TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 2:1-16
THE ORIGINAL KNOWLEDGE:
This is the time for everyone, animals, even the birds, to receive and practise the teachings of God. The knowledge imparted to you in Brotherhood of the Cross and star is original. No one can claim to have received such knowledge elsewhere. YOU SHOULD DISSEMINATE THE TEACHINGS OF BROTHERHOOD OF THE CROSS AND STAR TO OTHERS WHO ARE NOT OPPORTUNED TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH ME. THESE TEACHINGS ARE GIVEN TO YOU GRATIS AND YOU SHOULD ALSO IMPART THEM TO OTHERS FREELY. This fact is vindicated in the Scriptures. See excerpts below:
"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God. That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God." (1 Corinthians 2:12)
"Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils; freely ye have received, freely give." (Matthew 10:8).
The people of the world are ignorant about the word of God. And whatever knowledge they have are rooted in the world, as such they are not spiritual. There is a marked difference between the HOLY SPIRIT and the mundane spirit. The worldly people patronize occult practices to resolve their problems. All the churches in the world make use of the worldly spirit to solve their problems. This is why they are carnally minded, for they are devoid of the HOLY SPIRIT. The Bible excerpt below confirms the fact:
"For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God." (1 Corinthians 2:11).
A MAN OF GOD:
If Brotherhood of the Cross and Star were to be operated by the worldly spirit, the whole world would have known the truth by now. THE SPIRIT OPERATING HERE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MUNDANE THINGS. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE FOLD PROFESSES THE FATHER AND HIS WORKS ON EARTH. Those who have the worldly spirit cannot understand what the person with the Holy Spirit discusses. This explains the fact that there are two categories of men in the world- the man of flesh and the man of the Holy Spirit, which is stated in the Biblical excerpt below:
"That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit." (JOHN 3:6). It is also stated in the Scripture that: "He that cometh from above is above all; he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth, he that cometh from the heaven is above all: And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifies and no man receiveth his testimony. (JOHN 3:31-32)."
The people of the world know and receive the elementary spirit. But because they lack of the Holy Spirit, hence they cannot understand the ways of God. If one is spiritual, his or her deal center on spiritual things, which is underscored by the excerpt below:
"It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, the first man, Adam was made a living soul, the third Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural: and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthly. The second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthly such are they also that are earthly: and is the heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." (1 Corinthians 15:44-49).
THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD:
One can now see the cause of the world's problems. The Holy Spirit of God that rules the world dwells in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. He is all knowing. The people of the world do not know God despite continuous preaching because they are not destined to. It is the spirit of evil that predominates the world.
Wherever the people of the world are, they must talk about witches, ghosts, and emphasize the need for tradition and observance of taboos. All their dreams focus on frivolous things.
They look for amulet for protection, ignoring the scriptural advice: "Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand the devil in the evil day, ...And having on the breastplate of righteousness. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit which is the word of God." (Ephesians 5:11-17).
LACK OF SPIRITUAL VALUES:
The people of the world are devoid of spiritual values of the above Biblical excerpt. They are not to compare themselves to members of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, for the teachings here are from the Father because of this the members are endowed with in-depth knowledge of God and his unlimited powers. Consequently, their pronouncements are fulfilled in no time. On the other hand, the worldly people's pronouncements are not effective because they are governed by elementary spirit, hence their use of talisman as props. The worldly spirit teaches fornication, stealing, lies, drunkenness, among other evils. God does not teach how to kill or perform evil acts against another person. These evils are taught in worldly schools and worldly literatures for people to learn. The activities of secret cults are also learned in higher institutions.
B.C.S. IS THE ONLY WAY OUT:
Unfortunately, there are very few books written about the Holy Spirit. People are taught to believe that this is no God. Instructions are given on how to minister herbs and drugs on the sick to eat meat and fish for protein and to drink wine for pleasure. These are social and religious problems of the contemporary society.
BROTHERHOOD OF THE CROSS AND STAR IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE TIME IS SPENT TO TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT THE WAYS OF GOD. That is why Brotherhood preaches against the telling of lies, stealing, fornication, among other social maladies. In fact, the fold advises people to shun all acts of evil. In Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, scriptures are not merely taught, but also these are demonstrated for members to emulate. Your previous experiences are thwarting your efforts to assimilate these natural teachings of God which you receive from Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. However, the Holy Spirit has conquered for you. The teachings of the devil are carnal.
GOD IS TRUTH:
God's teachings are rooted in the holiness, because it is directed by the Lord of Lords and Mighty Father, who is the truth.
The Spirit of God is the Spirit of confidence which has no fear. It is true that the spirit of flesh lacks self-confidence and it is generally regarded as "a dirty spirit." You are therefore admonished to shun unwholesome acts which will be against the ideals of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star.
Brotherhood members should count themselves lucky since they know what is good and bad. They are well informed about what the scripture says:
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, adultery, fornication, uncleanliness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, revellings, and such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in the time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." (Galatians 5:19-21).
The above excerpt clearly shows the work of the flesh which is against the ideals of Brotherhood. PEOPLE CONTINUE TO POUR LIBATION TO THE DEAD IN THE NAME OF TRADITION. The whole world is in ruin because the people have turned away from the way of God. However, God has avoided taking anybody unawares. He has come to change everything and bring man to sanity. Galatians 5:22-23 talks of the virtues of the Holy Spirit which is underscored by Brotherhood of the Cross and Star.
