Bride of Christ Ministry World Wide: WHY HAVE YOU DECIDED TO RAISE A WASTED GENERATION?
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WHY HAVE YOU DECIDED TO RAISE A WASTED GENERATION?

“ Compiled” By Pastor Emmanuel Innah @ Household of God, Cross River A BOOK IN THE DAYS OF THE SON OF MAN
BRIDE OF CHRIST


When you neglect the training of your children, you are multiplying wickedness. We are trying to reduce the level of wickedness in the society that is why we are training our children in a godly way. If you are not training your children in the fear of the Lord, you are increasing the number of wicked people in the society. If you have seen families who didn't train their children well, you will regret going into marriage-you will hate marriage. – THE SON OF MAN.
DANGER OF OVER-PAMPERING CHILDREN-THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD; Page 7

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A WASTED GENERATION
A wasted generation is an ungodly generation. A generation whose inhabitants or populace are ungodly.
2.            “I do not know whether somebody is catching Me. I hope I am not wasting My time with a wasted generation. Let me tell you. Without you and I, this generation would have been a wasted generation; a generation that never knew God. A generation that capitalizes on riches, on materialism and ends it in nullity. A generation that prefers pleasure to godly life.” (THE YEAR OF DISASTER;  Page 88 verse 5; 3rd January 2016)
3.           A wasted generation is any generation that does not have the fear of God; a generation whose thoughts are continuously evil; a generation that delights in doing evil.
4.            John the Baptist refers to such generation as generation of vipers. Luke 3: 7-8 “Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath of God to come?
5.            Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, we have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. KJV
6.           So he said to the crowds who came out to be baptized by him, you offspring of vipers! “Who secretly warned you to flee from the coming wrath of God?
7.           Bear fruits that are deserving and consistent with [your] repentance [that is, conduct worthy of a heart changed, a heart abhorring sin].
8.           And do not begin to say to yourselves, We have Abraham as our father, for I tell you that God is able from these stones to raise up descendants for Abraham.” AMP.
9.           Timothy gave a vivid picture of the characters of an ungodly generation and warned us to run away from them.
10.        2 Timothy 3:1 – 5 1“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  2For men shall be LOVERS OF THEIR OWN SELVES, COVETOUS, BOASTERS, PROUD, BLASPHEMERS, DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS, UNTHANKFUL, UNHOLY,
11.       3WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION, TRUCEBREAKERS, FALSE ACCUSERS, INCONTINENT, FIERCE, DESPISERS OF THOSE THAT ARE GOOD,
12.       4TRAITORS, HEADY, HIGH-MINDED, LOVERS OF PLEASURES MORE THAN LOVERS OF GOD; HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS, BUT DENYING THE POWER THEREOF: from such turn away.” KJV.
13.       If you do not want to belong to a wasted generation better be serious with the Message you are collecting from God. EXAMINE YOUR FAMILY UPBRINGING; Page 26 vs. 1; Preached on 16th March, 2008.
14.       If you do not want to raise a wasted generation; If you do not want to raise a wasted generation like Eli who feared his children rather than God Almighty, better train them in the ways of the Lord.
15.        He [Eli] was a devoted high priest who was unable to train his children, for he delighted in training other people’s children rather than his own children, even when it was reported to him concerning his children’s attitude towards those who came to worship God.
16.       In the Message, I AM THE STANDARD FOR JUDGEMENT TO ALL MEN VOLUME 2; Page 156 verse 54 – 58, God said “…To what extent have you motivated your people to obey the Word of God? WHO ARE YOUR PEOPLE? YOUR NUCLEAR FAMILY.
17.       God told us that it is not only teaching the members of your family about this Faith that matters but to convince them, showing them evidence to the point that they will have that conviction that you as their parents are not deceiving them.
18.       56To what extent have you motivated your people to obey the Word of GodOr are you helping them on their unbelief?
19.       ...57Well, whatever he wants to do let him do.58To what extent have you manifested unbelief in your ministry, for which course your ministry has been blamed?
20.       What type of influence are your people getting from you? Are you influencing them wrongly or rightly?
21.       These are questions every one of us should answer privately in our homes and then know the answer that we will give.” Are you a motivator or a discouragement?
22.       Also in the Message, OPERATION BE YOUR BROTHER’S KEEPER VOLUME 1 Page 108 verse 63 “… but our Message said, “BE DILIGENT TO LOOK INTO THE STATE OF YOUR FAMILY, WHICH IS YOUR FLOCK.”
23.       The first flock that is entrusted to my care is my family. I am the shepherd of my family; you are shepherd of your family.  Thus your family is your flock.
24.       If my family is the flock entrusted to my care by Almighty God, don’t you think I must give account of my stewardship as far as this matter is concerned? Why have you decided to render them useless by not espousing them to the Word of He that entrusted them into your care?
25.        Why have you decided to raise them as a wasted generation? What excuse will you give God for being wicked to these children?
26.       See, God is against any man that refuses to train these children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
27.       It is so serious that Jesus said in Matthew 10 that we should not hinder them from coming to God.
28.       13And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
29.       14But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer not the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
30.       15Verily I say unto you, Whosoever, shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” KJV
31.       In Matthew 18:6 He said it is better that a millstone is hanged about the neck of that person and be drawn in the depth of the sea.
32.       “But who so shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” KJV
33.       But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in and acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin [that is, who entices him or hinders him in right conduct or though], it would be better (more expedient and profitable or advantageous) for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be sunk in the depth of the sea. AMP
34.       The aim of this message is to show parents their responsibilities towards their children so that they will start making amendment where they have failed, so that it might be well them at the end. Amen.  (WHAT IS REQUIRED OF YOU TOWARDS YOUR CHILDREN? Page 39 verse 84; 6th February 2000)
35.       Now, to the entire parents in the Bridal Faith, I charge all of you in the Name of God as I have always been charging you to monitor the development of your children and works both spiritually and morally and not in academics only, for if they become brilliant in academics, while they are spiritually and morally bankrupt, they must turn out to be brilliant criminals to your utter shame and disappointment.
36.       It then means you have laboured in vain; you have raised a wasted generation. Do not say they are adults because the okra plant can never grow above the planter.
37.       That my child has grown above my disciplinary measures is a manifestation of unacceptable weakness on the side of the parents. LOVE LETTER FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SON OF MAN TO ALL LOCAL ASSEMBLIES AND INDIVIDUAL THAT MAKE UP THE BRIDE FAITH WORLD WIDE; PARAGRAPH 5; Dated 22nd October, 2019
38.                        Hear the word of your messenger in this present time concerning all these burning issues. A woman who is convinced that she is a child of God should conscientiously seek to conduct herself in a manner revealing her appreciation of the fact that her whole life course comes under the unseeing and unnoticeable view of Almighty God at all times. She must work hard not to use her mouth or tongue for slander, gossip or hurt but rather to build up and encourage others. Moderation in food and drinks are certainly in order. As a wife and mother, she must be exemplary in her love, doing her best to make her husband feel at home by providing nourishing food for the family at the right time and by creating a peaceful and conducive environment for the husband's relaxation after the day’s activities.
39.                        FAMILY MENU VOLUME 1;
40.                        Page 12 vs. 12 – 16
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THE IMPACT OF HAVING A SPIRITUAL WIFE


