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The Headstone 16 Secrets of Retaining Your Sanctified Estate



(By Pastor Okechukwu Nwankpa)  and (APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN “THE SUPREME INTELLIGENCE”) Preached on 11th September 1994 And 3rd October 2000 respectively At THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD ONITSHA at BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY WORLD-WIDE

I am the oldest man on earth. I have reincarnated several times. I remain the only Being that can tell you how old the world is, believe it if you can…
-Son of Man

EXALTATION AFTER TRIALS PG. 3

WE HAVE FINISHED OUR OWN TWO DAYS. WE ARE NOW LIVING IN HIS OWN REMAINING ONE DAY. Since we know we are in His day, He will stop that day at a time nobody expects. That is why we must make sure that we are standing on our SANCTIFIED ESTATE.
 When you are sure you are standing on your “sanctified estate,” the time the clock will stop means nothing to you. Nevertheless, if you are not standing there, your life is in danger because God can stop it anytime. Nobody tells the referee when to stop the match; the referee has the power to stop the match.
 Therefore, if you are fixing your eyes on the clock, the referee may stop the match “before” that time. He may stop the match “after” that time.  –The Son of Man
DISPUTE AMONG THE BRETHREN PP 148 VS 37-39

SECTION ONE
 THE HEAD-STONE
Preached
On
11th September 1994
By
Pastor Okechukwu Nwankpa

INTRODUCTION
I am not the one holding myself. There is a Great Rock upholding me. If not for Him, I would have been no more today. If you were with me last Friday night to Saturday morning, I did not even know that I will be in the pulpit today; nothing will ever make you to believe that I will be in the pulpit today. I am not the one living but Christ is the one living in me.
2.           I have different voices here hidden somewhere. One of these days I will speak to your shame. Let us be wiser than the Pentecostals. Let us be wiser than even carnal men. Any time the Head of State is on the scene and he wants to speak to the nation, the man that will be minding the radio room will be very serious with it.
3.           If the message is distorted, that is instant dismissal. Ordinary worldly message. But foolish, blind ministers in this Church will see God on the Throne making use of this human element and nobody will be minding the system. They simply mount it and go away. That is why most of our messages in mixed-multitude were just distorted. A little while, noise.
4.           Try to know when the Devil is attacking the thing and when your own ignorance is attacking it. When a minister is using all these system, and you hear any strange thing, you do not need to be invited, go there immediately, correct it. 
5.           Brethren, God has delivered me from the hand of death, that’s why I want to share the testimony with you. Because I will not die but rather live to declare God’s greatness. I will give this my testimony in Igbo.
6.           Brother Jascin, I owe you no apology. If you want, learn Igbo, if you do not want, do not Learn Igbo. What am I saying? It is now clear to me  that all I have been passing through here in the name of sickness, the hand of God is not in any, rather God has been healing in order to put to shame all the plans of the enemy.
7.           The greatest enemy of the Devil now, is me. If you love me, I am revealing my appeal to the Church. Pray for me that God will deliver me from the hand of evil men. They have planned the way to kill. That was what bothered David mostly when he was on Earth.
8.           All the men of God, that have been their most challenge. Enemies that play the way to kill. If the Church had thought it that way till the days of William Branham, the Roman Catholic would not have killed him with a vehicle of one tire. Those who jammed him knew that he was the one before they jammed him. Nobody would have denied that old Bedford which they know very well.
9.           Watch how the Holy Ghost has been leading this Church for some weeks now. We will come, sing praises, hear testimonies and then before we know it, we are going. 
10.        Let us just watch the way God is going to go with us. I AM PRAYING TO GOD THAT HE WILL JUST HELP US IN THIS RACE BECAUSE EACH DAY THE ROAD IS NARROWING. AND AS IT NARROWS, IT IS COMING TO A POINT THAT WE MUST GO IN A SINGLE FILE. BECAUSE IF IT IS TOO WIDE, WE CAN GO IN GROUP LIKE THAT. BUT AS IT NARROWS, YOU FIND OUT THAT YOU CANNOT JUST HELP IT BUT TO GO IN A SINGLE FILE.
11.        As the word is going forth and testimonies are going forth, I do not know how many that is seeing Christ leading. He is leading the way. And all we have to do is to follow the line, if we do not want to fall into the bush.
12.        You see, I thank the Lord for today. So many times, there are ways that might seem right in our eyes but if you are not careful, it might mislead you. If you love us, pray for us.
13.        While the Holy Spirit was speaking in the morning—though, there was not the first time—the picture of my life came back before me, I said, “God, how long will a man stop making mistakes?”
14.        If you love us, pray for us. When I saw myself in that picture, I wanted to give a note and say, “Sir, I do not want to be in the pulpit.”
15.        Because I cannot see myself walking away from this Apostolic Faith and be happy. If there is a man that has made millions of mistakes in life, I am the one and I am now ashamed of it. I do not want to be making such reckless mistakes. Amen.
 
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THE HEADSTONE
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econd Peter chapter 1 verse 1 through 8. “Simon peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ to them that have obtained like precious Faith with us through the righteousness of God and our saviour Jesus Christ.
2.          Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord according as his divine power has giving unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of him that have called us to glory and mercy.
3.           Whereby are giving unto us exceedingly Faith and precious promises, that by this, you might be partakers of his divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
4.           And decide it, giving all diligence, add to your Faith, virtue, and to virtue, knowledge, and to knowledge, temperance, and to temperance, patience, and to patience, godliness, and to godliness, brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness, charity, for if these things be in you and abound, they make you that you shall be neither be barren and unfaithful in knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” LB.
5.           I told you that I am not going to enter into the deeper sermon. And in this exhortation being provoked by the ministration the Lord handed down to us last Sunday and the ministration we also heard today, because when the Lord was talking concerning Christian attitude towards dispute, the spirit took me to a realm where I would really say that I understood what God was saying.
6.           The only thing that can be in us in this end time is for us to follow that head and go away. Because I am talking on the Headstone. The Headstone, it has a relationship with the Bride Ministry, and we really know that the Bridal Ministry is no other thing but the apostolic ministry.
7.           Under the End-time message, people never knew or never took it by revelation that what William Branham was crying out was: back to the Acts of the Apostles, back to the acts of the Holy Spirit.
8.            I want to help our Faith a little bit, because I will read out some of the comments he made and then you compare the more whether you are really in this Faith. Because in second Corinthians chapter 13 verse 5, the Bible said, “Examine yourself whether you are in the Faith,” because the time when we are talking about bringing down the Headstone, bringing it down, by the time you keep on seeing it as future, you miss the Translation.
9.           However, we have heard testimonies of speaking this into existence, of calling the sun to wait and it waited, of telling the rain never to drop and it obeyed, of speaking to sicknesses and we are witnesses, but somebody might lack the consciousness of Christ and His Body becoming one again.
10.        All these things are the fulfillment of the prophecy that Christ and His Church must be one. And when I read some of the commentaries of Prophet, William Branham, then you will see why the way we are hearing the word, is coming that way, because we can never compromise. Besides, every true child that is called of God, cannot compromise for any reason.
11.        Acts of the Apostles chapter 7 verses 44- 47, “Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.
12.        Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David; Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. But Solomon built him an house. KJV.
