Get Ready

Dear Brethren,

Isaiah wrote centuries ago in his address to the people of Israel. In his day there were no chapters but you will find it in our modern-day Bibles Isaiah 24. Whoever believed that we would see a time when the whole world was locked up in its houses, believer and non-believer, that one virus could stop the whole world?

In 1991, there was a book written, which is mentioned by Charles Lawson, that pestilence would hit the earth. If we look into Matthew chapter 24 we will see that only God sends pestilence to judge the nations. In Isaiah’s day, He sent an army from Babylon. We see around the world famine and in China the Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam about to burst. We see also nations preparing for war, the CPC destroying churches and arresting believers and throwing them into concentration camps. The word of God tells that there will be a nation that raises the biggest army the world has ever seen. Those nations will attack Israel. Our Lord Jesus Christ told us in Matthew 24 that all these things will take place but they are the birth pangs. In our day, we have seen the lockdown and we are now seeing the conditioning of the people by those in power. Preachers such as Tim Leech from Stoke-on-Trent or Charles Lawson from Tennessee are now saying we are coming to the end of time. Whatever your view on the rapture, I would like you to take time to listen to two sermons, one by Charles Lawson and one by Tim Leech and then make up your own mind where you stand.

I do believe personally that the world is getting ready to prepare us for many of the things that the preacher Barry Smith from New Zealand told us about. We see the banks using this COVID-19 to shut down branches, we see our Prime Minister and those in power now talking about a 60% Brexit, which is no Brexit at all, just another lying bunch of politicians who treat the populace like mushrooms and you know how they feed mushrooms. So if your hope is in your money, your property, your shares and even your pension then you are looking to the wrong place. I do not care if you are a pastor, a leader of a big megachurch or the CEO of a radio station or a Christian TV channel. Your priorities are all wrong. We are coming to a time when you will not be able to buy, you will not be able to sell without the mark which is in Revelation chapter 13. My own view on this is even with the vaccination for coronavirus, as we do understand as my dear friend and brother Noel has come down with COVID-19 and is suffering with it and praise God that though the devil wanted to take him God preserved him, as long as this new vaccination is not a biochip that they want to put in our forehead or our right hand, I see it no more dangerous than the many vaccinations we have to take to travel on holiday or missions. Jesus Himself said, watch, pray, you do not know the hour or the time when I will return. Paul the apostle told us in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 to comfort each other with these words:

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.

So, my brothers and sisters, I would like to comfort you as Paul urged us to do. As long as your lamp is full, your wick is trimmed and you are burning for Jesus, you will be like the wise virgins in the parable our Lord spoke about to His disciples. If by chance you are messing around, tampering with sin, doing your own thing, comforted by your religion, following men, sadly you will be shut outside. I have found the only way to know for certain that when the trumpet blows you are going is John 15, abiding in Christ. Your music will not save you, your programmes will not save you, your own form of religion will not save you, only looking unto Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, so I suggest you check your motives, you repent of any sin, you look to what you are doing, as Jesus said only the Father knows the hour and knows the day. Only you yourself really know whether you are born again or just somebody who attends a church.

I personally believe the time will come when church as you know it will not exist. I believe as many do we will go back to the time of Acts where they broke bread, they had all things in common and they loved one another. They gave as there was need and there was no more buying or selling. I believe this is the case for all those who are truly in the body of Christ and will be for those who wake up when the true believers are caught up with Jesus in the clouds. I know the world thinks we are crazy, that we are believing in fairy tales, but we know that Jesus said He would never leave us, He would never forsake us.

So are you listening to the voice of Jesus through the Holy Spirit or the latest YouTube video or even your pastor, who sadly is just a man or in some cases a woman? If you want to know the truth spend precious time with God, the word and prayer and He, the Holy Spirit, will direct your path, not your church, not your denomination or your affiliations, and if your church is on YouTube then you are in trouble as the word of God says they did not forsake the coming together of themselves, they had all in common and the broke bread daily from house to house. I believe 100% before Christ’s return this will happen again. If you would like to know more please see our Organic Church page or check out Neil Cole. We are not heretics, we love the Lord Jesus Christ, we believe He died, rose from the dead bodily, is seated at the right hand of God and is going to return again to take us home and to judge the living and the dead according to what they have done. The Bible says the wages of sin are death but the gift of God is eternal life.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. (Galatians 6:7)

The rest I shall leave to your own conscience as this world is going to close down. What George Orwell wrote in 1984, Big Brother is here to stay. Satan will be given power for war with the saints and in the words of the song by Larry Norman, I wish we had all been ready. Listen to the words and get ready my dear brothers and sisters. It is time to sow your wealth and not to hoard it as it is no good on this earth unless you have used it, but before you give it, check out those you are giving it to. These mega-ministries are full of selfish, arrogant leaders.

