ISLAMIC ARTICLES OF FAITH VOL. 2
“In this Palestine and Israel, their problem – before we can look into scriptures also, let us notice one thing there – the controversy has remained Jerusalem. Whether we like it or not, the whole battle will end there.
Now this Jerusalem, the problem is the temple on the mountain, the location, that is the Seat of God. Remember I am talking to you physically now. I am not talking to you spiritually, so that you will understand events around you and know why things are going the way they are going and know whether you are at the end and that will tell you how you ought to be serious with what you are holding”, Son of Man – EVENTS ARE MADE CLEAR BY PROPHECIES (8th April, 2003), pg 76 vs28-29.
“Let me tell you, I AM THE ROOT AND OFFSPRING OF DAVID. I KNOW THE TRUTH, I WILL NOT DECEIVE YOU. I KNOW THE BASIS OF THE CONTROVERSY. IF I DO NOT SETTLE IT, NOBODY WILL SETTLE IT. AND IT IS ABOUT TO BE SETTLED. I AM WORKING TOWARDS HIDING ALL OF YOU AWAY. I WANT TO HIDE YOU AWAY, AND THEN SETTLE THE CONFLICT ONCE AND FOR ALL. ALL OF US WILL SETTLE IN OUR HOMELAND ALTOGETHER. FOR I MAY NOT FINISHRUNNING THE TEACHING BEFORE THE DIE IS CAST.
When you talk about Isaac and Ishmael, their other names are Ishiaku and Ishmaila, they are sons of the same father. It is like settling a dispute between husband and wife, be very careful. For we are all uniting. In the end, there will not be Isaac; there will not be Ishmael for we shall see nothing but Abraham and his descendants.
If you are Christ’s, you are Abraham’s descendants and heirs according to the promise”, Son of Man – ISRAEL AND PALESTINE: THE INTRODUCTION (1st July, 2012),pg 168 vs 73, 76-77.
The Muslims, who have Islam as their religion have Abraham as their father and they recognize God as One and not three-in-one as do the Christians who believe in the false doctrine of trinity.
Below are the articles of faith of Islam. These are purely scriptural and are in line with the teachings of the Revealed Christ of this age, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Son of Man, the Supreme Deity in human form; the Man whom the law, the prophets, the psalms, all spoke about.
However, we must try to know who the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Revealed Christ of this Age is.
“Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.” John 7:28(KJV)
“Then Jesus called out as He taught in the temple, “You know Me and know where I am from; and I have not come on my own initiative [as self-appointed], but He who sent Me is true, and Him you do not know.”John 7:28 (AMP)
“As Jesus taught in the Temple, he said in a loud voice, “Do you really know me and know where I am from? I have not come on my own authority. He who sent me, however, is truthful. You do not know him,” John 7:28 (GNB)
“Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him,”John 7:28 (NIV)
Jesus the Christ spoke about Him and told everybody that He is the comforter, the Spirit of Truth that would come. He is the One that was promised He would come back, speaking in Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, that He would not leave us comfortless and that He would come back to us.
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you”, John 14:3,18.
“I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come”, John 16:12-13.
It was the same Christ in the man Jesus speaking, saying He would come back.
According to John 14:3, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also”, He says He would come back to take all that have believed in Him unto Himself so that they would be with Him.
Hebrews 9:28 says that He is coming again but this time around, not to deal with sin but to receive all that have believed Him and are eagerly and patiently waiting for Him to give them full and complete salvation.
“So also Christ died only once as an offering for the sins of many people; and he will come again, but not to deal again with our sins. This time he will come bringing salvation to all those who are eagerly and patiently waiting for him”, Hebrews 9:28 (LB).
“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.” John 14:18-25 (KJV)
“No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you. In just a little while I will be gone from the world, but I will still be present with you. For I will live again—and you will too. When I come back to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. The one who obeys me is the one who loves me; and because he loves me, my Father will love him; and I will too, and I will reveal myself to him.” Judas (not Judas Iscariot, but his other disciple with that name) said to him, “Sir, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us disciples and not to the world at large?” Jesus replied, “Because I will only reveal myself to those who love me and obey me. The Father will love them too, and we will come to them and live with them. Anyone who doesn’t obey me doesn’t love me. And remember, I am not making up this answer to your question! It is the answer given by the Father who sent me. “I am telling you these things now while I am still with you.” John 14:18-25 (LB)
““I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, bereaved, and helpless]; I will come [back] to you. After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. On that day [when that time comes] you will know for yourselves that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you. The person who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him [I will make Myself real to him].” Judas (not Iscariot) asked Him, “Lord, what has happened that You are going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus answered, “If anyone[really] loves Me, he will keep My word (teaching); and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our dwelling place with him. One who does not [really] love Me does not keep My words. And the word (teaching) which you hear is not Mine, but is the Father’s who sent Me.“I have told you these things while I am still with you.”John 14:18-25 (AMP)
I will not leave you comfortless. I will come back to you. He said He would manifest Himself as it has always been His manner. God has always been hiding, using human beings as prophets and messengers, as Angels. The Psalms and the Prophets testify to this.
