WHAT IS NIGERIA'S IDEOLOGY?
First Bible Lesson: John 14:26
"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
Second Bible Lesson: Galatians 5:22-23
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
Golden Text: John 4:23
"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him."
Brethren, this gospel is delivered on the occasion of the celebration of the 26th Anniversary of Nigeria's Independence. It is meant to commemorate that celebration. This is a time when Nigerians should worship God in spirit, in truth, in love, in patience, in humility, in mercy, in goodness, in self control, and in meekness, because against these virtues there is no law. Heaven and earth will pass away, but the word of God will not pass away forever. (Matt 24:35/Mark 13:31).
With Independence, Nigerians Are Right To Worship God In Spirit And In Truth
When Nigerians were under the colonial rule, they were slaves to the foreign laws, they could neither express the love of God nor do anything as they loved, but now Our Lord Jesus Christ has liberated all Nigerians. What therefore, prevents us from following after the Spirit which is righteousness, love, mercy, truth, humility, meekness, joy, because all of us are Brotherhood.
Nigeria is a very important country loved by God. Africa is also loved by God. He loves the whole world as well, but Our Lord Jesus Christ begins to count his numerals from one. He elects people singly, in twos and threes, until he elects all.
The prophecy just read is directly referring to Nigeria and indeed, Africa. The prophecy says, "But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in truth; for the Father seeks such to worship Him. (John 4:23)
As that Samaritan woman has said, "Our Fathers worshipped on this mountain and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship." Our Lord Jesus Christ said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour cometh when ye shall neither on this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem worship the Father. You worship what you do not know, we worship what we know for salvation is of the Jews." (John 4:21-22)
The Right Of People's Self Determination
Republicanism means freedom, the expression of the right to self determination, to be independent. To have right to self determination means the freedom to know what and how to worship, how to govern, how to do any other things self-independently. Right now, Nigerians have embraced Catholicism of the Christian Religion and Mohammedanism. They have also imbibed some other foreign religious cultures and ideologies. But the pertinent question is, are Catholicism and Mohammedanism indigenous to this country? Are the various cultures indigenous to Nigeria? Do you know what you are actually worshipping? What about the strange gods, the idols, the diabologies, which you worship? Are they natives of Nigeria? The Holy Spirit whom Nigerians should worship in the appropriate manner has now arrived.
Africans Are Fond Of Worshipping Foreign Gods
If you go to Ghana, the people are worshipping strange gods, in Liberia also people worship strange gods, indeed everywhere you go to, the Africans are found to worship strange and infamous gods. Does it mean that you cannot worship the True God? Why do you continue to worship strange gods, and be plagued with problems, difficulties and confusion? But the Holy Spirit which is Love has arrived, and has taught us the virtues of love, and truth, and fellowship with one another because we are all brethren.
Our Lord Jesus Christ has told us that God is a Spirit. What is the Spirit? He is love, truth, mercy, goodness, righteousness, humility, meekness, joy and peace. The Holy Spirit is in Nigeria. He is in Africa and He is in the whole world. What hinders us from worshipping and serving Him, since we all have been emancipated? This is, therefore, not the time to go to Mecca or Rome, or Jerusalem or even United States of America; but the time to worship God in Spirit, because the Holy Spirit has arrived at your doorstep. Love has arrived under your roof. What prevents you from worshiping Him?
Many people worship what they know not. They build a house and presume that God is in the house, they go to the riverside to worship, they also go to Mecca and to Jerusalem presuming that God is in such places. Unfortunately, God is not in such places. But our Lord Jesus Christ says, "The time cometh, and now is, when true worshippers will worship God in Spirit and in truth because they worship what they know not, but now we must worship what we do know because salvation emanates from the Holy Spirit into the whole world.
Africans Are Cultured Enough To Sell Their Ideology To Others
The inhabitants of the whole world have borne eloquent testimony that the Holy Spirit has entered Africa. It is a truism that the Holy Spirit has entered Africa. It is surprising that the Africans have not realized the Holy Spirit has now entered their continent. If you observe the goings on in the world, there are no people who express their love as the Africans, there are no people who are as foolish as the Africans, there are no people in the world as humble as the Africans, and there are no people who are as honest and truthful as the Africans. However, the trouble with the Africans is their tendency to worship strange gods. Are Africans not civilized and enlightened enough to have their own ideology, and to worship the true God who is love, truth, and Brotherhood so that all things may remain in perfect peace and tranquility, in order also to get the whites socialized in the worship and in the African ideology?
Africa, The Cradle Of Civilization
There has never been any point in time when God hated Africans. It is crystal clear that Egypt in Africa is the cradle of civilization. The first university ever to be established was set up in Egypt. Whatever body of knowledge adopted by the whites was borrowed from Africa. On this premise, at the close of this age, the Holy Spirit has descended into Africa. It is only reasonable that the Africans should worship God in Spirit and in truth.
