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Wednesday, 17 June 2020


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Preached On Friday, 10th April 2020 At The Bridal lodge, Nsugbe Anambra State By The Almighty God APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN

Be on the alert always to avoid the spirit of unbelief and the deceitfulness of sin.


We give God the praise and glory for all He has been doing for us and I want to sound an alarm; be informed that from this House which has become the engine room propelling the Bride Worldwide messages are going forth, songs and praises are equally going forth.
2.           Whoever that will be leading in songs should get prepared ahead of time. In any role you want to play, get prepared ahead of time; don’t just come here to make an impromptu arrangement so that we don’t present something that is not edifying to the entire globe.
3.            Remember from this House which is Abraham’s Family the entire world is blessed. Is it not true? The entire world is receiving their blessings in this end time through this Family and that’s exactly the promise of God concerning Abraham’s Family, “In thee shall all the nations of the world be blessed.” So, what a privilege we are enjoying in the House of God.
4.            God chose this Family, chose you and me to be objects of His praise. From here, He will now showcase His glory, His power to the entire universe. It’s a wonderful thing.
5.           Too many are vying for a position like this, but God decided that it would be a small family such as ours. Tonight, I want us to go through the scriptures once again. I have a short teaching I want to hand down; a short teaching. I may go evangelical, but catch Me as I open the scriptures with you.
6.           I want you to bring the whole translations of the scriptures before your eyes; I said the whole translations of the scriptures; all, not minus. Whenever we gather here, all translations of the scriptures must be here.
7.           You don’t know how the Spirit moves and nobody can regulate the movement of the Spirit. All hands must be on deck because this is the time to search the scriptures.
8.           So, you give Me audience. The hour we are living in is very precarious; very dicey; no place to hide; troubles everywhere. We are not talking about rumours; we are talking about real troubles.
9.           There is no facet of life that is not affected this time around. We are the only people that have the hope of living till tomorrow, and the entire world is living in fear.
10.       I am telling you God’s truth. More so, when we look at our own side. You don’t know what is happening until you go out, just walk along the streets. You will see too many people that will stop you begging for, at least, one hundred naira for feeding; two hundred naira because what they have has exhausted.
11.       Families now have nothing to eat but God promised that whatever we have in our homes He will multiply it as He has always been doing; that within the period of the troubles, we will never go about begging food, we will never go about complaining for God will supply all our needs according to His promise.
12.       The Bible said that God will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ who we have believed in. So, Christ is a miracle working God. If we have a tin of rice, God can make it more than thirty bags.
13.        If you have one yam tuber, God can increase it. The more you are taking the more God is replenishing. You might be astonished at what is really happening. It’s God fulfilling His word, but there is one dangerous aspect of staying at home.
14.        Worshipping God at home is not an easy one. You are finding it a little easier because we are blessed in this Family with young men that were born in this Faith that grew up also in this Faith having full knowledge of the truth and are struggling every day to live right with God.
15.       They have committed their lives to the Gospel of Christ. That’s why the burden is not one man’s burden. There are families where you will enter today; I mean you will hate worshipping God. I am telling you the truth.
16.       I want to paint a picture of what is taking place right now. Begin to see a picture where only one man who has never featured in the pulpit for one day; a Brother, a husband, a family owner that has never, for one day, exhorted the brethren in the fellowship. Now, he’s the pastor, he’s the overseer, he is the apostle, he is the prophet, he is everything over his own household.
17.        Begin to see what that house will be feeling like. You see, if not for the truth God stored in due season many families will be dying. Some families gather only to read the sermon books and then they dismiss; a sure sign that there is no anointing, no revelation.
18.       So, what they are reading is food that was stored long ago. Even the man who is reading may not read it very well. Then, it becomes a boring fellowship; the wife will be complaining, the children will be complaining.
19.       Begin to see the type of environment it will be, because God is fulfilling His word as promised in the End-Time that, “In the end time, there is going to be famine not only of food but famine of the word of God”. There is no other time we are expecting that famine if not now and God took care of us ahead of time by storing this food in due season waiting for a time like this.
20.        Begin to visualize what would have been the faith of families if this written food was not stored in print. If the Son of Man didn’t take the pains, the troubles to store this food in print, begin to see the nature of the families today, the nature of the children in the homes. What will be the instrument the parents will be using to worship God at home.
21.       Is it the bible which they will read without clear understanding? Will they be reading the letters of the bible to the children? So, we give glory to God.
22.       You see, He knew that we must roll into this period and He did it ahead of time when He said we should eat, eat and stop complaining for the journey is still too far for a day is coming when we shall recline to our homes and whatever we have is what will sustain us.
23.       That whenever we happen to move out and meet some brethren maybe on the streets, revival will start there. We will start sharing testimonies.
24.       So, this is the time God predicted. Now, if it is like this in our midst, begin to visualize what would be the fate of the Pentecostal families who depend on their General Overseers, who will just talk and talk and everybody will go home and shout hallelujah.
25.       They have no instruments they will take home to put themselves in remembrance except the bible. Tell Me the portion of the bible they will begin to read at a time like this. Is it John 3:16,‘For God so loved the world’, everyday? It’s very cumbersome. I hope I am making sense?
26.       I really give God praise. Even among us, I am aware that there are too many carnal brothers and sisters, married and with children.
27.       They are carnal, their wives are equally carnal, and their children are also carnal.
28.        What is their condition at a time like this? Even to play the tapes; do you think they will have time to play the tapes? Husband and wife together with the children will sit down from morning till the message is over? They will have their excuses to give: ‘No light, our generator is spoilt, there is no electricity, I’m having problem, I’m having headache’. There will be many excuses.
29.        I am telling you and they won’t know the havoc they are wrecking to their families, to their souls because if you are not enriching your soul, truly speaking, you must backslide.