“How long, Lord? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?” Psalms 89:46 (KJV)
“O Jehovah, how long will this go on? Will you hide yourself from me forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?”Psalms 89:46 (LB)
“Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.”Isaiah 45:15 (KJV)
“And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.” Isaiah 8:17 (KJV)
Jesus Christ said the Father (Almighty Jehovah, Allah) was in Him.
“Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.”John 14:8-11 (KJV)
The Father Jehovah, Allah, was hiding in the man, Jesus.
So, God Almighty has always been hiding Himself from human beings and then reveals Himself to whosoever He wants to reveal Himself to.
This is what happened in Jesus Christ. He is the promised Messiah. The Jews had expected He would come to rule, establish His kingdom on earth, sit on the throne of His Father, David and reign in righteousness, establish peace and justice, deliver them from the bondage of the Romans.
That was why those that followed Him to the mount of Olives, where He was taken up to heaven, asked Him this question:
“When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.”Acts 1:6-9 (KJV)
“And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.” Luke 1:67-75 (KJV)
“And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.” Luke 2:25-32 (KJV)
The scriptures above attest to what the Jews expected when Jesus Christ came first. They never believed He would be killed. The Jews failed to understand the mission of the Messiah because everything God does is by revelation. They did not understand that in Abraham, all mankind would be saved whether Jews or Gentiles, Greeks, etc. as long as they have the faith of Abraham.
They did not know that in Christ, all that believed in Christ are called children of Abraham and whatever God promised Abraham would be theirs. They did not understand that the mercy of God is extended to the Gentiles and that both Jews and Gentiles would be saved the same way, which is by faith as Abraham believed God and did all that God told him to do. He obeyed even to slaughtering His only son, Isaac to prove that he loved and obeyed God.
“And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.” Genesis 22:1-18 (KJV)
“Later on, God tested Abraham’s faith and obedience. “Abraham!” God called. “Yes, Lord?” he replied. “Take with you your only son—yes, Isaac whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah and sacrifice him there as a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I’ll point out to you!” The next morning Abraham got up early, chopped wood for a fire upon the altar, saddled his donkey, and took with him his son Isaac and two young men who were his servants, and started off to the place where God had told him to go. 4 On the third day of the journey Abraham saw the place in the distance. “Stay here with the donkey,” Abraham told the young men, “and the lad and I will travel yonder and worship, and then come right back.” Abraham placed the wood for the burnt offering upon Isaac’s shoulders, while he himself carried the knife and the flint for striking a fire. So the two of them went on together. “Father,” Isaac asked, “we have the wood and the flint to make the fire, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?” “God will see to it, my son,” Abraham replied. And they went on. When they arrived at the place where God had told Abraham to go, he built an altar and placed the wood in order, ready for the fire, and then tied Isaac and laid him on the altar over the wood. And Abraham took the knife and lifted it up to plunge it into his son, to slay him. At that moment the Angel of God shouted to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Yes, Lord!” he answered. “Lay down the knife; don’t hurt the lad in any way,” the Angel said, “for I know that God is first in your life—you have not withheld even your beloved son from me.” Then Abraham noticed a ram caught by its horns in a bush. So he took the ram and sacrificed it, instead of his son, as a burnt offering on the altar. Abraham named the place “Jehovah provides”—and it still goes by that name to this day. Then the Angel of God called again to Abraham from heaven. “I, the Lord, have sworn by myself that because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your beloved son from me, I will bless you with incredible blessings and multiply your descendants into countless thousands and millions, like the stars above you in the sky, and like the sands along the seashore. They will conquer their enemies, and your offspring will be a blessing to all the nations of the earth—all because you have obeyed me.””Genesis 22:1-18 (LB)
God said that because of Abraham’s implicit obedience, submission and reverential fear of Almighty Allah in his heart, He, God would bless him, multiply him, his seed to be as stars of heaven and as the sand by the sea shore: that his seed will possess the gate of his enemies and in Abraham’s seed, SHALL ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED BECAUSE HE OBEYED THE VOICE OF JEHOVAH, ALLAH, GOD.
