SEEING THE TERROR OF GOD, WE PERSUADE ALL MEN TO REPENT
AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST Preached on 10TH August, 2014 At THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD ONITSHA By APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY “Truth has no substitute” ©BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY WORLD-WIDE
I am He that moved in the midst of the seven candle sticks. I have come to wind up the history of the Faith in Christ. Believe in God, Resurrection from the dead, putting on immortality, dwelling with God eternally. In me eternity is revealed.
Believe it if you can...
- The Son of Man
From the Message: WE ARE WAITING FOR TIME (pp. 104)
NOBODY MAKES A SUCCESS UNTIL HE CREATES A NEW ROAD. IF YOU FOLLOW THE PATH ESTABLISHED BY YOUR FATHER, YOU MUST STOP WHERE YOUR FATHER STOPPED. BUT WHEN YOU CREATE YOUR OWN PATH WITH YOUR OWN VISION, A WAY WHICH NOBODY KNOWS BUT YOU, IT HAS NO LIMIT. PURSUE IT VIGOROUSLY BY BEING SELF-DISCIPLINED.
WHEN YOU ARE SELF-DISCIPLINED, DISCIPLINE YOURSELF AND THEN BE FOCUSED. LET YOUR WHOLE ATTENTION AND CARES BE TOWARDS ATTAINING YOUR GOAL. GIVE NO ROOM TO ANY DISTRACTION; DO NOT ALLOW DISTRACTIONS TO COME YOUR WAY. DO NOT EVEN MINGLE WITH FOOLS FOR THEY HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER YOU BUT FOOLISHNESS. IF YOU MUST ASSOCIATE WITH PEOPLE, ASSOCIATE WITH PROGRESSIVE INDIVIDUALS FOR THEY HAVE A LOT TO IMPART IN YOUR LIFE. TURN YOUR EYES FROM ALL NEGATIVE THINKING, ALL NEGATIVE BEHAVIOURS AND THEN SPEAK POSITIVELY, ACT POSITIVELY, THINK POSITIVELY AND WATCH GOD. WE ARE SERVING THE GOD OF POSITIVISM, WHO MAKES EVERY IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE. WHEN OTHERS ARE SAYING IT IS IMPOSSIBLE, YOU WILL SAY IT IS POSSIBLE. IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL YOU HAVE TRIED IT. I DO NOT CARE HOW MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE TRIED AND FAILED. UNTIL I HAVE ATTEMPTED IT, IT IS NOT YET IMPOSSIBLE. EVEN IF I TRIED AND FAILED, IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE. I WILL DISCOVER WHY I FAILED AND TRY IT AGAIN. -SON OF MAN
(FACTS OF LIFE PP. 82 Vs 51-54)
Holy and Righteous is Your Name, thou Great Jehovah that created the heaven and the earth and the fullness therein. There is no God besides You.
2. In Heaven and on earth, beneath the earth, You remaineth the only One and True God, the Great God of all the ages. The I Am that I Am. The Rock of Ages.
3. The only Refuge for His people. The only God that can hear and answer prayers. The only God that is touched by the infirmities of His people. The only Saviour, the only Redeemer, the only Justifier.
4. To You alone we have come to praise you, to worship Your Most Holy Name in the beauty of Holiness because you bid us to come and we responded because of who You are to us.
5. We are adoring You. We are glorifying Your Name because of who You are to us. You are the Supreme Intelligence that controls the whole universe. The Only Righteous Judge. In whom there is no variableness.
6. The Only God that can never be influenced by any man because of his position or anything. For you are no respecter of persons.
7. Father, we bow down and reverence You. We exalt Your Most Holy Name in love. You are rich in mercy. Full of Love. Full of understanding. Full of accommodation for all human weaknesses.
8. To You O! Lord belongeth the victory, the glory, the honour, the thanksgiving, the praise and worship now and even till Eternity through Christ our Lord.
9. To Your Name Oh Lord and not unto us give the glory. To Your Name O! Lord of Host not unto us give the praise. We are just the workmanship of Your hands fashioned Oh God by You. Filled O! God with thy Holy Spirit by You.
10. Whatever we are, whatever we are going to be is nothing but what You have decided to make us. We humble ourselves at Thy feet this morning, and we say Oh Lord, Live forever.
11. Thou that reigneth from Generation to Generation, from ages to ages, live forever. Remain exalted in Your Throne even till eternity for Your Name sake.
12. Father, we have come just as we are. There is nothing we left behind for we believe we are naked before You. Our hearts are open before You. You know even our secret thoughts. You know our dwelling places. You can call us by our names.
13. There is no place we shall hide where Your searching eyes will not see us. We have examined ourselves, our consciences even the way we walked through out last week.
14. We come before You Oh God for a new anointing. We come before You peradventure we misbehaved ourselves in one way or the other. Forgive every iniquity.
15. May Your Love and Mercy project towards Your children. Refill us once again with the earnest of thy Holy Spirit that we will live in Your presence forever and ever. Cast us not away for we are the flock of thy pasture. If You should cast us away, where will You send us to? To whom else shall we go seeing that You alone, thou Great Christ of all the ages have the words of eternal life?
16. And we are sure and certain. And we have come because of thy words of eternal life. No more. No less. Therefore Lord, establish us firmly in Your presence. With Thy Mighty Arms that stretcheth out Oh God preserve us and protect us.
17. Give us victory over trials and temptations of life. Lord Divine, thank You for the journey mercies we enjoyed this day and the previous days.
18. Thank You for those that are still on the highways. Be with them all through. Visit every local assembly in Your own way. Touch all of us with the touch of Love.
19. Globally Oh God, unite all Your elect to the Godhead. And save all of us to the utmost. We pray specifically for those that are in the trouble zones. Not only in Nigeria but worldwide.
20. For in every nation, whosoever that feareth and honoureth Your Name, honoureth Your word, the same is made acceptable unto You. There are still too many of them that are afar off.
21. You know all of them, for You are the one that posted them there. Lord, we pray for them. May none of their hair even touch the ground until they have been declared saved, secured in Christ eternally.
22. Lord, we really thank You this day. For the work You have initiated in our lives. We pray that you never stop it half way. You will accomplish it so that in the end, all glory and honour will be ascribed to Your Most Holy Name alone.
23. Thou Great Jehovah that ruleth over the affairs of men, may You never share Your glory with any human being. Let thy glory and honour be thine and thine alone.
24. This day Oh God, revive us once again and we shall live in Your presence. Let Your Spirit have His way over the whole camp. Have Your way Oh God. Father, we bow down and decree out of our midst all evil anointing, all evil insinuation that are likely to poison our heart or distract our attention away from You.
25. Whatsoever that will nullify Your word in our hearts, may You never permit that thing to penetrate. Build a strong hedge around every fellowship centre that is called by Your Name against all such attacks. Build a hedge around our families against such attacks.
26. Concerning the dreaded diseases and pestilences that are now upon the earth and more of such things that are likely to come. For we believe heaven and earth shall pass away, Your words can never pass away.
27. We believe Oh God that greater than Ebola disease is on the way. In all, God we pray, in every dwelling place where it has pleased You Oh God to place Your children, may all these dreaded diseases and pestilences never by day or by night come around their dwelling places. May all their dwelling places be secured.
28. Father, we believe it is punishment from You which You had already Father, prophesied that we should wait for it. But it is not for us. Whether it is by bodily contact, by air, by water, in any form or shape, let it come by atomic bomb, or nuclear emissions, it is not for You, it is not for Your people.
29. It is not for us. Father, we say NO! Those things belong to the children of the world. Children of disobedience who do not honour You. Who do not reverence You. Who do not worship You. They are not for You and Your children.
30. For You had already decreed it that I and My children whom the Lord had given unto Me, we are going to be for signs and wonders in this generation. Lord, let it be according to thy promise. And upon Your promise we stand this morning.
31. Father, we have possessed our possession. Nothing shall ever disarm us of this possession. Let it be the heritage of all Your children. Not only in Nigeria but worldwide.
