THE RETURN OF THE FIRST BEGOTTEN OF GOD IN THE FLESH
First Bible Lesson: Luke 2:11
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
Second Bible Lesson: Hebrews 1:6
"And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him."
Golden Text: Revelation 5:13
"And every creature which is in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever."
God's Promise Fulfilled
Brethren, what is read to you is the theme of our revelation this morning. After reading the three texts, you will come to the realization that all what God had spoken are manifested in that self same manner. The Christ you had speculated that He was killed and buried, has now come back and He is here among us. He has come to assume His reign with His Father in Glory. It is not implied that He had gone to any place, but that this is the time of His reign for it is said let the Kingdom of God come on this earth; and He has now assumed His reign on earth. God has never done anything as people think. He is not slack concerning His promise. He creates and places things in stages and in their proper order, and things occur at their scheduled time, and when it is not the time no matter what you do, since it is not at its scheduled time nothing will happen. What is left for us and the entire humanity to do is to practicalise this Gospel.
Praise And Glorify Him Who Sits On The Throne
It is erroneous for you to pray that God should give you power. What are you going to use it for? This is not the time for you to claim raising the dead or performing certain feat. What work have you done, what feat have you performed? What have you ever achieved since your arrival on earth? This is not the time for you to praise somebody for doing certain things. What has he done and what have you done? Do you think there are two Gods or do you think that Christ is divided? Do you think He has two promises to the world, or do you conceive that He has two Gospels for the world? There is one God and a single Christ. He is the truth, and His Words are true.
You have heard what has been read to you; and the emphasis that all creatures which are in heaven and on earth and the seas and all that are in them should all with one accord and one mind say blessing and honour, and glory, and power be unto Him who sits upon the throne and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Except The Lord Builds A House Those Who Build Do So In Vain
This is not the time for any person to ask God to give him money or children or power, for these are erroneous. Rather you should spend time thanking Him. A local adage says the tortoise was in a latrine pit for sixty days without any complaint, but when there was an intention to remove him from the pit, he shouted that he should be removed because the obnoxious smell was almost killing him. What did he do during the sixty days he was staying with the obnoxious odour?
When the Father's time was not yet fulfilled, what did you all do? You had indulged in the preparation of concoction. You had gone after strange gods, established strange gods and worships, and gave them various names, and did all you could. But what did you do to save yourself? Can you realise that except the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain that build it; and except the Lord keeps the city the watch man wakes but in vain? (Ps 127:1).
What Is Your Duty?
It is my duty, it is your duty, the duty of the trees in the forest, the animals in the field, the birds of the air, the fishes in water and all the creations of God to thank Him, all the days of our lives, saying: "let blessing and honour, and glory and power be unto Him who sits upon the Throne and unto the Lamb forever and ever." Mention has been made of those who dwell on earth; and are you not among those who dwell on earth? Right now, those who inhabit heaven have this as their duty to perform, those who live in water under the earth which you think are not existing, and water and all that in them is, also perform this assignment. Now what is your duty?
Do Not Resist The Will Of God
There is, however, no problem; whether you accept it or not this is the reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Do not forget one statement made by Our Lord Jesus Christ. He said at the fullness of time, those mine enemies who would not wish that I should reign over them, bring them forth and slay them before Me. (Luke 19:27). Do not allow these statements to be fulfilled in you or in them or in us. It is because this age is not the era of man, nor the era of the angels, nor the era of spirit, but the era of Jehovah God and His Christ. This is not the time to pray or to weep and wail and mourn or to lament, but it is the time to thank the Father, to show gratitude in the statement made that every day we should sing and dance and shout in glory of Him who reigns over us, and to glorify Him and magnify His Name.
The Flesh Avails Nothing; The Spirit Quickens (John 6:63)
Your grandfather traded and farmed. Of what use were these to him? Did he not die a pauper and as a wretched fellow on the road? Your grandmother did everything to amass wealth but she died a pauper. She died blind, lame, deaf and dumb, and toothless. If you have never been frightened by anything, will you not fear this spectacular thing? Have you seen how God has given the world a long rope to draw? He has given them the opportunity to do everything that lies within their power and now the world is pregnant with knowledge, intelligence, craftiness and all sorts of characteristics; and He has emerged unexpectedly. And now where is the world?
The Die Is Cast; The Cat Is Out Of The Bag
Every person has been in the height of his preparation against His coming. They have purchased guns and riffles. They have got staves. They have acquired certain diabolical power. They have procured certain charms for themselves, satisfied that when Our Lord Jesus would come, they would shoot at Him, torture Him and burn Him alive. But now the die is cast. The market is open. Let them buy. It is not uncommon to find the worldly people boasting that even our Lord Jesus Christ was killed. Are they not attempting an impossibility?
One With God Is A Majority
What is your opinion about such a person who when the Jews went to arrest asked them: "whom seek ye?" And they answered Jesus of Nazareth. Our Lord Jesus told them: "I am He." They went backwards and fell on the ground. (John 18:5-6) Do you think if He did not wish to surrender His life that somebody would have been able to arrest Him? He ably said, "I am He"; and those who went with guns and swords and staves to arrest Him fell on the ground.
What has prompted the worldly people to claim to be the monarch of all they survey is that, they boast that even the Christ was killed. They arrested John the Baptist, and killed him like a chicken by beheading him. They also arrested and killed Our Lord Jesus Christ and now they feel they are also coming to do the same thing they did to both John the Baptist and Our Lord Jesus Christ. Let them come and see things for themselves. Can you realise the stupidity of the world and the wisdom of God? They make a determined effort to kill any person who opens his mouth to make any statement, and they puff up and tickle their charms that they are effective. They will behead a man of God and thereafter pour libation, feeling they have succeeded. Which man of God did they not persecute and kill, beginning from Jeremiah. Remember how they were always at the heels of Elijah because they had the feeling that there was no God and that they alone own this world, heaven and the earth. That is what man has claimed.
