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PREACHED ON SUNDAY 26TH MARCH, 2017 AT THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD, ONITSHA BY APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN THE SUPREME POTENTATE
  
Your Allah is one Allah: as to those who believe not in the Hereafter, their hearts refuse to know, and they are arrogant. Undoubtedly Allah doth know what they conceal, and what they reveal: verily He loveth not the arrogant. When it is said to them, "What is it that your Lord has revealed?" they say, "Tales of the ancients!" Let them bear, on the Day of Judgment, their own burdens in full, and also [something] of the burdens of those without knowledge, whom they
misled. Alas, how grievous the burdens they will bear! Those before them did also plot [against Allah's Way]: but Allah took their structures from their foundations, and the roof fell down on them from above; and the Wrath seized them from directions they did not perceive. Then, on the Day of Judgment, He will cover them with shame, and say: "Where are My 'partners' concerning whom ye used to dispute [with the godly]?" Those endued with knowledge will say: "This Day, indeed, are the Unbelievers covered with shame and misery,-
THE HOLY QUR’AN: Surah 16: 22 – 27

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WHEN THE SON OF MAN SHALL COME, SHALL HE FIND FAITH?
1.           I thank God for Bro Ben. In spite of his troubles, he is still bubbling in the Spirit. I equally give God the glory because he is online. He is directly connected to the head.
2.           I know when a minister loses his connection from Me. The same way I know of any of you here and even globally. He that connected the whole globe to the Godhead knows all the veins and arteries. He knows the number of hair on the head of any man.
3.           Bro Ben is really connected. Moreso, when he repeated My Words, Word for Word. Even without reading from the Message, the Spirit in him voiced out that this is the hour the righteous shall live by faith, and then extolling the qualities of faith.
4.           And I am here to reaffirm it that Faith is yet to be found even here on earth, not even in the Bride. In spite of all that God has displayed in the Bride, which no eyes had ever witnessed all these years, faith has not been created.
5.           KNOWLEDGE IS THERE, BUT FAITH IS NOT THERE. I AM SURE AND CERTAIN OF WHAT I AM SAYING. IF YOU ARE THAT MAN OF FAITH, THAT WOMAN OF FAITH, COME FORTH.
6.           WHEN FAITH COMES AND ABIDES, TROUBLES CEASE. WHEN I AM TALKING ABOUT FAITH, IT IS ABIDING FAITH, NOT FAITH OCASSIONED BY CIRCUMSTANCES, FAITH OCASSIONED BY YOUR CONDITION.
7.           WHEN YOU ARE PERPLEXED WITH DIFFICULTIES AND YOU ARE SEEKING HELP BY ALL MEANS, THEN GOD BECOMES YOUR LAST PORT OF CALL, FOR OTHERS HAVE FAILED YOU.
8.           WHEN HE COMES YOUR WAY, BY ANSWERING YOUR PRAYERS, FAITH IS CREATED MOMENTARILY. MOMENTARY FAITH SOLVES MOMENTARY PROBLEMS, BUT GOD IS DEMANDING ABIDING FAITH, FOR WHEN THE SPIRIT CAME UPON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE SPIRIT ALSO ABODE, MELTED IN, DISSOLVED AND BECAME A PART OF THE BEING.
9.           I AM SEEING FAITH OCASSIONED BY CIRCUMSTANCES, MOMENTARY FAITH, ANCHORING BUT A WHILE AND FIZZLING AWAY.
10.        This was what the Lord Jesus Christ saw in them which made Him never to depend or rely on any, for He knew how changeable they could be, for they had not the abiding Faith.
11.        Not even saint Peter had it. Not even John had it. Until He gave way, the abiding Faith was not seen in any body. Hence, He left them with a statement, “WHEN THE SON OF MAN SHALL COME, SHALL HE FIND FAITH?”
12.        And you check the reformers. By AD 70, Faith was completely stifled out. Immediately the last Apostle was killed, Faith completely vanished. Gross darkness enveloped the whole world, and enveloped the hearts of men and women. Religion took over.
13.        From that time, Pentecost became a thing of the past. Then reformers came, one after the other. Not even a Prophet was found among the reformers, for they were coming to see, whether through their Messages, there could be a Spiritual reawakening.
14.        They summersaulted, for they faced headlong with stiff opposition which resulted to inquisition. Fear gripped everybody. Nobody expressed faith anymore for fear of being killed.
15.        Human beings were killed, but there was a remnant according to Election of Grace, from where Faith rekindled again.
16.        And then we began to see them coming, one after the other, until finally, One came from afar.
17.        I want to talk to you briefly before we read the Message for the day. It is not a new Message, but the same ancient Message you have been hearing over and over. I believe it is what you need now.
18.        But before then, I want to solve a problem that is the bane of everybody moping at Me this morning.
19.        I am going to talk to people that resemble human beings. I am not going to talk to idiots and fools. I am going to talk, this morning, to people that look like human beings.
20.        Underline My statements one after the other, for I live to own My statements even, till eternity. I am mindful of My Words that proceed out of My mouth.
21.        If you know the interpretation of My statement, happy are you. That I am going to talk to people that look like human beings. I am not going to talk to fools, idiots and nonentities.
22.        So if you are numbered among those that look like human beings, you will benefit from what I am going to say. But if you do not fall into that category, you are missing everything.
23.        I am addressing an ancient problem that is as old as the world. No Messenger appeared without encountering it. HOW MANY BELIEVE THAT I AM NOT A MESSENGER BY YOUR PERSONAL REVELATION? HOW MANY HAVE GOTTEN THEIR OWN REVELATION, WHICH NOTHING CAN ANNUL, CONVINCING THEM THAT THE SON OF MAN IS NOT A MESSENGER?
24.        THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH. I HOPE YOU ARE NOT TRYING TO GIVE ANOTHER IMPRESSION BECAUSE YOUR HAND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU SOMETIME, SOMEDAY, IF YOU WALK CONTRARY TO YOUR REVELATION, FOR GOD IS WORSHIPPED BY REVEATION.
25.        The people that were there present when Moses came in their midst could not meet God’s standard. Why? They saw Moses as a Messenger. But God, the Almighty never saw Moses as a Messenger, for God never promised to give Israel a messenger.
26.        He said, “I am sending Moses as God.” [Exodus 4:16, Exodus 3:10]
27.        Whatever you know Me for; whatever, by your own revelation, I am to you is what Moses is before Me and before you. As many as have that revelation, bound themselves with an oath.
28.        A man Whom your disobedience to His instruction attracted death penalty, who could be that person?
29.        Joshua was not a Messenger, for as I walked with Moses, so shall I be with you. [Joshua 1:5 – 7]
30.        Allegiance automatically was transferred. Loyalty was automatically transferred, for the Name of God has changed, but God never changed. He has now changed from Moses to Joshua. No other person, for without God, there is no deliverance.
31.        He promised a deliverer to come to the people in Egypt. Who went? God. Who heard the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah? Who said I have come to see things for Myself? As many as could not see Him as God, likened Him to a Messenger.
32.        When allegiance was transferred, loyalists bound themselves together with an oath, “As we gave our allegiance to Moses, so shall we give you our allegiance. And it shall come to pass, if any, be it a man, or woman, or a family, that disobeys your word, that human being or family shall be exterminated from the surface of the earth.” [Joshua 1:16 - 18]
33.        We proceeded and we began to see a man of sorrow from Galilee. He came, likened Himself to a son, likened Himself to a servant and likened Himself to a Messenger, but we forgot what the prophets foretold who we should expect.
34.        They never said we should expect a Messenger, for He that appeared was no other person than He that had the power to forgive iniquity, and the Jews knew no other person that had the power to forgive sin if not Almighty God.

And those who, having done something to be ashamed of, or wronged their own souls, earnestly bring Allah to mind, and ask for forgiveness for their sins, AND WHO CAN FORGIVE SINS EXCEPT ALLAH? and are never obstinate in persisting knowingly in [the wrong] they have done. For such the reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath, an eternal dwelling: How excellent a recompense for those who work [and strive]!
THE HOLY QUR’AN:
  1. Surah 3:135 – 136

