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

LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS (Volume Two)

Preached on 30th April 2000. By The Son of Man (Apostle Peter Odoemena) At  THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD ONITSHA

I am the greatest. I am the master builder. Without Me you can do nothing. Without Me, there is no life. Believe it if you can…
-Son of Man
If you are in the Faith, I must surely visit you. I can visit everyone in one hour. Go back to the Message titled: THE MYSTERY OF VISITING ANGELS…Anybody that comes into Bridal Faith for any other thing other than eternal life is an idolater.
-Son of Man
A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR
I have finished my work in the Bride. I am only getting ready to hand you over. The Kingdom doesn’t belong to me; I am surrendering the Kingdom to my Father any moment from now. That day, you will know that I am HE.
Any moment from now, I am going back to my Father from where I came from. I have been with Him from the very beginning; you were with Him from the very beginning also. You try to enquire where the Father is, you have seen the Father, you have known Him even henceforth.
            If you follow this Message, you will enjoy it. I said that I am going back to my Father and your God anytime from now.
            In the Scriptures, they were asking Jesus Christ a question and He answered them in the book of John 14:15-17: “If ye love me, keep my commandments; and I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” (KJV). 
Note the word “H-I-M.” So, the Spirit of Truth is a man. If the Sprit of Truth is not a man, it cannot carry H-I-M. If I am wrong, please correct me.
            Thus, the Comforter is a man: “I will send you another Comforter Who will be with you forever, even the Sprit of Truth whom the world cannot receive because they seeth Him not.” The world cannot see Him. This Sprit of Truth is a man. The world cannot recognize Him.
Please follow me spiritually. I want to scratch this area a little before you go into the full Message: LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS VOLUME TWO.
That Spirit of Truth is in the Bride—The Bridal Faith. Whoever that is that Spirit of Truth is in the Bridal Faith; and that Spirit of Truth is the Comforter and He will be with us forever. You see where the problem lies! If the Spirit of Truth is a man and God said that He will be with us forever, how can we recognize Him? If our Comforter is a man: “I will send you another Comforter;” and this one will stay with you forever, how are we going to recognize this man?
Please follow me strictly. “Even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him;” but you know Him. Is He a dog, a goat or wind? Those that know their God must do exploits. This is the essence of the whole thing. After the whole thing, you will then know He that has sealed you; you will be walking on earth as kings. “Enquire and find out whom you are having dealings with,” it is even one of our Messages. Enquire, find out for yourself, who, the personality you are having dealings with. Without it, you can kill yourself, you can destroy yourself. This is your own time!
            “For He dwelleth with you, and shall be with you.” Whatever you are having today is my Spirit—APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA’S Spirit.  Are you getting what I am saying? A man can only give what he has. If you say you are having the Spirit of God today, that Sprit of God is dwelling somewhere. In time past, you were not God’s people, but now, you are God’s people. Something happened in you and that thing came from somewhere. Whatever you have is what you have received from somebody. I have given to you that which I received from the Father.
            Even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him,” but ye know Him; you know where He is dwelling. You can call Him by His Name. But the world don’t know Him. He can walk in the world, eat in the world, yet they don’t know Him. The Comforter will be in their midst and they will be kneeling down asking God to send them the Comforter. Holy Ghost will be with them, yet they will be asking: “God send Holy Ghost.” I know your problem, and I will address your problem squarely now. Catch me by revelation.
            John 14:18, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (KJV). So, He has not departed. Hence, He that was there in the beginning is the very Comforter that will come again. Did you get the Message? “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come again and be with you.
            Matthew 28:20, “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (KJV). So, the world will end one day. He said that He will be with you even till the end of the world.
“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come again and be with you.” How do we know Him then? Since He is not ordinary wind, He is not a goat, He is not animal, He is a human being; how do we recognize Him? “I will send you another Comforter and He will be with you forever.” You look at verse 18 of John 14, it said, “I will not leave you comfortless. I will come again and be with you.”  
Now, in verse 16 of John 14, Christ said, “And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever.” In verse 18 of the same book (John 14:18), He explained the matter. Did you get this truth? No other person is coming than that same person. You cannot see any other person in the Church—the Bridal Faith—than the owner of the Church.  I repeat: You cannot see any other person in the Bride than the Bridegroom Himself.
Whether you like it or not, I know your problem, your problem is flesh! But I want to show you something now.
John 1:29-30: “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, ‘Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is He of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for He was before me.” Note: “After me cometh a man.” There is going to be a Messenger at the end of the Pentecostal Age to round up the whole thing. It is going to be a “man” and not a group. A man and not a denomination. Even Prophet Braham said  so in the message titled: EVENING DYING MESSENGER.
            Now, let us go to the book of John again. If you miss it here, you have missed it forever! Don’t just believe because people are saying it: “Na Him—He is the One.” Prove for yourself.
John 1:30—“This is He of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for He was before me.” Yet, John was senior to Him. Believe it if you have the heart, I, Apostle Peter Odoemena is senior to all of you here on earth. I existed before anybody in the world here. If you like believe, if you like don’t believe.
John 1:30—“This is He of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for He was before me.” Jesus was a man—Christ is still a man. Forever, He will remain a man. There is no record that Jesus Christ is ordinary wind. Yet, He was the Eternal Spirit and He is still the Eternal Spirit. Eternal Spirit is a man. Christ is the very Comforter. He is a man.  He is the one that said, “I will never leave you comfortless, I will come again and be with you;” as a man.
What is wrong with people? Don’t worry, I will tell you what happened now.
John 1:30-31: “This is He of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for He was before me. And I knew Him not: but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.” People don’t believe the Bible, but we—the Bridal Faith—believe the Bible.  I don’t care what you think you believe; it is not where you are standing that counts, but where He is standing. It is not the way you are seeing it, but the way He is seeing it. It is not the way you want it, but the way He wants it. It is not your own idea, but His own idea. You know, God ways are by far higher than human understanding.
Who can believe it that a man can be Almighty God? John saw Him and revealed Him as a man. John said that He is in the world, I don’t know Him, you don’t know Him also, but for the purpose that He might be made manifest, but for the purpose that He might be revealed to the people of Israel, I am sent into the wilderness baptizing.
Therefore, the essence of John’s baptism is to reveal Christ. This why I keep on telling you that nobody actually knows the time the Son of Man will come; for the Son of Man will not come, the Son of Man is revealed! If we go to the book of Saint Luke chapter 17: 26— “As it was in the days Noah, as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, so shall it be in the day when the Son of Man shall be revealed.” The Son of Man is not coming from the cloud, is not coming from the sky; stop looking at the sky, the Son of Man must be revealed among human beings. As a man, He must be born here on earth, moving in the midst of human beings, but nobody will know Him until the hour comes when He shall be revealed.
When He shall be revealed, it is not to the world, but to the Church—the Bride. To those God foreknew, predestinated from the beginning of the world for that purpose. Moreover, you are wonderful people.
John 1:30-31: “This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for He was before me. And I knew Him not: but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.” He was in the world eating and drinking without anybody knowing Him; even the Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive because they do not know Him. But you know Him. Is it not Bible? Did you get the revelation? When you get the revelation of where I am trying to point you to, blessed are you. On the other hand, I am aiming at convincing everybody in this Faith with this little write-up, because this is where I will lay down a solid background and then allow you to go into the Message titled: LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS VOLUME TWO.
I will use the written Word to establish your faith on a firm foundation and then hand out the Spoken Word. The Spoken Word cannot go out until faith is created. Because it is by faith you receive the Spoken Word. You see, that is why Saint Paul was telling them: “Believe all these things cause you know from where it is coming.”
With these few words, I believe I have created faith in you so that you can grasp what the Spirit is saying as you go into the Message fully. Remain in your “sanctified estate” as we continue in Him, remain blessed.
Apostle Peter Odoemena
The Son of Man

PRAYER
Our Holy and Righteous Father, from the beginning till this hour, we have witnessed your mighty Presence and we are still witnessing, and we are going to witness more.
2. Humbly, we bow ourselves down at thy feet, Lord, in your Holy Sanctuary that is called by your Name; we place ourselves at thy feet as living sacrifices, praying that you make us acceptable in thy sight, bless us mightily by filling us with thy Holy Spirit.
3. If we didn’t need your help we couldn’t have come here. We have decided we are unable to help ourselves, that’s why we have come to you and we are trusting that you are the only Source of our help, and we cannot be disappointed in you. If we didn’t believe in you, we wouldn’t have come. We have believed that with you on our side, victory is rest assured.
4. I yield myself to you, oh Lord, as a mere bunch of human flesh, pass through me and reach your people this hour. Close my mouth to anything that is “contrary” to sound doctrine, anything that is contrary to your Word.
5. Seal my mouth, that I will not proclaim those things that is contrary, but whatever that is in consonance with your Word, in agreement with your “perfect will,” open my mouth wide that I may pour them out to your people.
6. Father, create faith and understanding among your people. Expand our knowledge that we might be able to understand the Holy Scriptures.
7. In any way Satan will try to tempt our hearts away, may he never succeed in Christ Name.
8. May the entrance of your Word in our hearts give us full strength, oh God; even to endure all things unto the end.
9. Thank you most Holy Father in Christ most precious Name, I pray. Amen.


LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS VOLUME 2

PROLOGUE
Now, relax your mind and let us turn the pages of the Bible. We have heard from your prophet and my prophet also—William Braham (in part one of LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS). We now want to hear from Him—the Almighty Himself.
2. I hope nobody is outside or sitting in a place where he or she will not get the Message across? Deacons, be on your duty positions, not allowing Devil to cheat you also. It is not a time mothers will feed their babies. Even if they really have to feed their babies, they should be feeding them and feeding themselves. Man shall not live by bread alone.
3. So please, pay strict attention whenever God is about speaking. Let me tell you this little secret again.
4. I have told you that often times when Bible is about to be opened, Satan will tell you, “Go and urinate,” and if you get there nothing will come out. Before you know it you will be gazing at the sky, watching children, or watching the babies around.
5. This will show you that it was Satan that pulled you out, say, “Get out, this man wants to open the Word of God;” and if you are not here at the beginning of the Word, you can hardly catch up as I continue. So you better stay through.
6. I have decided to be in the pulpit alone because this Message is so important to me. I don’t want it to be distorted by anybody. If I want you to read the Bible, read the correct place. Don’t module things up. Don’t be too much in a haste.
7. For sometimes now, I have noticed that our tapes are becoming very clear. The whole revelations on the teaching titled: GOD IN DESPISED PLACES, all the series are very, very nice. So I am very happy with our Brethren that are managing the tape ministry. Please continue, don’t give Satan a chance.
8. I don’t know the extent the Message will go and I am trusting God that when it gets to non-Igbo speaking areas, they will do the same thing we do here. All the ministers will rally together and interpret the Message to all and sundry in the Faith.
9. I have told you before I started reading the quotes that some Brethren have gotten personal revelations which they wanted to pass across to the Church saying that they will now be praying in the Name of Brother Peter Odoemena or even baptizing in that Name; which I have corrected and I trust nobody will ever make the mistake. I KNOW THEY ARE DRAWING THEIR INSPIRATIONS FROM SOMEWHERE.
10. There is a way God will use a man, if you are not careful, you will even deify a servant of God. You must have the correct revelation. If I wanted to be deified even before now, I wouldn’t have preached a Message titled: EXALTATION OF A SERVANT OF GOD ABOVE HIS SCRIPTURAL COMMISSION MARKS THE BEGINNING OF APOSTASY OF THAT DAY OR THAT AGE.
11. Also, I went further to tell you that the scriptural commission of a servant of God in every dispensation will tell you the office he occupies and the office he occupies will tell whom he is.
12. So, by a man of God’s scriptural commission, I will tell you who he is without mincing words.
13. I lined up a lot of Scriptures to help many of you. Now, I am going to handle something. When I scratched on this thing in my house, there was revival in my parlour. It was a big revival because I just scratched it. But today, I will not scratch it. I want to talk on the matter.
14. Remember I am going to take you along a very dangerous path. It is a dangerous path. Whatever I title the Message is what I am led to title it but you are free to title it in your heart depending on the angle the Spirit will reveal it to you.
15. In other words, as we continue, if the Spirit reveals Devil to you, you will title it that way. If the Spirit reveals the very ELOHIM, you will title it. So this Message is going to get as many titles as we are here.
16. It is not a Message that will prompt you to go to Brother and say, “Brother, how do you see it?” Any way you see it is the way God wants you to see it because the Ministry has trimmed down. I repeat: the Ministry has trimmed down.
17. God now talks to us in the language of the Elect.
18. So henceforth, it will take the Elect alone to understand the real meaning of every statement that will come out of my mouth. Amen.


