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The GREAT SERMONS
and THE HOLY SPIRIT
inspired  REVELATIONS
and  EPISTLES by APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN (THE HUMAN GOD)

FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE YEAR 2001 AD REVISED EDITION 2019 by APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN  (THE SUPREME INTELLIGENCE) “Truth has no Substitute” © BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY WORLD-WIDE



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 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface 6

Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed 13

Quotes by the Ancient Prophets 33

Whose Immunity Do You Have? 58

The Great Sermons: Stand Still and
 I Will Show You the Word of God. 82

Introduction (Epistle 1) 127

If These Things Do Not Happen
How Can The Scriptures Be Fulfilled? (Epistle 2) 142
Salvation Is By Grace and Not By Works (Epistle 3) 171

Justification Is By Faith in Christ
and Not By the Works of the Law (Epistle 4) 190

The Law Has Been Abolished (Epistle 5) 212

Fornication and Adultery In
The Light Of the Holy Scripture (Epistle 6) 228

The Accuser of the Brethren (Epistle 7) 241

Why People Hate Preaching Salvation
 by Grace Alone (Epistle 8) 259

Can God Change His Mind Concerning His Word? (Epistle 9)         265

Is It A Strange Thing If People Leave
Or Abandon This Faith? (Epistle 10) 290

The Cross of Christ Cannot Cease Its Offence (Epistle 11) 299

Every Man Must Go the Way He Is Ordained (Epistle 12) 313
 The Greatest Stumbling Block of
All Ages: “GOD IS A MAN" (Epistle 13) 326

What Must We Do That We May Work
The Works of God? (Epistle 14) 358

Should a Man Strive With His Maker? (Epistle 15) 377

The Righteous Branch — Mystery To Bride of Christ (Epistle 16)   387

Without Me, You Can Do Nothing (Epistle 17)          404

Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen (Epistle 18) 418

The Stone the Builders Reject (Epistle 19) 432

The Presence of God Is Confirmed In the Bride (Epistle 20) 440

Conclusion (Epistle 21)  454



  PREFACE
by
Bishop Okechukwu Paul

 God, who at sundry times and in diverse manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds" (Heb. 1:1-2, KJV).
True people of God have always acknowledged the fact that God speak to His people in diverse manners through His appointed vessel in every generation. One of the ways in which God speak to His people is through writing. Yes God writes...
"And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written. And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables" (Exo. 32-15-16, KJV).
"And He gave unto Moses, when He had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.” (Exo. 31:18, KJV).
It was God Himself that wrote on the wall to Bel-shazzar king of Babylon when God passed judgment upon him.
"In the same hour came forth finger of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote" (Daniel 5:5, KJV).
When God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ, He wrote on the ground to the astonishment of the Jews who brought an adulterous woman before Christ.
"So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. (John 8:7-8, KJV).
 "And the Jews marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?(John 7:15, KJV).
God knows how to write and as well speak to people through writing. Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself passed some of His messages to various Churches through writing.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea." (Rev. 1:10-11, KJV).
Even the Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ in the same manner conveyed many of their messages to various individuals and Churches through writings or epistles.
“This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance.” (2 Peter 3:1, KJV).
I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. (1 John 2:12-13, KJV).
Men of God who are fully aware of the authenticity of their messages from God had always longed for their words to be written in a book for preservation.
"Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever! (Job 19:23-24, KJV).
Servants of God know that preserved words of God whether spoken or written is life and a guide to the believer who receive them.
"It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." (John 6:63, KJV).
It is the realization of this fact that prompt children of God to uphold every word of God through His vindicated servants very seriously.
Whether spoken or written word, true elect of God welcome their words as the very word of God and not as words of mere men.
"For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe." (1 Thess. 2:13, KJV).
It is because of this fact that true servants of God do not write down their own minds but the mind of God on every matter, that is why they speak authoritatively concerning their writing.
"And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. (II Thess. 3: 14, KJV),
Now, one can clearly see without any controversy or contradiction that God passes His message across to His people through spoken and written words so that people of God can learn from them.
 "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope." (Rom. 15:4, KJV).
It is these written words that make up the very word of God which people of God study in order to know what God said on various matters both in previous and present generations. Something must be written down before someone could study from it.
 "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Tim. 2:15, KJV).
“Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine." (1 Tim. 4:13, KJV).
Things we read today in the Holy Bible are the inspired written words of God through vindicated servants of God like, Moses, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Jesus, Peter, Paul, James, Jude, John, etc. People of God study those messages from the servants of God as the very word of God because they were inspired of God.
Almighty God is still the same   in the way through which He speak   to His people, He is still the same in the way through which He governs the affairs of His Church where the mind of God is revealed to His saints through vindicated Prophets and Apostles.
Anybody worshipping God where there is no vindicated Prophet   or Apostle from God is worshipping God in blindness and can hardly know the will of God concerning     any matter around him.
 "And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.  (2   Chron.    20:20,  KJV). 
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone." (Eph. 2:19-20, KJV).
God's will or mind to His people is revealed through His Prophets and Apostles because they are vested with authority from God to express the mind of God whether written or unwritten.

WE HAVE A MAN
"Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see." (John 1:45-46, KJV).
The consolation of the people of God in every dispensation is complete only when they find a man from God who can save them from their plights and guide them safely throughout their life here on earth.
A man that can reveal the mind of God to them. A man whose ministry can be traced back to the Holy Scriptures.
 With every boldness and gladness of heart, we thank Almighty God for sending His servant and our brother Peter Odoemena unto His Church in these last days with every scriptural vindication as a man sent from God to guide the Bride of Christ back to immortality.
We have witnessed to the whole world concerning this man's ministry and we know only the elect of God will acknowledge Him to have come from God at present, but non-elect will acknowledge him when it will be too late.
Should anyone be interested to read more of our testimonies concerning this man's ministry, please read our  publication “Cry Out Against The System,” pages 94 - 105; “Hard Truth,” pages 131 - 135; “The Last Trumpet,” back pages 1 -15.
If anyone read these books prayerfully with a sincere heart, such a person will surely believe that the Church of Acts is back on the land and such a person will not be surprised to read some of his epistles in this compilation as the same epistles compiled in the  Holy Bible from Moses, Jeremiah, Paul, Peter, John, etc, who were vindicated men of God in their day.
One should bear in mind that it was the death of the last genuine vindicated Apostle of God or God sent man on the land about 325 A.D. that contributed to the rampant outgrowth of apostasy as witnessed in the past centuries among various religious groups.
Apostles, like every God sent man contribute much to the orderliness and perfection of God's Church both in life, conduct and doctrine. They stay true to the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ because they occupy the position of the Lord Himself here on earth.
God Himself ordained them into such ministry even before they were born out of their mother's womb.
 "Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." (Jer. 1:4-5, KJV).   
"For the gift and calling   of   God  are without repentance" (Rom. 11: 29, KJV).
We thank Almighty God who   came   down   in   our midst   on   30th December 1992, when our brother  Peter preached the message, “Holy  Ghost, and  The Necessity  for Holy Ghost Baptism,” before  many witnesses when we saw the power of God restoring the Church back to Pentecost.
We witnessed all that happened in the upper room at Jerusalem on the Pentecost day. God's power backing His word with diverse supernatural and scriptural occurrences when the Pillar of Fire first fully arrived in our midst. The Lord God went further to convince us that He has sent a Saviour in our midst when he publicly commissioned His servant Apostle  Peter Odoemena using the following words: “I have anointed you with My Spirit, I have anointed you with My Power, speak My Word, fear them not, for I will be with you..."
From that time, God had never ceased to magnify the ministry of His servant before His elect until this day, which we cannot record all because of space in this compilation.
The Photocopy of the Pillar of Fire and Cloud was taken at the commandment of the Lord on April 7th 1996 to banish unbelief from the elect. It was on 30th March, 1996 that we were first told to come to Church with as many cameras as we could while coming   for   Fellowship on the following Sunday, 7th April, 1996.
We obeyed as in other times because cameras were forbidden to be brought into the Church before that time because we do not come to Church for a show-off or entertainment.
When the films were developed and printed, we witnessed God revealing Himself around His servant, our brother Peter Odoemena in the form of   Thick darkness, Pillar of Light or Fire, and Pillar of Cloud in the shape of a rainbow according to the scriptures.
And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses. And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshiped, every man in his tent door." (Exo. 33:9-10, KJV).
 "THEN I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, robed in a cloud, with a [halo like a] rainbow over his head; his face was like the sun, and his feet (legs) were like columns of fire. He had a little book (scroll) open in his hand. He set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land. (Rev. 10:1-2, AMP).
We know that signs and wonders are not enough evidence to confirm a man to be from God, because Satan can perform signs and wonders, yet we cannot deny true signs and wonders which God has wrought in our midst because of fear of impersonations and counterfeits.
We know without original there is no counterfeit, without original there is no photocopy. Any man that is sent of God is not only known by signs and wonders but also the very word of God which he speaks. We really thank Almighty God who has given us such a privilege to be partakers of His move in our day, to have a man from God whom we can look up to.
All praise and adoration be unto Almighty God for all His manifold blessings and grace given to us His saints to work with His own Servant in our day. Am

CHRIST IS
THE MYSTERY
 OF
GOD REVEALED  CHAPTER 1  First of all, believe that God is one, even He who created all things and set them in order, and brought all things from nonexistence into existence who comprehends all things, being alone incomprehensible.
Believe Him therefore, and fear Him, and in this fear be self-retained. Keep these things and you will cast off all wickedness from yourself, and will cloth yourself with every excellence of righteousness, and will live to God, if you keep this commandment”(Shepherd of Hermas 32:2-6)
You see, the first thing you must do is to believe that God is one. The Bible said that whoever that will come to God must believe in the existence of God.
Prophet Mohammad Salla Alehum Wasalam (SAW) also taught the people that there is one God. “Say, show me those whom you have attached to Him as partners, No! Rather, He (alone) is God, the Almighty, the most wise.”(Qur’an chapter 34 [SHEBA] verse 27)
“Your God is one God. There is no god but HE, the Benevolent, the Compassionate.”(QUR’AN CHAPTER 2 [THE HEIFER] VERSE 163)
This God deem it necessary to manifest Himself among human beings He has created. The book of First Timothy chapter 3 verse 16 told us that the mystery of godliness is that God is manifested in the flesh, that is God become a human being. He dwells with us we believe and preach the same message that God is a human being to all the nations of the earth.
Saint Paul warned us in Colossians chapter two verse eight saying “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit according to elemental spirit of the world, and not according to Christ.”ESV
“Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ” LB
1 Timothy 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” KJV
Without doubt He was shown; He was revealed to us in a human body and was vindicated or proved right in the spirit. We are proclaiming it to all nations, tongue and language that He (God) has been revealed in our day.
Job chapter 19 verse 25 “For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter days upon the earth.” KJV
For I know that my Redeemer and Vindicator lives, and at last He (the Last One) will stand upon the earth AMP
Besides, I know my Redeemer lives, and in the end He will rise and take His stand on the earth. (VOICE)
Job is saying that he is aware, he is sure and certain that his Redeemer which is Christ, the Lord God Almighty, the Ancient of days, the Incomparable God, the Eternal one, the Immortal God will be on earth in the last days which is no other day than the one we are living in.
In the words of Adam Smith in THE BOOK OF MORMON, 2 Nephi chapter 32 verse 6 reads thus, “Behold this is the doctrine of Christ, and there will be no more doctrine given until after he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh, And when he shall manifest himself unto you in the flesh the things which he shall say unto you shall ye observe to do.”
Another extract from the same BOOK OF MORMON (Mosiah chapter 3 verse 5) “For behold, the time cometh, and is no far distant, that with power, the Lord Omnipresent who reigneth; who was, and is from all eternity; to all eternity, shall come down from heaven among the children of men, and shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay, and shall go forth among men.”
THE BOOK OF MORMON, (Mosiah chapter 13 verse 34) “Have they not said that God himself should come down among the children of men, and take upon him the form of man, and go forth in mighty power upon the face of the earth?”
THE BOOK OF MORMON, (Mosiah chapter 7 verse 27) “And because he said unto them that Christ was the God, the Father of all things, and that He should take upon Him the image of man, and it should be the image after which man was created in the beginning; or in other words, he said that man was created after the image of God, and that God should come down among the children of men, and take upon Him flesh and blood and go forth upon the face of the earth..”
THE BOOK OF MORMON, (Mosiah chapter 15 verse 1-3) “And now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem His people. And because He dwelleth in flesh He shall be called the son of God, and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the son.
According to Guru Nanak Dev “God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form.”www.azquotes.com
In an ancient manuscript called THE BOOK OF EDEN chapter 14 verses 4 through 5 read thus: “But I will, when I shall come down from heaven, and shall become flesh of thy seed, and take upon me the infirmity from when thou suffereth, then the darkness that come upon me in grave, when I am in the flesh of thy seed. And I who am without years, shall be subject to the reckoning of years, of time, of months, and of days, and I shall be reckoned as one of the sons of men in order to save thee”
Any generation, any dispensation where Christ never revealed Himself in human form, no being will be saved in that dispensation. If Christ never appeared, it means a saviour never appeared. (FEAR GOD VOLUME 1; Page 55 verse 60. 7th December, 2014)
From the beginning of creation God has been a man, and yet we read the Bible, quoting Malachi chapter three verses six that "God changeth not." If God does not change, if He was a man in the beginning, will He be a goat in the end? Nobody has ever seen God as a spirit. God has always revealed himself as man. (MY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ME-DEVIL WILL TESTIFY AGAINST THIS GENERATION, 29th April, 2001)
God has always revealed Himself among human beings and makes His final selection. Nobody directs Him on the person that should be the one. He is the One that moulded the temple with His own hands where He choose to dwell. For God does not dwell in temple made with human hands but a vessel He has prepared for Himself.
You cannot tell Him that He does not know where that vessel is. Who prepared it? God. Who placed it there? God. For whose use? God. For that is the only way God can reach you as humans. He must use your fellow human being to reach you.
If He remains abstract in the spirit realm, He cannot reach you. And anybody that is worshipping anything called God which he cannot see with his eyes, touch with his hands is worshipping an imaginary god. (BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS WHICH IS IDOLATRY VOLUME 1; 28th October, 2018; Page 3 verse 3-6,)
“If God is not a human being, you are not a human being. Whatever that is begotten of a snake must be a snake. Whatever that is begotten of a rat must be a rat. Whatever that is begotten of a God must be God. Children of God.  (IN ME DWELLS THE FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY, 2nd September. 2017 Page 89 verse 23)
If God does not come down as a human being, how will human beings love Him, worship Him, reverence Him and relate with Him. This is the reason why He (God) came to human beings as a human being. So that His children who are human beings can love Him, worship Him and relate with Him as a Father and as a Friend just as Abraham related with Him as a Friend and recognized and worshipped Him as his God.
Heb. 2:14 “Since, therefore, [these His] children share in flesh and blood (in the physical nature of human beings), He (Himself) in a similar manner partook of the same (nature) that by going through death He might bring to naught and make of no effect him who had the power of death-that is, the devil.” AMP
God was in the spirit; all His children were there in the spirit form also. Darkness covered the whole earth. When he separated light from darkness, land from the sea and everything, creatures, then He decided to come out to reproduce Himself that we might see Him as He is.
The idea of bringing man into existence came into being. Then we saw God identifying with human beings: Creator and creature becoming one, living together. Is it not true? (ONLY IN WAITING AND RETURNING SHALL YOU BE SAVED. Page 92 verse 6-7, 10th September, 2017)
Let me tell you the mystery behind the whole thing. Immediately Satan put on flesh to deceive, God also put on flesh to redeem. Immediately God's children became human being, the Devil also became a human being _God also became a human being for only as a human being can He identify with His people, identify with their problems, identify with their troubles and then be beneficial to them.
If the Devil does not transform into a human being, it will be difficult for him to have human beings as converts. If God does not become a human being, He can never make a single disciple. It then means we are totally lost. (BEWARE OF ESOTERIC LANGUAGE; 6th September, 2009; Page 14 verse 19-20)
The purpose why God became a human being is no other reason but to deliver you from His wrath that is coming. As many as are under the power and control of the Evil One, they are also under the wrath of God. For when God will visit His wrath upon His enemies, none of them will escape.
For Christ to be partaker of our problem, He must be a human being. For only as a human being can He partake of our troubles. Even as at 1999, the word of God is always alive and active. Since we; God’s children are human beings; He also became a human being. For only as human being can He partake of our troubles.
If Christ is the Head of this family, He cannot make us human beings and remain a spirit. If He remains a Spirit and made us human beings, can He govern us? Can He meet our needs physically? We cannot benefit from Him. Can a Spirit feel your infirmities? (LET CHRIST BE YOUR SUFFICIENCY. 23rd October,2011; Page 37 verse 10-11)
Immediately they became human beings, the Bible recorded that God also became a Human Being for it took the worshipper, to reveal God. Without the worshipper, nobody can identify who God is. God does not reveal the worshipper, the worshipper reveals He whom he is worshipping. (THE PRACTICAL REALITY OF GOD; 13th January, 2018; Page 45 verse 31)
God is a man and we just cannot make Him other than man, lest we make him an inferior one; for man's intelligence has no equal in other man. His wisdom is infinite: capable of accomplishing anything that his brain can conceive.... (THE MESSAGE TO THE BLACK MAN by Elijah Muhammad [1965; Chapter 1 verse 1)
He came in this human form (as a human being) throughout the ages or dispensation and salvation will always come to human being in every age through God manifesting as a human being.
“The vision that the priest gave of the affair was, that this Jesus never was a man from the beginning; that he had been visiting the earth for two thousand years.
And in a speech made to the mob assembled at the temple he said that this was the same one that spoke to Moses from the fiery bush; the same that slew the first born of all the Egyptians in one night; the same that met Abraham, and told him that Sarah should have a son; the same that appeared to Abraham, and led Lot out of the burning city; the same that stopped Balaam in the way; the same raised Samuel from the dead; the same appeared to Zechariah and told him of his wife that she should have a son, and he should call him John.
The human body has always been under his control; so have the elements of nature. He is master of life and of death. This mighty actor has been playing game on the human stage ever since the world began; and now if he has suffered himself to die, if he had power to destroy or create life in others, of course he had power to lay down his life, and power to take it up again.” (ARCHAEOLOGICAL WRITINGS OF THE SANHEDRIN AND TALMUDS OF THE JEWS, volume 2 page 94)
In first John 3:2 “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall him as he is. KJV
“Beloved, we are (even here and) now God’s children; it is not yet disclosed (made clear) what we shall be (hereafter), but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall (as God’s children) resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He [really] is,” AMP
I am using Bible language. Let me drop the other one. Your problem is that you do not believe that God is a man and you do not even believe that He created you in His image. In other words, when we shall see Him, whatever you have He has it. (THE APOSTLE INTRODUCES HIMSELF TO HIS PEOPLE-CAMP MEETING, PART 3: VOLUME 1; 29th December, 1997; PAGE 70-71)
We are sure and certain that when He (the Lord God) shall appear, He is going to appear as a human being not as goat, or bird or reptile. His coming as human being is as clear as the day. We will resemble Him.
If He is not a man, how could men testify that they saw Him, touched Him, ate and drank with Him? Relating or having fellowship with one you cannot see is superstition and not Christianity. It is mysticism, Yoga, astral projection or occultism. Christianity is founded on reality and not fantasy! (SON OF MAN OUR LINK TO THE TRUTH, page 119)
Now, in every age God has always revealed Himself as a man. God is a spirit and that Spirit must dwell in a man. In the beginning, Jesus wasn’t God. Christ in him made him God. Christ is a Spirit; Jesus was a man. (WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL BE MY RIGHTEOUSNESS BEFORE GOD? PART 2; 3rd May, 1998; Page 25 verse 12,)
“Only as a human being can God be a Saviour to man. If He existed as an individual spirit, He cannot save anybody at all.” (GREAT SERMON AND HOLY SPIRIT INSPIRED EPISTLE: EPISTLE 13, CHAPTER 4 VERSE 21, 2001 AD).
In my message I made it clear to you that in all dispensations every search for God ends in revealing a human being. For God has remained a human being from the very beginning. (“I AM” VOLUME 2; 1st August, 2012; Page 54 verse 138)
For the purpose of saving His children, God the Invisible, the Immortal and the Formless, assumed a human form (took a body) and become visible with which his children, who are human beings can establish relationship with Him. This is because if He (God) remains in the invisible estate (spirit form), man can never be saved. It is in this human form that He was able to relate and communion with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Genesis chapter 3 verses 8-10: “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day; and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” KJV
The whole of the 3rd chapter of Habakkuk is devoted to the coming and work of God against our enemies and our deliverance. We must not take our enemies for our spiritual guides lest we regret it. You are already deceived by them. Why seek to follow them and their evil doings? If I would say that God is not man, I would be a liar before him and stand to be condemned.
Remember you look forward to seeing God or the coming of the "Son of Man" (a man from a man) and not the coming of a "spirit". Let that one among you who believes God is other than man prove it! (THE MESSAGE TO BLACK MAN By Elijah Muhammad; [1965];chapter 5 verse 2)
“From that day Emmanuel was born a human being nurtured by human beings as His parents, God has been dwelling on earth with His people. The creator living in the midst of His creatures. This is mystery. It is a paradox.” (THE GREAT SERMONS AND HOLY SPIRIT INSPIRED EPISTLES, EPISTLE 13, CHAPTER 3 VERSE 27, 2001 AD).
Only as a human being can human beings minister to Him. A human being cannot minster to a spirit he cannot see and feel. Anybody worshipping God that way is worshipping an unknown God. Superstition is the practice of all denominations. (THE GREAT SERMONS AND HOLY SPIRIT INSPIRED EPISTLES, EPISTLE 13
Joshua 5:13-14 “And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, what saith my Lord unto his servant? KJV
Joshua knew that the man that appear to him was God that is why he (Joshua) worshiped Him.
Revelation chapter 19 verse 10: And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, see thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy”. KJV
Revelation 19:10 “Then I fell prostrate at his feet to worship (to pay divine honours) to him, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God!
For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose including both mine and yours]. AMP
Revelation chapter 22 verses 8-9: “And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. KJV
Rev. 22:8-9 “And I, John, am he who heard and witnessed these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell prostrate before the feet of the messenger (angel) who showed them to me, to worship him.
But he said to me, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] a fellow servant along with yourself and with your brethren the prophets and with those who are mindful of and practice [the truths contained in] the messages of this book. Worship God!” AMP
You can see from the above scriptures, that it is only God that deserves worship. That is why Joshua worshipped Him.
Hear what the prophet William Braham had to say concerning all this important matter.
“We handled God, the Bible said. 1 Timothy3:16, ‘without controversy, great is the Mystery of Godliness, GOD was manifested in the FLESH.” We handled Him with our hands.’ That body was God. Certainly was! He was God all over; in the form of a human being” (THE TOKEN; Page 6 Para 29, MARCH 8, 1964 Dallas, TX USA).
“Now, if He had this threefold purpose…We want to find out what is this threefold purpose. The first thing was that God wanted to reveal Himself to the people. He couldn’t do it as a great Jehovah God who covered all space, time, and eternity. He could not. He’s too great to ever be revealed to people, because it would be too mysterious.
How could that great being that never did begin . . . that after you went beyond the cycle of hundreds of billions and trillions and trillions of years of light space, and on out into the infinite, into the eternity, and a great creature that was all that, and still is.
But, what He wanted to do, He loved Fatherhood, for He was a Father. And the only way that He could express it was to become a Son of man. That’s the reason Jesus kept saying, “The Son of man.” See, they didn’t know what He was talking about, many of them.
But, what He wanted to do, He loved Fatherhood, for He was a Father. And the only way that He could express it was to become a Son of man. That’s the reason Jesus kept saying, “The Son of man.” See, they didn’t know what He was talking about, many of them.
But now, you get it? He wanted to express Himself. That was one of His great threefold purposes-was to express Himself, identify Himself with human beings, to reveal Himself in Christ.” (CHRIST IS THE MYSTERY OF GOD REVEALED, Page 18 para 89 and 90, July 28 1963, Jeffersonville, IN USA)
Jesus. “No man has seen God at any time, but the only begotten of the Father has declared Him,” see. In other words, God was identified. The person of God was identified in the body, the Lord Jesus Christ, so He was the expressed image of God.
Or, God expressing Himself through an image see, through an image, man. God expressed Himself to us, and He was God. Not a third person or second person; He was the person, God. He was God Himself, identifying Himself, so we could feel Him.
I Timothy 3:16, “Without controversy (that’s “argument”) great is the mystery of godliness, for God was manifested, or made known, in the flesh.” Isn’t that wonderful? God! And we could never understand God as He moved through a pillar of fire, and so forth, as He did.
And tonight, Father, likewise, I point them to a Calvary, where the Son of God, GOD MADE MANIFEST IN FLESH, TOOK ON THE FORM OF A HUMAN BEING AND WAS TABERNACLED (CHANGED HIS CAST, BECOME FROM THE ETERNAL GOD IN GLORY, ETERNAL), BECOME A HUMAN BEING, AND PITCHED HIS TENT AMONG US, AND BECOME ONE OF US TO BE A KINSMAN REDEEMER, TO BRING US BACK TO A RECOLLECTION OF A MIGHTY GOD WHO CREATED US.
There He died at Calvary, and there we must die with Him, as He died, the Son of God. To be sons of God we must die also, and let our corn or wheat fall into the ground with Him, our lives be dead and hid in Him.
Oh, and then raised in His resurrection to carry on His work, to let His ... same God that was in Him bring forth the manifestation of the Word of the church in this last days as He promised. (SIRS, WE WOULD SEE JESUS page 30 para 21, 2Christmas Message Jeffersonville, IN USA December 24, 1961)
But we understood Him when He become one of us, see, when He become man. Then He could talk to us, and we could feel Him, handle Him, touch Him, and everything. And as the Scripture plainly says that “we have handled God,” see, with our hands, touched Him with our hands. But we understood Him when He become one of us, see, when He become man.
Then He could talk to us, and we could feel Him, handle Him, touch Him, and everything. And as the Scripture plainly says that “we have handled God,” see, with our hands, touched Him with our hands. God is in man. And He’s identifying Himself today in His church.” (SHALOM page 2, Para 7-8, January 12, 1964. Sierra Vista, AZ USA).
“And then when Jesus was here on earth He said, “A little while and the world seeth me no more, yet ye shall see me. I come from God and I go to God.” And after that pillar of fire was made flesh in the form of man, God’s Son dwelt among us, manifested Himself and proved God for He was the manifestation of God in flesh. . . God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself.” (WE WOULD SEE JESUS page 9 para 52 July 12, 1962 Spokane, WA USA).
“Now, I want to place this little light to you, to show you how infallible the Word of God is. We all here this afternoon, who are Christians, believe that Jesus Christ was God’s Word manifested. We believe He was virgin-born. He was a tabernacle which Almighty God tabernacled in, here on earth not just a prophet, not just an ordinary man but God Himself, manifested in the form of a man. He was Emmanuel, God with us. We believe that with all of our heart”. (SHALOM, page 9 para 46, JANUARY 19, 1964, Phoenix AZ, USA).
“Now, the first thing: God. This was God, Jesus was God in form of man. That’s hard for people to swallow that even today, that “He was God.” That’s what He was. He wasn’t nothing less than God. He was God manifested in the Flesh. He was the creator in his own creation.
Now that…He was the creator in His creation, by the creation, for the creation. He was the creator in His creation, by His creation, for His creation. All wind right back in God, the whole thing. Don’t you see? Fullness of God!
He was the creator insomuch that He was God. And He was a being on earth (a being of time), which means that He must had a beginning, therefore, He created Himself a body to live in. God, Himself, created a body for Himself, see. That by this creation, He might save the lost creation that He had created.” (“GOD’S GIFT ALWAYS FIND THEIR PLACES APPROPRIATE GIFT”, Para 58 page11, December, 22, 1963, Jeffersonville, USA).
“Now, since studying that, I find out that same word, where He change His countenance, in the Greek did mean changing His mask. Not exactly, veil, but His mask. It come to the place He was transformed, see.
That means He changed His way. He was God Jehovah. And God Jehovah Changed Himself from a spirit and became a man. He’s the same Jehovah God-which, that was the Father and this is the son, being the same person.” (GOD‘S BILLBOARD, LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN, page 3, Para 17 3rdSeptember, 1961).
We are living by dead substance; that’s the only way you can live. And if something has to die every day so you live, natural, then isn’t it true that if your body has to live by dead substance for natural life, then you’ve got to have something die spiritually to save your spiritual life.
AND GOD BECAME MATERIAL, FLESH, AND DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE. There’s no church, no other thing in the world can save you but God. That’s the only thing that they live by. (ANOINTED ONES AT THE END TIME , page 3, para 40 page 7, Jeffersonville, IN USA July 25, 1965
“But, yet, we find in the Bible that, the last sign before the promised Son arrived, it was a super sign. Jesus said, "As it was then; before the promised Son arrives again, that super sign would come on the earth again."
I declare to you, tonight, in the name of Jesus Christ, it's on earth now. Not only that, but it's right here among us tonight. The Holy Ghost, God's super sign, the resurrected Jesus Christ. It cannot fail. It's an eternal sign. It can never be changed.
"Heavens and earth will pass away, but that'll never change." It's an eternal, everlasting sign, God manifested in human flesh. God made himself known in human flesh. Do you believe that to be truth? With all your heart, you believe it? Don’t shut yourself up like a turtle in a shell out. Let the Holy Spirit come in. Don’t close yourself to some creed or denomination. Brother, sister, the hour has arrived.
I believe that God’s done as much as He’s going to do. The next thing is action of the church or either. We’re going to be lost.” (SUPER SIGN, Page 21, para 167-168, 29th November, 1963 SHREVEPORT LA USA)
“Do you believe with all your heart? Just have faith. Just believe. Now, that’s what He was yesterday; that’s what He is today, He will always be. Now, as He manifested Himself before Abraham in human flesh. . .
God was manifested in Christ. Do you believe that? “It’s not Me that doeth the works; it’s My Father that dwelleth in Me.” (SIR, WE WOULD SEE JESUS, Page 33, para 245, July 8, 1960, Klamath Falls, USA).
“How that that super sign, how God said, “I will give them a sign. I will be in their flesh. I will be like them; they’ll be like Me.” He said the angels look over... the angels said to the shepherds, “Look into the manger; you’ll see what I mean.” That sign wasn’t just for angels. It wasn’t just for shepherds.” (A SUPER SIGN page 23, para 164, Jeffersonville, IN USA December 27, 1959).
“But there is those who go beyond that boundary. I believe Him to be God: Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. That He wasn’t just a prophet, that He wasn’t just a man, that He wasn’t just a teacher or a good man, He was the divine Jehovah God living in a body of flesh.
If you’d ask me, “Who is this?” That’s what my opinion of Him is. He’s God manifested in the flesh to take away the sins of the world. Who is this? Not just a man, not just a prophet, but the Emmanuel, God with us. Then not only with us, but in us, through us, God in the midst of us.
Then, if that is true, a supernatural God cannot change His nature to fit people’s nature. People have to change their nature to fit God’s supernatural plans. That’s why people cry, “Who is this?” It’s God in the midst of His people. They don’t understand it. God will never come to your level; you’ll have to come to His.
God will not come to your requirement; you have to come to God’s. And then when that requirement is met upon a promise that God made to redeem the people--if that requirement has been met --your entire being changes; your thinking changes.
Your habits change. Everything about you changes. Your desires change. Your living changes. Your habits change. You change. Everything about you changes, because there’s a new life in you.” (WHO IS THIS? page 11, para 72 and 73 Clarksville, IN USA October 4, 1959).
“That showed who He was. He was the omnipresent God; not just a prophet, but God Himself manifested in the flesh. That’s the reason He could lay His life down, take it up again.” (AND THEIR EYES WERE OPENED ANDTHEY KNEW HIM. Page 3 Para 20, April 21, 1957, Jeffersonville, IN USA).
“And notice then, that blood came down, and it was Christ Jesus, and God Himself, coming out of spirit, went into Christ Jesus, and the Bible said that, “God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself.” Is that right? God Himself, Jehovah, live in Christ and was made a kinsman to us, because He was born in human flesh, like we are. Is that right?
The blood cells were developed by God, and the flesh cells were developed in the womb of Mary, that brought forth the child, and God came down and lived in human flesh, and was tempted in every manner just like we are.” (THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST, page 8, Para 50, 25th December, 1949, Phoenix, AZ, USA).
We've had theology. They've taught it through the countries until they're just sick and tired of the tracts they're passing. But they want to see the Word made manifest, then they'll believe it. Jesus said this same thing. I'm afraid, teachers, there's where we've made our mistake.
Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the Gospel, and these signs shall follow them that believe in all the world. See? I believe that's where we've left off. We've tried to bypass it with our theology, around the very Fountain that gives Life to the world, the resurrected Jesus Christ.
If He is risen from the dead, He's the same yesterday, today, and forever, can do the very same things tonight, right here in this audience, that He did when He was here. What would He do? He would stand here sing; He wouldn't dress any different from any other man; He would look like other men.
He walked among men, peasant, poor. Come by the way of a stable, went out through capital punishment, only had one garment, as far as we know of in the Scripture and wove throughout without seam; it was given to Him. No place to lay His head, He was poor. He talked like the poor people talk.
He didn't have... He wasn't eloquent in His speech, perhaps, but He spake like a man never spake before, for He had authority. “HE---- GOD WAS WITH HIM, HE WAS GOD MANIFESTED IN THE FLESH, JEHOVAH VEILED IN HUMAN FLESH. I love Him, tonight with all my heart.” (THE MANIFESTATION OF THY RESURRECTION TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS DAY, page, 6 Para 19, 9th August, 1954, long Angeles, CA, USA).
“Even Jesus Himself, He said, “I do not do what I want to do within myself. The son can do nothing but what he sees the Father doing”. The words--- He was Emmanuel Himself. He was God on earth. Jesus was. He was the flesh that God dwelt in. he was the tent that God lived under. Amen.
But in all of that, the virgin-born son of God, Emmanuel in the fullness of the Spirit (He had the spirit without measure) and yet in his own flesh. He said “I do nothing until the Father shows me first” inspired to Him to do it!”(HEARING, RECOGNIZING, AND ACTING ON THE WORD OF GOD, page 23, Para 181 February 21st 1960, Jeffersonville, USA).
The Bible clearly stated that whosoever that does not believe that God manifested in the flesh, that is, come as a human being is the very antichrist; one who radically opposes Christ, the antagonist of Christ, one who opposes the anointed one and His kingdom.
2 JOHN 1:7 “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” KJV
“For many imposters (seducers, deceivers, and false leaders) have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge (confess, admit) the coming of Jesus Christ (the messiah) in the bodily form. Such a one is the imposter (the seducer, the deceiver, the false leader, the antagonist of Christ) and the antichrist.” AMP
We should know that the true Christ is He that can give people the pure, wholesome truth, for He is the truth himself and this Christ, the truth revealer is called Almighty God, Elohim, I am what I am (I would be what I want to be), The self-existing one, the Eternal one, the Lord of Host.
1 JOHN 4:2-3 “Hereby know ye the spirit of God. Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God. And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, wherefore ye have heard that it should come and even now already is in the world.” KJV
By this we may know (perceive and recognize) the Spirit of God: every spirit which acknowledge and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ (the messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God for its source];
And every spirit which does not acknowledge and confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh [but would annul, destroy, sever, disunite Him] is not of God [does not proceed from Him]. This [non-confession] is the [spirit] of the anti-Christ, [of] which you heard that it was coming, and now it is already in the world. AMP
1 JOHN 4:2-3 Here is how you know God’s Spirit: if a spirit affirms the truth that Jesus the anointed, our liberating king, has come in human flesh, then that Spirit is from God.
If a spirit does not affirm the true nature of Jesus the anointed, then that spirit does not come from God and is, in fact, the spirit of the antichrist. You have heard about its coming; infact, it is already active in the world. (THE VOICE)
This is how you will know or recognize a pastor, a teacher, prophet, and a man of God claiming inspiration from the spirit or that God called him, if he affirms, acknowledges, admits the truth that God is a man, then he comes from God. But if otherwise, he is not from God.



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 QUOTES OF THE ANCIENT PROPHETS OF GOD

 CHAPTER 1
And the Eternal God will tread on the earth (even) on Mount Sinai, and appear in the strength of His might from heaven.
And all shall be very afraid. And the Watchers shall shake, and great fear and trembling shall seize them to the ends of the earth.
And the high mountains shall be shaken, and the high hills shall be laid low, and shall melt like wax in the flame. And the earth shall be wholly torn apart, and all that is on the earth shall be destroyed.
And there shall be a judgment on all". 1 Enoch 1:4-7.
Deut 33:2-3 (KJV) And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.
Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.
Ex 19:18-20 (KJV) And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
 And the lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
Judges 5:4-5 (KJV) LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water.
The mountains melted from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before the lord God of Israel.
Habakkuk 3:3 (KJV) God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
 "But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives and that He will stand upon the earth at last. And I know that after this body has decayed, this body shall see God! Then He will be on my side! Yes, I shall see Him, not as a stranger but as a friend! What a glorious hope!
Numbers 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness
Job 19:25-27 (LB) But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and that he will stand upon the earth at last.
And I know that after this body has decayed, this body shall see God! Then he will be on my side! Yes, I shall see him, not as a stranger, but as a friend! What a glorious hope!
 Hz. Aliibn Abu Talib says: The Promised Mahdi (as) will be descended from me and will appear in the End Times is NO OTHER MAHDI AWAITED BY ANY OTHER NATION APART FROM HIM" (Isbat al-Hudat, vol.7, P.148).
 When Jesus (upon whom be peace) comes, NOT EVERYONE WILL KNOW HIM TO BE THE TRUE JESUS, HIS ELECT AND THOSE CLOSE TO HIM WILL RECOGNIZE HIM THROUGH THE LIGHT OF BELIEF. IT WILL NOT BE SELF-EVIDENT SO THAT EVERYONE WILL RECOGNIZE HIM... (Bediuzzaman said Nursi, 5th Letters Second Current).
At that point, just when the movement appears to be very strong, THE RELIGION OF TRUE CHRISTIANITY,   WHICH COMPRISES THE COLLECTIVE PERSONALITY OF JESUS (Upon whom be peace), WILL EMERGE.  That is, it will descend from the skies of divine mercy. PRESENT DAY CHRISTIANITY WILL BE PURIFIED IN THE FACE OF THAT REALITY; IT WILL CAST OFF  SUPERSTITION AND DISTORTION,   AND   UNITE   WITH   THE   TRUTHS    OF   ISLAM. Christianity will in effect be transformed into a sort of Islam.
Following the Quran, the collective personality of Christianity will be in the rank of follower and Islam, in that of leader. True religion will become a mighty force as a result of its joining it.
Although defeated before the atheistic movement while separate, as a result of their union, Christianity and Islam will acquire the capability to defeat and rout it.
Then the Person of Jesus (upon whom be peace), who is present with His human body in the world of heavens, will come to lead the current of true religion, as, relying on the promise of One Powerful Over All Things; the Bringer of Sure News, has said.
 "In this hadith our Prophet (Saas) tells us that MUSLIMS, JEWS and CHRISTIANS   are all awaiting  same   Saviour,  and that ALL  THREE FAITHS ARE AWAITING HAZRAT MAHDI (as) (CHRIST/ MESSIAH).
  A  ZEALOUS,   SELF-SACRIFICING  COMMUNITY  KNOWN  AS  A CHRISTIAN   COMMUNITY   BUT   WORTHY   OF   BEING   CALLED "MUSLIM   CHRISTIANS",   WILL   WORK   TO   UNITE   THE   TRUE RELIGION OF JESUS (upon whom be peace) WITH THE REALITY OF ISLAM and will kill and rout that society of the Dajjal under the leadership of Jesus (upon whom be peace) thus saving humanity from atheism.
This important mystery is very lengthy. Since we have discussed it briefly in other places, here we make do with this indication... (Bediuzzaman Saidi Nursi, 29th Letter 7th Section Sixth Sign).
  "Verily God will appoint for this Ummah in the beginning of every century, One who will restore for it its faith". (Abu Dawood, Kitabul Fitan).
 "And I swear by the Lord who holds my life in His hands that the Son of Mary shall surely appear among you as just arbiter and shall break the cross, annihilate the swine and abolish Jazia (Sahih Bukhari, Kitab Bad'ulkhalq, Bab Nazooli Isa Bin Maryam).
"What will be your condition when the Son of Mary will descend among you and he will be your Imam from among yourselves? (Sahih Bukhari, KitaBul-Anbiya).
"There is no MAHDI except ISA" (Ibn Maja, Bab Shiddatuz Zaman). "Whosoever lives from among you shall meet Isa, Son of Mary who is IMAM, MAHDI, ARBITER and JUDGE" (Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal, Vol.2, P.411).
"I give you the glad tidings of MAHDI who will be raised in my Ummah at a time of digression and distress of people. He will fill the earth with equity and justice as it is filled with oppression and violence. (Musmad Ahmad Bin Hambal Vol.3, P.37).
 When one thousand and two hundred and forty years WILL PASS, God will raise Mahdi. (An - Naimus Saqin. Vol.2, Page 209).
 "Before ponding over these traditions of the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, regarding the advent of the Messiah and Mahdi, I must be kept in view that the Holy Quran as well as the traditions of the HOLY Prophet are unanimous in their verdict that Jesus, son of Mary, has died his natural death. Further, the Holy Quran and the traditions of the Holy Prophet both are in unison that the dead never return to life in this transitory world of ours.
Hence when it is narrated in the traditions that Jesus son of Mary will come, it should not be taken literally but rather to be understood in the metaphorical sense as has been interpreted by a scholar of great reoute and regenerator of his century, Mohyyud Din Ibn Arabi, when he says: "His descent in later ages will be with a different body". (Tatsir Araisal Bayan, Vol.1. P.262).
"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out; and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my NEW NAME. (Rev3:12KJV).
 "In his famous sermon at the Umayyad Mosque in 1911, Bediuzzaman provided important dates for the appearance of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) and the period when he would be active:  IN [13]  7 (Corresponding to  1951 Gregorian Calendar), THE SUN BEGAN TO RISE (al-Fajr as - Sadiq) OR WILL  BEGIN  TO  RISE.  EVEN  IF  THIS  IS   ONLY  THE  INITIAL REDNESS IN THE HORIZON (al-Fajr al - Kazib), IN 30-40 YEARS AL -FAJR AS      SADIQ WILL APPEAR (ie 198071990s His Ministry will become active). (The Damascus Sermon, Pg. 23).
Saidi Nursi stressed the time 30 and 40 years after the year Hijiri 1371... The 1990s are the years Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is active.
It is related that our Prophet (Saas) said: The Hour will not come until the Qaim [Hazrat Mahdi (as)], my descendant appears. This will be at a time permitted by Allah. Those who follow him will be saved, while those who hang back will be punished.
O servants of Allah! Fear Allah: WHEN HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) APPEARS, ABANDON EVERYTHING AND RUN TO HIM BY ALL POSSIBLE MEANS because he is the Caliph of Allah and my heir. (Biharal-Anwar, Vol.51, P.65; Al-Hurral-Amili, Ithbat al-Hudat, Vol.6, P.382).
If Allah permits you to see this, RUN TO SWEAR ALLEGIANCE TO HIM [FOLLOW HIM] AND NEVER ABANDON HIM. IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL, NEVER ABANDON HIM IF YOU REACH HIM AND FIND THE TRUE PATH. Ah - and he pointed to his chest - how I long to see him.
LET NOTHING HOLD YOU BACK FROM SWEARING ALLEGIANCE TO HIM [FROM BEING HIS FOLLOWER, FROM FOLLOWING HIM] those who hold you back are those who have always sought refuge in corruption. If they speak, they speak evil, and if they are silent, they are impious and perverse. (Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibraham Numani, al-Ghaybah al-Numani, P.252).
He [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] is a young man of medium stature and with a beautiful face ... the radiance of his face shines like day in his hair, beard, and the blackness of his head and gives hi greatness. (Al-Uqayli, Al-Najmu Al-Saqib).
When our Qaim [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] appears, Almighty Allah WILL PROVIDE MEANS WHEREBY EVEN PEOPLE LIVING MANY MILES AWAY WILL BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO, SEE AND HEAR OUR QAIM FROM WHEREVER THEY MAY BE. (Mu'jamAhadith al-Imam al-Mahdi, Vol. 4 p. 57 and Bihar Vol. 52 p. 336).
One hadith states: 'Hazrat Mahdi (as) will come. There will be a cloud just above his head. There will be an angel there who will cry out: This is Hazrat Mahdi (as), follow him...
The Prophet Jesus (as), son of Mary, will definitely descend as a just judge and a just ruler. (Imam Nawawi, Commentary on Sahih Muslim).
 The Judgment Day will not take place until the Prophet Jesus (as), son of Mary, comes as a fair ruler and a just imam. (SunanlbnMajah).
By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the son of Mary (the Prophet Jesus [as]) will shortly descend among you people as a just ruler. (SahihBukhari).
Jabir quotes from Abu Ja'far: "When Umar asked Hazrat Ali (ra) about Mahdi, he (Umar) said: Olbn Abu Talib (Hazrat Ali), tell me about Mahdi.
What is his name?" And Hazrat Ali (ra) said: "My dear, close friend, our Prophet saas) said: "Allah had me promise not to reveal his name to anybody until he would appear.
His [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] name is one of the knowledge which Allah entrusted upon His messenger. (Iqmal al-din) (Gaybah, Allame Muhammad BaqirMajlisi, Ansariyan Publishing, Iran, 2007)
I believe I am a servant of that wondrous Person who will come in the future, and a rear-guard to set background for him and a pioneering soldier of THAT GREAT COMMANDER. (Barla Addendum, p. 162).
IN THE END TIMES, THE TRUE OWNERS IN THE BROAD SPHERE OF LIFE, IN OTHER WORDS HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) AND HIS DISCIPLES WILL COME BY ALLAH'S WILL, AND BROADEN THAT SPHERE and THOSE SEEDS WILL BLOOM AND WE SHALL WATCH FROM OUR TOMBS AND GIVE THANKS TO ALLAH. (Kastamonu Addendum, p. 99).
HAZRAT MAHDI'S (AS) FOLLOWERS TAKE REFUGE (FIND PEACE AND SECURITY BESIDE HIM) IN HIM, JUST AS HOW HONEY BEES TAKE REFUGE IN QUEEN BEE; he will fill the earth with justice and honesty. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhiraz-Zaman, p. 11).
Six (6) things you did not know the Quran says about Jesus. It has been said that some aspects of the Bible and Quran are similar But do you really know how similar? Muslims not only love and honour Jesus, they also believe in His second coming.
Here are 6 things you might not know Muslims believe about Jesus. Jesus, Mary, and the angel Gabriel are all in the Quran (as are Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and a bunch of other Bible characters). Muslims believe that Jesus (called "Isa" in Arabic) was a prophet of God, was born to a virgin (Mary), and will return to Earth before the Day of Judgment to restore justice and to defeat al-Masih ad-Dajjal ("the false messiah"), also known as the Antichrist.
All of which may sound pretty familiar to many  Christians. Just as with all the other prophets, including Mohammed, Muslims recite, "Peace be upon him" every time we refer to Jesus. Muslims believe that Jesus performed miracles: The Quran discusses several of Jesus's miracles, including giving sight to the blind, healing lepers, raising the dead, and breathing life into clay birds.
The story of Jesus's birth as told in the Quran is also the story of his first miracle, when he spoke as an infant in the cradle and declared himself to be a           prophet of God.
Here's the story In Islam, Tsa ibn Maryam ('Jesus, son of Mary'), or Jesus, is understood to be the penultimate prophet and messenger of God (Allah) and al-Masih, the Arabic term for Messiah (Christ), sent to guide the Children of Israel with a new revelation: al-Injil (Arabic for "the gospel").
Jesus is believed to be a prophet who neither married nor had any children and is reflected as a significant figure, being found in the Quran in 93 verses with various titles attached such as "Son of Mary" and other relational terms, mentioned directly and indirectly, over 187 times. He is thus the most mentioned person in the Quran by reference; 25 times by the name Isa, third-person 48 times, first-person 35 times, and the rest as titles and attributes.
The Quran (central religious text of Islam) and most hadiths (testimonial reports) mention Jesus to have been born a "pure boy" (without sin) to Mary  as the result of virginal conception, similar to the event of the Annunciation in Christianity. [2] [10] [11] In Islamic theology, Jesus is believed to have performed many miracles, several being mentioned in the Quran.
Over the centuries, Islamic writers have referenced other miracles like casting out demons, having borrowed from some heretical pre-Islamic sources, and from canonical sources as legends about Jesus were expanded. Like all prophets in Islam, Jesus is also called a Muslim, as he preached that his followers should adopt the "straight path". In Islamic eschatology, Jesus returns in a Second Coming to fight the Al-Masih ad-Dajjal or "False Messiah" and establish peace on earth.
Jesus is coming to have children. The teachings of prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) explains that Jesus Christ is coming this time to propagate the word on earth due to the direction and assignment given to him by his Master, Allah.
But his second coming will give him the chance to marry and give birth to children. The second coming of Jesus Christ signifies the end of time and there will be a great fight between him and Dajjai (anti-Christ) and Christ will overcome......."And (Jesus) shall be a sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of judgment): Therefore, have no doubt about the (Hour) but follow ye me: this is a Straight way. "Surah 43.61".
Surah 4:159; Surah 43:61; Surah 3:55. Pages 101 & 102. A & B. The DAJJAL WILL HAVE A COLOSSAL FORM, HE WILL BE EXTRAORDINARILY BIG AND TALLER THAN A MINARET, WHILE JESUS (PUH) WILL BE VERY SMALL IN COMPARISON.
"It is an allusion and sign that QUANTITATIVELY, THE SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY OF MUJAHIDEN WHO WILL RECOGNIZE JESUS (peace be unto him) AND FOLLOW HIM, WILL BE VERY FEW AND SMALL COMPARATIVELY TO THE SCIENTIFIC PHYSICAL ARMIES OF THE DAJJAL" (Bediuzzaman Saidi Nursi, The Rays: 5th Ray 16th Matter).
Deut 33:2-3 (KJV) And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them. Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.
Dan 7:9-10; 13-14 (KJV) 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.
A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Dan 7:13-14 (KJV) I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Rev 1:7. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Rev 1:13. And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
Rev 14:14. And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
Job 19:25-27. For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
Matt 24:30. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Matt 26:64. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Psalm 2:1-9 (KJV) Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and therulers take counsel together, against the lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Ez 1:26. And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.
Psalm 97:2. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Dan 7:21-22. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. The Ancient of Days came and judgment was given to the saints of the most high.
Psalm 110:5-6. The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
The Lord shall strike the heathens and break through.  CHAPTER 2
GOD IS A MAN
Rom 1:3-4 (LB). It is the Good News about his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who came as a human baby, born into King David's royal family line; 4and by being raised from the dead he was proved to be the mighty Son of God, with the holy nature of God Himself.
2 Tim 2:8 (LB). Don't ever forget the wonderful fact that Jesus Christ was a man, born into King David's family; and that he was God, as shown by the fact that he rose again from the dead.
Heb 2:14-17 (LB). Since we, God's children, are human beings—made of flesh and blood—he became flesh and blood too by being born in human form; for only as a human being could he die and in dying break the power of the devil who had the power of death.
 Only in that way could he deliver those who through fear of death have been living all their lives as slaves to constant dread. We all know he did not come as an angel but as a human being—yes, a Jew.
And it was necessary for Jesus to be like us, his brothers, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God, a Priest who would be both merciful to us and faithful to God in dealing with the sins of the people.
1 Tim 3:16 (LB). It is quite true that the way to live a godly life is not an easy matter. But the answer lies in Christ, who came to earth as a man, was proved spotless and pure in his Spirit, was served by angels, was preached among the nations, was accepted by men everywhere, and was received up again to his glory in heaven.
1 Jn 5:20 (LB). And we know that Christ, God's Son, has come to help us understand and find the true God. And now we are in God because we are in Jesus Christ his Son, who is the only true God; and he is eternal Life.

CHRIST IS COMING AGAIN
Heb 9:28 (LB, AMP), so also Christ died only once as an offering for the sins of many people; and he will come again, but not to deal again with our sins.
This time he will come bringing salvation to all those who are eagerly and patiently waiting for him.(LB) so Christ, having been offered once and once for all to bear [as a burden] the sins of many, will appear a second time [when he returns to earth], not to deal with sin, but to bring salvation to those who are eagerly and confidently waiting for Him.(AMP)
Titus 2:13 (LB, KJV) looking forward to that wonderful time we've been expecting, when his glory shall be seen—the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. (LB)
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ (KJV)
1 Thess 2:8 (LB, KJV, AMP). We loved you dearly—so dearly that we gave you not only God's message, but our own lives too. (LB)
So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. (KJV)
Having such a deep affection for you, we were delighted to share with you not only God's good news but also our own lives, because you had become so very dear to us. (AMP)

 CHAPTER 3

MISSION OF MAITREYA, ETERNAL DIVINE PATH
One World, One Humanity, One Savior, One God. HE COMES AS…THE MAITREYA (Buddhist Prophecies)
“At that period, brethren, there will arise in the world an Exalted One named Maitreya, Fully Awakened, abounding in wisdom and goodness, happy, with knowledge of the worlds, unsurpassed as a guide to mortals willing to be led, a teacher for gods and men, an Exalted One, a Buddha, even as I am now.
He, by himself, will thoroughly know and see, as it were face to face, this universe, with Its worlds of the spirits, Its Brahmas and Its Maras, and Its world of recluses and Brahmins, of princes and peoples, even as I now, by myself, thoroughly know and see them” (Digha Nikaya, 26).
This prophecy by Guatama Buddha is very ambiguous, that is to say, it has very few details that allow us to probe into it and extract details that predict when Maitreya will come.
But there are a few Buddhist prophecies that are more specific to the time when the Maitreya will arise:   “After my decease, first will occur the five disappearances.
And what are the five disappearances?  The disappearance of attainments [to Nirvana], the disappearance of the method [inability to practice wisdom, insight and the four purities of moral habit], the disappearance of learning [loss of men who follow the Dharma], the disappearance of the symbols [the outward forms, the robes and practices of Buddhism], the disappearance of the relics...”
  “Then when the Dispensation of the perfect Buddha is 5,000 years old, the relics, not receiving reverence and honor will go to places where they can receive them... This, Sariputta, is called the disappearance of relics” (The Surangama Sutra).
The above passage clearly predicts, as so many other religions of the world have, that when society degrades and God (and His religion) are thought of as second to intellectualism, then the Savior will appear.
Likewise, in the Bible, we find the confusion that must take place before the coming of the Messiah, and in THOTH we find an explanation for it: “‘Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.  Even so. Amen.’ (Rev. 1:7).  ‘Cloud’ means confusion.  He comes whenever confusion comes to humanity.
‘When righteousness is weak and faints and unrighteousness exults in pride [confusion], then my Soul arises on earth’ (Bhagavad-Gita 4:7).
‘Every eye shall see him,’ means that those who have their eyes opened (third eyes) will see him.  ‘They also which pierced him’ means that those who pierced him will also see his glory.
When it is said that he will come from the sky, the sky means the same as heaven, and heaven means Pure Consciousness.  So he comes from Pure Consciousness, or he comes as an Avatar (god-man)” (THOTH, Revelation Of The Revelation, T1, V21-24).
We can see that the same conditions are given in all religions.  Each religion gives only a slightly different account of the times before the coming of the Messiah, and each religion likewise gives only a slightly different description of how the Messiah will come.
Nevertheless, with all the promises of moral degradation and societal deterioration and likewise with all the promises of a coming Messiah, it must be realized that all the religions of the world, in their own manner, are predicting the same event.
 This is to say that the titles Mahdi, Christ, Krishna, Shah-Bahram, Kalki, Maitreya, Muhammad, and the like, are interchangeable just as the prophecies that herald each of their appearances are likewise.
The world, in all its niches and groups, are awaiting the same thing, that they all await Maitreya.
One of the most significant of these prophecies of the world, are the ones that give dates or times by which we may recognize when the Messiah will arise.
The prophecy given by Buddha gives a near to exact date of when the Maitreya will come.  The clue that helps us to understand when the Maitreya will be manifested is:
 “When the Dispensation of the perfect Buddha is 5000 years old.” Buddha, who was sent to India, spoke to a Hindu audience, in terminology that they could relate to and understand.
Considering that Buddha was speaking to followers of Hinduism, He was speaking in terms of the Hindu system of dating.
Hinduism is expecting the appearance of the Kalki Avatar, shortly after the beginning of the Krita age and the end of the Kali age.  The exact date of when the Kali age ends and the Krita age begins is unknown.
 However, it has been estimated that the Kali age ended at noon on the first of August 1943 A.D.  Assuming then that this date is correct, the Buddhist equivalent year (which pertains to the Dispensation of the perfect Buddha lasting 5,000 years) would be approximately the year 2,486 in the Buddhist era.
 “If, Ananda, women had not retired from the household life to the houseless one, under the doctrine and discipline announced by the Tathagata, Dharma Ananda would long endure; a thousand years would the good Dharma abide.
But since, Ananda, women have now retired from the household life to the houseless one, under the doctrine and the discipline announced by the Tathagata, not long Ananda, will Dharma endure; but five hundred years Ananda, until the Dharma abide” (Vinya Pitaka II. 253 ff).
Buddha had previously promised that the Dharma would last for 5,000 years, which if broken down is really five periods of one thousand years, each period representing one of the five disappearances.
After the fifth period, that is five thousand years, the Dharma would disappear and the true message of Buddha would be lost.
However, Buddha contests that because He has allowed women to participate in the fullness of Buddhist life, He would halve the time until the Dharma's expiration from five periods of one-thousand years (5,000 years), to five periods of five-hundred years (2,500 years).
According to Buddha, and explanation above, the Dharma would disappear 2,500 years after His Dispensation began (1957 A.D.), and shortly after the five disappearances, the Maitreya would come.
This interpretation of Scripture is supported by a number of ancient Chinese's Buddhist commentaries, here is one such example:
  "The monks and stream attainers (followers) will be strong in their union with Dharma for 500 years after the Blessed One's Parinirvana.  In the second 500 years they will be strong in meditation; in the third period of 500 years they will be strong in erudition.
In the fourth 500 years period they will only be occupied with gift giving.  The final or fifth period of 500 years will see only fighting and reproving among the monks and followers.  The pure Dharma will then become invisible (disappear)" (Abhidharmakosha, 4.12c. III. p. 41).
From these two examples we may conclude that Maitreya should arise sometime around 1957 A.D.  However, are there any other clues for the date of the Maitreya?  Yes, and we will review one more before we reach our conclusion:
  “I have another prophecy, also, Tibetan: It is predicted that the manifestation of Maitreya shall come after the wars...” (Maitreya Lord of the World, by Dr. M. Doreal).Here is the conclusion that we have reached:
(1) The Maitreya would have to arise sometime after the Kali age and at the beginning of the Krita age, which would be sometime after August 1st, 1943.
(2) Around 2,500 years after the beginning of the Dispensation of the Buddha, the Maitreya would arise.  This would be around 1957 A.D.
(3) The Maitreya would come after the great wars, in an age that was beginning to prosper and rebuild.  With these three points we can reach our final conclusion that is: Maitreya will arise between the year 1943 A.D. and 1957 A.D.
[Note: The date of 1957 is based on dating 2,500 years from 544 B.C., one of the possible dates given for Buddha's death (beginning of Buddha's Dispensation, the "Buddhist era").  Another possible date to begin this count is 483 B.C.  In this case, adding 2,500 years leads us to the date 2017.
The overall meaning is the same - we should expect Maitreya to come at this time in history - but the date of 2017 is especially interesting as it is the date Maitreya chose as the end of the 12,000 years of history of present man and beginning of the Golden Age!  For more information, see the News brief article Buddhism and the Year 2017.] More Hints About Who The Maitreya Will Be:
  “The Lord replied, 'Maitreya, the best of men, will then leave the Tushita heavens, and go for his last rebirth.  As soon as he is born he will walk seven steps forward, and where he puts down his feet a jewel or a lotus will spring up.
 He will raise his eyes to the ten directions, and will speak these words:  'This is my last birth.  There will be no rebirth after this one.
Never will I come back here, but, all pure, I shall win Nirvana.” (Buddhist Scriptures by Edward Conze) Buddha tells us several key things about Maitreya and Maitreya’s Message.
The first of these is that Maitreya will leave “the Tushita heavens.”  That is to say that Maitreya comes from heaven to earth.  The same thing was said about Christ in the Bible.
The words, “and go for his last rebirth,” refers to this being Christ’s final appearance on earth as Messiah that is recorded in all Scriptures.  He will bring the Final Revelation of God to man (Revelation chapter five).
He Opens the Book Sealed with the Seven Seals and Reveals the Unity of all Religions.  So, what Buddha is saying is that Maitreya (Christ Spirit) is the final appearance of the Buddha, as Kalki is the final Avatar of Vishnu and the Seventh Angel, Maitreya is on earth.
When He comes a jewel will arise which is His Teachings.  The second meaning is concerned with Maitreya's revelation of the unfolding lotus petal, which is the base of the Mission’s sign.
And finally, in regards to the words, “This is my last birth.
There will be no Great Revelation after this one.
Never will I come back here, but, all pure, I shall win Nirvana,” simply confirms the statement in the Bible said about the Seventh Angel,    “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel… the mystery of God should be finished…(Rev 10:7).”
 CHAPTER 4
HINDU PROPHECIES AND THE INCARNATION OF THE KALKI AVATAR
In the prophecies of the Hindu religion there also exists the notion of an awaited one or Avatar, which is understood as a manifestation of God in bodily form.
When we also understand that the central truth behind all religion is the idea that 'everyone is God' then the notion of the Avatar is in effect the equivalent to any human being who in his or her behaviour and effect upon the World, manifests the divine and transcendent on the earthly plane.
So we may consider an Avatar to be related to the concept of a prophet, saint or other person considered to be extremely holy. So by the same token, the next Avatar in Hinduism is equivalent to and of the same nature as the Messiah in Judaism, Second Coming in Christianity and the Imam Mahdi in Islam etc.
In Hinduism time is considered to the cyclical and each such cycle is ended and the next cycle commences with the appearance of an Avatar.
It is as if Avatars act as punctuation marks demarcating the great cycles of time, separating one cycle from the next.
When we examine each cycle of the Hindu time scheme then we discover that it is divided into four separate sub phases or 'Yugas, these are in chronological order the Kitral Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga and Kali Yuga.
In the beginning of the cycle we have the age of purity and light i.e. the Kitral Yuga. As we progress through that cycle  then things become steadily less pure and descend gradually into relative darkness.
When we get to the final age, the Kali Yuga then we arrive at a stage where things are in a pretty degenerate state of morale and social decay.
This sets the stage for the coming of the Avatar, leading to the beginning of the next cycle and a return once again to a happy and wholesome state of affairs.
Though there are different opinions on this matter, it is widely believed that in present times we are living in the Kali Yuga and that the end of the current age or cycle is imminent.
Likewise it is also believed that the next Avatar Kalki, will make his appearance on Earth in the not too distant future.
What follows are some prophecies concerning the coming of the Kalki Avatar, grouped in two partitions.
The first containing those prophecies relating to the condition of the World at the time of the the Kalki's appearance and the second concerns his attributes and the role he plays in the proceedings at the end of the age.

CHAPTER 5
PROPHECIES CONCERNING THE STATE OF THE WORLD WHEN KALKI AVATAR MAKES HIS APPEARANCE

Whenever there is a falling away from the true law [religion] and an upsurge of unlawfulness, then I emit myself. I come into being age after age, to protect the virtuous and to destroy evil-doers, to establish a firm basis for the true law.' Bhagavad Gita 4:7-8.
Those who present themselves as saints are constantly engaged in preaching false doctrines. Those who have apparently renounced the world are rich in worldly possessions, and have become family men.' - The Srimad Bhagavata ( BEF 300 CE )
'And the path of the wind will be confused and agitated and all around will be noise and uproar, and everywhere there will be conflagrations and fires will blaze on all sides. -The Mahabharata (circa 3000 BCE
'Wealth and piety will decrease day by day, until the world will be totally depraved, then property alone will confer rank; wealth will be the only source of devotion; passion will be the sole bond of union between the sexes; falsehood will be the only means of success in litigation; and women will be objects merely of sensual gratification.
Earth will be venerated but for its mineral treasures; the Brahminical thread will constitute a Brahmin; external types will be the only distinction of the several orders of life; dishonesty will be the universal means of subsistence; weakness will be the cause of dependence; menace and presumption will be substituted for learning; liberality will be devotion; simple ablutions will be purification; mutual assent will be marriage; fine clothes will be dignity; and water afar off will be esteemed a holy spring.
Amidst all castes he who is the strongest will reign over the principality, thus vitiated by many faults.
The people unable to bear the heavy burdens imposed upon them by their avaricious sovereigns, will take refuge amongst the valleys of the mountains, and will be glad to feed upon wild honey, herbs, roots, fruits, flowers, and leaves: their only covering will be the bark of trees, and they will be exposed to the cold and wind and sun and rain.
No man's life will exceed three and twenty years. Thus in the Kali age shall decay constantly proceed, until the human race approaches its annihilation. - Vishna Purana 4.24 'The learned pandits [Hindu theologians] for their part indulge in sexual commerce with their wives like buffaloes. They are expert in breeding children and are not at all clever in attaining Enlightenment., the substance and depth of things has disappeared everywhere.' - Srimad Bhagavata.
People in that era [Kali age] turn out to be greedy, immoral and merciless; they freely enter into violence without cause and are unlucky and excessively covetous.' - Srimad Bhagavata. There are numerous quarrels between husband and wife.' - Srimad Bhagavata
In the Kali age, men will be afflicted by old age, disease, and hunger, and from sorrow there will arise depression, indifference, deep thought, enlightenment, and virtuous behaviour.
Then the age will change, deluding their minds like a dream, by force of fate, and when the Golden Age begins, those left over from the Kali age will be the progenitors of the Golden age Thus there is eternal continuity from age to age.' -Hinduism. Linga Purana 1.40
'Already vexed by famine and heavy taxation, people will perish through drought, excessive cold, storms, scorching sunshine, heavy rain, snowfall and mutual conflict.
 In the age of Kali men will be tormented by hunger and thirst, sickness and worry.' Srimad Bhagavata

CHAPTER 6
PROPHECIES CONCERNING THE ATTRIBUTES, ROLE(S) AND ACTIONS OF THE KALKI AVATAR
'Lord Vishnu [ appearing as Kalki ] adorned of the whole animate and inanimate creation, and the soul of the universe, appears in this world of matter for protecting the virtue of the righteous and wiping out the entire stock of their karma and thereby liberating them.
 The Lord will appear under the name of Kalki ... riding a fleet horse ... and capable of subdueing the wicked. The Lord of the universe wielding ... divine powers and possessed of endless virtues and matchless splendor, he will traverse the globe on that swift horse and exterminate with his sword the robbers [ those whose minds are devoted to iniquity ] by the tens of millions' - The Srimad Bhagavata (circe 1500BCE)
'When the practices taught by the Vedas and the institutes of law shall nearly have ceased, and the close of the Kali age shall be nigh, a portion of that divine being who exists of his own spiritual nature in the character of Brahma, and who is the beginning and the end, and who comprehends all things, shall descend upon the earth.
He will be born as Kalki in the family of an eminent Brahmin of Sambhala village, endowed with the eight superhuman facilities. By his irresistable might he will destroy all the barbarians and thieves, and all whose minds are devoted to iniquity.
He will then re-establish righteousness upon earth; and the minds of those who live at the end of the Kali age shall be awakened, and shall be as pellucid as crystal.
The men who are thus changed by virtue of that peculiar time shall be as the seeds of human beings, and shall give birth to a race who shall follow the laws of the Krita age, the Age of Purity.
 As it is said, "When the Sun and Moon, and the Inner asterism Tishya, and the planet Jupiter, are in one mansion, the Krita age shall return." Vishnu Purana 4.24
'Vishnu will return as Kalki, upon a white horse, as the last Avatar, amid fire and flames.' - Hindu Puranas c 900 c.e.
'Vishnu will return ... as [ Kalki ] the last Avatar, amid fire and flames ...he will travel across the globe ..."The Srimad Bhagavata ( circa 1500 BCE )
'When the Kali age, is well-nigh past, the Lord will appear in His Divine form consisting of Sattva [purity] alone for the protection of virtue. Lord Vishnu adorned of the whole animate and inanimate creation, and the Soul of the Universe, appears in this world of matter for protecting the virtue of the righteous and wiping out the entire stock of their Karma and thereby liberating them, the Lord will appear under the name of Kalki.. riding a fleet horse., and capable of subdueing the wicked.
The Lord of the Universe wielding. divine powers and possessed of endless virtues and matchless splendor, he will traverse the globe on that swift horse and exterminate with his sword the robbers [those whose minds are devoted to iniquity] by the tens of millions.' - Srimad Bhagavata
He will then reestablish righteousness upon Earth; and the minds of those who live at the end of the Kali age shall be awakened, and shall be as translucent as crystal.' -Vishnu Purana IV: 24, 26-27.





