FIRST BIBLE LESSON: JOHN 13:34
"A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another as I have loved you."
SECOND BIBLE LESSON: JAMES 1:16-18
"Do not err, My beloved brethren. Every good gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruit of his creatures."
GOLDEN TEXT: JOHN 14:15-16
"If ye 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."
THE VANITY OF MATERIAL THINGS:
Beloved, the transition to the truth has been concluded. Gone are the days when we used to toy with the Word of God, and engage in ungodly acts. Man's carefree attitude to the Word of God terminated the previous year, 1994. The year 1995 has given birth to absolute truth and craving for righteousness. This gospel reveals what hitherto had been the hindrance to all the inhabitants of the world, including the members of this kingdom.
Many people claim that they are loved by God because of their money, good wife, husband, children and relations, among other material things. Others thank God for His love towards them because they are kings, Royal Highnesses, Presidents, Governors, Ministers, Popes, Bishops or occupying any of the political, religious, social, or traditional posts. Some thank God for sustaining them and giving them long life. All these are frivolous things of this world. The fact that you are a millionaire or billionaire, king or queen, President or Prime Minister, Pope, Paramount ruler, Professor, etc. does not mean that God loves you more than the less privileged. None of those things is an index of God's love for any person.
This gospel is a follow-up of the one entitled "What is Nigeria's Ideology." Some time ago, a certain clergyman came to visit the Father for an undisclosed reason. On arrival at the reception, the man was given the gospel entitled, "What is Nigeria's Ideology?" to read. As he flipped through the pages, he lost the courage to see the Father to disclose his mission. When his entourage urged him to go ahead with their mission and to stop wasting their time, he handed them the said gospel to read. Meanwhile the clergyman is a man who swore he would never come to Brotherhood of the Cross and Star to worship a man. He claimed to be a highly placed person.
The man later disclosed his mission to the Father that he wanted to establish a bank and he needed some seed money to start his project. He said that a Brotherhood member referred him to the Father. What disorganized him completely was a paragraph which stated that: "THE GREATEST OF ALL GIFTS IS THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT."
THE HOLY SPIRIT, YOU SHOULD NOTE, IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT GIFT FROM GOD. HE MADE HIS PHYSICAL APPEARANCE ON EARTH SINCE 1918, AND HE HAS REMAINED HERE FOR ABOUT 77 YEARS NOW, YET HE HAS NEVER BEEN RECEIVED OR WELCOMED BY MEN. THIS IS THE GREATEST MISTAKE MAN HAS MADE. NO MAN KNOWS HIM AND NEITHER RECEIVED NOR REJOICED WITH HIM.
EVERY GIFT, BE IT MONEY, FOOD, CARS, GOOD HEALTH, KNOWLEDGE, POWER, COMES FROM HIM. BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT ALONE IS THE GIFT FROM ABOVE.
All other gifts are mundane and therefore, not durable. All the material possessions are sources of problems. As an individual living as a bachelor or spinster, you have just yourself as the only problem. The moment you take a spouse you have procured a second problem, and each child you beget adds to your problems. At that point, peace will only be an occasional visitor in your home. It is therefore, sheer foolishness for a man to celebrate and shout loudly that God has given him a wife and children and so considers himself to be a very lucky person.
If you pray God for long life, it means you are asking for a series of problems upon your head. You will remain old and even become useless to yourself. The man who prays God to give him plenty of money and wealth is requesting for unlimited problems. Apart from the insecurity to your life and property, you will make more enemies and engage in ungodly things to maintain the status quo, thereby offending God.
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS LOVE:
Our Lord Jesus Christ knows what we need and what is good for us. LOVE is that which is good for us. This explains why He left us with no other thing than love. He said: "a new commandment I give unto you that ye love one another even as I have loved you." (JOHN 13:34). Love is the pre-requisite for the kingdom of God. Do not love simply because you want to be loved, or for the sake of money, or that you would be reciprocated in any way. The purpose of your love is for the Father to endow you with His spirit. It is the Lord's promise as quoted in the Golden Text.
