Bride of Christ Ministry World Wide: REPUTATION VOL 1
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Thursday, 15 October 2020

REPUTATION VOL 1

apostle peter odoemena
REPUTATION VOL 1 PREACHED ON SUNDAY, 21ST JUNE 2020 AT THE BRIDAL LODGE, NSUGBE ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA BY APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN (THE VOICE OF LIFE)

I am your Saviour. I am here to tell you things you do to get eternal life. Without Me, there is no salvation, without Me there is no eternal life. Believe it if you can…….

BUILDING PLAN: GOD’S PLAN TO ESTABLISH HIS CHURCH; Preached on Sunday 26th September, 1993 at Abagana; Pg. 3

PRAYER

To you O Lord God, the Creator of Heaven and earth, and the things visible and invisible! Father, we give You the whole honour, the glory, the praise, thanksgiving, worship, exaltation and adoration for you are worthy to receive all.

Lord, here we are this first day of the week! We believe all our Brethren in like precious Faith are in their families and in their homes right now worshipping You, seeking Your face, opening their hearts and their ears to receive, O God, Your engrafted Word that is able, O God, to sanctify our lives and give us a place, Father, in Paradise.

We plead with You to sanitize and cleanse, Father, our hearts from all evil consciences. Cleanse our thoughts. Cleanse the imaginations of our minds so that Your Word will enter and have a home in all of us today, not only in this Family, but in every other family that will hear Your Voice this morning.

In one way or the other or any way, Father, the Word will come to them, it is nothing but Thy Word.

Some will be feeding on the Messages they received in time past. Some will feed on the current Message for today. Father, all of them belong to You because You are alive forevermore.

And Your Word will remain alive while You remain alive. It will remain active, Father, effectually working in all of us that will receive it as Your Word and practice it as Your Word.

Father, let Thy fear be in us. May we tremble at Thy Word and humble ourselves at Thy feet so that Your Word will bear the rightful fruit in all of us.

Take away O God, every spirit of stubbornness that is in operation in any of us, not only in this Family but worldwide.

Let there be no Elect of God that will be stiff-necked, hard-hearted, stubborn or be found in unbelief.

As Your Word will have rule and governance over all Your Elect, let the same Word expose before us the non-Elect, the disobedient, the stubborn, the arrogant and the unrepentant.

May we know who that person might be so that we will be able to avoid them in our families, in our work places and wherever we come into contact with them!

Even if we hear reports emanating from their families, that it will not trouble us, for we know them for who they are.

Father, we really give You the praise this morning. Let Thy spirit, O God, move mysteriously in every family that has gathered this morning, Father, to hear Your Word, to worship and adore You, to give You Your due praise and honour.

Father, we were listening to the television and we heard and saw something that marveled us, and the Elect know this fact.

Lord, as many as have known this fact to be true and they have hooked up with what is happening right now globally, help them O God to be connected to the Godhead.

But all those intransigent ones, powerful and obstinate heathens hiding under the cloak of Christ in our midst, give them no rest by day and by night until their nakedness have been made manifest before all mankind.

Save to the utmost all that have put their trust and confidence in You, all that are looking up to You O God, for salvation, for eternal life, and they are struggling every day to meet Your righteous demands. Father, give them a helping hand.

Every plan of the devil against all Your children today in diverse forms, Lord we pray, nullify all. Do not allow any to manifest.

We bring before You O God, our children at Enugu, our children at Bonny, our children at Lagos, our children at Nsukka. They are all members of this Family, and all we have already adopted into this Family.

Father Divine, whatever You will use to nourish us today, use it to nourish them. Let the anointing, O God, flow over them. Let the anointing rest upon them.

May they hook up, Father, with Thy Holy spirit fully that at the end of today’s service, we will have the same testimony of how God touched our lives positively.

To the glory, honour, praise, adoration and exaltation of Your Most Holy name, we pray. Amen!

 

 

I stand to be corrected using My doctrines which are not mine but that of He that sent Me. Whosoever that is acquainted with God can discern for himself whether I speak the Word of God or the word of man; whether my life, my character has ever, for one day, contradicted My teachings or confirms it. I am not striving to live My life in conformity with the doctrines I have given to you, for they are My characteristic features. They are My nature. But because you do not have My nature, you can query Me.

– THE SON OF MAN –

GOD DELIGHTS IN REPEATING WHAT HE DID BACK YONDER VOL2

Preached on Sunday 3rd September 2017; Pg. 41 vs. 8 – 9

 

 

 


 

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THE SPIRIT IN A MAN CONTROLS HIS ACTIVITIES

Be seated everybody. I would have allowed us to continue with praises but for one reason. I just want to deliberate intelligently and spiritually on spiritual food made for due season, and preserved for us by the Almighty God. So, I do not want to waste our time though it is not a waste.

ANY TIME SPENT IN GIVING GOD PRAISE IS NEVER A WASTE. But I believe that the praise we give to God is not the one we give verbally or vocally, but the one we give to Him every minute in our hearts, FOR EVERY TRUE SEE OF GOD PRAISES GOD IN HIS HEART ALWAYS.

Like we sing it in our song: [Praising the Lord, always. Praising the Lord, always. Praising the Lord with all my heart. Praising the Lord with all my heart, always.]

God is good to us and we have to praise Him at all times. It does not mean making noise wherever you are found. You make your spiritual songs in your heart. You make your melody in your heart. Like we sing also; [Today, today, there is a melody in my heart, today.]

You make melody in your heart unto the Lord. Melody means sweet songs. Like we normally sing it; [Guide me, O Thou, Great Jehovah, pilgrim through this barren land. I am weak but thou art mighty. Hold me with Thy powerful hand. Songs of praises, I will ever give to thee.]

You make melody in your heart. You sing praises in your heart, not making noise here and there. No! It is like having your meditations. Do you make noise while having your meditations?

It is like having your hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer; very sweet hour of prayer. You do not make noise. You go to your closet, kneel down before the Almighty God and talk to Him. He will talk back to you in a Still Small Voice.

And when you get up on your knees, you will know that you had an encounter with God. Then, the heart is made ready to listen to the Word of life.

But if you never prayed before coming, you are as carnal as carnal can be. Trivial things! I mean, things that do not matter, negligible things, inconsequential thoughts will fill your heart.

While the Message is going on, you cannot concentrate. If you are given a Message to read, you can hardly read what is written. You will be reading outside what is documented because you lack concentration.

AT ANY POINT WHERE YOU ARE BIASED, THE DEVIL IS OPERATING IN YOU. ONCE THE DEVIL IS IN OPERATION IN A HUMAN BEING, HE CAN HARDLY CONCENTRATE IN WHAT HE IS DOING.

Even if he wants to pray, he will lose concentration. If he wants to read, he will not comprehend.

If he wants to sing praises, he will see himself chanting Awilo music because the devil is in operation in your life, who would not like you to give praises to God.

Like we sing it; [We give all glory to the Lord, He reigns. We give all glory to the Lord, He reigns. He reigns, He reigns forever. We give all glory to the Lord, He reigns.]

WHEN YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE LORD, YOU WILL SEE YOUR HEART BEING MERRY. I MEAN, YOU WILL BE REJOICING WITHIN AND WITHOUT. IT WILL BE REFLECTING ON YOUR FACE AND ON YOUR MODE OF WORSHIP.

You worship God just like Antipas. Starting from your bed, songs of praise, I mean, inspired by prayers will be bubbling in you. You do not need to think before you sing because it is already there bubbling like water bubbles.

But when you are inactive like the hypocrites, you are biased and you are just merely suppressing your feelings, follow-follow, nothing takes place. If you say, “Let us praise God’’, you gaze at the sky. “Lead us in prayer”, instead of praying, you will be thinking on what to say.

PRAYER DOES NOT REQUIRE THINKING BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT IN US HELPS US TO PRAY.

Often times, we do not know what we will request from God. The Spirit will now lift us up and begin to present those requests before the Almighty God. Is that not Scripture?

But when you are asked to pray or to lead us in prayer, and you gaze at the ceiling. You look away and you talk. You think and think, and then you talk.

Let Me tell you. You are fooling yourself. The devil is at work in you. You are only trying to manipulate yourself. DO NOT MANIPULATE YOURSELF. LET THE SPIRIT HAVE CONTROL.

SONG: [Holy Spirit, be my comforter. Holy Spirit, take control. As I’m walking along the way, the road is so narrow. Holy Spirit, see me through.]

IT TAKES THE HOLY SPIRIT TO TAKE ABSOLUTE CONTROL. AND ONCE HE TAKES CONTROL, YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER THE ONE PRAYING. YOU ARE NO LONGER THE ONE MEDITATING. AND YOU ARE NO LONGER THE ONE INSPIRING THE SONGS.

These are spirit-inspired songs that will lift you up, even when we say lift up your hands in holiness.

Song: [Lift up your hands in holiness and praise the Lord, praise the Lord. Lift up your hands in holiness and praise His Holy Name. We praise You Lord. We praise You Lord. We praise Your Holy Name. We praise You Lord. We praise You Lord. We praise Your Holy Name.]

It is My responsibility to teach you how to praise God. The same way I teach you how to pray. It is not a crime, but if you are not ready to learn, you will not learn. If you do not want to learn it, you will remain here. Till eternity, you will learn nothing.

You will merely be pretending that you are learning when you are not learning. Learning without practicing, what does it profit us? After learning, you put what you have acquired into practice, is it not true?

And charity they say, begins at home. From the family worship, you begin to practice that which is in you.

I want everybody to be liberally minded. Liberate yourself. Nobody is in bondage in this Family. The Pastor is now at Enugu. The Apostle is there, but I am the Chief Apostle here. I hope I am making sense.

Now, the exit of one marks the entrance of the other if you have the vision. That means that as the Pastor is now in Enugu, this Family is looking for somebody that will manifest pastoral gift; who will be behaving like a father; who will be behaving intelligently; who will be holy in his approach to issues as it affects human beings and other matters!

Who is that fellow who will manifest it? Who will like to fill the gap? It is one that is desiring it, for if you do no desire it, it will never come to you.

If you are desiring apostolic office, the gap is here today. If you are desiring pastoral office, the gap is here today. But you have to get everybody convinced that the gift is in operation in you.

You will be an organized person. You will be a well ordered person. You will be one that advises yourself. You will be one that orders his ways. You will not allow repetition of a correction on a particular issue.

You cannot be a father if you are not meticulous. You cannot be a father if you are constantly reminded of your responsibilities. Does a father allow himself to be reminded of his responsibilities?

Every father knows his responsibilities towards his family. He assumes all. He does not shift any for he knows very well that while he is not there, a vacuum is created.

