TEXT OF DISCOURSE: HEBREWS 2:1-END
GOD ALONE REIGNS:
Beloved Brethren, the Comforter promised man in this era, and the one whom the entire humanity has been expecting, has manifested on earth. He is in control of everything on earth, now. He is responsible for all the happenings in life, your homes, communities, organizations. He has come to subdue all the powers and principalities of this world and the last enemy that will be destroyed by Him is death. If you are an angel or anything you may lay claims to, surrender, yourself to Him so you shall be exalted. GOD HAS COME BY HIMSELF TO REWARD US. Christ is never a tree, a stick, a stone, or iron, but a human being. God created man in His own image and likeness, why is it difficult for you to abide by His instructions? Behold, without Christ, you will ever be overwhelmed by the devil. Allow Him therefore to live and dwell in you, else your many years stay in this kingdom would avail you nothing. If you read through Hebrews one, you will realise that God spoke to our Fathers through the prophets, BUT TODAY WE ARE LUCKY TO BEHOLD HIS PRESENCE. Therefore for you to go and worship the trees, bow to the rocks, idols, and leaves, you are already perished. God has bestowed all His powers to man and to no other creature.
In the time of Noah, God caused everything that existed to be. It is very common now to see many people dread water, fire, wind, etc. at the expense of God and man. Recall when Christ and His disciples were in the canoe, there came great storms and turbulence and the disciples were sore afraid. Because of this, the disciples shouted on Him thus: "Master, master, we perish." Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm" (LUKE 8:24).
And when Christ woke up and saw that they were faithless, He complained of their faithlessness, and spoke but the word, and the wind and the storm ceased. On seeing this, the disciples were very much amazed. If you are afraid of the snakes and other dangerous animals, what then would you do to God who created them all?
DO NOT OPPOSE GOD
Remember, when Jonah refused to go and deliver the message of God to the people of Nineveth and fled to Tarshish? There was a great tempest on the sea so that the ship Jonah boarded almost sank. And when lot was cast to know the cause of the problem, Jonah was found guilty and cast into the sea. To suffer for his disobedience, he remained in the belly of the fish for three days. And for things to be well with him again, he went to Nineveh and did what God commanded him. This therefore is a proof that nobody should disobey God nor contest his decisions.
Besides, who would you say constitute the fish that swallowed Jonah, the wind, the thunders and the waves that caused the tempest on the sea? This is to show you that He is an all-powerful God. In the entire world, man is the greatest asset of God. Therefore on no account should man disregard his fellowman. Do not be enslaved to anything for God shall one day show you His deity and make you to know and recognize His existance. Man is the ark of covenant of God. If God gave His powers to the trees, how could His glory be known?
RECOGNIZE YOUR CREATOR
Read from 1 Corinthians 3:8-9. Now God is seeking you and is working for you. But do you recognize Him? Are you not still consulting the witch-doctor, and herbalist? All these idols, leaves, and roots of trees that you have been worshipping, have they been helping you? Have these things rather not been ruining you? Why is it that when you see God, you are not afraid, but immediately you see the shrines, concoctions, herbalist, and native doctors, you become afraid? Are they more powerful, dangerous, and or more peaceful than God? Why not recognize the giver of life, the Creator? This constitutes your problems. If we had recognized God and kept to His injunctions, we would have no cause to fear. Hence it is stated, the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.Read from Revelation 20:1-end: " And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of....was cast into the lake of fire..."
Judgement is going on now in the world and those who do not harken to the injunctions God shall be slain and cast into hell fire. Be sure that the record of all that you have been doing is duly kept, and it is with the said record that you will be judged.
I have earlier told you a story about a Bishop who founded many churches, and in each of these churches he had a servant. This servant abided by every instruction the Bishop gave him. And it came to a time when the servant passed on to the world beyond. Being a small boy and a servant for that matter, his burial was not given prominence. But in the world beyond, this boy lived in a storied building which was well furnished. He had other good things of life to make his life easy. With these bounties, the servant had perfect peace. It was not long when the Bishop passed away and at the world beyond, he met his erstwhile servant actually living in opulence. While he hardly had a place to lay his head. This is the irony of life.
Beloved, God shall reward you according to your works. If you had recognized God and kept to his commandments by refraining from the eating of flesh, fornication, falsehood, anger, murder,etc, no problem would have come your way. It is as a result of this He said, "Henceforth I call you not servants, for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: But I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father, I have made known unto you." (JOHN 15:15).