Do Not Blaspheme The Holy Spirit
Remember also that after they had killed Our Lord Jesus Christ, they started a calculated and planned murder of the Apostles from Peter, beheading some, burning others at stake, spilling innocent blood all about; and because they succeeded in their atrocious acts, they concluded that God was not in existence. You are aware that even in your own village or community, the worldly people turn spiritual things into laughing stock. If you raise up anything spiritually, they will go all out to destroy it. What did Our Lord Jesus Christ say? He said whosoever blasphemes against the Son of man will be forgiven, but whosoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven in this generation and in the generation to come. (Matt 12:32).
The Kingdom Of God Will Be Taken From You And Given To A Nation That Bear Fruits (Matt 21:43)
He also told them a parable that there was a certain house holder who planted a vineyard and hedged it round about and dug a winepress in it, built a tower and let it out to husbandmen and then travelled out to a far country. At the harvest season, he sent his servants to inspect the vineyard and receive the fruits of it. As they arrived, the husbandmen took the servants and beat one, killed another and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, the second time more than the first, yet they were similarly maltreated. At last he sent unto them His son; satisfied that when they see Him they would reverence Him. But when the Son arrived, the husbandmen conspired and said: "this is the heir, let us kill Him that the inheritance may belong to us." They, therefore, caught Him, cast Him out of the vineyard and killed Him. He then asked them, when the Lord of the vineyard will come what will He do unto these wicked husbandmen? (Matt 21:33-40). They judged and condemned themselves by telling Our Lord Jesus Christ that He will destroy those wicked men and will let out His vineyard unto other husbandmen who shall render Him the fruits in their seasons. It was there and then that He said to them: Have you never read in the Scriptures, the stone which the builders reject, the same is become the head of the corner (Ps 118:22 /Acts 4:11), and then concluded "Therefore say I unto you, the Kingdom of God shall be taken from the children of the Kingdom and given to a nation which bears good fruits." (Matt 21:43). And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. (Matt 21:44).
The Kingdom Of God Is Not In Words But By Power (1 Cor 4:20)
To whom does this parable refer? I am declaring from high heaven, to the whole world that all those who commit sin should desist from committing any manner of sin, they should divest themselves, they should purge themselves of all the sins they have been committing, they should humble themselves and lie low because what is breezing in the world is beyond what you can comprehend. This is a spiritual warfare which is not fought with flesh and blood. You do not fight with your fist or with the words of your mouth but it is a spiritual warfare. And Paul, the Apostle, has said that the Kingdom of God is not in words but in power. (1 Cor 4:20). It does not require a rigmarole or speech: rather it requires practice. Do you think that the Kingdom of God consists in your noise making and frivolity? My duty and your duty is for us to thank the Father and His Christ. You should always sing His praises, dance and jump for joy. What else can you do? What can I do? Hitherto Satan had been toying with you and using you as he likes with his machinations.
God Appoints Man To Rule
When you argue that you cannot worship a man, whom did God appoint? Who was in His likeness (Heb 1:3-6) and who ruled heaven and earth? Was he not a man? Neither angel nor spirit can rule but man and God will always reign. Because He said, let us create man in our own image and likeness, (Gen 1:26) in His likeness did He create man, therefore only man is the likeness of God. And God said He should rule over His creations. He makes only one statement and He does not tell lies. And God covenanted that man should reign over fishes in water, birds in the air, animals in the field, trees in the forest and other creations of God. (Gen 1:28). Whatever name He gives is immaterial whether Jesus, or the Christ, or Adam or tree or God. But He said that man in His own likeness should rule over all His creations.
If We Are Gods, Then God Is Human
Who confronted Jacob at the dawn of the day and wrestled with him? Was he not a man? The two of them wrestled until he broke Jacob's ribs and asked him what his name was; and he said Jacob. But he told him: "from now on, you will not be called Jacob but Israel." (Gen 32:24-28). Was the person not God? But you erroneously argue that God is not human. But I want to tell you that God is not a tree. I am delivering this message to you that all your foolishness will be expelled from you, otherwise you will find yourself where you did not expect.
King Of Kings, Lord Of Lords, The Ruler Of The Universe
This is not the time to preach or engage in religions controversies or to pray, or to fast or bandy words with others and argue unnecessarily. This is the period which God has set aside for Him to rule with His Christ. He does not come to reign in Nigeria, or Africa, or Western World, or even the whole world alone, but He comes to rule and reign over the birds of the air, the fishes in water, the animals of the field, the trees in the bush, the creeping things, human-beings, water and land under water and all the things and their creations. Watch patiently and see what will happen to human-beings, the whites, the blacks, and the coloured people, the trees and animal. Keep quiet, but give thanks to God about this glory, and for preserving our life to witness this glory.
He has come to change man and fashion him into His glorious body (Phil 3:20-21): to take away your illness, to wipe away your tears of tribulation and to take away death and all other things which do not give glory to God, and to make everything anew. (Rev 21:4-5). It is not your duty. It is no person's duty. It is His duty for He created all, and all things reside with Him. He controls everything.
God Is His Own Interpreter
What prompts me in giving you this message is that you are in a very pitiful situation, you are still advising God that He would do one or the other thing for you. You behave like people who do not know themselves nor do you know where you are going to.
At this moment, thousands and millions of souls who are coming on the way, have already known about this Kingdom, and you will be astonished to see them laugh at you for you lack seriousness in doing His Work. When they come, they will be so humble, prostrating on the ground without any disturbance.
