First Bible Lesson: Luke 20:10-17
"And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out. Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir, come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them? He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head the head of the corner?"
Golden Text: Luke 20:34-36
"And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be counted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels: and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection."
I have said that the true missionaries are coming and that you should not trouble yourselves. Some people write that God came as Adam, Enoch, Noah, Melchizedek, Moses, Elijah and Jesus Christ. This is not true because the first lesson says that He sent messengers. How can messengers be God? Hitherto, He has been sending angels. God has never come by Himself. That was why they were able to eliminate those sent. Who can toy with God? Now the entire world had been led into captivity. The Father stays at one point to liberate the whole world. We call Him Trinity God because first as the Father, He created the heaven and earth. No angel could do the work of creation. He spoke the word and everything was created. (Gen 1:1-3).
Did God use sticks, sword, money or man to create the world? People erroneously allege that money and cloth are nothing, but man is wealth. But did God use man or money in the work of creation?
The Word is greater than all the ornaments of the world. The Word can be used to destroy the weapons and even the world itself. The Word does not need worldly transport system like car or aeroplane to travel and He has no problem in the discharge of his duties. Do not make statements which you do not know, that God came as Adam or Noah. These were his angels. He sent all of them, and at last he sent His son who was killed.
When the owner of the vineyard comes what shall he do to the wicked husbandmen? WHAT DO WE USE TO IDENTIFY THE LORD OF THE VINEYARD? IF A VISITOR GOES TO THE FARM, HE WILL NOT BE AUTHORITATIVE AND THE WORKERS WILL NOT FEAR HIM. BUY WHEN THE OWNER ARRIVES, THE AIR OF AUTHORITY WILL ANIMATE THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE WORKERS WILL BE ALERT. (MATTHEW 7: 28-27). THE OWNER CAN GIVE COMMAND WITHOUT ANY HINDRANCE. If you were told not to eat a particular fruit, but when the owner comes and eats the fruit, is there anybody to question his authority? THE LANDLORD HAS AN OVERRIDING AUTHORITY AND POWER TO DO ANYTHING IN THE VINEYARD. THEREFORE DO NOT QUESTION ANY ACTION TAKEN BY THE FATHER IN THIS KINGDOM.
If He appoints a man who is a thief as a Pastor, the decision is irrevocable. A person who marries two or more wives can also be ordained without any dispute. THE FATHER CHANGES AND REFORMS SINNERS. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THAT THE MESSENGERS WHO WERE SENT WERE ABLE TO CHANGE OTHERS."Neither will they be persuaded though one will rise from the dead." (Luke 16:31). Has any ordained prophet? Your trouble is that you do not know where you are.
"So they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. What therefore, shall the Lord of the vineyard do unto them? He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it they said, God forbid. And he beheld them and said, What is this then that is written:`The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall upon, it will grind him to powder.'
The questions one would like to ask are four: "When the owner of vineyard comes, what will he do to the husbandmen? Why were the messengers stoned and killed? Why did they kill the son who was sent? When the owner of the vineyard came, did they stone him?" Where is their so called power? WHAT WEAPON WILL HE USE IN DESTROYING THEM? IT IS THE WORD OF GOD!
THE POWER OF THE SPOKEN WORD OF THE FATHER:
A Deaconess reported that there was earthquake in California. Through scientific calculations it was predicted that there would be another earthquake in Los Angeles in 1988. People started to pack their belongings away from that area. But the Father proclaimed that since His children are residing in Los Angeles, there would be no earthquake there. It came to pass as the Father commanded. The Father did not go to Los Angeles physically, but He sent The Word to go and accomplish the work.
"In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God whose name was John. The same came for a witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that light but was sent to bear witness of the Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth everyman that cometh into the world. He was in the world and the world was made by Him and the world knew him not."
Tell the truth whether you know him who created heaven and the earth. The Word is in the world but you do not know him. THE WORD IS THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. You reject Him and struggle for holy oil and O.O.O. when the word is given to you, you either laugh or sleep. You do not believe in him. What will the word come physically to your house to do? He says I am in the office, in your home, in front and behind you, and that you should go, for everything is fulfilled as the Father said. But do you know him? If you have no money, he says that you should go for you are given a cheque. But you refuse to go because you do not believe. It is shameful to note that God is here and you do not know him.
GOD IS NOT KNOWN:
The scripture which says that God who created the world is here, but the world does not know him, is fulfilled. They call him Beelzebub, Dracula, juju and apparition. Because of doubt members murmur that nothing should happen to them so that people may not say that they are sacrificed to the Father's witchcraft. When you are asked to go for all is well with you, you stay back and go to No. 26 Mbukpa Road, to look for holy oil. Is this work done by the Father who has come by Himself. Have you seen Him with weapons, soldiers, or aeroplane to travel with? What has made the world tremble?