13.        We have read this over and over, we have heard it over and over, that God does not live in a house made with hands. When this ministration was going on in the morning, the Holy Spirit reminded us that there is no other thing that can take away the sinful nature of man than God Himself.
14.        Nothing can remold a man or renovate a man, if not God. That was the reason why the Bible called it, “Theological experience …” 
15.        I want to bring it nearer. If from the pulpit, what you are hearing is the word of man; your mind can never be changed.  However, if what we are hearing is the Word of God, which is bringing down Christ into human hearts, it will minister change, transformation in the lives of seeds of God. Because the Word of God is a seed, no matter how it is spread and no matter how long, it is still a seed. I want to stir up your little Faith; I will not stay here more than necessary.
16.        Now, many people will be asking, “When will the things promised in the Bible come to pass? When will the sons of God be made manifest? When will the house of God, the tabernacle of God be seen among men?”
17.        BRETHREN, I WANT US TO UNDERSTAND THAT NOW ARE WE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD. NOW IS THE TABERNACLE OF GOD AMONG MEN. IF GOD COULD NOT FINISH HIS HOUSE HERE ON EARTH, IT THEN MEANS HE WILL TAKE UNCOMPLETED BUILDING TO HEAVEN.
18.        I want you to get one picture: IF CHRIST DID NOT COME AND MAKE US PERFECT NOW, IT THEN MEANS HE IS TAKING IMPERFECT PEOPLE, UNHOLY PEOPLE TO HIS PALACE. But Christ is not taking any unholy man. That is why the Word keeps on rebuking me or rebuking you in order for you to really fit in now.
19.        The word of God is coming the way it is coming because it is the Headstone coming to settle in the Body. We are witnesses when man was ruling the Church. The Bible said that God is not the author of confusion.
20.        First Corinthians 13:33. For you to really know whether you are travelling on the right road, find out whether there is confusion in our midst or find out whether WE HAVE UNITY OF FAITH.
21.        For you to know whether we are a denomination being ruled by man, find out whether there is bunch of confusion in our midst, then apply it to yourself as an individual: “In this ministry, is my life full of confusion or is it full of orderliness?” If your life is disorderly, it then means that the Headstone has not taken His position. When I say the “Headstone”, I mean “Christ”; I mean the “Word of God”.
22.        Because that was all that was prophesied and it fulfilled in our eyes and we are witnesses that anything that the Bride of Christ wants to do, they will like to find out, what did God said concerning it? What did God say concerning my dressing? What did God say concerning my business? What did God say concerning my marriage? What did God said concerning my house? Before, it was not so.
23.        In the denominations, it is not God first. One of the sure signs for you to recognize the little group that has the Word of God is that the Word is number one in their lives; it is the Headstone.
24.        Can you now see why in this Faith, every judgment that is coming out, it might even be a little dispute in your family and you expect somebody to say, “Brother, say it. Sister, say how it really happened!”
25.        Then you hear somebody reading out the word, dishing out the word, a little while, nobody will say, “Tell me, tell me,” and the matter will be resolved. What is that thing? It is the Headstone ruling over His own Church.
26.        Let us read a little bit. Verse 48- 50, “Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the Prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Hath not my hand made all these things? KJV.
27.        Now, God has revealed to us where He dwells. And it is no other place than in a human heart. For anybody to say that he is marrying to Christ, it then means we have proven it that Christ is number one Apostle, Christ is number one Prophet, Christ is number one Evangelist, Christ is number one Pastor and number one Teacher.
28.        He is the number one Deacon, He is the number one Bishop, He is the number one Overseer, which means, He is the number one and for any other person that we are certain, we are certain on the basis that he is in line with Christ. And any person we are rejecting, we are rejecting him because he is not in line with Christ.
29.        I was telling some brethren the other day, I said, “We are ambassadors of Christ.” Too many people are taking the word of God for granted. DO YOU KNOW THE REASON WHY MANY PEOPLE HATE THE MINISTER IN THE PULPIT WHILE HE IS REBUKING THEM? IT IS BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ANOTHER EMBASSY TO HEAVEN.
30.        THE CHURCH OF GOD AS IT IS BEING SPREAD ROUND THE WORLD ARE EMBASSIES OF GOD IN THEIR DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. IF YOU ARE GOING TO LONDON TODAY, FOR YOU TO GET VISA, YOU MUST GO TO THAT EMBASSY THAT WILL ISSUE YOU VISA TO LONDON. IF THEY REFUSE TO GIVE YOU VISA, YOU CANNOT GET TO LONDON. YOU SEE WHY WE ARE CAREFUL IN THE CHURCH.
31.        IF THIS CHURCH, THIS LITTLE GROUP IS THE APPROVED WAY, IS THE EMBASSY OF CHRIST, WHERE YOU CAN ONLY RECEIVE VISA, THAT IS, PERMIT TO GO TO HEAVEN, WHICH MEANS, IF YOU ARE REJECTED IN THIS CHURCH, YOU HAVE MISSED HEAVEN.
32.        YOU SEE, A BLIND PERSON WILL SAY, “IF THEY WILL CAST ME OUT, LET THEM CAST ME OUT, AFTER ALL, THIS IS NOT THE ONLY CHURCH, THIS IS NOT THE ONLY CHURCH!” THERE IS ONLY BUT ONE EMBASSY GIVEN TO EVERY NATION. IT CANNOT BE TWO. EVEN IF THEY ARE FIVE IN THE SAME NATION, THEY ARE STILL ONE BECAUSE WHATEVER THAT IS REJECTED IN KADUNA, WILL BE REJECTED IN LAGOS. BECAUSE THEY HAVE ONE PRESIDENT OR PRIME MINISTER.
33.        I do not know who we are really making our own Headstone. We are not in this gathering as a denomination. For instance, if we come together as one denomination, apostle with the gift of God in his life, can come up and make an announcement of donation of money, and with all willingness of heart, everybody will come carrying something, but in this Church, we are seeing ourselves as servants of God who want to impact something.
34.        What is it? The Headstone. Brethren, that is what I want to see in my life. If God can drill me through the evangelist, let him drill me. Could you believe that it was here that most of us made confessions that we were rejecting the word, that when the Holy Spirit speaks we become offended, but could you still believe that after such confessions, that people are becoming even more offended when the judgment of the word of God is handed down to them.
35.        If you reject your head, where else would you go? There is no other thing that can speak for us, that is why you can come to a servant of God, he will speak like when Nathan came to David, the man said, “Well, you want to build a house? Go ahead and build it.”
36.        But when Nathan was going away, the Lord spoke to him saying, “Go back, tell him that thus saith the Lord, do not build.” That did not make him a double-tongued man. He presented the message to David, the head of Israel and David was subject to it.
37.        I am saying something that will help the Church on ministrations; God will allow me to do ministration to other ministers. We cannot be profited anything the moment we are rejecting the headship of God’s word. That is where we can hide and then declare the counsels of God. It may not favour me; it might not favour you, but so long as it is God’s word, only pray that God will give you the revelation and understanding to line up yourself in a condition that God’s word will be your only head. That is the Bride.
