Bride of Christ Ministry World Wide: 2ND BOOK OF PROPHET EZRA EXPLAINED PART 1 VOLUME 1
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Monday, 24 May 2021

2ND BOOK OF PROPHET EZRA EXPLAINED PART 1 VOLUME 1

APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA

2ND BOOK OF PROPHET EZRA EXPLAINED  PART 1 VOLUME 1 PREACHED ON SUNDAY 7TH MARCH 2021 AT THE BRIDAL LODGE, NSUGBE ANAMBRA STATE NIGERIA BY Apostle Peter Odoemena THE SON OF MAN THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY

So you have come face to face with the reality. We are realists in this most holy faith. We stand to be criticized whether destructively or constructively, for we believe people are entitled to their opinions. Express your opinions in any form you wish for it is your right. Your belief or unbelief cannot alter what i am, for I am what I am.

I am the chief instructor; preached on Sunday 4th march 2012;  pg. 146 vs. 35

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OUR ENCOUNTER IS WITH THE REALITY

Be seated everybody. We give God the whole glory, honour and praise for all He has been doing in our lives.

2.          This is because when you are glorifying God, glorify God because of your own personal encounter, personal experience with God and what He has wrought in your life.

3.          If it does not give you joy, it goes to show that you are not personally and practically acquainted with God.

4.          Today is another day in this Family. I want you to pay strict attention today, for we are going to visit too many things that will help us to put our Faith in God and in God alone.

5.          If we can remember that we are not the first set of people that appeared here on earth to worship God. Not another God but the same God, The Ancient of Days, Who has been there even when the world was without form; The Creator of the whole universe.

6.          We are not the first that worshipped Him. From the beginning of creation, men and women have been worshipping God. some worshipped rightly, while others worshipped amiss; wrongly.

7.          But it pleased God that we should be numbered among the people that will appear here on earth in these last days to fulfill all the Prophets foretold that will happen in the last days concerning worshipping of God, immortality, hellfire, Paradise [or Heaven] and everything, even the politics of the world, the religion of the world, and all world events as prophesied by the Prophets.

8.          They are fulfilling in the end time according to prophecies. The prophecies came in diverse times through diverse Prophets at various ages; all of them pointing everybody to the end of the world.

9.          This is because it is always the end that justifies all things. Everybody is claiming that he or she is worshipping God. The devil claims he is worshipping God.

10.      BUT THE END WILL TELL EVERYBODY THOSE THAT REALLY WORSHIPPED GOD AND THOSE THAT POLITICIZED THE WORSHIPPING OF GOD. THE END WILL TELL US THOSE THAT WORSHIPPED RIGHTLY AND THOSE THAT WORSHIPPED WRONGLY. AM I MAKING SENSE THIS MORNING?

11.      AS LONG AS WE HAVE NOT COME TO THE END PROPER; THAT IS, AS LONG AS THIS RACE IS STILL ON; AS LONG AS HUMAN BEINGS ARE HERE, STILL GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO AMEND THEIR WAYS, IT GOES TO SHOW THAT THE WHOLE THING IS NOT YET OVER.

12.      In short, I mean that as long as the mortal flesh today has not been clothed with the immortal body which is promised to be the end of our salvation; which is the earnest of our expectation and the completeness of our journey with Christ;

13.      As long as you have not seen it; it has not materialized in any human form; we have never seen any human being clothed with it, it is still there. It has been revealed to us by God Himself that the promise is real. Is it not true?

14.      Have we not seen the Original Body? Have we not seen the White Garment? Have we not seen the Godhead? Have we not seen the Pillar of Cloud? Tell Me if there be any attribute of God we have never seen.

15.      God has manifested all in this end time. What is the reason? To make sure we are not shaken in Faith. Our Faith is in Him and in the promises He made we will be firmly established, rooted and grounded, immovable and unshakable.

16.      Others may be having their own imaginations and feelings about God, but it is not so with us. We are not worshipping God with the feelings of our hearts or the imaginations of our minds. No!

17.      We are having encounter with the Reality. If God has not been made real to you, it then means you are not a part of Him. Your parents are not equally real to you. Your mother is not real. You are doubting your mother. And you are doubting your father. Then, how did you manage to come into this world?

18.      So, that is why God decided to manifest all these supernatural attributes of the Deity so that all that trust in God will be firmly established in His promises which can never fail. Though they tarry, wait for them, for they must surely come to pass.

19.      3For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day. [Habakkuk 2:3 AMP]

20.      [3]But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day![Habakkuk 2:3 LB]

21.      We are a privileged people that have been chosen by God before the world began to round off everything about worshipping of God in human form. We are going to close the history. And He appeared to convince us that we are not believing in vain.

22.      So, today is another day. It is not a day of much songs. It is a day of deep meditation, for I am going to read too many things to the whole world. By the whole world, I mean to the world of the Elect.

23.      If I say world, I am not referring to the literal world. I am referring to the Elect of God scattered all over the whole world in pockets, in families, in communities, in nations, even as individuals.

24.      Some are in the prison yards. Some are on the streets. Some are on the mountain tops. Some are in the caves. Some are blind. Some are crippled. They belong to God. Some are hospitalized.

25.      Among them, some are already waiting in their graves. From their graves they are witnessing what is happening here, for as many as worshipped rightly and died in the right Faith, they are waiting in the graves. Their spiritual eyes are still awake.

26.      The Prophet Mohammed Raheem [pbuh] said, “When these things will happen, a good number of us who saw this revelation of the Great Mahdi [Hazrat Mahdi] coming on the scene to round off the programme of Allah; All of us who believed in Allah and were buried, will from our graves be seeing Him on the scene as He is doing the complete work of salvation.”

27.      IN THE END TIMES, THE TRUE OWNERS IN THE BROAD SPHERE OF LIFE, IN OTHER WORDS HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) AND HIS DISCIPLES WILL COME BY ALLAH’S WILL, AND BROADEN THAT SPHERE AND THOSE SEEDS WILL BLOOM AND WE SHALL WATCH FROM OUR TOMBS AND GIVE THANKS TO ALLAH. [Kastamonu Addendum, p. 99]

28.      So that is why if you are in Christ, you will never die. Even if you die, you died in the flesh. You are still alive, for what makes you a human being is still alive. It is not the flesh that quickeneth. It is the spirit. It is the Spirit that quickeneth. So the Spirit remaineth alive.

29.      So, this morning, bear it in your mind that the whole world pays attention to this Family every day.

30.      No matter what I have posted to all the families on earth to be going through by way of putting them in remembrance, aiming at making them to know that the promise is still there for us, they are having their ears open.

31.      Their Fellowship is incomplete every day, especially on the first day of the week until they have received a Message or Messages from this Family. This is where the Voice of God goes forth. This is the chosen place where God dwells. From here, His Voice goes forth throughout the whole earth.

32.      If you have not come to this revelation, something is wrong with you. The devil is deluding you. I hope you are paying attention.

33.      It is from this Family; this noble Family that the entire world is hoping to have the promised eternal life. Take away this Family, the entire world is lost. They are groping in darkness.

34.      So this is God’s own Mount Zion. This is His Holy place. This is His dwelling place from where the Voice is going forth, reaching the whole ends of the earth.

35.      When you tune in your radio, do you see the radio station? You do not see it, but you believe that the number you are tuning; if you say 93.5 FM, you know the radio station that is occupying that wave. Is it not true?

36.      But when you tune in that station, you begin to hear the voice of the newscaster from the studio. Are you in the studio? Do you see his face? But the gadget is that radio.

37.      A wavelength; A transmission length; A transmission line has been assigned to that radio station, from where whosoever that is in the studio will stay and reach all the audience. Do you believe that? If you miss this, you will miss a lot today.

38.      It will be arrant stupidity on your part to say, “I will not believe what I am hearing from my radio until I get to the studio. I cannot! Let me go to the studio and see things for myself.” Are you not crazy? Do you know the distance between where you are and that radio station?

39.      Let Me use one as an example. The Voice of America [VOA] is transmitting from Washington DC, in America. And we are getting the Message here, live.

40.      When we tune in to our television, we see the Cable News Network [CNN]. It is transmitting from America, but we are seeing everything here, live.

41.      If you say you will not believe until you go to Washington DC to be acquainted with the newscaster in that studio, you are blind. You are foolish.

42.      So it is with BBC [British broadcasting Corporation] London. Have you seen the studio? But you are feeding from the studio. Immediately you tune in to that assigned medium wave [MW], short wave [SW] or frequency modulation wave [FM].

43.      Once you tune in to that wavelength assigned to it, automatically you are connected to that studio. Is it not true? And once you are connected to that studio, you do not know what is happening to other studios.

44.      So, you can never be connected to more than one studio at a time. What you are looking for will determine the studio you will tune in to.

45.      If you want local news from Anambra State, of course you know the better studio you will tune in to. It is either you tune to Anambra Broadcasting Corporation or the one behind My house here, Radio Sapientia®. I hope you are getting what I am saying.

46.      When you are in your house and listening to Ifeanyi Orakwue discussing sports and other national events, you are in the studio with him. I say, you are in the studio with him.

47.      If you want to know about football and other events, and you know that Radio Sapientia® gives you the best, that is the one you will tune in to. Am I making sense? This is because you have trusted the information coming from that studio to meet your requirements.

48.      When you are interested in music, you know the studio to tune to. It can be WAZOBIA. It can be Odenigbo at Obosi and the rest of them. Am I making sense?

49.      But when you want national news, you know you tune to Radio Nigeria, Channel TV or the one owned by Raymond Dokpesi, AIT. It all depends on the information you are looking for.

50.      If you want to see and enjoy music, you go to the various bands where they highlight artists of all calibres. If you want movies, you know the station that will give you the best movie. Am I making sense?

51.      BUT WHEN YOU WANT CHRIST, YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM GOD, YOU WANT THE WORD OF LIFE, YOU WANT THE WORD THAT WILL GIVE YOU ETERNAL LIFE, WHERE DO YOU TUNE IN TO? YOU TUNE IN TO THE APPROPRIATE STUDIO WHERE THERE IS NO OTHER BROADCASTER EXCEPT CHRIST HIMSELF, SPEAKING TO YOU, LIVE.

52.      That is why, when they want to replay certain things in the television or radio, they put the date for you to know that it is an event that has happened before that is being revisited.

53.      But if it is happening on the spot, you will see it written in red, LIVE. Even football and any other programme. That means, “This is fresh. This is on-the-spot reporting.” Am I making sense?

54.      That is why, every Sunday [the first day of the week] and every Friday, every true Elect of God does not go to bed until they have hooked up with events from the Home of God, which is the world studio; the Bridal studio, from where the Message of life is transmitted throughout the whole world.

55.      WHOSOEVER THAT IS DISCONNECTING HIM OR HERSELF FROM THAT STUDIO FOR ANY REASON BEST KNOWN TO THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BLAME HIM OR HERSELF AND NOT THE STUDIO.

56.      And I want you to know one thing. When you go to Radio Sapientia®, for example, you will see it located at that hill there. It is just a flat. When you are listening to the radio, you might be thinking that the radio house is like the stadium.

57.      You may not know that it is just one room. I say, one room harbouring only but four workers. Only four broadcasters with different schedules. They are there. I hope you are hearing Me.

58.      From there, they entertain you with music; they entertain you with football; they entertain you with news and they entertain you with events and everything.

59.      Now, four individuals in one studio have become the real human beings who are there live. And the rest of the audience will be benefitting from the works of the four individuals.

60.      Narrow it down to this Family. I say, narrow it to this Family. How many are you here? You are even too many. You are greater than the number of workers in a radio transmitting studio.

61.      It can be two persons at a time. One in the engineering, and the other in the broadcasting. I hope you are following.

62.      So, that is why, when I say that the entire world is blessed through this Family. The same way I can say that Onitsha is blessed through Radio Sapientia® studio because of the first-hand information, unadulterated, verifiable that is coming from that studio. Did you get the Message?