36.         Hence they could ask the question, “How cometh it that you say, ‘your sins are forgiven’? Are you Almighty God that has the power to forgive sin?”
37.        We are coming to something. He began to exercise His authority as the Creator of Heaven and earth tabernacling among men in human form, that it may be known that THE SON OF MAN, one that is subject to death, one that is born by a woman, has the power to forgive sin. [Mark 2:5 – 7] And whoever He sets free shall remain free. [John 8:36]
38.        Authority has started working in that whoever He justifies remains justified. Whoever He declares guilty remains guilty, and you cannot petition anywhere, for the person you think will carry your petition is THE MAN who is standing before you, presenting a name you knew not.
39.        But instead of watching His characteristics, they were applying their mental reasoning, “If he is God, why this? If he is God, why is this one like this? If He is God, why that?”
40.        Instead of believing Him to be God, which is what He is, they conspired and made themselves judges over Him.
41.        Wherever He went, they watched Him with the intent to find fault, for they have vowed never to believe Him. And the next thing is to look for excuses to get rid of Him.
42.        That never deterred Him from His mission, for He is the Almighty. And no man had the power to input sin on Him. He began to do things as He wished after the counsel of His own will. [Ephesians 1:11]
43.        And that was the greatest problem. Very Few that were courageous enough, that were spiritual enough separated themselves, like Caleb and Joshua separated themselves from the crowd, for the Bible said, “They had another spirit.” [Numbers 14:24, 30]
44.        THEY HAD NOT THE SPIRIT OF THE CONGREGATION, BUT THE SPIRIT OF THEIR OWN PERSONAL REVELATION. WHATEVER SPIRIT THAT OPERATES IN YOU IS YOUR REVELATION. FAITH IS REVELATION.
45.        Those that are in authority here with us, while making some statements intending to cause us to take them serious [I mean Government officials], you hear them say, “In exercise of the power conferred on me as so so and so, I make these pronouncements.”
46.        But to a Seed of God standing on His personal revelation, which is his Faith, which he does not share with anybody, he is not mindful whether they are seeing it the way he is seeing it or not, for he has another spirit.
47.        His statements has always been, “In exercise of my Faith in Christ, I make this pronouncement. And so shall it stand.
48.        That was why, all that Christ Jesus spake, He did in exercise of His Faith, not the faith of His opponents. In exercise of His Faith.
49.        WHAT IS THAT FAITH? TO DO THE WILL OF HE THAT SENT HIM. AND HE THAT SENT HIM WAS NOT AWAY. HE WAS IN HIM. AND HE ACCOMPLISHED IT.
50.        It takes the driver to control the movement of the vehicle. Any day the vehicle controls the driver, there must be disaster. Am I making sense? [John 6:63]
51.        I AM NOT TALKING TO THE WORLD. I AM TALKING TO TWO CLASSES OF PEOPLE. [1] THOSE THAT LOOK LIKE HUMAN BEINGS AND [2] IDIOTS, NONENTITIES, FOOLS I CALL THEM ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD, QUICK TO HEAR AND SLOW TO UNDERSTAND.

 It is Allah who creates you and takes your souls at death; and of you there are some who are sent back to a feeble age, so that they know nothing after having known [much]: for Allah is All-Knowing, All-Powerful. Allah has bestowed His gifts of sustenance more freely on some of you than on others: those more favoured are not going to throw back their gifts to those whom their right hands possess, so as to be equal in that respect. Will they then deny the favours of Allah? And Allah has made for you mates [and companions] of your own nature, and made for you, out of them, sons and daughters and grandchildren, and provided for you sustenance of the best: will they then believe in vain things, and be ungrateful for Allah's favours? And worship others than Allah,- such as have no power of providing them, for sustenance, with anything in heavens or earth, and cannot possibly have such power? Invent not similitudes for Allah: for Allah knoweth, and ye know not.
THE HOLY QUR’AN: Surah 16:70 – 74

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WHOSE DISCIPLE ARE YOU?

