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HE IS A QUICKENING SPIRIT:
WEEK OF THE HOLY TRINITY
CHRISTIAN SUPERNATURAL TEACHINGS BIBLE CLASS LESSONS EVERLASTING GOSPELS BY: LEADER OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU THE SUPERNATURAL TEACHER, AND SOLE SPIRITUAL HEAD OF THE UNIVERSE BROTHERHOOD OF THE CROSS AND STAR
BIBLE WITNESSES: Joh 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. Joh 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Joh 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. Joh 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Joh 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. LUKE 12:11-12 Luk 12:11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: Luk 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
MATTHEW 10:19 Mat 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. Mat 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
T H E HOLY T R I N I T Y
THE UNITY OF THE TRINITY
First Bible Lesson: Matthew 23:9-10 "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ." Second Bible Lesson: 1 Corinthians 8:5-6 "For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him." Golden Text: 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 "Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all." From this year on, as the Father would like it, He will teach you various things which he had brought along in his parcel. I am now going to start imparting my numerous lessons to the world. The lessons I shall impart to you have never been imparted by any person. I want to emphasize that He will only teach you if He likes, but if He is not disposed, He will not teach you. I can recollect that many-a-time in the Bible Class, the lesson intended for the class was not imparted but quite a different
lesson would be delivered. Today, I want to teach you only one particular lesson. The lesson will not concern abstinence from sins or loving one another but other things. I will teach you about water, sand, stones, trees, fire, bush, wind and all the elements. This confirms the statement of Our Lord Jesus Christ that "The Comforter who is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My Name, He shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance."(John 14:26). Who knows the meaning of the concept "OMNI-PRESENT GOD?" In the same token, no person knows the meaning of the concept "OMNISCIENT GOD." But I shall teach, and explain and expatiate these concepts one by one to you and also to the inhabitants of the world. It was Prophet Isaiah who saw the vision as nominated in Isaiah 2: 2-4 that, "in the last days, the mountain of Jehovah's house shall be established on the top of the mountain and shall be exalted above the hills and all nations will converge at it. People will gather at the house of the God of Jacob, and God will teach them His ways and His life style." What I want to teach you today is extracted from a passage you have been reading which you do not understand. I know the lesson is quite beyond your comprehension; and even if you read it a hundred times, you will still not understand it. But listen to what I want to teach you. Though you do not deserve that the lesson be given to you, yet because of the television the lesson will reach those who have been eagerly waiting for the lessons and those who have been searching for it secretly, it will be profitable and rewarding to them. Because people have read so many books, they have initiated into many cults and societies, they have dreamt dreams, they have projected into many planes, and have read the Scriptures also but they do not understand what it all means. Now as you have been hearing that "only the one and monotheistic God" exists, people construe that (Deut 5:1-7) if mention is made of only one God, it subsumes that there are many "gods." Different persons think that they should have their individual gods. They feel that each person has his own personal
god. This is erroneous. I want to reveal this particular lesson unto you now. It is said: "call no person father upon earth for one is your Father who is in heaven. Call no person lord or master because One is your Master, even the Lord Jesus Christ." The eighth verse of the 23rd chapter of St. Matthew's gospel enjoins that you should not call any person a teacher for there is Only One Teacher who is the Lord Jesus Christ, but you all are brethren. Now that you have been advised not to call anyone a teacher or Father or Lord; for there is one teacher, one Father and one Lord, I want to ask you how many personalities are involved? Could it be construed to mean that the Father is on one side, the Son on the other side and the Teacher is somewhere else? Many people always express that there are three Gods in one or "Three persons in one God." Does it mean that three chairs are positioned for the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to sit each on the three chairs? In another passage he is referred to as the Son of man, the Son of God and God Himself. Does that expression explain that there are three persons? Our golden text has unequivocally revealed that there is only one being who answers all the names. It is said there are diversities of gifts but the same spirit alone. There are differences of administration but the same Lord. There are diversities of operations but it is the same God who works all in all. This supreme Being is Jehovah. He is also the Father. He is the Lord, and He is the Teacher. He is everything. Do not bother yourself keeping three seats each for the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Your action will tantamount to waste of time. It is said that the Father has already accomplished his assignment. He is the same personality; that the Son has accomplished his assignment, it is the same Being; and that the Holy Spirit is doing His work, it is the same Being doing it, and not two. The expression that our Lord Jesus Christ is seen standing on the right hand of God the Father is erroneous. It is that same God that you see. It is said, He is the Son, He is that same God
who is invariably, the Son. There is none other. The Son is the Father and vice versa. This explains why it is said, whosoever accepts the Son, has the Father, and whosoever rejects the Son has no Father.(1 John 2:23). That is why wherever there is no spirit, there is no life because He is that Spirit. That is why He says whosoever receives the messenger that the Father will send in my name receives me; and whoever receives me receives Him who sent me. (John 13:20/Matt 10:40) So we have neither two gods nor two Lords nor two teachers nor any fraction of Him. But He it is who is God, the same is Lord, and He is also the teacher. The inhabitants of the world should be pitied for their decision to gaze at the sky and wait until Our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. Now that the Father and the Holy Spirit is here on earth, is Our Lord Jesus Christ not here on earth? Is He not one and the same being? You argue that you are all waiting for Our Lord Jesus Christ from the sky. But as the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit is here on earth, what are you going to do? Can your observe that when you are elected here, you are appointed a chorister when you begin to sing. After that you begin to see visions; thus becoming a visioner. Count up how many of you are there- choristers and visioners? Thereafter you are promoted and consecrated an elder. How many of you are there? From the position of an Elder you are ordained a prophet. How many of you are there? Then, you are promoted a senior Prophet. How many of you are there? Can you now realize what happens? Sometimes we argue that there are many gods; that Our Lord Jesus stands on the right hand of God the Father. This is erroneous because there is only one being. He also answers all the names, but He is the same being. Remember when Philip told the Christ saying "show us the Father and that will satisfy us."(John 14:8). What did Our Lord Jesus Christ answer? Since we call him "Jesus" simply, Philip was desirous to see the Farther, to whom He always referred. Who is this "Jesus"? Is He not the same Father? Who is the Christ? Is He not the same Being? Who is the Son of man? Is He
not the same Being? Who is the Son of God we are talking about? Is He not the same Being? But since Our Lord Jesus Christ was making every reference to the Father, Philip opted to see Him; because they, as disciples, were also desirous to see the Father. And the Lord Jesus Christ asked him saying, "Have I been with you Philip for all that long, yet do you not know me? When you see me, you see the Father".(John 14:9). If you see me, that is the Father standing. Did it not appear to Philip as in the dream? He did not see clearly, because he only saw the Lord Jesus. But the Lord emphasized that He is in the Father and the Father in Him. (John 14:10-11). The words He spoke were not spoken by His own volition but that the Father was doing His work. In what vein do you want to be spoken to? Another instance is that when Zacharias was ministering at the altar, Angel Gabriel appeared before him and announced to him saying "Fear not Zacharias for your prayer is heard and your wife Elizabeth shall bear you a son and you will call his name John". And Zacharias queried, "whereby shall I know this for I am an old man and my wife well stricken in years." And Gabriel answered and said unto him; "I am Gabriel who stands in the presence of God and I am sent to speak unto you."(Luke 1:13-19). Realize from this that angels also stand in the presence of God, which means He is the same Being. Did Zacharias see another god apart from Angel Gabriel? At another time the disciples told Thomas that they had seen the resurrected Christ. He argued that he could not believe until he sees Him and thrusts his finger into His riven side. Eight days later they were gathered in the room again and Our Lord Jesus Christ appeared to them and showed the nail prints to Thomas. He told Thomas to put his fingers into His side. Thomas said, "My Lord and my God, I believe." Our Lord Jesus Christ told him, "you believe because you have seen; blessed is he who does not see and yet he believes." (John 20:29). At another time He appeared to his disciples again and they were afraid. He told them not to be afraid because the Spirit has neither the flesh nor bones as He now has. The spirit has no
bones but He has bones, at the same time He has no bones. At anytime and in whatever form you want to see Him, He would manifest to you in that form. I want to lead you slowly because of your limited understanding. Everyday I will expound this mystery to you in bits. Let our first lesson be read. First Bible Lesson: Matthew 23: 9-10 "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your master, even Christ." This will indicate to you that it is the Father who is God. He is the Teacher. The Father is the Lord. The Father is the Ruler, the Teacher in heaven and earth, and for man and child; and why He is called the Son of man is that all of you are men. When you sit, it is the Father sitting down. When you are squatting, or lying down or walking, it is the Father who is in all of you occupying these postures. That is why He is called the Omnipresent God. In order that this picture may be clearer to you, read Genesis chapter one. I do not want to plunge you deep into the concept today so that you may not be confused. You will then see why after God had created Adam, He told him to have control over every creation. Where did God Himself remain? What position did He assume after giving the rulership over everything to Adam? This is what had baffled the philosophers for quite some time. After God had created everything, he gave the authority to Adam to rule over the fishes, the birds, the animals and everything. (Gen 1:26). Where did God Himself go to? Over what did He rule? He further authorized Adam to give names to all the created things. (Gen 2:19-20). If this is the picture, where did He go to while leaving the earth for Adam? Since the wisdom of God is greater than that of man, that is why the world is so much confused. Learn from yourself. It is another person who knows what you look like, but you do not know what you look like. Without
