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FIRST BIBLE LESSON: 1st CORINTHIANS: 4:1-2

“Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.”

SECOND BIBLE LESSON: 1st CORINTHIANS 3:10

“According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.”

GOLDEN TEXT: MATTHEW 28:19-20

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Brethren, these three portions from the Bible will show you the foundation of our spiritual building. These portions will explain to you what to do, and why you were called.

Many preachers think, their main duty is to preach, polish words, and argue as much as they can then move away. This work does not require any academic experience gained in the seminaries or schools of theology. You are sent and words are given to you, with complete instructions on how to operate. You must not add or subtract. Your wisdom, cunningness, craftiness, and tact, are not needed in this respect. There is nothing diplomatic or the showing of false front, in this service. Not at all. You were called first to hear the words of God, then practise them. Thereafter, become example-setters in words and in deeds. “Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” (1st Corinthians 4:1-2).

THE STEWARDSHIP:

WHAT IS THE STEWARDSHIP? IT IS THE WORD OF GOD. The ministers of God’s word must be doers of the Word of God. Christ handed over the key to Apostle Peter, we are told. What was the key? It was the Word of God. With love, not for dishonest gain, you must faithfully dispense it to others. LET THE WHOLE WORLD CONFRONT YOU, NEVER SHOULD YOU COMPROMISE WITH BIBLE PRINCIPLES. YOU MUST GIVE OUT UNDILUTED, UNADULTERATED, UNPOLLUTED WORDS OF GOD, AS FAITHFUL STEWARDS.

You must not conclude, you are acting according to the directives of your spirit. That spirit may be wrong. Such spirits may tell you to fornicate, steal, or be contentious. I do not want such spirits here, rather act according to the instructions you receive from me. It is true, many of you came from various church denominations. And perhaps, you only had some flimsy knowledge of the Bible. Please do not employ them here. You must follow the instructions you are given in this New Kingdom Ministry.

Some of you were black magic priests, native doctors or belonged to a cult or secret society. Some of you were possessed by some demons, and you were enslaved by them. Such experiences are not needed here. The Christian ministry is a vocation entirely heavenly and not earthly. In the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The service of God does not spring up automatically. It is not designed or developed. This is something that had existed from time unknown and was reduced to writing. You are to comply with the laid down principles, rules and policies. It is written: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35). You must practice every particle of God’s word, in order to be qualified as ministers.

There are three things that go together in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star:

First:
To hear the words of God; for if you do not hear, you cannot know what to do. So hearing comes first.

Second:
You must put into practise exactly what you have heard.

Third:
You must preach and teach others the same.

You can see the three in one. It is just one thing, and that is the Word of God. If you do not hear, how then will you practise? If you do not practise, how then can you teach others? In Brotherhood, we have got many textbooks to help you. Examples of such books are the memorandum, Spiritual Council of Churches, Your word is Truth, The First steps to God, etc.

There is nothing else in Brotherhood, but love. God Himself is love, God is truth, Jesus is truth, Brotherhood is truth and the New kingdom is truth. You can see from the foregoing, everything done here is supported by the scriptures. Likewise is peace. God is peace, humility, kindness, lowliness of mind, patience, and longsuffering. You must cultivate these qualities, before you become a qualified preacher. This is why, Brotherhood is called Christ Universal Spiritual School of Practical Christianity.

I have finished all the work I had to do and practised same. You were called to accept a commission, to go out with the word, which has been expounded and implanted in you. May we have the First Bible Lesson read.

FIRST BIBLE LESSON: 1st CORINTHIANS: 4:1-2

“Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.”

Brethren, you who preach to others they should not steal, you must not steal; or, they should not fornicate, you must not fornicate. You must first preach to yourself and make sure you practise these things, before teaching others. The scriptures say: “My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.” (James 3:1). If you have not heard the Word of God, come here and listen. If you have not started practising the Word of God, start now. But if you are not practising the Word of God, why and what are you going to preach?

YOU MUST BE PRACTICAL:

What can a polygamist preach? Or the man, who claims to marry one wife, but toys about with sexual immorality, camping concubines everywhere preach? Or a thief, what will he preach? Or a liar, whose father is Satan? Or an angry man, of what use is he, as anger rests in the bosom of fools? And so, he is of no benefit at all.

Therefore, let people so appraise you as God’s ministers; remain in the truth, be faithful stewards of God’s words. When you reprimand or rebuke someone of sin, show him what is the sin. If you want people to love, show them what love is practically. Supposing you were talking about a nice piece of cloth in the market, people will like to see it. You must go and buy it for them to see. If you do not show them this particular piece of cloth, and they go and buy a wrong one, you will be blamed.

When you preach humility, demonstrate this quality to your congregation. Christ did not say like the fancied teachers of law, who said practise, what I teach you and not what I do. Rather, Our Lord Jesus Christ said: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” (Matthew 11:29). God’s word must be seen in you. In your speeches, in your comportment and behavior. God must be seen in you.

Therefore anyone, who does not walk according to God’s word, and whose behavior is contrary to Bible principles, must put down the Bible and quit. All of you are students of God’s word. You are just beginning to learn. From today, anyone among you who came in here to joke should know, such a period of ignorance has passed.

I want you to learn of me, imitate and emulate me. Copy exactly what I do. If I discover anyone who does not want to comply with these instructions, I will personally take the Bible from him. “The First Steps” booklet shows you what you must do, and what you should refrain from. But some of you have become adamant to these vital instructions. Some of you are married to two or three wives, but you still claim to be preachers. Some of you have no wives, but you will never sleep without a woman. No woman passes your way safely. After all these messes, you pick up the Bible to go and preach. What are you preaching?

