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OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE

Preached on 29th July 1994 At THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD ONITSHA By APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN “THE ROCK OF AGES” Truth has no substitute” © BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY WORLD-WIDE

It is true I am an ordinary human being in appearance.
Whosoever God sends in every dispensation is God’s tabernacle. He is God’s dwelling place; he is where God is hiding. He must always be a human being.
He cannot be walking with wings because God is dwelling in him, no! He remains a mere human bing in appearance, but he is a supernatural human being the other way round, in that He can change situations. Believe it if you can…
-THE SON OF MAN
From the Message: NO DECEPTION IS OF THE TRUTH

God said that you should be very careful that you do not commit a crime that will erase your lineage.
There is a crime that you will commit and your lineage will be completely erased, and you find yourself in that thing that you were running away from and that is Hellfire. Then you will go and swim in the ocean of Hell eternally. If it is not truth, the Cloud will not vindicate it.

Even now that I am talking, I am the Cloud made visible in your midst, in the Church. Do you know that?
He that penned down your name has the right to erase it. That is why, He that has called us, that has taught us, has every right also to correct us and rebuke us.
GOD VINDICATING HIMSELF UNDER THE LAW
IN THE MIDST OF THE BRIDE
THE PILLAR OF CLOUD AS PHOTOGRAPHED ON
EASTER SUNDAY, 7TH APRIL 1996
IN THE COURSE OF THE MESSAGE TITLED
“THE RESURRECTED BODY”
DURING WORSHIP
AT THE JERUSALEM OF THE GENTILES (HOUSEHOLD OF GOD, GTC, ONITSHA, ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA)

Deuteronomy 31:15 “And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle.” KJV
Exodus 13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:.” KJV.


Psalms 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.” KJV


GOD VINDICATING HIMSELF UNDER GRACE
IN THE MIDST OF THE BRIDE
THE PILLAR OF CLOUD AS PHOTOGRAPHED ON
EASTER SUNDAY, 8TH APRIL 2012
IN THE COURSE OF THE MESSAGE TITLED
“ANOTHER DAY”
DURING WORSHIP
AT
THE JERUSALEM OF THE GENTILES (THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD, GTC, ONITSHA, ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA)


“Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.” KJV

THE HEADSTONE APPEARED WHEN THE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SON OF MAN, APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA WAS TAKEN DURING WORSHIP SERVICE ON 8TH APRIL, 2012 BY 11:30AM. THIS LAYS CREDENCE THAT GOD’S FULLNESS DWELLS IN HIM WITHOUT MEASURE.

Isaiah 11:10 “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.” KJV

Ephesians 2:19 “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.” KJV

       
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OATH AND VOW
Two things are holding many captive in this Faith. Number one is oath bondage; number two, is vow. This bondage is holding many captive in this Church. As God liveth, if anybody that calls himself a teacher, or a man of God comes and tells you that if there is a promise or vow or an oath which you took maybe in your private place or in the congregation, that you will not pay it, tell the person that God did not for one day call him.
2.                  If you are a man and it happens to be that you took an oath before God, as far as God liveth, if God approves it for you, you MUST fulfill that oath because He did not force you for one day to make it. You are the one that placed yourself in that bondage and God used the Word of your mouth to seal it for you.
3.                  If ever you have a vow which you made before God saying, “God, if you do this for me, I will give you this or do that for You,” it is between you and God and not between you and your Pastor nor anybody else.
4.                  The Bible told us in the book of Ecclesiastes that whenever we come before God that we should not promise like little children. That it is better we do not promise God and worship Him than for us to promise Him of something which we know that we cannot fulfill. For God can never leave us to go scot-free because He is not man.
5.                  I want to tell you the condition by which you will not fulfill your promise to God. If you are a married woman and you made a vow, the Law says that you must table it before your husband, and if your husband confirms it, you must fulfill that vow according to how you made it. However,  if eventually he says no to it, God said that you will not pay for the vow again and nothing can ever condemn you or input sin on you for not fulfilling the vow. For you stand righteous before God because your husband refused you to fulfill it. But if your husband ever allows you and you decline to do it, you will be condemned.
6.                  If you are an unmarried and you make a vow before God, if the vow is one that concerns your marriage, your father must be aware of it. If he permits you, you are obligated to marry that person you vowed to marry, but if he says “no” that you will not marry that person, that’s the end of that marriage.
7.                  If you are not married and you make a vow before God, you are like a man before God for you must fulfill your promise before God. How are we going to fulfill the promise? It is written in the Bible. In the book of Psalms chapter 5, God warned us there that we should make sure that we fulfill our vows.
8.                  In Numbers 30, He also warned us that we pay our vows. In Malachi, He also warned us to fulfill our vows. The whole of the New Testament talked about paying of vows. How are we going to fulfill it? If you promise fowl, you will not give goat, neither will you give cow. What you promised is what you are going to give. If you know the person you made the promise to give the vow to, that is the person you are going to give the vow to.  
9.                  You have no right to say because the fowl which I promised is sold hundred Naira, so for that you will give hundred Naira, no. You did not promise hundred Naira. What you promised is what you will give. It is left for your Pastor to direct you on how you will do it. If he commands you to go and sell it and then bring the money, you go, and anything you sold it is what you will surrender to God. If he does not want to sell it, he also has the right to collect it from you and do anything with it.
10.              I am saying this that you may be liberated. The same thing is applicable to the offering which we do give in the Church. There is no place in the scriptures where it is written that it must be money that you will give as offering. Offering is offering and it is you and your God that know what you want to give.
11.              Whatever you decide is what you will give. Offering according to the scriptures can be given in form of rice, garri and even yam. There are people who are being given the gift. That is why we have ministers. We can be in Onitsha and hear of our brethren in Ohuba or Isiala-Ngwa or other places, that they are in hardship, it is your offering that will be used in attending to their needs. Had it been that we have a local Assembly there in Lagos now, pertaining to the situation in Lagos for now, you would have known what it means to help brethren in time of hardship, for any household of God in Lagos can be likened to the Church in Jerusalem suffering from tribulation and hardship.
12.              Because one cup of garri given to somebody in Lagos is like one million Naira. The same to one bottle of kerosene given to somebody there. Think of it, if eventually we have Church there and we send a minister there with gallons of kerosene and red oil, as well as bags of rice which you gave as offering, how do you think that it will be? It is then that you will know who is worshipping God. I want your eyes to open a little.
13.               We really thank God that our Pastor is in the fellowship with his family. Pastor, did you trek to this fellowship? Is there any reasonable excuse before God? You may say that God understands, when you ought to be in the in the fellowship on time. Since you wanted to come late, you would have come late alone and allow your children to come ahead of time, and come late alone. Well, whatever that might be your reasons it is between you and your God.   
14.              There is nothing that you can give as an offering that is bad. I told you that I want to liberate you so that everybody will be free and worship God. In time past we closed our eyes so that nobody will be stumbled but now that we have come to the fulfillment of all things, everything must be complete. If you want to die, you die. If you want to stumble, you stumble.
15.              If I have surrendered myself to God, I surrendered even all my family and everything I have. If I die today I will not know where my property is.
16.              It is just like when I was talking to my wife saying, “If I close my eyes in death now, I will not know whether you are by my side”. Because the message is becoming harder yet if you look at it, it is very quiet. It is becoming biting. Why is it so? If you have ever seen somebody that is struggling with death, nobody will tell you that the person is dying.
17.              The same thing if you see somebody that is drunk, at times he looks like a mad man. Why is it so? He is being disturbed because his mind is somewhere. It was this condition that made Christ to leave His disciples: “If you want to perish, perish,” because He knew that it was time for Him to be crowned. Thus, it was not the time when somebody would come to distract Him over things that did not matter.
18.              Imagine Christ asking somebody to help Him pray, what kind of help would somebody give Christ? Was He afraid? The message is biting now, yet it is very quiet. It is now that you see great falling away; yet people do not know.
19.              Now I am coming back to something. If my wife delivers a baby and it gets to the day that I want to dedicate my baby to God, anything that I decide within me and my God to give as thanksgiving, I am not under obligation. For that is what I have decided within me, from my heart to give to God as a thanksgiving.
20.               No minister or man of God that has the right to tell me that I should go back with it. Because we are rounding up.
21.              But before now, we set these things aside knowing full well that we must meet them. Why was it that in the time past we closed our eyes from these things and continued going like that? It was because we had not got to the height where we could understand it.
22.              Had it been that we touched it that time, we would have become a denomination by now. Had it been that we revealed these things that time when people were very much eager, they would have placed sacrifice first before any other thing. Everybody would have been anxious of what they will give to God?
23.              What will I do to God instead of listening to the Word of God? Secondly, it would have brought in politics in the Church of God. It would have come to the point where the poor will say that instead of people seeing him that he does not have money, he will go to borrow or buy in credit just to show that he has zeal for God. Why? Because as at that time many of us were not filled with the Holy Spirit.
24.              However, today, anybody that has not got the Holy Ghost, I do not know when next that person will have his own because I do not know the message that will be preached to him that will make him have the Holy Ghost in him.
25.              We have come to the climax of everything, and now that we have come to the climax, all those things that were neglected are being brought together now and placed accordingly. What are we doing this time? We are plastering the wall.
26.              Any place that has hole, we fill it back for everywhere must be smooth. That is what we are in. As far as it is scripture, it must fit in the wall. Every of our action must correspond with the Word of God. That is the perfection of the saints.
27.              Then shall all of us come to the same unity and height, nobody will be above the other. You will not do because I did so.
28.               Assuming you made a vow when you were in the denomination and God saved you, brought you to this most holy Faith, it is still in your hands.
29.              Prayer is a sacrifice. If we are singing praises, we are rendering sacrifice unto God. Amen.