And God is saying that we should be one through His word. He has given us His word and we received it. Hhas made us to be one.
2.           No division in family that has decided to believe in God, walk in the truth and abide in the truth. Never! You can never see division.
3.           Thus, when say live your life as if you are not married. am saying you should stop worshipping your wife. Stop worshipping your husband. Worship God. Obey God. Reverence God.
4.           You will now discover that indirectly that in your honest attempt to reverence God, obey God, worship God, you have fulfilled all the demands of your husband who is also godly.
5.           Is there any other thing man is demanding from the wife other than what God is demanding? And these things are reciprocal.
6.           In your husband’s attempt to fear God, honour God ,do the will of God, you now discover he will not harm you; hwill not do you hurt, he can never walk contrary, you will enjoy him, he will enjoy you for you are all godly. Amen. HAVE NOT COME TO BRING PEACE BUT DIVISION AND STRIFE; Preached on Sunday 17th November 2017; Page 66 verse58, 61 – 62.
7.           Only spiritual wife will be subject to her husband.  As long as you are not spiritual, you can never be subject to your husband.
8.           Every instruction given to you, you must kick against it. If you do not kick against it physically where your husband will see it, you will kick against it in your inner voice. (I AM THE WORD VOLUME1;19thJanuary, 2014; PAGE 95, VERSE 47)
9.           BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL MAN OF GOD, THERE MUST BE A VERY SPIRITUAL, UNDERSTANDING AND DEDICATED WIFE.
10.       A wife dedicated to what? Dedicated to the ministry of the husband. If your wife is not dedicated to your ministry, you must make a shipwreck.
11.       NUMBER ONE THING YOU MUST CONSIDER AS A MAN OF GOD IS HAVING A SPIRITUAL WIFE. Even if she does not belong to your faith, find out if the spirit in her will say amen to your faith or not.
12.       If you go to the Great Sermon, I said, “THE CREDIT TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS MINISTRY WILL BE INCOMPLETE WITHOUT MENTIONING THE CONTRIBUTION OF MY WIFE.”
13.       And you are witnesses that she has been with Me from the very beginning, THE GREAT SERMON, of course, you can tell the story. (GOD’S NATURE IS YOUR TICKET TO PARADISE Page 92, verse 58 & 60; Preached on 9thJanuary,2011)
14.       That is why if you want your children to be obedient, be spiritual and agree with your husband to make sure you raise family that will worship God, so that when the record of all the families that worship God in their ages will be called, when it comes to your own age, your own family would be called that you raised family and that you have sons and daughters that have the fear of God in them(I AM THE WORD VOLUME 1 Page 107, verse 80; 19th January 2014).
15.       woman that is not spiritual joins her husband in error. But if you have wife who will look at you, anytime you are in error, she will join you, surely your family is going to be destroyed in one day because the sin you are going to commit is the sin of the whole family. If you believe it, say amen. Amen
16.       Remember Achan committed the sin of the whole family. If the wife was spiritual enough she would not have joined him in error.
17.       ...Check such families, they never leave any descendant behind. say check those families----Bro kelechi, you have been an Apostle for years, such families in the Bible, do they leave any descendant behind?
18.       DO NOT EVER, FOR ANY REASON, TAKE SIDE WITH YOUR HUSBAND OR YOUR WIFE IN ERROR. BECAUSE I HAVE NOTICED THIS IN SOME WOMEN.
19.        Once their husbands are rebuked for what they have done which is wrong, you see their wives being offended, joining their husbands to condemn the church. At times, you see them hardening up even against the Ministers. Even to salute them becomes difficult.”(I AM THE WORD VOLUMEPage 149, verse18-21;19thJanuary, 2014)
20.       To raise children for the devil is to let them to have their way. That is all, but to raise children for God demands time, energy, prayer, and sleepless nights to those that have the vision.
21.       Do you know it is an abomination, crime against God and humanity for you to have children and refuse to train them? You are likened to mad woman in the market. The mad woman may be better than you because she spends time to sit down with her baby.( ACTION TIME PART– TRAINING OF CHILDREN; 30th December, 1997;PAGE 51,VERSE 13 – 14)
22.       YOU SAY YOU ARE MOTHER AND YOUR OWN DAUGHTER BECOMES UNCONTROLLABLE, FLYING FROM PILLAR TO POST, YOU HAVE FAILED AS A MOTHER.
23.       IF WHILE YOU ARE STILL ALIVE, YOUR OWN DAUGHTER BECOMES PREGNANT IN YOUR HOUSE, YOU HAVE WEIGHED ZERO. MAD WOMAN IN THE MARKET IS BETTER THAN YOU (ACTION TIME PART2; TRAINING OF CHILDREN; 30th December, 1997;Page61, verse46)
24.       Tell me! How can you raise godly children when you are not godly? How can you raise children in the fear of God when the fear of God has departed from your heart, when you have already said that God does not exist?
25.       Even if you do not say it with your mouth, your character reflects it. Your children know what you are doing.
26.       YOUR CHILDREN KNOWS WHETHER YOU ARE SERIOUS WITH WHAT YOU ARE PROFESSING AS YOUR FAITH OR NOT. YOU CAN NOT FOOL YOUR CHILDREN. (WHY HAVE YOU DECIDED TO RUN THIS RACE WITHOUT THE BAT Page67, verse42-43; Preached on31st July,2015)
27.       When the husband and wife refuse to join hands together to raise godly children, definitely, they are helping to increase wickedness in the society. In other words, they have joined hands in raising a wasted generation.
28.       They must operate in the same level of revelation, the same level of faith. They must have the same spiritual standpoint that is having the same heartbeat.
29.                     Little children, listen to me. A child that steals the parents' money is telling the parents to stop training him. When you steal the money that is meant for your books or money that is meant for your feeding, you are frustrating your career. A wise child encourages the parents to train him by making sure that nothing is wasted in the house because every waste in the house involves money. If you are wasting food, you are wasting money. Whatever you are wasting in the house, you are wasting money. That money could have been used even in training you.
30.                       FAMILY MENU VOLUME 1; Page 91 vs. 1 – 2
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DUMB DOGS