1.           NUMBER ONE STEP YOU MUST NOTE IF YOU MUST HAVE ABIDING FAITH IS THIS. LET NOT THE COMMISSION OF THE MINISTRY; LET NOT THE COMMISSION OF HE THAT IS SPARE-HEADING THE MINISTRY EVER FIZZLE OUT OF YOUR MEMORY.
2.           PLACE THE COMMISSION BEFORE YOUR EYES, FOR THE COMMISSION WILL TELL YOU THE OFFICE HE IS OCCUPYING. THE OFFICE HE IS OCCUPYING WILL TELL YOU WHO HE IS.
3.           WHO HE IS WILL HELP YOU TO KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, FOR HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER, AND WILL NEVER CHANGE BECAUSE OF YOUR UNBELIEF.
4.           HE CAN NEVER CHANGE BECAUSE OF YOUR HATRED, YOUR ANGRY RESENTMENT. HE CAN NEVER CHANGE.
5.           If they had known the commission of Moses, hate would not have rolled in, in the Wilderness. They erred and they destroyed themselves by looking away from His commission.
6.           Then they began to see a mere man. Brother of Aaron. Brother of the singer, Miriam. The man who married the daughter of Jethro, and they could see the two sons around.
7.           While some had already concluded, looking at his stature that he could not take them out. This little man who has nothing to offer. How can he make it?
8.           Hence, when he said, “Let us go”, many refused to go, for they never believed He could lead them through, especially if they could get to the Red Sea.
9.           Why? They were seeing a mere man. Not even a mere man, an impostor.
10.        WHEN HISTORY IS FORGOTTEN, THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST MUST BE REPEATED. THE ESSENCE OF HISTORY IS TO GUARD US AGAINST ERROR, BUT HISTORY MAKES NO SENSE TO FOOLS AND TO IDIOTS. HISTORY MAKES NO SENSE TO THEM.
11.        I know one man that is always there whenever history is about to be made. And that is Christ.
12.        You watch Joshua. The command given to Joshua was the command given to Moses. And before they gave way, they had already announced one that was coming, that would be drawn from among them, that would be chosen like unto Moses. [Deuteronomy 18:15, 18 – 19]
13.        And it shall come to pass if any man fails to hear Him, he shall be put away from among his brethren.
14.        Their inability to see Him from the point of His Commission became their greatest undoing.
15.        Hence they could say, “Mary’s boy, a mere man like us, a local man, a carpenter. What has he to offer us? [Mark 6:2 – 3 LB] A drunkard and a friend of criminals and prostitutes [Matthew 11:19, Luke 7:34]
16.        Why? They never believed Him for one day. At a time they never believed, they started looking for faults. It has always been like that.
17.        THAT IS WHY EVERY GOD SENT MAN IS GOD. AND BECAUSE HE IS GOD, HE IS MULTI-FACED. HE IS MULTI-FACED. A MULTI-FACETED HUMAN BEING.
18.        YOU CANNOT PREDICT ACCURATELY WHAT HE CAN DO AT ANY GIVEN TIME, FOR YOU ARE NOT CALLED TO COME AND PREDICT HIS ACTIONS AND UTTERANCES, BUT TO FOLLOW WHERE HE FOLLOWS. EVEN IF HE TAKES YOU TO HELL, QUESTION NOT.
19.        THAT IS WHY IN ALL HIS STATEMENTS, HE SAYS, “IF THOU COMES BELIEVING, DOUBTING NOTHING, THEN IT SHALL BE UNTO YOU ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU BELIEVE.”
20.        THEN THERE IS GOING TO BE A PERFORMACNE OF THAT WHICH YOU HAVE BELIEVED.
21.        WHY DID HE PUT “IF”? CONDITIONAL STATEMENT. HE KNEW THAT NOT ALL WILL DEVELOP SUCH A FAITH IN HIM. EVEN THE APOSTLES KNEW IT. THEY WERE NOT TALKING TO OUTSIDERS. THEY WERE TALKING TO THE CHURCH. NOT ALL HAVE OUR FAITH. NOT ALL HAVE ABIDING FAITH.
22.        You think faith is easy. If you go to the Messages we received from the onset, we were given [1] MIXED MULTITUDE, [2] JERUSALEM TO JERICHO, [3] FAITH.
23.        And God said, “THIS IS THE LAST MESSAGE THAT WILL BE HERE UNTIL THE SAINTS ARE CLOTHED WITH IMMOTALITY.” He went further to say, “FAITH IS GRACE.”
24.        When we came to William Branham’s Message, we now saw that the last message that will be here will be GRACE.
25.        If you want to understand Me, go to William Branham’s Message titled, LAW OR GRACE. Law or Grace, which one are you holding.
26.        If you want to understand more, go to THE SON OF MAN’S Message, WHOSE DISCIPLE ARE YOU? You will find out where you belong to.
27.        I want to solve a problem this morning. And I want the recording to be clearer than My Voice. At the end, burn a plate for Me. Do not mix it with any song or any other Message, as a testimony against many of you.
28.        Tell Me any attribute of the Deity that has not been displayed. All the attributes of the deity as prophesied by the Prophets, as documented in the Holy Scriptures, tell Me any that has not fulfilled.
29.        Bring out your album. Go through your album. Is it the lily? Is it the darkness or the blackness? Is it the white one? Is it the red one? Is it the rainbow? Forget about the Cloud.
30.        I AM NOT TALKING TO PEOPLE OUTSIDE. I AM TALKING TO MY OWN PEOPLE, WHO DO NOT KNOW ME, BUT THEY ARE GOING ABOUT MAKING NOISE.
31.        I GO TO THE SCRIPTURES. LET ME SEE WHETHER SOMEBODY WILL UNDERSTAND ME. REMEMBER, I AM NOT TALKING TO EVERYBODY. MY ATTENTION IS FOCUSING ON PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE HUMAN BEINGS.
32.        Bring out your Holy Bibles. Let me use the written word the much I want. It is a short exhortation which is where our problems lie, for we have not deviated from the path the Jews trailed, starting from Egypt and up till this day.
33.        AT ANY POINT IN TIME, YOU ARE EITHER A BELIEVER OF THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD OR A FAULT FINDER. THE MOMENT YOU BECOME A FAULT FINDER, AUTOMATICALLY, YOU CEASE TO BE A BELIEVER, FOR YOU CANNOT BELIEVE SOMEBODY YOU HAVE FAULTED ALREADY.
34.         REMEMBER, NOBODY GOES TO SCHOOL TO LEARN HOW TO FIND FAULT. IT IS A NATURE.
35.        Why did they not believe in God in their various dispensations? I want you to see eye-to-eye this morning. Believe it if you can. Let Me read it and then say few words there.
36.        1 Corinthians 15:5 – 9. I want three translations. Notably, King James, Living Bible and Amplified. I may read from Good News Bible, if I want. I want good readers. And I want you to help Me that I may help you.
37.        IF YOU THINK YOU ARE FRUSTRATING ME, YOU ARE A LIAR. NO MAN HAS EVER SUCCEEDED IN FRUSTRATING GOD. AND NO MAN CAN SUCCEED IN FRUSTRATING GOD. ANYBODY THAT THINKS HE CAN FRUSTRATE GOD, LET THE PERSON TRY.
38.        YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT YOU HAVE BECOME A SNAIL, WHO IN HIS HONEST ATTEMPT TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE KILLED ITSELF AND THE FIRE REMAINED.
39.        Anyone you want to read, let us know the translation. That is the most important thing. 1 Corinthians 15:5 – 9. Amplified version of the Bible.
40.        And [also] that He appeared to Cephas (Peter), then to the Twelve. Referring to the Lord Jesus Christ when He resurrected from the dead. He appeared to Cephas (Peter).
41.        Then LATER HE SHOWED HIMSELF to more than five hundred brethren at one time,... LATER! After Peter, James and John. LATER, HE SHOWED HIMSELF. Please when you are reading, read with understanding.
42.        NOBODY COMMANDED HIM TO APPEAR BEFORE THEM. HE DELIBERATELY, AFTER THE COUNSEL OF HIS OWN WILL, SHOWED HIMSELF TO THEM, FOR HE IS THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE, NOT ONLY TO ONE PERSON, BUT TO OVER FIVE THOUSAND PERSONS.
43.        Then LATER HE SHOWED HIMSELF to more than five hundred brethren at one time, the majority of whom are still alive, but some have fallen asleep [in death].
44.        As at the time this Bible was recorded, majority of the people that saw Him were still alive, while some had fallen asleep.
45.        Afterward... Afterwards! At last! ...He was seen by James, then by all the apostles... Afterwards; at last, the rest of the Apostles saw Him as you are seeing Me now. If they never believed, what could be their reasons.
46.        You see why William Branham said, “Though one riseth from the dead.” Which means that, even if someone will rise from the dead again to preach to an unbeliever, he will still not believe.
47.        Because this account is the account of the Lord Jesus when he resurrected from the dead, whatever might be lingering, hiding in them, that could be their doubt, that resurrection, even without talking to them again, showing Himself to them was enough to clear all figments of doubt. Yet, No No No!
48.        No faith in Him even when he resurrected from the dead, as He promised He would do.
49.        Afterward He was seen by James, then by all the apostles (the special messengers),
50.        And last of all He appeared to me also,... To Who? [To Paul]. Last of all, He appeared to Saint Paul.
51.        1 Corinthians 15:5 – 9. Living Bible. 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. 
52.        Then James saw him, and later all the apostles. Last of all I saw him too,...
53.        Do not read another translation. Complete the rest when you get home.
54.        Is it a new account? They saw Him when he was born. He grew up among them. When His Ministry took off, they were with Him. All the promises He made came to pass. Lastly, they killed Him.
55.        They conspired against the truth, for they could not bear what He was saying. For that reason, they vowed he must die. They thought killing Him will mark the end to the movement.
56.        Truth resurrected. Presented Himself to them again. Yet, they remained intransigent, remained adamant, remained what they were.
57.        I want to say something. Tell me signs God promised to display in the midst of the Bride as we heard from the Angel messenger, William Branham, which you have not seen. Tell Me!
58.        Yet, our attitudes have never changed one bit. We are still what we had been. We are yet to see Faith.
59.        ALL THOSE MANIFESTED SIGNS WERE DISPLAYED TO ERASE DOUBT AND CREATE ABIDING FAITH. YOU CANNOT HAVE FAITH IN THE MESSAGE AND THEN DOUBT THE SOURCE OF THE MESSAGE, FOR THE SOURCE OF THE MESSAGE IS THE MESSAGE HIMSELF. FOR CHRIST HIMSELF IS THE MESSAGE.
60.        TAKE AWAY CHRIST, THERE IS NO MESSAGE. EVEN THE BIBLE IS CLEAR ABOUT IT. CHRIST IS THE MESSAGE OF ETERNAL LIFE. [John 6:68, Romans 6:23] WE HAVE SEEN HIM. WE HAVE TOUCHED HIM. WE HAVE HANDLED HIM. WE HAVE HEARD HIM SPEAK. [1 John 1:1 – 3] IS IT NOT SCRIPTURAL?
61.        HOW CAN THE MESSAGE BE TRUE AND THE MESSENGER FALSE? HOW CAN YOU HAVE FAITH IN THE MESSAGE WITHOUT HAVING FAITH IN THE MESSENGER?
62.        WHAT CAN YOU DO? WHAT IS REQUIRED OF YOU TO MEET GOD’S DEMAND IF YOU MUST BE SAVED. ONLY ONE THING! BELIEVE IN HIM, WHOM HE HAS SENT. BELIEVE, DOUBTING NOTHING. [John 6:29] THAT IS WHY A BELIEVER BELIEVETH ALL THINGS.
63.        WHENEVER YOU STOP BELIEVING, YOU HAVE CONSTITUTED THE THRONE OF JUDGMENT. YOU HAVE CONSTITUTED A COURT. IT CAN BE A VISIBLE COURT. IT CAN BE AN INVISIBLE COURT.
64.        AND THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE THAT WILL COME TO HEAR YOU MAKE YOUR CASE.
65.        AND ONCE A COURT IS CONSTITUTED, PEOPLE MUST BE ARRAIGNED BEFORE THAT COURT. SOME WILL BE SET FREE. SOME WILL BE IMPRISONED. SOME WILL BE PLACED IN PRISON CUSTODY.

If Allah so willed, He could make you all one people: But He leaves straying whom He pleases, and He guides whom He pleases: but ye shall certainly be called to account for all your actions. And take not your oaths, to practise deception between yourselves, with the result that someone's foot may slip after it was firmly planted, and ye may have to taste the evil [consequences] of having hindered [men] from the Path of Allah, and a Mighty Wrath descend on you. Nor sell the covenant of Allah for a miserable price: for with Allah is [a prize] far better for you, if ye only knew. What is with you must vanish: what is with Allah will endure. And We will certainly bestow, on those who patiently persevere, their reward according to the best of their actions. Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has Faith, verily, to him will We give a new Life, a life that is good and pure and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.
THE HOLY QUR’AN: Surah 16:93 – 97

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THE MESSAGE AND THE MESSENGER ARE ONE

