Bride of Christ Ministry World Wide: SAD NEWS FROM THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY
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Thursday, 26 November 2020

SAD NEWS FROM THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY

Apostle peter odoemena

SAD NEWS FROM THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY Preached On 19th July, 2020 @ The Bridal Lodge, Nsugbe, Anambra State By Apostle Peter doemena The Son of Man The Sage

THE WHOLE BRIDE MINISTRY PUT TOGETHER, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SUPPLY THE SON OF MAN WITH ALL HE NEEDS. YOU DO NOT HAVE IT. SO, IT WILL BE ARRANT STUPIDITY ON MY SIDE TO LISTEN TO YOUR OPINION, BECAUSE THE STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL IS I AND I ALONE. SO ASK ME WHETHER MY LIFE IS WORTHY OF MY GOSPEL. I WILL SAY, YES! I BELIEVE THAT IS WHY I PREACH IT. SO, I AM LIVING A SHINING EXAMPLE BEFORE YOU FOR YOU TO EMULATE. I MEAN, THEY ARE INFANTS BEFORE ME.

BE DILIGENT TO PROTECT YOUR MINDSET; Preached on Sunday 15th and Sunday 22nd April, 2007 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 131 vs. 12 & Pg. 139 vs. 37

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TRUST IN GOD

The title of this exhortation is; TRUST GOD EVEN UNTO DEATH. That is the title of this exhortation from our Pastor, Wisdom Odoemena who visited us from Enugu for two days now.

Now, I will not talk or speak or teach or exhort without sharing this experience. We were together last night discussing some vital issues till about 10 o’clock, just the two of us.

 Then he begged Me to leave for his bed. I permitted him to go to bed, and then called him back again.

I said, “My friend, I called your brothers to know if they have any Message for today for us, but they said no. Do you have any?” He said, no. I said, “Okay. Well, let Me show you something.”

I got three Messages from Pastor Chizoba last night. One; SPRITUAL ACCOUNTABILITY [BEFORE GOD] handled by Apostle Chukwudi Odoemena; Very voluminous. I got it last night, spiral bound.

Another one, AN UNBELIEVER IS A BURDEN TO HIMSELF by Pastor Wisdom Odoemena, all handled in Enugu. I do not know the contents, I said, praise be to God.

The third one titled, TO THE ELECTS OF GOD ONLY by Brother Lucky Chikezie from Enugu also. All these Messages were preached in the house of Pastor Wisdom Odoemena in Enugu.

I got the three this morning. I also got a compilation of quotes assembled by our Brother, Kelechi Eze from Onitsha last night.

Then within Myself, I said okay, since you do not have a Message, go. I did not want to give him the Message for the Bride globally last night, for I was trying to settle many things.

Now, this morning, I called him around 7:30. I gave him instruction to go and put the message for today, TEMPTATIONS [TRIALS OF YOUR FAITH] Volumes 1 and 2 globally for consideration today.

When I was discussing with mummy this morning, I gave her the impression that we may be using the Message from Brother Lucky Chikezie which he directed to the elect of God only. It is not yet in print, for it is in a spiral bound copy. I do not yet know the content.

Now, within Me, I said I will change My mind. Let Me prove Pastor Wisdom. First of all, I encouraged him, praised him for the topic he used in Enugu.

I said, My friend, it is like you peeped into My heart and you saw one of the teachings I lined up and picked one. Thank you. Period! I never opened the Message. I have not opened it. It is voluminous enough.

I am not in haste. Just like the one I saw again, BEWARE OF POISONOUS ROOTS. I did not open it anyhow. I took My time and went through the two volumes handled by Apostle Chukwudi Odoemena at Enugu during his visit to Enugu Fellowship.

In spite of the testimonies following that Message, I was not in a haste to go through it, for I proved many things.

So, this morning, immediately he went to post the message, I bowed My head down. I prayed and placed a sign – if My son is preaching from experience as he has testified before the entire world, for which cause the devil has labelled him his enemy like Me, convince Me this morning.

Since he does not know he is going to the pulpit, he is not planning to go as he has already told Me, I am taking him to the pulpit. I will give him 10 minutes to try his experience.

If the experience is not the Word experience, I will know that he is teaching knowledge. And I said, “God, help him if he is preaching from experience, to peep into the teaching I have for the Bride this morning.”

And I tell you, he has peeped into it, of which I have not discussed with any flesh and blood.

That is why I was overjoyed, reading Scriptures, pointing us to the truth and reminding us of what God told us in time past which is the work of every Minister that is ordained by God. Amen.

So, I am very much pleased that he never disappointed Me and he will not disappoint Me, for he knows I have reposed great confidence in him as can be seen in the Messages that I made a provision for him. And it is an everlasting provision. It is not a fabulous bank account. It is not any worldly property, but something that is Heavenly.

I documented it when he was about three or four years old and I said, “It is a provision; an eternal one I have made for My son. I called his name, Wisdom.”

So, there are things that marvel Me. Last week Monday, three of us went to many places. Myself, Enyinnia and Obinna.

In spite of the sickness, we were doing market survey, inspection and investigations. Undertaking some lectures with some people as to the new way we are trying to venture in. It was an enquiry week.

That day, we left here by 9 o’clock in the morning and came back after 4pm in the evening, wearied down. That was on a Saturday when I had a repeat of a sickness that is still troubling Me now.

The sickness I had in 1975 when I was in class 3 while writing My final examinations. They said Boniface was having a brain fag. I was writing Chemistry.

They bundled Me down unconscious, and were pouring water on My body and on My head. By the time I recovered after about 6 hours, My lips blistered because of severe headache.

After that incident, I have never seen it again. Not even when I fell down from a cliff; 3-storey building. Not even when I had ghastly accidents that nearly crippled Me for years.

I never had that sickness until last week and that told Me that I was running away from the presence of the Brethren because it signified departure.

How many years? From 1975 to 2020. And this was as a result of much pressure, much thinking and stress. My brain shattered. You all saw it for four consecutive days here. If there is any time I have recovered a little, I will say it was from Thursday or Friday.

Up till now, the marks are still on My lips. My eyes are pure red and I am without appetite. Am I bearing false witness?

You were wondering what was happening. You were clustering around Me and I banned you from narrating My condition to Mummy lest she will run home. And for that reason, I switched off.

Now, this tonic this morning is a spiritual morale booster. Even if I do not talk to you again, this exhortation is enough. It is titled, TRUST GOD EVEN UNTO DEATH!

It is supporting the Message titled, JEHOVAH IS RIGHT AND WE ARE WRONG [as we have always been].

It supports the book of Jeremiah. It supports the book of Psalms that said, “Lord, teach us to choose obedience to Your Word instead of making money, help us!

[35]Make me walk along the right paths, for I know how delightful they really are.[36]Help me to prefer obedience to making money![37]Turn me away from wanting any other plan than yours. Revive my heart toward you. [Psalms 119:35-37 LB]

And David said, “God, I pray, help My son Solomon to be obedient to Your Word even in the minutest detail.” In a very smallest matter, help my son Solomon to be obedient to the core, absolute, implicit. And the Lord answered his prayers.

[19]Give my son Solomon a good heart toward God, so that he will want to obey you in the smallest detail and will look forward eagerly to finishing the building of your Temple, for which I have made all of these preparations.” [1 Chronicles 29:19 LB]

A good father must wish his sons this type of wish from experience, for David considered the prosperity of the wicked and it became a great temptation to his righteous soul. What happened? His feet nearly slipped off.

2But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. 3For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. [Psalms 73:2 – 3 NIV]

Then God called him back by taking him to the temple as the Word of God went forth from the Priest. He saw the extent he has departed from the truth.

What did he do? He saw the end of the unrighteous man who amassed wealth without God, and that he ended in disaster, in disappointment, in despair, in disgrace. He then said, “As I thought on my ways, I ran back to God.” Amen.

59I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.60I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. [Psalms 119:59 – 60 KJV]

59I have considered my conduct, and I promise to follow your instructions. 60FWithout delay I hurry to obey your commands. [Psalms 119:59 – 60GNB]

This exhortation is for Me, and it is heartwarming. That is how I measure the spiritual strength of every Minister by calling you to come and minister on the spur of the moment without giving you any advance notice.

Then I will know whether you are ready at all times as one that is a professional who is ready at all times to give the devil a fight.

Wherever you see the appearance, you give it a fight and after fighting, you remain robust, immovable and unshaken!

A true soldier is always going about with his whole armour to know whether you are clad with the whole armour of God, with which you can now repel all the darts of the devil and after fighting, you remain robust!

11Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; [Ephesians 6:11 – 18 KJV]

Now, what is My testimony? All the places we went, we saw their items displayed for sale. There were quite many of them.

At the end of the day, without uttering a word, all the people there will look and say in surprise, “Sir, these Your children resemble You.” In reply I said, “Is that so?” He said again, “All of them resemble You. They are Your children.” I said, “Okay o.” And I left.

When we went to the other place, the same thing happened. We went to another place, and a woman was in charge. I said, “Madam, this is My son who will come here, that is why I am with him. Do not expect Me. I am an old man now. They are gradually taking over. His most senior will be coming any time from now.”

She said, “Daddy, you do not need to tell me. I know he is Your son. Even looking at his face, that is your son.” I said, okay o.

We went to the last place, the man who gave us supplementary, the same thing.

Then, I got home, I said, “Lord.”

When I went to buy goods with them, they were asking Me about that robust one, dark complexioned that resembled you well well, the one that use to drive the brothers.

I said, “Okay, that is My first son.” He said, “Daddy, in short, You produced your carbon copy in him.” He said, “This one resembles You but that one is a carbon copy.”I said, “Okay. Thank you very much.”

When I got home, I said, “God, may they never resemble Me in the flesh alone. Let them possess all My attributes. Period!May they never resemble Me in the flesh and stop there. May they also be possessors of My attributes so that they will survive in this evil age. Period!”

Hear Me very well. There is nothing as heartwarming andmore glorious than having God-fearing children. If you are blessed with God-fearing children, you possess heavenly treasures. Not earthly treasures. Amen!

