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shall never go thirsty again, but have everlasting life. Believe it if you can... — The Son of Man.               

GOD IN DESPISED PLACES

PREACHED In the YEAR 2000 BY THE SON OF MAN AT THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD ONITSHA “GOD IN DESPISED PLACES” THE MESSAGE OF THE Son of Man (APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA)
PUTTING YOU IN REMEMBRANCE
PRAYER
1. Let’s bow our heads.
2. Heavenly Father, in Christ name I have anointed Your servants that strayed away from you. Today they have come back to the Fold because Your arms of love were stretched towards them and they welcomed it. This day oh God, graft them back to their positions.
3. I have anointed them once again, renewing the Holy Spirit in them and cleansing them oh God from every pollution, the same manner oh God, you cleansed us last week. Let the same Spirit that has been in us from the very beginning dwell in them from now henceforth.

4. And that thing which caused them to err before, Father, please may it never repeat again Father in their life in Christ name. Cause them to rejoice exceedingly oh God, in your house. Build a hedge around them and give them victory till the end.
5. Heavenly Father, without Your help, no man can understand Your Word. All we are asking for this afternoon is Your help. Come and dwell in us, open our hearts the same way you opened the heart of Madam Lydia and make us believe you oh God.

6. If we have found favour in Your eyes this day, which I believe we have found favour. Father, let the entrance of Your Word in our hearts today give us everlasting joy, everlasting faith and ever lasting hope. Thank you for answering in Jesus name Amen.

8. I am nothing but a man in Your hand, transform Me this very hour, veil Yourself in Me without measure and use Me as a channel of blessing, a channel of comfort to Your people this day and even forever more. Thank you because you have done it already.

9. For in Jesus name I present My prayer. Amen.

Chapter One

God bless you all. If you do not learn from your mistakes, you are not wise. You all know the reasons for which cause you were put out of the Church temporarily. I still believe that all that belong to God; surely, must come back to God. You see, there are still people outside who are laughing, and they are rejoicing in iniquity; no change has taken place in them. But these people here are the people that are really sincere. They know what it takes to be outside the Body.

5. If anybody sees Madam Chukwudi, warn her seriously that she should tell her friends in the world her contact address. She should stop using this Church as her contact address; she is not living here, and she is not a member of this Body. Are you getting what I am saying? If I see any of her visitors here again, I will embarrass the person (s) straight away; from this pulpit I will embarrass them.

6. You know here, I fear no devil. Devil can frighten Me at Benjamin but not here. This is My Father’s house, and it is My Throne. You can trouble Me outside this place, but when I come here, I will revenge immediately.

7. I don’t come here to make friends; neither do I come here to make enemies. I come here to go about My Father’s business, that’s all. So, when I am in My throne of mercy, it is still the same throne of judgment. I can fly off if I wish.

8. They were admiring the way we worship. One of them I learnt was begging to be permitted to at least join us for a while that he is very much interested in what we are doing. And he enquired about Chukwudi only to hear that she is not a member of this place anymore, that she has been put out of the Church. And he asked: “Why? Do you want her to perish in sin?” We said yes! If she belongs to God, she wouldn’t like to perish in sin.

9. Sin is committed and not inherited. She committed sin, and whoever that committed sin is of the devil. Devil has no place here. Will she repent? Well, I don’t know. You say she is a “first offender”; well, that is your own assessment. Are you getting what I am saying? I have shown her the highest form of love, because she committed the greatest crime for which cause she could have been put out of the Body. But I considered her position in the Church. Being a new comer, I was thinking that she would understand, but she took it for a ride, as if she is becoming important and indispensable, no, no, no, no, no; you are not indispensable here, I don’t care about your position; you are not indispensable.

10. You know, I can overlook your transgression thinking that along the way you will understand. Are you getting what I am saying? But if you think I am becoming weak or that you have bribed My conscience, that is where you will make the greatest mistake. One day, I will rise up in judgment and your nakedness will be made manifest. I will show you how long I had tolerated you thinking that you will repent fully.

11. To you, she might be a “first offender”, but to Me, she is not a “first offender”. I knew the time she started troubling Me, but I have been showing her love, thinking that she will realize her mistakes and correct them along the way. You see, the worst thing that happened to her was attaching herself to Joseph Onuoha. This was the thing Satan used to put her into the grave.

12. If you are a new person in the Church and you want to make success, look into the Church, find somebody that is spiritual. I say, find somebody that is spiritual who is not minding earthly things — somebody that is in the Faith by revelation, not somebody that is here because of what he can get from Brethren.

13. Find out somebody who will be a spiritual help to you. Even if somebody is making some advancement to you, find out the motive. If the motive is not spiritual, run away because by and by he will drag you into the grave.

14. If you are just coming newly and you attached yourself to somebody who doesn’t know A, B, C, of our doctrine — in spite of his many years in the Faith, he can’t stand in this pulpit to balance God-head. Even to balance that God is one, he can’t trace Scriptures without bringing his jotter to know where I treated it. He is following you because of what he can get from you, and if you attach yourself to such a man or woman, it is your doom.

15. Somebody that won’t make Me spiritual but will only make Me more a candidate of hell than of heaven, each time you meet with the person, he will only tell you stories that are not even edifying, not encouraging. In the end, you will perish with the person.

16. You know how much this Church has endured Joseph Onuoha. You know how long we have endured him. You know when his trouble started. Even till today, he is still battling with it. I say, if you are all out to make money by all means, there is no way you can abide in the presence of God. If your stomach is your God, you cannot abide in the presence of God. Are you getting what I am saying?

17. I am saying that if you want to make friends, make friends with people that are spiritual. They may not have anything to offer you but they have Christ to offer. If I should make a friend, I will make friend with a devoted and dedicated child of God, not one wearing it as a tag.

18. Some of you that are new here are by far better than Joseph Onuoha — somebody that will abandon his house and keep on walking up and down. He can’t even settle down to play tapes, and he has no hope in this life. He can’t even sit down to think about his age, and if translation will tarry till tomorrow, what do you think his future holds for him? What is he aiming at? He is just roaming about the world. Such a person cannot make a good Christian life. No, he can’t live the life of a child of God.

19. So, tell Chukwudi to stop giving her friends this place as her contact address. As many as will see her today, please, to avoid some unnecessary embarrassment, tell her to stop giving her friends this place as her contact address; otherwise, I will embarrass her visitors here. If they are coming here to worship God on invitation, it is a different thing. But don’t make this place a business ground.

20. All that have been coming here, even people that come with Mercedes are coming here for business with her. This is not a business ground, you don’t do that here. It is not a place where we come and exchange complimentary cards, no, no, no! You should do that in your house and in your office. But when you come here, it is a spiritual ground. This is our holy ground; you don’t pollute it at all.

21. And we don’t come here to make boy-friends, girl-friends. That will be at the police station over there. Once you cross the police station over there, that nonsense is not mentioned here. This is a holy hill; I say, this is a holy hill. The fear of God must be in the Camp.

22. If you have your friends in the world and you want them to know what the Lord is doing in your life, you can bring them here to come and worship with us if they wish. But when we notice that they are mockers, we won’t tolerate them in here.

23. Like the man who was pleading to come in, I knew he was not coming to worship God. He saw the Glory, but he cannot abide. When the Word is opened, you will notice him going out because he thinks we will end it at “Chinekenna O mmamma!” Even a mad man can dance better than us here. But we are not here for dancing; we are dancing in the Spirit. Though in appearance, we appear canal, but we are Spiritual. You know a Spiritual man is mad. It is not Scriptural? The Bible said so “that every Spiritual man is mad”. When you see all of us dancing like mad men and women, and you think we don’t know what we are doing, you are wrong, for we know what we are doing.

24. We are expert swimmers. I say, we are expert swimmers. If you see expert swimmers dancing in the water, I mean in the river, you will think the river is not deep. They will be there standing still, shaking and laughing. You as an amateur will think the river is not deep? An amateur swimmer, who is only learning how to swing his hand, will just think that this expert swimmer is just standing there. He will say, “Come, come now, come now.” You think the thing is not deep — cha, cha, cha, cha, chaa — faaah — woooh! Before you know it — gwu, gwu, gwu, gwu, gwu, gwu, gwu — that is an amateur swimmer.

25. So, when you see us here and you think we are not spiritual, and you want to join us, you just get drowned immediately. That is what nearly killed many. “It is Grace, Grace, Grace — hei! “Old boy, this Church is good to attend o! Let’s go.” Pia! If you enter, your head is gone —one way!

26. All I am saying is that you must first of all settle down and then know exactly why we are what we are. And by revelation, you will demonstrate your faith, because whatever you call the life we are living is just a mere demonstration of our Faith. Whether in public places or secret places, we must demonstrate our belief. So you must have faith before you demonstrate it, otherwise you are just a mere actor, and anything that is not done by faith is sin. Is that not Biblical? So, whatever we do in this flesh, whether spiritual or physical, we do it in demonstration of our Faith by conviction.

27. All these people that are outside; really, I pity them because time is running out on many of them and they don’t know. I think I restored Nosike Osegbo today? Yes! Is he here? Remember, pardon is not pardon unless it is accepted. And as long as he is not here, I don’t have any sympathy for him again. The pardon is hereby repealed without prejudice. I say, the “police officers” in the Church should take him back to the prison. I have cancelled the pardon note. I have torn it into pieces. — No! You go back to prison.

28. The Judge may grant bail to an inmate in the prison custody, if nobody takes the pardon to him there, he may even die there not knowing that he has been pardoned. Sometimes, another person may even use the note. So, to avoid somebody using the note, I have torn it into pieces so that he will remain in the prison. Let his sins be upon him. I want them that are outside to establish their own Church. Amen.


Chapter Two
I have been hearing many people mentioning some dreams and those dreams mentioned our former Brother Nnamdi Ogbogu. Really, since he left here, I have not seen him in any dream until last night. I slept last night, and in a dream I saw him with the wife.

2. How many people are in haste here? I don’t have any engagement. Bro Arinze, are you here? When the time comes for you to go, you are free to go. Are you getting Me? If you know the time you can leave, you are permitted to leave.

3. For the first time, I saw our former Brother Nnamdi Ogbogu and the wife in a dream. I saw our Brother Dan Chukwuemeka, Bro Goddy Tobechukwu. I also saw Brother Ugwu, I equally saw the one whose note I have torn into pieces, that is Nosike Osegbo. I also saw this little Sister here; that is Chekwube by name. In short, they just lined up before Me but something happened. Apart from our former Brother Nnamdi Ogbogu and the wife, the rest came weeping and pleading. I saw their sincerity and I was moved. I was completely sober and very much on the alert.

4. So, I looked at them, and I said, I thought by now you would have established your own Church with our former Pastor and the wife. They said that they never dreamt of it. I then turned to Bro. Goddy and said, “Bro. Goddy, do you know the reason why I declared you My greatest enemy?” He said: “Yes.” “What is the reason,” I asked. He said: “Because he didn’t put his house in order.” I said, “You are a wise man.”

5. I told him, “The reason why I really put you outside and declared you My greatest enemy is that from the day you got married till today—you know the day you got married, about 1992 or 1991 even up to this very day—you have not for one day controlled your wife. You have not for one day established your home according to our doctrine, and yet you are an Elder in the Church.

6. You saw your wife betraying your personality, betraying your home, betraying the Church. He said: “Sir, of a truth, I have vowed a vow that she would either be my wife and be in the Faith or leave my house.” So, I asked him to go and he just passed the “other side”.

7. I saw Brother Dan Chukwuemeka coming. He was wearing one polo that is just off form, weeping. I said, “My friend, do you know why I put you out of the Church? All these years, I have given you the opportunity to be a Deacon in the Church, but you have always been failing and you have never learned from your mistakes.

8. Instead of even finding out the reason why you were put out of the Church, you were declaring yourself right. You even went as far as writing Me to give you fair hearing and to call witnesses against you. I said “Well, I don’t have time for that, your judgment has been proclaimed and everything is clear, but that is not all. I am looking at you from the Scriptures. That even your wife knows more than that.”

9. So, he looked up and looked down, and he wanted to talk, but I said, “So, you are not tired of talking?” He bent down. Then I said, “Okay, get to the ‘other side.’” So, he followed Bro. Goddy.

10. So, they were coming in that order. Nosike came and I said, “Sir, do you know why you are out of the Church?” He said: “Sir, I know, but it is as a result of immaturity, I don’t know much about this Faith as regards gossip. Really, Chukwudi told me all these things, but because I didn’t know about the doctrines of this Faith. If I had known, I would have reported to the Elders.”

11. I said, “Okay, God will not kill you for something you do not know. But have you learnt your lessons?” He said: “I even hate gossip as a man. In short, I hate people that gossip. It is not even associated with me, verify from my people.” I said, “Okay, follow them.” So, he passed to the other side.

12. I was watching, then Nnamdi was standing there beside his vehicle with the wife. Brother Victor came. And I said, “Brother Victor, do you know why you are outside?” He said, “Yes!” I said, “Okay, are you now ready to put your home in order and then stop receiving instructions from your wife? You are to give instructions. Why did your wife instruct you to go and borrow money, and from borrowing money, she turned it into selling of fridge, and you brought Me into focus when I never discussed anything with you by day or by night. You never came to Me one day mentioning Chukwudi or fridge.

13. How did you go to Chukwudi to tell her that I asked you to go to her that she will buy your fridge at seven thousand naira when by day or by night you never saw Me. We never discussed anything.” So, he bent down. I said, that was the handiwork of your wife. He answered: “Yes.” I then said, because you obeyed though you have been seeing your wife even naked before you, even her association with the heathens around, let Me just tell you, are you aware that you have never married this woman for one day?”

14. He said: “Really, that is the truth.” I said, “Are you now prepared to subject her to obey you according to our Doctrine?” He said: “Sir, she would either obey or leave my house. I am even prepared right now to stay without a wife.” I said, “Okay, Thank you, follow them.”

15. Immediately he left, our former Brother and Evangelist Nnamdi came forward, the wife was behind him, so he couldn’t talk. He was just looking at Me folding his hands. This time around, I turned and said, “Ah, ah! Is this your old vehicle or a new one?” He answered: “That is the old one.” I said, “Did you change it to this place. Moreover, it is now PAN this time. It is bearing purple colour with new bumpers; just PAN.” He said: “I just desired to work it that way.” I then said, “Fine, congratulations!”

16. I said, “Look at your wife.” He turned and I said, “Did you see her before coming to Me?” And the wife was wearing jerry curl and one nice golden earring, hiding behind the husband. I said, “Look at your wife.” So he became speechless. Then the wife said: “Sir, please pardon, I did it in anger.” I said, “You did it in anger and you are presenting it before Me also in anger and also in anger I am saying that God hates it. So, in love I am saying, “Go and repent, and don’t appear before Me in this way again.” Then the dream vanished.

17. When I came here this morning, that was the first thing I told Bro. Mike after which I started hearing many other dreams; some mentioning Nnamdi Ogbogu. I said, “Maybe the Lord has come to help him out.” You know these things can happen in the mind. The moment God rejects a man or a woman, all those things they have hated in time past they will go back to gradually, and they will be desiring even to die in the world, to die in sin. You know sin deceives, sin hardens.

18. The Bible said that “we should avoid being hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” Is that Scriptural? I said don’t be hardened. You can be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin; sin deceives. Sin will make you to think that you are going to heaven when you are perishing. Amen.

Chapter Three

Last week, we read it here about some people going about preaching, having sensation, emotional worship, thinking they are getting saved when they are not, making themselves more and more candidates of hell. They can sing, speak in tongue, have healing crusade, miracle, signs and wonders and yet they will perish. I said they are all emotional, enticing spirits.

2. If you really paid attention to what we read here last Thursday, really, the thing would have helped somebody. We will come here as we continue within the week to read more of the prophecies from the Prophet William Branham. And then you will hear what he told us at a time like this.

3. I hope nobody here is in prison custody? I hope nobody. Please, William Branham called it the region of the lost. It is a horrible thing for one to find oneself in the region of the lost. This is Third Poll Ministry, and it is a Ministry to the totally lost, and this Ministry goes to people when they have rejected the time of their mercy. Mercy was projected and they said no, and then another Message came which is judgment against them. They will be in the Church; and yet, they are in prison custody, the region of the lost.

4. That is why the Prophet warned us to stop sinning on time, and to obey the Gospel of our day, for a time will come when you will sin away your grace and not knowing it. You can sin away your grace, that is when the love of God is projected to you and you abuse it or misunderstand it, before you know it, you roll away. I say, you just roll away.

5. God cannot kill a man without first of all warning him. All that are perishing outside were warned seriously. They were warned over and over, and over and over. A time came when they were thinking that it was weakness on God’s side. Any time you start seeing warning and love as weakness on God’s side, you are perishing.

6. There are many things we do; thinking that the Lord will kill us immediately and the Lord will keep silent. When you think you will die is not when you will die. You die when you think you are living. At times, you will commit death penalty but God knows that you could not do any better at that time than what you have done. He will understand and bear with you in that condition and then help you out, give you another opportunity. If you fail again, He will step in and help you out. Let Me tell you what I mean:

7. You Elders that investigated and handled the case between Chukwudi and our Brother Ikenna, you know what you saw, I wasn’t there, I didn’t help you in the investigation, I gave the matter over to you to look into it, handle it and give Me feed-back.

