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Saturday, 4 August 2012

MY SALVATION IS NOW IN MY HANDS vol. 1

Preached on 27TH JULY 2014 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

As we wait at the gate of Paradise. Have you found your position in Christ? Do you know what “Mercy Seat” is all about? I am your Mercy Seat, your bus stop; your resting place. Christ is our Mercy Seat.

We are now having the Ark that is not made of wood. Christ is your Mercy Seat, the Anointed One, the Messiah, the Saviour.  As far as I am in your midst, I am
your Mercy Seat.

-SON OF MAN
I AM YOUR MERCY SEAT . PP 121. VS 28, 42-43

Everybody wants to be righteous by works. Nobody is depending on what Christ has done so that he can now be quiet and stop judging other’s actionS. That is why you are not quiet.
God wants real peaceful, quiet environment to exist in every family; So that when He will consider His Bride, surely, He will see a well-adorned Bride that is fully and whole heartedly Depending on Him – the Bride Depending on what Christ had achieved for her and not on what she has contributed or what she will contribute.
The adorning of the Bride is the responsibility of the Bridegroom. I have to dictate the choice of material you put on. The way I want you to appear is the way you are going to appear. After all, you are going to stay with Me, not with any other person.
Any other person is a spectator. At the end of the day, you go home with Me. I have adorned you in a manner that is pleasing to Me. In other words, all these years, God has been aiming at forcing the Bride to agree and submit herself to the point of being completely dependent on the Bridegroom.
–The Son of Man
 (ASSURANCE OF SALVATION. page 35, verse 40-44)
  
Revelation 21:6. “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
KJV.

PRAYER
Our heavenly Father, we have come before you this day, just as we are, hiding nothing before you because you are the creator. You fashioned and designed us in the way you wanted us to be even before the world began. In this glorious dispensation, you permitted us to appear here on earth as human beings bearing your semblance.
2.          Father, we bow down before you, we reverence you, we worship and adore you. We exalt your most holy name, Thou Great Jehovah that ruleth over the affairs of men.
3.          The ever faithful, ever merciful, ever compassionate, the most understanding God, filled with wisdom and accommodation for human weaknesses and imperfections. Who can understand human nature more than the Creator Himself?
4.          Father, we reverence you because of who you are. You are worthy of our worship, worthy of our thanksgiving, with all our hearts we praise you. We say, thank you for all you have been doing, all you are doing, all you will do for us as we journey along. Many have fallen by the way side.
5.          Many have joined their ancestors, but we are still being upheld not by our own power and might, but by your mighty hands, for that is your eternal purpose which you purposed for us before the world began; that at the dispensation of time like this, we shall manifest here on earth as sons and daughters of God, not by our own merit, simply because you designed it to be so.
6.          Father, we will ever remain grateful to you, we will ever remain appreciative. This day, oh Lord your children will gather in all the chosen places of their worship where you have placed your name, confirmed your presence in diverse ways. We plead with you, “May your eyes that runneth to and fro, Father, beam in their fellowship venues this hour”.
7.          Let Thy glory shine upon them, let Thy presence be made manifest in their midst in such a wonderful way that nobody would be left in doubt. Father, we pray thee to move mysteriously in our midst today. Use a human agent you ordained for today to minister life into our mortal souls. Forgive every iniquity among your people.
8.          Lay no charge against any of them. Remember your promise that you are the one that forgiveth all our transgressions and you remember them no more, for you have put them into your own ocean of forgetfulness. You said that as the east is far away from the west, so far have you removed our transgressions for your name sake.
9.          For you knoweth our frame that we are mere dust. Will the Almighty God now begin to wrestle with dust? Far be it from you. For you have earlier made the proclamation that if you will destroy the works of your hand, humans beings you created because of your anger, that the purpose of creating them will be nullified.
10.      We therefore plead with you, we believe you honour your word from generation to generation. May your love and mercy project towards your people everywhere. Save your elect in the four corners of the earth to the utmost.
11.      Peradventure, among us might be some strangers who would like to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob with purity of heart, as they meet your stipulated conditions, Father, save all of them to the utmost according to Thy multitude of mercies. As many as have embraced you in this our own day by believing in him whom thou has sent; Father, let it be unto them their own righteousness.
12.      Today, make it a memorable day, a day we shall never forget while we stay here in this flesh. Revive us, overhaul us; Father, if it is possible, grind us very well, melt us, remold us, fill us with the earnest of Thy holy spirit and grant that we will meet your divine purpose for us as individuals.
13.      Cast us not away from your presence. If you should cast us away, where else shall we go? For there is no safe area in the world again. In you oh God, we have run to for our refuge physically and spiritually. Secure us to the end; that at the end of this life journey, your name alone will stand to be glorified in the midst of the congregation of the saints in Paradise.
14.       Father divine, peradventure, there can be some that are sick; you have been our healer right from the beginning of the world. For you said, “I am the God that healeth thee”, heal all of them according to the multitude of Thy mercies. Even if they are in distant lands, our eyes cannot see them but you know them.
15.      Remember your word, for you proclaimed that you sent forth your word and your word healeth them. Wherever they might be at this very point in time, provided oh God that they are within the boundaries where your love can reach and bless them, I proclaimed all of them healed this very moment!
16.      Let it be according to your word that they may know that thou art the healer and besides you there is no other. Comfort the broken hearted, restore every backslider in the heart, strengthen every feeble knee this day oh God.
17.      Make a glorious and wonderful move, not only here but every place that is called by your name; even those that are worshipping in troubled areas, some in the mountains, some in the valleys, some in the high seas, in the four corners of the earth, wherever they have paused to give praise and glory to your name, visit them there and bless them in the same way you will bless us here today.
18.      Create no room for the devil to operate against your children by distracting their attention from your word, by anointing them with false spirit to disbelieve the truth that will go forth even now.
19.      Lord, no matter how stony that heart has been, penetrate that heart this morning, soften that heart this morning, if it is possible according to the word of prophet Ezekiel, break that stony heart into pieces, replace it with the heart of flesh that will be receptive to your word, for the entrance of your word in the heart of man giveth life, giveth rest, giveth peace.
20.      May your peace that passeth all human understanding, that cometh from above, rest in the hearts of your children as they hear you and obey you.
21.      To your Name oh Lord of hosts belongeth the victory, the glory, the honour, the praise, the thanksgiving, the worship, the exaltation for answering our prayers. Be thou exalted forever and ever through Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.


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HOSANNA TO HE THAT COMETH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD
Remain blessed everybody. We have met Christ face to face. As many as are the children of the prophets, as many as believed the holy scriptures; they know that Christ is nothing but the Anointed One, A Sent One, The Messiah, The Saviour, in whom dwelleth the fullness of the Godhead boldly—the visible representation of the invisible God.
2.           If you go to Amplified version of the Bible, an apostle means a sent one. The prophets explained apostleship better than any other, a sent one. Jesus the Christ was the apostle and high priest of our profession.
3.           Thus, we better be very careful. It is very easy to reject a sent one.
4.           That’s why Jesus the Christ noticed the way people were behaving, reacting towards him, he expounded the message, opening their eyes of understanding to know that whosoever that refuses a sent one for reasons best known to that person automatically has refused he that sent him.
5.           If the President and Commander-In-Chief of Nigeria Armed Forces, President Goodluck Jonathan will delegate any of the ministers to represent him in any occasion in the State or in any country, the refusal of that State or country to welcome, to accord a rousing reception to that President’s representative or envoy, must be recorded in history that the State or the country refused the President of Nigeria, not the individual that was sent as his envoy.
6.           If you cannot understand me while using natural things, I wonder whether you can cope up for the Cloud is already in the camp. THE CLOUD WAS IN THE CAMP BEFORE THE FELLOWSHIP GATE WAS OPENED.
7.           IF THERE HAS EVER COME A TIME WHEN THE SON OF MAN WILL SAY OR REPEAT THE STATEMENT HE MADE WHEN HE WROTE THE GREAT SERMON, IT IS NOW. “I AM NOW IN MY BEST FORM”.
8.           IT IS NOT A NOISE-MAKING FORM. IT IS NOT THE FORM WHERE YOU WILL SAY, “HOSANNA TO HE THAT COMETH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD”.
9.           THIS IS THE TIME WHEN THE WORD WE HEARD IN THE BEGINNING WILL REPEAT. “TUFIAKWA, IF WE KNEW THAT THIS ROAD WOULD BE AS ROUGH AS THIS, NOTHING WOULD HAVE COMPELLED US TO BE ENLISTED IN THIS RACE”.
10.        I want to reassure you though you once know these truths. In every battle, it is fiercest at the time it is about to be determined.
11.        If you watch footballers in a very cracks tournament like some of you that watched Argentines when they played Germany. If you had watched what happened, when the match entered the extra time, they gave very hard tackles.
12.        That was where I praised the courage of the center referee and his two linesmen, because it is not easy to handle an explosive tournament with the eyes of the whole world facing on the three. He knew what he was doing. Things that constituted infringements within the first and second half were completely ignored and it became expensive to Argentina.
13.        The Argentineans were falling up and down even within the penalty box and the referee ignored all. For they were looking for the cheapest way of scoring the goal while the referee was looking for the hardest way of breaking the net.
14.        The cheapest way you can score a goal is through penalty, the referee never wanted it that way. You must crack the hard nut, then eat whatever you see inside the shell. A lazy person, when given a coconut, he will mope at it and throw it away because of the pain he will go through removing the back.
15.        He will say that he doesn’t have the strength to do it, but one who wants to eat and drink the water, well Igbo people said that a lazy man that was given a coconut, after thinking of how to remove the back, what he did was to cut both the back and the coconut together. That’s a lazy man, making the whole thing very dirty, the water pouring away. Thus, get ready.
16.        We are about to crack the coconut, how many will like to eat coconut with me this morning? It must be peeled oh. We must peel the coconut, smoothen it well, well.
17.        Brother Longi, are you supporting when you are quarreling with your wife? Instead of sitting down there to settle it, you ran away and came to Onitsha. You beat your wife mercilessly even this morning. Your wife even ridiculed you, humiliated before the neighbours. You ran away. No problem! Stay where you are, I am coming to something.
18.         I won’t push you away because from now, no more excommunication. If you like gun me down, nobody will excommunicate you. If you like, cause confusion here, you will remain here.
19.        Trouble your wife; let your wife trouble you, the Son of Man can never step in. I will not even indict you because I know where I am standing now. And I know what is taking place now.
20.        I have come to the end of the whole road, and I am coming here with a message I have not handled since the beginning of this faith. From 1990 till today, I have not handled this teaching, and I have my reasons. If I had handled it in the beginning, I wouldn’t have been able to control the influx of people into this Faith.
21.         I would have harboured the greatest number of rebels ever recorded in the history of mankind. For that reason, I kept it till the time of the end. The only favour I am soliciting from you is one: If you have powerful handsets that can record, bring them out. Bring out your recording equipment. While you are writing with your jotters, pay attention. Use your ears greater than your jotters.
22.        Let no man ever program me. If you program me, you are the one that will suffer. We want to eat coconut. How many know that of every fruit the Lord has given to mankind for human consumption, that the best remains coconut that has the highest medicinal value?
23.        The most valuable fruit a human being is blessed with is the coconut. The second is the oil bean, oil bean seed. And if you watch these two, to plug oil bean, crack it, boil it, process it, it is not easy.
24.         The third is like the second, the local apple (Udara). Then the fourth is not too rampant but many hate it, ‘Walnut’, the greatest healer for ulcer.
25.        I know that from today, everybody’s mouth will begin to dance up and down, “let’s eat walnuts”. To get walnut is not easy. It is not seen everywhere like other fruits.
26.        Remember it is a nut. You must crack it. Many that eat walnut have not even see the plant for one day. They don’t know how it is brought. They have not even seen the live one being plucked, that it has up to two or three lobes. Very big, but what is inside is too tiny. That tiny thing, I call it ‘Life elixir—if you know the value.
27.        Things that will help us are very, very cheap and the more you go natural in all your foods, the healthier you will be. You reduce incidences of cough, Catarrh, asthma, hepatitis, malaria, all these things, whatever you may call it.
28.        You are sick because your immune system is no longer strong. There is nothing in you that can combat those diseases, that is why you are sick. Have you wondered why wild animals are stronger than human beings in spite of the way we take care of our lives, the hygiene and everything?
29.        Wild animals are by far stronger than human beings. They sleep in the forest. Do you know why? Do you know why? They feed on nature. Have you wondered why no Hausa man suffers malaria or typhoid or hepatitis even when they are sleeping outside as watchmen? Doing menial jobs for us, sleep in the open air. Have you wondered why?
30.        But you that wear suit, do everything, Oh no! What can you say about a mad man? Have you ever seen a mad man hospitalized because of malaria? Yet he sleeps in the market places, open places. You see, nothing immunizes the human system more than nature.
31.        Even natural air is preferred to your air condition. If you want to die quick, you want to develop cardiac problem, you want to suffer nasal congestion, acute bronchitis, use air condition, use electric fan. But where you want to be free from those things, enjoy the gift of nature; enjoy natural air that contains natural oxygen.
32.        A good number of us are yet to discover that this idea of eating everything cold is endangering our health. Water, it must be cold water. Soup must be chilled, iced, because we want to minimize expenses. Another thing is that we are lazy.  I pity many people.
33.        That is why I prefer staying in the village to staying in the township. In the village, nobody complains of entering the kitchen. They can enter the kitchen ten times a day. The money you will use to cook that food which you pasteurized in your refrigerator to last for one generation, so that your money will not finish.
34.        If you can split that money very well, you can use it to cook daily fresh food for the same number of days it would have lasted if you would have made it an industrial food. You know what we are eating in the township is industrial food. Industrial in the sense that we want to accommodate everything in the soup.
35.        Hence, the thing loses its taste. In order to make it have a little taste, all the spices in the market will be patronized. I am telling you the truth. Our mothers never knew anything called Maggi cube. Their Maggi cube remained the crayfish. I am telling you the truth.
36.        Some of them, even now, give them Maggi cube, they will resent it. Many of us don’t even know the medicinal values of vegetables and fruits. Please, the earlier we return to nature, the better for us. If you do not return to nature now, remember we are heading to the Mediterranean lands and once we cross over in Paradise, everybody must feed by nature.
37.        Thus, if you don’t want to develop running stomach when we get there, begin now to adjust for you are the same person that will be there harvesting your cucumber, your carrot, your onion, your water melon, your apple. I am telling you God’s truth.
38.        We are heading to the Mediterranean lands, enjoy Mediterranean climate, enjoy the gift of nature which He kept for His people in Paradise.  If you are wise, if you love God, make only but one prayer now He is here, live.
39.        Say, “God, shave me gorimakpa (clean shaven head) this moment.” Say, “God, shave me gorimakpa provided at the end I will be saved. Shave me. Let the righteous man smite me.” It will be like an ointment.
40.        What we need is nothing but the balm of Gilead because I believe if the Lord will wound me, He will also heal me. Thus, get ready.
41.        Are you ready? Today na today. And somebody might be wondering, “What could be this which Daddy is trying to unfold today which He never unfolded from the beginning of this ministry?  Could it be ‘Beyond the curtain of time.’”
42.        You are already Beyond the Curtain of Time. The Cloud is in the camp! Begin to rejoice already because you know where you are. There is no restriction in the camp today. If you are being inspired to clap hands, clap. You are inspired to jump, jump. You are inspired to cry, cry. You are inspired to weep, weep. You are inspired to demonstrate, demonstrate. Even if you are inspired to run away, run away. This is today.
43.         I have today because He has given me today. I may not have tomorrow. And whatever I am today, whatever I will be today has a lot to speak concerning my tomorrow; because he that doesn’t have a today, can never have a tomorrow.
44.        You may have a yesterday but may not have a today. That’s why He said, “Today; when you hear His Word, harden not your heart as in the day of tribulation.”
45.        Today. So please, follow me gradually. I cannot remember the last day I mounted this pulpit to handle a Sunday school. You can call it whatever you want. Until I have read my scriptures, you won’t know the title. Amen.