But if you are blessed with people who are fixing their affections on things that are here on earth and you are encouraging them to be bringing their loots and their exploits home so that you live a flamboyant life and enjoy wealth, you will vomit all because sooner than you think, those things will vanish and the source will be seen no more. Amen.

Whoever that is pinning his hope on our Brother Casmir today, what has happened? The person’s hopes are dashed. Am I making sense? Do you understand Me?

YOU SEE WHY GOD SAID, “WOE IS HE THAT TRUSTETH IN A MAN FOR SOONER THAN HE THINKS, HIS TRUST WILL FAIL HIM; BUT WHOEVER THAT TRUSTS IN GOD, WILL NEVER BE DISAPPOINTED.”

Do not trust and pin your hope on anything that breathes for the breathing can stop anytime. For that reason, what do you do? Espouse your children to God so that even when you give way, they are there.

6Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. [Proverbs 22:6 KJV]

Some people, you know, due to “lack of revelation” think they are in “Peter Odoemena’s Church.” Some even think that if they leave the Church, I am losing something. But let Me tell you: If you leave Bridal Faith today, I am losing nothing. If you come into this Church – Bridal Faith – I am gaining nothing. You are a burden to Me, because I know I can do without you, but you cannot do without Me. I do not need you but you need Me. As far as I live, I AM THE TRUE VINE AND YOU ARE MY BRANCHES. You can only bear fruit and your fruit will remain if you abide in Me.

 

LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS VOL. 1; Preached on 30th April 2000 at the Household Onitsha; Pg. 12 vs. 13

 

 

 

 


 

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SAD NEWS FROM THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY

On this note, I say, take up your different translations of the Holy Scriptures. I want you to hold one lively. If I see you holding it lazily or lackadaisically, I will give you a slap from here.

And when I say, read, you must stand up and read. And you read loudly and lively as one that is alive physically and spiritually. But where the spirit is not there, leave My Fellowship immediately.

I do not want a situation where I will say, “Stand up” and you sit down or I say, “Sit down” and you begin to stand up. No! Follow Me and follow the reading. Amen!

Every Message has a symphony. Is it not true? The symphony of the music determines how the dancers will place their legs on the ground.

The Battle has started. Everyone is on his or her own. The battle is raging. Let everyone struggle for survival. There is fire on the mountain. Run! run! run! Run without looking back.

Amen! Now, I want us to open the Scriptures. I will separate this Message from the first. The first says, TRUST GOD UNTO DEATH. Let Me have that small stool placed on top here.

I am handling a teaching. It may be very brief, but I want it to be straight to the point. So, cooperate with Me if you want the best from the Son of Man. Amen!

Are we ready? You sit down first. You sit down first. My Message or teaching is a simple one. I will give it a title. The title is; SAD NEWS FROM THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.

I know that this title can stumble many. I also know that it can be given many interpretations. Somebody might be thinking that the Son of Man is going to talk to us concerning the demise or departure of Brother Casmir this morning. No!

Today’s date is 19th July 2020. Looking at the weather, does it signify rainy season? Remember what I told you concerning this year, that the rains will come very late. You may not feel the impact of the rainy season, for it will be scanty. Is it not fulfilling?

Next month will be August. Yet, no rain. The summer is over. The winter is over. Harmattan is over and My people are not yet saved. The fruit is not yet ripe.

The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. [Jeremiah 8:20 KJV]

Summer is gone. Winter is gone. Our own harmattan, gone and the fruit is not yet ripe. What is holding it from ripening? Sad news from the Lord God Almighty!

Somebody might be thinking it is the death of our brother. No! no, no, no, no. Amen!

I will take My text from where I am going to read. When I read it, I will shut it down and then continue. Get Me Living Bible translation. The book of Jeremiah 23 verse 33. I do not want Chika to read.

Jeremiah 23:33 (LB) 33 When one of the people or one of their “prophets” or priests asks you, “Well, Jeremiah, what is the sad news from the Lord today? ”You shall reply, “What sad news? You are the sad news, for the Lord has cast you away!” Amen!

Sad news from the Lord God Almighty! Close it. I am coming to it again. Is there any sad news greater than this?

We sing in our song, we sang it this morning; [Cast me not away from Your presence oh Lord. Take not Thy Holy Spirit from me, my God. Restore unto me, the joy of my salvation. And renew right spirit within me.

I told you that we are in a delicate Ministry where you can be cast away and you know it not. You will be hanging on.

 You will be going to church, giving your offering, paying your vow[s] and doing everything. You think God is accepting, but you do not know that God is disregarding it and throwing it into the dustbin.

This is because every offering you are giving to God goes back to you, every money you are paying goes back to you. True or false? Good.

This Ministry is a delicate one, where God can reject somebody and he does not know. This is a Ministry where somebody can be poor, miserable and blind yet, he knoweth it not. He will be hollering.

I am not talking to the world out there. Roman Catholics do not believe they are in error. Anglicans do not believe. There is no group of people that believe that they are in error. They think they are right.

It takes God to vindicate who is on the right path. Everybody claims he is serving God.

Our Brother Casmir has many children. He has a very young and beautiful wife. Our Brother Casmir never died at old age. I am senior to him.

Of all the children, is there anyone that will be in the mortuary with him. It there any that will be in the grave with him? Will the wife be there? Will his house be there? Will his money be there?

The first son refused to listen to the Word of God at the age of 15 and he is dying there in Kirikiri prison. May God visit him there, is My prayer for God can visit anybody anywhere, if your heart is right. Amen!

That Living Bible again, I want it. Jeremiah 23:33.LB.33When one of the people or one of their “prophets” or priests asks you,...

When one of their Priests, Prophets, Pastors, Evangelists, Teachers, Apostles, Deacons and Bishops will ask you…

“Well, Jeremiah, what is the sad news …

“Well, Son of Man...” The same Son of Man who has become a burden to you. Son of Man is a burden to those who are following Him. Those who claim they are worshipping the Son of Man are now seeing Him as a burden, not knowing who He is.

THE MOMENT THE ALMIGHTY GOD BECOMES A BURDEN TO HIS PEOPLE, SOMETHING IS WRONG SOMEWHERE. Am I making sense? Do you understand Me?

“Well, Jeremiah, what is the sad news from the Lord today?” You shall reply, “What sad news? You are the sad news, for the Lord has cast you away!” Amen!

I want you to give Me attention as we consider the sad news. Leave that one. I am coming there. Let Me go to the beginning.

Remember it is a teaching. Broaden your hearts. I do not want you to look sideways. I do not want you to have somebody in your mind as one God has cast away.

Declare no one lost until the Son of Man has declared the person lost, for you might be in the lost or region of the lost and you do not know. Only THE SON OF MAN knows those that are with Him and those that are now in the region of the lost.

He is now enduring them with much patience, knowing that He is going to destroy them. They will never smell Paradise, for the parameter for entering Paradise and dwelling with Him eternally has been revealed.

My duty and your duty is to weigh ourselves using the parameter revealed and know whether you are measuring up.

That is why you must know your status before that day. Do you not know who you are? Do you not know what you are doing? Do you not know what is going on in your heart? Amen!

I told you, I love all of you. I have equal love for everybody. Sad news is what we are considering this morning. Amen!

I know many have not read this Scripture before. I know they will be astonished that such a thing could be there. God keeps quiet when His mouth is filled with words. What He does is very clear to Him.

You know what you are seeing God to be. You know what you are thinking about God, but how God is seeing you, you do not know. You are planning and God is planning. Go ahead. You are seeing, God is seeing.

You know what you are thinking about God, but what God is thinking about you, you know not. Did you get the Message? Amen!

I told you recently that the people watch a masquerade with only two eyes, but the masquerade sees the people with four eyes. The most dangerous eyes of the masquerade are the ones inside. Those ones determine what he will do, and not the ones outside.

The most fearful ones are outside, but the most destructive ONES are inside.The most scary are outside but those ones do not harm.

The ones that harm are inside and whoever that watches the masquerade’s face cannot not see those ones. Did you get the Message? Thank you very much.

I am going to the Message proper. SAD NEWS FROM THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. And many will be wondering what this sad news will be.

Let us go back to the beginning. The book of Exodus 18:22 KJV. I am starting from the beginning.

We are in the third Exodus and Exodus means departure. The third Exodus is from the world into Paradise. Am I making sense?

It is not departure from Egypt. Every Exodus has posed a very great assignment and that assignment has never been the duty of one man. Too many people are assigned to help the leader to accomplish it.

And they cannot accomplish it if they do not have the spirit of the leader; a portion of the spirit of the leader that will help them to be a support to the leader. An encouragement.

25Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took of the Spirit that was on him and put the Spirit on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did not do so again. [Numbers 11:25 NIV]

For you to help a Leader, you must have the same spirit, the same vision, the same philosophy, the same focus and the same target.

If the leader is having another target, those appointed to help are having another target, can it work? They will discourage the leader. Am I making sense? Thank you very much.

For that reason, they must have the same spirit, the same vision, the same target and they will never grow tired by so doing. Any moment they develop their own spirit, their spirit will go back to Egypt.

To those things they forsook, their minds will go back again, and they will begin to query the leader. They will be accusing the leader of putting them into trouble, causing great hardship, frustrating their businesses and this and that.

Then it becomes a burden now to serve the Lord. What you will hear everywhere will be “Burden of the Lord. Burden of the Lord.”

But God said, “Take My yoke, for My yoke is light. Take My burden. It is very light, for I am meek and lowly.”

We will know who is a burden, whether God is the burden or the people He wants to save. Amen. We will know who is burdening who. THE SAD NEWS FROM THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. This battle will be decided today. Today, not tomorrow.

Exodus 18:22 KJV 20And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

21Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God,...Able men such as fear God, not ordinary people.

...men of truth,...Not men of falsehood. Not hypocrites.

...men of truth, hating covetousness;...Men who will hate covetousness which is idolatry. People that will not be selfish. Self-opinion acted individuals who will always swallow their will and are always looking for convenient time.