8. You made your recommendations to Me and then I didn’t set your judgement aside, I tempered justice with mercy. They erred exceedingly. They would have been outside the Church, but love projected. Within that week also you heard the case of Brother Simeon and the wife. They quarrelled and caused heathens to blaspheme the Faith.

9. I handed the case over to you. They concluded that they were going to be excommunicated but love projected and I allowed them to sit down in the Church because I investigated the circumstances surrounding that event. The Church concluded that they were all out already. Even the wife came weeping and trembling to their greatest surprise. They are still in the Church, and it is not even mentioned the second time.

10. That doesn’t mean weakness on My side. I believe they couldn’t have been better outside. There is no man that gets better outside. You are only put outside as a last resort. When we reject you; we put you out from the Body as a last resort when we must have exhausted every avenue God has made for your salvation. When we have exhausted all the avenues made available by God, the next thing we can do as the last option is to put you outside the Body.

11. You were here that day when I rushed to Nkpor with Bishop Okey Paul. We came back trembling, simply because there was a note given to us by our former Brother Joshua, which Chukwudi gave him ahead of time and we didn’t know, and there was no quarrelling that time. There was no fight between her and her brother; she gave the note ahead of time that she was tired of life and decided to commit suicide.

12. Eventually, Satan cashed in and then trouble erupted in the family. She wanted to take advantage of the trouble. When we got there, we told you Elders what we saw, and her confession because she made up her mind. Love has to project.

13. I preached extensively, I spoke to her in the presence of the Bishop, embarrassed her there. Even for taking that action, according to the doctrine of this Faith, it was instant excommunication. I know it was enough but love still projected, because we don’t want a sinner to die. We really want a sinner to repent and live. After all, in time past we were sinners.

14. But when we give you such long opportunity and you think we are crazy. Even in the case between her and Joe Onuoha, I gave her sufficient time to redress her steps. When I noticed that she was bent, I wrote her eight pages, which I copied the Church; it is in your file.

15. I wrote Joe Onuoha four pages as my final decision on the matter. And since that day, I have never spoken on that matter and will never speak on it again. I say, I have not spoken on that matter again and will never speak, no matter the level of reports Joe Onuoha has been bringing—some in writing, and some orally—I have never for one day spoken a word. That was why you heard him the day we met at Benjamin to discuss serious matters over the death of our mother. Eight O’clock in the night he rushed to Brother Goddy Tobechukwu to find out whether we discussed the letter he wrote to Me. How can? Am I crazy?

16. You wrote Me a letter, I have the right to speak on it and I also have the right not to speak. I filed it and then that is where it rested, but to hear Me on that matter again, na lie. I am not a kid. The letter will speak on its own because the letter will speak at last.

17. Once you continue troubling yourself and you come to a point where I write you and draw a verdict, you can’t hear Me talk again. This was what happened in the case of Mrs. Ogbogu. I wrote her and then drew My verdict on the matter. And I never spoke to her on that matter again, because I am grieved, that’s all. And all that she wrote in reply are all filed. She wrote over and over; a while, the husband wrote over and over all pleading, saying this and that. So, I filed all. I don’t destroy records, I believe in keeping records.

18. That was why some of you nearly compelled Me through your unfounded gossip to a point where I would have been tempted to come to the pulpit with files, both secret and open files and to read things you have written with your hands. But God forbid. I cannot because of provocation become Moses again. I think I know more than that.

19. If you feel you are tired you just go away. You feel I am your problem, take your rifle, gun Me down, and then take over. Are you getting what I am saying? I cannot because of you commit suicide or go home and say I will not come to Church. I am a child of God now, I can’t forsake Fellowship. But if you know you cannot come here, see Me and rejoice, take your rifle, hide somewhere during praises, gun Me down.

20. I am telling you what you should do, because since you know you cannot push Me out anyhow, eliminate Me. And God will be happy with you, My soul will be happy with you, because when you do that you have saved Me some troubles. The trouble of this life will be over. I won’t be thinking of how to get you saved, how to get you established so that grievous wolves in the society will not devour you, because all I’m labouring for all these years is to make sure I’ve brought the Church to the revelation where grievous wolves can no longer devour them.

21. Your shield is the Message you have received. Maybe you don’t know, if God said that you shield yourself, arm yourself, there is no other thing you will use in arming yourself or providing a shield over yourself than the Message you have received from God. At least for somebody to lure you away, he must get you to a corner where he will defeat you. You will defeat Me before I will follow you. I can’t follow you anyhow.

22. It is just like I was telling our Sister Charity before the husband. I said, “Sir, please take it easy with Me, your wife has not committed any crime, I just want to offer My suggestion to you. If I were in your shoes, I won’t make trouble with My wife over this matter. It’s so simple, you’re a man, she is a woman, you want to get her out of this place, it’s the simplest thing you can do. Sit her down, show her where she is wrong and convince her that she is wrong, she will follow you. But if you cannot do that, better forget about it.”

23. There is no sensible person that knows about God that can follow a man or a woman anyhow. You can’t use intimidation; you make the matter worse because persecution hardens a Christian. Persecution hardens a Christian.

24. Nothing hardens a Christian more than persecution. You suffer Me today because of My Faith, suffer Me tomorrow, I will now volunteer to see the end, even if I’m wrong, I say, even if I’m wrong, there is nothing you will say again I will pay attention to. But if you keep quiet and follow Me prayerfully, peradventure, you may succeed. Maybe one day you will come to Me and say let us discuss Bible. From there, I will see that I am wrong, then you have won Me.

25. So, I am making it impossible for anybody to come here and say, “ya, ya, ya, ya! I met this man this way he said this,” na lie! I am making it impossible for the hardest theologian on earth to seduce one out of My hand. I say I am making it impossible.

26. You see, that is why, when they accuse you that you are being charmed, I say yes! I am charming you by the Word and that should be the correct word — “charm.” You are fully addicted. I have made you drunk with the Word of God. So, there is no way somebody will get you out of My hand. He must flush you, and it is not easy to flush you. I say, it is not easy. I AM THE GREATEST!

27. You know you are the greatest! The Bible said: “Greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world.” If we’re being taught of God, surely we are the highest, we are the greatest. Is there anyone who God has taught that cannot become the first in position?

28. So I don’t believe in presenting half-baked material to the world, No! I must bake you well, well. When I bake you with the Word, I pass you through the furnace of fire, I refine you well, well, make you rugged, there is nothing even if they use a hand file to scrape you, nothing will come out. Are you getting what I’m saying?

29. You know; if you buy a stainless chain to find out if it will rust, use a file to scrape it a bit. So I will put you into the fire and increase the temperature, heat it higher and higher so that you come out as pure gold; well refined. When I succeed in doing this, I won’t bother about you much. No matter where you go, I know what I have installed in you. Are you getting what I am saying?

30. This is exactly what we are doing. That is why I don’t warn you, “don’t do this, don’t do that,” No! Go and meet them if you are really sincere. If you are numbered among the Elect, you will come out with testimonies. But if you are chaff, when they fly Naira and Kobo before you, when they fly some of these things, you will just bow down.

31. When we got to Oraifite the other day, the only thing that gave Me joy there was one thing, and that is the “Ossy Aromi’s Miracle Gospel Band” — that is the only thing that gave Me joy there. That is the highest I have ever come across. The highest Gospel band I have ever come across with professionals handling the instruments imported from Abia State. Brethren, there is no way you could be there without dancing. You know I don’t hide My feelings when I see such things, things that are good and proper, Amen.

32. So I said, Ah! “How I wish this people didn’t over delay us, I would have caused trouble there; let Myself loose.” Now, is it not Scriptural? It is entertainment now, eh! I will dance, we are not worshipping God. Maybe you don’t know, a man lost his child, when the child was coming back, the man just celebrated the whole thing by inviting musicians. When musicians came and were beating the drums, you know, others were moved — gidi, gidi, gbada, gbada.

33. I enjoyed the thing so much, I saw trained dancers with decency. Brethren, I don’t know the word I will use to describe these ladies — expert dancers. Grace of God was beating their own in American style, but this people were doing the real Igbo-made. When they spark off their tune like this, it’s just fire — the main, the main. You know I enjoy it when it is hot; I don’t like the soft type of sounds unless I want to sleep. I call it: music while you work.

34. If I want to praise God with clapping of hands, I will make it hot. But if I want to entertain Myself with that thing they use there, I will make it real hot! So glory be to God Brethren.

35. I am saying that even their music is nothing, because you can beat to My satisfaction, fine! But I will be waiting for you at the Word. What makes us children of God is not dancing and beating drums, but open the Word and do the placement of the Word.

36. When you place it right, I will answer, but I know you cannot place it right for it will take God to place His Word right. So, if I place the Word right, your life will be right; but if I don’t place it right, it will reflect in your life, Amen.
 
Chapter Five
So this morning God willing, I want to take you on a very long trip, very long trip, just like I put it on the board: God in Despised Places.

God is found in despised places. I am talking about the God that is found in despised places — if you know all places despised, look for God there. If you know where the world delights in, clapping and jumping and trooping to, run from there for God is not there. Are you getting what I am saying?

2. Let Me just show you one thing I saw in the Bible. The book of Second Kings. Sister Charity, have you played the tape “Death in the Pot?” Have you seen the tape at all? — Bro. Mike, why? Bro Mike, have you not found the tape? Who is holding the tape: “Oh Man Of God, There Is Death in the Pot.?” The book of Second Kings 19 from verse 11: Leave Me alone, I am getting it, I know I marked it very well. This is an encounter between Elijah and God:

3. “And he said, go to and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and great and strong wind rent the mountains. Great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord. But the Lord was not in the wind.”

4. A man of God was on the journey and then he paused, a great wind came and was blowing everywhere, gidi, gidi, gidi, gidi, gidi — rocks were being broken into pieces, and people around were calling it God, God, God. God has come, a mighty, mighty wind is blowing, God is coming. The man of God came, folded his arms, looked up and looked down and then found out that there is no God there, that it was mere emotion.

5. The day I handled this Message, you remember it was vindicated. The following week we saw posters with wind and fire, wind and fire. Everywhere in Onitsha wind and fire. And I had already prepared you concerning wind and fire. Now, we have seen wind, God wasn’t in the wind.

6. After the wind, an earthquake miracle extravaganza, miracle earthquake came up as we have been hearing everywhere, but the Lord was not in the earthquake, and after the earthquake came miracle thunder, miracle earthquake, Holy Ghost fire, Holy Ghost fire everywhere.

7. Now, the wind is no longer blowing, earthquake has stopped now — “But the Lord was not in the fire and after the fire, a still small Voice.”

8. Everywhere fire, fire, Holy Ghost fire, macham macham! Holy Ghost fire, Holy Ghost fire. Man of God came to know why they are making a hell of noise everywhere; God was not in the fire. When the wind was blowing everywhere, they said: “It is a revival, revival, Nigeria for Christ, America for Christ.”

9. The wind is blowing as it was on the Pentecost day. Man of God came out to find out whether God was in the wind, there was no God in the wind, and then came miracle earthquake, miracle thunder! Miracle thunder! Come and see, the land will tremble, rock will move from their positions.

10. That was the noise everywhere. That was the advert... Great Man of God — eh — he will move mountain, mountain will move from your side. Man of God came he saw earthquake quite all right, but God wasn’t in the earthquake.

11. Then where was God? A little while, quietly he was just watching. He went back to his cave; all of a sudden there came a still small Voice, a still small Voice that is constant. The Voice was constant — it was not diminishing but it was very tiny, a still small Voice, and where do you get this still small Voice according to the Scripture?— in the wilderness.

12. Still small voice, how many people could notice it? Only few, the attention of the public was drawn to the wind, to earthquake, to fire, these were mere attractions, emotional worship. God wasn’t there.

13. I thank God, before My eyes, Scriptures are fulfilling. Where do you get still small Voice today? It is in the wilderness; where in the wilderness? The Church in the wilderness, that’s all. So here we don’t promise you wind, we don’t promise you earthquake, we don’t promise you fire—Holy Ghost fire, Holy Ghost fire, Holy Ghost fire you, Holy Ghost fire him, blood of Jesus etc.

14. You know there was a time healing was reigning on the land. “This mountain in your life I command to move father in the name of Jesus.” So sickness is mountain, poverty is mountain — “this mountain, this mountain, I rebuke you, I rebuke you, move, move, move, move, move, move, I say move, I say move” — na lie! Nothing is moving. It is emotional.

15. Some will even come and say, “Say Alleluia seven times, say alleluia seven times,” he will quote Jericho — they said seven times then the Jericho wall fell, na lie. The more you shout alleluia, the more your problem will increase - Emotional worship. God is not there.

16. In other words, when you want to see God, you must get God in the despised places. “God found in despised places. I said, God in despised places.” That’s the topic we are going to consider today.

17. I will handle it as a teaching. You know teaching is a lengthy friendly thing to some people that really love Teaching. Some don’t love teaching because it doesn’t go evangelical. But God helping Me this day, I’ll try to use still small Voice to pin you somewhere. I say to pin you somewhere.

18. Let Me tell you something. Why is it that people warn their members about us? Eh! They keep on warning them, saying, “When you come to them don’t allow them to open Bible with you; if they open Bible, you’re gone.”

19. Go and enquire about this, many have come to Me saying, “Brother, my brother said let me never, never open or discuss Bible with any one. Whoever wants to escape trouble let such never open Bible with Me. At Main Market, they warn people saying, “Don’t ever allow them to open Bible with you — if they open Bible they will charm you. And they will use Bible as if they wrote it.”

20. Some even have told Me, “My friend, do you know why I fear you and Your members? If anybody will ask you to show him anything in the Bible he is gone. It fulfilled in My Parlour when My brother in-law came from Awka, so a little while we were provoked, I started chipping in Scriptures, the man just fell back, looked at his wife and said: “He has started again, He’s on it again, He’s on it again eh heh!” I said, “Sir, it is because I don’t know how to talk to you without using Scriptures.” Before you know it, I am the Word Myself.

21. You don’t expect anything when you come to Me but the Word; I keep on elevating the Doctrines of Christ before you, that’s all I know. We don’t tell stories here. But why do they warn us or warn their members about us?

22. Even their so-called G.S and Pastors run away from us. Book appointment with them, they will never permit that. You remember every effort we made? Bro. Umezulike booked appointment with Alfred Itiowe, Old Park, Enugu, the man continued dodging the appointment till today, he never honoured it. One that honoured it, Professor Nwajiagu, came and said: “I have to confess, since my twenty-two years of preaching in the pulpit, nobody has ever made me a pagan but this man.” And really, we made him a pagan.

23. You don’t know how empty a man is until you sit him down, open this Message, from the Law you drill him and then move a little bit further; you will find out that the man is no where.

24. One lady was bragging at Oraifite: “I pay my tithe, I don’t play with it, if you don’t pay, you rob God”. I said, “Yes, hear Me very well, I love robbing God. If God is the owner of everything in heaven and on earth, He is the One that is good for one to rob. I will even pickpocket Him if I see Him.”

25. If I am an armed robber, I will not rob ordinary man; I will ambush God and get something from Him. A thief stealing from a poor person is a fool. God owns everything in the world. Just ambush Him and snatch something from Him. God will ever be very happy that I am robbing Him.

26. Call Me God’s robber. I will like to be His robber, I like it that way, God’s robber; don’t call Me mere human robber, rather, call Me God’s robber, one that robs God — thank you, that is My name. If I know where His strong hold is, that is where I will go, carry as much as I want.

27. But let Me tell you something. When Saint Paul—oh I thank God for Scriptures—was preaching, he came to certain city, Macedonia. The people came out en mass and said: “Oh come and see these people that have come with the message of Christ, and they are not Temple Robbers.”

28. Because he wasn’t collecting tithe, he was not collecting money from them. They exclaimed: “Come and see people that have come with the Message of life, and besides, they are not Temple robbers.” We have Temple robbers. A preacher went to a funeral ceremony, did his preaching business, collected money and ran away. Who then is Temple robber more than this man?

29. I am telling you God’s truth, we are able Ministers of the New Testament, we don’t need your money, but we need your soul. Once you are saved, we are happy here. So you do Me the service while I do you a service. What is that service; believe the Word of God. If I succeed in placing the Word of God right, believe it. God bless you Church. Amen.


  Chapter Six
God bless you Brethren. I am going to make use of King James Version. So, if you want to read for Me, you come closer to where the tape will catch your voice. The reason why I am making use of King James is to make sure I come down from the pulpit on time.

2. At your own private time, you can use other translations to cross check, because after teaching you, it is My Faith that you will go home to verify from the Scriptures and find out for yourself whether I deceived you or I have helped you to understand the mind of God for you.

3. It is just like the topic; you put it down in your jotter the same way I have written it down. We are going to consider the topic that says: GOD IN DESPISED PLACES.

4. Really, it is not easy for one to believe intellectually that God can be found in a ‘despised place’. The truth is that the ways of God run contrary to the ways of man. I repeat: God told us in the Holy Scriptures that His ways are not our ways, neither His thoughts our thoughts. As high as the heaven above the earth, so are the ways of God higher than our ways. And the same way, His thoughts are far away from our thoughts.

