May / June 2000
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
Ohhh! How I love to visualize the love and mercy and the attention with which the Lord has blessed those who feared and hoped in his mercy! Hallelujah! Today, we are found to be unto the Lord the adoption of children by Jesus Christ, the praise and the glory of his grace, the image of his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. As sons and daughters of God, there is absolutely no room for defeat. All we really need is to know the gift of God and his Son Jesus Christ. I find that most of those who claim to believe in Jesus Christ, just do not know who He really is and what He has done.
The gift of God is to be made free from; eternal damnation, the eternal wrath of God, burning eternally in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, to have no sin that separates you from your Maker, to walk with life eternal, and to walk with peace eternal. In just three little words, To be loved. Yes, my friend, to be loved with a love you cannot find within the archives of the Old Testament. It is well described by the writer, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. How sad to find the number of people to be so little, of those who live with the knowledge established and standing on the true foundation. When I see the people of this world and of Christianity running and running, coveting and coveting, and so in love with the world and the things that are of the world, it proves that they absolutely do not know the gift of God nor He who came and gave us to drink of the living water. We read that the moment the Samaritan woman found out who Jesus was, she left her water pot, her world, and her life, to preach Jesus with joy. She had no more taste to pursue her sinful life.
You will find people with a zeal to talk about Jesus, to preach Jesus, to believe in Jesus, and yet daily they go on with their regularity, living the same trend of life, while keeping their holy days, doctrines, moons and months, all kinds of traditions, etc... They absolutely do not know the gift of God. How can anyone go to heaven? How can anyone please God if they go on pleasing themselves? We must walk a living sacrifice, holy and pleasable unto God today!
Beloved; Gods goodness and mercy of the past, and todays grace cannot be half in darkness nor half in sin. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. We can see how much corruption is being reaped from all those who love the world and the things that are in the world. They simply do not know the gift of God. Paul is a great example of someone who really knew the gift of God. Read these verses carefully : Philippians 3: 8 - 21, and see in his epistles, how with his whole heart and life, he wanted you and I to know the gift of God, to win Christ, and to know Christ. This is the perfection he cared for, and longed for everyone of us to walk with.
Be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. It sounds so much like the prayer of Jesus in John 17: 20 - 23.
1 Peter 1: 15 - 16, Be ye holy. Know the gift of God. 2 Peter 3: 14,
be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless, which is the gift of God.
I have been called of God to walk in the very steps of the same gift of God, the same gospel, the same perfection, and the same Jesus, which is the Jesus who Paul preached. Hallelujah!
My dear beloved;
When I see that God Himself ended-up with just a small remnant, I walk with a greater fear than ever to hold fast what I have that no man take my crown, ending up lukewarm and spued out of the mouth of God. I am determined to be what Jesus promised to make me, a pillar in the temple of his God if I am an overcomer, and if I am found hanging on to my crown at the coming of Jesus.;
I am proud of what we are in Christ; the circumcision which worships God in Spirit and in truth and has no confidence in the flesh, which means, no Christmas, no Halloween, no Saint Valentines, no Mothers day, no Fathers day, no traditions at all, no socials at all, no Mary Kay cosmetics, no Avon, no funny Bibles, no beaches, no sports, etc... In other words, I am born of God in Christ Jesus, the minister of righteousness in my life, and for you who walk with the same godly fear, hang on! Hang on to your crown and be glad to be found as one of Gods remnant, the separate of the Lord, his royal priesthood, his holy nation, the glory and the praise of the Lord, and the temple of the living God and of the Holy Ghost. Hallelujah!
We are called the remnant of the Lord, and I am proud of it. However, before the coming of the Lord Jesus, we are going to do all we can to bring others on our side. It is costly, but with your godly fear offerings, we will keep on making headway. I cannot ask you often enough to let me have your offerings as often as possible. I am no different than Peter, Paul, and all the others who were in need of the offerings of the Saints to evangelize. You have done well and very well to have worked with me all these years. This is the reason this ministry of reconciliation is still on top, and having this ministry we faint not. Keep it coming my beloved. So many have decided to join the lukewarm churches because of their traditions and their worldly covetousness. I know that if you choose to walk as one of Gods remnants, He will come to your need just as He promised, and with a lot more to give. Just do it! Hallelujah! Put your offering in the mail today, and walk with the joy of giving, not forgetting that God loves a cheerful giver.
If ye continue in my word, then ye are my disciples indeed. Giving is a portion of the words of Christ. Anyone performing the words of God and of Christ Jesus, will display that they are steadfast with the word of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Go for it and watch God perform with every step you take in his word.
Pray for me that utterance may be given unto me more than ever, and that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel that you and I are partakers of.
May the knowledge of truth comfort your heart at all times with peace, love, and faith from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Brother and Sister Gagnon
Lincoln and Robin-Lee