Brother Shall Not Teach A Brother To Know God (Heb 8:11)
A great many of you argue that you do not know Me. Is there any creature who has not known about this glory? Fishes and birds and animals, human beings both white and black have known this glory but they have seen it and have accepted it as it is not a hidden glory. It is only a matter of time. Do you think this glory belongs to Nigeria, or Africa, or Western world, this world alone? What about the other worlds of the seas, the world of trees and the world of birds, the world of the wind and of the angels and of the land under water; and what about the world of the sun and the moon and of the star constellations? Do not be surprised that as you lift up your hand the rain ceases and you make another movement of the hand the sun shines again.
Animals Are Your Brothers And Sisters
Do not be surprised that wherever you are, animals, lizards, cockroaches, and rats are found. They also come to listen to the word of God. Have you not known that animals have sent a letter to the Father reporting that you are still killing and eating them? Everywhere you find them they are listening to the Word of God, and they know this fact more than some of you. Reports about you have constantly been sent to the Father. If you kill a hen, she will report you to Me, if you kill a lizard he will also report you that their brothers are still killing them.
Now animals have peace. Birds and fishes have peace, and all are rejoicing. If you enter the forest you will see the leopard but it will not devour you, or the snake will not bite you. Every creature is now listening to its spirit. They know they have been liberated, and they have gained their freedom; and so human beings have no more dominion over them to kill them.
Be Kind To Animals
Do not doubt seeing animals wherever you go to. As soon as you settle in a place, the lizard will begin to visit. Do not drive them away, for they are coming to receive the Word of God and to glorify God in your house being a part of this glory. So brethren, do not be the odd man out because this is the fullness of time. Do not preach to any person. What are you going to preach? Who will listen to your preaching, and who will preach for whom?
When you talk about vision, it is irrelevant in this Kingdom. Vision is a very infinitesimal part of this Kingdom; like a candle in a broad day light. Can you ever stand before Our Lord Jesus Christ with vision? That will be the height of insult. You sometimes boast that you have power, and that you are doing the Father's work. Can you ever stand before Him and boldly say you have power? There is only one person who has liberated the whole world and has glorified the Father.
The Power Of God Is Irresistible
That same Jesus whom you confessed you killed, and you boast that you killed the Lord of life; the same has come to reign in the world. Go and tell all those who boast that even Our Lord Jesus Christ was killed, that He has come to rule the world with an iron rod, both in heaven and on earth. They should now be aware that Our Lord Jesus Christ has assumed His reign. Who can ever destroy the power of God? Who can kill God Himself? Our Lord Jesus Christ said "No man takes My life from Me, but I lay it down of Myself, I have power to lay it down and I have power to take it again. (John 10:17-18). I lay down My life that I might take it again. And so brethren, the only thing we have to do now is to give thanks to the Father with joy. This is not the time for you to cry, or to mourn or to be sad and sorrowful, or to lament. This is not the time to indulge in the preparations of concoction, indeed you should not commit any act of sin because the One who was prophesied about has now come to assume His reign as this is the time of judgement. He does not wish to see any dot of sin, but has come to change you and not you only but also human beings, and other creations of God; and has fashioned them in His own likeness. Forget about going to invite people unto the Father. Forget about what you will do to reform yourself, for He calls and He changes. He creates everything and arranges them in stages in their ship-shape order. Do not offer any advice to Him and do not advise yourself. Brethren, I do not wish to overload you further, the first lesson will now be read. Listen attentively.
First Bible Lesson: Luke 2:11
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord."
Brethren, hear what is read unto you. He said this generation will not pass away until everything stands consummated. This is the end of this generation and the era of His reign.
There Is No Variableness In The Christ
He has assumed His reign over the heavens and earth and over all the creations of God. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Heb 13:8). Who else could open that Book and read the contents therein except Him who was written about, the one who was crucified and whom God had caused to resurrect. He is the only One who can open and read the Book. (Rev 5:9). Who else is righteous, who can obtain the glory, apart from Our Lord Jesus Christ?
Who else sits on the right Hand of God the Father judging the twelve tribes of Israel, except Our Lord Jesus Christ? Who else was in existence before the foundations of the world were laid, except Our Lord Jesus Christ? Who was the Lord of lords when the world was without form? He is Our Lord Jesus Christ. Who was the witness, when God said let us create man in our Own Image and likeness who was the "us"? It refers to the doctrine of trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. At the creation of man, Our Lord Jesus Christ was the witness to the Son. It is erroneous for a group of people to style themselves "Jehovah witness." Do they witness for God? How can you describe the person you have never seen? How will you lead somebody to a town you have never been before?
Angels Are Ministering Spirits
Have you ever heard of someone else or an angel whom God says "this is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased?" (Matt 3:17). No matter what the world does, the reign is for Jehovah God and His Christ. You will see what will happen now that God has descended into the world, keep calm do not tell lies, do not steal and fornicate, do not be angry, do not hate any person for He has saved you from death, from sickness, from tribulation, from affliction. Therefore do not be pompous but sing and praise His Name, glorify, sanctify and magnify Him. Sing praises. Give Him honour, glory, and dominion. Rejoice in Him. Sing and dance and pay gratitude to Him.
It Spells Doom On Whoever Impersonates The Christ
The irony of fate is that, He has always been here with us but you are preaching about Him, I am also preaching, we pray and sing and fast that He should come back. Where did He go to? The fact is that if the time set for a particular thing to happen has not come, such an event cannot take place. I want you to watch and see what will happen in the world.
It is very common to find people arrogating to themselves the name and position of Our Lord Jesus Christ. They claim to have power as the Christ. But the next day they collapse and die, or their eyes plucked off, their legs broken and arms amputated. Some others claim, they are more powerful than Our Lord Jesus Christ but now they complain that Satan has plucked out their eyes and broken their legs. As powerful as they are, can the devil blind them?