If Satan wants to believe only when Jesus turned stone into bread, Satan will remain waiting. When Jesus Christ was on earth, people died, all that He resurrected, there was a reason for that. Was He not there when John the Baptist was beheaded? He heard it and went away.
-Son of Man

CHAPTER ONE
GOD IS REALLY A MAN
Please, I am going to show you popular, popular Scriptures in this teaching. I am only going to use King James Version of the Bible in the teaching.
2. Gospel according to St Matthew chapter 28 verse 19 through 20: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
3. If you get the red-letter translation of the Bible where whatever Jesus Christ said was written in red, this place where I have showed you now is written in red. In other words, it is a statement that proceeded from the master’s mouth.
4. Please, take note.
5. Christ said with His own mouth, “I am with you always, even till the end of the world.”
8. That statement must be resolved as I continue. People at times preach Christ as the One that existed in time past—prehistoric Christ, but I preach present Christ. Did you get what I am saying?
9. It is one thing to read the Bible; it is another thing to believe the Bible.
10. Hebrews 13 verse 8 says, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and even forever.”
11. Remember you are children of God because you are standing upon the infallible Word of God. Somebody might be thinking that I am going to touch on the Godhead, maybe, solving the problem of Trinity again. That‘s elementary doctrine. It is not what I am going to speak on but notice that verse 20: “Lo, I am with you always, even till the end of the world.”
12. In other words, Christ will never depart from the earth until the world comes to an end. He that was making this statement, was He making it as wind or as a human being?
13. Did He say He would be with them as a wind or unseen spirit, or as a human being till the end of the world? In effect, He was indirectly telling them that He will never die and they themselves will never die. “Because I live, you shall live also.” If they would die and perish away, He would not have told them that He would be with them in life or in death. He is here on earth, in the Bridal Faith.
14. Please pay attention.
15. We were at the cross when He was crucified. “I was there,” St. Paul said; “I went to the cross with Him. I was crucified also with Him. I was buried with Him. I was raised with Him.”
16. He was not referring to himself alone. He was referring to as many as God has chosen, even as He has chosen us in Him even before the world began.
17. So, we all went to the Cross of Calvary with Him. We were crucified with Him, buried with Him, resurrected with Him; hence the life we now live is not our life, but the life of Christ.
18. Now watch, He said He will be with us always, even till the end of the world. Has the world come to an end? So, we believe He is here. I want you to see that the prophet said the truth, that the Christ they are expecting to come is here but they cannot see Him.
19. What blinded them? I hope they say they believe in Christ and Christ said He is here and will remain here till the end of the world? And when He is making a move, they became blind simply because they didn’t know His ways of doing things. They didn’t know that what He meant is that He will remain here changing “badger skin.” He will remain here changing badger skin.
20. Let’s go further. Now we have believed Christ to be the Alpha and Omega, He that holds the Truth and said that He Himself, and no other person will be here and will remain here with us till the end. So be it Lord.
21. There is no amount of unbelief that can cancel it. You say you don’t believe it, that’s your business. I believe it. So He is here.
22. No wonder when Jacob had an encounter with Him, he said, “Well, so Jehovah is here, yet I don’t know,” then he built an altar there, and named it JEHOVAH SHARMA—God is here.
23. God can be in a place where you are staying, yet you won’t know until He reveals Himself to you. You may be having encounter all these years with God, yet you do not know.
24. I believe Christ was a carpenter and I believe He was doing some jobs for some people. Did the people know Him as God? They were having encounter with God, hiring His labour, paying for His labour, thereby accepting wage for His labour like every other workman. People were patronizing His workshop.
25. Jesus said that things are too hard, no business! People were no longer coming with jobs, He complained because He was a workman. Every workman must come to a point where he will complain that things are too hard. It must come to a point where everything will look very dried—real dry.
26. You see, we carry God too far. We carry this name Jesus Christ too far. We over-estimate Him.
27. Let me tell you what I mean. I will use myself as an example. You know the way I take you is not the way many of you take me. Did you get what I am saying? The way I receive you is not the way many of you receive me. As far as I am concerned here, I have not seen anything that makes me different from you. I am yet to see that. That I am preaching to you, it is my commission. That you are hearing it, it is your commission. If there is nobody to hear, what is the essence of preaching? That I am preaching doesn’t make me supernatural or extraordinary.
28. If I am preaching and I am extra-ordinary, you that are hearing are also extra-ordinary. Thus, I have not seen anything that makes me different.
29. In other words, if I am coming to you, I want you to feel at home—feel the way I am feeling towards you. I don’t want you to see me as an extra-ordinary human being who can do only extra-ordinary things. No. I do the same thing you do. Are you getting what I am saying?
30. It is this over-estimation that brings trouble and confusion because when you over-estimate what I will do, and eventually when you see me performing something less than that, you see, you will feel troubled, you will be doubting whether this man (the Son of Man) is actually what they call Him, but you lack the revelation.
31. When Christ came in, a harlot received Him, Christ felt ordinary. Truly, He was an ordinary man, but to some others who over estimated Him, I am sorry to say that Jesus Christ was having the feeling that He is a mere carpenter, a workman, but privileged to have some Messages of life. Privileged. It is a privilege. It is not a right. That’s all.
32. That is where some people make great mistakes. Some even start to imagine the type of food they will serve Him. No, you don’t start imagining, what do you eat?

MAN IN THE BEGINNING WAS A VEGETARIAN
We went somewhere at Isialangwa, there I told my wife that she won’t be a good missionary, and my daughters, all of them looked at me because we have never seen this “achalla” before and our people don’t eat it. We don’t know it but I have one philosophy: whatever people eat and survive, I will eat it. If I come to you, don’t just trouble yourself as long as you are eating that thing and you are alive, I believe that I will eat it and I will be alive, you are a human being, I am a human being. That is my revelation.
34. But some people that have trained themselves to a particular food, they get to some places, they see the thing, they say, “No, no, no, how can a man eat grass, am I a goat?” You are not a goat. Those that were eating it, were they goats? Even if a human being will eat like a goat, let him eat.
35. God ordained us to eat grass from the beginning. Maybe you don’t know that in the end we shall end it eating green leaves, that is what Krishna is trying to impersonate, and vegetarians.
35. In the beginning, God commanded man not to eat flesh. They were to eat green leaves. Eating of flesh started after the destruction of Noah’s day. Check your Bible. Man by nature is a vegetarian.
36. Moreover, there is no limit to the type of vegetable or grass you will eat.
36. You see! Please, please, understand what I am saying. You know, we are now relaxing for God has made us good: we have won the battle. In the beginning when we were warring, we were trying to place this Faith across the shores—everywhere.
37. I told all the Evangelists and Teachers, Missionaries that used to go with me, I said, “Look, see yourselves as infantry.” An infantry doesn’t reject any food. You can eat anything, eat fresh cassava, anything can serve as food to him. When you are militant with the Message, you should endure hardship. Preach without food and water for days.
38. But today we are growing fat because we have gotten the victory, we can now behave like Solomon by marrying many wives. Because there is no war to fight. I say, there is no war to fight. God has given us rest.

God will drag rapture too long so that the make-believers will give way. Does not the Bible say that many will see the crown but will not wear it? Some have concluded in their hearts that they cannot continue in the journey, but before they say it out; God has concluded that all that murmured will not see His rest. They will continue to hover and hover until all of them will die. Just like it remained only Joshua and Caleb during the time of Moses.
-Son of Man

CHAPTER TWO
WHERE GOD CAN BE FOUND

Now, please, go back to the Message. Behold, I am with you always, even till the end of the world. Hebrew 13:8 confirms that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Christ: the same yesterday, the same today, and also the same forever.
2. “If God is still with us, where is He?” It is a human being that made this statement. Where can we locate Him? Do we now go back to the Mediterranean land? Do we go to the Middle East to start searching for Him?
3. Now, I will show you something. From the revelation of the book— the Holy Scriptures—you already know the time He left Middle East.
4. According to the Bible, Israel committed whoredom and God abandoned them; in keeping with His Word when He came to His own, His own rejected Him. He told them there that He was going and they were wondering where He would go so that they will not see Him.
5. Will He go to the despised of the Gentiles?
6. In other words, we can now see from all indications that He is going to be revealed as a Gentile. God is no longer a Jew. Christ is here on earth. Where do you find Him? In His Church. Where do you find His Church? In Asia Minor? No! In the Middle East? No! This promise was made to the Church, to the Elect of that day: “Behold, I am with you always.”
7. He is here. He is still on earth, but where do we look for Him? Anybody going back to the Jews to look for Him is wasting his time. The time when He will go back there has not yet come, until He has finished with the Church. He deals with the Gentiles as a Church.
8. Remember, when He revealed Himself in Paul, they did not understand Him. “I say, since you have rejected this Message, you count yourself unworthy of everlasting life, lo; we turn to the Gentiles, for so the Lord has appointed us.” Therefore, you can see the thing in the Gentiles. We can see the land that was formally in darkness has now received the Light and shall be called Galilee of the Gentiles.
9. Where is He now? Where do we look for Him? We must look for Him in the Church, and once you mention Church, you are mentioning Gentiles. Are you getting what I am saying? God deals with the Jews (Israel) as a nation. He deals with the Gentiles as a Church. It is when the Church goes into rapture that He will reveal Himself to the Jews, as I have it here in the feast of the trumpets. Not even Jubilee. I am coming to something.
10. Jubilee means: “a time of complete restoration.”
11. Lo, I am with you always.

