First Bible Lesson: John 14:6
Jesus said unto him I am the way the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.
Second Bible Lesson: Matthew 23:8
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Golden Text: John 7:16-17
Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
THE ONLY TEACHER:
Brethren, the above texts form my testimony about Our Lord Jesus Christ. I am a witness to the truth, just as it is. Christ is quoted in the first lesson thus:"I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me." In the whole world, who is the person that believes in Him or in His words? This is the source of all the problems in the whole world.
In The Second Lesson He gave another injunction that you should not call any man a teacher for we all are brethren. This is another point that man has refused to listen to. He has His reason for giving that injunction yet nobody cares to know. Rather the people queried why they should listen to a man who was not educated in the conventional way and whose mother was a common woman and His Father a carpenter. The Lord ascribed nothing to Himself. He made it clear in the Golden Text that: "My teaching is not mine but His who sent me." He continued in the next verse that anyone who wishes to understand whether the words He spoke came from Him or from God should practise His teachings. Therefore, brethren, I am equally advising you to practise my teachings to verify whether the teachings are of God so that you will stop questioning the source of power and truth in this kingdom. People should not sit at akimbo watching the trend of events in this kingdom. From this year 1995, let the entire world endeavor to practise this truth and then watch the results. It pays no one to continue investigating and researching into Brotherhood, because as it is said, the taste of the pudding is in the eating.
What the whole world is doing today is a repetition of what Adam and Eve did. They did not know God who created them because they did not listen to Him and did not believe in Him. God had warned them not to listen to any other creature, NOT EVEN THE ANGELS AND SPIRITS. He promised to lead them to the truth. In the end Adam and Eve listened to a strange teaching which misled them. God had instructed them to eat of every fruit in the garden except the one which was of good and evil; that if they ate of it they would die. When the deceiver queried them why they did not eat of the fruit, Eve told him that God said they should not taste of it, lest they died. The tempter told her that God did not want them to become wise, hence, the embargo (Genesis 3:5). On that note, Eve first tasted of it and lured Adam into it too. The question now is, since Adam and Eve did not know their left from their right, and they did not even know God their creator,did they know the truth? They did not know the truth. Most unfortunately, they handed this same ignorance and unbelief to their descendants from Cain to Abel and their subsequent offsprings. It is only Our Lord Jesus Christ who knew the right way and God. This explains why He affirmed that He is the way, the truth, and the life..Unfortunately, none accepts Him nor believes in Him.
MAN'S FAILURE TO PRACTISE GOD'S INJUNCTIONS:
Initially, God was passing through intermediaries to reach the people. As time went on the people asked why God did not think it appropriate to come and talk to them personally. He promised them that He would and He did come as Our Lord Jesus Christ. But because he came through Mary and Joseph as His biological parents, the people rejected Him. They said His mother Mary was the least regarded of all women in the land and His father, a carpenter, was a man of mean repute. And so they dismissed Christ by the wave of the hand and derided Him. This explains why none of them attempted to practise His teachings. All the while, the people were busy questioning the source of His wisdom. In addition to not receiving any formal education and not being from a priesthood family, they looked at Him as a person who was possessed by demons. They did not stop at that, they accused Him of blasphemy and finally killed Him; thereby making nonsense of his divine teachings.
Today people rather prefer to receive teachings from the whites, from the Greeks, India, Germany and other countries recognized as centers of learning in contravention of Christ's injunctions that no one should call another one a teacher or be taught of any man. Apart from God, none can teach. And I want to inform you that any teaching which is not from the Father leads one to damnation.
JERUSALEM EXITS ONLY IN NAME:
Go to Jerusalem now and observe if you will find one person who knows God or believes in Him. It is only faithlessness and unbelief that you will find in the whole of Israel. The people are wondering about the globe as lost sheep. This is exactly what the whole world is suffering from. This is because men do not know their Father. Any man who refuses to know and accord his Father recognition does not prosper.
THE VANITY OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE:
All the teachings you receive from men are counterfeit. God is the only Creator and Teacher. He alone has eyes, ears, and can think. Any man who continues to be taught by men is doomed.
Whatever name a person answers is not what introduces him to God or indicates that he knows God. The fact that a person is Pope, Archbishop, Reverend Father, Pastor, etc., is not a proof of his level of righteousness. People are simply ignorant about the ways of God else, who can boldly say as did Our Lord Jesus Christ that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and that no one gets to the Father except through Him? Except we follow His teachings, there is no other source of salvation for mankind.
