THE CARCASS AND THE EAGLES

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FIRST BIBLE LESSON: REVELATION 21:3

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them and they shall be his people and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

SECOND BIBLE LESSON: MATTHEW 24:28

Fore wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

GOLDEN TEXT: REVELATION 7:15-16

Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them nor any heat.

THE JOY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

Brethren, the above three texts constitute the theme of this lesson. You can prepare a palatable meal and invite people to come and eat freely, but none will be ready to stay there with you longer than is necessary. As soon as a person gets his share of the food, he goes home. In the same vein, if you organize a play with a live band to entertain people, they can only enjoy this for only a short while. After some time, they soon get fed up with the situation and they start to go home, one after the other. Why do they do that? It is because wherever the carcass is, there also will the eagles converge. The eagles cannot gather on an empty ground.

THEREFORE BRETHREN, YOU SHOULD REALIZE THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR MIDST. MY PRESENCE ON EARTH IS NOT A JOKE AND IT IS ALSO NOT MY PERSONAL WISH THAT WE SHOULD CONGREGATE HERE AT 34 AMBO STREET, CALABAR, FOR HOURS ON END, BUT EVERYTHING WORKS TO FULFILL WHAT HAD BEEN WRITTEN. IT IS NOT THE GOVERNMENT OR POLICE, ARMY OR ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT KEEP US HERE. WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS THERE WILL THE EAGLES GATHER.

IN OTHER WORDS THE HOLY SPIRIT PERSONIFIED IS IN OUR MIDST AND SHALL EVER REMAIN SO FOR WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS, THE EAGLES MUST ALSO HOVER AROUND. YOU HAVE SEEN THAT OUR LUCK AND JOY ARE ABSOLUTE. THIS IS AN EVERLASTING JOY, IT HAS NO BEGINNING AND IT WILL HAVE NO END. THE HOLY SPIRIT SHALL ABIDE WITH US TILL ETERNITY AND WE SHALL BE WITH HIM FOREVER, IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. WE SHALL BE WITH HIM FOR ETERNITY FOR THERE IS NEITHER DAY NOR NIGHT IN HIS PRESENCE. YOU CANNOT BE BEATEN BY RAIN NOR SUFFER FROM THE SCOTCH OF THE SUN BECAUSE YOU ARE PROTECTED UNDER HIS DIVINE UMBRELLA.

There is no fighting, quarreling or commotion of any kind in this kingdom. There is neither division, segregation or discrimination. We operate twenty-four hours a day and for three hundred and sixty-six days. Activities here include singing and dancing, and it is joy all throughout. THIS IS THE PERIOD TO WORK FOR HIM, FOR IN OUR SERVICE TO HIM THERE IS NO HUNGER, THIRST, NOR BOREDOM. THERE IS NO STUMBLING BLOCK ON OUR WAY. The people of the world can hardly gather together for a long time without fighting or quarrelling among themselves. Sometimes their gatherings result in bloodshed. But here in this kingdom, it is all peace and joy and wonderful blessings.

WE HAVE NOTHING TO REGRET:

Since we are all with the Father, there is no hunger, thirst, ailment or death in our midst. We are neither weak nor are we asleep because He is in us. WHEREVER YOU MAY BE, SO LONG AS YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD, YOU HAVE TO PAY HOMAGE TO HIM, AND YOU HAVE TO SERVE HIM DILIGENTLY.One of our sisters, Deaconess Marts from California, U.S.A. stated categorically that she knew the Father when she was just three years old. She testified that the Father used to teach her about His recondite wisdom. But she was only able to identify the Father physically in February of 1977. She also said that there are many whites in the western world who the Father has revealed Himself to.

Many other people have also witnessed this wonderful Spiritual Teacher but the only problem is how to locate Him physically. The sister further testified that the Father has also revealed Himself to her husband, Brother Marts. Who is responsible for this wonderful global revelation of the Holy Spirit to mankind? IT IS THE FATHER BECAUSE WHERE THE CARCASS IS THERE WILL THE EAGLES GATHER. SINCE THE CARCASS IS HERE (34 AMBO STREET, CALABAR), ALL THE VULTURES MUST HOVER AROUND. But those of you who happen to find yourselves here do not regard it as a wonderful blessing, you appear quite unconcerned.

If you had any thought that bothered you, you should now rearrange your thoughts and take a decision. When you come across certain people changing their membership from one church to the other, know that they are in search of the HOLY SPIRIT WHO IS NOW ON EARTH. Once they locate Him, no matter the condition they find themselves in, they remain there with Him. Anybody, throughout the world, who had expected Him, remains with Him once he finds the Lord. You are not gathered together here for the purpose of displaying your fine dresses, shoes, and other material things. It is not money which brought us here, neither food, nor wealth, but it is all in fulfillment of the gospel that: WHERE THE CARCASS IS THERE WILL THE EAGLES BE GATHERED. It is therefore the duty of all the children of God to serve Him only and to rejoice with Him. WE SHOULD MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE TO THE FATHER BY SINGING HIS GLORY UNCEASINGLY. THIS THE TIME OF HIS REIGN AND GLORY.

WE HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD:

We are not alone because He is always with us and we cannot be cheated, suppressed, taunted or tormented anymore. Besides, we are always with Him, and He cannot leave us for even a second. OUR LORD, KING, AND PROTECTOR HAS COME. We should therefore glorify His name and testify about His wonderful glory and majesty. It is a fact that in the absence of your father, when he travels to a distance place, people may take undue advantage to make trouble with you, with the hope that none is there to protect you. They can even beat you up. But as soon as he (your Father) comes back, all the trouble-makers will hide themselves. Therefore the reception of the Holy Spirit is something similar to that illustration. That is why I keep on telling you that we should be joyous with Him for He has arrived to dwell with us forever.

Why do the churches fail to perform? They find it extremely difficult to heal and change an evil person because they are devoid of the power of the Holy Spirit. They cannot pray, they cannot preach, because they are completely empty. Why it is that upon all the power, money, and resources at the disposal of the secular governments, they cannot succeed in achieving anything tangible? It is because they do not have the backing of the Holy Spirit. Our Lord Jesus Christ said:

“It is spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life. ” (JOHN 6:63).

The Holy Spirit is in perfectly in control of water, air, fire, rain, birds, man, fish, animals and all creatures seen and unseen. All things, whether flying or creeping have been subdued. It is written:

“Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” (Psalm 127:1).

IF YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANY PROBLEMS AND ADVERSITY IN LIFE, YOU CANNOT REALIZE THE GOODNESS AND THE GENEROSITY OF GOD. UNLESS A PERSON PASSES THROUGH A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE OF AN AILMENT, HE CANNOT REALIZE THE KIND OF PROTECTION AND TENDER MERCY THE MOST HIGH GOD CAN PROVIDE. IN THE SAME VEIN, EXCEPT A PERSON HAS GOT THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING LOCKED UP IN A MAXIMUM CELL, HE CANNOT REALIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF FREEDOM. IT IS ONLY WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF IN AN INTRACTABLE PROBLEM WHICH DEFIES EVERY SOLUTION THAT YOU START TO SERIOUSLY LOOK FOR GOD.

THE VISIT OF THE AFRICAN AMERICANS:

If you had the opportunity to listen to a testimony by one professor from the USA, Professor Souchy, you would have realized the plight of the African American, in spite of their economic well-being. Some of them are well-read, some are millionaires and billionaires, yet they have no say in the affairs of their country. Where lies the hope of the African American in the U.S.A.? But with his visit to the Holy Father and the homage paid, his fellow African Americans are liberated forthwith. RIGHT NOW THEY ARE SAVED BECAUSE THEIR HOPE IS IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. The visit of the Professor and his team is not exclusively for themselves but for the entire African American race and the world at large. THEY HAVE NOW GOT A COMFORTER, SAVIOR, AND A PROTECTOR WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO DISAPPOINT THEM.

AN ERA OF WOMEN LIBERATION:

Right now we have women who are great educationist, millionaires, administrators, professors, engineers, pilots, political activists. In times past, it was not so. Women were only seen and not heard. They were not included in the scheme of things. THIS KINGDOM DOES NOT PERMIT SEGREGATION OR DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX, COLOR, RACE, TRIBE, LANGUAGE, STATUS, OR RANK. WE ARE ALL LIBERATED, IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

THE DAWN OF SPIRITUAL EMANCIPATION:

The two African Americans who recently got baptized were professors of religious studies and philosophy in reputable universities in the USA. For accepting to baptize into the new kingdom, their eyes are now opened. They can now acknowledge things in the higher spiritual planes and in esoteric horizons. They have decided to embrace this God in their best interest and in the interest of the rest of the blacks.

An evangelist by name Iyrke once testified that one brother Okon, (not a baptized Brotherhood member) told him that he heard a voice saying that Okon’s power had been snatched from him. This was since 1984 and since then the man has remained powerless. This kingdom is nothing anybody should toy with, because at the fullness of time those who the Holy Spirit is revealing Himself to will troop in to worship Him. AND EVENTUALLY ALL KNEES SHALL BOW AND ALL TONGUES SHALL CONFESS HIS GLORY. As the lightening comes from the East and flashes to the West, so also is the coming of the Holy Spirit. THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING EXCEPT HE IS MOTIVATED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.It is written in the scripture that:

FOR WHERESOEVER THE CARCASS IS, THERE WILL THE EAGLES BE GATHERED TOGETHER.( Matthew 24:28).

That was why the three wise men came all the way from the far east to pay homage to Our Lord Jesus Christ. They had to go from the East to Bethlehem to worship the STAR, in line with the statement that wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles gather. They enquired from people to know where they could locate the one who is born king of the Jews, for they wanted to worship Him. IN THE SAME VEIN WE HAVE COME TO WORSHIP HIM IN THIS GENERATION. THIS SINGULAR ACT OF WORSHIPPING HIM SHALL CONTINUE FOREVER AND EVER. It is because you do not understand the essence of His arrival, that instead of glorifying Him, you persistently ask for children, position, money, car, house, husband, wife, and other mundane things. However it is believed that when you will fully come to the realization of this dispensation, you will get your priorities right. Why should you ask for carnal things when your Father knows what is really good for you? Is this what you have been invited for?

The Holy Spirit is power, husband, wife, children, riches, He is both heaven and earth. If you had known this you would not have sought for anything else. We should thank Him and rejoice greatly for His arrival on earth. Our joy, peace, and happiness have no beginning nor an end, for He Who is on the throne has a glorious canopy which shelters us day and night. We shall neither hunger nor thirst any longer. No more sickness and death, we can neither be beaten by rain nor suffer from the scorching of the sun because our everlasting redeemer and source of joy lives. NOW ONE WHO LISTENS TO OUR PRAYERS AND ACTS PROMPTLY IS IN OUR MIDST. OUR COMFORTER WITH HIS TENDER MERCY AND KINDNESS HAS COME. THEREFORE THERE IS NONE WHO CAN TORMENT US OR KNOCK OUR HEADS ANYMORE. Instead of being tormented by the people of the world, we rather become something very awful to them because we have assumed His glorious image. That is the more reason our joy has no beginning nor and end. WE HAVE BEEN SET FREE FROM THE DEMONIC INFLUENCE OR ANY OTHER FORM OF BONDAGE. Read the first lesson once again.

FIRST BIBLE LESSON: REVELATION 21:3

I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.

THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MAN:

It is said that:

“But know this that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.” (Matthew 24:43).

RIGHT NOW THE COMFORTER, EVEN THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH HAS ARRIVED, WE SHOULD THEREFORE AVOID INDULGING IN EVIL TENDENCIES. THE LONG EXPECTED COMFORTER IS HERE, AND HE IS OUR FATHER AND WE ARE HIS CHILDREN. WE HAVE BEEN REDEEMED FROM CARNALITY TO HIS EVERLASTING GLORY. WE SHOULD THEREFORE ABHOR STEALING, FORNICATION, IDOLATRY AND OTHER EVIL ACTS.

Before His ascension to heaven, He assured us:

Let not your hearts 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 to 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).

THE UNGRATEFUL MAN:

Right now, THE FATHER HAS COME TO DWELL WITH US ON EARTH. WE ARE HIS PEOPLE AND HE IS OUR GOD. HAVE YOU REJOICED IN HIS ARRIVAL? HAVE YOU SHOWN A THANKFUL HEART TO HIM? Why do you lament about what to eat? You complain of ill-health, poverty, attacks by witches and wizards. Man is very ungrateful to God. In spite of the numerous things the Most High God has done for man, yet none appreciates His love and mercy and kindness. It is high time you showed appreciation to God for His generosity and tender mercy. Many people claim that something strange has happened in the world. YES, SOMETHING FANTASTIC HAS REALLY HAPPENED BECAUSE THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MAN. IN OTHER WORDS, GOD HAS PHYSICALLY COME DOWN TO DWELL WITH MAN AND WE ARE HIS CHILDREN.