Notice that India with a population of 800 million people has only one government based on one ideology. But in Africa it is noticed that Nigeria with a scanty population sets up a government based on multiple ideologies. Ghana, Cameroon and other African countries with scanty populations, have their different governments based on different ideologies. They glory in a state of divide-and-rule. The same state of affairs prevails in other African Countries. Why do they not stop for a moment to ask themselves why they should continue to fool and stupefy themselves as well as involve themselves in the attitude of divide and rule?
Factors Of African Unity
You are mature enough to know yourselves. If a Cameroonian or a Ghanaian or any person from any African country enters into any assembly, you cannot differentiate him from Nigerians because all the Africans wear the same body pigmentation and they are one and the same thing. Why can you not unite yourselves in Love? Love itself is here with you, it is only because you worship what you know not. You worship strange gods and forsake the Holy Spirit who has already come. The result of your action is confusion, tribulations, poverty, daylight robbery and indiscriminate murder, because of worshipping strange gods. It is now time that you worship God in Spirit and in truth, introduce the virtue of love to the whites, to go to show them the expression of Love, truth, joy and peace which is Brotherhood.
Who Appreciates The Holy Spirit?
I do not, however, condemn the Orthodox Churches that profess to worship the real God but have no need for the Holy Spirit. The Moslems do not need the Holy Spirit, the various religions have no need for the Holy Spirit but Our Lord Jesus Christ has spoken in unequivocal terms, that the true worshipper will worship God in Spirit and in truth. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit is here on earth, there is love, mercy, unity, fellowship, truth, self-control and meekness. Should we, therefore reject the Holy Spirit? The whites are aware of the present position, because it was said that "Ethiopians shall rise," that is to say the blacks will rise up. Now, the blacks have risen up. They all should rise up and worship God in Spirit and in truth, in love and in mercy, in truth and in humility, and in fellowship and unity.
How do you attain a Republican status without any ideology and you do not know what to worship? You are now liberated, but you worship a strange god and accept imported ideology. This is the trouble which besets Africa. The Pope is at the head of Roman Catholicism, and most of those who profess to be Roman Catholics know not what they worship. England is under the Archbishop of Canterbury who is the head of the Church of England. At first the Britons were under the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church and owed their loyalty to Rome. You can observe that Nigeria is till today under the yoke of the many religious hegemonies and has not at present attained the purported Republican status. A casual look reveals that some Nigerians are Roman Catholics, some are Moslems, some are Lutherans, others are of various foreign Christian church denominations while others belong to other foreign religions. It is from this that confusion and problem set in because they do not know what they do and what they worship.
King James I of England Broke With Rome
You are aware of the fact that hitherto, England owed her loyalty to Rome and the Pope, and had to consult with Rome for whatever the people intended to do. Whoever was to be crowned the King of England must have the approval of Rome. But when King James I ascended the throne of England in 1603, he found himself heir to the religious turmoil and confusion that characterized the entire country. He knew that if he continued to be loyal to Rome, he would continue to remain under the Roman hegemony. King James I, therefore, broke with Rome and founded the Church of England under the leadership of the Archbishop of Canterbury. With the new set up, there was no longer any foreign domination. It is such a country which has attained the real republican status. Go to China today, the people are independent of other countries, they are self-sufficient. The same thing happens in other countries. But all countries in Africa are dependent on others for religion, government, economy and other socio-political and economic institutions because they do not know what they worship.
Upon your claim to high attainment in education, upon the number of you who study in foreign countries, the Africans generally have no ideology. I speak this to your shame. However, the Holy Spirit has arrived in Africa, He dwells in Africa. Africa is the first Son, Africa is the Kingdom of God where there is joy, which is rich in natural resources, full of honey and milk. You should go forth to inform the whole world. But till today, the Africans are quarrelling among themselves, and they cannot decipher the mind of the white man, who indoctrinated them that what they have which is indigenous, is not good enough and so they stand separated. Can you boast of attaining the republicanism?
Do you mean to argue that it is not the God who created the Russians, the Americans, the Britons, the Israelites and the Arabians who created you in Africa? Do you have another God? Have you sworn not to be independent? Do you not want to find your feet on the ground? It is incumbent upon you to worship God in Spirit and in truth.
What Religion Is Indigenous to Nigeria?
Our Lord Jesus Christ has kindly set us free knowing that we worshipped what we did not know. What does it mean to God for your attending church services? What actually do you go there to do? The so-called big men sit down there and quarrel and fight, indulging in all forms of diabology and committing murder. It, therefore stands to reason that, you do not know what you are worshipping. You find a few persons founding their church denominations, others are doing a similar thing and others are complaining that they have toured around all the church denominations. Must you continue to move from one church denomination to the other? The church denominations always expect that an important person must come to inspect their churches from United States of America, or India or Britain or from any other country. No church denomination has ever originated from Nigeria. No important person has ever gone from Africa to the United States of America to inspect his church denomination there, because the people are very pessimistic, feeling that God has rejected Africa. Is there no person in Africa who has found favor with God? I want you Africans to question yourselves on this issue.
