PREACHED BY APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN THE JUDGE OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD AT THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD ONITSHA ON 28TH OCTOBER 2018
Be seated. You are all welcome to the presence of the Most High God. LAST SUNDAY, I WAS HERE WITH YOU PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY HAVING ONLY BUT ONE AIM, TO ESPOUSE EVERYBODY TO THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD THAT IS NOT FAR FROM WHERE YOU ARE.
MAKING YOU TO KNOW HOW PRIVILEGED YOU ARE, THAT CHRIST THE SAVIOUR, THE REDEEMER, THE SUPREME JUDGE OF THE WHOLE WORLD COULD BE DRAWN FROM AMONG YOU AS IT HAS BEEN GOD’S MANNER SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN.
God has always revealed Himself from among human beings and He makes His final selection. Nobody directs Him on the person that should be the One.
He is the One that molded a temple with His own hands where He choose to dwell. For God does not dwell in a temple made with human hands. But a vessel has He prepared for Himself.
You cannot tell Him that He does not know where that vessel is. Who prepared it? God. Who placed it there? God. For whose use? God. For that is the only way God can reach you as humans. He must use your fellow human being to reach you.
If He remains abstract in the spirit realm, He cannot reach you. And anybody that is worshipping anything called God which he cannot see with his eyes, touch with his hands is worshipping an imaginary god.
And whatever he does is patterned after the feelings of his heart which may be one million miles away from the reality. Amen.
I want to stand before you once again today for few minutes. Last Sunday I stood there for too long but today for just few minutes. Once I drive My point, I will go down. Amen.
I told you that God commanding Onitsha to go home and establish their altars, I am the greatest beneficiary. And I believe members of My family will stand up before God and testify that it is a blessing to them.
I cannot afford to save many and allow My family to stumble into hell. If you do not believe that hellfire is real, you do not believe that God exist.
I want you to follow Me. Natural things type spiritual. In the natural law, the power of the law is the state. Is it not true? The power of the law is the state. That is why whosoever the state declares pardoned under the state law is already pardoned.
YOU CAN NEVER FILE ANY APPEAL ANYWHERE AGAINST A PARDON THAT IS GRANTED TO AN OFFENDER BY THE STATE. YOU CAN ONLY EXPRESS YOUR OPINION THAT YOU DO NOT LIKE IT.
YOU CAN GIVE YOUR REASONS WHY YOU DO NOT APPRECIATE IT, BUT IT IS FINAL.
That is not all. There is a hierarchy in the administration of justice in every state starting from your village court which you call, “Customary court”, which recognizes your tradition and customs; that do not infringe on the supreme law of the state which is the constitution of that state.
That is the supreme law of every state.
There is no lawyer that does not know this truth. I am coming to something. God knows that there might be injustice along the way. He created the room for appeal: From the lower court to the higher court to the appellate court. From the appellate court to the Supreme Court.
And the higher you go, the more difficult the case becomes. Not every lawyer appears in the appeal court, not every lawyer appears live in the Supreme Court and nobody goes to any of these courts to begin to argue unnecessarily.
Your cases will only be entertained in writing. If you want, write a treatise, write one million copies and tender before the appeal court or Supreme Court.
There are supreme judges vested with the authority to go through whatever might be your write-ups, line by line, omitting nothing.
If the appellate court errs, Supreme Court will correct it. If the lower court errs, appeal court will correct it. If a magistrate court errs, a high court will correct. But if the Supreme Court errs, who corrects it?
Often times, supreme courts deliver judgment that run contrary to the rule of law and it is upheld.
The highest thing you can do is to gang up as legalists, legal practitioners and then discuss it. That is where it will end.
THAT IS THE SUPREME JUDGE WHOSE JUDGEMENT ON EVERY MATTER CONCERNING ETERNAL LIFE, CONCERNING LIFE AND GODLINESS, HIS JUDGEMENT IS FINAL.
Because you do not know who He is, He told you, from among you He will choose a vessel from where He will showcase Himself and show you His original body.
That which they could not believe that existed exist but the form He exist, the world does not know.
Why has He decided to reveal Himself to you and not to the world? You see why you are not having a common experience?
If it is common, why are people surprised at hearing you? Why do they feel shocked when you begin to reveal the much that is reveal to you not all?
You begin to see your listeners shivering, asking curious questions with the view of getting further indebt knowledge of what you are saying.
It is not a common knowledge. Do not think that the revelation is for the world. It is for the elect. It is for the elect. I will tell you something.
This morning, I am approaching you from another dimension. Remember I am here to remove all obstacles on your way to paradise.
Who will say, “Had I know? Who will regret in the end?
Is it the prostitute in the hotel who does not know God and who never heard this message?
Is it the gentleman in the street who does not have the knowledge of the devil and does not have the knowledge of God, for he is a street gentleman? Is it the churchgoer? Who will regret?
Do you think the denominations will regret? Never never. The man that will regret is one that came face to face with the truth, verified it, acknowledge it to be irrevocable truth, which his conscience can never deny.
For one reason or the other, he erred at the time when there could be no more correction. That is the man.
One that will do everything he thought is right only to hear, “Depart from Me for I know you not. You were worshipping Me with your lips when your heart was far away from Me.”
Last Sunday, I showed you that the road is very narrow and very delicate. The Lord Jesus confirmed it. He was asked whether only a few will make it. He said, “Yes, but strive that you may enter for there are many that will try but they will not, they cannot.”
That is why last Sunday was a blessing to all that paid rapt attention and understood the reading of the message.
I AM THE MESSAGE. WHATEVER I AM SHOWING YOU FROM THE SCRIPTURES, FROM YOUR SERMON BOOKS, FROM NATURE, THEY ARE TO ENABLE ME PASS THE MESSAGE ACROSS, THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE THAT I AM HE. NO MORE, NO LESS.
If I should ask you the question, “That thing you are watching even from afar off there, does it resemble a human being? I mean that supernatural photograph that is there with white apparel head to toe, does it resemble the shape of a human being or a goat, a cow, a chimpanzee?
If you have it, have a closer look at it. From where was that thing revealed? Who promised to be here before all to handle a very delicate case? When you thought He was coming late, you never knew He was here.
And He told the elders ahead of time that it will take the Supreme Lawgiver, the Almighty God to handle these cases. Otherwise, it may rock the foundation of this Bridal Ministry, that is the cases of Ugochukwu Egbema and Chinwendu Ehamufu.
And since that time till today, we have never had a case like that. Amen.
The case we handled from Nsukka was the case of open rebellion but it was different from this. The deity came down to handled it, and allowed Himself to be photographed. From where was He revealed?
Let Me tell you, in this form He can enter your house at any time. He can be with you in your office. Like Joe Ogbuka is a lawyer, He can accompany you to court.
Look at the Man that collected all His items from your vehicle on the day you were coming for worldwide broadcast. He collected all His items. He was the One that instructed you to do everything for one week, prepare, that it is going to be worldwide broadcast.
He told you; He gave you instruction. He bid you to come. He wanted you to have your own personal experience.
Nobody opened your boot. All the items, your books and everything, you did not pick them on the way and nobody picked them and heaped somewhere. But your legal books and so on and your bags were secured.
Many have prepared messages and on the morning of delivering the messages, all of them gone.
In this way, you can carry Him in your vehicle. n this way He can sleep with you. You lie in the bed to sleep, He is lying there. He can stand and watch over you.
That is why we call Him, “Silent listener to every secret conversation.” In this way He fills all in all. He travels as a thought. I can be here and go round the world and still return here in less than one minute.
This is the form where He causes problem among unbelievers who feel that members of their family phoned the Son of Man and reported. Nobody reports. Nobody phones.
He is always there. Unless He does not want. And in this form, He can exterminate a community in one second. Simply pass across the line, there will be cry everywhere.
Nobody passed in Egypt as agent of death if not the Almighty.
He told them, “Slaughter your lamb without blemish, put the blood on the lintel, for tonight, an angel of death will pass through Egypt.
Every first born of every living thing will die. This is My last sign to Pharaoh.”
Both first, second, third, who gave the sign? God. Who filled everywhere with frog? God. With flies? God. Who turned water to blood? God. Who was that agent of death?