somebody telling you that you are beautiful or that you are tall or short or fair or black, you cannot testify about yourself. That is how it is with God. You do not know how you eat, you do not know how you speak, but others know all about you. What you secretly do inside the room is proclaimed by somebody who is in Lagos. Do you not ask yourself how this person comes about to know you? It is said that we are laborers together with God, we are God's husbandry, we are God's vineyard.(1 Cor 3:9). You can pray for somebody but you will not know that he has some sickness. When you pray for him, he becomes healed of his sickness, but if he does not tell you that your prayer has healed him, you will not know that he was sick. If he does not tell you what he saw while you were praying for him, you will not know. There are things that you do thinking that they are not known to any person. You do not know that your actions have become a slogan even amongst your servants, and in the streets. People are making fun of your action even though you think that it is top secret. He is the God of hosts. He is everything. He is everything and is in everything. He is the one doing everything. Right now you are planning how you will deceive the other person. That person is also thinking how he will deceive you. You are deceiving him, and he is deceiving you; and both of you know that you are deceiving each other. Since it is one spirit working, God who is in both of you, continues to play the game. When you get home, you will boast that you have deceived him. He will also boast at his home that he had deceived you. And so nothing is hidden from God. God has planted us as flowers. He can appear to you anywhere. Remember when Our Lord Jesus Christ told His disciples that there are some standing here who will not taste of death until they see the glory of God? He says this in Matthew chapter sixteen and today people have composed a song with the statement.(Matt 16:28/ Mark 9:1/ Luke 9:27). Six days after, as they went to pray on the mountain, He was transfigured before them in a bright cloud. And that was the
glory of God since they wanted to see something. There was Moses, Elijah and Our Lord Jesus Christ appearing before them. Peter promptly said: "Lord it is good for us to be here, let us make three tabernacles one for Moses, one for Elijah and one for you."Matt 17:1-4). They saw Moses, Elijah and Christ with their two eyes. What more could they say? That was the glory of God. But how many people were there? It was one person. It was He alone appearing before them. He is called the God of hosts. He is the only one found in all the planes of manifest. In the sun, in the moon, in the stars, in the waters and everywhere. If you go to India you will find a man working wonders. If you also go to United States of America you will find a man doing wonderful works. You go to United Kingdom, and also find a man doing wonders. But how many people are they? It is He alone and not three persons. Let no person deceive you that India has her own god, Russia has her own god, United States of America has her own god, and Nigeria has her own god. God is one. There is one Father, one Son, one Teacher, one Lord, one Spirit. This means that there is one Being. He has revealed Himself to man as He wishes. To prove His Omnipresence, He can go to a place, and turn into a high mountain. People would deify it to have their problems taken away. The mountain can speak and people hear. The mountain can walk to you in the dream, and so the people will regard the mountain as their god. People will claim to be worshipping a mountain. It is not the mountain they are worshipping. It is the same God. If God does not wish to reveal Himself, you cannot know Him. It is at this end of time that He promised to reveal himself to everyone, that a neighbor shall not teach his neighbor and brother shall not teach his brother to know God, because they shall all know Him from the least to the greatest.(Heb 8:11). And so if this generation knows Him, it is because of His promise. Otherwise He would continue to remain here in a
different form without our knowledge of Him.
AND YOU WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE HIM VARIOUS NAMES. YOU CAN CALL HIM JOHN, JEHOVAH, JAH, MICHAEL, WONDERFUL, MERMAID OR JUJU. BUT HE IS THE SAME BEING.
That is why He is called the mysterious God. I will not reveal most of His mysteries now. You know that the Jews looked for a sign and, the Greeks seek for knowledge. All of you here are seeking for signs and knowledge that is why you are frequent at the Bible Class. But you do not want to practice the main lesson which is love one another. Since this is the end of time and He has said that man should eat of all the fruits of the trees in the garden except one, and the day he eats of it, he shall die. But since they wanted to be as wise as God, they went and ate of the fruit. That is why everyone is thirsty of knowledge. You want to know everything. Where does the sky end? Where does the water flow to? God is wiser than man. That is why He drove man out of the Garden so that He may not also eat of the tree of life, and live for ever. Since man ate the forbidden fruit has he been as wise as God? Has he lived forever? Our second lesson will now be read.
Second Bible Lesson: 1 Corinthians 8: 5-6 "For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him." How do you understand that statement? We have one Father of whom are all things; and one Lord by whom are all things.
DOES IT MEAN THAT THERE ARE TWO GODS FROM WHOM ALL THINGS COME? IT IS THE
SAME PERSON, ONE PERSON ALONE. HE DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW MORE THAN THAT. THERE IS ONE GOD AND ONE LORD.
I will tell you why among the Jews women and children are not counted during census of any population. Even in many nations today, children and women are not counted in the population. When they left Egypt, the adult male population from the age of two to 21 was 600,000; women and children were not included. Another day I will tell you why children and women were not counted in the population. I have come to teach you everything, and I will gradually lead you to the wisdom of the truth. I will also tell you why it is said that a woman has no soul. It is true that a woman has no soul. I will tell you why, and also why the Moslems do not allow their women to enter into the mosque. I will reveal all these things to you. I WILL ALSO SHOW YOU WHY TODAY, WOMEN AND CHILDREN HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN TO HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS WITH THE MEN. THIS IS TO PROVE THE STATEMENT THAT WHATEVER I SHUT NO MAN CAN OPEN, AND WHAT I OPEN, NO ONE CAN SHUT. THIS IS TO REVEAL HIS OMNIPOTENCE AND HIS OMNISCIENCE TO MANKIND. IT IS THE WISDOM NOT POSSESSED BY ANY PERSON IN THIS WORLD. It is the power which no one in the world possesses. That is why it will take a long time before these things are revealed to you. And this room will be filled to its capacity. I just scratch on the surface of the mystery. THERE ARE MANY THINGS TO
BE TAUGHT YOU, AND I WILL MAKE YOUR EYES TO BE CLEAR WITH UNDERSTANDING.
There is nothing in this world apart from Him alone. You say you see a ghost, or mermaid, or tree, or concoction. He is the one that you see. He has said that when the Comforter will come, He will declare unto you all that He hears. He shall glorify me because all that belongs to the Father are mine.(John 16:15). The Spirit is one but there are diversities of gifts. It is the different gifts which induce
us to complain that Satan has come, prophet or apostle has come. Right now, I hear people saying that since the Lord Jesus was killed this power is not from God because it is too vulnerable. This goes to confirm what He said: "verily, I say unto you, he who believes in me will do the works that I do and greater works than this shall he do because I go unto the Father."(John 14:12). When you hear this, you boast that there is someone who does mightier works than the Christ. It is not so. I will explain the meaning of these texts to you from the Bible. It is not a thing of one day or two or a thing to be done in twenty years. FROM THE BEGINNING THERE HAS BEEN ONE ENTITY, ONE SPIRIT, ONE LORD AND ONE MAN, NOT TWO. Many statements made by the Christ are like mental arithmetics. He says, as you have done this to one of these little children for my name's sake, you have done it to me. (Matt 25:40). How is it that when you do something for a child, you are doing it to Him? Do you not understand that He is that child? He is everyone that you see. He said, "when the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: And he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right but the goats on his left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right had, come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you right from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink......., I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee.....And the King shall answer and say unto them....Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.(Matt 25:31-40). And so you will see that He is the sick patient you see in the hospital. He is the person you find in the prison. Do Moslems, who destroy church buildings and kill people in Nigeria, know God? Do you know that the person you are beating is God? Whatever you do to any man, you are doing it to God. He is the
leper you meet on the road. He is the beggar on the wayside. But you beat them and throw them into jail, and boast that you know God. You do not know God. No person knows anything about God. No Christian, Buddhist, Hindu or Jew knows anything about God. No single soul knows anything about God. It is now that I am going to reveal Him that you are going to know Him. I want to use an earthly situation to illustrate a heavenly situation. There was a certain Queen who so loved God. She went to the House of God every day. One day she decided she was not going to God's house again; wondering why it is that she alone has to visit God; and God does not reciprocate her gesture. If God does not come to her house, she would not go to God's house again. The Father told her that she should prepare for Him the next Sunday. She was very happy and asked her rulers to prepare everything. Plays, decorations, songs and dances - were all in the readiness for the reception of God. On the morning they were expecting God, what they saw was a leper. The leper was coming on the road which was laid with carpet and beautiful decorations. The whole crowd went upon the man and beat him up. They did not know that he was God. Brethren, till nightfall they did not see any other person. The Queen was angry. She argued that is it said that God does not deceive. How is it that God has deceived her? God told her not to be angry; that He was visiting her the next Sunday. The woman was pleased, and started preparing again for God. What happened on that Sunday? They saw a man with nose cancer, whose ulcer fumed with obnoxious smell. When he walked up to the gold pavement, they bundled him into the gutter. Throughout that day no other thing passed through that way. The Queen was angry again and she complained that God had disappointed her twice. God told her that He came on the first Sunday. He asked her whether she does not remember the leper they beat up and threw away? God went on to describe the clothes of the people who beat Him up, and that He was the one. The woman wept bitterly that the way of God is very delusive
