Arthur went to be with the Lord on August 28th, 2014. Aged 102 years, he had a long and fruitful life serving the Lord and the Body of Christ.
He demonstrated by living in the Presence what it means to live one’s life to the Glory of God. His unique gift of showing up with a timely word from the Spirit of God edified and changed thousands of lives around the world.
He lived a transparent life, always seeking to remain anonymous, not seeking the recognition of man, and in doing so allowed the life of Jesus to manifest in and through him. Those of us who loved and lived with him miss him greatly.
God willing, this website, the Fellowship, ministry and conventions through Bron Wendon will continue, by God’s grace and mercy, to find expression in a many membered Body worldwide.
If we fail to recognise that Arthur was just a very ordinary man, expressing and manifesting an extraordinary God, his life and message to us personally will be in vain. His whole life was a prophetic signpost, pointing the way for this generation. His passing has heralded the beginning of a new day for us, the threshold generation, looking for the coming again of Jesus. This is Tabernacles, the day of fullness that Arthur so prophetically taught and declared would be the responsibility of the Body of Christ, personally and corporately, to carry the Presence of the Indwelling Christ as we fulfil our destiny on this planet.
With light comes responsibility and if we have received anything at all from God, by Arthur’s ministry, what are we going to do about it? Surely the time is now to take the baton and continue the race. Jesus said, “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone, but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit,” John 12:24.
Humility is key! Humility is the opposite of pride. The Love of God in 1 Corinthians 13, can only be lived out in our lives by humility, and true humility is the character of the Indwelling Christ.
NO EBB PROPHECY
Many have heard and spoken about the “No Ebb” prophecy. Arthur said it was the only prophecy that he could remember, word for word, in eighty eight years of ministry:
“It shall come as a breath, and the breath shall bring the wind, and the wind shall bring the rain….and there shall be floods and floods and floods, and torrents and torrents and torrents. Souls shall be saved like falling leaves from mighty oaks, swept by a hurricane. Arms and legs will come down from heaven…and there shall be no ebb.”
Contrary to what many people may believe, Arthur never presumed, or claimed, that he would be around to see the fulfilment of this prophecy, but he had expressed a hope that he would see it fulfilled.
We may not have the same unique gift God gave to Arthur, but we do have the same calling, to live our lives to the Glory of God.
To recognise that God has given gift and calling to every member of the Body of Christ, is to allow, and encourage, for the diversity of those gifts to manifest in each one of us, to the Glory of God. The spiritual gifts are given to edify the Body and to prepare us for the work of the ministry – Ephesians 4: 11 – 16 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, making increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”
However, the work of the ministry must allow and encourage every member of the Body that they truly have a part to play in a many membered Body being rightly related and submitted one to another, under the Head, our Lord Jesus.
Most of us appreciate the difference between spiritual gifts and natural, or practical gifts in people’s lives, but whether spiritual or natural, all are given of God, and we must learn that to enjoy the Shekinah Glory of His presence in our lives, all these gifts must be held to the Glory of God.
1 Corinthians 4:6-7 “……that you might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. For who makes you to differ from another? And what have you that you did not receive? Now if you did receive it, why do you glory, as if you had not received it?”
Finally, a favourite quote from Arthur, as we journey into this dispensation of Tabernacles and towards our divine destiny:
“Every somebody has to become a nobody and lose his identity in the Body because God will not give His Glory to anybody!”
God willing, this website, the Fellowship, ministry and conventions through Bron Wendon, will continue, by His grace and mercy, to find it’s expression in a many membered Body worldwide, according to the prayer of Jesus in John 17: 15-26:-
“I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil.
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Sanctify them through your truth, your word is truth.
As you have sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
That they all may be one, as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you have sent me.
And the glory which you gave me I have given them, that they may be one, even as we are one.
I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and has loved them, as you have loved me.
Father, I will that they also whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me, for you loved me before the foundation of the world.
O righteous Father, the world has not known you; but I have known you, and these have known that you have sent me.
And I have declared to them your name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
I only heard Arthur preach 1 time, I was a fairly new Christian at the time, over 25 years ago.I can still remember this older man slowly walking up to the pulpit. He stood there, it seemed like several minutes and then bellowed out. God is not in time, time is in God. He spoke of the body of Christ that we all needed to operate in our own function ” where the unction was”. And he shared his “screenplay” ending of the crucifixion of Jesus. End the screenplay with the cameras panning out to a widening scene with the devil wringing his hands laughing with delight at Jesus’s death. — the cameras still panning out further til our Heavenly Father is on scene, relaxed and rocking in a rocking chair with a smile, and He says “you may have just killed the Son of God, but He just redeemed the whole world!”
I never forgot the things he shared. 15 or so years ago I asked The Lord. Where is Arthur Burt Lord. I would love to hear him preach again. At the time I was receiving emails from the Elijah list. And very soon after that request. Arthur was mentioned in one of the articles. Since then I have checked the website from time to time hoping that he would be in my area. Northern nj. But it didn’t happen. I have ordered, read and shared his books. His ministry still touches my heart, affirms my beliefs and challenges my life — to live transparently. A word that The Lord himself had given me as a new babe in Christ – Ironically through a secular song that went like this, “Honesty is such a lovely word, everyone is so untrue. Honesty is hardly ever heard, but mostly what I need in you.” Arthur’s message and ministry resonated through my spirit. And my prayer is always that I may Glorify our Lord and Savior with this, ” my” ordinary life.
God bless you.