31.        When you are enriching your soul with the word, you remain alive spiritually as you remain alive physically. This is the time you can see the Power of God at work that man does not live by physical bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
32.        So, the strength of God’s people as at now; what the hour calls for, the strength of God’s people is drawn from the word of God which they have used to enrich their souls, but as many as have starved their souls and are still starving their souls they will grow lean both spiritually and physically.
33.        So, tonight I want to touch on the devil’s strategy which many overlook. The devil’s strategy as we approach the dying minute in the Faith.
34.        What we must watch out for as we stay at home and worship God. Too much writing will not help you in this teaching; gather before you write so that you follow Me.
35.        I am making tapes that will go round the globe; let Me alert every elect of God on what they should expect as they stay at home and worship God which I know is not easy. I take into consideration people living in one room; that is their kitchen; that is their parlour; that is their bedroom.
36.        Some of them are widows, some of them have no husbands, some of them have their husbands who do not know anything in the scriptures and in the Faith.
37.       Some of them are careless. The mothers also are equally careless; they do not believe that a mother could be spiritual.
38.       The father doesn’t believe that he could get fresh message until he goes to fellowship where he will sit down and another will be ministering to him. So, it’s a dangerous situation now and I want to draw the attention of everybody to what we are likely to encounter as we worship God at home which I know is not an easy thing.
39.        It is not an easy thing, from kitchen to parlour, from parlour to backyard and so on. I am sure that too many people will have too many excuses that will make them to be moving in and out, paying little attention while some will be postponing it.
40.        “Em, I will listen to it; not now, after.  There is time for everything. This time calls for eating and drinking. In short, let me go to bed and have my rest. Whenever I have the strength, I will pay attention”
41.       I thank God we shall not be numbered among those people. God said we should listen to His word, study His word, pray at all times whether the time is convenient or not for if we wait for a convenient time to do something, we will achieve nothing. So, when we preach the word, we preach it in season and out of season.
42.        The same way we study in season and out of season. There is one spirit I want us to inculcate; the spirit of a student that is about to write his final examination that will help him to pass out or help him to be promoted to a new class. That is the spirit we shall inculcate in this Family.
43.       I mean, you don’t need anybody to wake you up to pray or wake you up to study because you know what is awaiting you is greater than that sleep, is greater than that leisure, is greater than that television.
44.       What awaits mankind as I’m talking to you now, truly speaking, mankind cannot bear it.

The devil is trying to creep in unawares. He is very crafty, deceiving persons that are ignorant of his devices. He does his works spiritually. Spiritually, he begins to attack, he begins to weaken.
 Awake Thou that Sleepeth for the Night is Far vs.37


I hope you have your handsets. Instead of corona disease to calm down, nations are being warned to expect the worst.
2.            China has been warned to expect the worst, Spain is warning everybody that something worse than corona is on the way already.
3.           Scientists have captured everything, something greater than corona disease. Corona disease has only sent people into their homes which is not the remedy. Wait until corona air will fill everywhere including inside the house because I saw the thing ahead of time.
4.            There is no place anybody will run to and avoid breathing. As long as you are breathing in and out, what are you taking in, is it not air? Once air is polluted, it is polluted and you cannot begin to flit the air, flit the sky to get rid of virus in the air. Nobody ever does it.
5.            It is only in our own day that we can see educated people behaving foolishly, flitting the air, flitting market places.
6.           Somebody said they went to Emeka Offor Plaza to flit Emeka Offor plaza, can u imagine; using Sheltox to kill mosquito in the air in the market. What a madness?
7.           God said all of them must be confused this year, a sure sign that the remedy is not yet in sight. How can there be remedy when the cause of the trouble has not been discovered? So, they are just trying their luck according to Donald Trump. He said, ‘What we are doing is mere gambling; we are gambling with corona; we do not know the cause and we are tired for the remedy is not yet in sight.’
8.            You treat somebody today, two days, he will capture it again and come back, so there is no remedy. Let us see what we are going to watch out for Genesis 3:1, ”The serpent was the craftiest of all the creations”
9.           Take note of the words we are going to consider; the serpent was the what? The craftiest, you know what it means to be crafty? A deceitful person.
10.       The craftiest, in superlative degree, that’s the serpent, that’s the devil. I want you to know the manner of the person we are going to discuss tonight.
11.       So, he can never come and say, ‘I am the devil.’ If he wants to come into your house to visit you, he can never say, ‘I am the devil.’ He comes in a very crafty way. Take note.
12.       He comes in a crafty way; he pretends to be the best of human beings and he will pretend that he has a good message for you, an august visitor.
13.        While inwardly, he has come with death. When we talk about the devil, consider the two-fold work of the devil; one, to destroy your soul.
14.       The moment he lures you away from the truth, the moment he weakens your spiritual life, you are dead.
15.       What the devil does, number one, is to weaken the spiritual life of every true seed of God by presenting too many things before that person that will take the position of the word of God in the person’s heart and in the person’s life program.
16.       The devil comes introducing his own programs to you which you will desire and fancy more than God’s plan for your life. A crafty fellow, not only crafty but the craftiest. You don’t know who you are having dealings with.
17.       ‘The serpent was the craftiest of all the creations the Lord God had made,’ good, The Lord God had made. ‘So the serpent came to the woman. ‘Really?’ he asked. ‘None of the fruits in the garden? God says you mustn’t eat any of it?’ Stop there.
20.       You either get rid of it or you take it in; craftiest. When he comes, he begins to query many of the things you have already believed. He begins to query everything in your heart. So, when the devil comes, he comes with query: ‘Is it true?’
21.       ‘Have you escaped? Are you sure you are going to paradise? Do you believe there is eternal life or you are just wasting your time? How are you sure you have even escaped this Corona?’
22.       There are too many questions the devil will present into your heart at the same time. Being a crafty fellow, he has only but one aim: to nullify your belief.