IT TAKES PERSONAL REVELATION TO KNOW GOD
Please, don’t be afraid of turning the Bible to confirm this teaching. Remember it is teaching, and teaching means turning the Bible from page to page. A little here, a little there. I don’t want to leave anybody in doubt.
13. St. Matthew 16 verse 13: “When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of Man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
14. “Lo, I am with you always.” Before ever He made that statement, He was having this earthly ministry here, going from place to place, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, healing the sick, setting the captives free, and preaching the acceptable year of the Lord; something happened: People were astonished at His teaching; even the Apostles and Disciples were equally astonished.
15. A time came when He wanted to settle their problems; He said, “Who do they say I am?” Everybody started trying his best. Some said that He is John the Baptist. Some said that He is Elijah, some said so, so, and so. Some said that He is one of the prophets.
16. He said, “Okay, forget what people are saying about me all these years. Who do ye think that I am?” And this is the greatest question: “Who do you say I am? What am I to you? Forget about what the world is saying about me.” Peter said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” He said, “Peter Bar-Jonah, you are a blessed man for flesh and blood never revealed this to you but it is revealed to you by my Father, who is in heaven.”
17. In other words, it took personal revelation. When Peter got the revelation, did the rest of the people have the revelation? Did you get what I am saying? Peter alone got the revelation. And upon the man, upon the statement, upon the REVELATION, which Peter got, the Church was built and Peter was given the key. From that day, Peter started leading others.
18. That was why even when He was about to go, He said, “Peter, Satan wanted to gain advantage over you, but I prayed over you. I prayed for you that your faith fail not. When you are converted, strengthen your Brethren. Peter, do you love me more than these flocks?” Peter said, “Yes I love you.” He said, “Feed my sheep, feed my flocks.”
19. So, Peter received authority, and whosoever he will bring into the Kingdom, he will be there. Anybody you lock out, surely, he is locked out.
20. I am saying that what you need today is exactly “heavenly revelation” for you to get through this dangerous path where I am going to lead you. Today, you require heavenly revelation and this heavenly revelation is never negotiable.
21. Peter didn’t care whether others saw it the way he saw it. Peter didn’t care whether others would receive it, but as long as the Master has confirmed, Peter’s heart was settled. Did you get what I am saying?
22. Now, you will notice from Peter—as long as Christ moved here on earth—there was no place, when Peter was moving with Him, there was no place where Peter called Him Christ. There was no place Peter called Him Christ. Peter maintained the word, “Master.”— Master, master, master.
23. Yet, Peter knew He was the very Christ. Even when He took Peter and the rest of them to the Mount of Transfiguration, they came back, Peter knew that He was the very Christ; he never called Him Christ. Peter never referred to Him as the very Christ until Christ has departed. Then he started accusing the Jews. Peter started accusing the Jews.
24. Please, come closer, I am coming to something.
25. If you miss my background, my introductory part, the rest of the Message will be like drama. However, I pray it will not be so.
26. Remember Prophet William Branham first aimed at getting you to a tight corner.
27. St. Matthew Chapter 11 verse 2 through 5. “Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.”
20. This was what William Branham was discussing with us in the places I showed you in the part one of this Message. That John the Baptist, who was privileged to be in the wilderness, baptizing, he was the one that bore the accurate record, telling the whole world that trooped down there, and said, “Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world.” He saw the Spirit of God descending upon Him “like” a dove, and abode in Him.
21. He was the one that said that God revealed to him telling him— being a prophet—that whosoever he will see among those that will come for baptism; anybody he will notice the Spirit falling upon Him like a dove, and abiding, He said, “He is the very One. The One, the Messiah the entire people of the Jews have been looking for.” Then he introduced Him.
22. Now, persecution carried him into the prison and a little while he lost his experiences, because he was cut-off from Fellowship. Once a man is cut-off, severed from Fellowship, he loses his experiences. He couldn’t remember what happened to him in the beginning. He even forgot his proclamation.
23. Now, he sent his disciples to go there, maybe he was expecting Christ to rush to the prison to release him and He failed. After all, one of the missions He was to do was to set the prisoners free. And now he is one of the prisoners, and as one that form this ministry.
24. In other words, Christ has fallen short of John’s expectation: “He cannot be the very Christ. If He is the One, He cannot see me suffering here and stay there. Even if He cannot do it for the sake of any other thing, He should do it because we are relations. No, I doubt this thing. Go and ask Him, ‘Are you the One that is to come or do we wait for another?’”
25. The way John expected Him to act wasn’t the way He acted. But John, were you not the one that was revealed the way He will appear?
26. It is just like when we were handling “prophetic revelation.” John, in the Island of Patmos, I mean John the apostle. He saw a vision of a scroll, a book which no man could open and the Voice said, “Stop laboring, there is One that will help you to open it and He is the Lion from the tribe of Judah who has prevailed.” And John was there; the book was equally there.
27. If you were John in an isolated place like that, and you heard that nobody has authority to open it except the Lion from the tribe of Judah, who has prevailed, you will be expecting the Lion to come. If while you are expecting the Lion to come, maybe speaking—a lamb not even a sheep—draws nearer, won’t you chase the lamb away? “Little thing, please go, lion is coming, lest it will devour you.”
28. Now, what if while expecting a lion, that lamb comes and climb the table gradually, there you will beat the lamb.
29. So, John was a courageous man. You see a sneaky lamb came and open the scroll. What if John says, “No, I cannot believe it, the prophecy says, ‘lion.’”
30. You know some people are bound to say such a thing in our day. “How can God contradict His Word? The Voice said, ‘lion,’ and what we are seeing is ordinary lamb. No, I can’t believe it.” Revelation! I say revelation!
31. In other words, what people call mighty, God calls foolish; and what they call foolish, God calls mighty.
32. You know, it is mighty if a lion will come to open it. It is mighty. But for a lamb, a sneaky lamb, “carry this revelation back home.” I will say many things here. Amen.


Satan knows he has a limited time, that is why he uses all the powers he has to fight; with the remaining little time he has to deceive the whole world so that he will not perish alone.
-Son of Man

CHAPTER THREE
THE GREAT MISCONCEPTION OF EVERY AGE

Now I am to title the Message in my own way. You title your own in your own way. I title the Message LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS. You can title your own: “Are You The One To Come Or Shall We Look For Another?” You can also title it: “Who Do Men Say I Am, And Who Do You Say I Am?”
2. What is the essence of giving you these three Scriptures, because today these three Scriptures must keep on revolving here? If you answer “who do men say I am, and who do you say I am?” You answer it in your own way based on the way the Holy Ghost will move you. “Are you the one to come or do we expect another?” Well, it is all in your hands. You can equally send some people to go and ask Him the question.
3. LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD. You can equally put your own the other way. Where do we find you then? Where can we go and look for you. Since you have not departed from the world, you are still here, and you said you will remain here till the end of the world. Why are people expecting you to jump down from heaven, from the sky? Why looking for the living among the dead?
4. You know it is always the guilt of man. Always looking for the living among the dead. Why looking for the living among the dead? It is a great question. You will tackle all these things here by way of teaching. Are you in a haste? You know it is a teaching. I can go a little evangelical and come back. It doesn’t make me a sinner. But provided you are being helped.
23. Allow what we have read to bear fruit in you. You have been with me all these years. I HAVE NOT TOLD YOU I AM CHRIST, THAT I AM THIS AND THAT, BUT BY REVELATION OF THE WORD, YOU HAVE PLACED ME ON ONE PLACE OR THE OTHER, AND I TRY AS MUCH AS I CAN TO REVEAL MYSELF THROUGH THE WORD, WHICH I BELIEVE IS THE BEST REVELATION. Many have come, trying to force human beings to believe that they are one thing or the other. For the prophet guided us perfectly well. He said, “The Word of God will tell us who He is. Christ will come in the Bride and be revealed in His Word.”
45. I will first of all touch on the great misconception of every age. Whatever you hear from me, put it as a sub-head, or you call it the greatest misconception of every age, or every Christian age. The trouble of our age: it is the trouble of misinterpretation of the Holy Scriptures. Personal interpretation of the Holy Scriptures gives the meaning a different thing altogether. The Word of God is of no private interpretation. The Bible said so. Is that not true?
2. Do I start showing that Scripture again? The Word of God is of no private interpretation.
3. I will first of all show you these Scriptures that are greatly misunderstood, misconceived and misinterpreted. Scriptures that are very greatly misunderstood, misconceived and misinterpreted, for which cause there is great confusion. And God has permitted it to be so, to blind those that are not His.
4. Every true Elect of God that has the mind of Christ, surely will find no difficulty in understanding the mind of his Father.
5. God helping me here, He must protect this Message.
5. Acts of the Apostles chapter 1 verse 9 through 11: “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”
6. These two men, were they standing up in the sky? Were these two men part of the Apostles? These two men that were standing by their side now, clothed in white, were they Apostles with them? Did they know where they came from?
7. But remember that their eyes were up. They were gazing at the sky, which is interpreted heaven because; the Bible said that He was caught up in cloud.
8. In other words, He vanished from their sight and they were watching, gazing at the sky; lo and behold, while they were watching, two men stood by their side. I will show you these two men as we proceed to the Mount of Transfiguration.
9. These two men winded up into one person. He thought they would understand. Remember He is end of the Law and of the Prophets. I am not going back there any more but just take note.
10. These two men were clad (dressed) in whites. When we get to Matthew 17, you will see they are there, clad in white—snow white. We will see them again. The Scriptures interpret Scriptures. Did you get what I am saying?
11. There was a place where He (Christ) has taken them into, in confidence, brought them to that lonely place, but they were few, only three in number; and that thing happened there and He warned them never to tell others. The Bible said that they went about telling others.
12. Now He has completed His work. He is about to go and he is telling them he will never go, that he is coming back here. That he will remain here till the end of the world. And before their eyes, two men stood beside them. Let us see what they said.
13. Following me gradually.
14. Acts of the Apostles chapter 1 verse 10: “And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;” Which also said, “Ye men of Galilee why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go unto heaven.”
15. Have you seen where they are now calling, what the Bible is now calling heaven, is sky?
16. Remember what I am touching is the great misconception of every Christian age.
17. Now some of the so-called Christians that do not know what the Bible is talking, they lack the Holy Spirit and they don’t even pray that God will help them by giving them the Spirit. They will just go into carnal interpretation.
18. Now, where did this thing take place—this drama—it took place at Mountain Olives.
18.  Now, at Mountain Olives they were there, He told them to go there and wait for Him, there He appeared before their eyes. After addressing them, He vanished into the sky. The cloud received Him. He vanished from their sight. They were gazing toward the sky; lo and behold, two men stood beside them. Was it not a big embarrassment? They said, “Ye men of Galilee, why are you gazing at the sky? Why are you looking toward heaven? This same Jesus you have seen taken up in this manner, this same manner you will see Him coming back.”
19. If He said He is coming back in that manner, He didn’t tell them the day? Did He? But Christ, before He left told them to tarry in Jerusalem. Did He tell them the number of days? No, but on the tenth day, something supernatural occurred there.
20. Now, if He is returning in like manner, note. If He is returning in like manner and they are gazing at the sky up till today, they should have been standing there—At mount Olives.
29. In other words, anybody expecting to see Jesus corporal body must go to Mount Olives. For that is where He ascended and that is where He will come back. Anybody expecting Him to descend in like manner He ascended must go there. Mount Olives, is it in Nigeria? Is it in Africa? Is it in America?
30. Now, He returns as He promised. Did He return in like manner? If you believe that the same that ascended was the same that descended on the Pentecost day, that He might fill all in all, please did He now descend in like manner? Did anybody see Him the same way? He ascended as a corporal being, a human being. He was received into cloud and the same manner He will come back.
31. This is what is deceiving everybody: Christ is coming from the sky; in the air, all eyes will see Him. Even on that day, did all eyes see Him? Apart from His people, did anybody know what happened?
32. Okay, You will hear the interpretation. Now, hold this Scripture, compare it with where I am going to show you now. Let us look into another Scripture—greatly misunderstood, misconceived, and misinterpreted.
33. St. Luke chapter 17 verse 24: “For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.”
34. Compare the two Scriptures. I say, compare the two Scriptures. When He vanished into air, did He vanish like a lightening that lighteneth from one part of the earth to another? He was caught up in a humble and gentle way as mere entity, one individual. And people from the other part of the earth did not see Him. Even people in Israel never saw Him, only very few that was there. But now, look at the way He is coming. It is now lightening, is likened to lightening that will lighten from one end of the earth to another.
35. In other words, it is from East to West, from the beginning of the earth to ending of the earth. Compare the two. If this is the way He is coming back, is it in the same manner He ascended? Is it now in like manner?
36. Anybody that is fixing his eyes towards the sky or heaven, and now He comes in another way like lightening from one end of the earth to another, will he accept the revelation?
THE MESSAGE IS THE LIGHT
I have taught you that it is the Message; the Message is the Light that lighteneth the whole earth. I say, it is the Message of Christ. He is the Light of the world. As long as He is here, He is the Light of the world that lighteneth the world from one end to another. And this Gospel of the Kingdom must be preached from one end of the earth to the other, and then the end will come.
38. As you are preaching this Message, you are throwing the Light. When you carry this Message to the end of the earth, you have carried the Light to the end of the earth.
39. In other words, He will not be hidden. The Message of Christ will not be hidden. You can compare it with the Message of St. John and see whether He is not the Light of the world.
40. At this moment in time, we will treat this “great misconception.” Now, what is the correct interpretation? The Bible will interpret it here.
41. Christ left them as a human being, full fledged human being, and in the same manner, will He return here as a human being. I say, in the same manner He will return here on earth, be with them, and stay with them as a human being. But the problem they will have is how to identify Him.
42. He was taken as a human being, He returned as a human being. We will check Scriptures very well. If He is God, we will see Scriptures where the Prophets said that God is coming. And if they said “God,” we will find out how God actually came.
43. Do you know that the Word of God is settled in heaven? Moreover, the Word of God is Truth. Now the Church is the Ground and Pillar of Truth. If you want to hear the Word of God, where do you go? You go to the Church. If you want to hear Truth, where do you go? To the Church. Christ is the way, the truth and the life. If you want to look for Him, where do you go? To the Church. You must go to the Ground and Pillar of Truth. There the Word of God is settled. That is all.
44. Every controversy concerning the Word of God must be settled in the  Faith, for without the  Faith nobody will know the perfect interpretation of God.
45. Let me tell you what I mean. It must take an Apostle on the scene to tell you the fulfillment of Scriptures. Where there is no Apostle on the scene, nobody will know the fulfillment of any Scripture. You cannot know any; you will keep on muddling things up. Check your Bible.
46. When Peter as an Apostle appeared on the scene, he told them fulfillment of Scriptures even the book of Joel. He said that what was happening there was just the fulfillment of Prophet Joel as he continued pointing people to the Holy Prophet. Paul appeared and started pointing them to the Holy Prophets. The fulfillment thus agreed with the words of the Holy Prophets.
47. Prophet Isaiah said prophet so and so said. Therefore, it will take one to appear on the scene as an Apostle for you to know the fulfillment of Scriptures. If Christ never appeared as an Apostle, nobody will know the fulfillment of Scriptures. Don’t worry; let me go a little further. I am still too far from you.
SECOND ADVENT OF CHRIST—THE REALITY
Now, everybody is gazing at the sky or heaven. Now, let us hear from Him. How did He say He will return? Did Christ promise He will return? The answer is yes. How did He promise He would return? How did He promise His disciples He will return, and in what manner?
49. Revelation chapter 16. Remember, the revelation is not mine. The revelation is the revelation of Christ our Lord, which He shew to John in the Island of Patmos concerning things that will come to pass, now and even hereafter. Is that Bible?
50. Revelation chapter 16 verse 15: “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”
51. People mix His return with the wrath of God. The wrath of God will be visited as a thief. Besides, will the wrath of God visit mankind? Yes. The Bible said so. The wrath of God will come upon the world just like a thief. Now, the return of Christ is what I am treating.
52. Revelation chapter 3 verse 3: “Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and 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.”
39. Please take note of this place. John the Revelator has been privileged to give us a little insight. If somebody tells you he is coming to meet you as a thief, he is indirectly telling you that he will take you by surprise. The Bible went further to say that Jesus Christ said, “If the thief has informed us that he will come, that the watchman of the house will not permit him to come and break his house.” And Jesus Christ had always warned us using many parables, especially, one of a big man who arranged a party and went a far place. That He will come and return at a time when we never expected.
40. Now the Bible said, if we do not watch, it said, “Remember that which thou have been taught and continue in it and watch.” If you don’t watch, where do you watch? You watch in the Word. Did He say you watch in the sky? If Jesus said watch, did He say gaze at heaven? But people are gazing at heaven, Have you seen that their type of watching is different from the approved watching? It is the Bible that will guide you.
41. Now, if He says He is coming back, no matter what He said—Revelation means Apocalypse, the end of everything. He has told us in the end, revealed with His own mouth to John in the Island of Patmos, the way we must expect Him.
42. One, He is coming in an hour when we know not. It will agree also with the Prophets that: suddenly, the Lord whom thou expect will come in the Temple at a time they do not know; at an hour they do not know. He is coming as a thief. He is taking everybody by surprise. At an hour you know not.
43. Now, this is teaching. He that said this is the one that said; “Lo I am with you always,” how did He managed to come back and yet nobody has noted? He promised He will be here always, till end of the world and we saw Him ascending. How did He come back and we never noticed?
44. The answer is that we refused to watch and wait in the approved place. We were watching at the sky. There we missed His return. Remember He said (correctly in His word), “I am going to prepare a place for you, after which I will come back and take you to myself that wherever I am, there you will be.” Is that not the promise?
45. He didn’t say you will just try your best, after trying, you fly. Without Him, you won’t know the way and before He will come, you will be scattered like sheep without shepherd.
46. So, first of all He started the job of gathering you together. And after gathering you together, He started purging you, refining you. He started cleansing you from every pollution. Because, when you got scattered you mixed yourselves with heathens and worshipped idols and polluted yourselves; that He might cleanse you with water by His Word and present you unto Himself as a glorious Church not having spot; wrinkle or blemish.
47. Now, if He will just come from heaven and what they understand is, when He comes He will take them home, which Church will He take? Where is that Church without spot, wrinkle or blemish? Is there any cleansed Church until this Faith came down? Then who is to cleanse with the Word? Who did He said He will cleanse with this Word? Will He cleanse it in the First Advent, or this Second Advent? It is in the Second Advent. If He is not with them, how can He cleanse them with His Word?
48. In other words, He will talk, and He will teach. Now if He is here and the world knoweth it not, does it agree with the Scriptures? The answer is yes. In other words, there is no Bible that said He is going to make a public show of His Second Coming. He is not going to make a public show. He is going to steal the show by surprise coming as a thief at an hour they know not.
49. Now we will look into the Scriptures further. I am coming closer. Whatever I say, write it there as a topic. It is teaching.
50. How did He say He will be revealed? He has told us how He will come. Revelation means identifying Him. How did He say He will be recognized? Did He place any sign? Will there be anything on His face to show us that He is the One? Will the world receive Him?
51. Please, don’t murmur; don’t kill me until I have finished. I am heading somewhere. You know, it is teaching. LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.
52. St. John 14 verse 15 through 16: “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.”
53. Look into your Bible; that Comforter is in capital letter. Is it like that in your Bible? Please note, the Father will give you another Comforter that will abide with you forever. LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.

