Carpenters and masons missions trips.

November 6th, 2015 Comments off

Missions trips available in Africa. Short term generally 2 weeks up to 3 months. Come and experience ministry in Africa, with an experienced evangelist from New Zealand.

Ghana is a wonderful place to minister and to experience African Christian life. We have a missions base to complete. A base from which we plan to teach and equip Christians for service.

Electricians and plumbers are also welcome.

You can contact Steve at the following.

Steve4arm@gmail.com
+233506789 000 (whatsapp), +233 26789 000

Like to hear from you all..

Blessings,

Steve…

Missions trip to Africa.

November 6th, 2015 Comments off

Masons and carpenters short term missions trips are available. Minimum term of two weeks. Come and experience African ministry. Work with an experienced evangelist and team leader.

African Revival Mission is looking for masons and carpenters, plumbers and electricians to finish the mission base. We have been serving here for more than ten years.

Are you practical, good with your hands, skilled in masonry yet also have a desire to serve in Africa. Do you have a zeal for the lost. A desire to get involved in cross cultural evangelism.

Then give us a call, or contact us through the following addresses.

Steve4arm@gmail.com
Phone: +233 506789 000 (also whatsapp) or +233 26789 0000
Love to hear from you even if you are just curious..

Blessings from Steve…

Masons and Carpenters for Africa…

November 4th, 2015 Comments off

Are you called to Africa. Have you a desire to serve in Ghana. Are you a skilled mason and/or carpenter? Escape the Northern winter.
A zeal for the lost? Or a zeal for practical works for the Kingdom?

African Revival Mission is looking for masons and carpenters (electricians and plumbers too) to serve here in Ghana.
We have a mission base to complete. Having blocks to lay, plumbing to be done. Electrical work, and window frames. A concrete roof to cast. Outdoor facilities to develop. …
Time here in Ghana would/could also include ministry and evangelism. We can introduce you to a lifestyle of being a witness for Christ. Cross cultural witness.
Opportunities to serve range. We are quite flexible.
Minimum length of stay really should be 2 weeks. Though a month or two would be better giving you a chance to sample and get to know Africa….

We have been living and serving in Africa for a number of years now. First with Mercy Ships and Youth With A Mission. Last ten years with our own ministry….

Love to hear from you…
Our email address is: Steve4arm@gmail.com
Phone +233 26789 0000 or + 233 50678 9000..

PO BOX CO 3783
Tema Community one
Ghana…

SDC10326

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Jehovah Witness have their own bible!

September 26th, 2015 Comments off

The New World Translation (NWT) of the bible is a very dangerous book.
There is no other like it on Earth.
It has been changed and tampered with from the original. Trying to support the dangerous doctrines of the Watch Tower organisation. After all a fruit of the flesh is heresies.
How can we know the Jehovah Witness bible has been changed?

Evidence: In 2 Corinthians 13v5 we read in the NKJV. Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.
See following link and its plain all bible versions teach that to be in the faith/a Christian is because Christ dwells within…

https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/2%20Corinthians%2013:5

So then we have a plain and simple test to see if we are a Christian. Examine yourselves. Seeing the Christ within (this happens as we receive Christ through faith and become Born of God). After testing ourselves if Christ is not within us, we are disqualified and it means we are not Christians, or Christ in ones…

We are all born sinners Romans 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
So we all (not just a 144 000 as the JW’s in error teach) need to be Born Again so we can be alive to God. Righteousness and life was lost to mankind when Adam sinned. In Christ its given back. Romans 8:10 NASB If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. Alive to God so you can know Him. Don’t you want that?

Sin dwells in us. Jehovah has given us The Christ to dwell in us so we have power over that indwelling sin 24/7. Its Christ in us, which is our only hope. The only way we can know/be alive to God now on Earth and for all Eternity. Christ in you the hope of glory. Christ in us the power to live right.

Compare then the Jehovah Witness own bible.
2 Corinthians 13v5 NWT Keep testing whether you are in the faith; keep proving what you yourselves are.+ Or do you not recognize that Jesus Christ is in union with you? Unless you are disapproved.

Taken from: http://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/2-corinthians/13/

If Jehovah/God has given us the indwelling Christ for victory and deliverance over sin and for life. Then knowing Jehovah Witness teach otherwise and even have changed the Scriptures to further support their own teaching and traditions on being in union with Christ. Then it should be obvious that the Jehovah Witnesses have their own bible, and its not God’s word for mankind..

After all this 2 Corinthians 13:5 verse is not the only mis-translation done by the Watch Tower bible society. All bible versions King James Version, NASB, NIV, RSV, etc say the same, Christ in us. Its only the NWT that does not. You can compare such verses as Galatians 2:20, Colossians 1:27, Romans 8:10, 2 Timothy 4:22, John 15:4 + 5, Gal 1:16, Galatians (Gal) 4:19, 2Thessalonians 1:10 and others.

Reader some notes:
Doctrine is so important.
How could sinners be in union with the righteous Christ anyway?
We meet a lot of Jehovah Witness here in Ghana (far too many). When we ask them where is Jesus Christ they always say he is in Heaven. They say this because they have no inner witness of the Christ within. Their own bible and dangerous doctrines make it a challenge for a JW to become a Christian (Christ in one)……

Another simple test. 2 Timothy 4:22 NKJV The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.
Compared to the Jehovah Witness NWT The Lord be with the spirit you show. His undeserved kindness be with you.

You can go to the following Jehovah Witness site. There you will see from the horses own mouth they are about trying to be a Christian only. They don’t know the reality in receiving Christ. Being a Christian is not about our trying. Its Gods work. After all can you make yourself a Born Again by doing good works?
Gosh where would you even start, talk about an impossible task for man…

http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/are-jehovahs-witnesses-christians/

Steve….

Steve4arm@gmail.com
+23326789 0000

Reader

Do Sabbath Keepers enjoy Christian blessings?

January 14th, 2015 Comments off

The Children of God have many benefits.

Christ in us, enables us to be loaded to live a God pleasing life.
After all Christians/or Christ in dwelling ones, possess God. In this life and also for all eternity.
How then could we not be loaded!

Some of the magnitude of blessings given through the indwelling Christ.
Assurance of eternity.
We are made as righteous as God.
Peace with God, and wisdom to live with man.
Power over sin/flesh the world and Satan.
We can live a God pleasing life.
We possess God now and for all eternity.
We are enabled to change, break bad habits, stop sinning. See 1Jn. 3:9
We have an anchor for the soul, a benchmark against which we can test for truth.
We are led by God’s Spirit.
Live free from condemnation.
We can speak in tongues, which is a sign of the righteousness within.

A question is this: Do Adventists/Sabbath Keepers enjoy/exhibit the benefits associated with the indwelling Christ?

We mostly ( African Revival Mission) have been dealing with Adventists, yet other Sabbath observing congregations we have met, exhibit similar fruit. That is no power to live.

Often on our outreach programmes, we meet Adventists. Common beliefs exhibited as a result of their human doctrines are as follows:
That all humans are just sinners, even Christian humans.
That no one is righteous.
That no one is or can be perfect.
That no one can be sure of salvation.
That you must keep the ten commandments to be saved, yet especially the 4th about keeping the Sabbath.
That speaking in tongues is something you learn.

Isaac an Adventist man I met last week said. Christ has given us the possibility to gain eternal life.
Another Adventist all dressed in a suit and tie was saying he was not righteous, just a sinner.

The Human condition is one of indwelling sin. This condition is well known by God. His solution to such a condition is the Indwelling Christ.