23.       The moment he nullifies that truth by injecting falsehood, you become spiritually weak. Even to pray becomes difficult; to study the word becomes difficult.
24.       Another thing he will do is to come and make you a repository of all knowledge. He will make you to feel satisfied when you are needy. When your soul is still longing for the word, he will give you the impression that you have no need of the word again, that what you have is enough to see you through; which is not true.
25.        When you turn the pages of the scriptures, it will appear that you have known everything there. You lift up a sermon book, you fall asleep; you kneel down to pray, you fall asleep.
26.       You sit down, you will be sitting down with your eyes open and at the same time dreaming. The moment the devil comes, he is a crafty fellow, he comes to bewitch your soul.
27.        He comes to bewitch you. Remember the devil doesn’t go to somebody who is not spiritual. The devil has a target and the target of attack has always been spiritual people; that’s where he will launch it first. Read your own from there in amplified:
28.       ‘Now, the serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature, ’he is more subtle and crafty than any living creature; you must have this at the back of your mind; have it at the back of your mind that this person we are discussing God made him.
29.        Remember initially he wasn’t the devil; he was one of the best angels that God selected, but pride set into his heart. He exalted himself and was saying that he will be higher than the Almighty God. God humbled him down.
30.        He became an enemy. Then when God pushed him down he became the accuser of the brethren.
31.       He has no other work.  We read it in the Holy Quran; we equally read it in the scriptures. He vowed a vow seeing that he could no longer regain his former estate that no human being born of a woman will ever smell paradise and now he is fighting his last battle; he is fighting his last battle as I’m talking to you now.
32.        Every true seed of God who has the spirit of truth will know that the devil is actually at work fighting his last battle and there is no other place where he is waging this battle except in the Bride of Christ; among the true elects; not false ones.
33.        I said, not false brethren, but real brethren who are spiritual. HE WANTS TO DISARM THEM; HE WANTS TO BRING THEM TO A CORNER WHERE GOD WILL NO LONGER BE HAPPY WITH THEM.
34.        Bring them to the corner where they will be doing those things God hates so that they will be in enmity with God, seeing he is the most subtle and the craftiest.
35.       Let us go to Genesis 3 verse 13:‘And the Lord asked the woman, ‘How could you do such a thing?’‘The serpent tricked me,’ she replied.’ Who? The serpent; good!
36.        God asked the woman Eve, ‘How could you do such a thing even in the absence of your husband? How could you tolerate such a thing; such a teaching; such a doctrine? How could you be found in disobedience?’
37.       ‘The devil, the serpent tricked me.’ See? He comes with trickery; by trick. So,if you are not wise, if your eye serve is not bright you can hardly notice his tricks.
38.        Remember, the person we are discussing is the devil and the devil has become a human being with all his sons and daughters living round about us.
39.       They come with tricks. What is the first trick? He will make sin very light in the eyes of the children of God. He will bring the spirit of, ‘It doesn’t matter; God is not interested in that type of small thing’.  He will begin to make unbelief which is the basis of all sins, very light: very light.
42.       You may not speak with your mouth, but your attitude will show everybody that you are countering it. If it is instruction, you will throw it back. If it is advice, you will throw it back.
43.        He will inject it into you; anywhere you find yourself, you will be murmuring within, you will be grumbling, you will never be happy again with anybody and even with yourself. Know that he has attacked you through trickery.
44.       He has craftily filtered into your heart, into your system and this is exactly what we must watch out for now we are at home. We are at home with all our gadgets in our hands; all our gadgets are with us. Our handsets are with us.
45.       The television is there with us; we have the fan; we have the kitchen around;we have everything. It can even come to a point where the devil will come through trickery, will come craftily to be pointing your whole attention to eating, to merriment.
46.        Staying at home becomes fattening; every attention will be geared towards cooking in the kitchen, garnishing food; food will take more time than the word of God, than meditation.
47.        Because your bed is very much around you, the moment you eat and drink, you watch television, you go to bed. The devil has craftily come in.
48.        Before you know it, you may be loitering aroundin the compound; busy doing nothing. You become unfruitful to yourself, to your spirit. You don’t know until he will ask you a question.
49.       When the devil brings you to that corner, he will now ask you a question and that question will flush completely everything out: ‘Go and examine yourself in the mirror.‘
50.       ‘This time you have been sitting at home, can’t you see you have added weight, can’t you see no more school; no more this; no more trouble.’
51.       ‘How I wish it will not open again.’ Many will be praying that the schools will not reopen again; many will be praying that they will stay at home like this because what they understood it to be is to eat, drink, watch television and lie down and sleep. SO, THIS IS THE HOUR OF SPIRITUAL WEAKNESS.

Nobody comes for spiritual assignment; that is why there is not even any of them at this crucial moment that can come up with a spiritual or useful suggestion because they are now what I will call; living dummies. I say, living dummies - they are living in the sense that they are still breathing. Are you getting what I am saying? But they are dummies. They have nothing to offer to the faith anymore and they are all out to frustrate the young men who are silly and careless with their callings in Christ.

BEWARE OF SPIRITUAL DEATH VOL1, Preached OnSunday 12thApril, 2020.Pg.72 vs.16


To all that are carnally minded, this is the hour of spiritual weakness. This is what you must watch out for. That’s why the little exhortation I have already titled it:‘  BEWARE OF SNAKE’S BITE AS WE STAY AT HOME AND WORSHIP GOD.’ That is My topic.
2.           How I wish somebody will give Me light. I’m not in a haste; I’m handling teaching. BEWARE OF SNAKE’S BITE. Do you know that a snake’s bite doesn’t even pain? When a snake bites somebody it is like taking a small pin, and then pushing it on somebody’s leg.
