WHO IS THIS MAN APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN 2?
HISTORY OF THE FAITH. DEC. 30, 1992.
“Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael saith unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see” (John 1:45-46, KJV).
“Philip now went off to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the Messiah!—the very person Moses and the prophets told about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth!” “Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael. “Can anything good come from there? “Just come and see for yourself,” Philip declared” (John 1: 45-46, LB).
“Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one whom Moses wrote about in the book of the Law and whom the prophets also wrote about. He is Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.” “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” answered Philip” (John 1:45-46, GNB)
“Philip sought and found Nathanael and told him, We have found (discovered) the One Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote about - Jesus from Nazareth, the [legal] son of Joseph! Nathanael answered him, [Nazareth!] Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip replied, Come and see! (John 1:45-46, AMP).
In every dispensation, God has always manifested Himself as a human being to save His elect of that dispensation from their woes and impending doom. God has always done that as a saviour, as the kinsman Redeemer taking the form of the people He has come to save, guiding them back to God, revealing the mind of God to them. He has always been a God man.
“You are My witnesses, says the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know Me, believe Me and remain steadfast to Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Saviour. (Isaiah 43:10-11, AMP)
“Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour. (Isaiah 43: 10-11, KJV).
“But I have witnesses, O Israel, says the Lord! You are my witnesses and my servants, chosen to know and to believe me and to understand that I alone am God. There is no other God; there never was and never will be. I am the Lord, and there is no other Saviour” (Isaiah 43: 10-11, LB)
When Israel was very much distressed in Egypt in the hands of their taskmasters, Almighty God came down and delivered them in the person of Moses.
And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, here am I. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. (Exodus 3:4, 6-8, 10, KJV)
“He went over to investigate. Then God called out to him, “Moses! Moses!” “Who is it?” Moses asked. I am the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” (Moses covered his face with his hands, for he was afraid to look at God). Then the Lord told him, “I have seen the deep sorrows of my people in Egypt and have heard their pleas for freedom from their harsh taskmasters. I have come to deliver them from the Egyptians and to take them out of Egypt into a good land, a large land, a land ‘flowing with milk and honey’—the land where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites live. Now I am going to send you to Pharaoh, to demand that he let you lead my people out of Egypt.”(Exodus 3:4, 6-8, 10, LB)
Since the Laodicean Age when the church went into organized religion, a form, and decreed Christ out of the church with manmade traditions and dogmas, Christ has remained outside, until the Seventh Angel Messenger to Laodicean Church Age, William Marion Branham came. He is the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6: that foreran the coming Word (Christ).
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. (Malachi 4:5 and 6, KJV).
“See, I will send you another prophet like Elijah before the coming of the great and dreadful judgment day of God. His preaching will bring fathers and children together again, to be of one mind and heart, for they will know that if they do not repent, I will come and utterly destroy their land.” (Malachi 4:5 and 6, LB).
The audible voice that came to the prophet, William Marion Branham on 11th June, 1933, went thus:
“As John The Baptist Was Sent To Forerun The First Coming of Christ; So is your message To Forerun the Second Coming of Christ”.
The prophet prophesied that there was a ministry coming which was the ministry of the Word and it would be a man.
God was veiled in a man, they couldn’t understand that God was veiled in a man as he always has been; He was in a human temple. Now, be real careful. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. God veiled, hiding himself from the world, veiled in a human being …. The Greeks could not see him because he was hid from them in a human. God veiled in the form of a man, hiding himself from their view. They could only see a man, but the predestined ones saw God, one saw a man, the other saw God. It was God veiled in human being. Both of them were right, but your faith is that which you can’t see but believe anyway. He was in that flesh and that flesh was the veil. (Unveiling of God, 1964, pp. 15).
For all that’s left now, Christ is our Moses, He was veiled in human flesh and he is the same yesterday, today and forever. He was veiled in the tabernacle by badger skin and this time, he is veiled in a man. He is still Christ the promised word for this age, veiled in human flesh. The word is God, the anointing is a person. Therefore, Moses was Christ for his day, for he was the redeemer, anointed one. The promised word for this age must also be veiled. Sin loving members (unbelievers) of the church cannot see it because of the human veil (Unveiling of God, 1964,pp.27).
