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HARD TRUTH (VOLUME3)


FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE YEAR 1996 At THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD ONITSHA By THE WATCHMAN APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN THE SUPREME INTELLIGENCE” Truth has no substitute” © BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY WORLD-WIDE

Revelation 21:6. “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
KJV.

SECTION 4
1
GREAT DOCTRINES
OF GOD (2): PERFECTION
Jesus Christ commanded us, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matt. 5:48 KJV)
2.           “Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God”. (Deut. 18:1.) Therefore
leaving the principles of the doctrine Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation repentance from dend works, and of  faith toward God, (Heb. 6:1) Read also Deut. 32:4).
3.           This doctrine of perfection is another serious thing that people consider to be very impossible to get or see any man on earth that can be perfect quoting that Bible said “There is none righteous, no, not one.”
4.           Rom. 3:10 but God knows  that if he is  a perfect faithful, and righteous God, So must all his children be also, and look at the whole picture, we see that it is almost impossible to get a man that is perfect in the eyes of men, but believe me, that with God all things are possible,for if it is not so Christ died in vain; but God forbid.
5.           (Heb. 2:9-10) But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
6.           For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
7.           (Heb. 5:8-9 KJV). Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
8.           9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.
9.           So God cannot demand anything we cannot afford from us, otherwise he will be an unjust God. The Bible says that Jesus Christ was a man that was born in like passion like us as recorded in the above scriptures we read in the book of Hebrews. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith, hence he alone should be our perfect example.
10.        For us to be with a perfect and righteous God now and at the end of our lives here on earth, we must all be perfect because from the beginning, God expected his peopleto be perfect in all their ways and indeed, we also had records of a lot of people that walked with God and were perfect. Then if we fail to attain perfection, these people will rise up in Judgment against us and condemn us for being stubborn and disobedient to the holy word of God.
11.        Before I proceed in discussing this important topic which is a MUST to all who want to be with Christ, I will first of all make you understand that the teachings of Christ are Hard Truths, very difficult for people to believe and obey, but it is very simple to the elect - The BRIDE of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 11:2 & Eph 5:27) for they have a goal (Eternal life).
12.        (John 6:60-66 KJV) Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it? When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
13.        It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
14.        And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him..
15.        (Matt 19:10- 11 KJV) His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
16.        11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given..
17.        From these passages, it has become very clear that Christ preached non-compromising doctrines, which made people to stumble-out. Dear friends, please develop enough courage here and obey the word of God for that is your perfection.
18.        In Gen. 6:9, Noah was recorded as being just and perfect in his generation. (II Samuel 22:31 KJV) As for GOD, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried; he is a bucklerto all them that trust in him. (Psalms 19:7 KJV) The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; Prov 4:18, Ezek 28:15, Matt. 19:12, Rom 12:2, 2 Cor. 12:9, John 17:23, Acts 24:22; Col 1:28; I Thess 3:10; Heb. 2:10, Heb. 11:40, Héb. 13:21, James 2:22; I John 4:18, James 1:17.
19.        From all these scriptural passages, it will be share negligence or carelessness in any Christian to suppose or think that God was playing when he made these statements in the Holy Scriptures.


GREAT DOCTRINES
OF GOD (3): COST OF DISCIPLESIHP
20.        Many preachers today are only interested in getting large crowds of people. But little will they stop to look into the holy scriptures to find-out what Jesus Christ and the apostles preached and how people responded to their preachings; All the apostles preached the word of God to please God who called them and not men.
21.         1 Thess. 2:4-5. There is a lot of men pleasers today who cannot tell people the unadulterated truth about the kingdom of God, but instead they make it a broad way (Mtt. 7:13) and that is how we can easily identify how all these false churches that claim “confess Jesus as Lord” quoting Rom. 10:9 &13.
22.        For by the spirit of devils they work miracles to entice and attract the people to themselves. But the whole members in such places neither fear GOD nor live holy; and that means that they are in cages of unclean people. Congregation of the dead! (Prov 21: l6)....” The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. “ (KJV).
23.        A call to salvation is a call to die, it is a call to come and receive ridicle and cruel mockery; it is a way that is evil spoken of if people are told these hard - truths as Christ did they would have sat down to count the cost of what following Christ will take them before ever rushing  to their fellowship and for water baptism.
24.        (I Thess. 2:4-5 KJV), But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:
25.        (GaL 1:10- 12). For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
26.        For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
27.        (Luk 9:23-26 KJV). And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
28.        For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
29.        For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
30.        (Matt. 16:24-25). Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
31.        (Luke 14:26-33 KJV). If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
32.        For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
33.        Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
34.        Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
35.        Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth ambassadors, and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple..
36.        (John 6:60-64;Matt 19:10-18; and Matt. 5:38-46). Jesus Christ teachings does not attract people but rather pushes them away, His miracle, signs, and wonders amthealhigs were the attractions on the mountain that only pulled many multitudes. But when he revealed his word and mystery of the kingdom, the multitudes ran away, today, read (John 6:24-40, 60-66).
37.        Many people follow many preachers about, even honouring Linen rather than God because of one gift or the other. It could be healing, miracle signs and wonders, but of what use are all these tbings if one will perish after receiving them?
38.        The Bible says in (Heb. 5:8KJV) Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.
39.         (Philip. 1:29) For unto you it is given on the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake.
40.        (Matt. 10:33-39). But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
41.        And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
42.        And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
43.        He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it..
44.        (John 12:24-26), Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
45.        If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor
46.        (Read (1 Thess.3:3, Acts 14:22) Then let’s read (John 15:20-22) Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
47.        But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
48.         (2 Cor. 6:4-10 KJV). But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
49.        By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
50.        As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things..
51.        (2 Cor. 4:8-10 KJV). We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body..
52.        (John 16: 1-2) These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
53.        After reading these passages, we can notice that a call to Christianity is not a call to prosperity but a call to suffer and die here on earth that we may obtain a better ressurrection for so also, we see that the Christians who ran the same race before us suffered the same fate.
54.        Read Heb; 11:35-40) for there is no Other foundation layed, but that which is  layed already “The faith of Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever. So stop listening to preachers that give, you the picture of Christianity as a bed of Roses, for they are deceivers, they only want your money and does not want to know whether you have escaped the wrath of God or not.
55.        (Malachi3:6) For I am the LORD, I change not…. Jerem 6:16) Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein
56.         If you can kneel down and prayto God, with a pure and perfect heatt, you nnasr surely hear a word its one way or the other behind you saying “This is the way, walk ye in it
57.        (Isa. 30:21) If the watchmen are Mine they are all dumb dogs, they cannot but sleeping, vingdown, loving to slumber yea, they are greeting dogs which can never have enough and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain from his quater (Church or Group).
58.         These are they that make flatteries of the way to the kingdom of God portraying the truth as a broad way, instead of being a narrow way as Jesus Christi himself taught in (Matt. 7:13-151(JV).
59.        Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Amen.




2
GREAT DOCTRINES
 OF GOD (4):UNITY OF THE BODY
Gen. 11:1-8 KJV) And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
2.           And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
3.           And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
4.           So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
5.           (Eph. 4:4-6) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
6.           Today, the call for religious unity is be- coming a common topic in our society, hence the Ecumenical Movement going on around the world, is only converting the people or churches to drop or lay aside their doctrinal differences, to make sure that they come together under one Umbrella as Christians; just like this people did in (Gen 11 :3-4), even when their gathering is contrary to god’s will (HIS WORD), Nevertheless, the word of God remains the only meeting point for every christian.
7.           (Gal. 1:9-10) As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
8.           (Gal 2:6) But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:.
9.           Therefore any unity outside God’s doctrines (HIS WORD) is false unity and only time will vindicate me because I know that thcy must surely scatter: for it is an unholy alli ance and- no matter how pilate mended fences with Herod itis ceiiainthattheyon1y want to make sure that they will kill Christ (The way the truth and the life), in (Luk. 23:11-13) And Herod with his men of war set him at naught, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
10.        And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves. And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
11.        God in his divine wisdom, only established one church, united in one body and in one spirit. 1Cor. 12:13; the body is also united in one baptism, one faith, one hope, one Love, one conduct, one order, and in one GOD.
12.        Eph. 4:3-6. Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
13.        (Eph. 1:22-23KJV). And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
14.        23 Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.
15.        (John 17: 20-23 KJV) Neither pray Ifor these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through fj word: that they all may be one; as thou, father, art in me, and 1 in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou bust sent me, and the glory which thougo vest mel have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one; ...that they may be made perfed in one ....
16.        This prayer undoubtedly shows that Jesus the founder of the faith and the owner (LORD) of his church, is against division or denominations among his disciples. For it is a sinful act.
17.        (Cor 1: 1O 13), KJV) Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our LORD Jesus Christ, that you all speakVise same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; bt that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
18.        For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them wbkb are of the house of chloe, that there are contentions amongyour. Now this Isay, that everyone ofyou saith, lam paul; andlofapollos; and 1 of cephas; and I of chaist Is Christ divided? was Paul crucfled for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
19.         (1 Cor. 3:3-4) For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you enving, and singe, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, Jam of Paul and another, I am ófApollos, are ye not carnal?
20.        This unity of the body of Christ must be in God”s ordained way in his word! andnot any man made system but, with !owJness and meekness, with long suffering. Forbearing one another in Love; Endeavouning to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace
21.        (Eph. 4:2-3 KJV) All the disciples of Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, fvou continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
22.        (Acts 2:46 KJV) And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.
23.         (Act 20:32) And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
24.        Therefore, God’s word must be the only basis for Christian unity or else Christians should run away from such people that belittle God’s true doctrines.
25.        For that is the “Anti-word” I know (The Anti-Christ) move, This is satan’s end time deceit that never spare any group who were gathering in the name of Christ even the end-time message believers.
26.        As we have been narrating, the body of Christ (the church) must be united love, doctrine, name, teachings, conduct, order, organisation and aim.
27.        For lam not ashamed of the G spel of Christ,jor it is the power God unto salvation to every onethatbelievesk; tothe.Jewflrst, and also to the greek One LORD, one faith, one baptism (Eph. 4:5)
28.        Also Read I Cor. 4:17; 1 Cor. 11:16; The Scriptures says, let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the Law.
29.        Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
30.        And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
31.        If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. (1 Cor. 14:34-38 KJV).
32.         From all these passages, it is evidently clear that all the churches received, the same doctrine from all the apostles although they were located many thousand miles away from each other and may be under one Pastor or Ministers that knew not one another, yet, all of them spoke one thing by the Holy Ghost on a matter, No one contradicted the other.
33.        The gathering in Gen. 11-1-8, was false because the motive behind their action was to make a name to themselves, I liken it to what happened in Nigeria a few years ago at the peoples club Headquaters in Onitsha, Anambra State, where all Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria were assembled together with this Motto: Come and see the man that have made the “MINISTRY”.
34.         All the founders and General Superintendents or Overseers, of all these false churches were appearing one by one at the auditorium and were being introduced and greeted with laud ovations from the crowd.
35.        But the question is, if a man is the founder of these churches, why then do they put the name of Jesus to it? And who is taking the glory, man or God? Who do the people recognise as Reverend, man or God? You have the answer in your hand.
36.        I am sure, that I am going to pay dearly for exposing all these hidden mission but l am not afraid because I am under obligation not to obey or respect any man but God, who called and commissioned me for this strict assignment.
37.        (Matt. 23:8-9KJV) But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
38.        This Scripture forbids a christian from calling any body on earth “father as a worthy title or position; the Bible is truth and even the pentecostals know that it is truth but today, they subtly agrees with satan to pervert the word of God and because of this, Satan had deceived them the same way he deceived Roman Catholics.
39.        They call theirs Rev. FATHER OR HIS LORDSHlP but pentecostals call their general overseers “Daddy” what then is the difference between “Father and Daddy”? This question must be answered or such people should shut-up their mouths.
40.        Beause, no matter how St. Paul referred himself as spiritual father to some ministers and churches, none of them gave him that title of which many today answer Reverend Doctor so and so but look what is written in
41.        (Psalms 111:9) He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant forever: holy and reverend is his name.
42.        Find out therefore, who has this title “Reverend,” which all these evil minded men and women have arrogated to themselves. May be because the white men did it or because many are they that do the same thing; therefore every body concluded that it doesn’t matter.
43.        But remember Isa. 42:8. (Ex.23:2) A wise man does not follow the majority in going wrong. God is not a white man or a blackman; some go by the title archbishops, Popes, etc. These titles and offices’ have no place in the holy Bible; it is additional system. And that shows that they are operating against God’s will (His word) and they are the false Endtime Annointed ones.
44.        The Unity of the body must be according to God’s word.
45.        (Eph. 4:25 KJV). Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.
46.        Yet, inspire of this passage, people still tell lies one to another and still claim to be Christians.
47.        (Rev. 21:8) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
48.        Now, that the people call themselves Brethren but cannot dwell together in unity, this shows that such is hypocritical brotherhood or false brethren.
49.        (Heb. 2:11 KJV) For both he that sanctfieth andthey who are santfled are all of on e: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.
50.        (Rom. 15:5-6 KJV) Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded one toward an other according to Christ Jesus: that ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the father of our Lord Jesus Christ .
51.        (I Cor. 1:9-10) God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
52.        Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
53.        . Read John 10:16; Col. 18, Col. 3:15; Philip. 3:16-17 John 11:52 Eph. 2: 16 Then let’s read (Eph. 5:30 KJV) For we are members of his body, of his flesh and of his bones.
54.        (1 Cor. 12:13-14) For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.
55.         And if this can be seen among the christian brethren, then, you must see how good and pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell together in Unity and in like precious faith.
56.         (Psalms 133:1) Because, from these Spriptural truths, it is evidently clear that the true unity must be in God’s unchangeable WORD.
57.        Note: These things must be completely avoided in the body (Eph. 5:3KJV) But fornication and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints.
58.        (1 Cor. 5:11-13 KJV) But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no not to eat.
59.        For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
60.        Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person Deut. 17:7) Rom. 16:17) said, now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and Avoid them
61.        (Gal 5:15-21 KJV) But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
62.        But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these ; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
63.        Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
64.        Also ( Read 1 Cor. 3:1-5) for the Bible declared that all that are in denominations (divisions) are all carnal and walk as men, not minding scriputres that commanded us to make our wrongs right by all means.
65.        (Matt 18:15-17 KJV). Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
66.        And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican.
67.         (Titus 3:10) A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject
68.        Warning: Be careful about the person you move with, for God hates unholy alliance. (ll Chron. 19:2 KJV) And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat., shouldest thou help the ungodIine and love them that hate the LORD? Therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.
69.        (Rom. 15:4). For what so.ever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. So do not allow anybody to stop you from searching the Scriptures.
70.        John 5:39, Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
71.        Gen. 22:15 -18; Jerem 34:18-19 And all these things by the help of the holy Ghost will be possible for you, if you believe this message of God in this hour. Amen.


