FIRST BIBLE LESSON: MATTHEW 5:20
"For I say unto you, that except your righteousness exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter the kingdom of heaven."
SECOND BIBLE LESSON: LUKE 13:5
"I tell you nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
GOLDEN TEXT: 2 PETER 3:9
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promises, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering to us ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
COME OUT OF THE FOOL'S PARADISE:
Dear Brethren, the world does not cherish the truth. Rather, people prefer falsehood. This is also the situation in this kingdom, even though the truth is always revealed in this kingdom. For instance, the belief in Islam is that once you are a Moslem, you are saved irrespective of your numerous sins. The same belief is shared by other churches of the world, and secret societies as well. But in this kingdom the reverse is the case. You must practice the truth as taught you by the Father before you are saved.
REPRIMAND THE SINNER:
In the world today, nobody is ready to discourage the sinner from sinning. Rather sinners are encouraged to continue sinning. Similarly, it is common to see parents pray that God should bless their sinful children. Do not be deceived that you can receive the blessing of God if you continue to sin. The blessings of God are reserved for the righteous persons. Your material contributions to the growth of church notwithstanding, if you do not repent of your sin, you are not qualified to inherit this kingdom.
THERE IS NO DISGUISE IN GOD'S MINISTRY:
If in the course of your ministry, you dupe, cheat, extort money from people, exalt your name, and at the end of the day, you pay the supreme sacrifice, do not be consoled that you are a martyr. No! You are only paying the price for your licentious living. YOU CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Your status in the society notwithstanding, if you do not repent of your sins and adequately change, you cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
ONLY ONE WAY LEADS TO HEAVEN:
After committing sins, you are deceived into believing that when mass is said on your behalf, you will gain entry into heaven. This is false. NO MAN CAN USHER ANYONE INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
If you desire to enter into the kingdom of God, you must persistently practice righteousness. It was in the light of this that Our Lord Jesus Christ advised that you do the work of God when it is yet daylight as you will not be able to perform when darkness comes (John 9:4). Therefore, brethren, we all must readily repent of our evil deeds, so that we can enter into the kingdom of God.
A RIGHTEOUS MAN IS A PILLAR OF IRON:
It is obvious that if we refrain completely from sin we can never be moved. This is generally true of the illustration that if a bottle is filled with water, properly corked and then thrown into the sea, the sea water cannot penetrate into the bottle and mix up with the contents of the bottle, no matter the number of years the bottle might remain in the sea. Although the sea water might totally submerge the bottle, it would not be able to penetrate the bottle. The same is the case with you people. IF YOU LIKE, PUT IN FIFTY YEARS INTO THIS KINGDOM YET, IF YOU DO NOT REPENT YOU CANNOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
YOUR SALVATION IS IN YOUR HANDS:
Like I have always told you, obedience is better than sacrifice (1 Sam 15:22). All my pleas with you to turn a new leaf and practice righteousness is not for fun. I WANT YOU TO OBJECTIVELY LEARN THE TRUTH, PRACTICE THE TRUTH AND FINALLY TEACH THE TRUTH TO OTHERS. BY SO DOING YOU WILL FINALLY GAIN ENTRY INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD. The Holy Spirit does not want anybody to perish, and so, should anybody perish, his/her blood will be upon him/her. This is because, I have diligently taught you the truth, and I expect that you should tactfully practice same.
IT WILL BE SO TILL THE END COMES:
You cannot honestly deny the fact that the time for judgement is nigh. Even babies have witnessed the manifestation of all the signs listed by Our Lord Jesus Christ for this end of time
(Matt 24:3-21). He predicted that false prophets would arise. Have you not seen them parading the streets today? They have, to a great extent, misled many people from the path of truth. Take the case of America for instance. In California alone, there are two thousand, five hundred churches with different names. Even here in Nigeria, you have many churches scattered everywhere. In Warri only, which is a mere local government area in Delta State, there are about one thousand five hundred churches, with different names.
THEY RATHER MISLEAD:
The poser now is upon the proliferation of churches in the world, HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE REPENTED FROM THEIR SINS? These incidents must occur in order to usher in the end of time. Apparently, the so called prophets have no Holy Spirit, yet they tirelessly roam the streets day and night, deceiving people and using many people to derail from the right path. Again these are the people that are causing all the problems prevalent in the world today. Unfortunately, their attitudes have caused many to be lovers of money, wealth, and all such material things, as opposed to their loving their neighbors as themselves. See 2 Tim 3:1-14).
DO NOT HOPE ON TOMORROW:
You can cast your mind back to 1974 when the judgement equipment was brought out and shown to those of you here in this hall. Remember how you all cried and lamented. The entire universe cried out for sympathy. Since then, the equipment was safely returned to its abode. Twenty-two years have since passed.