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I AM WHAT I AM
The book of Isaiah the Prophet, chapter 9 from verse 6. It is a popular scripture: “To us a child is born.” There was conception before delivery. To us a child is born. But to us a child is born. To us a Son is given…
2.           To us a Son, “A”, “A” is given. We are not thinking whether that child could be a male or a female. It has become clear that this child is a male child.
3.           “Rejoice with me brother, my wife delivered a bouncing child”. “Brother, glory be to God, is he a male or a female?” “A bouncing baby boy.” To us a child is born. To us a Son is given. In every dispensation a Son must be given. A child must be born, who will be a Son that will be given as a gift to that generation.
4.           …and government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called, wonderful, counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father…”
5.           Put your hands together! This is He that said, “I am the same yesterday, today and forever, the Alpha and the Omega.” He shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, the Everlasting Father.
6.           …and government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called, wonderful, counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father of eternity…”
7.           Everlasting Father of what? Eternity. The Prince of Peace. The prince of peace.
8.           To God be the glory. Please take note. I don’t want to see any misinterpretation or misconception as far as this topic I am going to handle is concerned. It is a delicate topic. And I know that all of you will rejoice.
9.            It will be like the day I handled the teaching of Faith for the Faithless and Hope for the Hopeless. To God be to glory.
10.        I have already prayed for you and for myself, and I know it is well with your soul. It may come to a place where I may be violent, but after my violence, I will calm down.
11.        I want to remind you of the truth we heard in the beginning, after handling the message, “Mixed-Multitude”, “Jerusalem to Jericho” and “Faith,” the Lord said and I quote, “When you come to this journey, to a point where you appeared to be confused, go back to the three foundational messages”. And all of them were confirmed by the Almighty God with diverse signs and wonders following.
12.        When He documented the great sermon, He said, “If there was any message I handled under the auction of the Holy Spirit, is what I documented in the great sermon. That is the beginning and ending of this Bridal Faith. When you come to a point where you appear to be confused, He said, go back to the message. You will gather yourself again and then jump.”
13.        Sometimes I make some statements, because of ignorance and forgetful spirit, you see some people behaving as if they have never heard it before. There is no statement that will proceed out of my mouth today which you have never heard at one time or the other. It could be in your private place.
14.        The Commander-In-Chief of the Lord’s Army is in the camp. He cannot be the Commander-In-Chief unless He is the President. Joshua was the Commander-In-Chief, he was the President.
15.        Mmagha of Enugu gave us a song, “We have a Kingdom , Son of Man, the governor”. It is scripture. I am the Governor Of This Kingdom . The Cloud is in the camp.
16.        For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given. And government shall be upon his shoulders…”
17.        And government shall be upon his shoulder. He is to shoulder the responsibility, administratively and otherwise. The same way President Goodluck Jonathan is shouldering the burdens of Nigeria today.
18.        The government of Nigeria is in the hands of President Goodluck Jonathan. He has every right even to cancel elections no matter how free and fair, he declares all of them null and void. He appoints, he removes ministers, and service chiefs. You go to court, nobody can attempt the case.
19.        When Sanusi went to court, he ended it disgracing himself. When he couldn’t save his face from shame, he ran to Kano and crowned himself the Emir of Kano, after the demise of Ado Bayero, and that stirred up riot—a prominent personality like him becoming a traditional ruler just to save his face. Thus, be very careful.
20.        You can’t drag God to court. If you drag Him to court who will arrest Him? Who will be your advocate in that court? Who appointed the judge that will handle the case of the president? 
21.        The government shall be upon the shoulders of that child who is a Son over his Father’s heritage. Do we have a Son? The scripture said, “Christ is a Son over his Father’s heritage”.
22.        Hence, He transferred us from the Kingdom of Darkness into the Kingdom of His Dear Son. The only place you can find yourself and have the right of son-ship, of daughter-ship and call Him Abba Father!
23.        He is the Saviour of the whole world, if the whole world will come to Him. Remember He is the One that said, “Whosoever that comes to me, I will in nowise cast away.” That is, if the person comes with pure heart. If the person comes believing.
24.        You can come without believing. Some came because of bread and butter, some came because healing, some came because of marriage, but they did not come believing the word.
25.        If you come to Christ believing His Word, surely, you must be saved. The government shall be upon His shoulder.
26.        “…and his name shall be called, wonderful, counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father of eternity.” AMP.
27.        Note it, Everlasting Father of Eternity. Thus, He remaineth what He is even till eternity. That’s why I keep on telling you, “I AM WHAT I AM.” That you do not believe, adds nothing, it removes nothing.
28.        Just like Mama Ikebude in our midst, we know her to be a woman, and brother said that he doesn’t believe that mama is a woman; does it add anything to mama? Does it subtract anything from mama? Mama remains what she is, and mama is sure she is a woman. Your unbelief adds nothing, your unbelief removes nothing. That’s your business.
29.         I want to lower it to the lowest level. I am saying that the word of God was here before you were born. Before you came into existence, the word of God had already been here. And the word of God is settled in heaven. This is the heaven of the saints. In Christ I am safe evermore. Amen.


