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OUR FATHERS DID NOT GET THE LAND BY THEIR POWER (VOLUME TWO)

Preached on Thursday 12TH NOVEMBER, 1998 At THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD ONITSHA By APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN “THE SUPREME INTELLIGENCE” “Truth has no substitute ©BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY WORLD-WIDE

Nobody can avoid the Son of Man. If you avoid my face while you are alive, you will see my face in death. Believe it if you can…
-The Son of Man
EXAMINE YOUR FAMILY LIFE. PG. 3 

I have been thinking, I have been wondering, trying to find out the offence the Church will commit and become abominable in the sight of God. Do you know that no nation played
woredom more than the people of Israel? No nation is as stiff-necked, heart-hearted and stubborn more than the people of Israel. Yet, that is God’s own nation, the apple of God’s eyes.
God made a credible statement saying, “Even if a woman can forsake her suckling baby, far be it from Me if I can forsake My people”. That which Israel did not attain because they were stubborn, stiff-necked and heartless; they were obstinate but election purchased it for them. Is that right?
If election purchased it for Israel, how can your strength purchase it for you? How can your power purchase it for you? What then makes you elect according to His foreknowledge? Whatever gave a Jew a place in Christ is what will give the Gentiles a place in Christ and it is nothing but election. –The Son of Man
(RETAIN THE JOY OF Your SALVATION IN CHRIST, PP 70 verses 13-18)

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GOD WILL SAVE ALL THAT BELONG TO HIM

There is this man; his wife has no information of his whereabouts. All she knew was that her husband was arrested and dropped in Lagos. His wife could not see him again.
2.           One day, our brother being a village member, after discussing with him, met his wife in one shop and preached to her.
3.           Last two weeks, the man was called for execution. As he was sharing the testimony of what he passed through, he said that they released fire (several bullets) on him but those bullets could not enter his body.
4.           They tried all they could to get him killed, nothing worked. They wondered what was happening around him. They put him into the cell. While he was in the cell, he had an Angelic visitation.
5.           He said that he saw a man, an Angel coming to him. That this man was a black man. And when this Angel came in, he said that Christ is here on earth. He was saying like somebody in vision that Christ is here on earth.
6.           He said, “Though I do not know where He is but I am sure He is not a white man, He is a black man.”  What is more, He said that He that appeared to him was short and dark in complexion.
7.           In addition, he said that before he knew it, the man (Angel) started preaching a message to him. That no person would be saved under the law. He said that it is only the Grace of God that would save anybody and that there was nothing like payment of tithe.
8.           And he was saying that that message was the last trumpet to sound. He said that what he could understand was that the Angel was commissioning him to carry on with the Message of Grace.
9.           When he was released from cell, he started preaching the Message of Grace from place to place. The man seemed to be an end-timer judging from the name of people like Apostle Kelechi, Brother Amamkem, etc, he was mentioning.
10.        His wife asked him to go to Zone Three, that he would see a Church there. Then, the man gathered all his children and came here last Sunday sharing these testimonies.
11.        That while he was here last Sunday, he started hearing the same message from the Angel being preached here and backed up with scriptures. He marvelled when the same message of last trumpet the Angel revealed to him was lifted up and shown to him.
12.        The man also saw the message where everything about Tithe was mentioned. The man was told that the essence of the Angel revealing those things to him was to point him to a Church he would identify with.
13.        The man said that for the past twelve years, he was in the End-Time, he had tried to open a Church with up to four branches but abandoned them because of the way things were going on and other people took over the Church.
14.        He said that he continued to manage life with his wife until he entered into that problem that landed him into the cell.
15.        He was asked whether he would recognize the Angel that appeared to him in the cell physically; he said he would recognize the Angel even though it had been a long time the Angel appeared to him.
16.        He said that he needed no interpreter to tell him that he is in the right place. The man was very happy. He said that he would come to the Church with his entire family next Sunday. So, brethren, this is my testimony.
17.        God bless you Church. God will save all that belong to Him, all that are saveable. All that cannot be saved, there is nothing anybody can do to change God’s programme.
18.         Jacob I love, Esau I hate. There is no scripture since that day till the end where God said, “I have changed my mind.”