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WHOSE IMMUNITY DO YOU HAVE?

 CHAPTER 1
You can see why you hear the Voice that says, “GREATER THAN JESUS IS HERE.” Why we will maintain and keep on shouting is that some people are so sympathetic. Sympathetic with those people that have come and gone.
Let me show you what it is like. Whatever God is doing is eternal. When he gave them manna in the wilderness, He commanded them, “Never you keep it till the next day.”
You know why? Manna is the Word that is for today. Do not carry it over. The Prophet William Marrion Branham also came and toed the same line and he said, “Take that for today. Do not carry it over.”
But imagine people bringing 2000 years, 3000 years, 4000 years over to this age.
Amen! We are laying credence to the truth from behind. OUR GOD HAS ARRIVED TO LIVE WITH US VOLUME ONE, Preached By THE SON OF MAN, The Almighty on Sunday 26th May 2019 at the Household of God, Onitsha.
Our God has arrived to live with us. So, truth has arrived to live with us. And that is the Straight Way. The Straight Way. And it will end in Paradise.
How many here waited for Jesus to come and reveal this truth? All of you that are rejoicing, have you not been waiting for Jesus before I arrived?
You should have been waiting until He will come and reveal this New and Living Way. Did He reveal this to you? He had already gone before Muhammad came. The two were not on the scene at the same time.
WHO IS THIS MAN THAT IS REVEALING THESE AMAZING SECRETS? IT IS HE THAT IS PROMISED TO COME IN HIS STEAD AND LEAD YOU INTO THE KNOWLEDGE OF ALL TRUTH. [John 16:13]
THE CLOUD IS HERE.
For he promised, “lo I am with you always, even till the end of the world, for I will never leave you comfortless. I will come again and be with you. A little while, the world seeth Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, ye shall live also.”
“OUR GOD HAS ARRIVED TO LIVE WITH US” VOLUME ONE; Page 4 Nugget: If you are under the immunity of Jesus, whatever crime you are committing now will be counted against you because the immunity has changed hands.
Immunity that expired long, long time ago. If it never expired, others would not have come.
If you are under the immunity of Jesus, whatever crime you are committing now will be counted against you because the immunity has changed hands.
The immunity has now changed hands. Am I making sense? President Goodluck Jonathan is now ex-president. Obasanjo, ex-president. Babangida, ex-president. Yar’adua, ex-president. Presidency has changed hands.
It is now in the hands of President Mohammadu Buhari. If you are not holding his own immunity, what you are holding is useless nonsense. YOU MUST KNOW WHOSE IMMUNITY YOU ARE HOLDING.
ALL POWERS, ALL AUTHORITIES ARE CONFERRED ON ME. I AM NOT JESUS. Never! I SAY, I AM NOT JESUS. JESUS HAS COME AND GONE, BUT CHRIST REMAINS.
He was Jesus the Christ. Did you get it? Call Me Peter the ........ Do not call Me Jesus the Christ, for I will not answer. For I will not answer.
Therefore, whatever crime you committed under Jesus immunity, you must account for it now....I AM THE GREATEST. HE THAT CHALLENGED THE WHOLE WORLD POWERS AND CAME OUT UNHURT. Believe it if you can. [WHOSE IMMUNITY DO YOU HAVE? Preached on 8th October 2002; Pg. 70 vs. 43 – 48 & BEWARE OF ESOTERIC LANGUAGES; preached on Sunday 24th April 2004; Pg. 3]
Whoever that is holding the immunity of Moses must run into difficulty when Joshua appeared. True or false?
So, you must know the immunity you are having, which will absolve you from all iniquities. Did you get it?
In the days of Jesus, He said, when you believe in Him, you will be absolved from all the sins which you could not have been pardoned if you were to live under the laws of Moses.
Now it comes to THE SON OF MAN. If THE SON OF MAN, when He comes shall set you free, ye shall be free indeed. He said, “Who can bring anything to the charge of God’s own Elect?”
He said, “Nobody.” He said, “Will God do it?” He said, “No!” Tell me, who then can do it? Heaven and earth will never do it.
You must bow before the LORD your God. He is the Only One and True God, rich in mercy. He forgiveth iniquities to those that have repented with all their hearts.
When you repent of your idolatry, He will show you mercy, for he is plenteous in mercy. Allah pardons anyone he wants to pardon, but anyone He does not want to pardon, he will hold guilty. He is the All-knowing God.


To support what you have just read, let me read a narration from Ja’far ibn Muhammad. [JESUS THROUGH SHIITE NARRATIONS: [Categorized collection of hadith (narrations) on Prophet Jesus (a) from the Shia books of Hadith.] Page 25 verse 8.
8Ja‘far ibn Muhammad said, “Gabriel remained forty days and did not descend to the Prophet. He said, “O my Lord my yearning for your Prophet has become intense, allow me.”
Allah the Exalted revealed to him, “O Gabriel descend to My friend and My Prophet, then give him My greetings of peace, and inform him that I have distinguished him with prophethood and made him surpass all the prophets,
And give my greetings of peace to his successor and inform him that I have distinguished him with succession and made him surpass all the successors.”
Gabriel descended to the Prophet and said, “…O Muhammad! Whoever followed Seth would be saved by Seth, Seth was saved by Adam and Adam was saved by Allah.
Whoever followed Shem would be saved by Shem, Shem was saved by Noah and Noah was saved by Allah.
Whoever followed Asif would be saved by Asif, and Asif was saved by Solomon.
Whoever followed Yusha‘ would be saved by Yusha‘, and Yusha‘ would be saved by Moses, and Moses was saved by Allah.
Whoever followed Simon would be saved by Simon, and Simon would be saved by Jesus, and Jesus was saved by Allah. Alleluia! I want to show you something.
Whoever followed ‘Ali would be saved by ‘Ali and ‘Ali would be saved by you, and you are saved by Allah.
Alleluia! God has been sending saviours. That is why the Bible said, “Blessed be the name of the Almighty God who has never left us without saviours.” [Nehemiah 9:27]
The Prophet William Branham said, “On that day when salvation shall be made complete, God will gather all His Elect from the beginning of the world till the end.”
He said, “Every Messenger will stand and his disciples will stand behind him. All the Messengers of the church ages, for the Elect is drawn from all the ages.”
He said, “On that day, Martin will stand, his followers will stand. Columba will stand, his followers will stand. Irenaeus will stand, his followers will stand. I will stand, My followers will stand. Paul will stand, his followers will stand.”
And then, what is more? I AM THE FINAL. THE TOTALITY SENT TO GATHER ALL THE LOOSE ENDS AND PRESENT CHRIST.
SONG: [If Jehovah should rise in judgment against the world today, O SON OF MAN, I am standing unshakably behind you. If God should rise in judgment against the world today, O SON OF MAN, I am standing unshakably behind you.
I know that I will be one of the persons who will not be found guilty. I know that I will be one of the persons who will not be found guilty. O SON OF MAN, I am standing unshakably behind you.]
You just know your own day, know your own Messenger and know your own Message.











William Branham went further to say in the Message BACK TO PENTECOST, “Pentecost is too far from where you are now. Paul does not need to look back to Moses. John does not need to look back to this one. Wesley can never look back to Irenaeus. Luther does not need to look back to Columba. They are gone yonder. We are far from Pentecost. We do not need to look up to that again. The same way, the Bride should not look up to William Branham. He is gone by.”
William Branham went further to say, “The end, the death, the departure of a messenger of any age marks the end of his own dispensation. No dispensation crosses into another.
When a man of God comes to the end of his ministry, God takes him home. Another one appears, wearing the same Christ.”
Who can He teach knowledge? Only those that are humble, meek and of a teachable spirit. Is it not Scripture? Not everybody has a teachable spirit.
There are people that claim they know it all. Anything they do not know, they call it devil. They fortify their knowledge with unbelief.
But those that are called for salvation, they add Faith to their Faith. Did you get the Message? They have already developed Faith, but the revelation is making them to add Faith to their Faith. That is growing in Faith.
And when you are growing in the Faith, you are growing in the Spirit until you are no longer here spiritually. The flesh is here, but the Spirit is far beyond the human realm.
THE CLOUD IS HERE.
So, you must know who you are standing behind. It is there in the quote, when the Prophet was talking about saviours. He was talking about Jesus Christ the saviour, Paul the saviour and he said, “Be it known to you that a past saviour can never save a present generation.”
How can Moses save you? Do you have Moses’ faith? Are you pointed to Moses? What happened to those people who said, “Moses we know? We are disciples of Moses, but concerning this man, never!”
Then they hurled insults at him and said, “you are this fellows disciple! We are disciples of Moses! We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don’t even know where he comes from.’’ (John 9:28-29) And He said, “This is your doom.” But those who crossed over, received double blessings. Amen. The one I know, I also believe.
Brethren, stop rioting. THE CLOUD IS HERE. Let us enjoy the presence of the Cloud. Can a stranger understand our language? He might be thinking we are crazy.
Some might be thinking we are drunk with wine. We are drunken by the Word of God. I say, We are drunken by the Word of God. That is why we are staggering. When you are addicted to the Word of God, you are drunk.
NOTHING GLADDENS THE HEART MORE THAN KNOWING THAT YOU ARE HOLDING THE TRUTH THAT CAN NEVER BE ANNULLED. FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION, TRUTH REMAINS TRUTH.


Who is the one opening your eyes of understanding? Is it Jesus? Were you not following Jesus all these years, before we came to this Ministry? Why were you living in the dark? Why were these things hidden from you?
This is because you said you were Jesus’ disciples, not recognizing your day, your Messenger and your own Message, who came to open your eyes of understanding in whose Faith you will be declared perfect and sanctified.
All of you that believe in Me, you are sanctified by the Faith that is in Me. No more. No less.
That is why the Voice of Allah made it clear in the Message titled BEHOLD YOUR GOD COMETH; Preached on 8th June 1997; Pg. 61 vs. 27 – 28, “Any woman, any man, any family, any group of people, any church wherever this Man who is born to righteousness, and who is to reveal all the hidden secrets of God that is entrusted to Him; any generation that happens to see Him, appearing in their day, all your problems are over.”
Your duty is to give ear to Him. The Massage said, “If you are perishing, you are perishing because you refused to give ear to His Words.” Alleluia!
If you were told in the beginning that you could come thus far, you would not have believed it.
SO, AS MANY AS HAVE BEEN WITH ME AND THEY ARE CONTINUING, I KNOW THEY ARE ORDAINED TO SALVATION.
THOSE THAT WERE NOT ORDAINED FOR SALVATION HAVE LEFT LONG, LONG TIME AGO. AND ANYBODY THAT IS STILL TROUBLED BY THIS MESSAGE IS AN ESCORT.
He is here because of somebody. She is here because of somebody. And not because of his or her Faith. Escort! Agbero!
YOU MUST BE HERE BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE YOU ARE ORDAINED TO BE.  YOU ARE A PART OF IT. YOU ARE NOT A STRANGER TO IT. AND FOR THAT NOBODY CAN DECLARE YOU LOST. WHO IS THAT MAN?
NOBODY CAN DECLARE YOU LOST BECAUSE YOU ARE IN THE FAMILY OF YOUR FATHER. YOU ARE IN YOUR HOME. HOW CAN YOU DECLARE ME LOST? LOST TO WHO?
That is why I gave you the illustration of the lady who was in the aeroplane with her friend, and with the father in the cockpit as the pilot. There was danger in the midair.
The pilot signaled alarm that everybody in the aeroplane should pray, “Our lives are in danger. We are 6,000 feet above the earth. What do we do? Keep on praying.”
The lady woke her friend up, “My dear, Get up! Have you not heard the danger alarm from the cockpit? The pilot is saying that our lives are in danger midair, and look at the height we are now. The aeroplane developed fault.”
The lady woke up and cleaned her eyes and then, turned to her friend and asked, “Is my father still in the cockpit?” The friend replied, “Very much there.”
She turned away and continued her sleeping. She placed her head on the headrest of the seat and slept. “Is my dad still in the cockpit?” The reply was, “Very much there.” She just slept.
Eventually, the plane landed safely. For she trusted in the ability of the father to control all dangers in the midair. He is an expert and not a novice. A time tested pilot who values the lives of his passengers more than his own.
I told you that I am carrying the world of passengers as My crew, whose lives I signed in together with My own. How can I listen to distractions? They are distractions I have no room for.
I told you, “A MAN OF GOD THAT WANTS TO SUCCEED MUST DEVELOP ZERO TOLERANCE FOR EVERY DISTRACTION. I DO NOT CARE THE WAY IT COMES. THE MOMENT YOUR ATTENTION IS DISTRACTED, YOU MAKE SHIPWRECK. BE FOCUSED. IT IS ONE-WAY.
BUT WHEN YOU LAND SAFELY, YOU CAN REPLY TO YOUR OPPONENTS. WHEN YOU LAND SAFELY, YOU CAN NOW BEGIN TO REPLY AND NOT WHEN YOU ARE STILL ON COURSE.”
Easter Seal; Preached at the Ramada Inn in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.  10th April 1965 by William Marrion Branham; Page 40 paragraph 3.
40-3Oh, Christian, what a opportunity we have. We have opportunities that St. Paul never dreamed of having. We have opportunities that Enoch, and Elijah, and all of them never had, the opportunities we have now.
THERE'S ONE LITTLE SHEEP OUT YONDER SOMEWHERE, AND HE WILL NOT BE SATISFIED TILL THAT ONE COMES IN THE FOLD.
By the help of God, and by a vision, and THUS SAITH THE LORD, I'm returning across the sea.
THAT LAST LITTLE SHEEP MAY EVEN BE A BLACK ONE DOWN THERE, FOR ALL I KNOW, WHERE THEY DON'T EVEN THINK THEY GOT A SOUL, BUT GOD KNOWS DIFFERENT.
I'm going to seek till the last day of my life to find that one, wherever it is.
You can see that what we are enjoying, even saint Paul never dreamt of it. Those that followed Jesus never dreamt of it. But here we are, having it. The fullness of the Word. It is left for us to make sure that we are standing firm, unshakable in Him.
[Pastor Christian Dike and Some Excommunicated Brethren were let into the Fellowship of the Saints By the Almighty Allah.]
Let’s give a round of applause to the LORD. Let’s give a round of applause to the LORD. Let’s give a round of applause to the LORD. Amen. We really thank God.
I am still giving us some quotes. We are putting ourselves in remembrance, so that we will see how lucky and how fortunate we are in this generation, running last but coming first, so that we will fully identify He Whom we are following.





 CHAPTER 2
TRUTH IS RESTORING ITSELF FROM CAPTIVITY
WHO IS THIS MELCHISEDEC?; Preached on Sunday evening, 21st February 1965 at the Parkview Junior High School in Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A.; paragraph 38.
38Now, now, we find out that this Person had no father, no mother, no beginning of days or ending of life.
When he was talking about Melchizedek, He said, It was God "En morphe". He was trying to explain what En morphe means.
Now, the world--the word comes--the Greek word means "change," was used, changing Himself, "En morphe", from one person to... One person... The Greek word there, "En morphe," means...
For some of us that know what drama means or have watched drama. It is acting. He [Prophet Branham] said that the word “En morphe” was taken from the stage act.
It was taken from the stage act, "that one person is changing his mask to make him some other character."
One person is changing himself, changing his mask. And then you can call it costume. Changing their costume. They can appear as villain. They can appear as another thing.

Christ has remained here on earth. The only difference is that He has been changing Personality. But it has been that same old Eternal Spirit that has been incarnating and re-incarnating. And that is why people missed Him due to blindness. They are waiting for Him to come back and answer “Jesus.”
– THE SON OF MAN – NOW I KNOW THAT THOU ART A MAN OF GOD; Pg. 19























So if you are hear having sympathy for Branham, you are doing so like those that followed John the Baptist, who heard when John the Baptist pointed them to Jesus, the Christ of their own day, but sympathetically, they continued to follow him [John the Baptist].
Even when they came back and were complaining, he said, “But I told you that I am not the One.” Yet, they continued following him. Is that not the highest blindness?
Stage act! He said, “Changing form. Changing your costume.” Now, the world--the word comes--the Greek word means "change," was used, changing Himself, "En morphe", from one person to... One person... The Greek word there, "En morphe," means...
It was taken from the stage act, "that one person is changing his mask to make him some other character."
Like in--in school just recently--I believe, Rebekah, just before she graduated, they had one of Shakespeare's plays.
And one young man had to change his clothes several times, because he played two or three different parts, but the same person. He'd come out; one time he was the villain. And when he come out next time, he was another character.
40And now the Greek word "En morphe" mean that he changed His mask.
We are establishing that it is the same person that is changing His mask. And when He changes His Mask, of course, He will identify with a different name. You do not expect to hear the same old name.
WHO IS THIS MELCHISEDEC?; Paragraph 157 – 158. 157...You see--you see the Samaritan was actually--from my last night's sermon--was Hagar (See?) a perverted type.
The Jew was Sarah--or was Sarahite; but the Gentile is of Mary the Royal Seed, Abraham's Royal Seed.
158Now, it's promised that in these last days that this same God, this same Christ, would come back here and reveal Hisself as SON OF MAN. ... Amen! Amen! Amen!
Wait a little. The spirit of prophecy is under the control of the Prophet. A WORTHLESS FELLOW IN THE FAMILY OF GOD; Preached on Sunday 15th July 2012 by THE SON OF MAN, THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH; Pg. 29 vs. 25 – 27.
25I told you in the Message, THE TWO FOUNDATIONS OF OUR EXISTENCE that if I should approve a particular religion to be true, it must be Islam... Put your hands together Brethren. 2012! I repeat.
25I told you in the Message, THE TWO FOUNDATIONS OF OUR EXISTENCE that if I should approve a particular religion to be true, it must be Islam for Christianity is a makeup. A cooked-up idea by few individuals. But I said that the two are wrong.
26You will see why the Jews conspired to kill their messiah Jesus Christ, for He was neutral, they said that He was born a Jew and practice the Jewish laws, that He never introduced Christianity neither did He practice it.
27In other words, Christianity is not a religion of Jesus Christ. Christianity was there before Jesus was born for Christianity existed even in the BCE and Jesus was AD. Thank you!
A narration from the same person Ja’far ibn Muhammad. [JESUS THROUGH SHIITE NARRATIONS: [Categorized collection of hadith (narrations) on Prophet Jesus (a) from the Shia books of Hadith.] Page 29 verse 4.
4It is reported that Abu al-Hasan Al-Ridha’ (‘a) said, “Every prophet who was in the time of Moses (‘a) and after him had the revealed law of Moses and his rites and followed his Book until the time of Jesus (‘a).
And every prophet who was in the time of Jesus and after him had the rites of Jesus and his revealed law and followed his Book until the time of our Prophet Muhammad (S). Yes!
Then these five prophets who possessed resolution (ulu al-‘azm) are the most noble prophets and apostles, peace be upon them.
And the revealed law of Muhammad will not be abrogated until the Resurrection Day and there will be no prophet after him until the Resurrection Day. Amen!
That is where we are. We are living in the day of the RESURRECTED BODY.
Narration from the same person Ja’far ibn Muhammad. Page 29 verse 4. 8It is reported that Sama‘ah ibn Mahran said that he asked Abu ‘Abd Allah (‘a) about the saying of Allah, the mighty and magnificent,
‘So, bear with patience as did those who had resolution (Ulu al-‘azm)’ (Surah 46:35).
He said, “Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (S).” I said, “How did they become those who had resolution?”
He said, “Because Noah was raised as a prophet with a book and a divine law, and all who came after Noah held to his book, law and his way until Abraham (‘a) came with a scripture and resolution, and he was obliged to leave the book of Noah without disbelieving in it.
Then each of the prophets who came after Abraham held to the law of Abraham and his way and his scripture, until Moses came with the Torah and his law and way and resolution and he was obliged to leave the [previous] scripture.
Then each of the prophets who came after Moses (‘a) held to the Torah and his law and way, until the Messiah came with the Gospel and resolution, and he had to leave the law of Moses and his way.
Then each of the prophets who came after the Messiah held to his law and way, until Muhammad (S) came and brought the Qur’an and his law and way, and his permissions (halal) are permitted until the Resurrection Day and his prohibitions (haram) are prohibited until the Resurrection Day. So, it is they who are those who had resolution.”
And that is why William Branham said, “Do not try to take one age over to another.”
Go to Surah 42:13. 13He (Allah) has ordained for you the same religion (Islâmic monotheism) which He ordained for Nûh (Noah), and that which We have revealed to you (O Muhammad), and that which We ordained for Ibrahîm (Abraham), Mûsa (Moses) and 'Iesa (Jesus) saying you should establish religion (i.e. to do what it orders you to do practically), and make no divisions in it (religion) (i.e. various sects in religion).
Intolerable for the *Mushrikûn, is that (Islamic Monotheism) to which you (O Muhammad) call them. Allah chooses for Himself whom He wills, and guides to Himself who turns to Him in repentance and in obedience.
*Mushrikûn [Polytheists, pagans, idolaters and disbelievers in the oneness of Allah, those who worship others along with Allah or set up rivals or partners with Allah]
So, Allah choses for Himself whom He wills and those that come with repentance and obedience.
14And they divided not till after knowledge had come to them, through selfish transgression between themselves. They divided themselves into various sects through selfish transgressions.
And had it not been for a Word that went forth before from your Lord for an appointed term, the matter would have been settled between them.
The Word went forth from Allah for an appointed term. Towards the end, you will gather together, all things in One. If not for that Word, there division would have made Allah to cast them away.
And verily, those who were made to inherit the Scripture [i.e. the Taurâh (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] after them (i.e. Jews and Christians) are in grave doubt concerning it (i.e. Allah's true religion – Islâm or the Qur'ân).
Jews and Christians are one. Allah’s true Faith. Allah bringing the two together in the end.
15So to this (religion of Islâm, alone and this Qur'ân) then invite (people) (O Muhammad), and stand firm (on Islamic Monotheism) by performing all that is ordained by Allah (good deeds),
and by abstaining from all that is forbidden by Allah (sins and evil deeds)], as you are commanded, and follow not their desires but say:
"I believe in whatsoever Allah has sent down of the Book [all the holy Books – this Qur'ân and the Books of the old from the Taurât (Torah), or the Injeel (Gospel) or the Pages of Ibrâhim (Abraham)] and I am commanded to do justice among you, Allah is our Lord and your Lord.
For us our deeds and for you your deeds. There is no dispute between us and you. Allah will assemble us (all), and to Him is the final return. Alleluia!
ALLAH WILL ASSEMBLE US ALL, AND TO HIM IS THE FINAL RETURN. Why not put yourself there? Who could be this Man, bringing the two extremes together, returning all to one Allah? Who could be this Man?
You have not seen anything yet, until you enter and begin to see faces you have never seen before. But what is the funniest thing that will happen there?
ON THAT DAY OF REDEMPTION, YOUR LANGUAGE WILL AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE. ALL OF US SHALL BE SPEAKING HEBREWS. YOU WILL KNOW HOW MANY YOU ARE THROUGHOUT ALL THE AGES.
16And those who dispute concerning Allah (His Religion of Islâmic Monotheism, with which Muhammad has been sent), after it has been accepted (by the people), of no use is their dispute before their Lord, and on them is wrath, and for them will be a severe torment. Amen.
Those who dispute with this Truth, get ready for your severe torment. Truth remaineth the same in all the ages.
This Truth that took off from Adam, to Abraham, to Moses, to Isaac, to Jacob, down the line to Jesus, down to the Apostles and Prophets, I know where they injected that falsehood.
“...blessed be the father of our lord Jesus Christ and god and this and that..., father of our lord.... holy spirit.” I know who injected it.
There are no three distinct personalities in the Godhead. It does not exist. The father is found in the Messenger Himself, for whoever God sends, He sends Him with His spirit without measure. He comes doing the will of He that sent Him.
AND ALL THE PROPHETS OF OLD SENT BY ALLAH HAD ONLY BUT ONE SPIRIT. THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST WAS IN ALL OF THEM.
SONG: [If that same spirit that raised Christ from the dead, dwell in you, dwell in me. If that same spirit that raised Christ from the dead, dwell in you, dwell in me. It will quicken my mortal body, if that spirit dwell in me. It will quicken my mortal body, if that spirit dwell in me.]
BY THAT SELFSAME SPIRIT ARE WE ALL BAPTIZED INTO ONE BODY. ONE BODY. ONE SPIRIT. ONE LOVE. EVERYTHING, ONE. ONE DOCTRINE. ONE CHARACTER. ONE JUDGMENT.
ANYTHING CONTRARY TO THE TRUTH IS FALSEHOOD. TRUTH MUST LIVE TO CONFIRM THE TRUTH.
REMEMBER WHAT WE ARE DOING. TRUTH IS RESTORING ITSELF FROM CAPTIVITY. TRUTH IS RESTORING ITSELF FROM CAPTIVITY.

 CHAPTER 3
THOSE WHO REJECT OUR EVIDENCES ARE THE DWELLERS OF HELLFIRE.
Remember what He told us in the Message NOW I KNOW THAT THOU ART A MAN OF GOD EXPLAINED PART 2; Preached on 17th May 2015; Pg. 89 vs. 26 – 27.
26Hidden Messages are not written in the Holy Scriptures. Do you know that? There are lots and lots of mysteries that are kept secret in the mind of God waiting to be revealed in the fullness of time through His mouthpiece, the only means by which He will reach His people.
27Therefore, there are things you may not be hearing from the time you entered this Faith till now, which maybe by tomorrow, you may be hearing them.
Do not say, “Tufiakwa!” (God forbid!)... Which Message is that? NOW I KNOW THAT THOU ART A MAN OF GOD EXPLAINED PART 2. Is He a Man of God? Have you now known Him as a Man of God? Before anything will happen, He will declare it ahead of time, so that by the time it will be taking place, you will not be taken unawares. Do not say, “Tufiakwa!”
HIDDEN MESSAGES! Remember when I was talking on THE REVELATION OF THE SEVEN SEALS that were sealed without. William Branham revealed the seals that were sealed within.
And then the Commission of THE SON OF MAN is to reveal the SEALS THAT WERE WRITTEN WITHOUT. Did you get the Message? For the Book was written within and without.
And that is why William Branham said, “There are too many things you can never find in the Scriptures, but God will put them in the mouth of the Messenger He has sent and He will speak them.
Saying that you do not believe makes you an unbeliever, for the Spoken Word of God remains the Original Word of God. The Holy men of God never spake until they were inspired by the Holy Spirit, and they speak as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
If you wait until you see them in the Bible, you perish. If THE SON OF MAN never appeared, you would not have known that the Bible is an incomplete Book. There are too many missing Books. I told you about that ahead of time, and I told you the missing link.
 And completed the missing hours of the day. There were two missing hours. Missing periods. Number one was in the days of Joshua. The sun stood still. The time was pegged.
Another one was on the day of resurrection. One day became two nights. And THE SON OF MAN came and restored all.
Do not look at your calendar. I do not use it. I have My own calendar. After all, what you are having is not a universal calendar. Countries have their different calendars. True or false?
If you do not know to that extent, it then means you are not educated.
Do we have day and night at the same time? Your day might be night somewhere. Your night might be morning somewhere. Your rainy season might be dry season somewhere. True or false?
Remember My Message, THE CONSERVATIVE NATUE OF GOD which says that God does not have enough sunshine that will go round the whole world at the same time. So he apportions it.
He does not have the rain that will go round at the same time. So he apportions it. That brought about seasons of the year. While some are having dry season, these people are having rainy season.
Even here, does it rain all the places at the same time? Sometimes it will rain at Onitsha, like it rained this morning, but we did not see it at Nsugbe.
Sometimes, it will rain at Ogidi, but Onitsha will not see it. It rains at Enugu, even people at Nsukka will not see it. Why did it not go round? Since condensation takes place in the air, why did it not go round?
God’s economy is too much. God does not waste water. He does not waste sunshine. He does not waste anything. He conserves everything, and dishes them out according to the need of the people in every area. Alleluia!
26Hidden Messages are not written in the Holy Scriptures. Do you know that? There are lots and lots of mysteries that are kept secret in the mind of God waiting to be revealed in the fullness of time through His mouthpiece, the only means by which He will reach His people.
THE ONLY MEANS BY WHICH GOD REACHES HIS PEOPLE IS THROUGH HIS MOUTHPIECE. THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN KNOW THE MIND OF GOD FOR YOURSELF IS BY PAYING HEED, GIVING EAR TO WHAT HE IS SAYING CONCERNING YOU.
27Therefore, there are things you may not be hearing from the time you entered this Faith till now, which maybe by tomorrow, you may be hearing them.
Do not say, “Tufiakwa!” (God forbid!) I repeat, “Do not say Tufiakwa!” Do you know that a time came when he people said Tufiakwa? So, we were warned ahead of time.
Surah 7:34 – 36. 34And every nation has its appointed term; when their term comes, neither can they delay it nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment).
Is it not Scripture? [Habakkuk 2:2 – 3 LB] Though it tarries, wait for it. It can never be over delayed even by a second.
35O Children of Adam! If there come to you Messengers from amongst you, reciting to you, My Verses, then whosoever becomes pious and righteous, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. [Psalms 119:165]
36But those who reject Our Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and treat them with arrogance, they are the dwellers of the (Hell) Fire, they will abide therein forever. Amen.
They are what? I call them the inhabitants of hellfire. Why do they treat this Word with contempt? It does not agree with their own human philosophy. Another thing is arrogance. And there can never be arrogance without pride.




























PROUD PEOPLE! ARROGANT PEOPLE! STUBBORN! THEY THINK THEY KNOW IT ALL. THEY DO NOT KNOW THAT GOD HIDES HIMSELF IN SIMPLICITY. AMEN.
These shall be the residents and inhabitants, landlords and landladies of hellfire. Brethren, clap for God. Who will like to be a landlord there in hellfire? A landlady with all your children? Who will like to be an inhabitant or a resident of hellfire? This is where the devil is trying to escape, but no way. And somebody is trying to go there.
That is why the Prophet [William Branham] said that it is not easy to go into hell. A man or a woman struggles his or her way into hellfire by refusing to accept the Truth. It is a struggle.
So, it said, “Every nation has its appointed time, and it cannot be delayed, but if there come to you Messengers from among you...”
So, the person is not coming as a stranger. The person is not flying in from nowhere. The person is a human being like you.
If you reject him, may be because of anything you can think of, the Holy Qur’an said that you will be one of those that will be dwellers of the Hellfire.
On this note, I want to thank you for giving me this great opportunity to appear before you today and thank you for the audience. Salaam Alaikum!
ALLAH SINGS: [My heart was distressed ’neath Jehovah’s dread frown, And low in the pit where my sins dragged me down; I cried to the Lord from the deep miry clay, Who tenderly brought me out to golden day.
He brought me out of the miry clay, He set my feet on the Rock to stay; He puts a song in my soul today, A song of praise, hallelujah!]
There is a song that thrills My heart. When I think and think and think, I will say to God, “I do not know what I will use in thanksgiving to you.”
I do not know about you. how did this Gospel come My way? Where was I? what was I doing when this Gospel came My way?
People like Iyke School got salvation while doing the job that brought him to My house.
A student of the university, who got himself involved in the digging of a building foundation and even the job of a mason.
And in the course of the work, heard this glorious Message and got saved.
O-O came to mold block and in the process, got the Truth and got saved, and refused to go back.
Everybody has his or her own experience as to how he or she came into contact with this Gospel.
I invite the Pastor to the pulpit for testimonies beginning with Deacon David Mbah. I say, I invite the Pastor to the pulpit for testimonies, beginning with Deacon David Mbah. The second Pastor should come.
We have a testimony from Nassarawa. Our Pastor Mike Nwangwu was blessed with a bouncing baby boy.
Another striking testimony from Opi. Bishop Abraham [Father Abraham] who was stopped work by sickness and the authorities of Enugu State Ministry of Education capitalized on that to do away with his services, saying he absconded from service.
For over two years now, the battle has been on. He will share his testimony with you. The Word he heard from the Master’s mouth that said, “Relax. You MUST be re-instated, restored and paid your arrears.”
As I am talking to you now, by last week, he was reinstated, restored and arrears approved as a Vice Principal. To God be the Glory.
I TOLD YOU, “A MAN OF GOD THAT WANTS TO SUCCEED MUST DEVELOP ZERO TOLERANCE FOR EVERY DISTRACTION. I DO NOT CARE THE WAY IT COMES. THE MOMENT YOUR ATTENTION IS DISTRACTED, YOU MAKE SHIPWRECK. BE FOCUSED. IT IS ONE-WAY. BUT WHEN YOU LAND SAFELY, YOU CAN REPLY TO YOUR OPPONENTS. WHEN YOU LAND SAFELY, YOU CAN NOW BEGIN TO REPLY AND NOT WHEN YOU ARE STILL ON COURSE.”
 – SON OF MAN




THE GREAT SERMONS:
STAND STILL
AND I WILL SHOW YOU
THE WORD OF GOD
BY
APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA
THE SON OF MAN
(THE ANCIENT OF DAYS)






 THE GREAT SERMON:
STAND STILL AND I WILL SHOW YOU
THE WORD OF GOD.
SERMON BY THE SON OF MAN

 CHAPTER 1
TEXT
And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on) but stand thou still a while, that I may show thee the word of God.(1 Sam. 9:27, KJV).
 This Holy Spirit sermon is informed by the fact that many of my detractors have decided to go to all length to destabilize the unity and peace the Bride has enjoyed all   these   years   by   going about with their   couriers without a baggage.
I have to remind you once again that we are the 'Word Bride'. Since this is true, it then revolves on Me to show you the Word of God as a Guide so that you will not be guilty of speaking evil or condemning the Man whom the Father had justified, sealed and sent.
Men that pleased God were men that delighted in His Word. Without the Word of God being revealed, nobody will know how to please God.
"I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth from the great congregation." (Psalms 40:10, KJV).
As a man of God, I cannot hide the truth from the Church of God. This has been the concern of every man of God in all dispensations, i.e. to reveal the truth of the Word of God to the people of God so that they can worship God rightly.
I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.” (Psalms 119:162, KJV).
Every true elect of God must    delight himself or herself in the Word of God at all times.
The Lord Jesus made a prayer in Saint John 17:17. "Sanctify them through Thy truth:   Thy Word is truth'' (John 17:17, KJV).
  By this prayer it becomes clear that we can only be cleansed, born   again,   and sanctified by the Word of Truth.
"That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of the water by the word. That He might present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." (Eph. 5:26-27, KJV).
“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever"    (1    Pet. 1:23, KJV).
This was why the Psalmist said, Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against Thee, O Lord.
"Thy Word have I hid in Mine heart, that I might not sin against     Thee" (Psalms 119:11, KJV).
 If we do not hide the Words   of   Truth   in   our hearts, surely we must sin against God.
How can we hide the Word of Truth in our heart if it is not revealed to us? How can the Word of Truth be revealed to us without God sending a Man to us like He did in the case of the Ethiopian Eunuch and Cornelius?
"Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Savior.” (Titus:1:1-3, KJV).
 “From: Paul, the slave of God and the messenger of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to bring faith to those God has chosen and to teach them to know God’s truth—the kind of truth that changes lives—so that they can have eternal life, which God promised them before the world began—and He cannot lie.
And now in His own good time He has revealed this Good News and permits me to tell it to everyone. By command of God our Savior, I have been trusted to do this work for him..” (Titus: 1: 1-3, LB).
PAUL, A bond servant of God and an Apostle (a special messenger) of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) to stimulate and promote the faith of God’s chosen ones and to lead them on to accurate discernment and recognition of and acquaintance with the Truth which belongs to and harmonizes with and tends to godliness,  (Resting) in the hope of eternal life,(life) which the ever truthful God Who cannot deceive promised before the world or the ages of time began.
And (now) in His own appointed time He has made manifest (made known) His Word and revealed it as His message through the preaching entrusted to me by command of God our Savior.” (Titus: 1: 1-3, AMP).
The Lord Jesus Christ committed the revelation of the Word of Truth to Saint Paul in his day to call out the elect of God in that age or dispensation.
Whoever that God sends in any dispensation, holds the Word of God for the elect of that dispensation.
To hide his words in the heart in that day means eternal life, while rejecting his words marks death; i.e. eternal separation from God.
From the first Angel Messenger of the first Church Age, to the last, it has remained the     same indisputable fact. Our own dispensation will not be exempted at all.
What am I trying to drive home by these explanations? I want all and sundry to know and understand    that the only way to please God is to take Him at His Word.
God can give unimaginable instructions to test the loyalty of His servants to Him. The success of every true servant of God depends on his ability in obeying God at His Word.
At times, some of these instructions will run contrary to our long established life styles. This is why every true child of God must be flexible because God is flexible.
If God is 'Rigid' in His ways. No man will be saved. This is why the Scriptures conclude that with God all things are possible. There is nothing impossible for God to do and that is why He is the Almighty.
He can do all things because He is a flexible God that can      change His decision at will and nobody questions Him for that.
Even if He is questioned, He will always reply with a question mightier than the one He is being asked. God deems it proper to answer questions    with    questions but to man, it is an offence.
The   Word   of God breaks rocks into pieces. It does not respect any man by virtue of what he is in the    society, Church   or otherwise.
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? (Jer. 23:29, KJV).
Let   us   see   the   few instructions    God   gave   to some    people    in    diverse times to test their loyalty and    how     those     people adjusted themselves to the Word   or instruction from God.
(a) “And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbor in the word of the LORD, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite him.
Then said He unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee, and as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.
Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him, so that in smiting he wounded him” (1 kings 20:35-37, KJV).
Meanwhile, the Lord instructed one of the prophets to say to another man, “Strike me with your sword!” But the man refused.
Then the prophet told him, “Because you have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, a lion shall kill you as soon as you leave me.” And sure enough, as he turned to go a lion attacked and killed him.
Then the prophet turned to another man and said, “Strike me with your sword.” And he did, wounding him.” (1 Kings 20:35-37, LB).
Every prophet of God is a visible representation of God in his day. If you were the one the prophet of God instructed to slap him, would you have carried out his instruction? If the answer is 'No', what and what would have been your considerations for not obeying the Word?
To be compassionate is to   do   the will of God. Revelation is personal. It was upon personal revelation that the second man slapped and even wounded the prophet.
 For every action or instruction from a Man of God, there is a purpose God wants to fulfill.
(b) “Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.
And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it. Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink. And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
And the LORD said, even thus shalt the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.
Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! Behold, my soul hath not been polluted; for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth. Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith. (Ezek. 4:9 - 15, KJV).
“During the first 390 days eat bread made of flour mixed from wheat, barley, beans, lentils, and spelt. Mix the various kinds of flour together in a jar. You are to ration this out to yourself at the rate of eight ounces at a time, one meal a day.
And use one quart of water a day; don’t use more than that. Each day take flour from the barrel and prepare it as you would barley cakes. While all the people are watching, bake it over a fire, using dried human dung as fuel, and eat it. For the Lord declares, Israel shall eat defiled bread in the Gentile lands to which I exile them!
Then I said, “O Lord God, must I be defiled by using dung? For I have never been defiled before in all my life. From the time I was a child until now l never eaten any animal that died of sickness or that l found injured or dead; and l never eaten any kinds of animals our law forbids.’
 Then the lord said, ‘All right, you may use cow dung instead of human dung.’ (Ezek. 4:9-15, LB.)
If you were there and saw the prophet eating animal dung publicly at the command of the Lord, would you have continued to honour the prophet and his word? Do  you know how many people that were offended by the action of this prophet?
(c) In the year that Tatan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it.
 At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia” (Isa. 20: 1-3,KJV).
In the year when Sargon, king of Assyria, sent the commander-in-chief of his army against    the Philistine city of Ashdod and capture it, the LORD told Isaiah, the son of Amoz, to take off his  clothing, including his shoes, and to walk around naked and barefoot.
And Isaiah did as he was told. Then the Lord said, my servant Isaiah, who has been walking naked and barefoot for the last three years, is a symbol of the terrible troubles l will bring upon Egypt and Ethiopia” (lsa. 20:1-3, LB).
How can God who made   dresses and clothed man   now   ask   man to go about the city naked publicly? If you had seen the nakedness of the prophet like that of a mad fellow on the street, would you have taken his words serious again?
What if you were the wife of this prophet whose faith has made mad that the word of God would remain true and faithful? Do you think you would not have abandoned   or divorced him?
(d) “The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.
So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim: which conceived and bare a son.” (Hosea 1:2- 3, KJV) .
"Here    is    the   first message:  the   Lord said to Hosea, 'Go and marry a girl who is a prostitute, so that some of her children will be born to you from other men. This will illustrate the way My people have been untrue to Me, committing open adultery   against    me    by worshipping other gods.
So Hosea married Gomer, daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son"(Hosea 1:2-3, LB).
How can God who commanded prophets to marry virgins now turn round to command Prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute? Is He double-tongued? Do you think people closed their mouths when they saw this happened?
Do you not think that some   must   have   called   it abomination    while     some would conclude   that   God had left the prophet?
(e) And it came to pass after these things that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am .
And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and cleaved the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. (Gen.22:1-3, KJV).
“Later on God tested Abraham's (faith and obedience). ‘Abraham!’ God called. ‘Yes, Lord?’ he replied.  ‘Take with you your only son-yes, Isaac, whom you love so much-and go to the land of Moriah and Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will point out to you.’
The next morning Abraham got up early, chopped wood for a fire upon the alter, saddled his donkey, and took with him his son lsaac and two young men who were his servants, and started off to the place where God had told him to go” (Gen 22:1-3, LB).
Was God not the one that condemned Cain for killing his brother Abel? Was He not the one that gave His people Laws not to kill anybody? Why demanding Abraham to kill his only son for him as a sign that he loved and believed God?
 If you were there, would you not have said something indicating that Abraham's experience was wrong, or called God double-tongued?
(f) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth." (Exo. 20:4, KJV).
From the above scriptures, God warned Moses never to make graven image of any creature at all.
And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown of gold to it round about.
And he cast for it for rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two rings upon the other side of it.
And he made staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold. And he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to bear the ark.
And he made the Mercy Seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat; One cherub on the end of this side, and another cherub on the other end on that side: out of the Mercy Seat made he the cherubims on the two ends thereof.
And the cherubims spread out their wings on high, and covered with their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; even to the Mercy Seat ward were the faces of the cherubims.”(Exo.  37:1-9. KJV).
“And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee. And thou shalt make a Mercy Seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.
And make one cherub on the   other end: even of the Mercy Seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof. And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the Mercy Seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the Mercy Seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.
And thou shalt put the Mercy Seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.”(Exo. 25:16-22, KJV).

One can see that the same God now commanded the same Moses to make graven images of Cherubims and placed them in the Ark of God in His Temple.
What can you say about God in this regard? Did Moses question His instruction? Check for yourself. No servant of God questions God's instruction to him.
Is God double-tongued? Is there inconsistency in His Word? You must say something here.
Whoever that comes to a Man of God looking for faults must find many.
89. Now the great question is this, do you know that God's righteousness is our unrighteousness and our righteousness is God's unrighteousness? What says the scriptures on this note?
 Who made you judge over God's own servant? Are you called to believe Him or to judge Him? Did God commission you to arrest Him or police Him about?
What do you think is fault or sin in God's sight? All Christians must be careful the way they talk or else they will incur the wrath of God.

CHAPTER 2

WARNING TO ALL
SERVANTS OF GOD
THE three major things that makes a man of God to fail in his commission are(1) Women (2) Money (3) Popularity.
I am going to concern myself with women in this sermon because I have taught you on these dangers before.
 The most powerful instrument in the hand of Satan to extinguish the ministry of any Man of God, is an ungodly woman.
An ungodly woman is one that has no fear of God and yet pretends to be highly religious. Such a woman has caused the downfall of a lot of men of God in all the ages.
Let us consider a few of such women as recorded in the Holy   Scriptures  and their devilish roles.

MRS. EVE ADAM
This   woman   was   the first woman that appeared on earth and was given to a son   of   God   as   wife   in Paradise by God Himself.
Satan beguiled Eve and she influenced her husband Adam   to whom   the Lord God had spoken personally.
The enemy knows how to do    it very well. He normally starts with  what God has said, twists it and turns  it into the exact opposite by using his own fanciful arguments.
This was why God rebuked Adam for paying attention to the voice of his wife.
"And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.” (Gen 3:17, KJV).
“And to Adam, God said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate the fruit when I told you not to, I have placed a curse upon the soil. All your life you will struggle to extract a living from it.” (Gen 3:17, LB).
What Happened in the Garden of Eden with Adam, can repeat itself with men of    God    if    they    forget history.
 Once history is forgotten, the mistake of the past must be repeated.

MRS. POTIPHAR
“One day at about this time Potiphar's wife began making eyes at Joseph, and suggested that he come and sleep with her.  Joseph refused. "Look," he told her, "my master trusts me with everything in the entire household; he himself has no more authority here than I have! He has held back nothing from me except you yourself because you are his wife. How can I do such a wicked thing as this? It would be a great sin against God."
But she kept on with her suggestions day after day, even though he refused to listen, and kept out of her way as much as possible.
Then one day as he was in the house going about his work--as it happened, no one else was around at the time-- she came and grabbed him by the sleeve demanding, "Sleep with me." He tore himself away, but as he did, his jacket slipped off and she was left holding it as he fled from the house.
When she saw that she had his jacket, and that he had fled, she began screaming; and when the other men around the place came running in to see what had happened, she was crying hysterically. "My husband had to bring in this Hebrew slave to insult us!" she sobbed. "He tried to rape me, but when I screamed, he ran, and forgot to take his jacket."  She kept the jacket, and when her husband came home that night, she told him her story.
"That Hebrew slave you've had around here tried to rape me, and I was only saved by my screams. He fled, leaving his jacket behind!" Well, when her husband heard his wife's story, he was furious.  He threw Joseph into prison, where the king's prisoners were kept in chains." (Gen. 39:7 - 20, LB).
From verse one of the same chapter, one can see that Joseph was a Man of God that feared God. This highly placed and influential woman thought it wise enough to extinguish his ministry with scandalous allegation.
Looking at the evidence she   produced, one could believe   her   report   to   be true.
This scripture is bound to repeat itself again.

MRS. DELILAH SAMSON
Samson indeed was a great Man of God in his day. The Lord God appeared to his parents and announced his conception and ministry before he was conceived in his mother's womb.
Read the passages of the scriptures and you will find out the type of pressure the woman mounted on her husband to get what   she wanted. At a time, she cried all the day and went as far as accusing her husband of lack of love for her.
This should be a warning to every Man of God today.
“On the fourth day they said to his new wife, ‘Get the answer from your husband, or we'll burn down your father's house with you in it. Were we invited to this party just to make us poor?’
So Samson's wife broke down in tears before him and said, ‘You don't love me at all; you hate me, for you have told a riddle to my people and haven't told me the answer!’
‘I haven't even told it to my father or mother; why should I tell you?’ he replied.  So she cried whenever she was with him and kept it up for the remainder of the celebration. At last, on the seventh day, he told her the answer and she, of course, gave the answer to the young men. So before sunset of the seventh day they gave him their reply.
‘What is sweeter than honey?’ they asked, ‘and what is stronger than a lion?’ ‘If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't have found the answer to my riddle!’ he retorted.
Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon him and he went to the city of Ashkelon, killed thirty men, took their clothing, and gave it to the young men who had told him the answer to his riddle.
But he was furious about it and abandoned his wife and went back home to live with his father and mother. So his wife was married instead to the fellow who had been best man at Samson’s wedding.” (Judges 14:15 - 20, LB).
“The five heads of the Philistine nation went personally to her and demanded that she find out from Samson what made him so strong, so that they would know how to overpower and subdue him and put him in chains.
‘Each of us will give you a thousand dollars for this job,’ they promised.  So Delilah begged Samson to tell her his secret. ‘Please tell me, Samson, why you are so strong,’ she pleaded. ‘I don't think anyone could ever capture you!’ ‘Well,’ Samson replied, ‘if I were tied with seven raw-leather bowstrings, I would become as weak as anyone else.’
So they brought her the seven bowstrings, and while he slept she tied him with them.  Some men were hiding in the next room, so as soon as she had tied him up she exclaimed, ‘Samson! The Philistines are here!’ Then he snapped the bowstrings like cotton thread, and so his secret was not discovered.
Afterward Delilah said to him, ‘You are making fun of me! You told me a lie! Please tell me how you can be captured!’ ‘Well,’ he said, ‘if I am tied with brand new ropes which have never been used, I will be as weak as other men.’
So that time, as he slept, Delilah took new ropes and tied him with them. The men were hiding in the next room, as before. Again Delilah exclaimed, ‘Samson! The Philistines have come to capture you!’ But he broke the ropes from his arms like spider webs!
‘You have mocked me again and told me more lies!’ Delilah complained. ‘Now tell me how you can really be captured.’ ‘Well,’ he said, ‘if you weave my hair into your loom…!’ So while he slept, she did just that and then screamed, ‘The Philistines have come, Samson!’ And he woke up and yanked his hair away, breaking the loom.
‘How can you say you love me when you don't confide in me?’ she whined. ‘You've made fun of me three times now, and you still haven't told me what makes you so strong!’
She nagged at him every day until he couldn't stand it any longer and finally told her his secret. ‘My hair has never been cut,’ he confessed, ‘for I've been a Nazirite to God since before my birth. If my hair were cut, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as anyone else.’
Delilah realized that he had finally told her the truth, so she sent for the five Philistine leaders. ‘Come just this once more,’ she said, ‘for this time he has told me everything.’ So they brought the money with them. She lulled him to sleep with his head in her lap, and they brought in a barber and cut off his hair. Delilah began to hit him, but she could see that his strength was leaving him.
Then she screamed, ‘The Philistines are here to capture you, Samson!’ And he woke up and thought, ‘I will do as before; I'll just shake myself free.’ But he didn't realize that the Lord had left him. So the Philistines captured him and gouged out his eyes and took him to Gaza, where he was bound with bronze chains and made to grind grain in the prison.” (Judges 16:5 - 21, LB).

MRS. JEZEBEL AHAB
“Naboth, a man from Jezreel, had a vineyard on the outskirts of the city near King Ahab’s palace. One day the king talked to him about selling him this land.
“I want it for a garden,” the king explained, “because it’s so convenient to the palace.” He offered cash or, if Naboth preferred, a piece of better land in trade. But Naboth replied, “Not on your life! That land has been in my family for generations.” So Ahab went back to the palace angry and sullen. He refused to eat and went to bed with his face to the wall!
“What in the world is the matter?” his wife, Jezebel, asked him. “Why aren’t you eating? What has made you so upset and angry?” “I asked Naboth to sell me his vineyard or to trade it, and he refused!” Ahab told her.
“Are you the king of Israel or not?” Jezebel demanded. “Get up and eat and don’t worry about it. I’ll get you Naboth’s vineyard!” So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, sealed them with his seal, and addressed them to the civic leaders of Jezreel, where Naboth lived. In her letter she commanded: “Call the citizens together for fasting and prayer. Then summon Naboth, and find two scoundrels who will accuse him of cursing God and the king. Then take him out and execute him.”
The city fathers followed the queen’s instructions. They called the meeting and put Naboth on trial. Then two men who had no conscience accused him of cursing God and the king; and he was dragged outside the city and stoned to death.
The city officials then sent word to Jezebel that Naboth was dead. When Jezebel heard the news, she said to Ahab, “You know the vineyard Naboth wouldn’t sell you? Well, you can have it now! He’s dead!!" (1 Kings 21:1 - 15, LB).
From the above passage of the scriptures, one can see how a woman took it upon herself to eliminate a Man of God. She used her husband's letter headed paper and seal and wrote a letter and circulated it.
She even presided over the meeting of the Elders of the land and hired mean persons to bear false witness against a Man of God.
In all these things, the husband was just a dumb dog   who   was   being   led about by a woman that was filled with evil spirit.
Servants of God, be watchful here!
I have decided to use these few examples to show you how   an ungodly woman can cause the downfall of a Man of God.
What lesson must we learn here? Notice that in the case of Adam, he listened to the voice of his wife and God rebuked him for that.
  In the case of king Potiphar, he listened to the voice of his wife and imprisoned an innocent Man of God.
In the case of Samson, he succumbed to the pressures mounted on him by his wife with her crocodile tears and he was taken to captivity while his eyes of revelation were plucked out.
In the case of Ahab, he became a passive husband because control and authority were in the hands of his wife.
Every   man   of   God must learn a great lesson from these passages. Even a king who used his mother as his counsellor failed God because his mother gave him wicked counsel.
“Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly. Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab: for they were his counselors after the death of his father to his destruction. (2 Chron. 22:2 - 4, KJV).
As far as God is concerned, women must keep silent over all Church matters both in the Church and at home.
They should concern themselves only with their domestic   works   at   home and also in the Church by ministering to the needs of the brethren with their substances.
“And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.” (Luke 8:1 - 3, KJV).
Any man of God that listens to the voice of his wife on Church issues especially on doctrinal matters, must surely make shipwreck of his calling.
That is why the Bible enjoins   them to learn in silence and never to usurp authority over men.
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.” (1 Tim. 2:11-15, KJV).
“I never let women teach men or lord it over them. Let them be silent in your church meetings. Why? Because God made Adam first, and afterwards he made Eve. And it was not Adam who was fooled by Satan, but Eve, and sin was the result.
So God sent pain and suffering to women when their children are born, but He will save their souls if they trust in Him, living quiet, good, and loving lives.” (1 Tim. 2:11-15, LB).
“Let a woman learn in quietness, in entire submissiveness. I allow no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to remain in quietness and keep silence [in religious assemblies]. For Adam was first formed, then Eve;  And it was not Adam who was deceived, but [the] woman who was deceived and deluded and fell into transgression.
“Nevertheless [the sentence put upon women of pain in motherhood does not hinder their souls’ salvation, and] they will be saved [eternally] if they continue in faith and love and holiness with self-control, [saved indeed] through the Childbearing or by the birth of the divine Child.” (1 Tim. 2:11-15, AMP).
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.” (1 Cor. 14:33-38, KJV).
“God is not one who likes things to be disorderly and upset. He likes harmony, and he finds it in all the other churches.
Women should be silent during the church meetings. They are not to take part in the discussion, for they are subordinate to men as the Scriptures also declare.  If they have any questions to ask, let them ask their husbands at home, for it is improper for women to express their opinions in church meetings.
You disagree? And do you think that the knowledge of God's will begins and ends with you Corinthians? Well, you are mistaken!  You who claim to have the gift of prophecy or any other special ability from the Holy Spirit should be the first to realize that what I am saying is a commandment from the Lord himself.  But if anyone still disagrees--well, we will leave him in his ignorance.” (1 Cor. 14:33-38, LB).
I do not aim at repeating the teachings on the position of women   in the Church because all women in all the Churches know their positions in the body.
If any pretends   she does not know, let it be so to that person.
 Every Man of God must know that women are grouped together with little children and are not counted in the Church even from    the Old Testament, although they    play very important roles in the Church. For the avoidance of doubt, let us examine the following scriptures:
"Write down all these things I am going to do, says the Lord, and seal them up for the future. Entrust them to some godly man to pass on  down  to godly  men  of future    generations"     (Isa.8:16, LB),
“Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.(Isa.8:16, KJV),
“For you must teach others those thing you and many others have heard me speak about. Teach these great truths to trustworthy men who will, in turn, pass them on to others." (2 Tim. 2:2, LB).
“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” (2 Tim. 2:2, KJV).
“And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.”(Exo. 12:37, KJV).
“And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.”(Matt. 14:21, KJV).
"About five thousand men were in the crowd that day, besides all the women and children"(Matt. 14:21, "And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.(Matt. 15:38, KJV).
"And everyone ate until full-four thousand men besides women and children"(Matt. 15:38, LB).
Why should you allow somebody that is not noticeable or   recorded to cause you to fail God? Scriptures are bound to repeat themselves again and again.
All the Ministers that left this faith were all as a result of listening to the voices of their wives.
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” (2 Cor. 11:3-4, KJV).
“But I am frightened, fearing that in some way you will be led away from your pure and simple devotion to our Lord, just as Eve was deceived by Satan in the Garden of Eden.
You seem so gullible: you believe whatever anyone tells you even if he is preaching about another Jesus than the one we preach, or a different spirit than the Holy Spirit you received, or shows you a different way to be saved. You swallow it all.” (2 Cor. 11:3-4, LB).
“But [now] I am fearful, lest that even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, so your minds may be corrupted and seduced from whole-hearted and sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
For [you seem readily to endure it] if a man comes and preaches another Jesus than the One we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the [Spirit] you [once] received or a different gospel from the one you [then] received and welcomed; you tolerate [all that] well enough!” (2 Cor. 11:3-4, AMP).
“For Adam was first formed, then Eve .And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. (1 Tim. 2:13-14, KJV).
"Why? Because God made    Adam first, and afterwards   He   made   Eve, and it was not Adam who was fooled by Satan, but Eve, and sin was the result" (1 Tim. 2:13-14, LB).
“For Adam was first formed, then Eve; And it was not Adam who was deceived, but [the] woman who was deceived and deluded and fell into transgression.” (1 Tim. 2:13-14, AMP).
From the very beginning,   women have always been on the wrong side and yet they claim they are right. They have always claimed to be over spiritual even when their nakedness and emptiness are being made manifest by the Word of God.
A Man of God, in his backslidden or compromised estate, is higher in the sight of God than the most spiritual woman on earth.
My prayer is that our sisters will accept their God-given position with great joy and serve their husbands so that they can serve God acceptably.
Any woman that causes her husband to make shipwreck of his    calling must reap the whirlwind, she can never go unpunished.
  David was a man after God's own heart. He took Uriah's wife     and finally killed him. God was not happy with David for killing the      man. Yet through Bethsheba, Jesus Christ was born.
This is God's eternal purpose which he purposed for King David before the world began.
God condemned his people for marrying foreign women and separated them from among His people in the days   of    Ezra  and Nehemiah.  The  same  God allowed Boaz  to  marry Ruth, a  Moabite  and through Ruth, Obed came and through  Obed, Jesse and then David - the Lord Jesus came finally.
  Behind every action of a Man of God, there is an eternal purpose of God hidden. We should learn to be patient with God and do more hearing than talking.
 CHAPTER 3
ALL THINGS HAPPEN ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURES

SATAN is terribly against all Messengers of the Word of God. His aim has been to destroy the shepherd so that the sheep will scatter.
“Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.” (Zech. 13:7, KJV).
“Awake, O sword, against My shepherd and against the man who is My associate, says the Lord of hosts; smite the shepherd and the sheep [of the flock] shall be scattered, and I will turn back My hand and stretch it out again upon the little ones [of the flock]."(Zech. 13:7, AMP).
‘Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.’ (Matt. 26:31, KJV).
“Then Jesus said to them, You will all be offended and stumble and fall away because of Me this night [dis-trusting and deserting Me], for it is written, I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.” (Matt. 26:31, AMP).
“For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?” (Luke. 23:31, KJV).
“For if they do these things when the timber is green, what will happen when it is dry?”  (Luke. 23:31, AMP).
All  the Prophets and Apostles of old that had the Word   of God in them suffered persecution and were    even  murdered by Satan's agents.
“And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection.
And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
(Of whom the world was not worthy) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise.
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.” (Heb. 11:32-40, KJV).
“And so I tell you that I will send you prophets and wise men and teachers; you will kill some of them, crucify others, and whip others in the synagogues and chase them from town to town.
As a result, the punishment for the murder of all innocent people will fall on you, from the murder of innocent Abel to the murder of Zechariah son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the Temple and the altar. I tell you indeed: the punishment for all these murders will fall on the people of this day!
Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You will kill the prophets and stone the messengers God has sent you! How many times I wanted to put my arms around all your people, just as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would not let me!
And so your Temple will be abandoned and empty. From now on, I tell you, you will never see me again until you say, God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord.”(Matt. 23:34-39, GNB).
Satan has been a liar and a murderer from the very beginning    and can never stand the influence of the Word of Truth from a vindicated Man of God.
This was exactly the case of Cain who was the seed of Satan   and killed Abel the seed of God. Why? As a result of envy.
Today, if the enemy cannot    murder the true Man of God physically, he will resort to slander, blackmail and assassination of character through speaking lies which is his nature and he   manifests very subtly as the accuser of the brethren.
Note that the enemy attacks with ‘It is written’ but he twists the Word as he did when he tempted the Lord Jesus Christ and Eve.
“Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth Him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto Him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, all these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” (Matt. 4:1-11, KJV).
Satan uses Scriptures but puts his own interpretations to suit his evil tendencies. He introduces topics that interest a lot of people and even the society so as to win their approval.
He   is   always   on   the side of the world because he controls the world.
“We know that we are children of God and that all the rest of the world around us is under Satan’s power and control.” (1 John. 5:19, LB).
Any utterance he makes is a deadly poison and is easily injected into the hearts of men who do not have the Holy Spirit to discern between the truth and error.
Satan uses his deceitful tongue destructively and his throat is an open sepulcher because he   has no   fear of God.
“Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways and the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. (Rom.3:13-18, KJV).
The Apostle James described the destructive things one should expect from a tongue that is not refined by Holy Ghost fire like that of Prophet Isaiah.
“My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity; so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father: and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. These things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine figs? So can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.”  (James 3:1-12, KJV).
The devil, which is normally   a man, and an enemy of truth, can do everything with the intention to destroy the credibility of the one in whom the Word of God dwells and create doubts in the minds of his followers about his claim and ministry.
Those that have been following the Man of God without personal revelation and conviction, now use the tongue of the enemy to excuse themselves out of the way of salvation. It has been the same in all the ages.
One sure anchor is that the elect cannot be deceived though he may be tried by Satan.
"Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad."     (Matt. 26:31, KJV).
Many must be offended because of a vindicated Man of God in all dispensations that the Scriptures might be fulfilled.
Of course, those who have received personal relationship with their Lord and Saviour because of the ministry ordained by God will see through the situation and find their ways back even after the attacks of the enemy.
They know very well that it is Satan that is roaring about aiming at destroying the reputation of the God-sent man and his ministry so that the people of God will perish while wandering in the wilderness as sheep without shepherd.
Satan knows very well that he cannot get back his lost estate in the bosom of God and   now   he   wants many to suffer the penalty of rebellion with him.   Be wise here.
  "And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me."  (Matt. 11:6, KJV).
Many shall be offended by me but blessed is he or she that will not be offended in me even in the midst of the attack of the enemy.
Such people I nickname ‘children of consolation’ and their reward will be great in Paradise.
You may ask what will make their reward great after all we all shall enjoy the same glory. No. We all shall not enjoy the same level of glory in Paradise.
This may sound strange to you. Yes, there will be differences in glory.
"There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: "   (1 Cor. 15:41-42, KJV).
"And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that  turn  many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever" (Dan.  12:3, KJV).
Those that  labour in the work of the Lord both men and women, will never go un-rewarded in the end.
  The lazy and the indolent shall meet their disappointment that    day. Hence the exhortation and encouragement as recorded in the Bible.
"Therefore, my beloved brethren,    be  ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord"   (1 Cor. 15:58, KJV).
"So my dear brothers, since future victory is sure, be strong and steady, always abounding   in    the   Lord's work, for you  know   that nothing you do for the Lord is ever wasted as it would be if       there        were  no resurrection" (1 Cor. 15:58, LB).
  "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immoveable, always abounding in   the   work of the Lord (always being     superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord),   knowing and being continually aware that your labour in the Lord is not futile (it is never wasted or to no purpose)" (1 Cor. 15:58, AMP).
All these years, I have passed through the cruelsome attack of the enemy through the agents within and without that the Scriptures might be fulfilled which says 'inside fear, outside war'.
  "For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears." (2 Cor. 7:5, KJV).
One of such agents of Satan, took it upon himself and his wife to even publish a book against me, calling me 'Son of Perdition'.
He said the Lord raised him up to fight and destroy both the ministry and the very Son of Man whom he calls 'Son of Perdition'.
He said in his write up that I crept into their midst unawares and    has caused them to sin through my ‘devilish' teaching titled 'Justification by Faith.’
  If I crept into your midst unawares, that shows that   he   was   in   the   faith before me.  The wife proclaimed 'Thus saith the Lord,   My   daughter, lead them to the North and you will succeed for I am with you'.
I am not surprised at these things and I am the least offended for if these things do not happen, how can the Scriptures  be fulfilled?
Brother Ignatius Anonye the Evangelist and Apostle of our  Lord Jesus Christ, brother Andrew and Emmanuel, who were the first fruits of Abuja  Church, can tell the whole world the story of the conversion of Dr. Francis Nwufoh and his wife.
  They  know  how the wife of Dr. Francis Nwufoh exercised     such a great influence and  dominion over    him    that    she  was dictating whether they will believe the Truth or not and even commanded her husband to abandon the faith several times even before I came into contact with them during my missionary trip to Abuja in 1996.
By the witnesses of two or three shall the truth be established,   if you   believe these brethren to be Christians, please verify from them the truth as I set it out in this sermon as a historical fact.
Women have a powerful force   that   should not be under-estimated. What is my joy today? It is that my death or departure    will never mark the end of the ministry    because I  have, through the grace of God, produced earthen vessels with divine contents.
"But   we   have this treasure in earthen vessels, that   the   Excellency  of the power may be of God, and not of us" (2 Cor. 4:7, KJV).
"However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves.” (2 Cor. 4:7, AMP).