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MY SALVATION IS NOW IN MY HANDS (1)
The topic I wish to speak on is as clear as the day: “MY SALVATION IS NOW IN MY HANDS”. My salvation is now in my hands. That’s the topic I wish to handle.
2.           When Jesus the Christ said, “Save yourself from this awkward generation”, he went further to say, “Save yourself from this crooked and perverse generation.”
3.           That means he has committed your salvation into your hands. Hence, he completed it in St. John chapter 17 with a prayer. He said, “Father, I have given them Thy word and they have believed that Thou hast sent me. Now, sanctify them by Thy word for Thy word is truth”. 
4.           The reason why I want to go through many translations is to remove all obstacles. To God be the glory. Follow me as we journey.
5.            I can say, one, two, go! My boat has moved and I am going to run at a very high speed.
6.           I will make use of three translations of the Bible; Goodnews, Amplified and Living Bible. If you notice, the Old Testament version of Amplified is as that of King James Version. That’s the same thing.
7.           The book of Numbers chapter 9 verses 13 through 14 only. “But the man who is clean and he is not on a journey, yet does not keep the Passover, that person shall be cut off from among his people because he did not bring the Lord’s offering at its appointed time. That man shall bear the penalty of his sin. And if a stranger sojourns among you…”
8.           Please take note now.
9.           …and will keep the Passover to the Lord…”
10.        Note it, peradventure, a stranger; one that is not a Jew is a stranger; if he sojourns in the midst of God’s people because he loves God’s people; remember my message; “The Incomparable Man”, the Roman centurion was not a Jew. He was a Roman posted to Jerusalem in the days of Pilate.
11.        That Roman never knew anything called God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, for he was a Roman. He only knew about many gods of Rome: The sun god, the moon god, everything, four-footed animals, for they were by nature idolaters.
12.        Remember that heathen worship originated from Rome. Immediately he came to Jerusalem where he was posted, he noticed one good thing among the Jews, the orderliness of their worship, the love they had one for another. He showed interest in their worship to the point that he joined them in the daily worship in the temple.
13.        I could see that man, each time the people of the Jews knelt down, this man knelt down, when they stood up, he stood up. The time for the offering, he joined and offered with pure heart. He was delighted so much in their worship that he even gave them money for the construction of synagogues; a roman is now sponsoring the work of God.
14.        When the Jews were reluctant, the man they regarded as a stranger from Rome showed such a great interest in the affair of the God of the Jews to the point of volunteering money for the construction of synagogue where they will be worshipping their God in their own way.
15.        Not only that, he was participating in the worship. That was why when his maidservant became sick, he came to the Lord Jesus Christ and made a request for the healing of his maid.
16.        The Bible recorded that the disciples of Jesus started recommending the man before the Lord, telling him his love for the children of God; his love for the God of Israel to the extent that he gave them money for building temples of worship and help the needy among them.
17.        The Bible said that Jesus Christ paused a little. He said, “Ok, man, I have heard your request, go! I will be there”.
18.        The man said, “No, I am a centurion, a man of authority, I have people under me, I give them orders and they obey. I am not worthy that you should come under my roof for this purpose. Simply speak a word from here; I believe my maidservant shall be healed”.
19.         Jesus the Christ turned around and said to his disciples, “Of a truth, in the land of the Jews, I have never come across a man with this type of unflinching faith.”
20.        Faith in Jehovah makes everything right. I have never come across even among you my disciples, among you the Jews, that brag about that you have a living God as your God. Not even one has exercised this type of great faith in me as to believe that if I speak from here, that his maidservant at home must be healed.
21.        He said, “Go, and Thy faith had made your maid whole”. The man got home, the maidservant came out to receive him, he inquired about the time, the dying maidservant recovered. They told him the time, he said, “This is the exact hour, the messiah spoke”.
22.        I am not here to crack joke with you. That’s why the man remains the incomparable man. Pause a little, was he a stranger? Yes. But today, in the sight of Almighty God, is he a stranger? No, for he has performed greater than those who claimed to be the real sons and daughters.
23.        By his deeds, his wonderful deeds, he has been co-opted into the place of highest honour where he can now stay and call him, “Abba Father”. His belief in Christ, his understanding of his mission and personality, these were the things that endeared the man to his heart.
24.        Another one was the wonderful attitude of the disciples. If there be a stranger sojourning among you while you want to have your Holy Communion or feet washing or Passover, the feast of love which is God’s injunction that must be kept perpetually by God’s children, and these strangers are there; look at the regulation.
25.        …and if a stranger sojourns among you and will keep the Passover to the Lord according to its statutes and its ordinances,…”
26.         And he will observe the rules and regulations governing the observance of that Passover feast as injunction given to God’s children by the Almighty God.
27.        Let me just use one instant example. If a proclamation is made that only brethren are qualified to enter this wall on the condition that they will pay their tax at the gate; and the stranger is showing interest in participating in whatever the brethren will be doing here.
28.        We said, “Sir, we cannot admit you because you are a stranger. If we tell you to pay tax now, which our Lord said we should pay before coming, you may be offended”. And said, “What! So tax will hinder me?” He said, “Please, don’t hinder me, I want to be here, I will be here.”
29.        What happens? He asked, how much is the tax? And he pays, he has entered. Jesus was stopped on the way together with his disciples, they were going to Siberia; and then he turned to Peter, he said, “Why are these people hindering us from going there? He (Peter) said, you must pay the stipulated state tax which will permit you to enter this city.
30.        He (Jesus) said, “Who pays it?” He said strangers. He said okay. “So, if I pay as a stranger, I will be a free citizen?” Peter said, He said, “How much is it?” Go and find out! They paid and enjoyed all the benefits of citizenship.
31.        When a Nigerian meets the citizenship requirement of America, they will issue him with citizenship identity card where he will no longer be discriminated. He can cast vote, he can vie for any elective post, for he is no longer a stranger, but now, a fellow citizen.
32.        However, if he says, he will not meet with the conditions, no matter the number of years he sojourned in America, he remains there as a stranger without being conferred with citizenship identity card. You can never have double citizenship identity card. It is one of the reasons why they nearly disqualified our Governor, Obiano. It took him time to wriggle out.
33.        When an American citizen dies in Nigeria, American Embassy will come and carry the corpse, or be there; stipulate conditions for his burial, otherwise, Nigeria will face the wrath of the International Police. Because you have no right to burry somebody else citizen.
34.        Yet, he was a Nigerian, he went there to apply for citizenship; because you must apply. After due screening, he was granted the citizenship permit, then the I.D card was issued.
35.        From that day, the citizenship changes from that of Nigeria to America. Do we have such people in Nigeria today? Many. Do we have them abroad? Many. Many of our sons and daughters are now citizens of the country where they have been.
36.        Look at how hard this matter is. Do you know that if a pregnant woman in Nigeria will be privileged to have the money with the family to travel abroad, deliver in London, that child that is delivered in London has British citizenship I.D card for life.
37.        It enters into their life register as British citizen. They may come back here, study here, do everything here. He is doing it as a stranger in Nigeria, yet, his parents are Nigerians.
38.         But for being born in America, London, France, that was the only condition. I hope I am making sense? If it is too hard, let me lower it.
39.        The Cloud is in the camp! You are under the canopy of God. As many as are in Christ, are no longer aliens, foreigners, am I right? As many as are in Christ, are no longer aliens or foreigners, but fellow citizens in the family of God.
40.        Another translation said, “In the common wealth of God”. God has his own common wealth, Israel has a common wealth. We have the common wealth of Israel, we have the common wealth of Nigeria, we have common wealth of God. Now, that person that is a citizen will now begin to enjoy all the rights and privileges of citizenship.
41.        Do you get it? You see, you are the one that will apply for citizenship. IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE A STRANGER IN ANOTHER MAN’S COUNTRY AND YOU FEEL YOU HAVE STAYED TO THE POINT WHERE YOU HAVE MASTERED THEM, MASTERED THEIR CUSTOMS, THEIR RULES, REGULATIONS, TRADITION, CULTURE AND EVERYTHING, AND YOU FEEL YOU ARE OF AGE, YOU CAN OBSERVE ALL THE RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE INDIGENES OF THAT COUNTRY, YOU CAN NOW APPLY.
42.        ONCE YOUR APPLICATION IS PROCESSED AND IT IS GRANTED, YOU WILL BE CONFERRED WITH CITIZENSHIP RIGHT, WHERE YOU NOW BEGIN TO ENJOY ALL THE FREE SERVICES, PRIVILEGES, RIGHTS LIKE OTHER CITIZENS WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION.
43.        THUS, IF WE ARE HAVING OUR FOOT WASHING OR COMMUNION AND EVERYTHING, THERE BE AMONG US STRANGERS AND THEY HAVE OBSERVED THE RULES AND REGULATIONS GOD GAVE US AS WE HAVE ALSO OBSERVED, THE LORD SAID, “THEY ARE HAPPILY AND FREELY WELCOME. THEY BECOME ONE OF US FOR THEIR EXERCISE OF THEIR FAITH IN WHAT WE ARE DOING HAS MADE THEM ACCEPTABLE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD.
44.        When the Lord said, “Except I wash your feet, you have no part in me.” Having washed the feet of the strangers, they brought out their feet, they never misinterpreted it, there was no misconception whatsoever. With joy, they stretched their feet, their feet were washed. With joy, they went to the communion and partook of the Kosher bread, drank the vine, a sign of a covenant between them and the Almighty God, a perpetual covenant for all generations.
45.        Automatically, the right of citizenship has been conferred on them. Remember the topic, “My salvation is now in my hands”. For nobody is compelled to be partaker of the holy convocation, I mean, the Passover. It is voluntarily applied for. Just like in any nation, no human being can be persuaded or forced to apply for citizenship of that nation. It is freely and voluntarily done.
46.        Before you do it, you must compare and contrast, know the advantages and disadvantages. Weigh both of them and then allow the law of comparative advantage to take its toll on you. You have slept with the left hand, and slept with the right, you are now to compare which of the two hands best suits your sleeping. 
47.        I am backing up the message handled in this Faith: “Salvation is very, very expensive and also conditional”. Membership, citizenship is an expensive thing and it is also conditional.
48.        Anybody can face extradition order and he will be sent back to his country because of the offence he committed in a country. Like the young man in Sudan who was suspected to have spearheaded the Boko Haram bombing of Nyanya and Suleja, ran to his place of studies in Sudan. Nigeria liaised with the Interpol, he was extradited.
49.        Nigeria was able to do it because citizenship was not conferred on him. Thus, he can be extradited, he can be sent back to his own country, declared persona gratia (undesirable element).
50.        But assuming he has obtained citizenship in Sudan, he becomes a Sudanese national. No Nigeria would request for his coming back. The law to try him does not exist. He will be a foreign terrorist like Osama Bin-laden.  Because such right was not conferred on him, he can be sent back any time. His attitude becomes unacceptable by the country where he is sojourning. I am saying nobody can extradite an American from America.
51.        How can you extradite an Israeli from Israel? How can you extradite me as I am standing here from the common wealth of God? For I have my citizenship certificate in my hand, a sure sign, a guarantee, I mean, that till eternity, the everlasting Father of eternity, I am there already. For whatever God does is eternal, nothing can be added or subtracted.
52.        But the question arises: if an American citizen commits crime, will he be left unpunished? America will use their law to punish the person for he is a citizen. But they will never use Nigerian laws. The laws now apply to those that were born there as well as those that were given citizenship certificate, authority to remain there for life. Remember, once citizenship is conferred on the parents, all the children line up.
53.        Brethren, that’s why the Bible said, “Believe in Christ, and you will be saved, you and your family”. When you deny the citizenship right, you have denied all your children, citizenship. That’s why from the beginning, God said, “I know Abraham, he is my friend. I know him for one thing; he is able to cause his family to worship me”.
54.         He wasn’t feeble. How did he do it? Did he strangle them? He had the right, the courage to place them together, instruct them and explain these truths to them, so that they can retain their citizenship identities. If you are a citizen in London and you commit crime liable to imprisonment, surely, you will be imprisoned according to law. Even life imprisonment, you must be punished. 
55.        This is why God punishes us. For God is using his own words, his laws, his commands to punish us, for we are now citizens in his own common wealth, members of God’s own country. Is it not there in your Bible? Do I begin to establish a new foundation? No.
56.        This is the old foundation wherein we stand for which course God has come down. You cannot hear it everywhere. My salvation is now in my hands. If anybody forced you to come into this Faith, please go away. 
57.        However, if you were forced to come into this faith and when you came, you now discovered that this place is by far greater than where you were before, why not adjust your mind? Unless you do not know the value of life. Hear me very well.
58.        If you have stayed long in prison, you think the world is like a prison yard. If by God’s mercy, you are brought out the following day, after staying here for one week, you will compare between prison yard and freedom in the world. 
59.        If you value the freedom you are enjoying, you will never commit crime that will take you back to prison because you have hated prison yard with perfect hatred.
60.         That is, you are now on a higher ground. Where you are now, is by far higher than where you were born. You were born in prison.
61.        Let me tell you. If the country you are residing is not better than Nigeria, you will never apply for citizenship. Do you know that it is upon the basis of citizenship that Obama became the President of America? Is it not right? Can a Nigerian go there and cast a vote? You dare not because you are a stranger. Can he vie for a public office? Never, never.
62.        The constitution is not there. Even here in Nigeria, while registering during elections, foreigners are not registered by the national electoral commission.
63.        Why? They are foreigners. But where they have indigenized and they are conferred with citizenship certificate, they can now cast vote, they become part of us. During census, they are not counted. Which means, we do not even know them. Nigeria doesn’t recognize them. They are here for business.
64.        When their contract is over, they go back. But to the indigenes, citizens, it is not so. All hands will be on deck. Look at Obama protecting the image and integrity of America to the highest point. America can never regard Obama as an Africa, yet, he is from Kenya in East Africa. He is from Nairobi.
65.         If you tell him that he is a native of Nairobi, he will say, no because he is an America. Who can bring Michael Jackson here again? Is there any law? Even his senior brother. If they are coming here, they are coming to do business as Americans not Nigerians. There are too many of them. Let me just hold it.
66.        Now, if you can understand this, your salvation is cemented already. If you will humble yourself, the same way citizens humble themselves. Remember it is a must.
67.        You apply for it, it has been granted to you whether you like it or not, you must observe all those rules and regulations and observe the constitution governing the state. 
68.        Numbers 9 verse 14. “…and if a stranger sojourns among you and will keep the Passover to the Lord according to his statute and his ordinances, so shall he do, you shall have one statute both for the temporary resident and for him who was born in the land.” AMP.
69.        One, not two. Did God say expunge from among us? He gave him regulations he gave us. That is the only condition whereby he can be one of us fully integrated. When people heard William Braham saying that God will save some heathens because of their love for the children of God, underline it, I will hit it in this message.
70.        I HAVE SAID IT. YOU HAVE HEARD EVEN FROM MY MOUTH THAT THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT CAN NEVER COME INTO GOD’S PROGRAM EVEN TILL ETERNITY, BUT GOD WILL SAVE SUCH PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR LOVE FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD, SO THAT YOUR SALVATION WILL NOW BE IN YOUR HANDS.
71.        EVEN IF I AM NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALVATION PLAN, LET ME LOVE GOD AND HIS PEOPLE. AND LOVING GOD AND HIS PEOPLE COMPELS YOU TO DO THAT WHICH THEY HAVE APPROVED. Amen.