19.        The Bible said, “Although, he sought it with tears.” With this testimony, you can see that God knows what He is doing.
20.        When our brother Umezulike and Ernest came yesterday, we heard testimony like that. They were talking about their experiences in Lagos.
21.        I told them, “I know what you are talking about; the way you saw it was the way it happened.” The fact that I came to Lagos twice and was greeted with joy. They expected Me to come to Lagos to preach the way I preached at Abuja.
22.        When I opened My mouth and started talking, our brother shouted and said, “This is Lagos ’98.” It is truth and I believe it without divided mind. I may even stay some days after.
23.        I heard that the man is an artist and that he has drawn something that was revealed to him. I knew that something was behind the picture that was presented and what he drew became the same thing.
24.        If you are such a person, what will you do? God can bring His message across in diverse ways. There is a message that is boiling like water in My heart here.
25.        I believe that the Church is now at Kadesh-Barnea. But after Kadesh-Barnea, what next? What is the distance from Kadesh-Barnea to Canaan? Must we meet another country after Kadesh-Barnea before we enter Canaan?
26.        I am saying that after Kadesh-Barnea, the next thing is showdown. And showdown will usher all of us into the air. I know that very well.
27.        After all, the Holy Ghost told us that this message won’t last long. That this Message of Grace will not last long. It is grace that has brought us thus far. And this grace will lead us home.
28.        In the message, “The beginning and Ending of Gentiles Dispensation”, the Holy Ghost said, “This message will continue until we go into rapture.” In other words, our journey started from that day.  Amen.



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KNOWN UNTO GOD ARE ALL HIS WORKS...
Now that I am permitted to say few words to you, I will read two scriptures and then rest My mind there.
2.           First, I have to show you the Acts of the Apostles, chapter fifteen, verse eighteen: “Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.” KJV.
3.           Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world. When our names were written in the Book of Life, it is not today.
4.            We are not among those that say, “Cancel our names in the book of death and write their names in the Book of Life.”
5.           God is not writing any new names. Whatever names He wrote, they were written in the Book of Life before the foundation of the world.
6.           Anybody, whose name is not found written in the Book of Life before the foundation of the world, should be cast into hellfire and he should partake of the second death.
7.           God is not writing new names. If a new baby that will be born in the future is a seed of God, his or her name had been written before the foundation of the world pending the time she will be born. If the names of your parents were written that time, I do not bother to pray for them. 
8.           Even you that are in this most holy Faith, if your name was not included that time, nothing will make your name to be there again no matter how you attend fellowship; after enjoyment, you will perish.
9.           Is there any scripture saying that people have enjoyed and perished? It said, many of them, when they journeyed along, mixed-multitudes perished. But that day when the Israelites separated themselves from the multitudes—a type of separation—then roll call was taken tribe by tribe. You will tell us where you come from.
10.        In case you may look like carton that is used to pack stock fish which smells like stock fish. We will not smell your odour. Don’t you know what we are saying?
11.        If you use carton to pack fish from Norway in a container and it follows the ship back to Nigeria, will it make the carton to become the stock fish? No!
12.        Because it has stayed with stock fish for a long time, when you touch it, it will be smelling like stock fish. Can you cook it in the pot? There is a way you will stay long with children of God, you will look like children of God. What I am telling you is truth.
13.        You have stayed long in the midst of Gods children; you are now walking like children of God.
14.        When people see you, they will call you a child of God. But we know that you are not one of us for there is something we use to identify children of God.
15.        children of God are mad but sensible. You know every child of God is a sensible mad man. If you are a mad sensible person, it will be useful to you. If they have not started calling you a mad person, you do not belong; you will not enter the Kingdom of God. You must be referred to as a mad man.
16.        Jesus was called a mad man, a deceiver. They will accuse you of deceiving the people. They will call you every kind of name. That is a part of your calling. A slave can never be higher than his master. What I am telling you is truth.  
17.        Do not wait to be called a gentle man like Paul Nweke. A clergy man cannot make it. If you like, be up-right and self righteous. Yourself righteousness is useless nonsense. God does not want to know about how self righteous you are.   
18.        Deuteronomy chapter 9, I want to read few verses from there before we pray. I want to halt something. I am saying, I want to bury something.