and difficult to know. God again reminded her of the man with the nose cancer whom they cast into the gutter the following Sunday and told her that he was the one, and that he will never visit her again. The woman was frustrated. And so brethren, you can see how God is. Do you know Him? Do you want to know Him? When will you know Him? Let our golden text be read. Golden Text: 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 "Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all." Right now all the inhabitants of the world maintain that Brotherhood is ghost, and juju, and Beelzebub, Dracula, mermaid. The reason being the mighty works which they see in Brotherhood. They declare that the man has power, but no one knows the source of His power. I thank God for this testimony. They continue to ask if you have ever seen a man who can be seen in Lagos, in New York, inside water; and so they conclude that he is a wizard. Especially when they hear the Father making reference to twenty years time, they ask, will he still live for twenty years? You have heard that there are diversities of gifts, but the same spirit, and there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord, and there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. John the Baptist came and ate nothing, drank nothing. His food was locust beans and honey. They said that he had a demon, and was not God. Jesus the Christ came eating and drinking, and they said He was the prince of Beelzebub, a gluttonous man, a wine bibber because He healed the sick, the blind and the dumb. They declared that He was using no other power but the power of demon the prince of Beelzebub.(Matt 11:18). The disciples asked Our Lord Jesus Christ to increase their faith. This was so because He did not bestow upon them the Holy Spirit. That was why they had no faith. It was not His work to
bestow the Holy Spirit. His work was to hang on the tree. It was said Elijah shall come before the Messiah to straighten the path of God. It is the same God who was in John to precede the Messiah and straighten His paths. He was both the Lord and the forerunner. He was John and He was Jesus. He also was Peter. But you did not know this. He spoke in parables because it was written in the prophets that He will speak in parables (Matt 13:34-35), that when the Comforter will come, He will lead you to the accurate wisdom of truth. He is the Comforter. He was the one who made the promise about the coming Comforter, and He is the One in our midst. How many of them are there? IT IS ONLY ONE PERSON. Moses was in Egypt under bondage for about forty years. But he fled the city after he had killed a man. Why did he kill a man? Did he use a gun or a matchet? Was it his intention to kill? By killing the Egyptian he ran to another country, and lived there for forty years. What made him return to Egypt? It was God who appeared to him and asked him to go and lead the children of Israel out of the bondage of Pharaoh. When Moses asked God who He (God) was, God said "I AM THAT I AM."(Exodus 3:14). Who was Moses to have stood before king Pharaoh and his army. What weapons would he have used to deliver the Israelites from the hands of Pharaoh? Who was responsible for that action? Was it not the same God? He did this in order to manifest his Omnipotence, Omnipresence and Omniscience. You can remember that when Moses died, the Israelites mourned him for thirty days because their god was dead (Deut 34:8). And till today no one knows his grave. The Israelites thought that they would perish because their god was dead. And God was looking at them. Remember the statement that when all hopes are lost, the Savior appears. At that same time, the spirit descended upon Joshua. He did the same miracle on the JORDAN as Moses did on the Red Sea . He struck the sea and it was divided into two. And the Israelites were strengthened when they saw the same signs. It was Joshua who led them to the promised land. And He was God. That is why it is said that there are diversities of gifts but it is
the same spirit. It was the same spirit that was in Moses that also led Joshua. You have also heard that at a certain time the Israelites asked God to give them a king. Eli, the High Priest, had two sons; and he was the only prophet in Israel. But when it was God's own time, Hannah who was barren, was given a son named Samuel and she used the boy to pay tithe to Eli. Eli behaved like an over-fed man. What am I going to do with this? Here are my sons and I am still alive. What do I do with this little child? He did not know the mind of God. There are diversities of operations but it is the same Lord. Do not attribute the different operations you witness to mermaid, or ghost or juju. It is the same Lord. Right from the beginning, He is the one who does everything. I will reveal to you the meaning of that statement which says: any city without a prophet perishes. How can there be a city without a prophet and it perishes? Wherever there is no Spirit, there is no life because He is that Spirit. He is the prophet and He does everything. One day God called Samuel because he lived his life well pleasing to God. God revealed Himself to Samuel and all that was going to happen to Israel, about the Ark of the covenant, Eli and his two sons. God revealed to him, the outcome of the war. That is why a spiritual song says Jehovah says that He will not forsake the house of Eli. For you to make plans that you wish to have a child to step into your shoes is not sufficient. It is too late for you to complain that you have no brother or relations and start planning for yourself. Eli had two sons but his two sons died on the same day in battle. When Eli heard about the outcome of the war, he fell and died. The three of them died and the Ark was captured. Samuel took up the position. Can you see the Omniscience of God. Caiaphas the high priest said that if they allowed Jesus to live, He would continue to gather the people unto Himself. That it was good for one person to die than for the whole nation to perish. (John 11:49-52). Was there any understanding in him? People are so foolish to argue today that they are waiting for
the day that "Obu will die". When Christ died, did He not rise again? When He rose again, did His work not continue until this day? Right from Moses to Elijah, when did God not exist? He is Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient. He is everywhere. When you read Genesis chapter one, you will see that the Spirit of God was upon the surface of the waters. When He created Adam, He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. That was the same Spirit which he breathed into Adam. But the gifts are different. When I say that it is the Holy Spirit who is doing the work, you say that it is Jehovah. Who is Jehovah? Who is Christ? Who is the Lord? Who is the Holy Spirit? Who is the Father? Who is the Teacher? The fact is that the Holy Spirit was in the beginning before anything was created. He is God, He is the Father, and He is everything. Now He has come, and He is in everything, doing everything. He is everywhere and His rulership has neither beginning nor end. If you like to weep or laugh or escape, the choice is yours. Brethren, one stroke of the cane is sufficient unto the wise. He who has ears to hear, let him hear. May God bless His words. Amen!
REFERENCE: Everlasting Gospel By The Sole Spiritual Head, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu on:"THE UNITY OF THE TRINITY" From: HERALD OF THE NEW KINGDOM Sat.May 2 - Fri.15 May,1984. Pages7-10
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism
THE IDENTITY OF CHRIST
First Bible Lesson: Luke 2:34-35 "And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against. (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." Second Bible Lesson: Luke 23:46 "And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost." Golden Text: John 19:34 "But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water."
Every person should sit down quietly and receive the recondite wisdom that is brought to you. We do not have much to reveal to you today, but it is to make known to you that He is the one. Many people think that our Lord Jesus Christ is known for healing the sick, raising the dead or hanging on the Cross. These are not enough. The marrow of it is what I want to reveal to you right now. I have already told you that all the prophecies in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, were about Christ. All the dreams predictions of the prophets, visions, testimonies which are contained in the Scriptures were all about Christ. They do not refer to any other person. They are all fulfilled in Him. That is why He says, heaven and earth shall pass away but the Word of God shall not pass away until they are all fulfilled. (Matt 24:34-35). He said that He did not come to destroy but to fulfill (Matt 5:17) and that no prophecy shall pass away until they are all consummated.
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism
Father, Word and Holy Spirit Bear Record In Heaven There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit. And these three are one. There are also three that bear witness on earth, Water, Blood and the Spirit. And these three agree in one.(1 John 5:7-8). That is why He said that the one sent out by the Father speaks the Word of God, and God does not give Him the Spirit by measure. (John 3:34). It is said that earthly situations are used in illustrating heavenly situations.(1 Cor 15:48). Why was John enjoined to baptize people with water? Why are you not just put inside the water of baptism, but you must first confess your sins? The confession and the immersion in water are one thing! Institution of Baptism Why did the Lord Jesus Christ go to John the Baptist to be baptized? That was to confirm that there are three in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Spirit, and there are three on earth the water, the blood and the Spirit. And these three are one. This explains why he says that whoever is not born of the water and of the spirit, cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.(John 3:5). That is why if you do not confess all your sins, you cannot be baptized. Confession of sin is one thing and the immersion in water is second. When you are baptized, the Spirit is bestowed unto you. And so the statement is fulfilled that there are three that bear witness on earth; the water, the blood and the Spirit. And these three are one. Man, God, Spirit You do not know the mystery in Brotherhood. First, He is the Son of man, who symbolizes the blood. He is also the Son of God, which is water. The Spirit which is given to you is the Father. The three are completely one. The receiving of baptism is the shedding of Blood. The day you are baptized is the day you die with Christ. The water is the blood of Christ. And when you come out of the water you receive the Spirit. And these three are One. That is why Simeon said that a sword shall pierce through his side and the thoughts of many shall be
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism revealed. This was when he was taken for blessing as a child. On his crucifixion when he was pierced at the side, there came out water and blood. This was to indicate that He was the One. The water, blood and the Spirit in him confirmed that he was the Son of God, the Christ of God. First Bible Lesson: Luke 2:34-35 "And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary His mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and raising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against. Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." Brethren, have you heard that? No matter what you do, if you do not confess your sins and then receive the Holy Spirit, it profits you nothing. Many people argue that they cannot come to Brotherhood because they have already been baptized, because they are bishops, and they have their own church denominations. They will perish, because our Lord Jesus Christ says: " Whoever believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he who does not believe shall be damned. "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they shall lay their hands on the sick, and they shall recover."(Mark 16:1618). Have you not noticed that He is here on earth? Right from the day that you reject all the things of this world and refrain from sins, and receive baptism, it means that you have died with Christ. Right from that day you have the Holy Spirit, and you are no more in the world. You are in heaven and these signs must all be fulfilled in you. If You Die With Him, You Will Be Glorified With Him If you do not die with our Lord Jesus Christ, how will you rise with Him, and how will you receive the Holy Spirit? It is the Spirit that does all the work here. We cannot do anything on our own because we are nothing. It is the Spirit that does everything. What we have to do is to remember Him. We have forsaken the things of the world and so
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism we should not go back to them. Let our second Lesson be read so that it may be revealed to you that He is the One.
