By Samuel O. Doku (Washington, DC). Everywhere there are signs indicating that the wickedness, evil, sexual immorality, callousness, homosexuality, and brutality that recklessly rampaged the world and compelled God to destroy it during the days of Noah and Lot are extant again. North Korea is threatening from the East and Russia cannot be trusted, as ISIS has wreaked its fair share of havoc in the West.
As a result, the senior preacher at Amazing Love Church Ministry Int’l, Pastor Georges-William Ntemi is not happy that many churches are mute by their refusal to preach against the sins of the flesh because they don’t want to lose their donors and financiers.
The month of July has been an eventful one at Amazing Love Church Ministry Int’l, as Pastor Georges has been consistent in his excoriation of the sins of the flesh and his reminder to his congregation that end times are here, so they must repent now for them to receive salvation.
On Sunday, he prefaced his sermon with two critical questions: “Are We Saved?” and “Do You Know God?” and two quintessential Biblical texts, Jeremiah 9: 23-24 and John 17: 3.
He read the first text as follows: “Thus saith the Lord, ‘Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches, but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me that I am the Lord which exerciseth loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.’”
The blessed man of God surmised, “Samson didn’t boast of his strength; Solomon didn’t boeast of his wisdom and riches because they knew that it doesn’t matter how strong, rich or wise you are, there is something called death that can level everybody down. If you were rich in life and you are buried with your riches, you only pave the way for your corpse to be mutilated by robbers who will come and take the riches away and thrash your body. In the end, all is vanity, vanity, said Solomon.”
That reality should make you know that “God is everything and if you don’t know him, you are lost and foolish. And John 17: 3 says, ‘And this is life eternal that they might know thee the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.’ If you don’t know Christ, you are lost. Simple!”
Pastor Georges noted that the biggest tragedy of humankind is believing something to be true all along, but in the end finding out that it is false. You may think you have been saved all along, but in the end, Christ can say He doesn’t know you.”
“Second Corinthians 13: 5 asks us to examine ourselves to find out if we have faith and if Jesus Christ is not in us, then we are reprobates. For the fool says in his heart that there is no God. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The message this morning is that Heaven and hell exist, and if you don’t serve Christ, you are surely bound for hell,” said the apostle of God.
Pastor Georges narrated the story of Paul and Silas, who with the power of the Holy Spirit exorcised a sooth-saying demonic spirit from a young woman, who her masters used as a money-making machine. When Paul and Silas drove out the demonic spirit of divination, her masters became furious and had them arrested with the charge that they were violating their custom.
The two were presented to the magistrates and thrown into prison. In prison, Paul and Silas were unperturbed as they sang and praised the Lord. Soon, there was a violent earthquake and the prison doors opened and the chains were broken. The prison guard became afraid and was about to take his own life for fear of being killed if it was discovered that the prisoners had escaped. However, Paul and Silas forbade him from doing that whereupon he took them home, fed them, and they preached the word of God to him and his household.
They baptized the guard and his household and they were saved. Paul and Silas then departed from Philippi. The power and glory of God was clearly at work at Philippi.
The blessed man of God noted, “As a child of God, you will face tribulation. When you are in the midst of your tribulation, remember the story of Paul and Silas. Sing with joy and praise God in your moment of tribulation. He’s everything; He is the Alpha and Omega, the king of glory, the Holy of Holies, my Lord and Savior. He is all you have.”
He continued with the reading of the Scripture with Matt. 7: 13-14, “Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
Pastor Georges emphasized that it’s important for Christians to do the will of God if they want to go to Heaven. Many will be called but only a few will be chosen. “Are you among the few that will be chosen? Are we religious and lost? Do we really know God or just singing about a Heaven we won’t see. Take heed that no one deceives you because during the last days, many false prophets will arrive and deceive many,” admonished the blessed man of God.
He complained about the tension existing In society today, where brother is betraying brother, division and unrest in families, mistrust and distrust rampant everywhere, sons rising against fathers, daughters against mothers. End times are here, reiterated Pastor Georges, as he cited Matt. 24: 10.
He discouraged baptism where freshly born-again Christians get baptized not out of genuine repentance and acceptance of Christ as their Lord and personal savior but out of some personal gains. “If you want to be baptized, don’t go into the water as a dry sinner and come out as a wet sinner because there is no change in your heart. If there is no change in your heart after being baptized, it’s nothing because you have not been saved,” said Pastor Georges.
The apostle of God warned that love cannot be weaved with the thread of falsehood into a charlatan tapestry because action speaks louder than words. “You can’t fake love because sooner or later you will be exposed. He likened charlatan lovers to plastic Christians because they are phony.
He cherished the hope that Amazing Love Church Ministry will grow with Christians who will produce fruits, not wicked Christians who will produce weeds because soon those producing weeds will be weeded out.