38.        Ask yourself: what is the Word Bride? Is it not what we call ourselves? The Word Bride. If we come about, instead of being the Word Bride, we become the intellectual Bride; we become philosophical Bride, that is not what God is raising. How long do we have to stay here? I do not know. But I know that God cannot hand down greater things than what He has handed to us, because He has given us great things through signs and wonders to make us obey his word. God did signs and wonders through His Apostle to make us obey His Word. Which means the word of God is so important to God. If I was in the days of the Apostles, brethren, we are in the days of the Apostles. We are in the days of the Apostles.
39.        Let me tell you the reason why end-time message failed. The reason why they failed was that all their denominations had the foundation of their Church from the Pastors and their evangelists. If you go to the Pentecostals, after having their Pastor, the next office you will get is evangelist.
40.        However, the Bible told us in Ephesians 2 verse 20, that the foundation of the Church is led by the Apostles and Prophets. That means, that all we are going to build must be in line with this, as laid down by the Prophets and Apostles of God.
41.        I want you to see the vision of what this Church should be like. God is raising a little group, so that when you are dying, you will not die in vain. Very soon, the book will be out, and we are no other people but the Word Bride. We claim that the word is our husband. But what if after claiming, you see yourself denying the same word, fighting the same word? This tabernacle or this sanctuary is no other place but the word Church. It is the word Church. 
42.        Matthew 5 verse 48, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” KJV.
43.         God requires us to be perfect. And this perfection must come through the fivefold ministers. WHAT WOULD HAVE THIS CHURCH LOOKED LIKE IF GOD DID NOT RAISE APOSTLE IN OUR MIDST?
44.        Ephesians 4 verses 11 through 15, “And he gave some, Apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
45.        Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
46.        But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”  KJV.
47.         I WANT YOU TO PICTURE IT. DO YOU THINK AS A PASTOR, I CAN DO MORE THAN A PASTOR? IF I DO MORE THAN A PASTOR, THEN I HAVE BROKEN THE SCRIPTURE. WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE IF GOD DOES NOT SEND MEN LIKE PASTORS, LIKE EVANGELISTS, LIKE TEACHERS? WHAT WOULD IT HAVE LOOKED LIKE?
48.        IN MY OFFICE AS A PASTOR, I MAY BE THINKING THAT EVERYTHING IS OKAY IN THE LINE OF MY OWN DUTY, BUT LET APOSTLE COME DOWN, HE WILL SEE DISORDERLINESS SOMEWHERE.
49.        An evangelist can mount the pulpit and say, “Yes, I will not tolerate any nonsense. I will rebuke them. If they will go, let them go.” And the Church, before you know it, might remain one person. He will say, “If only one person will go to heaven, let him go.”
50.        But when the pastor comes, he will say, no brother, it is not that way. Calm down a little bit, let me see them.” A little while, you see everybody coming up to worship God. What if there is no teacher? But what is the purpose of all these ministers?
51.        For you that have been following this ministry for a while, ask yourself, what have made God to be roaring all these while? What is the purpose, why God has been rebuking, has been charging, has been roaring to us since the bridal revival visited us December 1992? Why?
52.        Because there is a purpose. And the purpose is to let the Headstone take over the human heart. It will be unprofitable, if we gather in the Church and yet we are not subject to the word of God. We will become mockers of ourselves.  Amen.
 
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The book of Hebrews 11 verse 32- 40, “And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
2.           Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
3.           Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
4.           They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
5.           And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. KJV.
6.           The book of Isaiah 6 verses 1 through 8, “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
7.           And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
8.           Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
9.           Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
10.        Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” KJV.
11.        1 Peter chapter 2 verses 5 through 7. “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. KJV.
12.        If we are not a spiritual house, if we are not holy priesthood, if we are not offering spiritual sacrifices through the word of God, then we are dead stones. Sometimes I find it hard why people feel comfortable when they are outside the word of God.
13.        How can you travel away from where fellowship is situated? Where there is no exhortation, you stay there for months and yet you feel happy? It is a sure sign that you are not a lively stone. You cannot spark off fire. How can somebody be comfortable, for the fact that you are cast out of this Church and you feel comfortable in another Pentecostal or denomination, goes to show that you are not called by God to be in this place.
14.        Acts of the Apostles chapter 2 verses 4- 7, “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
15.      Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?” KJV.
16.      If you read it down, the Bible said that they were praising God and having favour with all the people and the Lord added to the Church daily such as to be saved. Can’t this scripture create fear in us that we did not add ourselves in this body? Did somebody get me? We are not the people that added ourselves to this Onitsha Church.
17.      The Lord added you; the word of God added you. The same word of God has the right to push you away. What called us from the beginning was God’s word. If you are here and you did not come here because God’s word pulled you, you will leave us. How do you know that God’s word called you? He will be the Headstone. He will detect every of our action. We will always be willing to follow he that called us.
18.      Did Brother Odoemena call you? Did Brother Okechukwu called you? Or Brother Kelechi or Brother Ifeanyi or Brother Amankem? If we are the people that called you, then you will now follow us and obey us. But if it is the word of God that called you into this place, any time he is speaking through any of his servants, you will always take that word, because that is the person that called you into this Church.
19.      If that person that called you, turns round and call you a crook (criminal), does not he know you? Can he lie? Why then must you be offended? Because you have rejected him as the Headstone. He has every right, like a woman that came to him one day and he said, “Woman, things that are made for children shouldn’t be giving to dogs. She replied, where else would I go? You are my head. Call me dog, I still need deliverance.” For that was the main thing the woman was looking for.
20.      She did not turn round to say, “It is because I came here; do not mind that man they call Jesus of Nazareth. I do not know what he is calling me. If he does not want to deliver me, I will go away”.
21.      Joining the Pharisees cannot help you, your condition will remain the same. You have no alternative than to be subject to that head. Because Colossians 1:18 said that he (Christ) is the Head of the Church. If you come here tomorrow and all the ministers turn round, before you know it, you see the pastor wearing agbada (one thousand five) and apostle with big shirt and big seat, and we invite one man who will be saying, poverty is a curse! Poverty is a curse! We must prosper, no matter the way you take it, a child of God must prosper.
22.      Do not be surprised that somebody may be happy. But a true child of God will turn around and say, this is not he that called me from the beginning. Are you getting me? What will make us to recognize the gathering of the Bride and the person that is in that body is that they will have the word as their Headstone.
23.      Remember he said that we are lively stones. So, you can finish the rest of the verses when you get home. I want you to hear these prophecies that have now fulfilled in our day. “Christ is the head, the true stone of God, the true word, and the Bride is the body.
24.      Did you notice that the great seal is the pyramid? It never had the capstone, it never had the word of God (the head joining with it), all these ages they fell away from the Faith.
25.      LET ME TELL YOU; I WANT TO GIVE YOU A SHOCKING REVELATION NOW. THROUGHOUT THE TIME THE CHURCH FELL AWAY FROM THE FAITH, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A RECORD THAT GOD CALLED APOSTLES AND TRUE PROPHETS ON THE SCENE UNTIL THIS END-TIME.
26.      MARTIN LUTHER WAS JUST ROMAN CATHOLIC PASTOR (CATECHIST) WHO GOD LATER USED. JOHN WESLEY WAS A SUNDAY-SCHOOL TEACHER. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A MINISTRY OF MEN THAT WAS AUDIBLY HEARING FROM GOD, LIKE WE ARE HAVING IT NOW.
