March 21, 2007
The LORD God gave this message to me three years ago during my devotion meditation time with
G. R. A. P. E. S? What is it?
G.R.A.P.E.S. is a new debilitating spiritual disease that causes a person not to believe, see,
accept or have faith in the LORD God Jesus Christ.
The symptoms of G.R.A.P.E.S. are:
Having other gods before the One True and Most High God.
Creating graven images and worshiping them.
Taking the name of the LORD God in vain.
Not remembering the sabbath and not keeping it holy.
Not honoring their father and mother.
Bearing false witness against neighbor.
Lusting after the things of the flesh.
Many people in the Holy Bible had this disease. Here is a list of ones that had this disease
and their impact on themselves and/or family.
Gehazi---2 Kings 5:20-27---Greed, Rebellion, Ego, Selfishness.
Children of Israel---Exodus 32---Greed, Rebellion, Arrogance, Pride, Ego and Selfishness.
Nebuchadnezzar---Daniel 3---Greed, Arrogance, Pride and Ego.
Korah (and many leaders)---Numbers 16---Greed, Rebellion, Pride, Ego and Selfishness.
Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem---Nehemiah 6---Rebellion, Arrogance, Pride and Ego.
Haman---Esther 3---Greed, Arrogance, Pride, Ego and Selfishness.
King Saul---1 Samuel 13:1-15---Greed, Rebellion Arrogance, Pride, Ego and Selfishness
Saul (became Apostle Paul)---Acts 9:1-9---Greed, Arrogance, Pride and Ego.
Shepherds of Israel---Ezekiel 34:1-10---Greed, Rebellion, Arrogance, Pride, Ego and Selfishness.
What is the "cure" for G.R.A.P.E.S.?
Realizing that no one is righteous in this world---Romans 3:10.
Only one can become righteous in the eyes of the LORD God by contrite repentance toward Him.
The LORD's eyes are toward the righteous, but is against ones who practice evil---1 Peter 3:12.
Asking Him for forgiveness of all sins, known or unknown.
Not everyone who says LORD, LORD is going to be in the kingdom of heaven---Matthew 7:21-23.
So, it is vital that you come to the LORD in a humble heart, and keep His commandments---1 John
After repenting, asking forgiveness of all your sins, and you will become a new creation
in Christ Jesus. The LORD God by His Holy Spirit will transform you into what He desires for His purpose and will in
Also, it is highly important you read the Holy Bible daily and do what it says because obeying
the LORD God will help you to stay on the straight and narrow road that leads to life.
Ask the the LORD God for His Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ to give you undertanding
and wisdom when reading the Word of God, Holy Bible. Also, ask the LORD God to help you to do and act on the
Word of God by His Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.
We cannot serve wo masters---Matthew 6:24.
Do not allow satan the devil to blind your mind---2 Corinthians 4:4.