19.        I want to publish the obituary to every deceitful work of the enemy because it is a distraction of attention. It is antics from the devil. We know more than that.
20.        Deuteronomy chapter 9, verse 23-25. “Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-Barnea,”
21.        Note where the Lord sent them.
22.        “...Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-Barnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice. Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.
23.        Thus I fell down before the LORD forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first; because the LORD had said he would destroy you.”
24.        Kadesh-Barnea is Judgement Seat, Judgement Seat to the world and it is grace to the Church. And that grace which is to the Church, is also a sort of judgement; for the Bible says, “Judgement will start in the house of God.”
25.        If you do not know what the city of Kadesh-Barnea means, come to us and we will explain to you. When the Israelites journeyed to Kadesh-Barnea, hunger and hardship vanished, sickness vanished; they began to prosper.
26.        Those who could not pay house rents before were able to pay house rents. Those that could not get houses, got houses. Some packed from one room to flat. There was jubilation everywhere.
27.         You see, goats and fowls were rushing to that place to drink water because that is the only place there was appearance of water. Every living thing went to that place for survival.
28.        We are now in the Kadesh-Barnea, the only fertile place in a desert where there is a spring of water and there is a super strength there from where other streams are feeding from. We thank God.
29.        We want to support that here, every kind of animal is free to come and drink water. If you are going from here to the desert, because there is no water there, your throat will become dry. Other animals will also thirst for water.
30.        In case you see oasis in the desert, as you are struggling to go there, other living creatures will be going there for their survival because of the water there. All that were sick would get revived there in the oasis. The same way, all that Law removed, grace has restored back. There is no more crying at the altar.
31.        Thus, when you come to the place like that, you gather your last strength for the journey ahead. If we cannot gather strength, there is no way we can enter the Promised Land. Let them know that we have not reached the Promised Land.
32.         The lord said, “Select this number of men, stay here and point the land to them, know that we have not reached the Promised Land. Select these twelve men, the moment they climb to the top of this mountain, they will see that land. They all answered, ‘Yes.’”
33.         These twelve people are to serve as true witnesses, we should wait until you come back but do not allow the people to see you as you enter the land. I want you to see with your eyes the place we are about to enter, the nature of people there that it is better than where we are now. We should get up and start going before we die here.
34.        These twelve people, when they came along the way, they started forming divisions because of grace. They started reasoning among themselves: “We have seen their cucumbers, water melons, other good fruits, this place is better than Kadesh-Barnea.
35.        They reasoned among themselves and said, “Let us go and tell Moses that suffering is not good, that one cannot use hardship to boast with, that we are not prepared to leave this city, that if we should die; that it is better to die in Kadesh-Barnea.”
36.        They did not know that God had heard the decision they made never to leave Kadesh-barnea. The Bible said that they rebelled against God and vowed a vow never to leave that place.
37.        But today, we must leave this place where we are now. There is still evil here, sickness is still here, death is still here. We have not reached our destination point.
38.        THUS, WE do not want anybody that will lead us contrary to the word. This place is a very delicate place.
39.        Moses never left Kadesh-barnea, you are still in a foreign place; you have reached your destination. For that reason, get FOCUSED; do not allow anything to distract your attention. Anything that will bring anger, remove it.
40.        Anything that will bring murmuring and complaining, remove it. It is at this point that murmuring and complaining manifested heavily. All that murmured and complained against Moses, they all perished. Kadesh-barnea is a dangerous place, a place where you will stay and look at your destination point.
41.        Any person that is making a long journey, Who travelled all the way and died at a point he could just watch and see the place he is going, died the most miserable death.
42.        The prophet said that all we have been labouring, that if we are not careful, we may lose them in a moment of time. In a race, where does it pain most? Is it one that fell down at the beginning of the race or one that falls down at the middle point? No!
43.        It is the one that falls down when he is almost at the finishing point that feels the pain most. And one that falls down at that point will not have any strength to get up again. His heart will be filled with sorrow.
44.        Where we now, God does not want anybody after having joy for a long time only to fall down at the end and sorrow bitterly at the end.
45.        Watch the Israelites; they sorrowed bitterly for lack of understanding. God is warning us today to be very careful so that what happened to them in the wilderness will not happen to us. It is towards the end that unbelief came upon them.
