Bride of Christ Ministry World Wide: THE LORD SHALL JUDGE AND VINDICATE HIS PEOPLE REVISITED VOLUME 2

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Thursday, 15 October 2020

THE LORD SHALL JUDGE AND VINDICATE HIS PEOPLE REVISITED VOLUME 2

apostle peter odoemena

THE LORD SHALL JUDGE AND VINDICATE HIS PEOPLE REVISITED VOLUME 2 PREACHED ON SUNDAY, 17TH MAY 2020 AT BRIDAL LODGE NSUGBE ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA. BY APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA (THE SON OF MAN) THE DIVINE INCARNATE

CONTINUATION OF SUNDAY SCHOOL  BY APOSTLE CHUKWUDI ODOEMENA MODERATED BY APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN

Enough is enough. Idolaters in the Camp, this is the hour of manifestation of sons and daughters of God. Do you not know I have not come to bring peace but separation? Do you not know that our God, The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the God of separation? The author of separation.

...... Now, I am about to destroy the whole world, the world is ripe for destruction and I have come down in person to see for Myself and I am satisfied that the world has gone back to exactly the age of Noah and the age of Sodom and Gomorrah. Yes! I have come down from Heaven, putting on human flesh. Will I hide from Abraham My plan, My programme? ...

ACTION TIME PART 1 (HUSBANDS AND WIVES); Preached on Tuesday, 30th December, 1997 (CAMP MEETING) at the Household of God Onitsha; Pg. 64 vs. 5 & Pg. 67 vs. 13 – 14

 


 

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A CHILD OF GOD MUST MANIFEST CHRIST

BY THE SON OF MAN

Let me get the Bible. I want to show you something. 1st Corinthians chapter 6 verse 15 through 17. Amplified version.

Do you not see and know that your bodies are members (bodily parts) of Christ (the Messiah)? Am I therefore to take the parts of Christ and make [them] parts of a prostitute? Never! Never!

Or do you not know and realize that when a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? The two, it is written, shall become one flesh. But the person who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him. Amen!

1st Corinthians chapter 6 verse 15 through 17. Living Bible. Don’t you realize that your bodies are actually parts and members of Christ? So should I take part of Christ and join him to a prostitute? Never!

And don’t you know that if a man joins himself to a prostitute she becomes a part of him and he becomes a part of her?

For God tells us in the Scripture that in his sight the two become one person. In the sight of God the two are now one.

But if you give yourself to the Lord,… If you give yourself to the Lord, CHRIST,… ...you and Christ are joined together as one person. Amen!

1st Corinthians chapter 6 verse 15 through 17. King James Version. Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What?

Know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? For two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Amen!

Pay attention. God has taught us on these things. I say, God has taught us on these things. I cannot tell you to revisit it.

HEADS ARE GOING TO ROLL. I SAY, HEADS ARE GOING TO ROLL BECAUSE MANY CANNOT CONTROL THEIR INORDINATE PASSIONS AGAIN BECAUSE OF MONEY.

AND BECAUSE OF COVID LOCKDOWN, TOO MANY PROSTITUTES ARE NOW EVERYWHERE.

They are not prostitutes because they are in the streets. They are prostitutes because they are sons and daughters of God.

This is because he that is in the hands of the devil must manifest the works of the devil, the works of his father he is doing.

BUT A CHILD OF GOD MUST MANIFEST CHRIST, AND WILL BE DOING THE WORKS OF HIS FATHER. Am I making sense at all? Pay attention!

What was the condemnation for Dinah? It was because Diana left the land of Israel and went to a strange land, entangled herself with the heathen. Did the Lord spare?

[1]And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. [2]And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her. [Genesis 34:1 – 2 KJV]

What was the sin of the people of Israel with Moab? Moab was a forbidden place. God forbade them from intermingling with daughters of Moab. But they hardened their hearts and went there. Did it augur well?

Even when they married some of them and had children. In the day of Ezra, God sent all of them back.

This is because the seed can never be, I mean, an heir with the shuck. [(1) THE SEED IS NOT HEIR WITH THE SHUCK; Preached on Thursday 18th February, 1965 at the Parkview Junior High Scholl in Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA. (2) THE SEED SHALL NOT BE HEIR WITH THE SHUCK; William Marrion Branham; Preached on Thursday morning, 29th April, 1965 at the Baltimore hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA]

And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel. Now therefore make confession unto the Lord God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives. Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said, so must we do. But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we are many that have transgressed in this thing. Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for this matter be turned from us. [Ezra 10:10 – 14 KJV]

Is there anyone who is given groundnuts to eat and the person eats both the nuts and shell? If you are given walnut, would you eat both the seed and the shell? Would you do same with coconut?

DEFINITELY, THE SHUCK MUST BE REMOVED, AND THE SEED WILL BE TAKEN HOME. THE SEED OF GOD CANNOT INTERMINGLE WITH THE SEED OF THE WORLD. I hope I am making sense?

But what is your consideration? No matter how bad, or ugly a man is, a woman is admiring him. And no matter how ugly a woman is, a man somewhere is admiring her. True or false?

TO ADMIRE IS NOT EVIL, BUT BE VERY CAREFUL THE WAY YOU ADMIRE, BECAUSE THE DEVIL ADVICES YOU WITH WORLDLY CARNAL ADMIRATION.

For the beauty of every woman is Christ, the handsomeness of every man is Christ. Pay attention!

IF YOU ARE IN CHRIST, AND YOU ARE A MAN, I BET YOU, DAUGHTERS OF JEZEBEL MUST MILL AROUND YOU, THEIR AIM IS TO PULL YOU DOWN, AND TO DISCREDIT YOU.

IF YOU ARE ALSO A WOMAN, I AM TELLING YOU, SONS OF CAIN, SONS OF BELIAL ARE ALWAYS FOLLOWING YOU ABOUT TO DISCREDIT YOU.

The same way they wanted to use Dinah to discredit the record of Jacob. I mean, Jacob who was later renamed Israel. Is it true or false?