5. But we thank God who has given us the great Christ, who has given us the earnest of the Spirit, where by we can boldly say: “We now have the mind of Christ.” And if we have the mind of Christ, which is the essence of the preaching of the gospel, we would not find it difficult at all in understanding the Will of God for us. With the mind of God in us, it will be very easy for us to identify God wherever we meet Him.

6. Hear Me very well, if you do not have the picture of a man in your mind, you do not know Him. You have never seen Him, you don’t even know whether He is White or Black, and you are waiting for Him, it will take somebody who is acquainted with Him to introduce Him to you, otherwise, He can pass by your side without you recognising Him.

7. And this has been the problem of our Age. Whatever impression we have in our mind, I call them “artistic impression” of the Lord Jesus Christ. And this is the most unfortunate thing that has happened in the Christendom. People came out from Roman Catholic, the fallen away Church, the apostate Church, with “artistic impression” of God. They have portrayed Jesus Christ as a fairly young man in some places, and as a fairly old man in some places. At times with long beards, that’s rubbish!

8. At the age of thirty-three and half, He had no long beards. And being a decent man, He couldn’t have had long beards. Some even gave the impression that He was having long hairs that even reached the back. That is rubbish! Jesus could not have done that, for that means going against His Faith.

9. Are you getting what I am saying? I am saying that Jesus, being a man who commanded us to have our hairs cut, laid a perfect example; for if Jesus was wearing a very long hair, and if it is Him the Bible said we must look up to at all times, every Brother will be looking “feminish”. Did you get what I am saying?

10. The Bible said: “It is a shameful thing for a man to wear long hair, but for a woman, it is a thing of glory.” Now, if Jesus was wearing long hair as we are meant to believe by the “artist” of Roman Catholic Church, surely, He was an effeminate. But He wasn’t. I say, He wasn’t. He was a man. Amen. Follow Me gradually.

11. So, I am trying to say that it is very wrong for a man or a woman that said he or she is Christian to have “artistic impression” of God. If you have an “artistic impression” of God, you will miss Him, why? Because, if God appears contrary to the picture you have in your mind, surely, you will call Him devil. I say, you will call Him devil. I believe He was born a Nazareth, but He does not have a “Nazareth vow”. And this is where I disagree with William Branham.

12. If Jesus had a “Nazareth vow”, razor wouldn’t have entered His hair being a Jew. Did you get what I am saying? At least we would have seen the “seven locks of the hair”, as in the case of Samson the Great. And being a Nazareth, He wouldn’t have taken alcohol.

13. So, I am saying that He was born a Jew. Hear Me very well: He was born in Bethlehem — Nazareth, but He was not from the lineage of the “Nazarenes”. The same way, I believe that He was called to be a Priest in the order of Melchizedek, but we must all acknowledge that He was not born from the “tribe of Levi”. So, according to the “Levitical order”, He wasn’t a Priest. That is why the Jewish people could not recognize Him as a High Priest.

14. If He was a High Priest, He would have collected tithe from us, for tithe is paid to the High Priest, but He was not a High Priest in the order of the “Levitical Priesthood”; but a High Priest from Judah, and Judah is a “despised place”. I am saying that no Priest can come from the tribe of Judah according to the Law of God.

15. Any man coming from the tribe of Judah, claiming to be a Priest is an impersonator, and must be stoned to death. Remember, Judah is despised as far as Priesthood is concerned, but now a Priest has come from a despised place called Judah.

16. But the Lord said that “the sceptre can never depart from Judah.” If they had known the Law, they would have known that the leaders of the people of the Jews, surely, must come from Judah.

17. God in Despised Places. Let Me come down a bit. Now, you know that it is very difficult to believe Him Jesus to be God because He came from the tribe of Judah — it is impossible, it is a despised place, it is unlawful; yet, it has pleased God to go contrary to the Law, to go contrary to human expectation, even to go contrary to the imagination of their hearts. — Contrary to the “artistic impression” painted in the Law.

18. Are you getting what I am saying? There is an “artistic impression” of Jesus. What is that artistic impression? Being born from Nazareth by birth, He should be a ‘Nazarene”. He must have “seven locks of the hair”—remember Samson. And the husband of the mother, I mean the father, won’t test anything alcohol. Jesus Himself won’t taste anything alcohol. That I call it “artistic impression.” All I am trying to say is this: Whatsoever that is contained under the Law is a mere “artistic impression”.

19. “Artistic impression” means “shadow of the real thing”. I say, it means “shadow of the real thing”. So, when you see shadow and you started going after that shadow, it means that you are not wise. That is why we blame people and at the same time caution them in order to see that you are not pursuing the shadow.

20. Now, answer this question: Are we pursuing shadow here? The answer is no! That is why we are doing everything within our reach to make sure we hold on to the Reality, and do away with the shadow. We see people paying cosmetic approach to Christianity. But here, we are sincere in what we are doing; we try to hold on to the Head, where the whole body is firmly fitted.

21. Christ is found in despised places — God is found in despised places. Let Me go straight away into the Scriptures. Follow Me as we cross-check the Bible, for the Bible holds the Truth. The book of Saint John, chapter one, verse forty-three through forty-six. King James Version:

22. “The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip and said unto him, follow me. Now, Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathaniel and sayeth unto him, we have found him of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth.”

23. Have you now seen it that Jesus was a Nazarene according to the Law? I hope everybody is paying attention? Now, the Law has given us a painted picture of what a Nazarene should be. The Law has given us a picture of what a Nazarene should look like.

24. As a Nazarene, one that has a Nazareth Vow should not allow any razor to enter his head. And now, Roman Catholic being the offshoot of Moses Religion are still holding on to that Roman Catholic “artistic impression” of Jesus according to the Law. Being born in Nazareth, surely, He must have His hair overgrown to the point that no razor would touch it.

25. And His beards would grow until the beards may even touch the chest. Now, in some other places, they will paint a picture of Jesus as a “fairly handsome young man”. Now, the question is: Which one do we take out of these? Now, follow Me gradually. Note these two: Nazareth and Judah. God help Me here so that I will be a blessing to My people and Your people:

26. “And Nathaniel said unto him, can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said unto him, come and see.”

27. Philip said unto him, come and see for yourself, stop holding on to the views of your fathers. Since the history of Creation, nothing good has ever come out of Nazareth. And according to the Law and the Prophets, no Priest has ever come out from Nazareth. It is not the lineage of the Priesthood. If the Messiah was to come, surely it cannot be from the tribe of Nazareth, or from Bethlehem. But they err for not knowing the Scriptures. For the Law had earlier said that Christ cometh out of Bethlehem Judah. But they could not see that.

28. Now, look at Nathaniel, an Israelite that has no guilt, his heart was pure now said: “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” In other words, Nazareth was a ‘despised place”. — Nazareth was not favoured. If the people were to dictate where Christ would come from, Nazareth will not be mentioned at all. — A commercial city full of criminals. I am talking about God in Despised Places. Halleluiah.





Chapter Seven







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want to lay a little foundation. You know, it is Teaching. From time to time, I will refer you to GOD IN DESPISED PLACES. Follow Me gradually. I will give another title as we continue.

2. The book of Genesis, chapter twenty-nine. It is a popular Scripture we know very well. If I had known that today would be conducive enough for this Teaching, I would have armed Myself properly with another copy of the Bible. This one is becoming too soft in My hands; nevertheless, I have a better one, another Missionary Bible.

3. Genesis twenty-nine, I read from verse thirty-one through thirty-five: “And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated” Please note! Leah was hated. “And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated” —You know who Leah was? I say, you know who Leah was? Leah was hated by Jacob. Jacob served his uncle called Laban seven good years intending to marry Rachael. So, the favoured wife to Jacob was Rachael.

4. According to the law of the land, the second daughter shouldn’t go into marriage before the first. And Jacob was bent on marrying Rachael; for that reason, he had to serve for another seven years. In the end Jacob married two wives. Intentionally or in his heart, he purposed to marry only one; and that was Rachael.

5. But this is the divine purpose of God, which God had already purposed in Himself before the world began. That by and by, He must bless Israel with fourteen tribes. God knew that Joseph must be taken to Egypt and there by Joseph must have two sons, which would be named after the lineage of Jacob. And Jacob on his own, must have twelve sons, which will equally be named after Jacob.

6. I am saying that Israel is incomplete without Ephraim and Dan. Forget about Manasseh now, Manasseh is a settled matter. I am trying to show you one thing that Leah was hated by Jacob. Let Me read Scriptures. Leah was hated, Leah was despised. When a man hates his wife, he will despise her. Leah was not favoured, Leah was hated. I go a little further. I am reading from verse ah! Ah! Who has turned this thing again? From verse thirty-one please:

7. “And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, He opened her womb, but Rachael was barren.” In other words, Jacob’s choice was not God’s choice. The person Jacob despised was exactly the one God originally meant for him. How I wish Brothers will learn a lesson here. Brothers can you learn a great lesson here?

8. I don’t know why people appreciate fanciful, fanciful things. I know that Leah might be looking debased in appearance, which must have attracted the attention of Jacob to the younger sister — under sixteen. But the Lord came in when He discovered that Jacob hated Leah, God went and opened the womb of Leah. In other words, the first son of Jacob will now come from Leah.

9. And then God made Rachael barren — favoured by the husband, hated by God. No wonder, when Rachael came to the point where she wanted to strangle Jacob saying: “Give me fruit of the womb, give me fruit of the womb” Jacob reacted: “Am I the Lord who closed your womb, why troubling me? I am trying my very best of strength every night. I am trying my best of strength eh! I will try my best, for I am not the Lord who closed your womb.” Amen.



Chapter Eight

 Please take note. You know this is teaching, I don’t want to go evangelical. If I go evangelical, many of you will come to the altar; because from time to time, you are guilty of rejecting what God has approved for you. Many of you are even guilty of going ahead of God.

2. You know, when Leban told Jacob to serve for another seven years, to him; it was not a very big burden. He was doing it for the sake of Rachael and not for the sake of Leah. See what I mean: After serving fourteen—note: The agreement was that he must serve seven years, after seven years then the contract of marriage came and he could not get whom he want, he then served another seven years making it fourteen.

YOUR WIFE IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE THING

Then on the fourteenth year, according to the law of the land, Leah was veiled with a veil. According to the law of the land you shouldn’t see a woman when she will be presented, for the veil will cover her from head to toe.

4. So, the woman was presented to Jacob, Bible said that Jacob came dancing and rejoicing; immediately he opened the veil and saw it was Leah, he fainted. The Bible said so. You see then, a woman is always covered before presenting her to the husband. It is the right of the husband to remove the veil. Are you getting what I am saying?

5. A woman is a parcelled good, a commodity. Even at this time of grace, it is still a parcelled commodity. So, when Jacob opened the veil and saw Leah, he said eheyii! He ran to his uncle and said: “Why did you play me wayoo? You have done me 419 ooo! No, no, no, no, this is not the one we bargained for.”

6. Then Leban said: “My dear, take it easy with me, I didn’t play you 419. You know, according to the law of our land, this is my most senior daughter. The senior one cannot be there and I give the younger one in marriage — No. Okay, are you still interested in the junior one?” Jacob said: “With every amount of yes.” Then Leban said: “Okay, it will take you a little thing; just serve another seven years.”

7. So, Jacob used fourteen years salary to marry one wife. “The costliest thing a man should have is a wife.” I say, the costliest thing a man should have is a wife. You must come to a point where you will use fourteen years salary to marry one wife. Let Me tell you, Jacob was staying fourteen years not because of Leah, for in his heart he has already hated Leah. To Jacob, Leah was an imposition — an imposed wife. “Old boy, I never wanted her; it is this man that hung this on my neck.”

8. When they got home, hell was let loose. Jacob said to her: “You know I never came for you, in my home here, look at my real wife.” When God noticed that Leah was hated — let Me tell you, this Teaching is thrilling. Remember what we are discussing; God in despised places. Now, we want to trace God there, let us know whether there is God in Leah. That is all we want to see, because who ever hated Leah, also hated God in Leah.

9. “And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, He opened her womb. But Rachael was barren, and Leah conceived and bear a son, and she called her son’s name, Reuben. For she said: Surely, the Lord has looked upon my affliction, now therefore, my husband will love me.”

10. “Now therefore, my husband will love me whether he likes it or not. I am the mother of his first son.” Now, no matter how I love My wife that is barren, no matter how I hate the other one because she was imposed on Me, once you have given birth to my first son, mother’s care sets in. Can a woman who has no child be cared for as a mother with a new baby child? The answer is No!

11. I will turn towards the left now because condition has made me to love her. And that woman already has got a root. So, no matter how Rachael reacts or feels, such feelings are nonsense and useless. Even if she is the most beautiful in the entire world, such beauty is useless. Let us go a little further and see what happened at the end. Verse thirty-two:

12. “And Leah conceived and bear a son and she called his name Reuben, for she said surely, the Lord has looked unto my affliction. Now therefore my husband will love me. And she conceived again, and bear a son, and said because the Lord had heard that I was hated, because the Lord has heard I was hated, He has therefore given me this son also; and she called his name Simeon.” Two zero, I go ahead:

13. “And she conceived again, and bear a son and said, now this time will my husband be joined unto me because I have born him three sons, therefore was his name called Levi.” I go ahead:

14. “And she conceived again and bear a son and she said now will I praise the Lord. Therefore, she called his name Judah, and left bearing.”

15. And she stopped bearing, and the Lord said: “Sceptre shall not depart from Judah.” For out of Judah came Christ. Have you seen it? Rejected and despised woman has now produced the Messiah. I am not considering the four kpondo, no! Neither am I considering love. I am considering the interest God had in a hated woman.

16. You know, I am typing the Church. I say, I am typing the Church. Teaching makes the Church stronger. So, when you are despised and you are hated, find out the reason why. For if they will love you and talk good of you, surely; the Lord will not love you. God will declare you His enemy, because God’s choice runs contrary to human choice. If you were asked to make your choice, surely; you will not be here. But going by predestination, by election, you are here today. Are you getting what I am saying?

17. There are so many fanciful things in town. I say, there are so many fanciful, fanciful places of worship in the town, but they are not the Lord’s delight. They are the people’s delight. But you are the Lord’s delight.

18. Although they are claiming that God loves them, are you getting what I’m saying? He died for them and so on; we have produced the first four sons. Not only that, this is where the sceptre is. When Jacob wanted to die, he said: “The rod can never depart from Judah; the leadership must not depart from Judah.” Born from the hated Church, shall we put our hands together!

19. Let Me tell you: Really, God is found in despised places. Let Me tell you: To Jacob, because of the hatred he had for Leah, Jacob could even ask the question Nathaniel asked: “Can anything good come out of Leah?” can anything good come out of Nazareth? Can anything good come out of Leah? Hated by Jacob, and yet, produced the Messiah.

20. God in Despised Places. Follow Me gradually. Look at what the Bible said about Him whom we believe. Isaiah chapter fifty-three, that is the Prophet. It is a popular Scripture you know very well. Isaiah chapter fifty-three, verse one through three:

21. “Who has believed our report, and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?” In other words, we are so much despised that nobody can believe our report, it’s unbelievable.

22. “Who has believed our report, and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed. For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant and as a root out of a dry ground: He has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.”

23. “He is despised and rejected of men. A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him. He was despised and we esteemed him not.” Yet, He is God.

24. There is nothing good in Him that can make anybody to desire Him. Despised and rejected, yet, He is the very creator of heaven and earth, the Alfa and Omega.

25. In the description of the man, a man that is rejected and despised by every human being, can he be found in acceptable society? No sir! Can you look for this man in a place that is acceptable by everybody? No sir! This man can only be found in a despised and rejected group, where there is nothing good that can make anybody to desire to be there — rejected God in a rejected Church; despised God in a despised Church. — God in despised places.

26. This is another way of telling you not to follow the broad way, for God is not there. We saw the wind; the wind provided the broad way. The man of God came out, God was not in the wind.

27. Though the wind may be blowing, breaking the rocks into pieces; yet, God is not there. A little while, earthquake came, turning the world upside down and God was not there. A little while, Holy Spirit fire, Holy Ghost fire, ma cham, ma cham, and yet, God wasn’t there.

28. Quietly you were wondering, where then do we go and find God? I said be still. All of a sudden, a still small Voice penetrated your heart. You tried to resist it, no way. Before you know it, it will break your heart into pieces.

29. You went to bed, you could not sleep because the still small Voice remained there haunting you, until you bow down. Once a seed of God receives this still small Voice, this Voice keeps him restless until he obeys.

30. That is why I usually tell people, you see this Word you are hearing here is life and death. It is death if you refuse it, and it is life if you accept it.

31. All I know is that if you are a seed of God, and it is injected into you, I just don’t know where you will fall. But by and by, you must fall. A strong and powerful animal that is shot at Onitsha can run until it falls down at Oba. The question is: Will it fall when it is shot? The answer is Yes! But what I do not know is whether it will be at Upper Iweka or at Obosi. But by and by, it will die because it ran away with a bullet wound.

32. Where you heard this Message is not where you repented. You kept on struggling with it within you. Brother Igwe, the day you receive our Booklet at your hospital, is it the day you repented? Now, let Me ask you: Did you have rest of mind after receiving this Message?

33. Even Sister Grace here who carried her own to Enugu — no way. The thing continued troubling her and troubling her and eventually, she came with her younger sister and the thing became worse. But I knew she was struggling with death. If you shot somebody a bullet at a good point, such person will continue to struggle violently until he or she gets tired. Until you know when somebody is blind he cannot see again, you cannot understand.