THE COMFORTER IS A MAN
Now He is about to be revealed, let us see whether people that are gazing at heaven or sky, whether they are watching and waiting according to the promise. Without the revelation of the Word of God, every person must fall prey to Satan. Remember, Satan is the deceiver of the whole world, and he is always at work to snatch people away from the truth. Now let us look at the way He is going to be revealed from verse 16 of John chapter 14.
55. St. John 14 verse 16 through 17: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” (Please underline it, the Spirit of Truth is H-I-M. Is it coming closer? That Spirit of Truth is a man).
56. Was Jesus Christ not a Spirit? As a Spirit, He could appear and disappear. Now, look at the other way. He is the truth, the way and life. Pilate asked Him, “What is truth?” He said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”
57. “Now, even the Spirit of Truth which the world cannot receive because it seeth Him not.” We are revealing Him. His Second Coming. People are muddling things up.
58. St. John 14 verse 16 through 17 again: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”
59. please take note. The Bible didn’t use the word, “it.” “Him,” is it abstract? He is a man, is not she. Even a goat in the Faith can understand this matter. So, God is referring to a man. The Comforter is a man. The first Comforter was telling His people, “You pray and I will tell the Father and He will give you another Comforter in my stead.” Was Jesus Christ not a Comforter in His day?
60. In the First Advent, He said another, so there was a first Comforter. The first Comforter was going away for another Comforter to come. And now look at the way He is coming; for people are looking at the sky. “All eyes will see Him.” Now, is it not the same thing in the way He ascended?
61. You see, the letter killeth. I say the letter killeth. That is why God is worshipped by “divine revelation.” If you don’t have divine revelation of what God is all about, surely you can blaspheme the Holy Spirit. We can now see that that God the Scripture was referring to is a human being and not only a mere human being, but a Man. He didn’t say “they,” but “Him” (H-I-M), one person.
62. Now, this Comforter, how do we see you? How do we know you? Remember, He said, “You will get Him by this: He is the Spirit of Truth, which the world cannot receive,” why? They see Him not.
63. In other words, He cannot reveal Himself to the world. Why cannot they receive Him? They say because they know Him not, but you know Him. You will underline these things. You know, these are the things that are most surely believed among us, things that formed the bases of our Bridal Faith.
64. I don’t worship an abstract God; I don’t do that. THE GOD I WORSHIP IS REAL TO ME. I say, the God I worship is real to me. I will show you another Scripture that will help you to understand what I am trying to say.
65. Now, hold it there in verse 18 of St. John chapter 14, let us see first John chapter 3 (This is not a part of my teaching but I just want you to have it.)
65. first John chapter 3 verse 1: “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.”
66. Is that Bible? Oh no! Why not say amen? Amen.
Although many Churches are running, it is only one Church—The Bridal Faith—that is going to win. We don’t run to entertain people, no. we run to win. We are spiritual athletes. Many come without definite aim.
             