63.      SO, SOMEBODY WHO LOSES THIS REVELATION MUST RUN INTO DIFFICULTY WITH HIS OR HER OWN SALVATION.THIS IS THE SALVATION LINK TO THE WHOLE WORLD.

64.      THAT IS WHY EVERY HUMAN BEING ON EARTH HAS ACCESS TO THIS STUDIO THAT IS LOCATED HERE AT ABATA NSUGBE IN THIS BRIDAL LODGE, UNLESS THEY DO NOT WANT TO.

65.      You may have the gadget but refuse to tune in to that station. So, any station you want to tune into, depends on what you want to get. Did you get the Message?

66.      I am saying that your mindset is made up of too many stations. There are too many communication lines. The AM [Amplitude modulation] is there. FM [Frequency modulation] is there. Short waves 1, 2 & 3; they are there. Medium wave is there.

67.      If you want medium wave, you tune it. If you want short wave you tune in. If you want frequency modulation, you tune in. They are all in your hands.

68.      But what do you want from each studio you want to tune in? A particular radio has more than one hundred transmission lines from different studios all over the world. Am I making sense?

69.      THE ONE YOU ARE DESIRING IS THE ONE YOU WILL TUNE IN.

70.      In the same way, over one million channels are in your heart. Your heart is harbouring over one million transmission lines. In the one million transmission lines, these are one million communication links that are available to every human being.

71.      You are the one that will select the channel you want to listen to. If you want to listen to God, you select God’s own channel. If you want to listen to the devil who is the owner of the rest of the other channels, it is in your hands.

72.      This is because out of the one million channels, God owns only but one. In one trillion channels, God owns one, for God is one. His Voice, one. Am I making sense?

73.      His studio is one because in every dispensation, He uses only but one Man. And that one Man operates in one studio. Everybody around Him will serve as technicians and engineers.

74.      These are those that will put the gadget together to enable Him transmit very well. By the gadget, I mean that somebody will search the Scriptures. Somebody will be reading the Scriptures. Somebody will be recording. Somebody will be making sure that the equipment will not disturb.

75.      YOU ARE CO-LABOURERS. WHAT IS HIS AIM? TO GET THE MESSAGE ACROSS. ALL OF YOU ARE WORKERS IN THE STUDIO. YOU CANNOT BE A WORKER IN THE STUDIO AND SLEEP.

76.      That is why, when you see some foolish workers in the studio, when they doze off, you will notice that there will be a repetition of whatever that is playing, over and over and over until maybe his colleagues will now go and tap him on the shoulder. And he will now jerk up and rush and correct it. Am I making sense?

77.      They are human beings like you. They can sleep. But if you are here, and you are wise and intelligent, you do not need to sleep. Am I making sense?

78.      Remember what I promised the Bride in 1993. I promised them [1] That I am going to take them from something they knew to something they know not. I will give them truth that resembles a lie.

79.      I told them that the present Bible you are using is not the complete Word of God. I told them that there are too many missing books in the Bible, but that as we journey along, I will reveal all those missing books for them.

80.      A good number of them contain good and useful information that will help your Faith to be established in the truth, but those who compiled the Bible eliminated all of them because they ran contrary to their belief.

81.      That is why today, you notice there are many versions of the Holy Bible translated according to the belief of the translators. Do you believe this to be true?

82.      Any moment from now, all the denominations will have their different versions of the Bible. There are too many already in the market that contradict each other, highlighting the belief of the denomination that is publishing it.

83.      But God has only but one Voice, unadulterated. Amen! So, glue you ear and your heart to that Voice.

84.      God promised He will take us from something we knew to something we know not. He told us to believe in Him doubting nothing and that towards the end, all these things will be made real.

85.      He told us that there are many missing links in the Bible. He told us about the missing hours in the Bible and that he will reveal all and that He will restore the time lost when Joshua was fighting together with Caleb.

86.       And they pleaded with the Almighty God that the sun should stand still. “Let the sun and the moon stand still” until their enemies were conquered. And the Bible said, “The sun and the moon stood still.”

87.      12Then Joshua spoke to the Lord on the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, be silent and stand still at Gibeon, and you, moon, in the Valley of  Ajalon!

88.      13And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation took vengeance upon their enemies. Is not this written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of the heavens and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. 14There was no day like it before or since, when the Lord heeded the voice of a man. For the Lord fought for Israel. [Joshua 10:12 – 14 AMP]

89.      Hours were lost. It altered the time. THE SON OF MAN came and then brought it back. How did He bring it back? He showed you where it was regained. It was regained on the day the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified.

90.      He was crucified, and immediately, darkness covered the whole earth. The number of hours the darkness lasted became exactly the number of hours lost by Caleb and Joshua while fighting.

91.      Hence, on that day the Lord Jesus Christ died, we had two days that made up one day, for a day is night and day. Night and day make up one day. Is it not true?

92.      But on that day, He was arrested in the morning and was crucified in the afternoon. Then, by the time he died, darkness covered the whole earth. Another night!

93.      When the darkness gave way for the bright light to appear, it becomes another day. That is why when you consider how many days He spent in the grave, you will never believe He resurrected.

94.      If He was arrested on Friday, crucified on a Friday and the prophecy said, “He will spend three days and three nights in the grave.” And there was no way the resurrection would have taken place on a Sunday because from Friday to Sunday can never give you three days and three nights. True or false?

95.      Count it! Count it! Can it give you Sunday? It then means that the accounts of resurrection on a Sunday was false. But the thing was that Friday was two days; Two nights and two days on Friday alone. Then plus Saturday morning and Saturday night. Did you get it?

96.      In the early hours of Sunday morning, they went there but the grave was opened. Amen.

97.      I told you that I will show you too many things as we journey along, but believe me that the Spoken Word of God has remained the Original Seed.

98.      Have I not recovered too many books since then? Books that were published before your knowledge, which no preacher has ever touched.

99.      All the books that were picked and all the Scrolls from the Dead Sea; I have highlighted all. I have highlighted the Chronicles of Samuel, of David, of Saint Paul, of Peter. They all have Chronicles that have no place in the Bible.

100. I have shown you all. All those books which Timothy was commanded to carry along with him, they are all with Me here.

101. 13[When] you come, bring the cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, also the books, especially the parchments. [2 Timothy 4:13 AMP]

102. I have highlighted the Chronicles of Moses. They are with Me. You have seen the complete works of Enoch. If you go to the Bible, only just two verses mentioned Enoch with the few things written there in Hebrews and James, which cannot form even a verse.

103. But Enoch has Enoch 1 [Ethiopic Book of Enoch], Enoch 2 [Slavonic Book of Enoch] and Enoch 3 [Hebrew Book of Enoch] where the hidden things about life were documented and hidden away from human view in that age at the instruction of God.

104. What I want to consider with you today is one of the hidden and prohibited books, like God prohibited Daniel from making his own public.

105. But Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal it up so that it will not be understood until the end times, when travel and education shall be vastly increased. [Daniel 12:4 LB]

106. But the same God revealed it to Esdras, for the two were together. He revealed it to Esdras. They were together because after Daniel cometh Esdras. Esdras reigned in the days of King Nehemiah. Esdras reigned in the days of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who survived.

107. Pay attention! I will show you something as we journey along. So, this morning, I want to read ancient manuscript with you. Pay strict attention.

108. After the ancient manuscript, I am coming up with another report which is current. The papal visit. The Roman Catholic pope’s visit to Iraq. And I will show you what the Scriptures said concerning the visit to Iraq, and “the message of peace” which is his core message. And you will see why America threw their weight behind him.

109. So, I now call on our Brother, Chiemelie to come and read what I have placed in the pulpit. Record all! Verbatim.

14(The hypocrites) will call the believers: "Were we not with you?" The believers will reply: "Yes! But you led yourselves into temptations, you looked forward for our destruction; you doubted (in Faith); and you were deceived by false desires, till the Command of Allah came to pass. And the chief deceiver (Satan) deceived you in respect of Allah." 15So this Day no ransom shall be taken from you (hypocrites), nor of those who disbelieved, (in the Oneness of Allah; Islâmic Monotheism). Your abode is the Fire, that is the proper place for you, and worst indeed is that destination.

[Surah 57:14 – 15 Hilali-Khan]

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SO SHALL IT BE IN THE DAY WHEN THE SON OF MAN SHALL BE REVEALED


THE SECOND BOOK OF PROPHET ESDRAS: CHAPTER ONE: SECOND ESDRAS OR APOCALYPSE OF EZRA: The Second Book of the Prophet Esdras who was captive in the land of the Medes in the reign of Artaxerxes. In the thirtieth year after the ruin of the city.

2.           I was in Babylon and lay troubled upon my bed, and my thoughts came up over My heart; for I saw the desolation of Zion. Esdras  Nehemiah.

3.           1The Second Book of the prophet Ezra, the son of Seraiah, the son of Azarias, the son of Helchias, the son of Sadamias, the son of Sadoc, the son of Achitob,

4.           2The son of Achias, the son of Phinees, the son of Heli, the son of Amarias, the son of Aziei, the son of Marimoth, the son of Arna, the son of Uzzi, the son of Borith, the son of Abisei, the son of Phinees, the son of Eleazar,

5.           3The son of Aaron, of the tribe of Levi; who was captive in the land of the Medes, in the reign of Artaxerxes, king of the Persians.4And the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

6.           5"Go your way, and show My people their sinful deeds, and their children their wickedness which they have done against Me; so that they may tell their children’s children; 6Because the sins of their fathers have increased in them; for they have forgotten Me, and have offered to strange gods.

7.           They were to tell their children’s children, even to generations to come including our own.

8.           7Am I not even He who brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage? But they have provoked Me to wrath, and despised My counsels.8Pull off then, the hair of your head, and cast all evil upon them, for they have not been obedient to My law, but it is a rebellious people.

9.           How long will I forbear them, unto whom I have done so much good? 10I have destroyed many kings for their sake; I have struck down Pharaoh with his servants and all his power.

10.        11I have destroyed all the nations before them, and in the east, I have scattered the people of two provinces, even of Tyre and Sidon, and have slain all their enemies.

11.        12Speak therefore to them, saying, 'Thus the Lord says, 13I led you through the sea, and in the beginning, gave you a large and safe passage; I gave you Moses for a leader, and Aaron for a priest. 14I gave you light in a pillar of fire, and I have done great wonders among you; yet you have forgotten Me,' the Lord says.

12.        15Thus the Almighty Lord says, 'The quails were as a token to you; I gave you tents for your safeguard; nevertheless, you murmured there,16And did not triumph in My name for the destruction of your enemies, but ever to this day, you still murmur.17Where are the benefits that I have done for you? When you were hungry and thirsty in the wilderness, did you not cry to Me?

13.        18Saying, 'Why have You brought us into this wilderness to kill us? It had been better for us to have served the Egyptians, than to die in this wilderness.'19Then I had pity upon your mourning, and gave you manna to eat; so you ate angels’ bread.20When you were thirsty, did I not cleave the rock, and waters flowed out to your fill? For the heat, I covered you with the leaves of the trees.

14.        21I divided a fruitful land among you, I cast out the Canaanites, the Pherezites, and the Philistines before you; what more will I yet do for you?' The Lord says.22Thus the Almighty Lord says, 'When you were in the wilderness, in the river of the Amorites, being athirst, and blaspheming My name,23I did not give you fire for your blasphemies, but cast a tree in the water, and made the river sweet.

15.        24What will I do to you, O Jacob? You, Judah, would not obey Me; I will turn Myself to other nations, and I will give My name to those, so that they may keep My statutes. 25Seeing you have forsaken Me, I will forsake you also; when you desire Me to be gracious to you, I will have no mercy upon you. 26Whenever you will call upon Me, I will not hear you; for you have defiled your hands with blood, and your feet are swift to commit manslaughter.

16.        27You have not, as it were, forsaken Me, but your own selves,' the Lord says.28Thus the Almighty Lord says, 'Have I not asked you as a father [to] his sons, as a mother [to] her daughters, and a nurse [to] her young babes,28That you would be My people, and I should be your God; that you would be My children, and I should be your Father?