Life and death are in His hands, that is why He stifles anybody He wants to, to call off the plough that mankind will learn a lesson.
Whatever you want to be, whatever you boast of, is it not because you are alive? Assuming you went to bed and you did not come out.
Last night, all of you slept, where did you go when you slept? Did you remember that you had anything here again? Not even your mother, your father, your children, your wife. Did you remember any? Where did you go?
Maybe you do not know that every human being tastes death every day. It is such a thing that you could be sitting down here, while you are sitting down, you go away.
What if He does not want you to come back? Stories will be told, “He was in the fellowship. We thought he was asleep.”
He went home. It can be while you are on your steering, no accident. Many have died on the steering. It can be in your bed. It can be anywhere. It can be in the farm.
God can visit you anywhere. In this form, He know where you are at any point in time. If you stray away from God’s presence and God is showing interest in your welfare, before you know it, your phone will ring.
The first question you will hear is; even in your remain blessed, you will hear, “Where are you?” And the moment you hear, “Where are you?” something will tell you, “He has caught me.”
It takes time for you to give the reply. “Tell Me the truth, where are you? Then the truth will come. “Why are you there?”
At any point when the thought of the Son of Man fills your heart, He is standing before you but you do not know. For He is the One that is influencing that thought.
Many have had their different experiences, the feeling become too much that they picked their phone, while scrolling My number, My phone will strike. “Give me that phone, let me call Daddy. Before the phone can enter your hand, it strikes.”
I am going to the pulpit. I want you to give Me few minutes attention to explain Myself. Yes! I have to explain Myself. How many will like to hear My Voice?
YOU KNOW MY VOICE IS DEADLY TO ONE THAT IS DESTINED TO PERDITION BUT IT IS REVIVING TO ONE THAT IS ON HIS WAY TO PARADISE BECAUSE MY VOICE GIVES YOU A HELPING HAND. IT REVEALS TO YOU MANY, MANY THINGS YOU DO NOT KNOW ABOUT YOURSELF.
You might be thinking that all is well. You might be thinking that you have arrived, no obstacle, but wait until He speaks.
Song: “When the day is dawn before you and the clouds are hanging low, there is One who watches over you, everywhere that you may go”.
The Lord is the One, Yes, He is the only One. Let Him have His way until the day is dawn. When He speaks, you know the clouds will have to go, just because He loves you so.
Pastor Chizoba! Thank you for a work well done. It remains this one (God’s Instrument for Leadership is Divine).
This is the Divine Personality in the Godhead from where you are hearing everything. You are receiving everything. This is where you hope is pinned. In Him shall the entire world build their hopes.
Song: “I am He that liveth and was dead. And behold I am alive forevermore. Come unto Me all ye nations and be saved for I am He that liveth and was dead. Shall we say, Amen.
I am He that liveth and was dead and behold I am alive forevermore. Come unto Me O ye people and be saved for I am He that liveth and was dead”.
I AM THE RESURRECTED BODY. Believe it if you can. But where you cannot, keep it there. Do not disturb others.
My friend Matthew, have My handshake. How I wish you have come to abide. I have not seen him physically. I received his call last night around 9pm.
He said, “Sir, my name is Mathew from Nsukka. I am a client to Barrister Joe Ogbuka. I go to his chambers from time to time. I read the inscriptions in his chambers and from what I read in his chambers, I went to the website, there I got your phone number.”
I asked, “So you did not get it from Joe Ogbuka?” He said, “No, he does not even know that I am calling. I read so many things and I decided to call. Sir, I will like to be one of your members.”
I said, Ok, thank you very much. Let Me give you a suggestion not a command.” I said, “A suggestion. If it will please you, my suggestion is this: Nsukka is not far from where I am. Brethren come to Onitsha from Nsukka to worship every Sunday.”
“I will suggest you come to Onitsha and see Me live. Hear from Me face to face, mouth to mouth, eye to eye, ear to ear. We are at a strategic place. Look at how you can locate us.”
I gave him a bus stop at Borromeo, told him to board any Keke NAPEP, tell them to stop you either at Ado Girls or Onitsha stadium or inland Police Headquarters Onitsha.
These are public and notable places. We are worshipping in the Government Technical College. So, these are signposts of which nobody can feign ignorance.
On the alternative, I suggested, “Go to Barrister Joe ogbuka. He is likely to be in Onitsha tomorrow.” That’s today.
“He may find a space to accommodate you in his vehicle. When you get to him, tell him you called Me, you discussed with Me and I directed you.”
So, seeing him this morning, my heart rejoiced. My brother I hope you rejoiced also? We are not looking for members, but your voice was distinct.
I want you to understand this fact. You are not the only client that came from Joe Ogbuka’s chamber to see Me or to embrace this Faith. Sit down.
There was one that came from Enugu-Ezike. I met him when I went to Joe ogbuka’s family. From that day, he was showing interest in what we were doing until I gave him some books here and then halted him.
I said, “Sir, are you sure you are not identifying with Joe Ogbuka to enable you get more job from him?”
“Are you sure that you are not following him because of his money. You are not trying to spy into the secret of his liberty so that you can strike him? He said, “Sir, I mean well. How can I strike him?”
I mean, dupe him because you know his limitations. And you know Me and you know he listens to Me.
So, when you dupe him now, you will run to Me to avoid imprisonment. He said, “Sir, I have been with him all these years. Ask him. How can I do that?” I said, “Ok, time will tell. Continue in Fellowship.”
The next Sunday, he brought my jar of palm wine to Me saying he was appreciating Me. I said, “I will drink it o, but I will continue with what I am saying.
Now, stop coming to Onitsha. Continue with Enugu-Ezike so that I will be monitoring you from the Pastor there not from free ride. He went there. Two weeks after, trouble ensued.
He started calling Me. “My Lord, please prevail on Barrister Joe Ogbuka. He wants to imprison me. It is not an empty threat. I know him.
I asked him, “What did you do?” He continued, “Sir, I appealed to him to give me some time. In short, I entered into contract with him.”
I asked, “When?” He said, “Sir, it has been long o. I said ok, wahala don come. You collected a huge sum of money from him to supply cement. You made him to stop the man from Kogi State who supplying him. You now claim to be a brother.
From supplying wood, you now take over cement only to embezzle over eight hundred thousand naira because you have learnt he will not take you to court. No police.
Are you not spying on his secret so as to dupe him? My friend, get ready, you are going to wear prison uniform.
He said, “What? Wait for me, I am coming on Sunday to explain things.” I said, “You had better come.” He came and talked bla bla bla bla bla. I said to him, “Do you have the money? No interest. Do you just have the money?”
He said, “Sir, give me two weeks, I will supply half.” From two weeks to one month. One month to two months. I said to him, “You are a born criminal. It is very clear.” Let Me stop there. It is not My message.
My friend, because you introduced yourself as a client. You cannot be a client to a Barrister if you have no case you are pursuing with his chambers.
I mean, he is your advocate and solicitor over a case? Are you ready to stop the case that is if the court will not rule the case against you? But do you think you are winning the case? Are you sure? Are you the plaintiff or the defendant? The defendant. You are a criminal.
I know the type of case Barrister Joe Ogbuka will rush and grab. It must be one that will yield a big money.
It will be the type of case where a lawyer is needed to stand up and say, “My lord, I am standing for this man.” Where it is difficult, he will assume that one, “Put my name there. I am Barrister Joe Ogbuka from Ogbuka Chambers. I am standing for this man. I say, he is not guilty my lord.” Amen.
Please, hear me well. If you want to worship this God, God means, object of worship, but He is a Being. I AM THE SUPREME BEING. If you must worship, I will give you condition.
Some months ago, I came up with a teaching titled, “FLEE FROM IDOLS.” I revealed what an idol is all about. I equally revealed idol worshippers. I revealed many ways people worship idols ignorantly.
I revealed the idols of the nations, idols of families when I handled family gods. For there is no family with a god which they respect and honour, they revere.
They even try to instill the fear of that idol in the hearts of all the members of the family to the point that the idol will be given undue power with the words of the mouth.
So, what will be check-mating the attitude and character of the people will be the influence and fear of the idol not God. Something that has no power, something that does not exist which our primitive fathers established when they knew not God.