It is written in the prophets that God shall teach them all things. If God does not teach you, you cannot know. Man is so afflicted on earth today because he has refused to be taught by God and has not endeavored to know Him as his Father. It is for this reason that when God finally obliged man's request to come and dwell physically on earth, men rather made a jest of Him and called Him names. When God used Pilate to test the temperament of the people or feel their pulses about Christ (whether He should be released) they all shouted in one voice, crucify Him! Barabbas whom they wanted released was a murderer, a politician, and a heinous criminal, yet the people insisted that he should be freed (Luke 23:18). They rather preferred that Christ the Savior of mankind should be crucified. If the Jews were to know that the man they were persecuting was God, would they have behaved so?
Are you aware that of all the things created by God, man is the most valued? But does man know this? Men rather desire to be like angels without asking whether there has ever been an angel which God referred to as His Begotten Son? There are big and powerful animals, fishes, birds, angels and other creatures yet God has never called any of these, My Son, this day have I begotten thee. Of all His creatures it is only man that he created in His image and gave man superintendency over all other creatures. In spite of all the glory which God has given to man, yet man has not accorded himself appropriate recognition and right of place.
MAN, RETRACE YOUR STEPS:
I thank God immensely for coming into the world and for achieving all these feats and glorifying Himself. Despite His goodness and love to mankind, none appreciates it let alone reciprocate His love. Not minding man's ungratefulness and unbelief, He has come down by Himself in human form to teach and lead man to the whole truth. He sacrifices Himself and goes through all kinds of abuse in order that we may live. He also washed His disciples' feet to show His high regard for men. If God could wash men's feet, is it not proper to refer to men as gods? The problem with man is that he is already so drunk with the old wine that there is no space left for the new wine.
A FAITHLESS GENERATION:
Our Lord Jesus Christ performed great wonders that amazed the whole world but instead of appreciating His gestures, people rather went to Him and asked of the source of His power. He in turn asked them from where came the baptism of John; whether it came from man or heaven. That was the condition He gave them before He would answer their question. The Jews who had confronted Him with the questions reasoned amongst themselves that if they should say it came from man they would be stoned because John the Baptist was regarded as a prophet of God and if they should say it came from God then they would also be asked why they could not believe in Him. The Jews were confused and they simply said that they had no answer. The Lord knowing their minds equally said that He would not answer their question. This is exactly what is happening in this age. Nevertheless, this is the last time that such nonsense would happen. Any man who fails to follow the way of God would have himself to blame. He has come to straighten every crooked path and stamp His supremacy as God. Let us all follow Him for He is God.
OLD PROPHESIES FULFILLED:
The angel of the Lord revealed that a virgin would conceive and give birth to a male child to be called Emmanuel, which means God with men. But because they desired not the wisdom of God, they called Him Jesus, the Savior. No one knew them, or is aware even now that He is the creator of heaven and earth. His wisdom is unparalleled to man's and is not obtainable from any institution of learning. Let reference be made to our first lesson:
First Bible Lesson: John 14:6
"Jesus saith unto him I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me."
THE ONLY GUIDE TO MAN:
The whole world owes it a duty to emulate Our Lord Jesus Christ and follow His steps. Whether you are a Pope, Archbishop, or whatever, we all have to worship Him and follow Him sheepishly. HE IS THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE SON OF GOD, SON OF MAN AND GOD HIMSELF. We have no other duty than to obey and worship Him if we desire to have life. If you are a member of any cult, this is not the time for such unprofitable exercise. Such associations were formed when Adam and Eve derailed from the path of rectitude into that of destruction. Societies are carnal inventions which are not of God.
TAKE A DECISION NOW:
There is no more time for procrastination. This is the moment of decision so take a decision now and free yourself from sin once and for all. He has instructed us to stop eating meat and fish; stop drinking and fornication. God did not create the animals, fishes,and birds for human consumption. Rather man was given the authority to superintend over them (Genesis 1:28). If we begin to practise this injunction, then shall we have eternal life, peace,and prosperity.
Do not contest His activities or doubt Him. He is an embodiment of power, wisdom, love and peace. Do not allow the orthodox churches you attend influence you, do not be controlled by the learning you have received from the universities or any other institution of learning. Develop unshakable faith in God because He alone can give you life.
I TEACH YOU IN BITS:
If I should narrate the evolution of the world, it will take us some time. The evolution of life is nothing new. But we are now in the end of times and the terminal point of our journey. This is the time God has come to assume His rulership. It is expedient, therefore, that man should know his creator, worship Him and be aware of the secrets and intricacies in the kingdom of God. Let our second lesson be read once again.