46.         They had no faith again to believe that He that was leading them before would be able to lead them to the Promise Land. They forsook God and turned their eyes on Moses, complaining and murmuring.
47.        All that rebelled perished in the wilderness that made Moses displeased God because of the murmuring and the troubles of his people. Kadesh-barnea Is a judgement seat.
48.        Moses was judged at Kadesh-Barnea because of the evils he committed before. Moses ran into trouble with God because of the evils of the people he was asked to lead home. But glory be to God that Moses was the only person that knew God, the only person that could talk to God face to face. Happy are you if you know who Moses is. He that led us to this place is able to lead us home. Amen.




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Our Fathers did not get the land by their power
I want to speak on the message, “Our Fathers did not get the land by their power.” Our fathers did not get it by their own powers.
2.           If we that are in this most holy Faith should get it by our own efforts or powers, it then means we have gotten it in a different way.
3.           The promise God made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is what God used to give our fathers the Promise Land. That promised rest or paradise was promised to Abraham also. The scriptures testified that we are children of Abraham through faith.
4.           Since we are children of Abraham by faith in Christ, whatever that was promised to Abraham shall be ours if we believe in Christ. Whenever God will bless us, He will bless us according to His promises through our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God will not consider any of them.
5.           Let us read scriptures. At Kadesh-Barnea, God sent them outside the city and there, many came back with unbelief and brought a discouraging report! And the hearts of the people were discouraged.
6.           They could not make a step further. So, run away from such discouraging reports, discouraging testimonies, discouraging stories that will make your heart faint. But have only one thing in mind: Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world.
7.            Remember, if you do not belong to God in the beginning, you can never belong to God in the end. If you do not belong to God in the beginning, you can never belong to God at the end.
8.           The only person who is a child of God in the beginning is the only person who can be a child of God at the end.  Not he that willeth or he that runneth but God that showeth mercy.
9.           Psalms 44 verse 1-3 “We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.
10.        For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.”
11.        Our fathers did not get the land because they were mighty. They never got the land that was promise with their strength. Simply because the Lord had favour with them.
12.        The Lord, with His mighty hands, drove out their enemies and led them to the Promise Land. Did they have any basis for boasting?
13.        What the people could not do and God did it, what should we call it? It is simply grace. I am saying that grace gave them the land. Simply because they were privileged to be favoured by the Almighty God.
14.        In other words, they could do nothing without God. If it is the way they got the land, if it is the way God treated our fore-fathers and it come to our own, God said you must do it by your own efforts and human strength, don’t you know that something has gone wrong? 
15.        The Bible said, “We have heard with our ears and our fathers have also told us.” Thus, we believe that their testimonies are true. There is no lie in it.
16.        Hence, if you are saved tomorrow, you cannot say it is because you have done this or that. If the Lord has decided not save you, no amount of labour will cause you to be saved.
17.        Our fathers did not get the Land because they were mighty or stronger than any nation.
18.        Joshua chapter 23 verse 1-5 “And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old and stricken in age.
19.        And Joshua called for all Israel, and for their elders, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers, and said unto them, I am old and stricken in age:
20.        And ye have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto all these nations because of you; for the LORD your God is he that hath fought for you.”
21.        The Lord your God is He that fought for you.
22.        “...Behold, I have divided unto you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, even unto the great sea westward. And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you,”
23.         The Lord your God, He shall expel them from you.
24.        “...and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the LORD your God hath promised unto you.”
25.        Did you notice one thing there? I am saying that Joshua is confirming that testimony. Joshua, we know him as a Leader. If Joshua fought the war, surely, he would have made himself Lord over his own people.
26.        If Joshua had laboured to drive away his enemies, he would have told us. Are you getting what I am saying? If Joshua, as a leader had fought the war, he would have claimed many things for himself.
27.        Joshua knew exactly what happened that he did not labour to fight any battle and that no Israelites fought any war. He knew that God was the one fighting the battle for them. Before they would step their feet on any land, God had already driven the inhabitants out of their land.
28.        Joshua and his people would go to war with machetes, spears, guns, ammunitions, and other things like that. They would not make use of any single one of them. Why? Because God had already fought the battle for them.
29.        Nobody would say he was wounded because he was fighting. They would only proclaim the name of the Lord who was fighting the battle for them.