That is why in this Faith, whatever that is pursuing a man of God is pursuing the wife. Whatever that is following the man is following the wife, if the two are one. They are seeds of God, united in the spirit and in the flesh. They have become one.

Many think it is a light thing, but look at where the problem lies. They are playing harlotry and prostitution for their decider is money and material things. I hope you can hear me?

I had an experience one day. A gorgeously dressed woman. I know her very well and she knows me. We exchange greetings as friends, but we are not lovers.

But a time came when I started suspecting that useless salutations and the frequency until she voiced it out and said “Sir, when I look at your calendar, sir, you are really handsome. Even your late father was handsome. In short, I love you.”

I said, “You love me? But you are married with children. You do not love me.” She said; “Sir, I mean it. I love you.”

I said, “And you want to re-marry?” She said, “No, I do not want to re-marry. If somebody loves a man, does it mean they will marry?”

I said; “Listen to me. I know where you are heading to. You do not love me. You love my money. You love my money. Be sincere?” She said, “Of course, there is no way I can love you without loving your money.”

And I saw the truth. The truth is there. The only person that will love you and not your money is your wife. True or false?

If any other woman is saying that she loves you and not your money, that is not true. If she will succeed in getting you, lure you somewhere, you will know that the thing that attracted her is not your physical appearance. She has been seeing a lot of men, but the attraction to you is your money.

It is such a horrible thing that when a man that is giving them money stops giving, they will run away and go to another person.

That is why one man sang it in his music “When there is no money, women will run away.” Another one said, “It is only when your tap is running. When your tap is running, they will follow you about.”

 

THERE IS WIDESPREAD EVIL IN THE CAMP

What am I saying? Take note of what I am saying, there is evil in the camp. Widespread evil. It is not among the youths only. It is general. I say, it is general.

So, when God said He has made up His mind now to expose all, your duty is to wait and watch.

That is why, when I got this Message from Bishop Joe Ukpong [Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria], I printed it without delay. In less than seven days, it came out. and it is titled, watch events in the Faith as we near the end.”

Then I got another one from his son Timothy yesterday titled, WE HAVE COME TO THE END: WATCH MANIFESTATIONS AMONG THE BRETHREN.

Watch manifestations among the brethren. Many have now decided to commercialize their bodies. Many have wandered away.

They are no longer commercializing among the Brethren. They are now commercializing among the heathens, for the Brethren have no money to give, and they are no longer ready to be rendering unnecessary services in place of money.

They are tired so they now hire people from outside. When I read that Message yesterday, I endorsed it immediately. I handed it over to the Pastor and said, “Go and print immediately.”

I opened the one Evangelist Anayo posted to me. With all these things, I mean, they are my eyes.

One is from Akwa Ibom, and the other one is from Enugu. From the revelation I equally had, I put all of them together with all speaking the same thing, that lockdown has caused more trouble among the make-believers, but has become a blessing to the real believers.

The Message said, “This movement that is restricted, closure of schools, this and that, have licensed people to be going where they could not go because they had not the time. They do not have the time or they cannot work again. But they have time for other visits. Other visits.” That is what the Message read.

The Message read it. It said, “Let Me put it this way. It is God that said that there should be curfew. Without curfew, a good number of so-called Brethren would be sleeping outside because the market is closed. Schools, closed. And workplaces, closed.

You think they are in their homes. They are not in their homes, and they have one reason or the other to go out.

But they do not know that where they are going, God is watching. When they are coming back, God is watching. They have lost all feelings of shame.

I said “Brother, go and publish it immediately, for Brother did not confer with the Father.”

When you go through this Message, you will be astonished how God speaks. He speaks to people in diverse places, pointing us to one thing: Events we must watch out for, that will transpire in the Bride as we near the end of all things.

Our Brother said that there is a great falling away. He said that when God said there must be a great falling away, He [God] was not referring to those that had already fallen, for in the sight of God, Roman Catholics had already fallen before.

All of them that were no longer there before Pentecost, they had already fallen. It is talking about the time when the face of THE SON OF MAN is revealed and is embraced by people that say they are Elect according to God’s foreknowledge.

They will start with the truth. Continue with the truth and before the end, they must surely fall away.

It is in the time they have fallen away that the real antichrist will manifest. It said, “Who is the real antichrist? They are the people, these people that have fallen away will now be the manifested antichrist among the Brethren, for they will be opposed to every move we are doing.”

The Message said, “Watch there! At that point, what are we expecting? The catching away of the saints.

So, watch out for events that are happening, not out there but among us. Among us! Can God speak in vain? Can God speak in vain? That is why you must be very careful.

Sometimes, God can allow Me to do something to know whether you are convinced of the teaching you received. Do you know that God permitted Moses to mold the two cherubims and put into the ark?

Yet, God was the one that gave the law that nobody should make any graven image in the semblance of anything, either four-footed animal or bird or this. Nobody should try it, let alone bowing down to it.” But He told Moses to go and do it, “Let Me test them.” 

Was it not God that preserved the Rechabite’s family, warned them against alcoholic drinks? Was it not God that sent Jeremiah. Jeremiah was God Himself, and went there and presented it to them, beckoned them to drink in the name of the Lord? Amen!

A true seed of God that is convinced of what he is being instructed to do, even if you say “THUS SAYS THE LORD”, he will first of all pause. He will pause and resist.

WHENEVER A TEMPTATION COMES TO YOU WITHOUT RESISTANCE, IT IS BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT YOUR HEART HAS BEEN DESIRING. Am I making sense?

YOU MAY CALL IT TEMPTATION. IT IS NOT TEMPTATION. AND GOD BROUGHT THAT PERSON, MAN OR WOMAN BEFORE YOU TO ENABLE YOU FULFIL YOUR HEART’S DESIRE.

You might be saying with your mouth all these years, “Never! Never! Never! !t cannot happen. I will not try it.” This and that. “Instead I will die!”

And God knows that you have been doing it secretly. Your heart has been there. He will come, set Himself in somebody, come to you.

It can be with money. It can be with anything, it can be follow me for a little outing, let us go and hang about. There are many ways God tests the faith of the believers. True or false?