34. Imagine our Sister holding a nice Bible that contained teachings on Baptism. All her years, she has been reading those things but without understanding. Until one afternoon, she saw the whole Scriptures, compared them with all we wrote in our Book and she discovered that they are all the same, and she then knelt down to see that baptism must be in Christ’s Name.

35. I believe repentance means changing your view. Nothing is repentance except changing your view and you cannot change your view until truth has come across your way. When truth comes and you are a part of the truth, Oh! I believe one thing, every Elect of God is a part of God. He or she is a part of what God is doing in that day. You cannot separate the Elect from what God is doing in his day. God must positionally place him where he will recognise the thing — where things will pass.

36. Let Me give you an example of what I am saying: God can because of you alone bring a preacher to the Prison Yard, and bring you out of there, but to the rest of the prisoners, they will be blinded. You see, you will be calling it God, while others will be calling it devil. When He brings you out, He will close the door again. For the sake of Zaccheaus, God went to accursed city called Jericho, took Zaccheaus away and close the door.

37. The one that will help you to believe this Message may not be even an Elect. God can use agboro to put you into the vehicle. That is why I don’t sympathize with anybody because every man, every woman must go the way he or she is ordained. You cannot change your destiny. If you are not destined to be in this Faith, no matter how you struggle along the way, you will go out. Even if we don’t throw you out, God Himself will throw you out. On that day, you will hear: “There is no chance in the vehicle for you.”

38. You will be raising your ticket as a proof; yet, you will be refunded your money. God bless you Church. We are just trying to drink a little “tonic”.

39. So, a despised God and rejected God can never be found in a welcomed group. I am saying, if Nigeria has welcomed all these Orthodox Churches, and nobody is speaking evil of them, nor anybody persecuting them, and they are tolerated by Pentecostals even in their falsehood, it is a sure sign that the despised and rejected God can never be found in their midst.

40. Accepting this group here means accepting Christ. Did you get what I am saying? And there is nothing good in Him that will make you to desire Him. So, God must be found in undesirable place. That is, an undesirable God in an undesirable place. — Despised God in a despised place. Look at Nazareth, look at Judah, look at hated Leah, despised and rejected Leah. — Leah, by herself, claimed love: “Hence, my husband has rejected me, God has not rejected me, hence God will marry me.” She kept on having children birth after birth, giving them name as they come even going before Rachael to dance.

41. I can see the woman rejoicing with a song: “My enemies said that I will die, I will not die but I will be alive.” Let us ride on a little.

42. First Corinthians chapter one, I read twenty-seven through twenty-eight. These are Scriptures you know very well. You know that there is no way I can tie the thing together without repeating these Scriptures by the way of “putting you in remembrance, even though you once know them.” Verse twenty-seven through twenty-eight:

43. “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. And God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the mighty and big things of the world. Things which are despised have God chosen, yea, and things which are not to bring to naught things that are.” Twenty-nine said, ‘that no flesh should glory in His presence.”

44. Look at where God has chosen to reveal Himself. And those who has chosen to become the sons and daughters, those He has given believing hearts are those that are despised by the world. He has chosen foolish, despised and rejected things of the world to confound the wise. If it is by merit, surely, we do not merit it.

45. There is nobody here that is qualified to answer a child of God. Why has God decided to choose things the world has considered foolish and nonsense? — Undesirable things of the world. God have decided to do it so that no flesh will glory in His presence. You can’t say you have laboured, that you have tried, or that you do this and that, no! It is what He has done out of His good pleasure.

46. My cousin was asking Me: “Why do you say or think God is easy to be found like that? Why do you say that ‘you can just go and just see God like that’?” You see, you think it is not easy. You see, he is using human reasoning. And really to him, God is not easy to be found, but to the Elect, God is the easiest thing.

47 The easiest thing the Elect can find along the street is God. The blind man did not suffer to see God, but the Pharisees travelled long distances, yet, they could not see God. When they saw Him, they called Him Beelzebub; they called Him Chief of the Devil.

48. So today, if you are despised and rejected, you are considered foolish by the people in the world, rejoice exceedingly. I say, rejoice exceedingly because God is using you to fulfil Scriptures that in His infinite mind, He has decided to forgo all fanciful places and men of renown. He has decided to forgo all these people and by pass them.

49. He decided within Himself that all these people that are being laughed at — auctioned group, ex-convicts, hardened criminals, notorious prostitutes; these are the people God have decided to gather, and made them His sons and daughters, contrary to the expectations of the people in the world.

50. Let Me use one typical example: You had My testimony about our departed mother, Mama Ibekwe; You know, to us, she is a Saint, but to the people of Nnobi, is she a Saint? I mean members of Ibekwe family. To them, she has gone to hell. I mean to them, she is a candidate of hell, why? It is because she is despised and rejected. Now, to God, look at her testimony. They will be surprised, because to them, number one person in hell fire will be the woman while they themselves are in heaven, but on ‘that day’ they will be shocked. I say, they will be shocked on ‘that day’. You see what God is doing. If God will decide to use gentle men, mighty men of valour, men of timber and calibre; surely, they will have every cause to glory in the end.

51. If God will save a gentle man, He has done nothing. If God saves a Pharisee, it means that He had done nothing. But if God saves a prostitute like Mary Magdalene, He has achieved a lot.

52. There is no glory if a Pharisee goes to heaven. After all, he is a Pharisee, a perfect gentle man. But there is a great joy if a ‘renowned prostitute’ will become a Saint that day without labouring to earn righteousness. — God bless you My Brother. I thank God for this Faith.

53. Remember the topic we are discussing. Because many a times, Satan will try to accuse you and he will say: “If you are a child of God, why are people despising you? Why are things so difficult for you?” Hear Me very well: Things are difficult for you because the people in the world have already hated you, and there is no way you can get any thing so easy from them.

54. They will make things very difficult. Material things of the world for now still belong to people in the world. So, whatever we are getting out of them, we will get it through sweating. So, it is not easy, it does not come easy that way. Are you getting what I am saying?

55. But if we were a part of the world, they would have loved us; and we would have been like them also. So, when the world is talking evil of you, rejecting you, ridiculing you even in the market places; I say, rejoice exceedingly. Do not allow Satan to come in and say: “Eh! You said you are a child of God; if that is true, why are you this way? Why are they talking this and that about you?” It is a lie. If they don’t reject and despise you; surely, you are not a child of God. Christ is not in you. For the person they are rejecting and despising is Christ in you. Remember, you are the house of God; you are the tabernacle of God. Whoever that hates you, hates God’s tabernacle. I mean God is hated before His tabernacle. There is no beauty in His tabernacle that any man can desire. If I am the tabernacle of God, that means I am God, God’s House; God’s Temple. If you want to see anything good in Me, you cannot see it. No man can desire Me, but I am God’s choice.

56. There was nothing beauty in Leah that Jacob could desire. There was nothing in Leah that could attract Jacob. Even if Leah will come by night and lie by the side of Jacob, Jacob would get up. Jacob was managing himself on top of Leah because he needed a child by all means. So, after trying this one, he will try the other one. If not for the search for children, Leah would have remained barren. Amen.


Chapter Nine

Let us go to Genesis chapter twenty-six. You see, this is another Scripture we know very well. Remember, Teaching means comparing Scriptures with Scriptures. That is, a little here, a little there, line upon line; precept upon precept. That is why we are happy here. Genesis chapter twenty-six, verse four:

2. “And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries.” Sorry please. Let Me start from verse one. Genesis chapter twenty-six, I start from verse one:

3. “And there was a famine in the land; beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistine unto Gerah. And the Lord appeared unto him and said, go not down into Egypt. Dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of. Sojourn in this land and I will be with thee and unto thy seed I will give all these countries and will perform the oath which I swore unto Abraham thy father.”

4. Remember we are discussing Isaac this time, and God has mentioned him, the oath He swore unto his father Abraham. Now: “And I will make thy seed...” I will make thy seed not seeds.

5. “Thy seed will be multiplied as the stars of heaven and will give unto thy seed all these countries. And in thy seed shall the nations of the earth be blessed.” Pay attention.

6. “Because that Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws. And Isaac dwelled in Gerah: And the men of the place asked him of his wife; lest, said he, She is my sister: For he fear to say: She is my wife, lest, feared he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebecca, because she was fair to look upon. And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines again looked out at the window, and saw, and, behold Isaac was sporting with Rebecca his wife. And Abimelech called Isaac and said of surely she is thy wife.

7. “And how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, because I said, lest I die for her. And Abimelech said, what is this that thou hast done unto us? One of the people might likely have lain with thy wife and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. And Abimelech charged all his people saying, he that toucheth this man or his wife, shall surely be put to death.” Amen.

8. Brethren this is a lengthy reading. All I am trying to get is from verse thirty-two because I wanted to finish it. Verse thirty- two:

9. “And it came to pass, the same day, that Isaac’s servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had dug, and said unto him, we have found water. And he called it Sheba. Therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day. And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemith the daughter of Elon the Hittite, which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and Rebecca.” Please pay attention to what I am going to say.

10. Jacob had two sons according to the Bible. If we had finished it, you would have seen what I was trying to strike there. The Bible said that Isaac loved Esau more than Jacob. The choice of Isaac was Esau, but God said: “Jacob I love, but Esau I hate.”

11. When he came to marrying a wife, Esau went and married a Hittite, and the Bible said the marriage grieved Isaac and Rebecca because they loved Esau so much. They did not want Esau to make a mistake in his marriage. Now, let us consider further Scriptures. Note Esau, God hated Esau from the womb. Now, Esau has married a Hittite.

12. The second person Esau would marry as a wife will be an Ishmaelite because he went and married the daughter of Ishmael. Please pay attention.

13. You know the case of Ishmael. God loved Abraham and the wife Sarah, I mean mother Sarah and put Haggai and Ishmael away. Esau married a Hittite, a forbidden nation, married also an Ishmaelite. Yet, Esau was the choice of Isaac, while Jacob was the choice of God. Let us go ahead.

14. Genesis twenty-five verse twenty-one to twenty-six. There was a prophecy there first, twenty-one through twenty-six. Genesis twenty- five verse twenty-one through twenty-six:

15. “And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord was entreated of him, and Rebecca his wife conceived. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, if it is so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the Lord, and the Lord said unto her: Two nations are in thy womb and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.”

16. Is that Biblical? Is it prophetic? Okay. Let us go further: “And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. And the first came out red, all-over like an hairy garment. And they called his name Esau.” — Not White but Red.

17. “And after that come his brother out, his hand took hold on Esau’s heels; and his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was three score years old when she bare them.”

18. You see, Esau wasn’t a White man. I say, Esau wasn’t a White man. The Bible described it very clear. He was Red and hairy, so he wasn’t a White man. It was clearly written there. All I am saying is that two nations were to come out of the bowels of Rebecca, and one nation must be stronger than the other. And the elderly one, that is, the most senior one will serve the younger one. Please take note there.

18. I don’t believe I will be in enmity with My servant. The Bible did not say that the elderly one will hate the younger one; or that the younger one will hate the elderly one. But it said that the elderly one will serve the younger one. Please note the word there. I mean the word “service”, which means “to serve”.

20. The elder one will serve the younger one. Did it say they will be wrestling with each other? Two nations, one nation will be stronger than the other. Please pay attention there. Remember, we have been discussing on Dan and Ephraim all the while but this time I am deviating a little. I say, I am deviating a little. I am not discussing Dan and Ephraim this time; I am discussing “God in Despised Places”.

21. As far as Jacob was concerned, the father did not love him. The father despised him because he was the weakling one, according to the Bible. Esau was a very strong man who was always going about looking after his sheep, after his farmyard. But Bible said that Jacob was very lazy. It will take a strong man to be a hunter. So, if Isaac was asked to take or make a choice of one that would take after him, surely, he will nominate Esau, because Jacob was lazy.

22. And that which Jacob could not get, election purchased it for him. So, to the father, Jacob was despised; yet, in Jacob was Israel. I said in Jacob was Israel because this same Jacob was later named Israel. But Edom was named after Esau.

23. Now, I will deviate a little when I get there. Nevertheless, let us continue. Genesis twenty-five verse thirty:

24. “And Esau said to Jacob, feed me I pray thee, with that same red porridge; for I am fainting. Therefore his name was called Edom.” Please note what happened there. “Esau said to Jacob, feed me I pray thee, with that same red porridge for I am faint; therefore was his name changed to Edom.” Now, we have seen the origin of Edom.

25. After eating some food, his name changed. So, when we mention Esau, we are mentioning Edom because this is the only way the purpose of God might be achieved. God decided to change the hand of the clock by allowing Esau to be fed, so that his brother will supply him with food. And in supplying the food, he gave him a condition, and that condition was that he must forfeit his “birth right”. And immediately he forfeited it, his name changed, and he became Edom. Now, I will go a little further on that agreement, Edom and Israel; we have seen two nations.

26. Jacob was renamed Israel; Esau renamed Edom. Two nations have now appeared. One was favoured and the other one was not favoured. This is teaching ooo! Israel and Edom, these two are twins, twins from the loins of Isaac and Rebecca — two nations, Bible is truth.

27. I used the softer side to lay a foundation, and teaching is meant for strong people. You see, the thing is getting stronger. But don’t jubiliate yet, until we have traced what we want to trace. Let us trace this matter a little further. In Genesis thirty-five, verse nine through ten:

28. “And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him. And God said unto him, thy name is Jacob, thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name. And He called his name Israel.”

DYED GARMENT

And He called his name Israel. I think what I am saying is Scriptural? We have seen the emergence of two nations. And according to the history of the world, Israel is not a nation of the Whites. When we mention Whites, we don’t mention Israel. I will go ahead to consider many other things. Let us look at the revelation of Isaiah on the two nations. Let us move gradually. Isaiah chapter sixty-three; the Lord promised us something there and that is our everlasting consolation. Isaiah sixty-three, verse one through four:

30. “Who is this that cometh from Edom...” — a despised nation is now producing God — God in despised places. I continue. “Who is this that cometh from Edom with dyed garments” — a cloth painted with a dye.

31. “Who is this that cometh from Edom with dyed garments from Bozrah?” Hmmm! You see, when you mention dyed garments, you are mentioning Blacks. It has nothing to do with the Whites; Whites don’t do anything with dyed garments, a mourning cloth.

32. Now, who is this that cometh from Edom? Look at where He is coming from, a despised nation. Remember, when I say Edom, I am mentioning Esau.

33. “Who is this that cometh from Edom with dyed garments from Bozrah? Who is He that is glorious in His apparel, travelling in the greatness of His strength? He that speaks in righteousness, and mighty to save, who is this man? Who is this man that speaks in righteousness and mighty to save? Please let us read on:

34. “Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? I have trodden the wine press alone, and of the people there was none with me; for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury, and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.”

35. Who is this man that cometh from Edom? — God in despised places. Can God come out of Edom? Now, God has come out of Edom. Anybody expecting to see God from Israel has now missed God because they fixed their eyes on Israel, but God appeared in Edom.

36. Have you seen where they have missed Him again? In other words, for God to reveal His anger upon the earth in the last days, expect God from Edom.

37. You see, He has changed garment. He is now wearing dyed garment. You know, we know where we are standing; we know Whom we are following behind.

38. Attention this way. Teaching makes us strong. Teaching makes us what we are. You know that their eyes were somewhere. If He had come the usual way, they would have been hailing Him so much. If God had come here as a Whiteman, speaking through the nose, everybody would have followed Him. But look at where He has chosen to come from; where God can never be found by the world.

39. A despised and rejected, forsaken place; that is where God appeared. That is why I was asking you whether there is anywhere in the Bible that said Jacob and Esau should quarrel, or that God declared Esau enemy. That God hated Esau in the womb is for His eternal purpose, which He purposed in Himself before the world began, might be fulfilled. That His own purpose and election might stand sure.

40. But that did not mean that God cast him away, no! He did not cast him away, and the Edomites are not the Ishmaelite. I say, the Edomites are not the Ishmaelite. They know where they come from; they are all from the lineage of Isaac. They are not from Hagar; they are from the promised woman, Rebecca.

41. Shall we put our hands together. You see, we are not fooling anybody here, we know our lineage. If they come from above, you are involved, or if they come from below, you are involved. Amen.

Chapter Ten

I will call God the Omniscience One. I say, call Him Omniscience God. The Word of God is so high and passeth human understanding. Do not brag that you know God. You don’t know God until God wants you to know Him. And He will reveal Himself among His people. That is the promise of the hour. Blessed be the Name of Christ.

2. That is why in the beginning, He told us something. He said: “Please don’t be quick in calling anything God or devil, hold your peace, lest you call God devil and call devil God.”

3. One woman was talking yesterday when we went to Orifite. She said: “Eh... just like Judas who went and then hanged himself and went to hell fire.” I said, “Are you sure he went to hell fire? Is there any Bible you can just wreck up and say that Judas went to hell fire? If Judas never betrayed Jesus; do you think the Scriptures would have fulfilled? How do you think Christ would have died and paid the price for your sin? If that thing didn’t take place, how can the Scriptures be fulfilled?”

