Bride of Christ Ministry World Wide: BEWARE OF SECOND SPIRITUAL CAPTIVITY Volume 2
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BEWARE OF SECOND SPIRITUAL CAPTIVITY Volume 2

the son of man

[A Family Altar Message] PREACHED ON THURSDAY, 16TH APRIL 2020 @ THE BRIDAL LODGE, NSUGBE ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA BY APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN THE EVER LIVING GOD

 Glory be to God. If you refuse the personality God has introduced to you, you have indirectly or ignorantly rejected God. As many that said No to THE SON OF MAN, you have seen that THE SON OF MAN and the Father are One. Who do you think that they have rejected? Where will they end it at the end? When you reject the Saviour, can you be saved again? You cannot be saved without a Saviour. Can you save yourself? I AM YOUR SAVIOUR. I AM THE ONE SENT TO COME AND BRING YOU HOME. If you refuse to go with Me, I

will abandon you. Finish! I do not beg you to follow. Prove for yourself whether I am He, the One you are waiting for or whether you should continue to wait for another.

ARE YOU THE PROMISED ONE TO COME OR DO WE WAIT FOR ANOTHER? VOL 2; preached on Sunday 26th August, 2012 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 110 vs. 8 – 10

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TO RESIST TRUTH IS

 A TORMENT

THE APOSTLE INTRODUCES HIMSELF TO HIS PEOPLE; Part 2 Volume 2; Chapter 2: ACTION TIME. Page 38 from verse 34 – 36.34What is your problem my people now...

2.             What is your problem, My people? That is the question. What is your problem, My people? Is it that the barber is not proficient or that the razor is not sharp?What is your problem, My people?   

3.           34What is your problem, My people? Now that you have believed, you travelled long distances to be here, is there anything in this wilderness to be admired?

4.           Am I putting on mask? Am I speaking Greek? Am I bribing your consciences with food?

5.           35After all, I am serving you. I am not bribing the heart of anybody in this church. You are suffering here more than you can suffer in your house. ...

6.             Yes, because I starved them, thinking that it would make them to go. They still remained there.

7.             ... At least it is enough to ask you to go but you are still staying here. Without food!

8.           36Why should you waste your time? ...

9.           Why should you waste your time since you know who you are? And you know your mission. And you know that you are not making any effort to come out of that because you are constantly resisting the truth and struggling your way into error.

10.         TO RESIST TRUTH IS A TORMENT. I SAY, IT IS A TORMENT TO RESIST THE TRUTH THAT IS EVIDENTLY SET OUT BEFORE YOUR CONSCIENCE AND BEFORE YOUR EYES. AND THAT TRUTH IS COMING FROM ALMIGHTY GOD.

11.       AND YOU ARE PUTTING UP RESISTANCE IN YOUR HEART. YOU ARE TORMENTING YOURSELF. YOUR HEART CAN NEVER SEE PEACE. YOUR LIFE CAN NEVER STABILIZE. IT CAN NEVER!

12.       THAT IS WHY, IF YOU WANT TO HAVE PEACE WITH GOD, SURRENDER TO HIM. 

13.       When we were coming up in 1993, God said, “THE SECRET OF FOLLOWING GOD REMAINS TAKING HIM AT HIS WORD AND MOVING AS HE SPEAKS.”

14.       You are likened to one that is tied to a moving vehicle. If you do not want to be pulled down and dragged contrarily, He said, “WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING GRADUALLY, KEEP ON JOGGING GRADUALLY. YOU WILL GET THERE AT THE SAME TIME.”

15.       He said, “Do not try to resist because the engine of the vehicle is much more powerful than your weight. It must surely pull you down. And when it pulls you down, it will continue to move. While you are doubting, it will be giving you series of deep wounds, you will be rolling on the ground, even on the stones and rolling everywhere.” 

16.       And your body will be peeling. That is, if you will not even die before you get there.

17.       SO WHY WILL YOU CARRY ALL THESE WOUNDS ONLY TO GET THERE FOR GOD TO SPOT YOU OUT AS ONE THAT IS RESISTING THE TRUTH AND THEN PUSH YOU OUT.

18.       FOR NOBODY WILL CARRY SCAR THERE, THE SCAR FOR RESISTING THE TRUTH. THE ONLY SCAR THAT WILL TAKE YOU THERE IS PERSECUTION SCAR.

19.       IF YOU ARE BEING PERSECUTED TO THE POINT OF WOUNDING YOU OR KILLING YOU BECAUSE OF THIS GOSPEL, YOU ARE CARRYING YOUR SCAR THERE. YOU ARE ENTERING.

20.       BUT IF YOUR SCAR IS AS A RESULT OF YOUR RESISTANCE TO THE TRUTH, YOU WILL NEVER ENTER THERE.

21.       That is why the Bible says, “if any man suffers in this flesh, let him not suffer as a heathen or an unbeliever. Let him never suffer as a criminal or one that is disobedient to the word of God.”

22.       [15]But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or any sort of criminal, or as a mischief-maker (a meddler) in the affairs of others [infringing on their rights]. [1 Peter 4:15 Amp]

23.       IF IT IS YOUR DISOBEDIENCE TO THE WORD OF GOD THAT IS ATTRACTING YOUR TROUBLES, DEFINITELY YOU ARE ENTERING HELL WITH YOUR SCAR, WITH YOUR TROUBLES AND WITH YOUR WOUNDS.

24.       God wants people He will just say, “Follow” and they will follow,even rejoicing that I am following the vehicle.

25.       Even, you will notice that the cord that is tied to them will be lose. You see! It becomes a pleasurable ride following God into Paradise because He availed you Himself.

26.       Whatever you say you are passing through, I am passing through it too. If you are a human being, am I not a human being?

27.       I am your succourer. I am just one man. I am making the journey very easy for everybody. We are eating the same food. We are passing through everything and doing everything together.

28.       WHY? WHAT IS THE ESSENCE? MAKING THE JOURNEY VERY EASY FOR EVERYBODY.

29.       You cannot say that you are following an imaginary fellow or that you are following a spirit. No! You are seeing Him. He is seeing you. He is not removed from you. He is not a stranger. He is drawn from among you. Is it not true?

30.       If he is jogging, you are jogging with Him. Move at His pace. Do not go in front. Stay behind. That’s all!

31.       Watch those that moved in the wilderness with Moses. Did they have any problem? But to those that dragged their feet, what happened? They were overtaken. They were overtaken. And there, they perished.