Our Lord Jesus Christ Has Dominion Over The World
Who is He who overcomes death and Hades except Our Lord Jesus Christ! Who is the One, who was tempted by Satan for forty days and forty nights? Was He not Our Lord Jesus Christ? Now if a girl who is attractive, with smart and see-through dress passes through the lawn, the men folk will strain their necks like giraffes and will even try to pursue the girl. You will no longer listen to the Gospel. Now as you are sitting here, if some one comes to hint you that there is business he wants you to participate in and will bring a lot of profit, you will be so excited that you will not listen to the Gospel but will leave the Hall at once to pursue the business in order (as you claim) that you may use the proceeds to build a house for God. That is your craftiness.
You Will Worship God And Him Alone Shall You Serve
Have you remembered what Our Lord Jesus Christ said to Satan, when he had shown Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them and told Him: "all these things will I give to you if you would fall down and worship me." (Matt 4:9-10). Did Our Lord Jesus Christ fall down to worship him? He did not. Who is he that overcomes the world? He is a person who places less premium on money, children, wife, husband or position. He had no regards for these things, but kicks them off. Now you are paying huge sums of money to be installed as a chief. You indulged in the preparation of concoction in order that you may fulfill your obligations. You have committed murder for the sake of being made a chief. God Works in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. But remember that when people wanted to make him a king, He knew their heart desires and so escaped (John 6:15). Now you have violated one of the cardinal laws of the church.
Nothing Is New On Earth But There Is Time For Everything
From the beginning of the world, the world had been as you see it today. You are always deceived into believing that the aeroplane, the submarine are recent inventions. This is inaccurate, because these things have been existing at all times. This is the evolution of the world, as years pass by God is gradually working out the development. The years continue to unfold themselves. In various stages of life something can be done. From time to time, people have been changing their fashion of dress. Many a times, women wear short gowns and at other times, they will wear long flowing gowns. When you read the book of Ecclesiastes you will realise that there is nothing which is comparatively new and that there is time for everything. (Eccles 3:1). Nothing is old and nothing is new. Glories appear one after another. Take Brotherhood for example, if you were told that in this generation there would be some people who fight against the truth, even the truth we have been looking for, you would not believe. You always blame the Jews, the Pharisees, the Scribes, the Zealots, the Herodians and other sects of the Jews that if it were today Our Lord Jesus Christ would not have been treated as He was treated, that nobody would have betrayed Him, that nobody would have lived to see Him being tormented. Are people today not doing worse things and they want you to suffer under them. Is that not a second but bloody fool?
You, Being A Man, Make Yourself God
All those in whom He had healed their infirmities, when He declared, "I and My Father are One", (John 10:30) they carried their staves, matchets, guns to fight against Him; and He asked them, "many good works have I shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?" He then pointed to each and every one of them. To one he said you were sick, I healed you. To another he said, you were dead and I raised you up; and to another you were a leper and I cleansed you. Is it because of these good works that you want to kill Me? They answered:" for a good work we stone you not, but for blasphemy and because you being a man, make yourself God." (John 10:32-33). He said: "the time will come when people will kill you, thinking that they are doing the work of God. They do this because they neither know the Father nor the Son."
If You Believe Him Not, What About His Work (John 10:38)
Is the same thing not happening today? The people say that O. O. Obu is the real servant of God. He does the Work of God without comparison, but that we say He is God is not acceptable to them, as that is human worship. They cannot afford to worship man. And Brethren, I ask, what is the difference? Hear what they say, for preaching He is second to none, for power, He is the most powerful person; for love, He alone shows the expression of love. They continue to count the numerous virtues; and they have concluded that He is without comparison; but the snag in the whole affair is that we refer to Him as God and that is unacceptable to them.
Since this has been the grounds of your argument, I want you to bring another man who is God or bring up somebody you feel is the Son of God. If you do not believe in Him as you argue, what about the Work He has done? Instead of your accepting the work, you attribute it to apparition, to mermaid, to juju, to concoction and other diabolical means. If this again is your ground of argument, what about the necromancers, the witches the priests of mermaid, the jujumen of this world; where are they to challenge this power? Notice how pitiful man can be. He has chosen to remain in the same position as the people of old. But the world is now at its wits end, and so the people have conspired to do something.
For I Say Unto You, You Are Gods (Ps 82:6 / John 10:34)
They feel the only thing for them to do is to kill Him, and destroy his followers, as they killed Our Lord Jesus Christ and His disciples. Brethren, that is where the complication arises. It has become a yoke around their necks. They have conspired to do something even as Caiaphas, the High Priest had said: "You know nothing at all, nor consider it expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish." (John 11:49-50) They, therefore, resolved that he should be killed and after that all His disciples will scatter. That was the way they conspired to kill Our Lord Jesus Christ. The people of this generation think that they could use that same method in this New Kingdom. The position is that they have tried as much as they can but all efforts have proved abortive. They have now concluded that He is not God and will not hesitate to tell people to go away because what members were doing did not pertain to God. It is their thinking that He is not God and that there is something beneath and if you ask them to tell you what is beneath, they will not be able to tell you.
All Creations Of God Should Live In Reciprocity
One thing you should know is that trees are your brethren. Water, rain, wind, thunder, concoction, mermaid, juju, animals and snakes are your brethren. Which of these will they send to harm you? All are your brethren, and so none will take orders to harm any of you, being your brothers and sisters. For their unsuccessful attempt, they conclude that the goings on are not things of God. People have already said if they are allowed to remain, others will not find it comfortable to live and so they drive you away, that what you do are satanic and luciferous. But it is a great pity. The world has reached its wits end.