Just like Pastor is now at Enugu. And the Apostle is there with him. They are continuing. A vacuum is created today. We can feel their absence. Did you get the Message?

But if we have people who are inactive, dormant, who are not capable of taking up those positions, I mean that their worship is rubbish.

IF YOU DO NOT MAKE ANY IMPACT, NOBODY WILL FEEL YOUR IMPACT. IF YOU DO NOT COME OUT, NOBODY WILL BELIEVE THAT YOU EXIST.

YOU HAVE TO TELL US THAT YOU ARE THERE. IF YOU DO NOT PROJECT YOURSELF, NOBODY WILL NOTICE THAT YOU ARE THERE.

IF YOU DO NOT MANIFEST THE GIFTS, NOBODY WILL RECOGNIZE THE GIFTS, FOR GIFTS ARE MANIFESTED BEFORE THEY CAN BE RECOGNIZED. Nobody recognizes a gift that is not made manifest. True or false?

So, when you see opportunity that comes your way, if you are a true seed of God that is desirous of serving God in spirit and in truth, without hypocrisy, which is the reason why gifts in people do not manifest.

WHATEVER GIFT YOU HAVE IN YOU CAN NEVER MANIFEST IF YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE. IF YOU HAVE UNREPENTANT HEART AND INCORRIGIBLE SPIRIT, IT CAN NEVER MANIFEST BECAUSE THE DEVIL CAN NOT SHARE YOU WITH GOD. Did you get the message?

The devil is the one using you to play all forms of subtlety and craftiness and can never share that temple with the Almighty God.

IN THE SAME WAY, IF YOU ARE PEACEFUL, YOU ARE ORDERLY, YOU ARE MORALLY UPRIGHT, YOU ARE DISCIPLINED, READILY ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY, INTELLIGENT, WISE AND UNDERSTANDING, DESIRING TO SERVE GOD’S INTEREST, TRULY SPEAKING, YOU BECOME A TEMPLE OF GOD; A TEMPLE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS; A TEMPLE OF EVERYTHING GOOD!

THE ALMIGHTY GOD WILL PROJECT HIS GIFTS IN YOU AND WILL NEVER LIKE TO SHARE THAT TEMPLE WITH THE DEVIL, FOR GOD WILL LIKE TO PROTECT HIS GIFTS IN EVERY MAN GOD HAS CHOSEN.

But when you are walking contrary and only wishing that God will perform another miracle than the miracle of giving you the Word which, if you will obey, will cleanse you, sanctify you, make you holy, consecrate you and set you apart for God’s own service, no miracle will happen.

This is because, in the house of God, there are not only ornaments of gold and silver, there are also those of clay and of wood. And whosoever that purifies his heart, the same will be a vessel meet for the Master’s need.

WHEN YOU REFUSE TO PURIFY YOUR HEART AND WALK UPRIGHT; YOU REFUSE TO TAKE THE WORD OF GOD SEROUS AND YOU WANT GOD TO USE YOU AS OBJECT OF PRAISE, IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN, FOR GOD CAN NEVER USE IMPURE VESSELS TO SERVE PURE VESSELS. NEVER NEVER!

SO, IT BEHOOVES US TO SANITIZE AND CLEANSE OUR HEARTS FROM EVIL CONSCIENCES, EVIL THOUGHTS, IMAGINATIONS, MIND WANDERING, CRAFTINESS, SUBTLETY, OBSTINENCE AND THINGS LIKE THAT, FOR IF YOU DO NOT GET RID OF THEM FROM YOUR LIFE, GOD WILL NEVER USE YOU FOR HIMSELF BECAUSE YOU WILL BE A REPROACH.

YOU WILL BE AN OBJECT OF BLASPHEMY TO THE NAME OF GOD BECAUSE TODAY, YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD, BUT TOMORROW, YOU ARE A DEVIL. GOD HATES SUCH PEOPLE AND SUCH PEOPLE CAN NEVER BE PRODUCED FROM THIS FAMILY. AMEN!

I thank God Who is constantly at work in all that really belong to Him, helping all of them to obey Him more and more.

[13]For God is at work within you, helping you want to obey him, and then helping you do what he wants. [Philippians 2:13]

The same way the devil is constantly at work in all hypocrites, in all unbelievers, helping them to disbelieve God and walk contrary to the truth more and more. Do you believe it? Say Amen!

3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. [2nd Corinthians 4:3 – 4 NIV]

3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. [2 Corinthians 4:3 – 4 KJV]

NO MAN IS OPERATING WITHOUT SOMEBODY OCCUPYING HIS HEART. WHO IS THE KING OVER YOUR HEART? THAT IS THE CONTROLLER OF YOUR LIFE, FOR THE SPIRIT THAT IS IN A MAN CONTROLS EVERY ACTIVITY OF THAT MAN.

HOW DO I KNOW THE SPIRIT THAT IS IN OPERATION IN ME? IT IS THROUGH MY MANIFESTATION.

Upon this backdrop, I want us to go back to the Message we handled years back, although it is going to be very brief.

Our Sister Umezulike used it and the other one that came from this family altar which we used on Friday. Who can remind Me of the title of that Message?

THE DECISION TO FOLLOW CHRIST! She told Me that she used that Message and the one I am holding here right now – THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST.

She used these two messages to celebrate her last daughter’s 16th birthday anniversary and immediately she got a Message from this Family, and that was last Friday – the message titled DESTINY. She told Me she dedicated the Message: DESTINY, to her daughter.

And when we went to the Message, DECISION TO FOLLOW CHRIST, we saw it was a continuation of the Message titled, DESTINY. So, this one! THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION, touches on our characters, every one of us.

 AND YOU KNOW THAT WHENEVER CHARACTER IS LOST, EVERYTHING IS LOST, FOR CHRIST IS IDENTIFIED BY HIS CHARACTERISTICS. THE DEVIL IS ALSO IDENTIFIED BY HIS CHARACTERISTICS.

NO MATTER WHATEVER I AM PREACHING, NO MATTER MY DOCTRINES AND EVERYTHING, THEY ARE REFLECTING IN OUR CHARACTERS. TRUE OR FALSE?

 

 

Rounded Rectangle: I am making a proclamation and declaring Myself to you. If you like, take it. If you do not want, do not take it. But do not come to Me to query this and that there, because I am certain that at the end, you will know that I am HE. Selah. Otherwise, I would not have been telling you to believe in Me and you will have eternal life. Reject My Message and you will perish. No second chance there. 

HOW DO YOU KNOW GOD? Preached on 5th April, 1997 at the Household of God, Onitsha Pg. 42 vs. 17 – 18
 


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  REJECT THE WORD OF GOD, YOU HAVE REJECTED GOD [1]

 


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F YOU BELIEVE IN THE MESSAGE THAT IS MEANT TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER, THERE IS NO WAY YOU WILL CONTINUE TO WALK IN YOUR OLD WAY OF LIFE.

CONTINUING IN YOUR OLD WAY OF LIFE THAT IS SINFUL AND HATEFUL BEFORE GOD AND BEFORE ALL MANKIND, TELLS EVERYBODY THAT YOU BLATANTLY REJECTED THE TRUTH, FOR ANY TRUTH ANY MAN REJECTS CAN NEVER WORK IN HIS LIFE.

Any truth you reject; can it control your life? Can it work? You have said No! No means, “I will never practice it. I will not believe. Away with it.”

The same way they said, “Away with Christ. What must we do with this man called Christ, the Messiah, the Saviour, and the Anointed One?”

They said, “Away with Him. We do not need Him.” But that is the Way, the Truth and the Life they rejected publicly! “Away with Him! We do not need Him.”

THERE ARE MANY WAYS WE CAN SAY AWAY WITH CHRIST, FOR CHRIST IS THE ANOINTED WORD, AND WITHOUT THE WORD, THERE IS NO GOD. IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, THE WORD WAS GOD AND IS STILL GOD.

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [John 1:1 KJV]

So, when you are saying, “Away with this Message”, Christ is the Message which we preach! Is it not true? I John chapter 1 from verse 1. Christ is the message of life. Is it not true?

1[WE ARE writing] about the Word of Life [ in] Him Who existed from the beginning, Whom we have heard, Whom we have seen with our [own] eyes, Whom we have gazed upon [for ourselves] and have touched with our [own] hands.

2And the Life [ an aspect of His being] was revealed (made manifest, demonstrated), and we saw [as eyewitnesses] and are testifying to and declare to you the Life, the eternal Life [ in Him] Who already existed with the Father and Who [actually] was made visible (was revealed) to us [His followers]. [1 John 1:1 – 2 AMP]

When you are saying, “I will not believe. Away with this. Away with that”, you are indirectly and ignorantly saying, “Away with Christ. Away with your salvation. Away with your eternal life, this is the Messiah we will never accept.”

SO, WHEN YOU REJECT THE WORD OF GOD, YOU HAVE REJECTED GOD AND GOD HAS LABELED YOU A REJECT!

If you watch Saul, the king of Israel, immediately he disobeyed God’s instruction and rejected God, the prophet Samuel told him clearly and in clear terms, “King Saul, because you have rejected God, God has also rejected you.”

26But Samuel said to him, "I will not go back with you. You have rejected the Word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you as king over Israel!" [1 Samuel 15:26 NIV]

That is why nobody will say, “I love God but...” That ‘but’ has marked you out! You cannot say, “I love you but...” What is that ‘but’? If you do not love, you do not love. If you love, you love. Is it not true?

“I believe everything but this.” That goes to show that you have rejected all, for if you want to believe the Word of God, believe all! This is because no fountain produces bitter and sweet water.

 11Does a fountain send forth [simultaneously] from the same opening fresh water and bitter? [James 3:11 AMP]

There is one that you say you love and appreciate because it favours you! And there is one you say you will not love and accept simply because it is hurting you and it is attacking your evil character. Did you get the Message?

Why did the people say, “Away with the word? Away with the Message? Away with the Christ?” It is because Christ is attacking their wickedness. Christ is attacking their sinful lives, attacking their unbelief and attacking their foolishness. For that reason, they say, “Away with Him.”

If you have that spirit, God is saying this morning, “Change your mind! Change your heart!” Change your attitude because the truth you have rejected will be discovered at the end to be the truth God sent to set you free from your condition and from your hopeless condition.

THIS IS BECAUSE THE TRUTH MAN HAS ALWAYS REJECTED HAS BEEN PROVED TO BE THE TRUTH THAT HOLDS THE SOLUTION TO THAT MAN’S PROBLEM. Did you get the Message?