The fear that checks people from certain norms becomes the fear of the idols their people established. If you try it, this is what will befall you.
They will give you instances of people of old. Some of them were stories they heard who flouted the laws of the idols, how the idols punished them.
And somebody who is a child of God, who is looking for, striving for eternal life will subscribe to the nonsense, come and sit down here and give the impression that he is worshipping God.
Can you worship God and the devil? Can you eat from such an altar and eat from the table of God?
Nobody is neutral on the matter. I revealed the various forms they have influence on people and brethren here confirmed.
Some people called Me on phone, some came live saying, “Today, I am delivered. Sir, I have been a part of this idol and I am guilty of even instilling the fear of the idol in my wife and in my children.”
So, the fear compelling them to do what is right or what is wrong is no longer drawn from God but from idol. Tell Me one you fear, that is the one you worship. That is the one that controlling you.
I am sure that when you lift up those messages contained in part 1, part 2, and part 3, many have not even opened them because they have not liberated themselves.
They are still held strongly by the shackles of those idols which they established in their families. Their fathers were idol worshippers who feared and revered those things.
They were brought up that way. They now start to mingle it with worshipping the One and True God who is alive forever.
A dead thing that has no life which caterpillars can remove from their positions.
I used My own house where I cleared evil forest that was there before I was born and they said My family will be exterminated.
I am alive. Members of My family are still there. We are cultivating on it and people now pluck corn and then go there to steal our cassava. You know the evil forest.
No respect for anything god except the Almighty God. Many of you bow down to such things. Some, even as I am talking now, are still paying homage to those things secretly. I have secret idol worshippers here.
This morning, there are too many of them here, not that they do not know the truth. They know the truth, but they are afraid.
They do not believe that the God I am introducing them to has the power to save. So, let them put one leg on the one their fathers introduced and then one on the one they met.
No matter the way you look at it, you can never sit at the fence while worshipping God. You must take one side. You are either with God or with the devil.
I am not trying to revisit doctrines, teachings I have handed down, documented, went wide, because whether white or black or red, nobody can escape it without having the full knowledge of God.
It takes God to free us from worshipping of idols. Those idols were the ones we met, our parents established, tradition established some of them.
“In my village, we abhor this, we abhor that.” Why? “Our fathers said. Our fathers said” That is the only reason. Is that why you are afraid of it?
Brethren that came to My house last night, [Elders] they never knew I was watching them as we were discussing on certain things.
I used Agulu Lake. Before the civil war and after the civil war, nobody from Agulu, no human being ever trekked to Agulu Lake to do fishing.
But during the war, soldiers and refugees invaded Agulu Lake, finished the whole fishes there. Nobody died. After the war, the whole of Agulu, Nanka, even you, everybody can now go there and do a fishing.
I know Udemili have such a thing. Go to Ogidi now. Go to Obosi. You can hardly see that snake they call ‘Eke’. I mean, residents have finished the whole thing, use it for pepper soup and suya. The best meat so far.
Even the indigenes, the real of those areas, some of them eats that thing. They eat it secretly. They do not perform any ritual.
Nobody has ever died for killing that snake. Nobody has ever heard of anything evil around himself because he killed it or ate it.
Your own community has their own taboos. You go to Amenyi Awka, they said they do not eat Monkey.
Have you caught Monkey with your hand? Let Me catch it first before we determine whether to eat it or not, we will catch it.
You go to some places, if they see you eating Camel or Jacky meat, it is abomination. But if you go to Ochanja market, come and see dried meat, even fresh ones from Nkwele Ezunaka here.
If you say you do not eat it, do not ever eat meat in any hotel, for what you are eating is Jacky.
Some people do not eat horse. Awka people use horse for all their traditional burial and nobody has ever died.
When God created these things, He hand them over to you to eat as meat. Human being now decided to revere some animals. Animals became their gods.
Some use woods caved by special artists. Some use even their own machete to go to the bush, cut down the tree, bring it in the house and cave it. Open the ground and then put it there. Place food, place everything, just to scare people away.
They go to market, buy yellow clothe, red, white, green, tie it from the top, then pour blood of animals. It has become a shrine. With the mouth they give power to it and then begin to use it to terrorize their family, putting unnecessary fear in them.
Whenever they needed meat, they will tell you, “One of your wives must have transgressed the law. We need some rituals to cleanse the land.” They needed meat.
If somebody dies, they need meat to cleanse the land so that nobody will die again. After the sacrifice, another will die.
Today, do we still talk about Ogbanje? Persistent infant mortality. Why? We have proved that nothing is called sickle cell. What is Ogbanje? Primitive orientation because of lack of adequate Medicare knowledge.
Sickle cell anemia that can be easily handled, that is not even a disease. It is nature. It is blood. It is not even a defect. Sickle cell anemia is not a physiological defect. Never. Because of primitive orientation, they never know how to handle it. There was nothing like blood transfusion.
They did not know how to treat malaria on a monthly or bimonthly basis so as to stop the crisis. What am I saying? Infants were dying every day. Infant mortality rate, very high.
A man could have up to seven, eight children and all of them will perish (die). What is Ogbanje? I placed it on record in this Faith. I stand to make it bold. Tell me, if there be anything like that. I will show you families. You know many.
Sister Yusuf, a nurse having “SS” genotype, had twins twice, delivered all of them in her husband’s parlor. She is blessed with seven children.
Nobody takes care of Sister Yusuf. Yusuf ran away for eighteen years abandoning the wife. The wife is alive and kicking. All the children kicking and alive till this morning. Amen.
You know there was a case at Nsukka. I announced it to the glory of God. Remember that before now, we never knew anything called genotype.
Our parents never know anything called diagnostic laboratory to check blood, check this, check that. I did not check My own, I knew it not. I hope I am making sense?
A brother did not check his own. He is blessed with seven children. He is “AS”, the wife “AS”. All the seven children are “AA”. They are all in this Faith. Let Me tell you, God has called us to believe Him so that we can make impossible possible.
There is nothing impossible for God to do. Only believe in Him, all things are possible. Amen.
There are too many even in this Faith after many places doctors wrote, “It will take amazing grace.” They came to the end and the matter came to Me. God said, “Ok, the doctors are tired.” From different hospitals in different states, specialists.
“You mean they are all tired? Ok, Brother, I will show you a sign. Now they are tired, your wife will conceive through you and you will come to Me for family planning while we are still alive.
Who does not know Brother James of Aba? Are we not doing family planning now?
It is in this Faith that somebody whose womb was evacuated, by the Spoken Word conceived, had two issues from that same evacuated womb.
Here, cases are bound. Pastor Isaac whose bone were crushed and removed, waiting for amputation.
I told him, “If you will trust in Me, I show you a sign. It will take some time, nobody will amputate it. Leave it there, it will not decay. Fresh bone must come out and it will outgrow your leg until doctors will be asking what they will do so that the length of the new bone will match with the flesh.”
We continued our journey. I did not ask about him again, until call came. I said, “Brother, if it is true, bring it before everybody.” Everybody saw it. A new bone that is longer than the leg.
When you trust in God doubting nothing, things will begin to happen according to your faith. But when you trust in the idols of your fathers, well, I do not know what to say. I do not know what to say.
Now, I am going to give you in a nutshell. I gave the message, FLEE FROM IDOLS. Have nothing to do with idols. I am going to give you My own explanation, My own interpretation. You can call it, “FLEE FROM IDOLS EXPLAINED”. My own explanation.
This is because from that day I came down from the pulpit, after the teachings, many went home rejoicing, but they did not free themselves.
They did not free themselves. Those that are honouring and reverencing fishes in the Ocean are still doing it. Remember, it is a spiritual matter. It happens in the heart. Amen.
If you are afraid of the shrine, it is because you recognized it exists, it has power, I do not want to touch it. I will never transgress it lest this shrine will kill me. What is tradition? Tradition is what people established with the mouth. What people agreed on and it stands for them.
And they vary from place to place according to their agreement. Is it God’s tradition? Is it God’s custom? This is because in the churches of Christ, we have only but one tradition, one custom.