That is why this time we are in, what is God doing? God is trimming down for the last time. This is the time for the last selection of the jewels.

This is because I fished out from the ocean every type of aquatic animal. I must not go home with them. I will sit down and do My selection, for the essence of My fishing is to catch real fish, and not something that is living in the water that is not fish.

It is not every animal in the water that is fish. Am I making sense? I say, it is not every animal in the water that is fish or is eatable. It is not every animal in the water that is eatable. Let me put it that way. Amen. Sorry for the interruption.

Brethren, you see reason why we should fear God. God follows every of His Elect wherever they go. God told us that there will be falling away.

Because He said, Lo, I am with you always even till the end of the world, the book of Psalm said, God assigns His angels to keep watch over you wherever you are going, your going out and your coming in, your lying on your bed, even when you are asleep, even when you are climbing, He will give them charge to wait under the tree peradventure you will fall they will hold you. And you will not break your limbs.

[11]For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. [12]They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. [Psalms 91:11 – 12 KJV]

That is why we are worshipping Him, you will fall from a height, He will hold you. You fall on the step headlong, He will hold you. No matter the how it happens, the angels are on guard. He knows that if He cannot protect you, His name will be ridiculed.

But whoever God wants to destroy, He will expose him because he has been a hypocrite all along, living in secret sin. That is the person God will expose.

It is not one that acknowledges his weakness, and is praying that God should help him out, but one that is always saying “I thank God, I am not a sinner like this man”, presenting an angelic picture of himself or herself.

[10]Two men went up into the temple to pray ; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. [11]The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. [Luke 18:10 – 11 KJV]

That is the person God will now give over to reprobate spirit so that he will go naked on the streets, and so that he will play harlotry and prostitution.

And his wild life cannot be checked. Her wild life cannot be checked. Sin will be pleasure to such a fellow. He or she will be committing sin without restraint, without anything querying him or her. It will be a way of life.

Those who knew him as somebody who was going to Church; those who knew him as a man of God will be wondering in amazement. Amen!

That is what God did to the devil. He made the devil an open spectacle. Open spectacle! So that people that will see him will say, “So this man; this is how you are?” Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

Until you are convinced, sure and certain about the personality you are having dealings with, you have no right to echo amen in this Faith. And you are not My disciple. I am not sent for you. You are not for Me. You are far from Me as I am far from you. You are equally far from the salvation for which cause I was sent.

HOLDING UNTO THE CERTAINTY OF THE FAITH: FOR THERE UNTO I AM BORN VOL 1; Preached on Sunday 9th April 2017 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 110 vs. 42 – 43

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AWAY FROM CHRIST AND BE AT HOME WITH THE DEVIL

You see what God does to hypocrites; they think that God does not see them. They have been committing iniquity and escaping all the while. God is watching them when they are doing the thing little by little.

This is because it does not start big. It is little by little, but God will be giving them time to be living out that their day of grace. God will allow them to climb high so that when they will fall, it will be very fatal. That is it.

Let me use an example with Ugochukwu Mbah. When he started stealing, if we caught him when he stole N500, it would have been very easy. But it was not until he became very grievous, and God had to expose him. And look at the fall. A fatal fall. That is why God has been preparing our minds.

He will corner that hypocrite to a corner where he cannot wriggle out. And then, you will know that God is against you.

When God wants to destroy you, He will begin to monitor you, and you would not know. He will not say I am monitoring you. He will set traps here and there. And He will catch you.

He will move you to one corner. Then, you will become a repository of all intelligence. Anything they are telling you, you will not do anything, “I know more than that.” You will not even hear anything, why? God has given you over to a reprobate mind.

You see why God told us to watch out for those dangerous dogs; not outside, but within. Within!

You have to have that discerning spirit because when you get to mingle with them, they will commit crimes. So due to your entanglement with them you are now involved in that crime.

Those people now, they have not committed anything to this Faith, but you who is a seed of God, you have committed something.

You have committed your life, your future. That is why when you protect this Faith, this Faith will protect you for this Faith is your life.

In your attempt to destroy the Faith, you will end it destroying yourself. And you cannot destroy the Faith. You cannot.

Because when you get to mingle with them, you are now entangled with the story. Your name will be part of the story. You that has something that you have committed to this Faith.

Why is it that people do not take recourse to the Faith while committing crime? Why? It is because they are not stakeholders to the Faith. We have stakeholders of the Faith. Am I making sense?

Because of the Faith, look at Apostle Ojiakor risking his life all round every day, with too many other Brethren. Whether there is lockdown or no lockdown, they are looking for a way.

The other day, we saw Brethren risking their lives all the way from Nsukka. Am I making sense? What brought them if not the Faith.

All the way from Rivers state, Brother Loveday and the wife, risking their lives for the sake of the Brethren only to carry the books back, and to know how we are faring, and this and that. It is where their treasure is that there heart is.

What is giving them concern? The care of all the Brethren now we are in our homes. But to such hypocrites, it is not in their agenda. It is not in their agenda.

Rather, it is an opportunity for wild life. A good opportunity. Do not worry. All of you will go through this Message. It has come out. You will see that God does not speak in vain.

I am supporting it because some other ministers have not even seen the manuscripts. I got the manuscripts, read the highlights, and ordered that it should be printed immediately.

Yesterday another one came, I looked into it, and in surprise, I said “What is happening?” I contacted Evangelist Anayo and said, “Go and do it immediately!” The Lord willing, this week, you will see them coming out.

Truth has been established. We have come to the end. We have come to the end. And that is why we are seeing the greatest falling away from the Faith.

If you watch, there is another Message that came out even yesterday, of how you must protect yourself against spiritual death, [beware of spiritual death volumes 1 and 2] as we stay at home to worship God. It said many will die spiritually and yet, claiming to be one of us.

Now do you know that the only people I know that are one of us are those with Me here, and those that are daily acquainted with Me. Any day they do not hear My Voice, they do not rest. Am I making sense?

Why do they call Me? They want to know what is happening. They do not want to lose sight. They do not want to lose connection. They stay connected.

But there are some even living here in Onitsha that are maintaining a social distance and also a spiritual distance. Did you get me right?