32. Father, we really thank You this morning for we believe we are serving the only prayer answering God. For the scripture made it clear that the reason why the entire world come to you with prayers and supplications is because they believe You hear and answer prayers.
33. And you say Oh Lord and I quote, “concerning that which I am able to do, command ye Me.” You ask us a question: I am the Lord God Almighty, the God of all flesh. Is there anything impossible for Me to do?
34. For with God, all things are possible. And to those that believe also, all things are possible. For when we believe, there shall be a performance of that which is promised by God. If you believe it say AMEN. Amen!!!
35. Lord, we really thank You because You have heard our prayers. Be thou exalted forever through Christ our Lord we pray. Amen!!!
CONDEMNATION BY REPRESENTATION
Be thou exalted, be thou exalted, be thou exalted Oh God, be thou exalted, be thou exalted, be thou exalted Oh God.
2. Remain blessed brethren. We thank God for everything. It is a pleasure meeting all of you healthier, livelier, very much more revived than ever. There is no better place we can stay and rejoice if not in the presence of God.
3. To God be the glory for everything He has done and for all He promised He will do. The whole world is in turmoil. Everywhere is shaking and quaking.
4. People are afraid of their lives. People are running helter-skelter. I remembered many years back, the Lord said, “In no distance time, with your eyes, you will see that no drug will be effective as far as the trouble of health is concerned.”
5. There is no pharmacist, there is no company that will bring or manufacture or discover or invent any drug that can be trustworthy. All human efforts must surely fail.
6. The moment God starts visiting the health sector, you will know that the end is near. Because the next thing will be the extermination of everything that breaths. Extermination of everything that breaths. Just get ready. With your eyes, you will see the destruction of the wicked.
7. Before I will give you the message by way of putting you in remembrance, I will like us to examine our relationship with Christ first which is the only hiding place.
8. There is no other escape route if not through Christ. If you are not hiding under the Rock of Ages, let Me tell you, you are exposed to all these troubles that are about to come.
9. This is not the end yet, rather, this is the beginning of the woes. If you can remember the day the Son of Man made a proclamation when Pope Francis went to the Middle East and united all religions. And till now, all religions have become one. A good number of people took the mark of the beast ignorantly.
10. And the prophet William Branham prophesied it ahead of time that, in the latter times, a good number of innocent men and women will be ignorantly roped into the system. And this is condemnation by representation.
11. When you are represented in a body, automatically, you belong to that body. You have subscribed to it. It was upon that backdrop that I still emphasize, say it without mincing words.
12. Whether they will believe it or not. Even if they implement it, it is not the remedy. Nigeria is an Islamic country. As long as we are represented in the Organization of Islamic Countries, we are paying our dues, we have our membership there, everything. What else?
13. We know about the United Nations (UN). We know about the headquarters and everything. None of you has ever been there. But Nigeria as a nation is a member of the UN. A union!
14. It is such a hopeless thing that once the industry is granted certificate, authority to operate, all that belong to that industrial group have checked into that union. But where you see the context of the union and it does not sink well with you, the law make a provision that you have the right to opt out in writing.
15. We call it “Check out.” BUT CHECKING IN IS AUTOMATIC. CHECKING OUT IS OPTIONAL. Have you seen it? That is why; nobody compels anybody to be a member of any union or association. The constitution says it.
16. It is only automatic in the sense that the industrial group has been given the authority to operate as a union by the Registrar of Trade Union.
17. Thus, all industries in that group are now believed to be operating under that umbrella. This is the reason why a good number of universities can check out of ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) without anybody troubling them.
18. You cannot go to court with anybody. There is nothing you called union if not to better the welfare of the workers. But unfortunately, it is not like that.
19. Who betters your welfare? Your employer! Finish! Whether you call it strike, sit down, walkout and this and that, your employer has the final say. If you disturb him so much, he knows what to do.
20. We will equally go back to same register of Trade Unions and the union will be completely proscribed. It ceases to exist. The certificate revoked. Hence, when you know your right and privileges, you can operate as a free being. Nobody will disturb you.
21. As long as Nigeria has not opted out of OIC, it is still biding. As long as Nigeria has not withdrawn its membership from UN, we are still member of the UN. This is how it works. Thus, it is condemnation by representation.
22. AS LONG AS THE SON OF MAN HAS NOT CARRIED THE WHOLE BRIDAL FAITH INTO THE CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA OR PENTECOSTAL FEDERATION OF NIGERIA OR AFRICAN INSTITUTED CHURCHES OF NIGERIA, YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES.
23. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE IMAGE NEITHER DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE REALITY. WHETHER SHADOW OR IMAGE, DO NOT CARE. YOU ARE A GROUP AWAY FROM ALL. THE CLOUD IS HERE!
24. That is why the prophet said, often times, people will rope themselves with something that is greater than them, which they cannot take away from their neck again. The same way, people worship the devil ignorantly.
25. People take the mark of the beast ignorantly. Do you know that people worship the devil ignorantly? Yes sir! The reason why the devil is keeping quiet is that he knows that they are fostering his interest. The devil is only afraid of this little group. Amen.
DOES NOT NATURE EVEN TEACH YOU?
Our Apostle Ojiakor came from Enugu with a compendium he collected from the website. And the man that uploaded the thing is a Presbyterian. Remember in the message titled “Cry Out Against the System”, it behoves on the Presbyterian Church to write to Apostle Paul telling him to reduce the standard, to lower the message a little.
2. That the way he is over attacking other groups and this and that giving the impression that they are no longer Christians, that that will make him very unpopular. And his message very unpopular.
3. They said, “Can you imagine attacking Diotrephes, Hymenaeus and Alexandra calling even their names.
4. Don’t you know they will hate you? Come let us reason together. We will teach you how to mellow it down and then co-operate with the other Churches for all of us are sons and daughters of God. We are pursuing the same interest.”
5. St. Paul laughed at them. It has always been like that. A Presbyterian has taken it upon himself, went to the website to highlight too many things, came to William Branham read something.
6. He wrote about William Branham. He told lies about William Branham. Even the first statement, we countered it there. We never knew that some people had already countered it.
7. But when he got to Nigeria, he said “Apostle Peter Odoemena only.” And then made only one statement. The thing hooked him. He could not go further. He could not call Him God; he could not call Him devil. He could not tell people to believe or not to believe. The thing choked him for he knew that God was with William Branham. Let us see the thing. Look at it.
8. The whole of the collection, the man took time to write concerning Nostradamus, Francis, this present Pope and many, many things. Quoting past events.
9. WILLIAM BRANHAM. He said, “This dead teacher and prophet believed he was the angel of Revelation chapter 3 verse 14 and Revelation chapter 10 verse 7, who was born of a virgin as Elijah.”
10. That is not true. The prophet never made such a claim that he was born of a virgin. And let Me just say it: Elijah was not born of a virgin. John the Baptist was not born of a virgin. But John was the first son and only son of Zechariah and Elizabeth.
11. You see, that man and William Branham, who is a liar? The man! Who is now a liar? The man! Thus, we have also faulted the man. Let’s fault him more and more. “...this dead teacher believed he was the angel of Revelation 3:14.”
12. And there was no scripture; there was no message where the prophet said he was the angel messenger of Revelation 3:14. It does not exist. It is Revelation 10:7, St. Luke 17, Malachi chapter 4 verse 4 and 5. This message proclaimed the message loud and clear.
13. Have you considered the end time Message, have you considered Malachi 4, Revelation 10:7 and St. Luke 17 proclaimed this message, loud and clear the voice went forth. Malachi 4, Revelation 10:7 and St. Luke 17 proclaim this message loud and clear.
14. Thus, the man told lies for we saw William Branham parents. We knew about the father who was a railway worker and many other things. We saw his relations. We knew what took place when his uncle died. He was a Baptist pastor. We can tell how he married his first wife, second wife and things like that. Thus, this man is a blasphemer.