-Son of Man

CHAPTER FOUR
WE ALL ARE BUILT TOGETHER AS A GREAT HOUSE OF GOD WHERE HE DWELLETH

Somebody was preaching behind my house one early hours of the morning. He said, “If you say you are a Christian, you must behave like a Christian. Behave this way, the other way and try to do this and that.” I said, “Look at this man. When you see a son of God, will you know him? If you see a daughter of God, will you know her? If you see Christ behave, won’t you call Him Devil?”
2. Another one, a friend said, “Well, what matters is just keeping your hands clean. At least, with the Ten Commandments, you try to keep at least six, after all, 65% is credit.” He said that when you keep about six or seven, you have scored 65% or 70%. It is not a must that everybody will score 100%. Look at their interpretation. That’s foolish.
3. In other words, they are trying to change the Law. The Law said, “If you keep all and offend in one, you are guilty of all,” and they are telling you that with 65% you have passed. The Law said, “It must be 100% or never.” We are not numbered among them that change the truth. We don’t do that for cheap gain, no. I don’t want to gain your approval or your favour, but I am here to declare the Will of He that sent me, full stop. Whether you believe it or not, I don’t care. Heaven and earth hear my Voice this day.
4. Now look at, I repeat this again. Do you want the world to clap hands for you when they don’t know you? If the Bible said that they don’t know us; will they know us? Unless you want to change Scriptures. But many at times we are behaving as if we want to win the approval of the world. If the world is singing your praise, that goes to show that you are a friend of the world and you are God’s greatest enemy—sure and certain.
5. If they refused Christ, they must refuse you, because you are the spirit of the truth. You are that comforter, wherever you are, you are the comforter, because you are shinning there as a light. I am shining there as a Light. When we come together, we form the great Light to form the great Pillar of Fire. We are the great Pillars of Fire.
6. I am here with my own fire. You are here with your own fire. You shine the light everywhere. You form a big pillar of fire. That is, what you have here is a Pillar of Fire. You form a pyramid. Yes sir! There is nothing you can see again. I can see the horses, oh! I can see the horses. The horses are no other persons than the Messengers. The horses are Messengers and they are horses or fire. And they are puffing the Chariots of Fire. We have to enter there. That’s all.
7. You shine the Light wherever you are. I shine the Light. I am bearing the fire. You are bearing the fire. We come together, collectively, everybody with his own fire. You form a great Pyramid of Fire. That’s Pillar of Fire. Yes sir! I believe with all my heart, and I know it is truth, and is scriptural. For we all are built together as a great House of God where He dwelleth. Yes sir!
8. We are built together as a holy habitation. You come here, you represent one block, I represent one block. Sisters will represent window. They will represent zinc. They will represent electrical appliances. We form a great Tabernacle where He dwelleth. And who is He from the very beginning? Pillar of Fire. Unless you don’t know your Scripture. If you know your Scripture, nobody will fool you about. You are always happy, always rejoicing in Him.
9. Let me show you what the Bible said you are. Yes sir! I am running mad here. I doubt whether I can go halfway in this teaching. You know Satan is not happy. I will keep on preaching until everybody starts feeling the gentle breeze of the Holy Spirit looming, booming just around you. You fill the impact, the touch of the Deity around you because you are here with a big God. You are a part of the Elohim, a part of the Deity. I am a part. We come together, we form the full Elohim. Yes sir.
WE ARE GODS
How can God be God over me and I am not His child? Whatever God has must be of God. If God has children, they must be like God. They must be gods themselves. Whatever a snake produces, must be snake. Whatever a fowl produces must be fowl. If we say we are sons and daughters of God, then we are gods. I say we are gods. Can God produce Devil? Can God produce goat? Even the Law of Nature is clear. Are you getting what I am saying?
11. You can’t plant pawpaw and reap orange. Every tree must produce its own fruits after its own kind. God must produce god. Devil must produce devil. Man must produce man. But you are gods. Now, I go through.
WE ARE BELOVED OF GOD
“Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us” ... oh, glory be to God! Look at the Bible saying; “Behold, what manner of love.” Can you describe this type of love? The Love of God is greater far than tongue or pen can ever tell. Remember the song: “Oh love of God, how rich and pure, how measureless and strong, it shall forever more endure, the saints and angel’s song.”
12. You are the saints and angels that sing this song everyday—that the love of God is immeasurable. Oh! Behold what manner of love God Almighty has bestowed upon us. That all wretched sinful men like us, in the sight of people in the world, will be so complete and so greatly honoured, highly cherished and esteemed in the sight of God, to be called sons and daughters of God. What a wonderful privilege! Oh, and somebody wants me to get out of it. No way! It is not possible. It is impossible. There is no way you can blow me out of it. Nothing, nothing can. I say, nothing, nothing, nothing.
13 .That’s what the prodigal son couldn’t endure outside. When his pocket got finished, he sold off the shame and decided to take the position of foot mat. Let me be ordinary foot mat, but let me be in the Bosom of the Father. That’s all I need. Call me whatever you want to call me, but let me be in the Bosom of the Father.
14. Let me be in the Family. Restore me. That’s all. I am not asking for position, I am not asking for anything, just call me whatever you want to call me but let me be inside. Call me dog, but call me inside. Call me bad, but call me inside. Yes sir!
82. If you have the revelation, happy are you. It is a costly thing to be in the Faith. It is not easy. The Bible said it is not easy. To please God is not easy, but the remedy lies in trusting Christ. Then all is finished.
15. Now, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons and daughters of God. Therefore, the world knoweth us not, because they knew Him not, even the Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive, because they seeth Him not and knoweth Him not.
84. Now, have they seen sons and daughters of God before? No. Whatever they are seeing are religious men and women who try to make themselves good enough to please God. And they think that that is the way to please God. They don’t know that the people have missed it.
16. Are we trying to be good enough in the Faith? No, no, no, no, no. We have left that way. We don’t go that way any longer. We have left it far behind. We are now on the new way. And I call it a way, and it is a way of Holiness. The ungodly cannot pry into this Truth. They can’t know our secrets.
17. This is why I blame many of you. You go outside and reveal your secrets to unbelievers, even to heathen. I speak to your shame that you don’t know what you are doing. At times, you betray yourself. When Satan knows who you are, he starts attacking you. You know, his agents are everywhere. Call me what you want to call me, that is your business. You can’t see me beyond that and that is what your periscope is giving. Are you getting what I am saying?
18. If your binoculars are telling you that I am a Devil, surely, that is what I am to you. Another person will focus his binocular the other way round, and say, “No, he can’t be Devil he is a mere man.” Sure, that is what I am to him. That is what is leading you.
19. Jehovah Sharma—God is here. If you don’t know what you are, come let me tell you. I say, come let me tell you. When a man has lost his estate, he goes about fuming and quarreling. A true seed of God does not fume. He doesn’t fuss. He doesn’t quarrel. He doesn’t backbite or gossip. It is when one has lost his estate, when you lose your first estate, trouble comes in.
20. First John 3 chapter 1: “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.”
21. Beloved, look at that word: “beloved.” Beloved, I said, what has God seen in me that He should address me as beloved? God looking at you, addressing you, unless you are not a son of God. I am a Son of God, but what type of love has He bestowed upon me? What do I measure it with that He should call me beloved? “Beloved,” “beloved” is enough. I say it is enough.
22. Let me tell you, if I have the power to make an order, I should not call my Brother, Brother; I should call him “beloved.” But for one thing, I will not call it because somebody has already impersonated it.
23. Beloved, now are we the sons and daughters of God and it does not yet appear what we shall be. Note, when He shall appear, not come, not descend, when He shall appear, which means when He shall be revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. Yet He is that Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot see, but the “beloved”—the Bride—will see Him, for He is always with them and they know Him.
24. IT WILL BE A SHAMEFUL THING, AFTER STAYING WITH YOUR MAKER; YOU SAY YOU DO NOT KNOW HIM. I say it will be a shameful thing, a horrible thing. That is why William Branham was crying; he said, “Oh! I pray that you do not make the sad mistake they made in all the ages, failing to recognize Him, when He appears in bodily form, simply because He is their town’s man, one of them. Maybe their playmate.” God forbid that over-familiarity will take away my revelation. I say, God forbid.
25. That is why I love a Sister’s testimony in the Faith. She said, “I thank God Almighty who has brought me to this Faith at last, because at times when you know somebody it becomes a stumbling block to you, but my knowledge of the Son of Man and His family was not a stumbling block because I knew them from the very beginning. We were living together and their lives were a challenge to all of us. But one thing we had against them was that they were only saying that their Church was the best. But now, I have seen and I have believed. Our Church is the best.”
26. Let me tell you, the only person that will not say it is the best, is self-righteous Pharisee, and Christ said that He has not come to waste His time with self-righteous men who think they have no need for help: “After all, we are born of Abraham. We are not sinners, even if you have come to save sinners. We are not sinners.”
27. But you see prostitutes, cheaters, liars, 419ners, armed robbers; if they embrace Christ, you know that there is revival. They will teach you what it takes to really worship God; because they will appreciate what God’s love is all about. A self-righteous person can never appreciate God’s love rather, he will find fault with it.
28.  St. John 14:17-18: “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”
29. Who is making this statement? Christ. Underline it in your Bible—the table of your heart immediately. Personal pronoun. Remember my Message: LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.





Those things that charmed us, we must count as loss.  The question is: since you count yourself as a child of God, what have you lost? For some lost popularity, some lost wealth, some lost position, some lost their children, and some lost their wives and husbands. Drop everything that will make you not to reach the MARK. No sacrifice is too much to make.
-Son of Man


CHAPTER FIVE
ONLY THE ELECT WILL SEE HIM, NOT THE WORLD

Now, you have seen that Comforter the Father will send. Father is sending no other person than the person that ascended. Is it not clearer there? Has it not explained it, the person that is coming? He said, “I will not leave you comfortless, I will come again to you.” So you are not expecting anything less than Christ Himself. We are not expecting anything less than He that ascended.
2. Now, since He is the Spirit of Truth, H-I-M and H-E, Whom the world cannot receive; because they cannot see Him and they do not know Him; but you know Him, you see Him for He is always with you.
3. Now, remember, He was talking to some people. He was not talking to the world. Was He? All these references were referring to all those people that believed Him—the inner circle. Did you get the Message? Outside that circle, nobody knew what He was saying. Today, everybody is fixing his or her eyes on the sky and look at what the Bible is saying.
4. Let’s go further. Whether anybody has ever seen the Spirit descending from the sky, yet He is with us. You know Him, when did He come and you didn’t see Him? He came as a thief. He took them at an hour they didn’t know. How did He come? We must surely trace it in this teaching. We must surely trace it.
5. St. John 14:19—“Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.”
6. So, a time came when He vanished from the world completely. He has no ministry with the world. He has now restricted the ministry to His Elect. “The world seeth me no more, but ye will see me.” Remember the person that is talking is the very Comforter, the very Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot see because they do not know Him neither can they receive Him.
7. Can you receive somebody you have not seen? Can you receive anybody you do not see and do not know? If you receive somebody you have not seen, you are receiving wind. So, the Church cannot see the wind.
8. In other words, He is invisible to the world and visible to the Church. If He is invisible God, He is invisible to the world but as far as the Church is concerned, He is always visible. We will trace Him. Even if we don’t get to the end, we get to a point where we can finish without help.
9. Now the world cannot see Him and they cannot receive Him, and they don’t know Him. Please underline the three things there: They don’t see Him, they have never seen Him and they don’t see Him because they are in the world. If they have seen Him, it would have been very easy for them to receive Him or reject Him. Take note of this place.
10. They don’t know Him. If this man marries a wife, have children, will they see his wife? Will they know his wife? Will they receive the wife? I am saying that an invisible God will marry an invisible wife. Did you get the Message? That is why you will now appreciate William Branham’s Message titled: “The Invisible Union of the Bride.”
11. An invisible God must marry an invisible wife and have invisible children. So, He alone knows His wife. He alone knows His children. The wife knows Him. The children equally know Him. Look at a perfect union! So, He is only known in His family. Outside His family, nobody knows Him again. That’s why everybody is feeling suspicious about this name: “The Church At Onitsha,” especially when they will start to be making references to other places, “Church at,” “Church at.” We say that those people are denominations. We are the only true Church at Onitsha. They don’t know her existence and if you open your mouth to tell them what you believe, already they will call you a pagan or Devil’s incarnate. Because, whatever you will be talking is one million miles away from what they know the true Gospel to be.
12. Glory be to God. How I wish somebody is catching the revelation.
13. So if you are visible as sons and daughters, you are only visible to God. If God is visible as Almighty God or Christ or anything, He is only visible to you, to the Church, to the Bride, but outside the Church He is invisible.
14. Can the Head of States hide himself away from his family? If you have the picture of the Head of State in your house, are you having the Head of State in your house?  
15. St. John 14:19 through 21: “Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
16. Personal revelation—and I will manifest myself to him. If you love me, you love my Father, and as long as you love me and love my Father, I will manifest myself to you. That was what Christ was saying.
17. In other words, somebody maybe sitting by your side; God will manifest Himself to you. You know Him as God, somebody by your side will know Him as Devil, because He has not made Himself manifest to the other. As long as God has not made Himself manifest to you, you cannot know Him. That’s what I am trying to say. For whosoever God willeth, He revealeth Himself.
18. Can you drag Him to court for not manifesting Himself to you? Can you call it wickedness on His side? That is your business. Can God go to court? Who will summon Him? Who will even bring Him to court? Which vehicle will drive Him?
19. Now you know we have been saying all the while that it has been very easy to say that a man met evil spirit on the way, but it is very hard to believe that a man met God on the way. Brethren, is it like that in your own area? Do they say the same thing we say in the  Faith? From time to time, people rush and say they met evil spirit on the way, and people believe, but if somebody comes and say he met God on the way, they will say, “Shut up your mouth!”
20. Glory be to God. You know, this is the guilt of man. Let’s continue gradually.
21. John 14: 21-22: “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?” 
22. Question mark. Is it like that in your Bible? Now the entire world is saying that they are expecting Him to come down from the sky: “When He shall come, all eyes shall see Him.” Ee! Now look at the great question: Lord, how is it that you are saying that you are going to make yourself known to us and not to the world? Because He is the Spirit of Truth, which the world has not seen. They do not know Him and cannot receive Him.
23. Now, how is it that you have limited yourself to us alone? You have seen why the Bible said that what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us that of all men here on earth—you don’t know the population of the world—God decided to make Himself manifest, He chose a number to do it, to reveal Himself and you happened to be in the number. If you are not in the number, let it be known to you that you are serving the Devil all these years. But are you serving the Devil? I am in the number with my entire household. It is so clear to me.
24. In other words, this has removed the ugly impression painted in our hearts by Pentecostals that He is going to make Himself known to everybody in the world. Nothing is as clear as this: “Lord how is it that you have decided to make yourself known unto us and not to the world?” Let them keep on fixing their eyes at the sky while He is already in the land, and we will still see, oh! If thou will permit me, you will still see these two witnesses and their apparels will change. They will put on sack clothes and they will be on the street of Jerusalem. That is when Revelation 11 shall be opened as the two prophets; as the two olive trees. Whom they will kill, after three days they will resurrect again.

THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH IS IN THE BRIDAL FAITH
Let me tell you, you better believe the Bible or just have the faith. God can never do without these Prophets, for there are no other people that can go there who they will receive, except these two.
26. These two Prophets must always be there, the Law and the Prophets and the center is the Mediator of the New Testament who puts an end to the Law and the Prophets. Everything winded up in Him. He is the fulfillment of all they prophesied, and all that the Law said. Look up to Him, full stop.
27. Don’t bother yourself with the Law or with the Prophets. Look at Him. When they vanished they entered in Him again for He was there before the world began, and all the Prophets and He that was under the Law, they had His Spirit on them. Don’t you know that? All that prophesied had the Spirit of Christ in them, the Bible said so.
28. I have been wondering about this person. Who is this person? Are you a student here? Are you one of us at all? You came today. Kai, Kai, Kai, I have blind watchmen. I have been watching you all the while. I have great respect for you as you have been reading the Bible with us all the while, but you know, what I am handling is delicate and dangerous. It is not meant for babes. I am handling this teaching for matured children of God, it is not meant for everybody, and you know what is about to take place.
29. Well, her presence has hindered you something, unless she is a believer already. She is a believer? Who said so? Have you heard this Message before? Don’t get up. Have you heard this Message before? Who, Sister Charity? Which Charity? Okay, no problem. She heard the Message of salvation, but now we have advanced, we are very far. There are things we dare not tell you until you come up by God’s grace.
FAITH IS REVELATION
There are many, many things. You know, Christ came to a point where He said, “There are many things I wish to tell you but you cannot bear them now. Nevertheless, when the Spirit of Truth shall come, He shall guide you to all truths.” Is that not Bible? There are many things Christ wanted to say but the faith was not yet come. I say, the faith wasn’t yet come, and He waited a little.
31. St. John chapter 16 verse 12: Look at what Jesus said here: “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.” They will be too much for you now. They pass your faith. You no go fit understand these things. I better keep these things until you become matured children of God. Look at verse 13. It said, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he (HE) will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
32. Oh, how glorious this Message is! That’s foundation of truth. There are too many things a Christian cannot bear, because we have levels of faith. Like she is just coming in now, she must have heard something, which she felt is scriptural. She wanted to know more. Please, help her to know more. But we have advanced terribly. That is why it is almost impossible for her husband to succeed in bringing her out of our midst. He has tried everything and I gave him the remedy.
33. We have permitted the Sister to go; meet your husband, stay with him, she said, “No, I will prefer dying in the compound even if you excommunicate me.” And whomever cometh unto me I will in no wise cast away. My duty is to preach the Word. I don’t force you to believe. Now I wanted to help the husband.
34. I said, “My dear, come, you are my cousin; it is very easy to bring your wife out. Sit down with her, take your Bible, use your Bible and prove to her that she is deceived, that she is wrong, she is following a wrong Faith. If you do that, she will go away. However, if you cannot do that, hold your peace. It will be very difficult for her to abandon her revelation. It is individual.” Did you get what I am saying?
35. Because faith is revelation. Once it anchors, there is no need. I say, once they were able to go to the stake; they carried them to Lion’s den; they were not shaken. What saw Shadrack, Mishark and Abadnego through was their revelation: “Even if our God will not save us from your hands, surely we will not bow down to this nonsense, oh king, hear it!”
36. They told Nebuchadnezzar with every amount of fury: “Sir, we respect you, you have changed our names, fine. It is in the power of your hands, oh king. You have called us the names of your gods, fine, but you cannot change our conviction.” The Bible said that his anger kindled so much, but when they were cast into that pit, the “fourth man” descended in the fiery furnace. And he that cast them even proclaimed, “I cast in three persons, lo, they are now four. And lo, the forth man resembles the Son of Man.”
37. Who told him who the Son of Man is? LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS. He is the ancient of days. He was there when His children faced trials. It was trial of their faith, trial of their conviction, trial of their revelation. For whatever you say you believe you must be tried by it. When He approves their faith then He will mark it good.
38. Watch Daniel, the same experience. Daniel said, “I? It is not negotiable. You mean bowing down praying to my God, facing Jerusalem? No, it is not negotiable. I must do it three times every day, or even increase it. You want me to abandon it? Sure, that is a shameful proclamation, after all, man only die once.” That’s all. They put him into Lion’s den. He stepped in and closed the mouths of all the lions; they reverted as they were from the beginning.
39. You know, in the beginning, they were friends in the Garden of Eden. Man was a friend to animals; he had dominion over them there in the Garden of Eden. God made them friends again. LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.
40. Even if you pass through fire, I am there, you pass through waters, I am there; no matter the trouble, I am there. Will God permit you to be tried? Yes. I say, yes. You must be tried. It is when you are tried and tested that you can be called FAITHFULS. You cannot answer faithful when you have not been tested and tried. And the trial of a children of God is always a fiery trial.
CHRIST BRINGS PEACE
Can you imagine a married woman that is being tormented in her marital home because she believes in Christ? Is it not fiery trial? Everyday she is being threatened with divorce and for this, she wants to go yet the man doesn’t want to set her free. “Allow me to serve my God,” no way! “Let us live together as husband and wife,” no way, no peace.
42. Anywhere Christ sets in and there is no peace there, heathens are there with God’s children. Because the Bible said, “The peace that God bringeth is not the type the world offers.” Are you getting what I am saying? The peace of Christ, in the sight of the world, it means trouble because, when He comes, He comes with the sword to tear families asunder.
43. Has the Word of God changed? Can Christ change? If we preach and there is no confirmation, we have preached in vain. I am trying to say that if these things do not happen, how can the Scriptures be fulfilled? Can the Scriptures fulfill with ordinary animal? He must use human beings to fulfill Scriptures whether negatively or positively. Let’s go back to the Message.






A real child of God cannot commit sin unless he forgets he is a child of God. Don’t lead others into sin by your mode of life. Don’t allow your life to be a hindrance to your fellow Brother or Sister. Live a blameless life so that somebody might be saved. Regulate your life in line and in conformity with the doctrines of the Faith.
 -Son of Man


CHAPTER SIX
WE ARE ALL OBJECTS OF GOD’S PRAISE AND HIS GLORY

“I have many things to tell you Brethren, but you cannot bear them now. Nevertheless, when He,” underline it always in your Bible. “When He,” so that when you hear Spirit, Spirit, Spirit, let your revelation narrow down now. If God is a Spirit, can He save? Can He talk? Spirit can never teach you.
2. Now it said, “When He, the Spirit of Truth shall come, He shall guide you to all truths. He, because He is HE. He has mouth because He is HE; He is a man, because He is HE.
3. That is why I try to make my tape at Onitsha where I have the faith that will help me make tapes. There are some other places I will go and it will be sounding strange. But for that reason, I stay in Jerusalem where I know I have moved you to highest height. I say, I have moved Jerusalem to highest height where you see them act; you call them pagans because you don’t know God and don’t know how God act.
4. Because you don’t know God, if you have known God you would have known the children of God. Since you don’t know God, you have not seen God and the Bible says that you do not know us also, and you have not seen us. What the world is seeing are not children of God. They can’t see us: we are invisible to them. Are you getting what I am saying?
5. See, my cousin was accusing me and said, “Make sure my wife doesn’t drink this alcohol you are packing here.” I said, “Well, if she wants to drink, she is free. She is a daughter of God, not under obligation. If she doesn’t want to drink, she is free. If she drinks, it is for Christ’s sake, if she doesn’t, it is for Christ’s sake.” That’s all.
6. Whatever a child of God does is to the glory of God, full stop. Because from the foundation of the world, the Bible says that He has made us objects of His praise and of His glory. I am not object of His anger and nobody in the  Faith is an object of His anger. We are all objects of God’s praise and His glory. That’s all.
7. When God wants to receive praise, He will look up to us. When He wants to be glorified, He shall be glorified in the Saints. Is that not Bible? He shall be glorified in the Saints. There is no other place He can be glorified except in the Saints.
HOLY GHOST IS REALLY A MAN
Oh! Teaching makes me good. You have known all these things all these years, but I just want to rekindle something in you. LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS. You can title it whatever you want to title it: “Are You the One, Or Do We Expect Another?”
9. St. John 14 verse 22 through 23: “Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”
10. Brother Abel, take note. Did you see what the Bible is saying now?
11. Verse 24: “He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter (look at Comforter, capital letter), which is the Holy Ghost (capital letter), whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
12. I have been hearing people saying, Holy Ghost fire, Holy Ghost fire, Holy Ghost this and Holy Ghost that, as if they have seen the Holy Ghost for one day. They don’t know that Holy Ghost is a man. You know, when we were in the Pentecostal, we could read the Bible that said, “When they gathered together, even to pray, Holy Ghost said, separate for me, Paul and Barnabas.”
13. Somebody was imagining whether a voice spoke from the sky. Nothing like that, and you know He that is called Holy Ghost. He is the Holy Spirit, He is the Holy Ghost, He is the Comforter. He—a man, H-E, He has mouth that is why He could say, “Separate for me Paul and Barnabas.”
14. Let us continue. You will see what I am going to say here.
15. St. John 14 verse 26: “But the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost whom the father will send in my name, He shall teach… (t-e-a-c-h). So, the Holy Ghost must be a Rabbi. He shall teach.
15. All the while, you have been believing Him to be an invisible Spirit. Have you ever come to the knowledge of the truth? Ever learning and never come to the knowledge of the truth; always seeing God as abstract, something that never existed—as ordinary myth and not a reality. He shall teach, He, H-E. That goes to show that He is a man and then He t-e-a-c-h-e-s. If He said, “she,” there will be trouble there.
EVERY VIRTUOUS WOMAN IS GODLY
If you go to Matthew 28, verse 19, it said: “Go ye into the world and teach all nations,” t-e-a-c-h. And the apostle, who was a prophet and teacher to the Gentiles, St. Paul, said, “I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority.” But some Pentecostals, when they want to fool themselves, they say that “Matthew 28” didn’t say man or woman, but the Bible says, “teach.” And the Bible also says, “I suffer not a woman to teach, she should learn in silence.” Full stop. Q.E.D.
17. The Bible says, “If you are contending about this matter, well I am saying it as God’s command and not mine. However, there are people that will be contentious about it. If any man is contentious about it, let him know that what I am saying is the Lord’s commands and not mine: A commandment from the Lord that a woman should not teach nor usurp authority, they should learn in silence, full stop.
18. “In everywhere I wish that men pray, lifting up their holy hands to the Lord.” But in some meetings, when they gather you hear somebody saying, “Sister, lead us in prayer,” and a foolish woman will say, “Father, in the name of Jesus.” But the Bible says, “Everywhere, I wish that men pray, lifting up their holy hands.” Women can only pray if women gather with little children because, the Bible permits women to teach little children; like Timothy was taught by his mother and his grand mother Louisa. That’s all.
19. Women can teach little children, they can’t teach adult. You can pray when you come in your meetings with your infants and not when you see an adult like me, you say, “Father, in the name of Jesus.” I want, ssssh!—silence. Some are not even covered with shamefacedness. They have lost their veil. Every true virtuous woman from God has shamefacedness.
20. In the days when we were just serving in spirit and in truth, women can hardly walk with their head up before men publicly. A virtuous woman can never stand up in the crowd without falling down. Invite her to come and drink before elders, she will kneel down and bend down; but today, she will just hold one cup or one bottle, kpa, kpa, kpa, kpa, pia, sha; kpa, kpa, kpa, kpa, pia, sha.
21. Invite her to come and drink even before men, she will stand up and finish three cups. But virtuous women in the Bible will kneel down, a mark of respect that a woman is subject to a man, that’s all. No matter your height, no matter your education, no matter your position in the society, you are subject to a man. Sure, I don’t care the way you look at it.