If God Is With You, Who Can Fight Against You (Rom 8:31)
What has the world not attempted with you? But they soon discover that the sword is your brother; the matchet, the gun, the staves, all fighting implements, are your brethren which cannot afford to harm you. Also fire is your brother, thunder is your brother. The world has nothing to console them. Every new day finds the number increasing. Every day reveals members multiplying in geometrical progression. In the same vein the explosive population reveals beauty and handsomeness, reveals wealth and prosperity, reveals honour, power and grace and peace and so the world is so tongue-tied that it has always to conclude that there is something under. And what is under? Till today the world had no name for it. They also argue that there is absolute power in Brotherhood but that the power does not come from God. They also confess there is love, truth, humility, patience, and meekness; but that it is not a church denomination.
Give A Dog A Bad Name In Order To Hang It
As people of old lied against Our Lord Jesus Christ, to give a dog bad name in order to kill it, with a view to killing him, they told the same lies against Peter, John, James and Stephen. They feel they can again use the same methods in the New Kingdom of God but they have failed colossally. So brethren, notice that the world is attempting an impossibility. The language has outwitted the mouth. This is the fullness of time which has already been streamlined that whether the world likes it or not the people must worship God. It is not My Work, neither is it your duty, but keep silent and remain calm, humble yourself, sing and praise Him, glorifying, magnifying His Name for you do not know what is happening. It sounds strange and the words fall on strange ears if you tell them that the Leader can be found simultaneously at Lagos, Port Harcourt, India, London, New York, Paris. The people you are talking to will ask you, do you not think that He is a wizard? They feel it is killing and so say it is not a thing of God. It has been said that they shall not teach every man his neighbour and every man his brother to know God. (Heb 8:11). Sit where you are in humility and glorify God for His reign. You have not yet witnessed joy, or peace, or glory. They are breezing in steadily. Do not bother yourself any longer. Until your ailment is cured, you will not know it. Till your problems and difficulties are solved I will not know and you will not know also. The second lesson will now be read so that you know what is going on and what is happening.
Second Bible Lesson: Hebrews 1:6
"And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him."
Brethren, to whom does that statement refer? Are you the first begotten of God or is he the first begotten of God or are they the first begotten of God? Would you say the angel is or Lucifer, or tree? Is Our Lord Jesus Christ not the first begotten of God? Has He any deputy? Do you think that He has any likeness of His kind? Is He not the same person spoken of by the angel in our first lesson. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour which is Christ Our Lord." Again, it is said of Him when He will bring in the first begotten into the world He will command that all the angels of God worship Him. Only one angel of God, Michael, caught Lucifer and cast him into a bottomless pit. Only one angel! I do not even refer to Gabriel. Till today Lucifer is in a door-less hell. After this ponder over the situation for all the host of angels to worship a single individual. It is indeed spectacular. Have you seen the reason why people conclude that this is not a thing of God?
To Plot Against The Holy Spirit Is To Kick Against The Stone
David came and people struggled as much as they could with Him. Moses came and the people conspired. Our Lord Jesus Christ came and they plotted, conspired, ambushed. But now the world is disarmed, flummoxed, disillusioned and outwitted. When you get back home, read that passage again, and ponder over the statement when He brings back the first begotten into the world He said: "and let all the angels of God worship Him;" whether He will send in the dream or in the spirit. Has the first begotten come in the spirit? Is He not human? Is His Name mentioned? Pray for yourself when you say you cannot worship a man. Is He referred to as the Messiah? Is He called Jesus? Is He called Saviour? Is He referred to as Emmanuel or as the Lamb? What is He called? He says, (you can notice the formula used), when God will bring back His first begotten into the world, He says, let all the angels worship Him. Do not forget that Our Lord Jesus Christ had made a statement. When He was arrested, and when Peter took out his sword and cut off the ear of the servant of the high priest, Our Lord Jesus Christ told him to put his sword into its place; whether he did not know that if it were a matter of warfare, he could presently pray to the Father to send twelve legions of angels to fight. (Matt 26:53). Human beings are not as numerous as the angels.
Our Lord Jesus Christ Is The King Of Angels
The only person to whom God revealed angels was Enoch. When he was taken up in his translation, he saw the host of angels and was astonished. They are as numerous every where in the world. If you were to see them as they operate, you would indeed agree that their population has run riot. The human population is comparatively very scanty when taken in relation to the angelic population. As innumerable as angels are, but think of one person to command all angels in heaven and on earth. What sort of man is He?
God's Agents Are Angels
Who are the angels? All flies, fire, water, fishes in water, birds in the air, animals in the bush, all creeping animals, all are angels. In like manner the sun, the moon, the stars, thunder, lightning are all angels, all death and Hades are angels. But it is said, let all angels of God worship Him, the one person. What sort of man is He? I would love to know that man.
What Is Man That You Visit, And Made Him A Little Lower Than Angels?
Would you say, that sort of man develops himself by fasting or by prayer, which should induce all the angels of God to worship him? How can you develop yourself that an angel will not thrust his finger into your eyes and push you down. For one in a certain place testified saying: "What is man that thou art mindful of him or the son of man that thou visited him?" (Ps 8:4). What is man that God should decree that all angels should worship Him (Heb 1:6) and that all things should submit unto Him. The land is an angel. What is man that all the angels, should worship and submit to Him? What sort of man should He be? When you go back home, ponder over this sort of man.
Do you believe that any angel can go near such a wonderful man? Can any angel walk across where he is? What I am explaining to you is not understood by you because no single angel can dream of going near where He remains. They remain very far away, for they have their own assignments and they are quite aware and alive to their duties. Never you think that God is as stupid as we are.