30.        Any person who found himself in such a condition would only acknowledge that it is grace, grace that did it for him. But when you find yourself in a different condition where you have to labour and exercise your muscle in order to defeat your enemies. At the end of the war, you would have many things to your credit which you can use to boast of.
31.        But where God has fought the battle for you, will you boast of anything if at the end God gives you victory without labouring for it?
32.        I am saying that our fathers did not get the land by their own power, by their righteousness or because they are greater in number. Let us see whether there will be another witness to the truth.
33.        Deuteronomy chapter 3 verse 21- “And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto these two kings:
34.        so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest. Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you. And I besought the LORD at that time, saying...”
35.        Moses had told Joshua in the beginning not to fear anything while he would be passing through those lands that God would deliver them from all troubles, chase away their enemies and give them victory, the same way God would complete the battle for them, that he should put his trust in the Lord doubting nothing.
36.        Do not look at their size or height, just trust the Lord. For the Lord will put fear in them to run away before you step your feet into that land.
37.        “...And I besought the LORD at that time, saying, O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? 
38.        I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon. But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter...”   
39.        The anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses. The Lord said to Moses, “Speak no more about this matter; surely, as long and the Lord lives, you shall not enter the land with these people.” We thank God how they made that journey.
40.        Deuteronomy chapter 9 verse 1- “Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,
41.        A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak! Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them...”
42.        Who will destroy them? The Lord! You see where trouble came upon the Israelites at Kadesh-Barnea? Moses had earlier told them the type of people they would meet on their way to Canaan, the Anakims, “Do not look at their height and great size, the same God that gave you victory all these while will give you victory over them. But put your trust in the Lord.”
43.        Instead of taking God at His word, when they came to Kadesh-barnea; they started saying Grace, Grace. They did not want to go forward again. They started murmuring and complaining as if they were fighting physical battle of power and strength. As if they had been labouring to fight their enemies by their own human powers.
44.        “...Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
45.        Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
46.        Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob...”
47.        God did not give them that land because of their righteousness. God gave them that land so as to fulfil the promise He made to Abraham through Isaac and Jacob. That settles the matter.
48.        When you will enter that promised rest, do not say, it is because of the righteousness, or it is because of the wickedness of that people that God caused you to defeat them and enter the rest. No!
49.        Do not say like that in your heart. Innocent oR guilty, God must surely destroy. God will save anybody He wants to save. Anybody He wants to destroy, He will surely destroy.
50.        Let your righteousness reach heaven, if you have been marked for destruction, you must perish in hell fire.
51.        Let Cain bring everything in the world to sacrifice to God, Cain must go to hellfire. We are not better than people outside. God decided to include us in the number because He wanted.
52.        Do not think that you are in this most holy Faith because you have obeyed God more than others. It is the perfect will of God that we should stay in this faith up till this day. We have never worked in a way worthy of God’s confidence.
53.        Under the Law, we were not worthy of God’s confidence, under grace, the same story. If you know you have worked worthy of God’s confidence, raise up your hand.
54.        If you know you are faithful here, raise up your hand. God is the only faithful God. That is all! If we are faithful, it is because God has covered us with his righteous garment and declared us faithful and righteous.
55.        When our brother was describing us under the power of Holy Ghost, He said that “we are like dustbin that is covered with white garment.”
56.        When you look at us, you will not see the dustbin; you will only see the white garment that is used to cover us. There is nobody that is faithful except Jehovah. Let Me continue a little. Amen.



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IT IS BY FAITH THAT PEOPLE ARE COUNTED RIGHT WITH GOD
Deuteronomy chapter 7 verse 7-12, “The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
2.           But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God,
3.           the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.”
4.           Know who the Lord who you are serving is. If you haTe Him, you are putting your life in danger. He will repay you according to what you have done. You will regret even knowing Him.
5.           That God did not give our fathers the land because they were many. Of all men that liveth on earth, the Bible said, “We are the fewest in number.”
6.           If you check the way we are gathering, we are the fewest in number. If you compare us with the new Churches that are around us, you will see the smallest among them is bigger than us in number.
7.           If you tell somebody that we have stayed for up to twelve years and yet we are still few in number, the person will not believe you.
