ISHMAEL, THE FIRST SON OF ABRAHAM PART 1 VOL 2


ISHMAEL, THE FIRST SON OF ABRAHAM, HAS THE CUSTOMARY RIGHT OVER DOUBLE PORTIONS OF ABRAHAM’S INHERITANCE INCLUDING LANDMASS(PART 1 VOLUME 1) PreachedOn Sunday 25th November 2018 At The Household of God Onitsha By APOSTLE PETER ODOEMENA THE SON OF MAN

THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISHMAEL, ISAAC AND JACOB

I wanted to show you another side of the Son of Man, that I am the self existing one who worships himself. For when there was none to worship Him, He lifted up his hands towards the sky and said “I LIVE FOREVER” - Son of Man Excerpts from Islamic Connection to the Son of Man Vol. 1 pg 6 vs 8 1WE ARE SERVING A LIVING GOD Peace be unto the Israel of God. I am happy with the turnout this morning. It is very much encouraging in the sense that I want heaven and earth to hear Me. That is My joy for the turnout. If it is possible to bring the entire human race, squeeze them in here, so that they will hear Me, I would have done that, peradventure somebody may be saved in the end. I said, peradventure.Remember, in all My efforts so far, I am struggling to save some. I am happy, for in the end, nobody will hold anything against Me, for I never promised to save all, for I know it is impossible. The reason being that man does not know the value of salvation and no matter all the efforts I have made so far to cause mankind to understand the meaning of salvation and the reality thereof, it is like everything is falling on deaf ears.Nevertheless, the move is on. You are welcome to this place He has chosen for our gathering. He was here before you came, waiting for all of you because he earmarked today for a purpose. He announced it. He preserved your life. He made it possible that you should be here. No other person should be here today except those He had already foreknown and decided to help them to be here, for two reasons: [1] For their salvation. [2] For their condemnation. You must go home with one.I hope nobody is here just for the purpose of hearing a melodious Voice from the Son of Man. I hope nobody is here just for one thing to see HE that is claiming to be the Almighty Allah, the Almighty God, Elohim in Human Form.If that is the reason why you are here, you are equally welcome. Whatever you want to see is what you will see. Whatever you are looking for, that is what will confront you, whether you like it or not. But if you are here for life eternal, life eternal will come face to face with you. Amen.We thank God for the previous week. We equally thank Him for the testimonies that followed our brethren everywhere last week; testimonies of God’s deliverance. We will keep on praising Him. One of the reasons we worship Him is for physical security first. Secondly, spiritual security. The two must be complete and I believe we are getting all and even more. Yes!The type of peace real sons and daughters of God are enjoying is unparalleled. Peace of mind, Godly composure; Nothing amazes us anymore. Brother Chibuko, use your discretion while distributing the books. You know I am not reprinting. How I wish you will make reservations for other Local Assemblies especially in the Northern states. Whoever that is collecting their money should be remitting their money to us. Bro Kelechi, take note. If you withhold their money, we will withhold their books. They will hold you guilty. Whosoever that is collecting that money, remit the money to the appropriate office and get their books ready. I do not want anybody to be disturbing Me over the phone, “Daddy, we never collected our publications.” If you know you are responsible, once you come, go there and get their books ready. You do not just sit there and wait for us to come and serve you. Are you stupid? If you know that Brethren outside this place committed such a thing into your hands, rest at nothing until you get their copies. Even if they did not pay you, use your money and pay.The books are for all of us and not for those that come for Fellowship. If you limit the distribution to the people that are here, many will be completely omitted and they may be the real believers of the Faith more than those that are scrambling for the books. This is pure truth. “Believers” is not written on anybody’s forehead. Only the Son of Man knows those that really believe and those that believe not. I do not call you a believer because you frequent here or because you come to Fellowship every Fellowship day. There are too many people that have not seen My face and they have not heard My Voice that believe more than you. Too many people are here for sight-seeing. Of course, they know themselves. The Elders that were with Me last night, if you never went home and thought about what you witnessed, it then means you are on your way to perdition, because what God said is fulfilling to the letter. The greatest unbelief is found among Ministers and their families; ministers and their families. And God has started exposing them now. Wait until 31st December. We will count the number of people that are still standing. This is because, once you are exposed, you are marked bad. You are sifted; it does not mean you will not be coming to Fellowship. You will be coming with your entire family but you are no longer in the race. That is why it will be better, the moment you notice it, you withdraw. Know that your game is over. Amen. So when God said, “LET HE THAT THINKETH HE STANDETH BE VERY CAREFUL, LEST HE FALLS”, you think He is crazy? Many are losing grip every day and gradually, they are falling and are being trampled upon. Men and women. Young and old. The Devil does not respect anybody but Christ. Amen.I do not want to over-flog this matter. When you go to the book stand, we have too many books today. Too many publications, for last week was a week full of activities. Our Brothers and Sisters who were working with me in the office, they worked relentlessly and they came out with results. Remember, I am not reprinting. I have not less than seven Messages out there. Seven different Messages. So, if you miss any, you have missed it. This is the first time since the history of this Faith we have come out fully here on a Sunday with seven Messages lined up there for your collection. What is more? I have devised a new system. What is the new system? I prepare Messages ahead of time and upload the Messages in the website before they are printed. So people out there, the whole world will know the truth before you will know it. Messages you have never heard of, you have not seen them in prints and I have not even publicly preached any, you go to the web, you see them, even with their covers, everything complete for the world to go through before it will come to you. In other words, you are now trailing behind.For you to catch up, update yourself. Do browsing using your handsets, using your laptops and any other thing. So, if you cannot do it, I bet you, you may not even get the anticipated announcement from the Son of Man, for it must go round the world. It is not limited to anybody because you are close to Me. No!The highest thing you can get because of your closeness is that I will give you information to go to the website and I will tell you what to look out for. Finish! Amen. Now that I have come face to face with the entire world or shall I say that the entire world has come face to face with the Son of Man, if there is any time I should be explosive, it is now. If there is anytime I should be up and doing, it is now, for I have crossed the riven veil where the Glory will no longer fade. I have crossed all barriers and I am now standing alone as a spectacle to the whole world. The whole attention of the world is focusing on one Man. So, William Branham’s prophecy has come to pass. AT THE CLOSE OF THIS PENTECOSTAL AGE, THERE IS COMING A MINISTRY. IT IS NOT GOING TO BE A CHURCH. IT IS NOT GOING TO BE A GROUP, BUT A MAN WHO WILL WIND UP ALL THINGS.The same way the Bible said that IN THAT DAY ALSO, GOD WILL RAISE THE MAN HE HAD ALREADY APPOINTED TO JUDGE THE WHOLE WORLD; BY THE MAN WHOM HE HAS GIVEN ASSURANCE BY CAUSING HIM TO RESURRECT FROM THE DEAD AND BECOME THE FIRST AMONG MANY BRETHREN; God Himself and not another person.Now, let Me sound this warning. Collecting these books for arguments and for enlightenments profits you nothing. Sit down and make sure you grasp every statement in the books, make comparisons, challenge yourself. Make out time for it and I believe you will never regret. DO NOT STACK YOUR CONDEMNATION, FOR IF YOU STACK THE BOOKS, WITHOUT HAVING THE CONTENTS IN YOU, YOU STACKED CONDEMNATION, FOR THESE WORDS WILL TESTIFY AGAINST YOU. So, the whole world is standing still now. The Son of Man has caused the entire world to stand still. The whole attention is on one Man now and the responsibility lies on Me to get everybody convinced that I am not a mis-claimer. I AM WHAT I AM. Of course, they have believed more than that. Calls I have received so far confirm that they have already anchored and that too many were waiting for this Sign. And at last, the promised Messiah is here. Amen. To God be the Glory. WITHOUT ME, NO BEING IN THIS GENERATION, EVEN IN THE GENERATIONS GONE WILL SEE LIGHT. ALL THAT DIED WERE BURIED. BUT THEY WERE THERE WAITING FOR MY DAY FOR I HOLD THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE IN MY HANDS. WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IT OR NOT.Excerpt from in me dwells the fullness of the godhead bodily. Chapter 1 vs 11 2ONLY FACTS ARE CONVINCINGI want to settle a dispute that is as old as the world, once and