First Bible Lesson: John 16:7
"Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you."
Second Bible Lesson: John 15:26
"But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me."
Golden Text: Matthew 12:32
"And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come."
Brethren, the texts read to you constitute the revelation of our lesson. I have already told you that this generation is the luckiest of all generations. Also, our Lord Jesus Christ said that this generation shall not pass away until all these things, his prophecies, be fulfilled. (Matt 24:34). And he added that the end of the world shall not come until the gospel of the Kingdom has reached all the nooks and corners of the world. (Matt 24:14).
Therefore, our Lord Jesus Christ bore witness about the Holy Spirit. Our Lord Jesus Christ was the first person to bear witness of the Holy Spirit. All other prophets testified about Our Lord Jesus Christ, but Our Lord Jesus Christ bore witness about the Holy Spirit whom you said you do not know. Our Lord Jesus Christ did not testify about John the Baptist. He did not bear witness about Moses or Elijah or Isaiah but He bore eloquent testimony about the Holy Spirit.
The Father, Son And The Holy Spirit
The Father had accomplished his work of creation. The Son did accomplish his works of redemption. And now is the era of the Holy Spirit come to glorify his children. You have heard what he had said as contained in these texts. That is why I am beginning to keep you informed about this and throughout this week I will continue to expatiate on this topic, THE HOLY SPIRIT.
I have instructed you times without number that when you go out to preach, preach about the Holy Spirit. Do not preach about any person, nor should you preach about any Church, Society, Organization nor Institution. But you should proclaim to the people that the long expected Comforter, the Holy Spirit promised, is now on earth. This explains the reply of Our Lord Jesus Christ when the Pharisees asked Him when the Kingdom of God would come? He replied, "The Kingdom of God does not come with things to be observed. Neither will men say, "Here it is or there it is; because the Kingdom of God is within you". (Luke 17:21) To preach and get people informed that Christ, Moses, Elijah and others had come, is not a new thing. If you do not preach about Jesus the Christ it does not mean that you are against Him. The truth is that He had come, accomplished his work, and gone. But this is the era of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has, in person, come to reign forever.
Many people do not believe in the existence of the Holy Spirit. On this note, if you want to preach to them about Moses or Elijah or Isaiah and other prophets, they would claim to know all of them. But if you tell somebody about the Holy Spirit, this is something very strange to them. Our Lord Jesus did not say that He had to go so that Moses would come. Neither did He say that His departure will usher in Abraham or Elijah or any other person. But He said, "It is for your advantage that I go away, for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you". (John 16:7)
This is the reason our Lord Jesus Christ said that whosoever speaks ill of the Son of man shall be forgiven but anyone who speaks an ill word against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this generation nor in the world to come. (Matt 12:32). Now how can you reconcile these two statements? The first, that whosoever shall blaspheme against the son of man shall be forgiven, and the second says whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven neither in this world nor in the world to come. In these two statements, the essence of the Holy Spirit is revealed. The Holy Spirit is greater than the Son.
Simon Peter Revealed The Christ:
He did not preach about any other person or being apart from the Holy Spirit. And He boldly declared that the Comforter, the Holy Spirit will come. And He has now come and has taken up the mantle of rulership of the whole world. But you claim not to know the Holy Spirit. Since you do not know the Holy Spirit, when you go out to preach, what do you preach about. We are duty-bound to preach about the Holy Spirit. Wherever we go we have nothing else to preach about but the Holy Spirit.
And it is said when you are told that He is in the desert or mountain or in the secret chambers, do not go. (Matt. 24:26 -27) For as the lightning comes from one part of the sky to another under heaven: so also shall the Son of Man be in His day. He said further "All things are delivered unto me by my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father, neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him. (Matt. 11:27)
Can you also see when Our Lord Jesus Christ asked His disciples "who do the people say that I am?" They answered some say thou art Moses, others say you are Elijah, yet others claim thou art one of the prophets. Then He asked them, you who have been with me, who do you say that I am? And Peter answered "Thou art Christ. Son of the Living God". And our Lord Jesus Christ exclaimed, it is not flesh and blood that has revealed this thing to you but it is my Father who is in heaven. And He implored them not to tell anyone that He was the Christ. (Matt 16:16-20).
It is very clear here that flesh and blood can never reveal the Holy Spirit unto you. Flesh and blood cannot even see, let alone recognize the Holy Spirit. In another encounter, he also told His disciples, "Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more; but ye see Me, because I live, ye shall live also". (John 14:19). Can you now see the manifestation of the above statement? The children of God are now seeing Him lavishly. They know Him, talk to Him; but the people of the world do not see Him. And this explains why you can no longer point to any direction, saying, Go, here is the Holy Spirit or there because he is now present in our midst.
