FIRST BIBLE LESSON: ACTS 1:19-11
And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel: Which also said, ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you in heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.
SECOND BIBLE LESSON: HEBREW 2:7-8
Thou madest him a little lower than angels; thou crownedst Him with glory and honor, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: Thou hast put all things in subjection under His feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under Him.
GOLDEN TEXT: REVELATION 12:5
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron, and her child was caught up to God and his throne.
Brethren the three texts form the basis of our sermon. This is not the time to deceive any person, either with vision or dream or otherwise. It is said the kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of Jehovah God and His Christ. (Rev 11:15). It is also said that what was done to the Israelites shall also be done unto the Gentiles. His coming had been revealed, and this is the time for the manifestation of the revelation.
It was revealed that a young girl would give birth to a male child, and his name will be Emmanuel. It was also revealed that a woman shall deliver a man child who will rule the world with a rod of iron. All power in heaven and on earth, according to the revelation, is handed unto this man-child. The revelation has been fulfilled this day but the world does not know Him. The world is instead gazing into the sky, going to the mountain tops and gathering stones and sticks to seek for power and help. Why has this wisdom eluded the whole world?
The problems of the world are brought about by this ignorance. When you say that you cannot worship any man, who was the one who ascended? Was he a stone or a stick or a fish or an angel? Which angel has God ever told, "Ye are my son and this day have I begotten thee?" (Heb 1:5).
The angel made it clear through the revelation that the man-child shall be brought forth by a woman. In the first advent His name was given as Jesus, the Emmanuel, meaning God with man. But this time around the mystery is that no name has been given. But it is said in the scriptures that He will come with an iron rod to rule the world. Therefore if you fail to know and recognize this person who had been empowered to rule the world with an iron rod and into whose hands all power in heaven and on earth is entrusted, you are doomed.
If all power and authority is given to this being that you refuse to recognize, what will you do on the day of judgement? All the trees, stones, angels and the rest of the creatures bow down and worship Him. If you, man, refuse to worship Him, from where will your salvation come? Do you remember what happened to Lucifer?
In the case of Our Lord Jesus Christ it was prophesied that a young girl should bring forth a male child and His name shall be called Jesus. But in this case, the revelation is that a woman shall bring forth a man child who will rule the world with a rod of iron.
This latter revelation has since been fulfilled, and the man child is ruling with a rod of iron. The problem with the world is that they do not know Him, and instead of seeking to know and recognize Him they are saying that they cannot worship a man.
THE FIRST ADAM WAS A CHILD OF GOD, AND THE SECOND ADAM WAS A CHILD OF GOD. THE THIRD ADAM IS THE MANIFESTATION OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. HE HAS BEEN GIVEN ALL POWER AND AUTHORITY WITH WHICH TO RULE THE WHOLE WORLD. HE THEREFORE HAS NOT COME AS A PREACHER OR PROPHET OR A MESSENGER, BUT AS A KING WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY TO RULE HEAVEN AND EARTH.
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME TODAY, TOMORROW, AND FOREVER. (Heb 13:8).
The first Christ was given superintendency over the fishes in water, the birds of the air, the animals in the bushes, the trees and all the things created by God. Since that time that the authority was given to Him, has He been dethroned? Or has that authority been taken away from Him? He came back to continue His kingship in the kingdom of His Father which endures forever. At that time His itinerary was not made a matter of: "no cross, no crown." IN THE SAME MANNER HE HAS COME AGAIN, NOT ANSWERING JESUS, BUT WITH A NEW NAME AND WITH A ROD OF IRON TO RULE THE WORLD. HE HAS COME WITH A NEW NAME WHICH IS WRITTEN BENEATH HIS GARMENT WHICH NO ONE KNOWS EXCEPT HIMSELF.
Those of you who question why the Father has not revealed this wisdom to the entire world, have you forgotten Herod's intention and plans when he heard that a king was born? To make sure that he had no rival and no other person reigned during his life-time, Herod ordered that all male children of particular ages be killed. That shows you how wonderful man is. But unfortunately for man, God is all-knowing.
If God were to disclose to the world, like it was done in the case of Jesus Christ, human beings and governments would rise up in arms against such a person. Nobody knows whether he is black or white for now. As the heaven is higher than the earth, so also has God's wisdom surpassed man's. (Isa 55:9). How will you be able to know this person who is destined to rule the world with a rod of iron and who has been trusted with all power and authority in heaven and on earth? It is written that he will come like a thief in the night. (1 Thes 5:2).