The truth man has always rejected has been proved to be the truth that holds the solution to man’s problem if they will gladly and courageously submit to the Word by believing it and allowing the Word to be in operation in their lives.

You can believe with your mouth and reject with your heart. Did you get the Message?

ACCEPTING THE TRUTH THAT CHANGES LIVES HAS NEVER BEEN AN EASY TASK ESPECIALLY TO A HEART THAT IS NOT READY TO REPENT, AND WHO IS NOT TIRED OF HIS WICKED WAYS.

THAT IS WHY, WHEN YOU ARE NOT TIRED OF LIVING WRONG, MAKE NO MISTAKE OF IDENTIFYING WITH GOD.

OTHERWISE, YOU WILL INCUR THE WRATH OF GOD, FOR HEARING THE WORD OF GOD WITHOUT PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE IS BLASPHEMY.

IT MAKES YOU A MOCKER. IT MAKES YOU A SCOFFER. IT MAKES YOU A BLASPHEMER. AND GOD WILL NEVER HOLD YOU GUILTLESS FOR BLASPHEMING HIS NAME, FOR SCOFFING HIS NAME AND FOR MOCKING HIM.

Galatians 6:7 said; “Let no man deceive you, God is not mocked. Any seed a man soweth, that he must reap.

7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. [Galatians 6:7]

Living Bible translation said, “You can never mock God by disbelieving His word, ridiculing His word, scoffing at His word and get away with it.”

[7]Don’t be misled; remember that you can’t ignore God and get away with it: a man will always reap just the kind of crop he sows! [Galatians 6:7 LB]

7Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. [Galatians 6:7 NIV]

7Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap. [Galatians 6:7 AMP]

PUNISHMENT AWAITS ANYBODY WHO HEARD THE TRUTH AND BECAME DISOBEDIENT, STUBBORN, STIFF-NECKED, HARD-HEARTED, AND UNREPENTANT. Amen!

So, this morning, My desire is that, while others are reading the ones I posted to them, this particular one that touches on character;

THIS IS BECAUSE WHATEVER THAT TOUCHES ON CHARACTER TOUCHES ON FAITH FOR FAITH IS CHARACTER. True or false?

YOUR BELIEF IS REFLECTIVE IN YOUR CHARACTER. MY OWN BELIEF IS REFLECTIVE IN MY CHARACTER, FROM HEAD TO TOE.

Physically speaking, the moment I come out and people will examine Me, before I will open My mouth, something has started ministering to them that this man is a different man and a peculiar One they must watch out for.

And when I will open My mouth, they will look at themselves, communicate with their eyes, “This man is a man of God.”

Where we went yesterday, I never introduced Myself as a man of God, but I could not hide My identity from all that were there, even the MC. Immediately I stepped in, they saw the glory of God upon My face.

As we journeyed along, I was given a position without even consultation. And he said, “There is a Great Man of God here whom he will appoint the Chairman.”

I do not belong to their church, Dunamis. Neither do I belong to that of My sister-in-law. They belong to another church, and this man belongs to another church.

Why identifying Me as a great man of God that has appeared here? And they said, “He is here with His wife”, and that it is glorious.

And truly speaking, we were different. We were peculiar. And all eyes were on us both in admiration and in everything!

We were completely different. In short, we stole the whole show. We became the cynosure of all eyes. They were admiring Christ, the glory of God upon us. Every comment was directed towards us.

Even My sister-in-law and the husband felt on top of the world. My in-laws who came from Nsugbe village, all of them, they were very much excited.

They came to Me and praised Me, “In-law! The one lion that protects the community! We are proud of You and Your wife. You have made us proud. We cherish You. You are a worthy Personality. You are an indomitable warrior. One that cannot be easily defeated even when surprised with an attack from behind. An Igbo adage says that one that is taken unawares with an attack from behind falls easily. But you were surprised with an attack from behind and you stood your grounds. You did not shake one bit.”

Simply because I know that God is guiding Me, God is in Me and that God is in My wife, we accepted a responsibility impromptu. And we defended it through Christ.

They said that I should pray, and I held the rain from touching the ground, brightened the weather and brightened the whole thing.

Even from the prayers, all that came from Rivers State turned to us and said, “Indeed, this man is a man of God.” This was before I ever addressed the crowd.

Just in a nutshell, I swept over the whole ground and then paved the way for a glorious outing which we had yesterday to the glory of God.

Noticing what was happening, there was no sign of worldliness, and everybody was restrained, even the whole youths. I do not know whether all of you were observant.

They were dancing to the tune of the chairman of the occasion, and also dancing to the tune of the bride and bridegroom. Things happened. If it was a preaching ground, I would have opened up more.

What am I saying? Where [and who] do you identify yourself with? If you see yourself in any gathering, the part you are playing, the role you are playing, the area you have identified with will make us to know who you are and where your interest is.

If your interest is in dancing, you will see it. If it is in eating and drinking, it is there. If it is in admiring women, you are there. You know where your interest is.

AND WHEREVER YOUR INTEREST IS, THAT IS WHERE THE SPIRIT THAT IS IN OPERATION IN YOU IS LEADING YOU TO.

The salvation THE SON OF MAN is pointing everyone to is Christ’s salvation and no other. No more, no less. And I have given you the condition by which you will get this salvation. It is offered to all of you free of charge from now. You have the right to take it. You have the right to reject it. It is a free gift. It is not compulsory. You have the right to accept it. You have the right to reject it.

 

AS WE WAIT AT THE GATE OF PARADISE VOL 2; preached on Sunday 3rd April, 2011 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 133 vs. 66

 

 

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REJECT THE WORD OF GOD, YOU HAVE REJECTED GOD [2]

Hear Me very well, I spoke to the Elders when I came back that same yesterday to be very careful about the Son of Man, for I am a Big Masquerade.

IT IS SAID THAT A MASQUERADE USES FOUR EYES TO LOOK AT PEOPLE, BUT PEOPLE SEE ONLY TWO EYES. YOU USE YOUR TWO EYES TO WATCH THE MASQUERADE, WHILE THE MASQUERADE IS USING FOUR EYES TO SEE YOU.

You are seeing the outer eyes of a masquerade, but you can never see the inner eyes. True or false?

Whatever the masquerade will unleash on you, good or bad, it is prompted by what the inner eyes will be seeing around you. Did you get the Message?

A masquerade has four eyes. People can only see his two eyes, but the masquerade sees people with four eyes. The most fearful eyes of the masquerade are the outer ones, but the inner ones which you do not see do not look fearful.

True or false? Are you understanding me? Is there anybody that does not know what a masquerade is?

When a masquerade covers his face, did he cover his eyes? The eyes with which the masquerade sees you is the same type of eyes with which you are seeing the masquerade.

The one you are seeing is the outer one which was designed to frighten people just like the masquerade’s frightening face. Is the face of the masquerade the same as the face of the man inside the masquerade? Do you really talk to yourself?

What frightened you and you ran away is just the dreadful mask. If he removes it, you will come back and hug the masquerade. Is it a lie?

Once he wears that mask and demonstrates, you will run away with the impression, “This masquerade has an ugly and fearful face. It has protruding horns on the head, with a long tail and holding a menacing whip.” That is a masquerade!

Those are the things that make it a masquerade, but he watches you with the inner eyes which you do not see. Did you get the Message?

THAT IS WHY THE EYES WITH WHICH THE MASQUERADE SEES YOU IS DIFFERENT FROM THE EYES WITH WHICH

YOU ARE SEEING THE MASQUERADE.

WITH THE INNER EYES, HE RECOGNIZES THE PERSON WHO HAS COME TO CAST A HARMFUL SPELL ON HIM.

WITH THE INNER EYES, HE RECOGNIZES THE PERSON WHO HAS COME TO GIVE HIM MONEY, TO HUG HIM OR TO DANCE WITH HIM. Did you get the message?

It is with the inner eyes that the masquerade knows how much money that was given to him. He can confront you later for proper accountability. Did you get the Message?

With the inner eyes, the masquerade sees rice, sees beer and also sees the seat where he will sit down, but the outer eyes are what we see and conclude that the masquerade do not eat nor drink.

When the masquerade approaches you with its back, you may stand where you are. But if he comes facing you, you will run away.

But from the inside, the man in the masquerade will be watching you and be laughing, “He is running for his dear life”. The masquerade knows that the person running this way is either his brother or sister. Is it a lie? He knows what he is doing.

WHAT AM I SAYING? BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THE LIVE YOU ARE LIVING, FOR THE MASQUERADE YOU ARE HAVING DEALINGS WITH HAS FOUR EYES.

IF YOU ONLY EVALUATE HIM BASED ONLY ON THE OUTER EYES, YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS. STRIVE TO MAKE HIM SEE YOU AS A GOOD PERSON WITH HIS INNER EYES AND THEN, INVITE YOU TO COME CLOSER TO HIM.

STRIVE TO MAKE HIM TO SEE YOU AS ONE THAT WILL BE EMBRACED OR WHO HE WILL CALL BACK WHEN YOU WANT TO RUN AWAY.

TO CROWN IT ALL, HE WILL REMOVE THE MASK AND ALLOW YOU TO SEE HIM. BY THEN, YOU WILL HAVE RELIEF AND YOU WILL RELAX. Amen! Did you get this illustration? Are you understanding it?

Be mindful of the eyes with which you are watching the masquerade. The ones with which the masquerade is watching you are different. This is both parable and wisdom.

Know that the masquerade uses four eyes to see people and other things, but people see only but his two eyes that are made manifest in the outside, when the real eyes are inside.

What am I saying? We have spiritual eyes, and we have physical eyes. Did you get the Message?

We have spiritual blindness, and we also have physical blindness. Did you get the Message?

God is seeing us using spiritual eyes. Then, He equally wants us to combine the two. The spiritual and the physical! That will make up a real human being.

Through your physical manifestation, we will know whether you fear God or not. Is it not true?

Is there any other way we can judge and conclude that somebody has no fear of God if not through his character and manifestations? This is because the manifestation of everything is the interpretation thereof. True or false?

By their fruits, by their character, you can place everybody where they belong, including your own self, for you know who you are. You know what you are manifesting. And you know what the Word of God says concerning your character.

16By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. [Matthew 7:16 – 20 NIV]

If evil is good, why is it practiced in secret? It is when somebody has lost shamefacedness that he can come openly and advertise himself as a devil. Amen!

Anything must be done in the day and in the light, for the light revealeth all things. Am I making sense at all?

13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. [Ephesians 5:13 KJV]

So this morning, I want us to rehearse this little piece, peradventure we will get strength from it that will help us to go into the Message for today.

