I AM NOT THE ATTRACTION LIKE JESUS CHRIST WAS NOT THE ATTRACTION IN HIS DAY. MY MESSAGE IS NOT A PLEASANT ONE THAT CAN ATTRACT THE WORLD. I ONLY CAME FOR MY OWN- MY PEOPLE. BELIEVE IT IF YOU CAN…
I am the Fountain of the Living Water. Whosoever shall come to Me and drink,
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 Three)


LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS (Volume Three) Preached on 30th April 2000. by The Son of Man (Apostle Peter Odoemena) At THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD ONITSHA

I am the way, the Truth and the life. The Reality is here, The living and sleeping with you; but your conscience has not been raised. Believe it if you can…
God must materially exist for Him to have physical contact with man. Any god that does not exist physically does not exist. If God is a Spirit, then we wearing His image must remain spirits.
-Son of Man


LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS (Vol. 3) by The Son of Man (Apostle Peter Odoemena)
PROLOGUE
Please come back with me; let us go back to the Bible again. I hope you are following strictly? Now, look at what happened here in the book of St. John chapter one. Why am I showing you Scriptures? I don’t believe in telling stories, so that if you want to abandon the Faith, you are ordained to abandon it.
2. There is nothing wrong with the Faith, but something can be wrong with individuals. When an individual loses connection from the head, you know, he gets troubled. He cannot hook up again. He prays and prays and prays, nothing happens.
3. When Saul lost connection from the head, an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him. He went about trying to kill David, not minding that he (David) was his son-in-law.
4. A little while, he went back to the things he hated. He went back in disguise to the Witch of Endor—it has fulfilled in my eyes, as far as Ben Adikwu is concerned.
5. Before he left the Faith, he had already started watching television in his neighbour’s house. Something he had already condemned before his neighbours and called “Devil’s box;” something he condemned even in End-time Message; his prophet equally condemned it; gradually, he took his wife—from time to time—they went and said he was watching CNN.
6. CNN, is it not television? He should better go and buy one because there is money in his hand, which I know he will do. Amen.

CHAPTER ONE
GOD IS KNOWN BY DIVINE REVELATION
St. John chapter 1, verse 17-18: “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” KJV.
8. Did you get the message?
9. St. John chapter 1, verse 18 again: “No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”
10. People that did not know God, they rely on the only begotten Son, who is always in the Father’s bosom, He will tell you who God is.
11. Let’s go further. St. John chapter 1, verse 19-20: “And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.” KJV.
12. Note what happened there.
13. “And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.” (St. John chapter 1, verse 20-21). KJV.
14. Do you notice the irony? God hiding His identity. If He had said—when they asked him the question, “Are you Elias?”—If he had said yes, what do you think would have happened?
15. Elijah has been the prophet they cherished so much. All the Jews would have rallied round him. Look at the way he is fooling them: “I am nothing but a voice crying in the wilderness,” thereby blinding them more and more.
16. Thus, to them, there was a voice crying in the wilderness, but they could not go back to the prophets to know that there was a voice crying there, saying, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord.”
17. John knew that if they have believed the prophets, they would have known he was the “one,” for he came to a point of crying in the wilderness, which was earlier foretold by the prophets whom they could not believe, but rather killed them.
18. You know, they were always guilty of killing their prophets. If they had believed them, do you think they would have killed them?
19. We go ahead a little. St. John chapter 1, verse 21-23: “And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.” KJV.
20. Have you now seen it? So, Isaiah had already prophesied about Elijah coming, telling them to make straight their paths, preparing to receive their Lord.
21. “And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. 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. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.” (St. John chapter 1, verse 24-31). KJV.
22. Now, look at verse 24, who was He referring to? Were they not seeing Him there? Did they recognize Him to be the very Christ? What blinded them? Were they not the people that were waiting for the coming of the Messiah?
23. Now, their Messiah is standing in their midst as a man, God standing on earth as a man among the people, yet the people knew Him not as God. To them He was a mere man that came for baptism like they came. He came to see John, sight-seeing exercise like they came. What a pity! I say, what a pity!
24. With all these things we are revealing here through the Holy Scriptures, can any man brag of knowing God very well to the point that he can boast of not missing Him? If a man says he can recognize God, he will just say the same thing the Pharisees said.
25. Now look at what John said: “Even I myself who is talking to you, I don‘t know Him, He will soon begin His ministry and He is standing in the crowd there. I don‘t know Him and you don‘t know Him also. And for the purpose that He might be revealed to Israel, I am sent into the wilderness baptizing.”
26. There is no other purpose for which he (John) is baptizing them. Anybody can go there for baptism, what he is receiving there is just in line with the commission God gave John: “He that is coming after me is preferred before me. He is coming with a ministry, to baptize you with water and Holy Spirit.”
27. St. John chapter 1, verse 26-32: “John told them: I merely baptize with water, but right here in the crowd is someone you have never met who will soon begin his ministry among you and l am not even fit to be his slave. This incident took place at Bethany, a village on the other side of the Jordan River where John was baptizing. The next day, John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, ‘Look, there is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. He is the one I was talking about when I said, soon a man far greater than I am is coming, who existed long before me. I didn’t know he was the one but I am here baptizing with water in other to point him out to the nations of lsrael. And John bear record saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove…” Living Bible.
28. Like a dove, not a dove. Don’t mind what the Roman Catholics teach which Pentecostals now carry, that: when John baptized Jesus Christ, that a dove came down from Heaven and perched on His head— that’s rubbish! There is no Scripture like that. Check your Bible.
28. Let us go back to King James Version. Look at verse 32-34:  “And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.”
29. We have seen how Elijah came. He ascended into heaven like Jesus Christ did, and the Bible promised that he will come back to prepare the way for the Lord. We saw how he came back and the people did not recognize the way he came. He ministered for over 30 years, and they knew him not until he went away.
30. Now, look at Christ, it was prophesied of old that the Messiah shall come, and they foretold the way He will come. Now look at Him coming. Did the people that He met receive Him? No! The people He met never knew He was the very Messiah. It took John. Of all that lived in Israel that day, nobody knew Him except John. So without John nobody would have known Him.
31. What blinded the rest? Were there not scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, Nic-o-la-itanes, Herodians? Were they not there? What of their prophets, were they not there? Who discovered Him? John. How did he know Him? By the guidance of the Almighty God. He gave him supernatural signs he must look out for: “Of all men that will come for the baptism, anybody you see this type of thing resting on, stay there, that’s the person.” I am using only but one individual; and look at the person John saw, bearing record that He is the very Son of God. Did any other person know Him? Did He jump down from anywhere? The answer is No!
32. Second coming of Elijah, we saw him—Elizabeth and Zechariah going to bed, coming up with pregnancy, giving birth to Elijah. Even if they believe it or not, Elijah had come.
33. A stumbling block! How can a woman conceive and give birth to God? How can a woman conceive through intercourse of man and woman and gave birth to God?
34. Now, what John saw and baptized was a man far greater than himself! Is that not Bible? Who identified John as the very Elijah?
35. St. Matthew 11, verse 13 through 14: “For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.” KJV.
36. “Then John appeared, and if you are willing to understand what I mean, he is Elijah, the one the prophets said would come at the time the kingdom begins.” Living Bible.
37. He is Elijah, the one the prophets said would come. No more, no less. Not anything less than Elijah.
38. We are tracing something. It is teaching. LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS. Amen.

God is found in despised places. God in despised places. If you know all despised places, look for God there. If you know where the world delights in, clapping and jumping and trooping to, run from there for God is not there.
-Son of Man