CHAPTER 4
DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish."   (Isa.  41:10-11, KJV).
"And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." (Isa. 30:20 - 21, KJV).
The journey to Paradise is not an easy one and will never be an easy one. There are so many giants that must be on the way to oppose but God will surely give us victory.
This is the revealed way of    salvation from God, which I have made known to you by the preaching of the gospel of Christ which is committed to my trust for your sake in these last days.
Even   if Satan   tempts your    heart to reject it because   it   does not agree with your philosophy, you will still hear a still small voice   in   your  conscience telling you   that   it   is   the right way, walk in it.
This is why I am certain    that whoever opposes   this faith will be doing it to the hurt of his own soul.
Nevertheless every man must go the way he is ordained. See the whole attack on me from the Scriptures and you will always be happy.
"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also." (John 15:18-20, KJV).
The redeemed of God cannot fit into this present world. They   are    moving about in it as foreign objects. Whatever work or business they are engaged in, they are seen as foreign contractors or businessmen.
   Satan knows that we are not of this world, which is    under   his   power and control. We have our customs and traditions which differ from that of his nations and we are not ready to compromise with him.
How do you think he will make things easy for us while we are .sojourning in his kingdom?  This is why the wicked prosper and lack nothing because they obey him   and worship   him   as god.
Satan wanted the Lord Jesus   to   worship   him   so that he would allow Him access to all material wealth of the world but Jesus Christ refused his empty boast and promise.
The same way all Christians should say 'no' to Satan and his worldly riches, which he promises to those that obey him. The prosperity of the wicked is a great temptation to the righteous. Thou Man of God, Be Very Careful About Worldly Riches. Follow After Godliness.
"And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness..
Fight the good fight of faith,   lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses" (1 Tim. 6:8 — 12, KJV).
"So we should be well satisfied without money  if we have enough food clothing.   But  people long to be rich soon begin to do all kind of wrong things to get money, things that hurt them and make them evil-minded and finally send them to hell itself.
For the love of money is the first step toward all kinds of sin. Some people have even turned away from God because of their love for it, and as a result have pierced themselves      with many sorrows.
O Timothy, you are God’s man.  Run from all these evil things, and work instead at what is right and good, learning to trust Him and love others and to be patient and gentle.
Fight on for God. Hold tightly   to the eternal life that God has given you and you have confessed with such ringing confession before many witnesses" (1 Tim. 6:8  - 12, LB).
"But if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content (satisfied). But those who crave to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish (useless, godless) and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction and miserable perishing.
For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves through with many acute [mental] pangs..
But as for you, O man of God, flee from all these things; aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christ-like), faith, love, steadfastness (patience), and gentleness of heart..
Fight the good fight of the faith; lay hold of the eternal life to which you were summoned and [for which] you confessed the good confession [of faith] before many witnesses." (1 Tim. 6:8-12, AMP).
  We   are not   of this world like   our   Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is not of the world. That is why the world has hated us even without a cause.
"They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away."    (Psalm    69:4, KJV).
"But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their Law, they hated Me without a cause" (John 15:25, KJV).
We who preach the Word of salvation have the name fate with the One who brought the salvation.
Believers    are    only hated because of the Word of truth which they hold without   compromise   even in the face of death.
  “I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. (John 17:14, KJV).                             
Christ was hated for being the Word and today we are hated for believing and preaching the Word of Truth by the religious world.
Whoever that is born again by the Word of God which is Spirit and Life, must be persecuted by those that are still in the flesh, giving undue importance to the Laws of Moses which result in death instead of giving their attention to spiritual things.
"It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63, KJV).                 
"But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now." (Gal 4:29, KJV).   
"Yet [just] as at that time the child [of ordinary birth] born according to the flesh despised and persecuted him [who was born remarkably] according to [the promise and the working of] the [Holy] Spirit, so it is now also.
" And so we who are born of the Holy Spirit are persecuted now by those who want us to keep the Jewish laws, just as Isaac, the child of promise was persecuted by Ishmael, the slave-wife's son.” (Gal. 4 vs. 29 LB).
“At that time the son who was born in the usual way persecuted the one who was born because of God's Spirit; and it is the same now. (Gal. 4 vs. 29 GNB).
The true disciples of God are after the spirit, believing only the promised word of their day. The legalists believed in their own traditional way, defending their doctrines and are full of hate and envy as Cain had been.
This is why our Lord Jesus Christ rightly addressed them as generation of vipers.
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." (Matt. 12:34, KJV).
You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For a man’s heart determines his speech. (Matt. 12:34, LB).
 By words, the thoughts of the heart are revealed. Our lives  and actions tell what kind of people we are and our descent also.

CHAPTER 5
“ONLY PERFECT LOVE WILL ENTER THERE”
In the experience William Branham the prophet had, when he was taken beyond the curtain of time into Paradise, he heard these words, 'Only perfect love will enter here'.
Love, not doctrine, not knowledge, not gifts of prophecy. Love is the only perfect tie that binds all God's people together and it is their only mark of identification.
 "A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you,   that ye also love one another.
  By this shall all men know    that ye  are My disciples, if ye have love one to another"  (John 13:34 -35, KJV).
 “And so I am giving a new commandment to you now — love each other just as much as I love you.   Your strong   love for each other will prove to the world that you are My disciples" (John 13: 34-35, LB).
Whoever that has the real   love of God for his fellow man has fulfilled all the Law of God. But if you do not have this love of God in your heart, the Law of Moses is still at work in you, in other words, death is still at work in you, sin is still at work in you.
"Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law."    (Rom.13:8, KJV).
Anybody that has experienced forgiveness of sin and reconciliation for iniquity is the only   person   that   can manifest the divine love of God which does no harm to anybody     because it is absolutely good.
  God Himself is Love and all who are born of God do love all his children, but the enemy, one that is on the opposing   side   will   always want to hurt and even kill them.
"Whosoever   believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth    him    also    that   is begotten   of him   (1   John 5:1, KJV).
  "If you   believe   that Jesus is the Christ — that He is    God's    Son and   your Saviour — then you are a child of God. And all who love   the   Father   love   His children too"  (1 John 5:1, LB).
"Everyone who believes (adheres to,     trusts,     and relies on the fact) that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah) is a born — again child of God; and everyone who loves God shall     love     His     brother (believer) also" (1 John 5:1, AMP).
Note   very   carefully that the redeemed of God experience the same as the Redeemer.  He was not hated by the   unbelieving world, but by the religious leaders who were handling the Word of God with their lips.
True children of God do not accuse others. They are being     accused and defamed by religious leaders that   have   once   tested   the Truth and could not endure the    slashing   and    cutting effect of the Word of Truth.
Hatred and envy were first   manifested   by   Cain who was of the devil.         
“For this is the message (the announcement) which you have heard from the first, that we should love one another.” (1John 3: 11, AMP).
He that has no Cain as his brother is not an Abel. Every Abel of today must expect the deceitful lies and wickedness of Cain in our day.
"For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous." (1 John 3:11-12, KJV).
“For the message to us from the beginning has been that we should love one another. We are not to be like Cain, who belonged to Satan and killed his brother. Why did he kill him? Because Cain had been doing wrong and he knew very well that his brother’s life was better than his." (1 John3:11-12,LB).
"And as we live with Christ, our love grows more perfect and complete; so we will not be ashamed and embarrassed at the day of judgment, but can face him with confidence and joy because he loves us and we love him too.
We need have no fear of someone who loves us perfectly; his perfect love for us eliminates all dread of what he might do to us. If we are afraid, it is for fear of what he might do to us and shows that we are not fully convinced that he really loves us. So you see, our love for him comes as a result of his loving us first.
If anyone says “I love God,” but keeps on hating his brother, he is a liar; for if he doesn’t love his brother who is right there in front of him, how can he love God whom he has never seen?
And God himself has said that one must love not only God but his brother too." (1 John 4:17 - 21, LB),
Whoever that is a seed of God cannot hate or commit assassination     of character for base gain for that will be totally against God's divine nature which all His children have attained.
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Pet. 1:3-4, KJV).
Any Christian that does not have the divine nature of God is not saved. Let no man deceive you here. Only those that have His nature will dwell   with   Him   in Paradise.
One fountain; cannot produce good and bad water at the same time.
"Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh." (James 3:10-12,KJV).
"A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things" (Matt. 12:35, KJV).
“A good man’s speech reveals the rich treasures within him. An evil-hearted man is filled with venom, and his speech reveals it.” (Matt. 12:35,LB).
Only those who are the seed of the devil as Cain can go about spreading deadly poison of the ancient serpent that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
  The   heart   of   such people is full of murder. The two seeds grow on the same field.
“The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one."    (Matt. 13:38, KJV).
Both seeds receive the same rain and also enjoy the same sunshine.
"That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."   (Matt. 5:45, KJV).
Envy, jealousy and hatred are the marks   of those who  are   not   born again and have not experienced the   saving power of the   Lord   and Saviour Jesus Christ.
They may be in the Church and even hold very high     positions in the Church. The soul is the actual man and must have salvation experience and the renewing of the Holy Spirit.
  The anointing alone is not enough. The whole religious world today is full of such as never before and yet salvation is too far from them. The Lord Jesus Christ even warned about such anointed ones in the end time.
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matt. 24:24, KJV).
"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?:" (Matt. 7:22, KJV).
Watching such people from the outside, one can call them blessed. They prophesy, speak in tongues, perform signs and wonders and  even  talk of  having revelation   from God like Kenneth Umeh, and   Dr. Francis Nwufoh who left our midst claiming God poured Olive Oil on him and ordained him Son of Man, but are cast away by the Lord for He never spoke to any of them for one day.
If any of them thinks that God is leading and is talking to him, let   him come out openly and declare what the Lord has told him and stop attacking individuals.
Brethren, this is not a time to think about those in other faiths or churches so called, but a time to take to heart what is written in the Scriptures.
"Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves [not Christ]. Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected? (2    Cor. 13:5, AMP)
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?' (2 Cor. 13:5, KJV).
In his sermon about the Dove and the Lamb, Prophet Branham points out the nature of a wolf. He said that a lamb does not bark and bite like the wolf.
True believers, he said, have the nature of a lamb as well as the nature of a dove, which has no gall, if they are truly baptised with the Holy Ghost, in their tongues and hearts cannot be deadly poison and bitterness.
NOTE: A man can hide many things, but the thought of his heart are made manifest by the words of his mouth and his deeds in life.
Every true Christian aims at maintaining the Vine and Branch Relationship.
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. (John 15:1-2, KJV)
The only way we can achieve this is by doing whatever He instructs us to do. Only in this way can we abide in Him as branch and can bear good fruits.
If we detach by disobeying   Him we must wilt and get dried up and lastly end it in the fire. When we obey His instructions, surely we become His friends but on the contrary, we become His enemies.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." John 15:14, KJV).
  "And   you    are    My friends   if you   obey   Me" John 15:14, LB).
"You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which  I command you to do" (John 15:14, AMP).
Abraham did what the Lord instructed him to do and he was called the friend of God. All Christians are the children of Abraham by faith in Christ    and   are expected to do the deeds of their father Abraham.
Mere claiming to be of Abraham is not sufficient and convincing to God, for there were many that claimed to be such in time past but could not manifest the deeds of Abraham.
  "Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend forever?” (2    Chro.    20:7, KJV).
"Oh our God, didn’t You drive out the heathen who lived in this land when your people arrived? And didn't   you give this land forever to the descendants of Your friend Abraham?” (2 Chro. 20:7, LB).
"But thou, Israel, art My servant, Jacob whom I have   chosen,    the   seed of Abraham My friend"   (Isa. 41:8, KJV).
"But as for you,   Israel,   you   are Mine, My chosen   ones; for   you   are Abraham's family,   and he was My friend"   (Isa.  41:8, LB).
  "But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen,     the     offspring     of Abraham   My friend."   (Isa. 41:8,'AMP').'
"And the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God." (James 2:23, KJV).
" And so it happened just as the Scriptures say, that Abraham trusted God, and the Lord declared him good in God’s sight, and he was even called “the friend of God.” (James 2:23, LB).
Is there any true Christian who will not like to be a friend of God both man and woman alike? Definitely the answer is 'No'.
It will take the seed of the devil to declare a vindicated Man of God his arch enemy. Abraham never questioned any of God's instructions to him but by faith obeyed all.
"Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded."   (Rom. 11:5-7, KJV).
   As many as are numbered among the saved by election of     grace maintain the “Vine - Branch Relationship with God”.
"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”(John 15:16, KJV).
Many believers think they will not be judged again by God. This is true if you abide in the love of God by maintaining the Vine branch Relationship with Him.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." (John 5:24, KJV).
“I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person whose ears are open to My words [who listens to My message] and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me has (possesses now) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment [does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation], but he has already passed over out of death into life." (John 5:24, AMP).
“I say emphatically that anyone who listens to my message and believes in God who sent me has eternal life, and will never be damned for his sins, but has already passed out of death into life." (John 5:24, LB).
But where you despise God and have no reverential fear of Him in your heart, surely you   must   face   the judgment of God whether you like it or not.
You should know that you cannot know more than your Teacher who has already told you that it is a fearful thing to stand in the judgment of God for He is a Consuming Fire.
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Heb. 10:30-31, KJV).

CHAPTER 6
LEARN THIS LESSON
The enemy from the very beginning in the Garden of Eden remained with the subject and not with the Truth. He pulled Eve into argument about what God had said. He has not changed his tactics even in our day. 
This is why I despise and    disregard arguments about what   God has said and explanations men give on that because the Word explains the Word.
God means what He says and says what He means.
This is the standard all Christians must attain and hold fast if they must win the battle with Satan.
 Whoever is of God will take side with His Word which is our absolute. All explanation and interpretations are foolish and are done by those who think themselves to be wise to their own destruction.
This is what people used to render the message of William Branham useless and ineffective.
The Prophet brought the original Word of God. Instead of the believers to take the message back to the Bible as he instructed them and to throw away as many  as do not agreed with the Bible as He instructed also, uninspired men delved into personal and private interpretation of the message thereby causing great confusion on earth.
One can prove this by noticing that such men do not use the Scriptures as foundation for their teachings at all but rely very much on quotes which they picked randomly.
How can a Christian esteem a doctrine which cannot be backed up by the word of God? That doctrine is useless and false because it is based on mere human ideas and philosophies.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1, KJV).
If it was the Word in the beginning, it must remain the Word in the end because the Word is the Alpha and the Omega.
Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people. My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.. (Isa. 51:4-5, KJV).
I  have  spoken  to  all and   sundry   in   the   Bride Ministry, warning you about how dangerous the hour is so that you stop paying attention to fables and tales of defeated people who wander from place to place deceiving others and they themselves being deceived. They err not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.
“We are of God, he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby, we know the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error."  (1 John 4:6, KJV).
  "But we are children of God; that is why only those who have walked and talked with God will listen to us. Others won’t. That is another way to know whether a message is really from God; for if it is, the world won’t listen to it" (1 John 4:6, LB).
"He that heareth you heareth me, and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me." (Luke 10:16, KJV).
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me." (John 13:20, KJV).
"I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High." (Isaiah 82: 6, KJV)
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the Scripture cannot be broken." (John 10:35, KJV).
Please, posses your possession and close your ears to   what  guilty people are saying about you or the faith of Christ    which I  have imparted   to  you   for   your salvation.
At the judgment seat of Christ,   only what   He   says counts    and nothing   more than that. With their mouths, some people have sealed their doom.
"For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."     (Matt.  12:37, KJV).
"The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?" (Psalm 12:3 -4, KJV).
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (Prov.   18:21, KJV).
If   in   the   end   these natural brutes discover their follies, what will they do?
  "The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will  ye do in the end thereof?' (Jer. 5:31, KJV).
  Do not be tempted to pray for such people!
"Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee." (Jer. 7:16, KJV).

CHAPTER 7
MY CONSOLATION
Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD." (Isa. 54:15 - 17, KJV).
" For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day." (2 Tim. 1:12, KJV).
My consolation has remained   the   promise of God to all His vindicated Servants which cannot fail in all the ages.
I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith. I have won the battle by His enabling power and grace, Praise the Lord.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. (2 Tim. 4:7 - 8, KJV).
May we all reach the level where God’s pleasure might rest upon us and we could   cry   out   from   our hearts saying 'Quicken Our Mortal Flesh’.
"He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Rev. 22:20-21,KJV).     
May the hand of the Lord sustain you as you read these epistles through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

HOLY SPIRIT
INSPIRED
 EPISTLES
TO THE
BRIDE OF CHRIST

BY

APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA
THE SON OF MAN


EPISTLE 1

INTRODUCTION

 CHAPTER 1
“BLESSED be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.
Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.  (Eph. 1:3-12, KJV).
How we praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every blessing in heaven because we belong to Christ.
Long ago, even before he made the world, God chose us to be his very own through what Christ would do for us; he decided then to make us holy in his eyes, without a single fault—we who stand before him covered with his love.
His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And he did this because he wanted to!
Now all praise to God for his wonderful kindness to us and his favor that he has poured out upon us because we belong to his dearly loved Son.
So overflowing is his kindness toward us that he took away all our sins through the blood of his Son, by whom we are saved;
And he has showered down upon us the richness of his grace—for how well he understands us and knows what is best for us at all times.
God has told us his secret reason for sending Christ, a plan he decided on in mercy long ago;
And this was his purpose: that when the time is ripe he will gather us all together from wherever we are—in heaven or on earth—to be with him in Christ forever.
Moreover, because of what Christ has done, we have become gifts to God that he delights in, for as part of God’s sovereign plan we were chosen from the beginning to be his, and all things happen just as he decided long ago.
God’s purpose in this was that we should praise God and give glory to him for doing these mighty things for us, who were the first to trust in Christ. (Eph. 1:3-12, LB).
Dearly beloved saints of God in all the Churches of Jesus Christ, elect according to God’s grace, I deem it very necessary to write this Epistle to you in order to remind you of the things you have been taught so that you will not be carried away by the error of the wicked,
Thereby forfeiting your coveted crown of eternal life which God Who cannot tell lies promised to give to all His faithful children and also to be firmly established in the present truth.
“Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.
Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance. Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me.
Moreover I will endeavor that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.” (2 Peter 1:12-17, KJV).
“I plan to keep on reminding you of these things even though you already know them and are really getting along quite well!
But the Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that my days here on earth are numbered, and I am soon to die.
 As long as I am still here I intend to keep sending these reminders to you, hoping to impress them so clearly upon you that you will remember them long after I have gone.
For we have not been telling you fairy tales when we explained to you the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and his coming again.
My own eyes have seen his splendor and his glory: I was there on the holy mountain when he shone out with honor given him by God his Father.
I heard that glorious, majestic voice calling down from heaven, saying, “This is my much-loved Son; I am well pleased with him.” (2 Peter 1:12-18, LB).
Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.” (2 Peter 3: 17, KJV).
“I am warning you ahead of time, dear brothers, so that you can watch out and not be carried away by the mistakes of these wicked men, lest you yourselves become mixed up too.” (2 Peter 3: 17, LB).
From the above Scriptures, it is clear that there is present and past truth.
If the children of God are not properly guided, they will not know when they have neglected and despised the present truth.
If there is no present truth, there would not have been a past truth.
He that has no today can never have a yesterday.           
It is as a result of ignorance that people still hold expired truths as if they are still effective today.
For example, there was a time observance of Sabbath day or holiday was truth among all God’s people. Today it is no longer regarded as present truth.
The same is applicable to the old Levitical priesthood in the order of Aaron and the priesthood of today.
That of Aaron has expired and has been phased out giving way to the new priesthood order.         
This is also applicable to the Laws of Moses and its rituals and ceremonies, which   have   no   value   in Christianity again.
In spite of the fact that the Holy Spirit bear witness that God Himself cancelled the Laws of Moses and replaced it  with a new covenant with better promises, people still hold and teach  the  necessity  of keeping those Laws in utter disregard to the present truth.
I have therefore decided to take it upon myself, to write these    few lines to you, recognizing that many of your Ministers do not allow you to have personal access to the Church recorded Messages   in   the   churches for reasons best known   to them.
Some say it makes their fellowship dull, and I know it is not true.   They want the Church to hear their own messages instead, and I am not against it at all.
I have always told you and I wish to stress it again that the   message I have preached to all the churches, I received it not from any man.
Neither did I learn it from   any Bible School   or seminary.
The Lord Jesus Christ, who called and ordained me to preach   this everlasting Gospel to all nations, tongues and languages has always been and will remain the one and only source of my message.
This is the reason why I   have   not preached with excellency of speech or flattery, but have maintained the strictness of an      Apostle from the beginning of this Ministry till today without respect   of persons.
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it.
And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen, immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood.'' (Gal. 1: 6-16, KJV).
“I am amazed that you are turning away so soon from God who, in his love and mercy, invited you to share the eternal life he gives through Christ, you are already following a different way to heaven, which really doesn’t go to heaven at all.
For there is no other way than the one we showed you; you are being fooled by those who twist and change the truth concerning Christ.
Let God’s curses fall on anyone including myself, who preaches any other way to be saved than the one we told you about, yes, if an angel comes from heaven and preaches any other message, let him be forever cursed.
I will say it again: if anyone preaches any other gospel than the one you welcomed, let God’s curse fall upon him.
You can see that I am not trying to please you by sweet talk and flattery; no, I am trying to please God.
If I were still trying to please men I could not be Christ’s servant.
Dear friends, I solemnly swear that the way to heaven that I preach is not based on some mere human whim or dream.
For my message comes from no less a person than Jesus Christ himself, who told me what to say. No one else has taught me.
You know what I was like when I followed the Jewish religion—how I went after the Christians mercilessly, hunting them down and doing my best to get rid of them all.
I was one of the most religious Jews of my own age in the whole country and tried as hard as I possibly could to follow all the old, traditional rules of my religion.
But then something happened. For even before I was born God had chosen me to be his and called me—what kindness and  grace—to reveal His Son within me so that I could go to the Gentiles and show them the Good News about Jesus.” (Gal. 1:6-16, LB).

CHAPTER 2
“DON'T insist that I be cautious lest I insult someone, and don’t make me flatter anyone.
Let me be frank lest God should strike me dead.” (Job. 32:21-22, LB).
"Let me not I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.
For I know not to give flattering titles’ in so doing my maker will soon take me away." (Job 32:21 — 22, KJV).
In keeping with my commission, I have never sought for glory from any man, never pretended to be your friend so that you can give me money or, preached the Gospel of Christ with any impure motive.
I have   never   exalted myself before you but have remained     humble, gentle and approachable to all and sundry.
I have never been puffed up with pride or haughtiness. You yourselves are witnesses of this truth.
"For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance unto you, that it was not in vain.
But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile.
But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God which trieth our hearts.
For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness.
Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children.'   (1 Thes. 2:1-7, KJV).
“For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming among you was not useless and fruitless.
But though we had already suffered and been outrageously treated at Philippi, as you know, yet in [the strength of] our God we summoned courage to proclaim to you unfalteringly the good news (the Gospel) with earnest contention and much conflict and great opposition.
For our appeal [in preaching] does not [originate] from delusion or error or impure purpose or motive, nor in fraud or deceit.
But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the glad tidings (the Gospel), so we speak not to please men but to please God, Who tests our hearts [expecting them to be approved].
For as you well know, we never re-sorted either to words of flattery or to any cloak to conceal greedy motives or pretexts for gain, [as] God is our witness.
Nor did we seek to extract praise and honor and glory from men, either from you or from anyone else, though we might have asserted our authority [stood on our dignity and claimed honor] as apostles (special missionaries) of Christ (the Messiah).
But we behaved gently when we were among you, like a devoted mother nursing and cherishing her own children." (1 Thess. 2:1 -7, AMP).
Recognizing your election,  dearly  beloved of God, from the  very beginning, you   were   sure that   the   message which I have preached to you were nothing but truth from God which  has not been and cannot be outclassed or countered by any preacher or teacher   no   matter his calling or education worldwide.
That is why I have openly challenged the whole world with     my message, which is not mine but, that of Him who sent me.
The   Almighty God, whom I serve with love and sincerity has confirmed my message to the churches with diverse signs and wonders before many witnesses.
The messages have always gone out with the power of the Holy Spirit discerning even the thoughts and intents of hearts of the hearers.
"Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost. (1 Thess. 1:4 -6, KJV).
"We know that God has chosen you, dear brothers, much beloved of God. For when we brought you the Good News, it was not just meaningless chatter to you; no, you listened with great interest.
What we told you produced a powerful effect upon you, for the Holy Spirit gave you great and full assurance that what we said was true.
And you know how our very lives were further proof to you of the truth of our message. So you became our followers and the Lord’s; for you received our message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the trials and sorrows it brought you." (1Thess. 1:4-6, LB). "
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Heb, 4:12, KJV).
"For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective], it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.” (Heb. 4:12, AMP).
" For whatever God says to us is full of living power,  it is sharper than the sharpest dagger,  cutting swift and deep into our innermost thoughts and desires with all their parts, exposing us for what we really are." (Heb. 4:12, LB).
Anybody who   despises this faith will be doing it to the hurt of his own soul, for he despises God and not man.
For God Himself was the   one  who invited His people and         publicly displayed to them His Shekinah glory around His tabernacle or house made without hands.
"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. (2 Pet 1:16, KJV).
"For we have not been telling you fairy tales when we explained to you the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and His coming again. My own eyes have seen His splendour and His glory" (2 Pet. 1:16, LB).
"He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us His Holy Spirit" (1 Thess. 4:8, KJV).
"If anyone refuses to live by these rules, he is not disobeying the rules of men but of God who gives His Holy Spirit to you" (1 Thess. 4:8, LB).

CHAPTER 3
I HAVE never withheld any message sent to the Church by the Lord Jesus Christ through me.
I have never claimed to be   anything but what He has made me in His Body.
I have never presented anything false to the Church for any reason at all, but have remained within my commission.
"Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not.
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus sake.”  (2 Cor. 4: 1-5, KJV).
"It is God himself, in his mercy, who has given us this wonderful work (of telling his Good News to others), and so we never give up.
We do not try to trick people into believing—we are not interested in fooling anyone. We never try to get anyone to believe that the Bible teaches what it doesn’t. All such shameful methods we forego.
We stand in the presence of God as we speak and so we tell the truth, as all who know us will agree.
If the Good News we preach is hidden to anyone, it is hidden from the one who is on the road to eternal death.
Satan, who is the god of this evil world, has made him blind, unable to see the glorious light of the Gospel that is shining upon him or to understand the amazing message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is God.
We don’t go around preaching about ourselves but about Christ Jesus as Lord. All we say of ourselves is that we are your slaves because of what Jesus has done for us." (2 Cor. 4:1 - 5, LB).
I have continued with the work I was doing when the Lord called   me, and I am still working till today.
That has not hindered me even one bit from discharging my Church duties to my brethren, instead   it   has   helped   me tremendously.
It has saved me the shame of living a beggarly life, presenting the word of God beggarly, becoming a burden to the churches or individuals and thereby losing my respect and integrity, even among those who    do   not   believe   our faith.
"This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and doing your own work, just as we told you before.
As a result, people who are not Christians will trust and respect you, and you will not need to depend on others for enough money to pay your bills."   (1 Thess.  4:11   -   12, LB).
"Now here is a command, dear brothers, given in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ by his authority. Stay away from any Christian who spends his days in laziness and does not follow the ideal of hard work we set up for you.
For you well know that you ought to follow our example. you never saw us loafing;
we never accepted food from anyone without buying it; we worked hard day and night for the money we needed to live on, in order that we would not be a burden to any of you.
It wasn’t that we didn’t have the right to ask you to feed us, but we wanted to show you firsthand how you should work for your living.
Even while we were still there with you, we gave you this rule. “He who does not work shall not eat.”
Yet we hear that some of you are living in laziness, refusing to work, and wasting your time in gossiping.” (2 Thess. 3:6 — 11, LB).
"Usually a person should keep on with the work he was doing when God called Him"   (1   Cor. 7:20, LB).
 “I have never been hungry for money or fine clothing—you know that these hands of mine worked to pay my own way and even to supply the needs of those who were with me.
And I was a constant example to you in helping the poor; for I remembered the words of the Lord Jesus, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:33 -35, LB).
“Soon afterwards He left that section of the country and returned with his disciples to Nazareth, His hometown.
The next Sabbath he went to the synagogue to teach, and the people were astonished at his wisdom and his miracles because  he was just a local man like themselves.
“He’s no better than we are,” they said. “He’s just a carpenter, Mary’s boy, and a brother of James and Joseph, Judas and Simon.
And his sisters live right here among us.” And they were offended.
Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his hometown and among his relatives and by his own family.” (Mark 6:1 - 4, LB).
"And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue. and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house." (Mark 6:1-4, KJV).

CHAPTER 4
SINCE many are now trying to spoil you to go back to the Laws of Moses, as if those Laws are still relevant to our Christian faith, it has become very necessary for me to put you in remembrance of few of those things that are commonly believed among us.
Once a Christian forgets the doctrines of Christ, he must deny Him.
I wish to use this Epistle to clear some of the misgivings, misinterpretations and doubts our enemies have so far sown in some people’s heart.
I will also highlight some of the reasons why ministers make shipwreck of their callings.
“Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus.
That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.” (Luke 1:1 - 4, KJV).
"SINCE [ as is well known] many have undertaken to put in order and draw up a [ thorough] narrative of the surely established deeds which have been accomplished and fulfilled in and among us.
Exactly as they were handed down to us by those who from the [ official] beginning [of Jesus’ ministry] were eyewitnesses and ministers of the Word [that is, of the doctrine concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God].
It seemed good and desirable to me, [and so I have determined] also after having searched out diligently and followed all things closely and traced accurately the course from the highest to the minutest detail from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus.
[My purpose is] that you may know the full truth and understand with certainty and security against error the accounts (histories) and doctrines of the faith of which you have been informed and in which you have been orally instructed. "  (Luke  1:1  - 4, AMP).
God bless you all.





EPISTLE 2
IF THESE THINGS DO NOT HAPPEN, HOW CAN THE SCRIPTURE BE FULFILLED?
  CHAPTER 1
The Lord Jesus Christ is the Author and Finisher of Christianity.
He surveyed it, evaluated it, scrutinized it and finally concluded that a slave cannot be greater than his master.
All that He passed through during His First Advent here on earth, He prepared the minds of all that would believe Him to expect all of them.
Anybody that is a man of God, called, ordained and confirmed by God and not men, must expect drastic opposition from those that are on the wrong side.
This experience has always been the same in all the ages among all   God’s anointed ones.
The real anointed prophets of God suffered in the hands of those who were strongly opposed to the truth.
Anointed kings had the same    experience.    All    the Apostles and real Christians did not escape it.
Today, all that must live godly in Christ must suffer the same fate in the hands of such evil men and women.
Some even misrepresented the prophets, even the Lord Jesus Christ was misrepresented before their kings and subjects, so as to incite   the people against Him.
It happened to the Apostles. Some even used mean men and false witnesses against men of God, that they may be killed or ridiculed publicly.
Some openly came out and resisted the words of anointed    men of God, before their faces publicly to curry the favour of  the world, and even called them all kinds of blasphemous names.
In Some cases, a group of people would join themselves with an oath to kill a man of God.
This experience   will continue till the Church is clothed with immortality.
Christianity is the same in all the ages, and our own cannot be an exception. For if these things do not take place in our day, we will not courageously say that we are children of the Most High God.
If our experiences in this faith compare very favourably with that of our predecessor, then we know we are not deceived.

CHAPTER 2
LET us consider the experiences of just few of the men of God, called and sent for the deliverance of His people in diverse dispensations.
 (a) Moses the Prophet and God to the people of God in the land of Egypt.
 "Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush, and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
And he said, Draw not nigh hither, put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place where on thou standest is holy ground.
Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey, unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me, and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. (Exo. 3:1 - 10, KJV)
The   first to oppose Moses were his brother Aaron and his sister Miriam, all of the same father and mother.
They found fault with him accusing him of double tongue and compromise.
Why, because he gave the Laws never to marry from forbidden nations as instructed by God, and he later went and married his own wife from one of those forbidden nations.
Aaron and Miriam made   themselves judges over God's   Anointed One and they later suffered for it in the hand of God.
  “And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married, for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it.
 (Now Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth).
And the LORD spoke suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.
And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.
And he said, Hear now my words, If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.
With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches, and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold, wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?' (Num. 12:1-8, KJV).
The second opposition came from the Elders Moses himself       appointed and ordained as instructed by God to help him in his ministry because no successful man of God ever worked alone.
“Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men .
And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown.
And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?' (Num. 16:1-3, KJV).
When   God   executed righteous judgement against the rebellious Elders of Israel in the   wilderness,   instead   of the people to give God the glory, they   turned   against Moses and Aaron calling them wicked men.
They murmured and incited all the congregation of Israel   against   their   leader Moses and his brother Aaron.
"But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses  and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.
And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation, and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared.
And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation.
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.
And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them. for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.
 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation, and, behold, the plague was begun among the people, and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.
And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.
Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah.
And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the plague was stayed."  (Num. 16:41- 50, KJV).

CHAPTER 3
(b) PROPHET Elijah. The encounter between the woman Jezebel and Elijah the prophet of God left much to be desired.
Why did she hate Elijah?  If     Elijah had compromised his     conscience with   the   woman,   do   you think she would have hated him?
Why did Portiphar's wife who claimed she loved Joseph in Egypt turned round and labelled him her greatest enemy?
If you know the answer, supply. This is the experience of  every vindicated man of God with   all women   with   the spirit of Mrs. Jezebel Ahab.
If a  man of God maintains his integrity and speaks against  the characters   of such  women today,   they will  go  to   all length  to get  the  man   of God,  either  imprisoned or assassinated.
The case of Naboth and His vineyard experience with Mrs. Jezebel can be recalled to mind.
That was where we saw a woman using her husband’s letter-headed paper    and   seal    to    write falsely   against   a   man   of God, and even went as far as hiring mean persons for a price  to  testify  against  an innocent man.
Spirits do not die, but live to anoint persons.
"And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
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.
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.
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." (1 Kings 19:1 - 4, KJV).
“When Ahab told Queen Jezebel what Elijah had done, and that he had slaughtered the prophets of Baal.
 She sent this message to Elijah: You killed my prophets, and now I swear by the gods that I am going to kill you by this time tomorrow night.
So Elijah fled for his life; he went to Beersheba, a city of Judah, and left his servant there.
Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day, and sat down under a broom bush  and prayed that he might die. I’ve had enough, he told the Lord. Take away my life. I’ve got to die sometime, and it might as well be now.” (1 Kings 19:1 - 4, LB).

CHAPTER 4
(c) PROPHET Jeremiah. When Prophet Jeremiah declared the mind of God to the people he was sent to, instead of hearing and taking heed, to the counsel of God, they planned to kill him.
"Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die.
Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king's house unto the house of the LORD, and sat down in the entry of the new gate of the LORD's house .
Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die, for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears." (Jer. 26:8-11, KJV).
“When Jeremiah had finished his message, saying everything the Lord had told him to, the priests and false prophets and all the people in the Temple mobbed him, shouting, “Kill him! Kill him!
What right do you have to say the Lord will destroy this Temple like the one at Shiloh? they yelled. “What do you mean—Jerusalem destroyed and not one survivor?
When the high officials of Judah heard what was going on, they rushed over from the palace and sat down at the door of the Temple to hold court.
Then the priests and the false prophets presented their accusations to the officials and the people. This man should die! they said. You have heard with your  own ears what a traitor he is, for he has prophesied against this city.”'   (Jer,   26:8 - 11, LB).
"Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison" (Jer. 33:1, KJV).
 "Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let this man be put to death, for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them, for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.
Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand, for the king is not he that can do anything against you.
Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison, and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire, so Jeremiah sunk in the mire."  (Jer. 38:4 - 6, KJV).
"They went to the king and said, Sir, this fellow must die. That kind of talk will undermine the morale of the few soldiers we have left, and of all the people too. This man is a traitor.
So King Zedekiah agreed. All right, he said. Do as you like—I can’t stop you.
They took Jeremiah from his cell and lowered him by ropes into an empty cistern in the prison yard. (It belonged to Malchiah, a member of the royal family.) There was no water in it, but there was a thick layer of mire at the bottom, and Jeremiah sank down into it. (Jer.38:4-6,LB).

CHAPTER 5
(d) PROPHET Hananniah. King Asa chained him, because king Asa was indicted by God.
"And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.
Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the LORD, he delivered them into thine hand.
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly, therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house, for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time." (2 Chr.  16:7 -10, KJV).
"About that time the prophet Hanani came to King Asa and told him, “Because you have put your trust in the king of Syria instead of in the Lord your God, the army of the king of Syria has escaped from you.
Don’t you remember what happened to the Ethiopians and Libyans and their vast army, with all of their chariots and cavalrymen? But you relied then on the Lord, and he delivered them all into your hand.
For the eyes of the Lord search back and forth across the whole earth, looking for people whose hearts are perfect toward him, so that he can show his great power in helping them. What a fool you have been! From now on you shall have wars.”
Asa was so angry with the prophet for saying this that he threw him into jail. And Asa oppressed all the people at that time." (2 Chr. 16:7-10, LB).
(e) Amos The Prophet. The people decided and misrepresented him before the king and he was ordered to be   driven   away from   the city.
  "Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, then sent a report to King Jeroboam of Israel: Amos is plotting against you among the people. His speeches will destroy the country.
This is what he says: Jeroboam will die in battle, and the  people of Israel will be taken away from their land into exile.
Amaziah then said to Amos, That's enough, prophet! Go on back to Judah and do your preaching there. Let them pay you for it.
Don't prophesy here at Bethel any more. This is the king's place of worship, the national temple."     (Amos 7:10-13, GNB).
"Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel, the land is not able to bear all his words.
For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.
Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread and prophesy there.
But prophesy not again any more at Bethel, for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court."    (Amos 7:10-13, KJV)

CHAPTER 6
(f) KING David. David was a man after God's own heart. When the spirit of God left king Saul, the Bible said that evil spirit from God tormented Saul.
The spirit of God now rested upon David, and for this cause, Saul went after David to   kill   him   by   all means.
David had lots of opportunities to get rid of Saul, but he did not try it, for he respected him, calling him God's anointed one.
Even the soldier that claimed he killed Saul, was also killed by David for doing so.
"And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.” (I Sam. 18:10, KJV).
“The very next day, in fact, a tormenting spirit from God overwhelmed Saul, and he began to rave like a madman. David began to soothe him by playing the harp as he did whenever this happened. But Saul who was fiddling with his spear." (I Sam. 18:10, LB).
When the spirit of God leaves a man, he will behave in such a way that people will hardly believe. This is why nobody will be astonished at the behaviour of all that have abandoned this faith, especially the Ministers or Elders.
They must join with the heathens and denominations to ridicule us and our message, because they have become one with them.
If they have the chance, they will kill or imprison children of God especially the Son of Man.
"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 the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy and with instruments of music.
And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
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." (I Sam. 18:6-9, KJV).
“But something had happened when the victorious Israeli army was returning home after David had killed Goliath. Women came out from all the towns along the way to celebrate and to cheer for King Saul, and were singing and dancing for joy with tambourines and cymbals.
However, this was their song, Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
Of course Saul was very angry. What’s this? he said to himself. They credit David with ten thousands and me with only thousands. Next they’ will be making him their king.
So from that time on King Saul kept a jealous watch on David. (1 Sam. 18:6-9-10, LB).
"And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts, for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. (1Kings 19: 9-10, KJV).
“Where he lived in a cave. But the Lord said to him, What are you doing here, Elijah?
He replied, I have worked very hard for the Lord God of the heavens; but the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you and torn down your altars and killed your prophets, and only I am left; and now they are trying to kill me too.” (1 Kings 19: 9-10, LB).
“And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.
And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so , that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.
And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right, but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.
Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I will do him justice!
And it was so , that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.
And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the LORD, in Hebron.
For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the LORD shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD.
And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.
But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron.
And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that were called; and they went in their simplicity, and they knew not anything.
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.” (2 Sam, 15:1 - 12, KJV).
“Absalom then bought a magnificent chariot and chariot horses, and hired fifty footmen to run ahead of him.
He got up early every morning and went out to the gate of the city; and when anyone came to bring a case to the king for trial, Absalom called him over and expressed interest in his problem.
He would say, “I can see that you are right in this matter; it’s unfortunate that the king doesn’t have anyone to assist him in hearing these cases.
I surely wish I were the judge; then anyone with a lawsuit could come to me, and I would give him justice!”
And when anyone came to bow to him, Absalom wouldn’t let him, but shook his hand instead!
So in this way Absalom stole the hearts of all the people of Israel.
After four years, Absalom said to the king, “Let me go to  Hebron to sacrifice to the Lord in fulfillment of a vow I made to him while I was at Geshur—that if he would bring me back to Jerusalem, I would sacrifice to him.”
 “All right,” the king told him, “go and fulfill your vow.”So Absalom went to Hebron.
But while he was there, he sent spies to every part of Israel to incite rebellion against the king. “As soon as you hear the trumpets,” his message read, “you will know that Absalom has been crowned in Hebron.”
He took two hundred men from Jerusalem with him as guests, but they knew nothing of his intentions.
While he was offering the sacrifice, he sent for Ahithophel, one of David’s counselors who lived in Giloh. Ahithophel declared for Absalom, as did more and more others. So the conspiracy became very strong. (2 Sam, 15:1 - 12, LB).


CHAPTER 7
(g) THE Lord Jesus Christ. Read a few of the ridiculous names, they gave Him.
Who gave Him these blasphemous names?  The people    He    was sent to deliver from   the   bondage of Law and sin.                 
“The next day—at the close of the first day of the Passover ceremonies—the chief priests and Pharisees went to Pilate,
And told him, “Sir, that liar once said, ‘After three days I will come back to life again.’ (Matt. 27:62-63, LB).
"Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again." (Matt. 27:62-63, KJV).
" The next day, that is, the day after the day of Preparation [for the Sab-bath], the chief priests and the Pharisees assembled before Pilate
And said, Sir, we have just remembered how that vagabond Imposter said while He was still alive, After three days I will rise again. " (Matt. 27:62 - 63, AMP).
"There was a lot of discussion about him among the crowds. Some said, “He’s a wonderful man,” while others said, “No, he’s duping the public." (John 7:12, LB).
" And there was among the mass of the people much whispered discussion and hot disputing about Him. Some were saying, He is good! [He is a good Man!] Others said, No, He misleads and deceives the people [gives them false ideas]! " (John 7:12, AMP).
"And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people." (John 7:12, KJV).
“Then a fresh division of opinion arose among the Jews because of His saying these things.
And many of them said, He has a demon and He is mad (insane—He raves, He rambles). Why do you listen to Him?
Others argued, These are not the thoughts and the language of one possessed. Can a demon-possessed person open blind eyes? John 10:19 -21, AMP).
"There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?" (John 10:19 -21, KJV).
“When he said these things, the Jewish leaders were again divided in their opinions about him.
Some of them said, “He has a demon or else is crazy. Why listen to a man like that?”
Others said, “This doesn’t sound to us like a man possessed by a demon! Can a demon open the eyes of blind men?” (John 10: 19 -21,LB).
Some were even warned   seriously never to believe     the     Lord Jesus Christ or else they would be put out of their fellowship.
"His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. (John 9(20 - 22,KJV).
His parents answered, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind.
But as to how he can now see, we do not know; or who has opened his eyes, we do not know. He is of age. Ask him; let him speak for himself and give his own account of it.
His parents said this because they feared [the leaders of] the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should acknowledge Jesus to be the Christ, he should be expelled and excluded from the synagogue. " (John 9:20 — 22, AMP).
"His parents replied, “We know this is our son and that he was born blind,
But we don’t know what happened to make him see, or who did it. He is old enough to speak for himself. Ask him.”
They said this in fear of the Jewish leaders who had announced that anyone saying Jesus was the Messiah would be excommunicated. (John 9:20 - 22,LB).
What was the reason for this utter rejection and drastic opposition from his enemies? It was nothing but doctrines.
He was hated because of His   doctrines.   Why   am   I hated   by   those   outside   of our circle? Is it not because of my doctrines?
If my   doctrines   have agreed with their philosophy or doctrines, they would have loved me.
If I am not sure of my foundation   and   source   of my message, I will  not be preaching with boldness of speech   publicly, and even incorporating my doctrines in writing for posterity.
Did their opposition and angry resentment and religious bigotry   stop   the Lord Jesus and His disciples from propagating their faith? No. They rather upheld it even unto death.
"The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
Why askest thou me? Ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me? (John 18:19- 23, KJV).
"Inside, the High Priest began asking Jesus about his followers and what he had been teaching them.
Jesus replied, “What I teach is widely known, for I have preached regularly in the synagogue and Temple; I have been heard by all the Jewish leaders and teach nothing in private that I have not said in public.
Why are you asking me this question? Ask those who heard me. You have some of them here. They know what I said.”
One of the soldiers standing there struck Jesus with his fist. “Is that the way to answer the High Priest?” he demanded.
 “If I lied, prove it,” Jesus replied. “Should you hit a man for telling the truth?” (John 18:19-23, LB).
  'Then the high priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and about His teaching.
Jesus answered him, I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in a synagogue and in the temple [area], where the Jews [habitually] congregate  (assemble); and I have spoken nothing secretly.
Why do you ask Me? Ask those who have heard [Me] what I said to them. See! They know what I said.
But when He said this, one of the attendants who stood by struck Jesus, saying, Is that how You answer the high priest?
Jesus replied, If I have said anything wrong [if I have spoken abusively, if there was evil in what I said] tell what was wrong with it. But if I spoke rightly and properly, why do you strike Me? '”(John   18:19   -   23, AMP).

CHAPTER 8
The Lord Jesus Christ is the only one and true God, and is the Creator of all things.
Human   beings He created did   not   recognise Him when He mixed up with them as a human being in His First Advent.
Can they recognise Him today? I believe He is alive today as a human being, because He lives forever and will remain with the Church, even till the end of the world.
"Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is Himself God." (John 1:1-2, LB).
"But although he made the world, the world didn’t recognize him when he came." (John 1:10, LB).
"And Christ became a Human Being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth. And some of us have seen His glory—the glory of the only Son of the heavenly Father! (John 1:14, LB).
"Christ himself is the Creator who made everything in heaven and earth, the things we can see and the things we can’t; the spirit world with its kings and kingdoms, its rulers and authorities; all were made by Christ for His own use and glory.
He was before all else began and it is His power that holds everything together." (Col.  1:16 - 17, LB).
"And we know that Christ, God’s Son, has come to help us understand and find the true God. And now we are in God because we are in Jesus Christ His Son, who is the only true God; and he is eternal Life." (1 John 5:20, LB).
 "And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life."   (1 John 5:20, KJV).
"Christ was alive when the world began, yet I myself have seen Him with my own eyes and listened to Him speak. I have touched Him with my own hands. He is God’s message of life.
This one who is life from God has been shown to us, and we guarantee that we have seen Him; I am speaking of Christ, who is eternal Life. He was with the Father and then was shown to us." (1 John 1:1-2, LB).
Records have it that although He was and still God, human    beings He came to save opposed Him and even plotted and killed Him.   So God could die? Yes, but He resurrected.
"And it came to pass, when Jesus has finished all these sayings, He said unto his disciples,
Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of Man is betrayed to be crucified.
Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.
But they said, riot on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people." (Matt. 26:1-5, KJV).
"When Jesus had finished this talk with his disciples, he told them,
As you know, the Passover celebration begins in two days, and I shall be betrayed and crucified.”
At that very moment the chief priests and other Jewish officials were meeting at the residence of Caiaphas the high priest,
To discuss ways of capturing Jesus quietly and killing Him.
But not during the Passover celebration, they agreed, for there would be a riot.” (Matt. 26:1-5, LB).
"Then many of the Jews which  came to Mary,   and had seen  the  things  which Jesus did, believed on Him.
But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? For this man doeth many miracles.
If we let Him thus alone, all men will believe on Him, and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all.
Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
And this spake he not of Himself, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put Him to death."  (John 11:45 - 53, KJV).
"And so at last many of the Jewish leaders who were with Mary and saw it happen, finally believed on Him.
But some went away to the Pharisees and reported it to them.
Then the chief priests and Pharisees convened a council to discuss the situation. What are we going to do? they asked each other. For this man certainly does miracles.
If we let Him alone the whole nation will follow Him—and then the Roman army will come and kill us and take over the Jewish government.
And one of them, Caiaphas, who was High Priest that year, said, “You stupid idiots,
 Let this one man die for the people—why should the whole nation perish?
This prophecy that Jesus should die for the entire nation came from Caiaphas in his position as High Priest—he didn’t think of it by himself, but was inspired to say it.
It was a prediction that Jesus’ death would not be for Israel only, but for all the children of God scattered around the world.
So from that time on the Jewish leaders began plotting Jesus’ death." (John 11:45-53, LB).
Even when they saw all that He did, and heard all that He preached, envy and jealousy, motivated them to plan against Him.
So that men would no longer hear Him and follow Him, lest they lose their popularity   as   teachers   of Moses’ Laws.
Each time a vindicated man of   God appears on the scene, Scriptures repeat themselves.   Our   own   day will not be an exception.

CHAPTER 9
THE Apostles, Read the few experiences I have decided to record concerning the Apostles or our Lord Jesus Christ, and how people were opposed to their doctrines and life style.
And as they spake unto the people, the priests and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them.
Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day, for it was now eventide. (Acts 4:1- 3, KJV).
While they were talking to the people, the chief priests, the captain of the Temple police, and some of the Sadducees came over to them,
Very disturbed that Peter and John were claiming that Jesus had risen from the dead.
They arrested them and since it was already evening, jailed them overnight. (Acts 4:1- 3, LB).
“Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees) and were filled with indignation.
And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. (Acts 5:17 - 18, KJV).
“But the high priest rose up and all who were his supporters, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and being filled with jealousy and indignation and rage.
They seized and arrested the apostles (special messengers) and put them in the public jail.” (Acts 5:17 - 18, AMP).
"When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on them with their teeth.
But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.
And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord.
And cast him out of the city, and stoned him, and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.
And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep." (Acts 7:54- 60, KJV).
"And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.
Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city, and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.” (Acts 14:19-20, KJV).
" And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying.
The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation.
And this did she many days. But Paul being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers.
And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city.
And teach customs which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe being Romans.
And the multitude rose up together against them and the magistrates rent off their clothes and commanded to beat them.
And when they had laid many stripes upon them they cast them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely,
Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.” (Acts 16:16-24, KJV).
“One day as we were going down to the place of prayer beside the river, we met a demon possessed slave girl, who was a fortune-teller and earned much money for her masters.
She followed along behind us shouting, “These men are servants of God, and they have come to tell you how to have your sins forgiven.”
This went on day after day until Paul in great distress, turned and spoke to the demon within her. I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her, he said. And instantly it left her.
Her master’s hope of wealth were now shattered, they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the judges at the marketplace.
These Jews are corrupting our city, they shouted. They are teaching the people to do things that are against the Roman laws.
A mob was quickly formed against Paul and Silas. And the judges ordered them stripped and beaten with wooden whips.
Again and again the rods slashed down across their bared backs, and afterwards they were thrown into prison. The jailer was threatened with death if they escaped,
So he took no chances, but put them into the inner dungeon and clamped their feet into the stocks.” (Acts 16:16-24, LB).
“Paul and Silas traveled on through Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue.
According to his usual habit, Paul went to the synagogue. There, during three Sabbaths he held discussions with the people, quoting
And explaining the Scriptures and proving from them that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from death. This Jesus whom I announce to you, Paul said, is the Messiah.
Some of them were convinced and joined Paul and Silas; so did many of the leading women and a large group of Greeks who worshiped God.
But  the Jews were jealous and gathered some of the worthless loafers from the streets and formed a mob. They set the whole city in an uproar and attacked the home of a man called Jason, in an attempt to find Paul and Silas and bring them out to the people.
But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some other believers before the city authorities and shouted, These men have caused trouble everywhere. Now they have come to our city,
And Jason has kept them in his house. They are all breaking the laws of the Emperor, saying that there is another king, whose name is Jesus.
With these words they threw the crowd and the city authorities into an uproar.
The authorities made Jason and the others pay the required amount of money to be released, and then let them go."   (Acts   17:1   -  9, GNB).
"Now they traveled through the cities of Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue.
As was Paul’s custom, he went there to preach, and for three Sabbaths in a row he opened the Scriptures to the people,
 Explaining the prophecies about the sufferings of the Messiah and his coming back to life, and proving that Jesus is the Messiah.
Some who listened were persuaded and became converts—including a large number of godly Greek men and also many important women of the city.
But the Jewish leaders were jealous and incited some worthless fellows from the streets to form a mob and start a riot. They attacked the home of Jason, planning to take Paul and Silas to the City Council for punishment.
Not finding them there, they dragged out Jason and some of the other believers, and took them before the Council instead. Paul and Silas have turned the rest of the world upside down, and now they are here disturbing our city, they shouted,
 “and Jason has let them into his home. They are all guilty of treason, for they claim another king, Jesus, instead of Caesar.”
The people of the city, as well as the judges, were concerned at these reports and let them go only after they have posted bail." (Acts 17:1-9, LB).
"And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and        bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither   eat   nor   drink   till they had killed Paul.
And they   were more that forty which had made this conspiracy" (Acts 23:12 -13,KJV).
“The next morning some forty or more of the Jews got together and bound themselves by a curse neither to eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.” (Acts 23:12-13, LB).
“Now when daylight came, the Jews formed a plot and bound themselves by an oath and under a  curse neither to eat nor drink till they have done away with Paul.
There were more than forty [men of them], who formed this conspiracy [swearing together this oath and curse].” (Acts 23: 12-13, AMP).
If some people who are offended by my message or doctrines will bind themselves   today   with   an oath to kill me or frustrate the Ministry, it is Scripture repeating itself. It cannot be a strange thing.

CHAPTER 10
"Remember that I told you, A servant is not greater than his master [is not superior to him]. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word and obeyed My teachings, they will also keep and obey yours." (John 15:20, AMP).
"Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you, if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also." (John 15:20, KJV).
"Do you remember what I told you? A slave isn’t greater than his master.’ So since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you!” (John 15:20, LB)
"A disciple is not above his teacher, nor is a servant or slave above his master" (Matt. 10:24, AMP).
"The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his Lord. (Matt. 10:24, KJV).
"A student is not greater than his teacher. A servant is   not   above   his   master (Matt. 10:24, LB).
I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, A servant is not greater than his master, and no one who is sent is superior to the one who sent him." (John 13:16, AMP).
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord, neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.” (John 13:16, KJV).
"How true it is that a servant is not greater than his master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends him." (John 13:16, LB).
"A pupil is not superior to his teacher, but everyone [when he is] completely trained (readjusted, restored, set to rights, and perfected) will be like his teacher." (Luke 6:40, AMP).
"The disciple is not above his master, but every one that is perfect shall be as his master."   (Luke 6:40, KJV).
"How can a student know more than his teacher? But if he works hard, he may learn as much." (Luke 6:40,LB).                           
If I am of God together with my brethren, we cannot escape all these things.
To live godly is to pattern after Christ in behaviour. Any believer that patterns   after   Him, must incur the wrath of adherents of Moses' Laws which Have produce religious people as we will see later in this epistle.
"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution.” (2 Tim. 3:12, KJV).
"Indeed all who delight in piety and are determined to live a devoted and godly life in Christ Jesus will meet with persecution [will be made to suffer because of their religious stand]."    (2 Tim. 3:12, AMP).
"Yes,   and those   who decide to please Christ Jesus, by   living  godly   lives   will suffer at the hands of those who   hate   Him"   (2 .Tim. 3:12, LB).
"Confirming the souls of the disciples and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." (Acts 14:22, KJV).
  "Establishing and strengthening the souls and the hearts of the disciples, urging and warning and encouraging them to stand firm in the faith, and [telling them] that it is through many hardships and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:22, AMP).
"Where they helped the believers to grow in love for God and each other, they encouraged them to continue in the faith in spite of all the persecution, reminding them that they must enter into the Kingdom of God through many tribulations.” (Acts 14:22, LB).
"He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked." (1 John 2:6, KJV).
"Whoever says he abides in Him ought [as a personal debt] to walk and conduct himself in the same way in which He walked and conducted Himself.”  (John 2:6, AMP).
"Anyone who says he is a Christian should live as Christ did." (1   John   2:6,LB).
" For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake.
Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.” (Phil. 1:29 -30, KJV).
“For to you has been given the privilege not only of trusting him but also of suffering for him.
We are in this fight together. You have seen me suffer for him in the past; and I am still in the midst of a great and terrible struggle now, as you know so well. (Phil. 1:29 -30, LB).
If these things do not happen  how  can  the Scriptures be fulfilled?
"But how then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?” (Matt 26: 54, KJV).
"But if I did, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that describe what is happening now?” (Matt 26: 54, LB).
Brethren you can now compare our experiences in this faith from the very beginning till now. Does it now compare favourably with the experiences of children of God?
Why then do people panic each time opposition rises up in the Church, or in the ministry as if a strange thing has taken place?
Have you really believed from your heart that this faith is from the Almighty God? Tell yourself the naked truth on this matter.
Some are just sitting down in the Church believing nothing at all.
Such people must surely leave the faith before the end or else be disappointed in the end.
You should stand on your personal conviction that this faith is true or false. If it is false, why are you staying in a false group? Go away to the right group.
Revelation is not negotiable at all, and it is personal.
Even in Prophet William   Marrion Branham's ministry, many people were attracted because    of   the great   signs   and   wonders that surrounded it.
Immediately he opened the word of God to declare his message for which cause he was sent, many left him and called him false prophet.
Some even published books against him, and circulated it world wide of which we can still lay hands on some of such destructive publications.
It was not until he died that many started believing him to be a man sent by God, and yet they could not stay with his ministry.
The same way, it was not until Christ died that His enemies started to recognise their follies.]
A man of God is only accepted while he is alive by the elects of God in his day. The rest only acknowledge him and his ministry after his death.
The same will happen in this faith. All my enemies are asking for my head day and night, even in their daily prayers.
Some have predicted my death and even fixed dates and my God refused them.
Any day they looked for me and do not see me, they   will   recognise   their follies also.
Who is this one man that has concluded all religious associations in his day in unbelief?
Who is this man that has troubled the whole churches, and challenged all of them   openly and remained unhurt?
Who is this man that is having this doctrine that is entirely new and scriptural? 
God bless you all.
  EPISTLE 3
SALVATION IS BY GRACE AND NOT BY WORKS

 CHAPTER 1
 "AND if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise" (Gal 3:29,K)V).
"And now that we are Christ's   we   are   the   true descendants    of   Abraham, and all of God's promises to him   belong   to   us."    (Gal. 3:29, LB).
"And if you belong to Christ (are in Him who is Abraham’s seed),   then you are Abraham’s offsprings and (spiritual) heirs according to promise" (Gal. 3:29, AMP).
Every true Christian whether man or woman is called a seed of Abraham, and is an heir according to the promise of God.
That is, he will share or inherit all that God promised Abraham. Abraham is considered to be the father of our faith.
"You can see from this that the real children of Abraham are all the men of faith who truly trust in God.
What’s more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God will save the Gentiles also, through their faith. God told Abraham about this long ago when he said, I will bless those in every nation who trust in me as you do.”
And so it is all who trust in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received.” (Gal 3:7-9, LB).
"Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham." (Gal. 3:7 -9,KJV).
"Know and understand that it is [really] the people [who live] by faith who are [the true] sons of Abraham.
And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify (declare righteous, put in right standing with Himself) the Gentiles in consequence of faith, proclaimed the Gospel [foretelling the glad tidings of a Savior long be-forehand] to Abraham in the promise, saying, In you shall all the nations [of the earth] be blessed.
So then, those who are people of faith are blessed and made happy and favored by God [as partners in fellowship] with the believing and trusting Abraham. " (Gal. 3:7 - 9, AMP).
Whoever that is holding the faith of Christ today is holding the faith of Abraham.
"And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
 And he sought to see Jesus who he was, and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way.
And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down, for today I must abide at thy house.
And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
And Jesus said unto him, this day is salvation come to this house, for so much as he also is a son of Abraham." (Luke 19:1 -9,KJV).
"As Jesus was passing through Jericho, a man named Zacchaeus, one of the most influential Jews in the Roman tax-collecting business, (and, of course, a very rich man),
Tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowds.
So he ran ahead and climbed onto a sycamore tree beside the road, to watch from there.
When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name, “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, Come down, For I am going to be a guest in your home today”
Zacchaeus hurriedly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy.
But the crowds were displeased, He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner, they grumbled.
Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, Sir from now on I will give half my wealth to the poor, and if I find I have overcharged anyone on his taxes, I will penalize myself by giving him back four times as much.”
Jesus told him, This shows that salvation has come to this home today. This man was one of the lost sons of Abraham, and I, the Messiah, have come to search for and to save such souls as his."   (Luke 19:1-9, LB).
“And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
And he laid his hands on her and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath  loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years  be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? (Luke 13:11- 16, KJV).
“He saw a seriously handicapped woman who had been bent double for eighteen years and was unable to straighten herself.
Calling her over to him, Jesus said, “Woman, you are healed of your sickness”
He touched her, and instantly she could stand straight. How she praised and thanked God!
But the local Jewish leader in charge of the synagogue was very angry about it because Jesus had healed her on the Sabbath day. “There are six days of the week to work,” he shouted to the crowd. Those are the days to come for healing, not on the Sabbath.
But the Lord replied, you hypocrite, You work on the Sabbath Don’t you untie your cattle from their stalls on the Sabbath and lead them out for water?
And is it wrong for me, just because it is the Sabbath day, to free this Jewish woman from the bondage in which Satan has held her for eighteen years?” (Luke 13:11- 16, LB).
From the above Scriptures, one can notice that Zacheus was a seed of Abraham and the sick woman was also a daughter of Abraham and they found grace in the sight of God.

CHAPTER 2
WHAT does it mean to obtain salvation by grace and not by works?
“For is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God.
Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law’s demands] lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.]” (Eph. 2:8 - 9, AMP).
"For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Not of works, lest any man should boast."   (Eph. 2:8-9,KJV).
"Because of his kindness, you have been saved through trusting Christ. And even trusting is not of yourselves; it too is a gift from God.
Salvation is not a reward for the good we have done, so none of us can take any credit for it. (Eph. 2:8 - 9, LB).
From the beginning of Creation, nobody has   ever laboured to obtain salvation from God.
Noah who was declared righteous only believed God. And that was not of His own making, for he found grace in the sight of God.
"But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” (Gen. 6:8, KJV).
"But Noah found grace (favor) in the eyes of the Lord." (Gen. 6:8, AMP).
Abraham only believed God, and it became his righteousness. Believing God means being ready to obey God's instructions, even if it is to the hurt of one’s soul.
"And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness."   (Gen.15:6, KJV).
Abraham      believing God  was   not   of his   own making. It was a gift from God.
If God does not give a man a believing heart, he must reject all the counsels of God.
Always remember that the truth men reject, has remained the truth that sets them free.
Moses found grace in the  sight of  God,   in   the wilderness. Even the people in the wilderness  found grace in the sight of God.
For   their   toils   and labour of their hands could not give them the Promised Land, but grace.
"Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in Thy sight, shew me now Thy way, that I may know Thee, that I may find grace in Thy sight, and consider that this nation is Thy people" (Exo. 33:13, KJV).
"Thus saith the Lord, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness, even Israel (Jer. 31:2, KJV).
“Thus says the Lord: The people who survived the sword found favor in the wilderness [place of exile]—when Israel sought to find rest. "(Jer-31:2, AMP).
Zerubbabel found grace in the sight of God, and even acknowledged that it   was   God's   grace   alone that saw him through and not his own efforts.
"Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying , Grace, grace unto it." (Zech. 4:7, KJV).
"For who are you, O great mountain [of human obstacles]? Before Zerub-babel [who with Joshua had led the return of the exiles from Babylon and was undertaking the rebuilding of the temple, before him] you shall become a plain [a mere molehill] And he shall bring forth the finishing gable stone [of the new temple] with loud shoutings of the people, crying, Grace, grace to it” (Zech. 4:7, AMP).
"The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people, for ye were the fewest of all people.
But because the LORD loved you and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt?” (Deut.7:7-8,KJV).
“Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the Lord thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the Lord hath brought me in to possess this land, but for the wickedness of these nations the Lord doth drive them out from before thee.
Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land, but for the wickedness of these nations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the Lord swore unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Understand therefore, that the Lord thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness, for thou art a stiffnecked people.” (Deut.    9:4 - 6, KJV).
God loved the people and decided to them victory in all their ways, so that they would not  boast that  they tried   and   got   it   by   their efforts.
Many Christians behave as if God is saving them because they are good enough or can contribute anything to their salvation.
I want to make it clear that a man can contribute nothing to his salvation.
He   is   saved   because God   loves   him,  and   has decided   upon   Himself,   to save  him,  not  that  a  man does anything to merit it.
"Now do you see it? No one can ever be made right in God’s sight by doing what the law commands. For the more we know of God’s laws, the clearer it becomes that we aren’t obeying them. His laws serve only to make us see that we are sinners.
But now God has shown us a different way to heaven—not by being good enough and trying to keep his laws, but by a new way (though not new, really, for the Scriptures told about it long ago).
Now God says he will accept and acquit us—declare us “not guilty—if we trust Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way by coming to Christ, no matter who we are or what we have been like.
Yes all have sinned, all fall short of God’s glorious ideal.
Yet now God declares us not guilty of offending him if we trust in Jesus Christ who in his kindness freely takes away our sins.
For God sent Christ Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to end all God’s anger against us. He used Christ’s blood and our faith as the means of saving us from his wrath. In this way he was being entirely fair, even though he did not punish those who sinned in former times. For he was looking forward to the time when Christ would come and take away those sins.
And now in these days also he can receive sinners in this same way because Jesus took away their sins. But isn’t this unfair for God to let criminals go free, and say that they are innocent? No, for he does it on the basis of their trust in Jesus who took away their sins.
Then what can we boast about doing to earn our salvation? Nothing at all. Why? Because our acquittal is not based on our good deeds, it is based on what Christ has done and our faith in him.
So it is that we are saved by faith in Christ and not by the good things we do." (Rom. 3:20 - 28, LB).
“For from the very beginning God decided that those who come to Him—and all along He knew who would—should become like His Son, so that His Son would be the First, with many brothers.
And having chosen us, He called us to come to Him, and when we came, He declared us not guilty, filled us with Christ’s goodness, gave us right standing with Himself, and promised us His glory.
What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us?
Since He did not spare even His own Son for us but gave Him up for us all, won’t he also surely give us everything else?
Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for His own? Will God? No He is the one who has forgiven us and given us right standing with Himself.
Who then will condemn us? Will Christ? No He is the one who died for us and came back to life again for us and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God pleading for us there in heaven." (Rom. 8:29-34,LB).
"For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved be-forehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren.
And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called, and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself).
And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being].
What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]
He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect [when it is] God Who justifies [that is, Who puts us in right relation to Himself?
Who shall come forward and accuse or impeach those whom God has chosen? Will God, Who acquits us?]
Who is there to condemn [us]? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as He intercedes for us? (Rom. 8: 29-34, AMP).
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called, and whom he called, them he also justified, and whom he justified them he also glorified.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. (Rom. 8:29 – 34, KJV).
“Long ago, even before he made the world, God chose us to be his very own through what Christ would do for us, he decided then to make us holy in his eyes, without a single fault—we who stand before him covered with his love.
His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And he did this because he wanted to" (Eph. 1:4-5, LB).
" Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.
For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [ because it pleased Him and was His kind intent] (Eph. 1-4- 5, AMP).
"According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.” (Eph. 1:4-5, KJV).
“For God had said to Moses, If I want to be kind to someone, I will. And I will take pity on anyone I want to.
And so God’s blessings are not given just because someone decides to have them or works hard to get them. They are given because God takes pity on those he wants to.
Pharaoh, king of Egypt, was an example of this fact. For God told him he had given him the kingdom of Egypt for the very purpose of displaying the awesome power of God against him, so that all the world would hear about God’s glorious name.
So you see, God is kind to some just because he wants to be, and he makes some refuse to listen" (Rom. 9:15-18, LB).
"For he saith unto Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.
For the Scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will hardeneth."   (Rom.   9:15 -18, KJV).
 “For He says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I will have compassion (pity) on whom I will have compassion.
 So then [God’s gift] is not a question of human will and human effort, but of God’s mercy. [It depends not on one’s own willingness nor on his strenuous exertion as in running a race, but on God’s having mercy on him.]
 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, I have raised you up for this very purpose of displaying My power in [dealing with] you, so that My name may be proclaimed the whole world over.
 So then He has mercy on whomever He wills (chooses) and He hardens (makes stubborn and unyielding the heart of) whomever He wills.” (Rom. 9:15-18, AMP).


