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HOW TO BECOME A SPIRITUAL GIANT
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENTS BIBLE CLASS LESSONS AND EVERLASTING GOSPELS
BY: LEADER OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU THE SUPERNATURAL TEACHER, AND SOLE SPIRITUAL HEAD OF THE UNIVERSE BROTHERHOOD OF THE CROSS AND STAR
HOW TO BECOME A SPIRITUAL GIANT
FIRST BIBLE LESSON: MATTHEW 12:40 In the same way that Jonah spent three days and three nights in the belly of the fish, so shall the son of man spend three days and three nights in the depths of the earth. SECOND BIBLE LESSON: MATTHEW 16:21 From that time on Jesus began to say plainly to the disciples, I must go to Jerusalem and suffer much from the elders, the chief priest and teachers of the law. I will be put to death but three days later I will be raised to life. GOLDEN TEXT: JOHN 2:19-20 Jesus answered, "Tear down this temple and in three days I will build it again." "Are you going to build it again in three days?" They asked him, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple." Many of you become surprised when we talk about 72 hours dry fasting. You wonder how this will happen, but I want to tell you that you will enjoy the best part of it once you start observing it. That is why whatever we do in Brotherhood does not come from individuals as a matter of pride, challenge, and not because of your academic wisdom but all that we do here is what we accept to do having realized that we are serving our Lord. Remember He has said that one with a divided mind cannot serve God. He again said that one has to put new wine into new wine skin before it can be most preserved. The arrangements we are talking about have eluded the entire world. It has confounded the knowledge of the entire inhabitants of the world. We must strive to worship Him in spirit and in truth. For this reason, he said unto His disciples, it is difficult for those who believe in material wealth to enter the kingdom of God. In the same manner, some of you here go about lamenting, wondering what has brought you to BCS, and you forget the scriptures which say that those who devote their minds to material wealth will not have access to the kingdom of God. It is not cars, children, money that brought you into this kingdom? That is why when you ponder on these things and the
fact that they are not yet within your reach, you look morose and cry all the time. At times you pretend that these things do not bother you, but I tell you, of a truth you are deceiving yourself. This is so because as long as you continue to bother yourself, you are in earnest leaving your whole consciousness where your wealth and money is piled up. Recall what happened between Peter and his Master, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Peter asked Him," What will happen to us who have forsaken our parents our country, our city, our wealth and every other thing to follow you?" And Christ looking at them knew what was in their mind and then He said to them, this is very difficult before man, but the impossibility before man is quite possible in the sight of God. And if you will not mortify the flesh how can the spirit take charge of where it belongs to? Or why should you be baptized in the first place? The baptism symbolizes the death of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He was dead for THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS and He later resurrected. This could be demonstrated by the baptism by immersion you underwent in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. When you emerge from the water, that reflects and symbolizes the resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. That is why when we talk about the mortification of the flesh and indeed the 72 hours of dry fasting, we do not mean anything but the complete mortification of the flesh that correlates with the death and resurrection. But when people hear of the 72 hours dry fasting they begin to wonder how somebody could stay for three days without food and will continue to live. Some people even go about looking sad. Some will look tattered and wear mournful looks. Some transform to the point where you can confirm that they are lingering between life and death. But I am telling you these three days and three nights dry fasting clearly depict the death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. That is why before every Pentecostal period, we use the previous week to mortify the flesh by observing the 72 hours of dry fasting. Through this process, we have by faith cleansed and sanctified ourselves through the Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This fasting also symbolizes the sign the people of old wanted to know. The previous week was for the mortification of the flesh while this week is for joy and jubilation over the death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The case of Jonah who was swallowed by the whale and therefore lived in