4. Now tell Me: “He that moulded a vessel to use that vessel to show His power, is He crazy? No! He is not crazy. Hold your peace, especially when you are talking in a crowded place like this. You don’t know who is who. If God should come into this burial ceremony, how will you know Him?”

5. Wherever we go, we stamp authority. You see, that is why when I look at you at times, I laugh. There are many things you do and I just laugh. I know why I am laughing because I know it will take supernatural inspiration and insight for you to know exactly what God has done for you.

6. You don’t know what God had done for your peace in your day. He has given you all things, especially when He has given you Barnabas, He has given you Paul, He has given you Apollos, He has given you Peter, who are always around to help you. What else do you need?

7. Please relax here, enjoy your life. I say, enjoy your life. Our sufferings are over since, yet, we did not realise it. God had ended my labour, ended my running to and fro since. That is why I told you that a child of God rests; he or she does not run to and fro.

8. If you are here and you are panicking because of rapture, you are an agboro! Because when you are grounded and settled, what is rapture then? You are the rapture yourself. I say, you are the translation yourself already. Immortality is in you but you are feeling pains in the body because the hour for the transformation is not yet come.

9. But already the transforming power is already trapped in there. Because the power that quickened Christ from the grave is already in the Church. It is at work already among the Believers. Only time holds it. I say, only time holds it. On that day, from inside, it will come out. That is all. FROM INSIDE, IT WILL COME OUT AND THEN MORTIFY THIS HOPELESS NONSENSE. AND THEN YOU WILL SEE YOURSELF APPEARING AND DISAPPEARING.

10. But when you are waiting for your corporal body to fly away, that is fanatic. But here, we are well informed. God bless you Church. I am making it impossible for people outside to come in. Even if they will come in, they won’t know where to perch or settle down. Why? It is because we are speaking in an unknown language. When you go out, let Me tell you, anybody saying he is a Christian, there is a way you will be looking at him; before he makes one statement, you had already known where he is heading to, for you have passed that stage.

11. And let Me tell you again, We have gone deep. I say, we have gone real deep. We have known the height, we have known the depth, we have known the breath and we have known everything there. We have tasted even the powers of the Kingdom to come. So, it is impossible to separate us from the love of God.

12. What can pull Me away from the love of God? I say, even death which is My servant cannot do that. Can My servant pull Me out? The Bible said that “I have life and death as My servant”. Can they pull Me out? The answer is no! It is impossible. I say, it is impossible. I know that I have everlasting rest. Rejoice Brethren. While you have Him in your midst, rejoice exceedingly.

13. You cannot tell the story to one who is awake. We are awake. They were talking about going into a living Church. I was wondering whether there could be a living Church. For there to be a living Church, there must be a living God among them. “Every other congregation outside this place, I call them congregation of the dead.”

14. It is only in this Faith that living souls worship God. You know we are living souls, we are not dead souls, and we don’t see things the way they see it. Many things they do, you just laugh at it. Especially, when you live in the yard where people—Pentecostal preachers for example—quarrel with people over drinking of alcohol, smoking cigarette, pursuing of women ; you will just look at them and then continue your journey. There is no need talking about those things now. Even if you talk, will they understand you? The answer is no! How can they? They can’t. I say, they can’t. Brethren, “teaching” continues. How many wants Me to continue?

15. You know, I like pulling you along. But if I go the other way and you are not getting Me, I will try to switch over; I say, I will switch over because I want everybody to hook up so that at the end of today’s service, you will dance home. Remember what we are discussing, God in Despised Places.

16. If you were told that God would come from Esau; I mean Esau of all Esau. Did God hate him when he was in the womb? The answer is yes. What God hated was Esau; God didn’t hate Edom. God hated Esau, so that His own purpose and election might stand sure. I say, God loved Edom, so that the two nations might stand sure.

17. Maybe you don’t know what I am saying. What Isaac hated was Jacob, but Isaac loved Israel. Remember we are discussing two nations. One is the Church, the other one is there as a physical nation. One despised, the other one the beloved. Let Me come closer a little. When this Message becomes sweeter, I will cut it off.

18. When I am sure you have gotten the revelation, I will trip it off. Now, we go a little further in the ‘revelation’ of Isaiah. This ‘revelation’ of Isaiah will be incomplete if I don’t go back to Genesis chapter thirty-six. Remember, “teaching” takes us all round the Scriptures. That is why outsiders do not know what we are saying. “If you come here they will deceive you, see how they turn the Bible and turn the Bible.” The Bible said we should turn on the pages of the Bible. What I am doing, is it Scriptural?

19. Let Me balance it before we go further. The book of Isaiah twenty eight, verse eight through thirteen:

20. “For all the table are full of vomit” — that is true. Every Church is full of vomit. Every pulpit is full of vomit: “For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.” Brethren, is it not true? All tables are full of vomit and filthiness. No matter the name that group is called, it is full of vomit and filthiness. You see why I was shouting against recklessness in this Faith. Everything in the Body of Christ must be done decently and orderly.

21. God hates recklessness, any day this Faith becomes cage of unclean birds; surely, I will leave you. And I pray it will not be in My day, and will not even be after Me, that is if there will be anything after Me. After all, we are of the same Age. I say, we are of the same Age. So, we are moving together. I say, we are moving together.

22. “For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.” And Whom shall he teach knowledge? And to whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breast.”

23. Have you seen it? Infants do not understand doctrines. I am not teaching you as infants, I believe you are weaned from your mother’s breast. The Bible said, when you were infants, we were desiring the milk of what? Remember My Message of: ‘Christian Growth’. When we were infants, we were desiring the milk of the Word. When we became adults we went to “advanced teaching”.

24. We forgot the elementary teachings of the gospel “Repentance from Sin, from Dead Works, Healing and Laying of Hands”, and all those nonsense — Resurrection from the Dead, who doesn’t know that? God’s judgement that is coming, who does not know that? We go into “advanced teaching”, which means: “Revelation of the Mysteries of the Kingdom”.

25. Now, Saint Paul put it this way, said: “When you are adult, you don’t feed on milk again, but you feed on strong meat or bone.” You know that none of these can hardly be swallowed any how. And it is not easy to vomit bone. If you are choked by bone, just mould a large lump of fufu and swallow it down and you will hear it do gboahah! —Lining your neck down. That is why I am giving you “hard truth”. When I give you “hard truth”, I know very well that it is bone.

26. Some of the doctrines I give you in this Faith at times hook you on the neck, I know that very well. When I give them to you, to swallow the thing becomes difficult. If I want to help you swallow it, I will mould a harder lump, force it in, and the thing will press the first one down.

27. So, all I am trying to say is that the doctrine of God go to people that are weaned from their mother’s breast. I don’t teach the doctrines of God to the infants in the Faith. In this Faith, there are those that are called infants.

28. You see, if you see where Paul Nwachukwu is preaching, you will know he is baby. I mean my daughter Ijeoma was playing that day, I called their teacher and said, see My daughter rejoicing, she does not care about what they were saying, when they say use your two hands and cover your head, My daughter will be walking up and down. They gave orders that nobody should walk up and down that they should reverence God, and that was the time she carried her water up and down, and I said, “Glory be to God!”

29. I said, how I wish this man can humble himself, I will say My dear come down, Ijeoma oya! Ijeoma oya! Drill this man in the Bible. You know some people are not yet weaned from their mother’s breast. That is why they are in the “prison custody”.

30. Mature minds don’t gossip, matured minds speaks the truth in love, they don’t gossip, they holds on to things that are holy, things that are noble, things that are of honest report, things that are edifying, things that can minister grace to the hearer — that is a mature mind.

31. But feeble minds, infants, they discuss individuals and events. But mature minds discuss ideas, real ideas. If you say that you are a mature mind, and you come here tattling, kpi kpi kpi kpi kpi kpi, eh. I say, shut up! You are nothing but a “baby Christian”. And I don’t produce “baby Christians” here, no, no, no, no, I don’t produce baby eagles either. I produce eagles with strong wings.

32. That is why I am teaching you in a rugged way. When you leave this place, you will know that you have graduated enough. Your jotters, both the one you are carrying in your hand and the one in your head, the one in your heart, people will know you have gotten something here. What am I saying?

33. All I am trying to say is this: As many as are here that cannot even balance this, see it as truth, so that when you will be saying it, even if people do not believe, know that you are not saying it so that they will believe. You are saying it because you know it is truth; you are sure and certain that it is truth. “So, you mean that Esau is in God’s, programme Eeh!” So, I continue from verse nine:

34. “Whom shall he teach knowledge and whom shall he make to understand doctrines? Them that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breast. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.”

35. God bless you Brethren. You see the reason why somebody said we have known the Bible in and out. And I said yes! That is what we are taught to do. We don’t interpret Scriptures, we compare Scriptures with Scriptures. In short, we use Scriptures to interpret Scriptures. That is what we do here so that if you don’t believe, we know that you are a naked unbeliever. You must give us the reasons why you shouldn’t believe. What we teach here is “odd ball”, it is contrary to all that you knew since you were born.

36. I can see Papa Uwakwe nodding his head, because he sees things in a different dimension all together now. Imagine a “grey haired man” that has been in the Church since he was born till today, not an idolater, but today he is a “boy”. I say, he is a “boy” today. I think he will begin to say: “Aah Nnaa wait ooo! You say na which kind thing be this? Why have I not seen this all this while I was attending CMS, Assemblies of God? All my life, I have not seen that God living in the land of the Blacks. Amen.

Chapter Eleven

We don’t want to tell you who that God is and where He is found, but let us believe what the Bible said. When we believe, we can then trace where He is dwelling, for He has a dwelling place. I mean He comes from a home. When you know the place where someone comes from, to find him will be easy. When you hear God, God, God; you don’t know if you should look for Him in the Arab nations or the White race or the Black nation.

2. When you know where He comes from, to find Him will be very easy. Let Me go back to My Teaching Brethren. Genesis thirty-six where I quoted before. Because you say I should continue, I am going to continue. When you want Me to stop, I will stop. I read from verse thirty-one through thirty three. Genesis; thirty six verse thirty one through thirty three:

3. “And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.” Note the connection, “These.” Please note the connection: “And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom.” That is, the land of Esau: “Before there reigned any king over the children of Israel; and Bella...” — that is the man that led our Brother across the River Kaduna in 1998: “And Bella...” Halleluiah! “And Bella, the son of Beor reigned in Edom”. I hope somebody is getting the Message?

WHO IS THE MAN “BELLA”?

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he controversial Bella that led Brother Abel across River Kaduna In 1998, where there was no bridge, where there was no boat and the river over flooded its banks. Bella came and told our Brother to surrender his bicycle, and it was in the night. He asked our Brother to pull off his dress. Bella carried his bicycle, told our Brother to follow Him and never to tremble that they would get to the middle of the sea where the thing will be very swift, that our Brother’s legs will not be touching the ground, and water will be coming at his neck. He said that our Brother should not panic. Our Brother Abel believed, followed Bella in the night, there was no lamp. At the middle of the sea, there came the tempest, it was very swift, our Brother wanted to panic, for water got to his mouth and the legs were not touching the ground any longer.

5. Bella said: “Follow Me this way.” Brother Abel followed Bella until both of them landed to the land safe. When they landed on the land safely, Bella then show our Brother the mountain. He then said: “Now, you can cross the mountain. On the other side of the mountain, you will see a village; this mountain will take you about an hour to climb and an hour to come down. When you get to the village, sleep in that village; the following day, continue your journey. Brother said: “What is Your name Sir?” Bella said: “What do you need My name for?” Bother replied: “Please tell me Your name so that I may tell my Brethren that they may know how to thank You. Bella said: “Okay, My name is Bella.” Then Brother said: “Please, what do I give You? I have only but ten naira in my pocket. Please take it.” Bella said: “No, no. I don’t need your money; I don’t need your ‘thank you’. Now, climb the mountain.” Our Brother climbed the mountain and on his way up, he turned back only to see that Bella has varnished.

6. Then who is Bella? He is Bella that reigned in the land of Edom. Before ever Israel was blessed with a king, Bella was already in Edom, we will see Bella back to Israel.

7. Don’t worry, you will see Bella. All these years, they have been pestering Me to know the interpretation of “Bella”, since it wasn’t a Hausa name, nor was it a Yoruba name. Many have been troubling Me among the Ministers, to find a place for Bella. I said, Brethren, what are you going to do with the name? The name is Bella, simply relax. God has seen our Brother through. At least, there is a testimony that he used his legs with the help of Bella to cross River Kaduna. When we were travelling from Jos to Kaduna, I showed Bro Okey Paul the River Kaduna and he marvelled. He marvelled.

8. Let Me tell you: You know, My greatest joy is that I am not serving God that is far away from Me. I am serving the God I see every day, the God I sleep with, eat with, rejoice with, take bath with, do everything with. That is the God I worship. I am not worshiping an unknown God. I am not even worshiping a God that is in Israel. The God am worshiping is always in My house, He is My household God. Let Me go to the Message proper. Verse thirty-one of chapter thirty-six. I am trusting God to help somebody.

9. “And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.” In other words, before ever a king reigned in Israel, is that not Bible? The first king that reigned over Israel was Saul. Before Israel got a king, Edom had already been blessed. And after Saul cometh David. But Bella had already reigned. Kings had already reigned over Edom.

10. Remember, we are discussing the lineage of Isaac, we are discussing the lineage of Rebecca and it was that same Isaac that was promised that his seed, everything will wind up in one person, his seed.

11. And you know that Seed, He that was there from the very foundation of the world. Today, we shall know which is truth. The Bible said you will know’ the truth and the truth will set you free; if anybody wants to sleep, let him go back and sleep. I want to make sure I am talking to people that are wide awake. If you are sleeping, that goes to show that you don’t have the revelation of what I am saying. If you have the revelation, you will do the teaching with Me.

12. What I am teaching you, you cannot get it anywhere. Go to any denomination you want, there is no man of God that can sit you down there under this anointing and get you prepared when they are only interested in is your money. You see, by now, they must have come down from the pulpit. Thirty minutes sermon, he will make altar call, and you will receive Jesus as personal Lord and saviour. He will then go further to collect your ‘tithe and offering’ and then dance that he has made a lot of money for that day. Then finally, he will announce projects for the week.

13. God bless you Brethren, go ahead believing: “And Bella,” verse thirty-two.

14. “And Bella the son of Beor reigned in Edom and the name of his city was Dinhabah. And Bella died.” Listen attentively: “And Bella died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah.” Did you get the Message?

15. “And Bella died and Bella died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah, reigned in his stead.” Who is this man that cometh from Bozrah? Who is this man? Okay. I continue a little, God helping Me through thirty-three. I have read thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, God bless you. Let Me stop there.

16. At least I have been able to establish Bella, I have been able to establish Bozrah and we have seen that Bozrah is Edom. We have the first king that reigned; reigned over Edom before Israel ever had a king. Now, we go a little further.

17. I consider the revelation of Prophet Amos in Amos chapter one. Follow Me step by step. I read verse eleven through twelve:

18. “Thus Saith The Lord, “for three transgressions of Edom, and for four I will not turn away the punishment thereof because, he did pursue his brother.” I repeat: I hope your eyes are here? I hope your hearts and ears are here?

19. “Thus Saith The Lord, for three transgressions of Edom,” which is Esau, “and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof because he did pursue his brother Jacob with the sword, and not at all pity and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath forever.”

20. Did you see it? You know the account of Esau and Jacob? Now, verse twelve: “But I will send a fire upon Teman which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah...” What will it devour? The palaces of Bozrah. Will it devour Edom? Fire will devour the palaces of Bozrah as punishment for transgressing against the Law four times.

THE DUKES

I go back to Genesis thirty-six. Don’t be tired of turning the Bible, for that is where your faith rests. Once you are tired of turning the Bible, you will be drowned straight away. Verse forty-three, that is the last verse there: “Duke Magdiel, Duke Iram; these be the Dukes of Edom.”

22. Here on Earth where do we have Duke? I say, where do we have Duke? I don’t know what is wrong with some people. Do we have Dukes reigning on earth today?

23. The same way we have Pharaohs, we have Caesars; we have Dukes. Come closer, you will know that Bible is truth. Now Edinburgh... We are discussing Edom now. Let us leave Edinburgh for now.

24. “Dukes of Magdiel, Duke Tram, these are the Dukes of Edom according to their habitations in the land of their possession. He is Esau the father of the Edomites.” He is Esau the father of the Edomites! He is Esau the father of the Edomites. Glory be to God. I am going further. How many wants Me to ride a little further? Whether you say yes or no, I am riding further. Nothing makes the Church a Church more than “teaching”. Teaching gets you grounded and rugged, because your roots are penetrating the ground more and more. You will even come to a point where, when you hear somebody shouting on the radio, you will continue moving on your way, for you know it is chaff. It is emotional, it is useless nonsense.

24. From today, nobody will go out and say: “I don’t know why this Church is bragging.” You can see the bases of our bragging now. That is why if you trouble us here, we will trouble you. But when you come here and you respect yourself, we will respect you. I go further. Remember, we are tracing something. Teaching is not “evangelism”. Evangelism is not “teaching”. I go to ‘revelation’ of Moses a little, God helping Me. Amen.