CHAPTER TWO
HEAVEN AND THE SECOND ADVENT—THE REALITY
Is there any promise that God will visit the earth, or God will actually come, whether past or present? “Behold, your God cometh!”
2. Don’t call me anything Devil, don’t call me God, but keep on following the Scriptures. Correct me where you think I am wrong.
3. The book of Isaiah chapter 35, verse 1 through 4. “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.” KJV.
5. Look at what the Lord will do when He will come, as prophesied by Isaiah the prophet. Israel started expecting their God to come. If God will come and do nothing less than this, you know there will be trouble, they will write him off. Everybody is now fixing their eyes on these things the prophets said the Lord would do.
6. Now, we go further in the Bible. My problem is not what He (Christ) will do. My problem is, did He come? How did He come? I am handling a teaching, don’t be tired.
7. Ephesians, chapter 4 from verse 8: “Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)” KJV.
8. Did you get the Message? Today is a day of Scriptures.
9. St. John chapter 3, verse 12 through 13. “If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” KJV.
10. I am saying something here. Was Elijah not a man? He was a man. We compare Scriptures with Scriptures: “If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of Man which is in heaven.”
11. Is there any meaning in this Scripture I have just shown you? Does it require interpretation? Why are people gazing at the sky then? Why are they gazing at the sky? Do they believe their Messiah? Do they believe Christ our Lord? Do they believe even the Scriptures?
12. Even Elijah didn’t go to heaven. Nobody has ever been to heaven where God is living, but they have been referring to the sky as heaven. The sky is not heaven. Now we are sitting in heavenly places in Christ. And no man has ever been to heaven, except the Son of Man.
13. I am coming to something. You will understand what I mean.
14. Now, we want to see that God on earth. The prophet said, “Behold, your God cometh, and they are expecting Him.” And the Bible said, “The same that ascended is the same that descended.” He that ascended and descended has now testified of Himself. Nobody has ever been found there. Was He not there from the foundation of the world?
15. He told you that He saw nobody there and you are doubting and making argument; is your father or mother there? Yet when somebody dies, they say he or she has gone to heaven!
16. If somebody dies, you say that he has gone to heaven, but He who has been there from the foundation of the world said He met nobody there.
17. Sister Nwoye, this one is frightening!
18. I was telling my cousin that his father went to hell, he said, “Look at you, does he know the road to heaven?”
19. We that have been suffering and labouring all these years, we have not been able to make it. Our fathers couldn’t make it because this is a mystery that was hidden since all the ages from all mankind, and now it has been revealed to us through His Servants, the Apostles and Prophets.
20. Amos 3, verse 7 said, “The Lord our God will do nothing but revealeth his will to his servants the prophets.”
BRIDAL FAITH IS THE HIGHEST
Has a man ever served in the Ministry of the Prophets until now? Who has ever done that? The prophets came, but they killed them. Only few believed them. Check the whole Pentecostals, the only thing they are pronouncing is general overseer, pastor—evangelist is just an ordinary nomenclature, which everybody will take.
22. Apart from the pastor, nobody recognizes any other office unless they want to celebrate you or make you one thing or the other, say well, “Sunday-school superintendent.” It is unbiblical. I say, it is unbiblical.
23. If they want to fool women, they give them deaconess. It is unscriptural.
24. They were addressing one man in the Anglican Communion, Vicar and the wife, vicaress. I said, “Ah! Ah! Is there any position in the Church that is called Vicar? Maybe they don’t know the Latin meaning of VICAR. Who is he standing in his place?”
25. Because vicar means: “one standing in somebody’s place.” Maybe he is greater than archbishop, I don’t know. Archbishop is unscriptural; Pope is unscriptural. Are you getting me?
26. Outside this Faith, every other person is lost. That is why, without us, they are not perfect. We are the perfect ministry on the land to perfect all that ran the race since all the ages; that ran through the ministry of the prophets—sure and certain.
27. Ministry of the prophets started in the Gentile with Saint Paul. If you are not in St. Paul’s ministry and you are not in the ministry of these approved prophets, surely, you are getting lost straight away. That means serving God where there are no prophets—you are serving God in blindness. You don’t know the mind of God for you.
28. You will not know when God has left you until a prophet appears to tell you where you have erred, and when God left you, and what you will do to come back.
29. When the hand of God leaves a man, he can hardly notice it until there comes a prophet who will say, “My friend, stop making noise, the hand of the Lord has left you. Look at where you erred, thus saith the Lord.” And the man automatically, will see it and fall prostrate on the ground. Then the remedy will come. Unless the man is stubborn, then God will give him over to reprobate spirit to believe lies.
30. When God gives a man over to the spirit of delusion, he won’t believe the Truth again. When he sees Truth, he will call it a lie. When he sees a lie, he calls it Truth.
31. All that have been visiting Nigeria are false men of God, attraction everywhere. And the testimony of people that rush to meet them will tell you that they are foolish people also.
32. I know many in my yard, when they hear that a white man has come, and is having meeting at Modebe Memorial School or so, and so: “Men, let us go and find out what this man has to say. Let us go and hear what this man will say.” When they come back, hear their testimonies, “Nna, the man is wonderful. If you see how he was blowing tongue, blowing tongue, blowing tongue, blowing tongue.”
33. That is the testimony. The highest thing you will hear there is just casting away of the Devil, binding of this and that—all the demons that fly at night. “Demons are moving about in the night, and he was binding them all. The man is wonderful. If you see how he was calling demons one by one—he was calling them and binding them. He took the blood of Jesus and sprinkled on them.” That is rubbish! Is it today you started seeing demons?
34. Where did you see demons to bind? If you see demons you will run away. You know the seven sons of Schivar; do you think it is easy to attack demons? You must be wrapped fully in Christ for you to attack demons. It is not easy.
35. Can devil cast out devil? How can a man who is in the wrong cast out devil? Don’t mind them. They are demons themselves. If you watch them the way they walk about in their yards with naked bodies, you know they are demons. Their appearances will even tell you they are demons. “Demons, those flying about in the night are disturbing people. Children of witches and wizards”
36. And that is the highest you can hear in any Pentecostal gathering: “You witches and wizards, you barren women, you mermaid spirits; I bind you”—that is rubbish!
37. Since you have been binding, what have you succeeded in binding? Some will try to change the surface of Nigeria. “You fornicators, you liars, you adulterers, you this and that; war against indiscipline.” Is that why we are here? I am not called to come and make Nigeria good by preaching war against indiscipline.
38. That’s why all Pentecostal preachers are alike. They preach the same thing, and they are all Nigerian prophets. The Bible said that Israel had four hundred prophets, but God had one. Those four hundred prophets were serving Ahab, but one prophet was serving God. The Bible said that the four hundred came saying the same thing, but one came and was different. They slapped him, locked him up, and fed him with food of affliction. But he said, “If you go and come back, you know I am not a prophet in Israel.” That’s all.
39. Did he come back? Did Ahab come back? They accuse us of doing the same thing today that we are different from others; we don’t agree with any group, that we have condemned every other group. They are foolish, if they know the ministry, they would have been very happy. But they don’t know the ministry.
GOD HAS FOUND THIS GENERATION GUILTY
This is Hebrews chapter 1 verse 1. Check your Bible if it is not true, leave the Faith. This is Hebrew 1:1. God at sundry (various) times spoke to his people using prophets, but now He is speaking to them directly. He is talking to them directly. They don’t know what we are seeing in the First Advent of Christ.
41. There were religious bodies here on earth. The Herodians were here, Pharisees, Scribes and every other group; they were all here. Did He justify any group? Even the Nazarenes were here; did He justify them? He concluded all of them in unbelief. Was it not why they were against Him saying, “You are a man and you maketh yourself God?” To them, He was a disclaimer because of what blindness could cause them.
42. If Christ will come back again, will He justify any religious group in Nigeria? Even worldwide? What you see in Nigeria today is the off-shoot of American religion. I say, it is the offshoot of American religion. That old fashion religion is no longer there.
43. That’s where I condemn women. Women should be sincere, but unfortunately, they are not. I don’t know why. Our old mama, old mother, the mother of my cousin, before everybody, even the son and every other person, even elderly men in their Church, condemned Assemblies of God. In her son’s house when she was sick; before everybody, she said that the Assemblies of God she herself and her husband brought is not the Assemblies of God today, that everybody is after money, money, money, money; that if I see what is happening there in their midst now, that I will vomit.
44. I said, “Mama, why are you still there?” She said, “Well, I am there because if I leave them now, they will be talking whatever they want to talk.” I said, “Ehee! So because of what people will say! But your heart has left them.” Too many people know that they are sitting in a wrong place. Even if God started with them in the beginning, they know that the hand of God is no longer there, yet they are managing anyhow; consoling themselves with: “What I know is that in every nation, anybody that does the will of God is acceptable by God.” That’s rubbish.
45. If you are sitting on a condemned building that is already earmarked for destruction, maybe you don’t have accommodation in the town, you decide to remain there, one morning, bulldozer will come. Anybody trying to repaint a condemned building that government wants to pull down, what is he doing? Wasting of money and time. Too many people are repainting condemned buildings.
46. You know, it is very easy to believe that God has left Roman Catholic, but it is very difficult to believe that God has left your group. Every Pentecostal will condemn Roman Catholic, condemn Jehovah Witness, condemn Sabbath, condemn Cherubim, but they themselves cannot see the moth that is in their own eyes—that the Lord had already left them, and they know it not.
47. That’s why you see every kind of worldly program in their midst to the point that in the Church, they have Mbaise Christian Brethren, inside Mbaise, The Village Christian Brethren Association. That of women, that of men, married women association. They have Sunday school associations everywhere. Whatever they call quietness in their midst is achieved through meetings.
48. In other words, it is a worked up atmosphere. Put a man out in the Church, they put him in the backbench. Where is the backbench? Is it not in the Church? They still collect his tithes and offerings. Are they sincere?
49. In other words, they want his money. No wonder they went to our Sister—Sister Blessing— and said, “Well, anywhere you want to go, go but what we want is your tithe.”
50. There was a Brother they wrote a letter the other time, asking him to pay arrears of tithes, that he was owing arrears before he left; and these they said they were giving to God. Tax masters, real tax masters. Amen.

