TEXT OF DISCOURSE: MATTHEW 16:1-END
Re-examine verses 1-12
Beloved, the main point, considering our text of discourse is on the empty, and indeed, misleading inventions and teachings of man. Various misleading teachings have been brought into the world by different church denominations, religious organizations, and some so-called secret societies. Therefore, beware! Else you would be misled. There is no eternal life in the church denominations
that abound in this world. The teachings imparted there are counterfeit, empty and void. Aside from the teachings of the Holy Spirit that the Father imparts to you here in the kingdom, there is no other place such teachings abound. Therefore shun all other teachings and hold firm to the teachings of this kingdom.
The leaven of the Pharisees, you must note, does not mean the bread you eat, but the diverse misleading doctrines that existed by then, which are increasingly imbibed today.
Read John 10:1-8
Know from now that the church denominations, the world over are indeed worldly. This is because none of them preaches and practises the doctrines and teachings of Christ. The teachings and doctrines of Christ require exemplary lifestyles. That is, a person who has love and mercy should express these attributes for others to emulate. In order to be worthy of Christ, you must live by examples. One who proclaims Christ only with his lips without emulating His footsteps is not worthy of Him. In fact, such a person is not a true disciple of Christ. The teachings of Christ requires abhorring segregation, anger and other vices. Or simply, it requires leading a righteous life. What exists in the world today is the spirit of division and segregation. That is why a member of one religious group would find it extremely difficult to embrace and receive a member of some other religious leanings. This is not practised in B.C.S. We are bound by the Spirit of love and oneness. This is the teaching of Christ which you must adhere to at all times. Do not imbibe any other teaching that is at variance with this; else, you will find yourself ejected from God's kingdom. All the church denominations and their members are carnally minded therefore do not harken unto them. You must not adhere to societal norms and traditions that are at variance with
the teachings of Christ, if you expect to have a share in God's kingdom. In the world, you are taught to be violent and vindictive, hence, anyone who acts contrary to these ways is said to be a coward. Shun such teachings and turn to the teachings imparted by the Holy Spirit in this kingdom.
The world argues that the issue of man not eating meat and fish has no spiritual support. They would even refer you to what is nominated in: 1 TIMOTHY 4:1-5: "Now the spirit speaketh expressly, that in latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron. Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving. For it is sanctified by the words of God and prayer."
This is a biblical excerpt which they do not even know the actual meaning of. It is high time you refrained from eating of fish and meat and all other acts which defile the body. The time is nigh for us to purify our bodies for the Holy Spirit to indwell us. Note that it is only the teachings taught here that qualify the entire inhabitants of the world to come into the kingdom of God. Shun other teachings from churches, traditionalists and patriarchs of old for such will not lead you to any useful purpose.
KEEP TO THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST. Read JOHN 14:6-12
Beloved, the entire world, churches and other secular organizations in it are without God's teachings. The true and sound teachings of God can only be obtained in B.C.S. and these are the only teachings that would salvage the entire world.
Earlier, Christ's teaching was seasoned with division and carnality as He commanded His disciples not to go among the Gentiles but to restrict their activities only to the lost sheep of Israel. However, in His subsequent teachings, He clearly told us that His mission was to come and die as a ransom for the unity and salvation of the human race. The death of Christ put an end to the works of darkness and paved the way for sound teachings, the concept of love and oneness. Christ knew that His work was not perfect, hence, He emphatically said in John 16:12-15: "I have yet many things to say but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when He the spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of Himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and He will show you things to come.
He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine and he shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you."
Beloved, it is only the Holy Spirit that can lead the world aright. Read 2 TIMOTHY 3:1-8: "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, dispisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning and never able come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate, concerning the faith."