the whale's stomach for three days and three nights is akin to mortification of the flesh and rising from death. Hence we say three things now prevail in this kingdom: Love, Faith, and Hope. The scripture confirm that Jonah stayed three days and three nights in the belly of the whale. Our Lord Jesus Christ suffered a similar fate in the bowels of the earth for three days and three nights. Were this not so then He would not have been the one. A similar event occurred in the life of Abraham and Isaac. The voice of the Lord said unto Abraham, "Take ye your child and sacrifice unto me." And to accomplish this assignment, Abraham set forth on a journey for three days and three nights. This indeed was the same sign. Many of you lack this wisdom and knowledge because you cannot research the Bible properly to know the truth concerning the injunctions of God. When Our Lord Jesus Christ inferred that the temple be destroyed and that He would rebuild it in three days, the people rebuked Him, because it took them forty six years to build it. They interpreted the statement carnally, but He said this is quite possible in the sight of God. This was fulfilled by the death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, during which time He was caught up in the glory of His Father. It is in remembrance of this that we are jubilating this week. Jonah after staying three days and three nights in the whale was released. Abraham also received the glory of God when he attempted to sacrifice his son Isaac. WE MUST THEREFORE BE PREPARED TO MORTIFY THE FLESH FROM NOW HENCEFORTH AS WE CONTINUE TO JUBILATE OVER THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. This celebration is observed three times a year. Before the celebration starts you become changed because you have put new wine into a new wine skin. From now onwards, before the celebration starts, take a look at yourself in the mirror and see what you look like, so as to be able to compare and contrast what you look like at the end of the Pentecostal period. You will be so rejuvenated, you will be like iron in the inner man, while you will look like a baby physically (on the outside). With this new life from above, you must practice holiness so as to maintain this new divine body and status. The death and resurrection was not within two days and two nights as the mortification of the flesh could not be accepted as having been two days and two nights. The worldly people are wrong in their calculations. They may tell you that he died on Friday, and if you
continue with this mathematics through Sunday, it would be seen that Christ's interment was for only two days. But if you start from Thursday and count the days and nights according to the Jewish tradition, you will get the simple mathematics correct. The April Pentecostal does not come about as a result of our own volition, but rather, because we are rejoicing and jubilating with the death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This is continuous and so shall it remain. When this was first published in the Herald of the New Kingdom, our official organ, the worldly people became sad and troubled and even doubted the authenticity of our claims, but I want to tell you that IT IS SO UNTO THE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT LOVE YOU, THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING YOU SAY TO BE TRUE. EVEN IF THEY KNOW THAT TO BE THE TRUTH THEY WILL CONTINUE TO HURT YOUR FEELINGS BY UNDERRATING YOU. This is true for the blind cannot speak good of anything. In the same vein, another child cannot rub your back down to the toes. Our doctrines and practices are therefore in keeping with the established precepts of old. We do not mortify the flesh for carnal or material wealth, but we are doing this in commemoration of the death of and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We do not observe it because of the need to get money, children, cars, or houses. The duration of your call into this kingdom notwithstanding, even if you are a day old child, you must continue to mortify the flesh. That is why Christ told His disciples that except one is born again, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Whoever is in the flesh cannot be reborn. You must mortify the flesh so as to be in spirit. You are witnesses to the fact that when Our Lord Jesus Christ was still in the flesh, there was no great assignment performed by Him. He was not known and recognized. Nothing was known about Him. This was however as it pleased the Father, but the moment He became baptized and He was operating in the spirit, He began to be seen in all planes of manifest at the same time. People testified to seeing Him everywhere. But before His death, He was in the flesh. It was after His death and resurrection that He started to operate in the spirit. So from that time up till now, and till eternity, do not seek Him in the flesh, because you cannot see Him in the flesh. He is in the Spirit. All the teachings that were imparted to man, were teachings of the flesh, because He had then not died. And that is why before He died He was ready to remind his disciples that, "Do not go unto the Samaritans,
beware of the Samaritans, but go unto the house of Israel, because they will accept the correct doctrines that will be imparted to them." The worldly people also maintain that the pouring of the Holy Spirit ended on the day of Pentecost. Right from then, till now, the Holy Spirit has ceased to exist. This will readily inform you that they are in the flesh and so they cannot receive the teachings of the Spirit. On close observation, you will agree with me that in times like this many children of God in this kingdom are also encountering problems. This is because flesh and spirit, positive and negative are always at each other's throat. All these have to do with the fact that they are always in the flesh. They have no resistance in the process: hence some will fall, others will derail while the business of others will not prosper. Still others will grow weary and create room for more problems. But I tell you, it is not so this time around, because all have received the blessing of