If God comes contrary to your long-established ideas, will you believe Him? Or, will you have it your own way and call Him Devil? Dont answer yes or no for your action is already the answer! We stumble over simplicity. That is how we miss God by stumbling over His simplicity. 
-Son of Man
CHAPTER THREE
REINCARNATION IS REAL
Brethren, let us go back to the Message. Now, you see that nobody is found in heaven except He that came down from heaven, and before He came down, He has been there since the world began, and nobody even met Him there. Enoch went to heaven, Enoch never saw Him there. Enoch was number one, but Christ said that Enoch was not there. He didn’t reach there. He ended his journey midway.
2. What am I trying to say? Have I not been telling you that God is not creating new people today? Whatever you see today existed before. God has been in the process of reincarnating what He had already created.
3. MANY OF YOU IN THE FAITH ARE ANSWERING EITHER YOUR FOURTH, FIFTH OR SEVENTH NAMES. MOREOVER, WHEN YOU GET THE REVELATION OF THE WHOLE TRUTH, YOU WILL KNOW YOUR REAL NAME WHEN YOU GET THERE.
4. The matter is as clear as the day. If there should be somebody in heaven, Enoch must be there because Christ was there before Enoch. He was there from the very beginning, when the earth was without form, and He said, “Nobody has ever been there.”
5. Your father and your mother that died long ago, you said that they went to heaven; all your relations went to heaven. The Popes that died went to heaven. When they say high mass and low mass, the person will go to heaven. But the Bible is saying, “It is useless nonsense. Do not believe them, there is no truth there.” The Bible says, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”
6. I AM HERE, WHY ARE YOU GOING TO HEAVEN? DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO HEAVEN? THERE MUST BE ONE WHO WILL COME AND TAKE YOU THERE, BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW THE WAY. YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE BEFORE AND NOBODY HAS EVER BEEN THERE BEFORE SO AS TO SHOW YOU THE WAY. YOU WILL ONLY DEPEND ON HE THAT CAME FROM THERE. ANY DAY THAT HE IS GOING BACK, YOU WILL JUST FOLLOW HIM, IF YOU WANT TO BE THERE. IF YOU WANT TO GO ALONE, GO.
7. God bless you.
8. If you want to go ahead of time, go. You will stop where Enoch stopped. Where did he stop? Your Bible told you clearly that Christ is now sent, to come and do what? To come and atone, even for the sins of those that died under the Law, and even those that died during the time of Noah. The Bible said so.
9. Somebody will say, “Is there any repentance in the grave?” I will say, well, gift and calling of God is without repentance. What are you going to repent of? Only change your view. That’s all.
10. Known unto God are all His works from the foundation of the world. That’s all. I don’t need to panic. If you ask a sheep to produce its skin, will it go about shouting? No! In life or in death, skin is there. That’s all. I don’t need to panic.
11. Let’s go ahead Brethren. Teaching takes a longer time; do you know that? In other words, you can’t program me while I am revealing this truth; and I cannot program you until you hear what? Till we meet again. Then you have no right to stand up and start walking up and down. If you feel that I am making a noise, you just go away. But I believe I am not making a noise to the Elect. The Elect is hearing a Message, non-elect are hearing noise.
12. You know, when a Message goes forth, it blinds some and opens the eyes of some. This is the basis of our Faith.
13. How did this Christ come? He that has descended said that He met nobody there and the last hope of Israel whom everybody is expecting to come, how did He come?
14. Isaiah chapter 7, verse 14: “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” KJV.
15. And shall call His name Emmanuel. Is there any interpretation of that Emmanuel where we read, no! We don’t know the meaning of Emmanuel. All we know is that a virgin is going to conceive as a super sign, and give birth to a man child that shall be called Emmanuel. Full stop.
16.  Very soon you will know the name. The meaning of Emmanuel is in the Bible. Is that not true? Which is to be interpreted “God is with us.” God is no longer in heaven. God is now with man. In addition, when He came down and dwelleth with man, He said, “Lo, I will be with you always.”
17. When He came down, He made a proclamation that He saw nobody in heaven before He came down. If anybody told us that He went to heaven, we should ignore his statement.
18. Everybody is pointing at the sky. Is the sky heaven? Sky is not heaven. Don’t worry, I will tell you where they got settled. You know what I am saying now, all these people that settled there finally, they settled as “souls at the altar.” And where is the altar? In the Church. Don’t worry; I am not treating SOULS AT THE ALTAR here.
19. Some are there; crying, “Lord, how long, Lord how long will it take for you to avenge our enemies of our blood.” He said, “Wait until your fellow Brethren will be murdered also.”
20. We want to trace this man-child. Isaiah chapter 9, verse 6: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” KJV.
21. Glory be to God.
22. The Scripture said a  son is given. In other words, He is a man-child, He is not a girl—a son is given. If you go to the book of Jeremiah, the Bible says, “Jehovah is the Mighty God.”
23. If you use Living Bible, it says, “These shall be his royal titles.” In effect, I am trying to say that a sign was given on how He will come: “Behold a virgin will conceive and give birth to a man child; his name shall be called Emmanuel.”
24. Now, the same Isaiah went further and gave us another way He will come: “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Now compare it with Isaiah chapter 7, verse 14, or join it together.
25. For you to understand what I am going to say, you have to join the two together because they are all referring to the birth of the Messiah. One man.
26. Let’s go a little further. What am I treating? BEHOLD, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS. Amen.

It is very difficult for an intellectual to believe in God, how much more believing that He is a manwe have been taught that God cannot be everywhere and He is not everywhere. It is a known fact that unbelief cannot be purchased, but it is a nature.
-Son of Man