32.       ANYBODY THAT WAS OVERTAKEN BY DEFAULT IS OVERTAKEN BECAUSE HE IS DRAGGING HIS FEET.

33.       When the young prophet dragged his feet, what happened? Was he not overtaken?

34.       [11]Now there dwelt an old prophet in Beth-el; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Beth-el: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father. [12]And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah. [13]And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon, [14]and went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak: and he said unto him, Art thou the man of God that camest from Judah? And he said, I am. [15]Then he said unto him, Come home with me, and eat bread. [16]And he said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee: neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this place: [17]for it was said to me by the word of the Lord, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest. [18]He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the Lord, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him. [19]So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water. [20]And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the Lord came unto the prophet that brought him back: [21]and he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the Lord, and hast not kept the commandment which the Lord thy God commanded thee, [22]but camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the Lord did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcass shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers. [23]And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back. [24]And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass. [25]And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcass cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcass: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. [1 Kings 13:11 – 25]

35.       Check all of them. When Saul dragged his feet, was he not overtaken?

36.       [1]Samuel also said unto Saul, The Lord sent me to anoint thee to beking over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou untothe voice of the words of the Lord. [2]Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did toIsrael, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up fromEgypt.[3]Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant andsuckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. ...... [23]For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king. [24]And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned : for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. [25]Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord. [26]And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord hath rejected thee from being king over Israel. [27]And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent. [28]And Samuel said unto him, The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbor of thine, that is better than thou. [29]And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent. [30]Then he said, I have sinned :yet honor me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord thy God. [31]So Samuel turned again after Saul ; and Saul worshipped the Lord. [32]Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past. [33]And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal. [34]Then Samuel went to Ramah ; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul. [35]And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the Lord repented that he had made Saul king over Israel. [1 Samuel 15: 1 – 3, 23 – 35]

37.       When Barnabas dragged his feet, was he not overtaken? When John Mark dragged his feet, was he not overtaken?

38.       [36]And some days after, Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do. [37]And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. [38]But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. [39]And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; [Acts 15:36 – 39]

39.       Even when St. Peter dragged his feet, was he not overtaken? He denied Christ even with an oath.

40.       [69]Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. [70]But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest. [71]And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, Thisfellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. [72]And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man. [73]And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech betrayeth thee. [74]Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. [Matthew 26:69 – 74]

41.       [66]And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest: [67]and when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. [68]But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. [69]And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew. And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them. [70]And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech agreeththereto. [71]But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak. [Mark 14:66 – 71]

42.       [54]Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest’s house. And Peter followed afar off. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him. And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him; for he is a Galilean. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. [Luke 22:54 – 60]

43.       [25]And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not. [26]One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him? [27]Peter then denied again; and immediately the cock crew.[John 18:25 - 27]

44.       THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN DRAG YOUR FEET WITHOUT BEING OVERTAKEN. THAT IS WHY THE SECRET IS IN MARCHING FORWARD TO THE SAVING OF YOUR SOULS.

45.       SO, WE ARE NOT NUMBERED AMONG THOSE THAT DRAW BACK AND THAT DRAGGED THEIR FEET.

46.       WE ARE NUMBERED AMONG THOSE WHO MARCH FORWARD TO THE SAVING OF OUR SOULS, FOR WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE WHO DRAGGED THEIR FEET.

47.       THEY WERE OVERTAKEN IN THE WILDERNESS. THEY WERE OVERTAKEN HERE AND THERE. AND THEY SERVED AS EXAMPLE.

48.       And we are sure and certain that if we begin to drag our feet now, the spirit of God will no longer be pleased with us, having carried us thus far.

49.       [38]Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. [39]But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. [Hebrews 10:38 – 39]

50.       Look at the extent we have journeyed. See the extent we have journeyed, and then only to crash here? No nono!

51.       We crossed Red Sea. We crossed Jordan. We made three days’ journey, only to crash here? No, no, no! It is impossible!

52.       THAT IS WHY OUR EYES ARE RED AGAINST ANYBODY WHO HAPPENS TO BE A STRANGER AND WHO WILL JUST STEALTHILY FILTER IN TO INJECT POISON INTO OUR MINDS AND INTO HEARTS BY INTRODUCING WRONG WAY OF LIFE.

53.       THAT WRONG WAY OF LIFE IS NOTHING BUT RESISTING THE TRUTH. THE TRUTH THAT IS MEANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER, YOU RESIST IT. IT THEN MEANS YOU WANT TO INFLUENCE US TO DO WRONG. WE WILL SAY NO!

54.       He asked, “What is wrong with you My people? What is wrong with you?” Do you not know it would have been better for you to decide your fate long ago by saying what your people said? Hypocrites who came with one thing in mind and met another thing.

55.       They said,“Men! Let me go and find my way. Everybody, it is now to you your tent, O Israel.”Why not go and find your way? Go and find your way because what you had in mind was not what you saw.

56.       One that goes for a baby-sitting job and the baby dies, what else will the person do? It is very clear.

 

I ONLY PROMISED YOU ETERNAL LIFE

 

57.       This is because where we are now, THE SON OF MAN can never promise you any material thing. Although, from the very beginning, I never promised anybody any material thing.

58.       I ONLY PROMISED YOU ETERNAL LIFE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MATERIAL BLESSINGS, GO OUT THERE. GO OUT THERE.

59.       THE ONLY THING I CAN OFFER TO ANYBODY IS ETERNAL LIFE. FOR THAT IS THE REASON WHY I AM SENT. NO MORE. NO LESS.

60.       And I never made any mistake about it. That is why all that came thinking that I will better their lot, after some time, they left. They felt disappointed. But did they get any better? Did they get any better?

61.       The truth they received condemned them. That truth made it impossible for them to succeed even where criminals succeeded. Anyone they tried, they failed.

62.       Where is Johnson today? The truth Johnson received could not allow him to move forward. That truth destroyed him, destroyed Bon Diuka, destroyed NnamdiOgbogu, destroyed the wife, and destroyed all of them. All of them! Check all of them. Did any of them make any headway?

63.       It is that truth that frustrated even those that are alive. OkeyNwankpa is frustrated with his family. OkeyIbe, frustrated. Even the wife he chased away is the one now feeding him paying his rentand training the children. That is the person.

64.       And now, he is going to Deacon Pascal and his sister [Pascal’s wife], begging for food, begging for money, and asking them now to beg Me, saying that he made a mistake in the beginning. And that he will like to be restored because he has seen the handwriting on the wall.

65.       That is rubbish! That is no repentance. Repenting becauseNoah’s rain has started everywhere. Your gutter is filled. Your drums are filled and water is everywhere. Water has passed the boundary. The situation is now beyond his control.

66.       Then now you remember that there was a prophet. And then, he began to run, only to get there when the water was already on their throats. Before you will get thee, you are already drowned.