Therefore we have to surrender ourselves to Him as our Father. WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE HIM AND IDENTIFY HIM AS THE ONLY FATHER. It is because of His abundant love and mercy that He reveals Himself to us. If He had not revealed Himself to us, none would have known Him till dooms day. BUT IT HAS PLEASED THE FATHER TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO US DUE TO HIS INFINITE MERCY SO THAT WE MAY BE SAVED. It is not today that the Holy Spirit has arrived, not even in the last twenty years. He had always been with us. That is why he has given us this opportunity to be identified with Him and to serve Him alone. WE SHOULD GIVE GLORY HONOR AND ADORATION TO HIM IN ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES. A TIME SHALL COME WHEN THE ENTIRE WORLD SHALL ACCORD THE HOLY SPIRIT ABSOLUTE RECEPTION, AND IT WILL BE THEN THAT OUR JOY SHALL BE MAGNIFIED.

THE ARRIVAL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

HE HAS COME AS OUR FATHER AND MOTHER. HE HAS ALSO COME AS A HUSBAND, WIFE, CHILDREN, AND A GOOD FRIEND. WE ARE THEREFORE COMPLETELY FREE FROM PROBLEMS AND OUR MAIN CONCERN NOW IS TO SERVE HIM AND GLORIFY HIM. GIVE TESTIMONIES ABOUT HIS WONDERFUL BLESSING TO YOU. MANY OF YOU ARE FACED WITH CONFUSION ARISING FROM YOUR DOUBT AS TO THE REALITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AS A RESULT YOU DO NOT APPRECIATE THE MANY BLESSINGS HE HAS BESTOWED ON YOU. WE SHOULD SURRENDER OURSELVES COMPLETELY TO HIM.

WHOEVER HAS IDENTIFIED THE HOLY SPIRIT PHYSICALLY ON EARTH AND HAS RECOGNIZED HIM BY SURRENDERING HIS ENTIRE LIFE TO HIM WILL NEVER REGRET. THOSE WHO HAVE GOT HIM HAVE GOT EVERLASTING LIFE. IT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO SENDS YOU TO SCHOOL, THE UNIVERSITY, AND PAYS YOUR SCHOOL FEES. THE HOLY SPIRIT WRITES AND PASSES YOUR EXAMINATIONS FOR YOU. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS EVERYTHING FOR EVERY PERSON WHO LOVES AND SERVES HIM FROM THE BOTTOM OF HIS HEART. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT MUST BLESS ALL THOSE WHO SERVE HIM DILIGENTLY AND SERVE HIM.

Right from the origin of the world, the Holy Spirit has always been on earth, but nobody knew or identified Him. That was why Our Lord Jesus Christ asked His disciples about the opinion of the people about Himself, what the people regarded Him as:

“…And they said, some say that thou art John the Baptist; some Elias; and others Jeremiah or one of the Prophets. He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the son of the Living God.

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 16:13-17).

The Holy Spirit is doing great things for both the blacks and the whites and the entire world. But because you do not know Him, you do not show appreciation to Him for His goodness. The Holy Spirit blesses little children, adults, men and women, but nobody has shown any thankful heart to Him. But instead, they attribute the generosity and the goodness of God to apparition and mermaids. Some say it is the mermaid that has given them good luck. Whenever they become ill and the Holy Spirit heals them, instead of glorifying God, they praise apparition, witch doctors, and inanimate things for the healing.

Most of the good things which God has done for you, you ignorantly attribute them to juju or mermaid, instead of glorifying God. You can now realize the extent to which man has denied himself the wisdom of God. Christ said that:

“And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” (John 8:29).

He attributed all things He performed to His Father. Yet none would ask the where about of the Father. the Father has always been around at all times. He is neither asleep nor does He ever slumber. He keeps awake twenty-four hours a day. IT IS PATHETIC TO SEE THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BE SANE SHOUTING AT THE TOP OF THEIR VOICE THAT UNTIL JESUS COMES BACK. It is a pity that this wisdom has eluded the world that it is the Holy Spirit who gives food, light, life and everything which makes man’s existence conducive.

THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES EVERYTHING:

THE HOLY SPIRIT ALONE HAS MONOPOLY OVER ALL WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, RICHES AND EVERYTHING ELSE. WHAT HE DOES NOT OPEN CANNOT BE OPENED, AND WHAT HE DOES NOT SHUT CANNOT BE SHUT. HE HAS REVEALED HIMSELF AT THIS END OF TIME. HE GIVES US THE ABILITY TO COME TO HIM AND BE JOYOUS IN HIS NAME. HE ALSO REJOICES IN HIS GLORY FOR THIS IS THE FULLNESS OF TIME WHICH IS SOLELY HIS REIGN. There is a spiritual chorus which says:

“You should hold on carefully to what I have given you, for I will seek it from you at the appropriate time.”

He has categorically said in (Matthew 25:14-30) that the kingdom of God is like a man who wanted to travel to a far country. He called together his servants and delivered his goods to them. He gave five talents to one of them, and two to the other, and to another he gave one, each was given according to his own ability. He immediately set out on a journey, asking them to trade with the talents. He who got five talents and two talents went out and traded with the talents. The first gained five and the second gained two additional talents respectively. But the one who got one talent went and buried his in the ground for safe-keeping. In the course of time, their master came back and asked them to render account of their stewardship.

Consequently, he who received five talents came forward with five more talents, informing his master of his gains. His master thanked him greatly, commending him of his stewardship. Therefore in appreciation his master asked him to rule over many things and to enter into the joy of his Lord and master. He who got two talents also came forward with two additional talents which he had gained during his trading. In response, his master thanked and lauded him as a faithful and good servant. He asked him to enter into the joy of his master, as well as granting him the authority to rule over many things.

But he who received the one talent told his master that he had known him as a hard man, reaping where he did not sow and gathering where he did not scatter. He said he was afraid and so he went and hid his talents in the ground for safe-keeping. Lastly, he returned the talents to his master. In reaction, his master condemned his attitude as vicious and lazy. In addition, his master rebuked him for failing to deposit the talent with the bank in order to generate interest knowing fully well that he (the master) could reap where he did not sow and gathering where he did not scatter. In a bid to further reward the first servant, the master took the only talent from the lazy servant and added it to the one with ten talents. He ordered that the unprofitable servant should be cast into the outer darkness where there was weeping and gnashing of teeth. For every one who has, more will be given, and he will have in abundance, but from him who does not have, even the little which he has will be taken from him. This is the period which the Master and Lord has come for all to give account of their stewardship.

ALL UNBELIEVERS SHALL PERISH:

That is why it is said that the unbelieving, the abominable, the cowards, the murderers, sorcerers, soothsayers, the liars, the sexually immoral, idolaters, and all evil- doers shall have their part in the lake of fire and brimstone. Let the second lesson be read once more.

SECOND BIBLE LESSON: MATTHEW 24:28

“For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.”

THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

We have all come back and what business have the eagles with the carcass? Why is it that the vultures cannot gather where there are live animals but they always go where the carcass is? A vulture cannot pick on a live animal, no matter how little it is. But wherever there is a carcass, there also will the vultures be because carcass is the food for the vultures. AS WE ARE HERE THE HOLY SPIRIT IS PUMPING SPIRITUAL FOOD, POWER, WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, AND HIS GOOD VIRTUES INTO US. HE IS ALSO DOING WONDERFUL WORKS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. BUT THE WORLD DOES NOT KNOW THIS. Do not doubt whatever is going on in this kingdom. You may be surprised to see a handful of people singing melodiously and the whole place vibrates. Do not be surprised because it is the Father who is at work.

MANY PEOPLE THINK ERRONEOUSLY THINK THAT THOSE WHO SERVE GOD ARE IDLE PEOPLE. THAT IS A WRONG NOTION. WHOEVER SERVES GOD WHOLE HEARTEDLY IS GIVING GOD MUCH HONOR AND GLORY. WE ARE THE TOOLS THROUGH WHICH HE EFFECTS HIS DIVINE WILL IN THIS DISPENSATION, THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WORLD. That is why it is incumbent on us to be thankful to him at all times. In doing so, He will surely reward us handsomely. It is wrong therefore to think that those who work for God are social misfits who have no place in the secular society. In truth, it is in our own best interest to commit our resources and services to God. THERE IS NO SANE PERSON WHO DOES NOT SEEK FOR BROTHERHOOD OF THE CROSS AND STAR AND THAT IS WHY IT IS SYMBOLICALLY SAID, WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS, THERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND THE EAGLES. IT IS ONLY IN BROTHERHOOD THAT YOU WILL SEE GOD FACE TO FACE. That is why the true members of Brotherhood keep their temple of worship clean, adored with flowers, water and fine linen. This is also common in both offices and homes of members who are strict in the faith.

FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAIN:

Wherever an ideal member of Brotherhood is found, this pious practice must be seen. This is in conformity with the saying that wherever two or three are gathered in His name, He will be there with them. It is said:

“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13)

This is the time for the manifestation of that statement. All these things reveal to us very clearly that HE HAS ARRIVED, FOR WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS, THERE ALSO YOU FIND THE EAGLES. THE MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE CLAD IN WHITE GARMENTS SYMBOLIZE THE EAGLES WHILE THE CARCASS IS THE HOLY SPIRIT PERSONIFIED. You were with a lot of adversities, fears, illness, court cases, doubts, poverty, and wretchedness but by listening to the words of God, right now your problems are over. All your inexplicable problems have been solved with immediate effect. You are now left with joy, peace, and happiness of the Holy Spirit. Wherever you may be, no matter the distance or condition you find yourself, if only you believe in the efficacy of the Father’s pronouncements, your problems are solved. Without faith, even if you remain in the headquarters, (34 Ambo street, Calabar), with the Holy Father for the rest of your life, your problems could not be solved. That is the reason why you should build your faith in the Holy Spirit so that He may take away your trouble.

THE CARCASS AND THE EAGLES FURTHER EXPLAINED:

YOU WILL THEN HAVE TO COME TO THE REALIZATION THAT GOD IS THE CARCASS, WHILE THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE THE EAGLES. THIS MEANS THAT ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD MUST TROOP TO HIM WHEREVER HE IS IDENTIFIED. You do not have to come to HIM to perpetrate evil tendencies. Do not come to fight, quarrel, sleep, commit abominations or cause division. YOU SHOULD ONLY COME TO SERVE HIM AT ALL TIMES. We have to mobilize all the talents which the Father has given us to serve Him by singing, dancing, preaching, and giving alms. You can glorify Him through testimonies, singing his holiness, and in many other ways.

THE PRESENCE OF DIVINE POWER:

Right now if you write a letter to the Indian mystics or to those in America and other places in the world, seeking for power, you will be referred to 34 Ambo Street, Calabar in Nigeria. Yet, many of you do not believe it. There was one necromancer who was so famous in his art. People used to come from far and near to consult him on various cases. At a point he referred both his customers and the villagers to Leader Olumba Olumba Obu at 34 Ambo street, Calabar. He assured them that the most effective solution to any problem could be provided only by the being clad in red soutane. What else do you need?*** IT IS ONLY A FOOL THAT WOULD DENY THE FACT THAT THE POWER OF GOD IS OVERWHELMING IN BROTHERHOOD. WHOEVER COMES TO THE FATHER WITH A PENITENT HEART CAN NEVER GO BACK WITH PROBLEMS. HE WILL SURELY TESTIFY OF THE PRESENCE OF THE POWER OF THE MOST HIGH.***

The world erroneously believes that members of Brotherhood are given something in the form of medicine to drink to enable them perform miracles. Does it mean that such a thing can only be produced in this fold? Why is it that others cannot afford it in the whole wide world, in order for them to gain equal power? People should stop such imaginary thoughts.