Away from Christ and be at home with the devil. Regulate yourself outside the presence of God and stand before the presence of the devil.

That is why God said, “Now we are at home, the mouthpiece of the families that are not in the Faith will be their women called wives.”

And in every family where the wife has the upper hand, and is the voice of the family, it said, “Idolatry reigns supreme. Idolatry will attain its greatest height.”

And then, the man will become a dumb dog. He will not bark. He will not hum. He will only be roaming about as the provider. Provider of what?

He will perish, and his family will perish, for he is not mindful of what is happening. He is only mindful of providing food physically. But as for the spiritual life, he is not interested. Even, the man going to the streets to work as a tout means nothing.

I am telling you the whole truth. Whether Brethren will see him or not, means nothing because he has concluded that there is no God, “Of what use is hearing somebody I do not believe and I do not know. Anywhere I see myself, let me go. After all, I am not the only one.”

When you see these people, they will not speak. They may be quiet. And they are always on their own, for they have drawn a line against themselves and against others. I am telling you the whole truth.

And because they have drawn such a line, what have they done? They have lost the enmity of their enemies and also the friendship of their friends by barring them with a line.

What have they done? They have lost the freedom of their enemies and also the freedom of their friends. Their enemies will not come closer and their friends will not come closer, for everybody is barred.

Where are they? Satan’s Eden. They are now in Satan’s Eden for the devil has put them into garrison where they will be devising nothing but evil. Evil!

In all their thoughts, imaginations, actions, before you know it you will see unnecessary hostility. Even to say “Remain blessed” to people will be difficult. “Good morning” will be difficult.

If you salute them, they will keep quiet and pretend they did not hear. This is because when the gods want to destroy somebody, they will close the eyes, close the ears, harden the heart. That person is earmarked for destruction.

An Igbo adage says that the hen that is about to be devoured by the wild cat does not even know when the kite hovers past it. The person that is about to die does not hear, “Come back!”

He that is about to die never wants the end of the war. His delight are all the no-go-areas, with the expecting that which will happen tomorrow to rather happen today, for he believes that what eyes will shed is tears and not blood.

If you have come to that level, your destiny is already decided. And how do you know them? By their manifestations and their attitudes to life and to human beings around them, you will know that they have drawn a line.

Make no mistake of correcting such people. Rather, over bloat them if you have the opportunity. Give them the impression that all is well.

Give them the impression that there is no harm. No harm! Just free yourself there. Then when you free yourself, at that moment, take your decision. I hope I am making sense?

Who will tell Me how I will work with him? It is the individual. Is it not the individual? Your attitude will determine how people will relate with you.

Brethren we are in a practical Faith. Do you know that men are now going in front and God is following, God is no longer leading, human beings are now leading.

 

 

 

 

This why we must follow this Message strictly. If you do not know the point of your perfection in Christ, you are lost. You must know; One, the point of your salvation in Christ, the point of your justification in Christ, the point of your righteousness in Christ, the point of your perfection in Christ.

ARE YOU WALKING WITH GOD OR WALKING ALONE? Preached on Wednesday 12th October 2011 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 17 vs. 4 – 9

 

 

 


 

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HOW COMMITTED ARE YOU TO THIS FAITH?

We are in a practical Faith. And that is why God was warning because God sees the end from the very beginning. And now He has warned us on time that we should be careful about spiritual death. beware of spiritual death.

That is the Message I handled here immediately we heard the COVID-19, I took pains and handled the Messages.

Those that paid heed to the Message, they obeyed that Message and they are reaping the fruits of their obedience. But look at those that disobeyed as they are falling away. 

We are in a practical Faith. Like I said, when examples are laid already in the Ministry, you can imagine when God warns and indicts a Brother, “Do not do this. Do not do that. Desist from this your lifestyle.”

And even when the person was leaving the Fellowship for some other place, but along the way, he got knocked down and then died there, it shows that his commitment was not in the Ministry, but in that place he was going to.

That is not all. There is a crime they are committing in their homes right now. A report got to Me from among us, and the two are similar. A Brother who is desirous of allowing the family to hear this Message audibly from the tape, for which cause I established platforms, sending money every week, every day, to make sure I take these Messages across, knowing that before they will be printed it will take a lot of time.

A brother slotted it in with the micro speaker (mp3 player), the children were there paying attention, but the wife roared from the kitchen that they are disturbing her peace, because she was invited to come and sit down and listen.

She said, “I think it is recorded there now. It will come out in print now. All of you should continue to listen. Whenever it comes out in print, I will read.” That was the reply.

Now, in another one, the wife was showing interest together with the children, when the man breezed in and said, “Off that thing. Everywhere is hot. Everywhere is hot. Let me have rest. Let me have a good rest. We will listen to it in the night.”

They resisted. Then, he came and then stopped it. They looked at themselves and kept quiet. In the night, they went to bed. Till today, they never listened to it.

I want to tell you that I got the report from the person who committed the crime, that he and his family have not been able to finish the first Message I uploaded: the Voice Message. They have not finished it.

I asked, “Why?” He said, “I have all of them in the tapes. We opened the thing. Then we listen to it until the time we go out. Then, we stopped. When we come back. We will begin to listen.”

I said, “Is that how you listen to tapes. You have erred exceedingly. So you are trailing behind?” Then he went back and called Me one night. Brethren were with Me here, “Daddy, we dismissed our Fellowship 2’oclock in the morning. We started by 10’oclock in the morning till 2’oclock in the morning, we finished all the arrears.”

I said “Thank you! Your salvation belongs to you. Your eternal life belongs to you. I am preaching to fulfil My Ministry. I am not preaching so that I should not go to hell. Hell is too far away from Me and My family.”

I say, hell is too far away from Me and My family. Do you know that some do not even settle down to read the sermon books?

If I, being the Son of Man who is handling these Messages, find it convenient to be reading the Messages from time to time, who is that person that feels he is adequate to ignore the Messages and then attain perfection.

Some do not even have the Messages at all. I say, some do not even have up to ten copies in their homes.