Angels Are At His Beck And Call
When he was sent in the last advent, he was taken away and the angels saw when He was whisked away. They did not do anything to defend him because they did not obey him then. But now a new order has taken place. It is said let all the angels of God worship him. (Heb 1:6). Now all angels are at the alert. No person gives the order, but the angels are performing their duties and that is why I warn you that the angels are now undertaking a police action.
When you read the Revelation of John the Divine, you will discover that the vineyard is now over-ripe and overdue for harvesting. An order should be given for the world to be finished with. With the exception of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Father dwelling in our midst, the whole world would have been wiped out within two seconds, and no person's horse would be gored and no person would ask any question about the action taken by God.
One Angel Destroyed Sodom And Gomorrah
How long did it take one angel to destroy the two cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? He took only one second to completely annihilate the entire population. I want all of us to reason together. Stop for a moment and ponder over that sort of man or tree whom God said when he will bring back the first begotten into the world He will say let all the angels of God worship Him. No person asks any question. No person lifts up His face in fastidiousness. No suggestion is required; rather implicit obedience is demanded of all.
At what particular point in time did God say to any angel: "thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee?" (Heb 1:5). Gabriel is an angel, not a child of God, but a messenger. Michael and all other angels are messengers and not children of God. The lesson says that all angels will be ordered to worship the first begotten of the Father. This shows that all angels take orders from him, without any questions or arguments or excuse. Implicit obedience is demanded of all angels.
Who expelled Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden and placed cherubim and seraphim at the gate to prevent them from going into the garden to eat the fruits of the tree of life? It was an angel. It was an angel of God who expelled Adam and Eve, both human beings. But today a standing order has been given that all angels, should bow down and worship "Him". Why do you continue to doubt and fear? What is the reason of your fear?
Do Not Tempt The Lord Your God
If you believe that Our Lord Jesus Christ is here and that the Father is also here, and it has been written that all things belong to God, and that all angels must worship Him, what are your problems now? Tell Me your difficulties. When the king of Assyria sent letters to king Hezekiah declaring war with the Israelites, that his soldiers were going to destroy their cities and the inhabitants, Hezekiah received the letters and went up into the house of the Lord and spread the letters before the Lord. He then prayed to God to bow down His ears and open His eyes to see and hear the words of Senacherib, king of Assyria, which had sent him to reproach the living God. He has destroyed the nations and their lands, "Now, O Lord Our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand that all kingdoms of the earth will know that thou art the Lord God even thou only." It came to pass that night that only one angel of the Lord was sent out, and he went and smote in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred four score and five thousand, and when they arose in the morning behold they were all dead corpses. (2 Kings 18-19)
Have you not heard that only one angel went out of heaven and took hold of Lucifer and bound and cast him into the bottomless pit and set him up and set a seal upon him. See Revelation 20:1-3. Have you not heard that he who sits upon the throne has cast death and Hades into fire and also the seas. What do you think about such a fellow?
It is the flesh that is worrying you. If the flesh were to see his way through, it would have caused a lot of confusion. But do not doubt again, the prevailing conditions in the Kingdom are beyond any doubts because all your problems have been solved, the problems of your family have been solved. All the inhabitants of the world are saved except the child of perdition.
The Lord Is The King Who Then Shall Reign
Jehovah God and His Christ has assumed His reign. No person whether black or white lives to himself. But He reigns over you, over trees, birds, fishes, animals and over all the creatures of God; the only monarch of all He surveys. Everything is running smoothly according to His Will, and there is nothing zigzag about His arrangement. It is what should happen to you but the worldly people are not aware. However those who know are also there, and the Father is bringing such sheep in. You will be surprised that those who are outside, who are already prepared to come in are innumerable. The whole world has been captured, and the children of God are found everywhere throughout the world. Already in Nigeria there are twenty-eight Pentecostal Assembly Centers, and yet the number is far from being sufficient.
Do Not Be Arrogant But Thank God
I have to tell you in confidence that no person should be pompous and arrogant, but should thank the Father that God has spared your life to share in this glory of God. It is not your father or the Leader or any person who has done this job. Do not praise any person or yourself. Do not disturb yourself. Keep calm, and do not ask for anything but remain in the fear of God and comfort yourself. Remember the last prayer of Our Lord Jesus Christ (John 17:4-5) when He said: "I have glorified thee on earth, having finished the Work which thou gave me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was." Can you realize the glory of God? It is said when he brings back the first begotten of God into the world, He will say: "let all the angels of God worship Him." If all the angels will worship Him, be it as it were, what will the first begotten do Himself? Whom will He worship? If it was appointed that all angels should bow down to worship man, if all minister unto man, for what reason does the first begotten need to move out? It is the angels who have to minister to people, they know their arrangements and He has to sit on the glory of His Father.
Do Not Be Forgetful In Entertaining Strangers
Right now angels are in your homes. If you speak evil they hear. If you do evil they know. If you do anything they see you. They are in your house, in water, in the air, and in all parts of the world. Has He not given us advice when He said: "let brotherly love continue?" Be not forgetful in entertaining strangers for by so doing many have entertained angels unawares. (Heb 13:2) Celebrate the feast everywhere. Fruits should not be lacking in your house, in your offices, in your cars, and everywhere. Now people do not eat alone. All eat with angels. Let us have our golden text.
Golden Text: Revelation 5:13
"And every creature which is in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever."
Brethren, have you heard what is read to you? Why do you not possess such a thankful heart? Why are you not aware that He has conquered, and that you have been conquered also? It has been written that as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Rom 5:19). God does not save you by your own self but through Our Lord Jesus Christ. It was for His sake alone that people were saved, because He was the only person who opened the Book and read the contents of it. As long as He has the ability to open the Book of Life , and read the contents of the Book because He was slain, and so the voice bellowed, that all creatures in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, saying: "let blessing, and honour, and glory, and power be unto Him who sits upon the Throne and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. Amen."