Second Bible Lesson: Luke 23:46 "And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, into thy hands I commend My Spirit; and having said thus, He gave up the Ghost." Have you heard that? It was prophesied through David that his bones would not be broken. (Ps.34:20) That is why he commended his Spirit into the Father's hands. If he did not die, the soldier would have broken his legs. (John 19:36). And our Lord Jesus Christ would have been limping after His resurrection. The Trinity of God Brethren, that is the Triune God. It is said that there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word and the Spirit, these three are One! On earth there are three that also bear the record, the water, the blood and the Spirit, and these three are One. These three are the Father, Himself. Are they not the same Father? That is the trinity of God. If you are drained of water in your body, you are dead. If there is water in you but no blood, you are equally dead. If there is water and blood in you but no Spirit you are equally dead. These three are One. But you argue that the Father is not on earth. Who are these three? If you say that God is not on earth, who are all the people you find around you? Before we read our golden text read l John 5:7-8; "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are One. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit and the Water, and the Blood: and these three agree in One." These three refer to the same person when He is on earth. That is why Simeon said that a sword shall pierce through His side that the thoughts of many may be revealed.
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism Golden Text: John 19:34 "But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water." Even if we spend hours and days it does not matter, because we have no business with hours or days or time. Our business is to reveal the glory of the Father. Compare what we read in l John 5:7 that the Father, the Word and the Spirit bear record in heaven and these three are One, with the golden text, that his side was pierced and there came forth water and blood. And it is said that there are three that bear witness on earth, the water, the blood and the Spirit. And these three are One. Are these three signs not fulfilled in Him? Have you any doubts again about Him? Blood From The Riven Side If that soldier did not pierce His side, how would people know that He was the One? If He did not shout out saying, Father into thy hands I commend my Spirit, (Luke 23:46) how would people know that there is such a thing as the Spirit? Have you not observed that all the writings in the Bible refer to Him? Simeon spoke about Him. John spoke about Him. The soldiers were fulfilling what was written about Him. Everything in the Scriptures refers to Him. That is why here in Brotherhood we operate with Blood and the Word. Wherever you go to and you do not find water, Holy oil and the Word of God, depart from there. The Holy Oil represents the blood. The Word of God is the Spirit and the water represents the Christ. If somebody tells you that He does not want the holy water, it means that he does not want the holy oil, it means that he does not want the Blood of Christ. If He tells you that He does not want the Spirit, leave such a person alone because He is a child of perdition. These three elements, the water, the blood and the Spirit are used in Brotherhood. And the three are One. You take injections and other forms of medications, but there is no other thing used here except the water and the blood which came
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism forth from His side, and the Spirit which is the gospels we receive. When you take medications and apply concoctions on your body and suffer and die, you complain you have come to die in Brotherhood. Your death is caused by the foreign materials which you have introduced into your body, and yet your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.(1 Cor 3:16/6:19). Refrain from all forms of medications and concoctions and rely on the three things used here in Brotherhood, the water, the blood and the Spirit. Right from this day, do not regard the water and the holy oil as anything else. The holy water and the holy oil are the water and blood which came forth from the side of our Lord Jesus Christ. Believe in these; for these, together with the Spirit, are the three that operate in this Kingdom of God. Brethren, I will not take you further than this. He who has ears, let him hear. May God Bless His Words for us. Amen!
REFERENCE: Spiritual Sermon Delivered By Leader O. O. Obu The Sole Spiritual Head Of The Universe on:"THE IDENTITY OF THE CHRIST" From: "That Man Of Calvary", Pages: 97 - 103 (From The Easter Pentecostal Assembly Of 1989)
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism
REINCARNATION: THE REAL IDENTITY OF THE TRINITY
First Bible Lesson: John 12:24 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." Second Bible Lesson: John 16:7 "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." Golden Text: John 14:28 "Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I."
Brethren, the above texts are revealing the wisdom of God: the accurate knowledge of truth. Through this gospel, the heavenly wisdom is revealed using the earthly illustrations. The death of our Lord Jesus Christ neither brought sorrow nor joy. But it brought salvation to the entire world as is written. Going through the book of Ecclesiastes, you will discover that there is no new thing in this world. (Eccles 1:9). What actually happens is that life is a revolving wheel and what you may term new is only a repetition of what had existed. It could be new to you since you were not present at the time it reigned. The existence and rejection of the Holy Spirit is, obviously, not a new thing. Casting your mind back to the days of old, you will recall that all the prophets, and even Our Lord Jesus
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism Christ, were rebelled against. You have also read that each time these representatives (of God) departed the world, they were being sought for, by the same people that rejected them. They reject God because they lack the wisdom of God. God does not reveal Himself to the "wise" people of this world but to babes and those who are ignorant of His being; as written in 1 Corinthians 1:19-21, "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.." Since the world does not know God, they could not understand the teachings and/or the injunctions from God. In the first lesson, what the scriptures refers to as the grain of seed connotes human being. Our Lord Jesus Christ was trying to explain to His disciples the importance of His death - if He did not `die' (go away), the promised Comforter could not be sent; as stated in the second lesson. His death, therefore, gave rise to the emergence of the Father who is greater than Him (Jesus Christ) as recorded in the golden text. This was the only source of our salvation. A grain of seed must die before it is multiplied. When Adam felt lonely and demanded for a partner from God, he (Adam) was made to `die' for three days and nights before a partner could be given to him. If he did not `die' the "spiritual germination" bringing forth Eve could not have occurred. In other words, through the sleeping death of Adam, his spirit was multiplied to become a quickening spirit that gives life. In fact, through this method of dying, human beings, plants and other creatures have multiplied in the world. Consequently, the great population of human beings today, is due to the multiplied spirit of the dead. There are several spirits existing in this world; that of human being, plants, fishes etc. Apart from death, when one sleeps, the spirit goes to places; far and near, communicating with other existing spirits. It should be known that you are a shelter to thousands of spirits, and these spirits are within the house, which is in you. They cannot leave
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism the house unless you who harbor them die, indicating that the house had fallen and all the inhabitants, therefore, will have to scatter abroad. A human being could be rightly likened to a grain of seed. In as much as there is no crime in planting a yam seedling for it to be multiplied, there is no crime also, in a human being dying for the multiplication of his spirit, giving rise to another human being. The spirits of those old prophets like John, James, Peter, etc. are here carried about by other reincarnated people. It is erroneous to assume that when an evil man dies, the community or family is free because his spirit will be released into that same family. It is the Holy Spirit that has love, mercy, truthfulness, meekness and all righteousness. All other spirits are directly under His control. If Jesus Christ had not died, He would not have resurrected; and without His resurrection the Holy Spirit could not have manifested. It is through the manifestation of the Holy Spirit that the glory of God is revealed to mankind. It was through the Holy Spirit that the Apostles of Our Lord Jesus Christ performed all that they did.
First Bible Lesson: John 12:24 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth, forth much fruit." The above lesson explains why righteousness exists amongst the children of God. When a child of God dies, that spirit of righteousness that existed in him will certainly reincarnate into the world, and continues in the same work it had been doing. The text has also revealed that it is through the death of Jesus Christ that the spirits were released in a great number into the world. It is this Spirit (Christ's) that is consuming other evil spirits, paving way for the children of God. If the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit of God, is not in you, you cannot have patience, faith, peace, love, or abhor sinfulness.
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism However, once the Holy Spirit dwells in you, there is that tendency for you to do good. God knew that Abel was very charitable, and devoted to the services of God. When God knew this, He instigated his brother, Cain, to kill him; so that his (Abel) spirit may be multiplied and established in the children of God. Hence, people are serving God now with zeal and sincerity. Do not be doubtful over the death of younger persons now on earth. This is because God wants to multiply their spirits and establish the Kingdom of God. By this more righteous people would be produced by God to out-number the evil ones. Our Lord Jesus Christ, for instance, existed for only 33 years. He could have well lived for more years, being the Son of God, but God needed to multiply the Christ's Spirit in Him so that the world may be in peace. Today, that Christ's Spirit is witnessed throughout the world. Through the killing of Peter and other children of God, their spirits got multiplied and filled the world; and as such, their works are multiplied by the Spirit. With the multiplication of Christ's Spirit, which, in time, gave rise to the Holy Spirit, the whole world has been united in love. The blacks and the whites have learnt to live together in peace. Equality has now spread throughout the entire world. Second Bible Lesson: John 16:7: "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I got not away, the comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." And understand this. It is only the King who knows the secret of His Kingdom. If Our Lord Jesus Christ did not depart unto the Father, the Comforter could not have been sent. Now the questions are: Who is the Christ? Who is the Comforter? And who is the Holy Spirit? They are the same! They, through reincarnation, exist as the same being, though with different names. CHRIST IS THE COMFORTER, AND HE ALSO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO IS THE FATHER. In the era of Our Lord Jesus Christ it was neither Peter, Paul nor John that preached the gospel but Christ. Today, He is the one doing
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism all the works in this advent of the Holy Spirit. He never ascended to the sky as professed. He informed the Apostles that He was going to the Father. Where is the Father. He dwell's always with mankind. In time past, the name of God had not been mentioned at will. This was because the Holy Spirit that was said to lead man to the accurate knowledge of truth (John 16:12-15), did not manifest. Today, with the manifestation of the Holy Spirit (the Father), everything is directly controlled by Him. Although most churches and individuals do not believe in the existence of the Trinity, the truth remains that the Father, Son and Holy Ghost are one indivisible entity. Our Lord Jesus Christ said; "I and the Father are One" (John 10:30). So, the Holy Trinity had transformed itself into a human form to carry out His designed duties on earth. However, at times, He has to assume His spiritual body so as to perfect the spiritual aspects of His duties. The Holy Spirit is everything. It is love, hope, peace, faith etc. Without these attributes, the Holy Spirit cannot dwell in you. In Matthew 17:19-21, when the disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ asked Him why they could not cast out devils from people: He answered them and said; "Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say, unto this mountain, move hence to yonder place; and it shall move: and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting." If you fast and pray without the attributes of the Holy Spirit, then your fasting and prayers are in vain. But if you do that with all the attributes of the Holy Spirit, you shall perform miracles. THE FATHER HAD FINISHED HIS WORK AS WELL AS THE SON. NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE REIGN OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. THE MOST HIGH AND HOLY TRINITY HAD TAKEN DOMINION AND WILL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER. Golden Text: John 14:28 "Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: For my Father is greater than I."