15. This very teacher and prophet believed he was the very angel of Revelation 3:14 who was born of a virgin as Elijah, come back to earth and that the only true evidence of possessing the Holy Spirit was following him.
16. Was it true? No sir! The prophet never said so. He said, “Believe the word, stay with the word for that is the Holy Spirit.” He never pointed any man. He said, “I am pointing you to the thing that is there not because I am involved.”
17. “He teaches the following:” “The Zodiac is equal in authority with the Bible.” Sure! The first Bible God wrote is nature. For Jesus Christ was accused by Caiaphas of using nature more than the Talmud.
18. Even St. Paul who told all the Churches does not even nature teach you. Hold it there because this is our Sunday school we want to read together. Every word from the Son of Man is a part of the Sunday school. Sure!
19. Now, let Me talk to everybody briefly as I address My family over certain things. When St. Paul said, “Does not nature even teach you that it is a shameful thing for a man to wear long hair? But if a woman is blessed with a long hair, it is a thing of glory.”
20. Brethren, if I should wear long hair just as this sister is wearing here, you will thinking that I want to act film. Automatically, I have become an actor. It is a part of African Magic. But look at sister beautifying herself with it.
21. Even if we take away this weave-on, women cherish their hair more than any other thing. That is why when a woman is trying to become stubborn, the first punishment the parent will give her is to shave her hair. When you shave her, you have humbled her. You have humiliated her.
22. Watch, when a woman makes a mistake in the hairdressing salon, or in the plaiting shop, she rushes back either to untie it or to cover it with something else because she cherishes it.
23. And wherever they gather as womenfolk, watch. They are either gathering to admire their hair-do or the style of their dresses. It gives them sleepless nights.
24. Hence, they start from infancy to plait the hair of their female ones. Sometimes, they put beads. Teaching them from infancy to learn how to beautify themselves because they are females. Am I making sense? Yes sir!
25. I mean, nature teaches this one very well. THERE ARE TOO MANY OTHER THINGS NATURE TEACHES. THAT IS WHY, ANYBODY THAT IS MISBEHAVING, HE IS MISBEHAVING BECAUSE HE WANTS TO, NOT THAT HE DOES NOT KNOW THE TRUTH.
26. WHETHER ADULT OR INFANT, YOU ARE GOING TO MEET IT AT ANY POINT IN TIME. IF YOU DO NOT MEET IT TODAY, YOU WILL MEET IT TOMORROW.
27. BY NATURE, GOD MADE IT THAT NO MATTER HOW BIG, HOW HUGE, HOW FAT A WOMAN MAY BE, IF SHE WANTS TO HAVE CHILDREN, IF SHE MUST ENJOY HER MARITAL BED, SHE MUST BE ON THE GROUND; THE MAN MUST BE ON TOP.
28. ONLY THEN WILL SHE FEEL COMFORTABLE. PLACE A MAN ON THE GROUND AND PLACE A WOMAN ON TOP, ONE, THE WOMAN WON’T STAY LONG. SHE WILL BE COMPLAINING. THE MAN WILL EVEN DIE. THE MAN WILL BE CRYING AGAINST THE WEIGHT. NO, NO, NO, WAIT, WAIT. NO, NO, NO, WAIT, WAIT.
29. But a woman can stay under from morning till morning. Every day. Hence, you see prostitutes in the hotel. They are never tired for they are staying where they should stay. Am I making sense? Yes sir!
30. Experience teaches more than this. This is how nature made it. God placed a man on top. That is why, a man that is as a size of a rat can marry one as big as Sister Shedrach and still reproduce.
31. Carry it to the lower, lower animals. Have you ever seen a toad before? A female toad and the male toad which one is smaller in size? The male toad.
32. That is why, the female toad loves carrying the male toad on the back. It does not joke with it. Instead of that, if it is load, let it carry it anyhow. She does not want to hear any story.
33. That is why our people said that the toad said to her children that, “Whoever that is privileged to have a husband should carry her husband on her back. If it is considered a heavy load, let it be.
34. As soon as you drop him, another woman who knows his value must carry him immediately.” Is there truth there? Yes sir! Put your hands together for the Son of Man. This one is not in the Bible word for word. But it is written in between the lines of the scripture. I am telling you the truth.
35. When there was no Bible, there was nothing called the word of God, people worshipped God. For the Word of God was in God. That is why He says, “Whosoever God sends, speaks the Word of God, for God is in Him.
36. He did not say Anybody God send will come and read something that was written this and that. No! Nothing like that. When you know the truth, you will be firmly established. The cloud is here.
37. Let Me tell you something. Do not allow the devil into fooling you to believed in that at this very point, the Son of Man who has never deceived you from the beginning until the Godhead came down, the fullness of the Elohim came down, will at this closing hours of the history of the whole world lead you into error.
38. Put your hands in the Bible, it is not there. Put your hands in any available history, it is not there. For God has no uncompleted project with His people.
39. We are not competing with any group. They can criticise us, they can say whatever they want, It is their right. We are almost at the end of the road. And we will know who is who.
40. GOD IS ABOUT TO RECOGNISE HIS PEOPLE PUBLICLY. HE IS ABOUT TO RECOGNISE THE JEWELS PUBLICLY. TO MAKE A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: A SHOW OF THE BRIDE, WITH FULL ARRAY.
41. Any moment from now, the Bride will be presented to the whole world together with her children. And they will see the jewels God collected from here. It is not by our own making, it is the Lord’s doing. Thus, we give Him the whole glory because He reigns forever.
42. Look at what the man said. We are disproving him. “...Number two: The coming Kingdom of God means taking dominion of the earth by Joel’s army or manifested sons of God.”
43. No! There was no message where William Branham said or mentioned anything Joel’s army. Joel has no army. There is no army in the book of Joel that will possess the earth.
44. But William Branham made it clear that sons and daughters of God must possess this earth. And the Son of Man confirmed it. God and His people must reign upon this earth.
45. Then, it will bring to pass what the prophet that said, “The Kingdom of the earth has become the Kingdom of God and His children.” God and His people must reign in righteousness. It is scripture. I confirmed it to be true. But he never said, “Joel’s army.” No! If he said so, the Son of Man would have preached “Jewel’s army.”
46. “...These are an army of his followers who are god-men, his followers are still waiting for his resurrection.” Are you not waiting for the resurrection of the dead saints? We are! What makes William Branham’s own an extra ordinary one?
47. This man does not believe God. Maybe he does not believe in the resurrection of the dead. For William Branham’s followers that are still alive to still wait for his resurrection, it is proper. It is proper!
48. I am waiting for the day I will shake his hands because I believe he fulfilled his ministry. On that day when the saints of God that are died in Christ will come back to life, William Branham will be among the first fruits that will come out from the grave for he fulfilled his ministry. Finish!
49. “...Since it is often true that nonbeliever often twist the words of belief of others,...”
50. Non-believers! They are referring to those that believe William Branham to be non-believers for not following the ecumenical way – ecumenical teaching.
51. You know, as long as you are in this faith, other denominations see you as heathens. The same way you see them as heathens.
52. Can you imagine the testimony reaching Me on Saturday night that Deacon Vin’s most senior brother confessed before many witnesses at Nsukka that for the first time, he is beginning to accept Deacon Vin as a child of God.
53. That before now, that he has been seeing him as an occult man. If not for this marriage that was contracted, in other words, Deacon Vin was responsible for all the calamities in their family which even started before Deacon Vin was born.
54. Can you see where they are now placing you? But before now, he has been a pagan. You are a pagan to Roman Catholic. You are a pagan to anybody in the Pentecostal. You are a pagan to Anglican man. A pagan in every aspect of human life.
55. Look, let me tell you, I want to narrow it down. William Branham was labelled a false prophet. His members are non-believers because he never identified with the clergy in his day and his people did not identify with the clergy.
56. The clergy belongs to the system. Separated by names, united in the system. If I can put on the uniform meant for clergy men, with the purple, maybe with the big cap and things like that or dress in suit with every kind of decoration that is associated with them, automatically, I have become a man of God. Everybody will reverence Me.