for all, as a back up to the information so far loaded on the website for the whole world to go through. So I am giving the whole thing a legal backing that can never be shaken. That is why I am here today. And you know teaching makes us strong.If I do not take My time to teach you, you may not understand what you are reading. The path I am threading had never been trailed by any man. Since the world began, no man born of a woman, no Messenger from God has ever trailed this path. There is nothing like it and no semblance of it in any archives, in any library in the world.Simply go to the web and open it if you do not have the books or go for the books there. Go for the books and open them especially the explosive one. Very explosive! Who has ever sat down to marry the Bible and the Holy Qur’an and produce a blend of a people who do not belong to any religion? They are not Christians. They are not Muslims. They are not Judaists. They are not Buddhists. They are not Shinto. They are not Hindu. A blend. A special blend of a people.And all the Prophets, all the Seers and Avatars of those great religions and societies spoke about HIM. You go to Grail Message, they point you to HIM, THE SUPER STAR, THE GREAT LIGHT. You go to Eckankar, they point you to HIM. You go to AMORC, they point you to HIM. Christianity, to HIM. Islam, to HIM. Judaism, to HIM. Buddhism, to HIM. Shinto, to HIM.Even the free thinkers. The only Man that has stood alone and trampled upon atheism by bringing the Almighty God into focus. Not a painted picture. No! Not artistic impression. No!And the whole thing turned out to be a Human Being who temporarily laid aside His divine attributes and became like unto us. Temporarily, He set those things by the side. Temporarily! 100% Man, 100% God. I have searched the records I came into contact with and I challenge all of you to search more than Me. All that came before Me were liars and deceivers. They were thieves who came and left nothing behind. When they died, their movements scattered and nobody heard about their movements again. Those that left something, what they left are not convincing. I AM STILL HERE. I REMAIN THE ONLY LIVING LEGEND THAT HAS APPEARED HERE, PREACHED MY MESSAGE, STOOD BEHIND IT, MADE SURE I MONITORED IT AND WHILE I AM STILL ALIVE, IT WENT ROUND THE WORLD. THIS IS MORE THAN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. I MONITORED IT STRICTLY AND MADE SURE THAT IT ENCIRCLED THE WHOLE EARTH AND I AM STILL HERE. REMEMBER HOW WE TOOK OFF. HE SAID, “FEEL FREE IN YOUR MINDS, WHILE I GIVE YOU TRUTHS THAT RESEMBLE A LIE.”Let Me go to the Teaching proper and see whether somebody’s faith can be beefed up. If your jumping up and down is because of the photograph, the prophecies and things like that, you are making a big mistake. You are making a big mistake. It then means you did not believe in Me. Signs and wonders serve two purposes. Is it right? If you go to the Book of Romans chapter 15 verses 18 through 19 King James version, 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, 19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. KJV18 I dare not judge how effectively he has used others, but I know this: he has used me to win the Gentiles to God. 19 I have won them by my message and by the good way I have lived before them and by the miracles done through me as signs from God—all by the Holy Spirit’s power. In this way I have preached the full Gospel of Christ all the way from Jerusalem clear over into Illyricum. LB18 I will be bold and speak only about what Christ has done through me to lead the Gentiles to obey God. He has done this by means of words and deeds, 19 by the power of miracles and wonders, and by the power of the Spirit of God. And so, in traveling all the way from Jerusalem to Illyricum, I have proclaimed fully the Good News about Christ. GNBFor [of course] I will not venture (presume) to speak thus of any work except what Christ has actually done through me [as an instrument in His hands] to win obedience from the Gentiles, by word and deed,19 [Even as my preaching has been accompanied] with the power of signs and wonders, [and all of it] by the power of the Holy Spirit. [The result is] that starting from Jerusalem and as far round as Illyricum, I have fully preached the Gospel [faithfully executing, accomplishing, carrying out to the full the good news] of Christ (the Messiah) in its entirety. AMP18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done— 19 by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. NIV Amen.You see, the Gentiles were all out looking for signs and wonders and God wroth great signs and wonders using it to bring the Gentiles to obedience. But to you that have believed, do you have any need for signs and wonders. We have crossed it. So signs and wonders now serve one purpose. They are now for unbelievers. When Jesus finished everything, the Jews went ahead requesting for more signs. They saw too many, but they were looking for ‘a’ particular sign. And that Sign must be common to all that know God. “Since you say you are the Almighty God and we will worship you, show us “A Sign”. “A.” We have seen the dead come back to life. It never started in your day. The Prophets did it. We want a sign.” And it is an unfailing Sign. God exists. Whoever that says there is no God or that he has seen God without seeing it missed his way. Amen.And that is the Sign the Prophet said everybody should watch out for any time He appears on the scene. You watch out for only but One Sign. And you know what that Sign is. Whosoever that appears on the scene with the WORD, what else do you expect? THE CLOUD. The Jews are looking for the CLOUD. That is the Judaists. Islam is looking for the CLOUD, for they know about it. Christians are looking for the CLOUD. The whole religions are looking for that “A Sign” and we are here with the Sign. Amen.We are not only here with the Sign. We are the Most favoured that the WORD of God abides in Human Form in our midst. Amen. So, I want to show you something before I will go to the Message proper. ONLY FACTS ARE CONVINCING.I am holding printouts. Because of the nature of the Message I want to hold today by Teaching, I commanded our daughter Idimma Ojiakor to do a good work for Me and she did an excellent job. She went to Google sites and other networks.I wanted to know, because there is something fishing. You know, Truth is very hard for some people to accept. Even here in Nigeria, that which we are trying to avoid, we must meet it by and by. During The Wedding, I saw the way mobile Police officers were demonstrating during the exchange of swords and I laughed at them. When I handled the Word of God, I said, “Let us exchange our own swords. I am holding the Sword of the Spirit. They are holding the physical sword.” We did exchange. I collected the physical sword and gave them the Spiritual Sword. And they kept quiet.I told them that what they were holding in their hands cannot guarantee them safety. Security is of the LORD. That whoever that is trusting in his arms and ammunitions surely MUST perish. That what I foretold is coming to pass; that the spate of crime will rise so high that the combined team of Police and Army will mean nothing. And I told them that people they call guerillas, non-professionals must surely withstand them and overcome them. So if your arms and ammunitions can offer you security, why are you killed randomly and your rifles collected from you by the people you call guerillas? And you are professionals. They kept quiet and they were paying attention to Me because they know I was dishing out the truth.A week today, eyes saw, ears heard what happened in Bornu State; how many professional soldiers Nigeria lost in the hands of guerillas so-called including a Lieutenant Colonel. And you know the worth of an army officer. It is more than the worth of one thousand civilians. This is because to train a soldier costs a lot. That was the crime the Jews committed for which cause Hitler killed over six million Jews and told the whole world that the worth of a German soldier was, by far, greater than six million Jews. You do not know what a soldier is. Recently, because of the death of a retired Major General in Jos, an ancient pond dreaded by the whole state, which nobody has attempted putting a bucket inside it, soldiers went and pumped the thing away in search of a retired Major General that mysteriously vanished. But they saw his vehicle at the bank of that pond. The GOC commanded that the sacred pond should be drained into another stream. And they did it in seven days until they saw the bottom of the pond. I want you to see the value of a soldier. One man. Because of one man, the custom and tradition of a people were defiled. Amen.So, if you are trusting in your strength, in your armor, your ammunitions, amulets and things like that, better begin to rethink. They are going to fail you. They are failing and they will remain failing, but there is only one thing that will never fail. HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY, BUT CHRIST WILL NEVER FAIL.So, I went to the web. When I got to the internet by the help of our Sister, I gave her the instruction. I wanted to know the exact number of Islamic countries in the world that are 100% Muslims, then countries in the world that are 100% Christians and countries where there are shared interests and the proportions, according to the information in the net which is dependable. This is to show you the nature of the Teaching I want to handle. This is because, ONLY FACTS ARE CONVINCING. Believe it if you can. So, our sister did a good home work. From the record available to Me, the number of Islamic countries in the world is 66. 