Preached on 12th March 1993 At THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD ONITSHA By APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN “THE SUPREME INTELLIGENCE” “Truth has no substitute” © BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY WORLD-WIDE
I have finished my work in the Bride. I am only getting ready to hand you over. The Kingdom does not belong to Me; I am surrendering the Kingdom to My Father any moment from now. That day, you will know that I am HE. Believe it if you can…
—The Son of Man
(LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS VOL. 2—Pg 6, para 1)
Many do not know the power in the Spoken Word; that is why when I begin to hear confessions here and there, I marvel. Behold, I conferred authority unto you; just speak, do not cry. I say, do not cry, but speak.
...At times, we belittle God, that is why you begin to hear negative confessions. God is greater than all you are passing through. If only you can pause a little and look behind you, you will hear a Voice that will tell you, “Be courageous, I am with you. Fear not, I am standing by your side.”
If God is for us, who can be against us? I believe we are more than conquerors through Christ that has strengthened us. No human being strengthened us but Christ Himself strengthened us. That is why we can rightly say, “The Lord is our strength.”
If the Lord is not your strength, you will soon collapse on the way. However, if the Lord is your strength, I do not care about what the situation might look like; your strength will be renewed every day.
–The Son of Man
FELLOWSHIP, page 13, verse 5-8)
HAVE FAITH IN GOD
The Book of Isaiah 28 : 16 – 17 “Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone , a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.” KJV
“The Lord Sovereign Lord said, See I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation, the one who trust will never be dismayed.
I will make justice the measuring time and righteousness the plumb line. Hail will sweep away your refuge of lies and water will overflow their hiding place”. NIV
I told you the other time that we are building a spiritual house. You see the foundation has been laid. What is the foundation? Look at the “Stature of a Perfect Man”.
What is the foundation? FAITH. Without Faith it is impossible for a man to please God. Anything that is not done by Faith is SIN; you see the foundation we are laying?
From here now we are going to erect a very fine house, a spiritual house which I am one of them and you are one of them. I am talking in types in this message so that somebody must be helped.
I am giving you the message the Lord gave you which He titled FAITH. Until this moment, even before I left my house I never received even one line. I only got the title FAITH.
I was troubled, I told my wife, and she said, “Why didn’t you tarry in your office?” I said, “I never stepped down today and I received nothing but I am trusting Him.”
Last night, that was my confession to my pastor and evangelist but tonight the moment I stepped into this place, the whole weakness vanished. God has a chosen place of worship.
Let me tell you, you may have your family altar but note it now; there is something in the gathering of the saints. There is something that is hovering on this place yet we do not know.
The moment I stepped into this crowd my body changed. Before I knew what was happening around me the message came down. I changed position three times today. The pastor was busy praying when I stepped into that place. I started my own, I couldn’t walk, I carried my desk down there, a little while I changed to the third row and in the third row the glory of God came down.
YOU SEE, THERE IS SOMETHING IN THIS PLACE WE ARE STAYING. HOW I WISH WE CAN GET A COMFORTABLE PLACE. You know this place (GTC) is defiled every day. Even the teachers defile little girls in this school. They defile these little girls even in the bathroom, I am sorry to say this. They are ungodly people.
These students defile themselves here and the spirit does not leave here. WE WILL CONTINUE UNTIL WE GET A BETTER PLACE, KEEP ON PRAYING FOR THAT.
The scripture we read from the Bible is where I am going to take my text because all I am going to say in this message will be revolving around it. I am speaking on FAITH.
The Book of Mark 11:12-14, “And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter forever. And his disciples heard it.” KJV.
Verse 20-22, “And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.” KJV.
Jesus the Christ and his disciples were walking along the way and he came to a fig tree, he thought he could have seen some fruits there because he was hungry.
I want you to understand something: that Christ in Jesus knows the end from the beginning. From the beginning He knew that there will not be fruit there. He wanted to teach the people something when he got there.
He looked at the tree. Let me ask you, do you know what the tree represents? The tree is nothing but you, the tree is me, and we are planted like a tree. Any tree that does not bear good fruit must be cut down and burnt. You heard it?
We are planted like trees at the bank of the river, that is why we are blossoming, we do not wither. We the do not know what Harmattan is. You hear it now, Believers?
He looked at that tree, He cursed the tree, “Let no man eat of thee now and forever”. He went His way.
Now ask yourself some questions, suppose you were one of the people following Him and you see Jesus the Christ, God Himself in that day talking to a tree, won’t you call Him a mad man?
Won’t you say, “Who is this man that is talking to a tree? He must be a mad man!” People did not know what He was doing and none of them asked any questions. You see, and they continued.
The morrow when they were coming back, Peter—and no other— recognized that same tree. He realized what happened. He called on the Master: “Master, is this not the tree you cursed yesterday? Behold it is dead down to the root.”
Jesus the Christ looked at him and said, “Have Faith in God. If you have Faith, you can say to this building, ‘Collapse down, it will obey you.’
Have Faith in God. Watch one thing, when Jesus the Christ spoke to that tree, they were looking at that tree, and nothing happened to it from the physical point of view. No change took place immediately. However, Jesus the Christ knew that something went out of His mouth.
His word has gone out in righteousness and it can never come back to Him void. He must fulfill the purpose for which He spoke out the word; otherwise, He spoke it in vain.
He did not look back, He knew that on that spot, that tree was dead but the apostles did not know. They followed Him. You hear it now? When they came back the following day, Peter recognized the tree is withered; it is dead to the root.