For the Message of today, the Sunday school is WE ARE IN DANGER OF BEING CALLED TO QUESTION, while the sermon is I AM THE MERCY SEAT.

But I have another Message. None is greater than the other because I told you that till eternity, this stammering Voice will remain echoing, for this is the Voice of Life in the Bride of Christ Ministry.

In every home that is desirous of eternal life, the Voice of the Son of Man is the Voice of Life. Is it not truth?

But in a home where they are desiring perdition and eternal separation from God, the Voice of the Son of Man is the Voice of death. Is it a lie?

So, we portray an aroma of life to those that are going to be saved but an aroma of death to those who are destined to perish.

15For we are like a sweet-smelling incense offered by Christ to God, which spreads among those who are being saved and those who are being lost. 16For those who are being lost, it is a deadly stench that kills; but for those who are being saved, it is a fragrance that brings life. Who, then, is capable for such a task? [2 Corinthians 2:15 – 16 GNB]

They do not want to hear the Voice of the Son of Man, talk more of seeing His face. You will hear, “Away with this Message! Away with this Voice! Every day, He is indicting. Every day, He is finding fault. Away with Him!”

This is because they are not yet ready to repent. They are not ready to change their minds and their ways for their ways are evil. And that is why they are saying, “Away with this man!”

Who are they referring to? Christ, the Messiah, the Saviour who has come in human form as He has always been visiting this world in human form.

Who has ever welcomed Him into his heart? You will welcome a man into your heart before admitting him into your home. True or false?

The way he is in your heart determines the way you will treat him if he comes in. If he is the one you have already rejected in your heart, you will give him a shabby treatment so that he will feel uncomfortable and go away. Is it not true?

But if that man is a wise man, he will notice everything on the face, for the face is the window of the mind. True or false?

An elder is dismissed with the eyes, while a child is dismissed using the word of the mouth. If I am wise, I will know when your face is repulsive.

WHEN YOUR FACE IS REJECTING ME, YOUR HEART HAS TURNED AWAY FROM ME. I will be stupid to force Myself into you.

So it is between man and God. GOD KNOWS THAT REJECTION TAKES PLACE IN THE HEART. ACCEPTANCE ALSO TAKES PLACE IN THE HEART.

THE MOMENT YOU WELCOME THE TRUTH IN YOUR HEART, TRULY SPEAKING, WHOEVER THAT HOLDS THAT TRUTH WILL BE YOUR BEST FRIEND.

My best friend is not he that freely gives Me money or gives Me food or shelter. Even the heathens do more than that.

My best friend is he that will turn Me away from the pathway of death and introduce Me to the pathway of life.

He that will find Me in error, he will correct Me in love and show Me a better way of life so that I will not perish. That is My best friend.

One that will make Me to be a friend of God. One that will lead Me to God who is the Author and Finisher of eternal salvation. That is My best friend.

And when I do not have such a friend around, I know I have nobody. I may have My father, I may have My mother, have My wife and everything. As long as that one is not around Me, I have nobody.

Hence God said, “You have no father but Christ, no mother but Christ, no wife, no children, nothing, nothing but Christ.

FOR ANYBODY WHO IS NOT REFLECTING CHRIST IS A CANNON FODDER. I do not care your earthly relationship with that person. In the end, you must separate. You must part. True or false?

Be it known to you that the Son of Man is here revealing this truth to this family. And from this family, every other family that is connected to this family will benefit, for this family has become the source of blessing to every other family here on earth. And so the Lord ordained it.

With these few words, I usher you into this Message, believing God that we will derive something from it. Nobody is adequate to read it but our brother, Promise.

If I remove you from the family worship because of poor reading or poor presentation, it then means you are doomed to all eternity. We are making tapes that will go round.

You can see the Voice I have been using. I have been talking and it has been sharp. You ate, but I did not eat. You slept but I did not sleep. You were resting yesterday, but I never rested till now

Who had a close insight into the hour? The Resurrected Body. Who is feeding us with this Truth? The Resurrected Body. Who has the ability to fish out criminals from amongst us? The Resurrected Body. Who has the Power to separate the sheep from the goat? The Resurrected Body. Who knows who is who in the Bride? The Resurrected Body. …… They knew nothing about separation until The Son of Man appeared with the Message of separation. “Come out from amongst them and be ye separate. I will be your God. You will be My sons and daughters”, sayeth the Lord of Lords, The Lord God Almighty. Then they went to the pulpit.

 

Action is faith expressed; Preached on Sunday December 18, 2011 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 135 vs. 15 & Pg. 141 vs. 35

 

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THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST EXPLAINED

THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST; Preached by Apostle Peter Odoemena on 5th April, 2009 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Page 4 [Nugget]

Nobody falls sick physically without first falling sick spiritually. The same way, if you are not spiritually sound, there is no need talking about character. Character is a formation of the spirit.

Even success and failure are both spiritual. When you fail spiritually, you must fail physically. You better think about it and begin to reposition yourself immediately. [Nugget from the Message, STRIVE TO BE A STAR; Preached on Sunday, 2nd September, 2007 Page 15 verse 12]

Nobody falls sick physically without first falling sick spiritually. The same way, if you are not spiritually sound, there is no need talking about character. Character is a formation of the spirit.

Even success and failure are both spiritual. When you fail spiritually, you must fail physically. You better think about it and begin to reposition yourself immediately.

 

THE GREATEST SERMON IS YOUR CHARACTER

The greatest sermon is what? My character. “My” Do not say, “Your”. “My Character.” Elijoe say so, “My character.” Do not tell me “our” or “your”.

The greatest sermon anybody can preach anywhere is the person’s character. Do you believe it to be true?

Any Message that can never change character from evil to good, is it a Message? It is not effective!

It can be an effective Message, but it is rejected by the recipient. When you say no to a Message that will change your life, can it work?

There is no way there can be character change without a Message. A tree that bears good fruits has a source of water. A tree that bears bad fruits also has a source of water. Is it a lie Brethren?

Find out where you are drawing your strength, from where you are manifesting everything you are manifesting. You have a source of water.

If it is the devil, the devil is sponsoring your bad habit. If it is God, God is the One sponsoring your good habit. How does He [God] do it? By injecting the right Message into your heart.

The devil will also inject wrong message into your heart, into your memory, and then they will begin to clash. Whoever that wins will dominate your life. Of course! God cannot share a temple with the devil.

Any spirit you yield yourself, you become a Minister, a powerful Minister to that spirit, ministering its characteristics to the whole world, whether it be Christ or devil. True or false?

Who would like to be devil’s Minister to minister death and to minister unrighteousness and ungodliness to all mankind? Wherever you go, you are known for evil.

When someone takes a look at you, you will be a manifestation of evil from head to toe. When you manifest your behavior, everyone will spit out in total rejection.

That is contrary to Christ. So if you received a sound doctrine that changed the lives of others, and your life remained the same, it is a sure sign you said no to that Message. You never welcomed it.

Any correction a man does not accept cannot help him to amend his ways. Reject correction and remain where you are or even become worse. You will only accept correction when you are tired of living wrong.

The greatest sermon is your character. I have never minced words revealing it to everybody. I have told you that character makes a personality.

Character makes what? A personality! It is not your height. It is not your education. It is not your gorgeous dressing. And it is not your wealth, but your character.

You may possess all these things, but if you do not possess good character, you will never have a good reputation. In spite of all you have amassed for yourself, You will still be an abominable human being before godly people. An abomination of all abominations.

THREE THINGS THAT DEPICT PERSONALITY. I mean, things that are really visible that depict who you are. Number one is your MODE OF SPEECH. Number two is your DRESSING. Number three is your CHARACTER. Amen!

One without the Spirit of God, when he is dressed, he will look like a masquerade. Is it a lie Brethren? When someone without the Spirit of God speaks, he is regarded as a goat, because he does not reason properly. Am I making sense?

Then when he eventually acts, oh, there will be trouble. He will become good for nothing. A big fruit with a seed. That is why the Igbo adage says that being tall does not mean that my child has grown. Your child may grow tall without knowledge and wisdom. One that is grown, but without knowledge and wisdom, is he or she a human being? 

I emphasize on character because even in the Bible, Titus said that the level of the truth he was impacting to his hearer was the type of truth that transformed human life. So, I do not give you a message for giving sake.

1-2From: Paul, the slave of God and the messenger of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to bring faith to those God has chosen and to teach them to know God’s truth—the kind of truth that changes lives—so that they can have eternal life, which God promised them before the world began—and he cannot lie. [ Titus 1:1-2]

The type of truth that transforms human life for the better, if only you will believe! But when you do not believe, will your life be transformed for the better?

I do not want to mention names, there are too many characters we have in our Faith. This Bridal Faith is full of people that hear the truth, know the truth but do not believe for which cause their character have remained the same from the day I met them in 1990 till now. No change!

If they were evil when I met them, in spite of the glorious Messages from God that have transformed many people’s characters for the better, they are still living that old lives.

A sign that they have already said in their hearts, “Away with Christ! Away with this truth! Away with this Man who is always troubling us with this truth. We do not need it!”

Yet, they are found in our midst. What is keeping them? The help they are getting from the Brethren. The attention we are giving them in the time of need and in the time of troubles. That is what is sustaining them.

What next? Their expectation that whenever they will die, the Saints of God will contribute money, buy casket, get ambulance, preserve the body in the mortuary and joyously carry the corpse to their home town and bury the person as if a traditional ruler is being buried.

We can give you such rousing burial only to mean farewell to hellfire. That is what it means.

We cannot bury you in unbelief and you resurrect in belief. We cannot bury you in evil and you resurrect in righteousness.

Though the whole world will join hands together and bury an evil man, he is an evil man in the grave.

He will resurrect an evil man, and will be sentenced to go where evil people are, not minding that the whole world joined hands to bury him. Does it contain any truth?

It is not the number of people that bury somebody that determines where the person is heading to. What determines where we are heading to remains our character; the life we lived till the day we died.

So, I do not give you a Message for giving sake. I aim at transforming your life, making your life better so that you can achieve your objectives in life. Sure!!!

Have you heard the target? That the reason the gospel of Christ is coming to us is to change our lives. So that we will live a good life so that we can achieve our objectives in life. Is it a lie Brethren? So that God’s objective for creating us will be made manifest.

I aim at transforming your life, making your life better so that you can achieve your objective in life. ONCE CHARACTER IS LOST, EVERYTHING IS LOST. SO, CHARACTER MAKES A PERSONALITY.

I do not care about your level of education. If you do not combine good morals with your education, you can never command influence. You can never be respected.

There are too many people that do not earn respect irrespective of their academic attainment. I use example of those university dons that mess themselves up because they do not have good characters. Before the students, they command no respect.