 CHAPTER 3
FELLOW saints of God, I am not going to repeat the whole Scriptures because of time and space, but I strongly believe that a verse of the Scripture is even enough for a Christian that has the Holy Spirit.
“He is the one who has helped us tell others about His new agreement to save them.
We do not tell them that they must obey every law of God or die, but we tell them there is life for them from the Holy Spirit.
The old way, trying to be saved by keeping the Ten Commandments, ends in death, in the new way, the Holy Spirit gives them life.
Yet that old system of law that led to death began with such glory that people could not bear to look  at Moses’ face.
For as He gave them God’s law to obey, His face shone out with the very glory of God—though the brightness was  fading away already.
Shall we not expect far greater glory in these days when the Holy Spirit is giving life?
If the plan that leads to doom was glorious, much more glorious is the plan that makes men right with God.
In fact, that first glory as it shone from Moses’ face is worth nothing at all in comparison with the overwhelming glory of the new agreement.
So if the old system that faded into nothing was full of heavenly glory, the glory of God’s new plan for our salvation is certainly far greater, for it is eternal.
Since we know that this new glory will never go away, we can preach with great boldness, and not as Moses did, who put a veil over his face so that the Israelis could not see the glory fade away.
Not only Moses’ face was veiled, but his people’s minds and understanding were veiled and blinded too.
Even now when the Scripture is read it seems as though Jewish hearts and minds are covered by a thick veil, because they cannot see and understand the real meaning of the Scriptures.
For this veil of misunderstanding can be removed only by believing in Christ.
Yes, even today when they read Moses’ writings their hearts are blind and they think that obeying the Ten Commandments is the way to be saved.
But whenever anyone turns to the Lord from his sins, then the veil is taken away.”
The Lord is the Spirit who gives them life, and where he is there is freedom from trying to be saved by keeping the laws of God." (2 Cor. 3:6-17, LB).
Anybody that is confused about the essence of the Law should better resign from this faith. Because he is not born into it.
Salvation is by predestination.  Anybody counting   on   keeping   the Ten   Commandments   as   a way   of  getting   saved   has missed the whole idea.
"(We know that it was Adam’s sin that caused this) because although, of course, people were sinning from the time of Adam until Moses, God did not in those days judge them guilty of death for breaking his laws—because he had not yet given his laws to them nor told them what he wanted them to do.
So when their bodies died it was not for their own sins since they themselves had never disobeyed God’s special law against eating the forbidden fruit, as Adam had.
What a contrast between Adam and Christ who was yet to come.
And what a difference between man’s sin and God’s forgiveness.
 For this one man, Adam, brought death to many through his sin. But this one man, Jesus Christ, brought forgiveness to many through God’s mercy.
Adam’s one sin brought the penalty of death to man’s while Christ freely takes away many sins and gives glorious life instead.
This sin of this one man Adam, caused death to be king over all, but all who will take God’s gift of forgiveness and acquittal are kings of life because of this one man, Jesus Christ.
Yes, Adam’s sin brought punishment to all, but Christ’s righteousness makes men right with God, so that they can live. Adam caused many to be sinners because he disobeyed God, and Christ caused many to be made acceptable to God because he obeyed.
The Ten Commandments were given so that all could see the extent of their failure to obey God’s laws.
 But the more we see our sinfulness, the more we see God’s abounding grace forgiving us.
Before, sin ruled over all men and brought them to death, but now God’s kindness rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."   (Rom.   5: 13-21, LB).
" (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
But not as the offense, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
And not as it was by the one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift, is of many offenses unto justification.
For if by one man's offense death reigned by one, much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Therefore as by the offenses of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.
That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord."   (Rom.   5:13 - 21, KJV).
“(To be sure) sin was in the world before ever the Law was given, but sin is not charged to men’s account where there is no law (to transgress).
Yet death held sway from Adam to Moses (the Lawgiver), even over those who did not themselves transgress (a positive command as Adam).
Adam was a type (prefigure) of the One Who was to come (in reverse, the former destructive, the Latter saving).
But God’s free gift is not at all to be compared to the trespass (His grace is out of all proportion to the fall of man). For if many died through one man’s falling away (his lapse, his offense), much more profusely did God’s grace and the free gift (that comes) through the undeserved favor of the one Man Jesus Christ abound and overflow to and for (the benefit of) many.
Nor is the free gift at all to be compared to the effect of that one (man’s) sin. For the sentence (following the trespass) of one (man) brought condemnation, whereas the free gift [following] many transgressions brings justification ( an act of righteousness).
For if because of one man’s trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive (God’s) overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness (putting them into right standing with Himself) reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Well then, as one man’s trespass (one man’s false step and falling away led) to condemnation for all men, so one Man’s act of righteousness (leads) to acquittal and right standing with God and life for all men.
For just as by one man’s disobedience (failing to hear, heedlessness, and carelessness) the many were constituted sinners, so by one Man’s obedience the many will be constituted righteous (made acceptable to God, brought into right standing with Him).
But then Law came in, (only) to expand and increase the trespass (making it more apparent and exciting opposition). But where sin increased and abounded, grace (God’s unmerited favor) has surpassed it and increased the more and superabounded,
So that, (just) as sin has reigned in death, (so) grace (His unearned and undeserved favor) might reign also through righteousness (right standing with God) which issues in eternal life through Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) our Lord. ”(Rom. 5:13-21, AMP).
The Law came by Moses but Grace and truth came by the  Lord Jesus Christ.
"For the Law was given by   Moses,    but  grace  and truth came by Jesus Christ" (John 1:17, KJV).
It is God's grace that have saved us all. He knew from the    beginning how weak and frail human beings are and decided to blot out all the charges that are laid  against   us as a result of not obeying His Laws.
"You were dead in sins, and your sinful desires were not yet cut away.  Then He gave you a share in the very life of Christ, for He forgave all your sins,  and blotted Out  the  charges    proved against you, the list of His commandments   which  you had not obeyed.
He took this list of sins and destroyed it by nailing it to  Christ's cross. In this way God took away Satan's power to accuse you of sin and God openly displayed to the   whole   world   Christ's triumph at the cross where your   sins   were   all   taken away." (Col 2:13 - 15, LB).
"Abraham was, humanly speaking, the founder of our Jewish nation. What were his experiences concerning this question of being saved by faith?
Was it because of his good deeds that God accepted him? If so, then he would have something to boast about. But from God’s point of view Abraham had no basis at all for pride.
For the Scriptures tell us Abraham believed God, and that is why God canceled his sins and declared him “not guilty.”
But didn’t he earn his right to heaven by all the good things he did? No, for being saved is a gift, if a person could earn it by being good, then it wouldn’t be free—but it is.
It is given to those who do not work for it. For God declares sinners to be good in his sight if they have faith in Christ to save them from God’s wrath." (Rom. 4:1-5, LB).
"But now you need no longer    worry    about    the Jewish   Laws   and   customs because you  died while  in their captivity, and now you can really serve God, not in the   old way,   mechanically obeying a set of rules but in the  new  way   (with  all of your   hearts   and   minds)" (Rom. 7:6, LB).
Please, let every Christian be hostile to me if at any time I try to lead you back to Egypt by asking you to go back to the old and   impossible road that leads  to  doom, and destruction, which our opposers   or  enemies  want us to do even though they are guilty of the same Laws they want to protect.
You should depend on God's grace to see you through. But any time your faith drift away from the grace of God, I assure you that you must perish.
In   the words   of  St Paul,  I  want  you  to continue in the faith and in the grace of God.
"But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they." (Acts 15:11, KJV).
"Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.” (Acts 13:43, KJV).
"And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” (Acts 20:32, KJV).
If any of you seems to be contentious about this matter, let           him acknowledge that I am He that is in the bosom of the Father   and    I    Know   His mind.
"So Christ has made us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get all tied up again in the chains of slavery to Jewish laws and ceremonies.
Listen to me, for this is serious: if you are counting on circumcision and keeping the Jewish laws to make you right with God, then Christ cannot save you.
I’ll say it again. Anyone trying to find favor with God by being circumcised must always obey every other Jewish law or perish.
Christ is useless to you if you are counting on clearing your debt to God by keeping those laws, you are lost from God’s grace.
But we by the help of the Holy Spirit are counting on Christ’s death to clear away our sins and make us right with God.
And we to whom Christ has given eternal life don’t need to worry about whether we have been circumcised or not, or whether we are obeying the Jewish ceremonies or not, for all we need is faith working through love." (Gal. 5:1-6, LB).
"Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses." (Acts 13:38 - 39, KJV).
"Brothers, Listen, In this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sin.
 Everyone who trusts in him is freed from all guilt and declared righteous—something the Jewish law could never do." (Acts 13:38 - 39, LB).
"So let it be clearly known and understood by you, brethren, that through this Man forgiveness and removal of sins is now proclaimed to you.
And that through Him everyone who believes [who acknowledges Jesus as his Savior and devotes himself to Him] is absolved (cleared and freed) from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the Law of Moses and given right standing with God. (Acts 13:38-39, AMP).
A man is not saved by being good enough or bad enough, but by having faith in the finished work at Calvary where sins demands were met.
Anybody thinking that he can work out his salvation in any other way is fooling himself and he is out of the way.
“Dear brothers, the longing of my heart and my prayer is that the Jewish people might be saved.
I know what enthusiasm they have for the honor of God, but it is misdirected zeal.
For they don’t understand that Christ has died to make them right with God. Instead they are trying to make themselves good enough to gain God’s favor by keeping the Jewish laws and customs.
But that is not God’s way of salvation.
They don’t understand that Christ gives to those who trust in him everything they are trying to get by keeping his laws. He ends all of that.” (Rom. 10:1 -4,LB).
With these few reminders, I warn all   the   gainsayers that are still left in all the churches to close their mouths in this matter once and for all.
God bless you all.
 
EPISTLE 4
JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH IN CHRIST AND NOT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW
 CHAPTER 1
 FROM our earlier discussions, I made it very clear from the Holy Scripture that the Laws of Moses do not apply to Christians, because those Laws could not save anybody, and God Himself abolished them.
He introduced a new and a living way to us which if accepted by faith is capable of saving the believers.
"So the judgment of God lies very heavily upon the Jews, for they are responsible to keep God’s laws instead of doing all these evil things; not one of them has any excuse; in fact, all the world stands hushed and guilty before Almighty God.
Now do you see it? No one can ever be made right in God’s sight by doing what the law commands. For the more we know of God’s laws, the clearer it becomes that we aren’t obeying them; his laws serve only to make us see that we are sinners.
But now God has shown us a different way to heaven—not by being good enough and trying to keep his laws, but by a new way (though not new, really, for the Scriptures told about it long ago).
Now God says he will accept and acquit us—declare us not guilty—if we trust Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way by coming to Christ, no matter who we are or what we have been like.
Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious ideal,
Yet now God declares us not guilty of offending him if we trust in Jesus Christ, who in his kindness freely takes away our sins.
For God sent Christ Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to end all God’s anger against us. He used Christ’s blood and our faith as the means of saving us from his wrath.
In this way he was being entirely fair, even though he did not punish those who sinned in former times. For he was looking forward to the time when Christ would come and take away those sins." (Rom. 3:19 -25,LB).
"Brothers, listen, in this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins.
Everyone who trusts in Him is freed from all guilt and   declared   righteous   — something the Jewish Laws could never do" (Acts 13:38-39, LB).
"Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses." (Acts 13:38 - 39, KJV).
"So let it be clearly known and understood by you, brethren, that through this Man forgiveness and removal of sins is now proclaimed to you;
And that through Him everyone who believes [who acknowledges Jesus as his Savior and devotes himself to Him] is absolved (cleared and freed) from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the Law of Moses and given right standing with God." (Acts 13:38-39, AMP).
The prophets saw it afar off, the day God will justify sinners by grace, and no longer by the requirement of the Iaw of Moses which never set any man free.
The angels asked about the possible beneficiaries. It is really wonderful to know that Jesus Christ died for me, my sins have been taken care of even before I was conceived in my mother's womb.
“Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow.
Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven, which things the angels desire to look into.
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;"  (1  Pet.  1:9 -13, KJV).
"And your further reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.
This salvation was something the prophets did not fully understand. Though they wrote about it, they had many questions as to what it all could mean.
They wondered what the Spirit of Christ within them was talking about, for he told them to write down the events which, since then, have happened to Christ: his suffering, and his great glory afterwards. And they wondered when and to whom all this would happen.
They were finally told that these things would not occur during their lifetime, but long years later, during yours. And now at last this Good News has been plainly announced to all of us.
 It was preached to us in the power of the same heaven-sent Holy Spirit who spoke to them, and it is all so strange and wonderful that even the angels in heaven would give a great deal to know more about it.
So now you can look forward soberly and intelligently to more of God’s kindness to you when Jesus Christ returns." (1 Pet. 1:9-13,LB).
Whoever that wants to continue under the Law is free to do so, but he must know that he is under an everlasting curse.
"Yes, and those who depend on the Jewish laws to save them are under God’s curse, for the Scriptures point out very clearly, “Cursed is everyone who at any time breaks a single one of these laws that are written in God’s Book of the Law.”
Consequently, it is clear that no one can ever win God’s favor by trying to keep the Jewish laws because God has said that the only way we can be right in his sight is by faith. As the prophet Habakkuk says it, “The man who finds life will find it through trusting God.”
How different from this way of faith is the way of law, which says that a man is saved by obeying every law of God, without one slip.
But Christ has brought us out from under the doom of that impossible system by taking the curse for our wrongdoing upon himself.
For it is written in the Scripture, Anyone who is hanged on a tree is cursed (as Jesus was hung upon a wooden cross)." (Gal. 3:10-13, LB).
It is an impossible road and the person must perish whether he likes it or not.
I have always told you that it is not easy to go to hell. A person struggles his way to hell.
It is a struggle because anyone that resists the truth is hurting his conscience. It has been seared with a hot iron.
Always remember that once one refuses the truth that is clearly proved before him, God hands him over to the spirit of delusion to believe lies.
From that time, when the   person sees   good,   he will call it evil and call evil good,    that   the   word   of Isaiah may come true.
"Therefore God sends upon them a misleading influence, a working of error and a strong delusion to make them believe what is false,
In order that all may be judged and condemned who did not believe in [who refused to adhere to, trust in, and rely on] the Truth, but [instead] took pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thess. 2:11-12, AMP).
"So God will allow them to believe lies with all their hearts,
and all of them will be justly judged for believing falsehood, refusing the Truth, and enjoying  their sins."   (2 Thess. 2:11-12,  LB).
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thess. 2:11 -12,KJV).
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isa. 5:20, KJV).

CHAPTER 2
HOW did our father Abraham obtain his righteousness before God?
“Abraham was, humanly speaking, the founder of our Jewish nation. What were his experiences concerning this question of being saved by faith?
Was it because of his good deeds that God accepted him? If so, then he would have something to boast about. But from God's point of view Abraham had no basis at all for pride.
For the Scriptures tell us Abraham believed God, and that is why God canceled his sins and declared him not guilty.
But didn't he earn his right to heaven by all the good things he did? No, for being saved is a gift; if a person could earn it by being good, then it wouldn't be free—but it is! It is given to those who do not work for it.
For God declares sinners to be good in his sight if they have faith in Christ to save them from God's wrath.” (Rom. 4:1—5, LB).
 “What shall we say then, of Abraham, the father of our race? What was his experience?
If he was put right with God by the things he did; he would have something to boast about — but not in God’s sight.
The Scripture says, Abraham believed God; and because of his faith God accepted him as righteous.
A person who works is paid his wages, but they are not regarded as gift, they are something that he has earned.
But the person who depends on his faith, not on his deeds and who believes in the God who declares the guilty to be innocent, it is his faith that God takes into account in order to put him right with Himself.” (Rom. 4:1 —5, GNB).
 “But what shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?  For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” (Rom. 4:1 — 5, KJV).
The Jews who were given these Laws also knew very well that the Laws would not save them, but only faith in Christ will save them.
 “You and I are Jews by birth, not mere Gentile sinners, and yet we Jewish Christians know very well that we cannot become right with God by obeying our Jewish laws but only by faith in Jesus Christ to take away our sins.
And so we, too, have trusted Jesus Christ, that we might be accepted by God because of faith—and not because we have obeyed the Jewish laws.
For no one will ever be saved by obeying them.
But what if we trust Christ to save us and then find that we are wrong and that we cannot be saved without being circumcised and obeying all the other Jewish laws? Wouldn't we need to say that faith in Christ had ruined us? God forbid that anyone should dare to think such things about our Lord.
Rather, we are sinners if we start rebuilding the old systems I have been destroying of trying to be saved by keeping Jewish laws,
For it was through reading the Scripture that I came to realize that I could never find God's favor by trying—and failing—to obey the laws. I came to realize that acceptance with God comes by believing in Christ.
I have been crucified with Christ: and I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the real life I now have within this body is a result of my trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
I am not one of those who treat Christ's death as meaningless. For if we could be saved by keeping Jewish laws, then there was no need for Christ to die.” (Gal. 2:15—21, LB).
If we can rightly look into the Scriptures and throw away all our preconceived ideas about Christianity and God’s righteousness it will be well with our souls.
Some behave as if they were Christians before and this Faith came to make them pagans.
If you think you were a Christian before, your heart deceived you. You are indirectly saying that where you were before was a Christian Church; you will end it in ecumenism.
When God came down in our midst, He warned: “Never to go to left or right, stick to His servant who is bearing His Name, because we have never gone this way before.”
Truly speaking we have never gone this way before. Not all will believe this truth. It will take those who God has given believing heart to acknowledge this revelation as true and perfect.
 “For there are many who refuse to obey; this is especially true among those who say that all Christians must obey the Jewish laws. But this is foolish talk; it blinds people to the truth,
And it must be stopped. Already whole families have been turned away from the grace of God. Such teachers are only after your money.” (Titus 1:10—11, LB).
If you believe this Faith of Christ, you must have boldness of speech everywhere, after all you passed through the crucibles of the Law and even kept it more than our accusers yet you could not get salvation.
The Lord allowed us to pass through it so that we can appreciate God’s grace anytime it is revealed. This is why every time the Elects look very much refreshed, the Law favours the wicked because there is no mercy under the Law.
A liberally minded fellow will grow lean under the Law because his heart will always be wounded, while the wicked takes pleasure in punishing people.
He rejoices when people fall into error and yet he will hypocritically use his position to cover his own.
This was noticeable among so many pastors during the period of the Law. They could even condemn people that were better than them and if any comes to their rescue, they will hate the person.
Blessed are the merciful for they will obtain mercy.
 “And the person who keeps every law of God but makes one little slip is just as guilty as the person who has broken every law there is.
For the God who said you must not marry a woman who already has a husband also said you must not murder, so even though you have not broken the marriage laws by committing adultery, but have murdered someone, you have entirely broken God's laws and stand utterly guilty before him.
You will be judged on whether or not you are doing what Christ wants you to. So watch what you do and what you think;
For there will be no mercy to those who have shown no mercy. But if you have been merciful, then God's mercy toward you will win out over his judgment against you.” (James 2:10 — 13, LB).
 “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.” (Matt. 5:7, KJV).

 CHAPTER 3
 THE reason why we preached Justification by Faith in Jesus Christ and not by the works of the Law, is because it is revealed to us by the Holy Scriptures as the only way we can be put right with God.
2. And even the Holy Spirit in us is bearing witness that we are not deceived
3. It has far more greater glory than that of Moses, and this glory which we have now is eternal.
4. So Brethren, let it be assuredly known to you that anybody who is still holding and preaching justification by works of the Law, is out of the way of the truth, his mind and understanding is veiled and blinded, covered with a thick veil and the real meaning of Scripture is hidden from that man.
5. And he is a sinner in the sight of God even till this day. It is a sure sign that the person is lost forever.
6. “If the Good News we preach is hidden to anyone, it is hidden from the one who is on the road to eternal death.
7. Satan, who is the god of this evil world, has made him blind, unable to see the glorious light of the Gospel that is shining upon him or to understand the amazing message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is God.” (2 Cor. 4:3 4, LB).
8. “But even our gospel (the glad tidings) also be hidden (obscured and covered up with a veil that hinders the knowledge of God), it is hidden (only) to those who are perishing and obscured (only) to those who are spiritually dying and veiled (only) to those who are lost.
9. For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds (that they should not discern the truth), preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), who is the image and likeness of God.” (2 Cor. 4:3—4, AMP).
10. “The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.” (Pro. 21:16, KJV).
11. “A man who wonders out of the way of understanding shall abide in the congregation of the spirits (of the dead).” (Pro. 21:16, AMP).
12. This is what has happened to all that left this Faith. They can never march forward again. They will now make for themselves a captain that will lead them back to Egypt.
13. They know they are doomed, that is why they are restless and wandering with every amount of hostility, looking for those that will fall prey to their ancient antics which their father even used in the Garden of Eden against Eve.
14. Anytime the man of the house is away, they will just shamelessly go and beguile unstable souls with their subtlety.
15. Since they say that God has left us, they should show us where God is right now, and show us the evidence.
16. I have made my Doctrines public. They should make their doctrines public also and stop attacking individuals and personalities.
17. By the revelation of this Truth which has been hidden since all the ages, we can now see that all denominations and their preachers have missed it all.
18. All of them still preach and emphasis the necessity for keeping the Law as a means of getting God’s favour or justification.
19. This is because this glorious Gospel of Christ is hidden from all of them but we have to thank God greatly who by His divine love has given us the Ministry of Apostles and Prophets wherein we stand.
20. “(This mystery) was never disclosed to human beings in past generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles (consecrated messengers) and prophets by the (Holy) Spirit.
21. (It is this) that the gentiles are now to be fellow heirs (with the Jews), members of the same body  and joint partakers (sharing) in the same divine promise in Christ through (their acceptance of) the glad tidings (the gospel).
22. Of this (gospel) I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s free grace (undeserved favour) which was bestowed on me by exercise (the working in all its effectiveness) of His power.” (Eph. 3:5—7, AMP).
23. “In olden times God did not share this plan with His people, but now He has revealed it by the Holy Spirit to His apostles and prophets.
24. And this is the secret: that the Gentiles will have their full share with the Jews in all the riches inherited by God's sons; both are invited to belong to His Church, and all of God's promises of mighty blessings through Christ apply to them both when they accept the Good News about Christ and what he has done for them.
25. God has given me the wonderful privilege of telling everyone about this plan of His; and he has given me His power and special ability to do it well.” (Eph 3:5-7, LB).
26. “Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
27. That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ by the gospel:
28. Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.” (Eph 3:5-7, KJV).
29. Do not permit anybody no matter what his calling may be to lead you back to the bondage of the Law.
30. “So Christ has made us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don't get all tied up again in the chains of slavery to Jewish laws and ceremonies.
31. Listen to me, for this is serious: if you are counting on circumcision and keeping the Jewish laws to make you right with God, then Christ cannot save you.
32. I'll say it again. Anyone trying to find favor with God by being circumcised must always obey every other Jewish law or perish.
33. Christ is useless to you if you are counting on clearing your debt to God by keeping those laws; you are lost from God's grace.” (Gal 5:1-4, LB).
34. “Whatever happens, dear friends, be glad in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you this, and it is good for you to hear it again and again.
35. Watch out for those wicked men—dangerous dogs, I call them—who say you must be circumcised to be saved.
36. For it isn't the cutting of our bodies that makes us children of God; it is worshiping him with our spirits. That is the only true circumcision. We Christians glory in what Christ Jesus has done for us and realize that we are helpless to save ourselves.
37. Yet if anyone ever had reason to hope that he could save himself, it would be I. If others could be saved by what they are, certainly I could!
38. For I went through the Jewish initiation ceremony when I was eight days old, having been born into a pure-blooded Jewish home that was a branch of the old original Benjamin family. So I was a real Jew if there ever was one! What's more, I was a member of the Pharisees who demand the strictest obedience to every Jewish law and custom.
39. And sincere? Yes, so much so that I greatly persecuted the Church; and I tried to obey every Jewish rule and regulation right down to the very last point.
40. But all these things that I once thought very worthwhile—now I've thrown them all away so that I can put my trust and hope in Christ alone.
41. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have put aside all else, counting it worth less than nothing, in order that I can have Christ,
42. And become one with him, no longer counting on being saved by being good enough or by obeying God's laws, but by trusting Christ to save me; for God's way of making us right with Himself depends on faith—counting on Christ alone.” (Phil 3:1-9, LB).
43. “For the rest, my brethren; delight yourselves in the Lord and continue to rejoice that you are in Him. To keep writing to you (over and over) of the same things is not irksome to me, and it is (a precaution) for your safety.
44. Look out for those dogs (Judaizers, legalists), look out for those mischief-makers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.
45. For we (Christians) are the true circumcised; who worship God in spirit and by the Spirit of God and exult and glory and pride ourselves in Jesus Christ, and put no confidence or dependence (on what we are) in the flesh and on outward privileges and physical advantages and external appearances.
46. Though for myself I have (at least grounds) to rely on the flesh. If any other man considers that he has or seems to have reason to rely on the flesh and his physical and outward advantages, I have still more.
47. Circumcised when I was eight days old; of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew (and the son) of Hebrews; as to the observance of the law I was of (the party of) the Pharisees.
48. As to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the Church, and by the law’s standard of righteousness (supposed justice, uprightness, and right standing with God) I was proven to be blameless and no fault was found with me.
49. But whatever former things I had that might have been gains to me, I have come to consider as (one combined) loss for Christ’s sake.
50. Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him (of perceiving and Him more fully and clearly).
51. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed one).
52. And that I may (actually) be found and known as in Him, not having any (self achieved) righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the laws demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that (genuine righteousness) which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the (truly) right standing with God, which comes from God by (saving) faith.” (Phil. 3:1 — 9, AMP).
53. “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
54. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
55. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
56.  Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
57. Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
58. Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
59. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
60. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the Excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
61. And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” (Phil. 3:1 — 9, KJV).
62 “It was through what His Son did that God cleared a path for everything to come to him—all things in heaven and on earth—for Christ's death on the cross has made peace with God for all by His blood.
63. This includes you who were once so far away from God. You  were His enemies and hated him and were separated from Him by your evil thoughts and actions, yet now He has brought you back as His friends.
64. He has done this through the death on the cross of His own human body, and now as a result Christ has brought you into the very presence of God, and you are standing there before Him with nothing left against you--nothing left that He could even chide you for;
65. the only condition is that you fully believe the Truth, standing in it steadfast and firm, strong in the Lord, convinced of the Good News that Jesus died for you, and never shifting from trusting Him to save you. This is the wonderful news that came to each of you and is now spreading all over the world. And I, Paul, have the joy of telling it to others.” (Col 1:20-23, LB).
  CHAPTER 4
NO matter how you think you can observe the law with every amount of strictness, you cannot outclass Saint Paul and yet he was not saved by observing the law.
What   is   the need of disturbing   my   soul   about the law that is useless and unprofitable? It is a useless exercise.
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." (Rom. 5:1 - 2, KJV).
“THEREFORE, SINCE we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance,) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God. " (Rom. 5:1-2, AMP).
“So now, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith in his promises, we can have real peace with him because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
For because of our faith, he has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has had in mind for us to be.” (Rom. 5:1-2, AMP).
“But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior;
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." (Titus 3:4-7, KJV).
There   is   no   message that   is  as clear as this, to anyone   that loves the truth and fears God
This   is   the   people   the  word of God  is also sent  to and not to dogs.
Beware of dogs.
A dog does not appreciate good things . So do not give any good thing to a dog, it will trample it under foot.
“FOR THE rest, my brethren, delight yourselves in the Lord and continue to rejoice that you are in Him. To keep writing to you [over and over] of the same things is not irksome to me, and it is [a precaution] for your safety.
Look out for those dogs [Judaizers, legalists], look out for those mischief-makers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.
For we [Christians] are the true circumcision, who worship God in spirit and by the Spirit of God and exult and glory and pride ourselves in Jesus Christ, and put no confidence or dependence [on what we are] in the flesh and on outward privileges and physical advantages and external appearances." (Phil. 3:1-3, AMP).
 "Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent." (Acts 13:26, KJV).
If we are blessed with a vindicated Apostle of God  and not man made one, we that believe in Him must be sanctified by the faith that is in Him.
Before he appeared on the   scene,   that   faith   was lacking on the land. But if anyone for any reason at all refuses this message, he is lost eternally!
"Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." (Acts 26:17-18, KJV).
" But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” (1 Cor. 1:30, KJV).
It is clear that Christ the Anointed One is our all and all. This is an irrevocable truth.
"Dear brothers, the longing of my heart and my prayer is that the Jewish people might be saved.
I know what enthusiasm they have for the honor of God, but it is misdirected zeal. For they don’t understand that Christ has died to make them right with God. Instead they are trying to make themselves good enough to gain God’s favor by keeping the Jewish laws and customs, but that is not God’s way of salvation.
They don’t understand that Christ gives to those who trust in him everything they are trying to get by keeping his laws. He ends all of that." (Rom. 10:1 - 4, LB).
It is dangerous for one to have a misdirected zeal. That   shows   that someone can he sincerely wrong.
This is why this Epistle has  become very necessary now than before to save you from  contacting dangerous influences.
Since justification is by faith in Christ, the Anointed One, the  Messiah, does  it now  mean  that we can do whatever we like and still  be saved in the end? No.
"Dearly loved friends, I had been planning to write you some thoughts about the salvation God has given us, but now I find I must write of something else instead, urging you to stoutly defend the truth that God gave once for all to his people to keep without change through the years.
I say this because some godless teachers have wormed their way in among you, saying that after we become Christians we can do just as we like without fear of God’s punishment. The fate of such people was written long ago, for they have turned against our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” ( Jude 3-4, LB).
As children of God, we  are kept together by the power of the word of God, from God's vindicated mouthpiece in our day. He is our God today as Moses was their God in the wilderness.
Please I am not saying this because I am involved. No. God forbid, I am saying it, because it is truth from God.
It  shall  then   be  our righteousness,   if  we   shall hear and obey  Him in all things.
“Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.
For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God giveth you." (Deut. 12:8-9, KJV).
"([This mention of a rest was not a reference to their entering into Canaan.] For if Joshua had given them rest, He [God] would not speak afterward about another day.
So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the [true] people of God;
For he who has once entered [God’s] rest also has ceased from [the weariness and pain] of human labors, just as God rested from those labors peculiarly His own.    (Heb. 4:8 - 10, AMP).
" For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. (Heb. 4:8 -10, KJV).
We are not left without a Leader or a Guide. He is a Son     over   His   Father’s heritage.
Remember we are transformed from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom  of His  dear Son, and He is  the  First among many brethren.
“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.”     (Deut.   18:18 - 19, KJV).
“Thus Moses said to the forefathers, The Lord God will raise up for you a Prophet from among your brethren as [He raised up] me; Him you shall listen to and understand by hearing and heed in all things whatever He tells you.
And it shall be that every soul that does not listen to and understand by hearing and heed that Prophet shall be utterly exterminated from among the people.
Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel and those who came afterwards, as many as have spoken, also promised and foretold and proclaimed these days.
You are the descendants (sons) of the prophets and the heirs of the covenant which God made and gave to your forefathers, saying to Abraham, And in your Seed (Heir) shall all the families of the earth be blessed and benefited. " (Acts 3:22 - 25, AMP).
" For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the  Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. " (Acts 3:22 - 25, KJV).
“For he must remain in heaven until the final recovery of all things from sin, as prophesied from ancient times. Moses, for instance, said long ago, ‘The Lord God will raise up a Prophet among you, who will resemble me![a] Listen carefully to everything he tells you.
Anyone who will not listen to him shall be utterly destroyed.’
“Samuel and every prophet since have all spoken about what is going on today.
You are the children of those prophets; and you are included in God’s promise to your ancestors to bless the entire world through the Jewish race—that is the promise God gave to Abraham. And as soon as God had brought his servant to life again, he sent him first of all to you men of Israel, to bless you by turning you back from your sins." (Acts 3:22 - 25, LB).

CHAPTER 5
BELIEVE it if you can, I am He.
As surely as I live all flesh must acknowledge that I am He.
Without Me appearing on the scene there will never be perfection for anybody because the law makes nothing perfect.
By the deeds of the law also, no flesh shall be made perfect.  The same    way, without us those that ran this race before and ahead of us will not be made perfect.
"And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.” (Heb. 11:39-40, KJV).
"For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God." (Heb. 7:19, KJV).
There is an altar made by God where those who are seeking salvation,    by continuing in Moses' Laws cannot be helped at all.
"We have an altar—the cross where Christ was sacrificed—where those who continue to seek salvation by obeying Jewish laws can never be helped."     (Heb. 13:10, LB).
If after   reading this epistle which I have written with my own hands, you still wish to continue romancing with the laws of Moses, let it be known to you that you are eternally lost.
The    salvation    God promised us has reached us,  because the obstacle which is the law has been removed for us forever.
We are no longer in doubt as to whether we shall  be saved in the end or not, we can publish it wide that we are the saved of this dispensation.
"Now we can look forward to the salvation God has promised us. There is no longer any room for doubt, and we can tell others that salvation is ours, for there is no question that he will do what he says." (Heb. 10:23, LB).
 Please, I warn you to be careful that you do not sin against God deliberately by denying your Saviour in this age, for this will be an unpardonable sin.
Secondly, do not sin against the Body by corrupting it with false doctrines, or else God will destroy you.
"Do you not discern and understand that you [the whole church at Corinth] are God’s temple (His sanctuary), and that God’s Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also individually]?
If anyone does hurt to God’s temple or corrupts it [with false doctrines] or destroys it, God will do hurt to him and bring him to the corruption of death and destroy him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that [temple] you [ the believing church and its individual believers] are.
Let no person deceive himself. If anyone among you supposes that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool [let him discard his worldly discernment and recognize himself as dull, stupid, and foolish, without true learning and scholarship], that he may become [really] wise." (1 Cor. 3i 16-18, AMP).
You have been justified by the faith that is in Me. 
So    do    not    allow anybody   spoil   you   again with vain ideology     or        philosophy.
May the grace of God abide with you till eternity.
God bless you all. Selah. 
EPISTLE 5
THE LAW HAS BEEN ABOLISHED

 CHAPTER 1

 DEARLY beloved, I am not writing to you as would to unbelievers but I am just reminding you of these salient messages that formed the bedrock of our Christian faith.
As Christians, we are no longer guided by the laws of the        Old Testament. Although they are still in the Bible, like any other fulfilled passages.
The prophecy of  the birth   of   our   Lord  Jesus Christ, His birth, His death and resurrection,  etc,   are still there in the Bible.
I wish to use just few verses of  the  Holy Scriptures, to stir up a pure mind in you so that you will not listen to old women’s fables that are being peddled about by enemies of the Cross of Christ.
How did the world come about the law?
“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17 KJV)
“And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.
The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire, "   (Deut.   5:1   -  4, KJV).
“When God had finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him the two stone tablets on which God Himself had written the commandments. " (Exo. 31: 18, GNB).
No doubt that God Himself Who is the Lawgiver was the One who wrote the laws and handed them over to Moses to pass on to the people of Israel.
 These laws were strictly      meant to be observed by the Jews as a nation and no other nation.
 Let us scripturally examine  the essence or purpose of the laws within the context of the Christian faith which we now possess.
 This is very necessary because, many so-called Christians do not know when they are practising Judaism instead of Christianity.
This is very hard to believe, but it is true. The same way people can worship the devil ignorantly, even in the Churches, thinking they are worshiping Jesus Christ.
Many find it very difficult to     notice   the separating line between the Old Testament Order and the New Testament Order, because the Old Testament overlapped   into   the   New Testament.  This is because Christ was born a Jew and lived under the Jewish laws.
"But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” (Gal. 4:4 - 6, KJV).
" But when the right time came, the time God decided on, He sent his Son, born of a woman, born as a Jew, to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law so that He could adopt us as his very own sons.
And because we are his sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, so now we can rightly speak of God as our dear Father.” (Gal. 4:4 - 6, LB).
This was why He was able to start with the Law, the Prophets   and   Psalms and expounded all the Scriptures that were written about Him.
"Then He said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory?
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” (Luke 24:25 - 27, KJV).
“And [Jesus] said to them, O foolish ones [sluggish in mind, dull of perception] and slow of heart to believe (adhere to and trust in and rely on) everything that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary and essentially fitting that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer all these things before entering into His glory (His majesty and splendor)?
Then beginning with Moses and [throughout] all the Prophets, He went on explaining and interpreting to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning and referring to Himself. (Luke 24:25 - 27, AMP).
As  a Jew, it was His common practice to go to the Temple or   Synagogue every Sabbath day, as it was the custom of the Jews.
He   observes   all   the Jewish Laws and ceremonies until the time for His own Ministry came up and then He started propagating His own   doctrines which were very strange to the Jews.
It was because of this practice that many people still   hold   on   to   Sabbath days, and   the   keeping   of Moses'   Laws.   Some   even quote what Christ said that He did not come to break the Law but to fulfill it.
But the Scripture recorded that Christ   is the end of the Law and of the prophets.
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth." (Rom. 10:4, KJV).
Let us   examine very critically the essence of the Law in our day, because we must recognize our day and its message.
"So the judgment of God lies very heavily upon the Jews, for they are responsible to keep God’s laws instead of doing all these evil things; not one of them has any excuse; in fact, all the world stands hushed and guilty before Almighty God.
Now do you see it? No one can ever be made right in God’s sight by doing what the law commands. For the more we know of God’s laws, the clearer it becomes that we aren’t obeying them; His laws serve only to make us see that we are sinners. "    (Rom. 3:19-20,LB).
“The Ten Commandments were given so that all could see the extent of their failure to obey God’s laws. But the more we see our sinfulness, the more we see God’s abounding grace forgiving us.
Before, sin ruled over all men and brought them to death, but now God’s kindness rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom. 5:20-21,LB).
“Well then, am I suggesting that these laws of God are evil? Of course not! No, the law is not sinful, but it was the law that showed me my sin. I would never have known the sin in my heart—the evil desires that are hidden there—if the law had not said, “You must not have evil desires in your heart.”
But sin used this law against evil desires by reminding me that such desires are wrong, and arousing all kinds of forbidden desires within me! Only if there were no laws to break would there be no sinning.
That is why I felt fine so long as I did not understand what the law really demanded. But when I learned the truth, I realized that I had broken the law and was a sinner, doomed to die.
So as far as I was concerned, the good law which was supposed to show me the way of life resulted instead in my being given the death penalty. Sin fooled me by taking the good laws of God and using them to make me guilty of death.” "(Rom. 7: 7-11,LB).
“But the fact of the matter is this: when we try to gain God’s blessing and salvation by keeping his laws we always end up under his anger, for we always fail to keep them. The only way we can keep from breaking laws is not to have any to break!” "(Rom. 4: 15,LB).
These scriptures clearly showed us that the law only condemn us of sin, it does not play any role in our salvation.
Because as long as it exist, all mankind will stand utterly guilty before God.
The second lesson is that nobody is able to keep the Law. But if any tries to keep it, he will end it all incurring God’s anger.
How many of you will like to incur God’s anger? If one succeeds in keeping the Laws, he will end it all in death. Which is what we are trying to avoid.
Anybody God wants to save, He will help the person to see the new and living way, that is consecrated for us, which has made our salvation possible.
“But whenever anyone turns to the Lord from his sins, then the veil is taken away." (2 Cor. 3:16, LB).
"Well then, why were the laws given? They were added after the promise was given, to show men how guilty they are of breaking God’s laws. But this system of law was to last only until the coming of Christ, the Child to whom God’s promise was made. (And there is this further difference. God gave his laws to angels to give to Moses, who then gave them to the people;
But when God gave his promise to Abraham, He did it by Himself alone, without angels or Moses as go-betweens.) Well then, are God’s laws and God’s promises against each other? Of course not! If we could be saved by His laws, then God would not have had to give us a different way to get out of the grip of sin—for the Scriptures insist we are all its prisoners. The only way out is through faith in Jesus Christ; the way of escape is open to all who believe him.
Until Christ came we were guarded by the law, kept in protective custody, so to speak, until we could believe in the coming Savior.
Let me put it another way. The Jewish laws were our teacher and guide until Christ came to give us right standing with God through our faith. But now that Christ has come, we don’t need those laws any longer to guard us and lead us to him.
For now we are all children of God through faith in Jesus Christ,"  (Gal. 3:19-26, LB).                     
Once a Guide guides a person to   his   destination, the mission of the Guide is accomplished.  He can now go away.
The Law was our guide to lead us to Christ. Now that Christ has come we have no need of the Law again. We can now look unto Christ
But unfortunately, people still hold Christ with the left hand and Moses on the right hand. Can a man serve two masters at the same time? Surely, he cannot be faithful to both of them at the same time. He must please one and displease the other.
Whoever that is going by the   deeds   of the   Law today can never please God. In fact it is a complete denial of Christ. You are either Moses’ disciple or you are Christ's disciple. You cannot be both.
This was the picture we saw in Jerusalem, where Peter and his brethren compromised their conscience for few of the Jews and even compelled Paul to do so.
"Before you Gentiles knew God you were slaves to so-called gods that did not even exist. And now that you have found God (or I should say, now that God has found you), how can it be that you want to go back again and become slaves once again to another poor, weak, useless religion of trying to get to heaven by obeying God’s laws?' (Gal. 4:8 - 9, LB).
“Yes, the old system of priesthood based on family lines was cancelled because it didn’t work. It was weak and useless for saving people. It never made anyone really right with God. But now we have a far better hope, for Christ makes us acceptable to God, and now we may draw near to Him.” (Heb.7:18-19,LB).
 “The old rule, then, is set aside, because it was weak and useless. For the Law of Moses could not make anything perfect.  And now a better hope has been provided through which we come near to God.” (Heb. 7:18-19, GNB).
“For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. (Heb. 7:18-19, KJV).

CHAPTER 2
THE Spirit of Truth Who wrote the Law with His own hand, found fault with the Law and with His own hand cancelled the Law, removed it out of the way forever, because it was no longer serving any useful purpose.
Since   it   cannot   save anybody, why do people lay great emphasis in its observance?
Surely they want to be famous and popular among the world, as hard preachers of the Law of Moses and also be the people that fight against indiscipline in the society.
No wonder people love such preachers. Those preachers never suffer persecution at all, because their message is never offensive.
“The old agreement didn’t even work. If it had, there would have been no need for another to replace it.
But God himself found fault with the old one, for He said, “The day will come when I will make a new agreement with the people of Israel and the people of Judah.
This new agreement will not be like the old one I gave to their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt. They did not keep their part in that agreement, so I had to cancel it. (Heb.  8:7-9, LB).
“After Christ said this about not being satisfied with the various sacrifices and offerings required under the old system, He then added, “Here I am. I have come to give my life.”He cancels the first system in favor of a far better one." (Heb. 10:8 - 9, LB).
Every true elect of God knows by personal revelation that Christ came and put an end to Moses' Laws and its moral demands.
I am not preaching morality but I am preaching Christianity.  For    one    is opposed to the other. This is why a very high morally upright   person   does   not acknowledge he is a sinner that needs repentance.
"But now you belong to Christ Jesus, and though you once were far away from God, now you have been brought very near to Him because of what Jesus Christ has done for you with His blood.
For Christ Hmself is our way of peace. He has made peace between us Jews and you Gentiles by making us all one family, breaking down the wall of contempt that used to separate us.
By His death He ended the angry resentment between us, caused by the Jewish laws which favored the Jews and excluded the Gentiles, for He died to annul that whole system of Jewish laws. Then He took the two groups that had been opposed to each other and made them parts of Himself; thus He fused us together to become one new person, and at last there was peace.
As parts of the same body, our anger against each other has disappeared, for both of us have been reconciled to God. And so the feud ended at last at the cross." (Eph. 2:13 - 16, LB).
" But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us ;
Having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in Himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
And that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby. (Eph. 2:13 - 16, KJV).
“You were at one time spiritually dead because of your sins and because you were Gentiles without the Law. But God has now brought you to life with Christ. God forgave us all our sins;
He cancelled the unfavourable record of debts with its binding rules and did away with it completely by nailing it to the cross.
And on that cross Christ freed Himself from the power of the spiritual rulers and authorities; he made a public spectacle of them by leading them as captives in his victory procession.
So let no one make rules about what you eat or drink or about holy days or the New Moon Festival or the Sabbath. All such things are only a shadow of things in the future; the reality is Christ.
Do not allow yourselves to be condemned by anyone who claims to be superior because of special visions and who insists on false humility and the worship of angels. For no reason at all, such people are all puffed up by their human way of thinking and have stopped holding on to Christ, who is the head of the body.
Under Christ's control the whole body is nourished and held together by its joints and ligaments, and it grows as God wants it to grow"    (Col. 2:13 - 19, GNB).
“You were dead in sins, and your sinful desires were not yet cut away. Then he gave you a share in the very life of Christ, for He forgave all your sins, and blotted out the charges proved against you, the list of His commandments which you had not obeyed.
He took this list of sins and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ’s cross. In this way God took away Satan’s power to accuse you of sin, and God openly displayed to the whole world Christ’s triumph at the cross where your sins were all taken away.
So don’t let anyone criticize you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating Jewish holidays and feasts or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. For these were only temporary rules that ended when Christ came. They were only shadows of the real thing—of Christ Himself.
Don’t let anyone declare you lost when you refuse to worship angels, as they say you must. They have seen a vision, they say, and know you should. These proud men (though they claim to be so humble) have a very clever imagination.
But they are not connected to Christ, the Head to which all of us who are his body are joined; for we are joined together by His strong sinews, and we grow only as we get our nourishment and strength from God." (Col. 2:13 - 19, LB).
Can the Scripture tell lies? If your answer is 'No', then   the Laws   of   Moses have no rule over us, as we are Christians who Christ has saved.
He has made it impossible for Satan or anybody or any agent of Satan to accuse us of sin again, because we have been discharged and acquitted from sin.
The penalty was paid once and for all. And all we need is to accept the free offer of salvation by trusting and   confiding   in the cross of Christ alone.
This is a very serious matter because the   life   of your soul is at stake. This is why you must listen to this warning.
 “Therefore let no one sit in judgment on you in matters of food and drink or with regard to a feast day or a new moon or a Sabbath. Such (things) are only the shadow of things that are to come and they have only a symbolic value. But the reality (the substance, the solid fact of what is foreshadowed the body of it) belongs to Christ.
Let no one defraud you by acting as an umpire and declaring you unworthy and disqualifying you for the prize, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, taking his stand on visions (he claims) he has seen. Vainly puffed up by his sensuous notions and inflated by his unspiritual thought and fleshly conceit.
And not holding fast to the Head from whom the entire body, supplied and knit together by means of its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.
If then you have died with Christ to material ways of looking at things and have escaped from the world’s crude and elemental notions and teachings of externalism, why do you live as if you still belong to the world? (why do you submit to rules and regulations? – such as) Do not handle (this), Do not taste (that), Do not even touch (them).
Referring to things all of which perish with being used. To do this is to follow human precepts and doctrines. Such (practices) have indeed the outward appearance (that popularly passes) for wisdom, in promoting self-imposed rigor of devotion and delight in self- humiliation and severity of discipline of the body, but they are of no value in checking the indulgence of the flesh (the lower nature). (Instead, they do not honour God but serve only to indulge the flesh.” (Col. 2:16-23, AMP).
 “So don't let anyone criticize you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating Jewish holidays and feasts or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. For these were only temporary rules that ended when Christ came. They were only shadows of the real thing—of Christ Himself.
Don't let anyone declare you lost when you refuse to worship angels, as they say you must. They have seen a vision, they say, and know you should. These proud men (though they claim to be so humble) have a very clever imagination. But they are not connected to Christ, the Head to which all of us who are His body are joined; for we are joined together by his strong sinews, and we grow only as we get our nourishment and strength from God.
Since you died, as it were, with Christ and this has set you free from following the world's ideas of how to be saved—by doing good and obeying various rules—why do you keep right on following them anyway, still bound by such rules as not eating, tasting, or even touching certain foods?
Such rules are mere human teachings, for food was made to be  eaten and used up. These rules may seem good, for rules of this kind require strong devotion and are humiliating and hard on the body, but they have no effect when it comes to conquering a person's evil thoughts and desires. They only make him proud.” (Col. 2:16—23, LB).

CHAPTER 3
EVEN if a man keeps the Laws his sinful desires will never leave him. Even in the Old Testament, where people tried to keep it, their consciences were not freed from sin.
Keeping the Laws makes a person proud and even promotes sinful habits, because the flesh is never at rest.
You have passed through the rigors,   where many of you nearly died, while fasting and praying. In spite of the fasting and praying, sinful desires remained there.
Hence people were lusting and masturbating from time to time. The law is useless to Christians.
   “But certain individuals have missed the mark on this very matter [and] have wandered away into vain arguments and discussions and purposeless talk.
 They are ambitious to be doctors of the Law (teachers of the Mosaic ritual), but they have no understanding either of the words and terms they use or of the subjects about which they make [such] dogmatic assertions.
Now we recognize and know that the Law is good if anyone uses it lawfully [for the purpose for which it was designed]. Knowing and understanding this, that the Law is not enacted for the righteous (the upright and just, who are in right standing with God), but for the lawless and unruly, for the ungodly and sinful, for the irreverent and profane, for those who strike and beat and [even] murder fathers and strike and beat and [even] murder mothers, for manslayers.
[For] impure and immoral persons, those who abuse themselves with men, kidnapers, liars, perjurers—and whatever else is opposed to wholesome teaching and sound doctrine As laid down by the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.   (1 Tim. 1:6 -11, AMP).
"From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling. Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
For  whoremongers,  for  them that  defile themselves with mankind, for men stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine. According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.’’  (1 Tim. 1:6 — 11, KJV).
“But these teachers have missed this whole idea and spend their time arguing and talking foolishness. They want to become famous as teachers of the laws of Moses when they haven’t the slightest idea what those laws really show us.
Those laws are good when used as God intended. But they were not made for us, whom God has saved, they are for sinners who hate God, have rebellious hearts, curse and swear, attack their fathers and mothers, and murder.
Yes, these laws are made to identify as sinners all who are immoral and impure, homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, and all others who do things that contradict the glorious Good News of our blessed God, whose messenger I am." (1 Tim. 1:6 — 11, LB).
Brother Timothy was left in Ephesus for purpose of stopping such evil teachers, that would try to upset the faith of the believers with Moses’ Law."
“For there are many disorderly and unruly men who are idle (vain, empty) and misleading talkers and self-deceivers and deceivers of others. [This is true] especially of those of the circumcision party [who have come over from Judaism].
Their mouths must be stopped, for they are mentally distressing and subverting whole families by teaching what they ought not to teach, for the purpose of getting base advantage and disreputable gain.  (Tit.-1:10-11, AMP).
“For there are many who refuse to obey, this is especially true among those who say that all Christians must obey the Jewish laws. But this is foolish talk, it blinds people to the truth,
 And it must be stopped. Already whole families have been turned away from the grace of God. Such teachers are only after your money.” (Tit.-1:10-11, LB).
Brother Titus was also left to warn and stop such evil men who would also try to destabilize the peace of the brethren with their destructive teachings and beliefs about the Law.
The   Law   is   good   if used as God intended. God intended the Law to serve as our guide or schoolmaster to lead us   to   Christ.   Its effectiveness or role did not cross    even a day when Christ came.
As many of us that are Christians today have been placed   in right standing with God through    what Christ has done for us who have acknowledged Him in our day.
We are all now standing in His righteousness fully wrapped. This    is why He is our righteousness. But anybody who is still outside of our circle,  he is  still  a sinner, and the Law will always do its work of telling him how sinful his actions are.
“And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called, and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being].
What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]
He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect [when it is] God Who justifies [that is, Who puts us in right relation to Himself? Who shall come forward and accuse or impeach those whom God has chosen? Will God, Who acquits us?]
Who is there to condemn [us]? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as He intercedes for us? " (Rom. 8:30 - 34, AMP).
Every true elect of God is called and justified by God Himself not by any man.
Do not be mindful of what people are saying about you or your faith, or the Son of Man. But be very mindful of your relationship with God in your day.
Once God is pleased with you, all is well with you. On this note I have to warn you to stop paying attention to teachings that contradict the truth that is evidently set out before you, which is confirmed by God to be true with many signs and wonders.
"Stop listening to teaching    that    contradicts what you   know   is   right" (Prov. 19:27, LB).
"Because the Law worketh wrath, for where no Law is, there     is     no transgression   (Rom.   4:15, KJV).
Where there is no Law there is no sin. Surely the Law has been abolished.
Our fathers inherited lies and things that do not profit, due to their willful disobedience to God's words. These lies made them to follow the way of the Law instead of following the way of grace.
"O LORD,   my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit." (Jer. 16:19, KJV).
“God paid a ransom to save you from the impossible road to heaven which your fathers tried to take, and the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver as you very well know.” (1 Peter 1:18, LB).
Simply trust in Christ and He will save you from His wrath   through   your faith. This is amazing grace.
"Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you.
Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven, which things the angels desire to look into." (1 Pet. 1:9 - 12, KJV).                                 
"And your further reward for trusting Him will be the salvation of your souls.
This salvation was something the prophets did not fully understand. Though they wrote about it, they had many questions as to what it all could mean.
They wondered what the Spirit of Christ within them was talking about, for he told them to write down the events which, since then, have happened to Christ, his suffering and his great glory afterwards. And they wondered when and to whom all this would happen.
They were finally told that these things would not occur during their lifetime, but long years later, during yours. And now at last this Good News has been plainly announced to all of us.
It was preached to us in the power of the same heaven-sent Holy Spirit who spoke to them, and it is all so a strange and wonderful that even the angels in heaven would give a great deal to know more about it." (1 Pet. 1:9-12, LB).
Remain blessed in Him forever and ever. Amen.
God bless you all.
   EPISTLE 6
FORNICATION AND ADULTERY IN THE LIGHT OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

 CHAPTER 1
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways, my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isa. 55:8-9, KJV).
"And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." (Luke 16:15, KJV).
Fornication and Adultery are among the highly esteemed and magnified evil conducts in our society both in the religious and non-religious society.
To some, such misconducts   can lead the guilty person to    eternal damnation or hellfire, while to some whoever that is guilty of it in any form or shape is  the very devil himself.
No matter the way any one sees it or comments on it, it is his  or her right to express his mind or opinion as a living human being but Almighty God  has the final say on such a matter, and whenever He  speaks every other person must keep mute    and accept God's mind in such controversial issue, even when He speaks contrary to the views, ways or thoughts of such people.
"He saith   unto   them, Moses      because of the hardness of your    hearts suffered you   to put away your   wives:   but from   the beginning it  was   not  so" (Matt. 19:9, KJV).
It was the emergence of Christ  in  His  First  Advent that    corrected    the    false impression the Jews had concerning Marriage and Divorce.
To them, putting away one's wife in  the name of divorce was a normal thing, but little did they   know that it was not the perfect mind    of God from the beginning       (Genesis) of Creation.
It must take a God-sent Servant to reveal to you how        God ordained everything from the very beginning. For the purpose of the Gospel is to restore man back to the beginning before the fall of Mankind.
There are many things people assume to be right or wrong but when taken back to Genesis, the beginning of Creation; one discovers the truth of the matter without any controversy.


GENESIS
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And God     saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day" (Gen. 1:1, 31, KJV).
“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which he had made. “(Gen. 2:1 - 2, KJV).
The Holy Bible recorded very clearly that in the beginning it was God that made   heaven and all that are in it.  Everything was good and perfect.
There was perfect rest both in heaven and earth. There was nothing bad; everything was good including Lucifer whom the Bible recorded was perfect also.
“Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou was created, till iniquity was found in thee." (Eze. 28:15, KJV).
So everything was perfect, with the perfect God. There was not anything called bad or wrong or evil that existed in that perfect   kingdom of God. Why?
Because there was no Law that proclaimed anything bad or evil. Everything was good.

THE LAW REVEALED SIN
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law." (Rom. 5:13, KJV).
"(We know that it was Adam’s sin that caused this because although, of course, people were sinning from the time of Adam until Moses, God did not in those days judge them guilty of death for breaking his laws—because he had not yet given his laws to them nor told them what He wanted them to do.
So when their bodies died it was not for their own sins since they themselves had never disobeyed God’s special law against eating the forbidden fruit, as Adam had.
What a contrast between Adam and Christ who was yet to come!" (Rom. 5:13 — 14, LB).
"What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. (Rom.7:7, KJV).
That is why I felt fine so long as I did not understand what the law really demanded. But when I learned the truth, I realized that I had broken the law and was a sinner, doomed to die."  (Rom. 7:9, LB).
Children of God did not know what was called sin, which is breaking of the Law, until   the   Law   was given to Moses.
Every   child   of God lived his life by the leading of the Holy Spirit of God. It was only from the Laws of Moses that children of God heard for the first time what we now call Fornication and Adultery as a great transgression before Almighty God.
"Thou shalt not commit Adultery"      (Exo. 20:14, KJV).
"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any  thing that is thy neighbor's."    (Exo 20:17, KJV).
From the time the Law of Moses went forth against Adultery and    Fornication, whosoever  that  broke  it became a sinner before God because sin means breaking of the Law.
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." (1 John 3:3, KJV).

WHERE THERE IS NO LAW, THERE IS NO SIN.
"For the Law was given by Moses,   but   Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ (John 1:17, KJV).
"Because the Law worketh wrath: for where no Law is, there   is   no   transgression" (Rom. 4:15, KJV).
"But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died." (Rom. 7:8-9, KJV).
"But the fact of the matter is this: when we try to gain God’s blessing and salvation by keeping his laws we always end up under His anger, for we always fail to keep them. The only way we can keep from breaking laws is not to have any to break!" (Rom. 4:15, LB).

CHAPTER 2
WHAT IS SEX SIN?
WHAT people now call Fornication and Adultery which have similar meaning,—Voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to one another'—existed and was being practised here on earth before the Law of Moses.
And there was no account that anybody was condenmed to hellfire or justified because of it, for it is nothing else other than natural act that ended up in the flesh.
The account of Judah, one   of the patriarchs, in Genesis 38 reveals this truth on how men of old lived their lives.
"Judah noticed her as he went by and thought she was a prostitute, since her face was veiled. So he stopped and propositioned her to sleep with him, not realizing of course that she was his own daughter-in-law.“How much will you pay me?” she asked." (Gen. 38:15-16, LB).
One can understand from   this   passage that a man and a woman sleeping together for sexual intercourse was normal provided they agreed voluntarily to do so, there was no sin  imputed on them.
Every matured Christian should know that sexual intercourse leads to reproduction of children. This was why the two daughters of Lot went to bed with their father under the influence of alcohol only to have children through their father.
"And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay last night with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father." (Gen. 19:33-34, KJV).
This is why we have always told people to bear in mind that the end result of sexual intercourse is pregnancy, so if you are not ready to welcome pregnancy, you should steer clear from sexual intercourse for that is basically what God made it for—that is child bearing.
Another reason why we advice people to steer clear from reckless sexual intercourse is to avoid contacting dangerous diseases which can lead to the person's death.
“Young men, listen to me, and never forget what I’m about to say: Run from her! Don’t go near her house, lest you fall to her temptation and lose your honor, and give the remainder of your life to the cruel and merciless;
Lest strangers obtain your wealth, and you become a slave of foreigners. Lest afterwards you groan in anguish and in shame when syphilis consumes your body, and you say, “Oh, if only I had listened! If only I had not demanded my own way!
Oh, why wouldn’t I take advice? Why was I so stupid? For now I must face public disgrace.” (Prov, 5:7 - 14, LB).
Even in the New Testament, Saint Paul knew very well that sexual intercourse is only related to the flesh and nothing to do with   the   soul of the believer.
That was why the Church disciplined the reckless man in the Corinthian Church to torture his flesh so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
" In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." (1 Cor. 5:4-5, KJV).
It is when this natural act between man and woman is perverted through homosexualism and lesbianism that God accuses people of sodomy or sex sin.
People of Sodom and Gomorrah were guilty of sex sin      because they perverted the natural ordained way.
Lot  even  volunteered to hand over his daughters to them to satisfy their urge for sex, yet they refused and asked Lot to   provide the men in his house for perverted sexual act (homosexualism, sodomy) which is a great sin in the sight of God.
"Before the guests went to bed, the men of Sodom surrounded the house. All the men of the city, both young and old, were there. They called out to Lot and asked, Where are the men who came to stay with you tonight? Bring them out to us!
The men of Sodom wanted to have sex with them. Lot went outside and closed the door behind him. He said to them, Friends, I beg you, don't do such a wicked thing!
Look, I have two daughters who are still virgins. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do whatever you want with them. But don't do anything to these men; they are guests in my house, and I must protect them."  (Gen.   19:4 -8, GNB).
Men having sex with men is unnatural and pervasive in the   sight   of God, but men having sexual intercourse with women under voluntary agreement is natural in God's sight.
It is when people reject God   and   His   perfect will that God gives them over to practice such unnatural and perverted acts.
"Yes, they knew about Him all right, but they wouldn’t admit it or worship him or even thank Him for all His daily care. And after a while they began to think up silly ideas of what God was like and what He wanted them to do. The result was that their foolish minds became dark and confused. Claiming themselves to be wise without God, they became utter fools instead.
And then, instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they took wood and stone and made idols for themselves, carving them to look like mere birds and animals and snakes and puny men.
So God let them go ahead into every sort of sex sin, and do whatever they wanted to—yes, vile and sinful things with each other’s bodies.
Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies. So they prayed to the things God made, but wouldn’t obey the blessed God who made these things.
That is why God let go of them and let them do all these evil things, so that even their women turned against God’s natural plan for them and indulged in sex sin with each other.
And the men, instead of having normal sex relationships  with women, burned with lust for each other, men doing shameful things with other men and, as a result, getting paid within their own souls with the penalty they so richly deserved." (Rom. 1:21 - 27, LB).
This scripture fulfilled before our very eyes in this faith, when some men abandoned this faith and followed after a false Prophet, Wuyep by name, in the Church at  Dadin-Kowa into idolatry.
They saw themselves indulging in perverted sexual intercourse with each other, men with men. Even notable ministers like Ben Adiukwu, Martin Orji who have finally left this faith were deep-neck involved in such shameful acts.
The Holy Ghost condemned their evil act because it is ungodly, unnatural and full of perversion.
CHAPTERS 3
WHAT IS FORNICATION AND ADULTERY IN THE SIGHT OF GOD?
WE have taken our time to let everyone know where the Holy Bible placed sexual relationship between a man and a woman.
And we want to go further to show you the type of Fornication and Adultery which can separate the soul of a true believer from the presence of the Almighty God forever and ever.
"For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is His name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall He be called." (Isa. 54:5, KJV).
God’s people are married to God, even the jealous God, and are expected to be faithful to Him at all times because they are espoused only to one husband which is God Himself.
"For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, which I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” (2 Cor. 11:2, KJV).
God has always accused His people of being guilty of Fornication and Adultery each time they   abandon Him, the only true God and go a-whoring after strange gods.
"You have committed adultery on the tops of the mountains, for you worship idols there, deserting me. Behind closed doors you set your idols up and worship someone other than me. This is adultery, for you are giving these idols your love instead of loving me."  (Isa. 57:7 - 8, LB).
The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? She is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot. (Jer. 3:6, KJV).
"How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots houses."   (Jer.  5:7, KJV).
God has  always  held Israel guilty of Whoredom, Fornication, Adultery or Harlotry whenever they reject the true God and His true teachings.
It is only when they reject  those strange gods and   their false teachings and return fully back  to God that God pardons their iniquity completely.
“By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up." (Isa. 27:9, KJV).
From the Old Testament to the New Testament God had hated Fornication and Adultery. God frowned against Ephraim when he became guilty of it.
“Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye."  (Hos. 4:17 -  18, KJV).
In the New Testament people of God are warned to flee from idolatry, which is Fornication and Adultery in God's sight.
"Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen" (1 John 5:21, KJV).
Christians are warned never to abandon their faith and God, whoever is guilty of abandoning his faith and go  into another gospel or god or world is a Fornicator and Adulterer before God.
"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." (James 4:4, KJV).
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever." (1 John 2:15-17, KJV).
God Himself brought out His children from the kingdom of darkness, which belong to the world and Satan, into the kingdom of His Dear Son Jesus Christ.
"Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the   kingdom   of His   dear Son" (Col. 1:13, KJV).
"And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness" (1 John 5:-19, KJV).
Anytime a Christian abandons this one True God, one true faith, one true Kingdom of God, he will enter back into the kingdom of Satan which is the world and thereby partake of the fornication that is rampant in the world today.
“For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies." (Rev.18:3, KJV).
This fornication has nothing to do with a man lying with any woman. It is fellowship with a wrong group with a false teaching and a false god.
Nobody can worship God and Mammon. You cannot be with the true God in a true Church and at the same time be in a worldly false Church with Satan as god.
God   still   hates   and condemn   Fornication   and Adultery up till this present day, but the problem with people is that they err not knowing the scriptures nor the Power of God.
"Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry" (Col. 3:5, KJV).
"Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen" (1 John 5:21, KJV).
If a man has sexual affair with a woman, it does not make him a Christian.
If he does not, it does not make him a Christian.
There are too many people that avoid it, both men and women, and yet they are not Christians.
“And the person who keeps every law of God but makes one little slip is just as guilty as the person who has broken every law there is.
For the God who said you must not marry a woman who already has a husband also said you must not murder, so even though you have not broken the marriage laws by committing adultery, but have murdered someone, you have entirely broken God’s laws and stand utterly guilty before Him.
You will be judged on whether or not you are doing what Christ wants you to. So watch what you do and what you think.
for there will be no mercy to those who have shown no mercy. But if you have been merciful, then God’s mercy toward you will win out over his judgment against you."  (James 2:10-13, LB).
"For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
For He that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.    (James 2:10 -13, KJV).
 “For whosoever keeps the Law [as a] whole but stumbles and offends in one [single instance] has become guilty of [breaking] all of it.
For He Who said, You shall not commit adultery, also said, You shall not kill. If you do not commit adultery but do kill, you have become guilty of transgressing the [whole] Law.
So speak and so act as [people should] who are to be judged under the law of liberty [the moral instruction given by Christ, especially about love]. For to him who has shown no mercy the judgment [will be] merciless, but mercy [full of glad confidence] exults victoriously over judgment. " (James 2:10 — 13, AMP).
Is fornication and adultery the only thing you know as sin?
Can any of you say that you have not broken any of the law of Moses? (even telling lies for one day?
This is to confirm that by the deeds of the Law shall no   flesh   be   made   perfect before God.
The Law concludes everybody under sin, but the grace  of God  sets all that believe in Christ, and Christ alone, free.
“Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.
And by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you."  (Acts 13:38-41,KJV).
"Brothers! Listen! In this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins!
Everyone who trusts in Him is freed from all guilt and declared righteous—something the Jewish law could never do.
Oh, be careful! Don’t let the prophets’ words apply to you. For they said, ‘Look and perish, you despisers of the truth, for I am doing something in your day—something that you won’t believe when you hear it announced.’"   (Acts   13:38 -41, LB).
“So let it be clearly known and understood by you, brethren, that through this Man forgiveness and removal of sins is now proclaimed to you;
And that through Him everyone who believes [who acknowledges Jesus as his Savior and devotes himself to Him] is absolved (cleared and freed) from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the Law of Moses and given right standing with God.
Take care, therefore, lest there come upon you what is spoken in the prophets: Look, you scoffers and scorners, and marvel and perish and vanish away; for I am doing a deed in your days, a deed which you will never have confidence in or believe, [even] if someone [ clearly describing it in detail] declares it to you." (Acts 13:38 - 41, AMP).
This truth is meant for the true Elect of God only.
He is the only person that has the mind of God and will understand the meaning of the Scriptures.
The rest will not, especially the strong proponents of Moses' Laws.
I call them modern Pharisees!
God Bless You All.
 