UNBELIEF: REBELLION IN THE HOUSE OF GOD


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UNBELIEF: REBELLION IN THE HOUSE OF GOD

Malachi 1 verse 10-11, “Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought?  neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought…”
2.                  Who is in this Church to play with this altar? Who is in the Church to cry wolf when there is no wolf? Who is here to raise false alarm? Who will ever go into his house and ever shut his door for not having any reason in mind?
3.                  There must be a purpose. You do not kindle fire for nothing sake. You cannot put off fire for nothing sake, or without a reason. Now the Lord is saying something: “I have no pleasure in you priests here,” because we are a royal priesthood. We are all priests, both men and women. God is considering us as priests that will offer sacrifice in one way or the other.
4.                  “I have no pleasure in you, for that reason I will never, never accept your sacrifices.” We have to settle the matter first of all.  If you cannot praise Me, I have people that can praise Me. If you do not want to sacrifice to Me as your God, hold your sacrifices for my Name is great even among the heathens. Neither will I accept an offering in your hand.
5.                  How can the God you have been doubting accept something from your hand? He moves, and you do not believe that He is moving, you do not believe that He is speaking to you, you do not believe that He is even in your midst. How then do you bring sacrifice and you want Him to accept? You are throwing it to the winds.
6.                  Let us come down low. You do not believe in the God that is in your midst, you do not believe in the move that He is making, you do not believe in His Word. If He does anything you will attribute it to a human being, you are sacrificing your sacrifice to a human being.
7.                  Every time God will be shouting, “unbelief will kill the Church, unbelief will kill the Church,” and somebody is saying that at all times God will be shouting, then the question is, have you ever run away from unbelief and God never stopped saying unbelief?
8.                  As long as unbelief remaineth in the Church God must never close His mouth. Where somebody is talking too much, somebody that is doing something too much is also there. Haven’t we seen the level of unbelief starting from the Pastor down to the lowest person in the Church? Both the Prophet, the priest, everybody in unbelief, attributing God’s doing to human beings. If there is any greatest sin that somebody can say, it is unbelief.
9.                  Check right from the time that we came in to this place, the first time that we came to worship God, the first warning that was given to us was unbelief: “Obey instructions, hearken unto my Word, follow my Word, for I will never leave you. Follow instructions, follow my servant, hear His Word, obey Him for I will never leave you.”
10.              However, when we started manifesting doubt, unbelief in the camp, God came down roaring every time. We were carrying unbelief too far. What is unbelief? When God will move, God will speak through the voice of a man and you call him a minister, you call him a man of God, a servant of God, yet you do not believe the Word that it is from God.
11.              You will read the Word of God, the Word is the discerner of the heart, the Word of God searches every secret. Whatever you do in secret, God reveals it and you say Amen. However, when God directs it to you, it will turn to devil. You do not believe that the eyes of the Lord watcheth throughout the world. That there is an all-seeing eye watching you and you will say Amen, but when you are caught and it flashes on the air where people will hear it, you start retaliating.
12.              The cause of your offences, why too many of you do not believe the faith is: “Why must my name be mentioned? Why must my sins be revealed?” God will say, “Your sin will kill you if you do not turn away from it.” Instead of you to say, “God thank you sir for finding fault with me. I am ready to change.” Instead of deciding to change, you will say, “Why will it be said? God why? Do not worry, God will give you reasons. Rebellion in the house of God.
13.              Some people even went to the extent of even challenging God’s authority; yet sit down in the camp. God is saying that as many as are guilty of this, what is that sin? Sin against the Holy Spirit. Because the Spirit is speaking, because we are living in the latter times the Bible said that the Spirit speaketh expressly. That in the latter times, some must depart from the truth giving heed to seducing spirit. The spirit is saying, not a man.
14.              John the Revelator in the spirit said, “Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.” What is that Spirit? That Spirit is Christ Himself. May be you are waiting for a day when you will hear from your ceiling, “Hear me oh you   sons and daughters of men.” Even if Christ will come and hang on top of the fellowship roof, yet some people will doubt Him.
15.              God will make a move and you will attribute it to a human being. Some will call it even magic. Most of you even heard it in this Church.
16.               “…I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand. For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same….”
17.              IF WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO WORSHIP GOD, GOD IS READY TO GIVE GLORY TO HIMSELF. The Bible said that when there was none, even to worship God, God lifted up His hands towards Heaven and gave Himself the glory. He glorified Himself because He is the Elohim, the All-sufficient God, the Self-existing One.
18.              For from the rising of the sun even unto the setting down of the sun, my Name shall be great among the heathens, among the Gentiles. In the whole world the Name of the Lord must be great, greatly honored, greatly worshiped and greatly acknowledged, whether you like it or not. If you like worship Him, if you do not like, do not worship Him. Why must we come into the Church to deceive ourselves?
19.              For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name…”
20.              In every place people must offer many sacrifices unto His Holy Name if we are not ready.
21.              “…And a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts…”
22.              Note, a pure offering, for His Name must be great even among the heathen said the Lord of Host.
23.              Holy Father, come into our midst and magnify your Name more and more. May we see the greatness of Your Name. Father, even if we are not ready to worship you, to give You the honor that is due to You, Father lift up Your holy hands towards Heaven and bring glory and honor to your Holy Name.
24.              However, Lord we come humbling ourselves, we have repented of our wicked ways and we are ready to turn unto you once and again that you may bless us God. Come and let us straighten the matters with you and us Oh God. Mercifully consider your people in Christ’s Name.
25.              What are we saying? The Spirit is saying something. What is the spirit saying? Why are we doubting God’s move? Why are we doubting what the spirit is saying? The great question is this, is the Spirit speaking lies or why must it be said like that? Does it mean that God accused us falsely or is the problem “why must He say it in the Church”? He did not come and kneel down to us and beg us.
26.              When we all raised up our hands as a confirmation that what the Spirit said is truth. That it is our character. The Spirit was picking it one by one, describing things around us and everybody was taking his or her own share one by one. How could you, after taking your own, turned round and gave it back to a human being, that it is not God any longer, in this Church?
27.              In the fellowship you say, “God is great, God is great!” But when you get to your house God is no longer great, He will now turn to a man. That you took the glory that should be given to God and gave it to a human being, what have you done? You have committed sin against the Holy Spirit, because you attributed the work of the Holy Spirit to a man.
28.              For that reason you will grow no further until you make it right. Imagine a situation, we all heard it in the Church, the extent people have gone. Even to the point that when prayers were going on, their minds and thoughts was to watch brother is prophesying, and they will know the reaction of the other person. Then a sister will be shouting, and once she starts shouting, it is then that the other person will start his own.
29.              Once this person starts another person will start as well. That was her own way. And to her, all these things are to her, American wonder. Why is it American wonder? Then you say, “God, if really you are the One doing it, do it to me let me know. Until you have done it to me I will not believe that it is you.”
30.              What is more, in that condition, as far as God lives, do not expect such a thing to come to you because from the beginning you doubted it. How can you doubt and you want what you doubted to come to you? It is impossible for God to tell lies.
31.              Is God owing you? Whosoever God wants to use to magnify His Name, He will use. If what will make you not to believe is until you are being used to do it, what is operating in you is the spirit of jealousy. And as far as God lives there is no way out, until you recognize your fallen estate, that God will use whosoever He wants to use. Will all of us be Prophets at the same time? Must everybody be gifted to speak in tongues? Must everybody have the gift to interpret it? Everybody has his or her own gift on its own.
32.              Our Prophet told us the Word of encouragement that we will not prophesy or do signs and wonders or miracles, but if at the end of the whole thing what we received is that our sins that are many have been forgiven for Christ’s sake, he said that we should rejoice exceedingly. What else are we looking for if what we received at the end is that our sins have been forgiven for Christ’s sake. Many doubted and doubted and doubted, even things that happened to them they doubted it.
33.              I wonder where it will take us. The Lord is still saying that our sacrifice can never be acceptable as long as we continue in this condition. If our sacrifice is of no use again before God, what use again is it that we are in His Presence?
34.              Somebody might be in the Church asking himself question, “If our sacrifice is not accepted then why is it that anytime we come to His Presence, God must come down?” Let it be known unto you that God can because of one person come down, He can also because of two people come down and bless them. God can come down here and everybody will be rejoicing, jumping up yet you are not a part in the blessing because when God came down there was unbelief in you.
35.              What if the Lord will come down only to confirm the presence of His Spirit in the pulpit and go away: “Let them that will believe, believe. If you do not want to believe you leave it there.” As a judgment and as a witness. Look at our condition. Amen.