CHAPTER FOUR
CIVIL SERVICE IN THE CHURCH
“Are you He that is to come or do we expect another?” “Who do men say that I am and what do you say that I am?”
2. You know, anybody that is privileged to come to this Church—Bridal Faith—for the first time, at a time we are handling teaching, you know the person is blessed. If it is evangelical, our visitor would have gone home empty handed. Maybe, she received indictment or rebuke that would trouble her and she will fly away, but this time she is seeing something, which she is part and parcel of, that has pinned her down.
3. So that when you get home, you sit back again and crosscheck to know whether we fooled your ears for we are not numbered among these cheap hucksters whose idea of preaching the Gospel is to make a good living out of it: we are real workmen that work with our hands.
4. Don’t believe any un-called man that says that he is on full-time ministry and he doesn’t work — he is a liar. He is a deceiver. He doesn’t have the interest of the flock in his heart. He is only after his meal ticket.
5. Let me tell you what is happening, if you labour and you are paid any wage; is it not proper? If I say I am serving God through preaching and at the end of the month they pay me salary, have I not received my reward? It is just like civil service, I can be retired. Some of them go on leave. In the Assemblies of God, they go on leave. They pay them leave allowances. I have too many pastors from my family there. There are certain years they will work like civil servants, and they will be retired.
6. In other words, somebody will retire from serving God. Did Moses retire? Did Aaron retire? The whole herd men, how many retired? Civil service in the Church.
7. In the Baptist, from time to time, the pastor will call for review of salaries. From time to time, they will call for a review of salaries, house rents, water bills, electricity bills and so on. That is madness.
8. It is just like these people that beat drums, saying they are beating Christian music. They are doing it to make money. It is what they have taken as their own occupation. Just like people that ride okada. You are not praising God. You are about your own occupation. It has nothing to do with praising God. You can only praise God if you are doing it and you are not receiving anything in return. Then you expect God to reward you.
9. See! We have to speak the Truth. Don’t be like Professor, Archbishop S. K. Mazi. They are now selling his cassettes in Minaj (a radio station) at the rate of N300.00 each. The money he is getting through curse-breaking, removal of curses, and breaking of covenants—as an expert, approved of God (as he claimed to be), he takes a little token, from 15,000.00 upwards, depending on the type.
10. “If it is individual curse breaking, 15,000.00. It is just a little token, you just pay, I am making pronouncements.” If it is business curse removal, “Any way, I can charge you N20,000.00 or N25,000.00.” If it is community curse-breaking and covenant breaking, “Well, we discuss it from N150,000.00.” All in the name of Jesus o! And he is not ashamed, even using radio. I mean using radio, he is not ashamed to cover his face. Who is he patterning after?
11. We continue Brethren. Leave him alone. Amen.
Signs and wonders are what the Devil has used in blinding the eyes of many. Signs and wonders are for unbelievers, but the deep things of God the eternal purpose of God are meant for believers! What is the need of seeing the dividing of the red sea and not making it Cannan?
    -Son of Man
CHAPTER FIVE
GOD IS PRESENTLY ON EARTH AS A MAN
St. Matthew chapter 1, verse 21 to 23: “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” KJV.
2. Now, all these was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted, ‘God with us.’” Note that in your Bible: God with us.
3. He has left His throne. Wherever His throne is, it is no longer what He is after. He has humbled Himself and has taken the nature of human being. Now He is with us. God is with us.
4. How many identified Him? How many recognized even His emergence in our midst? Nobody. Did anybody recognize Him as God? When He was lying in the manger, wise men came from the East and did obeisance to Him. Gave Him gifts. Did the Pharisees recognize He was the very God, even the kings and rulers?
5. When He was taken to Egypt—you know, a time came, when God took refuge in Egypt. For fear of Herod, the Holy Ghost said, “Take Him to Egypt.” Did they recognize Him as God in Egypt? Do you believe that Christ is Almighty God at all? How many believe that Christ is Almighty God? “He was the one that was dead and is now alive. Moreover, He is the one that is to come, Lord God Almighty. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.”
6. Is there any Scripture as clear as this?
7. Let us go a little further Brethren.
8. Emmanuel is now in the Bridal Faith. I say Emmanuel is in the  Faith. Even this very hour, talking to you. He is here as a Comforter. He is here as the Holy Ghost. He is here as the Spirit of Truth. He is here teaching you.
9. Happy is the man that makes the Holy Ghost his teacher, he will always rejoice.
10. Who identified Him and how? Who identified Christ our Lord, and how did he identify Him?
11. St. Luke chapter 3, verse 1 to 6:“Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked path shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” KJV.
12. St. John chapter 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.”
13. Now, you know the truth there, that no other person discovered Christ but John the Baptist. How was he able to discover Him? One, he was guided by the Almighty God. Like we read in the very beginning, how was Peter able to identify Jesus as the very Christ? By the help of the Almighty God who revealed the Son to him as the very Christ.
14. Now, what was he doing? It was in the process of his countrywide preaching; John was in the process of preaching, and there Christ appeared. Did you get what I am saying?
15. Now, anybody that is relaxing in his house or walking on the highway, fooling himself, gazing at the sky, when Christ is revealed, will he know?
16. I thank God that William Branham spoke to many people, but I told you that he is the very John the Baptist; and the people did not know. Some even misunderstood him, thinking that he is the very Christ. But he said, “No, I am not the One, but there is one coming after me. There is a ministry and there is a man.”
17. I have read the quotes before you. Is he referring to himself? He just laid a foundation. He paved the way and he saw Christ coming in Africa as the black sheep, the greatest stumbling block. Hold it there.
HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE HIM?
Where you are expecting Christ is where you must expect the anti-Christ. Did you get what I am saying? All I am trying to say is this, that there must be one or many that will even go ahead of time, before the real Christ will manifest.
19. We have been hearing people here in Nigeria telling us they are one thing or the other. We have heard about Jesus of Oyingbo. We have heard about Jesus of Ogbunike. We heard one who said he is the very Christ at Calabar—that is Olumba Olumba.
20. Now, hold your peace. I will show you a mystery. Behold, I will show you a mystery. If you understand this mystery now, you will always be happy. Nobody there will gaze at the sky and come near you to talk nonsense.
21. Let me continue a little while.
22. How do we know that the introduction John gave him is truth? How do you know that we are not deceived? That the person we have, or we have received or acknowledged, or identified and recognized as the very Christ as John could point to us, how do we know, how do we believe that He is the very One and not an impersonator?
23. You know, we must be careful because there are some deceiving spirits that have entered into the world in the last days.
24. St. John chapter 3, verse 22-34: “After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. For John was not yet cast into prison. Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease. He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.” KJV.
ONLY THE ELECT WILL HEAR HIM
Note, there can never be bride without the bridegroom. There can never be Bride Ministry without Bridegroom. (He that hath the bride is the bridegroom, but the friend, who standeth and heareth rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice).
26. Now, verse 34 again: “For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.” KJV.
27. Note why we believe He is the One: “For him whom God has sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not his spirit by measure unto him.”
28. Did he say that whomsoever God sends performs signs, wonders, and miracles? Whomever God sends can never stray away from the Holy Word of God. He doesn’t engage himself in an unnecessary argument with people. He faces his business. He ties the Scriptures together. That’s all.
29. If you want to believe, believe. If you don’t want to believe, don’t believe.
30. Who will hear Him, who will understand Him? If He comes speaking the Words of God, who in the world will hear Him, understand and follow Him?
31. St. John Chapter 8, verse 47-57: “He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?” KJV.
32. If a man is sent from God and he holds the Word of Truth, it is not expected that everybody will hear him, understand him and follow him. Only those that are from God can hear him, understand him and follow him. The rest will call him names, call him all manner of names, ridicule him, blaspheme him, and eventually join hands in killing him.
33. “He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.”
34. So Jesus has a Devil because they couldn’t hear him.
35. “Then said the Jews unto him, now we know that thou hast a devil.”
36. Did they hear Him? Did they understand Him? Why? They were claiming to be Abraham’s children. Claimers. Not all that claimed to be of Abraham are the seed of Abraham, “for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.”
37. You are getting tired gradually. As many as are with me: stay. Man shall not live by bread alone.
38. I am not going evangelical.
39. They could not hear the Word of God because they were not of God. Look at what happened in this Scripture.
40. St. John chapter 6, verse 53 – 70: “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live forever. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?” KJV.
PEOPLE HATE THE WORD OF GOD
Now take note. Any man of God that is expecting that he will run his ministry all through from the beginning till the end without losing followers is a liar. He didn’t come from God. For there must come a time when all mixed-multitudes will go away. All make-believers will go away. What will happen? There must be a stumbling block in the ministry and it must be a statement made by the man of God.
42. What trimmed down the crowd? The people sat down to think what it would look like for Jesus Christ to serve them with His blood and flesh. It was too much for them. That statement alone caused many to go back. I say that that statement alone caused many to go back. How many was left?
43. Remember, before then, they were many thousands. And the thousands left, leaving only but twelve. Yet among the twelve, one was a devil.
44. At times, some pastors are hoping to pastor a Church that is having over one million people. You are blind. I am looking forward to a situation where three-quarter of this Church—Bridal Faith—will go away and call me Devil. I will be very glad if all the Pastors will have this vision with the Elders, the Church will be sanitized. I say the Church will be sanitized. Cleansed of make-believers.
45. But the problem today is that Pastors and Elders wish to carry everybody along anyhow. No! Don’t do that. I say, don’t do that. I want to see a situation where they will leave and even ridicule this Ministry and blaspheme it. I want to see it happen. They have not even been leaving as I am expecting—no matter how I lifted it.
46. When I lifted the Message: GOD IN DESPISED PLACES, showing you Esau, Edom and so on, I thought many would have left. When I introduced the Message: JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH, showing you salvation by grace and so on, what you were calling sin became my righteousness. I thought many would have left, yet you tanda. I say you tanda—you remained.
47. Maybe I will call another Peter, who said that  “seeing that you alone have the word of eternal life, and we are sure and certain, to whom then do we go to? They all will leave you, but as for my people and me: we will tanda. We will see the end.”
48. People have started calling us bad names because of this Faith, so there is no need going away, we will see the end. In addition, this is the only revelation that helps a child of God. Are you getting what I am saying?
49. If what I am following is Devil, if what has ordained me and sent me is Devil, I will see the end. I say, I will see the end. Satan has no part in me. Any day Satan starts placing Scriptures right, it then means he has repented and you didn’t know.
50. Can Satan endure sound doctrine? He cannot. Can he endure sound teaching? He cannot.
51. Let me go closer. Remember what I am treating in this Message: Lo, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS. Amen.

The Word of God is a double-edge sword. It will save you if you believe, but kill you if you doubt it. The way you treat a lifeboat determines your safety on a stormy sea. Remember that the same water that saved Noah destroyed the whole world.
-Son of Man
CHAPTER SIX
HOW DO YOU KNOW A MESSAGE FROM GOD?
Who will hear Him? Only the Elect will hear Him because as many as are of God are numbered among His Elect. And these are the people to whom He will reveal Himself and not to the world. Who will understand Him? Only the Elect.
2. First John chapter 4, verses 5-6: “These men belong to this world, so, quite naturally, they are concerned about worldly affairs and the world pays attention to them. But we are children of God; that is why only those who have walked and talked with God will listen to us. Others won’t. That is another way to know whether a message is really of God; for if it is, the world won t listen to it.” Living Bible.
3. Another way to know whether a Message is from God: “for if it is from God the world won’t pay attention to it.” Is it clear now? If the world has received us the same way they are receiving Pentecostals, surely what we are preaching is of the world. It is not from God. They rejected God and rejected His Message.
4. You know, in all dispensations, it has been the same. Can our own be different? Has Christianity changed? A young man was accusing me. I shared the testimony with you in this Faith.
5. One John Benson from Deeper Life said he went to Word of Life Ministry, and was preaching and everybody was falling down. I said, “My friend, you are still in the period of falling down. I think by now you must have known something higher than that.” Hoping that they have passed that now, no Pentecostal is practicing falling down again. There was a time they were practicing it, pushing people down—helping Holy Ghost. You see women in deliverance ministry, like Anulike and Zoe ministries. So many of them joined hands. Even Paul Nweke was doing it that time. If you get to this boy from Deeper Life, he has able ministers. He trained able men to push people down.
6. Can a man help Holy Ghost to push somebody down? Is Holy Ghost not having power enough even to push down a mighty building? Why must it take a woman to hold on my belt and turn me round and round until I lose my balance and fall down?
7. You know, there was one drama that happened when Uma Ukpai came to DMGS. Confederation of Pentecostal Churches in Onitsha invited him at DMGS. You know, like the Deeper Life and the rest have their workers, they gave them commission to be carrying people that fell down, and the man said that all that will fall down have evil spirits. Before my eyes and that of many people, many ushers and pastors were falling down—kpim! kpim! kpim!
8. I said, “Look at you, so pastors have evil spirits?” Who is to carry whom? I say, who is to carry whom? A little while, somebody fell from the platform—dege, dege, kpim! It is drama. Dramatizing everything.
9. Now, that era is gone. I say, that one has gone. That was the day I wrote Deeper Life off. A little while, they were called to come with their choirs. They carried them in Volvo van, ran round DMGS field, and eventually went there.
10. I said, “Look at Uma, you are blind, something you hated from the beginning, you are now enjoying.” They left that rim of falling down, then it became Holy Ghost Fire, Holy Ghost macbam, macham; Holy Ghost tongue. That one is gone.
11. You know, there was a time it was just tongue. Tongue ministration is past. Falling down is past. Holy Ghost macham, macham.
12. Now, a new one is on the land. They call it removal of curses and breaking of covenants. That is the one that is on the land. Even CPM. They now have days they pray for businessmen to break the covenants and remove curses from their businesses. Who knows another one they will introduce?
13. Miracle thunder is gone. Miracle extravaganza, that one is gone. Wind and fire—wind and fire is gone. Who knows another one they will introduce? But God is still watching. When God came out, He said, “I am not in the wind. I am not in the fire. I am not even in falling down.”
14. A little while, God came and then showed Himself in “a still small voice,” a still persistence voice. That’s God. God doesn’t make drama. Does He? He doesn’t make drama. So all that are doing drama in Baptist, well, you are blind.
15. You know the thing calls for people that have learnt how to beat drum, quoting Psalm 150.
16. No man has the right to bring that nonsense into the House of God. It is an abomination in the sight of God. Because they don’t know Scriptures, they didn’t know that God condemned David even for doing it and for manufacturing it, because it is Cain’s product. It is he that will be destroyed with Babylon in the last days.
17. All the pianos, all the organs, all the flutes and all these music will be destroyed with Babylon. Read Revelation chapter 18, it is clear there. Amen.
Judging the Son of Man by signs and wonders will blind you to eternal life, for He Himself is the very last sign to this evil generation.    –
-Prophet William Braham