St. Paul was talking to Corinthian church, he said, “If anybody is contending about my teachings on this matter, let him understand that in the churches of Christ, we have no other tradition than this which I have led down.”
For no other foundation can any man lay except that which is laid which is Christ. Not the idols of your people.
Brother Emeka Enugu, I know that this one is holding you down again because anybody can escape from the worshipping of idols, but not somebody from Enugu state.
Only them know what they gain from the worshipping of idols. If you talk too much, they will tell you that going to church do not affect this one.
Going to church will not affect it because that is what you believe. But can you say that God does not affect it? God created human beings and human being created idol.
God never instituted any idol. God created human beings and human being created idol.
Man now abandoned God who created him and started worshipping his self-made god. That is why the Bible said, “Can a man make for himself God? It said, such are no gods and they that worship such things are like them.
If you know that thing you fear and revere, that is your God. The Bible said, “Allow God alone to be your dread. Only God shall you fear.
Fear not anybody, anything that will destroy your flesh and stop but fear Him that has the power to destroy your flesh and put your soul in hellfire.”
He will destroy you and destroy your idols. God will not destroy the idols you made.
He gave you authority that you should go and destroy your idols of gold and silver, wood, ornament which you made with your hand and allow them to be influencing your heart and your decisions and your actions.
You instituted all, even the ones you tied around your waist, the ones on your fingers, on your neck, including those under your beds, those under your pillows, God is seeing all of them.
Some you offer cola in the morning, pour drink to, some pour water, do incantations before going out. Some you lift before the sun, some you present before fire or even place on the door, examine it and then watch the car before living the house. Yes.
I have a man I know very well, an engineer by profession, a member of COREN (Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria) licensed but he belongs to Rosicrucian (AMORC). He does not travel anywhere without placing his cabala on the ground and watch, pour incantations, ask the road whether it is clear or there are obstacles. That is the much he knows.
Many of you are here having such charms, magical wands, hidden. Some will hide theirs in their secret places, after which you still come here and dance to your satisfaction, and you think that God is not seeing you. Who are you? But what I am going to touch is the greatest of all.
The greatest and the most dreadful idol is what I am touching now. Give Me few minutes. Everywhere is calm already but it will be calmer when I address it. I will use the scripture to introduce it. Give Me your Bible, King James. I go there. I will not stay long.
Let’s bow down our heads. Our heavenly Father, give us the grace, the spiritual insight that we may behold and catch up with Your wondrous blessings in Your Word both in the written Word and in the Spoken Word for your name sake, Amen. Thank you.
Colossians chapter 3 verse 5. That is My introduction. Colossians 3, King James. “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. KJV.”
That is where I am circling. That is where I am circling. My topic is, BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS WHICH IS IDOLATRY. Flee from covetousness which is idolatry before God.
FLEE FROM, BEWARE OF, STEER CLEAR, FLY AWAY FROM COVETOUSNESS WHICH IS IDOLATRY. I mean, many might not for one day, have considered, deeply meditated on what (the worshipping of idols) idolatry is all about to the point of covetousness. Amen.
WHAT IS COVETOUSNESS? COVETOUSNESS. GOD SAID, IT IS IDOLATRY. ONE THAT IS NEVER SATISFIED WITH WHAT HE HAS. HE CAN NEVER BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT HE HAS.
I will read more scriptures before I will tell you characteristic features of covetousness. THE MOST DELICATE AND DANGEROUS HUMAN BEING IS A COVETOUS MAN.
It is covetousness that has turn the world upside down. It is not limited to money. A covetous fellow can covet even wives, children, property, land, office. I mean status.
When you are in a place, you will be desiring to be in another place. Is it not in attempt to covet an office that people overthrow governments? The idea of overthrowing a government was not muted overnight.
It was an idea that was conceived, well calculated, articulated, weighed between the two extremes before it was carried out.
The merits and the demerits. If a pin falls now, we will hear the sound.
COVETOUSNESS IS A SPIRIT. You may not carry a fowl and bow down before an idol, you may not be eating in a shrine, you may not have concoction of any sort hidden either in you or in your house.
You may be coming to fellowship, sponsoring everything God is doing, doling out your money and your life to spearhead the things of God but the Almighty God looks at you, weigh you and says, “you are an idol worshipper.”
Why the murder? Why the arson? Why the rioting? Why too many gimmicks, even the political violence for which cause too many innocent souls are dying?
Why the rigging of elections? Is it not born out of covetousness? Why stealing government’s money? Why robbing the treasury by ministers, Presidents, governors? A governor today, a prisoner tomorrow. Why? Covetousness.
Why the scramble for leadership? Why do people borrow money from banks to invest in politics? Where do they aim to get the money back? By what means? In the villages, no peace. Why? One man wants to covet the whole land in his community so that he will be the mayor. Why do people oust their traditional rulers?
Why is no peace in the families even when there is money? Why are people becoming uncontrollably bad? University dons duping even students.
Vice Chancellors duping their subordinate staffs, denying them of their little stipends when they are in the best position as head of state and commander in chief of those universities.
The more they are grabbing the more they are desiring to grab more. Covetousness. And God said, “No man with this spirit will ever smell the kingdom of heaven. Will ever be clothed with immortality. Because too many things are there. It is a dangerous spirit. Very dangerous.
Why? The high propensity for criminality even among our youths. Why the mad rush to South Africa and other European countries?
Why are too many people in the prison yards? Are they there because God was not giving them their daily bread as he taught them to pray for? Why the kidnapping for ransom? BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS WHICH IS IDOLATRY.
Begin to see, begin to virtualize how many idolaters we have in the so called churches including this one.
Principals of colleges, lecturers of all sorts, even domestic house wives, our own children that are coming up are also coming up with the spirit of covetousness.
Somebody thinking that he is getting saved why he is becoming more and more a candidate of hell.
Why the bribery and corruption everywhere? Why is it that nobody can render selfless service to humanity again? It must be tit for tat. For any little service, money is attached. Why are people counting on their time? Time, Time and Time. Time is money. Time is money.
If pin falls down here, we will hear the sound. Why do people tell lies by falsifying receipt even among the brotherhood? Some will even swear an oath, “I tell you, this is the correct price.”
Why will somebody carry a full cooler of beef on the head and be fighting for chicken meat? Before you know it, he will keep on pushing and struggling until he will push the cooler down while struggling for chicken part.
I am going back to the pulpit. I told you, I will not stay long. I will introduce the message into your heart then you place yourself where you belong to.
Why the overtime in your workplace even when you do not have any need for overtime, you try to create it anyhow. Why the too many ghost workers in the payroll? Can a ghost occupy an office? The ghosts have no offices. Their names are in the payroll.
I AM THE SUPREME JUDGE BECAUSE I AM THE SUPREME LAWGIVER. FLEE FROM COVETOUSNESS WHICH IS IDOLATRY.
“God you know my heart, I have never taken any fowl to bow down to any idol, I have never recited chaplet, I never did this and that.” Thank you very much, but what of the covetous spirit in you?
Tell Me that which you did to your fellow human being as a result of covetous spirit? Until it gets to the level where you justify yourself into believing that there is nothing wrong in it, since everybody does the same thing.
Why are people not contented with what they have? The Bible said, “We should be content with what we have.” Are we obeying it? That we should condescend to men of low estate. We should not mind high things but condescend to men of low estate. Do we obey it?
What it means is that we should live according to our means. What brought about somebody jumping up to hang his bag? Is it not because his hand cannot reach the height?
Because that which you want to be is not coming as you wishes; for that, strife will come in, you become restive, you become riotous. You become hostile because things are no going the way you expect it.
Then the question arises. That which you are worrying about, is it the promise God made to you?
Jesus’ disciples asked Him saying, “Master, show us how to pray and He said to them, pray this way, “Give us this day, our daily bread”.
If you know that God is denying you daily bread here, stand up or lift up your hand and let Me see it. Not even one hand here.
Instead of God to deny you of daily bread, that day you think you will go without food, you will have left over. The way it will come, you will not know.
Everybody wants to be the man everybody is scared of, wants every other person to worship him and whose word will be law.
Pay attention. I am coming to something because the hour has come for us to discuss eternal life. We have been talking about earthly things, material things for material existence which are temporary.