27.      It is in our day that the word of God has joined again with the Church. Thus we are back to the apostolic days. We are back to the acts of the Holy Spirit. So, that by the time you willfully leave us, you will then know where you are heading to.
28.      When you willfully leave the Faith, we do not prevent anybody from leaving this local assembly, we do not do it. But we warn every man never to leave the Faith, because we know that there is no other Faith. If we permit you to go to Abuja now, we know that there is no two doctrines there, you must find yourself where the Faith is being professed. 
29.      NOW, WATCH, THE PYRAMID NEVER HAD A CAPSTONE. WHY? BECAUSE IT WAS REJECTED. THE CORNER STONE THAT HELD THIS BUILDING IS A KEYSTONE. AND THE CORNER STONE IS THE PYRAMID (CAPSTONE). NOW, THIS KEYSTONE WAS REJECTED. THE BODY OPERATES THROUGH THE HEAD AND THE HEAD IS THE WORD.
30.      THE SPOKEN WORD, PAGE 35- 37: “THE KEY GIVING ME BY THE LORD WHEREBY I WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THE MESSENGER FOR EACH DAY IS THE MOST SCRIPTURAL ONE. IN FACT, IT MIGHT BE CALLED THE KEYSTONE OF THE BIBLE. IT IS THE REVELATION THAT GOD NEVER CHANGES AND HIS WAYS ARE UNCHANGEABLE AS HE IS.”
31.      HEBREWS 13 VERSE 8, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” KJV.
32.       IN THESE LAST DAYS, THE TRUE BRIDE CHURCH, CHRIST’S SEED, WILL COME TO THE HEADSTONE AND SHE WILL BE THE SUPER CHURCH AS SHE NEARS HIM.
33.      THE BRIDE WILL BE SO MUCH LIKE HIM THAT THEY WILL BE EVEN HIS VERY IMAGE. THIS IS IN ORDER TO BE UNITED WITH HIM. THEY WILL BE ONE; THEY WILL BE THE MANIFESTATION OF THE WORD OF THE LIVING GOD.
34.      This is the prophecy of William Branham in the Holy Ghost: “FROM A LITTLE GROUP OF THE TRUE SEED OF THE WORD, GOD WILL PRESENT CHRIST IN THE BRIDE.” Did he say, in the denomination? Did he say from a large group? From a little group that has chosen the word of God as their head, God will raise the Bride.
35.      You can now see why it is happening the way it is happening. Anybody that is not ready to take the word, there is no room for compromise, you must leave the Church. Because you did not call me, I did not call you. It is the word that called us, and that word dictate what we must do and what we must say.
36.      If he checks my business, why should I get offended? If he checks the way I talk, why must I be offended? If he checks my habit, why must I be offended? If I am offended and continue to be offended to the extent of speaking blasphemous things, it goes to show that I am not part of him.
37.      If the ministration that God gave us in the morning does not help anybody to know that we are back to the days of the Apostles, I wonder what else that can help us.
38.      The Apostles never had any other head but the word of God. Whoever we are, He does not respect persons. And yet, at this hour, at this stage, people are still appearing disobedient to Him. They are still rebelling against Him. 
39.      No wonder the Spirit said, he has gone into the waters, and I gave him only a wound. But it is there in the midst of the people. I do not have another head. Whatsoever He chooses let Him do with me.
40.      Let him rebuke me, let Him chastise me, let Him charge me any way he wants, He is my owner. What else have I? I will be a condemned man any day I leave His Presence.          

SECTION TWO
 16 Secrets of Retaining Your Sanctified Estate
 Preached On
3rd October 2000
(APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA
THE SON OF MAN
“THE SUPREME INTELLIGENCE”)

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YOU MUST ALL HAVE VINE—BRANCH RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
You may even go from house to house, you may even open up consulting centers. Do not think that everybody will take this condition because he that is accustomed to doing evil, can he do good? Even in the land of the upright he will do evil.
2.           I have told you that not all that come into this fellowship are children of God; and not everybody that you see in the Church came for eternal life. Some came in this fellowship with another motive. I am telling you God’s truth.
3.           And whatever you have come to fellowship for is what you are going to get. If you come into the fellowship for eternal life, surely you must get eternal life; and all that are necessary for eternal life, that you must do.
4.           I am telling you God’s truth, because no commandment will be grievous provided it is from the mouth of Christ; it shall be my righteousness if I shall obey it. Why not go back to the message, “WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL BE MY RIGHTEOUSNESS?” Who knows?  
5.           We want to look into the scriptures to see things we must follow if we must remain in this sanctified condition. If anybody tells you the condition of staying in the Faith, he will as well supply you with all the necessary equipments needed for you to stay in this Faith. He will provide you with everything, for if he does not do it, one day you start going to Main Market Onitsha to make both ends meet. But both ends can never meet now. Before you know it, it will be: “I nearly die”.
6.           Thus, in as much as we are not trying to lavish our time, I will take the thing one by one trusting God that you will catch me along the way. Bear with me in my foolishness because I am not a wise man. However, I believe I will be wise in the end. Let me sound foolish today but in the end let me be wise.
7.           My topic is Sixteen Secrets of Retaining Your Sanctified Estate. If there is any message that you will lay in your heart or write boldly in your heart, I think it is this message. We have attained our sanctified condition by his Grace.
8.           God helping us, if we remain in this Faith doubting nothing, nobody will miss the catching away of the saints. Because I believe we have fully repented. We have changed our views, we have changed our minds, we can now appreciate what God has for us: God’s eternal purposed for us. What he has purposed for us is that of good and not of evil. We can now appreciate it.
9.           In short, we can now worship God in the right way, having no burden of sin because the Law has been rolled away and now we can believe everything.
10.        Now, number one step we must take to retain our sanctified condition. I numbered it to see whether it will help somebody. Sin is unbelief. Don’t you know that? The Prophet said that we should make this ministry so simple that even infants can understand.
11.        Number one step we must take: “YOU MUST ALL HAVE VINE—BRANCH RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.” If we do not want God to destroy us, we want to remain in this sanctified condition, we must have what I call “Vine”.
12.        Note it, V.I.N.E; vine and branch relationship with Christ. This is number one. You know what vine and branch relationship is all about: Mother and child relationship or father and son relationship.
13.        St. John chapter 15 verses 5 and also verse 7, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” KJV.
14.        I am the vine, ye are my branches. He that abideth in me, the same will bring forth much fruits and the fruits will remain, for without me you can do nothing. But if you detach yourself from me, surely you will end it in the fire, because even your fruits will ripen too early and then wither away, and your place will be completely forgotten.
15.        Have you not noticed a deceased branch of an orange tree, once that branch is deceased, if you are a good gardener, all you have to do is to cut it off, for if you allow deceased branch to remain in the body, there are too many ants that will spread that decease upon the whole tree. The entire tree will be completely infected and that will be a complete havoc.
16.        Thus, you cut it off. And once it is cut off, its position is no longer remembered, it is forgotten completely. Where will it end? In the fire. That’s all.
17.        If a branch brings forth fruits, its fruits will remain alive as long as the branch remains in the body. But if it happens to be that the wind comes and pushes the branch down, what will happen? Few days, the fruits will decay.
