BREAKING SHAME AND THE LIE OF NOT ENOUGH

 
I have come that [you] may have life, and have it to the full. — John 10:10
 
As soon as Adam and Eve messed up, the Enemy started speaking shame over them, and he’s been doing it ever since then.
 
Guilt, that sense of conviction that comes over us when we do something wrong, is healthy and moves us toward positive change. Shame, however, drives us into a never-ending cycle of trying to fix ourselves, to prove to the world and ourselves that we are not inherently flawed, that we have value.
 
The lie the Devil wants me to believe, and you to believe, is that we are never going to live beyond the consequences of our actions. It’s a lie he’s been perfecting since the beginning of time. But I’m here to tell you this life, the shame he pours into us serves one purpose: to distract us and keep us busy trying to prove to the world that we are perfect. The lie tells us we will never be good enough, regardless of what we do with our lives or how we live out our calling.
 
On the flip side of the life of Shame is the lie of pride. If the Enemy can’t make us doubt our worth, he makes us believe in an equally false version of it, one that tells us we are valuable because of our incredible efforts, sometimes even our efforts on behalf of God. But whether we believe the lie of shame or the lie of pride, each is rooted in our need to feel worthy.
 
Finding Our Worth
 
The key to having a healthy understanding of our worth is knowing to whom we belong. There have been library rows full of books written about worth. But without an understanding of God through a relationship with Jesus that is empowered by the Holy Spirit, we will never really understand the true source of our value. My brothers and sisters, I urge you to stay in the word of God, regardless what the enemy is trying to our lives.
 
Keeping us busy trying to prove our worth is the easiest way to keep us from the life God created us to live because it makes us think that our worth is based on what we do, instead of who God is.
 
Spending our lives being busy trying to prove our worth is how the Enemy fulfills the warning we read in John 10:10:
 
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.
 
But this verse does not just warn us of the Enemy’s plan, it also reveals God’s plan:
 
I have come that [you] may have life, and have it to the full.
 
(Whenever I read this verse I say, “Because I have come, you, Godfrey, have great worth.” Try adding your name and speaking that over yourself.)
 
God bless you and have a great day.
 
Your brother and servant,
 
Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div
 
Co-Founder of The Mystical Order

ORDER IS CALLED

 
After 16 hours of work and a long drive home, I had t make the time to write to you this morning in my daily page and groups.I thank God for the energy and stamina where I can come boldly to the Throne of Grace and ask for favours. Here I am standing in need of mercy.
 
I worked in the Court system for many years and on many occasions called the Court to ORDER, while announcing the arrival of the Judge in the court. I had the privilege to sit in court with many judges and the court of appeal judges and I learned a lot and it is my guide as I write. Today I sit in church with a gavel in my hand calling the church to Order.
 
We’ve all witnessed the scene many times: An irate judge slams down his wooden gavel and with a voice of fiery indignation shouts, “Order in the court! Order in the court!”
 
That appointed judge carries within his title the power and authority vested in him by the office that he holds. Therefore, all subjects who might attempt to challenge that authority are quickly reprimanded by a possible charge of contempt.
 
So it is with our Divine Judge. Our God is a God of perfect order, and there is nothing that He does that is contrary to His perfect will for us individually or for us as a nation.
 
In this decisive hour, a trumpet is being sounded; a voice of urgency is moving swiftly across our land. Those who have ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying are uniting together in one accord. Like good soldiers of the cross, Christians are falling in line, standing at attention, ready to receive instruction from their company Commander. More and more, a rallying force of believers is coming together with united hearts and like minds, fervently praying for God’s mantle of righteousness to again be restored to our judiciary.
 
The Great Judge of the Universe is about to lower His gavel and bring forth this mandate: “There will be… ORDER IN THE COURT!” Brethren it is my prayer that one day there will be a meeting place for The Mystical Order and there will be a roll call. I hope you will be there.
 
As a nation, we pray that His righteous standard will be held high, fixed and immovable within our judicial system. We pray that the cry for godly justices will be heard loudly within the chambers of the highest court in our land and that a spirit of the fear of the Lord will settle upon the hearts of those dignitaries who even now serve on the Supreme Court. We pray that the balance of powers will once again shift into their rightful positions and be forever maintained by HIS divine scales of justice—and His alone!
 
We as a nation like St. Vincent and the Grenadines are blessed and privileged to live within the boundary of our shores as a free democracy. But many times, because of that Democratic mindset, we lose sight of the fact that we, who are called by His name, are subject to the dictates of the King and His Kingdom. Thereby, we as a governing body are to submit ourselves to His rule and not to our own set of laws. The Scriptures remind us, “But it is God who judges: He brings one down, and exalts another (Psalm 75:7). The structural foundation of the Kingdom is one of perfect rank and perfect order. That is why we must humble ourselves and submit our lives, our nation, and our judges to the rule and reign of His Lordship. We can confidently rest in the knowledge and the assurance that by His authority, He will bring about His righteous sentencing.
 