8.           If salvation should be given based on the number of people in the Church, the Roman Catholics will be number one, Anglican will be number two. But God does not use the number of people to determine salvation. Of all the whole nations, we are the fewest in number.
9.           That God is giving it to us is because He wants to fulfil His promise to our father Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God did not give Abraham conditions to fulfil before the everlasting promise was made. The promise was unconditional.
10.        This promise belongs to Abraham and his children. We are the children of Abraham through our faith in Christ. God has never changed the promise and will never change the promise in our day. This is our own turn, He can never change it.
11.        Jesus said that he came to confirm the promise. Law cannot cancel the Promise. The Bible said that the Law that came four hundred years after cannot cancel the Promise. That settles the matter.
12.        You should try to find out whether you are really a son or daughter of Abraham. All that are walking by faith in Christ are the children of Abraham. Those who are walking by works are under the Law. The Law is not from Christ.
13.        Law and Faith are two opposite. The Bible said, “If the inheritance of the promise is by works, the faith is made of none effect.”
14.        It is by faith that people are counted right with God. Abraham was made right with God by faith. If we are the children of Abraham, we should be called righteous people by faith.
15.        The main reason why Christ came was to deliver those who are under the bondage of Law so that they will be set free. If the Son shall set you free, you shall be free indeed.
16.        Has He set us free? Yes! Why are we working as beggarly elements? Children of Abraham are known for one thing: 
17.        Jeremiah chapter 31 verse 1-3 “At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.
18.        The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.” KJV.
19.        AT THAT time, says the Lord, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be My people. Thus says the Lord: The people who survived the sword found favour in the wilderness [place of exile]--when Israel sought to find rest.
20.        The Lord appeared from of old to me [Israel], saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.” AMP.
21.        AT THAT TIME, says the Lord, all the families of Israel shall recognize Me as the Lord; they shall act like my people. I will care for them as I did those who escape from Egypt, to whom I showed my mercies in the wilderness, when Israel sought for rest.
22.        For long ago the Lord had said to Israel: I have loved you, O my people; with an everlasting Love; with loving kindness I have drawn you to Me.”  LB.
23.        “The Lord says, “The time is coming when I will be the God of all the tribes of Israel, and they will be my people. In the desert I showed mercy to those people who had escaped death. When the people of Israel longed for rest.” GNB.
24.        Verse 2, “Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.” KJV.
25.        They found what? Grace! In other words, all that survived, survived by grace, the whole tribes of Israel. If we are Israel of God today and we survive in this generation, what shall we say at the end? Grace!
26.        I am saying that our fathers escaped the wrath of God simply by grace. God became Lord over them by grace. We should believe strongly the message we have heard: SALVATION IS BY GRACE AND JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH.
27.        When you go to Luke chapter eleven, you will see those God justified by faith. In the book of Hebrews chapter eleven, God testified that Noah found grace before God. Enoch found grace. Check all of them, Abraham found grace, Zerubbabel found grace. Check your Bible, they all found grace.
28.        Now, it has come to our turn, you want Me to find work, it is impossible. In the time of Moses in Exodus chapter thirty-three, Moses said, “God, let me find grace in your sight.”
29.        He did not say work, he did not say law. I am saying that grace of God has come for our own salvation. When grace has not appeared, there is nothing like salvation. Do not mind foolish Peter who was a Jew, who was trying to mix grace. You cannot mix Law and grace.
30.        This one will bring his own opinion, another one will bring his own opinion, gradually like that, they started giving Gentiles some Laws.
31.        St. Paul would go to Jerusalem, they would ask him to carry turtle dove to pay for sacrifice. God is looking for one who will separate grace from law. If you say there is law, we will show you where Law started and where it ended.
32.        In the beginning, there was no Law. In the end, there will be no Law. If you go to the message titled, “Beginning and Ending of the Gentiles’ Dispensation”; in the beginning, God justified them by faith. In the end, He will justify them by faith.
33.        The Law did not come so that people will be set free. The Law came to show people what sin all about. The Law did not come so that people’s sin will be forgiven but came to hold people captive till Christ will come.
34.        Has Christ come? Yes! Any person that is still holding Law when Christ has come, has not received Christ. Any person that is not in Christ, can he receive the promise of God? Not at all!