Africa Must Awake
Can the blind lead the blind? If the blind lead the blind, will the two of them not fall into a pit? Can you observe the love which Africans once had with themselves. Now is the era of diplomacy, where craftiness, party spirit, robbery, oppression, grudge are the order of the day. At present, a brother rebels against a brother and warns that if he is not a Roman Catholic, or a Mount Zion, or Apostolic, or Moslem, he should no longer visit his house. Did your father ever establish Mohammedanism? Do you know what obtains in Roman Catholic or Mount Zion, or Apostolic? Do you not realize that freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom of religion were enshrined in the Nigerian constitution for your benefit? What happens now? Three religious organizations are purportedly recognized in Nigeria. They are: Roman Catholicism which originates from Rome, Islam which originates from Mecca, and the Protestant churches which also originate from Europe. Which is the Nigerian indigenous religion? The one that originates from Africa is not known. Which is easily dismissed with a wave of the hand. So the search for the real Christ continues. If you go to meet the Pope he will issue you with instructions about his doctrines. Are you not still under his yoke? Africa, are you not under a foreign yoke? Do you know what you are worshipping? Do you understand what your masters are doing? Is the Catholic headquarters established here? Whatever instructions are passed down by the Prophet or Archbishop of Canterbury or Pope must be carried out, but we remain without a religion and an ideology. Since you started attending these foreign church denominations, has any black man ever been appointed a Pope? Till the world comes to an end, no black man will be appointed the Pope or the Archbishop of Canterbury because the blacks do not comprehend what they do. Can you become the Prophet of Mecca? Till the end of your days you will never become the prophet.
The Blacks Despise Themselves And What They Have
Brethren, do you observe your relative position? It is for this reason that I shed tears when I look at you. Any good thing that emerges from amongst you is down-trodden. What do you want God to do for you? God is born for us. The promised Comforter, the Holy Spirit originates from here. He is everything, He is love, and truth. Food and every other thing is found in abundance. Here there is oneness which is Brotherhood. Brotherhood regards all the whites, blacks, coloured, and indeed all the inhabitants of the world as one.
It is a common thing in the present age to find the white loving only what is theirs, not minding its worthlessness but despising what belongs to the blacks even if it is of a superlative degree. But the blacks on the other hand love whatever is foreign no matter how ugly, and despise what is indigenous no matter how pretty. Is that how to live?
Heavy Expenditures On Pilgrimages
Consider the expenditure incurred by both government and individuals in one trip to Mecca. Yet you still cry for lack of money. What is your mission to Mecca? Our Lord Jesus Christ has said that the hour cometh when it shall neither be on that mountain nor at Jerusalem. You go to worship what you do not know. God is a Spirit. God is Love. God is Truth. God is Patience, He is humility, meekness and righteousness. Worship God within, and on the land you dwell. People go to Jerusalem on pilgrimage. But our Lord Jesus Christ has said, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. But now that the day has dawned at the arrival of the Holy Spirit, you still go to Jerusalem and Mecca. What do you go to Jerusalem for? Why do you waste thousands of naira on such worthless ventures? This is good money that can be used to execute many development projects. What do you go to do there? When will the people of Jerusalem come here? Take a trip to Jerusalem, if you will not find numerous poor people. Up to this day, war is still raging seriously on the land. Hatred, rancor, and malice abound. What do you go to learn from them? Do they even know what to do themselves? You are familiar with what obtains amongst the Arabs. When you go to Mecca, what do you learn from there!
In London, armed robbers are as numerous as they abound in this country. You cannot even compare the high rate of stealing, lying, roguery to what abounds here. In such situations, what do you go to learn there?
Brethren, have you realized that to become a republic means to reach self-realization and self-actualization, completely independent to serve God, farm, trade, and do your things your own way? God has come to teach us everything. He teaches about electricity and other things. Freedom from external influences motivates a man to individual experiments which leads to inventions and discoveries. The root of Chinese knowledge which has led to their present fame and prominence is traceable to Africa. The origin of Japanese knowledge can be traced back to Africa. It is God who teaches man everything. But people conserve what they are taught by others for their selfish interest and self aggrandizement because they do not want other people to see the light.
The Bible in use is printed in Europe and America. Can that be construed to mean that throughout all Africa, there is nobody who is able or worthy to print the Bible for sale? Is it because you cannot print the Bible that is why you order copies of the Bible from London, America and other parts of the Western world? Imagine the amount of money you send out for this purpose every year. Does it mean that Africans cannot operate printing machines for this purpose so that the money which would have been expended remains in circulation in the continent? Are you not mature enough to print your own Bible? Are you not mature enough to have an indigenous African Church? The government of the country is "Love One Another." It is the government of the continent. Right now, you do not yet have a republic. In the churches you find strife and division portraying utter ignorance of what you are worshipping. Does it mean that there is nobody throughout Africa who can buy printing machines for the purpose of printing the Bible in commercial quantities and distribute to people here in Africa and even in the Eastern and Western world?