17.        30I gathered you together, as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings; but now, what will I do to you? I will cast you out from My Face.31When you offer to Me, I will turn My Face from you; for I have forsaken your solemn feast days, your new moons, and your circumcisions.

18.        32I sent My servants to you, the prophets, whom you have taken and slain, and torn their bodies in pieces, whose blood I will require of your hands,' the Lord says.

19.        33Thus the Almighty Lord says, 'Your house is desolate, I will cast you out as the wind does stubble.34And your children will not be fruitful; for they have despised My commandment, and done the thing that is evil before Me.

20.        35I will give your houses to a people who will come; who, not having heard of Me yet, will believe Me; to whom I have shown no signs, yet they will do what I have commanded them. Sure!!!

21.        36They have seen no prophets, yet they will call their sins to remembrance, and acknowledge them. Sure!!!

22.        37I take to witness the grace of the people to come, whose little ones rejoice in gladness; and though they have not seen Me with bodily eyes, yet in spirit, they believe the thing that I say. Sure!!!

23.        38And now, brother, behold what glory; and see the people who come from the east; 38To whom I will give for leaders,... People who come from the East; to whom I bestow leadership and all the promises of Abraham.

24.        ...Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Hosea, Amos, and Micah, Joel, Obadiah, and Jonah, 40Nahum, and Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi, ... Note! They were the end time Prophets....WHO IS ALSO CALLED AN ANGEL OF THE LORD.'

25.        CHAPTER 2: 1Thus the Lord says, 'I brought this people out of bondage, and I gave them My commandments by menservants, the prophets; whom they would not hear, but despised My counsels.

26.        2The mother who bore them says to them, 'Go your way, you children; for I am a widow and forsaken.3I brought you up with gladness; but I have lost you with sorrow and heaviness; for you have sinned before the Lord your God, and done that thing that is evil before Him.

27.        4But what will I now do to you? I am a widow and forsaken; go your way, O my children, and ask mercy of the Lord.' 5As for Me, O father, I call upon you for a witness over the mother of these children, who would not keep My covenant,

28.        6That you bring them to confusion, and their mother to a spoil, so that there may be no offspring from them.7Let them be scattered abroad amongst the heathen, let their names be put out of the earth; for they have despised My covenant.

29.        8Woe to you, Assur, you who hide the unrighteous in you! O YOU WICKED PEOPLE, REMEMBER WHAT I DID TO SODOM AND GOMORRAH; This is our own generation.

30.        9Whose land lies in clods of pitch and heaps of ashes; even so will I also do to those who do not hear Me,'...

31.        EVEN SO WILL I ALSO DO TO THOSE WHO DO NOT HEAR AND OBEY ME. THUS SAITH THE LORD OF HOST. As it was in the day of Noah; as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, so shall it be in the day when THE SON OF MAN shall be revealed. AND THIS IS THAT DAY....the Almighty Lord says.

32.        26And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of THE SON OF MAN27They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

33.        28Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30Even thus shall it be in the day when THE SON OF MAN is revealed. [Luke 17:26 – 30 KJV]

34.        10Thus the Lord says to Ezra, 'Tell My people that I will give them the kingdom of Jerusalem,... Sure!!! ...which I would have given to Israel. 11I will also take their glory to Me, and give these the everlasting tabernacles, which I had prepared for them.

35.        12They will have the Tree of Life for an ointment of sweet savour; they will neither labor, nor be weary.13Go, and you will receive; pray for a few days to you, that they may be shortened; the kingdom is already prepared for you; Watch! watch.

36.        14Take heaven and earth to witness; for I have broken the evil in pieces, and created the good; for I live,' the Lord says.15'Mother, embrace your children, and bring them up with gladness, make their feet as fast as a pillar; for I have chosen you,' the Lord says.

37.        16'AND THOSE WHO ARE DEAD, I WILL RAISE UP AGAIN FROM THEIR PLACES,... I will raise them up from their graves. The dead shall rise again....and bring them out of the graves; for I have known My name in Israel. Amen.

38.        17Do not fear, you mother of the children; for I have chosen you,' the Lord says.18'FOR YOUR HELP, I WILL SEND MY SERVANTS ESAU AND JEREMIAH, after whose counsel I have sanctified and prepared for you, twelve trees laden with various fruits,

39.        19And as many fountains flowing with milk and honey, and seven mighty mountains, whereupon roses and lilies grow, whereby I will fill your children with joy.

40.        20Do right to the widow, judge for the fatherless, give to the poor, defend the orphan, clothe the naked,21Heal the broken and the weak, do not laugh a lame man to scorn, defend the maimed, and let the blind man come into the sight of My clearness.

41.        22Keep the old and young within your walls.23Wheresoever you find the dead, take them and bury them, AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE FIRST PLACE IN MY RESURRECTION.

42.        24ABIDE STILL, O MY PEOPLE, AND TAKE YOUR REST, FOR YOUR QUIETNESS STILL COMESAmen.

43.        25Nourish your children, O you good nurse; establish their feet.26As for the servants whom I have given you, not one of them will perish;... Amen!!! ...for I will require them from among your number.

44.        27DO NOT BE WEARY; FOR WHEN THE DAY OF TROUBLE AND HEAVINESS COMES, OTHERS WILL WEEP AND BE SORROWFUL, BUT YOU WILL BE MERRY AND HAVE ABUNDANCEAmen!

45.        28The heathen will envy you, but they will be able to do nothing against you,' Sure!!! the Lord says.

46.        29'MY HANDS WILL COVER YOU,... Sure!!! ...SO THAT YOUR CHILDREN WILL NOT SEE HELLThe Holy Qur’an is pure truth.

47.        30Be joyful, O you mother, with your children; for I will deliver you,' the Lord says.31'Remember your children who sleep, for I will bring them out of the sides of the earth,... Sure!!! ...and show mercy to them; for I am Merciful,' the Lord Almighty says.

48.        32Embrace your children until I come and show mercy to them; for My wells run over, and My grace will not fail.'" MY GRACE WILL NOT FAIL THEM. THE GRACE OF GOD CAN NEVER FAIL THE CHILDREN OF GOD. AND HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR US.

49.        33I, Ezra, received a charge of the Lord upon the Mount Oreb, that I should go to Israel; but when I came to them, they set me at nothing, and despised the commandment of the Lord. As they have always been doing.

50.        34AND THEREFORE I SAY TO YOU, "O YOU HEATHEN, WHO HEAR AND UNDERSTAND, LOOK FOR YOUR SHEPHERDHE WILL GIVE YOU EVERLASTING REST;...

51.        LOOK FOR YOUR SHEPHERD. HE WILL GIVE YOU EVERLASTING REST. Remember, we were the heathen nation as far as Israel was concerned. Is it not true?

52.        See God now ruling among the heathens. From the Gentiles, God now revealing Himself. From Edom, for Esau is Edom. God revealing Himself as a King That will rule Israel, but being revealed from the Gentiles, according to prophecies in the Book of Revelation which said that the King who shall come in the last days to rule over Israel will be from the Gentiles.

53.        So there is going to be a Gentile King Who will give them everlasting rest, not temporary rest. Look for that Shepherd. He MUST surely appear.

54.        34And therefore I say to you, "O you heathen, who hear and understand, look for your shepherd, he will give you everlasting rest; FOR HE IS NEAR AT HAND,...

55.        As at that time! William Branham said he could see Him with eyes of Faith. “Wait for Him, for He will appear on two feet here.” You will embrace Him.”

56.        And all of us who will be in that grace when He will appear, with the eyes of the spirit, we will be watching Him and watching you from our graves, waiting for that day we shall come forth at His command.”

57.        34And therefore I say to you, "O you heathen, who hear and understand, look for your shepherd, he will give you everlasting rest; FOR HE IS NEAR AT HAND, WHO WILL COME IN THE END OF THE WORLD.

58.        Brethren pay attention as we rewind that place. When will this Shepherd Who will give us everlasting rest appear. In the time of the end, when men shall run to and fro; knowledge and travel will increase.

59.        So, the prophecy was not meant for their own day. Even the grace that was revealed, they enquired about the people that will be here on earth to benefit from that grace when God will begin to justify people, not by works but by Faith.

60.        He said, “Sleep and I will wake you up in the last days, for this promise is for the future generation.” Is it not Scriptural?

61.        2And he began his story saying: Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in heaven, which the angels showed me, and I heard everything from them, and I saw and understood, BUT IT WAS NOT FOR THIS GENERATION, BUT FOR A REMOTE ONE WHICH IS TO COME. [The Lost Book of Enoch- Ethiopic Book 1:2]

62.        That we are now at the end time, whatever that is happening in our midst is happening according to prophecy, according to time and according to the promise that your faith will be firmly established in this truth, if you can catch the revelation and if you are numbered among those that have understanding.

63.        But if you are not one of them, you will be wallowing in ignorance, in foolishness and in blindness.

64.        IF YOU MISS THE ANALOGY OF THE TRANSMITTING STATION AND THE STUDIO, YOU ARE LOST. YOU ARE DISCONNECTED. IF THERE BE ANY OTHER CHANNEL YOU HAVE TUNED INTO OTHER THAN THIS CHANNEL, WELL, WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR IS WHAT YOU WILL HEAR. I HOPE I AM MAKING SENSE.

65.        BUT AS FOR ME AND MY FAMILY, AND EVERY ELECT, THIS IS THE STUDIO. THIS VOICE IS COMING FROM THAT STUDIO. AND WE HAVE TUNED IN TO IT. WE CANNOT TUNE IN TO TWO STATIONS AT THE SAME TIME. THIS IS THE ONE WE HAVE CHOSEN OUT OF THE MYRIADS OF STUDIOS, FOR THAT IS WHERE WHAT WE WANT IS COMING FROM. AMEN.THE VOICE IS BEING HEARD EVERYWHERE.

66.        34And therefore I say to you, "O you heathen, who hear and understand, look for your shepherd, he will give you everlasting rest; FOR HE IS NEAR AT HAND,... Sure!!! ...WHO WILL COME IN THE END OF THE WORLD.

67.        Have you seen when to expect Him? At the tail end. To God be the Glory. IF YOU ARE A SEED OF GOD, YOU ARE A SEED OF GOD. YOU MUST ECHO “AMEN!” WHENEVER YOU HEAR YOUR NAME. YOUR NAME IS YOUR FAITH. YOUR SURE ANCHOR THAT WILL NEVER FAIL YOU.

68.        And as we go along, I will show you why this Book was hidden, that the scholars will not lay hands on it, for God said, “Hide it away from all human beings even after you. Let no man ever discover it until the time of the end when My own Angel, Whom I have chosen for the revelation of the end time will be on the scene. And He is no other person than the very young Man Whom I have appointed, Who is My Son, Who will be there in My place in the end time to bring salvation and judgment upon the whole earth.”

69.        “Thank you!” Bro Eli, this one is clear to you. He shouted, “Thank you!”

70.        This is a Studio. Somebody somewhere listening to this Voice that is echoing might be thinking that it is a very big cathedral. It is a Studio.

71.        34And therefore I say to you, "O YOU HEATHENWHO HEAR AND UNDERSTAND,... Not everybody will understand. In the Book of Isaiah chapter 2, it said, “Who will he teach to understand knowledge, to understand wisdom; to understand doctrine?”

72.        He said, “Those that are weaned from their mothers’ breast.” Those that are no longer behaving as infants.

73.        9Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. [Isaiah 28:9 KJV]

74.        They can differentiate between God and devil; between good and bad. If you are not in that category, what we are reading does not concern you. You are without understanding.

75.        34And therefore I say to you, "you heathen, who hear and understand, look for your shepherd, he will give you everlasting rest; FOR HE IS NEAR AT HAND, WHO WILL COME IN THE END OF THE WORLD.

Has not the time come for the hearts of those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah -- Islâmic Monotheism) to be affected by Allah’s Reminder (this Qur'ân), and that which has been revealed of the truth, lest they become as those who received the Scripture [the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] before (i.e. Jews and Christians), and the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts were hardened? And many of them were Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). 17Know that Allah gives life to the earth after its death! Indeed We have made clear the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) to you, if you but understand.