57. But for looking like a mad man and refuse to identify with them even if I dress cooperate, holding the contrary view, I am a pagan.
58. A woman was preaching on My street the other time. A woman whose stubbornness was even written on her face. And she was accusing everybody saying, “You say you are a man of God, you say you are raising children of God but you drink alcohol.
59. Every time you carry beer. Your people drink palm wine. How can a child of God drink alcohol?” She was preaching in the public doing God a service outside the will of God.
60. Who is a sinner before God? Is it the drunkard or that woman? That woman! Can you see? Because we do not follow her way, we are heathens before her. But she does not know the meaning of a heathen.
61. Who is operating outside the will of God? That woman! Who is incurring God’s course? That woman! Who is deceiving the world? That woman! Jezebel religion.
62. Better know these truths. When you know these truths, you will be happy. Whatever you want to call us, call us. God said from the very beginning, it is your right, exercise it.
63. Look at it, they said, the non-believer, are now defending William Branham. Nonbelievers are defending William Branham.
64. ...Since it is often true that non-believers often twist the words or believe of others, I must mention that the followers claim that the above characterization is false. Where is their responsibility which they claim? Number one: Virgin birth. He did not claim to be born of a virgin.
65. Two: Evidence of the Holy Spirit. He urged people to follow the word not him. Authority of the Zodiac: He said that God wrote His first Bible in the heavens and that He shows things in heaven before they touch the earth.” Is it not true? It is sir! “...but the only authority is the written word of God.”
66. “Resurrection: While a few people believe Branham will come back before the resurrection, the vast majority of over three million members do not believe that.
67. Manifestation of the Son of God: This is a scriptural belief according to a believer. Bible thus said that we will all become sons of God. Perhaps, the non-believers see a deeper meaning in their abbreviation of the concept. But taken at its face value, it is biblical.
68. But the scriptures said, “Now are we sons and daughters of God. It does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears, we shall be like him for we shall see him as he is”
69. Therefore, it will be fair to say that the vast majority of his followers do not make any messianic claim about it that deserves a lot of criticism.”
70. “Peter Odoemena Nigeria: He claims that Branham is the forerunner who came to introduce Him and He is God. Name any title of God and He has claimed it.” Finish! Any other thing there? No sir! Thus, that is the much he wrote. Brethren, put your hands together!
71. He should have refuted it. He should have refuted it, cancelled it using scripture or using his opinion. But he was afraid. For never has a man born of a woman trailed this path. Not even Branham.
72. He should have told the whole world that this man is making a false claim using scriptures, using events to cancel it so that people will not believe Him.
73. But in the attempt to talk about Him, He has now magnified Him because he must have gone through the website proper. He compared William Branham, he compared this. He compared scripture, he compared prophecies because being a Presbyterian, he is a clergy man. He held his peace. He bridled his own tongue. He held himself.
74. Mention the name of the man. This was compiled by Lavena Catercy, Editor. March 2008.
75. To God be the glory. We are here to tell you the truth. We do not fool anybody. He has known the truth, but there is no way he can talk. He only just threw the word, look at this name from Nigeria and look at what he know about Him. No more, no less.
76. But to William Branham, the Son of Man has preached more than William Branham. William Branham uploaded nothing in the web. If you want to know about the Son of Man, the Bridal faith, you do not need anybody to take you there. You go there and explore the websites.
77. This man, after his exploration, this is what he could say. This is the much he could document. If I could see him, I will say, “My friend, what is your opinion then? Do you believe He is God? Or, do you say He is not God? Do you believe He is making a false claim or that He is claiming right? Say something.” You must say something.
78. Has he said anything? No! There is nothing that can be credited to him as his observation. To God be the glory.
79. The cloud is in the camp. Let Me tell you. God made it clear. Every man’s attempt to counter this faith will end at confirming it. To God be the glory.
WATCH AND WAIT
We want to examine our relationship with Christ, before we can go into the message of the hour to know what God said concerning the hour, where people are running helter-skelter.
2. Last week, we woke up one morning, according to my sales clerk, she said, “In their own area at Okpoko, Catholics youth carried their loud speakers, one morning on their vehicles and were running on the streets.
3. There at St Luanga’s Catholic Church, they ordered all the people that came for morning service back home to go and take their bath with salt and drink salt. And they implemented it to the letter.
4. By the time she finished, another one said, “In their own, they were told that they should go and take at least hundred pieces of bitter kola every day. I said, “Okay, thank you.”
5. The woman that came to purchase few items said, “In their own, they said they should use Cameroon pepper and salt to bath. Use palm oil as pomade.” Fine!
6. If I had not warned you seriously, many would have become victims. I earlier warned before these things started coming. That once things like this begin to happen, emergency doctors will emerge. Mostly, from among the clergy.
7. The honourable minister of health has already instructed that, “Whosoever that propagated these fallacies should be arrested and brought to book.”
8. Be very careful everybody. Ebola disease is real. It is a part of the punishment from God. The real thing has not yet come. I told you, in no distant time, people’s eyes will be peeling off their head while they are alive.
9. Somebody will be alive; his eyes will be peeling off from its sockets. In no distant time, another epidemic is coming that will bring about what I called or the Bible called putrefying sores all over human flesh.
10. A sort of decaying and smelly sore that will cover the whole of the victim’s body. The person cannot wear any cloth on his or her body. Any form of clothing will end up peeling the person’s flesh.
11. Then there is one that is on the way right now which will ravage the whole earth and bring about the much dreaded famine that will ravage the inhabitants of the earth.
12. There is going to be a worldwide invasion of locust. And these locusts will eat off all green leaves and eat up the flesh of anybody that is fair complexion like Brother Anayo and many of them here. All the whites must be eaten up.
13. From now, expect the invasion of the whole earth by wild animals that will have human faces.
14. They will have four legs. You will know that they are beasts. But their faces will resemble that of human beings making it impossible for anybody to fight or to kill any of them. They will attack mankind.
15. There is no type of punishment that God will not unleash to this generation. For there has never been any generation that committed evil in the sight of God more than this wicked generation. And the Lord vowed that this generation can never go unpunished.
16. He never promised He will wake up one morning to wipe them off. The Lord said, “He must torment the world stage by stage.”
17. It will come to a point where the Word of God will come to pass that the dead are by far better off than the living. A day is coming when nobody will bury any corpse again. The Lord said so and it must come to pass.
18. Let it be known to you that here in Nigeria already, the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigeria Armed Forces, His Excellency Goodluck Jonathan had already made it a law or a decree or whatever you like call it.
19. He has announced it over the radio that from now henceforth, the carrying of corpses – caskets, or whatever from one state to another, from village to village is hereby prohibited.
20. Anywhere anybody dies, you burry the person there. It is not if somebody dies in Nsukka, you carry the body to Enugu. That is not all.
21. That any family that makes a mistake of burying anybody without presenting a medical certificate – death certificate duly examined and signed by a recognised medical practitioner that handled the patient, all that were involved in that burial must be arrested and quarantined because of this disease whose name sounds like “good morning” in Igbo Language.
22. Greater than leprosy is here. Greater than HIV and AIDS is here. Greater than SARS is here. Greater than Bird Flu is here. But one greater than Ebola is around the corner.
23. They are calling for prayers to stop it. I said, “They are stupid.” Instead of inviting the man of God on the scene who will tell them what to do, they are talking of prayers. I say to them, “Keep on praying. Let them continue praying.”
24. We do not mention Chibok girls anymore. That one is now in the cooler. The attention of the government has been diverted away from Chibok girls.
25. The unifying prayers rendered for them, everything useless. The more they prayed, the more captors were waxing. Something is in the offing. I want to tell you something today.
26. First and foremost, let us listen to the Word of God. After which, if time permits, I will tell you that the entire world is now in turmoil.
27. America is set to expect their own invasion by war, by diseases and pestilences. By war, first. Then, something will follow war. Things are really happening. We are forging ahead.