The Holy Spirit Teaches Everything
Should we understand that in all Africa there is no person to whom God has bestowed the Holy Spirit, a person who has love and can unify Africa into a formidable force, a person who can consequently establish an indigenous African church for the Africans, having a unique system of worship, such that the whites will come down to imbibe? Does it mean that there is no black man who possesses love? There is no other system of worship than that of the Spirit. Be not deceived that the system you use is of human design. It is the Spirit at work. This is the time to worship God in Spirit and in truth besides which there is no other system. If a group of persons invite you to a certain place, go not forth. That is not the place. The Spirit teaches us love. When all of us possess love, that is the basis of freedom. It is only then that there will be no more theft or discrimination since we would all be brothers.
Right now, if we go to London, we only go on ministry work to teach the whites. Brotherhood has penetrated into Western Germany, India, America and every part of the world. The Holy Spirit is now teaching them about love. They do not know what is called the Holy Spirit.
The Word Of God Is Not Taught In The University
There is no university where any person can teach you the word of God. No university can teach you about love. You are rather taught craftiness, stealing and other vices. But the Holy Spirit takes dominion over everything. It is the promised Comforter who was meant to teach all things. Has He not come? Has He not taught? The white, coloured and black races possess the Spirit. He is teaching all the inhabitants of the world. He teaches us love, and truth. All the inhabitants of the world are one. We should be attentive and walk in Spirit. Do not be led to doing and worshipping that which you do not know.
Republicanism In Africa Is A Mere Concept
The underlying factor behind the refusal of the communist to admit any religion is the difficulty of deciding which one to follow. If Russia accepts Catholicism, it implies they will be subjected to the whims and caprices of the Pope. They will become servants of the Pope. Do you not know that any person to whom you yield, you make yourself a slave? If it is Catholicism, it means the Pope will govern you and your republic will be a mere mental concept. With the Catholic hegemony, you will have no personal conviction and aspirations. Such subjugation is indirect slavery. But right now, we are liberated. The Spirit now teaches every person. He teaches love to us, to the whites and to all. You should, therefore, listen to Him. All the inhabitants of the world are one, we are Brethren. God is not only the God of Nigeria, or of Africa, or of Europe. He is the God of every person. The Holy Spirit is everywhere.
Let our first Lesson be read. Listen attentively, blacks and whites, alike.
First Bible Lesson: John 14:26
"But the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
Brethren, have you heard that? It is not said that He will come from Europe, or America or Africa, or India. It is only said that when the Comforter comes, He will teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever the Christ has said unto you.
All the battles fought are part of the liberation work of our Lord Jesus Christ in order that we may be able to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. Look at Nigeria, for instance, twenty six years after her independence, she is still under slavery. Unfortunately, she does not know that the yoke is still upon her. So long as you cannot worship God in Spirit and in truth, you are still under the yoke of satan.
The Liberation Of The Israelites
When the children of Israel were led into slavery in Egypt, they had no power to resist whatever was passed down to them by the Egyptians. They were forced to adopt a form of worship which was alien to them. Since they were slaves, they could not worship in their own way. They served a strange God. If you have to do what is strange to you, you will not be able to reject, except as you are directed. But when it was time, when God wanted them to serve Him where He wanted, He sent Moses to deliver them from the hands of Pharaoh to a land kept for them. They were no longer under Egypt's system of worship. (Ex 3:10) It was then that Joshua rose up amongst them and said; "Men of Israel if it seems evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye shall serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood or the gods of Amorites in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we serve the LORD." (Joshua 24:15). Is it not also the time for Africa to serve the Lord? The Holy Spirit has liberated us from slavery but the Africans continue to worship strange gods. If you deviate from their practice, they hate you, lock you up and kill you. The Holy Spirit has liberated all of us, and there is little that remains. He will also liberate all. So that we may all come and serve Him, and cease from wandering as sheep without a shepherd.
The Holy Spirit Is The Only Teacher
If the whole of Africa were to unite and serve the Lord since they are all brothers and children of God, what would they not accomplish? If we possess the love which he has brought to us, if we are truthful, merciful, humble and live in peace with one another what would Nigeria not achieve? What would be impossible for Africa? The Whites do not love you and when you go to Europe and America to study, what is it that you learn?
But the Holy Spirit is here to teach you everything: how to manufacture the aeroplane and other things; because it was written that He shall teach us all things. The Holy Spirit will teach you everything if you surrender yourself unto Him. He does not come to heal alone but also to teach us all things.
Esau Represents The Blacks, And Jacob The Whites
Esau and Jacob had one father. Esau was a black man but Jacob was a white man. Esau was strict and truthful, serving his father Isaac; but Jacob used craftiness to usurp his birthright. (Gen 25:29-34). Can you not notice how crafty the whites are? It is what was written that the elder shall serve the younger and that prophecy has been fulfilled and it now past. Right now the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth has come. I do not condemn the Roman Catholic Church, it is very good with the Catholics. Islam is very good for the moslems too. But what do you have to do for yourself now that the Holy Spirit has come to teach us? He has come to teach the entire world and so we should forsake strange doctrines and faiths and follow after love since God has come down by Himself. He is no longer of the whites nor of the blacks alone. He is neither for Nigerians nor for Africans alone. Ours is the Kingdom of God which has come down on earth. He has come to teach us His love, mercy, truth, and unity, that people should not kill one another again, and that there should be no oppression or segregation.