66 countries. 100% Islam. Amen. 100% Christian countries in the world are 35. So when you are making your contentions, be intelligent, for the world has advanced in knowledge. Lest you ridicule yourself ignorantly by opening your mouth to defend something that is indefensible. I will tell you something about Nigeria. Remember I am handling the world. Now, countries that are shared by proportion between Christians and Muslims, that is, countries that have Christian majority. You will know the number. Those that have Muslim majority, you will know the number of countries, apart from the 100%.Now, from the information available in the net, the countries that have Christian majority amounted to 20. Christian majority. Countries with Muslim majority that is shared proportionally are 24 countries. They are still leading. Then the rest of the countries are mixed up with people from other faiths, religions and whatever you may call them. I may say, those that are in the minority, including Judaism. I did not want to know about Judaism because Judaism is limited to a geographical area called Israel. A pocket of land. A pocket that is not supposed to be a nation. It is a nation carved out by God. A nation that never existed. Israel never existed anywhere. No portion of land was given to Jacob in that land, not even an inch. So it is a nation that grew up among nations because nations allowed them to be there. Foreigners in another man’s land.Their population is limited to the little space they are allowed to occupy. And their religion is limited to them alone. AND BY NATURE, THEY ARE SHEPHERDS. So, they are in the minority. Amen.I do not want to talk about Nigeria because I have spoken on Nigeria several times. It is only a fool that can stand up, open his mouth ignorantly to tell Nigerians that Nigeria is a nation with Christian majority. That is rubbish. From the last demographic figure, we know Christians are in the minority. Even in the southern states, Christians are in the minority. A good number of the states in the south have Muslim majority. For example, if I divide Nigeria from Lokoja, which is the confluence, between the North and South, I mean before the amalgamation; the Northern Protectorate and the Southern Protectorate. Do not forget the fact that the entire Yorubas, irrespective of this split into so many states are exactly 92% Muslims. The Mid-West which encompasses what you now call Edo and Delta; it was Mid-West which was created due to the confusion that was in the first national assembly which compelled many people to begin to agitate for the creation of Mid-West. I do not need to go back to that history now. In Edo State in particular, it is 75% Muslims. In Delta State, it is 65% Muslims. Bayelsa State is 92% Muslims. Rivers State is 68% Muslims. What is your claim? You can only lay claim on Cross-River and Akwa-Ibom. Then Imo State and Anambra, where we have pockets of Igbo people that belong to Islam. Pockets led by the man from Eke in Udi. Alhaji Suleiman Onyeama, the Son of Byron Onyeama. That is the overseer. There is no state here in the South East where you will not see Mosques. Is it true? Is it true? OK! And the Mosques are not there only for the Northern worshippers. No! Let Me just pipe down there. If you believe, it is because you have the spirit of truth. It is only in this small pocket that do not form one-tenth of Nigeria that Christianity makes the greatest noise. You know the strongest hold of Christianity is Anambra State. The next is Lagos. A small pocket of Lagos because of Okojie. Take away these places, you do not talk of all these things anymore. Traditional religion even has its own place.All I am trying to say is. Do not be faster than your leg. That which you are trying to avoid, you might be inside it ignorantly. If you go to the history I traced right from the days of Othman Dan Fodio, and the conquest that led to the North, you will hear something today o. Follow Me. You will know that the man never made a mistake. “I have travelled across the length and breadth of Africa and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief, such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber that I do not think that we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, Lord Macaulay’s address to the British parliament on 2nd February, 1835” IT STARTED IN AFRICAFrom the data I collected from Bro Okoh, a document that is older than all of us here, it gave me the picture of the real African before the invasion of the whites. Africa was the home of technology, the home of knowledge and the home of wisdom. This is because Africa is closest to the Mediterranean. Remember that the horn of Africa was where the people crossed through the Suez Canal, while they were coming back from Egypt. They got to the Red Sea and the Red Sea is located at the horn of Africa. When they crossed the Red Sea, where did they go to? There was no way they could go to that land without entering Africa. The moment you cross that Red Sea, you are entering Ethiopia. If you know the map of the world, they were coming from Egypt. Where is Egypt? When you hear that the people went to Egypt; God drove them to Egypt and they sojourned there for 400 years, where is Egypt? (AFRICA.) And the cradle of civilization started in Egypt. Where is Egypt? Africa! Before Babylon could get a share (and that became the home of father Abraham), civilization had already started in Africa. I hope I am standing on the right track. I said before the invasion, these people came to Africa and settled in Egypt. When you hear about Pharaoh of Egypt, Pharaoh of Egypt, it is Africa. Joseph became Pharaoh in Egypt. Where? Africa. Mary, the mother of Jesus was born and brought up in Egypt. Africa! When Jesus was persecuted by the Jews, Mary took the son and her husband and ran to where? Egypt. Africa!For somebody to migrate from Egypt to Nigeria is it a far distance? Even from Morocco, from Sudan, from Libya. So it must be Africa first. I know that many sitting down here, when Egypt is mentioned, they think it is white man’s country.So, God has been showing interest in everything AfricaHosea 11:1“When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. KJV. When Israel was a child, I loved him as a son and brought him out of Egypt”. LB“When Israel was a child, then I loved him and called My son out of Egypt”. AMP. “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son”. NIV. “The Lord says, “When Israel was a child, I loved him and called him out of Egypt as my son”. GNBWhen Israel was a child, I loved him and I called My son out of Egypt. The Light in the world started from Africa. Today the giant of Africa is Nigeria. Is it a lie? Watch this Quote. Somebody posted it. “I have travelled across the length and breadth of Africa and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief, such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber that I do not think that we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage and therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Africans think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation. Lord Macaulay’s address to the British parliament on 2nd February, 1835”Look at it. Look at it. Africa! You see it everywhere. Can you now begin to see why God took delight in Africa? Africa was known for its high moral virtue. A country that has no beggar, no thief, had the best culture, the best education. A country that was envied by all the world and they knew it not. And the whites went and did a good arithmetic, “If we should allow them with this great wealth of knowledge and everything, we will be in trouble. Let’s do something. Let us see what we can do to get them indoctrinated to lose their self-esteem, by making them to see that our own foreign language and culture should be better preferred to their own ancient language, culture and everything. So that when they will begin to dance to our tune, we can now dominate them. They will lose their self-esteem.”A home work! In the year 1835. It is a legal document that has even the man’s photograph preserved till today. We are here to inform, to enlighten and to educate. Amen.So, if you are privileged to be here, and you are sure and certain that you are one of us, both in spirit and in truth, you will always be happy with yourself that you are not groping in darkness. You are walking in the Light. If you are walking in the Light, darkness can never comprehend you. Amen.To fool you is not easy because you are well-informed. Where you are not well-informed, you will be well-deformed. So, our duty is to inform you all round and educate you all round by giving you verifiable information that is up to date and which nobody can fault. Amen.You know the whole world is hearing Me now. As I am talking to you now, people out there are paying attention. They are hearing Me. Some are even seeing Me and I love it to be so. For that, I am cautious. I weigh every information before I give it out. Amen.If I have not misinformed you from the beginning till now, how do you think I will begin now to misinform you when I am on My way home? No! No! I am saying bye - bye to this world. To HIM be praise, honour forever and ever. ABRAHAM WAS A FRIEND OF GOD, BUT WHAT PERFECTED HIM? FAITH! HIS IMPLICIT, UNSHAKABLE FAITH IN CHRIST MADE HIM TO SACRIFICE ISAAC WITHOUT CONSIDERING ANYTHING. NOT EVEN WHAT THE WIFE WOULD SAY MOVED HIM. ABRAHAM A FRIEND OF