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GREAT DOCTRINES OF GOD (5): SPEAK1NG IN TONGUES OR FALLING DOWN IS NOT EVIDENCE OF HOLY GHOST BAPTISM
There are lots of impersonations in this last days, and it is clearly noticed everywhere that the attitude of people that answers born again christians are deceiving because the spirit of the last days are fully at work in the children of disobidience (Read Eph. 2:2-3).
2.           Now look at the promise (John. 16:7-15 KJV) Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
3.           And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me;
4.           Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
5.           Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.
6.           He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.
7.           (Luke 24:46-49 KJV) And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
8.           And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high..
9.           Read this Scripture, 2 Timothy 3:1-8 and compare it with the habit of the people in our society today, you will see truthfully, without having bias in your mind that all that are in such groups are still unbelievers and if you are a lover of TRUTH, you must surely confirm that all that was written in that part of the Scripture is happening now, proving that God’s word bears an infallible witness, for these things were prophesied centuries ago
10.        But the simplicity that was in the life of the apostles (The Ministers) in those early days of our fathers: the people would ridicle and laugh at that type of prediction but not knowing that all the evils prophesied concerning this last days must surely come to pass, all over the world, and we can then conclude that we are at the end of the road.
11.        Therefore know and understand that the most horrible fact is that people will appear as Godly People (Religious) in these last days but have no power to overcome in because by their desires, they will deny the power of God’s word.
12.        (II Timothy. 3:5 and 1 Cor. 4:19-20). Even preachers mouths are full of words about the kingdom but indeed, they deny the powers thereof; because the worst condition is a condition where one has little knowledge of God, (through Theological Institutions) concerning what sin is all about but has not enough knowledge of God to make him overcome sin.
13.        Another description that is so fiightening among all these impersonators is that a good number of them always resists God called Ministers, with no other thing but quotes from the word of God (may be cutting half here an cutting half the otherplace) just like Jannes an Jambres withstood Moses who hears direct and fresh messages from the mouth of God.
14.         (Numb. 12:7-8 KJV) My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? n other words.
15.        Moses also have nothing but the word of God, but these anti-word annointed ones always go all lengths and breaths to resist the true word of God for their day, and will cause their members to do likewise. One of their prey are always silly women or ladies and ñaturally, we know from the experience of Eve in the Garden of Eden that women are easily deceived.
16.        (Timothy 2:11-I5 KJV) Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
17.        And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
18.        Read also, (II Cor. 11:3; Gen 3:1) These Scriptures specifically beared witness or threw more light to the whole picture why women should learn in silence and are forbidden from teaching or preaching in the church or public places.
19.        For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
20.        And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
21.        If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.. 1 Cor. 14:33-38.
22.         Because women are so easily deceived, men seduce their hearts with enticing words till you wonder why? but I am telling you; they are being used as baits to attract immoral men everywhere and most especially among these false Religious groups who doesn’t know God’s holiness neither fear him.
23.         And this is the reason why you can notice that women are in the greater majority in all the gatherings of these false churches in the land today.
24.        Watch out, and you will certainly agree with me that the character of the women depicts the picture of the churches or groups they belong or attend. If a woman claiming to be religious is libral, social painted face, changing her original nature, and popular or influential, automatically shows you the picture of the church she represents.
25.        This is truth, when a man is born, a person is born, but when a woman is born, a nation is born. And contrawise, if a woman is disciplined sober meticulous, quiet, zealous of good works, mindful of the company she keeps and also how she dresses, only to please God who is holy, and not to attract men’s attention; then that is a Perfect picture of the church she represents.
26.        This topic; “SPEAKING IN TONGUE AND FALLING DOWN” by many people today in the name of Holy Ghost baptism must be seriously cross-checked in the hight of the holy Scriptures or else many will be deceived the more; although some have already been deceived by this act.
27.        Before we can grasp any meaning from this wide range of exposure,it is necessary for us to first of all identify what or who the Holy Ghost is and what the Bible said will be his works to believers and the Evidence of one that has received the Holy Ghost in his personal life Listen to this experience “Two young men went to the bush to hunt rabbit; one knew what a rabbit looks like, the other claims he knew it also; (a rabbit lives in holes and normally one of its hunters does the digging while the other wait for the rabbit at the exit hole and kill it).
28.        And as the two young men went ahead hunting, they saw a rabbit hole and started digging it with the full assurance that the rabbit was inside the hole, they hoped to kill it.
29.        And while the one who knew what a rabbit looked like kept digging, then the other one that claimed to know it as well kept watch with his matchet ready in his hand; but after a long period of digging, the other man came to his colleague and enquired whether the rabbit has ran out through the exit hole. he replied “No” and almost nearing the end of the exit hole, he enquired again.
30.        Then his friend replied him with a question, saying “my friend please tell me, is the rabbit like a goat or a dog?” the next man was amazed at this type of question and replied him saying, “I think you claim to know what a rabbit is?” his colleague appolegetically said, “don’t be offended because I know why I am asking this question, is it like a rat some how bigger than rat?” His friend answered “Yes”, the man exclaimed, “it escaped the moment you started digging, the thing jumped out through this exit hole and ran away” His friend felt disappointed.
31.        My dear reader, I believe you must have gathered something that will help you from this story as we proceed. Many people talk and make great noise about the holy spirit without knowing what the holy spirit is, and because they do not know what the Holy spirit is, they do not know when they have him in their lives or when they have him not.
32.        Therefore I will like you to read the following Scriptural passages with me before I proceed; (1 John 4:1 KJV ). Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
33.        (II Timothy 4:3-4 KJV) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
34.        (II Cor. 11:13-15) For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
35.        Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
36.        The Bible is the Holy word of God; Holy men of God wrote it under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In reality,the Holy spirit is the author of the Holy Bible and this then means that the word of God is PERFECT.
37.        (II Timothy 3:16-17 KJV). All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
38.        (Isa. 40:13-14 KJV) who hath directed the spirit of the LORD, or being his councellor hath taught him? with whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of Judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?
39.        (II Pet. 2: 20-21), knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation,for the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but for men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
40.        These passages further proved that there is no other Author of the holy Bible but the Holy Ghost. And no man can claim it out by his wisdom, it can not grow old, or be equaled with any other book..
41.        Jesus promised to send the holy spirit in the holy Bible, (John 16:5-16). But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
42.        Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
43.        Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
44.        Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.
45.        He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.
46.        A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. Amen.


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HOLY SPIRIT: A MYTH OR REALITY?
Who is the Holy Spirit? Is the Holy Spirit a myth or a reality?
2.           (2 Cor. 3:17; John 4:24, John 6:63). “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
3.           God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
4.           “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
5.           From these above passages, we can see it clearly that the Holy Spirit is a reality and not a myth. He is a person, He is God in spirit form.
6.            (Acts 5:3-4KJV). But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
7.           While it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
8.           (Matt. 28:19 KJV) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the HOLYGHOST:
9.           (1 Cor. 3:16) know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelkth in you?
10.        (Heb. 9:14) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
11.        (Acts 10: 19-20) While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.
12.        (Matt. 12:28). But f I cast out devils by the spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
13.        He is the creator of all things. (Pslams 104:24 & 30 KJV) O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
14.        Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and renewest the face of the earth.
15.        He inspired and guided the writhing of the holy Scriptures as we have read in second Timothy 3:16- 17, & 2 Peter 1:19-21.
16.        He provided the world with salvation by becoming flcth uithe womb of virgin mary and was born as the son of God.
17.        (Luke 1:31-32 & 35 KJV). And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
18.        And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
19.        Matt. 1:20-21. He bring about the new birth experience in the life of a believer.
20.        (John 3:5-8 KJV) Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
21.        Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but can not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
22.         (Titus 3:4-6 KJV). But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior.
23.         (1 Peter 1:10-12) Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
24.        Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
25.        Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
26.        (John 6:63 KJV). It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
27.        Notice the relationship between God’s people and the Holy Spirit.
28.        (Numbers 11:16-17), And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.
29.        And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.
30.         (Judges 3:9-10) And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.
31.        And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war: and the LORD delivered Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Cushan-rishathaim.
32.        (I Sam. 16:13-14). Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
33.        But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.
34.        (Ex. 31:3), And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
35.        (Ex. 35:31) And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
36.        (Ex. 28:3 ) And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
37.        We can see evidently that He was the one Holy spirit that come upon God’s people in the old testament, helping them to accomplish specific duties. And for without him we can do nothing.
38.        (John 15:5) He is the one the prophets of God said that would live in all God’s people.
39.        (Ezk.36:26-27 KJV). A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.
40.        27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them .
41.        (JoeI 2:28-29) And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
42.        (Judges 6:34KJV)  But the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abi-ezer was gathered after him.
43.        (Acts 10:36-38 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
44.        John 1:32-34  And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
45.        (Isa. 59:21)  As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and forever.
46.        (Isa. 44:3)  For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring
47.        (Luk 2:25) And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
48.        The promise of God in (John 16:7)Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
49.        (John 14:16-17) And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;       Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
50.         And Luk 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
51.        fulfilled to later in (Acts 2:1-4). And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
52.        And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
53.        And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
54.        Read (Acts 2:32- 33).And since that day till now, there is no record anywhere in the holy Bible that God has ever withdraw the holy spirit from the earth. It is now very clear to us that the holy spirit is God’s mark or seal of ownership on believers.
55.        (Rom. 8:9-14) But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
56.        Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
57.        Let us go a little bit further to see the characters of these people thatwere filled with the Holy Spirit and find out how many of them that spoke in tongues.
58.        In(Acts 1:8) But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
59.        No mention was made about speaking in tongues: (In John 16:7-14) as we’ve read before, no mention was made about speaking in tongues.
60.        In Mark (16:13-14) And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them. Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
61.        Jesus christ lashed the disciples because of unbelief and then commissioned them in verses 15-17 with signs because of their unbelief And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
62.        He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.
63.        In other words, signs and wonders are for unbelievers and not for the believers. Tongues also is for unbelievers because believers only believe what is written in the word of God and say Amen to it.
64.        (1 Cor. 14:22) wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe but to them that believe not: but prop hesyingserveth notfor them that believe not, but for them which believe.
65.        Read the following passages and compare the Scripture with Scriptures. (Luke 1:15-1 6; Luke 1:41,67 and Luke 2:25; Acts 2:4; Acts 4:8; 4:31; Acts 9:1 7; Actsl3:9; Acts 13;52, Eph. 5:18.
66.         From all these passages, one can see what the people that received the holy spirit of God did. They did not fall down neither did they go about rattling in tongues.
67.        What is speaking in tongues and how Scriptural is it? Speaking in tongues is a gift of the Holy Ghost and not the Holy Ghost himself. One can receive a gift and reject the person that gave him the gift because the giver is always behind his gift. You have your choice of receiving my gift and reject my person or accept my gift and reject me.
68.        The Holy Ghost is the giver and is God himself. The gift is temporal and does not endure forever but the Holy Ghost is eternal and has no ending. Gift has a beginning and can stop or cease one day but the Holy Ghost has no beginning as it has no ending.
69.        The only places you can read about other tongues are in (Acts 2:4-8) And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
70.        Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
71.        (Acts 13:9) Then Saul (who is called Paul), filled with the holy Ghost set his eyes on him. (Acts 10:46) for they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God, then answeredPeter. (Acts 19:6)
72.        And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied
73.        For the gifts of the Holy Ghost and their administrations read (1 Cor. 12:1-13; 1 Cor. 14:1-33 because from all these passages, we can notice that not all Christian can speak in tongues, do miracle healing, sign and wonders etc. (1 Cor. 12:28-30) but every christian is bestowed with one gift or the other.
74.        Notice the administration of tongues in the church (1) The Language must be heavenly inspired and an interpreter inspired to interprete must be present, we speak about few instances and then you will judge other ones and compare it with what we are seeing in the churches (so called) in the land today.
75.        People in their limited (Incorporated Companies) or in their cages are tutored on how to speak in tongues. It is no longer inspired of God but everybody in the church speak in tongues at will and at the same time and yet no interpretation. Some even use tongues in singing their christian songs so called and in salutation; and it is always in their mouths as if it is their normal daily language; it is fill of continious repetetion of the same words that was taught them of their masters.
76.        And even these false masters of the blind and their labourers go as far as helping the spirit of the almighty God in pushing people down after turning them round and round until they loose balance and fall down. Some advice their converts to fall down at the touch of their hands on the heads and foreheads as a sign of the Holy Ghost baptism as Christ told us. (John 3:5-7).
77.        One Evangelist Reinhard Bunke from Germany came to Nigeria some years ago and taught people how to speak in tongues but when the people could not cope-up he continued shouting “Try, Try, Try, speak, speak, speak see? What an impersonation of God’s gift.
78.        There is no salvation in gift of speaking in tongues or prophecy etc. The devil also can speak in tongues and can perform great signs and wonders.
79.        (1 Cor. 13:8-11), Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
80.        When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
81.        Let us throw away every childishness and let us face the facts. How can somebody claim that he has received the Holy Spirit, after speaking in tongues (so-taught) and fall down, will live in unbelief doubt God,s word; live in naked sin and idolatory such as molten images of Maria; playing christian disco songs/musics, perminigof hairs or jerry-curl, wearing earrings and neckless, putting little make-ups, mini-skirts, sleeveless dresses, dresses that are transparent, women cutting their hairs, women wearing trousers, using of bids and chaplets during prayers: well that shows that they are already in the devils pocket because some still fight, quarrel, tell lies, defraud or go to court even with one another, covet and do alikinds of illegal and contraband business in a christian way. “God forbid”.
82.        The Holy Ghost is Holy and is the spirit of God in a man or woman.
83.        In (John 15:1-6, KJV) I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
84.        Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
85.        I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
86.        Jesus Christ is the tine vii and we are his branches, if the true vine, is hely and perfect; the branches must be holy and perfect also, because they get their food and nurishment from the stem.
87.        Therefore whosoever calls himself a christian but cannot live like Jesus Carist here on earth, he is a blasphemer and God cannot hold that person guiltless for blaspheming his high and holy name.