When money is lost, I mean nothing is lost. When life is lost, a little thing is lost. But when character is lost, everything; the totality of what makes a human being is gone.

Do you believe it to be true? Thank you! So, what maketh a personality then? What maketh a personality then? Character! I want you to say it. What maketh a personality? Character!

What makes someone a good person? Character! What makes one to be referred to as a bad person? Character! Period!

You cannot be a good and bad fellow at the same time. You cannot be a good fellow and a bad fellow at the same time.

Remember that once you are good, you become an abomination to the ungodly ones. A good fellow [a righteous fellow] is an abomination to the wicked fellow [an ungodly fellow] which is not ready to repent.

It is the same way for a bad human being. A bad fellow is an abomination to the righteous, for the two operate on opposite directions.

Can two walk together, except they be agreed? [Amos 3:3 KJV]

14Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?

16What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people."

17"Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you." 18"I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." [2 Corinthians 6:14 – 18 KJV]

So, I am aiming aT raising you as model in this generation.

What is God’s aim? Making us models in this generation. Making us samples! Making us samples in this in this family. Samples wherever this message is being preached and practiced.

18And it was of His own [free] will that He gave us birth [as sons] by [His] Word of Truth, so that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures [a sample of what He created to be consecrated to Himself]. [James 1:18 AMP]

Presenting us before the whole world and before God spotless and undefiled, so that we will have the right of place in Paradise.

Hell will not be associated with us. No disappointment whatsoever. No regret, no sorrow, and no pain.

That is why I told you that the greatest preaching, the greatest sermon, I do not care who is preaching it; the greatest preaching or sermon that makes the greatest impact in the life of people is nothing but your character.

If I preach more than Michael the arch-angel and my character is zero, I win nobody. Is it true?

What wins people to your side is not merely what you are saying but your challenging character.

Did you get it right? Is it not what we are suffering in this Faith? People think that their preaching is enough for Paradise, but God is saying No, for your life must be reflective of your preaching. Did you get the Message right?

That is why any Message that is not worthy of transforming life is not worthy of preaching. And that is why we are different from others. Amen!!!

If you come here expecting me to begin to talk about miracles, signs and wonders you will be disappointed. You want me to continue to toe the old life you lived before you started coming here, you will be disappointed.

You cannot hear it from me, “You barren woman! Witches and wizard! This and that! Bring the lame! Bring the poor! Bring this.” And when you bring them, nothing happens.

You see, Onitsha has been placing a perpetual curse on one man that came here last week to deceive himself thinking he was deceiving the public. Pastor David Ogbueli of Dominion City!

You saw the posters and fliers everywhere. In every street and in every corner, they mobilized. [You saw] what they used [and] mobilized everything mobilizable! I mean, to propagate his propaganda.

Oh! Religion is full of politics. For in politics, there are too many propaganda! In religious politics, there are too many propaganda. I mean preaching things that can never materialize even in the world to come.

So, look at the foolish man. He came here, people thought he was serious, with all his posters and things. Anyway, people have no regard for such personalities anymore.

That is why they indulge in all humiliating things without restraints because the virtue in them is lost.

I believe I have taught you on “Restoring the dignity of man through labour”. You must work with your hands and earn your living.

1This short exhortation is informed by the fact that a good number of ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ have refused to work with the pretext that they are on full time ministries. 2Many people, out of sheer ignorance of the Holy Scriptures, do not see anything bad in it. ......

...... 30Nobody today can claim to be on full time preaching or ministry more than the LORD Jesus Christ and yet He did not go ab out duping His followers. [RECOGNIZE YOUR DAY AND ITS OWN MESSAGE; December 2001; “Work is ordained of God for all His people” Page 2, Chapter 1:1 – 2, 30]

11Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, 12so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. [1 Thessalonians 4:11 – 12 NIV]

6In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.

7For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, 8nor did we eat anyone's food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.

9We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to make ourselves a model for you to follow. 10For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."

11We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 12Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat. [2 Thessalonians 3:6 – 12 NIV]

You must be industrious, for the greatest treasure God has given to you is sound health. Once you have that sound health and you are not incapacitated physically, you must earn an honest living.

The sky is too wide for two birds to collide in the air. The sky is too wide for that type of nonsense.

If this road closes, look for another one. But why must you look for an open road? Why not create a new road. People are looking for already made road but wise people create new roads that never existed, thereby creating history.

Page 13 verse 23. Wherever you find yourself, you are there because God wants you to be there. Somebody is watching you, somebody is assessing you, and somebody is monitoring you. And this is what people are taking cognizance of.

Page 15 from verse 28. .....So, please, if you watch the teachings we are receiving, they are aiming at something. They are aiming at refining you as an individual, reforming you, re-orienting you and giving you a sense of direction for you to be able to face the challenges of the hour.

As long as you are here on earth, you can never avoid challenges. I have explained challenges time without number.

They are those unavoidable interesting responsibilities that confront us on day to day basis. Very interesting and very unavoidable! Interesting in the sense that they are part of the adjustment we make.

SO, YOUR LIFE MUST BE A MODEL. CHARACTER MAKES A PERSONALITY. ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN VOICE. REMEMBER THAT ACTION IS YOUR CHARACTER.

That is why Saint Paul in his day said, “You are the written epistles read of all men.”

1Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? 2Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: 3forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart. [2 Corinthians 3:1 – 2 KJV]

1Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? 2You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. 3You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. [2 Corinthians 3:1 – 2 NIV]

[1]Are we beginning to be like those false teachers of yours who must tell you all about themselves and bring long letters of recommendation with them? I think you hardly need someone’s letter to tell you about us, do you? And we don’t need a recommendation from you, either! [2]The only letter I need is you yourselves! By looking at the good change in your hearts, everyone can see that we have done a good work among you. [3]They can see that you are a letter from Christ, written by us. It is not a letter written with pen and ink, but by the Spirit of the living God; not one carved on stone, but in human hearts. [2 Corinthians 3:1 - 3 LB]

In other words, you are the written Scriptures. You are the written Bible any human being can read. So, character is very, very essential. Very, very essential!

Page 18 from verse 37. .......This is why it is very easy for us at a glance to discover anybody that is walking contrary because we have received a teaching.

No group of people can live a life higher than the teaching they receive. That is why Paul was enjoining Timothy to be very careful that he passed on sound teaching to his members and to his hearers.

13Hold fast and follow the pattern of wholesome and sound teaching which you have heard from me, in [all] the faith and love which are [for us] in Christ Jesus. [2 Timothy 1:13 AMP]

But after giving you sound teachings aimed at making you better citizens fit for the Kingdom of Heaven, and the life of the Message is not seen in your individual characters, what does it portray?

It bears eloquent witness that you said, “I do not want it.” You rejected it. Like the land that rejects water, what will it produce? Thistles. A land that rejects water, what will it produce? Thistles. Sharp object that are dangerous!

You become that man who is not easily entreated! You will be that man who will be incorrigible in all your ways. Stubbornly bad! And who cannot comprehend even the hour he is living in, talk less of controlling himself and his emotions.

He will live an unguided life for rejecting the way of life ordained for people who are going to live with God eternally.

Whatever we are being taught is the ordained way God has ordained for all [for you and I] if we want to enjoy eternal life. The opposite is eternal death, which means eternal separation from God.

What does it then profit us, knowing the truth, pretending we are believing the truth, living wrong and at the same time having our hope on eternal life? Can it happen?

You are likened to one who is shown the way to Lagos; you were shown the vehicle that will take people to Lagos, but you decided to go to Enugu. Will you go to Lagos again?

No group of people can live a life higher than the teaching they receive.

That is why Paul was enjoining Timothy to be very careful that he passed on sound teaching to his members, to his hearers. That by so doing that he would save his life and the lives of those that heard him.

16Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. [1 Timothy 4:16 KJV]

16Look well to yourself [to your own personality] and to [your] teaching; persevere in these things [hold to them], for by so doing you will save both yourself and those who hear you. [1 Timothy 4:16 AMP]

My life is tied to this teaching. Your life is tied to it. The aim of God is to raise us as models.

In Saint Paul’s way of putting it to the Colossians Church and Ephesians Church in his day, he said that he is going to present you unto himself as a Holy Church without spot, wrinkle or blemish.

22But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— [Colossians 1:22 NIV]

27that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. [Ephesians 5:27 KJV]

 How is it possible? It is impossible without a Teacher. So, teaching is like a seed. When you plant a seed, you know what you are expecting to harvest as fruit.

 If you see anything contrary, you query it [and] check it very well, to know if the enemy has operated on it. I mean, when you slept.

 That is why in Jesus day, he said, “Any seed my father did not plant, will be uprooted, for when he sowed his seed and went to bed and slept, in the mid-night, the enemy went there and sowed another thing.”

 Of course, that could be traced down to the Garden of Eden. I am not talking about the imaginary Eden. I mean this very Eden. This very Eden! So, please, give me your attention while we try to look into our various characters.

There is no human being that does not have control over his character, over his emotions, impulses. Everything you do, you have control over it. That is why whatever that is ruling your life is what you had already decided. The life you are living is a matter of decision. The life you have decided to live, nobody will change it. God will only tell you the implications, “If this is the way you have chosen to live your life, this is the implication.” If you do not know that we have a life, it then means you are not in the Faith.

 

THE SEPARATING LINE IS CHARACTER [morning altar message]; Preached at The house of refuge, Mbaise, Nigeria on Saturday 29th June 2019; Chapter 2 verses 2 - 4

 

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YOUR CHARACTER IS YOUR REPUTATION

AN OPEN - MOUTHED FELLOW IS A HABITUAL LIAR AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED. IF YOU WANT TO ATTAIN GREATNESS IN REPUTATION, LET YOUR WORDS BE FEW AT ALL TIMES AND IN ALL SITUATIONS.

IT IS WISDOM TO DO MORE HEARING AND LESS TALKING, REMEMBER THAT THE WORTH OF A MAN IS HIS REPUTATION.

THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST; Preached by Apostle Peter Odoemena on 5th April, 2009 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Page 21 [Nugget]

The worth of man is his reputation. it is Not in his bank account. it is not in his gorgeous dressing. It is in your reputation, Man or woman, young or old.

If you say you are worthless, what makes somebody worthless?

When we say that someone is worthless, what do we see and declare the person worthless? Is it not a worthless character? It is a bad character.

You can never live wrong and earn a good reputation. Impossible. Neither will you live right, and earn a bad reputation.

Are you desirous of earning a good reputation before God and man? It is all in your hands.

