John the Revelator preached about end times during his twilight years, and the last book of the Bible he wrote when he was in exile on the Island of Patmos is all about the Apocalypse and end times. In Pastor Georges-William Ntemi’s sermon on Sunday, he reminded the Men of Honor and the congregation that end times are here, so we must be heavily attired in God’s armor to be able to resist and outwit the evil machinations of the devil.
Pastor Georges based his sermon on Ephesians 6: 10-13: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God so that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual forces in high places. Wherefore take unto ye the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand in the evil day, and having done it all, to stand.”
Pastor Georges stated that men are the heads. As a result, men must be committed and dedicated to God so that they could raise families who would honor God in splendor and in honesty and in humility. “Joshua said he would serve the Lord with his body, mind, and soul, so he looked for men with similar commitment to serve the Lord with him. This is not about when evil days will come. Evil days are already her
“We are living in evil days when people shamelessly go against the word of God and live immoral lives, and the system is callously destroying families. Evil days are here when this nation has over 180 million Christians, but young girls are allowed to cause abortion with impunity. Evil days are here when the word of God is disobeyed. Evil days are here,” said Pastor Georges.
He asserted that to be an enemy of the world translates to mean one is a friend of God and that also means defending God in every way possible, not sometimes but all the time. He observed that the fundamental objective of every Christian should be obeying the word and pleasing God.
“Don’t please people who are against the word of God. Jesus told Thomas that he is the way, the truth, and the light. Stand for the truth, for the manifestation of Christ to be glorified in your life. Take a stand and make up your mind about what God is saying in your life. If you allow people’s opnions to discourage you to do the work of God, you are confused because those opinions are full of their own thoughts,” said the blessed man of God.
He noted that being led by the spirit means to empower, to stand for justice and the truth with courage to change lives. “Taking a stand means fighting, fighting day and night cloaked in the armor of God because you can’t liberate yourself from Satan if you don’t fight. Fight him every minute of your life and he will flee from you,” said Pastor Georges.
He read 1 Peter 4: 3, “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you as though some strange thing happened to you.” And 2 Timothy 3: 2 says, “For men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy . . . .”
Pastor Georges provided an anecdote whose morale is that the devil is always after those with a bright future because he doesn’t care about your past. Satan is concerned about what you have the potential to become that is why he is constantly attacking us. “Resist the devil with all your might. I am not here to negotiate with what is wrong. I need men who are courageous enough to defend God at all times and do what He wants,” said the apostle of God.
Pastor Georges stated that his life changed forever after successfully embarking on a 21-day fasting. “If I know the secret of my prosperity, why should I go somewhere else. In the midst of my fasting, hell broke loose in my life. Temptations came to me from every angle. Insults, words of discouragement, rumor-mongering were all part of the baggage, but I stood firm with one spirit in accord with the Lord; I stayed the course, and I succeeded,” he testified.
He noted that if God is for us, who can be against us, so we should leave everything in his hands, and he would fight our battles for us. “Take a stand and be on the side of the Lord, and he’ll fight for you. Joshua didn’t break his covenant with the Lord and the sun and the moon stood still until he won the battle.
“Apostle Paul on the eve of his decapitation, wrote these immortal words in 2 Timothy 4: 7, ‘I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.’ No doubt, the battle will be hard and difficult, but with persistence, the troubles will become triumphs, the messes will become messages, and the burdens will become brilliant openings for success. Trust the Lord and take a stand and be on his side,” the blessed man of God pontificated.
He excoriated sexual immorality and noted that he is not against people who practice it, but he is against the practice. “Confess and forsake and live according to all of God’s principles. Take a stand so that your family will grow together. The world is going from bad to worse.
“If we accept everything in our houses, we would fall for everything. Let’s teach the principles of God to our children, and they will live by it. Christ is the author and finisher of our faith. Trust and believe and all will be well for you and your household,” concluded the apostle of God.