Before the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Prophet Isaiah had prophesied that a girl shall be conceived by the Spirit and shall bring forth a baby boy who would be called Emmanuel, interpreted to mean, God with men (Isa 7:14). That prophesy could not be fulfilled when the right time for it had not come. Baby girls at that time were betrothed at infancy and God was therefore denied a virgin, a woman worthy to have that prophesy fulfilled through her. At the fullness of time, God caused that prophesy to be fulfilled.
The world is suffering today because of man's failure to abide by the condition given by God that we should love one another even as He had loved us, so that the Comforter promised, would be sent to us. He urged us to love one another as He had loved us because on arrival on earth, He realized that love was the thing which was lacking. Unfortunately, men had not taken the Lord's commandment seriously.
The man who overcomes the world is the one who has the Holy Spirit. This explains why Our Lord Jesus Christ conquered the world. When Christ came, He took no interest in any worldly thing. That was why He did not have a wife, child, formal education or any certificate. This means He had no house, no car; in fact, He had nothing. He had no regard for the world and the things in it. He occupied Himself with the words and will of His Father. THE HOLY SPIRIT WHOM HE PROMISED TO ASK THE FATHER TO SEND TO US IS GOD HIMSELF. THE ESSENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS TO COME AND PUT ALL THINGS RIGHT.
The Holy Spirit talked about by Christ cannot be purchased in the market, nor can it be fetched from the stream. The Holy Spirit is love which explains why Christ enjoins us all to love one another. The number of wives or children, amount of wealth one has will not fetch him the Holy Spirit. It is not as if the Holy Spirit had not been on earth. There is evidence in Genesis Chapter one verse two that the Holy Spirit existed before creation. The Holy Spirit was on top of the waters because there was no dwelling place for Him. He is the Creator of Heaven and earth and He is also the Lord. But because there was no holy person through whom he could manifest on earth, He delayed His appearance.
MEN HAD SUFFERED A GREAT DEAL BECAUSE OF THEIR IGNORANCE OF GOD. WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT, NO ONE CAN KNOW GOD, OBEY HIM OR POSSESS THE HOLY SPIRIT. Virtues and Godly disposition are the fruits of love. In spite of the importance of the Holy Spirit, no man has ever prayed and requested for it. Instead of requesting for the Holy Spirit, man prays God to give him money, husband, wives, children, food, and the rest of the material things. No man knows the significance of the Holy Spirit.
Many people and some church denominations claim they know and worship Jehovah alone. LET IT BE KNOWN THAT GOD'S NAME IS NOT JEHOVAH. JEHOVAH IS THE NAME OF AN ANGEL. THIS EXPLAINS WHY YOU HAVE JEHOVAH JAH, JEHOVAH ELOHIM, AND SO ON. THERE ARE DIFFERENT GODDESSES WORSHIPPED BY THE PEOPLE OF OLD, AND EVEN NOW IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE WORLD. EVEN THE NAME JESUS IS NOT THE LORD'S NAME. JESUS WAS AND STILL IS A COMMON NAME AMONG THE JEWS. GOD HAS NOT AT ANY TIME TOLD US HIS NAME IS JEHOVAH OR JESUS. HE RATHER TOLD US THAT HE IS THE WORD. EVEN, GOD, AS HE IS ADDRESSED, IS NOT HIS NAME. LORD IS NOT HIS NAME.