We can pray all day, asking for God to give us the victory over sin. Yet…………..
Its foolish to think we can overcome indwelling sin aside from having the indwelling Christ. Yet that is the struggle most Sabbath keepers/Adventists face. An impossible task.
See Galatians 5. In verse 2 it says if you become circumcised/or a Sabbath keeper then Christ will not profit you.
The result of being estranged from Christ. Estranged means to be made hostile to, see verse 4.

Big difference then, between. Trying to observe Sabbath and putting on a religious veneer/covering. Having to beg God for strength to defeat sin.
Compared to having the indwelling Christ’s sin overcoming strength.

Paul said its no longer I that live yet Christ lives in me. Paul knew and lived in this source of strength. That same strength is ours today. The lord Jesus with my spirit.
Christ with our spirit enables us to overcome sin, the flesh, Satan, the world.

Speaking in tongues along with other gifts of the Spirit, are a gift from the indwelling Christ…
Interesting then that, Adventist’s tell me that if I come to Ghana and learn their native languages then they say I am speaking in tongues.

This Post, serves as a warning. God desires all of us, all our heart, our mind. Yet without the indwelling Christ and his gift of righteousness you cannot draw near. Sabbath keeping estranges us or puts as at odds with Christ and his Salvation for man.
After many many conversations with Adventists in particular have seen that there is something amiss. Its like the lights have not been turned on.

Yet its obvious, just because someone comes to you with a bible under their arm, it doesn’t mean they come with God.

I have been asking Sabbath Keepers for scripture to support the command for Sabbath worship. They often ask for proof for Sunday worship. Yet Christians should have a desire to worship God everywhere, always and every day. We are not just Sunday worshipers yet worship God in Spirit and truth daily.

This article could just as easily be written about: The Jehovah Witness, Or Latter Day Saints, or Hindu’s, or Good news Mission (with Ock Soo Park), etc.
After all the Jehovah Witness have removed most of the Christ indwelling man scriptures from their version of the bible.

Seeker its better you walk in doctrine whereby salvation comes to you purely through faith in Christ, after all that is the only way God’s has for us to receive. While we were sinners Christ died for us. So then why would we have to add anything to the salvation that Christ brings. Like keeping a Sabbath for instance?

Definition of the Children of God.
Those that are led by the Holy Spirit as stated in Romans 8 v 14 all bibles.
To be led by the Spirit first you need to be made righteous so you can receive Him the Spirit.

Links to help you escape from unfruitful doctrines.
Contacts:
Steve Ph. +23326789 0000, +233506789 000
Email Steve4arm@gmail.com
African Revival Mission, tested in Africa.

There is also wwww.IRR.org were you can request a mentor.
Plus: http://www.exadventist.com/Home/Sabbath/SabbathSunday/tabid/516/Default.aspx

‘The Bible is not perfect it has plenty of mistakes’…..according to Mormon teaching.

August 12th, 2012 Comments off

Why Mormons are not Christians!

Dear reader I Steven Andrews an Evangelist from New Zealand write this post to help expose the idea of Mormons (Later Day Saints) being Christians.

Bible says: And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

Below is taken from a series of messages I received from a Mormon Missionary here in Ghana.
Please note I have heard similar teachings after meeting many Mormons on the streets of Ghana, and while in New Zealand.

Let me quote what this particular Mormon told me….

Elder ……. says: ‘I want you to know the bible is not perfect . It has plenty of mistakes’….

Later he tells me: ‘When I said the bible has mistakes I meant that things are missing or have been changed’.

He also went onto say: ‘We believe the bible as the word of god, but that it doesn’t have everything we need.Some of the things that have been changed or missing is that: *1 God is not a spirit, *2 It is missing the part talking about Joseph Smith. *3 The need to work for your salvation’

In another message he said: ‘The fall of Adam and Eve is a good thing.’
In another message he said: ‘ We also believe that man can believe and worship god any way they want.’
In another message he says: ‘I know the bible is from god, but has mistakes because it was translated by teachers not prophets. That is why we have the book of Mormon to correct the mistakes’…

Steve says, its obvious that Mormons or Later Day Saints can never be Christians as they reject the very words of Christ….

Jesus said in John 4v 24 “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Besides this mormon told me he does not have salvation…

Reader stay away from Mormon teaching and instead trust/believe in Christ with your heart and confess him (invite him into your life) and then you will be saved. Then walk in obedience to all the teaching of the bible to show the world you are saved…

Steve…

Construction and evangelism Missions trips to Africa……….

May 28th, 2012 Comments off

African Revival mission is looking for Christians with a zeal for God, who are also carpenters and masons and builders who want a short term mission trip to Africa (one to 3months) …….

To help build the African Revival Mission base, and to also learn how to win souls in a cross cultural setting.

If you sense God is leading you in such a direction, then email me on Steve4arm@gmail.com, or call me on +233267890001

God be with you….

Steve

Is it possible for God to live inside mortal man?

May 10th, 2012 Comments off

This was the question I was getting from Vivian a Jehovah Witness girl I met while sharing Christ on the streets this week.
While I was quoting 2 Corinthians 13 verse 5 where it says we need to examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith, examining ourselves looking for what? Is Jesus Christ the un-created one living/dwelling in us. As we need to receive Him so we can become Children of God. John 1v 12 says just that. But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

See Jehovah’s Witness folks and the likes of the Mormon’s too, simply don’t receive Christ and don’t have Him dwelling in them. For one their doctrine about who Jesus is, is too far removed from that as presented by the Holy Spirit through the bible. Its says in 2 John v 9 that if our doctrine about Christ is not correct we have not got the Son (dwelling in us) and if we have not got the Son we have not got the Father either.

So while I kept pressing Vivian about her need to receive Christ, she was insisting that the message I was presenting of Christ in her made no sense. See Jehovah’s Witness rely a lot on reasoning to understand the bible. They even have a book called reasoning from the scriptures. She was saying how could Christ live inside mortal man?

That is a common question that I receive from the JW’s. Yet the biblical response is that unless Christ is in us we cant belong to God or even know God. As man is fallen and born in sin. When we receive Christ His rightness is given to us so we can come to God…….

There is no other way.

I Corinthians 1 v18 tells us that the preaching of the cross is foolish to those that are perishing….

Love and truth out of Africa.

Will Good News Mission (Gu-Won-Pa) members die in their sins?

December 18th, 2011 Comments off

Any deviation from God’s path causes us to lose something most valuable.

After a recent meeting with some members of the Gu-Won-Pa (translated Salvation Sect from Korean) or Good News Mission as they are called here in Ghana (Yet they offer some other truth aside from the good news) I got to do some bible based thinking in the Spirit as you do.

Below, mainly in response to the teaching of Founder Ock Soo Park. Park and his followers who say the following. And is taken from Ock Soo Park’s book “The secret of forgiveness of sin and being born again”………….. They not only say that
repentance after salvation is not needed, but also insist that to repent continually (or even at all) after salvation is the evidence of not being saved so he/she will go directly to Hell fire. They also prohibit the reading of the Lord’s prayer, because it mentioned the forgiveness of sin.

Steve’s response

One…….. Is the Kingdom of God divided? Any church or part of “body of Christ” that is proclaiming they are the only true church is not walking in love and is falling short of the Glory Of God. See 1 Corinthians 12. What I mean is this: One of you says, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Cephas[b]”; still another, “I follow Christ.”
13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul?

Two…….. If we fail to confess our sins, then we will die in them (think/ponder on the seriousness of that), and risk being separated from God forever. See 1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Jesus said in John 8:24 that if our belief about Him is not correct we will die in our sins.
Healing too comes to those who confess their sins to one another. See James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. . Who is the righteous man with the powerful prayer? The one who confesses his sins.

