Connecting to the True Vine

I am sure like me many of you have read John 15, where Jesus says, ‘I am the Vine, you are the branches and My Father is the Husbandman.’ There is a wonderful little book that was written many years ago by Andrew Murray called The True Vine.

While this pandemic has been on, I have spent over ten weeks studying this passage of scripture. I have been asking myself the question, where is the real anointing of Christ and why does the world seem to be in such a mess, the established churches and their leaders so weak and ineffective? I have come to the conclusion as many prophetic people around the world have that Satan is now present on the earth and is establishing his kingdom. We are told in the word of God that the time will come when Satan will be allowed by Almighty God to establish his kingdom upon the earth and go to war with the saints. Many years ago, Pastor David Wilkerson of Times Square Church, New York, preached a message Satan’s Final War Plan Exposed

He brought out the point that if we allow the fly in the ointment (Ecclesiastes 10:1), which refers to the anointing of God, then it turns the oil to putrefaction, which is the same with the anointing of God. This is in direct correlation with John 15. If we allow unconfessed sin into our hearts and our lives then there is a disconnect with the True Vine, Jesus Christ.

Over the many years, I have seen a lot of nonsense in pentecostal churches. Like Pastor David, I have seen people fall on the floor, I have seen people writhe on the floor like snakes, I have seen people scream and shout, but sadly when they get back up off the floor they are no different. I believe the true anointing comes through the word of God by allowing the word of God to permeate through our souls, to become obedient to what the word is saying and put it into action in our lives.

There is a major word that is missing from many ministries across this world. Is the first word that Jesus preached in Luke’s gospel, it is the first word that John the Baptist preached to the Pharisees and the Sadducees and the people of his day. Peter preached it, also Paul, and it is a word that is lost from our churches and sadly our ministers. It is the word repentance. Many Christians today do not understand what true repentance is. They are living under the delusion that their sins are forgiven, past, present and future, and they can behave in any manner they choose, as grace covers a multitude of sins. Many people would call this hyper-grace. I would call it deception. There is nowhere in the New Testament where it tells a believer we can live like an angel on a Sunday and a pig on a Monday.

I personally believe this COVID-19 is a wake-up call for the world and the body of Christ. The Chief Executive of Christian Concern, Andrea Minichiello Williams, recently has put out a YouTube video where she states clearly where is the voice of the true body of Christ?

Why are there not senior church leaders standing up for the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ? Sadly, we all know the answer to that if we are close to Jesus. God our Father, Jesus Christ our Saviour and God the eternal Holy Spirit are allowing Satan to set up his kingdom. Satan does not have to go after the minions; he has already got them. He does not have to go after the media; he owns that. He does not have to go after the Internet or Hollywood; he is in total control of all this media. So what can we do? If you are a born-again, Spirit-filled believer, you can revoke your BBC TV licence as you are allowing filth and degradation to come into your homes. You can write to your MP to ask them to push back the abortion laws and promote the freedom of speech and the decency of our nation. You can vote with your feet and not buy videos or watch Netflix with programmes which blaspheme the name of God or use foul language. You may say that you are strong enough spiritually to withstand this onslaught but I would like to tell you, you are deceiving yourselves. If more of us in the body of Christ stood for holiness and righteous lives I believe the spiritual dimension of this nation would change. If we spent more time on our knees seeking our Father than the box in the corner or our hobbies I believe we would see a true major revival in our land and across the world again, but as long as we compromise with the world and the world system we affect the anointing that only comes from Christ.

Many years ago, the former Pastor Reinhard Bonnke said, to understand the anointing we need to understand the anointed one, Jesus Christ. We as ministers have no power of our own. We are as Pastor Bonnke once said, no more than fuse wire, but I am led to believe the most perfect conductor is pure gold. So if you want to be effective in the body of Christ, you need to go and open yourself up to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to clean out the garbage and to purify you. Your pastors, your elders are not the answer. We are told in the word of God to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto us, and we are also told to look unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith. So if you are tampering with sin then I can assure you, you are drawing your source from another system. So I leave these challenges with you as I am challenged too as I believe it is time now to prepare ourselves for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. I personally do not believe we have long, but that is dependent on God.

