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WORD OF LIFE   No. 17– 2016

TEXT - Matthew 6:24.
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

We all understand the profound teaching that has been given us over the years, regarding this teaching of the Lord. I was very interested to read recently, of a church Minister in Scotland, who, after many years of concern in seeing marriages break up, adopted this text as a heading on a guide he issued, on how to approach a successful wedding that should be lifetime lasting. It is indeed an unusual text for this purpose, but as he explained, the wedding day is certainly a mix of serving God and mammon, and must be approached in a way that put the right and most important thing first, and then let the rest follow. He became aware that many were approaching this day the wrong way around when they came to arrange the ceremony, with strict rules that it had to fit in around the photographer, the flowers, the reception etc., as these were already pre-booked. He could see that mammon was being given precedent over God. This could lead to getting off on the wrong foot. In his pamphlet, he explained that the wedding day was made up of many disjointed arrangements, but there was only one thing that was the heart of the day and extended itself to cover every future eventually in life. That was of course, the prayers, the vows and the request for a blessing. This of course is the Godly serving and he recommended that it be considered first and arranged first so that the marriage can be on a proper foundation, right from the beginning.

When we consider the vow taken together, we see how it does cover every eventuality in our life.

"Will you live in Holy Matrimony according to God's order? Will you honour and love each other and always give counsel, succour and support each other? Will you vow that you will never forsake each other, whether in fortune or misfortune, in joyful time or grief, in honour or disgrace, and that you will keep to no other all your life, but mutually and faithfully keep your conjugal vow until death separates you?"

He wrote, if as much time was spent contemplating the marriage vows as is spent on the seating plan at the reception, I'm certain there would be far fewer divorces. Divorce causes distress. A marriage that lasts a lifetime, brings a couple happiness and security and gives their children a firm foundation on which to build their lives. It is not easy. It takes time, commitment, understanding and love, and above all, prayer. But it's worth the effort.

When the wedding dress no longer fits and the photographs have faded, the bond of marriage will still hold strong.

If we contemplate this text, we soon see how it applies to so many other things in our life.

Apostle Cliff Flor
North Queensland.


WORD OF LIFE  No. 18 – 2016

TEXT - James 5:7-9                                                                                      
"Be patient therefore, bretheren unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husband man waited for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

In this, our fast living time, the word patience has nearly become a foreign expression. Though we do long for it but realize, that patience is a God given grace and that we, not able to have it to our disposal whenever we might need it. Time is money, we say, and this competes against patience in our lives. The Evil one has always well understood to lead our senses to the earthly things. Though we talk about the kingdom of God and about the goal of our belief, but our senses wander often towards other goals. As the man of the land has to be patient until the time of harvest, so should we be patient and leave the (dawning) growing of the seed to the Lord. Of a truth, it requires a lot of patience with us also, until the fruits became evident. Impatience would only destroy.
The bishop Basilius once comforted Monika, the mother of the then future bishop Augustmus, as she bore sorrow for her son: "Patience is hope and faith; impatience gives up" God lets the tares grow with the wheat and reserves the separation. He never refuses us His help and lets the sun shine on the good and on the evil, the just and on the unjust, to give them opportunity to repent. In repentance one comes closer to God because then He is taken serious.  Apostle Peter, 2 Peter 3: 15 encourages us: "And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation."
In Revelation 3: 10, contains a promise: " Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation which shall come upon all the world to try them that dwell upon the earth" A teacher once taught "The patient one humbles (bows) himself in reverence under the majesty of the most high will of God; when heavy burden is imposed upon him (he runs not out of school), he loses not his confidence. Patience grows out of the belief, Impatience out of a God-remote life. The patient one bears his burden with joy. Patience proves itself at times that one can wait, whereas everything demands to act, until an explicit instruction comes from the Holy Spirit."
Following is an extract quotation from a sermon of the Apostle Sitwell, who was called as the tenth Apostle of the Catholic-Apostolic Church in England. It has not lost its validity until today.
"No lesson is harder to realize than patience. The Apostle James presents it to us as one of the main characteristic qualities of the preparedness towards the coming of the Lord. He prophecies how the last times will be accompanied by oppression and force and adds: Even, when people render to you unjustice, be patient; because the future of the Lord is near! “But Christianity has forgotten this. People become very irritated and the devil says: “Down with them who trouble you!" There is hardly one of the Christendom who will say: "Because of this, be patient!" Let us pray for this grace. Let us strive to obtain patience. This ornament of a quiet and meek spirit is in God's eyes highly priced.
Impatience is a prominent sign of the last days. The Apostle Peter means, that mainly a serving condition should be seized because of this. The first thing one does today, if one's feeling is hurt is to leave his or her workplace. This also is a sign of the time. If someone hurts you, don't answer straight away, neither orally nor by writing, much more wait until the next day or until next week, if you are still agitated. Even when the people had earned a reprimanding answer, so wait therewith.
This gift of patience we need in these times also in respect of other things: Patience towards the indolence of those who don't want to receive the word of the Lord, towards those, who slander and falsify it to them, they not only withstand the truth but even spread about heresy. But if we show patience, so is this proof that we are shepherds and no hirelings.
Let us call daily on the Lord, that He may give us of His Grace."  