THE CHURCH IS THE HOUSE OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
Give me that old time religion; it is good enough for me. I don’t believe in modern Christianity, for there cannot be anything called modern Christianity. There is no modern God. Whatever you call modernity is of the Devil. They have just modernized everything until they have socialized the Gospel of Christ.
23. Worshipping has become an ordinary entertainment—entertainment galore. It is no longer spiritual worship. When you get there, every kind of quarrelling, every kind of complaining and case are being heard. No, no, no! It is not what the Church is meant for; it is a House of Prayer, House of Worship. They don’t know they are always in prison of the Devil.
24. They that do know their God must do exploit. You must know the God you worship before you can do exploit. If you don’t know your God, hardly can you overcome any trial, any temptation, and you have no hope of eternal life.
25. If there is no teaching Priest in your midst, surely you get lost. The Bible says that a time came when Israel was without a teaching priest and the true God was no longer in their midst. But when the book was found and it was read and God restored to them a teaching priest, who restored them back to God. You must be privileged to have a teaching priest. Are you getting what I am saying?
26. I thank God, we have one here who has emptied Himself into many earthen vessels. So that even if I leave the scene now without rapture occurring, somebody will mount the pulpit, that the Truth of the Gospel must continue.
HEARING, UNDERSTANDING AND ACTING
I am going further. We want to ride higher, higher and higher. You know my target always. It is to place you on the “highest” ground. I don’t believe in placing you on the higher one. You will be in the midst of highest honour, in the place of highest, deep heavenly condition or heavenly dignity, the Bible called it so.
28. St. John chapter 14 verse 26 said, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
29. Now, look at St. Luke chapter 17. Before ever He will reveal Himself to the world, something took place. St. Luke 17 said something there, when they don’t know Scriptures, they are just fixing their eyes on the sky. Can a man be rejected before he is revealed? You must be known and identified before you can be rejected. Now, if you want to know what I am saying, carry the Message titled: “What Shall I Do with Jesus Called Christ?” It is a sermon book.
30. St. Luke 17 verse 25: “But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.” Please note: if you look at verse 24, “For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.”
54. First, He must suffer many things and be rejected of this generation. Which generation He was referring to? Jesus generation. REMEMBER, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.
31. In the beginning, they rejected Him. Note, any time He is revealed, they always reject Him. Have they not rejected Him again? If they believe that in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God Himself, anybody rejecting the Word of God that is revealed to him, what is he rejecting? You have already rejected God.
32. How can you say you love God, which you have not yet seen and you reject the Word, which is expressly being set plain before you? No man that has the Holy Spirit of God calleth the things of God accursed. If you have the Spirit of God, surely you will acknowledge the things of God. But if you don’t have the Spirit of Truth, you don’t have the Spirit of God, when truth is presented to you, you call it a lie.
33. If you don’t have the Spirit of Truth in you, you know, magnet attracts iron. Deep calleth unto Deep. I have always told you what God is doing. God is only interested in His Elect, no more, no less. No man can hear Him except he is an Elect.
34. What I meant by hearing, it means understanding. Like Brother Abel came from Hausa land and he is here—one of the Deacons in the Church there. If he speaks Hausa, I will hear him, but l will not understand. And as far as l am not
understanding him, he is making noise. Some people hear the Word; some people understand the Word. “Hearing, Understanding and Acting,” is a Message in this  Faith. It is in tape. If you hear and understand, you will act well. So, the way you hear and the way you understand will dictate the way you will act.
35. Some people hear; some people understand. That’s why after His teaching, Jesus Christ asked them a question, “Understandeth thou this?” They said, “Lord, how can we understand?” The Bible said that He expounded their understanding that they might be able to understand the Holy Scriptures.
36. The essence of expounding their understanding was to enable them understand the Holy Scriptures. In other words, if God fails to expound the understanding of anybody, he will not understand the Holy Scriptures. It must take God to expound your understanding, for you to understand the Holy Scriptures. Otherwise, you will be reading it as ordinary letters, without understanding, you will even go ahead interpreting the letters, expecting Christ to come from the sky, from heaven.
37. “All eyes will see Him,” and everybody is fixing their eyes, even the Hausas know more than that, I mean the Islamic Hausas. People that are always gazing at the sky until they become blind. You better go to Rome and worship the Sun god. Maybe you don’t know that the Deity is no longer there. The Deity is in the Church. The Deity is in heaven. For the Bible says that heaven must hold Him captive until the time of the restitution of all things; then He shall be revealed to the world. When all things are restored, then He shall reveal Himself to the world. Let me go on with my teaching. Amen.





Christ escaped but his wife the Bride is still on earth, so He must come back. God is not in heaven but in the Bridal Faith. Since He came down on Pentecost day, He has not gone back. He that owns the Church (God) told us that there are strangers in the camp and He must flush them out.
-Son of Man