Three…. Christian if you are to be effective in witness you will need the prosperity of God so the resources of God are available to you for outreach. Confess your sins, and walk right with God and He will prosper you as is needed.
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Proverbs 28:12-14

Four…… 1Corinthians 12:7 says: Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. The common good, that is for the possibility of all mankind to receive and to be built up. That is your good, and for those you interact with daily. Speaking in tongues for example builds me up as I prepare for a days evangelism. Laying hands on a Muslim who has malaria, and seeing them healed is also very good.

Paul says in 1Corinthians 12:29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

We know from experience and we see from the scriptures that not all Born of God Christians work miracles or have gifts of healing or speak tongues. Yet plenty do. Even Paul encourages us to seek such gifts.

Jesus said as well in Mark 16:17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;

Mark 16:20 again tells us that God confirms His word through signs. Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

Hebrews 2:3-5 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

God also helps us see where His truth is through signs, and through the gifts of the Spirit being distributed……..Yet read below.

Reader take note that I have never met one soul in the Good News Mission/Gu-Won_pa who speaks tongues or has the gift of interpretation of tongues. From what I have heard from members speaking in tongues is not something they do? Same for the other gifts of the Spirit.

I even had a zealous young member of the good news mission tell me that when he preaches or speaks righteousness he is speaking in tongues. Yet scripture tells us how tongues manifests. Its through the laying on of hands as Paul did in Acts 19:6 or through the hearing of the word of God. See Acts 10: 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.

Five……….. The question remains. How far can we deviate from truth before we do indeed lose our salvation?

Reader, if you are a member of the Good News Mission or are thinking of becoming a follower of Ock Soo park. Please know that you will come to regret doing so on the judgment day, and surely you will not bear as much fruit for God as you could have.

We have done reading of testimonies online of folks who have stopped following Ock Soo Park. It seems that often members speak more about Ock Soo Park then they do of Jesus.
The pride of life as written about in 1 John 2:16 describes Ock Soo Park. As followers are putting their eyes onto him rather than Jesus who is the author of life.

The Good News mission also named Gu-Won-Pa and other links are:http://ghana.iyf.org/, http://www.ocksoopark.com/ English, http://biblecrusade.com, http://www.mahanaim.com/ etc.

Hindus need Christ. (They have no divine spark)

November 18th, 2011 Comments off

We have new Hindu neighbors.

They like to listen to Bollywood (Indian Movies) all day and night until 1am in the morning at times. The TV has big speakers and its positioned at window height right opposite our bedroom with a 6 foot gap separating us as our rooms face each other. Yet shouting to each from one room to the next, or using a blender at 11pm is now the order of the day. We hear almost all their conversations, even when they are fighting and swearing.

I have communicated with them about changing the position of the TV and about talking quietly, as at times I am awake until 1-2 am listening to Bollywood. Or I can be dosing off and I hear a shout from next door, even though I don’t sleep in the bedroom yet on the floor in the front room as its further away. We also have a teenager in the house who is studying for exams.

Yet they said they don’t want to move the TV as they like to relax and sit back from it a distance. We have been living in our current house for about 5 years and we have had various tenants living opposite. Yet never has the noise level been like this. The previous tenants moved their TV to help keep the noise level down, no problems.

Jesus said that you should love your neighbor as yourself. Now not all the words out of the mouths of religious heads are equal, nor are there many paths to God; no matter how many belong to the religion. Yet because Jesus is God and because He has paid for our sins so we can know God; we had better listen to Him.

Deuteronomy 18:15 says: The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

On a Hindu website http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/essays/animals.asp They say human life is precious.. Yet I know that after living with Hindus for a month now that they do not believe or practice what they preach, they in fact can’t perform at all as there is no power in Hinduism to do. If they thought we were precious then the TV would have been moved (or at the very least the windows next to the TV closed) and there would have been some modification in behavior like speaking with quiet voices especially at night. In life we can make pretend that we are nice and that we care for our neighbor. Yet when we do not know God, we cant give up our selfish desires to love our neighbors as ourselves.

These are zealous Hindus. Complete with chanting and burning incense, yet material possessions and ones own comfort is more important to them than the neighbors…

Reader if you are a Hindu, please the path you are own will lead to your destruction and in the end you will be separated from God forever. I say this as an observer of people, as an observer who has his soul anchored in Christ (as do all Born Again Christians). At rest we can see what is happening around us. I say this as one who has received Christ. See 1Corinthians 13:5

I know there is no divine spark in our dear Hindu neighbors or any Hindus in fact, same for Muslims etc. No one can do right by their neighbor without having received Christ.

The Bible in the Book of John, Chapter one verse 12 says: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

You see, without that power of God you cannot love your neighbor as yourself; even if you are the best Hindu/Buddhist/Muslim/ traditionalist/Mormon/Jehovah’s Witness on the planet. You in fact do not even know what true love is unless you have repented of your sins, and received the Jesus of the bible into your life. As its only then that the Love of God is shared abroad in our hearts and you are then able to love even the most undesirable in society.

I write this because I care/have Gods love for our neighbors and I am praying for an opportunity to share Christ with them, as I know they are lost, as I once was.

I write this because religion (mans attempt to find God) has only ever failed as we can only come to God on His terms. That is through the precious sacrifice of Jesus on the cross who takes away ours and the sin of the world, and through His power living in us we are made into the image of God. So we can act/perform Like God and Love like God. Romans 10:3 says just that: For they, being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Reader if you have never given your life to Christ then there is no time like now. The bible says today is the day of salvation; and that we should seek the Lord while He maybe found.

If you are a Hindu, I am praying for you as to die without Christ in your life means you will die in your sins and be separated from God forever.

Much love out of Africa from Steve and the team at African Revival Mission. (ARM)

Email: Steve4arm@gmail.com Beauty4arm@gmail.com
Phone +233 26789 0000 +233 267890002

To enable ARM in reaching the Lost please pray.
Then for financial support:

New Zealand account is: Steven D Andrews ANZ Bank Account Number 010906 0264264 51

USA and worldwide support can be received through World Outreach Ministries. If you want to support our ministry, you can make an Online Donation via www.WorldOutreach.org.
Go to “Donate” and select Steven Andrews. The system can process USA & International cards. You can also set up automatic recurring gifts if you select the “Monthly” option. Or simply mail your gift to World Outreach Ministries, PO Box B, Marietta, GA 30061 and designate for Steven Andrews Ghana.

We are also grateful to Kent Potter and Drury Presbyterian Church in Auckland New Zealand for support and care. See the Drury website: http://www.dpc.org.nz/Mission_Support.htm

God is the most valuable/precious being. God has an enemy, called Satan. Satan wants to stop man from knowing God, that is why there are many religions, and because the heart of man is rebellious. Yet there is still only one path….

Recently Beauty (my wife) was at a church meeting where a prophet was doing ministry. The prophet came to Beauty during the meeting and asked if we have Indian neighbors. Wow! When Beauty told me later it got my attention. The prophet then went onto say that we needed to be praying for our daughter Aimee (now 6 years) as there were evil spirits trying to attack Aimee through the Hindu worship of our neighbors………

Good News Mission IYF Gu-Won-Pa

July 23rd, 2011 Comments off
Youth Be on The Alert

False Church

Steve says hi from Tema. I am a New Zealander living in Ghana and serving the people of Africa as an evangelist. I am married to the daughter of an evangelist and we have two small children. I was originally serving on board the Mercy Ship the Anastasis a vessel that brings free medical and dental care and relief to many. From there the Holy Spirit witnessed to me to be based in Ghana as a full time evangelist.