HOW DO WE RECEIVE THE TRUE HOLY GHOST?
(John 6:63) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto your they are spirit, and they are life.
2.           (Luke 11:13) If ye then, being evil,, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly father give the holy spirit to them that ask him?
3.           (Rom. 8:11) But f the spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his spirit that dwelleth in you. (1 Co 6:19KlV) what know ye not that you, body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own.
4.           (II Cot 1:21-22) Now he which stablisheth us with you in christ, and hath anointed us, is God Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the spirit in our hearts.
5.           (Eph. 1:13-14 KJV) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
6.           Please my dear reader, pay strict attention in this Eph. 1:13-14,) for this is the only way christians receive the Holy Ghost today. The Holy Spirit does not come again as he came on the day of penticost, because, God has not with drawn the holy Ghost from the earth since that day and will not withdraw him until the saints (the purchased) are caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
7.           The Holy Ghost is the translation power that will translate the saints of God and the quickening power that will quicken the dead in Christ that are in the graves and cause them to resurrect.
8.           John 7:39 shows that until Christ was glorified, the holy Ghost would not come. “(But this spake he of the spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was notyetgii’en; because that Jesus was not vet gloried).
9.           John 14: 16-26 and John 16:5-7, beat witness of it Then, on the day of Pentecost, the promise came down and has been with us till today.
10.        (II Cor. 13:5-6) Examine your own selves whetheryou be in the faith; prove your own selves, know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? but I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
11.        Every Christian knows when he has fully believed the word of God and when he is making arguement with it or trying to build a defence. But anything you say you  believe and you cannot put it in practice, you do not believe that thing. You may have a head knowledge of the word of God that may make you a  preacher but at last you will hear a voice depart from me. ye workers of iniquity for I do not know ye because work expresses faith.
12.        Acts. 2:42) And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
13.        It told us how the early christians continued in the apostles doctrine. Find out what and what were or are still the apostles doctrines, Are the people continuing in these doctrines today to save their life? and to flee from the apostles curse upon those that teach or walk against what were said by the holy Ghost.
14.        Gal 1:8-9 What then did they teach their churches concerning the correct method of water baptism and in whose name they should baptise? Have you obeyed this?
15.        Acts 2:38. Mark 16: 16. or are you still challenging God? making arguement with your Creator? Are you among the group that give it your own interpretation saying “it means authority” or those that say “it doesn’t matter” only believe Jesus.
16.        Examine your faith now, whether you are standing on a sinking sand Gal. 5:22-26 But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the spirit, let us also walk in the spirit, let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one.
17.        If you do not bear these fruits, rejoice not but weep for yourself because inspite of all the gifts you may possess, you have no inheritance in God nor in his kingdom
18.        (Gen. 25:6) But unto thesons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gfts and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he.yet lived, east ward, unto the east Mninstry.

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19.        Two  persons of different background and upbriniging. Sometimes of different nationality and language, are bound to have misunderstandings. It would be unrealistic to expect otherwise. These are part of the adjustments that marriage entails. But they should never be allowed to develop into long-drawn-out quarrels’’, Bro. Odoemena Peter (Apostle)
20.        “A dedicated marriage will never break up. When husband and wife gladly put God first in everything and look to Him for direction in all their affair they will be blessed with peace, harmony, and contentment that will be the envy of their friends. Unity of worship, Unity of devotion, Unity of Sacrifice, will do more than anything else to keep a marriage durable.
21.        Therefore, if you want your marriage to last, share your christian experience, pray together, Read the Holy Bible together. Go to church together say with Joshua “As for me and my family. we will serve the Lord our God forever” (Joshuo 24:15)”- Bro Odoemena Peter (Apostle)
22.        “Never let love die out ofyour marriage. Keep it alive whatever may have been said or done. Keep it unfailing, and sooner or later, it will cover all till sins. The hurts will be healed, the mistakes will be forgogtten, the impatience and unkindness will be forgiven” - Bro.Odoemena Peter (Apostle). Amen.


5
TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS MEANS
OBEYING GOD’S WORD
And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. AND IT SHALL BE OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as He bath commanded us. (Deuteronomy 6:24-25)
2.           The word of God has been the way every man or woman can obtain righteousness before God, that is when they obey it. God said that our obedience to His word is the very true righteousness He needed from us.
3.           Now therefore, hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God oj’your fathers giveth you. Ye shall not add unto the WORD which I commanded you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. (Deuteronomy 4:1-2).
4.           The word should not be diminished. The problem is that the word of God is not kept as it is written. How can one be righteous without keeping and obeying the word of God? God said don’t reject it, don’t diminish from it because one word rejected in the beginning brought death. MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT VERY WORD THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD. (Matthew 4:4).
5.           The word of God is the life of men, it is the light that shineth in  darkness and the darkness cannot comprehend it. It is the righteousness of those that love and obey it. Mine eyes fail for thy salvation and for the Word of THY RIGHTEOUSNESS. (PSALMS 19:123 102.
6.           The Word of God has always been His righteousnçss. And no man can be righteous outside the Word of God. This true righteousness come by obeying the word of God not the words of man, the creeds and dogma which are handed down to the people in the denominations as the Word of God cannot produce the true righteousness of God in them that received and obeyed it. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for DOCTRINES the comandments of MEN.
7.           (Mark 7:7) Because the commandments of men have taken upper hand in the churches, it made the Word of God of none effect, therefore there is no true righteousness among the people because the Word of God has not been obeyed.
8.           Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. For l spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that l brought them out of the Land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: But this thing commanded I then, saying, OBEY MY VOICE, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I commanded you, that it may be well unto you. (Jeremiah 7:21-23)
9.           From the days of old till now God only walk with men that have obeyed His Word. They do not regard anything in their life than the Word of God for they know that the Word of God is their righteousness. My footh bath held His steps, His way have I kept, and not declinuL Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips, I have ESTEEMED the WORDS of His mouth more than my necessary food. (Job 23:11-12)
10.        You cannot have this true righteousness which comesby obeying God’s Word untilyou esteem the Word of god higher than your daily bread. You must know that the Word of God is higher than every man. For the righteous Lord Loveth righteousness; His countenance doth behold the upright. (Psalms 11:7).
11.        Until you realize that God is righteous and love righteousness, you cannot have the true righteousness. It is only the righteous that will stand before God.
12.        Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness and speaketh the truth in his heart.(Pslam 15:1-2)
13.        There is nothing that can make you reach this standard without the Word of God The Word of God will bring every man to this height of dwelling in the holy hill of God when he is willing to obey all the word of God.
14.        Disobedience to God’s Word is the highest wickedness to any man or group of people, it separates man from God and makes him the greatest enemy of God. This disobedience is not the big thing, but the little thing which you say it doesn’t matter.
15.        And Samuel said to Saul, thou hast done foolishly, thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which lie comrnandtheefor now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel forever. (1 Samuel 13:13)
16.        And Samuel said, hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rums. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou has rejected the word of theLord, he bath also rejected thee from beingking. (1 Samuel1522-23)
17.        Now hear what the word of God said that disobedience to His word is, REBELLION which is as the sin of witchcraft And the Bible said that THOU SHALT NOT SUFFER A WITCH TO LIVE (Exodus 22:18).
18.        Do you see that any man that do not obey the Word of God is a witch and he needs not to live. Stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. You can imagine how many people in the denominations that are witches and idolaters because of their disobedience to the Word of God.
19.        But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death (Revelation 21:8.).
20.        Just as God rejected Saul and all that rejected His Word, the same way God will do today to all that disobey His Word and He has prepared a fire that will destroy all the witches and Idolaters. What makes them witches and idolaters is their false doctrine, if any man teaches otherwise, and consent not to wholesome Words, even the Words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness.
21.        He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings perverse disputing of men of corupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness; from such with draw thyself (1 Timothy 6:3-5).
22.        The doctrine of our Lord Jesus christ is for righteousness and godliness. It is also the righteousness of God to everyone that will obey it.
23.        But now the righteousness of God to  without Law is manfested, being withnessed by the Law and the prophets; even the righteousness of Gad which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no dfferenee. Romans 3:21-22),
24.        Dear reader we are speaking about the righeousness of God, the only righteousness God knows is not the type denominations offer. This righteousness comes by faith in the Word of God. Why is this righteousness necessary that God made it to be manifest?
25.        But we are all as unclean thing, and all our righteoasnes are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf,’ and our iniquities, like the winds, have taken us away. (Isaiah 64:6)
26.        There Is no effort of man that can earn him the true righteousness before God. Therefore God knowing this,. He sent forth His Word of righteousness so that all that believe and obey it will obtain the true Brethen (Romans 10:1-4).
27.        Here is the true picture of the churches of today who are ignorant of the righteousness of God, though they have zeal but not according to the knowledge of God which is obedience to the word of God and is God’s true righteousness instead they go about establishing their own righteousness which they acquire from Bible schools and seminaries this made it impossible for them to submit themselves to God’s righteousness which is obedience to God’s word.  
28.        And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. …Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. (Mark 7:9,13)
29.        Dear reader can’t you see that what causes the people not to attain the righteousness of God is that the leaders, popes, teachers and pastors so called have totally rejected the word of God and have delivered their own tradition to the peoples of their churches, therefore what we see today in the churches are harlots, robbers and all forms of wickedness. That is the reason why they teach contrary to the doctrine of Christ Jesus and changes his statutes and commandments.
30.        Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.  And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in them. (Ezekiel 5:5-6).
31.        For the fact that the word of god is misinterpreted before the people it multiplied wickedness and people are still having the desire for sin. They have a proverb which says that as fish cannot live without water, so man cannot live without sin, can’t you see such evil words proceeding out of the mouth of men that are looking for God’s kingdom no wonder the holy ghost said they are men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is in Godliness from such withdraw thyself (1 Timothy 6:5).
32.        For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17
33.        Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (2 Peter 3:13).
34.        Do you now see that the word of god has no provision for the “fishes in the water”. The kingdom of god is for the righteous men and women that obey the word of God.
35.        Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey whether you are slaves to sin which leads to righteousness. But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching (DOCTRINE) to which you were entrusted: you have been set free from sin and have become salves to righteousness (Romans 6:16-18 N.I.V.)
36.        From the scripture we knew that obedience and disobedience is in the hand of man to do, that is when you from your heart accept the doctrine of Jesus Christ and obey it that is your true righteousness but when you disobey it for reasons best known to you that is sin.
37.        For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (Romans 2:12 KJV).
38.        Hearing and reading the Bible cannot give you the true righteousness if you do not obey it. Bear in mind that the true righteousness is the such god will see and accept and it must be in line with his word. That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our lord Jesus Christ: (1 timothy 6:14)
39.        For true righteousness to be obtained the word of god must be kept without spot or wrinkle. Every word must be kept  we are living in the last days when people say that it is impossibleto keep every word of god for they say that the word is hard.
40.        For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. (1 John5:3)
41.        I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. (Psalm119:101)
42.        How can one obtain the true righteousness when he is not willing to forsake every false doctrine that produce false life.
43.        Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. (1 Timothy 4:16).
44.        True doctrine is life and also false doctrine is death. The true doctrine of jesus Christ is life which produce true righteousness, while any teaching that goes contrary to the teaching of Christ brings death because it produces unrighteousness which makes the to disobey the word of God.
45.        Today so-called Christians are not mindful of the gospel they received. Jesus said not every one that saith unto me, lord, lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, buth he that doeth the will of my father which is in heaven. (Matt 7:21).
46.        The will of God is nothing but to obey his word just as it is written.
47.          I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. (Isaih 45:23).
48.        It has gone out of the mouth of God in righteousness,that true righteousness must come by obeying god’s word  the Word of God Therefore none ofthein can bodly stand before all and say that they have beard an audible voice of God calling them “MY PEOPLE”. How can God identify Him- :self with acursed thing. So being the Word of god is the true righteousness.
49.        Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion bath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what parthath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement bath the temple of God with idols?
50.        For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I WILL DWELL IN THEM, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE WHEREFORE COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, AND BE YE SEPARATE, SAITH THE LORD, AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU, AND WILL BEA FATHER UNTO YOUAND YE SHALL BE MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS, SAITH THE LORD ALMIGHTY (2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-18).
51.        The only ground whereby man will be free from unclean things is his obedience to the Word of god. Then God will receive him and dwell in him and walk in him because he allowed the word of God to have rule over his. life. Obedience to God’s Word is better than the Sacrifices of praises, thanksgiving, alms, tithes, offerings and running round the whole world in the name of evangelism. All that it takes for God to condemn a man or woman or group of people is for them to reject one verse of the Holy Bible or distort it or misplace it for selfish gain.
52.        In conclusion, I urge you dear friend to examine yourself very well and be sure you have not broken or doubted one word of God so as to please or defend your church and displease God.
QUOTE: To be Compassionate IS to do the WILL ofGod
- Bro. William M. Branham.