18.        Hence, number one secret of retaining ourselves in our sanctified estate is to maintain this Vine-branch relationship with Christ. MAKING SURE THAT YOU ARE STRONGLY CONNECTED TO THE GODHEAD AT ALL TIMES. Making sure you are not a loosed feather in the body of a chicken or hen. You should be firmly fitted to the tree (the Tree of Life/ Holy Ghost), because it is from that tree that you draw your nourishment.
19.        The branch draws its nourishment from the tree. Is that not the truth? Where does the branch derive its food? From the body. When you cut down a tree, it will fall together with the branches, but when you cut off a branch, the body will remain where it is. I do not know whether you are understanding what I am saying.
20.        As a result, when you think that you are so important and you think that you can exist alone; your place will be easily forgotten very soon, because without me you can do nothing. After all, you were not in this Faith before, you did not know anything about this Faith, whether it is white or black, you did not know.
21.        You were even in darkness thinking that you were doing God a service; you did not know that you were serving diverse spirits and diverse lords. You hadn’t this Faith before. Can your eyes now open more than He that opened your eyes? You now want to know greater than your Teacher, no, that’s where we make grievous mistakes.
22.        Note it again, number one step we must take is to make sure we maintain this strong link. It should not be porous at all. No gaps because once there is a little gap, the wind can just attack in there and then pull you out. Even, you can be deceased in that gap. Once there is a gap between you and Christ, there is a problem there, because sin creates separation.
23.        The only thing that will separate you from the Godhead is unbelief, wrong behaviour, when you are no longer fixing your eyes upon Christ; you are no longer seeing him as your Leader and your Instructor Whom you are bound to obey by day and by night. Because He that called Him, called Him alone. He did not call Him and call you. He called Him and the Man (the Anointed One) then called you.
24.        God called Jesus, sent Jesus, gave him His Spirit and he became God Himself. Peter was in the world before Jesus came, Peter was not an apostle. James and John were there, they were nothing. It was Jesus that called Peter an apostle, called James an apostle, called John an apostle, called Matthew an apostle.
25.        Now, because Jesus the Christ was an Apostle Himself, can Peter rise up now to say, “Well, apostle is apostle”? Peter did you call Jesus? You call Jesus’ name, what were you? You were ordinary fisherman.
26.        I am coming to something. Jesus The Christ said, “I am the vine and you are my branches. If you must remain alive, you do not want to die, abide in me and then you will bear fruits and your fruits will remain. Not ordinary fruit, you will bear much fruits, for without me you can do nothing.”
27.        And as far as I, Apostle Peter Odoemena is the True Vine and you are my branches, the fruits I will be bearing as the Original Tree (the Tree of Life), the main tree from where you took off, will it differ from your own fruits?
28.        You see, this is why it is very necessary for us to close every gap, because there is One we are commanded to fix our eyes on. If you read First Corinthians chapter 11, St. Paul said, “Follow me as I follow Christ”. In other words, fix your eyes on me. Whatever you see me do, do it.
29.        That was what we heard in the beginning: “If I teach anything and it is very hard for you to understand, you do not know what to do there,” he said, “Relax your mind, do not kill yourself.”
30.        Now, I will give you the remedy, whatever I do, do it. That is exactly what God is requiring from you. Whatever you see Me doing, do it. That is exactly what God is requiring from you that hour. If I preach a message you cannot understand, watch me put it into action. Then, don’t bother yourself again. The fruit I will be bearing will be exactly the same you will be bearing.
31.        However, when you detach, you perish together with whatever you may call your fruits, because they will be totally unprofitable and useless. Maintain close ranks with your Guide, the Masterpiece, that’s number one step.
32.        That was why the Prophet in his own message put it this way that, you can never know Him or come closer to Him until you see Him face-to-face. You cannot come closer until you see Him face-to-face. Maintain close ranks.
33.        IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THE INSTRUCTION OF YOUR LEADER, WHAT DO YOU DO? YOU MAINTAIN CLOSE RANKS. YOU CLOSE RANK WITH THE LEADER SO THAT WHEN HE GIVES INSTRUCTION, YOU WILL HEAR IT. IF YOU STAY TOO FAR AWAY FROM THE LEADER, THE COMMANDER IN THE BATTLEFRONT, YOU ARE GOING TO PERISH.
34.        When he says, “Shoot!” People will start shooting, and before it will get to you, you will hear, “Shout!” It may sound, “Hey, hey, hey,” when the instruction says “shoot!” As it continues passing down the line, some people will distort it.
35.        Before it gets to you, because you are not maintaining close rank, you will be hearing shout, shout, shout! But I hope the Tree (The Resurrected Body) is well positioned. He is positioned in the midst of the Garden where everybody will have access to Him, except the heathens, because there is a flaming sword revolving around that Tree, making it impossible for heathens to come close.
36.        Verse 7 of that same place we read, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you…”
37.        WHAT A WONDERFUL PRIVILEGE! WHEN YOU CLOSE RANKS WITH CHRIST, YOU MAINTAIN THIS VINE—BRANCH RELATIONSHIP, an INSEPARABLE RELATIONSHIP, BECAUSE YOU ARE DERIVING YOUR LIFE FROM HIM. REMEMBER, HE IS NOT DEPENDING ON YOU BUT YOU ARE DEPENDING ON HIM. HE DOES NOT NEED YOU BUT YOU NEED HIM.
38.        AS LONG AS YOU ARE THERE FIRMLY FITTED, ASK WHATEVER YOU WILL, YOU WILL GET IT. I DO NOT KNOW IF THERE IS ANY PROMISE IN THE BIBLE GREATER THAN THIS. I do not think there is any promise in the Bible greater than this. Amen.
 
2
BELIEVE IN THE MESSENGER OF YOUR DAY

Remember the teaching. I do not want to go evangelical too much. Number two step; “BELIEVE THE REVEALED WORD OF GOD FROM THE MESSENGER OF YOUR DAY, VINDICATED BY GOD EVEN IN YOUR PRESENCE.”
2.           THERE CAN NEVER BE A MESSENGER WITHOUT A MESSAGE. HOW WOULD YOU KNOW YOUR DAY IF THERE IS NO MESSENGER SENT? IF THERE IS WAR, HOW DO YOU KNOW IF NO ONE IS SENT TO GIVE THE SIGNAL?
3.           THUS, IT IS YOUR DUTY TO WELCOME THE MESSENGER GOD HAS SENT IN YOUR DAY TO COME AND SHOW YOU WHAT IS REQUIRED OF YOU BY ALMIGHTY GOD.
4.           That was why, Jesus the Christ explained the matter when they asked him a question, “What shall we do that we may work the work of God?” He said, “Believe in Him whom He (God) has sent’’.
5.           WHEN YOU BELIEVE THE MESSENGER, YOU HAVE BELIEVED THE MESSAGE AND YOU HAVE BELIEVED HE THAT SENT HIM. BUT WHEN YOU REJECT IT FOR ANY REASON AT ALL, YOU HAVE REJECTED HE THAT SENT HIM, YOU HAVE ALSO MISSED THE MESSAGE FOR YOUR DAY. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU HAVE NOT RECOGNIZED YOUR DAY.