Who Shall I Send, Who Will Go For Me?
Remember that God had said in Isaiah, "whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" (Isaiah 6:8). But both the heaven and the earth were quite silent. All the angels, the Cherubim and Seraphim were quiet. It was only Our Lord Jesus Christ who indicated His willingness to go; and so He accepted to offer Himself as a Supreme Sacrifice for the redemption and salvation of the world. He was the person who said, "I, Here am I, send Me." After that declaration by Our Lord Jesus Christ, another aspect of the heavenly situation is revealed in Revelation Chapter Five where John the Divine said he saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "who is worthy to open the Book, that small Book, and to loose the seals and contents?" The heavens were again quiet, and no man in heaven nor in the earth, neither under the earth was able to open the Book, neither to look thereon. And John the Divine said he wept because no man was found worthy to open and to read the Book, neither to look thereon.
Only The Lion Of The Tribe Of Judah Could Open The Book
And one of the elders consoled him saying: "weep not, behold the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the root of David has prevailed to open the Book, and to loose the seven seals thereof and to read the contents. Of a truth the Lion emerged, and opened the Book removing the seals (Rev 5:5) and read the contents. That explains why it was declared that every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea and all that are in them join their voices saying: "let blessing, and honour, and glory and power be unto Him that sits upon the Throne and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." If He did not prevail to open the Book and read the content, the world would have perished.
The Small Book Symbolizes The Bible
He has imparted His Teachings, doctrines and lessons from Genesis to Revelation of John the Divine, but is there any person who is able to practice the lessons? The little Book is the Bible we read everyday. See the whites with their high education and wisdom? Who among them can practice the Word of God? Mention one of them. No person is able to practice the contents of the Bible. And if the whites cannot practice, will the Blacks do it? Can a black man with a black heart and black vision practice the contents of the Bible? Our Lord Jesus Christ says: "I am the Way, the Life and the Truth; and no person comes to the Father except by Me. (John 14:6). Your joy is not full. You are very insolent when you claim to have done anything. From where have you derived the power? Who has given you the ability? Can you open the Book and read the contents of it?
That small Book which Daniel was ordered to close ("But thou O, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the Book even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased," (Dan 12:4) could not be opened, and it is only at this fullness of time that the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, has prevailed to open the Book. Mention any one in the world who has practiced one of the Teachings in the Book? There is none. He has said every time, "love your enemies, pray fervently for them. If somebody slaps you on one cheek, turn to him the other. Do not resist an evil doer." (Matt 5:44). Love one another (John 13:34) as you love yourself; and many others. Mention one person who has practiced these lessons. Think that it is so simple to practicalize the Word of God?
Olumba Olumba Obu, The Lion Of Judah
You will take note that I am neither Adam, nor Abraham, nor Moses, nor Elijah, nor John the Baptist, nor Jesus, nor Peter, nor John, nor Paul. BUT I AM THAT I AM. HAVE I NOT PRACTICED THE WORD OF GOD? I have opened the Book. I have closed and reopened it. I have emptied it and turned it upside down. I have revealed the contents. I have practiced and I have taught you. What then remains?
Every person has testified that the Leader preaches the real Word of God, practices the Word, and that He is a real man of God. YES, THAT IS MY QUALIFICATION. But search throughout the world and mention any person who can open and read and practice the content of the little Book.
Adam came to the world, married a wife but because of fornication both of them fell out of the grace of God. Both John the Baptist and Our Lord Jesus Christ came and had no wives, and yet could not practice the Word of God. BUT I COME WITH BROTHERS, SISTERS AND EVERY OTHER THING, BUT I AM ABLE TO PRACTICE THE WORD TO THE SATISFACTION OF EVERYBODY. Somebody going to remain at a place for a short time goes with only a briefcase. But a person who goes to live in a place as his final home must go there bag and baggage.
He Who Believes In Me Shall Do Greater Works (John 14:12)
Our Lord Jesus Christ had only 12 disciples, but consider our present situation where there are disciples in all States of the Federation and in India, Britain, America, Ghana, Liberia, Cameroon, and many other places. What do you think about that sort of man? Is there any act of sin you have not committed, and has any person reprimanded you? Do you have any problems since your sojourn in this Kingdom? If you carry any of the equipment away, no person will prevent you from carrying it away. You will be encouraged to take it and the next. It will be replaced by many similar property. When you find yourself in such a situation, will you not be weak and discouraged?
Lazarus died and Our Lord Jesus Christ wept. If you compare the situation with what happens in this Kingdom, would you say that my eyes would ever be dry of tears as a result of the number of people who die from day to day?
When He preached to people, those who did not repent He cursed and pronounced woe on them. (Matt 11:21). Today the Word of God is preached to the people that they should refrain from sin. But you stay before Me and steal, and quarrel, and fight. Have you ever been suspended or punished? He took a whip in the temple and walloped those who bought and sold and changed in the temple. Of course, He was correct to have done that because He was the Son of God, and God Himself, and so He made no mistake. There is no mistake with God. I am only pointing out to you the Teaching He Himself has set out.