Apostle F. Sitwell, 1845
Late Apostle Wilfred Baron


WORD OF LIFE  No. 19 - 2016

TEXT -Genesis 8:22.
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

These words of God heralded a new way on earth after the great sin flood of Noah. A major change was to take place in the ecology of how the earth functioned prior to the flood. Prior to this period, the scripture tells us that rain did not fall on the earth and the whole earth enjoyed a uniform global climate which encouraged rapid growth of the vegetation. Genesis 2:5-6 "For the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground, but there went up a mist from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground." At a recent Youth Camp the question was asked. 'Why are there no dinosaurs left on the earth?'
This question is being asked more and more especially by the children. The key to the answer of course, is that God knew that the new type of world climate He was about to begin after the flood, as described in our text word, would not allow for sufficient food supplies to be available to support those huge creatures. The great quantities of vegetation that grew in that first period on the whole face of the earth, must have been enormous as science today records that this vegetation was compacted and today is found underground and we call it our "Coal fields". Anyone who has visited an open-cut mine in central Queensland and observed the depth of the coal seams, can well imagine how dense that vegetation must have been before it was compacted. Science is now reporting that oil appears to be formed from the trapped remains of all animals and tropical trees and fruit. We see today how a way has now been found to convert coconut oil to a fuel that will run diesel motors and ethanol has been used as a fuel for some time. The new way on earth was to be a time of seasons, a planting time, rain time, growing time, harvest, cold, heat etc. to be controlled by God.

There are those that say that Noah must have been disobedient in not preserving all animals. This of course is not correct, as we read his instructions in Genesis 6: 19- 20. "And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the Ark." We read further God used the words after their kind. He was not instructed to take every variety but only every kind, and we know the meaning of Dinosaur is Terrible Lizard. Noah obediently only took the smaller sorts of these animals with him under God's guidance, as he knew the world after would not support the larger varieties. From these of every sort of living creatures have evolved with time the different varieties of many kinds of animals we see in the world today. We see this still happening today even in our short span as a nation, the many different varieties or breeds of cattle, all originating from those few bought to this land by the first settlers. If we put trust into a time span of almost 4,000 years, we can only begin to see the answers.

Our text really teaches us to never doubt the word of God, as it is always true, never be caught up with the religion of man called evolution, because ultimately the end test is one of faith. We either believe in evolution and not in God or we believe in God, and His special creation, His word and do not believe in evolution.  There is no middle ground.  Unfortunately we today are being pressed from all areas to worship the creation, which is claimed to be at risk, and not the Creator.

The Apostle Paul warned the Romans of this in chapter 1: 25. “And changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the creator, who is blessed for ever.”

Apostle Cliff Flor
North Queensland.


WORD OF LIFE    No. 20 – 2016

TEXT-Matthew 13:24-30.
"Another parable put he forth unto them saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemies came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.  So the servants of the house-holder came and said unto him. Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in the field? From whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay: lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn".
When I read this above parable and try to take it in, there come some points to my notice.  

Christ Jesus
Where Jesus the Son of God sows, there is the enemy not idle but sows at the same time. The gravity in difference IS only to be recognized in the fruit-bearing. Until then everything seems to be the same. The similarities are confusing. Where God builds a church, the devil builds one right beside it, I read once.

The calmness of the householder (Jesus Christ)
The servant's report of the tares among the wheat did not seem to surprise Him. The enemy has done this, he can still do this now. He still has time and he certainly utilizes that time constantly.

The servants ask after, .....
What should be done now. Though they bring forth a suggestion (gather and tear out), but they do not decide themselves, it is not their field. They ask Him who decides at the end over wheat and tares. (Fruitful and unfruitful).