EPISTLE 7
THE ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN

 CHAPTER 1
SOMETIMES, Christians in this faith seem to panic or to cast some doubts about their belief in this Faith whenever they are accused of sin or backsliding especially by those who have left our faith.
For this reason, I have decided to include this ugly situation in  this  Epistle so that nobody will be moved by any accusation, no matter how genuine or false it may sound, and no matter the source of the accusation.
Before I do this, you must first of all know who accuses the people of God, and what he uses as his weapon to accuse them before God.
"And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night; (Rev. 12:10, KJV).
“Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, It has happened at last, God’s salvation and the power and the rule, and the authority of His Christ are finally here; for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down from heaven onto earth—he accused them day and night before our God."  (Rev. 12:10, LB).
“Then I heard a strong (loud) voice in heaven, saying, Now it has come—the salvation and the power and the kingdom (the dominion, the reign) of our God, and the power (the sovereignty, the authority) of His Christ (the Messiah); for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out! (Rev. 12:10, AMP).
" Then (the guiding angel) showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at Joshua's right hand to be his adversary and to accuse him" (Zech. 3:1, AMP).
“Then the Angel showed me (in my vision) Joshua the High Priest standing before the Angel of the Lord; and Satan was there too, at the Angel’s right hand, accusing Joshua of many things." (Zech. 3:1, LB).
Notice that the Scriptures said that he accuses them day and night before God. In other words, he watches them all the time and specialises in finding fault with true Christians.
I have made it clear to you that God is a man and uses man as His agent.
The same way also Satan is a man and uses man as his agent. He anoints the person (a man or a woman) with his spirit to accuse you day and night.
  Satan specialises in creeping into the congregation of  God's people,  even claiming to be one of them. It will take God to notice his (Satan's) presence among his people.
Because he will religiously mix up with them so that  brethren will not even notice or suspect him or her at all.
 He will be prominent and command influence, but can never command respect. I repeat, Satan can command influence but he cannot command Respect.
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. (Job 1:6 - 7, KJV).
" One day as the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, Satan, the Accuser, came with them. “Where have you come from?” The Lord asked Satan. And Satan replied, “From earth, where I’ve been watching everything that’s going on." (Job 1.6- 7, LB).
“Now there was a day when the sons (the angels) of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan (the adversary and accuser) also came among them. And the Lord said to Satan, From where did you come? Then Satan answered the Lord, From going to and fro on the earth and from walking up and down on it.” (Job 1:6-7, AMP).
The accuser of the brethren walks up and down testing the power behind the churches and having only but one aim. This aim is to influence the children of God to displease their God by their actions and doctrines.
  He will introduce satanic life-styles into the churches so   that the Holy Ghost will be grieved out of the Church.
What does Satan use to accuse the brethren?
"The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the   Law." (1 Cor.    15:56, KJV).
For sin - the sting that causes death—will all be gone; and the law, which reveals our sins, will no longer be our judge." (1 Cor. 15:56, LB).
Now sin is the sting of death, and sin exercises its power [upon the soul] through [the abuse of] the Law. " (1 Cor. 15:56, AMP).
The only thing Satan has as his armour to accuse the child of God is the Law of Moses. Accept it if you can. Without the Law, sin has lost its strength as we can see from the Scriptures.
Satan knows very well that by the deeds of the Law no flesh can be saved, for no man can obey and keep the Law.
So he cashes on that to show them the list of Laws they have broken, and stand utterly   condemned   in   the sight of God.
But he (Satan) is blind to what Christ has done for us, which is the basis of our joy and boast at all times and in all situations.
“Now we know that what things so ever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin." (Rom. 3:19 - 20, KJV
As long as the Law of Moses becomes and remains effective,    you will remain guilty of sin because the Law is where Satan got his power (sin) to rule over all mankind except us, whom Christ have saved. But hear what Christ has done for us if we believe and accept Him.
"For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (Gal 3:10-13,KJV).
" And all who depend on the Law [who are seeking to be justified by obedience to the Law of rituals] are under a curse and doomed to disappointment and destruction, for it is written in the Scriptures, Cursed (accursed, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment) be everyone who does not continue to abide (live and remain) by all the precepts and commands written in the Book of the Law and to practice them.
Now it is evident that no person is justified (declared righteous and brought into right standing with God) through the Law, for the Scripture says, The man in right standing with God [the just, the righteous] shall live by and out of faith and he who through and by faith is declared righteous and in right standing with God shall live.
But the Law does not rest on faith [does not require faith, has nothing to do with faith], for it itself says, He who does them [the things prescribed by the Law] shall live by them [not by faith].
Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified); " (Gal. 3:10 — 13, AMP).
"Yes, and those who depend on the Jewish laws to save them are under God’s curse, for the Scriptures point out very clearly, ‘Cursed is everyone who at any time breaks a single one of these laws that are written in God’s Book of the Law.’
Consequently, it is clear that no one can ever win God’s favor by trying to keep the Jewish laws because God has said that the only way we can be right in his sight is by faith. As the prophet Habakkuk says it, ‘The man who finds life will find it through trusting God.’
How different from this way of faith is the way of law, which says that a man is saved by obeying every law of God, without one slip.
But Christ has bought us out from under the doom of that impossible system by taking the curse for our wrong doing upon himself.
For it is written in the Scripture, ‘Anyone who is hanged on a tree is cursed’ (as Jesus was hung upon a wooden cross.” (Gal. 3:10-13, LB).
"You were dead in sins, and your sinful desires were not yet cut away. Then he gave you a share in the very life of Christ, for he forgave all your sins,
And blotted out the charges proved against you, the list of his commandments which you had not obeyed. He took this list of sins and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ’s cross.
In this way God took away Satan’s power to accuse you of sin, and God openly displayed to the whole world Christ’s triumph at the cross where your sins were all taken away. (Col. 2:13 - 15, LB).
Christ's  death on the cross is the only price, God required for our acquittal from the condemnation of the Law  and of sin. There He made it impossible for Satan to accuse His children of sin, by destroying the Law, which is the power and source of sin.
If you   still   tremble when people accuse you of sin, it is a sure sign that you never believed and acknowledge what Christ has done for you.
 When you believe, there is going to be a performance of that which God has promised and written very clearly in His word.
But   if you do not believe, you cannot be a beneficiary of His gracious provisions for all that believe.

CHAPTER 2
HOW did these hopeless and silly Laws come to the Gentiles? They came through suggestion and wrong influence from the so-called Jewish Christians who insisted that Christians must observe Moses' Laws
“And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as He did unto us. And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
Simeon hath declared how God at the beginning did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for His name. And to this agree the words of the prophets, as it is written,
After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world.
Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God. But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day; (Acts 15:7-21 KJV)
“At the meeting, after long discussion, Peter stood and addressed them as follows: “Brothers, you all know that God chose me from among you long ago to preach the Good News to the Gentiles so that they also could believe.
God, who knows men’s hearts, confirmed the fact that He accepts Gentiles by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He gave Him to us. He made no distinction between them and us, for He cleansed their lives through faith, just as He did ours.
 And now are you going to correct God by burdening the Gentiles with a yoke that neither we nor our fathers were able to bear? Don’t you believe that all are saved the same way, by the free gift of the Lord Jesus?”
There was no further discussion, and everyone now listened as Barnabas and Paul told about the miracles God had done through them among the Gentiles.
When they had finished, James took the floor. “Brothers,” he said, “listen to me.
Peter has told you about the time God first visited the Gentiles to take from them a people to bring honor to His Name. And this fact of Gentile conversion agrees with what the prophets predicted. For instance, listen to this passage from the prophet Amos:
‘Afterwards’ (says the Lord, ‘I will return and renew the broken contract with David, so that Gentiles, too, will find the Lord—all those marked with my name. That is what the Lord says, who reveals his plans made from the beginning.
 “And so my judgment is that we should not insist that the Gentiles who turn to God must obey our Jewish laws, except that we should write to them to refrain from eating meat sacrificed to idols, from all fornication, and also from eating unbled meat of strangled animals.
For these things have been preached against in Jewish synagogues in every city on every Sabbath for many generations.” (Acts 15:7 - 21, LB)
"And after there had been a long debate, Peter got up and said to them, Brethren, you know that quite a while  ago God made - a choice,  or  selection  from among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the message of  the gospel (concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the Kingdom  of God)  and believe (credit and place their confidence in it).
And God, who is acquainted with and understands the heart, bore witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit as He also did to us.  And He made   no difference   between us and them, but cleansed their hearts by faith (by a strong and welcome conviction that whom we obtain eternal salvation in the Kingdom of God).
Now then, why do you try to test God by putting a yoke   on   the   neck   of the disciples, such as neither our forefathers nor we (ourselves) were able to endure?
 But we believe that we are saved through the grace (the   undeserved favor and mercy) of the Lord Jesus, just as they (are).
Then the whole assembly remained silent, and they listened (attentively) as Barnabas and Paul rehearsed what signs and wonders God had performed through them among the Gentiles.
When they had finished talking, James replied, Brethren, listen to me.
Simeon (Peter) has rehearsed how God first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people (to bear and honor) His name. And with this the predictions of the prophets agree, as it is written.
  After this I will come back, and will rebuild the house of David, which has fallen; I will rebuild its (very) ruins, and I will set it up again. So that the rest of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles upon whom My name has been invoked, Says the Lord, who has been making these things known from the beginning of the world.
Therefore it is my opinion that we should not put obstacles in the way of and annoy and disturb those of the Gentiles who turn to God.  But we should send word to them in writing to abstain from and avoid anything that has been polluted by being offered to idols, and all sexual impurity, and (eating meat of animals) that has been strangled, and (tasting of) blood.
  For from ancient generations Moses has had his preachers in every town, for he   is   read   (aloud) every Sabbath in  the synagogues”  (Acts 15:17-21, AMP). 
Peter had already finished the matter by telling them not to trouble Christians with the Laws of Moses, that even they the Gentiles will be saved by the grace of Christ, and not by the laws of Moses.
James stood up because he wanted to be heard, and confirmed what Peter said to be perfect, and even quoting scriptures to support it
 James   finally made a suggestion   that   the   Gentile Churches   should   be   given three Laws only instead of ten or more.
Why must they be given only three and   not all?   Is there disparity in keeping the Laws of God? Are there some meant to keep all, and some to keep few? What was James' reason for his suggestion?
Notice what was said in verse 21. That Moses' Laws were being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day. The Jews lays great emphasis on their Laws.
He did not say that God told  him  or that  the  Holy Spirit commanded him to say so. His suggestion pleased the rest of the Apostles, who have already compromised their faith, because of fear of persecution from the hands of the Jews and legalists at Jerusalem.
This was why they influenced Paul to recant his faith when he came to Jerusalem with Timothy. Before he left for Jerusalem, fear gripped him  and   he circumcised  an adult, contrary  to  his  faith  and conscience for fear of  the Jews.
“Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek. Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.
Him would Paul have to go forth with him, and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters, for they knew all that his father was a Greek.”(Acts 16:1 -3.KJV).
Paul and Silas went first to Derbe and then on to Lystra where they met Timothy, a believer whose mother was a Christian Jewess, but his father a Greek.
Timothy was well thought of by the brothers in Lystra and Iconium, so Paul asked him to join them on their journey. In deference to the Jews of the area, he circumcised Timothy before they left, for everyone knew that his father was a Greek and hadn’t permitted this before." (Acts 16:1 - 3, LB).
When he finally got to Jerusalem, the Elders there including Peter started panicking because of their fellow Christian Jews.
They compelled Paul to go to the temple with a turtle dove to perform the act of purification according to Moses' Law so that he would not be lynched by the Jews. So Paul of all Pauls compromised in order to save his life.
"The second day Paul took us with him to meet with James and the elders of the Jerusalem church. After greetings were exchanged, Paul recounted the many things God had accomplished among the Gentiles through his work.
They praised God but then said, “You know, dear brother, how many thousands of Jews have also believed, and they are all very insistent that Jewish believers must continue to follow the Jewish traditions and customs.
Our Jewish Christians here at Jerusalem have been told that you are against the laws of Moses, against our Jewish customs, and that you forbid the circumcision of their children.
Now what can be done? For they will certainly hear that you have come. “We suggest this: We have four men here who are preparing to shave their heads and take some vows.
Go with them to the Temple and have your head shaved too, and pay for theirs to be shaved. Then everyone will know that you approve of this custom for the Hebrew Christians and that you yourself obey the Jewish laws and are in line with our thinking in these matters.
“As for the Gentile Christians, we aren’t asking them to follow these Jewish customs at all—except for the ones we wrote to them about: not to eat food offered to idols, not to eat unbled meat from strangled animals, and not to commit fornication.”
So Paul agreed to their request and the next day went with the men to the Temple for the ceremony, thus publicizing his vow to offer a sacrifice seven days later with the others. The seven days were almost ended when some Jews from Turkey saw him in the Temple and roused a mob against him.
They grabbed him, yelling, “Men of Israel! Help! Help! This is the man who preaches against our people and tells everybody to disobey the Jewish laws. He even talks against the Temple and defiles it by bringing Gentiles in.”
(For down in the city earlier that day, they had seen him with Trophimus, a Gentile from Ephesus in Turkey, and assumed that Paul had taken him into the Temple.)
The whole population of the city was electrified by these accusations and a great riot followed. Paul was dragged out of the Temple, and immediately the gates were closed behind him. As they were killing him, word reached the commander of the Roman garrison that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.” (Acts 21:18 -31,LB).
The same persecution he was   trying to avoid, had finally befallen him. My aim is to show you how those Laws came to the Gentiles. God did not give them even one.
 As a result of this influence, Paul lost   his conviction. He could no longer realise that he was given a ministry to the uncircumcised (the Gentiles), while Peter was sent to the circumcised (the Jews).
He got things muddled up and all his old experiences, as a Pharisee and a teacher of Moses' Law came back. That was why he even gave the early Gentile churches more Laws than the Apostles in Jerusalem gave them, and also turned round  asking them to ignore them.
Hear what God (the Lawgiver)   said about these hopeless   and   silly laws of Moses, the Jews adopted.
"But I took a solemn oath against them while they were in the wilderness that I would scatter them, dispersing them to the ends of the earth because they did not obey my laws but scorned them and violated my Sabbaths and longed for their fathers’ idols.
I let them adopt customs and laws which were worthless. Through the keeping of them they could not attain life. (Eze. 20:23 - 25,  LB).

 CHAPTER 3
FROM the scriptures, the Laws were not meant to save but to kill. Of what use is the Law that cannot give life to its practitioners?
That was the reason why God Himself abrogated the Law so that the people could be saved.  Is it any wonder why Peter was lamenting that nobody should dare give the Gentile Christians those Laws which neither them nor their fathers were able to keep?
Brethren, this is what Satan uses as his tool to accuse you. God has destroyed   it and   made   an open spectacle of it at the cross of Calvary.
"And certain men which came down from Judea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.” (Acts 15:1, KJV). 
These   men   who left Jerusalem for the Gentiles to trouble them with Moses' Laws, did they believe in Christ? Those who insisted that Christians should also observe the Laws of Moses, did they believe in Christ?
If somebody, whether Roman Catholic, says he has believed the Christian faith and insists that he must continue in his Roman Catholic practices and doctrines even when it is clear that they are against the faith of Christ, has the person believed actually the Christian faith?
This is why, without us, they can never be perfect.
"Yet I am not surprised, Satan can change himself into an angel of light, so it is no wonder his servants can do it too, and seem like godly ministers. In the end they will get every bit of punishment their wicked deeds deserve." (2 Cor. 11:14, LB).
"And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light; So it is not surprising if his servants also masquerade as ministers of righteousness. [But] their end will correspond with their deeds." (2 Cor. 11:14 - 15, AMP).
When Paul recovered from  the  shock of his experience in the hands of the so-called Christians, false brethren,   he  went   back   to Jerusalem again.
This time he went with Titus a Gentile Christian and he refused to circumcise him as he did to Timothy, because he was ready to die in defence of his faith  in  Christ this time around.
Once beaten, twice shy. He did it that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for us in its purity.
"And they did agree; they did not even demand that Titus, my companion, should be circumcised, though he was a Gentile.
Even that question wouldn’t have come up except for some so-called “Christians” there—false ones, really—who came to spy on us and see what freedom we enjoyed in Christ Jesus, as to whether we obeyed the Jewish laws or not. They tried to get us all tied up in their rules, like slaves in chains.
But we did not listen to them for a single moment, for we did not want to confuse you into thinking that salvation can be earned by being circumcised and by obeying Jewish laws."   (Gal. 2:3-5, LB).
"But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
And that because of false brethren, unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.
To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you." (Gal 2-3 - 5, KJV).
"But when Peter came to Antioch I had to oppose him publicly, speaking strongly against what he was doing, for it was very wrong.
For when he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile Christians who don’t bother with circumcision and the many other Jewish laws. But afterwards, when some Jewish friends of James came, he wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles anymore because he was afraid of what these Jewish legalists, who insisted that circumcision was necessary for salvation, would say.
And then all the other Jewish Christians and even Barnabas became hypocrites too, following Peter’s example, though they certainly knew better.
When I saw what was happening and that they weren’t being honest about what they really believed and weren’t following the truth of the Gospel, I said to Peter in front of all the others, “Though you are a Jew by birth, you have long since discarded the Jewish laws; so why, all of a sudden, are you trying to make these Gentiles obey them?
You and I are Jews by birth, not mere Gentile sinners, And yet we Jewish Christians know very well that we cannot become right with God by obeying our Jewish laws but only by faith in Jesus Christ to take away our sins.
And so we, too, have trusted Jesus Christ, that we might be accepted by God because of faith—and not because we have obeyed the Jewish laws. For no one will ever be saved by obeying them." (Gal. 2:11 - 16, LB).
These false brethren go to Church and sit down as believers, but   they do not believe anything we preach. This is why you hear from time to time that somebody has left the faith accusing us of many sins.
“They will go to church, yes, but they won’t really believe anything they hear. Don’t be taken in by people like that.
They are the kind who craftily sneak into other people’s homes and make friendships with silly, sin burdened women and teach them their new doctrines." (2 Tim. 3:5-6, LB).
Do not be disturbed by their baseless and useless accusations. It is a sure sign that they do not have the  the Spirit of God.
   As long as we  are depending on God, He will defend us for  He will speak  for us in the same way He spoke for Joshua the High Priest, when the accuser of the brethren accused him of many sins.
“Then the Angel showed me (in my vision) Joshua the High Priest standing before the Angel of the Lord; and Satan was there too, at the Angel’s right hand, accusing Joshua of many things.
And the Lord said to Satan, “I reject your accusations, Satan; yes, I, the Lord, for I have decided to be merciful to Jerusalem—I rebuke you. I have decreed mercy to Joshua and his nation, they are like a burning stick pulled out of the fire.” Joshua’s clothing was filthy as he stood before the Angel of the Lord."(Zech.3:1-3, LB).
Remember that Joshua was representing God's servant, the BRANCH who was to come. May God enrich your understanding here is my prayer.
“Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? Will God? No! He is the one who has forgiven us and given us right standing with Himself.
Who then will condemn us? Will Christ? No! For He is the one who died for us and came back to life again for us and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God, pleading for us there in heaven."  (Rom. 8:33-34, LB).' 
“Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect [when it is] God Who justifies [that is, Who puts us in right relation to Himself?
Who shall come forward and accuse or impeach those whom God has chosen? Will God, Who acquits us?]
Who is there to condemn [us]? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as He intercedes for us? “(Rom,  8:33  - 34, AMP).
“Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us." (Rom. 8:33-34, KJV).
Who can accuse the person, whom God has counted holy and righteous and has justified? If God is on our side, who can be against us? Nobody. Amen.
So keep on believing what you have been taught from the beginning. If you do, you will always be in close fellowship with both God the Father and his Son." (1 John 2:24, LB).
" First, I want to remind you that in the last days there will come scoffers who will do every wrong they can think of and laugh at the truth”'(2 Pet. 3:3, LB).
Dearly beloved of the Father, hold your faith firm and defend it with your life, if it call for it. Nothing is more precious than eternal life.
Man must talk as long as  his  mouth  is  alive.  Do not be discouraged or doubt your belief, because of what our enemies are saying about us. If these things do not   happen,   how   can   the scriptures be fulfilled?
Scoffers must appear in our day, whether we like it or not. God must permit His promises to tarry for a long time to enable scoffers and blasphemers to appear and seal their doom.
"Dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ told you, that in the last times there would come these scoffers whose whole purpose in life is to enjoy themselves in every evil way imaginable.
They stir up arguments; they love the evil things of the world; they do not have the Holy Spirit living in them.” (Jude 17-19,LB).
Our fathers were over comers and Jesus said because He   overcame we shall also overcome. He told us to fear not, because He has overcome.
He would and has given us the victory in the same way He gave our fathers.
"And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ, for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” (Rev. 12:10, KJV).
Finally, note that Satan uses men and women as his agents to accuse God's people. The accuser of our brethren is Satan and he is defeated.
“I especially need your prayers right now so that I can come back to you sooner." (Heb. 13:19, LB).
"But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner." (Heb. 13:19, KJV).
"And I beg of you [to pray for us] the more earnestly, in order that I may be restored to you the sooner." (Heb. 13:19, AMP).
"Stop listening to teaching that contradicts what you know is right.” (Prov. 19:27, LB).
Victory is ours through Christ our Lord.
God bless you all.
 
EPISTLE 8
WHY PEOPLE HATE PREACHING SALVATION BY GRACE ALONE

 CHAPTER 1
ALMOST all religious groups and associations, no matter the name they are called, preach that salvation is by grace, God's unmerited favour.
They also acknowledge that man’s righteousness is like filthy rags in the sight of God. They also turn round to preach the necessity for the observance of the Ten Commandments of God as a means of salvation after one has believed in Christ and professed His Name in baptism.
If a man earns his salvation by observing a set of rules and regulations, it is no longer grace but work and   the   person   has   good reasons to boast that he tried a lot at the end.
There    is    no    labour greater than observing rules and regulations.
The reason why people find it very difficult to rely on God's   grace alone  for their salvation is that they are not sure that grace will be sufficient for them. They are   very   much   afraid   of being disappointed   in   the end; for man does not value free gift.
"And yet we Jewish Christians know very well that we cannot become right with God by obeying our Jewish laws but only by faith in Jesus Christ to take away our sins.
And so we, too, have trusted Jesus Christ, that we might be accepted by God because of faith—and not because we have obeyed the Jewish laws. For no one will ever be saved by obeying them.”
But what if we trust Christ to save us and then find that we are wrong and that we cannot be saved without being circumcised and obeying all the other Jewish laws? Wouldn’t we need to say that faith in Christ had ruined us?
God forbid that anyone should dare to think such things about our Lord. Rather, we are sinners if we start rebuilding the old systems I have been destroying, of trying to be saved by keeping Jewish laws,
for it was through reading the Scripture that I came to realize that I could never find God’s favor by trying—and failing—to obey the laws. I came to realize that acceptance with God comes by believing in Christ.” (Gal. 2:16- 19, LB).
It is through the reading of the scriptures that anybody will be      convinced that salvation is just by grace and grace alone.
Some people avoid relying on grace of God alone because they are not prepared to absorb the shock of the cruel mockery, persecution and  harsh   resentment that often follows the message of salvation by grace alone.
"Those teachers of yours who are trying to convince you to be circumcised are doing it for just one reason: so that they can be popular and avoid the persecution they would get if they admitted that the cross of Christ alone can save.
And even those teachers who submit to circumcision don’t try to keep the other Jewish laws; but they want you to be circumcised in order that they can boast that you are their disciples.” (Gal. 6:12 -13, LB).
"Some people even say that I myself am preaching that circumcision and Jewish laws are necessary to the plan of salvation. Well, if I preached that, I would be persecuted no more—for that message doesn’t offend anyone. The fact that I am still being persecuted proves that I am still preaching salvation through faith in the cross of Christ alone. " (Gal. 5:11, LB).
Only very few preachers, called of God will stand gallantly and publish the truth of the gospel without currying for favour with the people. The Message of the cross of Christ is an offensive one and not many can bear it.
As many as will like to be  popular  with  the  world must  preach a     popular message that is widely accepted by all so as to make converts.
A real Man of God that is sure of His calling does not ask  for  disciples,  rather, He chases people back with His offensive and unbearable message which is a stumbling block to many.  Only God's people will believe Him and follow Him.
"When His disciples heard this, many of them said, This is a hard and difficult and strange saying (an offensive and unbearable message). Who can stand to hear it? [Who can be expected to listen to such teaching?]  After this, many of His disciples drew back (returned to their old associations) and no longer accompanied Him. " (John 6:60, 66, AMP).
“Jesus said to the twelve, will you also go away? (And do you too desire to leave Me?). Simon Peter answered, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the word (the message) of eternal life. And we have learned to believe and trust and (more) we have come to know (surely) that You are the Holy One of God, the Christ (the Anointed One), the Son of the living God.” (John 6:67—69, AMP).
Some refuse to preach it because they think it will pollute or demoralise the people, while some think the world will hate them if they preach that salvation is just by unmerited favour from God.
Any man with very high moral or principle should keep it to himself if he wants to be saved and should not attribute it to his salvation.
No matter how morally upright a man may think he is today, he cannot be more morally upright  than Saint Paul when he was holding tightly to the Jewish Laws thinking he was saved.
It was when his eyes were opened to the truth of the gospel of salvation that he discovered that he merely wasted his time practicing religion instead of Christianity. This illustration is  very much applicable to many today.
"For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:"  (Acts 24:5, KJV).
“For we have found him to be a troublemaker, a man who is constantly inciting the Jews throughout the entire world to riots and rebellions against the Roman government. He is a ringleader of the sect known as the Nazarenes." (Acts 24:5, LB).
"For we have found this man a perfect pest (a real plague), an agitator and source of disturbance to all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the [heretical, division-producing] sect of the Nazarenes.”(Acts 24:5, AMP).
" And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs." (Acts 21:21, KJV).
" Our Jewish Christians here at Jerusalem have been told that you are against the laws of Moses, against our Jewish customs, and that you forbid the circumcision of their children." (Acts 21:21, LB).
From the scriptures quoted above, one can see very clearly that even the Apostles were afraid of preaching that the cross of Jesus Christ alone saves.
They were preaching Christianity plus Judaism or Christ and the Law of Moses. They   were   sore   afraid   of stirring up a revolution. Can we because of fear of death shy away from declaring the whole counsel of God? No sir!

CHAPTER 2
ANOTHER group do not want people to accuse them of preaching heresy.  As a result of the simplicity of the message of grace which attaches   no burden to the believer than faith, some who are ignorant call the message heresy.
"But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets.” (Acts 24:14, KJV).
That Paul believes   the Law and the Prophets means that he studied all of them, passed  through  all  of them and is now in  a better position to tell his  opposers that he was sure and certain of his   faith   and  teachings, and  that  he  never  deceived anybody.
"For it was through reading the Scripture that I came to realize that I could never find God’s favor by trying—and failing—to obey the laws. I came to realize that acceptance with God comes by believing in Christ.” (Gal.2:19, LB).
"For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.” (Acts 20:27, KJV).
As many as have abandoned this faith because they never believed the message of grace are liars and hypocrites.
They claim they are good when they are grievous wolves. They were the people that spurned the Law and have now spurned grace. They are afraid it will make their wives, husbands, and children, go wild.
Dearly beloved brethren, anybody that goes wild as a result of the message of grace has been wild from the onset.
They were the people that were breaking the Laws of Moses secretly and come out to condemn others. Every elect of God is always giving God the glory for paying the debt we could not pay.
If not this Man who came from the opposite direction, as promised by the Almighty from the beginning, we would have died before getting to the end.
The message has made our homes Paradise on earth. You will all acknowledge the fact that those who claimed the Message is troubling their homes were never having peace in their homes even under the Law.
They were hypocritically suppressing their feelings before   brethren   and   would open up from time to time.
We are beneficiaries of God's abundant grace and we have the fruits to show the world that we are    not deceived.
"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty." (2 Pet. 1:16, KJV).
We are not surprised when such adherents of Moses’ Laws leave our Fellowship because if they belong to us, they must abide with us and enjoy God’s unmerited favour with us.
“They went out from us, but they were not of us: for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us." (1 John 2:19, KJV).
"These men belong to this world, so, quite naturally, they are concerned about worldly affairs and the world pays attention to them.
But we are children of God; that is why only those who have walked and talked with God will listen to us. Others won’t. That is another way to know whether a message is really from God; for if it is, the world won’t listen to it." (1 John 4:5 - 6, LB).
"Anyone whose Father is God listens gladly to the words of God. Since you don’t, it proves you aren’t his children." (John 8:47, LB).
" He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” (John 8:47, KJV).
God bless you all.
 
EPISTLE 9
CAN GOD CHANGE HIS MIND CONCERNING HIS WORD?

 CHAPTER 1
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isa. 55:8 - 9, KJV).
This plan of mine is not what you would work out, neither are my thoughts the same as yours! For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than yours, and my thoughts than yours." (Isa. 55:8 - 9, LB).
A lot of people in this faith teach and believe that God cannot change His mind concerning what He has uttered out of His mouth through His Prophets and even the Apostles.
My question is this; suppose God changes His mind, will you arrest Him or drag Him to court? Will that make Him double-tongued?
Can God not do everything? What then makes Him the Almighty if men can now dictate or direct Him on what to do? Has any man been His counsellor?
The truth is  that  God does  whatever  that seems right in His own eyes and not in the  eyes of men because His ways  are not our ways neither    His thoughts our thoughts.
Let us consider the validity of the following scriptures in our day.
"Jonah was very unhappy about this and became angry. So he prayed, Lord, didn't I say before I left home that this is just what you would do? That's why I did my best to run away to Spain!
I knew that you are a loving and merciful God, always patient, always kind, and always ready to change your mind and not punish. Now Lord, let me die. I am better off dead than alive.
The Lord answered, What right do you have to be angry? Jonah went out east of the city and sat down. He made a shelter for himself and sat in its shade, waiting to see what would happen to Nineveh.
Then the Lord God made a plant grow up over Jonah to give him some shade, so that he would be more comfortable. Jonah was extremely pleased with the plant. But at dawn the next day, at God's command, a worm attacked the plant, and it died.
After the sun had risen, God sent a hot east wind, and Jonah was about to faint from the heat of the sun beating down on his head. So he wished he were dead. I am better off dead than alive, he said.
But God said to him, What right do you have to be angry about the plant? Jonah replied, I have every right to be angry -- angry enough to die! The Lord said to him, This plant grew up in one night and disappeared the next; you didn't do anything for it and you didn't make it grow -- yet you feel sorry for it!
How much more, then, should I have pity on Nineveh, that great city. After all, it has more than 120,000 innocent children in it, as well as many animals!  (Jonah 4:1 -11, GNB).
God made up His mind to wipe off the city of Nineveh. The same God changed His mind and spared her, for which cause Prophet Jonah felt very bad, he knew God as a compassionate God who could change His mind very easily concerning His word.
“I had another vision from the Sovereign LORD. In it I saw him preparing to punish his people with fire. The fire burned up the great ocean under the earth and started to burn up the land.
Then I said, Stop, O Sovereign Lord How can your people survive? They are so small and weak! The Lord changed his mind again and said, This will not take place either." (Amos 7:4 - 6, GNB).
"The Lord, the God of Israel, said to me, ‘Here is a wine cup filled with my anger. Take it to all the nations to whom I send you, and make them drink from it. When they drink from it, they will stagger and go out of their minds because of the war am sending against them.’
So I took the cup from the Lord's hand, gave it to all the nations to whom the Lord had sent me, and made them drink from it. Jerusalem and all the towns of Judah, together with its kings and leaders, were made to drink from it, so that they would become a desert, a terrible and shocking sight, and so that people would use their name as a curse—as they still do.
Here is the list of all the others who had to drink from the cup: the king of Egypt, his officials and leaders; all the Egyptians and all the foreigners in Egypt.
All the kings of the land of Uz; all the kings of the Philistine cities of Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and what remains of Ashdod; all the people of Edom, Moab, and Ammon; all the kings of Tyre and Sidon; all the kings of the Mediterranean lands; the cities of Dedan, Tema, and Buz;
All the people who cut their hair short; all the kings of Arabia; all the kings of the desert tribes; all the kings of Zimri, Elam, and Media; all the kings of the north, far and near, one after another.
Every nation on the face of the earth had to drink from it. Last of all, the king of Babylonia will drink from it.
Then the Lord said to me, “Tell the people that I, the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, am commanding them to drink until they are drunk and vomit, until they fall down and cannot get up, because of the war that I am sending against them.
And if they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink from it, then tell them that the Lord Almighty has said that they will still have to drink from it.
 I will begin my work of destruction in my own city. Do they think they will go unpunished? No, they will be punished, for I am going to send war on all the people on earth. I, the Lord Almighty, have spoken.
“You, Jeremiah, must proclaim everything I have said. You must tell these people, ‘The Lord will roar from heaven and thunder from the heights of heaven. He will roar against His people; He will shout like a man treading grapes. Everyone on earth will hear Him, and the sound will echo to the ends of the earth.
The Lord has a case against the nations. He will bring all people to trial and put the wicked to death. The Lord has spoken.’
”The Lord Almighty says that disaster is coming on one nation after another, and a great storm is gathering at the far ends of the earth. On that day the bodies of those whom the Lord has killed will lie scattered from one end of the earth to the other. No one will mourn for them, and they will not be taken away and buried. They will lie on the ground like piles of manure.
Cry, you leaders, you shepherds of my people, cry out loud! Mourn and roll in the dust. The time has come for you to be slaughtered, and you will be butchered like rams. There will be no way for you to escape.
You moan and cry out in distress because the Lord in his anger has destroyed your nation and left your peaceful country in ruins.
The Lord has abandoned his people like a lion that leaves its cave. The horrors of war and the Lord's fierce anger have turned the country into a desert. '  (Jer. 25:15 -38, GNB).
"These are the Messages from the Lord to Hosea, son of Beeri, during the reigns of these four kings of Judah: Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah; and one of the kings of Israel, Jeroboam, son of Joash.
Here is the first message:The Lord said to Hosea, “Go and marry a girl who is a prostitute, so that some of her children will be born to you from other men. This will illustrate the way my people have been untrue to me, committing open adultery against me by worshiping other gods.”
So Hosea married Gomer, daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. And the Lord said, “Name the child Jezreel, for in the valley of Jezreel I am about to punish King Jehu’s dynasty to avenge the murders he committed, in fact, I will put an end to Israel as an independent kingdom, breaking the power of the nation in the valley of Jezreel.”
 Soon Gomer had another child—this one a daughter. And God said to Hosea, “Name her Lo-ruhamah (meaning ‘No more mercy’) for I will have no more mercy upon Israel, to forgive her again. But I will have mercy on the tribe of Judah. I will personally free her from her enemies without any help from her armies or her weapons.”
After Gomer had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she again conceived and this time gave birth to a son. And God said, “Call him Lo-ammi (meaning ‘Not mine’), for Israel is not mine and I am not her God.
 “Yet the time will come when Israel shall prosper and become a great nation; in that day her people will be too numerous to count—like sand along a seashore! Then, instead of saying to them, ‘You are not my people,’ I will tell them, ‘You are my sons, children of the Living God.’
Then the people of Judah and Israel will unite and have one leader; they will return from exile together; what a day that will be—the day when God will sow his people in the fertile soil of their own land again. " (Hosea 1:1 — 11, LB).
God Himself casted away Israel and said they would   not   be   His   people forever. The same God turned round to prosper them   and   finally   accepted them again.
Did   He   change   His mind or not? Can this make God to be double-tongued?
Sincere leaders and people of Israel during the time   of   Prophet   Jeremiah knew God   as   one that   can change His mind concerning His word.
"Soon after Jehoiakim son of Josiah became king of Judah, the LORD said to me, Stand in the court of the Temple and proclaim all I have commanded you to say to the people who come from the towns of Judah to worship there.
 Do not leave out anything. Perhaps the people will listen and give up their evil ways. If they do, then I will change my mind about the destruction I plan to bring on them for all their wicked deeds.
The Lord told me to say to the people, I, the Lord, have said that you must obey me by following the teaching that I gave you, and by paying attention to the words of my servants, the prophets, whom I have kept on sending to you.
You have never obeyed what they said. If you continue to disobey, then I will do to this Temple what I did to Shiloh, and all the nations of the world will use the name of this city as a curse.
The priests, the prophets, and all the people heard me saying these things in the Temple, and as soon as I had finished all that the Lord had commanded me to speak, they grabbed me and shouted, You ought to be killed for this!
Why have you said in the Lord's name that this Temple will become like Shiloh and that this city will be destroyed and no one will live in it? Then the people crowded around me.
When the leaders of Judah heard what had happened, they hurried from the royal palace to the Temple and took their places at the New Gate. Then the priests and the prophets said to the leaders and to the people, This man deserves to be sentenced to death because he has spoken against our city. You heard him with your own ears.
Then I said, The Lord sent me to proclaim everything that you heard me say against this Temple and against this city. You must change the way you are living and the things you are doing, and must obey the Lord your God. If you do, he will change His mind about the destruction that He said He would bring on you.
As for me, I am in your power! Do with me whatever you think is fair and right. But be sure of this: if you kill me, you and the people of this city will be guilty of killing an innocent man, because it is the Lord who sent me to give you this warning.
Then the leaders and the people said to the priests and the prophets, This man spoke to us in the name of the Lord our God, he should not be put to death. After that, some of the elders stood up and said to the people who had gathered,
When Hezekiah was king of Judah, the prophet Micah of Moresheth told all the people that the Lord Almighty had said, Zion will be plowed like a field; Jerusalem will become a pile of ruins, and the Temple hill will become a forest.
King Hezekiah and the people of Judah did not put Micah to death. Instead, Hezekiah honored the Lord and tried to win His favor. And the Lord changed His mind about the disaster that He said he would bring on them. Now we are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves."   (Jer.   26:1-19, GNB).
So you can  clearly see that the  elders, leaders  and people  of Israel knew quite well that God changed  His mind concerning  His  word during the  days of king Hezekiah and Micah the prophet and they never accused God nor His servants of  being double-tongued because He changed His mind concerning His word.
"The people of Israel are under the spell of idols. Let them go their own way. After drinking much wine, they delight in their prostitution, preferring disgrace to honor. They will be carried away as by the wind, and they will be ashamed of their pagan sacrifices." (Hosea 4:17 — 19, GNB).
“Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone. Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye. The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices. (Hosea 4:17-19, KJV).                           
“How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together. 
I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city."   (Hosea 11:8-9, KJV).                           
 How can I give you up, Israel? How can I abandon you? Could I ever destroy you as I did Admah, or treat you as I did Zeboiim? My heart will not let me do it! My love for you is too strong.
I will not punish you in my anger; I will not destroy Israel again. For I am God and not a mere human being. I, the Holy One, am with you. I will not come to you in anger." (Hosea 11:8-9, GNB).
"Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.” (Jer. 31:20, KJV).
  "Israel, you are my dearest son, the child I love best. Whenever I mention your name, I think of you with love. My heart goes out to you; I will be merciful.’’ (Jer. 31:20, GNB).
" And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God;
In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands:
Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt:
 Then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were , in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.
Wherefore I caused them to go out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness. And I gave them my statutes and showed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.
Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them.
But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out. Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them , flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.
Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness. But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:
I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted my Sabbaths, then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
Nevertheless I withdrew mine hand, and wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted in the sight of the heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth." (Eze.20:5-22,KJV).
"Tell them what I am saying. When I chose Israel, I made them a promise. I revealed myself to them in Egypt and told them: I am the LORD your God. It was then that I promised to take them out of Egypt and lead them to a land I had chosen for them, a rich and fertile land, the finest land of all.
I told them to throw away the disgusting idols they loved and not to make themselves unclean with the false gods of Egypt, because I am the LORD their God. But they defied me and refused to listen. They did not throw away their disgusting idols or give up the Egyptian gods.
I was ready to let them feel the full force of my anger there in Egypt. But I did not, since that would have brought dishonor to my name, for in the presence of the people among whom they were living I had announced to Israel that I was going to lead them out of Egypt.
And so I led them out of Egypt into the desert. I gave them my commands and taught them my laws, which bring life to anyone who obeys them. I made the keeping of the Sabbath a sign of the agreement between us, to remind them that I, the Lord, make them holy.
But even in the desert they defied me. They broke my laws and rejected my commands, which bring life to anyone who obeys them. They completely profaned the Sabbath. I was ready to let them feel the force of my anger there in the desert and to destroy them.
But I did not, since that would have brought dishonor to my name among the nations which had seen me lead Israel out of Egypt. So I made a promise in the desert that I would not take them to the land I had given them, a rich and fertile land, the finest land of all.
I made the promise because they had rejected my commands, broken my laws, and profaned the Sabbath -- they preferred to worship their idols.
But then I took pity on them. I decided not to kill them there in the desert. Instead, I warned the young people among them: Do not keep the laws your ancestors made; do not follow their customs or defile yourselves with their idols.
I am the LORD your God. Obey my laws and my commands. Make the Sabbath a holy day, so that it will be a sign of the covenant we made, and will remind you that I am the LORD your God.
But that generation also defied me. They broke my laws and did not keep my commands, which bring life to anyone who obeys them. They profaned the Sabbath. I was ready to let them feel the force of my anger there in the desert and to kill them all.
But I did not, since that would have brought dishonor to my name among the nations which had seen me bring Israel out of Egypt.” (Eze.20:5-22;GNB).
"For thus says the high and lofty One—He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].
For I will not contend forever, neither will I be angry always, for [if I did stay angry] the spirit [of man] would faint and be consumed before Me, and [My purpose in] creating the souls of men would be frustrated.
Because of the iniquity of his [Judah’s] covetousness and unjust gain I was angry and smote him. I hid my face and was angry, and he went on turning away and backsliding in the way of his [own willful] heart.”  (Isa. 57:15-17, AMP).
In all these Scripture quoted above, anybody who is always looking for a fault from God will surely rejoice and call God a double-tongued fellow. CHAPTER 2
IN the beginning, God gave Israel Laws forbidding them from killing their fellow human beings. A young man from Israel violated the Sabbath Law and Moses consulted God on the issue.
He, God gave instruction that the young man must be killed contrary to  the Law, which He gave His people to keep forever.
"And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the Sabbath day.
And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation. And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him.
And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.
And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses." (Num. 15:32-36, KJV).
In the case of our Lord Jesus Christ, some young men came to Him desiring to know where He was living and He told them that wild animals had their homes but He the Son of Man had nowhere to lay His head.
At another place also another set of people came to Him desiring to know His house and He took them to His house and they stayed with Him from morning till evening.
"Then John’s two disciples turned and followed Jesus. Jesus looked around and saw them following. “What do you want?” he asked them.“Sir,” they replied, “where do you live?” “Come and see,” he said.
So they went with him to the place where he was staying and were with him from about four o’clock that afternoon until the evening.” (John 1:37-39, LB).
"And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master) where dwellest thou?
He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.” (John 1:37- 39,KJV).
"And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto Him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay His head." (Luke 9:57 - 58, KJV).
  "As they were walking along someone said to Jesus, I will always follow you   no matter where you go.
  But  Jesus  replied, Remember I don't even own a place to lay my head. Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but I, the Messiah, have no earthly home at all (Luke 9:57-58, LB).
Is this action not enough to qualify Him to be called a liar and double-tongued fellow by His opponents who are always watching Him to find fault with Him?
Apostle Paul wrote to his followers that where sin abound grace abound more and more. He also said that they should not continue in sin that grace may abound.
He made them to understand that where there is no Law, there is no sin and that the Law has been abolished. He later repeated all that the Law said   and asked his followers to obey them.
Will you not call Paul a confused man? Will you not say that there are inconsistencies in his message?
  “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer there in? " (Rom. 6:1-2, KJV).
“Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.”  (Rom.   5:20, KJV).
  "Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
For we which have believed do enter into rest, as He said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world." (Heb.4: 1-3,KJV).
“For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his." (Heb. 4:8 -10, KJV).
Jesus Christ said to His disciples that it remained less than four months and harvesting of the earth (souls of men) would take place.
“Do you think the work of harvesting will not begin until the summer ends four months from now? Look around you, Vast fields of human souls are ripening all around us, and are ready now for reaping.”(John 4:35 LB).
Till today the harvest is still pending.
Saint Paul brought the catching away of the saints to the doorstep of his followers. They waited and died including Paul and rapture is still being awaited.
If you were his followers, are you sure you would not have labelled him a liar and double-tongued fellow more especially when he gave you the impression that you would fly away and also turned round to tell you that you  would  be   clothed with a new body even here on earth.
"For yet, a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.” (Heb. 10:37, KJV).
“For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thess. 4:16 -17, KJV).
" Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality." (1 Cor. 15:51-53, KJV).
" For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.” (2 Cor.5:1-4,KJV).
What can you say about Prophet Branham who many say       they believe? He prophesied about the squeeze that would come upon  the Church and also said that the Church will not pass through the Great Tribulation. Which one do we take? What did the Bible say on the matter?
He equally said repeatedly in his message ‘70 Weeks  Of Daniel,”  ‘Church repeat after me, 7 years is left for  the Jews,”   yet   in   many other     messages he said, “Church repeat after me, 3 ½ years” is left for the Jews, Daniel's people.’ Then which one do we take?
He even went further and boldly declared to his listeners that he makes dual statements on many matters to trim down the crowd. If you were present in his day you would have accused him of being a confused prophet with double-tongue.
He predicted that rapture would take place in 1977, which caused many to sell off their property. Did it fulfill?
He also predicted that it would take place in the year 2000 as we could   see his messages ‘Three Kinds of Believers,’ and ‘The Man That Can Turn On The Light.’ This year is 2001. What will his followers call him? Even those that believe in him today know this truth.
As far as I am concerned, He was and still is a vindicated man or prophet of God. Though his prophecies may tarry long, they must come to pass by and by.
What is my aim? I am trying to let all the believers in this faith know that God can easily change His mind and His programme.
He is God and takes counsel from nobody. That does not make His servants liars or double-tongued.
In my own case, you will bear me witness that from the beginning, I have told you that I am not working with Prophet Branham's predictions. I told you that all human predictions must fail.
The great question: what and what have I predicted and they failed that made me to be double-tongued? What and  what  have I promised and they never come to pass and  for  that I am  double-tongued or a liar?
Can anybody produce any evidence by way of tapes or written epistle or letters where I made such promises or predictions that failed?
Now, concerning the long awaited rapture, I have always warned that nobody should stipulate time or hour for it. I told you that God will hit the world below the belt (take the world by surprise). That we are living in an age that will terminate very abruptly.
Before the year 2000, I addressed all the churches ahead of time   because all flesh appeared to be trembling because of the Millennium Bug.
In that address, I said it was a technological problem that had a     technological solution. That if that marks the end of the world, then the Scriptures have been broken because everybody waited for 31st December, midnight, 1999.
I strongly warned everybody that the aim of our gathering was not for rapture at all. If I tell lies, your jotters and tapes will bear me witness.
As a result of fanaticism, many used newspaper publications as “Thus Saith the Lord” and lavished themselves, which I condemned in all terms.
I gave all of you a Scriptural prediction in Hosea 6:1 - 2, KJV, and it has remained my prediction till today.
“Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight." (Hosea 6:1 — 2, KJV).
I told you events that would take place even before the rapture and I never fixed any date and will never fix any until He speaks to me of a certain date.
Misconception has always marked Christ's ministry due to the fanaticism that accompanies some people.
Many ministers in this faith troubled their communities by telling them that   they   would disappear and   that   the   world would come   to   an   end   on   31st December, midnight, 1999.
Before then, I had already received reports where some Teachers and Evangelists went out and fixed dates for rapture, which they never heard from me.
These people were preaching the imagination of their hearts thereby bringing reproach to the faith. Whatever they said to their hearers they  attributed all of them to the Son of Man.
Let anybody rise up with evidence where I fixed a date for rapture or any prophetic event.   If there is  none, let every mouth be shut up till the day it will please God to call us home to Himself.

CHAPTER 3
NOW concerning those ministers who left the faith and are now enemies of the faith, I wish to speak for the first time.
Weston Fihala: All of you were aware how he went about duping brethren of many thousands of Naira and even duping widows from Church to Church.
He acknowledged his guilt before all the Elders in this faith in December 1996 and was collectively disfellowshipped from the body of Christ in accordance with our faith.
Dr. Francis Nwufoh: He was our former Pastor at Abuja. The prophecy   that brought him into the faith was heard in 1994 and he came into the faith in 1996.
He fulfilled all that the prophecy said and really helped to sponsor our publication 'Behold The Man Of Sin', and the second batch of 'Hard Truth'.
In the end of his ministry, he went out as was predicted. In 1997 ministers   meeting when all was well in the churches, I said that one of the ministers in the meeting must lift up his heels against me and that it  must  be  a Pastor.
In 1998, he became the victim thereby fulfilling the voice.
Before then in the same year, the Pastor of Dadin-Kowa Church, Andrew Sarki had collected three terrible dreams concerning Dr. Francis and he fulfilled all.
This was why they humiliated him and his money when he came to them with Weston to buy them over even with money. The testimony by Andrew Sarki on this issue  is contained in tapes.
Besides, in the house of Mr. Bawa in Jos, while I was sleeping  with him (Dr. Francis Nwufoh) in the same bed, God warned me to be very careful about him and I woke  up  and told some of our elders who were with me, my experience.
Why did he abandon the faith? I gave him instruction to go to his uncle whom he duped, and reason with him with a view to making his wrongs right in the same way  Brother Ignatius did, he agreed he would do that.
In the meeting in December 1997, in Jos, I restored all the brethren he disfellowshiped out of hatred including Brother Ignatius — the Evangelist who baptised him into the faith and so many others.
I   also warned him to stop that type of action for God's sake before many witnesses. After the meeting, we all travelled down to Onitsha together.
At the end I heard he told some members of his Church that I ridiculed and insulted him at Jos. In the same meeting at Onitsha, I warned his wife   concerning her dressing and she went to some sisters and said that I disgraced her.
Later he came to me and said that he had a dream where the Lord opened one bottle of Olive oil and poured it all upon his head and called him Son of Man.
That while they were praying in their family altar, that his wife also prophesied under the Holy Ghost anointing calling him Son of Man.
With all these things in his heart, God allowed him to go away so that all that the prophecy said about the millionaire that would join might come true. The whole Elders knew about this matter.
He went about asking people  why  they were following me, a civil servant. What were they expecting to get from a poor civil servant and one said, eternal life and he ran mad with him.
Now, he has his own Church, he should come up with his own doctrines   so that we may know what he believes. Instead of doing that, he goes about troubling us and  attacking individuals for no just cause.
This is arrant nonsense on his side. When God sends a man, he gives  him a message. What is his message as the Son of Man? Can there be two voices on the land at the same time? Who is  the vindicated Son of Man?
From this, we can see that leadership spirit was on him as   earlier   predicted   by Weston Fihala in his message titled 'Leadership'.
Ben Adiukwu: This man did not believe our faith from the very beginning. Even his Pastor in the  End-Time Message said it openly before Ben left the End-Time group.
He came into our faith because of his wife Chiamaka. If anybody is   in doubt, let him play the tape of  their marriage  in December 1995  camp meeting.   All   he   manifested, and even his departure were predicted in that tape.
His wife did not hide her feelings to the Church at Jos. She testified openly that she never believed but when Ben became serious about marrying her, then she showed interest.
He (Ben) came to Onitsha with Andrew Sarki accusing his Elders in the Church at Jos of not giving him fair hearing. He was excommunicated from the Church by his fellow Elders in the Church at Jos, because he said he was promised rapture by the Son of Man by December 1999 and it failed.
Time-Programmed Christians like him or make believers, must leave this faith by and by.
I   later   heard that  he went about saying that I used prophecy to have sexual affair with two sisters in the Church at Jos, during my meeting with them in August 1998.
He should have named the sisters and the prophecy, who made the prophecy and the venue of the act. I am sure that I did not go to Jos alone. I went with over thirty ministers from the south alone.
Besides, all the churches in the North were there. I was not given any room or private place in anybody's house. We all were staying in one open hall
I was always surrounded with ministers because they feared I might be attacked by our enemies who had already threatened to kill me in that meeting. The Police even gave us extra Mobile Police security.
I was always escorted to the bathroom, toilet and everywhere in the premises by gallant Elders including Ben  Adiukwu.
If he cannot produce the sisters that were involved, then it is his wife.                   
If husband and wife reason together to testify against a man of God so as to kill him, is it strange to you?
Andrew Sarki:  I  heard that he is working with Ben Adiukwu and that is all.
I have not heard any evil report credited to him than what  Ben  said to  him  and influenced   him out of the way.
Why did he follow Ben Adiukwu? The truth is that he fought his wife openly and dragged her and his in-laws to the law court.
I disfellowshiped him from the Church because of this act, because it was against our faith. Pastor David of Abuja Church and Pastor Elijah of the  church    at Zonkwa are my witnesses because they were in my house when Andrew came in person with this horrible report.
In short, these two Pastors dragged him out of my house.   He   had earlier taken a brother in his Church to court accusing him of stealing his farm   products and finally imprisoned him.
I frowned at his behaviour and  warned him never to do it again. I learnt that he said that I ridiculed him by asking him to plead with his Church members for forgiveness. According to him, I caused his members to look down on him.
Besides these few things, I do not know any other thing that pushed him away.
Now, before he left, there was a dream from the wife of Bishop Joe Ukpong of the   Church  at Jos  dated 1st September   1997,  where Andrew Sarki, Ben Adiukwu and Martin Orji joined Mr. Weston Fihala and were talking against the faith and the Son of Man.
The dream is still in the Church file both at Jos and Onitsha. You may collect a copy from Jos Church if you are in doubt.
Before our very eyes the dream came to pass. Who can say that there is no God in our   midst   who   can   reveal even the secrets of the heart.
I had  earlier in  1997, warned  brethren in Jos Church to steer clear  from Ben   Adiukwu  and Martin Orji. I made Martin Orji Pastor so that he would see that it is not easy to pastor a Church because he was always finding fault with the pastor of the church.
45 Martin Orji: Martin left the faith because he could not withstand the pressure mounted on him by his wife who left before him.
46 This was due to his inability to instill godly fear into his wife who said in her epistle that she did not believe the faith from the very beginning and that she deceived me by pretending that she believed because she believed that God could deceive a man.
47   I do not believe she deceived me because I made it clear and it is in tape that she believed   nothing. I instructed her husband  that the only remedy was to use 'Monday Hammer'. The tape for their wedding speaks for itself.
48    Even while we were under the Law, she never submitted to her husband for one   day.   Her husband continued bringing her reports to me orally and in writing    of   which    evidence abound in my file till today.
49   Martin was quoted as having said that he left the faith because I am double-tongued by making promise to them that never came to pass.
50  He also was quoted as saying that my doctrine caused them to become beasts in character.
51 Well, the entire Church at Jos will bear me witness.  I wrote many epistles to the Church at Jos concerning their recklessness, which Martin Orji was in the forefront.
52 I condemned their foolish behavior because that was contrary to our doctrine. They were going from house to house in the absence of their fellow brothers to force their wives to have sex with them as a sign that they believe this faith. Martin was the leader. I wrote an epistle to all the churches condemning this act.
53   He  was the one  that introduced drunkenness and even told   lies against   the Elders in Onitsha Church that they were going from house to house     drinking alcohol  after which  any brother could go to bed with any sister of his choice in a brother's room  where   they drank the wine.
54   This was  his  lifestyle, which he devised for himself. It has no place in our faith at all. So if any lived as a beast, it must be Martin Orji.
55  I have also heard that Mr. Ben Adiukwu went to Dr. Francis Nwufoh at Abuja and told him that I came to Jos Church three times in 1998  when  I preached  the message, of grace.
56 That during those visits, I asked Mrs. Ifeoma Martin to have sexual affair with me and she disgraced me. If this is true, Mrs. Ifeoma Martin would have included it in her four paged epistle, why she left the faith.  Her husband would have said it as one of his reasons also.
57 The truth is well known to all of you. I went to Jos in August   1998, with a good number of ministers during the meeting in Jos. Since that day till now, I   have never stepped my feet in Jos soil by day or by night.
58 Who then is a liar and a false accuser? What is their motive? They are campaigning for membership of   their group and nothing more than that.
59  Why are they running around Dr. Francis Nwufoh? They want his money only. They give him the impression that they are one with him but at his back they will speak evil of him.
60 Mr. Weston Fihala, was quoted as saying  that  he followed Dr. Nwufoh to see whether he could help him financially and that nothing was coming out.
61   He said the man was very stingy and for that he decided to go to the brethren in Kano with Thomas. When he got there, they gave him some money but when they discovered his hypocrisy, they also sacked him.
62    Dr. Francis Nwufoh even knows more than this. He does not even trust any of them. He knows they are after his money after all they were the ones that disgraced him during his campaign for leadership.
63   This  is  exactly  'End-Time Message Spirit', which has not left many of them.
64   Nnamdi Ogbogu:  He did not abandon the faith. He never rebelled against the faith or leadership for one day. He was the Pastor of the Church At Onitsha for about five years.
65  He was disfellowshipped from the Church by the Elders  together  with   many others because  of  wrong behaviour.
66    Some   of   them   have come back after making their wrongs   right, while   he, his wife and Mrs. Ike are yet to come back. I have not heard any adverse report from any of them where I can lay my hand and banish them from the presence of the Almighty.
67   If any has abandoned this faith, it is Mrs. Ike who has fully integrated   herself with the world in everything. And I am not shocked and nobody should be shocked at this because from the day she identified with this faith, she has been off and on in the Church.
68 She has suffered excommunication more than any other person in the Church.       
69 With her mouth she said that it would take the mighty hand of God to save her. Her problem is within her. I have done my best to save her but God has decided the whole matter at last.

CHAPTER 4
IF anybody wants to disprove me in these facts, let him do it constructively through the Elders in their Church.
I will always welcome constructive criticism; it will take one that is  out of the way of Truth, to embark on destructive criticism and campaign of calumny to run down  the  reputation  of his opponents   so   as   to   achieve their personal vendetta.
I am not numbered among such sycophants that indulge in such dastardly acts of cowardice.
I am a Christian and one that has respect and honour for God and humanity.
God Bless You All.
  EPISTLE 10
IS IT A STRANGE THING IF PEOPLE LEAVE OR ABANDON THIS FAITH?

 CHAPTER 1
EACH time we hear that someone or a family has left this faith, some of you behave as if something strange has taken place. Some even start doubting whether the Message is true or false.
This is an ungodly act and should be stopped. If somebody helped you    to come into this faith, that is God's plan for your salvation but the person who helped you may have that as his only ministry and after that he finds fault with the faith and goes out.
That is God's doing and it is perfect in His sight. Every person must stand upon his or   her   personal conviction that this faith is true and is from God.
If God is behind it, there is no way many false believers will not come in, who God will use to fulfill all dangerous prophecies and Scriptures in this Church. Remember that God specifically moulded Pharaoh of Egypt for a purpose and it was fulfilled.
In  the  Church  of God which is the house of God, not all that come in there are children of God. God's eyes are upon His own and not upon those chaff in the midst of wheat.
So long as God lives, the shuck cannot be heir with the wheat. All false brethren, no matter their positions in the body must leave the Church before the catching away of the Saints.
The Son of Man has already started separating the sheep   from   the   goats. The elect is resting on the assurance that God knows those that are His and those that are not.
"Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” (2 Tim. 2:19, KJV).
Iniquity is something you know you should not do and you go    ahead    doing  it anyhow.
“I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine." (John 10:14, KJV).
"All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37, KJV).
" No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." (John 6:44, KJV).
God knows all that belong to Him and they know also that they belong to God.
They can never perish forever because the mighty hand of God is   upholding them.
Every revival from God always come to a point where people who believed in the beginning start to abandon their beliefs and that is always the end of their ministries.
The next thing is their sudden destruction. Let us consider these Scriptures.
"Meanwhile the crowds grew until thousands upon thousands were milling about and crushing each other.
He turned now to his disciples and warned them, “More than anything else, beware of these Pharisees and the way they pretend to be good when they aren’t. But such hypocrisy cannot be hidden forever. It will become as evident as yeast in dough. (Luke 12:1-2, LB).
Jesus replied, “The truth of the matter is that you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you believe in me. But you shouldn’t be so concerned about perishable things like food.
No, spend your energy seeking the eternal life that I, the Messiah, can give you. For God the Father has sent me for this very purpose.”' (John 6:26-27, LB).
"Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for Him hath God the Father sealed." (John 6:26 - 27, KJV).
The   above Scriptures give us a picture of what follows every revival. People are bound to rush and embrace it because of signs and wonders, miracles and healings while others came seeking aid financially and for some other material gains.
As long as these things are flowing, all of them are ardent believers and   will continue to stand for  the faith.
Watch, immediately God decides to cease all these things, all these multitudes who come not because of eternal life, will start complaining of hardship. They will complain about their businesses, their family, etc, as if they were not told that believing Christ means sharing in His suffering.
These people will be the first to be discouraged because their   purpose has failed and they will label the Revival or Faith false. They cannot bear to hear the Message  of  the Messenger anymore.
But as long as milk and honey are still flowing, let the Messenger   call   them   devil, they will be happy and even balance it in the Scriptures.
"This is the Bread that came down from heaven. It is not like the manna which our forefathers ate, and yet died; he who takes this Bread for his food shall live forever. He said these things in a synagogue while He was teaching at Capernaum.
When His disciples heard this, many of them said, This is a hard and difficult and strange saying (an offensive and unbearable message). Who can stand to hear it? [Who can be expected to listen to such teaching?]
But Jesus, knowing within Himself that His disciples were complaining and protesting and grumbling about it, said to them: Is this a stumbling block and an offense to you? [Does this upset and displease and shock and scandalize you?] What then [will be your reaction] if you should see the Son of Man ascending to [the place] where He was before?
It is the Spirit Who gives life [He is the Life-giver]; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever [there is no profit in it]. The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are spirit and life.
But [still] some of you fail to believe and trust and have faith. For Jesus knew from the first who did not believe and had no faith and who would betray Him and be false to Him.
And He said, This is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless it is granted him [unless he is enabled to do so] by the Father. After this, many of His disciples drew back (returned to their old associations) and no longer accompanied Him. "(John 6:58 - 66, AMP).
"This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live forever. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it
When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples murmured at it, He said unto them, Doth this offend you?
What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where He was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray Him. And He said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
From that time many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with him." (John 6:58-66, KJV).
These people that labelled the Message an offensive and Unbearable one, were they not the ones that were milling upon one another calling Him even the Christ?                 
Jesus Christ being God knew from the onset those that believed and those that did not believe. So, to Him it was not a surprise when they left Him because He knew them to the core.
"Because of the miracles He did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration many people were convinced that He was indeed the Messiah. But Jesus didn't trust them, for He knew mankind to the core.   No one needed to tell Him how changeable human nature is" (John 2:23 – 25, LB).
And when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed in His name, when they saw the miracles which He did. But Jesus did not commit Himself unto them, because He knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man: for He knew what was in man" (John 2:23 - 25 KJV).
Before anybody leaves this faith, I must have spoken about the person even publicly or written concerning the person and also warning brethren to steer clear from the person. You are my witnesses to all these things.
I wish to make it clear to you that nobody's exit from this faith makes any impact or meaning to me. I am not depending on any man but no man can live without me.
If you like believe it, if you like call it an empty boast. You should understand this fact that nobody leaves a group of people without saying one thing or the other against them.
If you are pastoring a Church of over seven thousand souls like the Lord Jesus Christ and all of a sudden all of them left remaining only twelve, calling   your doctrine false, will you still have the courage to pastor the remaining twelve members?
In every local Church, God's people there are very few and are greatly despised. God is not interested in a large crowd that will not obey Him but in a small group that will fear and obey Him.
"For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.” (2    Tim. 4:10, KjV).
"For Demas has left me. He loved the good things of this life and went to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia." (2 Tim. 4:10, LB).
" At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.” (2 Tim. 4:16, KJV).
"The first time I was brought before the judge no one was  there  to  help  me. Everyone had run   away.   I hope that they will  not be blamed for it” (2 Tim. 4:16, LB).
  " Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words. (2 Tim. 4:14-15, KJV).
"Alexander the coppersmith has done me much harm. The Lord will punish him, but be careful of him, for he fought against everything we said.” (2 Tim. 4:14-15, LB).
  "And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go  again  and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.
And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.
And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder   one from the other: and so
Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus. And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. And he went through Syria and Cilicia confirming the Churches.’ (Acts   15:36 -41, KJV).
"Several days later Paul suggested to Barnabas that they return again  to  turkey and visit each city where they had preached before, to  see how  the  new  converts  were getting along.
Barnabas agreed,   and wanted to take along John Mark.  But Paul didn't like that idea at all, since John had deserted them in Pamphilia. Their disagreement over this was so sharp that they separated.
Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed for Cyprus, while Paul chose Silas and, with the blessing of the believers, left for Syria and Cilicia, to encourage the Churches there" (Acts 15:36 -41, LB).
From these Scriptures, any sound Christian will agree with me that Scriptures are only repeating themselves in our day.
By this we know that this faith is from God. If Barnabas could disagree with Paul who was bearing the name of God in that day even to the point of parting, why do people make unnecessary noise when people they esteem very highly leave the faith?
The person you call a Christian may be a devil in God's sight.  You judge   by outward appearance but God judges the heart.
"But the Lord said unto Samuel,  Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because l have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the lord looketh on the heart. (1 sam 16:7, KJV.)                               
 “But the Lord said to Samuel, don’t judge by a man s face or height, for this is not the one. I don’t make decisions the way you do! Men judge by outward appearance, but l look at a man’s thoughts and intentions.’’ (1 Sam 16:7, LB)
If any person or those who left this faith start to call me all kinds of names or even use malicious words against me today because of my doctrines, please, it is not strange. It is Scriptural.
Dear friend, you are doing a good work for God in taking care of the travelling teachers and missionaries who are passing through.
They have told the Church       here of your friendship and your loving deeds. I am glad when you send them on their way with a generous gift. For they are traveling for the lord and take neither food, clothing, shelter, nor money from those who are not Christians, even though they have preached to them.
So we ourselves should take care of them in order that we may become partners with them in the lord’s work.
I sent a brief letter the church about this, but proud Diotrephes, who loves to push himself forward as the leader of the Christians there, does not admit my authority over him and refuses to listen to me. When I come I will tell you some of the things he is doing and what wicked things he is saying about me and what insulting language he is using.
He not only refuses to welcome the missionary travelers himself but tells others not to, and when they do he tries to put them out of the Church,
Dear friend, don't let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do what is right prove that they are God's children; and those who continue in evil prove that they are far from God.” (3 John 5-11, LB).
"Beloved, it is a fine and faithful work that you are doing when you give any service to the [Christian] brethren, and [especially when they are] strangers.
They have testified before the church of your love and friendship. You will do well to forward them on their journey (and you will please do so) in a way worthy of God’s (service).
For these (traveling missionaries) have gone out for the Name’s sake (for His sake) and are accepting nothing from the Gentiles (the heathen, the non-Israelites).
So we ourselves ought to support such people (to welcome and provide for them), in order that we may be fellow workers in the Truth (the whole Gospel) and cooperate with its teachers.
I have written briefly to the church; but Diotrephes, who likes to take the lead among them and put himself first, does not acknowledge my authority and refuses to accept my suggestions or to listen to me.
So when I arrive, I will call attention to what he is doing, his boiling over and casting malicious reflections upon us with insinuating language. And not satisfied with that, he refuses to receive and welcome the (missionary) brethren himself, and also interferes with and forbids those who would welcome them, and tries to expel (excommunicate) them from the church.
Beloved, do not imitate evil, but imitate good. He who does good is of God; he who does evil has not seen (discerned or experienced) God [has enjoyed no vision of Him and does not know Him at all.”  (3  John   5-11, AMP).
A Pastor in-charge of a Church can   rise  up   against the Man of God who called and ordained him like you can see in the Scriptures above.
It happened  in Abuja Church before Pastor David was  ordained.  It also happened in Dadin-Kowa Church.
Who   knows where   it will happen again it may be your own Church.
Remember what happened during the Ministers meeting in 1997. The voice of the Son of Man said “One of you must lift up your heels against me. It must be a Pastor of a local Church.” All the ministers went to the altar. There was calm everywhere.
In 1998, precisely, the month of July, it came to pass before your eyes. The same way dreams from God that came many years ago are fulfilling before our eyes and yet men are not afraid.               
 If somebody leaves this faith today, please stop seeing it as strange thing no matter who the person may be.
God Bless You All.