The secret lies in believing this truth and planning your life to reflect this truth by becoming conscious of everything you do and everything you say; Being mindful of the thoughts and imaginations of your hearts at all times; Knowing what is informing your decisions in whatever you are doing in this life.

This is because you cannot live a loose life, an unguided life and aim at getting a good reputation in the end. Never! Never!

No farmer refuses to weed his farm and expects a bumper harvest. Can it happen? You refuse to weed your farm and expect a bumper harvest! Does it happen? Good!

THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST; Page 24 from verse 7. What is discipline? A training that corrects! A training that corrects!

when you receive a training that corrects, you have received discipline. if you are not disciplined, you cannot be self-controlled. the two are not one.

They are two different things and they work together. self-control, a must for human development.

THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST; Page 27 from verse 16. The quality of every family is determined by the quality of the individuals in that family.

You can have too many people in your family without quality. No miracle will happen. I say, “No miracle will happen.” True or false? True!

Page 28 verse 19. Yes! We are growing as a nation everyday but we are not developing. This is the truth about the whole thing. That is why poverty is in its peak in Nigeria.

NOTHING BRINGS POVERTY MORE THAN UNDERDEVELOPMENT. Nothing brings what? Poverty more than underdevelopment.

AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT SHOWCASES ITSELF IN CORRUPT LIVING. WHEN A MAN IS UNDERDEVELOPED, HE IS CORRUPT.

Watch all the corrupt people in the society. Are they not underdeveloped people? If they command good characters and good reputations, will they be corrupt? Will EFCC be arresting and detaining them?

So underdeveloped people are corrupt people, no matter how highly placed they may be.

That is why corrupt people dominate the affairs of governance in Nigeria. The reason why we are suffering a great setback is because the wealth of the nation is found in the hands of few individuals who, as a result of underdevelopment, decided to amass the nation’s wealth to themselves to the detriment of the majority. True or false?

It takes an underdeveloped human being to steal, to tell lies in disguise, to cheat. It takes an underdeveloped human being to engage in all sorts of evil practices and even in yahoo business.

Underdeveloped persons believe in cultism. Do you believe it? Underdeveloped persons indulge in all forms of criminalities without restraint because they have lost all feelings of shame. Amen!

Why are they underdeveloped? The fear of God is not in them. The reverence for God is not in them. God has no way, no portion in their lives.

They have made up their minds in everything about God “Away with it for now! For now, we do not need it.”

If you are found in that category, check where you will land in the end. Check your landing point which will determine your eternal destiny.

I have seen many people and their corpses, but I have never seen any man that is buried with his wealth. I have not seen any that was buried with his wealth so that he will continue to enjoy it in the grave. That person does not exist. Such person has not arrived.

So whatever an underdeveloped human being is acquiring for himself to the detriment of his soul means acquisition of eternal condemnation to himself. Acquisition of eternal punishment to himself.

Why? His underdeveloped character never permitted him to see the light of truth. Did you get the message?

AN UNDERDEVELOPED HUMAN BEING CAN NEVER RECOGNIZE AND ACCEPT THE TRUTH THAT IS MEANT TO CHECK HIS LIFE FOR HE DOES NOT REASON PROPERLY.

If he cannot reason properly, can he act properly? Did you get the Message? As a man thinketh in his heart so he is.

6Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: 7for as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. [Proverbs 23:6 – 7 KJV]

So through your character, we will know the way you reason. We can evaluate your intelligent quotient [IQ]. In short, we can place you rightly in the category you belong to.

Hence, we can call some people beasts. We can call some people fools and nonentities because they do not reason wisely.

If you do not reason wisely, you cannot behave wisely. Did you get the Message? When you reason wisely, you can correct your errors without anybody pointing it out to you. And that becomes self-discipline.

Self-discipline means the discipline you have decided to give yourself. The correction you have decided to do in your own personal life without anybody buffeting you about, for you know the awful implications if you should continue in that character.

But one that is not sensible; one that is corrupt and underdeveloped, though he may be a giant, he will never see the light of truth. It may be a disturbance he is not ready to bear.

For that reason, he will say, “Away with it for now. Go for now. There is something more important bothering me.”

Find out that thing bothering him that is greater than good character and you will hear what he will tell you, “In the meantime, what I want is money. I need money! Money is important!”

GIVE A FOOL MONEY, AND DESTROY A FOOL PREMATURELY. GIVE A FOOL MONEY, AND DESTROY HIM PREMATURELY, FOR HIS UNDERDEVELOPED MIND WILL NOT GIVE HIM THE RIGHT WAY TO HANDLE MONEY. MONEY WILL DESTROY HIM.

THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST; Page 28 from verse 19. Yes! We are growing as a nation every day, but we are not developing. This is the truth about the whole thing. That is why poverty is in its peak in Nigeria. Nothing brings poverty more than underdevelopment.

Underdevelopment promotes poverty to its peak. A family is impoverished because it is flooded with underdeveloped human beings. You can be educated to the core. Yet, you are underdeveloped. Underdevelopment has nothing to do with academic attainment.

We have too many who are academically developed, but in wisdom, in character, in reputation, they are underdeveloped. Does it exist?

There are too many academic fools. Too many “Money-Miss-Road”. Too many giant fools, handsome fools, beautiful fools. There are many who are fair to look at, gorgeous in appearance, but fools in behavior. Do we have them?

This is the imbalance which the message of the Son of Man is correcting in our lives so that, at the end, we shall be presented as well-developed human beings all round who will now build the nation of God. Did you get the Message?

The nation of God must be built with people with good reputations. Only people with good reputations can sojourn with Christ in paradise eternally. Only developed human beings.

When you are well developed, you will fear God and avoid evil. You will avoid anything that will bring blasphemy to the Name of God.

Anything that will bring reproach to you as a man and to your family, you will avoid it. You will see that you have developed your mentality and your spirituality beyond accepting that evil way of life. Did you get the message?

So, if you are operating within that frame where everything can infiltrate into your heart and you say, “You are happily welcome”, it then means you are still underdeveloped.

A DEVELOPED HUMAN BEING IS A PRINCIPLED HUMAN BEING. THERE ARE TOO MANY THINGS TO which HE WILL SAY NO. EVEN TILL ETERNITY, NOTHING WILL ENTICE HIM OR PUSH HIM TO IT. THAT IS A PRINCIPLED HUMAN BEING.

An underdeveloped human being has no principle. He is, “Everything Goes”. He accepts anywhere he finds himself!

That is why every underdeveloped human being is a victim of circumstance, a victim of environment and a victim of the company where he finds himself. He can never fit into good reforms.

Reform your character and build a good reputation for yourself that will give you a place among those that are sanctified, consecrated, set aside for God’s use.

But when you refuse to do that, find yourself among those renegades, vagabonds and fugitives that will end your journey in hellfire and eternal torment.

They will enjoy wildlife only for a while and then enjoy punishment throughout eternity. What a shameful thing that you will hear the truth and act contrary. To whom much is given, much is expected.

Remember, this is our Sunday school. Others are using another Message, “We are in danger of being called to question.”

And really, we will be called to questions if, after hearing the truth, knowing the truth and believing the truth, we act contrary, God must ask us why? Is it not true?

He that has taught us has the right to query us if we misbehave. Is it not the Teacher that taught you that has the right to query you? “I spent my time teaching you, why did you fail this examination?”

This is because a student that is not serious ridicules the master; ridicules the lecturer and the lecturer can never love you. He will hate you with perfect hatred.

Even if he knows the way of helping you out, he will never try it, for he knows you will not appreciate it, because an underdeveloped human being does not appreciate anything good.

An underdeveloped human being takes record of evils done to him but can never remember the goods done to him. That is an underdeveloped human being.

He will only remember the wrong done to him, forgetting the good done to him because he is not reasoning properly. He does not check his life. He does not call himself to order.

That is why, to an underdeveloped human being, everything he does seemeth right in his eyes.

By his assessment, he does not see anything wrong in what he is doing because he is underdeveloped. Am I making sense at all?

I want us to see ourselves and our images or our real self in the picture of what we are hearing, for faith cometh by hearing and hearing the Word of God.

 17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. [Romans 10:17 KJV]

This is because the Messages we are receiving here cannot be traced in any textbook. God is touching on our lives and our characters. And that is the essence of the Gospel of Christ. Is it not true?

The essence of Christ coming to give us His words is not to improve our academic standard. No! But He came to improve our spiritual, moral and physical standards so that we will be like Him. Amen!

THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST; Page 28 from verse 20. Poverty is a sign of underdevelopment. Finish! Check the population of Nigeria, we are running into hundreds of millions. But check the quality of people called Nigerians; very poor quality.

See our politicians, substandard human beings… substandard human beings!

You know what a substandard human being is? A human being that is not worthy to be called a human being. A miniature human being. A counterfeit human being. A chaff.

He claims he is a human being because he talks, he drinks, he wears dresses, he can impregnate a woman and have children. It does not make him a human being. Even animals do that. A beast can do it. A mad man can do it. So, find out what maketh a personality!

Reputation, good conduct and good character! That maketh a personality! That maketh an individual.

That is why the Bible said, “Righteousness exalts an individual, a family and a nation. But evil, bad character, bad reputation does what? Debases. It is a reproach to every individual, to every family and to every nation.”

34Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. [Proverbs 14:34 KJV]

But remember, in every failure, the individual takes the first place. Every failure in life emanates from underdevelopment which is a self-inflicted injury and a deliberate misfortune by the victim, for he is given the opportunity to improve.

The same opportunity others got, he got his own, but he refused to improve on his character. Willful rejection of the truth, is it not a self-inflicted injury? Is it not a deliberate misfortune?

This is because when you say you will not change for the better, nothing will make you change. Change is a matter of personal decision. Am I making sense?

CHARACTER IS A MATTER OF DECISION, “I HAVE DECIDED THE WAY I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE, AND I AM NOT CHANGING.”

It is credited to you wherever you are. Everybody is expecting that same thing you are known for. Anywhere you are found, even if you travel to another land, people will be expecting to see that same thing you are known for, whether good or evil! That will be the expectation!

There is one you will exhibit and people will say, “It has been long we have been expecting this behavior, for he is known for that.” Is there truth there?

THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST; Page 37 from verse 47. Today is another day of Sober Reflection. God wants us to be sober and to reflect on the mistakes of the past so that tomorrow may be better for us.

The Messages we have forgotten, God inspired me to bring them back again so that we re-examine our characters in line with the Messages we have received so far.

There is a Message lying there which you have not forgotten. It is still very fresh. The title is, “We Are in Danger of Being Called to Question”. He that has taught us has every right to reprimand us if we err.