Time of ripeness
When both are "ripe for the harvest", then will be acted accordingly. When it is certain what "is good and bad", then will the tares be pulled out (gathered), bundled and burned. But the wheat will be gathered "into" My barn, says the Householder. We can rest assured that the reapers, (God's Angels) will in no wise mix up the wheat with the tares, for God is righteous.

I take for myself following lesson from this parable:
According to Jesus explanation (v27 &38), I would like to see my life (field-soil), if the good seed was brought forth (child of God's kingdom) and how is it in relation to (child of the bad one - may be just a little).
Jesus Himself cuts out a third possibility. Half wheat and half tares? This cannot be - or yet still many times we do try to have like this.

The heart of man, his inner being, certainly a phenomenon.
Wheat and tares can lively grow together, sweetness and bitterness appear beside each other without a problem. Here it is urged to start to bring order into our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit.
In Revelation 22: II It reads: "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still and he that IS righteous, let him be righteous still, and he that is holy, let him be holy still."
We therefore decide what remains: child of God or child of the bad one! I myself am sure that the decision will not be difficult for us, what we want to be.

May God grant us the right thoughts and the right tone when we proclaim "THE WORD".  No threats re "being burnt up", but inviting and spurring on to remain a child of the kingdom of God and always be renewed, where and whenever it is needful. The promise of eternal life, the dwelling in the Lord's House is enough motivation and helps through all the needs of time.
Apostle Werner Weise (since retired)
South Germany.


WORD OF LIFE   No. 21– 2016

TEXT – Hebrews 9: 16-17.
For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.”

The writers were telling us, that each and everyone makes a ‘last will and testament' that cannot be enforced while the testator is alive, so it was with our lord, His last will and New Testament could not become valid while He was alive. He had to die for it to be valid. The prophets foretold that a new covenant would come to replace the old - Jerimiah 31:31-34 “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.  And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”  Our Lord confirmed that as all covenants under the Jewish law, had to be sprinkled with blood to be binding so would the new - Matthew 26:28.  “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”  Apostle Paul taught in Romans 11:27For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins,” of the important part of the covenant. Let us examine the clauses that our Lord included in His last will, which were His last words. Remember a will is the distribution of one's wealth to others, who played no part in those gifts.

1.         Luke 23:34 "Father forgive them; for they know not what they do." He was now asking His Father to forgive all the Gentile Nations as He was now claiming them to be His bride. Read Psalm 2 - What a gift!

2.         Luke 23:43 "Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise." Hell would now not be the destiny for Christians under the New Testament. Paradise was to begin - 2 Corinthians 12:4; Revelation 2:7 - What a gift!  

3.         John 19:26-27 "Women, behold thy Son" and "Behold thy Mother". Introducing that the church world-wide were to become one in Christ, all one Family of God. Read Matthew 12:46-50 - What a gift!

4.         John 19:28 "I thirst". Our Lord was saying for the future, that He would thirst for Righteousness from the church, but He would add His righteousness to it and distribute it freely to all. Psalm 85:10; Matthew 3:15; Romans 5:21- What a gift!

5.         John 19:30 It is finished". Our Lord has brought an end to all the penalties of the law, all the ordinances were now null and void and the veil in the temple was rent from top to bottom so all could look in. The old was finished and the new was to begin. An innocent person had suffered and God could now close the old and begin the new. "Grace would now be the way" Zechariah 4:6-7; John 1:16-17 - What a gift!

6.         Mark 15:34 "Eloi, Eloi, lame sabachthani" (My God, My God why hast thou forsaken me?") Under the law God could not stand with one that had sinned. Our Lord took the sins of the world on Himself and for the first time in His life, His Father had to leave Him. Psalm 31:22; Luke 22:42 (This was the cup He prayed for) Isaiah 54:7-8. Because our Lord understood the pain in having God leave Him, if only for a moment, He set in place that this need not happen in the future - Hebrews 13:5; Matthew 18:20; Matthew 11:28; John 14:18 - What a gift!

7.         Luke 23:46 "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit." Our Lords last act is what allows the church with confidence to proclaim, life with God does not end with the death of the body, but we can commit the soul into God's hands. - John 11:25-26; 2 Corinthians 13:4; John 11:11-14; Revelation 1:7 (clouds of souls) - What a gift!
With His death and the sealing of the new covenant finished - John 19:34-35- Our Lord had to now appoint trustees to administer His last will and testament. This was done when He rose from the grave and He appointed His apostles - John 20:21.

“Then said Jesus to them again.  Peace be unto you: As My Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”
These blessings are all still valid for every new believer to-day.

Apostle Cliff Flor
North Queensland.