I Preach And Practice The Word Of God
Go and take your Bible and open from Genesis to Revelation. You will discover that I have overworked myself. I have bisected the contents of the Bible. I have turned it upside down, and I have practiced all the Words nominate in the Bible. I am not the Christ. I am not God, nor am I John , nor the Prophet, nor an Elder, nor any other thing. I am neither a man nor an apparition. But one thing I know is that I have preached the Word of God, and I have imparted this Gospel of God to the entire World. If there is any person in this world or in another world who says he can practice the Word of God let him come out and show himself. If there is any person, whether an angel or spirit or an apparition bring him to Me. Have I ever suspended any member, or have I ever cursed any person? Have I ever expelled you? Whatever has happened, I only embrace you, no matter what you commit; because the Word of God directs that I should embrace such a person since I am enjoined not to resist an evildoer. What about you? Have you not been resisting the evildoer? If you feel it is that simple, demonstrate it to the notice of people. A great many of you have remained here for more than twenty (20) years, and you have been advised to refrain from theft, fornication, exasperation, falsehood. But you have not refrained from these, or forsaken sin and not to begrudge any person. Have you been able to refrain from sin in order to practice the Word of God?
Boast Not In Carnal Things
I do not boast in money. I have no money. I have nothing; but I boast in practicing the Word of God. I would like to tell you categorically that I have opened that little Book. I have read the contents, I have practised the Words, and I have taught others to practice them, and I have revealed every secret thing to you. That is what was written about Me, and that is the purpose for which I came. The Bible says: "sell all you have, and distribute the money to the poor;" (Matt 19:21) and you think that the statement was a parable. Who tells you it was a parable? It is no parable. It is nothing but the truth. You should go and sell all that you have. There is no joke about this. Refrain from theft, falsehood, fornication, quarrelling, and other acts of sin. Forsake all your ways of life, your behaviours and idiosyncrasies. Forsake your house, clothes, motor cars, wife, husband, children and indeed your life. Otherwise you are not worthy of this Kingdom. Again, it is said, if any man come to Me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife and children, and brethren and sister; yea, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. (Luke 14:26). The golden text should be a source of happiness and joy to you. You should rejoice; indeed all the elements do rejoice. Heaven is rejoicing and earth is rejoicing except man. It is a truism that man should rejoice because the little Book has been opened and read, and the contents practiced, and the same imparted to you. The implication is that all of you are saved. I do not mince Word that you will be saved, but that you are saved, except there is a child of perdition in your midst.
With The Reading Of The Book You Are Saved
God did not covenant that He will through two persons save the world. But He said He would through one person save the world. (Rom 5:19). As long as somebody has opened and read the small Book, if you believe in the fellow who can read the Book, then you are saved. You become free, whether or not you put the Word of God into practice. Since someone has successfully opened and read the Book, you are entirely free. There is no other Book from where you can read and get salvation. You have however remained here for 20 to 40 years, and yet cannot practice the Gospel, but you are free, since the small Book has been opened and read.
I am not the person reading but the Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ. But you do not see Him. He opens, removes the seals, reads the contents and practices them. But you do not see Him. We should glorify the Father and magnify His Name. We should no longer ask questions. Do not be sad and sorrowful. Do not doubt God who has revealed Himself to you and the entire world.
Out Of The Fullness Of The Heart The Mouth Speaks (Matt 12:34)
Many of you stand before people and declare that the Father is the Lord Jesus Christ incarnate. When you do this, has any person disturbed you? You have stood before people in the street and market place and declared that the Father is the Almighty God. No person asks any questions. Have you remembered that Our Lord Jesus Christ only declared that He was the Son of God, and the people killed Him? But today you declare that the Leader is Our Lord Jesus Christ, or He is God. No person asks any question. None raises an eyebrow. Another person will rise up and declare Him as the Almighty God who made heaven and earth. But no person will bandy words with him. Now there are three which bear witness in heaven. They are the Father, the Word, and the Spirit. All three agree. (1 John 5:7).
He Has A Name No One Else Knows (Rev 19:12)
Now if you ever say that the Leader is Jesus Christ, those who look at you will register a dirty slap on your cheek, and would tell you that He is the Almighty God, and Our Lord Jesus Christ is only His Son. Here also we have another school of thought which claims Him as Christ incarnate. He has come back; and they are very firm in what they believe. Others here also claim that He is not the Christ but the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, which Our Lord Jesus Christ promised He would send. Those who hold this belief are very strong, that no matter how strong the wind, the stone will not be moved; come rain, come sunshine.
Who is the Father? Is He not the Son? And who is the Holy Spirit? Is He not the Son? Then what is your argument? This equation will actually prove the point. 0+0+0=0; 0-0-0=0. Why do you bother yourself unnecessarily? Some refer to Him as a wonderful man. What is the meaning of your argument? The answer is still the nought.
To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice (1 Sam 15:22)
"Moses truly said unto the fathers, a prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me, Him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever He shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass that every soul which will not hear that prophet shall be destroyed from amongst the people." (Acts 3:22-23). If therefore you argue that he is a prophet, it is still the same thing. It is the same "O". If you call Him a wonderful man it still serves the nought. If you call Him a man of God, it is still the same nought. Call Him Bishop or Pastor or Apostle, it is still the same. What you will go away with is that we all should rejoice because in God all of us are saved and redeemed. Do not be sad and sorrowful that you are alone without relations; or that you are lost or that the country is not auguring well. Since the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit have come down to this Earth at this end of time, the whole world is saved. The only proviso is that you should not indulge in any act of sin. If you have been a thief, a liar, a murderer, a whoremonger, abstain yourself from the vices because the owner of the vineyard has come. (Eph 4:28). He dwells in our bodies. We have a guide always. Wherever He sends you do not disobey. Wherever He takes you to, follow and do not doubt because, being His instrument, He can take us to any place. The world will be bamboozled for what He will do with the world. Do not ask for anything, but glorify Him. Give Him thanks in all things. This is the time for all creation (everything) to thank Him, glorify Him and serve Him.
Brethren, I do not intend to be tedious unto you. One stroke of the cane is sufficient for the wise. Those who have ears let them hear. May God bless His Words. Amen.
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