28. Remember, you have been placed in your sanctified estate where your duty is to watch and wait as events unfold on a day to day basis, as the Lord will lock and unlock people’s hearts, using them to fulfil His programs. He said, “You watch and wait.” There is no other thing you are expected to do.
29. I banned those that come to my house yesterday from discussing Ebola disease, because if you discuss it so much, I will use words of the mouth to inject it into your body.
30. Because foolish people, average minded people, this is their field day. They have become advertisers, marketers. Unpaid advertisers of Ebola. Unpaid marketers. Discussion wherever they gather is Ebola disease. BECAUSE AVERAGE MINDED PEOPLE DISCUSS EVENTS. SOUND MINDS DISCUSS IDEAS. My friend, how many bitter kola have you taken? He will tell you that he has taken forty.
31. I want to talk about bitter kola. It is not a good seed for anybody to consume. Nothing reduces human immunity more than bitter kola. Instead of bitter kola to help you to resist that disease, it will now break down your immune system, making you susceptible to the attack. If you do not know, know it.
32. That is why, if you are a habitual eater of bitter kola, if you are stung by scorpion, you are dying. If snake bites you, you are dying. If a mad dog bites you, you are dying. There is no type of anti-rabies; there is no type of preventive toxoid that can work in your system because your immune system is already broken down.
33. You are already harbouring the poison yourself but you do not know. Anybody that eats bitter kola all the time, if he is stung by scorpion, he will die. If he is bitten by dog, he will die instantly.
34. Look at what it does. It is worst than kola – ordinary kola. It contains a dangerous chemical that does not even work even with orthodox medicine.
35. If you are taking it and you are injected, before the needle is removed, you are dead already. Don’t you know about it? Many have died in the hands of doctors without disclosing it. Some eat it, while some soak it inside kai-kai and drank to their satisfaction before going to the hospital. Once they are given injection, they die instantly.
36. One that take bitter kola does not take orthodox drugs. If you are taking orthodox drugs, you do not take bitter kola. If you are taking bitter kola, you do not take orthodox drugs till after sometimes.
37. Let Me show you what the thing does. It can help to clear your nasal cavity. It can help to clear a little of your cough by helping you to scoop the thing out. Why?
38. It contains a dangerous chemical that stimulate heat in the body. Just take one bitter kola as we are here now, within ten minutes, you will be sweating profusely.
39. Please, if anybody is telling you to eat that nonsense as a remedy for Ebola or this and that, tell the person that he is crazy. Please, stop going to the website to lift whatever you are seeing there.
40. Foolish people are posting them there. The same way, they commanded their members to use their handsets to distribute the false information.
41. Yesterday, the newspaper had it that the use of that salt in bathing and in drinking caused more death in Nigeria yesterday than Ebola disease. How many people are hospitalised in Jos? How many died?
42. These were the people that came to focus. What of other places that are yet to be monitored? Let us be very, very careful. Don’t ever listen to those silly, silly ideas people are propagating.
43. Now, one seed of bitter kola is about hundred naira in Lagos. They are making brisk money. We were told that a particular general superintendent of a Church has changed the style saying, “That it is not domestic salt, it is a spiritual salt which he markets in his Church.”
44. He has family pack, he has company pack, he has individual pack. The price ranges from five thousand to one thousand five hundred. A small packet sealed in a waterproof. People capitalizing on everything to make money all in the name of Jesus.
45. Do not worry; you will see a new Olive Oil they will be packaging. And you know where these things are coming from. If it is not from Enugu, it is from Lagos. The two deadly centres where our governors and those that are in authority are patronizing.
46. Did I mention their names? No sir! I know, if it does not come from Enugu, it is coming from Lagos. The cloud is here. Sure!
47. Say “No” to those nonsenses. But, do you know it is very delicate to use salt to take your bath. You are injecting acid into your system more than your body requires.
48. I want to tell you by My own little experience, this salt you are using is sodium chloride. That is why, if you can just spread a little quantity of salt on naked iron, leave it there in the air, in the morning, come and see. It must corrode the iron. It will rust immediately.
49. That is why any iron the woman use in the kitchen, a little while, it will rust and her stove. What causes the rusting is salt.
50. Let Me tell you, without the oil, vegetables and many other things women use in their cooking, no human being will eat salt and live. Salt serves no purpose in your system if not helping you to know the taste of your food.
51. That is why there are certain ailments somebody will be passing through, he will be completely forbidden from taking salt. Is it a lie? No sir! There are certain ailments somebody will be passing through, he will be forbidden from taking salt.
52. I know there are some that like salt and they will say, “So, there is truth in this thing.” For there are places where salt causes quarrel. Salt causes quarrel. There are some women that lick salt like sheep. Then lick salt like sheep.
53. She will put as much as one cup of salt while cooking. Is there anything that spoils the taste of food more than salt? If pepper is in excess, we will be taking water to counter the effect of the pepper.
54. Once food is salty, diluting it with water makes it worse. Even the little taste of the food will be lost. The person who was served with this kind of salty food will end it using his leg to kick away the rubbish.
55. What am I saying? Sodium chloride is not a chemical you should use to bath. If you are tempted to take your bath, please, go for sanitizers, antiseptics like dettol, savlon, Izal and the rest of them.
56. Ordinarily, I have recommended all these things for your personal hygiene, in cleansing your toilet, cleansing your houses, even putting a little quantity while taking your bath.
57. Doctors use them in the clinics to sanitize the environment. Use those things, they are proper. Use your Jik, use your harpic, use all those things. Make sure your toilet is clean. Your environment is clean.
58. Cleanliness, is it not a teaching we received from God? Health is wealth. Thus, coming out to tell Me that because you are maintaining a filthy surroundings, that is why you are likely to contact Ebola. I will say “No.” I will say No.
59. Those diseases have nothing to do with filthy environment. But still, filthy environment is sinful in the sight of God. A seed of God should be clean all round. Clean in your heart, clean in your dressing, clean in your homes. Everywhere, neat.
60. It reduces the incidences of contacting contagious (infectious) diseases. If you watch people that contact this Conjuctivitis, that is Apollo, and spread it everywhere. Watch the environment, it is very dirty.
61. Once this disease is associated with virus, the hand of God is there. After all, catarrh is virus. Cough is also caused by virus, even measles. They have their remedy. I am of the opinion and I still maintain it that every incurable disease is from God.
62. If it is contacted through filthy environment, what can you say about the scavengers? All the rubbish you empty on the road, people carry them. There are people that make a living out of those things.
63. They have no other occupation other than carrying our refuse. Is it not true? Even where they normally dump them in the general public burrow, you see people working there. What can you say about this ANSEPA people that used trucks?
64. There is no kind of rubbish including human excreta that they do not carry. Some carry decomposed human bodies, animal bodies. Merely inhaling, the stench from that place can never give you Ebola.
65. Rather, they are likely to have some physical defects such as stomach amoebiasis.
66. And it is through inhaling the odour which emanates from those rubbishes that inject into the body is what we called “Radicals.” Free radicals that disturb the system from time to time.
67. The same way, if you are asthmatic, you dare not follow a vehicle that is letting out unburnt gas. It will be shocking you. It is poisonous. That is how all these things operate.
68. Better know these truths and stop panicking. If you panic while I am here, what if I leave the scene tomorrow? If I say do not panic, I am saying do not panic to those that believe in the Son of Man, not those that do not believe in Him.
69. Let Me tell you. The greatest way of preventing any contagious disease, is by spreading the right preventive information. How can you tell me never to come near a donkey or monkey or chimpanzee or bat, that I should not allow saliva of bat to enter My mouth?
70. Am I kissing bat? Do I kiss bat? Do I kiss monkey? Do I kiss chimpanzee? Because it has changed from the meat to the saliva. You should know the country where people play with monkey to the extent that monkey will spit into the persons mouth. This man that died, Patrick Sawyer: Did any Gorilla spit into his mouth.