This proves the extent of God's long suffering in favor of man. Yet HAS MAN REPENTED? It is written, "For he shall have judgement without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgement." (James 2:13)
ANGELS ARE EVER READY:
God has enormous mercy for man, but that does not mean that man should not be righteous, which is what God requires from mankind.
To further buttress the extent of God's mercy for man, move through memory lane, and remember Sister Gladys. She talked of how she saw angels pleading with the Father to give them just two seconds and they would destroy the world. But the Father, out of love and mercy told them to wait till further notice. She added that all the angels were armed, and ready to strike at the slightest instruction. The Bible does not tell a lie. You should not overlook the fact that all these things are clear indications of the end of time. You therefore have no alternative, BUT TO REPENT SO THAT YOU WILL NOT BE DESTROYED WITH THE WORLD.
DO NOT TAKE GOD FOR GRANTED:
The several times you have heard people predicting that the world would come to an end, yet it did not happen, does not mean that these predictions are false. The fact is that God has at all those times been shifting the date backward (forward???), as a result of his wondrous mercy for the wellbeing of mankind.
In appreciation, MAN SHOULD DULY REPENT FOR GOD WOULD BE GLORIFIED IN MAN'S SALVATION. It would be awful to realize that after all the long suffering and mercy of God, on the last day, many still perish as a result of sin. Again it would be very disappointing if after putting in more than twenty years as a member of this kingdom, you will not be saved on the last day on account of your non-repentance from sin. Considerably, if you are not saved finally, in spite of these teachings, what do you think of those who have bluntly refused to be taught by the Father? YOU SHOULD HAVE MERCY ON YOURSELF AND REFRAIN FROM SIN, PRACTICE LOVE AND BE MERCIFUL, GENTLE, HUMBLE, MEEK AND CHARITABLE, ETC.
RECIPROCATE GOD'S LOVE:
In fact, if you can practice the truth, you would not have any problem. It is for the sake of your salvation that you find the Holy Father teaching round the clock. DO NOT ALLOW HIS TEACHINGS TO BE IN VAIN, STAY AWAY FROM SIN SO THAT YOU MAY HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. Readjust your deeds conveniently else you will perish like your forefathers.
FIRST BIBLE LESSON: MATTHEW 5:20
"For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven."
IT IS NOW OR NEVER:
Brethren, that is the word of God. It emphasizes that your righteousness should exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisee. Everyday, I keep on preaching that you should refrain from eating meat and fish, yet you intensify the exercise. I have told you again to refrain from fornication and adultery, idolatry, railing, covetousness, gossiping, stealing, falsehood, murder, backbiting and evil-mindedness. Yet you would not agree. Now tell me, where would you spend your eternity?
THE FATHER HAS NO FAVORITES:
You may think that you know the Father, and that he will favor you on judgement day. YOU ARE SORROWFULLY DECEIVING YOURSELF. When He shall appear in His Judgement Apparel, He will not recognize sinners. You will be judged by the level of your righteousness. Certainly the decision time for you is now. You have to choose between eternal life in heaven and eternal condemnation in hell. Note that tomorrow might be too late.
CAN YOU NOT PITY YOURSELF?:
Dear Brethren, this is the final warning. YOU HAVE TO REPENT IF YOU NEED EVERLASTING LIFE. It serves no useful purpose accumulating the wealth of this world, yet you do miss out on everlasting life. REPENT IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE SALVATION OF YOUR SOUL. During the time of Noah, he preached for about one hundred and twenty years, yet no man repented. He was mocked, cursed, and treated with contempt. Yet at the appointed time of God, when the people of the world had sufficiently polluted the world with sin, God mercilessly destroyed the world with flood, leaving behind as survivors only eight obedient persons and a pair each of various other creations of God. Today, again, you have been warned against sin in order to avoid the impending destruction of the world with fire. Yet man has refused to learn his lesson.
FATHER'S MISSION IS UNIVERSAL:
I want you to understand that what happened in the time of Noah will repeat itself, and judgement time is at hand. I HAVE NOT COME FOR ANY PARTICULAR SET OF PEOPLE, TRIBE OR NATION. MY MISSION HAS A UNIVERSAL IMPLICATION. I HAVE EARNESTLY COME TO JUDGE THE WORLD. WHOSOEVER DOES NOT REPENT OF HIS SINS SHALL BE JUDGED ACCORDINGLY. I AM USING THIS MEDIUM TO SOUND A FINAL NOTE OF WARNING TO THE ENTIRE WORLD. REPENT OF YOUR EVIL DEEDS ELSE YOU WILL BE DAMNED.