The Comforter Has Come
On this score, we are duty-bound to go out and tell the world that the Holy Spirit, the long-expected Comforter is now on earth. We have to proclaim the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in our midst. He is the one doing all these wonderful works. And the testimonies of our Lord Jesus Christ is now made manifest. The Holy Spirit is operating everywhere and it is our duty to reveal Him to the whole world.
It was written that... After those days I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts; and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people. And they shall not teach every man His neighbour and every man His brother saying, know the Lord. For all shall know Me from the least to the greatest. (Heb 8:10-11).
Again when they approached him and inquired of him to tell them the things of heaven, He said to them, If I told you the things of earth and you do not understand, much more shall you not comprehend the things of heaven. (John 3:12). If the Holy Spirit does not reveal something to you, would you understand? Do you also think that if the Holy Spirit does not reveal Himself to you, you will recognize Him? Therefore, we have to go out and proclaim to the whole world that the Holy Spirit, the promised Comforter, is now on earth. That the Comforter whom our Lord Jesus Christ bore witness and testified about, has come to teach and lead us to the accurate knowledge of the truth. He is now here with men to dwell.
The ignorance of the reign of the Holy Spirit has led so many people astray. That is why it has pleased the Father to set aside this week in order to explain unto you step by step, in chronological order to make you understand that the Holy Spirit whom our Lord Jesus Christ bore witness about is the one doing all these works. All along you have been going out to preach another thing, you preach about man and the things of the world. From now on, when you go out to preach, tell the people that the long awaited Holy Spirit, the promised Comforter, is now staying with men. He has come to lead us to the accurate knowledge of the truth. And I will continue to emphasize on this point throughout this week.
Our Lord Jesus Christ Went Away For Our Own Good
He bore witness about the Holy Spirit; and the Holy Spirit in turn bore witness about Him. This goes to confirm that no man really knows the Father, but the Son and to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him. Therefore, if He did not go, the Comforter would not have come. His departure was for our own good that was why He was unable to do much work. For this reason too, He had to depart at an earlier time. If He were to remain up till now, the Comforter would not have come. Nothing at all would have been better for the whole world.
This reveals to us that we have a lot of work to accomplish, not only preaching on the altar, but wherever we go. Wherever you are, preach about the Holy Spirit now dwelling with men and that all these wonderful works are done by the Holy Spirit. How can you tell somebody that the Holy Spirit is here? Is it something that can be seen with the carnal eyes? Nobody can see the Holy Spirit with the physical eyes, but you can only see Him with the Spiritual eyes.
It was for this reason that our Lord Jesus Christ said, "except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Except a man be born of water and of spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. (John 3:3). If anybody confronts you with the question, "what is Brotherhood of the Cross and Star". Tell him that he should repent and get baptized and then he will receive the Holy Spirit who will teach Him. Whoever is not born of water and of spirit, he cannot see Brotherhood. Anyone who is not born of water and of spirit, cannot remain in this Kingdom.
This is no longer the time for somebody to look unto another. It is not the time for anyone to bother Himself or others, nor is it the time for anyone to preach unto another. I have repeatedly told you that this generation is the luckiest of all. You can recall what Our Lord Jesus Christ told that Samaritan woman. When the woman said, "Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Our Lord Jesus Christ said unto her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh when ye shall neither in this mountain nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship what ye know not, we know what we worship for salvation is of the Jews. 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. God is a Spirit and they that worship Him; must worship Him in Spirit and in truth. (John 4:20-24)
The above reveals that the time was not yet come during the advent of our Lord Jesus Christ. He bore witness to the fact that the time would come in future when this will be made manifest. He did not mention any other person. He bore witness about the Father that He is coming in person. Brethren, I will not take you further than this. Let our first lesson be read.
First Bible Lesson: John 16:7
"Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you."
The Holy Spirit Does All The Work
Brethren, can you now see that we have to express a thankful heart unto Him? When we eat, we ought to give thanks unto Him for giving us the food. We have to glorify Him wherever we are. In whatever we do, we have to give glory and honour unto Him because though we do not see Him with our physical eyes, yet we believe that He exists. He is living in our hearts and He is the one doing all these wonderful works.
Those who bore witness about Abraham, Moses, Melchizedek and other prophets of old had short-lived testimonies whereas those who bore witness about Our Lord Jesus Christ are called the Apostles. Those opportuned to bear witness about the Holy Spirit in this generation are the luckiest. They are called the children of God.
Recall that portion which says that "A neighbour shall not teach a neighbour; neither shall a brother teach his fellow brother, saying know the Lord. (Hebrew 8:11). Right now can you remember or tell who has taught you of God? Now you have known this. Somebody may approach you and ask for where the God you are claiming to know is. If you point to a geographical location as the abode of God, you have failed.If you are confronted with such questions, do not tell anybody any other thing. Tell them to become fully repentant, to confess their sins and get baptized. The moment they believe and are baptized, they will receive the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit will further reveal Himself unto them. He will reveal Himself unto them. Now the Holy Spirit has come in person sending no one.He is the one and only supernatural teacher. He is the one doing all these works.The Son loves the Father and the Father who loves the son, has revealed all things unto him. Our Lord Jesus Christ said, "If you were to understand, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father and the Father is greater than I." (John 14:28).
