WHO IS THIS MAN APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN?
WHO IS THIS MAN
APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA
THE SON OF MAN?
DR. LUKE OJIAKOR (APOSTLE)
8th SEPTEMBER, 2014
WHO IS THIS MAN
APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA
THE SON OF MAN?
We have to be very careful
now than before. Introducing
the Deity to mankind has never been an easy task. It requires a very big fight. Remember what it takes. It takes truth triumphing over falsehood. That has been the greatest battle ever fought
in the history of mankind. The battle between truth and
false, that is the greatest
battle ever fought.
Truth is trying to
false is trying
to have its
THE SON OF MAN
(The Revelation of Latent Powers, Vol. 1 page 69 v 41)
“It has always been a fight and a fact, to move people from one dispensation to another, from something they know to something they know not”. (Son of Man).
God has been a Man from the very beginning. He is the Holy Ghost, He is the Comforter, He is the Everlasting Father – God changes not. His mask (Badger skin) can change, but His Voice remains the same. BELIEVE IT IF YOU CAN...... – THE SON OF MAN (NOW I KNOW THAT THOU ART A MAN OF GOD, PG. 5)
Satan has come very low to wearing human flesh, to do destructive acts amongst human beings, God has decided to come low also to put on human veil so as to expose all his plans, all his secret ways of operation, so that all the sons and daughters of God will escape.
The greatest deceit today is found in the Church. Anybody going to Church to look for God has already missed it. You will see something that resembles God, but it is not God – THE SON OF MAN (BEWARE OF ESOTERIC LANGUAGE VOL. 1, PP. 47 VERSES 21 – 22)
“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount” (2 peter 1:16-18, KJV).
“For we have not been telling you fairy tales when we explained to you the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and his coming again. My own eyes have seen his splendor and his glory: I was there on the holy mountain when he shone out with honour given him by God his father; I heard that glorious, majestic voice calling down from heaven, saying, “This is my much-loved son; I am well pleased with him” (2 Peter 1: 16 – 18 LB).
“We have not depended on made-up stories in making known to you the mighty coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. With our own eyes we saw his greatness. We were there when he was given honour and glory by God the Father, when the voice came to him from the Supreme Glory, saying, “This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased!” We ourselves heard this voice coming from heaven, when we were with him on the holy mountain” (2 Peter 1: 16 – 18, GNB).
“For we were not following cleverly devised stories when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), but we were eye witnesses of His majesty (grandeur, authority of sovereign power). For when He was invested with honour and glory from God the Father and a voice was borne to Him by the [splendid] Majestic Glory [in the bright cloud that overshadowed Him, saying], This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased and delight, We [actually] heard this voice borne out of heaven, for we were together with Him on the holy mountain” (2Peter1: 16 – 18, AMP).
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ” (1John1: 1 – 3, KJV).
“Christ was alive when the world began, yet I myself have seen him with my own eyes and listened to him speak. I have touched him with my own hands. He is God’s message of life. This one who is life from God has been shown to us, and we guarantee that we have seen him; I am speaking of Christ, who is eternal life. He was with the Father and then was shown to us. Again I say, we are telling you about what we ourselves have actually seen and heard, so that you may share the fellowship and the joys we have with the Father and with Jesus Christ his son” (1 John 1: 1 – 3, LB).
“[We are writing] about the Word of Life [in] Him who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard, whom we have seen with our [own] eyes, whom we have gazed upon [for ourselves] and have touched with our [own] hands. And the Life [an aspect of His being] was revealed (made manifest, demonstrated), and we saw [as eye witnesses] and are testifying to and declare to you the Life, the eternal Life [in Him] who already existed with the Father and Who [actually] was made visible (was revealed) to us [His followers]. What we have seen and [ourselves] heard, we are also telling you, so that you too may realize and enjoy fellowship as partners and partakers with us. And [this] fellowship that we have [which is a distinguishing mark of Christians] is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah)” (1John 1: 1 – 3, AMP).
In the above scriptures, emphasis is placed on witness. A true witness is one who is physically, psychologically, and mentally present, fully alert, and understands every aspect of that event and can now relay the incident across to others who were not opportuned to be at the scene of the incident. A true witness is one who is not only present when an event takes place but is a part of that event.
I, Apostle Luke Ojiakor, a Medical Doctor and Coordinator of Medical Services, Medical Centre, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, fit into the last group. I am a true witness and a part of all that have been taking place from the beginning till date. I therefore say like Apostles Peter and John and some others who were eye witnesses of what took place in their own time, that I am declaring what I have witnessed, touched with my hands, seen with my eyes, and partaken of, for I have been physically, spiritually, mentally and understandably present from the very official beginning till now.