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism A local adage says that "when the war is too fierce, the king must go to the war front." Our Lord Jesus Christ told His disciples that He was going to His Father who is greater than Him. There was that need for Him to return to the Father so that they may become one. As they are now one, efforts will be combined to ease or speed up any work. The need for Our Lord Jesus Christ to depart unto His Father has been emphasized in John 14:23 "If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." It should be noted that not only Our Lord Jesus Christ will make His abode in us but He, along with His Father. This is a message of great joy as He stated; "...If ye love me, ye would rejoice..."(John 14:23/John17:21-23). Formerly, some orthodox churches operated without the Holy Spirit. They neither knew anything about the Holy Spirit nor wanted to hear about Him. However, they are looking for the Holy Spirit, and are enjoying the operations of the Holy Spirit. This is because, the Holy Spirit has made Himself known in every sphere of life. In fact, with the manifestation of the Holy Spirit, everything has taken new dimension. People, for instance, are changed from bad to good. All that happens in the world today is as a result of the presence of the Holy Spirit. All calamities, bankruptcy in countries and spiritual unrest in the world are caused by the Holy Spirit. They are meant to happen so that the salvation of the world will give glory to God. If the prodigal son did not run short of everything, (money, food, clothing and joy), he would not have gone back to his father. The Soviet Union, for instance, started searching for God when something horrible that was beyond their comprehension happened to them. In a nutshell, all the happenings of this world are as a result of the manifestation of the Holy Trinity, the Supreme Father. May God bless His Holy Words. A-men
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism
REFERENCE: Everlasting Gospel By Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, on:"REINCARNATION - THE REAL IDENTITY OF THE TRINITY." From:- HERALD OF THE NEW KINGDOM. Feb.1990
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism
SALVATION THROUGH BELIEF AND BAPTISM
First Bible Lesson: John 3:3-5 "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."
Second Bible Lesson: Mark 16:16-18 "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
Golden Text: Matthew 3:15-17 "And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 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; And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Brethren, I have no new instruction to give to you. You need not be told where to look. It is said, "wherever your treasure is, there will
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism your heart be also." (Matt 6:21). We have not come here to dance, sing or eat. It is the Word of God that has brought us here. Our Lord Jesus Christ attested that it is the spirit who quickens, the flesh is of no avail. The Words that I have spoken to you, they are Spirit and they are life.(John 6:63)The bread which came down from heaven which you hear of, refers to the word of God.(John 6:41) Our Lord Jesus Christ is the word of God. The Holy Spirit is the Word of God. God himself is the
That is why, when Philip said show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied, He answered and said, "Have I been so long time with you and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father. I am in the Father and the Father is in me. The Words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works." (John 14:9-10). All the inhabitants of the world should now know that God is the Word. Whenever you come here no matter your condition or disposition in life. Are you sick? Are you blind? Do you have a case in the court? Do you have any one sick at home? Are you poor and wanting in anything? Are you afflicted? Have you trials and temptations? Are you jobless? Then fix your gaze here and focus all your attention and believe fervently in the Word of God, and all your problems and difficulties are solved. This morning I shall not be tedious unto you. What you have heard is what I am going to expatiate to you. All that you have heard are the statements from the mouth of our Lord Jesus Christ. He Himself is God and all the Words spoken by Him are nothing but the truth. Nicodemus heard Him, he believed in Him and so he went to Our Lord Jesus Christ stealthily in the night. Have you heard what our Lord Jesus Christ said to him? Nicodemus was a very important personality. He was among those of his days who claimed to know God. But Our Lord Jesus Christ told him: "except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God." (John 3:3).
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism
We are not talking about church denomination. We are not talking about the children of God. We are not talking about a tuition house. We are not talking about prayer houses and healing homes. We are talking about the Kingdom of God. Forget about whether you are a necromancer, or a member of a secret society, a member of any church denomination. Forget about whatever is your status in life.
Have you heard the message today? Jesus the Christ says: except you are born again you cannot enter into this Kingdom, neither can you see it. Many of you claim that you are communicants or elders in the church. There is no doubt about that, but Our Lord Jesus Christ says, unless you are born again, you cannot enter into the Kingdom of God neither can you see it. It is necessary that we should sit down and cogitate on what will be our profit to be members of the various church denominations and yet at the end, we neither see the Kingdom of God nor enter into it.
WHY WE REFER TO OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AS THE CHRIST IS THAT HE IS THE ONLY TEACHER WE HAVE TODAY, YESTERDAY, AND FOREVER. ONE WHO IS CALLED A TEACHER, IS A PERSON, WHO DOES NOT ONLY SPEAK BUT HAS TO PRACTICE WHAT HE SAYS.
He said to Nicodemus except you be born again you cannot see the Kingdom of God and you cannot enter the Kingdom of God. What is it to be born again? If you search the scriptures you will discover that to be born again does not imply that you should go back into the womb of your mother the second time and be born again.
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism I now want to tell you what separates you from the Holy Spirit. You have a share in the Holy Spirit. I have a share in it. Every person has a share in the Holy Spirit. But if you are not born again, you have denied the Holy Spirit and He is not in you. That has been the cause of the down fall of the entire world. They argue that the Holy Spirit does not exist again, that Christ has not yet come and that God has not yet come. The truth is that He has come. He did not go anywhere. The Holy Spirit is here. But if you are not born again you cannot see Him, and you cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. It is said that the Kingdom of God cannot be entered with your wealth. You can only enter it by faith. I want to put it to you again that all who are born of women are shapened in sin and are born in iniquity. (Ps 51:5). Whoever is born of a woman is not pure and unless you be born again of water and of the Spirit, you cannot enter into the Kingdom of God, neither can you see it. Do not continue to be deceived that the power of the Holy Spirit ended on the day of Pentecost. There has never been a time when God did not exist. He abides forever. Christ has said that God is a Spirit and the true worshippers must worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24). What do you lose when you repent, forsake your sins, get baptized and receive the Holy Spirit. What is your loss? You will see him and dwell in him. And he also dwells in you. And so Brethren, if it were not that difficult, the hen would have urinated. John bore witness to Our Lord Jesus Christ that He was greater than him. And that he was not worthy to untie the latchet of His shoes. Why then did our Lord Jesus Christ have to go to confess his sins and be baptized of John the Baptist? Why did Our Lord Jesus Christ subject himself for baptism if baptism were not efficacious? Have you heard the Words of God? If you do not repent of your sins, if you are not born again, if you do not forsake all the things of this world, you cannot receive the Holy Spirit neither can you know
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism Him. You cannot also put on Our Lord Jesus Christ. Baptism by immersion in water is very important. It has great power to accomplish anything. What has separated you from the Holy Spirit is the fact that you have refused to be born again. It does not cost you a kobo. Today, after hearing this gospel, if you believe and confess all your sins and repent, by refraining from preparation of concoction, from fornicating, from malice against any person, from quarrelling and use of abusive language, from drunkenness and thereafter be baptized in water, you will realize that when you come out, you will not need any person to tell you that you are in the Kingdom of God. Even if you erect a magnificent building and inlaid it with gold and call it the house of God, even if you buy Him an expensive car, it is a waste of time. If you fail to repent of your sins and receive baptism, you cannot see this Kingdom and you have no share in it. If you pack all your money and distribute it to the people along the streets, but you are not born again, you are merely wasting your time. If you do not repent of your theft and fornications and hatred and sorceries and receive baptism, you are wasting your time in whatever else you are doing. You will continue to wait until Jesus comes back again if you do not repent. He is here doing His work. The Father as well as the Son as well as the Holy Spirit is here working. He is the one doing this work and not any flesh and blood. If you were to search the Bible, you would have known what Our Lord Jesus Christ said to His disciples. He says: If you love me you will keep My commandments and I will pray the Father to send you another Comforter, even the Spirit of Truth, which the world cannot see nor receive. (John 14:15-17). But you know Him because He is in you and will abide with you forever. Till doomsday, you will continue to refer to Brotherhood members as demented fellows. When they knock
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism their heads on the ground, you will argue that we are knocking our heads to juju, mermaid, or Beelzebub. That is what you continue to see. But today you have been given a challenge. Accept our Lord Jesus Christ. Repent and confess all your sins. Go and receive water baptism. When you come out of the water and receive the Holy Spirit, whether you will still refer to them as mental cases. I am not at all surprised by the actions of the world. Our Lord Jesus Christ had said, if they call me Beelzebub, they will also call you Beelzebub. (Matt 10:25). Whoever has the Holy Spirit, who is the doer of the works, has to be called Beelzebub. You will not know what else to call Him; you are afraid of Him and that is why you run from Him. I HAVE NEVER AT ANY TIME TOLD ANY PERSON THAT I AM JESUS, OR THE CHRIST, OR THAT I AM PROPHET OR AN ELDER. I AM NOTHING WHATSOEVER. BUT THE ONE THING I KNOW IS THAT IT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO WORKS. Jesus the Christ Himself has said: "I can of my own self do nothing. As I hear I judge and My judgment is right because I seek not My own will but the Will of Him who sent Me." (John 5:30).