CHAPTER SEVEN
THE ARTISTIC IMPRESSION OF GOD
I want to say few things before you get tired of me. One day you will get tired of me. Don’t say no.
2. First John chapter 1, verse 5-6: “They are of the world, therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us, he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”
3. Is that Bible? But many a time, we expect everybody to hear us. Only those that are of God can hear us. As many as are not of God will keep on calling us demons and call us false prophets, liars, devils—and many shall depart from the truth. Demons, continue to manifest, God has given you sufficient time, to repent.
4. Repent now before it will be too late. Was there any he understood? Does he know anything? Repent of what? Does he know what signs God says false prophets will perform and how we shall identify them? False prophets will manifest in the last days, but the Bible says how we can identify them. The Bible told us what would form their teachings.
5. Who is a false prophet? He that teaches contrary to the revealed Word of God, that is the anti-Christ. It is anti-Christ because it is against the Word of God.
6. It is said that the anti-Christ will come back but now are there many anti-Christs in the world already. And then, we know that the end has at last come. Is that not Scripture?
7. Thus, who did he say will come back with the name Jehovah? Or Jesus Christ, or an entirely new name? As many as are waiting for the Second Coming of Christ and they are gazing at the sky.
8. Anybody that is looking for somebody he doesn’t know, and the person is right there in the midst of the crowd where he is, don’t you know that he must depend on somebody that knows the man?
9. If you have been hearing of the Son of Man, Peter Odemena, Peter Odemena, and you have not seen Him, you don’t have His picture, whatever picture you may be having will be a “painted picture,” which is not His real picture, will you find Him? Even if He passes by your way, will you know Him?
10. It is just like this Madam here. I know you must have heard so many testimonies and when you were coming, you were thinking that the man will be a colossus, a mighty man like the mighty men of valour in your denomination; men of timber and caliber. Very important personalities as they have it in Grace of God, VIPs, men with their moustaches—mighty men and mighty women of valour.
11. You are coming to see a big man. Maybe, one that will blow grammar. Maybe one that will answer Rev. Dr. so, so and so. I didn’t go to school. I know you felt disappointed hearing that, but don’t feel disappointed. I didn’t go to school. I am not numbered among the clergy of today.
12. When Christ came in His First Advent, did He identify with the clergy of His day? That’s why the prophet said; “Don’t look for Him in the midst of the clergy, for He will not be there.”
13. In short, William Branham is a prophet. He guided the Church very well. So, don’t look for Him out there in the world. No. He is going to reveal Himself in the last days in the Bride. But you must get in there for you to know Him.
14. Those that are waiting for Him and they are gazing at the sky, how will they recognize Him if He comes back the second time?
15. You know, already, they have a picture in their minds, which I call “artistic impression” of Jesus Christ, which is not His picture for there is no living human being living today that has His correct picture. There was no camera in His day.
16. Hence, nobody photographed Him, but Roman Catholics—because artists existed from the very beginning—Roman Catholics made “artistic impression” of what He would look like, but not Him.
17. That is why in some places they would paint Him like a boy. In some, places they paint Him with long hair like a woman. In some places, they paint Him with a low cut. Which one is His picture really? It is just like the one they normally paint Him where He will place His hand on His chest, they will draw something like love symbol: Immaculate heart of Jesus! Immaculate heart of Mary! That’s rubbish. Real rubbish.
18. The same way they used to draw Elizabeth. There is no type of picture I have not seen about Elizabeth, until at a certain time they moulded her in a sculpture, moulded her as a statue, a monument, they carry it along—Our Lady of Fatimah.
19. They moulded the man they call Jesus. You know their Jesus is always on the cross. During the Easter season, they will do “Stations of the Cross,” Jesus hanging there on the tree. You set aside forty days, after which there will be Easter: you join Jesus to suffer, then after that day, suffering will stop. I say after Easter, suffering will stop— enjoyment all over now. Is it not madness?
20. Can you imagine somebody, a reverend gentleman, telling us to stop shouting alleluia that they are now in the period of lent: that nobody will say alleluia until Easter Sunday. So, alleluia has stopped.
21. Please, follow me strictly.
22. Those that are waiting for Him, do they know the picture He will assume when He will come back? What if He comes in a picture, in a stature that is contrary to what they had in their minds?
23. Some have already made up their minds that He is coming as a Jew, maybe, looking red in appearance with pointed nose, with shinning, shinning hair. Some have already made up their minds that He is going to be an American, maybe, He will fly in aeroplane.
24. No wonder they said that there is not going to be an everlasting Gospel; that there is going to be a mighty angel who will carry trumpet in his mouth and will be flying all over the earth, blowing the trumpet. See! People love such hopeless nonsense.
25. There is no angel with wings. I repeat: there is no angel with wings. Nobody has ever seen angel in the Bible with wings. They are all artistic impressions: A man having two foot, two hands, and two wings; it is Roman Catholic picture, which they passed on to all their daughters—Churches— that came out from them.
26. You know, she is a whore that produced too many daughters, which even Pentecostals are included. They came out of her.
THE DWELLING PLACE OF GOD
Now, if Christ comes back here on earth—LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS—I believe He is here with me. “Christ is in heaven, one day He will come back,” and they are waiting for a day in the future when He will come back.
28. Currently, do they know the picture He will assume when He will be coming back? Since He is coming back as an individual, the same way He ascended, where will He descend; in Nigeria or Jerusalem or Iraqi or South Africa? Because if He is coming from the air, He will be landing there either in the sun or on the moon before touching the earth. Is that not true?
29. When it is midnight in Nigeria, is it night in America? When the sun is shinning in Nigeria, is it shinning in London? You see the problem of the people there. If Christ comes now in Jerusalem, somebody in Nigeria, will he see Him? Will he notice His appearing in the air?
30. If aeroplane is landing now in New York, will you see it in Nigeria? You see why they are already disappointed. They are waiting for somebody they have never seen for one day. They don’t know how He looks like. In addition, they missed Him by not taking heed and not keeping watch through His Word.
31. If they have kept watch through His Word, they would have discovered where He said we must go and wait for Him. They would have seen His nature because all of them that are expecting Him have not seen Him as a human being.
FROM CREATION, GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MAN
I learnt a man came to the Fellowship and left last week. What troubled him most was that we were saying that God is a man, and he said that God is not a man.
33. From Creation, God has always been a man. In the Garden of Eden, He was a man fellowshipping with Adam and Eve. He met Abraham as a man and ate food prepared by Serah. He revealed Himself even to Lot as a man. Anywhere He went, He reveal Himself as a man. To Manoah and his wife, He revealed Himself as a man. God had been a man from the very Creation.
34. Yet, they will read Malachi 3 verse 6: “I am the Lord I changeth not.” Today, He is a Spirit to them; He is no longer a man.
35. Now, they are looking at the sky. Assuming He comes back actually at last, I say granted He will come at last in the form of a man, what will be His Name? Will He still come back with the old Name, Jehovah? Or will He come with the old Name, Jesus Christ? Will He come with Yahweh or will He come with an entirely new Name? If He is coming back with a new Name, what is that Name?
36. Let’s go back to the Bible. I want to help as many as are gazing at the sky today; and as many as are wishing to see Him.
37. Nobody will know Him better than John the Revelator. Let us look at the book of Revelation where He descended to John the Revelator. He disclosed the whole thing to John the Revelator.
38. The book of Revelation chapter 3, verse 12: “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” KJV.
39. Note it. Oh! New Jerusalem. He has a Name. That Name must be within Jerusalem.  Brethren, are we coming closer to something that is truth? Are we coming closer?
40. Thus, anybody that must see Him can never expect Him to answer the name Jesus Christ. In addition, the new Jerusalem cannot answer Jerusalem. These two things are coming together.
41. If you are expecting to see Him answering Jesus Christ, you have missed Him already. So, expect a new Name. Is it in line with the prophets?
42. Somebody is censoring this Message somewhere.
43. Isaiah chapter 62, verse 1-6: “For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee. I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence.” KJV.
44. In other words, He is going to reveal Himself as a Gentile. He is going to reveal Himself not as a Jew, but as a Gentile. “Behold, God cometh from Edom. Is Edom not a Gentile nation? Which the mouth of the Lord shall name.”
45. But people are expecting Him to come, not knowing the Name He will answer when He will come. But we know that He has never gone anywhere. He is in the Bridal Faith—the Bride Ministry. We know He has only been changing badger skins. He has only been changing uniforms.