“and your offspring will be a blessing to all the nations of the earth—all because you have obeyed me.”Genesis 22:18 (AMP)
Note, “and in your seed” (Christ) shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, and by Him, bless themselves because you have heard and obeyed my voice. It is very clear that the source of blessing to mankind world over is Christ, the seed of Abraham (Ibrahim). Note that the word there is “shall all the nations of the earth be blessed”. It is a future event, looking forward to when the Seed (Christ) shall come and then all nations shall be blessed, be saved, as many as have the faith of Abraham. That is AS MANY AS WILL IMPLICITLY, REVERENTIALLY OBEY EVERY WORD/INSTRUCTION OF GOD as Abraham did.
“And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.”Galatians 3:8-16 (KJV)
“The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the good news [of the Savior] to Abraham in advance [with this promise], saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then those who are people of faith [whether Jew or Gentile] are blessed andfavored by God [and declared free of the guilt of sin and its penalty, and placed in right standing with Him] along with Abraham, the believer. For all who depend on the Law [seeking justification and salvation by obedience to the Law and the observance of rituals] are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed (condemned to destruction) is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, so as to practice them.” Now it is clear that no one is justified [that is, declared free of the guilt of sin and its penalty, and placed in right standing] before God by the Law, for “The righteous (the just, the upright) shall live by faith.” But the Law does not rest on or require faith [it has nothing to do with faith], but [instead, the Law] says, “He who practices them [the things prescribed by the Law] shall live by them [instead of faith].” Christ purchased our freedom and redeemed us from the curse of the Law and its condemnation by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs [crucified] on a tree (cross)”— in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might also come to the Gentiles, so that we would all receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit through faith. Brothers and sisters, I speak in terms of human relations: even though a last will and testament is just a human covenant, yet when it has been signed and made legally binding, no one sets it aside or adds to it [modifying it in some way]. Now the promises [in the covenants] were decreed to Abraham and to his seed. God does not say, “And to seeds (descendants, heirs),” as if [referring] to many [persons], but as to one, “And to your Seed,” who is [none other than] Christ.” Galatians 3:8-16 (AMP)
The promise was made to Abraham and to his seed and not seeds. It was to the seed which is Christ, the Messiah.
According to the Bible, both the law, the prophets, the Psalms, the Apostles, all spoke about Christ coming in power to establish righteousness, justice, equity, peace and unity. When He comes, there will be freedom, and nobody will attackthe other again, even creatures created by God who had been man’s enemy will now live peacefully with man. There will not be any hurt again.
“And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:”Isaiah 11:1-3 (KJV)
“Then a Shoot (the Messiah) will spring from the stock of Jesse [David’s father],
And a Branch from his roots will bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him—The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and strength,The Spirit of knowledge and of the [reverential and obedient] fear of the Lord— And He will delight in the fear of the Lord, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make decisions by what His ears hear;”Isaiah 11:1-3 (AMP)
“Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and for all the house of Israel his companions: And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.”Ezekiel 37:16-17 (KJV)
““And you, son of man, take a stick and write on it, ‘For Judah and for the children of Israel, his companions’; then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.’ Then join them together into one stick, so that they may become one in your hand.”Ezekiel 37:22 (KJV)
The Prophets prophesied that when Messiah would come, He would bring peace upon Israel, and unite the warring factions.
It should be noted that when Jesus Christ came, He did not fulfill all these as prophesied by the prophets. So they are yet to be fulfilled. That is why the Jews do not accept Jesus Christ as their Messiah because they have not seen all these things fulfilled.
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:18-22 (KJV)
“He told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and earth. Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this—that I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”” Matthew 28:18-22 (LB)
He promised He would be with the believers till the end of the Age, end of the world. Remember, He that was speaking was Christ that was in Jesus. He has made it clear He would come back.
“And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?” John 7:31 (KJV)
“Many among the crowds at the Temple believed on him. “After all,” they said, “what miracles do you expect the Messiah to do that this man hasn’t done?”” John 7:31 (LB)
Jesus Christ told the Jews that He would go to a place and they would seek Him, but they would not be able to find Him. They wondered, asking whether He would go to the dispersed Jews among the Gentiles; whether He would go to the gentiles and teach the gentiles. They felt that way because if Jesus would go to the Gentiles to teach the Gentiles, the Jews could not cross over to the Gentiles to see Him. This is because there was so much enmity between the Jews and the Gentiles. This enmity is still on even till today. This enmity will only end in Christ when He comes again. Remember it was in His first advent that this discussion took place. It was this enmity existing between the Jews and the Gentiles that made the woman of Samaria, whom Jesus Christ met at well of Jacob, ask Jesus why He should ask her to give Him water since He was a Jew and she, a Gentile, a Samaritan.