If you have Faith, you know what a mountain is? Mountain is an obstacle, mountain is an obstruction. Anything that can prevent you from seeing afar off is a mountain. Anything that prevents you from achieving your goal as a child of God is a mountain before you. Anything that can slow down your movement, anything that can slow down your Pilgrim race is a mountain before you.
It could be financial problem, it could be barrenness, it could be impotency, it could be lack of building, it could be lack of clothing, it could be anything, it could be sickness.
Have Faith in God. Only one word without doubting, one word without doubting is enough to settle the problem. Have Faith in God.
What is Faith here? I want to help you because God wants to help us. What then is Faith? We have different answers. Let me help you a little; I am not finishing it.
See what the Prophet said concerning Faith: “Faith comes from God, Faith is positive, Faith is the sixth sense, Faith is a long-range vision, Faith stands stable, Faith is based on rest. Faith sets you in action, Faith is anchored in the Word, Faith without works is dead.
Faith kills the demons, Faith touches Christ, and Faith has hair on its chest. Faith knows no hindrance, Faith has a range, Faith has vitamins, Faith worketh patient, Faith knows no defeat, Faith is victory, Faith is persistent, Faith has all virtue, Faith is an unseen force, Faith produces thou low soul, Faith worketh by love, Faith is based on the solid rock, Faith pulls the Prophet into another dimension.
Faith will take you to the great and erect throne. Faith took the virtue of the water, Faith is designed to find out the will of God, Faith is the basis for divine healing. Faith is our mother that backed us to God. Faith is ridiculous to the unbeliever. Faith will always agree with the Word, Faith is what we are saved by.
Faith is restored by the Seventh Angel, Faith is crazy to everyone but (except) God and the one who holds it. Faith is the key that unlocks the door, Faith is the foundation of the stature of the perfect man.
Faith does not depend on the five senses of the flesh, Faith is not a hope so it is absolute. Faith will move us into the Rapture, Faith is the mighty arm that holds the two-edged sword. Faith is something we cannot explain, Faith is something God commissioned you to do.
Faith finds the source that others do not see. Faith is the only thing that can hold God’s word. Faith brings Christ on the scene. Faith cannot be present until love comes first. Faith is pushed out on the battlefield by genuine love for God. Faith is the only thing God will recognize.
Faith waters the seed in your heart. Faith is from God. Faith will always admit that the word is truth. Faith cometh by hearing. Faith has no substitute. Faith stands alone. Faith won’t move. Faith anchors you in Christ. Faith settles doubt.
Faith is based on forgiveness. Faith brings Him (Almighty God) present. Faith operates every gift. Faith has big muscles. Faith is beyond hope. Faith has no reasoning. Faith is always humble. Faith controls God’s power. Faith won’t turn loose. Faith resurrects us in Christ. Faith and love is relation.
Faith, sometimes is unknown to you. Faith is based solemnly on ‘Thus says the Lord.’ Faith will punctuate every word with ‘Yea’ and ‘Amen’. Faith in the word is like a chain. Faith is a revelation from God. Faith is given to you by the Grace of God. By Faith, we have the whole armour which is all supernatural.
Faith in Jehovah will make anything shake. Substance Faith isolates a man from the entire world. Perfect Faith is the master of all circumstances. Perfect Faith is pure. Perfect Faith is required for a perfect rapture. The Holy Ghost gives us a rapturing Faith, and I am longing for another sword of the Holy Ghost to give us rapturing Faith.”
You see what Faith is all about as revealed to the Prophet. We will see whether the Prophet contradicted the scriptures. Amen.
WHAT IS FAITH?
What is Faith? The Book of Hebrews 11:1-5,
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.” KJV.
If you read Good News translation of the Holy Bible, there is one striking thing the Bible said concerning Abel; the Bible said that though Abel is dead that he still speaks till this very day.
What is he speaking? “It is the Faith of Abel” because he had a living Faith which was anchored in the word of God. That’s a living Faith and the word of God is a living word. The word of God cannot die and that Faith cannot die. Amen.
What is Faith? When you were coming to fellowship this day, you were coming believing that there must be a preacher. That was your Faith. When you were coming, you had in mind that you must reach the fellowship centre. I want to bring it closer to your door.
When you lighten your stove and start preparing for something like food, you believe that at the end of it all, that food must be available. Nothing will tell you that the stove may fumble and the food may not be prepared at last, you know that nothing will occur. If somebody comes to tell you that, you will say no, no, no that it will not happen.
With the eyes of Faith, you are seeing the children enjoying the food even while you are still in the market. I want you to see what Faith is. From that day you get married, you have started seeing yourself carrying a baby with feeding bottle.
Any day a little doubt comes in, Faith vanishes. Faith and doubt can never go together. If you are having any problem, your problem is doubt. The greatest problem that we are having is that we are mingling the word of God with doubt instead of Faith.
What killed our fore-fathers when they heard the message we are hearing? They could not mingle it with Faith that God will take them to Canaan. They said we will not go again, we are just like grasshoppers they will kill us.
Even when God said they are bread in your hands they said no, they were walking by sight. Faith does not go by sight. If you can see anything, why do you say you have Faith in Him, why do you hope for it, it is already in your hand?
By Faith I will get a good wife when you have already married in your heart; you had already picked one lady and then you want Faith to work. Faith will not work. When you have decided to do something already it is in your hands and you are working towards it.
What is Faith? When you were working, you believed strongly that you will not subside and nothing stops you. Faith knows no failure. Faith does not know anything called failure, Faith has no discouragement.
That it may take one year, Faith is patient. Faith is long-suffering. Faith endureth everything. You see that Faith and love is husband and wife. How long must you wait for God? FAITH. You must learn to believe God in this message. From this moment, you will see yourself in the picture.