GOD IS A SPIRIT:
When God called Moses to instruct him, Moses asked who was speaking to him. The Almighty told Moses, "I AM THAT I AM." Therefore all the names that He is called by are mere tags with dialectical bias. The Efik-speaking people call Him Abasi, while the Ibos, Hausa, and Yorubas call Him "Chineke," "Allah" and "Oluwa," respectively. It may interest you to know that "ALLAH"
is not God's name but the name of a fetish goddess. NO MAN EVER THEREFORE, KNEW HIS NAME UNTIL CHRIST CAME AND REFERRED TO HIM AS "F A T H E R" FROM WHOM EVERYTHING ORIGINATES. CHRIST ALSO SAID THAT THE FATHER IS A SPIRIT; THAT GOD IS A SPIRIT AND THOSE WHO WORSHIP HIM MUST DO SO IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH (John 4:24).
THE PROMISE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST TO REQUEST THE FATHER TO SEND TO US THE HOLY SPIRIT HERALDED THE COMING OF THE FATHER BY HIMSELF. AS LOVE, IT IS THE FATHER WHO HAS BROUGHT PEACE, LOVE, AND ALL THE GOOD THINGS.
MAN NOW PROMPTLY CALLS ON THE NAMES OF JESUS AND JEHOVAH WHENEVER HE HAS PROBLEMS. DOES IT MEAN THAT JESUS AND JEHOVAH ARE GREATER THAN THE HOLY SPIRIT? DID OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST PROMISE US JESUS OR JEHOVAH? HE PROMISED US THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO IS LOVE, PEACE, MERCY, HUMILITY, AND ALL THE VIRTUES. WE SHOULD SEEK FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT BECAUSE HE IS AN ETERNAL AND UNCHANGEABLE BEING.
HE HAS NEVER BEEN REPORTED SICK, TIRED, HUNGRY, THIRSTY, OR DEAD.
HE IS THE TRINITY ALMIGHTY- THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST. HE HAS COME DOWN ON EARTH BY HIMSELF, WITHOUT SENDING ANYONE.
The question is have you received or welcomed Him? Have you rejoiced with Him? Do you know Him, and do you believe in Him? The Holy Spirit looked around and discovered, from the time of Adam, that there was no righteous person through whom He could make His advent on earth. The Spirit has nothing to do with evil, which is the reason why He pleads with us all to have love for all and sundry.
During the advent of Our Lord Jesus Christ, He was abused, slapped, stoned, and derided, yet He said nothing and He did not retaliate. If He had responded in anyway to the persecutions by the people, He would have failed in His mission and the entire world would have perished.
NOW OUR OBLIGATION IS TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER EVEN AS CHRIST LOVED US SO THAT WE WILL BE ENDOWED WITH THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. THIS IS THE ONLY GIFT WHICH IS JUST AND WITHOUT BLEMISH. IT IS THE GIFT THAT IS ACCOMPANIED WITH POWER, WISDOM, LOVE, PEACE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND ETERNAL LIFE. THIS IS WHY LOVE IS MY PRIMARY CONCERN.
SOME MEMBERS OF THIS FOLD DO NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND THIS LOVE AND POWER THEREIN. THEY RATHER DECEIVE THEMSELVES BY THINKING THAT THE POWER IS IN THE BIAKPAN WATER, OR INSIDE THE FATHER'S ROOM, IN A POT, OR IN THE WHITE SOUTANE. DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS OF THE SOURCE OF POWER IN THIS KINGDOM. THEY ARE STILL DOUBTING GOD BECAUSE THEY ARE DEVOID OF LOVE, WHICH IS THE HOLY SPIRIT. MONEY, CHILDREN, AND OTHER MATERIAL THINGS ARE IN ABUNDANCE FOR THOSE WHO POSSESS LOVE. Read the First Bible Lesson.
FIRST BIBLE LESSON: JOHN 13:34
"A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."
THE NEED FOR LOVE:
I preach love to you everyday because it is the pivot upon which every other virtue revolves. That is to say, without love, you are blind, deaf, lame, dumb, and dead. LOVE IS THE HOLY SPIRIT, (THAT SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH). It is inevitable that we seek for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit abhors hatred, lies, stealing, quarrelling, drinking, smoking, robust fornication, and every form of vice. This explains why He said, "MY CHILD IF YOU COULD GIVE ME YOUR HEART AND LOVE ME, I WOULD USE SAME AS MY TEMPLE WHEREIN I WOULD ABIDE." The question now is, do you love Him? Have you given your heart to Him?
