"Walk in peace"

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Thierry Bwuzure
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"Walk in peace"

Post by Thierry Bwuzure »

Greetings everyone,

Here is a mail I send to Victor and the elders to let them know how I am doing.
He told me I could post it on the forum.

To: Victor, Ronnie, Harvest, Marilyn, Martin, James
Date: 7 February 2018 at 14:59

Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you know that I moved into a new apartment the last Sunday and to give you some news. I don't have all the time access to the internet, normally it would be fixed next week Lord willing. The place is nice, a bit smaller but good for me.

The Lord is showing me bad things I did to my last neighbors. I used to smoke cigarets and marijuana until September 2017. I was living on the ground floor, smoking outside (alone or with friends) on the terrace or even inside on many occasions. I could hear sometimes the neighbors on the first floor close their window with anger because of the smoke.

I knew it was disturbing for most neighbors but I didn't care that much.
It was really selfish. But The Lord is dealing with me big time.

When I signed the contract, the owner asked me if I smoke. I said to him, not anymore. He then told me that there is one lady that smoke living on the ground floor. That she's kind of sick and can't quit smoking apparently.

I didn't pay attention to this remark till I moved this Sunday.
When I opened the door, the first thing I saw was the lady with
a friend in her apartment. The door wide open smoking like they are in a bar.

At first, I was not aware of what I will come to face. I said to her that I am moving in. Now it's been three nights and the third day I am living here and the smell of the smoke is so disturbing. What a reward for my past sins!
I really reap what I sow, again.

I am so embarrassed, but I know I have to ask forgiveness to my past neighbors
for what I've done. Also, I prayed about it to God for guidance and forgiveness.

Something came to me when I was praying: ''Walk in peace.''
I guess that God wants me to stay in peace and deal with it according to this principle, by not engaging any conflict.

I contacted the owner of the apartments. It seems it's the first time he has to face this. Others people living there never complained in the past.
I am not sure if he's telling the truth but I think it's not important for now.

He understands the situation and gave me three alternatives:

1 - Talk to the lady and ask her to smoke outside (what I thought to do)
2- Ask her to put on the air extractor in the kitchen and open the windows when she smokes inside
3 - If she doesn’t agree and change behavior, the owner will fix something on the doors to avoid the smoke

So I am gonna have to face the lady and talk to her about this issue.
I know the Lord is in full control, even if I was getting quite unhappy and sad about this situation. The Lord is giving me an opportunity to repair the bad stuff I have made.

So, that's what I wanted to share with you here.
I still go on the forum when I have access to the internet, I could read the last replies on the topic “New podcast”. I would like to post a reply too when I have the opportunity, Lord willing.

I wanted all you to know that I am doing well even if I am not active on the internet for the moment. Hope to hear from you soon.
Let me know if I should post this update on the forum.

Blessed be the Ones that come in the Name of the Lord.


Thierry Bwuzure
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Re: "Walk in peace" Update

Post by Thierry Bwuzure »

Hi all,

Hope you’re doing good by the Grace of God.

I told you more than a month ago that there’s a neighbor living on the ground floor who smokes. I know why the smell is strong, it's because she opens her door to aerate her apartment. The owner and the real estate agent knows it. They both called her but she still does it. I still pray about it. Lord knows what this is all about. Better to be patient for the moment even if it's quite disturbing.

I know now that the owner and the real estate agency had the same problem with person who was living in the apartment before me. She stayed only two weeks. I sill have this bad habit of lying by omission. I think that's why I experience these circumstances.

Yesterday, when I was falling asleep I saw in my mind an image; A dark skin guy eating sour grapes (green grapes). I am not sure if it was me but that's the impression I had. I could only see the grapes, the mouth and the teeth of that person. I have searched in the Scriptures;

Jeremiah 31:29-30 (WEB)
(29) In those days they shall say no more,
The fathers have eaten sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge.
(30) But everyone shall die for his own iniquity:
every man who eats the sour grapes,
his teeth shall be set on edge.

Ezekiel 18:2-4 (WEB)
(2) What do you mean,
that you use this proverb concerning
the land of Israel, saying,
The fathers have eaten sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge?
(3) As I live, says the Lord Yahweh,
you shall not use this proverb any more in Israel.
(4) Behold, all souls are mine;
as the soul of the father,
so also the soul of the son is mine:
the soul who sins, he shall die.

There is also this one but I don't know if it applies here:

Isaiah 18:5 (NKJV)
"For before the harvest, when the bud is perfect
And the sour grape is ripening in the flower,
He will both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks
And take away and cut down the branches."

Yesterday evening, the neighbor living on the floor below called me to ask if
I cut him the access to the internet. I gave him my password a few weeks ago but I changed it because I saw the data used growing fast. I did not trust him. But I think I will give him the new password and say that he can connect when I am there, to keep the keyword for himself. He has friends coming to his place sometimes. I will be honest.

Maybe there's a link to the image I saw?