THE FATHER WHICH HE SAYS IS LIVING IN HIM IS NONE ELSE THAN THE HOLY SPIRIT. IF
HE HAD REFUSED TO RECEIVE BAPTISM BECAUSE OF HIS POSITION AS THE SON OF GOD, TILL TODAY, HE WOULD NOT HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ANYTHING. HE WOULD HAVE REMAINED LIKE ANY ONE OF US. He lived for 29 years on earth but no one knew or heard of Him because He did not receive the Holy Spirit. The laid down principle is that whoever is not born of water and of the spirit, can neither enter nor see the Kingdom of God. NO DOUBT, HE IS GOD. HE IS THE SON OF GOD. HE IS THE SON OF MAN, BUT IF HE WAS NOT BORN OF
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism WATER AND SPIRIT HE WOULD HAVE GONE EMPTY HANDED JUST AS YOU ARE GOING AWAY EMPTY. But God will not allow you to continue in your emptiness. God has a reason for inviting you here today. Many of you say you are coming to see Olumba Olumba Obu. Have you not seen my head and two hands that I am a man? I have no power, I do not exist. And when you come here and see me, you say, is that the person they have been talking about? You will argue that you should be allowed to rest because He is a human being like yourself. You only say this because you have neither been baptized nor been bestowed with the power of the Holy Spirit. Brethren, it does not cost you a kobo to get baptized. Many church denominations do not abide by God's injunction. They take people and immerse them in water but their concoctions are still in the house, they still fornicate, they still retain their position as the head of the Ekpe cult, or the Obon, the mbiam; and they have initiated themselves into different secret societies. Have they after all repented of their sins? Read Matthew 3:5-6. Before any person went to John to receive baptism he had to confess all His sins. If He did not confess all His sins, He would not be baptized. Baptism should not be imposed upon any person as a matter of compulsion. I have already told you that whoever is born of a woman is sinful. You are not pure and the Holy Spirit cannot come to you no matter what you do unless you are born again of water and of the Spirit, then will the Holy Spirit take dominion over you. John bore eloquent testimony of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He said: I did not know Him. But He who sent me to baptize said to me that upon whomsoever the Spirit will descend and settle, same is the one who baptizes with fire and the Holy Spirit. And he bore record that He is the Son of God. Even here in Brotherhood some err. A member will tell you to get baptized so that your sickness may heal or that your case may be struck out. This means that you do not receive baptism as a sinner. You have to acknowledge that you are a sinner before you are baptized, because this is the injunction of God and the only condition for salvation.
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If you confess your sins and forsake them all right now you are going to see the glory of God. I do not say that you will have to wait till tomorrow. Right now you are going to bear witness to the manifestation of the glory of God. If you are here in this world and you have not known the Holy Spirit neither have you seen this Kingdom of God, then you cannot accomplish anything. It means you have not been baptized. You have not repented of your sins. That is your problem. Flesh and blood cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. (1 Cor 15:50). No person enters it with wealth. It is only by faith that you can enter. It is right now in your midst. It is not an easy thing to know. That is why Nicodemus asked how can an old man be born again? Can he go back into the womb of his mother the second time and be born again? Have you heard the question asked by a wise man? But is there wisdom in that question? Looking at a person like the bishop, elder, pastor, apostle, king, governor, president, or chief, if somebody tells him to get baptized, he will retort that he is a communicant. He will tell you that he himself is a reverend. Have you heard that? Alright, if he lays claim to any of these positions has he the Holy Spirit? It is not an easy thing to convince such a dignitary, to be baptized by immersion. Very many people say that they love Brotherhood very much but for the fact that one has to be baptized again. Somebody claims that he himself is a bishop who administers baptism. He has founded a church and so he cannot subject himself to a second baptism because God looks at the heart. The one fact that eludes you and the entire world is that you fail to understand that this is the reign of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit wants you to be holy even as He is holy, otherwise, He cannot live in you.
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You will hear that we in Brotherhood do not drink, we do not fornicate, we do not indulge in the preparation of concoctions, we do not snuff, we do not smoke, we do not marry more than one wife. We do not initiate into the Ekpe, Obon, ekpo or any secret cult. Our first lesson will now be read. First Bible Lesson: John 3:3-5 "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." Brethren have you heard that? This is no question of church denomination. You yourself are the church. Everyone of us is a church but whatever church that does not repent and be baptized, cannot see the Kingdom of God. You are true witnesses to the fact that as faith without work is dead, so the body without the Spirit is dead. (James 2:26). If you have not got the Holy Spirit from where do you have life? You are dead. The Holy Spirit has no other dwelling place. The body was made for Him. But for the reason that we are born of women, we are not pure and so if we are not born again, He cannot dwell in you. And if he does not dwell in you, you have no life and you can do nothing whatsoever. You are just like a dummy. It is the Holy Spirit, who is God, that does everything. If you argue that you cannot be born again, the Holy Spirit cannot come to you. No church will save you. Prayers will not save you. The government will not save you. Your town or village will not save you. Juju or mermaid will not save you, except when you are born again and the Holy Spirit comes in and starts His work.
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The Holy Spirit has always been in existence. He is the Almighty God who created heaven and earth. When the world was void and without form, the Holy Spirit was in existence. All things were made through Him. The earth was made by Him. The sun, moon and stars, all creeping and flying creatures, the animals and the vegetation were all made by the Holy Spirit. Adam alone was made from the dust and so he was not born of a woman. And so the Father breathed the Holy Spirit into him. But the Holy Spirit left him and departed from the entire world when he disobeyed God. Right from Cain through Enoch, Noah, Lot, Abraham and the rest of them, no person was holy. And none of them knew that he ought to be born again before he could enter into the Kingdom of God. And none of them saw the Kingdom of God, because they did not know that the Holy Spirit was in existence. Moses did not know, Isaiah did not know. Cain did not know. That is why we are full of evil thoughts and deeds. We continue to kill and fornicate and tell lies and hate one another. But when the time was ripe for God to come to the world, He sent out John as his forerunner to baptize people with water, for repentance. Because once you are washed at baptism after confessing your sins, you will be purged and that is when the Holy Spirit can dwell inside you. Most of the disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ were first the disciples of John the Baptist and they were already baptized by John. If they were not baptized by John, they would not have identified or taken cognizance of our Lord Jesus Christ. They would have regarded him as you still regard Him today. During the advent of Our Lord Jesus Christ, no other person was bestowed with the power of the Holy Spirit. He had not yet shed His blood to redeem mankind.
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Peter and the rest of the disciples were following him sheepishly without knowing who He was. They did not understand what He preached to them. The baptism of John was for repentance from sins but the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ is for the forgiveness and remission of sins and it is the judgment. And unless your sins are remitted, you cannot see the kingdom of God. If you did pride yourself with acquisition of degrees in theology from universities in United Kingdom and United States of America, be sure that this will not save you. Go and be baptized. Do not even come to Brotherhood, you can go to America or any other place and get baptized. And then will you see the manifestation of the glory of God in you. This generation is the luckiest, because during the advent of Our Lord Jesus Christ no person received the Holy Spirit. This explains why He said, it is expedient that I go away. Because if I do not go away the Comforter will not come, but when I go, He will come. (John 16:7). You, argumentator, number one doubter, go and experiment on this word of God. Go and get baptized, and you will see the glory of God shining in you. You will realize that Our Lord Jesus Christ is here, the Father is here, and the Holy Spirit is here and he knows everything and is the doer of all things. Right now many members of the Amorc who had reached the highest hierarchical temple, are all coming in here, and before they are baptized, they have to forsake all diabolical things. If you are a member of the Ogboni society or whatever secret society you have initiated yourself in, you have to denounce them and bundle all your books away and become truly repentant. Receive baptism before the Holy Spirit comes on you. The moment the Holy Spirit comes in, He supplies all your heart's desires. He is power, He is wisdom, He is life, He is food, He is your clothes. Everything will be supplied by the Holy Spirit.