71. The truth is that something greater than medical science is on the ground and it has posed a great challenge to them. The committee has been setup. Our honourable professor Morris Iwu is a member of the committee.
72. He was the one that was attempting to propagate the mysterious medicinal value of bitter kola. But he ended at nothing. He had an inclusive research. Thus, we have set it aside.
73. PLEASE, GOD IS IN CONTROL. THE GREATEST IMMUNIZATION THE SON OF MAN RECOGNISES IS GOOD FOOD. GOOD FOOD, CLEAN ENVIRONMENT AND CLEAR CONSCIENCE.
74. THERE IS NO EFFICACIOUS IMMUNIZATION TO COMPARE TO. GOOD FOOD, CLEAN ENVIRONMENT AND CLEAR CONSCIENCE. BE AT PEACE WITH EVERYBODY. THEN, YOU WILL BE AT PEACE WITH YOURSELF.
75. IF ANYBODY IS GIVING YOU ANOTHER VACCINE GREATER THAN THIS, THAT PERSON IS A STARK PAGAN. GO HOME AND THINK ABOUT IT. TRY TO PUT IT IN PRACTICE. SANITISE YOUR HOUSE, SANITISE YOUR ENVIRONMENT, SANITISE YOUR HEARTS, TAKE GOOD FOOD.
76. GOOD FOOD MEANS, THAT ONE WHICH YOUR BODY CHERISHES. GOOD FOOD DOES NOT MEAN BUYING MEAT, BUYING THIS AND THAT. WHY YOU DELIGHT IN EATING MEAT, SOME PEOPLE MAY HATE IT.
77. NOTHING IMPROVES YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM MORE THAN GOOD FOOD. THE GOOD FOOD MIGHT BE VEGETABLES. THEY MIGHT BE FRUITS, THEY MIGHT BE SEEDS, THEY MIGHT BE ANYTHING. SO, MAKE SURE YOU FEED YOUR FAMILY WELL. FEED YOUR FAMILY WELL WITH WHAT? BALANCED DIET. BALANCED DIET!
78. ONCE THE BLOOD IS STRONG, THERE IS NO WAY THAT ENEMY CAN COME IN. THE BLOOD THAT IS STRONG HAS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANYTHING SICKNESS. BECAUSE THERE IS SOMETHING GOD PLACED IN MAN BY NATURE THAT COMBATS EVERY ANTIBODY.
79. THAT IS WHY I BELIEVE, PEOPLE THAT OBEY MY WORD CAN SURVIVE EVEN THE MOST INTRACTABLE DISEASES.
80. THE GREATEST REMEDY YOU CAN GIVE TO A HIV PATIENT IS TO GIVE HIM GOOD FOOD WHICH BUILDS UP THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. IS THERE ANY OTHER THING? THERE IS NO OTHER THING.
81. THE MOMENT THE THING IS BOOSTED, IT TAKES CARE OF EVERY OTHER THING IN THE SYSTEM. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, THE WHOLE THING WILL VANISH. PROVIDED THE CONSCIENCE IS VOID OF OFFENCE BEFORE GOD AND BEFORE MAN.
82. It is not so with people who after hearing this truth will remain the same without changing their ways. Amen.
IT IS NOT THE BEST SPECIE THAT PRODUCES THE BEST FRUITS
I WAS TELLING SOME BRETHREN MY EXPERIENCES, THE REASON WHY I CARRIED THE MESSAGE DOWN TO MY HOME. BUT THEY REGRETTED THAT THEY NEVER RECORDED THE MESSAGE.
2. LET ME HOPE THAT ONE OF THESE DAYS, I WILL TOUCH ON IT BECAUSE OUR STUDENTS ARE ABOUT TO GO BACK TO THE SCHOOLS AGAIN TO BEGIN TO SCRAMBLE FOR THE FUTURE. IT IS PERTINENT THAT THEY SHOULD NOTE IT IN THIS LIFE, TOO MANY THINGS ARE INVOLVED. Too many things are involved. Too many things.
3. I SAY IT AND I STILL AFFIRM IT, WHEN WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT SUCCESS, GREATNESS AND EVERY OTHER THINGS, IT IS APPLICABLE TO EVERYTHING GOD CREATED. IT IS NOT THE BEST SPECIE THAT PRODUCES THE BEST FRUIT.
4. IT IS NOT THE BEST SPECIE THAT PRODUCES THE BEST FRUIT. NEITHER IS IT THE MOST BRILLIANT THAT RECORDS RESOUNDING SUCCESS. IT IS NOT EVEN THE LUCKIEST THAT ATTAINS GREATNESS IN LIFE. LUCKIEST! BUT WHO THEN ACHIEVE THIS? ONE THAT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ONE THAT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
5. IF YOU WANT TO DOUBT ME, IT IS YOUR RIGHT. BUT DO NOT DOUBT ME. PUT DOWN THE NUGGETS.
6. I have seen parents that are very good. People that are acquainted with them, talk good of them. God speaks volumes concerning them: For good and not for evil. But from nowhere, you see a renegade, you see a rebel emerging from that family.
7. And people begin to wonder in astonishment, “Who has done this evil?” How did this type of person emerge from this godly specie? The father is of a good specie, the mother is of a good specie. But, a nonentity is traceable now to the family.
8. Have you seen such a thing before? Does it happen? Does it happen? Yes sir! Let Me tell you. Even if you do not confirm it, it is seen in everyday life.
9. It is believed that a good specie should produce the best fruit. Can you now see that often times, it is not a good specie that produces the best fruit.
10. At the same time, you can see another family where the husband and wife are hooligans. Husband and wife, watch all of them, the whole family, watch the lineage, no good fellow has ever emerged from that family.
11. The family is known for setbacks. A family that is known for discouraging even the community – troubling the community. Before you know it, a saint will emerge from there. A prime mover will emerge from there.
12. The specie is bad, but can you see now. People will be wondering, “My friend, God is too much o-o-o. This one has turned to be good.” Am I making sense at all? Yes sir!
13. This is why you must note where I will land when I will begin the message. Since you are confirming the one I said to be true, I will proceed a little. I said, let Me proceed a little. We have seen good species.
14. Now, let us go to brilliance. You can see people that are brilliant. Brilliant in academics, sound in morals, but they make no head way. Are they brilliant? Some of them might be professors. You can see a family that produces many, many doctorate degree holders. Yet, trailing behind. You begin to wonder, what is happening? Is he brilliant? Yes! But why is he not keeping pace with time? Something is wrong somewhere.
15. We move a little further. In time of luck, there are some people that are born with golden spoons in their mouth. Their parent left much behind that will even eradicate poverty in their lineage. But immediately they gave way, those they left behind who were born with golden spoons in their mouth, lavished the whole thing and even became beggars. Do we have such people? Yes sir! Am I making sense? Yes sir!
16. Then, you see one from a wretched poor background become great. Sustaining greatness. From grass to greatness. Do we see such things? Yes sir! And we wonder what will be responsible for that.
17. Since we can see and acknowledge that it is not the best specie that produces the best fruit, neither is it the best brilliant or the luckiest one.
18. There are some people that are lucky to have come from a family where their parents are up to date. Ready to sponsor them to any height. Both in business, in academics, in every aspect of life, their parents are up to date. But they refuse to grow.
19. There is nothing you will do that they will agree. No way. Their parents will be saying, what are we going to do? Are we going to kill ourselves? There is money, house is there, motor is there. We are ready to use what we have to sponsor our children to any length.
20. Do you want to do business? We are capable. Do you want to be an importer? We are capable. Do you want to do your business locally here in Nigeria? We are capable. Do you want to go to school? We are capable. Yet, no way.
21. But you see another person who lacks sponsorship in form or shape, but over night like that, you see him by a dint hard work, honesty of purpose dedication and commitment to a noble cause, you see him attaining greatness.
22. But the man that was supported all round could not make it. This one has everything nature entails, life entails by luck, but he did not make use of it. But this one, bad luck caused him to come from a poorest family on earth. But he makes it. Am I making sense? Yes sir!