In the Theo-autobiography, Victor speaks about the "sour grapes syndrome":

PART TWO – Pentecost to Israel (cont.) - Page 11

Particle – No Vindictiveness, Only Vindication

The reader may notice that I occasionally mention the troubles that come on people who rejected or opposed us. Perhaps I do this from “sour grapes syndrome” (I hope not), but the fact remains that those who don’t obey the Lord, or receive Him in those who are His, inevitably suffer consequences. The Lord was clear on this principle:

“And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city” (Matthew 10:14-15 MKJV).

I report to you some of the consequences of which we were made aware and which we understood to be related to their general stance against us in the Lord. There will be many such instances, several quite tragic.

I take this occasion to confess that the poison of Zac Hawkins did strike a bit my faith. Even though I knew it was an attack from the enemy after I got confirmation from Brandon LaBerteaux.

After reading the paper "The Fruit of Maturity in Christ", I noticed I am not mature in the faith yet. My faith is proven by the Lord. Which is good, I believe.
http://www.thepathoftruth.com/teachings ... christ.htm

If the image (eating sour grapes) comes from the Lord, what can it possibly mean?

Thank you


Simon Hall

Re: "Walk in peace"

Post by Simon Hall »

Hi Thierry

I don't have anything to say on what you saw in regards to the sour grapes, but I do have something to say about letting people you don't know, have access to your internet.
I do not understand why you would let anyone you don't really know, have access to your internet. You said yourself that you don't trust the person.
You don't have any idea what that person is doing with your internet access. He could be doing all sorts of illegal things. He could be into hacking, he may be running internet scams, he may be downloading copyrighted material, and maybe even watching/downloading porn and/or child porn. The illegal and ungodly possibilities are endless.
Everything your neighbour does or did using your internet access will track back to you.

Unless you've heard directly from the Lord to give that person access to your internet, which I don't believe you have, then what you are doing there in that regards lacks any godly wisdom and understanding at all.
Even if you are thinking to now only give your neighbour access while you're with him, are you going to watch what he is doing every second. As you know, it's very easy to start a download and have it running in the background and not maximised on the screen.
It is possible that your neighbour maybe doing absolutely nothing illegal or ungodly at all, but do you know?

Bad things can befall us purely because of not having/using wisdom. We don't always have to be in blatant sin to receive consequences/corrections from our Father.


Isaiah Dillard
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Re: "Walk in peace"

Post by Isaiah Dillard »

Amen Simon. In agreement with the counsel given.

Thierry, may I ask why you are giving free internet access to your neighbor, you seem to barely know?

Thierry Bwuzure
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Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:18 am
Location: Brussels, Belgium

Re: "Walk in peace"

Post by Thierry Bwuzure »

Hi Simon,

Amen. I totally agree with what you said. You put words to what I was deeply thinking inside of me. By the Grace of God, I didn't give him the keyword. I wanted to meet him yesterday but didn't have the "chance". I didn't want to do it anymore anyway. Now I red your reply, I am released.

I still have rest of this "peace and love" nature in me. It was really not wise to think that I could share something with a stranger and an unbeliever as well.

Thank you for your response, it helped.

Thank you Lord

Thierry Bwuzure
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Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:18 am
Location: Brussels, Belgium

Re: "Walk in peace"

Post by Thierry Bwuzure »

Hi Isaiah,

One month and a half ago, this neighbor helped me. I forgot the keys to my apartment. He let me stay in his apartment the time somebody came to open the door. We had the opportunity to talk for a few hours. The same day he asked me to visit him in the evening, which I did. Maybe he wants us to be friends.

He is African. I think he is 50 years old. We had a good conversation but it's clear he's not a believer. Maybe I was too friendly with him (a weakness of mine). One or two weeks ago, he came to my door asking if I have an internet access. I thought it was inappropriate. But I gave him the password. After one week, I blocked him. Yesterday, when he called me, I felt guilty.

I have the tendency to be 'too nice'. May the Lord free me from this.

Thierry Bwuzure
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:18 am
Location: Brussels, Belgium

Re: "Walk in peace"

Post by Thierry Bwuzure »

Hi everyone, Good Sabbath.

Things have changed since the last reply. The real estate agent called me after I sent an email wherein I wrote with honesty, saying that I was not wanting to stay in the flat anymore if they didn't do something. The woman living on the ground floor quit smoking. This is one victory. I am thankful. She broke up with her companion. This is another victory. He was the one opening the door of the flat to aerate. And she is moving out in two months. All this happened beginning of June.

Now, there's is another issue; the neighbor living on the second floor smokes. He is respectful, but the smoke passes through his door. So, it is the same problem on a lower scale. I can still feel the effect when I wake up, during the day or in the evening. I took the decision to break the lease. I think this is really not good for my health. I prayed about it many times but still, I am not sure if it was the best thing to do. Maybe the Lord still wants me here.

The owner does not want to do any work to insulate my door. I already called the owner and sent an email to the real estate agent. They want to charge me for breaking the lease. I sent another email in response explaining it was a special situation. The owner and the real estate agent will discuss it. I'll have more news in one week.

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