3.           You may rub your leg on the ground thinking it’s a light thing, but by the time you get home, your leg is swollen, your heart is swollen because the devil has injected poison, poison has been injected.
4.            God heard My Voice, ‘How I wish someone can give Me light for I am not in a haste; I’m handling teaching,’ and the Almighty God knowing the fate of His Children globally; knows what we are discussing. He wouldn’t like us to grope in darkness; He has given us something greater than that.
5.           So, give Me audience as we consider the tricks the devil is using right now. He has made many captives already.
6.           I said, he has made many captives already. So, The Son of Man has come to set the captives free. If anybody is being taken captive in this Family, it is because from the very beginning you are not a part of this Family.
7.           For if you are a part of this Family, one thing you will notice is that this is a spiritual Family; we pay more attention to our spiritual life than to our physical life.
8.           Hence, we don’t give ourselves over to too much eating and drinking or lazing about. This is a very industrious Family; all hands are on deck.
9.           Let us consider the scriptures as we journey along. 2nd Corinthians Chapter 11 verse 3,
10.       ‘But I am frightened,’ I am frightened right now that we stay at home; fearing what? ‘That in some way, you will be led,’ in one way or the other by presenting too many things before you now you are at home which are likely to lead many astray.
11.       ‘But I am frightened, fearing that in some way you will be led away from your pure and simple devotion to our Lord,’ note! Pure and simple devotion. You know what devotion is.
13.        I’m afraid that as we stay at home, many are bound to lose their allegiance to God by listening to the voice of the devil who is constantly speaking to them directly to their hearts; they will lose their sincere devotion to Christ.
14.       The moment you lose your devotion to Christ, where does it go? To the devil straightaway. You can’t lose your devotion to Christ and deny the devotion to the devil. When you devote your life to the devil, you cannot devote it to Christ again; you can’t serve two masters at the same time.
15.       I am frightened that while we stay at home and worship God, the devil creeps in by presenting too many things before us; many are likely to lose their devotion to God completely.
16.       ‘But I am frightened, fearing that in some way you will be led away from your pure and simple devotion to our Lord just as Eve was deceived by Satan in the Garden of Eden.’
17.        Just as Eve was deceived in the Garden of Eden by who? Satan. How? Through craftiness, through subtlety, he came with a very cunny question, questioning the truth in the heart of Eve and immediately Eve succumbed to the temptation, Eve became a sinner.
18.       To be tempted is not sin; I believe that to be true. Now watch the serpent, the serpent was a horrible thing in the wilderness.
19.        Let us go to the Book of Numbers chapter 21 verse 7 to 9, you will see what the serpent caused in the wilderness, “Then, the people came to Moses and cried out, we have failed for we have spoken against Jehovah and against you”.
20.       That was when the people were beaten by serpent, they were beaten by serpent in the wilderness as a result of iniquity.
21.       Who brought iniquity into the holy camp? The devil. Who were the instruments he used? The mixed multitude; they stirred up rebellion, complaining and murmuring and the people started revolting.
22.       They spoke against Moses; they spoke against Aaron. I hope I am making sense? Now, God sent that fiery serpent; he started biting them; all of them became possessed.
23.        When they became possessed, the handwriting was clear that they were suffering from their departure from God which was caused by the devil; which was caused by the devil.
24.       Remember how it started; they started by complaining about food, complaining about meat. I hope you are hearing Me? They were complaining, “Everyday, one type of food; everyday, one type of food; ehn, ehn, ehn, ehn;I think we should be blending food; we should be changing food and that is not all; we need meat; we need meat”.
25.       From there, they started complaining and trouble came into their Camp. Who was witnessed in the camp? Serpent? Who bit them? Serpent.
26.        Remember, it was Exodus; it was Exodus and it was where they were encamped, not while they were going. It was where they encamped.
27.       It was a sort of their home that these things started happening, snake bit all of them and then trouble ensued. “Then the people came to Moses and cried out, ‘We have sinned, for we have spoken against Jehovah and against you. Pray to him to take away the snakes.
28.        Pray to him to do what? Take away the snakes; take away the serpent; the snake. “So, Moses prayed for the people. Then the lord told him, ‘Make a bronze replica of one of these snakes,”
29.       A bronze replica; something that resembles a snake, “Make a bronze replica of one of these snakes and attach it to the top of a pole; anyone who is bitten shall live if he simply looks at it,”by faith,‘So Moses made the replica and whenever anyone who had been bitten looked at the bronze snake, he recovered”.
30.       Watch, God commanded that what caused that sickness is what would heal it because every problem has the seed of its solution.
31.        There was no other animal that was fit to be reproduced in bronze form if not that same snake. As you obeyed that living snake, obey the statue, now exercise your faith on the bronze serpent.
33.              You are lucky. Count yourself as lucky people because the examiner is here. Your examiner is also your lecturer. He is the one that will also mark the scripts. Once He adjudges you free, you are free. But if He says you are not free, you are not free. Remember, I am the final Bus stop for all human beings. Both the living and the dead are all accountable to Me.I am going to judge and I am judging even right now, both the LIVING and the DEAD.

2.           Look at what The Son of Man is hanging. St John’s Gospel Chapter 3 verse 14 to 15; in case you are bitten by the snake; by unbelief.
3.            Incase Satan craftily comes into your life to weaken your spiritual life, do not write yourself off. There is a remedy if you are a Seed of God
4.           ‘And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert [on a pole], so much [so it is necessary that] the Son of Man be lifted up [on the cross], in order that everyone [who cleaves to Him, trusts Him and relies on Him] may not perish, but have eternal life,period, ‘and [actually] live forever!’(AMP).And actually do what? Live forever. This is the only remedy in case you are bitten. Yes, read your own there.