The hour has come for us to discuss eternal life. Those that will be clothed with immortal body, who will be like Him and dwell with Him eternally. Amen.
Psalm 119:36-38. Give Me Living Bible. Give Me also King James. I do not want to flood this thing with scriptures. I want the Spirit of Truth to talk to you.
“Help Me to prefer obedience to making money. Help Me to do what? Prefer obedience to making money. Help me to do what? Prefer obedience to making money. KJV.
Help me O Lord to value obedience more than making money. For God will save you, not in disobedience. God will grant you paradise, eternal life not in disobedience, for obedience is better than sacrifice.
Maybe you are coveting money so that you can give it to God. You will bring it to the Son of Man so that He will hail you as one that is powering this Faith. Money earned through covetousness. Money you got through dubious means, covetousness. Is it what you think you will use in worshipping God? Does God accept such a sacrifice? It is an abominable sacrifice.
You see why the Son of man does not accept sacrifice anyhow? Help me O Lord to learn obedience, to prefer obedience to making money because money was not here when we came, money was created by human beings.
As time progressed, human being started using money to stratify, to categorize, which God never stratify.
Hence the integrity and resourcefulness of men is now measured by material wealth. No matter how intelligent you may be, as far as you are harbouring an idea that is not backed by money, nobody pays attention.
What is more, they now say, when money speaks truth is silenced. Hence, churches now accept bribe to silence the truth. But by and by, in the end, Truth must surely resurface. Truth must surely resurface.
JUDGMENT AGAINST THE TRUTH IS TRACEABLE TO BRIBERY. WHY DO THEY ACCEPT BRIBE AT CHURCHES TO PERVERT TRUTH? IS IT NOT COVETOUSNESS? Even the one that affected our exiled Bishop. Did he not have enough that could sustain his life and his family?
INSTEAD OF MONEY THAT IS EARNED THROUGH COVETOUSNESS TO GIVE YOU LIFE AND PEACE, IT WILL GIVE YOU TROUBLE YOU CANNOT CARRY.
O Lord, help me to prefer obedience to making money. A covetous man has nothing to do with obedience. Do you obey? Since you started chasing the money in disobedience, you have not succeeded in getting the money and disobedience is still your portion.
A wise man asked God to help him to prefer obedience to making money. As I am talking to you now, some of you are in their business sites.
Some are even wishing that we should dismiss by 10 o’clock so that they will go to their business sites. They do not remember that one day they will die; business will also remain. Amen.
Brother David Mbah, are you involved in this matter? “I am sir.” Thank you. No exclusion. Young and old, no exclusion.
Why is it that drivers can hardly give honest account even after reaching good agreements with the owners of the vehicles? They want to make money faster than the owners of the vehicle. Is it not true? What is compelling them? COVETOUSNESS.
Why do people collect money to buy original materials for contract owners but they will use the money to buy fake? If they buy original, they will make profit, but they will like to buy fake, counterfeit so as to make double profit. What is the reason? COVETOUSNESS. You see why too many people are idolaters.
The world actually lieth in wickedness. On the issue of idolatry, who is free?
Why do people abandon the Faith of Christ? Check it very well, COVETOUSNESS. They feel, if they continue with the truth, they will not meet their targets on time. For every human being that is covetous has a target but he does not include death.
I am coming to something. All these years we have been clustering here as friends. We love ourselves. We have been talking about eternal life, talking about earthly protection and material prosperity and God has been answering using a fish and a loaf of bread to feed us, miraculous wonders like the supernatural.
They are all fine. But I told you, they do not have any eternal value. They have helped your faith to believe that God is and He exist.
They are to help your faith to believe in Him Whom He has sent. Whom He has sent for a purpose to bring you home. And He has told you what He is expecting from all of you.
Now is the hour to discuss eternal life; eternal habitation with God. And this is the last slap. No idolater worships God, for you cannot worship two masters.
Can you worship God and mammon? Every covetous man worships mammon whether he or she believes. While in the bid to make money, he values money more than human life.
If you are covetous which, of course you are, human life is valueless to you. And as long as human life is valueless to you, how do you expect God to value your life?
LET HAND JOIN HAND, NO IDOLATER WILL SMELL THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. You see why I have told you that the devil will testify against this generation, for the devil knows that you cannot worship this God. And that is why he introduced something he will use to catch you.
And all the Apostles filled with the spirit of God told you that the love of money is the root of all evils. If you believe it to be truth, say Yes! You do not embark on a project empty-handedly.
Anywhere you go today, they believe that the glory of a man is money. The popular slogan now is that Money decides. That when you are rich, you have a say. You see why Lazarus had no say, but a rich man has a say.
Flee from idols. Have nothing to do with idols, then you said, Amen. You went home, destroyed all the idols in your house, cut down shrines, even tried to discard the ones you can remember, you had already engraved in your bodies, you started violating some traditions of the fathers which run contrary to the truth, yet, you have not escaped.
You are one I will liken to a man been pursued by a loin, and a bear caught him. And I told that the devil has spread all his drag nets. All denominations are task forces.
If you leave this place because of My doctrines and enter another group, the devil is still holding you there, because both the worshippers and the GS (General Superintendent) are all idols worshippers as long as covetousness is concern.
Why the building of universities by churches? Why the merchandising going on in so called churches? It is because they prefer money to obedience.
Did God ever commissioned us in Mathew 28 to go and build schools and colleges, industries, transport industries, bread industry, pure water and things like that? Today, the devil has inspired many to be measuring progress in the things of God with money, material progress.
They can now tell you that poverty is a curse. The poor are now witches and wizards. Whenever you hear witches and wizard in the church, they are referring to poor people. You can ever look at somebody who is rich [wealthy] and call him witch or a wizard.
But you see the poor woman who comes with her little harvest of seeds of corn and pumpkin, people will be warned to avoid her for a witch come. They do not know that the witch and wizard the one in celebrated place. She is the witch. He is the wizard. THE CLOUD IS HERE!
Covetousness cuts across the board. A woman that is filled with the spirit of covetousness which is the spirit of competition, there is no amount of laces she has that will be enough for her.
There is no amount of cosmetics, hair dos and things like that will be enough. Every fashion that comes out will influence her. She must be a part of it; otherwise, she will be left behind. Behind who? Who is introducing those changing fashion? Whose interests are they serving?
Some have come to the point where covetousness which is the mother of envy; covetousness is the mother of envy and jealousy which bring about hate.
She can never be contented with whatever she has. Even if you give her all the boxes of clothes in the whole world, it can never be enough for her. Though she has all the cosmetics on earth, yet she can never be satisfied. Hence, there will be contention and strife every time on trivial matters.
You come to children, their shoes can never be enough for them. They will still be desiring and aspiring for the reigning ones. They will only be interested in the reigning fashion.
For who is this fashion reigning? What purpose is it serving? The Bible said, “Of all the clothes they will amass for themselves, yet their burdens are not warm.” They are still feeling cold.
COVETOUSNESS, WHICH IS IDOLATRY; Nobody is contented with what he has, and that brings about stealing. It brings about poisoning of persons. It brings about murdering. It brings about quarreling.
There is nobody who does not get enough as daily bread, but unfortunately, people aspire for other heights. Though he may not attain such height, he will vow to attain it anyhow, “instead of the yam to bring controversy, let the firewood be exhausted.”
The yam will not cause any controversy and firewood will not be exhausted. They were there before you came. You will leave the scene, they will continue. COVETOUSNESS. IDOLATRY.
Is there any other reason why our obedience to the Truth has not been fulfilled? A wise man said that God should help him to prefer obedience to making money.
HELP ME TO PREFER OBEDIENCE TO MAKING MONEY. TURN ME AWAY FROM WANTING ANY OTHER PLAN THAN YOURS. WHAT? TURN ME AWAY FROM WANTING ANY OTHER PLAN THAN YOURS. REVIVE MY HEART TOWARDS YOU. REASSURE ME THAT YOUR PROMISES ARE FOR ME FOR I TRUST AND REVERE YOU.
I did not want to stay long but seeing that the Cloud is here with Me, I do not want to leave here before the cloud. Look around this place, watch outside. Do you need a prophet to tell you that you are under the cloud? In other words, He is addressing a serious issue.