...such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge:

so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee. Amen!

They shall bear the burden with thee! Sit down. You see the burden? Help Me to govern God’s people.

I am directed by Almighty God to appoint you Pastors, appoint you Evangelists, appoint you Bishops, Deacons, appoint you ministers. For what purpose? To help Me to administer the affairs of hundreds and thousands and millions of God’s people worldwide.

Instead of seeing it as a wonderful privilege, God counting you worthy, co-opting you into this fight, making you a co-labourer with Himself, you now turn out that what God has done to enable Him have little relief, to unburden the load, for when the load is shared by many people, it becomes lighter; these people came claiming to be honest, claiming to be fearing God, claiming to be selfless but at last, they are covetous, they are false, they are deceivers and they are hypocrites.

Hence, the burden was not lifted. Rather, they became the burden. For this cause, the Lord decided to cast them away so that He can now work without any helper.

The essence of God co-opting them was defeated, for they have refused to prove themselves worthy of their callings and worthy of their dignified inclusion. Am I making sense?

It has become a burden to them. The people that were selected to unburden the work now added to the burden. Am I making sense?

I am handling a teaching. That is the essence of selecting them and assigning them responsibilities, “Be in charge of this. Be in charge of this.” Fivefold ministry; Deacons, Apostles, Pastors, Elders and every kind of thing, for effective administration of the work of Christ.

11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: [Ephesians 4:11 – 13 KJV]

But what is happening? They all abandoned their responsibilities. WHEN YOU ABANDON YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, YOU BECOME A LIABILITY. All of them are now liabilities to the Faith, and no longer assets.

AN ASSET IS A MINISTER THAT IS ON HIS DUTY POSITION ALWAYS. Am I making sense? He is striving earnestly to make full proof of his ministry, that his inclusion should not be regretted.

Hear Me! Remember that our union with Christ is likened to the union between husband and wife.

23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. [Ephesians 5:23]

A union between husband and wife is a union of responsibility shared. I say, “A union of shared responsibilities. True or false?”

But where one refuses the responsibility, that person becomes a liability. A matrimonial liability. A matrimonial duty.

Do you know what a duty is? Everything will be done grudgingly, with murmuring and complaining.

Obeying your husband becomes a duty. Giving him food and everything becomes a duty and no longer a responsibility.

The responsibility vanishes away; duty takes over and no love is projecting again. That becomes a matrimonial duty. Very big burden.

When the husband also who should be working to relieve the family burden, placing the family on a better ground so that the wife and the children will have a little ease of life, shies away to go about the streets abandoning his responsibilities, he becomes a liability to the family.

To the wife, that man becomes a matrimonial liability. The wife and the children becomes matrimonial duties. Amen! Am I making sense?

In union with Christ, we must serve Him in any office unto which we are called as our responsibilities. We will never see our union with Christ as a liability or a duty but a favour that is extended to us to be co-ministers, co-laborers in His own vineyard.

Who am I that the Almighty God will count me worthy bringing me closer, even closest so as to call me “My brother, My wife, My son, My daughter!” What a wonderful privilege I am enjoying!

But one who is blind to this truth, that is the one that will see it as a duty and a liability. And that is why she is a burden to herself and he is a burden to himself. A liability God cannot accept. A duty God cannot carry. Amen! Did you get the Message?

That is why God said, “I am dealing with a people burdened with sin. I am dealing with a people burdened with unbelief.” Amen! Let Me see whether somebody will unburden himself today.

I have presented this Message without charge. I thank God that I have maintained My integrity in this Faith up to this end. If I did not mess it up till now and I have rounded up; thus, do not ever say that brother will make shipwreck. No! I have received my crown already. I am crowned already! The little few days that are left here are to make people around Me know that I am not a hypocrite. However, I have become a home of Christ. Within this few days they will come and they will say, “So, this man has commonsense!”

 

GOD HAS COUNTED ME WORTHY, PUTTING ME INTO THIS MINISTRY; Preached on Sunday 13th August, 2000 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 57 vs. 42 – 43

 


 

 

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YOU ARE THE SAD NEWS

The sad news. And you are asking Me, “Son of Man, what is the sad news from the Lord today?”

You are the sad news! You that are hearing Me, for the Lord has cast you away. You have become a burden to the Lord that He cannot carry.

Instead of accepting that you are a burden, and that your unbelief is a burden, you are accusing God of being a burden to you - burden of the Lord.

What is the burden of the Lord? An unbearable burden from the LORD. The LORD has now imposed an unbearable burden on us. Worshipping God is now a burden. Bowing down, obedience to and having the fear of your Creator is now a burden.

AND GOD SAID, “A TRUE SEED OF GOD DOES NOT HAVE DIFFICULTY IN OBEYING GOD. OBEDIENCE IS A WAY OF LIFE. IT IS NATURAL, INHERENT AND INBORN. NOBODY TEACHES A CHILD OF GOD HOW TO OBEY HIS FATHER. IT IS INBORN.

Just like you are here shouting Amen. How can I teach you to obey Me? Nature teaches that you must obey Me. No arguments. Do you have any other source of existence? From where did you come into this life? Who is sustaining you? Who is nurturing you?

And somebody will tell you that He that brought you into existence, nurturing and is still nurturing you does not mean well for you, and you believe it.

If somebody will tell you that He does not mean well to you and that He is spoiling you, let Him spoil you. I will like God to spoil Me instead of the devil to praise Me. Amen!

When somebody said with his mouth that his destiny is to make money, you will know where he is coming from and where he is heading to. AM I making sense? There is nothing the person will not do to make money. And the more he gets, the more he will be looking for extra.

For the Bible said “If a man’s desire in life is to make money, he will never be satisfied all the days of his life.” Amen!

10If you love money, you will never be satisfied; if you long to be rich, you will never get all you want. It is useless. [Ecclesiastes 5:10 GNB]

Follow Me. You can see in the book of Exodus, God told Moses to appoint seventy elders, and let them be in charge of the different tribes, in hundreds, in thousands and in millions so that the work will not be too burdensome to Moses.

He said He should lay hands on them and allow a portion of his spirit to be on them so that they can do the work with him.

The people accepted, but when the criteria was given that they must pick people of honest report, people that will be fearing God, selfless and not covetous, people that will esteem the Word of God more than their necessary food, people that will place God first before any other thing, all of them volunteered.

Hands were laid on them. They were made Apostles, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, and Bishops, Deacons, Elders, even their wives were included, and some other adhoc Ministers.

And at the end of the day, where are we? And they want to know the sad news from God. The sad news is that God has cast you away.

AT ANY POINT YOU THINK YOU ARE INDISPENSABLE IN THE HAND OF GOD, THAT IS THE POINT WHERE GOD HAS CAST YOU AWAY.

At any point where you say, “To hell with God”, God had already said, “To hell with you”. At any point you say “Over my dead body”, God has accepted it immediately, documented it according to your words for Allah is swift in taking records.

17That Day will every soul be requited for what it earned; no injustice will there be that Day, for Allah is Swift in taking account. [Surah 40:17]

That is you must think before you talk, for Allah does not take the words that proceed out of the man’s mouth very lightly. That is why out of your mouth cometh the issue of life and death.

10Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. [James 3:10 KJV]

23Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. [Proverbs 4:23 KJV]

You must think before you talk. You cannot say to God, “I did not mean it”. No! He does not always chide.

8The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. 9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger forever. [Psalms 103:8 – 9 KJV]

If He keeps quiet, but He has drawn His conclusion. He does not stop you from coming to Fellowship. You call Him “Lord, Lord, Lord!” Yes!… Is it all that called Him, “LORD! LORD! LORD!” that will inherit the Kingdom of Heaven?

Is the Kingdom for all that called Him, “My Lord, my Lord, my Lord; My father, my father, my father; My lover, my sweetheart, my this and that; My darling, my sweetheart, my sugar, my tea”; Are they the people that will inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. Are they the people that worship God most?

They are not possessors of the Kingdom of Heaven, but only those that do the will of My Father who sent Me, whom I have introduced to you.

And I have manifested Him before many witnesses. I am here doing His will. I have no choice.

Every true seed of God has only but one choice – to do the will of God. Every true seed of God has only but one choice – to do the will of God.  

Song:[Thy will be done. Thy will be done. Teach me, O LORD from my heart to say, thy will be done]

Not my will, but let thy will be done. Teach Me Lord to say it from my heart and mean it. Not saying with my lips when I do not mean it. When it comes to allowing God to do His will, you will be the obstacle.

Song: [Have thine own way Lord, have thine own way. Thou art the potter, I am the clay. Mold me and melt me after thy will, while I am waiting, yielded and still]

If God is the potter and we are the clay, and we say have your own way from our heart and we mean it, God will be pleased with us. But unfortunately we sing the song because it is very sweet, when we do not mean it with our hearts. We pay lip service to it.

You see why we are hypocrites. That is the sad news. You are the sad news, for you say you are worshipping God when you are a hypocrite. Heathens are better than you unbelievers. And God cannot continue with such people.

That was what happened in the wilderness. When they came to the point where we are, the Lord cast them away from His presence and then selected a new set of people. Amen!

No man is indispensable before God, no woman is indispensable before God. Amen!

You that claim, “Without me, God will not survive.” Who are you?

Let us go back to the book of Numbers chapter eleven, and read verse eleven. We are still treating Exodus.

Numbers 11:11 (LB).Moses said to the Lord, “Why pick on me, to give me the burden of a people like this?

God, why have you chosen me to give me such a great burden of a people like the ones You have given to me. A people burdened with unbelief.

A people with obstinate heart. Powerful, obstinate, unbelievers. Unrepentant ones and stiff-necked! And You chose me oh Lord to carry this burden, this assignment.

Moses said to the Lord, “Why pick on me, to give me the burden of a people like this?

Verse 16 – 17. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Summon before me seventy of the leaders of Israel; bring them to the Tabernacle, to stand there with you.

I will come down and talk with you there, and I will take of the Spirit which is on you and will put it upon them also; they shall bear the burden of the people along with you.