5.           And as Moses in the wilderness lifted up the bronze image of the serpent on a pole, even so I must be lifted up upon a pole, so that anyone who believes in me will have eternal life.’ (LB)
6.           “As Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the desert, in the same way The Son of Man must be lifted up so that everyone, everyone, “so that everyone who believes in himmay have eternal life.”(GNB)
7.           The person will not perish again. So you see it? What brought the sickness is what is going to heal the sickness. Look at Christ being lifted up. That’s why the bible said,‘Look unto Christ at all times for He is the Author and Finisher of your faith.’ True or false.[True sir.]
8.            Isaiah 45 verse 22 to the end,“Let all the world look to Me for salvation! For I am God,” let all the entire world look to me for what? Salvation.“Let all the world look to Me for salvation! For I am God; there is no other.
9.            I have sworn by Myself and I will never go back on My Word.’I have sworn by myself and I will never go back on my word,“for it is true that every knee in all the world shall bow to me, and every tongue shall swear allegiance to my name, “In Jehovah is all my righteousness and strength,”
10.       In Jehovah is our righteousness and strength, “the people shall declare. And all who were angry with him shall come to him and be ashamed. In Jehovah, all the generations of Israel shall be justified.”LB.
11.       “Look to Me and be saved all the ends of the earth, for I am God and there is no other. I have sworn by myself.”(AMP).Another translation.
12.       “Turn to Me now and be saved, people all over the world! I am the only God there is. My promise is true and it will not be changed. I solemnly promise by all that I am: Everyone will come and kneel before Me and vow to be loyal to Me. They will say that only through Me are victory and strength be found; but all who hate Me will suffer disgrace.  I, the Lord, will rescue all the descendants of Jacob and they will give Me praise. Amen.
13.       God will rescue us, the same way He rescued them in the wilderness. So while we are at home, Satan is likely to bite but in case you are bitten what do you do? Look up to Christ.
14.       Look up to Christ; you will renew your strength again, for your strength is coming from no other place, but from Jehovah; My strength is coming from Jehovah, but when you want to apply your sense, you must surely fail.
15.        You must surely fail. Don’t apply your strength. You have nothing to apply than to look up to Christ who is the Author and Finisher of your faith, The A to Z, The Alpha and Omega.  That’s the One we must look up to at a time like this.
16.       There are too many temptations. I will show you what God promised at a time like this. 1st Corinthians Chapter 10 verse 9 through 14, Amplified Bible: “And do not tempt the Lord, trying his patience, become a trial to him, become what? A trial to Him. Everybody should take note now we are clustering at home.
17.       If we are not careful, we shall be tempters to ourselves. If you are not spirit-filled, you are a tempter for the devil will use one from among us to upset everybody.
18.       Who is he going to use? Somebody who is spiritually weak; someone who has been attacked by the devil while he is idle.
19.       When you are idle, when you are doing nothing, when you are lazing about, you are creating room for the devil to come in with his suggestions. After processing the information from the devil, you will no longer be the same. You will become an upset to everybody. Am I making sense?
20.        Who will like to yield to the devil to that extent when your presence will be an upset to everybody? ‘We should not tempt the Lord, [try his patience],’ we should not tempt the Lord neither should we tempt ourselves.
21.        In many ways we tempt ourselves. When you refuse to do that which you are supposed to do, you are a tempter. When you are an object of provocation, you are a tempter. Is it not true?
22.       When you are sleeping at a time you should stay awake, are you not a tempter? You are a tempter. Let us not tempt God’s patience and let us also not tempt our own patience.
23.       We can be tempters to ourselves, that is, when we yield to the devil. Remember, the devil is a crafty fellow. He will make that your wrong action look very light. Even when it is presented, you will be asking, ‘Is it all?”
24.       “Is it not just this small thing? Is it because of this small thing that you are hollering my name? Any little thing, you will be hammering my name.”Is your name being called for nothing? Do we call anyone’s name in vain?
25.       The reason why it is a small thing in your eyes is because Satan has craftily made sin to look very little in your eyes and that which you call little God calls big; the one you call big God calls small.
26.        Remember it is not the big thing we have done that God will use to condemn us but the little thing we left undone; we ignored saying, ‘It doesn’t matter.’ It matters before God.
27.       Let nobody ever be an instrument in the hand of the devil as we stay at home to worship the Lord. When you stay close to somebody, you will perceive the smell of the person’s mouth; you will perceive it. True or false?
28.       Before now, every morning we will go out, every evening we will come back, but it is not so again. We are clustering at home. And this is the time we should remove everything that is wrong in our lives. Then, we become objects of praise.
29.       We will be encouraging one another unto edification; we will no longer be weakening the faith of our brethren.
30.       Now, whatever might be your human weaknesses, this is the time to get rid of all. He that doesn’t know, his kith will show him. I hope I’m making sense?
31.       “We should not tempt the Lord, [try his patience, become a trial to him”], become a trial to God,“[critically appraise him, and exploit His goodness]”
32.       Critically appraise God and exploit God’s goodness Who has offered us this opportunity to stay together as a family, to make our wrongs right, take great resolutions that, ‘As for this Family, only God shall we worship all the days of our life.
33.       That Satan, we decree you out of our program.’ That’s all. That is a very good resolution. We work towards it. Then, if there be one that works contrary, the Spirit of God will reveal that person, that he is not one of us, that he is the one the devil is using to torment us; to destabilize our peace and unity in the home.
34.       For this is the time God will see the beauty of every home. This is the hour the beauty of every home shall be made manifest.
35.       The love in every family shall be made manifest. Even at the same time, this is the hour you will see families tearing apart more and more; more and more.
36.       What will unite us because we are children of God is the word of God; the love of God.
37.       The same love of God will tear some families apart. The same word that unites us will tear some apart. ‘And some of them did and were killed by poisonous serpents,’ let us not be tempters as some of them became tempters to God and to one another and they died because of the bite of poisonous serpents.