A fool at forty is said to be a fool forever. Being fooled once is understandable; but to be fooled a second time means you are a fool forever. God has since realized that messengers and prophets and even His Begotten Son, He has been sending down end up being slain by man. That is why this time around, He has decided to come by Himself and with full grace. His advent has therefore eluded the entire world.
The world is wasting its time, energy and money to visit the sun, moon, and stars and the rest of the planets to investigate and try to find out this mystery. They are merely wasting their time because power and authority over all the planets is in the hands of this being whose identity they are trying to unravel.
If your enemy intends to go to war with you and he has one thousand soldiers while you have only twenty, the only remedy is for you to go and make peace with him. Initially the world had thought this kingdom to be a thing to joke with. But they have realized that it is not something to toy with. When a child is born in the world, the people will try to investigate through various ways to know what kind of a person that child will grow up to be. If they realize that the child is likely to be prominent, they will find one way or the other to eliminate that child.
For those who are awaiting the arrival of Our Lord Jesus Christ from the sky, if it should happen like that what do you think the enemies would do? Would they allow Him to land at all? And if He has to land at all, where will He land? With the human laws over the land, sea and air, where will the people allow Him to land? The same thing that happened to the Israelites and the people of old is repeating itself today.
It was stated in their books that Elijah shall come before the Messiah. (Matt 11:10-15). To make matters worse for them, Elijah was taken up in the manner that was known by the people, and because of that all of them expected him to come back in that manner before the arrival of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore when Christ the Messiah arrived without the appearance of Elijah as stated in their books, the people disbelieved Him. Even up till now, the Israelites are still expecting the arrival of Elijah. Their hearts were further hardened to enhance their disbelief because of their ill will and evil intentions.
The same thing continues today. The people failed to know that John the Baptist who was brought forth by Elisabeth, was the Elijah who had come to herald the coming of Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:14/ Mark 9:11-13). Herod ask the wise men to inform him after seeing the new-born king so that he too could go and worship him. If the wise men had gone back to inform him, would Herod not have gone straight, or sent soldiers, to kill Him? AS GOD HID THAT KNOWLEDGE OF THE NEW KING FROM THAT GENERATION, SO ALSO HAS HE HIDDEN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE IRON ROD RULER FROM THE PRESENT GENERATION.
He has said in John 14: 19 that, "Yet a little while the world seeth me no more; but ye see me; because I live, ye shall live also." Therefore when you pray God to reveal this mystery to the whole world, do you imagine what eyes they would want to see this kingdom with? THOSE WHOM HE DESIRES TO SEE AND TO KNOW HIM HE HAS REVEALED HIMSELF UNTO THEM. The worldly people are unbelievers and they do not like the truth. If you want to pass through a place where your enemies are, you have to do so quietly. Equally, if you want to go and rob somebody and you set off from your house with a bell and a public address system, ringing and shouting as you walk ahead, before ever you reach your destination, information shall have reached him and he would appropriately get himself ready for you or he would simply flee the house. He has come like a thief to surprise and arrest all who do not believe in Him and also resist His governance.
In any case, what concerns us today is the revelation of the angel about the man-child and what will happen. The angel did not say that He will descend from the sky. The meaning of the passage is that: AS HE CAME AS A MAN, IN LIKE MANNER, SHALL HE COME BACK. Man has eyes but cannot see, has ears but cannot hear, and the mind but cannot perceive. Their hearts have further been hardened so that they would continue in their ignorance. EVEN AS THE MESSIAH WAS BROUGHT FORTH BY A WOMAN, SO ALSO SHALL THE ONE WHO WILL RULE THE WORLD WITH A ROD OF IRON BE BROUGHT FORTH BY A WOMAN. ALL POWER, AUTHORITY AND GLORY IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO HIM. IF THEREFORE YOU SAY YOU CANNOT WORSHIP MAN, BUT YOU PREFER TO WORSHIP STONES, TREES, WATER, LEAF, OR SAND, HAS GOD EVER GIVEN HIS POWER TO THESE ELEMENTS AS HE GAVE MAN?
This thing is not revealed to you so that you will go and preach to unbelievers. It is revealed to you in the first place as one who has been called in here to share in the marriage feast and also so that you will gird up your loins. The disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ asked Him why He spoke to other people in parables, but spoke to them, the disciples, in plain language? He told them it been written that he who has little, the same will be taken away from him and added to that of the person who has much. (Matt 25:29).God has further blinded the eyes and blocked the ears of those who doubt and disbelieve so that they will not see and hear. He has also hardened their hearts that they may not believe. But He has opened the eyes and ears of those who are His children and broadened their minds to understand His injunctions and obey and to behold his glory.