THERE IS NO ONE PARTICULAR LOCATION IN THE WORLD WHERE ONE GOES TO FIND THE HOLY SPIRIT. THE SPIRITS YOU FIND PARTICULARLY IN THE CHURCHES ARE DEVILISH AND CORRUPT SPIRITS. ONE DOES NOT NEED TO GO ABROAD TO OBTAIN THE HOLY SPIRIT. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT LIMITED TO NIGERIA ALONE...HE IS EVERYWHERE. THE ONLY THING THAT ATTRACTS THE HOLY SPIRIT TO YOU IS LOVE. HE IS THE BEGINNING AND THE END, AND THE RESERVOIR OF WISDOM, POWER, PROSPERITY, AND ETERNAL LIFE. IF YOU ARE TOLD THAT THERE IS ANY PERSON IN THE WORLD WHO DISTRIBUTES THE HOLY SPIRIT, DO NOT BELIEVE IT. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT APPROPRIATED BY ANY MAN, BUT IT IS ACQUIRED BY AN INDIVIDUAL THROUGH THE EXPRESSION OF LOVE. IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT PAUL SAID THAT HE COUNTED EVERYTHING BUT LOSS SO THAT HE MAY OWN CHRIST AND THE EXCELLENCY OF HIS WISDOM. (Phil 3:8)
WHO IS IT THAT SEEKS AFTER THE HOLY SPIRIT? IF ANY ONE SEEKS FOR HIM, SUCH A PERSON WILL NOT SEEK FOR HUMAN FAVORS, AND WILL NOT WANT TO BE PRAISED OR LOVED BY MAN. AND THAT PERSON WHO HAS LOVE WILL ALWAYS WANT TO SERVE, BE HUMBLE, MEEK, MERCIFUL AND PATIENT.
It is love that does all the work in this kingdom. No work here is done by any man, woman, money or power. HE IS NOT IDENTIFIED WITH ANY PARTICULAR COLOR, OR STATURE. He is black, fair-skinned, white and red. He is equally tall, short, robust, thin, beautiful, and ugly. He is lightning, thunder, water, air, mountain, wind, tree, ant, among other things. Can you imagine how long the Holy Spirit has been on earth with man, but He is only now being revealed? HE HAS COME AS THE FATHER, SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST.
Some people are trying to differentiate between the King of Kings and the Holy Queen Mother. Others say they do not know anyone else but the Holy Father. All these people are blind and sick in the head. Except your eyes are opened to behold Him, you will continue to be blind and sick to death. It is only when your eyes are opened that you can see clearly and be able to discern that THE FATHER IS HERE, THE SON IS HERE, THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HERE.
The four wise men had knowledge of the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ the same day He was born, and they took off promptly to pay Him homage. They sold all they had, and they were led by a Star to the Lord, with their gifts. The four wise men were very wealthy persons from the corners of the world, from the North, South, West and East. These were men who had been seeking for God, and so they kept themselves undefiled but they were worshipping gods of the sun, fire, etc. They served God with one heart. Herod himself who was very close to the scene, did not know that such a great event had taken place. BY THE TIME THE WISE MEN ARRIVED WHERE CHRIST WAS HE WAS ALREADY TWO YEARS OLD. IF THEY DID NOT KNOW THE PERSONALITY OF CHRIST THEY WOULD NOT HAVE VENTURED TO GO IN SEARCH OF HIM.
Three of the four wise men went to Herod to find out from Herod the one that was born king, whose star they had seen in the East, which prompted them to look for Him in order to worship Him. Herod became angry because of the news that a King had been born when he was still alive. No one in his kingdom knew about the birth of the King.