THE HOLY GHOST IS THE COMFORTER
If we are in the Faith without a Comforter, we are lost. I say we are completely lost. You had better accept this Truth. If we are as a Church or children of God and the Comforter He promised to send is not with us, we are lost. Our claim is false. We are completely deceived.
47. What is our Comforter? The Holy Word of God. The Holy Ghost. What is keeping us together? Is it not the Word of God? What is the basis of our rejoicing? We have the WORD in our midst. Full stop.
48. Others may have signs and wonders, miracles and what have you, but we boast of having the WORD. He that has the WORD has the fullness. He has God. If you don’t have God, you can’t have the Word of God. Full stop.

GOD REVEALS HIMSELF IN SIMPLICITY
Now, we want to trace a little thing further. Will He come as a Jew or as a Gentile? As many as are waiting for Him in the sky and they are here in the Gentile nation called Nigeria and some other nations in the Gentiles; and they are gazing at the sky which they call their heaven, when He shall be revealed in the same manner He is going to descend; did He ascend from the Gentile world?
51. Besides, He said He is coming in the same manner. You better go to the Jews, go to Mount Olives and start looking at the sky; for if you stay here and look at the sky, you will be disappointed. Did you get the Message?
52. He will reveal Himself to the Gentiles in the Church and He will reveal Himself to the Jews once at a time, in a manner where all of them will see Him. Are you getting what I am saying?
53. And it is only before the Jews that He will raise His two hands and show them where they pierced Him. But to the Gentiles, nobody will see such mark. To the Gentiles, nobody will see such mark. If you are looking for that mark, you have missed it already. It is not your promise.
54. But some people sing in their songs: We shall know recognize Him by the nail scar on His hands and legs.
55. Some people have started impersonating it in the Roman Catholic. Some of them are women, some ladies that are unmarried. They say that every Easter, blood will be coming out of their hands and out of their sides, and this and that. I said, “Was any woman crucified the day Christ was crucified?” Impersonating spirit at work.
56. Was Virgin Mary crucified? Everywhere, they are seeing apparition (ghost/spirit). They are seeing Virgin Mary; nobody has ever seen Jesus Christ. Nobody has seen Joseph. Something is wrong with Roman Catholic. So, God has given them fully over to the spirit of delusion to believe lies. So, it is with the Pentecostals.
57. That is why, anywhere you hear that a man of God is coming, they will rush there. “A man of God is coming,” they will rush there.
58. Now, Let us see how He said He would come.
59. St. Matthew chapter 12, verse 18-21: “Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.” KJV.
59. There should be no disturbance there. He is revealing Himself as a Gentile. Did you see what is happening? He will not make any noise in the street. Nobody will see His poster. He can never organize crusade. He can never organize seminar or anything anywhere. He will be a very quiet man with a silent ministry. You cannot hear His Voice in any radio or television. No! No worldwide campaign for popularity.
60. Here in Nigeria, when a man says God has called him, before you know it, he will task his members and rush to America in search of American dollar. Anybody that has not been to America is not a preacher. Even those that cannot read John 3:16.
61. This continued until a certain time young boys started impersonating to be ministers, taking that ticket to transport themselves to Germany. You heard the testimony in this Faith. One woman who came to Fellowship with us one day told us that her pastor helped her husband to obtain visa to pose as a preacher, as a pastor, when her husband has not been to any Church before. And the man got there and he could not open the Bible. The Germans discovered his foolishness and pushed him back. He landed at Greece. You know, it is a hopeless situation.
62. Somebody said he is a man of God, got visa, got ticket and everything. A pastor helped him to tell lies to go to Germany to get German Mark (money) and there, God exposed his foolishness. He couldn’t read John 3:16, being a Roman Catholic.
63. You know, it is a horrible situation. I wonder what he was doing in the pulpit, until the people saw him and said, “Carry this man down.” That’s what Nigerians are doing.
64. Look at God revealing Himself in a very quiet way and it is because of the quietness of His ministry that made His disciples to reject Him. I mean, His brethren said to Him, “If what you are saying is of God, go outside and tell people. For anybody that is doing anything that is good will always advertise it.”
65. So to them, what He was saying is not of God, otherwise, He should have gone into worldwide preaching. Is it any wonder to any of you why even our Brother, the Son of Man, finds it difficult to go out? Who had ever heard His Voice in the streets of Onitsha? Nobody.
66. As many as have read our books, did they discover Him through the books? No. He has remained behind them. Yet, in Him is the shewbread. If I need popularity, one publication would have made me popular. It is a matter of placing my picture in front with my big name there. And immediately, I will become a great man of God in Nigeria, with Pillar of Cloud over me, but nothing like that. Did you get what I am saying?
67. The scriptural commission of a servant of God will tell you who he is. When I will go to Isaiah chapter 42, you will compare it with where I showed you in Matthew.
WHAT IS THE NAME OF GOD IN HIS SECOND COMING?
St. Matthew chapter 12, verse 18-21 again: “Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.” KJV.
69. And in His Name shall the Gentiles trust. What is His Name? People that are looking for Him, they are waiting for a man that will come with the inscription: JESUS CHRIST on His face.
70. Have they not missed it? Don’t worry. William Branham has told us that Christ means nothing but Anointed One. Anointed with what? I say, anointed with the Spirit of God. Even the Amplified Bible said Christ Jesus, the Anointed One. Christ, the Anointed One. Do we have one that is anointed with the Spirit of God? Vindicated and confirmed? Who knows no other thing but the Word? In whom we can now put our trust?
71. We continue a little.
72. We have seen Him revealing Himself, saying that He is coming with a new Name, which we don’t know.
73. Isaiah chapter 42. Make comparisons if you wish. I know you are expecting me to call a spade, a spade. But I am coming to something.
74. Isaiah chapter 42, verse 1-5: “Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein.” KJV.
75. God bless you Brethren. Can we understand anything there? Is there any consolation there?
76. Acts of Apostles chapter 26, verse 15-18: “And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” KJV.



WHERE GOD IS TABERNACLING
Was a man commissioned to do so? So you can be sanctified by the faith that is in a man. Are you getting what I am saying? Who was sent to come and open your eyes of understanding, delivering you from the power of Satan? Is it St. Paul? Were you not quoting St. Paul and reading the Bible? Yet you were heathens and pagans.
78. That is why, the prophet said that when he revealed Himself in St. Paul, they missed Him. Is Paul alive today? He is in the grave. Did Christ die with him? No. Christ is still here. LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.
79. The same way He revealed Himself in William Branham, they missed it. William Branham died in 1965. Did Christ die? Christ is still here. LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.
80. Where is He? Who can the Gentiles look at? There must be a place that must be called by a new name. That’s New Jerusalem, you know it. You are welcomed to Mount Zion, the city of the most HOLY GOD.
81. You know what Mount Zion is all about. The Bible called it the “new heavenly Jerusalem,” the Church of the First Born. And He is the head of the Body, the Church, that in all things He alone must have the preeminence. Without Him, there is no Church.
82. But you had better locate where He is tabernacling, forget about the new Name. Let me just continue, in the end, you will stop at something.
83. I MUST DO MY WORK. THE WORK OF HE THAT SENT ME, BECAUSE THE DAY COMETH WHEN NO MAN SHALL WORK. MAYBE YOU ARE ABOUT TO MEET HIM. MAYBE SOMETHING IS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE. I DON’T BELIEVE THAT THIS REVELATION IS IN VAIN.
84. You must first of all pray and say, “God, what is the essence of all these wonderful revelations that started since the month of March till now? Where is the revelation taking us to?”
85. Don’t worry, as many as do not know Him can slap Him, they can spit on Him. They can place a curse on Him. This is what blindness can cause.
86. Will He make noise in the street like the Pentecostal preachers, or self-acclaimed men of God? Will He go about introducing Himself as Son of Man, the very Christ, or great man of God? Will He be pasting His photographs on the trees and walls everywhere?
87. We continue. We will know Him. Check the book of St. John chapter 16, verse 25, what is as plain as the statement there?
88. St. John chapter 16, verse 25: “These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.” KJV.
89. Was He referring to the world?
90. St. John chapter 16, verse 26-33: “At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” KJV.
91. Is there anything as plain as this language? They understood after a lengthy teaching. After a plain teaching, it became very clear. They said, “Well, now we know that you know all things, you have no need that any man should teach you. And by this we believe that thou comest from God. You are not making a false claim.”
92. I am still going further. 