Freedom Of Worship
There was no time when the Holy Spirit left Africa. God loves Africa above all. You can observe the measure of freedom of worship that is guaranteed. You are free to worship what you may, provided you register it. But this is not the case in other places. You cannot worship any other God in the Moslem world. The same thing obtains in the Roman Catholic world. But here in Nigeria, the constitution provides for freedom of worship.
Is it not the Holy Spirit who wrote the constitution? The Holy Spirit did that purposefully knowing that there is something still left for man to do. What still remains to be done is that the inhabitants of the entire world do not know what they are doing. Christ says that whoever loves God has to love his brother. (1 Jn 4:20) Right now your brother is a Roman Catholic member while you are of the Apostolic Church, how can both of you agree as far as Christian doctrines are concerned? You continue to kill one another on questions of faith. Whose teaching is that?
The Holy Spirit Is Omnipresent
Christ has said that it shall be neither in Jerusalem nor on this mountain that you can worship God. What is the situation today? When you are asked about your church denomination, you argue that it is not in the city and that you have to travel three miles before you get to it. For this reason you choose to remain in your house. Can you not observe that you are worshipping what you do not know? God is a spirit. He is indwelling and He is everywhere. The time is coming and now is when the true worshippers shall worship Him in spirit and in truth. This is the time. You are a churchgoer but you have no love; there is no truth in you, you have no patience, you have no humility, you have no good manners, you do not realize that we are all one. What actually do you go to do in the church? Do you know what you are about? God is the God of might, and He says that whosoever believes and is baptized shall be saved; and these signs shall follow them that believe, "In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents: and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." (Mark 16:17-18)
You profess to be a churchgoer but you come out of the church and go straight to the native doctor; you take tablets and injections, you carry some charms around your neck, your head and in your pockets. Do you know what you are worshipping?
Africans Do Not Know How To Order Their Priorities
God is omnipotent and omniscient. All Powers belong to the Holy Spirit. He is all wise and is in everything. Right now that the Holy Spirit has revealed Himself, we must worship God in spirit and in truth. He is love and patience, truth and mercy; He is everything and so there should be no distinction between the whites and the blacks, the young and the old. Since charity begins at home, we the Africans should know ourselves. We should reason among ourselves. We are carrying the carcass of an elephant on our heads but fiddling with our feet to search for snails. How much will the snail fetch us? The whites introduced the school systems, the churches and their civilization to you. They have done well. That is their own contribution. Right now the blacks should introduce to them the Holy Spirit which is love, truth, oneness, humility and goodness. It is the turn of the black man to unify the whole world so that there should be no distinction between the Jews and the Greeks. He has said that those who were not his people, He shall call his people and to her that was not His beloved, He shall call His beloved. (Rom 9:25). Africans were neither His people nor his beloved, but today God says to Africans "you are my people." And so Africans must rise up and unite.
The Turn Of The Blacks
In all institutions or establishments, it was the white man who was at the head. No white man worked under the black but today the reverse is true. The mandate is to unify the whole world so that there should be no distinction. The whites know this and they have accepted the new turn. They do not involve themselves in the foolishness which the blacks indulge, arguing that they cannot worship a human being. They know that this is what has been ordained and so they have to accept it. However, they now turn round and instigate you not to accept Brotherhood. Brotherhood has already been established and there is no need for any indoctrination. It is not something you have to search for. The Comforter is here to teach you Love. This is not the time for carnal church denominations. It is the Holy Spirit who leads in everything. The Holy Spirit Comes From Heaven, And He Is Everything To Every Man.
He said that the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth which the Father shall send in my name, He shall teach you all things. What does He teach us? What is He like? Is the Holy Spirit white or black or colored. Is He tall or short or deformed? I am telling you this so that your eyes may be opened because this is not the time for someone to deceive you that he is Jesus, Jehovah or the Christ. It is the Holy Spirit who teaches everything and there is no other teacher. If somebody comes to you with a new god from America, tell him to follow his American god and that you are following after the Holy Spirit. If someone comes out and claims to be anything, know that he is nothing. It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us everything and it is today that we want to know what the Holy Spirit looks like. It was said that all shaky things shall be taken away. Roman Catholicism has a beginning. Islam has a beginning. Hinduism has a beginning, the Bahai faith and other faiths and cults have their beginnings; but the Holy Spirit has neither the beginning nor the end.