“When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John. (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. And he must needs go through Samaria. Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.” John 4:1-9 (KJV)
“When the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard about the greater crowds coming to him than to John to be baptized and to become his disciples—(though Jesus himself didn’t baptize them, but his disciples did)— he left Judea and returned to the province of Galilee. He had to go through Samaria on the way, and around noon as he approached the village of Sychar, he came to Jacob’s Well, located on the parcel of ground Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jesus was tired from the long walk in the hot sun and sat wearily beside the well. Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus asked her for a drink. He was alone at the time as his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food. The woman was surprised that a Jew would ask a “despised Samaritan” for anything—usually they wouldn’t even speak to them!—and she remarked about this to Jesus.” John 4:1-9 (LB)
This same enmity made Peter resent going to Cornelius (a Gentile) to preach the Gospel of salvation to him. Almighty God had to appear to Peter in a vision to convince him that He, Almighty God was/is the same God for both the Jews and the Gentiles.
“On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:Wherein were all manner of four footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.” Acts 10:9-16 (KJV)
“While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 10:44-45 (KJV)
“And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.” Acts 15:13-18 (KJV)
This salvation of the Gentiles was foretold that it would happen at the end of time.
We are at the End Time. So, the climax of it all is being expected – that Christ will do the unification.
When Christ, the seed of Abraham, the promised Messiah (Isa) comes, this enmity will be brought to an end. He will unite all in Himself. There will be no Jew, no Greek, no Barbarian, no bond nor free.
“But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.”Galatians 3:23-29 (KJV)
“Now before faith came, we were kept in custody under the Law, [perpetually] imprisoned [in preparation] for the faith that was destined to be revealed, with the result that the Law has become our tutor and our disciplinarian to guide us to Christ, so that we may be justified [that is, declared free of the guilt of sin and its penalty, and placed in right standing with God] by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under [the control and authority of] a tutor and disciplinarian. For you [who are born-again have been reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified and] are all children of God [set apart for His purpose with full rights and privileges] through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ [into a spiritual union with the Christ, the Anointed] have clothed yourselves with Christ [that is, you have taken on His characteristics and values]. There is [now no distinction in regard to salvation] neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you [who believe] are all one in Christ Jesus [no one can claim a spiritual superiority]. And if you belong to Christ [if you are in Him], then you are Abraham’s descendants, and [spiritual] heirs according to [God’s] promise.” Galatians 3:23-29 (AMP)
In Christ, the wall of partition between the Jews and the Gentiles is broken and unity and peace enthroned.
This is what the entire world is looking forward to and hoping to see when Christ returns. The Christians are looking forward to this. The Muslims are looking forward to this.
THE TIME OF HIS (CHRIST’S) COMING:
The Quran says He will come at the end of time:
Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib says: The promised Mahdi (as) will be descended from me and will appear in the End Times. THERE IS NO OTHER MAHDI AWAITED BY ANY OTHER NATION APART FROM HIM.” (Isbat al-Hudat, Vol. 7, p. 148.) In this hadith our Prophet (saas) tells us that MUSLIMS, JEWS and CHRISTIANS are all awaiting the same Savior, and that ALL THREE FAITHS ARE AWAITING HAZRAT MAHDI(as).
The Bible says He will come at the time of the end.