DOCTRINES FOR THE ELECT—PARABLES FOR THE NON-ELECT
Why did He use parables? It has been His business or manner of life to use parables to blind the non-elects. God has used parables to blind the non-elects and establishing the Elects in the doctrines. Is that not true? What is the essence of God using parables? To who are parables meant for? To the non-elect.
94. Isaiah 6:9-10: “And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.” KJV.
95. From the time of the prophets, anybody God has not intended to help, or heal, or to help to get converted—because conversion is divine—God will talk to him in proverbs, thereby blinding him.
96. St. Mark, chapter 4, verse 1-2: “And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine.”
97. Two things there: a great multitude gathered including His own Elect at the seaside. He opened His mouth and started talking to them in parables. Did you get the Message? While they fixed their eyes and their ears on the parables, He opened up in doctrines. The Elect understood the doctrines. But the parables have already blinded the multitude.
98. Why did they abandon Him in St. John 6? Simply because, he used parables, illustrations, using His flesh and His blood, the multitude left.
99. All these years, I have been able to tell you a lot of things in parables, and in doctrines at times, but now I believe that the hour has come for us to know exactly whom we have believed in, and whom we have trusted in, so that we will be in a position to quote Him, because by and by, we must reason together and agree. There must be agreement.
100. When I never said anything, you wanted to strangle me. What if I said anything and it failed you? I would have been in the bottomless pit. This is why we must discuss anything and agree first, and we cannot agree until faith is lifted in somebody by way of revelation. LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.
101. Can you go to rapture without me? Maybe I have an industry here that will keep me behind. Do you think you are desiring rapture more than myself? Or, you are passing through troubles in the flesh more than me?
102. Glory be to God.
103. If not that God from the beginning, has given me sound health, the troubles of the Churches alone would have weighed me down. Do you know it is not easy for you to lose somebody who all the way, all the time has been walking close to you, claiming to be a friend, a Brother, a minister—you talk together, eat together, have everything in common—all of a sudden, he starts saying blasphemous things, taking you by surprise and you wonder why—no discussion, no disagreement; won’t you feel shocked?
104. It will take you at least some minutes to recover from the shock, unless you have been praying a wrong prayer for such a person, or expecting such a person to come from there. No. I make good prayers for all the Churches. However, I trust God because, I told you clearly from now: whatever you see in the Churches, glorify God.
105. Many people will leave. Big names will also leave. We prayed a prayer and I told you that the person God will use in answering you may be your best minister. Didn’t we pray a prayer in the Faith that God should remove every make-believers and mixed-multitudes, uproot them, show them the way out, and then take us away?
106. I told you that God is going to answer the prayer in all the Churches. That the person that may be affected, may be your best Minister, your best Evangelist, your best Pastor. There shouldn’t be any sympathy for anybody that is affected.
107. If you say, “Oh! How I love Brother Ben,” if it is not Brother Ben, who do you pray it should be? Maybe because, the person that is leaving is not the one you wanted to leave. But God has done that which is right in His sight.
108. Maybe, because it is not Brother Odoemena. God is all out to trim down the crowd and He has the right to remove anybody He wants to remove.
109. St. Mark chapter 4, verse 9-12: “And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.” KJV.
110. Who has hardened their hearts that they will not repent? Who locked them outside? What did He use in hardening them? Parables. What did He use in blinding them? Parables. Read the Scripture (St. Mark chapter 4, verse 9-12) in the Amplified Bible if you have one.
111. Outside our circle—the Bridal Faith—everything is done in parable.
112. St. John, chapter 7. you should always cross check these Scriptures I am giving you. I have discovered that when I ask you to write the Scriptures down, when you get home you don’t crosscheck, you find it even difficult to read, you feel satisfied with the much you have gathered. It is a wrong spirit. If because of your weaknesses, I give you Scriptures to support the teaching; your duty is to crosscheck them until you have finished all of them.
113. St John chapter 7, verse 15-20: “And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?” KJV.
114. You see, if I should dwell a little there, I will say few things. Let me go a little down.
WHY THE LAW WAS CHANGED TO GRACE
St John chapter 7, verse 19-24:  “Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day? Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”
116. (a) You are out of your mind. (b) Did not Moses give you the law? (c)The tradition of circumcision is older than Moses’ law.
117. Even on the Sabbath day, did a man get the message? Let me stop there.
118. People were living their lives ordinarily well, the way God said they should live, even before the Law came and the Law came as a result of stubbornness. It was a fiery law, to enable them perish. It was not intended to give life but to give death. And the people couldn’t do otherwise, they just continued in their old ways of living. Seeing that they could do nothing, they continued transgressing and Christ came and joined in the transgression.
119. What is sin? Sin is the transgression of the Law. And where there is no law, there is no sin. You can crosscheck these Scriptures, John 8:23—32; Matthew 13:13 —15.
120. What will He do when He comes back? People that are expecting Christ to come back the second time, if Christ comes back the second time, what will He do by which we can recognize Him? What will He go back doing?
121. You know, some people have been expecting that the second return of Christ means to fly away: “We will meet Him in the air.” Let us look at the book of Hebrews.
122. Hebrews chapter 9, verse 24-28: “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” KJV.
123. He put away the power of sin forever. And the Bible says that the power of sin is the Law. Moreover, He has come to put away the power of sin forever. And somebody wants us to bring back that which God has put away forever. Even if our Pastor will like to bring it back, all of us will fight him in this Faith. However, I know he will not do it because he is enjoying Grace. It is by Grace that we are saved—unmerited favour—it is not by Spirit, it is not by might.
WHAT CHRIST WILL DO IN HIS SECOND ADVENT
Hebrews chapter 9, verse 26-28: “For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many;” KJV.
125. Christ died only once as an offering for the sins of many people; is it for the sins of the world?
126. Hebrews chapter 9, verse 28: “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” KJV.
127. Is there anything as plain as this? People that are expecting Christ to come back the second time, what did He say He will do when He comes back? What will be His business? Will He come to deal with sins again? What will He be doing on earth? Will He reveal Himself to everybody? He is meeting people that are eagerly and patiently waiting for Him.
128. Are all the people in the world patiently and readily waiting for Him? No sir! People that have been swallowed by their businesses and politics, that have lost even the fear of God. They can talk anyhow, behave anyhow; are they patiently and sincerely waiting for God?
129. In other words, if God will come, they will miss Him because they are not sincere. They are not patiently waiting for God at His Word. They have already missed Him and they know it not.
18. Now, did anything in Hebrews chapter 9, verse 28 mean rapture? Christ is coming back with full salvation, not to deal with sin. It is very clear.
130. Christ died for the Church and not for the world. When He was making His last prayer, He said, “Father, I am praying for my own, I am not praying for the world. They were yours and you have given them to me. Sanctify them by thy Word, for thy Word is truth.”
131. But many a time, I hear preachers saying that He died for the world. Which world? I say which world? His coming the second time, only few people will see Him. As many as wait for Him will see Him. But now, how many are waiting for Him patiently? He will reveal Himself the second time.
132. In other words, nobody has ever received full salvation until now. Until now, nobody has received full salvation, for He is coming with full salvation in His hands.
133. Until He comes the second time, no full salvation, and He will reveal Himself not to the world but to as many as will be patiently and eagerly waiting for Him. How many are eager to receive God in their day? Just very few people. Very few people!
134. Don’t mind what they are saying in the radios and televisions. They are not serious. They can fool themselves and not this Church—the Bridal Faith.  LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS. Amen.
In each dispensation or age, there was a revealed righteousness of the Saints of that day. This righteousness has always been hidden in the Messenger of that age, and it is only revealed to the Elect of that day through His message. The rest are cut off.
-Son of Man
CHAPTER EIGHT
THE BONE OF CONTENTION IN EVERY AGE
I am coming to the end of this Message but not immediately. THE BONE OF CONTENTION IN ALL THE AGES; THE GREATEST DISPUTE; THE GREATEST STUMBLING BLOCK IN CHRISTIANITY IS TO ACCEPT WHOLE-HEARTEDLY THAT GOD IS A MAN.
2. And if He is a man in the beginning, He will remain a man in the end. And if He is a man, there must be a family that will be privileged to have Him as a son. If He is a man, surely, He has the right to marry a wife. There must be a woman that will be privileged to be His wife.
3. Remember, there are many that run in a race, but one has the victory. Roman Catholic is running the race, every denomination, they are all running the race, but one has the victory. Remember the Message: THE FIRST SHALL BE THE LAST AND THE LAST SHALL BE THE FIRST. The Bride Ministry is the last ministry that will come on earth. There won’t be another revival after this. There will never be another revival after this.
4. If another Christ will come with another revival, what will He say? Will He print another new Bible? This is the last revival on earth; preparing you to meet your Lord in heaven, and you know where your heaven is.
5. Abraham was promised heaven and that heaven is mentioned in the Bible. If you are Abraham’s descendants, surely, you must inherit that which God gave Abraham. The Bible said we are heirs of the Promise through Christ. That in Christ, whatever God promised Abraham now belongeth to us. Read it in the book of Galatians, so clear.
6. But what did God promise Abraham? Did God promise Abraham heaven in the sky? You can go to Genesis; you will see the Promise. People who want to go somewhere, well, you can go.
GOD IS A MAN!
Romans chapter 1, verse 1-3: “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh.” KJV.
8. He came as what? As a human being. Can God be man? Now, God came as a human baby. A woman nursed God, carried God, and fed God with her breast. Yet that was Christ.