You might have escaped from every other thing, but have you escaped from idolatry? You may say, “I do not do this, I do not do that, God you know my heart” What of this one? Number one law, you did not cross. “Thou shall not have any other god before Me for I am the Lord thy God. But this is the God.
The God of this evil age that is blinding people’s heart and mind, is it not covetousness? Idolatry. If there be any idol that cannot be removed by going to church, it is covetousness. No church, no secret society, I am telling you, no other has ever escaped it.
For covetousness, Cain murdered Abel, for he wanted to be like Abel. Eternal life has narrowed down. If it is not so, the Word of God is not active.
I told you that God know why He placed Me in front and decided to furnish Me with all that the world entails so that you will see how I manage them and how I live with them, so that if you can emulate My approach to these things, the way I manage them.
Wherever I am, there you will be. When God said you should make friends with unrighteous mammon, do you think He was crazy? Make friends with unrighteous mammon. But today, do we make friends with it?
Everybody wants to grab and grab and grab and grab and grab. Nobody is letting out. Nobody. Even the president is not letting out. Who now lets out? It takes the poor in heart. The poor lets out to the poor.
BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS WHICH IS IDOLATRY. The sacrifice of goats and fowls is not a part of this one. It is not done at night. This is done in open day, and it is a spiritual matter. And God knows why He said, “Those that will worship Him, will worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
Help me to prefer obedience to making money. Turn me away from wanting any other plan than yours. Turn my heart away from desiring any other plan except God’s own plan. Help me never to desire to have my own plan, a plan that God does not approve.
Watch where people capitalize. It must be in the areas where God does not approve and that is where they make their brisk money, that is where they amass land, amass property, amass everything they want.
Even the celebrated offices, politics that was presented to Jesus Christ and He said no, telling them, “My kingdom is not of this world.” That is where they have their eyes. Men of God so-called. Osinbajo is there. Tunde Bakare is there. All General Superintendents. The G.S. of Winners chapel has signified his interest also in running for the vice president.
Check all of them. All men of God are having their eyes there. If you ask them, they will tell you, “This is time for men of God, children of God to rule the world.” They now make the kingdom of the world that of children of God through politics.
But a heathen that knows his worth told Me, “ODOEMENA, DO YOU KNOW WHY I RESPECT YOU? YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON THAT HAS RESISTED THE TEMPTATION TO USE CHURCH TO MAKE MONEY WHEN YOU HAVE EVERYTHING EVEN MORE THAN.” You heard it. You were there also.
A learned lawyer and a business mogul here said, “I RESPECT YOU. FROM ALL RAMIFICATIONS, YOU HAVE EVERYTHING MORE THAN THEM. YOU HAVE RESISTED THE TEMPTATION TO USE CHURCH TO ENRICH YOURSELF.” You were there. I thank God I was not alone.
I told you, if this ministry is a making-money ministry, the website would be giving Me not less than one hundred million dollars every day. I mean, mere opening it and printing of books. I mean, the money will be going there in that account and then I will be importing Dollars, Euro, Pounds Sterling.
But I sealed it completely; banned it even from advert. If I should flash one single advert there for one week, do you know how much I will get. Allow you to advertise your product in one of the websites for seven days.
Brother, the other time, we went to Channels Television, they told us, five-minute airing is ten million naira (₦10,000,000). Five minutes airing, ten million naira. Five minutes, ordinary airing.
What if I want those products in the air for seven days? Remember their airing is national but My own will be worldwide. How much are you going to pay Me?
Christ made Himself poor that you might become the riches of Christ. He has the whole world in His hands, yet He was living a borrowed life. THE CLOUD IS HERE!
BEWARE OF IDOLATRY. BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS WHICH IS IDOLATRY. BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS WHICH IS IDOLATRY FOR THERE IS NO IDOL WORSHIPPER THAT WILL GET ETERNAL LIFE NOR ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. YOU CAN RECEIVE HEALING, YOU CAN RECEIVE PROTECTION, GOD CAN ENCOURAGE YOU, DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU, BUT GOD CANNOT GIVE YOU ETERNAL LIFE FOR YOU DO NOT WORSHIP HIM.
He allowed rain to fall for both the righteous and the wicked; He allowed sun to shine upon the righteous and the wicked. Can the wicked give you eternal life? Brother Joe, I think I am answering your question? Thank you. I am coming to that.
This is the hour for those that are children of the kingdom of heaven to know themselves, who they are and what they are made up of.
Maybe you do not know that the devil vowed a vow, having lost the kingdom of heaven, that no human being born of a woman will inherit it, for which cause the Messiah came live, to take a people for Himself because it will take the Messiah to come down live to take a people for Himself and these are the people that have obeyed Him, that prefer obedience to Him than making money, that do not desire to have their own plan but will always do everything in line with God’s plan for them.
Paul said, “I have the power to do everything provided God will not say no.” That your plan that gives you money, that gives you life, gives everything the world entails, did it received the approval of God or where you hiding it away from God? Or were you telling God half-truth about it? Yes! This is because you can tell God half-truth and reserve the weightier side, lest God will turn it down.
This is true. Because you know that if you reveal everything, God will say no. So you reveal the lighter part and withhold the weightier side. And any half-truth is a lie.
I do not want to hear the response of anybody here. This Gospel does not need your confirmation. What the message wants is for you to re-examine yourself and know whether you are worshipping God or worshipping idol, for you cannot worship the two at the same time.
The one you choose becomes your God and that is where you will be expecting your reward and also you shall live with that which you worship eternally.
I told you that the devil, the devil, Satan and Lucifer they said they are casting down, casting up, killing and casting into Abyss is laughing at the whole world. The devil is laughing at the whole world.
The people that are talking rubbish, they do not know that they all children of the devil. They are insulting their father ignorantly when they have not escaped from his grip and shackles.
They are still under his tight grip and they are casting him to hell and this and that. Who is the owner of hell? You cast the owner of hell to hell, have you done him anything?
Let your eyes of understanding open to see the large world. Begin to see the large church world. Church world. The big General Superintendents, the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury, down the line, to Pentecostal millionaires and billionaires.
I do not want you to look at main market. Do not look at main market because that one is a settled matter. Look at greater than main market which is now the church.
Churches are worse than main market. Tell Me any evil that is not traceable to churches, even kidnapping. I am telling you the truth. Money laundering, is it not in the church? Drug-peddling, is it not in the church? All the money magnates belong to churches. They enrich their overseers and pastors who cover their iniquities, but has God covered it? The loser is one that was deceived.
The overseer will say, “Kneel down. Let me pray for you. Father in heaven, this is your son who has blessed this church with this luxury bus, father bless his going out and coming in.”
He (the overseer) knows that the boy is a criminal. Simply because he was given the keys to a Jeep, built duplex for him you see him blessing the person anyhow. “Wherever this money came from, it shall multiply in Jesus name”
My uncle told Me clearly, he said, “Sunday, count it not against me, the reason why I have not been coming to your church is because it is good to go to where you will be making money from the gathering and the church will be progressing.
You know it is always good that when you come to church, you have some cash to go with. While worshipping, you will still be enjoying and everything will be going on well. I am suffering from nairamania.”
I said, what! A deacon in the Assemblies of God told Me this. You know him. I told him, you are suffering from nairamenia.
I liken him to a man whose son in-law who is wealthy told him that he was coming to bring him to his station so that the wife and himself will give him a very sound Medicare.
The man said, “Thank you my son in-law for volunteering to bring me to Lagos for sound Medicare. What I want is sound moneycare. I need sound moneycare not sound Medicare.”
The god of this evil age. Flee from idols. But what of this one which your fathers never erected? You erected it. You have pulled down the ones erected by your fathers. What of the ones you have now erected?
The idols we are talking about is not the idols of our forefathers. We are no longer talking about the universally inherited sin, the sins of Adam and Eve, the sins of our forefathers. But we are talking about the idols we instituted.
The idol of covetousness was not erected by your fathers or your mothers or your community. You erected this one. Amen.