This is so that they will bear the burden of the people with you, for you cannot bear it alone. And notice it. As the Lord commanded, everybody rejoiced.

The people that were selected and ordained, rejoiced, but at the end, did they carry out that assignment? They drew back.

Numbers 11:11 (KJV); And Moses said unto the Lord, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? And wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?

Verse 16.And the Lord said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.

Verse 17.And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

Numbers 11:11, 16 – 17.[Amplified Bible]11And Moses said to the Lord, Why have You dealt ill with Your servants? And why have I not found favour in Your sight, that You lay the burden of all this people on me?

16And the Lord said to Moses, Gather for Me seventy men of the elders of Israel whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; and bring them to the Tent of Meeting and let them stand there with you.

17And I will come down and talk with you there; and I will take of the Spirit which is upon you and will put It upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you may not have to bear it yourself alone. Amen!

No successful man of God ever works alone. He did as the Lord commanded him. He thought the people were with him. A little while, all of them drew back, abandoned their duty posts, and became additional burdens to Moses.

From among them rebellion started. Among them they stirred up rebellion. They started finding faults. They started peddling rumours and falsehoods against Moses, and against God. And the people were indoctrinated by the so-called elders.

They started seeing serving the Lord and following the Lord as a burden. The noise in every family and in every tent became, “Burden of the Lord! Burden of the Lord! Burden of the Lord! Burden of God. Burden of the Son of Man. The Burden He laid upon us! The Son of Man has overburdened us with many things. The Son of Man is a burden we cannot carry again!”

That is the talk of the day in every family. And then they will come out and ask, “O Son of Man, what is the sad news from the Lord Almighty today?”

AND THE SON OF MAN IS GIVING YOU A REPLY FROM THE PRESENCE OF GOD, “YOU ARE THE SAD NEWS, FOR THE LORD HAS CAST YOU AWAY, FOR REGARDING SERVING THE LORD AS A BURDEN YOU CAN NO LONGER BEAR. AND YOU TURNED INTO MURMURING, COMPLAINING AND WHISPERING IN YOUR TENTS AND IN YOUR HOMES.”

And THE SON OF MAN woke up in the morning and the Lord said, “Listen to what is happening now, for the problem has changed hands. You have become the talk of the day. On every dining table, you are the one. In the kitchen, you are the one. In the parlor, you are the one. In their bed, you are the one. What are they discussing? Burden of the Lord. Burden of the Lord.”

Sad news from the presence of the Almighty God. Amen! Of all, only a few are still standing. The rest sat down long time ago.

The rest sat down. some slept before they were asked to go home, For God noticed that they were no longer willing to go any further. He decided to tell them to go back to their homes so that the Son of Man can severe Himself with His family to His house.

From there, prepare His family, and those He will adopt into His family, who will believe with Him with a vow never TO depart. He will include them in the salvation boat as He promised from the very beginning. Amen!

It is a teaching. Follow Me. I am not in a haste. I am not rushing. To God be the glory. I hope you are with Me? Teaching is such a thing that I normally take My time, making sure I do not misinform anybody.

Now let us go to Jeremiah fully, chapter twenty-three. We will read from verse thirty-three to verse forty.

Jeremiah 23:33 – 40 (LB).When one of the people or one of their “prophets” or priests asks you, “Well, Jeremiah, what is the sad news from the Lord today?” you shall reply, “What sad news? You are the sad news, for the Lord has cast you away!” 

And as for the false prophets and priests and people who joke about “today’s sad news from God,...”

Joke! People that will hear this Message and say “Do not mind Him. ”People who will ridicule it and who will call it nonsense, “What evidence does He have to show that God has cast us away?”

This is because they have another god, not the Son of Man, the revealed Christ who knows who is who!

There are those that will hear and joke it away. God knew ahead of time who they will be, for He knows people that will rise and those that will fall. He knows the end from the very beginning.

9Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: [Isaiah 46:9 – 10 KJV]

There is no statement anybody is making that is not known by God. He knows the words of your mouth and the thoughts of your heart. He knows what you are doing at any given time. To those that will joke it away.

And as for the false prophets and priests and people (the Judases)who joke about “today’s sad news from God,” I will punish them and their families for saying this. 

Remember the God of today, yesterday, today and forever. He knows that there are some people that will joke with the sad news of today. I said today, when you hear the Word of God, harden not your heart, for today is the day of salvation.

 

He that opened out eyes of understanding blinded them. He said that He came so those that claim they see might be made blind and those that say they are blind, their eyes might be opened. He gave some believing hearts to believe the Truth and He gave some unbelieving heart to believe lies for the world lieth in wickedness. Who did this selection? The Almighty God! Who included you in the number? The Almighty God! I only appeared to show you who you are and then for you to know who your God is.

 

FORGET NOT WHAT YOUR EYES HAVE SEEN PART 2; Preached on Sunday 6th August 2017 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 21 vs. 2 – 4

 

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WARNINGS BEFORE DESTRUCTION

Jeremiah 23 from verse 34 through 40. [LB] And as for the false prophets and priests and people who joke about “today’s sad news from God,” I will punish them and their families for saying this.

You can ask each other, “What is God’s message? What is he saying?”  But stop using this term, “God’s sad news.” For what is sad is you and your lying. You are twisting my words and inventing “messages from God” that I didn’t speak. 

You are twisting My Words and inventing “Messages from God” that I did not speak to back up your unbelief. You are bringing personal interpretation into My Glorious Message, deceiving your family members, deceiving yourself by telling them things that the Son of Man never said because you want to buy their favour.

You are turning things upside down and God said; I will destroy you and your entire family.

You may respectfully ask Jeremiah, “What is the Lord’s message? What has he said to you?” But if you ask him about “today’s sad news from God,” when I have warned you not to mock like that, ...

Warning from God. WARNINGS BEFORE DESTRUCTION. Enough is enough! Try it today by mockery, try it today by mockery. Yes!

But if you ask him about “today’s sad news from God,” when I have warned you not to mock like that, then I, the Lord God, willunburden myself of the burden you are to me. Amen!

I will cast you out of my presence,…I will unburden Myself of the burden you are to Me, for it is My burden. Your burden is what I am carrying to make sure you get saved and to make sure you survive in this sinful world. I will unburden it.

I said once anybody comes into this Faith, it becomes My burden. I will rest at nothing until that person is saved. But whoever that goes away; whoever that leaves My presence has unburdened Me of his own burden.

Let Me tell you what is happening. If a tipper is carrying loadful of sand, filled to the capacity, and is moving to drop it to the owner. Along the way, sand will be dropping from the tipper, even if you use head pan to take it out, the driver does not notice it.

Anyone that drops on the way can never cause the driver to stop and begin to use hand to collect it. Can he do it? All he knows is that he is carrying full load. When he gets to the site of the owner, he drops one trip. A full trip is what is dropped there. Even if it is two head pans.

When you see vehicles or aeroplanes, Aeroplanes work with time. Whatever that is in the Aeroplane as passenger is full trip whether one person or two or three. It is full trip.

If you enter ABC® vehicle, it drives with time. If there are twelve passengers to Lagos, to Cotonu or to Ghana, it is considered as full load. It is not interested.

Now, if the tipper is moving and the sand is dropping, the tipper driver will not notice it. He continues moving. Only one thing will drop and the driver will stop.

If he hears the noise of shovel on the ground, he will stop and say, “Conductor, go and pick it, for it is a useful instrument I am using to load my tipper.”

You see! But every quantity of sand that drops reduces the weight of the vehicle. But when shovel drops, the vehicle will stop, and the conductor will go and pick it. And without it, we can never load this vehicle. Amen! I want you to give Me your ears. Give Me your ears.

The only thing that will drop and the driver will recognize it, is the shovel – the instrument for loading the vehicle.

The moment the conductor collects it, he runs back to the vehicle and they continue to drive. Did you get the Message?

So the driver of the tipper does not care about what is happening behind. Amen!

But if you ask him about “today’s sad news from God,” when I have warned you not to mock like that, then I, the Lord God, will unburden myself of the burden then I, the Lord God, will unburden myself of the burden you are to me. Sure!

I will cast you out of my presence,…Everything pertaining to you will no longer attract My interest. I am no longer interested. It does not concern Me again.

If you perish, perish. You get saved, get saved. You want to die, die. You want to live, live. I have unburdened Myself of your burden. You cannot burden yourself.

I will cast you out of my presence, you and this city I gave to you and your fathers. Amen! And I will bring reproach upon you and your name shall be infamous through the ages. Hallelujah!

Your name will be what? Infamous, just like the name of the wife of Lot, like the name of Judas, like the name of Jezebel, like the name of Jeroboam, like the name of Rehoboam, like the name of the disobedient Prophet, like the name of King Saul, like the name of Absalom. Etc.

It will be what? Infamous, like the name of Barnabas, the name of John Mark, the name of Diotrephes, the name of Philetus, Hymenaeus and Alexander, and too many of them.

Your name will be infamous, like the name of Okechukwu Nwankpa, Bon Diuka, Nnamdi Ogbuogu, and their likes who dropped. Amen!

The Glory of God has covered everywhere. The Glory is here and it has been here. Look around, and then look outside. Look inside. You are enveloped in the Cloud.

Song: “The windows of Heaven are open. His blessings are falling today. There is joy, joy, joy in my heart, for Saviour makes everything right.”

The Cloud is here! Look outside. See the parlour. Amen! See the parlour. I mean, see where we are. We are now worshipping in a thick darkness. Amen! Hallelujah! Amen! Jehovah Sharma[God is here! God is here!]

Jeremiah 23:33 – 40 (KJV).And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of the Lord? Thou shalt then say unto them, what burden? I will even forsake you, saith the Lord.

And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people that shall say, the burden of the Lord, I will even punish that man and his house.

Thus shall ye say everyone to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, what hath the Lord answered? And, what hath the Lord spoken?

And the burden of the Lord shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the Lord of hosts our God.

Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, What hath the Lord answered thee? and, What hath the Lord spoken?