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Anti Christ means against Christ and Christ is the word of God made flesh… “HE IS OUR GOD” (John 1:3,14).... Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it? (John 6:60).

  
SECTION 5

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GOD’S RITHEOUSNESS
CANNOT BE ABOLISHED
Hearken unto Me, My people; and give ear unto Me, My nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people. My Righteousness is near; My salvation is gone forth, and Mine arms shall judge the people; isles shall wait upon me, and on Mine arm shall they trust.
2.           Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but My salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished” (Isaiah 51:4-6, KJV)
3.           My dear reader, all that we have been trying to present is to let everyone understand that God’s righteousness can never be abolished or completely destroyed. The Lord God is a righteous God and His righteousness is based upon His Law or His Word.
4.           As God’s Word cannot be eradicated from the face of the earth. Isaiah 55:10-11, Isaiah 51:7-8).
5.           The Bible says that the heavens and earth with everything therein shall varnish away and they that dwell in it shall die, but God’s: righteousness abides, from generation to generation. God puts on righteousness as a breastplate and all His ways and works are righteous, holy and perfect. (Isa 59:17; Isa. 11:5; Ps. 145:17; Dent 32:14; 2 Sam 22:31; ps. 112:9).
6.           God loves righteousness because he is righteous and His face only behold the righteous. (Ps. 11:7). God is of a purer eye that He cannot behold iniquity, unbelief and rebellion against His righteous word. God leads, teaches and judges His people and the world in righteousness (Ps. 5: 8;’9:8).
7.           Knowing this to be true, therefore the only ground whereby one (whether individual or.group) can stand before God is the ground of righteousness (Ps. 15:1-5). The Lord has no pleasure in sin or wickedness, He must judge sin whenever and wherever it is found because He is a righteous and holy God (Ps. 5:4-6).
8.           Therefore, being the God of righteousness, He commanded the heavens to pour down righteousness and the earth to open for righteousness to spring up because He created it (Isa. 45:8) God is a God of righteousness to His people (Zech. 8:8) and He love to see righteousness reigning over the land (Ps. 33: 5) God will not rest until His righteousness is established and the entire world witness it (Ps. 119:137,142, 144)
9.           No matter how evil and wickedness have filled the earth, yet God’s righteousness cannot be abolished (Isa. 62: 1-2. 11:4-5) He is God of holiness which is sanctified in righteousness (Isa. 5:16)
10.        So God cannot do without righteousness because righteousness is His nature (Ps. 45:4, 6-7.48:10). The right hand of God is full of righteousness and His righteousness is for them that are upright in heart (Ps,36:6, 10,31,: 1).

WHERE IS GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS FOUND?
11.        The righteousness of God is found in His word which He had spoken (Isa. 45:23) The word of God hold God’s righteousness to His people (Deut 6:25)
12.         From the beginning the righteousness of God has been witnessed by the Law and prophets. The righteousness of God is nothing but the revealed word of God in every age - the Word made flesh (John 1:1, l4;-Rom. 3:21-22; 5:9) The righteousness of God dwells fully in the Lord Jesus Christ – the word of God, not in any other person like the Pope, Archbishop, etc. Col. l:19; Col 2:19 God himself is our righteousness (Jer. 23:6).
13.        Today millions of people world-wide, who claim to be worshippers of God are completely ignorant of God’s righteousness, rather they go about to establish their own righteousness through their denominational creeds and dogmas thus producing false doctrines which is plainly manifested in all kinds of wickedness and ungodliness in the society thereby God’s righteousness is reproached.
14.        Jesus Christ is the end of the Law in other to bring God’s righteousness to as many as believed and obeyed Him (Rom 10 1-4; Acts 5:32). But by obeying their denominational creeds and falsehood which contradict God’s word, very many people fail to yield themselves unto God’s own righteousness that come only by obedience to His Holy Word (Matt. 4:4; Deut. 6:24-25).
15.        In the book of Romans 1:16-17, one can see clearly that the true Gospel of Jesus Christ is a revelation of God’s righteousness to all that believed. Also Jesus Christ the Word of God, is made unto us wisdom and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption (1 Cor. 1:30).
16.        Moreover God’s righteousness is found in His everlasting testimonies (Ps. 119:138 & 144). We have seen that God’s righteousness could only be found in no other place but in His Divine - Anointed Word - the Holy Bible. Is it not proper for everyone who want to stand righteous in God’s sight to drop every man made denominational ideas and doctrines and take side with the entire word of God? (Ps. 119:9, 11,133).
17.        Outside God’s Word there is no other ground whereby righteousness could be found because the Bible said that heaven and earth shall pass away but God’s Word or righteousness abideth forever (Matt. 24:35).
18.        Therefore if God’s righteousness is completely destroyed, it means also that God’s word could as well be completely destroyed, for the two cannot be separated from each other. But it is impossible for any one or group of people to completely destroy God’s word from the face of the earth, for the Bible said that God keeps watch over His Word to accomplish every of His purpose (Isa. 55:10-11).
19.        Let us compare the following parts of the Scriptures “But my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished”(Isa. 51:6).. “My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (Isa. 46:10)
20.        Read also (Isa. 55:11, Mrk 13:3 1; Isa. 46:13; Heba. 2:3) from these passages of the Scriptures it is evident that God’s righteousness cannot be separated from His Word. God pours out this righteousness by the doctrine of His word and speech to His people and therefore requests all people to give ear to the Words and doctrine of His mouth (Deut. 32:1-2).
21.        His righteousness is not hidden from the people nor far from them because it is wrapped in His Word and Holy Commandment (Det. 30:11- 14; Rom. 10:8).

THE RIGHTEOUSNESS
OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST
22.        We have established the truth showing forth the impossibility of abolishing God’s righteousness from the face of the earth and this righteousness could only be found in God’s word, the Holy Scriptures. Moreover, we have proved through the Holy Scriptures in this write up that God’s righteousness cannot be separated from His Word.
23.        By this one can confidently say that all denominations and organised religions presently on the land today that teach or do things contrary to God’s sacred word are completely outside God’s righteousness because in their various groups the Word of God is not lifted up above everyone, rather the words of General Superintendents, Popes, Rev. Drs. councils etc through church creeds and manuals are highly esteemed more than the word of God, but the Bible said that, that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God (Luke 16:15).
24.        However, the Bride of Christ is quite different from all denominational churches because she is dressed or arrayed in God’s righteousness which is the Word of God - she is the word Bride (Rev. 19:7-8).
25.        The Bride of Christ esteem the Word of God - the entire Bible, more than any other thing, like Job said, the same way the Bride of Christ esteem God’s Word more than their neccessary food Job 23:11-12). The word of God is the righteousness of the Bride of Christ and she hold it strongly by being fully obedient to the word of God (Deut. 6:24-25; Isa. 48:18; Matt. 4:4)
26.        There is nothing that can gladdens the heart of God’s Bride and true church but the righteousness of God which she received by her complete obedience to the entire word (Ps. 89:15-18; 119:111, 138, 144).
27.        The Lord will not rest until He has established His righteousness in the Bride (Isa. 62:1-2; 54:14; 45 13). The Bride of Christ is raised up in righteousness by the word and for her sake God had sown His Word for her perfection and righteousness (Ps. 97:11). The word of God is a lamp to her feet (Psa. 119: 105).
28.        The Bride of Christ took an oath to walk faithfully daily in accordance to every revealed word of God to her (Ps 119:106,112,133, 140,145-148). There is no other group of people on earth that can take such a stand for God’s word as the Bride of Christ, for they are even willing to give their lives for the testimony of God’s Word (Rev. 12:11).
29.        The Bride of Christ is very strict concerning every portion of the Holy Bible because through it comes her righteousness. She cannot deny her righteotuness which she upholds strongly and can never deny (Job 27:6; Ps. 119:121-128, 140).
30.        Being fully dressed in the Word of God she can never add to nor subtract any other thing from God’s Holy Word as she is fully aware of the consequence of such action - Rev. 22:18-19.
31.        There is no doubt that righteousness can not be into existence except by the Word of God, it is the only force that can produce true righteousness in Her- the Bride, only the entire word of God which is found in all the doctrines or teachings of the Bible remains the bride’s adorning and righteousness.
32.        Among the various groups of people in the whole world, only the Bride of Christ is worthy to stand blameless in God’s holy place or hill because she is blessed of her God (Ps. 24:3-5).
33.        The Bride’s absolute and complete obedience to God’s word enables her to acquire more wisdom and understanding than all her enemies (Ps. 119:97-101, 104).
34.        It is therefore the doctrines of Christ (the Holy Bible) that adorn the Bride of Christ in word and deed. Every of her action is motivated by the Word of God. This righteousness of the Bride of Christ lies in the fact that God’s Words through His ordained Apostles and Prophets in her midst are not regarded merely as the word of men, but as indeed it is the Word of God (1 .Thess. 2: 13).
35.        And as a result she is made to stand perfect and complete in all the will of God (Eph. 4:11-12) for God is in her midst (Ps. 46-5). There is nothing that can separate the Bride from the love and righteousness of Christ (Rom. 8:35)
36.        Jesus Himself had already said that He will build His Church and no gates of hell can prevail against it (Matt. 16:18). The Church of God is built upon the revelation of God’s Word which is the righteousness of God that can never be abolished.






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FROM JERUSALEM TO JERICHO
And, behold, a certain Lawyer stood up, and tempted Him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the Law? how readest. thou?
2.           And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighibour as thyself. And He said unto him, thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
3.           And he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, who is my neighbour? And Jesus. answering said, A certain man went down FROM JERUSALEM TO JERICHO, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead” (Luke 10:25-30).
4.           Jerusalem is God’s own city and there He placed His name for His people to worship Him (Hebr. 7:1-3; Deut. 12:11-14; 2 Chro. 3:1; 2 Chro.6:6; 2Chro. 12:13 God is the king of Salem and He said concerning Jerusalem....
5.           “But I have chosen Jerusalem, that My. name might be there; and have chosen david to be over my people Israel” 2 Chro. 6:6)
6.            It was this land of Israel which formerly belonged to the Canaanites that God gave to Abraham (Gen, 12:1-9; Gen 13:14-18). And God blessed the Land and commanded Abraham and his descendants to dwell in the land and possess it as their inheritance.
7.           What then could motivate an Israelite as we read from Luke 10, to depart from the Land unto Jericho an accursed city. From the book of Joshua chapter 6, one can read very clearly that the city of Jericho was destroyed in the time of Joshua at the command of the Lord.
8.            From verse 26, we can clearly read what the Bible recorded “And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his first born, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it”
9.           Jericho is an accursed city before God Almighty, and eveyone that has ever tried to prosper, bless or rebuild her is cursed, A man in the time of King Ahab tried it and he lost his first born son and youngest son as the Lord said through Joshua (1 King 16:34).
10.        That curse is an everlasting curse because whatever God cursed remains cursed forever. This was the reason why the certain man we read in Luke 10 could not successfully make his trip from Jerusalem to Jericho because he was heading towards an accursed city and because God’s hand was  not in that blind trip, therefore he was attacked by satan through robbers (John 10:10) and the man fell down half dead.
11.        There is no one that can progress in his alliance with a cursed individual, group, city or nation. God’s word cursed denominations to the core because it is another of division, confusion, denomination and every false hood (1 Cortinth. 3:3-4; 1 Corinth. 14:33; Rev 17:1-5). Even in the face of this naked truth, many people still love to identify themselves with accursed man-made organisations.
12.        When God called Abraham out of the land of Ur of the Chaldeans, He commanded him to abide in the blessed Canaan land unto which God called him (Gen. 12:14) Nevertheless Abraham left the land and moved to Egypt under Pharaoh because of famine that struck the land of Canaan at that time (Gen. 12:9-20). One can easily notice from this passage how Abraham in the bid to secure his life told lies to Pharaoh that Sarah wasn’t his wife but his sister. Isaac son of Abraham repeated the same act in Gen. 26:1-10, as he also told lies to King Abimelech of Gerar that Rebekah was not his wife but sister. Abraham and Isaac his son were guilty of such sin because they forsook the promised land for another country because of famine. They returned back to the original promised land half dead. Only amazng grace upheld them to retain their relationship with God.
13.        In the book of Ruth chapter 1:1-5, one can as well read an account of an entire family that ended up in bitterness, sorrow, sadness, confusion and death because they left God’s promised land for an accursed city. Elimelech, a man from Bethlehem - Judah (Bethlehem means “House of God’s Bread”) took his wife Naomi,his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, including their wives Orpah and Ruth, and left for the land of Moab and forsook Bethlehem (House of God’s Bread) in search of food because there was famine in Bethlehem.
14.        How can any sensible being forsake House of God’s Bread for another land? If God’s house lacks bread where else could bread be found? This blind and Ignorant family left Bethlehem for Moab, however they all (the entire men that spear headed the journey) died in the land of Moab, and never lived to see the blessings of God upon Bethlehem.
15.        Very many people have made this same mistake today by forsaking the blessed land of the Word of God for accursed cities of denorminations and man-made organized religions.
16.        Whenever any individual or group of people add or subtract anything in doctrine or life approved by the Holy Scripture, such people have forsaken Jerusalem the city of God for Jericho and must receive the subsequent punishment for disobedience (Rev. 22:18-19; Prov. 30:5-6)
17.        Many people today that profess to be Christians have gone back to things that they once hated and rejected, things like social music, worldly dressing, 419 ad dubious businesses; false doctrines etc. And as a result of their actions they have remained half dead,some even are completely dead and can never be reconciled back to the word of God forever (2P. 2:20-22; Hebr. 6: 8; Hebr. 10:26.29).
18.        All denminations and their preachers have all erected buildings as landlords in the accured land of Jericho or falsehood. God’s eternal word still remain the blessed land for all christians and whosoever that forsake the word, of God for a social denominational cities must receive curse, beating, lynching and death.
19.        Therefore for anyone to live eternally, he must abide faithfully in the Holy Land of the Word of God (Luke 4:4) Whosoever that worship God must be willing to obey God’s Word and get rid of every strange god, life or doctrine(Gen. 35:1-5; Eph.4:17-32; Jer. 7:23).
20.        Finally my dear reader, you can now, judge from this exposure how many people that are already in Jericho (outside the will or word of God) because of one reason or the other both in life, conduct, order and doctrine. To be in Jerusalem means to be in God’s approval or will or His Word, and very few people are faithfully in it.
21.        One cannot be in Jeruselem and be in Rome at the same time. There’s so sinner-saint. No black-white man. So one cannot belong to the World Council of Churdues (W.C.C.), Christian Association of Nigeria (C.A.N), African Instituted Churches (A.LC), Pentecostal Federation of Nigeria (P.F.N), Christian Council of Nigeria (C.C.N), National Evangelical Commission (N.E.C.O) and still claim to belong to Christ and His Church at the same time. So the Holy Bible commands you that lives in Jericho of denominations, to come out of her and abide in the City of God in order to escape the judgment, punishment and plagues from God upon all disobedient people (Rev. 18:4)