Luke spoke to Theophilus that Theophilus might know the certainty of all that Jesus began to teach and to do in His (Jesus) ministry so that Theophilus would not be misled.
Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eye witnesses and ministers of the word; It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilius, that thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed. (Luke 1: 1 – 4 KJV).
Dear friend who loves God: Several biographies of Christ have already been written using as their source material the reports circulating among us from the disciples and other eye witnesses. However, it occurred to me that it would be well to recheck all these accounts from first to last and after thorough investigation to pass this summary on to you, to reassure you of the truth of all you were taught. (Luke 1: 1 - 4 LB).
Since (as is well known) many have undertaken to put in order and draw up a (thorough) narrative of the surely established deeds which have been accomplished and fulfilled in and among us, Exactly as they were handed to us by those who from the (official) beginning (of Jesus’ ministry) were eye witnesses and ministers of the word (that is, of the doctrine concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God), it seemed good and desirable to me, (and so I have determined) also after having searched out diligently and followed all things closely and traced accurately the course from the highest to the minutest detail from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus. [My purpose is] that you may know the full truth and understand with certainty and security against error the accounts (histories) and doctrines of the faith of which you have been informed and in which you have been orally instructed. (Luke 1: 1 - 4 AMP).
Dear Theophilus, Many people have done their best to write a report of the things that have taken place among us. They wrote what we have been told by those who saw these things from the beginning and who proclaimed the message. And so, your Excellency, because I have carefully studied all these matters from their beginning, I thought it would be good to write an orderly account for you. I do this so that you will know the full truth about everything which you have been taught. (Luke 1: 1 – 4 GNB).
As Apostle Peter put it in 2 Peter 1: 16 – 18 quoted above, I say unequivocally that I was both eye and ear witness of His majesty when He, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Son of Man received from the Father, honour and glory in December 1995, Camp Meeting. The Son of Man handled the teaching of the Seven Seals. As He was speaking on the sixth seal, lo and behold, a supernatural light came from above one end of the hall towards the pulpit, illuminating the entire hall like a powerful electric current and quenched all the electrical gadgets we were using.
As the Son of Man lifted up His hands, intending to give God praise, the voice went forth:
“Thus, it behoveth the Son of Man to fulfill all righteousness”
This voice we all heard during the 1995 Camp Meeting at Government Technical College (GTC) Compound Onitsha. In Christ, I speak the truth and lie not. You will therefore do well to believe this report of a true Apostle of Christ.
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, this is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased, hear ye him. (Mathew 17:5 KJV).
But even as he said it, a bright cloud came over them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, and I am wonderfully pleased with Him. Obey Him”. (Mathew 17:5 LB).
While he was still speaking, behold, a shining cloud (composed of light) overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, This is My Son, My beloved, with Whom I am (and have always been) delighted. Listen to Him. (Mathew 17:5 AMP).
While he was talking, a shining cloud came over them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased-listen to Him!” (Mathew 17:5 GNB).
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: (2 Peter 1: 19 KJV).
So we have seen and proved that what the prophets said came true. you will do well to pay close attention to everything they have written, for, like lights shining into dark corners, their words help us to understand many things that otherwise would be dark and difficult. But when you consider the wonderful truth of the prophets’ words, then the light will dawn in your souls and Christ the Morning star will shine in your hearts. (2 Peter 1: 19 LB).
So we are even more confident of the message proclaimed by the prophets. You will do well to pay attention to it, because it is like a lamp shining in a dark place until the Day dawns and the light of the morning star shines in your hearts. (2 Peter 1: 19 GNB).
What a foundation you stand on now: the apostles and the prophets; and the cornerstone of the building is Jesus Christ Himself (Ephesians 2:20 LB)
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; (Ephesians 2:20 KJV)
You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20 AMP).
You, too, are built upon the foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, the cornerstone being Christ Jesus himself (Ephesians 2:20 GNB).
“...People of Judah and Jerusalem! Put your trust in the LORD your God, and you will stand firm. Believe what His prophets tell you, and you will succeed”. (2 Chronicles 20:20 GNB)
“…hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God and you shall be established; believe and remain steadfast to His prophets and you shall prosper”. (2 Chronicles 20:20 AMP).
“…hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe His prophets so shall ye prosper”. (2 Chronicles 20:20 KJV).
“…listen to me, O people of Judah and Jerusalem”, he said, “Believe in the Lord your God and you shall have success! Believe His prophets and everything will be alright!” (2 Chronicles 20:20 LB).
I would therefore urge you to patiently go through this treatise. Believe everything you read here for it is a true report.