the Holy Spirit and that is why you have to be in spirit always. With this gift of the Holy Spirit, no weapon fashioned against you will prosper because you are all the children of the Holy Spirit. And in the days of Old what happened to those who were disciples of John? It was said that they fasted often and made prayers. But of the disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ, it was said unto the scribes and Pharisees who murmured against the disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ for not fasting," As long as the master is alive, can you make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days." In other words so long as Christ was physically with them, they had no cause to undergo mortification of the flesh, but when he shall be taken away from them, his followers shall have the opportunity to observe their fasting. Hence when we talk about this exercise of fasting, whether the world likes it or not the exercise will continue to hold. The mortification of the flesh shall continue to stand as its chief trait. Unfortunately, churches in their own mentality are still operating in the flesh, unaware that time had overtaken them despite their good intentions of worshipping God. I tell you, you are the temple of God, you are God's house and everything, and in times like this you must mortify the flesh to be cleansed and pure so as to be in spirit and attune yourself to Him. After being so busy with yourself and having your way, this is the time of celebration, you must
be adequately prepared to receive Him and His teachings in spirit. Our first lesson should be read. FIRST BIBLE LESSON: MATTHEW 12:40 "In the same way that Jonah spent three days and nights in the big fish, so will the Son of Man spend three days and three nights in the depth of the earth." We are not here to criticise the world, we are not here to condemn their doctrines and practices, because when the ability is not given to man, man can do nothing. God has not given them the ability, so we cannot truly condemn or criticism what they do. To them that the ability is given, they can perform. Hence He said when the spirit of truth is given, he shall come. He will teach and lead people to the accurate knowledge of truth. But now the spirit of truth is come, imparting the correct teachings unto man. He has also given the ability to all and sundry to practice the teachings. IN PRACTICING, YOU MUST FIRST BE BAPTIZED AND PARTAKE FULLY IN THE 72 HOURS DRY-FASTING. These are the prerequisites and then other signs will follow. Hence He said unto His disciples, "Go ye and baptize all men, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have showed you, for I am with you always even unto the end of the world." The workings of the flesh is all death and elementary teachings are no more in use. That is why we say Our Lord Jesus Christ died and resurrected, you all re-echo, but how can that be accepted as the truth when you have not first mortified your flesh, you have no idea and you are without your senses? Many people in prison custody and other places of confinement are there because their flesh is warring against the Spirit, and when the flesh takes the upper hand, they end up in those places of confinement. Many sick people in the hospitals are there because at all times the flesh is at war with the spirit. The fact is that it is necessary for you to overcome the flesh with the spirit. The fact is for you to overcome the flesh, you must receive the spirit and start practicing His teachings, after which you must be baptized. As many as are baptized in the end shall be discharged and acquitted. People always resist the call for baptism. People become stubborn and they feel that by so doing they will be asked to abandon their different churches. That is not what I am telling you. I AM NOT ASKING
YOU TO LEAVE YOUR CHURCHES, BUT I AM TELLING YOU THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS AT WORK. THIS IS THE TIME OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. HE HAS TAKEN OVER THE ENTIRE WORLD, AND AS MANY AS HAVE RECEIVED THIS, NOT BY FORSAKING YOUR DIFFERENT CHURCHES, BUT BY PUTTING INTO PRACTICE HIS TEACHINGS, YOU WILL FROM NOW LIVE IN SPIRIT AND CONTINUE TO DO THAT WHICH IS RIGHT. HENCE THE TRUTH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IS NOT KNOWN AGAIN IN THE FLESH BECAUSE HE IS IN SPIRIT AND THAT IS WHY THE MOMENT HE DIED AND RESURRECTED, THE CARNAL SELF DIED AND ALL THINGS MADE ANEW ARE NOW IN USE. AND HE SAID THAT NOBODY SHOULD KNOW HIM IN THE FLESH BUT IN SPIRIT BECAUSE THE THINGS OF THE FLESH HAVE ALL DIED AND PASSED AWAY. Do not argue the scripture with anyone anymore, because when we talk about this glory, it is the Holy Spirit. THE GLORY OF THIS KINGDOM IS THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE MOMENT YOU HAVE BAPTIZED YOU WILL SEE HIM AND YOU WILL BE REVEALED TO HIM. IF YOU HAVE NEVER MORTIFIED THE FLESH, THEN THE SPIRIT CANNOT WORK. TO BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT YOU MUST MORTIFY THE FLESH. THAT IS WHY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST DIED AND RESURRECTED ON THE THIRD DAY AND ON RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT, HE BECAME A ROCK. THAT IS THE ROCK WHICH WILL NEVER BE DESTROYED. The reason you are found wanting is because of the flesh. The spirit is no more active in you, it is no more stable. You are advised that having resurrected with Christ after baptism, and having been cleansed, you should forsake sin. Do not fornicate, do not commit any other sin after you are cleansed.