MAN KNOW THYSELF:
Read John 15:12-15. Who among you knows where he is? Do you know that God is here with you? And if you believe, why are you finding it difficult to accept what you have heard from Him? Do you know how God guides you? Without God can you care for yourself? Can your millions of Nairas help you? Often times, you are trapped as a result of your lust and affection for the wealth this world. Your belongings create no life and freedom for you. But as for the children of God, God cares for them spiritually and is always with them wherever they may be. Who amongst you can really tell how he/she came into this world? The Word of God embodies all your needs in life. But have you kept to it? What shall it profit you, should you decide not to keep the injunctions of God? Most of you are even questioning when Olumba Olumba Obu shall die? Is that question not wonderful?
You shall be judged according to your deeds and works. The world is changing now, after having your own place, you shall know where you are. The entire world is one and the same thing but it is through man's selfishness that discrimination sets in. Today the whites take you for a ride because you have accepted that they are superior to you. If you had listened to this word and received this spirit and the injunctions given you, you would have been free. Whoever does what is good and perfect,is often transformed to be in partnership with God. To be obedient means refraining from sin, and keeping the injunctions of God. But your main concern here is to look for money, food, cars, children, etc. Have you ever done that which is expected of you? I want you to know what you are doing in order that God may recognize your works and reward you accordingly. After all, the masquerade cannot beat a child in the village square in the presence of his father. That is why you are told, man know thyself and thou shall know all things. Be aware of where you are.
As I have said, all sinners must be punished because God has no business with sinfulness. Do not therefore begrudge and bear malice so that you may know thyself and be in the light. You shall know the right thing to do once you are pure. All those who work for God surely receive a reward from God. The works in Brotherhood are done by the Spirit of God and anyone who works for God is directed by the spirit of God. ANYONE SINFUL HAS NO CONCERN WITH GOD EVEN IF HE SITS ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD.
THE EFFECT OF DOUBT:
The entire world is still doubting the source of power in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. Some are thinking that the power is in the Biakpan water, inside the vestry, etc. This is because they do not know about the personified Holy Spirit here on earth. If you had known yourself and have forsaken sinful practises, you would have been freed and you would be recognized by God.
Now people are saying that there is nothing like resurrection. Who told you there is nothing like resurrection? The new flesh you are seeing now is but the flesh of the dead. You are still doubting because you have never seen in Him white long beards as that of the prophets of old.
The power in this kingdom is hidden to carnal men because all the works here are done in the spirit. Do not engage in evil, in fornication and other evil practices. MOVE IN THE LIGHT AND THE TRUTH AND EMBRACE PURITY FOR HERE LIES YOUR SALVATION. Being that you are spiritually directed, you need not work for the flesh for such have no share in the kingdom of God.
Read 1 Corinthians 15:45-58. You are all in the spirit, hence, people are afraid of you because they do not know the energy operating in you. They may hear your voice without seeing you and this is the power that the world tarry and look for, but the more they look, the less they see.
PROMOTE THE KINGDOM:
This kingdom should be extended to where ever people have never heard of it. Just here in Cameroons, the Christ Students there, Francis Uko reported that the whites there have appreciated his efforts and decided that he should be taken to their own country. Also, series of questions were asked, concerning the origin of this divine being. That even during the era of Jesus Christ, He walked in the street, healed the sick, preached and performed miracles. But that the case of the Father is different for He stays in a place and effects remarkable changes in the world.
The people of the world are seriously searching for the source of this power in the kingdom. They hardly believe that this power does not come from anything else but God. GOD IS THE OWNER OF ALL POWERS AND HE DOES EVERYTHING. Do not argue or try to find anything that is beyond your power and knowledge. What you are seeing now had never been in existence right from the time of Adam. It is an entirely new concept, a new phenomenon and a doctrine.
THE SOURCE OF ETERNAL LIFE:
Anything you have share it with others for that gives you happiness at all times. ONCE YOU BELIEVE IN HIS WORDS YOUR SICKNESSES ARE OVER. NO ONE IN THIS WORLD CAN LEAD YOU EXCEPT GOD AND IF YOU FOLLOW HIM DILIGENTLY, YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT.