Faith has no failure, Faith has a seed, that is why it must have works. If Faith has no seed, it cannot produce anything. We are planting Faith seed in everybody, we are planting Faith seed.
No man has ever seen God but with the eye of Faith, we have seen God. How many believe God is in the midst of the Bride? That is Faith and by Faith we will be in rapture whether the devil likes it or not. You see how Faith works?
If the people that were following Jesus the Christ were walking by sight, they would have told Jesus; “You see, after talking to the tree, nothing happened.”
When you hear; “Your sins that are many have been forgiven for Christ’s sake,” Faith will say Amen. Even if Satan will come back tomorrow to accuse you, you will say “No, no, no, God said it and it is settled.”
Your sickness that has remained with you for many years is healed in the Name of the Lord; by my stripes, you are healed for I am the Lord that healeth thee. That settles it, do not doubt.
You have been barren according to the world but according to the Word, there is no barrenness among the people of God. “Have your child in the Name of the Lord”. That settles it. That is the promise though it may tarry, it must come to pass. It works by Faith. Do not doubt, if you will believe without doubting; all things are possible.
With God all things are possible to them that believe, to them that walk by Faith and not by sight! That is the voice of the Lord. Faith. God is planting seed Faith in me; He is planting seed Faith in you for the task ahead.
The Bible said that persecution will come upon us; say Amen. A slave can never be greater than his master. Whether you like it or not, persecution will come and the Bible says some will fall away from the Faith because of such persecution but be on the watch-out. You just say amen.
For your sake and my sake, God shortened the period; otherwise, no person would be saved. There must be persecution, you will see it. It started with persecution, in the middle there is persecution, in the end also with persecution. This Gospel of the Kingdom started with blood.
Abel shed his blood because of worship. In the middle, people shed their blood, in the end there must be shedding of blood.
Check the beginning, there was imprisonment for the sake of worshipping God. In the middle, people were imprisoned, flogged in the open places because of Gospel. In the end it must repeat. Have Faith in God. Look unto Christ the Author and Finisher of your Faith.
What is Faith? Matthew 21 verse 20-21, “And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.”
You hear the voice of the Lord: if you have Faith and doubt nothing, not Faith for today and tomorrow doubt, the next day Faith, the next time also doubt.
What about Abraham? The Lord said, “Come out; go to the land I am going to show you.” He did not ask, “Where is that land, how far is it?” He started walking. Somebody might call him a mad man. If you are a child of God, obey the voice of God, the Lord will be ordering your footsteps.
To the world, you are roving about but to God you are obeying his Leadership. You will lose yourself wherever He directs your footstep, you will go there, and that was what Abraham did. He continued walking until the Lord said “Stop, here is the land.”
Faith. How old was Abraham without a child? How many years, Seventy Five Years without a child and the Lord came; “You are going to have a son - Isaac.” From that day the voice went forth until the day Isaac was born; how many years 25 years.
How many people can tarry like that and still believe and at the end of it all, the child came. The Lord came back, “Bring that Isaac, go to the mountain I am going to show you, sacrifice him for me.”
By Faith Abraham believed: “He that has given me this son is able to make him rise from the dead, I will kill him and sacrifice him to the Lord”. As long as the Lord liveth, Abraham killed Isaac.
Read your Bible, Isaac resurrected, God recorded it: “In as much as you cannot withhold to kill your only son, in blessing I will bless you, your children will now be as sands of the sea.”
If Abraham had any doubt to face the Lord, that would have been the end for God will allow him to kill Isaac and go home to quarrel with Sarah.
God is God. Assuming the Lord allowed it to happen; do you think Sarah will be prepared to listen to Abraham? No matter his excuse, Sarah wouldn’t admit that, “Where did you meet that God, God that told us from the Lord that we should not kill a human being. You are a murderer, I want my son. No more no less! I don’t know what you are talking otherwise people will hear our voices!”
Faith. “If you can believe, doubting nothing, you will not only believe this,” is it not in your Bible? You will not do this only; you will say to this mountain “Get away from this Earth, enter the sea,” It will obey you. All the principalities and powers will obey your voice. Without doubt, you will create things into existence.
We are entering into another stage of this ministry, “Spoken word ministry”. You know it is a big work, how long would it last? I don’t know. “Spoken word ministry”.
By Faith we will be there, by Faith we will create things. By Faith, we will shake the world. Faith in Jehovah will shake this earth. Have Faith in God. We are listening to the voice of God. Amen.
FAITH IS REVELATION
I am not prepared to jump anything but for your sake I will rush, I will be praying to God to give you individual revelation because Faith is revelation.
If it is not revealed to you, no matter how I preach this Faith, some people may stumble. Faith is something you have not seen and you believe you have it.
When you pray, “God give me this glass,” you believe and start rejoicing thanking God: “Thank you God for giving me this glass,” not with mouth with all your sincerity.
When you have not got a shed, you say, “God give me a shed,” and then you will be jumping about. You owe some people and you say, “God, just provide money for me to clear this debt, Halleluiah. God, I thank you, thank you Lord for providing the money. Thank you, I have paid all of them. If somebody calls you a debtor, say I am not a debtor for God has provided for me. That is Faith without doubt.
What I am telling you is what will take you to rapture, without it you are not going anywhere. You see why people are stumbling? The reason why they are stumbling, they have no Faith in the WORD. When the word is made flesh, they say, “I do not believe,” and they will not believe it again forever and ever. They have crossed the divide because they have no Faith in the word.
If you are in this most holy Faith, you have no Faith, this is your time. If you have to believe God; to believe His Word, to live by Faith, the righteous shall live by Faith not by sight, not by thinking, not by reasoning, not by feeling but by FAITH.