And now you can precisely understand that the Father, even the Holy Spirit, has come in person and He is the one doing all the works. No person is responsible for these works, except the Holy Spirit. You cannot attribute these works done to any other person. The Holy Spirit Himself has come to reveal Himself to every person. The Son witnessed about the Father and the Father has come. The Father is the Holy Spirit. He is the one doing all the work around us. Our work is to go forth, proclaim and reveal Him unto the world that He has now come. You cannot attribute all these works to any other person. He has come to reveal Himself and to finalize his works. None other than Him is responsible for all the works around us.
The Holy Spirit Is God
The Holy Spirit has come in person. He is the one who calls you. He is God. He is the Lord and King. He is the Teacher. He is the Leader, and all the works are done only by Him. What prevents you from preaching to the people that the Holy Spirit has come, and that He is the Supernatural Teacher and Doctor who heals and gives good health and life? Do not attribute these works to any other person. Do not preach any other doctrine to the people but rather tell them to repent and be baptized and then they shall be imbued with the Holy Spirit. And He shall reveal Himself to you for He is responsible for all these works. This is neither the era of men, nor of prophet, nor apostle, nor angel, nor son. This is precisely the reign of the Holy Spirit and those who bear witness about Him are the children of God.
You can now see what distinguishes the Holy Spirit from all those who came before Him. Adam, Enoch, Abraham, Melchizedek, Moses, Elijah and our Lord Jesus Christ and His disciples all came at their respective times, but their power was not so feint among men. There is none to compare with the Holy Spirit. But now the Holy Spirit has come in person and the whole world feels and testifies of the wonderful power in Brotherhood. However, the source of this power is what confuses the world. There is power in Brotherhood. They always confess, yet speculate that it is not from God. My question is, if it is not from God, is it from you? If it is from you, let us watch you demonstrate it.
Right from today and throughout this week, I am going to analyze this topic because this is wholly a new gospel. I enjoin everyone of you to note and commit this sermon to memory. You can just imagine how I started it. I have presented to you the general frames, analyzing the promises of our Lord Jesus Christ concerning the coming of the Holy Spirit who is the Comforter, to teach and lead every man unto the accurate knowledge of the truth. I now conclude that the Holy Spirit, that promised Comforter, which our Lord Jesus Christ testified about is now manifested. The Comforter has come in person and we are duty-bound to testify about the Holy Spirit. Our testimonies should not be about any prophets or angels or man. We should testify and bear witness about the Holy Spirit who has come in person to rule the world.
Why His Name Was Changed From Emmanuel To Jesus
It was said that a virgin shall bring forth a Son and His name shall be called Emmanuel, meaning God with us. (Isa 7:14) But when He was born an angel appeared and instructed that He should be called Jesus, thereby changing it from what was formerly revealed and believed by many. It was that same angel who revealed that the one to be born shall be called the Holy Son of God. Have you heard that? Can you now see the great lesson to be drawn from this? Jeremiah prophesied that a virgin shall give birth to God. Those who heard the prophecy were indifferent since they never believed that God could be born of a woman. And if He is called God, how will you explain it? Would it not be casting your precious pearls before the swine.
The name, God, is very strange. Then came another prophecy, the child to be born shall be called the Holy Son of God. Yet the situation was still as beclouded as the previous one. It was yet another strange name, since the people did not believe in the possibility of the Holy Son of God being born of a woman. When the child was born, if He was called the Holy Son of God, how would the people understand? They would have turned it into a thing of mockery and ridicule and every attempt could have been made to destroy the child at a very tender age. That explains the timely intervention of angel Gabriel asking for a change of name. The child was named Jesus to avoid the untimely death that could have prevailed. Jesus is a common name among the Jewish society. Just like among the Efiks where we have Okon, Etim, Effiong, Bassey and so forth.
Our Lord Jesus Christ Prophesied About The Coming Of The Holy Spirit
God is a perfect arranger. He also revealed to Simon Peter that Jesus the Christ was the Son of the living God. (Matt 16:16) God revealed to Abraham that to his seed shall the Son of God be born. This promise of God was fulfilled and made manifest in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son. When the Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came, He bore witness about the Holy Spirit. This clearly points out to us that this is the era of the Holy Spirit.
This gospel should be put in black and white and disseminated to all parts of the world. It will help to educate people about the Holy Spirit, even the Comforter. This is a typical, significant and novel lesson, which attempts to make us understand that the Holy Spirit has come to stay and rule till eternity. Therefore, do not preach about any other person, except this unique phenomenon, the Holy Spirit.