That is why I am taking the pains after preaching or giving instructions, I will also upload the soft copy, converted to PDF, for those who do not have the copies, so that they can read it online.

Some of them are not even in our websites. I will have to search them out. It is like preparing a food and giving them the lump of food in their mouth. Yet, they are refusing.

I am no longer indebted to anybody. I have washed off My hands and that is why I am now in My family. They are also in their families.

Whoever that is perishing will not attribute it to Me. I am telling you the same truth which I have given My entire family and the whole world at the same time.

This is the truth meant for your salvation. I cannot force you to take. I have taken you as a horse to the water, but to force you to drink when you have refused over 27 years now, is it now at the end that you will like to drink?

When somebody have been living in unbelief and hypocrisy from the day he entangled himself with this Faith till today, is it at this dying minute that he will clear the arrears? It is impossible. I said it is impossible.

They are merely hanging on. I say, they are merely hanging on. This is the background, finish with that portion there because I want to switch over to enable us finish on time.

LEARN TO POSSESS YOUR VESSEL IN HONOUR VOLUME 1; Preached on Sunday 4th June 2018; Page 59 from verse 10.

You have even committed the keeping of your soul in well doing. You have committed everything. Things you must do before you begin to worship God. Number one: You must be convinced. Number two. You must be committed. Number three: You must be dedicated.

You have committed everything. Your today and your future. Thus, you must be dedicated. Otherwise, it will not yield any dividend.

That is why THE SON OF MAN said, “I am dying because of this Faith, and because I have emptied My entire life, My entire family coupled with My noble friends and well-wishers whose faces I cannot like to see in hellfire.”

Just like I am here, you want Me to see Bro Ojiakor in hellfire? You want Me to see Bro Loveday in hellfire? You want Me to see Bro John Onyia in hell? Oh! You are all saying, “God forbid.”

I am speaking from afar. I do not want to mention Onitsha. If I mention Onitsha, they will strangle the person to death. I am mentioning people that are afar off.

You want Me to see the Moses’ family in hell? You want Me to see them in hell? Is it ever done? You do not travel to yesterday.

Or you want Me to see My in-laws in hell? So you want Me to see My in-laws and their families in hell?

You have to know exactly where I am heading to. That is why I do not give My vow anyhow because once I vow, I have vowed.

Like I said, cursed is Me if I should use another statement other than few. Few. Only the Son of Man knows the number He will save.

Hear Me very well. I am HE. I have the right to save the world if I want to. I have the right to save anybody I want to save, and nobody will raise a query.

The Almighty will not query Me because He told Me, what He told Prophet Jehu, but Jehu messed it up.

He [the Almighty] said “Jehu, I have anointed you King over My people Israel. If you will obey Me with your whole heart, honor and serve Me, I give you authority to rule Israel according to the desires of your heart. I the Lord will not raise a query to you!”

But Jehu messed it up. Jehu could not walk before the Lord so that he will be perfect. He did not walk before the Lord with the true heart. He went and condemned Ahab’s family, killed all of them, but with the sin of Ahab, Jehu departed not.

Jehu forgot the solemn promise and went into idolatry, for which course he exterminated the whole family. The Lord said, “Have you seen it? Amen!

THE LORD SAID, “ALL AUTHORITY IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH HAVE BEEN CONFERRED ON ME, FOR I AM THE RESURRECTED BODY. BESIDES ME COMMETH NO OTHER. Amen!

So, that is why He said that He will save whosoever He willeth. Anybody He does not want to save, He will not save. He does everything after the counsel of His own will. You cannot challenge Him, for nobody has ever been His counsellor.

But He is warning all of us to walk ourselves into His heart by obeying His Words. When you obey the Word of God, I am obligated to save you. God cannot save you in disobedience. You must, first of all, acknowledge that He is God.

If you watch all that were saved in the house of Rahab, they confided in Rahab, and Rahab confided in the Angels that visited her. Is it not true? Rahab was saved by Caleb and Joshua through an oath [a covenant].

Rahab saved all that believed her report that she saw Angels and hosted Angels who came for destruction, and who gave her instruction, “If there would be any that would come under this roof, that person have escaped from destruction.”

By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. [Hebrews 11:31 KJV]

All that believed Rahab not minding who she was entered her roof. Were they not secured? At the end, who secured them? Rahab! Who secured Rahab? The Angels!

All that were secured by Noah believed in Noah that He had a definite experience with Christ. Is it not true? The sons and their wives entered believing Noah.

At the end of the day, who saved them? Noah! Who saved Noah? God, Whom He had encounter with. So it is with Lot. So it has been.

That is why whatever Christ is made up of, that is exactly God. God will enter into Christ. Christ is now emptying Himself into earthen vessels.

That is when you believe in Him, work according to His precepts, honoring, revering and worshipping. Automatically, you become one with Him.

For both He that is sanctifies and they that are sanctified are all of one. They are no longer two. Amen! It is a marriage union.

For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, [Hebrews 2:11 KJV]

LEARN TO POSSESS YOUR VESSEL IN HONOUR VOLUME 1; Preached on Sunday 4th June 2018; Page 59 from verse 11.

Then, after dedication cometh DEVOTION. Devotion means wherever you are, you are meditating, you are planning because if you do not plan to succeed, you will plan to fail. ...

In everything you do in this life, planning is very essential. When you are not planning to succeed, you are planning to fail.

So you do not just receive the Word and go to bed to sleep. You must be dedicated. After dedication comes devotion.

... You see devotion! You now devote time for prayers, for monitoring to make sure it does not collapse.

You establish regular prayers.

71The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: THEY OBSERVE REGULAR PRAYERS, practice regular charity, and obey Allah and His Apostle. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise. Surah 9:71 [Abdullah Yusuf Ali Translation].

NOW WHEN YOU SETTLE DEDICATION, YOU SETTLE DEVOTION, WORSHIP NOW STARTS. Worship starts.

If you are a prayerless child of God or a prayerless worshipper, you are a prey in the hand of the devil. You have no strength.

It is your prayer that will combine with your knowledge of Whom God is [as revealed to you by His words] and build a latent power that will resist trials and temptations.