*THE WATCH AND PRAY WE OBSERVE EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT IS LIKENED TO THE LAST SUPPER. ALL INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD SHOULD OBSERVE IT, BECAUSE IT IS THE CORRECT AND MOST DIVINE TEACHING AND THE ENTIRE WORLD MUST RECEIVE AND PRACTICE THIS DIVINE TEACHING. AND HAVING RECEIVED THIS YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE ON THE BRINK OF BEING SAVED.
THIS WATCH AND PRAY SERVICE HAS MADE THE ENTIRE WORLD TO BE CALM, TO RECEIVE PEACE AND TO HAVE LIBERTY. WHAT WE
TEACH HERE IS REALLY WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS FOR ITS SALVATION. THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WATCH AND PRAY SERVICE IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. WE CONDUCT BIBLE CLASS RIGHT INTO MIDNIGHT. WE THEN BEGIN WATCH AND PRAY AT MIDNIGHT AND END IT AT 3 A.M. WHEN WE GET INTO THE SIXTH HOUR OF THE EARLY HOURS OF THE NEXT MORNING WHICH IS THURSDAY AT 6 A.M. THAT IS THE SAME DAY AND TIME THE SENTENCE WAS PASSED AND HE DIED. AT THE TIME HE WAS SENTENCED FROM 6 A.M., HE WAS ON THE WAITING LIST FOR EXECUTION. AT 9 A.M. HE WAS EXECUTED. RIGHT FROM 6 P.M.HE WAS IN THE CIRCLE CAVE UP TO SIX P.M. THE FOLLOWING DAY WHICH WAS FRIDAY, THEN SATURDAY. FROM THAT TIME HE WAS IN THE TOMB THROUGH SATURDAY MIDNIGHT AND UNTO THE NEXT MORNING OF SUNDAY WHEN HE HAD ALREADY COMPLETED 3 DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS, RIGHT UNDER THE CAVE AND ON SUNDAY MORNING HE RESURRECTED. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE ALL HAVE TO OBSERVE. THIS IS JUST THE TEACHING. But what is of the flesh is all death and we are no more in the flesh, we are now in spirit. That is why there is no more Jew or Greek, we all are one as the Holy Spirit is now the one to be worshipped. The reason He asked the mother of the two sons of Zebedee if they can drink of the same cup that He drank was that the cup symbolizes the sins of the world. And when Christ asked if they can be baptized of the same baptism that He was baptized of, that symbolized his death and resurrection, and it is this same way that we all have to follow. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY. And so when people go about researching here and there, they will come up with nothing. But this one way that we are telling entire world to follow -THIS CUP IS THE SIN, THIS BAPTISM IS THE DEATH AND THE RESURRECTION AND UNTIL ALL HAVE RECEIVED THESE PARTS THERE IS NO WAY. *YOU WERE BOUGHT WITH A COSTLY PRICE. FLESH AND BLOOD WAS SHED FOR YOU SO WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE FATHER, YOU ARE ALSO WITH THE FATHER AND YOU ARE HIS TEMPLE HE ABIDES IN YOU AND YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH HIM DESPITE YOUR DIFFERENT CHURCH DOCTRINES. ***BUILDING OF BETHELS, CATHEDRALS AND THE REST ARE A WASTE OF TIME. THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM. YOU ARE HIS TEMPLE. THE SOONER YOU DESPISED THE IDEA OF STICKING TO ANY CHURCH, SECT, OR WHATEVER, THE BETTER IT IS
FOR YOU, FOR YOUR BODY ALONE IS HIS PLACE OF ABODE. THAT IS WHY AT THE TIME HE CALLED THE ATTENTION OF HIS DISCIPLES, HAVING SEEN ALL THESE GIGANTIC BUILDINGS THAT MEN BUILT, IN PREPARATION FOR HIM, AND SAID,"LOOK I TELL YOU ONE TOWER STONE SHALL NOT BE ON TOP OF OTHER STONE, ALL THESE BUILDINGS SHALL BE DESTROYED. For all old doctrines maintain and believe that God is in the church and when you go there you will see Him. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO MAKE YOURSELF CLEAN FOR YOU ARE HIS TEMPLE. Read the second lesson. SECOND BIBLE LESSON: MATTHEW 16:21 "From that time on, Jesus began to say plainly to his disciples, "I must go to Jerusalem and suffer much from the elders, the chief priest and the teachers of the law. I will be put to death, but three days later I be raised to life." Have you heard what the scriptures say, that receiving this torture, in spirit and in flesh, means being redeemed and being fully established in spirit. Today, people are experiencing untold hardships and punishment because of their wrong calculations. They insist and attribute only two days and two nights to Christ's sufferings. They have bluntly refused to accept the fact that he died and was in the circle cave (the tomb), for three days and three nights and that represents the baptism, the death and the resurrection. This is the sound doctrine and that is why when they continue to confuse people's mind they are punished. For the scripture had warned, "Whosoever gives or receives and teaches people the wrong side of it, and he and other people engage in wrong practices, he will receive greater lashes and he will be counted least in the kingdom. But whosoever happens to receive the divine doctrine and has taught others and they are following him and putting into practice the divine doctrine, he will be counted as being greatest in kingdom of God." That is why the people of the world are least, and as practioners of the truth and believers in his doctrine we are the greatest. Besides we are teaching the people to mortify the flesh, to undergo torture of the flesh and so as to die and resurrect with Christ. You cannot hear the word of God, so long as you are in the flesh, for the flesh can never receive the word of God and can never tune up to be in spirit. BUT WHEN YOU ARE IN SPIRIT YOU WILL HEAR THE WORD OF
GOD, YOU WILL SPEAK THE WORD OF GOD, AND YOU WILL RECEIVE THE WORD OF GOD. THE WORD OF GOD IS MEAT AND FOOD OF THE SPIRIT. Flesh and blood cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Flesh and blood cannot practice the word of God and can never hear the word of God. Flesh and blood has nothing to do with the word of God, the kingdom of God. The flesh can only share in the kingdom of God when it hears the word of God and practices it and then it mortifies the flesh. The mortified flesh then becomes the spirit. We have to kill the flesh and strive to be in spirit because it is in the spirit that we can receive the word of God. Immediately you mortify the flesh, and dwell in the spirit, you will never decay, you will not be your old self and if your old self will want to compete with the new self, you will know that there is a great demarcation. You will experience hard times and problems if you attempt to go back to the flesh, having been fully established in spirit. *THE NEW NAME OF THIS KINGDOM IS THE WORD OF GOD AND THE NAME YOU CAN GIVE HER IS THE WORD OF GOD. IN OUR MIDST THERE IS THE WORD OF GOD. THE APPAREL WE PUT ON IS THE WORD OF GOD, OUR LIVES ARE IN THE WORD OF GOD. WE HAVE NO OTHER COMMITMENTS THAN TO RECEIVE THE WORD OF GOD. AS WE ARE NOW GATHERED HERE WE ARE ONLY GATHERING FOR AN OVER HAULING, TO BE CHANGED AND TO CAST AWAY THE OLD BODY AND TO RECEIVE THE WORD OF GOD WHICH IS THE NEW BODY. In 1960, at 26 Mbukpa crescent, I warned the whole world not to medicate, not to bother themselves about any material wealth. People are still bothering themselves about material wealth and they are still medicating. This is why they cannot maintain the Spirit and their problems continue to multiply more and more. THE WORD OF GOD IS SPIRIT, AND THAT IS WHY WHEN YOU RECEIVE THIS WORD OF GOD, WHICH IS SPIRIT, YOU WILL NEVER DECAY, AND YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEM. WHEN YOU ARE IN SPIRIT YOU WILL NEVER BE BECOME ILL, YOU WILL NEVER BE THIRSTY, YOU WILL NEVER LACK, YOU WILL NEVER SUFFER. BUT PROBLEMS ARISE WHEN YOU REJECT THE WORD OF GOD AND PUT ON THE OLD BODY. THE MOMENT YOU PUT ON THE NEW BODY WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD, WHICH IS THE SPIRIT, IT WILL TAKE AWAY ALL YOUR PROBLEMS. Have you heard what the scripture says? "I will go to Jerusalem, I