35.        That is why when we see those things that are used to identify people under the Law in our midst, we will not be happy. Where there is no law, everybody is at liberty.
36.        Fear, is it love? There is no fear in Love. Perfect Love drives all fear. Do we hide anything in this most holy Faith? It is where there is Law that people fear and cannot speak boldly.
37.        Everybody’s heart is free. God has removed the obstacle. Whatever I do, you will understand Me. They were discussing around My yard about the behaviour of some people. One of them said, “They do not behave like children of God.”
38.        How do children of God behave? Let Me tell you the truth. If they do not know Christ, how will they know children of God? Children of God will behave like God because they did not know God, when they saw John the Baptist, they called him devil.
39.        They saw Jesus and called him a glutton. A Pharisee will not recognize God. People of the world will not recognize God. Who will believe our report? It is only the elect. God bless you.
40.        Let us go to the scripture. Romans chapter 11 verse 25-28, “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.
41.        And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
42.        For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.” KJV.
43.        The Jewish people as touching election, they are the beloved for the father’s sakes. But to us Gentiles, wild Olive Tree; I say we are the wild Olive Tree. We are not the original one. We are wild by nature.
44.        By nature, we are polygamists, by nature, we are adulterers, every kind of life is among the heathens. We are heathens by nature but Christ grafted us in as a result of their unbelief. Israel is saved by election, Gentiles are saved by adoption. And God has only but one point of adoption.
45.        God has but one point of adoption. And that one point is in the beloved. You must be called into the beloved. You must be called into the beloved.
46.        The beloved in this age is a link between you and the family of God. Somebody that does not belong to you, you just adopt him and make him your own, restore all your rights and privileges to him as a bonafide member of the family.
47.        That is what we are called in the beloved in whom we have an inheritance. There, we obtain the promise; for without Him, no way. Who is that beloved? He is the one that is standing there where all of you that were at time past afar off, you are drawn near, by His Gospel.
48.        You are in Him, you that were enemies by wicked works; He has reconciled you to the Father. In other words, without Him coming on the scene, we will perish here on earth.
49.        God sent Peter Odoemena and said, “Hear Ye Him.” All that are not called in the beloved should forget about salvation because there is no election in the Gentile.
50.        There is nothing like God saving you for the father’s sake. God is saving you by adoption because you have received and welcome Him whom He has sent.
51.        Numbers chapter 23 verse 19-24, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it?  Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
52.        Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it. He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him...”
53.        There is no transgression in Israel, no iniquity is found in Jacob.  There is no perverseness in Israel, no matter the way you look at it—because they are the beloved for the father’s sakes. 
54.        But as many as are called in Him through the beloved, they are the people that are in the Church. For God has now transferred them from the Kingdom of Darkness into the Kingdom of His Dear Son.
55.        That is why we now call Him Abba Father.  No matter how they accuse you tomorrow, pay no attention. And God will just defend you immediately. Before we go, we will read a popular place.
56.        Zachariah chapter 3 verse 1, “THEN THE ANGEL showed me (in my vision) Joshua the High Priest standing before the Angel of the Lord; and Satan was there too, at the Angel’s right hand, accusing Joshua of many things...”
57.        Accusing Joshua of many things. Who is accusing Joshua? Satan! Does he know God’s way? No! Does he know how a man can be put right with God? No!
58.        “...And the Lord said to Satan...”
59.        Who said to Satan? God! Not even Joshua.
60.        “...I reject your accusation...”
61.        I do what? I reject your accusation.
62.        “...Satan; yes, I, the Lord, for I have decided to be merciful to Jerusalem–I rebuke you. I have decreed mercy to Joshua...”
63.        I have decreed mercy to Joshua. Mercy is grace. I have decreed grace to Joshua and his nation. And his nation, not Joshua alone. Joshua belongs to a nation. All that are members of that nation, they must obtain the same mercy. Were they wearing tattered garments?
64.        Does it concern Satan? No! For there is no iniquity in Jacob. No transgression among God’s people. That is all. The same way, God justified people in those days, is the same way He will justify people today.
65.        Just by faith, believe in Him whom He has sent. Salvation is by grace, not your own works, lest any man should boast. Let us glorify the Lord. Amen.              
66.        On this note, I say remain in your sanctified estate, remain blessed in Him eternally. Selah.