1.           LISTEN TO ME. IF WHAT YOUR EYES HAVE SEEN, YOUR EARS HAVE HEARD, AND YOUR HANDS HANDLED COULD NOT CREATE ABIDING FAITH IN YOU, YOU ARE NOT MEANT FOR THE ABIDING FAITH.
2.           THE FAITH IS NOT FOR YOU, FOR I AM SENT TO BRING FAITH. NOT ORDINARY FAITH, BUT FAITH THAT CHANGES HUMAN LIVES, IF THEY BELIEVE.
3.           Each time God appears, he appears with a Faith. Is it not true? When Saint Paul came, he came with a faith. When Jesus came, he came with a faith. Moses came with Faith. Joshua came with Faith.
4.           It was faith that compelled them to apply the blood on the lintel of the door, believing that it would offer security, for the mouth of the Lord had spoken.
5.           Did it happen? Did it offer them security? What happened to those who disbelieved, who were arguing? But it was very simple. Very very simple. It did not cost much. Faith cometh by hearing. Hearing the Word of God. [Romans 10:17]
6.           When the people had already concluded in their hearts that they would never believe Him, for he was an impostor; He was a mere man and making Himself God.
7.           They conspired and came to him face to face, “Of all the good works you have been doing, we believe all. For everything good, we believe you. We condemn you not, but for one thing! Thou being a man and maketh thyself God.” [John 10:33]
8.           “An untouchable. Somebody nobody can talk to, claiming this and that. Away! We do not need you. Get out! We do not need you.”
9.           When THE SON OF MAN shall be revealed in human form, in the midst of the Bride and according to the prophets, shall He find Faith abiding in the Bride? [Luke 18:8]
10.        The Bride is not the roof. The Bride is not the Sermon Books. The Bride is you and I.
11.        The Prophet said, “Can you imagine people hollering, jumping up here, when they do not have simple faith for healing? How do they have faith for rapture?”
12.        He was referring to Branham’s tabernacle and the people sitting there, that they never had simple faith that would attract healing, and they were talking of rapturing faith.
13.        You think it is easy to have a rapturing faith. A faith that will make you to be a goat. “Sit down!” You sit down. “Stand up!” You stand up. “Go naked!” You go naked, doubting nothing. You do not ask why.
14.        He has commanded me to go naked, I am going naked. [Isaiah 20:1 – 3. KJV, LB] He has commanded Me to marry a prostitute, I will marry a prostitute. [Hosea 1:2 – 3. KJV, LB] He has commanded me to eat animal dung, I will eat it immediately. [Ezekiel 4:9 – 15 KJV, LB]
15.        THAT IS WHY WILLIAM BRANHAM SAID, “GOD, SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN, HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR A MAN, A WOMAN, A GROUP OF PEOPLE, A FAMILY HE CAN LEAD BY HIS WORD.”
16.        Everybody claims to have faith, faith, faith, but a faithful man we have never seen. Is it not scriptural?
17.        Even in the days of the Prophets, so they claimed they had faith in Jehovah, faith in God, but a faithful man could not be seen. [Proverbs 20:6]. God placed all in the balance, and they weighed nothing.
18.        If you are using this place as your only place of comfort, where you come and recreate and then ask for help, forget your sorrows and rejoice, you have missed the track. You have missed the track.
19.        Some are here because this is the only place that offers them joy. Once they leave this place, they are confronting one trouble or the other. Even their homes do not offer them the needed comfort and relaxation.
20.        But when they come here, within the first one hour, if we say we are going, they will be offended, for they know what they are going to meet once they leave here. And for that, they will never absent themselves from this place. You have missed it all.
21.        THE MESSAGE AND THE MESSENGER ARE ONE. THE FATHER AND THE SON ARE ONE. No man knoweth who the father is but the son. No man knoweth who the son is but the father, and to whomsoever the son shall choose to reveal. [Luke 10:22]
22.        Remember, it took the son to reveal the name of the Father in the midst of the worshipping congregation. [Hebrews 2:12]
23.        There is no son that does not take delight in his father. And there is no father that does not take delight in his son, if that seed is really his son. If he is the son, he ties himself to his father’s apron.
24.        He walks every day to win the confidence of his father, for he knows automatically that he is the father’s heir apparent. He knows that. It is an incontestable position in the father.
25.        We have seen that many saw him everywhere. The Apostles saw Him, live. The last Apostle that was picked, Saint Paul, saw Him.
26.        Now, hold it there. I want to ask a question. I will start with the ancient men who were with Me from the very official beginning, and those who were with the Prophet Branham before I knew them as human beings.
27.        FROM THE TIME APOSTLE PAUL WAS KILLED IN ROME DURING THE INQUISITION, FOR STANDING FOR THE TRUTH; FROM THAT TIME, IF YOU HAVE READ FROM ANY NOTEBOOK, HISTORY, PARCHMENT THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER MAN CALLED OF GOD, A MESSENGER CALLED OF GOD, WHO USED HIS PHYSICAL EYES TO SEE GOD UNTIL WILLIAM BRANHAM CAME, PLEASE MENTION THAT PERSON.
28.        Check the church Messengers. We have their records. We have their messages. Not even one testified that he used his physical eyes and saw Christ until William Branham appeared.
29.        God appeared in human form several times, to the point that God called him inside a room, appeared to him as a black young man, clean shaven, with eyes He could not describe. Eyes that could not resemble that of a human being.
30.        And He [Christ] spoke to him [Branham]. He measured the weight, the stature, everything and came out, made everything public. Gordon Lindsey confirmed it. (Gordon Lindsay, A MAN SENT FROM GOD: THE ANGELIC VISITATION - May 7th 1946, p76-78)
31.        T. L. Osborn confirmed it. Neil Frisby confirmed it. Perry Green confirmed it. Ewald Frank confirmed it. Even Joseph Jackson confirmed it. All of them.
32.        Then He challenged Americans and the whole world. He proclaimed his experience. They doubted. And he formed the constellation. He called photographers to come. Then Americans knew that God has visited America.
33.        When he left America in 1965, He said, “I am leaving America as a prostitute, for America has spurned her Pentecost. America has spurned her Pentecost.”
34.        They never recognized their own day, their own hour of God’s visitation. Only a few. And that was the day they were anticipating a heavy snow. Everywhere was chilly.
35.        A little while, they saw a sign and one of them said, “Prophet William Branham must be in the Wilderness. And if he is there, this snow will vanish.” Automatically, the snow vanished. Lo and behold, the prophet was there. In spite of that, how many Americans believed.
36.        A Prophet is without honour in his own country. [Matthew 13:57, Mark 6:4, Luke 4:24, John 4:44]
37.        Only few ordained to be a part of him will acknowledge him to be a man of God, GOD and everything. The rest will only acknowledge when he has left the scene.
38.        I am coming to something. Even the family of William Branham never saw William Branham as God. If they had seen him, acknowledged him, had faith in him as God, they would have lined up behind him. Is it not true?
39.        You know the history of his family, even till this morning that there is not even one standing in the faith of William Branham.
40.        While he was alive, his second wife started giving him headache. All the children started quarrelling over money. His words became words of a mere man.
41.        And the trouble was so much on him. Moreso, when his daughters became mad mad daughters, keeping men for husbands, even without the consent of their father. All taking refuge in their mother.
42.        It was too much for a prophet to see. In anger, while arguing with the silly wife he was carrying in front of the car, he lost his temper, lost control and so he crashed in a motor accident.
43.        The wife died instantly there, but he was still wriggling in pains. When he noticed that the wife died, he raised his right hand, rested it on her and the woman got up.
44.        Then the Prophet died that the wife might live and then bear the troubles she created. That is why, when he left the scene, the world ridiculed the family over too many court cases.
45.        His children went to different courts challenging unchallengeable things. Not even one stood for the faith. Once history is forgotten, the mistakes of the past must be repeated.
46.        If they had seen him as God, the Almighty, somebody would have been saved.
47.        If not for Okechukwu Nwamkpa who destroyed materials, at least, some of you that identified newly would have seen the write-ups, for they were depending on Me. Even the sons-in-law and the daughter were all depending on Me.
48.        Both Joseph and Billy Paul, even their mother, they were depending on Me, writing, complaining, requesting prayers, asking for my intervention. We read all here. We filed all.
49.        Even the pastor of that tabernacle, Orman Neville, I read many of his letters here, all addressed to Me, asking for divine intervention and thanking God that there is still a place where their candle is still burning. [Orman Neville was the pastor of William Branham tabernacle from 1946 – 1974]
50.        That is why we mailed all supernatural photographs and publications to them. And they replied, acknowledging receipt, praising God. Who knows whether they are numbered among those that are in the websites? For we do not know them in person. They could be there.

No son did Allah beget, nor is there any god along with Him: [if there were many gods], behold, each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have lorded it over others! Glory to Allah! [He is free] from the [sort of] things they attribute to Him! He knows what is hidden and what is open: too high is He for the partners they attribute to Him! Say: "O my Lord! if Thou wilt show me [in my lifetime] that which they are warned against,- "Then, O my Lord! put me not amongst the people who do wrong!"
THE HOLY QUR’AN, Surah 23:91 – 93

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WHO HAS BEEN GOD’S COUNSELOR? (1)

1.           I want to touch on a particular problem. And I want to give it a title. WHO HAS BEEN GOD’S COUNSELOR? That is My short exhortation.

Being true in faith to Allah, and never assigning partners to Him: if anyone
assigns partners to Allah, is as if he had fallen from heaven and been snatched up by birds, or the wind had swooped [like a bird on its prey] and thrown him into a far-distant place.
THE HOLY QUR’AN, Surah 22:31