The SON OF MAN has already come from glory and is revealing himself for the past few years to his church in mercy, showing them his great presence, doing the same thing when he was here on earth. Revealing himself like he did to Abraham before the destructions. He has come down in mercy, revealing himself to the church. It is being laughed at and scoffed at. The next thing he is revealing himself in judgement of the world and nations that forget God and sinned away their day of grace. (Will the Church go Through the Tribulations? 01/09/58).
Now, I want you to know this is sure. And you that listen to this tape, you might have thought today that I was trying to say that about myself being that I was packing this message. I have no more to do with that nothing, no more than just a voice, and my voice, even against my better judgement…. I wanted to be a trapper. But it’s the will of my father that I declare to do, and am determined to do. I wasn’t one that appeared down on the river. I was only standing there when He appeared. I am not the one that performs these things and foretells these things that happen as perfect as they are. I’m only one that’s near when he does it. I was only a ‘VOICE’ that he used to say it. It wasn’t what I knew, it’s what I just surrendered myself to. That he spoke through. It isn’t me. It wasn’t the seventh angel, oh no. It was a manifestation of the SON OF MAN. It wasn’t the angel. His message: it was the mystery that God unfolded. It’s not a man. It’s God. The angel was not the Son of Man, he (angel) was a messenger from the SON OF MAN. THE SON OF MAN IS CHRIST. He is the one you are feeding on. You are not feeding on a man. A man, his words will fail, but you are feeding on the unfailing body word of the SON OF MAN. (The Anointed Ones at the End Time July 7, 1965, Jefferson Villa, Indiana, USA pp. 63, paragraph 269).
I believe the church is standing on the threshold of the greatest vindication of omnipresence that the world has ever known. (Five Junctions of Time, 22/1/56)17. “God reveals himself to an individual and quickly He becomes DEITY in the inside of him”. (Come Hither Quickly).
“The Son of Man will be revealed in a body of flesh, you people, the church, just exactly like it was before the days of Sodom, a called out group away from all of them, setting out, believing the promise of God”. (Work is faith Expressed, pp. 44, 26/11/65).
There is one little sheep out there somewhere and he will not be satisfied until that one comes in the fold. By the help of God and by a vision, and thus saith the Lord, I am returning across the sea. THAT LAST LITTLE SHEEP MAY BE A BLACK ONE, down there, for all that I know… WHERE THEY DON’T EVEN THINK THEY HAVE A SOUL, BUT GOD KNOWS DIFFERENT. (The Ester Seal, pp. 40, 4/10/65, Phoenix Arizona).
We were sincerely praying for God’s visitation and in December, 1992, the church scheduled 7 days revival meeting, starting from 24th December to 30th December, 1992.
Then on 30th December 1992, the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena whose ministry and mission were still unknown, preached the message, “HOLY GHOST AND NECESSITY FOR HOLY GHOST BAPTISM” before many witnesses, we saw the power of God restoring the church back to Pentecost; God came down with many supernatural manifestations when the pillar of fire first manifested in our midst.
There were diverse manifestations of the power of God — hearts were discerned and the secrets brought to light, national confessions were made, breaking of curses and deliverances, all took place.
The fear of God came back into the camp. It was clear to us that a vindicated Apostle was in our midst. Among the many visions received that day was the vision of the Sword of the Spirit with the word, “Truth” engraved on it with the scripture 1Thessalonians 2:4-5.
“But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness: (1 Thess 2:4-5, KJV)
“For we speak as messengers from God, trusted by him to tell the truth; we change his message not one bit to suit the taste of those who hear it; for we serve God alone, who examines our hearts’ deepest thoughts. Never once did we try to win you with flattery, as you very well know, and God knows we were not just pretending to be your friends so that you would give us money! (1 Thess 2:4-5, LB)
On 2nd march 1993, the church had her normal fellowship and the message preached that day was, “GOD REBUKES NKPOR CHURCH”. That day the tape ministry was instituted. This message was handed down by the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena.
The church was asked to come back the following day to receive her message and that message was “mixed multitude” message which has parts I, II, III preached on 3rd, 5th and 7th March respectively.
3RD MARCH 1993 — ALMIGHTY GOD COMMISSIONED HIS SERVANT AMONG MANY WITHNESSES.