"But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, goodness, against such, there is no law." (Galatians 5:22-23).
I HAVE MANY THINGS TO TELL YOU:
JUST AS CHRIST DID SAY THAT HE HAD MANY THINGS TO TELL THE PEOPLE, SO DO I. I HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO TELL YOU BUT YOU CANNOT ACCOMMODATE THEM. ONE OF THESE THINGS IS THE ABSTENTION FROM EATING OF MEAT AND FISH, WHICH ONLY A NEGLIGIBLE NUMBER OF PEOPLE PRACTISE. People give untenable reasons for their continuous indulgence in drinking, fornication and offering of sacrifice to idols. When you advise somebody not be annoyed, he tells you that even Jesus Christ was annoyed when He whipped the people out of the temple of Jerusalem.
Nobody wants to accept my advice, for people still believe in the old laws of Moses, and they are opposed to the teachings of Brotherhood. The world's argument which does not hold water is that, since God created everything, these are all perfect for consumption.
Do you know that those who continue to tell lies, steal, and fornicate are the Father's enemies? If you do not practise the Father's injunction, it means you are against Him. What do you think of yourself if you oppose Him? Are you saved? I HAVE ABSOLUTE PRIVILEGE TO TEACH THE SCRIPTURES WITHOUT MOLESTATION, AND WHOEVER FAILS TO PRACTISE MY TEACHINGS SURELY HAS A PLACE IN HELL.
ARE YOU SAVED?
You claim to have been a member of Brotherhood of the Cross and star for two decades now, the question then is, have you refrained from fornication, annoyance, among other vices? YOUR SALVATION HANG UPON ABSTAINING FROM SINS. The moment you shun lies, you will behold peace, prosperity, and the beauty of the Father, AS WELL AS AUTOMATICALLY BECOMING A LEGITIMATE CHILD OF THE FATHER. See the Scripture: "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, Father." (Romans 8:15)
You are advised to stop occultic and voodoo practices but you feel that you cannot survive without these immaterial things because of many enemies who want you dead. Many judges, magistrates, governors, presidents, and other government functionaries spend their fortunes to procure amulets and rings for protection. These people are living in fear and they do not have any confidence in God. Rather, they are directed by the spirit of fear.
THE PHOBIA FOR NOTHING:
A man in Benin refused to shake hands and exchange pleasantries with people because of fear. This man was rarely seen outside. He installed telephones in all his rooms to communicate with people. Because of this phobia, he rarely travelled by air or road. This is what fear can do to those who do not believe in God. This man, like many people, indicated everything and was afraid of witches and evil forces.
Being engrossed in fear, you would want to consult seers and fortune tellers to forecast your future. These people, in order to fool you, get money from you, and they instill fear into you. They divine falsehood to you. These unscrupulous fortune tellers would deceive you to believe that without their charms and medicine, you would have died a long time ago. They could make false claims of attending meetings in India with witches.
Some use high sounding words such as `Spiritualism' to confuse the illiterate and gullible ones. PASTORS FEIGN IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS, AND THEY USE ARTIFICIAL TONE AND CRESCENDO TO CAJOLE THEIR CONGREGATION. ON THEIR INFORMAL INTERACTIONS WITH PEOPLE, THESE PASTORS DO NOT SPEAK THE WAY THEY DO AT THE PULPIT. THESE ARE THE WORKS OF SATAN.
FALSEHOOD IS ABHORRED IN B.C.S.:
These falsehoods have been imported into Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. People deceive others that they are going to link them up with the Father. The voodoo priest are good tricksters that they can manipulate every situation to their advantage. When you get into their shrines, a strange voice may say exactly what your problems are. It is likely you may have told the juju priest in the course of your discussion. And they use these tricks to earn their living.
Before this time, nobody accepted Brotherhood of the Cross and Star in Umuahia. This was so because there was no reliable person to promote this kingdom there. The people indulged in juju, charms, and they made talisman for the unbelievers. All these elementary spirits are used to deceive people for money. When they are disappointed by these powers, they seek for the true Father. There are a lot of people in Calabar who build houses at strategic positions and use them for evil practices. They deceive people that they are able to solve their problems. In no time, the Father will demolish these houses and their evil practices.
Brotherhood of the Cross and Star members are warned not to patronize these unwholesome acts. One of our sisters testified that she was taken to a place where she was shown a shrine and warned not to enter. The woman informed the owner of the shrine she was member of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, and that the Father is with her anywhere she goes to. As such, she could not be afraid of any situation. When his man wanted to consult his oracle, to his greatest surprise, the oracle was not effective any longer. This is a vindication of the power endowed on Brotherhood of the Cross and Star members. If the spirit of God is in you, you would have no fear. On the other hand, any person who is devoid of the spirit of God is prone to fear and the person lives in uncertainty.
FATHER IS ALWAYS WITH YOU:
I admonish you to put a stop to these evil practices. You should always pray when and where you have problems. The Father would solve the problems for you. But you would not heed this Fatherly advice but you still seek for the services of medical doctors. You are oblivious of the fact that the Father continues to administer unto his children.
May my Peace abide with the entire world. AMEN.
THANK YOU FATHER.