TEXT: HEBREWS 13:1-25
GOLDEN TEXT: HEBREWS 13:4
MARRIAGE IS HONORABLE IN ALL, THE BED UNDEFILED: BUT THE WHOREMONGERS AND ADULTERERS GOD WILL JUDGE
Brethren, if you were to practice the teachings I give you daily and abide in them, none of you would experience any difficulty in life. Your problems emanate from your refusal to abide in God's righteous principles as stated in the Bible and daily brought to light by the Holy Spirit.
You are dead even though you think that you are alive, if you indulge in fornication and adultery, drinking, stealing, and other vices. I want you to see this light of truth. Today in the world, there are two camps pitched. One is opposed to the other. One camp is filled with those who indulge in immorality and lawlessness and all kinds of lose conduct and they live longer in this mess. But in the other camp are those who practice righteousness and God does not allow them to remain here for a long time but they are transferred to enjoy themselves and rest from their labors. Of what benefit is it for a person to have good health, and the wealth of this world, yet he is a thief, immoral, and a lawless fellow. He is notorious.
Our Lord Jesus Christ lived for thirty three and a half years on earth, but today mankind is longing to see him. Why? Because of the meritorious work he did, and now he is living eternally. God has the control of life and death. God makes one to exist and causes one not to exist. You suffer because you commit sins, and because the wages of sin is death, that is why you die. It is not safe to say that Satan is the one that takes away life, if Satan has such power, can he also say a word and the dead comes to life or the sick recovers? Of course not.
You must understand that whatever God opens no one can close and whatever God closes, remains closed. Can you not see the patience of God regarding man? God has the power to destroy this world now because of wickedness, but He is longsuffering towards all of you. As you see me standing before you, I am seen everywhere at this moment. With God all things are possible. If you were to believe that you are the temple of God and that God dwells in you, you will purify yourselves and refrain from every bit of sin in order to meet His good pleasure. If you say you are the children of God and you indulge in fornication and stealing, have you not disgraced your Father, God? Your claim as child of God notwithstanding, God must judge you.
Read Matthew 19:30 :
"But as many that are first shall be last and the last shall be first."
Who are the first? This refers to those who are already in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star but they indulge in sin. Who then are the last? They are those newly brought into Brotherhood by the Father and who adhere to the divine instructions of God and practice them. The latter group are those who will inherit the kingdom of God. For you to shout about that Leader O. O. Obu is God and that He is your Father will not save you, if you do not abide by His teachings.
This school is not open to fornicators, adulterers and thieves, but for those who are chaste in conduct, clean and undefiled, yes the virgins. These are the ones that I am looking for, I will train them according to my divine purpose. As you were told in the previous lecture, before you can succeed in school you must meet the cost of discipleship as stated in Luke Chapters 14: 26, 27, 33. We have sounded the keynote. "So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple."
Think of a mother with children, do you think it is quite easy for her to engage in the ministry? And what about a man with two or three wives. He is concerned with how to please them. Where does such a person have time to preach the gospel? The field is ripe, the harvest is great but he workers are few. There are so many things to teach you but since you have not even started to practice what you have been taught, what do you expect next? See John:16:12. You cannot bear them now. However, God alone is the one who can give you the ability to comprehend these advanced teachings. (LUKE 24:45). This does not mean that God tolerates evil practices. Read Matthew 19:9-11: "And I say unto you, whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication and shall marry another, committeh adultery and who so marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. His disciples say unto him, If the case of man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, not all men can receive these sayings, save they to whom it is given. YOU CANNOT OBTAIN POWER FROM GOD WHEN YOU ARE STILL IN SIN.
Today people regard food as their God. Will food give you life? READ PHILIPPIANS 3:17-19 and LUKE 21:33-35. Today many people cannot even fast from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You find such people giving excuses. You cannot ask God to excuse you from His ordained plan. If you were to abide by my teachings, you would be able to put up with any kind of person.
You require a strong faith in God in order to survive. Such faith must be founded on God's Word. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve God without faith in him. AS A TEMPLE OF GOD YOU MUST BE HOLY SO THAT GOD CAN DWELL IN YOU.
Read Hebrews 13:4 :
MARRIAGE IS HONORABLE IN ALL, AND THE BED UNDEFILED: BUT WHOREMONGERS ADULTERERS GOD WILL JUDGE."
How many of you have kept this instruction? Is your marriage honorable or disgraceful and regrettable? Examine yourselves.
Do not forget GOD WILL JUDGE FORNICATORS AND ADULTERERS. Can you escape this judgement? The word of God is judgement. THE MOMENT YOU COMMIT ADULTERY, FORNICATION, OR ANY OTHER SIN YOU ARE SEPARATED FROM GOD, YOU ARE UNDER JUDGEMENT, YOU ARE UNDER CONDEMNATION. YOU ARE IN SPIRITUAL PRISON.
Read Revelations 2:20-23 :
NOTWITHSTANDING I HAVE A FEW THINGS AGAINST YOU, BECAUSE THOU SUFFEREST THAT WOMAN JEZEBEL, WHICH CALLETH HERSELF A PROPHETESS, TO TEACH AND TO SEDUCE MY SERVANTS TO COMMIT FORNICATION AND SHE REPENTED NOT. BEHOLD I WILL CAST HER INTO A BED AND THEM THAT COMMIT ADULTERY WITH HER INTO GREAT TRIBULATION, EXCEPT THEY REPENT OF THEIR DEEDS. AND I WILL KILL HER CHILDREN WITH DEATH; AND ALL THE CHURCHES SHALL KNOW THAT I AM HE WHICH SEARCHETH THE REINS AND HEARTS: AND I WILL GIVE UNTO EVERY ONE OF YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR WORKS."
THE CAUSE OF DEATH.
The death toll increases daily, why? For this reason: FORNICATION AND ADULTERY.
READ FIRST CORINTHIANS 10:8 :
"NEITHER LET US COMMIT FORNICATION AS SOME OF THEM COMMITTED AND FELL IN ONE DAY THREE AND TWENTY THOUSAND (23,000)."
Since you are God's temple, God's law is that anyone who destroys the temple, THAT IS YOUR BODY, by fornicating, committing adultery, drinking, and smoking, God will destroy such a one.
Read First Corinthians 3:17-18 :
KNOW YE NOT THAT YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD AND THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLETH IN YOU. IF ANY MAN DEFILE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, HIM SHALL GOD DESTROY; FOR THE TEMPLE OF GOD IS HOLY WHICH TEMPLE YE ARE."
God wants you to refrain from sin completely and be Holy as He is holy. Then you will see the Spirit of God working in you. The moment you defile the temple of God, that is your body, God's Holy Spirit leaves you.
GLORIFY GOD IN YOUR BODY:
Look up First Corinthians 6:13-17 :
"Meats for belly and the belly for meats, but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord and will also raise up us by his own power. Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ. Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? God forbid! What, Know ye not that he which is joined unto the Lord is one spirit."
GOD HAS ASSIGNED SPECIAL ANGELS TO INFLICT PUNISHMENT ON ALL IMMORAL AND LAWLESS MEN WITHOUT DELAY. YOU MUST HAVE SELF-CONTROL AND BE CONTENT WITH WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU AND THE POSITION GOD HAS KEPT YOU IN. IT IS LACK OF SELF CONTROL THAT MAKES ONE TO STEAL, AND TO COMMIT OTHER SINS. DO NOT BE CARRIED AWAY BY MATERIALISM. GOD'S LOVE FOR HUMANITY IS SO GREAT.
LET MY PEACE AND BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU AND THE ENTIRE WORLD NOW AND FOREVER MORE. AMEN