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OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE
My topic is: “OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE”. First Samuel chapter 15 verses 7-26, “And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt. And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.
2.                  But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly. Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying,
3.                  It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night. And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.
4.                  And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD. And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?
5.                  And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.
6.                  Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on. And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
7.                  And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed. Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?
8.                  And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
9.                  But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.
10.              And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
11.              For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft …”
12.              Note, that rebelling against the truth, against the commandment of God, our Prophet said that it is witchcraft. You are a witch if you are rebelling against the Spirit of God. If you rebel against the Word of God you are a witch and the Bible said, suffer not a witch to live. You are not worthy to live. You are worthy of death. You supposed not to be where the saints of God are. Why?
13.              “…and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
14.              And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.
15.              Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD. And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.” KJV.
16.              Note, Saul rejected God. How did he reject God? When he went to sacrifice, he sacrificed with a pure mind. He knows what he was doing. We all know the commandment that was given to Saul to go and fight the Amalekites and kill all, both the sheep, goat, young and old, Saul obeyed but when he was coming back, what did he do?
17.              He selected all the cows, sheep, goats that were fat because he wanted to eat fatty animals. Even the their king, he brought home. When he met the servant of God, he told him that he has done as the Lord hath commanded him to do.
18.              Did God tell you to bring back fowls and goat? Did he ask you to come back and sacrifice unto God? Saul when did you started sacrificing? Who made you a priest to sacrifice unto God? You want to change your position from a king to a priest. Will you use the king of Amalekites for sacrifice? Does God use human being as a sacrifice? It is self-deceit.
19.              However, watch that man Saul, if not that the man of God was filled with the spirit he would have taken bribe. But Samuel understood the spirit that was in operation, that is why he told him, “It is better to obey than to sacrifice.”
20.              It is better to obey than to gather all your money and your wealth for sacrifice unto God. Your coming to His Presence is good, your offering is good also but the best thing God is expecting from us is to first of all obey and hearken to His Words. It is better that we obey and hearken to God’s Word than for us to use all the money that we have to support this Church. Missionary trip, you sponsor it, we want to do this and that, and you support it. You are labouring in vain.
21.              It is better to obey the Word of God first. Moreover, the moment somebody disobeys the Word of God, God sees it as rejection. Because that Saul disobeyed God, God said that Saul rejected Him. He disobeyed God willingly, he was aware, that was how he rejected God and because of that God pushed him outside.
22.              If we will reject God today by disobeying His commandments and God will accept us, God will have to tender apology to Saul. The God that we are worshiping is not a kid. God said that it is better to obey than to sacrifice. Now if we continue reading that place we will see what happened to Saul. Saul did not die his natural death. You will see what disobedience to the Word of God brought to him.
23.              First Samuel chapter 16 verses 1-2, “And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
24.              And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it , he will kill me. And the LORD said, Take a heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.
25.              Verse 13-19, “Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
26.              But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee…
27.              Note, an evil spirit from the Lord. Underline that thing in your Bible; evil spirit coming from the Lord. Which means God Himself purposely did it to destroy Saul, and when the spirit came into Saul watch what happened:
28.              Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on a harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
29.              And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.
30.              Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.
31.              Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.
32.              Verse 23, “And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.” KJV.
33.              Can you notice something from this passage? That when the Spirit of God left Saul that the evil spirit from the Lord went into Saul, then his greatest delight became instrumental music. There was no need for the Word of God again. I wonder whether that is not our condition now. Any day that we gather in His Presence and there are no hot songs, you will start saying, “Nna today fellowship looks somehow, the other day was hot!” Watch yourself the Spirit has left you but you do not know.
34.              Our Prophet told us that any time that the Spirit of God leaves people, they will take delight in sensational worship. He said that when they come together they would have sensation, rejoice and forget their sorrows. When they get outside the sanctuary, they will come back to their normal spirit. Thus, when you come to the Church and it becomes your only revival place, that is a sure sign that you are empty.
35.              In this condition that we are now, where we stopped moving forward now, we are going back, and it happened to be as if what we are doing is not known to us, we do not even know whether it is God or human being.
36.              Suppose rapture occurs that time, how many will make it? When you are hearing God shouting, “I have dropped many of you, I am not going with many of you, I have taken my stand, I promised to go with all of you but now I will not do it again,” you think that God is lying! It is now in your hand.
37.              He told us that He would go with everybody except he that says that he does not want to go because of unbelief. Look at us the spirit kept on shouting that nobody is above manifesting unbelief. Now look at us manifesting it. Where are we heading to brethren? From one sin to another sin. If we have been delivered from this, we go over to another one.
38.              We are really spiritual Israelites—a very stubborn set of people. Check, when God brought His judgment before all of them, is it not our habit today? When will we learn a lesson? Yet He told us, “Remember that I am a righteous God. From the beginning, I hate iniquity.”
39.              What is iniquity? What you know that you should not do and you go ahead doing it.
40.              In first Samuel chapter 13, Saul offended God again, when you read verse 6 to 14, you will find out there that Samuel told Saul that he want to go and know the mind of God. Where he went to know the mind of God, Samuel told him that it will take him seven days, the sound of the war was sounding and everybody was afraid because it was the time to go to war.
41.              Saul because of fear went to sacrifice, and immediately Saul finished sacrificing which was not acceptable unto God, behold Samuel came back and started asking Saul what he had gone there to do. The Bible said that it pained God that Saul was made the king in Israel.
42.              God now swore by His Name by saying that Saul will no longer be there. Will it not be our condition in this Faith? Will we wait until God will tell us that He regretted choosing us, why He called us His children? Are we going to wait until when God will tell us that He regrets calling us His children? “I regret why I said that I will take you home, I regret vindicating myself to you and lavished all my gifts in your midst,” is it what we are waiting for?
43.              Do we want to hear from His mouth “I have rejected you”? Or can we find out where we have went wrong and ask ourselves: what is that thing that God did to us? Where did He accuse us? Somebody is offended that he is being accused, if you are in this Faith and you know that God accused you falsely let us know.
44.              When the man of God is on the pulpit and the spirit rests upon him discerning the mind of people and he starts speaking of the spirits that is at work in the Church, this spirit is operating in all of us in this Church one by one.
45.              The one working in me may be different from the one that is working in you, but in all, all these things are happening in our midst. In addition, God is taking us as a body. How many times will somebody sin for him or her to become a sinner in the sight of God? How many times will you doubt the move of God and you become a stiff-necked fellow before God?
46.              We want God to come and bow down before us and God is not ready to do so. Far be it from Him if He will do it. He has already declared His Word that the heathens will also proclaim His greatness whether we like it or not. Thus, if we are tired of worshipping God, we should stop deceiving ourselves. That is what God is saying.
47.              The matter is clear before us, it is as clear as the day. Many of us in this Faith are tired of this heavenly race. Because you cannot find fault with the Word of God until you are tired of following God. Then you will start looking for where you will hold as your excuse.
48.              Even if there is something bad which you did and you have narrated it to any brother or sister, and it happens to be that there is no way that he narrated it to any of the ministers and it was being flashed in this Church, it is for your own good that you repent.
49.              If there is anything evil that you are doing, even if you narrate it to your minister and he took it to the pulpit, he did it to help you because it might be that you are not the only person suffering from that thing. Maybe there are others that are also suffering from that same thing, it is for your own good.
50.              The Bible said that you do not join in the unfruitful works of the enemy but instead expose it. The Bible encourages us to announce such sins publicly so that others might be afraid. Call evil by their names so that others will tremble. Because a little leaven liveneth the whole lump.
51.              If you know that when you do evil, your name will be called in the Church and you do not want your name to be called, stop doing evil or you disfellowship yourself completely and stop coming to our fellowship. Stop identifying with us in God’s presence for the earlier we know your stand the better for us.
52.              If I know you as a heathen, it is better for me, then I start treating you as a heathen immediately. However, the worst person is a hypocrite staying in our midst but your heart is not in this Church, and your mind is far away, challenging ministrations.
53.              If any message comes forth you say that it is because of you it is being preached. Why must it be preached because of you? Who do you want it to be said concerning? If you are not ready to hear the Word of God why are you in this Faith? Why not leave this Faith? Are we being paid like denominations? Are we begging you to remain in this Faith?
54.              Look at Deeper Life Church, look at Grace of God Mission, look at all the Churches around your axis. Why do you suffer yourself to come to this wilderness where nobody will hear your voice? Even if you are hungry, nobody will come to your rescue. You think that we have come to this Church to pamper anybody? No, woe is Me if I will come to this Church in this wilderness to pamper you.
55.              Do you think that God is not wise that He brought us into this wilderness? For He does not want us to be defiled in any way, He does not want us to be partakers of what is happening in the township.
56.              Tell me of the Church which the Lord approved that can be found in an open place? Tell me! The Church in Jerusalem, do you know where it is located? How many can tell me the location of the Church in Jerusalem?
57.              Do not worry, if you doubt any of them, come to Me and I will show you the map. There was none in the city. No wonder the Prophet showed us guideline whenever we want to trace the Church location, for the Church is not located everywhere. The Church is always hidden. It takes God to take man to where He is.   Amen.