THE TEACHINGS IMPARTED HERE REDEEM AND SALVAGE MANKIND; HENCE IT IS CALLED CHRIST UNIVERSAL SPIRITUAL SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL CHRISTIANITY(CUSSPC). HE TEACHES YOU ABOUT EVERYTHING CONCERNING GOD AND HIS SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES. With this spirit in you, the Royal Highnesses, the Presidents, the millionaires and other distinguished men of the world respect you because they have seen the sign in you, and all the statements you make emanate from God.
IF YOU HAD BELIEVED OR ACCEPT THAT YOU ARE ONE WITH ME, I WOULD HAVE MADE IT CLEAR TO YOU THAT I AM A UNIVERSAL LEADER WHOSE LEADERSHIP HAS NO LIMIT AS FAR AS THE EARTH AND THE HEAVEN ARE CONCERNED.
If anyone should say that the Pentecostal Hall from which the Word of Life is spread to the world belongs to Olumba and thereby distance himself, then he is deceiving himself. This is because we are all one and what belongs to Olumba belongs to His children and vice versa. This depicts the oneness we have been talking about and goes to confirm the statement that: "All mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them." (JOHN 17:10). The oneness we are talking about covers all iniquities where they exist.
Do not seek for carnal things for such are not needed in this kingdom. What I am exposing to you now, constitutes your problems and it is the reason why you cannot believe in God in order to serve Him diligently. Imagine that you have a court case with somebody and the person has a lawyer, while you have no one to defend you. If you go to the court and you have no lawyer, you will be threatened because you have no respect for the court. You may not even be permitted to speak, because without the lawyer standing strongly to support you, you are wasting your time. If you do not pay a lawyer, how do you think he will be interested to stand and defend you? Now are you witnessing such a thing in this kingdom? Once you practise oneness you are free. Because here we do everything together. Our Lord Jesus Christ died so that we may all remain in oneness and love. (Revelation 19:1-end).
You could recollect the testimony about a village that was besieged with problems, sicknesses and death every other day. These problems were just so serious that people started to flee the community. At a point the village head summoned a meeting during which it was agreed that the community should invite native doctors to rescue the community. However, when no succor could come from the native doctors, it was suggested that since the churches, hospitals and native doctors have failed, the community should try Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. After a lot of deliberations, they decided to invite a member of Brotherhood to come to their rescue. This man went there and opened a place where he kept services. He was also going on house to house ministration. Gradually, people started worshipping with him, while he was baptizing those who were convinced and requested for baptism. Gradually, this man was able to convince people that if they had faith in God their problems would be solved, and their sins would not be counted for them again. And it was through this process that the problem was solved. Now you will realise that the population of members in that Bethel is growing in geometrical dimension. Is that not wonderful? If they had not tried other sources of powers for remedy, would they have believed in Brotherhood? This is how God operates.
THE NEW KINGDOM: IT'S NORMS:
A lot of people are still confused about what B.C.S. really stands for because of the careless statements people make about the organization. Some people still wonder that if Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is that kingdom which was to be established in this last dispensation for all the elects of God to inhabit. Thus it is only those whom God chooses that He reveals Brotherhood of the Cross and Star to. This is what confuses people of the world today. It is not known to them that this kingdom is from above. It is the kingdom of Jehovah God and His Christ who has come in this era to take over the rulership of this world. ANYONE WHO LEAVES BROTHERHOOD TO ANOTHER CHURCH ORGANIZATION IS OF THE WORLD AND HE IS NOT DESTINED FOR THIS KINGDOM. No one in the world serves God nor recognizes Him. God also does not dwell in them because they are carnal. This is a new world and everything here is new. Your problems are traceable to your refusal to listen to the words of God and put same into practise.
Now I want to ask you one question: HAVE YOU EVER KNOWN OR HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT CHRIST ? WHO IS HE AND WHAT DID HE COME TO DO? HIS ADVENT ON EARTH WAS TO TRANSFORM MANKIND FROM CONDEMNATION TO ETERNAL LIFE. HENCE HE CAME AND SHED HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD AS A RANSOM FOR MANKIND. HE DID THIS IN ORDER THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT MIGHT DESCEND AND DWELL WITH MAN FOR ETERNITY.
Do you even believe that Our Lord Jesus Christ came and died for our sake? His blood was shed so that the sins of the world might be forgiven. Hence He said in the last day, "It is finished." And from then, God never imputed sins on any man. Why then do you always go about imputing sins on others? This constitutes your problems. If you were faithful in Christ and as you just as well appreciate his effort to salvage you by shedding His blood, you would not have been imputing sins on people.