Do not come to the Father with the mind of getting a beautiful wife, husband, or children.* YOU SHOULD COME AS A PENITENT SINNER TO SEEK FOR THE LOVE AND MERCY OF GOD. Do not come into Brotherhood with the feeble mind to copy a particular member or members. YOU SHOULD LOOK AT THE HOLY FATHER ONLY AND EMULATE HIM ONLY. If you look at a member like you, then when that person fails, you too will fail. IT IS ONLY THE HOLY FATHER WHO WILL NOT FAIL TILL ETERNITY. LISTEN TO HIM AND PRACTICE ALL THAT HE TEACHES AND DEMONSTRATES DAILY.*

YOU HAVE TO SURRENDER YOURSELF TO THE SERVICES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, FOR IN DOING SO YOUR REWARD WILL BE IMMEASURABLE. It is pathetic to see some people coming to eat and be healed, and be helped in times of need. By so doing, if they fail to achieve their objectives, they resort to murmuring against the Lord. They would even go to the extent of condemning Brotherhood as a place without love.

THE WORD OF GOD IS YOUR GUIDE:

Whatsoever a person sows same shall he reap. YOU HAVE HEARD THAT IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD. ALL THE WORDS WHICH YOU RECEIVE FROM THE FATHER TAKE AWAY DEATH, DIVERSE PROBLEMS, DOUBTS, FEARS, POVERTY FROM YOU. YOU SHOULD THEREFORE PREOCCUPY YOURSELF WITH LISTENING TO THE WORD OF GOD, FOR THESE WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND THEY GIVE ETERNAL LIFE WHICH YOU ARE SEEKING FOR. IT IS THE WORD OF GOD WHICH WILL GIVE PEACE TO YOUR SOUL. THE WORD CHANGES YOU AND YOUR DESTINY FOR THE BETTER. THEREFORE YOUR ENTIRE ATTENTION SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON HOW TO RECEIVE THE WORD OF GOD AND PRACTICE IT TO THE LETTER. IT IS THE WORD OF GOD WHICH HAS HELD US TOGETHER, IT GIVES US POWER AND CHANGES US FROM UNRIGHTEOUSNESS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND LEADS US TO EVERLASTING LIFE. WHAT EVER YOU WITNESS ON EARTH IS DONE BY THE WORD, FOR IT IS THROUGH THE WORD WE LIVE AND PROSPER.

YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS:

One person cannot serve two masters. You cannot come to the Father in order to get much money, marry a beautiful wife or a handsome husband or simply for the sake of any mundane acquisition. In the same way, you cannot come to God for the purpose of getting vision, stealing, fornicating. If you indulge in all these carnal tendencies, when will you listen to the word of God and put same into practice? YOU SHOULD EITHER COME TO LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD AND PUT SAME INTO PRACTICE OR STAY BACK AND PURSUE YOUR DESIRES FOR CARNALITY.

YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD NOT TO ADVISE GOD, FOR HE IS THE OMNISCIENT GOD. Daily, you keep on advising Him to heal you, give you money, wife, husband, children, and wisdom. Some will be pleading with the Father to call their parents, brothers, sisters, relations, and friends. Who are you to advise God? Have you not heard the story of the ten virgins who waited for the bridegroom? Five were wise, while five were foolish. Those who were wise enough took sufficient oil in their lamps, while the foolish ones took only a little oil in their lamps.

Consequently, the bridegroom tarried and they all slumbered and slept. But at the strike of midnight they were informed that the Bridegroom was coming, and all should go out and meet with Him. All the virgins arose and lit their lamps but the foolish ones lately discovered that their lamps were empty and resorted to begging the wise ones for oil. But they refused so as not to be disappointed. As the foolish maidens went to buy some oil for their lamps the Bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went with him to celebrate the wedding. The door was shut. When the five foolish virgins came to beg that the door should be opened for them, the Lord said that he did not know them. That is why you should take this invitation seriously. YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT ONLY SINGING AND DANCING WILL NOT SAVE YOU AT ALL. Let the Golden Text be read again.

GOLDEN TEXT: REVELATION 7:15-16

“Therefore are they before the throne of God, and they serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat”

THE HOPE OF THE FAITHFUL:

Have you really taken note of the above text? It is said that they shall remain in the throne of God to serve Him day and night. Are you sure you are serving Him? Many of you are trading, buying and selling, and buying for your personal gains. Many of you engage in contracts and in other businesses but at the same time you claim to be serving God. This is not the time to serve God hypocritically. You may be serving your wife, children, husband, and at the same time you deceive yourself that you are serving God. Take for example, the Christ Students Natural Choir, they serve the Father day and night. But some only come to serve Him on Sundays while others do it three times a week. When you do this you feel you have done much for God, and you will be praising yourselves.

It is pathetic to hear from certain people that they do not know what their talents are. That means that they are wandering about like Satan. On the last day, everyone shall give account of his or her stewardship. If you fail to render your account, whom will you blame? You have been advised times without number not to be weary in well doing, so that you could be saved by your good deeds. IF THE ENTIRE WORLD WERE TO RECOGNIZE THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, NONE WOULD HAVE BOTHERED ON WHAT TO EAT AND WEAR. While you busy yourself with insignificant things of this world, you should always bear in mind that the kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent takes it by force.

You cannot sit at home and relax and expect to gain the kingdom of God. In the early 1950s and 60s the number of converts were negligible hence one person could pray several times during services. But now it is not so again. Right now it is a matter of struggling before you gain access to pray because many are ready to pray and to serve God in their individual capacities. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO JOKE WITH THE WORD OF GOD. As the heaven is higher than the earth so does the wisdom of God surpass that of man.

GOD IS SUFFICIENT:

You therefore have to work hard to update your spiritual accounts because it is through your hard work that you will be judged. The Pastors, Apostles, Elders, and the rest of you were called to serve God day and night, but many could not contain the situation.

THE FIELD IS RIPE

The field is ripe but the reapers are very few. Therefore you should rise up and take up the challenge to contribute your own quota in this kingdom. One of the acts of righteousness is to entertain strangers. We should always entertain strangers and make them feel comfortable with us. We should be hospitable. This is not the time for selfishness and discrimination but it is the time to serve God with all your resources daily. It is the fullness of time. WE HAVE ONLY ONE GOD AND NOT TWO and so when you go out for spiritual work, do not complain of the heat of the sun, or cold from the rain for these things are also serving God. You do not have to serve yourself but God. Wherever and whenever you are sent, do not hesitate to go. YOU ARE NOT TO SERVE ANGELS OR MEN, RATHER YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD. THIS IS THE CENTRAL MESSAGE.

You have been advised to cut the bush and leave it there, for I will set the fire to it. Have you done that? I SAY EMPHATICALLY WHEN YOU WORK FOR ME, I WILL ALSO WORK FOR YOU. THERE IS NOBODY WHO HAS EVER WORKED FOR GOD AND GETS DISAPPOINTED. THOSE WHO USE THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY AND OTHER MATERIAL RESOURCES TO WORK FOR GOD ARE NOT FOOLS. HE WHO SITS ON THE THRONE COVERS ALL THOSE WHO SERVE HIM WITH HIS POWERFUL WINGS. THEY NEITHER SUFFER FROM THE SCORCHING SUN NOR ARE THEY BEATEN BY THE RAIN. NEITHER SHALL THEY HUNGER NOR THIRST. IF YOU ARE MARRIED BOTH YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND/ WIFE AND CHILDREN ARE EQUALLY PROTECTED AND COMFORTED. WHY DO YOU WANT TO GO AND WANDER ABOUT AIMLESSLY OUTSIDE?

In the past you were toiling and tilling the ground looking for what to eat. How successful were you? WE HAVE ONLY ONE FATHER, ONE LORD, ONE GOD, ONE SPIRIT, ONE SUPREME TEACHER AND ONE KING. IF YOU DEVIATE FROM HIS DIVINE ORDER, YOU SHOULD PUT YOURSELF INTO FERVENT PRAYERS.Many of you are exploited by visionaries, and those who keep prayer houses. You pay money to them, their wives, and children. Do you think such money given to them constitute tithe, blessings which involve changes in your destiny for the better?

LET THIS BE KNOWN TO YOU THAT IF YOU FAIL TO PAY YOUR TITHE DIRECTLY TO THE FATHER IT MEANS YOU HAVE NOT PAID YOUR TITHE AT ALL. YOU CAN CALL ANYBODY YOUR TEACHER, HEALER, DOCTOR, VISIONER, OR PREACHER, WHATEVER YOU DO IN THE NAME OF PAYING TITHE TO THE FATHER IS IN VAIN. SUCH THINGS DO NOT GIVE GLORY TO GOD, FOR WE HAVE ONLY ONE GOD. ALWAYS LOOK UP TO THE FATHER FOR YOUR SALVATION.

May God bless His Holy Words. Amen

THANK YOU HOLY FATHER.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them and they shall be his people and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

SECOND BIBLE LESSON: MATTHEW 24:28

Fore wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

GOLDEN TEXT: REVELATION 7:15-16

Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them nor any heat.

THE JOY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

Brethren, the above three texts constitute the theme of this lesson. You can prepare a palatable meal and invite people to come and eat freely, but none will be ready to stay there with you longer than is necessary. As soon as a person gets his share of the food, he goes home. In the same vein, if you organize a play with a live band to entertain people, they can only enjoy this for only a short while. After some time, they soon get fed up with the situation and they start to go home, one after the other. Why do they do that? It is because wherever the carcass is, there also will the eagles converge. The eagles cannot gather on an empty ground.

THEREFORE BRETHREN, YOU SHOULD REALIZE THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR MIDST. MY PRESENCE ON EARTH IS NOT A JOKE AND IT IS ALSO NOT MY PERSONAL WISH THAT WE SHOULD CONGREGATE HERE AT 34 AMBO STREET, CALABAR, FOR HOURS ON END, BUT EVERYTHING WORKS TO FULFILL WHAT HAD BEEN WRITTEN. IT IS NOT THE GOVERNMENT OR POLICE, ARMY OR ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT KEEP US HERE. WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS THERE WILL THE EAGLES GATHER.

IN OTHER WORDS THE HOLY SPIRIT PERSONIFIED IS IN OUR MIDST AND SHALL EVER REMAIN SO FOR WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS, THE EAGLES MUST ALSO HOVER AROUND. YOU HAVE SEEN THAT OUR LUCK AND JOY ARE ABSOLUTE. THIS IS AN EVERLASTING JOY, IT HAS NO BEGINNING AND IT WILL HAVE NO END. THE HOLY SPIRIT SHALL ABIDE WITH US TILL ETERNITY AND WE SHALL BE WITH HIM FOREVER, IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. WE SHALL BE WITH HIM FOR ETERNITY FOR THERE IS NEITHER DAY NOR NIGHT IN HIS PRESENCE. YOU CANNOT BE BEATEN BY RAIN NOR SUFFER FROM THE SCOTCH OF THE SUN BECAUSE YOU ARE PROTECTED UNDER HIS DIVINE UMBRELLA.

There is no fighting, quarreling or commotion of any kind in this kingdom. There is neither division, segregation or discrimination. We operate twenty-four hours a day and for three hundred and sixty-six days. Activities here include singing and dancing, and it is joy all throughout. THIS IS THE PERIOD TO WORK FOR HIM, FOR IN OUR SERVICE TO HIM THERE IS NO HUNGER, THIRST, NOR BOREDOM. THERE IS NO STUMBLING BLOCK ON OUR WAY. The people of the world can hardly gather together for a long time without fighting or quarrelling among themselves. Sometimes their gatherings result in bloodshed. But here in this kingdom, it is all peace and joy and wonderful blessings.

WE HAVE NOTHING TO REGRET:

Since we are all with the Father, there is no hunger, thirst, ailment or death in our midst. We are neither weak nor are we asleep because He is in us. WHEREVER YOU MAY BE, SO LONG AS YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD, YOU HAVE TO PAY HOMAGE TO HIM, AND YOU HAVE TO SERVE HIM DILIGENTLY.One of our sisters, Deaconess Marts from California, U.S.A. stated categorically that she knew the Father when she was just three years old. She testified that the Father used to teach her about His recondite wisdom. But she was only able to identify the Father physically in February of 1977. She also said that there are many whites in the western world who the Father has revealed Himself to.

Many other people have also witnessed this wonderful Spiritual Teacher but the only problem is how to locate Him physically. The sister further testified that the Father has also revealed Himself to her husband, Brother Marts. Who is responsible for this wonderful global revelation of the Holy Spirit to mankind? IT IS THE FATHER BECAUSE WHERE THE CARCASS IS THERE WILL THE EAGLES GATHER. SINCE THE CARCASS IS HERE (34 AMBO STREET, CALABAR), ALL THE VULTURES MUST HOVER AROUND. But those of you who happen to find yourselves here do not regard it as a wonderful blessing, you appear quite unconcerned.

