FROM THE DESK OF THE ARCHBISHOP AND APOSTOLIC HEAD
Sir Dr. Godfrey Gregg
Leave Me Alone
Good morning my Lord Patriarch, Queen Abbess, Cardinal, ministers, brothers, sisters, friends, well-wishers and our Affiliate churches. The peace of the Lord be always with you and with thy spirit. This is a remarkable day in our lives and today I want to minister in a way you I have never done before. I feel in my spirit this is the time for us to under the mind of Jesus and what He was going through before his death. Let us read the scripture
Matthew 26:36-39-42 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and said unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful, and very heavy. Then said he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
verse 42 He went away again the second time, and prayed
Jesus lived in a simpler time than we live in—there was no television, no radio, no telephones, no cars or trucks, few large cities to contend with, no supermarkets to buy food from, and little to chose from where food is concerned—it was a simple life that he and all the earth lived at that time.
It would seem that one had time to get close to God, and to stay close to him, because there was not so much to claim one’s attention. But even in that era, in that time, there was always something to claim one’s attention and to move one’s thoughts away from the Lord—and you must remember that the Lord was contending with the devil for our thoughts, God was not just passive, but he contended for our thoughts.
One of the things I have personally found out is that you cannot successfully serve two masters at the same time, masters make you choose—in this case you either have to choose good or evil—obedience or disobedience; there is really no middle ground. If you are not up then you are down, it is God or man so choose wisely and carefully. The Bible tells us to choose you this day whom you are going to serve. There is one simple fact and that you are part of This Mystical Order and your loyalty is hinged on the principles in the oath you took.
I know that bursts some one’s bubble, for we believe we can have both the good, and evil, and things will come out all right in the end. You don’t have to love your neighbor as your self, you don’t have to do good to those that despite-fully use you, and you don’t have to love your enemies. You don’t have to go when you don’t feel like going: all of these things, if they are “not” done, takes a toll on our relationship with God –we put some distance between us and him when we give in to our human nature, and do what the world is doing. If you do what the world is doing, you are soon going to feel like the world, you are going to see like the world sees; you are going to respond like the world responds to things, with anger, and with lashing out in frustration, and mean spiritedness. You will begin to hate the people close to you, your wife, children, your leaders. Plain outcast HATER you will become and then smile about it. Well, I show love and they will never figure out my plans. May I say to you that there is still the Spirit of discernment alive and well in the Church of the living God.
But one of the things that I have noticed in life is that when one comes near the end of life, that people want to be alone with God, no matter where they have been, and what they have done, they now want to be alone with God. It seems that they want to restore their broken relationship with him; they want to get to know him intimately before they go and see him out of the flesh. That is very good but can it be a little too late? What have you done will all the time before running away from His presence. Know Jesus today and let Him lead your way to the Rock that is higher than I.
I do not know why it was important to Jesus that he be alone with God when he was facing death, but here in this text he took the disciples with him to Gethsemane, and said to them sit here while I go yonder and pray—he then took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and went a little farther and said to them, my soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and watch with me—and then he left them and went a little farther and fell on his face and prayed—though he took them with him, he still wanted to be alone with God in this dark hour—he left the three and went a little farther alone. Many weeks ago I felt that way and thought I was going to die. I felt the weight of the church on my back and the darkness over came me. I cried my soul and heart for a few days. I asked why Lord, why me at this time? My human nature got in the way and I had to shake it off in order to see path I was trodding. There was no way for me to turn and I felt helpless and wanting to give up. Awwww there was a little light when I was encouraged to hang on the battle is Christ. Today I am stronger that ever and upward leading still proceeding. The Grace of the Lord is sufficient to keep me through the trials. Yes I was alone with God.
It is as if he said to them, “leave me alone,” let me be alone with my Father. If you notice there is a conflict between his spirit and the Father—let this cup I agreed to, pass from me, yet not my will but thine be done. Yes, my brethren I wanted out and done, there was my conflict wanting to give up and be alone with my self. That was not the plan of God, because my Patriarch and Queen Abbess stood by my side and comforted me. Today I want to let you know I love and appreciate you to the very max. My Senior Bishop and Cardinal encouraged me and peace like a river attendeth my prayers. It was like sea billows roll. It was not my lot but that of Almighty God. Captain Lynch said “Archbishop Gregg the ship will never sink because Jesus is in control and at the wheel.” They prayed and encourage me to lead kindly light. All the way from England the words came even from Trinidad the voice of reasoning from Bishop Goodridge. Hallelujah. The oneness of the spirit in The Mystical Order came into effect and said march on the battle is Christ. Thank you Reverend Brenda for your “eyes of faith”. Every member had their role to ensure that this Mystical Order stays afloat.
I have seen this numerous times as I see people dying in the hospital, and at home, they see you, they welcome you, but you know that behind the mask there is something else going on—they are doing some catching up with God, and all they want is to be alone with him—so leave me alone, and let me do some catching up. Leave me alone I have some work to do to advance this Ministry. I wasted some precious time and I really need to catch up. I missed out on quite a few things and fail to communicate properly. I am getting there and soon I will be back in conference and meetings. LEAVE me alone let me push out of this dark hole and get back to the place where God wants me. I am getting there and all I ask of you is to pray for me.