If you are in this most holy Faith and you have no Faith to claim your healing, this is your time. If you have no Faith to claim Holy Ghost baptism, this is your time. If you have no Faith to overcome temptation, this is your time, Faith in God’s word will shake the heavens.
The book of Matthew 9 verses 1-3, “And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.” KJV.
Verse 18-22, “While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshiped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.” KJV.
Faith in the word of God and what is the word of God? Christ, The Anointed One. How many believe that to be true? What He could not do in the flesh, His Word will not do it.
Watch Jesus Christ, watch the kind of Faith those people had. The crowd was too much and they had a brother who was sick, paralyzed, and half-dead. To make sure that the healing virtue of Jesus the Christ touched him, they climbed the top of the building.
From the top of the building they dropped that man, they pushed him down. They did not fear that the man might fall down and break into pieces, the man whom they wanted to save.
If you were there, you would call them wicked people, “Look at this man that is nearing death, instead of carrying him gently, you just pushed him down from the building only for this man to touch him.”
The people knew it was better for the paralyzed man to die in the presence of Jesus the Christ than to die in his house: “If he meet death let him die there. We will be happy for him to die in the presence of the Lord than in his house, than in any hospital. We will be happy to hang him, YES!”
Jesus looked at that man and considered the Faith of the people that made them to push the man down not minding his condition and that Faith pulled virtue of Jesus Christ. First of all, he said, “My friend, your sins are forgiven”.
People were grumbling and He heard it. They did not open their mouth but he heard what they were thinking, “Be careful of what you think”. Louder voice, louder voice, the thought of your heart speaks louder in heaven than the word of your mouth.
Jesus the Christ said, “Which one is greater now: To pardon sin or to say rise up and go?” He said, “man, rise up and go,” and they were amazed.
One thing is clear, Jesus the Christ knew that the man could rise up and go and perish. You can receive miracle, you can receive healing, prosperity and perish.
The greatest thing a man can receive, the greatest gift from God is: Your sins which are many are forgiven you for Chris’s sake. Go and sin no more,” you have the greatest gift. You may not speak in tongue, you may not minister, you may not prophesy, you may not be anything. You own the greatest gift. The free gift from God - eternal life is what you have. You may come to this Church, receive healing, go back, die in unbelief, and perish.
An army officer came in, invited Jesus the Christ to come and heal his daughter. When Jesus the Christ was following the man, multitudes were following Jesus but a woman came, different woman while the crowd was there. This woman scrambled her way but before she went, Bible said, “She said to herself in her heart, “If only I will touch the hem of his garment.” She said so.
When you were coming here, I did not know what your problem was. Pray in your house first before you come for fellowship. Tell God something. Make a decision: “If I will receive this, if I will receive so so and so I will have so so and so.” It is your Faith that will get it for you not Brother Odoemena, not Brother Okechukwu. It is your Faith! God operates by Faith.
You can never get anything from God unless you have Faith in that thing. People were trying to stop that woman but she scrambled her way, pushing people down because she was desperate. A touch, her touch was a different one. People were pushing Jesus the Christ all around for there was a great crowd.
This woman realized, “I have suffered a lot.” For twelve good years, blood flowing down from this woman’s private part. You think it is easy because you read it in the Bible. Have Faith!
This woman must have gone to so many hospitals. She must have gone to so many native doctors to prepare some concoctions for her. She must have gone to so many prayer houses, gone to the sea, gone everywhere.
She became tired. She was smelling because after twelve continuous years, this woman must have a very bad odour that had stuck to her. Nothing to hold her blood, no pad, nothing will stop the blood. Imagine this woman’s condition. She must have felt ashamed of herself but that day was her day.
Today is your day if you have Faith. She saw Jesus the Christ passing and said, “If it is death, I will better die than going home the same. It will never pass me today”.
She scrambled and scrambled, people were pushing her and finally she touched him. A little touch and Jesus said, “Virtue went out, who touched me?” People said, “Why did you ask this question for people have been touching you.”
He said, “No- no-no this is a special touch.” A touch of Faith! Will you stretch your hand and make a touch of Faith under the hem of His garment that is flowing down now. If you have the eyes of Faith, you will see it but if you do not have the eyes of Faith you will go home with your problem. Have Faith in God!
“Spoken word ministry.” Jesus said, “Power went off from me.” Healing power, the woman came forth and He said, “My daughter be of good cheer. Your Faith has healed you.”
Instantly. The woman did not say, “Wait until I get home,” instead she started rejoicing, rejoiced and rejoiced and ran home.
This is our most holy Faith, for without this kind of Faith you are not going anywhere. If you have Faith not doubting anything. Amen.
FAITH IS PATIENCE
Matthew 15 verse 1-28,
But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man. Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Then came she and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.” KJV.
You see this woman? This woman waited even when she was called a dog, she waited, and she had sufficient Faith that: only one word from this man’s mouth is enough. She had sufficient Faith: “Whether he likes it or not, I will not leave you, my daughter must be healed today not tomorrow.”
The disciples came tried to discourage her, “Get away from here! We do not know you, you are a stranger, you are not with us.” She remained adamant. She did not listen to them.
She was looking to Jesus the Christ, patiently waiting. Faith is patience. If you have Faith and you have no patience, to begin with you have no Faith. You must never stagger in unbelief. Temptations may come, tests may come, trials may come, and you must never rove in unbelief.
You must anchor your Faith in the word. Faith looks at the word, Faith does not look at the problem. What is more, Faith considers what the word says concerning it.