39.       “Nor discontentedly complain as some of them did and were put out of the way entirely by the destroyer (death), the destroyer, death put them out of the way because they were discontentedly complaining and murmuring; selfish people.
40.       “Now these things befell them by way of a figure [as an example and warning to us], they were written to admonish and fit us for right action,”
41.       Fit us for right behavior, right action, “by good instruction, we in whose days the ages have reached their climax ,”amen! We in whose days all the ages, evils that started from the days of Abel, all climaxing in our own day.
42.       “We in whose days the ages have reached their climax, (their consummation and concluding period),” their consummation and also concluding period, which I told you we are to conclude the history of worshipping God.
43.       ‘Therefore let anyone who thinks he stands [who feels sure that he has a steadfast mind and is standing firm]take heed lest he fall [into sin]”, do what?
44.       Take heed lest he fall into sin. Living Bible, “And don’t try the Lord’s patience – they did and died from snake bites.And don’t murmur against God and His dealings with you”
45.       Don’t murmur against God and God’s dealings with you as some of them did.“And don’t murmur against God and His dealings with you as some of them did, for that is why God sent His angels to destroy them.”
46.        God sent what? His angels to destroy them.“All these things happened to them as examples-as object lessons to us-to warn us against doing the same things; they were written down so that we could read about them and learn from them in these last days as the world nears its end.’
47.       ‘So be careful. If you are thinking, “Oh, I would never behave like that”- let this be a warning to you.” Let this be what? A warning to you, “for you too may fall into sin. But remember this-the wrong desires that come into your life aren’t anything new and different”.
48.       Remember what? Whatever trials and temptations you think are coming to you, they are not peculiar to you alone; they are common to everybody. So, you are not a special fellow in this Family; I am not a special fellow.
49.       We are all partakers of the same trials. Why should your own be different? We have received the same message; the same Spirit that will help us to resist the wrong desires. Note, temptations come through desires.
50.       Wrong appetite; wrong desires that are constantly at work in you is because the devil has come into your life and God said we are not ignorant concerning the devices of the devil.
51.       Who is ignorant here? Nobody is ignorant concerning the devices of the devil; we know the various ways he creeps into human lives.
52.       Number one is through your desires. When your desire becomes hot in you; you are drawn away and until you fulfill it, you will never have rest but after fulfilling it, your eyes will open.
53.       You begin to weep inside; you begin to regret because Satan has caused havoc. The same way he uses a human being to destabilize others. God can use somebody to put something in order; the devil will use somebody to destabilize what God has put in order.
54.        Remember, he works through your sinful desires. Who injects those desires? Is it not the devil? So, what am I saying? The Light is meant for darkness; not during the day you put light; in the night you switch off. Light is created for darkness.
55.       So, what am I saying in effect? Guard against your wrong desires, wrong appetite as we stay at home and worship God, for that is the area the devil operates most as we stay at home and worship God. And always bear in mind that after us cometh no other; after us cometh no other.
56.        We are living at the concluding side of the history of all the Ages. That’s why it is not easy to live a godly life as I’m talking to you now, but the remedy lies in Christ.
57.       The remedy lies in Christ, “but remember this the wrong desires that come into your life aren’t anything new and different. Many others have faced exactly the same problem before you,” many others have battled them before you and they won their battle.
58.       “As no temptation is irresistible,” what? No temptation is irresistible. I want everybody to say it, NO TEMPTATION IS IRRESISTIBLE, say it again, NO TEMPTATION IS IRRESISTIBLE, thank you very much.
59.       Was it not the topic that we handled in the morning? No matter how it is pressing, how it is pressurizing you, you can resist it.
60.        You can say no to it. Since no temptation is irresistible, so, ‘I was tempted,’ is no excuse. When you resist the devil, he will flee from you, but when you give him attention, recognize him, welcome him, he starts his work.And he destabilizes the spirit there. Then, he goes on to weaken you all round; weaken you all round.
61.        Like he has succeeded in weakening IK Ezindu; he cannot come out and pray again. He cannot preach again. By the time he will recover, it will take some time.
62.       Maybe before then, the saints have been translated. Anybody that is taking a risk now by succumbing to the whims and caprices of the devil is running the greatest risk for we are living at a dangerous period when you don’t know what will happen in the next minute.
63.       I don’t know what will happen in the next second. It can be now we are talking it will be over; it can be in the morning; it can be in the night. It can be in the noon day.
64.        Our duty is to be ready at all times giving no room to the devil at all cost, “and no temptation is irresistible,” no temptation is irresistible, “you can trust God to keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it for he has promised this and He will do what He says”
65.       You can trust God to do what? To keep the temptation from becoming so strong, you can trust God to keep the temptation, to wave it off; trust God.
66.        Another translation,“God is able, he will not let you be tempted…” God is able; He will never allow you to be tempted more than you can bear; hey!
67.       “You can trust God to keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it for He has promised this and He will do what He says.’ Amen. ‘He will show you how to escape temptation’s power,’
68.       He will do what? Show you the way out; show you how to escape temptation’s power even as we stay at home and worship God. If we do not tempt ourselves, nobody will tempt us.
69.       If we do not become tempters to ourselves in this Family, I bet you, no devil can tempt us away from God.
70.        The greatest temptation that comes to every child of God is the one that comes from the home; for man’s greatest enemy is drawn from the home.
71.       At a time like this, we have to be wiser than serpent. I say, wiser than serpent and then flee from all the appearances of the devil.
72.        In every temptation, God maketh a way of escape. Will you see the way of escape? If you don’t see the way of escape it is because you are blind. What is the way of escape?
73.       The word of God raises the standard in your heart. What if the word of God is not settled in your heart? No standard will be lifted. Meanwhile you must be wrapped in the Spirit of God, wrapped in the Word of God. Be filled at all times, especially now we are at home.