BE THOU DILIGENT TO OBEY GOD’S WORD


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BE THOU DILIGENT TO OBEY GOD’S WORD
Exodus 24 verses 1-3, “And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off. And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
2.                  And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.” KJV.
3.                   Do you see the wisdom there? This is God and His people. God told Moses, “Come with Aaron and other seventy noble and intelligent men.” You see, Ministers of Israel together with Moses. However, they got to a place, then God told them to stop there, “Let Moses alone come forth.” Nobody challenged Him maybe by saying, “Are we not ministers? Am I not a Pastor? Am I not an Evangelist? Am I not a Teacher?” No, God has made His choice. He needs only but one person who He will talk to and that man will speak back to the congregation.
4.                  If you will not believe him, do not believe him. He is to represent God before His people. When he went to God and they were discussing, the rest, if they like let them lift their heads up, it does not concern God. Whatever they like let them speak concerning Moses, God is not troubled for He has made His choice once and for all.
5.                  When Moses came back and went to the people of Israel, everybody believed that he went to God and they all believed that God spoke to him. Then Moses started speaking and nobody could even say, “Let me ask a question. I have something to say!”
6.                  Rather all of them in one accord said, “That which the Lord has said, we will do.” What is more, they said Amen to it.
7.                  The book of Nehemiah chapter 8 verses 5-6, “And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up..”
8.                   Just like I am in your midst standing and all of you are sitting down on the pews. Ezra the priest opened the book, which is the Word of God and he was reading:
9.                  “…And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God.  And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground. KJV.
10.              The man of God was in the pulpit opening the scroll, which is the Word of God, and while he read the people said Amen, all of them lifted up their hands towards heaven with their head bow down. None of them was looking around to know how this person is doing or that person. All of them were busy with their God.
11.              But in this Church, if you say, “Bow down let us pray,” you will see somebody that will be watching passersby. Thank God that this Church is not where there is attraction.
12.              God knows why He brought us inside this wilderness. It was in Amazu Oil that He told us that we should beware of how we look around for the eye can put somebody into trouble. It was the eye that put David into trouble.
13.              Note this, seeing is not looking. You can see but looking is different from seeing. What is looking? When you see something and you start looking at it until all your mind and attention will now concentrate on that thing; you start thinking about it, before you know it you defile yourself. What exposed David, was it because that he saw a woman taking her bathe? Haven’t you seen a woman bathing before?
14.              Had it been that he saw her and continued doing whatever he was doing, will there be any problem? Rather, when others were in the fellowship, he remained at home. When others were upgrading spiritually he was busy walking all about watching a woman bathing, to the point that he started having the urge and he started desiring to sleep with her. From there it got into killing an innocent human being just to accomplish his plan.
15.               It was also looking that put Eve into trouble for God told her not to near that forbidden fruit, but the Bible said that she started watching it and said, “Behold how pleasant it will be if I will eat it.” It was at the process of looking that she admired it.
16.              When we say let us worship God, you start looking for those that are worshiping and those that are not dancing. Who are you watching to begin with? What do you want to see when everybody closed his or her eyes and bowed down to worship God?
17.              If you do not want to be translated, I want to be translated. If you are a fool, somebody will hinder you, because you want to look. Look at yourself, that it is only you and God, no other person! Unless if you came to do politics or you are in this Church for us to see you and call you a “good sister” and a “good brother.”
18.              What will it profit you if you get the commendation of man and get the disapproval of God? It is better that I receive bad commendation while on this Earth that God may mark me good.
19.              The book of Proverbs told us that a wise person wants to be told where he is wrong but a foolish person hates correction.
20.              Exodus 23 verse 22-27, “But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.
21.              For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.
22.              Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images. And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
23.              There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfill. I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.” KJV.
24.              The Lord is giving a command: diligently obey my Word for obedience is better than sacrifice. When God was reprimanding the people of Israel, He said to them, “When I delivered you from the land of Egypt, did I tell you to perform a sacrifice unto Me? What did I tell you: hearken and obey my Word. Before you can do anything to God, first of all make sure that you have obeyed Me.”
25.              What does it profit us to kick against the truth? The sin of rebellion is in us, the sin of witchcraft is in us. Every time we will be saying that the Church is bewitched, when there are a lot of witches and wizards sitting down in the Church benches.
26.              Now, call yourself that witch, call yourself that wizard, as many as are guilty of doubting God’s Word, attributing the move of the Holy Spirit to a human being.
27.              If you do not know when the Devil is trying to make you doubt the Word of God, you are gone for he will not get you in adultery or fornication, rather he will just make you to doubt the Word of God, to doubt God’s move. That is what the Prophet told us and it is in line with what is happening in the Body.
28.              Look at our own sin, look at our condition. We have not seen God, we are still seeing those that are walking in His vineyard. Let it be known to you that your sin has already found you out—not “will” but “has already.” What you do not believe, I do not know. What is troubling you I do not know?
29.              Is there any manifestation of God in our midst that is not scriptural? Why not ask questions? Because your secret life is exposed in the Church. What you did in your private places, God came down and was exposing all and you got offended, and then you were fighting against it. That is rebellion and witchcraft. You supposed not to be in this Church.
30.              When we know that we do not believe this Faith, yet, we come to the Church to clap hands and use our money to finance the ministry, of what use is it to us? Nevertheless, God is saying that obedience is better than sacrifice.
31.              You had better obey Me than to carry ox and sheep for sacrifice. If you like dance more than anybody in the Church, it is rubbish, you are entertaining yourself for God is ever mindful of His Word. For He watches over you.
32.              When you see God’s promises coming to pass, what else do you want to see? If it did not fulfill, you complain, if it comes to pass, you also complain. Can the Word of God come to pass without using a human being? Who will it use and it will be better? Why must it be me. One that absented himself from fellowship, does he know that the Word of God has fulfilled on his head? He has forsaken the gathering of the saints.
33.              What is more, he is a heathen for he has broken God’s Word.  What else is sin? That you are a civil servant, God is not interested in that. If it is possible that whenever you want to attend to your private need, you take excuse from the office, but when it comes to fellowship, no more permission. It will be: “They will not allow me.” But have you ever tried?
34.              Why? Because you are looking for something that will make you not to come: “I do not want something that I will do and I will be questioned, instead let me be on my own, stay on your own and do not come to Church.” I am looking forth to a day when we will come to fellowship and we will be only three persons for we are too many. If God is not God, let us leave Him alone.
35.              Thank God for the scriptures, for the scriptures can never be broken. If you do not know how to worship, go and read the Bible so that you will see those that worshiped God in time past. When God was rebuking them what did they say? The Lord, He is God. They knew themselves and their characters.
36.              If not that God came and helped us, we all would have perished because man loves covering up. You will continue covering up until you find yourself in Hellfire.
37.              Why are you tired? I want to show you where you are, look at your condition and that is why you are like this. If there is any move which we will make, it is now: you either make a move from this place that you are or you die there. Pray that God will give you the last strength this moment that you may march higher than where you are now, for there is a place that we halted, it is not Kadesh-barnea. We have halted somewhere and it is a very dangerous place. We have halted in a place which is very dangerous than Kadesh-barnea, if we are spiritual Israelites. Amen.
WE MUST ALL COME TO THE UNITY OF FAITH
38.              In Numbers 21 verse 4-7, the natural Israelites, they were marching but immediately they got to that place, they stopped, and once they stopped they started talking and talking, complaining and complaining, rebellion started that place, witchcraft equally started that place.
39.              Numbers 21 verse 4-7, “And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.”
40.               Because the road has become tough. The problem that we have in this Faith is that, in fact all of us in this Faith are worthy to be beaten. Had God not picked what was said in the bedroom in our midst? What we discussed in our private closet, nobody was there, has God not picked it in our midst? If it happened to be the one which you discussed with your fellow man, which God picked that will make Him not to be God again. But in all, did God accuse you?
41.              Even many that were denying in time past, from now they started feeling the truth. Many things that are going on in your hearts which you denied and said that your heart is pure, God knows my heart, God knows your heart that it is filled with unbelief. God knows your heart as a stark unbeliever that is not ready to change. Since you were asked questions and you say that God knows your heart, but truth has been revealed, why? God is doing finishing touches.
42.              What is God doing? So that you will not say “God why,” because He is a Righteous Judge. I do not know when translation is taking place, it can be this moment, it can be tomorrow morning, so that if I am dropped I will not blame God. If you are dropped you will not blame God.
43.              If you are in this Faith and you are hearing that you are not perfected yet, do you think that it is a good report? Strive to attain that qualification, strive to attain that height.
44.              WE MUST ALL COME TO THE UNITY OF FAITH. Is it not this stature that all of us are striving to attain? Do we have a different one? Is your own different? Expecting rapture, you want to go in a simpler way.
45.              I do not know any other short cut except this hard way, but the people got discouraged because of the way, like many of you in this Faith, you are becoming discouraged because of the way things are going.
46.              Complaining, rebellion started there. It is getting harder, you do not know that it is like this in the beginning. When we were telling you that we are one, you think that it is a lie.
47.              Speak the truth to yourselves, esteem others higher than yourselves, see your brother and Sister as one that is higher than you, speak all truth to yourselves for we are brethren, have everything in common, let there not be anything that you will say, “That this is my own.”
48.              But look at many of you in this Faith especially married women, shame on all of you! I have no apology. You still have no-go areas which your Sister cannot enter, which your brother cannot enter.
49.              I am saying this to your shame that you cannot live together, none of you can trust each other. If a brother comes, you will pretend. Whatever you do to the man is nothing but pretence so that brother will see you that you are good. Show that goodness to your sister, forget about the brothers.
50.              If I come to your house do not offer me anything, do not show me that you love me, love your sisters, love yourselves to the point that one plate can be sufficient for you; until you get to the point where many of you can enter the kitchen at the same time and prepare food. But how many of you can do it?
51.              Many of you in this Church, when you see your fellow sister coming, before you know it, you will say “Let me be going.” If eventually you stay together, and your staying together is in hypocrisy, shame on you. Yet you are expecting translation. That your sister who you do not want to stay with here on Earth, you are indirectly telling God that you do not want to be with her in Paradise, for that reason all of you will remain here on Earth.
52.              That person that you cannot stay with while on Earth is it when you get there that you will live together? You want to be in Paradise with it so that you will start worrying God with it, far be it from God!
53.              Why is the spirit lashing on women? The nature of the women is the nature of the Church. Yet some men that do not have backbone will still see the evil and they close their mouths. Dumb dogs in the name of marriage. Nobody wants to offend each other again: “I do not know how I will tell her and she will not misunderstand me!” Let her misunderstand you. How will they not misunderstand us in truth. People will misunderstand us because of truth. If you want everybody to understand you, you err.
54.              If you are in this Faith and your wife sees you as a good man, your goodness is nonsense. A woman will only praise you when you are compromising with her sin because no woman will like to be told where she went wrong, both young and old. You have to repent this moment. You have to march your step further or you stay there.
55.              Many became dumb dogs. Some even got to the point that the fear of their wives gripped them. If you see the man in the house, he will be like a maid in the house. The woman that you kept in the house, who will follow you to run the heavenly race, whom you are going to present before God, whom also you are going to speak for before God, if you see her, you will be like a maid in the house. If she enters in the house, you see the man filled with fear: “I do not know how I will talk to her and she will get offended!” Let her be offended!
56.              If telling her the truth will make us not to eat, let us not eat. This is the last time for if there is anytime I compromised, it cannot be now again. I am now finishing up. The food that I did not eat now, I will not eat it again, so I better declare the whole truth and get away from this world.
57.              Check your lives one by one and yet you are in this Faith. What are you doing? You have been resisting the truth even when your conscience is pricking you.
58.              Many of you in this Faith, married women, what is killing many of you is carnal jealousy and not Godly jealousy. Saint Paul said that “I am jealous of you with Godly jealousy that will make me to proclaim the mind of God.”
59.               But carnal jealousy is disturbing you. If the man greets a sister automatically the sister has become his wife. If he asks sister if headache is worrying her, she has turned to his girlfriend. You start saying, “Please I do not want somebody that I will share my husband with!”
60.              If you share your husband with her what will happen? Attributing sin where there is no sin because the heart is polluted. Yet we are waiting for translation in this Church. We better tell you the truth and then die away. Yet in this evil estate, the Word will go forth and you will resist the Word.
61.              Rebellion is the sin of witchcraft. Tomorrow you will say, “My lovely God,” rendering sacrifice to which God? The God that you rejected, the God that you dishonored, leaving alone the Gentiles to proclaim His greatness, the heathen will proclaim God’s greatness.
62.              The people that are meant to be in the Kingdom, Christ said that they will not enter, what will cause it? Who will say “Had I known”? Is it he that does not know the truth? Is it the person that does not know God? No, it is he that came face to face with God, saw the truth and testified of it, it is the person that will shout “Look at what I have done to myself!” He will be the one that will gnash his or her teeth, but not to a heathen that does not know God. Wherever he sees himself, he will take.
63.              If you put him in Hellfire, it will be like Heaven to him because while he was on Earth he does not know the difference between Heaven and Hell. However, to you that know this truth, you sit down in the Church and harden your heart, yet the Word of God will go forth, discern your heart and you will attribute it to the devil, you will attribute it to a human being yet it is the Word from God. Amen.