WHO IS THIS MAN
APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA
THE SON OF MAN?
HE IS A PARADOX!
HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY!!
LET IT NOT CHOKE YOU…
For unto us a Child is Born, unto us a Son is Given: and the government shall be upon His Shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.(ISAIAH 9:6 KJV).
Listen! The Virgin shall conceive a child! She shall give birth to a Son, and He shall be called “Emmanuel” (meaning “God is with Us”). (MATTHEW 1:23LB)
So God was born as a child, a Human Being!
A sure proof that God is a man!
Looking at him ordinarily, he may look like a mere man. But the truth is that he is the Supreme Intelligence, the Sovereign Spirit that created the Universe, the Elohim, God Almighty in Human form!
He was born on 27th December, 1955 in a very poor family of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ohaeri Odoemena (Okwute) in the remote village, Uvuru, in Abor Mbaise Local Government Area (LGA) in present day Imo state, Nigeria. His father was a wood worker and his mother, a seamstress.
He had his primary education at a Roman Catholic Mission School, St. Mary’s Catholic School, Uvuru, Mbaise. Late Chief Lazarus Ahaneku was his headmaster.
He passed the entrance examination into Faith Tabernacle College, Okpala, another mission school owned and controlled by Faith Tabernacle Church. It was the only Faith Tabernacle College in the whole of West Africa. That was in the then East Central state of Nigeria with Ukpabi Asika as the Administrator of East Central State. When Government took over schools, the school was renamed Okpala Secondary School.
It is worthy to note that the present President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, was in the same class and the same school with the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena. Both had similar poor family backgrounds, borrowing shoes since they had none to put on. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was a big encouragement to him since both were indigent students. He won the award for the best disciplined student of the graduating class in 1977.
“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them but His mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man” (Luke 2:40, 50-52 KJV).
“There the child became a strong, robust lad, and was known for wisdom beyond his years; and God poured out his blessings on him. But they didn’t understand what he meant. Then he returned to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them: and his mother stored away all these things in her heart. So Jesus grew both tall and wise and was loved by God and man”. (Luke 2:40, 50-52 LB).
“The child grew and became strong; he was full of wisdom, and God’s blessings were upon him. But they did not understand his answer. So Jesus went back with them to Nazareth, where he was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. Jesus grew both in body and in wisdom, gaining favour with God and people”. (Luke 2:40, 50-52 GNB).
“And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of God was upon Him. But they did not comprehend what He was saying to them. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was (habitually) obedient to them; and his mother kept and closely and persistently guarded all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom (in broad and full understanding) and in stature and years, and in favour with God and Man”. (Luke 2:40, 50-52 AMP).
It should be recalled that His (Son of Man’s) life as a child was filled with life threatening challenges. One of such was when he had a domestic accident when he was trying to pluck fruit from a tree and a sharp pointed stick fell on, and pierced his head. He was taken to Emekuku Hospital, Imo State, where he nearly died. His mother abandoned him in the hospital and ran away when his condition become too critical. Almighty God saved His life because God always protects His gift in any vessel.
He got married to a virtuous woman, Nzubechi Odoemena, in 1988. The marriage is blessed with seven children - four girls and three boys: Ijeoma, Onyedikachi, Ebubechukwu, Chiamaka, Chibueze, Chukwudi and Chukwubuikem.
He married just as Moses did. Marriage never stopped Moses from being God to the Israelites.
“And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land”. (Exodus 2:21-22, KJV).
“Moses eventually decided to accept Reuel’s invitation to live with them, and Reuel gave him one of the girls, Zipporah, as his wife. They had a baby named Gershom (meaning “foreigner”), for he said, “I am a stranger in a foreign land”. (Exodus 2:21-22, LB)
“So Moses decided to live there, and Jethro gave him his daughter Zipporah in marriage, who bore him a son. Moses said to himself, “I am a foreigner in this land, and so I name him Gershom”. (Exodus 2:21-22, GNB)
“And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. And she bore a son, and he called his name Gershom (expulsion, or a stranger there); for he said, I have been a stranger and a sojourner in a foreign land”. (Exodus 2:21-22, AMP).
“And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God”. (Exodus 4:16, KJV).
“He will be your spokesman to the people. And you will be as God to him, telling him what to say”. (Exodus 4:16, LB).
“He will be your spokesman and speak to the people for you. Then you will be like God, telling him what to say” (Exodus 4:16, GNB).
“He shall speak for you to the people, acting as a mouthpiece for you, and you shall be as God to him”. (Exodus 4: 16, AMP).
SO MOSES WAS GOD IN HIS TIME.
A SURE SIGN THAT GOD IS A MAN!