But since ye say, The burden of the Lord; therefore thus saith the Lord; Because ye say this word, The burden of the Lord, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of the Lord;

Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you,…I, even I, will utterly forget you like a tipper driver forgets the drops of sand from the tipper and the journey continues. And your face will be seen no more.

I, will utterly forget you,…you will no longer be a part of this building for which course the sand is purchased. Everything will trample upon you. Vehicles will trample upon you. To go back to the sea, no way. To go to the gutters, no way. You perish on the way.

I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence: And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you.

I will do what? Bring an everlasting reproach upon you. You will be a reference point for evil throughout the whole generation, from everlasting to everlasting. Like Lot’s wife, like Jezebel, like Ahab, like all disobedient men of God.

Were they men of God in the beginning? Yes! But a little while they drew back from their commissions. And they went about stirring people up, “Burden of THE SON OF MAN. Burden of the Lord”, not knowing that they are the burden. This is the sad news.

Look at the Cloud here! Who can believe it. Who can believe that there is light here? Who can believe this? Look outside! Brightness! See inside!

And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.

You will be a reference point for evil and people will say, “Look at this man. There was a time he was troubling us, tell us that his God is a human being. We never had rest.”

“Look at this madam who was telling us to believe God. She is serving a living God. Where are they today? Come and see. They are with us now.”

The heathens will ridicule you throughout all eternity. The lamentations of your heart will be, “See what I have done to myself.”

A reference point for reproach throughout all eternity, for knowing to do the right thing, but you refused to do it. Instead of making your ways right, you are looking for excuses.

Oftentimes, people think that God will be condemned and they will be justified. Are they not mad? Are they not blind themselves? Senseless human beings!

Of course, they are not with us. It is happening that we might know them, for God said that in the end, he will shoot up all hypocrites among us.

That is the reason why we are still at the gate till today. God is doing sifting and sieving so that everybody will know where he or she belongs to.

If you belong to the world, you go to the world. If you belong to the Word of God, you go to the Word of God. True or false?

Thank you very much as we journey along. I hope you are with Me?

Sad news from the presence of Almighty God. Today! Today! Today! Check the Scriptures. Today. Remember we are serving a perfect God. And every statement He makes is prophetic.

Because you did not know this scripture, for the hour for its fulfilment has not yet come. And now is the hour. I am saying this day, today, this prophecy is fulfilled and will keep on fulfilling. Amen! Follow Me! Follow Me!

Now, as for these people that are seeing worshipping God as a burden, I will show you something.

Let us go to the book of Psalms chapter fifty-five, and see what God said concerning them in verse twenty-two.

Psalm 55:22 – 23 (LB).Give your burdens to the Lord. He will carry them. He will not permit the godly to slip or fall.

He will send my enemies to the pit of destruction. Murderers and liars will not live out half their days. But I am trusting you to save me. Amen!

Psalm 55:22 – 23 (AMP).Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail). HE WILL NEVER ALLOW THE CONSISTENTLY RIGHTEOUS TO BE MOVED. Thus agreeing with Hebrews 13:5.

5Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." [Hebrews 13:5 NIV]

Psalm 55:22 – 23 (AMP).Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail).

He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail). But You, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in, lean on, and confidently rely on You. HALLELUJAH!

TRUST GOD EVEN UNTO DEATH, AND YOU WILL NEVER BE DISAPPOINTED. YOU WILL NEVER REGRET YOU DID.

Psalm 55:22 - 23 (KJV); Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee. Amen!

The Bible said in the book of 1st Peter that we should cast all our cares upon Him for He careth for us.

6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:7CASTING ALL YOUR CARE UPON HIM; FOR HE CARETH FOR YOU. [1 Peter 5:7 KJV]

Song:[He careth for me. He careth for me. Through sunshine and shadow, He careth for me.]

Can you imagine people turning things upside down? God is the One who is carrying their burdens personally, collectively and all round without complaining. They are now saying that they are carrying the burden of the Lord.

God who said, “Cast all your cares upon Me, for He careth for you”, but they are not saying that God is depending on them. Is it not true?

Man and God, who is depending on each other for life, for existence and for everything.

But they are now saying that God is depending on them. So they are now gods over the Supreme God. Thereby, turning things upside down. Hence, they said, “He is now a burden.”

The same God who said in the book of Matthew, “Come unto Me, O ye that labour and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest”, they are now saying that God should come to them so that they will give God rest.

God is now over-labouring, heavily laden, and overburdened. So they will now unburden God and give Him rest. Man and God, who gives rest? Who gives a quiet resting place to the other?

God gives rest to the righteous, but today, they want God to come so that they will give God quiet resting place.

In other words, it has become clear that the totality of mankind today are under the power and control of the devil. And they have become great tempters to the Almighty God.

[19]We know that we are children of God and that all the rest of the world around us is under Satan’s power and control. [1 John 5:19 LB]

Can you imagine Satan tempting Jesus Christ who was here before the world began. Through Him everything was created including the Lucifer who said, “If you will bow to me, take the whole world, enjoy and have rest.”

What did He tell him, “Go ye behind Me you Satan! It is written, thou shall not tempt the Lord, thy God.”

7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. [Matthew 4:7 KJV]

The Lord thy God. So, He was the God of that Satan and Satan knew him not. The Unrecognized Messiah.

It is written in the Scriptures, thou shall not tempt the Lord, thy God. How can you use a thing God created, things that are visible and invisible, including you who claim to be the possessor of heaven and earth?

[16]Christ himself is the Creator who made everything in heaven and earth, the things we can see and the things we can’t; the spirit world with its kings and kingdoms, its rulers and authorities; all were made by Christ for his own use and glory. [Colossians 1:16 LB]

Where did you come from? Who created you? Who formed you in your mother’s womb? Who prospered you? Then you want God to bow down before you.

And then God wants you to worship Him. He said you should worship Him with all your life, all your strength, everything you know you have.

37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38This is the first and great commandment. [Matthew 22:37 – 38 KJV]

And you say, “He is a burden I cannot bear. God is a burden”. It has become a problem everywhere. Sad News! I say Sad News.!

You mockers! Having received many warnings from God last week, God is warning again.

If after hearing today’s Message, you will continue with your mockery, mocking your fellow man and mocking the Word of God, from His mouth, God has assumed responsibility to punish you and your family throughout all eternity and make you a reproach, infamous throughout all generations.

You and your family will become a reference point like Jezebel and her family. Am I making sense?

The Word of God is active, alive from everlasting to everlasting. This day, this prophecy is fulfilled.

William Branham, the Prophet, said, “There are too many Words of God in the Scriptures from the early prophets that are still lying silent because the hour for their fulfilment is not yet come. Whenever it comes, the Lord will put the Word into the mouth of somebody He has chosen for that purpose and He will speak it into existence.” Amen.

We are feeding from the Fresh Manna. Manna from heaven. “Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy-laden and I will give you rest.”

And now, they are saying God should come to them. “God come to me, you labour and are heavy-laden. Let me give God rest.” Amen.

Brethren, the Psalmist said, “If we worship God with all our life, with the yields of our harvest and with whatever we have, that our farms shall be filled with plenty and we shall lack nothing.” That is why givers do not lack.

5May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you.6Then the land will yield its harvest, and God, our God, will bless us. [Psalms 67:5 – 6 NIV]

When you sow to yourself in righteousness, you reap in mercy. You sow to yourself in wickedness, you reap in death. Am I making sense? Glory be to God.

12Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. [Hosea 10:12 KJV]

Every action of every man here on earth is fulfillment of prophecy, for we are all human beings alive to fulfill prophecies whether they be good or evil. And a wise fellow will say, “God, please do not use me to fulfill any evil prophecy.”

Who will fulfill evil prophecy? It is the evil man and the evil woman created for the evil day. Amen.

4The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. [Proverbs 12:4 KJV]

...this day, the Scriptures have come to pass this day that the stone the builders rejected has now turned out to be the chief corner stone of the building. The Amplified version of the Bible said, “The chief indispensable cornerstone of the house.” I say, To God be the glory! I told you, if you can follow Me with every amount of godly sincerity and transparency, without any iota of hypocrisy, you will not be disappointed, but in the end, you will proclaim that surely, The Elohim dwelleth in the Son of Man. Selah.

GIVE YOURSELF A PLACE WHEN YOU ARE ALIVE; preached on Friday 27th November, 2015 at the Son of Man’s Family Altar, Mbaise; Pg. 19 vs. 9 – 11

 

 

 


 

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TAKE MY YOKE

To God be the glory. I want to go further. Are you with Me? Let us ride on. I appreciate you this morning.

 Keep it up, for God is with you. Be not dismayed, for He will uphold you with right hand of righteousness so that in the end, you will say, “The Lord is my helper. The Lord is my helper. In Him I trust.”

Matthew 11:29-30 (LB). Wear my yoke for it fits perfectly and let me teach you; for I am gentle and humble, and you shall find rest for your souls. For I give you only light burdens.

Matthew 11:29-30 (NIV). Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

But some people are saying that God is over-burdening them. They do not know that they are the burdens to themselves. They are the sad news to themselves.

When God casts a man away from His presence, whatever God does is a burden. Every instruction from God is a burden. Sad news! To such a fellow, the Message of salvation is sad news.

But to him that is about to be saved, it is Good News. Every Message from God is Good News to anyone that is heading to Paradise.

When the Gentiles received the news, they said it is Good News. When the Jews received in unbelief, they said it is sad news.

To the Jews, sad news. To the Gentiles, Good News. To the believers, Good News. To the unbelievers, sad news.

Hear Me very well. To the believers, every instruction from God is a relief and not a burden. Thank You very much! But to the unbelievers, it is a burden and a sad news, “Let us know the one He will say today.”

Like they told Ezekiel, “Ezekiel, listen to what your people are saying. They are mocking you. They are saying that you are a story teller.” Amen. “And whatever he is saying is good for the drunk, and not for sensible people.” Amen. Glory be to God.

Matthew 11:29-30 (AMP). Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.

You see what God’s own burden is? Look at what obedience to the Word of God produces in the life of every believer. When you truly believe, these things will follow you. You are relieved of every trouble. Amen.