THE HOUSE OF A SERVANT OF GOD MUST BE EXEMPLARY


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THE HOUSE OF A SERVANT OF GOD MUST BE EXEMPLARY
Numbers 21:5 “…And the people spoke against God, and against Moses…”
2.                  Because of the nature of their way, their hearts got discouraged and they spake against God and against Moses. How do you speak against God? It is when you start attributing the works of God to man. Every time he will be saying that God spoke to him, whenever you start saying so, it is then that your problem starts.
3.                  Did they get away with it? God punished them immediately. Look at people filled with carnality when the heart are polluted, their consciences have been seared with hot iron, not ready to change. Rebellious spirit everywhere.
4.                  When you hear “I am sorry,” you think that the sorry is from their hearts, you do not know that they do not mean it. “I am sorry” with wickedness, the heart is still defiled.
5.                  If you hear the Word of God as it reflects in your character, the best thing that you should do as a sincere believer is to change. First of all thank God for revealing your sinful part and then do the right thing by repenting.
6.                  You see, I pity ministers’ wives and I pity their husbands also. If you are a minister and you are in our midst, and you are married, note it; I am telling you this as a fellow minister and as a fellow servant of God, knowing that any moment from now I will be taken away from you.
7.                  If you have ministered anything from the pulpit and you are certain that the spirit of God rested upon you, whether your wife takes it or not, when you get home and your wife raises any jot of question, discern the spirit that is asking you the question. If it is in disapproval of that message, do not say anything. For it is number one sign of rebellion.
8.                  Why must the cleansing start from my family? Why must it start from the ministers’ families? Has God not told us here that the house of a servant of God must be exemplary, a model, a standard for we are able ministers of the New Covenant. Not Old Testament. The cleansing, the purging, the perfection will start in me, start with my wife, start with my children.
9.                  If you are a man of God in this Faith and God speaks through you, do not ever cherish any person the moment you come down from the pulpit. If anybody has any question to ask, let him put it in writing so that it will be on records. Then if you are led to treat it before the whole Church, you treat it before the whole Church. If it is counseling him, you counsel him.
10.              Somebody knows that God commanded Moses to put it down in writing, the instructions that He gave to the people of Israel. If time allowed us to continue in the scripture, you would see it.
11.              In Exodus 23, the Lord permitted Moses to engrave it in writing so that the people will copy it down.
12.              In addition, God backed it in Malachi when the children of God gathered there, a book of memorial was opened and all they discussed, God put them down in writing and from what was put down in writing, we were able to know those that really believed God and those that did not believe God.
13.              I will not be surprised if some women in our midst misunderstood the ministration that went forth last fellowship. I will not be surprised that some of them had already given it their carnal interpretation. What our brother said is it not that whatever that our husband said that we should not talk whether it is good or bad.
14.              “Even if the man does evil, obey him, that was the interpretation;” if you are in our midst and it is the interpretation that you gave to it, to begin with, that is number one sign that you rebelled against the ministration, because the spirit that is saying so is not a right spirit.
15.              “Well, what is your advice?” If it is how you take it, take it. Does it mean that you do not know the truth? No! You know the truth but you want it to be bend to the way that it will suit you so that we will live in peace, let us never live in peace.
16.              If what it will take me to please God is to speak the truth and all of you will hate me, hate me! Have I not told you that henceforth some of you will hate Me? I do not preach that you love Me again. Away with your love, I have had a lot of it! As long as God marks me okay, that is what I need. I do not want your approval; after all I am not accountable to you. If you like believe my ministration, if you do not like, do not believe it.
17.              It is better for you that anytime you see Me coming to the pulpit you pack your bag and go home, and know that you are disappointed that day. I will love it than for you to stay in the Church and say that you believe when you do not believe.
18.              Even before now, the Lord told you, “Henceforth, I am changing, I am going to another dimension, you will hear very hard things from my servant that will be very difficult for you to believe. Many of you will die while asking questions. Questions will kill many of you.”
19.              Since I am here, we have been directed on how to ask questions. Let us ask questions with the mind to know. Let us ask question with a pure heart, let us ask with peace in our heart, let us ask with love. However, when you know the truth and you ask to tempt the man of God; you know the answer, you know everything and you are still asking, when you have set aside what you want to do, you are a cursed person in our midst and not only a hypocrite.
20.              All this while that you do it and you get away with it, and you think that you still get away with it this time, it is impossible for God to tell lies.
21.              We are rounding up. If you are in the rapture you know, for the Prophet said that it is not a magic, you know it. If you are not, you know it for your mind will bear you witness. If you believe what I am saying to be truth you know. If you do not believe it, you also know.
22.              If there is any time that we are ready to die for this truth, I think it is now. All along I have been preaching division, division, division, the real division is coming now.
23.               Now husband and wife will part because of this Faith. What I am telling you is truth now. In-laws will now part because of this truth because we are coming to the end where the whole thing will be crowned. But when you do not want to act, you want to play your game, you compromise and fall, God will cut you off.
OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE
24.              Remember the topic, that obedience is better than sacrifice. If we cannot obey God, why do we come into the Faith? Why do we waste our time? If you cannot obey simple instruction that came out from the pulpit, backed by the Word of God, why are we in the Faith?
25.              What is the essence of hearing the Word of God when we are not ready to obey it? It means that we are mocking ourselves: “Let us go and hear what he is going to tell us today! Oya tell us!” Mockers of themselves.
26.              When you hear “gather,” you will say, “Let us go and see what He is going to tell us today,” not that you come to hear what you will do; it is just for you to hear what He is going to say. To you He is just a noisemaker, He is playing, He is making drama, He is making sport. Yet you say, “I believe God, I believe God.”
27.              The Lord asked us to go, think and come back; and today the Spirit is saying that it is better to obey than to sacrifice. That any other thing that we are doing is in vain. It does not concern God if we continue in disobedience.
28.              Why do we continue in disobedience? Because the way is hard. Everybody is now playing individual game. A man does not know that he is man and woman does not know that she is a woman again. Equal authority is not good.  
29.              I have no other thing to say than what I have said because I have vowed a vow that as long as God liveth, never in this life will I diminish one Word from all that the Holy Ghost revealed to Me.
30.              Behold it is better to obey than to sacrifice. I do not know the area that you have seen yourself, I do not know where you have gone wrong, I do not know the movement of God which you attributed to a man. I do not know how you come to God, if you come to God’s Presence, you will say that it is God but when you get home you will say that it is human being.
31.              It is God that reveals the heart of man and He has come to help us. The Bible said that whosoever that the Father loves, that He chastises. Whosoever that God loves He rebukes and corrects so that he will repent and come back to God.
32.              God knows how He makes His move. As many as have something which they want to tell the Church, from all that they have heard right from this Message, I am not hindering you to come forward and tell us. No matter how the night comes it has pleased God that everybody will make his or her mind pure before God.
33.              As many as that has something to say, let us know. I do not hinder the move of God.
34.              You see, ministers’ wives I pity you. Imagine a situation where a minister will come to the pulpit, maybe there is something which you and your wife discussed in the house, you agreed and settled it there in the house. Then while he was on the pulpit, the Spirit led him to remember that thing and she will say that it is not God talking that it is human being.
35.              Even at the end of the ministration, there are other men and Sister who have the same problem, despite that everybody is raising their hands that they are affected, that this is what is troubling them. Under this condition how can the person benefit from that ministration? Can that minister profit the person again?
36.              I want you to know what is called rebellion, why God said that it is the sin of witchcraft. Why it should not be mentioned in our midst. I know that it is not peculiar to her alone, that it will be like that to other ministers’ wives. Why was it said that it is very difficult to save a minister’s wife? It is very difficult because they always see the carnal side. That is why we were warned.
37.              When God descended in our midst, what did He tell our sisters? Sisters that are married to ministers of God, pity yourselves because soup-pot and bed will put you into trouble. That you should know that other past servants of God married, that Apostles married, Prophets equally married. It was not a simple thing for them to marry.
38.              What if God never gave us opportunity like this? Will you be surprise that apostle’s wife came to make confession? Many will be saying before that this woman is blessed, because she married an apostle but look at her condition. She is now having the greatest problem, the problem of rebellion, the problem of attributing God’s doings to a man, even when God used that particular incident to flush the Church.
39.              If there is any greatest sin before God, this is the only sin that I know. Who has ever doubted God’s servant and get away with it? It is amazing grace that is keeping us in this Faith.
40.              Believe the Words of the Prophets and you shall live and prosper. How can you prosper when you do not believe their Words? How can they profit you anything? If gold can rust, you can imagine the condition of ordinary iron.
41.              You see, prophecy was going on and our Sister was there doubting it. Why was she doubting it?  The prophecy was saying that there is somebody in the Church that is doubting it and then she raised her hand and said that she was the person. You see how people die. This is challenging God face to face.
42.              God was speaking and she was there doubting it in her heart and no other person was aware of what is going on in her. God in heaven picked it immediately and said that there is somebody here now that is doubting Him, and then she raised her hand and reported herself.
43.              If there is sin that is greater than the other it is this one. Doubting God’s spirit; that the Spirit of God pulled somebody out from the congregation, although the person said that he did not know what happened to him, yet when he regained himself he started doubting by saying, “Why did I come out of this place? Was it Satan that brought me here or was it God?” Yet expecting translation.     

            
44.              Well, I do not know what is the Pastor’s wish. As for me I have done my best and I have finished my own cause. Any day you see Me you take. Any day you did not see me, you leave
45.              If you have anything for me that you want to see me come to my house or any time you see me here you tell me. I am an ordinary worshipper here. Seeing that you have rejected me and rejected the ministry and so on, I will now turn to the people that will believe me and people that will take me.
46.              It is not today that you rejected me, I know the day that the Church rejected me; I also know the day they rejected the ministration, everything the whole Church turned rebellious just because I told them the truth. They have hated me. What else will I do than to abandon you and go to wherever I am accepted?
47.              That was why I was writing a letter to Ohuba Church. I noticed that you do not need me again; after all, I have stayed for so long. That is why I want to hear your confession because I have made my announcement to you. 
48.              On this note, I say remain in your sanctified estate, remain blessed in Him eternally. Amen.