I am coming to something. GOD HELP ME TO PREFER OBEDIENCE TO MAKING MONEY. HELP ME TO ALWAYS DESIRE TO HAVE YOUR PLANS AND NOT FOLLOWING MY OWN PLAN. HAVE YOUR WAY IN ME. DO NOT ALLOW ME TO HAVE MY WAY. FOR THE WAYS OF MAN ARE EVIL.
That is what the Bible said. That God has examined all the ways of man and has found out that they are all evil. One who was giving the option of choosing between life and death now abandoned life and chose death, still claiming to have wisdom.
IF YOU WANT TO GO TO PARADISE, YOU WANT ETERNAL LIFE, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, YOU MUST FOLLOW HIS OWN PLANS. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, YOU MUST FOLLOW HIS OWN PLANS AND DROP YOUR OWN.
THE SAME WAY, HE CANCELED ALL HUMAN PLANS OF SALVATION AND BROUGHT HIS OWN. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, YOU MUST DROP YOUR HUMAN PLAN.
I DO NOT CARE YOUR AGE. AT ANY AGE YOU THINK YOU ARE WHEN TRUTH IS REVEALED TO YOU, IF YOU DO NOT TAKE SIDE WITH THAT TRUTH, YOU DO NOT BELONG TO GOD.
“That expertise with the left hand is not acquired in old age” does not have anything to do with God! Do you know the age of Abraham when the Word of God came to him? What did he do? He followed the Word of God.
Do you know how old Peter was when Jesus met Peter? Even John and James the sons of Zebedee. The Bible said, “They left their father Zebedee. They left everything. They followed Christ.” Do you know how old Nathaniel was? He abandoned everything and followed Christ.
GOD’S PLAN IS THE BEST IF ONLY YOU WILL OBEY. REMEMBER THAT THE SALVATION OF GOD IS NEARER TO THOSE THAT REVERENCE AND OBEY HIM. We read it last Sunday that the salvation of God is nearer to those that reverence and obey Him.
Then the question arises, “Who is this God?” When you go out to tell people, “I have seen God. I have touched Him. I drank and ate with Him and this and that. Who is He? Who do you introduce to the world that God is? To what extent do you reverence and obey Him so that His salvation can be nearer to you?
We are not talking of eternal life o. ETERNAL LIFE IS NOT SALVATION. SALVATION IS NOT ETERNAL LIFE. That is why he said, “Let us all leave the common salvation which we all have received and contend for the Faith which was once and for all delivered unto the saints”.
If salvation is eternal life, the apostles would not have said, “Let us lay this one aside and then move forward and contend earnestly for that faith of eternal life which was once and for all delivered unto the saints, for which cause they forsook all and counted everything but loss, even their own life.”
IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO LOSE YOUR LIFE, YOU ARE NOT WORTHY OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO FORSAKE ALL, FORSAKE ALL. YOU ARE NOT READY FOR THE KINGDOM. YOU ARE JUST A JOKER.
IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU ARE STILL HOLDING ONTO TENACIOUSLY, YOU ARE NOT READY TO FORFEIT, DO AWAY WITH, COUNT YOURSELF OUT OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
BUT BEING IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD WHERE I AM NOW, I WILL BLESS YOU WITH ALL YOU NEED BUT I KNOW YOU ARE PERISHING IN THE END.
FOR YOU ARE NOT WORSHIPPING ME SPIRITUALLY. YOU ARE HERE MECHANICALLY AND WHATEVER YOU WILL RECEIVE IS MECHANICAL BLESSING FOR MATERIAL PROFIT, MATERIAL PEACE. SO THAT YOU CAN GO AND BOAST WITH IT, ENJOY IT AND PERISH.
This truth has never been revealed to any group of people. I said, “This truth has never; this is the truth that has eluded the whole world.” No religious group, no society, no movement has ever been acquainted with this truth.
SOME THINK SALVATION IS ETERNAL LIFE. SOME DO NOT KNOW THAT ETERNAL LIFE IS NEGOTIABLE. IT IS DISCUSSED. A brother was inspired to use a language ignorantly and foolishly. I said, “Ok, leave that one. Do not go there; it is My own exclusive prerogative”.
That is why when I tell you, “When you come to eternal life, we will come there and I will show you the two ways God saves people.
If the two ways are not revealed to you, you will be in fellowship with God, be in fellowship with your fellow brethren but I know you are destined to perish.”
It was when Judas realized this that he hanged himself. What killed Judas? Was it not covetousness? Christ knew when the spirit dwelt in him.
Immediately after expensive perfume was given to the Lord Jesus Christ as a gift by a prostitute that valued salvation and in appreciation, Judas remembered the poor and needy; what the money would have been used for if the woman had converted the perfume to money.
Because a covetous man values money more than every other thing, even more than his life. If he gives you orange, he will tell you how much the orange can be sold in the market so that you will know the amount of money you are consuming.
If he serves you food, he will remind you of how much that quantity of food will be sold in the market, in the hotel so that you will know the amount of money you are consuming from him.
He serves you palm wine, he will tell you Enugu-Ezike sells one litre for one thousand naira (N1000) so that you know he is dashing you one thousand.
A covetous man (Idolater). If I use covetousness, it is understatement. I will use idolater. One that worships idol and this idol is mammon (wealth). Worldly riches!
Let Me tell you something. The Lord Jesus was used as an example for his test.
The devil brought him to a mountain and showed him the entire world and its riches and said, “If only you can bow down to Me, consider gaining the whole world.” And He (Jesus Christ) said, “Get thee behind Me thou Satan for it is written, thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God.”
God told those police men, soldiers, armour bearers, uniform bearers, be content with your wages. Do not accept bribe. Do not pervert justice. But the reverse has become the case.
Why? He said, “You are God’s ministers to punish evil doers. But anybody who does what is right is never afraid of you.
So, you should be friends instead of enemies, but today, the reverse is the case. Having perverted justice, they now accept bribe for they prefer disobedience to the truth. They prefer making money to obeying the truth. Now, they have become public enemies.
Before now, nobody received a report that somebody can rise up to attack a police station, attack army barracks, kill police randomly.
It is because they have compromised their ministries, then people now look down on them and treat them anyhow.
Before now, when an evil man hears that the police is coming, he runs away. But today, when he hears, he will arm himself and wait for the police for the two are now one.
Reason being that, before the police will come, their follow police officers might have phoned them, telling them the hour they (Police) will strike and what they intend doing. They (criminals) take precautions.
Tomorrow, they will tell you, criminals are invincible. They are living among us. They are living with us. They are hiding among us. People are covering them. Every illegal goods today you want to bring into the country, what it will take you is to put one uniform man in front of the vehicle. You can bring in human head and bring in ammunitions of all sorts.
Why? Covetousness. One man walks about with the wealth of the whole world. Everybody wants to be the Dangote of his village, Dantata of the state, MKO Abiola is gone. Abacha is gone Nnamdi Azikiwe, gone. Obafemi Awolowo, gone. Samuel Akintola, gone. Tafawa Balewa, gone.
Felix Okotie-Eboh, the richest Nigeria who was the first commissioner of finance in the 60’s, where is he? I mean, the grandfather of Ibru. Ibru came, shook Nigeria.
Where is Ibru? The daughter of Cecilia came, owned Oceanic bank. Where is Oceanic? Where is the money? People are mad. Crazy people.
Whatever that is gotten from the side pot ends by the side mouth. Whatever a man sow, that he will reap. All our deeds still follow us.
The evils that men do, not only live with them but also follow them. The good that we do, do not only live with us, they also follow us. Covetousness. Idolatry.
I am visiting idolatry from God’s point of view. BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS, WHICH IS IDOLATRY. Flee from it. Be careful! Fly away completely. To one whose salary is not enough, will overtime allowance be enough for him? If after eating and you say you still need more food, and you use a toothpick to pick your teeth. Will you be filled with the debris you picked from your teeth?
Nobody is afraid of imprisonment now. Olisah Metu and their group, Dasuki. When it comes to covetousness, everybody is involved. It does not know your religious belief. Whether Islam, Christian, Shinto, whatever you may call it, Bride of Christ, End-time Message, you are all involved.
God is not saving you; God is not giving you eternal life because you are a member of the Bride of Christ. Na lie! It is because you are a member of the Kingdom of Heaven. You are one that loves God and eschews evil. Amen.