BE AN EXAMPLE OF THE BELIEVERS
22.        These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; BUT BE THOU AN EXAMPLE OF THE BELIEVERS, in word in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine’ (1 Tim. 4:11-13, KJV).
23.        The goal of every genuine christian is to be an example in the christian faith because we are written epistle read of all men (2 Cor. 3:2). One can’t be an example by emulating any man-made creed and dogma, or by following men like the Pope, General Overseer, Reverend doctors etc. because every man-made tradition is Vain worship before God (Mark 7:7).
24.        Therefore whosoever that desire to be an example of the believers must draw his influence from the Author and Finisher of the christian faith, even the Lord Jesus Christ (Phil 2:5; Hebr. 12:2)
25.        Jesus Christ gave us example of whatever that should be done in respect of Christianity John 13:15, 1 Pet. 2:21). We are encouraged to follow His steps and none other.
26.        A call to christianity is a call to holiness, righteousness and perfection (1 Thess. 4:4-7; Lev. 20:26; Matt. 5:48; Hebr. 12:14; Tit. 2:1142). Everyone must strive to enter into Gods kingdom of holiness (Luke 13:24).
27.        There’s no acceptable or justifiable excuse why anyone should fail to hit the target. There’s no reasonable excuse before God because ignorance of the law is no excuse for transgression (Lev. 5:17) That one’s leader, bishop, overseer, Pope, Reverend, or whosoever deceived him or her is not an excuse before God.
28.        An example of the believers must live by every Word of God (Matt. 4:4), both in conduct, order and doctrine. For anyone to be a successful example of the believers he must be ready to disentangle himself from the affairs of this world (2Tim. 2:4; 1 John 2:15- 16; Rom. 12:1-2).
29.        He must be willing to abstain from all filthiness, uncleanness, fornication covetousness and all other ungodly living and unbelief, thereby separating himself from the unfruitful works of darkness (Eph 5:1-1 1). Everyone must take heed lest he or she come short of the grace of God and many become defiled (Heb. 12:15).
30.        The Church is espoused to one husband the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinth. 11:2) and Christ is the Head of the Church (Coll. 1:18). Through Christ (the Word ofGod) can anyone be an example and challenge to all believers (2 Pet. 1:3).
31.        Not by comparing church with church, or comparing oneself with church manuals, creeds and catechisms. Christianity can cost one anything including his life (John 16:2).
32.        Knowing this to be true, one must be willing to reject every unbelief to the Word of God and cost, for you have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin – unbelief (Hebr. 12:4).
33.        No one is exempted from being a challenge or example of the believers unless he or she is not a Christian. The entire Church at Thessalonica became example of believers in Macedonia (I Thess 1:4-7). So must every church be today by taking heed to the doctrines of the Apostles and prophets from the Holy Scriptures.
34.        Thank you and God blessyou as you accept these wholesome truth, Amen.





SECTION 6






1
MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
I
NTRODUCTION: The teachings of our Great God, the only one and true God, our Lord Jesus Christ, are not meant for every body. Although we preach as if everyone will believe him and be saved but He being God knows who will believe and who will not believe. Read the following passages in your Holy Bible and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart.
2.           ..”He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God” (John 8:47)
3.           “But ye believe not because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand, I and My Father are One” (John 10:26-30)
4.           “Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world” (Acts 15:18)
5.           “And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the Word of the Lord and as many as were ordained to Eternal life believed” (Acts 13:48)
6.           “Why do ye not understand My speech? even because ye cannot hear My Words you are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the Truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own for he is a liar, and fáther of it” (John 8:43-44).
7.           This is the centrepiece of all the teachings of Jesus Christ. He knows those that belong to Him even by their names from the foundation of the world. He knows them that claim to belong to Him from the foundation of the world.
8.           If you are of God, you must hear Him and believe Him without disputing His Word. But if you are not of God, no matter how the Scriptural truth is presented to you, my friend, you will never never believe it. You will go by your own carnal and selfish interpretation which will lead you to death spiritually.
9.           Dear friends this topic is indeed a very delicate and important one that must be addressed in truth and in the light of the Holy word of God because God is nothing but His Word….
10.        “And He was clothed with a Vesture dipped in blood: AND HIS NAME IS CALLED THE WORD OF GOD” (Rev. 19:13)
11.        There is no way I can discuss this all important topic without first of all throwing a great light into Marriage as the oldest institution ordained of God from the garden of Eden. We shall see the beauty of Marriage and its importance to God and why satan has vowed to destroy this sacred institution in many subtle ways. You will hear many hard sayings here because the teachings of God are always hard and not soft as people make it today..
12.        “This is that Bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this Bread shall live for ever. These things said He in the synagogue, as He taught in Ca-per-na-urn.
13.        MANY THEREFORE OF HIS DISCIPLES, WHEN THEY HAD HEARD THIS, SAID, THIS IS AN HARD SAYING: WHO CAN HEAR IT? When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples murmured at it, He said unto them, Doth this offend you?” (John 6:58-61; Read also Matt. 19:3-1).
14.        One can easily see that the teachings of God is not for everybody but to those that have believing hearts only.

MARRIAGE - THE OLDEST INSTITUTION ORDAINED OF GOD FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN
15.        ….“And the LORD God said, it is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whosoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
16.        And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
17.        And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man, And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh:
18.        she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: andthey shall be one flesh And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed” (Gen 2:18-25)
19.        “And He answered and said unto them Have ye not read, that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said,for this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? ‘Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. That therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder”. (Matt 19:4-6).
20.        From the above - we can see that marriage was instituted by God from the beginning of creation and is sacred. Both man and woman were naked before each other and were not ashamed. Nature speaks very loud here.
21.        The only place a man can be naked or a woman without being ashamed is. In marriage. Marital sexual relationship before God is Holy and Honourable. In all “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whore mongers and adulterers God will judge”. (Heb. 13:4).
22.        No matter how shameless a man or woman feels he or she is, the conscience still bears witness that one is guilty after having illegal sexual relationship. For example, a woman that is unfaithful to her husband hides away while playing adultery and is applicable to a man also.
23.        Both feel ashamed and condemned after doing it but they cannot show it up on their faces. At times one that has a iittle fear of God regrets doing it and even hates the man or the woman that lures her or him into the act. This is applicable to unmarried ones also.
24.        But it is not so with husband and wife because their relationship is legal and holy and to do the will of God in mariage. There is no way a man can be born into this world except by the coming together of husband and wife in holy sexual affair.
25.        No woman feels ashamed when she becomes pregnant in her matrimonial home unless she is unfaithful to her husband. Rather women and men rejoice openly when they begat children. Women are also in their best when they carry their pregnancy about. There is no shame at all because it is the will of God for their home.
26.        A man can go to bed with his wife in the presence his inlaws and relations and nobody will complain about it, instead everybody will respect that room but it is not so with unmarried ones.
27.        Nowadays, Satan has messed up this sacred institution hence we have a lot of bastards in the society, Satan has also sneaked into families making wives and husbands to be unfaithful to one another and as a result we have broken homes today.
28.        Satan knows fully well that the only way to destroy the society - church - is to destroy the families by making them to disobey God.

CHOOSING YOUR PARTNER
29.        “A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones” (Prov. 12:4) “House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD” (Prov. 19:14).
30.        The moment it comes to choosing a wife, many people get confused and make serious mistakes. Even among so called christians as a result of poor counselling and devilish teachings they have received from carnal and self appointed “Men of God” so called.
31.        Many people carry the will of God too far and go into fasting and praying and waiting to see somebody in dreams, or vision or by prophecy. But this is not the way. Simply commit your plans in the hand of God and trust Him and He will establish it.
32.        A man marries his character. There is no mistake in marriage. If you are spiritual, you will spiritually discern your choice of a wife through prayers and Godly sincerity. Marriage is based on love and no other consideration. Not beauty or wealth or any other influence.
33.        If from the depth of your heart you do not love a man or woman come out plain and say no to marriage proposal. Do not waste time here because it is a life  time agreement. But when love projects any other lapses can easily be brushed aside by both parties. This following Scripture must be strictly considered...
34.         “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what cominunion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believed, with an infidel?” (2 Cor. .6: 14.15).
35.        If you are a Bible believer, please, marry a Bible believer to ensure perfect understanding among you and a happy family. But be very careful. To convert and marry is very dangerous. It has put a stop to the heavenly race of many people.
36.        The moment it comes to marriage every woman, every man becomes a Bible believer or born again christian including the devil also. Be careful all that glitters is not gold.
37.        I am just trying to give you a little insight of what marriaage is all about, although this is not the topic I am intending to discuss. Read Ezra 9: l-end; Nehemaiah 13: 1-end; You will notice the evil that is associated with mixed marriages. It produces luke warm believers, neither cold nor hot.
38.        In choosing the partner, the consent of the woman must be obtained. Her parents will not mount pressure on her. They should allow her to decide for herself. She is the one that will marry and not her parents. Gift should not be exchanged before marriage otherwise the marriage partner will be wrongly influenced because gifts blind.
39.        Both parties should purely focus on marriage and not on any other thing. Incessant visitation should be avoided so as not to mess the marriage up by having sexual intercourse before the marriage is contracted or blessed.
40.        Be very careful to be patient in prayers. Kissing is potential fonication as well as romancing or caressing of the body and whosoever does it before the marriage is contracted is quilty of fonication.
41.        This is the spirit of lust operating in the individual that does it and his heart had already deed to lie in the bed with the woman or man before this act could take place. Both are guilty. If you do it igorantly you are quilty still…..
42.        “And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandment of the LORD; though he wist it not  (does it unintentionally), yet is he quilty, and shall bear his iniquity” (Lev. 5:17)
43.        So please flee from youthful lusts and be holy unto God. Do not defile the marriage bed. If this was how your marriage started, please ask God for forgiveness and He will pardon you. If you are not yet married please, keep this instruction in your heart always because it is the voice of the Holy Spirit to the churches.
44.        You must marry somebody that believes whatever you believe so that when you say “Amen”, She will in turn echo “Amen”, no disagreement at all that your prayers be not hindered…..
45.        “Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven “(Matt 18:18-19)
46.        …“Like wise ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered” (1 Pet. 3:7).


2
BEHAVIOUR OF HUSBAND AND WIFE
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, that he might present it to Himself a glorious church,not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself” (Eph. 5:25-28)
2.           .... “Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
3.           Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency’’ (1 Cor. 7:3-5).
4.           Since love is the only cord that binds the marriage, anytime this love is broken down between husband and wife, the marriage is finished. Both parties must preserve the life of this love in the family by prayers and obedience to God’s word.
5.           The man must always realize that he is the one that sort after the woman and took her for a wife. He must be prepared and courageous enough to give the woman a protection. This protection means caring for her in all respects.
6.           Many a time some women brag before their husbands and this is proper. It is proper because she was alone in her father’s house and you, a man came and asked for her hand in marriage. So you must be ready to accomodate her in love.
7.           Now let us read the following Scriptures … “Unto the woman He said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; AND THY DESIRE SHALL BE TO THY HUSBAND, AND HE SHALL RULE OVER THEE” (Gen. 3:16)
8.           “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the Word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear” (1 Pet. 3:1 - 2).
9.           All the desires of a woman must be upon her own husband and not upon another man. The man must understand this and the woman too. The man must know that her wife has no other place to go and find love, shelter, food_and clothing if not from the hand of her husband. The man must be in a position to give his own wife her desires but where the means are not available she must also know.
10.        It is only a foolish and adulterous woman that makes unneccessary demands from her husband even when she is fully aware of the position of things in the family. She makes such frivolous demands in order to find an excuse to run out to meet other men sexually who will in return meet her carnal and selfish desires.
11.        A good and honourable man that has a trustworthy and God fearing wife, operates a joint account with her even without the consent of his wife because he trusts her. A lovig husband must always disclose his account to his wife, his assets and liabilities and source of livelihood.
12.        Today, some women do not care how their husbands make their money. All they want is wealth to show off and to compete with their neighbours and this brings sorrow at last.
13.        The prosperity of the wicked is a great temptation to the righteous but the end of the wicked is always in sight and he is forgotten. Some women steal their husband’s money bringing condemnation to themselves when they should have rightly possessed their possession.
14.        If a woman steals her husband’s money, what will she do with it? If she sends it to her relations without the knowledge of her husband, she spoils her home and she is guilty for ever. If she used it to purchase dresses without the consent of her husband, will she not put it on one day?
15.         Any woman that can enter the market to buy clothes as she chooses because she feels she has her own money without the consent of her husband is a harlot. She is more or less a free and independent woman. She is not under a man’s authority. I know many will not agree with me here.
16.        But bear with me in my foolishness Whatever is the desire of a woman is subject to approval by her husband. A woman has the right to make a suggestion but the husband has the final say on any matter. When a woman obeys her husband, she obeys her God. if she disobeys him, she disobeys her God also.
17.         “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven” (1 Cor.11:3-5).
18.        Husbands love your wives and be ready to die in their places like Jesus Christ loved the church so much that He died instead of his Church. From the Scriptures we read, the Bible says a woman must submit herself totally to her own husband in everything. Many women today answer their husbands back even among some clergy wives.
19.        There are many ways a woman can answer her husband back. Some do it by ignoring what the man is saying. Some do it by snobbing the man and even raise some selfish and devil inspired songs thereby paying deaf ears to instructions from their husbands.
20.         Some look sharply and wickedly with bitterness and wrath in their hearts at their husbands and gaze at them from head to toe and go away without uttering a word. This is the Worst type of a woman.
21.        …Let’s read 1st Peter 3:1-7 “Likewise, ye wives be in subjection to your own husands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
22.        Whose adorning let it not be outward adorning of plaiting hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
23.        For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sarah obey Abraham, calling him Lord: whose daughters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
24.        Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life: that your prayer be not hindered”.
25.        The Bible says that Sarah should be the perfect pattern of a Christian wife. Such stubborn women that occupy benches in the churches and carry Bible and tracts around, where are they borrowing their examples from? I say it to their shame that they do not know God.
26.        Some even quarrel and fight openly and secretly with their husbands until ungodly neighours will come and separate them thereby bringing God’s curse upon their families’ for holding the truth in unrighteousness (Rom. 1:18). Please obey the following Scriptures .....
27.        “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord, Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged” (Coll 3:18-21). Amen.