WORD OF LIFE    No. 22 - 2016

TEXT-I Samuel 17:49-50.
"And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David."

To properly understand the story of David and Goliath we should know it from the beginning. David was specially chosen by God, who used His Priest and Prophet Samuel to anoint him. David came from Bethlehem, just like Jesus, his father was Jesse. The genealogy of Jesus stretches back through David and Jesse to Rahab, who was the great, great grandmother of Ruth who married Boaz, and they became the great, great grandparents of King David. The blessing of God was upon this whole lineage, because Rahab had helped the spies which Joshua sent into Jericho and so helped the children of Israel ultimately secure possession of the Promised Land.

The despised harlot Rahab became one of the most blessed of women, likewise the callow youth David became the giant killer and King of Israel. Jesus the humble carpenter, the King of Kings, all because “The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." 1.Samuel16:7. All of these people have certain characteristics in common. They loved God and were fearless enough to have the courage to implement their convictions.

Goliath had a brass helmet, armour, a great spear and a shield. 1.Samual 17: 5-7. David was offered armour etc. by King Saul but decided not to wear it, instead he chose 5 smooth stones, which he put in his shepherd's bag or scrip.

When Goliath was confronted by David he was insulted that the Israelites had sent a young boy with a staff to challenge him. He cursed David and threatened to feed him to the birds and the beasts. I.Sam.17: 43-44. David replied "Thou comest to me with a sword, and a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand." I.Sam.17: 45-46. Then, as we have heard in our textword, the fight was very short indeed. The giant did not get time to wield his mighty spear or sword, neither did his armour and helmet protect him. It was all over in a flash, it only took one of the 5 stones which David used with his sling, it struck Goliath in his unprotected forehead piercing his skull and immediately he fell dead on his face.

It is all in the mind as people say nowadays. Jesus said if we have faith as big as a grain of mustard seed we could command a big tree to be uprooted and transplanted into the sea. Luke 17: 6. When circumstances and problems seem to overpower us have courage, dear Brothers and Sisters, let us remember our spiritual ancestors. With courage and faith in the Lord everything is possible.

Late Apostle Bill Erry
Great Britain.


WORD OF LIFE   No. 23 -2016

TEXT – Romans: 8: 11-14.
“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if we live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
We see we have to maintain and have this Spirit of God within us. The Holy Ghost has been placed in us at Baptism. It has been anointed at sealing and it will stay with us until after it has fulfilled its power to resurrect our bodies from the grave, provided as the apostle said we are debtors to this, meaning that we owe this to have this blessing. We must be thankful that we have been called, and we must keep our bodies as a place where the Holy Spirit can live and dwell at all times so that this presence is there at all times. If we doubt that this Spirit has that power, that is the first step where it will not happen according to the Bible in many places.  Hebrews 4: 9-11.There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.  For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.  Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”  There must be no doubt. There is evidence through the whole Scriptures that this can take place. The Prophet Elisha when he departed from this life was put in a sepulchre. We know the Prophet Elisha had a double portion of the Holy Ghost given unto him when he witnessed the ascension of Elijah. The Prophet Elisha had been in the sepulchre for a long time and his body was now just bones. We can read in the scripture 2 Kings 13: 20-21 a burial going on in that graveyard, and those doing the burial looked up and saw the enemy army coming, so they had to abandon the burial, so they took the body of the one they were burying and they lowered it into the sepulchre of Elisha, planning to come back and continue the burial later. When that body touched the bones of Elisha, that man who they were burying stood up alive, witnessing and proving without a doubt that the Holy Ghost was still with Elisha. The Holy Ghost was still there and still had this power to bring back life. We must never doubt that, for it is through that doubt that we could find ourselves not part of this resurrection. The Prophet Ezekiel 37: 1 – 10 prophesied when he saw a valley of bones and he was asked - Can these bones live? He said - Thou knowest. God told him to prophesy to the bones that they could live. He prophesied and they all rattled and came together, and sinews and skin came over them, but there was no life in them. The prophet did not have the power. It is the same today, the church must testify that there can be this resurrection, but it does not have the power to bring it about. The prophet was told - Call on the four winds of the earth to come and breathe again life into these people; and so the Holy Spirit was called upon and he saw them rise up a great army that walked the earth again. And so it will be that it is only the Holy Spirit that can bring about this resurrection when our Lord returns. That is why we must treasure, be a debtor as the apostle said, do all that we can, keep ourselves clean, repent for our sins, receive remission through Holy Communion, keep watch on what we speak, watch what our actions are, keep at all times these bodies as a vessel for the Holy Spirit to dwell in, for none of us know when we need to take that spirit with us into the grave to await that great day.  We must not doubt. We can read in the scripture what happens when doubt comes in.  Matthew 14: 24 – 31.  We can read the Apostle Peter, when they were on a ship and our Lord walked across the water, and they were amazed and thought it was a spirit, but He said - It is not a spirit, it is I. He said to Peter - Come to me. Peter did not doubt. He had no doubt that it was the Lord. He had no doubt that the Lord would have the power, and he also walked towards the Lord on the water, but the moment a storm came and the wind blew then doubt came within him and he sank into the water, and our Lord had to take him by the hand and rescue him. It is the same for us. We must not doubt that there is a Paradise. We must not doubt that there will be a day of resurrection. We must not doubt that we will be re­born.  We must not doubt that there will be the Kingdom of God for all faithful souls.
Apostle Cliff Flor
North Queensland.