SECTION TWO

GODLY DESPERATION
PREACHED ON
19TH FEBRUARY 1995
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HOUSEHOLD OF GOD ONITSHA

BY
APOSTLE KELECHI UWAKWE






PROPHECY
THANK YOU FATHER, THANK YOU LORD. THANK YOU LORD, THANK YOU LORD. THANK YOU FATHER, THANK YOU FATHER, THANK YOU FATHER, YES, THANK YOU LORD. THANK YOU FATHER, THANK YOU FATHER, THANK YOU FATHER, THANK YOU FATHER, THANK YOU LORD. THANK YOU FATHER, THANK YOU FATHER, THANK YOU FATHER, THANK YOU FATHER, THANK YOU FATHER.
2.                  LOOK AT ME HERE, I HAVE COME TO STAY. LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME. FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION TO MY WORD MY PEOPLE.
3.                  YES, YES, YES, YES. MY WORD CAN NEVER FAIL, MY WORD CAN NEVER FAIL, MY WORD CAN NEVER FAIL. I WANT YOU ALWAYS TO PERFORM MY WORD BECAUSE MY WORD IS TRUTH, MY WORD IS TRUTH.
4.                  I HAVE GIVEN YOU ABLE MINISTERS THAT WILL PREACH MY WORD. WHAT ELSE MY PEOPLE? WATCH MY WORD, WATCH MY WORD, WATCH MY WORD. INCLINE YOUR EARS UNTO MY WORD, INCLINE YOUR EARS UNTO MY WORD. WATCH THEM, WATCH THEM, NONE OF THEM WILL FAIL, NONE OF THEM WILL FAIL, NONE OF THEM WILL FAIL.
5.                  LOOK AT PERSECUTION, LOOK AT THEM, LOOK AT THEM DRAWING NEARER. THEY ARE VERY CLOSE, THEY ARE VERY CLOSE. IT IS ONLY MY WORD, IT IS ONLY MY WORD THAT WILL SEE YOU THROUGH, THAT WILL SEE YOU THROUGH.
6.                  YES, FOLLOW THE MAN THAT I HAVE GIVEN YOU, FOLLOW THE MAN THAT IS DIRECTING YOU, FOLLOW MY APOSTLE, FOLLOW HIM, FOLLOW HIM, FOLLOW HIM, FOLLOW HIM, FOLLOW HIM, FOLLOW HIM.
7.                  LOOK AT THEM, LOOK AT THEM, LOOK AT THEM, TIME IS NO MORE, TIME IS NO MORE, TIME IS NO MORE. EVERYDAY I AM COMING NEARER, NEARER, NEARER TO TAKE YOU HOME. EVERYDAY, EVERY MOMENT, EVERY HOUR I AM COMING DOWN, I AM COMING SO LOW, SO CLOSE, SO CLOSE, INCLINE YOUR EARS, INCLINE YOUR EARS, INCLINE YOUR EARS TO MY WORDS.
8.                  TAKE MY WORDS, TAKE MY WORDS, TAKE MY WORDS, TAKE MY WORDS, TAKE MY WORDS, TAKE MY WORDS, TAKE MY WORDS, TAKE MY WORDS, TAKE MY WORDS, TAKE MY WORDS.
9.                  YES, YES, YES, YES CHURCH, CHURCH, CHURCH, CHURCH, CHURCH I STILL WARN YOU, I STILL WARN YOU. A LOT OF YOU ARE NOT READY TO GO, A LOT OF YOU ARE NOT READY TO GO. YOU ARE NOT READY TO GO, YOU ARE NOT READY TO GO. YOUR SINS WILL FIND YOU OUT, YOUR SINS SURELY MUST FIND YOU OUT BECAUSE IT IS MY WORD. MY WORD MUST BE FULFILLED.
10.              THOSE THAT ARE NOT GOING, ALL OF THEM WILL DROP, ALL OF THEM WILL DROP, ALL OF THEM WILL DROP. IN YOUR EYES YOU WILL BE SEEING THEM. YOUR SAVIOUR NOW IS TO WATCH MY WORD, WATCH MY SERVANT, WATCH WHAT HE HAS BEEN TELLING YOU. I HAVE NOT CHOSEN YOU AND HIM. YOU WERE NOT THERE WHEN I CHOSE HIM.
11.              YES, REPEATEDLY I HAVE BEEN GIVING YOU THESE WORDS, REPEATEDLY AND YET A LOT OF YOU ARE STILL GOING TO STUMBLE OUT, A LOT OF YOU ARE STILL GOING TO STUMBLE OUT BUT LOOK YOUR SINS, YOUR SINS MUST BE MADE MANIFEST UNTO YOU AND UNTO THE CHURCH BEFORE YOU STUMBLE.
12.              THIS IS THE BEGINNING. I HAVE ROUNDED UP. MY PROGRAM IS NOW WINDED UP. WATCH PERSECUTION, WATCH PERSECUTION, WATCH PERSECUTION, WATCH PERSECUTION, WATCH PERSECUTION. MY WORD, MY WORD, ALL OF THEM MUST COME TO PASS SO THAT YOU WILL BELIEVE THAT I AM GOD. SO THAT YOU WILL BELIEVE THAT I AM THE PERSON THAT IS LEADING YOU. YOU ARE NOT FOLLOWING ANOTHER PERSON OTHER THAN ME.
13.              BUT LET ME TELL YOU; I MUST USE SOMEBODY, I WILL NOT CALM DOWN AGAIN, I MUST USE SOMEBODY, I MUST USE SOMEBODY, FOR THAT WAS WHY I WAS MISUNDERSTOOD IN EVERY AGE. IN EVERY AGE I MUST USE SOMEBODY. I HAVE TAKEN SOMEBODY IN THIS AGE, MY APOSTLE.
14.              WATCH, WATCH, WATCH, WATCH, WATCH THERE WILL BE NO TIME I WILL LISTEN TO ANY OF YOU OTHER THAN HIM, OTHER THAN HIM AND YET A LOT OF YOU WILL STUMBLE OUT.
15.              BUT WATCH, YOUR SIN MUST FIND YOU OUT. YOU MUST BE COMPLETE BEFORE YOU LEAVE AND YOU WILL KNOW THAT I AM THE PERSON THAT IS DISCHARGING. THUS SAITH THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLY GOD.







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rethren, is it not glorious? Is that truth? Do you believe it that every word that proceedeth out of your mouth, the Lord knew it ahead of time? If you believe this to be truth, you do not need anybody to tell you when you have offended.
2.                  Before a man can speak a word, God has already known what he is going to speak. I am afraid. Here is judgment revealed from generation to generation, so you do not wait till brother will see you. Whatever you want to do, do it. Whatever you want to say, say it. Any way that you want to direct your thought, you are free.
3.                  There is an unseen eye watching you. I may not see you; after all you are not worshiping Me.
4.                  Numbers chapter 25 verse 1-11, “And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
5.                  And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.
6.                  And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel. And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor.
7.                  And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
8.                  And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it , he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.
9.                  And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand. And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
10.              Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.” KJV.
11.               First King chapter 19 verse 1-8, “And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
12.              Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me , and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.
13.              And when he saw that , he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.
14.              But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
15.              And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baked on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
16.              And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.” KJV.
17.              I am speaking on the topic, “Godly Desperation.” The word desperation means a very difficult and dangerous condition. It is a situation between life and death. It is a state where one has lost every hope. When we find the condition which Elijah was in when the word of Jezebel came to him, it threw him into desperation that he did not know what to do.
18.              Moreover, that made the man of God run for his dear life, seeking for a refuge for his dear life. And we see Phinehas the son of Aaron was thrown into desperation because of the sins of Israel, because of their misconduct to the word of God. And it put him in a condition that he does not know what to do. A situation where every hope was lost.
19.              It takes an emergency to throw people into desperation. Something very difficult and dangerous that they do not know what to do. It brought them into a condition that they had lost every hope. And at the time of this situation is the time where the best of a man is seen. What you are made up of will come out fully and become visible.
20.              Now we see Israel in the condition that she was in, she was God’s people, called out and separated from other nations and now was charged to live a separate and holy life unto God. A time came when Israel began to commit atrocities and to them that understood the side effect of it, and the reproach it brings, it put them into desperation. To them every hope was lost.
21.              Phinehas understanding the holiness of God, understanding the righteousness of God, he was in a situation that he does not know what to do. We see emergency that throw people into desperation. They do and say things which they cannot explain. And at the time of this emergency the best of you is hatched. The real thing that you are made up of is seen and it is visible. I am speaking on Godly desperation.
22.              When we watch in the society today, the state of the country throw people into desperation. They start doing things, saying things which they cannot explain. When one is in that condition, to the outsider who has not passed the same experience, the outsider sees him as an insane person.
23.              But death put people into desperation because it is emergency that brought people into it. Death put people into desperation. You see people when they are about to die, they start making great confessions, speaking out things that they have hidden in their hearts for many years because they know that they are facing death, and the moment they wake up and be alive again, nobody will know the secret.
24.              According to the scriptures, we can see that there are people that emergency put into Godly desperation and they unveil the secret of their hearts. They made the same case that people saw and marveled. They do things that are above human reasoning.
25.              1 Kings chapter 2 verse 1-10, “Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man;
26.              And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself…”
27.              Now we can see David coming close to his death and that threw him into desperation to give Solomon a charge on what to do. First he instructed him about the laws of God as it was written in the commandment of Moses. Death threw him into desperation. We can see all those that David could not remember in his life time, now he gave charge to Solomon to bring judgment upon them.  
28.              Death brought David into desperation to call Solomon and charge him on what to do.
29.              “…That the LORD may continue his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.
30.              Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.
31.              Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace. But show kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy brother.
32.              And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I swore to him by the LORD, saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword.
33.              Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood. So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David. KJV.  
34.              We can see that death made David to give those charges to Solomon, simply because he was about to die, that threw him desperation and he began to give Solomon charges on what to do.
35.              First, he began with the law that he should walk before the Lord with a perfect heart so that in all his way he will be a prosperous man. Death threw David into desperation, he was in a state of not knowing what to do. He began to give charges, instructions to his son, Solomon that he might take charge unto the word of God, as he is now going to take his place. 
36.              2 Samuel chapter 23 verse 1-7, “Now these be the last words of David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,
37.              The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
38.              And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
39.              Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things , and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.
40.              But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands: But the man that shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place. KJV.
41.              These were the last words of David. Remember that it was death that caused him into making all these statements. Because that he was a king, he vowed that any man that is going to rule must rule in the fear of God. Desperation threw him into saying all these things because he was aware that any moment from then he will give up the ghost. 
42.              2 Samuel chapter 15 verse 31-37, “And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
43.              And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the mount , where he worshiped God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head: Unto whom David said, If thou passest on with me, then thou shalt be a burden unto me:
44.              But if thou return to the city, and say unto Absalom, I will be thy servant, O king; as I have been thy father's servant hitherto, so will I now also be thy servant: then mayest thou for me defeat the counsel of Ahithophel.
45.              And hast thou not there with thee Zadok and Abiathar the priests? therefore it shall be, that what thing soever thou shalt hear out of the king's house, thou shalt tell it to Zadok and Abiathar the priests.
46.              Behold, they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz Zadok's son , and Jonathan Abiathar's son ; and by them ye shall send unto me every thing that ye can hear. So Hushai David's friend came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.” KJV.
47.              That was desperation that made David to pray that Ahithophel’s counsel will be turned into foolishness.
48.              Godly desperation must put you to a condition where you will not know what to do, you will say things, and behave in a way that human beings cannot imagine. And at that time, the best of his heart will come out.
49.              Watch David, upon the condition that he was in and knowing that Ahithophel is a man that has good counsels, and once he gives the counsel it is final. David seeing his condition, he was running for his dear life, made a prayer that Ahithophel’s counsel must be turned to foolishness. It was desperation that put him into that condition.
50.              Emergency put him into that condition, he was not at peace for there was war, trouble and David was in that condition. Not knowing what to do, he was running away, no hope again.
51.              Joshua on his own part, it was death that threw him into desperation. And he called Israel together and charged them to choose the God that they will worship. Death was drawing closer and being a man of God, he knew that any moment from then that he will die. Seeing how God dealt with him and led him through, he then called Israel and brought them to a decision, to make a decision of the god that they will worship. Death threw him into that desperation.
52.              What is more, he said “I and my family we will worship the living God.” Death threw him into desperation, into emergency, things that he did not know how to escape from, he was in a condition that he did not know how to escape from it.
53.              Death is something that nobody can escape from. It is a certainty but it threw him into desperation to call the people that will stay after him to make a decision of the god that they will worship.
54.              Joshua began to rehearse God’s dealings, right from the time God called Abraham down to the time Jacob went to Egypt, and from the time God brought them out of Egypt, and to the present day. He made them to understand God’s statement in leading them and now because death is drawing close to him, in that desperation he brought them to a decision, to decide of the god that they will worship.
55.              Godly desperation can bring you to a condition that you will say and do things that nobody can imagine. Amen.