[Surah 57:16 – 17 Hilali-Khan]

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THUS SAITH THE LORD [2]

                                        

BE READY TO THE REWARD OF THE KINGDOM,... Be what? BE READY TO THE REWARD OF THE KINGDOM,... Be What? BE READY TO THE REWARD OF THE KINGDOM,... Be ready and prepare yourself for the reward....FOR THE EVERLASTING LIGHT WILL SHINE UPON YOU FOREVERMOREAmen!!!

2.           36FLEE THE SHADOW OF THIS WORLD,... FLEE! RUN AWAY FROM THE FANCIES OF THIS WORLD. THEY ARE MERE SHADOWS. THEY ARE MERE SHADOWS. FLEE FROM THE PHONIES. FUNNY FUNNY THINGS OF THIS WORLD. THEY ARE SHADOWS. THEY ARE NOT THE REALITY.

3.           ONE THAT HAS UNDERSTANDING DOES NOT PURSUE THE SHADOW. HE PURSUES THE REALITY. AND CHRIST IS THE REALITY. PARADISE IS THE REALITY. ETERNAL LIFE IS THE REALITY.

4.           ANY OTHER THING IS JUST A MERE FUNFAIR. MERE FUNFAIR. MERE TEMPORARY ENTERTAINMENT, FOR THE JOYS OF THIS PRESENT WORLD MUST SURELY FIZZLE OUT, STRAIGHT AWAY, CREATING THE ROOM FOR THE REALITY, WHICH WILL ENDURE TO ALL ENTERNITIES. AND THAT IS WHAT YOU MUST GO FOR. AMEN!

5.           36FLEE THE SHADOW OF THIS WORLD, RECEIVE THE JOYFULNESS OF YOUR GLORY; I TESTIFY MY SAVIOUR OPENLY.

6.           37O RECEIVE THE GIFT THAT IS GIVEN TO YOU, AND BE GLAD, GIVING THANKS TO HIM WHO HAS LED YOU TO THE HEAVENLY KINGDOMAlleluia! The greatest gift God has given this world especially in this end time remains THE SON OF MAN.

7.           Gladly receive the gift the Almighty has given to you in this end time, Who will lead you to Paradise; lead you into the Kingdom of Heaven, for you knew not the Way.

8.           You were lost, walking without hope until He came your way as a Precious Gift. You never paid a dime. You paid nothing. He just met you on the way and freely gave you. Period! O! He said, “Gladly receive it.”

9.           37O RECEIVE THE GIFT THAT IS GIVEN TO YOU, AND BE GLAD, GIVING THANKS TO HIM WHO HAS LED YOU TO THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM.

10.        38ARISE UP AND STAND, BEHOLD THE NUMBER OF THOSE WHO ARE SEALED IN THE FEAST OF THE LORD; 39WHO HAVE DEPARTED FROM THE SHADOW OF THE WORLD, AND HAVE RECEIVED GLORIOUS GARMENTS OF THE LORD. Amen!!!

11.        When you are under the shadows of the world, you can never receive the Garment from the LORD; the Garment of Righteousness. The Garment of eternal life; you will never wear it. You can never wear it.

12.        ANYBODY WHO IS PUTTING ON THE WORLD, CAN HE PUT ON THE WHITE GARMENT OF THE LORD. THE WORLD IS IN ENMITY WITH THE TRUTH.

13.        So, when you are living under the shadows of the world, you are living in falsehood. You are God’s enemy. If you are enjoying the pleasures of this world, you cannot enjoy it and still enjoy Paradise.

14.        It is impossible. There is no way you can be clothed with immortality which is the earnest and completeness of our salvation which you cannot get if THE SON OF MAN never appeared.

15.        Begin to reason within yourself, “If THE SON OF MAN was not sent to us, who would have shown us the Way into this Kingdom? Who would have shown us this Amazing Living Way? Amazing Truth! Who would have discovered all these things?”

16.        Remember, when the baton was lost, the Prophet [William Branham] said, “Go back to Pentecost.” But not even one had the courage to go back to Pentecost until THE SON OF MAN appeared as an Apostle and then pointed everybody there.

17.        He went there Himself and picked the Original Baton. He came back and told us that the Bride of Christ Ministry is the continuation of the Acts of the Apostles and not a different Ministry altogether, but still the same Church that was in the wilderness with Moses and the Rock which was following them. And that Rock was Christ.

18.        1Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3and did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4and did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. [1 Corinthians 10:1 – 4 KJV]

19.        And upon this Christ, I am establishing My Church, and the kingdom of hell will never prevail against it.

20.        15He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. [Matthew 16:15 – 18 KJV]

21.        We heard it from the very beginning. GOD’S PLAN TO ESTABLISHING HIS CHURCH [Preached on 26th September 1993]. Then we began to see THE REVELATION OF THE CHURCH[Preached on 1st October 2000] as the kingdom of God; as the Kingdom of the Saved; as the Kingdom of Righteousness and as the Kingdom of Peace.

22.        Hence, we call Him, “KING OF SALEM”. Oh! No! You better go back to the very beginning and know where we are, and why we are ready to die in defense of this Faith.

23.        God knows what will happen in the end time. He said, “Go into your houses. I will nourish you from here. When they will be looking for you at the GTC [Government Technical College Onitsha]; at the open place, the woman has fled, for she has delivered the baby boy, and she fled into another wilderness where God will be nurturing her for three and a half years.”

24.        40Take your number, O Zion, and shut up those of yours who are clothed in white, who have fulfilled the law of the Lord.41The number of your children, whom you longed for, is fulfilled; beseech the power of the Lord, that your people, who have been called from the beginning, may be made holy.

25.        Those who have been called from the very foundation of the world. They have been made holy unto the LORD. Holiness unto the LORD. Holiness unto the LORD. “You must be holy, for I, the LORD your God, I am holy. I have severed you from other nations that you will be Mine sayeth the LORD of Hosts.”

26.        26And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine. [Leviticus 20:26 KJV]

27.        42I, Ezra, saw a great people upon the Mount Zion, whom I could not number, and they all praised the Lord with songs.

28.        43AND IN THE MIDST OF THEM, THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN OF A HIGH STATURE,... What? AND IN THE MIDST OF THEM WAS A YOUNG MAN OF HIGH STATURE,... Sure!!!...TALLER THAN ALL THE REST, AND UPON EVERY ONE OF THEIR HEADS, HE SET CROWNS, AND WAS MORE EXALTED;...Sure!!! which I marveled at greatly.

29.        44So I asked the angel, and said, "Sir, what are these?"

30.        45He answered and said to me, "THESE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE PUT OFF THE MORTAL CLOTHING,... They have now been clothed with immortality. Do you know the age Esdras appeared? Is it not in consonance with the Book of Revelation?

31.        Who are these coming from the East, West, North and South? He said, “These are those that have been redeemed from the earth, who are now clad with their White Garment; Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb.” The Redeemed coming from East and West, North and South, clothed with immortality.

32.        1Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads.

33.        2And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps.

34.        3And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.

35.        4THESE ARE THOSE WHO DID NOT DEFILE THEMSELVES WITH WOMEN, FOR THEY KEPT THEMSELVES PURE. THEY FOLLOW THE LAMB WHEREVER HE GOES. THEY WERE PURCHASED FROM AMONG MEN AND OFFERED AS FIRSTFRUITS TO GOD AND THE LAMB. 5NO LIE WAS FOUND IN THEIR MOUTHS; THEY ARE BLAMELESS. [Revelation 14:1 – 4 NIV]

36.        45He answered and said to me, "THESE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE PUT OFF THE MORTAL CLOTHING, AND PUT ON THE IMMORTAL,... They have put on the immortal

37.        ...AND HAVE CONFESSED THE NAME OF GOD;... For there is a Name of God in Every age. You MUST have the revealed Name of God in your own day, wherein lieth the power of God. THE REVELATION OF THE NEW NAME OF GOD AND ITS POWER.

38.        ...NOW ARE THEY CROWNED, AND RECEIVE PALMS."

39.        46Then I said to the angel, "What young person is it who crowns them, and gives them palms in their hands?" 47So he answered and said to me, "IT IS THE SON OF GOD,... Alleluia! ...WHOM THEY HAVE CONFESSED IN THE WORLD." Alleluia!

40.        Then I began greatly to commend those who stood so stiffly for the Name of the Lord. Then I began to commend those who stood strictly for the Name of the LORD. There is power in the Name of God. Do you believe that?

41.        The Name of God according to the prophecies of the end time shall be One. God, One. His Name, One. Not two. And By the revelation of God in our midst, is there any doubt again? Any contradiction?

42.        And the Lord shall be King over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one. [Zechariah 14:9 KJV]

43.        How many Names were revealed? How many individuals were revealed? ONE INDIVIDUAL. ONE NAME. ONE SALVATION. ONE DOCTRINE. ONE VOICE. ONE SHEPHERD.

44.        4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;5one Lord, one faith, one baptism,6one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. [Ephesians 4:4 – 6 KJV]

45.        Listening to the voice of more than one shepherd brings confusion. For that reason, God Himself had remained the Shepherd. Amen. You will see that He is no other Person but the resurrected Body.

46.        48Then the angel said to me, "Go your way, and tell my people what manner of things, and how great wonders of the Lord your God, you have seen."

47.        2 Ezra 3: 1In the thirtieth year after the ruin of the city, I was in Babylon, and lay troubled upon my bed, and my thoughts came up over my heart; 2For I saw the desolation of Zion, and the wealth of those who dwelt at Babylon.

48.        3And my spirit was sore moved, so that I began to speak words full of fear to the Most High, and said, 4"O Lord, who bears rule, You spoke at the beginning, when You planted the earth, and that Yourself alone, and commanded the people,

49.        5And gave a body to Adam without soul, which was the workmanship of Your hands,... He gave a body to Adam without a soul as mere workmanship made from the dust....and breathed the breath of life into him, and he was made living before You.

50.        6And You led him into Paradise, which Your right hand had planted, before the earth ever came forward. 7And to him You gave commandment to love Your way; which he transgressed, and immediately You appointed death in him and in his generations, of whom nations came, [and] tribes, people, and kindreds, out of number.

51.        8And every people walked after their own will, and did wonderful things before You, and despised Your commandments. 9And again, in process of time, You brought the flood upon those who dwelt in the world, and destroyed them.

52.        10And it came to pass, in all of them, that as death was to Adam, so was the flood to these. 11Nevertheless, You left one of them, namely, Noah with his household, of whom all righteous men came.

53.        Righteousness came from where? The Man who came from Righteousness. Of all that transgressed, only Noah was left. The man who did right in the sight of God, and from where sprang up again righteousness upon the earth. Is it not true?

54.        8But Noah found grace (favor) in the eyes of the Lord. 9This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a just and righteous man, blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked [in habitual fellowship] with God. [Genesis 6:9 AMP]

55.        8But Noah was a pleasure to the LORD. Here is a story of Noah; 9He was the only truly righteous man living on the earth at that time. He tried always to conduct his affairs according to God’s will. [Genesis 6:9 LB]

56.        For only Noah’s family was declared righteous in that day. And God salvaged that family. Then God, intending to replenish the earth, now took off from Noah.  

57.        12And it happened, that when those who dwelt upon the earth began to multiply, and had gotten many children, and were a great people, they began again to be more ungodly than the first. Sure!!!

58.        13Now when they lived so wickedly before You, You chose a man from among them, whose name was Abraham. 14You loved him, AND TO HIM ONLY YOU SHOWED YOUR WILL;... Do we have Abraham today?

59.        17AND THE LORD SAID, SHALL I HIDE FROM ABRAHAM [MY FRIEND AND SERVANT] WHAT I AM GOING TO DO18Since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed through him and shall bless themselves by him?