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DIVORCE
And the LORD God said, it is not good that the man should be alone, I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
2.           And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brough her unto the man.’
3.           And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed” Gen. 318-25)...
4.           “Unto the woman He said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband and he shall rule over thee” (Gen.3:16).
5.           Anything that can destabilize this perfect conjugal harmony God Himself instituted from he creation of the world must be the greatest enemy of God and mankind.
6.           In Deut. 24:1-4, Let us read, .... “When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
7.           And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife. And the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD; and thou shall not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance“.
8.           God permitted Moses to allow divoce by issuing certificate of divorce to divorcees. But when Christ who is the end of the law and prophets appeared, He reformed the laws and even made them tougher....
9.           “It has been said, whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: But I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultely” (Matt 5:31-32) ...
10.        “The Pharisee also came unto Him, and saying unto Him, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And He answered and said unto them, have ye not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
11.        Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder. They say unto Him, why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement to put her away?
12.        HE SAITH UNTO THEM, MOSES BECAUSE OF THE HARDNESS 0F YOUR HEARTS SUFFERED YOU TO PUT A WAY YOUR WIVES:BUT FROM THE BEGINNING IT WAS NOT SO. And I say unto you, whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. His disciples say unto Him, if the case of the man be so with his wife it is not good to marry.
13.        But He said unto them, all men cannot receive this saying save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it” (Matt. 19:3-12 Read also Mk. 10:1-12; Luke (6:14-18).
14.        From the above Scriptures, it is obvious that no man has the right to divorce his wife except when she is guilty of fornication. The question arises; can a married woman commit fornication? The answer is emphatically “No”. A married man or woman can only commit adultery.
15.         If a married woman has sexual intercouse illegally with a bachelor, the woman commits adultery while the man involved commits fornication. The same is applicable to a married man and a spinster also.
16.        What is Fornication? It is the illegal sexual act a man or woman commits in their youths when they are not yet married to any man or woman. Husband and wife relationship is the same as Christ and the Church relationship.
17.        The man being the head and God over the woman is in a position to hear the confessions of his wife, pardon and accept her as a pure wife and she is pardoned for ever.
18.        For this reason, the moment a man and a woman agrees to marry each other, a vow is made by the words of their agreement.
19.        It is upon this note that the woman confesses to the man whether she has broken her virginity or not. If she did not confess it or mislead the man to believe that she is still a virgin, anytime the man discovers it, he is permitted by the Bible to send the woman away from being his wife and marry another one.
20.        This man is justified because he is sending her away for fornication - illegal sexual act in her youth while unmarried yet concealed before her husband.
21.        But if while she is married, she is found guilty of having illegal sexual act with another man, this is adultery. Her husband reserves the right to pardon her and set her free and warm her never to do it again.
22.        Before marriage is contracted, the woman is expected to free her conscience before God and man by telling her own husband how she lived her youthful life. lf any man engaged her and broke the engagement, she must confess it. If she  has an engagement with somebody but could no longer wait for the man she must confess it to her husband.
23.        The husband must pardon and forgive her and live with her peacefuly. Let me ask you this question. You woman that flirt about before marriage how will you feel when your husband discovers that you have broken your virginity. It is a memory you can never forget. It lingers in your heart even at old age. Flee fornication.
24.        You married man and woman, how do you feel in the hand of a man or woman that is not your wife or husband? The memory lingers in your heart forever that is why God will judge all whorernongers and adulterous men and women (Heb. 13).
25.        Therefore on no account should a man think of divorcing his own wife or a woman her husband. From St. Luke Gospel Chapter 20, reading from verses 27 through 36, we read an account of seven brethren who married one woman in turn.
26.        Some people wrestle with this Scripture to their own destruction. Be careful that you be not among such people. Notice in all the above cases in the Bible, nobody took his brother’s wife in marriage while his brother was alive otherwise that will be adultery.
27.        Read Romans 7: 1- ... “Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the Law), how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the woman which hath a husband is bound by the Law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
28.        So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall he called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress; though she be married to another man “
29.         When a woman’s husband dies, she is free to remarry. The same is applicable to men also. 1 Cor 7:39.... The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord”
30.        All I am discussing here is for the consumption of Christians only and not hearthens or npagans who have no part in Christ. We can see an exceptional case for all believers in Christ to allow their wives to go away if they wants to go and this is not regarded as divorce.
31.        I Cor. 7:1-29) Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: it is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wift hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
32.        Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that satan tempt you not for your incontinency. But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. For would that all men were even as  I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this Manner, and another after the other.
33.        I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if thy abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. And unto the married I command, yet not I but the Lord, let not the wife depart from her husband:
34.        but and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: if any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
35.         And the woman which hath a husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by her husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they Holy.
36.        But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.
37.        For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? Now concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgement, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
38.        Art thou bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed, art thou loosed from a wife seek not a wife. But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
39.        But this I say, brethren the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none”.
40.        Notice 1Cor.7:12-15 “BUT TO THE REST SPEAK  I, NOT THE LORD: IF ANY BROTHER HATH A WIFE THAT BELIEVETH NOT, AND SHE BE PLEASED TO DWELL WITH HIM, LET HIM NOT PUT HER A WAY. AND THE WOMAN WHICH HATH AN HUSBAND THAT BELlEVETH NOT, AND IF HE BE PLEASED TO DWELL WITH HER, LET HER NOT LEAVE HIM FOR THE UNBELIEVING HUSBAND IS SANCTIFIED BY THE WIFE, AND THE UNBELIEVING WIFE IS SANCTIFIED BY THE HUSBAND:
41.        ELSE WERE YOUR CHILDREN UNCLEAN; BUT NOW ARE THEY HOLY. BUT IF THE UNBELIEVING DEPART,LET HIM DEPART. A BROTHER OR A SISTER IS NOT UNDER BONDAGE IN SUCH CASES: BUT GOD HATH CALLED US TO PEACE.”  
42.        This case applies where people married before they repented of their sins and come to Christ, If the man repents first and the wife does not want to repent, the man should live at peace with her as long as she does not want to depart. They should stay together and love each other.
43.        This is the perfect will of God for them. It is applicable to the woman also. But where either party cannot cope up or tolerate it, either can depart and no sin is imputed and in this regard, the brother is not under obligation or the sister. He or she can remarry and she or he commits no sin.
44.        THIS IS A HARD TRUTH AND IT IS NOT MEANT FOR EVERYBODY TO BELIEVE. Someone may say that this is Apostle Paul’s opinion and not a commandment from God, but, read 2 Tim. 3:16-17
45.        ....All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works “.
46.        Whether we received the words of God as Epistles or letters from the Holy Apostles of God, the Bible says we should take them as the words of God and not as ordinary words of man because they are all inspired by the Holy Spirit and are preserved in the Holy Bible unto this day for our own good.

WHAT IS THE FATE OF POLYGAMISTS IN THE CHURCH OF GOD?
47.        “This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless THE HUSBAND OF ONE WIFE, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker,
48.        not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (for if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
49.        Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience; And let these also be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. LET THE DEACONS BE THE HUSBANDS OF ONE WIFE, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and a great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 3:1-13)
50.        “If any be blameless, THE HUSBAND OF ONE WIFE, having faithful children and not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God: not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; but a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
51.        holding fast the faithful word as he hath, been taught that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake”(Titus 1:6- 11).
52.        Reading the above Scriptures very clearly, one can notice that the Lord God is perfect in all His ways and in the administration of the church. There is an age long teaching that has no place in the entire Holy Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
53.         This teaching is that “IF A MAN MARRIED MORE THAN ONE WIFE BEFORE HE REPENTED, HE SHOULD SEND THE REST OF THE WIVES AWAY AND ACCEPT THE FIRST ONE ONLY AS HIS ACTUAL WIFE”.
54.        These false teachers will allow the man to have claim over the children of those abandoned and divorced women. Such teachers are likened to the one in the book of Titus 1:10-11
55.        .... “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision whose mouth must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake”
56.        Indeed the month of such false teachers must be stopped because they teach heresy. By this unscriptural teaching that emanated from the Roman Catholic doctrine, many innocent men and women have been deceived. Some in: their honest attempts have sent their precious wives away (even reluctantly) whereby becoming guilty of adultery. Let us read St. Luke 16: 14-18
57.        “And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided Him. And He said unto them, you are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
58.        The law and the prophets were until John since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. And it is easier for Heaven and earth to pass, than a tittle of the Law to fail. Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery“.
59.        The worst of it all is that many Pentecostal Churches so called, joined in this evil on the land without taking time to search the Holy and Infallible Scriptures of God. Some of them base their arguments on Genesis 16: 1-6.
60.        But I want you to understand from the above quoted passage of the Scripture that Hagar was under her mistress, Sarah. Abraham never married Hagar and never drove her away. It was Sarahs chastisement that drove Hagar away and Abraham claimed the son – Ishmael.
61.        Let us together read this account from the Bible. “Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, bare him no children and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian whose name was Hagar And Sarai said unto Abram, BEHOLD NOW, THE LORD HATH RESTRAINED ME FROM  BEARING:
62.        I PRAY THEE. GO IN UNTO MY MAID;  IT MAY BE THAT I MAY OBTAIN CHILDREN BY HER. AND ABRAM HEARKENED TO THE VOICE OF SARAI.
63.        And Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her maid the Eguptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the Land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she hath conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
64.        And Sarai said unto Abram, my wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bossom; and when she saw that she had conceived I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee. BUT ABRAM SAID UNTO SARAI, BEHOLD, THY MAID IS IN THY HAND; DO TO HER AS IT PLEASETH THEE. AND WHEN SARAI DEALT HARDLY WITH HER, SHE FLED FROM HER FACE”.
65.        In the Old Testament, God permitted divorce because of the hardness of the hearts of the people of lsrael. God blamed king David for committing adultery with Uriah’s wife and said that David should have asked of Him, and He would have given him the wives of Saul
66.        ...“And I gave thee thy master’s (Saul) house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; AND IF THAT HAD BEEN TOO LITTLE (including Saul’s wives) I would morover given unto thee such and such things” (2Sam 12:8).
67.        But in the New Testament, God strongly prohibited divorce. As gentiles, we were without God. We were idol worshippers that have no part in Christ
68.        “For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the gentiles, when we walked in lascivousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banguetings, and abominable idolatories: wherein they think it strange that you run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you“. (1 Pet. 4:3-4)
69.        ....“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
70.        who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lascivousness, to work all uncleaness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ, so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus” (Eph. 1:1 7-21)
71.        For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared: (Titus 3:3-4) ....
72.        “You know that ye were gentiles carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led”.(1Cor. 12:2).
73.        The above Scriptures will show you the exact picture of the character of the gentiles before they come to God.
74.        All the Apostles and even Christ the chiefest of all the Apostles Heb.3: 1-2), never taught those that married many wives to put some away before coming to Christ or when they have believed. Rather the Bible commands he that commits sin to sin no longer.
75.        As many that married many wives should remain with their wives and children and serve God in Spirit and in Truth and marry no more again. Do not marry anymore. As many as wish to marry now in the christian faith MUST marry only one wife If a polygamist repents God with accept him. If the wives repents God will accept them also. They must stay together as husband and wives.
76.        Luke 20:27-36 “Then came to Him certain of the saducees, which denied that there is any ressurreetion: and they asked Him, saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, if any man’s brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seeds unto his brother.
77.        There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died.
78.        Last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? For seven had her to wife. And Jesus answered and 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 anymore: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the ressurrection “.
79.        Some false and self appointed “men of God” so-called, even direct such innocent men in the church to hire houses for their wives whom they have sent away (contrary to the teaching of the Bible) and continue to take care of them but to stop having sexual acts with them.
80.        There is no Scripture for this false teaching in the entire Holy Bible. Where then did they set this teaching? The answer is Satan. The same thing satan did in the garden of Eden, has he repeated today.
81.        Whosoever that puts asunder what God has joined together will remain guilty until he makes it right.
82.        Hear what the Holy Bible says concerning such people that married more than one wife before they repented and came to Christ. 
83.        ….“And the times of this ignorance God winked at: but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent: because He hath appointed a day, in the which He wil judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath, given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30- 31).
84.        The man did that at the time of ignorance and God overlooked It. Now he had repented, the only thing suffers is that he cannot hold any office in the church. He must remain a normal christian and worshipper and the Lord will bless him.
85.        (Read 1Tim.3:1-4,Titus 1:6-11)...“This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the HUSBAND OF ONE WIFE, vigilant, sober, good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach, not given to wine, no striker, not guilty of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
86.        one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (for if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house how shall be take care of the church of God?) not a novice, lest being lifted, up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
87.        Moreover, he must have a good report of them which are without, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
88.        And let these also be proved; then let them use offfice of a deacon being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
89.        For they that have used the office of deacon will purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus”...
90.        “If any be blameless, THE HUSBAND OF ONE WIFE, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; a lover of hospitalitv, a lover of goodmen, sober, just, holy, temperate,; holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers for there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: whose months must be slopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre sakes.”
91.         “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (Gal. 1:8-9).
92.        Therefore children of God I urge you to enjoy the liberty whereby Christ, the word of God had set you free.
93.        …“Stand fast therefore in the liberty where with Christ hath made us free, and be not, entangled again with the yoke (of bondage” (Gal. 5:1).
94.        If you have fallen victim to these self appointed “men of God” so called, please make haste and correct it before it is too late. We are gentile christians, we do not observe the circumcision of the flesh but of the heart.
95.        We worship God by faith as gentiles in the Lord Jesus Christ. We are all justified by our faith in Christ Jesus. Let no man deceive you. If you have married another man’s wife as a result of the false teaching you received, you have to make it right.
96.        Many people overlook the mentioned Scripture to their own destruction. You have no right to marry another man’s wife....
97.        “When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorecement and give it in her hand and send her out of his house.
98.        And when she is departed out of his house, She may go and be another man’s wife. And if the later husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand and send her out of his house; or if the later husband die, which took her to be his wife, her former husband which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled: for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the Land to sin which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance” (Deut 24:1-4).Amen.