EPISTLE 11
THE CROSS OF CHRIST CANNOT CEASE ITS OFFENCE
 CHAPTER 1 “And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offense of the cross ceased.” (Gal. 5:11, KJV).
"Some people even say that I myself am preaching that circumcision and Jewish laws are necessary to the plan of salvation. Well, if I preached that, I would be persecuted no more—for that message doesn’t offend anyone.
 The fact that I am still being persecuted proves that I am still preaching salvation through faith in the cross of Christ alone." (Gal. 5:11, LB).
There is no way we can avoid the offence that follows the preaching of the Cross of Christ as the only source of our salvation.  Some believe that they must have faith in Christ  and  also  observe the Laws of Moses. They do it to avoid the offence that accompanies the    faith of Christ.
"Those teachers of yours who are trying to convince you to be circumcised are doing it for just one reason: so that they can be popular and avoid the persecution they would get if they admitted that the cross of Christ alone can save.
And even those teachers who submit to circumcision don’t try to keep the other Jewish laws; but they want you to be circumcised in order that they can boast that you are their disciples." (Gal. 6:12 - 13, LB).
Any preacher that refuses to preach the truth of the gospel because he   does not want to be persecuted or ridiculed or become unpopular, is never called by God. He is preaching to make a good living out of it. He knows that if He preaches the wholesome doctrine of Christ, many of His followers will leave him as has the case with all approved men of God that have appeared on earth from the beginning of Creation.
 "To those who are not being saved, we seem a fearful smell of death and doom, while to those who know Christ we are a life-giving perfume.
 But who is adequate for such a task as this? Only those who, like ourselves, are men of integrity, sent by God, speaking with Christ’s power, with God’s eye upon us. We are not like those hucksters—and there are many of them—whose idea in getting out the Gospel is to make a good living out of it." (2 Cor. 2:16 — 17, LB).
When God called Saint Paul, He showed him ahead of time all what he would pass through while standing for Christ alone. Today many preach Christ without any experience at all because God did not call them.
"But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. (2 Tim.   3:10-12, KJV).
Saint   Paul did   not leave Timothy in ignorance concerning   this   matter so that he  would not  be discouraged on    the    way when  he  encountered oppositions from the legalists.
"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God."   (1   Cor. 1:18 -24, KJV).
"Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
And the next Sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God. But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.” (Acts 13:43 -45, KJV).
Those who insist that the Law of Moses must be observed today will go to all length to make sure that nobody pays attention to our Message. This is their condemnation already because they themselves do not keep the Laws of Moses.
"But the Jews stirred up the devout and honorable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.”(Acts 13:50, KJV).
"But the Jews stirred up the leading men of the city and the Gentile women of high social standing who worshipped God. They started a persecution against Paul and Barnabas and threw them out of their region' (Acts 13:50, GNB).
"Then the Jewish leaders stirred tip both the godly women and the civil leaders of the city and incited a mob against Paul and   Barnabas, and ran them out   of town'   (Acts 13:50, LB).
All the enemies of the cross  of Christ  today will use their money and campaign to stir up people against us. They will label us false preachers, heretics and even call us devils.
Christianity has not changed. I have decided to document  this  because many of you doubt the faith each time opposition comes especially from false brethren who crept into our midst unawares.
"And that because of false brethren, unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.
To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.” (Gal.2:4-5,KJV).
"Even that question wouldn’t have come up except for some so-called “Christians” there—false ones, really—who came to spy on us and see what freedom we enjoyed in Christ Jesus, as to whether we obeyed the Jewish laws or not. They tried to get us all tied up in their rules, like slaves in chains.
But we did not listen to them for a single moment, for we did not want to confuse you into thinking that salvation can be earned by being circumcised and by obeying Jewish laws."   (Gal. 2:4-5,LB).
“[My precaution was] because of false brethren who had been secretly smuggled in [to the Christian brotherhood]; they had slipped in to spy on our liberty and the freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might again bring us into bondage (under the Law of Moses).
To them we did not yield submission even for a moment, that the truth of the Gospel might continue to be (preserved) for you (in its purity). " (Gal. 2:4 - 5, AMP).
30 “At Iconium, Paul and Barnabas went together to the synagogue and preached with such power that many—both Jews and Gentiles—believed. But the Jews who spurned God’s message stirred up distrust among the Gentiles against Paul and Barnabas, saying all sorts of evil things about them.
Yet only a few days later, some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and turned the crowds into a murderous mob that stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, apparently dead. But as the believers stood around him, he got up and went back into the city.
The next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe. After preaching the Good News there and making many disciples, they  returned again to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, where they helped the believers to grow in love for God and each other. They encouraged them to continue in the faith in spite of all the persecution, reminding them that they must enter into the Kingdom of God through many tribulations." (Acts 14:1 - 2, 19-22,LB).
Dearly beloved elect of God, since you have believed in the cross of Christ, where your sins were taken care of, do not mind what people call you or say about you because they do not know God neither do they know us.
“See how very much our heavenly Father loves us, for he allows us to be called his children—think of it—and we really are! But since most people don’t know God, naturally they don’t understand that we are his children.” (1 John 3:1, LB).
CHAPTER 2
WE are not called to please men but God. If we aim at pleasing men, we cannot please God again. All those that have left us that the Scriptures might be fulfilled, have become men pleasers and that is why they are always soliciting the favour of heathens and denominations.                             
“Now am I trying to win the favor of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? If I were still seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah). " (Gal. 1:10, AMP).
“You can see that I am not trying to please you by sweet talk and flattery; no, I am trying to please God.
 If I were still trying to please men I could not be Christ’s servant" (Gal. 1:10, LB)
“For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” (Gal. 1:10,KJV).
"Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
They went out from us, but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.” (1 John 2:18-21,KJV).
"Dear children, this world’s last hour has come. You have heard about the Antichrist who is coming—the one who is against Christ—and already many such persons have appeared. This makes us all the more certain that the end of the world is near.
These “against-Christ” people used to be members of our churches, but they never really belonged with us or else they would have stayed. When they left us it proved that they were not of us at all.
But you are not like that, for the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you know the truth. So I am not writing to you as to those who need to know the truth, but I warn you as those who can discern the difference between true and false." (1 John 2: 18 - 21, LB).'
All that ran this race and received God's approval, aimed at pleasing God rather than men. This should be our attitude.   A   true   Christian takes   side with God  no matter what it takes him.
"And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.
Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.
And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council, And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law: For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us." (Acts 6:8- 14, KJV).
" Stephen, the man so full of faith and the Holy Spirit’s power, did spectacular miracles among the people. But one day some of the men from the Jewish cult of “The Freed men” started an argument with him, and they were soon joined by Jews from Cyrene, Alexandria in Egypt, and the Turkish provinces of Cilicia, and Asia Minor. But none of them were able to stand against Stephen’s wisdom and spirit.
So they brought in some men to lie about him, claiming they had heard Stephen curse Moses, and even God.
This accusation roused the crowds to fury against Stephen, and the Jewish leaders arrested him and brought him before the Council.
The lying witnesses testified again that Stephen was constantly speaking against the Temple and against the laws of Moses. They declared, “We have heard him say that this fellow Jesus of Nazareth will destroy the Temple and throw out all of Moses’ laws. (Acts 6:8 - 14, LB).
"Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
This is the stone which was set at naught of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,
Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.
But that it spread no further among the people, let us strictly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.
 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. (Acts 4:8-20, KJV).
As many of you as will like to please men or hear what men are saying instead of paying attention to God, you are free to join these people that have left this faith now or never.
A time came, when some disgruntled individuals who were seeking recognition went out from the Church at Jerusalem on their own to trouble the believers in the Gentiles who had believed justification by faith.
They   were    upsetting their faith by telling  them that believing in Christ was not enough for their salvation and  that they must also observe the Laws of Moses.
Saint Paul ran mad with such preachers and dragged the matter to  Jerusalem where there were pillars  of the Church.
"And certain men which came down from Judea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.” (Acts 15:1 - 2, KJV)
  "While Paul and Barnabas were at Antioch, some men from Judea arrived and began to teach the believers that unless they adhered to the ancient Jewish custom of circumcision, they could not be saved.
Paul and Barnabas argued and discussed this with them at length, and finally the believers sent them to Jerusalem, accompanied by some local men, to talk to the apostles and elders there about this question."   (Acts 15:1-2, LB).
" And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.”(Gal. 2:9, KJV).
There at Jerusalem, Peter who received the commission to open the gate to the Gentiles through Cornelius, warned those mischief-makers to stop burdening the believers with the Law of Moses, which neither they nor their fathers could keep.
"And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.” (Acts 15:7-11, KJV).
" At the meeting, after long discussion, Peter stood and addressed them as follows: “Brothers, you all know that God chose me from among you long ago to preach the Good News to the Gentiles so that they also could believe.
God, who knows men’s hearts, confirmed the fact that He accepts Gentiles by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He gave Him to us. He made no distinction between them and us, for He cleansed their lives through faith, just as He did ours.
And now are you going to correct God by burdening the Gentiles with a yoke that neither we nor our fathers were able to bear? Don’t you believe that all are saved the same way, by the free gift of the Lord Jesus?” (Acts 15:7 -11, LB).
"After a long debate Peter stood up and said, My friends, you know that a long time ago God chose me from among you to preach the Good News to the Gentiles, so that they could hear and believe.
And God, who knows the thoughts of everyone, showed His approval of the Gentiles by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as He had to us. He made no difference between us and them; He forgave their sins because they believed.
So then, why do you now want to put God to the test by laying a load on the backs of the believers which neither our ancestors nor we ourselves were able to carry? No! We believe and are saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they are. (Acts 15:7 - 11, GNB).
Even Peter believed that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, they too being Jews would obtain salvation. This is why it is a serious matter for people to neglect the cross of Christ because of its offence.
  The fearful and unbelieving will never have a place in the kingdom of heaven. Be courageous brethren and fight the good fight of faith.
When Saint Paul wanted to avoid the offence of the cross of   Christ,   he   made horrible mistakes that created the greatest confusion in the Christian faith.
“Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.
Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.  (Acts 16:1 - 3, KJV).
"Paul and Silas went first to Derbe and then on to Lystra where they met Timothy, a believer whose mother was a Christian Jewess, but his father a Greek.
Timothy was well thought of by the brothers in Lystra and Iconium, so Paul asked him to join them on their journey. In deference to the Jews of the area, he circumcised Timothy before they left, for everyone knew that his father was a Greek and hadn’t permitted this before. (Acts 16:1 - 3, LB).
Saint Paul who knew better about the Law circumcised Timothy at an old age to avoid persecution in the hands of the Jews. These Jews were the so-called Christians in Jerusalem who insisted that Christians must also observe the Laws of Moses.
"And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present. And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.
And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law. And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.
What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.
Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them; Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.
As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.
Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.
And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him, Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men everywhere against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.” (Acts 21:18- 28, KJV).         
  "The second day Paul took us with him to meet with James and the elders of the Jerusalem church. After greetings were exchanged, Paul recounted the many things God had accomplished among the Gentiles through his work.
They praised God but then said, “You know, dear brother, how many thousands of Jews have also believed, and they are all very insistent that Jewish believers must continue to follow the Jewish traditions and customs.
Our Jewish Christians here at Jerusalem have been told that you are against the laws of Moses, against our Jewish customs, and that you forbid the circumcision of their children.
Now what can be done? For they will certainly hear that you have come. “We suggest this: We have four men here who are preparing to shave their heads and take some vows.
Go with them to the Temple and have your head shaved too—and pay for theirs to be shaved.“Then everyone will know that you approve of this custom for the Hebrew Christians and that you yourself obey the Jewish laws and are in line with our thinking in these matters.
 “As for the Gentile Christians, we aren’t asking them to follow these Jewish customs at all—except for the ones we wrote to them about: not to eat food offered to idols, not to eat unbled meat from strangled animals, and not to commit fornication.”
So Paul agreed to their request and the next day went with the men to the Temple for the ceremony, thus publicizing his vow to offer a sacrifice seven days later with the others. The seven days were almost ended when some Jews from Turkey saw him in the Temple and roused a mob against him.
 They grabbed him, yelling, “Men of Israel! Help! Help! This is the man who preaches against our people and tells everybody to disobey the Jewish laws. He even talks against the Temple and defiles it by bringing Gentiles in!" (Acts 21:18- 28, LB).
From the above account, one can see that all the so-called Christians in Jerusalem including Peter had already compromised their faith for fear of persecution from Jewish people.
Saint Paul was also persuaded to make another offering before the high priest for purification in accordance with the Laws of Moses, which he did and they was not spared. He had been teaching the believers contrary to the Laws of Moses and now the elders compelled him to deny his faith because of fear of offence of Christ.
When he recovered he went back to Jerusalem again and this time with Titus, a gentile and he did not circumcise him.
If those people were really Christians that believed in Christ, they would not have said that the presence of their fellow Christian brother in the Temple defiled their Temple.
“Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.  And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.” (Gal. 2: 1 — 3, KJV.)
"Then fourteen years later I went back to Jerusalem again, this time with Barnabas; and Titus came along too.
I went there with definite orders from God to confer with the brothers there about the message I was preaching to the Gentiles.
I talked privately to the leaders of the church so that they would all understand just what I had been teaching and, I hoped, agree that it was right.
And they did agree; they did not even demand that Titus, my companion, should be circumcised, though he was a Gentile. (Gal. 2:1 - 3, LB).
So, when we try to avoid the offence of the cross of Christ, surely we  deny our faith.
When Paul recovered from that error or compromise, he took a hard stand on his conviction. Those people who seemed to be Elders meant nothing to him any longer.
If you are not careful, an elder who is out of the way but still in the Church can cause you to deny your faith. This is why it is very necessary for us   to    have personal conviction of what we believe.
God Bless You All.

EPISTLE 12
EVERY MAN MUST GO THE WAY HE IS ORDAINED

 CHAPTER 1
THE reactions of some people each time a message is preached has prompted this little exposition from the Holy Scriptures. We preach the word of God, expecting all the hearers to understand, believe and be transformed, little did we realize that the word of God, is only meaningful to His children
We have come to understand that as long as the world is concerned, the word of God is meaningless to them.
"We know that we are children of God and that all the rest of the world around us is under Satan’s power and control .”(1 John 5:19, LB).
"We know (positively) that we are of God, and the whole world [around us] is under the power of the evil one.” (I John 5:19, AMP).
"And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness." (1 John 5:19, KJV)
What am I trying to portray by this Epistle? I am affirming that   there is no amount of preaching on transformation that can transform a goat into a sheep, or a pig into a monkey, or a fowl into an eagle.
A seed of God has God's Spirit from birth and all His attributes, and that is why he or she recognizes the things of God, while the rest of the world,  who  are  destined to perdition cannot but call the things of God accursed.
Every   seed   of God is likened to a sheep, whether alive or dead, wool is all over its body. He does not struggle to produce wool.
A pig is not taught how to be dirty; it can only be clean when it is put in protective custody or bondage. Once it is let out of the custody, it must go back to the garbage, because it is its nature from creation, let it wear coat and be perfumed, surely it must go to the garbage.
In the  same token, nobody teaches a duck how to swim. Just expose it to the water and go away, there is no fear of the duck getting drowned.
A true seed of God is not caged with the Law or policed about, so as to obey God. Simply give him the word of God and go away, there is no fear of death.
All I am trying to say is that God who knows the end from  the  beginning, knows what  will   become   of every man that comes to him, A to Z.
"The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamore are cut down, but we will change them into cedars." (Isa. 9:10, KJV).
Remember that it is not in the hand of man to direct his   course,   God orders the footstep of all His children in the way it pleases Him.
"O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” (Jer. 10:23, KJV).
" O Lord, I know that it is not within the power of man to map his life and plan his course" (Jer. 10,23, LB).
No matter the level of rebellion or wickedness people manifest in this faith, you should not feel disturbed or discouraged because the hand of God is behind all actions of men to bring His word to fulfillment.
"The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil." (Prov. 16:4, KJV).
"The  Lord has determined our  path, how then can anyone understand the direction his own life is" (Prov. 20:24, LB).
The path anybody must go was determined even when the     person was in his mother's womb, whether you will be a Christian or not, it already been predetermined by God before the foundation of the world.
"Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” (Jer.   1:4  -  5, KJV).
"The Lord said to me, ’I knew you before you were formed within your mother’s womb; before you were born I sanctified you and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.” (Jer. 1:4-5, LB).
"For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood." (Gal. 1:13 - 16, KJV).
"You know what I was like when I followed the Jewish religion—how I went after the Christians mercilessly, hunting them down and doing my best to get rid of them all. I was one of the most religious Jews of my own age in the whole country and tried as hard as I possibly could to follow all the  traditional rules of my religion.
But then something happened! For even before I was born, God had chosen me to be his and called me—what kindness and grace—to reveal his Son within me so that I could go to the Gentiles and show them the Good News about Jesus. When all this happened to me I didn’t go at once and talk it over with anyone else;" (Gal. 1:13 - 16,LB).
God who created all human beings knows the very material every person is made up of. He searches the hearts and orders people the way that it pleases Him.
“O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit or stand. When far away you know my every thought. You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say before I even say it.” (Psalm 139:1 - 4, LB).
"O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit or stand. When far away you know my every thought. You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say before I even say it. (Psalm 139:1 - 4, GNB).
" O LORD, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me. You know my down sitting and my uprising; You understand my thought afar off.
You sift and search out my path and my lying down, and You are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue [still unuttered], but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. " (Psalm 139: 1-4, AMP).
Please, pause a little and ponder over these scriptures. You will begin to appreciate the type  of love God has bestowed on us who   have believed the gospel of Christ.
"Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him."(Prov. 27:22, KJV).
"Even though like grain you should pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him."(Prov.    27:22, AMP).
"Even if you beat a fool until he is half dead, you still can’t beat his foolishness out of him.” (Prov 27:22, GNB).
"You  can't separate  a rebel    from    his   foolishness though   you   crush   him    to powder" (Prov. 27:22, LB).
“Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.” (Jer. 13:23, KJV).
" Can the Ethiopian change the color of his skin? or a leopard take away his spots? Nor can you who are so used to doing evil now start being good.” (Jer. 13:23, LB).
"Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of  uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD." (Isa. 26:10, KJV).
"Your kindness to the wicked doesn’t make them good; they keep on doing wrong and take no notice of your majesty. "    (Isa.   26:10, LB).
" Even though you are kind to the wicked, they never learn to do what is right. Even here in a land of righteous people they still do wrong; they refuse to recognize your greatness." (Isa. 26:10,GNB).
" Though favor is shown to the wicked, yet they do not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness they deal perversely and refuse to see the majesty of the Lord.” (Isa. 26:10, AMP).

CHAPTER 2
FROM all these revealed truths about human beings, is there anybody confused or astonished, by the way people behave especially when they abandon the faith of Christ?     
Can you now agree with me that there is no amount of preaching that can transform a   dog   into   a   goat? God created  all  human  being to fulfill special purposes in their lives.   You   should   concern yourself to finding why God created you, and not on why people behave the way they behave.
"For the Scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth." (Rom. 9:17, KJV). '
"Pharaoh, king of Egypt, was an example of this fact. For God told him he had given him the kingdom of Egypt for the very purpose of displaying the awesome power of God against him, so that all the world would hear about God’s glorious name." (Rom. 9:17, LB).
"For the Scripture says to the king of Egypt, I made you king in order to use you to show My power and to spread My  fame  over  the whole world' (Rom 9:17, GNB).
Can anybody say that God is unjust in this regard? No. God forbid.
"No, don’t say that. Who are you to criticize God? Should the thing made say to the one who made it why have you made me like this? When a man makes a jar out of clay, doesn’t he have a right to use the same lump of clay to make one jar beautiful, to be used for holding flowers, and another to throw garbage into? Does not God have a perfect right to show His fury and power against those who are fit only for destruction, those He has been patient with for all this time?" (Rom. 9:20- 22, LB).
“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor? What if God, willing to show His wrath, and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.” (Rom. 9:20 - 22. KJV).
"But who are you, my friend, to answer God back? A clay pot does not ask the man who made it, Why did you make me like this? After all, the man who makes the pots has the right to use the clay as he wishes, and to make two pots from the same lump of clay, one for special occasions and the other for ordinary use. And the same is true of what God has done. He wanted to show his anger and to make his power known. But He was very patient in enduring those who were the objects of His anger, who were doomed to destruction." (Rom. 9:20 - 22. GNB).
God Himself made some people object of His anger and some object of   His praise.
I am happy to say or announce to you all that Joshua, the BRANCH,  and His people are objects of God's praise, because they are illustrations of good things to come.
The same God ordained some people to this present condemnation for refusing to obey the truth of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in their day.
"For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Jude 4, KJV).
"For some godless people have slipped in unnoticed among us, persons who distort the message about the grace of our God in order to excuse their immoral ways, and who reject Jesus Christ, our only Master and Lord. Long ago the Scriptures predicted the condemnation they have received.' (Jude 4, GNB).
 “I say this because some godless teachers have wormed their way in among you, saying that after we become Christians we can do just as we like without fear of God’s punishment. The fate of such people was written long ago, for they have turned against our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. (Jude 4, LB).         
“For certain men have crept in stealthily (gaining entrance secretly by a side door). Their doom was predicted long ago, ungodly (impious, profane) persons who pervert the grace (the spiritual blessing and favor) of our God into lawlessness and wantonness and immorality, and disown and deny our sole Master and Lord, Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).” (Jude 4,AMP).
If some people are ordained to this present condemnation, some must be ordained to this present justification. You should not wonder how God decided to save some and destroy some.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish   but   have   everlasting life" (John 3:16, KJV).
When people read these scriptures, they fail to understand the meaning, by reading the interpretation from other parts of the Bible. The word of God is not for any   man   to give his own private interpretation.
“Knowing this first that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.” (2 Pet 1:20, KJV).
The truth of the matter is that God from the beginning knows all that will believe   Him,   and   all   that should become His children.
"But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.” (John 6:64, KJV).
"Yet some of you do not believe (Jesus knew from the very beginning who were the ones that would not believe and which one would betray Him)" (John 6:64, GNB).
"But some of you don't believe Me   (for Jesus  knew from the beginning who didn't believe and knew the one who would betray Him)" (John 6:64, LB)
"But (still) some of you fail to believe and trust and have faith, for Jesus knew from the first who did not believe and had no faith and who -would betray Him and be false to Him" (John 6:64, AMP).
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Rom. 8:28 - 31, KJV).
“We are assured and know that (God being a partner in their labor) all things work together and are (fitting into a plan) for good to and for those who love God and are called according to (His) design and purpose. For those whom He foreknew (of whom He was aware and loved before hand), He also destined from the beginning (foreordaining them) to be molded into the image of His Son (and share inwardly His likeness), that He might become the firstborn among many brethren.
And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified (raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being). What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who (can be) (against us? Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?)” (Rom. 8:28 -31, AMP).                         
“And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans. For from the very beginning God decided that those who came to him—and all along He knew who would—should become like his Son, so that his Son would be the First, with many brothers.
And having chosen us, He called us to come to him; and when we came, He declared us “not guilty,” filled us with Christ’s goodness, gave us right standing with himself, and promised us his glory.  What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us?' (Rom 8:28- 31, LB).
  "Long ago, even before He made the world, God chose us to be His very own through what Christ would do for us; He decided then to make us holy in His eyes, without a single fault—we who stand before him covered with His love. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into His own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And He did this because He wanted to." (Eph. 1:4-5, LB).
From   the   Bible,   the truth is clear that God has decided to make us Holy in His own eyes, not the eyes of the world.                 •
The world is free to call us sinners   and devils,   but God is seeing us as holy and righteous through  what Christ has already done for us,   and  not what  we  have done,  because  no   man   can contribute   anything   to   his salvation.    Even    the    faith which we have is a gift from God, because all men do not have this our faith.
"And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men for all men have not this faith" (2 Thess. 3:2, KJV).
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” (Jude 20, KJV).
“I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?   (Luke 18:8, KJV).
“My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons." (James 2:1, KJV).
My brethren, pay no servile regard to people [show no prejudice, no partiality]. Do not [attempt to] hold and practice the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ [the Lord] of glory [together with snobbery]!  (James 2:1, AMP).
No man should question God for taking this decision to save some and to destroy some, because that is the counsel of His own will, which He purposed in Himself   before the world began.
He does that which seems right in His own eyes. And His ways are not our ways, neither His thoughts our thoughts.  His counsel must stand whether we like it or not.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. (Isa. 55:8 -11, KJV).
"In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will: (Eph.   1:11, KJV).
"Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure."   (Isa. 46:10, KJV).
"The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand." (Isa, 14: 24, KJV).
This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back? (Isa. 14:26-27,KJV).
God is only mindful of His own and not the world. When Christ prayed, as recorded in the Holy Scriptures, He only made intercession for His own and not the world.
“I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. (John 17:6-9, KJV).
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from  evil.
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world." (John 17:14-18, KJV).
Although we are in the world we are still God's children. He knows all of us and can call us by our names. The same way, we know Him, and can recognise Him, through His Voice.
Though the market place be filled with noise, the voice of your father appears and sounds very distinct. Any child, that cannot recognise the voice of his father is a bastard.
"Known unto God are all   His    works   from    the beginning of the world" (Acts 15: 18,KJV).
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Eph 2:10, KJV).
“But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one.” (John 10:26 - 29, KJV).
But you do not believe and trust and rely on Me because you do not belong to My fold (you are no sheep of Mine). The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me.  And I give them eternal life, and they shall never lose it or perish throughout the ages. (To all eternity they shall never by any means be destroyed.) And no one is able to snatch them out of My hand.
My Father, Who has given them to Me, is greater and mightier than all (else); and no one is able to snatch (them) out of the Father’s hand. (John 10:26 - 27, AMP).
“But you will not believe, for you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never die. No one can snatch them away from me. What my Father has given me is greater than everything, and no one can snatch them away from the Father's care." (John 10:26 -27, GNB).
  “But you don’t believe me because you are not part of my flock. My sheep recognize my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life and they shall never perish. No one shall snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else, so no one can kidnap them from me." (John 10:26 -29, LB).
"Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” (2 Tim. 2:19, KJV).
Nothing can pluck any elect out of God's hand till eternity.  This is the  perfect will and counsel of God, and it must stand.
Anybody fighting against it is wasting his time. Let them say whatever they want   to   say,   and   call   us whatever they want to call us, the truth is that we are the true sons and   daughters   of God. And that now we have eternal life. The kingdom of God belongs to us forever.
“No one, regardless of how shrewd or well-advised he is, can stand against the Lord.” (Prov. 21:30, LB).
  In conclusion, I wish to remind all and sundry in this Most Holy faith, that there is no competition in destiny. If God has destined you to hellfire or to heaven, you cannot change it.
So people do not go to hell fire because they are the worst    sinners,    neither    do people go to heaven because they   worked   harder   for   it more than others to obtain their righteousness.
Everything was concluded before the world began and we are only made manifest to manifest    whatever   we    are made up of.  No more, no less.
"And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the LORD; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity. (Jer, 15:2, KJV).
"He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity, he that killeth with the sword, must he killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints" (Rev. 13:10, KJV).
"All things are decided by fate; it was known long ago what each man would be. So there’s no use arguing with God about your destiny. (Eccl.6:10, LB).
This is the consolation of all the saints of God, Praise the Lord. Amen.
God Bless You All.




EPISTLE 13
THE GREATEST STUMBLING BLOCK OF ALL THE AGES: "GOD IS A MAN"

 CHAPTER 1
IT has remained the greatest stumbling block in all the ages for the people of God to recognise and acknowledge that God is a Man.
Prophet Isaiah also said it by the inspiration of God that God's people do not know Him.
“The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away back ward. (Isa. 1:3-4, KJV).
"Even the animals—the donkey and the ox—know their owner and appreciate his care for them, but not my people Israel. No matter what I do for them, they still don’t care. Oh, what a sinful nation they are! They walk bent-backed beneath their load of guilt. Their fathers before them were evil too. Born to be bad, they have turned their backs upon the Lord and have despised the Holy One of Israel. They have cut themselves off from my help." (Isa. 1:3-4,LB).
The reason is that they have always held very tenaciously to the letters of the Holy Scriptures without understanding the meaning. They have read that no eyes can see God and live because He exists as an unseen Spirit.
According to some opinion, if God could be a Man, it then means that Man as God created man.
No matter the way anybody looks at this issue, the Holy Scriptures will help us to remove this misconception about God
"(Direct such people) to the teaching and to the testimony! If their teachings are not in accord with this word, it is surely because there is no dawn and no morning for    them"  (Isa. 8:20, AMP).
To all Christians, the mystery of God has been clearly revealed to them with the help of the Holy Scriptures.
“Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (Rom. 1:19-21, KJV).
The Holy Scriptures also recorded that God is a Spirit but somebody should patiently study the Scriptures to find out how this Sovereign Spirit reveals Himself to His people.
"God is a Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth" (John 4:24, KJV).
   "God is  not a   man, that He should lie; neither the  son   of man,   that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He   not   make   it   good?" (Num. 23:19, KJV).
A time came, when Moses asked God to show him His face as a sign that he had found grace in His sight but God refused saying that no eye would see Him and live.
Nevertheless, the Scripture recorded that God hid Moses under a rock   and passed by so that Moses only saw God's back.
Whether back or face, Moses saw God and did not die, for if he should die for seeing God's back, the Lord God wouldn't have spoken to   Moses   face   to   face   as clearly    recorded    in   the Bible.
  "And the LORD spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle."   (Exo. 33:11, KJV).
"For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
 And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. And he said, I beseech thee, show me thy glory.
And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen." (Exo. 33:16 - 23, KJV).
In the book of Genesis, the first man created by God was Adam. Adam was in constant fellowship with God the Creator face to face as   a human being and he did not die.
It was in that human estate that God could call Adam and Eve by their names and even made clothes for them and clothed them when they fell away from the faith of God due to the subtlety of Satan.
"And they heard the sound   of the   Lord   God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from   the presence   of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
But the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, Where  are you?  He said, I heard the sound of You (walking) in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” Gen. 3:8 - 10, AMP).

 CHAPTER 2
LET us examine some of the cases where God visited His people in the Old Testament whether He visited them as Spirit or as Human Being with human flesh. We shall also note how many people that died because they saw God with their naked human eyes and not in a dream or vision.
"And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him, and when he saw them , he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground.
And said, My Lord, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.
And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. (GEN 18:1 - 5, KJV).
“And He said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son." (Gen. 18:10 -14, KJV).
And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;  Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes." (Gen. 18:17 -27, KJV)
Who is in doubt that Abraham had a face to face conversation       with the Almighty God as we can see in the passage?
I mean that God spoke to Abraham and Abraham spoke back to God physically not in a dream or vision.
Notice that Abraham first identified them as men and as he welcomed them into his house God revealed Himself to him and that was the one that spoke to Abraham.
"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.
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.
And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the Lord. And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the Lord hath said will we do, and be obedient. And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words.
Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink." (Exo. 24:1 — 11, KJV).
If God was revealed as Spirit without flesh and blood, how could He had eaten and drank wine even with the seventy elders of Israel? How many died because they saw, ate and drank with God?
"And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a Man over against Him with His sword drawn in His hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant”' (Joshua 5:13-14, KJV).
God appeared to Joshua as a   well-dressed soldier in   a human form. Joshua   got   the   revelation when He (God) revealed Himself to him and Joshua fell down and worshipped Him.
"And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord GOD! for because I have seen an angel of the LORD face to face. And the LORD said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.” (Judges 6:22-23, KJV).
The same God that people claim to be invisible made Himself visible to Gideon the man of God. Although Gideon was sore afraid that he would die because he had seen God physically, God Himself assured him of safety - that he  would  not  die  because He revealed Himself to him physically.
There Gideon built an altar to the Lord who revealed Himself to him and called it Jehovah-Shalom.
"And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bore not. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son."  (Judges  13:2 —3,KJV).
"Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was , neither told he me his name: But he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing : for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death.
 Then Manoah entreated the Lord, and said, O my Lord, let the man of God which thou didst send come again unto us, and teach us what we shall do unto the child that shall be born. And God hearkened to the voice of Manoah; and the angel of God came again unto the woman as she sat in the field: but Manoah her husband was not with her.
And the woman made haste, and ran, and showed her husband, and said unto him, Behold, the man hath appeared unto me, that came unto me the other day. And Manoah arose, and went after his wife, and came to the man, and said unto him, Art thou the man that spakest unto the woman? And He said, I am ." (Judges 13:6-11, KJV)
"So Manoah took a kid with a meat offering, and offered it upon a rock unto the Lord: and the angel did wondrously; and Manoah and his wife looked on. For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it , and fell on their faces to the ground.
But the angel of the Lord did no more appear to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was an angel of the Lord. And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God. (Judges 13:19-22, KJV).
Manoah and his wife saw God and thought that He was an Angel of God. But when God displayed His Supernatural characteristics, Manoah exclaimed that he would die because he had seen God face to face even with his wife. Did they die?
These are just a few cases I have just used to create faith in you to believe the revealed Word of God in your day through His chosen Vessel Who bears His Name because He alone has the Father sealed.
 CHAPTER 3
LET us see how God revealed Himself to His people in the New Testament. Remember the revelation of Who God is and His divine nature is only made known to His elect. The rest of the world cannot acknowledge it.
“Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isa. 7:14, KJV).
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." (Isa. 9:6, KJV).
"For unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder. These will be His royal titles: Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isa. 9:6, LB).
These prophetic Scriptures refer to only one person and that is the Lord Jesus Christ who   is   the   centre   of our Christian faith.
Many find it difficult to acknowledge Him as the only One and True God and also the Almighty God. The reason for this utter rejection is because such people follow the letters of the Bible without the spiritual understanding thereof.
The same they do to all other Scriptures because they are natural men and women. A natural man cannot understand the things of God because they are spiritually discerned.
To a natural man, the things of God are foolish and unbelievable. But all Christians have the mind of God and can discern the truth from error.
"For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But He that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet He Himself is judged of no man."   (1 Cor. 2:11 - 15, KJV).                                 
"No one can really know what anyone else is thinking or what he is really like except that person himself. And no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. And God has actually given us his Spirit (not the world’s spirit) to tell us about the wonderful free gifts of grace and blessing that God has given us.
In telling you about these gifts we have even used the very words given to us by the Holy Spirit, not words that we as men might choose. So we use the Holy Spirit’s words to explain the Holy Spirit’s facts.
But the man who isn’t a Christian can’t understand and can’t accept these thoughts from God, which the Holy Spirit teaches us. They sound foolish to him because only those who have the Holy Spirit within them can understand what the Holy Spirit means. Others just can’t take it in. But the spiritual man has insight into everything, and that bothers and baffles the man of the world, who can’t understand him at all." (1 Cor. 2:11 - 15, LB).
From the prophecy of Isaiah, the person that would be born would be (i) a  child, (ii) a Son (iii) Wonderful, (iv) Counsellor, (v)The Mighty God, (vi) Everlasting Father. This goes to show that the person must be  a human being  and not  a  spirit without flesh and blood.
"Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.”(Neh. 9:32, KJV).
Thou showest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name," (Jer. 32:18, KJV).
This Mighty God in the days of Nehemiah and Jeremiah, is He different from the One Prophet Isaiah prophesied about that would come?
“Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is himself God.
He created everything there is—nothing exists that he didn’t make. But although He made the world, the world didn’t recognize Him when He came. Even in His own land and among His own people, the Jews, He was not accepted.
Only a few would welcome and receive Him. But to all who received him, he gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust him to save them. All those who believe this are reborn!—not a physical rebirth[c] resulting from human passion or plan—but from the will of God.
And Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth. And some of us have seen his glory—the glory of the only Son of the heavenly Father!" (John 1:1 - 3, 10- 14, LB).
Christ is God Himself and not a lesser god as many false teachers   teach their members.
"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." (Matt. 1:23, KJV).
Listen! The virgin shall conceive a child! She shall give birth to a Son, and he shall be called “Emmanuel” (meaning “God is with us”).’” (Matt. 1:23, LB).
“Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel—which, when translated, means, God with us. (Matt. 1:23, AMP).
The meaning of Immanuel was not given by Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 7:14 but is given in Matthew 1:23 to mean “God With Us.”
From that day Emmanuel was born a human being nurtured by human beings as His parents, God has been dwelling on earth with His people.  The Creator living in the midst of His creatures. This is mystery. It is a paradox.
"Christ Himself is the Creator who made everything in heaven and earth, the things we can see and the things we can’t; the spirit world with its kings and kingdoms, its rulers and authorities; all were made by Christ for His own use and glory. He was before all else began and it is his power that holds everything together. "   (Col.   1:16 - 17, LB).
"For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him (by His service, intervention) and in and for Him.
And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (where, are held together)." (Col. 1:16 -17, AMP).
"For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:
And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist." (Col. 1:16 -17, KJV).
The Roman Catholics even believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heavens and earth, things that are visible and things that are invisible. Are there two of such creators?
"And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life."   (1 John 5:20, KJV).
"And we know that Christ, God’s Son, has come to help us understand and find the true God. And now we are in God because we are in Jesus Christ his Son, who is the only true God; and he is eternal Life." (1 John 5:20, LB).
"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.” (Tit. 2:13, KJV).
Anybody that does not acknowledge God to be a Man does not believe  the Lord Jesus to be God and also a Man. He greatest enemy of the truth and also an anti-Christ.
"Dearly loved friends, don’t always believe everything you hear just because someone says it is a message from God: test it first to see if it really is.
For there are many false teachers around, and the way to find out if their message is from the Holy Spirit is to ask: Does it really agree that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, actually became man with a human body? If so, then the message is from God.  If not, the message is not from God but from one who is against Christ, like the “Antichrist” you have heard about who is going to come, and his attitude of enmity against Christ is already abroad in the world. (1John  4:1-3, LB).                               
Watch out for the false leaders—and there are many of them around—who don’t believe that Jesus Christ came to earth as a human being with a body like ours. Such people are against the truth and against Christ. Beware of being like them and losing the prize that you and I have been working so hard to get. See to it that you win your full reward from the Lord.
For if you wander beyond the teaching of Christ, you will leave God behind; while if you are loyal to Christ’s teachings, you will have God too. Then you will have both the Father and the Son.”  (2 John 7-8, LB).
That God is a Man, has remained a very controversial issue in Christianity but to us  who   have   been   saved from  the   wrath   of   God, because  we have  obeyed Him  from our hearts,  He has    opened    our  eyes  of understanding  to believe the truth.
"But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.” (2 Thess. 2:13, KJV).
"But we must forever give thanks to God for you, our  brothers  loved by the Lord,  because God chose from  the very first to give you salvation, cleansing you by   the   work   of the   Holy Spirit and by your trusting in   the    Truth" (2   Thess. 2:13,LB).
" But we, brethren beloved by the Lord, ought and are obligated [as those who are in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, because God chose you from the beginning as His first fruits (first converts) for salvation through the sanctifying work of the [Holy] Spirit and [your] belief in (adherence to, trust in, and reliance on) the Truth." (2 Thess. 2:13, AMP).


CHAPTER 4
LET us examine how the early Christians saw Jesus Christ, whether as a mere man or as God although He has human body and other characteristics of human being.
"Don’t ever forget the wonderful fact that Jesus Christ was a man, born into King David’s family; and that he was God, as shown by the fact that he rose again from the dead. It is because I have preached these great truths that I am in trouble here and have been put in jail like a criminal. But the Word of God is not chained, even though I am. "(2 Tim, 2:8-9, LB).
"Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses." (Acts 13:38 - 39, KJV).
"So let it be clearly known and understood by you, brethren, that through this Man forgiveness and removal of sins is now proclaimed to you;
And that through Him everyone who believes [who acknowledges Jesus as his Savior and devotes himself to Him] is absolved (cleared and freed) from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the Law of Moses and given right standing with God. (Acts 13:38 - 39, AMP).
"Brothers! Listen! In this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins!
Everyone who trusts in him is freed from all guilt and declared righteous—something the Jewish law could never do. (Acts 13:38-39,LB).
"It is written in (the book of) the Prophets, And they shall all be taught of God (have Him in person for their Teacher). Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me " (John 6:45, AMP).
"And great and important and weighty, we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness. He ( God) was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the [Holy] Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, [and] taken up in glory. (1 Tim. 3:16, AMP).
"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” (1 Tim. 3:16, KJV).
Can the Scriptures tell lies? It is the preaching of this wonderful   truth that made Saint Paul to be treated as a criminal.
Anybody that preaches this truth will surely lose his popularity  and  this  is what people avoid and the offence that follows this type of Message.
“Since we, God’s children, are human beings—made of flesh and blood—he became flesh and blood too by being born in human form; for only as a human being could he die and in dying break the power of the devil who had the power of death. Only in that way could he deliver those who through fear of death have been living all their lives as slaves to constant dread. We all know he did not come as an angel but as a human being—yes, a Jew." (Heb. 2:14-16, LB).
This is so because they make sure that whatever they teach is according to the scriptures.
"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time." (1 Cor. 15:3-8, KJV).
"I passed on to you right from the first what had been told to me, that Christ died for our sins just as the Scriptures said he would, and that he was buried, and that three days afterwards he arose from the grave just as the prophets foretold.
He was seen by Peter and later by the rest of the Twelve. After that He was seen by more than five hundred Christian brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died by now. Then James saw Him, and later all the apostles.
Last of all I saw Him too, long after the others, as though I had been born almost too late for this." (1 Cor. 15:3-8, LB).
Only as a human being can God be a Saviour to man. If He existed as an individual Spirit, He cannot save anybody at all.
“Then they asked him how in the world he could see. What had happened? And he told them, A Man they call Jesus made mud and smoothed it over my eyes and told me to go to the pool of Siloam and wash off the mud. I did, and I can see!” (John 9:10 - 11, LB).
A blind man whose eyes were opened, recognised the person that healed him as a Man.
 “For we have not been telling you fairy tales when we explained to you the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and His coming again. My own eyes have seen His splendour and His glory. I was there on the holy mountain when He shone out with honour given Him by God His Father: I heard that glorious majestic Voice calling down from heaven, saying This is My much loved Son; I am well pleased with Him” (2 Pet. 1:16- 18, LB).
Even when He resurrected from the dead, He was seen as a Man. He could discuss and eat and drink with man but only His own. He told them even to touch and feel His body for a spirit has no flesh and blood, but He had all of them.
 “And he said unto them, why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have” (Luke 24:38 - 39, KJV).
“And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus Himself drew near, and went with them.
But their eyes were holden that they should not know Him. And He said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto Him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
And He said unto them, What things? And they said unto Him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and have crucified Him.
But we trusted that it had been He which should have redeemed Israel: And beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; And when they found not His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that He was alive.
And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but Him they saw not. Then He said unto them, O fools, and slow of hearts to believe all that the prophets have spoken. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.
And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and He made as though He would have gone further. But they constrained Him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And He went in to tarry with them.
And it came to pass, as He sat at meat with them, He took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, did not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures?” (Luke 24:13-32, KJV).
How did His enemies see Him for which cause they could not believe Him to be God?
 “I and the Father are one. Then again the Jewish leaders picked up stones to kill him. Jesus said, At God’s direction I have done many a miracle to help the people. For which one are you killing me?’ They replied, ‘Not for any good work, but for blasphemy; you, a mere man, have declared yourself to be God.’
‘In your own Law it says that men are gods!’ he replied. “So if the Scripture, which cannot be untrue, speaks of those as gods to whom the message of God came, do you call it blasphemy when the one sanctified and sent into the world by the Father says, ‘I am the Son of God?” (John 10:30 - 36, LB).
They saw Him as a mere man. Only as a Man can He be a carpenter.
 “And He went out from thence, and came into His own country, and His disciples followed Him.
And when the Sabbath day was come, He began to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing Him were astonished, saying from whence hath this man these things!
And what wisdom is this which is given unto Him, that even such mighty works are wrought by His hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Judas, and Simon! and are not His sisters here with us! And they, were offended at Him” (Mark 6;1 - 3, KJV).
 “Soon afterwards He left that section of the country and returned with His disciples to Nazareth His hometown.
The next Sabbath He went to the synagogue to teach, and the people were astonished at His wisdom and His miracles because He was just a local man like themselves.
He is no better than we are, they said, He’s just a carpenter. Mary’s boy, and a brother of James and Joseph, Judas and Simon.
And His sisters live right here among us. And they were offended’ (Mark 6:1 - 3, LB).
 “Jesus went away from there and came to His own country and hometown (Nazareth), and His disciples followed (with) Him. And on the Sabbath He began to teach in the synagogue; and many who listened to Him were utterly astonished, saying, Where did this Man acquire all this? What is the wisdom (the broad and full intelligence which has been) given to Him? What mighty works and exhibitions of power are wrought by His hands!
Is not this the carpenter, the Son of Mary and the brother of James and Joses and Judah and Simon? And are not His sisters here among us?
And they took offense at Him and were hurt [that is, they disapproved of Him, and it hindered them from acknowledging His authority] and they were caused to stumble and fall. (Mark 6:1 -3, AMP).
Then the Jewish leaders were all the more eager to kill him because in addition to disobeying their Sabbath laws, he had spoken of God as his Father, thereby making himself equal with God.(John 5:18,LB)
“And great and important and weighty, we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness. He ( God) was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the (Holy) Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, [and] taken up in glory.” (1 Tim. 3:16, AMP).
 “It is quite true that the way to live a godly life is not an easy matter. But the answer lies in Christ, who came to earth as a man, was proved spotless and pure in his Spirit, was served by angels, was preached among the nations, was accepted by men everywhere, and was received up again to his glory in heaven.” (1 Tim.3:16, LB).
 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was,  manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit seen of Angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” (1 Tim. 3:l6, KJV).
 “Don’t ever forget the wonderful fact that Jesus Christ was a man, born into King David’s family; and that he was God, as shown by the fact that he rose again from the dead.  It is because I have preached these great truths that I am in trouble here and have been put in jail like a criminal. But the Word of God is not chained, even though I am” (2 Tim. 2:8 - 9, LB).
Dearly beloved in the Lord, I want you to know that God is revealed in every age. Our own age cannot be the exception.
He (God) reveals Himself to anybody He wants to and blinds anybody He wants to. As many as He has blinded, can never know this truth no matter their level of education or number of years they have carried the Bible.
They preach the Christ they heard touched and experienced.
 “And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elijah, neither that prophet?
John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. (John 1;25 - 37, KJV)
 “Then those who were sent by the Pharisees asked him, If you. aren’t the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet, what right do you have to baptize?
John told them, I merely baptize with water, but right here in the crowd is Someone you have never met, Who will soon begin His ministry among you, and I am not even fit to be His slave. This incident took place at Bethany a village on the other side of the Jordan River where John was baptising.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said Look! There is the Lamb of God who takes away the world’s sin! He is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Soon a man far greater than I am is coming, who existed long before me!
I don’t know He was the One, but I am here baptizing with water in other to point Him out to the nation of Israel. Then John told about seeing the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove descending from heaven and resting upon Jesus. I didn’t know He was the one; John said again; But at the time God sent me to baptise He told me: When you see the Holy Spirit descending and resting upon Someone - He is the One you are looking for. He is the One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. I saw it happen to this Man, and I therefore testify that He is the Son of God.
The following day as John was standing with two of his disciples, Jesus walked by. John looked at Him intently and then declared, See! There is the Lamb of God! Then John’s two disciples turned and followed Jesus” (John 1:25 - 37, LB).
For the purpose that Christ might be made known to Israel was John the Baptist sent into the wilderness to preach and baptize.
Notice, he said there was One standing or who has been with them all the years and yet they did not know and recognise Him and even himself (John). But God gave him a sign by which he could recognise the Man (God) and reveal Him to Israel.
The Lord cannot do anything without revealing it to His servants the Prophets.
 “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret to His servants the Prophets” (Amos 3:7, KJV).
How did Christ reveal Himself to His chosen disciples?
 “All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and He to whom the Son will reveal Him” (Luke 10:22, KJV).
 “All things have been given over into My power by My Father; and no one knows Who the Son is except the Father, or Who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son may choose to reveal and make Him known” (Luke 10:22, AMP).
 “When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets,
He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven” (Matt 16:13 - 17, KJV).
 “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him” (Matt. 11:27, KJV).
 “All things have been entrusted and delivered to Me by My Father; and no one fully knows and accurately understands the Son except the Father, and no one fully knows and accurately understands the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son deliberately wills to make Him known” (Matt. 11:27,AMP).
If after reading this epistle, you are not convinced that God  is a human being like us, please, do not disturb yourself. Just accept it that God Himself has blinded you so that He will destroy you in the end.
 “And He said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them” (Mark 4:11 - 12, KJV).
 “And He said to them, To you has been entrusted the mystery of the kingdom of God (that is, the secret counsels of God which are hidden from the ungodly); but for those outside ( of our circle) everything becomes a parable, In order that they may [indeed] look and look but not see and perceive, and may hear and hear but not grasp and comprehend, lest haply they should turn again, and it ( their willful rejection of the truth) should be forgiven them” (Mark 4:11 - 12, AMP).
 “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus sake” (2 Cor. 4:3 - 5, KJV).

CHAPTER 5
THE scriptures recorded that we shall see Christ as He is and we shall be like Him and that is as human beings.
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:1 -2, KJV).
If in His First Advent, He came as a human being and moved about with human beings, in His Second Advent, will He come as a wind and invisible?
4 In the First Advent, people ministered to Him including women, in the Second Advent, if people minister to Him including women, will it be a crime?
5 “And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance (Luke 8:1 - 3,KJV)
6 Not long afterwards he began a tour of the cities and villages of Galilee to announce the coming of the Kingdom of God, and took His twelve disciples with Him. Some women went along, from whom He had cast out demons or whom He had healed; among them were Mary Magdalene (Jesus had cast out seven demons from her), Joanna, Chuza’s wife (Chuza was King Herod’s business manager and was in charge of his palace and domestic affairs), Susanna, and many others who were contributing from their private means to the support of Jesus and his disciples” (Luke 8:1 - 3, LB).
7 Only as a human being can human beings minister to Him. A human being cannot minister to a spirit he cannot see and feel.
8 Anybody worshipping God that way is worshipping an unknown God. Superstition is the practice of all denominations.
9 “(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing). Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
10 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you (Acts 17:21 - 23, KJV).
11 (I should explain that all the Athenians as well as the foreigners in Athens seemed to spend all their time discussing the latest new ideas!) So Paul, standing before them at the Mars Hill forum, addressed them as follows: “Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious,
12 for as I was out walking I saw your many altars, and one of them had this inscription on it. “To the Unknown God.’ You have been worshiping him without knowing who he is, and now I wish to tell you about him” (Acts 17: 21 - 23, LB).
13 Some people believe in re-incarnation while some do not believe because they do not believe the scriptures.
14 The scriptures predicted that Elijah must come back before Christ would come. People were expecting him to jump down from heaven where he ascended because he was caught up with a whirlwind.
15 “And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven” (2 Kings 2:11, KJV).
16 How did Elijah come back?
17 “Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts” (Malachi 3:1, KJV)
18 “There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
19 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
20 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zechariahs saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
21 But the Angel said unto him, fear not, Zechariahs: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb” (Luke 1:5 - 15, KJV).
22 The people did not know he had come and gone until Christ was made manifest and they confronted Him with the question about Elijah who was to come first.
23 Jesus Christ told them that John the Baptist is the very Elijah and that he had come and gone.
24 “And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come? And He answered and told them, Elijah verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that He must suffer many things, and be set at naught. But I say unto you, That Elijah is indeed come, and they have done unto Him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of Him” (Mark 9:11- 13, KJV).
25 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elijah, which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” (Mark 11:13 — 15, KJV).
26 “For all the laws and prophets looked forward to the Messiah. Then John appeared, and if you are willing to understand what I mean, he is Elijah, the one the prophets said would come at the time the Kingdom begins. If ever you were willing to listen, listen now! (Mark 11:13 - 15, LB).
27 “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elijah truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist” (Matt. 17:11 - 13, KJV).
28 He knew that not all would believe it and said, if you can, believe it or else leave it.
29 Why didn’t John the Baptist come back with the name Elijah, his mantle and his robe and even his stature?
30 In Malachi 4:4 - 6, we can see another Elijah who was said must come before the great and dreadful day of the Lord. All that believe brother Branham to be the prophet of God must acknowledge that God vindicated that he was the Elijah of Malachi 4.
31 Why did he not answer Elijah or John the Baptist? John the Baptist, did not marry, why did Branham marry and still answer Elijah of Malachi 4?
32 If he was sent with the ministry of John the Baptist to forerun the second coming of Christ, and was born of a woman and was married with children, the Christ he came to forerun, will He be a bachelor? Will He also answer Jesus Christ?
33 It is easy to believe that Elijah re-incarnated but very difficult to believe that Christ could re-incarnate. Did He not say that a little while, the world would not see Him but you will see Him for He will be with you forever?
34 Did He not promise to be with you till the end of the world? Did the scripture not say that heaven where He went to, must hold Him captive until the restitution of all things?
35 “Yet a little while, and the world seeth Me no more; but ye see Me because I live, ye shall live also” (John 14:19, KJV).
36 “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world, Amen.” (Matt. 28:20, KJV).
37 “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also” (John 14:18 - 19, KJV).
38 “And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:20 — 21, KJV)
39 The problem has always been how to recognise the true Christ (Anointed One) because many must pose as Christ in these last days. The Bible says that we shall recognise them by their doctrines which the world cherishes and their lifestyle.
40 Brethren, all that have left us, left because of our doctrines which they could not bear to hear because from the beginning we know they had wrong motive while they came into our midst. Read these scriptures with good understanding:
41 “Because of the miracles he did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many people were convinced that he was indeed the Messiah. But Jesus didn’t trust them, for he knew mankind to the core. No one needed to tell him how changeable human nature is” (John 2:23 - 25, LB).
42 “Meanwhile the crowds grew until thousands upon thousands were milling about and crushing each other. He turned now to His disciples and warned them, More than anything else, beware of these Pharisees and, the way they pretend to be good when they aren't. But such hypocrisy cannot be hidden forever. It will become as evident at yeast in dough” (Luke 12:1 - 2, LB).
43 “When they arrived and found Him, they said, Sir how did You get here? Jesus replied, the truth of the matter is that you want to be with Me because I fed you, not because you believe in Me” (John 6:25 - 26, LB).
44 From these scriptures, you can see that the Lord Jesus Christ knew these men and their motives from the beginning. They were great in number and this is applicable to all local churches in this faith.
45 They can be made Pastors, Teachers, Evangelists, etc, and yet they are not God’s people like Judas.
46 When Jesus Christ saw them, He did not rejoice and say He now has many members but instead turned to His disciples who were very few and warned them concerning those multitudes.
47 Notice that they came for reasons other than eternal life and acknowledged Jesus Christ to be the very Christ because of the signs, wonders and miracles they saw.
48 Some believed because they were expecting Him to help them out materially and financially. This way, many believed this faith because of marriage, healing, or help or to hide their wickedness in the Church or to become popular, etc. These people cannot stay till the end because God must show them the way out.
49 One of those people that have left was quoted as saying that he came to me for help and instead of helping him financially, I used my money to decorate my parlour and for that he labelled me devil and false Son of Man.
50 He could as well come and take one of my vehicles if he can maintain it. For years now, I have been ‘Father Christmas’ to many of such people and they started seeing it as if I was bribing them to believe my message and I changed my mind.
51 The Elders in Onitsha Church can bear me witness to this truth. Even some of such people, each time they came to Onitsha and they are posted to a brother’s house instead of the Son of Man’s, house, they got offended.
52 Can anybody call these people Christians? These people that were following Christ in thousands, all left in one day when He opened the Word and started dishing out His doctrines. They were the first to leave Him and went back to their former associations because
His doctrines were offensive, silly and unbearable to them.
53 They would rejoice over His gifts but not His doctrines. But all that needed Eternal Life and by revelation knew Him as the only source of it, remained with Him though they were in the minority, they were never discouraged.
54 “When His disciples heard this, many of them said, This is a hard and difficult and strange saying (an offensive and unbearable message). Who can stand to hear it? Who can be expected to listen to such teaching?
But Jesus, knowing within Himself that His disciples were complaining and protesting and grumbling about it, said to them, Is this a stumbling block and an offense to you? Does this upset and displease and shock and scandalize you? What then (will be your reaction) if you should see the Son of Man ascending to (the place) where He was before?
56 It is the Spirit who gives life (He is the Life giver); the flesh conveys no benefit whatever (there is no profit in it). The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are Spirit and Life. But (still) some of you fail to believe and trust and have faith. For Jesus knew from the first who did not believe and had no faith and who would betray Him and be false to Him.
57 And He said, this is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless it is granted him (unless he is enabled to do so) by the Father. After this, many of His disciples drew back (returned to their old associations) and no longer accompanied Him” (John 6:60 - 66, AMP).
58 “Many therefore of His disciples, when they had heard this, said, this is an hard saying who can hear it? When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples murmured at it, He said unto them, doth this offend you? What and if you shall see the Son of Man ascend up where He was before?
59 It is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
60 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray Him. And He said, therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto Me, except it were given unto him of My Father. From that time many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him” (John 6:60 - 66, KJV).
61 “Even His disciples said, ‘This is very hard to understand. Who can tell what He means?’ Jesus knew within Himself that His disciples were complaining and said to them, ‘Does this offend you? Then what will you think if you see me, the Messiah, return to heaven again?’
62 Only the Holy Spirit gives eternal life. Those born only once, with physical birth, will never receive this gift. But now I have told you how to get this true spiritual life. But some of you don’t believe me.’ (For Jesus knew from the beginning who didn’t believe and knew the one who would betray Him.)
63 And he remarked, ‘That is what I meant when I said that no one can come to me unless the Father attracts him to me.’  At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him” (John 6:60 - 66, LB).
64 Whether you believe it or not, God is a Man!
65 God Bless You All.




EPISTLE 14
WHAT MUST WE DO THAT WE MAY WORK THE WORKS OF GOD?

 CHAPTER 1
DEAR elect of God according to His foreknowledge, it is very much imperative that we must know all that is required from us by God to do His works (to please Him). Some have their humanly fashioned ideas and doctrines on what they think they will do to please God but the Bible has the final say.
2 “Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
3 Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
4 Then said they unto him, “what” shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom He hath sent” (John 6:26 - 29, KJV).
5 “Jesus answered them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, you have been searching for Me, not because you saw the miracles and signs but because you were fed with the loaves and were filled and satisfied.
6 Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures (continually), unto life eternal, the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that, for God the Father has authorized and certified Him and put His seal of endorsement upon Him.
7 They then said, What are we to do, that we may [habitually] be working the works of God? [What are we to do to carry out what God requires?].
8 Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the One “whom” He has sent [that you cleave to, trust on, and have faith in His Messenger]” (John 6:26 - 29, AMP).
9 The Father never sealed two persons but He only sealed One. It therefore behoves on that One He has sealed to now adopt many to Himself.
10 From the beginning, the people of God had been pointed to one person whom God had chosen for their day.
11 In Abraham’s day, God pointed all His people to Abraham and Sarah his wife.
12 “Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him” (Isa. 51:2, KJV).
13 “Listen to me, all who hope for deliverance, who seek the Lord! Consider the quarry from which you were mined, the rock from which you were cut!
14 Yes, think about your ancestors Abraham and Sarah, from whom you came. You worry at being so small and few, but Abraham was only one when I called him. But when I blessed him, he became a great nation” (Isa. 51:1 - 2, LB).
15 In Moses’ day, He pointed His people to Moses His chosen One in whom dwelt the Name and fullness of God that day.
16 “And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee forever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the Lord' (Exo. 19:9, KJV).
17 In Joshua’s day, He pointed all His elect of that day to Joshua the chosen One in whom dwelt, the Spirit of God as unto Moses.
18 “Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spoke unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
19 “Moses my servant is dead, now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.
20 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses” ( Josh. 1:1-3, KJV)
21 It was a capital punishment for anybody to disobey the Voice of these men in their days.
22 "And they answered Joshua, saying, all that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go.  According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the LORD thy God be with thee, as He was with Moses.
23 Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage” (Josh. 1:16 - 18, KJV).
24 “To this they fully agreed and pledged themselves to obey Joshua as their commander-in-chief.
25 “We will obey you just as we obeyed Moses, they assured him, and may the Lord your God be with you as He was with Moses. If anyone, no matter who, rebels against your commands, he shall die. So lead on with courage and strength!” (Josh. 1:16 - 18, LB).
26 In the first advent of the Lord Jesus Christ, the same God pointed all His elect to Him and disobedience to His Voice was a great crime before God as was earlier prophesied by Moses concerning Christ.
27 “For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren like unto me, Him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever He shall say unto you.
28 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that Prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
29 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that followed after, as many as have spoken, have likewise, foretold of these days.
30 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, and in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
31 Unto you first God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities” (Acts 3:22 — 26, KJV).
32 He was the only begotten Son of God in whom He was well pleased. Besides, the Name of God dwelt in Him and the Spirit of God was in Him without measure. In Him was the fullness of God bodily like Abraham, Moses, Joshua etc.
33 These men in their days, were the visible representation or manifestation of the invisible God.
34 “And Jesus, when He was baptized went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon Him:
35 And lo a Voice from heaven, saying this is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 3:16 - 17, KJV).
36 “Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles: one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
37 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a Voice out of the cloud, which said, this is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, hear ye Him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid” (Matt. 17:4 - 6, KJV).
38 “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
39 For He received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a Voice to Him from the excellent glory, this is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (2 Pet. 1:16 - 17, KJV).
40 In the days of the Apostles, when the Jews who were visited by God, turned His Message down due to over familiarity and ignorance of the Holy Scriptures, God then rejected them, though for a little while and went to the Gentiles.
41 Saint Paul, who was rebellious and injurious to the Christian faith due to the ignorance that was in him, was chosen to bear God’s Name among the Gentiles where he was sent.
42 The Gentiles must be sanctified by His faith and He must make their sacrifices acceptable by God by opening their eyes of understanding to believe the truth of the gospel.
43 “Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, it was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
44 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:46 - 47, KJV).
45 “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry:
46 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.” (1 Tim. 1:12 - 13, KJV).
47 “But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way for he is a chosen vessel unto Me, to bear My name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew Him how great things he must suffer for My Name’s sake” (Acts 9:15 -16, KJV).
48 “Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
49 To open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me” (Acts 26:17- 18, KJV).
50 “That I should be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable being sanctified by the Holy Ghost’ (Rom. 15:16, KJV).
51 Anybody who for any reason at all, refuses his Message, counts himself unworthy of everlasting life, and is cut off from among the brethren.
52 This was applicable to all  the seven Angels or Messengers of the Seven Church Ages, which ended with Branham.
53 This is why it is very necessary for us to recognise our day and our Messenger who carries the Message for our day.