An unbeliever is a burden to himself. He is the sad news because God has cast him away.

Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.

SONG: [Blessed quietness; Holy quietness; What assurance in my soul. On that stormy sea, He speaks peace to me. How the billows cease to roll.]

SONG: [BLESSED ASSURANCE, the Lord is mine. Oh what a foretaste of glory divine? Heir of salvation; purchased of God; Born of His Spirit; washed in His Word.

This is my story. This is my song. Praising my saviour all the day long. This is my story. This is my song. Praising my Saviour all the day long.

Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.

30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne. Amen.

Obedience to the Word of God is very easy to one that is heavenly bound. Did you get the message?

To one that is heavenly bound, one that is one of the seeds of Christ, obedience to the Word of God is very easy. He does not negotiate it. And he does not reason it with anybody. He says, “At Thy Word O Lord.” Amen.

But hypocrites will always try to have their ways, trying to bend God to their sides, but God says no, for God can never allow Himself to be bent to the side of anybody’s view. When God resists, He becomes their greatest enemy. Amen.

Is there any other thing that is causing problem everywhere? People want God to dance to their tune. And they are unyielding to God’s Word.

They do not know that God has cast them away. They do not know that they are the sad news, burdening themselves with many sorrows, piercing their hearts by taking actions that they will regret after, by saying things that are not convenient only to regret it with tears, with sorrows and with heartbreak. That somebody deceived me, is it excuse before God? Amen.

A true seed of God is always at home with God. He takes side with God, come what may. We read it in the Message today.

When God keeps quiet over all your actions, He keeps you in a suspended silence. Your life is in danger. Maybe He has drawn a conclusion about you.

It is better He scolds you, He slaps you, slashes you, embarrasses you, calls you devil, calls you demon, calls you prostitute, calls you mad man, calls you fool, calls you idiot, calls you a dog, a vulture it is all for your own good because you can now take correction. But when He keeps quiet, trouble lieth ahead. AMEN.

We continue Brethren. Young men, I want to show you the Scriptures so that you make a stand with God which I call “My point of no compromise”. The Word of God is our only ground of no compromise. Amen.

Follow Me as we look into the Scriptures. May God help Me and help you also to understand 2nd Chronicles 15:10-18(LB).

10They all came to Jerusalem in June of the fifteenth year of King Asa’s reign 11and sacrificed to the Lord seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep—it was part of the plunder they had captured in the battle. 12Then they entered into a contract to worship only the Lord God of their fathers…

Have you agreed to enter into a contract, agreement, a covenant, a testament to worship the God of your fathers, and to punish every unbelief, resist unbelief, punish all unbelief no matter where it is found, whether in your father, in your mother or anywhere? You say no to it. An agreement!

They came to sacrifice to God, and then entered into an everlasting agreement among themselves as a family, to worship and live as Joshua, for he [Joshua] entered into a contract with the entire family, “As for me and my family…”

15And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. [Joshua 24:15 KJV]

Our contract with God means, we must serve the Lord all the days of our lives. Unbelief will never be associated with this family, I do not care who you are.

12Then they entered into a contract to worship only the Lord God of their fathers 13and agreed that anyone who refused to do this must die. Amen.

Will He be a burden to them again? An Igbo adage says that the challenge voluntarily undertaken by a child can never overwhelm him. Then, will He be a burden now? Will He be a sad news?

Collectively, they have agreed in good faith to worship this God. Nobody will remind his brother of his duties and his obligations for they have all agreed in good faith, liberally.

Without anybody forcing us into it, we entered into it by conviction. We are convicted, convinced, and so we showed concern. Who will dissociate us from it? Our experiences with our fathers cannot fizzle out.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? [Romans 8:35 KJV]

For that reason, they came with every kind of sacrifice, because they are very much pleased with God. And God is also pleased with them.

They came presenting sacrifices. That is why God said, “He will save all that have entered into a covenant with Him by a sacrifice.”

You do not come empty-handed to sign a contract. No! NO!You cannot do it. You enter into covenant with God empty-handed? It is never done.

To enter into a covenant, there must be a point of covenant. They brought sacrifices. They brought their offerings and sacrifices. And they entered into an agreement. Contract means agreement. It means testament. It means covenant. Covenant!

Do you know that in the Book of Exodus, there is a covenant there? Whoever that disbelieves Moses shall be put to death. Is it not true?

1And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the Lord hath commanded, that ye should do them.

2Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the Lord: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. [Exodus 35:2 KJV]

In the Book of Joshua, Joshua took over from Moses and the people said, “The way we have kept our loyalty to Moses, so shall we rally round you. If any should speak one word of blasphemy or doubt or disbelieve you, the person and the family shall be burnt to death.”

16Then they answered Joshua, "Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.17Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. Only may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses.

18Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey your words, whatever you may command them, will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous!"[Joshua 1:16 – 18 NIV]

But look at Achan. Achan became a living example as a restraint. Amen.

24Then Joshua, together with all Israel, took Achan son of Zerah, the silver, the robe, the gold wedge, his sons and daughters, his cattle, donkeys and sheep, his tent and all that he had, to the Valley of Achor.

25Joshua said, "Why have you brought this trouble on us? The Lord will bring trouble on you today." Then all Israel stoned him, and after they had stoned the rest, they burned them.

26Over Achan they heaped up a large pile of rocks, which remains to this day. Then the Lord turned from his fierce anger. Therefore that place has been called the Valley of Achor ever since. [Joshua 7:24 – 26 NIV]

Gentlemen take it easy. We are making tape. Your heads are burning. I say your heads are burning. Take it easy. Amen.

2nd Chronicles 15:12-18(LB). 12Then they entered into a contract to worship only the Lord God of their fathers…

They said that I am using a charm to hold you. And that, that charm will not hold them. Thank you!

And this is the charm, because when the Apostles were talking, they said they were addicted to the Word of God.

I want you to be addicted to the Word. Be addicted to the Word of God. I want you to be Word addicts. Word addicts!

12Then they entered into a contract to worship only the Lord God of their fathers 13 and agreed that anyone who refused to do this must die—whether old or young, man or woman.

14They shouted out their oath of loyalty to God with trumpets blaring and horns sounding. 15All were happy for this covenant with God, for they had entered into it with all their hearts and wills and wanted him above everything else, and they found him! And he gave them peace throughout the nation.

16King Asa even removed his mother Maacah from being the queen mother because she made an Asherah idol; he cut down the idol and crushed and burned it at Kidron Brook.

17Over in Israel the idol-temples were not removed. But here in Judah and Benjamin the heart of King Asa was perfect before God throughout his lifetime.

18He brought back into the Temple the silver and gold bowls that he and his father had dedicated to the Lord. Which he and his father had dedicated to the Lord God Almighty.

Look at what happened. He drove his mother out from the throne from being Queen. The same way they drove Queen Vashti in the Book of Esther, when Vashti could not honour her husband, the king, and his status.

12But when the attendants delivered the king's command, Queen Vashti refused to come. Then the king became furious and burned with anger. ....... 19"Therefore, if it pleases the king, let him issue a royal decree and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media, which cannot be repealed, that Vashti is never again to enter the presence of King Xerxes. Also let the king give her royal position to someone else who is better than she. [Esther 1:12, 19 NIV]

Was she not thrown away from the seat? She might be there but the king is done with her. She might be celebrating not knowing that the king has nothing to do with her again. And that is the sad news.

Who is your burden? The Lord cannot be your burden. The Lord is not your sad news. You are your own sad news, for your inability to take God at His Word and do things according to His Word removes you from the presence of God Almighty.

What was the reason why the people were removed in the wilderness? Was it not their inability to take God at His Word, which is unbelief? Is it not unbelief? Amen.

You must know where you are and the type of God you are worshipping. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Amen. Are we worshipping another god?

Remember, nobody should be in sympathy with anybody who is standing against the truth, otherwise God will destroy you with that person.

We read it in the morning from that Message. Do not sympathize with one who does not believe the truth and act by the truth. Am I making sense?

King Asa removed Maacah. Why? Was he blamed? They had already reached agreement, that the God of their Land must remain their God.

Last week, I told you how Abraham espoused Isaac to his God. Isaac espoused Jacob to his God. Jacob espoused his children to his God, of which Moses was one of them.

The Dynasty departed from the family because of an evil Egyptian wife. I will show you Scriptures. The Dynasty moved from that tribe to the House of Nun [Joshua’s father]. Amen. To God be the glory. Are you following Me?

But when you watch Ruth, you watch Esther. You watch who? Watch Esther. “Your people will be my people, your God will be my God. Where you are, there I will be. Wherever you die, there I will die, there I will be buried. ”The great decision. If you are going to hell, I am going there with you.

16But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.

17Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me." 18When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her. [Ruth 1:16 – 18 NIV]

SONG: [Where he leads me, I will follow. Where he leads me, I will follow. Where he leads me, I will follow. I’ll go with you, with you, all the way.

To the mountains, I’ll go with Thee. To the valleys, I’ll go with Thee. To his kingdom, I’ll go with Thee. I’ll go with thee, with thee, all the way.]

SONG: [The Lord knows the way to the wilderness. All I have to do is to follow. My God knows the way to the wilderness. All I have to do is to follow.]

SONG; [We are travelling on the right road, we are travelling on the right road, there is one way to the City of God, we are travelling on the right road.]

Amen. To God be the glory. I want to show you another Scripture. May God help us.

Remember there are only but two ways. THE BRIDAL WAY or THE WORLDLY WAY. CHRIST’S WAY or DEVIL’S WAY. It is either God or Satan. You are either in the Bride or you are outside. The whole world is now on one side [and] Christ on another side. In addition, THE SON OF MAN is the Link. You cannot come to Christ without Me. There is no way. I AM THE LINK BETWEEN GOD AND ANYBODY THAT WILL BE SAVED. I AM THE LINK TO THE TRUTH. NO OTHER WAY. THE WORLD IS ON ONE SIDE, BUT GOD IS ON THE OTHER SIDE. THE SON OF MAN IS RECONCILING MEN UNTO GOD ON A DAILY BASIS. I AM THE POINT OF RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GOD AND MAN. Believe it if you can.