23. Thus, it is not because you are lucky, you have come from parents that are wealthy or communities that are up to date. Who then makes it? One that is subject to change. And in life, the hardest thing to effect is change. It is not easy.
24. When I watch Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) that support Goodluck Jonathan, they will tell you, “This president made it, it was not easy for this, it was not easy for Obama, it was not easy for this, that Goodluck is doing it. Goodluck is doing it.
25. We that are with you are greater than those that are against you. Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria. Change is not easy.” I said, “They must have read My works, Time for change.” And then, “Making the right choice of life.”
26. WHAT CARRIES YOU ALONG IS THE VISION YOU HAVE FOR YOURSELF. IT IS THE VISION THAT A MAN HAS FOR HIMSELF THAT PULLS HIM ALONG.
27. IF YOUR VISION IS CRIMINALITY, OF CAUSE YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A DEAD VISION. A DEAD AMBITION. YOU DIED FROM THAT DAY YOU MADE THAT CHOICE, YOU DEVELOPED THAT VISION, FOR NO HUMAN BEING CAN EVER PROSPER THROUGH CROOKS. YOU CAN NEVER TOE A CROOKED PATH TO MEAN A STRAIGHT LINE. YOU HAVE TAKEN A CROOKED PATH AND YOUR JOURNEY WILL BE LONGER THAN YOU EXPECT, IF YOU DO NOT EVEN DIE WHILE NEGOTIATING THE BEND.
28. A MAN THAT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IS A MAN THAT KEEPS PACE WITH HIS OWN DAY. YOU CAN BE LIVING IN YOUR OWN DAY BUT NOT KEEPING PACE WITH THE DEMAND OF YOUR OWN DAY. ONCE YOU ARE NOT KEEPING PACE WITH THE DEMANDS OF YOUR DAY, YOU ARE TRAILING BEHIND YOUR DAY. ONE THAT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IS ONE THAT ADMITS WHATEVER THAT CONFRONTS HIM. HE IS CAPABLE OF CHANGING BOTH HIS DECISIONS, HIS ACTIONS, EVERYTHING IN TUNE WITH PRESENT CONDITION, IN TUNE WITH THE PREVAILING CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING HIM. CHANGE IS NOT EASY.
29. EVEN TO CHANGE FROM ONE LOCATION TO ANOTHER, IT IS NOT EASY. IT POSSESSES ITS OWN CHALLENGES. WHAT MAKES IT EASIER? FORESIGHT! WHY DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE? YOU ARE CHANGING BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN.
30. THAT IS WHY I GAVE YOU A MESSAGE. WHAT IS THE TITLE? “WHERE YOU ARE IS NOT ENOUGH.” AS LONG AS WHERE YOU ARE IS NOT ENOUGH, THAT GOES TO SHOW THAT YOU HAVE NOT REACHED YOUR DESTINATION IN LIFE. ONE THAT HAS NOT GOTTEN TO HIS DESTINATION WILL CONTINUE MOVING. YOU HAVE NOT ACCOMPLISHED YOUR MISSION UNTIL YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT YOUR DESTINATION.
31. SOME ARE WALKING WITHOUT HAVING A DESTINATION. THEY ARE NOT SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THEY CAN NEVER CHANGE IN MORALS NO MATTER THE LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION YOU GAVE THEM. THEY HOLD TENACIOUSLY TO THEIR WEAK AND DEAD MORALS.
32. THAT IS WHY I KEEP ON AFFIRMING IT, ANY HUMAN BEING THAT IS MORALLY DEPRAVED, CAN NEVER SEE ANYTHING CALLED REAL SUCCESS IN LIFE. FOR NOTHING IMPELS SUCCESS MORE THAN MORAL DEPRAVITY.
33. ONCE YOU ARE BANKRUPT IN MORALS, YOU ARE BANKRUPT IN EVERYTHING, FOR YOUR BRAIN DOES NOT PROCESS SOUND INFORMATION. YOUR BRAIN CAN NEVER PROCESS ANY PROGRESSIVE INFORMATION. BECAUSE WHATEVER YOUR BRAIN PROCESSES, IS WHAT YOUR CHARACTER IS SHOWING THE WORLD.
34. IF YOU ARE NOT SUBJECT TO CHANGE, YOU WILL FEEL COMFORTABLE WHEREVER YOU FIND YOURSELF. ANY PLACE IS IDEAL FOR YOU. ANYWHERE YOU ARE PLACED IS WHERE YOU WILL STAY AND MARK TIME UNTIL YOU WILL DIE. YOU CAN NEVER RECOGNISE COMPETITORS AROUND YOU.
35. IF YOU ARE A STUDENT, AND YOU ARE PRIVILEGED TO BE HOLDING ON TO FIRST POSITION IN YOUR CLASS, THE MOMENT YOU LOSE THE SIGHT OF THE FACT THAT EVERY INDUSTRIOUS STUDENT IS AIMING AT COMING FIRST, AND YOU BEGIN TO FEEL RELAXED, SURELY, YOU MUST BE DISPLACED AT A TIME WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECTED.
36. AND THE MOMENT THEY START DISPLACING YOU, THEY WILL KEEP ON PUSHING YOU BACK AND BACK, BACK AND BACK UNTIL YOU WILL ONLY BE SEEN AND NOT FELT. YOU CAN BE SEEN WITHOUT BEING FELT.
37. IN OTHER WORDS, YOUR IMPACT IN THE CLASS AMONG YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS WILL FIZZLE OUT. YOU BECOME A PASSIVE STUDENT IN THE CLASS. GOOD AT DRESSING AND OCCUPYING THE BENCH.
38. Recognise that you are living in a competitive world where every man is trying to outclass the other in morals, in spiritual upliftment, in material possession. Even in liberty! Recognise it. The moment you feel where you are is enough, sooner than you think, many will outclass you there. You will become an old model trader who deals on old model cloths without recognizing the need of the changing times: WHERE YOU ARE IS NOT ENOUGH.
39. IF YOU ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, YOU HAVE ALREADY SUCCEEDED. FOR THAT IS THE FIRST STEP. IF YOU ARE FEELING COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR POOR MORALS, YOU CAN NEVER IMPROVE. IF YOU ARE FEELING COMFORTABLE WITH WHERE YOU ARE SPIRITUALLY, YOU CAN NO LONGER IMPROVE. THERE IS A PROVISION IN THE SCRIPTURE THAT SAID, “TO FAITH, ADD VIRTUE. TO VIRTUE, ADD KNOWLEDGE. TO KNOWLEDGE, ADD TEMPERANCE. TO TEMPERANCE, ADD THIS.” SO IT CONTINUES. LIFE ENTAILS A PROGRESSIVE GROWTH. PROGRESSIVE GROWTH IS ENHANCED BY ALLOWING AN INFLOW OF NEW IDEAS, NEW KNOWLEDGE INTO YOUR HEART AND BY PROCESSING SOUND AND PROGRESSIVE IDEAS. NOT ALWAYS THINKING EVIL. HOW YOU WILL CHEAT, HOW YOU WILL DUPE, HOW YOU WILL MAKE BRISK SALES SO AS TO RENDER YOUR OPPONENTS USELESS. YOU DO NOT KNOW THAT ANY SEED A MAN SOWETH, THAT HE MUST REAP.
40. There is one thing I know in this life, if somebody dupes you or cheats you, do not talk. It is a sign of inferiority. He has accepted that you are superior to him. One that is cheated or duped is far greater than he that came to cheat or dupe him.
41. One that you are cheating is greater than you. If he is not greater than you, you will not be thinking on how you will cheat him. If there is any way you are greater than him, you are greater than him in cheating.
42. When a cheat gathers, one that is a cheat will also take it from him. The cheat of all cheats is the devil. You can get it through deceit but the devil will take it from you through illness. There are many ways the devil can collect all the ill-gotten wealth.
43. How do you notice it? Year in, year out, you can never move forward with that your ill gotten wealth. To those who do not want to change in morals, with time, they will present a very nice package to the whole world as evidence.