Our fathers are becoming dumb dogs. They are no longer watchful over their household. They are now pursuing the wind. They have forgotten the injunction God gave them concerning training of their children.
2.            The Bible tells us to PROVIDE for our own family. Merriam-Webster defines PROVIDE as “To make (something) available; to supply (something that is wanted or needed)”. It means to equip or supply someone with something useful or necessary.
3.           The Bible tells us that any man that cannot provide for the family is worse than a heathen. You must not end up providing only for the physical needs of the family but also spiritual needs. This can only be achieved by devoting time for your family.
4.           I Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than infidel. KJV
5.            THE TWO BASIC THINGS EVERY HUMAN BEING NEEDS ARE PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL NEED.
6.           For you to be one of the pillars in the kingdom of God, you are telling the whole world that you are in the position to provide for your family both spiritually and physically. (YOU ARE THE PILLAR OF THE KINGDOM: PAGE 86 VERSE 66; 1st August 2010)
7.            Any man that is not capable of providing for the need of the family spiritually and physically is not in control. He is not Christ in that family. For you to be Christ in your family, you must be in the position for the physical and spiritual needs of your family.
8.            IT IS DISASTROUS TO PROVIDE FOR THE PHYSICAL NEED OF THE FAMILY AND DENY THE FAMILY SPIRITUAL NEEDS.
9.           The spiritual needs of the family are more important than the physical needs, because a man’s life does not consist of the abundance of wealth he possesses. (YOU ARE THE PILLAR OF THE KINGDOM; PAGE 115 VERSE 33-34; 1ST August, 2010)
10.       You can offer members of your family material comfort and deny them spiritual comfort which is the essence of life, for the man’s life consists not of abundance of wealth he possesses. Those things are temporary. They will vanish away and they can disappoint.
11.        As a result, if you have decided to offer comfort to your family and deny them the spiritual comfort, you are on your way to publishing the obituary of your family. You are advertising your inefficiency before the Lord. (YOU ARE THE PILLAR OF THE KINGDOM Page 56 verse 38-39; 1st August 2010)
12.       I AM SAYING THAT IF YOU PROVIDE ALL THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE AND YOU HAVE NOT PROVIDED THE SPIRITUAL NEED OF THE FAMILY, YOU HAVE DONE BASICALLY NOTHING. (YOU ARE THE PILLAR OF THE KINGDOM; Page 59 verse 44; 1st August 2010)
13.       YOU ARE NOT A FATHER BECAUSE YOU HAVE CHILDREN. SOME MAD MEN STILL HAVE CHILDREN. THAT CANNOT MAKE A MAN TO BE A FATHER. WHO IS A FATHER? WHO IS A MOTHER? ONE THAT SETTLES DOWN TO BRING UP HIS CHILDREN IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD. I SAY, ONE THAT SETTLES DOWN, NO MATTER THE SITUATION, TO TRAIN HIS CHILDREN IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD. (ACTION TIME PART 2 – TRAINING OF CHILDREN; Page 53 verse 19 – 20; Preached on 3oth December, 1997)
14.        It is unfortunate that today, parents hardly have time with their children simply because they want to make money as if money is the end of everything.
15.       Children are left at the mercy of nature. A father can hardly stay at home and lead his children to God. Mothers can hardly stay at home, open the Bible, and teach them.
16.       Before 5:00am in the morning, the man has left the house, and he may not come back for one week or one month.
17.        The same way, before 6:30am in the morning, the woman has left and will not come back till evening. Thus, the children are left in the hands of the maidservants, while some are left in the hands of the nursery school teachers.
18.       It is unfortunate that parents do not know the value of children. If they know, they would not have abandoned their children in the hands of foreign women all in the name of nursery schools.
19.       These parents abandoning their children in the nursery schools from morning till night, ask them why they are doing it, they will say that they do not have babysitters. So they are making use of the nursery schools. It is foolish of such people.
20.        What do you expect your children to be at the end? The Bible said that we should teach our children the ways of God, doctrines of God starting from infancy.
21.       So you must see it as a serious business. WE ARE SUFFERING IN THE SOCIETY TODAY BECAUSE PARENTS HAVE SHIFTED AWAY FROM TRAINING THEIR CHILDREN. (WHAT IS REQUIRED OF US TOWARDS OUR CHILDREN? 6th February 2000; Page 11 verse 11 – 15)
22.        Do you know that moral values like respect, truthfulness, loyalty, submissiveness, humility and the fear of God are not subjects in any school curriculum?
23.       These qualities are the ingredients of life without which life is meaningless and the place that these things can be inculcated in the child remains the home. Yes! This is because the home remains the training ground for imparting values. The basic spiritual and moral training takes place in the home, and not in the church or school.
24.       You see, I have seen everything. I have come to a conclusion that nothing can change a child but the family. If the family fails to change the child, nothing can change the child. Parents should learn to hate evil and do good. (LEARN TO POSSESS YOUR VESSELS IN HONOUR VOL. 1; Page 89 verse 41 preached 4th June 2019)
25.        Do you know that if a man spends all his life to train his children in the highest institution in the world, without moral discipline, those children will still remain hooligans? (ACTION TIME PART 2; Page 85 verse 39, 30th December, 1997)
26.       They are pursuing shadow instead of reality, which is Christ. They do not feed themselves with the Word of God, talk less of creating time to teach their children.
27.       They want to catch the wind to the detriment of their children. The cupidity of the fathers, the inordinate desire for money and material possession has caused them to neglect their divine mandate given to them by the Almighty God.
28.       Remember that these children are gifts from God, given to us to take care of. They are God’s property, not yours. We must recognise this fact or else we are bound to face God’s judgement for misleading His children.
29.       In fact, we are caretakers and one of these days we must be called by God to give account of our stewardship of that which He has committed into our hands.
30.       Why have you decided to raise a wasted generation? Why have you decided to be wicked to these children that God has entrusted into your care?  What will you answer when He will call on you?