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism Brotherhood does not go to the hospital for treatment. We do not go to the sorcerer, we do not light candles. The moment we say "Let" all our problems are solved. If you see any person going to the hospital, he is an unbeliever. He is not a real Brotherhood. Do not even pray again, do not sing because the Holy Spirit has taken dominion over you. There is no problem for anyone. No person can harm you. There is no juju or concoctions. It is not a matter of developing oneself. The moment you believe and are baptized, the Holy Spirit will enter into you and every work is completed. Even as I am telling you this, I have no power of myself. I do not exist. I am not the person doing this work. All that you see is done by the Holy Spirit. As we are packed full in this hall, if you go to the mainland part of the state you will find people gathering in great numbers. Go to America, India, Britain, and all over the world it is the same that you will see. I cannot preach or pray. I cannot do anything but since this is the era of the Holy Spirit, He Himself does all the work. If I tell you that I am the person doing this work, I will then be telling a lie. If I tell you that it is not the Holy Spirit that is doing the work, I will be deceiving you. But He is the person who is doing all the works. Christ has said that when the Spirit of Truth comes, He will lead you to the wisdom of truth. (John 16:13). Now that the Spirit of Truth is here, He is doing everything. You have heard of Napoleon, DeLawrence and others who have been members of different secret societies. You have known of the so-called strong men but have you seen a person who can appear in two different places simultaneously? What do you think of such a person? Our Lord Jesus Christ has said that whoever speaks evil against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, will not be forgiven neither in this world nor in
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism the world to come. (Matt 12:32). And that has been your problem. The Holy Spirit has come to redeem the whole world from tribulation and affliction and from foolishness. He has come to gather together the whole world and mould them in order to abide with them forever. What then is your trouble? Without Him you cannot pray. You cannot see, you cannot hear, you cannot live, you are nothing whatsoever, you have no power, no love, you cannot speak the truth, and you cannot do any good thing. I know that the entire world is seeking after the Holy Spirit but you argue He has not yet come. I am telling you that He is already here. He has been here and till eternity, He will continue to dwell here. But the condition is that you should receive baptism, repent of all your sins, and He will protect you. He will protect your house, your thoughts and everything about you. If you fall inside the fire, it will not hurt you. If you fall into the river, you will not drown. There is nothing that can harm you. You have tried to refrain from drinking, snuffing, smoking, and fornicating but you have not succeeded. Repent today of your sins and get baptized. You have the greatest opportunity in your life now. You can prove Olumba Olumba Obu once and for all. Confess your sins and receive baptism and all those bad habits will be eradicated. Try it now. If you like you can call me Mr. Obu. If you like you can call me Beelzebub, or any other name. One thing I know is that the Holy Spirit is now operating. If you believe and are baptized, you are saved in the same way. But if you refuse you are doomed. I am not the person saying this. The Lord Jesus, the Christ, is the person who says it. Read our second lesson and you will realize it. It is the same Bible you use. Pick the one in your home and confirm it.
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism And let me tell you that the name of God is neither Jesus nor Jehovah nor Lord. He is Spirit. I have not come for Nigeria. I have not come for Africa. I have not come for the whites. I am universal. I have come for both angels and men and spirits to lead you to the wisdom of truth. When a boy kills an animal in the bush the animal belongs to him and when he takes it home, it does not belong to him again, but to his father. In the same way the moment you are baptized and bestowed with the Holy Spirit, you no more own yourself. The Holy Spirit uses you the way He pleases in His services throughout the whole world. You have no wisdom again. You have no eyes, you have no ears, you have no hands or even life again. He is all and all. People will be seeing you here and there. It is not you they are seeing per se but the Holy Spirit. He puts you on as garment and goes about his work. The second lesson will now be read. Second Bible Lesson: Mark 16:16-18 "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." Brethren, can you now realize the great Beelzebub that is in Brotherhood? You say that there is power in Brotherhood but that no person knows the source of that power. Today have you not been told the source of the power? "Thomas" go and be baptized today. And as from this day, you will pick up serpents. If you drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt you. You will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism I am not talking of tomorrow. Right now if you receive baptism, pray for any sick person and he will tell you that he has become well. After baptism you receive any number of gifts - the gift of vision, the gift of dreams, extracting of charms, the gift of faith, midwifery, and many others just when you are coming out of the water. These gifts are poured on you and you become a new personality. You have a new freedom. I know that this has been your problem. How can you acquire one of these gifts? And so I have administered injection to you right now. Your problem is that you do not believe that the power that is in Brotherhood comes from God. Where then does this power come from if it is not from God? The taste of the pudding is in the eating. If different dishes are spread before you now you cannot tell which is delicious, until you taste it. And so do not ask questions, do not doubt in your heart. When you leave this hall, call someone and confess all your sins to him, and forsake them. Prove this as a theorem. Even if it is a little child who puts you three times in water, when you come out, these signs will follow you, and your eyes will be opened. You will speak with new tongues and you will see the glory of this Kingdom. These signs have to follow all those who have been baptized. You will drink any deadly poison and it turns to be nourishment to your body. You will pick up serpents and they will not bite you. You will cast out demons. You will heal the sick. It is the same both to the young and the old. God has no tendency for partiality. The whole world has a share in it.
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You have only heard as stories that Our Lord Jesus Christ made the blind to see, the lame to walk; but you have not seen this with your eyes. Right now can you see any candle or inscriptions here? All those who came with heart troubles, or waist pains, whatever affliction they came here with, have been relieved and they are going with testimonies. Christ had said that all men shall hate you for my name sake.(Matt 24:9). It is said that many false prophets shall rise and will lead many astray, and since iniquities shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But whoever endures to the end, the same shall be saved. (Matt 24:11-13). Look at Brotherhood: we do not clap hands. We do not use orchestra. We do not administer any medications. We do not believe in any other thing because it is the Holy Spirit who does the work. The doctors we have here are more numerous than the doctors we have outside. Even the medical doctors outside are our clients. They come in here for their problems to be solved. The sickness they cannot cure themselves, they bring here, and are cured of their ailments. But when I tell them to write a testimony, they will tell me to wait. Many members of the Amorc, and all other secret societies, necromancers and juju doctors, have their help and salvation here. The moment I tell them to write a testimony, they will say I should wait because if they write a testimony, all their customers will run from them. The Reverend of your church comes here to obtain solution for his problems. When I tell them to switch over, they say that there is "food" on the other side. If you refer to Brotherhood as ghost or apparition, why do ghosts themselves come here and receive salvation? If you say it is witchery, why do all witches and wizards
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism come here to be saved? If you say it is juju or diabology, why do they all come here to be subdued? Why do you not call a spade by its name. Why do you say it is a garden spoon. Brethren, the power of God is unlimited. He did not say until a particular person comes, neither did he specify the time. He says today, if you are baptized, you are saved. All your problems and difficulties are then taken away. And there is no condemnation for you. That is the power that is in Brotherhood. Many of the patients in psychiatric centers are not mental cases. It is the Holy Spirit that is worrying them. Many of those who are in jail have not committed any offense. It is because of their stubbornness. And there are yet others in the hospital. If you go to the psychiatric hospitals and get all the patients baptized, ninety-nine percent of them will be discharged and will be certified sound. The Holy Spirit is a consuming fire. The moment Het gets inside you, He has to consume your faith. If you pray over such a person and get him baptized, he becomes normal again. The problem we have here is that, very many members do not believe and that is why they run to the hospital with even the slightest headache. They consult oracles and sacrifice. But right now, stay in your house, do not even pray. At its own time that problem will disappear. You are not responsible nor is anyone else. It is the Holy Spirit that does it. And this is what he has come to do for the whole world, including you and me. So, stand firm. Someone has resurrected after four days, and another after two days. The blind sees and the lame walks. The leper is cleansed. What has the Father not done? But no necromancer or medical doctor does this. There is no person who is able to do anything. I myself cannot do it. But the Holy Spirit does these things.
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From the day you are baptized and you put on the Holy Spirit, no person can do you any evil thing. Your mere passing along with a song, all the elementary spirits are rendered ineffective. Therefore, do not say that this is done by Olumba Olumba Obu. God Himself says that whoever believes and is baptized shall be saved. His word is for all ages sacrosanct. The Holy Spirit is working throughout the world. When He enters into you, you will be called a demented fellow. It will be referred to as ghost. If you go to the juju doctor and medicine men, it will not improve the situation. It only calls for baptism. When you get baptized, you will become calm again. There is nothing else that rules any more. The Holy Spirit reigns forever and ever. Concoctions have no power. Ghost does not reign, mermaid, juju or man does not reign. It is the Holy Spirit that has the dominion over everything. You make a mistake when you call me Leader. I am not a Leader to any person. It is the Holy Spirit who leads. Our Lord Jesus Christ said: "do not think that I have come to abrogate the law and the prophets; I have come to confirm them." (Matt 5:17). Heaven and earth pass away but not a jot of the law will pass away until all are fulfilled. (Matt 5:18). Whoever breaks the least of these commandments and teacheth men to do likewise, shall be called the least in the Kingdom of God. But whoever keeps them and teaches men also to keep them, he shall be called the greatest in the Kingdom of God (Matt 5:19). This is exactly what obtains here. We do not add anything to the word proceeding out of the mouth of God. It is not "Jesus" who is saying these words. It is God who is speaking. He Himself has told you that He does not speak of Himself. He was merely the mouthpiece of God. The Father passes through Him to speak these words. And what God says is what we practice here everyday. If you look at our Memorandum, it is "Love one another" alone, and we follow the footprints of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism without adding or subtracting from it. But Satan says that we do not acknowledge Jesus. We know him. He is Christ; the one anointed by God. He is power. He is wisdom. He is everything. Can you see how God has disgraced Satan? Satan argues that Brotherhood indulges in diabolical things. We do this and that and so they warn people not to come here. But the Brotherhood pulpit has laid bare the whole truth. What has Satan to say again? We preach the word of God from January first to December thirty-first. Everyday we work twenty-four hours and you are free to come here and receive life. It is your place and mine to look for the Holy Spirit; because if you do not have Him you are empty. This is the judgment. Whoever believes and is baptized is justified. There is no condemnation for him. You are free forever. But if you refuse with the excuse that you have already been baptized in your former church denomination, you are damned. I am not condemning any church. They have their relative standards. After Our Lord Jesus Christ had been baptized, his disciples also started to baptize people and so the disciples of John went to John and told him that the person whom he baptized was also baptizing people. John answered and said to them. I have already told you that no man can receive anything except it be given from above. (John 3:27). I am not against the necromancer. I am not against any person. That is their own level of work. What I am saying is that, this is the era of the Holy Spirit. Do not allow pride and arrogance, fornication, membership in different secret societies debar you from seeing this Kingdom of God and entering into it. I have told you not to ask any person to come to Brotherhood, but you continue to beg people to come and receive baptism so that their problems may be over. Why do you have to beg him? Is it the physician who goes about looking for a patient or the sick man who
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism looks for a physician? Amongst you whoever sees that he is a sinner, let him be baptized. But if you claim you are not a sinner (1 John 1:8), you are condemned. You cannot enter into this Kingdom, and till eternity, you will not see it. If you are told that the person was killed by sickness or ghost, do not believe. The Holy Spirit has taken dominion over the world and there is nothing that can rear its ugly head. If you suffer, you only suffer because you have committed sins. It is for this reason that He commissioned us to "go and make all nations my disciples, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Ghost. 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." (Matt 28:19-20). The problem besetting us and the entire world is that we do not believe in Him and we have not received the Holy Spirit. All our problems stem from this. Whoever is not baptized is damned. Some people ask, why is it that when a sick person is taken to Brotherhood and is baptized, his problems are over? Some will argue that Brotherhood causes people to become sick and after that they get you baptized so that you may become a Brotherhood and for that reason, they cannot come. Is Brotherhood lacking members? The whole world is Brotherhood. India is sending delegations to Calabar. Other countries including United States of America and Russia, are Brotherhood. And so where do you find juju? The time for diabology, preparation of concoction has long past. This is the era of the Holy Spirit. Any necromancer coming to you looks for money. He collects your money but remains in Brotherhood. Brethren, I do not intend to belabour you, let our golden text be read. Our Lord Jesus the Christ makes this statement. He spoke, practiced and wishes all of us to do same.