I AM THE WORD EXPLAINED VOL 1; Preached on Sunday 27 April 2014 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 96 vs. 7 – 9

 

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YOU ARE EITHER OBEYING GOD OR THE DEVIL

2nd Chronicles 22:1-4 (KJV). And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead: for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.

2 Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri. Omri, the son of Ahab. The war king that ruled Israel.

3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly.

4 Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the Lord like the house of Ahab: for they were his counselors…

Who is your counsellor?

And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead: for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.

2Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.

His reign did not last long, one year of unrighteous king. One year. The Lord smote him for he was ruling the people in wickedness, having wicked counselors who advised him to do wickedly, reproducing the wickedness of the house of Ahab. Did God allow him to stay?

But you watch the other one, the Spirit of God consumed him and his brothers and sisters. They sent their mother away from the throne for being an idol worshipper.

You cannot deny God and deny the devil. If you are not worshipping God, you are worshipping the devil. If you are not obeying God, you are obeying the devil.

These are the two spirits that are constantly at work in everybody. The Spirit of God commonly at work in the children of obedience, helping them daily to obey God. And the spirit of disobedience working in the hearts of children of disobedience helping them to disobey God continually, to their destruction.

3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.

4 Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the Lord like the house of Ahab: for they were his counsellors after the death of his father to his destruction. To what?

It took only but one year. The triumph of the wicked is just for a little while. One year, the leg was cut off. The Lord destroyed that throne.

2nd Chronicles 22:1-4 (LB). Then the people of Jerusalem chose Ahaziah, his youngest son, as their new king (for the marauding bands of Arabs had killed his older sons).

2 Ahaziah was forty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Athaliah, granddaughter of Omri. 3 He, too, walked in the evil ways of Ahab, for his mother encouraged him in doing wrong.

4 Yes, he was as evil as Ahab… Who encouraged him in doing wrong? His mother who did not believe God, and who behaved like her grandmother, Jezebel.

Yes, he was as evil as Ahab, for Ahab’s family became his advisors after his father’s death, and they led him on to ruin. Amen. They led him unto ruin.

Who is your counsellor? If you follow a wicked counselor, he will lead you to untimely death. A 23-year-old[young] boy, whom the mother helped to destroy himself. And he agreed to follow the mother’s wicked ways, patterning after the maternal home. Home of Ahab. A home that does not fear and honour God. Be very careful. Swiftly, destruction came upon him.

Let Me tell you. I have been asking Myself this question to know why God permitted that it must be only Noah and his wife, the sons and their wives. No child.

They never had any child until the destruction of that world. Of all the sons, Ham, Shem, Japheth, no child. Did you get the Message?

So he [Noah] was left with only three sons that were saved and three daughters-in-law. His own first son got lost.

41So he said: "Embark ye on the Ark, In the name of Allah, whether it move or be at rest! For my Lord is, be sure, Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful!" 42So the Ark floated with them on the waves (towering) like mountains, and Noah called out to his son, who had separated himself (from the rest): "O my son! embark with us, and be not with the unbelievers!"

43The son replied: "I will betake myself to some mountain: it will save me from the water." Noah said: "This day nothing can save, from the command of Allah, any but those on whom He hath mercy! "And the waves came between them, and the son was among those overwhelmed in the Flood. [Surah 11:41 - 43]

Now in the case of Lot, Lot had only but how many daughters? Daughters that married and those that were not married, but no son.

But he had sons-in-law who did not believe God. And his wife did not also believe God. Maybe they were the people taking care of the wife of Lot. They were blessed with earthly riches.

Hence, the woman did not want to move with the husband and the daughters, she was foot-dragging until she was destroyed. And her hope was also destroyed. Yes!

 Whoever that married her daughters were destroyed, and her daughters were destroyed. Even the woman, destroyed. But Lot and the two daughters survived.

If you know where you are pinning your hope outside Christ; the MESSIAH THAT is WHERE your greatest disappointment wILL COME FROM.

Whoever that depended on Brother Casmir, today, it is all over. Is it not true? Okay. We are heading somewhere. Who knows whose turn it will be tomorrow?

2nd Chronicles 22:1-4 (NIV). The people of Jerusalem made Ahaziah, Jehoram’s youngest son, king in his place, since the raiders, who came with the Arabs into the camp, had killed all the older sons. So Ahaziah son of Jehoram king of Judah began to reign.

2 Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem one year. His mother’s name was Athaliah, a granddaughter of Omri.

3He too followed the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother encouraged him to act wickedly.

4He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, as the house of Ahab had done, for after his father’s death they became his advisers, to his undoing.

They became what? His advisors to his undoing. Amen. You know I thought My teaching was going to be a short one. Be seated. I do not want you to be standing. I hope you are following the teaching?

We have seen a righteous king at a tender age. We have equally seen another unrighteous king at a tender age.

The righteous man has his throne extended till old age, but the unrighteous cut his own short at one year and his iniquity destroyed him, fulfilling the Scriptures that say, “It is the iniquity of the wicked that destroys him”, which means an unbeliever is a burden to himself.

God is not a burden to anybody. Any day serving the Lord becomes a burden to you, God is not with you. And you are not with God.

Any day it becomes difficult to obey the Word of God, it then means you can never be traceable to God, and you will not be with God eternally.

This is because there is no way you can acquire God’s nature if not by complete obedience to revealed Word, for God reveals himself and His nature through His Word. True or false? I want to show you a good mother.

2nd Timothy 1:1 – 5 (AMP). Paul, an apostle (special messenger) of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, [my] beloved child…To all of you my beloved children.

...Grace (favour and spiritual blessing), mercy, and [heart] peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord!

3I thank God Whom I worship with a pure conscience, in the spirit of my fathers, when without ceasing I remember you night and day in my prayers,

4And when, as I recall your tears, I yearn to see you so that I may be filled with joy. 5I am calling up memories of your sincere and unqualified faith.

What I am putting you in remembrance of your sincere Faith in Christ

(the leaning of your entire personality on God.

Young men, are you paying attention? Sincere unqualified faith in Christ. The leaning of your entire personality on Christ.

And that was what that King Asa did that made him to hate evil in all its ramifications. No matter where it was found, it has no other name than evil. Anywhere unbelief manifests, it has no other name than unbelief.

TRUTH HAS NO SUBSTITUTE.Your uncompromising stand with devil and with falsehood is your salvation. That is your ticket into paradise. Did you get the message?

Truth is life, but when you are chameleonic, allowing your habitat to determine your colour, you will never smell Paradise.

You say Amen to everything you hear. If there be anything you believe, nobody knows. You are chameleonic. Your habitat[where you find yourself] determines your colour.

And that is why, the wind must blow. Every Man’s colour shall be made manifest. When trouble comes, you know the colour of the SON OF MAN.

When the going becomes tough, for we are living in tough times, we will know the colour of everybody because people with identical characters must be packed one side. Amen. You must go to the group where you belong to. That is where you fit in. Amen.

They drove the woman away to go to where she will fit in among the idolaters, motherhood notwithstanding, for the grave or the casket does not accommodate two, but one.

Our brother is now sleeping alone in the mortuary. Is the wife there? Now his face is towards the sky. Will the wife come to the Throne to answer question for him? Will he answer for the wife? You see why God deals with us individually. Amen.

Do not allow the dying person to pull you into hell, for unbelief is infectious. Amen.

Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Give ear to God and He will impart wisdom unto your soul.

Remember the topic, SAD NEWS FROM THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. Today, not yesterday. Today, 19th July, 2020.

5I am calling up memories of your sincere and unqualified faith (the leaning of your entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), [a faith] that first lived permanently in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice…

Can you see that the women’s names have been mentioned for good?

...your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice… Two women that brought Timothy up. The grandmother and the mother. They were godly, God-fearing, respected God and leaned their entire personality on God.

A woman that wants to lean on God in everything should borrow a cue from these two women, in raising up their children in the fear of God, not pointing them to material things. Remember it was Timothy.

5I am calling up memories of your sincere and unqualified faith (the leaning of your entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), [a faith] that first lived permanently in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am [fully] persuaded, [dwells] in you also.

6That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands with those of the elders at your ordination].Hallelujah.

Do not draw back. He said, “Fan the embers.” Do not fan the embers of unbelief or embers of disunity.

Fan the embers of the Faith. Cause the Faith to grow in you, impact it into others. Keep the light burning. Rekindle it and sail through.

6That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands,...which others abused.

For which cause, God cast them away and they began to say that God is a burden, “God is a burden; the work of the Lord is a burden. The Son of Man is a burden. He is burdening us too much.” They are now labouring more than God, even when God is relieving them of their burdens.

...keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands, with those of the elders at your ordination].

7For God did not give us a spirit of timidity. He never gave us the spirit of what? Timidity. Do not be timid. Do not be fearful. Asa was not fearful. Asa was bold. The spirit of boldness is what we are ordained into.

7For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice,.....Do not be cowards.

7For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

I want to read that translation again. God seeing the zeal of the young man, began to warn him of what he must watch out for, as he journeys through this life, for temptations must surely come; Trials must surely come.

Deceivers will come, who will twist the Word of God, even telling people that resurrection has taken place. Like Philetus and Hymenaeus, whom he will shun away from his presence. People that will go to church, but will never believe what God is doing.

Where are we heading to? I want to separate the God that created the Heaven and the Earth from the God of the Bible. The God of the Bible is an intellectual God that does not exist. The God of the Bible is meant for those that can read and write. If you cannot read and write, you cannot know even a little about the God of the Bible. But the God that created the whole world does not know whether you go to school or not. I am separating the Gods because the war we are fighting; it has been the war of Gods. You must know the true God and then you will be free from sin. You do not know what sin is until you come to the true God.