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I AM THE HIGHEST SPIRITUALIST
Let us go further. We want to see the foundation before we come to the reality.  Please, please, please, I want to rewind the statement we heard in the beginning. Highlighted at Opi.
2.           God said, “Too many things I am telling you now which I know I will cancel, remove completely as we journey along. But I am giving you all these stipulations to put you together and then towards the end you will hear the truth in fullness.”
3.           He said, “If you must survive in this faith, first and foremost; drop all your preconceived ideas about God and his people, what God can do and what he cannot do, for he is the Almighty God that specializes in doing those things which are thought impossible.
4.           And that’s why it is not easy to worship God but it is easiest to worship God by my own assessment. The easiest way of worshipping God is by recognizing yourself as ordinary clay and God is the porter. Recognize that he that allowed you to be born healthy, everything okay, permitted some to be born crippled, some with handicaps that cannot be remedied. Why is it not you?
5.           If he had allowed you to be born crippled or incapacitated in one way or the other, do you think that you would have dragged him to court? He that permitted those ones to have all those problems, the same allowed you to come with everything intact.
6.           But those that are born with infirmities appear to be praising God more than those that are born with everything perfect. What I am telling you is the truth.
7.           A blind man worships God more than the person that is seeing with his eyes. Who gets irritated, is it a mad man or a sane man? Answer me this question: who gets more irritated, is it a mad man or a sane man?
8.           A human being with all his senses correct is the most ungrateful element, the most ungrateful creature under the heavens. For he has everything that could compel him to praise God; but instead, he will be demonstrating against God. 
9.           But look at a mad man, he will be dancing and rejoicing every day, making melody in his heart to the glory of God. It is easier to provoke a sensible human being than to provoke a mad man. A mad man is satisfied with the little he gets courtesy of the goodwill of his fellow men. I am telling you truth.
10.        Remember what I told you that happened to me at Enugu where we lost one of our watchmen who was praising God for giving him job where he was paid less than twenty thousand naira a month. But a director who was earning over hundred thousand was always angry. 
11.        Drop all preconceived ideas about the Son of Man, about the Ministry of Christ, about what Christ can do and what He cannot do; for you have never gone this way before.
12.        Just like we read Isaiah 9:6, we saw a child born from a very humble family. A very humble family because nothing humbles a man more than poverty.
13.        Nothing humbles a man more than poverty. He was born in a poverty stricken family, a carpenter’s house. They had little or nothing to offer humanity, living from hand to mouth.
14.        Hence, of all places she would be delivered, none was found because the money was not there, until he was born in a manger, in a pen, P.E.N.—a place where animals are reared. Yet, He is the Messiah.
15.        Have you heard it? Look at the place, the remotest part of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Judea. In our own day, we can as well say such a thing. People that know about William Branham the prophet, people that can trace the histories of all the prophets will agree with me, a great man had never appeared from a great family, it has never happened, it will never happen.
16.        CHECK THE HISTORY OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE LABELED GREAT LIKE SOCRATES, ARISTOTLE, ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE REST OF THEM. SOME WERE ORPHANS, SOME WERE BROUGHT UP IN ORPHANAGES, SOME SURVIVED COURTESY OF THE GOODWILL OF THE PEOPLE. BELIEVE IT IF YOU CAN.
17.        I JUST LIKEN SOME OF THEM, LIKE I USED TO TELL YOU HERE THAT EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT IT, HUMANLY SPEAKING, PHYSICALLY SPEAKING, I KNOW FOR SURE THAT I TRANSCENDED FROM THE PEDIGREE OF THE LIKES OF SOCRATES, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, SPINGLIN AND REST THE OF THEM. THAT’S MY DESCENT.
18.        I MEAN, SINCERELY, PHYSICALLY SPEAKING, SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING; I AM THE HIGHEST SPIRITUALIST. I DON’T SAY IT FOR YOU TO CLAP HANDS. I KNOW, I AM THE APOGEE (THE ZENITH) OF SPIRITUAL REALM. I KNOW THAT. YOU BYPASS ME, YOU WILL MEET NOTHING BUT EMPTINESS. I KNOW THAT WELL.
19.         WHEN YOU RUN AND RUN AND GETS TO ME, IT IS OVER. YOU WILL GO BACK TO THE ORIGIN AGAIN. THAT IS PURE TRUTH. I DON’T SAY IT TO SEEK YOUR OPINION, NO, NO, NO. YOU BETTER PROVE IT BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO MAKE NOISE AROUND IT.
20.        Why am I sounding this way? Experience has proved to me that perceptions appear to be stronger than realities. That was the reason why God warned concerning human perceptions: “I perceive, I perceive, I perceive”, and you watch all these perceptions appear to be stronger and greatly believed more than realities.
21.        Remember it was the strength of perception that made the Almighty God to come against presumptuous utterances that lead to presumptuous sin. For your presumption might be one million miles away from the reality.
22.        If you watch people’s perception about the Almighty God, does it agree with the simple reality? What do you think about the Son of Man? A man who originated from a humble family, born in a remotest, poorest village; I mean, in one of the worst jungles in Africa, a place where there was nothing that could be desired by any man.
23.        Do you think it is easy to accept him? No. it is not easy. So, we go over to the word. We have seen that everybody has a place provided they can embrace Christ with all their hearts, with every amount of godly sincerity. Choristers sang a song, “That he spread his hands on the cross, whoever that wants life, let him come, but whosoever that doesn’t want life, let him not come”.
24.        Voluntarily, you applied for your salvation, voluntarily, your application is processed. You don’t offer any money. Just like the experience I had yesterday at Awka which made me to rush back immediately. I called my wife, I knew it will take that place, that it will go that way, and I told her, “If I get there and money is involved, I am coming back”.
25.        I got there and I saw people I can never mingle with even till eternity dominating the whole area. I said, “This world is finished.” Over nineteen reverend Fathers were there wearing their uniforms with their very lengthy chaplets and medal made in form of cross, and people were celebrating their presence, the rest were bishops, reverend this and reverend that, “Jesus ehh! Ehh!, Holy Ghost! Ehh!,” that is not all. I have never seen a place more corrupt than the Police Force, than the Road Safety.
26.        Anybody that is there is in Satan’s Eden. The first friend that greeted me greeted me with a question, because we were introducing ourselves to one another until we became friends.
27.        He asked me, “Sir, how much did they collect from you?” I said, “Like what?” He said, “Money na.”
28.        I said, “Nobody.” “Didn’t they call you over the phone?” I said, “They called me but I didn’t respond.” He said, “But they were calling you for money; is your name in the list?”
29.        I said, “I wrote my name.” He said, “Forget about that one. Did they write your name or you wrote?” I said, “I wrote.”
30.        He said, “Forget about that one.” I left him, went to somebody else, that one repeated the same thing. I marveled.
31.        A little while, the same person that was collecting the money from them secretly in his house was the one that announced, “If you know that you gave anybody money for recruitment, please, go and collect your money. Here we don’t collect money”. The man pinched me.
32.        I waited, they started calling. I thought I will be number thirteen, they continued calling until they called seventy two, my name was not yet called. I said, “To hell with this place”. And they made it in such a way that everybody must be frustrated.
33.        One that was wearing uniform, I called him, he said, “You can be here till eight or nine.”
34.        I said, “This night?” He said, “Yes.” Because of this?” I said, “Okay, assuming you select me, what else?” He said, “Well, of course you know what is involved.” “Were you not briefed?”
35.        I said, “Nobody briefed me.” First, you pay forty thousand to collect it, but before then and many other things.
36.        They started dishing out financial involvements and things like that. I said, “Thank you.” I called my wife and said, “Darling, I am on my way. I saw hell. The price is not worth even a candle. Besides, I cannot yoke myself there again having been disentangled from it.” I zoomed off.
37.        By 7 O’clock when I called the man that gave me his phone number, he said, he was still there. I said, “Will you be coming back to Onitsha?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “Thank you. Me, Son of Man, to be there till 7 yet nobody has attended to me. I will be crazy, I will be crazy.”
38.        Please, you see all these people wearing uniforms, be very careful with them. I don’t care, there are religious uniforms. Be careful with them. The worst are these religious uniforms; they are the people influencing the society to do evil. Because once the clergy initiates it, everybody will now follow.
39.        If I should introduce a dangerous lifestyle in this Faith, before you know it, all of you will pattern after me. This is the truth. In every office you go today, you mention corruption, go and check the man that is at the head, if he is corrupt, the subordinates are corrupt.
40.        Brother Ojiakor, Nsukka is getting the hardest pill ever. They will get more. Heathens will keep on destroying their fellow heathens because of material things. How many of them within two weeks or three weeks? About five of them, Nsukka alone.
41.         I told some brethren who were around what took place there. They found it difficult to believe that a graduate, a PHD holder in Law, professor of Law could commit suicide. London trained, could commit suicide in Nsukka here. Another woman drank poison and died. Another one also followed.
42.        Then the vehicle that was going to carry out investigation and so on, both the director of works, the woman, the driver, all plunged into the river along Lagos and then perished, all from Nsukka. All of you, your salaries for three months will not be enough for condolence visits. Amen.