Really God is wonderful. Who can believe this that I have not opened these two? But look at the Message I posted last night, WE ARE IN DANGER OF BEING CALLED TO QUESTION.

And look at the statement I made here right now when I never opened that book. It is still written.

THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST; Page 38 from verse 49. He that has taught us has every right to reprimand us if we err, He has the right to correct us.

All these Messages we have received from God, they are aimed at presenting us as role models to the whole society. [They are] aimed at presenting us unspotted from the world.

If we err after receiving these godly instructions, surely, we place ourselves in danger of being called to questions.

In other words, God is ever mindful of His Word. Nobody reminds God of what He said in time past. He knows when it has come to pass. He knows the hour when every Message is needed.

So I believe that what we are hearing is the Message we need for this hour. Saying No to it means digging our graves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: ....... Why claiming you are serving Christ when you are serving yourself? You are self-willed. Christ has no control over you, your character, your emotions, your impulses. You are a self-made man. You will now work out your own salvation with your own blood. That is what it means because Christ cannot save you. Christ will only save those that are found in Him, doing His will. As long as you are not doing the will of God, you are operating outside Christ. How can Christ save you? .......


THE SEPARATING LINE IS CHARACTER [Morning Altar Message]; Preached at The House of Refuge, Mbaise, Nigeria on Saturday 29th June 2019; Chapter 4 verses 55 through 57

 


         


 

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GIVE YOUR LIFE A FACE LIFT WITH THE WORD OF GOD

THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST; Page 39 from verse 51. Today, we have seen the evils of the tongue. While we are heading towards attaining perfection in Christ, we have to know how to control our tongues so that we do not use it too maliciously to injure our fellow human beings and then bring ourselves in danger of being called to question.

Look at the [date and] year this Message went forth. 5th April, 2009. But today, there is a law against hate speech. A law against hate speech. Go ahead because God hates anything hate speech from the beginning, from the cradle to the end.

The same way, self-control! It has been explained in the languages and level everybody will understand. It is now our responsibilities to re-examine our individual lives.

If we notice some lapses, when we get home, effect some necessary corrections so that our homes will be very, very peaceful, quiet and orderly.

Amen! If we had carried out this instruction in our families, will there be any room for what is happening now in many families? But the corrections were not effected.

People went home and set aside the glorious instruction; the Message. And they expected their children to live right. They expected their families to behave right. Can it happen?

Refuse to do what you ought to do and land where you will regret your life. If you do not do what you are supposed to do, you will never achieve what you want to achieve.

IF YOU ARE DESIRING THE BEST FOR YOUR FAMILY, GET READY TO DO THE BEST. IF YOU ARE DESIRING THE BEST FOR YOURSELF, GET READY TO DO THE BEST, AND YOU WILL GET THE BEST.

But remain practicing the old life, you will get the same old result. The same old result. Two plus two will keep on giving you four. It will keep on giving you four. But when you say two minus one, it will give you one. Did you get the Message?

Pay attention! I am saying old character minus the information you have received right now will produce new character.

IF YOU HAVE YOUR OLD CHARACTER THAT IS VERY SINFUL, THEN THIS INFORMATION HAS COME TO REDUCE IT TO NULLITY AND TO REPLACE IT.

THE MESSAGE WILL REPLACE THE OLD INFORMATION WITH THE NEW INFORMATION, AND IT WILL GIVE YOU A NEW CHARACTER. DID YOU GET THE MESSAGE?

That is why I believe that a man should not live for too long in a [rented] house, lest the environment in that house will imprison him.

He will be cherishing his own house, his parlor, his kitchen not knowing that others who vacated are now dwelling in better places than where he is encouraging others to come in. Did you get the Message?

So, do not be a landlord or a caretaker over a dilapidated structure; over a dilapidated character.

If that is what you have possessed and you are a landlord to your character, “I am a landlord to my character”, it then means the house will collapse on you, whether you like it or not.

But if you can effect a change, rehabilitate and renovate. If it is possible, pull it down and erect a new structure if you have the courage, tomorrow will be better. I say tomorrow will be better. Am I making sense? Good.

MY ADVICE IS THAT YOU PULL DOWN THE OLD FOUNDATION THAT WAS LAID IN WICKEDNESS, IN FOOLISHNESS, IN IGNORANCE AND in STUPIDITY, AND THEN, ERECT A NEW STRUCTURE WITH A NEW INFORMATION. DID YOU GET THE MESSAGE?

We are enjoying this structure because it is basically new. A new foundation, with everything new. Is it not true?

So any property here that waxes old; that is no longer fitting to the house, we throw it away and replace it with a new one! A modern one!

When a paint in a building becomes old, the structure becomes old. What do you do? Scrape the old paint and give it a face lift.

GIVE YOUR LIFE A FACE LIFT. THAT IS WHAT I AM SAYING. GIVE YOURSELF A FACE LIFT BY ALLOWING THIS MESSAGE TO WORK IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE. I SAY, IN AND OUT. LET THESE MESSAGES WE ARE HAVING REFLECT INWARDLY AND OUTWARDLY.

I can now begin to appreciate what God did and is still doing. If this Message like this was not preserved, will there be a reference point?

I now believe strongly that God preserves His Word that we will not perish. It has now become a reference point where we can now lay hand on it and evaluate ourselves and evaluate our characters.

Has there been any improvement in your life from the year it was handled and sent out to us till this day?

From 2009 [the year I buried My father] till now, if there is no remarkable improvement in My life, it then means I am a dead man.

If I am still standing where I was standing in 2009, both spiritually and otherwise, it then means I am a fool. I am not growing in character, and I am not growing in wisdom.

We grow in faith. We grow in grace. We grow in character. And we grow in the knowledge of the truth. Is it not true?

But if you notice you are only growing in evil, you are perfecting evil instead of perfecting godliness, begin to cry for yourself.

Weep for yourself that you are perfecting in ungodliness, while others are perfecting in godly living. You are perfecting in evil behavior while others are perfecting in good behavior.

You can now cast your mind back. You can reflect. You can now go to the Message according to the title. I can call it 2009 in retrospect. 2009 in retrospect.

And then this is the current year. How many years now? Remarkably 11 good years. A child that is 11 years has entered Primary School, if not Junior Secondary School.

THEN, WHY ARE WE STILL CRAWLING ON THE GROUND? WHY ARE WE STILL CRAWLING ON THE GROUND? WHY IS IT THAT EVIL IS STILL MENTIONED AROUND US? WHY IS IT THAT WE CANNOT CONTROL OURSELVES?

SO AT OUR AGES, WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT IS BAD? AT OUR AGES, WE DO NOT HAVE HONEST JUDGEMENT ON WHAT CONSTITUTES PROPER AND IMPROPER LIVING? AT OUR AGES, WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO REFLECT CHRIST AND REFLECT THE DEVIL.

I believe that today will mark a turning point in our lives and to the lives of all who will hear and obey this Message. Glory be to God who allowed us to be in our homes so that this Message will be coming to us directly.

Not when we were in the GTC, whereby when the Message that will change our lives is going forth, we will be having our eyes on one drone or another that is sitting on the chair distracting our attention by chewing groundnut, chewing pepper soup. If it is possible, they will be eating Garri.

Some will be seeking admiration by walking up and down when the Message is on, distracting attention.

But today, when it is going forth, you know I am talking to you and I. I am talking to this Son of Man’s Family. I am talking to all that are adopted in this Family so that you will know what God is expecting to see in us.

WHAT GOD WANTS TO SEE IN THE SON OF MAN IS WHAT HE WANTS TO SEW IN BROTHER PROMISE, IN BRO CHIKA, IN BRO ELI-JOE, FOR WE ARE RECEIVING THE SAME MESSAGE, EATING THE SAME FOOD, HOUSED IN THE SAME COMPOUND, SLEEPING TOGETHER, WAKING UP TOGETHER, AND HAVING EVERYTHING IN COMMON. WHY THEN IS OUR CHARACTER NOT COMMON?

What I am teaching is what must be commonly believed in this family and in every other family that is attached to this family.

Otherwise, we are parting in the end. “It is all over. Say what you want to say, I will believe what I want to believe. It is all over. When you get to your own house, do it your way.” That time has passed. That was the GTC spirit.

“Let them keep talking. Does anyone teach another how to dodge an oncoming vehicle? If anybody gets to his home, let him do as he pleases.”

A Brother who passed the night with us here, heard the Message he heard on Friday night and early hours this Saturday morning, and he summoned his wife into his room, something you heard has never happened in months and years, knelt down and apologized for the error, and promised to correct every ill.

He did not get home yesterday before he started implementing the Message. And he vowed that he must tender apology to the entire family.

And I instructed him not to stop there. “Take your wife to your in-laws. Go to your mother-in-law and kneel down before her. Say you are sorry and promise to change.”

She will communicate it to all her children abroad and they will know that really, God has touched your life positively.

And begin to see, as you implement others, how God will continue to bless you.”

The blessings of God follow obedient people. The blessings of God follow obedient people.

That is why the Bible referred to us, saying, “As obedient children of God, my desire is that you continue to obey that form of gospel, that form of preaching, teaching you received from Christ and from the very beginning.”

The Bible said, “Hold it fast.” Do not allow it to slip off from your heart; and then you begin to mess yourself up.

13Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. [2 Timothy 1:13 KJV]

Remember He has a target, which is to present every soul that is hearing My Voice before Christ and before the entire wicked world as a role mode, for the Bible said we should shine as beacon light. We are like light shining in darkness in this crooked and perverse generation.

14"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. [Matthew 5:14 NIV]

15that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; [Philippians 2:15 KJV]

Let your lives so shine before men that they might see your good works and glorify your Father that is in heaven. Amen. Good.

16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. [Matthew 5:16 KJV]

If the light has come to you, reflect it. But when you hear the truth and you do not reflect it, it then means your whole character, your body is covered with darkness, and you are groping in darkness.

You are merely doing, “Try your luck”. Groping in darkness means that you are merely manipulating your life. You have not allowed Christ to have control.

The Word is not taking over yet. You are the one manipulating. You are the one thinking. You are the one crafting it and designing it.

STOP DESIGNING! ALLOW CHRIST TO DESIGN YOUR LIFE. I AM THE CHIEF DESIGNER. BY THIS MESSAGE YOU ARE HEARING, I AM GRADUALLY, SPONTANEOUSLY, SPORADICALLY DESIGNING YOUR LIFE. AND I WILL STOP AT NOTHING UNTIL I SEE YOU REFLECTING CHRIST.

St. Paul said to his disciples in his own day, “I will never cease from encouraging you, preaching and admonishing until I have seen Christ in you.” Christ in you, the hope of glory. Christ in Me, the hope of glory!