Chapter Twelve

Let us go to Genesis. I will use Deuteronomy this time. Deuteronomy chapter thirty-one to know if there be any consolation there, and I believe there must be. Deuteronomy thirty-one, I read verse sixteen through seventeen. Teaching is “teaching”:

2. “And the Lord said unto Moses, behold thou shall sleep with thy fathers; and these people will rise up and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land whither they go to be among them, and will forsake Me, and break My covenant which I have made with them. Then My anger shall be kindled against them. In that day, I will forsake them, I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?”

3. Then, they will say in that day: “Are not these evils befallen us because our God is no longer among us?” God has departed. Before our very eyes, we saw Israel went a whoring after other gods. And they broke the covenant they made with God, and God departed from them. Today, is God still in Israel? If God never prophesied ahead of time using Moses whom they believed, that a day would come when His people would transgress against Him and He will abandon them.

4. That was why Saint Paul said in the book of Romans that “God just abandoned His people temporally”. If God never abandoned them, He wouldn’t have come to us, we wouldn’t have been grafted in. From that day He abandoned them, He left them, He has turned towards us, He has remained with us till today until the time of the restitution of all things, when He shall turn to His people again, and for the last time; then, their blindness will be removed.

5. But for now, they are still blind. If they were not blind, they wouldn’t have permitted the Pope even to say the Holy Mass in Gaza. Now, when God departed, we will like to see from the Bible where God said He will go and hide. Now, from the look of things, from events around us, is Israel not passing through troubles today? Why do you think they are having all these troubles round about them?

6. Trouble in the Golan Heights, trouble in the Gaza strip, West Bank, everywhere. Even now, people are contending over the Holy City, Jerusalem. Why do you think all these things are happening? God has forsaken them because they went awhoring after other gods. God keepeth His Word, God is no longer there. I say, God is no longer there.

7. We want to trace God and know where God said He will run to, for God is in exile. I say, God is in exile. You know if He will run to the Black nations land like we are here; surely, He must be one of us. If He will come here wearing another uniform, we will spot Him out, He will be a stranger, and His people might even trace Him down here and bring Him back. “So, for Him to hide fully; He will hide inside one of us here.”

8. We must find Him today. But if not today, then we will find Him tomorrow. Let us look for Him a little. Bro. Okey, do we look for Him? Let us search it; we will search for it a little further. Let us search a little. The same Deuteronomy thirty-one, verse twenty-seven through twenty-nine: “For I know thy rebellion, thy stiff neck. Behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the Lord; and how much more after my death?” That is Moses talking to the people.

10. “Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes; and your officers, that 1 may speak these words in their ears and call heaven and earth to record against them. For I know that after my death, ye will utterly corrupt yourselves and turn aside from the way which I commanded you and evil will befall you in the later days. And evil will befall you in the later days; because you will do evil in the sight of the Lord to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands.”

11. Has it not fulfilled today? Has Moses not departed? Has evil not befallen them because they have done great evil? When Moses was there, they were not moulding time bombs, atomic bombs and missiles. Nobody was importing anything like destructive weapons. These were things they learnt from other nations, because the hand of God had already left them. Bible said: “God hid His face from them.” God is in exile. If it is not promised, there is no need searching for God somewhere else, are you getting what I am saying? What Moses said will befall them in the later days is now what they are passing through. And God is no longer there. Now, where is God found then? I say, where is God then? If God is with them, where is the evidence?

12. Let us search the Scriptures a little. In Deuteronomy chapter thirty-three, I read verses one and two only: “And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. And he said: The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; He shinned forth from mount Paran...” This mount Paran we know is in Edom: “And He came with ten thousands of saints, from His right hands even fiery law for them.”

13. You see where God is shinning from. In other words, God has departed from Israel. That is, God has left Israel. Okay, we go a little further in Genesis thirty-six, verse eight: “Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir.” Did you see it? “Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir.” Remember, Esau is Edom.”

14. Let us go back to Deuteronomy thirty-three verse two:“And he said: The Lord came from Sinai...” That where He came from. “...And rose from Seir!” He came forth from Sinai, and now He rose up from Seir unto them. “He shine from mount Paran, He came with ten thousands of Saints, from His right hand went a fiery law for them.” Now, Genesis thirty-six verse eight said: “Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir. Esau is Edom.” Did you get the Message?

15. When God departed, He went and settled in mount Seir, from where He will rise up. And mount Seir is in Edom. Esau is Edom. Have you seen where He hid Himself?

16. God ran away, God is in exile. God became a refugee in a foreign land. And look at where He is settling, where nobody can ever think of seeing God, that is where God went and hide so that nobody will ever go there to look for Him. If they are asked to go and look for God, nobody will go there.



GOD IS A NIGERIAN



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emember what we are discussing; “God in Despised Places”. If you are asked to look for a place where you can see God in Nigeria, will you come here? Even if you know by prophecy that God is a Nigerian and you are asked to go and look for God in Nigeria, will you come here?

18. Look at where He is hiding, in the Church in the wilderness, rejected and despised place, forsaken place, a place full of evil, evil reports. Who can believe our report here? If God is going to be revealed in Africa in the lasts days, according to William Branham, can any man think of seeing God in Onitsha? Can anything good come out of Onitsha the land of criminals? But Onitsha is “Home for All”. So, there is no other place He can take refuge except in a state called “Home for All”. Every Tom, Dick and Harry that will run to this place, it will accept him. You feel free and rejoice. Another Sierra Leone, Freetown. Nigeria is Freetown, that is Anambra State, and that is where He decided to go and sojourn.

19. God is hiding His face from Israel. God became a refugee, God in exile. Even if you believe and you know by revelation that He is exiled in Anambra State, if you are asked to go and look for Him, will you come to this place? Even if somebody said He is here, you won’t believe.

20. That is why we are bragging wherever we go. We are not making empty boast here. There is nothing good here for you to be very comfortable than one thing: “When you come here, we only promise you ‘eternal life’.” Finish.

21. I love the environment in the Church. As many as are restored today, surely, clap your hands. You are really blessed. That is, your God loves you. Because the most unfortunate thing that will happen to somebody is to hear this type of “teaching” from outside. Your heart will break. It is like one being in the water with soap foam filling his eyes. And as many as will struggle their way into this place; surely, they will vow a vow that nothing will ever make them to go out again.

GOD IS IN EDOM — A BLACK NATION
 
Let Me tell you: You will go out if you are not ordained to be here. For your sake, God will bring up one trouble and throw you out. So, Bishop Nnachor, pray hard because of that “dream”. Keep on praying because prayer can change situations. But most importantly, let your heart be pure.

23. Have we seen mount Seir? Do we believe the Bible is true? I repeat verse eight again. “Thus dwelleth Esau in mount Seir. Esau is Edom.” I go a little further to see whether I can balance many things before your eyes. The book of Habakkuk, one of the end time prophets that has been helping us in this Faith. Have you seen why I said we must collect our offering, do our praises? — Because I don’t want anybody to dance away whatever we are going to get today. I want you to go home thinking about all these things and the type of love God has for you.

24. Habakkuk chapter three, verse one: “The burden which Habakkuk the Prophet did see.” Habakkuk the Prophet saw a burden. I will stop when I get what I want. Habakkuk chapter one, verse one through three:

25. “The burden which Habakkuk the Prophet did see, O Lord, how long shall I cry, and Thou will not hear! Even cry out unto Thee for violence; and Thou will not save. Why dost Thou shew me iniquity and cause me to behold grievance? For spoiling and violence are before me; and there are that raise up strife and contention.”

26. Please hold it there! I want to correct something. My eyes deceived Me a little. Go to Habakkuk chapter three please. Did I quote three or one before? Okay, I thank God for that. Let us go to chapter three. I want to read from verse one through three:

27. “A prayer of Habakkuk the Prophet upon shigionoth. 0 Lord I have heard Thy speech and was afraid; O Lord, in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” Verse three now: “God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. — Selah!”

28. “His glory covered the heavens, and earth was full of His praise.” Please note it. Where is Paran? It is in Edom: “God came from Teman, and the glory, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.”

29. Now, I want to consider Obadiah, it is a little book in the Bible. Let Me read verse eight through nine: “Shall I not in that day saith the Lord, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mouth of Esau? And thy mighty men O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.”

30. Did you get the Message? I am saying that God is in Edom, Teman is in Edom: “Shall I not in that day saith the Lord even destroy the wise men out of Edom.” Didn’t God promise to destroy every wise men in Edom where he is having as his holy mountain? God dwelling in Edom, saying He has already passed judgement against all wise men in Edom, only the foolish will survive.

31. Foolish and despised things, God has decided to use to confound the wise. Now, let Me ask you: Can a wise man believe this Message? A wise man in Edom, can he believe us? No mention of Israel in this matter. Israel is out of God’s programme for now. Where is God to be found today?

32 It is in the Gentile. What is Gentile? Gentile means “heathen nation”. A Gentile means a heathen. There must be a town or a tribe in heathens called Edom, God’s holy city, and we can now trace that Edom to the Church. Remember, God has been in exile. Is the “teaching” very high? I say, is the “teaching” very high? — Because if it is very high, I will change it. I know I am not dropping it, I will simply go “another way”, but I believe that “Scriptural way” is the best.

33. From the Scriptures, we are tracing where God is hiding, where God is revealing Himself, where the wrath and vengeance of God will come from, and the people that will be affected; mainly wise men. All of them will be cut off in Edom. Can God be found in Edom? — God in despised places. If there is a “teaching” that can drill your hearts, let it be this Teaching.

GOD IS ALWAYS IN SIMPLICITY

 It is just like God hiding Himself in simplicity to the point that people saw Him at the sea shore eating bread and fish, and likening Him to be a mad man; and yet, that is Jehovah. That is the “great I AM” in the public place along the sea shore roasting fish and eating it with bread to the point that when people were passing, He said: “Come and have some bread.” Now, may I ask you: If you were there, will you take such bread? Early in the morning somebody is already eating bread and fish and even said: “Son, come and have some, son come and eat some bread.”

35. Can you see why? That is why you remember the Message: “When Peter saw Him coming, Peter recognised Him at the sea shore, and Peter was naked; what did he do? Peter dived into the sea ‘Ejawuu!’”. Peter will you die under the water? After diving, you must surface again. When you raise yourself, you will still be naked. So, Let us go, come just as you are.”

36. We have seen the revelation and we believed it to be true. We go a little to Amos one, verse eleven through twelve again:

37. “Thus saith the Lord; for three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because, he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, he kept his wrath for ever. But I will send a fire upon Teman, where God dwelleth which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.” Is it Scriptural? God promised that He is going to destroy the princes and princesses, wise men in Edom, and equally destroy their high places. High place means their “palace”. Amen.
 
Chapter Thirteen
Let Me go a little further again. I go back to Genesis chapter thirty-six because it holds something there until I have tapped everything I need. Remember, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, you couldn’t separate that Word from God. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. God was holding that Word, and that Word was God.” So, Genesis thirty-six, let us consider verse fifteen:

2. “These were Dukes of the sons of Esau: The son of Eliphaz, the first born son of Esau, Duke Teman, Duke Omar, Duke Zepho, Duke Kenaz.” Is it Biblical? So where God is dwelling? God is dwelling in His own city. We saw Duke Teman, son of Esau. When God left the people of Israel according to Moses prophecy, God ran and hid Himself in Teman to reveal Himself from Edom.

3. There is no way we would not go. I just want to show you that: “God is a Black man”, and even convince you from what we are saying here that He is from Africa. Very soon, we will see it in Africa now! We will still come down to River Niger. If God permits, we will go further. If there is River Nile, River Tigres and River Euphrates in the Bible, that goes to show that River Niger is in the Bible also, but your problem is that you may not recognise the name, for time has changed their names.

4. I am saying that River Niger existed before Nigeria, and what they were calling it that time wasn’t River Niger. Verse forty-one to forty-two of Genesis thirty-six holds another mystery: “Duke Aholibamah, Duke Elah, Duke Pinon, Duke Kenaz, Duke Teman, Duke Mibzar.” All of them belong to Esau.

5. So, if God is hiding in Teman, you know that God was indirectly telling you He was hiding in Edom. God is found in Esau. Remember, Edom means Esau. Yet, “Jacob I love, Esau I hated that My divine purpose and election might stand sure”. Jacob came in by Election, and Esau came in by Adoption. Jacob is by Election are you getting what I am saying? Esau is Begotten. I say, Esau is Beloved or Begotten. I say, Esau is Begotten, while Jacob is Elected.

6. Let Me go a little further. You will get the Message as I continue, maybe when I will be rounding up. Let Me go back to the same book of Obadiah, it holds something good. People don’t even recognise “Obadiah” to be a Prophet because of “blindness”. But today, you now know him as a Prophet. Are you tired of turning the Bible? If you stop turning the Bible, Satan will lay hold on you.

7. “And Saviours shall come up on mount Sion” or Zion “to judge the mount of Esau, and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.” Hear what the Bible is saying: “And saviours shall come up on mount Zion,” where is mount Zion? You are welcome to mount Zion, don’t we have saviours here? Let Me tell you, I said I will trace the whole thing down.

8. What are you people jointly searching here? Are you confused? If you had known, you would not have married this kind of husband you married. Marrying a spirit saying it is husband especially when you don’t know when all these Scriptures are being searched out and being written. You know it is frightening, whether they are written in the bed or they are written in the bath room, it is not your business. “The more you look the less you see.” Leave him alone, your duty is to believe, for a believer doesn’t ask question. Does he? A believer doesn’t ask question. I say, you don’t enquire.

9. Obadiah verse twenty-one, and then you turn with Me to Hebrews chapter twelve, after this one: “Saviours shall come up…”— Saviours, not one: “on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau. And the kingdom shall be the Lord’s”. Do you have the Message here? “The Kingdom is the Lord’s,” do you have the Message here? Saviours will come out from Zion.

10. Now, go back to Hebrews chapter twelve, verse nineteen through twenty two. Am I correct? I should be correct, even if I am not, correct Me; but I believe I am correct. Just believe it. Hebrews 12, verse eighteen this time:

11. “For ye are come unto the mount that might be touched.” — It is no more the mount that can be felt or seen that you came to: “For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched.” Did you get the Message?

12. “And that burned with fire, nor unto blackness and darkness and tempest, and sound of a trumpet and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more, for they could not endure that which was commanded. And if so much as a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart. And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake.”

13. You see, that was the type of the original mount, now look at verse twenty-two: “But you are come unto mount Zion and unto the city of the living God.” — Remember the city of the living God is mount Teman, and now you see it is now named mount Zion. Teman is named mount Zion from the book of Obadiah. Mount Teman is called mount Zion now:

14. “You have come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels. To the general assembly and Church of the first born, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirit of just men made perfect.” — Now Obadiah twenty-one:

15. “And saviours shall come up on mount Zion, to judge the mount of Esau, and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.” Shall we put our hands together. Any contradiction in the Bible? No, no contradiction whatsoever.

16. The Bible indeed is a “jigsaw puzzle”.

17. It will take a man of God to tie the thing together and then you will see it. No wonder it said: “A little here, a little there, line upon line, precept upon precept.” It will take one that has come from Him to tie them together.

18. My duty is to go a little here and a little there, line upon line, precept upon precept; chain it like chaplet and then you will see the glory of God. Without God, nobody will know where He is heading to. It will take God to teach His people. When God is on the throne “teaching”, you know that you are feeding from the Fountain, you are always glad, Halleluiah.

19. Even if you won’t balance it like I am doing in the Bible, I want you to have the “revelation” of “Whom” you have believed so that when you will be saying it outside, even if people do not believe, that will not disturb you. Whatever question they want to ask, let them ask. Your “revelation” is sure and certain for it is not contradicting the Scriptures. What we are having here is “Scriptural revelation”.

20. God in exile. We have traced God to the Church. We have traced God to the Church, and have traced judgement to the Church; we have traced the Kingdom to the Church for the Kingdom is the Lord’s. ooooh no! I hope I am talking to all My people? Is there any stranger in the Camp? I should have asked this question before now, give Me water there.

21. If you are coming in here for the very first time, let Me know you, anybody? I don’t think there is even one. So, today is our day. God bless you Church, rejoice always. The Prophet said something and you know the quote. The Prophet said: “God Himself will manifest Himself in human form in His Church in the last days but the Scriptures will tell us who He is, that the Scriptures will identify Him.”

22. In other words, with the help of the Holy Scriptures, we can say: “Look at Him.” It is not something you can use photographic pictures or “artistic impression;” if you use it, you miss it. The Scriptures will identify who He is. So, you must use Scriptures. The Scriptures must be your guide, and the Scriptures will guide you perfectly well to the point that you will say: “Behold Him,” which is exactly the basis of our Faith.

23. So, when you say: “I have God in person,” you will not be saying it because people are saying it. You will be saying it by “divine revelation”, and that your faith will see you through. You know there must be “saviours” here. If there are no “saviours”, nobody is saved. No wonder he was referring to you as “My servants whom I have sent, for so the Lord has appointed us to be saviours.” So, the Lord had appointed us to be “saviours”, is it Biblical? I say, is it Biblical? “Yes sir!” Is it in New Testament? Is also in Old Testament? “Yes sir!” For so the Lord had appointed us to be saviours.

24. In the book of Nehemiah chapter nine, the man even said we should thank God Almighty who has never left us without “saviours”.