GOD, WHOSE CHILDREN YOU ARE, IF YOU HAVE THE SAME IMPLICIT FAITH IN GODExcerpt from the message FAITH EXPLAINED preached 6th Sept. 2015chapter 2 vs 29 THE INHERITANCE OF ABRAHAMNow let Me go to the real business. At the end of the day, you will know what the topic is all about. I want good readers. Because of the nature of today, I would like to use only one translation or two of the Scriptures. But when you get home crosscheck with others. While transcribing, you are free to use the rest of the translations, for the aim is to help the people to see the truth.Remember, salvation is not attached to this Message. It is only confirming your salvation. So, if you have not been salvaged by now, I wonder whether a miracle can happen again. This is because the Man that has been hiding has been discovered. He was hiding before. Today He is no longer hiding. His Picture has gone round the world. And you know what He said ahead of time. He said, “ANY MOMENT FROM NOW, MY PHOTOGRAPH WILL GO ROUND THE WHOLE WORLD. DO NOT ASK ME HOW. AND IT WILL NOT BE WHEN I AM DEAD. YOU AND I WILL BE ALIVE AND SEE IT HAPPEN. BY THE TIME I WILL BE REVEALING MYSELF TO THE WHOLE WORLD, THE WHOLE THING WILL BE OVER. THE REAL BRIDE MUST HAVE BEEN SEALED IN. IT IS NO LONGER GOING TO BE FOR YOUR SALVATION. IT IS GOING TO BE FOR YOUR JUDGMENT.”That Light came into this world in your day and you rejected the Light. You followed the way of darkness because you do not want your ways to be made manifest. Amen.So, in that Message you are holding there, one of them said, “ISHMAEL AND ISAAC WERE SONS OF ABRAHAM AND MUST UNITE IN ABRAHAM.” Do I have such things? My friend, Israel, can you give Me one copy each of those publications here to be a guide. Select them one one one, even those coloured ones. Now, I want to touch on this delicate point. It is delicate in the sense that people have been avoiding it. My friend, it should be seven and you gave Me five. It should be seven here and you gave Me five. Why? Two are completely missing. Fine!ISLAMIC ARTICLES OF FAITH Volume 1 and then, Volume 2. We want to know the relationship between Ishmael and Isaac and the rest of the children of Abraham. We equally want to know whether we have a part in Abraham or not. Since the Almighty God who promised to bless the whole world through Abraham has revealed Himself among us and has identified with us and has become one of us, I think the essence is to identify who belongs to Me and who I belong to.I WANT TO KNOW THOSE THAT BELONG TO ME AND ALSO KNOW THOSE WHO I BELONG TO. I WANT TO KNOW THOSE THAT HAVE ME AS THEIR GOD. AT THE SAME TIME, I WANT TO KNOW THOSE I AM THEIR GOD. I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE PEOPLE THAT CLAIM. I REALLY WANT TO HAVE REAL SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF ABRAHAM. Now, let Me go to the Bible straight away. For that is the legal instrument I want to use today. Concerning the Holy Qur’an, when you go home, open the Books you have in your hands. There is no statement in the Holy Qur’an which does not have scriptural backing. Then you begin to ask yourself the question, why the noise about Islam then? Why despise Islam. It is as a result of wrong information. Why hating your Brother? Why hating your Sister? Making yourselves murderers in the sight of God, for whoever that hates his Brother or his Sister is a murderer. Amen. I am coming to something. Be wise, not in your own conceit. I am looking for some other Books. Give me My Missionary bag here. You did not bring out the real Books. Brother Israel, I will be punishing you. This boy is a stark illiterate. Why do you allow him to enter My bag? He does not know what I need and what I do not need. The moment I come for Fellowship, I want to see the contents of My bag on the table. That is the essence of carrying the bag. I do not use it to carry crayfish. Amen. So, we will do something. Let us go to Genesis because I will be comparing Scriptures as I go ahead. Genesis 11:28 – 32. KJV 28And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldeans. 29And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. 30But Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldeans, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. 32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.KJVFrom that Scripture we have read, I just want to make one point. That Abraham had a father. Abraham had a father by name Terah. I know many have not come to this knowledge. If I had asked you the question before, “What is the name of the father of Abraham?”, many might be scratching their heads, because when we talk about Abraham, some think he fell from the sky. Abraham was conceived by a woman married to a man. Abraham came from a family and the name of the father was Terah. Abraham’s father died. Abraham’s mother died. Is it not natural? Is this not natural? OK!DO not worry. I am coming to something. Let us continue. Who do you think buried his parents if not Abraham and his brothers and sisters? Although their names were not recorded here, the truth is that the parents were buried by Abraham.(Genesis 11:28 – 32. Other translations of the Bible) 28 But Haran died young, in the land where he was born (in Ur of the Chaldeans), and was survived by his father. 29 Meanwhile, Abram married his half sister Sarai, while his brother Nahor married their orphaned niece, Milcah,* who was the daughter of their brother Haran; and she had a sister named Iscah. 30 But Sarai was barren; she had no children. 31 Then Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child), and his daughter-in-law Sarai, and left Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; but they stopped instead at the city of Haran and settled there. 32 And there Terah died at the age of 205. LB28 Haran died before his father Terah [died] in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans. 29 And Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah. 30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31 And Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife, and they went forth together to go from Ur of the Chaldeans into the land of Canaan; but when they came to Haran, they settled there. 32 And Terah lived 205 years; and Terah died in Haran. AMP28 and Haran died in his hometown of Ur in Babylonia, while his father was still living. 29 Abram married Sarai, and Nahor married Milcah, the daughter of Haran, who was also the father of Iscah. 30 Sarai was not able to have children.31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot, who was the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, Abram's wife, and with them he left the city of Ur in Babylonia to go to the land of Canaan. They went as far as Haran and settled there. 32 Terah died there at the age of 205. GNB28 While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth. 29 Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milkah; she was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milkah and Iskah. 30 Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there. 32 Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Haran. NIVLet us go to chapter 12. Genesis 12:1 – 5 KJV Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. 4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. Note the age.5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came. KJV1God had told Abram, “Leave your own country behind you, and your own people, and go to the land I will guide you to. 2 If you do, I will cause you to become the father of a great nation; I will bless you and make your name famous, and you will be a blessing to many others.3 I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you; and the entire world will be blessed because of you.”4 So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed him, and Lot went too; Abram was seventy-five years old at that time. 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, and all his wealth—the cattle and slaves he had gotten in Haran—and finally arrived in Canaan. LBNow [in Haran] the Lord said to Abram, Go for yourself (for your own advantage) away from your country, from your relatives and your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you (with abundant increase of favors) and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing (dispensing good to others). 3 And I will bless those who bless you (who confer prosperity or happiness upon you) and curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families and kindred of the earth be blessed (and by you they will bless themselves). 