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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tis' The Season?



It's interesting that at the same time, every year, the same people come out of their caves and from underneath their rocks, stretching their wings; the Sadducees, the Pharisees and the Atheists.

If the "Holiday Season" was so evil, then why has Satan worked so hard to have it removed, discredited, abolished or persecuted? Last time I checked, the scriptures stated that Satan will not come against Satan.

Personally, this is my favorite time of the year. For me, it is another opportunity to give thanks for all that the Father has given, and to share with the lost the reason why Christ came into the world. I have found that more souls have come to Christ in sharing the story of His reason, then condemning those for celebrating it for mere argument of it's inaccuracy in date. I've always stood on "to each, it's own" and as individuals filled with the Holy Spirit, we must obey our convictions. I, for instance, have never had a Christmas tree in my home. My children don't even know what that's like. But I grew up with them in my parent's house, and it didn't make my mother any less of a powerful woman of God, than she is today. So dare I walk into a home of another believer, or unbeliever and condemn them for such? Who am I? Perhaps the most important question is; does it determine one's salvation? The answer is no.

Last night, I asked my kids what did they want to do, or where did they want to go for the Holiday Season. Their response was that they wanted to find families who couldn't afford a Christmas for their children, and bless them. So we agreed to find families this year, preferably unbelievers, so that we can share the love of Christ and minister His word while physically filling a void.

Remember; Christ condemns no one. Always obey the voice of the Lord for yourself, because only you will stand before Him. Educate those who lack knowledge; don't ridicule, slander, reject or condemn; this is not love. More importantly, remember that you were not called out of darkness into the light to only hang out in the light. You were brought into to light so that His light in you will be taken back into the darkness to shine. What value does light have with light? None. It is the light that shines in the darkness that brings forth life. So take every opportunity to make a difference. Time is short; the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

Romans 5:19-21 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous. God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Season's Greetings
Mena Lee Grebin
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Satan's Purpose In Your Life...



The scriptures tell us that all things work together for good to those who love God, and to those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). But in Matthew 4:1, we are told that the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness to be tested by the devil. So does this mean that Satan plays an important role in fulfilling our purpose? Absolutely!

We need to know that the Father uses all things; even that which is evil, for His good purpose. YHVH-God is in control of all things, and everything is under His control. In Isaiah 45:7, the Lord says, "I formed the light, and created the darkness. I make peace (Shalom) and create chaos (Ra)." So even Satan is used by YHVH-God, because He created him as well. Satan is not a creator, he is the creation; which means he has an end, for all creation will come to an end. So we need not to fear that which has an end. Fear and reverence the one who is constant and eternal.

Jesus was lead into the wilderness to be tested by Satan. This was done so that He would come out of it approved for ministry. So the purpose of coming face-to-face with the enemy was to prepare Christ for His purpose and ministry. Thus, we can conclude that YHVH-God used even the devil to prepare His Son.

We as Saints must know that in life, we WILL be attacked by the enemy; we will go through trails, tribulations and temptations, just like Christ did (in fact, the very reason Christ is our perfect mediator and High Priest to the Father is because He faced all of the same trails and testings as we do, yet He did not sin -Hebrews 4:15). However, know that YHVH-God will use all of these things, even the attacks of the enemy, for your purpose, and for the good. He will use these things to make you grow, to conform you to His image, and to prepare you for the ministry and the purpose that He has placed in you.

So when you go through trials, tribulations, or tests, remember it’s not to destroy you. It is there for your refinement, and purification. Remember; God is faithful. He will not allow the test to be more than you can bear (1 Corinthians 10:13). If you're being faced with it, then He has already equipped you with all that you need to get through it. So pass the test. It is written; "And they overcame the devil by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; they that loved not their lives, even unto death (Revelation 12:11). Every ministry begins with a testimony; and the testimony begins with you passing the test.

Spiritual Food For Thought

Shabbat Shalom
Mena Lee Grebin
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries

The King Is Coming...


Note: Blog was accidentally deleted and then reposted. Original post was October 5, 2015.

But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming, and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. -Matthew 24:48-51

I have found that many in the church who looked for the rapture or something catastrophic to happen on a specific date in September, and found that no collection of events happened on that day, took to bashing others by calling them false prophets and heretics. Then they continued on with their everyday lives mocking end-time prophecy, or by quoting that famous verse, "No one knows the day or the hour."