STRANGE EVENTS FOLLOWING HIS BIRTH
The Lord God Almighty started dealing with Him from infancy, hence he was born dumb. From birth, a strange being has always appeared to him. Each time he played with his playmates and the strange being appeared, he would run away. This made his parents hand him over to his great grandmother for protection.
He was also born blind. However, each time the Lord would want him to read, he will read, even till this day.
This has been verified and confirmed by many specialist expatriates and indigenous ophthalmologists. One said before other expatriate colleagues at Marist Brothers Specialist Hospital at Uturu in Abia State, that “THIS IS A CASE STUDY”
METAMORPHOSIS INTO GOD
After searching for the Truth in the denominations and finding none, I came into the End Time Ministry in 1990, convinced that the Prophet William Branham whose life story I read, was sincere, humble and a true prophet of God. It was the End Time Group called Bible Believer’s Assembly, at Ugwumba Street, Nkpor, very close to Onitsha, Anambra State. That same year 1990, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Son of Man came in. When I saw Him in the fellowship in that year 1990, I saw a man whose countenance was always radiating hope, encouragement, joy and gladness, a calm and unruffled composure, cheerful and yet very quiet. A strong force drew me to this man. We were all baptized in the River Niger, Onitsha that same 1990. As said before, He was quiet and would always speak from the scriptures and courageously, authoritatively, take actions that every religious being would consider an abomination, when settling disputes and sharp disagreements, only to enthrone peace and harmony among brethren.
“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law” (ISAIAH 42:1 – 4, KJV).
“See my servant, whom I uphold; my Chosen One in whom I delight. I have put my Spirit upon him; he will reveal justice to the nations of the world. He will be gentle – he will not shout nor quarrel in the streets. He will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the dimly burning flame. He will encourage the fainthearted, those tempted to despair. He will see full justice given to all who have been wronged. He won’t be satisfied until truth and righteousness prevail throughout the earth, nor until even distant lands beyond the seas have put their trust in him” (ISAIAH 42: 1 – 4, LB)
The LORD says,
“Here is my servant, whom I strengthen- the one I have chosen, with whom I am pleased. I have filled him with my spirit, and he will bring justice to every nation. He will not shout or raise his voice or make loud speeches in the streets. He will not break off a bent reed nor put out a flickering lamp. He will bring lasting justice to all. He will not lose hope or courage; he will establish justice on the earth. Distant lands eagerly wait for his teaching”. (ISAIAH 42: 1 – 4, GNB).
“Behold my servant, whom I uphold, My elect in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him, He will bring forth justice and right and reveal truth to the nations. He will not cry or shout aloud or cause His voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed He will not break, and a dimly burning wick He will not quench; He will bring forth justice in truth. He will not fail or become weak or be crushed and discouraged till He has established justice in the earth; and the islands and coastal regions shall wait hopefully for Him and expect His direction and law”. (ISAIAH 42:1 – 4, AMP)
A paradox indeed!
Instances abound in marriage ceremonies where He settled the dispute arising from the in-laws of the groom insisting that both the groom and the bride should drink palm wine which End Time Believers saw as an abomination that would lead one to hell fire, by drinking the palm wine Himself and saying, “Let the guilt be on Me”.
From the onset, He has been the succourer of all of us, yet He was not recognized as a Minster.
From the onset also, He has been a PARADOX! The more you look, the less you see. We were all watching, overwhelmed by the wisdom emanating from Him, the glorious words proceeding from His lips. He was always proffering solution to every hard and knotty issue. Above all, the humility, simplicity, meekness and Godly sincerity in Him have never been manifested by any human being living on earth!
When Jesus finished telling these parables, he left that place and went back to His Home Town. He taught in the synagogue, and those who heard him were amazed. “Where did he get such wisdom?” They asked.“And what about His miracles? Isn’t He the Carpenter’s Son? Isn’t Mary, His mother, and aren’t James, Joseph, Simon and Judas his brothers? Aren’t all his sisters living here? Where did he get all these?” and so they rejected Him. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is respected everywhere except in his home town and by his own family”. Because they did not have faith, he did not perform many miracles there. (MATTHEW 13: 53 – 58 GNB)
When Jesus had finished these parables (these comparisons), He left there. And coming to his own country (Nazareth), He taught in their synagogue so that they were amazed with bewildered wonder, and said, where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers. Is not this the Carpenter’s Son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And do not all his sisters live here among us? Where then did this man get all these? And they took offence at Him (they were repelled and hindered from acknowledging his authority and caused to stumble). But Jesus said to them, a prophet is not without honour except in his own country and his own house. And he did not do many works of power there, because of their unbelief (their lack of faith in the Divine Mission of Jesus). (MATTHEW 13: 53 – 58 AMP).