2.           All I have been shouting since has been to create faith that will trap this Message in the hearts of those that look like human beings. If you believe you look like a human being, give me attention, but if you do not look like a human being, pay deaf ears to what I am going to say. It does not concern you.
3.           We take off. Having stayed long. I invite our Brother to come and read the Message. WHO HAS BEEN GOD’S COUNSELOR? Amen.
4.           Isaiah 40 using the King James Version. I will use three translations: King James, Good News and Living Bible.
5.           Isaiah 40:13 – 14 King James version. Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counselor hath taught him?
6.           Who has been His counselor that taught Him? Who is this person that tells God the direction His wrath will take? Those that will be afflicted and those that will not be afflicted.
7.           Who is that person who advices God and also teaches Him, who tells God what He should do and the things God should not do?
8.           With whom took he counsel,... Who is His adviser?  ...and who instructed him,... Who has ever instructed God on what to do, if He is God?
9.           ...and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding?
10.        Who has ever shown God the way of understanding? This is because, at times, God is treated like a fool, one that lacks understanding; [As if] He lacks Knowledge. [As if] He lacks understanding.
11.        The creature now teaches the Creator. Was it not the reason why Israel failed? Has it not been the reason why many failed in the sight of God?
12.        Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord,... The Spirit of God! Is God different from His Spirit? Who has been the person, since the world began, that directs God on where He should go and where He should not; the things He [God] will do and the things He should not do?
13.        WHO HAS EVER DIRECTED THE SPIRIT OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD? WHY THEN IS HE THE ALMIGHTY? HE IS THE ALMIGHTY BECAUSE HE CAN DO ALL THINGS.
14.        AND WITH HIM, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. [Matthew 19:26, Mark 9:23, Mark 10:27, Mark 14:36]
15.        HE KILLETH. HE MAKETH ALIVE. [1 Samuel 2:6]
16.        HE CREATES PEACE. [Psalms 147:14, Job 25:2, Psalms 46:9] HE MAKES WAR. [Ecclesiastes 3:8]
17.        HE AFFLICTS. HE COMFORTS. [Hosea 6:1, 2 Corinthians 1:6].
18.        HE EXILES. HE BRINGS BACK. HE CASTS AWAY. HE RESTORES. [Genesis 15:13 – 14, Jeremiah 31:7 – 9, Jeremiah 33:24 – 26, Acts 7:6 – 8]
19.        [GOD DOES] ALL AFTER THE COUNSEL OF HIS OWN WILL. [Ephesians 1:11]
20.        I WANT YOU TO SEE WHAT HAS BEEN MAN’S GREATEST UNDOING IN EVERY DISPENSATION. SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN, MAN HAS BEEN ATTEMPTING TO GUIDE GOD AND TO LEAD GOD.
21.        IF GOD HAS ALLOWED HIMSELF TO BE GUIDED BY MEN, LED BY MEN, INSTRUCTED BY MEN, NONE OF YOU WILL BE HERE. NONE OF YOU WILL EVEN BE BESTOWED WITH A SINGLE CHILD.
22.        ALL THE GOOD THINGS OF NATURE CAN NEVER BE EXTENDED TO YOU BECAUSE THERE ARE SUPERHUMAN BEINGS; THERE ARE GREAT HUMAN BEINGS WHO WILL COVET ALL TO THEMSELVES.
23.        IF SALVATION WERE TO BE SHARED ACCORDING TO THE WISDOM OF MAN AND AS DIRECTED BY MEN, NOBODY WILL INCLUDE ME IN GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION.
24.        If a human being like Me was to instruct God and teach God on the vessel he will choose to bear His Name in this generation, do you think Odoemena will be there? Do you think Jesus will be there? And all others.
25.        Who has directed God’s Spirit the way the Spirit will go? Often times we sing it, “We know not how the Spirit moves.”
26.        Like all of us came here this morning, there is nobody here who before he came captured how the Spirit will lead us or the way he will go. Nobody! But we came believing that God will meet us at the point of our needs, for He knows what is best for us at all times. [Jeremiah 29:11]
27.        THIS MATTER IS WHAT CAUSES PROBLEMS IN EVERY FAMILY. ANY WOMAN, MARRIED, THAT DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THE HEADSHIP, THE AUTHORITY OF HER HUSBAND IN THE FAMILY, SURELY MUST CREATE TROUBLE IN THAT FAMILY.
28.        SHE MUST MAKE THE ATMOSPHERE IN THAT FAMILY TO BE OVER CHARGED BEYOND EVEN HUMAN HABITATION.
29.        THERE CAN NEVER BE PEACE IN A FAMILY WHERE THE WOMAN WANTS ALL HER WORDS, EVEN COUNSEL TO BE IMPLEMENTED, WHETHER THE MAN LIKES IT OR NOT. We must accept on behalf of whosoever that does not accept. Can there be peace there?
30.        THE CLOUD IS HERE BEARING WITNESS FOR THE TRUTH, FOR WE ARE FOR THE TRUTH. WE CAN DO NOTHING AGAINST IT. [2 Corinthians 13:8]
31.        Who has ever, since the world began, directed God’s Spirit in the way the Spirit should go, what the Spirit should do or what the Spirit should say?
32.        You see why I said Mama should not be coming. Since I stepped into this place, she has been sleeping. What if she dies in her sleep now?
33.        But she will go to other places and dance from morning till evening. In the main market, she does not sleep. At Ose Okwo-Odu, she does not sleep. This place can never be a sleeping place.
34.        I do not care about who you think you are. NOBODY IS OLD IN THE SIGHT OF GOD. AFTER ALL, OLD AGE IS A MATTER OF THE MIND.
35.        So Pastor, take note! After today, I do not want to see her here again. It is a spirit. Before you know it, she will disseminate it. Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD?
36.        Onyema Isaac, sit down! You are not more spiritual than everybody. If you had known this truth, why are you here?
37.        Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counselor hath taught him?
38.        WITH WHOM TOOK HE COUNSEL, AND WHO INSTRUCTED HIM and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding?
39.        This is a question we must answer, if we must move forward. IT IS NOT THIS QUESTION THAT WILL DETERMINE WHERE YOU WILL BE, BUT THE ANSWER YOU SUPPLY.
40.        IT IS NOT THE QUESTION YOU ASK YOURSELF THAT WILL DETERMINE WHERE YOUR FAITH WILL REST, BUT THE ANSWER YOU SUPPLY TO THIS QUESTION AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINES WHERE YOUR FAITH WILL NOW REST.
41.        Isaiah 40:13 – 14 Living Bible. Who can advise the Spirit of the LORD or be His teacher... The spirit of the LORD is a MAN. Or be HIS [teacher]. A MAN. CHRIST IS THE SPIRIT OF GOD. THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH. HE IS THE MESSAGE.
42.        Who can advise the Spirit of the LORD or be His teacher or give him counsel?  Has he ever needed anyone’s advice?
43.        Has God ever needed anybody’s advice? This is a hard question. This is a hard question. When I called Him, I called Him alone. If he needed a counselor, He would have given Him one.
44.        Who can advise the Spirit of the LORD or be His teacher... Remember, He has remained the ONLY BRANCH that sprouts on His own. He never came out from anything. A BRANCH THAT CAME OUT OF ITS OWN.
45.        He never and will never, and has never relied on another man’s opinion or message. No! Rather, He exists alone and speaks as one having authority.
46.        Who can advise the Spirit of the LORD or be His teacher or give him counsel? 
47.        Has he ever needed anyone’s advice? This has been the problem. In every dispensation God appeared, too many people had already prepared their minds to work with Him in one capacity or the other.
48.        Instead of people to believe in Him, they will be correcting Him, for His mission will be directly opposed to their expectations. So, in them, in order to help Him not to fail, they can volunteer advice.
49.        They must come out to help God, but if God shows no interest; if He says, “I do not need it; I do not want it”, problem has started. Problem has started. Tyrant! Can you ever be given any advice? Is this your own God different?
50.        But the God we are reading about is the ancient God, who has remained the same since the world began and will never change because of your unbelief.
Except those who believe, work righteousness, engage much in the remembrance of Allah, and defend themselves only after they are unjustly attacked. And soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take!
THE HOLY QUR’AN SURAH 27:227


51.        If you do not believe, tell the world you do not believe or walk away. But when you believe, announce it to the world. Exercise your Faith. Be violent about it. WITHOUT VIOLENCE, YOU CANNOT PROTECT YOUR FAITH. FAITH OF CHRIST; FAITH THAT COMETH FROM THE WORD OF GOD IS PROTECTED BY VIOLENCE. That is what it means that the violent take it by force. [Matthew 11:12]
52.        This is because you must have too many opponents and many challenges. Even, some will come from your own nuclear family. You do not begin to kneel down and say, “God I am crying”. No! Rise up! I say, “Rise up and let your enemies be scattered.”
53.        It is a violent Faith that must be protected by violence. You must be aggressive if you must protect your faith, for too many things are likely to come your way. Even your friends whose words are difficult to resist can come in a cunning way.
54.        Simply talk to them the way Job spoke to them, “Gentlemen, I can see you are all foolish and unreasonable. I thought you were like human beings, but I have proved you to be mere sycophants and nonentities. Will you get away from my sight? Get away from my sight!”
55.        With violence, Jesus ordered the devil, “Get away from my sight.” With violence He ordered Peter, “Go behind Me, you Satan”, for Peter came with a suggestion to be His counselor, to be His adviser and to teach Him understanding, even when He was focused.
56.        Let us go to Lazarus and then die with him there. Peter started reminding Him how they planned to kill Him there. He said, “That was yesterday. That was yesterday. But we have twenty-four hours in a day.”
57.        Peter was offering his own opinion, advice, for he did not want the master to die. The master said, “Let us go and die there.” Amen.
58.        If you do not understand this, you will not know how dangerous, how delicate a Man of God can be. THE MOST DANGEROUS BEING ON EARTH SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN HAS REMAINED GOD IN HUMAN FORM.
59.        That is why, a generation that is visited by God in Human form takes the greatest risk. The Jews knew about it, and then commanded Moses, “Only you should be hearing from Him. Come and tell us. As for us to go there? No! We will never go there again.”
60.        WHO HAS DIRECTED THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD? THE PEOPLE THAT LACK THIS REVEATION TRAIL ON DANGEROUS GROUND. THEY RUSH TO PLACES WHERE ANGELS ARE AFRAID TO GO.
61.        AND THEY DO NOT EVEN KNOW WHEN GOD IS TALKING TO THEM. THEY DO NOT EVEN KNOW WHEN THEY ARE BECOMING DISOBEDIENT BEFORE GOD.
62.        FOR WHATEVER STATEMENT GOD MAKES, THEY WILL CANCEL IT AND BRING THEIR OWN OPINION, TELLING GOD WHY GOD’S OWN STATEMENT CANNOT WORK.
63.        And it can never work for them. It can never work for them. It can never work because they do not believe it. They will only come back regretting, beating their hands on their chest.