WORD OF LIFE  No. 24 -2016

TEXT: John 16:13-15.
"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but what soever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shew it unto you".
"Come thou Spirit of Truth and abide with us,
Spread your Light with clearness, banish deception and pretence,
Pour out of your Holy Fire, stir our Hearts and Lips to speak,
That all who are True, will learn to know the Lord."
In the first Letter of Apostle John (1 John 4:1-2) we read "Beloved, believe not every Spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world, hereby know ye the Spirit of God! Every Spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God", We should be advised to take note of what the Holy Ghost is telling us. In the same letter the Apostle is reminding us in verse 2, "It is for us the truth that we hold firm to: but that alone is not sufficient".
God's Spirit will not take from us the understanding or truth to mediate, but will cause us to penetrate, make and fashion, yes, through the efficiency of the spirit to live in this great power, Rom. 8:14 "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God", We must not be satisfied with reading the text, we should apply our mind to that which is written above, ·0 come thou Spirit of Truth etc." and we should pray and plead that this should happen. If we have not the Word of Jesus in us, do we believe that the Spirit of Truth is in us? And that it can make us free? Free from errors, from self-complacency, from torment and fear, being crushed! The Holy Spirit enabled the Apostle to speak out and to perceive what had to be done by the Spirit and then to perform it. "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature for he has the stamp of the Holy Ghost and he can either do or leave."
Eph 4:22-24 "That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts: and be renewed in the spirit of your mind: and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” Here the Apostle Paul is giving us concrete wisdom in reminding us of what we should do in Christ. Grieve not the Holy Ghost.
“Pour out of your Holy Fire, stir our Hearts and Lips to speak." The Holy Fire can be pictured as the Holy Ghost in which is great power just like a natural fire having power, separating the high minded from the humble (spiritual) so that with heart and lips the word of God through the fire of the Holy Ghost can be spoken with clearness. Those who are worldly minded cut themselves off from the Holy Spirit, and he is not in the heart of those who sleep. Holy Ghost open up our hearts door, open the eyes and let us see who is the author and finisher of our Faith. (John 16:14) "He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it into you'. It is the Holy Ghost which reminds us that Jesus Christ was born in the flesh. Jesus Christ means to us the Grace of God revealed and is very precious and helps us in our weaknesses. A life lived under the power of the Holy Ghost is Holy and brings forth the fruits of the Spirit. It was a testimony of the early Christians that they stayed firm in the Apostle teaching, in the breaking of bread etc. It is a remarkable fact that people are near one another, against one another, but not with one another. Therein lies great danger when we pledge ourselves to that which is false. Jesus said that we should carry one another’s burdens but also remain unnoticed.  When the works of our life do not conform to what the Holy Ghost teaches then our sin is as it were doubled. Where man stands as an example he receives the strength and the life of the Holy Ghost. Greater can we be if we through the power of the Holy Ghost, testify of the name of Christ (2 Tim 1:7) "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind". What is made known in God's promises that He will fulfill. The Holy Bible teaches us - no yet - but in My time says the Lord. When we speak of the future revealed in the Holy Bible, the contents will be fulfilled, in what era, the Lord knows, and we look forward to God's Kingdom.
A Warning: Do not believe in all the spirits; it has been revealed in our time that false prophets have gone out into the world. Let us pray that the work of the Holy Ghost does not come to a standstill.

Late Apostle Ernst Lenser

We believe in the Holy Ghost,
The Universal Holy Apostolic Church,
Communion with Saints,
Forgiveness and remission of sins,
Resurrection of the dead,
And life everlasting.