The Lord says: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet. The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion; you will rule in the midst of your enemies. Your troops will be willing on your day of battle (Psalm 110:1-3).
 
Your servant and brother,
 
Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div

MINISTERIAL ETHICS

Ministerial Ethics

Every member of The Mystical Order is required to subscribe to and live according to the following code of ethics:

Members affirm their personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and are called by God’s grace and power to the ministry of the Gospel.   They commit their lives of daily obedience and service  to glorify God and enrich His people.

Members should reflect the example of Christ in personal behaviour and character, avoiding any appearance of unethical or immoral behaviour.

Members are never to use their position or ministry for unethical financial gain. Members should maintain good relationships with others engaged in ministry, while being respectful and sensitive in dealing with different denominations and faith groups.

Members should be wise and discreet in all conversations and personal interaction, regardless of time, circumstances or location Members should be respectful, sensitive and alert with all persons, regardless of differences.

Members will join together in marriage one man and one woman in accordance with Biblical teaching.

Members should inform themselves of the current Mystical Order Policy on Clergy Penitent Privilege.

Members must subscribe to the Biblical teaching and standards of conduct found in the Tenets of Faith and Disciplinary Procedures in the Mystical Order Constitution.

21 DAYS OF PRAYER COMPLETED

Today I want to thank all that joined me over the last 21 days to pray for our countries and adopted homes. It was my pleasure to interact with those that contacted me and I give God the praise and thanks for all His goodness. I seized the moment and opportunity to take all the negative energies and turn them into positive energy. These days helped me to look into my past and asked the Lord to turn them around. Prayers change things and can make a new a good thing out of something condemned.

It is my prayer that you have received of the Lord what was your intention at the start of this session. I pray that you will continue to pray in the season and hopefully you walk in the ways the Lord has ordained for you. Let us come out from this session stronger and more enlightened in the things of God.

During those days of prayer, many things have happened that in some way has brought us closer to the Lord. Many barriers have been broken and to God, we give all the praise and thanks. I pray that we will continue to stay in prayer and that God will continue to hear from heaven and answer our prayers.

May God bless and keep us in His care.

Sir Godfrey Gregg

PRAYER CHANGE THINGS

To my Lord Patriarch and Chief Apostle, ministers and members of The Mystical Order and Starlight of Israel. Thanking God for His mercies and grace in these trying times. We are delighted for all those that joined us in the 21 days of prayer and we are sure that some dark clouds have passed, while there are some dark spots still lingering.

Today we bless all saints as we move to the next level of our spiritual life. God is still in charge and promised to shelter us in the times of storms. Though the tempest may rage, or the wind may howl the still small voice whispers “Peace be still”.

I remember when Abraham was under the instructions of God to slay his son Isaac. Abraham obeyed to the very letter, but God was trying his faith. God had a plan for Abraham and there was an establishment set aside with a lamb in a thicket as the replacement for Isaac. My brothers and sisters God is not slack concerning His promises and some men count their slackness.

Paul reminds us in the Book of Hebrews that it is appointed unto men once to die and after that comes the judgment. So where does this put us in this modern time? I can assure you that this is one appointment that you will have to keep and none other. God is God and there is no other besides Him. Brethren be careful with every wind that blows. We are to try the spirit whether or not it is of God. Remember if God promised it, He will bring it to pass. Take warning and trust God for all.

Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div

PRAY 11 CHRONICLES 7:14

Sir Godfrey Gregg

Today, I Pray for Those Who Don’t Know Christ as Saviour and Lord Pray II Chronicles 7:14 Each Day

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14

Consider the instructions given to Israel and apply these instructions to your life today.  God directs the people to do certain things. “If” you will do your part, “then” He will do His part.

“If My people, which are called by My name…”

God is speaking, He is addressing His people, those people that are called by His name.  Today, He would be addressing Christians and members of The Mystical Order.  God knows the lost man, the sinner, will not obey His commandments or pay attention to God.  But He most assuredly expects Christians to listen to Him, to look into His Word for direction, and to live in accord with His precepts.  John 1:12  “But as many as received Him (Jesus) to them He gave the power to become the sons of God.”

Pray: “Thank you Father that through Jesus you know my name.  Today, direct me and show me how to live for You.”

“…shall humble themselves…”

This is a very hard concept in this culture. Humility.  Jesus said those who are ‘poor in spirit’ will have the kingdom of heaven.  Take note; God does not force Himself on any man or woman.  He desires that you yield to Him and allow Him to take first place in your heart.  The Scripture says:  “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  James 4:6

Pray: “Lord God, show me those ways that I have become proud.  Help me to turn to You with a humble heart.”