If you had any thought that bothered you, you should now rearrange your thoughts and take a decision. When you come across certain people changing their membership from one church to the other, know that they are in search of the HOLY SPIRIT WHO IS NOW ON EARTH. Once they locate Him, no matter the condition they find themselves in, they remain there with Him. Anybody, throughout the world, who had expected Him, remains with Him once he finds the Lord. You are not gathered together here for the purpose of displaying your fine dresses, shoes, and other material things. It is not money which brought us here, neither food, nor wealth, but it is all in fulfillment of the gospel that: WHERE THE CARCASS IS THERE WILL THE EAGLES BE GATHERED. It is therefore the duty of all the children of God to serve Him only and to rejoice with Him. WE SHOULD MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE TO THE FATHER BY SINGING HIS GLORY UNCEASINGLY. THIS THE TIME OF HIS REIGN AND GLORY.

WE HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD:

We are not alone because He is always with us and we cannot be cheated, suppressed, taunted or tormented anymore. Besides, we are always with Him, and He cannot leave us for even a second. OUR LORD, KING, AND PROTECTOR HAS COME. We should therefore glorify His name and testify about His wonderful glory and majesty. It is a fact that in the absence of your father, when he travels to a distance place, people may take undue advantage to make trouble with you, with the hope that none is there to protect you. They can even beat you up. But as soon as he (your Father) comes back, all the trouble-makers will hide themselves. Therefore the reception of the Holy Spirit is something similar to that illustration. That is why I keep on telling you that we should be joyous with Him for He has arrived to dwell with us forever.

Why do the churches fail to perform? They find it extremely difficult to heal and change an evil person because they are devoid of the power of the Holy Spirit. They cannot pray, they cannot preach, because they are completely empty. Why it is that upon all the power, money, and resources at the disposal of the secular governments, they cannot succeed in achieving anything tangible? It is because they do not have the backing of the Holy Spirit. Our Lord Jesus Christ said:

“It is spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life. ” (JOHN 6:63).

The Holy Spirit is in perfectly in control of water, air, fire, rain, birds, man, fish, animals and all creatures seen and unseen. All things, whether flying or creeping have been subdued. It is written:

“Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” (Psalm 127:1).

IF YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANY PROBLEMS AND ADVERSITY IN LIFE, YOU CANNOT REALIZE THE GOODNESS AND THE GENEROSITY OF GOD. UNLESS A PERSON PASSES THROUGH A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE OF AN AILMENT, HE CANNOT REALIZE THE KIND OF PROTECTION AND TENDER MERCY THE MOST HIGH GOD CAN PROVIDE. IN THE SAME VEIN, EXCEPT A PERSON HAS GOT THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING LOCKED UP IN A MAXIMUM CELL, HE CANNOT REALIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF FREEDOM. IT IS ONLY WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF IN AN INTRACTABLE PROBLEM WHICH DEFIES EVERY SOLUTION THAT YOU START TO SERIOUSLY LOOK FOR GOD.

THE VISIT OF THE AFRICAN AMERICANS:

If you had the opportunity to listen to a testimony by one professor from the USA, Professor Souchy, you would have realized the plight of the African American, in spite of their economic well-being. Some of them are well-read, some are millionaires and billionaires, yet they have no say in the affairs of their country. Where lies the hope of the African American in the U.S.A.? But with his visit to the Holy Father and the homage paid, his fellow African Americans are liberated forthwith. RIGHT NOW THEY ARE SAVED BECAUSE THEIR HOPE IS IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. The visit of the Professor and his team is not exclusively for themselves but for the entire African American race and the world at large. THEY HAVE NOW GOT A COMFORTER, SAVIOR, AND A PROTECTOR WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO DISAPPOINT THEM.

AN ERA OF WOMEN LIBERATION:

Right now we have women who are great educationist, millionaires, administrators, professors, engineers, pilots, political activists. In times past, it was not so. Women were only seen and not heard. They were not included in the scheme of things. THIS KINGDOM DOES NOT PERMIT SEGREGATION OR DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX, COLOR, RACE, TRIBE, LANGUAGE, STATUS, OR RANK. WE ARE ALL LIBERATED, IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

THE DAWN OF SPIRITUAL EMANCIPATION:

The two African Americans who recently got baptized were professors of religious studies and philosophy in reputable universities in the USA. For accepting to baptize into the new kingdom, their eyes are now opened. They can now acknowledge things in the higher spiritual planes and in esoteric horizons. They have decided to embrace this God in their best interest and in the interest of the rest of the blacks.

An evangelist by name Iyrke once testified that one brother Okon, (not a baptized Brotherhood member) told him that he heard a voice saying that Okon’s power had been snatched from him. This was since 1984 and since then the man has remained powerless. This kingdom is nothing anybody should toy with, because at the fullness of time those who the Holy Spirit is revealing Himself to will troop in to worship Him. AND EVENTUALLY ALL KNEES SHALL BOW AND ALL TONGUES SHALL CONFESS HIS GLORY. As the lightening comes from the East and flashes to the West, so also is the coming of the Holy Spirit. THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING EXCEPT HE IS MOTIVATED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.It is written in the scripture that:

FOR WHERESOEVER THE CARCASS IS, THERE WILL THE EAGLES BE GATHERED TOGETHER.( Matthew 24:28).

That was why the three wise men came all the way from the far east to pay homage to Our Lord Jesus Christ. They had to go from the East to Bethlehem to worship the STAR, in line with the statement that wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles gather. They enquired from people to know where they could locate the one who is born king of the Jews, for they wanted to worship Him. IN THE SAME VEIN WE HAVE COME TO WORSHIP HIM IN THIS GENERATION. THIS SINGULAR ACT OF WORSHIPPING HIM SHALL CONTINUE FOREVER AND EVER. It is because you do not understand the essence of His arrival, that instead of glorifying Him, you persistently ask for children, position, money, car, house, husband, wife, and other mundane things. However it is believed that when you will fully come to the realization of this dispensation, you will get your priorities right. Why should you ask for carnal things when your Father knows what is really good for you? Is this what you have been invited for?

The Holy Spirit is power, husband, wife, children, riches, He is both heaven and earth. If you had known this you would not have sought for anything else. We should thank Him and rejoice greatly for His arrival on earth. Our joy, peace, and happiness have no beginning nor an end, for He Who is on the throne has a glorious canopy which shelters us day and night. We shall neither hunger nor thirst any longer. No more sickness and death, we can neither be beaten by rain nor suffer from the scorching of the sun because our everlasting redeemer and source of joy lives. NOW ONE WHO LISTENS TO OUR PRAYERS AND ACTS PROMPTLY IS IN OUR MIDST. OUR COMFORTER WITH HIS TENDER MERCY AND KINDNESS HAS COME. THEREFORE THERE IS NONE WHO CAN TORMENT US OR KNOCK OUR HEADS ANYMORE. Instead of being tormented by the people of the world, we rather become something very awful to them because we have assumed His glorious image. That is the more reason our joy has no beginning nor and end. WE HAVE BEEN SET FREE FROM THE DEMONIC INFLUENCE OR ANY OTHER FORM OF BONDAGE. Read the first lesson once again.

FIRST BIBLE LESSON: REVELATION 21:3

I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.

THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MAN:

It is said that:

“But know this that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.” (Matthew 24:43).

RIGHT NOW THE COMFORTER, EVEN THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH HAS ARRIVED, WE SHOULD THEREFORE AVOID INDULGING IN EVIL TENDENCIES. THE LONG EXPECTED COMFORTER IS HERE, AND HE IS OUR FATHER AND WE ARE HIS CHILDREN. WE HAVE BEEN REDEEMED FROM CARNALITY TO HIS EVERLASTING GLORY. WE SHOULD THEREFORE ABHOR STEALING, FORNICATION, IDOLATRY AND OTHER EVIL ACTS.

Before His ascension to heaven, He assured us:

Let not your hearts 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 to 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).

THE UNGRATEFUL MAN:

Right now, THE FATHER HAS COME TO DWELL WITH US ON EARTH. WE ARE HIS PEOPLE AND HE IS OUR GOD. HAVE YOU REJOICED IN HIS ARRIVAL? HAVE YOU SHOWN A THANKFUL HEART TO HIM? Why do you lament about what to eat? You complain of ill-health, poverty, attacks by witches and wizards. Man is very ungrateful to God. In spite of the numerous things the Most High God has done for man, yet none appreciates His love and mercy and kindness. It is high time you showed appreciation to God for His generosity and tender mercy. Many people claim that something strange has happened in the world. YES, SOMETHING FANTASTIC HAS REALLY HAPPENED BECAUSE THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MAN. IN OTHER WORDS, GOD HAS PHYSICALLY COME DOWN TO DWELL WITH MAN AND WE ARE HIS CHILDREN.

Therefore we have to surrender ourselves to Him as our Father. WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE HIM AND IDENTIFY HIM AS THE ONLY FATHER. It is because of His abundant love and mercy that He reveals Himself to us. If He had not revealed Himself to us, none would have known Him till dooms day. BUT IT HAS PLEASED THE FATHER TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO US DUE TO HIS INFINITE MERCY SO THAT WE MAY BE SAVED. It is not today that the Holy Spirit has arrived, not even in the last twenty years. He had always been with us. That is why he has given us this opportunity to be identified with Him and to serve Him alone. WE SHOULD GIVE GLORY HONOR AND ADORATION TO HIM IN ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES. A TIME SHALL COME WHEN THE ENTIRE WORLD SHALL ACCORD THE HOLY SPIRIT ABSOLUTE RECEPTION, AND IT WILL BE THEN THAT OUR JOY SHALL BE MAGNIFIED.

THE ARRIVAL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

HE HAS COME AS OUR FATHER AND MOTHER. HE HAS ALSO COME AS A HUSBAND, WIFE, CHILDREN, AND A GOOD FRIEND. WE ARE THEREFORE COMPLETELY FREE FROM PROBLEMS AND OUR MAIN CONCERN NOW IS TO SERVE HIM AND GLORIFY HIM. GIVE TESTIMONIES ABOUT HIS WONDERFUL BLESSING TO YOU. MANY OF YOU ARE FACED WITH CONFUSION ARISING FROM YOUR DOUBT AS TO THE REALITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AS A RESULT YOU DO NOT APPRECIATE THE MANY BLESSINGS HE HAS BESTOWED ON YOU. WE SHOULD SURRENDER OURSELVES COMPLETELY TO HIM.

WHOEVER HAS IDENTIFIED THE HOLY SPIRIT PHYSICALLY ON EARTH AND HAS RECOGNIZED HIM BY SURRENDERING HIS ENTIRE LIFE TO HIM WILL NEVER REGRET. THOSE WHO HAVE GOT HIM HAVE GOT EVERLASTING LIFE. IT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO SENDS YOU TO SCHOOL, THE UNIVERSITY, AND PAYS YOUR SCHOOL FEES. THE HOLY SPIRIT WRITES AND PASSES YOUR EXAMINATIONS FOR YOU. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS EVERYTHING FOR EVERY PERSON WHO LOVES AND SERVES HIM FROM THE BOTTOM OF HIS HEART. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT MUST BLESS ALL THOSE WHO SERVE HIM DILIGENTLY AND SERVE HIM.

Right from the origin of the world, the Holy Spirit has always been on earth, but nobody knew or identified Him. That was why Our Lord Jesus Christ asked His disciples about the opinion of the people about Himself, what the people regarded Him as:

“…And they said, some say that thou art John the Baptist; some Elias; and others Jeremiah or one of the Prophets. He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the son of the Living God.

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 16:13-17).

The Holy Spirit is doing great things for both the blacks and the whites and the entire world. But because you do not know Him, you do not show appreciation to Him for His goodness. The Holy Spirit blesses little children, adults, men and women, but nobody has shown any thankful heart to Him. But instead, they attribute the generosity and the goodness of God to apparition and mermaids. Some say it is the mermaid that has given them good luck. Whenever they become ill and the Holy Spirit heals them, instead of glorifying God, they praise apparition, witch doctors, and inanimate things for the healing.

Most of the good things which God has done for you, you ignorantly attribute them to juju or mermaid, instead of glorifying God. You can now realize the extent to which man has denied himself the wisdom of God. Christ said that:

“And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” (John 8:29).

He attributed all things He performed to His Father. Yet none would ask the where about of the Father. the Father has always been around at all times. He is neither asleep nor does He ever slumber. He keeps awake twenty-four hours a day. IT IS PATHETIC TO SEE THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BE SANE SHOUTING AT THE TOP OF THEIR VOICE THAT UNTIL JESUS COMES BACK. It is a pity that this wisdom has eluded the world that it is the Holy Spirit who gives food, light, life and everything which makes man’s existence conducive.

THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES EVERYTHING:

THE HOLY SPIRIT ALONE HAS MONOPOLY OVER ALL WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, RICHES AND EVERYTHING ELSE. WHAT HE DOES NOT OPEN CANNOT BE OPENED, AND WHAT HE DOES NOT SHUT CANNOT BE SHUT. HE HAS REVEALED HIMSELF AT THIS END OF TIME. HE GIVES US THE ABILITY TO COME TO HIM AND BE JOYOUS IN HIS NAME. HE ALSO REJOICES IN HIS GLORY FOR THIS IS THE FULLNESS OF TIME WHICH IS SOLELY HIS REIGN. There is a spiritual chorus which says:

“You should hold on carefully to what I have given you, for I will seek it from you at the appropriate time.”

He has categorically said in (Matthew 25:14-30) that the kingdom of God is like a man who wanted to travel to a far country. He called together his servants and delivered his goods to them. He gave five talents to one of them, and two to the other, and to another he gave one, each was given according to his own ability. He immediately set out on a journey, asking them to trade with the talents. He who got five talents and two talents went out and traded with the talents. The first gained five and the second gained two additional talents respectively. But the one who got one talent went and buried his in the ground for safe-keeping. In the course of time, their master came back and asked them to render account of their stewardship.

Consequently, he who received five talents came forward with five more talents, informing his master of his gains. His master thanked him greatly, commending him of his stewardship. Therefore in appreciation his master asked him to rule over many things and to enter into the joy of his Lord and master. He who got two talents also came forward with two additional talents which he had gained during his trading. In response, his master thanked and lauded him as a faithful and good servant. He asked him to enter into the joy of his master, as well as granting him the authority to rule over many things.

But he who received the one talent told his master that he had known him as a hard man, reaping where he did not sow and gathering where he did not scatter. He said he was afraid and so he went and hid his talents in the ground for safe-keeping. Lastly, he returned the talents to his master. In reaction, his master condemned his attitude as vicious and lazy. In addition, his master rebuked him for failing to deposit the talent with the bank in order to generate interest knowing fully well that he (the master) could reap where he did not sow and gathering where he did not scatter. In a bid to further reward the first servant, the master took the only talent from the lazy servant and added it to the one with ten talents. He ordered that the unprofitable servant should be cast into the outer darkness where there was weeping and gnashing of teeth. For every one who has, more will be given, and he will have in abundance, but from him who does not have, even the little which he has will be taken from him. This is the period which the Master and Lord has come for all to give account of their stewardship.

ALL UNBELIEVERS SHALL PERISH:

That is why it is said that the unbelieving, the abominable, the cowards, the murderers, sorcerers, soothsayers, the liars, the sexually immoral, idolaters, and all evil- doers shall have their part in the lake of fire and brimstone. Let the second lesson be read once more.

SECOND BIBLE LESSON: MATTHEW 24:28

“For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.”

THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

We have all come back and what business have the eagles with the carcass? Why is it that the vultures cannot gather where there are live animals but they always go where the carcass is? A vulture cannot pick on a live animal, no matter how little it is. But wherever there is a carcass, there also will the vultures be because carcass is the food for the vultures. AS WE ARE HERE THE HOLY SPIRIT IS PUMPING SPIRITUAL FOOD, POWER, WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, AND HIS GOOD VIRTUES INTO US. HE IS ALSO DOING WONDERFUL WORKS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. BUT THE WORLD DOES NOT KNOW THIS. Do not doubt whatever is going on in this kingdom. You may be surprised to see a handful of people singing melodiously and the whole place vibrates. Do not be surprised because it is the Father who is at work.

MANY PEOPLE THINK ERRONEOUSLY THINK THAT THOSE WHO SERVE GOD ARE IDLE PEOPLE. THAT IS A WRONG NOTION. WHOEVER SERVES GOD WHOLE HEARTEDLY IS GIVING GOD MUCH HONOR AND GLORY. WE ARE THE TOOLS THROUGH WHICH HE EFFECTS HIS DIVINE WILL IN THIS DISPENSATION, THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WORLD. That is why it is incumbent on us to be thankful to him at all times. In doing so, He will surely reward us handsomely. It is wrong therefore to think that those who work for God are social misfits who have no place in the secular society. In truth, it is in our own best interest to commit our resources and services to God. THERE IS NO SANE PERSON WHO DOES NOT SEEK FOR BROTHERHOOD OF THE CROSS AND STAR AND THAT IS WHY IT IS SYMBOLICALLY SAID, WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS, THERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND THE EAGLES. IT IS ONLY IN BROTHERHOOD THAT YOU WILL SEE GOD FACE TO FACE. That is why the true members of Brotherhood keep their temple of worship clean, adored with flowers, water and fine linen. This is also common in both offices and homes of members who are strict in the faith.

FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAIN:

Wherever an ideal member of Brotherhood is found, this pious practice must be seen. This is in conformity with the saying that wherever two or three are gathered in His name, He will be there with them. It is said:

“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13)

This is the time for the manifestation of that statement. All these things reveal to us very clearly that HE HAS ARRIVED, FOR WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS, THERE ALSO YOU FIND THE EAGLES. THE MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE CLAD IN WHITE GARMENTS SYMBOLIZE THE EAGLES WHILE THE CARCASS IS THE HOLY SPIRIT PERSONIFIED. You were with a lot of adversities, fears, illness, court cases, doubts, poverty, and wretchedness but by listening to the words of God, right now your problems are over. All your inexplicable problems have been solved with immediate effect. You are now left with joy, peace, and happiness of the Holy Spirit. Wherever you may be, no matter the distance or condition you find yourself, if only you believe in the efficacy of the Father’s pronouncements, your problems are solved. Without faith, even if you remain in the headquarters, (34 Ambo street, Calabar), with the Holy Father for the rest of your life, your problems could not be solved. That is the reason why you should build your faith in the Holy Spirit so that He may take away your trouble.

THE CARCASS AND THE EAGLES FURTHER EXPLAINED:

YOU WILL THEN HAVE TO COME TO THE REALIZATION THAT GOD IS THE CARCASS, WHILE THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE THE EAGLES. THIS MEANS THAT ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD MUST TROOP TO HIM WHEREVER HE IS IDENTIFIED. You do not have to come to HIM to perpetrate evil tendencies. Do not come to fight, quarrel, sleep, commit abominations or cause division. YOU SHOULD ONLY COME TO SERVE HIM AT ALL TIMES. We have to mobilize all the talents which the Father has given us to serve Him by singing, dancing, preaching, and giving alms. You can glorify Him through testimonies, singing his holiness, and in many other ways.

THE PRESENCE OF DIVINE POWER:

Right now if you write a letter to the Indian mystics or to those in America and other places in the world, seeking for power, you will be referred to 34 Ambo Street, Calabar in Nigeria. Yet, many of you do not believe it. There was one necromancer who was so famous in his art. People used to come from far and near to consult him on various cases. At a point he referred both his customers and the villagers to Leader Olumba Olumba Obu at 34 Ambo street, Calabar. He assured them that the most effective solution to any problem could be provided only by the being clad in red soutane. What else do you need?*** IT IS ONLY A FOOL THAT WOULD DENY THE FACT THAT THE POWER OF GOD IS OVERWHELMING IN BROTHERHOOD. WHOEVER COMES TO THE FATHER WITH A PENITENT HEART CAN NEVER GO BACK WITH PROBLEMS. HE WILL SURELY TESTIFY OF THE PRESENCE OF THE POWER OF THE MOST HIGH.***

The world erroneously believes that members of Brotherhood are given something in the form of medicine to drink to enable them perform miracles. Does it mean that such a thing can only be produced in this fold? Why is it that others cannot afford it in the whole wide world, in order for them to gain equal power? People should stop such imaginary thoughts.

Do not come to the Father with the mind of getting a beautiful wife, husband, or children.* YOU SHOULD COME AS A PENITENT SINNER TO SEEK FOR THE LOVE AND MERCY OF GOD. Do not come into Brotherhood with the feeble mind to copy a particular member or members. YOU SHOULD LOOK AT THE HOLY FATHER ONLY AND EMULATE HIM ONLY. If you look at a member like you, then when that person fails, you too will fail. IT IS ONLY THE HOLY FATHER WHO WILL NOT FAIL TILL ETERNITY. LISTEN TO HIM AND PRACTICE ALL THAT HE TEACHES AND DEMONSTRATES DAILY.*

YOU HAVE TO SURRENDER YOURSELF TO THE SERVICES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, FOR IN DOING SO YOUR REWARD WILL BE IMMEASURABLE. It is pathetic to see some people coming to eat and be healed, and be helped in times of need. By so doing, if they fail to achieve their objectives, they resort to murmuring against the Lord. They would even go to the extent of condemning Brotherhood as a place without love.

THE WORD OF GOD IS YOUR GUIDE:

Whatsoever a person sows same shall he reap. YOU HAVE HEARD THAT IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD. ALL THE WORDS WHICH YOU RECEIVE FROM THE FATHER TAKE AWAY DEATH, DIVERSE PROBLEMS, DOUBTS, FEARS, POVERTY FROM YOU. YOU SHOULD THEREFORE PREOCCUPY YOURSELF WITH LISTENING TO THE WORD OF GOD, FOR THESE WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND THEY GIVE ETERNAL LIFE WHICH YOU ARE SEEKING FOR. IT IS THE WORD OF GOD WHICH WILL GIVE PEACE TO YOUR SOUL. THE WORD CHANGES YOU AND YOUR DESTINY FOR THE BETTER. THEREFORE YOUR ENTIRE ATTENTION SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON HOW TO RECEIVE THE WORD OF GOD AND PRACTICE IT TO THE LETTER. IT IS THE WORD OF GOD WHICH HAS HELD US TOGETHER, IT GIVES US POWER AND CHANGES US FROM UNRIGHTEOUSNESS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND LEADS US TO EVERLASTING LIFE. WHAT EVER YOU WITNESS ON EARTH IS DONE BY THE WORD, FOR IT IS THROUGH THE WORD WE LIVE AND PROSPER.

YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS:

One person cannot serve two masters. You cannot come to the Father in order to get much money, marry a beautiful wife or a handsome husband or simply for the sake of any mundane acquisition. In the same way, you cannot come to God for the purpose of getting vision, stealing, fornicating. If you indulge in all these carnal tendencies, when will you listen to the word of God and put same into practice? YOU SHOULD EITHER COME TO LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD AND PUT SAME INTO PRACTICE OR STAY BACK AND PURSUE YOUR DESIRES FOR CARNALITY.

YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD NOT TO ADVISE GOD, FOR HE IS THE OMNISCIENT GOD. Daily, you keep on advising Him to heal you, give you money, wife, husband, children, and wisdom. Some will be pleading with the Father to call their parents, brothers, sisters, relations, and friends. Who are you to advise God? Have you not heard the story of the ten virgins who waited for the bridegroom? Five were wise, while five were foolish. Those who were wise enough took sufficient oil in their lamps, while the foolish ones took only a little oil in their lamps.

Consequently, the bridegroom tarried and they all slumbered and slept. But at the strike of midnight they were informed that the Bridegroom was coming, and all should go out and meet with Him. All the virgins arose and lit their lamps but the foolish ones lately discovered that their lamps were empty and resorted to begging the wise ones for oil. But they refused so as not to be disappointed. As the foolish maidens went to buy some oil for their lamps the Bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went with him to celebrate the wedding. The door was shut. When the five foolish virgins came to beg that the door should be opened for them, the Lord said that he did not know them. That is why you should take this invitation seriously. YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT ONLY SINGING AND DANCING WILL NOT SAVE YOU AT ALL. Let the Golden Text be read again.

GOLDEN TEXT: REVELATION 7:15-16

“Therefore are they before the throne of God, and they serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat”

THE HOPE OF THE FAITHFUL:

Have you really taken note of the above text? It is said that they shall remain in the throne of God to serve Him day and night. Are you sure you are serving Him? Many of you are trading, buying and selling, and buying for your personal gains. Many of you engage in contracts and in other businesses but at the same time you claim to be serving God. This is not the time to serve God hypocritically. You may be serving your wife, children, husband, and at the same time you deceive yourself that you are serving God. Take for example, the Christ Students Natural Choir, they serve the Father day and night. But some only come to serve Him on Sundays while others do it three times a week. When you do this you feel you have done much for God, and you will be praising yourselves.