31.       “You know you came alone. Moreover, the day you will die; you will die and go away. And you want to make sure that nothing from you will ever taste Paradise.
32.       Are you not a visible devil? Why do you want to die with innocent souls? Why are you spoiling people that have come out to worship God, simply because God entrusted them into your hands as a caretaker?
33.       There is nobody here that owns a single child. You are only but a caretaker. If you think you own one, kill that one. Kill your child this morning. Kill your wife this morning. If your wife is your property, kill her.  (WHY ARE YOU FOOLING YOURSELVES? Page 48 verse 26 & Page 49 verse 28-29 preached on 10th October, 20019)
34.        If I may use the words of Adrian Rogers in his work titled RAISING CHILDREN THAT COUNT, “Children are truly a blessing from God. Unfortunately, they do not come with an instruction manual. But there is no better place to find advice on parenting than the Word of God, which reveals a heavenly father who loves us and calls us His children.
35.       It contains great example of godly parent, and it is filled with many principles we can apply as we strive to be the best parent we can be.”
36.        The Almighty God, the Great Teaching Priest in our midst loves us so much that He gave us Messages that will help us to be ideal parent; Messages that will help us to bring up these children to the admonition of the Lord.
37.       AN IDEAL PARENT THEREFORE IS ONE THAT IS ABLE TO BRING UP HIS CHILDREN TO THE FEAR OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD.
38.       Abraham was an ideal parent because he was able to bring his children to obedience to the Word of God.
39.       “God said to Abraham for I have chosen him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice in order that the Lord may bring upon Abraham what He had spoken about him.”(Gen. 18:19).
40.       Can God say the same of you?  On the contrary, God’s judgement was upon the house of Eli because of his failure to command his household to obey God.
41.       1Samuel 3:13 For I have told him that I will judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not. KJV
42.       A real father takes his time to find out his children’s behaviour. If he is not certain about their behaviour, he must discipline them, ask them serious questions, take drastic measures, at least to justify himself in the sight of God that he is not disobedient to God’s instructions, and that have done his best. (ACTION TIME PART 2- TRAINING OF CHILDREN; Page 85 verse 38; 30th December, 1997)
43.        Let no man fool you (fathers), do not fall into the delusion that regular attendance to fellowship or Sunday school is intended to relieve you of your personal duties.
44.       The first and most important thing is that you must nurture and admonish them (your children) in the fear of the Lord according to Proverb chapter 22 verse 6.This is our primary duty as fathers.
45.       Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. KJV
46.       The question is, How many fathers have actually taken out time to nurture their children in the fear of the Lord. Rather, the care of this world has deluded their minds and hearts.
47.       Our prime duty as long as we live here on earth is to make sure that we instill the fear of the Lord in our children. How do we do that? (WHAT IS REQUIRED OF US TOWARDS OUR CHILDREN; Page 9 verse 3; Preached on 6th February, 2000).
48.       God asking us, ’How do we do that?’  Is it by eating and drinking?
49.        Fathers! I am talking to you in particular. You must come to a point where you wield such an influence in your family so that if your children are misbehaving, and their mother threatens them by telling them that she will report them to their father, they will come back to their mother pleading. (ACTION TIME PART 2 –TRAINING OF CHILDREN Page 87 verse 47 30th December, 1997).
50.       We ought to conduct our families in the fear of the Lord. Do not be over charged with cares of this life, with eating, and drinking, but redeeming the time for the days we are living in are evil, time is no more. (FOLLOW ME AS I FOLLOW HIM –THE CLOUD; Page 36 verse 49; Preached in the year1993)
51.       Take every instructions given to you serious and act on it without delay.
52.       Raise your children in the fear of God, in this truth, to the point where you can come in the family altar and sit down. You will not know whether your children are coming up spiritually or not until you allow them to handle the family altar and you sit down.  (THE PROBLEM OF A GROWING FAMILY EXPLAINED Page 101 verse 17 Preached on 3rd January 2016).
53.       They have neglected the divine commission given to the fathers in Deuteronomy chapter 6 from verse 6 through 7.
54.       6And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be [first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then] 7You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up. AMP
55.       Note! You cannot impart on your children what you do not have. Unless you esteem the Word of God higher than your work, placing the Word of God first in your life and allowing it to have its way in your life, you cannot train the children in the way of the Lord.
56.       This is because, to be godly is to love God with our mind, strength, intellect, emotion and wills, constantly being in habitual fellowship with Him just like Noah. The Bible said he (Noah) was in habitual fellowship with God.
57.       9This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a just and righteous man, blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked [in habitual fellowship] with God. AMP
58.       The heart of man is likened to a computer hard disk that stores information for future use. We must allow the word that is stored in our heart not in the book to move from our heart into our homes (through practical demonstration). And from our homes, into our daily habits, character, and to every fabrics of our lives, if we must succeed.
59.       Let it be known to all that the home is the primary training ground or place where we learn the basic principles of life. The home is where we practice the Word of God and teachings we receive from God. It is a place where we put our faith in action so that our children will learn by example.
60.       The home is a place where we inculcate the reverential fear of God in the children. The church is a helper to you to accomplish these responsibilities. This is because it is in the fellowship that you will receive Messages or the Word of God that will help you to put your family in the right direction.