A notable thing that took place that day was the commissioning of the servant and Apostle of God, Apostle Peter Odoemena in the following words:
“I have anointed you with my spirit; I have anointed you with my power; speak my Word; fear them not for I am with you. I have anointed you with my anointing; speak my word for I have promised to be with you, I have anointed you with my unction. Yes the Lord of Hosts has promised. It is my word among my people, it is my word among my people for it is my power; it is my word among my people for it is my power. Yes, when they shall come into my sanctuary and they shall see my power among my people, Shall my word fail? Ask the Lord of hosts. Shall my word fail? Says the voice of the living God. Shall my word fail when I send it among my people? I say my word cannot fail. For when you shall prophesy among my camp and they ask: how could you know it is the Lord? Now watch for a sign that the spirit of the living God is among you. It is unfailing sign that this tabernacle that is called by my name; I shall not depart from among you. I have promised you: I have decided I will not leave you alone”
(Prophecy by Pastor Okechukwu Nwankpa).
CHRIST IS THE POWER OF GOD
Before anything else existed, there was Christ with God, He has always been alive and is Himself God. But although he made the world, the world didn’t recognize him when he came. And Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth. And some of us have seen his glory—the glory of the only Son of the heavenly father. (John 1:1, 10, 14. LB)
Christ himself is the creator who made everything in heaven and earth, the things we can see and the things we can’t, the spirit world with its kings and kingdoms, its rulers and authorities; all were made by Christ for his own use and glory.(Colossians 1:16, LB).
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. (1 John 1:1-2, LB).
The scripture says,
“ How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him“ (Acts 10:48, KJV).
It became clear we were ushered into a genuine apostolic ministry- a completely new and different ministry from what we were holding!
SOME EARLY MISSIONARY TRIPS
From that day, the Apostle, Son of Man was commissioned by audible voice, we saw Him embarking on missionary trips to places where nothing was known about the true Apostolic Ministry, establishing and confirming local assemblies. This took Him to remote areas in Nigeria: Eha-Amufu in Enugu State, Isiala-Ngwa in Abia State, Ohuba/ Obosima in Imo State, Jos and Dadinkowa in Plateau State, Zonkwua and Godogodo in Kaduna State; Enugu Ezike, Opi, Nsukka and Enugu, all in Enugu State; Owerri, Umuokanne, and UmuorjiEgbema, all in Imo State etc. All these places were virgin lands. Hear His words “I do not want to build upon another man’s foundation”.
Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: (Romans 15:19-20, KJV)
[Even as my preaching has been accompanied] with the power of signs and wonders, [and all of it] by the power of the Holy Spirit. [The result is] that starting from Jerusalem and as far round as Illyricum, I have fully preached the Gospel [faithfully executing, accomplishing, carrying out to the full the good news] of Christ (the Messiah) in its entirety. Thus my ambition has been to preach the Gospel, not where Christ's name has already been known, lest I build on another man's foundation; (Romans 15:19-20, AMP)
I have won them over by the miracles done through me as signs from God-- all by the power of God's Spirit. In this way, I have fully presented the Good News of Christ all the way from Jerusalem clear over into Illyricum. My ambition has always been to preach the Good News where the name of Christ has never been heard, rather than where a church has already been started by someone else. (Romans 15:19-20, LB).
“By the power of miracles and wonders, and by the power of the spirit of God. And so, in travailing all the way from Jerusalem to Illyricum, I have proclaimed fully the Good News about Christ. My ambition has always been to proclaim the Good News in places where Christ has not been heard of, so as not to build on a foundation laid by someone else. (Romans 15:19-20, GNB).
On 22nd June, 1994, during the wedding of Bishop Ifeanyi Eze at the Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, my daughter, Amamihechineke Ojiakor, died and was brought back to life by the Son of Man. She is currently a fifth year Medical student at the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.
In 1994, the Son of Man touched on the seventh seal, scratched The Seal ‘without’ a little and spoke a dove into existence for His ministry is the ministry of the dove. The dove has no gall.
In December 1995, camp meeting during prayer line, in the night, there was a supernatural illumination of the entire hall. This electrifying illumination quenched all electricity gadgets we were using and as the Son of Man lifted His hands intending to give God praise, the voice roared: “Thus, it behoveth the Son of Man to fulfill all righteousness”. This thing happened when we never knew anything about the “Son of Man”. That was how the name “Son of Man” came; God gradually revealing Himself in this Badger Skin.