FAITH DOES NOT CONSIDER HIS CONDITION; HE CONSIDERS THE PROMISE OF GOD CONCERNING HIS CONDITION. GOD IS IN OUR MIDST, HE HAS COME DOWN, I AM HAPPY. I KNOW IT MUST HAPPEN THIS WAY. GLORY BE TO YOU! HOLY FATHER, THANK YOU FOR CONFIRMING YOUR WORD.
I can see him moving about. If this message is not confirmed in this message, He preached in vain. It is his word and not mine.
“Only one word from the Master’s mouth settles your problem.” Have Faith in God, doubting nothing. Do not look at your problem, but what the word says concerning your problem. Have Faith in that word. Claim your promise.
Have Faith in God, Matthew 17 verse 14-20, “And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” KJV.
“How much Faith do you need to claim your promise tonight? Look at this man, he came with his son that is being tormented by the devil. First of all, he brought his son to the ministers and the entire Church for them to deliver the child but they could not. This man was disappointed.
He carried the little child to the Master Jesus and said, “Your servants could not cast out the demon.” Why? Jesus said, “A faithless generation, you followers of Jesus, how long have I been with you yet you do not have Faith to cast out common demons in your midst.” With one word He delivered the child.
The disciples came to Him, “Master why can’t we cast out demon from him? Jesus answered; “It is because of your unbelief, because of your lack of Faith”. If you have a little Faith like a grain of sand, if you have little Faith that will tell you prepare food and eat.
If you have little faith that will make you believe that one day your child will grow and become somebody, if you have Faith that you will learn work, if you have Faith that you can do a little work; you can say to this mountain “Get out of this place”. It must obey you.
Faith is not a big thing. Faith is not a big tree. Faith is a minor thing - so simple. What is Faith? “Anything the word of God says,” No doubt, no thinking, no reasoning. Faith is nonsense to the world. Faith is foolishness. Faith is heresy but to us, it is God manifest.
If you have a little Faith, very tiny thing to believe that the Bible is the word of God, your problem is settled tonight. Have Faith in God. Do not have Faith in man, have Faith in God.
A man may fail you, friends may fail you, your parents may fail you, your son may fail you, your daughter may fail you but the word of God can never fail you. The promise of God is Yes and Amen.
The promise of God is Yes and Amen, that is the word of God. It can never fail anybody. It can never fail me. This day is your day.
Matthew 8 verse 5-13. “And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.” KJV.
Great Faith in the Bible recorded there that this man is a Roman Army Officer, a Gentile, a sinner. He was posted to Jerusalem all the way from Rome. Caesar posted him to Jerusalem to be a Commander of the Army there because Rome was controlling the world.
This man while he was there, he saw the Jewish people the way they worshipped their God and he was surprised. He heard of a man called Messiah, some called Him Jesus Christ.
He heard what He was doing in Palestine, in Galilee, in Bethany, how He was healing people, making the dead to resurrect. Opening the eyes of the Blind, making the deaf to hear, making the dumb to speak, and making the lame to walk.
This man was amazed and he saw people worshipping this man; the God of Israel. This man became interested. In my country Rome we worship the Sun, we worship the moon, we worship many things they donot answer our prayers. I have seen God today.
When they went to the Synagogue, this man would follow them. When he entered there, a Roman officer, watch a strange thing is happening. When the people knelt down, he knelt down with them contrary to his custom because in his country, they would stand up and face the sun.
When they stood up in the temple, this man would stand up. Whatever they did, he did also. When he heard about the man Jesus Christ, he said, “I must be there.” When he got there he did not go there in vain. He had his son, a servant that was sick unto death. He told Jesus, “You would come and heal my servant for he is sick unto death.”
If you read the book of Luke 7 vs. 1-10, the disciples came to Jesus; they were recommending this man to Jesus. They said; “This man is a Roman Officer but he is not like the Romans. He is very good to us, he worships our God with us, he gave us money to build the temple, and this man is very good. Hear him go and heal his son.
Jesus the Christ was touched because of the report about him. Your effort will never go in vain. Jesus was touched; He was moved by the recommendation. He said, “Okay, I will go”.
The man said, “No, no, no, I am unworthy, I am not worthy, I am an Army Officer. I have defiled myself with strange women. I am unworthy, and blood is in my hand. I have killed many people in the war front, I have commanded many people to be killed, I am unworthy. A Roman Army Officer, a Brigadier, Army General.”
Will you say before God this moment, “I am unworthy,” can you see yourself as unworthy before God or will you be filled with pride? Will you see yourself as a wretched sinner that does not merit God’s mercy; will you be filled with pride to humble yourself?
This man said, “I am unworthy, I have people under me. Whatever I tell them to do they will do it. You are a man of authority. Only one word from you is enough from here. Speak, he will be healed even if he is not healed, I will take it but he will be healed. Speak”.
Yet, let me tell you my man, let it be unto you according to thy Faith. When this man was returning home, a servant met him and said, “Your son is okay.” He asked at what time the man, the servant told him and the man said that that was exactly the time the Rabbi spoke.
Jesus the Christ opened His mouth; you end-time message believers. Children of the kingdom, you should be very careful, lest faithless life, lest lack of faith will hinder you from coming in, and people will come from the North and South, East and West and take your position in the kingdom because of lack of Faith to believe the word, because of lack of Faith to take the word as it is.
The Lord is talking to the Church. I am happy he is rounding up the message.
Proverbs chapter 10 verse 27, “The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.” KJV.
Ecclesiastes 3 verse 11, “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” KJV.
St. Luke 12 verse 15-21, “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” KJV.
Haggai 1 verse 5-7, “Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. KJV.