6.           The Messenger of your day holds the message of your day. He is holding your salvation. When Jesus the Christ appeared on the scene and they wanted to continue with John the Baptist, did they know they were erring? They did not know. Because John the Baptist was no longer the Messenger of their day. It has changed hands.
7.           When Moses gave way, some people wanted to continue with him anyhow, by-passing the salvation of their day. The same way it has been in every dispensation.
8.           Now, this is the Bridal Dispensation. We are back to the Word, we are back to the Urim and Thummim. HE THAT WILL COME WITH A MESSAGE STRAIGHT UNTO THE BIBLE AND THEN, THAT WILL GO ROUND THE WHOLE WORLD IN NEWSPAPER FORM, IN PRINT FORM IS ALREADY WITH US. WE ARE FEEDING FROM THE MANNA (HEAVENLY MANNA, FRESH MANNA).
9.           In other words, you MUST believe the revealed Word of the Messenger of your day. You must believe your day and its message. Stop walking in the glare of other ages. We are no longer in William Branham’s age, and we are not in Laodicea.
10.        Anybody walking in Laodicea is walking in blindness because he does not know where he is. That is why I love the question that end-timer asked.
11.        He said, “I became interested because no man can impersonate this supernatural Halo”. Prophet William Branham, we said that he is our Angel Messenger and so on, he showed us Supernatural Halo and we saw it, God vindicating Himself with Halo, what do you stand for? What is your message? I do not want to miss my day and my message”.
12.        He is a wise man because he knows what the Prophet said about such a thing. Because the coming of a man marks the end of the other. Can the two be on the scene together? No! What is more, he knew there was a message coming, for once there is a sign, there is a Voice following the sign and it must be scriptural.
13.        Now, we must believe the Revealed Word from the Messenger of our day if we must live. Do you know the written word of God is not the original seed? The Spoken Word has remained the Original Seed. And who owns the Spoken Word of your day? He whom He (God) has sent.
14.        Thus, whatever you call the Voice of God for that day is in the mouth of He who He has sent. For whosoever God sends speaketh the Word of God. The Spirit of God is upon him without measure.
15.        John chapter 2 verse 22, “When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.” KJV.
16.        When that thing which was told them—which they had already forgotten—came to pass, they then reconnected themselves. Then they believed Jesus Christ, they believed the scriptures, they believed Jesus the Christ and the words he had spoken unto them because  they recognized their day, then they acknowledged him as the Angel Messenger of their day.
17.        Remember the topic: “The secret of retaining your sanctified estate or condition.” The secret, you must believe the Revealed Word, the revealed scriptures that have come to you from your Messenger God has given to you in your own day. That is all; for it shall be unto you your righteousness in the sight of God if you shall hear and obey.   
18.        St. John chapter 8 verse 31. “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him…” they did not doubt him. “…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.” KJV.
19.        If you continue in my Word, then are you my disciples indeed. Was he referring to the unbelievers? The Bible said that it was for the Jews that believed him. And believing in him means believing in He that sent Him. Then they recognized that He was the Angel Messenger giving to them. They have recognized their own day and its own message
20.        When you recognize that Messenger and you believe that Revealed Word that comes out of His mouth, stand there for it shall be your sanctification, it shall be your righteousness and holiness.  
21.        REMEMBER THAT WE ARE TREATING SECRETS OF RETAINING YOUR SANCTIFIED ESTATE, WHAT YOU DO AND BE SANCTIFIED. If you want to be in this most holy Faith, look at what is required of you, Q.E.D. I continue.
22.        Number three, “BE PERSISTENT IN FAITH IN CHRIST.” Be persistent, remain steadfast, doubting nothing. Do not go to the right, do not go to the left. Continue, come what may. In life and in death, continue. If we live, it is for Christ alone; if we die in Him, there is great gain.
23.        Be persistent in the Faith of Christ which He has handed over to you and said, “Have not the Faith of Christ, the Lord of hosts with respect of persons.” And this Faith is the one we have received which can never compromise with any other Faith. He said, be persistent, continue in it by day and by night. Do not waiver.
24.        Faith doubts nothing. Once doubt sets in, faith vanishes. I can use one scripture or two, knowing that there are masters in our midst, rabbis, who will help me to know and to read plenty scriptures, to hand down this message in the language where everybody will understand.
25.        I am giving guideline and creating jobs for ministers, because we almost came to a point where nobody could preach any other thing than Grace, Grace, Grace as if this is not Grace. This is Grace; this is the wholesome doctrine of Grace itself. Grace in its entirety. This is the truth about Grace. You were holding Grace without the truth, but this is the truth about Grace.
26.        St. Luke chapter 9 verse 62, “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. KJV.  
27.        The kingdom of God is the Church. The Kingdom of Heaven is the Church; it is the House of God. Have I not revealed it in the Bible? Didn’t you hear it on Sunday? Anybody holding the plough and he is looking back, is not worthy of this Kingdom.
28.        In other words, if your mind is biased, if you are not yet rooted, grounded and settled, if you are not convinced, you are not sure, you are not holding firm to the head, you are not worthy of this Kingdom.
29.        Thus, you must be persistent. Persistent means, continuing and abiding in the Faith—persistent faith. Persistent, come what may, come rain, come sunshine. Even if others will draw back, remain there!
30.        We are going down gradually. I used much time to form a little background, planning to stir up pure minds in everybody. I hope it is not in vain?
31.        Number four of the secrets of retaining your sanctified estate: “SET YOUR AFFECTION ON THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE.” Set your affection on things that are above. Do not allow worldly things to give you sleepless nights. Once your attention diverts to the things that are earthly, surely you will be swallowed up.
32.        Colossians chapter 3 verses 1 through 2. “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. KJV.
33.        Put your affections, ministers, when you will be coming to the Pulpit, use different translations for them to see and get the meaning thereof.  When you fix your affection on things that are above, surely nothing will move you from your sanctified estate.
34.        First John chapter 2 verse 15. These scriptures have vanished away from our ears. Things you must do and remain in your sanctified condition.
35.        Sunday First October, 2000, in the message titled “The Revelation of the Church of Christ”, we saw that the Church means ecclesiae, called out, separated from the world. That is why we do not follow worldly fashion, we do not go the way of the world, we are in the world of our own and we are one, sitting here, love not the world neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Do not love the world and the things that are in the world. Remember you are living in the world but you are not a part of this world. We are strangers (aliens) here, we are pilgrims.
36.        Number five, “AVOID SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS, BUT LIVE AND TRUST IN CHRIST ALONE.” Avoid self-righteousness, live and trust in Christ alone. I will show you self-righteousness in the scripture.
37.        St. Mathew chapter 5 verse 20, “For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. KJV.  
38.        In other words, our righteousness must exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees. What was their own righteousness? Righteousness of the Law. Righteousness of the Law. Remember Law is not of faith and faith is not of Law. Law walketh by works, Grace walketh by Faith. Is it not Bible? It is Bible.
39.        Romans chapter 10 verse 1 through 4, “Dear brothers, the longing of my heart and my prayer is that the Jewish people might be saved. I know what enthusiasm we have for the order of God, but it is misdirected zeal.