It is pathetic to hear from certain people that they do not know what their talents are. That means that they are wandering about like Satan. On the last day, everyone shall give account of his or her stewardship. If you fail to render your account, whom will you blame? You have been advised times without number not to be weary in well doing, so that you could be saved by your good deeds. IF THE ENTIRE WORLD WERE TO RECOGNIZE THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, NONE WOULD HAVE BOTHERED ON WHAT TO EAT AND WEAR. While you busy yourself with insignificant things of this world, you should always bear in mind that the kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent takes it by force.

You cannot sit at home and relax and expect to gain the kingdom of God. In the early 1950s and 60s the number of converts were negligible hence one person could pray several times during services. But now it is not so again. Right now it is a matter of struggling before you gain access to pray because many are ready to pray and to serve God in their individual capacities. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO JOKE WITH THE WORD OF GOD. As the heaven is higher than the earth so does the wisdom of God surpass that of man.

GOD IS SUFFICIENT:

You therefore have to work hard to update your spiritual accounts because it is through your hard work that you will be judged. The Pastors, Apostles, Elders, and the rest of you were called to serve God day and night, but many could not contain the situation.

THE FIELD IS RIPE

The field is ripe but the reapers are very few. Therefore you should rise up and take up the challenge to contribute your own quota in this kingdom. One of the acts of righteousness is to entertain strangers. We should always entertain strangers and make them feel comfortable with us. We should be hospitable. This is not the time for selfishness and discrimination but it is the time to serve God with all your resources daily. It is the fullness of time. WE HAVE ONLY ONE GOD AND NOT TWO and so when you go out for spiritual work, do not complain of the heat of the sun, or cold from the rain for these things are also serving God. You do not have to serve yourself but God. Wherever and whenever you are sent, do not hesitate to go. YOU ARE NOT TO SERVE ANGELS OR MEN, RATHER YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD. THIS IS THE CENTRAL MESSAGE.

You have been advised to cut the bush and leave it there, for I will set the fire to it. Have you done that? I SAY EMPHATICALLY WHEN YOU WORK FOR ME, I WILL ALSO WORK FOR YOU. THERE IS NOBODY WHO HAS EVER WORKED FOR GOD AND GETS DISAPPOINTED. THOSE WHO USE THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY AND OTHER MATERIAL RESOURCES TO WORK FOR GOD ARE NOT FOOLS. HE WHO SITS ON THE THRONE COVERS ALL THOSE WHO SERVE HIM WITH HIS POWERFUL WINGS. THEY NEITHER SUFFER FROM THE SCORCHING SUN NOR ARE THEY BEATEN BY THE RAIN. NEITHER SHALL THEY HUNGER NOR THIRST. IF YOU ARE MARRIED BOTH YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND/ WIFE AND CHILDREN ARE EQUALLY PROTECTED AND COMFORTED. WHY DO YOU WANT TO GO AND WANDER ABOUT AIMLESSLY OUTSIDE?

In the past you were toiling and tilling the ground looking for what to eat. How successful were you? WE HAVE ONLY ONE FATHER, ONE LORD, ONE GOD, ONE SPIRIT, ONE SUPREME TEACHER AND ONE KING. IF YOU DEVIATE FROM HIS DIVINE ORDER, YOU SHOULD PUT YOURSELF INTO FERVENT PRAYERS.Many of you are exploited by visionaries, and those who keep prayer houses. You pay money to them, their wives, and children. Do you think such money given to them constitute tithe, blessings which involve changes in your destiny for the better?

LET THIS BE KNOWN TO YOU THAT IF YOU FAIL TO PAY YOUR TITHE DIRECTLY TO THE FATHER IT MEANS YOU HAVE NOT PAID YOUR TITHE AT ALL. YOU CAN CALL ANYBODY YOUR TEACHER, HEALER, DOCTOR, VISIONER, OR PREACHER, WHATEVER YOU DO IN THE NAME OF PAYING TITHE TO THE FATHER IS IN VAIN. SUCH THINGS DO NOT GIVE GLORY TO GOD, FOR WE HAVE ONLY ONE GOD. ALWAYS LOOK UP TO THE FATHER FOR YOUR SALVATION.

May God bless His Holy Words. Amen

THANK YOU HOLY FATHER.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them and they shall be his people and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

SECOND BIBLE LESSON: MATTHEW 24:28

Fore wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

GOLDEN TEXT: REVELATION 7:15-16

Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them nor any heat.

THE JOY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

Brethren, the above three texts constitute the theme of this lesson. You can prepare a palatable meal and invite people to come and eat freely, but none will be ready to stay there with you longer than is necessary. As soon as a person gets his share of the food, he goes home. In the same vein, if you organize a play with a live band to entertain people, they can only enjoy this for only a short while. After some time, they soon get fed up with the situation and they start to go home, one after the other. Why do they do that? It is because wherever the carcass is, there also will the eagles converge. The eagles cannot gather on an empty ground.

THEREFORE BRETHREN, YOU SHOULD REALIZE THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR MIDST. MY PRESENCE ON EARTH IS NOT A JOKE AND IT IS ALSO NOT MY PERSONAL WISH THAT WE SHOULD CONGREGATE HERE AT 34 AMBO STREET, CALABAR, FOR HOURS ON END, BUT EVERYTHING WORKS TO FULFILL WHAT HAD BEEN WRITTEN. IT IS NOT THE GOVERNMENT OR POLICE, ARMY OR ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT KEEP US HERE. WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS THERE WILL THE EAGLES GATHER.

IN OTHER WORDS THE HOLY SPIRIT PERSONIFIED IS IN OUR MIDST AND SHALL EVER REMAIN SO FOR WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS, THE EAGLES MUST ALSO HOVER AROUND. YOU HAVE SEEN THAT OUR LUCK AND JOY ARE ABSOLUTE. THIS IS AN EVERLASTING JOY, IT HAS NO BEGINNING AND IT WILL HAVE NO END. THE HOLY SPIRIT SHALL ABIDE WITH US TILL ETERNITY AND WE SHALL BE WITH HIM FOREVER, IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. WE SHALL BE WITH HIM FOR ETERNITY FOR THERE IS NEITHER DAY NOR NIGHT IN HIS PRESENCE. YOU CANNOT BE BEATEN BY RAIN NOR SUFFER FROM THE SCOTCH OF THE SUN BECAUSE YOU ARE PROTECTED UNDER HIS DIVINE UMBRELLA.

There is no fighting, quarreling or commotion of any kind in this kingdom. There is neither division, segregation or discrimination. We operate twenty-four hours a day and for three hundred and sixty-six days. Activities here include singing and dancing, and it is joy all throughout. THIS IS THE PERIOD TO WORK FOR HIM, FOR IN OUR SERVICE TO HIM THERE IS NO HUNGER, THIRST, NOR BOREDOM. THERE IS NO STUMBLING BLOCK ON OUR WAY. The people of the world can hardly gather together for a long time without fighting or quarrelling among themselves. Sometimes their gatherings result in bloodshed. But here in this kingdom, it is all peace and joy and wonderful blessings.

WE HAVE NOTHING TO REGRET:

Since we are all with the Father, there is no hunger, thirst, ailment or death in our midst. We are neither weak nor are we asleep because He is in us. WHEREVER YOU MAY BE, SO LONG AS YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD, YOU HAVE TO PAY HOMAGE TO HIM, AND YOU HAVE TO SERVE HIM DILIGENTLY.One of our sisters, Deaconess Marts from California, U.S.A. stated categorically that she knew the Father when she was just three years old. She testified that the Father used to teach her about His recondite wisdom. But she was only able to identify the Father physically in February of 1977. She also said that there are many whites in the western world who the Father has revealed Himself to.

Many other people have also witnessed this wonderful Spiritual Teacher but the only problem is how to locate Him physically. The sister further testified that the Father has also revealed Himself to her husband, Brother Marts. Who is responsible for this wonderful global revelation of the Holy Spirit to mankind? IT IS THE FATHER BECAUSE WHERE THE CARCASS IS THERE WILL THE EAGLES GATHER. SINCE THE CARCASS IS HERE (34 AMBO STREET, CALABAR), ALL THE VULTURES MUST HOVER AROUND. But those of you who happen to find yourselves here do not regard it as a wonderful blessing, you appear quite unconcerned.

If you had any thought that bothered you, you should now rearrange your thoughts and take a decision. When you come across certain people changing their membership from one church to the other, know that they are in search of the HOLY SPIRIT WHO IS NOW ON EARTH. Once they locate Him, no matter the condition they find themselves in, they remain there with Him. Anybody, throughout the world, who had expected Him, remains with Him once he finds the Lord. You are not gathered together here for the purpose of displaying your fine dresses, shoes, and other material things. It is not money which brought us here, neither food, nor wealth, but it is all in fulfillment of the gospel that: WHERE THE CARCASS IS THERE WILL THE EAGLES BE GATHERED. It is therefore the duty of all the children of God to serve Him only and to rejoice with Him. WE SHOULD MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE TO THE FATHER BY SINGING HIS GLORY UNCEASINGLY. THIS THE TIME OF HIS REIGN AND GLORY.

WE HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD:

We are not alone because He is always with us and we cannot be cheated, suppressed, taunted or tormented anymore. Besides, we are always with Him, and He cannot leave us for even a second. OUR LORD, KING, AND PROTECTOR HAS COME. We should therefore glorify His name and testify about His wonderful glory and majesty. It is a fact that in the absence of your father, when he travels to a distance place, people may take undue advantage to make trouble with you, with the hope that none is there to protect you. They can even beat you up. But as soon as he (your Father) comes back, all the trouble-makers will hide themselves. Therefore the reception of the Holy Spirit is something similar to that illustration. That is why I keep on telling you that we should be joyous with Him for He has arrived to dwell with us forever.

Why do the churches fail to perform? They find it extremely difficult to heal and change an evil person because they are devoid of the power of the Holy Spirit. They cannot pray, they cannot preach, because they are completely empty. Why it is that upon all the power, money, and resources at the disposal of the secular governments, they cannot succeed in achieving anything tangible? It is because they do not have the backing of the Holy Spirit. Our Lord Jesus Christ said:

“It is spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life. ” (JOHN 6:63).

The Holy Spirit is in perfectly in control of water, air, fire, rain, birds, man, fish, animals and all creatures seen and unseen. All things, whether flying or creeping have been subdued. It is written:

“Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” (Psalm 127:1).

IF YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANY PROBLEMS AND ADVERSITY IN LIFE, YOU CANNOT REALIZE THE GOODNESS AND THE GENEROSITY OF GOD. UNLESS A PERSON PASSES THROUGH A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE OF AN AILMENT, HE CANNOT REALIZE THE KIND OF PROTECTION AND TENDER MERCY THE MOST HIGH GOD CAN PROVIDE. IN THE SAME VEIN, EXCEPT A PERSON HAS GOT THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING LOCKED UP IN A MAXIMUM CELL, HE CANNOT REALIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF FREEDOM. IT IS ONLY WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF IN AN INTRACTABLE PROBLEM WHICH DEFIES EVERY SOLUTION THAT YOU START TO SERIOUSLY LOOK FOR GOD.

THE VISIT OF THE AFRICAN AMERICANS:

If you had the opportunity to listen to a testimony by one professor from the USA, Professor Souchy, you would have realized the plight of the African American, in spite of their economic well-being. Some of them are well-read, some are millionaires and billionaires, yet they have no say in the affairs of their country. Where lies the hope of the African American in the U.S.A.? But with his visit to the Holy Father and the homage paid, his fellow African Americans are liberated forthwith. RIGHT NOW THEY ARE SAVED BECAUSE THEIR HOPE IS IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. The visit of the Professor and his team is not exclusively for themselves but for the entire African American race and the world at large. THEY HAVE NOW GOT A COMFORTER, SAVIOR, AND A PROTECTOR WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO DISAPPOINT THEM.

AN ERA OF WOMEN LIBERATION:

Right now we have women who are great educationist, millionaires, administrators, professors, engineers, pilots, political activists. In times past, it was not so. Women were only seen and not heard. They were not included in the scheme of things. THIS KINGDOM DOES NOT PERMIT SEGREGATION OR DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX, COLOR, RACE, TRIBE, LANGUAGE, STATUS, OR RANK. WE ARE ALL LIBERATED, IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

THE DAWN OF SPIRITUAL EMANCIPATION:

The two African Americans who recently got baptized were professors of religious studies and philosophy in reputable universities in the USA. For accepting to baptize into the new kingdom, their eyes are now opened. They can now acknowledge things in the higher spiritual planes and in esoteric horizons. They have decided to embrace this God in their best interest and in the interest of the rest of the blacks.