Bro Kelechi! Who will stand in Mount Zion. Is it not one that loves the LORD and avoids evil? Is it not one whose obedience to the Truth is fulfilled? When you know the Truth and refuse to obey, you make yourself a double sinner.
You are the one that will say, “IF I HAD KNOWN” because you know the Truth. You know the awful implications and you are aware that people that used all these things you are holding as your god died and these things never followed them, for we came here empty-handed and we are going empty-handed.
Low mass or high mass, destiny is determined here before we died. There is no amount of concelebrated high mass that will make one who is destined for hell to go to purgatory or go to Heaven. Let no one fool him or herself.
Yes! Let the whole judges, lawyers, including senior advocates and so on gather to do their official ceremony around the corpse of a lawyer or a judge, the destiny had already been decided before the corpse came to court. Amen.
There is a lawyer I love. A bright lawyer. He was called to the Nigerian Bar many years ago. He came out, officiated in the courts, summoned the parents and told them that he was withdrawing and that he never knew that the law profession is as corrupt as that.
He applied for a certificate in education, went to Nwafor Orizu College of Education, did his PGDE, Post Graduate Diploma in Education, added it to his law certificate, a member of the Bar and then started running a school.
From one school, he now owns too many schools. And they have graduated from Nursery to Secondary. They now have branches here and there.
He said he noticed that he had that flair for training children, both morally and academically.
I said, “Sir, was it enough for you to abandon your law profession?” He said, “Mr. Odoemena, if I tell you what is there, you will not know until you are there.
There is nothing like law in Nigeria. Nobody practices law. They practice lying. They practice cheating. They practice perversion.
Nobody stands for the truth as a lawyer. That is the reason why I left. But I thank God. Where I am now, is better off.
I now have everything, even more than I should have gotten. What is more? People repose great confidence in me. And I now serve God the extent my conscience permits me to serve God, in spirit and in Truth.”
They have everything in GRA here. And that is the school where Pastor Dan’s wife is teaching. Rock Foundation, where all my children graduated. We call it center for moral and academic excellence. And that is what it is till now.
You better go there and see. They are everywhere. Amen.
COVETOUSNESS IS IDOLATRY. COVETOUSNESS IS THE WORSHIP OF IDOLS. I am coming to the characteristics very soon. God, help Me to work with your plans and not my own. To prefer obedience to making money. Going after money.
Verse 36: Help me to prefer obedience to making money! Verse 37: Turn me away from wanting any other plan than yours. Revive my heart toward you. What? Revive my heart toward you.
Revive my spirit. Revive my heart. My heart that is fainting. My heart that has faded away because of covetousness. My heart that is backslidden because of covetousness.
My heart that has no love again for the things of God. Revive my heart towards You, towards the Truth. Enough of walking on my own human plans. Enough of following my ways. Enough of this disobedience.
Now that you have seen the danger, this was what Jesus saw and said, “What does it profit a man if he will gain the whole world and lose his soul?” For that reason, he said, “Seek ye first, the Kingdom of God and its righteousness, and every other thing shall be added unto you, for the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.”
RUN AWAY FROM IDOLS. BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS WHICH IS IDOLATRY. I will like to have this Message in print within a fortnight.
Verse 38 Reassure me that your promises are for me, What? LORD, reassure me. Reassure my heart. We know that God’s promises are for us when we obey. Is it not true?
When our obedience to God’s Word is fulfilled, we must get His promise.
His promises are yea and amen. Anything can fail. God’s promises can never fail. Although it may be delayed, it must surely come to pass. Do you believe to that extent?
This is the reassurance, that whosoever that trusts in Him, that obeys him, will never be disappointed. Neither will the person be put to shame. But if you are covetous, you will be disappointed. You will be put to shame. Is it not true?
The one-time governor of Ekiti State ended his governorship tenure and landed in the prison yard because of covetousness. Chimaroke! Where is he? Facing the same charges. Dasuki and the rest of them. Orji Uzor Kalu.
People now use APC politics as insulators against probing because a corrupt man is also on the throne to cover corrupt people that belong to his side. One day, he will leave and another person will be there who will also arrest those that took refuge in him because they were two opposing sides. Amen.
The person that is on the run, but who takes refuge in an idol is called an outcaste. Am I making sense? Anybody who is using money to cover up; anybody money becomes his refuge, what is he? How many outcasts do we have?
You have no right to call somebody an outcaste when you are the chief outcast, because you are an idol worshipper. Every idol worshipper is an outcast. The chief of the outcasts. If one that takes refuge in an idol is an outcast, the priest of the idol becomes the chief of the outcasts. His Royal Majesty of Outcasts.
You see why the Bible said that whosoever that knoweth not the LORD and His demands is cursed. Whosoever that knoweth not the LORD and His demands, such a fellow is a cursed person. How many people have been cursed today, even in our midst here?
Anybody can escape it, but not an Igbo man. During the civil war, Usman Hassan Katsina, a Lieutenant Colonel in charge of the Northern Region gave instructions to Nigerian soldiers, “Do not ever gun down a Biafran army officer and rush to collect his rifle, thinking he is dead.
Go with your coins. When you get there, shake the coins. If he does not react, say, ‘One pound, one pound one shilling, one pound ten pence.’ Keep on mentioning, ‘five pounds.’ If after mentioning up to ten pounds and the legs do not move, collect his rifle. He is dead.”
WHEN MONEY SPEAKS, TRUTH IS SILENCED. THAT WHICH WILL SILENCE TRUTH, IS IT FROM GOD. IF HEAVEN CAN BE OBTAINED BY BRIBE, PEOPLE LIKE APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA [BLESSED BE HIS MOST HOLY NAME] WILL NOT BE THERE. IF BRIBE CAN BE USED TO ENTER PARADISE, POOR PEOPLE LIKE ME WILL NOT BE THERE. PARADISE WILL BE FOR THE RICH.
But I thank God. Where we are heading to does not recognize your money. It does not recognize whatever you may offer as bribe. You can bribe everybody. Can you bribe God. What are you going to use to bribe God?
You see why you must begin now to address eternal life instead of salvation? Let us leave the common salvation which we all have received.
Let us leave that common salvation. Let us contend for the faith which was, once and for all, delivered unto the Saints. Let Me go to My Message. I am reading Psalms 119
Verse 38; Reassure me that your promises are for me, for I trust and revere you. For I trust and do what? Revere you. Because I trust in you and highly respect you. who can say it today that he trusts God and reveres Him?
Ezekiel 33:31-33. Beware of covetousness which is idolatry.
Covetousness has come to a level. There is covetousness in wives and even in the children that are begotten. Those blessed with sons are looking for daughters. Those blessed with daughters are looking for sons. Man now dictates for God the choice of the sex of children.
When he sees one that is given more than he has, he becomes angry as if he purchases them with money. Man has become so jealous and envious even for things he should not be jealous and envious about.
PAY ATTENTION. THIS IS BECAUSE A COVETOUS MAN IS AN ENVIOUS AND JEALOUS MAN. A COVETOUS MAN DOES NOT FOLLOW THE SIMPLE WAY. A COVETOUS MAN IS ENVIOUS. HE IS JEALOUS. HE IS ALWAYS RIOTING WITH HIMSELF AND RIOTING WITH EVERYBODY. IT IS ONE OF THE SPIRITS OF THE LAST DAYS.
Jude verse 3. 3: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation. Thank you! When I gave all diligence to talk to you of the common salvation which we all have received.
Verse 3: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend.... Should what? ...should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. KJV
Period! We are no longer talking of the common salvation. We are talking of earnestly contending for the Faith which was once and for all delivered unto the Saints, for which cause Peter asked Jesus the question, “Master, we have forsaken our parents. We have forsaken even our families, everything, even our lives and we are following you. What shall be our reward.”
WHAT HAVE YOU FORSAKEN FOR CHRIST’S SAKE BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO ASK FOR A REWARD? THE REWARD IS ETERNAL LIFE. The reward was assured him, “Whatever you have forsaken in this life for my sake, I assure you most solemnly, you will get all of them double fold here, and even more in the Kingdom of Heaven, plus eternal life”. Amen.