“Now this is what the Lord Almighty says; give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much but harvested little. You eat but never have enough. You drink but never have your fill. You put on clothes but you are not warm. You earn wages only to put them in a pot with holes in it. This is what the Lord Almighty says; give careful thoughts to your words” NIV.
You that want riches, you that want to stay on Earth, you hear what the Lord is saying; Give careful thoughts to your ways. You plant and harvest a little. You labour and labour, what do you get after everything? How do you use it? You receive salary; you put it in a porous pocket. You hear it now? You eat and eat, you are not satisfied. You put on many clothes, your wardrobe is full of clothes yet you are not satisfied but in the house of the Lord there is nothing. The Lord is suffering.
Give careful thoughts to your ways for a man’s’ life consisteth not of the things he possess. Think on your ways; give careful thoughts on your ways. Have Faith in God. He that has promised anything is able to bring it to pass when the Lord says; give me and put me to test, he means it, and see whether I will not open the gates of Heaven, the windows of Heaven and pour riches unto you such that your house will not contain.
It is a test of your Faith. Godly life can never go without giving. Godly life is marked by giving but first you give yourself. Nothing is your own anymore. I am jumping many things. Amen.
HAVE FAITH IN HIS WORD
Matthew 4 verse 20,
Isaiah 55 verse 1-2, “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.”
Luke 14:28-33, “And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ?
Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth ambassadors, and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.” KJV.
When you are following God, He requires child-like Faith. He does not expect a very big Faith for there is no big Faith. “Even if your Faith is as little as the grain of the sand, ye might say unto this sycamore tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you,” says the Lord.
It requires a simple Faith to get something from God. I wonder who will have that now. You see, I am trying to avoid many things. I will give a teaching on tithe and offering. Because of a little statement, I made here now, many hearts are offended.
I do not love your money, I have money. If it means wearing these sandals until rapture takes place I will wear it. I do not need your money but I tell you the truth to help your Faith. I will tell you why God is demanding that thing from you.
If there is any place God said, “I do not want it again,” I will tell you to stop. I will give a teaching on that. Do not allow my comments to stumble you, it is not my comment, it is contained in the Lord’s message.
I am duty-bound to say it, let it not stumble you, be a child of God. Your reaction comes back because of that comment. God does not go with your money. Heaven and Earth are mine and the fullness thereof.
Who can provide a place God can dwell? Who can give God money? If God is hungry, he will not tell us. Check your Bible. The only sacrifice He wants is thanksgiving from a pure heart. How can your heart be pure when you have no Faith in his word?
Anything that is not done by Faith is sin for without Faith it is impossible to please God. We that must worship God must first of all believe that he is God, that he exists. He is a Rewarder of those that follow Him diligently. If you do not believe, do not come to Him, He is a Rewarder.
First Corinthians 1 verse 27-30. “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are:
That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” KJV.
You see why it requires child-like Faith, you that want very big things you will miss God because of your carelessness. If you have any frame in your heart, if you have any picture in your heart how you think God should work in your midst, throw it into the dustbin.
If you have any way you think God will look like, throw it into the dustbin. God does not work that way. God chooses His own way and His own way to men is the way of foolishness.
His teaching to men is heresy, it is nonsense, and it is foolishness, in the sight of men. That is the word of God. He requires childlike Faith. What is the Faith of a child, she believes she has no problem as long as the father is there.
A story was told of a little girl whose father is a pilot. One day they were in a plane, she was sitting down comfortably with her girlfriend. A little while, the pilot announced, “Tighten your belt! Every passenger, tighten your belt, this plane is in danger.
We are in danger we will perish, pray, pray, pray and before then his daughter was sleeping. Her friend just woke her up, shouting Hey! Hey! Hey! Get up! Get up! We are in danger.
The pilot has announced that the plane is in danger. The little girl woke up and wiped off her eyes and replied her friend “In danger? But is Daddy still in the cockpit? He friend replied, yes and the little girl went back to sleep.”
She just slept as long as Daddy is in the cockpit. I am not worried and this plane is not in danger. As long as the Captain is in the ship, this ship will remain afloat. It can never sink.
As long as my God is still with me, I will make it. As long as my God is with me, my problem is over for my God is with me and he is more than able.
“No matter how the tempest will rise, no matter how the trouble will come, I am not afraid. My Dad is on the steering, my Dad is there controlling the aeroplane. My life is secured, for he is there.” The girl slept off. This is how we sleep from now because He is in our midst. I am telling you the truth, I lie not. He is in our midst.
With the eyes of Faith I can see him moving about. He is touching you according to your Faith. If you have no Faith, talk to him. Why is Faith necessary? Why is Faith necessary?
2 Corinthians 12 verse 9, “And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” KJV.
Are you weak here? Have you become tired of running business? The Lord said, “My strength is enough for you, my grace is sufficient in your weakness. I have made you strong for the Lord is your strength. Why not say Amen.
Forget about yourself as a man. You can do nothing but once God is there you are more than able. You are more than conquerors. I do not want to hear what people are saying.
By Faith I am already in rapture. By Faith I am sitting with Christ. By Faith I am in the Marriage Supper whether the devil likes it or not. Let the weak say I am strong. My Grace is enough, my grace is enough. What is grace?
“Unmerited Favour, Unmerited favour. What you do not merit, Faith purchased it”. Faith in the word, that God is able and more than able to see you through. Hallelujah. Faith is necessary. Amen.
YOU ARE PILGRIMS
Hebrews 11 vs. 7-13, “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” KJV .
All these promises the Bible said, “These people said amen, nobody queried God and they never received them. Yet by the eyes of Faith they saw those things and believed they have received them. Hence they regarded themselves as strangers and pilgrims on earth.”