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FELLOW CITIZENS IN GOD’S KINGDOM (1)
We are in another Kingdom. It will take the heathens to destroy the heathens. You see, these strangers are no longer strangers but now fellow citizens because they have observed the rules and regulations governing the Passover. To God be the glory.
2.           Numbers chapter 15 from verse 14 through 16. Amp. “And if a stranger sojourns with you or whoever may be among you…”
3.           Or whoever may be. My salvation is now in my hands. Even if I am not a stranger, let me be among whosoever. Salvation has remained, whosoever that willeth, let him come. Whosoever that is athirst, let him come. Let him come and take the water of life freely.
4.           But nobody will force you to take the water, nobody is taking the water to you. If you are thirsty, come. If you are hungry, come. Are you hungry? Come. Are you thirsty? Come.
5.            Blessed are those that hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied freely. Salvation is a free offer from God. You don’t derive it by marriage. Once your husband or wife, either of you has fulfilled the conjugal right concerning marriage, that settles it. They have nothing to do with the life that Christ gives. And this is where married sisters misunderstand this Faith.
6.           GOD IS OFFERING YOU SALVATION FREE, AND IT IS THAT SALVATION KNOWLEDGE, SALVATION EXPERIENCE THAT WILL HELP YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR OWN MARITAL LIFE. IT IS YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF IN GOD THAT HELPED YOUR MARRIAGE TO BE SUCCESSFUL EVEN UNTO THE END. 
7.           NOBODY EVER MARRIES A WIFE OR HUSBAND BECAUSE OF ETERNAL LIFE. IT HAS NEVER HAPPENED. NOBODY HAS EVER DONE THAT STARTING FROM ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB. EVEN JOSEPH NEVER MARRIED MARY BECAUSE OF IT. WE ARE ENDEARING OUR WIVES TO PATTERN AFTER THEIR MOTHER SARAH.
8.           THAT WAS WHEN SARAH MUST HAVE KNOWN THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, NOT WHEN SHE WAS A BABYLONIAN. NO WIFE CAN HONOUR AND REVERENCE HER HUSBAND UNLESS SHE HAS HAD THE EXPERIENCE SARAH HAD WHEN GOD MET THE FAMILY.
9.           UNTIL THEN, THERE WAS NO RECORD THAT SARAH CALLED ABRAHAM MY LORD. MY LORD STARTED WHEN ABRAHAM STEPPED IN AND SAVED HER FROM THE WRATH OF GOD DUE TO UNBELIEF WHICH CAUSED HER TO LAUGH AT GOD IN HER HEART.
10.         If Michal the daughter of Saul had fallen flat on hearing the proclamation of her husband, King David, David would have forgiven, her womb would have opened. Because she thought David was wrong and was mad, she could not differentiate between the joy of the Lord and the joy of drunkenness.
11.        She couldn’t know that the joy of Lord intoxicates a child of God more than the worst alcohol, the strongest alcohol or narcotic. The joy was so much. I have seen everything, I have never seen a man dancing naked because he was drunk.
12.        I said that I have seen everything, a man could make a hell of noise while dancing because he is drunk, no man had ever gone naked before innumerable witnesses because he feels he is drunk. But David was lost in the love of God; the love of God consumed him.
13.        The joy of the Lord consumed him that the ark that was forgotten, the ark that became a thing of the past, that the glory that departed from Israel had come back in his own day. His joy knew no bounds. He (David) never knew that he had become naked. His elders never discovered. They were not interested whether he was naked or not.
14.        The joy of that glory that was lost, (Ichabod) now coming back in the day of Father David. Who noticed that he was naked and became mad? The wife, the daughter of King Saul, David’s greatest enemy. David’s greatest enemy!
15.        Can your father-in-law be your greatest enemy? Can a man hand over his daughter to you to get you trapped? Because what God did before, he is doing again, and will continue to do over and over.
16.        I traveled home few days ago for a burial. One of our matters, the big mother here, Sister Chinenye, from Isiala-Ngwa came to me. She narrated the thing a little here last Sunday, I said, “No, go, I will be coming for burial. Fight and bring olive oil and come.”
17.        She came; I was there with Pastor Obinna. I had earlier called then she came. The story was a long one but the totality is this, her daughter who I warned always, the last one. I told them that the way the girl was coming up, that no human being will check her excesses.
18.        They couldn’t believe me; they were calling her iron girl, this and that. I said, you are destroying this girl. Today she has hardened up, studying Medicine with many references. She has delivered the first child in their house and now she wants to marry a man whose father is still alive and remained the greatest enemy of her Father until death.
19.        And their father warned the whole family and even told me and all his relations, that because his royal highness or majesty, Eze Bernard Enweremmdu, EzeNgwa-Ukwu attempted his life when he was vying for counsellorship and declared him his eternal enemy, that he would never step his feet into that compound and his family would have nothing to do with that family till eternity.
20.        Now, the man is gone, of all human beings on earth, his daughter, the last born, has entangled herself with the Son of Eze Bernard and she is saying that she must commit suicide if she is refused marriage.
21.        The woman asked, “Daddy, what do I do in this regard?” I hope somebody is paying attention. The Cloud is in the camp. Off your eyes from outside, consider what is happening inside.
22.        Who noticed that David was drunk? You see, perceptions appear to be stronger than reality. Was David drunk? It happened in the temple at Shiloh, the high priest in Shiloh thought that Hannah was drunk, a sure sign that women of old were drinking alcohol. Hannah was ridiculed by the second wife Peninah.
23.        Hannah carried her request to the temple of God at Shiloh. While she was praying and weeping with her lips moving about, the priest in the temple according to the scripture supposed her to be drunk and tapped on her shoulder. The woman said, my Lord I am not drunk, I am pouring out my heart to God. Sometimes perceptions can be stronger than reality.
24.        Look at the foolish woman, the statement she made publicly was what attracted the attention of everybody. It was then that they noticed that David was really naked. But before then, the joy overwhelming the camp, an overwhelming joy engulfed the whole camp.
25.        Nobody ever took notice of that, but immediately she raised eyebrow against the thing and made a profane remark, “So, your madness has come to this point of becoming naked in the midst of all these people; you are the one that is now overflowing with the Holy Spirit. The anointing is too much. Only David has received the whole anointing. You can as well enter the market and begin to run round the village.”
26.        David paused, turned to her, “Because you have made this profane statement, from this day, you will remain barren. And the Lord confirmed it.”
27.        If she knew her husband who he is and the voice that went forth. If her heart smote her, don’t you think that she would have laid prostrate on the ground, holding the legs or his feet, until the statement is withdrawn. But the word went forth in righteousness. She could not cause the husband to change it. Michal remained barren until she died.
28.        THAT’S WHY IN YOUR PROVOCATION, MAKE SURE YOU DON’T CAUSE YOUR HUSBAND TO SPEAK ANGRILY ON THAT MATTER AS IT AFFECTS YOU. BECAUSE ONCE THAT STATEMENT GOES FORTH, TO WITHDRAW IT BECOMES DIFFICULT.
29.        AND IF IT HAPPENS AS HE HAS SPOKEN, STOP AT NOTHING UNTIL YOU HAVE PACIFIED THE SPIRIT INTO CANCELLING THE STATEMENT OR ELSE YOU MUST WAIT FOR IT.
30.         THOUGH IT TARRIES, YOU MUST SEE IT COME TO PASS, FOR HE DOESN’T SPEAK BECAUSE HE WANTS TO OR BECAUSE HE HAS THE MOUTH. HE SPEAKS AS THE SPIRIT LEADS HIM.
31.        Numbers chapter 15 from verse 14 through 16, “And if a stranger sojourns with you or whoever may be among you throughout your generation…”
32.        Throughout your generation. Whoever may be among you..
33.        …and he wishes to offer an offering made by fire…”
34.        He voluntarily, she voluntarily wishes.
35.        …and he wishes to offer an offering made by fire of a pleasing and suiting fragrance to the Lord…”
36.        Of what? ...of a pleasing and suiting fragrance to the Lord…”
37.        Of a suiting and pleasing fragrance to the Lord. What we offer is sweet offering with good aroma that is pleasing to God. What we offer is sweet smelling sacrifice unto God.
38.        And a stranger or whosoever the person may be, wishes to be a partaker by offering alongside with you the same sweet pleasing sacrifice to God, it said, the same is also acceptable in the sight of God.
39.         Today, my salvation is now in my hands. Even from the beginning, nobody is compelled. Joshua said, choose ye this day the God you will worship. Whether you want to worship manmade god or the real God, all in your hands. If God is God, let us worship Him. If He is not, let us go away and leave him alone.
40.        “…And if a stranger sojourns with you or whoever may be among you throughout your generation, and he wishes to offer an offering made by fire, of a pleasing and suiting fragrance to the Lord as you do… as you do, …so shall he do. There shall be one and the same statute…”
41.        There shall be one and the same statute.
42.        …one for you of the congregation and for the stranger…”
43.         And for that same person you call a stranger
44.        …who is a temporally residence with you…”  
45.        If God does not offer such a protection to the person, what makes him the king over the Kingdom? Let me tell you what I mean. If I am in America and America says or war ravages America, will I be exempted? I mean, Aeroplane clashes teach us more lessons.
46.         I will keep on using natural things, comparing the two. Yes, because we compare spiritual with spiritual, natural with natural. But you must understand the natural before you can understand the spiritual. For once you are having spiritual crisis, it must reflect in the physical realm.
47.        There can never be spiritual crisis without physical crisis. The two work together.
48.        …there shall be one and the same statute, both for you who are of the congregation and for the stranger who is temporal residence with you. A statute forever, throughout your generation. As you are, so shall the stranger be before the Lord. AMP.
49.        As you are. Oh, God does not respect anybody except those that respect and honour God. That’s why from the beginning he said it, “Woe unto me if I should not honour those that honour me”.
50.        Far be it from God if He fails to honour those that honour Him. We sing it even in our song, that He is able to save those that trust in Him. They can never be disappointed having met the same standard with God’s people; you are acceptable on the same standard.
51.        Not because of where you come from, but because of what you have done. Abi na lie? Don’t worry, I am coming to something. Somebody might be saying, “What is the basis of this old testament reading?” Without old, there won’t be new. What if the new highlights it more than the old? Amen.