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. And when he was come into his country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this Wisdom, and these Mighty Works? Is not this the Carpenter’s Son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas. And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, a prophet is not without honour save in his own country, and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. (MATTHEW 13: 53 – 58 KJV).
When Jesus had finished giving these illustrations, he returned to his home town, Nazareth in Galilee, and taught there in the Synagogue and astonished everyone with his wisdom and his miracles. “How is this possible?” the people exclaimed. “He’s just a carpenter’s son, and we know Mary his mother and his brothers – James, Joseph, Simon and Judas. And his sisters – they all live here. How can he be so great?” And they became angry with him! Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honoured everywhere except in his own country, and among his own people!” And so he did only a few great miracles there, because of their unbelief. (MATTHEW13: 53 – 58 LB)
Some of the people who lived there in Jerusalem said among themselves, “Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill? But here he is preaching in public and they say nothing to him. Can it be that our leaders have learned, after all, that he really is the Messiah? But how could he be “for we know where this man was born; when Christ comes, he will just appear and no one will know where he comes from” (John 7:25-27 LB)
Then said some of them of Jerusalem, “Is not this He, Whom they seek to kill? But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth he is. (John 7:25-27 KJV)
Is He the Messiah? Some of the people of Jerusalem said, “Isn’t this the man the authorities are trying to kill? Look! He is talking in public, and they say nothing against him! Can it be that they really know that he is the Messiah? But when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from, and we all know where this man comes from”. ((John 7:25-27 GNB)
Then some of the Jerusalem people said, is not this the Man they seek to kill? And here He is speaking openly, and they say nothing to Him! Can it be possible that the rulers have discovered and know that this is truly the Christ? No, we know where this Man comes from; when the Christ arrives, no one is to know from what place He comes. (John 7:25-27 AMP)
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and Man. (LUKE 2: 52, KJV).
“So Jesus grew both tall and wise, and was loved by God and Man. (LUKE 2: 52, LB).
“Jesus grew both in body and in wisdom, gaining favour with God and people” (Luke 2:52 GNB)
“And Jesus increased in wisdom (in broad and full understanding) and in stature and years, and in favour with God and Man. (LUKE 2: 52, AMP).
His coming into the church at Nkpor in 1990 was by audible voice He heard while at Madonna Hospital, Iboku Street, Onitsha. He was told to go to Nkpor church when there was no church bearing that name. What was there was the Bible Believers Assembly. He kept the voice He heard secret and started looking for the church at Nkpor.
One day, as we were in the fellowship, there arose the question of what name the church should bear, that it would not be called Bible Believers Assemblies again. I remember I was the person that read from the Scriptures showing that what we have in the Scriptures is: Church at Ephesus; Church at Philadelphia; Church at Antioch etc, and that we should answer the Church at Nkpor since the location is Nkpor, unknown to me that the Son of Man heard the same name before then. This suggestion was not taken immediately, yet the Son of Man kept quiet over the matter, hid the name He heard.
One day, the Pastor of the Church then, Pastor Okechukwu Nwankpa, changed the name to “The Church at Nkpor” when he came back from a missionary trip from Aba. He said he preached in a bus and sat down and heard a voice.
Hear the Son of Man Himself in this narrative
“At the Deeper Life Bible Church, I was the youngest Minister in their midst, not married. They were calling me “knocking by Faith”. When the revelation came to me, I came to the General Superintendent, Pastor William Kumuyi, with it. He thought I was trying to establish a church. I said, “No, I came to you with this. This is what happened”. I showed them scripture, condemning many many things they were (and are) doing in Deeper Life Bible Church. I condemned women preaching. I condemned baptism in Trinity and established the Deity. I showed them scriptures. The thing became too much that when they could not bear it, I left them.
The thing carried me to Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju, a legal practitioner. I went to the Christian Centre at 4 Oguta Road, Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria, a non-denominational movement. I revealed the thing. Dr. Mbadinuju accepted it and then invited all the General Overseers of different churches in Onitsha and said I should come and defend it. I defended it (revelation, vision, teaching). The meeting lasted from 4.00pm to 11.30pm in the night. He took us – Bro. Mike and Myself - to my residence at Inland Town here in Onitsha, in his own car. That night, about seven (7) Pastors from different denominations in Onitsha went to the River Niger and baptised in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
So we continued. A little while, they brought, Amechi, brought Alpho, Akama. They started talking this and that. The thing became a very worrisome something in that the man, being a politician now turned to be a Christian, had money but I had nothing.