Are we really that dense as a church? The first thing I want to say is that no one should be giving "specific dates" for events like the rapture anyhow. But just because the world didn't all fall apart at the seams in one day, doesn't mean judgement isn't coming or that we're not in the season for the return of the Lord. For four years people have said that an asteroid was going to hit the Atlantic and cause a tsunami, for the last three years, that something bad was going to happen on October 1st, and on, and on. Even when the Lord gave me a time frame for the economic collapse beginning at the last four months of this year and rolling into 2016, someone started saying that I said the stock market would crash on September 23rd.

I was talking to the Lord regarding all of this, and He reminded me of the scripture above about wicked servant. We need to make sure we are not falling into this category with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, by mocking, bashing and scoffing at those who didn't reach a specific date or time. We must remember that Isaiah prophesied the birth of Christ seven-hundred and fifty years before He came. And there are still prophecies of Daniel, Ezekiel and others that have yet to come to pass, twenty-five hundred years later. So are they false prophets? The disciples were preaching that they were living in the last days and believed that the return of the Lord would happen in their lifetime. Were they heretics? The answer is no.

No matter what, we are living in the last days; living in season of the Bridegroom's return. We are closer to the Lord’s coming than any other generation of believers in history. The Lord is coming to reign as King and to judge the earth. If a Judge was coming to your house, you’d make sure that it was clean and in order. If the Judge’s arrival were a long way off, you might be lax. But the closer you'd get to the Judge’s arrival, the more alert you would become. Since we are the generation chosen to be closer to the Judge’s coming than any other, we need to be even more holy, sanctified and sober.

The King is coming. The Judge is coming. So live in a manner worthy of Him, ready for Him. He is the Bridegroom, and He is coming only for a spotless Bride.

Spiritual Food For Thought

Shalom
Mena Lee Grebin
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries

Thursday, September 10, 2015

You Were Born For A Time Such As This...



Many in the Body of Christ (not just those in the church), have noticed a spike in trails, tribulations and testing in the past month or two. Many are battling in their homes, on their jobs, in marriages, with their children, in their communities, and even within the church. We're seeing an increase in persecution that in some cases have come from the very ones that we break bread with. This has pushed many of us further into our prayer closets, deeper into worship, and even inspired more of us to fast.

So what is happening? Even I found myself in a sabbatical during the month of August, asking the Lord what in the world was going on in the spirit realm. A little over a week ago, the Spirit of the Lord fell heavy on me in the bathroom, and He began speaking to me. This is what He said;

"I am allowing my children to go through the fire; the refining fire. I am removing the gray areas, and those who dwell in it. The time of separation is at hand; the separation from the wheat and the tares, the sheep and the goats, the wise from the foolish. Those who embrace my refining fire will be moved to the light. But those who resist will be placed in the darkness. I AM the consuming fire, says The Lord of Hosts. Either you are for me, or you are against me. Those who are tried and refined as gold and silver, will give birth in the new season; the season of my holy fire."

We are living in perilous times saints. Things are not going to get better; they will continue to get worst. But we, as the Body of Christ have been chosen for a time such as this. Which means that we are equipped with what it takes to shine through the darkness. You will continue see people fall away. These people may even be the very ones that you love the most. But even then, you cannot allow yourself to be distracted. Peter walked on water, until he allowed what was happening around him to distract him, and then he instantly began to sink. We must not take our eyes off of Christ NO MATTER WHAT! The Spirit of the Lord is hovering; and He is trying hearts to see who will stand no matter what the circumstances.

The time is coming, and behold, is here now, when you will be locked in spiritually. This is why the Lord is testing hearts and trying by fire. In Revelation 22:10-12, the Lord confirms this time by saying,

 "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; and he who is holy, let him be holy still. And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work."

Allow the Lord to purge you. I know it hurts, but it is better to loose everything in this dimension, space and time, to gain everything in the next. Because in the next life; which is eternity, no one can ever take it away from you. No moths or rust can touch it. And there will be no more pain, or sorrow, death or struggle. And He will wipe away the tears from every eye.

Be Encouraged!

Shalom
Mena Lee Grebin
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Once Saved, Always Saved?



Regarding the theory; "Once Saved, Always Saved" or "No Christian Will Miss The Rapture" and "There are No Christians in Hell"

Well, let's look at the scriptures:

Jesus said; Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ -Matthew 7:21-23

Who was Jesus talking to? Obviously it wasn't a heathen, or a atheist, or a Muslim. Since when do they acknowledge Christ as "Lord"? What atheist is going to prophesy in His name? What Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim is going to cast our demons in His name? None. The word "lord" means master; so that means that one would have to deem Jesus Christ as master and ruler of their life in order to call Him Lord. In the end, everyone will confess (Romans 14:11); but right now, we have a choice. So we can conclude that Jesus is referencing to those who believe in Him.