“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:1-4 (KJV)
“At that time Michael, the mighty angelic prince who stands guard over your nation, will stand up and fight for you in heaven against satanic forces, and there will be a time of anguish for the Jews greater than any previous suffering in Jewish history. And yet every one of your people whose names are written in the Book will endure it. And many of those whose bodies lie dead and buried will rise up, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise—the people of God—shall shine as brightly as the sun’s brilliance, and those who turn many to righteousness will glitter like stars forever. But Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal it up so that it will not be understood until the end times, when travel and education shall be vastly increased!”Daniel 12:1-4 (LB)
The traditions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad speak again on the time of the coming of Christ thus:
“THAT IS, IT WILL ONLY BE A REVEALED, ELEVATED, PURE RELIGION THAT WILL BE ABLE TO OVERTURN HIS WAY AND RAPACIOUS REGIME, AND ELIMINATE THEM”. Such a religion will emerge among the true followers of Jesus(PUH), and it will follow the Qur’an and become united with it. On the coming of Jesus (PUH)and EMERGENCE OF THE TRUE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, the Antichrist’s irreligious way will be wiped outand will cease. The Antichrist’s person could otherwise be killed by a mere germ or by influenza (Bediuzzaman Said Nursi,The Rays: The Fifth Ray - p.101) There will come a time upon the people when nothing will remain of Islam except its name only and nothing will remain of the Quran except its inscription. Their mosques will be splendidly furnished but destitute of guidance. Their divines will be the worst people under the heaven and strife will issue from and avert to them.” (MishkatulMasabih, KitabulIlm) A time will come when my followers will become divided into SEVENTY-THREE SECTS. ALL OF THEM EXCEPT ONE WILL DESERVE THE FIRE.(SunanAbiDawud 4597: Hasan) I give you the glad tidings of MAHDI who will be raised in my Ummah at a time of digression and distress of people. He will fill the earth with equity and justice as it is filled with oppression and violence. (Musnad Ahmad Bin Hanbal, Vol. 3, p. 37) When one thousand and two hundred and forty years WILL PASS, God will raise Mahdi.(An NajmusSaqih, Vol. 2, p. 209)
The Bible again says:
“And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” Luke 17:22-30 (KJV)
“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” Gen 6:5-8 (KJV)
“And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.” Gen 18:20-21 (KJV)
“And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it. And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.” Gen 19:12-14 (KJV)
All that the scriptures above, both New and Old Testaments, foretold would happen at the End Time, are here with us. The world is chaotic, people hate God, no fear of God in the hearts of men.
Even the worship of God is adulterated. The denominations in Christendom all are propagating TRINITY which is a false doctrine, for ALMIGHTY GOD IS ONE AND HIS NAME, ONE.
“And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.”Zechariah 14:9 (KJV)
There is therefore no age that qualifies for the coming of the Son of Man, the Messiah, Christ (Isa), whom the Jews, the Muslims, Christians and the entire world are all looking forward to receiving because everybody is tired of the rottenness that is in the world today. Everybody is looking forward to the New World Order to be established by the King of kings, the Lord of lords, who would establish a righteous world order.
The Muslim believes that Jesus would come at the end of Time and that the world would be in a very horrible, godless, immoral condition; that evil will be the order of the day. The bible records that the Messiah, Christ, the Son of Man would be revealed at the End Time when the world would be as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrha, as in the days of Noah when there was wickedness, there was evil everywhere, men were godless, men were covetous, very materialistic, loving money and earthly wealth, loving themselves more than God.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” 1Tim 4:1-3 (KJV)
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was.” 2 Tim 3:1-9 (KJV)
scriptures and the Prophet William Marion Branham.
Apostle Peter Odoemena, The Son Of Man, the Revealed Christ of this Age, enshrouded in the Shekinah Cloud.
Prophet William Marion Branham with a halo over his head.
The Cloud is the Supernatural vindication of God in a human Vessel shielding the Almighty God, hiding Him from human view. This can never ever be impersonated.
Each time God comes to save His people, He always hides in a badger skin looking just like every other human being. When he came to deliver the children of Israel from Egypt, He hid Himself in a Prophet called Moses.
He said had come down to deliver His people Israel and then He sent Moses, hiding inside Moses.
“Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.” Exodus 3:1-8 (KJV)
God said He had come down to deliver the children of Israel out of the hands of the Egyptians and bring them up out of that land to the land of Canaan.
When Israel rebelled against Moses, God came down and told Moses that Israel was rebelling against Him and He would destroy them and make Moses a new generation.
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.” Exodus 32:7-10 (KJV)
When God was in Prophet Samuel, God hid in Him. The people were thinking he was a mere man Samuel. When they demanded for a king who would lead them out to war like in other nations, Samuel felt very bad and God told Him not to feel dejected for they did not reject Him (Samuel) but the Almighty God. God was in His prophet Samuel, this continues down the line, all the prophets of old had God in them.
“Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” 1 Peter 1:9-11 (KJV)
The Spirit of Christ is nothing but Christ, the Anointed One, the Messiah, the Saviour.
When finally, God came down to redeem man by paying the price for sin, He came as a human being - hiding Himself very lowly in a badger skin called Jesus.
“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:” Romans 1:1-4 (KJV)
“Dear friends in Rome: This letter is from Paul, Jesus Christ’s slave, chosen to be a missionary, and sent out to preach God’s Good News. This Good News was promised long ago by God’s prophets in the Old Testament. It is the Good News about his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who came as a human baby, born into King David’s royal family line; 4 and by being raised from the dead he was proved to be the mighty Son of God, with the holy nature of God himself.” Romans 1:1-4 (LB)
When He came, it took John the Baptist who came in the power of Elijah of Malachi 4:5, to introduce Him as the Lamb of god that taketh away the sins of the world.
“ Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:” Malachi 4:5 (KJV)
“Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.” Malachi 3:1 (KJV)
“And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Luke 1:17 (KJV)
“And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.” Matthew 11:7-14 (KJV)
John the Baptist was the very Elijah prophesied to come. It took John the Baptist to tell people what to expect. He told them who the Messiah, Christ was. He had to introduce Him.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 (KJV)
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.” John 1:14-15 (KJV)
John bore witness that Jesus was before Him.
“And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.”John 1:19-34 (KJV)
John the Baptist introduced Jesus Christ to the people of Israel. Even John that introduced Him did not know Him. It was the sign he was given to watch out for, that enabled Him to recognize Jesus Christ as the very Son of God who had come to redeem Mankind by paying the price for sin.
Now, all the major religions of the world, Muslims, Jews and Christians are in agreement that jesus Christ is coming back to earth the second time for His own people, those who have believed in Him.
“Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib says: The promised Mahdi (as) will be descended from me and will appear in the End Times. THERE IS NO OTHER MAHDI AWAITED BY ANY OTHER NATION APART FROM HIM.” (Isbat al-Hudat, Vol. 7, p. 148.) In this hadith our Prophet (saas) tells us that MUSLIMS, JEWS and CHRISTIANS are all awaiting the same Savior, and that ALL THREE FAITHS ARE AWAITING HAZRAT MAHDI (as).When Jesus (Upon whom be peace) comes, NOT EVERYONE WILL KNOW HIM TO BE THE TRUE JESUS. HIS ELECT AND THOSE CLOSE TO HIM WILL RECOGNIZE HIM THROUGH THE LIGHT OF BELIEF. IT WILL NOT BE SELF-EVIDENT SO THAT EVERYONE WILL RECOGNIZE HIM…”(Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, 15thLetters Second Current)
“so also Christ died only once as an offering for the sins of many people; and he will come again, but not to deal again with our sins.This time he will come bringing salvation to all those who are eagerly and patiently waiting for him.” Hebrew 9:28 (LB)
“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrew 9:28 (KJV)
It is therefore very necessary that the second coming of Jesus Christ be heralded by a prophet as it was during His first coming. If this does not happen, mankind would be left in confusion since there are many impersonators and false claimers. But God is the wisest being so He made adequate provision.
William Marion Branham, born in 1906, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States of America (USA), was the prophet of God, the 7th Angel Messenger, sent to the Laodicean Church Age (7th and last Church Age).
“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelations 3:14-20 (KJV)
This is the worst Church Age where individuals are neither hot nor cold for the things of God. They have decreed Christ out of their churches. They simply gather and teach their man-made doctrines.
“He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” Mark 7:6-9 (KJV)
“Jesus replied, “You bunch of hypocrites! Isaiah the prophet described you very well when he said, ‘These people speak very prettily about the Lord but they have no love for him at all. Their worship is a farce, for they claim that God commands the people to obey their petty rules.’ How right Isaiah was! For you ignore God’s specific orders and substitute your own traditions. You are simply rejecting God’s laws and trampling them under your feet for the sake of tradition.” Mark 7:6-9 (LB)
Then, in the same Spirit and Power of Elijah, Almighty God sent William Marion Branham to forerun the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. He received a scriptural commission.
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” Malachi 4:5-6 (KJV)
THE COMMISSION OF PROPHET WILLIAM MARION BRANHAM TO FORERUN THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST, THE SON OF MAN APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA
PROPHECIES OF WILLIAM MARION BRANHAM ABOUT THE SON OF MAN, APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA, THE REVEALED CHRIST
The Prophet saw One coming with a message straight on the Bible and quick work that will encircle the earth, the seeds will go in newspapers, reading materials, till every predestinated seed of God has heard it. This is fully fulfilled by the Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena. The messages of the Son of Man have gone round the whole earth through the help of the internet and can be accessed in the following websites:
SCRIPTURAL COMMISSION OF THE SON OF MAN, APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA.
The Son of Man, Apostle Peter Odoemena was revealed with the following scriptural commission like William Branham, John the Baptist, Saint Paul and even the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles.” Isaiah 42:1-6 (KJV).
“And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee”. Isaiah 49:6-7 (KJV).