Thus did We make their case known to the people, that they might know that the promise of Allah is true, and that there can be no doubt about the Hour of Judgment. Behold, they dispute among themselves as to their affair. [Some] said, "Construct a building over them": Their Lord knows best about them: those who prevailed over their affair said, "Let us surely build a place of worship over them." [Some] say they were three, the dog being the fourth among them; [others] say they were five, the dog being the sixth,- doubtfully guessing at the unknown; [yet others] say they were seven, the dog being the eighth. Say thou: "My Lord knoweth best their number; It is but few that know their [real case]." Enter not, therefore, into controversies concerning them, except on a matter that is clear, nor consult any of them about [the affair of] the Sleepers. NOR SAY OF ANYTHING, "I SHALL BE SURE TO DO SO AND SO TOMORROW" WITHOUT ADDING, "SO PLEASE ALLAH!" and call thy Lord to mind when thou forgettest, and say, "I hope that my Lord will guide me ever closer [even] than this to the right road."
THE HOLY QUR’AN: Surah 18:21 – 24

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WHO HAS BEEN GOD’S COUNSELOR? (2)

1.           IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE REVELATION OF WHO HE IS, YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME. HE DOES NOT HAVE THE REVELATION OF WHO YOU ARE ALSO. WHATEVER HE IS TO YOU IS WHAT YOU ARE TO HIM.
2.           IF YOU WANT TO COUNSEL HIM, HE WANTS TO COUNSEL YOU. COUNSEL WILL JAM COUNSEL AND NO ONE WILL COUNSEL ONE ANOTHER.
3.           THE CLOUD IS HERE.
4.           Please, whenever God appears in Human Form, He assumes the stand of a foolish man.
5.           And Saint Paul, upon that backdrop, pleaded with his audience that they should accept Him even in His foolishness. He saw something in them and He assumed that foolish stand.
6.           THERE IS NO MORE WARNING AGAIN. I HAVE GIVEN YOU THE LAST WARNING IN THE MESSAGE TITLED, “WARNING FROM GOD.
7.           ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW CONCERNING GOD AND HIS SALVATION WERE CONTAINED THERE.
8.           My own appeal to you from the very onset has been one thing. IF YOU CANNOT ACCEPT ME FOR WHAT I AM, ACCEPT ME FOR WHO I AM. BUT IF YOU HAVE FAITH TO DO THE TWO, HAPPY ARE YOU.
9.           IF YOU FIND IT DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE IN ME BECAUSE OF WHO I AM, MAKE ADJUSTMENT TO BELIEVE IN ME BECAUSE OF WHAT I AM.
10.         I cannot be the worst of all human beings on earth. So, manage Me there. Let me remain foolish and unreasonable. Be wise.
11.        BUT IF YOU NOTICE THAT IN MY FOOLISHNESS, I AM WISER THAN THE WISEST KING ON EARTH, HAPPY ARE YOU.
12.        Who can advise the Spirit of the LORD or be His teacher or give him counsel? Has he ever needed anyone’s advice?
13.        Has He ever needed anybody’s advice? Often times, men come proffering one advice or the other.
14.        Listen to Me. They might not know that what they think they have come to advise had already been concluded. When they notice the advice they gave going the way they advised, their foolish minds will be making them to think with delight, “He has implemented my advice.”
15.        They can hardly know that that which they are advising had already been the line of action God had already earmarked. But they will acknowledge that God is there when God will begin to do and to say what they had in mind to offer, which they had not offered.
16.        You see them shouting, “Wonderful! The Spirit is the same. This is just what I wanted to say. See, God has said it.”
17.        But to accept that God had already concluded what to do, placed it there. Even before the so called proposition and advice, counselling might be coming, He had already drawn out His plan of action. That one is difficult to believe.
18.        WHO HAS BEEN GOD’S TEACHER, ADVISER, COUNSELOR, INSTRUCTOR?
19.        Has he ever needed anyone’s adviceIf He had ever needed, tell me the person. Did he need instruction as to what is right and best? What? Did he need instruction as to what is right and best?
20.        I want everybody to answer, in your own way.  DOES GOD NEED ADVICE, INSTRUCTION FROM ANYBODY FOR HIM TO DECIPHER WHAT IS GOOD, BETTER, BEST; WHAT IS EVIL AND WHAT IS GODLY? WHERE LIES YOUR CREDIT THEN?
21.        Has he ever needed anyone’s advice? Did he need instruction as to what is right and best?
22.        So we ended it with questions and questions and questions and questions. What do you think might have prompted God to be asking His people these barrages of questions?
23.        Do you not think He must have confronted a situation like we have it now, with no other human beings but the human beings that are here, for human beings have remained the same?
24.        Whatever they were that time that prompted the questions is what we are today which prompted the Message. So, do not say that God does not know you. You are you.
25.        I believe that too many tongues would have been wagging around Him. Some, even calling Him names because He resisted their counsel and resisted their advice. They conspired.
26.        It happens in the family. In any family where there is father, mother and children, if you say it has never happened in your own, you are a liar.
27.        It gets to a point or level where your wife will retreat and you will retreat also, “When you are advised, do you agree to it? Do you ever accept any counsel? At every point you insist on your own opinion.”
28.        She will start calling me “Amagunze man! Mbaise man! That is what your people are known for. Do you ever accept any advice?” What is this thing that is difficult to accept?
29.        “Do you people ever accept that a woman has wisdom? You can only insist on your own. See the people that call themselves men. Is it because you put on trousers? In short, women have seen abominable things.”
30.        If you say that this thing does not happen in your house, you are a liar. Do not paint the picture that your family is the best of all. It is not!
31.        What you have is what others have. But the magnitude differs from one family to another, according to the level of maturity, wisdom and understanding of the individuals concerned, for some know how to control such situations and remain calm.
32.        Some will remain boisterous and quarrelsome. Sometimes, it may degenerate into hate.
33.        But does it exist? Sure! Age does not remove it. Age does not remove it. Why is it that a man cannot stay comfortably with the wife he married in his youth from the day they married till the day they will die? What brings about parting?
34.        Just like all of you are here. Who does not know Sister Umezuluike? Who does not know the former Bishop, Umezuluike? Is there anybody here who does not know the condition of the home? Yet, she answers Umezuluike.
35.        No court case pending against her. Why can they not dwell together, worship together and have everything in common? One wants to have rule over the other.
36.        They say Faith. It has nothing to do with Faith, for the trouble was there before Faith came. Faith came to solve it, but when Faith was resisted, they continued the same ancient way.
37.        If you know any problem you have been having in your home, in your life as an individual, and Faith came to help you, you can only come out if you allow that Faith to help.
38.        If you say, “Faith, I do not want your help”, you will remain with your problem, for the Faith has come to change that condition for the better, if only you will acknowledge the Faith.
39.        Faith is there knocking at the door. Faith is there trying to gain entry, but you closed your door and shut it up as a closed shot. No intruder is allowed. I do not want anybody.
40.        Faith has been locked out. Christ, locked out! Truth, locked out! Peace, locked out! Prophet is locked out. Trouble, trouble will now remain.
41.        WHO HAS BEEN GOD’S COUNSELOR? WHO HAS EVER INSTRUCTED HIM ON WHAT TO DO? WHO HAS BEEN HIS TEACHER THAT TEACHES HIM WISDOM, TEACHES HIM KNOWLEDGE AND TEACHES HIM UNDERSTANDING?
42.        WHICH BIBLE COLLEGE? WHICH PHILOSOPHICAL INSTITUTION? WHICH UNIVERSITY?
43.        I mean, tell Me. Who takes the credit for whatever God is or for making Him what He is? Even Joseph as the foster father could not take the credit. Mary, the mother could not take the credit.
44.        For all the astrologers, physicians and lawyers, they felt astonished at His wisdom, seeing that He did not go to school.
45.        Isaiah 40:13 – 14 Good News Bible. From all the translations, you pick the one that is suitable to you. If the grammatical blunder in Living Bible does not meet what you have in your heart, you take King James. If you reject King James, you take Good News [Ozioma]. Ozioma means Good News.
46.        Isaiah 40:13 – 14 Good News Bible. Can anyone tell the Lord what to do? Who can teach him or give him advice?
47.        With whom does God consult in order to know and understand and to learn how things should be done?
48.        This is the way you are supposed to do it. Do it this way. Do it that way. Who does God consult? Tell Me that thing which God did and got it wrong. Tell Me the one He accomplished and you found fault with the accomplishment.
49.        You will rather discover that any plan of God you oppose and God goes ahead fulfilling it, in the end, the opposed takes the greatest joy and gets the greatest benefit.
50.        That is why He does that which is right in His own eyes, not minding the way you are seeing it. And at the end, he that opposed it laughs even more.
51.        That is why men that pleased God composed the SONG: [Have Thine own way Lord. Have Thine own way. Thou art the potter. I am the clay. Mold me and make me after Thy will. While I am waiting yielded and still.]
52.        If you sing with consecration, God will hear you. Go back to the Message titled, LET US GO TO THE POTTER’S HOUSE. It is in book form. LET US GO TO THE POTTER’S HOUSE. 
53.        There, we heard the Voice of God. After watching the Potter molding and breaking, making some special vessels for special occasion, making some vessels for everyday occasion. Breaking some, using them to beautify some, and clay could not ask a single question. God said, “This is how I have desired Israel to be in My hands.”
54.        He asked another question there in the book of Jeremiah, “But Israel will not do it and My people will not consider.”  They cannot consider the awful implications of not yielding their lives to God.
55.        Yet they say, “Take perfect control.” God, take control. Control of what? Control of what?
56.        That is why God said to the Jews, “If you will harken unto My Voice and obey to the letter, I want to show you a sign: Of all nations upon the earth. People will say, “We have never come across a wise people, an upright people like this nation.””
57.        ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT YIELDS HIS LIFE COMPLETELY TO THE WORD OF GOD MUST BE EXAMPLARY IN EVERYTHING.
58.        IF I DO NOT SHOW YOU WHERE YOUR PROBLEM LIES, I WILL BE FAILING IN MY RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS YOU.