19My little children, for whom I am again suffering birth pangs until Christ is completely and permanently formed (molded) within you, [Galatians 4:19 AMP]

27to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: [Colossians 1:27 KJV]

William Branham said that the aim of the Message is to produce Christ walking on two feet.

“But a Body has Thou prepared Me,” a Body that God can dwell in, God can walk in, God can see in, God can talk in, God can work in. Amen! Living instrumentality of God, God walking on two feet, in you. Glory! Glory! [The Stature Of A Perfect Man; Preached on 14th October 1962 at the Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A.]

He Said the Message was in one earthen vessel but now, that vessel has emptied the Message into many earthen vessels. So you are the temple tempting Christ. I am the temple tempting Christ.

You are the treasure. I am the treasure, for the treasure is now stored in earthen vessels of which you and I are the vessels.

When you refuse to accept the treasure into your life, well, you are not meet for the Master’s use. You are a reject. You are a complete reject.

You will no longer be used for anything because when salt loses its savour [its taste], ordinary sand is preferred to salt. Is sand not better than salt when it loses its savour? am I making sense?

When a bunch of palm fruit falls to the ground, its beauty is lost. Is it a lie Brethren? When a bunch of palm fruit falls to the ground, is the beauty not gone? Its beauty has gone.

What am I saying? When a man loses character, he is likened to salt that has lost its savour [its taste]. Is it a lie Brethren? A man who loses good character is likened to salt that has lost its savour [Salt that has lost its taste]. Is the man of any use at all? Good!

That is why he is called “Good for nothing.” When you are called “Good for nothing”, do not be angry, for you are an unproductive adult. You brought the remark to yourself because you have refused to take the Word of God seriously in your life.

Even if others will not take God’s Word seriously, how about ourselves to whom God had given this wonderful opportunity?

Take a look at He that is standing before us here.  He is the One we were not seeing before. When we were told that He is here, we will be gazing around.

“God is here. Be reverend! Be reverend! God is here. All heads bow down”, we could not see.

But today, in the fullness of time, He made Himself manifest to be photographed and showcased Himself in the individual He sent to us and said, “Believe in ME whom I have sent.”

DISBELIEVING ME MEANS GETTING TO HELL, FOR IN ME IS THE FATHER REVEALED.

If any Message does not go directly to human nature, how can it effect a change in human nature? It has no power to transform the human nature. That is why, if you have come into contact with Me, The Son of Man, The Smoking firewood, The I AM THAT I AM, I mean The Great Rock of Ages, The Supreme Intelligence that govern the universe, and your life remains the same, two things are there: It is either I am not sent for your salvation or you never proceeded from God. Amen.

 

DIDN’T OUR HEARTS BURN WITHIN US VOL. 2; Preached on Sunday 30th April 2017 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 106 vs. 54 – 55

 

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THE WORD OF GOD IS ALWAYS ALIVE AND ACTIVE IN THE BELIEVERS

THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST; Page 39 from verse 52. The same way, self-control! It has been explained in the languages and level everybody will understand. It is now our responsibilities to re-examine our individual lives. Pure truth!

If we notice some lapses, when we get home, effect some necessary corrections so that our homes will be very, very peaceful, quiet and orderly. Amen!

When people come into contact with us, they will see the difference at a glance; that we are not merely professing godliness, that we are really Christ walking on two feet.

Amen! Why not say Amen? Amen! When you believe, it shall be unto you according to your belief, for we should not seal our lips when the Message comes to the beautiful side, which is the essence of our gathering.

No matter how true our Faith is, if our character is bad, will anyone hear us? Will God not put us in hell fire?

Then we will hold the truth and still go to hell, for we were parading ourselves as people that knew the truth, but our lives are testifying against the teachings we received. Is it supposed to be so?

It shall be unto you according to your belief. If you do not believe, it will never fulfil in your life. Is it a lie Brethren? When you believe, it shall be unto you your own righteousness before God.

And it shall be unto you according to the promise of the Word, for I believe that the Word of God is sent to us for a purpose.

When we say Amen to it with all our heart and go ahead implementing it, we will reap the fruit thereof.

If we set it aside, we will reap the fruit of setting the Word of God aside, whether we believe it or not.

THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST; Page 40 from verse 54....Whatever God produces must be what? God!

How can we claim to be the children of God and we do not have His attributes, His characteristics? We make ourselves impersonators.

And God can never hold us guiltless for impersonating Him. that is why we are here away from the city, placed in a place where there is no distraction.

God is grooming us, training us, aiming at presenting us to the world unspotted. Hallelujah! Amen!

While you are paying attention, I appeal to all that really want to abide in the truth to look for the Message: THE DECISION TO FOLLOW CHRIST. Look for the Message THE DAY OF SOBER REFLECTION IN THE BRIDE OF CHRIST. Then, the Message titled, DESTINY.

Put the three together. Make the three Messages your pillow. If it is possible, make these three Messages your handbooks and that of your children and grandchildren.

If you preserve them in book for your children that are yet unborn, you are a wise fellow, for the Messages I preserved when I had no child and even when I was not married helped Me to build a godly home; to select a godly wife and then raise godly children.

In My youth, God touched My life positively. I never joked or played with anything God. I was desirous of knowing the truth and abiding in the truth. I hated living wrong or acting wrong. As many as knew Me that time can testify.

Where we went yesterday, I spoke at length until people started admiring Me in the open field.

Immediately I landed here, My in-law connected Me to one of the people I was talking about. He began extolling My qualities and what he knew me immediately about when we were coming up at the prime of our youth in 1978.

He was shocked that I could remember those good old days. I said, “I am still living in My good old days.”

Good things do not get old. Does a good thing get old? Good things do not get old. Does a bad thing get old? Impossible!

For any character you are known with to get old means that you have carried it to your old age. Whether good or bad, you are growing old with it.

It is a foolish man that grows old with evil. He is the greatest of all fools. Growing with you bad behavior, because there is a saying that one grows together with the things him. What is that thing in you that is growing with you?

THE SAYING THAT WHEN A MAN IS GROWING, ALL HIS CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES ARE GROWING WITH HIM MEANS THAT IF YOU ARE HAVING EVIL CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES, WHEN YOU ARE GROWING IN AGE, THEY ARE GROWING ALONGSIDE WITH YOU.

IF YOU HAVE GODLY CHARISMA FROM CHILDHOOD, AS LONG AS YOU ARE UPHOLDING IT, IT IS GROWING WITH YOU.

That is why we say that somebody has hardened in evil. He has hardened in the sense that even in adolescence, he has not started addressing the truth by repenting of those evil and wicked ways; unprogressive ways!

That is what makes him a miniature human being and an undeveloped human being who cannot check his errors, who cannot correct himself, who can never gather himself together and who is always losing control of who he is. Amen!

If this Message is not a check and a guide to us, we are totally lost. And I believe we are not lost. I believe we will not be lost. This is a reminder AND an addendum to all we have been hearing.

Going by the age of this Message, can we say that this is an old Message? It goes to confirm that the Word of God is always alive and active, doing the same work in the believers.

12For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. [Hebrews 4:12 NIV]

A true believer does not look at the age. Rather, he looks at the content, for the Word of God is ever new. Amen!

Page 40 from verse 55. How can we claim to be children of God and we do not have His attributes; His characteristics. We make ourselves impersonators and God can never hold us guiltless for impersonating him.

That is why we are here away from the city; placed in a place where there is no distraction. God is grooming us, training us, aiming at presenting us to the world unspotted. Nobody knows that something is going on here.

God was describing the GTC Environment. I liken it to this real environment where we are now. Any disturbance? Any distraction? No noise, even from outside.

Can you see that God, in His infinite mercy, fore-ordained this place? Can you see it? Can you see that we are living in our own Goshen where God has decided to hide us and lock the gates.

This was the same way He did to Noah. The same way He did to Lot. The same way He did to Rehab. He did it to our father, Abraham.

IN SHORT, I NOW BELIEVE THAT ANYBODY GOD WANTS TO SAVE, HE WILL TAKE HIM TO A SOLITARY PLACE WHERE HE WILL NURTURE HIM, WITHOUT THE WORLD AROUND HIM KNOWING WHAT IS HAPPENING. DID YOU GET THE MESSAGE? AMEN!

Only a few know what is happening here. Sometimes the noise we make here, people might be thinking that human beings filled this place or that we transferred our fellowship to this place. They do not know that God is grooming this family, for something that is about to shake the whole earth is on the way.

WHO WILL ESCAPE? ONLY THOSE THAT ARE TAKING REFUGE UNDER THE APPROVED SON OF MAN; VINDICATED AND CONFIRMED WITH SUPERNATURAL SIGNS.

If you have benefited from the messages so far read from morning to this hour. Praise God with us. If you have your testimonies, share.

But before you leave this place today, I promise to flash a very short exhortation that will position you where you are. That will help you to recognize your position in Christ.

Recognize your positions in Christ. Recognize your status in Christ so that you will know whether you are inside Christ or outside.

THIS IS BECAUSE IF YOU ARE NOT INSIDE CHRIST, YOU ARE OUTSIDE CHRIST. YOU CANNOT BE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE AT THE SAME TIME.

YOU CAN NEVER BE A BELIEVER AND AN UNBELIEVER. YOU CAN NEVER BE EVIL AND GOOD AT THE SAME TIME. YOU MUST BE ONE. I MUST BE ONE. WHO ARE YOU?

Page 52 verse 59. If you have this Message, Moment of Truth, go home and study it again so that you can see your position in Christ and begin to give God the glory. Do not allow Me to tell you your position. Discover your position by yourself. .... Amen!

Note that Message, moment of truth. The moment we dismiss, go and get a copy out.

ANY MESSAGE THAT IS RECOMMENDED BY GOD, MAKE IT A POINT OF DUTY TO GET A COPY OUT FOR OUR CONSUMPTION, FOR I BELIEVE THE REASON GOD MENTIONED IT IS NOT TOO FARFETCHED FROM US.

The size of our family now was not the size of our family when the Message was preached. The spiritual awareness we have now is by far higher than that which we had when it was preached.

I am saying that our level of understanding now is by far higher than our level of understanding when the Message was preached.

Even this one we have heard this morning, look at it. A small pamphlet. Very small and very handy, but very powerful. So effective that it has a lasting value if we are really sincere with our consciences.

Why? The awareness we have now has lifted our level of understanding of the truth. And it must be reflective in our daily lives. Otherwise, we are acquiring a knowledge that will condemn us in the end. A knowledge that will bring us to question.