74.       Now we are at home. Too many things can bug us down. I am telling you the whole truth. We may be busy in the home doing nothing. I said we may be busy doing nothing.
75.       This is not the time we shall create unnecessary jobs for ourselves; this is the time because we are now plenty at home. A work that was taking one man one hour can take us less than ten minutes now.
76.       There should be division of labour; all hands must be on deck no; eye service. We wake up in the morning, less than thirty minutes we have tidied up everywhere because we are now many.
77.       We cannot be many only in eating, we should be many also in sharing responsibilities, in doing the work. So, whoever that abandons the time for work and goes to the bed is a tempter. Am I making sense?
78.       When you should be working, you are lying in the bed. When you should be working; you are pressing your handsets. You are a tempter because when you are frustrating the work in the family you are extending the time.
79.        I said, you are extending the time. Useful time for prayers and meditations will be devoted to nonsense because somebody refused to do his own work.
80.       While brother is washing the clothes, another is washing the plate, another is ironing the dresses, and another is scrubbing the floor. Is it not true?
81.       Instead of resting on your bed doing nothing, one will do the scrubbing, he will do the washing of clothes, he will do the ironing, and he will also wash the plates, the rest will be idle.
82.       That is residual unemployment, residual unemployment. Twenty persons doing the work of one person in the same hour one person does it. It shouldn’t be so.  Whoever that is doing it is a tempter. He is yielding ignorantly to Satan’s craftiness.
83.        What is he trying to do? Divert the time, precious time, for time is our greatest undoing right now. Time we should have utilized for something meaningful will be devoted to idleness. So, let no man ever give in to Satan’s tricks at all.
84.       “He will show you how to escape temptation’s power so that you can bear up patiently against it. So, dear friends, carefully avoid idol worship of every kind.” 
85.       Let us go to Job Chapter 26 verses 13 and 14,Good News Bible, ‘It is His breath that made the sky clear, and His hand that killed the escaping monster.  But these are only hints of His power, only the whispers that we have heard. Who can know how truly great God is?  Amplified Bible, “By His breath the heavens are garnished; His hand pierced the [swiftly] fleeing serpent.
86.       Yet these are but [a small part of his doings] the outskirts of His ways or the mere fringes of His force, the faintest whisper of His voice!
87.        Who dares contemplate or who can understand the thunders of His full, magnificent power?
88.       Living bible, “The heavens are made beautiful by His Spirit; He pierces the swiftly gliding serpent. These are some of the minor things he does,” these are some of the minor things God can do ,“merely a whisper of His power. Who then can withstand His thunder?”
89.        Who then can withstand His thunder? What I am saying is that we are saying, ‘Good morning’, to the troubles that are coming; I said, we are merely saying, ‘Good morning.’
90.        The wrath is yet to come and if we do not gather ourselves right now, gather our senses, gather our experiences together, tie ourselves to the truth when all those things will begin to unfold, we shall be completely put off.

The only way we can achieve this is by doing whatever He instructs us to do. Only in this way can we abide in Him as Branch and can we bear good fruits. If we detach by disobeying Him, we must wilt and get dried up and lastly end it in the fire. When we obey His instructions, surely we become His friends but on the contrary, we become His enemies.  As many as are numbered among the saved by election of grace maintain the “Vine-Branch Relationship with God”.
THE GREAT SERMON REVISED EDITION, 2019 .Pg.46 vs.70 &pg.45 vs. 52 &53.


But before then, He will allow us to be here, to be witnessing what is happening like we are witnessing it right now. If there is anything we are forfeiting, it is for our own good. I say, everything is turning around for our good.
2.           What are we forfeiting? It is going out to go and stay in the shed; when we were staying in the shed what were we getting? Or go to Awka or go to school; that’s what we are forfeiting, but talk of any other thing, God is there and He has been the there.
3.           Whatever we are forfeiting materially, God is replenishing spiritually. Let Me show you what is happening; sincere families that are embedded in Christ are growing in the Faith as a result of paying allegiance to and worshipping the living God.
4.           It is a blessing to devoted families, sincere families that are worshipping God in spirit and in truth, but it is a curse to all hypocritical families.
5.           This is the time God has punished all of them. Instead of growing, the little they have is gradually fizzling out.
6.           Those that normally have their revival when they come to GTC, (Government Technical College), when they go to their fellowship ground, that is their revival center. Now, no more revival.
7.           The revival they will now be having is in the television; another revival is a bottle of beer in their hand; another revival is dining table. Is that true revival?
8.            Any revival that is not spiritual is not revival; its devilish revival. Let’s see the hope of the whole world as we march along.
9.            Psalm 58, 1 through 11. Living Bible ‘Justice? You high and mighty politicians don’t even know the meaning of the word! Fairness? Which of you has any left?
10.       Not one! All your dealings are crooked: you give “justice” in exchange for bribes.
11.       These men are born sinners, lying from their earliest words. They are poisonous as deadly snakes, cobras that close their ears to the most expert of charmers’.
12.       I want another translation, “Do you indeed in silence speak righteousness, O you mighty ones? (Or is the righteousness, rightness, and justice you should speak quite dumb?)
13.        Do you judge fairly and uprightly O you sons of men? No, in your heart you device wickedness,’ in your heart you do what? Device wickedness.
14.       You deal out in the land the violence of your hands. The ungodly are perverse and estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they are born’(Amplified).
15.       I want Good News, from verse two, “No! You think only of the evil you can do, and commit crimes of violence in the land.”
16.       You think only of the evil you can do. As we stay at home, anybody who is given to this type of spirit is digging his grave.
17.       Giving yourself to evil you can do because you think you have the power, you have the ability because you think you are the craftiest. No, no, no. Doing that means you are an instrument in the hand of the devil, when God will destroy the devil, He will destroy you also.
18.        Give you a place with the devil for the devil is filled with iniquity because that is what he is ordained for.