“…and pray…”

Pray.  This is not some thought lightly tossed toward heaven as you drive to work.  God desires that you come before Him and spend time in His presence. That’s why I called this 21 days of prayer for you and me to spend more time in His presence.  He loves you just like you are, He will not turn you away.  Maybe you have been away for a long time; come Home to Him.  He will welcome you with open arms.  “And you shall seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”  Jeremiah 29:13

Pray: “Hear my prayer Holy Father as I bow my heart to You and seek You.”

“…and seek My face…”

So often you want help from God.  You seek His hand.  God wants you to know Him in a personal and intimate way.  He wants you to know His heart.  The Scripture tells you that the nation of Israel saw the acts of God, but Moses knew the ways of God.  It also says the people knew God from afar, but Moses knew Him as a friend.  Jesus speaking to His disciples said; “You are my friends, if you do whatever I have commanded you.”  John 15:14

Pray: “Lord, I come close to You seeking to renew a relationship that seems to have grown cold. I want to spend time with You today.”

“…and turn from their wicked ways…”

You may have little habits you know are wrong, or unconfessed sins, or an unforgiving spirit; these things build up over time.  Allow God to look into your heart.  Agree with Him when He puts His finger on a sin.  “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  I John 1:9

Pray: “Father, I know there is no sin so big that You cannot forgive, and no sin so small that You will overlook. Forgive me and allow me to walk with You in a new way without the burden of sin.”

“…then…”

The next phrases tell you that after you have done those things required by God, He will then do those things that only He can do.  “He will hear from heaven, He will forgive our sins, and He will heal our land.”

Pray: “Heavenly Father, I beg you to be patient with me. I look for your forgiveness and healing touch for me, for my family, for my church, for my country, The Mystical Order and Starlight of Israel Mystical Healing Temple.”

THE DUTY OF LEADERS (Part Two)

Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div, OHPM, ROMC

The Duty of Leaders:

Three Prerequisites
First, leaders must “be strong and very courageous” (Joshua 1:6,7,9). Crossing the Jordan, engaging the enemies of the Lord, and driving them out so that the promises of God might be enjoyed wouldn’t be a picnic. It would be hard work. All the people would have to take their place and do their jobs. They would have to be strong in the vision of the Lord, in each of their duties toward the realization of that vision, and in the spiritual and emotional strength their work would require. Further, the Canaanites would put up a fight; therefore, the people would need to be courageous, unflinching, and undeterred. Any weakness anywhere would be exploited to the detriment and destruction of the whole project.

For the people to be strong and courageous in all these ways, their leaders would have to be so as well, beginning with Joshua. The first prerequisite of leadership is to make oneself an example of what the people are called to be and do. Effective leaders are highly visible as embodying the mission and mandate of the people they are called to lead. Therefore the leader needs to make sure that, whatever he expects of anyone in his charge, at any level or in any niche of their common project, he embodies the strength and courage they will need to perform their duties as unto the Lord.

Second, all that God intended His people to realize in the way of prosperity and peace was bound up in the promises made to the patriarchs and the Law given to Moses. Therefore, Joshua had to make certain that he fully understood and submitted to the promises and Law of God as the driving force of his life (Joshua 1:7,8). Day and night Joshua was to meditate in Moses’ book of the Law, which would have included everything from Genesis to Deuteronomy. Joshua had to be a student of God’s Word, so that he could guide the people, equip and enable them, and help them understand the purposes of God for every area of their lives.
Simply put, effective leaders need to be diligent students of God’s Word. No enterprise or endeavor that expects the blessing of God can ignore His promises and Law, or any of the revelation He has provided in His Word. Leaders may try to push this duty off on others, while they devote themselves to the more practical demands of leading. Or they may simply ignore it, believing that the mission and vision of their project already sufficiently encompass and explain all the people need to know. Either of these would be a mistake.

God clearly tells the leader of His people that he must devote himself to the Word of God, reading, meditating, teaching, and obeying everything he finds there. Only then will God bless His people to the fullest extent.

Finally, Joshua was required to be resolute and undeterred, drawing on the presence of the Lord at all times (Joshua 1:9). Whenever Joshua failed to consult the Lord — as in the fiasco at Ai and the treachery of the Gibeonites — Israel’s progress was compromised. Leaders must be men of prayer, who pay careful attention to everything that’s going on in their endeavor (Ephesians 5:15-17) and strive to ensure that every aspect of their own lives, as well as their undertaking, is offered up to the Lord for His approval (Proverbs 4:5-6).

Leaders must be men of vision and prayer. Their plans and activities must be prepared and executed in the presence of the Lord. Any leader of a Christian enterprise who is not developing the discipline of praying about everything and praying with ceasing is setting his project up for derailment, disappointment, or worse.

Joshua is the model leader for those who accept this calling in the household of faith. Let us learn from him the implications and prerequisites of this calling, so that we may be faithful and blessed in leading the people of God to take full possession of all that He has promised them.