25. Brother Solomon, when you get back to Lagos and go to prison again, don’t ever preach this. Give them gifts and come back. I say, don’t preach this. But if you want to go there and give them the greatest gift, collect “books” from your Pastor, and when you get there, tell them you don’t have silver and gold, that what you have is what you are giving them. Give them our Books. If they write, I will know they are interested, and we will then see what we can do to help them.

26 Brother Johnson, you see what you will be missing if you leave this place? Like I told you; thank you for reminding yourself of the prophecy that went ahead of time. Whatever that takes you away from where you are feeding from the Fountain is not your friend.

27. You see, I have been sustaining other Churches with prayers and with out-stretched hands, are you getting what I am saying? Without it, other Churches are cut off. Too many of them can hardly come here weekly. Only very few can afford to be here weekly. Some don’t even have tapes here, while some that have tapes can hardly listen to them. Some have tapes but don’t have cassettes to record. But you are here in Onitsha watching the whole thing “live”.

28. Others hear tapes, but you watch it “live”. Bro Kelechi said that it pays to be “an eyewitness”. You know, if you are hearing it in tapes, it does not make much impact. But if you are presently there, you are bodily present when we are turning the Bible, and you are turning Bible with us; it is a different thing altogether. God bless you. I want to go a little further.

29. Remember the topic we are discussing: God in Despised Places. God is in places where people never expected Him. Amen. We go a little further to see whether we can get something there. I will take you to Romans chapter nine, verse thirteen. It is a popular Scripture you know. Ah! My own is torn. This Bible is old; let Me see whether I can join it:

30. “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau I hate.” Eh! Ok My own is torn. “But Esau have I hated.” “What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? He said: “God forbid.” That is verse fourteen.

31. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated. I say, what can we say there? Is there unrighteousness with God? And He said: “God forbid.” In other words, God knows what He was doing.

32. Some people might term it unrighteousness seeing that the two young men didn’t do anything good or evil, why hating somebody you created even from his mother’s womb? And then God turned there and said: “Is there any unrighteousness with God?” God Himself answered and said: “God forbid.” God knows what He is doing. And then if somebody wanted to ask question, He said: “Who are you to question God?” is there anything you want to find out instead of waiting and watching? I am telling you that in the end, you will know what God was referring as that “eternal purpose and election” which He purposed in Himself before the world began.

33. You know, man is always guilty of that impatient. They cannot allow a man to finish his statement; they will raise their hand and say: “Sir, I have a question, where are you?” What is your question? Have I finished? You wait until I have finished. If you are not clear, it is then you can ask question, and not when I am making statement midway, then you raise your hands. What have you heard? What have you heard that made you to jump up like that and say, ‘Amen’? Yes sir! Are you screaming? “Yes Sir!” What have you heard? Amen.


Chapter Fourteen
From today, you can now see that God’s divine purpose and election was for good and not for evil; that God was aiming at blinding more wise men in the world. He decided to go in a way people will call the “way of unrighteousness”; decided to do things people cannot understand. God is hiding in “paradox” to reveal Himself in a “mysterious way” — strange and unbelievable to the people.

2. That is why it will take only the Elect to behold Him. If you are not numbered among the Elect, forget about salvation; for it will take the Elect to identify God in a strange land; a forbidden nation. That is why in the Message titled: “How do you know Him?” I seriously said; make sure of what you are claiming. You don’t claim to know Him with His uniform for He can dye this uniform tomorrow. I say, He can dye it tomorrow and becomes Red.

3. If you were coming in today aiming to see “a man” wearing red Safari, you will be waiting here till we dismiss without you seeing Him. So, be careful. He gave us only but one “sign” by which we will know Him and it is an infallible sign. Now, what is that sign?

4. He has only but one thing, which cannot change by day or by night; His stature will change, His will appearance will change, His uniform will change, but His “character” or “life-style” cannot change. Are you getting what I am saying?

5. His character or style of life cannot change; that is, His Voice cannot change. That was why He turned to Mary and said: “Mary.” And Mary turned and said: “Master.” But before then, physically speaking, Mary could not recognise Him. Mary likened Him to be one of the gardeners — a maiguard.

6. Physically speaking, at the bank of the river, they likened Him to be a mad man. On the way to Emaus, one of the disciples nearly slapped Him. The man said: “Why are you asking this silly question? Are you the only person in town that had not known what happened to the man Jesus?” Now, to this man, did he know Him? Many of us have committed this “crime” over and over. At one time or the other we have seen things we are still querying till today.

7. This thing that happened to me on the way, is it God or devil? Could it be that after my prayers, God decided to be interested in my things? No matter the way you look at it, if you are a Christian, you will know when God is on your side. God can never be against you unless God has turned His face against you. When the face of God is turned towards Me I will know. Are you getting what I am saying? Even in My dreams, I will see Him. In My visions, I will see Him. In short, I will maintain close touch with Him from time to time.

8. I Am telling you God’s truth. I remember the day I went to Fegge with Bro. John the beloved. That was about two Saturdays ago. While we were coming back along the Roman Catholic Cathedral, I said, No! Bro John, I don’t know the time I will be in Fegge again and this will be the height of injustice. See where we are and see Brother Igwe’s house. Let us use this opportunity to go there and say: “God bless you” to the family.

9. You see, this human mind could not perceive that. When we pressed their bell, if they were asked to say who the visitors could be that time, they will be mentioning some of their client or patient, or neighbours, or some Brethren that use to visit them. But I am trying to say something there. The Sister came forward, peeped and saw us. I wanted to hide My face, but I said it is of no use that I didn’t want to be “hypocritical”. So, she saw us and rushed inside. Then, I was still with Brother John. A little while, we came in and met our little daughter Chidinma. You see, that is the Message I am preaching.

10. If you see the way the child looked at Me, she could not believe her eyes. She didn’t know whether to come forward or to run inside; she was looking at Me. She was looking and looking and looking. I said, “Come now.” She started coming and later stopped on the way. Why? Because she could not believe her eyes. Do you get what I am saying? So, the same way, the parents behaved; because the time Sister came out to salute us, she didn’t know what to do because she was confused; she never expected the “Messiah” that day.

11. Sister, were you expecting the Messiah? Brother, were you expecting the Messiah? Even if you were expecting the Messiah, it cannot be that day. I say, it cannot be that day. But I thank God who gave us that opportunity that day. The following day, Brother Igwe fell into trouble. We went to Brother Igwe’s house on Monday evening. The following day they arrested Brother Igwe.

12. When I heard the report, I said, “God, all this while they did not arrested him; but this time I just paid him a visit, the following day they arrested him, what was wrong?” I didn’t understand what went wrong until I came here on that day. But I thank God everything has been settled. So, Brother Igwe, I hope you’ve learnt a lesson from that “experience”.

13. There are “deceivers” everywhere, and that is not what I am talking now. If there is any problem, any encounter between government officials; we have government officials here, consult some people. We have to tell you the whole truth, otherwise, some people will use letter headed paper to dupe you. Did you get what I am saying? When government officials want to dupe some people, they will collaborate even with their directors. When they put you into trouble, they will deny you; even their directors will deny you too. So please, learn a great lesson from there.

14. I am trying to say that “God comes to a man at a time he is not expecting God”. If you know a time you are praying for God to come, God will not come that time. And the way you think God will come, He will not come that way. But will He come? Surely, He will come, and the day He will come, He will take you by surprise. It is just like today, I was very bad yesterday having severe headache. Brethren that came from other Local Churches, I couldn’t give them serious attention before they left. Even this morning, I was still having the headache.

15. But within Me I was limping between two opinions whether to handle Sunday school or to handle the teaching. But I was sure and certain that once I am here, headache will varnish. For the cause of headache is clear. Headache came to sit Me down, and sitting down means teaching the Church. That is the way I understood it. I may be wrong, I may be right, but I believe I am right.

GOD BEARS RUMOUR



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o I want to drive a little further. God hidden in despised places. Where we read in Romans nine verse thirteen, God said: “Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated.” Verse fourteen said: “If it is like this, does it mean that there is unrighteousness in God?” It said: “God forbid.” So, God knew what He is doing. He is sure of what He is doing, so don’t ask God questions.

17. Malachi chapter one. I am coming nearer to the thrilling part of the “battle”. And if you ask Me whether all these things have not been read? I will say they are not to My taste yet. Malachi chapter one, verse two to three: “I have loved you saith the Lord. Yet you say, wherein have thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? Saith the Lord: Yet, I loved Jacob and I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. Whereas Edom saith: We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places. Thus saith the Lord of host: They shall build, but I will throw down; and shall call them, The border of wickedness, and people against whom the Lord had indignation forever.”

18. Please note what I am reading. I am reading about Esau proving that God really hated him and loved Jacob. That his own purpose and election might stand sure. Does it mean that there is unrighteousness with God, I said, “God forbid.” I go back to the same Obadiah again. Don’t weary Me down. If I see any sign of weariness, I will not like it. Verse one:

19. “The vision of Obadiah, Thus Saith the Lord God concerning Edom” — is anybody following Me? “The vision of Obadiah, Thus Saith The Lord God concerning Edom; we have heard a rumour from the Lord.” — Can the Lord bear rumour? “We have heard a rumour from the Lord.” — Underline it. Where is Sister Odoemena? My beloved wife, abeg come and sit down here. Leave the child alone, I know you are favoured, but you will be favoured the more if you stay while the Teaching is going on. The child is already in the kingdom but Me and you are struggling to make our tickets. Okay, come and hear that: “The Lord can bear rumour”.

20. “We are bearing rumour from the Lord.” Brother Igwe, this sounds strange but it is truth. Bro Charles, how do you see it hearing rumour form the Lord? God is a paradox! That is why when I see you misbehaving, I try to faint. I repeat the book of Obadiah from verse one:

21. “The vision of Obadiah, Thus Saith The Lord God concerning Edom; we have heard a rumour from the Lord, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen.” — And what? — An ambassador, God’s own representative personnel. Remember, Obadiah is one of the end time prophets. I continue: “And an ambassador is sent among the heathen. Arise ye and let us rise up against her in battle. I have made thee small among the heathens, but thou art greatly despised. I have made thee small.” I think we can trace her.

22. We can trace her, mount Zion. God has decided to make her small among the heathens, heathens means Gentiles. And she is greatly despised. I am going further. Edom! Verse three: “The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee. Thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock. Whose habitation is high that saith in his heart who shall bring me down to the ground?” God now referring to Babylon; another nation in the midst of heathen nations.

23. If you go further, you will see it even clearly written. There is a question in chapter six verse-six: “How are the things of Esau searched out, how are his hidden things sought up. All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border, the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee and prevailed against thee, that they eat thy bread. That they, that eat thy bread, have laid a wound under thee. There is non understanding in him.”

24. let Me go a little further, before I will go over the other side. Let us look at the genealogy of the Lord Jesus Christ. I mean Jesus genealogy. Please whatever we are saying, pay attention. The gospel according Saint Mathew, chapter one, verse one to seventeen:

25. “The book of the generation of Christ or Jesus the son of David, the son of Abraham; Abraham begat Isaac and Isaac begat Jacob and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren and Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar, and Phares begat Esrom and Esrom begat Aram and Aram begat Aminadab and Aminadab begat Naason and Naason begat Salmon and Salmon begat Booz and Booz begat Obed of Ruth and Obed begat Jesse and begat David the king and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urais.”

26. Notice what God is doing, Urais the Hittite Bershaba. Now: “And Solomon begat Roboam and Roboam begat Abia and Abia begat Asa and Asa begat Josaphat and Josaphat begat Joram and Joram begat Ozias and Ozias begat Joatham and Joatham begat Achaz and Achaz begat Ezekias and Ezekias begat Manases and Manases begat Amon and Amon begat Josias and Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren about the time they were away to Babylon.”

27. Note: And his brethren, remember, look at verse eleven. “Begat Josias and begat Jechonias and his brethren about the time they were carried away from Babylon. “Those names were missing. Twelve: “And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel, Salathiel begat Zophe… Zorobabel. And Zorobabel begat Abuid and Abuid begat Eliakim and Eliakim begat Azor and Azor begat Sadoc and Sadoc begat Achim and Achim begat Eliud and Eliud begat Eleazar and Eleazar begat Matthan and Matthan begat Jacob and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations, and from carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.”

ISAAC BLESSING WENT TO ESAU
 
Please pay attention. We are tracing something. Genesis chapter twenty-seven, verse twenty-seven to thirty: “And he came near and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See the smell of my son is of the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed.” — It is the smell of a field, which the Lord hath blessed. Verse twenty-eight: “Therefore God gave thee of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine. Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee; be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee. Cursed be everyone that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.”

29. Who was he referring to? Let Me put it the way you will understand it. Verse twenty-one, pay attention: “And Isaac said unto Jacob, come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: So he blessed him. And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? He said, I am. And he said, bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s venison, that my soul may bless thee. and he brought it near to him, and he did eat. And he brought him wine, and he drank. And is father Isaac said unto him, Come now and kiss me, my son.”

30. “And he came near and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See the smell of my son is of the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed.” Pay attention. “Therefore God gave thee of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine. Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee; be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee. Cursed be everyone that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.” Who was he blessing? I say, who was he blessing? We must answer the this question today. Listen to Me attentively. There is no need making nwuru nwuru nwuru nwuru nwuru’

31. If you have been following this Teaching, happy are you. That your father purposed a blessing for you and your younger brother came, disguised himself by tying wool on his hands, and then, when he came to your father and presented meat, the father then asked: “Who is talking to me?” and he said, “Esau”. The father said, “Okay, the voice I am hearing is the voice of Jacob but the hand I am feeling is the hands of Esau. Now, thank you thou Esau. Thou Esau my son, take your blessing.” Who did he bless? If you say he blessed Jacob, you are a Pentecostal. Yes Sir!

32. What was he before the blind man? Isaac said he is Esau. Remember, Isaac was blind and was only depending on the feeling. He smelled the goat skin; it smelt like wild field. Believing that the body was that of Esau, then he Isaac couldn’t discern the voice anymore. He had already told the boy Jacob that the voice talking to me is the voice of my son Jacob but what is before me is Esau’s flesh. Now, I am blessing Esau, when he asked Jacob this question: “Who are you?” He said: I am Esau. So, the blessing went to Esau. Yes Sir!

33. Look at the most important blessing: “All nations shall bow down before Edom.” For God has decided to make Edom his hiding and dwelling place. That mount Teman will be mount Zion from where God will be revealed. God came from Israel and rose up from Zion Teman. And from Teman, He will judge the whole Edom. The whole world and cut off all the wise men from Bozrah which is Edom. God will trample upon the whole Earth, and press but the blood of all inhabitants of the Earth. All nations will bow down before God. Where is God? God is in Edom.

34. Remember what we are discussing: God in Despised Places. Just follow Me a little. Don’t make ‘nwu nwu nwu’. I say, don’t make ‘nwu nwu nwu’. I go to Obadiah again. You see, even if you like call Me Obadiah from today, because for a long time now, nobody has opened this book Obadiah. Because the time for it has not yet come, and now that it has come, I must open it. Obadiah, which is our book, verses six and seven:

35. “How are the things of Esau searched out! How are his hidden things sought up! All the men of thy confederacy has brought thee even to the border: The men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee.” — Did you see it? “And prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.” Did Jacob knew what he was doing? No! He did not understand, for he lacked the understanding. He would have presented his name Jacob. He would have presented his name and gave reasons maybe that his brother has died, or has refused to come. But never the less, let us go further.

36. What am I trying to say? “Jacob I love, Esau I hated” that My own purpose and election might stand sure. Is there any unrighteousness in God? God forbid. GOD IS CRAFTY, GOD IS VERY TRICKY. Verse thirty through thirty-two: “What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the Law of righteousness, hath not attained to the Law of righteousness. Wherefore, because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the Law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone.”

37. Did you get the Message? Jacob didn’t get it, because Jacob was seeking God’s righteousness by the Law. But look at Esau, a man that was hated but solemnly depending on Him that can justify the ungodly. He relied on the promise the father made unto him. That settles the matter.

38. The Bible said: “By this two immutable things it is impossible for God to tell lies.” Did Israel get it? Jacob means Israel, and they were trying to get God’s righteousness, God’s favour by the Law. But Esau didn’t seek it by the Law. — “That My own purpose and election might stand sure.” Amen.



Chapter Fifteen

Remember, we are discussing two nations. Till today, Israel is still being bound by the Law of Moses. Now, have they attained God’s righteousness? No! Look at Edom, the heathen nation, have we not attained it? Yes! Because from Edom, God have revealed Himself, hence we are now sitting in Zion, God’s own Holy Mountain. “They that know their God must do exploit.” When you know Scriptures, happy are you for nobody will be able to fool you. The essence of the teachings you have been receiving all these years is to make sure you are not turned to and fro, to make sure that you are not blown about by any “wind of Gospel”.

2. Now, let Me see the man that will come and seduce you out of My hand. You must tell Me what the person has preached. I say, you must tell Me what the person told you that made it possible for him to seduce you out of My hand.

3. Outside this place, nobody has the revelation that Esau is saved, or Esau is God’s kingdom, or Esau is even blessed. They have always been saying that through subtlety, Jacob cheated him (Esau), when Jacob never cheated him, but cheated himself, which was God’s own eternal purpose so that Jacob might be blinded by the Law.