He is here; I owe no man no apology for saying the truth. I know I am dying for the Truth. Why must I be afraid? I better not. I know, one day, this place must be closed, we will scatter, every man to his home, every woman to her village. Then we will know whether you are godly or not. GODLINESS IS NOT IN THE CHURCH. GODLINESS IS IN YOUR HOME. IT IS IN YOUR YARD. IT IS YOUR BUSINESS. IT IS IN YOUR MARKET AND IT IS IN YOUR EVERYTHING. YOU COME HERE TO RECEIVE TRAINING AND THEN YOU GO OUTSIDE TO PRACTICE IT. You see why you must worship God by revelation, that no man, no woman, no preacher will preach out your conviction, because you are certain. IF HE IS NOT HERE, I WOULD NOT BE HERE. THIS IS THE TRUTH. AMEN.
JERUSALEM TO JERICHO; Preached on Tuesday 9th March 1993 at Onitsha; Pg. 68 vs. 88 – 90


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WORK TOWARDS RAISING GODLY CHILDREN

Today, you can hardly hear the phrase, “I am home sick” any more. This is because the homes are no longer what they are supposed to be. It has become a breeding ground for evil instead of godliness.
2.           “You can have a family without having a home. You can have a house without having a home. Am I making sense? What is the trouble?
3.           People are very eager to have families. Nobody is eager to have a home. And that is why we are having too many troubles even with our children.
4.           Too many children that are enlightened today are ashamed of identifying with their families, talk less of home, for they know they have no home but they have family in the sense that they have father, they have mother, but what it takes to have a home is not there. (THE LAST MINUTE REVOLUTION IS IN YOUR HANDS YOUTH VOLUME 1; PAGE 69 Verse 28-29; Preached 21st July 2019)
5.           You must come to the realization that the society might admire a beautiful or handsome child, but it adores, loves and cherish and serves a respectful, humble and obedient child.
6.           Psalm 78:4 – 6 4We will not hide them from our children, but we will tell to the generation to come the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonderful works that He has performed.
7.           5For He established a testimony (an express precept) in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, commanding our fathers that they should make [the great facts of God's dealings with Israel] known to their children, AMP
8.           Psalm 78:4 – 8. 4We will not hide them from our children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, his wonderful works that he hath done.
9.           5For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
10.       6That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:
11.       7That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
12.       8And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation, that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.KJV
13.       In the Message WHAT IS REQUIRED OF US TOWARDS OUR CHILDREN, the Lord said, “Teach them how to talk, teach them how to play, teach them how to respect elders, teach them how to respect themselves,
14.       Teach how to eat, teach them how to drink, teach them how to sleep at the night time, teach them how to do domestic works.
15.       TEACH THEM HOW TO COME TO FELLOWSHIP, TEACH THEM MEDITATIONS, TEACH THEM HOW TO LISTEN TO THE MESSAGES.
16.       We have to groom them. It is our responsibility because if we do not teach them, we should not blame them. (WHAT IS REQUIRED OF US TOWARDS OUR CHILDREN PAGE 88 verse 64 preached on the 6th February 2000).
17.        It is unfortunate and shameful that most of us do not create time to study, meditate and read the Word of God, talk less of listening to Messages. To such a person, prayer is a thing of the past.
18.        In effect, if we refuse to teach or train our children using the Word of God and the teachings we receive from the Lord, the world will help us teach or train them.
19.       Of course, you know they will turn renegade, hostile, stubborn, arrogant, rebellious, ungodly, disobedient, violent and lovers of pleasures instead of lovers of God.
20.        Train this child now so that the police and the prison guards will not have to do it for you later.
21.       Why are you envious of another person who has taken pains to train his children, even when you blatantly refused to train your own.
22.       Raising godly children is accomplished by using the Word of God. You are either preparing your children for Christ or the Devil. Note that a godly family means godly children. The world is bad today because the families which make up the entire world are bad.
23.       If what makes you a husband is because you have a wife and you have children, you are to be pitied. For a husband is one that can provide for the needs of the family physically and spiritually, who like Abraham espoused his family to God for which cause God said, “Why should I hide this from Abraham, since I know he (Abraham) can command his household to obey Me?”
24.        Husbands are now interested in providing for the physical needs of their family leaving the weightier matter which is espousing them to Christ.
25.       For your family to go to paradise or hell, it takes husband and wife to join hands together to lead them to hell or paradise.
26.        Lower the Word of God in your house and you will produce nonentities as children. When you lower the standard of the Word of God, you will run a broken family, a family without focus.
27.       For that reason, I aim at raising a standard so that everyone will strive to attain that standard. Besides, that standard is not mine, but that which I receive from God.                        (RECOGNIZE AND ACCEPT YOUR                                                                                                                                                              RESPONSIBILITY Page 150 verse 2 Preached 24th January 2010 – 31st January 2010)
28.       OUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY IS TO TEACH THESE CHILDREN IN WORDS AND IN DEEDS THE WAYS OF THE LORD THAT HAS BEEN REVEALED TO US.
29.        Joel 1:3 Tell your sons about it, And let your sons tell their sons, And their sons the next generation. NASB
30.       Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. KJV
31.             Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation. NIV
32.       Make sure you tell your children, and your children tell their children, and their children their children. Don’t let this message die out. MSG
33.       The above scripture said we should tell our children about this God. Telling them about God practically and not by mere words of the mouth.
34.        Psalm 78:4 – 5. 4We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.
35.        5For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: KJV
36.       4We will not keep them from our children; we will tell the next generation about the Lord's power and his great deeds and the wonderful things he has done.
37.       5He gave laws to the people of Israel and commandments to the descendants of Jacob. He instructed our ancestors to teach his laws to their children, GNB
38.       4I will reveal these truths to you so that you can describe these glorious deeds of Jehovah to your children and tell them about the mighty miracles he did. 5For he gave his laws to Israel and commanded our fathers to teach them to their children, LB
39.       We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, NIV
40.       4We will not conceal them from their children, but tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.
41.       5For He established a testimony in Jacob And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers That they should teach them to their children. NASB
42.       It is a command from the Lord that you and I should teach practically our children the ways of the Lord.
43.       Isaiah 38:19. 19 “It is the living who gives thanks to you, as I do today; A father tells his sons about Your faithfulness. NASB
44.        It is the responsibility of the fathers to let their children know the faithfulness of God in their lives. Teach your family the word of God. I mean living the life of the Message of Christ who is in our midst, and not one somewhere you imagine in your heart.
45.       You see, first of all, the Lord has taught us as parents and has now instructed us to pass His teachings to the sons and sons of our sons. LOOK AT HOW WE ARE GOING TO START:
46.       Number one: From childhood, we started teaching them to know that the Lord our God is one and not three-in-one. I said not three-in-one. “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.”
47.       Number two: We shall teach them also that only that God will they serve with all their strengths, all their lives, all that is in them, all the days of their lives.
48.       In other words, we must gather our children, not to tell them stories, but to bring them up by passing unto them these teachings we have received from our God, so that they will grow with the teachings. (THE DANGER OF OVER-PAMPERING CHILDREN; Page 85 verse 1 – 2)
49.        In other words, it is not having children that is the trouble. It is sitting down to bring up those children in the fear of the Lord. That is the most important thing.
50.       For that reason, do not only rejoice that unto us a child is born, but see it as a challenge. See it as challenge. (WHAT IS REQUIRED OF US TOWARDS OUR CHILDREN? 6thFebruary 2000; PAGE 103 verse 33)
51.       NOTE! God is against anybody; God is against any family that does not honour His Word. You cannot disobey and obtain His favour. The highest favour you can receive from God is pointing you back to His word(RESTORATION TO MERCY Volume 2; Page 8 verse 8; Preached 8th December 2013)
52.       “Your inability of teaching your children what this Faith is all about is one of the reasons why your children are turning renegades. They do not know why they came to fellowship. They see it as an imposition they cannot bear. (FAMILY AND CHILD TRAINING NUGGET; Page 100 verse 37; a compilation of the messages of the Son of Man).
53.       To give birth to children is good but to train them is better. When you train your children, you will reap the good fruit thereof. But how can you train your children when you have not trained yourself?” (FAMILY AND CHILD TRAINING; Page 82 verse 24; a compilation of the messages of the Son of Man).
54.        We must spend time in our homes. The society is corrupt because the homes are corrupt. Parents have left their responsibilities. They left their children when they would have charted a course for them, creating the fear of God in their hearts so that they will grow up with it. (GOLDEN NUGGET VOLUME 2 A COMPILATION OF SON OF MAN’S MESSAGE BY BISHOP JAMES NNACHOR; Page 45 verse 87)
55.        BE IT KNOWN UNTO YOU THAT BEHIND EVERY RECALCITRANT, REBELLIOUS CHILD, THERE IS A FAILED PARENT.
56.       Any man whose child has overshadowed him  is a failure before God. You find out your child has become so uncontrollable that you cannot even open your mouth and talk to him or her, you are a failure before GOD. YOU ARE MARKED BAD BEFORE GOD. That was the Message that chased Van’s mother out the faith(PATTERN AFTER THE PERFECT GUIDE; Page 36 verse 28; Preached on 20th May, 2001).
57.       The LORD said that the greatest gift we can give or offer to our children is to espouse them to Christ as contained in the Message, THE FAMILY OF A MAN OF GOD MUST BE EXEMPLARY.
58.       “That is why the greatest gift, the greatest treasure every man of God left for the children has always been espousing them to God. This is the greatest favour any parent that loves the children can give them.
59.       It is not bringing them out. It is not buying jeep. It is not this and that. It is making sure you espouse your family to Christ and to Christ alone. Create the fear of God in their heart.
60.       Let the Lord be their fear so that wherever they are, they will know that all seeing eyes of God are there. (THE FAMILY OF A MAN OF GOD MUST BE EXEMPLARY page 63 verse 18-19 Preached on 31st December,2014)