He incorporated those revelations that came to me in book form and titled it “Restoration of Apostolic Faith” and “Beyond Pentecostal Realm”. Instead of telling the whole world the source of the revelation, he said, “a brother, one brother” had a vision. At the end of the day, he would place his name on those books though he was giving out the books free of charge.
That led to his excommunication from the full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship. They now denominated the thing and labelled it Joshua Ministry. I left them for I am not called to run a Church. No! I can never be a part of any denomination. I went back to my former church. Remember, I took off with Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Iboku, Onitsha. That was where I took off. I went back there; revealed this thing to my pastor and he said I should be patient with my vision.
I said, No, I want you to see what I heard. It is contrary to what we are practicing in this Baptist Church. So the man called meetings upon meetings. Meanwhile, I have held series of meetings with Expatriates from Southern Baptist Mission America on the matter. They now pushed me to the Nigerian Baptist Convention who nominated me to travel to America for a Bible Course. That Bible course will be paid for by the Church under the Southern Baptist Mission Arrangement in America.
I processed my passport and everything. On that same day the passport got to me, I was coming back from the Church, the voice of the Lord halted me. He said, “DO NOT UNDERTAKE THIS TRIP. MY HAND IS NOT IN THIS TRIP. I HAVE ALREADY PREPARED A PLACE. IT MUST BE THE CHURCH AT NKPOR. LOOK FOR IT. THAT IS WHERE I WILL TAKE OFF. THE CHURCH AT NKPOR”.
And I did not know where the Church at Nkpor was located. I remained praying and praying and praying until one day I had another vision where two young men met me and started talking about the “faith”. While they were talking, what they were saying agreed with what I was holding but I pretended I was not believing them. At the end of the day, I followed them. I saw a little group. I narrated the thing to many people. I told my wife.
One day the vision fulfilled. At about 6.00pm in the evening, while we were there with some Christian women who said they were preaching and I was telling them to get away from me, these two men came. My neighbour who was a deacon in the Grace of God Church challenged them, even used whip on them. I took them inside my house and said “who knows?, these could be the angels I saw. I shared my views with them. I gave them appointment to come the following day. The entire yard/neighbourhood ran mad with me and my wife. I told them to get away from me because these people are holding something which is sinking well with me and that I would tell them after. They said I was deceived. I said, “yes”. I will like to be deceived. The funniest thing in them was that they were holding pamphlets and not the Word. So I used the Bible to bring them to my side. So they were astonished.
They started sharing my testimonies and that of my family before I ever appeared in their midst. For almost one year, they shared my testimony. So I over- delayed for I was trying to prove many many things and confirm my experience. So I examined the thing before I took a step. That was in the month of November, 1990. The last Sunday of the month of November 1990.
When they were having their meetings in December that year, I came with my wife. I featured two times before I came with my wife. I just thank God for everything. In the Baptist Church, because of the way they were seeing the whole thing, I left them. The Lord then sent men to me. That was how I took a leap.
The Lord equally gave me people who gave me their contact address as Bible Believers Assembly which helped me to be there. I got there the first time, then the second. I was in agreement with what they were doing but the name was not the Church at Nkpor.
The third time I got there, there was an argument among them over the name of the Church. Bro. Ojiakor was equally at the heat of the argument. He read from his Bible, Thomson’s Chain Reference Bible, advising them on what the name of the Church should be. They were having their different opinions. At the end of the day, the Pastor asked everybody to go.
Few weeks later, the Pastor travelled to Aba on missionary outing and came and then told us he had an experience but he would tell us later but meanwhile everybody should go and look for the meaning of Nkpor. He gave us two weeks. Whatever that happened to him, he kept it secret. At the end of the two weeks, we were not able to find the meaning of Nkpor. He then mounted the pulpit and narrated his experience. He told us how he preached in a bus, a luxurious bus. At the end of the preaching, he sat down and the voice told him, “MY SERVANT WHEN YOU GET BACK TO YOUR LOCAL ASSEMBLY, WRITE “THE CHURCH AT NKPOR” ON THE SIGNBOARD FOR THIS IS THE NAME OF MY CONGREGATION”. So when he came back, he first of all wrote it on the board before ever uttering the thing.
Nobody knew what was happening in Me and my wife. I pulled my wife’s leg because we were basically new. You cannot even believe what happened there .... because they had never heard, “thus saith the Lord, except that of William Marion Braham.