First Bible Lesson: Acts 1:10-11
"And while they looked steadfastly toward heavens as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus which is taken up from you in heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
This passage does not say that Christ shall descend or fly down the way He had gone. The passage explains that the same person, the same human body that you watch taken up into heaven in the same body shall come back. "In like manner," therefore, means in the same body, flesh. WAS CHRIST NOT BROUGHT FORTH BY A WOMAN? IN LIKE MANNER SHALL THE IRON ROD RULER, THE SAME CHRIST BE CONCEIVED OF A WOMAN AND BE PUT TO BIRTH. BUT WHETHER YOU BELIEVE OR NOT, THE ONE DESTINED TO RULE AND WHO HAS COME TO RULE WILL RULE UNDISTURBED. The world is only being jealous. The same jealousy that caused Lucifer to disobey God's order and also caused Cain to kill Abel. The world is always up in arms against anything good.
If it is a woman that will bring forth the man child who will rule the world with a rod of iron, then what about the one the world is expecting from the sky? What and where will he rule? If God had given all power and authority in heaven and on earth to the one who is to rule the world with a rod of iron, and who shall be born of a woman, the one who is expected to crashland, where will he have his power and authority? Those of you who say you cannot worship man, where will you be? The Second Lesson says He has been made a little lower than the angels. He has been crowned with glory and honor and all things put in subjection under His feet. It is said that when God shall send forth His first born into the earth, He shall instruct all the angels to worship Him and serve Him. Who are you, man to object to His rule? One angel is capable of destroying the whole world, yet with such power they all bow down and worship this man-child. This is the same being into whose hand all power and authority has been trusted and the same person has control and superintendency over all things created in heaven and on earth, including the angels. His power is therefore indescribable. Two cocks, it is said, cannot crow on the same rooftop.
THERE IS TIME FOR EVERYTHING. WHEN HE CAME AS THE SON, HE CAME TO BE KILLED SO THAT SALVATION WOULD COME TO THE ENTIRE WORLD. BUT THIS TIME AROUND HE HAS COME TO RULE WITH ALL POWER AND AUTHORITY UNLIMITED. What is happening now in the communist countries is not wrought by man. If any man were to claim responsibility for the events in these countries, would all nations not rise against such a man? Therefore, God's wisdom, His power, His love and promise surpass human knowledge. Many people are fasting or asking God to reveal Himself to them if He has come, or to let them see signs. What they rather see are ghosts, mermaids, apparition and witches and wizards. That notwithstanding, there are others who see the Lord and speak with Him.
From time immemorial it is man that is usually glorified and not an animal or a tree. That is why since Adam and Eve were driven from the Garden of Eden no other creature has been given admission into the place. It is said that if one has been destined to rule then he will rule. It is man that lost the glory; and the glory shall return once again to no other being than man. Adam and Eve came as human beings, and offended God, and had to be punished. God in His infinite mercy and love has come to glorify the same man. When a father beats his child with the right hand, he uses the left to get the child back unto himself.
The basic entry qualification into this kingdom therefore, is Righteousness. That is why I tell you that this kingdom does not admit hatred, division, anger, fornication, idolatry and the rest of the vices. This message is given to you so that you will know that you are in the kingdom of God. The problems of the world is that they do not recognize the person, the man-child, into whose hands all the power and authority have been trusted. His name has not been mentioned.
God is man, the Son of God is man, the Holy Spirit is man and even an angel is man. When you say that you cannot worship man, are you not a child or perdition? Brotherhood of Cross and Star therefore obeys man, respects man, loves man, worships and rejoices with man. It is said Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (HEBREW 13:1-2) God at each advent takes up human form and manifest as man. He does not come with a particular or special uniform to distinguish Him and identify Him to the world. If you pray to God to help you out of a problem and incidentally somebody appears and helps you, who do you think that person is? Is he not God? The fact is that flesh and blood cannot know Him. If your name has been written in that book of life, you will see Him with your spiritual eyes. It is said that blessed are they that are invited to the marriage feast. This is indeed the luckiest generation. There has never been another generation where there is abundant love, mercy, peace, patience and glory unto mankind. What caused the Israelites to perish, and even up till this day, is because they refused to worship the man who was sent to them. They claimed that Jesus Christ whom they knew, and His parents they also knew and so, they could not worship Him. They were rather waiting for Elijah, whom they believed would descend from the sky. Up till now they are still waiting for Elijah's arrival. God is man and has life. No flesh and blood could of course have known Him. The same God has come to teach us how to serve God and please Him. What a lucky generation!