Jesus said; “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,
These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked. -Revelation 3:14-17

We are currently living in the Church age of Laodicea. Unfortunately, about ninety percent of churches today fall in the category of being lukewarm. Jesus once again is clear; He said that He would "vomit them out of His mouth", which the revelation to that is that they will be removed from the Body; considering that Christ is the head, and we are the Body (Colossians 1:18).

Jesus continues; And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. -Matthew 25:10-13

Ah! One of my favorite comparisons; the ten virgins. See, all ten were virgins; meaning they had "chasten" themselves (remained pure) for the Bridegroom (Christ). All ten have lamps, representing the light or Spirit of God dwelling in them. But only five had extra oil. The oil from on high is what keeps the light aflame. The oil represents communion with the Lord; in other words, relationship.
Notice that the Bridegroom tells the five foolish; "I do not know you." He also says this to the believers in Matthew 7:23.

I've taught for years that it's not enough to just "obtain" a relationship with the Lord; you have to also "maintain" it. Too many Christians today do not know the voice of the Lord, and therefore are tossed to and fro by false prophets, teachers and the cares of the world. Be still, and Know That He is GOD (Psalm 46:10) Wait patiently on the Lord, and He will answer you (Psalm 40:1, 37:7). Jesus said; "My sheep know my voice" (John 10:27).

I know many try to justify this notion by using other scriptures written by Paul, or Peter etc. But who's words are greater? It's the ones written in RED.

Spiritual Food For Thought

Mena Lee Grebin
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spiritual Gifts vs. The Fruit of The Spirit



Jesus said; "But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:20-21

The Lord spoke to me in the wee hours of this morning and began to give me a deeper revelation about this scripture.

Too many Christians today are building their treasures in this dimension. Most claim that they aren't, but when you take a closer look, you find that on a whole, they do. The Lord also tied in this scripture to the first one; "Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is axed down, and cast into the fire." Matthew 7:19

Christians are taught to focus on the "gifts" of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8-10), instead of the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), when Jesus clearly stated the the tree that bears no fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire, not the tree that bears no gifts. Yet the gifts have become the main focus in the churches. The scriptures tell us that gifts come without repentance (Romans 11:29) and do not determine your relationship with the Lord, nor guarantee your seat at the marriage supper of The Lamb.

I see way too many churches, groups, leaders and saints promoting the gifts instead of promoting communion with The Lover of our soul. 1 Corinthians 13:8 tells us that the gifts will pass away, but that love will remain. There will be no need for prophesy, miracles, tongues, healing, etc in heaven. Heaven is complete and perfect. The gifts of the Spirit are given for this life as a sign to the unbeliever, and for our edification. But once this life passes away, these things will be irrelevant. However the Word of God tells us that the fruit will remain. The is because the Fruit of the Spirit is from heaven, apart YHVH-God Himself, and therefore crosses over into eternity with Him. It is written that Love is the greatest of these because YHVH-God is Love! The Fruit of the Spirit is not a gift (which the gifts are free; all you need to do is ask), but have to be earned through refinement. In the end, the fruit produces the rewards of gold, silver and precious gems when we stand before the Lord on that day. Therefore, the Lord revealed to me that seeking after only the gifts, is a type of building your treasures in this life, because we cannot take them into eternity.

In Revelation 3:14-22, the Church of Laodicea claimed that they had everything, yet Jesus indicated that they were poor, blind, naked and wretched, and advised them to buy His gold that had been refined with the pure fire. The Church of Laodicea, which is the lukewarm church is like unto those who Christ spoke about in Matthew 7:21-23, when He said that not everyone who calls Him "Lord" will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. They too, thought they had everything needed. They talked about how they prophesied, cast out demons, and healed the sick, which are all gifts; but in the end, Jesus said He didn't know them.

Jesus commanded that we Love (see, there's that fruit again) the Lord, our God, with all of our heart, soul and mind, and then love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:37). Through this we draw close to Him, and are able to not only obtain, but maintain that relationship with Him; the relationship that causes Him to "know us." This is our key into the Kingdom of Heaven. Christ is coming for a Bride, and you don't marry someone that you don't know.