67.       Anybody can be a good swimmer in a stream or a river. There is no good swimmer in an ocean. Nobody has ever swum across an ocean.

68.       And yet, an ocean is a fragment of the earth. I say, “A fragment of the earth.” If the totality of the earth is covered by water, tell Me where you will begin to swim? Where you will anchor?

....If your conscience does not prick you; it does not convict you when you err, and when you challenge God’s Word, when you challenge His Authority, when you want to have your way, and your conscience does not prick you, your conscience has been seared with a hot iron. It is dead. It is dead. And once your conscience is dead, you are dead. Once your conscience dies, you have died. You might be moving about, but you are dead. I hope I am making sense. Hear Me very well. If the Words of God, in Him, are yea and amen, your duty is to say yea and amen. All personal interpretations, all objections and all reasons must stop.

ACTION IS FAITH EXPRESSED; Preached on Sunday 18th December, 2011 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 55 vs. 31 – 32.


2

FAITH WITHOUT ACTION

IS DEAD

 

I want you to pay attention. Long ago, God introduced Himself as the Almighty God without making a mistake. He told us His mission on earth so that if you want to follow Him, you will go and think.

2.           If your desire is not eternal life, make no mistake of coming closer to His gate. Make no mistake of even trying to identify with Him because you are risking your life.

3.           THE APOSTLE INTRODUCES HIMSELF TO HIS PEOPLE; Part 2 Volume2; Chapter 2: ACTION TIME. Page 39 from verse 36 – 37.

4.           36WHY SHOULD YOU WASTE YOUR TIMEA Merciful God!AT THE END, YOU MISS RAPTURE BECAUSE OF YOUR CARELESSNESSCan you imagine?

5.           WHY SHOULD YOU BE CARELESS AT THIS TIME?Carelessness! After all said and done, you resist the truth.

6.           37THIS IS ACTION TIME. Darling, can you imagine? 1997! This is what? ACTION TIME. This is not a time you will hear and delay. It is not a time you will hear and say, “Let me go and reason and think about it. Let me go and break it down.”

7.           It is reasoning that kept Christian Dike in the condition he finds himself.Let us break it down. It must be broken down.

8.           37THIS IS ACTION TIME. A TIME TO CORRECT EVERY ERROR.

9.             A TIME TO CORRECT EVERY ERROR. THIS IS ACTION, NOT HEARING.We have the message, HEARING, UNDERSTANDING AND ACTING.

10.         IF YOU ARE HEARING THIS TRUTH, AND YOU ARE REALLY UNDERSTANDING THIS TRUTH, WHAT IS LEFT IS ACTION.

11.         Hearing, understanding without action takes you to hell. What you have heard and what you have understood will also be your condemnation, for it will not bear any fruit until you put it into action.

12.       FAITH WITHOUT ACTION IS DEAD. THAT FAITH WITHOUT ACTION IS COMPLETELY DEAD.

13.       SHOW ME A MAN WITH STRONG FAITH AND I WILL SHOW YOU A MAN WITH GODLY ACTION. SHOW ME A MAN WITH STRONG FAITH, I WILL SHOW YOU A MAN THERE WITH STRONG GODLY ACTION.

14.       THIS IS BECAUSE, STRONG FAITH IN CHRIST WILL GENERATE STRONG GODLY ACTION, AND WILL ALSO GENERATE STRONG GODLY CHARACTER.

15.       I CAN NEVER BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND MY CHARACTER WILL BE WEAK IN THE LORD. THAT IS NOT TRUE.THAT IS NOT TRUE.THAT IS NOT TRUE.

16.       37THIS IS ACTION TIME. A TIME TO CORRECT EVERY ERROR. A TIME TO SAY, “GOD, PERMIT THIS LAST PERIOD OF MY LIFE TO BE BETTER THAN MY BEGINNING.” Amen!!!

17.       PERMIT THIS LAST PERIOD OF MY LIFE TO BE BETTER THAN HOW I STARTED. GOD PLEASE PERMIT. HELP ME LORD. AND THAT IS THE HELP WE ARE RECEIVING NOW.

18.       THE REASON WHY WE ARE CLUSTERING AS FELLOWSHIP IN THE FAMILY IS TO CORRECT EVERY WRONG, THAT WE MAY BE HAPPY HERE BEFORE HIM PERFECT, UNDEFILED, WITHOUT SPOTS, WITHOUT WRINKLES AND WITHOUT BLEMISH. TO HAVE AN EASY RIDE WHILE FOLLOWING THE GUIDE.

19.       Even the prophets of old foretold, “Follow Him strictly.” Close ranks with Him. Do not create any gap.

20.       [21]Then Elijah talked to them. “How long are you going to waver between between two opinions?” he asked the people. “If the LORD is God, FOLLOW HIM! But if Baal is God, then follow him.” [1 Kings 18:21 Living Bible]

21.       [28]And now, little children, ABIDE (LIVE, REMAIN PERMANENTLY) IN HIM, so that when He is made visible, we may have and enjoy perfect confidence (boldness, assurance) and not be ashamed and shrink from Him at His coming. [1 John 2:28 Amplified version]

22.       If Allah permits you to see this RUN TO SWEAR ALLEGIANCE TO HIM [FOLLOW HIM] AND NEVER ABANDON HIM. IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL, NEVER ABANDON HIM IF YOU REACH HIM AND FIND THE TRUE PATH. Ah – and he pointed to his chest – how I long to see him. LET NOTHING HOLD YOU BACK FROM SWEARING ALLEGIANCE TO HIM [FROM BEING HIS FOLLOWER, FROM FOLLOWING HIM] those who hold you back are those who have always sought refuge in corruption. If they speak, they speak evil, and if they are silent, they are impious and perverse. (SHEIKH MUHAMMAD IBN IBRAHIM NUMANI, AL-GHAYBAH AL-NUMANI, p. 252)

23.       He will guide you straight into the kingdom, for He is the One that is in the path that leads straight to Paradise. To have an easy ride means following Him.

24.       HE IS A HUMAN BEING LIKE YOU, SHARING THE SAME EXPERIENCES. IF HE IS CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN, FOLLOW HIM. IF HE IS DESCENDING, FOLLOW HIM. IF HE IS DRINKING WATER, FOLLOW. IF HE IS EATING, FOLLOW. IF HE IS STARVING, FOLLOW.

25.       HE IS A MAN. WHATEVER SUSTAINS HIM WILL SUSTAIN YOU. HIS TARGET SHOULD BE YOUR TARGET.

26.       Do not ever make the mistake of dragging your leg. The moment reasoning comes, you are stunted. You journey stops.