4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had directed him; and Lot (his nephew) went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.5 Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the persons (servants) that they had acquired in Haran, and they went forth to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, AMPThe Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father's home, and go to a land that I am going to show you. 2 I will give you many descendants, and they will become a great nation. I will bless you and make your name famous, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, But I will curse those who curse you. And through you I will bless all the nations.”4 When Abram was seventy-five years old, he started out from Haran, as the Lord had told him to do; and Lot went with him. 5 Abram took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, and all the wealth and all the slaves they had acquired in Haran, and they started out for the land of Canaan. When they arrived in Canaan, GNBThe Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” 4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there. NIV.Note! The movement has started. After Abraham finished mourning his departed parents, the LORD appeared to Abraham and then called him out, together with all the members of his family that survived. Abraham and Sarai, the whole maids that were serving his interest, including his nephew, Lot. Abraham moved to the land of Canaan. Remember it is Teaching. Give Me Living Bible for us to understand this Canaan very well. Living Bible. Acts of the Apostle chapter 7 verse I – 5.1Then the High Priest asked him, “Are these accusations true?” 2 This was Stephen’s lengthy reply: “The glorious God appeared to our ancestor Abraham in Iraq.... LBNote. The Glorious God appeared to our Father Abraham, our ancestor, where? In Iraq. Whether you call it Babylon or Mesopotamia, it is Iraq. That is the point I want to get there.Remember, it is just like we have Burkina Faso. In the beginning, it was not Burkina Faso. It was called Upper Volta. Today, the name has changed. But the geographical location remains there. The boundaries remain there. Am I making sense? There was a time we were calling the capital of Nigeria, Lagos, but today the capital is Abuja. Nigeria remains Nigeria. Whether you say Abuja or Lagos, they are all in Nigeria. Whether you call it Kampala or Entebbe, they are all in Uganda. Amen.1The High Priest asked Stephen, “Is this true?” 2 Stephen answered, “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! Before our ancestor Abraham had gone to live in Haran, the God of glory appeared to him in Mesopotamia.... GNBThe Almighty God appeared to him in Mesopotamia. Read it in King James. 1Then said the high priest, Are these things so? 2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran,....KJVIt is not King James. That is Roman Catholic King James or New King James which I banned from coming into this Fellowship. When you are buying your copies, be intelligent enough. They are all Roman Catholic Bibles. Give Me My own King James. Do you not have your own Bro Ojiakor? (yes, it is the same Mesopotamia). That is not true. It can never.Listen. Genesis 12: 1 – 5, we read it. We are reading Acts 7:1 – 5. Read! I want the translation that called it Babylon. Amen.1And the high priest asked (Stephen), Are these charges true? 2 And he answered, Brethren and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our forefather Abraham when he was still in Mesopotamia, before he (went to) live in Haran.AMP1Then the high priest asked Stephen, “Are these charges true?” 2 To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran. NIVPay attention. We are coming to something. It will balance itself. But bear it in mind that Babylon is Mesopotamia. Babylon is also Iraq. Remember I am handling a Teaching. I want everybody to sit down. By the time I will go to the Missionary outing, you will know why it is essential for you to know the locations of all these countries so that you will know the controversial area and what made it controversial. If you do not know the genesis of the controversy, can you settle it? Good. I am settling a dispute that is as old as the world. Genesis 15:1 – 51After these things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your Shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great. Pay attention. This is between God and Abraham, now in the land of Canaan.2 And Abram said, Lord God, what can You give me, since I am going on (from this world) childless and he who shall be the owner and heir of my house is this (steward) Eliezer of Damascus?Pay attention. Abraham had a steward from Syria. Abraham had a steward and that steward was from Syria, the closest ally to what is called Israel today. Remember, as at that time, Israel did not exist. There was no place called Israel. How can a people that were not known, that had no place, that have not even appeared on the scene; how can they just come up and become a nation overnight? Who gathered them? As I am talking to you now, we have not seen anything Arab and we have not seen anything Jew. No Jew. No Arab. No Greek. But we have heard about Damascus which is the capital of Syria. You will now see that Syria, Damascus are in the territory God promised to give Abraham, including Lebanon, Yemen (North and South). Do not worry. I am coming to something. IF MY FATHER OWNS ONITSHA AND HAD US MANY, ANY OF THE SONS IS FREE TO LIVE IN ANY AREAS IN ONITSHA, FOR THE WHOLE EXPANSE OF LAND IN ONITSHA BELONGS TO HIM. THEY ARE ALL FAMILY LAND. DO NOT WORRY. I AM COMING TO SOMETHING. I told you and of course, you have it there that this trouble had been long and that the battle is no longer in the Middle East. The battle is now here where the Mediator is. That the battle will never end until He is drawn into the picture. He said, “ANY MOMENT FROM NOW, I WILL SETTLE IT.” It is contained in your Messages. Amen.We have not seen Israel. Neither have we seen Isaac or Jacob or Ishmael. No mention has been made about Lot and the controversy for now. Remember, if there is any man that should make noise, it should be Lot who happened to be his (Abraham’s) nephew. He is silent. Now, God came to bless Abraham. Abraham said, “God, why blessing me with all these things, seeing I have no child of my own? Unless you want these blessings now to be the inheritance of my steward, Eliezer, who is from Damascus, the capital of Syria.” God looked up and looked down, thought about this statement that the man He is blessing had no single child. Remember it was this same Eliezer of Damascus that Abraham sent to his own home town to go and look for a wife for his son, Isaac. But when Ishmael married, there is no account. There is no account of who went and got his wife for him. Do not worry. I WILL COME THERE. I WANT YOU TO SEE SOMETHING BECAUSE THERE IS A PROVISO FOR EVERY HATED WOMAN. LET ME NOT JUMP. IF I DO NOT SETTLE IT, NOBODY WILL SETTLE IT.3And Abram continued, Look, You have given me no child; and [a servant] born in my house is my heir. 4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, This man shall not be your heir, but he who shall come from your own body shall be your heir. Amen5 And He brought him outside (his tent into the starlight) and said, look now toward the heavens and count the stars—if you are able to number them. Then He said to him, so shall your descendants be. AMP. So shall what? ...your descendants be.Did He say, “So shall your offspring be.” Those whose lineage will be traced to you will be as the stars of heaven. If you can number them, you can as well know the number of your descendants. If you cannot number them, know that your descendants will be uncountable.WHAT IS MORE? THE ONLY NATION IN THE WORLD WHERE YOU WILL NOT HAVE YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE A NATION WITHOUT STARS. ANYWHERE STARS ARE, YOUR DESCENDANTS ARE THERE. NOT EVEN ONE WILL BE OMMITTED. THE CLOUD IS HERE.THIS PROMISE CAME WHEN HE HAD NOT EVEN ONE THAT WAS HIS BIOLOGICAL CHILD. NOTE! SYRIA AND IRAQ ARE ALL ISLAMIC. TRUE OR FALSE? EVEN TILL TODAY. SO, ABRAHAM WAS ISLAMIC. JUDAISM IS FOREIGN. CHRISTIANITY IS FOREIGN.THE ORIGINAL FAITH OF GOD WHICH GOD MET WITH ABRAHAM WAS THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM’S COUNTRY. IF IT IS RELIGION, IT IS THE RELIGION OF ABRAHAM’S COUNTRY, WHICH WAS THE RELIGION OF ELIEZER’S COUNTRY AND WHICH WAS THE RELIGION OF THE COUNTRY WHERE ABRAHAM COMMANDED ELIEZER TO GO AND GET A WIFE.May be you do not know that it is just of recent that the Roman Catholics penetrated Egypt. Before now, Egypt was 100% Islam. That is why they believe in the Muslim Brotherhood. And the Muslims there are constantly attacking all Catholic synagogues there, for they are not happy with them. I will tell you how we came about these things. Let us go further. To God be the Glory. I hope you are following Me. THE CLOUD IS HERE. We go further. Look at the stars of heaven. So shall your descendants be in number.6 And he (Abram) believed in (trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord, and He counted it to him as righteousness (right standing with God).Who believed in the LORD? Abram. There was no other thing he did than to say, “LORD, I believe”, even when he had no child. How can you have descendants when you have no child? But he believed. Faith is in operation. All that are children of Faith are children of Abraham. Amen.Genesis 15:1 – 5 [In other translations of the Scripture] 1After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.4 And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness. KJV1Afterwards Jehovah spoke to Abram in a vision, and this is what he told him: “Don’t be fearful, Abram, for I will defend you. And I will give you great blessings.”2-3 But Abram replied, “O Lord Jehovah, what good are all your blessings when I have no son? For without a son, some other member of my household will inherit all my wealth.” 4 Then Jehovah told him, “No, no one else will be your heir, for you will have a son to inherit everything you own.”5 Then God brought Abram outside beneath the nighttime sky and told him, “Look up into the heavens and count the stars if you can. Your descendants will be like that—too many to count!” 