Please Steve why do you spend time and $ at the email cafe writing such articles?
My reason for writing this and the reason why I give myself to the work of being a witness for Christ is the following: To know God is the most important investment any of us can make, as all life comes from God. Acts 3:15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. Yet the path to Him is not a broad one, meaning there are not many ways to God; just one. Plus there is an enemy at work who is seeking to trip us up and stop us from knowing God, so we need to stay alert.

I do not write this to prove that I am right, I do not need to prove anything as I know I am right before God (I could be selfish and keep Him all to myself yet His love compels/motivates me strongly to speak/write to others); or that I am better than anyone. Simply put what God has done for me, He can do for all of us. Simply believe, and trust in the work of Christ on the cross and not in your own efforts. OK.

That one path to God what is it? John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. How do we join/find that path/way? Note below is not necessarily the order as God works individually with each of His Children. Yet each Step is vital for having a vital/real relationship with God.

THE PATH.

  • Simply through trusting/having faith in Christ and what he has come to do for us on the cross. For our faith to develop/grow we normally need to hear the gospel, or through prayer for example a remote villager can have visions and dreams and can come to trust in Christ.
  • We confess our sins, which is needed so that the darkness in us/hardness of heart can be dealt with. Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”
  • We need to receive Christ into our lives, as in doing so we can then access the power of God which works to develop our character so we can be transformed into His likeness. John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to those who believe in His name.
  • This step is really an addition to C) The receiving of Christ/Being Born Again/from Above is the only way we can know God, as it is only when Christ comes to live in us that we are made alive to God. Romans 8:10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 

Oh reader what a wonderful scripture. If Christ is in you, you are alive to God. Your spirit/the breath of life/ your true inner man is tuned in/on the same frequency as God. Your spirit is then able to commune/hear from and speak to God. Enabling you to then please Him and live for Him, and be led by Him, and worship Him, and do His will.

Note: The sin of Adam is in all of us, thereby we are in darkness and separated from the Author of life, even from birth. What is the form of that separation? Its death in our spirit, or that our spirit has really never fully come alive. As a result to do the will of God, or to know Him is an impossibility. Hence our need of the Christ (the Righteous One) within.

Reader can you make your spirit come alive by seeking to do good works/ giving money to the poor etc as the Muslims do? Can you give a new birth to your spirit by being a zealous witness about the kingdom of God as the folks who call themselves Jehovah’s Witness do? Can you give give life to your spirit through being a missionary in a foreign nation as the Mormons/later day Saints seek to do for a year of their lives. The answer is no to all of the above. Simply receive Christ

Steven are you saying there is no good deed or act that I can do to make myself right with God? Yep you got it, just believe and receive. Simple. Then let the living waters within flow through you to others.

Do not let Satan/folks trick you by saying you have to prove yourselves pleasing to God by being obedient and enduring to the end before you can say you are qualified to be a Child of God. It’s Christ in you which qualifies you. Its Christ in you that enables you to endure to the end. It’s Christ in you that enables you to have the fruit of the spirit, it’s Christ in you that enables you to even be obedient to God in the first place. There that is it dear reader it’s all about Him, and not about us at all. He is the One whom makes/enables us to be obedient.

Then Steven what is my role/part to play? John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” That is your work to believe in Him. John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, “This is the work of God: that ye believe in Him whom He hath sent.”  That is your witnessing to let the living waters within you flow out. Meaning you speak and share your life with others. Simple, yet you do so living with a trust in Christ that He has done it all for you, then you can truly be a channel for the Holy Spirit to minister through you. Amen.

Steven why are you in Ghana? I am here because I trust God, and I know His plan is the best for me. I am here not to gain salvation/Christ as I have him/that already. I am here so his Spirit/living waters can reach many. God said go!

The reason for the title Good News mission? IYF Gu-Won-Pa? Here in Ghana we have a cult/false path which originates out of Korea, and is run by Ock Soo Park. Its goes under another name in Korea of Gu-Won-Pa which is the salvation sect. Recently I met some of their members from the Tema branch, and instantly I was aware of these two your men putting a strange twist/spin upon knowing God, and salvation.

They teach that after receiving Christ there is no need for further confession of sin. In fact they say if you confess you are a sinner you will not be going to heaven, as only the righteous go to Heaven. They teach as well that only the Good news Mission? is the true church. That the pastors and members of other churches are not saved.

Steve what do you say? The body of Christ is not divided. In a lot of different churches like Pentecost/Methodist/Presbyterian/Baptist etc, there are true Christians (Who have Christ within and who are seeking to let the living waters flow out of them). I asked the two young men from The Good News Mission? if they or their church manifests/uses the gifts of the Holy Spirit like speaking in tongues. They said no.

Yet God uses the gifts like tongues to confirm that His gift of salvation is present with those who are using the gifts. He also uses the gifts of the Spirit so that mans faith/trust would be placed/focused in the power of God rather than in the wisdom of men. See 1Corinthians 2.

Steve further says. The Christ within, the One who tore the veil in two so we could enter the Holy of Holies (the very presence of God) so we can be with God even as we walk on earth. The Christ within who is our hope of glory, Colossians 1:27 to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Its Christ within is who is our hope and confidence for Glory/Heaven.

Not as the members of Good News? teach, whereby when you receive Christ you are instantly made perfect and have no need of further repentance.

Steve says. It is a wonderful and humbling thing to be able to come to God at any moment and confess our sin/falling short of his standard. In fact confession stops our heart from becoming hardened, and is part of that turning back to God process needed after sinning.

Steve says. It is a most wonderful thing to know God and to be in His presence even while in this life and while on earth, in fact we are encouraged to come to God with boldness (Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.)

If we can have access to God while we are alive, I say most confidently/boldly that we who have Christ within and who seek to please God will have access to Heaven, not simply as a result of saying we have no sin. Hey He knows us, we can’t hide from Him. He knows we are sinners yet He chooses to give us the way of right being. Its Christ within making us right with God, the Christ within making us fit/ready/prepared for Heaven.

It’s having the Christ Within who has enabled us to enter heaven now from earth and later when we depart from this earth.

 

Further on The Good News Mission?

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I have found out as well that Ock Soo Park likes to arrange marriages for his members. Rather than allowing romance and natural affection to play a role. Natural affection is so important in a marriage, as is romance. Romans 1:30-31 without natural affection……..

Various Churches in Korea have made official statements about the Good News Mission?, IYF (International Youth Fellowship, which is used to suck in the youth), and the Gu-Won-Pa. The Presbyterian Church of Korea, The Korean Evangelical Holiness Church, The Presbyterian Church of Korea and others have stated that The Good News Mission? is heretical/departs from established beliefs. …. In a letter from Rev. Won Tae Cho, Secretary of the Korean Presbyterian Church of Council, he warned on the “dangers of Ock Soo Park’s Good News Mission” and pointing out that “not only do the members of the cult tempt Christians of third world countries using aggressive tactics funded by their abundant capital, but recently they infiltrated healthy Korean churches here in America”. “Because it is now difficult for this cult to operate in Korea, it has set its sights overseas………………

There are also various testimonies on the internet featuring individuals who escaped from the Good News Mission?/Gu-Won-Pa. If you type in the following onto a web browser you will read such a testimony http://forum.rickross.com/read.php?12,80334,80482. Where the writer an ex-member says that the Good News members live in fear of making a mistake and being kicked out of the mission. I have read about others saying the members talk more about Ock Soo Park than they do of Jesus.

Dear reader I encourage you to do research for yourself. Yet if you want to come into a full relationship with God I can say that The Good News Mission?/ Gu-Won-Pa is not for you.