Two communities, Adim and Agwa-gune had been at war since 1963. This continued till after the Nigerian Civil War. The government, local government areas, churches, juju priest and other eminent individuals made abortive efforts to end the conflict. Once an Adim man was killed, so they resolved to eliminate everyone in Agwa-gune. The police refused to go there to maintain peace. An apostle of Brotherhood from Agwa-gune was also slated for killing. He led the Agwa-gune people to come and report the matter to the Father. The Father decreed that there was no more war between the two communities and it was so. The Crusaders and the Peace Board were sent to bring the two communities before the Father. When they arrived, the Father made a lasting peace between them and warned them not to kill each other again. He advised them to go home and celebrate a joint love feast. Agwa-gune people know the efficacy of the Father's pronouncements and so they obeyed, but Adim rejected. The same unbelief is rampant here in Brotherhood. Although with a smiling countenance, I warned the two communities that if they fought again, they should hold themselves responsible for any consequence. In order to reveal the glory of God, Adim people prepared for war again. As they laid ambush in the bush at 2 pm in the afternoon, a thick cloud of darkness overshadowed them in front, although behind them it was as bright as daylight. It was so dark that no torchlight could penetrate. They remained there till 2 a.m. without improvement. When they realized that it was the Father at work, they retreated.
At home they contributed N40,000,000 and sent people to Lagos to file an appeal in the Supreme Court. The delegates shared the money and they refused to go and file the appeal. When the people learnt about this, there was commotion in the community. They remembered the Father's advice and they decided to celebrate the feast. They were invited to 34 Ambo Street, Calabar, the Headquarters of Brotherhood where they celebrated a joint feast on March 29, 1988. This story illustrates the power of the Word of the Holy Father.
The same thing happened between Usum-utong and Ebom who were at enmity. They were asked to make peace and celebrate a love feast but they refused. In one month, twenty-nine people died in Ebom. They thought it was caused by the ghost. They consulted a soothsayer who revealed to them that a man wearing a red garment had advised them to make a feast with banana and groundnuts but they refused. And that was the cause of the deaths in the community. In August of the same year, they celebrated the feast and there was no more trouble.
Sometime ago it was rumored that Nigeria would wage war against Camerouns. The preparation gathered momentum and three days before the outbreak of the war, I declared that there would be no war because the two countries are my children. Since then, nothing is heard about the plan of the war. Some soldiers and the Camerounian brethren were at No.26 Mbukpa Road when the declaration was made.
Furthermore, it was difficult to get the Certificate of Incorporation of Brotherhood in Cameroons. I advised the Brethren not to worry themselves because I will stay in the house and receive it. It has come to pass exactly as predicted. All these are accomplished by the word. The word is here but you do not know him. However, that does not prevent him from doing his work. If I ask you to go for all is well, you will disbelieve and argue that maybe the Father does not know your problems.
A Brotherhood member was threatened by armed robbers and he was given a date on which he would be robbed. He ran to the Holy Father who decreed that the armed robbers would not venture more than what they had done. It became so for the brother had not heard or seen the armed robber again. However, they were all killed in other robbery cases. The Word is here but you do not know Him. You wonder how the Father has captured the world when he has not gone out. As I have decreed that there are no more wars and coup-d'etat in the world, so it has been. Once there was drought in Nigeria from November to April. Brethren complained to me and I stood here to order rain to fall. It was so till today, no such drought is experienced. I DID NOT PRAY. TO WHOM WILL I PRAY?
"The centurion answered and said, Lord, I not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak a word only and my servant shall be healed."
The Centurion is a believer. Your trouble is unbelief. You had no power to do anything and I commanded you to go and raise the dead, heal the sick, open the eyes of the blind, and it was fulfilled accordingly. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANOTHER MAN GIVING ANOTHER MAN POWER? I do not dismiss, demote or give visions because what I say is immutable. Only the Holy Mother knows the Father. I do not use hands or legs to confound the world. It is not money, man, food or cloth that works but THE WORD. Why do you say that such a person is a big man, he knows Brotherhood, and he is the right hand man of the Leader. Who is that? IS HE THE WORD? Why are you told to forsake sins but you refuse? Why don't you refrain from fornication.
NO MARRIAGE IN THIS KINGDOM:
LUKE 20:34-36 "And Jesus answering said unto them, the children of this world marry, and are given in marriage; but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die anymore, for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection."
This is the problem with you. THERE IS NO MARRIAGE THAT IS AT PEACE. MARRIAGE HAD BEEN DESTROYED. THOSE WHO MARRY ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD AND THEY CANNOT ENTER HERE.