4. What Moses gave them was the Law, and they stumbled at it, and then went into awhoring for which cause God hid His face and went into exile, and hid in “mount Teman”. From Bozrah, He rose up. Believe it if you can, Edom is Esau.

5. Can God be Black? Yes, God is Black! Can God be Red? Yes, God can be Red. Can God wear dyed garment? Surely, yes! He is wearing dyed garment right now! What God is putting on today is “dyed garment”. I repeat: “God is putting on a “dyed skin” right now.” Bro Ebenezer, can you catch the joke very clear? Now, let Me hear “fim” in this Church again! Sir, God is wearing “dyed garment” right now. That is why we are rejoicing.

6. Now, listen to this fact:

7. Both He that sanctifies and they that are sanctified, the same are one; for which cause He is not ashamed calling them His Brethren. So, Jesus is My Brother. I say, Jesus is My Brother. If Jesus Christ is My Brother, is He too far from Me? No sir!”

8. Can spirit be your brother? Can wind be your brother? Can fire be your brother? Jesus Christ is My Brother. “You must have the “revelation” of what you believe.” Yes sir! I am very happy with this Church now because I want you to come to a certain height where you won’t hear nwu nwu nwu. Because where I am pushing you to now is where you will stay and fly away. Because, as you keep on having this Heavenly Faith, Heavenly Revelation, you will be moving in the air and kicking and kicking.

9. If Satan makes whaah! It is not for you. These are your servants. Satan is God in disguise as far as I am concerned. I repeat: Satan is God in disguise as far as I am concerned. If your faith doesn’t reach there, don’t believe. But if you have My Faith, you will believe because you know that it is the Almighty that is talking to you. Amen.


Chapter Sixteen
 
Okay now, let us go a little further. God has pushed us to the height we have been desiring. There is no any other set of people on earth that has reached the height where we are now. We have the zeal of God according to knowledge, and not without knowledge. We have the Knowledge of God here.

2. Deuteronomy chapter thirty-two, verse twenty-one. I am tying Scriptures together here:

3. “And he said, I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end shall be, for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.” Generation in whom is no faith. Do the Israelites have Faith? No sir! What they are holding is the Law.

4. The Law and Faith can never go together. So, from the beginning, God demanded Faith. People loved Law more than Faith. Let Me read it again. Jacob means Israel. If you read the Bible, Galatians chapter four in Living Bible, the Bible said that “Israel is the center of the city, or head-quarter of the Jewish Law, trying to obey God by keeping Jewish Laws.” The Bible said that “Jerusalem is the head-quarter of the Jewish Law.” The Bible said so in Galatians chapter four. But we are “heavenly Jerusalem” and we are not in bondage. The one in bondage is the “earthly Jerusalem”; the center that is trying to serve God by keeping Moses’ commandments. But the Church which is Jerusalem above is heavenly, it is not in bondage.

5. And He said: “I will hide My face from them.” Why is He going to hide His face from them? “I will see what their end shall be, for they are very froward generation, children in whom there is no faith. They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God.” Eh! “They have provoked me to anger with their vanities, and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people, I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.” — Like us. Is it Biblical? Let us put our hands together.

6. Have I not told you that God is using Me and you to provoke them to jealousy? Now, seeing that God wanted them to have faith in Him, and instead of having faith, they decided to go by the Law, and they couldn’t get. If the Bible said that they stumbled at the stumbling stone. And now look at the people that were not called God’s people, now God has decided to show them mercy, because they have applied faith.

7. They said they won’t tamper with the Law of Moses. It is useless to them and they are serving God by faith. God is now using us to provoke them to jealousy. Look at what God said: “I am hiding My face from them and I will see what will be of them in the end.”

8. That is why God said that the last thing He will do in the end is to turn towards them and take away their transgressions. When Christ turns to them they will recognise their foolishness. It is only when Christ will turn to them that the veil will be removed. Up till today, the veil still covers their eyes according to the prophecy.

9. But we that has believed in Christ, the veil have been removed. The veil was rent into two. We can now walk into the throne of mercy, no trouble again. Amen. Anybody outside this place is still veiled. The people outside our Faith are veiled before us and we are veiled before them.

10. Sister Charity, have you seen your Bible? Keep on praying, one day the Bible will resurface carelessly like that. Let us go a little further. Are you tired? I didn’t come here with wrist watch because I can’t see your clock from here. So, I will operate without time. Anytime I become hungry, I know that God has finished, but for now, I feel like saying good morning. Bro. Vin, this is higher than Sabbath.

11. How many will like to go by the deeds of the Law? So God is saying in the effect that He carefully allowed them to abandon their Faith and go after the Law. Because the book of Obadiah said they could not achieve it by the Law and they stumbled. Saint Paul confirmed it in the book of Romans that they stumbled, that it couldn’t help them. God is still watching them till today to see what will become of them. But as many as have received this Faith, to them He has given the power to become sons and daughters of God.

12. The blood bath on the cross of Calvary. He died for you and for Me that is all, not for them there. That is why till today, they don’t even believe that He has resurrected. I say, they don’t believe it. Let Me go a little further. Now, I turn to the book of Romans chapter ten verse nineteen. Let Me see, maybe you will understand Me as I continue. — God in Despised Places. “The moment I ask you to read, you know I am coming down.” Verse nineteen:

13. “But I said, did not Israel know, first, Moses said I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by the foolish nations I will anger you.” So, it is Scriptural Brethren. So, whatever that is happening here is completely prophesied. So, we are fulfilment of this Scripture! I am very happy that God is using Me to fulfil the “good side” of the Bible, not the “negative side”. Are you not a blessed people? So God is just provoking them. Now, let Me ask: Will they repent? Only God knows.

14. We go a little to Deuteronomy thirty-three. I will not leave that place, I will keep on going there, don’t be tired. If it is making you good, your hands will not be weak. Deuteronomy thirty-three verse two or one and two:

15. “And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God, blessed the children of Israel before his death. And he said, the Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir,” —Seir means Edom: “unto them. He shined forth from the mount Paran, and He came with ten thousands of Saints, from His right hand went a fiery law for them.”

16. Went what? “A fiery Law” Call it fiery furnace. Can a man obey fiery Law? It will help somebody.

THE DELIVERER IS WITH US
 
I have one or two Scriptures to read and come down. Thank God that I am handling Teaching. If it’s Evangelical, I would have said; “rise up and let us pray”. Glory be to God.

18. We have seen God giving His people fiery Laws and they perished. They stumbled at those fiery Laws. No man can keep fiery Law, and I thank God who has disarmed us of those fiery Laws. We now serve God by Faith and not by Works.

19. Israel wanted to achieve it by works and they stumbled. And then nation that was not called a nation of God; remember you are a nation. I say, you are a holy nation, a royal priesthood, a peculiar people. Is that not Biblical? And look at it, God is using you to provoke them to jealousy. Now, I go somehow. I say, somehow, somehow. Let Me read Genesis thirty-six again to allow Me “link up” properly. I want to “link up” properly. Genesis three six, let Me read verse eight, I have been reading it. “Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir” — Esau is Edom. I am linking something please. If I succeed, you will know.

20. The book of Hosea chapter one. Hosea chapter one, after Daniel, you will get Hosea. Hosea chapter one, verse five through nine:

21. “And it shall come to pass at that day that I will break the bows of Israel in the valley of Jezreel. And she conceived again and bare a daughter, and God said unto him, call her name Lorubamah; for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel, but I will utterly take them away.” Did you get the Message? I am still reading:

22. “But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, nor by horses, nor by horsemen.

23. “When she had weaned Loruhama, she conceived and bare a son, and then said: “God call his name Loammi; for you are not my people, and I will not be your God. For you are not my people, and I will not be your God. Yet, the numbers of the children of Israel shall be as the sands of the sea, which cannot be measured, nor numbered, and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, ye are the sons of the living God.”

24. In other words, forsaking them is temporal. He just decided to back them, so that we might be grafted in. That is why Saint Paul said that the stubbornness of the people of the Jews will not last till eternity. It will only last until the fullness of the Gentiles come in. And then the Bridegroom, the Deliverer will turn to Israel, and all of them will be saved.

25. For now, the Deliverer is with us. I say, for now, the Deliverer is with us. All I am trying to show you is: Did God prophecy ahead of time that a time will come when Israel will not be His people again? When He will forsake them, and do away with them? The answer is, yes. Was there also a prophecy saying that in the end time, He will graft them back? The answer is, yes. So, whatever that is happening today is all Scriptural. Prophecy is fulfilling. Amen.


Chapter Seventeen

I thank God we are in the “main stream”; we are in the “programme” and perfectly fitted. Yes sir! Let Me consider some few Scriptures before I will go down — God in Despised Places. I am coming down. Let Me go a little evangelical. Isaiah sixty-five, I read verse one:

2. “I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not. I said behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.” What is the name of that nation? Edom. You see where God is found? Did anybody here seek God? “No Sir!” Did you seek God for one day? “No Sir!” “I was found of them that are not even my people; people that sought Me not.”

3. And those who are striving earnestly to see God could not find God. But those who are not looking for God are those God revealed Himself to. Isaiah sixty-five, verse one:

4. “I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not. I said behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my Name.” Now, God said: “Look at Me, stop searching for Me for I am here. You people said you want to serve God, here I am, stop searching for Me elsewhere.” So, He is a man revealing Himself. Then who are this people? Behold Me, unto the nation that was not called by My Name.

5. Is there any meaning there? We are here by divine election. It is just by amazing grace that we have been elected into this Ministry. By right, nobody should find his or her place here. That is why it is costing you nothing. If it is Ministry from the world; surely, you will be spending a lot here. It will be filled with worldly programmes and activities.

6. If you are not financing crusade, you will be financing “operation win one”. You will be financing building of cathedral or buying of land or buying of Camp-ground. I say, you must be financing one thing or the other until you get tired. Another way of milking you is by using one word from the Bible. If we want to bleed you of every penny you realise, we would just use one verse from the Bible.

7. Look at the way the man bleeded them at Orifite: Few minutes of talking by telling them stories of events that happened in Onitsha and every other place in Anambra State, at the end of the whole story, he called for offering. He said: “Offering, offering and tithe time.” And people went and dumped their money. The man carried the money and ran away, and they called him “man of God”.

8. But here, you just come here just as you are, sit down under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, worship your God and Maker and then go away.

9. Let Me tell you: We owe God a lot. I say, we owe God. In this type of place, nobody should compel us to give in support of anything we are doing here. We shouldn’t even preach it, because we have received a lot from Him. Now, we are having some burial arrangements, should somebody compel us to give for burial arrangements? We are not asking you to give to support any minister here, No! Even if we do that, it is still Scriptural, but we don’t do that. Let Me go a little further; because there is still strength in you.

10. I am coming down. My coming down doesn’t mean I will come down immediately. I say, that I am coming down doesn’t mean it will be immediately. I am coming down lest you start saying: “Brother, You said You are coming down and You are still there.” I say, If you want to go, go. But one thing I know is that I am coming down. Amen.

11. Romans chapter nine, verse twenty-five through twenty-six. Kai! My own is torn. Hei! My own is torn. Let Me see whether I can put it together. Twenty-five through twenty-six:

12. “As he said also in Hosee.” Hosee means Hosea: “I will call them my people which are not my people. And her beloved, which was not beloved. And it shall come to pass that in the place where it was said unto them, ye are not my people, there shall they be called the children of the living God.”

13. There is going to be peace in your borders from now. I want to read popular Scriptures and then come down; because I believe we have established God and His hiding place. Isaiah sixty-three, verse one through four:

14. “Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garment from Bozrah? This that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of His strength. That speaks in righteousness, mighty to save, wherefore art thou red in thy apparel, and thy garment like him that treadeth in the... wine fat have trodden the wine press alone, and of the people, there was none with me, for I will tread them in my anger, and trample them, Pin my fury, that their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments and I will stain all my raiment, for the day of vengeance is in my heart and the year of my redeemed is come.”

15. Let go to our popular Scriptures. Saint Matthew chapter twenty-one, verse thirty-three through forty-two: “Hear another parable: There was a certain householder who planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about and digged a wine-press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants more than the first, and they did unto them like wise, but last of all he sent unto them his son saying, they will reverence my son. They will reverence my son.”

16. For sometime now, I have been giving you parables. He sent his son believing they will reverence him. Now look at their reaction: “But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, this is the heir, come let us kill him.” This is the heir, come, let us kill him. “Heir” is somebody who is to inherit a possession:

17. “Let us kill him and let us seize his inheritance, and they caught him, and they cast him out of the vine yard, and slew him.” It is a horrible thing. “When the Lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.”

18. Did you get the Message? I say, did you get the Message? Has it any meaning at all to somebody here? Now, verse forty-two: “Jesus said unto them, did you never read in the Scriptures, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner. This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in our eyes.”

19. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes according to Psalm eighty. “This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in our eyes,” that He has decided to choose you, to choose Me in order to reveal Himself. I have signed to guide you “scripturally” to locate His abode, to identify Him. I say, it is the Lord’s doing. Verse forty-two of Saint Matthew, chapter twenty-one:

20.“Jesus saith unto them, did ye never read in the Scriptures, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.”

21. God in Despised Places. The stone which the builders rejected has now turned to be the head, the corner stone of the building. In other words, where they think God cannot be found is where God has made His full home. The group they call heretics, fanatics, anti-Christ movement, has turned out to be the original Church.

22. It is the Lord’s doing, it is marvellous in our eyes, because whatever we are hearing and saying and doing, all are love tailing word for word in the Holy Scriptures. And by this, “we know we are not deceived”: “Son of Man He has bide us welcome”. Aa-ah! Has she changed her position? Sister, we want that number. Oya!

23. If you have been here since this “teaching” started, Bro. Vin, work on her, it is getting out of hand. If I were in your shoes, when I get home today, she will not eat, because she failed to sing the song to My taste.

24. It then means she is no longer serious, and she is not even following the “teaching”. When you gets home, sit her down and find out what is wrong. I say, something is wrong. Oya! Return My microphone! Halleluyah! We continue gradually. Last week you disappointed Me, today, you disappointed Me again. So, you owe Me apology, otherwise I will punish you and punish your husband likewise. Halleluyah!

25. You know I was inspired to ask her to sing that song because I knew what is happening here. I say, I knew what is happening here. Now, by revelation, we go to Revelation chapter three. I say, by revelation, we go to Revelation chapter three, yes sir! I don’t know any other way I will talk to you other than using the Scriptures. And I know that you are appreciating it, that is why I am happy.

26. Are you in the right Church? You say yes. Have you seen God? With all My eyes, yes! Yes! “God is a man”. Revelation chapter three, verse three: “Remember therefore — is it like that in your Bible? “How thou hast received and heard, hold fast and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.”

27. If in anyway you have been messing up with the Faith, you have been staggering in this Faith, you have been limping between two opinions as one that is not certain, by this “teaching”, I believe I have put a final full stop to it. I have pegged your faith tightly somewhere. I have used “Prophetic revelation”; I have used “Scriptural revelation” to establish only but one thing: “That God is a man, and He is physically here with us, teaching us.”

28. So, remember wherefore that which thou have heard, and hold it fast, and watch it at all times. Where you need repentance please repent immediately. Otherwise, the time of grace may be over. Delay may be dangerous. Revelation chapter sixteen verse fifteen, you know it very well, it is your Scripture. I just want to read it for reading sake, because it is your Scripture. Revelation sixteen, verse fifteen:

29. “Behold, I come as a thief, blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.” Does it mean wearing cloths about? It means get dressed up with the Word. Wrap yourself with all you have heard all these years, and the God of mercy will help your faith. Mark chapter thirteen, I read verse thirteen:

30. “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name sake, but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Who is talking to you here? It is the Man from Bozrah. Whatever faith you say you have, you must be tried. Let us go to Saint Luke chapter twenty-one. It’s a popular Scripture, I read verse seventeen:

31. “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name sake.” — I go a little further. I am coming down; two more Scriptures or less than that, I will come down. Revelation fourteen, verse three:

32. “And they sing as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders, and no man could learn that song, but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.” So, by and by, there must be the redeemed of the earth, whether among the Gentiles or among the Jews; surely, there must be the redeemed of the earth.

33. Redeemed by the blood of the Lord Jesus. And your faith is your redemption. Finally Brethren, I want to come down. First John chapter two from verse twenty-four through twenty-eight; Living Bible Translation:

34. “So keep on believing what you have been taught from the beginning, if you do you will always be in close fellowship with both God the Father and his Son” Repeat! “So keep on believing what you have been taught from the beginning, if you do you will always be in close fellowship with both God the Father and his Son. And he himself has promised us this eternal life. This remarks, this remarks of mine about the anti-Christ are pointed at those who would dearly love to blindfold you and lead you astray, but you have received the Holy Spirit and he lives within you, in your heart, so that you don’t need anyone to teach you what is right, for he teaches you all things and he is the truth and no liar and so just as he has said, you must live in Christ never to depart from him. And now my little children stay in happy fellowship with the Lord so that when he comes you will be sure that all is well and will not have to be ashamed, and shrink back from meeting him.”

35. May God bless all of you in Christ Name. Thank you for giving Me your undivided attention.

36. I thank Almighty God who has given you “believing hearts”. Shall we put our hands together for God if we are really blessed? God bless you all till I come your way next time. 37. Shalom and Remain blessed in Him eternally.