That this earth is not the permanent place for them and for that reason they were living in mobile house. They had no permanent upstairs, no permanent mansion. Movable pulpit.
Today, they will move to Nkpor, the next time they will go to Obosi. They were not quarrelling over land because they were pilgrims, they were strangers. They never opened any commercial bank, no merchant bank, no finance house, and no industry.
Strangers, pilgrims because they are looking for a City (Paradise), they want to be there - Heavenly city whose builder is God. For that, whether they eat or not, whatever it will take them they must be there. Watch these people, heroes of Faith.
Hebrews 11 verse 13-16, “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.” KJV.
If they were mindful of where they came from, if they were mindful of the things of the world, if they were mindful of their money in the bank, if they were mindful of their industries, if they were mindful of their children or everything on earth, they would have gone back to Jericho.
However, they counted these things as waste and threw them away and removed their eyes completely from those places they were coming out from. Every attention was towards that Holy City; the heavenly city who the Maker is God.
Pilgrims, strangers, nothing stopped them. Are we pilgrims today. Check your life. Do you live like a pilgrim, do you live like a stranger, check the way you are living. You know yourself, God knows you.
Check your life, what has been your desire? To build one industry, to build one big upstairs, where you will dwell so that after rapture you would remain here?
Check your life whether your eyes are in the things of the world, tell yourself the truth, don’t be a hypocrite. God cannot lie, are you a stranger indeed? Are you a pilgrim? Check your desire, check your motive. You see why you are not growing. You see why you are stumbling yourself? You have not spoken the truth to yourself.
How many of us live the life of a pilgrim? “We are marching to Zion,” you think it is by your mouth, we are marching to Canaan by mouth. This march must cost you something.
Let me tell you, I was sharing some testimonies with brethren yesterday; if not God’s grace nobody would be there. It took me hours and that was why the Lord left me. The lord left me yesterday because I was tempted beyond human being.
People came with money in thousands to tempt me. I became troubled at night. My dreams changed. Thank God for saving me. A lot of preaching came to me so I tried to balance them but the Lord took preeminence.
For that, the Lord allowed me to settle it, for that was carnality. Thank God. I am now victorious. If I had accepted that offer, that would have been the end of the ministry.
My wife was warning me, she said, “Leave this Oyibo people alone oh”. A little while Brother Okechukwu came in, Brother Paul came in, we started with it. Brother Mike came in, a little while Brother Christian came in. I said, “Why must it be today?”
What is more, the Lord starved me from morning till night, no food, no water thinking of worldly things. I am giving you a true testimony, I am not exaggerating. I have witnesses. Brother, you were a witness, you also were my witness. All of you were there, you heard me yesterday.
They came with thousands, and seeing that the Lord has manifested His gift, everywhere was money. The Lord wanted to drop N100,000.00, one hundred thousand in my account for saving as dash (gift).
They said, “Brother, come and work for us. Tell us how much we would pay you every month? Money is not the problem here, if the work stops here, we would take you abroad.”
Brother Mike told me, “Brother this is another trick of the devil, you remember your battle in the Baptist Church when they wanted to bundle you and your family to America because of dollar. You hear it, brother run away from it.”
Pilgrims, pilgrims, strangers! What is this journey causing you? Let me tell you, you will not know what is in you until you get money. You will not know what you hate and what you love until you have the means to be rich. When you have no money, you would criticize many things; but wait until money comes, your true nature would come out. I am telling you the truth.
When money comes into your hands, we would know whether you are a child of God or not. That is when your desires would hang firstly. Some of us are in this Faith calling ourselves children of God because nature has made us poor for now.
We have nothing now, we are pilgrims, sojourners; “After all, I have no money, I have no work, I have no bank account.” Wait until the Lord gives you money, then you would know how to save money in thousands, in millions, you begin to establish industries, expanding your business.
Bachelor would desire to live in a flat but when you had no money, you did not like flat, you did not like V-boot, you did not like this or that. You are not a child of God, yet you are not a stranger. Yet, you are not a pilgrim yet. You had better tell yourself the truth.
I know some sisters, if the Lord would bless their husbands today, no more! You become Margret Thatcher, nobody would command you again, and your eyes will open. I am telling you the truth.
You will be enduring many things because the money is not there. No wonder the Bible says, “Money is the root of all evils”, They that go after money wound themselves with many sorrows.
IF YOU LOVE MONEY, YOU NEED SOME MONEY TO LIVE, IF YOU HAVE MONEY YOU HAVE SOME FRIENDS, IF YOU HAVE MONEY YOUR PEOPLE WILL LISTEN TO YOU BUT AS A CHILD OF GOD, MONEY WOULD BE YOUR MESSENGER.
If your people are sick, with that money you will solve the problem, pay the hospital bill, whatever you want, you command the money to do it, and money would do it. However, if you are not a stranger, if you are not a pilgrim you would be a messenger to money. If money says steal, you will steal. When it says dupe, you will dupe. When it says kill, you will kill.
Money says hate your people, you will hate them. Money will begin to command you, you are not a pilgrim, you are not a stranger, better tell yourself the truth. Watch this people.
Hebrews 11 verse 16, “But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.” KJV.
Because this people have decided to forfeit everything God is not ashamed to call them his people. No matter how tattered they were looking, no matter how ugly, no matter how poor and wretched, no matter how mad, no matter how careless; God is not ashamed to call them “my people.” If God is not ashamed to call them my people, this people are not ashamed to call Him their God.
I am serving a living God and I am not ashamed to identify with Him since He is not ashamed calling me to handle this word of life. How many people are ashamed of God in this Faith?