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POLYGAMY
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olygamy is not permitted in the New Testament. Any man that is in Christ before thin king of marriage must be certain he married one wife only. But if you have married more than one wife before coming to Christ, please do not drive them away. Live at peace with them. They are all your wives.
2.           Gen. 25:1-4, gave account of the second wife of Abraham Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
3.           And Jokshan begot Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.”
4.           Some may call her (Keturah) Abrahams concubme, but the Bible called her Abraham’s wife. If Hagar (Sarah’s maid) was regarded as wife, then Abraham married three wives. He never put away Keturah the third one.
5.           The same way Abraham was justified by faith is the same way the gentiles will be justified by faith because they belong to Abraham also.

ORIGIN OF POLYGAMY
6.           “And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was A’dah, and the name of the other Zilah “(Gen. 4:19).
7.           One can clearly see that the first recorded case of polygamy in the Holy Bible is from the descendants of Cain, who was of that wicked one (1 John. 3:12).
8.           This was why Jesus anwered in Matt. 19:8, that it was not so from the creation of the world (the beginning - Genesis). God never instituted polygamy or divorce in the beginning.
9.           His perfect will is that the husband and wife should live in harmony as one. So God has ordained it so must it be. Therefore every child of God that happened to borrow this pattern of polygamy from the descendants of Cain, but now had repented must live in peace with his wives and never go any further wilfully to marry more women against the will of God. Live in peace with your wives under the leadership of the word of God. God bless you. Amen.
IT IS INDEED A HARD TRUTH!
10.        Nothing will contibute more to preseiving unity in the home than keeping private matters within the walls of the bedroom. That is where they belong. That is where they should be kept. They are nobody else’s business. Not even of close relatives or of old friends. Every home, if it is to last, must have a sacred citadel of exclusiveness where no prying eyes or gossiping tongues are permitted” - Bro Odoemena Peter (Apostle).
11.        ENCIURCLE THE VITAL UNITY IN THE FAMILY WITH PROTECTING WALLS OF LOVE. LOVING WORDS. LOVING DEEDS, MUTUAL THOUGHTFULNESS, MUTUAL TALERSANCE, MUTUAL FORGIVENESS. ABOVE ALL, WITH A DETERMINATION TO STICKL TOGETHER ALWAYS COME WHAT MAY” - BRO ODOEMENA PETER (APOSTLE).





SECTION 7



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OPEN LETTER TO PASTORS AND OVERSEERS-By Pastor Okechukwu Nwankpa
In the book of Proverbs Chapter 27, reading from verse 23 through 24 the Bible charged the Shepherds: “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy lierd. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?”
2.           This passage agrees to what St. Paul spoke to the Shepherds in Ephesus as we read from Acts 20:28 “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you Overseers, feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood”.
3.           One cannot be diligent to know the state of his flocks without making sure that the flock is well fed with enriched balanced diet.
4.           Feeding the flock of God is a commandment to every overseer or Shepherd... “Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the over sight thereof, not by constraint but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a read mind; neither as being words over God heritage, but being examples to the flock” (1 Peter5:2-3)
5.           To feed God’s flock is the major duty of every overseer. God’s flock has a special type of food which is the only thing that they could feed on: If you feed them with any other thing, they must get sick and die because God Himself specified the type of food they must eat.
6.           But He answered and said. It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4)...
7.           And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is at this day” (Deut. 6:24)... “Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you”
8.           (Deut. 4:1)... “He that keepeth the commandment keepeth His own soul; but he that despiseth His ways shall die….The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; be shall not be visited with evil”
9.           (Prov. 19:16, 23). The flock of God is preserved alive by the Word of God alone and for this reason a true Shepherd must lead his flock wherever he finds green pasture for the flock, if he fails to do so he will be a Shepherd over a dead congregation...
10.        “The man that wandereth out of the Way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead”
11.        (Prov. 21:16). The moment a Shepherd neglects the Way of understanding which is the Lord Jesus Christ (the Way, Truth and Life) be will raise a denomination or organised dead group that live in pleasures of sin and unrighteousness. The LORD Himself is a perfect example of a true Shepherd....
12.        “The LORD is my Shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green Pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the path of righteousness for His Name’s sake”
13.        (Psa. 23: 1-3). A true Shepherd has one objective which is to preserve God’s Flock or Church alive by His true Word and to present the Church unto God without spot or wrinkle as a chaste virgin (Eph. 5:27; 2Cor. 11:2). This is why he lead them only to green Pastures.The Word of God by which the flock is preserved alive comes from God through the Apostles and Prophets
14.        ….“Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the Prophets” (Amos 3:7).
15.        ….(Nowtherefore ye are no more stranges and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and are of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Corner Stone....” (Eph. 2:19-20).
16.        The Apostles and Prophets lay the sure foundation for the Church of God and not the Pastors, Evangelists, Teachers etc. Hear what the Apostle Paul says….
17.        “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ” - The Word of God (1 Cor. 3:10- 11).
18.        Everyone has to take note of the order of the callings in the Body or Church of God....
19.        “And God hath set some in the Church, FIRST Apostles, secondariy prophets,thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues....“(1Cor. 12:28)
20.        “And He gave some, Apostles (first); and some prophets; and some, evangelists, and some Pastors and teachers; for ‘the perfecting of the Saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ....” (Eph. 4:11-12)
21.        God is not the author of confusion but of peace and orderliness. God’s Church is like the Army. God is the only Field Marshal, but He has co-workers with Him as St. Paul put it “We then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in Vain” (2 Cor 6:1).
22.        God has His Army Generals, Commanders, Captains etc in their order called “Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers”...
23.        “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit” (1 Cor. 12:4)....
24.        “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith” (Rom. 12:6)
25.        God Himself gave the ranks, therefore the lower in ranks must take orders from his Superior Officer for perfect hamony in the Body so long as the order is for the furtherance of the Kingdom of God.
26.        The Army of God has no ranks like Rev. Doctors, Rev. Fathers, Monsignors, Catechists, Canons, Lay Readers, Popes, ArchBishops, Cardinals, General Superintendents etc, and as such their orders and instructions thould be ignored by anytrue member of God’s Kingdom and Army, because carrying out such orders from non-recognised and non-approved men would mean a revolt against the Kingdom of God of which in military the punishment for treason is death....
27.         “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23) Moreover such men will mis-lead the Army of God.
28.        Recognising this orderliness in God’s Church or Kingdom will enable any one to easily know how to follow God’s move in every age. Pastors are not the foundation layers of the Church of God, neither General Superintendents nor Popes etc.
29.        The Holy Bible clearly says that God-sent Apostles and prophets, must lay the foundation for the true Church. The prophets foresee events and announce same whereas the Apostles command the people on what they must do concerning what the prophets foresaw.
30.        This is why they always make reference to the prophets and prophacies before them anytime they want to command the people....
31.        “Then all the multitud kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them. And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: Simon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for His Name. AND TO THIS AGREE THE WORDS OF THE PROPHETS; AS IT IS WRITTEN ….“ (Acts 15:12-15). –
32.         The apostles walk alongside with the prophets in God’s plan of salvation and for that reason they refer to the prophets before them... “Receiving the end of your faith even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvation the Prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you” (1 Peter 1:9-10)
33.        The Apostles walk so close to God that they always become the first to recognise when a Scripture fulfilled.. .
34.         “And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) Men and brethren THIS SCRIPTURE MUST NEEDS HAVE BEEN FULFILLED, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus....” (Acts1:15-16)....
35.        “But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and. said unto them, ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: for these are not drunken, as ye suppose seeing it is but the third hour of the day. BUT THIS IS THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN BY THE PROPHETH JOEL” (Acts 2:14- 1 6)
36.        Jesus Christ being an Apostle Himself according to Hebrews 3:1, always made reference to the Holy Scriptures written by the Prophets concerning things that were to be…..
37.        “And He answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female...(Matt 19:4)
38.        “And He said unto them, these are the Words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms concerning Me. Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures....“(Luke 24:44-45).
39.        The duty of Prophets is to foretell events before they happen, whereas the duty of the Apostles is to confirm that the events are here with us and then command the people on what to do. This is why apostles give commandments for they are certain that it is the prophecies in fulfillment....
40.        “Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you” (John 15:14)....
41.         “Furthernnore then we beseech you, brethren, ad exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments - we gave you by the Lord Jesus” (1 Thess. 4:1- 2)
42.        “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye with draw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us” (2 Thess. 3:6-7).
43.        These Apostles are missionaries, therefore they hand down the doctrines and commandments of God to the Churches for the Pastors and Overseers to use and feed the flock of God...”
44.        Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the Saints in Christ Jesus Christ which are at Phillippi, with the bishops and deacons....” (Phili. 1:1)
45.        “To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour. For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the thing that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee : Titus 1:4- 5)
46.        “This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you: in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of rememberance”
47.        That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the Prophets, and of the commandments of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour” (2 Pet. 3:1-2)....
48.        “But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of th apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 17) Much emphasisis laid throughout the Holy Bible on being mindful of the words of the Apostles because it is the true word of God ....
49.        ‘For this cause thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe” (1Thess.2: 13)
50.        Whosoever rejects the Word of God from the apostles have counted himself unworthy of everlasting life….
51.        “Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was ssary that the Word should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put It from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles” (Acts 13:46)
52.        This is so because they make sure that whatever they teach, is according to the Scriptures....
53.         “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures..... “(1 Cor. 15:3-4).
54.         For this reason they can boldly declare that God will judge the world by Jesus Christ (the Word of God) according to their Gospel “In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my Gospel” (Rom. 2: 16)
55.        Being very confident therefore of their ministry they placed a curse upon whosoever that will preach contrary to their doctrines.... “As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed” (Gal. 1:9).
56.        Therefore for any Pastor or Overseer to have a living congregation or flock he must accept and apply the doctrines of true apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ into the Church be has the oversight because the apostles have only one goal which is to see God’s Word (CHRIST) being formed or made flesh in the believers and for each believer in every local church to be found in Christ blameless without spot, wrinkle or blemish….
57.         “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you….“(Gal. 4:19).... “Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless” (2 Pet. 3:14)
58.        “For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one Husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ’’ (2 Cor. 11:2).
59.        Many Overseers are guilty today because they have made themselves Lords over God’s heritage by declaring their carnal and human doctrines or words as “Absolute” against the doctrine handed down by the Apostles and Prophets for the Church of God.
60.        They use their influence as stationery ministers to flatter their churches and tell them never to believe the message of the Apostles and prophets.
61.        They are like Pastor Diotrphes in the time of the early apostles “I wrote unto the Church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content there with, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church” (3 John 9-10).
62.        There is only one reason that lead such overseers to behave such way and that is pride and arrogance, as they would haughtily say “who is that apostle to tell me what to do here in my church. Does it mean that he knows more than me?” But the Bible says....
63.        “Like wise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time” (1 Peter 5:5-6). It is God’s Church and not “the Pastor’s Church.”
64.        But pride and arrogance have caused many overseers to reject the truth in every generanon. If you were Joseph whose wife gave birth to a Holy Ghost conceived child-Jesus, could you have humbled yourself and obey the instructions given by the little child which you witnessed his birth? But Joseph was a humble and just man.
65.        He wasn’t selfish as the Pastors and Overseers of our day no matter how famous Jesus and His doctrine became. Rather Joseph was happy to have a man out of his family that could execute and enforce righteousness upon the people of God.
66.        He didn’t care who scored the goal, what he needed was victory, and he got victory through Jesus Christ. But watch those Chief Priests, Scribes, Pharisees, Saduceese etc who for selfish reasons couldn’t allow the true Word of God from Jesus to prosper.
67.        They ganged up and told the people never to believe Him, finally they rejected and crucified Him to their doom. If those Elders and Overseers had welcomed Christ into their midst their followers could easily have believed Him, however the blind must lead the blind into the ditch.
68.         Oh! Pastors and Overseers, do not hinder God’s truth from iching the people. Pharisees who block the road to the kingdom of God, they don’t want to enter nor would they allow the flock into the green Pasture for survival. God never made you to lay the foundational doctrines for His Church, why then do you intrude into things that you do not understand having rejected the men that will cause you to understand the doctrines of God. Your god is your belly, as you sit down to consume “tithes” thereby devouring the flock and yet deny them the Pasture (God’s Word) meant for them.
69.        Hear the Voice of God against you “Woe be unto the Pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my Pasture! saith the LORD. Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; ye have scatteted my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them; behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
70.        And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and I will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. And I will set up Shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed.....
71.        “For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered “ (Jer. 23:14; Jer. 10:21).
72.        Pastors and Overseers will determine where their churches must spend eternity because if they humbly accept the true doctrine of Christ it will transform and prepare the people for God, but if they reject it, they will lock the door to heaven against their members.
73.        Joseph welcomed Christ into his family by accepting Mary when she was conceived of the Holy Ghost and subsequently, Joseph enjoyed the blessings of Christ. What will you do with the Word of God that have visited you, your family, and Church?
74.        The answer is in you, but remember that God must bring everything secretly or openly done into judgment. I, and my family, and Church have welcomed Christ the Word of God and His entire doctrines through His apostles and prophets in this generation to lead me and the Church’ which He has made me an Overseer, into His Glory Land.
75.        We are alive because God has preserved us through His Holy Word “BEHOLD, I AND THE CHILDREN WHOM THE LORD HATE! GIVEN ME, ARE FOR SIGNS AND FOR WONDERS IN ISRAEL FROM THE LORD OF HOSTS, WHICH DWELLETH IN MOUNT ZION” (Isa. 8:18).
76.        The Truth (Jesus) and true Church of God is set for a sign that must be spoken against.... “And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary His mother, BEHOLD THIS CHILD IS SET FOR THE FALL AND RISING AGAIN OF MANY IN ISRAEL; AND FOR A SIGN WHICH SHALL BE SPOKEN AGAINST” (Luke 2:34). SIRS WHAT HAVE YOU SAID? Amen.