For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. Acts 13:47 (KJV).
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters”. Rev. 14:6-7 (KJV).
“Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed in a cloud, with a rainbow (halo) over his head; and his face was like the sun, and his feet (legs) were like columns of fire; 2 and he had a little book (scroll) open in his hand. He set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land;” Rev. 10:1-2 (AMP).
“I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;” Rev. 1:10-14 (KJV).
“I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed”. Dan. 7:9, 14 (KJV).
The Scriptural commission reveals that this Being is the very Christ that should come again according to the scriptures. When He, God, Christ, was in Jesus, He promised He would come back to finish His work of Salvation.
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also”. John 14:1-3 (KJV).
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for hedwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also”. John 14:16-19 (KJV).
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me”. John 15:26 (KJV).
“I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father”. John 16:12-16 (KJV).
It was Christ in Jesus saying that He would come back as the Comforter, the Holy Ghost. He said He would not leave us comfortless but will come to us. While He was talking to the people, He was a man like them. In Matthew 28:20, He (Christ) said, “Lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world. Amen”.
“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
So, Christ has been here. It requires one thing: He must be revealed as He was revealed in the first advent by John the Baptist. So today, Christ is here on earth in His second coming as He promised in the scriptures above and is revealed in Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Son of Man, revealed by the Prophet William Marion Branham who introduced Him to the entire world.
Now, Christ, who came the first time and dwelt in the Body of human flesh called Jesus, the man Jesus, is now in the Body of Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Son of Man and is the Resurrected Body. He is in His Resurrection for He resurrected and has now tabernacled in human flesh – Apostle Peter Odoemena, the Son of Man; and He is doing those things He promised He would do. He is the Spirit of Truth; He is He that was dead and is now alive forever more; He is the Beginning and the Ending, the ALMIGHTY. He is He that holds the keys of heaven and hell; He is the Uniting Point of the Gentiles and the Jews, the Eastern Star, the Point of Unity between the moon and the star, between the Jews, the Muslims and the Christians.
He is the hope of the Gentiles, the Light of the Gentiles.
He is He that knows the end from the very beginning, the Root and Offspring of David, the Sovereign Spirit, He that walked and is walking in the midst of the Seven Candle Sticks.
What He says is the final. He is He that declares one free and the person is free indeed. He that justifies the ungodly, He that saves to the utmost; He that judges the whole world in righteousness.
We thank God for the journey so far. Why do people believe Jesus Christ to be God in his day and then stopped there? They believe Jesus the Christ to be Almighty God and they stopped there, they did not go further.
Well, remember that before then there were people that believe in the father and they stopped there. They believe in Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and they stopped there. When they saw Jesus the Christ, they said they will not believe. They refused to believe Jesus the Christ but they believed in Jehovah the Father.
Even some of them that said they believe, they said they believe and also believe in the Father. There were some that said they were believers of the Father only.
Jesus Christ looked at them and said, “You believe in my father, believe also in me.”
Do you know that it was a very serious offence for a human being to call Jehovah his Father? For calling Jehovah “my father,” it was a big offence. Who did He marry? Do you mean to tell us that Mary was the wife of Jehovah, I mean Mary is your mother? That was where the Muslims stopped. That which Christianity could not achieve, Islam preserved it for them.
Our Brother Abel the Pastor of the fellowship at Zonkuwa came with a very nice testimony of his experience in Kaduna. He went somewhere to repair his vehicle. There were too many people there and all of them were Muslims except Pastor Abel. The man who repairs his vehicle happened to be an arch Muslim also. Because of the event that was taking place in the Northern States, the man now opened up to fellow Muslims in the workshop by way of alerting them on one of the major prophecies of their Prophet Mohammad concerning the hour we are in.
The man now told his colleagues who were Muslims to remember the words of their Prophet Muhammad which he foretold before he died. That towards the end of this generation, that there is going to be a little group that will be in the minority. That they will not be Muslims, they will not be Christians. That they will be so few in their midst. That it is that little group that Allah will go and stay with.
And they were talking concerning what was happening between the Christians and the Muslims in the North. The religious clashes orchestrated by the politics of our country. Then this man opened up to remind his fellow Muslims of what the Prophet foretold would take place towards the end of this generation.
That there must be a little group not Muslims, not Christians. But the truth will be with them. And this is the little group that will go with Allah. Pastor Abel said immediately this man made this statement, for they were conversing in their Hausa language.
Then our brother raised his hands towards the sky and said, “May the Lord live forever and ever.” A little group, Prophet William Branham saw it in his day and it is going to be a little group away from all.