Spiritual Food For Thought

Mena Lee Grebin
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Lord: "Do You Really TRUST Me?"



Although the Lord has used me in many ways; to reach many people over the years, I am by far, from perfect. In my ministry, I always share not only my testimonies, but my trails, my failures, and my rebukes. I do this because I always tell the people; "I don't want you to be like me, I want you to be better than me; I want you to be like Christ." I never want anyone to think that I am better then them, or that they must "honor" me. I am human, like everyone else; subject to failure and reproof. My calling in the office of a prophet does not make me "superhuman." However, it does put me in the spotlight of God, and weighs heavy in the balances of The Kingdom; it weighs heavy in judgement for not representing YHVH-God in the purest form. It's task is to forsake all, to turn the other cheek, and to walk alone.

With that being said; I will share with you about a time that I disappointed the Lord.

At the very beginning of 2014, I had been bugging the Lord to come and visit me. It had been months since I last saw Him. We talked all of the time, but after seeing Him so often, you kinda get spoiled. The funny thing between the Lord and I is that He would never come to me when I asked. He would always wait until my requests became quiet, and I returned back to my normal routine; then He would show up. Sometimes I would laugh and tell Him that I knew it was His way of letting me know that I was under His control. So this time was no different. I had been knocking at heaven's gate for about 30 days, and there was no answer. So I figured He was busy, or on a very extended lunch (just kidding), and decided to stop my pursuit. Well, about a week later, He showed up.

Jesus stood there in the most beautiful robe I had ever seen Him in. The material was like a combination of silk and satin. It was a beautiful white, and at the hems were a beautiful, deep red embroidery. He had on leather sandals; which was different for me because I usually see Him barefooted. I stood at His side with both of my arms wrapped around His waist. He had one arm around my shoulders, holding me close to Him. We began to talk spirit to spirit. We always had small conversations, because Jesus doesn't talk much. He showed me a map, and gave me a few instructions. Then He said; "There's just one more thing..." "What's that Lord?" I asked inquisitively. The Lord responded, "I'm going to show you hell." My heart instantly sank! "No Lord, please...please. I don't want to go!" I pleaded with Him. But Jesus just reached over and kissed me on my forehead and said, "Don't worry, I will be with you." Then we both looked to our left, and far away I saw something brewing...it looked like a tornado made of snow. The Lord said; "There is a blizzard coming. After the blizzard passes, I will come back for you." And with that, He vanished.

I told my husband and a few others about my visitation. I was so terrified, I spent every night praying that the Lord would change His mind. I whined, I complained, and had a complete meltdown like a two-year old. I was like; "Why do I always have to see the bad things? I've had more attacks, and seen more demons than probably anybody! Why can't you show me heaven? You haven't taken me there! I've read every book on hell, I listened to every testimony, I've looked at every video. I know hell is real! And I don't want to go there....not even for a visit!" Thoughts kept flashing through my mind of what Mary Katheryn Baxter went through; how she went through periods of getting left there. I didn't want that to happen to me! What if I had forgotten to repent of something that day, and ended up getting left there....forever?

About four weeks went by. Somewhere in between the period, the D.C metro area (where we were living at that time) got about 2-3 inches of snow. My husband asked; "Are you sure the Lord said a blizzard was coming? Or did he just say after the next snowfall?" "Nope, He said a blizzard was coming!" I responded.  And sure enough, at the fourth week, the blizzard came, and we got 3 feet of snow!

Every night after that snow, I cringed going to sleep. But the days, turned into weeks, and the weeks, turned into months, but Jesus did not return for me. Within that time, He was still showing me things and giving me prophesies. I was putting out videos, still teaching His word, ministering to people and leading souls into the Kingdom. Soon the thought of visiting hell faded. I was even asked by my aunt; "What ever happen regarding you visiting hell?" I giggled and said; "Girl, I think I prayed that one away!"

In August of 2014, I had the most spectacular experience! I was caught up in the spirit and taken to see the throne room of God (you can read about that experience in my notes titled; "My Throne Room Experience"). I shared that experience with everyone I knew! It brought great joy to my soul that the Lord had allowed me to see such a magnificent place.

