First Bible Lesson: Matthew 2:1-2
"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, Saying, "Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the East, and are come to worship him."
Second Bible Lesson: Revelation 22:16
"I, Jesus, have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
Golden Text: Revelation 2:26-28
"And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my father.
And I will give him the morning star."
The Great Light
You have been reading in the Scriptures about a secret name.(Rev 19:12). That secret name is the Star. The Star is Christ. The Star is the glory of God and, it is also the glory of Christ. The Star is the revelation of God. It is the hidden name to people in the world. The Star indicates the reign and the glory of Christ.
The Star here does not refer to the whole constellation group above. The Star means the brightness of God, and the power of His reign. It is the peace of the Almighty God that governs the universe. There is no other monarch other than Christ, the star.
From His birth, the great light has been shining over His head. It is the only light that shines the whole world over. Therefore, it is not just enough for any person to be a Brotherhood only, or carry the Cross only.
To be worthy children of the Kingdom of God we must be of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. The Star indicates those who will rule and are ruling with Him. The ruler of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, is the Star. That is Christ, and Christ is not alone.
He is in the Father, and Christ is the city of which we are told, "No light is needed," because He shines there, the Son and Father also shine to eternity.(Rev 21:23). The name, Star, is known to Christ alone and not to any other human being.
We worship the Star, which is Christ and not the Cross which exists in the world. The Star is the glory that reigns over the whole world. In his first coming, Christ passed through pains and tribulations. The primary aim of his second coming is to rule in glory. It is the glory indicative of his reign. He is coming to take up His kingdom and rule. His Kingdom is down here on earth.
The Star means Christ, His glory and that of His Father. He has arrived with the Father to live with men on earth. He comes in glory to rule the whole world, not to serve, suffer and die as he did in his first advent.
Each time the Almighty Father sends His Son out, and gives Him a new name. His disciples were also given different names. When He worked among men, He was called Jesus but when He departed from the world, His disciples were called Christians. When he asked His disciples, "Who do men say that I am?" He was told that He was the Christ. He warned against their untimely calling Him that name, and requested them to keep it a secret to themselves.(Matt 16:13-20).
God Knows Best
God knows best why His Son should be given a new name each time He is sent out. When you hear of the name Christ, you cannot say whether it is white, great or small.
When He is called Star, you cannot distinguish one from the other. The Star radiates light. His glory and His reign go to eternity. Christ is the light. Christ is Jehovah God, the light. Imagine how sweet the name sounds in a believer's ears. It is the light that blinded Saul on his way to Damascus. Christ is the name known to the Father and the Son.
First Bible Lesson: Matthew 2:1-2
"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East and are coming to worship him."
The Wise Men And The Star
It was worthy to note that the wise men did not ask where Jesus Christ was because they did not know him by those names. There have been many Jesuses. e.g. Bar-Jesus etc. The wise men saw His Star, the splendor of His glory, reign and power. Therefore, if you call Him Star, you are correct. Do not call Him Christ, but our Lord Jesus Christ. Many are fighting about His name.
Second Bible Lesson: Revelation 22:16
"I, Jesus, have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the off-spring of David, and the bright and morning star."
The Hidden Name
The Star is the hidden name. You all have the gift of the Holy Spirit, but do you know this name? If we should now call it Brotherhood of the Cross, so many people know him as carrying the Cross. But how many know him as the Star? It is crystal clear that He and the Father rule the world.
Therefore, Brethren, dispel all doubts you have ever nurtured. Christ promised that the Father would send a Comforter and that is the Holy Spirit.(John 14:26). The job is completed. The Star has come to rule the whole world and the Lord Jesus can only be known in the Spirit and no more in the flesh.(2 Cor 5:16). The one doing the work is the Star, the power of the Holy Spirit.
It is the power doing all the visible and invisible works. Christ himself said, if you had known these things you could have believed. The Star means the Son, Father and the Holy Spirit. It is a name unknown to all human beings. Since many of you are Thomas I have revealed it to you. That name belongs to me alone. It is a name greater than all names given among men.
The Father Ruleth For Ever
The Father alone will rule for eternity. Right now, He is the one ruling the world. It is preached that we must be humble. The flesh can no more rule. The Father has wiped off all tears. The Star is indicative of the New City called Jerusalem, the city of the Children of God. All earthly kings must have to surrender their kingship and enter into His glory.
The Star is the first glory that we have seen. It is the name of God, Christ and the children of God. The Star means light, and God is referred to as light. This includes Christ, the angels and all the children of God. Christ emphatically said that we are the light. Our Lord Jesus Christ is Star. If you also are Star, then what has become of your friends?
The very Star means everlasting life, everlasting joy, happiness, truth, love. It is the new city of life glory. Lamentations and falsehood have no place there. Death also has no dominion over it. The old world has drifted away leaving a place for the new world.
Golden Text: Revelation 2:26-28
"And he that overcometh and keepeth my words unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father
And I will give him the morning Star."
Declare For Brotherhood
Brethren, the golden text reveals everything to you. It is promised that he that diligently carries all his works unto the end, to him will be given power over the nations. The Father will also give a rod of iron with which to rule.
To be qualified to rule in the new city of God one must be free from all forms and manners of sins. One must be truthful, honest, sincere, diligent, faithful, loving, and humble. We must overcome all temptations as our Lord Jesus did and received the glory.
The first step towards the attainment of the qualifications enumerated above is to declare for Brotherhood. The second step is to carry the Cross and the glory revealed will be handed to us. The Lord declared, "to those who do my work diligently, I will give the Crown, the Cross, the glory and the power,"
Tears, Tribulations End At The Cross
No material wealth can bring us the promised glory. We have to carry our Cross and get into it. In that glory, there is no death, no tribulations and no sufferings.
We have power to rule. Our tears, tribulations and woes had ended at the Cross. If we bear the Cross all will be sunshine for us forever. The door to the kingdom of heaven is open to those who are willing to take up the glory-Star. The power is God, Christ, the glory, the Holy Spirit. Those who overcome all temptations and evil will have the glory.
The Star is for everybody. It is the Son of man. Why doubt it? All we need to do is to work hard and qualify to have it. Fight bravely and win the Star even as our Lord, fought and won it.
The reign of man has come to an end, and governments are wiped away from the face of the earth. The glory of God reigns for ever, and death will have no more power over the children of God. The Star is the highest glory we can aspire to attain. The earth is on fire now.
There is no rest any where on the face of the earth. It is nothing but the arrival of Christ who will be revealed to the world one day. On that day, all kings of the earth will weep and the whole world will be satisfied.
There will be no more deaths, doubts, sicknesses, sins, and the glory of man. All we should do now is to surrender ourselves completely in obedience of God. Then shall we fully become true members of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, which is going to be the STAR, the new name for all Churches in the world. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow and for ever. (Heb 13:8).
Brotherhood means God. Cross means God; and the Star also means God, the THREE in ONE and the ONE in THREE. Therefore, God Himself is reigning in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. God has come down in His glory to rule, and so the glory of man is fast fading away, while Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is daily rising higher and higher. It has been revealed to the world. What is causing troubles and upheavals in the world is the inability of mankind to bear the Cross.
Those who have ears to hear let them hear. May the Lord bless the preaching of His holy word. Amen.
REFERENCE: Everlasting Gospel Delivered By The Sole Spiritual Head Of The Universe, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu on: "WHAT THE STAR DENOTES IN THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE CROSS AND STAR." From: WHAT IS BROTHERHOOD OF THE CROSS AND STAR? Pages:44-49