will be tortured, tormented, and I will be killed but after three days I shall be resurrected?" Why do you follow after Him? It is because you are learning after Him. You and him are one. You have accepted to practice the same words and so do not doubt why and when this thing should consummate, because everything has been consummated already, and so shall it be till eternity. All the words of God which you receive, none shall go unfulfilled, and those which have not been fulfilled will be fulfilled soon. We are all gathered in a time like this to commemorate the same period, but some people view it as a parable. To them what they read in the bible is a parable. It is not so. The washing of the feet, the watch and pray, the last supper, all commemorate the season and all that we do are exactly what was done and what shall continue to be done. Recall what he said unto them," My departure is good for you, for if I do not depart, the spirit of truth shall not come but if I depart the spirit will come. And then the departure, which became the death and being in spirit. All these times you were fasting with out the endowment of the Holy Spirit. Without His departure, could you have received the Holy Spirit? And that is why it is also recorded in the same portion that when the one who been vested with the dirty spirit was exorcised and it had entered into the desert, and upon roaming the desert without finding a resting place, it upon coming back to visit where it had dwelt, discovered it properly groomed, it will go back and bring with it seven more dirty and stronger demonic spirits. They will all come and make their abode in the same person. And then the soul of that person will become worse than the former state. This accounts for why you just have to mortify the flesh and allow yourself to die and be resurrected. You are in the flesh if you are not reborn and so which ever evil spirit is in you is not gone. It is waiting for the change to be effected, and it will go and bring more powerful and dirty demons to come and abide in you. Your state will become worse, no matter what you want to do, there will be no changes because you are not born again. We have the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit which is at work here in the kingdom. You have this same spirit endowed on you and wherever you go, this same Spirit is working. If you do not come here to receive this sound doctrine and be changed, how will you have the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit? Brethren I would not be tedious
with you, our golden text should now be read. GOLDEN TEXT: JOHN 2:19-20 Jesus answered, "Tear down this temple and in three days I build it again." "Are you going to build it again in three days?" they asked him, "it has taken forty-six years to build this temple." Have you heard what the scriptures tell you and me that the people of old hated these words? They did not understand these words because all the words spoken by Our Lord Jesus Christ were purely spiritual but the Jews understood Him carnally. He had to warn them that when the spirit of truth shall come, He shall be the one to teach and lead all men and them to the accurate knowledge of the truth. And that is why when He talks about demolishing the temple, to be rebuilt after three days, He did not refer to the flashy buildings that you see around you. These buildings have been there. He was referring to Himself that when the body will be destroyed, it would take three days for Him to rise up again to remain in spirit. That is why the flashy houses you build and other material things you acquire mean nothing. This not what we are referring to, we are talking about the spiritual body. That body, your own body, is that temple and that is why we continue