An evangelist by name Iyrke once testified that one brother Okon, (not a baptized Brotherhood member) told him that he heard a voice saying that Okon’s power had been snatched from him. This was since 1984 and since then the man has remained powerless. This kingdom is nothing anybody should toy with, because at the fullness of time those who the Holy Spirit is revealing Himself to will troop in to worship Him. AND EVENTUALLY ALL KNEES SHALL BOW AND ALL TONGUES SHALL CONFESS HIS GLORY. As the lightening comes from the East and flashes to the West, so also is the coming of the Holy Spirit. THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING EXCEPT HE IS MOTIVATED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.It is written in the scripture that:

FOR WHERESOEVER THE CARCASS IS, THERE WILL THE EAGLES BE GATHERED TOGETHER.( Matthew 24:28).

That was why the three wise men came all the way from the far east to pay homage to Our Lord Jesus Christ. They had to go from the East to Bethlehem to worship the STAR, in line with the statement that wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles gather. They enquired from people to know where they could locate the one who is born king of the Jews, for they wanted to worship Him. IN THE SAME VEIN WE HAVE COME TO WORSHIP HIM IN THIS GENERATION. THIS SINGULAR ACT OF WORSHIPPING HIM SHALL CONTINUE FOREVER AND EVER. It is because you do not understand the essence of His arrival, that instead of glorifying Him, you persistently ask for children, position, money, car, house, husband, wife, and other mundane things. However it is believed that when you will fully come to the realization of this dispensation, you will get your priorities right. Why should you ask for carnal things when your Father knows what is really good for you? Is this what you have been invited for?

The Holy Spirit is power, husband, wife, children, riches, He is both heaven and earth. If you had known this you would not have sought for anything else. We should thank Him and rejoice greatly for His arrival on earth. Our joy, peace, and happiness have no beginning nor an end, for He Who is on the throne has a glorious canopy which shelters us day and night. We shall neither hunger nor thirst any longer. No more sickness and death, we can neither be beaten by rain nor suffer from the scorching of the sun because our everlasting redeemer and source of joy lives. NOW ONE WHO LISTENS TO OUR PRAYERS AND ACTS PROMPTLY IS IN OUR MIDST. OUR COMFORTER WITH HIS TENDER MERCY AND KINDNESS HAS COME. THEREFORE THERE IS NONE WHO CAN TORMENT US OR KNOCK OUR HEADS ANYMORE. Instead of being tormented by the people of the world, we rather become something very awful to them because we have assumed His glorious image. That is the more reason our joy has no beginning nor and end. WE HAVE BEEN SET FREE FROM THE DEMONIC INFLUENCE OR ANY OTHER FORM OF BONDAGE. Read the first lesson once again.

FIRST BIBLE LESSON: REVELATION 21:3

I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.

THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MAN:

It is said that:

“But know this that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.” (Matthew 24:43).

RIGHT NOW THE COMFORTER, EVEN THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH HAS ARRIVED, WE SHOULD THEREFORE AVOID INDULGING IN EVIL TENDENCIES. THE LONG EXPECTED COMFORTER IS HERE, AND HE IS OUR FATHER AND WE ARE HIS CHILDREN. WE HAVE BEEN REDEEMED FROM CARNALITY TO HIS EVERLASTING GLORY. WE SHOULD THEREFORE ABHOR STEALING, FORNICATION, IDOLATRY AND OTHER EVIL ACTS.

Before His ascension to heaven, He assured us:

Let not your hearts 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 to 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).

THE UNGRATEFUL MAN:

Right now, THE FATHER HAS COME TO DWELL WITH US ON EARTH. WE ARE HIS PEOPLE AND HE IS OUR GOD. HAVE YOU REJOICED IN HIS ARRIVAL? HAVE YOU SHOWN A THANKFUL HEART TO HIM? Why do you lament about what to eat? You complain of ill-health, poverty, attacks by witches and wizards. Man is very ungrateful to God. In spite of the numerous things the Most High God has done for man, yet none appreciates His love and mercy and kindness. It is high time you showed appreciation to God for His generosity and tender mercy. Many people claim that something strange has happened in the world. YES, SOMETHING FANTASTIC HAS REALLY HAPPENED BECAUSE THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MAN. IN OTHER WORDS, GOD HAS PHYSICALLY COME DOWN TO DWELL WITH MAN AND WE ARE HIS CHILDREN.

Therefore we have to surrender ourselves to Him as our Father. WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE HIM AND IDENTIFY HIM AS THE ONLY FATHER. It is because of His abundant love and mercy that He reveals Himself to us. If He had not revealed Himself to us, none would have known Him till dooms day. BUT IT HAS PLEASED THE FATHER TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO US DUE TO HIS INFINITE MERCY SO THAT WE MAY BE SAVED. It is not today that the Holy Spirit has arrived, not even in the last twenty years. He had always been with us. That is why he has given us this opportunity to be identified with Him and to serve Him alone. WE SHOULD GIVE GLORY HONOR AND ADORATION TO HIM IN ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES. A TIME SHALL COME WHEN THE ENTIRE WORLD SHALL ACCORD THE HOLY SPIRIT ABSOLUTE RECEPTION, AND IT WILL BE THEN THAT OUR JOY SHALL BE MAGNIFIED.

THE ARRIVAL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

HE HAS COME AS OUR FATHER AND MOTHER. HE HAS ALSO COME AS A HUSBAND, WIFE, CHILDREN, AND A GOOD FRIEND. WE ARE THEREFORE COMPLETELY FREE FROM PROBLEMS AND OUR MAIN CONCERN NOW IS TO SERVE HIM AND GLORIFY HIM. GIVE TESTIMONIES ABOUT HIS WONDERFUL BLESSING TO YOU. MANY OF YOU ARE FACED WITH CONFUSION ARISING FROM YOUR DOUBT AS TO THE REALITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AS A RESULT YOU DO NOT APPRECIATE THE MANY BLESSINGS HE HAS BESTOWED ON YOU. WE SHOULD SURRENDER OURSELVES COMPLETELY TO HIM.

WHOEVER HAS IDENTIFIED THE HOLY SPIRIT PHYSICALLY ON EARTH AND HAS RECOGNIZED HIM BY SURRENDERING HIS ENTIRE LIFE TO HIM WILL NEVER REGRET. THOSE WHO HAVE GOT HIM HAVE GOT EVERLASTING LIFE. IT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO SENDS YOU TO SCHOOL, THE UNIVERSITY, AND PAYS YOUR SCHOOL FEES. THE HOLY SPIRIT WRITES AND PASSES YOUR EXAMINATIONS FOR YOU. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS EVERYTHING FOR EVERY PERSON WHO LOVES AND SERVES HIM FROM THE BOTTOM OF HIS HEART. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT MUST BLESS ALL THOSE WHO SERVE HIM DILIGENTLY AND SERVE HIM.

Right from the origin of the world, the Holy Spirit has always been on earth, but nobody knew or identified Him. That was why Our Lord Jesus Christ asked His disciples about the opinion of the people about Himself, what the people regarded Him as:

“…And they said, some say that thou art John the Baptist; some Elias; and others Jeremiah or one of the Prophets. He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the son of the Living God.

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 16:13-17).

The Holy Spirit is doing great things for both the blacks and the whites and the entire world. But because you do not know Him, you do not show appreciation to Him for His goodness. The Holy Spirit blesses little children, adults, men and women, but nobody has shown any thankful heart to Him. But instead, they attribute the generosity and the goodness of God to apparition and mermaids. Some say it is the mermaid that has given them good luck. Whenever they become ill and the Holy Spirit heals them, instead of glorifying God, they praise apparition, witch doctors, and inanimate things for the healing.

Most of the good things which God has done for you, you ignorantly attribute them to juju or mermaid, instead of glorifying God. You can now realize the extent to which man has denied himself the wisdom of God. Christ said that:

“And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” (John 8:29).

He attributed all things He performed to His Father. Yet none would ask the where about of the Father. the Father has always been around at all times. He is neither asleep nor does He ever slumber. He keeps awake twenty-four hours a day. IT IS PATHETIC TO SEE THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BE SANE SHOUTING AT THE TOP OF THEIR VOICE THAT UNTIL JESUS COMES BACK. It is a pity that this wisdom has eluded the world that it is the Holy Spirit who gives food, light, life and everything which makes man’s existence conducive.

THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES EVERYTHING:

THE HOLY SPIRIT ALONE HAS MONOPOLY OVER ALL WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, RICHES AND EVERYTHING ELSE. WHAT HE DOES NOT OPEN CANNOT BE OPENED, AND WHAT HE DOES NOT SHUT CANNOT BE SHUT. HE HAS REVEALED HIMSELF AT THIS END OF TIME. HE GIVES US THE ABILITY TO COME TO HIM AND BE JOYOUS IN HIS NAME. HE ALSO REJOICES IN HIS GLORY FOR THIS IS THE FULLNESS OF TIME WHICH IS SOLELY HIS REIGN. There is a spiritual chorus which says:

“You should hold on carefully to what I have given you, for I will seek it from you at the appropriate time.”

He has categorically said in (Matthew 25:14-30) that the kingdom of God is like a man who wanted to travel to a far country. He called together his servants and delivered his goods to them. He gave five talents to one of them, and two to the other, and to another he gave one, each was given according to his own ability. He immediately set out on a journey, asking them to trade with the talents. He who got five talents and two talents went out and traded with the talents. The first gained five and the second gained two additional talents respectively. But the one who got one talent went and buried his in the ground for safe-keeping. In the course of time, their master came back and asked them to render account of their stewardship.

Consequently, he who received five talents came forward with five more talents, informing his master of his gains. His master thanked him greatly, commending him of his stewardship. Therefore in appreciation his master asked him to rule over many things and to enter into the joy of his Lord and master. He who got two talents also came forward with two additional talents which he had gained during his trading. In response, his master thanked and lauded him as a faithful and good servant. He asked him to enter into the joy of his master, as well as granting him the authority to rule over many things.

But he who received the one talent told his master that he had known him as a hard man, reaping where he did not sow and gathering where he did not scatter. He said he was afraid and so he went and hid his talents in the ground for safe-keeping. Lastly, he returned the talents to his master. In reaction, his master condemned his attitude as vicious and lazy. In addition, his master rebuked him for failing to deposit the talent with the bank in order to generate interest knowing fully well that he (the master) could reap where he did not sow and gathering where he did not scatter. In a bid to further reward the first servant, the master took the only talent from the lazy servant and added it to the one with ten talents. He ordered that the unprofitable servant should be cast into the outer darkness where there was weeping and gnashing of teeth. For every one who has, more will be given, and he will have in abundance, but from him who does not have, even the little which he has will be taken from him. This is the period which the Master and Lord has come for all to give account of their stewardship.

ALL UNBELIEVERS SHALL PERISH:

That is why it is said that the unbelieving, the abominable, the cowards, the murderers, sorcerers, soothsayers, the liars, the sexually immoral, idolaters, and all evil- doers shall have their part in the lake of fire and brimstone. Let the second lesson be read once more.

SECOND BIBLE LESSON: MATTHEW 24:28

“For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.”

THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

We have all come back and what business have the eagles with the carcass? Why is it that the vultures cannot gather where there are live animals but they always go where the carcass is? A vulture cannot pick on a live animal, no matter how little it is. But wherever there is a carcass, there also will the vultures be because carcass is the food for the vultures. AS WE ARE HERE THE HOLY SPIRIT IS PUMPING SPIRITUAL FOOD, POWER, WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, AND HIS GOOD VIRTUES INTO US. HE IS ALSO DOING WONDERFUL WORKS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. BUT THE WORLD DOES NOT KNOW THIS. Do not doubt whatever is going on in this kingdom. You may be surprised to see a handful of people singing melodiously and the whole place vibrates. Do not be surprised because it is the Father who is at work.