If you are asked to show where the Holy Spirit stations, just tell them to repent, confess their sins, accept baptism and they shall be imbued with the Holy Spirit. Mention to them that the Holy Spirit has come in person and does all the works around us. Do not engage in unnecessary arguments. Refer to Bible portions containing the promises made by our Lord Jesus Christ concerning the coming of the Holy Spirit. When this truth is quoted to them, they will repent. If they get baptized, they will receive the Holy Spirit. Tell them that the Holy Spirit is the doer of all the works of healing, prayers, songs, testimonies and every work that we see around us.
This explains why our Lord Jesus Christ forbade his disciples to tell anyone that He was the Christ until His departure. The disciples complied with the instructions and never did. He was called Jesus, a name which was common and could not arouse any speculations as regards His deity.
The World Does Not Believe In The Holy Spirit
How can you present a mirror to a blind man? It amounts to ridicule and mockery since he cannot behold his face in the mirror. Give not that which is holy unto dogs. Neither cast your pearls unto the swine, lest they trample them under their feet and turn again to attack you. If the Holy Spirit had not revealed Himself to you, would you have known Him? If you tell somebody that the Holy Spirit is here, they will ask for what you mean by the Holy Spirit? He will think that you are trying to introduce a new doctrine. Even among the whites, they will be baffled when you speak about the concept of the Holy Spirit.
If you ask the orthodox churches about the Holy Spirit who is now on earth, they will tell you that the Holy Spirit ended on the day of Pentecost. They will tell you to go away with your doctrine of the Holy Spirit. They will also argue that what they are doing is the real Church of God. When you tell these Churches about Spiritual songs, they will retort that they do not need Spiritual songs, and that your Holy Spirit and your Spiritual songs are demonic.
He Has Revealed Himself To All
But now the reverse is the case. Everybody now knows the Holy Spirit, because he has come in person and dwells with men. He has revealed Himself to you. That is why you are able to know Him, and rejoice with Him. You are now able to tell people about Him. But if He did not reveal Himself to you, and anybody came to you and talked about the Holy Spirit, you would have quarrelled with such a person.
I want to use the whole of the week to preach about the Holy Spirit. I will preach in the same direction, throughout the week. Tomorrow we will also focus on the Holy Spirit until Sunday when I will reveal and expatiate on the advent of the Holy Spirit that you all may understand and realize that He has come in person to reveal Himself and make the testimony of Christ fulfilled. If He did not reveal Himself to you, you will not know Him nor will you be able to tell any person about Him and explain that all that Our Lord Jesus Christ spoke about has been fulfilled. The promised Comforter, the Holy Spirit, has come to dwell with men.
A certain Indian Sister of the Hare Krishna faith came here to pay homage to the Holy Father after reading through the pamphlet titled "My Mission." As she came to see the Holy Father, she asked to pay her tithe and to know about the Holy Spirit. But I told her that I was not in the position nor was it my duty to tell her about the Holy Spirit. I advised her to become truly repentant and get baptized and then she will receive the Holy Spirit who should reveal Himself to her. Because of the kind of pride associated with the whites over things believed to originate from the blacks, she did not want to admit. As a white woman she gave a second thought to it and became confused. She returned to her home only to be directed again by the spirit to comply with the instructions given to her, to learn about Brotherhood of the Cross and Star and its Holy Spirit leadership.
When she could resist no further, she had to come down and submit for baptism. After her baptism, she dared not ask any more questions again. She no longer doubted Brotherhood and the Holy Spirit. Even when I administered the Holy oil into her eyes, ears, mouth and anointed her head with the Holy water, she remained very quiet and never asked any more questions.
The Blind Cannot Lead The Blind
I am blind and you are also blind. All of us are handicapped and incapable of doing anything. Neither can we comprehend anything. It is the Holy Spirit alone who knows and comprehends everything. He has come and has assumed the rulership of the world. The task ahead of you and me is to go forth to the people of the world and preach that the Holy Spirit has come to lead every man unto the accurate knowledge of the truth. We are to bear witness about no other thing than the Holy Spirit.
Moses, Adam, all the Angels and prophets had come and gone but the Holy Spirit who has now come is the greatest of them all. That is the reason I have told you that all of us should go and preach only but one thing. Hold fast and conceal in your heart that which has been revealed to you. Whatever had been revealed to you, conceal in your heart and tell it to no other person. If God so loves any other person in the world, He will also reveal Himself to such a person who will come to the same understanding as you do. If He does not like to reveal Himself to anyone, do not bother yourself, do not be disturbed. Let us all rise in concert and preach the same thing.