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MY SALVATION IS NOW IN MY HANDS (2)
Today, my salvation is in my hands. Let me see whether I can save all of you at the same time. I am removing the last obstacle.
2.           Exodus chapter 12 read from verse 48 through 50. AMP. ”When a stranger sojourning with you wishes to keep the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised”
3.            Let all his males be circumcised like the Jewish males are circumcised. Abi na lie? IF THE JEWISH MALES ARE CIRCUMCISED AND A CONDITION THAT IS GIVEN TO STRANGERS TO OBTAIN CITIZENSHIP ORDER OR PERMIT OR CERTIFICATE IS THAT THEY MUST SUBJECT THEIR MALES TO BE CIRCUMCISED, ANYBODY SAYING NO WILL NOT GET THAT CITIZENSHIP CERTIFICATE.
4.           That person is unworthy to live in the place. For God gives stipulations on how the citizenship or membership of the Kingdom should be guaranteed to anybody. It is not offered to you anyhow.
5.           …when a stranger sojourning with you wishes to keep the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then  let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land. But no uncircumcised person shall eat of it. There shall be one Lord for the native born and for the stranger…”
6.           Put your hands together! GOD JUDGES EVERY MAN BY ONE STANDARD. REMEMBER WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT PHYSICAL CIRCUMCISION AS IT WAS THAT TIME.
7.           WE ARE NOW ISRAELITES, FOR HAVING BEEN CIRCUMCISED IN THE HEART. THE KNIFE, MACHETE OR BLADE THAT IS USED FOR OUR OWN CIRCUMCISION IS THE WORD OF GOD. WE DO NOT CIRCUMCISE WITH INSTRUMENTS MADE WITH HANDS. THAT’S WHY YOUR HEART MUST BE CIRCUMCISED.
8.           ST. PAUL TOLD THE CHURCH IN HIS DAY TO CIRCUMCISE THEIR HEARTS AND NOT THEIR FLESH. WE WILL KNOW THOSE THAT ARE OF THE CIRCUMCISION AND THOSE THAT ARE NOT. FROM TODAY, MY SALVATION IS IN MY HANDS. To God be the glory. I am coming to something. 
9.           “There shall be one Law for the native born and for the stranger or foreigner who sojourns among you. Thus did all the Israelites; as the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.” AMP.
10.        “As to the foreigners, if they are living with you and want to observe the Passover with you, let all the males be circumcised, and then they may come and celebrate with you. Then they shall be just as though they had been born among you.
11.        But no uncircumcised person shall ever eat the lamb. The same law applies to those born in Israel and foreigners living among you. So the people of Israel followed all the Jehovah’s instructions to Moses and Aaron.” LB.
12.        Any contradiction? We are riding on. It has been a long time since I stopped handling Sunday school teaching. And I promised that one of these days, I will be here again.
13.        You see, I told you that I was back, that I travelled far. You must go home after today’s service to tell your children at home, that you really heard an encounter with God face to face. Face to face. I want to stuff your ears and your hearts today, with truths that can never be annulled in your hearts again because you have come of age; so that you will have something that you will tell them across the Jordan.
14.        Across Jordan, you will have things to tell them, for you are now one with them: the same statute, the same law, the same God, the same regulation, everything one. You see, you are now blending. I am joining the two sticks ahead of time.
15.        If you are not joined ahead of time firmly, the tendency is there that somebody might be shaken or may be detached or accept to be deported. I am bringing you to the point, I will say, the point of no deportation; where you can claim the same equal right, equal status, equal inheritance with your brethren across Jordan.
16.        Who taught them, tutored them this? Almighty God Jehovah, through the mouth of Moses and Aaron, and it is an irrevocable promise binding God and his people and the strangers that will sojourn in the midst of God’s people even till eternity.  To God be the glory.
17.        Anybody that is not in the fellowship this day has really missed something. I love the environment. The Lion roared, nobody is now moving up and down with flimsy excuses. When Satan wants to cheat you, he will be suggesting to you that you should go out and stretch yourself. Even if you are pregnant, deliver in the Fellowship.
18.        You will remain in my prison until I set you free thus day. And if I see you sleeping, I will help you to sleep until I come down. I want to go further. Let’s see some exclusion and know whether God had reasons for excluding some people from his salvation plan.
19.        Can God exclude people from his salvation plan? What and what might be the likely offenses? That is a great question. 
20.        The book of Deuteronomy chapter 23 verse 3 through 8, “An Ammonite and Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord…”
21.        Take note. Take note. Who shall not enter the congregation of the Lord? An Ammonite and also a Moabite. Remember the Lord God called all the End-timers, Moabites.   
22.        An Ammonite and Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to their tenth generation…
23.        Even to their tenth generation, no provision.
24.        Their descendants shall not enter into the assembly of the Lord forever…”
25.         Their descendants, you know they exist even till today, shall never enter into the congregation of God’s people forever.
26.        …because they did not meet you with food and water on the way…
27.        They did not do what? …because they did not meet you with food and water…
28.        They did not offer the children of God who were their relations. Moabites, Ammonites were descendants of Lot, and Lot was the nephew of Abraham, who Abraham took to the Promised Land, when trouble befell Lot because he chose the place of Sodom and Gomorrah, he was taken to captivity.
29.        Abraham went after his enemies, after his captors and rescued him. While returning from the war, he met Melchizedek. That is the much I want to say there. Now, rewind that place again.
30.        …because they did not meet you with food and water on the way…
31.        food and water means a lot to one who was wearied. Their relations were travailing, seeking escape, instead of offering them with food and water at least to calm down their weariness, look at what they did.
32.        …because they did not meet you with food and water on the way when you came forth out of Egypt, and because they hired Balaam…”
33.        Look at the offences they committed against God’s children.
34.        …and because they hired Balaam Son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia against you to curse you…
35.        You see, Balaam was from Babylon, Balaam was from Iraq, Mesopotamia.
36.        “…Nevertheless, the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam, but the Lord your God turned the curse unto a blessing to you,  The Lord your God turned the curses to blessings because the Lord your God loves you…”
37.        The God they worship couldn’t hear the voice, the curses, the enemies were placing on God’s children. God had earlier proclaimed it that whoever that blesses the children of God shall be blessed, whosoever that curses them, shall remain accursed.
38.        “…You shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days forever. You shall not abhor an Edomite…”
39.         you should not do what? …abhor an Edomite, you should not avoid, you should receive an Edomite.
40.        Remember the scripture, “Who is this man that cometh from Edom wearing dyed garment, mighty to save?  Despise me not for I am black Because the sun has acted on Me? Despise me not for I am black.”
41.        You should not avoid, abhor, reject, refuse an Edomite.
42.        You shall not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother. “
43.        For he is what? Your brother. Put your hands together brethren.  Very hard to believe. An Edomite, he is your brother. What did he tell you when he appeared here? I am your brother, your kinsman redeemer. Despise me not, for I am black.
44.        You are my people; I am your people also. I am your brother. Do not despise, reject or refuse or avoid the Edomite, they are your brothers, they are sisters, they belong to you. You are of the same specie.
45.        “.…You shall not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother(Esau’s descendant). Who? (Esau’s descendant). Who? (Esau’s descendant). Who? (Esau’s descendant).
46.        In the Bible, I showed you the story. Esau is Edom. Did I show you that? In the message titled, “God in Despised Places”, Esau is Edom. And I asked you a question: When God wanted to bless Brother Chiwendu and then Brother Okey Oleri stretched forth his hand, disguised himself to look like brother Chinwendu’s hand.
47.        And God held the hand of brother Okey and said, “Is this brother Chinwendu my Son? He said yes” and he began to bless. Was he blessing Brother Okey Oleri or Chinwendu? Chinwendu.
48.        Can God make mistake? God did not identify with the error. He said, “The hand I am holding is that of Chinwendu but the voice I am hearing is that of Okey Oleri. Is this Chinwendu my Son?”
49.        He said, “Yes.” He began to bless. So, the 419 (deceit) could not work. Instead of getting the supposed blessing, he got troubles that chased him out of the town.
50.        It was in the process of the trouble that he came into encounter with God in the land of Bethel where he used stone to make pillow. Do you think it is easy for one to use stone as his pillow? He really suffered. Even at the end of the day when he was coming back, on seeing the elder brother, he became afraid thinking the brother would kill him.
51.        The brother said, “No, come, come, come, you are my brother, although you misbehaved, your sins that were many are now pardoned, come, come, come. Finish.
52.        Remember he was coming with gifts which he would offer to see whether that would appease the man. He never knew that Esau had no time. Just like Zacchaeus, immediately the man from Edom encountered Zacchaeus, Zacchaeus said, “Oh, who am I? Of all I have coveted, I am going to repay even one million folds.”
53.        The man said, “I don’t want it. Today salvation has come to your house, I don’t need it. Don’t bother, don’t bother, don’t bother, don’t bother, just welcome home, welcome home, come home, finish.”  
54.        …You shall not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother(Esau’s descendant).You shall not abhor an Egyptian…”
55.         You should not avoid, abhor, refuse or reject an Egyptian even if she is a woman. Have you heard it? Don’t, an Egyptian have a place with you. Why?
56.        “…You shall not abhor an Egyptian because you were a stranger and temporally residence in his land. ..”
57.        You were a stranger and temporally resident in his land. He succored you, protected you, provided for you, served your interest.
58.        Verse 8, “Their children may enter into the congregation of the Lord in their third generation.” AMP.
59.        Praise the Lord! If their children will enter in the third generation and we are now in the 21st generation, their children had entered long, long time ago. Hence, there is no discrimination. Have you seen why when other presidents are afraid of going to Jerusalem to have dialogue with Benjamin Netanyahu, it takes Egypt to be frequenting there.
60.         And when they were looking for a venue where they would stay so that Benjamin Netanyahu would come, John Kerry, American secretary of state and Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary, chose no other place but Egypt. For Netanyahu said, “Except it is in Egypt, I will not come.”
61.        Only one statement Egypt made, UN reversed their policy and their statement, and have given Israel mandate to search out Hamas in all their enclaves, destroy them, destroy their weapons without mercy. Obama fell down because all his plans have now failed.
62.        He said that he is surprised that Egypt has betrayed America by taking side with Netanyahu. That was why from time to time, each time Israel runs into trouble, they will go to Egypt and seek help, although Egypt is flexible, very unreliable Egypt. At a time, they are cooperating, at a time, they are not cooperating.
63.        But what of Israel that will sign agreement today and violate it tomorrow? GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING. IT IS NOT EASY TO SAVE A HUMAN BEING. THAT IS WHY GOD DECIDED TO HAND OVER YOUR SALVATION IN YOUR HANDS.
64.        Henceforth, my salvation is in my hands. Having seen, having heard, I will blame nobody but myself from now henceforth. I am coming down gradually. Once you are happy, I am happy.  Amen.