That is why Jesus said we should pray always so that we will not succumb to trials and temptations. Will they come? Yes! Pray always that you enter not into temptations.

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. [Matthew 26:41 KJV]

And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. [Luke 22:40 KJV]

If you are prayerless, you are the most powerful tool in the hand of the devil. You become a powerful and obstinate unbeliever.

[14]"And verily We shall cause you to abide in the land, and succeed them. This for such as fear the Time when they shall stand before My tribunal,- such as fear the punishment denounced." [15]But they sought victory and decision (there and then), and frustration was the lot of every powerful obstinate transgressor. [Surah 14:15 – 16 Abdullah Yusuf Ali Translation]

To recant your Faith will be very easy. You must recant your Faith, for you to follow the heathens. Is it not true? You must deny Christ for you to accept the devil.

Maybe you do not know that every heathen is an idol. How do you eat from the temple of God and the temple of idol at the same time?

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. [1 Corinthians 10:21]

You are mingling with God, and you are mingling with devil [idol] at the same time. And you are not feeling condemned? It then means that from the beginning, that is the path you were ordained to walk.

Anybody who mingles with the devil because he has strayed away and he never notices it that he has strayed away by mingling with the devil, that person, from the beginning, never walked and talked with God. He has no part in the life that God gives.

DESTINY EXPLAINED

THAT THING WHICH YOU ARE DOING AND IT GIVES YOU JOY, THAT IS YOUR DESTINY.

WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING AND DERIVES JOY IN IT, THAT THING IS YOUR DESTINY, FOR IF YOU DO NOT DERIVE JOY IN IT, YOU WILL NOT CONTINUE, WHETHER IT BE GOD OR DEVIL.

If your entanglement with God gives you joy, you are destined to God, but if your entanglement with God discomforts you, does not suit your nature, but that of the heathens suits your nature, it then goes to show you are not a part of God.

Whatever you want to do will be manipulation. And it can never last long, for such hypocrisies cannot be hidden for too long. They must be exposed along the way.

[1]Meanwhile the crowds grew until thousands upon thousands were milling about and crushing each other. He turned now to his disciples and warned them, “More than anything else, beware of these Pharisees and the way they pretend to be good when they aren’t. But such hypocrisy cannot be hidden forever. [Luke 12:1 LB]

You see why God is giving us the background. First of all, conviction, commitment, dedication and devotion.

4

LITERARY BELIEVERS OF THE FAITH

Last Sunday, we heard the Message, who is this Man, the Son of Man? You see, most of our Brethren that God warned, our living example is that we know that God warned them and gave them His word. Still they went their own way.

It is because they were not convinced of Who was talking to them. That was why they were never committed. They never showed any concern. And then, look at where it landed them.

You can imagine a situation where we were considering a Message and God was telling a Minister, that at the end, you will see that God has been dealing with you as an unbeliever.

And yet, the person is still not working towards changing that statement.

That is the way he is ordained. The man is in unbelief. God is merely accommodating and enduring him. As long as he is enduring him with much patience, that in the end, you will know that I am accommodating him as an unbeliever.

God said it, that if He had stayed with us, affection has been created. You see why we should be careful.

Worship starts if all the four prerequisites are there. But if any is missing, you are still a churchgoer.

LEARN TO POSSESS YOUR VESSEL IN HONOUR VOLUME 1; Preached on Sunday 4th June 2018; Page 60 from verse 12 – 14.

... Anybody that is not a stakeholder in any business will not protect that business. You must be a stakeholder. And if you want to go into partnership with somebody, do not allow that person to use your money and become a nominal partner.

He must invest his own money, you invest your own so that you will have equal interests.

You must share interests.

Thus, if you are not training to be a stakeholder, you are not qualified to be a partner. If you are a partner with Christ, are we not partners according to the Scriptures? Sure!!! Are we not co-labourers? ...

For we are laborers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. [1 Corinthians 3:9]

And I know who they are. And they are really vindicating themselves every day because what gives Me sleepless night is what gives them sleepless night. The care of the Brethren, both spiritually and materially.

This evangelism, our commission to carry this Message to all the ends of the earth. Always calling Me, always doing everything, sending money, calling in person and appreciating the work.

They are always at the website, “O Daddy, how we cherish You. Look at what we saw. It is really wonderful.” Even receiving reports from the websites gives them abundant joy.

Some do not even know the meaning, some do not even go through it. I am telling you. Where they want to use it, they use it for politics, when they are discussing with the heathens, “Look at our Faith. It has covered the whole world. Let me download it. See it in my phone. See it!

Just like last week. We saw America coming first with more six thousand respondents. You see some other countries before Nigeria, including Israel.”

What am I saying? They are making politics in the Faith. Not that they believe it.

That is why God said, “Justification by faith with the mouth 100%, with the brain 100%, balancing the Scriptures 100%, but in practice, zero. In practice, reprobates! Zero!

If you like, score 100% in your theories in any examination. As long as it is a scientific course, if you fail practical, you have failed. When I said it yesterday, Bro Ojiakor acknowledged it.

What makes you a Medical Doctor is not your knowledge of the human anatomy. No! It is the practical application of the human anatomy. Period! Amen!

It is like an electrical engineer that does not know where plug should be fitted. Electronics engineer by theory will tell you what is wrong in the electronic system, but give him equipment to go and open it, or show us where it is and repair it, he does not know.

That is why Nigeria is being accused of producing literary engineers. Literary engineers. What we need are practical engineers, but we are producing literary engineers and pictorial engineers.

Engineers through pictures. They can draw the diagram and put everything there, but go and open it and work on it, he will tell you, “We have not seen it before. We were not taught that. We cannot open it.” Literary engineers.

We have literary believers of the Faith of the Son of Man. But God is not interested in such people at all.

God has His delight in only one set of people. People that are readily effecting His Word in their daily living, and encouraging others to do so. These are the delights of God.

Not mere followers. “Follow follow.” With their mouth, they claim the Faith. They claim the Son of Man. With the brain, they are with the Son of Man. Balancing His Messages, 100%. They are powerful preachers, eloquent in speech.

