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More Valuable than Gold

God is great.

Remember no matter what happens this week! Good or bad! Remember this you are sons of God! Our father knows more then we will we ever learn he see the things we are blinded too! But he chose you! As he chose me to be his messenger to be his loyal servant!

I was sitting down tonight singing this song and bopping away! And God said to me, do you remember the day you got baptised? “I said of course Lord! I’ll never forget the day I had finally been washed of that filth I was carrying. The day you came to me, I asked you when I will know I’ve made the right choices and that I uphold you enough or praise you enough! God I’m not deserving of the love you give me.

He looked at me and said one step forward is one step forward! Keep walking this holy path and things will make sense! I’ve got a plan for you. I replied Lord, I promise you I’ll try.

You unravel me
With a melody
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance
From my enemies
‘Til all my fears are gone
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
From my mother’s womb
You have chosen me
Love has called my name
I’ve been born again
Into Your family
Your blood flows through my veins
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

From No Longer a Slave, Bethel Music.

Tonight, he came back and said to me, it’s time you tell them. Tell the world.

I couldn’t believe my eyes or more ears! So, it is time for me to tell the world the truth! And it’s time I help those who are wanting but not seeking and those who are lost. My life has always been difficult before I found God I was lost but now I am found! I am a child of God!

I was never a believer I was always just looking for something to fill that void! I had bad relationships after bad relationships. I had been a drug addict and depressed and scared and alone! All I wanted was to feel love! But I didn’t realise the reason I couldn’t find what I was looking for was because in such a wasted brain space and dark area God’s light was just getting deflected and it took me so long to realise that when my demons that I allied with put there shields in front of me and God was actively seeking me, let me tell you. But the people around me we’re getting all his love because if you were next to me you, we’re getting the ricochet and I’m not mad that other people got what was supposed to be mine. I just wish I realised earlier! I took the poison that the devil was feeding me he dressed up as an angel and told me everything was gonna be okay! You’re not addicted don’t listen you’re not ruining your life these people don’t get it! Don’t listen to them! You’re great. You’re smart. You’re better than them!

It took me a long time to realise and it came when I least expected it! I’m in a place I thought was in hell, in a place I thought would be a place God doesn’t touch a place full of sin.

Corinthians 6:10:

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

I slept for a few days when I finally got energy to live again, I walked from my induction unit into a maximum-security block with no air no window no yard and 18 hours in the cell! That night I was called up alone and 4:00 lock in came and I sat back on my pillow after the officers left and I thought, how did this happen? I’m done. I can’t go forward from here! I cried thinking this is it now. I’ve lost everything I’ve lost everyone. I’m in hell and I’ll never be the same after this. 4 years is a lot of time. I’ve seen what happens to people I thought to myself I’ll never be me again!

But man was I wrong. That place is busting from the seams with Holy Spirit. God wanted me there. He told me himself he was struggling to get his word through the gate. He needed a messenger, and a messenger was exactly what I was! Man, I’m so so blessed that I got to share his word share his love and boost up lads in the yard! The thing is about most of us blokes is we seek brotherhood. We seek trust, loyalty, and respect. We just want to bring each other up but for someone reason guys just don’t.

I think I helped 45-50 blokes over my time with guiding them to loving God and what it can bring! My church services showed me I was making a difference we started with about 6-7 and some days in the end we were hitting 45 and this is in a prison with maybe 110 prisoners. I almost got half to join in, we would sing songs in the yard and just share are testimonies and just really appreciate how lucky we really are! I had prayer lessons where we prayed together and just thanked God for the beautiful life he has given us. I seen blokes cry and hug each other. I seen God’s hand in each and every one of those prisoners.

Matthew 25: 14.

When first reading this I didn’t understand why two of the servants that doubled their gold would be called loyal servants but the one who buried it was unfaithful. He didn’t spend it like he could have but in reading it again and maybe just having a bit more understanding, I think it’s referring to gold as his word and the servants are actually his messengers, and like us also, we are messengers and we have been given gold (his word) something much rarer and more valuable than gold. If the Lord came to seven of us pulled us into a room in private and said here is my word and I’m going away I’ll be back in a month, to see what progress you’ve made.  And we go back out to the crowd and when they ask, we say it’s a secret and we keep it to ourselves! We essentially bury his word and hide it from the world! He will return and he will remove it from us and pass it to another seven which will tell seven more etc. and God’s word will spread like wildfire as it has!