One night, they had their night meeting, I featured there with my wife and children. During prayer line, the Spirit lifted me high. I spoke at length and ended it with “THUS SAITH THE LORD”, condemning what they were doing. Because I condemned what they were doing, it took me time to recover from this thing. Instead of balancing it with the scripture, Okey Nwankpa and Malachi Osuagwu (late), called me to the altar to pray for me. They said they would cast out the demon. They poured olive oil on me and said I was disturbing the fellowship, that it could not be God for God cannot be on the pulpit and on the floor at the same time. I accepted it.
As we journeyed along, he became the prophet that was disorganising the fellowship, during prayer line and sometimes during preaching – a sure sign that it is not man made.
WHEREVER GOD STOPPED IS WHERE HE MUST START
Wherever God stopped, there He started. God in Jesus Christ started with attraction, Pentecostal age, gifts. These are attraction. When He opened the Word they all ran away. They left Him at the Word and they must meet Him again at the Word. So He came back and started with the Word where He stopped. If He came with attraction again, we would query it. But He came with the Word and they are running away.
In the message of William Braham “Proving His Word”, “He said, “if anybody says, he is from God, give him the Word test. It must be the Word. They must unite in the Word of God.
SOME OF HIS EARLY EXPERIENCES
While in the Deeper Life Bible Church, the Spirit was working in Him.
On 31st December 1983, he warned his entire kindred to stop worshipping the idol they were worshipping. The people of the area would usually gather to celebrate on the 31st of December of every year into the 1st January of the coming year, an annual festival. The festival involved the people slaughtering chicken or goats. The people had already tethered the animals they would slaughter the following morning. He ordered them to release those animals and that if they insisted on going ahead to sacrifice, all the animals would die before day break on 1st January of the following year.
To the surprise of everybody, all the tethered animals died the following day according to His word and the people could not use them again to sacrifice to that idol. Those people that released their animals had their animals alive.
Jesus the Christ in His earthly mission fed five thousand men excluding women and children, with five loaves of bread and two small fishes after which twelve baskets were filled with left over.
This has always been our experience during camp meetings. A typical case is the Camp Meeting of 2012 which took place from 28th December 2012 to 1st January 2013 – a period of five (5) days. Mid way into the meeting, the sister in charge of food stuff raised alarm before the Son of Man that the stock was almost gone - garri, rice, beans, meat, fish, palm oil etc.
The Son of Man took her along into the store and saw things for Himself. After seeing the quantity remaining which may not even last for a whole day, he ordered that the sisters cooking should keep on cooking and sharing food among the brethren and that nobody should come to Him to complain about food, meat, fish etc until the last drop of each item was used.
To the astonishment of everybody, brethren were fed for three days from that day till the end of the Camp Meeting on 1st January in 2013.
At the end of the meeting, there was much left over - meat, vegetable oil, garri, rice, beans, yam, tomato, etc. These things were shared raw among brethren who carried them to their different locations.
In 1984, while in Deeper Life Church still, He preached at Owerri, at a newspaper stand in a place called Ama Jay Kay. He saw a number of students gathered and was moved to preach. While he was preaching under very high anointing, the students were paying attention. At a stage, they started acting funny. They started surging forward towards Him intending to push Him into a deep gutter that was behind Him. As they kept coming towards Him, He was dressing back until some of them screamed and asked Him whether He was a human being or not. He demanded to know why they asked Him that and they said that He went across a big gutter and they thought He would fall into it. He told them He walked on a slab across the gutter!
He had prayers for the blind and many of them were healed and received their sight. They attributed all to Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of Deeper Life Church.
In 1994, He had a dream where he was driving with Apostle Kelechi Uwakwe. He saw a man in ash-coloured suit in the sky. The two of them fixed their eyes on this man while the rest of the people around did not know anything about the man.
At Ngo-Okpala, he parked the vehicle and the man descended and rested on Him, sending cold shivers on Him. When this happened, his strength was gone. Apostle Kelechi wanted to pray for Him but he consented not and told him he would be alright. Apostle Kelechi then held Him and He regained His strength and continued to drive. The dream left Him.
In 1993, the Holy Ghost (Apostle Peter Odoemena) told us that the Bride would speak something into existence for her to know that the Bridegroom is on the land. He said the prophet William Braham spoke a squirrel into existence but this time, it is not the ministry of the squirrel but of the dove.
Then in 1994, while the Son of Man was about to reveal the mystery of the seven Thunders and the mystery of the seven seals, something happened in His office at the Federal Ministry of Employment, Labour and Productivity, Onitsha. While in the office, He was just speaking and explaining a little to His wife before the main exposition or teaching, the voice went forth from him, “See the dove!” Lo and behold a giant dove appeared into His office. The dove was held and even taken to His residence very close to His office.
Many people saw the dove which felt very comfortable in the hands of the Son of Man and refused to go. When the Son of Man threw her up into the sky, she flew up and came back to His hand.