CHAPTER 2
SOME think that I am the Angel or Messenger to any Church age. Please, I am not. Before the Angel Messenger to Laodicea Church Age died (Prophet Branham), He pointed all to a ministry coming after Him whose foundation He laid.
2. He was to forerun a Ministry and He said that that ministry is not a group or a denomination but A Man.
3. I am HE that has been walking and walked in the Midst of the Seven Candle Sticks. I am only gathering all the loose ends from the first Angel Church Messenger to the last, to raise a bride for Christ. The bride must go where the Bridegroom is while the world must go where the attraction is.
4. “The crowds will naturally go to the main attraction—the bride will go where the bridegroom is!
5. A bridegroom’s friends rejoice with him. I am the Bridegroom’s friend, and I am filled with joy at his success” (John 3:29, LB).
6. “He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled (John 3:29, KJV).
7. “He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the groomsman who stands by and listens to him rejoices greatly and heartily on account of the bridegroom’s voice. This then is my pleasure and joy, and it is now complete” (John 3:29, AMP).
8. I am not the attraction like Christ was not the attraction. In His first advent to the Jews, John the Baptist was the attraction.
9. My Message is not a pleasant one at all to the world and there is nothing good in Me that will make them come to Me.
10 “For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: He hath no form nor comeliness and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him” (Isa. 53:2, KJV).
11 “In God's eyes He was like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry and sterile ground. But in our eyes there was no attractiveness at all, nothing to make us want Him” (Isa. 53:2, LB).
12 As long as Saint Paul was bearing His Name, He was the visible representation of the invisible God to the Gentiles in His day so was also the rest of the messengers.
13 That was why their words were regarded as the Words of God and not words of men. Saint Paul was even described as Christ, (Anointed One) by revelation by all Christians in Galatia.
14 “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing because, when ye received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh in them that believe” (1 Thess. 2:13, KJV).
15 “And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus” (Gal. 4:14, KJV).
16 This is now our own day. Do we have a messenger from God to reveal the mind of God to us? Do we have someone we call Rabbi (Great Teacher) , who has espoused us to the Word of God in our day?
17 Do we have any infallible Supernatural sign or evidence which no flesh can impersonate surrounding his ministry? Did He come with a Scriptural Commission like others that appeared before Him? From his scriptural commission if any, what office is he occupying? From the office He occupies, Who is He?
18 Disbelieving the Messenger of your day due to over familiarity or ignorance of the Holy Scriptures marks the beginning of your eternal destruction, For how can they escape if they despise the message of Him that speaks to them from heaven.
19 “See that ye refuse not Him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that speaketh from heaven:
20 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He hath promised, saying, yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
21 And this word, yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
22 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire" (Heb. 12:25 - 29, KJV).
23 “So see to it that you do not reject Him or refuse to listen to and heed Him Who is speaking (to you now). For if they (the Israelites) did not escape when they refused to listen and heed Him Who warned- and divinely instructed them (here) on earth (revealing with heavenly warnings His will), how much less shall we escape if we reject and turn our backs on Him Who cautions and admonishes (us) from heaven?
24 Then (at Mount Sinai) His voice shook the earth, but now He has given a promise; yet once more I will shake and make tremble not only the earth but also the (starry) heavens.
25 Now this expression, yet once more, indicates the final removal and transformation of all (that can be) shaken — that is, of that which has been created — in order that what cannot be shaken may remain and continue.
26 Let us therefore, receiving a kingdom that is firm and stable and cannot be shaken, offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship, with modesty and pious care and godly fear and awe; For our God (is indeed) a consuming fire” (Heb. 12:25 - 29, AMP).
27 “Be careful, then, and do not refuse to hear Him who speaks. Those who refused to hear the one who gave the divine message on earth did not escape-How much less shall we. escape, then, if we turn away from the one who speaks from heaven! His voice shook the earth at that time, but now He promised, I will once more shake not only the earth but heaven as well.
28 The words ‘Once More’ plainly show that the created things will be shaken and removed, so that the things that cannot be shaken will remain.
29 Let us be thankful, then, because we received a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Let us be grateful and worship God in a way that will please Him, with reverence and awe; because our God is indeed a destroying fire” (Heb. 12:25-29, GNB).
30 “And this is the will of him that sent Me, that everyone which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:40, KJV).
31 “For it is My Father’s will that everyone who sees His Son and believes on Him should have eternal life that I should raise Him at the last day” (John 6:40, LB).
32 “For this is My Father’s will and His purpose, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day” (John 6:40, AMP).
33 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24, KJV).
34 “I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person whose ears are open to My words (who listens to My message) and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me has (possesses now) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment, (does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation), but he has already passed over out of death into life” (John 5:24, AMP).
35 “I am telling you the Truth: whoever hears My words and believes in Him who sent Me has eternal life. He will not be judged, but has already passed from death to life” (John 5:24, GNB).
36 As long as Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah) of your day is in the world, talking and preaching His message, He remains the light of the world. Once He leaves the stage, everybody must grope in darkness.
37 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12, KJV).
38 “Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the light which is life” (John 8:12, AMP).
39 “Later, in one of His talks, Jesus said to the people, I am the light of the world. So if you follow Me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path” (John 8:12, LB).
40 The only thing you have to do to please God in your day is to rally round Him, believe His Message, and walk according to His doctrines and instructions.
41 When you disobey Him, you have counted yourself out of salvation in your day.
42 “Then many of the Jewish leaders who heard Him say these things began believing Him to be the Messiah. Jesus said to them; You are truly My disciples if you live as I tell you to, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:30 - 32, LB).
43 “As He spake these words, many believed on Him. Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed on Him, If you continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; and Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:30 - 32, KJV).
44 “Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all My servants the  prophets, daily rising up early and sending them; yet they hearkened not unto Me, nor inclined their ears, but hardened: they did worse than their fathers” (Jer.7:25 - 26, KJV).
45 “Because they have not hearkened to My words, saith the Lord, which I sent unto them by My servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; but ye would not hear, saith the Lord” (Jer.29:19, KJV).
46 “For they refuse to  listen to Me though I spoke to them again and again through My prophets” (Jer. 29:19, LB).
47 “This will happen to them because they did not obey the message that I kept on sending to them through My servants the prophets. They refused to listen" (Jer.29:19, GNB).
48 “I have sent you prophet after prophet to tell you to turn back from your wicked ways and to stop worshipping other gods and that if you obeyed, then I would let you live in peace here in the land I gave to you and your fathers. But you wouldn’t listen or obey” (Jer. 35:15, LB).
49 I sent my servants, the prophets, to protest over and over again and to plead with them not to do this horrible thing I hate,  but they wouldn’t listen and wouldn’t turn back from their wicked ways; they have kept right on with their sacrifices to these “gods.” (Jer. 44:4-5, LB).
50 “Instead, He will send you a Prophet like me from among your own people, and you are to obey Him. On the day you were gathered at Mount Sinai, you begged not to hear the Lord speak again or to see His fiery presence anymore, because you were afraid you would die.
51 So the Lord said to me, they have made a wise request. I will send them a Prophet like you from among their own people; I will tell Him what to say, and He will tell the people everything I command. He will speak in My Name, and I will punish anyone who refuses to obey Him.” (Deut. 18:15 - 19, GNB).
52 When a people of God or nation of God fails to recognise the presence of God in their day, He (God) will permit them even to adopt Laws and customs that will even destroy them or make them God’s perpetual enemies.
53 Recognising God in your day means nothing but accepting, believing, depending, relying, confiding and trusting in Him whom God has sent in your day no matter His relationship with you or His race or tribe.
54 Oftentimes, God makes His choice of His own messenger from a town, nation or community that has the worst records so that it will constitute a stumbling block to the non-¬elect.
55 For example, there is always a stigma that is attached to every race, tribe or nation. If God makes His choice of messenger from the blacks, the whites will frown at it. If He selects Him from the Ibo Land in Nigeria, other tribes will not believe except the elect. If He selects the Hausa or Yoruba or any other tribe, the rest will have something to say to stop people from taking the Messenger and His message serious.
56 Even in Ibo land, there are certain places God will select His own messenger and the rest of the Ibos will reject the person because of the stigma that is attached to His community, which He is not even the cause.
57 The elect are the only people that have the divine revelation that God has always been revealed from despised places. Can anything good come out of Bethlehem Judea?
58 “And Nathaniel said unto him, can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him come and see” (John 1:46, KJV).
59 “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are.” (1 Cor. 1:27-28, KJV).
60 We can now see that refusing the Messenger from God because of the stigma that is attached to the race, tribe, nation, or community from where He is selected marks our doom.
61 I am not saying this because I am involved please. I am declaring it by the inspiration of God Who is speaking to you through Me and I know that this Message is truth that has no substitute.
62 “From Paul, the slave of God and the messenger of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to bring faith to those God has chosen and to teach them to know God’s truth - the kind of truth that changes lives - so that they can have eternal life, which God promised them before the world began - and He cannot lie.
63 And now in his own good time He has revealed this Good News and permits me to tell it to everyone. By command of God our Saviour, I have been trusted to do this work for him” (Titus. 1:1-3, LB).
64 “In the church at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon (called the Black), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the  Governor), and Saul.
65 While they were serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said to them, Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul, to do the work to which I have called them. They fasted and prayed, placed their hands on them, and sent them off. Having been sent by the Holy Spirit, Barnabas and Saul went to Seleucia and sailed from there to the island of Cyprus” (Acts 13:1 - 4, GNB).
66 “Among the prophets and teachers of the Church at Antioch were Barnabas and Simeon  also called the black man), Lucius (from Cyren) manaen (the foster brother of king Hero and paul).
67 One day as these men were worshipping and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Dedicate Barnabas and Paul for a special job I have for them. So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way. Directed by the Holy Spirit they went to Seleucia and sailed to Cyprus' (Acts 13:1 -4, LB).
68 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things" (Rom. 10:13 - 15, KJV).
69 “For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord (invoking Him as Lord) will be saved. But how are people to call upon Him Whom they have not believed (in Whom they have no faith, on Whom they have no reliance)? And how are they to believe in Him (adhere to, trust   in, and rely upon Him) of Whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher?
70 And how can men (he expected to) preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings! (How welcome is the coming of those who preach the Good News of His good things!)" (Rom. 10:13-15,AMP).
71 In every dispensation, God has always sent His own appointed vessel to bear His Name among His people in that day. Whoever may be the person, whether He is tall or short, black or fair or His nationality is immaterial and inconsiderable.
72 The only thing the people should show deep interest in is His message because He is Himself the very message of life in their day.
73 “Christ was alive when the world began, yet I myself have seen Him with my own eyes and listen to Him speak. I have touched Him with my own hands. He is God’s message of life" (1 John 1:1, LB).

 CHAPTER 3
WHOEVER that receives the messenger that God sends in his day, has received God in his day. This was where the Jews missed it all not recognising their day and His visitation.
2 “Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute" (Luke 11:49, KJV)-
3 “This is what God says about you: I will send prophets and apostles to you, and you will kill some of them and chase away the others" (Luke 11:49, LB).
4 “For this reason the wisdom of God said; I will send them prophets and Messengers; they will kill some of them and persecute others" (Luke 11:49, GNB).
5 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth Me; and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me" (John 13:20, KJV).
6 “I assure you most solemnly I tell you, he who receives and welcomes and takes into his heart any messenger of Mine receives Me (in just that way), and he who receives and welcomes and takes Me into his heart receives Him Who sent Me (in that same way)” (John 13:20, AMP).
7 When Jesus appeared in the days of the Jews, instead of believing Him, they called Him devil or Beelzebub even when the devil called Him Son of the Most High God.
8 “But when the Pharisees heard it they said; This fellow doth not cast out devils but by Belzebub the Prince of the devils" (Matt. 12:24, KJV).
9 “Then answered the Jews, and said unto Him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan and has a devil” (John 8:48, KJV).
10 By this, they called God devil and that is what all the non-elect of God has been calling all true messengers from God in all the ages.
11 Human beings have remained the same in all generations till today. It is not a wonder then if people call me devil and those that have believed my message.
12 To all that have believed in me that God sent me, I am God to them but to the rest I deserve death because to them I am nothing but a mere man and an imposter.
13 “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope” (Rom. 15:4, KJV).
14 “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (1 cor. 10:11, KJV).
15 To believe in Him Whom He has sent is understanding and to obey His words is wisdom. We shall all be saved if we do the works of God and that is nothing but to believe in Him Whom He has sent no matter where He comes from.
16 Do not allow yourself to be stumbled by His vocation because work is ordained of God for all His people.
17 “And He went out from thence, and came into His own country, and His disciples followed Him.
18 And when the Sabbath day was come, He began to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing Him were astonished, saying from whence hath this man these things?
19 And what wisdom is this which is given unto Him, that even such mighty works are wrought by His hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Judas, and Simon? and are not His sisters here with us? And they were offended at Him” (Mark 6:1 - 3, KJV).
20 “Soon afterwards He left that section of the country and returned with His disciples to Nazareth His hometown.
21 The next Sabbath He went to the synagogue to teach, and the people were astonished at His wisdom and His miracles because He was just a local man like themselves.
22 He is no better than we are, they said, He’s just a carpenter. Mary’s boy, and a brother of James and Joseph, Judas and Simon.
23 And His sisters live right here among us. And they were offended” (Mark 6:1 - 3, LB).
24 “Jesus went away from there and came to His own country and hometown (Nazareth), and His disciples followed (with) Him.
25 And on the Sabbath He began to teach in the synagogue; and many who listened to Him were utterly astonished, saying, Where did this Man acquire all this? What is the wisdom (the broad and full intelligence which has been) given to Him? What mighty works and exhibitions of power are wrought by His hands?
26 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James and Joses and Judah and Simon? And are not His sisters here among us? And they took offence at Him and were hurt (that is, they disapproved of Him, and it hindered them from acknowledging His authority) and they were caused to stumble and fall’ (Mark 6:1 - 3, AMP).
27 “Jesus left that place and went back to His hometown, followed by his disciples. On the Sabbath He began to teach in the synagogue. Many people were there; and when they heard Him, they were all amazed; Where did He get all this? They asked, What wisdom is this that has been given Him? How does He perform miracles?
28 Isn’t this the Carpenter, the Son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t His sisters living here? And so they rejected Him” (Mark. 6:1 - 3, GNB).
29 Jesus was not only the Son of a carpenter but He was also a Carpenter by occupation. For a son to do the work of his father, is it a crime?
30 Since He worked, is it a crime if He orders His disciples and messengers to work so as to earn their living?
31 “This should be your ambition; to live a quiet life minding your own business, and doing your own work, just as we told you before.
32 As a result, people who are not Christians will trust and respect you, and you will not need to depend on others for enough money to pay your bills” (1 Thess. 4:11 - 12, LB).
33 “Now here is a command, dear brothers, given in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ by His authority; stay away from any Christian, who spend his days in laziness and does not follow the ideal of hard work we set up for you.
34 For you well know that you ought to follow our example; you never saw us loafing; we never accepted food from anyone without buying it; we worked hard day and night for the money we needed to live on, in order that we would not be a burden to any of you.
35 It wasn’t that we didn’t have the right to ask you to feed us, but we wanted to show you, first hand, how you should work for your living.
36 Even while we were still there with you we gave you this rule, he who does not work shall not eat. Yet we hear that some of you are living in laziness, refusing to work, and wasting your time in gossiping’ (2 Thess. 3:6- 11, LB).
37 “I have never been hungry for money or fine clothing — you know that these hands of mine worked to pay my own way and even to supply the need of those who were with me" (Acts 20:33 - 34, LB).
38 “ Then Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he became acquainted with a Jew named Aquila born in Pontus, who had recently arrived from Italy with his wife Priscilla. Paul lived and worked with them, for they were tent makers just as he was” (Acts 18:1 - 3, LB).
39 “Usually a person should keep on with the work he was doing when God  called Him” (1 Cor.7: 20, LB).
40 No Man is qualified to tell you this truth and live by his example except a Man sent by God alone.
41 “To those who are not being saved, we seem a fearful smell of death and doom, while to those who know Christ we are a life-giving perfume. But who is adequate for such a task as this? Only those who, like ourselves, are men of integrity sent by God, speaking with Christ’s power, with God’s eye upon us. We are not like those hucksters — and there are many of them — whose idea in getting out the Gospel is to make a good living out of if (2 Cor. 2:16 -17, LB).
42 “So you can see that we are not preaching with any false motives or evil purposes in mind; We were perfectly straight forward and sincere. For we speak as Messengers from God trusted by Him to tell the truth) we change His message not one bit to suit the taste of those who hear it; for we serve God alone, who examines our hearts deepest thoughts.
43 Never once did we try to win you with flattery, as you very well know, and God knows we are not just pretending to be your friends so that you would give us money. As for praise, we have never asked for it from you or anyone else although as apostles of Christ we certainly had a right to some honour from you but we were as gentle among you as a mother feeding and caring for her own children” (1 Thess. 2:3 -7, LB).
44 “It is God Himself in His mercy, who has given us this wonderful work (of telling His good news to others), and so we never give up.
45 We do not try to trick people into believing - we are not interested in fooling anyone. We never try to get anyone to believe that the Bible teaches what it doesn’t. All such shameful methods we forego.
46 We stand in the presence of God as we speak and so we tell the truth as all who know us will agree.
47 If the Good News we preach is hidden to anyone, it is hidden from the one who is on the road to eternal death.
48 Satan, who is the god of this evil world, has made him blind, unable to see the glorious light of the Gospel that is shining upon him or to understand the amazing message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is God” (2 Cor. 4:1-4,LB).
49 Whoever that continues to despise this faith and the man God has sent in our day after reading this Epistle will be doing so at his or her own risk.
50 God Bless You All.

EPISTLE 15
SHOULD A MAN STRIVE WITH HIS MAKER?

 CHAPTER 1
“I AM the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me. That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness, I make peace, and create evil, I the Lord do all these things.
2 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together, I the Lord have created it.
3 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?” (Isa. 45:5 - 10, KJV).
4 “Nay but, O -man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, why hast thou made me thus?” (Rom. 9:20, KJV).
5 “But who are you, a mere man, to criticize and contradict and answer back to God? Will what is formed say to him that formed it, why have you made me thus?” (Rom. 9:20, AMP).
6 How can a man born of a woman rise up against his Maker or Creator? It is a very delicate act with dangerous consequences.
7 God through the prophet proclaimed woe to anybody whether man or woman, that will rise up to strive against his Maker.
Whoever that does that has published his obituary, sang his funeral song attended his burial, etc.
God demands complete obedience and loyalty from all His children. He wants us to recognise His authority over us and also recognise that we are the workmanship of His hands.
By revelation, we should understand that we are ordinary clay in His hands, and He is the Potter. He reserves the right to do whatever pleases Him with us and we cannot ask ‘Why?’
No man is qualified to question God’s action whether good or bad. He is Almighty because He can do all things without entertaining any question from any being in relation to his action.
As His workmanship, He expects us to do all things at His word even if we do not understand why.
This is the only way man pleases God, because reasoning the word of God or His instruction will surely produce unbelief or partial obedience.
“Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For He maketh sore, and bindeth up: He woundeth, and his hands make whole” (Job 5:17 - 18, KJV).
“How enviable the man who God corrects, Oh, do not despise the chastening of the Lord when you sin. For though He wounds, He binds and heals again” (Job 5:17 - 18, LB).
“Many feel offended whenever they are corrected by God. This attitude is very wrong and must be stopped.
If we admit His authority over us, we should feel very happy anytime He corrects us, even if he gives us wounds, He is the one that will bind the Wounds. He that taught us, surely, has the right to correct us. But when we start striving or rising up against God, we are bound to destroy ourselves, with our own hands due to foolishness and ignorance that is in us.
I wish to warn all the saints in this faith that the time of this ignorance, I have overlooked and now I am calling for a total  change of mind and attitude towards the revealed Christ (the Anointed One) in the church in whose faith we are sanctified.
Whoever that hardens his or her heart after reading this Epistle should be ready to bear the consequences.
Let us allow God to melt us, remould us and use us as objects of His praise.

CHAPTER 2
THE word which came to Jeremiah, from the Lord, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter, so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. (Jer. 18:1-6, KJV).
“The LORD said to me, Go down to the potter's house, where I will give you my message. So I went there and saw the potter working at his wheel. Whenever a piece of pottery turned out imperfect, he would take the clay and make it into something else.
Then the LORD said to me, Haven’t the right to do with you people of Israel what the potter did with the clay? You are in my hands just like clay in the potter's hands.” (Jer. 18:1-6, GNB)
“[Oh, your perversity] You turn things upside down. Shall the potter be considered of no more account than the clay? Shall the thing that is made say of its maker, He did not make me, or the thing that is formed say of him who formed it, He has no understanding? (Isaiah 29:16, AMP)
“How stupid can they be, Isn’t he, the Potter, greater than you, the jars he makes? Will you say to him, “He didn’t make us? Does a machine call its inventor dumb? (Isaiah 29:16, LB)
Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay, for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding? (Isaiah 29:16, KJV)
These scriptures quoted are so clear that God demands nothing but implicit loyalty from all his children. Whoever that thinks that God is taking too much of Himself is free to rise up against Him. But woe is me if I should try that with my entire household.
At times people talk and boast as if they will contend with God and be justified and God will be condemned. This is arrant stupidity and foolishness on the side of such haughty men and women. This hostile stand before God is borne out of pride and naughtiness.
“He won’t let me get my breath, He has filled my life with bitterness. Should I try force? Try force on God? Should I take Him to court? Could anyone make Him go? I am innocent and faithful, but my words sound guilty, and everything I say seems to condemn me. I am innocent, but I no longer care.
I am sick of living. Nothing matters, innocent or guilty, God will destroy us. When an innocent man suddenly dies, God laughs. God gave the world to the wicked. He made all the judges blind. And if God didn’t do it, who did?’ (Job 9:18-24, GNB).
“He will not let me breath, but fills me with bitter sorrows. He alone is strong and just. But I? Am I righteous? My own mouth says no. Even if I were perfect, God will prove me wicked. And even if I am utterly innocent, I dare not think of it. I despise what I am. Innocent or evil, it is all the same to Him, for He destroys both kinds.
“He will laugh when calamity crushes the innocent. The whole earth is in the hands of the wicked God blind the eyes of the judges and lets them be unfair. If not He, then who? (Job 9:18 - 24, LB).
Since God has power to destroy whether innocent or guilty and yet stands justified in His action, is this not enough for men to fear and honour God in all His ways and dealings with mankind without questioning Him?
15 A time came when Prophet Jeremiah became very much offended at God, and he raised doubts and questions about God’s faithfulness to His promises.
16 “Lord, if I argued my case with You, You would prove to be right. Yet I must question You about matters of justice. Why are wicked men so prosperous? Why do dishonest men succeed? You plant them, and they take root, they grow and  bear fruit. They always speak well of You, yet they do not really care about you.
17 But Lord, you know me, you see what I do, and how I love You. Drag these evil men away like sheep to be butchered, guard them until it is time for them to be slaughtered” (Jer. 12:1 — 3, GNB).
18 “The Lord replied to me. If racing with mere men — these men of Anathoth — has wearied you, how, will you race against horses, against the king his court and all his evil priests. If you stumble and fall on open ground, what will you do in Jordan’s jungles?” (Jer. 12:5, LB).
19 The prophet thought that his question was very relevant, considering what he discovered on the land in his day. He thought that God was blind about those things which, to him, amounted to injustice on the side of God.
20 The same way, we are often tempted to ask God ‘why?’ when we notice the way things are done in our day.
21 God’s reply to Jeremiah should serve as an eye opener to all. God is not equal with man in authority, Man is finite, while God is infinite in knowledge and in all things. No matter what happens, God is ever faithful to His promises. Though He delays in fulfilling them that does not make Him a liar.
22 “Of course not, though everyone else in the world is a liar, God is not. Do you remember what the book of Psalms says about this? That God’s word will always prove true and right, no matter who questions them” (Rom. 3:4, LB).
23 I have to warn all the elect of God, in your own interest, refrain from calling God a deceiver or a liar or else you will regret it in the end.
24 Even if God’s promises do not come to pass in your day, they must come to pass one day because God is ever faithful to His promises.
25 “O Lord, You deceived me when You promised me Your help. I have to give them Your messages because You are stronger than I am, but now I am the laughingstock of the city,mocked by all” (Jer. 20:7, LB).
26      When a man is in trouble, surely, he expects God to come to his aid immediately as it is being promised in His word: “Call to Me in the time of trouble and I will come to your rescue”, Yes, God said so. But you must find out why the trouble has befallen you.
Do you know if it is a trial of your faith by God? Do you know whether it is permitted by God, as a result of your wrong doing as punishment? Please, find out why you are passing through any kind of trouble, before you call God a deceiver like Prophet Jeremiah. It is not good for a man to strive with his Creator.
“Who are you to question My wisdom with your ignorant, empty words? Stand up now like a man and answer the question I ask you. Were you there when I made the world? If you know so much, tell Me about it. Who decided how large it should be? Who stretched the measuring-line over it? Do you know all the answers?
What holds up the pillars that support the earth? Who laid the cornerstone of the world? In the dawn of that day the stars sang together, and the heavenly beings shouted for joy” (Job 38:1 - 7, GNB).
“Job, have you ever in all your life commanded a day to dawn? Have you ordered the dawn to seize the earth, and shake the wicked from their hiding places?’ (Job 38:12 - 13, GNB).
“Have you any idea how big the world is? Answer Me if you know. Do you know where the light comes from or what the     source of darkness is? Can you show them how far to go, or send them back again? I am sure you can, because you are so old and were there when the world was made” (Job 38:18 - 21, GNB).
Job thought it wise to question God in his day and God gave His reply to Job calling his action sheer stupidity. Hear God’s reply to Job.
“Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? Or will you yield? Do you — God’s critic — have the answers? I am nothing — how could I ever find the answers? I lay my hand on my mouth in silence. I have said too much already” (Job 40:1 - 5, LB).
This is the way some people out of ignorance question God over many things, even in their hearts. Some even in the Church say it in their hearts that God is deceiving them especially those, whose hearts have been biased by the baseless propaganda of our enemies.
If you are numbered among such people, I pity vou.
“Who are you to judge the servant of someone else? It is his own Master who will decide whether he succeeds or fails, and he will succeed, because the Lord is able to make him succeed”  (Rom. 14:4, GNB).
“Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? To his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up, for God is able to make him stand” (Rom. 14:4, KJV).
Some people in the Church do not realise that God is the only person that chose and called His servant and He is accountable to God, and not to any man.
Some make themselves judges over him instead of believing him. If He bears God’s name, do you not think that God must protect him and His ministry for His name’s sake?
Even if He falls into error, will God send you to reprimand Him? This is where we have to behave like Job, by closing our mouths with our hands, on issues concerning the servant of God, or else we shall be guilty of judging the Anointed One of God, and the punishment is always great.
A man cannot judge his Maker. It is foolishness to do so.
“Oh, that there were someone who would listen to me and try to see my side of this argument. Look, I will sign my signature to my defence, now let the Almighty show me that I am wrong. Let Him approve the indictments made against me by my enemies. I would treasure it like a crown. Then I would tell Him exactly what I have done and why, presenting my defence as one He listens to” (Job 31:35-37, LB).
When any of you is suffering hardship, sickness or any other thing in this flesh, due to your faith in Christ, you should count it as a thing of joy, for thereunto you are called.
Do not start to doubt God’s promises or calling Him a deceiver. You were told of what you will pass through, when you became Christians. Read these few scriptures to refresh your minds once more.
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Christ” (2 Tim. 2:3, KJV).
“Take your own share of suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ, just as I do”  (2 Tim. 2:3, LB).
“Finally, when I could stand it no longer, I decided to stay alone in Athens, and sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker, God’s minister, to visit you to strengthen your faith and encourage you and to keep you from becoming fainthearted in all the troubles you were going through.
(But of course you know that such troubles are a part of God’s plan for us Christians. Even while we were still with you we warned you ahead of time that suffering would soon come — and it did)” (Thess. 3:1-4, LB).
“For unto you it was given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake. Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me” (Phil. 1:29 - 30, KJV).
“For to you has been given the privilege not only of trusting Him but also of suffering for Him. We are in this fight together. You have seen me suffer for Him in the past, and l am still in the midst of a great and terrible struggle now, as you know so well” (Phil. 1:29 — 30, LB).
In everything, we should learn to give God the glory instead of contending with Him, for that is the will of God for us, and is pleasing in His sight.
“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thess. 5:18, KJV).
We are sure that we must enter the kingdom of God through much tribulations. As long as we are still living here on earth we cannot avoid it. But one thing is certain, we cannot be the worst hit. Some heathens suffer more than us.
“And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, drew Him out of the city, supposing He had been dead. Howbeit as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city, and the next day He departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and Iconium, and Antioch, confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:19-22, KJV).
“So be truly glad, there is wonderful joy ahead, even though the going is rough for a while down here. These trials are only to test your faith, to see whether or not it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests gold and purifies it — and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold, so if your faith remains strong after being tried in the test tube of fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honour on the day of His return” (1 Pet. 1:6 -7, LB).
Let us not strive against our Maker because of the troubles we encounter in this heavenly race. To contend with God is death, but to obey Him is Eternal life.
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, Fear God, and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man” (Eccl. 12:13, KJV).
“All has been heard; the end of the matter is, Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God’s providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man”(Eccl. 12:13, AMP).
God Bless You All.



EPISTLE 16
THE RIGHTEOUS BRANCH - MYSTERY TO THE BRIDE OF CHRIST

 CHAPTER 1
This Message is a very unusual one, and whoever that understands the meaning has overcome all things in this Christian faith. I am going to make it very short and direct, and it is my desire that all the elect of God will pay serious attention here.
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a Righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely, and this is His name whereby He shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness (Jer. 23:5 - 6, KJV).
Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch (Sprout), and He will reign as King and do wisely and will execute justice and righteousness in the land. In His days Judah shall be saved and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name by which He shall be called: The Lord Our Righteousness” (Jer. 23:5-6, AMP).
“For the time is coming, says the Lord, when I will place a righteous Branch upon King David’s throne. He shall be a King who shall rule with wisdom and justice and cause righteousness to prevail everywhere throughout the earth. And this is his name: The Lord Our Righteousness. At that time Judah will be saved and Israel will live in peace” (Jer. 23:5 - 6, LB),
Notice that this prophecy pointed all the people of God to something they musts watch out for, because when this Branch comes, He will be the righteousness
of Gods people.
Nobody will disturb himself in labouring or keeping the Laws of Moses, so as to be righteous in God’s sight. The presence of this Branch automatically becomes their righteousness, just like the presence of God was the righteousness of Israel in the wilderness.
The Law of Moses was there and they were not righteous, no matter how they obeyed it, until God dwelt among them. This made it impossible for Balaam and Balaak to place a curse on the people of Israel.
“He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath He seen perverseness in Israel, the LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them” (Num. 23:21, KJV).
“He has not seen sin in Jacob. He will not trouble Israel Jehovah their God is with them. He is their King”(Num. 23:21, LB).
“(God) has not beheld iniquity in Jacob (for he is forgiven) neither has He seen mischief or perverseness in Israel (for the same reason). The Lord their God is with Israel, and the shout of praise to their king is among the people” (Num. 23:21, AMP).
I have tried my best to make you understand that God alone is Holy and Righteous. When a holy God comes into a family, mountain, Church, etc, that place becomes holy. Just like a man that is blessed of God, whatever he touches is blessed, but a man that is cursed of God, whatever he touches is cursed.
It is in this forthcoming Branch that all Gods people must put their trust and faith, if they really want to be righteous in God’s sight.
“Then, one of David descendants will be king and He will rule the people with faithfulness and love. He will be quick to do what is right and he will see that justice is done”  (Isa. 16:5, GNB).
“God will establish David’s throne, forever, and on that throne, He will place a just and righteous King.” (Isa. 16:5, LB).
“And in mercy shall the throne be established, and He shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness” (Isa. 16:5, KJV).
This Branch will sit on the throne of David and will rule with wisdom and justice and will make sure that righteousness prevails everywhere and He will be called the Righteous Branch. In Him is our Righteousness.
“In another message the Lord said, “Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah will bring gifts of silver and gold from the Jews exiled in Babylon. The same day they arrive, meet them at the home of Josiah (son of Zephaniah), where they will stay. Accept their gifts and make from them a crown from the silver and gold. Then put the crown on the head of Joshua (son of Josedech) the High Priest.
Tell him that the Lord Almighty says, ‘You represent the Man who will come, whose name is “The Branch”—he will grow up from himself —and will build the Temple of the Lord. To him belongs the royal title He will rule both as King and as Priest, with perfect harmony between the two” (Zech. 6:9-13, LB)
“And the word of the Lord came to me saying, accept donations and offerings from these [as representatives of the] exiles, from Heldai, from Tobijah, and from Jedaiah, who have come from Babylon; and come the same day and go to the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah. Yes, take from them silver and gold, and make crowns and set [one] upon the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest.
 And say to him, Thus says the Lord of hosts, [You, Joshua] behold (look at, keep in sight, watch) the Man [the Messiah] whose name is the Branch, for He shall grow up in His place and He shall build the [true] temple of the Lord. Yes, [you are building a temple of the Lord, but] it is He Who shall build the [true] temple of the Lord, and He shall bear the honor and glory [as of the only begotten of the Father] and shall sit and rule upon His throne. And He shall be a Priest upon His throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between the two [offices - Priest and King]” (Zech. 6:9-13, AMP).
The Branch that is to come is going to be a Man, as we can see from the Scriptures. He will grow up from Himself and build the true Temple of the Lord and He will fill the office of King (David) and that of the Priest.
In other words, the government must be upon His shoulder too. It is important to note that He will grow up from Himself, He will not have anybody as His teacher or counsellor. He will have no need of Bible school or human theology. He is the Self-existing One. One that existed alone with His faith, doctrine and so on.
Joshua the High Priest will represent He that will come. He was the shadow to foreshadow good things to come together with his followers.
“Then I said, Please, could he also have a clean turban on his head. So they gave him one. Then the Angel of the Lord spoke very solemnly to Joshua and said, “The Lord Almighty declares. If you will follow the paths I set for you and do all I tell you to, then I will put you in charge of my Temple, to keep it holy, and I will let you walk in and out of my presence with these angels.
Listen to me, O Joshua the High Priest, and all you other priests, you are illustrations of the good things to come. Don’t you see?—Joshua represents my servant the Branch whom I will send. He will be the Foundation Stone of the Temple that Joshua is standing beside, and I will engrave this inscription on it seven times, I will remove the sins of this land in a single day” (Zech. 3:5-9, LB)
And I [Zechariah] said, Let them put a clean turban on his head. So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with [rich] garments. And the Angel of the Lord stood by And the Angel of the Lord [sol-emnly and earnestly] protested and affirmed to Joshua, saying, Thus says the Lord of hosts, If you will walk in My ways and keep My charge, then also you shall rule My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you access [to My presence] and places to walk among these who stand here.
Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you and your colleagues who [usually] sit before you—for they are men who are a sign or omen [types of what is to come]—for behold, I will bring forth My servant the Branch. For behold, upon the stone which I have set before Joshua, upon that one stone are seven eyes or facets [the all-embracing providence of God and the sevenfold radiations of the Spirit of God]. Behold, I will carve upon it its inscription, says the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity and guilt of this land in a single day” (Zech. 3:5-9, AMP).
This Branch who Joshua was to represent would be the foundation stone of the temple, and the moment He appears on the scene, all the sins of Gods people would be blotted out or taken away in a single day.
They will not be accused of sin again, because The Branch will pay the penalty for their sins and they will be set free.
“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire” (1 Cor. 3:11-15, KJV)
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18, KJV).
Notice, that this Branch will build the true temple where God will dwell, because God does not dwell in a building made with human hands. At the same time, He will take away the sins of Gods people in a day.
“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation. To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us, we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Cor. 5:18-21, KJV).
All these new things are from God who brought us back to himself through what Christ Jesus did. And God has given us the privilege of urging everyone to come into his favour and be reconciled to him. For God was in Christ, restoring the world to himself, no longer counting men’s sins against them but blotting them out. This is the wonderful message He has given us to tell others.
We are Christ’s ambassadors. God is using us to speak to you, we beg you, as though Christ himself were here pleading with you, receive the love He offers you—be reconciled to God. For God took the sinless Christ and poured into Him our sins. Then, in exchange, He poured God’s goodness into us”     (2 Cor. 5:18-21, LB).
But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favour, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him]. It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favour with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but cancelling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favour).
So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favour [now offered you] and be reconciled to God. For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [ endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness]” (2 Cor. 5:18-21, AMP).
“Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands, as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool, what house will ye build me? saith the Lord, or what is the place of my rest?” (Acts 7:48-49,KJV)
However, the Most High does not dwell in houses and temples made with hands, as the prophet says, Heaven [is] My throne, and earth the footstool for My feet, What [kind of] house can you build for Me, says the Lord, or what is the place in which I can rest?” (Acts 7:48-49,AMP)
“Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool, where is the house that ye build unto me? And where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD, but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word”  (Isa. 66:1-2,KJV).
What is the true temple where God dwells and what offence must be committed and the temple will be destroyed by God? Pay serious attention here because the life of your soul is at stake because of evil men and seducers who are roaming about deceiving people and they themselves being deceived.
“Do you not discern and understand that you [the whole church at Corinth] are God’s temple (His sanctuary), and that God’s Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also individually]?
If anyone does hurt to God’s temple or corrupts it [ with false doctrines] or destroys it, God will do hurt to him and bring him to the corruption of death and destroy him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that [temple] you [the believing church and its individual believers] are” (1 Cor. 3:16-17,AMP).
“Do you not see and know that your bodies are members (bodily parts) of Christ (the Messiah)? Am I therefore to take the parts of Christ and make [them] parts of a prostitute? Never Or do you not know and realize that when a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? The two, it is written, shall be-come one flesh” (1 Cor. 6:15-16, AMP).
Beware of false doctrine because it corrupts the body.
From the scriptures, the true temple of God has been revealed. Nobody will ever cast his mind to the useless structure or house at Jerusalem in the Middle East which is made up of bricks and cement etc. That one is temple built by hands and God can never live there.
From this picture of the real temple of God, you can now see that all the denominations are out of the way of truth. What they call Gods house or temple is their synagogue or Cathedral which they spent Billions of Naira or Dollars to build.
“Again the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury. Thus saith the LORD, I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem, and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth, and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain” (Zech. 8:1-3,KJV).
Please Saints of God, notice where God promised to dwell whenever he will come back, and what that place shall be called.
God was and still is jealous for Zion with great jealousy and with great fury. This was why he promised to return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. This Jerusalem shall be called the city of truth.
The Church of God is called Mount Zion, God’s Holy Mountain, Heavenly Jerusalem because God is living in Heaven, with earth as his footstool and also the pillar and ground of truth. The church is Gods true temple.
The prophets were not making references to natural Jerusalem at all but were seeing the Church afar off.
“But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are registered  in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect” (Heb.12:22-23,KJV)
“Now this true story is an illustration of God’s two ways of helping people. One way was by giving them his laws to obey. He did this on Mount Sinai, when he gave the Ten Commandments to Moses.
Mount Sinai, by the way, is called “Mount Hagar” by the Arabs—and in my illustration, Abraham’s slave-wife Hagar represents Jerusalem, the mother-city of the Jews, the center of that system of trying to please God by trying to obey the Commandments and the Jews, who try to follow that system, are her slave children. But our mother-city is the heavenly Jerusalem, and she is not a slave to Jewish laws” (Gal. 4:24-26,LB)
“Now all this is an allegory, these [two women] represent two covenants. One covenant originated from Mount Sinai [where the Law was given] and bears [children destined] for slavery; this is Hagar.
Now Hagar is (stands for) Mount Sinai in Arabia and she corresponds to and belongs in the same category with the present Jerusalem, for she is in bondage together with her children. But the Jerusalem above ( the Messianic kingdom of Christ) is free, and she is our mother” (Gal. 4:24-26,AMP)
“But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”(1 Tim. 3:15, KJV).
Notice where Jesus Christ featured and also made his dwelling place.
“For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee” (Heb. 2:11-12, KJV).
“For both He Who sanctifies [making men holy] and those who are sanctified all have one [Father]. For this reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren. For He says, I will declare Your [the Father’s] name to My brethren; in the midst of the [worshiping] congregation I will sing hymns of praise to You” (Heb. 2:11-12, AMP).
Worship and sacrifice only take place in Jerusalem, where God chose to place his name. This is why all people of God do not play with Jerusalem, because it is their life wire, the source of their food for godly existence.
“Remember that Jesus Christ came to show that God is true to his promises and to help the Jews. And remember that He came also that the Gentiles might be saved and give glory to God for his mercies to them. That is what the psalmist meant when He wrote: “I will praise you among the Gentiles and sing to your name.”
And in another place, “Be glad, O you Gentiles, along with his people the Jews. And yet again, Praise the Lord O you Gentiles, let everyone praise him. And the prophet Isaiah said, There shall be an Heir in the house of Jesse, and he will be King over the Gentiles, they will pin their hopes on him alone.” (Rom. 15:8-12, LB).
From the scriptures, the Branch that Joshua The High Priest was to represent is no other person than Jesus Christ. Joshua and his people represented Jesus Christ and his people, who are predicted signs of good things to come. All Christians should ‘run mad’ here by revelation.
Only the Lord Jesus knew what it takes to keep the temple of God holy. He also grew up from Himself and built the temple. Nobody taught Him and nobody has ever been His counsellor. He is both the King, that is the King of kings and High Priest of our profession.
“Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus” (Heb. 3:1, KJV).
“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God, how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out. For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen” (Rom. 11:33-36, KJV).
“Oh what a wonderful God we have. How great are his wisdom and knowledge and riches. How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his methods. For who among us can know the mind of the Lord? Who knows enough to be his counsellor and guide? And who could ever offer to the Lord enough to induce him to act? For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory. To him be glory evermore” (Rom. 11:33-36, LB)
He has been vested with authority over His father’s house.
“But Christ, God’s faithful Son, is in complete charge of God’s house. And we Christians are God’s house—He lives in us —if we keep up our courage firm to the end, and our joy and our trust in the Lord” (Heb. 3:6, LB).
It is now clear that we are the very Temple of God, which the Branch will build and keep holy, When this branch is revealed among Gods people as in every dispensation, He shall be their righteousness, for the Lord of host has said so, and He cannot tell lies.
He will abrogate the laws which convict Gods people of sin, and will cover them in his righteousness alone.
“The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness  shall the moon give light unto thee, but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified” (Isa. 60:19-21, KJV).
Can you see what a wonderful grace we have in our day from God? Through the mouth of the prophet God had already planned and predicted how He alone will be our Righteousness. And He has revealed it to us in these later days through the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In that day, the Lord said, His people shall be righteous because of the branch of His planting, the work of His hand that he might be glorified.


CHAPTER 2
JOSHUA IS JESUS.
“For” if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day” (Heb. 4:8, KJV).
“If Joshua had given the people the rest that God had promised, God would not have spoken later about another day” (Heb. 4:8, GNB).
How is He going to take our sins in one day and not even in one year?
“Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses” (Acts 13:38-39, KJV).
“Brothers, Listen, In this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who trusts in him is freed from all guilt and declared righteous—something the Jewish law could never do” (Acts 13:38-39, LB).
“So, let it be clearly known and understood by you, brethren, that through this Man, forgiveness and removal of sins is now proclaimed to you; and that through Him everyone who believes [who acknowledges Jesus as his Saviour and devotes himself to Him] is absolved (cleared and freed) from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the Law of Moses and given right standing with God” (Acts 13:38-39, AMP).
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power, who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil, for God was with him. and we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem, whom they slew and hanged on a tree. Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly;
Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. And He commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins” (Acts 10:38-43,KJV).
“How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power. How He went about doing good and, in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him. And we are [eye and ear] witnesses of everything that He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. And [yet] they put Him out of the way (murdered Him) by hanging Him on a tree;
But God raised Him to life on the third day and caused Him to be manifest (to be plainly seen), Not by all the people but to us who were chosen (designated) before hand by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. And He charged us to preach to the people and to bear solemn testimony that He is the God-appointed and God-ordained Judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets testify (bear witness) that everyone who believes in Him [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him, giving himself up to Him] receives forgiveness of sins through His name” (Acts 10:38-43,AMP).
And you no doubt know that Jesus of Nazareth and how God poured out on him the Holy Spirit and power. He went everywhere, doing good and healing all who were under the power of the Devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses of everything that he did in the land of Israel and in Jerusalem. Then they put him to death by nailing him to a cross.
But God raised him from death three days later and caused him to appear, not to everyone, but only to the witnesses that God had already chosen, that is, to us who ate and drank with him after he rose from death. And he commanded us to preach the gospel to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God has appointed judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets spoke about him, saying that all who believe in him will have their sins forgiven through the power of his name”(Acts 10:38-43,GNB).
It is clear to all that it is only through, believing, trusting, confiding depending and relying on this Righteous Branch alone that we can be counted righteous in the sight of God.
“But now God's way of putting people right with himself has been revealed. It has nothing to do with law, even though the Law of Moses and the prophets gave their witness to it. God puts people right through their faith in Jesus Christ. God does this to all who believe in Christ, because there is no difference at all” (Rom. 3:21-22, GNB).
I feel like flying away when I remember the cross of Christ and its wonders and miraculous powers that have set me free from death and eternal separation from God.
This is why sometimes I misbehave myself and some of little faith will start making noise, but praise God for what He has done for us.
“But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin]” (1 Cor. 1:30, AMP).
“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption”(1 Cor. 1:30, KJV).
“For it is from God alone that you have your life through Christ Jesus. He showed us God’s plan of salvation; He was the one who made us acceptable to God; He made us pure and holy and gave himself to purchase our salvation” (1 Cor. 1:30, LB).
By grace we are blessed to have the Righteous Branch in our midst, we were kept in protective custody under sin through the Law of Moses, but now we are free and free till eternity. It is the Lords doing and it is marvellous in our eyes.
We were witnesses when the voice spoke from on high saying “I have anointed you with My Spirit, I have anointed you with My power, speak My Word. Fear them not for I will be with You, I have anointed you with my unction, Yes the Lord of Hosts has promised.
It is My Word among My people, it is My Word among My people, for it is My power, yes, thus shall you come into My sanctuary and they shall see My power among My people. It is My unfailing power.
I have sworn that My Word shall not depart from thy midst forever, for it is My presence among you. I have lifted up My Word above every person, for it is My power among My people”
By this word which we heard from the Most High God before many living witnesses, we were espoused to the righteous Branch. This is why we can now say like our fathers that the lord is our Righteousness, Our Salvation, Our Holiness, Our Perfection, Our Sanctification and even Our Rapture, Praise the Lord.
When the Branch was revealed to us, He was revealed alongside with His scriptural Commission.
The Church must know that the scriptural commission of a man of God or whoever that God sends, tells us who He is and the office he occupies and what to expect from him.
The Branch was revealed with the following scriptural commission like William Branham, John the Baptist, Paul and even the lord Jesus Christ.
“Behold my servant, whom I uphold, mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth, I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall He not quench, he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth, and the isles shall wait for his law.
Thus saith God the LORD, He that created the heavens, and stretched them out, He that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it, He that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein. the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles.
To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. I am the LORD, that is my name. And my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images”  (Isa. 42:1-8,KJV).
“For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47, KJV).
“And He said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth” (Isa. 49:6,KJV).
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give glory to him,  for the hour of his judgment is come, and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” (Rev. 14:6-7,KJV).
A time came, when many doubted, and the Lord by audible voice invited us with a photographer to reveal He that is in our midst all these years to put an end to unbelief.
When we came and photographs were taken as instructed by God, we saw His servant surrounded by a pillar of Cloud which has been God among His people in all the ages.
Besides we saw Him dividing the Word of God in a manner no man has done in our days. Whoever God sends, speaks the word of God.
“For He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand” (John 3:34-35, KJV).
“For this one—sent by God—speaks God’s words, for God’s Spirit is upon him without measure or limit. The Father loves this man because he is his Son, and God has given him everything there is” ( John 3:34-35, LB).
“For since He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaims God’s own message], God does not give Him His Spirit sparingly or by measure, but boundless is the gift God makes of His Spirit. The Father loves the Son and has given (entrusted, committed) every-thing into His hand” (John 3:34-35, AMP).
By God’s infallible revelation we are sure and certain that the Righteous Branch is in Our Midst.
God Bless You All.
EPISTLE 17
WITHOUT ME, YOU CAN DO   NOTHING

 CHAPTER 1
“THEN answered Jesus and said unto them Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do. For what things so ever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheveth Him all things that Himself doeth: and He will show him greater works than these, that ye may marvel” (John 5:19 - 20, KJV).
2 “And He that sent Me is with Me, the Father hath not left Me alone: for I do always those things that please Him” (John 8:29, KJV).
3 All messengers from God in all dispensations have always focused their attention on obeying God rather than man because God is the one that sent them.
4 They are ordained by Him alone and not by man and so they serve His purpose and not the purpose of man, they can never do anything because they want to, but because God wants them to do those things whether they be healings, miracles, signs and wonders etc, that is why they do not take the glory by answering or allowing themselves to be flattered by calling them great men of God as we see people answer today.
5 Their simplicity always, very much, overwhelms their followers. They only recognise God as the one who does all the things through them, and for that, they refuse to take the glory and honour due to God.
6 Please, I want you to note that what God sends His messengers to do are always in direct contrast to what the people expect them to do.
7 I am saying that the purpose for which God sends His messenger has always been opposed to the demands of the people, their conception and desires from the messenger.
8 This is why people at times doubt them and their claims that God called them. Some come to them with sickness, poverty, hardship, trouble, bareness etc, and expect that at their command, all these things will vanish. And when they stay for sometime, maybe a year or more and nothing takes place, they become hostile and call them false men of God.
9 They cannot even find out Gods will for them as is being revealed to them through the approved vessels neither do they try to find out the purpose for which these men of God they call false were sent.
10 God judges His messenger by the commission He assigned to Him to carry out. His ability to stay true to His commission marks His success as a faithful steward or servant.
11 “Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, as of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self” (1 Cor. 4:1-3, KJV).
12 “So Apollos and I should be looked upon as Christ’s servants who distributes God’s blessing by explaining God’s secrets. Now, the most important thing about a servant is that He does just what His master tells Him to. What about me? Have I been a good servant? Well I don’t worry over what you think about this or what anyone else thinks. I don’t even trust My own judgment at this point” (1 Cor. 4:1 — 3, KJV).
13 As a messenger of God, every true Man of God allows God to lead Him and dictate the pace of the journey.
14 This God did to Moses, Joshua, Jesus Christ, Abraham, Paul, etc. God knows when, where and why His people must stop and the messenger will just halt them. When God speaks to Him asking them to move, they will move. But the people do not understand this.
15 For this reason they grumble and murmur as if they have gone this way before. If you have gone this way before, you do not need a guide at all.
16 “And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning. So it was always: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents. At the commandment of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents” (Num. 9:15 —18, KJV).
18 “And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days' journey: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD went before them in the three days' journey, to search out a resting place for them. And the cloud of the LORD was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp.
19 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; And let them that hate thee flee before thee. And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many thousands of Israel” (Num. 10:33 — 36, KJV).
20 It has always been at this time of waiting that the people always rebelled, calling the guide (leader or man of God) many blasphemous names to provoke Him to anger.
21 “Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:
22 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:
23 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them, wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD? (Num. 16:1 - 3, KJV).
24 At this point some prominent people namely drawn from among the Elders, seek undue publicity and recognition by trying to disintegrate the Church; here those that claim they have know the Man of God more than any other will emerge trying to draw converts to themselves.
25 Be careful and watchful here that you are not swept over by the evil wind when or anytime it starts blowing in the Church.
26 “If anyone hears Me and doesn’t obey Me, I am not His judge for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. But all who reject Me and My message will be judged at the day of judgment by the truths I have spoken. For these are not My own ideas, but I have told you what the Father said to tell you. And I know His instructions lead to eternal life; so whatever He tells Me to say, I say” (John 12:47-50, LB).
27 “Jesus answered them, Many good works have I done, many a miracle to help the people, for which one are you killing Me? They replied, Not for any good work but for blasphemy; You, a mere man, have declared Yourself to be God” (John 10:32 — 33, LB).
28 “Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from My Father; for which of those works do you stone Me? The Jews answered Him, saying for a good work we stone Thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that Thou, being a man, maketh Thyself God” (John 10:32-33, KJV).
29 “Jesus said to them, My Father has enabled Me to do many good deeds (I have shown many acts of mercy in your presence). For which of these do you mean to stone Me? The Jews replied, We are not going to stone you for a good act, but for blasphemy, because You, a mere man, make Yourself (out to be) God” (John 10:32 - 33, AMP).
30 “Jesus said to them, I have done many good deeds in your presence which the Father gave Me to do; for which one of these do you want to stone Me? They replied, We do not want to stone You because of any good deeds, but because of Your blasphemy. You are only a man, but You are trying to make Yourself God” (John 10:32 - 33, GNB).
31 “After this, many of His disciples drew back (returned to their old associations) and no longer accompanied Him. Jesus said to the twelve, will you also go away? (And do you too desire to leave Me?). Simon Peter answered, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words (the message) of eternal life. And we have learned to believe and trust, and (more) we have come to know (surely) that You are the Holy One of God, the Christ (the Anointed One) the Son of the living God” (John 6:66 - 69, AMP).
32 This is the time every true elect of God must stand on His personal revelation of who the Son of Man is and what His Message is all about, and also the purpose for which He was sent.
33 If you’re measuring or judging Him by His inability to alleviate your financial, domestic, physical, etc, hardship, you will end it calling Him devil like your fathers did. But if you judge Him by having the words of eternal life, you will surely acknowledge Him as God.
34 The angle you see and judge a Man of God and his ministry, will decide what you will call him.
35 If you recognise that He listens to the Voice of Him that has called Him alone before doing anything, you will not be surprise why He does not seem to pay attention to what people say about Him.
36 Even if the people will riot and even abandon Him when their expectations seem not to materialize as soon and quickly as they expect, He is never moved. He does nothing at His own will but at the will of Him that sent Him, in whose presence He stands always.
37 “Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work, say not ye, there are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest” (John 4:34 - 35, KJV).
38 “Then Jesus explained: My nourishment comes from doing the will of God who sent Me, and from finishing His work. Do you think the work of harvesting will not begin until the summer ends four months from now? look around you! Vast fields of human souls are ripening all around us, and are ready now for reaping” (John 4:34-35, LB).
39 To as many of you as have believed in Christ that is revealed in the Bride, you must realise that He is the one who invited you and caused you to believe Him.
40 If you were to choose a place of worship or a Man of God, you will never choose this faith neither will you acquaint yourself with this Man of God or ‘God-Man’ that is revealed among us.
41 He that has called you is able to sustain and see you through; because without Him, you can do nothing.
42 “Being confident of this very thing that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the
day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6, KJV).
43 “And I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on Helping you grow helping you grow in His grace until His task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns” (Phil. 1:6, LB).
44 He that started the good work in you is no other person than (He) the man that removed your blindness making it possible for you to recognise the way of salvation.
45 As many as have refused to acknowledge that they are blind today will surely die in their unbelief (sin).
46 “And Jesus said, for judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see and that; they which see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with Him heard these words, and said unto Him, Are we blind also? Jesus said unto them, if you were blind, ye should have no sin but now ye say, we see, therefore your sin remaineth. (John 9:38 - 41, KJV).
47 “Then Jesus told him, I have come into the world to give sight to those who are spiritually blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind. The Pharisees who were standing there asked, Are you saying we are blind? If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty, Jesus replied. But your guilt remains because you claim to know what you are doing” (John 9:39 -41, LB).
48 This spiritual blindness or inability for one to recognise the way of salvation that is meant for God’s people, is the worst blindness. This was the type of blindness the Jews Suffered. It is the blindness that Christ was sent to cure.
49 This blindness was in the minds of the Gentiles until Saint Paul was sent to them. This blindness was also in your minds till God sent His own Son, (the Son of His pleasure) to you, to open your eyes of understanding and make your sacrifices acceptable unto God.
50 “Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
51 To open their eyes and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me” (Acts 26:17 - 18, KJV).
52 “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the Saints” (Eph. 1:18, KJV).
53 “In making me a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, I act in the priestly Service of the gospel (the Good News of God), in order that the sacrificial offerings of the Gentiles may be acceptable (to God), consecrated and made holy by the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 15:16, AMP).
54 Therefore He that opens your eyes must be the one that loves you and not he that dashes you money or other material gifts like the Pharisees were dashing the blind man, while he was in their Church.
55 As long as He has started the good work in you, co-operate with Him so that He can accomplish the work He started in you, so that in the end, you will rejoice and He will rejoice also that He has not laboured in vain.
56 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13, KJV).
57 “For God is at work within you, helping you want to obey Him, and then helping you to do what He wants” (Phil 2:12, LB).
58 “Not of your own strength for it is God who is all the while effectually at work in you (energizing and creating in you the power and desire), both to will and to work His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight” (Phil. 2:13, AMP).
59 He that has been dealing with us from the very beginning is God; He does anything He likes with us, because we are the clay and He is the Potter. Whatever He does with us is out of His own good pleasure and He cannot be wrong and there is no unrighteousness in His actions.
60. “What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid” (Rom. 9:14, KJV).
 CHAPTER 2
AS long as God lives and I live, I know Him and preach Him as the only one and True God who keeps whatever that is committed into His hands. Our names have been written on the palms of God’s hand and victory is sure.
2 “For the which cause I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day” (2 Tim. 1:12, KJV).
3 “And this is why I am suffering as I do. still I am not ashamed, for I know (perceive, have knowledge of, and am acquainted with) Him Whom I have believed (adhered to and trusted in, and relied on), and I am [positively] persuaded that He is able to guard and keep that which has been entrusted to me and which I have committed [to Him] until that day” (2 Tim. 1:12, AMP).
4 “That is why I am suffering here in jail, and I am certainly not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that He is able to safely guard all that I have given Him until the day of his return” (2 Tim. 1:12, LB).
5 “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Heb. 13:6, KJV).
6 “That is why we can say without any doubt or fear, The Lord is my helper, and I am not afraid of anything mere man can do to me” (Heb. 13:6, LB).
7 “So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my helper, I will not be seized with alarm (I will not fear or dread or be terrified), what can man do to me?” (Heb. 13:6, AMP).
8 God has good intentions towards us even if He punishes us; His idea is never to destroy us but to save us. If He destroys us, His purpose for calling us will be defeated. All His chastisements on us are for our own good.
9 “For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jer. 29:11, KJV).
10 “For thus says the high and lofty One - He who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent (bruised with sorrow of sin).
11 For I will not contend forever, neither will I be angry always, for (if I did stay angry) the spirit (of man) would faint and be consumed before Me, and (My purpose in) creating the souls of men would be frustrated.
12 Because of the iniquity of his (Judah’s) covetousness and unjust gain I was angry and smote him, I hid My face and was angry, and he went on turning away and backsliding in the way of his (own willful) heart” (Isa. 57:15 — 17, AMP).
13 God must save whosoever He wants to save, yes, now we have known Who He is and acquainted with Him, will He destroy us? Certainly not. You are His dear brethren.
14 “For both He that sanctifieth and they that are sanctified are all of one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying I will declare Thy name unto My brethren in the midst of the Church will I sing praise unto Thee” (Heb. 2:11 - 12, KJV).
15 “For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion” (Rom. 9:15, KJV).
16 “And He said, I will make all My goodness pass before thee and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy” (Exo. 33:19, KJV).
17 You can see that it is only in the Church, in the midst of His brethren that He declares who He is and not to the world.
18 “Judas saith unto Him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest Thyself unto us and not unto the world?’ (John 14:22, KJV).
19 “Judas (not Iscariot but His other disciple with that name) said to Him, Sir, why are you going to reveal Yourself only to us disciples and not to the world at large?” (John 14:22, LB).
20 “Judas, not Iscariot, asked Him, Lord, how is it that You will reveal Your-self [make Yourself real] to us and not to the world?” (John 14:22, AMP).
21 I believe that the essence of God revealing Himself to us this day through the Son of His pleasure, is to save us and not to destroy; for He did not call us to receive His wrath but to receive His salvation.
22 “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him” (1 Thes. 5:9 — 10, KJV).
23 “For God has not chosen to pour out His anger upon us but to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ; He died for us so that we can live with Him forever, whether we are dead or alive at the time of His return” (1 Thes. 5:9 - 10, LB).
24 “For God has not appointed us to (incur His) wrath (He did not select us to condemn us), but (that we might) obtain (His) salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). Who died for us so that whether we are still alive or are dead (at Christ’s appearing), we might live together with Him and share His life” (1 Thes. 5:9 - 10, AMP).
25 Whatever that befalls you or comes your way as you continue in this faith, accept it with joy, and not with grief and praise God for He is the only one that has permitted it to come to you for a purpose that you do not know; it may be to try your faith or to test your loyalty to Him.
26 “And we knew that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose" (Rom. 8:28, KJV).
27 Trust God who has started the good work in you even unto death, do not allow anything to separate you from His love at any point in  times like this, not even death.
28 “Fear none of those things which thou shall suffer; behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee' a crown of life” (Rev. 2:10, KJV).
29 Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is He that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at, the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
30 Who shall separate us from the love of God? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, for Thy sake we are killed all the daylong: we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.
31 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, not depth, nor any other creation, shall separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord ” (Rom. 8:33 -39, KJV).
32 Whoever that trusts in Him can never be disappointed neither will he be put to shame. The scripture cannot tell lies about God.
33 “As the scriptures express it, See, I am sending Christ to be the carefully chosen precious Cornerstone of My Church, and I will never disappoint those who trust in Him” (1 Pet. 2:6, LB).
34 “This now, is what the sovereign Lord says; I am placing in Zion a foundation that is firm and strong. In it I am putting a solid Cornerstone on which are written the words, ‘Faith that is firm is also patient” (Isa. 28:6, GNB).
35 “But the Lord God says, See I am placing a foundation stone in Zion — a firm, tested, precious Cornerstone that is safe to build on. He who believe need never run away again” (Isa. 28:16, LB).
36 “For the scripture tell us that no one who believes in Christ will ever be disappointed” (Rom. 10:11, LB).
37 “For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed” (Rom. 10:11, KJV).
38 Since we are sure of whom we have believed, let us continue in His doctrines with patience believing and trusting that one of these days, we shall be clothed with our new bodies as promised to us by God and we shall dwell with Him eternally.
39 “But I am telling you this strange and wonderful secret: we shall not all die, but we shall be given new bodies! (1 Cor. 15:51, LB).
40 Until we get this promised new bodies, we shall not relent or draw back from following the revealed God in our midst because He alone has the word of Eternal life; and without Him, we can do nothing.
41 “Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 1:13, KJV).
42 “Hold lightly to the pattern of truth I taught you, especially concerning the faith and love Christ Jesus offers you” (2 Tim. 1:13, LB).
43 “But continue thou in the things which thou has learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them” (2 Tim. 3:14, KJV).
44 “But you must keep on believing the things you have been taught, you know they are true, for you know that you can trust those of us who have taught you” (2 Tim. 3:14, LB).
45 “That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandments of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour” (2 Pet. 3:2, KJV).
46 “I have tried to remind you — if you will let me — about facts you already know; facts you have learned from the holy prophets and from us the apostles who brought you the words of our Lord and Saviour” (2 Pet. 3:2, LB).
47 “Dear friends, remember what the apostles our Lord Jesus Christ told you” (Jude 17, LB).
48 “But beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 17, KJV).
49 “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For you have need of patience that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; but if any man drawback, My soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition, but of them that believe to the saving of the soul” (Heb. 10:35 —39, KJV).
50 Now that it is clear to us, brethren, that only God is able to see us through and without Him surely we can do nothing, let us commit fully the keeping of our souls into His hands in well doing trusting Him to be the only faithful Creator that can keep what is committed into His hand.
51 “Wherefore, let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing as unto a faithful Creator” (1 Pet. 4:19, KJV).
52 “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised). And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works” (Heb. 10:22- 24, KJV).
53 “Let us go right in to God Himself, with true hearts fully trusting Him to receive us because we have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean and because our bodies have been washed with pure water.
54 Now, we can look forward to the salvation God has promised us. There is no longer any room for doubt, and we can tell others that salvation is ours, for there is no question that He will do what He says. In response to all He has done for us let us outdo each other in being helpful and kind to each other and in doing good” (Heb. 10:22 - 24, LB).
55 Indeed without Him we can do nothing. He alone knows how to keep His Church in the rapturing order as William Branham even confirmed in his sermon ‘The Man that can turn on the light’.
56 “For in Him we live, and move, and have our being as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also His offspring” (Acts 17:28, KJV).
57 “For in Him we live and move and are. As one of your own poets says it, we are the sons of God” (Acts 17:28, LB).
58 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your (own) poets have said, for we are also His offspring (Acts 17:28, AMP).
59 God Bless You All.
  EPISTLE 18
MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN
 CHAPTER 1
“FOR many are called, but few are chosen” (Matt. 22:14, KJV).
2 “And Jesus concluded, many are invited, but few are chosen” (Matt. 22:14, GNB).
3 “For many are called  (invited and summoned) but few are chosen” (Matt. 22:14, AMP).
4 From the very foundation of the world, God’s people have remained very few. When Cain killed, His brother Abel, the scripture recorded that worshipping of God stopped until Seth was born. Before then, Cain had married and had lots of children while Adam and Eve also continued to have daughters only. By the time Seth grew up and got married, Cain had filled everywhere with his own offspring’s.
5 “And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: for God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel whom Cain slew. And to  Seth, to Him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord” (Gen. 4:25 — 26, KJV)
6 Abraham also took his maid for a wife and she gave birth to a son called Ishmael. This man married and had children that were disowned by God.
7 “And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes” (Gen. 16:3-4, KJV).
8 Abraham later married a third wife called Keturah who also had six sons that married wives and produced many children that did not belong to God.
9 “Then again Abraham took a wife and her name was Keturah. And she bare him Zimran and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And fokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Elda-ah. All these were the children of Keturah” (Gen. 25:1—4, KJV).
10 The true wife, Sarah, gave birth to a son, Isaac, and it is in this lineage of Isaac that the children of God are called or chosen.
11 To the rest of the children born to Abraham in the flesh, they are not the children of God though they are in the majority. Abraham gave them gifts and sent them away but to Isaac, he gave Him all that he had.
12 “And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country” (Gen. 25:5 — 6, KJV).
13 This was where the mixed multitude started to mingle with the royal seed of God. These were the people that claimed to have Abraham as their Father and that they were not born of fornication like Jesus Christ.
14 They were the same people that planned and killed Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ recognised them very well and told them their descent. He told them that they were of their father the devil and all his deeds they must accomplish.
15 “They answered and said unto Him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, if ye were Abrahams children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now you seek to kill Me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have beard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to Him, we be not born of fornication; we have one father even God” (John 8:39-41, KJV).
16 Although many people today claim God as their Father, we should be sure and certain that not all belong to God. These people that claim God to be their Father are in the majority and majority has never pleased God and can never please God.
17 “The Lord did not set His love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people” (Deut. 7:7, KJV).
18 “The Lord did not love you and choose you because you outnumbered other peoples; you were the smallest nation on earth” (Deut. 7:7, GNB).
19 God does not love a people or reveal Himself to a people because they are great in number. God has always identified Himself with minority since the world began.
20 When this revelation strikes you, whoever that leaves this faith will mean nothing to you and you will no longer think that God is not with you because you are few in your Church.
21 “Yes, think about your ancestors Abraham and Sarah from whom you came. You worry at being so small and few but Abraham was only one when I called him. But when I blessed him, he became a great nation” (Isa. 51:2, LB).
22 In the days of Noah, only very few people escaped the wrath of God and these were the real children of God in that age. I say this because only the children of God obey God’s word in every dispensation.
23 “Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water” (1Pet. 3:20,KJV).
24 “These were the spirits of those who had not obeyed God when He waited patiently during the days that Noah was building his boat. The few people in the boat - eight in all were saved by the water” (1 Pet. 3:20, GNB).
25 In the days of Lot, only three persons believed God and were saved.
26 “And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt. And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him for he feared to dwell in Zoar and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughter” (Gen. 19:29 — 30, KJV).
27 In the first exodus from Egypt, the children of God that left Egypt were few and numbered. They were six hundred thousand men excluding the women and little children. But along the way, strange people mixed up with God’s people and the number became very great.
28 These strangers that infiltrated into the camp of God’s people were the people that stirred up the people of God against their leaders.
29 They were the people that murmured and complained and the Holy Spirit of God smote them in the wilderness. They were in the majority. So it is today in all the churches of God.
30 “And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth about six hundred thousand on foot that were men beside children. And a mixed multitude went up also with them: and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle” (Exo. 12:37-38, KJV).
31 “That night the people of Israel left Rameses and started for Succoth, there were six hundred thousand of them, beside all the women and children, going on feet. People of various sorts went with them, and there were flocks and herds a vast exodus of cattle”  (Exo. 12:37 - 38, LB).
32 From this encounter, it should be a personal revelation to you that all that follow God’s people even in their worship are not all God’s people. If such people go out at anytime, nobody should ask why because such people can never endure till the end.
33 “Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are His. And let everyone that named the name of Christ depart from iniquity” (2 Tim. 2:19, KJV).
34 In Jericho, God only saved the few people that believed Rahab’s report and lodged in her house not minding her occupation, for she was a prostitute.
35 “But before they left, the men had said to her, We cannot be responsible for what happens to you unless this rope is hanging from this window and unless all your relatives - your Father, mother, brothers, and anyone else are here inside the house.
36 If they go out into the street we assume no responsibility whatsoever; but: we swear that no one inside this house will be killed or injured” (Joshua 2:7-19,LB).
37 Remember that I am affirming that God’s people have remained very few in all the ages. He has never and will never identify Himself with the majority.
38 In the days of Gideon, the Lord Himself invited a great number of men for battle and out of them, He chose just a few that were His choice of men for the war.
39 “Jerubbaal (That is, Gideon - his other name) and his army got an early start and went as far as the spring of Harod. The armies of Midian were camped north of them, down in the valley beside the hill of Moreh.
40 The Lord then said to Gideon, There are too many of you. I can’t let all of you fight the Midianites, for then the people of Israel will boast to Me that they saved themselves by their own strength. Send home any of your men who are timid and frightened.
41 So twenty two thousand of them left, and only ten thousand remained who were willing to fight. But the Lord told Gideon, There are still too many. Bring them down to the spring and I will show you which ones should go with you and which ones shall not.
42 So Gideon assembled them at the water. There the Lord told him, Divide them into two groups decided by the way they drink. In group 1 will be all the men who cup the water in their hands to get it to their mouth and lap it like dogs. In group 2 will be those who kneel with their mouths in the stream.
43 Only three hundred of the men drank from their hands, all the others drank with their mouth to the stream. I’ll conquer the Midianites with these three hundred! The Lord told Gideon. Send all the others home!” (Judges 7:1 - 7, LB).
44 God has always displayed His power among few people He has chosen for that purpose. The same way He has revealed Himself only to few He has chosen for the purpose.
45 In the days of John the Baptist, only very few believed his testimony about the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.
46 When he pointed his disciples to Him, only two accepted and followed Jesus Christ while the rest preferred to stay with John the Baptist. Truly no one can come to Christ except He brings the person to Himself.
47 “Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; and looking upon Jesus as he walked he saith, behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus” (John 1:35 — 37, KJV).
48 “No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:44, KJV).
49 God’s people have remained very few in all generations and our own cannot be left out. Do not allow what you see with your eyes to delude your minds.
50 All that glitters is not gold! For the period the Lord Jesus Christ preached in His first advent to the Jews, only one hundred and twenty people believed Him including women.
51 “And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty)” (Acts 1:15, KJV).
52 This also applied to His resurrection, only very few people who were chosen afore time, were permitted to see Him while the rest were kept away. It has repeated itself again in our day.
53 “And we are witnesses of all things, which He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up the third day, and shewed Him openly; not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead’ (Acts 10:39- 41, KJV).
54 “And we are (eye and ear) witnesses of everything that He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. And (yet) they put Him out of the way (murdered Him) by hanging Him on a tree;
55 But God raised Him to life on the third day and caused Him to be manifest (to be plainly seen), not by all the people but to us who were chosen (designated) before hand by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead’ (Acts 10:39-41, AMP).
56 If God’s people have been very few from the beginning of creation, why do men think that the whole world will he saved in our day?
57 “I am not saying that the promise of God has failed; for not all the people of Israel are the people of God. Nor are all Abraham’s descendants the children of God. God said to Abraham, It is through Isaac that you will have descendants I promised you” (Rom. 9:6 - 7, GNB).
58 “However, it is not as though God’s word had failed (coming to nothing). For it is not everybody who is a descendant of Jacob (Israel) who belongs to (the true) Israel. And they are not all the children of Abraham because they are by blood his descendants.
59 No, (the promise was), your descendants will be called and counted through the line of Isaac (though Abraham had an older Son)” (Rom. 9:6 - 7, AMP).
60 “Not as thought the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel; neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, in Isaac shall thy seed be called’ (Rom. 9:6 -7, KJV).
61 “Isaiah the prophet cried out concerning the Jews that though there would be millions of them, only a small number would ever be saved’ (Rom. 9:27, LB).
62 “And Isaiah calls out (solemnly cries aloud) over Israel: though the number of the sons of Israel be like the sand of the sea, only the remnant (a small part of them) would be saved (from perdition, condemnation, judgment)!" (Rom. 9:27, AMP).
63 This picture should remain steadfast in your mind that God’s people are few in the world. Many go to Church, yes, even perform miracles, signs and wonders, speak in tongues, and even prophesy.
64 Yes, these are gifts, which they received from Abraham before they were sent away. That is where they will stop. They will never have The Word of God, which is God. They go about looking for signs and wonders and miracles but the true children of God are after the Word of God and nothing more than that.
65 They do not run up and down in search of miracles or healings or even magic. They are never attracted by those things that contain no life. They know that signs and wonders and speaking in tongues are for unbelievers but not for Christians.
66 “Wherefore tongues are for a sign not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe” (1 Cor. 14:22, KJV).
67 “So you see that being able to speak in tongue is not a sign to God’s children concerning His power, but it is a sign to the unsaved. However, prophecy (preaching the deep truth of God) is what the Christian need, and unbelievers aren’t yet ready for if (1 Cor. 14:22, LB).
 68 “It is the same today. Not all the Jews have turned away from God; there are a few being saved as a result of God’s kindness in choosing then” (Rom. 11:5, LB).
69 “So too at the present time there is a remnant (a small believing minority), selected (chosen) by grace (by God's unmerited favour and graciousness” (Rom. 11:5, AMP).