CHAPTER SEVEN
REINCARNATION—MYTH OR REALITY

Follow me gradually. Line by line, I want to take you. Now, we have seen Him as the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive. When He appeared they rejected Him. First, He suffered many things and He was rejected of this generation.
2. Now, everybody has been expecting Him to come from the sky. And He promised He would come again. And we have seen the way He said He will come. People misconceived, misunderstood, misinterpret and misconstrued Scriptures. Is there any evidence in the Bible? For the Bible says that things that will happen had already happened in time past and what God is doing is to repeat those things that had happened in time past. Is that not Bible?
3. Whatever that is happening now has happened before. Whatever that will happen in the future has happened before; and God is repeating those things that had happened in the past so that every flesh must fear before Him. That is Ecclesiastes.
4. Now, has somebody been taken to heaven before?
Please take note. I am not kidding. I say, I’m not kidding. Remember it is your faith that justifies you in the sight of God. And for your faith to justify you, it must be solidly rooted in the revealed Word of your day, and this is a part of the revealed Word of your day. Don’t say, “I have known this; I am above it.” No, you are not above it. You say so? We are treating LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.
5. Now, has somebody been taken into heaven alive? If it has happened in the past, then of a truth, it must happen again, for God delights in bringing those things that happened before to pass again, that all flesh will fear before Him.
6. 2 kings, chapter 2 verse 11 through 12: “And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw Him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.”
7. A division was made between Elisha and Elijah. What made the division? Chariot of fire, pulled by horses of fire.
8. Glory be to God.
9. This heaven where this man was taken to, is it different from the heaven where Jesus Christ was taken to? The prophet said that God promised in His Holy Scriptures to use Elijah’s spirit five times. Maybe people didn’t know that Jesus Christ Himself came in the Spirit of Elijah.
10. Follow Me strictly. I am not going into that area now, we want to prove something. Please the way I am putting it as a teaching, put it like that in your jotter, it will help you because if you module it up, there is going to be confusion along the way.
11. If the heaven means the heaven where Christ went, was there a promise that He will return again? I mean this very Elijah, was there any promise that Elijah will come back to the earth again in the Bible? Now we have to look into the Scriptures.
12. First, we go to Malachi to identify Him. In Malachi chapter 3, although His name is not mentioned but you will know Him as I continue.
13. Malachi chapter 3 verse 1: “Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.”
14. Now, even from those statements in the first appearing of the Lord, was it a public show? He equally came as a thief. At a time when they were not expecting Him, suddenly, He appeared in the Temple. Was it not the way it happened?
15. The Bible had it that it was during the feast of Passover, when He was about twelve years old. He followed his parents to celebrate the feast of Passover. When the thing finished, the parents left and He was abandoned in the Temple—He drew back. He sat down there, the Bible said that He was teaching doctors and Pharisees, to the point that they said, “Where did He get this knowledge, seeing that He had no education?” Seeing that He did not go to school, where did He get this type of knowledge, a man that is unlearned? A mere carpenter and a boy to begin with, teaching doctors mysteries—things they could not understand.
16. Even from the incident that took place, immediately He stepped into the Temple, they gave Him the scroll of Isaiah, He said, “The Spirit is upon me to preach this Gospel to the poor, to set the captives free.”
17. You know what transpired there. I am saying that at the time He manifested in the Temple, was it the hour they were expecting Him? Was it the way they expected Him to appear?
18. Glory be to God.
16. But why should He appear in the Temple? Why should He reveal Himself even in the Temple, in such a wonderful manner, starting His ministry by teaching doctors, gray haired men and women sitting down to hear Him? And the Bible said, “They were astonished at His teachings.”
19.  Let me go a little further. I hope you are not getting tired? How many want me to continue? Even if you don’t want me to continue, I will continue anyhow. I say even if you don’t want me to continue, I will continue anyhow.
20. See our visitor; madam said that she had not heard it this way. It is not this way. This one is completely strange. Well, it won’t be strange as we continue. Let’s continue.
21. If you were a part of God from the foundation of the world, you will ever rejoice that you have come in contact with the Spirit of Truth.
22. Now, we have seen Malachi; let us go to St. John chapter 17. God help us today and even forever.
23. St. John 17 verse 1 through 13: “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”
24. No, I think I rather hold it here. Let me go straight away because I want to show you something in verse 12 through 13: “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.”
25. Please, follow me spiritually.
26. This was His last prayer before He ever left, for which cause everybody is now expecting Him and they are fixing their eyes on the sky, and you have seen Elijah, who was taken into the sky like Christ was taken, and then he was promised to come back here on earth, and before our very eyes, we see it in Matthew chapter 11. Nothing is as clear as these matters.
27. Matthew chapter 11 verse 12 through 15: “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
28. Is it scripture there? Okay, let see the book of Mark.
29. Mark chapter 9 verse 1 through 5: “And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.”
30. I think it is coming closer. The two prophets that were standing by His side are the same that we saw in Acts of the Apostles.
31. Mark chapter 9 verse 6 through 13: “For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves. And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead. And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean. And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come? And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.”
32. Glory be to God.
33. So, Elias has come, is that not true? Did they notice his appearance? Now, we go to the book of Matthew again.
34. Matthew chapter 17 verse 10. through 12: “And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.”
35.  Reincarnation, myth or reality?
36. Please, follow me strictly.
37. There is reincarnation. Jesus Christ said, “Believe it if you can, John the Baptist is Elijah.” Was there any promise that Elijah must come back after going to heaven? Yes. The scribes even went about informing the whole world that before ever the Messiah would come; Elijah must first of all come and restore all things.
38. When Jesus Christ came, His disciples asked Him, “Is it true that Elias must first of all come and restore all things?” He said, “Yes, he must first come and restore all things. But I say unto you: he has come and gone and they knew him not. They did unto him that which listeth.”
39. Hold your peace a little.
40. Why didn’t they recognize the emergence of Elijah on the scene? Where were they when Elijah came, finished his ministry and went away? If he baptized Jesus at the age of 30, he himself was 30 years and six months before he baptized Jesus, for he gave Jesus six months gap. Where were the people of the Jews when this man ministered here on earth and stayed there on earth for over 30 years? Yet they didn’t know him and they were expecting one to come and restore all things. What were those all things they were expecting him to restore?
41. “All the mountains shall be made low; crooked paths shall be made straight;” and everyday they will fix their eyes on the physical mountains. The same way, people are fixing their eyes on the physical heaven.
42. What blinded them? Elijah came and he was not holding Elijah’s mantle in his hand. He came; he didn’t come with chariot of fire. He came—hear me very well—he didn’t come with “thus saith the Lord.” He came, he never acknowledged himself to be a prophet. He came, he was not answering Elijah. He came; he didn’t use the face of Elijah. He had another status (outlook) altogether. To crown it all, he changed his food this time around, he was feeding on locust and honey, and he ran away from the people into the wilderness.
43. What hindered them from recognizing that that must be the very Elijah? Many of you, even many people in the Pentecostals make claims that are bigger than them: “There is no way God will come and I will not know. There is no way God can come down without me knowing it. I know I am a son of God. When God comes in the air, I will see Him; I will follow Him and go.” It has been the boasting of my cousin and I normally laugh at him, even Andrew Njoku, a man whose mouth is filled with words—empty, empty words.
44. Can a man brag before God? If God wants to blind you, He will blind you well, well. God can pass by your side and you cannot even see Him, even to call Him Devil, you can’t see Him.
45. Many Pentecostal preachers preach as if, if God comes down they will see Him. All these Pharisees and Scribes who were waiting for the coming of Elijah to restore all things, were they not disappointed? Because, their expectations failed them.
46. When Elijah came, did he restore all things? The answer is yes. There was something they were expecting Him to do in Israel, as a sign of restoration of all things, but when he came, he avoided that one.
47. The same thing happened, when Jesus Christ came. They thought He was coming to be king over them, to deliver them from Roman captivity, but Jesus Christ came and denounced Roman king, denounced Israel’s king and said, “No, my Kingdom is not of this world.” The people got disappointed. Somebody they have all sang Hosanna, Halleluiah: “Son of David, He will be king over us.” They didn’t know He was not coming to be a political king. Their expectation failed them and they labeled Him, “Beelzebub.” It was a big disappointment.
48. Now watch, I am handling something that is very dangerous to you. What do you think blinded the people from recognizing the second coming of Elijah? Even their prophets, their scribes, their Pharisees went about teaching them about the second coming and what he will do. What prevented them from noticing his second appearance when he came back? Is this not enough lesson? To us that are alive today, is it not enough lesson?
49. Since they didn’t notice the coming of Elijah, who was to prepare the way for the Lord, have you seen why the Lord suddenly came when they never knew—at an hour they knew not. For if they had recognized the prophet who forerun the Message, they would have recognized his appearing.
50. Many people seemed not to be coping up. Let Me lower it a little.
51. What I am trying to say is this: God promised in his Holy Word that Elijah must first come and prepare the way. “Behold, I send you my messenger, he will come and prepare the way for me, he will restore all things.” The Prophets noted it, the Pharisees, the scribes, all noted it. It became a household prophecy. Everybody knew about it and they were in full expectations, that immediately the prophet appeared on the scene, the next thing they will be expecting will be the Lord, the Messenger, the Angel of the Covenant, the Lord; Christ Himself.
52. Now, that Elijah whom they were expecting first, came and went away, after over 30 years on earth, they didn’t know. He was on earth, they didn’t know. It was mere “change over.” He left and Jesus Christ took over. They didn’t even recognize Jesus, now, who told them that Elijah had come and gone? How did they know that Elijah had come and gone? Who told them the fulfillment of that prophecy? Without Jesus Christ appearing on the scene, will they know? It was after talking to them that His disciples knew that He was referring to John the Baptist. Even before Jesus told them, He clearly said, “Believe it if you can, John the Baptist is Elijah.”
53. Who says there is no reincarnation? You know, man is always guilty, anything he cannot understand, he calls it fetish and paganism. It is not paganism. There is reincarnation. God has been reincarnating and reincarnating, even till today.
54. Now that Elijah has come back, who will doubt Scriptures again? We saw Elijah back, how did he come back? How can reincarnation take place and that there is nobody that went to heaven: because the way he is going to come, remember, he prepared the first one, the same way he will come the second time to prepare the way for the Second Advent. It took a prophet to come and prepare the way for the first appearing and that was to pay the penalty for sin.
55. Now, when He is coming for the “full salvation” for the Church there will be a messenger that will forerun His Advent, otherwise He will smite the earth with a curse. He is not coming in power as priest of Elijah; he was the very Elijah. Jesus Christ said so. Can Christ tell lies? Was it the first introduction?
56. You see, that’s why this Faith is different. Madam, I know that you have heard something that is strange to you today. If you go home and tell them that reincarnation is real, is Scripture, somebody will ask you to close your mouth. A wise person does not make noise over the things he knows very well. But a foolish person goes about advertising his ignorance and stupidity. A true children of God doesn’t argue over the Bible he or she believes. He or she believes the Bible. I don’t ague the Bible, I believe the Bible. Show me Scriptures, I will believe.
57. Why are we what we are today? From the very beginning, He has been showing us Scriptures. “Will they believe?” “Yes!” “Why are you saying like this?” “I have thought them.” And without teaching you, it will be very difficult for you to believe. Teaching means cleansing you with the Word, changing your views as you keep on receiving the teachings.
58. Moreover, you are coming closer to God everyday. Closer to God means that you are in Eternal Tabernacle. It is not too far away from you, you don’t know when the thing will wrap you. It has happened before, according to St. Matthew chapter 17, we saw it there. I say, we saw it there. We saw it even in Mark, where the thing happened: all of them were overshadowed in the cloud, and they were putting on white linen. That’s a holy garment. If God wanted to end it there with them, that would have been the end. That cloud was enough to take them away.
59. I know from human side, for the fact that Elijah and Moses appeared there, is it not enough to prove to you that reincarnation is a reality? So, Moses didn’t die, Elijah didn’t die. They are still alive. Where are they alive? In Christ. For when the whole thing finished, they all ended it up in one person. Are you getting what I am saying?
60. But foolish people call it Trinity—Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Three persons that met Abraham. Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Three that bear witness on earth: Father, Son, Holy Ghost. The three are one, but they say, “They are three in one.” But do they know the meaning of what they are saying? Water, Blood, Spirit, are they not the same thing?
61. Now, I continue with the teaching.
62. Now, anything you do not understand, please put asterisk (*) there, so that you can ask me questions. It is teaching. You don’t believe because Brother believed, believe because it is Scripture.
63. How did he come? This Elijah, why didn’t they notice his appearing or his emergence, or his second coming? How did he come? Because Christ went to heaven, the same manner Elijah went to heaven and that promised Christ will come back on earth: LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, and we are seeing Him back on earth, for He is always with us.
64. Now, we are now making comparisons whether it is contradicting Scriptures; Elijah, who came to forerun Him went to heaven, came back in the form of John the Baptist, came back again in the form of William Marion Branham.
65. You know, what the Lord did many years ago at the back of the river, the Voice roared from the air: “As John the Baptist forerun my First Coming so shall your (Braham) Message forerun my Second Coming.”
66. Now, how did Elijah come? Why did the people missed his second coming? We want to see the coming of second Elijah.
67. St Luke chapter 1 verse 12 through 15: “And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.”
68. Please, note that strong drink. You know what the Bible said about John the Baptist, he didn’t eat food from anybody, he didn’t drink anything wine. Now, the Bible has told us the type of wine, it is strong drink. Is it not the Bible?
69. A foolish man confronted me, he said that he won’t believe Good News Bible, that he won’t believe Living Bible, that he won’t even believe New International Bible, that King James didn’t say any type of wine. I said, “My friend, shut up your mouth; let us go back to the birth of the man that the angel that visited told the man clearly, ‘Your wife must not take anything strong drink.’”
70. In addition, the Bible says that while he was in the wilderness, he was not eating from any man’s hand, and he was drinking no wine and they were saying that he was a mad man. They said, “He is a mad man.” He that ran into the wilderness and avoided food, avoided wine, they said, “He is mad.” But Jesus Christ came eating and drinking, they said that He is a glutton and also a drunkard. If you are a child of God, who should be your example? Christ. You look unto Christ, the Author and Finisher of your faith.
71. Whoever says he is a child of God must behave the same way Christ behaved. Therefore, I am not afraid of people and what they are saying. I am not self-righteous man.
72. …for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost even from his mother’s womb. And many of the children of Israel shall she turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF FATHERS TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. And Zechariah said unto the angel, whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And the angel answering said unto Him, I am Gabriel that stands in the presence of God. And I am sent to speak unto thee and shew thee the glad tidings. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words which shall be fulfilled in their season.”
73. If anybody believes not the Words of the Holy Ghost, he is in trouble. We have seen how Elijah came, we have seen the way people were expecting. Didn’t he go to heaven with chariot of fire? Did he die before going there? He didn’t die.
74. Now, he has come back. How did he come back? Zechariahs met his wife, the woman became pregnant, carried it nine months, gave birth to a child named John. Lo and behold, that was the man to forerun, to prepare the way for the Lord whom they are expecting. Can you believe this?
75. If Elijah came back through the intercourse of man and woman, and while he was on earth, they knew him not until he has left the scene. He finished the cause for which he was sent; yet nobody noticed it. If Christ will come in the same manner, will they notice Him, until He has finished His work and go away, will they know?
76. That is why the prophet said that the simplicity and humility that will be in Him will make it impossible for people to recognize Him. It will fly above their heads and they will hear: “He has come; He has gone.” IGNORANCE OF THE SCRIPTURE IS A DISEASE
Now, whomever that is still gazing at the sky, waiting for the coming of the Lord, does he believe He (Christ) is with us always? Does he believe that? His God is somewhere now! He is not with him. He is separated from his God. His God will come sometime in the future.
78. In other words, whatever he has been doing here on earth, he is doing it without guidance. He is a sheep without a shepherd. Who will restore him to his Maker then? Anybody who is gazing at the sky or heaven today, you know to him, Christ is not with him, he is waiting for the future date when He will come and then be with him always till the end of the world.
79. “But now, He is in heaven.” If Christ is in heaven till today, then our Christianity— Faith—is useless nonsense. All that even died while preaching will perish, there is no hope for mankind; how can there be hope? People that do not believe the Scriptures, they are the people that make the greatest noise.
80. You know, empty vessels make the greatest noise. Holy Ghost fire, Holy Ghost macham, macham; everywhere, as if they have seen Holy Ghost. They have so tailored and educated themselves until Holy Ghost can be tutored into somebody. Bible lecturers that passed out from Bible Theological Institute can now tutor in Holy Ghost into some people.
81. I never knew that somebody could go to school to learn how to speak in tongues. It is now being taught in Bible Colleges and even in some Churches. They organize some groups and teach them how to speak in tongues. It is no longer “inspired language” from God. Some even use it in praises and songs, some even use it in salutations: “Holy shamaraka, holy shamaraka,” what is the interpretation thereof? Nobody knows.
82. Impersonation of the original is very, very dangerous. Impersonating spirit that is at work in the last days, you have to avoid it. There is no Pentecostal that is not guilty of what I am saying. I say, there is no Pentecostal that is not guilty of what I am saying.
83. Too many people are fed up with where they are, but they don’t know the way out. People that know the way out are considering what it will cost them. Many are not ready to bear the shame and reproach that will follow whoever that will follow Christ. They are not prepared to suffer for Him, and if you don’t suffer for Him, you will not reign with Him. If you die with Him, you will be glorified with Him. A true seed of God does not look back. I say, he does not look back. He will pledge his life and will see the end, let heaven fall.
84. After all, eternal life is not negotiable and there is no second chance. You miss it; you have missed it, no more. That my husband did not allow me, is it an excuse? Then God will raise women who had troubles from their husbands and yet they worshiped Him. Is there any reasonable excuse before God? Prepare your reasonable excuse, and God will ignore it.
85. He gave an invitation to some people to come and attend a party, when the hour came; they were reminded of the party, Bible said, “They came giving excuses.” Will He listen to anybody? No! So, you can give your excuse if you wish. Prepare it; no matter how plausible it sounds, it is useless nonsense. God is not interested in that. If He listens to your excuse, He will listen to excuses people will be giving in that day.
86. It is just like God’s judgment. You know, people still believe that there is going to be a throne of judgment somewhere, where the whole people will file one by one. I know that the Bible said that everybody is coming before God to give account one by one. Yes, it is Scriptural but the interpretation thereof they have missed.
87. If you want God to establish a throne of judgment, where the whole world will come, well, I better go and buy gun and start killing people now. Where will that throne of judgment be? If God will establish it in Jerusalem, to try cases in Nigeria, ehen? Do you know the population of Nigeria? Foolish people!
88. “I know everybody will come to God one by one,” do you know the population of the world? It then means that God will judge Russia, after Russia, He will go to Sweden, after Sweden He will go to Denmark, do you know the population? If you come to Nigeria now—state by state; Local Government by Local Government, and village by village—we file one by one, till eternity, judgment has not finished.
89. Ignorance of the Scripture is a disease: it is a cancer. But God concluded the matter and said, “As it was in the days of Noah; so shall it be in our day.” How many days did He judge the Age of Noah? One day. Sodom and Gomorrah, how many days? One day. So, fire shall ravage all things. Full stop.
90. In addition, he that believeth not is condemned already. He said, “This is the judgment, that Light is come into the world; they did not accept the Light, because all their deeds are in darkness. For he that believeth not is condemned already. He is condemned and is awaiting execution.” That is all. Moreover, God has reserved all unrighteous people, waiting for the day of execution. The Bible said so. He has reserved all ungodly men and women, waiting for the day He will destroy them with fire from the Almighty. And He knows how to preserve the righteous unto the day of redemption.
91. On this note, I say thank you and remain blessed in Him eternally.