40.        For they do not understand that Christ have died to make them right with God, instead, they are trying to make themselves good enough to gain God’s favour by keeping the Jewish laws and custom. But that is not Gods way of salvation…”
41.        That is not God’s way of salvation. When you obey Jewish Laws as the way of becoming righteous in the sight of God, the Bible called it, “self-righteousness”.
42.        Thus, anybody in this Faith of Christ trying to go back to the Ten Commandments of Moses as a way of remaining in his or hersanctified estate, you are out of the way. Can you now see that they do not know Grace more than you? There is no way you can see contradiction in this Faith. I say, no contradiction at all.
43.        Verse 4, “…they do not understand that Christ Jesus…….everything they are trying to get by keeping his laws. He ends all that. KJV.
44.        When you have faith in Christ, you do not bother of keeping Jewish Laws. The dos and don’ts do not concern you again. Is there any contradiction there? Whatever the Jewish people were calling their righteousness is self-righteousness.
45.        If you read it in living Bible, Romans chapter 8, it said, “It is mechanical righteousness.” Because they were mechanically keeping a set of rules and regulations. Remember what we are treating: Sixteen secrets of retaining your sanctified estate where God has placed you.
46.         Remember He has made us holy in His own eyes and He has asked us to stay there, that is all. Stop running about. Whatever He asks you to do, do it!  Mary commanded the people, “Whatsoever Jesus says you should do, do it. Fix your eyes on him, he is your leader, he is also your instructor.”
47.        The messenger of your day, fix your eyes on Him always, follow His footsteps even on family matters, do not just copy the way He talks, the way He dresses, copy also the way He manages His own family. That is where people shake their heads because they know what they are trying to avoid. Evil men and women there.
48.        Whether you like it or not, you must pattern after my family. I say, whether you like it or not, you must be queried one day. For your sake I decided to marry to lay a perfect example of what family life should be. Amen.
 
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DESIRE TO BE LIKE CHRIST
Remember the topic, 16 secrets of remaining in your sanctified estate. Now we go further. Number six: “TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT THE WILL OF GOD IS ALL ABOUT BEFORE YOU EVER DO ANYTHING”.
2.           Note it, find out the will of God concerning anything you want to do. If you have the desire to do anything, if you are being inspired to do something, if the urge is in you to do something or to say something, please, settle down and find out the will of God about it. For if you do not find the will of God about it, you may end it in death.
3.           You may think God will be pleased in the end, not knowing that God would not be pleased. It may cause your death spiritually and physically. It has happened before. You know the case of Uzzah, that was what killed him. Nadab and Abihu, Korah, too many people have died that way, but this time around, let us consider the scripture.
4.           St. Mathew chapter 7 verse 21. “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. KJV.
5.           HE SAID, “YOU CAN CALL LORD, LORD, LORD, SON OF MAN, SON OF MAN, SON OF DAVID, SING PRAISES, DO EVERYTHING; THEY ARE ALL FINE, I CONDEMN YOU NOT BUT YOU WILL NOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN UNTIL YOU DO THE WILL OF GOD.” FIND OUT THE WILL OF GOD BECAUSE THE WILL OF GOD IS REVEALED IN HIS WORD.
6.           That was why St. Paul was praying that we should have the mind that is in Christ. And my prayer is that you will be fully clothed with the Holy Spirit, so that He will guide you into right action, right decision, right utterances.  A man without the Holy Spirit can even slap God and call it righteousness.
7.           For us to remain in our sanctified estate, number seven, “WE MUST BE TEACHABLE PEOPLE, WE MUST TAKE THE TEACHABLE ROOT, INFANT ROOT, ELEMENTARY ROOT.” Note, I must be teachable. One that is teachable will always say, “Please brother, show me where I am wrong, for no man can see his fault.”
8.           A man examining himself in a classroom will always come first. You can never know your fault my brother. My sister, you cannot see your fault. But if you are teachable, if your Teacher corrects you, you will take it with joy. If your brother corrects you, you will take it with joy. But if you are not teachable, you will always think that you know all things; and that is a deceitful thing. In other words, you are incorrigible.
9.           Job, a humble man of God said, “God, teach me and help me to understand where I have failed”. You must take this teachable root, and this same root, I call it infant root. Unless we become like babies, little, little kids, we cannot be teachable.
10.        It is not easy to teach adult. What are you going to tell him? What is it that he does not know? Before you say anything, he has known where you are heading to. And that boils down to what I have been seeing in the Church for some time now.
11.        A minister will come to the pulpit and read scripture, everybody will give his interpretation. Some will be furnishing him with information from the flock, telling him what he should read and the interpretation of it. You say one statement, they will add over twenty statements. The Church will become a mad group with over one million preachers. I wonder what that would look like in the tape.
12.        How can we then hear from the man who is the angel of the Church that day, who is now taking it from the sacred pulpit? Since you cannot allow us to hear him, we will now withhold the message. We do not know whether we are paying attention to you or we are paying attention to the pulpit; simply because you are Mr. know it all.
13.        Before the minister opens his mouth, you know where he is heading to. This is foolishness. It is unscriptural behavior. God is not the author of confusion. When you are in the pulpit, you are prophesying.  And then we are here hearing what you are prophesying. The people will be in the congregation making a hell of noise.
14.        Some will even be flattering the man in the pulpit until his heart will be aflame and he will be saying things that are not convenient. He will even deviate from the topic he has introduced trying to please the Church by joining them in their jesting and laughing and things like that.
15.        That does not make us free people. It does not mean we should be starchy, no. we should scream, we should jump up, but it must be by revelation when it strikes somebody. That’s what I am saying.
16.        When all of us are talking at the same time, nobody is talking. Thus, Deacons, you are the policemen of the Church, check this spirit. It has engulfed so many people in this Faith. Even those men that make noise from their seats, place them in this pulpit they can never read scriptures because they do not know what the message is all about. They are always distorting facts, every statement will be distorted. He will draw one example from the market, draw one from his yard, which has no bearing with the message that is coming from the pulpit, and his aim is to influence the minister away from the topic he had already introduced so that he will now buy the view of the Church. In other words, the Church will dictate to the minister what he should say. If we come to that point, we perish.
17.        Some will say, “We do not want that, it is not ebeano.” If the message is not ebeano, write it down in a piece of paper, give it to the Deacon, he will take it to the pulpit, you call his attention back. You do not stay there to make noise: “It is not ebeano.” I want to back it up with scripture.    
18.        St. Mathew chapter 18 verse 3. “And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. KJV.
19.        Little children are teachable, they are corrected, they are corrigible, you can correct them, you can instruct them. Even if you are harsh, a little while you see them coming back to you.
20.        Unless we are converted, unless we change our minds, change our views and become like little children; you will say, “Sit down,” he will sit down. You say, “Stand up,” he will stand up. “Go out,” he will go out. Always obeying instruction without grudging, without murmuring, without thinking that he knows more than the instructor. Sixteen steps, sixteen secrets of retaining your sanctified estate.
21.        Number eight: “GET RID OF ALL KNOWN HINDRANCES”. Whatever that may constitute hindrance to you, I do not care what that thing maybe, what will constitute a hindrance to me may not be a hindrance to you.
22.        Remember in this spiritual race, there is going to be stumbling blocks, there must be hindrances here and there, things that will discomfort you.