His Name Is The Holy Spirit
He is not Jehovah. He is not the Father. He is not the Son. He is the Holy Spirit who is doing all the work. Take note, draw your ears and understand fully that His name is THE HOLY SPIRIT and that is all you have to call Him.
Whom do you think the Father was? Who was the Son? Who is the Holy Spirit? It is the same God. Did you know that it is only this one being who manifests differently with new names and at various periods?
A lot of you think that if you call Him the Holy Spirit, you have abused Him. You think that the name Holy Spirit is too demeaning and will not suit the mightiness and greatness He has assumed. If you deviate from calling Him the Holy Spirit, the testimonies borne about Him by our Lord Jesus Christ that He will be called the Holy Spirit, will not be made manifest. We have to call Him the Holy Spirit to fulfill the testimony of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit Is The Doer Of All Things
The trouble with many people is that they want to know who is directly responsible for these works, in our midst. If you claim that these works are done by a prophet, we will fall casualties of incoherent logic if it is asked, did the prophets of old ever accomplish this type of work? If you claim that it is the Son who is doing the works, can you refer to an instance when the Son was able to do this type of work? Or if you arrogate these mighty works to man, since the creation of man, has any man been able to do any part of this work? No man, no prophet, no Son had been able to do this work except the Holy Spirit. He is the Lord of Lords and Kings of Kings. Thus, the new name ascribed to Him, is Holy Spirit. If you claim that these works are done by man, let us ponder over it thus. "How can this same man be seen in Calabar, Lagos, the United States, United Kingdom, India, Germany and all other places simultaneously?" In spite of this, many people argue that the whole affair has demonic tendencies and influences. Contemporary happenings have confounded human wisdom and the nakedness of the prudent has been exposed. In their futile attempt to comprehend, they concluded that it is beyond the realm of human knowledge. If these works were done by man, how will this confusion set in among the human race? Can the wisdom of one man surpass that of the totality of the human race?
If you claim that those works are done by man. Mention one man who had been able to attain this omnipresent status. Can you find the power of what you are doing? It is just like giving seven million naira to a little child of seven and advising him to bank it. When the child eventually appears in the bank with such a fabulous amount, will the bank officials not question where he had taken the money? And even if he explains that it is his own money, they will never believe. Further investigation will prove the true ownership of that money.
Similarly, if you claim that it is man who does these works, people will not let your statement go unquestioned. They would like to verify the reliability of that assertion. How can it be that the same person is seen simultaneously and lavishly at all places. If you argue that these works are done by man, how can this same man possess the traits of being present in the sun, in water, in the stars and in all planes? The same man is found doing the same works and even in greater dimension, displaying the same supernatural powers, in all these places.
For this reason when you claim that these works are done by man, the world wonders what manner of man he should be. It is for this reason that you are told to call a spade a spade. That is also the reason why I have presented this lesson to you in sequential order, starting with the promises made by our Lord Jesus Christ that the Holy Spirit, even the Comforter, will come, to teach and guide us to the accurate knowledge of the truth. The Comforter is the name of the Holy Spirit. Let our second lesson be read once again.
Second Bible Lesson: John 15:26
"But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me."
Brethren, how do you find that text? It is said, "No man speaking by the Spirit of God will ever say Jesus be cursed and no man can say that Jesus is Lord but by the Holy Spirit". (1 Cor 12:3). Therefore, nobody can ever call God Father except the Son. It is only the Son who has ever called God Father. Also no one can ever call the Son of God my Son excepting the Father. (Matt 11:27 / Luke 10:22).You can now see the prevalent situation in the world. If you go to these churches inundating the world and tell them the Father has sent me, they will ask to know who that your Father is and how the Father gets to know about you. And there is no church denomination that would ever address the Son as Our Lord Jesus Christ, but they call Him Jesus. This explains why the Jews demanded that the inscription "The King of the Jews" hung above his head as He hung on the Cross, should be changed to, "but He said, He is the King of the Jews." Pilate insisted that what had been written had been written, and no alteration whatsoever would be made. (John 19:22)
You Are All Christs Of God
Can you see that God Himself dwells with man. He declared "this is my beloved Son." (Matt 3:17) And the Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ declared, "This is my Father". That is why He said, the Comforter whom the Father will send, when He comes He will bear witness about me. Who had ever known, even amongst you before now, that he is a child of God. There had never been a time when you knew that you were children of God until now that the Father has revealed that ye are all Christs of God.
Hitherto, did you not claim that you were a man, who comes from Oron or Ogoja or Ugep or Cameroon or Europe? But today has your mouth not been shut up by the revelation of the Father through this wonderful sermon that you are all Christs.
What is the meaning of Brotherhood? Does Brotherhood not mean the children of God? Brotherhood means the children of God. Brotherhood is the unity of the children of God. That is, oneness with God and all creations. Did you not say that God has no children? The moslems also believe that none can be called the children of God. The Churches of the christendom believe that Christ alone is the only Son of God, that none else is fit to be a child of God. But what is the situation now? All of you who are assembled here, are you not the children of God? Are you orphans or bastards? You are all children of God.