60.        19For I have known (chosen, acknowledged) him [as My own], so that he may teach and command his children and the sons of his house after him to keep the way of the Lord and to do what is just and righteous, so that the Lord may bring Abraham what He has promised him. [Genesis 18:17 – 19 AMP]

61.        15AND MADE AN EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH HIM, promising him that You would never forsake his seed. 16And to him You gave Isaac, and to Isaac You also gave Jacob and Esau. As for Jacob, You chose him to You, and put by Esau; and so Jacob became a great multitude.

62.        17And it came to pass, that when You led his seed out of Egypt, You brought them up to the Mount Sinai. 18And bowing the heavens, You set fast the earth, moved the whole world, and made the depths to tremble, and troubled the men of that age.

63.        19And Your glory went through four gates of fire and of earthquake, and of wind, and of cold; that You might give the law to the seed of Jacob, and diligence to the generation of Israel.

64.        20And yet You did not take a wicked heart away from them, that Your law might bring forth fruit in them. 21FOR THE FIRST ADAM, BEARING A WICKED HEART, TRANSGRESSED, and was overcome; and so are all those who are born of him.

65.        22THUS INFIRMITY WAS MADE PERMANENT;... because all that drew their lineage from Adam, infirmity became their nature. Unrighteousness; wickedness became their nature. That is why the Bible said that Christ came to deliver you from your adamic nature. Is it not Scripture?

66.        18I know I am rotten through and through so far as my old sinful nature is concerned. No matter which way I turned, I can’t make myself do right. I want to but I can’t. ... 23But there is something else deep within me, in my lower nature, that is at war with my mind and wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. [Romans 7:18 & 23 LB]

67.        This is because, in Adam, all died. All died to sin. But in Christ, we now have the hope of eternal life; the hope of resurrection. We now have the newness of life that when you are in Christ, believing in God, you are in Christ, you are no longer traced to Adam. The sin of Adam does not hold sway over you again. Is it not true?

68.        All that refused their Saviour revealed in their day, will get their own portion with the wickedness of Adam. Their Adamic nature will still be there. A disobedient nature that resists the Word of God.

69.        22Thus infirmity was made permanent; and the law (also) in the heart of the people WITH THE MALIGNITY OF THE ROOT;...

70.        Which means that if you destroy it, it will spring up again. It will be recurring. After praying and rejecting it, after a little while you will see it manifest again. It has become malignant. Even after weeping and crying, the problem is still there. After going to church, the problem is still there. You rebuke and flog, it remains the same.

71.        After sometime, there will be calmness as if it has resolved, but within a short while, it will start manifesting again. It is because the evil has become a malignant issue; infirmity that is made permanent in the individual.

72.        IT IS THERE BECAUSE YOU HAVE REFUSED THE ENGRAFTED WORD OF GOD REVEALED IN YOUR OWN DAY, WHICH IS THE GRACE OF GOD;

73.        YOU HAVE SAID NO TO THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION, THAT HAS BEEN REVEALED TO ALL MEN, TEACHING US TO AVOID ALL GODLESSNESS, AND LIVE RIGHTLY AND RIGHTEOUSLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD.

74.        Then you begin to ask whether you are the only person involved or that behaves that way. Go ahead! On that day, you will realize that one who is drowning or is been ravaged by fire does not know that there is any other victim in the fire. He knows only but himself.

75.        22Thus infirmity was made permanent; and the law (also) in the heart of the people WITH THE MALIGNITY OF THE ROOT; so that the good departed away, and the evil still abode.

76.        23So the times passed away, and the years were brought to an end; then You raised up a servant, called David; 24Whom You commanded to build a city to Your name, and to offer incense and oblations to You therein.

77.        25When this was done for many years, then those who inhabited the city forsook You, 26And in all things, did even as Adam and all his generations had done; for they also had a wicked heart;

78.        27And so You gave Your city over into the hands of Your enemies. 28Are their deeds then any better who inhabit Babylon, that they should therefore have the dominion over Zion?

79.        9For when I came there, and had seen impieties without number, then my soul saw many evildoers in this thirtieth year, so that my heart failed me. 30For I have seen how You suffer them sinning, and have spared wicked doers; and have destroyed Your people, and have preserved Your enemies, and have not signified it.

80.        31I do not remember how this way may be left; are those then of Babylon better than those of Zion? 32Or is there any other people who knows You beside Israel? Or what generation has so believed Your covenants as Jacob?

81.        33And yet their reward does not appear, and their labor has no fruit; for I have gone here and there through the heathen, and I see that they flow in wealth, and do not think upon Your commandments.

82.        34Weigh therefore our wickedness now in the balance, and theirs also who dwell in the world; and Your name will so be found nowhere but in Israel. 35Or when was it that those who dwell upon the earth have not sinned in Your sight? Or what people have so kept Your commandments?

83.        Listen to the questions Ezra was asking God. And God will give him a reply.

84.        36You will find that Israel by name has kept Your precepts; but not the heathen."

O mankind! Verily, the Promise of Allah is true. So let not this present life deceive you, and let not the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah. 6Surely, Shaitân (Satan) is an enemy to you, so take (treat) him as an enemy. He only invites his Hizb (followers) that they may become the dwellers of the blazing Fire. 7Those who disbelieve, theirs will be a severe torment; and those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islâmic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).

[Surah 35:5 – 7 Hilali-Khan]

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ONLY HEAVENLY BOUND PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HEAVENLY THINGS

2 EZRA 4: 1And the angel that was sent to me, whose name was Uriel,... The same Angel that was sent to Enoch, who introduced THE SON OF MAN to him....gave me an answer, 2And said, "Your heart has gone too far in this world, and you think to comprehend the way of the Most High?"

2.           IF YOUR HEART HAS GONE TOO FAR IN THE WORLD, TO COMPREHEND THE THINGS OF GOD WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU.IF YOUR HEART AND YOUR LIFE HAVE DWELT FOR TOO LONG ON THE THINGS OF THE WORLD [WORLDLY AFFAIRS], UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTING THE THINGS OF GOD WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU.

3.           1And the angel that was sent to me, whose name was Uriel, gave me an answer, 2And said, "Your heart has gone too far in this world, and you think to comprehend the way of the Most High?"

4.           3Then I said, "Indeed, my lord." And he answered me, and said, "I am sent to show you three ways, and to set forth three similitudes before you; 4Whereof if you can declare me one, I will also show you the way that you desire to see, and I will show you from where the wicked heart comes."

5.           5And I said, "Tell on, my lord." Then he said to me, "Go your way, weigh the weight of the fire for me, or measure the blast of the wind for me, or call again for me the day that has past."

6.           6Then I answered and said, "What man is able to do that, that you should ask such things of me?"

7.           Note the answer. Go and weigh the weight of fire. When you are asking God questions, you already have an answer in your heart. But when God will give you a reply, your jaw will drop to the floor. You will be speechless.

8.           3Then I said, "Indeed, my lord." And he answered me, and said, "I am sent to show you three ways, and to set forth three similitudes before you; 4Whereof if you can declare me one, I will also show you the way that you desire to see, and I will show you from where the wicked heart comes."

9.           5And I said, "Tell on, my lord." Then he said to me, "Go your way, weigh the weight of the fire for me, or measure the blast of the wind for me, or call again for me the day that has past."

10.        Since he has the mouth with which to question God. “Go and do as I have told you so that I will show you from where the wicked hearts of men come.” These are the people he wants to defend. The people he is interceding and fighting for.

11.        6Then I answered and said, "What man is able to do that, that you should ask such things of me?"

12.        7And he said to me, "If I should ask you how great dwellings are in the midst of the sea, or how many springs are in the beginning of the deep, or how many springs are above the firmament, or which are the outgoings of Paradise;

13.        8Peradventure you would say to me, 'I never went down into the deep, nor as yet into Hell, neither did I ever climb up into heaven.' 9Nevertheless now I have asked you but only of the fire and wind, and of the day where through you have passed, and of things from which you cannot be separated, and yet you can give me no answer of them."

14.        10He said moreover to me, "Your own things, and such that are grown up with you, can you not know? 11How then should your vessel be able to comprehend the way of the Highest? And the world now being outwardly corrupted to understand the corruption that is evident in my sight?"

15.        12Then I said to him, "It were better that we were not at all, than that we should still live in wickedness, and to suffer, and not to know therefore." 13He answered me, and said, "I went into a forest into a plain, and the trees took counsel,

16.        14And said, 'Come, let us go and make war against the sea that it may depart away before us, and that we may make us more woods.' 15The floods of the sea also, in like manner, took counsel, and said, 'Come, let us go up and subdue the woods of the plain, that we may also make us another country there.' 16The thought of the wood was in vain, for the fire came and consumed it. Sure!!!

17.        17The thought of the floods of the sea came likewise to nothing, for the sand stood up and stopped them.

18.        18If you were judge now between these two, whom would you begin to justify? Or whom would you condemn?"

19.        19I answered and said, "Verily it is a foolish thought that they both have devised, for the ground is given to the wood, and the sea also has his place to bear his floods."

20.        20Then he answered me, and said, "You have given a right judgment, but why do you not judge yourself also? 21For as the ground is given to the wood, and the sea to his floods; even so those who dwell upon the earth may understand nothing but that which is upon the earth; and He who dwells above the heavens may only understand the things that are above the height of the heavens. Alleluia!

21.        Only those that are heavenly bound will understand heavenly things. Those that are earthly bound will understand earthly things. Is it not Biblical?

22.        13And we are setting these truths forth in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the [Holy] Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual truths with spiritual language [to those who possess the Holy Spirit].

23.        14But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated. [1 Corinthians 2:13 – 14 AMP]

24.        22Then I answered and said, "I beseech You, O Lord, let me have understanding; 23For it was not my mind to be curious of the high things, but of such that pass by us daily, namely, why Israel is given up as a reproach to the heathen, and for what cause the people whom You have loved are given over to ungodly nations, and why the law of our forefathers is brought to nothing, and the written covenants come to none effect,

25.        24And we pass away out of the world as grasshoppers, and our life is astonishment and fear, and we are not worthy to obtain mercy. 25What will He then do to His name whereby we are called? Of these things I have asked."

26.        26Then he answered me, and said, "The more you search, the more you will marvel; for the world hastes fast to pass away,...

27.        THE WORLD IS HASTENING FAST TO PASS AWAY. THE WORLD IS HASTENING FAST TO PASS AWAY. EVERYTHING IS RUNNING TOWARDS THE END. AND WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF ALL THINGS.

28.        WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE END TIME AFTER THIS GENERATION COMETH NO OTHER. AFTER THE REVELATION OF THE SON OF MAN COMETH NO OTHER.

29.        26Then he answered me, and said, "The more you search, the more you will marvel; for the world hastes fast to pass away,27AND CANNOT COMPREHEND THE THINGS THAT ARE PROMISED TO THE RIGHTEOUS IN TIME TO COME;... They cannot comprehend it.

30.        ...for this world is full of unrighteousness and infirmities. 28BUT AS CONCERNING THE THINGS WHEREOF YOU ASK ME, I WILL TELL YOU; FOR THE EVIL IS SOWN, BUT THE DESTRUCTION THEREOF HAS NOT YET COME.

31.        EVIL IS SOWN, BUT THE DESTRUCTION THEREOF HAS NOT YET COME. BUT WILL IT COME? YES!

32.        29If therefore that which is sown is not turned upside down, and if the place where the evil is sown does not pass away, then it that is sown cannot come with good.

33.        30For the grain of evil seed has been sown in the heart of Adam from the beginning,...From the very beginning....and how much ungodliness has it brought up to this time? And how much will it yet bring forth until the time of threshing comes?

34.        31Ponder now by yourself, how great fruit of wickedness the grain of evil seed has brought forth. 32AND WHEN THE EARS WILL BE CUT DOWN, WHICH ARE WITHOUT NUMBER, HOW GREAT A FLOOR WILL THEY FILL?"

35.        33Then I answered and said, "How, and when will these things come to pass? Why are our years few and evil?" 34And he answered me, saying, "Do not hasten above the Highest; for your haste is in vain to be above Him, for you have much exceeded.