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Golden Text: Matthew 3:15-17 "And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 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; And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Brethren, have you heard that? You are calling upon Our Lord Jesus everyday, have you come out from water? Have you been bestowed with the power of the Holy Spirit? It is not going to the church which is difficult. It is not being baptized that is difficult. Our Lord Jesus Christ was circumcised on the eighth day according to the tradition of the Jews. Circumcision was the first kind of baptism which Abraham introduced. And, according to the Mosaic law, He was taken to the temple, and water was sprinkled upon His head to purify Him. The one baptism you now hear of, took effect when He was thirty years old. He went by his own volition to John the Baptist to be baptized. He went to be baptized of John but John argued. He answered John saying, suffer it to be so now; for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. If it were not that important, why do you think Our Lord Jesus Christ should have gone to John the Baptist? Before this time, Our Lord Jesus Christ had no disciple; nobody heard anything about Him. RIGHT FROM THE TIME HE WAS OVERSHADOWED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE ONE REFERRED TO AS THE FATHER STARTED HIS WORK. THAT IS THE SPIRIT. THE SPIRIT DID EVERYTHING. LED, SELECTED THE DISCIPLES AND DID ALL THE WORKS. THE WORKS WERE NOT DONE BY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. IT WAS THAT SAME SPIRIT WHICH LED HIM INTO THE WILDERNESS.
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism HE WAS NOT THE ONE WHO LED THE SPIRIT. ALL THE STORIES YOU HEAR OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, RESULTED FROM THE WORK BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD IN HIM.
BECAUSE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, GOD REVEALED HIMSELF TO US. THIS WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE BAPTISM, BY IMMERSION WHICH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST SUBJECTED HIMSELF TO.
In your own case, water is sprinkled on your face. In some cases, water is sprinkled on the faces of very young ones. When you grow up, you claim to have been baptized. Is that the way to be baptized? Have you received the Holy Spirit? Our Lord Jesus Christ had said that the Holy Spirit, who is also the Comforter, will teach you everything and will also bring to your remembrance all that I had said unto you. (John 14:26). The worldly knowledge has no part to play here. Whoever has not the Holy Spirit, writes out his prayers and sermons; quoting from Shakespeare's and other novels. But here, when you come in, no matter how little, the Holy Spirit will carry out His work through you. Here there is neither man nor woman. The Holy Spirit is everything. I have no boast in myself. I have never attended any church denomination. I have never read the Bible nor any other book for that matter. How come what we are now witnessing? Graduates of all the faculties you can imagine, come here with their certificates. Such certificates are not worth anything. The Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies and Philosophy in the University of Calabar came here to see me and I told her that she is a fornicator and she concurred. Whatever a person's status in life is, be he a lawyer, a doctor, a professor, or a philosopher, invite him to come with his credentials and I will bundle him aside with his certificate.
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism As we had borne the image of the heavenly, this wisdom is from above, given by the Holy Spirit. I am not here with a Bible but if you make a mistake while reading the Bible, I correct you from here. Right now, I know all that is in your minds, your thoughts, hearts desires and encumbrances. Do not say them out to my hearing. It is not Olumba Olumba Obu per se who knows it, but the work is done by the Holy Spirit. You have a share in it. I want you now to seek for the Holy Spirit. As our Lord Jesus Christ went and asked to be baptized of John and when John argued He said, "suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness (Matt 3:15). Go now and become truly repentant. Forsake the world. Be baptized so that you may inherit this Kingdom of God gratis. You will notice that when Our Lord Jesus Christ said, Father into thy hands I commend my Spirit, He gave up the Ghost. (Luke 23:46). Spirit is life and every other thing. When the Spirit goes out of you, the life in you also goes out. You cannot hear the words that you are hearing now, if you do not have the Spirit. You will not even see Olumba Olumba Obu. You will only be asking people "where is Olumba Olumba Obu" even while you are in this Hall. You cannot see. But the man who has the Spirit hears, sees and knows. You cannot enumerate the wonderful things wrought in Brotherhood. You had thought of seeing a bearded man. The one now speaking to you is Olumba Olumba Obu. In the next ten years I will be younger than I am today. The same thing will happen to you if you are baptized. This promise is not for me alone, but for all the inhabitants of the world. I am calling on you all to come, so that we should reason together.
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism
It is for this reason that when people argue that Our Lord Jesus Christ is dead, I ask how and when. He is here doing everything. No person has ever given the Spirit to the other person. No one, apart from the Holy Spirit, has ever served any person. When you pray until our Lord Jesus Christ comes back, where did He go to? The Father is here. The Son is here. The Holy Spirit is here. It is very good that you have come to hear from the horses mouth; because when Brotherhood members come to you, they attribute the work done to Olumba Olumba Obu. Such is a blasphemous statement. This is what no person can do; but with God everything is possible. If you tell people it is done by Olumba Olumba Obu, you confuse people. They will then decide that if this is so, then it is witchcraft and apparition. Tell them that it is done by the Holy Spirit; that God is the one working. Preach the Holy Spirit to people wherever you go to. By so doing, their sickness will be healed. Your lack and encumbrances will be taken away. Believe that He is the one doing the work and you will have no problems. What are the fruits of the Spirit? They are love, truth, mercy, peace, patience, temperance, self control, holiness, humility, goodness, meekness, happiness and truth. (Gal 5:22-23). Here there is neither male nor female (Gal 3:28). There are no reserved seats. Whatever your position or status in life is, be you a leper or thief, or a good person, or a lawyer, or a doctor, it does not come into estimation. We all eat from the same plate. He is the ruler of heaven and earth. All of us are brothers and sisters. That He dwells in us, explains why you have been told that Brotherhood preaches against drinking. Should you drink, or snuff, or indulge in diabology, or inject any powder into your body or fornicate or do any such like things, you have defiled the temple of the most high God (1 Cor 3:16/6:19/ 2 Cor 6:16). He has no other dwelling place than our bodies. That is why it is
Salvation Through Belief And Baptism said that we should purify ourselves even as He is pure (1 John 3:3). Do you not know that your bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit? Whoever defiles it, him will God destroy (1 Cor 3:17). Brethren, that is the root of our problems. You do not have to quarrel. If you begrudge or bear malice against any person, you have defiled the temple of the most high God. (1Cor 3:16,6:19/ 2 Cor 6:16) If you quarrel, or curse, or fight, or indulge in diabology or any other act of sin, you render the temple of God defiled. This is why many members who have not yet accepted these true teachings, suffer a great deal. Right from the day Our Lord Jesus Christ came out of the water of baptism, He abandoned His carpentry work and all other chores. It was the Holy Spirit which led Him into the world. In like manner, whoever is baptized like Our Lord Jesus Christ, has entered into this Kingdom of God. You cannot preach the Word of God if you are not bestowed with the Holy Spirit. That is why the gospel of God cannot be preached outside Brotherhood. What will a man without the Holy Spirit preach? He preaches man. He talks of how a member is in love with another member's wife; or how a member has not paid the church dues; or how some members have not contributed to the building funds of the church. Brethren, it is said that one stroke of the cane is sufficient unto the wise. I do not intend to be tedious unto you. Those who have ears, let them hear. May God bless His Holy Words. Amen! REFERENCE: Everlasting Sermon Delivered By The Holy Father, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu on: "SALVATION THROUGH BELIEF AND BAPTISM." From: HERALD OF THE NEW KINGDOM Saturday, Feb. 15, to Friday, Feb. 28, 1986. Pages: 7-11
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