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FELLOW CITIZENS IN GOD’S KINGDOM (2)
In the days of Nehemiah and Ezra, something took place. Let us consider Nehemiah chapter 13 from verse 1 to 3. Nehemiah chapter 13 verses 1 through 3. Amplified. “On that day, they read in the book of Moses…”
2.           On that day, the Jews read in the book of Moses, like I am reading today in the book of the Lord as recorded by our patriarchs.
3.           …On that day, they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people…”
4.           in the audience of the people. To the people’s hearing. Even the deaf, everybody heard it.
5.           …and in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever come into the assembly of God…”
6.            And it was discovered from the writing of the Lord that no Ammonite, no Moabite and their descendants shall be found in the midst of God’s people forever.
7.           …for they met not the Israelites with food and drink but hired Balaam to curse them; yet, our God turned the curse into a blessing…”
8.            Why not put your hands together brethren! The days of Nehemiah was far away from the days of Moses. They never featured in the same generation. Remember the book of Moses was lost, the people of Israel started taking wives from all the nations around them. They never knew when they took Ammonites and Moabites for wives because the book of Moses, the book of the Law was missing.
9.           One day, the book was recovered and was read from the sacred pulpit in the temple of the Lord to the hearing of all. Then, they heard, they saw it documented, that no Ammonite, no Moabite and their descendants shall be accommodated in the house of God, in the family of God till eternity, reason being, when they saw the children of God who were their relations, when they were in trouble, they had the opportunities to offer help, at least offering them food and drink.
10.        Is there any other thing that can be used to welcome a stranger, I mean, when somebody who made a long journey visits you, you give him water and food; hospitality. They couldn’t do that. Brethren, you see, sometimes those thing you think they are light; they are great in the sight of God.
11.        When they were behaving that way, little did they know that God was recording it against them; that the evil they committed could linger even till eternity until their children and their children’s children will be decreed out of God’s salvation till eternity.
12.        Whoever that offers a cup of drink, a mussel of bread to the children of God, might be doing it ignorantly, it doesn’t cost much, but he has done a great treasure, for himself, for his generations yet unborn.
13.        Any maltreatment to a man of God, to the people of God, God holds it immediately. Jesus said, “When you do good to these little ones that believe in me, you have done it unto me.” Is it a lie? You might be wondering why your generation is not doing well, you might be wondering why you are not prospering because the Lord spoke withdrawing their prosperity.
14.        Maybe at one time or the other, due to stupidity and ignorance, you join your idol worshippers at home calling all your parents to place a curse on a man of God or the people of God or you constituted a stumbling block by hiring people even against them, or you had the opportunity to show them a little favour but you fain ignorance, you think it is a light thing, you never knew the Lord recorded all.
15.        During your days and after your days, the thing will continue to hunt your generation about. What is more, you are out of his salvation plan. Please, take note of what I am saying.
16.        That’s why God said, “Whosoever that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, receives a prophet reward.” Is it true? Is it true? He went further to say from the Lord Jesus Christ that no human being ever offers a morsel of bread or a cup of water to all these little ones that ever go unrewarded.
17.         Your labour of love in Christ can never go unrewarded. Look at Egypt, we were only reading how they were using them as labourers, but they were paying them, they gave them the land, they gave them everything, because they were important, that’s why Pharaoh didn’t want to lose them. 
18.        You see, because they treated them fairly, the Lord recorded what took place. God will save some who were not in his programs simply because they showed God’s children love. They love God, they love the children of God, they took care of his messengers.
19.        Remember that God’s messengers are human beings. By showing freewill hospitality, you may not know when you have; I mean, entertained God’s angels unawares. Is that scripture?
20.        I said that today is a memorable day. A day you must go home and sleep very well, henceforth, your salvation is now in your hands.”
21.        Verse 3. ...When the Jews heard the law, they separated from Israel all who were of the foreign descent. AMP.
22.        All the Ammonites, all the Moabites, they were all separated, they were asked to go together with their children so that the Lord will be pleased. Assuming you happen to be one of the husbands of those women and the elders will come and tell you your wife must go together with the children as at that time, what will you say? You will say, “Over your dead body”.
23.        But they were willing to submit themselves, to be relieved of those burdens so that the word of God will stand through.
24.         Please take note of what I am saying. NOTE WHERE WE ARE. IN THE MIXED MULTITUDE, MANY THINGS HAPPENED, AND IN EVERY LOCAL ASSEMBLY, THERE MUST BE MIXED MULTITUDES THEY ARE ALWAYS IN THE MAJORITY.
25.        NOW, WHETHER YOU FALL WITHIN THE MIXED MULTITUDE OR THE BONAFIDE OWNERS OF THE CAMP, GOD HAS OFFERED YOU FREE SALVATION THROUGH CHRIST.  ON THE APPLICATION FOR CITIZENSHIP WHICH YOU APPLIED VOLUNTARILY. FOR YOU WERE THE ONE THAT CHOSE TO SERVE GOD, AND THE WORD HAS BEEN GIVEN OUT.
26.        YOUR ABILITY TO ACCEPT THE WORD WILLINGLY AND BE GUIDED, MONITORED, RULED OR GOVERNED BY THE WORD IS A SURE SIGN THAT THE SEAL OF CITIZENSHIP HAS BEEN PLACED ON YOU which is God’s own seal of ownership.
27.        The only thing the devil is afraid of, otherwise, you remain a stranger; you remain an alien in our midst. It doesn’t require brother to tell sister that she is a stranger; it doesn’t require sister to tell brother, this is an individual matter.
28.        As long as you have heard with your ears, understood the message, your conscience will bear witness with you that you have welcomed it or not. Your character will tell you that you are reflecting it or not.
29.        Brethren, even round about you, ministers that have become your overseers will access you using the message. Once it happens, God places a seal of ownership on you. Or else, you will remain a resident of God’s own country, but not a national.
30.        There is a great difference between residents of America and nationals of America. There are Nigerian nationals, there are Nigerian residents. Here in Onitsha, we have indigenes of Onitsha, we have residents in Onitsha. I am a resident, I am not an indigene. If I want to indigenize, according to the law of Nigeria, I must apply for indigenization, submit my application to his royal highness, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe or Obi Alfred Nnaemeka, who will validate my application, carry it to the council of elders. The whole traditional chiefs, the Agbalanzes’, the NdiIchies’, they will scrutinize it, invite me for interview.
31.        If I meet their stipulations according to the law of Nigeria, the Obi of Onitsha, the traditional ruler, his royal highness, Obi Alfred Nnaemeka will confer me with indigenization certificate. I will begin to benefit from the rights and privileges of every Onitsha Ado indigenes without discrimination, without violation. But until that is done, I remain a resident, not an indigene.
32.        Are you a resident of the bridal faith or a national, a co-owner, a bonafide member with the seal of citizenship upon you?  Nobody drives away a national, but a resident can be driven away. A national doesn’t think of packing home no matter the situation. Which home? He has only but one home. But a resident, if he is feeling uncomfortable, he can pack home, he can change from one locality to another.
33.        YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR RESIDENTS VERY EASILY, BUT YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR NATIONALITY VERY EASILY. If you move from Onitsha to Obosi, you have changed your residence.
34.        You move from Onitsha to Ogidi you have changed your residence, but it is not so with nationalism.  Now, the moment you become a national, a citizen, that national spirit will possess you, for every nation has a spirit. Remember where we are heading to.
35.        You are a holy nation. You are a holy nation, a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, God’s own possession, citizens of God’s own country. If you are in Christ, you are now in his Kingdom. But let it be known to you that there are certain characters we begin to see in you; we will tell you bluntly that you are either a Moabite or an Ammonite.
36.        Because your character is your name. Your character is your name. If it were not for the attitude the wife of Moses manifested on hearing the word of God, the Jews wouldn’t have known that she was an Egyptian, except Aaron and Miriam.
37.        Even when they tolerated her because Moses married her, they tolerated her because Moses married her at the command of the Lord. But she could not welcome that marriage; she couldn’t transfer her marriage to Moses, to Moses’ God and the Moses’ people. Her eyes and mind remained with her people.
38.        Hence, the word of Moses meant nothing; the word of the Lord meant nothing. If she had believed her husband, on hearing the word as proclaimed that all male children should be circumcised, the idea of running away with the children couldn’t have come into her mind.
39.        Not until God came down, descended on Moses, tending to kill Moses, Moses by force snatched the two sons from her, circumcised the two at old age and the woman got offended. For circumcision is not a tradition or custom in Egypt. It is foreign.
40.        And the Lord is saying, for an Egyptian or any foreigner to sojourn naturally with the people of God, all their male children must surrender to circumcision physically. Remember you were gentiles given over to dumb spirits, serving diverse laws until this message came your way. You were blind to the truth; ecclesiastical sting veil veiled your eyes.
41.        When God came, the light of the gospel of Christ illuminated your eyes. You received your sight. It is now believed that since you are now one that has chosen this way; you MUST yield your heart to be circumcised like any other true faithful of the Lord.
42.        We are looking forward to seeing the day the true and faithful ones will appear. On that day, will God say, “Welcome my child, for I have found you true and faithful?” Go to the book of Revelation and you see it there; chapter 22, very clear. 
43.        Because it has become very, very important now than before, only a step left between us and Paradise. And about this time last Sunday, or few minutes to come, all our wives judged themselves, condemned themselves before the Lord and they thought it was a light thing. Some even went home laughing.
44.        I noticed that they never realized the consequences. I visited it here on Wednesday and I will visit it more. But before then, let me hand over their salvations into their hands, man and woman and their children alike.
45.        Christ has appeared to take us to the Promised Land. That’s why He appeared, to take us home. For he told you clearly, “I am coming back again to take you unto myself, that wherever I am, there you shall be”. We are going somewhere, be comfortable.
46.         How many will like me to continue? Do I ride on? Is it making you good? I am feeling good. Amen.