Second Bible Lesson: HEBREWS 2:7-8
Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honor, and didst set him over the works of thy hands; thou has put all things in subjection under His feet. For in that he put all in subjection under Him, He left nothing that is not put under Him. But now we see not yet all things put under Him.
Those of you who worship angels and the rest of the things and call upon them to save you, have they been given power? The absolute power has been bestowed upon man. If you have your hope and belief in Holy Oil, vision, Biakpan water, etc. is it written that there is power bestowed on these things? It is said that all power in heaven and on earth has been given to man.
It is said ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIONS AND EVEN YOUR PARENTS MAY REJECT YOU ONCE THEY KNOW THAT YOU HAVE KNOWN THE TRUTH. THEIR HATRED IS THAT ONCE YOU KNOW THE TRUTH YOU ARE BOUND TO BE FREE FROM THEIR TENTACLES. ALL YOUR FRIENDS, RELATIONS AND PARENTS CAN DECEIVE YOU AND LET YOU DOWN BUT THE HOLY FATHER WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU COMFORTLESS. ALWAYS LOOK UNTO THE FATHER, FOR HE ALONE IS THE ONLY SOURCE OF SALVATION. If you go to a visioner and buy him food, clothing, and build him a house, will he or she help you? Many people have wasted all their wealth in ministerial work and celebrating feast, yet these things could not bring salvation unto
them. Others pray, burn incense, read the six and seven books of Moses and say incantations, calling on the names of angels. All these things cannot help them. DO NOT THEREFORE HOPE ON OR BELIEVE IN ANY OTHER THING THAN IN GOD ALONE WHO HIMSELF IS MAN, UNTO WHOSE HANDS ALL POWER IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED. It is said that all things are put in subjection under his feet. Except this thing is revealed to you, you cannot know it and you cannot know Him.
You could employ the services of the police or army and give them ammunition to guard and protect you yet you may still be killed. This is so because it was not written that these people will protect life and property. That is why the same police, army and other security agents who are armed to the teeth to protect life and property always turn around to kill and destroy. They are self-centered and rebellious. The angels also are rebellious and unsympathetic, and that was why Lucifer refused to obey God's instruction. But God is all loving, patient, kind and good. When Lucifer discovered that a kingdom has been provided for man in the Garden of Eden, he became angry and went straight and deceived him so that man would be driven from it. He was happy when man was driven from the Garden of Eden and he thought that the kingdom would be handed to him. That did not happen, for God has his own thoughts and still reserved the kingdom for man. He has come to lead man back into that lost kingdom. That is why Satan has intensified efforts to fight man and mislead man so that he will not enter that kingdom. GOD IS LOVE, THE TRUTH, MERCY, PEACE, PATIENCE, HOPE, FAITH, AND EVERYTHING GOOD. You cannot get close to Him with any filth. Man has been suffering and today he continues to suffer because he depends on the angels for existence and guidance. THE LAWS THAT WERE GIVEN, EVEN THE TEN COMMANDMENTS HANDED TO MOSES AND THE PUNISHMENTS THAT ACCOMPANIED THEM CAME FROM THE ANGEL. God is so merciful and kind and He does not want any person to suffer. Shortly there will be no more robbery, fighting, killing, and oppression in the whole world. He has come to save mankind whether or not man accepts Him. He has not come to parade Himself along the streets, or to appear on the television, or to perform miracles. He has been endowed and adorned with all power and glory to rule. He has come to straighten all the things that had been crooked. Having been endowed and adorned with all power and glory what does He need from man or any other creature? He rules with love, peace, mercy, patience and all the virtues. He wants all nations to be one, all to be well fed, clothed, sheltered, and free from the bondage of Satan, sin, and from sickness. Can any man do these works? That is why He does not have the need to consult any person for any advice, because human beings themselves are deceitful and selfish. He has the power and authority to do anything. He is complete. There is therefore no need to go about preaching to man or animals that God has come. What is the usefulness? What is man capable of doing to God? Those of you God has called to participate in this marriage feast should only strive to forsake sin. He has come to free the oppressed and to lead the world unto the accurate wisdom of the truth. WHATEVER SITUATION YOU FIND YOURSELF IN, JUST CALL UPON HIM AND HE WILL ANSWER YOU.
GOLDEN TEXT: REVELATION 12:5
"And she brought forth a man child who has to rule all nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and His throne."