BRETHREN NO REPENTANCE IN THE GRAVE:
Whatever title you choose for me - demon, ghost, Dracula, ogboni, blood-sucker, God, etc.- you are free to do so, but I am telling you in plain words, that except your righteousness exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, you shall likewise perish. After all, God is no respecter of persons. It is often said that if the owner of the house were to know when a thief would come, he would have stayed awake to guard his property. But today, the reverse is the case. You are aware the time of the Lord is quite at hand. WHY DON'T YOU DO SOMETHING IN ORDER TO AVOID THE WRATH OF GOD ON JUDGEMENT DAY?
NEVER BE WEARY:
Dear Brethren, rise up to these challenges. Help yourselves by doing the work of God which entails righteousness. Moreso, if you do not put on the Holy Spirit as your garment, you will be naked. In your reasoning, what kind of a person can comfortably move about naked? Emulate the Holy Spirit rigidly. There is no falsehood in Him, therefore eschew evil practices. You must get on well with him. And as many as have refrained from sin, have God; and they are helped to overcome the world.
YOU DO NOT KNOW WHERE YOU ARE:
It is pathetic that this 34 Ambo Street, held in highest esteem, is where you perpetrate your wicked acts. Does this portray you as one who has the fear of God in you? Now I want you to take notice of the fact that as many as are still engaging in evil practices are yet to enter into the kingdom of God. But those who have seriously refrained from sins and practice righteousness are already in the kingdom of God.
WEALTH IS NOT A SOURCE OF LIFE:
A lot of you believe that when you are rich you will use your riches to acquire eternal life for yourselves. Far be it from the truth, one's riches notwithstanding, everyone must abhor sin and be quite righteous before one can think of eternal life. ( See LUKE 12:15). This accounts for the illustration of our Lord Jesus Christ about one man who was really rich and after a while said to himself, "Let me relax and enjoy my bounteous wealth." But unfortunately for him, before he knew it, his soul was demanded of him that same night. Our Lord Jesus Christ says again that the same must be the fate of any man who still treasures wealth for himself, and is careless about being rich towards God. (SEE LUKE 12:16-21).
A lot of you think that being charitable is a quality for one who wants to enter into the kingdom of God. Let me tell you that being charitable is merely secondary. The ultimate thing expected of you before entering into the kingdom of God is righteousness. You have to refrain from stealing, falsehood, fornication, murder, etc. before you could be said to be qualified for the kingdom God. FURTHERMORE, YOU CANNOT REFRAIN FROM SIN EXCEPT YOU FIRST OF ALL REFRAIN FROM CARNAL LUST WHICH AMOUNTS TO ABSTAINING FROM THE IDEA OF ACQUISITION OF THE MATERIAL THINGS OF THIS WORLD.
YOU ARE TAUGHT BY AN AUTHORITY (MATTHEW 7:28-29).
Thank God that the Holy Spirit of truth has come to teach man the truth about the kingdom of God. But except you seriously practice these teachings of the Holy Spirit you will on no account enter into the kingdom of God. And once you allow this Holy Spirit to indwell you, you cannot commit sins. Neither will you be afraid of anything since God is always with you.
You would recall that death had no dominion over Our Lord Jesus Christ. This was so because He had fully handed over His soul to His Father. He did not, throughout all His years on earth, commit any sin. All that it takes to enter into the kingdom of God is for you to practice love and allow the Holy Spirit to enter into your body and keenly control and direct all your steps.
SECOND BIBLE LESSON: LUKE 13:5
"I tell you, nay, but except ye repent, ye shall likewise perish."
STRUGGLE FOR THAT WHICH WILL NEVER PERISH:(JOHN 6:27).
Those of you who will delight in the carnal things of this world, have you taken note of this portion of the scripture? Should you die now, who will own all the material things you have acquired? YOUR PRIORITY SHOULD BE FIRST OF ALL TO GAIN ENTRY INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND NOT TO ACCUMULATE WEALTH. We are now in a very critical time. It therefore behooves on everyone to be mindful of the things he does. Again always think well before you embark on any activity, and be guided by such considerations as: "if I die today what will be my lot?"
NOTHING CONTESTS WITH GOD'S POWER:
The technological advancement in the world today cannot produce any device to protect against the fire of God from burning the evil doers. Presently, you have been hearing of, if not witnessing, the disastrous events that many countries are now experiencing. You have also learnt of a number of fire outbreaks in various buildings, companies, refineries, etc. Are you now saying that there are no fire preventing devices being installed in those places to stop the fires from gutting such places? If the fire-fighting services cannot stop fire from gutting such well fortified public places, what do you think man will be able to do to stop the fire from God from destroying the sinners? That the fire of God has not yet come, though it has been long expected, does not mean that it will not come. After all the longsuffering of God does not mean forgetfulness. Besides, God is never a liar. His will must always prevail.