But in application or in practice, zero. Zero! If they are acquainted with the Son of Man, it is only in the area of social life. Social life! That is where their acquaintance stops.

LEARN TO POSSESS YOUR VESSEL IN HONOUR VOLUME 1; Preached on Sunday 4th June 2018; Page 61 from verse 14 - 16.

... If you are a partner with Christ, are we not partners according to the Scriptures? Are we not co-labourers? How can you be a partner without being a stakeholder?

If we are partners with Christ in this Ministry, it then means we are stakeholders. We have interest to protect. Hence, whatever position you see yourself, you are there because that is where you should be. Is it not true?

Any assignment that is given to you, you can now welcome it gladly because you are the one that is designated to do it [and] because you are a stakeholder.

You are not doing it for Me, you are not doing it for any other person, you are doing it for yourself. This is the revelation many have missed.

Amen! This is the much we would take from this Sunday school, to enable us join our fellow Brethren in their homes, in their families, in reading the Message God assigned to us for today.

And now, I want to invite our Evangelist Chibuikem, who will begin with the reading. Where he gets tired, our Brother Chiemelie will take over. Am I making sense?

Cleanse your throat. We are making our tapes. Remember that this Family is Number One family. This is Noah’s Family where the whole world has vested interest. I hope I am making sense? Good.

Almost everybody appears to be connected to the Voice of God coming from this Family.

Even after reading these Messages in their homes, they do not feel satisfied until they have heard My own on how I read it in My Family. They are waiting for it, and the difference is always there.

Please take note. In this Ministry of The Spoken Word, I told you that the Message will come from the Almighty God because it is His Ministry. It is not the Ministry of a man. ...... I told you what you will benefit by following the Cloud for whosoever that is being led by the Cloud can never miss the way; You can never miss your bearing because it is God Himself controlling. It is God leading in front.

FOLLOW THE CLOUD (EVIDENCE THAT THE SON OF MAN IS THE ELOHIM) VOL. 2; Preached in the cool of the evening of Thursday 14th September 2003 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 27 & Pg. 30 vs. 7

5

THE END OF THE WHOLE MATTER

So we are going to start. The Message is titled, THE LORD SHALL JUDGE AND VINDICATE HIS PEOPLE. We will start with Volume One and from Chapter 5. That is where we are going to start.

“SHALL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE” means a present continuous tense. It will continue to remain effective until we are clothed with immortality. Let us give ear to the Word of God.

THE LORD SHALL JUDGE AND VINDICATE HIS PEOPLE Volume 1; Preached on Sunday, 11th February, 2018 at the Household of God, Onitsha by Apostle Peter Odoemena. THE SON OF MAN. THE JUDGE OF THE LIVING AND OF THE DEAD.

Section Two: Chapter 5 – I HAVE COME, AND MY REWARD IS WITH ME: I hope you are still happy. How I wish this atmosphere can be sustained till I come down from the pulpit.

It is not My intention to keep you here longer than necessary. But I will not be in a hurry.

I want to establish Truth, and nothing but the Truth. I want to establish it in such a manner that nobody will go out and ask his Brother or Sister any question concerning what I will say here today.

Peradventure, at the end of the day, somebody may appear to be confused, allow the person to continue in his or her confusion, for so the Lord has ordained that person.

Do not ever settle down with anybody to say you want to put that person through, for whoever says he is confused after hearing the Word of God is not sincere. He is not sincere.

I hope you are paying attention. Charity, they say, begins at home, for you can never be deceived until you are confused. And you cannot be confused until your mind is away from what you are hearing.

The moment the devil seduces your mind or your heart away because what you are hearing is not sinking well with you, then, you will be making the claim that you are confused and cannot reason right. You are telling lies.

You are indirectly telling everybody that you are not interested in that Message. This is because if you wanted to understand it, you would show keen interest.

Any subject that is offensive to you, do you pay attention to it? The necessity of the subject determines the attention the student gives to it no matter how hard that subject is.

This is because of its necessity, for it is compulsory that a student must pass it. It is compulsory. It is your main course. No matter how difficult, you must give it attention by making it a priority.

So the necessity you attach to eternal life, or the necessity you attach to immortality determines the attention you will give to any Message from God, for that is the end of the whole matter; the completeness of our salvation.

If, at the end of the day, after hearing and saying we are in the Faith, if in the end, we are not translated, it is evidently clear that we did not obey, for we did not believe.

THAT IS WHY THE END WILL REVEAL WHO IS WHO. If I call you an unbeliever now, you may be offended. WHAT WILL TELL US WHO YOU ARE IS HERE.

What gives Me joy? Those that will be translated and they will put on immortality will appear here indestructible, and they will be shaking hands with those that are not translated, before you will be punished because your fellow Brethren who are now translated will be called Judges with THE SON OF MAN.

That is why I am preparing people who will judge the whole earth with Me. When I am in My Theophany Body, they will be in their Theophany Bodies. So the Saints will judge the world.

Then your fellow Brethren who are translated will stand before you and call you by your name.

If you happen to be Elias, they will call you, “Eli-Joe, did we not tell you that you were wasting your time? If we had called you a hypocrite that time, you would not have believed.”

I am telling you the truth. Your fellow Saints, I mean, Saints you yoked yourself with, who you were hiding under their cloak. On that day, everybody will see your nudity [your nakedness].

That is why, I will know you, you will know Me. Did they not recognize Jesus Christ? Was he another person? Did he not shake their hands, ate and drank with them, even when resurrected?

For he knew they were coming where he is. He promised he was coming back to take them. And now, He is back. He is back to take them to Himself so that they will join Him to judge the world. That is what I am preparing you for.

In your Theophany Body, you come out the same. You can go places. If I want to visit you, an unbeliever, I will come around. In one second, I am around you, Eli-Joe! Promise! Am I making sense?

You say God forbid? No, I cannot use somebody outside as example. I will use somebody who is here.

This is because if I mention the name of somebody outside here, he will go to hell today. He will come down here, “So Daddy, you have hated me to this point, even to use me as this example.”