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. (Mathew 3:15, KJV).
In 1996, he taught us on “Mask and Masquerade”, He said, the man in the mask is what makes it a masquerade. The mask simply covers the Being in the masquerade.
On 31st March 1996, during prayer line when everybody had his/her eyes closed and everywhere was quiet, we heard the footsteps of a BEING matching in the congregation. The Son of Man was on the pulpit leading the prayer session. And we were hearing the footstep as the Son of man was telling us where He was at each point in time. He announced to us that the Owner of the Church was moving in the camp, admiring the camp. All that sat close to the aisle felt the movement of the BEING across them.
On 24th March 1994, the voice went forth from the Son of Man: “I will declare, I will declare, I will declare. They will believe, they will believe, I have taught them, I have taught them”. This came confirming the declaration of the whole truth that was about to be unfolded by the Son of Man, truth that resemble a lie.
On 31st March, 1996, He then told us to come here on 7th April 1996 to see, “He that has been leading us - He that is in the masquerade”. HE TOLD US TO COME WITH OUR CAMERAS. When the films were developed, we saw the Pillar of cloud, Thick Darkness, Ball of fire encircling His vessel (The Tabernacle - The Son of Man) in form of a rainbow, fulfilling the scripture: “The Tabernacle of God is among men”. This is the tabernacle not made with human hands. The Elohim dwells in that tabernacle even without measure.
“For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. (John 3:34, KJV)
“For he is sent by God. He speaks God's words, for God's Spirit is upon him without measure or limit. (John 3:34, LB).
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. (Revelation 21:3, KJV).
And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses. And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door. (Exodus 33:9-10 KJV).
“When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the door of the tent, and the Lord would talk with Moses. And all the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the tent door, and all the people rose up and worshipped everyman at his tent door. (Exodus 33:9-10, AMP)
“As he went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and hover at the entrance while the LORD spoke with Moses. Then all the people would stand and bow low at their tent entrances. (Exodus 33:9-10, LB).
“After Moses had gone in, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the door of the tent, and the Lord would speak to Moses from the cloud. As soon as the people saw the pillar of cloud at the door of the tent, they would bow down. (Exodus 33:9-10, GNB).
“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:13-14, KJV).
“I saw in the night visions, and behold, on the clouds of the heavens came One like a Son of man, and He came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. And there was given Him [the Messiah] dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His kingdom is one which shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:13-14, AMP).
“I watched as thrones were put in place and the Ancient One sat down to judge. His clothing was as white as snow, his hair like whitest wool. He sat on a fiery throne with wheels of blazing fire, and a river of fire flowed from his presence. Millions of angels ministered to him, and a hundred million stood to attend him. Then the court began its session, and the books were opened. (Daniel 7:9-10).
“During this vision in the night, I saw what looked like a human being. He was approaching me, surrounded by clouds, and he went to the one who had been living forever and was presented to him. He was given authority, honour, and royal power, so that the people of all nations, races, and languages would serve him. His authority would last forever, and his kingdom would never end. (Daniel 7:13-14, GNB).
“Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. (1 Kings 8:12, KJV).
“Then Solomon said, The Lord said that He would dwell in the thick darkness. (1 Kings 8:12, AMP).
“Now king Solomon prayed this invocation: the LORD has said that He would live in the thick darkness. (1 Kings 8:12, LB).
“Then Solomon prayed, “You, Lord, have placed the sun in the sky, yet you have chosen to live in clouds and darkness. (1 Kings 8:12, GNB).
“And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. (Luke 21:27, KJV).
“And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with great (transcendent and overwhelming) power and [all His kingly] glory (majesty and splendor). (Luke 21:27, AMP).
Then everyone will see the Son of Man arrive on the clouds with power and great glory. (Luke 21:27, LB).
“Then the Son of Man will appear, coming in a cloud with great power and glory. (Luke 21:27, GNB).
“And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. (Revelation 10:1-3, KJV).
“THEN I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, robed in a cloud, with a [halo like a] rainbow over his head; his face was like the sun, and his feet (legs) were like columns of fire. He had a little book (scroll) open in his hand. He set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, And he shouted with a loud voice like the roaring of a lion; and when he had shouted, the seven thunders gave voice and uttered their message in distinct words. (Revelation 10:1-3, AMP).