The Holy Spirit and the Lord’s word are a treasure and there’s enough to go around, so don’t be unfaithful. Don’t hide. Don’t hold back. Share his word. Share his love! Praise the Lord because if you keep it to yourselves, you’ll never know it’s true worth. Be a faithful servant as the more his love is received the brighter the holy spirit becomes and the path to heaven’s gate will become clearer, when you praise the lord do so with a purer heart. The Lord sees and knows everything and is saying you “love God“ and loving God are 2 different things. I see that a lot in the public and it saddens me. If they took the time they use to let everyone know they love God to actually building a relationship with God, there would be so much for them cause we all know when you are in heaven you will be loved how you loved, you will be forgiven if you forgave, you will receive help if you helped in your life! You will be as rich as your heart not as the bank account you hold!

If there’s one thing I like to share with people, it’s how great it is building a relationship with God! It takes time. It takes honesty and takes patience but the more you give the more you get to love God is to love yourself God love is unconditional, and he only wants you to be your best you! Like every relationship there are distractions. Remember the devil will try less and less over time but he will always be looking for a way in which he will send people to distract you or take you off course! If these people do try to make you do something or try to influence any of your decisions or if they talk down on religion or the bible or God! If they try to make you do something that makes you turn away from the Lord or become uncomfortable, you know that knot you get in your gut like this isn’t right! That’s what I call a God feeling cause we all know God’s “slapping us on the back of the head” with warning in those moments in any moment that you are made to feel like you’ve been pressured, ask them a simple question: “Do you love God?” Look them deep in the eye and say cause God loves me and I love him! Tell them you forgive them, and you’ll pray for them. And watch the power come back to you. These people are Satan’s messengers, and they too can be saved!

In the last few weeks, I’ve found a church that reminds me of how great God is! You walk in that place, and you feel God’s presence not only in the walls but in the people! I’ve only been in society for four months and to some that may seem like nothing other lots but the Lord has blessed me. He’s given me strength to break the cycle to change. I have a 6-year-old daughter. If you do the math, I’ve missed a lot. I prayed for her to not be held back by me, to blossom like the flower she is. And my daughter is so smart and so beautiful, she’s given me her heart with open arms, and I thank God every day for watching over her. She has started showing interest in church and in God, so I’m praying that she too soon will embark with me on this journey!

I have a full-time job and it’s out in the open in nature. I look around every day and see God’s creation and I find it so enriching that he’s given me so so much. I learn more every day and I love more every day! I’m a changed man I’m a saved man and I’m a blessed man! Without faith, without my Father, I never would be where I am. Today!

So, when you pray next, please thank the Lord not only for what he’s done to you but what he does for others! Thank him for this world and all his beautiful creations. I hope if you read this or hear this, I hope you too are as blessed as I am. And if you would all repeat this prayer for me–doesn’t have to be word for word–in your own words just in hope to help those who haven’t been found yet!

Dear Heavenly Father,

I thank you. I am so grateful for your love and your sacrifice. For your forgiveness for your creations. I ask you Father if today you could help those who seek but cannot see, pray but do not believe. Who want forgiveness but will not forgive. Who want to be loved but cannot love as we your sons. We love those that cannot love, and we forgive those who cannot forgive, and we pray for those who don’t believe, and we seek those who cannot see! As your love is so becoming and I truly believe that not one person is above another, and this fellowship has no ruling on how many! I pray that your word hits the homes of every single human, and they too walk with faith as me, as your son who has cleansed my heart and as a sinner, I ask for not just my forgiveness but for forgiveness for those who haven’t asked, as I fear they will miss out on your grace!

Please Lord, show us believers what we need to help those who haven’t received your glory! As I do and every single person who has given themselves to you do want the whole world to praise you Lord and glorify you in everything we do so you feel a smidgen of the love we feel from you. Thank you, Lord. Your heart is to welcoming. Your love is unconditional. Your word and your grace are my salvation! In the Lord’s name amen…

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