36.        35Did the souls of the righteous not also ask questions of these things in their chambers, saying, 'How long will I hope on this fashion? When does the fruit of the floor of our reward come?'

37.        The souls at the altar, according to the Book of Revelation, are longing, “How long will it take you to avenge for us of our enemies?”

38.        9When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. 10They called out in a loud voice, "How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?" [Revelation 6:9 – 10 NIV]

39.        36And to these things, Uriel the archangel gave them answer, and said, 'Even when the number of seeds is filled in you; for He has weighed the world in the balance.

40.        The LORD has weighed the whole world in the balance.

41.        37By measure, He has measured the times; and by number, He has numbered the times; and He does not move or stir them, until the said measure is fulfilled.'"

42.        38Then I answered and said, "O Lord who bears rule, even we all are full of impiety. 39And for our sake, it is peradventure that the floors of the righteous are not filled, because of the sins of those who dwell upon the earth."

43.        40SO HE ANSWERED ME, AND SAID, "GO YOUR WAY TO A WOMAN WITH CHILD, AND ASK OF HER WHEN SHE HAS FULFILLED HER NINE MONTHS, IF HER WOMB MAY KEEP THE BIRTH ANY LONGER WITHIN HER."

44.        41Then I said, "No, lord, that she cannot." And he said to me, "IN THE GRAVE, THE CHAMBERS OF SOULS ARE LIKE THE WOMB OF A WOMAN42For as a woman who travails makes haste to escape the necessity of the travail; even so do these places haste to deliver those things that are committed to themAmen!

45.        43From the beginning, look, what you desire to see, it will be shown to you." 44Then I answered and said, "If I have found favor in your sight, and if it is possible, and if I am meet therefore, 45Show me then whether there are more to come than has past, or more past than is to come.

46.        46What is past I know, but what is to come I do not know." 47And he said to me, "Stand up upon the right side, and I will expound the similitude to you." 48So I stood, and saw, and, behold, a hot burning oven passed by before me; and it happened that when the flame had gone by, I looked, and, behold, the smoke remained still.

47.        49After this there passed by before me a watery cloud, and sent down much rain with a storm; and when the stormy rain had past, the drops remained still.

48.        50Then he said to me, "Consider with yourself; as the rain is more than the drops, and as the fire is greater than the smoke; but the drops and the smoke remain behind; so the quantity which is past more exceeded."

49.        51Then I prayed, and said, "May I live, do you think, until that time? Or what will happen in those days?" 52He answered me, and said, "As for the tokens whereof you ask me, I may tell you of them in part; but as touching your life, I am not sent to show you; for I do not know it.

50.        Pay attention! 2 Ezra 5: 1NEVERTHELESS AS COMING THE TOKENS, BEHOLD, THE DAYS WILL COME, THAT THOSE WHO DWELL UPON EARTH WILL BE TAKEN IN A GREAT NUMBER, AND THE WAY OF TRUTH WILL BE HIDDEN, AND THE LAND WILL BE BARREN OF FAITH.

51.        To God be the Glory. It fulfilled to the letter. And it is still fulfilling till today.

52.        8I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [ persistence in] faith on the earth? [Luke 18:8 AMP]

53.        2But iniquity will be increased above that which now you see, or that you have heard long ago. 3And the land, that you see now to have root, you will see suddenly wasted.

54.        4But if the Most High grants you to live, you will see after the third trumpet, that the sun will suddenly shine again in the night, and the moon three times in the day; Sure!!!

55.        5And blood will drop out of wood, and the stone will give his voice, and the people will be troubled;6And even he will rule, whom they do not look for, who dwell upon the earth, and the fowls will take their flight away together;

56.        7And the Sodomitish sea will cast out fish, and make a noise in the night, which many have not known; but they will all hear the voice thereof.8There will also be a confusion in many places, and the fire will be often sent out again, and the wild beasts will change their places, and monstrous women will bring forth monsters;

57.        9And salt waters will be found in the sweet, and all friends will destroy one another; then wit will hide itself, and understanding will withdraw itself into his secret chamber,10And will be sought of many, and yet not be found; then unrighteousness and incontinency will be multiplied upon earth.

58.        11One land will also ask another, and say, 'Has righteousness, which makes a man righteous, gone through you?' And it will say, 'No.'12At the same time, men will hope, but nothing obtains; they will labor, but their ways will not prosper.

59.        6You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it." [Haggai 1:6 NIV]

60.        13To show you such tokens, I have leave; and if you will pray again, and weep as now, and fast seven days, you will hear yet greater things."

61.        14Then I awakened, and an extreme fearfulness went through all my body, and my mind was troubled, so that it fainted. 15So the angel that had come to talk with me held me, comforted me, and set me up upon my feet.

62.        16And in the second night it came to pass, that Salathiel, the captain of the people, came to me, saying, "Where have you been? And why is your countenance so heavy?" 17Do you not know that Israel is committed to you in the land of their captivity? 18Up then, and eat bread, and do not forsake us, as the shepherd who leaves his flock in the hands of cruel wolves."

63.        19Then I said to him, "Go your ways from me, and do not come near me." And he heard what I said, and went from me. 20And so I fasted seven days, mourning and weeping, as Uriel the angel commanded me.

64.        21And after seven days, so it was, that the thoughts of my heart were very grievous to me again, 22And my soul recovered the spirit of understanding, and I began to talk with the Most High again,

65.        23And said, "O Lord who bears rule, of every wood of the earth, and of all the trees thereof, You have chosen only one vine; 24And of all lands of the whole world, You have chosen one pit; and of all the flowers thereof, one lily; 25And of all the depths of the sea, You have filled one river; and of all built cities, You have made Zion holy to Yourself; 26And of all the fowls that are created, You have named one dove; and of all the cattle that are made, You have provided one sheep;

I do not know where you belong to, whether you are this and that; it is not in Christ. In Christ we are one. You do not talk of Muslim or Christian. The Almighty God does not belong to any group. He stands alone as the Self-Existing One. He does not spearhead any religious movement. That is why I said it without mincing words that I am not a Christian and I will not be a Christian. Nothing will ever make Me a Christian. Neither am I a Muslim. I AM A REALIST. I stand for the Truth. No more. No less.

BE ON THE RED ALERT; Preached on Sunday 30th September, 2012; Pg. 77 vs. 34 – 35

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GOD HAS NO RELIGION

 

CHAPTER TWO: OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE. The Second Book of the Prophet Ezra who was captive in the land of the Medes in the reign of Artaxerxes. In the thirtieth year after the ruin of the city.

2.           I was in Babylon and lay troubled upon my bed, and my thoughts came up over My heart; for I saw the desolation of Zion.

3.           2 Ezra 5 27And among all the multitudes of people, You have gotten one people; and to this people, whom You loved, You gave a law that is approved of all. 28And now, O Lord, why have You given this one people over to many? And upon the one root, You have prepared others, and why have You scattered Your only people among many?

4.           29And those who denied Your promises, and did not believe Your covenants, have trodden them down. 30If You did so much as hate Your people, yet should You punish them with Your own hands?"

5.           31Now when I had spoken these words, the angel that came to me the night before was sent to me, 32And said to me, "Hear me, and I will instruct you; listen to the thing that I say, and I will tell you more."

6.           33And I said, "Speak on, my lord." Then he said to me, "You are sore troubled in mind for Israel’s sake; DO YOU LOVE THOSE PEOPLE BETTER THAN HIM WHO MADE THEM?"

7.           34And I said, "No, lord; but I have spoken of very grief; for my reins pain me every hour, while I labour to comprehend the way of the Most High, and to seek out part of His judgment."

8.           35And he said to me, "You cannot." And I said, "Why, lord? Whereto was I born then? Or why was my mother’s womb then not my grave, that I might not have seen the travail of Jacob, and the wearisome toil of the stock of Israel?"

9.           36And he said to me, "Number the things that have not yet come for me, gather the dross together for me that is scattered abroad, make the flowers green for me again that are withered, 37Open the places for me that are closed, and bring forth the winds for me that are shut up in them, show me the image of a voice; and then I will declare to you the thing that you labour to know."

10.        38And I said, "O Lord who bears rule, who may know these things, but He who does not have His dwelling with men? 39As for me, I am unwise; how then may I speak of these things whereof you ask me?"

11.        40Then He said to me, "As you can do none of these things that I have spoken of, EVEN SO CAN YOU NOT FIND OUT MY JUDGMENT, OR IN THE END, THE LOVE THAT I HAVE PROMISED TO MY PEOPLE."

12.        41And I said, "Behold, O Lord, yet are You near to those who are reserved until the end; and what will they do, who have been before me, or we who are now, or those who will come after us?"

13.        42And He said to me, "I will liken My judgment to a ring; as there is no slackness of the last, even so there is no swiftness of the first." 43So I answered and said, "Could You not make those who have been made, and are now, and that are to come, at once; that You might show Your judgment sooner?"

14.        44Then He answered me, and said, "The creature may not haste above the Maker; neither may the world hold those at once who will be created therein." 45And I said, "As You have said to Your servant, that You, who gives life to all, have given life at once to the creature that You have created, and the creature bore it; even so, it might now also bear those who are now present at once."

15.        46AND HE SAID TO ME, "ASK THE WOMB OF A WOMAN, AND SAY TO HER, 'IF YOU BRING FORTH CHILDREN, WHY DO YOU NOT DO IT TOGETHER, BUT ONE AFTER ANOTHER? ...

16.        God is wonderful! Anyone who is querying God should be very careful. I hope we are learning wisdom.

17.        ... Pray her therefore to bring forth ten children at once." 47And I said, "She cannot; but must do it by distance of time." 48Then He said to me, "Even so I have given the womb of the earth to those who are sown in it in their timesSure!!!

18.        So, every age is a dispensation. All the ages would not have come out at the same time, for the whole earth will not accommodate all human beings if they are to come out at the same time.

19.        So they will come out in sequence. Did you get the Message? All human beings cannot appear on earth at the same time. The earth cannot accommodate them. Human beings will be appearing according to dispensation.

20.        And the same Gospel awaits all, knowing that in the end, what will remain here serving God will be few. And only there and then will the earth accommodate them.

21.        49For as a young child may not bring forth the things that belong to the aged, even so I have disposed the world which I created." 50And I asked, and said, "Seeing You have now given me the way, I will proceed to speak before You; for our mother, of whom You have told me that she is young, now draws near to age." Yes!

22.        51HE ANSWERED ME, AND SAID, "ASK A WOMAN WHO BEARS CHILDREN, AND SHE WILL TELL YOU. 52SAY TO HER, 'WHY ARE THEY TO WHOM YOU HAVE NOW BROUGHT FORTH LIKE THOSE WHO WERE BEFORE, BUT LESS OF STATURE?'

23.        53AND SHE WILL ANSWER YOU, 'THOSE WHO ARE BORN IN THE STRENGTH OF YOUTH ARE OF ONE FASHION, AND THOSE WHO ARE BORN IN THE TIME OF AGE, WHEN THE WOMB FAILS, ARE OTHERWISE.' Alleluia! Wisdom!!!

24.        Are you asking why? You will see something there. We are dwarves when compared to the early people that appeared here on earth.

25.        And as the generation is running towards the end, so the height and stature of every man is diminishing, and maturity growing higher and higher.

26.        In the beginning, at the age of 9, a girl is still an infant. But today, at the age of 9, she is a mother. The boy is not a boy but a man at the age of 9. But in the beginning, it was not so.

27.        When a tree starts fruiting at the tip of the branches, know that the tree is finished. As the Okro plant is fruiting, it is growing in size.

28.        You cannot compare the fruits it produced in the beginning with the ones it is bearing at the tail end of its life. The fruits that are borne at the end are smaller in size, and still mature. When you pick it, it looks small in size but completely mature.

29.        Listen to Me. The fruit of the land when the land was soft and had manure cannot be compared with those it will produce when the soil has expired and is lacking manure.