The Kingdom Of Jehovah God And His Christ Has Come
The Holy Spirit has come for Nigeria, for Africa for the Western world and for the whole world. The Holy Spirit has come for the fishes in the water, the animals in the field, the birds and every created thing. The Holy Spirit does not come from Nigeria or Africa or Europe. He comes from heaven and it is the Kingdom of God which you pray for in the Lord's Prayer: "Lord let thy Kingdom Come". He has taken dominion over the whole world. Now is the time for all of us to comply with His teachings. Do not waste your time establishing a church or a prayer house. We should be attentive to the Holy Spirit because it is said that He shall teach us all things. This is the time for both young and old to know Him.
Only The Holy Spirit Leads
We now want to know if his teaching means Roman Catholicism or Protestantism or any other faith or religion or government or society. It is said that in the end there shall be one flock under one Shepherd.
Today in a small town you have very many churches because each person is seeking for his own glory. Can you find the teaching of the Christ and that of the Holy Spirit in them? Now is the time to listen to his teaching. Every town and city has to be acquainted with His teachings. The Holy Spirit is teaching in Russia, in India, in United States of America and everywhere. Just sit wherever you are and receive His teaching. If we all do this and comply with His teachings, the entire world will be at peace. This is what the whole of Nigeria, Africa and the entire world should do. Do not search for any other thing. Seek after the Holy Spirit because this is the time for his reign. Do you think that it was well with the person who sells her hen which still lays. If the different churches were good with the whites, do you think they would bring them to you? It is the Holy Spirit alone who comes from the Father and He is the one who leads us.
Second Bible Lesson: Galatians 5:22-23
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
How To Worship God In Spirit And In Truth
Have you heard what the Holy Spirit teaches us? Is there any law which is against these? If you are here in Nigeria and you love every person and are kind and gentle and humble, will the laws of Nigeria work against you?
If you go to Ghana and you possess love and regard everyone as your brother, if you are truthful, temperate, merciful and patient, will the laws of Ghana oppose you? If you get to Rome and you possess love and are truthful, if you are humble and you do not fornicate, if you are patient and meek; will the Romans condemn your way of life? That is worshipping God in Spirit and in truth. Where else can you find people sitting in fellowship like this? Lawyers, doctors, professors and millionaires all of them mingle with the poor and eat from the same plate without any difficulty. That is the teaching of the Holy Spirit and it is what I want to reveal to the entire world that there is no division. This is taught by the Holy Spirit. He teaches and practices it.
This is why our Lord Jesus Christ says that you should call no one Teacher for He alone is the Teacher and we are all brethren. (Matt 23:8) A teacher is one who practices what he says. Can you not notice the love He has? He healed us free of charge. He teaches us free. He changes us free. He feeds us free. He does everything without a fee. He tolerates us in everything. He does not beat us nor inflict us with evil. He teaches us to go and do likewise.
No Differentiation Of Persons
No woman can enter and speak in the mosque. In the Roman Catholic Church, a woman is not allowed to preach. Many other places do not regard the women as anything. The reason is that they have not received the teachings of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit teaches us that we are all brethren.
Do not call anyone a fool. There is neither young nor old, white nor black, everyone is equal. Our Lord Jesus Christ taught that there is neither Greek nor Jew but the Holy Spirit is all and in all. You are aware of the fact that the teaching of the Holy Spirit has never been disseminated in many parts of the world, that is why when the women went abroad to preach, there was a stir in the churches.
The women there agitated to their authorities for their right to preach because of what they had seen from our women. The Archbishop of Canterbury almost granted them the concession but his friend in Rome advised that if he did that, he was no longer his friend. And so people have refused women the right to preach because of fear of persecution.
But right now the Holy Spirit has come to remove this veil from your eyes. When your eyes are opened, you will realize that there is neither male nor female, young nor old but Christ is all and in all (Gal 3:28).
The Brotherhood Of Man
The Holy Spirit teaches us that we are the same. We are God's building. We are the city of God. We are all the children of God. Whether you are white or black, you should regard every person in the same way. This is what is taught by the Holy Spirit. There is no pastor, or bishop who will teach you that all men are equal. It is the Holy Spirit alone who teaches us the Brotherhood of man.
You remember the first National Anthem which specified that "in Brotherhood we stand." "Though tribes and tongues may differ, in Brotherhood we stand." That is what accounted for the progress of Nigeria. Since the first National Anthem was replaced by the new one, have you not observed how things have been with you?
The Holy Spirit has come to liberate the whole of Nigeria and is He not worthy of our worship? If we worship him would there be any wars or problems in Nigeria? God says you should call no one father because you have one father; all of you are brethren. What other name do you want? The whole of Africa is Brotherhood. The whole of the western world is Brotherhood. All the angels are Brotherhood. Everything is Brotherhood. Tell me any other name which you want apart from Brotherhood, and to love one another. He teaches us love, patience and kindness, and so we should go forth and practice these and not to look for another doctrine. There is no need establishing any church denomination. The one which is from God is sufficient unto all of us.
Brotherhood Was Established By God Before Any Religion Was Founded
The church denominations and prayer houses are comparatively recent. Brotherhood was first in existence. It was in heaven and God said let us make man in our image and likeness. Brotherhood was brought down before Adam and Eve were created. They were led by the Spirit. But when they disobeyed God, trouble set in and they fell away from Brotherhood.