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Watch in the book of Deuteronomy chapter 32 verse 45-52, you will see Moses blessing the people of Israel. They were thrown into desperation.
2.                  When God told him, “Now you never sanctified me before Israel and because of this, you are not going to enter the Promised Land.” That threw Moses into desperation to bless Israel and also warned them to take heed to the Word of God, because he knows what it takes to follow God.
3.                  Deuteronomy chapter 32 verse 45-52, “And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel: And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
4.                  For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it. And the LORD spoke unto Moses that selfsame day, saying,
5.                  Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession:
6.                  And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:
7.                  Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel.
8.                  Yet thou shalt see the land before thee ; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.” KJV.
9.                  That was desperation and death threw Moses into that condition. When God told him His word and made him to understand his condition, Moses came back and called all the tribes of Israel, started blessing them tribe by tribe. He started blessing them because he knew that he was going to die. And that put him into desperation. He started blessing them and as well charged them to uphold the Word of God because that was where their lives were tied to.
10.              However, all the while he never go up to that extent, but when he saw that any moment from that time he is not going to live again, that his time on Earth is over, that put him into desperation.
11.              He began to instruct them one after the other about the Word of God for therein their lives were tied. He began to teach them, he began to instruct them one after the other and started blessing them tribe by tribe.
12.              We can see Joseph that desperation made him to make himself known to his brethren. He could not stand the sight and that made him to cry with a loud voice that made people around him to give way and he made himself known to his brethren.
13.              Jacob, being a servant of God and knowing that he is about to die, caused him to be in desperation and he blessed the sons of Joseph.
14.              Desperation made these men to bless the people of God and to instruct them to dwell unto the Word of God. They came to a stage that they do not know what to do.
15.              We will see from the scriptures how God dealt with the natural Israel, and all that followed God that know how to follow God, when they come to a stage and there is emergency that may occur in the house of God, that threw them into desperation thereby making them to say things, do things that human beings cannot imagine. All was to obey the Word of God.
16.              Watch Phinehas, because Israel transgressed against God in living in adultery and fornication and unbelief, he was put into desperation, he did not mind who is the offender, he did not mind who is the person, he saw the sword, javelin, used it and pierced the man. That was Godly desperation. He put himself to defend the Word of God. He put himself in a situation that even if it is his mother or brother, the Word of God must stand sure. 
17.              Godly desperation must bring you to a condition that you did not expect; it must bring you to a condition that you will uphold the Word of God.
18.              In second Kings chapter 19 verses 1-4, desperation threw Hezekiah to seek the Prophet Isaiah to pray that God will deliver Israel from their enemy. All the while, despite the various letters and everything that he received, the one that threw him into desperation was the blasphemy of the Name of God by a Gentile man. And this threw him into desperation.
19.              Second Kings chapter 19 verses 1-4: “And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it , that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.
20.              And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
21.              And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth. It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rab-shakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.” KJV.
22.              Blasphemy and rebuke to the Name of the living God threw Hezekiah into desperation to see a man of God. Having heard the rebuke, having heard the blasphemy to the living God, Hezekiah knowing the God that he is worshipping, that when he heard the rebuke and blasphemy to the Name of his God, he went into desperation to look for a man of God.
23.              He understood that in every age God must use an individual, a vessel to speak to His people. How we have forgotten all these things. These threw him into desperation and he said, “I am a king, I am not a priest, there is a priest here, there is a leader here,” for he knows that God must speak to a vessel, then he ordered them to go and see Isaiah because he is the only vessel through whom God speaks to the people of Israel; the mouthpiece of God in his day. These threw him into desperation for it was an emergency. Emergency threw him into desperation and he said, “Speak to the man of God.” 
24.              If not in emergency Hezekiah will not be in desperation, he will not be in that state to see God, and in the moment of that desperation the best of a man is seen. All that is in the people are seen visibly. That was the condition that Elijah was seen the moment he heard the word of Jezebel. It was an emergency to take his life and it threw him into desperation. He began to run for his dear life. Where was he running to? He was running for a refuge, for his life.
25.              It got to a point that he even dropped his servant on the way. It was Godly desperation. We can see how God led the natural Israel, the way He (God) led the natural Israel is the same way that He is leading the spiritual Israel today, who we are.
26.              Watch Job, his friends coming to see what has befallen him, the Bible said that they stood afar off to see Job but could not be able and that put them into desperation, that they can stay with Job for seven days and seven nights without speaking a word. Emergency put them into that condition for it was something that they did not expect.
27.              Godly desperation must bring you to the point where you will obey God. When you are in that condition, it must take emergency to bring you to that condition, to obey every Word of God even if it is contrary to your desires and wishes.
28.              Those Job’s friends were speechless, they did not expect it. It was a condition that they did not expect. What their eyes saw was unexpectedly to them, what they heard they could not believe it, they tore their garments and poured dust upon their heads, they lifted their voices to God, cried and wept. It put them in a condition that they were dumb-founded for seven days and seven nights.
29.              NOW THE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN OUR MIDST HAVE TO PUT THE CHURCH IN GODLY DESPERATION, FOR WHAT WE HAVE SEEN, FOR WHAT WE HAVE HEARD AND FOR THAT HAS VINDICATED HIMSELF IN OUR MIDST.
30.              We could see that when the people of Israel stood together and said to Ezekiel, “All your prophecies and your words stay a long time before they fulfill.” If we get to the Bible we will see what happened.
31.              Watch Daniel, emergency put him into desperation in the land of Babylon. The king ordered his magicians, his astrologers because they could not tell his dreams and their interpretations, then he ordered them to be killed.
32.              If you read Daniel chapter 2 verses 13-19, you will find out that Daniel and his friends were not in the company that the king ordered to come before him. When the king called the magicians and astrologers, Daniel and his companies were not there before the king. But when these men could not tell the king his dream and the interpretation thereof, then went forth a decree to slay all the wise men in Babylon.
33.              However, who were the people that were first pursued? The magicians were there, the astrologers were there but Daniel was the one that the man that was in charge was looking for. It was Daniel and his friends. 
34.              When Daniel heard about it, with wisdom he asked the man, what is the problem? And the man told him, then emergency threw Daniel and his friends into desperation to seek the face of God that they will not die with the heathens.
35.              They knew that Daniel worship the true God but why didn’t they first begin with the astrologers, why didn’t the commander began to slue others but they first rush to Daniel and his friends to eliminate them. But they knew the God that Daniel is worshipping. They knew they had the real God; that they are not magicians, whatever they say is truth for it was in their life and conduct. But when that decree came forth it was an emergency, that is why it threw Daniel and his companions into desperation to seek God. And they found God and God answered them.
36.              Without emergency you cannot be in Godly desperation, you cannot be in that state whereby you will seek God and find that God is real.
37.              First Samuel chapter 18 verse 5-9, “And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants.
38.            And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of music.
39.            And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
40.            And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom? And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.” KJV.
41.            It was Saul, when he heard that David has been exalted in the society, Saul was displeased and he ran into desperation to slay David. And when David perceived it, it threw David into desperation to escape for his life.
42.            What else does David have but the kingdom, what else do you and me have but the kingdom, and that is why the Churches in the whole world united together only to stop you and I to attain perfection and to obey the Word of God.
43.            To all denominations they know that they have failed, they have failed God, they are now in their money making business, they are not interested in the soul of mankind. Now seeing that they have failed God, it threw them into desperation to come for unity.
44.            Our Prophet told us that when God leaves a people they go on uniform and in system of man. Now this has thrown them into desperation to come into unity. What are they doing? Only to stop David to have the kingdom.
45.            It is to stop David from possessing the kingdom. Saul was aware that David will have the kingdom. From his conduct in the household, in the army barracks, how people loved him and cherished him, in the society, how people loved him and cherished him, and before God also he was pleased and honored, Saul knew that, but because that David will have the kingdom, it put Saul into desperation to kill David.
46.            When David also perceived it, it put him into desperation to escape for his life.  He was not silent for what he saw put him into that condition, it was an emergency. The man that I was eating with, the man that I was going out with now turned back to nail me to the wall.  That put David in that condition to escape for his life.
47.            Daniel by reading the book of Jeremiah, it also put him into desperation to ask God, “What else, what next is the move?” When he took the book of Jeremiah and began to read and saw the promise of Jeremiah that Israel will spend seventy years in Babylon, that put Daniel into desperation to ask God, “What is the next move? What then remaineth?”
48.            We have read from the Holy Scriptures and haven been witnesses of what God is doing in our midst, it ought to throw us into desperation to seek God and abide in His Word.
49.            Godly desperation must bring you back to the Word of God. Once Godly desperation gets hold of you, it must make you to come back to God, to ask God, “What else remaineth?”
50.            He said, “By the reading of books I understand, and by the reading of the Word of God in our midst we ought to understand that there is no more time. We must not play away our time. These things ought to put us into desperation.
51.             Daniel went into prayers to confess his sin, the sins of the kings, the sins of the priests and the Prophets and the Levites of the whole Israel. The condition that he was in Babylon put him into desperation. What he used his eyes to see, there must be a sign leading to that prophecy, what Jeremiah prophesied, what will show God that Israel will spend seventy years, and Daniel in Babylon began to see these signs as they were unfolding one after the other.
52.            Being a prophet, a spiritual man, he began to seek God, it threw him into desperation. Then he went and started searching the book of Jeremiah and the moment he saw what Jeremiah said, he said, “Oh that remaineth only but two years,” and he went into prayers, seeking God and confessing his sins and that of his brethren, making the way right. It was Godly desperation. Because that brought him into a condition that he cannot escape.
53.            Things that we have seen in this Faith, what have we not behold? Great signs and wonders, miracles which others witnessed, God doing the same thing in our midst. These things ought to put us into desperation.
54.            We can see the Word of God fulfilling in our midst, in our eyes, we hear the audible voice of God, we see God visible in our eyes, it ought to put us in the condition which we did not expect but just plead to God. In our offices, in our homes, in the streets people must know that we were in that condition.
55.            Mathew chapter 24 verses 9-14, “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
56.            And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” KJV.
57.            You shall be delivered up to be afflicted and shall be killed. When Jesus the Christ was saying this to His disciples, it was just a mere conversation, they could not perceive, they could not understand what was happening. But watch, when they came out of the temple, they pointed Jesus the Christ to the beauty of the temple.
58.            Then Jesus the Christ said to them, “Listen, a time is coming when none of these blocks will rest upon one another;” it threw them into desperation to ask “what is the time? What is the sign? When will you come?” Because they marveled.
59.            Remember how many years that it took Solomon to build the temple, a man just came on the scene and said, “One day no block will rest upon one another.”
60.            They marveled and began to ask a question. It threw them into desperation. In this Faith, we are witnesses that we are the greatest of all in this generation. There was a sign which we are witnesses and know about it, now these things ought to put us into desperation. It ought to bring us to a state, to a condition where we must seek God daily.
61.            Hebrews chapter 6 verses 4-8, “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
62.            And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
63.            If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
64.            For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: But that which beareth thorns and briars is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.” KJV.
65.            You see, a man, a woman that is once enlightened and has tested of the heavenly gift, the Holy Ghost, and was also made a partaker of the Holy Ghost, and have tested the good works of God, and the powers of the world to come. They claimed the prophecy about the Word of God that is coming with boldness.
66.            Christ said through Paul, “If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance, seeing they could say to themselves.” It is impossible for such a man to come back again and handle the Word of God; come back again to the same experience, how it ought to throw us into desperation. Amen.