Just like what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah - No evil person can escape the wrath of God. (See Isaiah 1). If you of this generation will also refuse to reason with God, and then opt for righteousness, you will equally suffer destruction, in hell-fire that burns with brimstone eternally. That is the word of God.
YOU CANNOT MISS THIS INFINITE JOY:
This kingdom of God is a unique one that has never been experienced by man ever since creation. Recall the Revelation of John: "That city has no need for sun or moon. The lamb of God is the light therein, and nothing that defileth, shall enter into it." (See Revelation 21:27).
In fact there shall be no more suffering like you are experiencing in the world today. In that kingdom of God, all things shall be provided by God in abundance for His children. After all in the Garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve had not yet disobeyed God, they were having everything abundantly at their disposal. Their suffering started only after they had disobeyed God, and they were sent away from the garden of Eden.
LISTEN AND BE WARNED:
The problems you are experiencing today are occasioned by the fact that you have derailed from the path of rectitude. You have completely abandoned the way of truth and fallen headlong into evil practices. There is no way out for you, except you refrain from sin and do what is right, and in all circumstances practice real love for one another.
To you it might sound as if I am merely telling a fairy tale. But as far as the kingdom of God is concerned, it is a reality and only the righteous is qualified to feel the full impact.
ARE ALL THESE NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCES FOR YOU?
Recall the response of Our Lord Jesus Christ when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God will come. He said to them, the kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say lo here, lo there for behold the kingdom of God is within you. (LUKE 17:20-21).
Again, you have been told that the kingdom of God is not meat and drink: but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost (ROMANS 14:17). IT IS ONE THING FOR YOU TO STRUGGLE TO ERECT A BUILDING OR EQUIP A ROOM IN 34 AMBO. BUT THE SIMPLE ADVICE I HAVE FOR YOU IS THAT YOU SHOULD FIRST OF ALL STRUGGLE TO CLEAN YOUR HEARTS, AND MAKE SAME FIT FOR GOD TO INHABIT, ELSE YOU WOULD BE LABORING IN VAIN BUILDING MANSIONS HERE AND THERE.
YOUR WORK ALONE IS NOT THE QUALITY:
Recall that Solomon had erected the most magnificent cathedral in the name of God but because he fell short of righteousness, he did not eventually enter into the kingdom of God. Except you do the right thing, you have no business in the Kingdom of God. I have so far been telling you the whole truth. If you fail to practice this truth, you have to blame yourself for any consequences that may befall you. The kingdom of God has everything in abundance, but all that is lacking is truthful persons; in fact, the righteous persons.
GOLDEN TEXT: 2 PETER 3:9
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promises, as men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
WHEN WILL MAN REALIZE THIS?
God is merciful to man because He does not want us to perish, we should therefore not regard His mercies and patience as forgetfulness of truth. EXCEPT WE REPENT WE SHALL NOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Noticeably, God is working a lot of miracles to convince us to believe in Him. We therefore have no alternative but to seek to glorify Him by fleeing from sins.
THIS IS COMMON IN B.C.S.:
Just like the testimony I received from London this morning, a man was sick and taken to many hospitals, until he was declared dead, though he was still breathing. Since he was at last rejected in the hospitals, he was alteratively taken to a Bethel in Canada where he was duly baptized. Almost immediately the man regained consciousness. He is still living. All these and many more things point to you that the Holy Spirit has assumed the rulership of the earth and that His kingdom is now well-established on earth. See how God has kindly given you the right to enjoy this kingdom. You therefore have to utilize this golden opportunity properly by doing the right things always.
LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED:
TAKE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL THE NOOKS AND CRANNIES OF THE WORLD. INFORM ALL CREATIONS OF GOD THAT THE OWNER OF THE WORLD HAS COME.
THAT FOR THEM TO COME INTO THIS KINGDOM THEY HAVE TO SHUN COMPLETELY THE MATERIAL THINGS OF THIS WORLD. Just like Christ told the man who needed time-out to go and bury his father before he could follow Christ, He said to the man, "Leave the dead to bury the dead. YOU PROCEED TO PREACH THE WORD OF GOD."
It behooves us all to spread ourselves out and preach the word of God to His creations. The world must call upon the name of God to be saved. And we must preach the gospel to them because we have been authorized to do so. (ROMANS 10:13-15).
MAY IT BE SO:
I am rest assured that through this sermon many have repented of their sins. SPREAD OUT. After all you have been given the mandate to make the entire world the disciples of God.
It is said a stroke of the cane is enough for the wise. Let those who have ears hear. May God Bless His Holy Words. Amen.
THANK YOU FATHER.