9. If you read in Colossians chapter 1 verse 16, He is the Creator of heaven and earth and everything therein. Yet a woman was privileged to have that God as a son. What a mystery! What a stumbling block! Who can believe this? It will take a supernatural believer to believe it.
10. Say it in the Pentecostals; they will close their ears. Yet, they believe Jesus Christ to be God Himself. Some will even make Him a second God.
11. Romans chapter 1, verse 3-4: “Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.”  KJV.
12. Second Timothy chapter 2, verse 8: “Don‘t ever forget the wonderful fact that Jesus Christ was a man” Living Bible.
13. The bone of contention. Don’t ever forget that Jesus Christ was a man. His own man, is it different from our man? Mary’s own pregnancy, did it last more than 9 months? Was there any other way she delivered the baby if not the way other women are delivering today?
14.  “Don ‘t ever forget the wonderful fact that Jesus Christ was a man, born into King David’s family, and that he was God.”
15. And that He was what? God. He was God Himself. Not anything less.
38. “As shown by the fact that he rose again from the dead. It is because I have preached this great truth that lam in trouble here and I have been put in jail like a criminal.”
16. “It is because of proclaiming this great truth that people are calling me every kind of blasphemous name. That’s why I am in trouble everywhere I go.” Who has ever heard a man saying this? How can God be a man? “I know God can be a man, but God can never be this man.” But God is a man unless you don’t believe the Bible.
17. If God is a man, where is He? Where do we find Him? Where is He living? “I know God is a man, but not this man.” If it is not this man, show us the man that is God then. If it is not this man, why is it not this man?
18. It is a man, not men. One man, and must come from a family. There must be a village that must be privileged to have Him and say, “He is from my village. He is my town’s man. He is my brother’s brother. He is my wife’s brother, this and that.” His (God) own man is not different from our own man.
19. Are you not a man? I am a man; you are a man. If out of you I become God, is it not Scriptural? What I am speaking to you, is it word of the Devil? Did I print new Bible? Are you now astonished at the teaching all these years? Stop there! We want to go somewhere.
20. LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.
21. You want to get something. He is a man.
22. Timothy chapter 3, verse 16: “It is quite true that the way to live a godly life is not an easy matter. But the answer lies in Christ, who came to earth as a man.” Living Bible.
23. He came to earth as a man. Today, is He not on earth? Is He with you in the sky? The problem with humanity is how to trace Him. Where do we go and see Him? Since you say He is here; and now, when they see Him, they will overestimate Him, because there are so many things, which they have in mind, which He will be doing. But when they now see Him, He will not even attempt any of them.
24. That’s why at times you see them carrying a dead corpse to Him. Kuku gbagba, kuku gbagba. And they don’t know that it is not the reason why He has come the second time. He has come with “full salvation.” It is occasionally that He will just administer few healings and go away. Just occasionally, and sympathetically.
25. He can say, “Well, you can rise up there.” That’s sympathetically, but it is not why He is sent. Every sent man must keep to his commission. If you want signs and wonders, you know where you should go. But if you want eternal life, come to the Bridal Faith. The only thing we can offer you in the  Faith is eternal life. We have the word of eternal life. Only people that want eternal life stay in the  Faith.
26. BUT IF YOU WANT ATTRACTION—MACHAM, MACHAM—SIGNS AND WONDERS, GO OVER THERE. THERE ARE GIFTS; ABRAHAM GAVE GIFTS TO HIS BASTARD CHILDREN AND SENT THEM AWAY. ARE YOU GETTING WHAT I AM SAYING? THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GIFTS BLIND.
27. There is a way a man will operate with God’s gifts, and you will think that God is with him. I say, gifts blind. That is why you will see some that will succeed in speaking in tongues, they say that they have God.
28. Evidence of Holy Ghost baptism, is it speaking in tongues? No. It is not speaking in tongues. The Devil can speak in tongues. The Devil can perform miracles, signs and wonders. He can even prophesy and it will come to pass. Anybody following signs and wonders can be easily deceived.
29. Christ came here on earth as a man and has remained here as a man. He has every attribute of a man. If I am a man, look at me well, well. Whatever you as a man is made up of, that is what I am made up of. That is all. That settles the matter. The bone of contention—as many as believed that He is a man, these are the people that believed God. But as many as do not believe that He came as a man, the Bible says that they are the anti-Christs. Is that not the Bible?
30. First John chapter 4, verse 1-2: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God.” KJV.
31. If it agrees that Christ came here on earth with human body, then the Message is from God. Original. We have not believed cunningly devised fables.
32. First John chapter 4, verse 3: “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” KJV.
33. Therefore, anybody that does not acknowledge that what I am saying is truth, he is the very anti-Christ. Whoever that is against me is against my teaching, is against the Church and is the very anti-Christ. I don’t care your relationship with the man or with the woman; he is that false prophet, the false messiah, the very anti-Christ.
34. In other words, as many as are not in this Faith, they have received the “mark of the beast,” though they know it not; because they think it is going to be on their foreheads, but the Bible didn’t say so. The Bible says that let he that has understanding, let him calculate—arithmetic—for this stands for the name of a man.
35. You anti-Christ, you will soon get the mark of the beast. I have told you that the computer has arrived in Nigeria. Very soon, they will start making everybody 666 on the forehead and on the shoulder. It is not computer.
36. There is no computer like that in Nigeria that will mark you 666 on the face, mark you 666 on the shoulder. Who will operate it? It is a spiritual mark that the Bible revealed in the book of Revelation—that it is a mark of unbelief.
37. He that believeth not is marked already. As many as believed, they have the token. They have the seal of God; and that’s sign of God’s ownership.
38. It is only in this  Faith that you can hear this. Outside this  Faith, they believe that God is a spirit, that He is not a man, that He is not a person that we can see, touch and hold.
39. “Now I have witnesses;” Saint John said, “That which we have seen with our eyes and handled with our hands.” If it is a spirit, will they touch it with their hands? Will they see spirit with their eyes?
40. First Timothy chapter 3, verse 16.:“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was made manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” KJV.
41. First Timothy chapter 3, verse 16:“It is quite true that the way to live a godly life is not an easy matter. But the answer lies in Christ, who came to earth as a man, was proved spotless and pure in his spirit, was served by angels, was preached among the nations, was accepted by men everywhere, and was received up again to his glory in heaven.” Living Bible.
42. Hebrews chapter 2, verse 10-15. “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.”  KJV.
43. For only as a human what? human being. Is there anybody doubting this then? Anybody that doubts it is an anti-Christ. There are things that are most surely believed among us. Somebody may say, “Well, I believe.” What you are saying is truth but you are not the one.
44. Sure, I am not the One (Christ), but can you please show us the One? Maybe He is coming in the future. He is coming in the future. Maybe after rapture, that one will come and start a ministry. If while we are expecting rapture and that one is not on the earth, then, we are wasting our time.
45. I go a little further. I am going somewhere.
46. Look at the person we are discussing; the person we are discussing is in St. John chapter 1, verse 1-3: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” KJV.
47. Who made the world? God. Did the world recognize Him when He came? The world never recognize Him.
48. St. John chapter 1, verse 14:“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.” KJV.
49. Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us. How many noticed Him? Only the Elect can notice Him because these are the things that are most surely believed among us. You can’t hear it outside our midst. Outside our  Faith, everybody is worshipping an unseen Spirit.
50. You see, that is why St. Paul looked at them in Athens and said, “You worship something you know not.” People are worshipping God they have never seen. They didn’t know. They don’t know how He looks like. They don’t know His behaviour.
51. If you don’t know the behaviour of God, how can you pattern after Him? Who then is your example? You are given “a man” to look up to, who is the beginning and the ending of your faith. Whatever you are holding as your faith today, from where did you collect it? Were you holding it before?
52. You know, man is always filled with pride. That is the problem of mankind. To whom will He reveal Himself, or to whom has He revealed Himself?
53. St. Matthew chapter 13, verse 16-17: “But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.” KJV.
54. So there can be righteous people today in their own assessments, yet, they have not come face-to-face with this revealed truth. Remember, in the last days, God said that He is going to destroy the wisdom of the wise, and set aside the understanding of the scholars.
55. St. Matthew chapter 13, verse 51-52. “Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.” KJV.
56. If you go to Old Testament, we are there. You go to old system, we are there. You go to New Testament, we are there. The two Pillars of the Church, we are ever strong.
57. Hear what the Bible is saying, St. Matthew chapter 13, verse 53-58:“And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” KJV.
58. Blessed be the Name of the Lord. If He is indeed a human being in the First Advent, will He be an invisible spirit in the Second Advent? If in the First Advent, He came through a woman, will He jump from the sky in the Second Advent? Consider what I said, and let the good Lord give you perfect understanding.
59. I say, surely, His Name is Emmanuel: God is with us. I say, surely, His Name is Emmanuel: God is with us. LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.
60. Finally, that we have known all these things is not by might, it is just by the Spirit of the Living God. He has given Grace to the simple. We have humbled ourselves and we have received Grace.
61. Luke chapter 10, verse 21-24: “In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.” KJV.
62. And to those whom the Son chooses to reveal Him. In other words, when the Father is revealed, God is revealed. You don’t know whom the Son of God is. You can never know Him until God reveals Him to you. In addition, you can never know who is called God until the Son reveals Him to you. Therefore, it is by divine revelation. And you must depend on somebody. There must be a Son on the scene who will reveal the Father to His Brethren.
63. LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS. He cometh in a new Name. He cometh as a thief at an hour when you have not desired Him. Jehovah Shamar. God is with us, and we know that.
64. At this point Brethren, I say, may God bless you. Thank you and remain blessed in Him eternally.