What has made you to understand and believe that you are all children of God? The fact is that you now believe and accept that you are all children of God because the Holy Spirit has come in person and revealed to you as the children of God. Who has revealed to the whole world that God is the Father? Was it not the Son who revealed Him? It is on this basis that our Lord Jesus Christ said the Comforter whom the Father will send shall witness about Me.
In the whole world who believe in our Lord Jesus Christ? Whoever believed that Christ was the Son of God? Who believes in His words? Who has practiced His words? In all the church denominations, who endeavors to practice the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ? There is none. Who believes the Holy Spirit as the truth? They always claim that the Holy Spirit had come and gone. What are they doing in the orthodox churches since they do not believe in the continuous existence of the Holy Spirit? They are blind and ignorant of the truth.
We Are God's Vessels
Our Lord Jesus Christ did not base the manifestation of his promise on what the world will say, but boldly declared that when the Comforter cometh, even the Spirit of truth which proceedeth from the Father. (John 15:26) He shall bear witness about Him. Have you not seen the various groupings in this Kingdom? We have the Christ's Students, Christ's Servants, Christ's Practical Students, Christ's Witness, Pastors, Apostles, Choristers, Elders, Sabbath Children and so on. All these names constitute the children of God.
What is the name of this wonderful school? It is called "Christ's Universal Spiritual School of Practical Christianity (CUSSPC). Do you not realize that this promise is being made manifest? Who is doing the works? He is the one responsible for these works. He alone operates in all the capacities mentioned. None else but Him. We are all children of God. He operates through us. We are one flock under one shepherd. There is neither Jew nor Greek, nor female, nor male, nor child, nor adult, nor division nor discrimination, nor maliciousness, nor are any evil tendencies found here. We are heirs to the Kingdom and everything in the Kingdom concerns us.
Who do you think is responsible for all these mighty works apart from the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is directly responsible for these works. When people argue that there is nothing like the Holy Spirit, what can they say now? Is He not responsible for everything? It is not understood by the world excepting us here in this Kingdom. Because He loved and revealed Himself to us. He teaches and leads us to the accurate knowledge of truth. The Comforter, the Spirit of truth, that was prophesied about has come and He has revealed all things to us.
The Comforter Does Not Teach Through Theological Schools
He did promise that when the Comforter comes He shall teach you all things and remind you of what He had said. (John 14:26) In other church denominations, it is common-place that people spend time and money to attend seminary colleges, and theological institutions to be taught about the word of God, and how to deliver sermons. Some even learn how to pray. Such persons are found reading prayers from books and sermons from already well prepared sheets. That is what obtains in the world. What is the situation in this Kingdom? The reverse is the case.
All the preachings, melodious songs, healings, prayers and other wonderful work here are done by the Holy Spirit. This should not escape your memory that the promised Holy Spirit is now on earth and is responsible for all works done around us. Tell it to the people that the promises of Christ are fulfilled. Tell them that the Comforter has come to stay. When people ask what you are talking about, what really is in Brotherhood and you reply that there is nothing, who then is responsible for all these works around us. Brethren, who sings, prays, preaches and does all these things if you claim that there is nothing in Brotherhood. Is your claim true? Since you want to attribute the glory to yourself and claim responsibility for these works, all these years that you are wandering with a basket-full of tears on your head without any help, were you able to do these works? Were you able to comprehend what is going on here? Why not call a spade a spade?
Take A Stand
Sometimes when you are asked about the phenomenon that is responsible for these works, you maintain sealed-lips, refusing to speak the truth. You will not call a spade a spade. All along that you were not here, have these works never been done? Since you are sitting on the fence and neither claim you are the doer of the work nor do you attribute the works to the Holy Spirit, who is responsible for all these works? Who brings the dead back to life? Who heals, restores sight to the blind? Who makes the lame to walk, the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak? The leprous are cleansed, the oppressed are released and those who have court cases are discharged and acquitted. Since you are indifferent and will not declare openly that those works are not done by you or that they are done by the Holy Spirit, who then is the doer of all these works? Our work is to reveal Him to the whole world. We have to bear witness about the Holy Spirit and tell the whole world that He is here on earth to dwell with men.
God Is A Spirit
Have you not heard that the Lord is the Spirit and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty? (2 Cor 3:17) Our Lord Jesus Christ said, "The hour cometh when the true worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth for such the Father seeks to worship Him". (John 4:23-24) Can you realize how the two statements complement each other. The first says, the Lord is a Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Our Lord Jesus Christ said, "God is a spirit and His worshippers must worship Him in Spirit and in truth". Can you distinguish between these two statements? There is possible resemblance of two statements, for they are one.