Remember I said at the top of the page that to know God is the most valuable investment. Truly if you want to know Him leave the Good News Mission? Rather the mission should be named The Bad News Mission/The Controlling Mission or some other such name.

Please if you are in Ghana, and you read this call me on 026789 0000 or text me on 026789 0001. My email as well is Steve4arm@gmail.com

God be with you, that is Christ in you.

Steve.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses lack both bible skills & Intellectual Integrity?

September 26th, 2010 Comments off

I would like to say that I Love JW’s in fact if it was possible I would lay down my life so they could come to Christ. Yet their theology I hate. I look on their theology as being lazy. Meaning its neither proved or worked through………………Read on.

On my way to church this morning, I met two elderly men who called themselves Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW’s). I have met them before.

They refer to me as the “born again” man, as I have been warning them to repent and to be “born again” as Jesus said it is the only way we can enter the kingdom of God.

The jehovah’s Witnesses for some reason say only 144 000 can be “born again”. Yet 1 John 5:18 says…We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin, so then the JW’s must enjoy sinning?

Together we looked at the 2Corinthians13:5 Scripture……... Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?

My two JW friends were insisting that this scripture is not to be taken literal (literal words denote what they mean according to common usage), but my JW friends were saying that its figurative language that is being used here. Wow that is dangerous and lazy thinking………….Is the whole bible then to be seen as being figurative?

You can see the error that folks who use the bible can get into unless they are led/kept by the Holy Spirit.

Does it mean then that the other almost 12 clear references to a Christian having Christ living in them are also figurative in language use, and mean something other than what has been taught by the Church throughout its history?

Lets look at some of those other scriptures.

Colossians 2:6 just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, +
Galatians 2:20 Christ lives in me. + Ephesians 3:17 Christ may dwell in your hearts + Romans 8:10 But if Christ is in you, + Colossians 1:27 Christ in you, the hope of glory. + 2Timothy 4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. + John 15:4 I in you + John 15:5 and I in him, + John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, + 1 John 5:12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. + John 14:23 and we will come to him and make our home with him. + Romans 8:9 And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. + 2John1:9 He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. + Other scriptures like 1John 4:13 and 1John 4:4 etc……

These days I take Jehovah’s Witness folks less and less seriously. I see that they have really bad theology. In fact its so bad that they stop themselves from ever entering the kingdom of God.

Our response then: We need to love the JW’s and pray for them and ask God to deliver them.

Amen

Sponsor A Village.

May 31st, 2010 Comments off

Here In Ghana with its many villages we are looking for sponsors to enable us to place Christian Educators in many of the more rural villages to start with.

The idea is to provide a clean and safe environment for the young children to be left in while the parents go to the farm. In many of these more impoverished areas often we see even 6 month old infants being left in the care of 3 year old siblings, as the poverty drives both parents to work.

We would sponsor a local Christian who has a heart for child evangelism to run a drop in care centre for these dear children. A place where they can be loved and hear the good news of God’s Love.

If you would like to sponsor such a village teacher at just $50 USA a month, which would pay the wages and provide teaching resources and enable us to rent a room to meet in. Then let me Know.

My email address is Steve4arm@gmail.com
or phone +23326789 0000

Do I Have The Correct Religion- 13 Indicators

May 31st, 2010 Comments off

Truth #1 We see God. 2Corinthians 13:5 says……..Test yourselves [to see] if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves. Or do you not recognize for yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless you fail the test.

We are looking for something/someone that is Christ in us.
When we receive Christ, we can see him/God, as he has come to abide within us.

Also. John 14:21 says…….. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

If you have the correct religion you too can see God.

Amen

Truth #2 Our physical appearance improves. When I have received Jesus and I have the Power of God (John 1:12) I have the ability to overcome bad habits. Such as eating poorly and lack of exercise, and smoking. Cravings too for sugary foods will diminish as I am made whole in Him.

When Christ is in me I also have the ability to love my self and to care for my body, meaning that I will give it good foods.

Jesus said His yoke is light. This is good news as many of us are weighed down by worldly worries and burdens. His yoke makes life easier and as a result our posture can improve as we shake off the excess burdens.

Satan and his demons come to steal, kill and destroy. Some people have unclean spirits within, these spirits work against us. In Jesus we can be delivered and set free and whole, deliverance certainly can improve our physical appearance as it can mean rest and good sleep…………………

Truth #3 I speak Less. Proverbs 10:19 says, When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
When we come to Christ we have the understanding that we need to be careful with our speech.

Truth #4 We can love fully. Romans 5:5 says, God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

This is an actual manifestation of love into our hearts, enabling us to love anyone. Even our enemies.

Truth #5 We become better listeners. When Christ is in us he strengthens us and establishes us. This allows us to be still in life and we are much better at listening.

Truth #6 We become zealous for Excellence. Indeed in every area of our life we are now enabled and we have a desire to produce excellence in all we do as we are aware that we have to answer to God for how we have lived on Earth.

Truth #7 We become aware of how important details are. When we are illuminated upon receiving Christ certain things have more value in our lives. For example we see the importance of correcting young children when they tell lies. This is because we see the consequences of someone growing up and continuing to lie.

Truth #8 If called to we can endure incredible hardships without being crushed or discouraged. We do this by following the example of our Master Jesus. Hebrews 12:2 tells us that Jesus endured the cross for the joy set before him. If God is leading us through a time of trial, we go through the trials without being crushed by keeping our eyes on eternity. Amen

Truth #9 He must increase and I must decrease. When we are illuminated through receiving Christ we lose confidence in self and transfer our trust to Him. Previously if we were independent and self reliant we see that God wants us to put our trust in Him………………

Truth #10 We change from being self dependent to being God dependent. Romans 8 verse 8 says. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. So without Christ living in us we cannot do anything of eternal value………….

Truth #11 We have order in our life. We serve a God of order and as we have His nature, consequently order is produced in our lives. Job 25:2 “Dominion and awe belong to God;
he establishes order in the heights of heaven.

Truth #12 We are content. Purity brings contentment. We are washed/cleansed made pure by the word. Then we see God. Matt 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. When we see Him, our hearts are at rest.

Truth #13 We have received. So we give freely. We speak to others because of what God has given us. We are grateful so we give.

So if there is evidence of these things happening in your life……………You can say I am in the religion that God has chosen for all of us.

Amen, more to follow God willing.

African Revival Mission.

God Still Speaks Today!

April 11th, 2010 Comments off

In an age when sadly many have no faith/trust or belief in God. I would like to testify to the following.

That in 2008, under the leading of the Holy Spirit that I was delivered from a road accident. This was none other than the work of the Holy Spirit, or in other words Christ who lives in me spoke to me warning me to jump out of the way of a car that was coming from behind……….

I was walking home down a narrow sealed road towards Coco Beach resort. I was on the very edge of the seal on the left hand side, it was at 10pm. I could see a light shinning behind me from an approaching car. Yet I was relaxed as I know that in Ghana if there is a problem on the roads, the drivers usually use their car horn to warn you to get off the road. So right at that time I knew my own mind that I was relaxed and not concerned about the car coming from behind.

Yet in accordance with Romans 8 verse 16, where the Holy Spirit testifies to our spirit that we are children of God; the Holy Spirit also at this time spoke to me and stirred me up in my spirit warning me that I needed to look behind me.

I turned around to see not only one car but a second which was overtaking the first. Hence I was right in front of the car that had crossed to my side of the road.

I only had time to jump off the road as the car went whizzing by.

So there it is a child of God being delivered from calamity, and maybe even death through the provision of Our Heavenly Father.