CHAPTER 2
GOD has always saved a remnant and not the entire world. I do not care the way you look at it, God fixes His eyes only on the remnant till this day, the number of the people in the Church notwithstanding.
2 If God will not save the whole Jewish nation, how do you think that He will save the whole Gentile nation or world?
3 Anybody can claim he is the seed of God, elect of God or child of God like many did in the land of Israel. The truth remains, that God knows His own people and they are very few in number.
4 “Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for His name. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
5 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom My name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world' (Acts 15:14-18, KJV).
6 Let nobody fool or deceive you on this matter. God has a fixed number He will save from the Gentiles and this number is kept in His heart as a secret.
7 Anybody can be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and fellowship with you in the Church but the decision is made by God on who will be with Him forever and who will be dropped.
8 “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in” (Rom. 11:25, KJV).
9 “There is a secret truth, my brothers, which I want you to know, for it will keep you from thinking how wise you are, it is that the stubbornness of the people of Israel is not permanent, but will last only until the complete number of Gentiles comes to God” (Rom. 11:25, GNB).
10 “I want you to know about this truth from God, dear brothers, so that you will not feel proud and start bragging. Yes, it is true that some of the Jews have set themselves against the gospel now, but this will last only until all of you Gentiles have come to Christ - those of you who will” (Rom. 11:25, LB).
11 “Lest you be self-opiniated (wise in your own conceits), I do not want you to miss this hidden truth and mystery, brethren: a hardening (insensibility) has (temporarily) befallen a part of Israel (to last) until the full number of the ingathering of the Gentiles has come in” (Rom. 11:25, AMP).
12 “Then said one unto Him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And He said unto them, strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able” (Luke 13:23-24, KJV).
13 “Someone asked Him, Will only a few be saved? And He replied, The door to heaven is narrow. Work hard to get in, for the truth is that many will try to enter but when the head of the house has locked the door, it will be too late. Then if you stand outside knocking, and pleading, Lord, open the door for us, He will reply, I do not know you” (Luke 13:23 - 25, LB).
14 “And someone asked Him, Lord, will only a few be saved (rescued, delivered from the penalties of the last judgment, and made partakers of the salvation by Christ)? And He said to them, strive to enter by the narrow door (force yourselves through it), for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able” (Luke 13:23 - 24,AMP).
15 Many will like to enter in through the strait gate but cannot find the strait gate because of the proliferation of the broad ways. You that have entered in, please remain steadfast or else you will forfeit your crown.
16 There are many that are tired and disgusted about what is happening in their denomination but they are there because they have not found this Strait Way of Life.
17 Some have been introduced to this strait gate but they withdrew because the road is rough and the message is very offensive and unbearable.
18 God has helped us to find it not because we looked for it or desired it but because God has always been found by a people that did not Seek Him.
19 “So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but God that sheweth mercy” (Rom. 9:16, KJV).
20 “And so God’s blessings are not given just because someone decides to have them or worked hard to get them. They are given because God takes pity on those He wants to” (Rom. 9:16, LB).
21 “But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought Me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after Me” (Rom. 10:20, KJV).
22 “Heaven can be entered only through the narrow gate! The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide enough for the multitudes who choose its easy way. But the Gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find if” (Matt. 7:13 - 14,LB).
23 The road to heaven has never been an easy one at all. It has always remained a hidden way to many who are ordained to be destroyed. But as many as God will like to save, He will help them in the heavenly race.
24 That people reject our message is Scriptural and we should feel happy about it. It is a sure sign that we are of God and that our message is from God.
25 “Dear young friends, you belong to God and have already  won your fight with those who are against Christ, because there is someone in your heart who is stronger than any evil teacher in this wicked world
26 These men belong to this world, so, quite naturally, they are concerned about worldly affairs and the world pays attention to them.
27 But we are children of God; that is why only those who have walked and talked with God will listen to us. Others won't. That is another way to know whether a message is really from God; for if it is, the world won't listen to it” (1John 4:4 — 6, LB).
28 Anybody that is not of God cannot abide with us till the end. It is not a surprise if people leave the faith from time to time.
29 “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us; but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us” (1 John 2:19, KJV).
30 “These (against Christ) people used to be members of our churches, but they never really belonged with us or else they would have stayed. When they left us it proved that they were not of us at all” (1 John 2:19, LB)
31 “They went out from our number, but they did not (really) belong to us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us. But (they withdraw) that it might be plain that they all are not of us” (1 John 2:19, (AMP).

CHAPTER 3
BY the revelation of the Word of God, which has remained the consolation of all the children of God, the true elect of God will not be disturbed that people that started with us could leave us along the way.
2 Watch where they empty themselves each time they left. You will discover that they will return to their former associations.
3 Some will even end it in the company of the heathens as a sure sign that he or she never departed from the customs and traditions of the heathens in his or her heart at all.
4 What these people saw and followed us from the beginning was miracles or signs and wonders.
5 “Because of the miracles He did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many people were convinced that He was indeed the Messiah. But Jesus didn’t trust them for He knew mankind to the core. No one needed to tell Him how changeable human nature is” (John 2:23 - 25, LB).
6 “When the people realized what a great miracle had happened, they exclaimed, surely He is the Prophet we have been expecting! Jesus saw that they were ready to take Him by force and make Him their King so He went higher into the mountains alone” (John 6:14-15, LB).
7 “Meanwhile the crowds grew until thousands upon thousands were milling about and crushing each other. He turned now to His disciples and warned them, More than anything else, beware of these Pharisees and the way they pretend to be good when they aren’t. But such hypocrisy cannot be hidden forever” (Luke 12:1, LB).
8 In all these scriptures quoted, one can see that these multitudes never came to Christ by revelation that He had the Word of eternal life.
9 Christ remained the true God to them as long as miracles were taking place but whenever it gives way for the Word, these people will surely run away. It is what is happening now.
10 That is why the Son of Man finds it very difficult to confide in any man in this faith except those He chose for Himself from the foundation of the world.
11 “The heart is the most deceitful thing there is, and desperately wicked. No one can really know how bad it is! Only the Lord knows! He searches all hearts and examines deepest motives so He can give to each person His right reward, according to His deeds — how He has lived” (Jer. 17:9-10, LB).
12 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it (perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind)?
13 I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings” (Jer. 17:9 -10, AMP).
14 Overseers of the Church should by this Epistle, stop measuring the growth of their Church by the number of people that are baptized into them claiming they believe our faith.
15 This will save them the danger of numbering the dead among the living. Your duty is to preach the Word and go your way. You have done your job.
16 “My sheep hear My Voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand” (John 10:27-28, KJV).
17 “My sheep recognise My Voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life and they shall never perish. No one shall snatch them away from Me” (John 10:27 - 28, LB).
18 Note: If this ministry of the Bride is the same ministry of the Bridegroom as predicted by Prophet Branham, let it be known to you that it must come to a point where many people must draw back from following and will go back to their former association saying that the message is offensive, unbearable and false and nobody can be expected to hear or listen to such teaching.
19 “When His disciples heard this, many of them said, This is a hard and difficult and strange saying (an offensive and unbearable message). Who can stand to hear it? (Who can be expected to listen to such teaching?).
20 After this, many of His disciples drew back (returned to their old associations) and no longer accompanied Him.
21 Jesus said to the Twelve, will you also go away? (and do you too desire to leave Me?) Simon Peter answered, Lord, to whom shall we go, you have the word (the message) of eternal life” (John 6:60,66 — 68, AMP).
22 These people that drew back from following us were the mixed multitude that accompanied us because of signs and wonders and some other material considerations and not for eternal life.
23 As many as are with us because of eternal life are sure and certain and even confirm that they have never heard a Man speaking like this in their day.
24 Surely, many are called, but few are chosen.
25 God Bless You All.
  EPISTLE 19
THE STONE THE BUILDERS REJECTED

 CHAPTER 1
“AND have ye not read this scripture; the Stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: this was the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in our eyes” (Mark 12:10-11, KJV).
2 “Have you not even read this (passage of) scripture: The very Stone which (after putting it to the test) the builders rejected has become the Head of the Corner (Cornerstone); this is from the Lord and is His doing and it is marvellous in our eyes” (Mark 12:10-11, AMP).
3 The Almighty, who knows all things, had already predicted how people will reject the only indispensable stone that will form the Chief Cornerstone of His building. Without this Stone, the building will not stand. It must surely collapse.
4 This rejected stone by the builders will later be discovered to be the indispensable Cornerstone by the builders with time.
5 I have always made you to understand that mankind is always guilty of rejecting the truth that saves them and sets them free.
6 “Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious Cornerstone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste” (Isa. 28:16, KJV).
7 “Therefore thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a Stone, a tested Stone, a precious Cornerstone of sure foundation; he who believes (trust in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone) will not be ashamed or give way or hasten away (in sudden panic)” (Isa. 28:16, AMP).
8 “But the Lord God says, See I am placing a foundation stone in Zion — a firm, tested, precious Cornerstone that is safe to build on. He who believes need never run away again” (Isa. 28:16, LB).
9 This Stone which the builders disregard is a tried and tested Stone that will stand the test of time. It is not an Ordinary Stone. It is a precious and indispensable Stone.
10 Whoever believes in this Stone shall, not be disappointed at all. This Stone shall be a refuge and a sanctuary to those that love and fear God and shall be a Stone of stumbling to all the enemies of God, a Rock of offence.
11 “And the Lord will create over the whole site, over every dwelling place of Mount Zion and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and shining of flaming fire by the night; for over all the glory shall be a canopy (a defence of divine love and protection).
12 And there shall be a pavilion for shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge and a shelter from storm and from rain”  (Isa. 4:5 - 6, AMP).
13 Always bear in mind that Mount Zion is the Church of God hence all His assemblies are mentioned in the Scripture quoted above. Know also that this rejected Stone is Christ upon whom the foundation of the Church is laid.
14 “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is (already) laid, which is Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)” (1 Cor. 3:11, AMP).
15 Christ is the Rock of offence and a stumbling Stone to all the enemies of truth who do not know God. He is the place of refuge for all God’s people and their shield at all times and in all situations.
16 “And He shall be for a sanctuary; but for a Stone of stumbling and for a Rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken” (Isa. 8:14 - 15, KJV).
17 “He will be your safety; but Israel and Judah have refused His care and thereby stumbled against the Rock of their salvation and lie fallen and crushed beneath it: God’s presence among them has endangered them!” (Isa. 8:14 - 15, LB).
18 “And He shall be a sanctuary (a sacred and indestructible asylum to those who reverently fear and trust in Him); but He shall be a Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
19 And many among them shall stumble thereon, and they shall fall and be broken, and be snared and taken” (Isa. 8:14 - 15, AMP).
20 God Himself foretold that many will stumble at this tried and precious Stone anytime He is sent to the people. You will agree with me that men have always stumbled each time a ‘God-Man’ is revealed in all the ages.
21 Our own day will not be exempted. If God has visited us in our day in the likeness of man, let it be clearly known to you that many will stumble whenever this Man bearing God’s name is revealed among men. For if this fails to happen, how then can the scriptures be fulfilled.
22 “Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a Chief Corner Stone, elect, precious: and He that believeth on Him shall not be confounded.
23 Unto you therefore which be disobedient, the Stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner. And a Stone of stumbling, a Rock of offence, even to them, which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed” (1 Pet. 2:6 - 8,KJV).
24 “As the scripture express it, See chosen, precious Cornerstone of My Church, and I will never disappoint those who trust in Him.
25 Yes, He is very precious to you who believe; and to those who reject Him, well — the same Stone that was rejected by the builders has become the Cornerstone, the most honoured and important part of the building.
26 And the Scriptures also says, He is the Stone that some will stumble over, and the Rock that will make them fall. They will stumble because they will not listen to God’s word nor obey it, and so this punishment follow - that they will fall” (1 Pet. 2:6 - 8, LB).
27 “For thus it stands in scripture: Behold, I am laying in Zion a chosen (honoured), precious Chief Cornerstone, and he who believes in Him (who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him) shall never be disappointed or put to shame.
28 To you then who believe (who adhere to, trust in, and rely on Him) is the preciousness; but for those who disbelieve (it is true), the (very) Stone which the builders rejected has become the main Cornerstone.
29 And a Stone that will cause stumbling and a Rock that will give (them) offence; they stumble because they disobey and disbelieve (God’s) Word, as those (who reject Him) were destined (appointed) to do” (1 Pet. 2:6 -8, AMP).
30 Christ is this rejected Cornerstone by the builders. Remember that Christ means the Anointed One, the Messiah. Jesus was a Man that was anointed by the Spirit of God and He became Christ.
31 “The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt. 4:16 — 17, KJV).
32 “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him" (Acts 10:38, KJV).
33 This Christ that is rejected has become the Head of the Church and in all things He alone has the pre-eminence.
34 “He is the Head of the Body made up of His people — that is, His Church — which He began; and He is the leader of all those who arose  from the dead, so that He is first in-everything; For God  wanted all of Himself to be in His Son” (Col. 1:18 - 19, LB).
35 When the builders rejected Him (the Stone), little did they recognise that they rejected their only Saviour.
36 When I say builders, I mean ministers of God so- called. All claim they are building for Christ but every house must be revealed.

CHAPTER 2
REMEMBER the story of the two master builders. One built on sandy soil without solid foundation while the other took his time to lay his own foundation on the solid rock.
2 When both building were revealed with flood and wind, the one without a solid base crumbled down while the one with solid foundation remained firm.
3 In this our day, whatever any man is building as a Church must be revealed with fire from the presence of the Almighty God one of these days.
4 “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
5 Now if any man build * upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; every mans work shall be made manifest:
6 For the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
7 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire” (1 Cor. 3:11- 15, KJV).
8 “And no one can ever lay any other real foundation than that one we already have Jesus Christ.
9 But there are various kinds of materials that can be used to build on that foundation. Some use gold and silver and jewels; and some build with sticks and hay or even straw!
10 There is going to come a time of testing at Christ’s Judgment Day to see what kind of material each builder has used. Everyone’s work will be put through the fire so that all can see whether or not it keeps its value, and what was really accomplished
11 Then every workman who has built on the foundation with the right materials, and whose work still stands, will get his pay. But if the house he has built burns up, he will have great loss. He himself will be saved, but like a man escaping through the walls of flames”  (1 Cor. 3:11 - 15, LB).
12 The Church of God is built upon the revelation of whom the Rock or Stone is. This Rock is the very Rock of Ages that followed the people about in the wilderness. The source of water and life for them.
13 “And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18, KJV).
14 “Moreover, Brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
15 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and did all eat the same spiritual meat; and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ” (1 Cor. 10:1 — 4, KJV)
16 The Rock upon which the Church is built is not Peter the Apostle, drawn from the Jews, but upon Christ as revealed by His Father.
17 “All things are delivered to Me of My Father; and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal Him” (Luke 10:22, KJV).
18 The redemption of this Church is vested in the hands of Christ, the rejected Stone and Rock of offence.
19 “Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
20 That He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Eph. 5:25 - 27, KJV).
21 As many as stumble on this Rock or Stone or allow this Stone to descend on them in His wrath, shall be crushed into powder.
22 “And whoever shall fall on this Stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder” (Matt. 21:44, KJV).
23 “All who stumble on this  Rock of truth shall be broken, but those it falls on will be scattered as dust” (Matt. 21:44, LB).
24 “And whosoever falls on this Stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed to powder (and it will win now  him, scattering him like dust)” (Matt. 21:44, AMP).
25 “So faith comes by hearing (what is told), and what is heard come by preaching (of the message that came from the lips) of Christ (the Messiah Himself” (Rom. 10:17, AMP).
26 We shall be very careful now than ever in all our dealings with this revealed Rock of offence in our midst .Let nothing around Him constitute an offense to you or a stumbling block.
27 “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not” (John 6:35-36,KJV).
28 “And Jesus replied, I am the bread of life. No one coming to Me will ever be hungry again. Those believing in Me will never thirst. But the trouble is, as I have told you before, you haven't believed even though you have seen Me” (John 6:35 - 36, AMP).
29 “Jesus replied, I am the Bread of life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, and he who believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me will never thirst any more (at any time) but (as) I told you, although you have seen Me, still you do not believe and trust and have faith” (John 6:35 - 36, AMP).
30 The scripture says that some will see but will not believe. Blessed are those who did not see and yet believed. Blessed are also your eyes and your ears for seeing and hearing all these hidden and amazing truths about the kingdom of heaven in your day.
31 “But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, that many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them: and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them” (Matt. 13:16-17, KJV).
32 “So they won't see and hear and understand and turn to God again, and let Him heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. Many a prophet and godly man has longed to see what you have seen and hear what you have heard, but couldn't” (Matt. 13:16-17,LB).
33 “And He turned Him unto His disciples, and said Privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: for I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them" (Luke 10:23 - 24, KJV).
34 “Then, turning to the twelve disciples, He said quietly, How privileged you are to see what you have seen. Many a prophet and king of old has longed for these days, to see and hear what you have seen and heard!” (Luke 10:23 -24, LB).
35 May the Father of all spirits, give you the grace to bear with Me in My foolishness and grant you an understanding heart to believe the truth only. Remain blessed forever and ever.
36 God Bless You All.


 EPISTLE 20
THE PRESENCE OF GOD IS CONFIRMED IN THE BRIDE

 CHAPTER 1
 “LONG ago God spoke in many different ways to our fathers through the prophets (in visions, dreams, and even face to face), telling them little by little about His plans.
2 “But now in these days He has spoken to us through His Son to whom He has given everything and through whom He made the world and everything there is” (Heb. 1:1 - 2, LB).
3 “In many separate revelations (each of which setforth a portion of the Truth) and in different ways God spoke of old to (our) forefathers in and by the prophets,
4 (But) in the last of these days He has spoken to us in (the Person of a) Son, whom He appointed Heir and lawful owner of all things, also by and through whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time (He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order)” (Heb. 1:1 —2, AMP).
5 “God, who at sundry times and in diverse manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
6 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed Heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds” (Heb. 1:1-2, KJV).
7 “In the past, God spoke to our ancestors many times and in many ways through the prophets.
8 But in these last days He has spoken to us through His Son. He is the one through whom God created the Universe, the one whom God has chosen to possess all things at the end” (Heb. 1:1 - 2,GNB).
9 From the above Scriptures in different translations of the Holy Scriptures, it is clear that God in these last days we are living in, speaks to us directly through His Son whom He has appointed Heir of all things.
10 This is very much astonishing that God can be so mindful of man that He can hand over to Him all that He has or is made up of in this life.
11 “But one in a certain place testified saying What is man, that Thou art mindful of him or the son of man that thou visitest him?” (Heb. 2:6, KJV).
12 “No, for in the Book of Psalms, David said to God, What is mere man that You are so concerned about him? And who is this Son of Man You honour so highly?” (Heb. 2:6, LB).
13 “It has been solely and earnestly said in a certain place, What is man that you are mindful of him, or the Son of Man that you graciously and helpfully care for and visit and look after him?” (Heb. 2:6, AMP).
14 “What is man, that Thou art mindful of him, and the Son of Man, that Thou visitest him?” (Psalm 8:4, KJV).
15 The big task before us is how to identify the presence of God who has decided to speak to us directly in these last days through His Son whom He has chosen for the purpose. Prophet Branham said in a Message titled ‘The Identified Christ of All The Ages’, I quote:
16 “God Himself will reveal Himself in the Bride, His Church in the last days. The problem with the people will be how to identify Him in the midst of many people. But the Scriptures will declare who He is” Unquote.
17 The Scripture is the only thing that will help us to identify the Son of God in the midst of the Church?
18 “For both he that ‘sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.
19 Saying, I will declare Thy name unto My brethren, in the midst of the Church will I sing praise unto Thee" (Heb. 2:11 — 12, KJV).
20 If we must succeed, we must go back to the Scriptures to find out how God revealed  Himself to our fathers or what our people saw as the presence of God in their day because God does not change, and nothing is new under the heaven. What God did before is what He is repeating now.
21 “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be and that which is done that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun" (Eccl. 1:9, KJV).
22 “What has happened before will happen again. What has been done before will be done again. There is nothing new in the whole world” (Eccl. 1:9, GNB).
23 “History merely repeats itself. Nothing is truly new, it has all been done or said before. What can you point to that is new?” (Eccl. 1:9, LB).
24 “That which is now already has been, and that which is to be already has been, and God seeks that which has past by (so that, history repeats itself)" (Eccl. 3:15, AMP).

CHAPTER 2
THE Prophet Isaiah saw God and fainted because it was unbelievable to him that a mortal man could see God face to face.
2 “And the post of the door moved at the voice of Him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
3 Then said I, woe is me! for I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for Mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts.
4 Then flew one of the Seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand; which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar?”(Isa. 6:4 - 6, KJV).
5 Moses saw God in the same Pillar of cloud:
6 “And the Lord descended in the Cloud, and stood with him them and proclaimed the Name of the Lord” (Exo. 34:5, KJV).
7 “And the Lord said unto Moses, - speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil before the Mercy Seat, which is upon the Ark, that he die not; for 1 will appear in the Cloud upon the Mercy Seat” (Lev. 16:2, KJV).
8 “And the Lord came down in a Cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy Elders: and it came to pass, that, when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease” (Num. 11:25, KJV).
9 “And the Lord came down in the Pillar of the Cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam and they both came forth.
10 And He said, hear now My words: If there be a prophet  among you, I the Lord will make Myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
11 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all My house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against My servant Moses? (Num. 12:5 - 8, KJV).
12 “And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the Cloud filled the house of the Lord’ (1 Kings 8:10, KJV).
13 “Then the glory of the Lord went up from the Cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house, and the house was filled with the Cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the Lord’s glory” (Eze. 10:4, KJV).
14 From all these Scriptures, it has become evident that God revealed Himself as a Pillar of Cloud or Pillar of Light. He displays this supernatural presence around all His chosen vessels in all the ages. He displayed the same around the Lord Jesus Christ.
15 “While he yet spake, behold, a bright Cloud overshadowed them and behold a Voice out of the Cloud, which said, This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him” (Matt. 17:5, KJV).
16 “And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a Cloud with power and great glory” (Luke 21:27, KJV).
17 On the way to Damascus, the Lord displayed the same supernatural sign around Saint Paul. That made the whole difference in the life and ministry of Saint Paul.
18 “At midday, O king, I saw in the way a Light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me” (Acts 26:13, KJV).
19 In the days of Prophet William Marrion Branham, the same supernatural Cloud and Pillar of Light was displayed around him and the same Voice spoke to him, commissioning him. This made a total difference in his life and in his ministry.
20 In this our day, do we have such a man who is vindicated by God with such a supernatural sign of Pillar of Cloud and Light?
21 If the answer is yes, then we shall be grateful to God forever for counting us worthy to receive His visitation.
22 I am sure and certain that we have a Man who is revealed in the midst of the bride to fulfil this Scriptures we quote around Him.
23 “And the glory of the God of Israel (the Shekinah, Cloud) had gone from the Cherubim upon which it had rested to (stand above) the threshold of the (Lord’s) house.
24 And (the Lord) called to the Man clothed with linen, who had the writer’s inkbottle at his side.
25 And the Lord said to Him, go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in the midst of it.
26 And to the others, He said in my hearing follow (the man with the inkbottle) through the city and smite; let not your eyes spare, neither have any pity.
27 Slay outright, the elderly, the young men and the virgins, the inform and the women: but do not touch or go near anyone on whom is the mark. Begin at My sanctuary.
28 So they began with the old men who were in front of the Temple (who did not have the Lord’s mark on their foreheads)” (Eze. 9:3 — 6, AMP).
29 “Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, surrounded by a Cloud, with a rainbow over his head; his face shone like the sun and his feet flashed with fire.
30 And He held open in his hand a small scroll. He set his right foot on the sea and His left foot on the earth, and gave a great shout — it was like the roar of a Lion — and the Seven Thunders clashed their reply.
31 I was about to write what the Thunders said when a voice from heaven called to me, Don’t do it. Their words are not to be revealed.
32 Then the mighty angel standing on the sea and land lifted his right hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and everything in it and the earth and all that it contains and the sea and its inhabitants, that there should be no more delay” (Rev. 10:1 — 6, LB).
33 “And I heard the Man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when He held up his right and His left hand toward the heavens and swore by Him who lives forever that it shall be for a time, times, and a half a time (or three and one half years); and when they have made an end of shattering and crushing the power of the holy people all these things shall be finished” (Dan. 12:7, AMP).
34 By this we believe without doubt that God truly has confirmed His presence in His Church. He that is with the Bride is the very Bridegroom and the Bride will rally round Him.
35 “He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled” (John 3:29, KJV).
36 Do not be troubled in your heart when you see people speaking against the Son of Man or leaving the faith. God from the beginning had decided who will rise and fall.
37 “He made the world and everything in it, and since He is Lord of heaven and earth, He doesn’t live in man-made temples; and human hands can’t minister to His needs for He has no needs! He Himself gives life and breath to everything and satisfies every need there is.
38 He created all the people of the world from one man, Adam, and scattered the nations across the face of the earth. He decided before hand which should rise and fall, and when He determined their boundaries” (Acts.17:24 -26, LB).
39 We should be happy to identify with the revealed Christ and prophet in our midst, who is not a product of any school of prophecy as we have a lot of them today.
40 “There the young prophets of Bethel seminary came out to meet them and asked Elisha Did you know that the Lord is going to take Elijah away from you today?
41 Quiet, Elisha snapped, of course I know it. Then Elijah said to Elisha, Please stay here in Bethel, for the Lord has sent me to Jericho. But Elisha replied again, I swear to God that I won't leave you.
42 So they went on together to Jericho. Then the students at Jericho seminary came to Elisha and asked him, Do you know that the Lord is going to take away your master today?
43 Will you please be quiet? He commanded; of course I know it! Then Elijah said to Elisha, Please stay here, for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan River. But Elisha replied as before, I swear to God that I won't leave you.
44 So they went on together and stood beside the Jordan River as fifty of the young prophets watch from a distance.
45 Then Elijah folded his cloak together and struck the water with it; and the River divided and they went across on dry ground!
46 When they arrived on the other side Elijah said to Elisha, What wish shall  I grant you before I am taken away? And Elisha replied, Please grant me twice as much prophetic power as you have had” (2 Kings 2:3 - 9, LB).
47 “And when all who knew Saul before saw that he spoke by inspiration among the (schooled) prophets, the people said one to another, What has come over (him, who is nobody but) the Son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?” (1 Sam. 10:11, AMP).

 CHAPTER 3
DEARLY beloved brethren, I have used this lengthy epistle to stir up a pure mind in you and also to confirm that I have not declined from declaring the whole counsel of God to you.
2 “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God” (Acts 20:27, KJV).
3 I have espoused all of you to the Word of His grace and to the more sure Word of His prophecy and you will do well to abide in them.
4 “We have also a more sure Word of prophecy; where unto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts” (2 Pet. 1:19, KJV).
5 “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the Word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified” (Acts 20:32, KJV).
6 There is nothing new in what God is doing in our midst. He is only repeating what He had done in the past so that His counsel will stand.
7 “I know that whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it; and God doeth it, that men should fear before Him.
8 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been, and God required that which is past” (Eccl. 3:14 — 15, KJV).
9 “I know that everything God does will last forever, you can't add anything to it or take anything away from it and one thing God does is to make us stand in awe of Him.
10 Whatever happens  or can happen had already happened before, God makes the same thing happen again and again”(Eccl. 3:14 — 15, GNB).
11 “And I know this, that whatever God does is final—nothing can be added or taken from it; God’s purpose in this is that man should fear the all-powerful God.
12 Whatever is has been long ago; and whatever is going to be has been before; God brings to pass again what was in the distant past and disappeared” (Eccl. 3:14 — 15, LB).
13 “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7,KJV).
14 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit”  (Eph. 3:4 — 5, KJV).
15 “Now you are no longer strangers to God and foreigners to heaven, but you are members of God’s very own family, citizens of God’s country, and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian.
16 What a foundation you stand on now: the Apostles and Prophets; and the corner stone of the building is Jesus Christ Himself” (Eph. 2:19 — 20, LB).
17 “Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the Saints (God’s own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself; and you belong to God’s (own) house hold.
18 You are built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the Chief Corner Stone” (Eph. 2:19 — 20, AMP).
19 When God does something, He wants His people to accept it. Rejecting it means receiving his wrath.
20 “And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying If thou hadst known even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! But now they are hid from thine eyes.
21 For the days shall come upon thee, that thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee, lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation” (Luke 19:41-44, KJV).

 CHAPTER 4
THIS is our own day. God has visited us and we are sure and certain about it. We must recognise the promises that belong to us and accept them or else we spurn grace and perish.
2 It is by grace that we are blessed with this Apostolic Ministry.
3 In His first advent to the Jews, He was despised and rejected.
4 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:12 — 13, KJV).
5 “When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
6 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children” (Matt. 27:24-25, KJV).
7 Since the day the Jews rejected the gift of God that was meant for their peace, they have never seen peace again but troubles all over till this day. This will continue until the day He will turn to them again because their unbelief is not permanent.
8 John the Baptist was a man sent by God. The people he was sent to, did not know that through him the following Scriptures were fulfilled:
9 “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a high way for our God” (Isa. 40:3, KJV).
10 “Behold, I will send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me: and the Lord whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His Temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in; behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts” (Mai. 3:1, KJV).
11 The people continued in their traditional religion not recognising what God was doing in their day, while the most wicked recognised and got saved.
12 “And all who heard John preach even the most wicked of them agreed that God's requirements were right, and they were baptized by him.
13 “All that is, except the Pharisees and Teachers of Moses Law. They rejected God’s plan for them and refused John’s baptism” (Luke 7:29 - 30, LB).
14 Only those that received the ministry of the one sent by God are saved. This is the truth that cannot be disannulled.
15 “Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me. Moreover, I will endeavour that ye may be able after My decease to have these things always in remembrance.
16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you, the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye witnesses of his majesty” (2 Pet. 1:14 - 16, KJV).
17 I am sure that I have washed off my hands of your blood. I  have fought a good fight. I have kept the faith. It is now in your hands to continue to preserve this truth as my disciples and also to continue in them knowing the source of my message.
18 “Dear friends, I solemnly swear that the way to heaven that I preach is not based on some mere human whim or dream.
19 For my message comes from no less a person than Jesus Christ Himself, who told me what to say. No one else has taught me” (Gal. 1:11 - 12, LB).
20 “You, my disciples are to guard and preserve the messages that God has given me; The Lord has hidden Himself from His people, but I trust Him and place my hope in Him.
21 Here I am with the children the Lord has given me. The Lord Almighty, whose throne is on mount Zion, has sent us as living messages to the people of Israel” (Isa. 8:16 - 18, GNB).
22 “Write down all these things I am going to do, says the Lord, and seal it up for The future. Entrust it to some godly man to pass it to down to godly men of future generations.
23 I will wait for the Lord to help us, though He is hiding now. My only hope is in Him.
24 I and the children God has given me have symbolic names that reveal the plans of the Lord of heaven’s armies for his people:
25 Isaiah means; Jehovah will save (his people), Shearjashub means; A remnant shall return. Maher- shalal-hash-baz means; Your enemies will soon be destroyed” (Isa. 8:16 — 16, LB).
26 You are my disciples as long as you continue in my teachings. Do not feel bad that I call you my disciples. Yes, it has been like that in all the ages.
27 Every man of God sent by God has his disciples. That is people that believe his message. If you are ashamed of answering my disciple, I will be ashamed of confessing you before He that sent me.
28 I have instructed you in the Law of Moses and also in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that bring salvation.
29 You now have added advantage because nobody will embarrass you again with the Law of Moses.
30 Law is Law wherever it is found. Whether in the Old Testament or New Testament, it has no other name but Law and should be disregarded with malice!
31 “Jesus saith unto them, have ye understood all these things? They say unto him Yea, Lord.
32 Then said he unto them, therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old” (Matt. 13:51 - 52, KJV).
33 “Do you understand? Yes, they said, we do.
34 Then he added, Those experts in Jewish law who are now my disciples have double treasures—from the Old Testament as well as from the New!” (Matt. 13:51 - 52, KJV).
35 Do not despise Him whom God has sent to us for our salvation because of over familiarity lest you fulfill a dangerous prophesy.
36 “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.
37 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
38 Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you” (Acts 13:38-41, KJV).
39 A prophet is without honour in  his own country.
40 “Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
41 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him.
42 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief” (Matt. 13:55-58, KJV).
43 There was a time Israel went about without a teaching priest and without the true God. This was a delicate and dangerous condition in the history of Israel.
44 That time, people were doing whatever that seemeth right in their eyes. Some even went as far as hiring priest to serve them for a monthly pay and other similar conditions.
45 What a sorry state of affairs among Gods people. But one day, God sent them a teaching priest and all the people were restored to the true God.
46 It must take a true teacher from God to hand down Gods doctrines to His people. Through his teachings, Gods people will be restored to the true God. This has fulfilled in this Bride Ministry.
47 “Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest and without law” (2 Chron. 15:3, KJV).
 48 “Keep your eyes open for spiritual danger; stand true to the Lord; act like men; be strong” (1 Cor. 16:13,LB).
49 By this we can conclude that we are not being fooled or misled by a man or an impostor. For we are sure that all his teachings and words are according to truth.
50 “And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth”(1 Kings 17:24, KJV).
51 May God bless all his Elect is my prayer in Jesus name. Amen.

CHAPTER 5
THE churches should please help me salute Bishop Paul Okechukwu, who worked relentlessly to transcribe this epistle for me together with Bishop Nnachor.
2 Salute for me also Apostle Kelechi and Bro Amankem who worked with me tirelessly all through the period.
3 Salute my wife, Nzubechi Odoemena who did the proof reading and cross checking of all the scriptures quoted in this epistles to avoid error.
4 Salute sister Patience Nwadike the wife of Pastor Dan Nwadike, who in spite of her pregnancy, toiled all the night to re-copy these epistles.
5 Salute Bishop Umezulike, Bishop Moses, who by revelation provided me with electric lamps which made the writing of these epistles easy for me.
6 I use this opportunity to salute all the Saints of God who prayed for me in this arduous task.
7 I hope that this will be my last epistle to the Church of God universal because by this epistle, I have shut up the mouth of all gainsayers and have destroyed the backbone of all our enemies.
8 As children of God, you can now serve God with all your heart and all your strength.
9 Rejoice exceedingly in the salvation God has offered you freely by the preaching of Christ. Amen.
10 I love you with the love of God.
11 God Bless You All.

EPISTLE 21
 CONCLUSION

 CHAPTER 1
“AND I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry)’ (1 Tim. 1:12, KJV).
2 “I give thanks to Him who has granted me (the needed) strength and made me able (for this), Christ Jesus our Lord, because He has judged and counted me faithful and trustworthy, appointing me to (this stewardship of the  ministry’ (1 Tim. 1:12, AMP).
3 I am very grateful to Almighty God, who before the world began, counted you and I worthy and faithful to be members of His own very family as His dear sons and daughters.
4 I have to praise the Lord Jesus Christ, who in His mercy and love, decided to abolish the Laws of Moses for all His children so that we can worship God spiritually in spirit and in truth with consciences void of offence before God and before man.
5 This agrees with the scripture that says that it is not he that willeth or he that runneth but God that showeth mercy. It is not by power nor by might but by the grace of God which is the spirit of love and mercy.
6 “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the Word of the Lord unto Zerubabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zech. 4:6, KJV).
7 To the rest of you that remains faithful to the faith, I warn you to be very careful about the rebellious instinct that is in man.
8 It is this instinct that inspires people to rise up to find fault with the servant of God from time to time.
9 These people do not understand one salient point; that God does not hear or pay any attention to them.
10 There is only one person God will pay attention to his words or petition at any given time and that is His well- beloved Son who bears His Name. He is both the mouthpiece of God and of the people of God.
11 For example, if Moses sinned, God will never send Aaron or Miriam or any of the Elders in Israel to reprimand him. He is God’s servant. God alone is the person that will reprimand him.
12 See the case of Job, where many of his foes rose up and accused him before God and hear his defence.
13 “You have said it in my hearing yes, you’ve said it again and again — ‘I am pure, I am innocent; I have not sinned’.
14 You say God is using a fine-toothed comb to try to find a single fault, and so to count you as his enemy. And He puts my feet in thy stocks; you say, ‘and watches every move I make’.
15 All right, here is my reply: in this very thing you have sinned by speaking of God that way. For God is greater than man. Why should you fight against Him just because He does not give account to you of what He does? (Job 33:8- 13, LB).
16 “(Oh, that there were someone who would listen to me and try to see my side of this argument. Look, I will sign my signature to my defence; now, let the Almighty show me that I am wrong let Him approve the indictment made against me by my enemies. I would treasure it like a crown. Then I would tell Him exactly what I have done and why, presenting my defense as one He listens to)” (Job 31:35-37, LB).
17 In the same manner, the Lord Jesus was accused by the Pharisees, from time to time, of sin. No matter how right they seemed in their accusations, the Father never paid any attention to them.
18 Jesus Christ was accused of breaking the Laws of Moses and also taught His disciples to do same. That was true yet it was no sin because nobody can impute sin on God’s .elect.
19 “Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you keepeth the Law? Why go ye about to kill Me” (John 7:19, KJV).
20 “None of you obeys the Laws of Moses! So why pick on Me for breaking them? Why kill Me for this” (John 7:19,).
21 “Did not Moses give you the Law? And yet not one of you keeps the Law. (If that is the truth) why do you seek to kill Me (for not keeping it)?[ (John 7:19, AMP).
22 So brethren, each time you are rebuked by God, please, do not feel very much offended but take the advice in the book of Lamentation.
23 “Why then should we, mere humans as we are, murmur and complain when punished for our sins? Let us examine ourselves instead, and let us repent and turn again to the Lord,
24 Let us lift our hearts and hand to Him in heaven, for we have sinned; we have  rebelled against the Lord, and He has not forgotten it  (Lam. 3:39 - 42, LB).
25 “Why should we ever complain when we are punished for our sins? Let us examine our ways and turn hack to the Lord
26 Let us open our hearts to God in heaven and pray, we have sinned and rebelled, and You, O Lord, have not forgiven us” (Lam. 3:39 — 42, GNB).
27 “So it is best for us to wait in patience — to wait for Him to save us — and it is best to learn this patience in our youth. When we suffer, we should sit alone in silent patience; we should bow in submission, for there may still be hope. Though beaten and insulted, we should accept it for the salvation of the Lord  (Lam. 3:26 - 30, GNB).
28 “It is good both to hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a young man to be under discipline, for it causes him to sit apart in silence beneath the Lord’s demands, to lie face downward in the dust; then at last there is hope for him.
30 Let him turn the other cheek to those who strike him and accept their awful insults,” (Lam. 3:26 - 30, LB).
29 Should you be punished by the Church because of wrong doing, please, do not rashly throw in your towel or tender your resignation. It is not the solution.
30 “If your ruler become angry with you, do not hand in your resignation; serious wrongs may be pardoned if you keep calm' (Eccl. 10:4, GNB).
31 To those that still have the Spirit of quarrelling with God, I warn you to desist from that at once for your own good. God is mightier than any human being.
32 He will destroy you or even crush you to powder or even banish you from His presence forever. His simplicity does not overlap His Lordship over us. Remember we are all adopted in the beloved of God and He is the Son over His Father’s heritage.
33 Please, brethren, I am not saying all these things to you so as to build a hedge around myself against accusation or criticism. Do not think that way please.
34 As surely as God lives and I live, I must welcome constructive criticisms.
35 But I hate and God also hates destructive criticisms. Destructive criticism is a calculated attempt mooted out by somebody out of sheer hatred, malice, envy, jealousy, and a feeling of inferiority, to run down the reputation of his enemy.
36 It is a blackmail directed to somebody by his adversaries to discredit him before his adherents for base advantage. It is a brazen display of rampant and misguided folly on the part of such miscreants.
37 This is a dangerous spirit and you must try to avoid it. Such despondency does not allow its perpetrators to make any meaningful contribution to the faith.
38 We all are built up together as a Church, as God’s holy habitation and it is expected of us to speak the same thing and be perfectly joined together in one mind and focus our attention on the mark of our holy and high calling in Christ Jesus.
39 Whatever that may bring schism or suspicion in the Body of Christ, must be avoided by all means with all malice.

 CHAPTER 2
APPRECIATION
I CANNOT end this epistle without expressing my profound gratitude to all the churches and also some individuals in the churches who have been a very big encouragement to me in this arduous task of raising the Bride of Christ for rapture.
2 I very much appreciate the contribution of all the churches in all respects, in making sure that this message reaches the elect of God worldwide.
3 I expect that this message will continue to be preached to all mankind till the day we are clothed with immortality.
4 First, I must thank God for bestowing me with a virtuous, faithful and spiritual wife who by divine revelation, has been a big encouragement to me from the beginning of this ministry till now.
5 Truly speaking, my wife and sister, Nzubechukwu Peter Odoemena, has proved to me that behind every successful man of God, there is a spiritual wife full of love, longsuffering, peace of mind and full of courage.
6 Very much enduring and purposeful. Although she could over react at times, this common mistake is a characteristic of all women.
7 As mortal fellow, she is susceptible to making mistakes but the love she has for me and for the ministry has very much overwhelmingly covered those negligible flaws.
8 Truly speaking, she is in a special class when compared with the task, the odds, and ordeals she has passed through in the faith and yet not at anytime discouraged.
9 I owe her a lot in this life and in the world to come. My only regret is that I have denied her the real life of a husband due to the pressure of the ministry, which has kept me restless from the onset till today. I hope to fill the gap one of these days somewhere someday.
10 She has helped me a lot in the proofreading and  transcribing of all our publications including this epistle in spite of the domestic work and official pressures that have been on her. She is indeed a rare treasure that is worthy of my confidence.
11 I am also grateful to God who has blessed me with obedient, intelligent, understanding and peaceful children. Their godly composure really helped me to be useful to the churches.
12 My prayer is that the Almighty will reward her and her children with everlasting life in the world to come.

CHAPTER 3
THE CHURCH AT ONITSHA
THE Church at Onitsha is really the home of God or gate of heaven.
2 “Then Jacob woke up: God lives here he exclaimed in terror. I’ve stumbled into his home! This is the awesome entrance to heaven!”  (Gen. 28:16-17, LB).
3 To call it the Galilee of the Gentiles is not a misnomer. It is the Church where the glory of God came down and the word went forth from there.
4 It is the live wire of all other churches in this faith. That is why I have stationed myself there all these years so as to protect her from error.
5 I have to thank God for surrounding me with time tested and proven ministers that have stood the test of time.
6 Prominent among such ministers is Bishop Okechukwu Paul.
7 Bishop Paul is a dedicated and hardworking man of God. He has convinced me that the confidence I reposed in him from the day I met him as my pastor is not a misplaced one.
8 He is a gallant soldier of Christ that has endured much suffering, hardship and afflictions and yet remained true and faithful to his commission.
9 A man of proven integrity and full of godly zeal. Like I told you before, as a man, he is susceptible to making mistakes.
10 These mistakes are common to all men. At times he runs mad because of the abundance of revelation he has concerning the faith.
11 He could misbehave himself before brethren and me but when he hears or sees danger sign, he stops there. This shows that he is not stubborn at all. He expresses his faith with joy.
12 He is blessed with a very quiet wife who endures hardship very quietly. This is a rare Christian virtue. It is worthy of emulation. Her quietness at times may be misunderstood by many to mean unbelief or abject resentment to brethren, please it is not at all.
13 It is her nature and that is the only virtue that has helped her husband to make a success of his ministry in Christ.
14 Often times she could be angry even against me and other ministers. This happens especially when her husband is indicted or rebuked.
15 This is not unbelief. It is love manifesting itself, besides, she is indeed a mother to her children.
16 Brother Kelechi is another minister who has impressed me much. He has been working with me and has made more outings with me more than any minister in this faith.
17 He is indeed an Apostle of God. He is a man of foresight highly intelligent with a deep sense of humour, vision and judgment.
18 He has been a big encouragement to me. He is a man that learns from his mistakes.
19 His twin brother, Amankem is also another figure. He is a teacher that commands my respect. Very humble and obedient to instructions and an encouragement to me and the Church.
20 Bishop Nnachor is a vindicated Elder in the ministry. In all respects, he has shown Himself to be a pattern of good works.
21 I count it joy associating with him and his family. His age has not hindered him from his Church duties within and without. He has contributed a lot in this faith and even in transcribing this epistle for me which some of the youths in the Church cannot do.
22 Pastors Christian Dike and Daniel Nwadike are young ministers. Please, do not despise their youth. They are Elders that love the things of God and have stood very much behind this faith.
23 Give them your cooperation so that they can do their work with joy.
24 I salute, Mama Ikebude who is my mother in the faith. She has been an encouragement to me and to other women in the Church.
25 I salute Sister Joshua Akpe who has never relented in her ministry and has motivated other sisters to be zealous of the things of God, often times, she was misled by the error of the wicked but now, she has fully recovered having seen the danger sign on the wall.
26 I also salute Deacon Mike Emmanuel who in spite of all he suffered under the Law, has remained faithful to the faith.
27 His wife will remain a testimony that God is the Resurrection and the Life.
28 I salute Brother Onyema Isaac, who is my son indeed in that he followed my invitation without asking me any question and has been following till today. Wherever I am, there he must be.
29 The Church should please persuade Brother Andrew Okechukwu the painter to get married.
30 This will take away the reproach from him and it is proper in the sight of God.
31 To the rest of the youths that are not yet married, both men and women, I say they should get married so as to fulfill the perfect will of God.
32 If Christ could marry, all his children should marry also.
33 I will ever remain grateful to Brother John the beloved for his invaluable help to me in all respect.
34 There is none to compare with Brother John the beloved. He is very outstanding in his ministry and must rejoice in the end.
35 I thank God for Brother Christian Odoemena. Although he is my brother in the flesh, junior to me, I have discovered that he renders all his services to me by revelation.
36 His coordination with beloved Brother John as apostles around me always, is highly commendable in the sight of God.
37 Deacon Joshua Akpe is another brother that has good nature. His godly composure and eagerness to preserve the faith has endeared him to my soul.
38 The same is applicable to Brother Paul Agubalu, Shedrack Onah, Dan Chukwuemeka, John Abah, Benjamin Mba, Emma Agu, Vincent Obidima, Philip and John Chukwunonso.
39 Precious brother Ferdinand Uzoma has proved to me that God reveals Himself in simplicity. He is indeed a very simple and godly minded Christian.
40 Before I close my appreciation to the Church at Onitsha, I must not fail to salute Brother Ogechi Igwe the physician.
41 He is a teacher that knows his worth, he is easily provoked and he should try to get rid of it knowing that teachers will receive triple punishment if they err in doctrine or in character.
42 l have received a lot of trouble from Onitsha Church more than from any other Church. The members lack the vision of how to support apostolic ministry.
43 They take pleasure in receiving than in giving. They are extremely selfish and self seeking. Their love for one another ends in dancing in the Church.
44 They profess they know God but in every work reprobate. Except they repent of this unholy attitude, they will not continue in my love CHAPTER 4
THE CHURCH AT EHA-AMUFU
THIS Church has proved to all and sundry that God is not mindful of the number of people in the Church but of the nature of people in the Church.
2 Bishop Moses and Pastor Ifeanyi Eze have remained the pillars supporting the Church since brother Ojiako went to Enugu Ezike.
3 The Church at Eha- amufu is the number two Church that I confirmed in this faith.
4 The Church has pleased me so much because from the beginning till now, no evil report has been received from her. She has always reduced my troubles. Pastor Ifeanyi Eze has very gallantly fought this fight of faith.
5 It is true that he had some serious problems in the beginning because he mixed up the faith with Pentecostal doctrines. He has fully recovered now.
6 The greatest battle he has been fighting and is still fighting and will continue to fight is the problem of his wife.
7 His wife is made stubborn so that Pastor Ifeanyi Eze will be kept on his knees always. Without his wife being stubborn, Brother Ifeanyi Eze could not have remained firm in the faith.
8 Bishop Moses and his wife have manifested a great love for Christ and for the brethren that I have no word in the dictionary to qualify it.
9 Bishop Moses and his family have given themselves over to the ministry of the Word and addicted themselves also to the ministry of the Saints. The entire Church should borrow their example.

CHAPTER 5
THE CHURCH AT ISIALANGWA
THE Church at Isiala Ngwa has given me more trouble than any other Church in this faith. They have changed Pastors more than any other.
2 That notwithstanding, I love them because of their zeal for the things of God.
 3 Sister Chinenye Nwosu is a memorial monument in my heart in that Church together with Brother Nathaniel Ihemama and Deacon Okechukwu John.
4 This sister and these two Elders have passed through the land and sea with me in this Christian journey.
5 I love this Church because they have hospitality as a gift especially brother Nathaniel and his family and brother Nwosu and his family.
6 With the short time he identified with the faith, Pastor Geoffrey Ohiaoju has convinced me beyond doubt that he is a man of God.
7 In his leadership, the Church has enjoyed a relatively peaceful period.
8 Bishop Chikezie has not done very well but I hope he will improve with time.
9 To the rest of the Church, I say love one another and stop witch-hunting and blackmailing yourselves and my love will abide with you forever.

CHAPTER 6
THE CHURCH AT ABUJA
ONCE I remember this Church, I normally visualise the very parlour where this Church took off.
2 At some time, I visualise brother Ignatius Anonye, brother Andrew and brother Emmanuel the teacher sitting down and hearing my message.
3 In spite of all the troubles, brother Ignatius Anonye who is an Evangelist and also Apostle in the faith has proved to all and sundry without any speck of doubt, that God Himself called him into this ministry and not man.
4 This is applicable to Pastor David and rest of all the members of this Church. There is one common quality I have noticed in this Church which has endeared them to my soul.
5 They are not influenced by any other thing than the Word of God. This was the only reason why they were not swept away by destructive propaganda being spread by their former Pastor  who wanted to have the preeminence for selfish gains.
6 This Church has always reduced my trouble by relying very much on the judgement of their elders, which is very highly commendable in the sight of God.
7 However, I have something against them. They have the habit of welcoming into their homes, those that abandoned our faith and have become enemies of God.
8 They also love to reveal even every present stage of the ministry to such people. This action is unscriptural and you should repent of it or else you will labour in vain in the end.
9 Stop listening to teaching that contradict the truth you know.
10 Brother Ignatius Anoye must always remember that his wife did not fully believe this faith even before he married her, despite the fact that she has been with us for too long.
11 He must help the wife to get the salvation that Christ has offered to us through what he accomplished for us on the cross of Calvary alone.
12 Sister Layetu should forget everything about marriage and serve God.
13 Brother Abu should love his family and fend for them for this is proper in the sight of God.
To the rest of you I say live in peace with one another and help the needy in your midst.

CHAPTER 7
THE CHURCH AT MBAISE
THE Church at Mbaise has been rising and falling. This is so because many of them joined the faith with wrong motives. They think that is the way to obtain material favour from me.  This is why I find it very difficult to visit them.
2 The only person that has mellowed my heart is Elder Peter Odoemena who incidentally is my Father.
3 Even at a time when others departed, he held on to his conviction about the faith. I have  proved he has no other motive he is in the faith than eternal life.
4 Except that Church changes their motive, they cannot win my love.

CHAPTER 8
THE CHURCH AT ABA
I THANK God who divinely connected me to Pastor Obadiah Oshimiri of the Church at Aba. His leadership quality is worthy of emulation.
2 This Church has always pleased me because they have always leant from their mistakes.
3         I have something against them. They love to receive whosoever that comes to them claiming that God spoke to them. This has always endangered their lives.
4 Apostle Polycarp Eze should understand that we are messengers of the same message.
5      That he is an Apostle does not mean bringing into the Church his own personal doctrines, which often contradict the Scriptures.
6 The rest of the Elders are doing very well. The Elders should please help the wife of Apostle Polycarp and the wife of Brother James (teacher) to measure up to the standard of the faith by honouring, respecting, obeying and reverencing their own husbands.
7 so that Satan will stop accusing the Church of unbelief. If you want to know the spirit in the Church, watch the women.

CHAPTER 9
THE CHURCH AT OBOSIMA
The Church at Obosima has fared well all these years. Pastor Columbus Caleb has won the battle with his enemies in the End Time Message. I praise God for that.
2 Brother Leonard has troubled this Church more than any other person in the Church.
5 Brother Calistus has remained disobedient to his Pastor’s words. These two brothers should repent without delay or regret their misbehaviour at last.
 4 Sister Chinyere Okezue should know that stubbornness is idolatry and that no idolater will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
5 Brother Benjamin Okezue the Evangelist has been a gallant soldier when he is in good form.
6 He loves eye service and can do anything to make money. This is not a Christian character. He crowned it all with hypocrisy, which is dangerous.
7 The rest of the Elders especially Deacon Samuel should talk to him in this  regard because our time is almost finished.

CHAPTER 10
THE CHURCH AT JOS
THE Church at Jos has manifested the greatest shortcoming in this faith. The reason is because their leader’s had a wrong conception of this faith and so they came out from their former place of worship with wrong motives.
2 Sincere worshippers followed them sincerely not knowing that they had wrong ideas.
3 Many of them think that the Church is where all their financial problems will be solved. As long as the move started in Onitsha, some of them thought that Onitsha Church would be filled with all the millionaires in Anambra State.
4 The same habit they were having in the End-Time Message, they continued with it in this faith. This is why their hypocrisy did not last long and the whole thing is exposed.
5 As many as have this motive surely must leave this faith.
6 Nevertheless, I can still count on the faithful remnant in whom I am well pleased and God is also well pleased.
7 Such brethren like Sister Nse Weston, Bishop Joe Ukpong and his gifted wife, Brother Elechi and family, Brother Richard and family, Brother Yusuf and family, Brother Paul Oguzie and Family and Sister Jesse and Sister Grace.
 8 Sister Grace and Jesse should be very careful about their constant contact with God’s enemies or else they will labour in vain.
9 Sister Thomas should not lose her conviction for a fountain cannot produce both sweet and bitter water.
10 To the rest, I wish you to continue in the grace of God.


CHAPTER 11
THE CHURCH AT ZONKWUA
IF there is Church that has won my heart completely, it is the Church at Zonkwua.
2 Pastor Elijah has not only fought or defended this faith but has helped even many in the Church at Onitsha and other places to see that what I am preaching had been prophesied long ago by William Branham.
3 He has used his experiences to beat back all the fiery darts of the enemies when they came to his Church as wolves to devour his flock. He is the overseer of all overseers.
4 The Church at Zonkwua has maintained a very clean record from the onset though I have only visited them once.
5 May God continue to hold all of you together till the end in love and in prayer.
6 Salute those elderly mothers and fathers for me especially Papa Musa and Elijah (the retired army officer). May the grace of God be with all of you in Jesus name.

CHAPTER 12
THE CHURCH AT UMUOKANNE
THE Church at Umuokanne is always in my heart because of their labour in the faith.
2 Pastor Emeka Umana has tried his best using his gift to keep the Church together.
3 Brother Longinus Alua and the Pastor should try to agree at all times. It is not good for Elders to disagree for that will be a bad example to the Church.
4 Salute Elder Dickson and Deacon Dennis for me.
5 To the rest of the Church I say remain at peace even in the  absence of your Pastor. Trust your Elders to have good intentions concerning you.

CHAPTER 13
THE CHURCH AT ENUGU-EZIKE
 I KNOW your troubles. I know your faith. I share in your hardship also. My heart is overjoyed each time I call the name ‘Christian Luke Ojiakor-Physician’.
2 This brother has made himself all things to pass this faith across even to his enemies. He has suffered the loss of all things for this faith.
3 This is the will of God for you and your family. You prayed for it when you were in the school and your wife said amen to it.
4 You made this prayer when you were in the Scripture union that God should use you as a veritable tool to spread the gospel of Christ and even pledged to die while preaching.
5 You even said that God should make you like Saint Paul and like Saint Stephen. You forgot this prayer completely.
6 You are not what you are because you prayed for it but because God had ordained you right from your mother’s womb to be His co-labourer in His vineyard.
7 Pastor James and brother Izundu Gibson should learn from brother Ojiakor - the Evangelist and Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 I love the Church at Enugu-Ezike with fervent love and my eyes are always upon you for good and not for evil. Continue in the grace of God.

CHAPTER 14
THE CHURCH AT OPI
THE Church at Opi is my darling Church. It is the Church that was born out of much tribulation.
2 I must continue to thank God on behalf of Bishop Kingsley and his wife who have motivated the brethren in that Church with their outstanding Christian qualities.
 3 Nevertheless, Bishop Kinsley should help the wife to come out of the spirit of rebellion and disobedience. His wife has not fully submitted to his headship to my approval.
4 Apostle Sunday, brother Okechukwu and brother Emma, should see themselves as able ministers of the New Testament by being fair and firm on the enforcement of the doctrines of Christ.
5 Pastor Goddy has really proved that God called and ordained him into this ministry. Salute the entire Church for me.

CHAPTER 15
THE CHURCH AT NSUKKA
THE Church at Nsukka has kept the faith from the beginning and I wish they will keep it till the end.
2 Pastor John is a gifted Pastor whose charisma has won the hearts of all the members of his Church until they now have his nature.
3 This is highly commendable in the sight of God.
4 Brother Abraham Paul was suspicious of this faith in the beginning but now he has overcome all the doubts and superstitions.
5 Brother Ogechukwu is indeed a man of God but at times very harsh in his decisions. He should understand that salvation is by grace and not by the works of the Law.
6 Deacon Elijah has proved to me that he is a man with backbone by causing his wife to obey him in all things.
7 Mama Abraham Paul is my mother in this faith whose faith has moved the hand of God several times. Salute her for me and help her in her farm work.
8 Salute the young men in your Church especially brother Sunday, Uche, William etc.
9 Salute brother Okey Onwudinjo for me. Salute sister Ogochukwu (the widow) for me. Salute sister Chinyere (Pastor’s  wife). Salute brother Celestine and family for me.
10 Salute all of them, of the household of faith in Nsukka for me.
11 Nobody should admit Joseph Ogbuka to the Church or have any dealings with him. I will conclude his case very soon.
12 The Elders that are with me here especially Bishop Paul salute you.
13 May the grace of God abide with you forever and ever, amen.

CHAPTER 16
THE CHURCH AT LOKOJA
MY presence is established in this Church through my son whom I have chosen from the onset who is always in my bosom. He is Apostle Joseph Daniel.
2 Pastor Uche has no problem. This is a type of Ephesian Church.
3 May the grace of God continue with you.


CHAPTER 17
TH E CHURCH AT OWERRI
I AM very much delighted with Church at Owerri. They have always tried to reduce my burden by co-operating with me from the beginning of this ministry till now.
2 Bishop Isaac Igwe is a man of God with challenging and outstanding Christian qualities.
3 This has made the Church respect him despite the fact that the Church is mostly composed of members of his family and the worship venue is also in his compound. He has laboured in the preaching of the word of God and in charity towards the brethren.
4 He has been a very big encouragement to me and a big motivator to his fellow ministers. His labour of love can never go unrewarded.
5 I salute his wife and the rest of his household praying that they should continue in the grace of God.


 CHAPTER 18
THE CHURCH AT ENUGU
THE Church at Enugu started at Abakpa Nike in the house of Bishop Umezulike, who is also a High Court Judge in Enugu State.
2 I am always filled with joy each time I remember the prophecy that went forth in 1994, telling us to expect a High Court Judge who would identify with the truth of Christ who God would place in an honourable position, where he would tell people that we are not fanatics or heretics and that our message is truth from the Holy Scriptures.
3 This prophecy fulfilled in 1997. Praise God, Bishop Umezulike has thrilled my heart with his love for the truth and for the brethren.
4 He has played the role of a father to the Church beyond all reasonable doubt. His wife is not left out.
5 The Elders in that Church have convinced me that they really need eternal life by their strict adherence to my instructions.
6 I am very much pleased with the Church at Enugu. Nevertheless, Bishop Umezulike should devout much time with his wife to compel their children to understand and obey my doctrines.
7 If they remain indifferent to my doctrines, I cannot guarantee their salvation at all. There is no respect of person with God.
8 This is applicable to any other family in the Church. May the grace of God be with you.

CHAPTER 19
THE CHURCH AT LAGOS
I HAVE not personally visited this Church since it was confirmed.
2 However, Bishop Okechukwu Paul has always filled my position by visiting them from time to time.
3 Pastor Justice is doing his best to help the Church to remain in the grace of God.
4 I have not received any evil report at all from them and I pray that they will remain faithful to the end.
 CHAPTER 20
THE CHURCH AT PORT- HARCOURT
APOSTLE Okechukwu Joshua who is in charge of this Church is very lukewarm. He does not have the vision of his calling in his mind.
2 He is very much concerned with monetary affairs and family politics.
3 For this reason all the members of this Church became like him. Until he repents, he cannot continue in my love.
4 All that are there with him should go to fellowship at Aba for the safety of their souls.

CHAPTER 21
THE CHURCH AT COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC
I AM very much in love with this Church although I have not visited them since the Church was confirmed.
2 Apostle Nwabueze is a man of God, who is zealous of the things of God.
3 Now that Brother Moses has settled down with his wife, he will be of good help to the Church also.
4 I am deeply impressed by the reports reaching me from this Church. I pray that the grace of God will abide with you.
5 Salute all the brethren for me. I shall visit them one day if the Lord permits me.

CHAPTER 22
THE CHURCH AT OBIAKPU EGBEMA
I THANK God for Brother Ben Okezue the Evangelist who has been labouring to help the Church to understand what this faith is all about.
2 I trust God that they will measure up with the standard of the gospel of Christ with time.
3 May the grace of God be with you.

CHAPTER 23
THE CHURCH AT UMUAHIA
THE Church at Umuahia is just a baby born out of due season.
2 I am happy that the brethren there are sincere and with time, they will realise what  is the hope of their calling in Christ Jesus.
3 May the grace of God be with you all.

CHAPTER 24
NOTE
I WISH to let you know that I recognise all the elects of God that are scattered all over the globe especially those we have baptised in the faith who cannot continue in fellowship with us due to distance and old age.
2 May the grace of God sustain all of them is my prayer.
3 Salute Mama Eziukwu for me and advise her to start fellowshipping at the Church at Umuahia in Abia State.
4 May the grace and peace of God that passes human understanding reign in all the Churches of Jesus Christ till we are clothed with our new bodies.
5 Rejoice always for your salvation.
6 Pray for one another.
7 Love one another. Love and support the work of the ministry.
8 Encourage the newly baptised brethren.
9 Pray for me always. One of these days, the troubles of this life will be over.
10 Be patient and wait for the fulfillment of the great promise of God. Shalom.
11 your brother in tribulations, Apostle Odoemena Peter—Son of Man.
12 God bless you all.

To
 Apostle Peter Odoemena
(The Son of Man)

Date: 26th April 2001

Darling,

You are a rare creation of God, a very nice, caring, loving and trustworthy partner. Indeed, you are an embodiment of love itself, and nothing compares to you.
2  You are truly a friend indeed. You are to me everything good. I will love you till the end of the world.

It is me your darling wife,
Nzubechi.
(with love)

The most important goal of my life
Is to fill your life with happiness. I love you.
My Lord,

I simply want you to know how nice things have been since I met you, how very special it is to spend time with you and how better life seems with you around me as my love.
2 Therefore I give you my whole heart in appreciation of the difference you’ve made in my life.
With love from the depth of my heart,

Your darling wife,
Nzubechi.
(I love you)


My Lord,

I lack the words to express my gratitude to you for making me a part of you. I am grateful for these thirteen years of happy and sweet married life.
2 thank you for your love and care. You have indeed proved to me that you are the greatest and without you I wonder how life would have been. There should have been none better. I am more than grateful.

Thank you my Lord specially for the salvation of my soul which I know is the greatest thing in one’s life. Thank you for the peace of mind and the continuous joy of my salvation.

Thank you darling for our family, your fatherly love and care, for we have never lacked anything good.

In fact I lack the words to express my appreciation. To you be all glory, honour and majesty till eternity. Continue to uphold me in your bosom till the end.

I remain your darling wife,

 Nzubechi.


I LOVE YOU!