Consider who that little group will be, that is not Christians, that is not even Muslims and is holding the truth. We are not Christians, we are not Muslims. If we are not holding the truth, why is the supernatural presence of the Deity revealed in our midst?
A sure sign that we are God’s people. For that has always been the only mark of identification of God’s people since the world began, and it is an unfailing sign. An unfailing sign that God is with us, is the presence of the supernatural that is among us, confirming His Word, confirming that we have been made acceptable in the Beloved.
I was thinking about the supernatural photographs of 8th April 2012, event that took place that culminated into taking the photographs. The statement that went forth before the photographs were taken.
Remember that no man was commanded to take the photographs. The photographs were inspired by what was taking place that time. People that have the gadgets pulled them out and began to snap as they were being led by the Holy Spirit. That was how we came about these supernatural photographs.
However, I consider one particular one there, which is causing roar everywhere. I came back to my normal senses and began to think about the possibility of one taking the photograph of an individual inside the market without capturing other people. There is no way a photograph of a man standing in the midst of a market can be taken without many people appearing.
You watch the first one, human beings were there. And the smoke was coming out engulfing the brethren. The second one, half of the fellowship was engulfed. Then we began to see a man wearing white raiment coming out from nowhere, overshadowing the benches and human beings. The last was taken only for us to see a BEING. And that Being swallowed all.
It calls for an in-depth analysis. People that can analyse perfectly, supernatural occurrences, this will scatter their brain. When trying to trace it to its finality, they may run mad. It is unbelievable; it is incredible for one to believe that photograph was taken in the midst of human beings and the man stood alone.
Then our Brother who came from Lagos, Apostle Monday shared his own experience. He never knew we had already said such a thing, he had his dream and they were four.
He said that the Son of Man called them to a corner and said, “Brethren, stand there, I know you will like to see Me in full form. Stand there, let me reveal to all of you who I am.”
He said that before they knew what was happening, a flashing red light appeared on His face lo and behold; a Being appeared, pulled in front, looking white. All of them ran away, He beckoned them to stop running, and they stopped. He became Himself again. Our brother said that fear gripped all. He woke up and remained awake till daybreak.
At another time, he has been doing a nice work for the children of a seer in Lagos. And this seer who happens to be a man of God so-called is crippled, known for one thing: he has the ability to tell the people both their past and their present.
Whatever he is using as his shrine to capture all these things only God can tell. Moreover, because of what is happening around him, he now established a Church where millions of people are trooping to.
You see, our Brother Monday got acquainted with him but never identified with that so-called magic. Until one day he went to give the man the dresses he made for the children. The man started in his usual way, then for the first time our brother opened his mouth, spoke to him elaborately, espousing him to the truth. Espoused the truth to such a magnitude that the man got confused, became astonished and wondered where he got the knowledge.
The man pounced back at him and said, “Monday, where did you go and acquire this type of knowledge? Who revealed this thing to you? Okay, I will give you a feedback. Come back in four days’ time, let me go and come back.” They parted.
The man travelled out in his own way, so he was practicing astral projection. The fourth day, our brother came back. The man said, “My friend, I am really astonished, I went somewhere and I saw you. I saw you on a pulpit; you were ministering to some people. I watched the pulpit; I saw bottles of olive oil there. But there was something that frightened me. By the side of that olive oil, I saw a bottle of star beer. And I began to wonder how can there be a star beer on the pulpit and olive oil there also?” Our brother kept quiet.
The man did not stop there. He said, “I will like to prove T.B Joshua. Immediately I mentioned his name, a voice came back to me saying, ‘Satan, Satan; Satan!’” He said, “Really, how did you manage to get this authority, speaking this way? And what is this bottle of Star beer beside this olive oil bottle on the pulpit.”
Our brother said, “You may not understand. I know why you saw it, I drink Star beer. We drink star beer.” The man said, “How can the children of God drink beer? What connection has this beer with this olive oil?”
At the end of the day the man said, “My dear, I have seen the totality of the truth. You are right but I cannot say it to my Church for they will run away. If I dare say that God is a human being, my Church will scatter”.
Our brother said, “It is better you say it and let them scatter, God will allow whether one or two to remain”. He said, “It then means I will die of starvation and hunger. How will I be getting money to take care of myself and my family? No! I will not say it for I do not have another occupation.”
If you do not know Apostle Monday, get acquainted with him now. He is a mad Apostle—very mad; very, very mad. Na me select all of them. But as long as a mad man is wearing suit, holding the invitation; he is qualified to be in the party. Amen.