Lessons learned:
1- Its better to learn to listen to the Holy Spirit/Christ within than it is to lean on my own understanding.
2- That God is more than capable of taking care of His creation.
3- That God is not removed from our situation but is intimate with it, and us. He understands our needs.
4- He knows the solution to our needs, and He can deliver. He understood the situation and knew the exact time to warn me to get off the road.
5-God’s timing is best, and see He has provided me with a testimony as well.

Please reader let me encourage you to give yourselves to Christ and then learn to be led by Him.
Dont be like some groups of people who say that God doesnt speak today. If that was the case then maybe I would be dead now?

Besides as it says in Hebrews 3 verse 7-8 So, as the Holy Spirit says:
“Today, if you hear his voice,
8 do not harden your hearts………………………

If we are tempted to sin the Holy Spirit can warn us. We can hence be delivered from a lot of difficulties.

African Revival Mission (ARM)
The Body of Christ in Unity 4 Revival.

Meet the family of an Evangelist.

April 11th, 2010 Comments off

Dear reader let me introduce to you the wonderful family God has blessed me with here in Ghana. Little did I know way back in 1998 as the Holy Spirit whispered to me, “all you want in life will be found in Ghana” that I would end up with such an amazing family.

From the left our dear Aimee almost 4 1/2 years, then Beauty who I married in 2005, me and Bradley, who will be 2 next month (he has been talking freely now for about 6 months, I thought it was only young girls that liked to talk so much). We are blessed beyond measure……..

I daily thank my Father in Heaven for such precious gifts.

Please continue to pray for us so we can display the love of Christ that is in us to other families and individuals in Africa.
That the grace and power of God will continue to poured out on us so we can stay in unity and in the Spirit so that many can be won into the kingdom. That the work of the perfecting of the saints can continue.

A Grateful Steve.

African Revival Mission (ARM)

The Body of Christ in Unity 4 Revival.
Please, we are looking To Father for more funds to enable us to continue in the work, Pray and see if He is leading you to join us in the work.

A Jehovah’s Witness is Born Again.

March 1st, 2010 Comments off

What glorious news I received today…………………….

As I sat down next to the two shoe repair men here in Tema Community one in Ghana. We struck up a conversation about the things of God.

I had noticed some Jehovah’s Witness (they call themselves Jehovah’s Witnesses but they can’t be as they lack the power to witness) material on the table in front of me. I was wondering about the repairers and their faith.

I need not have been so concerned as one man, named Seth Opuku had this to say, and I quote him. ” I am 27 years of age, for 25 years I have been a Jehovah’s Witness (JW), yet after I had a dream which prompted me to receive Christ as my savior then I received life.”

Turns out Seth’s mum and dad and siblings are all JW’s. Seth has grown up only knowing about the Watchtower organizations twisted slant on theology, yet God/Jehovah has personally intervened in the life of this dear brother to deliver him.

In January of 2009 he had a dream, which made it clear he was being ordered to go and do something without question. When he awoke he knew he was supposed to go to a local Presbyterian church and speak to the pastor.

The next morning/Sunday he did just that, even though his family tried to stop him. The pastor prayed for him and Seth was Born Again…..Praise God!

He now lives on the street at his place of work. He sleeps right there on the bench where I sat while my shoe was repaired. Seems his family have disowned him. He told me that now because of the life he has in Christ that he doesn’t care so much that his family have rejected him and that he has joy in his new relationship with Jehovah.

All the years that he had with the JW’s and in that time he kept refusing to receive the Jehovah’s Witness water baptism as he said “it didn’t feel right.”

The local Muslims in the area call Seth ‘Pastor’ and it seems that he has been active in sharing the new life within him with others………………..

Pray for Seth and others like him to be delivered into the Kingdom of light………………….

From a grateful Steve.

A major difference between Muslims and Christians!

January 27th, 2010 Comments off

Here in Ghana we almost daily come across Muslims from various parts of West Africa. Nations like Niger and Mali.

Often my heart goes out to them as I see them passing by and I often offer to pray for them.

I have noticed though that immediately after praying that God would bless them and reveal His goodness to them, that often the Muslims (especially the young men) then ask me for me to give them something. They in their own words ask: “what have you got for me”.

Its almost like these Muslim young men don’t see the greater blessing, that being the prayer. God is the source of everything, it is God that gives us the ability to prosper.

It seems that these Muslims are often more concerned for material wealth, than they are for being rich in the things of God or even having a love for God.

Yet when we pray for Christians often they are very thankful, and very very rarely do they ask for any money after the prayer.

Could it be that 1 Corinthians 2 verse 12 is speaking here………..Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.

Could it be that these young Muslim men don’t have the Holy Spirit/The Spirit of God and as a result they don’t see that prayer is the greater blessing? As a result these dear young men are hungry for money rather than having a love for the creator?

Could it be that Islam is another of those false paths, a path where man is seeking to find his own way to God, rather than accepting the only way that God has given us, that being through Jesus Christ?

Romans 10: 3-4 says: For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Let the reader decide……………

Much God given Love from Ghana.

Steve.

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How Can I know My Religion Is Correct?

January 2nd, 2010 Comments off

Here in Ghana at least, many are not convinced about their religion. Maybe they have inherited the religion from their family? Or they just kinda fell into it and started attending a youth group with their friends; or going to the mosque because many in their community were doing that?

When you talk to the people (as we try to do here with the Mission on an almost daily basis) you come to see that too many do not have any sense of assurance/certainty about eternal issues they seem to often lack eternal security. Hence they have doubts about their religion.

When you ask them searching questions like: “Do you know if your name is written in the book of Life” most say they don’t know, and that really only God knows.

This question is based on Revelation 20:15-And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. + Philippians 4:3 Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. + other verses can be found in Revelation.

I would love to put together a little booklet to give to the people, to help them understand the wonderful assurances and realities that are available through faith in God/Jesus. Our Heavenly Father wants us to know Him, to have fellowship with Him to find rest and peace for our soul in Him, and to daily Know His presence, and leading. In short to hear His voice and heart beat, and to have His Spirit strengthen us for the doing of His will.

I would like to look at topics like: how we have an inner witness from God (Romans 8:16- The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. )
How we receive spiritual gifts like prophecy, and discernment of spirits, and healing etc, 1 Corinthians 12:7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. These gifts are given to benefit everyone but they also edify the user. For example when I pray in tongues it stirs my faith and it often gives me boldness for the evangelism work. These gifts help us to have assurance in Him as they lead us to put faith in the power of God.

I would also like to look at how we can know our religion is correct because of a willingness and we in fact have an ever increasing desire to talk about the wonderful things that we have because of God/Christ. Meaning that we want to testify/witness freely because of what we have received from Him. As opposed to having to do evangelism because we think that by doing so that some how we can earn eternal life- yuck, what a false idea….really how could we sinful and fallen from His glory humans, hope to earn eternity/salvation by our own means?.

Here at the mission we often ask people what they have received since they became a Muslim or a Jehovah’s Witness or a Mormon? (whatever the case maybe). Most can only testify to being thankful that today they are alive while others have not survived to live another day. Some also say they are thankful that they have the bible (they have the bible as they can see it, but they never really testify to having/knowing God. Could that be because of having a wrong doctrine about Christ? ..See 2John verse 9).

Yet when you talk to a Born Again Christian often they testify to eternal security and to having a personal relationship with Christ. They are then equipped to Witness for God.

I am open to ideas for this booklet, as I see that there is something of a need for teaching/material on such topics………..

Steve.

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Which is the correct religion?