Second Bible Lesson: Matthew 23:8
"And be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your Master, even Christ and all ye are brethren."
HE IS THE ONLY TEACHER:
Brethren, call no one teacher because God is the only Teacher and instructor. In the same vein, do not allow any man to call you teacher for we all are brethren. If you were to know that we come from the same stock, would you tell lies or try to cheat or harm your fellow brother? Would you cause division, create class or race distinction if you were to know that we are all one? No man would despise the other if he were to realise that no difference exists between him and his neighbor.
HIS TEACHING PROVIDES LIFE:
Every other teaching and exercise is mundane and destructive. But the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ lead to eternal life. When it is said that the Lord took a cane and flogged the people who were carrying on commercial activities in His Father's temple (John 2:15-16), it does not mean that He used an ordinary cane to whip them. It was through the word of God preached to them and by listening to His words, their conscience were pricked. We are the temple of God which have been used for commercial and filthy purposes. When He had flogged them thoroughly and he had also driven out of them the lust for wealth, the people regrouped and asked Him what sign He could offer as a proof of His power. Then He told them that he could destroy the temple and reconstruct it within three days (John 2:19). The people again did not understand Him as they did not know the temple He meant. Christ made it clear that He willingly surrendered His life and that no man could snatch it from Him and that He could retrieve it if He so desired (John 10:18). When He talked of destroying the temple and rebuilding it in three days, the people looked at Him as a mad person. They told Him that it took their fathers forty-seven years to construct that temple which He claimed could be rebuilt within three days, if destroyed. The people took that statement as evidence of His insanity. No man would have been able to hurt Christ if He had not consented to it. Unlike human beings, He is not subject to human destruction. He came to lead men to the truth. GOD CHANGES NOT AND HE IS NOT SUBJECT TO MEN'S OPINIONS. HE ABIDES IN YOU AND IN ALL THINGS. LISTEN TO HIM ALONE AND DO HIS WILL. DO NOT EMULATE YOUR PARENTS, GOVERNMENT OR FRIENDS. IF YOU DO THE PEOPLE AND INSTITUTIONS WILL LEAD YOU ASTRAY.
Christ told the Jews that if they desired to know the source and efficacy of His words, they should put His words into practise. It is necessary that all of us should emulate and obey Christ. Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is the new Kingdom of God. The pathway to life, light, love and truth. People are merely wasting their time, money and energy to investigate Brotherhood. Nobody takes Brotherhood of the Cross and Star seriously, not even the members. But it is the New Kingdom as well as the Christ. The condition in it is NO CROSS, NO CROWN. This explains why He said that he who overcomes will be made a pillar in His Father's temple (Revelation 3:12), and will rule over nations. As Christ overcame death and was crowned so also shall we overcome and be crowned. This means oneness which is Brotherhood by implication. Read our Golden Text once again.
GOLDEN TEXT: John:7:16-17:
"Jesus answered them, and said:My doctrine is not mine but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall of the know doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I of speak myself."
THE TRUTH IS UNSHAKABLE:
Christ has proved the truth beyond doubt. His teachings are the golden fleece that the whole world has rejected. The attendant benefits for practising the word of God are so great. Instead of the world to practise Christ's teachings, they rather come in here to carry out various research work which avail them nothing. Anyone who wants to live should endeavor to practise God's injunctions at all times. We should refrain from what He tells us to refrain from. If we should practise that from this year 1995, your prosperity and joy will be boundless. The more we give testimonies about the love and power of God, the more He is glorified. THE MOSAIC VEIL WHICH HAD BLOCKED MAN'S EYES AND EARS ARE REMOVED BY THE FATHER THROUGH HIS WORDS.
Any man who desires to know the source and power of any teachings should practise the particular teachings. If the whole world should practise these teachings before the end of this year, peace, prosperity and love will return to mankind. In the same token, if all Nigerians and indeed Africans practise this gospel, their problems will end. This gospel is the panacea to our sickness, hunger, poverty, and all problem.