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, surrounded by a cloud, with a rainbow over his head. His face shone like the sun, and his feet were like pillars of fire. And in his hand was a small scroll, which he had unrolled. He stood with his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land. And he gave a great shout, like the roar of a lion. And when he shouted, the seven thunders answered. (Revelation 10:1-3, LB).
“Then I saw another mighty angel coming down out of heaven. He was wrapped in a cloud and had a rainbow around his head; his face was like a sun, and his legs were like columes of fire. He had a small scroll open in his hand. He put his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and called out in a loud voice that sounded like the roar of lions. After he had called out, the seven thunders answered with a roar. (Revelation 10:1-3, GNB).
“Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. (Mathew 26:64, KJV).
“Jesus said to him, You have stated [the fact]. More than that, I tell you: You will in the future see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Almighty and coming on the clouds of the sky. (Mathew 26:64, AMP).
“Jesus answered him, “So you say. But I tell you: from this time on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right side of the Almighty and coming on the clouds of heaven!” (Mathew 26:64, GNB).
“The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. (Psalm 97:1-2, KJV)
“THE LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles and coastlands be glad! Clouds and darkness are round about Him [as at Sinai]; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. (Psalm 97:1-2, AMP).
“Jehovah is King! Let all the earth rejoice! Tell the farthest islands to be glad. Clouds and darkness surround him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. (Psalm 97:1-2, GNB).
“The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice! Let the farthest islands be glad. Clouds and darkness surround him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. (Psalm 97:1-2, LB).
From the above scriptures, it is clear that the thick darkness, cloud and rainbow, all reveal God. With Moses, each time Moses appeared, the cloud would appear. In other words, Moses was the terbanacle of the cloud. Without Moses, no cloud. The cloud is the presence of God and cannot be impersonated. So the Son of Man has appeared and we have seen the Supernatural cloud surrounding Him! THIS IS INDEED ALMIGHTY GOD IN HUMAN FORM. Believe it if you can.
THIS IS A SURE SIGN THAT GOD IS A MAN!!!
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Heb. 13:8 KJV)
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Heb. 13:8 LB)
Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is (always) the same, yesterday, today (yes) and forever (to the ages). (Heb. 13:8 AMP).
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Heb. 13:8 GNB).
I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before Him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past. (Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 KJV).
And I know this, that whatever God does is final – nothing can be added or taken from it; God’s purpose in this is that man should fear the all-powerful God. Whatever is has been long ago; and whatever is going to be has been before; God brings to pass again what was in the distant past and disappeared. (Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 LB).
I know that whatever God does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor anything taken from it. And God does it so that men will (reverently) fear Him (revere and worship Him, knowing that He is). That which is now already has been, and that which is to be already has been; and God seeks that which has passed by (so that history repeats itself). (Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 AMP).
I know that everything God does will last forever. You can’t add anything to it or take anything away from it. And one thing God does is to make us stand in awe of Him. Whatever happens or can happen has already happened before. God makes the same thing happen again and again. (Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 GNB).
So the scriptures bear eloquent witness that God has been manifesting the same way all through the ages. HE IS THE SAME. HIS CHARACTER THE SAME!
See what is documented in the Archaeological Parchments and the Talmud of the Sanhedrin on this matter.
“Another plan he has of setting men right with the laws of nature. He turns nature into a great law book of illustrations, showing that every bush was a flame, every rock a fountain of water, every star a pillar of fire, and every cloud the one that leads to God”—
(The archeological and the historical writings of the Sanhedrin and Talmud of the Jews. Translated from the ancient parchments and scrolls at Constantinople and the Vatican at Rome.Pages 55-56.”)
In March 1998, we were ushered into the grace of God. The voice of the Son of Man went forth, thus:
“From now you will hear truth that resembles a lie”. He said, it was going to be a war between bench rabbis and Truth - A war of the Word. Truth, of course, prevailed!
On 8th April 2012, the Son of Man, during a thanksgiving service was photographed by a bishop in the church, Bishop Moses Chukwuemeka, who used his handset to take the photograph. Lo and behold, what was seen was the Headstone in fullness. We rejoiced because that fulfilled the voice of the Son of Man that went forth many years ago at the inception of the ministry. The voice said, “I will preach down the headstone.”
Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it. (Zach 4:7, KJV).
Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel's way; it will flatten out before him! Then Zerubbabel will set the final stone of the Temple in place, and the people will shout: 'May God bless it! May God bless it!'" (Zach 4:7, LB).
On the 18th of August, 2012, the Son of Man told some elders to be early to fellowship the following day, Sunday, 19th August 2012 and that He Himself would be very early to fellowship to enable Him look into some delicate cases that might rock the Faith if not properly handled.
When on 19th August 2012, some of the elders came very early as instructed. One of them, a teacher of the word of God, Brother Amankem, used his mobile phone to take the photograph of the beautifully decorated altar. When he looked at what he captured, lo and behold, it was the ORIGINAL BODY OF THE DEITY, THE ELOHIM, having the stature of the Son of Man standing by the pulpit, with his hands resting on the pulpit, in immaculate white. THE THEOPHANY BODY!
Many, many supernatural manifestations of the presence of God have been witnessed in the Son of Man all these years and there is no way they can be exhausted!
“And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. (John 20:30-31, KJV)
“Jesus’ disciples saw him do many other miracles besides the ones told about in this book, but these are recorded so that you will believe that he is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that believing in him you will have life. (John 20:30-31, LB).
“There are also many other signs and miracles which Jesus performed in the presence of the disciples which are not written in this book. But these are written (recorded) in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ (the Anointed One), the Son of God, and that through believing and cleaving to and trusting and relying upon Him you may have life through (in) His name [through Who He is]. John 20:30-31, AMP).
In his disciples' presence Jesus performed many other miracles which are not written down in this book. But these have been written in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through your faith in him you may have life. (John 20:30-31, GNB)
THE SCRIPTURAL COMMISSION OF A MAN OF GOD REVEALS WHO HE IS.
The scriptural commission of a servant of God automatically shows who he is, tells the whole world who he is. In other words, from the scriptural commission of a man of God, you can give him a name. If one comes with a scriptural commission as recorded in Isaiah chapter 14 verse 12, surely we will know he is Lucifer. If one comes with a scriptural commission like the one recorded in Ezekiel chapter 28 verse 19, automatically, we know he is Lucifer. We know that Judas had a scriptural commission, and if anyone should appear on the scene today having scriptural commission like that of Judas, surely we will give him a name. We will know he is Judas incarnate.
PROPHET WILLIAM BRANHAM SAID THAT SPIRIT DOES NOT DIE, RATHER SPIRIT INCARNATES AND REINCARNATES. HE SAID JEZEBEL DIED, BUT THE SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL IS STILL AT WORK. IN OTHER WORDS, HUMAN BEINGS ARE JEZEBEL INCARNATE. AS LONG AS A SPIRIT DOES NOT DIE, REINCARNATION IS A REALITY. JUDAS DIED AS A MAN, BUT JUDAS IS VERY MUCH ALIVE IN OUR MIDST AND IN THE WORLD TODAY. CAIN DIED LONG, LONG TIME AGO, BUT CAIN IS VERY MUCH ALIVE AND IN THE WORLD TODAY. BY THE CHARCTERISTICS OF THE PEOPLE, WE CAN NOW GIVE THEM A NAME. From your character, we will go back to the scriptures and know whose character you are depicting. - SON OF MAN (CHRIST IS REVEALED IN HUMAN FORM NOT TO THE WORLD BUT TO THE TRUE ELECT PAGE 35:7-12)
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. (PSALMS 41:9 KJV)
Even my best friend has turned against me - A man I completely trusted; how often we ate together. (PSALMS 41:9 LB)
Even my own familiar friend, (relied on and was confident), who ate of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me, (PSALMS 41:9 AMP)
Even my best friend, the one I trusted most, the one who shared my food, has turned against me. (PSALMS 41:9 GNB)
Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents. (PSALM 69:25 KJV)
May their homes become desolate and their tents be deserted. (PSALM 69:25 LB)
Let their habitation and encampment be desolate; let no one dwell in their tents. (PSALM 69:25 AMP)
May their camps be left deserted; may no one be left alive in their tents. (PSALM 69:25 GNB)
Let his days be few; and let another take his office. (PSALM 109:8 KJV)
Let his years be few; let his position be given to someone else. (PSALM 109:8 LB)
Let his days be few; and let another take his office and charge (PSALM 109:8 AMP)
May his life soon be ended; may someone else take his job! (Psalm 109:8 GNB)
And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishopric let another take. (ACTS 1:15-16,20 KJV)
During this time, on a day when about 120 believers were present, Peter stood up and addressed them as follows: "Brothers, it was necessary for the Scriptures to be fulfilled concerning Judas, who guided the Temple police to arrest Jesus. This was predicted long ago by the Holy Spirit, speaking through King David. Peter continued, "This was predicted in the book of Psalms, where it says, 'Let his home become desolate, with no one living in it.' And again, 'Let his position be given to someone else.' (ACTS 1:15-16, 20 LB)