Are the things read to you not happening in the world today? Hitherto, people criticized B.C.S. for observing fasting and abstaining from eating of meat and fish. But what is the situation today? Have the worldly people not emulated these practices by B.C.S? It was seventy years after the death of Christ that the people of Israel sought a republic from the Roman Empire. As a result of this, fierce war broke out between the two sections, the people of Israel on one hand, and the Roman Empire on the other. The tide of the war was so high that the majority of the Israelites were exterminated. Only ninety thousand were left. The said ninety thousand were those who climbed up, and hid on the mountain tops, who never knew anything about God. This ninety thousand people were dispersed to form different nations like Russia, Germany, Ethiopia, and America and the rest of the nations. And three hundred years later, Roman Catholic started to operate. This story is very symbolic when you refer to what the scripture says in
2 TIMOTHY 4:1-5: "I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be in season and out of season, reprove rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
For the time will come when men shall not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lust shall heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. And they shall turn their ears away from the truth, and shall be given unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry."
God is all knowing. He is the master planner who knows how best to design His affairs. He knows all things that will happen in the next two or three thousand years. Nothing had ever taken God unawares. This is why it is said that if you are spiritually minded, you will be ready for whatever is coming ahead. If you live in the flesh and you are not cautious, you will be overtaken by events.
Brethren, after a period of three hundred years, the Roman Catholics came into existence. It was Boniface and other Roman Catholic people who founded Roman Catholicism although they did not know the doctrines or teachings of Christ, for people like Peter and other close followers of Christ, who would have taught them the ways of Christ had been killed. Thus, they did not have those who will guide them to the true path of Christ. You have now seen that the system and doctrines introduced by these early founders were adulterated and so confusion set in.
The religious system fomented chaos and caused untold havoc. The entire teachings of Christ have been destroyed and this has plunged the world into her present and lamentable state. What is found in Timothy 4:3 has manifested today. The people of today no longer endure sound teachings. None in the world knows what would happen in the next century because nobody has reached the accurate knowledge of the truth. The teachings imparted to you here, lead to the accurate knowledge of the truth.
You are enjoined to adhere to them in order not to be taken unawares in the future, for you do not know what will transpire in the next two or three thousand years. Adhere to these sound teachings for they are meant for the children of God. All other teachings are too deceitful and dangerous for your consumption.
DISTORTION OF THE DIVINE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST:
There also emerged Martin Luther, a German who once went to Italy to acquire knowledge in the Seminary, as they called their institution of learning. During the holidays, he went into the remote areas of Italy and there, he realized that the people he discovered there were the remnants of Christ's followers and that the teachings they embraced were unique compared to the ones he studied in the Seminary which were also said to be teachings of Christ. These remnants of Christ's followers practised abstinence from fish, meat, and killing, they embraced the doctrine of oneness and love as are obtained in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. These teachings astounded Martin Luther because they were unique compared to what he was taught in the Seminary. And on this note he framed the ninety-nine questions, and threw same to the Roman Catholics who could not provide answers. This generated disaffection among the people and it later resulted in what was called "The Holy Wars." These wars led to the killing of many Christians.
It is now claimed that Peter was the most intimate disciple of Our Lord Jesus Christ, but why did they have to kill him, the only person who would have shown them the way? This is the cause of the untold chaos now prevalent in the world. The teachings that abound in the Roman Catholic sect are at variance with that of Christ. If critically examined, it would be realized that the Roman Catholic Church has teachings that have to do with the worship of mermaid. They have to a great extent, disorganized things in the religious system, but for the fact that God is Omnipotent, it would not have been so easy to streamline things again in the system.
THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FORETOLD IN ISLAM:
If you take your mind back the lane of history you would recall that when Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was about to die, his followers asked him to tell them what their fate would be when he died. Mohammed told them that he was empty and void, hence, he could not save himself, talk less of saving his followers; but when the Holy Spirit comes, He will lead their path. This statement is still fresh in the minds of the Moslems. Therefore, any Christian who is not serious shall be overtaken by the Moslems who are coming in great numbers. The Moslems have accepted the Holy Spirit because His coming marks the manifestation of what their leader told them centuries ago. And according to the scriptures, it is this Holy Spirit that would lead the entire world to the accurate knowledge of truth. We are now in the tail end of the twentieth century, the age in which all spoken words of God have fully manifested. No wonder all roads of various religions such as the Bahai Faith, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism now lead to B.C.S, the base of the Holy Spirit. Very soon, we shall have in the world, ONE FLOCK UNDER ONE SHEPHERD.
Let my peace and blessings rest and abide with the entire world, now and forever more, Amen.
Thank You Father.