6 And Abram believed God; then God considered him righteous on account of his faith.LB N 1After this, Abram had a vision and heard the Lord say to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I will shield you from danger and give you a great reward.”2 But Abram answered, “Sovereign Lord, what good will your rewards do me, since I have no children? My only heir is Eliezer of Damascus.3 You have given me no children, and one of my slaves will inherit my property.”4 Then he heard the Lord speaking to him again: “This slave Eliezer will not inherit your property; your own son will be your heir.” 5 The Lord took him outside and said, “Look at the sky and try to count the stars; you will have as many descendants as that.” 6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and accepted him.GNB1After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.”2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” 4Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” 5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness. NIV You see? They cannot understand his ways; they don’t know what God wants; they don’t know things that please God. They don’t know what God hates. They behave anyhow. God is not worshipped anyhow. If you worship God anyhow you will perish anyhow. That is why you must turn to me and I will show you how to worship God.Excerpt from: Conditions for been saved in Christ; Chapter 2 vs 33-34 5 THE BIRTH OF ISHMAELGenesis 16:1 – 11 Pay attention; Let us see whether what Abraham was longing for could materialize. What was that thing? He was longing for one who would be his heir, who would be his successor and who would be the beneficiary of all these promises, seeing that the promises came to him at a very old age and the wife was also stricken in age. How can all his labour be bestowed upon his steward?Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. GAVE HER TO HER HUSBAND ABRAM TO BE WHAT? HIS WIFE. TO BE WHAT? HIS WIFE.Hear Me well. David had wives. David had concubines. A concubine is not a wife. A wife is not a concubine. What Abraham sent away with gifts were children born to him by His concubines, not his wives. Abraham had too many concubines. From the time God visited Abraham, his strength was renewed and his days elongated. Abraham became like a young man. Just like Sarah became a young lady to be admired by Abimelech. Amen. He is the LORD God Almighty. Is there anything impossible for him to do? May be you do not know that the old shall become young there forever, transformed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. I am going to something. Pay attention. 4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: She conceived. She became pregnant. The heir apparent is about to come. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the Lord judge between me and thee.6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.7 And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness,Who found her? The LORD Himself appeared to her in the form of an Angel. Even in verse 16, I think the woman said, “So, my eyes have seen the Almighty God and I did not die.”Read it there. It is there. Bro Kelechi, you can find it there. 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. 7 And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.9 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.10 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly,.... I will do what? ...multiply thy seed exceedingly... The Angel of the LORD was no other person but God Himself. WHAT WAS THE PROMISE? I WILL MULTIPLY THY SEED EXCEEDINGLY. It was not the Devil. No Devil met her where she was suffering persecution. No Devil brought her back. God brought her back. God found her and brought her back. Who made the promise to her? God. And Sarah became envious, and started hating this lady. You will see the reason now. Simply because she would bear he that would be the first son and the heir apparent. Pay attention. 10 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. That it shall not be numbered for multitude. Can you imagine? Who then will limit the promise of God? Who will attribute it to the Devil? Was Abraham a Devil? How can his own offspring be likened to a Devil?Check the Bible. There is no Scripture that said, “Ishmael was conceived of the treacherous one.” Never! You can never see Ishmael as a son of perdition. Never! Have you seen that he has been given a promise? He will now be multiplying according to the promise of God and his own descendants will be uncountable. Was it not the promise given to Abraham? Who is the father of that person called Ishmael? Who is the father of Ishmael? Abraham. That the promise of the father has now become the promise of the first son, when the first wife was still childless and you want her to be peaceful? You want her to be happy that her maid is now the queen and the mother of the heir apparent who would occupy the throne. Can you see the picture? I told you, I am trailing on a dangerous path. Follow Me. No murmuring, no complaining and do not make a hell of noise because in the end I will give it a name. Remember it has no title now. Good!11 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and thou shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. Pay attention.13 And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? KJV.Verse 13 in Living Bible version of the Bible. 13 Thereafter Hagar spoke of Jehovah... Hagar did what? ...spoke of Jehovah—for it was he who appeared to her—as “the God who looked upon me,” for she thought, “I saw God and lived to tell it.” LB. Alleluia!I saw God and I lived to tell it. I did not die. I saw Jehovah and Jehovah also saw me. He was the One that came to me and I saw Him and still lived to tell it. A hated woman because of God’s blessing, God met her and with her eyes she saw God and the LORD blessed her.There are too many vocations. There are too many vocations. Pay attention. You see, Ishmael would be a wild man, rearing animals. Remember that David was a shepherd, rearing animals and a wild man. Remember that the reason for which cause Pharaoh gave the Jews Goshen was because, by nature, they were wild people; they were herdsmen. They were herdsmen looking for arable land for their sheep and cattle. Remember when they were coming from Egypt, they were coming home with their sheep, with their cattle and with their oxen. And the rearing of sheep and cattle was abomination in the land of Egypt for they do not do that job. BY CULTURE, BY CUSTOM, BY TRADITION, BY OCCUPATION, WE CAN PLACE A PEOPLE RIGHT. Be very careful. Because Ephraim refused to go, Ephraim modified, refined and became like the Egyptians, for which cause Ephraim can now put on suit, put on long sleeves, look corporate and then be highly intelligent and educated because Ephraim remained behind in the land that was designated as the CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION, where God said, “I sent My people to Egypt to go and learn the art and wisdom of Egypt”, for before then they were wild people, who knew nothing but shepherding their cattle and sheep. Cattle rearers!AND YOU WATCH, BY NATURE, HEAR ME WELL, EVEN TILL NOW, PEOPLE DESPISE HERDSMEN. I SAY PEOPLE DESPISE HERDSMEN EVEN WHEN THEY COMMITTED NO CRIME, [1] BECAUSE THEY ARE WILD BY NATURE. [2] THEY LIVE IN THE FOREST WITH THEIR CATTLE AND SHEEP. [3] THEY DO NOT MINGLE WITH PEOPLE ANYHOW. FOR THAT REASON, PEOPLE FEAR THEM AND THEY FEAR PEOPLE.Because they hate cattle rustlers, thieves, they value their cattle more than their lives. So, they wrestle with anybody who makes any attempt to steal any of their cattle or sheep. So, by nature, they are warriors. That was why David in his infancy could use ordinary hand to devour a lion that came to carry his sheep away, for he was wild in the wilderness. He used the same strength to approach Goliath. Brethren, follow Me. I say the feud must end. I am laying the foundation. Of course you know that one day I will be summoned. Alleluia! Let us go back. I know why I am using this book called the Bible, for that is the one you know very well and you are conversant with, but the content, you do not know.You limit yourselves to the areas where your deceivers capitalize and exploit you, but the areas that are meant for your liberation, they omit, lest you become wise and become uncontrollable and ungovernable. I will tell you how we came about the New Testament. It is one of the European antics to make you lose your self-esteem. But let us go back to the original religion, the original Faith, the original culture and tradition.13 Thereafter Hagar spoke of Jehovah—for it was he who appeared to her It was He who appeared to her. Remember Manoah’s wife, the mother of Samson the Great. When Jehovah appeared to her, the husband was not there. When the husband came back, the woman said, “My Lord, an Angel of the LORD came to Me in your absence.” Manoah asked, “What was his message?” The wife replied, “He said He will come back about this time the morrow.”The following day and about that time, the Bible said, “He came back.” And the woman called her husband, “Come and see the man. Come and see the man who came to me in your absence yesterday.” After the encounter with the same man, Manoah was the one that shouted. “O! I am finished. My eyes have seen God. We will all die.” The wife said, “Nay! We will not die. He did not come to kill us. He brought good tidings. We will not die although our eyes have seen God. Jehovah.” Who said no eyes will see God and live? Who said that God is not a Human Being? In all the statues the heathens make depicting the pictures of their god, is there any one that does not have the semblance of a Human Being, even the one that is drawn on the wall? Is it not true? They use wood and carve it to look like a human being. No one is carved to look like a goat. Which means, intuitively, they believe that the god they are pouring incantations to must be a being in the likeness of a human being? I hope I am talking to intelligent people. If you feel I am deceiving you, carry out a research work in your home towns. Go to the villages. Watch what they placed in front of their houses. I mean Pagan worshippers. Watch! If it is not like a woman, it is like a man or an infant. But the truth is that it is in the semblance of a human being. Amen.Yes! Look at what the woman said...13 Thereafter Hagar spoke of Jehovah—for it was he who appeared to her—as “the God who looked upon me,” for she thought, “I saw God and lived to tell it.”LB Amen.13 Hagar asked herself, “Have I really seen God and lived to tell about it?” So she called the Lord, who had spoken to her, “A God Who Sees.” GNB (Genesis 6:1 – 13 in other translations of the Bible) 1But Sarai and Abram had no children. So Sarai took her maid, an Egyptian girl named Hagar, 2-3 and gave her to Abram to be his second wife.