I keep on telling you as a Holy Church, a peculiar people I love, I have been trying My best to espouse you to One Husband in holiness and righteousness, telling you to follow Me as I follow Him daily. Follow Me because I am the example God is setting here before you. Then, My duty is to point you to the path of Holiness.
CALLING CHRIST IN THE TIME OF CRISIS; Preached on Sunday 15th August 1993 at Onitsha; Pg. 86 vs. 39

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INFLUENCE YOUR CHILDREN TOWARDS GODLINESS


If you are not living right with this gospel, how do you think that your word will be effective? When you hold the word of God in unrighteousness, you make it of none effect.
2.           Do not preach me a sermon; Live me a sermon. What we preach is our life. We do not preach what is written. We preach what we believe, which reflects in our characters.  (HOW ARMED ARE YOU FOR THE TROUBLE TIME? Page 20 verse 12 – 13; 17th July, 2016)
3.           When you do not settle down and serve the LORD, how can you teach your children to settle down and serve the LORD?
4.           You are reckless. You are intransigent and incorrigible. You find it difficult to say amen to the truth. You love falsehood more than truth. Are you not imparting such to your children?
5.           Will you blame them tomorrow when they begin to manifest different forms of wickedness which they emulate from you? And the worst is hypocrisy. Giving the impression that you are good when you are terribly bad. (WALKING BLAMELESSLY BEFORE GOD, volume 1. Page 151 verse 43-45 preached on 2nd June 2019
6.           Do you realize that you are the agent, the machinery for inculcating the Faith of Christ to your children?
7.            But when you start living recklessly, behaving anyhow, surely, you jump out of the Ark unknowingly. You are ignorantly jumping out.
8.            I am emphasizing the need for parent to live exemplary life so that their children would copy their life style. (REMEDY FOR FAULTY MARRIAGE FOUNDATION; Page 23 verse 2; 28th November, 2015)
9.            You that want to raise your children in the fear of God, do you have the fear of God in you? How do you behave before them? How do you behave in their presence?
10.       Children, with what they see and what they hear, you want your children to behave well. Dyou behave well? (EXAMINE YOUR FAMILY UPBRINGING; Page 38 verse 28 & Page 39, verse 29; Preached on 16th March2008)
11.       According to Zig Ziggler, “When you set the example you will never need the rules because children pay attention more to what you do than to what you say.” So know what you are doing because they are watching you.
12.       The great philosopher John Lock views the “child’s mind as a plain sheet of paper,” and that “as the child grows through experience, it begins to register things that will eventually build his mindset or his belief system which will eventually determine the quality of life he will live and his moral standard.”
13.       It is imperative therefore for us to set good examples before our children so as to reap the rich benefit thereof. As parents, apart from being a model, you must be an influence. Influence your children towards godliness. 
14.       …..Every husband must strive at making positive impact in the life of the members of the family, so that any day you depart they will have reason for mourning your exit; so that when you are no more, they will mourn you as a father. (THE BRIDAL STANDARD IN EVERY FAMILY Vol.  1; Page 112 verse 53; Preached on 15th December 2013)
15.       Unfortunately, many of the fathers so called are influencing their children to do evil.
16.        Parents often counsel their children against certain things and do them themselves in the foolish hope that the children will believe their ear in preference to their eyes.
17.       Years of careful teaching of a child to behave right can be nullified in an instant by a parent’s misbehaviour in the presence of the child. (FAMILY AND CHILD TRAINING; Page 47 verse 69)
18.        To parents, be role models to your children. Live a life of transparency and honesty before your children.
19.       Be industrious before their eye so that they will not be quoting you tomorrow, being the great influence that influences them in their lazy habit. (FAMILY AND CHILD TRAINING. Page 44 verse 61).
20.       This is because modeling is the most effective method of teaching whether for good or bad. You must, as a parent, set good examples for your children that they will imitate or emulate.
21.        ...the totality of what God is saying can be summed up in a message which says that you cannot be an unbeliever.
22.       You cannot be manifesting an unbelieving character and expect members of your family to manifest believing character.
23.       However, once you are disobedient to the Message, your disobedience will influence your family.
24.       It is an infectious disease, which once it starts spreading, nobody escapes it. (YOU ARE THE PILLARS OF THE KINGDOM. Page 99 verse 10 – 12 1st August, 2010)
25.       In your families, now you are in your homes, no matter how you try to rigmarole it, members of your family know where you are heading to… (WHY ARE YOU FOOLING YOURSELVES? VOL. 1; Page 19 verse 6; Preached 10th October, 2019)
26.       You must make yourself window display of the benefit of godly living. That is a kind of life that demonstrates your belief in Christ. This will draw the attention of your children towards the good direction you are exemplifying. Practice what you preach.
27.       Do not be a hypocrite who will preach one thing or make rules in the family based on what is preached in the fellowship but practice entirely different things in the home. Be it known unto you that you cannot keep the child in the right direction with hypocrisy.
28.       .....One thing is to preach the message in the fellowship. Another thing is to drive it home in your house. (YOU ARE THE PILLAR OF THE KINGDOM; Page 62 verse 2; 1st August, 2010)
29.       If you hold the Word of God seriously, your family will pattern after you because whatever decision you are making, you are making it for you and your family. Whenever God comes down, He will require it from you.(STOP AND THINK; page 127verse90; 17th November 1996)