November 18th, 2017 Comments off

Which is the true religion? There is a very simple answer to this question.
Consider the desire of God towards man which is for fellowship/relationship with us all.
That which prevents fellowship is the sin of man.
Isa. 59v2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. NASB.

Then too living by the flesh or the corrupt nature is not God pleasing.
Romans 8v8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. NASB.
Jesus further clarified the kind of relationship needed for fellowship with God. In John 8v29 And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.” NKJV

Carrying forward the thought that God desires fellowship with us. Sin and the corrupt nature prevents such. Then the true religion is where God has provided deliverance from sin and the flesh.
Matt. 26 v28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. NKJV
Acts 10 v43 To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.” NKJV
Romans 5 v19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. NKJV.

The true religion then is centred on Jesus Christ who has dealt with mans sin.
The true religion is also that which provides the ability to overcome the flesh. Not just on some limited level but sin and corruption overcoming 24/7.
Romans 8 v 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
The Spirit of Christ/The Holy Spirit is available 24/7 because we have received Christ in being Born of God/Again.

Further. 1 John 3 v9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. NKJV

Man too has a part to play, that is we need to stay/abide in Christ to stay sin free. See 1 John 3 v6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. NKJV

We are all born in sin and corruption through Adam and Eve. Yet through being Born Again, God delivers us from sin, and we are empowered to live God pleasing lives 24/7. Being Born Again happens when we receive Jesus Christ who then dwells with our spirit. Being Born Again also makes us alive to God. Being made alive to God makes constant fellowship with God a breeze/easy and fun even.
So we can know Him and enjoy Him even while on Earth.
Romans 8 v10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. NASB.

Question.
Does your religion deal with the sin and flesh issues?

Some observations.
As an evangelist, I have yet to meet a Hindu or Bhuddhist or Muslim or Jehovah Witness or a Mormon or a Sabbath Keeper who really was walking in right relationship with God, or who was sin free.

The true religion is that which is of God, that which deals with sin and flesh.
Stevo..

You cant be a Christian without Jesus Christ!

March 13th, 2017 Comments off

We cant be a Child of God, apart from Jesus Christ. That is Jesus being with your spirit.
As Paul said, its Christ in us the hope of Glory.
Indeed without Jesus Christ living in man, we have no power over sin, no ability to fellowship with or worship God. As its only upon receiving Jesus Christ that we are made alive to God.
Romans 8;10 says if Christ is in you the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit (yours) is alive through righteousness.
We cant be a christian apart from Jesus Christ though some try. Ask a Muslim, or a Jehovah Witness, or a Mormon where is Jesus Christ dwelling. Most say heaven……
Steve…
Whatsapp +23323579 0004
Email steve4arm@gmail.com

The Christian and the 10 Commandments.

February 7th, 2017 Comments off

The Christian or Child of God and their relationship to the Law. What should that relationship look like?
Here in Ghana we have ministered to by now 1000’s of SDA (Seventh Day Adventist) members and a combination of those exposed to SDA doctrine. Including other members from different congregations trying to keep the law.

Yet 99% of such encounters with the so called Sabbath Keepers, brings about the following realisation. That it’s only men/women relating to God purely through faith alone who can (Can word here chosen very carefully) please God.
Bible is plain and clear in showing that we please God and become His kids only through faith in Christ, not through being alive to the law or having any relationship to the Ten Commandments even.

This is bible speaking here.
Galatians 5 verse 4 Gods’ Word version.
4 Those of you who try to earn God’s approval by obeying his laws have been cut off from Christ. You have fallen out of God’s favor.

We cannot be in Christ, receiving the benefits through his work on the cross, and at the same time having a relationship to the law, including the Ten Commandments.
That is why so many, the great majority really, of the SDA folks we have ministered (shared Christ with, listened to them too) lack that which Christ has made freely available to mankind.

Examples would be: Any assurance of Eternal Life. A lack in knowing and understanding God. Being aware of His presence. No indwelling Christ, nor the Holy Spirit. Then as a result there is no anointing to understand the scriptures. List also includes no receiving the gifts of the Spirit, like The Speaking in Tongues or Discernment of Spirits….

Please we here love the Sabbath people, but not the doctrine. We also minister to Muslims and Jehovah Witness, and Mormons etc. So we are not picking on the SDA, rather highlighting the lack in the SDA doctrine so folks can be saved…

Pleasing God and living with Him on Earth and for all eternity is only realised/possible through the New Covenant, that is faith alone in Christ and trusting his finished work on the cross.

Romans 7 makes it plain as well in how we need view and relate to the Ten Commandments.
Verse 4 AMP…
Therefore, my fellow believers, you too died to the Law through the [crucified] body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.
Another version, yet same scripture. KJV…

Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

Wow such intimacy with God/Christ likened to being married to Him. Yet only possible through faith.

See dead to the law. Not only do we not need the law after John the Baptist..
Luke 16:16 16 “The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.
Yet, also in Christ we are made dead to the Ten Commandments, so we can be fruitful/effective/pleasing for God.

Dead to the Law then, but alive to God in Christ.
Dead to the Ten Commandments, yet living in the Spirit and by faith, is how we please God.
Being dead to the Law, trusting only in Christ, is how to receive Christ’s righteousness.
Being dead to the Law, yet abiding in Christ the key to a productive life for God.
Being dead to the Law, yet walking in His righteousness (freely given), is how we are anointed to know truth, and hence kept from error.

See, some Seventh Day Adventists will even say eating certain foods can take a soul to hell. Have heard some say the greatest gift God has given man was the Sabbath.

Yet Christians know these two statements are not true…

Further you can contact us here at African Revival Mission..
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Grace out of Ghana…
Steve.

Dying as a sinner!

July 11th, 2016 Comments off

Muslims often tell me that after they die; that they have a hope tbat Allah will forgive them for their sins.
Yet Jesus Christ the sinless one put to death the idea of obtaining a forgiveness after death.
John 8 vs 24 says….

24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

Jesus Christ who came from above, does not want man to die as sinners. For sinners or unclean people cannot enter Heaven..

Religion and truth that proceeds from God says 2 Corinthians 5 v18 And it is all from God, who through the Messiah has reconciled us to himself and has given us the work of that reconciliation,

To die a sinner, is to perish. To believe and to receive Christ is to be reconciled to God in this life and before death.

After all how could we be given the work and message of making man right with God, if first the messenger was not put right?

Reader look to Christ for truth and life, not man or his religions.

Steve..

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Are you in the Spirit?

January 7th, 2016 Comments off

No one can please God by being in the flesh. The flesh is your natural self, natural strength and abilities, self righteousness even. Romans 8: 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. KJV

Satan deceives folks into thinking that being a religious person is somehow the requirement for pleasing God. For example Jehovah Witness appear very religious as they go door to door preaching Watchtower doctrine. Latter Day Saints and Muslims all have an appearance of being religious. In fact the world is full of religious folks. Yet the test as to whether you can please God is this.
Romans 8: 9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

Then to be in the Spirit and to please God is only possible if Christ and the Spirit dwells in you.

Have you received Christ then you have access to this righteous. Have you received Christ then you can walk and live in the spirit. Have you received Christ then you are no longer a sinner.

It’s interesting to note that the Jehovah Witness own bible the NEW WORLD TRANSLATION has removed almost all scriptures that teach of Christ living in man.

FYG.
This is a For Your Glory production…

Stevo…

How to Know God!

October 26th, 2015 Comments off

How to know God? How to have fellowship with God? How to enjoy a Holy God?

There is one way to know God. New Covenant way. Old has past, been fulfilled, been made obsolete. Hebrews 8:13.
New Covenant, now man is the temple for God. Yet for God to dwell within man we need to be reconciled to Him first. That is the work of the Christ within.