27.       Watch all that dragged their legs, it was when they reasoned. It was the time Eve reasoned, “How pleasant it would be if I should pluck this fruit and eat it as food”, was it not that time she was overtaken?

28.       It was that time she said it in her heart that Satan appeared. But until then, Satan never appeared. True or false?

29.       I want you to see the origin.  As long as she was just glancing at it, passing by, the husband the same way, Satan never appeared.

30.       But immediately she stopped, admiring that thing and began to think within herself, according to the Scriptures, “How pleasant it would be if I should take it as food”, immediately, Satan appeared.

31.       If you watch the young man God said, “Do not disclose your mission. Do not follow the road you followed while going to the land, Bethel. Do not follow that route while going back. And do not ever eat or take from any man, let alone, entering another man’s house.”

32.       [9]for so was it charged me by the word of the Lord, saying, Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that thou camest[10]So he went another way, and returned not by the way that he came to Beth-el. [1 Kings 13:9 – 10]

33.       But immediately the miracle happened, after everything, he was offered an envelope containing money. He said, “No. God told me that I should not collect money. If I collect, I may not go home alive.”

34.       [8]And the man of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place: [1 Kings 13:8]

35.       “I may”, not “I will” “I must”. He is changing it because he saw envelope. He saw money. Then he was asked to come and eat. He said, “No. God said I should not eat or enter anybody’s house. And I should not even follow the road I followed while coming.”

36.       [16]And he said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee:neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this place:[17]for it was said to me by the word of the Lord, Thou shalt eat nobread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way thatthou camest. [1 Kings 3:16 – 17]

37.       He has already divulged the whole secret. The secret that was meant for his own safety[his salvation], he has now handed over to his enemies. Can you imagine?

38.       Then,look at what happened. Even when he left, the Bible said along the way, his mind went back to the money.

39.       His mind went back, “If I had collected the money; if I had followed that man to his house, I would have been entertained with a very nice food. A privilege I would have had to eat from the king’s palace.”

40.       Can you imagine? If only I can see myself in the house of THE SON OF MAN or his wife. At least, let me feed very well. I will do this. I will do that.Can you imagine?

41.       Look at what he was imagining. Immediately that thought came into his mind, what happened? He was overtaken. HE WAS OVERTAKEN BY THE THOUGHTS AND IMAGINATIONS OF HIS HEART; BY THE FEELING OF HIS HEART.

42.       Did he eat that food? Did he enjoy it? He was taken back from where he left. Did you see it?

43.       The [young prophet’s] mind, first of all, went back to the place he left. Then when the man [the old prophet] met him sitting down with his hand on his jaw, thinking about the huge sum of money he forfeited and the pleasure of that food he would have enjoyed, lo and behold, his enemy saddled an ass and met him there. Moreso, when he followed the same road he followed while coming.

44.       What was the first thing the enemy did? After convincing him, he put him first on top of the ass and took him back.

45.       THAT IS WHAT THE DEVIL IS DOING TO MANY. THE DEVIL WILL OVERTAKE YOU AND THEN TAKE YOU BACK, SO THAT THE LITTLE YOU HAVE ACHIEVED WILL BE NULLIFIED AND WASTED.

46.       THAT IS WHY YOU ARE NOT COMING OUT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT FOLLOWING. YOU ARE NOT CONTINUOUSLY FOLLOWING.

47.       A little while, you will stop moving just to reason and check what you have so far lost and things like that and to also check how it is going to be.And the devil will overtake you there.

48.       AND THE MOMENT THE DEVIL OVERTAKES YOU THROUGH YOUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS, IMAGINATIONS OF YOUR HEART, THE DEVIL WILL REVERSE YOU STRAIGHT TO YOUR OLD BACKGROUND AND THEN BEGIN TO TORMENT YOU MORE THAN EVER.

49.       Immediately the man was reversed, he ate the food, the [old] prophet said; “THUS SAITH THE LORD, you are doomed. I have been an old prophet. For disobeying the word of your God, as you step out of my house now, lion will come and devour you on the way. Will you leave my house?Idiot! Idiot! Get away from my house! A glutton! Leave my house!”

50.       [20]And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of theLord came unto the prophet that brought him back:[21]and he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying,Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouthof the Lord, and hast not kept the commandment which theLord thy God commanded thee,

51.       [22]but camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the Lord did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water ; thy carcass shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers. [1 Kings 13:20 – 22]

52.       Shamefully, he [the young prophet] was disgraced out. The man did not even help him by carrying him with the same donkey or sent somebody to do that for him.

53.       He was pushed out, and the man locked the door, for he knows he will not come back again. That was the end.

54.       And that is why God said, “BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT SOMEBODY WHO SAYS HE IS AN ELDER, WHO IS OUT OF THE WAY OF THE TRUTH BUT IS STILL SITTING DOWN IN OUR FELLOWSHIP.” IF YOU KNOW SUCH A PERSON, GET UP FROM WHERE HE IS.

55.       THAT IS WHY, IF YOU ARE A YOUNG MAN AND YOU WANT TO SURVIVE, DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF SITTING IN THE PEW WHERE THEY ARE SITTING.

56.       DO NOT TAKE DELIGHT IN TAKING THE BACK SEAT. TAKE DELIGHT IN STAYING WHERE YOUR EYES AND YOUR MIND WILL BE FOCUSED ON WHERE THE PREACHER IS, ASSUMING THERE IS GOING TO BE AN OPPORTUNITY AGAIN.

57.       THIS IS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE YOU ARE STAYING AROUND HAVE A LOT TO SPEAK CONCERNING YOUR REACTION AND YOUR ACTIONS WHILE THE MESSAGE IS GOING ON.

58.       You might be there, they will freely give you groundnut, give you kola, give you this, give you water andgive you everything. You are doomed.

59.       But remember that some of them are evil spirits that have come to seduce. You see! Because we are all looking like human beings, we fail to realize that the people that come to Fellowship on Sundays, God said most of them are evil spirits in human form. They are there to distract your attention. They are here to distribute sleep. And they can be young. They can be old. It can be anybody.

 

 


 

If you do not have the conviction that I am what I am claiming to be, you are not My disciple (an Elect). He that created the Heaven and Earth is here with you bodily. If you are not here by revelation of who I am (The Supreme Intelligence Himself), you are not with Me.

MY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ME (OPI SERIES); preached in 2001; Pg. 8 Paragraph 1

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THE MOMENT YOU ARE DRAWN AWAY IN THE SPIRIT, YOU ARE LOST



Watch the people in the wilderness. While they were coming, the Bible said, “Their minds went back to Egypt.”

2.           Immediately their minds went back to Egypt, the Bible said that they remembered cucumber, they remembered garlic, they remembered white onions, and they remembered.

3.           In short, they remembered salad. And said, “Why are we suffering in the wilderness? In short, it could have been better you allowed us to stay in Egypt with our sufferings than to bring us here to kill us, you and your brother Aaron.”Can you imagine? You see?

4.           [11]And they said to Moses, Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you treated us this way and brought us out of Egypt? [12]Did we not tell you in Egypt, Let us alone; let us serve the Egyptians? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness. [Exodus 14:11 – 12 AMP]

5.           [3]And they gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, [Enough of you!] You take too much upon yourselves, seeing that all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you lift yourselves up above the assembly of the Lord? [Exodus 16:3]

6.           [4]And the mixed multitude among them [the rabble who followed Israel from Egypt] began to lust greatly [for familiar and dainty food], and the Israelites wept again and said, Who will give us meat to eat? [5]We remember the fish we ate freely in Egypt and without cost, the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic. [6]But now our soul (our strength) is dried up; there is nothing at all [in the way of food] to be seen but this manna. [Numbers 11:4 – 6]

7.           Immediately that thing happened, they were overtaken. Their feet could not go again. They now told Moses, “You are taking too much. We are not going with you any further.”

8.           Go to the book of Acts of the Apostles, you will see that before ever the Lord punished them, they had already decided that they are not going anywhere, for their minds went back to Egypt.

9.           [37]It was this [very] Moses who said to the children of Israel, God will raise up for you a Prophet from among your brethren as He raised me up. [38]This is he who in the assembly in the wilderness (desert) was the go-between for the Angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai and our forefathers, and he received living oracles (words that still live) to be handed down to us. [39][And yet] our forefathers determined not to be subject to him [refusing to listen to or obey him]; but thrusting him aside they rejected him, and in their hearts yearned for and turned back to Egypt. [Acts 7:37 – 39]

10.       Then, who took their minds back? They have reversed. Remember, it is a spiritual journey. Your physical body may be in the Fellowship when your heart has gone back to your old association. Emperor, take note.

11.       And the moment your spirit goes there, they will hold you captive. They will hold it captive. They will never release it again.

12.       That is why when somebody has escaped and eventually he is drawn back, he is captured. His condition becomes worse than it was before.

13.       So, it is a spiritual matter. You can be here and in London. You can be here and in Lagos. You can be here and anywhere.

14.       I mean, your body is here but your mind has gone back to your old follies, to your old associations and to your old journeys.

15.       And those spirits, on seeing your spirit, they will capture it and seize that spirit there. They will never let it out again. Your body will be having Fellowship with everybody, but your spirits can never Fellowship with us.

16.       THAT IS WHY THE MOMENT YOU ARE DRAWN AWAY IN THE SPIRIT, YOU ARE LOST. THE MOMENT YOU ARE DRAWN AWAY IN THE SPIRIT, YOU ARE LOST.

17.       THAT IS WHY ANOINTING DOES NOT TAKE PLACE IN THE FLESH, ANOINTING TAKES PLACE IN THE SPIRIT.

18.       You see why God also said that those that will worship Him will worship Him in spirit and in truth, keeping watch over your spirit. Keeping watch over your spirit, so that you can observe spiritual danger. If you do not observe it, you will not avoid it.

19.       THAT IS WHY WHEN GOD IS RAISING A STANDARD, HE IS NOT RAISING A STANDARD IN THE FLESH,HE IS RAISING A STANDARD IN THE SPIRIT.

20.        AND IT IS THE SPIRIT OF GOD IN YOU THAT RAISES THAT STANDARD THAT WILL HELP YOU TO DISCERN THOSE THINGS WHEN THEY ARE COMING.

21.       You know how, the secrets and so on. If you are not ignorant concerning the devices of the devil, is it the devices in the flesh? Spirit!

22.       Whoever that will draw you into captivity will first of all take your spirit into captivity. The moment you are drawn away, you are enticed. True or false?

23.       ONCE THE SPIRIT IS DRAWN AWAY, THE FLESH IS ENTICED. STRAIGHTAWAY, YOU WILL NOT BE THE SAME ANYMORE.

24.       For that reason, the journey to paradise is, keep on walking; Running towards the mark; Running according to the rule. Making sure you do not waste your punches by beating in the air.

25.       Beat your opponent, for what will give you victory is the number of goals you scored, and not entertainment. Entertaining the crowd without scoring the goal, can it give you victory? No, no, no!

26.       SERVICE WITHOUT CHRIST, SERVING GOD WITHOUT THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST, CAN IT GIVE YOU ENTRY INTO PARADISE?

27.       If you like do everything you know you can do that God be pleased with you carnally and the Spirit is not there motivating it, it is rubbish.

28.       The people were there eating manna from heaven, eating quail, doing everything, enjoying the Pillar of Cloud, but their hearts, their minds were in Egypt, captured and trapped. They could not release them again.

29.       THAT IS WHY SATAN CANNOT RELEASE A MAN TWICE. SATAN DOES NOT RELEASE A MAN TWICE.

30.       ONCE YOU ARE RELEASED BY THE WORD OF GOD AND THE BAND IS BROKEN AND YOU JUMP OUT, HE SAID, “DEVELOP WINGS, FLY LIKE AN EAGLE AND ESCAPE.” 

31.       THE BAND IS BROKEN AND WE HAVE ESCAPED. HE SAID, “DO NOT LOOK BACK.” THAT IS THE CORRECT THING.

32.       If you watch the wife of Lot who was used an example, although she was reluctantly following, but finally, she made up her mind never to go out. She was helped outside the city, but many things happened in her. Immediately, she was overtaken.

33.       But the husband and the daughters who ran without looking back resolved, “We will not consider anything until we enter the city.”

34.       I WILL GIVE NO ATTENTION TO ANYTHING UNTIL I HAVE SEEN MYSELF CLOTHED IN IMMORTALITY. IT IS WHEN I AM NOW IN MY IMMORTAL ESTATE THAT I CAN NOW LOOK BACK. BUT ANY OTHER THING IS A DISTRACTION I DO NOT HAVE ANY ROOM FOR.

35.       This should be the resolution of everybody. You see, especially where we are now.


 

Is THE SON OF MAN not the promised personality that will come? No other person was promised by Jesus that will come, than THE SON OF MAN. And He is the Man that is vested with judgment power. He has authority to judge the whole earth. No other person is judging. He is the One. No other person is justifying you. He is the One. Remember that I am coming last. I took off last and I am returning the original baton. I know where they dropped the original baton and I went there, picked it and then started collecting all the loose ends. Now I am about to present all of you to He, the Father. That day you shall know that I am in the Father.

I AM THE WORD VOL 2; Preached on Sunday 19th January 2014 at the Household of God, Onitsha;

Pg. 58 vs. 34 – 35

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AN ELECT DOES NOT GO

INTO CAPTIVITY

 

 

Satan is fighting the last battle. Satan has used everything within his armoury.

2.           THERE IS NOTHING THE DEVIL IS NOT USING NOW TO FIGHT THE LAST BATTLE AND THERE IS NOTHING GOD IS LEAVING BEHIND TO REDEEM THE ELECT.

3.           GOD IS NOT LEAVING ANYTHING BEHIND. GOD HAS UNLEASHED EVERYTHING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ELECT IS REDEEMED. THIS IS BECAUSE IF THE ELECT IS NOT REDEEMED, A PART OF GOD IS LOST. A PART OF GOD IS LOST.

4.           A man that wins in a battle and loses his son, did he win the battle? A death was recorded.A man that recovers from illness but loses his wife to death, has he recovered? Anybody that recovers from illness and his son dies, has he recovered? No nononono!

5.           SO, GOD CANNOT HAVE FULL VICTORY IF HE LOSES ONE ELECT. AND WHAT IS THE AIM?

6.           HE SAID, “AS LONG AS GOD LIVETH, NO HAIR, NO HAIR, NOT EVEN A SINGLE HAIR ON YOUR HEAD SHALL DROP ON THE GROUND. THE ENEMY CAN NEVER SNATCH YOU FROM THE HAND OF GOD.” THE DEVIL IS A HUMAN BEING.

7.           That is why God said, “In the beginning, you may do everything you are doing and when I look at you, I will pardon you. And I will be helping you. But any day you dare make the mistake of taking a hair from Me, taking a human life away from Me. I must erase your lineage.” Nzubechi, did you hear it?

8.           That is why whenever your disobedience and your resistance to the truth becomes injurious to the Brethren and to the Faith, I must eliminate you. Heavens will not fall. Nothing will make you smell life. I will stifle life out of you.

9.           Let your people carry your corpse. Heavens will not fall and if anyone makes noise, I will take more. If you grieve, I will take more until I make sure no human being is spared.

10.       That is why I am popular at Mbaise. Once I point at you, you are going. Nzubechi, is it a lie? Anybody that makes noise, I must touch the person.

11.       What is more? For some people, I deferred their own, telling you that if I act now, they will find out that I am the One. They will go to all length to find out.  And people will discover that I am the One because there is an ongoing matter.

12.       This is because, if someone threatens to kill you, and you eventually die within a period of time, you will be number one to be accused. You will be number one suspect.

13.       But if you allow everything to die down, and then you make friends, restore fellowship, life begins as usual and everything restored to normal. One year; Two years; Ten years, maximum. Your name is not be associated with it.

14.       Be patient with him. Then, while he is doing it, you know you are taking him away. In short, feed him. Place him in a place where he cannot suspect your deed. That’s all! And then, push him into the grave. And that will be the end. Then, everyone will relax.

15.       Nobody has ever threatened the life of THE SON OF MAN and smelt life. Even, I will allow you to remain alive.

16.       I know why I left Ugoo. There was a day I caught him like a fowl. Then after looking at him, I dropped him again. You see, we have to be veryvery careful.

17.       I WANT TO STRIKE AT SOMETHING NOW. YOU MUST KNOW THE PERSON THAT IS INTRODUCING HIMSELF TO THE WHOLE WORLD AND HAVE REMAINED THERE HOLDING THE WHOLE THING HE IS HOLDING.

18.       WHO HAS EVER PUBLISHED WHAT I HAVE PUBLISHED AND GOT AWAY WITH IT? TELL ME, WHO HAS EVER APPEARED HERE ON EARTH, CALLING HIMSELF A MAN OF GOD, ATTRACTING THE ATTENTION OF ALL THE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE IN THE WHOLE WORLD?

19.       THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT DOES NOT BELONG TO ONE GROUP OR THE OTHER. YET, HE HAS PENETRATED ALL. HE HAS PENETRATED ALL NO-GO-AREAS, AND IS STILL HERE.

20.       Because of acommon book [Satanic Verses] published by Salman Rushdie, the Muslims declared him wanted and anybody who will give information leading to his arrest will collect 5 million Pounds Sterling [₤5,000,000.00]. And they were ready to pay.

21.       And I have published more than that. I have published more than that. Who will open his mouth and say, “Christians are in error. Muslims are also in error.And the two are wrong.”

22.       Who will say it and still win the favour of the Muslims by showing them where they erred?

23.       THIS IS BECAUSE I HAVE COME [1] TO REMOVE ALL ERRORS, [2] TO TIE ALL THE LOOSE ENDS AND [3] PRESENT ONLY BUT ONE PERSON, CHRIST. AND THAT CHRIST IS MYSELF.

24.       The Jews said He was pointing them to one God and everything. But at the end of the day, He said that He is that one God [which is the problem] and that if we do not believe He is the one, that we will perish in our sins.

25.       [24]That is why I told you that you will die in (under the curse of) your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He [Whom I claim to be--if you do not adhere to, trust in, and rely on Me], you will die in your sins. [John 8:24]

26.       A man we know how He was born, how the mother went about telling us Angel visited her and things like that.

27.       [55]Is not this the carpenter's Son? Is not His mother called Mary? And are not His brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? [Matthew 13:55]

28.       [3]Is not this the Carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here among us? And they took offense at Him and were hurt [that is, they disapproved of Him, and it hindered them from acknowledging His authority] and they were caused to stumble and fall. [Mark 6:3]

29.       Thou art a man and maketh thyself God. By our law, He must die.

30.       [33]The Jews replied, We are not going to stone You for a good act, but for blasphemy, because You, a mere Man, make Yourself [out to be] God. [John 10:33]

31.       LOOK AT SOMEBODY TELLING GOD THAT HE IS BLASPHEMING GOD. GOD BLASPHEMING GOD. AND THIS IS DUE TO IGNORANCE OF THE SCRIPTURES.

32.       THE APOSTLE INTRODUCES HIMSELF TO HIS PEOPLE, PART 1 VOL 2; Preached on 27th December 1997 on THE SON OF MAN’s 40th Birthday; Page 39 verse 37.

33.       37THIS IS ACTION TIME.This is what? ACTION TIME! A TIME TO CORRECT EVERY ERROR.Do not ever allow your heart go to the door. The order that was given is that everybody should be indoor in his or her own house and keep the door locked, and should not accept any visitor.

34.       But I am lenient enough to be admitting Brethren. Have I welcome any heathen here? Even the Hausa man that came looking for Me, I later discovered who he was. Are you hearing me?

35.       He is one of these boys that run errands for us here, and whom we are acquainted with. And they know that we are not Christians. It is one of them. The ones I gave the Holy Qur’an, and who repair wrist watches. They are the ones.

36.       The person that came is their brother that works in the College of Education. (Mummy confirmed that she saw him that day and that he is the one who stays close to Pastor Thomas).

37.       His name is Abdul. Yes. He is the one. They are the people we used as examples. If you know the person he came with, he is the person I used as my example.

38.       They know him. He rides a motorcycle and I know where he lives. He goes to CPS to pray every Friday.

39.       We are here in our own family, we are obeying the order and obeying the law. Let me tell you. We are obeying two at a time.

40.       We are obeying Isaiah chapter 26. And we are also obeying the State. So, in the sight of God, we are obedient to the core. To the law [government], we are also obedient.

41.       37THIS IS ACTION TIME.A TIME TO CORRECT EVERY ERROR. ...

42.       A TIME TO CORRECT EVERY ERROR. IF YOUR SPIRIT IS NOT IN CAPTIVITY ALREADY, DO NOT EVER PERMIT ANYTHING THAT WILL DRAW YOUR SPIRIT AWAY FROM YOU; OR ALLOW ANYTHING THAT WILL LEAD YOU INTO CAPTIVITY WHERE THE DEVIL WILL HOLD IT CAPTIVE, AND NEVER TO RELEASE IT AGAIN.

43.       No matter how you struggle and struggle, you will know that you are in captivity. That the hand holding you is holding you firmly.

44.       It is just the same way it is with the hand holding a child of God. The hand holding a child of God is holding him firmly.

45.       AND NO ELECT OF GOD CAN GO INTO CAPTIVITY. AN ELECT DOES NOT GO INTO CAPTIVITY. THE ONES THAT CAN BE HELD CAPTIVE ARE STRANGERS GOD WANTS TO HELP; STRANGERS THAT SAW THE PEOPLE OF GOD AND FOLLOWED THEM.

46.       From among them arose murmuring, complaining and false life. Read the MIXED MULTITUDE. Read the Message. Read the Bible.

47.       The Bible says that the mixed multitude that followed them started rioting, murmuring, complaining of food, complaining of the environment, complaining of one thing or the other.They started demonstrating against Moses and Aaron.

48.       Then watch! The foolish Elect who wanted to be something joined them. But immediately the voice said, “Who are on the Lord side?” the Elect went to the Lord’s side.

49.       To prove that those ones are strangers, did they return to the Lord’s side? What happened? They were all perished away. [Exodus 32:26 – 28]

50.       Because they were in the majority, they thought they were winning. What was their mind? To take the people back to Egypt.

51.       They had already said, “Let us make for ourselves a captain who will lead us back to Egypt.”

52.       [4]And they said one to another, Let us choose a captain and return to Egypt. [Numbers 14:4]

53.       Brethren, can you imagine? That one now is going to be manmade, appointed by you. What if you get to the red sea, what will happen?

54.       Okay, how many days will you journey to the red sea? In the night, who will give you light? In the day, who supplies you with everything you need? In the time of rain and sunshine who will shelter you?

55.       THEY FORGOT ALL THOSE THINGS BECAUSE WHEN AN EVIL MAN WANTS TO ACHIEVE EVIL, HE CANNOT SEE THE END OF HIS LIFE. HE WILL NOT SEE AGAIN. HE WILL NOT SEE WHERE THE THING IS LEADING HIM TO.

56.       They only saw Egypt in preview, “Let us go back”, as if it is easy. They forgot how many years it took them to arrive in the wilderness. They forgot whatever they passed through, and God saw them through. Who will provide food for them?

57.       THAT IS THE PEOPLE. SELFISH PEOPLE. AND GOD USED THE DESIRES OF THEIR HEARTS TO OVERTAKE THEM. THE BIBLE SAID THEY WERE OVER-EVIL IN THE WILDERNESS.

58.       SO, LET IT BE KNOWN TO YOU THAT WE ARE STILL IN THE SPIRITUAL WILDERNESS. BUT WE HAVE CROSSED THE RIVEN VEIL FROM WHERE HIS GLORY WILL NEVER FADE AWAY FROM OUR EYES, FROM OUR MINDS AND EVERYTHING.

59.       SO, DO NOT FORGET WHAT YOUR EYES HAVE SEEN, AND YOUR EARS HAVE HEARD, AND YOUR MOUTH PROCLAIMED, YOUR HANDS HANDLED, WHICH IS THE WORD OF LIFE. ONCE YOU FORGET IT, YOU ARE DRAWN INTO CAPTIVITY.

60.       God, who said when we get to the end that He will reveal who He is, did you see Him? And He never came and revealed Himself until we got to the end, where the glory will no longer fade away.

61.       There is nothing in this life nor in the life to come which the devil can now device to entice any Elect.

62.       But the people that will be enticed remain those mixed-multitudes that we were told are in the majority among us.

63.       SO BE ON THE GUARD AGAINST SUCH DEVICES. BE ON THE GUARD.

 

5

LET MY ENDING BE BETTER

THAN MY BEGINNING

 

THE APOSTLE INTRODUCES HIMSELF TO HIS PEOPLE, PART 1 VOL 2; Preached on 27th December 1997 on THE SON OF MAN’s 40th Birthday; Page 39 from verse 37 – 39.

2.           37THIS IS ACTION TIME. A TIME TO CORRECT EVERY ERROR. A TIME TO SAY, “GOD, PERMIT THIS LAST PERIOD OF MY LIFE TO BE BETTER THAN MY BEGINNING. ... Sure!!!

3.           ... In the beginning of my life, I had made horrible mistakes,BUT IN THIS CLOSING HOUR, I AM NO LONGER A BOY.”

4.           I am no longer a girl. I am no longer a boy. Even if I was not there in the beginning, at least every man has a beginning.

5.           YOUR BEGINNING IS THE DAY YOU EMBRACED THIS FAITH, NOT THE DAY YOU WERE BORN.

6.           THE DAY YOU WERE BORN DOES NOT MARK YOUR BEGINNING IN THIS FAITH. BUT THE DAY YOU EMBRACED THIS TRUTH MARKS YOUR BEGINNING.

7.           38I am no longer a kid. GRANT THAT THIS LAST PERIOD OF MY LIFE, THE LATER END OF MY LIFE BE BETTER THAN MY BEGINNINGIT SHOULD EVEN BE BETTER THAN THE MIDDLE OF MY LIFE. I STARTED VERY BADLY. LET ME END VERY WELLAMEN!!!