It is unfortunate that the blindness and ignorance that prevented the people of old from knowing about the birth of the Truth and Love has not ended. Even now many people still find it difficult to behold this truth. This is the truth that man desires to have. But because of their ignorance, men continue to search for Him from the North to the South, East to West, and so on.
God does not require your money, food, house, or children. All that He wants from you is LOVE. You do not love a person so that He may love you in return, or that you may own a car or be famous. But you love so that the Holy Spirit may abide in you. This means that it is only Christ who actually loves because He is the only person who has the Holy Spirit.
When Christ was nailed to the cross, He did commend His spirit to His Father (Luke 23:46). After three days, the same spirit went back to His abode, and began to work miracles among the people. His love was expressed when Mary Magdalene ran to embrace Him, but He told her not to touch Him because He had not ascended to His Father, our Father, His God, and our God (John 20:17). He then gave Mary a message to deliver to His brethren and disciples. But before she could arrive there Christ was already with His disciples. Who in the world could be compared to Him?
Our Lord Jesus Christ was seen all over the place doing many wonderful things. He took exit for three days only and for a particular purpose. Ever since, He has been here with us. The purpose of His crucifixion was to go to the Hades, after conquering the earth, to obtain the keys to Hades. But because of man's blindness, they claim that He is dead and so they are gazing into the sky, expecting His arrival. That is a continuation of that same blindness and ignorance of past generations. Does God die or fall sick? Who bestows the Holy Spirit if He were dead?
John the Baptist said it clearly that he baptized with water, but that there was a Being who had been before him, whose shoe latchet he was not worthy to untie, the person shall baptize with the Spirit. (Matthew 3:11). Read the Second Bible Lesson again.
SECOND BIBLE LESSON: JAMES 1:16-18
"Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures."
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS ON EARTH:
It was in 1960 that I enjoined people to refrain from every form of medication and idolatry. But because you are blind and ignorant of the truth, you continue to indulge in these evil acts.
And as a result of this disobedience, you encounter many problems. DO NOT DIRECT ANYBODY TO GO TO ANY PERSON FOR WHATEVER REASON. KNOW THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS COME BY HIMSELF AND HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD. WHETHER YOU SEE HIM OR NOT, AND WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IN HIM OR NOT, HE EXISTS AND HE DOES NOT RELENT IN HIS WORK. WHOEVER SEEKS AFTER THE HOLY SPIRIT AND OBTAINS IT WILL HAVE WISDOM, POWER, PROSPERITY AND ETERNAL LIFE.
The promise that this generation will not pass before the Holy Spirit reappears has been fulfilled. (Mark 13:30). HE IS HERE. ONLY A FEW YEARS ARE LEFT FOR HIS MANIFESTATION IN FULL FORCE. THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST ABIDE HERE ON EARTH. YOUR PROBLEMS ARE TRACEABLE TO YOUR IGNORANCE OF HIS PRESENCE ON EARTH.
This is indeed a very lucky generation. Abraham, Melchizedek, and the rest of the patriarchs were longing for this kingdom but they could not behold it.
You and I are very lucky to have that promise fulfilled in us. This explains why in this kingdom no instruments of orchestra are used; we do not clap hands, neither do we burn incense, or light candles, and we do not make sacrifices or do anything that is unseeming. OFFER YOURSELF COMPLETELY THEREFORE TO HIM AND WATCH HIM TAKE CONTROL OVER YOU. YOU ARE ONLY A WITNESS TO THIS TRUTH. GO AND TELL THE WHOLE WORLD TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND TO REFRAIN FROM HATRED, BACKBITING, CAUSING DIVISION AND IDOL WORSHIPPING. IT IS ONLY WHEN WE REFRAIN FROM EVIL THAT THE WORLD WILL WITNESS THE GLORY AND MAGNIFICENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
All the problems of men are traceable to their unbelief and ignorance. There is bound to be wars, famine, and all kinds of problems as long as man continues to sin. BUT IN SPITE OF THIS, ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN GOD AND DO HIS WILL CANNOT BE AFFECTED ADVERSELY BY ANYTHING.