Tell yourself the truth, how do you know when you are ashamed, how do you conduct yourself when you meet with unbelievers when you get to your homes?
Some of you, your godliness ends in the township. Township children of God REPENT! Township belivers - hidden in the home. Believers in the township, shame on you!
Let me tell you, if you are ashamed of confessing Christ in the adulterous generation, on the last day, Christ said that He would be ashamed of confessing your name before the Holy God of Israel and His angels.
It is not “I believe I believe.” If you believe and you cannot confess that which you believe and live by it, you have no Faith, you do not believe it repent. This time is your time. Speak truth one to another.
verse 17 “By Faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:”
Church, finish the Book of Hebrews 11. The Bible said, “All these people and many other which time cannot permit Paul to put down.” Read them. He said Samson. He said Gideon and many others that time could not permit me to tell you what they did. Read your Bible.
In spite of all they did, they obtained God’s reports. Bible said so. Yet, with us they are not perfect. Without your Faith, without your rapturing Faith, they are not going anywhere.
All that died before Christ, they are still under the altar, and nobody is in Heaven except Christ. All that died before Christ they are still in the grave, awaiting the trumpet sound for rapture to bring them out of the grave.
Somebody does not understand me. I am serving a living God, the Fountain is still flowing. Why must we be careful? I want to conclude why we must be very careful, why we must have Faith in God.
Romans 1 verse 13-21, “Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written. The just shall live by faith.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” KJV.
This is a warning and with this warning, I will conclude this message as the Lord led me.
The people of Israel, the Jewish people; they are the original people of God, if the root is holy, more branches are holy. If because of us the branches were cut off a little while for us to be grafted in, the root is our holiness, for this branch is holy but because it draws water from the root, the root becomes its holiness.
It is easier now to bring that original branch to fit in the original root. It is easier than to bring a strange branch and fit in. That is your condition. That is my condition. That is what predestination does. It has time, it is not forever, until the time of the Gentile is over, we are given time.
Until the last man comes in, we will be detached again, we would be cut off again. No more. Then the original branch will come and take her original position. Why were they cut off? They were cut off because of unbelief.
If the original branch was cut off because of unbelief, be careful lest you will be cut off because of unbelief. If the original was not spared, that foreign branch will not be spared.
Church, let us be careful before we miss the promise because of lack of Faith. Lack of Faith is unbelief. Whatever you believe and you cannot act it out, that Faith is dead, you do not believe. You believe that the word heals, He sent forth His Word and His Word healeth them, you do not believe it, you have no Faith!
If God is your Healer and you cannot claim your own, you have no Faith. Any promise of God must be claimed by Faith. Our fore-Fathers claimed by Faith, we must claim by Faith, no more, no less.
I do not know what your Faith is. Examine your life, what is your desire? Do you have Faith tonight that with God all things are possible? Talk to God, Faith cometh by hearing, hearing of the word of God.
With the mouth, confession is made unto salvation, with the heart, man believeth unto righteousness. With Faith, nothing is impossible. Healing is possible, salvation is possible.
With Faith you can move mountain no matter how small your Faith may be. You can move mountain, all the promises of God are ye and Amen. They are for you, they are for me, claim your healing, claim your salvation, claim Holy Ghost baptism. Claim your gift. He is here, have Faith in God, believe His Word. Have Faith in God, all things are possible.
He can open the door by Faith, he can close the door by Faith, and all things are possible to them that believe. Have no doubt; by Faith believe God for all things are possible. Anything that is not done by Faith is sin.
Lord, I believe that you are in this camp. They have come, O Lord, believing that you will meet their needs. Lord, may they never be disappointed.
I am not going to the crowd, if you believe God is here fight your way to God. Do not allow anything to stumble you if you believe that with God all things are possible. Take your desire by your Faith in the Name of our Lord.
Wherever you are - I do not know what is troubling you - find your way to the altar. If you have Faith that God is I the mist of the Bride, scramble your way, I am not coming there to meet you, your Faith must take it for you.
God is the camp. God has spoken good concerning this Church. If you have any problem, you caused it. That remains your problem. God has no problem. It is not in the word of God that you have problem.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavily laden and I will give you rest”. Cast all your care upon me and I will care for you for my Lord will provide all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ.
If you sit here and you do not want to claim your healing, your desire by your Faith, He is not meeting you here. That woman scrambled her way, the same way you must scramble your way. That blind man was shouting “Son of David, help me,” People try to stop the man but he continued. They said “Shut up, shut up”, he continued and Christ stopped and asked, “What do you want me to do for you”, he said, “Lord that I may see.”
Thank you for giving me all the messages. I give you all the glory, all the honour for giving me the anointing, giving me the auction, giving me the spirit, giving me the vision, the strength, the courage, the boldness to do this assignment. Lord, I have done my best.
Thank you for crowning all these things, O God with the confirmation that no man is in doubt that you sent this message. Lord we are grateful, to you be all the honour, all the glory in the Name of the Lord. Thank you for equipping us for the task that is ahead of us.
Henceforth, the battle will be raging on. We are more than conquerors for Christ has given us victory. We are blessed indeed. Thank you for all the ministers, thank you for the entire congregation. Thank you for all those that are not here O God.
As many that have laboured in prayers helping this ministry O God, bless all of them, remember their good works in the Name of the Lord. May we continue to meditate on these promises, upon all these blessing. May no man doubt your word. Increase our Faith O God.
Help us to believe you the more. Every hand of the devil to bring doubt, Father, we cancel it in the Name of the Lord. We thank you in all things. Take Glory O God in the Name of the Lord. Shall we give a clap offering unto the Lord!
On this note, I say remain in your sanctified estate, remain blessed in Him eternally. Selah.