It is not God's wish that any should perish. This explains why the gospels are made available to the whole world in casettes, video, and through the print media. Because of the abundant peace, love, joy, and prosperity, the whole world testifies that it is God who works here. I AM NOT GOD BUT I INSIST ON THE WORDS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THAT, IF THE PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHETHER THE WORDS ARE CHRIST'S OR HIS FATHER'S THAT THEY SHOULD PRACTISE THEM. ANY MAN WHO WANTS TO SEE GOD PHYSICALLY AND FEEL HIS IMPACT SHOULD PRACTISE HIS WORDS. GOD IS REVEALING HIMSELF IN VARIOUS WAYS TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN HIM. HERE WE DO NOT USE ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS,NO BURNING OF CANDLES OR INCENSE AND NO INCANTATIONS OR ANY FORM OF RITUAL. IT IS ENOUGH IN BELIEVING IN HIM AND KEEPING HIS COMMANDS. EVEN SATAN AFFIRMS THAT GOD IS NOW ON EARTH. IT IS NOT MAN,ANGEL OR SPIRIT THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW ON EARTH. I URGE THE ENTIRE WORLD TO PRACTISE THE TEACHINGS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
THE ADVENT OF THE PROMISED COMFORTER:
As it was prophesied that Christ would come as the Messiah whose blood shall wash away the sins of men and it happened, so is the fulfillment of the coming of the Comforter by Our Lord Jesus Christ. In His dialogue with the Samaritan woman, Christ told her that a time would come when true worshippers of God shall worship Him in Spirit and in Truth for He desires such to worship Him (John 4:23). It is now mandatory that all men should worship Him and keep His commandments. It is only by practising the teachings of the Holy Spirit, and that act only, will really introduce God to you and avail you of His abundant blessing.
OLD PROPHECIES FULFILLED:
All the prophets of old, including Malachi bore eloquent testimonies about the coming of Christ and testified about the Holy Spirit when He said that it was expedient that He went away to pave the way for the Holy Spirit to come and lead men to the truth. The Holy Spirit has now come and His impact and presence is felt the world over. Any man or creature who refuses to obey Him should pray fervently for himself.
Christ said it was destined for man to die once and thereafter the judgement. It is written that Our Lord Jesus Christ, in His second coming shall have nothing to do with sinners. He would come to those who had prepared themselves for Him. For this reason, He said, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28). HIS REST IS THE COMMANDMENTS THAT HE GIVES TO PEOPLE TO REPENT OF THEIR SINS AND BE BAPTIZED. ONCE YOU CONFESS YOUR SINS, REPENT AND ARE BAPTISED, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOUR WAY WILL BE CLEAR. READ MATTHEW 20:1-END. THE STORY THAT A MAN ONCE HIRED LABOURERS INTO HIS FIELD AND PROMISED TO PAY EACH OF THEM A PENNY AT THE END OF THE DAY IS A PARABLE. IT IS NOT THAT HE ACTUALLY PAID THEM A PENNY AS SUCH. IT WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT. THOSE WHO BEGAN TO WORK IN THE FIELD EARLIER THAN OTHERS WERE PAID EQUAL FEE NOT MINDING THE TIME THEY STARTED THE WORK. THAT IS A TRUE INDICATION OF EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. ANY MAN WHO IS DEVOID OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS IN GREAT TROUBLE. ANYBODY WHO COMPLIES WITH THE INJUNCTIONS OF GOD IS ENDOWED WITH THE SPIRIT OF GOD AND CANNOT MAKE MISTAKES. ANY MAN WHO REFUSES TO COMPLY WITH GOD'S INJUNCTIONS SHOULD BLAME HIMSELF.
THE POWER BEHIND BAPTISM:
Our Lord Jesus Christ was on earth for thirty years but He could not perform any significant work. But from the moment He got baptised He received the Holy Spirit. It was only then that He made the declaration:"I and my Father are one." (John 10:30). All the words that He spoke came from the Father. He was responsible for nothing and did not claim any responsibility for whatever He did. It was the Holy Spirit in Him that did everything. This explains why He said to His Father, " Into thy hands I commend my spirit." (Luke 23:46). Soon after that statement He gave up the ghost. His experience of death could be compared to one changing his former clothes to put on a new one. After three days, the Father returned into the body of Christ and He resurrected. This is what will happen to all obedient children of God. But there is no prophet or even Christ's disciple that did His will.
THE ABODE OF GOD:
It is said that, any man who loves God would love his brother. Man is the temple of God and His abode. If a man is killed, it means that God has lost his dwelling place. If you slap a man, or cause problems to that "temple," it means it is the owner of the house that is put in pains. If a man drinks, smokes, fornicates, or defiles the temple of God in any way, it is God who is denied a dwelling place.
Therefore, we should endeavor to keep God's temple clean always in order that He could come in and abide there. Beloved, I shall not take you much further; it is said that a stroke of the cane is sufficient unto the wise. He that has ears should hear. May God bless His Holy Word. Amen.
Thank You Father.