CELIBACY AND CHASTITY OF MISSIONARIES:
Those who are going to be missionaries are coming. They do not marry and are not given in marriage. You call this week the Missionary's Week. But where are the missionaries? Some of you are chairmen, secretaries and mothers for missionaries? This is the ark but who will enter? When you are requested to refrain from fornication and sin, you laugh. Where are you going with your load of sins?
2 PETER 3: 13-14
"Nevertheless we according to his promise, look for a new heaven and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless."
That is why I say that you do not know where you are. You refuse to forsake sins. You are still fornicating, lying, and stealing. You cannot enter here because the Word of God must be fulfilled. I printed the students' card since 1964. But up till now I have not found even one virgin. However, they are coming. they will be virgins and true missionaries. They do not marry, tell lies or fornicate. The kingdom must be prepared for before the citizens come. The Word of God is true. When it is said that those who will be accounted worthy to inherit this new world do not marry and are not given in marriage, you laugh. Why do you laugh? there is no other testimonial or credential for it had already been written that those who will inherit the kingdom do not marry. I am not the person to elect them because the Father had completed the election and you will see them.
"And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders, and no man could learn that song, but the hundred and forty-four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruit unto God and to the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. And in their mouth was found no guile; for they are without fault before the throne of God." There is no alteration in the above scripture, and it does not call for any soliciting. If you know the truth, there is something for you to do in order to help yourself.
"His disciples say unto him, if the case of a man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, all men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it let him receive it."
Some people go on transfer so that they may come back to enjoy this kingdom. It is said that you will be changed in a twinkle of an eye. If your name is in this kingdom, you will be changed to qualify for entry. There are those who make themselves eunuchs for the kingdom's sake. How can you enter into the kingdom with sins? Apart from No.26 Mbukpa Road and 34 Ambo Street, Calabar, Brotherhood is found in no other place.
1 CORINTHIANS 7:28-34
"But and if you marry, thou has not sinned; but if a virgin marry, she has not sinned. Nevertheless, such shall have trouble in the flesh; but I spare you. But this In say brethren, the time is short, it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none. And they that weep as though they weep not and they that rejoice, as though they rejoice not, and they that use the world, as not abusing it, for the fashion of this world passeth away. But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord. But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. There is a difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit; but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband."
MARRIAGE IS NOT STABLE AGAIN. IF YOUR NAME IS IN THE KINGDOM, THE FATHER WILL REARRANGE THINGS TO SUIT YOU. Sometimes either the husband or the wife will go on transfer, or the marriage may be dissolved. When such happens you complain ignorantly that your husband has forsaken you. ALL THOSE WHO ARE OBU'S CHILDREN DO NOT ENJOY MARRIAGE. YOU CANNOT PASS THROUGH THE WINDOW INTO THE KINGDOM. YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS. Now you are looking for what your wife and children will eat. This is the kingdom of God where things are done orderly and according to predestination and not like in the world where you do as you like.
"And I saw no temple therein, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it; and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. And the gate of it shall not be shut at all, by day, for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honor of nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie, but they which are written in the Lamb's book of Life.
The children of the kingdom are coming. They may be your children. That is why I allow you to marry. OTHERS MAY BE CHANGED BY GOING ON TRANSFER, SO DO NOT LAMENT WHEN SOMEBODY IS TRANSFERRED. It is said they will resurrect first. It is said that those who are in marriage should stay as the unmarried. There are some people who do not want marriage again and they stay as eunuchs. Many people did not know that they should have conformed to the requirements. When you hear that a person is transferred, you weep. He must go and come back to enjoy this kingdom.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:34-38
"Awake to righteousness, and sin not, for some have not the knowledge of God. I spake this to your shame. But some men will say, How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest, is not quickeneth except it die. And shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain. But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body."
Do you believe that there is no death? If Jesus did not die, he would not have resurrected. In the flesh he wept and flogged people in the temple. But now he is living forever.
"For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world; but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after the judgement. So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him, shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat falls to the ground and die, it abideth alone, but if it dies, it bringeth forth much fruit."
AS YOU REFUSE TO FORSAKE SIN, IF IT IS THE WILL OF THE FATHER TO ADMIT YOU INTO THE KINGDOM, YOU WILL BE TRANSFERRED SO THAT YOU MAY COME BACK AS A NEW MAN. Missionaries are coming. Flesh and blood is not able to do this work. What is wanted is your body which is the temple of God. The word is used in cleaning you to suit the abode of God.
1 CORINTHIANS 3:16-17
"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."
1 CORINTHIANS 6:13-20
" Meats for the 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 the members of an harlot? God forbid. What! know ye not that he that is joined to an harlot is one body? For two, saith he, shall be one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without his body, but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What?
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." By fornicating about, you have defiled the temple of God.
He that has ears let him hear. May God bless His Holy Words. Amen.
THANK YOU FATHER.