Now on one of those days, Peter arose among the brethren, the whole number of whom gathered together was about a hundred and twenty. Brethren he said, it was necessary that the scripture be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the spirit of David, about Judas who acted as guide to those who arrested Jesus. For in the book of psalms it is written, let his place of residence become deserted and gloomy and let there be no one to live in it; and again let another take his position or overseership. (ACTS 1:15-16, 20 AMP)
A few days later, there was a meeting of the believers, about 120 in all, and Peter stood up to speak. My fellow believers; he said, the scripture had to come through in which the Holy Spirit speaking through David, made a prediction about Judas, who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus. For it is written in the book of psalms: may his house become empty, may no one live in it. It is also written, may someone else take his place of service. (ACTS 1:15-16, 20 GNB)
In the scriptures quoted above, there is no name attached. When the man Judas came on the scene and fulfilled these scriptures, it became clear Judas was the one spoken of. So anybody fulfilling the same scripture today is automatically Judas. In other words, a prophecy can be fulfilled in more than one person.
The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. (DEUTERONOMY 18:15, 18-19 KJV)
"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites, and you must listen to that prophet. I will raise up a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites. I will tell that prophet what to say, and he will tell the people everything I command him. I will personally deal with anyone who will not listen to the messages the prophet proclaims on my behalf. (DEUTERONOMY 18:15, 18-19 LB)
The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet from the midst of your brethren like me; to him you shall listen. I will raise up for them a prophet from among brethren like you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak them, all that I command him. And whoever shall not hearken to my words which he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him. (DEUTERONOMY 18:15, 18-19 AMP)
Instead, he will send you a prophet like me from among your own people and you shall obey him. I will send them a prophet like you from among their own people. I will tell him what to say, and he will tell the people everything I command. He will speak in my name and I will punish anyone who refuses to obey him. (DEUTERONOMY 18:15, 18-19 GNB)
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)
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. (ISAIAH 9:6 LB)
For to us, a child is born; a child is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, everlasting Father of eternity, prince of peace. (ISAIAH 9:6 AMP)
A child is born to us, a son is given and he shall be our ruler. He will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Almighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of peace. (ISAIAH 9:6 GNB)
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (ISAIAH 7:14 KJV)
All right then, the Lord himself will choose the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (meaning, 'God is with us’). (ISAIAH 7:14 LB)
Therefore the lord himself shall give you a sign: behold the young woman, who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name, Emmanuel. (God with us) (ISAIAH 7:14 AMP)
Well then, the Lord himself will give you a sign, a young woman who is pregnant, shall give birth to a son and will name him Emmanuel. (ISAIAH 7:14 GNB)
For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. (ACTS 3:22 KJV)
Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up a Prophet like me from among your own people. Listen carefully to everything he tells you.' (ACTS 3:22 LB)
Thus Moses said to the fore fathers, the Lord God will raise up for you a prophet from among your brethren as (He raised up) me; Him you shall listen to and understand by hearing and heed in all things whatever he tells you. (ACTS 3:22 AMP)
For Moses said, “the Lord your God will send you a prophet just as he sent me and he will be of your own people. You are to obey everything that he tells you to do. (ACTS 3:22 GNB)
This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. (ACTS 7:37 KJV)
"Moses himself told the people of Israel, 'God will raise up a Prophet like me from among your own people.' (ACTS 7:37 LB)
It was this (very) Moses who said to the children of Israel, God will raise up for you a Prophet from among your brethren as He raised me up. (ACTS 7:37 AMP)
Moses is the one who said to the people of Israel, ‘God will send you a prophet, just as He sent me and he will be one of your own people’. (ACTS 7:37 GNB)
The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; (ISAIAH 61:1-2 KJV)
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has appointed me to bring good news to the suffering and afflicted. He has sent me to comfort the broken hearted, to announce to captives, and to open the eyes of the blind. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of God's favour to them has come, and the day of his wrath to their enemies. (ISAIAH 61:1-2 LB)