30.        Let Me use that year we came here as an example. Vegetable grew like trees with many branches. The people living round about us and the Brethren were coming here to cut the leaves of the vegetables that were growing like trees both in front and at the back of the house. Fluted pumpkin was like everything in the thick forest.

31.        But today, is it like that again. Why? The manure is no longer there. If you want it to be there, you put artificial fertilizer and you modify the nature then.

32.        I remember when we were constructing the house initially. Each time My wife drove down here, she will collect very beautiful leaves. I mean, looking very very good. And that helped us to plant more and more. And we harvested much.

33.        Even in that farm over there, do we see those branches again? Why? It is going towards the end. Nature speaks loud.

34.        Who do you know uses nature to talk to His people? What did Jesus Christ use more than any other thing to talk to the people? Nature. So, the first Bible remains nature.

35.        If you cannot understand natural things because you grow up with them, how can you now comprehend spiritual things, for they can only be spiritually discerned. A carnal-minded person can never understand it. So, God will use natural to type spiritual. William Branham is a Prophet. A typologist. Amen!

36.        40.....AND BEING MYSELF, UNEDUCATED, ILLITERATE, I HAVE TO KINDLY TAKE, AND MAKE MYSELF A TYPOLOGIST IN ORDER TO KNOW THAT I HAVE GOT THE TRUTH OF THE WORD, FOR I ALWAYS LOOK BACK IN THE OLD TESTAMENT. [William Marrion Branham HE SWORE BY HIMSELF; delivered on Sunday, 12th December 1954 at the Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A., Paragraph 42]

37.        E-14And the only way that I could take it, was go back into the Old Testament and type it in the New. BECAUSE I'M KIND OF A TYPOLOGIST. THE REASON I DO THAT, IS THE LACK OF EDUCATION. AND I FIND OUT WHAT THE OLD TESTAMENT WAS, WHICH WAS A SHADOW, OR A TYPE, OF THE NEW. Then I know what the shadow looks like, and I see it–the antetype over here. And the Spirit between both bears record. And that's how I come to–how–only way I can teach the Bible. [William Marrion Branham, HIDDEN LIFE WITH CHRIST delivered on Monday, 13th February 1956 at the Calvary Temple Soul's Harbor in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., Paragraph E-14]

38.        Children born when the man and the wife are in their youth are a lot stronger than those born when the man and wife are getting old. It also affects their brain.

39.        That is the time you will begin to notice the manifestation of diseases that were not seen in the children that were born earlier. They will collect all.

40.        I know many will be laughing when they will be hearing My Voice. But this is the Voice of God. This is Truth. It is evident in everything creature.

41.        Why do we have old layers? Old layers among the fowls. We have parent stock, and we have old layers. Is it not true? Do you compare old layers with broilers? Do you compare it to parent stock? Old layer means expired. And whatever that comes out of old layer is like old layer. Old cargo! Amen.

42.        Everything old. And the older the fowl grows, the smaller it becomes in size. So it is with human beings. Amen. Bro Eli, this one thrills you so much.

43.        51HE ANSWERED ME, AND SAID, "ASK A WOMAN WHO BEARS CHILDREN, AND SHE WILL TELL YOU. 52SAY TO HER, 'WHY ARE THEY TO WHOM YOU HAVE NOW BROUGHT FORTH LIKE THOSE WHO WERE BEFORE, BUT LESS OF STATURE?'

44.        53AND SHE WILL ANSWER YOU, 'THOSE WHO ARE BORN IN THE STRENGTH OF YOUTH ARE OF ONE FASHION, AND THOSE WHO ARE BORN IN THE TIME OF AGE, WHEN THE WOMB FAILS, ARE OTHERWISE.'

45.        54CONSIDER THEREFORE ALSO, HOW YOU ARE OF LESS STATURE THAN THOSE WHO WERE BEFORE YOUWhat?

46.        55CONSIDER THEREFORE ALSO, HOW YOU ARE OF LESS STATURE THAN THOSE WHO WERE BEFORE YOU.

47.        Can you hear it? The stature of Christ in the beginning is not his stature today. He changes His Garment. Did you get the Message? So, do not expect a Goliath. Are we not at the end time? Is everything not coming to the end?

48.        If everything is coming to the end, it then means we are coming up at a time when human beings have expired.

49.        And the Christ that will appear in that age which is the expired age will look like the people of that age. Do not expect Him to be like Moses with a very big body like that. No!

50.        55AND SO ARE THOSE WHO COME AFTER YOU, LESS THAN YOU, as the creatures which now begin to be old, and have passed over the strength of youth." 56Then I said, "Lord, I beseech You, if I have found favour in Your sight, show Your servant by whom You visit, Your creature."

51.        2 Ezra 6: 1And He said to me, "In the beginning, when the earth was made, before the borders of the world stood, or ever the winds blew,

52.        2Before it thundered and lightened, or ever the foundations of Paradise were laid,3Before the fair flowers were seen, or ever the moveable powers were established, before the innumerable multitude of angels were gathered together,

53.        4Or ever the heights of the air were lifted up, before the measures of the firmament were named, or ever the chimneys in Zion were hot,

54.        5And before the present years were sought out, or ever the inventions of those who now sin were turned, before they were sealed who have gathered faith for a treasure;

55.        6THEN DID I CONSIDER THESE THINGS, AND THEY ALL WERE MADE THROUGH ME ALONE, AND THROUGH NONE OTHER; BY ME ALSO THEY WILL BE ENDED, AND BY NONE OTHER."

56.        7Then I answered and said, "What will be the parting asunder of the times? Or when will be the end of the first, and the beginning of it that follows?"

57.        8And He said to me, "From Abraham to Isaac, when Jacob and Esau were born of him, Jacob’s hand first held the heel of Esau. 9FOR ESAU IS THE END OF THE WORLD,...

58.        Brethren put your hands together. Is it not as clear as the day? Nobody will know the portion of Esau in God until the end of the world.

59.        And THE SON OF MAN appeared in 1993 and told you, “THERE SHOULD BE NO SYMPATHY FOR ESAU.” The whole world is sympathizing for Esau, calling him a fornicator that sold off his birthright because a morsel of bread.

60.        And God said, “DO NOT SYMPATHIZE WITH ESAU. NO SYMPATHY FOR ESAU. LEAVE HIM ALONE. IN THE END WE WILL KNOW WHO ESAU IS.”

61.        In the Message, GOD IN DESPISED PLACES, He asked a question, “If somebody is holding your hand, and your name is Matthew. And He says, “The hand I am holding is the hand of Matthew, but the voice I am hearing is the voice of John.” And he asks the question, “Who are you?” And you say, “I am John whose hand you are holding.” He will say, “OK. Thank you! My son John, receive your blessing.””

62.        And at the end of the day, Matthew will be jubilating that he collected the gifts and blessing of John. Is he not mad? Is he not mad?

63.        He never knew that God had already adjudged him guilty for being so stingy to his brother who laboured in the vineyard, hunting all the day, came back and was sore hungry.

64.        You had a porridge. You should have shared the food with your brother, but you now gave him a condition to give him the food. This is your biological brother, of the same father and mother.

65.        Why not share the food into two and give him half of it, knowing that he was dastardly hungry? A man from the field. You now decided to give him condition, “If you will surrender your position to me, I will give you food to eat.”

66.        Did God give us such a gift with such conditions? Never never! That had already marked him out, not only as a supplanter, but as a wicked brother.

67.        And the brother desirous of eating said, “OK. Since you are desirous of my position, take, but give me food. Time will tell.” Time will tell.

68.        He that is ordained a King by God must be King, God is the One that will determine who of us is the first son. if you take it from me through greed and deceit, there is no problem. Later on, tomorrow will decide.

69.        WHAT HAPPENED AT LAST? WE SAW ESAU. AND TODAY, WE ARE SEEING ESAU. ESAU IS EDOM. YOU SEE GOD NOW AS AN EDOMITE. GOD IN DESPISED PLACE RULING JACOB WHO WAS RENAMED ISRAEL, THAT THE RULER OF JACOB MUST BE ESAU.

70.        We saw Him coming from Bethlehem Judea, where no Priest has ever come out; where the LORD never said a Priest should be ordained.

71.        And from that place, Jesus Christ came. GOD IN DESPISED PLACES. Can anything good come out of Bethlehem? Come and see.

72.        45Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." 46"Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip. [John 1:45 – 46 NIV]

73.        Remember that Bethlehem, Judah; all of them are in Palestine. Bear it in mind.

74.        And I will show you what the pope said when he touched his feet in Iraq. The reporters quoted him as saying that he is privileged to be the first pope since the world began to step his feet into the most ancient biblical country. It is documented here.

75.        The Most Ancient; The first biblical country. Iraq. That is Mesopotamia. That is Babylon. That is the home of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In that ancient country, what was the religion of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Iraq, where the Almighty God appeared to our Father, Abraham.

76.        I am saying that they were all Muslims. Believe it if you can. Allah ordained Islam for everybody. Anybody who is saying no, is saying it because of pride and arrogance or politicking, which THE SON OF MAN can never and will never identify Himself with.

77.        In 1993, I told you that I will never identify Myself with the politics that goes on with religion. I will always identify Myself with Christ. If you want to see Me, you will see Me in Christ and not in any religion, for God has no religion.

While I am here, I am the Light of the world; Whoever follows Me can never grope in darkness. Take Me away, you are living in darkness and you must stumble: I say, you must stumble because I am paving the way for you. Did you get what I said? No matter the way you look at it, across the other way, you cannot hear another voice than the One you are hearing now. All that have been privileged to be taken over to the other side, they never heard any other voice than the Voice of the Bridegroom that is speaking in our midst. Are you getting what I am saying?……

NOW I KNOW THAT THOU ART A MAN OF GOD; Teaching on Sunday 28th February, 1999; Pg. 179 vs. 17 – 18

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NARROW IS THE GATE THAT LEADS TO ETERNAL LIFE

And He said to me, "From Abraham to Isaac, when Jacob and Esau were born of him, Jacob’s hand first held the heel of Esau. 9FOR ESAU IS THE END OF THE WORLD, and Jacob is the beginning of it that follows.

2.           The moment you begin to recognize Esau ruling the whole world, it has come to an end. Only in this end time shall we recognize who Esau is and the importance of Esau in the salvation of mankind.

3.           10The hand of man is between the heel and the hand; another question, Ezra, you do not ask."11I then answered and said, "O Lord who bears rule, if I have found favor in Your sight, 12I beseech You, show Your servant the end of Your tokens, whereof You showed me part the last night."

4.           13So He answered and said to me, "Stand up upon your feet, and hear a mighty sounding voice.14And it will be as it were a great motion; but the place where you stand will not be moved.

5.           15And therefore when it speaks, do not be afraid; FOR THE WORD IS OF THE END, and the foundation of the earth is understood.

6.           The Word is for the end. Only in the end time shall you understand this truth.

7.           16And why? Because the speech of these things trembles and is moved; for it knows that the end of these things must be changed."17And it happened, that when I had heard it, I stood up upon my feet, and listened, and, behold, there was a voice that spoke, and the sound of it was like the sound of many waters.

8.           That is Revelation. The sound of many waters. Also Daniel.

9.           18AND IT SAID, "BEHOLD, THE DAYS COME, THAT I WILL BEGIN TO DRAW NEAR,... And the salvation of God drawing near. And finally in our own day, He has arrived to live with us. He was drawing near with years, but today, is He drawing near?

10.        The salvation of God is not near unto us. It is now with us. EMMANUEL. God is now with His people.

11.        [17-18]For the Lord your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty Savior. He will give you victory. He will rejoice over you with great gladness; he will love you and not accuse you.” Is that a joyous choir I hear? No, it is the Lord himself exulting over you in happy song. “I have gathered your wounded and taken away your reproach.[Zephaniah 3:17 - 18 LB]

12.        From the time the Lord Jesus Christ was born, Emmanuel, God was no longer drawing near. God has come to stay with His people. And He said, “I will never live you again till the end of the world.”