It is funny that a man who desires peace drinks. Do you know that drinks can push you into problems and even make you commit murder? Why should people who want peace take up matchets, clubs, and drums into the streets?
It is ridiculous for a man whose ambition is to live a peaceful life to get married, seek for money, and to associate with the world. All these material things bring problems. The Holy Spirit is the reservoir of peace and all good things. Consequently, the kingdom of God does not consist in eating and drinking but in peace, in righteousness and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Those who are lucky enough to be called into this kingdom to see this love, peace, and wisdom should be resolute and upright. Having been brought under His protection, be reassured that nothing can harm you.
Recently, I told you the story of God's Ark of Covenant with the Israelites. I made it known that the Ark had two purposes-life and destruction. God kept this Ark with the children of Israel for their peace, good luck, power, and prosperity. But during one of their wars, the Israelites lost the Ark to the Philistines. And when the Philistines took the Ark home, they were besieged with diverse problems. They died in their numbers daily. In their bid to discover the source of their woes, the Philistines were told that the Ark which they captured from the Israelites was the source of their problems. They quietly returned the Ark at night to the shores of Israel. The Israelites found the Ark and they became prosperous once again. However owing to the sins they committed, the Israelites began to die in their numbers. That is how the Holy Spirit operates.
Anyone who is devoid of the Holy Spirit, i.e. LOVE, has perished. Whoever continues in evil shall continue to be in distress. But the person who refrains from sin is free. In no distant future robbery, murder, hatred, and every form of vice shall end.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN US. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE ONLY ONE CAPABLE OF FACING THE WORLD SQUARELY BECAUSE THE WORLD WAS MADE BY HIM. HE IS OMNIPOTENT, OMNIPRESENT, OMNISCIENT. HE CAN MANIFEST HIMSELF IN ANYWAY. The disobedient ones should continue until they are confronted by the Holy Spirit. Read the Golden Text below.
GOLDEN TEXT: JOHN 14:15-16
"If ye 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."
REFRAIN FROM EVIL:
Beloved, this is the time for us to refrain from fornication, lies, unbelief, disobedience, and every form of vice, so that we may be in peace with God. When you used to have money, cars, children, wife, husband, were you living in peace? The manifestation of the Holy Spirit has brought about peace, love, and prosperity on earth. And anyone who complies with His injunctions, shall have peace, love, strength, wisdom, and prosperity unlimited from this year. You have therefore been commissioned to go into the world and tell them that the Holy Spirit has manifested on earth. Let the people of the world know why they should refrain from sins. Tell them that whoever kills shall be killed, any judge who condemns another person to death shall himself be condemned to death. Tell the people who take delight in taking people to court to refrain from such acts or be damned. Tell the President, civil, and public servants and all the inhabitants of the world to refrain from evil. HE HAS COME TO JUDGE AND REWARD EVERYONE ACCORDING TO HIS WORK. All problems in the world: wars, lamentations, hunger, pains, etc. have all vanished.
The churches and individuals are suffering a whole lot because they blaspheme against the Holy Spirit. This is in fulfillment of this promise that whoever shall speak evil of the Son of man shall be forgiven, but any man who shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit shall in no wise be forgiven, whether in this generation or in the next. (Matthew 12:32). This explains why many people and churches are facing problems. They call the Holy Spirit juju, mermaid, apparition, and all the evil names. However, they should repent now and accord the Holy Spirit His due glory, and their problems will be over.
The Holy Spirit is the owner of everything. Therefore give Him every praise and glory. Do not give His glory to any man.
Tell the people of the world to confess their sins and be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and all will be well with them.
It is said that a stroke of the cane is sufficient for the wise. Those who have ears let them hear what the Holy Spirit has imparted to the entire world. May God bless His Holy Words. Amen.
Thank You Father.