Now, the revealed Christ in our midst is our perfect example and He is saying that if we suffer with Him, we will reign with Him. He is our perfect example. He said that the suffering of this present time is nothing compared to the glory that we will receive when we shall leave this place. He that has this kind of hope can never be sad and he can never deny God.
BE READY TO ANSWER EVERY MAN THE HOPE THAT IS IN YOU; Preached on Sunday 15th January 1995 at Onitsha; Pg. 94 vs. 94


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PARENTAL MORAL DECADENCE

W
e cannot address the problem of our youth successfully without addressing the problems of the parents, for the trouble started with our parents. 
2.           A good number of our misbehaviours emanated from our parents. They are real sponsors. After all, we do not have too much access to the world outside. We are limited. (COPING WITH A REBELLIOUS CHILD EXPLAINED. VOL. 2; Page 94 verse 54; Preached on 7th May 2017).
3.           We cannot succeed in checking the excesses of our youth without checking our own parental excesses. If you ask Me the greatest problem I am facing now, I cannot tell you it is the youth.
4.           I AM FACING WHAT I CALL PARENTAL MORAL DECADENCE. PARENTAL DECADENCE! That is what has resulted to our youth’s decadence. (COPING WITH A REBELLIOUS CHILD EXPLAINED. VOL. 2; Page 97 verse 64; Preached on 7th May 2017)
5.           The Prophet William Braham in the message titled THE WAY TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP said that what brought on juvenile delinquency was parent delinquency: The parent failing to take care of the children. (THE WAY TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP paragraph 76 preached on October 9, 1955, Chicago, IL USA)
6.           The root cause of the misbehaviour of our children, I traced it to their homes. The family upbringing is very poor. Parents are laying bad examples before their children thinking they are infants.
7.           They do not realize that the young must surely grow. Unfortunately for them, the children grow up over-night to begin to practice that which they copied from their parents. (LEARN TO POSSESS YOUR VESSELS IN HONOUR VOL. 1 Page 75 verse 2-3 preached 4th June 2018)
8.           Ephesians6:4”Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to resentment], but rear them tenderly in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord.”AMP
9.           The moment you are not obeying the Word of God that is revealed in our day thinking that your children are ignorant of the doctrine of Christ or that they are not wise, you are provoking them.
10.       This is because they are monitoring your character and comparing it with what you are professing as your Faith. And as long as your life is not dovetailing to the doctrine we received from God, they will be disappointed.
11.       In the Message "IT PAYS TO BE FAITHFUL, page 34 verse 45 it said, "We parents, there is a way we will behave and our children will regret ever having us as their parents. If they see anything which they can do to dissociate from us they will do it.
12.       If you have any spiritual son or daughter that desires to be filled with the spirit of God and when he or she looks at your character, you are not measuring up, you are not measuring to the standard, you may think that they are not wise. Shame to all of you."
13.       The child that is looking up to you for his or her spiritual upliftment is greatly disappointed and he or she will not be happy with you. Have you not provoked him to anger?
14.       If you [as a parent] do not have the love of God in your heart, no commitment, no dedication, no devotion and no regards for the things pertaining to God, how do you expect your children to be different?
15.       Parents do not demoralize your children by dodging your responsibilities toward them. (FAMILY AND CHILD TRAINING –NUGGET Page 38 verse 47; A compilation of the messages of the Son of Man by Bishop Okoh Fryde)
16.       Your responsibility as a man of God is to espouse these children God has given you to the fear of God. Period.  No more. No less.
17.       The extent you give yourself to God will influence or affect your children. If you are a hypocrite, it will affect your children and they will also turn out to be hypocrites. In other words, you will raise a family of hypocrites.
18.       Never think that these children are not wise. They are highly perceptive in spiritual matters than adults do. Yes! They have the ability to see or understand things quickly.
19.       You should understand that children do not respect merely the words and formal belief of their parent but perceive the inner spirit of the Faith of their parent and that is what they will also react to as well. Therefore, your character should be such that motivates your child to worship God.
20.       Also in the message, OUR GOD HAS ARRIVED TO LIVE WITH US, VOL. 1, page 27 verse 7 – 8, preached on 26th May, 2019, the Lord said, AND I SAID THAT THE SPIRITUAL CONDITION OF EVERY MAN OF THE HOUSE DETERMINES THE SPIRITUAL LEVEL OF EVERYBODY IN THAT HOUSE.
21.       THIS IS BECAUSE WHOSOEVER THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE FAITH MUST GO ALL LENGTH TO FRUSTRATE EVERYBODY NOT TO CONFORM.  THE PERSON BECOMES A BAD EXAMPLE TO OTHERS.
22.       “You see these little children, you think they are little. They are little in appearance, but they are great in reasoning. They are very great in minds. Whatever they see and appreciate, it registers in their minds. It can never be erased” (CATCH THEM YOUNG. Page 15 verse 11.)
  