MANY PEOPLE THINK ERRONEOUSLY THINK THAT THOSE WHO SERVE GOD ARE IDLE PEOPLE. THAT IS A WRONG NOTION. WHOEVER SERVES GOD WHOLE HEARTEDLY IS GIVING GOD MUCH HONOR AND GLORY. WE ARE THE TOOLS THROUGH WHICH HE EFFECTS HIS DIVINE WILL IN THIS DISPENSATION, THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WORLD. That is why it is incumbent on us to be thankful to him at all times. In doing so, He will surely reward us handsomely. It is wrong therefore to think that those who work for God are social misfits who have no place in the secular society. In truth, it is in our own best interest to commit our resources and services to God. THERE IS NO SANE PERSON WHO DOES NOT SEEK FOR BROTHERHOOD OF THE CROSS AND STAR AND THAT IS WHY IT IS SYMBOLICALLY SAID, WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS, THERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND THE EAGLES. IT IS ONLY IN BROTHERHOOD THAT YOU WILL SEE GOD FACE TO FACE. That is why the true members of Brotherhood keep their temple of worship clean, adored with flowers, water and fine linen. This is also common in both offices and homes of members who are strict in the faith.

FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAIN:

Wherever an ideal member of Brotherhood is found, this pious practice must be seen. This is in conformity with the saying that wherever two or three are gathered in His name, He will be there with them. It is said:

“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13)

This is the time for the manifestation of that statement. All these things reveal to us very clearly that HE HAS ARRIVED, FOR WHEREVER THE CARCASS IS, THERE ALSO YOU FIND THE EAGLES. THE MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE CLAD IN WHITE GARMENTS SYMBOLIZE THE EAGLES WHILE THE CARCASS IS THE HOLY SPIRIT PERSONIFIED. You were with a lot of adversities, fears, illness, court cases, doubts, poverty, and wretchedness but by listening to the words of God, right now your problems are over. All your inexplicable problems have been solved with immediate effect. You are now left with joy, peace, and happiness of the Holy Spirit. Wherever you may be, no matter the distance or condition you find yourself, if only you believe in the efficacy of the Father’s pronouncements, your problems are solved. Without faith, even if you remain in the headquarters, (34 Ambo street, Calabar), with the Holy Father for the rest of your life, your problems could not be solved. That is the reason why you should build your faith in the Holy Spirit so that He may take away your trouble.

THE CARCASS AND THE EAGLES FURTHER EXPLAINED:

YOU WILL THEN HAVE TO COME TO THE REALIZATION THAT GOD IS THE CARCASS, WHILE THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE THE EAGLES. THIS MEANS THAT ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD MUST TROOP TO HIM WHEREVER HE IS IDENTIFIED. You do not have to come to HIM to perpetrate evil tendencies. Do not come to fight, quarrel, sleep, commit abominations or cause division. YOU SHOULD ONLY COME TO SERVE HIM AT ALL TIMES. We have to mobilize all the talents which the Father has given us to serve Him by singing, dancing, preaching, and giving alms. You can glorify Him through testimonies, singing his holiness, and in many other ways.

THE PRESENCE OF DIVINE POWER:

Right now if you write a letter to the Indian mystics or to those in America and other places in the world, seeking for power, you will be referred to 34 Ambo Street, Calabar in Nigeria. Yet, many of you do not believe it. There was one necromancer who was so famous in his art. People used to come from far and near to consult him on various cases. At a point he referred both his customers and the villagers to Leader Olumba Olumba Obu at 34 Ambo street, Calabar. He assured them that the most effective solution to any problem could be provided only by the being clad in red soutane. What else do you need?*** IT IS ONLY A FOOL THAT WOULD DENY THE FACT THAT THE POWER OF GOD IS OVERWHELMING IN BROTHERHOOD. WHOEVER COMES TO THE FATHER WITH A PENITENT HEART CAN NEVER GO BACK WITH PROBLEMS. HE WILL SURELY TESTIFY OF THE PRESENCE OF THE POWER OF THE MOST HIGH.***

The world erroneously believes that members of Brotherhood are given something in the form of medicine to drink to enable them perform miracles. Does it mean that such a thing can only be produced in this fold? Why is it that others cannot afford it in the whole wide world, in order for them to gain equal power? People should stop such imaginary thoughts.

Do not come to the Father with the mind of getting a beautiful wife, husband, or children.* YOU SHOULD COME AS A PENITENT SINNER TO SEEK FOR THE LOVE AND MERCY OF GOD. Do not come into Brotherhood with the feeble mind to copy a particular member or members. YOU SHOULD LOOK AT THE HOLY FATHER ONLY AND EMULATE HIM ONLY. If you look at a member like you, then when that person fails, you too will fail. IT IS ONLY THE HOLY FATHER WHO WILL NOT FAIL TILL ETERNITY. LISTEN TO HIM AND PRACTICE ALL THAT HE TEACHES AND DEMONSTRATES DAILY.*

YOU HAVE TO SURRENDER YOURSELF TO THE SERVICES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, FOR IN DOING SO YOUR REWARD WILL BE IMMEASURABLE. It is pathetic to see some people coming to eat and be healed, and be helped in times of need. By so doing, if they fail to achieve their objectives, they resort to murmuring against the Lord. They would even go to the extent of condemning Brotherhood as a place without love.

THE WORD OF GOD IS YOUR GUIDE:

Whatsoever a person sows same shall he reap. YOU HAVE HEARD THAT IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD. ALL THE WORDS WHICH YOU RECEIVE FROM THE FATHER TAKE AWAY DEATH, DIVERSE PROBLEMS, DOUBTS, FEARS, POVERTY FROM YOU. YOU SHOULD THEREFORE PREOCCUPY YOURSELF WITH LISTENING TO THE WORD OF GOD, FOR THESE WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND THEY GIVE ETERNAL LIFE WHICH YOU ARE SEEKING FOR. IT IS THE WORD OF GOD WHICH WILL GIVE PEACE TO YOUR SOUL. THE WORD CHANGES YOU AND YOUR DESTINY FOR THE BETTER. THEREFORE YOUR ENTIRE ATTENTION SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON HOW TO RECEIVE THE WORD OF GOD AND PRACTICE IT TO THE LETTER. IT IS THE WORD OF GOD WHICH HAS HELD US TOGETHER, IT GIVES US POWER AND CHANGES US FROM UNRIGHTEOUSNESS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND LEADS US TO EVERLASTING LIFE. WHAT EVER YOU WITNESS ON EARTH IS DONE BY THE WORD, FOR IT IS THROUGH THE WORD WE LIVE AND PROSPER.

YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS:

One person cannot serve two masters. You cannot come to the Father in order to get much money, marry a beautiful wife or a handsome husband or simply for the sake of any mundane acquisition. In the same way, you cannot come to God for the purpose of getting vision, stealing, fornicating. If you indulge in all these carnal tendencies, when will you listen to the word of God and put same into practice? YOU SHOULD EITHER COME TO LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD AND PUT SAME INTO PRACTICE OR STAY BACK AND PURSUE YOUR DESIRES FOR CARNALITY.

YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD NOT TO ADVISE GOD, FOR HE IS THE OMNISCIENT GOD. Daily, you keep on advising Him to heal you, give you money, wife, husband, children, and wisdom. Some will be pleading with the Father to call their parents, brothers, sisters, relations, and friends. Who are you to advise God? Have you not heard the story of the ten virgins who waited for the bridegroom? Five were wise, while five were foolish. Those who were wise enough took sufficient oil in their lamps, while the foolish ones took only a little oil in their lamps.

Consequently, the bridegroom tarried and they all slumbered and slept. But at the strike of midnight they were informed that the Bridegroom was coming, and all should go out and meet with Him. All the virgins arose and lit their lamps but the foolish ones lately discovered that their lamps were empty and resorted to begging the wise ones for oil. But they refused so as not to be disappointed. As the foolish maidens went to buy some oil for their lamps the Bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went with him to celebrate the wedding. The door was shut. When the five foolish virgins came to beg that the door should be opened for them, the Lord said that he did not know them. That is why you should take this invitation seriously. YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT ONLY SINGING AND DANCING WILL NOT SAVE YOU AT ALL. Let the Golden Text be read again.

GOLDEN TEXT: REVELATION 7:15-16

“Therefore are they before the throne of God, and they serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat”

THE HOPE OF THE FAITHFUL:

Have you really taken note of the above text? It is said that they shall remain in the throne of God to serve Him day and night. Are you sure you are serving Him? Many of you are trading, buying and selling, and buying for your personal gains. Many of you engage in contracts and in other businesses but at the same time you claim to be serving God. This is not the time to serve God hypocritically. You may be serving your wife, children, husband, and at the same time you deceive yourself that you are serving God. Take for example, the Christ Students Natural Choir, they serve the Father day and night. But some only come to serve Him on Sundays while others do it three times a week. When you do this you feel you have done much for God, and you will be praising yourselves.

It is pathetic to hear from certain people that they do not know what their talents are. That means that they are wandering about like Satan. On the last day, everyone shall give account of his or her stewardship. If you fail to render your account, whom will you blame? You have been advised times without number not to be weary in well doing, so that you could be saved by your good deeds. IF THE ENTIRE WORLD WERE TO RECOGNIZE THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, NONE WOULD HAVE BOTHERED ON WHAT TO EAT AND WEAR. While you busy yourself with insignificant things of this world, you should always bear in mind that the kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent takes it by force.

You cannot sit at home and relax and expect to gain the kingdom of God. In the early 1950s and 60s the number of converts were negligible hence one person could pray several times during services. But now it is not so again. Right now it is a matter of struggling before you gain access to pray because many are ready to pray and to serve God in their individual capacities. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO JOKE WITH THE WORD OF GOD. As the heaven is higher than the earth so does the wisdom of God surpass that of man.

GOD IS SUFFICIENT:

You therefore have to work hard to update your spiritual accounts because it is through your hard work that you will be judged. The Pastors, Apostles, Elders, and the rest of you were called to serve God day and night, but many could not contain the situation.

THE FIELD IS RIPE

The field is ripe but the reapers are very few. Therefore you should rise up and take up the challenge to contribute your own quota in this kingdom. One of the acts of righteousness is to entertain strangers. We should always entertain strangers and make them feel comfortable with us. We should be hospitable. This is not the time for selfishness and discrimination but it is the time to serve God with all your resources daily. It is the fullness of time. WE HAVE ONLY ONE GOD AND NOT TWO and so when you go out for spiritual work, do not complain of the heat of the sun, or cold from the rain for these things are also serving God. You do not have to serve yourself but God. Wherever and whenever you are sent, do not hesitate to go. YOU ARE NOT TO SERVE ANGELS OR MEN, RATHER YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD. THIS IS THE CENTRAL MESSAGE.

You have been advised to cut the bush and leave it there, for I will set the fire to it. Have you done that? I SAY EMPHATICALLY WHEN YOU WORK FOR ME, I WILL ALSO WORK FOR YOU. THERE IS NOBODY WHO HAS EVER WORKED FOR GOD AND GETS DISAPPOINTED. THOSE WHO USE THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY AND OTHER MATERIAL RESOURCES TO WORK FOR GOD ARE NOT FOOLS. HE WHO SITS ON THE THRONE COVERS ALL THOSE WHO SERVE HIM WITH HIS POWERFUL WINGS. THEY NEITHER SUFFER FROM THE SCORCHING SUN NOR ARE THEY BEATEN BY THE RAIN. NEITHER SHALL THEY HUNGER NOR THIRST. IF YOU ARE MARRIED BOTH YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND/ WIFE AND CHILDREN ARE EQUALLY PROTECTED AND COMFORTED. WHY DO YOU WANT TO GO AND WANDER ABOUT AIMLESSLY OUTSIDE?

In the past you were toiling and tilling the ground looking for what to eat. How successful were you? WE HAVE ONLY ONE FATHER, ONE LORD, ONE GOD, ONE SPIRIT, ONE SUPREME TEACHER AND ONE KING. IF YOU DEVIATE FROM HIS DIVINE ORDER, YOU SHOULD PUT YOURSELF INTO FERVENT PRAYERS.Many of you are exploited by visionaries, and those who keep prayer houses. You pay money to them, their wives, and children. Do you think such money given to them constitute tithe, blessings which involve changes in your destiny for the better?

LET THIS BE KNOWN TO YOU THAT IF YOU FAIL TO PAY YOUR TITHE DIRECTLY TO THE FATHER IT MEANS YOU HAVE NOT PAID YOUR TITHE AT ALL. YOU CAN CALL ANYBODY YOUR TEACHER, HEALER, DOCTOR, VISIONER, OR PREACHER, WHATEVER YOU DO IN THE NAME OF PAYING TITHE TO THE FATHER IS IN VAIN. SUCH THINGS DO NOT GIVE GLORY TO GOD, FOR WE HAVE ONLY ONE GOD. ALWAYS LOOK UP TO THE FATHER FOR YOUR SALVATION.

May God bless His Holy Words. Amen

THANK YOU HOLY FATHER.

 

 

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