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BEARING THE SEAL OF GOD
The book of Romans chapter 2 from verse 25 through 29. “If you obey the Law, your circumcision is of value; but if you disobey the Law, you might as well never have been circumcised.
2.           If the Gentile, who is not circumcised, obeys the commands of the Law, will not God regard him as though he were circumcised? And so you Jews will be condemned by the Gentiles because you break the Law, even though you have it written down and are circumcised; but they obey the Law, even though they are not physically circumcised. GNB.
3.           Being a Jew is worth something if you obey God’s laws; but if you don’t, then you are no better off than the heathen. And if the heathen obey God’s laws, won’t God give them all the rights and honours he planned to give the Jews?
4.           In fact, those heathens will be much better off than you Jews who know so much about God and have his promises but don’t obey his laws…”
5.           I hope it is sinking? Don’t forget where we took off, we are coming from somewhere and we are going somewhere. My duty is to tie scriptures together, for the commission said, “Show them scriptures, before I will talk to you.” So that through the scriptures, you can know who is talking to you.
6.           Jesus said, “They err not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God.” Hosea said, “My people perish because of ignorance of the scriptures”.
7.           …for you are not real Jews just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone through the Jewish initiation ceremony of circumcision…”
8.            You are not real Jews because you are born of Jewish parents. TODAY, MY SALVATION IS IN MY HAND. THAT A MAN OF GOD IS YOUR HUSBAND DOESN’T MAKE YOU A CHILD OF GOD; THAT YOU ARE BORN BY PARENTS THAT FEAR AND HONOUR GOD DOESN’T MAKE YOU A CHILD OF GOD.
9.           ONCE YOU ARE OF AGE, YOU CAN DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD, THE WORD OF SALVATION COMES TO YOU THE SAME WAY IT COMES TO YOUR PARENTS.
10.        HE THAT MUST COME TO GOD FOR ETERNAL LIFE MUST HAVE A FOCUS. DON’T MINGLE IT WITH ANOTHER THING. OFF YOUR EYES FROM THAT THING. 
11.        …for you are not real Jews just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone through the Jewish initiation ceremony of circumcision. No, a real Jew is anyone whose heart is right with God...”
12.        A REAL JEW IS WHO? ANYONE WHOSE HEART IS RIGHT WITH GOD. IS YOUR HEART RIGHT WITH GOD? HAS IT BEEN WASHED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB? IS IT PURE, SANCTIFIED AND HOLY? THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE MEETING THEM OVER THERE. Glory be to God. I told you that from this day, I have handed your salvation over to you.
13.        …a real Jew is anyone whose heart is right with God. For God is not looking for those who cut their bodies in actual body circumcision, but he is looking for those with changed heart and mind.”
14.        He is looking for those with changed hearts and minds. I told you, you must have your own personal experience today, which nobody will explain away from you. For your salvation from now has been entrusted to your hands either to keep or to destroy.
15.        “…Whoever has that kind of change in his life will get his praise from God, even if not from you.” LB.
16.        He will get his praise from somewhere. From God. Even if it doesn’t come from any human being. For a real seed of God seeks God’s commendation.
17.        He that compares himself to another is foolish, unreasonable. If you are demanding human beings to praise you, eye service will never stop in your life. Am I saying the truth? Good.
18.        “Circumcision does indeed profit if you keep the law; but if you habitually transgress the law,…”
19.        If you habitually do what is wrong, go contrarily to the word of God that is revealed to you, to regulate your life and your life activities
20.        …your circumcision is made uncircumcision. So if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the requirement of the law, will not his uncircumcision be credited to him as equivalent to circumcision?
21.        Then those who are physically uncircumcised but keep the law will condemn you who, although you have the code in writing and have circumcision, break the law.
22.        For he is not a real Jew who is only one outwardly and publicly, nor is true circumcision something external and physical. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly and…”
23.         Who is one inwardly, not external, not outwardly. Outward show: “Are you a Jew? See my manhood. Are you a Jew? See my tribal mark”. We are not looking for your tribal mark. We are looking for your spiritual mark, spiritual approval. Is this sinking well?
24.        …true circumcision is of the heart, a spiritual and not a literal matter. And not what? A literal matter. It goes beyond coming to Church. No, no! And this is the point you will attend, and be offered a citizenship, irrevocable certificate of ownership. Irrevocable certificate of ownership. Whenever a man obtains such a certificate for any property, there is no constitution or law that revokes it. 
25.        Natural things type spiritual. But once you possess this citizenship certificate, God issues you the irrevocable certificate of citizenship, because it is till eternity. Who can cancel it?
26.        Brethren, rejoice! I say, “Rejoice.” The greatest gift God has offered to this generation remains the Son of Man. For that, we are a blessed generation through Son of Man who has opened our eyes of understanding to recognize this amazing truth.
27.        We can go to bed and sleep henceforth. For nobody can deny me of my citizenship. Remember that this citizenship certificate bears one name at any given time.
28.        If you have ten children, they must have their own one by one. And it is not transferable. The same way, you have your different birth certificates. No family has ever been given collective birth certificate. Have one million children, they must have it one by one bearing their different names. So God issues irrevocable certificate of citizenship of this Kingdom .
29.        This is the United Kingdom of God. Remember that this citizenship certificate is issued by one Man; it bears only but one signature. Have you heard it before? Preached by Okechukwu Nwankpa. “Possessing the Seal of God”.
30.        That seal, irrevocable seal, it is in form of a stamp. It is not given to two persons, only one man is holding the seal with one signature. It doesn’t come from two places. Once he certifies your application to be ok, a big stamp or seal lands on it, with a red seal. But I do not place red seal; I place green seal as ambassador. 
31.        …his praise is not from men but from God. AMP.  Whoever that obeys God from his heart, the heart is circumcised God praises the person and not men. But where the heart is not exercised in righteousness, eye service takes over. While seeking the praise of men, if they fail to give that praise, they have become enemies and unbelievers.
32.         Automatically, the person will engage on strike action. If she is a woman, she will withdraw all her services. If he is a man, he will withdraw all his services. Why? The person that is rendered the services is not appreciative. But it is not so with God.
33.        When God praises, it is hidden.  He knows what he is doing. If you are in the good books of God, you know. If you are not, you know. Don’t end it in becoming the resident of this faith from the beginning till now. Become a national so that the interest of this particular nation will be uppermost in your heart. Become a national and then enjoy all the rights and privileges accruing to all nationals. 
34.        IF YOU STOP AT BEING A RESIDENT HERE, THE ONLY THING YOU WILL ENJOY IS PROTECTION OF YOUR HUMAN RIGHT. WE WILL PROTECT YOU FROM ABUSE AND VIOLATION, THAT IS WHERE WE WILL STOP.
35.        WE WILL GRANT YOU FREE MOVEMENT TO A CERTAIN LIMIT, BUT YOU CAN NOT BE A PART OF OUR VOTING PROCESS NEITHER WILL YOU BE A PART OF OUR POLICY MAKING. 
36.        Whatever provisions we have for our citizens, do not concern you. Let me just tell you what I mean. In Imo State in particular, the Governor of Imo State, Governor Rochas Okorocha offered scholarship at all levels of Imo State indigenes, starting from primary to tertiary institutions. I mean, the statement was very clear.
37.        The condition for the scholarship spelt out, declare that, it is no other than being a citizen of Imo State. You must be of Imo State origin and in the school, either primary, secondary or higher institution. Those that are at home, apprentices are not involved. Non-indigenes of the state are not involved. Did you get it?
38.        What is more, he made no provision for non-indigene, because it is manmade. Our God is a liberally minded God, who wouldn’t like anybody to perish, but will prefer that all will come to the knowledge of the truth that they might be saved.
39.        For that reason, he enlarged his bowels of mercy to accommodate who by nature shouldn’t be accommodated. Yes, because it is not of their own making. That’s why, it is not of him that willeth or of him that runneth but of God that showeth mercy. In that mercy, he gave a condition.
40.        If you can hearken and obey like others, this is your reward. My own children who claim to be mine, the same condition applies to them.  Let’s go further. So, begin now to cleanse your heart, to circumcise your heart and not your flesh.
41.        In the Old Testament, people were praying. In the days of the prophets, they cried unto God. The Lord answered, said, “Tear not your cloths but tear your hearts”.
42.        Don’t rent your cloths, but rent your heart. Is your heart with God? Has it been washed clean by the blood of the lamb? Has it been sanctified and made holy by the entrance of the word of God?  We go further now.
43.        I want to cancel that ritual once more, the same way I showed you conditions strangers will meet, the point where they will come and God will make them acceptable.
44.        Now Philippians chapter 3 from verse 2 to 3, Living Bible. “Watch out for those wicked men…”
45.        Watch out for those wicked men and women. Men is the plural, let me say, order, or plural understanding of humanity.
46.        Watch out for those wicked men…”
47.         Do what? Watch out; be on the lookout for those wicked men and women. I need a drink of water, for I ordered that there should be a bottle of water on the pulpit no matter who is there. I hope I am not demanding it too early? .Watch out for those wicked people among us.  
48.        Watch out for those wicked men-dangerous dogs, I call them…”
49.         Dangerous Dogs, I call them. Give nothing good to a dog, for he will trample it under feet. Is it not scripture? Give nothing good to a dog, for he will trample it under feet.
50.        A wicked dog, instead of appreciating the owner’s kind gesture, will even bit the owner. A wicked dog, instead of appreciating the owner’s kind gesture, will even bit the owner. A bad dog.
51.         If every dog behaves that way, will anybody own a dog in his house? These are the wicked dogs you must look out for. Those that cause problems to their owner from time to time.
52.        It is for this reason that dogs are said to be troublemakers, but never attend any court. The dog will cause damage but it can never be part of the case. You take it to magistrate, after everything, it will only say, “Alright”.
53.        It will accept to be guilty, all to the detriment of the owner. The judge will give the rule that the dog accepted, and then to the owner, “You will bear liability for the damage caused by your dog, because your dog echoed, ‘Alright’.” Halleluiah. I am talking about human beings. Now, let us know who they are.
54.        Watch out for those wicked men-dangerous dogs, I call them-who say you must be circumcised to be saved.
55.        Who say, you must be circumcised, you must keep the full laws of the Jews as stipulated by Moses before you can be saved. These are the people that nullify the grace of God that bringeth salvation. For the Law came by Moses, but grace and truth that bringeth salvation came through the Lord Christ. Where there is Law, there is no salvation, for the strength of sin is the law. Without the Law there is no sin. So, the Law gives strength to sin. Sin produces death.
56.        “…For it isn’t the cutting of our bodies that make us children of God…”
57.         It is not the cutting, the slashing of your physical body, the tattoos you make, it is not rolling on the ground or tearing your dress or making a hell of noise like hypocrites on the streets; if you cry, let your cry reach the air, reach the heavens when your heart has not changed, you are wasting your time.
58.        Don’t weep, don’t cry, understand and take a decision.  Crying unto the Lord means pray to the Lord requesting to give you a helping hand. Take a decision that the time of these ignorance God has overlooked all these years, but from now, my salvation is in my hands.
59.        For He has fixed a date in which He is going to judge everybody in righteousness by the Son of Man. Yes, for the Bible said the Lord judgeth nobody. He has committed judgment into the hands of his dear Son for he is the Son of Man.
60.        .…For it isn’t the cutting of our bodies that make us children of God;  …it is worshipping him with our spirit.
61.        Have you heard it? It is worshipping Him with our spirits. For this is the hour when those worshippers that really worship God, worship him in spirit and in truth. No longer by outward appearance like that, expecting men to begin to clap hands for them.
62.        Nobody came from Enugu-Ezike today, even from Opi? So, no palm wine. They are outside. I cannot bring them in because of palm wine. Stay there! Yes, you cannot bribe me with palm wine.
63.        It is not the outward display which I call, “Show man show”, which is the attitude of the Pharisees, the scribes and the Sadducees, who make a fair show of their belief even in the open places, given the impression that they are very holy people.
64.        Jesus the Christ condemned it out rightly, and the Son of Man will remain here condemning it even till eternity. A spiritual man is sober; he keeps quiet over something he knows very well.
65.        A spiritual man wants God to vindicate the just, but a carnally minded people will like to gather carnal witnesses who will share his or her views. But a man of God, a child of God will say, “I have handed it over to God for vindication. In the end, God will vindicate who is just.” No noise, no noise.
66.        If you make noise, it then means, you are not sure of what you really believe; your faith has not really anchored. It is just like I am here; can anybody come and tell me that I am not a Nigerian?
67.        Even in America, you know you are having your citizenship certificate current, no problem. Nobody has arraigned me before any Magistrate. You have not been… for one day as somebody because his skin is fair complexioned, will come to you and call you, “Black monkey from Africa”.
68.        It is a big insult; you drag him to court, he will be judged, condemned and sentenced accordingly because he abused and insulted an American national.
69.        Once you are in Christ, you have become a new brand individual, your nationality automatically changes, your mode of worship changes. You are a true Jew whether you come from America or Great Britain, I don’t care.
70.        Provided you fall within the armpit God regulated that will be given salvation together with their descendants. You are accommodated on one ground, that you must not pass with customary and cultural circumcision of your excess flesh, but you will be judged by the level of circumcision of your heart. 
71.        “.…For it isn’t the cutting of our bodies that make us children of God; it is worshipping him with our spirit. That is the only true circumcision. We Christians glory in what Christ has done for us and realize that we are helpless to save ourselves.
72.        Yet, if anybody ever had reason to hope that he could save himself, it would be I. If others could be saved by what they are, certainly I could!
73.        For I went through the Jewish initiation ceremony when I was eight days old, having been born into a pure blooded Jewish home that was a branch of the old original Benjamin family. So, I was a real Jew if there ever was one…”
74.         If there was ever a real Jew, Saint Paul was one, yet, that could not offer him salvation.
75.        …what’s more, I was a member of the Pharisees who demand the strictest obedience to every Jewish law and custom. And sincere? Yes, so much so that I greatly persecuted the Church; and I tried to obey every Jewish rule and regulation…”
76.        I tried to obey every Jewish rules and regulations.
77.        …right down to the very last point. But all these things that I once thought that was very worthwhile, now I’ve thrown them all away so that I can put my trust and hope in Christ alone. LB.
78.        If there is any ambiguity, it is not in this message. It is as direct as direct can be. The ambiguity is that you have hardened your heart against the truth.
79.        Of all the scriptures we have read so far since morning till now, has there been any controversy? Any contradiction? Where lies the bases of unbelief? The Cloud is in the camp.

80.        Because you are willing to accept the truth as it is being revealed to you, I am willing to continue. Amen.