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A DECREE IS COMING FORTH
Second Peter chapter 2 verse 17-22, “These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest: to whom the mist of darkness is reserved forever.
2.                  For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
3.                  While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
4.                  For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
5.                  For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
6.                  But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.” KJV.
7.                  You see, once they have turned away from that Gospel and fall away from the experience, the Bible said that they were reserved for the darkness, they were pointed for judgment. No man in every age has followed God to the extent of being aware that he is God, he defended it, he was certain, every part of his body can perceive that it was God; the moment that he goes out of that experience, God cannot bring him back again. It is an impossible thing.
8.                  Now these things ought to throw you and me into Godly desperation. What we handle, is it what is happening in our midst? What we have beheld and are witnesses? First day of the first of this year, we were in the Church hearing prophecies going on and our Pastor was crying, shouting, “Write it down, write it down!” We were there in His glory, and before our eyes it is unfolding. It ought to throw us into desperation.
9.                  Zephaniah chapter 2 verse 1-3, “Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD's anger come upon you.
10.              Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.” KJV.
11.              How it ought to put us into desperation. We are aware that we are no longer desired among the nations. In your street, in your yard, among your friends, among your brothers and sisters, you are no longer desirable.
12.              You are no more desired and God said, “Gather ye together before the decree bring forth.” For a decree is coming, I believe that many have not gotten the impact of this message, many have not seen the vision, what is happening.
13.              A decree is coming that will ban you from buying and selling, that will deprive you of your own property. You have a vehicle, the decree will deny you of the vehicle. Your right will no longer get to you again.
14.              There is coming a decree and this ought to throw us into desperation. When God said that we must gather together and take a decision before the decree comes forth. 
15.              These took Me back to a meeting that the Prophet had in Kenya, I had to go through it, for it made Me to say, “So, this is true that a decree is coming forth.” And we have heard it time without number, the Holy Ghost repeating it again through the mouth of His servant that there is coming a decree, there is coming a decree, it is finished, it is finished,” and we are here looking, it cannot put us into desperation.
16.              Watch in a situation where you will be driven away from your house, your children will not go school, you will not buy, you will not sell. Watch in a situation where your own father, your own mother, your own relations will reject you and hand you over to government. 
17.              Note it, our Gospel is a Gospel that goes with blood. And every man of God in all the ages, they that served God in all the ages, it put them into desperation to make their ways right, that they will not die in vain.
18.              Godly desperation ought to put us into desperation. A decree is coming forth when you will not have any place to hide. We are a nation not desired. We are nation, a holy nation, a royal priesthood that these generations do not desire. Now God is saying that we must gather together and then take a decision before the decree comes forth.
19.              This decree will rule religion, will rule politics and economy. Then as many as do not subscribe to that law will be tortured till death. If you do not know, the little experience that we are having this time ought to teach you a lesson.
20.              Recently I was in my shop speaking to people and a young man was talking about February 14th, and I told him that there was nothing like that in the scripture. I stood against it, then he came on 14th February, as we were sitting down together, he called a banana seller, bought it and said that this is valentine banana. Everybody was scrambling but I stood still, I did not take neither did I eat, so the boy was so annoyed.
21.              They were asking me why didn’t you take Ejima? I said to them, “Hold your peace! Can we go to the scriptures?”
22.              One of them said that he wants to hear, I then opened Luke 16 verse 15, Jesus Christ speaking to the people saying, “You are the people that identify yourselves before the people, but I want to tell you that what men raise up over themselves is abomination unto God.”
23.              Then I told them that all these things that you are enjoying today, these Valentine is abomination unto God and hell was let loose against me. I saw where the whole Madueke was carrying my table going out, and I said, “Oh will this be true?” It must be truth.
24.              Jesus the Christ said that what men esteemed highly, what they regard a lot is abomination before God.
25.              Then you ought to think what we desire. What is your desire? What do you esteem highly? That is the question. If you have come to know that what the people, what men esteem highly is abomination in the sight of God, then judge yourself by the Word of God. What are you esteeming high? Things sinful man desire. That ought to put you and me into desperation. Thus, the days that we are living in should put us into desperation.
WE MUST UPHOLD THE WORD OF GOD IN OUR INDIVIDUAL LIFE
26.              Isaiah chapter 24 verses 1-6, “Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
27.            And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
28.            The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word. The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
29.            The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
30.            Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.” KJV.
31.            Now we can see a situation on Earth where people have transgressed the Word of God, changed the ordinances and broken the everlasting Covenant. Where can you point out today that is not evil in the land? God’s Word being trampled down. People using the Name of the Lord in stealing and duping people. How these things ought to put us into desperation, that we must uphold the Word of God in our individual life.
32.            Hence the days that we are living in should cause the Church to be in complete desperation. It should bring the Church where they should only seek God; man and woman alike.
33.            Now in 1 Corinthians chapter 4 verses 14-38, it said that if any man should be ignorant, let him be ignorant. If you claim that you are a believer, a man of God, you are a child of God, a Church of God and you are not serious to take the Word of God which came out from the mouth of His people, then you will fall victim of fulfilling the Word of God in the negative side.
34.             Many people in this most holy Faith, the reason why they are guilty of fulfilling the Word of God in the negative side is because they ignore the Word of God that comes out of the mouth of God’s servant.
35.            Watch Dathan and Koran and Abiram, they were ignorant to know that God uses one man in every generation, and that is why they fell victim of it.
36.            Ignorance is not an excuse Brethren. It must put you into desperation, sitting down before God, hearing His word and take it as nothing. You will fulfill the negative part of the word of God, when you hear it and you take it ignorantly.
37.            Ezekiel chapter 12 verse 21-28, “And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?
38.            Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision.
39.            For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.
40.            For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.
41.            Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come , and he prophesieth of the times that are far off.
42.            Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.” KJV.
43.            When they sit before the man of God hearing the prophecy, hearing the vision, they will think that it is of many, many years to come, and God said, “Tell them that my word will come to pass. The vision, the prophecy will come to pass, it will not be delayed.
44.            Watch the natural Israel, God is saying that there will be no flattering prophecy in their midst, there will be no false doctrine in their midst. If God will uphold His Word in the midst of the natural Israel, what about the spiritual Israel? These ought to put us into desperation.
45.            Said, “Son of man, what is the proverb?” That when they come before Ezekiel and he prophesied thus saith the Lord; they said that it will come to pass in many years to come: “Tell them this day that it will no longer be delayed. It will come to pass while you are alive oh rebellious hearts.”
46.            Why did God call them rebellious? It was because by their conducts, by their attitudes they denied the Word of God. By their actions they say that it is still far, it does not mean anything. And these ought to put us into desperation. What we have been seeing in our midst, seeing God coming down in our midst.
47.            There has not been one Word which God spoke that ever fail without coming to pass. In our eyes on one Sunday morning we were in fellowship in Jerusalem, the Holy Ghost was speaking saying, “I can see persecution sign among your faces and on Monday it began to happen. How we have forgotten these things. It ought to put us into desperation.
48.            Micah chapter 7 verses 5-7, “Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house. Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. KJV.
49.            Godly desperation, when it comes to that stage of not knowing what to do, when you come to that condition that you do not know what to do, emergency must put you there.
50.            We heard the Voice of God in this Message that persecution is coming, and many take it lightly. You do not know what it takes to fall into the hands of ungodly men.
51.            David knew what it takes to fall into the hands of ungodly men, he chose to fall into the hand of the Lord. They are men that have no pity, they are beast, they handle the Bible and yet they are not repentant, they have no mind of God.
52.            Do you know what it takes to fall into the hand of ungodly men? It will cause you to go into Godly desperation, to look unto the Lord your God for He will answer you.  Remain blessed.