The Concept Of The Triune God
Again, Our Lord Jesus Christ said that I and the Father are one. (John 10:30) If the Father is a Spirit, it means the Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ is a Spirit as well. Wherever the Father is, there the Christ is also found. That is the concept of the oneness of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is responsible for all these works. But here in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, it is common to hear that some people are called wonderful doctor, wonderful healer, wonderful preacher and such like names. All those who accept these fake names are ignorant of the truth. As far as I am concerned, I cannot accept such names because I have come to the accurate knowledge of the truth, to the fact that the Holy Spirit is the only one who heals, preaches, prays, sings, counsels and does all other works.
We Are Powerless
If you who have been in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star for the past twenty years and more and you have not been able to understand any bit of Brotherhood, how much less the people of the world. On one hand, you vow that from today you will never do a certain thing again. By the same time the following day, before you realize it, you have already indulged in the same act again. Who is responsible for that? Is it not the Holy Spirit, the perfect arranger? On the other hand, you will vow that you will do a certain thing, that nothing will hinder you from doing it in the end, you are eluded of the ability to accomplish that thing. Who is responsible for your inability to do as you wished? This is to make you understand that all of us are empty, excepting the Holy Spirit. We cannot accomplish and comprehend anything by ourselves. We should make reference to Isaiah Chapter two where we are told that the mountain of the Lord (the Holy Spirit)shall be elevated above all other hills, and all the nations shall come unto it to be taught of Him. (Isa 2:2). This means that the Holy Spirit is the doer of all things.
These works are neither done by me, nor you nor anyone else. It is the Holy Spirit who is doing all the work. He is the supernatural teacher. He is the healer. He is the director. He is the Leader. He is the Father and Mother. He is the one teaching and He is the one doing everything. Call Him the Holy Spirit and understand that He is the one doing everything.
We have no problems whatsoever in this Kingdom. If somebody confronts you on the issue of the Holy Spirit, declare it openly to Him that the promise of our Lord Jesus Christ about the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, is now made manifest. The testimony of our Lord Jesus Christ is fulfilled. Neither add nor subtract from it. Brethren, I will not take you further than this. Let our golden text be read.
Golden Text: Matthew 12:32
"And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven Him; but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come."
The Holy Spirit Is The Only Cock To Crow
Brethren, have you heard the text? Our Lord Jesus Christ did not bear witness about any other person apart from the Holy Spirit. Peter, James, John, Paul and others bore witness about Our Lord Jesus Christ but Christ bore witness about the Holy Spirit. All the prophets, including Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah and others testified of Christ, but Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself did not bear witness about any other person than the Holy Spirit.
Now we are to bear witness about the Holy Spirit and to tell the people of the world about Him alone, telling them to understand that He is the one doing all these works. Whatever we are seeing, the sermon we are hearing, the melodious songs, the dexterous dances, the prayers offered, testimonies and every activity of this Kingdom are all done by the Holy Spirit. He alone is responsible for all these works. Since the people of the world are still groping in ignorance, they have not been led to the accurate knowledge of the truth. That is why the concept of the Holy Spirit is very strange to them.
He has assumed rulership all over the flesh. He rules over the Spirit. He rules in the sun, in the moon, in the waters, stars, oceans, sky, heavens and earth and in all visible and invisible planets. He is the only cock to crow. All schools of thought, societies, organizations, companies are subjected unto the rule of the Holy Spirit. This explains why you cannot do anything on your own again. No angel can do anything again. No jupiter can do anything again, apart from Him. Whatever the Holy Spirit has opened no one can shut, and whatever He has shut no one can open. We have no problems, no matter the amount of the work before us. Should we just believe and surrender not only our lives, but every other thing about us unto Him, knowing quite well that He does work, we shall have no further problems. In addition, we have to tell it to the people of the world that the long expected Holy Spirit, the Comforter, promised long, is now on earth dwelling amongst men. You are also at liberty to open the portion in the Bible that contains these promises made by Our Lord Jesus Christ. Open to them to prove your claim. Tell them that the one written about, the Spirit of truth, the Comforter has come to teach and lead every man to the accurate knowledge of the truth, and that the testimony of Christ is fulfilled. The Holy Spirit will appear immediately, teach and counsel that person. He will reveal Himself to the person and you will be surprised to admit that what you are saying is the truth. It is not by your preaching, but because the Holy Spirit has counselled Him. If you ask somebody to identify something which the Holy Spirit has not revealed to Him, the person will not know what you are presenting to him. Even if something is laid conspicuously, if the Holy Spirit does not reveal it to anybody, no one will see it. If He does not ask you to look at a certain thing, you cannot see it. Therefore, He is the visible and invisible. If He does not reveal Himself to anybody, no one will know or comprehend Him.