We can know God and fellowship (enjoying Him, like he is your best friend) because he is not far from anyone of us. In fact he dwells in all of His Children. That is those who have been made alive to Him through the new birth. Romans 8:10 NASB If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.

We cant know God, fellowship with Him 24/7 as a sinner. You cant spend eternity with a Holy God as a sinner. We are all born with sin/evil dwelling within.
Romans 7:20-21 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. KJV.

We all live with that sin within 24/7, hence the need of the New birth, the indwelling Christ. So that righteousness and overcoming power is available 24/7 to deal with the sin issue.
To know God we need to be made alive to Him, yet also dead to sin. Romans 6:11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. NKJV….

To know God and enjoy Him is now easy, very possible even. Through the New Covenant mans body is made the dwelling place of the Most Holy God. Through the New Covenant we receive all that is needed so we can stand/live/walk in the spirit, and fellowship with God who is a Spirit..

Alive to God so we can know Him, and enjoy Him. Its all been done through Christ on the cross.

Thank God for the New Covenant today…

Amen…

Stevo an Evangelist from New Zealand.
Phone: +233 26789 0000
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Should Christians keep the Sabbath?

October 2nd, 2015 Comments off

The death of the ten Commandments, or how are Christians too relate to the law? Plus Sabbath keepers cant handle the truth. Are issues made plain here….

First up, keys to sound doctrines, and whats needed to handle scripture well. Looking on the internet. Plenty of debating going on about the Law verses Grace. The position of the Ten Commandments and the Sabbath in particular; in the lives of Christians.

Those supporting the need for a written moral law (ten commandments), have they ever met Jesus Christ? To handle the word of God not even well but at all, first up we must be a Born Again. That’s a fundamental if you like.
Without being Born Again man/woman will be subject to heresies and their own desires. Which are fruits of the flesh. See 2 timothy 4:3, and Galatians 5:19-20.
We can be Born of God even yet still live in the flesh. We need to know that a life in the flesh does not favor a relationship with God at all.

No Born Again, no righteousness in mans life. No righteousness and truth is suppressed.
Some of you have known a truth that God has revealed to you. Yet because of walking in sin, that truth was lost. See Romans 1: 18.
Christ said in John 17:7 to understand doctrine you need to be doers not just hearers.
Those exalting the law, have you given your self to a life of witness?
See Kingdom of God about power not words. We need power to minister and that’s to minister the new Covenant only, 2 Corinthians 3:5-6.
When it comes to doctrines let the Holy Spirit teach you, let Him form them within you.

Then consider, who is a Christian?

A Christian is one who has been declared righteous and right before Jehovah.
A Christian is one who has Christ dwelling within.
A christian is one who has been made alive to God.
A Christian is one who is Born of God.
A Christian is one who led by the Holy Spirit…
A Christian is a child of God.
A Christian lives by faith.

As a Christian we walk in all these blessings/abilities only through the New Covenant. Too understand if a Christian needs to keep the Sabbath. It helps to consider the Old and New Covenants.

What is the New Covenant?….
An agreement between God and His desire (man)….
Gods part of the agreement is to give us His best. Himself, the Holy Spirit.
Giving us power to be His Children. See John 1:12
In the New Covenant, God puts His law within us. See Jeremiah 31: 33
Yes I Steve confirm that truth. I don’t need an external 10 commandments to know how to live before a Holy God. Walking in the Spirit and there is not even a desire to sin. Galatians 5:16. Walking in the Spirit means we live leaning on His power not our own. Romans 8:13

Mans part of the agreement/role. We need to walk in that Spirit, and abiding in Christ to receive fully the blessings. We do that by receiving Christ, then walking in the new-ness of the Spirit. Being made alive to God. Romans 7:6 But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.
To walk in the Spirit goes hand in hand with a crucifying of the flesh..

God today only gives Himself to man through the New Covenant…

Then considering the old Covenant.
The laws including the Sabbath keeping of the old Testament were Old Covenant means to relate to Jehovah. Old Covenant also included sacrifices for sin; and sin and wave offerings. Old Covenant was once again a way for God to bless His people, and for His people to draw closer to Him. Old Covenant also included the 10 commandments.

Obviously the Jews and God fearing others were supposed to be obedient to the commands.
Yet the Old Covenant was restricted. There was a major flaw in the implementation/putting into practice of it. Because of the flesh. The Jews were not able to keep his part of the agreement. See Romans 8: 3.

Further under the Old Covenant there was no indwelling Holy Spirit.
Its only because of the workings of the New Covenant that Gods temple now is within man. John 7:39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Further God confirms the ability of the New Covenant by enabling His people to to minister the New Covenant to the world through it. 2 Corinthians 3:5-6 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, 6 who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

As an Evangelist, its plain there is such a sufficiency to do His will. Preaching and for living before Him. This sufficiency is only available through the New Covenant. After all the indwelling Holy Spirit gives us gifts like the tongues. Tongues is great source of strength. Truly tongues and other gifts edify, give strength for the work.

Is there a place for a mix of the Old and New Covenants?. Is there place for a blend of the old and the new? Some say we believe in Christ, so we want to please him by keeping the Sabbath. Others say they are Born Again. Then because of a zeal for God, they want to be obedient and keep the 10 commandments. In particular the Sabbath.
Yet such zeal is not based on knowledge. Such thoughts actually lead to a falling away from grace and being separated from Christ.

Christ is the one who should be the object of our desire, we always need to keep going back to that thought. Galatians 5: 4 NKJV You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
Estranged means to be separated from. So at one time maybe you knew him, once you walked in grace, yet because of misplaced zeal, or a faulty view of the law there is a falling away.

To receive all the blessings of God happens now through the New Covenant. To say I love God, so I want to keep the Sabbath and other commandments. Thinking like this is flawed and comes from the flesh. Galatians 5:3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. If you start playing with the law, keeping the Sabbath. Then bible says you become a debtor to the law. Meaning you are then required to keep all of the rules of the Law of Moses. You are right back to square one. Still trying to deal with the curse of the law as well. Galatians 3:10.

Further. But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years. 11 I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain. Galatians 4: 9-11.

Its there to see, plain even, we cant mix Old Covenant with the New. We cant know God and receive His Spirit through the New Covenant then turn back to that which is weak.
Paul says it well in Galatians 3: 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Then verse 5 Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Honestly….
After having tasted the goodness of God. Having seen and sampled what the New Covenant offers. Having received the earnest of the Holy Spirit and being sealed by Him, through the New Covenant. There is no desire to go elsewhere its pointless.

Hebrews 8:13 In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

Some are saying on the Internet that the Old Covenant being down away with (being made obsolete) does not include the 10 Commandments. That the Ten Commandments hence still applies today. Yet faulty thinking again. Once and for all making things plain. The ten commandments is the law. How is the Christian supposed to relate to the Law? Death, we are supposed to be dead to it. Don’t play with it. Leave it alone. Romans 7: 4 Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.

To bear fruit for God you need to be dead to the law through the body of Christ. Being in Christ then being under the law or a Sabbath keeper. Brings such a estrangement from the life that Christ has give us. Thats why Sabbath keepers usually don’t speak in tongues. Thats why Sabbath Keepers miss out on so much…

If you really want to please God, if you really want to be zealous for Him. Then minister out of the New Covenant only. Be passionate for souls. After all there is more joy in Heaven when one sinner repents. The New Covenant that is where the power is to do and be.

So, should Christians seek to keep an Old Covenant precept. No.
Put your eyes on Christ walk in the Spirit, minister the New Covenant and you will bear much fruit for God.

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