13.        [20]and then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this—that I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” [Matthew 28:20 LB]

14.        Go and publish it wide. The Comforter has come! Spread the good tidings around.

15.        18AND IT SAID, "BEHOLD, THE DAYS COME, THAT I WILL BEGIN TO DRAW NEAR, AND TO VISIT THOSE WHO DWELL UPON THE EARTH,

16.        19And will begin to make inquisition of them, what they are who have unjustly hurt with their unrighteousness, and when the affliction of Zion will be fulfilled;20And when the world, that will begin to vanish away, will be finished, then I will show these tokens; the Books will be opened before the firmament, and they will see all together;

17.        21And the children of a year old will speak with their voices, the women with child will bring forth untimely children of three or four months old, and they will live, and be raised up.

18.        1O mankind! fear your Lord! for the convulsion of the Hour (of Judgment) will be a thing terrible! 2The Day ye shall see it, every mother giving suck shall forget her suckling- babe, and every pregnant female shall drop her load (unformed): thou shalt see mankind as in a drunken riot, yet not drunk: but dreadful will be the Wrath of Allah. [Surah 22:1 – 2 Abdullah Yusuf Ali]

19.        22And suddenly, the sown places will appear unsown, the full storehouses will suddenly be found empty;23And that Trumpet will give a sound, which, when every man hears, they will suddenly be afraid.

20.        24At that time, friends will fight one against another like enemies, and the earth will stand in fear with those who dwell therein, the springs of the fountains will stand still, and in three hours, they will not run.

21.        25Whosoever remains from all these that I have told you will escape, and see My salvation, and the end of your world.26And the men who are received will see it, who have not tasted death from their birth; and the heart of the inhabitants will be changed, and turned into another meaning.

22.        27For evil will be put out, and deceit will be quenched.28As for faith, it will flourish, corruption will be overcome, and the Truth, which has been so long without fruit, will be declared."29And when he talked with me, behold, I looked little by little upon him before whom I stood.

23.        30And he said these words to me; "I have come to show you the time of the night to come.31If you will pray yet more, and fast seven days again, I will tell you greater things by day than I have heard.

24.        32For your voice is heard before the Most High; for the Mighty has seen your righteous dealing, He has seen also your chastity, which you have had ever since your youth.33And therefore He has sent me to show you all these things, and to say to you, 'Be of good comfort and do not fear,

25.        34And do not hasten with the times that are past, to think vain things, that you may not hasten from the latter times.'"35And it came to pass after this, that I wept again, and fasted seven days in like manner, that I might fulfill the three weeks which he told me.

26.        36And in the eighth night, my heart was vexed within me again, and I began to speak before the Most High.37For my spirit was greatly set on fire, and my soul was in distress.

27.        38And I said, "O Lord, You spoke from the beginning of the creation, even the first day, and said thus; 'Let heaven and earth be made;' and Your word was a perfect work.39And then was the spirit, and darkness and silence were on every side; the sound of man’s voice was not yet formed.

28.        40Then You commanded a fair light to come forth of Your treasures, that Your work might appear.41Upon the second day, You made the spirit of the firmament, and commanded it to part asunder, and to make a division between the waters, that the one part might go up, and the other remain beneath.

29.        42Upon the third day, You commanded that the waters should be gathered in the seventh part of the earth; six parts You have dried up, and kept them, to the intent that of these, some being planted of God and tilled, might serve You.

30.        43For as soon as Your word went forth, the work was made.44For immediately there was great and innumerable fruit, and many and various pleasures for the taste, and flowers of unchangeable color, and odors of wonderful smell; and this was done the third day.

31.        45Upon the fourth day, You commanded that the sun should shine, and the moon give her light, and the stars should be in order;46And gave them a charge to do service to man, that was to be made.

32.        47Upon the fifth day, You said to the seventh part, where the waters were gathered, that it should bring forth living creatures, fowls and fishes; and so it came to pass.48For the dumb water and without life brought forth living things at the commandment of God, that all people might praise Your wondrous works.

33.        49Then You ordained two living creatures, the one You called Enoch, and the other Leviathan;

34.        Leviathan means Lucifer. Leviathan is Lucifer.

35.        50And separated the one from the other; for the seventh part, namely, where the water was gathered together, might not hold them both.51To Enoch, You gave one part, which was dried up the third day, that he should dwell in the same part, wherein are a thousand hills;

36.        52But to Leviathan, You gave the seventh part, namely, the moist; and have kept him to be devoured of whom You will, and when.

37.        53Upon the sixth day, You gave commandment to the earth, that before You, it should bring forth beasts, cattle, and creeping things;54And after these, Adam also, whom You made lord of all Your creatures; of him come us all, and the people also whom You have chosen.

38.        55All this I have spoken before You, O Lord, because You made the world for our sake.56As for the other people, who also come of Adam, You have said that they are nothing, but are like spittle; and have likened the abundance of them to a drop that falls from a vessel.

39.        57And now, O Lord, behold, these heathen, who have ever been reputed as nothing, have begun to be lords over us, and to devour us.58But we, Your people, whom You have called Your firstborn, Your only begotten, and Your fervent lover, are given into their hands.

40.        59If the world is now made for our sake, why do we not possess an inheritance with the world? How long will this endure?"

41.        2 Ezra 7: 1And when I had made an end of speaking these words, the angel was sent to me which had been sent to me the nights before; 2And he said to me, "Up, Ezra, and hear the words that I have come to tell you."

42.        3And I said, "Speak on, my God." Then he said to me, "The sea is set in a wide place, that it might be deep and great. 4But put the case, the entrance were narrow, and like a river;

43.        5Who then could go into the sea to look upon it, and to rule it? If he did not go through the narrow, how could he come into the broad?

44.        6There is also another thing; A city is built, and set upon a broad field, and is full of all good things; 7The entrance thereof is narrow, and is set in a dangerous place to fall, as if there were a fire on the right hand, and on the left, a deep water; 8And only one path between them both, even between the fire and the water, so small that one man could but go there at once.

45.        9If this city now were given to a man for an inheritance, if he will never pass the danger set before it, how will he receive this inheritance?"

46.        If he does not pass through the danger that is set before him by passing through that narrow gate, how will he receive the inheritance? Did you get the Message at all?

47.        Narrow is the Gate that leads to eternal life; Broad is that road that leads to destruction. And in that narrow gate, there are thistles. There are thorns. There are challenges that made that gate to be very narrow.

48.        13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: 14because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. [Matthew 7:13 – 14 KJV]

49.        For you to get that inheritance, you MUST blaze through all those things. It is when your obedience is fulfilled; when you overcome you will get the promise. Did you get the Message?

50.        Narrow is the gate. Only one person can pass at a time. It can never accommodate two. So, you MUST pass through it, if you want that inheritance. But where you do not want it, follow the broad way.

51.        10And I said, "It is so, Lord." Then he said to me, "Even so is also Israel’s portion. 11Because for their sake I made the world; and when Adam transgressed My statutes, then was decreed that [which] is now done.

52.        12Then the entrances of this world were made narrow, full of sorrow and travail; they are but few and evil, full of perils,; and very painful. 13For the entrances of the elder world were wide and sure, and brought immortal fruit.

53.        14IF THEN THOSE WHO LIVE DO NOT LABOR TO ENTER THESE STRAIT AND VAIN THINGS, THEY CAN NEVER RECEIVE THOSE THAT ARE LAID UP FOR THEM.

54.        15Now therefore why do you disquiet yourself, seeing you are but a corruptible man? And why are you moved, whereas you are but mortal? 16Why have you not considered in your mind this thing that is to come, rather than that which is present?"

55.        17Then I answered and said, "O LORD WHO BEARS RULE, YOU HAVE ORDAINED IN YOUR LAW, THAT THE RIGHTEOUS SHOULD INHERIT THESE THINGS, BUT THAT THE UNGODLY SHOULD PERISH.

56.        18NEVERTHELESS, THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SUFFER STRAIT THINGS, AND HOPE FOR WIDE;... Did you get it? Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

57.        Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. [Psalms 34:19 KJV]

58.        Those that will strive to live right with God MUST suffer cruel persecution. They MUST suffer many things, the same way Christ suffered. You must arm yourself with that truth, for when you suffer in this flesh, you will see something.

59.        Christ suffered. So, we are not only called to eat and enjoy with Him. we are not called to come and believe Him alone, but to suffer with Him, for if we suffer with Him, we shall reign with Him. He that works is the same that will eat.

60.        It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: IF WE SUFFER, WE SHALL ALSO REIGN WITH HIM: if we deny him, he also will deny us: if we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. [2 Timothy 2:11 – 13 KJV]

61.        18NEVERTHELESS, THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SUFFER STRAIT THINGS, AND HOPE FOR WIDE; FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DONE WICKEDLY HAVE SUFFERED THE STRAIT THINGS, AND WILL NOT YET SEE THE WIDE."

62.        Did you get it? The wicked will also suffer, but will never enter Paradise. But the righteous will suffer and enjoy Paradise. Have you seen the difference? So, the suffering of the wicked will be till eternity. They suffer here and they continue suffering.

63.        But the suffering of the righteous is for a little while. Then the blessings of God will unfold. The blessings of God will unfold. Do you understand what we are saying Brethren?

64.        This is your studio and My studio. Do not ever sleep or doze. Otherwise, they may think you are playing with such a Message.

65.        18NEVERTHELESS, THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SUFFER STRAIT THINGS, AND HOPE FOR WIDE; FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DONE WICKEDLY HAVE SUFFERED THE STRAIT THINGS, AND WILL NOT YET SEE THE WIDE." Sure!!!

66.        19AND HE SAID TO ME, "THERE IS NO JUDGE ABOVE GOD,... J-U-D-G-E; There is no Judge above God.

67.        Brethren that gathered here last night and all the Elders were marveled. When THE SON OF MAN delivered righteous judgment after hearing a case that was brought before the Elders by two Brethren over carnal matters.

68.        The way THE SON OF MAN handled the matter marveled everybody; which made one of our Elders to say, “God is wonderful. Anybody that says that there is any judge above God is blind.”

69.        This was because where they think the whole thing will land was contrary to where God landed the case. True or false? Chika, you were around. Bro Eli, you were there. Even the two Brethren were astonished, for what they were anticipating was not what came out. The Elder kept quiet.

70.        This is because, when any man is making his case before a judge, he thinks he is winning his case. But wait until he is cross-examined by the defense counsel.

71.        When the defense counsel opens the floor for the defendant and the plaintiff is cross-examined, the case will take another turn.

72.        19AND HE SAID TO ME, "THERE IS NO JUDGE ABOVE GOD, and none who have understanding above the Highest. 20For there are many who perish in this life, because they despise the law of God that is set before them.

73.        21For God has given strait commandment to such who came, what they should do to live, even as they came, and what they should observe to avoid punishment.

74.        22Nevertheless, they were not obedient to Him; but spoke against Him, and imagined vain things; 23And deceived themselves by their wicked deeds; and said of the Most High, that He is not; and did not know His ways;

75.        24But they have despised His law, and denied His covenants; they have not been faithful in His statutes, and have not performed His works. 25And therefore, Ezra, for the empty are empty things, and for the full are the full things.

76.        For the empty belongeth empty things. The person who is useless will receive the thing that is useless. The useful person is given that which is useful.

77.        So, gold can only be given to those who know the value of gold. Wisdom is bestowed upon those who know the value of wisdom; while foolishness is bestowed upon those who are foolish because they have decided not to go the way of the wise.

78.        No man is foolish by nature. But a man decides to make himself foolish, by forgetting God’s ordained way for him. That is why the foolish is always criticizing God, saying even in his heart that God does not exist; of what use is obedience to one who does not exist?

79.        THE FOOL HATH SAID IN HIS HEART, THERE IS NO GOD. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. [Psalms 14:1 KJV]

80.        A fool is always thinking that somebody is using the Word of God to cow him down, to intimidate him or to suppress him, preventing him from carrying out his will. He may be sober when the Word is going forth, but not that he is changing his mind one bit.

81.        When he leaves the presence of God, his real nature will continue to work in him. That is what makes him a fool, for he does not know that he is doing himself more harm than good.