23.        Any known hindrance along the way, please get rid of it, remove it as long as it is in your power to remove, remove it. If it is anger, remove it. If it is malice, remove it. If it is hatred, remove it. If it is gossip, remove it. If it is blackmail, remove it.
24.        All these things that are not convenient, they are not proper and they do not portray the life of the Kingdom, they are not attributes of Christ whom we are commanded to fix our eyes on, remove these things.  
25.        However, you cannot remove them until you have recognized them. Recognize your own hindrance, then you are in the position to remove it. Can you remove something you do not know? If it is much talking, remove it, for where there are much words, there must be iniquity. The tendency is there for you to tell lies. You may even be a habitual liar, like I can see in so many of you.
26.        I can now tell lies anyhow because it is Grace. But Grace said, “Lie not to one another because you are brethren.” To them that steal, Grace said, “Steal no more. Work with your hands that you may maintain an upright living.”
27.        Grace said, “Have your conversation honest, even with the heathens who we have no access—to those that are without. That’s all. No more, no less. Is there any Law there? That is why it is said, being Christ-like is the way of life. Being Christ-like is a habit, a characteristic, something you are known for.
28.        If Christ appears now, we will see all these attributes manifest. If he is our Leader and our Instructor, we are to pattern after Him. The Bible said that Christ went about doing good and having favour with all men. He did not go about doing evil. And what was that good He was doing? He was always doing the will of the Father who sent him. And what was the will of the Father who sent him? To go about His works and accomplish it.
29.        Did you receive a calling from God? Any vocation from God? To what extent have you accomplished it? When he was still in the temple, he said, “Don’t you know that I should go about my father’s business by now?” And this was the perfect will of the Father for him.
30.        What is the perfect will of God for you as a child of God; as a minister of the gospel, able-minister of the New Testament? What have you discovered to be the will of God for you? Did we receive any commission from God at all? To what extent have we carried out these commissions? Thus, you get rid of all known hindrances.
31.        St. Mathew chapter 18 verse 8, “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. KJV.
32.        Now, another scripture that comes to my mind here is Hebrews 12 verses 1-2, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, KJV.
33.        Is there any race that is set before us? Whatever that will constitute a hindrance the Bible said, “Take it away.”
34.        Number nine: “DECIDE TO BE A GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT OF GOD.” Decide to be a good and faithful servant of God, man and woman alike.
Matthew 25 verse 21. “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. KJV.
35.        Why? Because even in thy access, you were good and faithful to that which was committed into thy hand. If you are good and faithful to that which is committed into thy hand as a married wife, a married man, a spinster, a bachelor, little children, man or woman, no matter your position in the Body, surely God will welcome you joyfully into His Bosom. You will enter into the joy of the Lord because your labour of work must never go unrewarded.
36.        Number ten, “DO NOT TRUST IN MATERIAL POSSESSIONS LIKE RICHES OR WEALTH.” When they lure you against your soul, they would lure you out of the Kingdom of God. But seek you first the kingdom of God and its righteousness, every other thing shall be added unto you.  
37.        St. Mark chapter 10 verse 24, “And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!” KJV.
38.        St. Matthew chapter 6 verse 33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” KJV.
39.        Number eleven. “RESOLVE TO ENTER THE HEAVEN OF REST OR PARADISE BY AND BY, COME WHAT MAY.” Resolve upon yourself that come what may, you will be in the haven of rest, in that Paradise. For there are many that will strive to enter but they will not succeed, because narrow is that way that leadeth to eternal life.
40.        There are many that would like to enter but they will not succeed. You that have entered, resolve you will be there by and by.
41.        St. Luke 13 verse 24, “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” KJV.
42.        Number twelve: “BE ON THE ALERT ALWAYS TO THE SPIRIT OF UNBELIEF AND THE DECEITFULNESS OF SIN.” Be on the alert always to the spirit of unbelief and deceitfulness of sin.
43.        When sin or deceit is operating in you, you may think you are in heaven when you are in Hell.
44.        Hebrews chapter 3 verses 12 through 14, “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
45.        But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end.” KJV.
46.        Always be on alert. Rat does not eat something whose owner is on the alert. He that is surrounded by the enemy keeps watch over his life. Since we know that there is a crowd of witnesses, spectators watching us from a stand, be on the alert to the spirit of unbelief. Unbelief is sin. Sinful deceits.
47.        Sixteen secrets of retaining your sanctified estate; number thirteen: “RESOLVE UPON YOURSELF TO OBEY THE MESSENGER OF YOUR DAY AT ALL TIMES.”
48.        Resolve it upon yourself that whatever He asks you to do, you will do it. Because I know that His thoughts for you are the thoughts of good and not of evil to give you the expected end. He cannot be your destroyer. He is sent to come and save you and I. He cannot destroy you and I by and by.
49.        To whosoever you yield yourself to obey, you become his servant. If you sin, you die. If you disobey, you die. Disobedience is sin. Romans chapter 6 verse 16, “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” KJV.
50.        Who is your master who you have decided to obey? Are you making Christ your Master today? Is there anybody that is meant to guide you home who had the Word of eternal life in him?
51.        Number fourteen: “WE MUST FOLLOW PEACE WITH ALL MEN.” If we must abide in this condition God has placed us, follow peace with all men. No exemption. As far as it lyeth within your reach, live peaceably with all men. Our God is not the author of confusion but of peace.
52.        Hebrews chapter 12 verse 14, “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” KJV.
53.        Number fifteen: “DO NOT CONFORM TO THIS WORLD, DO NOT PATTERN YOUR LIVES, YOUR CONDUCTS, UNDER THE LIFESTYLE OF THIS PRESENT WORLD FOR THAT WILL BE UNGODLY.”
54.        Remember you were called out of this sinful world into a Holy Kingdom. You are no longer living in the Kingdom of Darkness. Do not conform yourselves to the dictate of this present world. If they are walking to the left, walk to your right. When they go to the right, go to the left.  If  you become a friend of this world, you make yourself God’s enemy.
55.        Romans chapter 12 verse 2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” KJV.
56.        Finally, number sixteen: “DESIRE TO BE LIKE CHRIST.” Make it your whole objective. You know some people do not desire to be like Christ. Desire to be like the firstborn among many brethren. Let it be your desire at all times. And when you are desiring it, surely God is going to grant it because it is in line with his perfect will. That we should be like him in everything we do.
57.        Romans chapter 8 verse 29, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” KJV.
58.        Romans chapter 6 verses 5: “For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.” KJV.
59.        Be like Christ at all times. Desire it in your heart. We had a Pastor in those days, in the Baptist Church who was speaking grammar and at the same time interpreting. I do not want to go like him.
60.        Psalms 17 verse 15, “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.” KJV.
61.        As for me. Can somebody say, “As for me, As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be established when I awake, with thy likeness.”
62.        My brethren, with these few vital Words of the Holy Ghost, I hope by His Grace, you are strongly established in this your sanctified condition. My prayer is that you meditate on these things.
63.        Meditate on these things, as we can see that they are good in His sight and fulfill His perfect will for His Church. May God bless you all. Remain in your sanctified estate.
64.      On this note, I say remain in your sanctified estate, remain blessed in Him eternally. Amen.