Then in January of this year (2015), I was in deep prayer one afternoon. I had my tallit (prayer shawl) over my head, and the glory cloud began to fill my room. Immediately. like a movie being played, I saw the visitation of the Lord when He said He would take me into hell. "Oh my! I completely forgot about that! Lord, you never came back for me...why?" The Lord responded, "That so disappointed me, Mena. You tell me that you trust me with your very life. You believe me for your family, for yourself, and for those I send to you. But you did not trust me when I said I would take you into hell. You did not trust when I said I would be with you. You feared more the thing that I created and have all power over, than trusting me. Therefore, you trusted power of darkness more than light." I...was...stunned! I bowed my head to the floor in total shame and repented. "Lord..." I sobbed, "You waited a whole year to say something to me about this...why?" "Because now, you would receive it." the Lord responded. It was then that I realized that the Lord, even in His disappointment, had answered my very complaint and whine; He had allowed me to see heaven first. What an merciful, patient, loving, and gentle God! I felt like a worm, yet, I could still feel His love and patience for me. He had forgiven me.

I'm sharing this with you because I want everyone to evaluate the "true" measure of faith and trust you claim to have for the Lord. We're so quick to say with our mouths that we trust Him, that we'll forsake all and follow Him, even that we'll die for Him. But do we truly follow through? Or when we are faced with a situation that we're not sure of the outcome, do we deny Him? Peter said he would follow Jesus to the ends of the earth, but when the shepherd was stuck, the sheep scattered, and before the cock crowed, Peter denied three times that he even knew the Lord. We must understand that following Christ will require facing our greatest fears. He will place you at that crossroad, to see if you will chose to trust what you can or cannot see before you, or will you trust the one who gave you sight in the first place.

Spiritual Food For Thought

Shalom
Mena Lee Grebin
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Importance of Obeying The Lord (Adonai)



You know, it is so important that when the voice of the Lord speaks to you, that you listen. I think the most frightful thing I continue to encounter, is when people tell me that the Lord has given them a word, a warning,or confirmation before, or when they say; "God has been dealing with me on this..." and yet they still return to the very situation they were warned to leave.

We need to make sure that when the Lord SAYS; WE DO...Period. And stop making internal, sub-conscience excuses as to why you should stay, linger or casually withdraw yourselves. When you do this, I want you to understand that this is rebellion. And the bible states that Rebellion is as to witchcraft (1 Samuel 15:23).

The Lord sent me into a church a couple of weeks ago, to expose a couple who were operating as a false prophet (wife) and teacher (husband). I was invited by a lady who I am currently mentoring. She prayed and asked the Lord to send me, but she specifically told the Lord that He would have to tell me, because she did not want to ask. Well I didn't know this until the Spirit of the Lord pressed me to visit this church, and I called the lady and told her. Then she revealed to me what her prayer request was. This couple are not the leaders of the church, but had a leadership role. It was very powerful how the Lord used me to expose them (I won't go into detail due to the length), and two days later, I spent several hours with the pastor over the phone. I had to rebuke her because first, she was out of the will of God. But in addition, she knew that something about this couple wasn't right, and yet she allowed them to have positions in her church. Her excuse was; "Well I thought maybe I could help them." But the fatal consequence of her "being nice" was that wolves entered into her fold, and the sheep were devoured.

The illustration I use in my ministry, and for those I mentor is this; If Satan rang your doorbell and said he had a box of thin mint girl-scout cookies, and you knew those were your favorite cookies in the whole wide world; would you say to yourself, "I'll let him in, I'll just plead the Blood of Jesus on him and my house." The answer is not just NO, but Heck-2-The-No! But yet we do this all the time with the vary people and situations that Satan is using and involved with. We're under the illusion that merely if someone is a "Christian" they can't be used by Satan, or when they are being used, it's okay because they're human. If the demons in that person is greater than your faith; RUN! And I say this because everyone doesn't know their authority in Christ; especially the babes. And we need not to underestimate Satan. He will sit in your church, preach from the pulpit, come to your house, call you on the phone, befriend you on Facebook, and on and on.

I was in a meeting with Benny Hinn about five years ago, and he had everyone in the room to stand up. He told us to look to our left and to our right, and we did. Then he said; "What I'm about to say will shock and upset some of you; but I must say it because it is the truth. Everyone you know is not going to get saved, and everyone you know is saved, is not going to make it in." It was then that I began to realize that you can't take everyone with you on your journey. And as the Lord calls you higher, you must follow His will; even if that means you must leave someone you care about behind. Everyone wants the anointing in their lives, yet we are not willing to count the cost. In order to qualify for the anointing, YHVH-God is looking for those who are not attached to people, the past or possessions. If you cannot walk away from these things as you are called, you will not qualify for the anointing of the Lord.

Spiritual Food For Thought.

Mena Lee Grebin
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries