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Apostle Peter Odoemena

THE UNRECOGNIZED MESSIAH OF ALL DISPENSATIONS

[PART ONE BY APOSTLE LUKE UDOCHUKWU OJIAKOR [ENUGU HOUSEHOLD OF GOD ON 15TH JUNE, 2020

INTRODUCTION

THE UNRECOGNIZED MESSIAH OF ALL DISPENSATIONS

THE IMAGE OF GOD (Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena). Preached 15th January

2004. Household of God, Onitsha. Page 92. Many of you are still here in doubt that I am He which is the number one sign of unbelief. The number one visible and invisible sign of unbelief is doubt. 

2. Anybody sitting here with doubt of Whom I am is a hypocrite, a naked heathen. Believe it if you can. I am not soliciting for your favour. I gain nothing if you are saved. When you rebel against My Servants/Message, you are rebelling against Me. You must recognize God in your day for you to recognize His Message. 

3. A Man of God is never accepted by the people He came to save. If He does something unusual, they will attribute it to the power of Satan. Nobody has seen God as a Spirit. God has always revealed Himself as a Man. You must resemble the god you worship. They that worship idols are like idols. They that worship Jehovah are like Jehovah. 

4. MY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ME, page 8. If we have missed our Visitation, that would have been our doom. Do you know that the whole denominations today are still expecting the Second Coming of Christ? — that is foolishness! To begin with, where did He go? Where is He coming from? Where did He say you must go and wait for Him? 

5. Since He is coming as a “corporal body,” that means He is an “object,” He is limited to a place at a particular time, where must you go and wait for Him? Many are blind, that is why they will hear: “He has come, and He has gone.” If you know Scriptures, happy are you. But if you do not know Scriptures, surely, you must fall prey to Satan. 

6. MY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ME, page 10. God has been a man. From the beginning, He is the Holy Ghost, He is the Comforter, He is the Everlasting Father — God changes not. His mask (Badger-skin) can change, but His Voice remains the same.  Until now, people are thinking that Holy Ghost is like wind. If it is wind, can wind teach you? If it is a dove, can dove teach you? Can you touch wind? Can you hear wind speak? Can you eat and drink with wind?

7. MY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ME, page 12. The conclusion of the whole thing is that Christ has remained here on earth. The only difference is that He has been changing Personality. But it has been that same old Eternal Spirit that has been incarnating and re-incarnating. 

8. And that is why people missed Him due to blindness. They are waiting for Him to come back and answer “Jesus.” God’s ways are not our ways. Even the book of Revelation said, “He is coming with a new Name which nobody knows except Him Himself.”

9. Revelation 3:12, KJV. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

10. He has been visiting people in every dispensation. Each time He appears on the scene, people will call Him “devil.” When He leaves the scene, they will call Him “Great Man of God.” They will see events around that Messenger that will be very close to Jesus’ Ministry; but because He failed to answer “Jesus,” they will miss Him. 

11. But His coming will not be secret to the Elect because wherever there is carcass, the eagles shall gather.  When you believe, more things will be revealed. But if you don’t believe, nothing will be revealed again.

12. MY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ME, page 114. "You may say that if you were there at the time when the man, Jesus Christ was teaching that He was the Messiah, the Comforter, the Almighty God, the very Christ Himself, that you could have believed Him, but I disagree with you. The reason is because your attitude to the revealed Word (Christ of your day) in the midst of the Bride today would have been your attitude that time." 

13. John 1:1-4, 10-14, AMP. In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. He was present originally with God. All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. 

14. In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. He came into the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him [did not know Him]. He came to that which belonged to Him [to His own—His domain, creation, things, world], and they who were His own did not receive Him and did not welcome Him. 

15. But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name— Who owe their birth neither to [a]bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. 

16. [They are born of God!] And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth.

17. John 1:1-4, 10-14, LB. Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is himself God. He created everything there is—nothing exists that he didn’t make. Eternal life is in him, and this life gives light to all mankind. But although he made the world, the world didn’t recognize him when he came. 

18. Even in his own land and among his own people, the Jews, he was not accepted. Only a few would welcome and receive him. But to all who received him, he gave the right to become children of God. 

19. All they needed to do was to trust him to save them. All those who believe this are reborn!—not a physical rebirth resulting from human passion or plan—but from the will of God. And Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth. And some of us have seen his glory—the glory of the only Son of the heavenly Father!

20. Isaiah 1:2-4, AMP. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! For the Lord has spoken: I have nourished and brought up sons and have made them great and exalted, but they have rebelled against Me and broken away from Me. The ox [instinctively] knows his owner, and the donkey his master’s crib, but Israel does not know or recognize Me [as Lord], My people do not consider or understand. 

21. Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, sons who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised and shown contempt and provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger, they have become utterly estranged (alienated).

22. Luke 4:14-30, NIV. Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.  He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him. He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. 

23. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” 

24. Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked. 

25. Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’” “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. 

26. I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.” 

27. All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.

28. Matthew 23:29-39, AMP. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you build tombs for the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, Saying, If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have aided them in shedding the blood of the prophets. 

29. Thus you are testifying against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ sins to the brim [so that nothing may be wanting to a full measure]. You serpents! You spawn of vipers! How can you escape the penalty to be suffered in hell (Gehenna)? 

30. Because of this, take notice: I am sending you prophets and wise men (interpreters and teachers) and scribes (men learned in the Mosaic Law and the Prophets); some of them you will kill, even crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and pursue and persecute from town to town, 

31. So that upon your heads may come all the blood of the righteous (those who correspond to the divine standard of right) shed on earth, from the blood of the righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar [of burnt offering]. 

32. Truly I declare to you, all these [devil, calamitous times] will come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, murdering the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a mother fowl gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused! 

33. Behold, your house is forsaken and desolate (abandoned and left destitute of God’s help). For I declare to you, you will not see Me again until you say, Blessed (magnified in worship, adored, and exalted) is He Who comes in the name of the Lord!

34. Surah 3:184-185, Noble Qur'an. Those (Jews) who said: "Verily, Allah has taken our promise not to believe in any Messenger unless he brings us an offering which the fire (from heaven) shall devour." Say: "Verily, there came to you Messengers before me, with clear signs and even with what you speak of; why then did you kill them, if you are truthful?" 

35. Then if they deny you (O Muhammad), so were Messengers denied before you, who came with Al-Baiyyinat (clear signs, proofs, evidences) and the Scripture and the Book of Enlightenment. Everyone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing). 

36. Surah 6:33-35, Noble Qur'an. We know indeed the grief which their words cause you (O Muhammad): it is not that they deny, but it is the Verses (the Qur'an) of Allah that the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers) deny. 

37. Verily, (many) Messengers were denied before you (O Muhammad), but with patience they bore the denial, and they were hurt; till Our Help reached them, and none can alter the Words (Decisions) of Allah. Surely, there has reached you the information (news) about the Messengers (before you). 

38. If their aversion (from you, O Muhammad and from that which you have been sent) is hard for you, (and you cannot be patient of their harm to you), then if you were able to seek a tunnel in the earth or a ladder to the sky, so that you may bring them a sign (and you cannot do it, so be patient). And had Allah willed, He could have gathered them together (all) on true guidance, so be not you one of their who are Al-Jahilun (the ignorant). 

39. Surah 25:36-37, Noble Qur'an. And we said: "Go you both to the people who have denied Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.)." Then We destroyed then with utter destruction. And Nuh's (Noah's) people, when they denied the Messengers, We drowned them and We made them as a sign for mankind. And We have prepared a painful torment for the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers).

40. Surah 14:9-13, Noble Qur'an. Has not the news reached you, of those before you, the people of Nuh (Noah), and Ad and Thamud? And those after them? None knows them but Allah. To them came their Messengers with clear proofs, but they put their hands in their mouths (biting them from anger) and said: "Verily, we disbelieve in that with which you have been sent, and we are really in grave doubt as to that to which you invite us (ie Islamic Monotheism)." 

41. Their Messengers said: "What! Can there be a doubt about Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth? He calls you (to Monotheism and to be obedient to Allah) that He may forgive you of your sins and give you respite for a term appointed." They said: "You are no more than human beings like us! 

42. You wish to turn us away from what our fathers used to worship. Then bring us a clear authority (ie a clear proof of what you say)." Their Messengers said to them: "We are no more than human beings like you, but Allah bestows His Grace to whom He wills of His slaves. It is not ours to bring you an authority (proof) except by the Permission of Allah. And in Allah (Alone) let the believers put their trust. 

43. "And why should we not put our trust in Allah while He indeed has guided us in our ways? And we shall certainly bear with patience all the hurt you may cause us and in Allah (Alone) let those who trust, put their trust." 

44. And those who disbelieved, said to their Messengers: "Surely, we shall drive you out of our land, or you shall return to our religion." So their Lord revealed to them: "Truly, We shall destroy the Zalimun (polytheists, disbelievers and wrongdoers).

45. Surah 15:10-11, Noble Qur'an. Indeed, We sent (Messengers) before you (O Muhammad) amongst the sects (communities) of old. And never came a Messenger to them but they did mock at him. 

46. THE REVELATION OF LATENT POWERS VOLUME ONE, page 97 verses 3-7. Many know the truth about the matter I am discussing with you. But because of the name that is attached to their group, many people are scared. If you go higher than Christian level or Muslim level or Islamic level, you will be called a devil. For that is the only way to scare people away from you. 

47. Once you go higher than the Bible, you go higher than Jesus, you have become a devil. You have become the very anti-Christ. They will be warning people to run away from you, that you are carrying poison. But the type of poison you are carrying is something nobody can prove. It is poison because it is trampling upon their religion. 

48. I am not a religious Being. And I will never be. I know where I came from. Introducing Myself to you is something I can never do in a language or a straight forward statement. 

49. All these years, starting from your religion to your Bible, from everything you know, things you did not know, I have been aiming at introducing Myself to your hearts so that you will begin to appreciate the Personality that is talking to you. And you stop likening Me to those you knew in time past. They are as far from Me as the sky is far from the earth. 

50. From many Holy writings, it is evident that each time a Messiah appears in any human age or dispensation, He is unrecognized by the people of that dispensation. 

51. It has always been a very small, infinitesimal number of people, when compared with the population of that dispensation, that has ever recognized such Messiah. 

52. In this discourse, we shall look at the word Messiah. Who is a Messiah? Why is a Messiah needed? Messiahs of former dispensations, were they recognized? 

53. How to know a true Messiah. Who is the Messiah to this present dispensation? Evidence He is the Messiah. Are there scriptural, prophetic evidences and vindications? 


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WHO IS A MESSIAH?

[MEANING OF THE WORD MESSIAH]



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he word "Messiah" is "Christos" in Greek. Christos (Greek) is same as "Christ" in English. So Christ means Messiah. Many have tried to define the word Messiah, trace the origin, the use and his role. 

2. Here, all the definitions should be brought to bear to elucidate elaborately the Messiah from the very beginning, and trace Him down to our present age, and introduce the Divine Messiah that is on the land today. Just hold your breath. 

3. Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, in his write-up titled "All About the Messiah"; dated March 19, 2005 (http://www.wish.com accessed 23/12/18), stated thus:

4. "The final Messiah will be a normal human being, born of human parents. It is possible that he is already born. The final Messiah will be the greatest leader and political genius that the world has ever seen. He will likewise be the wisest man ever to have lived. He will put all these extraordinary talents to use to precipitate a worldwide revolution which will bring perfect social justice to humanity and influence all people to serve God with a pure heart."

5. The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, (http://www.britannica.com ) say Messiah is from the Hebrew Mashia, which means "anointed" in Judaism, the expected King of the Davidic line who would deliver Israel from foreign bondage and restore the glories of its golden age.

6. The Greek New Testament's Translation of the term, CHRISTOS became the accepted Christians' designation and title of Jesus the Christ of Nazareth; indicative of the principal character and function of His ministry. 

7. More loosely, the term Messiah denotes any Redeemer Figure; and the adjective Messianic is used in a broad sense to refer to beliefs or theories about an eschatological (events at the end of the world/ mankind) improvement of the state of humanity or the world. 

8. The Old Testament of the Bible never speaks of an eschatological Messiah and even the Messianic passages that contain prophecies of a future golden age under an ideal king never use the term Messiah. Messianism grew out of beliefs that were connected with their nation's kingship. When the historical Israelite kings proved more and more disappointing, the "Messianic" kingship ideology was projected on the future. 

9. After the Babylonian Exile, Jews Prophetic Vision of a future national restoration and the universal establishment of God's kingdom became firmly associated with their return to Israel under a scion or descendant/heir of David's house who would be the "Lord's anointed."

10. In the period of Roman rule and oppression, the Jew's expectation of a personal Messiah acquired increasing prominence and became the center of other eschatological concepts held by various Jewish sects in different combinations and with varying emphases.

11. In some sects, the "Son of David" Messianism with its political implications, was overshadowed by apocalyptic (revelatory, prophetic) notions of a more mystic character. Some therefore believe that a heavenly being called the "Son of Man" (the term being derived from the Book of Daniel and Enoch) would descend to save his people. 

12. The Messianic agitation/ferment of this period, attested by contemporary Jewish - Hellenistic literature is also vividly reflected in the New Testament. 

13. With the Churches of the Gentiles adopting the Greek word Christ, the Jewish nationalist implications of the term Messiah vanished altogether, and the "Son of David" and "Son of Man" motifs could merge in a politically neutral and religiously highly original Messianic conception that is central. 

14. Bible Info (https://www.bibleinfo.com ) says: Messiah comes from the Hebrew word "Mashiach"; meaning "the Anointed One" or "the Chosen One". In the Old Testament times, Prophets, Priests and Kings were anointed by oil when they were set apart for these positions of responsibility. The anointing was a sign that God had chosen them and consecrated them for the work He had given them to do. 

15. Christos which means Christ (English) is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew term, Messiah. The Jews were indeed expecting the Messiah to come. That was why Andrew, a disciple of John the Baptist, got acquainted with Jesus, the first he did was to find his brother Simon Peter and tell him of his discovery of the Messiah they were expecting. 

16. John 1:40-41, KJV. One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.

17. Andrew's exclamation, "we have found the Messiah" shows that the Jews were looking forward to God sending a Messiah - an anointed, chosen One. This was because they had read the Old Testament prophecies of Isaiah 42:1, Isaiah 61:1-3, Psalms 16:7-11, Psalm 22, Daniel 9:5-7 and so on, that promised God would send a deliverer to save His people. Unfortunately, they misunderstood what this Messiah would do. 

18. The Jews read the prophecies of how the Messiah would overcome God's enemies and they understood this to mean that He would deliver them from their Roman masters. They expected him to set up a kingdom on earth, a kingdom which they would be rulers and not the ruled. 

19. They overlooked the Messiah's spiritual role as a deliverer from sin and Satan. They did not understand that His kingdom was spiritual and not political. As a result, few were prepared to accept Jesus Christ as the promised Messiah. He did not fit their ideas of what the Messiah would do. 

20. From Bible Study Tools (https://www.biblestudytools.com ), many dictionaries have these to say about Messiah. Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology says: The term "Messiah" is the translation of the Hebrew term "Masiah" which is derived from the verb "Massah" meaning to "smear" or "anoint". When objects such as wafers and shields are smeared with grease or oil, they were said to be anointed, hence the commonly used term was "anoint" when grease or oil was applied to objects by Israelites and non-Israelites.

21. The term Messiah is not used to refer to "anointed" objects that were designated and consecrated for specific cultic purposes but to persons only. Person who were anointed had been elected, designated, appointed, given authority, qualified and equipped for specific offices and tasks related to these. 

22. As for the origin of the concept of Messiah, the idea of and the work of the Messiah are divinely revealed. It did not originate in human thought. It is true the act of anointing was not foreign to non-Israelites, the intent and consequences of the act are not found in nonbiblical documents. God made His intent and the consequences of the anointing act progressively known in the course of his self-revelation to humanity. 

23. The anointed person was chosen, designated, qualified and consecrated to a position with correlated tasks. It is also known that kings are anointed. So, the Messiah is to be considered as a royal person. This personal aspect has been referred to as the narrower view of the Messianic idea. However, the personal is not to be limited to royalty because the biblical Messianic idea includes priestly and the prophetic offices also. 

24. The Messianic concept also has a wider dimension than the royal, priestly and/or prophetic person. The wider view of the Messiah includes characteristics, tasks, goals, means and consequences of the Messianic person. Thus, a passage in Scripture should be considered to be referring to the Messiah when reference is made, for example, to the character, task and influences of the Messiah even though there is no direct mention of the personal Messiah himself. 

25. The actual position and task of the Messiah matter a lot. The non-biblical Messiah texts present a divine royal personage who would fight, kill and plunder. This was time of the gods represented by the divine-kings to gain advantage and thus set up their political organization, be it thought of in terms of a kingdom or empire. 

26. The true Messiah as enunciated in the Scriptures is a DIVINE HUMAN BEING, ORDAINED BY GOD THE FATHER TO BE THE MEDIATOR OF THE COVENANT AND AS SUCH TO BE THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD. 

27. Easton's Bible Dictionary has this to say about Messiah: "Messiah" (Heb. Mashiah), in all the Thirty-Nine instances of its occurring in the Old Testament, is rendered by the Septuagint (LXX) (which is the earliest extant Greek translation of the Old Testament from the original Hebrew), "Christos". It means anointed. Hence, Priests were anointed with oil. 

28. Exodus 28:41, KJV. And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office. 

29. Exodus 40:13-15, KJV. And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest's office. And thou shalt bring his sons, and clothe them with coats: 

30. And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.

31. Numbers 3:3, KJV. These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's office. The Prophets were anointed with oil. 

32. 1 Kings 19:15-16, KJV. And the Lord said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room. The Kings were also anointed. 

33. 1 Samuel 9:16, KJV. Tomorrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because their cry is come unto me.

34. 1 Samuel 16:3, KJV. And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.

35. 2 Samuel 12:7, KJV. And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul.

36. These were consecrated to their respect offices.


WHY IS IT THAT MESSIAHS ARE NOT RECOGNIZED


37. Messiahs appear as human beings. In outward appearance, they are human beings, born of women like every other human being but in them is THE ALMIGHTY GOD hidden. 

38. They serve as mask, masking, shielding the ELOHIM, the Creator of heaven and earth and everything there is. In them is the Sovereign Spirit that created the Universe. 

39. This Spirit humbles Himself and puts on human flesh and looks like a man. This has always been the Way God has been appearing to man. After all, He made man in His own image and likeness. 

40. Genesis 1:1-2, 27, KJV. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

41. Genesis 1:1-2, 27, LB. When God began creating the heavens and the earth, the earth was a shapeless, chaotic mass, with the Spirit of God brooding over the dark vapors. So God made man like his Maker. Like God did God make man; Man and maid did he make them.

42. God, the Sovereign Spirit brooding over the vapours decided to be visible, being the Almighty God Who can do whatever He wants to do. He took a form and looked at Himself in that form and made man exactly like Himself, the same in appearance. Man is the image of God. The Scripture says that the Christ Jesus was the visible representation of the invisible God. 

43. Colossians 1:15-16, LB. Christ is the exact likeness of the unseen God. He existed before God made anything at all, and, in fact, Christ himself is the Creator who made everything in heaven and earth, the things we can see and the things we can’t; the spirit world with its kings and kingdoms, its rulers and authorities; all were made by Christ for his own use and glory.

44. Colossians 1:15-16, NIV. The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

45. Colossians 1:15-16, KJV. Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

46. Colossians 1:15-16, AMP. [Now] He is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible]; He is the Firstborn of all creation. For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.

47. John 14:8-11, NIV. Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 

48. Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.

49. The Scripture says the man, Christ Jesus. 

50. Acts 10:38, KJV. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

51. 1 Timothy 2:5, KJV. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

52. John 4:29, KJV. Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

53. I have tried to highlight the fact that God made man in His image and likeness and so God appears to man as a Man. This is God in simplicity. It is this simplicity of God, God appearing as a human being that makes it impossible for man to recognize Him, his Messiah, Saviour, Christ whenever He comes to save man. 

54. The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Revealed Christ, Messiah of this age, this dispensation fully documented this in the Message, "Son of Man: Our Link to the Truth, 2001"; Pages 2-4 in the following words:

55. "The bible that existed before a Man of God is sent had always opposed the message of God from that Man of God in his day. This is because, before the Man of God is revealed, the people had already glued themselves to the Bible or written message that was passed to them by their fathers. To cause them to shift from their earlier or long established traditional belief, has always been a fight and a fact. 

56. For example, when the Lord Jesus came, He met the Bible that was written before He was born. This Bible was read in the synagogues every Sabbath day until all became very conversant with it. 

57. When Jesus began to teach the people His Harvey message, which is completely different from what they already knew, the people became indifferent to His message saying that He was teaching them contrary to the Laws of Moses. They concluded that He had a devil. What caused it? It was the Bible that He met that cause it. 

58. In the days of Apostle Paul, he was accused of teaching the people contrary to the religion of the Jews and to disobey and disregard Moses' Laws and its ritualistic demands. The people concluded that he must die the same way they passed death sentence on the Lord Jesus Christ. 

59. This same religious people filled with violence, stoned Saint Stephen to death because his preachings were contrary to their beliefs. It has been like that with every chosen and sent Man of God in all dispensation. 

60. I wish you point out here that each time God sends a Man to His people, they must expect a new thing. God does not send a Man and has never sent a Man only to repeat what God had earlier said through somebody in time past and stopped there. 

61. The Man sent by God must first of all acknowledge those that were sent before him, confirm some of their teachings that were right and up-to-date, announce the fulfilment of some of their messages God sent him. 

62. After doing this, that is, when he has succeeded in creating enough faith in his hearers, he will then proclaim his own message for which cause he was sent. If a man says that God sends him, and he only reads or repeats messages of messengers that appeared before him and stops there, please for the safety of your soul, do not follow that Man no matter the level of signs and wonders that shrouds his ministry. 

63. Once a Man of God is revealed, the elect of God by revelation expect a new thing that will shoot them up to higher ground. If one comes today and claims that God sent him, and he stops at reading the Bible or Branham's books to us, can we take him serious? 

64. If we ever take him serious, we have made the mistake of limiting God to the Bible or to messengers that came and died, which had been the mistake of all religious groups. Since Prophet Muhammad died, Muslims stopped where he stopped. 

65. This is applicable to all other religious groups in the world. Christ is alive and will remain alive till the end of the world and He must continue to speak to His people in relation to prevailing circumstances around them."

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The Messiah is God coming to His people as a Human Being to save the people He has come to. A Messiah is needed when there is danger, when there is impending destruction. 

2. The Messiah comes as the last hope of the people to whom He is sent. The Messiah must be a Human Being since He is sent to human beings. He must also be one of the people He has come to deliver. 

3. He is a Kinsman Redeemer and so must look like the people, but inside Him, He is the Almighty God. We are at the End time and so everything depicting End time is with us. 

4. GOD'S PROPHECIES ARE TIED TO TIME. (The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena) 2nd January, 2011. Onitsha. Page 124 verse 2 to 15. This world together with everything inside is reserved by the power of the Word of God for destruction by unquenchable fire and this promise has lingered for thousands of years to the point that many do not believe that it will happen again. 

5. Once it is mentioned, people will sigh; preaching it has become a disturbance. For that reason, preachers abandoned it and then rolled into commercial preaching, signs and wonders, miracles, healing, deliverances and things like that, which the world will hear and rejoice. They are now preaching to please the Devil. 

6. They do not talk of soul-winning anymore. Nobody is winning any soul again, but I want you to know that like other prophecies of old, this particular prophecy, which men of old foretold, Jesus the Christ confirmed it, the Apostles confirmed it, our own end time Prophets confirmed it; the Angel Messenger and even the Son of Man who came down with the Clouds of Heaven is affirming it now that the promise is about to come to pass. 

7. The time allotted to it is here already. What delayed it from taking place is here with us now. What God has been looking for, the state God has been waiting for the world to attain before it will happen has come at last. 

8. If you know any atrocity that has not been committed under the sun in this generation of ours, mention it. 

9. When a woman is permitting herself to be impregnated by her son and her son is raising children, first, second, third, fourth child for her; when a man has used his hands to kill his wife and the wife has used her hands to kill her husband. Children now kill parents; parents now kill children. Parents now bewitch their children; children now bewitch parents. Am I telling lies? 

10. Have you not heard it that children now kill their parents even through witchcraft? Some use magic; some use gun while some use poison. Some even take their parents afar of and sacrifice them for rituals just to make money. Parents now do the same to their children, husbands do the same to their wives. 

11. Is there any Law Court anywhere in the world today? No. This is because all our judges have been anointed with the spirit of lies. They now tell lies. A judge can now sit on a case, because of money, he will deliver wrong judgment. They now compromise their conscience. I am saying that the last hope of the common man is nowhere. 

12. Is it education? Is it in religion? Is it in politics? Look at the state of the nations and religion. Tell Me the area, tell Me what is left. Tell Me what will stop God from fulfilling His Words. 

13. Are we not in the end time? Has the last sign not been given? Is the Son of Man Who is predicted "last sign" not in the church? The Prophet said that there would be no other sign than the sign of Sodom and Gomorrah burning up;  and He that is sent to you as the last sign is telling you to expect nothing than the burning of this present generation. 

14. The coming of the Son of Man in the Clouds of Heaven as the last sign in the Gentile Church was predicted before I was born, confirmed in My day before your eyes by the Pillar of Cloud and Pillar of Fire, vindicated by the Word and He is the One announcing to you. 

15. Any other person may be ignorant of the day and the time, but it is not the Son of Man, I have it even on my palm; I said I have the date even on My palm. I do not need to go back and check it. 

16. If you do not believe that I have it, what is the reason why the Pillar of Cloud is vindicating Me? Who is inspiring all you are hearing? Who is giving you all you are acknowledging to be the truth? Is it Brother Odoemena? Brother Odoemena is ordinary loudspeaker. If you do not know it, know it now. Give the credit to the Almighty God. I am a bunch of flesh; without Him, I can do nothing. 

17. I am telling you that when He came down, He came down with everything. Or do you want to tell Me that I cannot bomb where you are now? If I bomb it, will you kill Me? Remember that somebody bombed Sodom and Gomorrah; somebody bombed Jericho. I am using the word "bomb" because that is our language for today. 

18. THIS GENERATION IN PROPHECY. (The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena. 1999. Onitsha) Page 19 verse 45 to 80. END TIME EVENTS PROPHESIED. Let us look further into the Holy Bible and consider some events in this end time that will help open our eyes of understanding to know that surely we have come to the end of this generation.

19. INCREASE IN TRAVELLING AND EDUCATION. “But Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal it up so that it will not be understood until the end times, when travel and education shall be vastly increased!" (Dan 12:4 LB).

20. When Prophet Daniel enquired to know when a vision given to him would be fulfilled, the Angel of God told him that it would happen at the end time. The Angel gave a clear indication on how to know when the end time is come. He revealed that there will be increase in knowledge (Education, Science) and increase on men travelling to and fro to various parts of the globe. Even the least learned person on Earth today, knows very well that there has never been a time when men travelled round the globe than this generation.

21. Quest for education has increased so much that provision has been made for adult education. We can now boast of teenage graduates. Advance in Scientific endeavours are very clear, therefore we can rightly say that knowledge has increased according to the Holy Bible for we are at the end time.

22. INCREASE IN POPULATION, CRIME AND CORRUPTION, IMMORALITY, WOMEN BEAUTY AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. “And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

23. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

24. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

25. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

26. But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

27. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot's wife." (Luke 17:26-33).

28. Jesus likened this generation to Noah's and Lot's generations. For this reason, we have to read some further events that took place in both Noah’s and Lot's days to ascertain whether the end time generation which Jesus likened to Noah's and Lot's generations has actually come.

29. “When mankind had spread all over the world, and girls were being born, some of the heavenly beings saw that these girls were beautiful, so they took the ones they liked.

30. Then the LORD said, ‘I will not allow people to live for ever; they are mortal. From now on they will live no longer than a hundred and twenty years’.

31. In those days and even later, there were giants on the earth who were descendants of human women and the heavenly beings.

32. They were great heroes and famous men of long ago. When the LORD saw how wicked everyone on earth was and how evil their thoughts were all the time, He was sorry that He had ever made them and put them on the earth.

33. He was so filled with regret that He said, ‘I will wipe out these people I have created, and also the animal and the birds, because I am sorry that I made any of them’. But the LORD was pleased with Noah." (GEN. 6:1-8 GNB).

34. “Before the guests went to bed, the men of Sodom surrounded the house. All the men of the city, both young and old, were there. They called out to Lot and asked, ‘Where are the men who came to stay with you tonight? Bring them out for us.’ The men of Sodom wanted to have sex with them.” (GEN. 19:4-5 GNB).

35. We can easily agree by the help of the Holy Scriptures that the end time generation must be like the days of Noah and Lot. We have population problem today as in Noah's day. We have increase in violence, crimes etc, as in Noah's and Lot's days. Our women today with the help of make-ups and other cosmetic appliances look very fair and beautiful as in the days of Noah and Lot. Social activities like marriage is very much pronounced.

36. There is competition in building of expensive houses. Commercial activities (selling and buying) are in top gear. Immorality and sex perversion, (Homo-sexualism and lesbianism) are the talk of the day as in Lot's generation. All these pointers are for us to know when we are ushered into the endtime. 

37. We are all witnesses that these events have been made manifest for a long time around us to the point that we now cry like Sodom for God to do something. Don't we believe that God must do something? And He will do no other thing than what He did in the past against such guilty generations. God destroyed them without any mercy to all the ungodly.

38. RESTORATION OF THE FIG TREE (ISRAEL). These prophecies concerning the restoration of Israel as a nation are scattered all over the entire Bible. They are no longer prophecies yet to be fulfilled, rather they are events (even past events) that have been made clear by prophecy. 

39. Israel is now fully settled in her homeland, with her own national flag and every other thing which make up a full fledged nation. Before May 14th, 1948 (when Israel fully became a nation), it was very hard for people to believe those prophecies concerning the regathering of the scattered people of Israel. 

40. Today those prophecies are no longer future but past events (history) before our very eyes in this generation as we witnessed the resurrection of the dry bones as recorded in the book of Ezekiel chapter 37.

41. “Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid." (Jer. 30:10 KJV).

42. "Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;

43. But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land." (Jer. 23:7-8 KJV).

44. "And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:

45. And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:" (Ezekiel 37:21-22 KJV).

46. “The sovereign LORD says to His people; I will signal to the nations, and they will bring your children home. Kings will be like fathers to you, Queens will be like mothers. They will bow low before you and honour you; they will humbly show their respect for you. Then you will know that I am the LORD; no one who waits for my help will be disappointed."(Isa. 49:22-23 GBN).

47. "They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD." (Hos. 11: 11)

48. Through the help of kings of nations including United States of America, and Queens of nations like the Queen of England, the above Bible prophecies became fulfilled as Israel was restored as a nation to her own land in these last days as predicted by the Bible. 

49. They were brought back from far and wide through various kinds of means of transport including the dove-like (bird-like) means of transport—The Aeroplane, which jerkingly carried them back to their homeland from different nations as the Bible predicted. We would not lay more emphasis on this matter because it is now history that has taken place in this generation.

50. WARS, RUMOURS OF WARS, EARTHQUAKES, PESTILENCES, ETC. The above end time events need not to be over-emphasised because we are witnesses that these things are prevalent all over the globe as Jesus said they would take place as the events of the end time when His disciples enquired from Him how they could know the time of the end of the destruction of Jerusalem, Christ's second coming, and the end of the World.

51. The entire chapters of Matthew 24, St. Mark 13, and St. Luke 21 revealed all these end time events which had fulfilled long time ago. History had it that in A.D. 70, General Titus of Rome, destroyed the Temple of Jerusalem with his Roman Army and since then Jerusalem has remained being troubled and trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the restoration of Israel as a nation by the year 1948. 

52. Troubles, global diseases, etc have all taken place. We are witnesses of various calamities that have befallen the world as predicted in the Holy Bible.

53. THE RE-EMERGENCE OF THE CITY OF JERUSALEM SIGNALS END OF GENTILE DISPENSATION. “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled." (Luke 21:24 KJV).

54. “They will be brutally killed by enemy weapons, or sent away as exiles and captives to all the nations of the world; and Jerusalem shall be conquered and trampled down by the Gentiles until the period of Gentile triumph ends in God's good time." (Luke 21:24 LB).

55. “Some will be killed by the sword, and others will be taken as prisoners to all countries; and heathens will trample over Jerusalem until their time is up." (Luke 21:24, GNB).

56. No heathen nation can ever boast of conquering the nation of Israel in any war since they became a nation of their own in 1948. Rather than being conquered, we witnessed Israel! humiliating her foes. The Six days war in 1967 against Arabs was an eye opener to the world. 

57. It is the Word of God fulfilling, the Gentile days are over, they can never succeed in trampling over Jerusalem again, because they have returned according to prophecy in the Word of God. 

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emember as it was in the days of Noah and lot. THIS GENERATION IN PROPHECY. (The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena. 1999. Onitsha) Page 10 verse 4 to 8. The fact that all Newscasters in the Radio, Television, Newspapers and all free thinkers, now point people to the next Millennium, is a sure indicator that the world has become apprehensive of the passing away of this generation.

2. Let no man deceive you my friends, this generation will soon pass away like other previous ones and in a very disastrous and gloomy note like the previous ones.

3. The entire human race is sitting on a time bomb that will explode at a time that beats the imagination of all mankind. In other previous generations, only very few survived and this our generation will not be an exception.

4. The Almighty God provided a place of safety through the ordained watchman for each generation that passed away and the same thing He has repeated again through His ordained Watchman for our generation.

5. I want you to remember that the Watchman of each of the previous generations were despised, mocked, laughed at and treated with contempt and disrespect and the chosen place of safety was the greatest stumbling block hence many people could not believe they could find refuge in the Watchman and the place of Safety. But every Elect of God, who is always a part of what God is doing in his day, finds no difficulty in obeying God's Voice for his day.

6. THIS GENERATION IN PROPHECY. (The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena. 1999. Onitsha) Page 13 verse 14 to 41. Your position in the Society or Church means nothing in this matter. Your Silver and Gold will be useless nonsense. Whoever that is not found hiding in that chosen and approved place of safety, surely shall be destroyed whether great or small.

7. Make haste. Do not resign your fate to nature. Believe the last Voice of the Watchman God has given to your generation. Although he is despised and rejected by many, Yet he has remained the mouthpiece of God in these last days.

8. Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.

9. Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.

10. And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

11. Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come. An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.

12. The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.

13. Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.

14. And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth." (Ezekiel 7: 1-9 KJV).

15. "And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth." (Gen. 6:12-13 KJV).

16. From the Bible passages above, one can clearly see that God has never failed to proclaim the end of any generation to His people before ever He destroys or passes judgement upon that generation.

17. Before the generation of Noah came to an end, God declared it as we could read in Genesis chapter six as quoted above.

18. Gen. 18: 16-23 KJV. When the city of Sodom and Gomorrah were to be brought to an end, God's judgement, God announced it to Abraham: And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

19. And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

20. For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

21. And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

22. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

23. God Himself investigated things for Himself and after His findings; the city of Sodom and Gomorrah were billed for destruction. However, one should note very well that God’s Messengers declared the end of the city even ahead of time to God’s own elect in that age before the destruction and end of that city came.

24. Gen. 19:12-13 KJV.  “And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides a son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy daughters? and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.” 

25. I am saying that God in His Mercy and love had always announced the end of every passing generation to the people of that generation regardless whether they will pay heed to the warning Voice of God or not.

26. Is there anybody that is in doubt that we are indeed at the end of this dispensation or age?

27. The level of crime, level of evil; level of civil unrest; natural disasters, pestilences and diseases, new emerging diseases like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which emerged first in China in 2002 and spread worldwide within a few months; the corona virus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-COV-2 (the virus) which is very much ravaging the entire world now, stopping economic, social, political, recreational, etc, activities world over; Ebola disease resurfaced, Lassa fever resurfaced and other diseases. 

28. Insurgence is the order of the day globally, murders, kidnapping, suicide bombing and a host of vices that were never experienced since the world began are all here with us; Governments all over the world are failing. 

29. The evil in this generation is the summation of all the evils of the last dispensations since after the fall of Man in the Garden of Eden.


WHAT ISLAM PREDICTS

30. The destruction of the Dajjal. The Dajjal mentioned in Hadith and not in the Quran. He will appear and will be destroyed. A beas

31. Women will outnumber men in the ratio of 50:1.

32. A beast will come out of the earth—A good beast that will tell the world to recognize Allah. Buddhist Prophecies also predict the End thus:


BUDDHIST PROPHECIES

33. One World, One Humanity, One Savior, One God. HE COMES AS…THE MAITREYA (Buddhist Prophecies)

34. “At that period, brethren, there will arise in the world an Exalted One named Maitreya, Fully Awakened, abounding in wisdom and goodness, happy, with knowledge of the worlds, unsurpassed as a guide to mortals willing to be led, a teacher for gods and men, an Exalted One, a Buddha, even as I am now.

35. He, by himself, will thoroughly know and see, as it were face to face, this universe, with Its worlds of the spirits, Its Brahmas and Its Maras, and Its world of recluses and Brahmins, of princes and peoples, even as I now, by myself, thoroughly know and see them” (Digha Nikaya, 26).

36. This prophecy by Guatama Buddha is very ambiguous, that is to say, it has very few details that allow us to probe into it and extract details that predict when Maitreya will come.

37. But there are a few Buddhist prophecies that are more specific to the time when the Maitreya will arise:   “After my decease, first will occur the five disappearances.

38. And what are the five disappearances?  The disappearance of attainments [to Nirvana], the disappearance of the method [inability to practice wisdom, insight and the four purities of moral habit], the disappearance of learning [loss of men who follow the Dharma], the disappearance of the symbols [the outward forms, the robes and practices of Buddhism], the disappearance of the relics...”

39. “Then when the Dispensation of the perfect Buddha is 5,000 years old, the relics, not receiving reverence and honor will go to places where they can receive them... 

40. This, Sariputta, is called the disappearance of relics” (The Surangama Sutra).

41. The above passage clearly predicts, as so many other religions of the world have, that when society degrades and God (and His religion) are thought of as second to intellectualism, then the Savior will appear.

42. Likewise, in the Bible, we find the confusion that must take place before the coming of the Messiah, and in THOTH we find an explanation for it: 

43. “‘Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.  Even so. Amen.’ (Rev. 1:7).  ‘Cloud’ means confusion.  He comes whenever confusion comes to humanity.










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he Bible records that in the end time, men should be lovers of themselves, and haters of God; they will love pleasure more than God; they will go to church but they will not believe anything they are taught. 

2. 1 Timothy 4:1-3, AMP. But the [Holy] Spirit distinctly and expressly declares that in latter times some will turn away from the faith, giving attention to deluding and seducing spirits and doctrines that demons teach, Through the hypocrisy and pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared (cauterized),

3. Who forbid people to marry and [teach them] to abstain from [certain kinds of] foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and have [an increasingly clear] knowledge of the truth. 

4. Jude verse 4, LB. I say this because some godless teachers have wormed their way in among you, saying that after we become Christians we can do just as we like without fear of God’s punishment. The fate of such people was written long ago, for they have turned against our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. 

5. Jude: 18, LB. ...that in the last times there would come these scoffers whose whole purpose in life is to enjoy themselves in every evil way imaginable. 

6. 2 Timothy 3:1-9, LB. You may as well know this too, Timothy, that in the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian. 

7. For people will love only themselves and their money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at God, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them, and thoroughly bad. 

8. They will be hardheaded and never give in to others; they will be constant liars and troublemakers and will think nothing of immorality. They will be rough and cruel, and sneer at those who try to be good. 

9. They will betray their friends; they will be hotheaded, puffed up with pride, and prefer good times to worshiping God. They will go to church,[a] yes, but they won’t really believe anything they hear. Don’t be taken in by people like that.

10. They are the kind who craftily sneak into other people’s homes and make friendships with silly, sin-burdened women and teach them their new doctrines.

11. Women of that kind are forever following new teachers, but they never understand the truth. 

12. And these teachers fight truth just as Jannes and Jambres fought against Moses. They have dirty minds, warped and twisted, and have turned against the Christian faith.

13. But they won’t get away with all this forever. Someday their deceit will be well known to everyone, as was the sin of Jannes and Jambres. 

14. 2 Timothy 3:1-9, AMP. But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].

15. For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane.

16. [They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.

17. [They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.

18. For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].

19. For among them are those who worm their way into homes and captivate silly and weak-natured and spiritually dwarfed women, loaded down with [the burden of their] sins [and easily] swayed and led away by various evil desires and seductive impulses.

20. [These weak women will listen to anybody who will teach them]; they are forever inquiring and getting information, but are never able to arrive at a recognition and knowledge of the Truth.

21. Now just as Jannes and Jambres were hostile to and resisted Moses, so these men also are hostile to and oppose the Truth. They have depraved and distorted minds, and are reprobate and counterfeit and to be rejected as far as the faith is concerned.

22. But they will not get very far, for their rash folly will become obvious to everybody, as was that of those [magicians mentioned]. 

23. WE ARE SEEING ALL THESE THINGS FULFILLING NOW, SHOWING THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE IMMINENT DESTRUCTION AND SO; A MESSIAH IS NEEDED. 

24. IN ALL THE DISPENSATIONS GONE BY STARTING FROM THE TIME OF ADAM IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN, MESSIAHS ALWAYS COME WHENEVER THE SITUATION BECAME HOPELESS FOR MAN BOTH SPIRITUALLY, SOCIALLY AND POLITICALLY. 

25. In the dispensation of Noah, there was lawlessness, chaos. When Israel was in Egypt, there was total anarchy. Spiritually, Israel was denied worship of Jehovah. That was why Moses told Pharaoh that he (Pharaoh) should allow Israel go and worship God on the mountain. 

26. Exodus 10:7-8, KJV. And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?

27. And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go, serve the Lord your God. 

28. AT A TIME THERE WAS MUCH STRESS AMONG THE JEWS, THERE WAS MUCH NEED FOR A MESSIAH AND MOSES WAS THE MESSIAH SENT TO DELIVER THE ISRAELITES. IT GOES SAME WAY DOWN THE LINE. 

29. Excerpt from Messiah Melchizedek. (http://www.inspiredbooks.com/Messiah-Melchizedek.htm ) We are near to ending "the age of the gentiles" initiated by Jesus and elaborated by Christians over the last 2000 years. Before the "age of the gentiles (Christians)" we had the "age of the Hebrews" which also had lasted for approximately 2000 years. After the War of Rome in 70 AD, the Jewish peoples and nation went back stage, and on hold, for 2000 years as the Christians had their turn in the leading role as "God’s people." 

30. According to prophecy, we are now entering the consummation of these two ages of man. We are about to begin the trial period that comes before the arrival of the Messiah of Old Testament description. 

31. Therefore this upcoming period is referred to as the messianic period. During this upcoming messianic period both the ages of Christian and Jew are unified and brought to a single, joint consummation. Prophetic scripture of the Old Testament era has much to say about how and why this messianic consummation will proceed.

32. The majority of "the people" are passive; blind, deaf, and dumb. They follow their mis-leaders into chaos and catastrophe. God sends his prophets/messengers to warn and correct, but to no avail, except for the few whose hearts and minds are set right and who are able to be led to safety. 

33. These remaining few become the remnant, the survivors and progenitors of the next cycle. However, this time the cycle is different. This time nuclear weapons enter the scene. If there had been nuclear weapons when Rome fell, we wouldn’t be here today to discuss the matter. 

34. The presence of nuclear weapons changes God’s evolutionary, remnant plan into no-plan. It changes the remnant into no-remnant. Man has never before been able to achieve stability and avoid the abuse of power and the downfall of empire. 

35. Are we more mature now? Are our leaders different than prior leaders? Are we wiser? Have we stopped straying from God’s laws and ways? The presence of thousands of nuclear weapons changes mans next fall into his last fall. The tower of Babel now has a bomb on the top of it. However, God will not allow the many good and decent people of our world to be annihilated. 

36. This is why the Messiah comes; this is why God will choose to enter human history directly. Since the death of Adam and Eve, our world has been without direct divine leadership. 

37. The age of strictly human sovereignty will be terminated shortly and the World Messiah so long awaited by faithful Jews, will enter the scene to stay. Our world will never again be without direct divine leadership. Today’s upside down world becomes tomorrow’s right side up world.

38. Melchizedek is the Lord/Messiah who comes in the last days when "all the nations" come against modern Israel as prophesied by the Old Testament Prophets (11Q13) This agrees with The Urantia Book statements to the effect that Melchizedek is soon to be our Planetary Prince, a World Messiah in residence. (UB 1025 and 1251)

39. We know from the scriptures that Melchizedek is Christ, Messiah, who met Abraham when he (Abraham) was returning from a battle with the five confederate beings that looted Sodom and took away Lot (Abraham's nephew) and his family. Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils, while Melchizedek gave Abraham bread and wine. Melchizedek blessed Abraham. 

40. Genesis 14:18-20, KJV. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: 

41. And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 

42. Genesis 14:18-20, LB. And Melchizedek, the king of Salem (Jerusalem), who was a priest of the God of Highest Heaven, brought him bread and wine. 19-20 Then Melchizedek blessed Abram with this blessing:

43. “The blessing of the supreme God, Creator of heaven and earth, be upon you, Abram; and blessed be God, who has delivered your enemies over to you.”

44. Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of all the loot. Then this same Melchizedek we see in Hebrews 6:19-20 and Hebrews 7:1-20, LB.

45. Hebrews 6:19-20, LB. This certain hope of being saved is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls, connecting us with God himself behind the sacred curtains of heaven, where Christ has gone ahead to plead for us from his position as our High Priest, with the honor and rank of Melchizedek. 

46. Hebrews 7:1-20, LB. Let us stop going over the same old ground again and again, always teaching those first lessons about Christ. Let us go on instead to other things and become mature in our understanding, as strong Christians ought to be. 

47. Surely we don’t need to speak further about the foolishness of trying to be saved by being good, or about the necessity of faith in God; you don’t need further instruction about baptism and spiritual gifts and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. 

48. The Lord willing, we will go on now to other things. There is no use trying to bring you back to the Lord again if you have once understood the Good News and tasted for yourself the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit, and know how good the Word of God is, and felt the mighty powers of the world to come, and then have turned against God. 

49. You cannot bring yourself to repent again if you have nailed the Son of God to the cross again by rejecting him, holding him up to mocking and to public shame. When a farmer’s land has had many showers upon it and good crops come up, that land has experienced God’s blessing upon it. 

50. But if it keeps on having crops of thistles and thorns, the land is considered no good and is ready for condemnation and burning off. 

51. Dear friends, even though I am talking like this I really don’t believe that what I am saying applies to you. I am confident you are producing the good fruit that comes along with your salvation. 

52. For God is not unfair. How can he forget your hard work for him, or forget the way you used to show your love for him—and still do—by helping his children?

53. And we are anxious that you keep right on loving others as long as life lasts, so that you will get your full reward.

54. Then, knowing what lies ahead for you, you won’t become bored with being a Christian nor become spiritually dull and indifferent, but you will be anxious to follow the example of those who receive all that God has promised them because of their strong faith and patience.

55. For instance, there was God’s promise to Abraham: God took an oath in his own name, since there was no one greater to swear by, that he would bless Abraham again and again, and give him a son and make him the father of a great nation of people. 

56. Then Abraham waited patiently until finally God gave him a son, Isaac, just as he had promised. When a man takes an oath, he is calling upon someone greater than himself to force him to do what he has promised or to punish him if he later refuses to do it; the oath ends all argument about it. 

57. God also bound himself with an oath, so that those he promised to help would be perfectly sure and never need to wonder whether he might change his plans.

58. He has given us both his promise and his oath, two things we can completely count on, for it is impossible for God to tell a lie. Now all those who flee to him to save them can take new courage when they hear such assurances from God; now they can know without doubt that he will give them the salvation he has promised them.

59. This certain hope of being saved is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls, connecting us with God himself behind the sacred curtains of heaven, 

60. where Christ has gone ahead to plead for us from his position as our High Priest, with the honor and rank of Melchizedek. 

61. Now it shows that Melchizedek was the Messiah—appeared to Abraham as the Messiah and it was He that delivered the kings into Abraham's hands—He fought for Abraham and gave him the victory. Abraham has to give Him tithe (1/10) of all he got in battle and he received and then blessed Abraham. 

62. MELCHIZEDEK WAS THE THEOPHANY BODY OF THE MESSIAH. HE APPEARED TO ABRAHAM AND CONTINUED AS THE MESSIAH TO DIFFERENT DISPENSATIONS. HE IS THAT CHRIST, MESSIAH. TODAY, THIS MELCHIZEDEK IS THE SON OF MAN, APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA.


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he world now needs the Messiah! He is coming to save those that are eagerly and patiently waiting for Him according to Hebrews 9:28, LB.

2. Hebrews 9:28, LB. So also Christ died only once as an offering for the sins of many people; and he will come again, but not to deal again with our sins. This time he will come bringing salvation to all those who are eagerly and patiently waiting for him. 

3. It is only those people who are waiting for His promise that will be able to know and recognize the Messiah whenever He would come. Others (majority) will never know because they are not consciously waiting, they are not in tune with the prophecies. Two examples may suffice us to elucidate this truth. 

4. When Jesus Christ (Messiah) was born in His first advent, the promises of His birth were there in the scriptures both in the law, the prophets, and the psalms. For example, in Isaiah 7:14, it is written that a virgin would conceive and bear a son and his name should be called Emmanuel which means God with us. 

5. Isaiah 7:14, KJV. Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 

6. Isaiah 9:6-7, KJV. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. 

8. Isaiah 9:6-7, NIV. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

9. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. 

10. Here, this prophecy about the Son who incidentally will have the government upon His shoulders called Wonderful, Mighty God, Counselor, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, got fulfilled in Jesus Christ and will be fulfilled in Christ when He comes again with full and complete salvation to all that are eagerly and patiently waiting for Him. In this second advent, He will accomplish the verse 7 of Isaiah chapter 9 as quoted above. 

11. HE WILL REIGN UPON THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID AND HIS THRONE HAS NO END. THIS WILL BE AFTER HE HAS COME WITH FULL AND COMPLETE SALVATION FOR THOSE WAITING FOR HIM, THE REMNANT. HE WILL COME AGAIN/APPEAR A SECOND TIME.

12. Mathew 24:3-21, KJV. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 

13. Note what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age. 

14. Mathew 25:31-46, KJV. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

15. And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

16. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

17. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

18. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

19. When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

20. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

21. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

22. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

23. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

24. Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. 

25. John 14:3, KJV. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (I will come back)

26. 1 Corinthians 1:7, KJV. So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: You eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 

27. 1 Corinthians 15:20-34, NIV. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.

28. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in turn: Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 

29. Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

30. For he “has put everything under his feet. ”Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.

31. When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.

32. Now if there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them? 

33. And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour? I face death every day—yes, just as surely as I boast about you in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

34. If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human hopes, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”

35. Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame. 

36. (NOT ALL MEN HAVE THIS KNOWLEDGE.) CHRIST WAS RAISED—BECAME THE RESURRECTED BODY WHO IS HERE WITH US. HE TOLD US HE IS COMING BACK. HE HAS COME AS THE RESURRECTED BODY. THAT MESSIAH IN THE PERSON OF THE WORD MADE FLESH, THE GREAT MAHDI; APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA.

37. He that everybody, every religion world over, has acknowledged to be the Messiah that has come to put an end to this rotten, depraved, religious and perverse world. Note, He has come to unite all God's children together in Himself 

38. Ephesians 3:1-6, KJV. For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

39. How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

40. Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: 

41. 1 Thessalonians 2:19, KJV. For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? 

42. What is our joy or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ when He comes. This is pointing to the second coming. This has never taken place since it was promised until now. Remember Jesus Christ came in the first advent, was crucified and buried. He rose on the third day according to the scriptures and showed Himself to many people. 

43. 1 Corinthians 15:1-10, KJV. Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

44. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

45. After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

46. For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 

47. Luke 24:13-31, KJV. And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

48. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

49. And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?

50. And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.

51. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;

52. And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.

53. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

54. And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.

55. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

56. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. 

57. And finally, He ascended in the Cloud—the Cloud received Him before the apostles, then the apostles were told that the same way He was received into heaven is the same way He would come back. 

58. Acts 1:6-11, KJV. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

59. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

60. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. He will come back in like manner.

61. Luke 17:20-30, KJV. And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

62. Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. 

63. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

64. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

65. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. It will just be like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 

66. Mathew 16:27-28, KJV. For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

67. Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. 

68. The Son of Man is going to come in His Father's Glory with His angels and then He will reward each person according to what they have done. 

69. John 14:3, KJV. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 

70. Acts 1:1, AMP. In the former account [which I prepared], O Theophilus, I made [a continuous report] dealing with all the things which Jesus began to do and to teach. 

71. It is therefore clear that Jesus Christ Himself said He would come back. He equally said whenever He would come, He will come in a new Name, according to Revelation 3:12, KJV. 

72. Revelation 3:12, KJV. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 

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he Prophet Muhammad also said Isa (Jesus, the Christ) would come and put an end to the Dajjal. He was referred to as Melchizedek who would destroy the Belial. 

2. Muhammad said He would come and marry to do what He could not do in the first advent because His time was short and He did not marry. That He will marry and raise children to show the example of a godly family.

3. The teachings of Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) explains that Jesus Christ is coming this time to propagate the Word of God and importantly to do things he was unable to do during his life time on earth due to the direction and assignment given to him by his Master, Allah. But His second coming will give Him the chance to marry and give birth to children. 

ORIGIN OF THE NEED FOR A MESSIAH

4. Genesis 1:26-28, KJV. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

5. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 

6. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

7. Then God said, “Let us make a man—someone like ourselves, to be the master of all life upon the earth and in the skies and in the seas.”

8. So God made man like his Maker.

Like God did God make man;

Man and maid did he make them.

9. And God blessed them and told them, “Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; you are masters of the fish and birds and all the animals. The Image of God. Preached by the Son of Man on 15th February, 2004. Page 62:1-6.

10. Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness. Now listen: "And let them"— plural, not one man: "And let these men, these human beings we would create, let them have dominion." 

11. I think we are coming to the essence of man on earth? — Why God created man: "Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and the fowl of the air and over the cattle, and over all the earth."

12. Is it like that in your own? Let me repeat: "Let us make man in our own image, after our own likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and the fowl of the air and over the cattle, and over all the earth and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."

13. You see the purpose why God created man. Of all these things God said man should have dominion over, is there anyone there that is man-made? Is there anyone there man is qualified to scramble over? Amen. 

14. But you can now begin to see that man have decided to relegate that function and assume to himself other functions which God never allowed to him. 

15. If it were in the civil service, man has committed a "dereliction" of duty. He has abandoned his duty and had assigned to himself a duty that was not meant for him. You see why we are dying. 

16. Granted that man obeyed the purpose for which he was made and fixed his attention there, will there be quarrelling? Will there be competition? Will there be premature death? But I am coming to something.

17. Essence of creating man was for man to have dominion over all that was created. As long as God created that thing, it must be subject to man.

18. That was why, according to the Qur'an, when Allah (God) created man, He ordered the Angels to fall prostrate (flat) before man.

19. The Angels did that except Ilbliss (Satan) who rebelled and said he would not. 

20. Surah 15:28-43. Recall when your Lord said to the angels: "I will indeed bring into being a human being out of dry ringing clay wrought from black mud. When I have completed shaping him and have breathed into him of My Spirit, then fall you down before him in prostration." 

21. So, the angels - all of them - fell down in prostration, except Iblis; he refused to join those who prostrated. The Lord inquired: "Iblis! What is the matter with you that you did not join those who prostrated?" 

22. He said: "It does not behove of me to prostrate myself before a human being whom You have created out of dry ringing clay wrought from black mud." The Lord said: "Then get out of here; you are rejected, and there shall be a curse upon you till the Day of Recompense." 

23. Iblis said: "My Lord! Grant me respite till the Day when they will be resurrected." Allah said: "For sure you are granted respite until the day of a known time." 

24. Iblis said: "My Lord! In the manner You led me to error, I will make things on earth seem attractive to them and lead all of them to error, except those of Your servants whom You have singled out for Yourself." 

25. Allah said: "Here is the path that leads straight to Me. Over My true servants you will be able to exercise no power, your power will be confined to the erring ones, those who choose to follow you. Surely Hell is the promised place for all of them." (Genesis 2:7)

26. The devil said he would not prostrate himself to human beings whom Allah (God) created from dried clay/dust. God placed a curse on him and ordered him out. 

27. The curse would remain on him until the Day of Recompense (Day of Resurrection).

28. Satan then swore that he would adorn or decorate the way of error, the pathway of evil, make it look pleasant and good so that he will be able to mislead all mankind on earth except those God had chosen. The scripture says that there is a way that seemeth right in the eyes of man but the end thereof is a way of death. 

29. Proverbs 14:12, KJV. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. The above scripture buttresses what Satan said in Surah 15:39-40

30. He Satan does everything to deceive and destroy all human beings God created in hell fire!

31. He adorns, paints, garnishes the way of death go lure mankind away from the path of God. Remember that God made man like God as in Genesis 1:27, LB. (See above)

32. He masquerades himself as angel of light only to achieve his dastardly act of pulling mankind to his side so that man will not remain with God in paradise. (Garden of Eden) 

33. 2 Cor 11:12-15, KJV. But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. 

34. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 

35. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

36. 2 Cor 11:12-15, AMP. But what I do, I will continue to do, [for I am determined to maintain this independence] in order to cut off the claim of those who would like [to find an occasion and incentive] to claim that in their boasted [mission] they work on the same terms that we do.

37. For such men are false apostles [spurious, counterfeits], deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles (special messengers) of Christ (the Messiah). 

38. And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light; So it is not surprising if his servants also masquerade as ministers of righteousness. [But] their end will correspond with their deeds.

39. THE FALL FROM THE POSITION OF HAVING AUTHORITY OVER ALL GOD CREATED.

40. How man was having fellowship with God till iniquity was found in man and that brought the barrier between man and his Maker/Creator. Man was deceived by devil and he got enslaved by his desires. 

41. There came a big chasm between man and God. It requires a Messiah to save man. God then promised this Messiah as the seed of the woman-one that is born of a woman, to deal with the devil and deliver man. A Messiah is a Saviour.

RIGHTEOUS BRANCH, BRANCH OF DAVID

42. Isaiah 4:2, KJV. In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. 

43. Jeremiah 23:5, KJV. Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 

44. Jeremiah 33:15, KJV. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. 

45. Zechariah 3:8, NIV. Listen, High Priest Joshua, you and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, the Branch. 

46. Zechariah 6:12, KJV. And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord: 

47. Isaiah 11:1-10, KJV. And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

48. And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

49. And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

50. But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

51. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

52. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

53. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

54. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

55. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. 







7

TRUE AND FALSE MESSIAHS


Nehemiah 9: 26-27, KJV. Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations. 

2. Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

3. Judges 3: 9, KJV.  And when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.

4. Messiahs are deliverers. They can be spiritual or physical or both. Almighty God delivers His children both spiritually and physically. God has been giving His people Messiahs, Saviours to deliver them from danger each time there was any trouble. There are true Messiahs and there are false Messiahs. Each time Almighty God does anything for His children, the devil will try to do something negative to counter what God has done. 

5. Right from heaven, the devil started challenging God's authority and power in heaven. He disobeyed God and taught the other angels to disobey. He was cast down from heaven and pulled a third of the angels down with him. 

6. Revelation 12: 9-12, KJV. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 

7. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 

8. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. The devil was cast down from heaven.

9. Isaiah 14: 12-15, KJV. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

10. Lucifer, son of the morning. He was brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. He came down and in subtlety, deceived the woman in the Garden to Eden, always fighting to upset God's plans. 

11. The Prophet William Marrion Branham said it that the devil will always come first to upset the real thing. He called it "Phonies." Then Jesus taught that in the End - the End Times, that many antichrists will emerge to deceive many. They will be false Messiahs, false Saviours. He then said that by their fruits, they shall be known. 

12. Matthew 24: 3-5, LB.  “When will this happen?” the disciples asked him later, as he sat on the slopes of the Mount of Olives. “What events will signal your return and the end of the world?” Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone fool you. For many will come claiming to be the Messiah and will lead many astray.

13. Matthew 24: 23-28, LB. “Then if anyone tells you, ‘The Messiah has arrived at such and such a place, or has appeared here or there,’ don’t believe it. For false Christs shall arise, and false prophets, and will do wonderful miracles so that if it were possible, even God’s chosen ones would be deceived. 

14. See, I have warned you. “So if someone tells you the Messiah has returned and is out in the desert, don’t bother to go and look. Or, that he is hiding at a certain place, don’t believe it! For as the lightning flashes across the sky from east to west, so shall my coming be, when I, the Messiah, return. And wherever the carcass is, there the vultures will gather.

15. 1 John 4: 1-3, LB. Dearly loved friends, don’t always believe everything you hear just because someone says it is a message from God: test it first to see if it really is. For there are many false teachers around, and the way to find out if their message is from the Holy Spirit is to ask: Does it really agree that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, actually became man with a human body? 

16. If so, then the message is from God. If not, the message is not from God but from one who is against Christ, like the “Antichrist” you have heard about who is going to come, and his attitude of enmity against Christ is already abroad in the world.

17. Matthew 7: 15-20, LB.  “Beware of false teachers who come disguised as harmless sheep, but are wolves and will tear you apart. You can detect them by the way they act, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit. You need never confuse grapevines with thorn bushes or figs with thistles. Different kinds of fruit trees can quickly be identified by examining their fruit. 

18. A variety that produces delicious fruit never produces an inedible kind. And a tree producing an inedible kind can’t produce what is good. So the trees having the inedible fruit are chopped down and thrown on the fire. Yes, the way to identify a tree or a person is by the kind of fruit produced.

19. The false Messiahs and false prophets are known by their fruits. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree being forth good fruit.

20. Anyone claiming to be the Messiah in any age will be assessed by what comes out of him and the motive. If it is hypocrisy, if he sent himself, definitely, he will not last long. His foolishness, his hypocrisy will be made manifest for the day will reveal it. 

21. Some are self-called men of God. They can answer Apostles, Prophets, Overseers, General Superintendents, Messiahs, simply because they are after temporary gain or pecuniary gain. 

22. Philippians 3: 17-19, LB. Dear brothers, pattern your lives after mine, and notice who else lives up to my example. For I have told you often before, and I say it again now with tears in my eyes, there are many who walk along the Christian road who are really enemies of the cross of Christ. Their future is eternal loss, for their god is their appetite: they are proud of what they should be ashamed of; and all they think about is this life here on earth.

23. Philippians 3: 17-19, AMP. Brethren, together follow my example and observe those who live after the pattern we have set for you. For there are many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, who walk (live) as enemies of the cross of Christ (the Anointed One). They are doomed and their fate is eternal misery (perdition); their god is their stomach (their appetites, their sensuality) and they glory in their shame, siding with earthly things and being of their party.

24. 2 Corinthians 11: 10-15, LB. I promise this with every ounce of truth I possess—that I will tell everyone in Greece about it! Why? Because I don’t love you? God knows I do. But I will do it to cut out the ground from under the feet of those who boast that they are doing God’s work in just the same way we are. 

25. God never sent those men at all; they are “phonies” who have fooled you into thinking they are Christ’s apostles. Yet I am not surprised! Satan can change himself into an angel of light, so it is no wonder his servants can do it too, and seem like godly ministers. In the end they will get every bit of punishment their wicked deeds deserve.

26. 2 Corinthians 11: 10-15, AMP. As the truth of Christ is in me, this my boast [of independence] shall not be debarred (silenced or checked) in the regions of Achaia (most of Greece). And why? Because I do not love you [do not have a preference for you, wish you well, and regard your welfare]? 

27. God perceives and knows that I do! But what I do, I will continue to do, [for I am determined to maintain this independence] in order to cut off the claim of those who would like [to find an occasion and incentive] to claim that in their boasted [mission] they work on the same terms that we do. 

28. For such men are false apostles [spurious, counterfeits], deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles (special messengers) of Christ (the Messiah). And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light; So it is not surprising if his servants also masquerade as ministers of righteousness. [But] their end will correspond with their deeds.

29. Surah 9: 34, Noble Qur'an. O you who have believed, indeed many of the scholars and the monks devour the wealth of people unjustly and avert [them] from the way of Allah . And those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah - give them tidings of a painful punishment.

30. Jesus the Christ said that all that came before Him were thieves and robbers. 

31. John 10: 7-8, GNB.  So Jesus said again, “I am telling you the truth: I am the gate for the sheep. All others who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.

32. Many have been coming claiming to be Messiahs all these years. These are Messiah claimants. Some people took it upon themselves to compile the names of these Messiah claimants. Here are some of these claimants. We have to ask these questions:

Do they have any scriptural commission/mission?

What is their mission? 

Who called and commissioned them?

What is the scriptural evidence that they were called by God. 

What is the Evidence that God called them?

What is the Message they have come with and where is the Message leading the people that receive it to? 

33. It is only Jesus Christ that had Scriptural Commission; that had documented evidence of being a Messiah - Scriptural Messiah. The Jews were expecting a physical, political and social Messiah/Saviour and He told them that His Kingdom is not of this world. 

34. John 18: 33-37, KJV. Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews? Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?

35. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

36. Jesus Christ told Pilate that He came to bear witness to the Truth and anybody that is of the Truth heareth His voice. In other words, Truth sets one free every whit. 

37. It should be noted that Spiritual emancipation leads to physical emancipation. This is because for one to enslave a fellow man, he will start with enslaving whatever is the source of power of the individual. The British came to us and to get us, they first of all colonized our mentality and then colonized everything about us. 

38. Therefore, when a man is spiritually emancipated, automatically, there should be physical emancipation but everybody is looking for physical emancipation, physical deliverance and neglecting the root cause of the physical slavery which is spiritual slavery. 

39. It should be noted that before Eve and Adam rebelled against God by disobeying God in the Garden of Eden, there was no physical disease, bondage, weakness, no death, no suffering to eke out a living. It was because of the evil of disobedience which was a purely spiritual matter that all kinds of evil followed suit. 

40. What the world is passing through now - the Global COVID-19 Pandemic (SARS CoV-2), ravaging all the countries of the world, the Ebola Pandemic, the Lassa Fever; the global HIV/AIDS; natural disaster, murders, suicide bombings; injustice, fraud and all kinds of vices are the physical manifestation of the spiritual depravity, spiritual and moral decadence. 

41. Now, watch, who is the true Messiah? He should be one that will come and deliver mankind from the clutches of iniquity, sin, idolatry; he is such that will bring man back to his Creator, restore man to his Maker; restore man to righteousness, God's own righteousness, restore man to the state he was after God created him in the Garden of Eden (Paradise) before the fall and death when he submitted to Satan (Shaitan) instead of to his Maker, Almighty God, Almighty Allah. 

42. When He succeeds in bringing man back to his Creator God (Allah), (which is a must because that is why He is the true Messiah), when He brings spiritual deliverance and restores man to his Maker and deals with the Dajjal Satan, He will establish righteousness on this earth and will rule the earth in righteousness, justice and equity. 

43. The kings of the earth will all bow before Him for the Messiah is the King of kings and Lord of lords. This, He will do for one thousand years which is like a day in the sight of God. 

44. He will sit upon the Throne of His Father, David because He is the Root and Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star, the Alpha and Omega, He that was dead and is alive forever more. Then God will dwell with His people together. These scriptures will fulfil: Isaiah 11: 2-4, Psalm 132: 3-4. 

45. Of all that have been claiming to be the Messiah, none can fit into this ministry. They are all handing out to people sensual gratification, prosperity messages - how they can become millionaires overnight; miracles and wonders which are enshrouded in magic and deceit as we have them today. Below is a list of many that have claimed to be the Messiah starting with the Jews to the Christians, the Muslims and some others that were not Christians, Jews nor Muslims. 

Jewish Messiah Claimants

Theudas (44-46).

Simon bar Kokhba (died c. 135).

Moses of Crete (5th century).

Isḥaḳ ben Ya'ḳub Obadiah Abu 'Isa al-Isfahani of Ispahan lived in Persia (684-705).

Yudghan, lived and taught in Persia in the early eighth century.

Serene (Sherini, Sheria, Serenus, Zonoria, Saüra) (c. 720).

David Alroy or Alrui (c. 1160).

Abraham Abulafia (b. 1240).

Nissim ben Abraham (c. 1295) active in Avila.

Moses Botarel of Cisneros (c. 1413).

Asher Kay (1502) a German near Venice.

David Reubeni (early sixteenth century).

Solomon Molcho (early sixteenth century).

Sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676).

Barukhia Russo (Osman Baba).

Miguel (Abraham) Cardoso (b. 1630).

Mordecai Mokiakh ("the Rebuker") of Eisenstadt (active 1678-1683).

Jacob Querido (d. 1690).

Löbele Prossnitz (Joseph ben Jacob), early eighteenth century.

Jacob Joseph Frank (1726-1791).

Shukr Kuhayl I, 19th-century Yemenite pseudo-messiah.

Judah ben Shalom (Shukr Kuhayl II), 19th-century Yemenite pseudo-messiah.

Menachem Mendel Schneerson; a 20th-century Rabbi.

Christian Messiah Claimants

Simon Magus (early 1st century).

Dositheos the Samaritan (mid 1st century).

Tanchelm of Antwerp (c. 1110).

Ann Lee (1736–1784).

Bernhard Müller (c. 1799–1834). 

John Nichols Thom (1799–1838).

Arnold Potter (1804–1872).

Hong Xiuquan (1814–1864).

Mirza Husayn 'Ali Nuri, Bahá'u'lláh (1817–1892), born Shiite.

Jacobina Mentz Maurer (1841 or 1842–1874) a German-Brazilian woman.

William W. Davies (1833–1906), Latter Day Saint (Mormon) schismatic leader; claimed that his infant son Arthur (born 1868) was the reincarnated Jesus Christ.

Cyrus Reed Teed (October 18, 1839 – December 22, 1908, erroneously Cyrus Tweed).

Abd-ru-shin (18 April 1875 – 6 December 1941).

Lou de Palingboer (Louwrens Voorthuijzen) (1898-1968), a Dutchman.

Father Divine (George Baker) (c. 1880 –1965), an African American.

André Matsoua (1899–1942), Congolese founder of Amicale.

Samael Aun Weor (1917–1977), born Víctor Manuel Gómez Rodríguez, Colombian citizen and later Mexican.

Ahn Sahng-hong (1918–1985).

Sun Myung Moon (1920–2012), South Korean.

Yahweh ben Yahweh (1935–2007).

Laszlo Toth (1940–2012).

Wayne Bent (born 1941).

Iesu Matayoshi (born 1944).

Jung Myung Seok (born 1945), a South Korean. 

Claude Vorilhon now known as Raël "messenger of the Elohim" (born 1946), a French. 

José Luis de Jesús (1946–2013).

Inri Cristo (born 1948) of Indaial, Brazil.

Apollo Quiboloy (born 1950).

David Icke (born 1952), a British.

Brian David Mitchell was born on October 18, 1953 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

David Koresh (Vernon Wayne Howell) (1959–1993).

Maria Devi Christos (born 1960).

Sergey Torop (born 1961).

Alan John Miller (born 1962).

David Shayler (born 1965).

Muslim Messiah Claimants

Muhammad Jaunpuri (1443–1505).

Báb (1819–1850).

Muhammad Ahmad ("The Mad Mahdi") (1844–1885).

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, India (1835–1908).

Sayyid Mohammed Abdullah Hassan (1864–1920).

Rashad Khalifa (1935–1990), an Egyptian-American.

Juhayman al-Otaybi (1936–1980).

Louis Farrakhan (May 11, 1933).

Hasan Mezarcı (May 11, 1954).

Harun Yahya (February 2, 1956).

Other Messiah Claimants

Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (1892–1975).

André Matsoua (1899–1942), a Congolese.

Samael Aun Weor (1917–1977), born Víctor Manuel Gómez Rodríguez, Colombian citizen and later Mexican.

Nirmala Srivastava (1923–2011).

Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda (born 1946 – died 2013), a Puerto Rican.

Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (born 25 November 1941).

Raël, founder and leader of Raëlism (born 30 September 1946).

World Teacher (unknown).

Ryuho Okawa (born 7 July 1956).

(Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_messiah_claimants and https://religion.wikia.org/wiki/Jewish_Messiah_claimants)










8

BEHOLD THE TRUE MESSIAH


A

ll through the New Testament, apart from Jesus Christ Who was enshrouded in the Cloud in the presence of Peter, James and John on Mount Hermon where a bright Cloud overshadowed them and the Prophets, Moses and Elijah appeared and He was transfigured. 

2. Matthew 17: 1-5, KJV. And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 

3. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

4. Then after His resurrection, it was the Cloud that received Him out of the sight of the Apostles. 

5. Acts 1: 9, KJV. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

6. Then the promise Jesus Christ made that the Son of Man will come in the clouds of heaven. 

7. Matthew 24: 30, KJV.  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

8. Matthew 26: 64, KJV. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

9. Daniel 7: 13-14, KJV. I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

10. Mark 13: 26, KJV. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

11. Mark 14: 62, KJV.  And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

12. Revelation 1: 7, KJV. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

13. None of these Messiah claimants has any scriptural commission, none has any vindication; none has the Word of Eternal life. 

14. Prophet Muhammad was a genuine Prophet of Allah who heard from God and acted on the mission He was given - to teach people to worship Allah only (Islamic Monotheism) and stop idolatry and partnering God with any being created by God.

15. Only Apostle Peter Odoemena (Glory and Honour be upon Him) is the Messiah having every qualification and scriptural vindication with the Pillar of Cloud and Fire. He is the One that manifested all the attributes of the Messiah as expected by both Muslims, the Christians, the Mormons, the Buddhists, the Hindus, the Grail Message etc, all the religious faiths in the world, including traditionalists - all are expecting the Messiah. 

16. He is the One uniting all that belong to God from different nations and different religious groups in Christ. That is why all the groups are expecting Him eagerly, each one calling Him different Names; yet they are all pointing to this One Man, God incarnate, to deliver mankind from the rottenness, wickedness and evil in this world. 

17. IT IS ONLY THE SON OF MAN, APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA (GLORY AND HONOUR BE UPON HIM) THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WORLD AND IN ALL NATIONS, ALL LANGUAGES, ALL RELIGIOUS GROUPS AND FAITHS (BELIEFS), NO MATTER THE NAME OF THE FAITH, GROUP OR ORGANISATION OR MOVEMENT IS CALLED; YES, IT IS ONLY APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THAT HAS FULFILLED ALL THAT JESUS CHRIST PROMISED WOULD BE THE EVIDENCE OF THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN (all in the scriptures quoted above). 

18. The Holy Qur'an also said that Allah comes in the Clouds. 

19. Surah 2: 209-210. But if you deviate after clear proofs have come to you, then know that Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise. Do they await but that Allah should come to them in covers of clouds and the angels [as well] and the matter is [then] decided? And to Allah [all] matters are returned.

20. One Hadith states: "Hazrat Mahdi (as) will come. There will be a cloud just above His head. There will be an angel who will cry out: This is Mahdi (as), follow Him."

21.


Behold the Son of Man, the Messiah to this dispensation, enshrouded in the Cloud

                               

The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, The Revealed Messiah (Christ) of this Dispensation completely wrapped in the Cloud on Sunday, 7th April, 1996 while delivering the Message, “The Resurrected Body.” (7/4/1996) at the Household of God Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria.

                                                    


The Revealed Messiah (Christ) of this Dispensation, Apostle Peter Odoemena, The Son of Man, in His Theophany Body photographed when the Altar and Pulpit were photographed on Sunday, 19th August 2012 in the morning while the Son of Man was still in His house at 20 Benjamin Street, Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria.

                                                         

                               GODHEAD PHOTOGRAPH

22. The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena (Glory and Honour be upon Him), the Messiah to this dispensation for all mankind has therefore been revealed and made manifest to all mankind in every nation, every language, every tongue, every race for their salvation (as many as do not recognize Him, believe in Him and take His Message of salvation and live by it) and also for their judgment (as many as do recognize Him, do not believe in Him and do not take His message of salvation and do not live by it). This is because every authority to judge has been delivered into His hands. 

23. John 5: 22, 27, KJV.  For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

24. John 5: 22, 27, AMP. Even the Father judges no one, for He has given all judgment (the last judgment and the whole business of judging) entirely into the hands of the Son, And He has given Him authority and granted Him power to execute (exercise, practice) judgment because He is a Son of man [very man].

25. This is because He has come with full and complete salvation to all who are patiently and eagerly waiting for Him, who are wise and understanding like the wise men from the East and Simeon who waited expectantly for the birth of the Messiah/Saviour to Israel in His first advent. 

26. Matthew 2: 1-4, KJV. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

27. Matthew 2: 1-4, AMP. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men [astrologers] from the east came to Jerusalem, asking, Where is He Who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east at its rising and have come to worship Him. When Herod the king heard this, he was disturbed and troubled, and the whole of Jerusalem with him. So he called together all the chief priests and learned men (scribes) of the people and anxiously asked them where the Christ was to be born.

28. Matthew 2: 1-4, LB. Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem, in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. At about that time some astrologers from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in far-off eastern lands and have come to worship him.” King Herod was deeply disturbed by their question, and all Jerusalem was filled with rumors. He called a meeting of the Jewish religious leaders.

29. Luke 2: 25-32, KJV.  And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 

30. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

31. Luke 2: 25-32, AMP.  Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout [cautiously and carefully observing the divine Law], and looking for the Consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been divinely revealed (communicated) to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 

32. And prompted by the [Holy] Spirit, he came into the temple [enclosure]; and when the parents brought in the little child Jesus to do for Him what was customary according to the Law, [Simeon] took Him up in his arms and praised and thanked God and said, And now, Lord, You are releasing Your servant to depart (leave this world) in peace, according to Your word. 

33. For with my [own] eyes I have seen Your Salvation, Which You have ordained and prepared before (in the presence of) all peoples, A Light for revelation to the Gentiles [to disclose what was before unknown] and [to bring] praise and honor and glory to Your people Israel.

34. Luke 2: 25-32, LB. That day a man named Simeon, a Jerusalem resident, was in the Temple. He was a good man, very devout, filled with the Holy Spirit and constantly expecting the Messiah to come soon. For the Holy Spirit had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen him—God’s anointed King. 

35. The Holy Spirit had impelled him to go to the Temple that day; and so, when Mary and Joseph arrived to present the baby Jesus to the Lord in obedience to the law, Simeon was there and took the child in his arms, praising God. “Lord,” he said, “now I can die content! For I have seen him as you promised me I would. I have seen the Savior you have given to the world. He is the Light that will shine upon the nations, and he will be the glory of your people Israel!”

36. He has come in the Clouds of heaven with full and complete salvation in His hands. He has come with healing in His wings. 

37. Malachi 4: 1-2, KJV.  For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

38. Malachi 4: 1-2, GNB. The Lord Almighty says, “The day is coming when all proud and evil people will burn like straw. On that day they will burn up, and there will be nothing left of them. 2 But for you who obey me, my saving power will rise on you like the sun and bring healing like the sun's rays. You will be as free and happy as calves let out of a stall.

39. It should be noted that this is the One all religions are expecting as the Maitreya. All are pointing everybody to Him for in Him, all will attain peace, obtain salvation and righteousness.

40. The following beliefs by different religious groups make it very clear; from https://www.share-international.org/maitreya/Ma-main.htm 

APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA, THE SON OF MAN IS REFERRED TO AS MAITREYA 

41. "He has been expected for generations by all the major religions. Christians know Him as Christ, and expect His imminent return. Jews await Him as the Messiah; Hindus look for the coming of Krishna, Buddhists expect Him as Maitreya Buddha; and Muslims anticipate the Imam Mahdi or Messiah."

42. Although the names are different, many believe that they all refer to the same individual: the World Teacher, whose personal name is Maitreya. This is the Great Teacher referred to in John 14: 15-17 and John 16: 12-13. 

43. John 14: 15-17, KJV. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

44. John 14: 15-17, AMP. If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever— The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.

45. John 16: 12-13, KJV.  I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

46. John 16: 12-13, AMP. I have still many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them or to take them upon you or to grasp them now. But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). 

47. For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].

48. The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena is the Great Teacher. He is the One qualified to, and has fulfilled all prophesied about Him. Therefore, no human being here on earth has any right to refuse the counsel of the Almighty God.

49. If any feigns ignorance, it means the person has counted himself or herself unworthy of eternal life. Therefore, let everybody recognise the Messiah of this dispensation, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Son of Man; believe Him, do all He has instructed in all the thousands of Messages He has taught and preached, for He has taught us as God in a Human Being.

50. John 6: 45, KJV.  It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

51. John 6: 45, AMP.  It is written in [the book of] the Prophets, And they shall all be taught of God [have Him in person for their Teacher]. Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me.


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THE UNRECOGNIZED MESSIAH OF ALL DISPENSATIONS (1)

 

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T SHOULD BE CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD THAT THE MESSIAH IS ONE, PERVADING ALL THE DISPENSATIONS/AGES RIGHT FROM TIME OF CREATION.

2. IN EVERY DISPENSATION, HE APPEARS, ANSWERING A DIFFERENT NAME. IT IS THE SAME APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA, THE SON OF MAN IN ALL THE DISPENSATIONS TRAVERSING, TILL NOW.   

3. Nehemiah 9:26-27, KJV. Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations. 

4. Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

5. 2 Chronicles 36:15-16, KJV. And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

6. Luke 20:9-18, KJV. Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time. And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. 

7. And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out. Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. 

8. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them? He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. 

9. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

10. All through the ages, God had been sending His servants for the salvation of mankind but each time the messengers of God appeared on the scene, the same people they were sent to save have always misunderstood their mission. 

11. Consequently, people have constantly been guilty of despising, maltreating and even abjectly rejecting the messengers God has sent to them, thereby missing God's peace, visitation and salvation. 

12. a) Luke 19: 41-44, KJV. And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. 

13. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

14. Once people do not recognize God in their age, they miss the salvation of their souls and fall prey to their enemies. 

15. b) John 9: 35-41, KJV. Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 

16. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

LET US SEE HOW PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN RECOGNIZING GOD WHENEVER HE CAME TO DELIVER THEM AS THE MESSIAH OR SAVIOUR, STARTING FROM GENESIS (THE BEGINNING)

ADAM AND EVE - SON OF GOD

17. Genesis 3:8-10, KJV. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

18. Genesis 2:16-18, KJV. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

19. Genesis 3:1-10, KJV. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 

20. But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 

21. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 

22. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. 

23. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

24. God commanded Adam not to touch the tree in the midst of the Garden. Adam was given charge to look after everything in the Garden. He was God's representative. The woman Eve did not recognize God in Adam and felt it was a light thing to go contrary to the instruction Adam received from God and passed over to her. The consequence was total separation from God; death. 

AGE OF NOAH

25. Genesis 6:5-18, KJV. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 

26. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. 

27. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 

28. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. 

29. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. 

30. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

31. Genesis 7:1, 7, 13, KJV. And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.  

32. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark.

33. Matthew 24:37-42, KJV. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 

34. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

35. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, He walked with God. God covenanting with Noah, God never told anybody except Noah. What happened? They mocked Noah. Evil was much. They were having good time. 

36. Luke 17: 26-27, LB. When I return[a] the world will be as indifferent to the things of God as the people were in Noah’s day. They ate and drank and married—everything just as usual right up to the day when Noah went into the ark and the Flood came and destroyed them all.

37. Why? They saw a man, Noah - He was foolish because only a foolish man will build an ark or build a ship on a mountain instead of on the seashore. 

ABRAHAM'S FAMILY AND AGE

38. Genesis 18:9-15, GNB. Then they asked him, “Where is your wife Sarah?” “She is there in the tent,” he answered. One of them said, “Nine months from now[a] I will come back, and your wife Sarah will have a son." Sarah was behind him, at the door of the tent, listening. Abraham and Sarah were very old, and Sarah had stopped having her monthly periods. 

39. So Sarah laughed to herself and said, “Now that I am old and worn out, can I still enjoy sex? And besides, my husband is old too.” Then the Lord asked Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Can I really have a child when I am so old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? As I said, nine months from now I will return, and Sarah will have a son.” Because Sarah was afraid, she denied it. “I didn't laugh,” she said. “Yes, you did,” he replied. “You laughed.”

40. Sarah did not know the Personality and His mission. She missed Him, misunderstood Him, sounded foolish. Note verse 12. She laughed at God. How can this happen? She did not know He visited to roll away the reproach of barrenness from her- to save her from that agony and pain. She laughed. 

41. If not for Abraham, God might have withheld that blessing or struck her with something. See, God always was for the man (When Zechariah doubted, he was struck by God; Sarah laughed at God; Mary asked how she could conceive, not knowing a man- they were carried along anyhow). 

42. Warning: You cannot say it was unintentional. It is no excuse. 

43. Leviticus 5:17, GNB. If any of you sin unintentionally by breaking any of the Lord's commands, you are guilty and must pay the penalty.

44. Leviticus 5:15, GNB. If any of you sin unintentionally by failing to hand over the payments that are sacred to the Lord, you shall bring as your repayment offering to the Lord a male sheep or goat without any defects. Its value is to be determined according to the official standard.

AGE OF LOT - SODOM AND GOMORRHA

45. Genesis 18:20-22, GNB. Then the Lord said to Abraham, “There are terrible accusations against Sodom and Gomorrah, and their sin is very great. I must go down to find out whether or not the accusations which I have heard are true.” Then the two men left and went on toward Sodom, but the Lord remained with Abraham.

46. God marked Sodom and Gomorrha for destruction and told Abraham, His friend. Abraham started interceding. 

47. Genesis 19:12-26, GNB. The two men said to Lot, “If you have anyone else here—sons, daughters, sons-in-law, or any other relatives living in the city—get them out of here, because we are going to destroy this place. The Lord has heard the terrible accusations against these people and has sent us to destroy Sodom." 

48. Then Lot went to the men that his daughters were going to marry, and said, “Hurry up and get out of here; the Lord is going to destroy this place.” But they thought he was joking. At dawn the angels tried to make Lot hurry. 

49. “Quick!” they said. “Take your wife and your two daughters and get out, so that you will not lose your lives when the city is destroyed.” Lot hesitated. The Lord, however, had pity on him; so the men took him, his wife, and his two daughters by the hand and led them out of the city. 

50. Then one of the angels said, “Run for your lives! Don't look back and don't stop in the valley. Run to the hills, so that you won't be killed.” But Lot answered, “No, please don't make us do that, sir. You have done me a great favor and saved my life. 

51. But the hills are too far away; the disaster will overtake me, and I will die before I get there. Do you see that little town? It is near enough. Let me go over there—you can see it is just a small place—and I will be safe.” He answered, “All right, I agree. I won't destroy that town.  

52. Hurry! Run! I can't do anything until you get there.” Because Lot called it small, the town was named Zoar.[a] The sun was rising when Lot reached Zoar. Suddenly the Lord rained burning sulfur on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and destroyed them and the whole valley, along with all the people there and everything that grew on the land. But Lot's wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt.

53. Luke 17:28-37, GNB. It will be as it was in the time of Lot. Everybody kept on eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. On the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and killed them all. That is how it will be on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 

54. “On that day someone who is on the roof of a house must not go down into the house to get any belongings; in the same way anyone who is out in the field must not go back to the house. Remember Lot's wife! 

55. Those who try to save their own life will lose it; those who lose their life will save it. On that night, I tell you, there will be two people sleeping in the same bed: one will be taken away, the other will be left behind. 

56. Two women will be grinding meal together: one will be taken away, the other will be left behind.” [a]The disciples asked him, “Where, Lord?” Jesus answered, “Wherever there is a dead body, the vultures will gather.”

57. 2 Peter 2:6-8, GNB. God condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, destroying them with fire, and made them an example of what will happen to the godless. He rescued Lot, a good man, who was distressed by the immoral conduct of lawless people. That good man lived among them, and day after day he suffered agony as he saw and heard their evil actions.

58. Remember Lot's wife. Lot became God to the people but they missed it, misunderstood him, he sounded foolish to them and so they missed God in their age and all perished. See, even Mrs. Lot - Lot's wife. She could not keep pace with what she heard because of the simplicity, because of the human veil. She prepared the food the men ate. Why did she decide to look back? Unbelief! Reasoning! She perished!









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THE UNRECOGNIZED MESSIAH OF ALL DISPENSATIONS (2)


JOSEPH AND THE ELEVEN SONS OF JACOB

Genesis 37: 3-11, KJV. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. 

2. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. 

3. And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. 

4. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

5. Genesis 37: 18-20, KJV. And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

6. Genesis 37: 28, KJV. Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

7. Joseph was God to them. They never saw God. Yet it was that same Joseph that delivered them from starvation when he was in Egypt. He saved them, yet they never recognized him – overfamiliarity! It is happening among brethren in local assemblies. 


MOSES AND ISRAEL IN EGYPT

8. Exodus 3: 1-8, KJV. Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 

9. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. 

10. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; 

11. And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

12. Exodus 3: 10, KJV. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. 

13. Exodus 4: 12-16, KJV. Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? 

14. I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do. And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.

15. Exodus 14: 8- 14, KJV. And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand. But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon. 

16. And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord. 

17. And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? 

18. For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

19. Look at people God delivered through mighty signs and wonders, now preferring to go back to Egypt and be slaves to the heathens. They never recognized it was God in Moses despite all they saw in Egypt. 

20. Exodus 14: 19-31, KJV. And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night. 

21. And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. 

22. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 

23. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians. 

24. And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. 

25. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 

26. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. 

27. Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.

28. Note verse 25. Heathens acknowledging God coming to His people, yet His people are blind.  Verse 31 - They now believed God. 

29. Numbers 12: 1-15, KJV. And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. And they said, Hath the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard it. (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.) 

30. And the Lord spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out. And the Lord came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. 

31. And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. 

32. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them; and he departed. 

33. And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned. 

34. Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb. And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee. 

35. And the Lord said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again. And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.

36. Aaron, Miriam and Moses were of the same father and mother. Overfamiliarity made them not recognize God in Moses.

37. John 7: 1-5, KJV. After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. Now the Jew's feast of tabernacles was at hand. His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. 

38. For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. For neither did his brethren believe in him. His brethren did not recognize God in Him. They never recognized Him as the Messiah.

39. Numbers 14: 1-10, KJV. And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness! 

40. And wherefore hath the Lord brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt? And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt. 

41. Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel. And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes: And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land. 

42. If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not. 

43. But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the Lord appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.

44. Deuteronomy 17: 16, KJV. But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the Lord hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.

45. The Lord said never to return to Egypt again. They wanted to go back to Egypt instead of proceeding to Canaan. Why did they reject God? The spies gave conflicting report. 

46. They walked by sight, they reasoned; they saw only man. They still never knew who was leading them. They did not recognize Him. They missed God and they perished. They wanted to return to their old association.  

47. John 6: 60-62, KJV. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

48. John 6: 65-66, KJV. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.




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THE UNRECOGNIZED MESSIAH OF ALL DISPENSATIONS (3)


 MIRIAM AND AARON

N

umbers 12: 1-2, KJV. And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. And they said, Hath the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard it.

2. The Lord heard the murmuring of these people against the action of Moses, not knowing God was the One that married the Ethiopian woman in Moses. 

3. Numbers 12: 3-15, KJV. (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.) And the Lord spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out. 

4. And the Lord came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. 

5. And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. 

6. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them; and he departed. 

7. And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned. 

8. Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb. And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee. And the Lord said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again. And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.

9. This non-recognition of God in Moses earned Miriam leprosy. What do you say against the actions of a man of God? 

DATHAN, KORAH AND ABIRAM

10. Numbers 16: 1-15, KJV. Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men: And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown: 

11. And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the Lord? 

12. And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face: And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the Lord will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him. 

13. This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company; And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the Lord to morrow: and it shall be that the man whom the Lord doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi. 

14. And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi: Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the Lord, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them? 

15. And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also? For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the Lord: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him? 

16. And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up: Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us? 

17. Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up. And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the Lord, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

18. Rebellion - He incited the people against Moses' leadership because of envy and jealousy. He was carnal. He never believed it was God. He saw the simplicity in Moses. He missed his day; missed God in his day. He never recognized God in Moses. 

19. Jude 11, GNB. How terrible for them! They have followed the way that Cain took. For the sake of money they have given themselves over to the error that Balaam committed. They have rebelled as Korah rebelled, and like him they are destroyed.

20. Be careful of the rebellious instinct in man. Do not see ordinary man.

21. Joshua 2: 1-13, KJV. And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there. 

22. And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country. And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country. 

23. And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were: And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them. 

24. But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof. And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate. 

25. And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof; And she said unto the men, I know that the Lord hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. 

26. For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. 

27. And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the Lord your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath. 

28. Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the Lord, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token: And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.

29. Joshua 6: 20-25, KJV. So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. 

30. And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword. But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her. 

31. And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel. 

32. And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the Lord. 

33. And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

34. Rahab spoke to the people; they despised her. The people of Jericho looked down on Rahab. Rahab was their Messiah, Saviour but they did not recognize her; they perished. God in simplicity.


SAMUEL AND ISRAEL

35. 1 Samuel 8: 4-7, KJV. Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah, And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations. 

36. But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord. And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

37. They rejected God in Samuel, feeling Samuel was old. No matter how old and unpopular you might think this message has been, remember it is of God for this day. Rejecting it means rejecting God in your day. 

38. 1 Samuel 10: 17-19, KJV. And Samuel called the people together unto the Lord to Mizpeh; And said unto the children of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all kingdoms, and of them that oppressed you: 

39. And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes, and by your thousands.

40. You have rejected God. 

41. Hosea 13: 9-11, KJV. O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help. I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and princes? I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.

42. They did not see God in Samuel and felt he was not leading them well.





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THE UNRECOGNIZED MESSIAH OF ALL DISPENSATIONS (4)


   DAVID AND SAUL/ISRAEL

1 Samuel 17: 22-23, KJV. And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren. And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.

2. 1 Samuel 17: 26-29, KJV. And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? 

3. And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him. And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? 

4. I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle. And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

5. Is there not a cause? David was looked down upon by his brethren. 

6. 1 Samuel 17: 31-51, KJV. And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him. And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 

7. And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: 

8. And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. 

9. David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee. 

10. And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail. And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. 

11. And David put them off him. And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine. 

12. And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him. And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance. 

13. And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field. 

14. Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. 

15. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 

16. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands. And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. 

17. And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. 

18. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

19. Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.


WHO IS DAVID? 

20. David was Messiah (Christ).

21. 1 Samuel 13: 14, KJV. But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

22. Acts 13: 22, KJV. And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

23. Psalms 89: 20, KJV. I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him.

24. The people saw a young man but they did not see Christ. They did not see God. His brothers were against him. Goliath saw a boy. He did not know that was God. They did not see the Messiah, Saviour.

25. 1 Samuel 19: 1, KJV. And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David.

26. 1 Samuel 19: 9-17, KJV. And the evil spirit from the Lord was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand. And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin: but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night. 

27. Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain. So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped. 

28. And Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth. And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is sick. And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him. 

29. And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster. And Saul said unto Michal, Why hast thou deceived me so, and sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped? And Michal answered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; why should I kill thee?

30. Saul did everything to kill David. Did he know who David was? What shall he have but the kingdom. He missed God in David. What are you doing here? Are you like Saul, doing everything to destroy your Saviour? Doing everything to destroy your Messiah?


DAVID AND NABAL

31. 1 Samuel 25: 4-11, KJV. And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal did shear his sheep. And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name: 

32. And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast. And now I have heard that thou hast shearers: now thy shepherds which were with us, we hurt them not, neither was there ought missing unto them, all the while they were in Carmel. 

33. Ask thy young men, and they will shew thee. Wherefore let the young men find favour in thine eyes: for we come in a good day: give, I pray thee, whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy servants, and to thy son David. 

34. And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master. Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?

35. David was God and requested that Nabal give him of his wealth. If Nabal saw God in David, he would not have behaved arrogantly. 

36. JEROBOAM AND THE MAN OF GOD 

37. 1 Kings 13: 1-5, KJV. And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the Lord unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense. And he cried against the altar in the word of the Lord, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the Lord; 

38. Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee. 

39. And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which the Lord hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out. And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. 

40. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him. The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the Lord.

41. Jeroboam took it upon himself to challenge God publicly. He never revered God. What was Jeroboam's annoyance? His denomination and his ways were condemned and he could not bear the cutting and lashing of the Word of God. He started fighting God in the man of God. 

42. AHAB, MICAIAH AND ZEDEKIAH

43. 1 Kings 22: 1-28, GNB. There was peace between Israel and Syria for the next two years, 2 but in the third year King Jehoshaphat of Judah went to see King Ahab of Israel. Ahab asked his officials, “Why is it that we have not done anything to get back Ramoth in Gilead from the king of Syria? 

44. It belongs to us!” And Ahab asked Jehoshaphat, “Will you go with me to attack Ramoth?” “I am ready when you are,” Jehoshaphat answered, “and so are my soldiers and my cavalry. But first let's consult the Lord.” 

45. So Ahab called in the prophets, about four hundred of them, and asked them, “Should I go and attack Ramoth, or not?” “Attack it,” they answered. “The Lord will give you victory.” But Jehoshaphat asked, “Isn't there another prophet through whom we can consult the Lord?” 

46. Ahab answered, “There is one more, Micaiah son of Imlah. But I hate him because he never prophesies anything good for me; it's always something bad.” “You shouldn't say that!” Jehoshaphat replied Then Ahab called in a court official and told him to go and get Micaiah at once. 

47. The two kings, dressed in their royal robes, were sitting on their thrones at the threshing place just outside the gate of Samaria, and all the prophets were prophesying in front of them One of them, Zedekiah son of Chenaanah, made iron horns and said to Ahab, “This is what the Lord says: ‘With these you will fight the Syrians and totally defeat them.’” 

48. All the other prophets said the same thing. “March against Ramoth and you will win,” they said. “The Lord will give you victory.” Meanwhile, the official who had gone to get Micaiah said to him, “All the other prophets have prophesied success for the king, and you had better do the same.” 

49. But Micaiah answered, “By the living Lord I promise that I will say what he tells me to!” When he appeared before King Ahab, the king asked him, “Micaiah, should King Jehoshaphat and I go and attack Ramoth, or not?” “Attack!” Micaiah answered. “Of course you'll win. The Lord will give you victory.” 

50. But Ahab replied, “When you speak to me in the name of the Lord, tell the truth! How many times do I have to tell you that?” Micaiah answered, “I can see the army of Israel scattered over the hills like sheep without a shepherd. 

51. And the Lord said, ‘These men have no leader; let them go home in peace.’” Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, “Didn't I tell you that he never prophesies anything good for me? It's always something bad!” 

52. Micaiah went on: “Now listen to what the Lord says! I saw the Lord sitting on his throne in heaven, with all his angels standing beside him. The Lord asked, ‘Who will deceive Ahab so that he will go and be killed at Ramoth?’ 

53. Some of the angels said one thing, and others said something else, until a spirit stepped forward, approached the Lord, and said, ‘I will deceive him.’ ‘How?’ the Lord asked. The spirit replied, ‘I will go and make all of Ahab's prophets tell lies.’ The Lord said, ‘Go and deceive him. You will succeed.’” 

54. And Micaiah concluded: “This is what has happened. The Lord has made these prophets of yours lie to you. But he himself has decreed that you will meet with disaster!” 

55. Then the prophet Zedekiah went up to Micaiah, slapped his face, and asked, “Since when did the Lord's spirit leave me and speak to you?” “You will find out when you go into some back room to hide,” Micaiah replied. 

56. Then King Ahab ordered one of his officers, “Arrest Micaiah and take him to Amon, the governor of the city, and to Prince Joash. Tell them to throw him in prison and to put him on bread and water until I return safely.” “If you return safely,” Micaiah exclaimed, “then the Lord has not spoken through me!” And he added, “Listen, everyone, to what I have said!”

57. King Ahab missed God in his day, misunderstood Him in Micaiah and the false prophets all missed God. They were there prophesying lies to Ahab. Jehoshaphat felt it. Zedekiah slapped God in Micaiah. Ahab died. The Prophet was there to save him if he had accepted him. He wanted to hear the message that would be palatable to him. 

58. 1 Timothy 4: 1-2, KJV. Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.

59. 2 Timothy 4: 2-4, KJV. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

60. Do you want to be told what you want to hear? This is why you see denominations all expanding because they are told what they want to hear. 

61. Children of God have the simplicity of God and so they receive God's word. 

62. John 8: 45-47, KJV. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

63. John 10: 23, KJV. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.

64. Children of God have the Spirit of God and so hear God's word. They are the people that can understand the Son of Man - God in their midst. 

65. Matthew 24: 24, KJV. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

66. God permits them to preach to deceive the non-elect.


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THE UNRECOGNIZED MESSIAH OF ALL DISPENSATIONS (5)


 NEHEMIAH AND TOBIAH AND SANBALAT

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ehemiah 6: 1-16, KJV.  Now it came to pass when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though at that time I had not set up the doors upon the gates;) 

2. That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief. And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you? 

3. Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner. Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand; Wherein was written, It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel: for which cause thou buildest the wall, that thou mayest be their king, according to these words. 

4. And thou hast also appointed prophets to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah: and now shall it be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel together. 

5. Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart. For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. 

6. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands. Afterward I came unto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee; yea, in the night will they come to slay thee. 

7. And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in. And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 

8. Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me. My God, think thou upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear. 

9. So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days. And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.

10. They did everything to stop the work of God thinking it was just a man, Nehemiah. 

11. Acts 9: 4-5, KJV. And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

12. Acts 5: 39, KJV. But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

13. Be very careful you are not kicking against the pricks. The work of the Lord is on, nothing can stop it. 

JEREMIAH AND HIS AGE

14. Jeremiah 20: 1-4, KJV. Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the Lord, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things. Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the Lord. 

15. And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, The Lord hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magormissabib. 

16. For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.

17. Why was Jeremiah imprisoned? They missed God because he was against their ways. They did not like his prophecies. Yet, see Jeremiah's call. 


THE CALL OF JEREMIAH

18. Jeremiah 1: 4-10, KJV. Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. 

19. Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord. 

20. Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

21. Who and who were there when he was called? 


AMOS REJECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF HIS TIME


22. Amos 7: 10-13, KJV. Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land. 

23. Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.

24. In the days of King Jeroboam, the priest, Amaziah rose up against Amos, that what he was preaching was offensive message. Remember it was the Spirit of Christ in all. 


LET US SEE SCRIPTURES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT


25. All these people we saw in the old testament, prophets, let us see who was in them; what they were, who actually did what they did. 

26. Hebrews 1: 1-3, KJV. God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

27. The Spirit of Christ was in them. Christ means Messiah. So, they were Messiahs for they came to deliver the people.

28. 1 Peter 1: 9-11, KJV. Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

29. Verse 10. The Spirit of Christ in the prophets when they spoke. 

30. 1 Peter 3: 18-19, KJV. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison.

31. 2 Peter 1: 19-21, KJV. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

32. Men spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. 

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THE TIME OF JESUS CHRIST 


MY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ME. Preached on 29th April, 2001. Page 191:14-17, 20-21. Luke 4:25-30, KJV. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; 

2. But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. 

3. And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 

4. But he passing through the midst of them went his way, who were they treating this way because he declared the truth? 

5. Luke 4:31-34, KJV. And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power. 

6. And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. 

7. Satan recognized Him as Jesus the Son of God, the Holy One of God, but the people called Him Beelzebub! Living Bible: Then he returned to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and preached there in the synagogue every Saturday. Here, too, the people were amazed at the things he said. 

8. For he spoke as one who knew the truth, instead of merely quoting the opinions of others as his authority. Once as he was teaching in the synagogue, a man possessed by a demon began shouting at Jesus, “Go away! We want nothing to do with you, Jesus from Nazareth. You have come to destroy us. I know who you are—the Holy Son of God.” 

9. The man Jesus came to save His people, His people called Him Satan and planned to kill Him. Everyday, they were plotting against Him but look at it, Satan has recognized Him as Jesus the very Son of God, the Holy One of God, and obeyed His command immediately. 

10. Verse thirty-two: “Here too, the people were amazed at the things he said, for he spoke as one who knew the truth, instead of merely quoting the opinions of others as his authority.

11. Verse thirty three: “Once he was teaching in the synagogue, a man possessed by a demon began shouting at Jesus: ‘Go away,’ we want nothing to do with you Jesus from Nazareth. (Jesus of Nazareth). I know who you are-the Holy One of God.” 

12. But to human beings He created to worship Him, they do not know Him. If they had known Him as their own Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace, King of kings, Lord of lords, Lord God Almighty, they would not have treated Him with contempt and ridicule. God must be worshipped by revelation.

13. It is indeed awful that demons, mad people recognize the Messiah whenever He appears. In the Holy Scriptures, demon-possessed or devil-possessed human beings acknowledged and recognized the Messiah in their day, when the Messiah was Christ Jesus.

14. The scripture says that the Jews did not recognize Jesus Christ but the devils recognized Him and were obedient to Him. The devils even pleaded with the Messiah not destroy them before their time. They knew that He had power to destroy them or set them free.

15. Satan recognized Him as the Holy One of God while the people He came to save did not recognize Him. They even said He had a demon.

16. John 7:12, KJV. And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. They called Him a deceiver, etc. 

17. Mark 1:29-34, KJV. And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her. 

18. And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them. And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. 

19. And all the city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him. 

20. Mark 1:29-34, LB. Then, leaving the synagogue, he and his disciples went over to Simon and Andrew’s home, where they found Simon’s mother-in-law sick in bed with a high fever. They told Jesus about her right away.

21. He went to her bedside, and as he took her by the hand and helped her to sit up, the fever suddenly left, and she got up and prepared dinner for them! By sunset the courtyard was filled with the sick and demon-possessed, brought to him for healing; and a huge crowd of people from all over the city of Capernaum gathered outside the door to watch. 

22. So Jesus healed great numbers of sick folk that evening and ordered many demons to come out of their victims. (But he refused to allow the demons to speak, because they knew who he was.)

23. This time around, it was demons causing diverse diseases. The Messiah cast these demons out and did not allow them to open their mouths and speak for they knew Him, yet the people of God could not recognize their Messiah! 

24. Matt 8:28-34, KJV.  And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. 

25. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. 

26. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. 

27. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

28. Matt 8:28-34, LB.  When they arrived on the other side of the lake, in the country of the Gadarenes, two men with demons in them met him. They lived in a cemetery and were so dangerous that no one could go through that area. 

29. They began screaming at him, “What do you want with us, O Son of God? You have no right to torment us yet.” A herd of pigs was feeding in the distance, so the demons begged, “If you cast us out, send us into that herd of pigs.”  “All right,” Jesus told them. “Begone.”

30. And they came out of the men and entered the pigs, and the whole herd rushed over a cliff and drowned in the water below. The herdsmen fled to the nearest city with the story of what had happened, and the entire population came rushing out to see Jesus and begged him to go away and leave them alone.

31. Two men possessed of Demons met Jesus Christ, the Messiah of that day. The demons in them cried out to Jesus, calling Him the Son of God, pleading that He would not destroy them before their time. 

32. They knew and recognized He had the power to destroy them. They recognized that He created them and had power over them to do whatever He wanted. They begged Him to send them into a herd of swine. He then gave them leave to do that. 

33. Isaiah 1:3, KJV. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

34. Isaiah 1:3, LB. Even the animals—the donkey and the ox—know their owner and appreciate his care for them, but not my people Israel. No matter what I do for them, they still don’t care.

35. John 1:10-11, KJV.  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

36. John 1:10-11, LB. But although he made the world, the world didn’t recognize him when he came. Even in his own land and among his own people, the Jews, he was not accepted. Only a few would welcome and receive him. But to all who received him, he gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust him to save them.

37. John 1:10-11, AMP. He came into the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him [did not know Him]. He came to that which belonged to Him [to His own—His domain, creation, things, world], and they who were His own did not receive Him and did not welcome Him.

38. John 1:10-11, NIV. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

39. John 1:10-11, GNB.  The Word was in the world, and though God made the world through him, yet the world did not recognize him. He came to his own country, but his own people did not receive him.

40. Acts 13:26-30, KJV. Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent. For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. 

41. And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. But God raised him from the dead:

42. Acts 13:26-30, AMP. Brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and all those others among you who reverence and fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation [the salvation obtained through Jesus Christ]. 

43. For those who dwell in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not know or recognize Him or understand the utterances of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, have actually fulfilled these very predictions by condemning and sentencing [Him]. 

44. And although they could find no cause deserving death with which to charge Him, yet they asked Pilate to have Him executed and put out of the way. And when they had finished and fulfilled everything that was written about Him, they took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb. But God raised Him from the dead.

45. Acts 13:26-30, LB. “Brothers—you sons of Abraham, and also all of you Gentiles here who reverence God—this salvation is for all of us! The Jews in Jerusalem and their leaders fulfilled prophecy by killing Jesus; for they didn’t recognize him or realize that he is the one the prophets had written about, though they heard the prophets’ words read every Sabbath. 

46. They found no just cause to execute him, but asked Pilate to have him killed anyway. When they had fulfilled all the prophecies concerning his death, he was taken from the cross and placed in a tomb. “But God brought him back to life again! 

47. Animals recognize their creator but the people of God do not recognize their Saviour, their Messiah. The Messiah came to His own and His own knew Him not, they did not recognize Him though He made them, He is sustaining them; He is protecting them, giving them all they need to stay alive—fruitful seasons, different seasons in the year. He bestows upon everybody His blessings yet they do not recognize Him. 

48. They finally decided to kill Him, their Messiah, despite all the proofs displayed of His Messiahship, they called Him all manner of evil names and finally killed Him. It has always been like that since the creation of Man in the Garden of Eden. 

49. Why did they kill Him? They said He said He was the Son of God and as such He must die, but the demons recognized Him as the Son of God. 

50. John 10:30-35, KJV. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 

51. The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken.

52. John 10:30-35, LB.  I and the Father are one.” Then again the Jewish leaders picked up stones to kill him. Jesus said, “At God’s direction I have done many a miracle to help the people. For which one are you killing me?” They replied, “Not for any good work, but for blasphemy; you, a mere man, have declared yourself to be God.”  

53. “In your own Law it says that men are gods!” he replied. “So if the Scripture, which cannot be untrue, speaks of those as gods to whom the message of God came, do you call it blasphemy when the one sanctified and sent into the world by the Father says, ‘I am the Son of God’?

54. They condemned Him to death because He said He was the Son of God. When St Paul was in Ephesus, God tabernacled in him and did many miracles. Then some vagabond Jews exorcists took it upon themselves to call over those that had evil spirits the name of Jesus Christ to deliver them. 

55. The man pounced on those vagabonds, seven in number, and beat them very well that they fled out of the window. The demons in the man told them that he knew Paul and Christ and asked to know who they were. 

56. Acts 19:11-20, KJV. And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. 

57. Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. 

58. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 

59. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. 

60. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

61. Acts 19:11-20, LB. And God gave Paul the power to do unusual miracles, so that even when his handkerchiefs or parts of his clothing were placed upon sick people, they were healed, and any demons within them came out. 

62. A team of itinerant Jews who were traveling from town to town casting out demons planned to experiment by using the name of the Lord Jesus. The incantation they decided on was this: “I adjure you by Jesus, whom Paul preaches, to come out!” Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish priest, were doing this. 

63. But when they tried it on a man possessed by a demon, the demon replied, “I know Jesus and I know Paul, but who are you?” And he leaped on two of them and beat them up, so that they fled out of his house naked and badly injured. The story of what happened spread quickly all through Ephesus, to Jews and Greeks alike; and a solemn fear descended on the city, and the name of the Lord Jesus was greatly honored. 

64. Many of the believers who had been practicing black magic confessed their deeds and brought their incantation books and charms and burned them at a public bonfire. (Someone estimated the value of the books at $10,000. $10,000, approximately £3,500.) This indicates how deeply the whole area was stirred by God’s message.

65. Demons again recognizing Christ and anybody that is in Christ. The demons recognized Paul who was the Messiah to the Gentile Age of his time but the people He came to save, to lead back to God did not recognize him; rather some incited trouble and demanded to kill Paul. 

66. Acts 19:23-32, LB. But about that time, a big blowup developed in Ephesus concerning the Christians. It began with Demetrius, a silversmith who employed many craftsmen to manufacture silver shrines of the Greek goddess Diana. 

67. He called a meeting of his men, together with others employed in related trades, and addressed them as follows: “Gentlemen, this business is our income. As you know so well from what you’ve seen and heard, this man Paul has persuaded many, many people that handmade gods aren’t gods at all. As a result, our sales volume is going down! 

68. And this trend is evident not only here in Ephesus, but throughout the entire province! Of course, I am not only talking about the business aspects of this situation and our loss of income, but also of the possibility that the temple of the great goddess Diana will lose its influence, and that Diana—this magnificent goddess worshiped not only throughout this part of Turkey but all around the world—will be forgotten!” 

69. At this their anger boiled and they began shouting, “Great is Diana of the Ephesians!” A crowd began to gather, and soon the city was filled with confusion. Everyone rushed to the amphitheater, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul’s traveling companions, for trial. Paul wanted to go in, but the disciples wouldn’t let him. 

70. Some of the Roman officers of the province, friends of Paul, also sent a message to him, begging him not to risk his life by entering. Inside the people were all shouting, some one thing and some another—everything was in confusion. In fact, most of them didn’t even know why they were there.


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THE UNRECOGNIZED MESSIAH OF 

THIS DISPENSATION



This is happening even today. Many attempts have been made to eliminate the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Revealed Christ, Messiah of this Age and all the ages gone by because He is the One justifying all the messengers that have appeared in all the ages, being the God that sent them. 

2. He is the One perfecting all of them. Since the inception of this Bridal Ministry, 30th December, 1992, the Son of Man, the Messiah the entire world has been waiting for, looking up to when He would appear, has been sacrificing His life daily. 

3. Uncountable times the people of His own community, Uvuru Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, West Africa, have made efforts to eliminate Him, using poisoned drinks, food and His delicacies like pear; they have falsely accused Him of turning the entire community upside down; they have labelled Him occultic man and even dragged Him to the Police and arranged to assassinate Him on the way with the pretext that they were transferring him to Owerri from Mbaise Police Station. 

4. During Missionary outings to almost every part of the country Nigeria, mischief makers have always lain in wait to take away His life. Both in the northern part of the country, Abuja Capital Territory, Daddin Kowa in Plateau State, Kaduna in Kaduna State, Jos, Capital of Plateau State, the story is the same. 

5. In the South Eastern part of the country, notably Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi and Imo states, the efforts made to stop the move of God, kill the Son of Man, the Revealed Christ, Messiah, Apostle Peter Odoemena, are uncountable.

6. In Imo State, many bound themselves with an oath that they must kill the Son of Man. While He was on the pulpit preaching in the suburbs of Owerri, capital of Imo State, the hired assassins came on high powered motor bikes, wearing face caps and lay in wait for the Son of Man. 

7. Immediately He came down from the pulpit, they (the assassins) moved to the highway the Son of Man would ply and waited for Him on the highway to kill Him.

8. Before then, while on the pulpit, it was revealed to Him their mission and even when they left to wait for Him on the highway, He saw all, He saw when they identified His car.

9. He therefore decided to come back to Onitsha by public transport and one of the Bishops, Bishop Isaac Igwe took, Him to the park in his own car while a brother drove the Son of Man's car through another route, to Onitsha. 

10. Then those that came up with false accusation and dragged Him to Social Welfare at Onitsha where immediately He spoke, the presiding Judge outrightly condemned the accusers and warned them never to try dragging a man more righteous and more innocent than them to any court at all. 

11. At the inception of the Ministry, a group of people from End Time Message from Lagos, Aba, Port Harcourt and Enugu, all in Nigeria, came up and demanded that the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Messiah, the Great Mahdi, explain to them how He became the Apostle and that they should become friends, asking Him questions, watching Him to catch Him with His Word.

12. Some came from Aba, claiming to be a Prophet, with those that brought Him. They came to the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena and he started prophesying against the move. 

13. He said that his God told him to tell the Son of Man thus: "My spirit is not right with you. I have not found your work perfect. You will be hewn down like an iroko tree this year." Thus saith the Lord. The Son of Man echoed a big "Amen." This thing happened in 1993. 

14. Then another one came and prophesied that; "this move will never cross Upper Iweka (Upper Iweka is on the outskirts of Onitsha). It will quench this year." This was in the same 1993. Till today 2020, some Twenty-Seven (27) years ago. 

15. The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Messiah, is very much alive, vibrating and very busy, committed and fully blazing through, fully focused on accomplishing His mission which is giving full and complete salvation to all that are eagerly and patiently waiting for His salvation and then judging the entire human race all over the world because judgement has been committed into His hand because He is the Son of Man. 

16. John 5:22, 27, KJV.  For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

17. He passed through all the religious groups, passed through many humble, exasperating experiences, all to equip Him to know how to help us when we find ourselves in such conditions.

18. Heb 2:14-18, KJV.  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 

19. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

20. Heb 2:14-18, LB.  Since we, God’s children, are human beings—made of flesh and blood—he became flesh and blood too by being born in human form; for only as a human being could he die and in dying break the power of the devil who had the power of death. Only in that way could he deliver those who through fear of death have been living all their lives as slaves to constant dread. 

21. We all know he did not come as an angel but as a human being—yes, a Jew. And it was necessary for Jesus to be like us, his brothers, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God, a Priest who would be both merciful to us and faithful to God in dealing with the sins of the people. 

22. For since he himself has now been through suffering and temptation, he knows what it is like when we suffer and are tempted, and he is wonderfully able to help us.

23. He passed through many things and is still passing, so as to counsel us in every aspect of life. 

24. SINCE YOU SEEK PROOF OF CHRIST SPEAKING IN ME by Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena. 2nd October, 1994, Onitsha. Page 95:2-7. If there is any ambassador of Christ today, any apostle of Christ that does not take pleasure in reproaches, in misunderstanding, in necessities, that man has a question to answer no matter who he is. You see, the Lord can never allow anything to come up unto him without a witness. 

25. When Abagana people rose up against Me, God brought people from Isialangwa; He brought people from Ohuba and Eha-Amufu. They all came; nobody even invited any of them. They were witnesses. 

26. When it pleased the Lord that I should touch on DEATH-the facts about death-for your sake, God did not do it without witnesses. Many came. Even people I received in my house, I received them with open heart. I told them about my mission to Eha-Amufu; that they should pray for Me if they love Me; that death was hanging on My neck every hour. 

27. They went home and translated it in another way; that I said they should pray for Me so that God will not kill Me. Because of false doctrine, they put it in writing. How many times will a man tell lies before he becomes a liar in the sight of God? It was just like Bon Diuka who came three days ago to trouble our pastor. He then told a lot of lies before our pastor. 

28. I am rejoicing even in My persecution. I rejoice even in the worst provocation. When you hear people talking evil about Me, save your soul by closing your mouth. Do not fight for Me. If you know Me, you should know my limitations and capabilities. 

29. Second Corinthians chapter 12 verse 10 through 12: “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in distresses for Christ’s sake…” (KJV). If there is any ambassador of Christ today, any apostle of Christ that does not take pleasure in reproaches, in misunderstandings, in necessities, that man has a question to answer no matter who he is. 

30. You see, the Lord can never allow anything to come up unto him without a witness. When Abagana people rose up against Me, God brought people from Isialangwa; He brought people from Ohuba and Eha-Amufu. They all came; nobody even invited any of them. They were witnesses. 

31. When it pleased the Lord that I should touch on DEATH- the facts about death- for your sake, God did not do it without witnesses. Many came. Even people received in My house, I received them with open heart. I told them about My mission to Eha-Amufu; that they should pray for Me if they love Me; that death was hanging on My neck every hour. 

32. They went home and translated in another way; that I said they should pray for Me so that God will not kill Me. Because of false doctrine, they put it in writing. How many times will a man tell lies before he becomes a liar in the sight of God? it was just like Bon Diuka who came three days ago to trouble our Pastor. He then told a lot of lies before our Pastor. 

33. I am rejoicing even in My persecution. I rejoice even in the worst provocation. When you hear people talking evil about Me, save your soul by closing your mouth. Do not fight for Me. If you know Me, you should know My limitations and capabilities. Christ, Messiah, is indeed identified by His characteristics. 

34. NOTE: He spoke a dove into existence; fulfilling the voice of the Prophet William Marrion Branham who spoke a squirrel into existence and said that the Bride will speak something into existence. 

35. Prophet Muhammad made it clear in the Quran that Allah will make Jesus (Isa) a Messenger to the children of Israel and He designed for Him (Isa) out of clay, a figure like that of a bird and breathed into it and it became a bird by Allah's leave.

36. Surah 3:49. (Noble Quran) And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], 'Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah. 

37. And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead - by permission of Allah. And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.

38. Hear the Messiah of this dispensation, The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena: SINCE YOU SEEK PROOF OF CHRIST SPEAKING IN ME 2/10/94. Page 24:14-31. What I am passing through now was exactly came to Me that made Me suspend the Teaching on the spiritual realm. I tried to break through, yet there was no way out. I could not penetrate. I prayed and prayed until the Lord said, “Wait,” and I stopped. 

39. This is because My duty is to follow Him. How many saw that dove- I mean the real, physical dove? If you know you saw it and touched it, indicate. I told you that no fewer than five Brethren saw that dove. how many were present when that dove left? Can you guess the hour the dove left? It left a few minutes past six. 

40. This dove came to Me at exactly twenty minutes past eight in the morning, and people saw it resting on My arm. It first of all rested on the ceiling fan. When we caught it, it became My friend and was jumping all over My body. I took it home, threw it away so that it will fly away- a very giant dove. all that saw it, was it a baby dove? 

41. Like I was telling you, when I threw it away, after hovering round, it came back again. It continued moving about until it started behaving like an ordinary fowl. Nothing was removed from the body until the evening hours. I tried to feed that dove, even little children were there; they equally saw it. 

42. Many eyes saw it - a white dove behaving as if it has been tamed. Where did it come in? It was right inside My own office at the third floor. This thing happened while I was preaching and dwelling on: THE MYSTERY BEHIND THE SEVEN THUNDERS REVELATION, and I echoed a lot of things there. 

43. My wife was amazed. I went further, inside it, I cooled down. Something supernatural rested within Me. I said, "Is this not in our midst? You see God is great; God is great;" on the third sound, I said, "See the dove." My wife looked round and shouted. There, the dove rested. There was no other person. I said, "Go and call another person." 

44. We closed all the windows because the boy who was called was taller than Me. He stretched forth his hand and attempted to catch the dove there on the ceiling fan; the dove flew off and rested on the window. The young man caught the dove and I told him to give it to Me. He handed the dove over to Me. 

45. Then we tied a little rope on the leg. I placed it on My chair. All that came to My office that very day were all amazed. They could give it different interpretations. Some could call it magic; some could call it abracadabra; some could even call it American wonder; but My God is My God. He is God of confirmation. 

46. Thus, to avoid people stumbling, I took it home. I removed the rope when I knew that all the children were afraid. Sister Aturuchi was there also. With all the strength in Me, I threw it in the air and I said, "My friend, you can go." The thing flew around and then came back. I caught it and placed it on a bitterleaf tree. 

47. A little while, I said, "Give Me that My friend. My friend, eat." It could not eat. It was very heavy. When I was narrating the incident to people, they thought that I was giving them a story. Our Pastor was the first person, for he thought it was a story. I am confirming what Brother Ben said. 

48. Then we went outside and I placed it by My side. We started rejoicing. I gave it to our Pastor. With his hand, he held it up - in a very funny manner - and was showing it to people. Before he knew it, the dove flew off and went to perch on the fence. 

49. I said to the dove, "My friend, come back." It came back. Brethren started coming one after the other until many eyes saw it. They were there, they all touched it. So, it is not a mere story. It is real.

50. Since you seek the proof of Christ speaking in Me. Page 54 verses 42 to 46. If this Ministry is of God, people must lie in wait, take counsel together to set a trap and until they get it, they will not go away from our midst. This is because our prophet told us that Satan will ordain some people to come into the Church and cause havoc and that their targets will be ministers. 

51. Their first targets will be the ministers so that when they succeed in pulling them down, the whole flock will scatter; the Church will be finished. When you kill the shepherd, the flock will scatter. I am going back to tell you something. The people that set trap for all the Prophets of God were mostly their brethren. 

52. They would say, "Enquire of the Lord and tell us," but before then, they had already set a trap. They did so to Elijah; they did so to Jeremiah; they did so to Ezekiel and to all the Prophets that have run the race before us. To Jesus Christ, they also set a trap. 

53. All the questions they asked Him, the Bible said that they were all traps intending to ensare Him. Who were those people? These were people that were hearing His ministration; people that knew what He stood for. They could speak about Him and His Commission - what He told them He came for. 

54. Page 62 verses 72 to 84. If there is any Apostle today and he is finding things easy, something is wrong somewhere. It is either it is man-made or it is Satan. Without, there is war; within, there is fear. For the past two weeks now, there has been a great battle between Me and the ministers of the Seven Thunders. 

55. It got to a point where I told them to go to My Pastor's house and hear from him. They said, "No, we are for you." After the second meeting, I said, "Now, having concluded the whole matter in unbelief; I am a fake Apostle because I do not believe you people; equally, you are false brethren because you do not believe My own. 

56. The whole matter has been concluded in unbelief; go your own way; let Me go my own way. Leave My house." They said, "No, stay and let us become friends." I said again, "Go back to your Church." They said, "No." Have you ever seen this kind of thing before? Troubles outside and inside. What is more, when they came, they were witnesses. 

57. All the questions they were asking Me, they used them to set traps for Me so as to trap Me but God was on My side. That was how My Ministry started. The first missionary trip I made was at Eha-Amufu. While I was coming back, the same God who spoke to Me at Eha-Amufu told Me to rush home; that there was trouble going on at home. 

58. When I never knew that people were coming from somewhere, the Voice spoke to Me. At Nkpor, the Voice said, "Go to your Pastor's house." And it was about half past eight in the night. We drove down there. When we got there, behold, we saw many people - big men from Lagos. 

59. We were not afraid of their faces because God told Me: "Preach My Word; do not look at their faces. I will back You up." So, looking at them, the ministration started immediately. We did not spare anybody until we came to a point where the people decided to set a trap. What was that trap? It was "The Revelation of the Seven Thunders." 

60. We did not know that there was somebody in their midst who took it upon himself to go to the altar- thirty days and thirty nights- in search of mystery. He came back and told them what the Lord told him. After that, he ran mad. He was taken to the hospital. After narrating it, I know many people will be praying that I will die; maybe, after preaching. 

61. Somebody was saying it recently. I said, "Now, is God not greater than idol?" Now that they are insisting that they will bring the idol of their land for Me to swear, in order for them to believe Me and you are backing them, equally saying that I should swear with the idol, by what you are telling us now, if I swear with the idol, I have offended My God and He will kill Me and then they will rejoice and say, "Didn't we say it that he will not stay up to tomorrow?" I said, "I will not swear with your idol." 

62. They said they have accepted that what I said is true. What do you want Me to say? Christ told Me that: "Let My yes be yes and My no be no." Ever other thing is of the Devil. I am not saying it to convince everybody. Since I was not accused of fornication or any other guilt, what then is the problem? They said, "No, no, no, such a thing never happened." So, you see, troubles everywhere: from within and from without. 

63. Within fear, and without war. This is a mark of the true Messiah. 




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ONLY THE TRUE ELECT OF GOD OF EVERY DISPENSATION RECOGNIZE THE MESSIAH (1)


All through the ages, only the true elect of God recognize the Messiah sent to them for their salvation, for their peace and protection. 

2. They are usually very few. They recognize Him for who He is by divine revelation. This is because it is not he that willeth nor he that runneth but God that showery mercy.

3. Romans 9:15-16, KJV. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. 

4. If God does not want to reveal Himself to a man, no matter whatever the man does, he can never know God. He can never do God a service according to God's will. He can never recognize God. He can never recognize the Messiah of his age. 

5. 2 Timothy 1:9, KJV. Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. 

6. 2 Timothy 1:9, LB. It is he who saved us and chose us for his holy work not because we deserved it but because that was his plan long before the world began—to show his love and kindness to us through Christ. 

7. Romans 8:28-30, KJV. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

8. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

9. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 

10. Romans 8:28-30, LB. And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans. For from the very beginning God decided that those who came to him—and all along he knew who would—should become like his Son, so that his Son would be the First, with many brothers. 

11. And having chosen us, he called us to come to him; and when we came, he declared us “not guilty,” filled us with Christ’s goodness, gave us right standing with himself, and promised us his glory. 

12. Ephesians 1:4-5, KJV. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.

13. Ephesians 1:4-5, LB. Long ago, even before he made the world, God chose us to be his very own through what Christ would do for us; he decided then to make us holy in his eyes, without a single fault—we who stand before him covered with his love. 

14. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And he did this because he wanted to! 

15. In the time of Jesus Christ, few recognized Him. It took amazing grace for His forerunner, John the Baptist to recognize Him. 

16. Mathew 11:1-6, KJV. And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

17. Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?

18. Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. 

19. Mathew 11:1-6, LB. When Jesus had finished giving these instructions to his twelve disciples, he went off preaching in the cities where they were scheduled to go. 

20. John the Baptist, who was now in prison, heard about all the miracles the Messiah was doing, so he sent his disciples to ask Jesus, “Are you really the one we are waiting for, or shall we keep on looking?” 

21. Jesus told them, “Go back to John and tell him about the miracles you’ve seen me do—the blind people I’ve healed, and the lame people now walking without help, and the cured lepers, and the deaf who hear, and the dead raised to life; and tell him about my preaching the Good News to the poor. Then give him this message, ‘Blessed are those who don’t doubt me.'" 

22. Mathew 11:1-6, AMP. When Jesus had finished His charge to His twelve disciples, He left there to teach and to preach in their [Galilean] cities.

23. Now when John in prison heard about the activities of Christ, he sent a message by his disciples

24. And asked Him, Are You the One Who was to come, or should we keep on expecting a different one?

25. And Jesus replied to them, Go and report to John what you hear and see:

26. The blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed (by healing) and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up and the poor have good news (the Gospel) preached to them.

27. And blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is he who takes no offense at Me and finds no cause for stumbling in or through Me and is not hindered from seeing the Truth.

28. Mathew 11:1-6. Good news Bible. When Jesus finished giving these instructions to his twelve disciples, he left that place and went off to teach and preach in the towns near there. 

29. When John the Baptist heard in prison about the things that Christ was doing, he sent some of his disciples to him. “Tell us,” they asked Jesus, “are you the one John said was going to come, or should we expect someone else?” 

30. Jesus answered, “Go back and tell John what you are hearing and seeing: the blind can see, the lame can walk, those who suffer from dreaded skin diseases are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead are brought back to life, and the Good News is preached to the poor. How happy are those who have no doubts about me!” 

31. Mathew 11:1-6. New International Version. After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee. 

32. When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”

33. Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” 

34. John the Baptist was thrown into prison by Herod because John preached against the deeds of Herod who took Herodias the wife of his brother Philip. While John the Baptist was in prison, he heard of the miraculous deeds of the Messiah whom the Jews, including John, were expecting to come and deliver them from oppression and persecution from the Romans. 

35. John was expecting political and physical emancipation/deliverance; he expected that Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who incidentally was his cousin, and whose coming he (John the Baptist) foreran, on hearing that Herod cast him (John) into prison, should quickly come and deliver him out of the prison. 

36. He could not understand that that total deliverance was a future event that would be carried out by the Son of Man, when He comes at the close of the Age and He is here now! 

37. Jesus the Christ, the Messiah, carefully pointed him to the wonderful works of God and the power of God over His creation— how the Gospel was being preached, the deaf receiving their hearing, the blind seeing, the sick healed. 

38. Then whoever is not offended in Him, whoever that is not full of doubt about Me, whoever that recognizes Me for what I am, such is blessed, happy and to be envied.

39. Thomas recognized the Messiah in his age— the Lord Jesus Christ. He called His Messiah "My Lord and My God."

40. John 20:27-28. King James Version. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 

41. Thomas recognized Him (the Messiah) as his Lord and God while some others said he was a deceiver, a mad man, Beelzebub, vagabond, imposter, Satan! 

42. John in his First Letter, called Him the True God and Eternal Life.

43. 1 John 5:20, KJV. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 

44. 1 John 5:20, LB. And we know that Christ, God’s Son, has come to help us understand and find the true God. And now we are in God because we are in Jesus Christ his Son, who is the only true God; and he is eternal Life. 

45. 1 John 5:20, GNB. We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we know the true God. We live in union with the true God—in union with his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and this is eternal life. 

46. 1 John 5:20. AMP. And we [have seen and] know [positively] that the Son of God has [actually] come to this world and has given us understanding and insight [progressively] to perceive (recognize) and come to know better and more clearly Him Who is true; and we are in Him Who is true—in His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah). This [Man] is the true God and Life eternal. 

47. John recognized the Messiah as the True God and Eternal Life yet the majority of the people never recognized him as that. Jesus the Christ told them that they were erring, not knowing the scriptures and the power of God.

48. Mathew 22:29, KJV. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 

49. Ignorance of the scriptures leads to error. Many people are blind and foolish. Those who God wants to open their eyes, He opens and gives insight into the great spiritual Truths in Him.

50. Titus got his own Revelation about the Messiah of his day, Jesus Christ and called him the Great God and Saviour, the Messiah.

51. Titus 2:13, AMP. Awaiting and looking for the [fulfillment, the realization of our] blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One), 

52. Titus 2:13, LB. Looking forward to that wonderful time we’ve been expecting, when his glory shall be seen—the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. 

53. St Paul himself was initially seeing the Messiah as an ordinary man like himself just like many others.

54. Finally, St Paul caught the revelation of who the Messiah is on his way to Damascus. Immediately he got the revelation, he no longer knew him as a man. 

55. 2 Corinthians 5:16, KJV. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 

56. 2 Corinthians 5:16, AMP. Consequently, from now on we estimate and regard no one from a [purely] human point of view [in terms of natural standards of value]. 

57. [No] even though we once did estimate Christ from a human viewpoint and as a man, yet now [we have such knowledge of Him that] we know Him no longer [in terms of the flesh]. 

58. The Messiah equally introduced Himself as the King of kings and Lord of lords. 

59. Revelation 19:16, KJV. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords. 

60. SO, IT IS NOT OUT OF PLACE THAT THE MESSIAH OF TODAY INTRODUCES HIMSELF TO THE PEOPLE HE HAS COME TO DELIVER AND THUS HE HAS DONE!

61. THE MESSIAH OF THIS AGE, THE LAST DISPENSATION, HAS INTRODUCED HIMSELF TO HIS PEOPLE IN VARIOUS WAYS: SUPERNATURAL SIGNS AND WONDERS; SUPERNATURAL MANIFESTATIONS; SUPERNATURAL VISITATIONS; SUPERNATURAL LIFE (YES, LIFE THAT IS ABOVE WHATEVER ANY HUMAN BEING HAS LIVED ON EARTH), EXEMPLARY FAMILY; AND ABOVE ALL, THE MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY. 

62. THIS IS BECAUSE HE IS THE WORD MADE FLESH. HE IS THE ELOHIM, THE GREAT JEHOVAH, THE GREAT ALLAH APPEARING AS A HUMAN BEING.

63. Genesis 1:1, KJV. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1, AMP. In the beginning God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. 

64. Genesis 1:1, LB. When God began creating the heavens and the earth. 

65. Genesis 1:1, NIV. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 

66. Genesis 1:1, GNB. In the beginning, when God created the universe. 

67. John 1:1-4, KJV. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 

68. John 1:1-4, LB. Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is himself God. He created everything there is—nothing exists that he didn’t make. Eternal life is in him, and this life gives light to all mankind. 

69. John 1:1-4, AMP. In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. He was present originally with God. 

70. All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. 

71. John 1:1-4, NIV. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 

72. John 1:1-4, GNB. In the beginning the Word already existed; the Word was with God, and the Word was God. From the very beginning the Word was with God. Through him God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without him. The Word was the source of life, and this life brought light to people. 

73. John 1:10-12, KJV.  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

74. John 1:10-12, LB. But although he made the world, the world didn’t recognize him when he came. Even in his own land and among his own people, the Jews, he was not accepted. Only a few would welcome and receive him. 

75. But to all who received him, he gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust him to save them.

76. John 1:10-12, AMP. He came into the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him [did not know Him].  He came to that which belonged to Him [to His own—His domain, creation, things, world], and they who were His own did not receive Him and did not welcome Him. 

77. But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name—

78. John 1:10-12, GNB. The Word was in the world, and though God made the world through him, yet the world did not recognize him.  He came to his own country, but his own people did not receive him. Some, however, did receive him and believed in him; so he gave them the right to become God's children. 

 

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ONLY THE TRUE ELECT OF GOD IN EVERY DISPENSATION RECOGNIZE THE MESSIAH (2)



He that is above speaks the Words from above. He that is from heaven, whom God has sent speaks the Word of God and God does not give Him His Spirit by Measure. The Spirit of God is the Word of God.

2. John 6:63 KJV.  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

3. So, the Messiah is the Word made flesh— One fully anointed with the Spirit of God, with the Word of God and that is why His Name is the Word of God. 

4. Revelation 19:11-14, KJV. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 

5. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 

6. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

7. Revelation 19:11-14, AMP.  After that I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse [appeared]! The One Who was riding it is called Faithful (Trustworthy, Loyal, Incorruptible, Steady) and True, and He passes judgment and wages war in righteousness (holiness, justice, and uprightness). 

8. His eyes [blaze] like a flame of fire, and on His head are many kingly crowns (diadems); and He has a title (name) inscribed which He alone knows or can understand. 

9. He is dressed in a robe dyed by dipping in blood, and the title by which He is called is The Word of God. And the troops of heaven, clothed in fine linen, dazzling and clean, followed Him on white horses. 

10. The Prophet William Branham said that this Christ, Messiah would come with the full Word (the Word made flesh)

11. Everything around Him would be made clear that nobody would mistake Him for any other.

12. Luke 24:13-31 LB. That same day, Sunday, two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles out of Jerusalem. As they walked along they were talking of Jesus’ death, when suddenly Jesus himself came along and joined them and began walking beside them. 

13. But they didn’t recognize him, for God kept them from it. “You seem to be in a deep discussion about something,” he said. “What are you so concerned about?” 

14. They stopped short, sadness written across their faces. And one of them, Cleopas, replied, “You must be the only person in Jerusalem who hasn’t heard about the terrible things that happened there last week.” “What things?” Jesus asked.

15. “The things that happened to Jesus, the Man from Nazareth,” they said. “He was a Prophet who did incredible miracles and was a mighty Teacher, highly regarded by both God and man. 

16. But the chief priests and our religious leaders arrested him and handed him over to the Roman government to be condemned to death, and they crucified him. We had thought he was the glorious Messiah and that he had come to rescue Israel. 

17. “And now, besides all this—which happened three days ago— some women from our group of his followers were at his tomb early this morning and came back with an amazing report that his body was missing, and that they had seen some angels there who told them Jesus is alive! 

18. Some of our men ran out to see, and sure enough, Jesus’ body was gone, just as the women had said.” Then Jesus said to them, “You are such foolish, foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures! 

19. Wasn’t it clearly predicted by the prophets that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his time of glory?” 

20. Then Jesus quoted them passage after passage from the writings of the prophets, beginning with the book of Genesis and going right on through the Scriptures, explaining what the passages meant and what they said about himself. 

21. By this time, they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus would have gone on, but they begged him to stay the night with them, as it was getting late. So he went home with them. 

22. As they sat down to eat, he asked God’s blessing on the food and then took a small loaf of bread and broke it and was passing it over to them, when suddenly—it was as though their eyes were opened—they recognized him! And at that moment he disappeared!

23. Luke 24:13-31, AMP. That same day, Sunday, two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles out of Jerusalem. 

24. As they walked along they were talking of Jesus’ death, when suddenly Jesus himself came along and joined them and began walking beside them. 

25. But they didn’t recognize him, for God kept them from it. “You seem to be in a deep discussion about something,” he said. “What are you so concerned about?” 

26. They stopped short, sadness written across their faces. And one of them, Cleopas, replied, “You must be the only person in Jerusalem who hasn’t heard about the terrible things that happened there last week.” “What things?” Jesus asked.

27. “The things that happened to Jesus, the Man from Nazareth,” they said. “He was a Prophet who did incredible miracles and was a mighty Teacher, highly regarded by both God and man. 

28. But the chief priests and our religious leaders arrested him and handed him over to the Roman government to be condemned to death, and they crucified him. We had thought he was the glorious Messiah and that he had come to rescue Israel. 

29. “And now, besides all this—which happened three days ago— some women from our group of his followers were at his tomb early this morning and came back with an amazing report that his body was missing, and that they had seen some angels there who told them Jesus is alive!

30. Some of our men ran out to see, and sure enough, Jesus’ body was gone, just as the women had said.” Then Jesus said to them, “You are such foolish, foolish people! 

31. You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures! Wasn’t it clearly predicted by the prophets that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his time of glory?” 

32. Then Jesus quoted them passage after passage from the writings of the prophets, beginning with the book of Genesis and going right on through the Scriptures, explaining what the passages meant and what they said about himself. 

33. By this time, they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus would have gone on, but they begged him to stay the night with them, as it was getting late. So he went home with them. 

34. As they sat down to eat, he asked God’s blessing on the food and then took a small loaf of bread and broke it and was passing it over to them, when suddenly—it was as though their eyes were opened—they recognized him! And at that moment he disappeared!

35. Luke 24:13-31, KJV. And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. 

36. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 

37. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? 

38. And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? 

39. And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 

40. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 

41. And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. 

42. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 

43. And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 

44. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

45. Note verse 16. They did not recognize Him for God kept them from it. They did not recognize their Messiah. Their Messiah came to them, yet they did not recognize Him. 

46. He came to His own and His own did not receive Him, did not recognize Him. 

47. John 1:10, AMP. He came into the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him [did not know Him].

48. Note verse 27. Then Jesus quoted them passage after passage from the writings of the prophets, beginning with the book of Genesis and going right through the scriptures, explaining what the passage meant and what they said about Himself.

49. Jesus the Christ showed them scriptures about Himself. He was pointing them to the Word because the Word will declare who He is. The Prophet William Marrion Branham said it that the Word would declare who the Great Person He foreran is.

50. That is the Great Messiah, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Son of Man, the Prophet Branham said He who would come after him, who he came to forerun, who has the full Word.

51. He will know no "ism"; He will not be numbered among the clergy of the age. He will come with a message straight to the Bible that would circle the whole earth in reading and writing materials till every predestinated seed of God anywhere would hear it!

52. This is fulfilling now. So, when this Messiah for this dispensation came, He equally came according to prophecy, according to the law, according to scriptures and according to time and He has manifested all that the prophets said He would do. 

53. There is no reason why this Messiah, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Son of Man should not be recognized by the people He has come to save. 

54. Of course, the Elect must recognize Him and give Him total allegiance while the rest, the majority will not recognize Him. This is because it is the same God traversing all through the ages and man has always remained the same. 

55. In the first dispensation, when He appeared, He was not recognized; so, in the last dispensation, which is this dispensation, it is not surprising if He is unrecognized because man is the same and He is the same too. 

56. If man recognized Him in the first dispensation, man would recognize Him in all the dispensations and so would have recognized Him in this dispensation. Only a few, the Elect, have recognized Him in this dispensation, according to prophecy. 

57. MY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ME. Page 189:11-13.  Luke 4:14-21. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. 

58. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. 

59. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 

60. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. (KJV) 

61. Satan will rise up in judgment to condemn this generation. There went a fame of Him – popularity. His Name was being noised about. Some people were provoked, especially His own kinsmen. 

62. “Why must it be this man? If it is T. L. Osborn, I will take it. If it is C. S. Spurgeon or Billy Graham, I will take it. If it is Orman Neville or Andrew Murray, or if D. L. Moody will come, I will take it. If it is Reinherd Bonke or Oral Roberts, I will take it.” – “And He taught in their synagogue…” 

63. Notice the Bible: He went to Nazareth where he was brought up. So God was brought up one place. Who will be this family that will be privileged to bring up Jesus the Almighty God? the Great Jehovah, Everlasting Father, oh no! That must really be a privileged family.

64. It is clear that they refused to accept Him because He was their own kinsman. They forgot that it must take a kinsman to redeem a fellow kinsman. 

65. No wonder God told Ezekiel the prophet that He was sending him to his kinsmen with familiar language and that He (God) knew they would not recognize him and that if He sent him (the Prophet) to a people of strange language, they would believe him (the Prophet).

66. In other words, over familiarity has always been the problem of the people God visits as a man. 

67. The unrecognized Messiah in all the dispensations!

 

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IN ISLAM, MESSIAHS ARE UNRECOGNIZED 

IN ALL DISPENSATIONS



The Quran records that Messiahs/Messengers have been sent to all dispensations and they were never recognized as Messiahs or Messengers, Deliverers and Redeemers. 

2. They have always been sent from among the same people, their town kits and kins, hence they have always been kinsman redeemers but their people have always refused to recognize them. 

3. Muhammad (PUH) was not recognized by his community of Quraysh in Mecca. They persecuted him terribly and finally he was forced to flee for his life, fleeing to Medina from Mecca.

4. Many of these people (Messiahs) were killed, some mocked. 

5. Surah 3:183-184. [They are] those who said, "Indeed, Allah has taken our promise not to believe any messenger until he brings us an offering which fire [from heaven] will consume." Say, "There have already come to you messengers before me with clear proofs and [even] that of which you speak. So why did you kill them, if you should be truthful?"

6. They killed them. 

7. Surah 14:13. And those who disbelieved said to their messengers, "We will surely drive you out of our land, or you must return to our religion." So their Lord inspired to them, "We will surely destroy the wrongdoers.

8. They threatened them.

9. Surah 6:10. And already were messengers ridiculed before you, but those who mocked them were enveloped by that which they used to ridicule.

10. Surah 13:22. And those who are patient, seeking the countenance of their Lord, and establish prayer and spend from what We have provided for them secretly and publicly and prevent evil with good - those will have the good consequence of [this] home -

11. Surah 15:10-11. Indeed, We sent (Messengers) before you (O Muhammad) amongst the sects (communities) of old. And never came a Messenger to them but they did mock at him.

12. Surah 21:41. And already were messengers ridiculed before you, but those who mocked them were enveloped by what they used to ridicule.

13. Surah 2:183-185. O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous - [Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] - a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day]. And whoever volunteers excess - it is better for him. 

14. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew. The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. 

15. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.

16. Surah 6:33-35. We know that you, [O Muhammad], are saddened by what they say. And indeed, they do not call you untruthful, but it is the verses of Allah that the wrongdoers reject. And certainly were messengers denied before you, but they were patient over [the effects of] denial, and they were harmed until Our victory came to them. And none can alter the words of Allah. And there has certainly come to you some information about the [previous] messengers. 

17. And if their evasion is difficult for you, then if you are able to seek a tunnel into the earth or a stairway into the sky to bring them a sign, [then do so]. But if Allah had willed, He would have united them upon guidance. So never be of the ignorant.

18. Surah 25:36-37. And We said, "Go both of you to the people who have denied Our signs." Then We destroyed them with [complete] destruction. And the people of Noah - when they denied the messengers, We drowned them, and We made them for mankind a sign. And We have prepared for the wrongdoers a painful punishment.

19. Surah 34:45. And those before them denied, and the people of Makkah have not attained a tenth of what We had given them. But the former peoples denied My messengers, so how [terrible] was My reproach.

20. Surah 51:52. Similarly, there came not to those before them any messenger except that they said, "A magician or a madman."

21. They denied and rejected their Messiah. 

22. Surah 6:112. And thus We have made for every prophet an enemy - devils from mankind and jinn, inspiring to one another decorative speech in delusion. But if your Lord had willed, they would not have done it, so leave them and that which they invent.

23. Every Prophet, Messenger, there is an enemy. 

24. Surah 25:31. And thus have We made for every prophet an enemy from among the criminals. But sufficient is your Lord as a guide and a helper.

25. Every prophet has an enemy. The enmity stemmed from their seeing the prophets, Messiahs as mere human beings like themselves and as such, they should not claim to be anything, they should not teach them because they are from among them. They are not strangers.

26. Surah 14:4. And We did not send any messenger except [speaking] in the language of his people to state clearly for them, and Allah sends astray [thereby] whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

27. The Messiahs are sent to men from their own men of same language. Ezekiel 3:4-6. Living Bible. Then he said: “Son of dust, I am sending you to the people of Israel with my messages. I am not sending you to some far-off foreign land where you can’t understand the language—  no, not to tribes with strange, difficult tongues. (If I did, they would listen!)

28. Surah 4:46. Among the Jews are those who distort words from their [proper] usages and say, "We hear and disobey" and "Hear but be not heard" and "Ra'ina," twisting their tongues and defaming the religion. And if they had said [instead], "We hear and obey" and "Wait for us [to understand]," it would have been better for them and more suitable. But Allah has cursed them for their disbelief, so they believe not, except for a few.

29. Surah 4:150-152. Indeed, those who disbelieve in Allah and His messengers and wish to discriminate between Allah and His messengers and say, "We believe in some and disbelieve in others," and wish to adopt a way in between - Those are the disbelievers, truly. 

30. And We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating punishment. But they who believe in Allah and His messengers and do not discriminate between any of them - to those He is going to give their rewards. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.

31. Surah 6:5-10. For they had denied the truth when it came to them, but there is going to reach them the news of what they used to ridicule. Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them which We had established upon the earth as We have not established you? 

32. And We sent [rain from] the sky upon them in showers and made rivers flow beneath them; then We destroyed them for their sins and brought forth after them a generation of others. And even if We had sent down to you, [O Muhammad], a written scripture on a page and they touched it with their hands, the disbelievers would say, "This is not but obvious magic." And they say, "Why was there not sent down to him an angel?" 

33. But if We had sent down an angel, the matter would have been decided; then they would not be reprieved. And if We had made him an angel, We would have made him [appear as] a man, and We would have covered them with that in which they cover themselves. And already were messengers ridiculed before you, but those who mocked them were enveloped by that which they used to ridicule.

34. Surah 6:48. And We send not the messengers except as bringers of good tidings and warners. So whoever believes and reforms - there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.

35. Surah 11:25-27. And We had certainly sent Noah to his people, [saying], " Indeed, I am to you a clear warner That you not worship except Allah . Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a painful day." So the eminent among those who disbelieved from his people said, " We do not see you but as a man like ourselves, and we do not see you followed except by those who are the lowest of us [and] at first suggestion. And we do not see in you over us any merit; rather, we think you are liars."

36. Surah 14:4-10. And We did not send any messenger except [speaking] in the language of his people to state clearly for them, and Allah sends astray [thereby] whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. And We certainly sent Moses with Our signs, [saying], "Bring out your people from darkness into the light and remind them of the days of Allah." Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful. 

37. And [recall, O Children of Israel], when Moses said to His people, "Remember the favor of Allah upon you when He saved you from the people of Pharaoh, who were afflicting you with the worst torment and were slaughtering your [newborn] sons and keeping your females alive. And in that was a great trial from your Lord. 

38. And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.' "And Moses said, "If you should disbelieve, you and whoever is on the earth entirely - indeed, Allah is Free of need and Praiseworthy." Has there not reached you the news of those before you - the people of Noah and 'Aad and Thamud and those after them? No one knows them but Allah. 

39. Their messengers brought them clear proofs, but they returned their hands to their mouths and said, "Indeed, we disbelieve in that with which you have been sent, and indeed we are, about that to which you invite us, in disquieting doubt." Their messengers said, "Can there be doubt about Allah, Creator of the heavens and earth? He invites you that He may forgive you of your sins, and He delays your death for a specified term." They said, "You are not but men like us who wish to avert us from what our fathers were worshipping. So bring us a clear authority."

40. Surah 3:19. Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam. And those who were given the Scripture did not differ except after knowledge had come to them - out of jealous animosity between themselves. And whoever disbelieves in the verses of Allah, then indeed, Allah is swift in [taking] account.

41. The Messiah came to His own people with a message from Allah to deliver to them. They looked down on him, saying the Messiah (Messenger) is not more than mere human beings like themselves.

42. This is the same thing they have been doing in all the ages. It is the same in every dispensation in every nation and every religious faith. 

43. The true, God-sent Messengers with the portion of light/truth they came with, have always been rejected by the people God sent them to. 

44. Surah 10:47-50. And for every nation is a messenger. So when their messenger comes, it will be judged between them in justice, and they will not be wronged. And they say, "When is [the fulfillment of] this promise, if you should be truthful?" 

45. Say, "I possess not for myself any harm or benefit except what Allah should will. For every nation is a [specified] term. When their time has come, then they will not remain behind an hour, nor will they precede [it]." Say, "Have you considered: if His punishment should come to you by night or by day - for which [aspect] of it would the criminals be impatient?"

46. Surah 16:36. And We certainly sent into every nation a messenger, [saying], "Worship Allah and avoid Taghut." And among them were those whom Allah guided, and among them were those upon whom error was [deservedly] decreed. So proceed through the earth and observe how was the end of the deniers.

47. Surah 57:25-29. We have already sent Our messengers with clear evidences and sent down with them the Scripture and the balance that the people may maintain [their affairs] in justice. And We sent down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people, and so that Allah may make evident those who support Him and His messengers unseen. 

48. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might. And We have already sent Noah and Abraham and placed in their descendants prophethood and scripture; and among them is he who is guided, but many of them are defiantly disobedient. Then We sent following their footsteps Our messengers and followed [them] with Jesus, the son of Mary, and gave him the Gospel. 

49. And We placed in the hearts of those who followed him compassion and mercy and monasticism, which they innovated; We did not prescribe it for them except [that they did so] seeking the approval of Allah. But they did not observe it with due observance. 

50. So We gave the ones who believed among them their reward, but many of them are defiantly disobedient. O you who have believed, fear Allah and believe in His Messenger; He will [then] give you a double portion of His mercy and make for you a light by which you will walk and forgive you; and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. 

51. [This is] so that the People of the Scripture may know that they are not able [to obtain] anything from the bounty of Allah and that [all] bounty is in the hand of Allah; He gives it to whom He wills. And Allah is the possessor of great bounty.

52. It has always been the same non-recognition of Messiahs from God by the people He would save. It is happening today despite all evidences, all proofs, all signs and wonders and above all, the Word of life that the Messiah comes with, pointing the people back to Almighty God.

53. Muhammad was rejected because He came with a different doctrine — Islamic Monotheism — they chased him away from Mecca — the flight from Mecca to Medina. 

MUHAMMAD'S PERSECUTION/REJECTION (NON-RECOGNITION)

54. Muhammad was a prophet from God to the world at a time when the world was in total moral decay, evil was much and there was need for moral rectitude. An eye witness of the state of affair of the human society at the time, Imam Ali, says:

55. "Allah sent Muhammad sometime after the other Messengers, and after the nations of the world had been slumbering for a long time. Strife had become entrenched, affairs disparate, and wars raging. 

56. The light of the world had become obscured and varieties had become foremost. The leaves of life had then become yellow, its fruits rare, and its water dried up. The light house of guidance had crumbled, and the signs of ruin has become manifest. 

57. The world scowled upon its people, frowned in the face of those who sought after it. Strife was the only fruit, carrion the only food, fear the only motto, the sword the only clothing.

58. In another speech, Imam Ali describes the "Age of Ignorance" that prevailed before the prophetic mission of the prophet, thus:

59. "Allah sent Muhammad when the people were astray and in confusion, lost in strife. Their vain desires had overcome them, and arrogance had brought them down. The ignorance of the times has made them make light of the ignorant ones. They were helpless, caught in the earthquake and calamity of ignorance. So Muhammad went to great lengths to give wise counsel and walked the right path and called to wisdom and fine preaching."

60. It was with this kind of background that the Prophet of Islam began his mission to teach and educate the masses, to promote virtue and prohibit vice; to encourage them to reflect upon and therefore reform their state of affairs and determine their destiny.

61. NOTE: The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had the mission to teach and educate the masses to promote virtue and prohibit vices to encourage them to reflect upon and therefore REFORM their state of affairs and determine their DESTINY. 

62. The following quotes from the holy Quran corroborates the above assertion.

63. Surah 34:28. "We have sent thee not except as a giver of glad-tidings and a Warner to all the peoples." 

64. Born in 570 AD, on Friday, 17th Day of the lunar month of Rabi' al-awwal (3rd month of Islamic calendar), in Mecca, Arabia, Muhammad was the son of Abdullah, son of Abdul Muttalib, son of Hashim whose ancestory reached the Prophet Ishmael son of Prophet Abraham, peace be upon them. 

65. Muhammad was killed by poisoning on the 28th day of the month of Safar in the 11th year of the Hajirah, in 630AD. 

66. Muhammad's prophetic mission began on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, in the year 610AD when he received the first divine revelation. 

67. He was born into a noble family whose fathers and ancestors were amongst the chiefs of Quraysh Tribe and the Bani Hashim Clan.

68. The father of Muhammad was Abdullah who was a true believer and a monotheist. Abdullah died when Muhammad was still in his mothers womb; leaving only five camels and a servant girl, named Barakah (Umm Ayman) who was also Muhammad's nanny.

69. After the death of Muhammad’s father, Abdullah, his paternal grandfather, Abdul Muttalib, became his guardian. 

70. Abdul Muttalib was one of the chieftains of the tribe of Quraysh and a believer in Allah in the way of Prophet Abraham as was AbuTalib, a brother to Abdullah. 

71. Abdul Muttalib always respected and honoured treaties and adopted the finest of morals. He loved the poor and helped pilgrims. 

72. Abdul Muttalib would even feed wild beasts and birds of mountain tops, would feed people in times of famines and would restrain evil or wrong doers.

73. Muhammad's mother, Aminah, was also a believer in Allah. When Muhammad was born, his mother said "As soon as I put my child on the ground he leaned with his hands on the ground, raised his head to the skies and looked at the horizons all the while speaking in phrases of monotheism. Then a voice called out to me saying: 'The best of mankind has been born, so name him Muhammad'"

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74. He used to spend much time in a cave (cave Hira), praying and worshipping one God. He was doing that in Hira which is in the al-Noor Mountain near Mecca city.

75. In 610AD, at the age of 40 years, Muhammad received the first of the divine revelations when he was engaged in devotion and prayer inside the cave of Hira. 

76. Surah 96:1-5. Recite in the name of your Lord who created - Created man from a clinging substance. Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous - Who taught by the pen - Taught man that which he knew not.

77. When he received this message, he conveyed it to his wife, Lady Khadijah and his uncle, Ali. Both Ali and Lady Khadijah embraced this new revelation instantly without hesitation.

78. He suffered patiently through persecution and exile before ultimately succeeding in revolutionalizing the entire Arabian Peninsula. 

79. Khadijah received the Message and supported the Prophet with all she had, spent her wealth in the way of Allah. Angel Gabriel visited the Prophet and ordered him to give their land of Fadak to Fatima as an appreciation for what her mother had spent in the way of Allah. 

80. Sayyid Muhammad Sadiq Al Shirazi: "The Prophet Muhammad, a Mercy to the world." Introduction. Al-Islam.org (https://www.al-islam.org) assessed 24th January, 2019.

  



          

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Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.” Mathew 12:38 NIV. We want to see a sign from you.

2. Mathew 12:39 NIV. He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. Adulterous generation asks for sign.

3. What did God display as a sign of delivering His people from bondage/slavery in Egypt? THE CLOUD

4. By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. 

5. Exodus 13:21-22 NIV. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people. Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. 

6. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.

7. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.

8. The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea.

9. During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion.

10. He jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.” Exodus 14:19-24-25 NIV. 

11. THE TALMUD OF THE SANHEDRIN (ANCIENT MANUSCRIPT). Page 55-56. Another plan he has of setting men right with the laws of nature: he turns nature into a great law book of illustrations, showing that every bush was a flame, every rock a foundation of water, every star a pillar of fire, and every cloud the one that leads to God. 

12. A Pillar of Cloud was one of the manifestations of the presence of the God of Israel in the Torah, the five Books of Moses which appear at the beginning of the Bible. 

13. During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. Exodus 14:24 NIV. The Lord looked into the host of the Egyptians through the Pillar of Fire and of Cloud and troubled the host of the Egyptians. 

14. Numbers 14:14 NIV. And they will tell the inhabitants of this land about it. They have already heard that you, Lord, are with these people and that you, Lord, have been seen face to face, that your cloud stays over them, and that you go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.

15. Note the Ancient Manuscript—Every Cloud is the One that leads to God.

CLOUD SIGNIFIES THE PRESENCE OF GOD

16. The Cloud signifies the glory and presence of God. The scriptures utilize the imagery of Cloud to signal the immediate presence of God in time and space. The Cloud is symbolic and redemptive. 

17. After the flood, the LORD placed the bow of covenant in the Clouds. This shows His mercy that looking at the bow of covenant, He would be reminded of the covenant. 

18. Rev 4:3, KJV. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. A rainbow around the Throne of Christ. That means; 

19. Clouds are those created Symbols of transcendency and imminence. They reflect both the transcendent Glory of the LORD and His imminent approach for us. 

20. God placed the rainbow in the Cloud as a reminder of the everlasting covenant not to destroy the world with water again.

21. Gen 9:14-16, NIV. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow  appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

22. All through the journey from Egypt to the promised land, the LORD led Israel through the wilderness for 40 years by means of the Pillar of Cloud. By this Theophany, the Lord was promising His people that He would be with them. IT IS A SYMBOL OF HIS PRESENCE AND PROTECTION.

23. The Cloudy Pillar shielded God's people from the blistering sun, as well as kept them hidden from the sight of their enemies. 

24. It equally served to teach them that God would lead them by a way that they did not know. 

25. Exodus 13:21-22 KJV. By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people. The LORD led them by day in a Pillar of Cloud to lead their way. 

26. The coming of the Lord in the Pillar of Cloud is the first clear example in Scripture of the Lord using Clouds to symbolize His presence. The Psalmist declares under figurative language, that Jehovah makes Cloud His chariot. 

27. Psalm 104:3 NIV. And lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. 

28. The Psalmist says that Clouds and Thick Darkness are His abode. Psalm 97:2 NIV. Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

29. 1 Kings 8:12 NIV. Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud; 

30. Nahum 1:3 NIV. The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet. 

31. Clouds serve as the best picture in creation of the imminence of the transcendent God.

32. Exodus 19:9 NIV. The Lord said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will always put their trust in you.” Then Moses told the Lord what the people had said. 

33. God told Moses, He would come unto Him in a thick Cloud that the people would hear when He would speak with him that they would believe him(Moses) forever.

34. Exodus 19:16-20 NIV. On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.

35. Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.

36. Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently. 

37. As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.

38. The Lord descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up.

39. God accomplished what He promised Moses. He came down upon Mount Sinai in thick darkness, thick Cloud.

40. Exodus 24:15-16 NIV. When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from within the cloud. 

41. Deuteronomy 4:11 NIV. You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain while it blazed with fire to the very heavens, with black clouds and deep darkness. 

42. Psalm 18:11-12 NIV. He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him—the dark rain clouds of the sky.

43. Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning. 

44. Mathew 17:5 NIV. While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” 

45. Exodus 20:18-21 NIV. When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”

46. Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”

47. The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was. Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

48. Anywhere you see Thick Darkness, Smoke or, Fire, watch, Satan is never revealed there. If you see the Rainbow or Cloud, Satan can never be revealed there. That is not the attribute of Satan. You should look for God there! 

49. FOLLOW THE CLOUD. Volume 1. Page 43 vs 1-2. There is something in God that is permanent and that thing has remained permanent. It is that permanent feature that somebody must be very, very conversant with. 

50. Once you are conversant with the permanent feature of God, everything becomes okay. Moreover, you will not bother yourself anymore concerning side attractions.

51. Page 52 vs 37. God has now appeared to deliver His people from trouble in Egypt. We want to see how God decided to lead them.

WHY GOD APPEARS IN THE CLOUD

52. Exodus 20:22-23 NIV Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites this: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven:

53. Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold. 

54. Follow the Cloud. Volume 1. Page 43:1-8. There is something in God that is permanent and that thing has remained permanent. It is that permanent feature that somebody must be very, very conversant with. 

55. Once you are conversant with the permanent feature of God, everything becomes okay. Moreover, you will not bother yourself anymore concerning side attractions. 

56. Let us go into the Scriptures. Somebody may say, “Brother, why then do you go into Scriptures?” Yes, I must use Scriptures for you to know what transpired in time past; at various times. 

57. The books are many, but I will use few and allow you to probe into the rest. Once I give you the “key” and you understand what I am saying, I will stop. 

58. Exodus 3:5-8, KJV. “And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

59. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

60. And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

61. And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.” God came down. 

62. He descended in the Cloud to create His fear in the hearts of Israel so they will worship Him aright and not sin again.

63. He appeared in the Thick Cloud to cause them to beleive Moses;  to cause them to believe that God actually sent Moses. That was why God came down.

64. NOTE: Before God did this around Moses, there has never been anybody manifesting such in the whole world. 

 




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THE SIGN OF THE TRUE MESSIAH (2)

THE PERMANENT FEATURE OF GOD

Page 46:14-15.

Remember that it was Moses that enquired of His Name. He did not want to be confused, but notice one thing that I want to drive in there: God Himself came down. 

2. Who heard about the afflictions of the people? God. Who came down to deliver them? God. But He used a vessel called Moses. 

3. God Himself came down. God heard the afflictions of the people of Israel. God came down to deliver them. God is the One that delivers; He is the One that redeems His people right from the Garden of Eden.

4. Genesis 3:20 NIV. Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living. He made for them a temporary covering foreshadowing the real covering that would come which He Himself would also provide.

5. Here, God came down to deliver His people but the vessel He used was Moses. 

6. FOLLOW THE CLOUD. VOLUME 1. Page 48:22. This means that God is not omniscient. If God is omniscient, was there need for investigation? He should have stayed in the omniscient estate and then decide what to do, but He came down. SHARPEST CURVE

7. Do not worry. We will look into these things as we continue. This is because we are going to go through the sharpest curve(corner).

WHAT IS THAT PERMANENT FEATURE OF GOD? 

8. Note again: Follow the Cloud. Volume 1. Page 52:37-43. God has now appeared to deliver His people from trouble in Egypt. We want to see how God decided to lead them. 

9. Exodus chapter 20 verse 18 through 21: “And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

10. And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

11. And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

12. And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.” 

13. Moses drew near unto the THICK DARKNESS. The rest of the people stood afar off. God beckoned Moses to come closer and God was dwelling in a Thick Darkness. 

14. Anywhere you see Thick Darkness, Smoke, or Fire, watch, Satan is never revealed there. If you see the Rainbow or Cloud, Satan can never be revealed there. That is not the attribute of Satan. You should look for God there.

15. Anywhere you see Thick Darkness, Smoke, or Fire, watch, Satan is never revealed there.

GOD DESCENDS IN A CLOUD TO HIS PEOPLE

16. Exodus 20:22-23 NIV. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites this: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven:

17. Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold. The reason for God descending in the Cloud. 

18. Page 54:46-47. Now, the Lord descended in the Cloud with thundering voices that people heard and started shaking. No other person descended but God. 

19. Look at God; He simply enveloped Moses in that Thick Darkness. Moses was not afraid anymore. This was because the whole of Israel had already sinned and the Lord had reasons why He did that. He did it so that the fear of God will be in them.

20. Page 54:50-53. Note what God did there. He descended in a Cloud to create His fear in the hearts of the people so that they will not sin again. 

21. Secondly, He did it to cause them to believe Moses; to cause them to believe that God actually sent Moses. You see why God came down. 

22. PEOPLE SAW THE CLOUD; THE THICK DARKNESS. THEY SAW WHAT HAPPENED AND THEY WERE ASKED TO STAY AWAY. GOD DECIDED TO DO IT FOR TWO REASONS: REVEALING HIMSELF TO THE PEOPLE TO CREATE HIS FEAR IN THEM AND TO CAUSE THE PEOPLE TO BELIEVE MOSES. 

23. BEFORE THEN, THERE HAD NEVER BEEN ANYBODY FROM THE LAND OF ISRAEL LIVING IN EGYPT OR OUTSIDE EGYPT WHO HAD ACTUALLY COME WITH SUCH A MANIFESTATION—NOT EVEN ONE. NOBODY HAS EVER HAD SUCH A MANIFESTATION.

THIS CLOUD IS THE PERMANENT FEATURE OF GOD

24. Israel then vowed a vow that nobody would disobey Moses because they had seen that it was God in Moses at all times. 

25. Exodus 20:19 NIV. and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die. 

26. Exodus 19:8 NIV. The people all responded together, “We will do everything the Lord has said.” So Moses brought their answer back to the Lord. 

27. Deut 18:15-19 NIV. The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites.You must listen to him. 

28. For this is what you asked of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the Lord our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.”

29. The Lord said to me: “What they say is good. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth.He will tell them everything I command him.

30. I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name. 

31. Acts 3:22-25 NIV. For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.’ 

32. Israel vowed that they would obey Moses because they have now seen it is God and no longer man. Whoever would refuse the Word of Moses would be destroyed. They were sure of the vindication. 

33. The permanent feature of God can never be impersonated by Satan. 

34. People of God do not follow anyhow. From Moses, they must prove it so that they do not cast their offerings in a wrong place.   


CLOUD APPEARING MEANS EXODUS

35. FOLLOW THE CLOUD. VOLUME 1. Page 57:60-65. I want you to understand this: The Cloud can only come down where the people never knew the way. The Cloud will only come down to be their Leader. Did you get it? 

36. Each time you see God descend in a Cloud, there is bound to be an Exodus. There is going to be a move—an Exodus. This is because God is the One that has come down and He is coming down to make a move. They never knew the way from Egypt to Canaan. 

37. Remember that Moses was almost a citizen there. He never knew the way from Egypt to Canaan. You know the history of Moses. 

38. That is why the Lord said: “I, the Lord will be with you and lead you in the way you should go.” 

39. As a result, anybody looking at Moses and talking blah, blah, blah, is such a person not foolish? 

40. Moses was completely depending on God. The people saw the Cloud around him; they saw everything. That was why they believed that God actually raised Moses for the Exodus. 

41. God raised Moses for the Exodus. The people saw the Cloud around Him and so they believed that God actually raised Moses for the exodus.

42. SEE THE BEING. Page 80:13-14. Once you see the Cloud, it signifies exodus. For the Cloud is the presence of God coming to lead the people that knew not the way. Nobody knew the way from Egypt to Canaan. Moses did not know the way. That was why God came in the form of Pillar of Cloud, so that Moses could fix his eyes on the Cloud; the people will fix their eyes on Moses. 

43. Anywhere the Cloud stops, there they stop. The Cloud was the one that first entered the Red Sea and parted it. Without the Cloud, the Red Sea would not have parted. Hence once you see the Cloud, it is coming to lead the people that knew not the way.


FOLLOW THE CLOUD

44. FOLLOW THE CLOUD. VOLUME 1. Page 61:2-3. The Bride had already been called out; a minority in an Exodus. This was because when the Cloud came, it was not everybody that saw the Cloud. The Cloud was not for everybody. That is why you should follow the Cloud; do not follow Brother Odoemena. 

45. Whether the Cloud is in Brother Solomon or Brother James, all I know is that you should follow it; it is God. Go behind him.

46. Page 63:10-14. Follow the Cloud; do not follow any other thing but the Cloud. 

47. Exodus 24:15-18: “And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount.

48. And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

49. And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

50. And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and got him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

51. The Cloud has always been the evidence of the presence of God in every dispensation and that Cloud will always enshroud a man.

THE CLOUD IS THE EVIDENCE OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN EVERY DISPENSATION

52. FOLLOW THE CLOUD VOLUME 1. Page 64:16-20. I am trying to say that the Cloud has remained the Presence of God in every dispensation and that Cloud will always enshroud a man. 

53. Each time the Cloud comes down—whether on the mountain or in the valley; whether at the river or on the land— there must be a man God will summon; not two, not three. It will be just a man. And God must envelop him in that Cloud. 

54. Whatever will be the meeting will be between him and God alone. He comes out to tell the people his encounter and whatever God has for the people. 

55. IF ANY MAN IS COMING TO YOU AND YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS EVIDENCE, WHETHER I AM THE ONE OR ANY OTHER PERSON, TODAY OR TOMORROW OR ANY OTHER TIME, DO NOT EVER MOVE. IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE CLOUD, DO NOT MOVE. I SAID, “DO NOT MOVE.” THIS IS A SERIOUS MATTER THAT CALLS FOR PROPER INVESTIGATION. 

56. YOU USE YOUR SCRIPTURE OR BIBLE HISTORY OR ANY OTHER THING YOU CAN LAY YOUR HAND ON, YOU WILL NEVER DISCOVER ANYWHERE, ANY PROPHET, ANY MESSENGER EVER PREDICTED OR TOLD YOU THAT SATAN WILL BE REVEALED IN A CLOUD OR A THICK SMOKE OR FIRE—NEVER, NEVER.

57. IN ALL AGES/DISPENSATIONS, THE CLOUD HAS REMAINED THE EVIDENCE OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND CAN NEVER BE IMPERSONATED. THE MESSIAH MUST BE REVEALED WITH THE CLOUD, THE UNFAILING SIGN; HE MUST HAVE THE WIND.  



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 CHRIST IS OUR MERCY SEAT

FOLLOW THE CLOUD. VOLUME 1. Page 69:35-43. Leviticus chapter 16, verse 2: “And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.” 

2. For I will do what? I will appear in a Cloud upon the Mercy Seat. That time God was referring to ordinary wood. You know it was the shadow; ordinary wood, Mercy Seat. 

3. Romans chapter 3 verse 25: “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.” 

4. Here you see that God has presented Christ as the Mercy Seat. He said the Mercy Seat changed from wood to a human being. Moreover, you know what Christ is all about? 

5. From the day Christ became a human being, a human being became the Mercy Seat. What was presented to us was Christ our Mercy Seat. It is only in Christ that you obtain mercy; you obtain salvation; you obtain forgiveness; you obtain everything. 

6. What is Christ? The Anointed One; the Messiah. There can never be a dispensation without Christ. Christ has been coming and will continue to come. 

7. In other words, Moses was the Mercy Seat that time. He said, “Call Aaron for I will appear unto you in a Cloud.” 

8. Who was there on the Mercy Seat? It was Moses. That was why each time the people sinned, instead of going to God, they would come to Moses. They would not say, “Let us go and pray to God.” They would go to Moses. 

9. Anybody, no matter the stature of the person or where he comes from, God has put forward as a Mercy Seat surrounded in a Cloud, I say follow that Person for you are following God. In that Person, you have everything from God. Outside that Person, you are wasting your precious time. The Lord does not present two persons at a time, but one.

10. God said He would appear in the Cloud upon the Mercy Seat. So whenever the Cloud appears, it is God appearing. 

11. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished. Romans 3:25 NIV.  Christ, our Mediator—Go between us and God. 

12. Who is Christ? One that can judge the saints that have gone and condemn their actions, who is He? 

13. FOLLOW THE CLOUD. VOLUME 1. Page 73:49-53. Whoever that is bearing the Name of God, what is he? He is God—straight away. That was why St. Paul could look and said, “Be blind for a season,” the person became blind immediately. This was because St. Paul was there bearing God’s Name. 

14. However, I condemn Paul for doing that. Because he was running an imperfect ministry, he could not hold his temper. That was why he insulted a high priest. If he was under this dispensation, his temper would be under his control for the Spirit that is in us is not a destructive one; it is a merciful spirit. I blame him. 

15. It was the same way that William Branham repeated what Elisha did. Elisha called out a lion to devour little children because they provoked him. He should not have done that. That was rubbish! Very foolish of him. 

16. You cannot imagine Me proclaiming such a thing to destroy little ones like that. What did they know about what they were doing? What do I gain by doing such a thing? Is it just to show people that I have powers or what? No. We do not have time for that. 

17. Therefore, I condemn Paul for his temper. AND HE KNOWS I AM QUERYING HIM FOR THAT. HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE THAT. Saint Paul judged by The Son of Man.

18. NOTE: SATAN CANNOT IMPERSONATE GOD WITH THE CLOUD. 

19. FOLLOW THE CLOUD. VOLUME 1. Page 81:19-24. Follow the Cloud. Anything can deceive you; any man can deceive you; but the Cloud can never deceive you. 

20. Since the world began, Satan has impersonated everything; many things, but there has never been any report; any record of anywhere Satan impersonated God with the Cloud. There is nowhere Satan impersonated God with the rainbow; there is nowhere Satan impersonated God with thick smoke or darkness. 

21. When you see a sign from God that no man, no spirit can impersonate, it is not a sign, it is God Himself. This is where our problem lies. 

22. If you ask Me: “What is the problem people are encountering?” I will tell you that it is the problem I am solving now. This is the problem they have been having; their inability to accept the person God presented to them. 

23. This is because they look at the man and forget the Cloud; they simply overlook the Cloud. But I am pointing you to the Cloud and the Cloud will point you to the man. Did you get the message? 

24. I am pointing you to the Cloud for the Cloud will descend and reveal a man. Each time the Cloud descends, He must reveal Himself around a man. The Cloud will always show you who the man is. This is the essence of the Cloud: that you believe Him; no more, no less. 

25. THE CLOUD WILL REVEAL THE SON OF MAN, APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA, THE MESSIAH, CHRIST OF THIS DISPENSATION

26. FOLLOW THE CLOUD. VOLUME 1. Page 111:21-27. St. Luke chapter 21 verse 27: “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”

27. And then shall they see who? The Son of Man coming in a Cloud with power and great glory. Thus, the Cloud will always show us who the Son of Man is. He is not jumping down from anywhere. He is a heavenly messenger, not an earthly messenger. If He were an earthly messenger, He will be speaking from the world. He is speaking from heaven. 

28. SO, DESPISE NOT HIS VOICE. 

29. THE CLOUD WILL REVEAL THE SON OF MAN. IF THAT IS TRUE, THEN WE ARE A BLESSED PEOPLE. YOU SEE WHY I SAID THAT YOU ARE NOT IN THIS FAITH BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE HERE. YOU MUST BE PREDESTINATED TO THIS FAITH, WHICH IS THE FAITH OF THE SON OF MAN—NO MORE; NO LESS. 

30. ANYBODY CAN COME CLAIMING TO BE THIS OR THAT. IF HE IS RIGHT, IT WILL TAKE GOD—THE CLOUD—TO REVEAL THE PERSON. 

31. If we have One we call the Son of Man and we have known Scriptures to this extent, yet we have nothing we can lay hand on, just put a question mark there. 

32. If all you know is that He has been talking to us, I said put a question mark there. The matter is a serious matter because it is a matter of eternal life and eternal damnation. There is no second chance there. 

33. FOLLOW THE CLOUD. Volume 1. Page 114: 32. Nehemiah chapter 9 verse 12: “Moreover thou leddest them in the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light in the way wherein they should go.” KJV. 

34. Ezekiel 1:4 NIV. I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal. 

35. Revelation 4:3 NIV. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. Rainbow around the Throne. 

36. FOLLOW THE CLOUD. Volume 1. Page 116:38-41. NOW, WHAT AM I SAYING? WHEN GOD GIVES YOU A MAN HE HAS VINDICATED WITH A RAINBOW OR CLOUD OR PILLAR OF FIRE, HE IS A MAN THAT IS SENT FOR THE COVENANT OF YOUR DAY. HE IS YOUR MESSIAH.

37. A MAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN SENT FOR THE COVENANT OF GOD AND HIS PEOPLE AND IT WILL TAKE GOD TO REVEAL THAT MAN. 

38. Jesus was a sign of the covenant. Noah was a sign of the covenant. Abraham was a sign of the covenant. Lot was a sign of the covenant. There is always a covenant. 

39. Do you know that Rehab was a sign of the covenant? There was a covenant between Rehab and God. All that ran into the covenant were saved. They were Messiahs or Saviours.

40. I have sent you as a sign of covenant. The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Messiah of this dispensation, the Saviour of Mankind in this dispensation; the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, putting on a tabernacle not made with hands as prophesied in the Holy scriptures by the Holy Prophets. 

41. Acts 7:48 KJV. Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet.

42. Acts 17:24 KJV. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

43. So, the Son of Man, the Revealed Messiah of this dispensation is the Tabernacle or Temple tabernacling the very Elohim, the Creator of heaven and earth. He has fully manifested God in different ways. 

44. As already recorded, the permanent attribute of God has been manifested around him. 

45. Below are some of the unfailing signs of the Almighty in and around the Son of Man. 


THE THEOPHANY BODY  THE GODHEAD (HEADSTONE)



46. Behold the Son of Man, the Revealed Messiah in the Clouds. 

47. This is an unfailing sign showing where God is. Nobody world over has this around him. The evidence is clear! Glory!

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Whenever God reveals Himself in any age, He must revel Himself either as a Prophet or an Apostle.  Whether in the Old Testament or New Testament, God must reveal Himself in the form of a human being bearing the title, “Prophet” or “Apostle” or “Teacher” or “Rabbi”. 

2. “Age” means dispensation. In every dispensation, God must appear to deal with human beings and He comes as a human being either as a “Prophet” or “Apostle” or “Teacher” or “Rabbi”. 

3. During the time Israel was in Egypt, it took God to come to them as a human being called Moses. Moses was the Prophet representing God. 

4. In fact, Prophet Moses became the visible God to the people of Israel. God gave Moses all that He (God) wanted Israel to know and Moses became the mouth piece of God. 

5. Anybody in Israel that disobeyed Moses was guilty of disobeying God and such was destroyed. Disobeying Moses was disobeying God. 

6. And Moses said unto the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. 

7. And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD? 

8. Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. And he said, O my LORD, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send. 

9. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. 

10. And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do. 

11. And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God. Exodus 4:10-16 (KJV). 

12. Moses had no word of his but God put God's word in Moses. So whatever Moses said, it was what God said in Moses. 

13. And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. Exodus 7:1 (KJV) Moses was made God to Pharaoh and Aaron was to be his Prophet. 

14. God even spoke to Moses and promised him that He, God, would raise a Prophet to his people, like He (God) raised Moses, from among his kinsmen and He God would put His word into that Prophet and everybody must obey the words of that Prophet because they are the words of God and if anybody would refuse to obey that Prophet, that person would be cut off (killed) from among his people. 

15. The LORD your God will raise up for you a a prophet like me [Moses] from among you, from your countrymen (brothers, brethren). You shall listen to him. 

16. I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him [and there will be consequences]. Deut. 18:15, 18- 19 (AMP) 

17. “Son of Man” means a man born of a woman; A man conceived and given birth to by a woman like other human beings. A man that is subject to death. “Son of Man” also means a “Prophet”, “a Servant of God”, “God's Tabernacle”, “the Dwelling Place of God”; It means God's mouth piece. 

18. It means the eyes of God. Jesus Christ was conceived and given birth to by a woman. He was Son of Man. The Prophets, Ezekiel, Daniel, etc., each was called Son of Man. 

19. They were Prophets, received the Word of God and gave it to the people, Jesus Christ, the same. In all, none of them called himself “Son of Man'. 

20. They were called Son of Man by God who tabernacled in them. And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will 2 speak unto thee. 

21. And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto 3 me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me. 

22. And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their 4 fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day. 

23. For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto 5 them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD. And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet 6 among them. 

24. And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be 7 dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. 

25. And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether 8 they will forbear: for they are most rebellious. 

26. But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.” Ezekiel 2:1-8 (KJV) 

27. Note it that immediately God called Ezekiel and Ezekiel answered, the Spirit of God entered him. God called him “Son of Man”. In the case of Jesus Christ, John the Baptist said he saw the Spirit descending on Him and remaining. 

28. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. 

29. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 

30. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. 

31. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.” John 1:29-34 (KJV) 

32. He did not receive the Spirit with measure. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. John 3:34 (KJV) 

33. The Almighty God was well pleased to dwell in Him. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. Matthew 17:5 (KJV) 

34. The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, was anointed with the Spirit of God without measure thus: 

35. On 30 December, 1992 when the Son of Man, Apostle Odoemena was publicly commissioned, the voice of prophecy went thus: "I have anointed You with My Spirit, I have anointed You with My power, speak My Word. Fear them not, for I will be with You. I have anointed You with My unction. 

36. Yes the Lord of Hosts has promised. It is My Word among My people, it is My Word among My people, for it is My power, yes, thus shall you come into My sanctuary and they shall see My power among My people. 

37. It is My unfailing power. I have sworn that My Word shall not depart from your midst forever, for it is My presence among you. I have lifted up My Word above every person, for it is My power among My people". 

38. In 1985, the Son of Man had a vision and a voice.

HEAR HIM:

39. “I saw in a night vision, on the 27th of December, 1985, while we were preparing for our usual camp retreat in the Deeper Christian Life Ministry at Onitsha, a dry Tap producing no water and great multitude queued up waiting to collect water. 

40. I saw another Tap located in a small farmland but the track leading to it was very rough and narrow. Only very few people were there and the tap was rushing out fresh water. Nobody was scrambling to get the water”. 

41. I heard a voice that spoke to me saying “The hour has come for me to use you as I purposed from the beginning for the Ministry of the old generation is over. I will not put a new wine into an old bottle. 

42. Arise and do the work as I will reveal to you from time to time but only be faithful and courageous. I the Lord God Almighty, I am with you wherever you will go”.

43. (Audible Voice to the Son of Man on 27th December 1985). This voice came to the Son of Man when He was exactly thirty years of age. 

44. During the camp meeting in December 1994, after our holy st st communion that ended at 12.00 midnight of 31 December 1994 into 1 January 1995, as Apostle Peter Odoemena raised His hand in prayers, there was that bright shining light that came into the congregation, quenched the electronic gadget we were using that night and the voice thundered: 

45. “Thus, it behoveth the Son of Man to fulfill all righteousness”. That was the first time we heard the name “Son of Man”. 

46. It became clear to us that Apostle Peter Odoemena has now moved into the office of the Son of Man, lo, it is the Lord God Almighty that is dwelling among us (men) as a man, the prophet. 

47. He is God's Tabernacle, God's dwelling place. Hear The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, in this narrative of a vision He had: 

48. I saw a man in ash coloured suit sitting on the Throne with a small book in His hand, relaxing in the air, and people turned on the road, watching. 

49. As we journeyed, we got to some places where they never noticed there was something going on. We continued to another place, we saw too many people, some standing, all gazing at Him. 

50. So, we continued. We travelled a long distance. The whole of that place, not even one person noticed there was somebody sitting there. And we were seeing Him as we drove along. Fear gripped us. 

51. So, we continued driving until we got to Okpala. When we got to Okpala, we noticed there was not even a soul that noticed there was something there. 

52. We parked in fear. I and Apostle Kelechi. I said to Apostle Kelechi, “This is horrible. Can you see that not many people noticed this thing? And the man is still there relaxing, holding the book, wearing His suit.” 

53. This was the suit Sebastian Nneji lost. While we were discussing, we came out from the vehicle. Before two of us there, that which we were looking at in the sky descended furiously. 

54. It was the worst day in My life. When the thing descended, the whole personality emptied into Me. I became very heavy and very weak, even to the point that I could not even raise My hand. 

55. I said to Apostle Kelechi, “You see why I said all of you should learn how to drive. Now, I do not have the strength to move this vehicle. What do we do now? Apostle Kelechi, please I am terribly weak.” 

56. So, in that weak condition, he was moping at Me, the thing vanished. He that sent Him called Him “The Son of Man” which is the office of the Creator of heaven and earth. 

57. The identity of the Son of Man is the Clouds of Heaven. His interaction between Him and He that sent Him. 

58. I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. Daniel 7:13 (KJV) 

59. And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. Rev. 14:14 (KJV) 

60. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Luke 21:27 (KJV) 

61. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? 

62. This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Acts 1:10-11 (KJV). 

63. On 7 April, 1996, we were asked to come to fellowship with our cameras and photographers so we might see He that has been dealing with us all these years, to banish unbelief. 

64. That was the first time we were allowed to bring in photographers into the Camp. That day, 7 April, 1996, the Son of Man Apostle Peter Odoemena, preached the message, “The Resurrected Body” and told us that He was (and still is) the Resurrected Body. 

65. He sang this song: “I am He that liveth and was dead and behold I am alive forever more; come unto Me all ye nations and be saved, for I am He that liveth and was dead”. 

66. The hired photographer and some of our brethren were busy taking photograph of the Son of Man. At a stage, He called out: “All this while, you have wasted your films. 

67. If you still have any films remaining, from now, finish all!” When the films were developed, we saw the Son of Man enveloped in the Cloud in thirteen (13) different positions with the Ball of fire in the congregation. Some of the pictures are displayed here. 

68. The Godhead (Headstone) revealed in the Son of Man Apostle Peter Odoemena when a bishop took a photograph of the Son of th Man using his android phone, on 8 April 2012 during worship at Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. 

69. This fulfills Daniel 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. Dan. 7:9 (KJV) 

70. And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 

71. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; Rev. 1:13-14 (KJV) 

72. The Cloud is the Supernatural Presence of God that cannot be impersonated. God's presence among the Israelites was revealed by the Cloud, the Rainbow, the Smoke, the thick darkness and ball of fire. 

73. And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that th Equally, on 8 April 2012, one of our bishops took the photograph of the Son of Man when the fellowship was singing praises unto God and behold, The Headstone (Godhead) was captured. 

74. All the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle. 

75. And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. Exodus 33:8-(KJV) 

76. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. Psalm 97:2 (KJV) 

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The Archeological and the Historical writings of the Sanhendrin and Talmuds of the Jews says of Jesus Christ thus: “Another plan he has of setting men right with laws of nature: he turns nature into a great law book of illustrations, showing that every bush was a flame, every rock a fountain of water, every star a pillar of fire, and every cloud the one that leads to God”. (Pages 55 - 56). 

2. The Cloud has therefore revealed the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena as the very God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, the Almighty God veiled (masked) in a Human Being as He was veiled in the Human Being, man, called Jesus of Nazareth. 

3. When He, God, was in the man Jesus as the very Christ, He said that the world would be in Sodomite condition when the Son of Man shall be revealed, thus giving us the time the Son of man would be made known to the world. 

4. And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 

5. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 

6. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Luke 17:26-30 (KJV). 

7. There was so much evil in the time of Noah that God regretted creating man on earth and decided to wipe off the entire human race from the surface of the earth with water. 

8. The LORD saw that the wickedness (depravity) of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination or intent of the thoughts of his heart were only evil continually. 

9. The LORD a regretted that He had made mankind on the earth, and He was [deeply] grieved in His 1 7 heart. 

10. So the LORD said, “I will destroy (annihilate) mankind whom I have created from the surface of the earth—not only man, but the animals and the crawling things and the birds of the air—because it [deeply] grieves Me [to see mankind's sin] and I regret that I have 8 made them.” 

11. But Noah found favor and grace in the eyes of the LORD. Genesis 6:5-8 Amplified Bible (AMP) The evil in Sodom and Gomorrha was so much that God decided to totally annihilate those cities with fire. 

12. So the Lord told Abraham, “I have heard that the people of Sodom and Gomorrah are utterly evil, and that everything they do is wicked. 

13. I am going down to see whether these reports are true or not. Then I will know.” Genesis 18:20-21 (LB). “What relatives do you have here in the city?” the men asked. 

14. “Get them out of this place—sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone else. For we will destroy the city completely. The stench of the place has reached to heaven and God has sent us to destroy it.” Genesis 19:12- 13 (LB). 

15. Jesus Christ prophesied that whenever the world would be in that same condition it was during the time of Noah as well as it was in Sodom and Gomorrah, the Son of Man would be revealed. 

16. These days, the evil in the world has combined all the evils of those ages – the evil of the age of Noah, the evil of Sodom and Gomorrah – all are combined. 

17. There was no age gone by that was as bad as this age, this generation! The indices are there. 

18. This is the age blood letting is the order of the day, sedition, wars, intolerance, criminality; religious bigotry; sodomy, lesbianism, avarice, hating God, wickedness, human sacrifice, kidnapping, abduction, all kinds of vices. etc 

19. This age is the worst age and Jesus the Christ prophesied that the Son of Man would be revealed at this age. This prophecy by Jesus Christ is fulfilled. 

20. It is therefore very clear that the Son of Man Apostle Peter odoemena has been revealed according to the Scriptures, according to the prophecy and according to time. He is the only Being that has challenged all religious groups, denominations, associations and defeated all. 

21. He is the only man that has exposed the rottenness, the evils in the organized religions in the world including the Roman Catholic Organization, in our publication, “Cry Out Against the System” and remains unhurt. 

22. Of course, only Elijah was able to cry out against the idolatrous worship in the land of Israel during the time of Ahab, King of Israel. 

23. The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena is the only Man of God on earth that has lumped all the religious groups together as business centers, making merchandise of their members who they have as their articles of trade – payment of tithes; offerings; sowing seed of faith; paying for breaking of curses, etc. 

24. Their sole target is extorting money from whosoever comes their way. The bible says that their belly is their god and they mind earthly things. 

25. “Dear brothers, pattern your lives after mine, and notice who else lives up to my example. For I have told you often before, and I say it again now with tears in my eyes, there are many who walk along the Christian road who are really enemies of the cross of Christ. 

26. Their future is eternal loss, for their god is their appetite: they are proud of what they should be ashamed of; and all they think about is this life here on earth.” Phil. 3:17-19 (LB). 

27. “Only those who, like ourselves, are men of integrity, sent by God, speaking with Christ's power, with God's eye upon us. We are not like those hucksters—and there are many of them—whose idea in getting out the Gospel is to make a good living out of it.” 2 Cor. 2:17 (LB).

28. Romans 12:1-2, KJV. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

29. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

30. Romans 12:1-2, AMP. I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. 

31. Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

32. The teachings we receive from the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena are His life. That is why He has always told us that if He gives us teaching on any matter and we find it difficult to obey and practise it, all we have to do is just watch Him and do that thing the way He does it. 

33. Then on the 31st of March, while the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Messiah, commanded us to come to fellowship the following Sunday, 7th April 1996, to see Him with our cameras, The Almighty God that has been dealing with us all these years to banish unbelief from our hearts, so that nobody will still have doubt as to who He, the Son of Man is. 

34. When we came, He mounted the pulpit and preached the message titled: "THE RESURRECTED BODY" (Volumes 1 and 2). In that Message, He revealed that He is that Resurrected Body. Then we heard Him sing the song; "I am He that liveth and was dead and behold I am alive forevermore, come unto Me oh ye nations and be saved for I am He that liveth and was dead. Somebody say 'Amen!'" 

35. This was new to all of us. He then sang another one: "I am a Pilgrim here, I'm going home, one day I take My cross, go home to rest. With the Angels there, we gonna sing redemption song, on how we overcome, I'm going home. Somebody say, 'Amen'".

36. When He was still preaching, the photographers focused on Him and took photographs of Him. When the films were developed, we saw for the first time in human history the full vindication of the presence of the Almighty God, the Sovereign Spirit, in and around His Vessel, a Human Vessel, Apostle Peter Odoemena, photographed in thirteen (13) different positions in form of Thick Cloud and Ball of Fire. 

37. This is the unmistaken identity of Almighty God in all the ages, right from creation. God appears in Thick Darkness, Smoke, Ball of Fire and the Rainbow. This is the sign that can never be impersonated. 

38. To show that this is the only sign showing God and God's presence, the Roman Catholic Organization draws something like a circle around the head of their members they canonize as saints to show they lived a holy life. That is the artistic impression! It is not real, it is manmade. 

39. The vindication of Apostle Peter Odoemena by the Thick Cloud, Ball of Fire, is divine, supernatural. It was a photograph and not painting! Here are some of the pictures:


         


40. The Prophets that prophesied about the Son of Man, the Resurrected Body, Isa (Imam Madhi), etc all said it that when the Messiah, The Son of Man would come, there would be the Cloud over His head. 

41. Hear Prophet Muhammad: One Hadith states: “Hazrath Mahdi (as) will come. There will be a cloud just above His head. There will be an angel who will cry out: This is the Mahdi (as), follow Him.” 

42. Hear Prophet William Marrion Branham: This halo over my head is a small thing. The One over He, the Son of Man, Messiah whom I am forerunning will circle Him to infinity for He has the full Word; He is the full Word. 



                                              



       PROPHET WILLIAM MARION BRANHAM



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EVIDENCE/ATTRIBUTE OF GOD

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xodus 33:3, KJV.  Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way. 

2. Sometime in the year 1993, the prophecy came out of His mouth thus, "Continue believing in Me. I assure you, as long as you continue following Me, believing Me, I will preach down the Headstone, the Godhead."

3. As we continued, on 8th April 2012, Sunday, during a Thanksgiving service for the miraculous recovery of one of our Bishops, Bishop Moses Chukwuemeka, as the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena was rejoicingly and gracefully approaching Bishop Moses to shake his hands and bless him, the Bishop quickly took the photograph of the Son of Man, using his android phone (handset). When he looked at what he captured, it was nothing but the Headstone; the Godhead. 

4. We searched the scriptures only to see the description of the Godhead and that which was captured is exactly the Godhead.

                                            

                      GODHEAD PHOTOGRAPH

5. Dan 7:13-14, KJV. I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

6. Then on the 19th of August 2012 (Sunday), we saw God again showing Himself. Before then, He told us that anytime He would want to magnify His Name, He would show us His original Body. 

7. This Original Body is The Theophany Body. This is the Body in which God that Almighty has been visiting His people in all the ages. It was in this Body He met Abraham as Melchizedek in Genesis 14:18-20.

8. Genesis 14:18-20, KJV. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

9. Melchizedek was the Priest of the Most High, without beginning of days nor ending of days; no father and no mother made unto like the Son of God, abideth a priest continually. 

10. Hebrews 7:1-3, AMP. For this Melchizedek, king of Salem [and] priest of the Most High God, met Abraham as he returned from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, And Abraham gave to him a tenth portion of all [the spoil]. He is primarily, as his name when translated indicates, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, which means king of peace. 

11. Without [record of] father or mother or ancestral line, neither with beginning of days nor ending of life, but, resembling the Son of God, he continues to be a priest without interruption and without successor.

12. Hebrews 7:1-3, LB. This Melchizedek was king of the city of Salem and also a priest of the Most High God. When Abraham was returning home after winning a great battle against many kings, Melchizedek met him and blessed him; then Abraham took a tenth of all he had won in the battle and gave it to Melchizedek.

13. Melchizedek’s name means “Justice,” so he is the King of Justice; and he is also the King of Peace because of the name of his city, Salem, which means “Peace.” Melchizedek had no father or mother and there is no record of any of his ancestors. He was never born and he never died but his life is like that of the Son of God—a priest forever.

14. Hebrews 7:20-21, AMP. And it was not without the taking of an oath [that Christ was made Priest], For those who formerly became priests received their office without its being confirmed by the taking of an oath by God, but this One was designated and addressed and saluted with an oath, The Lord has sworn and will not regret it or change His mind, You are a Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

15. Hebrews 7:20-21, LB. God took an oath that Christ would always be a Priest, although he never said that of other priests. Only to Christ he said, “The Lord has sworn and will never change his mind: You are a Priest forever, with the rank of Melchizedek.”

16. In this Theophany Body, the Original Body, He appeared to Manoah and wife, to mention but a few. In this Theophany Body, Christ appeared, after His resurrection, to the two men. Cleopas and his friend, on their way to Emmaus. 

17. Luke 24:13-31, KJV.  And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 

18. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? 

19. And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 

20. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 

21. And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. 

22. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. 

23. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. 

24. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

25. He demonstrated the Original Body before all of us to show us our End Point; The End of all we are doing in our worshipping God; that we must all end it up putting on this same original Body. 

26. A day before that 19th August 2012, the Son of Man told some elders that were with Him in His rented apartment at 20 Benjamin Street, Onitsha, Anambra State, that He would be in the fellowship early the following day (Sunday 19th August 2012) to look into two serious cases that would rock the foundation of this Faith if not well handled. 

27. On that day 19th August 2012, those elders came early and opened the fellowship hall. Already, the altar and the pulpit were made ready and the brethren admiring the decorations in the altar, decided to take photographs of the altar with their android phones. 

28. One elder, a teacher, Brother Amankem Uwakwe, equally took the photograph. When he looked at what he captured, lo and behold, the Original Body of the Elohim, the Almighty God, appeared. 

29. The Son of Man said He would be in the fellowship hall before every human being. When the elders came, they did not see anybody in the fellowship but the pinhole camera picked the Owner of the Church very much in His position, the pulpit, standing there and watching the congregation: 

30. In that Theophany Body, nobody saw Him with his or her physical eyes. Translation of our mortal bodies is a reality, having immortal bodies (bodies that will enable us to appear and disappear without being seen by ordinary human eyes) is real. He has therefore brought immortality into focus. 

31. 2 Timothy 1:8-10, KJV. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace; 

32. Which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

33. 2 Timothy 1:8-10, AMP. Do not blush or be ashamed then, to testify to and for our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for His sake, but [with me] take your share of the suffering [to which the preaching] of the Gospel [may expose you, and do it] in the power of God. 

34. [For it is He] Who delivered and saved us and called us with a calling in itself holy and leading to holiness [to a life of consecration, a vocation of holiness]; [He did it] not because of anything of merit that we have done, but because of and to further His own purpose and grace (unmerited favor) which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago].

35. [It is that purpose and grace] which He now has made known and has fully disclosed and made real [to us] through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, Who annulled death and made it of no effect and brought life and immortality (immunity from eternal death) to light through the Gospel.

36. When He has revealed this thing, which is the genuine hope of every genuine believer of Christ, it is the ultimate goal of the true Messiah. Let it be very clear to all and sundry, the putting on of immortality was never revealed or demonstrated by anybody anywhere on the surface of this earth before now.

37. It is only in this Messiah that the entire world should be saved. These are facts that can never be annulled! If any man believes, accepts, recognizes Him, definitely such will receive the bountiful blessings from Him and the most important is eternal life, putting on immortal body. 

38. There are so many other manifestations of the Deity (The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena) that we cannot pen down here. Do we talk about the more sure Word of Prophecy—Being the Full Word of God, which is God Himself? 

39. This more sure Word of Prophecy is the most authentic vindication of God for the scripture says that whosoever the Lord sends speaks the Word of God for God does not give him His (God's) Spirit by measure but in fullness. 

40. John 3:34, KJV. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

41. All that claim to be Messiahs they never had any prophecy that they are the Messiah, the never came with the Word of God; they never had the unfailing sign of God's vindication which is the Cloud. 

42. The only true Messiah that has ever come was Jesus Christ and it was the Spirit of Christ (Messiah) in Him that made him God. Yet, He came for the lost sheep of Israel and then from there, then entire mankind would be blessed. 

43. He was killed because the Jews felt disappointed In Him because they had been expecting a Messiah, Saviour that would deliver them politically and socially from the Roman government and bondage. 

44. They expected a political Messiah but Jesus Christ told Pilate that His kingdom was not of this world. They killed Him. Before He died, He promised that He would be back to earth and He will establish His kingdom here on earth. He would not answer Jesus when He comes. 

45. Muhammad said it, He would assume a different body,

46. "Before pondering over these traditions of the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, regarding the advent of the Messiah and Mahdi, it must be kept in view that the Holy Quran as well as the traditions of the Holy Prophet are unanimous in their verdict that Jesus, son of Mary, has died his natural death. 

47. Further, the Holy Quran and the traditions of the Holy Prophet both are in unison that the dead never return to life in this transitory world of ours.

48. Hence, when it is narrated in the traditions that Jesus son of Mary will come, it should not be taken literally but rather should be understood in the metaphorical sense as has been interpreted by a scholar of great repute and regenerator of his century, Mohyyud Din IbnArabi, when he says: 'His descent in later ages will be with a DIFFERENT body.'" (TafsirAraisul Bayan, Vol.1, p.262)

49. The Scripture (Bible) said He would have a new Name. 

50. Revelation 3:12, KJV. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 

51. So, Christ (Messiah) has come, having new body and a new name, Apostle Peter Odoemena. He has come and demonstrated His characteristics and they are all divine. 



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SCRIPTURAL COMMISSION OF THE SON OF MAN, APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA


The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena was revealed with the following scriptural commission like William Branham, John the Baptist, Saint Paul and even the Lord Jesus Christ.

2. “Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. 

3. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles.” Isaiah 42:1-6 (KJV).

4. And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. 

5. Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee”. Isaiah 49:6-7 (KJV)

6. For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. Acts 13:47 (KJV).

7. “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters”. Rev. 14:6-7 (KJV).

8. “Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed in a cloud, with a rainbow (halo) over his head; and his face was like the sun, and his feet (legs) were like columns of fire; 2 and he had a little book (scroll) open in his hand. He set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, 

9. And he shouted with a loud voice like the roaring of a lion; and when he had shouted, the seven thunders gave voice and uttered their message in distinct words. And when the seven thunders had spoken (sounded), I was going to write [it down], but I heard a voice from heaven saying, Seal up what the seven thunders have said! Do not write it down! 

10. Then the [mighty] angel whom I had seen stationed on sea and land raised his right hand to heaven (the sky), And swore in the name of (by) Him Who lives forever and ever, Who created the heavens (sky) and all they contain and the earth and all that it contains, and the sea and all that it contains. [He swore] that no more time should intervene and there should be no more waiting or delay.” Rev. 10:1-6 (AMP).

11. “I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. 

12. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;” Rev. 1:10-14 (KJV).

13. “9I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed”. Dan. 7:9, 14 (KJV).


PROPHECIES OF WILLIAM MARION BRANHAM ABOUT THE SON OF MAN, APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA, THE REVEALED CHRIST

14. Let us hear some of the prophecies of the prophet William Marion Branham concerning this Christ (this Man) whose coming he foreran:

15. My Mission On Earth Is To Forerun The On-Coming Word

16. My mission I believe to the earth is what? Is to forerun the coming Word (see?) the coming Word which is Christ. And Christ in Him has the millennium and has everything right there because He is the Word (see?). (The Spoken Word Is The Original Seed, page 20, para. 1).

17. It Is Africa First: There Lays God's Eternal Word

18. My meetings haven't been what they should been for past two years. It's because I've failed the Lord. He told me to go to Africa and then to India. Here it is written right here in the back of this book right now. And the manager called me, said, “Let them Afrikaans go, India is ready!” The Holy Spirit met me, said, “You'll go to Africa like I told you to.” 

19. And another year passed. And the managers… I forgot about it, he said, we're going to India, tickets are already here. I started off, I forgot it till I got to Lisbon. One night that … I thought I was dying. The next morning I was started to go over to the bathroom to take a bath. Oh, I was so sick, I could hardly stand up. There that Light hanging there in the bathroom, said, “I thought I told you to go to Africa first.” 

20. My meetings has been slowly failing since that time. Though I went to India with nearly half a million stand up there, but that wasn't doing what God said do. And I feel that my meetings will never be a success until I go right straight back and make that thing right. 

21. NO MATTER WHAT I DO, IT IS AFRICA FIRST, 'CAUSE YOU'VE GOT TO DO IT. THERE LAYS GOD'S ETERNAL WORD LAYING THERE. I KNOW BETTER THAN THAT. 

22. But I've got to go back. And I feel that this coming year is the time that I'll crawl out of the shell by the help of the Lord. This glorious old gospel who's been growing easy, like an Oak tree, but I believe she's about ready to spread forth her branches again. I believe it, this great message and great thing. I believe that the Lord will let us shake the world again for the glory of God. (Hebrews Chapter 7, part 1, page 295-296).

23. The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena is indeed the Word. He is the Word made flesh in this generation. He has the Word, the spoken Word for the hour. Whatever He says stands and He creates things with the Word of His mouth as the very Creator of all things according to Col. 1:15-17.

24. 15Christ is the exact likeness of the unseen God. He existed before God made anything at all,[a] and, in fact, 16 Christ himself is the Creator who made everything in heaven and earth, the things we can see and the things we can't; the spirit world with its kings and kingdoms, its rulers and authorities; all were made by Christ for his own use and glory. 17 He was before all else began and it is his power that holds everything together. Colossians 1:15-17 (LB).

25. That was why in 1994, when He (The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, The Christ of today, The Word made flesh) touched on the mystery of the seven Thunders and the mystery of the seven seals, something happened in His office at the Federal Ministry of Employment, Labour and Productivity, Onitsha. While in the office, He was just speaking and explaining a little to His wife before the main exposition or teaching, the voice went forth from him, “See the dove!”

26. Lo and behold a giant dove appeared into His office. The dove was held and even taken to His residence very close to His office. Many people saw the dove which felt very comfortable in the hands of the Son of Man and refused to go. When the Son of Man threw her up into the sky, she flew up and came back to His hand. She finally flew away late that evening only by the spoken word when the Son of Man ordered her thus, “My Friend, you can go”, she then flew away. 

27. It is worthy of note that before this incident, Bishop Obadiah of the Household of God at Aba in Abia State, had a dream where the Son of Man was explaining to us that the dove in His hand and the one in heaven were the same.

28. That Last Little Sheep May Be A Black One: There is one little sheep out here somewhere and he will not be satisfied until that one comes in the fold. By the help of God, and by a vision, and Thus Saith The Lord, I'm returning across the sea. THAT LAST LITTLE SHEEP MAY BE A BLACK ONE, down there, for all that I know… where they don't even think they have a soul, but God knows different. (The Easter Seal, page 40, 4/10/65. Phoenix Arizona).

29. The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, is from Uvuru Mbaise in South East Nigeria. Uvuru Mbaise was actually a very big jungle in 1955 when the Son of Man was born.

30. The Prophet Branham indeed saw that nobody would think a soul was there. The Prophet saw God's Eternal Word lying there in that body.

31. The Angel That Visited Bro Branham: Then along in the night, at about the ELEVENTH HOUR, I had quit praying and was sitting up when I noticed a light flickering in the room. Thinking someone was coming with a flashlight, I looked out of the window, but there was no one, and when I looked back, the light was spreading out on the floor, becoming wider. 

32. Now I know this seems very strange to you, as it did to me also. As the light was spreading, of course I became excited and started from the chair, but as I looked up, there hung that great star. However, it did not have five points like a star, but looked more like a ball of fire or light shining down upon the floor. 

33. Just then I heard someone walking across the floor, which startled me again, as I knew of no one who would be coming there besides myself. Now, coming through the light, I saw the feet of a man coming toward me, as naturally as you would walk to me. HE APPEARED TO BE A MAN WHO, IN HUMAN WEIGHT, WOULD WEIGH ABOUT TWO HUNDRED POUNDS, CLOTHED IN A WHITE ROBE. 

34. HE HAD A SMOOTH FACE, “NO BEARD”, DARK HAIR HANGING DOWN TO HIS SHOULDERS, RATHER DARK – COMPLEXIONED, WITH A VERY PLEASANT COUNTENANCE, AND COMING CLOSER, HIS EYES CAUGHT WITH MINE. Seeing how fearful I was, he began to speak. 

35. “Fear not, I AM SENT FROM THE PRESENCE OF ALMIGHTY GOD TO TELL YOU THAT YOUR PECULIAR AND YOUR MISUNDERSTOOD WAYS HAVE BEEN TO INDICATE THAT GOD SENT YOU TO TAKE A GIFT OF DIVINE HEALING TO THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD. If you will be sincere and GET THE PEOPLE TO BELIEVE YOU, nothing shall stand before your prayer, not even cancer.” 

36. Words cannot express how I felt. He told me many things which I do not have space to record here. He told me how I would be able to detect diseases by vibrations on my hand. He went away, but I HAVE SEEN HIM SEVERAL TIMES SINCE THEN. 

37. He has appeared to me perhaps once or twice within the space of six months and has spoken with me. A few times he has APPEARED VISIBLY IN THE PRESENCE OF OTHERS. I do not know who he is. I ONLY KNOW THAT HE IS A MESSENGER OF GOD TO ME. (From the Book: William Branham, A Man Sent From God/pg. 77, 78).

38. The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena has proved beyond doubt that He is that Angel that visited the Prophet William Branham as a dark complexioned Being for He, The Son of Man, is the One in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks of Rev 1:13; 

39. 13And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. Revelation 1:13 (KJV), and who had the seven stars in His hand. 

40. (Rev. 1:16); 16And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. Revelation 1:16 (KJV).

41. He is the One who gave the seven church messengers, and William Branham was the last (7th) one, the inspiration to do what they did. So, He actually came to the Prophet and inspired him. Anybody can compare the description of that Angel as given by the Prophet Branham with the Theophany (Original) Body assumed by the Son of Man on 19th August, 2012 and made visible by the pinhole camera of an android phone.

42. This Theophany Body is the Immortal Body the Lord Jesus Christ had after His resurrection, a body that could enter a room that is locked, a body that can travel to anywhere without restrictions, yet it is not visible to human eyes.

43. The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, instructed some elders that came to Him on 18th August, 2012 (Saturday) to be early to fellowship on Sunday, 19th August, 2012 and that He Himself would come to the fellowship very early that day 19th August 2012 to look into some problems that might shake the foundation of the ministry if not handled well.

44. The Elders obeyed that instruction and came to fellowship very early, opened the fellowship hall and entered. They saw no physical human being inside the hall. They admired the decoration of the altar and took photograph of the decorated altar with their android phones, not knowing that the Owner of the Bride Church, in keeping with His Word, was already leaning on the pulpit even before they came in. 

45. Yet, His physical body, as a Man, was in His house at 20 Benjamin Street, Onitsha while His Theophany Body was in the fellowship; not visible to any human eyes of our Elders. When they examined what they photographed, lo and behold, The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, in His Theophany Body, is seen standing behind the sacred desk (pulpit), leaning on  

Photograph capturing the Original Body (Theophany Body) of the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Owner of the Church, on 19th August 2012. The Prophet saw the Son of Man as the black skinned Being. The same Dark Skinned Being visited the Prophet.

46. This is the Angel that came to Prophet William Marion Branham. This is The Great Jehovah, the Ancient of Days, the Great I Am, The Resurrected Christ that has come to earth again to take home those that are eagerly and patiently waiting for Him.

HEAR PROPHET BRANHAM AGAIN:

47. “It may be time. It may be the hour now, that this great person that we're expecting to rise on the scene may rise on the scene. Maybe this ministry that I have tried to take people back to the Word has laid a foundation; and if it has, I'll be leaving you for good. 

48. There won't be two of us here the same time. If it is, he will increase, I'll decrease. I don't know. But I have been privileged by God to look and see what it was – unfold to that much. Now, that is the truth”. (William Marion Branham. Revelation of the Seven Seals. Page 567.)

49. Look at what John the Baptist said about Christ in His first coming:

50. “And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. 

51. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease”. John 3:26-30 (KJV).

52. John the Baptist declared publicly that he was not the Christ. He said that He, Christ, would increase while he, John the Baptist, would decrease. The same Spirit spoke in William Branham and said that the great Person he (Branham) was expecting to rise on the scene may rise on the scene. 

53. He said he was laying a foundation for the great Person to step on and if He the Christ would come, he Branham, would leave us for good, that the two of them would not be on the scene at the same time but if at all they would be on the scene at the same time, he (Branham) would decrease while that great Person (Christ) would increase! Same voice! This is very clear. This Great Person is Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Son of Man, Christ, the Word made flesh!


PROPHET BRANHAM CONTINUES:

54. “So I've watched for something. Has it slipped by us in humility and we've missed it? Is it gone and the church is left in her sins? If that be so, then it's later than you think. If not, then there's coming one with a Message that's straight on the Bible, and quick work will circle the earth. 

55. The seeds will go in newspapers, reading material, until every predestinated seed of God has heard it. None of them will come unless the Father has drawed them, and everyone the Father has drawed will hear It and come. That'll be, the predestinated Seed will hear the Word”. (COD - Conduct Order Doctrine. Vol. II. Page 724. Para 179).

56. The Prophet saw One coming with a message straight on the Bible and quick work that will encircle the earth, the seeds will go in newspapers, reading materials, till every predestinated seed of God has heard it. This is fully fulfilled by the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena. 

57. The messages of the Son of Man have gone round the whole earth through the help of the internet and can be accessed in the following websites:

www.brideofchristministryworldwide.org

www.previewofbrideofchristministry.org

www.chroniclesofbridalfaithworldwide.org

E-mail Address: enquiry@brideofchristministryworldwide.org

58. Every country on this earth has access to these messages and every week, thousands of people, both Muslims, Hindus, Jews (Judaism), so called Atheists, Christians, the Vatican City etc. rush to these websites, reading these messages. Therefore, the prophecy of William Branham as quoted above is fulfilled! The same way, the prophecy of Jesus Christ in Mathew 24:14 is also fulfilled.

59. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come”. Matt 24:14 (KJV). 

60. It is said that a Prophet is honoured everywhere except in his own country and among his brethren. Yet, the Son of Man Apostle Peter Odoemena has so revealed the Personality in Him that His nuclear family members are fully convinced that this is the Almighty God in human form.

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THE DIFFERENT MESSENGERS FROM THE DIFFERENT AGES/FAITHS ALL POINT TO ONE PERSON, GOD AT THE END TIME—THE MESSIAH¬—APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA, THE SON OF MAN


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ebrews 1:1-3, LB. Long ago God spoke in many different ways to our fathers through the prophets, in visions, dreams, and even face to face, telling them little by little about his plans.

2. But now in these days he has spoken to us through his Son to whom he has given everything and through whom he made the world and everything there is.

3. God’s Son shines out with God’s glory, and all that God’s Son is and does marks him as God. He regulates the universe by the mighty power of his command. He is the one who died to cleanse us and clear our record of all sin, and then sat down in highest honor beside the great God of heaven.

4. Hebrews 1:1-3, AMP. In many separate revelations each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets,

5. [But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order].

6. He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. 

7. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,

8. 1 Peter 1:10-12, LB. This salvation was something the prophets did not fully understand. Though they wrote about it, they had many questions as to what it all could mean. 

9. They wondered what the Spirit of Christ within them was talking about, for he told them to write down the events which, since then, have happened to Christ: his suffering, and his great glory afterwards. And they wondered when and to whom all this would happen.

10. They were finally told that these things would not occur during their lifetime, but long years later, during yours. And now at last this Good News has been plainly announced to all of us. 

11. It was preached to us in the power of the same heaven-sent Holy Spirit who spoke to them; and it is all so strange and wonderful that even the angels in heaven would give a great deal to know more about it.

12. BRIDAL COMPENDIUM VOLUME 2. Page 7. In all ages, God has been speaking through His Messengers He has sent with a portion of light, a portion of revelation of the truth.

13. So all these prophets, messengers, have come to different ages with portions of truth to help mankind find his way back to his Maker, God. 

14. Therefore, in all the religious groups, organizations, sects, faiths, there are portions of the truth. Truth is truth wherever it is found.

15. Many of the Faiths have good intentions and most of the people adhering to such Faiths are sincere. They may be sincerely wrong but one thing is clear, Almighty God knows that they are there.

16. It should also be noted that God is not partial. He is benevolent and accessible to all that He has created. The scripture says that God is no respecter of any person but that in all nations, whoever that lives right, that fears Him, is acceptable to Him.

17. ACTS 10:34-35, KJV. “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.”

18. Acts 10:34-35, AMP. “Opening his mouth, Peter said: “Most certainly I understand now that God is not one to show partiality [to people as though Gentiles were excluded from God's blessing], but in every nation the person who fears God and does what is right [by seeking Him] is acceptable and welcomed by Him.” 

19. Acts 10:34-35, LB. “Then Peter replied, “I see very clearly that the Jews are not God's only favorites! In every nation he has those who worship him and do good deeds and are acceptable to him.” 

20. Acts 10:34-35, GNB. “Peter began to speak: “I now realize that it is true that God treats everyone on the same basis. Those who fear him and do what is right are acceptable to him, no matter what race they belong to.”

21. God says He will gather all nations and they shall speak one united language which is Hebrew.

22. ZEPHANIAH 3:8-9, LB. “But the Lord says, “Be patient; the time is coming soon when I will stand up and accuse these evil nations. For it is my decision to gather together the kingdoms of the earth and pour out my fiercest anger and wrath upon them. 

23. All the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. “At that time I will change the speech of my returning people to pure Hebrew so that all can worship the Lord together.” 

HINDU REVELATION

24. Quote — "The Hindu says: If God wished to hide. God would choose man to hide in." That is the last place man would look for God.

BUDDHIST PROPHECIES

25. HINDU REVELATION ABOUT MAHDI, CHRIST, KRISHNA, SHAH-BAHRAM, KALKI, MAITRAYA, MUHAMMAD, AVATAR, etc.

26. One World, One Humanity, One Savior, One God. HE COMES AS…THE MAITREYA (Buddhist Prophecies)

27. “At that period, brethren, there will arise in the world an Exalted One named Maitreya, Fully Awakened, abounding in wisdom and goodness, happy, with knowledge of the worlds, unsurpassed as a guide to mortals willing to be led, a teacher for gods and men, an Exalted One, a Buddha, even as I am now.

28. He, by himself, will thoroughly know and see, as it were face to face, this universe, with Its worlds of the spirits, Its Brahmas and Its Maras, and Its world of recluses and Brahmins, of princes and peoples, even as I now, by myself, thoroughly know and see them” (Digha Nikaya, 26).

29. This prophecy by Guatama Buddha is very ambiguous, that is to say, it has very few details that allow us to probe into it and extract details that predict when Maitreya will come.

30. But there are a few Buddhist prophecies that are more specific to the time when the Maitreya will arise:   “After my decease, first will occur the five disappearances.

31. And what are the five disappearances?  The disappearance of attainments [to Nirvana], the disappearance of the method [inability to practice wisdom, insight and the four purities of moral habit], the disappearance of learning [loss of men who follow the Dharma], the disappearance of the symbols [the outward forms, the robes and practices of Buddhism], the disappearance of the relics...”

32. “Then when the Dispensation of the perfect Buddha is 5,000 years old, the relics, not receiving reverence and honor will go to places where they can receive them... 

33. This, Sariputta, is called the disappearance of relics” (The Surangama Sutra).

34. The above passage clearly predicts, as so many other religions of the world have, that when society degrades and God (and His religion) are thought of as second to intellectualism, then the Savior will appear.

35. Likewise, in the Bible, we find the confusion that must take place before the coming of the Messiah, and in THOTH we find an explanation for it: 

36. “‘Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.  Even so. Amen.’ (Rev. 1:7).  ‘Cloud’ means confusion.  He comes whenever confusion comes to humanity.

37. “When righteousness is weak and faints and unrighteousness exults in pride [confusion], then my Soul arises on earth.

38. HINDU REVELATION ABOUT MAHDI, CHRIST, KRISHNA, SHAH-BAHRAM, KALKI, MAITRAYA, MUHAMMAD, AVATAR, etc. Page 7:10. (Bhagavad-Gita 4:7)”

MORMONS

39. In the words of Adam Smith in THE BOOK OF MORMON, 2 Nephi chapter 32 verse 6 reads thus,“Behold this is the doctrine of Christ, and there will be no more doctrine given until after he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh, And when he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh the things which he shall say unto you shall ye observe to do.”

40. “For behold, the time cometh, and is no far distant, that with power, the Lord Omnipresent who reigneth; who was, and is from all eternity; to all eternity, shall come down from heaven among the children of men, and shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay, and shall go forth among men.” BOOK OF MORMON (Mosiah chapter 3 verse 5)

41. “Have they not said that God himself should come down among the children of men, and take upon him the form of man, and go forth in mighty power upon the face of the earth?” BOOK OF MORMON, (Mosiah chapter 13 verse 34)

42. “And because he said unto them that Christ was the God, the Father of all things, and that He should take upon Him the image of man, and it should be the image after which man was created in the beginning; or in other words, he said that man was created after the image of God, and that God should come down among the children of men, and take upon Him flesh and blood and go forth upon the face of the earth..” BOOK OF MORMON, (Mosiah chapter 7 verse 27)

43. “And now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem His people. 

44. And because He dwelleth in flesh He shall be called the son of God, and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the son. BOOK OF MORMON, (Mosiah chapter 15 verse 1-3)

GURU NANAK

45. According to Guru Nanak Dev “God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form.”www.azquotes.com

BOOK OF EDEN

46. “But I will, when I shall come down from heaven, and shall become flesh of thy seed, and take upon me the infirmity from when thou suffereth, then the darkness that come upon me in grave, when I am in the flesh of thy seed. 

47. And I who am without years, shall be subject to the reckoning of years, of time, of months, and of days, and I shall be reckoned as one of the sons of men in order to save thee”. THE BOOK OF EDEN chapter 14 verses 4 through 5.

ISLAM

48. The Holy Quran states that the Messiah would come and that Messiah is Jesus (Isa), the Son of Maryam.

49. In the Holy QURAN, WHEREVER IT SAYS, JESUS, ISA, IT IS TALKING ABOUT CHRIST, MESSIAH, THE SON OF MAN. All the future references are talking about Christ coming again to the world (Second Coming of Christ in human body. 

50. THAT BODY IS NOT JESUS' BODY but another Human Body He has prepared for Himself to dwell in.

51. "[And mention] when the angels said, "O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary - distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah]. 

52. He will speak to the people in the cradle and in maturity and will be of the righteous." She said, "My Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?" 

53. [The angel] said, "Such is Allah ; He creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, 'Be,' and it is. 

54. And He will teach him writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel. And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], 

55. 'Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah. 

56. And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead - by permission of Allah. And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. 

57. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers. And [I have come] confirming what was before me of the Torah and to make lawful for you some of what was forbidden to you. 

58. And I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, so fear Allah and obey me. Indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. 

59. That is the straight path." But when Jesus felt [persistence in] disbelief from them, he said, "Who are my supporters for [the cause of] Allah ?" 

60. The disciples said," We are supporters for Allah . We have believed in Allah and testify that we are Muslims [submitting to Him]. 

61. Our Lord, we have believed in what You revealed and have followed the messenger Jesus, so register us among the witnesses [to truth]." ,And the disbelievers planned, but Allah planned. 

62. And Allah is the best of planners. [Mention] when Allah said, "O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in submission to Allah alone] superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. 

63. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ.” (HOLY QURAN. Surah 3:45-55)

64. “O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. 

65. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. 

66. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, "Three"; desist - it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. 

67. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs. 

68. Never would the Messiah disdain to be a servant of Allah, nor would the angels near [to Him]. And whoever disdains His worship and is arrogant - He will gather them to Himself all together.” (HOLY QURAN. Surah 4:171-172)

69. The Quran is replete with verses talking about the Messiah/Christ.

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Remember that Prophet Muhammad was born in 570 AD in Mecca, Arabia (Present Saudi Arabia). That was after Jesus Christ had been crucified, died and resurrected.

2. It is therefore clear that all the prophecies by Muhammad and the Quran about Jesus, Isa, are futuristic. They are talking about the Messiah that would come, that is, the Son Of Man at the end of the age.

3. That is the same Christ but He will not answer Jesus; He will not have the same body as Jesus. These are explicit in the following verses:

4. “One hadith states: 'Hazrat Mahdi (as) will come. There will be a cloud just above his head. There will be an angel there who will cry out: This is Hazrat Mahdi (as), follow him…”

5. “Hz Ali ibn Ali Talib says: The promised Mahdi (as) will be descended from me and will appear in the End Times. THERE IS NO OTHER MAHDI AWAITED BY ANY OTHER NATION APART FROM HIM.” (Isbat al-Hudat, vol. 7, p. 148.) 

6. “In this hadith, our Prophet (saas) tells us that MUSLIMS, JEWS and CHRISTIANS are all awaiting the same Saviour, and that ALL THREE FAITHS ARE AWAITING HAZRAT MAHDI (as).”

7. “When Jesus (upon whom be peace) comes, NOT EVERYONE WILL KNOW HIM TO BE THE TRUE JESUS. HIS ELECT AND THOSE CLOSE TO HIM WILL RECOGNIZE HIM THROUGH THE LIGHT OF BELIEF. 

8. IT WILL NOT BE SELF-EVIDENT SO THAT EVERYONE WILL RECOGNIZE HIM…” (Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, 15th Letters Second Current).

9. “Before pondering over these traditions of the holy prophet, peace be upon him, regarding the advent of the Messiah and Mahdi, it must be kept in view that the Holy Quran as well as the traditions of the Holy Prophet are unanimous in their verdict that Jesus, son of Mary, has died his natural death. 

10. Further, the Holy Quran and the traditions of the Holy Prophet both are in unison that the dead never return to life in this transitory world of ours. 

11. Hence, when it is narrated in the traditions that Jesus son of Mary will come, it should not be taken literally but rather should be understood in the metaphorical sense as has been interpreted by a scholar of great repute and regenerator of his century, Mohyyud Din IbnArabi, when he says: “His descent in later ages will be with a DIFFERENT body.” (TafsirAraisul Bayan, Vol. 1, p. 262).

12. “The teachings of prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) explains that Jesus Christ is coming this time to propagate the Word of God and importantly to do things he was unable to do during his lifetime on earth due to the direction and assignment given to him by his Master, Allah. 

13. But his second coming will give him the chance to marry and give birth to children. The second coming of Jesus Christ signifies the end of time and there will be a great fight between him and Dajjal (anti-Christ) and Christ will overcome”. ….. “And (Jesus) shall

14. be a sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of judgment): Therefore, have no doubt about the (Hour) but follow ye me; this is a straight way”. (Surah 43. 61)

15. “It is related that our Prophet (saas) said: The Hour will not come until the Quaim [Hazrat Mahdi (as)], my descendant, appears. 

16. This will be at a time permitted by Allah. Those who follow him will be saved, while those who hang back will be perished. 

a. servants of Allah! Fear Allah: WHEN HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) APPEARS, ABANDON EVERYTHING AND RUN TO HIM BY ALL POSSIBLE MEANS because he is the caliph of Allah and my heir.” (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 51, p. 65; Al-Hurr al-Amili, Ithbath al-Hudat, Vol. 6, p. 382).

17. “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. 

18. 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. 

19. 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).

20. “The Prophet of God said: “During that time, THE MOSQUES WILL BE BEAUTIFUL AND FLOURISHING BUT THEY WILL BE DEVOID OF GUIDANCE AND ENLIGHTENMENT.” (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 2, p. 190).

21. THE GRAIL MESSAGE BY ABDRUSHIN.

22. Ever since the crime committed against the Son of God, the Bringer of Truth, Jesus of Nazareth, the fact that men did not recognize the most significant prophecy for mankind made by the greatest of all prophets, has weighed upon mankind like a curse, and even today they stand before it unwittingly as if wearing a dense blindfold. 

23. The terrible consequence of this will be that a great part of mankind will stumble towards destruction, past the only possibility of rescue from being cast away.

24. This is the prophecy of the Coming of the Son of Man, which the Son of God, under the constant attacks upon Him by the masses who, standing in the Darkness, naturally hated the Bringer of Truth, held out as a star of hope and also as a serious warning. 

25. The same wave of erring feelings and thoughts, which prevented the recognition of the Son of God as such, also confused the ability to understand the importance of this prophecy even at the time it was made. 

26. The human spirit was too dark and far too conceited to still be able to receive such high Divine Messages undimmed. Messages coming from a height above their own sphere of origin passed them by without leaving any impression. 

27. A real understanding of this Message would have required a belief based on conscious conviction, which not even His followers were capable of at the time. 

28. The soil upon which the words of the Redeemer fell still remained much too wildly overgrown. 

29. Furthermore, the momentous, deeply moving emotional upheavals of life in the Savior’s environment were compressed into only a few years, whereby all their feelings were bound to be concentrated on the Person of Jesus, so that when He spoke of another Person in the distant future it was not regarded as such but was again interwoven with Him personally.

30. Thus the error has lived on in the views of men until the present day, because the unbelievers did not bother themselves about the Savior’s words, while the believers, just because of their belief, forcibly suppressed every serious criticism of the transmissions out of holy awe and concern that they must not offend these words of the Savior. 

31. But in doing so they overlooked the fact that they were not His own real and original words, but merely transmissions, written down long after His life on earth. 

32. Thus the words were naturally subject to unconscious modifications through the human intellect and personal opinions. 

33. Surely there is a certain greatness in this reverential upholding of purely human transmissions, and therefore no reproach shall be made.

34. All this, however, does not prevent the hampering consequences of erroneous beliefs which have arisen through faulty transmissions, because the Laws of Reciprocal Action cannot be overthrown even in this case. 

35. Even if the only effect of such errors is to raise bars which obstruct the human spirit in its further ascent, this still constitutes a fateful standstill and lack of progress as long as the liberating Word of Enlightenment cannot come to life within them. 

36. Jesus spoke of the Coming of the Son of Man as the last possibility of salvation, and also pointed out that with His Coming the Judgment would commence and that those who are still not willing, in other words, who, because of their own stubbornness or indolence, are not ready to accept enlightenment, would be irretrievably cast out. 

37. This leads to the conclusion that there will be no further opportunity for consideration and decision. 

38. It is also unmistakably an announcement of great tribulations to come which will bring to an end a period of patient forbearance. 

39. This in turn attests to the impending struggle of the Light against all darkness, which must end with the forced destruction of all darkness.

40. It is not to be assumed that all these events will coincide with human expectations, wishes and conceptions, because all past happenings indicate to the contrary. 

41. Never as yet have human ideas agreed with the manifestations of the Divine Will. 

42. Reality was always different than the ideas of men, and only long afterwards did the recognition of what had happened dawn on them. 

43. Nor is there any hope that it will be different this time, because human ideas and views have gained nothing in comparison with former times. 

44. On the contrary they have become even much more “realistic.” The Son of Man! A veil is still shrouding Him and His time. 

45. While a vague sense of anticipation awakens in many a spirit, a longing for the Day of His Coming, many of those who feel this longing will probably pass Him by unawares and will not wish to know Him, because their expectations made them believe in a different kind of fulfillment. 

46. It is only with great difficulty that man can get used to the idea that, in obedience to the Law of God, a Divine Being on earth cannot differ outwardly from human beings themselves. 

47. Man insists on picturing the Divine in supernatural form only, and yet he has unfortunately so fettered himself that he would not be capable of recognizing aright what is supernatural, much less would he be able to bear it. Nor is this even necessary at all!

48. The man who seeks the Will of his God in the Natural Laws of all Creation will soon recognize it therein, and finally realize that the Divine can come to him only on the paths of these adamantine laws, not otherwise. 

49. As a result such a person will become vigilant and will carefully scrutinize everything he meets on these paths, but only with a view to the Divine Laws and not with regard to human opinions. 

50. Thus he will recognize at the right hour Him Who brings liberation in the Word. Through his personal examination of what is brought, and not through the clamor of the masses.

51. It will have occurred already to every thinking person that the Son of God and the Son of Man cannot be one! The difference is quite clearly expressed in the words themselves.

52. During His mission and incarnation on earth, the pure Divinity of the Son of God bore within It, precisely because of its pure Divine nature, the precondition and inevitable necessity of reuniting with Divinity. 

53. In the natural order of things there is simply no other possibility. This is also confirmed by the Son of God Himself when He referred to His “Becoming One with the Father” and His “being reunited with the Father.” 

54. For this reason the Son of God’s Mission as Mediator between the Godhead and Creation could only last a limited time. 

55. The Son of God who, being purely Divine, absolutely must, through the power of attraction of the stronger homogeneity, be drawn back to His Divine origin where He is forced to remain, after discarding anything adhering to Him which is not Divine. 

56. Therefore He could not remain the eternal Mediator between the Godhead and the Creation with mankind. 

57. Thus, through the reunion of the Son of God and the Father, a new chasm would have arisen, and the Mediator between pure Divinity and Creation would again have been missing. 

58. The Son of God Himself proclaimed to mankind the Coming of the Son of Man, Who will then remain the eternal Mediator between the Divine and Creation. This expresses the sublime love of the Creator for His Creation.

59. The difference between the Son of Man and the Son of God is that, though born out of the purely Divine, the Son of Man was at the same time connected with the Sphere of Conscious Spiritual Substantiality, so that it is as if He stands simultaneously with one foot in the Divine and with the other in the highest part of Conscious Spiritual Substantiality. 

60. He is a part of each, and thus forms the eternal bridge between the Divine and the summit of Creation. This connection, however, involves the imperative of remaining separated from the pure Divine, yet in spite of this, permits, even requires admittance to Divinity.

61. The spiritual adjunct to the Divine merely prevents a reunion which would otherwise be unavoidable. 

62. Mankind will hardly ever grasp the fact that this is another sacrifice of love on the part of the Creator, and the fulfillment of a promise of such magnitude as only God Himself is capable of giving and fulfilling. 

63. That is the difference between the Son of God and the Son of Man. This also provides the justification for the designation of Son of Man; for in Him a twin-birth occurred, one part as Son from the Divine, and the other part as Son from the Conscious Spiritual, in whose unconscious outermost edges the germ of the human spirit has its origin.

64. The Mission of the Son of Man is the continuation and consummation of the Mission of the Son of God, since the Mission of the Son of God could only be a transient one. 

65. Hence in the continuation and completion it is at the same time a reinforcement of Christ’s mission.

66. Whereas the Son of God was born directly into His earthly Mission, the Son of Man had to traverse a far wider sphere before He could enter into the beginning of His actual Mission. 

67. As a condition for the fulfillment of His task, which in comparison to that of the Son of God was more earthly, the Son of Man, coming as He did from the highest Heights, also had to descend into the deepest depths. 

68. Not only in the beyond but also here on earth, so that He might personally “experience” all the misery and suffering of mankind. 

69. Only then will He be in the position, when His Hour comes, to intervene effectively in their shortcomings and help to bring about change. 

70. For this reason He could not stand aside from the experiences of mankind, but through experiencing the bitter aspects Himself, He had to stand in the midst of them and suffer from them. Again, it was only for the sake of men that His learning period had to be like this. 

71. But people will try to blame Him for just this in order to make His task more difficult, just as they did with Jesus in His time, since such high guidance remains incomprehensible to the human spirit in its narrowness which allows it to judge by external appearances only. 

72. Just what He had to suffer for the sake of men in order to recognize the weakest points in their errors, that is, what He suffered or came to know through His own experiences in the interests of the future welfare of mankind, they will wish to use as stones to throw at Him when their rising hatred is inflamed by the Darkness as it trembles in fear of annihilation.

73. It is not up to human will to someday elect the Son of Man sent by God, but the Power of God will uplift Him at the hour when a helpless, whimpering mankind begs for deliverance. 

74. Then all blasphemy will cease, because horror will silence these mouths, and they will accept willingly all the gifts the Creator offers His creatures through Him. 

75. But he who will not accept them from Him shall be cast out for all eternity.

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 BOOK OF ENOCH 

THE BOOK OF ENOCH. 1 Enoch 46: 1-8 “And there I saw One whose face looked ancient, His head was white like wool, and with him was another being whose countenance had the appearance of a man, and his face was full of graciousness, like one of the holy angels. 

2. And I asked the angel who went with me and showed me all the hidden things, concerning that Son of Man, who he was, and where He came from, and why he went with the Ancient One? 

3. And he answered and said to me: “This is the Son of Man who hath righteousness, with whom dwells righteousness, and who reveals all the treasures of that which is hidden, because the Lord of Spirits hath chosen him, and whose lot has preeminence before the Lord of Spirits in righteousness and is forever. And this Son of Man whom you have seen shall raise up the kings and the mighty from their seats, and the strong from their thrones and loosen the reins of the strong, and break the teeth of the sinners. 

4. And he shall put down the kings from their thrones and kingdoms because they do not exalt and praise Him, nor humbly acknowledge who bestowed their kingdom on them. And He shall make the strong hang their heads, and shall fill them with shame.

5. And darkness shall be their dwelling, and worms shall be their bed, and they shall have no hopes of rising from their beds because they do not exalt the name of the Lord of spirits.” They raise their hands against the Most High and tread on the earth and dwell on it and all their deeds manifest unrighteouness. 

6. Their power rests on their riches and their faith is in their gods which they have made with their hands. They deny the name of the Lord of spirits. And they persecute the houses of His congregations, and the faithful who depend on the name of the Lord of spirits.”

7. Enoch saw One whose face looked Ancient (The Ancient of Days) with His head as white as wool. Then with Him was another Being whose countenance had the appearance of a man and his face was full of graciousness like one of the holy angels.

8. Enoch then asked the angel that went with him and showed him all the hidden things, who that Son of Man was, where he came from and why he went with the Ancient One.

9. The angel told him the man was the Son of Man who hath righteousness, with whom dwells righteousness and who reveals the hidden treasures because the Lord of the Spirits had chosen Him and whose lot has preeminence before the Lord of Spirits in righteousness and is forever. He was told that this Son of Man shall remove kings from their thrones and kingdoms because they do not regard the Lord of Spirits nor praise Him.

10. The Son of Man has righteousness and with Him dwells righteousness. WORE

11. Jer 23: 5-6 KJV. “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

12. “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The Lord our righteousness.” (Jer 33: 14-16 KJV)

13. “ But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” (1 Cor 1: 30 KJV)

14. THE SON OF MAN HAS RIGHTEOUSNESS DWELLING IN HIM AND HE IS CLOTHED WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS, HENCE HE IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE ELECT; THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THEM THAT BELIEVE IN HIM TO THE SAVING OF THEIR SOULS.

15. THE BOOK OF ENOCH. 1 Enoch 48: 2-8, 10. “And at that hour that Son of Man was named in the presence of the Lord of spirits, And His name was brought before the Head of Days. 

16. Even before the sun and the signs were created, before the stars of heaven were made, His name was named before the Lord of spirits. He shall be a staff to the righteous and they shall steady themselves and not fall. 

17. And He shall be the light of the Gentiles, and the hope of those who are troubled of heart. All who dwell on earth shall fall down and worship before him, and will praise and bless and sing and celebrate the Lord of spirits. 

18. And for this reason, He has been chosen and hidden in front of (kept safe by) Him, before the creation of the world and forevermore. 

19. And the wisdom of the Lord of spirits has revealed him to the holy and righteous; For he hath preserved the lot of the righteous, because they have hated and rejected this world of unrighteousness and have hated all its works and ways in the name of the lord of spirits. 

20. For in his name they are saved, and according to his good pleasure, it is He who has regard to their life. In these days, the kings of the earth and the strong who possess the land because of the works of their hands will be shamed, because on the day of their anguish and affliction, they shall not be able to save themselves. And I will give them over into the hands of My elect.”.

21. AND ON THE DAY OF THEIR AFFLICTION THERE SHALL BE REST ON THE EARTH (BECAUSE THE EVIL ONES WILL BE DESTROYED), AND BEFORE HIM THEY SHALL FALL DOWN AND NOT RISE AGAIN, AND THERE SHALL BE NO ONE TO TAKE THEM WITH HIS HANDS AND RAISE THEM UP; FOR THEY HAVE DENIED THE LORD OF SPIRITS AND HIS ANOINTED. THE NAME OF THE LORD OF SPIRITS BE BLESSED.

22. 1 Enoch 62 verse 1—14. 

23. In those days the kings who possess the earth shall be punished by the angels of his wrath, wheresoever they shall be delivered up, that he may give rest for a short period; and that they may fall down and worship before the Lord of spirits, confessing their sins before him.

24. They shall bless and glorify the Lord of spirits, saying, Blessed is the Lord of spirits, the Lord of kings, the Lord of princes, the Lord of the rich, the Lord of glory, and the Lord of wisdom.

25. He shall enlighten every secret thing. Thy power is from generation to generation; and thy glory for ever and ever.

26. Deep are all thy secrets, and numberless; and thy righteousness cannot be computed.

27. Now we know, that we should glorify and bless the Lord of kings, him who is King over all things.

28. They shall also say, Who has granted us rest to glorify, laud, bless, and confess in the presence of his glory?

29. And now small is the rest we desire; but we do not find it; we reject, and do not possess it. Light has passed away from before us; and darkness has covered our thrones for ever.

30. For we have not confessed before him; we have not glorified the name of the Lord of kings; we have not glorified the Lord in all his works; but we have trusted in the sceptre of our dominion and of our glory. 

31. In the day of our suffering and of our trouble he will not save us, neither shall we find rest. We confess that our Lord is faithful in all his works, in all his judgments, and in his righteousness.

32. In his judgments he pays no respect to persons; and we must depart from his presence, on account of our evil deeds. All our sins are truly without number. 

33. Then shall they say to themselves, Our souls are satiated with the instruments of crime; But that prevents us not from descending to the flaming womb of hell.

34. 1 ENOCH 71:13-17. And that Head of Days came with Michael and Gabriel, Raphael and Phanuel, thousands and ten thousands of angels without number.

35. And he (i.e. the angel) came to me and greeted me with His voice, and said unto me ‘ This is the Son of Man who is born unto righteousness, And righteousness abides over him, And the righteousness of the Head of Days forsakes him not.'

36. And he said unto me: ‘ He proclaims unto thee peace in the name of the world to come; For from hence has proceeded peace since the creation of the world, And so shall it be unto thee for ever and for ever and ever.

37. And all shall walk in his ways since righteousness never forsaketh him: With him will be their dwelling-places, and with him their heritage, And they shall not be separated from him for ever and ever and ever.

38. And so there shall be length of days with that Son of Man, And the righteous shall have peace and an upright way In the name of the Lord of Spirits for ever and ever.'

39. ANCIENT BOOK OF GAD THE SEER

40. “And in the end of days the sower shall be true and the seed shall be true and from the seed all the land will be blessed. Be joyful and glad, remnant of Judah and rejected of Israel, for salvation is with the LORD. 

41. As you shall be a curse and blasphemy to all the families of the earth, so shall you be a blessing and grace forever. 

42. At that time no cursed or unholy people will be found among you, for everyone will join you in the covenant, the Law, testimonies, statutes, and ordinances. 

43. And you and they shall have one God, one covenant, one law, one language, for all shall speak in the language of Hebrew, the holy language. Blessed are you, O Israel, who is like unto you? 

44. A people saved by the LORD, for He will go before you to fight your wars with your enemies.” (THE ANCIENT BOOK OF GAD THE SEER. 1002 BC. Page 10 Vs.8-14)

45. “Between 2908-2924 AM, 1017-1001 BC. The LORD appeared unto David when he was old and said to him: “Behold, I am with you, and I am your God, and behold, My covenant is with you; do not be afraid, nor discouraged, because your God is your helper.” 

46. And David bowed down to the LORD and rejoiced in his heart. And the LORD said: “Speak these words in My name to the people and make sure they understand and obey so that they will live. 

47. If they do, I will no longer be angry with them.” And the LORD put His words in his mouth. 

48. Then David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem, and he made a pulpit of wood for himself and he stood upon it and addressed all the people. 

49. He opened his mouth and said: David's teaching “Hear, O Israel, your God and my God is one, the only one, and unique; there is no one like His individuality. 

50. He is hidden from everyone; He always has been and always will be [eternal]. He fills His creation, but His creation does not fill Him. 

51. He sees everything, but is not seen; He knows the future and reveals it to mankind, for He is the never-ending God, and there is no end to His presence, power and truth; whole worlds are full of His glory. 

52. He gave each person free choice: if one person wants to do good, he will be helped, but if a person wants to do evil, he will find a way. 

53. As for us, we will worship our God who is our King, our Lord, and our Savior, with love and awe. For your wisdom begins with the fear of the LORD and if you truly understand Him, you will depart from evil. 

54. Remember and obey the Law of Moses, the man of God, so that you will live a blessed life all of your days. Ask your fathers, and they will teach you, ask your elders, and they will instruct you. 

55. Do not just listen to the Law, but be strong and valiant to obey all of it. Hearing is like the seed, but a deed shows that the seed has taken root in you. 

56. It then becomes a tree of belief which produces the fruit of true righteousness. What becomes of a smelly rotten seed if no root will come out of it? So, hurry. Be quick to hear and act. 

57. For if you are a true seed, if you have belief and righteousness, then the LORD will bless you all with peace. Live in peace with each other. 

58. Love the deeds, and those created in the image of the LORD like your own selves, because it is a sign that you love the Creator, if you love His creation. 

59. You cannot take hold of the one but withdraw your hand from the other. Love the LORD and also man so that it will be well with you all the days of your life.” David's Closing Prayer. 

60. David raised his voice, and lifted his hands toward heaven, and said: “LORD, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, God, merciful and gracious, guard Israel forever. 

61. Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance, and tend to them, and uphold them forever.” And all the people called out: “Amen, amen.” 

62. And David sent the people away and they went home peacefully.” (THE ANCIENT BOOK OF GAD THE SEER. 1002 BC. Page 25-27: Vs. 1-21)

63. “2924 AM, 1001 BC. David addressed the LORD and all of Israel shortly before his death. 

64. David said: “Our blessed God, who is great, the only one, guileless, just, avenger and benefactor of the miserable, beloved, our Father, El Shaddai. 

65. Holy One, have mercy upon the vine, Your good inheritance. Answer us this very day as we call upon You. 

66. My Lord, hear my prayer and supplication, for You hear prayers of all people; listen and accept the cry of Your people, for they are Your flock and Your inheritance. 

67. Send Your light and truth to help them. Give them one heart to worship You, one shoulder [to serve], as one body, so they will be one in Your hand. 

68. And do not lose any of them, for Your name is to be one, as our fathers and mothers are one. For that, hear O Israel, the LORD is our God, the LORD is one. 

69. Do not turn unto the idols, for they are false and will completely pass away. Cling only unto your God, for only He can be your avenger and fortress. 

70. Only He can defeat your spiritual enemies and physical enemies and put them under your feet; only He can bring you into the New Jerusalem of the future, where you will see Him face to face, and be in the presence of the living God that is seen face to face. 

71. And you are one people; if you grow in belief, you will be filled with gates of intelligence. Blessed is the eye that has seen all these things. 

72. But if you grow in unbelief, you will reach gates of impurity. So then cleanse and purify yourself before the LORD, your king, and it will be well with you all the days of your life.” Pentecost, 2924 AM, 1001 BC. 

73. And David died in the afternoon on the Sabbath day, in the fortieth year of his reign over Judah and Israel. 

74. He was seventy years old when he died, and he was buried with great honor in the city of David. 

75. And the rest of the deeds of King David, during his mighty reign and the events that befell him, Israel, and all the kingdoms of the countries, behold, they are written in the Book of Samuel the Seer and in the Book of Nathan the Prophet.” (THE ANCIENT BOOK OF GAD THE SEER. 1002 BC. Page 36-37: Vs. 1-23)

76. “Rosh Hashanah 2926 AM, 999 BC. And it came to pass on the first day of the seventh month, at New Year's, in the four hundred and seventy- eighth year after the children of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the second year of King Solomon's reign over Israel, I had a vision from the LORD, when I was upon the Gihon spring. 

77. And I raised my eyes, and lo, the heavens rolled back like a scroll, and I saw the glory of the LORD, sitting on an extremely high throne. 

78. And here is the appearance of the throne: twelve stairs led up to the throne (six of gold and six of silver), and there was a square back to the throne, like a sapphire stone. 

79. And at its right side were three chairs and at its left side were four chairs near the throne, like the seven that see the king's face, covered with gold and silver and precious stones. 

80. And the glory of the LORD had the appearance like that of the rainbow, His covenant. 

81. And the host of heaven were standing before Him on His right hand and on His left, and Satan was standing by them, but behind them. The Books. 

82. And then a man dressed in linen brought before the glory of the LORD three books that contained the records of every man. 

83. And he read the first book and it contained the just deeds of His people, and the LORD said, “These are granted eternal life.” And Satan said, “Who are these guilty people?” 

84. And the man dressed in linen cried to Satan like a ram's horn saying, “Silence! This day is holy to our Lord.” And he read the second book, and it contained the unintentional sins of His people, and the LORD said, “Put that book aside, but save it, until one third of the month passes by, to see what they will do.” 

85. And he read the third book, and it contained the wicked deeds of His people. And the LORD said to Satan, “These are your share. Take them and do what you want with them.” 

86. And Satan took the wicked to a waste land to destroy them there. And the man dressed in linen cried like a ram's horn, saying: “Blessed are the people who know the joyful shout, O LORD, who walk in the light of Your countenance.” The Millennial Reign. 

87. And I heard the voice of the host of heaven rejoicing and saying, “Master of Justice, the LORD of hosts, the whole heaven and earth is full of Your glory.” 

88. And I was shocked by the vision since I did not know what the LORD had done for me. Then one of the cherubs flew up to me and he put an olive leaf on my mouth, and said, “Lo, this has touched your mouth, and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin forgiven. 

89. And this law that you have seen is a statute for Israel, and a law to the God of Abraham, and peace unto Isaac your father. And the LORD will bless your people in the trial with everlasting peace.” And I said, “Amen. 

90. May the LORD our God do this for us forever and ever.” And the angel answered, “Amen and Amen.”” (THE ANCIENT BOOK OF GAD THE SEER. 1002 BC. Page 44-45: Vs. 1-22) 





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BOOK OF JASHER

The Book of Jasher. Chapter 56:8. "And Jacob said unto Judah, I know my son that thou art a mighty man got Thu brethren; reign over them, and thy sons shall reign over their sons forever."


DEAD SEA SCROLL: MESSIAH DEFINITION

2. Melchizedek is the Lord/Messiah who was in the last days when all the nations came against modern Israel as prophesied by the old Testament Prophets document in the Dead Sea Scrolls in 11Q13 (Fragment in Cave 11.) It says: 

3. And concerning that which He said, in [this] of Jubilee, [each of you shall return to his property (Leviticus 25:13, KJV. In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession.) (Leviticus 25:13, AMP. 

4. In this Year of Jubilee each of you shall return to his ancestral property.); and likewise, And this is the manner of release:] every creditor shall release that which he has lent [to his neighbour.

5. He shall not exact it of his neighbour and his brother], for God's release [has been proclaimed] (Deuteronomy 15:2 KJV. 

6. And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the Lord's release.) 

7. (Deuteronomy 15:2. AMP. And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he has lent to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor, his brother, for the Lord’s release is proclaimed.)

8. [And it will be proclaimed at] the end of days concerning the captives as [He said, to proclaim liberty to the captives,

9. (Isaiah 61:1 KJV. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;)

10. (Isaiah 61:1 AMP. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound.)

11. It's interpretation is that He] will assign them to the Sons of Heaven and to the inheritance of Melchizedek; for He will cast their [lot] and the portions of Melchizedek, who will return them there and will proclaim to them liberty, forgiving them [the wrong-doings] of all their iniquities. 

12. And this thing will occur [occur] in the first week of the Jubilee that follows the nine Jubilees. And the Day of Atonement is the end of the tenth Jubilee, when all the Sons of [Light] and the men of the lot of Melchizedek will be stoned for. 

13. [And] a statute concerns them to provide them with their rewards. For this is the moment of the Year of Grace for Melchizedek. 

14. And he will by his strength judge the holy ones of God, executing judgement as it is written concerning him in the Songs of David, who said, ELOHIM has taken his place in the divine council in the midst of the gods—he holds judgement.

15. (Psalm 82:1 KJV. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.) 

16. (Psalm 82:1 AMP. God stands in the assembly [of the representatives] of God; in the midst of the magistrates or judges He gives judgment [as] among the gods.)

17. And it was concerning him that he said, (Let the assembly of the peoples) return to the height above them; EL (God) will judge the peoples

18. (Psalms7:8 KJV. The Lord shall judge the people: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.) 

19. As for that which he said, How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah. 

20. (Psalms 32:2 KJV. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.)

21. (Psalms 32:2 AMP. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit.)

22. It's interpretation concerns Belial and the spirits of his lot (who) rebelled by turning away from the precepts of God to... And Melchizedek will avenge the vengeance of the judgements of God... and he will drag [them from the hand of Belial and from the hand of all the spirits of his [lot]. 

23. And all the gods [of justice] will come to his aid [to] attend to the destruction of Belial. And the height is... all the sons of God... this... 

24. This is the day of Peace/Salvation] concerning which [God] spoke [through Isaiah the Prophet who said, [How] beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the Messenger who proclaim peace, who brings good news, who proclaim salvation, who says to Zion: Your ELOHIM [reigns]

25. (Isaiah 52:7 KJV. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!)

26. It's interpretation; the mountains are the prophets... and the Messenger is the Anointed one of the Spirit, concerning whom Daniel said, [Until an anointed one, a prince 

27. (Daniel 9:25 KJV. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.)

28. [And he who brings] good [news], who proclaims (salvation) : it is concerning him that it is written... [To comfort all who mourn, to grant to those who mourn in Zion]

29. (Isaiah 61:2-3 KJV. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.)

30. To comfort [those who mourn: it's interpretation], to make them understand all the ages of time — In truth... will turn away from Belial... by the judgements of God, as it is written concerning him, [who says to Zion]; Your ELOHIM reigns, Zious is... those who uphold the Covenant, who turn from walking [in] the way of the people. 

31. And your ELOHIM is [Melchizedek, who will save them from] the hand of Belial. As for that which He said, then you shall send abroad the trumpet in all the land 

32. (Leviticus 25:9KJV. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.)

33. (Leviticus 25:9 AMP. Then you shall sound abroad the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month [almost October]; on the Day of Atonement blow the trumpet in all your land.)

34. NOTE: Remember that the above is the narration in the Dead Sea Scrolls about the Messiah prophesied by the old testament prophets recorded in 11Q13 of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

35. This agrees with "The Urantia Book" statements to the effect that Melchizedek is soon to be our Planetary Prince, a world Messiah in residence (UB 1025 and 1251)

36. DEAD SEA SCROLLS in 4Q285.fr.7 THE MESSIAH, BRANCH OF DAVID [As it is written in the book of] Isaiah the Prophet, [the thickets of the forest will be cut down with an axe and Lebanon by a majestic one will f]all. 

37. And there shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse [...] the Branch of David and they will enter into judgement with [...] and the Prince of the Congregation, the Br[anch] of David] will kill him [...by strok]es and by wounds. 

38. And a Priest [of renown(?)] will command [..., the s]lai[n] of the Kitti[m...].

39. SCRIPTURES ABOUT THE MESSIAH

40. Genesis 3:15 KJV. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

41. Genesis 3:15 AMP. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her [a]Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel. 

42. Genesis 3:15 Living Bible. From now on you and the woman will be enemies, as will your offspring and hers. You will strike his heel, but he will crush your head.”

43. Genesis 49:10,12 KJV. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

44. His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. Genesis 49:10,12 AMP. 

45. The scepter or leadership shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until Shiloh [the Messiah, the Peaceful One] comes to Whom it belongs, and to Him shall be the obedience of the people.

46. His eyes are darker and more sparkling than wine, and His teeth whiter than milk.

47. Genesis 49:10,12. Living Bible. The scepter shall not depart from Judah until Shiloh comes, whom all people shall obey. His eyes are darker than wine and his teeth are whiter than milk.

48. Daniel 7:9,13-14 KJV. I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

49. I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

50. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

51. Daniel 7:9,13-14 Living Bible. I watched as thrones were put in place and the Ancient of Days—the Almighty God—sat down to judge. His clothing was as white as snow, his hair like whitest wool. 

52. He sat upon a fiery throne brought in on flaming wheels, and Next I saw the arrival of a Man—or so he seemed to be—brought there on clouds from heaven; he approached the Ancient of Days and was presented to him.

53. He was given the ruling power and glory over all the nations of the world, so that all people of every language must obey him. His power is eternal—it will never end; his government shall never fall.

54. Daniel 7:9,13-14 AMP. I kept looking until thrones were placed [for the assessors with the Judge], and the Ancient of Days [God, the eternal Father] took His seat, Whose garment was white as snow and the hair of His head like pure wool. 

55. His throne was like the fiery flame; its wheels were burning fire. I saw in the night visions, and behold, on the clouds of the heavens came One like a Son of man, and He came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him.

56. And there was given Him [the Messiah] dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. 

57. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His kingdom is one which shall not be destroyed.

58. Psalm 132:1-12 KJV. Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions: How he sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;

59. Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,

60. Until I find out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.

61. We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool. Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.

62. Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.

63. The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.

64. Psalm 132:1-12 Living Bible. Lord, do you remember that time when my heart was so filled with turmoil? I couldn’t rest, I couldn’t sleep, thinking how I ought to build a permanent home for the Ark of the Lord, a Temple for the Mighty One of Israel. 

65. Then I vowed that I would do it; I made a solemn promise to the Lord. First the Ark was in Ephrathah, then in the distant countryside of Jaar. 

66. But now it will be settled in the Temple, in God’s permanent home here on earth. That is where we will go to worship him.

67. Arise, O Lord, and enter your Temple with the Ark, the symbol of your power. We will clothe the priests in white, the symbol of all purity. May our nation shout for joy. 

68. Do not reject your servant David—the king you chose for your people. For you promised me that my son would sit on my throne and succeed me. And surely you will never go back on a promise! 

69. You also promised that if my descendants will obey the terms of your contract with me, then the dynasty of David shall never end.

70. Psalm 110:2-4 KJV. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 

71. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

72. The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

73. Micah 5:2 KJV But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

74. Micah 5:2 AMP. But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, you are little to be among the clans of Judah; [yet] out of you shall One come forth for Me Who is to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth have been from of old, from ancient days (eternity).

75. Matt 2:2-6 KJV. Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

76. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

77. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.










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Matt 2:2-6 LB. “Where is the newborn King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in far-off eastern lands and have come to worship him.”

2. King Herod was deeply disturbed by their question, and all Jerusalem was filled with rumors. He called a meeting of the Jewish religious leaders.

3. “Did the prophets tell us where the Messiah would be born?” he asked. “Yes, in Bethlehem,” they said, “for this is what the prophet Micah wrote:

4. ‘O little town of Bethlehem, you are not just an unimportant Judean village, for a Governor shall rise from you to rule my people Israel.’” 

5. Matt 2:2-6 AMP. Where is He Who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east at its rising and have come to worship Him.

6. When Herod the king heard this, he was disturbed and troubled, and the whole of Jerusalem with him.

7. So he called together all the chief priests and learned men (scribes) of the people and anxiously asked them where the Christ was to be born. They replied to him, In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

8. And you Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, you are not in any way least or insignificant among the chief cities of Judah; for from you shall come a Ruler (Leader) Who will govern and shepherd My people Israel.

9. Luke 1:31-35 KJV. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.

10. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

11. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

12. And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

13. Luke 1:31-35 AMP. And listen! You will become pregnant and will give birth to a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus. 

14. He will be great (eminent) and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His forefather David,

15. And He will reign over the house of Jacob throughout the ages; and of His reign there will be no end. And Mary said to the angel, How can this be, since I have no [intimacy with any man as a] husband?

16. Then the angel said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you [like a shining cloud]; and so the holy (pure, sinless) Thing (Offspring) which shall be born of you will be called the Son of God.

17. Gal 4:4-5 AMP. But when the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born subject to [the regulations of] the Law, To purchase the freedom of (to ransom, to redeem, to atone for) those who were subject to the Law, that we might be adopted and have sonship conferred upon us [and be recognized as God’s sons].

18. Acts 1:6 KJV. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

19. Acts 1:6 LB. And another time when he appeared to them, they asked him, “Lord, are you going to free Israel from Rome now and restore us as an independent nation?”

20. There is no way the scriptures or the books and manuscripts about the Messiah from different sources, can be exhausted. 

21. Heb10:5-9 AMP. Hence, when He [Christ] entered into the world, He said, Sacrifices and offerings You have not desired, but instead You have made ready a body for Me [to offer]; In burnt offerings and sin offerings You have taken no delight. 

22. Then I said, Behold, here I am, coming to do Your will, O God—[to fulfill] what is written of Me in the volume of the Book.

23. When He said just before, You have neither desired, nor have You taken delight in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings—all of which are offered according to the Law—He then went on to say, Behold, [here] I am, coming to do Your will. 

24. Thus He does away with and annuls the first (former) order [as a means of expiating sin] so that He might inaugurate and establish the second (latter) order.

25. Psalm 40:2-6 AMP. He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.

26. And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and fear (revere and worship) and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord.

27. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who makes the Lord his refuge and trust, and turns not to the proud or to followers of false gods.

28. Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; no one can compare with You! If I should declare and speak of them, they are too many to be numbered.

29. Sacrifice and offering You do not desire, nor have You delight in them; You have given me the capacity to hear and obey [Your law, a more valuable service than] burnt offerings and sin offerings [which] You do not require.

30. In the volume of book, it is written of Me. In other words, all the prophets, religions, books, manuscripts, etc are all speaking about and pointing everybody in all the nations, all the ages throughout the world to the Messiah, Christ, the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena.

31. The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena who has traversed a very far wide sphere before He entered into the beginning of His actual Mission of bringing all that will trust Him to save them into paradise from every part of the earth, from every tribe, every religion, every tongue and language because He is the Messiah every one has been waiting for, whether in all the nations of the earth. 

32. That is why the Messages of the Son of Man are in every nation of the world. People read these Messages of salvation in their own native languages. 

33. This is the EVERLASTING GOSPEL THAT HAS ALREADY GONE (AND IS STILL GOING) ROUND THE ENTIRE WORLD. 

34. Rev14:6-7 KJV. And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

35. Rev 14:6-7 AMP. Then I saw another angel flying in midair, with an eternal Gospel (good news) to tell to the inhabitants of the earth, to every race and tribe and language and people. 

36. And he cried with a mighty voice, Revere God and give Him glory (honor and praise in worship), for the hour of His judgment has arrived. 

37. Fall down before Him; pay Him homage and adoration and worship Him Who created heaven and earth, the sea and the springs (fountains) of water.

38. Rev 14:6-7 LB. And I saw another angel flying through the heavens, carrying the everlasting Good News to preach to those on earth—to every nation, tribe, language, and people.

39. “Fear God,” he shouted, “and extol his greatness. For the time has come when he will sit as Judge. Worship him who made the heaven and the earth, the sea and all its sources.”

40. Rev 14:6-7 GNB. Then I saw another angel flying high in the air, with an eternal message of Good News to announce to the peoples of the earth, to every race, tribe, language, and nation. 

41. He said in a loud voice, “Honor God and praise his greatness! For the time has come for him to judge all people. Worship him who made heaven, earth, sea, and the springs of water!”

42. Rev 14:6-7 NIV. Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. 

43. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

44. These messages are accessible to the people in all the nations of the world, free of charge because God gives bountifully His blessings to mankind free of charge. They are all in the four websites maintained by the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Messiah. 

The addresses are:

Http://www.brideofchristministryworldwide.org

Http://www.previewofbrideofchristministry.org

Http://www.chroniclesofbridalfaithworldwide.org

Email:enquiry@brideofchristministryworldwide.org

45. You can also reach the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena live on the following phone numbers: +2348163277999; +2348148434522.

46. People all over the world are rushing to these websites and downloading messages in their different languages.

47. Hear the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Revealed Messiah (Christ) of this dispensation, in a message: You are the next to die. Volume 2. Page 143 verses 45 to 61.

48. Www.Brideofchristministryworldwide.org : Kenya: 5,784; Nigeria:4154. USA: 4,112; China: 3,622. Russia: 3,298; Ukraine: 2,669; Canada: 2,416; South Africa: 2,215...

49. Do not worry. Let us have the overall total. Pay attention. We went to give you the overall total. Overall total number of countries: 246.

50. I hope we are paying attention. This is what we have on record. Overall number of viewers: 271,056. For one week! 

51. We go to the Chronicles www.chroniclesofbridalfaithworldwide.org Give me the Chronicle where they went to look at the slides [especially the new slides] and many other things I posted there to get the whole world convinced that we are not dancing around any artistic impression. 

52. Number 1 is Nigeria with 4,328; Kenya: 4,258; USA: 3,622; Canada: 3,168;... Let us have the overall total of those that went there within one week to watch to know the personality and the Congregation, for all of you are there.

53. Go there, open it and see the slides. The entire Congregation is there as I have it in the Bridal Chronicle. Overall total: 57,111. For one week!

54. So, the absence of one person means nothing. How many languages am I transmitting on right now? I am transmitting right now on 168 different languages. It is there. Simply log on, check any language,  you will see it there.

55. Then, am I pleading for somebody to believe in Me? I have gone round the whole globe. If I happen to be an impersonator, by now, somebody would have disproved Me. 

56. How many years have I been there? From 1992 till now. I am still blazing the trail. You know what it means to blaze the trail? I am not riding the trail. I am blazing the trail.

57. How many did we have from UAE [United Arab Emirates] in that www.brideofchristministryworldwide? UAE: 1,847.

58. Can you imagine? In the Chronicles? United Arab Emirates : 978. Where the Bible cannot go, THE SON OF MAN is there. Remember, from time to time, UAE will come first in the ranking. 

59. The whole Arab countries are there. We have one hundred and fifty five countries in the world. So, I have cleared all. I have even entered the communities, villages, tribes, states and everywhere. 

60. Tell Me the language, I am there. Once there is light and darkness, I am there. Remember, in the beginning, somebody was prophesying, "SON OF MAN is dead."

61. He was one of our former Deacons from Abuja. Deacon Usman. "They will never spare this Man. You know I am a Muslim. They will kill him instantly. In short, his obituary is published." But I am still here. 

62. When I published, BEHOLD THE MAN OF SIN, all that prophesied My death on the scene including Okey Nwamkpa, Apostle Silas of Nsukka, where are they? I am still here. 

63. Let Me have Italy, the home of Pope, for the Pope is there and I am here. In a week. Chronicles: Italy: 1,288. There is nothing that will stop Italy from going to the Library: [www.brideofchristministryworldwide.org]. 

64. From the library : Italy 634. Yes! Italy cannot run away from My library. There is no country in the world you will not see there. 

65. Even if it is one person, he has responded on behalf of his village or country. The light has gotten there. This is the everlasting Gospel. 

66. This part below was recorded from within one week. A part of the report on 11th July (from 5th July to 11th July, 2020, where the United Arab Emirates recorded 5,163 viewers, and Italy 4,127 viewers in the “Chronicles of Bride of Christ” website is also included with the reports from the other websites. 

67. Presented here are the first ten countries and then the total number of countries and total number of viewers.

68. Whoever refuses to listen to the Voice of the Messiah today hates himself or herself and has sentenced himself or herself to the torment of hell.

69. Be wise therefore and recognize, acknowledge, pay total allegiance, cling to and totally submit to the voice of the Son of Man, the Revealed Messiah, Christ of this last Dispensation, the Dispensation of the Son of Man (Messianic Dispensation) for your salvation from the calamity that is upon mankind for refusing to recognize, acknowledge, worship and honour God (Allah).












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THE SON OF MAN, APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA, IS THE ROOT AND OFFSPRING OF DAVID (1)


ISRAEL AND PALESTINE: THE INTRODUCTION preached 01/07/2012. Page 168 verse 73, 76-77. Let Me tell you, I AM THE ROOT AND OFFSPRING OF DAVID. I KNOW THE TRUTH, I WILL NOT DECEIVE YOU. I KNOW THE BASIS OF THE CONTROVERSY. IF I DO NOT SETTLE IT, NOBODY WILL SETTLE IT. 

2. AND IT IS ABOUT TO BE SETTLED. I AM WORKING TOWARDS HIDING ALL OF YOU AWAY. I WANT TO HIDE YOU AWAY, AND THEN SETTLE THE CONFLICT ONCE AND FOR ALL. ALL OF US WILL SETTLE IN OUR HOMELAND ALTOGETHER. FOR I MAY NOT FINISH RUNNING THE TEACHING BEFORE THE DIE IS CAST. 

3. When you talk about Isaac and Ishmael, their other names are Ishiaku and Ishmaila, they are sons of the same husband and wife, be very careful. For we are all uniting. In the end, there will not be Ishmael for we shall see nothing but Abraham and his descendants. If you are Christ's, you are Abraham's descendants and heirs according to the promise. 

4. THE UNRECOGNIZED MESSIAH OF OUR DAY VOLUME 1 preached 12/01/2020 by the Son of Man. Page 45 verses 39 to 46. If you were a Christian and you crossed over to this Movement, believing God would be very easy, serving God would be very easy. 

5. But you carried your church attitude, church habit into the Faith, thinking it is a church. I am not running a church. That is why many of you liken Me to the General Superintendents you know, Bishops and Overseers you know. Even when I told you in the beginning, I am not any of them and I will never be. 

6. I am not Peter, I am not Paul, I am not any of the Messengers. If you want to be their disciple, up to you. I have nothing in relation to them. I am away from all. I know who I am. 

7. I am not numbered among the seven messengers or seven candlesticks or seven lambs or seven spirits; No. I know who I am, and look at who I am.  I am the One that walked in their midst, and is still walking, gathering the whole loose ends to present nothing but Christ to the Bride, no more no less. 

8. So, I am not a messenger, I am not a messenger. He sent His Prophets, they killed them. He sent His son, they killed him. He came live. And I told you, nobody came but God. 

9. Nobody went to Sodom and Gomorrah but God, nobody went to Jericho but God, nobody went to Noah but God. God does not listen to rumours. He can never use a rumour or hear say to judge a case. He hears, He comes to investigate. He does not take rash decisions.

10. JEHOVAH IS RIGHT BUT I AND MY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WRONG ALL ALONG VOLUME ONE. Preached 18/01/2020, page 62 verses 31 to 41. Since AD 70, when Rome vandalized Jerusalem, no vindicated Apostle has appeared on the scene but the SON OF MAN. All that have appeared have been impersonators. 

11. There has never been one that appeared with Apostolic Proof or Apostolic Confirmations. Not even one, for what came were reformers. Amen. 

12. And then, He that came promised you many things. Among them was bringing down the Godhead [The Deity]. Among them was showing you the Original Body. But the Cloud was a vindication of His presence among you, for there is no other one that wears the Cloud, but the Elohim. 

13. Then He made it clear, "Call Me not Jesus Christ. Call Me not this and that. "I AM THE RESURRECTED BODY." Remember He introduced Himself before the photograph was taken. True or false? He had already declared the topic, introduced Himself and finally, the photograph was taken [7th April, 1996]. 

14. He was vindicated, "COME AND SEE HE THAT HAS BEEN HAVING DEALINGS WITH YOU ALL THESE YEARS TO BANISH UNBELIEF. THIS MORNING, I AM TALKING TO YOU AS THE RESURRECTED BODY." 

15. For the first time, you heard that song, "I AM HE THAT LIVETH AND WAS DEAD, AND BEHOLD I AM ALIBE FOREVER MORE. COME UNTO ME O YE NATIONS AND BE SAVED, FOR I AM HE THAT LIVETH ANS WAS DEAD. Can somebody say Amen!" 

16. That was the first day you heard it. And then, when the photograph was taken, you saw HE that was dead and is still alive forever more. HE HOLDS THE KEYS OF HELL AND OF HEAVEN. 

17. In these last hours of the history of mankind, something He kept secret, He now traced from Genesis down to the Prophets, to Psalms, down to the Apostles, and finally to Revelations. 

18. It boils down to the fact that it has always been One Man. And He is of the Royal Dynasty of David. He called Him by His Name, THE ROOT AND OFFSPRING OF DAVID [Isaiah 11:1, 10. Revelations 2:16]. 

19. An introduction you have been hearing long-long time ago. Now, we have seen the Keys and we have seen the Man holding the Keys, we know His lineage. HE IS A HUMAN GOD. 

20. I say A HUMAN GOD, according to Scriptures, who came according to Prophecy, according to time, and according to everything the Scriptures have written concerning Him. [Psalms 40:7; Hebrews 10:7]. 

21. WHAT IS HE COMING TO DO IN THIS CLOSING HOUR? TO OPEN THE GATE, HAVING PREPARED A PEOPLE FOR HIMSELF. REMEMBER, UNTO YOU GOD FIRST APPEARED TO TAKE FOR HIMSELF A PEOPLE AND NOT ALL. 

22. And those He has prepared, He has made them ready for the Kingdom of heaven. Where did He prepare them? He called them out from the church world and brought them into His Church. [Colossians 1:18, Hebrews 12:22-23]. From His Church, He called them out. Did you get the Message? The third Exodus. 

23. Revelation 5: 1-10, KJV. And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 

24. And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 

25. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 

26. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 

27. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. 

28. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

29. This is the revelation of what is happening in the last days, the close of the ages. In the end, all the mysteries are being revealed and everything is being placed back to its original position. 

30. Hidden things are made open, mysteries are revealed; whatever was said in parables is being made plain. Things are being called by their names so that everybody would clearly understand and take his or her stand. 

31. The Apostle John wept much when he saw nobody in heaven, on earth nor under the earth, was able to take the sealed Book in the right hand of Him (The Ancient of Days) that sat on the throne and to open and lose the seals. 

32. He was comforted by one of the elders who told him not to weep because the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Root of David hath prevailed to open the Book and to lose the seven seals thereof.

33. When the Apostle looked, he saw a Lamb standing as it had been slain, in the midst of the Throne and of the four beasts and in the midst of the elders. This Lamb was described as having seven horns and seven eyes which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 

34. The Lamb looked as it was slain. This is the Resurrected Body. Of course, the Messiah (Christ) in the first Advent, was slain, He resurrected and ascended to be at the Right Hand of God from where He came back and manifested Himself as the Resurrected Body who is very much in the Bride, preparing the Bride to fit into Himself so that they be one. 

35. This time, He has come, the same Christ, same Messiah, coming from the lineage of David and is going to sit on the Throne of His Father, David, forever. He is our God and He has come to live with us. 

36. Zephaniah 3: 17-18, LB.  For the Lord your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty Savior. He will give you victory. He will rejoice over you with great gladness; he will love you and not accuse you.” Is that a joyous choir I hear? No, it is the Lord himself exulting over you in happy song. “I have gathered your wounded and taken away your reproach.

37. He died for the sins of the world (as many as will accept) and resurrected, becoming the Resurrected Body, so He is qualified to take the book and open the seals and reveal to His chosen ones, the mysteries or secrets contained in the Book. He can do this because He is the Great Teacher, Teacher of Truth for He Himself is the Wisdom of God. 

38. John 14: 16-18, KJV. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

39. John 16: 12-13, KJV. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

40. These mysteries sealed in that Book in the Right Hand of the Ancient of Days are what He has been teaching the Bride and the entire world since He appeared and called out the Bride unto Himself since December 30th, 1992.

41. He is the God that is in the midst of the Bride as our Teacher. 

42. Isaiah 54: 13, AMP. And all your [spiritual] children shall be disciples [taught by the Lord and obedient to His will], and great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of your children.

43. John 6: 45, AMP. It is written in [the book of] the Prophets, And they shall all be taught of God [have Him in person for their Teacher]. Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me.

44. When John looked, he saw a Lamb as it had been slain having seven horns and seven eyes which are the seven Spirits God sent forth into all the earth. 

45. But when he wept because there was no man in heaven, on earth and under the earth that was able to open the book, he was told not to weep that the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Root of David hath prevailed to open the Book. 

46. He came in the first Advent as the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. 

47. John 1: 29-34, KJV. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.

48. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 

49. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

50. John 1: 29-34, AMP. The next day John saw Jesus coming to him and said, Look! There is the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of Whom I said, After me comes a Man Who has priority over me [Who takes rank above me] because He was before me and existed before I did. 

51. And I did not know Him and did not recognize Him [myself]; but it is in order that He should be made manifest and be revealed to Israel [be brought out where we can see Him] that I came baptizing in (with) water. 

52. John gave further evidence, saying, I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and it dwelt on Him [never to depart]. 

53. And I did not know Him nor recognize Him, but He Who sent me to baptize in (with) water said to me, Upon Him Whom you shall see the Spirit descend and remain, that One is He Who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. And I have seen [that happen—I actually did see it] and my testimony is that this is the Son of God!

54. John 1: 29-34, LB. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! There is the Lamb of God who takes away the world’s sin! He is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Soon a man far greater than I am is coming, who existed long before me!’ I didn’t know he was the one, but I am here baptizing with water in order to point him out to the nation of Israel.” 

55. Then John told about seeing the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove descending from heaven and resting upon Jesus. 

56. “I didn’t know he was the one,” John said again, “but at the time God sent me to baptize he told me, ‘When you see the Holy Spirit descending and resting upon someone—he is the one you are looking for. He is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ I saw it happen to this man, and I therefore testify that he is the Son of God.”

57. John 1: 29-34, NIV. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 

58. This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’  I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.” 

59. Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 

60. And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.”

61. John 1: 29-34, GNB. The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “There is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 

62. This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘A man is coming after me, but he is greater than I am, because he existed before I was born.’ 

63. I did not know who he would be, but I came baptizing with water in order to make him known to the people of Israel.” And John gave this testimony: 

64. “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and stay on him. I still did not know that he was the one, but God, who sent me to baptize with water, had said to me, ‘You will see the Spirit come down and stay on a man; he is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ I have seen it,” said John, “and I tell you that he is the Son of God.”

65. Acts 8: 32-33, KJV. The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

66. Acts 8: 32-33, AMP. Now this was the passage of Scripture which he was reading: Like a sheep He was led to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is dumb, so He opens not His mouth. 

67. In His humiliation He was taken away by distressing and oppressive judgment and justice was denied Him [caused to cease]. 

68. Who can describe or relate in full the wickedness of His contemporaries (generation)? For His life is taken from the earth and a bloody death inflicted upon Him.

69. Acts 8: 32-33, LB. The passage of Scripture he had been reading from was this: “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb is silent before the shearers, so he opened not his mouth; in his humiliation, justice was denied him; and who can express the wickedness of the people of his generation? For his life is taken from the earth.”

70. Acts 8: 32-33, NIV. This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.”

71. Acts 8: 32-33, GNB. The passage of scripture which he was reading was this: “He was like a sheep that is taken to be slaughtered, like a lamb that makes no sound when its wool is cut off. He did not say a word.  He was humiliated, and justice was denied him. No one will be able to tell about his descendants, because his life on earth has come to an end.”

72. Isaiah 53: 7-8, KJV. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 

73. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

74. Isaiah 53: 7-8, AMP. He was oppressed, [yet when] He was afflicted, He was submissive and opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth. 

75. By oppression and judgment He was taken away; and as for His generation, who among them considered that He was cut off out of the land of the living [stricken to His death] for the transgression of my [Isaiah’s] people, to whom the stroke was due?

76. Isaiah 53: 7-8, LB. He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he never said a word. He was brought as a lamb to the slaughter; and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he stood silent before the ones condemning him. From prison and trial they led him away to his death. But who among the people of that day realized it was their sins that he was dying for—that he was suffering their punishment?

77. Isaiah 53: 7-8, NIV. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth;

he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 

78. By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished.

79. Isaiah 53: 7-8, GNB. “He was treated harshly, but endured it humbly; he never said a word. Like a lamb about to be slaughtered, like a sheep about to be sheared, he never said a word.  

80. He was arrested and sentenced and led off to die, and no one cared about his fate. He was put to death for the sins of our people.

81. That was in the first advent; He came and paid the price for sin by being led to the slaughter and not opening His mouth or struggling/resisting. 

82. After suffering being slain, He came back as the Resurrected Body to redeem those that are held under the power of sin and then sit on His Throne as the Mighty Conqueror who conquered death and the grave and came out in power and now has every power and authority to save and to judge (destroy). 


























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THE SON OF MAN, APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA, IS THE ROOT AND OFFSPRING OF DAVID (2)



Hebrews 9: 28, KJV. So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. 

2. Hebrews 9: 28, LB.  So also Christ died only once as an offering for the sins of many people; and he will come again, but not to deal again with our sins.

3. This time he will come bringing salvation to all those who are eagerly and patiently waiting for him.

4. Hebrews 9: 28, GNB. In the same manner Christ also was offered in sacrifice once to take away the sins of many. He will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are waiting for him.

5. Hebrews 9: 28, AMP. Even so it is that Christ, having been offered to take upon Himself and bear as a burden the sins of many once and once for all, will appear a second time, not to carry any burden of sin nor to deal with sin, but to bring to full salvation those who are [eagerly, constantly, and patiently] waiting for and expecting Him.

6. Hebrews 9: 28, NIV. So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

7. Philippians 2: 5-11, KJV.  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 

8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 

9. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

10. Philippians 2: 5-11, AMP. Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:] 

11. Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained, 

12. But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being. 

13. And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross! 

14. Therefore [because He stooped so low] God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, 

15. That in (at) the name of Jesus every knee should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, And every tongue [frankly and openly] confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

16. Philippians 2: 5-11, LB. Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, who, though he was God, did not demand and cling to his rights as God, but laid aside his mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men. 

17. And he humbled himself even further, going so far as actually to die a criminal’s death on a cross. Yet it was because of this that God raised him up to the heights of heaven and gave him a name which is above every other name, 

18. 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

19. Matthew 28: 18, KJV. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

20. Matthew 28: 18, LB. He told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and earth.

21. Daniel 7: 13-14, KJV.  I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 

22. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

23. Daniel 7: 13-14, LB. Next I saw the arrival of a Man—or so he seemed to be—brought there on clouds from heaven; he approached the Ancient of Days and was presented to him. 

24. 14 He was given the ruling power and glory over all the nations of the world, so that all people of every language must obey him. His power is eternal—it will never end; his government shall never fall.

25. Daniel 7: 13-14, AMP.  I saw in the night visions, and behold, on the clouds of the heavens came One like a Son of man, and He came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. 

26. And there was given Him [the Messiah] dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His kingdom is one which shall not be destroyed.

27. John 5: 22, 27, KJV. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

28. He is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah in His Messianic Office.

29. Isaiah 11: 1, 10, KJV. And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

30. Isaiah 11: 1, 10, LB. The royal line of David will be cut off, chopped down like a tree; but from the stump will grow a Shoot—yes, a new Branch* from the old root.  

31. In that day he who created the royal dynasty of David will be a banner of salvation to all the world. The nations will rally to him, for the land where he lives will be a glorious place.

32. Isaiah 11: 1, 10, AMP. And there shall come forth a Shoot out of the stock of Jesse [David’s father], and a Branch out of his roots shall grow and bear fruit.  

33. And it shall be in that day that the Root of Jesse shall stand as a signal for the peoples; of Him shall the nations inquire and seek knowledge, and His dwelling shall be glory [His rest glorious]!

34. Luke 1: 32-33, KJV. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

35. CROSSCHECK YOUR EXPERIENCE AS WE WAIT AT THE GATE (Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena preached 22/05/2011). Onitsha. Page 115 verses 15 to 31. Now, we want to consider something. Isaiah 11:10, "And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious." KJV. 

36. "In that day he who created the royal dynasty of David will be a banner of salvation to all the world. The nations will rally to him, for the land where he lives will be a glorious place." LB. 

37. Let Me show you another Scripture. Romans 15:12, "And the Prophet Isaiah said, "There shall be an Heir in the house of Jesse and he will be King over the Gentiles; they will pin their hopes on him alone." LB. 

38. "And again, Isaiah saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust." KJV. Some years ago, we heard a Voice that said, "I am the Root and offspring of David, believe it if you can." 

39. Now this time around, I want you to understand something. Romans 15:12 again: "And further Isaiah says, There shall be a sprout from the Root of Jesse, He Who rises to rule over the Gentiles, in Him shall the Gentiles hope." AMP. 

40. "And again Isaiah says, A descendant of Jesse will appear; He will come to rule the Gentiles and they will put their hope in Him." GNB. 

41. I want you to understand something very well. As many as are in the Gentiles expecting Jesus, please take note. Whomever this descendant of Jesse must be, or a Root that will spring out of Jesse, note, He is not rising up among the Jews. Check your scripture. 

42. Did the Prophet say He is going to rise among the Jews or in the Jewish land? No! He is rising up in the Gentiles and will be King over the Gentiles, and in Him alone shall the Gentiles pin their hopes. 

43. In other words, the Messiah of the Gentiles must be born a Gentile and not a Jew. He is a branch, if you trace Him, you trace Him to Jesse, trace Him to David. All the same, where is He? In the Gentiles. 

44. As far as the Gentiles are concerned, God gave them no Laws. Jesus was born a Jew according to Galatians 4 and lived under the Jewish Laws. Is it not true? However, this One will not be born a Jew. Can a Jew accept a Gentile to be King over him? Can a Gentile rule a Jew? 

45. Christ has become a Gentile only for Him to redeem all the Gentiles that will pin their hopes in Him. The Jews will pin their hopes in Jesus while the Gentiles will pin their hopes in THE SON OF MAN. 

46. When you want to talk about the Church, the Jews are excluded. When you talk about the Church, you talk about the Gentiles. Do you really believe the Prophets? If you do not believe the Prophets, when their prophecies will come to pass, you will not be identified with them. 

47. Whatever that is happening in our midst is happening according to God's prophecies. That is why God said that we are called for the fulfilment of God's prophecies whether they will be good or bad. However, we pray that we should fulfil the good ones only. 

48. There shall be an Heir from the house of Jesse and He will be King over the Gentiles, they will pin their hopes on Him alone. There shall be an Heir from the house of Jesse in whom the Gentiles will pin their trust. 

49. As Almighty God, Apostle Peter Odoemena, God that has come down to save His elect as the Messiah of this last Dispensation, He is the Sprout from the Root of Jesse who rises to rule over the Gentiles, in Him shall the Gentiles trust. 

50. He has His scriptural commission which includes:

51. Isaiah 42: 1-7, KJV. Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 

52. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. 

53. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: 

54. I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

55. Isaiah 42: 1-7, LB. See my servant, whom I uphold; my Chosen One in whom I delight. I have put my Spirit upon him; he will reveal justice to the nations of the world. He will be gentle—he will not shout nor quarrel in the streets. 

56. He will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the dimly burning flame. He will encourage the fainthearted, those tempted to despair. He will see full justice given to all who have been wronged. 

57. He won’t be satisfied until truth and righteousness prevail throughout the earth, nor until even distant lands beyond the seas have put their trust in him. 

58. The Lord God who created the heavens and stretched them out, who created the earth and everything in it, who gives life and breath and spirit to everyone in all the world, he is the one who says to his Servant, the Messiah: 

59. “I the Lord have called you to demonstrate my righteousness. I will guard and support you, for I have given you to my people as the personal confirmation of my covenant with them. 

60. You shall also be a light to guide the nations unto me. You will open the eyes of the blind and release those who sit in prison darkness and despair.

61. Isaiah 42: 1-7, AMP. Behold my Servant, Whom I uphold, My elect in Whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice and right and reveal truth to the nations. He will not cry or shout aloud or cause His voice to be heard in the street. 

62. A bruised reed He will not break, and a dimly burning wick He will not quench; He will bring forth justice in truth. He will not fail or become weak or be crushed and discouraged till He has established justice in the earth; and the islands and coastal regions shall wait hopefully for Him and expect His direction and law. 

63. Thus says God the Lord—He Who created the heavens and stretched them forth, He Who spread abroad the earth and that which comes out of it, He Who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it: 

64. I the Lord have called You [the Messiah] for a righteous purpose and in righteousness; I will take You by the hand and will keep You; I will give You for a covenant to the people [Israel], for a light to the nations [Gentiles], To open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness from the prison.

65. Verse 1 says He shall bring judgment unto the Gentiles. Verse 6 says He is called in righteousness and given for a light unto the Gentiles and for a covenant of the people. Gentiles are any people outside the Jews. 















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THE SON OF MAN, APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA, IS THE ROOT AND OFFSPRING OF DAVID (3)



So this Messiah is the same Spirit in Jesus, but this time, He is appearing in the Gentiles with full and complete salvation. This is in line with the Prophecy in the scripture that God has not cast away His people, the Jews, but is using the Gentiles to provoke them to jealousy. 

2. Romans 11: 11-18, KJV. I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. 

3. Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? 

4. For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. 

5. For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. 

6. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

7. Romans 11: 11-18, LB. Does this mean that God has rejected his Jewish people forever? Of course not! His purpose was to make his salvation available to the Gentiles, and then the Jews would be jealous and begin to want God’s salvation for themselves. 

8. Now if the whole world became rich as a result of God’s offer of salvation, when the Jews stumbled over it and turned it down, think how much greater a blessing the world will share in later on when the Jews, too, come to Christ. 

9. As you know, God has appointed me as a special messenger to you Gentiles. I lay great stress on this and remind the Jews about it as often as I can, so that if possible I can make them want what you Gentiles have and in that way save some of them. 

10. And how wonderful it will be when they become Christians! When God turned away from them it meant that he turned to the rest of the world to offer his salvation; and now it is even more wonderful when the Jews come to Christ. 

11. It will be like dead people coming back to life. And since Abraham and the prophets are God’s people, their children will be too. For if the roots of the tree are holy, the branches will be too. 

12. But some of these branches from Abraham’s tree, some of the Jews, have been broken off. And you Gentiles who were branches from, we might say, a wild olive tree, were grafted in. So now you, too, receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in God’s rich nourishment of his own special olive tree. 

13. But you must be careful not to brag about being put in to replace the branches that were broken off. Remember that you are important only because you are now a part of God’s tree; you are just a branch, not a root.

14. The Jews were blinded that the Gentiles be grafted in. The Messiah that came to the Jews and they did not recognize Him is now in the Gentiles, doing the same thing. This is why the Gentiles should be very careful they do not seal away their day and God's visitation to them. 

15. St Paul told them that since the Messiah of salvation came to them and they rejected it, they, the messengers would turn to the Gentiles. 

16. Acts 13: 45-48, KJV. But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. 

17. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. 

18. For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. 

19. And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

20. Acts 13: 45-48, AMP. But when the Jews saw the crowds, filled with envy and jealousy they contradicted what was said by Paul and talked abusively [reviling and slandering him]. 

21. And Paul and Barnabas spoke out plainly and boldly, saying, It was necessary that God’s message [concerning salvation through Christ] should be spoken to you first. But since you thrust it from you, you pass this judgment on yourselves that you are unworthy of eternal life and out of your own mouth you will be judged. 

22. [Now] behold, we turn to the Gentiles (the heathen). For so the Lord has charged us, saying, I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles (the heathen), that you may bring [eternal] salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth. 

23. And when the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified (praised and gave thanks for) the Word of God; and as many as were destined (appointed and ordained) to eternal life believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Jesus as the Christ and their Savior).

24. Acts 13: 45-48, LB. But when the Jewish leaders saw the crowds, they were jealous, and cursed* and argued against whatever Paul said. 

25. Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and declared, “It was necessary that this Good News from God should be given first to you Jews. But since you have rejected it and shown yourselves unworthy of eternal life—well, we will offer it to Gentiles. 

26. For this is as the Lord commanded when he said, ‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles, to lead them from the farthest corners of the earth to my salvation.’” 

27. When the Gentiles heard this, they were very glad and rejoiced in Paul’s message; and as many as wanted eternal life, believed.

28. Acts 13: 45-48, GNB. When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy; they disputed what Paul was saying and insulted him. 

29. But Paul and Barnabas spoke out even more boldly: “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you. But since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we will leave you and go to the Gentiles. 

30. For this is the commandment that the Lord has given us: ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, so that all the world may be saved.” 

31. When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and praised the Lord's message; and those who had been chosen for eternal life became believers.

32. Acts 13: 45-48, NIV.  When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy. They began to contradict what Paul was saying and heaped abuse on him. Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: 

33. “We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. For this is what the Lord has commanded us: 

34. ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

35. The Jews refused to recognize and accept the Messenger and the Message and went on contradicting and blaspheming, mocking the Word of God and rejecting it, the Apostles told them they were moving over to the Gentiles. 

36. Note that here again is the scriptural commission of the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Messiah to this Dispensation. He has come, a light to the Gentiles. Everything is being made very clear. 

37. Another important thing to note here is that each time God sends a Saviour, Messiah (Christ), that Messiah, Deliverer, Saviour must come from among His people. He must be sent to His own people. Both the Holy Bible and Holy Qur'an all attest to this. 

38. Ruth 3: 8-9, KJV. And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. And he said, Who art thou? 

39. And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.

40. Ruth 3: 8-9, LB. Suddenly, around midnight, he wakened and sat up, startled. There was a woman lying at his feet! “Who are you?” he demanded. “It’s I, sir—Ruth,” she replied. “Make me your wife according to God’s law, for you are my close relative.”

41. Ezekiel 3: 5-7, KJV. For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel; Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. 

42. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.

43. Ezekiel 3: 5-7, LB. I am not sending you to some far-off foreign land where you can’t understand the language—  no, not to tribes with strange, difficult tongues. (If I did, they would listen!) 

44. I am sending you to the people of Israel, and they won’t listen to you any more than they listen to me! For the whole lot of them are hard, impudent, and stubborn.

45. Ezekiel 3: 5-7, AMP.  And after that, the continual burnt offering, the offering at the New Moon, and at all the appointed feasts of the Lord, and the offerings of everyone who made a freewill offering to the Lord. 

46. From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord, but the foundation of the temple of the Lord was not yet laid. 

47. They gave money also to the masons and to the carpenters, and gave food, drink, and oil to the Sidonians and the Tyrians, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the seaport of Joppa, according to the grant they had from Cyrus king of Persia.

48. Ezekiel 3: 5-7, GNB.   I am not sending you to a nation that speaks a difficult foreign language, but to the Israelites. If I sent you to great nations that spoke difficult languages you didn't understand, they would listen to you. But none of the people of Israel will be willing to listen; they will not even listen to me. All of them are stubborn and defiant.

49. Ezekiel 3: 5-7, NIV. You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and strange language, but to the people of Israel— not to many peoples of obscure speech and strange language, whose words you cannot understand. 

50. Surely if I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you. But the people of Israel are not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for all the Israelites are hardened and obstinate.

51. Surah 23: 32-38, And We sent among them a messenger from themselves, [saying], "Worship Allah ; you have no deity other than Him; then will you not fear Him?" 

52. And the eminent among his people who disbelieved and denied the meeting of the Hereafter while We had given them luxury in the worldly life said, 

53. "This is not but a man like yourselves. He eats of that from which you eat and drinks of what you drink. And if you should obey a man like yourselves, indeed, you would then be losers. 

54. Does he promise you that when you have died and become dust and bones that you will be brought forth [once more]? How far, how far, is that which you are promised. 

55. Life is not but our worldly life - we die and live, but we will not be resurrected. He is not but a man who has invented a lie about Allah, and we will not believe him."

56. Surah 14: 4, And We did not send any messenger except [speaking] in the language of his people to state clearly for them, and Allah sends astray [thereby] whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

57. You see that each time a Messiah comes to his people, they always refuse to recognize him; some will maltreat him, call him all manner of derogatory names and at times even kill. 







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THE SON OF MAN, APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA, IS THE ROOT AND OFFSPRING OF DAVID (4)


The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena (Glory and Honour be upon Him) is from one of the jungles in Africa as seen and prophesied by Prophet William Branham, who pointed the entire world to Him as John the Baptist pointed everybody in the land of the Jews to Jesus Christ. 

1. "It is Africa first. There lies the eternal word." Branham.

2. Behold the Lamb of God that taketh the sins of the world. 

3. John 1: 29, KJV. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

4. Jesus Christ, the Messiah, came to the Jews, His own kinsmen, of the stock of Israel. 

5. Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Son of Man, Messiah (Christ) came to the Gentiles because He is of the Gentile extraction yet it is the same Spirit, the same Word, the same Christ. 

6. He has come at the end, being the same Root and Offspring of David, the Root of Jesse, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah; this time to bridge the gap between the Jews and Gentiles by uniting them in Himself. Because He is the Almighty God Himself putting on Human flesh, hiding from human view. God always hides Himself. 

7. Isaiah 45: 15, KJV. Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.

8. Isaiah 8: 17, KJV. And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

9. Isaiah 57: 17, KJV.  For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on forwardly in the way of his heart.

10. That is why the Hindu got the revelation and has it that if God wants to hide, He will hide in a man. In other words, you see a man outwardly, but in there is the DEITY. This is what the Messiah is. He promised He would unite all peoples in one Man since all came out of one Man. 

11. Malachi 2: 10, KJV. Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

12. Another thing to take note of is that the Messiah to Israel, Jesus Christ, was forerun by another Jew, John the Baptist. So it is that the Messiah from the Gentile world should also be forerun by a Messenger, a Gentile, William Marrion Branham.

13. Galatians 3: 13-16, KJV.  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 

14. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 

15. Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.

16. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

17. Galatians 3: 13-16, LB. But Christ has bought us out from under the doom of that impossible system by taking the curse for our wrongdoing upon himself. 

18. For it is written in the Scripture, “Anyone who is hanged on a tree is cursed” (as Jesus was hung upon a wooden cross). Now God can bless the Gentiles, too, with this same blessing he promised to Abraham; and all of us as Christians can have the promised Holy Spirit through this faith. 

19. Dear brothers, even in everyday life a promise made by one man to another, if it is written down and signed, cannot be changed. He cannot decide afterward to do something else instead. 

20. Now, God gave some promises to Abraham and his Child. And notice that it doesn’t say the promises were to his children, as it would if all his sons—all the Jews—were being spoken of, but to his Child—and that, of course, means Christ.

21. Galatians 4: 4, KJV.  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.

22. Ezekiel 37: 15, 19, KJV. The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.

23. Ezekiel 37: 15, 19, LB. Again a message from the Lord came to me, saying: ‘I will take the tribes of Israel and join them to Judah and make them one stick in my hand.’”

24. Revelation 1: 4-8, KJV. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 

25. And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 

26. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 

27. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

28. Revelation 1: 4-8, LB. From: John To: The seven churches in Turkey. Dear Friends: May you have grace and peace from God who is, and was, and is to come; and from the sevenfold Spirit* before his throne; and from Jesus Christ who faithfully reveals all truth to us. 

29. He was the first to rise from death, to die no more. He is far greater than any king in all the earth. All praise to him who always loves us and who set us free from our sins by pouring out his lifeblood for us. 

30. He has gathered us into his Kingdom and made us priests of God his Father. Give to him everlasting glory! He rules forever! Amen!  See! He is arriving, surrounded by clouds; and every eye shall see him—yes, and those who pierced him. 

31. And the nations will weep in sorrow and in terror when he comes. Yes! Amen! Let it be so! “I am the A and the Z, the Beginning and the Ending of all things,” says God, who is the Lord, the All Powerful One who is, and was, and is coming again!*

32. He is the One Who is, Who was and Who is to come. He has come. He was, but He is now. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The Resurrected Body. 

33. It should be noted that Christ is the same, is one in all the ages. In the Jews, the same Christ; in the Gentiles, it is the same Christ. Therefore, whatever He did there when it was time to be there, He is doing the same thing here. 

34. So Christ is on the Throne of His Father, David. So whenever Christ comes, He must sit on the Throne of His Father David. David is constant. Christ is David. 

35. Genesis 49: 8-10, KJV. Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee. Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? 

36. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

37. Genesis 49: 8-10, LB. “Judah, your brothers shall praise you. You shall destroy your enemies. Your father’s sons shall bow before you. Judah is a young lion that has finished eating its prey. 

38. He has settled down as a lion—who will dare to rouse him? The scepter shall not depart from Judah until Shiloh comes, whom all people shall obey.

39. Jeremiah 23: 5-6, KJV. Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 

40. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness.

41. Jeremiah 23: 5-6, LB. For the time is coming, says the Lord, when I will place a righteous Branch upon King David’s throne. He shall be a King who shall rule with wisdom and justice and cause righteousness to prevail everywhere throughout the earth. 

42. And this is his name: The Lord Our Righteousness. At that time Judah will be saved and Israel will live in peace.

43. Revelation 22: 10, KJV. And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

44. Revelation 22: 10, LB. Then he instructed me, “Do not seal up what you have written, for the time of fulfillment is near.

45. Revelation 11: 15, KJV. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

46. Revelation 12: 10, KJV.  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

47. Romans 6: 8-9, KJV. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

48. Acts 2: 29-36, AMP. Brethren, it is permitted me to tell you confidently and with freedom concerning the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 

49. Being however a prophet, and knowing that God had sealed to him with an oath that He would set one of his descendants on his throne, He, foreseeing this, spoke [by foreknowledge] of the resurrection of the Christ (the Messiah) that He was not deserted [in death] and left in Hades (the state of departed spirits), nor did His body know decay or see destruction. 

50. This Jesus God raised up, and of that all we [His disciples] are witnesses. Being therefore lifted high by and to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promised [blessing which is the] Holy Spirit, He has made this outpouring which you yourselves both see and hear. 

51. For David did not ascend into the heavens; yet he himself says, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand and share My throne Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet. 

52. Therefore let the whole house of Israel recognize beyond all doubt and acknowledge assuredly that God has made Him both Lord and Christ (the Messiah)—this Jesus Whom you crucified.

53. This Christ that died and resurrected has been made both Lord and Messiah. 

54. This Christ that was killed and was raised, became the Resurrected Body, has been made both Lord and Messiah. 

55. He is officiating in the two offices: Priest and King. 

56. Priesthood is after the order of Melchizedek and King is after an everlasting King of the Throne of Father David. 

57. Zechariah 6: 12-13, KJV. And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord:

58. Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

59. Zechariah 6: 12-13, LB. Tell him that the Lord Almighty says, ‘You represent the Man who will come, whose name is “The Branch”—he will grow up from himself—and will build the Temple of the Lord. To him belongs the royal title. He will rule both as King and as Priest, with perfect harmony between the two!