The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the (physical and spiritual) captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord (the year of his favour) and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, (ISAIAH 61:1-2 AMP)
The sovereign God has filled me with his Spirit. He has chosen me and sent me to bring goodnews to the poor, to heal the broken hearted, to announce release to the captives, and freedom to those in prison. (ISAIAH 61:1-2 GNB)
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, this day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. (LUKE 4:18-21 KJV)
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has appointed me to preach Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see; that the downtrodden will be freed from their oppressors and that the time of the Lord's favour has come. "He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. Everyone in the synagogue stared at him intently. Then he said, "This Scripture has come true today before your very eyes!" (LUKE 4:18-21 LB)
The spirit of the Lord (is) upon me, because he has anointed me (the Anointed One, the Messiah) to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; he has sent me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed, (who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity) to proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord (the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound). Then he rolled up the book and gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were gazing (attentively) at him. And he began to speak to them: Today this scripture has been fulfilled while you are present and hearing. (LUKE 4:18-21 AMP)
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has chosen me to bring goodnews to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind and to set free the oppressed, and announce that the time has come when the Lord shall save His people. Jesus rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. All the people in the synagogue had fixed eyes on Him, as He said to them, this passage of the scripture has come true today as you heard it being read. (LUKE 4:18-21 GNB)
The above scriptures are some of many scriptures about the man Jesus. When Jesus came and fulfilled all, it became clear He was the Christ, the prophet, the Messiah.
The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? (JOHN 4:28-29 KJV)
The woman left her water jar beside the well and went back to the village and told everyone, "Come and meet a man who told me everything I ever did! Can this be the Messiah?" (JOHN 4:28-29 LB)
Then the woman left her water jar and went away to the town. And she began telling the people. Come; see a Man who has told me everything that I ever did! Can this be (is not this) the Christ? (Must not this be the Messiah, the Anointed One?) (JOHN 4:28-29 AMP)
Then the woman left her water jar, went back to the town and said to the people there, Come and see the Man who told me everything I have ever done. Could He be the Messiah? (JOHN 4:28-29 GNB)
It was the character of Jesus that made the woman declare that Jesus could be the Christ. Indeed, the scriptural commission of a man of God reveals who he is and his name.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. (MAL 4:5-6 KJV)
"See, I will send you another prophet like Elijah before the coming of the great and dreadful judgement day of God. His preaching will bring fathers and children together again, to be of one mind and heart, for they will know that if they do not repent, I will come and utterly destroy their land." (MAL 4:5-6 LB)
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. And he shall turn and reconcile the hearts of the [estranged] fathers to the [ungodly] children, and the hearts of the [rebellious] children to [the piety of] their fathers [a reconciliation produced by Repentance of the ungodly], lest I come and smite the land with a curse and a Ban of utter destruction. (MAL 4:5-6 AMP)
But before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes, I will send you the prophet Elijah. He will bring fathers and children together again; otherwise, I would have to come and destroy your country. (MAL 4:5-6 GNB)
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. (REV 10:7 KJV)
But that when the seventh angel blew his trumpet, then God's veiled plan - mysterious through the ages ever since it was announced by his servants the prophets – would be fulfilled. (REV 10:7 LB)
But that when the days come when the trumpet call of the seventh angel is about to be sounded, then God's mystery (His secret design, His hidden purpose), as He had announced the glad tidings to His servants the prophets should be fulfilled (accomplished, completed). (REV 10:7 AMP)
But when the seventh angel blows his trumpet, then God will accomplish His secret plan, as He announced to his servants, the prophets. (REV 10:7 GNB)
The above is the scriptural commission of the prophet William Marion Branham, the forerunner of the SON OF MAN, Apostle Peter Odoemena, even as John the Baptist was the forerunner of Jesus the Christ.
In all the scriptures quoted above, the name of the Man of God to fulfil that scripture was not given. However, whenever he appeared, his characteristics dovetailed into that scriptural commission and so, he is identified and given a name! CHRIST IS IDENTIFIED BY HIS CHARACTERISTICS.