God bless you all and I hope to see you in heaven.

Rev Ross Rennie

COVID-19, D-Day and Dunkirk

An opinion piece by Myers Cooper

D-Day Prayer

Soldiers wading ashore from landing craft

I have recently enjoyed listening to archive recordings of the 24 hours’ continuous broadcasts by CBS following the first reports of the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944. CBS relayed a speech by King George VI, broadcast on the BBC, in which he said:

That we may be worthily matched with this new summons of destiny, I
desire solemnly to call my people to prayer and dedication. We are not
unmindful of our own shortcomings, past and present. We shall ask not
that God may do our will, but that we may be enabled to do the will of
God: and we dare to believe that God has used our Nation and Empire as
an instrument for fulfilling His high purpose.

I note firstly that the Sovereign called his people to prayer, secondly that he hinted at national sin (‘not unmindful of our own shortcomings’) and thirdly that he emphasised the need to do God’s will, not ask God’s blessing on human efforts.

President Franklin D Roosevelt composed a prayer on D-Day, which he broadcast to the people of USA. After praying for the ‘sons’ who were going into battle, he continued:

And for us at home—fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and
brothers of brave men overseas—whose thoughts and prayers are ever
with them—help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed
faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.

Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of
special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great,
I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As
we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words
of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

As I listened to the reporters and commentators speaking about the invasion, I also found it notable how often they mentioned prayer and dependence upon the Lord for the success of the invasion and the defeat of an evil regime.

Another War in 2020 but No Call to Prayer

Back in March, the British Prime Minister told his cabinet ‘we are engaged in a war against the disease which we must win,’ a simile that has been used often since then. But calls to prayer and an acknowledgement of our dependence on God’s mercy have been sadly absent.

In her address to the UK and the Commonwealth on 5 April, all that Her Majesty the Queen, the Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England, could manage was, ‘many people of all faiths, and of none, are discovering that [self-isolation] presents an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect, in prayer or meditation.’

How sad that the leaders of our nation have not followed the example of their predecessors in past generations, have failed to respond to a national threat by calling for repentance and prayer and have instead made ‘the science’ their idol.

“For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me,
The fountain of living waters,
To hew for themselves cisterns,
Broken cisterns
That can hold no water.”
Jeremiah 2:13

A Miracle of Deliverance

British soldiers on Dunkirk beach awaiting embarkation

Four years prior to D-Day, when our nation was facing the loss of thousands of British soldiers on the beach at Dunkirk with the threat of a Nazi invasion to follow, King George VI called the nation to pray. The King and members of the Cabinet, together with millions in all parts of the nation, Commonwealth and Empire gathered in cathedrals and churches to join in prayer.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill stated at the time that perhaps 20,000 to 30,000 soldiers might escape back to England. In the event, over 300,000 were saved. Churchill described the evacuation as a ‘miracle of deliverance’.

At the time of writing, nearly 400,000 people may have died as a direct result of COVID-19. The full effects on physical and mental health have yet to be assessed and the astronomical cost to the world economy has yet to be calculated. Second, third or more waves of COVID-19 or its mutations may come upon us. Politicians and scientists have not provided us with a ‘miracle of deliverance’.

A Gideon’s Army

If we wait for a queen, president or prime minister to call us to prayer, we may still be waiting and have done nothing when the next crisis comes. Nowadays, grass-roots, bottom-up movements seem more effective in mobilising public opinion and action than rallying cries from those in power. Revivals have started in response to the fervent, sustained prayers of a remnant. Gideon, an insignificant, inexperienced youth, led to victory an army reduced in size from 32,000 to 300.

Perhaps I should have written this article two months ago, but it is not too late for you and me to get on our knees and beseech the Lord for His deliverance, even if the leaders of our nation are looking elsewhere for a solution.

Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I shall rescue you, and you will honour Me.
Psalms 50:15

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.

Isaac Watts

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