Brotherhood is love, unity, humility, meekness, patience, joy, self-control, peace and all the virtues of God. It has neither the beginning nor the end. What else do you want? It is sufficient unto Nigeria as a faith. It is sufficient unto Ghana, and the whole of Africa and the entire Western World. His teaching is love and if we follow after love there will be no theft or any problems again. Do not go to the mountains again. If you have love and humble yourself, things will be well with you.
Brotherhood is not planted but it germinates. That is why wherever it is taken to, the indigenes of the place are sought for and their possession is handed to them. This is our government in which we do not steal and we do not kill. Who is it that does not love goodness. No other person rules. It is the Holy Spirit who is the Teacher and the Ruler. The Indians rule themselves with their own System of government. Russia, America and every country has its own ruler with its common form of government because love is new. All the old things have passed away. It is love alone who rules in heaven and earth. Do not kill animals or man again. Do not hate any person. Do not steal. Remain in love and peace with all. This is the teaching which the Holy Spirit has brought.
You err when you say that Brotherhood comes from Nigeria, or from Calabar, or from Biakpan; or that Olumba Olumba Obu is the owner. You also err when you say that you go to plant Brotherhood. Is it plantain or yam? You also err when you claim that you are ruling Brotherhood? Do you rule Brotherhood or does Brotherhood rule you?
He teaches us and forgives our sins. He changes and reforms us. He feeds us and teaches us to love one another. What is the work you have done? It is for the whole world to rejoice because Brotherhood does not emanate from any person. You may leave me out but go and live in peace and love with one another. That is what the Holy Spirit has brought. The first man was Adam. Were there no other names? But it was started with Adam and Eve. Everything has got a beginning. Today are Adam and Eve with us? What do you lose and what does Adam lose? It is said that many people run in a race but only one person receives the prize.
Man Has To Lead
Since it was ordained that man should be at the head no matter what happens, man will be at the head. When you kill an animal it belongs to you while in the forest, but when you bring it out to the village, it is no more yours. Communism was started by Lenin in Russia and now he is dead, and the body embalmed and preserved for posterity. This is all you can see of him. God used Mohammed to found Islam. Today Mohammed is no more in the world but Islam is still practiced as a religion. Boniface started Roman Catholicism but is he here today? Bahaula started the Bahai faith but is he here today? God uses people to accomplish His will.
Forget about these people because they are like the moon which shines for all. Each of them is a messenger and nothing else. God will not start any instruction with a tree. If this is the cause of your annoyance, do not mention the name of Olumba Obu, keep him out but practice the teachings of the Holy Spirit. Do not look again to the left or right.
John the Baptist started preaching repentance. (Mark 1:4) Our Lord Jesus Christ also came but are these people physically here today? At all times God has to pass through men. This foundation is very sure. Brotherhood existed before the foundation of the world was laid. This is the time of its manifestation and there is no going back. This is the only expected Kingdom we have been praying for. Have you ever seen anything from Africa which gains popularity in Europe and America?
Let me tell you what is happening in the world today because it is the Holy Spirit who is revealing Himself to the people. There is a certain man in London who vowed not to bow down to any black man. That night, as he went to bed, the Holy Spirit revealed himself lavishly unto him. The following day he resigned his appointment, and now goes about with soutane preaching the gospel in every part of town and even sleeps with his soutane on. Another man from Cross River State of Nigeria who was a Pastor in another church denomination was arrested in Lebanon with a lot of foreign currency while on a business trip. The case was such that he would not escape jail or the firing squad but the Father appeared and he was released. When he got back, to London, he got baptized with members of his household and now rejoices in Brotherhood. He will be here this month. Is this the work of man? Was I the one who went to him. What can a small person like myself know how to do?
Attribute All To Jehovah God And His Christ
If you want to practice Brotherhood, talk only about the Holy Spirit and there will be peace. Do not wander to any part of the world because you will find no way. The foundation is sure. This is why a lot of people try to render the teaching in various languages. The time for deceit had long past. Count me out of what you do. I am not a chief, I am neither chairman, nor Pastor, nor Prophet, nor Christ Servant, nor Elder nor anything, but the point is, what about the work? If you refuse me, do you equally refuse the work? Our Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation and the Leader. Jehovah God and His Christ is the one in control. I had told you that I am not the doer of this work. But even if I lie down in the house, the work still continues. Imagine the testimonies of what happened in Germany and other parts of the world. Have you ever found me travelling out even to Oron? God had disgraced the wisdom of the world, of the whites and of the blacks. He alone exists. I have no boast of my own. I boast in Him. Let our Golden Text be read.
Golden Text: John 4:23
"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him."
It is of great surprise on one hand, to find that somebody who has never studied at any university, or travelled to Lagos, or read any newspaper, or initiated into any secret society or cult, or even read through the Bible can exhibit so great profundity of knowledge. How do I come by this knowledge?