So let Me use those in My family. But if you know who I am, you will now begin to work towards amending your ways. Amen!

He casts his net into the water, having one purpose: To catch fish. But when he pulls the net out of the water, there are too many things that are likely to accompany the fish.

You see fish. You see too many other living creatures. You equally see weeds. So, too many things accompany the net.

That is why the fisherman will not carry everything into the boat. He settles down, selects the fish, [and] throws the rest back to the water, for that is not the essence of his fishing.

Amen! I heard it there, that the question the people will be asking [those hypocrites among us], remember they represent the devil that is also in our midst, and they are in the majority.

They claim they are confused, and that they did not understand the Message when they are lying to themselves. They have already made up their minds the way they will live their lives.

They do not want anybody to regulate them. Not even God, for they do not have any respect for the Word of God. They have no respect for God Himself.

Even if God will come to them live and stand before them; Even if God will stay around them, they will abuse it. They will never behold His Majesty. I hope I am making sense?

To such people, whenever they come to God with a question or request, God gives them the desires of their hearts. But when a true seed of God comes to God, He gives him the will of God. You see the difference.

A hypocrite that comes to Christ for anything will receive the desires of his heart. And he will be jumping up as we heard it last week in the Message, WATCH OUT FOR DANGEROUS DOGS.

Watch what God said, “When they come and God gives them the desires of their heart, they will go away jumping up, “O, I saw Daddy. I saw the Son of Man and He approved it. He has approved it. He said I should go. I should do this.”

He will be rejoicing and God will be somewhere laughing at him.

That was what God did to them when they made Prophet Ezekiel a laughing stock. The word of Ezekiel became ordinary sweet song. “Friend, let us go to him. Let us know what he will say today. Is there any day you will visit the son of man that He will not have something to tell you? Let us go there today to know the thing He will say. In short, if not for the pepper soup and the drinks He serves us, nothing attracts me to His house. I go just to fulfill all righteousness.”

I am telling you the truth. They might not be speak it out. They will say it in their hearts. Now they are in their homes, they can share it as their own experiences.

Listen to Me. God spoke to Ezekiel, “Listening to what your people are saying. Place your ear on the wall and hear them speak from the other side of the wall.”

[7]And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. [8]Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. [9]And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. [10]So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about. And there stood before them seventy men [Ezekiel 8:7 – 10 KJV]

Now they are coming, stay where you are. I will allow them to come. Entertain their questions and I will put My Word into your mouth.

And you will give them the desires of their heart. And they will be going with their hearts merrying that I, the Lord, have approved when I have already set out to slaughter all.

A hypocrite does not know when God has given him the desires of his heart.

Ahab is better than such. Ahab discerned when Micaiah gave him his heart’s desire which was the general prophecy of all the 400 false prophets of Israel.

But there was one prophet of God who came with a painful truth, truth that injures. Injurious truth. Truth that hurts. Which is the one we must expect at the end time. Such as we are now.

There would not be any pleasurable truth again. What we shall be receiving now is painful truth. Truth that will hurt. Truth that will disarm you of that which charms you most. Truth that will discourage you from those places where you normally go and enjoy evil.

Hear Me well. Ahab is better than many. When Micaiah said, “O king, go to war and you must win.” Ahab turned to Jehoshaphat, “What did I tell you?” Then, turning to Micaiah, Ahab pleaded, “Micaiah, please, in the Name of the Lord, tell me what the Lord said you should tell me.”

He had already discerned that the mind of God has not come out. But the mind of God must contradict that of the 400 prophets.

Remember that Ahab was a son of God, but married the daughter of Ethbaal, who could not discern between truth and falsehood.

[30]And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him. [31]And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him. [1 Kings 16:30 – 31 KJV]

You can be a daughter of God, like Drusilla and marry Felix as Governor. You cannot serve God with pure conscience, for you are in bondage until you separate.

[24]And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. [25]And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. [Acts 24:24 – 25 KJV]

You can be like Ahab and get married to the daughter of Ethbaal. You cannot serve God with pure conscience, for the Lord heard that your wife imprisoned God’s prophet. You will imprison God, not knowing that God came in the form of a prophet. Am I making sense?

Then, when he [Ahab] challenged the prophet, he took him to task, saying, “Tell me, in the Name of the Lord, what the Lord put in your mouth to tell me. Jehoshaphat, this man has not told me the truth.”

He said, “Okay. O king, thus saith the Lord of Hosts, if you will go to war and come back, know that I am not a prophet in the Land of Israel”.

He now turned to Jehoshaphat, “The truth has now come out. Okay. I will not stop going to war. I will go anyhow. Jehoshaphat, take my uniform and let me disguise myself. I am going to go and come back. I know I am the target in the war front. Now, wear your uniform. Wear my own, and let me take ordinary uniform. Let us go. Right away! Put him in the cell. Feed him with food of affliction until I come back, and I will give you your position.”

The man [Michaiah] said, “You mean come back? You? Come back? You? Go Come back? O king Ahab, if you go to this war and come back alive, know that I am not a prophet of God in the Land of Israel.” Fear gripped Ahab.

[5]And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the Lord today. [6]Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear ? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king. [7]And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord besides, that we might inquire of him? [8]And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the Lord: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so. [9]Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah. ...... [12]And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper: for the Lord shall deliver it into the king’s hand. ...... [14]And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak. [15]So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king. [16]And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the Lord? [17]And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the Lord said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace. [18]And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. ...... [26]And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king’s son; [27]and say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace. [28]And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the Lord hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you. [1 Kings 22:5 – 9, 12, 14 – 18, 26 – 28 KJV]

When he went to war, did he come back? No matter the smartness he wanted to play, an arrow that was thrown located him and pierced him that the word of the prophet spoken in the Name of the Lord might come to pass.

And that the residue of men will fear and honour the words of the servants of God from henceforth, for God cannot speak without using a vessel.

[34]And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness : wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded. [35]And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot. ....... [37]So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried the king in Samaria. [38]And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armor; according unto the word of the Lord which he spake. [1 Kings 22: 34 – 35, 37 – 3 KJV].