8.           39But some foolish people will say,“Let me start very well and end very badly.”

9.           Some foolish people will pray that they will start very well and end very badly. Foolish people! Unreasonable people!

10.       You see why God said we can only be saved if we hold on to the profession of our faith without wavering unto the end.

11.       [23]So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word. [Hebrews 10:23]

12.       And Jesus went on also to encourage us that whosoever that endureth till the end, the same shall be saved.

13.       [13]And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake : but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. [Mark 13:13]

14.       And Saint Paul equally encouraged us and said that if a man is striving for mastery, yet, he is never crowned on the way until he has gotten to the end. You strive lawfully till the end. Then, you are crowned.

15.       [5]And if anyone enters competitive games, he is not crowned unless he competes lawfully (fairly, according to the rules laid down). [2 Timothy 2:5]

16.       So, we are still striving. We are still on the route. And we are seeing evidence that we are on the right track.

17.       Why making a stoppage when the engine is still zooming? I mean, the lifeboat is still moving on. My duty is to keep on jogging behind it. Single file! I say, single file! Yes! Single file! The Saints are marching on in a single file.

18.       SONG:[When the saints go marching in; When the saints go marching in, Lord I want to be in the number, when the saints go marching in.]

19.       Single file! And that was how they left Egypt. They left Egypt in a single file. Is it not true?

20.       And in a single file, God gave us Christ to look up to Him, the Author and Finisher of our faith. He said, “File behind Him.”

21.       They filed behind Moses, while Moses was standing behind the Pillar of Cloud that was leading the way, making the way.

22.       The same way, God gave us THE SON OF MAN in our own day, called Him and placed the Cloud before Him; The Pillar of Cloud to guide Him.

23.       A man that has never gone this way before. We were all in the same religion and in the same world, having everything in common. How did He come to know all these things if God is not with Him?

24.       Can a man do all these things we have been witnessing and enjoying from Him if God is not with that person? Can a man make such claims He is making and God is confirming them, if God is not behind Him?

25.       So, God is behind. God is in front. Watch! God was in front as the Cloud leads. God was also at the back as the Rock giving them defense.

26.       Giving them defense. While they were moving, the Rock was also following at the back. Did you get the Message?

27.       [4]And they all drank the same spiritual (supernaturally given) drink. For they drank from a spiritual Rock which followed them [produced by the sole power of God Himself without natural instrumentality], and the Rock was Christ. [1 Corinthians 10:4] 

28.       So, God is the Alpha and the Omega. And that Rock was Christ. Did you get the Message? That Rock that followed them;that Rock was Christ, supplying all they needed to survive. True or false?

29.       The Bible recorded it and we have seen it happen in our midst. The Rock that brought us to GTC, the Rock told us it will end there. And it has ended there. No matter the threat to eject us. Any day we leave here, that is the end.

30.       WE HAVE NOT FULLY VACATED UNTIL WE HAVE VACATED WITH OUR HEARTS. I hope I am making sense? Did you get the Message?

31.       Some of you were taking pleasure in coming to Jerusalem from elsewhere because they were exploiting their Brethren. I bet you there were some who saw it as an opportunity to make money.

32.       They said they will be coming every Sunday. What is moving them? Before they will come, they collect more than they needed from their Brethren.

33.       They will also come to Onitsha and collect from THE SON OF MAN. So, they were making daily living out of their trip. So, it becomes a commercial trip.

34.       And this is because they were making profit out of the trip. If they collect ten thousand naira [₦10,000.00], they will spend two thousand naira [₦2,000.00]. And Eight thousand naira [₦8,000.00] belongs to them.

35.       If THE SON OF MAN will give them two or three or five thousand naira, that is an additional. So, who would not like to be shuttling? So, they are receiving payments for their trips. They are commercial trips.

36.       These are the people that will be regretting our ousting from that hall (at GTC) because that source of livelihood has now stopped. Did you get it? Did you get it?

37.       LET ME TELL YOU. EVERY MOVE GOD MAKES, SOME PEOPLE WILL TRY TO COMMERCIALIZE IT.

38.       IF NOT MY STRICTNESS, THEY WOULD HAVE COMMERCIALIZED THIS FAITH LONG AGO. BUT THEY CANNOT DO IT WHILE I AM HERE. NOBODY CAN TRY IT. YOU CANNOT TRY IT. YOU CANNOT.

39.       IN A SINGLE FILE, WE ARE ENTERING PARADISE BECAUSE THE CLOUD IS THE ONE LEADING THE WAY. OUR DUTY IS JUST TO FOLLOW.

40.       39But some foolish people will say “let me start very well and end very badly.” Far be it from me.

41.       Such people will say, “Give me the money first. Give it to me so that I can see it. Do not bother with what I will do with it. You people should leave me to get to the point you got to. Is it not because it is well with you? You do not understand what we are saying. Allow me to get to the level you people have reached. Rapture. Rapture. Always placing rapture before our us.”

42.       Brother Eli! They are spirits. People mutter them in their hearts. Are you sure nobody has said it here, even now? Are you sure nobody has said it in time past?

43.       When we talk about the translation of the Saints, such a fellow will say, “Forget that one for now. What has one even achieved, and now you are talking about rapture? Is it not when one gets old that the person starts talking about death? What have I achieved?” Are you sure nobody has said this kind of thing here?

44.       39... But I said, “God, I started very badly, worse than every other human being on earth. ...”

45.       Like Saint Paul, who started very badly, and ended it very well. Is it not true? Mary Magdalene started very badly, and ended very well. Is it a lie?

46.       The rogue on the cross; the thief on the cross started very badly, and ended it very well.

47.       [32]Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be executed with Him. .... [39]One of the criminals who was suspended kept up a railing at Him, saying, Are You not the Christ (the Messiah)? Rescue Yourself and us [ fromdeath]! [40]But the other one reproved him, saying, Do you not even fear God, seeing you yourself are under the same sentence of condemnation and suffering the same penalty? [41]And we indeed suffer it justly, receiving the due reward of our actions; but this Man has done nothing out of the way [nothing strange or eccentric or perverse or unreasonable]. [42]Then he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when You come in Your kingly glory! [43]And He answered him, Truly I tell you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise. [Luke 23:32, 39 – 43]

48.       Brethren, is there truth in it? Must I bring out one million examples?

49.       But I said, “GOD, I STARTED VERY BADLY, WORSE THAN EVERY HUMAN BEING ON EARTH. HELP ME TO END VERY WELL.” Amen.