She finally flew away late that evening only by the spoken word when the Son of Man ordered her thus, “My Friend, you can go”, she then flew away.
It is worthy of note that before this incident, Bishop Obadiah of the Household of God at Aba in Abia State, had a dream where the Son of Man was explaining to us that the dove in His hand and the one in heaven were the same.
In 1994, He came to Eha-Amufu, a town in Enugu State. He came alone without any other minister. He came in a public conveyance. The Holy Ghost was sore grieved by the attitude of the brethren at Onitsha towards Him. He ran to Eha-Amufu to have some rest
At the end of the ministration, we the brethren at Eha-Amufu became sorrowful over what happened at Onitsha and equally lost the vision of what we ought to do, instead of taking Him down to Onitsha in our own vehicle, we allowed Him to go back in a public conveyance the way He came.
We arranged for a commercial motorcycle to take the Son of Man to Nkalagu Junction from where he would board a vehicle to Onitsha. It was a Sunday morning and it was a cloudy weather.
The commercial motorcycle got spoilt along the way leading to Nkalagu junction. The road was lonely and terribly bad. There was no human being in sight. The Son of Man had to trek and he did! While trekking, he came to one of the hanging bridges which had wooden planks as its floor. The planks were broken with wide openings. The Son of Man was so much aggrieved that he decided to stop his life. He felt the easiest way to do it was by jumping into the river and getting drowned. He therefore separated the wooden planks on the bridge to create a big enough hole to slide through into the water.
Immediately, he closed his eyes and slid through the hole into the river, he found himself at Nkalagu Junction and not drowned in the river! A vehicle pulled up and he entered. The next thing he saw was the Fellowship Hall at GTC Onitsha. He met the brethren in the fellowship that morning. He left Eha-Amufu at about 9.00am and got to fellowship at about 9:30am – the thirty minutes were used by the motorcyclist from Eha-Amufu to where the motor cycle spoiled.
Naturally, from Eha-Amufu to Onitsha takes about four hours. So, the Son of Man was caught away by the Spirit of the Lord as recorded in the scriptures:
And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea. (Acts 8:39-40 KJV)
When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away. The eunuch never saw him again but went on his way rejoicing. Meanwhile, Philip found Himself farthest north at the town of Azotus. He preached the Goodnews there and in every town along the way until he came to Caesarea. (Acts 8:39-40 LB)
And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord [suddenly] caught away Philip and the eunuch saw him no more, and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found in Azotus and passing on he preached the goodnews (Gospel) to the town until he reached Caesarea. (Acts 8:39-40 AMP)
When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord took Philip away. The official did not see him again, but continued on his way, full of joy. Philip found himself in Azotus; he went on to Caesarea, and on the way he preached the Good News in every town. (ACTS 8:39-40 GNB)
And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of the LORD shall carry thee whither I know not; and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me: but I thy servant fear the lord from my youth. (1 KINGS 18:12 KJV)
But as soon as I leave you, the Spirit of the Lord will carry you away to who knows where. When Ahab comes and cannot find you, he will kill me. Yet I have been a true servant of the Lord all my life. (I Kings 18: 12 LB)
And as soon as I have gone out from you, the Spirit of the LORD will carry you I know not where; so when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, But I your servant have feared and revered the Lord from my youth. (1 KINGS 18:12 AMP)
What if the spirit of the LORD carries you off to some unknown place as soon as I leave? Then, when I tell Ahab that you are here and he can't find you, he will put me to death. Remember that I have been a devout worshiper of the lord ever since 1 was a boy, (1 KINGS 18:12 GNB)
Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the lord from his place, So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me. (EZEKIEL 3:12,14 KJV)
Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a loud rumbling sound behind me, (May the glory of the lord be praised in his place!) The Spirit lifted me up and took me away. I went in bitterness and turmoil but the LORD's hold on me was strong, Then I came to the colony of Judean exiles in Tel-abib, beside the Kebar River. I was overwhelmed and sat among them for seven days. (EZIKIEL 3:12,14 LB)
Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing [saying], Blessed be the glory of the Lord from His place [above the firmament]. So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away [in the vision], and I went in bitterness [of discouragement] in the heat of my spirit; and the hand of the Lord was strong upon me. (EZIKIEL 3:12,14 AMP)
Then God's spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me the loud roar of a voice that said, "Praise the glory of the lord in heaven above!". The power of the lord came on me with great force, and as his spirit carried me off, I felt bitter and angry. (EZIKIEL 3:12,14 GNB)
Of a truth, we found ourselves in the Acts of the Holy Spirit with the Son of Man coming into our midst.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!