Every Message from God is aimed at regulating the habit of man. We come to God to be educated and to be enlightened by Him, so that we will behave rightly. It is only in that way that we can be useful to ourselves, to the society and to God. If you come to God and refuse education, you are a useless fellow. You can never be useful to yourself, your society and to God. In other words, you are good for nothing.  SON OF MAN
CHECK POINT EXPLAINED; Preached from 9th – 16th March 2008; Pg. 44 vs. 22 – 23


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YOUTHS BEWARE AND
BE WARNED

Do not employ your youthful strength to participating in anything that is unacceptable in the sight of God, do not try it. No matter the enticement, no matter the pressure, say no to it. … (YOUTH FORUM; Page 56 verse 20; preached Saturday 7th January, 2012)
2.           When we rehearsed the Message “RETRIBUTIVE JUSTICE”, we saw the danger of somebody belonging to a wasted generation. If you do not want to belong to a wasted generation; If you do not want to belong to a wasted generation, better be serious with the Message you are collecting from God.
3.           If you play with any of the Messages, surely, you must land where you least expected. What you never bargained for will be your everlasting portion. What you never expected that will befall you in life will be your everlasting portion. Ridicule the Word of God and land where you never expected. (EXAMINE YOUR FAMILY UPBRINGING. Preached on 16th March, 2008, page 26 verse 1-2)
4.           The only thing that can serve as your shield, your covering, that will guide you to the path of righteousness, that will refrain you from evil, remains the Word of God you are receiving.
5.           That is why the above Message is telling you that if you disregard or discredit the Word of God, who has been revealed and is living with us, you will land where you least expected.
6.           This is because “Your belief in Christ will discipline you. Once you are disciplined, you know how to possess your vessel in honour. You will no longer be gratifying your flesh by attending one party or the other. No, no, no!
7.           These things will no longer attract your attention. There will be a standard in your heart. God will lift up His word which will be hating all these things, for without hating them, you can never avoid any evil habit you delight in years back. (THE FAMILY OF A MAN OF GOD MUST BE EXEMPLARY PAGE 65 VERSE 22verse 26 Preached on 31st December 2014).
8.            The entrance of the word of God in your heart rekindles the right attitude in you. (FORGIVENESS; Page 5 preached 6th January, 2008)
9.           Psalm 119: 105 “by your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path” (MESSAGE Bible translation).
10.        It is His Word that guides us against error and against destruction, for there is a way that seemeth right unto man but the end thereof is death. [Proverbs 14:12]
11.        “Neglect God’s instruction and land where you least expected. Neglect the Word of God, you land where you never desired in your life. All that neglected this precious dress, where they landed were very miserable and disastrous.” (EXAMINE YOUR FAMILY UPBRINGING; Preached on 16th March, 2008; Page 31 verse 12.)
12.        The Scripture said in Eccl. 12:1 thus, “Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them. KJV
13.        Honour and enjoy your creator while you are still young, before the years take their toll and your vigour wanes. (MSB)
14.        Youth! This is your time to shine. A time you should honour and enjoy your Creator. A time you must desire for that bread which perisheth not and which only THE SON OF MAN giveth. [John 6:27]
15.        This is the time to express your gratitude to this God that has revealed Himself to you.
16.        Do not follow the errors of the wicked. If your parents are ungodly and wicked, do not follow them in their wickedness. Rather, run to God.
17.        Yes! This is because “The greatest form of wickedness in the sight of God is opposing the truth that emanates from God. Simply because you cannot obey, you do not want anybody to obey. (WHY ARE YOU FOOLING YOURSELVES VOL. 1; Page 39 verse 3; Preached on 10th October, 2019)
18.        A wise son follows the footstep of his father if his father is wise, godly and one that fears God. Take example from Asa [the fifth king of the house of David] the son of David who does what is right in the sight of God following the foot step of his father because his father was godly.
19.        You must know what attracts God to any individual or group of individuals and that is being conscious of who God is. That is having the fear of God. That is being practically acquainted with Him.
20.        If your carnal fathers are pagans, idolaters, you should not listen to them, for they will lead you to their idols. But whosoever that will lead you to the Supreme God, that is your real spiritual father. And that is the person you must obey, that you may live long. (SHOULD A MAN STRIVE WITH HIS MAKER? EXPLAINED VOLUME 2 PAGE 78 VERSE 49-50 PREACHED ON THE 9TH 0F May, 2019)
21.        Nobody listens to his or her ungodly and illiterate mother without falling into trouble. (PLACE GOD FIRST AND HE WILL DIRECT YOUR WAYS INTO STEPPING INTO YOUR DESTINY Page 50 verse 29 preached on 9th April 2015 & 15th April respectively)
22.        The same is applicable to ungodly father.
23.         Do not limit pagans to those who go to the idol or those outside the bride of Christ ministry. No. A pagan is he or she who does not uphold the faith of Christ. That means you can be going to church yet you are a pagan, an idol worshipper, a naked heathen.
24.         A pagan delights in sensual pleasure and materialism. He does not regard the things of God. He has the form of godliness but denies the power thereof. They are social human beings that thinks that the essence of life is eating and drinking.
25.         Hence, a pagan spoils their children right from their home. They teach them every kind of vice at home because the man is evil, the wife is evil. (SHOULD A MAN STRIVE WITH HIS MAKER? EXPLAINED VOLUME 2 PAGE 80 VERSE 54 PREACHED ON THE 9TH 0F May, 2019)
26.        You must know the type of friends you are keeping, for the type of friend you keep will determine the kind of life you are living. “A mirror reflect a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.” Proverb 27:19LB
27.        “There could be friends everywhere but there are no friends among the heathens. I am the one saying it. You have no friend except in Christ.
28.        I say, I have seen friends everywhere. I have never seen a friend among the heathens. I do not care the way you look at it.” (WHAT DO YOU WANT GOD TO CALL YOU? Volume 2; Page verse 33 – 35; Preached on 6th October 2019.)
29.         So the best friend to have is Christ. “Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence him. With them alone he shares the secrets of his promises.” (Psalm 25:14 LB) Amen.