As to those who believe and work righteous deeds, they have, for their entertainment, the Gardens of Paradise, Wherein they shall dwell [for aye]: no change will they wish for from them. Say: "If the ocean were ink [wherewith to write out] the words of my Lord, sooner would the ocean be exhausted than would the words of my Lord, even if we added another ocean like it, for its aid." Say: "I am but a man like yourselves, [but] the inspiration has come to me, that your Allah is one Allah: whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and, in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner.
THE HOLY QUR’AN: Surah 18:107 – 110



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WHO HAS BEEN GOD’S COUNSELOR? (3)

1.           Isaiah 40:13 – 14 Good News Bible. Can anyone tell the Lord what to do? Who can teach him or give him advice?
2.           With whom does God consult in order to know and understand and to learn how things should be done?
3.           Stupid and foolish people might be thinking that THE SON OF MAN is building a hedge around Himself, a Kingdom where he will be a King over His domain. ALREADY, I AM THE KING OF KINGS. I am not building another one.
4.           It is the blindness of such camps that do not help them to recognize that I am a Son over My Father’s Heritage. I am the King of this Kingdom.
5.           You are all transferred from the kingdom of darkness into My Kingdom, for without Me, you would not know who the Father is; and I gave you the access to call Him, “My father.” Without Me, your sacrifices will not be made acceptable in the sight of God.
6.           Until this Faith came, you were under school masters. You were pursuing a shadow until this Faith came.
7.           BELIEVE IT IF YOU CAN. IN ME LIETH ETERNAL LIFE.
8.           If I make this statement in your midst alone, you might be calling Me a coward, but I magnify Myself whenever I go out more than I do here.
9.           All that have followed Me outside can testify to this, that the best in Me does not come out here. Until I see people who think they know something, then I will make their knowledge to be useless nonsense.
10.        IT IS LACK OF THIS REVELATION THAT MAKES PEOPLE TO MAKE SHIPWRECK IN EVERYTHING THEY DO. IT MAKES PEOPLE TO BE UNPROFITABE IN ALL THINGS AND PLACE THEM IN THE POSITION OF GOD’S PERPETUAL ENEMIES.
11.        WHENEVER GOD REMEMBERS THEM, HE IS ANGRY. WHENEVER THEIR THOUGHT FILTERS INTO THE MIND OF GOD, THE FACE OF GOD CHANGES.
12.        Let me just give you one secret. In the Message, MAINTAINING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP, there is an undeniable attribute of friendship. Whenever friends come together, even in a vehicle, there must be a beam of smile. Is it not true?
13.        It is an undeniable fact. Smiling is not laughing. Can your face cause God to smile, since you claim to be God’s friend and simply because God gave you a Message, YOU ARE MY FRIENDS?
14.        IF WE ARE FRIENDS ACTUALLY, CAN YOUR FACE CAUSE GOD TO SMILE? CAN THE FACE OF GOD CAUSE YOU TO SMILE?
15.        This is because sitting here are too many who cannot look at God’s face, talk less of smiling. If I pass hundred times, they will bend their heads to the ground.
16.        They dare not lift up their heads. Men and women alike. I dare not even see them. I do not even know whether they are in the Fellowship or not.
17.        Let me tell you. I know the positions of everybody. Anybody I do not know his or her position in the Fellowship is not a member of this Fellowship. Even if he comes from outside, I know his traditional position.
18.        Isaiah 40:13 – 14 Good News Bible. Can anyone tell the Lord what to do? Who can teach him or give him advice?
19.        With whom does God consult in order to know and understand and to learn how things should be done?
20.        Ephesians 1:11. King James version. 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:
21.        Note where you have your inheritance. And note who that person is and why he has given you access to have that inheritance in Him.
22.        It is not because you worked for it. It is not because you merited it. It is not because somebody solicited for it or counseled Him, or advised Him, or directed Him or taught him. It is not because of what you have done for Him or what you have not done.
23.        Ephesians 1:11. King James version. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things... Whether they be good or bad. ...after the counsel of his own will: Not after your counsel.
24.        Ephesians 1:11. Amplified version. In Him we also were made [God’s] heritage... Now are you sons and daughters of God because you are in Him that is true. You are in Him Whom He has sent. You in Me, I in you, the hope of glory.  
25.        In Him we also were made [God’s] heritage (portion)... Who is that HIM? Who is that Personality? THERE MUST BE A PERSONALITY IN THE GODHEAD IN EVERY AGE. Who is that Personality in the Godhead where you are all fused?
26.        In HIM, you have inheritance. Who is that person? Who is the revealed Christ of your day, for in Christ you live, you move, you freely exercise your being.
27.        In HIM, you have your inheritance. And the whole thing is done by HIM after the counsel of HIS own will. He does it because He wanted to, not that you compelled HIM.
28.        IT IS THE REVELATION OF WHO HE IS THAT GIVES YOU HIS FAITH, NOT WHAT HE IS, BUT WHO HE IS.
29.        I hope that those that look like human beings are hearing My language. Jesus looked like a human being. Moses looked like a human being. The Prophets looked like human beings. They were called human beings, but they were Gods coming in the likeness of men.
30.        They were Gods appearing in the likeness of men. Upon this revelation, you anchor your abiding Faith. Faith that has muscle. Faith that has foresight, long range vision, “Though the promise tarries, I am not shaken in mind. Even if He gives way, I am waiting for the promise. Even if I am resting in the grave, the promise will bring me out.
31.        I pity foolish and ignorant people here. “Stupid people”, I call them. Seeing they will see without perceiving. Hearing they will hear, without understanding. The more they look, the less they see. The more they hear, the less they understand. [Isaiah 6:9, Matthew 13:14, Mark 4:12]
32.        WHO HAS BEEN GOD’S COUNSELOR? That is the exhortation for Sunday School, for Brother Ben kindled without telling Me, which coincided with what I had in mind and I dare not release it in My family altar.
33.        I promised that the fullness will be here, so that they will hear when others are hearing. By so doing, My work has been simplified. Amen.
34.        Ephesians 1:11 Amplified version. In Him we also were made [God's] heritage (portion)... O son of God. A part of God. God being incomplete without you. God being incomplete without Me. Oooh! No!
35.        You know that crippled child in your family, that lame, that deaf. As long as the child is a part of you, the absence of that child makes your family to be incomplete. You can never go to bed and sleep as long as that one has not come back. Nobody will eat. Nobody will drink.
36.        Those that are there will not be valued until that one is found. Then whenever that one is found, the joy of the family is full. Why? That child is a portion of the family.
37.        ...and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS PURPOSE,
38.        WHO WORKS OUT EVERYTHING IN AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNSEL AND DESIGN OF HIS [OWN] WILL,
39.        Put your hands together! You see one thing. He does not care whether the whale swallowed Jonah, or Jonah swallowed the whale.
40.        He remains undaunted, even amidst destructive criticisms. Amidst threats, He is focused, for nobody knows Him more than He knows Himself. He sees all those nonsenses as distractions He has no room for. Amen.
41.        ALWAYS HAVE IT AT THE BACK OF YOUR MIND THAT GOD HAS BEEN DRAWN FROM AMONG HUMAN BEINGS. GOD HAS BEEN DRAWN FROM AMONG HUMAN BEINGS. AND GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN FOR HAVING ELABORATE FAMILY ELA-ELOHIM.
42.        IF HE DOES NOT HAVE ONE, NO MAN BORN OF A WOMAN, NO HUMAN BEING WOULD HAVE BEEN ADEQUATE ENOUGH TO ANSWER GOD’S SON OR GOD’S DAUGHTER.
43.        He does everything according to, in agreement with His own will and in keeping with His agreement with Himself, His plan, His purpose, His design, not your own design or your own purpose. No! If you were to purpose, we would not be here.
44.        In Him we also were made [God's] heritage (portion) and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, Who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His [own] will, without consulting any flesh.
45.        No flesh is consulted, for God has never hired a consultant or adviser on any matter.
46.        I want to read Scriptures further before your Minister will come to the pulpit, for I am talking to people that resemble human beings.
47.        Philippians 2:13. Amplified version. [NOT IN YOUR OWN STRENGTH]... You see why God said, “Let not the strong man boast in his strength.” [Jeremiah 9:23 – 24] Not of him that willeth, not of him that runneth, but God that showeth mercy. [Romans 9:16] Not in your own strength, but God Himself who has always been working in you. Oh No!
48.        [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while... If you were allowed to thrive, to use your strength, you would have been wearied out long ago. Too many things would have stumbled you out.
49.        SONG: [I cannot do without you. I cannot do without you. I cannot do without you. Oooh God! I cannot do without you. I cannot do without you. I cannot do without you. Oooh God!
50.        Do something new in my life. Something new in my life. Something new in my life. Ooh God! Do something new in my life. Something credible in my life. Something new in my life. Ooh God!
51.        Do something new in my life. Something gracious in my life. Something wonderful in my life. Ooh God! Do something new in my life. Something credible in my life. Something new in my life. Ooh God!]
52.        THE CLOUD IS HERE BECAUSE I AM HERE.
53.        ...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 for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. Rewind
54.        ...for it is God Who is all the while EFFECTUALLY AT WORK IN YOU [energizing and creating in you the power and desire],... Energizing and creating in Me, the power; The desire.
55.        ...BOTH TO WILL AND TO WORK FOR HIS GOOD PLEASURE... Both TO WILL and to work for the good pleasure of God. ...and satisfaction and delight. And what? SATISFACTION AND DELIGHT.
56.        Who is doing all these things? You see why I cannot do without HIM. Without HIM, you can do nothing. IN ALL THESE THINGS HE HAS COME TO ACHIEVE IN AN INDIVIDUAL, WHO DIRECTS HIM THE WAY HE SHOULD GO ABOUT IT? WHO INSTRUCTS HIM? WHO TEACHES HIM?
57.        Philippians 2:13. Living Bible. For God is at work within you,... Even as I am talking to you now. If it is true that God is at work in you since morning you came here, show by raising your hand.
58.        I believe He has been at work in Me. He has been at work. Through the power of the Spoken Word, Faith has been applied. When Faith is applied in the Spoken Word, you see God working miraculous wonders.  
59.         For God is at work within you, HELPING YOU WANT TO OBEY HIM,... Which means, nobody wanted to obey. WITHOUT GOD RENDERING A HELPING HAND, EVERY HUMAN BEING IS DISOBEDIENT TO GOD. If you believe it, say Amen.
60.        So, if you find yourself obeying, the credit does not go to you. The credit goes to He that gives you the helping hand to obey Him so that you will not perish.
61.        He knows you cannot do it alone. He comes from the opposite direction, opposing your nature, opposing your habits, opposing your desires, opposing everything you stood for.
62.         For God is at work within you, helping you want to obey him, and then helping you do what he wants. Amen.
63.        WHO HAS EVER BEEN GOD’S COUNSELOR? When the Apostles and disciples came to this type of revelation about the master who changed from being a servant to a Son; from a Son to a Prophet; from a Prophet to Apostle: from Apostle to Messiah; from Messiah to Almighty God;
64.        When He made it plain to them, he no longer spoke to them in parables, in proverbs, in figures, in types, they exclaimed, “Now, everything has been laid bare. Now, we are equipped with all we need to know about you. No wonder things have been going the way they have been going. Help our unbelief.” Help our unbelief.
65.        Go to Saint John Gospel chapter 16, where we have been revolving since last week.
66.        John 16:29 – 31 King James version. We have been reading it since last week. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
67.        Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? DO YOU NOW BELIEVE?
68.        “At last you are speaking plainly,” his disciples said, “and not in riddles. Now we understand that you know everything and don’t need anyone to tell you anything
69.        From this we believe that you came from God.” “Do you finally believe this?” Jesus asked. DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THIS?
70.        John 16:29 – 31 Amplified version. His disciples said, Ah, now You are speaking plainly to us and not in parables (veiled language and figures of speech)!
71.        NOW WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE ACQUAINTED WITH EVERYTHING and have no need to be asked questions. Because of this we believe that you [really] came from God. 31Jesus answered them, Do you now believe? [Do you believe it at last?]
72.        DO YOU NOW BELIEVE? I BELIEVE. DO YOU BELIEVE? I AM CONVINCED. ARE YOU CONVINCED?
73.        John 16:29 – 31 Good News Bible. Then his disciples said to him, “Now you are speaking plainly, without using figures of speech. 
74.        WE KNOW NOW THAT YOU KNOW EVERYTHING; YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE ASK YOU QUESTIONS. THIS MAKES US BELIEVE THAT YOU CAME FROM GOD.” Jesus answered them, “Do you believe now?
75.        This God we are talking about, let us hear more.
76.        The Book of Proverbs 13:13 – 14. Living Bible.
77.        Despise God’s Word and find yourself in troubleDo what? Obey it and succeed. The advice of a wise man refreshes like water from a mountain spring. Those accepting it become aware of the pitfalls on aheadRewind it again!
78.        Despise God’s Word and find yourself in trouble. Obey it and succeed. 14The advice of a wise man refreshes like water from a mountain spring. Those accepting it become aware of the pitfalls on ahead.
79.        In conclusion, with Good News Bible, revisit Isaiah chapter 40 verses 13 through 14. Can anyone tell the Lord what to do? Who can teach him or give him advice?
80.        With whom does God consult in order to know and understand and to learn how things should be done?
81.        On this note, I say a big THANK YOU to you for giving Me audience. And I say without any iota of hypocrisy in Me that I am wishing all of you and your families whatever you are wishing yourselves.