The Promise Of God Fulfilled
I have told you that I am not the doer of all these works that you have witnessed. Am I insane to tell you that I am responsible for these works? It had been written about the Holy Spirit to accomplish all these works. Now He has come and all the works around us are done by Him alone. And He said, "If you love Me keep My commandments and I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever". Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him but ye know Him for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you". (John 14:15-17)
Brethren, the issue of the Holy Spirit has indeed confounded the whole world. Where is the wise and prudent? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Hath God not made foolish the wisdom of this world? That is the reason our Lord Jesus Christ told Thomas, blessed is the man who does not see, yet he believes. (John 20:29) He was referring to the Holy Spirit. If you tell the people of the world that this work is done by man, you have blasphemed. What does it cost you to tell the people that the work is done by the Holy Spirit? The moment you present the Holy Spirit as the doer, you are liberated. Just as the disciples attributed all the works in those days to our Lord Jesus Christ, so we are duty-bound in these last days to attribute all the works around us to the Holy Spirit.
Our duty is to let the whole world realize and believe that the long expected Comforter, the Holy Spirit, has come to dwell with His children. We have to announce to them that the Holy Spirit is responsible for all the wonderful works done in these last days. Hitherto the orthodox churches, and, all christendom never believed in the Holy Spirit but the reverse is the case today. Now all the churches are seeking for the Holy Spirit. By His special grace, the Holy Spirit has revealed Himself to them that He loves amongst them.
All Powers Are Under His Feet
You should realize that all the melodious songs rendered here, all dexterous dances, the efficacious prayers, the wonderful sermons preached, the recondite wisdom revealed, the thought provoking testimonies, the wonderful healings, the reformation from worldliness to godliness, and others too many to be mentioned, are all accomplished by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, let thanks, praises, honour, power, dominion and all reverence be ascribed to the Holy Spirit in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. A-men.
He has taken dominion over the whole world. All the powers in heaven and on earth; all the principalities and powers; all the inhabitants of heaven and earth all are subjected unto the rule of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, at all times, especially throughout this week, let us listen to Him. Let us submit unto his preachings and instructions and practice same.
I have told you when we started this gospel that throughout this week our topic will be the Holy Spirit. I have started with this. In the night I shall analyze this same topic. Tomorrow and throughout this week, I shall expatiate and continue on the same line, namely, that the Holy Spirit has come by Himself and that these works are accomplished by Him.
Heed God's Instructions
Remember what our Lord Jesus Christ said that any blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is unforgivable, neither in this world nor in the world to come. Bridle your tongue, be careful of what proceeds out of your mouth. Also, be careful of what you listen to, and see, so that you will be saved. For it is said "Obedience is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams." (1 Sam 15:22). Our work is to listen to the teachings and instructions of the Holy Spirit and practice them. We have to broadcast them for others to emulate us. Do whatever He commands you to do and say exactly what He commands you to speak. Comply with all His dos and don'ts. The most precious thing in this Kingdom is the Reception of the Holy Spirit which is normally organized by the Spiritual Children Fellowship the world over. No other activities or celebration in this Kingdom are to be compared with the Reception of the Holy Spirit. There has been marvelous significant changes in the world since the inception of the "Reception of the Holy Spirit on earth." If you understand what we mean, you would rejoice greatly.
Rejoice In The Holy Spirit
When you go out to preach, do not preach any other thing, but tell the people that the long expected Holy Spirit, the Comforter promised, is now on earth. Let them know that the testimony of Christ is now fulfilled. If anyone asks you to show Him the Holy Spirit, tell him to pray very fervently for the Holy Spirit to reveal Himself unto him. That is why you are duty-bound to go forth and preach the word of God to the people, that they may repent of their evil deeds and get baptized. He will not fail to receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will reveal Himself to him, direct, teach and lead him unto the accurate knowledge of the truth.
Therefore, let us no longer attribute anything to any other person, or being, but we should give all thanks, praises, dominion and power and the ability to do everything unto the Holy Spirit who has come to rule the whole world. If we attribute everything unto Him for His divine will to be made manifest, we are saved.
Do not ascribe the glory due to the Holy Spirit unto yourself, neither should you give his glory to anything or person. Do not blaspheme against the Holy Spirit as this will attract eternal punishment unto you. Anyone who rejects the instructions of the Holy Spirit rejects life and shall not see good days. Nothing shall ever be good with us as long as we do not heed His advice. But if we comply with His teachings and instructions, it shall forever be well with us in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Brethren, a stroke of the cane is sufficient unto the wise. I will not be tedious unto you. Let those who have ears, hear. May God bless His Holy Words. Amen.
Thank You Father.
REFERENCE: Divine Sermon Delivered By The Sole Spiritual Head Of The Universe, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu on: "THE ERA OF THE HOLY SPIRIT."