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TESTIMONY OF TRUE WITNESSES
And they over came him by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the Word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death” (Rev. 12:11).
2.          There was no other reason why the early christians resisted the beast in their age other than their certainty of what they testified. They were ready to die instead of recanting their faith because of its trutliflulness. How can one deny the truth against his own conscience.
3.          They have witnessed and recognized whom Christ Jesus was (The Word Made Flesh among men), it was no longer fables therefore they testified concerning the great works of God which they have witnessed, with every boldness....
4.          “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye witnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a Voice to Him from the excellent glory, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
5.          And this Voice came from heaven we heard, when we were with Him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure Word of prophecy where unto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in dark place, until the day dawn, and the Day Star arise in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:16-19).....
6.           “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life....” (I John 1:1)
7.          “At midday, O King, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining around about me and them which journeyed with me. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a Voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutes thou Me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
8.          And I said, Who art thou, Lord’? And He said, I AM JESUS whom thou persecutest. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee…. Whereupon, O King Agrippa, I WAS NOT DISOBEDIENT UNTO THE HEAVENLY VISION...” (Acts. 26:13-16, 19).
9.          Christians are noted for their stand with the truth even at the risk of loosing their lives. No matter the pressure, a true Christian must bear true testimony of what he has seen, heard or handled. They are not ready to disobey their heavenly vision and so they bear witness everywhere concerning what they have seen of God....”
10.      For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to.the Scriptures.
11.      And that He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once, of whom greater part remain unto this present day but some are fallen asleep. After that, He was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all He was seen of me also (Paul), as of one born out of due time” (I Cor. 15:3-8).
12.      God uphold the testimony of two or three witnesses and this is why the Bible forbid christians from lying because lies deceive.
13.      God foreknew that everyone must not be present to see things for themselves or handle it physically for that reason He proclaimed blessings for those that could not see and yet believe (John 20:29).
14.      Many Israelites were not born in Egypt, yet they believed the things they heard of them..., “I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us” (Psa. 78:2-3),
15.      However every testimony must be subject or in agreement with the Word of God or else it is false and full of deceit no matter how real, fine and dandy it sounds….
16.      ‘‘To the Law and to the Testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isa. 8:20).
17.      Although we are living in a world full of lies and deceit, yet there is still some r rn and women who are like the sons of Rechab in Jeremiah 35, (they refused to drink any wine only to obey their father’s instruction), same way” we have men and women today who, speak nothing but the truth knowing fully well that every lie comes from the devil.
18.      We have to let the whole world know that God has ushered the Church once again into the Apostolic Ministry. There cannot be apostolic Church into existence without vindicated God called apostles on the scene.
19.      God has been sending men to help His Children in every age. He sent men like Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Luther, Wesley, William Branham (whose ministry as we believe was to prophesy what we should expect in this last church age which is the manifestations of the Apostolic Church and also the Anti-Christ Church), Every God sent man is a saviour to his people in the generation which God sent him....
20.      “Therefore Thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto Thee, Thou heardest them from heaven: and according to Thy manifold mercies Thou gavest them Saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies” (Nah. 9:27 KJV).
21.      God-sent men operate by the Spirit of God in them, therefore rejecting them means rejection of salvation, and accepting and believing their testimony from God means acceptance of salvation
22.      “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom He hath sent” (John 6:29).
23.      It is very important for one to consider seriously every Scriptural testimony because disbelieving it means rejecting the work of God.
24.      One clear point is that you must not be there when the incident took place. It must riot be in your country, city, church or family.
25.      Yet it is the truth, It must not be false because you weren’t there rather you should believe the testimony of the true witnesses unless you have chosen to perish.
26.      Belive it or not, yet it is in fallible truth, although it migh take place in a little locality and in the midst of very few individual How many people in the whole world were there when the Angel ‘visited Mary the mother of Jesus?
27.      How many people in the whole world were there when Christ Jesus ressurrected or ascended into heaven? Just very few, but they were not liars, they only spoke what they have witnessed to be the truth regardless: of what people have said....
28.      “By the Word of truth, by the power of God, by armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet’ true….(2 Cor. 6:7-8).
29.      There is every tendency that some will regard the testimony as deceit nevertheless it is nothing but the truth.
30.      We as a Church in this part of the world have always believed that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Heb. 13:8) and so when we heard the Message of prophet William Branham, (although we never met him as a person), we received his message because he pointed us back to the Holy Bible. His Sermons were Scriptural and his prophecies were proven to be truth.
31.      Like many of his followers we continued following the ”Message” although we were aware that very many people were not taking heed to William Branham’s Messages.
32.      For this reason there was always quarrels, Confusions, fightings, immoralities, so called believers each other to police stations, some arresting their fellow believers while at the altar, Men liffing up benches in the Church to fight, duping, breaking of marriage vows, lazy ministers extorting money in the name of “tithe for the five-fold” and many other various attrocities like “braking or splitting of churches”, variations in doctrines, slanderings, etc. We nothing but confusion, not that
33.      William Branham’s Message was false, but rather that people disobeyed his voice which charged them to go back to the Word. He said that the true church must be apostolic in conduct, order and doctrine. Such false claimers of Branham’s message never heed to his voice, rather everyone became his own Absolute as they arrogated to themselves offices in the five-fold ministry of Ephesans 4:11.
34.      William Branham repeatedly said that the Holy Bible remained God’s approved Absolute in all ages. They rejected the messengers Voice and rallied round his sermon books thereby limited the of God in their midst, they organized and denominated, but the message would never be denominated.
35.      As a result of the much confusion in their midst we decided to rely fully upon God and His sacred word not rejecting the Scriptural Messages of prophet Branham because we acknowledge that he paved the way by receiving the “Key to the Door” of the Word of God in our age. And he publicly and boldly told us that we are “Messengers of the same message”.
36.      And he said “when the true church goes back to the Word they will witness the full power of God again in their midst as in the days of Acts of the Apostles”.
37.      Therefore by 1992 December, we gathered for 7 days meeting, praising, praying and waiting upon the Lord. Many sermons were preached by various Ministers. But the most significant took place on the 30th of December when one of our brethren ministered.
38.      At the end of the powerful ministration their was various supernatural vindications. Tongues, Interpretation of tongues, visions, etc.
39.      On that day we received the vision of the Sword and the Scriptures as recorded on the back page f this book. Great revival struck the Church throughout that December because of various events that took place.
40.      Many of us couldn’t understand what was going on. Even the Pastor of the Church misunderstood it at that time. Our brother who preached down the Deity on the 30th December 1992 was never a preacher in our midst. He was only a happy worshipper but was inspired to preach to the Church after a supernatural experience that took place barely a month belOre the revival meeting of December.
41.      He received a visitation of an Angel of God that caught him up into the higher heavens from where he received a Message. He came hack speaking “Holy Ghost is real, Holy Ghost is a Person, etc”.
42.      Therefore when he preached On that December meeting he preached on the topic “HOLY GHOST, AND NECCESSITY FOR HOLY GHOST BAPTISM” (This message was concluded on the month of May the following year, 1993).
43.      We ended 1992 like the Israelites who were astonished when they first received Manna from heaven. They called it Manna (What is it?)  because they never understood what it was.
44.      By the year 1993, we continued on worshipping our God until our brother whose ministry was now becoming clearer announced the three Messages he had received from God to be engrayed in magnetic tapes.
45.      The Messages were (1) Mixed-Multitude (2) Jerusalem To Jericho (3) Faith.
46.      The first Message started on 3rd March 1993 (Wednesday evening). As we listened to the powerful message, fear gripped the entire brethren, and at the end of the message, everyone went down to the altar to pray for forgiveness of his mistakes in life because the message was very effective.
47.      The Pastor of the Church also went down to the altar praying with all his heart asking God for His mercy. While the prayer line was going on a supernatural light illumined the entire church environment.
48.      There was a brother who went to the altar with the Holy Bible on his hand. A little while he felt a very powerful electricity current passing all through his body and the same “Force” pulled him up to stand on his feet. His two hands were raised up high into the air, and at the same time, the Holy Bible on his hand began to roll around his arms.
49.      Then went forth a thundering voice of God to the hearing of everyone. In that lengthy Message The Lord God clearly told us that His Word remains the Absolute and that He preserved it for us to live by.
50.      He charged us never to mix. With the ungodly. He told us that His Word can never fail because is His Power. He confirmed to us that we are His people therefore He will never leave us alone He said that the camp of His people must be separated from the camp of the ungodly.
51.      He gave us a sure and unfailing sign that will prove that He is in our midst, He called that sure sign the”S word of the Spirit’. He told some of us to purge ourselves and join the move of God.
52.      However one of the most notable things was the public commissioning of our brother and Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ before many witnesses by the Almighty God in the following words “I have anointed you with My Spirit. I have anointed you with My Power, speak My Word. Fear them not for I will be with you. I have anointed you with My Unction, yes the Lord of Hosts have promised. It’s My Word among My people. It’s My Word among my people. For It’s My Power, yes, thus shall you come into My Sancturary and they shall see My Power among My People”.
53.      The Bible recorded ,... “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and Power: Who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him “(Acts 10:38)
54.      It is never a blasphemy for God to anoint a man with His spirit and power for His work after all Jesus said...
55.      “Verily, Verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my father” (John 14:12)
56.      Furthermore the Bible recorded that “But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you” (Rom. 8:11)
57.      God always first of all visit a man, prepare him and use him to strenghten others. Not every man at the same time Jesus told Peter “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted strengthen thy brethren” (Luke 22:31-32).
58.      God raises one man from the midst of His people and use him to strengthen others. Therefore as we recognised the Voice in the light of the Scriptures we rejoiced that God Himself had chosen our own brother for a special work meant for him.
59.      The subsequent part of the Message “Mixed Multitude” and others received further great vindications from God. We were no longer in doubt whether God had visited us. The Word of God became very effective in our midst as the lives of many were being changed daily.
60.      Many came confessing their sins, shewing their deeds Great discemnients followed. There was no place for any sinner to hide. Within a short period of time the fame of what God has done went round the states, nation and the world.
61.        Then the missionary journeys began and whereever the true, sound and creat doctrines of God were handed down, God came down and greeted His Word with authentic signs and wonders to bring the stubborn and polluted Gentiles into obedience like in the days of the early apostles:
62.        “For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. (Rom. 15:18-19)
63.        We can assuredly testify from this part of the world that WE ARE BACK TO THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES where the church of God is only run by His Word. Our brother Peter Odoemena is indeed an Apostle of God in this generation with every scriptural apostolic signs following him.
64.        This brings to pass the prophecies of William Branharn in line with the Holy Scriptures, thatthe true church must be restoredback to the apostolic pattern and doctrine before the translation of the saints (Rapture).
65.        This great move of God is not limited to us alone because testimonies reaching us from pts of Europe, America, and other parts of the world prove that this move of God is a global one. The apostolic ministry does not fiatter people. They call white white, and black, black.
66.        This is why the world hate the apostles and all apostolic churches on the land. Moreover the apostolic ministry is the Ministry of the Word of God (Jesus Christ) not ministry of church creeds, catechism, manuals, tracts etc.
67.        Only the apostolic faith is going to be translated because when Christ left the world, He left apostolic faith for His Church and that was why He asked ---when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on earth? (Luke 18:8) It must be the apostolic faith, Conduct, Order, Doctrine, Life or nothing else.
68.        We give God the glory who have restoredus back to the Original faith built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets and the Lord Himself is the Chief Corner Stone (Eph.2:20). BUT WHO HATH BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM IS THE ARM OF THE LORD REVEALED? (ISA. 53:1).
69.        May God expound your understanding and increase your faith as you read and believe this testimony to be true. Make haste to identify with Christ and His Church.

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...“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” (John 20:29)

 “And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them ; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.” (Luke 10:23-24). Amen.