Rev Ross Rennie

Prime Minister of the UK in Intensive Care

You may or may not have heard the devastating news that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has been taken into intensive care. Whatever your political views are, he is still our Prime Minister and the apostle Paul told us we must pray for those who are in authority. Let us all lift our Prime Minister and pray that he will recover quickly and be back at the head of government to take us out of this serious situation that we are in. Our prayers go to his family and those in government. Please share this with as many as possible and let us get a wall of prayer around this man.

God bless you all and may Jesus have all the victory.

Rev Ross Rennie

A Seasonal Message from Rev Ross Rennie

I would like you to lift our brother in the Lord Dr Mackereth. This man has stood for the fundamental right of every Christian in this nation. If you believe like us then I would ask you to sign a petition, write to your MP about this injustice. You yourselves may find yourselves in a similar situation if you stand for the truth of the word of God. We as Christians can never compromise our faith. Jesus Himself said these words:

“Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10: 32-33)

He also said our yes should be yes and our no should be no.

We as Christians are now living in an Orwellian society. Doctors and those in the NHS are losing their jobs because they will not accept the LGBTQ agenda. If you read previous articles you will see the position of this ministry. Myers and I were discussing the other day there may come a day when the authorities will come for us because of our uncompromising stance on the word of God and we too could find ourselves in a courtroom or even in a prison cell. This is a price we would gladly pay for the honour of the Name which is above every name, the Name of Jesus Christ. You yourselves may find yourselves in a similar position. So we are going to stand full square behind the doctor and any others who through no fault of their own find themselves in a similar position. I believe a time is now coming when we as Christians have to nail our colours to the mast, this is not a time for compromise but for standing firm on the word of God, as when this life is over and we leave our mortal bodies we shall give an account for how we have conducted ourselves since we have been born again,

I also believe this is the time that we reassess what we believe, we kick out the garbage and we get back to the truth of the gospel. Many of you are getting ready to celebrate a pagan festival. If you check the history of this particular festival you will find it was first instituted by Saint Augustine, who took pagan festivals and assimilated them as Christian holidays. Christmas, Santa Claus, green trees, tinsel and sadly even the nativity have no basis in reality, as firstly Jesus Christ was not born on 25 December. He was born approximately September to October. There was no snow or the things that we have accepted, the lies we have told our children, which I myself have been guilty of and have just recently come to a place where I have repented. Unfortunately, a lie is a lie, no matter how we cover it up, and I like many parents lied to my children, but this is a matter for your own conscience.

I believe God the eternal, mighty Spirit is now challenging the body of Christ to realign itself with the truth and clean up our houses, and as somebody once said long ago, George Jeffreys the founder of the Elim Pentecostal movement, put our houses in order, as if the Master came today would he be welcome in your house? Would He find things in your house that you are ashamed of or could you welcome the King? As we move into this holiday season, we need to seek the Lord while He may be found, ask the Holy Spirit to challenge us and search our hearts for any wickedness. I myself have been doing this for a considerable amount of time now as I want to be found by my Lord and my Saviour a good and faithful servant. What about you?

Rev Ross Rennie

Battle for Britain: Brexit or Not?

Oliver Cromwell

400 years ago, this country faced a civil war. If you know your history, you will see the major person in this event of history is Oliver Cromwell. Much of the values and the things we all enjoy today were won by this man and the parliamentarians: the right to education and many of the good things we have experienced in this land. In his day, the conflict was between Charles I and Parliament. There was a statement that he made that stated clearly Parliament was sovereign by the will of the people and it was the people who decided the direction of the nation. We now have a situation where the Speaker, Mr John Bercow, has turned this on its head. We have a surrender bill which even Tony Benn, the father of Hilary Benn, would be appalled at.

On 31 October, if our Prime Minister is true to his word, this nation should be free. If you have read my previous articles you will see we have two choices as a Christian nation. If we end up back in the EU I believe prophetically many of our Christian values, which have been squandered away over many years, will be taken away for good. Our freedom of speech, our right to assembly and our right to preach the true gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in our towns and cities. Many of us have seen over the past few years many street preachers arrested under Article 35, which was a law that was brought in to do with football hooligans, but the police and the judiciary have manipulated this law to trap those who wish to put their faith on the line and preach in our towns and cities across England.

So whenever the general election takes place, if you are a remainer, then I would ask you to consider as a Christian if this is a position you could align with Scripture and feel comfortable with, as if you vote to stay in the EU I will be bold enough to say you are fighting not against man but God Himself.