“Since the Lord has given me no children,” Sarai said, “you may sleep with my servant girl, and her children shall be mine.”And Abram agreed. (This took place ten years after Abram had first arrived in the land of Canaan.) 4 So he slept with Hagar, and she conceived; and when she realized she was pregnant, she became very proud and arrogant toward her mistress Sarai.5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “It’s all your fault. For now this servant girl of mine despises me, though I myself gave her the privilege of being your wife. May the Lord judge you for doing this to me!”6 “You have my permission to punish the girl as you see fit,” Abram replied. So Sarai beat her and she ran away.7 The Angel of the Lord found her beside a desert spring along the road to Shur.8 The Angel: “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?”Hagar: “I am running away from my mistress.”9-12 The Angel: “Return to your mistress and act as you should, for I will make you into a great nation. Yes, you are pregnant and our baby will be a son, and you are to name him Ishmael (‘God hears’), because God has heard your woes. This son of yours will be a wild one—free and untamed as a wild ass! He will be against everyone, and everyone will feel the same toward him. But he will live near the rest of his kin.”13 Thereafter Hagar spoke of Jehovah—for it was he who appeared to her—as “the God who looked upon me,” for she thought, “I saw God and lived to tell it.” LBNow Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. She had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.2 And Sarai said to Abram, See here, the Lord has restrained me from bearing [children]. I am asking you to have intercourse with my maid; it may be that I can obtain children by her. And Abram listened to and heeded what Sarai said.3 So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her Egyptian maid, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his [secondary] wife.4 And he had intercourse with Hagar, and she became pregnant; and when she saw that she was with child, she looked with contempt upon her mistress and despised her.5 Then Sarai said to Abram, May [the responsibility for] my wrong and deprivation of rights be upon you! I gave my maid into your bosom, and when she saw that she was with child, I was contemptible and despised in her eyes. May the Lord be the judge between you and me.6 But Abram said to Sarai, See here, your maid is in your hands and power; do as you please with her. And when Sarai dealt severely with her, humbling and afflicting her, she [Hagar] fled from her.7 But the Angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness on the road to Shur.8 And He said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where did you come from, and where are you intending to go? And she said, I am running away from my mistress Sarai.9 The Angel of the Lord said to her, Go back to your mistress and [humbly] submit to her control.10 Also the Angel of the Lord said to her, I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be numbered for multitude.11 And the Angel of the Lord continued, See now, you are with child and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael (God hears), because the Lord has heard and paid attention to your affliction.12 And he (Ishmael) will be as a wild ass among men; his hand will be against every man and every man’s hand against him, and he will live to the east and on the borders of all his kinsmen.13 So she called the name of the Lord Who spoke to her, You are a God of seeing, for she said, Have I (not) even here (in the wilderness) looked upon Him Who sees me (and lived)? Or have I here also seen [the future purposes or designs of] Him Who sees me? AMP1Abram's wife Sarai had not borne him any children. But she had an Egyptian slave woman named Hagar, 2 and so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Why don't you sleep with my slave? Perhaps she can have a child for me.” Abram agreed with what Sarai said. 3 So she gave Hagar to him to be his concubine. (This happened after Abram had lived in Canaan for ten years.) 4 Abram had intercourse with Hagar, and she became pregnant. When she found out that she was pregnant, she became proud and despised Sarai.5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “It's your fault that Hagar despises me. I myself gave her to you, and ever since she found out that she was pregnant, she has despised me. May the Lord judge which of us is right, you or me!”6 Abram answered, “Very well, she is your slave and under your control; do whatever you want with her.” Then Sarai treated Hagar so cruelly that she ran away.7 The angel of the Lord met Hagar at a spring in the desert on the road to Shur 8 and said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?”She answered, “I am running away from my mistress.”9 He said, “Go back to her and be her slave.” 10 Then he said, “I will give you so many descendants that no one will be able to count them. 11 You are going to have a son, and you will name him Ishmael, because the Lord has heard your cry of distress. 12 But your son will live like a wild donkey; he will be against everyone, and everyone will be against him. He will live apart from all his relatives.”13 Hagar asked herself, “Have I really seen God and lived to tell about it?” So she called the Lord, who had spoken to her, “A God Who Sees.” GNB1Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; 2 so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.”Abram agreed to what Sarai said. 3 So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. 4 He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress.5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.”6 “Your slave is in your hands,” Abram said. “Do with her whatever you think best.” Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her.7 The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered. 9 Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”11 The angel of the Lord also said to her: “You are now pregnant and you will give birth to a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the Lord has heard of your misery. 12 He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.” 13 She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” NIVHave you seen where He went to call her back? From where her fellow woman chased her. Who was she [Hagar] fleeing from? Her co-wife. Escape from a co-wife. Now, Ishmael has been born, which means THE LORD HAS HEARD MY CRY. The LORD has heard My cry. I know I am opening your eyes of understanding more. At least, you now have another vision about the herdsmen. They are not what you were thinking they are. They are your Brothers. They are your Sisters. They are your relations. You are all children of Abraham and you came from the same homeland. Amen. …verify from Historians, from your ancient history and everything, from geographers; you will see that the controversy, the war that is on, the war is raging in paradise. This was exactly where the first human being appeared on earth and this river Euphrates is very, very significant. Where the battle started is where the battle is going to end. EXCERPT FROM EVENTS ARE MADE CLEAR BY PROPHECIES PAGE 54:15 THE REASON FOR THE CONFUSIONPlease give Me audience a little. I say give Me audience a little, let Me digress. Genesis 11:1 – 9. Use Living Bible for clearer understanding. I am digressing a little. Bro Kelechi, give Me Hosea: MY PEOPLE PERISH BECAUSE OF LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. And you give Me Saint Matthew’s Gospel in chapter 13: THEY ERR NOT KNOWING THE SCRIPTURES NOR THE POWER OF GOD.1At that time all mankind spoke a single language. At that time, pay attention. Before that place where we read, all mankind spoke the same language. Problem never came until there was confusion of language. IF I CANNOT UNDERSTAND YOUR LANGUAGE, HOW CAN I UNDERSTAND YOUR ATTITUDE? I CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND YOUR ACTION. WHY? I DO NOT UNDERSTAND YOUR LANGUAGE. If you say good morning to me in your language, I may be thinking you are cursing Me. Hear Me. I use Myself here. If I call Father Abraham ‘Onuku’, by ‘Onuku’, I am calling him a useless man. He will frown at it. But if I go to Idoma land in Benue State, and call somebody Onuku, he will embrace Me for I am calling him My friend.If I call Bro Okoh, Aboki, he will frown at it. “Imagine the Son of Man referring to me as Aboki. Do I look like Aboki? What make me Aboki? What an insult!” But if I go to Kano and call