44. It is only there and then they will recognise that they fooled themselves and not God. And not their parents. Their mates will be ahead of them in every aspect of life.
45. Since you have recognised that coming from the best specie is not a guarantee that you are going to produce the best fruit, what then is responsible for it? The choice of life you have chosen to live.
46. The moment you chose how to live your life, you have chosen the way to die, and you have also chosen the height you will attain. This is pure truth. I do not want to speak on that further because I know one day, I will handle it as a teaching.
47. But I have decided to give you some of the highlights I used in My family altar to prepare My children for the task ahead. Especially as they are vying for admission into the Universities. So that they will not see the University as the end but as a means to achieving the end.
48. THE SAME WAY IT IS APPLICABLE TO MONEY. MONEY IS NOT THE END; MONEY IS THE MEANS TO ACHIEVING THE END. THAT IS WHY, IF CHRIST IS NOT IN YOU, YOU CANNOT MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE.
49. IN MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE OF LIFE IT BEGINS BY MAKING THE CHOICE OF THE GOD YOU WANT TO WORSHIP. WHEN YOU COMMIT YOUR WAYS INTO HIS HANDS, HE WILL NOW BEGIN TO ESTABLISH THEM FOR YOU.
50. MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE OF LIFE BEGINS BY MAKING GOD YOUR PARTNER IN EVERYTHING. PARTNER IN BUSINESS, PARTNER IN YOUR SCHOOLS, PARTNER IN MARRIAGE, PARTNER IN EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE. PARTNER WITH GOD.
51. THAT IS WHY THE SCRIPTURE SAID, “IN EVERYTHING, ACKNOWLEDGE GOD.” PLACE HIM FIRST! IN MARRIAGE, HE SAID, “A VIRTUOUS WIFE IS FROM THE LORD, WHO CAN FIND IT?” A VIRTUOUS WIFE IS FROM THE LORD, WHO CAN FIND IT? IF YOU RELY ON GOD, HE WILL HELP YOU TO FIND IT BECAUSE DEEP CALLETH DEEP.
52. IF YOU ARE A GOOD STUDENT, NOBODY WILL TELL YOU WHO YOU MUST ASSOCIATE WITH. BOTH IN THE SCHOOL, IN THE YARD, IN THE UNIVERSITY, IN YOUR BUSINESS AREA, NOBODY WILL TELL YOU, THIS PERSON IS GODLY, THIS PERSON IS UNGODLY.
53. BECAUSE CHRIST IN YOU DOES NOT MINGLE WITH PEOPLE ANYHOW. YOU ARE WORSHIPPING A SELECTIVE GOD THAT SELECTS HIS OWN FRIENDS.
54. If you are not selective, you are not from God. He takes some, He abhors some. If everybody is acceptable to you, then, the devil will be acceptable to you. Take note of these things.
55. I am talking to you as My children who are aspiring to succeed. Do not begin to think because your parents are godly, automatically, you will be godly. You will only be godly if you toe the path of your parents.
56. You can only be honoured if you toe the path that leads to honour. You can only succeed if you toe the path that leads to real success. You cannot tell Me you want to attain greatness in life and you begin to toe the path that leads to criminality, which incidentally is fraught with death. No! I do not believe in that and God can never approve it.
57. In other words, it is in the power of our hands to help in broadening the visions of our lives as it pertains to our future attainment. Nothing disciplines you more than setting a target for yourself.
58. You can set a target but you lack commitment. Once you set a target for yourself, be committed to achieving it, come what may. Give your full attention to it. Do not relent. Jumping the obstacles will be very, very easy.
59. This is because the honest challenge a child has decided to undertake does not consume him, no matter how fiery it is. It takes a courageous person to deep his hand into the fire and bring out coal containing fire. Is it a lie? No sir!
60. In the days of old, some of us that were trained in the kitchen can be asked to go and fetch hot coals from the kitchen of our neighbour. On your way home the dried fibrous by-product from palm oil production will suddenly catch fire in your hands. You are left with no option other than to parrying it in between your two palms because you are bent on bringing the fire to the kitchen.
61. In some instances you deep your hand into a blazing fire to collect hot coal. You can swing your hand severally but upon examining that hand, you will find out that your hand was not burnt.
62. Looking at the flame, a coward cannot put his hand there. This is how we capture success. This is what change is all about. No change is easy. Hear Me very well. Any road that is very pleasurable leads to nothing. A pleasurable road leads nowhere.
63. When you look at the way the bee stings, little will you begin to realize that the same bee that stings you produces the sweet honey. Stinging bee that is avoided by everybody, yet honey is sweeter than anything you can think of.
64. You can never tap the honey comb without your hands being swollen. My people, is there any lie there? No sir! Whether you are using naked fire to tap it or water to tap it from the hole in the tree or on the ground, nothing stops you from dipping your hand in.
65. Any man that specialises in tapping that honey has an evidence. An indisputable evidence. “My friend, see my hand.” There is honey in the rock. If you are afraid of the bee, you do not want to be stung by the bee, you will miss the honey. Am I making sense? Yes sir!
66. Little children, have you seen honey comb before? Any day I get home, I will take My children into the forest to show them some. And I will show you people that make a living out of it. That is their occupation. Go to Opi, you will see many of them. They harvest it; they fertilize it but not without pains.
67. Nothing comes in the easy way. You must be taught right about life. The world is no longer a bed of roses.
68. If you see a hungry lion that is really hungry; once a hungry lion sees an antelope, food has come. For the lion to use antelope as food, the lion must outrun the antelope.
69. If the lion must benefit from the antelope, use antelope as food; the fastest running animal in the history of mankind remains the antelope. The one they say is now carrier of Ebola. You will know when you hold it before it will spit into your mouth. Too many cock and bull stories everywhere.
70. You know what it takes to overtake an antelope before you can catch it for a prey. And the lion is desperate, desperately hungry. And there is no other food before the lion but the antelope.
71. What will the lion do? It must muster courage and go after the antelope. Now, to make sure the antelope escapes if the antelope is desirous of continuing to live, the antelope does not want to be a prey to the lion. What is required of the antelope? It will increase its speed and will not stop until the lion is no longer in view.
72. We watched something last night, people were running. Dogs were pursuing them. All of us joined in the running of women and the man. The dog was pursuing everybody in My house.
73. They blocked the dogs, they said no. Jumped the fence, pushed the door open. Killed one and continued going after the rest because they were desperate. They saw their prey, anxious, but the prey did not want to submit.
74. YOU WANT TO RUN AWAY FROM POVERTY, YOU WANT TO RUN AWAY FROM FAILURE. FAILURE IS PURSUING EVERYBODY LIKE A LION IS PURSUING A DEER OR AN ANTELOPE.
75. THE SAME WAY, SUCCESS IS THERE RUNNING AS AN ANTELOPE. IF YOU MUST GRAB THAT SUCCESS, YOU MUST OVER RUN AFTER SUCCESS. ONCE YOU OVERRUN AFTER SUCCESS, SUCCESS BECOMES A PREY. YOU CAPTURE IT AND HOLD IT FIRMLY SO THAT IT DOES NOT ESCAPE. AM I MAKING SENSE? YES SIR! AM TALKING TO EVERYBODY NOW. IT IS NO LONGER INFANT MESSAGE. NO LONGER INFANT MESSAGE.
76. Narrow it down. What are you pursuing? What effort are you making in grabbing it? When the lion is desiring in getting the antelope by all means, it ceases from playing tricks.
77. He musters all its strength and go after it. If it means jumping the fence, it will jump it. It rests at nothing until it pins the antelope on the ground.
78. When the antelope is bound to escape, it does not look back. Looking back means reducing its speed. The moment you are running, keep on running. Once you look sideways, you have reduced your speed.
79. The tendency is there that you are going to touch the ground. There might be an obstacle you will hit ignorantly and you fall. And the speed determines the level of injury. And the level of injury determines whether you will rise up or we will carry you out with a stretcher.