to tell you that when you are in spirit, you will forsake all the things you are asked not to do. When you forsake eating of meat and you refrain from fornication and adultery and all sinfulness, you will be completely fortified and you will receive spiritual gifts. And that is why when Adam and Eve, having seen their fault began to plead for leniency and clemency, but he said unto them, as a consolation, I shall come back but the sign of my coming shall be observed in a heap of Myrrh, Gold and Frankincense. Also I shall be tortured, I shall be persecuted. The sword shall be thrust into my side and all those things shall mark the sign of my return, and there and then, will I come unto you and be with you. Well those were the signs. That is why after he had resurrected and seen lavishly, He proclaimed that, “I and my Father are one," and whosoever shall mortify the flesh and allow himself to be in spirit will also stand the chances of saying, "I and my Father are one." This is because the entire world put together are one. There shall be no difference in anything, no color dichotomy, no
currency dichotomy, every person shall be one. But it beats my imagination when I tell you that the entire world shall be one and you begin to doubt. Well, you are always ignorant of this fact or knowledge as a result of your stubbornness, and insubordination. Many inhabitants of the world have not received baptism though it is the criteria. For that which was nailed upon the cross was not Jesus per se, but the flesh. And the moment He was nailed, He had nothing to do with the flesh, for He lived and operated in the spirit. *** ANY BROTHERHOOD CHILD WHO ACCEPTS TO BE IN SPIRIT SHOULD LISTEN TO THESE SPIRITUAL WARNING: DO NOT TELL LIES, DO NOT EAT MEAT AND FISH, DO NOT FORNICATE, YOU HAVE TO GO ON MINISTRY, PAY YOUR TITHES, BE IN SPIRIT AND RECEIVE THE SPIRIT, ALLOW THE SPIRIT TO LEAD AND GUIDE YOU. DO NOT DISCRIMINATE AND DO NOT SOW SEEDS OF DISCORD, DO NOT CAUSE TROUBLE, DO NOT FIGHT. THE MOMENT YOU RECEIVE THIS YOU ARE IN SPIRIT AND THAT IS THE END OF IT AND IF IT IS THE END OF IT, YOU REALIZE THAT SPIRIT, BEING THE FATHER, IS WITH YOU, HE TALKS WITH YOU, HE DIRECTS AND ADVISES YOU. Whoever sins becomes a slave to sin. If you go about stealing that stealing will show on you. You will find out that you are not in the spirit. Whatever sin you commit will manifest on you. That is why no matter what you do when you fall sick, you will probably go like that,(i.e., continue in your affliction) for there will be no necromancer, no juju priest or native or medical doctor who will provide a solution to your problem because you are completely in the flesh and those sins you have committed are telling on you. Right from the time he resurrected He was in the Spirit. He had nothing to do with the flesh. He was not a slave to the flesh and as many of us who have resurrected alongside with Him must reason with Him. Then we shall be forgiven all our sins. We should separate ourselves from all manners of sins and be one with Him. IF YOU ARE IN THE FLESH, YOU WILL NOT SEE HIM, BUT IF YOU ARE IN THE SPIRIT,* WHEN YOU SIN, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS REPENT AND THUS CONFESS YOUR SINS, CELEBRATE LOVE FEAST, GO ON MINISTRY, LAMENT OVER YOU SINS AND IN THE END HE WILL DECLARE YOU FREE AND ALL YOUR PROBLEMS WILL BE ALLEVIATED. HE IS THE LEADER, HE IS THE TEACHER, HE IS THE DIRECTOR, AND
HE IS THE ONE ADMONISHING THE ENTIRE WORLD. IT IS NOW INCUMBENT ON EVERYONE OF US TO SURRENDER OURSELVES UNTO HIM. THE ENTIRE WORLD MUST SURRENDER UNTO HIM. THE ENTIRE WORLD MUST SURRENDER TO HIM BECAUSE HE ALONE TEACHES, HE ALONE DIRECTS, AND HE ALSO LEADS THE ENTIRE WORLD. Abraham did not have this knowledge, and Moses did not have his knowledge. May the Lord bless His Holy Word. Amen. THANK YOU FATHER.