Man is the church of God. Man is the building of God. Man is the House of God. (1 Cor 3:16-17/ 6:19)
Do not allow any person to deceive you to erect or attend a church building. Go not forth, for you are the house of God. All the inhabitants are the houses of God. Are you familiar with the concept? Man is the house of God. God has no other house.
If a person directs that he should take you to God's vineyard, do not go. You are God's husbandry. He has no other. Do not be deceived that when a person dies, he goes to God's city. Man is the only city of God.
The Tabernacle Of God Is Man
Somebody argues that you are not a child of God. If you are not a child of God, whose child are you? Whose child is Eve or Adam? Are they not children of God? Whose child is our Lord Jesus Christ? Is He not the Son of God? Did he not redeem us from the curse? All the inhabitants of the world are the children of God.
It is usual for a father and a child to quarrel. When a child offends against his father, he quite normally will ask his father for forgiveness. It was for that purpose that Our Lord Jesus Christ shed his blood through which the Father forgave the sins of the world. All the inhabitants of the world are true and not adopted children of God. In that case, you are now having a direct link with your Father. The ultimate aim is to return to the Garden of Eden. Right now God has come back to dwell in each and every one of us. He does not dwell in the sky. He dwells in you. There is no need in going to the mountain, or to find a church, or request for prayers. He dwells in you. Therefore converse with Him, listen to Him for He is teaching you love, peace, truth, mercy, faith and other virtues.
The Reign Of The Holy Spirit Is Unopposed
When anyone comes to tell you that he had been to Jerusalem or India to receive power, he is lying and he is a deceiver. Call on God for He dwells in you. It is for this reason that we are told not to commit any sin. If we keep his instructions, we have no problems. No power comes from elsewhere to us. When a person complains that he is attacked from the family, it is a lie. This is the time to worship God in spirit and in truth. This is the reign of the Holy Spirit. His reign has no bounds. Whether or not you accept Him, His reign is unopposed. He has assumed His rulership, and nothing else reigns. Why are we afflicted with famine, tribulation, poverty and lack? It is because you would not accept his rule. The Holy Spirit is God. He makes and unmakes. If we accept Him and surrender completely to His reign, all will become well. Things will change for the better overnight. I have accepted him. If you have not accepted Him, that is your business but it is sure that the fastidiousness of a he-goat does not prevent it from being sold.
Kingdom Devoid of Pain and Death
The Spirit is what we had lacked. That is why people died, fell sick and suffered. But now that the Holy Spirit has come back to dwell with you in the paradise according to the pre-ordination of God, you communicate directly with God. There is no sickness or pains. Fortunately, the living water overflows the fountains. But you refuse to drink. On what basis do you refuse to drink? Can you refuse life?
In the past the Jehovah's witnesses claimed to be the Watch Tower watching to announce to the people the time of consummation. It appears that the reverse is now the case. This is that Kingdom of God and the Holy Spirit now reigns.
The Kingdom of this world is no more. This is the Kingdom of Jehovah God and His Christ. It is not Olumba Olumba Obu who reigns. Nobody else reigns. Jehovah God and His Christ alone reigns. Brethren, be not exasperated. If you can put Olumba in a box and nail it, put him in and drop it in the depth of the sea. The reign of the Holy Spirit has been revealed. The die is already cast.
The Arrival Of The Holy Spirit: Coincided With The First World War
At this moment, South Africa is free. The inhabitants are set free today (October 1, 1986), to come and serve God. I am not the one setting them free. The same Jehovah God and His Christ sets them free.
Remember His promise of liberation to all, made today as we celebrate the anniversary of Nigeria's independence. He fulfills his precept of "Live and let Live', so that the white and blacks should have equal right to serve the Holy Spirit. There should no longer be any oppression in any quarters. Whether you are young or old, male or female, this is the opportunity for you throughout the whole world to save yourself.
You remember the first world war. It was the handiwork of our Lord Jesus Christ because it was said that you will hear rumors of war but you will not see the war. That was its fulfillment. That war could not, therefore, be attributed to any person.
You will recall the dream of the three Nuns in Rome in 1918 about the arrival of the Holy Spirit in Africa. In 1918, there was the out break of influenza at the end of the war. All those events cannot be attributed to any other cause than the gradual unfolding of the total liberation plan by God for man.
What now hinders you, you Africans, and indeed all the inhabitants of the world from serving God? This is the time to worship God in Spirit and in truth by hearkening to His voice. That should be expressed in such attributes as love, humility, peace, service to God, now and till eternity.
Brethren, this is the message that I have for the entire world. A stroke of the cane is sufficient unto the wise. He who has ears let him hear. May God bless His Holy Words. Amen!
REFERENCE: HOLY FATHER'S SERMON ON THE 26TH ANNIVERSARY OF NIGERIA'S INDEPENDENCE (OCTOBER 1,1986)
"WHITHER AFRICA: WHAT IS NIGERIA'S IDEOLOGY?"
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