 

JESUS IN RELATION TO THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD (CONTROVERSIAL TRUTH) VOL. 2; Preached on Sunday 14th September 2003 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 26 vs. 11 – 13

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AVOID THE SPIRIT THAT GOVERNS THIS LAST EVIL AGE

2  Timothy 3:1 – 5[AMP]. But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear]. TOUGH TIMES.

2For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth,

Brethren, is it happening? Timothy is being warned. I am warning all of you for you are My sons in the Lord.

I am not looking at you as My biological children. I am looking at you as My spiritual children. And that is what you must see yourselves as.

If you are not My spiritual child, we are parting. We are parting. We will enjoy ourselves here but we will part in the end.

My wife must be My spiritual wife. Otherwise, she will not be where I am. You will be My spiritual Brethren. Otherwise we are parting. Am I making sense?

2For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters.

They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane.

3[They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement);

[they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.

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

Social life, social lust and amusements.

5For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion),...They hold a form of piety[true religion]. That is why they are still found among us, but whatever we are preaching, they do not believe.

They have their own god. They live their own way of life, but they are hanging on around us. Make-believers! Hypocrites! Chameleons! Bats, for they are neither birds of the air nor earthly animals.

5For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].

Do what? Avoid them. Turn away from them. Did he mention the name of the people? But he has described what you will see in these last days and the spirit that governs this last evil age. The Bible calls it the god of this evil age.

Let us go to 2 Corinthians 4:1 – 4[AMP].  This is to enable Me hand over. I want to hand over.

1Therefore, since we do hold and engage in this ministry by the mercy of God,...By what? By the mercy of God, we hold and we are also engaged, man and woman, in this Ministry.

You can disengage yourself. You can drop it. If you are holding something, it is because it is good to you. If you feel continuing with God is no longer palatable, drop it. Disengage yourself and become your own burden.

All that have dropped this Faith, but they are still hanging on, they have disengaged from the head. They are no longer holding on to Christ. They now regard worshipping God as a burden.

These are the people that are complaining and are murmuring even against the Son of Man who is sent for their salvation, for their peace, for their comfort, for their healing and for their prosperity.

The only Rock of escape is now a burden to them. By this, I know that the Son of Man is the Elohim, for what followed the prophets of old are also confirming His ministry.

Therefore, since we do hold and engage in this ministry by the mercy of God, [granting us favor, benefits,...

Oh! So it is favour. It is benefit. Who is benefiting from God? What is God benefiting from us? Who is showing each other favour? Are we showing each other favour? Can a man favour God? Some think it is a favour to worship God. Hallelujah.

God has extended that favour to you, for there are some people that are desiring to worship God, but no way. The favour is not extended to them.

There are people that are desiring to work with Him, but that privilege is not extended to them, for many are called, few are chosen.

And you are numbered among the few that are chosen and then God has become a burden you can no longer bear.

Therefore, since we do hold and engage in this ministry by the mercy of God, [granting us favour, benefits, opportunities, and especially salvation], we do not get discouraged (spiritless and despondent with fear) or become faint with weariness and exhaustion.

2We have renounced disgraceful ways;...We have done what? Renounced disgraceful ways. We have said bye to all disgraceful ways of living.

2We have renounced disgraceful ways (secret thoughts, feelings, desires and underhandedness, the methods and arts that men hide through shame);

We refuse to deal craftily (to practice trickery and cunning) or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly (clearly and candidly). And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man’s conscience.

3But even if our Gospel (the glad tidings) also be hidden (obscured and covered up with a veil that hinders the knowledge of God),...

The veil hinders them from having the knowledge of God. Something has covered their eyes and also covered their hearts.

It is hidden [only] to those who are perishing and obscured [only] to those who are spiritually dying and veiled [only] to those who are lost.

4For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds...Who? ...the god of this world.... Has done what? ...blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth],...

That they should not do what? Discern the truth and discern the hour. They cannot. They can never discern the truth and the hour.

4For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds, [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.

5For what we preach is not ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves [merely] as your servants (slaves) for Jesus’ sake.

If what THE SON OF MAN is saying is hidden, you know the people from whom it is hidden. Who hides it? The god of this evil age. And the gods of this evil age were revealed in 2 Timothy chapter 3, from verse 1.


 

You know, some of you behave as if you can rightly come out and say, “I know this Message more than the Son of Man.” Some even go about preaching that they have better understanding of the Message than I do. I am telling you Truth. Some even claimed that I have even conferred them with authority to interpret. My Message. That they know My Message; understand My Message more than other Ministers. If you are having such hopeless assumption in you, better throw it away. Your assumption will fail you. If you know this Message more than Me, you would have been the Messenger. I say, you would have been the Messenger. Thus, if you feel that you have a more perfect understanding of it more than any other person in the Church, it is self-deceit.

AS I THOUGHT ON MY WAYS VOL 2; preached on 24th December, 2000 at the Household of God, Onitsha; Pg. 115 vs. 22 – 23

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OBEY YOUR PARENTS IF THEY ARE GODLY

I  will show you the work of a very good mother which I started showing you from 2nd Timothy 2, and 2nd Timothy 1, from verse 1. You saw Lois, you saw Eunice. The grandmother of Timothy and Timothy's direct mother.

The work of every true grandmother is to espouse the grandchildren to God. The work of every true mother is to espouse the children to God. The same is applicable to fathers.

If you go to 1st John 2, it said, “I write to you fathers, for you know He that existed from the very beginning.” You know the truth and the Word of God abideth in you. You have overcome the evil one.

13I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, dear children, because you have known the Father. 14I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. ... [1 John 2:13 – 14 NIV]

A father that is espoused to God from childhood, will he espouse the children to idols?Did you get the Message?

Watch Abraham. You see why the Rechabites children in Jeremiah Chapter 35, vowed a vow that they would never depart from the words of their parents, who espoused them to the truth. God came and tested them and proved them right. Amen.

6But they replied, "We do not drink wine, because our forefather Jonadab son of Recab gave us this command: 'Neither you nor your descendants must ever drink wine. 7Also you must never build houses, sow seed or plant vineyards; you must never have any of these things, but must always live in tents. Then you will live a long time in the land where you are nomads.'

8We have obeyed everything our forefather Jonadab son of Recab commanded us. Neither we nor our wives nor our sons and daughters have ever drunk wine 9or built houses to live in or had vineyards, fields or crops. 10We have lived in tents and have fully obeyed everything our forefather Jonadab commanded us. [Jeremiah 35:6 – 10 NIV]

Proverbs 1:6-15, Living Bible. 5-6I want those already wise to become wiser and become leaders by exploring the depths of meaning in these nuggets of truth.”

7-9How does a man become wise? The first step is to trust and reverence the Lord! Only fools refuse to be taught. What? Only fools refuse to be taught.

Listen to your father and mother. If they are Godly. If your parents are Godly, pay attention to them. If they are ungodly, avoid them. Did you get the message?

What you learn from them will stand you in good stead; it will gain you many honors.

10If young toughs tell you, “Come and join us”—turn your back on them! 11“We’ll hide and rob and kill,” they say. 12“Good or bad, we’ll treat them all alike. 13And the loot we’ll get! All kinds of stuff! 14Come on, throw in your lot with us; we’ll split with you in equal shares.”

Amen. It said, "turn your back on them"

15Don’t do it, son! Stay far from men like that...Amen.

These are the words of good parents to their children, telling them that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

And that in everything they should place obedience to God's Word first, aim at pleasing God at all times and never give in to such silly youths in the last days, we saw them in 2nd Timothy 3, who will be enticing you and luring you to be their companion in evil. They will be ridiculing you, cajoling you, mocking you, calling you “Holy holy!”[a derogatory name].

Leave them. Their days are short. Their condemnation has been proclaimed and predicted. They will never live beyond the days of the wicked king. Their rule will be only but for a little while, and they will fizzle out.

Let me balance it in Ephesians 6, from verse 1. Living Bible. Children, obey your parents; this is the right thing to do because God has placed them in authority over you. That is, if your parents are godly.

New International Version, NIV. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right, 2“Honour your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise. Amen. If your parents are godly.

Amplified Version: Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2“Honour your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise.

Good. When you notice that your parents are godly, they are representatives of God. They are ambassadors. Pay heed to their words.

But when you notice that they are ungodly, and you allow them to be there? You will dance to their tune? You become a partaker of their evil and a partaker of their punishment. True or false?

Galatians 6:7 NIV. I am drawing my conclusion from there. 7Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Amen.

Living Bible. 7Don’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!

Amplified Version. 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.

Blessed be the name of the Lord. In conclusion, I want you to read Living Bible translation of Jeremiah chapter 23 verse 33 again.

Jeremiah 23:33 LB. 33When one of the people or one of their “prophets” or priests asks you, “Well, Jeremiah, what is the sad news from the Lord today?” you shall reply, “What sad news? You are the sad news, for the Lord has cast you away!”

To God be the Glory. Thank you for giving Me audience and for giving Me your faith, that has helped Me to handle this teaching.

And My prayer is that every Elect of God, wherever that person is, man and woman, through this revealed teaching, will find his or her way back to God. Will sing with Me,

Song: [I’ve wandered far away from home. Lord I'm coming home. The paths of sin too long I've trod. Lord I'm coming home.

Coming home! Coming home, never more to roam. Open wide thine arms of love. Lord I'm coming home.

My only hope, my only life, Lord I'm coming home. That Christ has come and come for me. Lord I'm coming home.

Coming home! Coming home, never more to roam. Open wide thine arms of love. Lord I'm coming home.]

SONG: [Draw me nearer, draw me nearer, Lord. Draw me nearer, nearer to thee.

Draw me closer, draw me closer, Lord. Draw me closer, closer to thee.

Oh Lord! My songs every day, father draw me nearer. Draw me nearer, nearer to thee.]

At this point, I want to invite our Brother Chibuikem [The Evangelist] to the pulpit to read a short message here, which we will use to conclude the fellowship.

Are you tired? I cannot dismiss you because the spirit is very much in Me. If I, who has been ravaged by sickness for two weeks now, could remain standing and remain talking, that My people might be saved, who can grow weary hearing My Word? It then means that person is not of God.