Does any scientist know anything about the above passage? Does any church have any idea about the passage? Do the secret societies know anything about that passage? That a woman brought forth a man-child who would rule all nations with a rod of iron? This is a passage all of us should fast and pray over and be careful of our activities in view of this passage. The passage summarizes the theme of this gospel. He has not come to go about from street to street begging for anything or to campaign for anything. He has come to rule and to reign and is seated on His throne in His Kingdom. The first lesson made it clear as was stated unto the Galileans, "...Why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus which is taken up from you unto heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." The second lesson states clearly that man, though made a little lower than the angels, has been crowned with glory and honor and all things have been put in subjection under his feet. Still, man has not come to this understanding.
Other spirits had been here even before the creation and the advent of Adam and Eve, but God did not find it fit to give that glory and power to the spirits. The angels, the trees, the animals, the fishes, the birds and the rest of creation, had existed before Adam was created. But he did not find it fit to glorify those creatures and bestow His power and authority on them. If you continue to resist the rulership of man, pray fervently for yourself. Those who claim to worship only the Living God should continue. What many people do today is to punish man, disagree with man, imprison him and do all sorts of things to him. People assemble stones, sticks, sand and leaves and worship them and nobody complains. But if you say you worship man, you are immediately condemned. People believe and worship juju, soothsayers, mermaids, amulets and the rest of fetish things. But you stand aptly condemned if you say you worship man.
This gospel is to bring to your knowledge the fact that man has been destined to rule and therefore been endowed and adorned with power and authority to do so. Therefore, whether the person is white or black, young or old, short or tall, it does not matter. All you have to know is that he is man. He was born on earth. Where he is born and how he looks like is what the world does not know. The only pointer to his physical manifestation is the state of things in the world today. But man does not care to give a second thought to these things. The churches, the institution of higher learning, the secret societies, companies, governments and indeed the entire world have all failed and they are all empty. The three wise men who went with gifts to pay homage to the new born king did not bow down and worship a stone or stick or any other thing on their arrival. It is made clear that they bowed down and worshipped the new born child called Emmanuel, meaning God with man. It was also revealed that the young girl shall bring forth a child and his name shall bring salvation to mankind. He came and completed that assignment. IT WAS AGAIN WRITTEN THAT HE SHALL REAPPEAR IN HUMAN FORM AND HE SHALL CARRY OUT GREATER ASSIGNMENTS. That is why we are told that a woman shall bring forth a man child who will rule the world with an iron rod. That glory and honor has been given to him and all power has been brought in subjection under his feet. If this man-child could weald such enormous and unlimited power, would Satan then be left with any power at all? Could Satan or death, or Hades, or any angels or any man for that matter be more powerful than the man-child? His position is incontestable and His power unrivalled. That is why when I hear you say that Our Lord Jesus Christ had died, I rebuke you, because you are saying what you do not know. If His kingship were to be carnal, by now He would have been dethroned. That is why when you say that man passes man and position passes power, I prove you wrong. FOR HE WHO HAS POWER IS GREATER THE PERSON WHO HAS THE POSITION. That is why a king can easily be dethroned by his subjects at will and a government or president can be overthrown at anytime by the people, the masses or electorate. This is so because, these are the people who have the real power in their hands.
Christ said through Paul that the Kingdom of God does not consist in eating and drinking but is power. This further proves to you that power surpasses position. If you ask God to give you money, wife, husband, children, houses, and so on, what would you do with all those things if you have no power? But any person who has power can just come around and take all your property away from you. That is why this man-child has come with glory and honor to rule the world. No person has ever come and ruled the world with an iron rod, except this man-child. That is why all power in heaven and on earth is brought to total subjection under His feet. If you therefore call Him Jesus, or prophet, or any name other than the iron rod ruler, you have failed. If you also pray saying Our Father who art in heaven or on earth you have equally failed. He is seated on His throne in His Father's Kingdom. HE HAS COME IN HIS GLORY AND NEVER TO MOVE FROM PLACE TO PLACE TO PLACE FOR ANYTHING. IF THEREFORE YOU FIND ANYBODY OR PERSONS WHO GO FROM PLACE TO PLACE, CLAIMING TO BE THE PROMISED ONE, KNOW THAT THAT PERSON IS A DECEIVER AND A HUNGRY PERSON. His power is not limited to any particular geographical areas or planet. His power stretches forth to all the planets, all the nations and unto all humanity and creation. His kingdom and power have neither beginning nor end. His kingship in not ordinary, or man-made and therefore is unshakable and irresistible. May God bless His Holy Words. AMEN.
Thank you Father.