                     EPILOGUE
1.           THE PAIN OF LABOUR AND THE JOY OF DELIVERY: Preached on Sunday 8TH MAY, 2011 at the Household of God Onitsha by Apostle Peter Odoemena. THE SON OF MAN. THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.
2.           The Blurb (Back cover): If there is a mystery all eyes see almost every day, it is the mystery of conception and delivery.
3.           The Almighty God Who is the Author of all wonders in the world, the Author of all mysterious wonders in the world is the Great Jehovah, the Supreme God, the Creator, the Supreme Intelligence that controls the whole Universe; He is behind all astonishing wonders we see with our eyes and embrace on a daily basis.
4.           There can never be joy without pains; the same way, there can never be pains without joy. In everything in this life, pains precede joy. The moment you see yourself having great pains, few steps after...
5.           Get ready for your flight for your flight is near. It is nearer than you least expected. For there is no period in the history of mankind when prophecies from the Spoken Words of the Messenger of God are fulfilling so rapidly than they are fulfilling now.
6.           Events are made clear by prophecy. ALL THE PREDICTED SIGNS ABOUT THE TRANSLATION AND THE JUDGMENT OF THE WORLD ARE WITH US,
7.           AND THERE IS NO OTHER YEAR WE ARE SEEING THESE THINGS FULFILLING RAPIDLY MORE THAN THIS YEAR. – THE SON OF MAN
8.           Page 3 Nugget: I am your “Mercy Seat.” However, I know that one day I will change position and sit on the “Judgment Seat.” He that has brought you thus far is the same “One” you will meet at the end. You are not meeting any other person other than He that is with you now. Believe it if you can… — THE SON OF MAN (Also found in the Message FORGIVENESS, Pg. 3)
9.           BLOCK WORD: Believe it if you can, you will be judged according to the Message of the Messenger of your day.
10.        As long as you have accepted and believed in He that is sent to you, it shall be counted unto you as your righteousness.
11.        We are now at the Gate. What it takes to open the Gate is to put My hand behind, that is all. It does not require much effort. I have been labouring all these years, I am not labouring again.
12.        This is the time I should be drinking, making myself happy. A TOUCH ON THE DOOR BRINGS ETERNITY.
13.        All the toils and labours in this world is about to come to an end. We are entering the city of unending days. We have arrived....
14.        IF THERE IS A FIGMENT OF LAW IN YOUR HEART, A FIGMENT OF UNBELIEF TO THE WORD THAT HAS PROCEEDED OUT FROM THE SON OF MAN, THE GATE CAN NEVER OPEN FOR YOU.
15.        YOU WILL STOP YOUR JOURNEY AT THE GATE. SALVATION IS BY FAITH IN CHRIST AND CHRIST ALONE. – THE SON OF MAN. (RANDOM COMMENT FROM THE SON OF MAN VOL. 3, Pg. 18 vs. 1; Pg. 40 vs. 27-28; Pg. 45 vs. 4)
16.        And this is the much we will take from this Message as we invite Pastor Dan to the pulpit to share testimonies. If there is any other thing he wants to perform, it is up to him. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
17.        Are you surprised the way I terminated it? I have given you all that you need for today. Go home and meditate on all that you have heard, and let the Holy Spirit give you perfect understanding.