My Brother Aboki, he will embrace Me, meaning My friend.WHEN YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE OF A PEOPLE, EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM BECOMES SUSPICIOUS AND OFTEN TIMES, LABELLED ABOMINATION.The same is applicable to our food which we eat. It is said of an Igbo adage that every nation is self-sufficient with what that nation is endowed. Amen. I hope I am talking to My people. You will know My aim when I will get to the end. Genesis 11:1 – 9.1At that time all mankind spoke a single language.2 As the population grew and spread eastward, a plain was discovered in the land of Babylon.... The controversial place. A plain. An arid land. Uninhabited land. An expanse of land which nobody could lay claim to. We still have many of them.If you are struggling over land with your Brothers, you are stupid. All you have to do is to go to Maiduguri and apply for a place in Sambisa forest. Nobody is inhabiting Sambisa forest. You can go there and develop your farm estate. Build whatever you want to build free of charge. That was the type of land the people discovered. Nobody owns it.And because nobody owns it, nobody can be accused of stealing it. A property without an owner can never be stolen. You can never trespass over a land that has no owner. Amen. This time around, this one was discovered in Babylon. As the population grew and spread eastward,....It grew and spread eastward. Are you surprised? The whole of Asia minor or the whole of Asian continent is the most populous continent in the world. Asia! Amen.....a plain was discovered in the land of Babylon and was soon thickly populated. 3-4 The people who lived there began to talk about building a great city, with a temple-tower reaching to the skies—a proud, eternal monument to themselves.“This will weld us together,” they said, “and keep us from scattering all over the world.” Note the aim. They did not want to scatter all over the world. Although they were congested, they preferred it, provided they would stay together, having one common language, culture, everything one. No quarrelling. And they were happy with it.While God wanted the descendants of Abraham to fill the earth, but these people said No. “If they remain here, how can My promise come to pass. I will disperse them, that My promise to Noah might come to pass. Wherever any of them gets, let him continue reproducing and having his own children there. In the end, they are all the children of Abraham, whether you are from the mountain or from the valley.God said, “I will never allow them to achieve this nonsense.” You now refuse to go to the uttermost part of the earth. God forbid. I will scatter all of you by force. Look at what God did. So they made great piles of hard-burned brick, and collected bitumen to use as mortar.5 But when God came down to see the city and the tower mankind was making, 6he said, “Look! If they are able to accomplish all this when they have just begun to exploit their linguistic and political unity,.... What? ....If they are able to accomplish all this when they have just begun to exploit their linguistic and political unity...They are just starting to exploit it. The benefits of linguistic and political unity which is devoid in Nigeria. That is the reason why we are suffering. Nigeria is void of political and linguistic unity. Why the suspicion? Why the hate? Why the misunderstanding? But in the beginning, it was not so. They were enjoying political and linguistic unity. No discrimination. No quarrelling. Nothing nothing. No violence. And God said, “No, these people can hardly spread. My purpose must be defeated. I must do something.”Amen.NOBODY CAN FIND FAULT IN ANY ACTION OF GOD. In the sight of God, it is wise and proper for them to be scattered. There was no Igbo man there speaking Igbo. There was no Hausa. There was no Yoruba. There was no Efik. No Barbarian. No Greek. No Jew. In all these things we have not seen Israel o. Israel was still in the making inside Sarah’s womb.Israel had not even appeared. Abraham did not have anybody called Israel. We only know Ishmael. Israel was in the making. In the blues. This is the Israel that is making a hell of noise. Shall we run away because of Israel?We will know that type of covenant which he had, which other sons did not receive from God. He should go to wherever the covenant is and collect it from his own father. Then we will know whether his own father is different. Amen. 6he (God) said, “Look! If they are able to accomplish all this when they have just begun to exploit their linguistic and political unity just think of what they will do later! Nothing will be unattainable for them!7Come, let us go down and give them different languages, so that they won’t understand each other’s words!”Let us go and do what? Give them different languages, so that they will no longer understand one another. Have you seen it? If I call you Aboki, you will slap me simply because you do not know what I called you. If I call him Onuku, he will beat me. I call this one Onuku, he will embrace me.SO, WITH DIFFERENCES IN LANGUAGE, GOD NOW SCATTERED THEM AND THEY RAN HELTER-SKELTER. NOW, WITH DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, STILL CHILDREN OF ONE MAN, AND EACH LANGUAGE FORMED A NATION. YOU SEE WHY IT IS ONLY IN CHRIST THAT ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD THAT ARE SCATTERED ABROAD ARE UNITED. CHRIST REMAINS THE UNITING POINT OF ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD IN THE WHOLE WORLD.YOU THINK GOD IS FOOLISH. NO! THE HAND OF GOD IS BEHIND WHAT IS TAKING PLACE. I AM HERE AS HIS OWN PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE AND I AM SPEAKING IN HIS STEAD FOR HE IS BEHIND ME HERE.I told you as we journeyed, “If you think I am blaspheming God, why not allow God to strike Me. Do not kill Me. Allow God to kill Me. If I blaspheme, I do not blaspheme you. I blaspheme God. And God is mightier than all. Allow Him to strike Me. BUT I KNOW THAT I AM THE SON OF HIS PLEASURE AND HE IS CONSTANTLY IN ME, FOR I DO THOSE THINGS THAT PLEASE HIM.” Amen. 8So, in that way, God scattered them all over the earth; and that ended the building of the city. 90That is why the city was called Babel (meaning “confusion”),.... Amen....because it was there that Jehovah confused them... It was there that who? Jehovah confused them Who? Jehovah confused them by giving them many languages, thus widely scattering them across the face of the earth. LBWhy not put your hands together? IS JEHOVAH THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION? WHAT? IS JEHOVAH THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION? FOR WE HAVE NEVER SEEN CONFUSION UNTIL WE GOT HERE. THIS IS THE ORIGIN OF ALL CONFUSIONS. WHO INITIATED IT? JEHOVAH. ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THOSE WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. So, do not despise the Yoruba because you do not understand their language. Do not despise an Hausa because you do not understand their language. Do not ever despise anybody because you cannot understand that person. The LORD did not want you to understand. But that does not make you a different fellow of another nationality. You are one nationale. At the end of the day, you are all one. Amen. To God be the Glory.Genesis 11:1 – 9.(In other translations of the Scripture) 1And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.KJV1And the whole earth was of one language and of one accent and mode of expression. 2 And as they journeyed eastward, they found a plain (valley) in the land of Shinar, and they settled and dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly. So they had brick for stone, and slime (bitumen) for mortar.4 And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower whose top reaches into the sky, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the whole earth. 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.6 And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let Us go down and there confound (mix up, confuse) their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from that place upon the face of the whole earth, and they gave up building the city.9 Therefore the name of it was called Babel—because there the Lord confounded the language of all the earth; and from that place the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of the whole earth. AMP1At first, the people of the whole world had only one language and used the same words. 2 As they wandered about in the East, they came to a plain in Babylonia and settled there. 3 They said to one another, “Come on! Let's make bricks and bake them hard.” So they had bricks to build with and tar to hold them together. 4 They said, “Now let's build a city with a tower that reaches the sky, so that we can make a name for ourselves and not be scattered all over the earth.”5 Then the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which they had built, 6 and he said, “Now then, these are all one people and they speak one language; this is just the beginning of what they are going to do. Soon they will be able to do anything they want! 7 Let us go down and mix up their language so that they will not understand each other.” 8 So the Lord scattered them all over the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 The city was called Babylon, because there the Lord mixed up the language of all the people, and from there he scattered them all over the earth.GNB1Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth. NIV

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