19.        “No! You think only of the evil you can do and commit crimes of violence in the land. Evil doers go wrong all their lives, ”evil doers do what? Go wrong all their lives; no room for repentance.
20.       “They tell lies from the day they were born”, from the day they were born which means, there unto they are ordained.
21.        Who is ordained to do evil in the house of God? Who will be that wicked fellow who after hearing this may desire to remain evil at a time like this? God said ,‘No.’
22.        They are full of poison like snakes; they stop up their ears like a deaf cobra which does not hear the voice of the snake charmer or the chant of the clever magician.
23.        Break the teeth of these fierce lions, O God. May they disappear like water draining away; may they be crushed like weeds on a path. May they be like snails that dissolve into slime; may they be like a baby born dead that never sees the light. Before they know it, they are cut down like weeds; in his fierce anger, God will blow them away while they are still living. The righteous will be glad when they see sinners punished;’
24.        The righteous will be what? Glad when they see sinners punished. So, sinners must be punished. Let hand join hand, no sinner will go unpunished.
25.        The righteous will see the end of the wicked which is always disastrous and disappointing. “The righteous will be glad when they see sinners punished; they will wade through the blood of the wicked. People will say, ‘The righteous are indeed rewarded; there is indeed a God who judges the world.’ There is indeed a God who judges the world.
26.       Ecclesiastes Chapter 10 from verse 7, Good News Bible, ‘I have seen slaves on horseback while noblemen go on foot like slaves. If you dig a pit, you fall in it,’
27.        If you dig a pit you fall in it,‘if you break through a wall, a snake bites you,’ if you break through a wall, a snake bites you.
28.       “If you work in a stone quarry, you get hurt by stones. If you split wood, you get hurt doing it. If your axe is blunt and you don’t sharpen it, you have to work harder to use it. It is more sensible to plan ahead. Knowing how to charm a snake is of no use if you let the snake bite first.”
29.       Knowing how to charm a snake is of no use if you let the snake bite you first which means prevention is better than cure. Don’t say, ‘When a snake bites me, I will take drugs.’ Let nobody say that.  That’s why God is sounding this warning.
30.       Knowing how to charm a snake is of no use if you let the snake bite first. What the wise say brings them honour but fools are destroyed by their own words.
31.        They start out with silly talk and end up with pure madness. A fool talks on and on, no one knows what is going to happen next and no one can tell us what will happen after we die.’
32.       Listen to Me as we end it, the Book of Revelation Chapter 12 verse 9 through 12 Living Bible: ‘The huge dragon was thrown out – that ancient serpent, named the Devil, or Satan, that deceived the whole world.
33.       He was thrown down to earth and all his angels with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, “Now God’s salvation has come! Now God has shown His power as king! Now his Messiah has shown His authority!
34.       For the one who stood before our God and accused our brothers and sisters day and night has been thrown out of heaven.
35.       Our brothers and sisters won the victory over him by the blood of the lamb and by the truth,’our brothers and sisters won the what? Victory. God has conferred that victory unto us, but Jesus Christ said because I overcame, you must surely overcome. What did they use to overcome?
36.        “Our brothers and sisters won the victory over him by the blood of the lamb and by the truth which they proclaimed…” GNB
37.       And by the truth which they proclaimed. That was the word of their testimonies and they were willing to submit to death while resisting the devil. Thank you.
38.        The Book of Hebrews says, “Sin is overcoming us because we have not even resisted to the shedding of our blood.”That is why sin can carry us and slam us to the ground. Now we are worshipping God at home, we must watch out for the Snake’s bite.
39.       Revelation Chapter 20 verse 1 to 3, Living Bible, ‘Then, I saw an angel come down from heaven with the key to the bottomless pit and heavy chain in his hand.
40.        He seized the dragon – that old serpent, the devil…’ he seized what?
41.       The dragon, that old serpent, the devil “…Satan and bound him in chains for a thousand years and threw him into the bottomless pit, which he then shut and locked so that he could not fool the nations anymore.’
42.       So that he could no longer fool the nations anymore. So the devil has limited time and that’s why he is fighting tooth and nail. He has only, but a limited time.
43.       Finally, before we go to bed, the Book of Isaiah Chapter 66 verse 2 through 3, Living Bible, “My hand has made both earth and skies and they are mine.
44.        Yet I will look with pity on the man who has a humble and a contrite heart who trembles at my word.”
45.       Read it in Amplified, “For all these things My hand has made, and so all these things have come into being (by and for me) says the Lord. But this is the man to whom I will look and have regard.’
46.        This is the man to whom I will look and have regard as we worship God at home, “he who is humble and of a broken or wounded spirit.”
47.        He who is humble, of a broken or contrite spirit, ‘and who trembles at My word, ’who trembles at the Word of God.
48.        Who will not submit to the temptations of the devil; who will not yield to his antics; who won’t like the devil to use him as a tool to become a tempter to his fellow brethren?
49.       That is the person God will regard, “who trembles at My word and reveres my command. (The acts of the hypocrite’s worship are abominable to God).
50.       The acts of the hypocritical worships are abominable to God. At a time like this, may we not only close ranks physically because we are clustering at home.
51.       Let us close ranks spiritually working by the same rule, working by the same Spirit, respecting one another, honouring one another, praying at all times, studying together, sharing the testimonies of our experiences together for that is what will help us to overcome.
52.       Any other thing contrary, we are creating room for the devil to come in and when he comes in, he must wreak havoc.
53.       So, do not give room for snake’s bite at a time like this, but peradventure he has bitten you already what do you do? You look up to Christ.
54.        Look up to Christ; that’s the brazen serpent that is hanging there for you. He is the Author and the Finisher of our Faith. As we wrap ourselves in His righteousness, wrap ourselves in His glory by trembling at His word, He will regard us. I say, He will regard us.