When I and many of my generation voted in 1975, we voted for the Common Market. The House, prime ministers such as John Major and Tony Blair, have manipulated the will of the British people to draw us into a federal Europe. We are now seeing the gloves coming off. There is talk about a European army, which if these people get their way many of your children will be conscripted to, a European defence force and many other institutions which I believe are antichrist. So this is the world you will live in if we stay part of the EU. If we come out of the EU, there will be bumps along the way but we shall have the right to elect our MPs to represent us, the people, in our nation. We shall have the right to trade on WTO rules around the world. So I for one will not listen to Project Fear, which is orchestrated by the globalists who wish to dumb us down like zombies.

So if you have not already done so, make your view known to your MP by writing, or when we do come to a general election if your MP is a remainer vote against him or her.

My only concern about all this is where are the Christian leaders? Are they, like the redefining of marriage, hiding behind their positions, their pay packets or their pulpits? I know that I am the last in this nation when it comes to ministers, but I for one am prepared to give my life for the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I will never give my life to the fake entertainment, backslapping, weak gospel that I see today. I long to see leaders stand up and be counted that I can be proud to follow. I see on the major Christian media that there is not even a debate on these subjects. Why? Are they running scared or just men-pleasers and not pleasing God? Please, ladies and gentlemen, get some backbone. Let us have a debate, as we are not just citizens of the United Kingdom but we are ultimately citizens of Christ’s kingdom.

If this offends you, then it is not me you are angry with but the Holy Spirit, as all through this Brexit debate I have waited upon the Lord and I have been led by the Holy Spirit to write these things, so if you disagree with me then comment below, as it is time the Christian church got more engaged as this affects you, your children, your church and your civil rights. I am a supporter of the Brexit Party and so are many of my colleagues as we believe ultimately in democracy and freedom. What do you believe in?

Rev Ross Rennie

Trick or Treaty: 31 October

On 31 October, we shall know which way this spiritual battle is going to turn. We shall either be a sovereign nation again, free to determine our destiny and trade with the rest of the world, or we shall be, as in the days of the Israelites, bound to the EU, as Pharaoh bound the children of Israel to build the pyramids. In those days, God sent a man called Moses with his brother Aaron and said, “Let My people go.” I believe now, if you are a true follower of Jesus Christ, we all have a decision that must be made soon. We have seen the evil nature of our politicians and our only recourse is when a general election is called as it must. If our Prime Minister gets a clean-break Brexit, then the forces of light have won. We shall be free. But if he rehashes the treaty and we are not out of the back-stop, customs union and the legal frameworks of the EU, the pure facts are we shall be run by a dictatorship, the EU. We shall have no freedom and I believe eventually our freedom to express our faith will be taken away from us. Our children will be indoctrinated by the LGBT communities. The political correct brigade and the thought police will determine everything we do.

If you are a liberal, wishy-washy, lapsed Christian then you will accept these things. I dare say when they introduce the mark of the beast, you could even take the mark. Now is the time, as the Apostle Paul said in Ephesians, to put away foolish things, to get back to the word of God, to watch and pray and look up and wait for the returning of our Lord Jesus Christ and work while there is still day. My prayer for our nation and the world is that the church of Jesus Christ would get back to the real mission of Matthew 28:

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

As our Lord said, the only purpose for us believers to still be on this earth is not to build bigger houses or bigger barns; it is to reach the lost. There are billions of souls that will be swept into the eternal abyss of hell if we the church do not put away our petty differences, our denominational squabbles, and get on with the real work. If we accept the LBGTQ agenda and the globalist mantra which comes from the heart of Satan then we might as well sit down, make a cup of tea and invite Satan into our houses, our homes and our churches. God forbid that we would. My prayer is that the senior leaders of this nation and around the world would get back on their knees, put away their stupid programmes and seek the Lord God Almighty. We see all the signs around the world and in our day-to-day living that the devil is bringing together his final attack on the saints of God here in the UK, in the US and around the world. The word of God says Satan comes in like an angel of light. Be careful, my brothers and sisters, what light you are under as that will determine where you will spend your eternal life. The words of our Lord are clear in Matthew 7:

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

I hope this message challenges you, shakes you out of any complacency you may be in or apathy and puts fire back in your bones. As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord, even unto the shedding of blood if need be.

Rev Ross Rennie

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