The sacrament in Brotherhood is, for one man to have only one wife, and the wife must be brought before the Leader for blessing. How many of you have blessed your marriages? Do you then obey God, and are you keeping to the instructions of God, in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star?

YOU MUST BE TRUTHFUL:

What about falsehood? It is said, you must be truthful. A preacher must be truthful. No guile should be found in your mouth. To worship God in spirit and in truth means, speaking the truth at all times, with your fellow man. Otherwise, you will become an unreasonable person. Christ was known as the truth, because he stood on the truth, he kept his words and promises. When one of his disciples told him of his father’s death, Christ said to the disciple, “Let the dead bury their dead.” (Luke 9:60). God’s word is referred to in the Bible as being bitter and sweet. “And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.” (Revelation 10:9). Yes, it is sweet to say out things, but to do them, it is very difficult.

Christ said: “I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Matthew 9:13, Luke 5:32). Do you remember the woman who was caught in adultery, and she was brought before Our Lord Jesus Christ to tempt him? If Christ had decided the woman should be stoned to death according to the Laws of Moses, he would have been accused. And if Christ had sent her away, then the people would still have regarded him as an accomplice in sin. But Jesus bent down and began to write with his fingers in the sand. When they persisted in asking him, he said, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” (John 8:7). And bending over again, he kept on writing in the ground. Those who heard this began going out one by one, and he was left alone with the woman, and he said to the woman, “where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” (John 8:10-11).

When you are directed by the Spirit of God, you cannot err. If you start now to comply with the instructions given you, and from what have been published in the text books here, you will not have any difficulties at all. All I teach you is to love one another. Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is no church denomination, I have not established a prayer house, a church, or a school. This is the New Kingdom of God, where you find peace, meekness, joy, humility, happiness and all Godly virtues. May we have the Second Bible Lesson read so, you may know, exactly what Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is, and on whose foundation it is built. This is the evidence of a faithful apostle.

SECOND BIBLE LESSON: 1st CORINTHIANS 3:10

“According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.”

Brethren, if you were told to build a house, and you laid a foundation; but eventually you built on something else, not on the foundation, are you not in error? This is the problem in the world. People start or establish churches, and give them names. Christ laid the foundation of love for one another, and you are to build on it.

PREACHER, TEACH YOURSELF:

You are witnesses, this is why, I always refer you to the Word of God, and ask you to open relevant texts to support what I tell you. If you cannot practise the gospel you have yourself to blame. Jesus Christ is the Word of God. He is God. If you say, you are Children of God, then you must apply his words in your daily lives. Why do you not teach yourself, instead of teaching someone else? You the one preaching against stealing, do you not steal? You the one saying do not fornicate, do you not fornicate? You the one expressing abhorrence of idols, do you not rub temples, for the name of God is being blasphemed, on account of you people among the nations. At no time have I mentioned to you, I am a prophet, apostle, God or Jesus Christ, neither have I taken up any title.

I have never told you the Olumba Olumba Obu means anything. All I do is to commission you to go and preach the Word of God. I have never told you, I am Lord of Lords and King of Kings. If there is anyone among you, I have ever told any of these things to, bring him before me.

Why not look on the Master Builder? Beware of what you are building, and where you are building to. Because you will be held responsible for any error. You have left preaching the Word of God to say things you are not instructed to say. Who sent you to preach Olumba Olumba Obu is God? My commission to you is, to preach the gospel of love. To speak the truth to everyone, and to be like me.

Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. That is the Word of God. This is his reign, not the time for the flesh and blood, but for the Holy Spirit. Christ said, those who came before Him were thieves and robbers. You have proved to be robbers and deceivers, false prophets, when you tell people, Leader Obu is God, prophet, apostle, or Jesus Christ incarnated. You have confused the world. You are now divided. This is because, when people come here to find out the truth from me, I always stand on the truth, I am none of these things.

You have gone astray from the scriptures. The Word of God says: “after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.” (Hebrews 8:10-11).

THE FATHER’S WORK:

You are resisting the truth. Where you are pursuing is not your work, it belongs to the Father. For He promised to write His laws in the minds of the people, and reveal Himself to all. Your work is to love one another. Christ spoke about the coming of the Son of Man. If people will say, He is there or here, do not go or chase after. He is not there. For even as the lightening by its flashing, shines from one part under heaven to another part, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. (Matthew 24:27). But now, you go about telling people, he is here or there, are you not resisting the truth? I am on my point of truth. I have come and I must remain in my truth.

I AM NOT GOD BUT Olumba Olumba Obu:

If you were to stand on the truth of God’s word the Father will write His law in the minds of the people and reveal Himself to all, you would have no problems at all. By now, the whole world would have known the truth, and become Brotherhood. But you have confused the world by your stories, which are not based on the truth. In prayer, I taught it must be addressed in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. But what I am hearing is something different. You are now praying in the name of Olumba Olumba Obu. Again you say, “Our Father who is on earth.” Who taught you these? Certainly, I am not the one. When you are asked to show them Olumba Olumba Obu in the Bible, you become puzzled. Is there any time I have not shown you Jesus Christ? This is the work of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. I am not Jesus Christ or God, but Olumba Olumba Obu.

The eye-opener to this point is the booklet: “I am not God but Olumba Olumba Obu.” Read it carefully and be guided by it. Even Jesus Christ never said He was God. At one time, He asked the disciples: “…Whom do men say that I am? And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets. And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.” (Mark 8:28-30). Even though Christ admitted his identity, did people follow Him? Why was He killed? “…For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.” (John 10:33).

How many of the disciples had implicit faith in Him even though they knew, he was the Christ? How many refrained from sin? Therefore, if you move about saying, Olumba Olumba Obu is God, but on the other hand, you are stealing, fornicating, lying, smoking and causing trouble everywhere, it is absolutely valueless.

Christ never preached about Himself during His advent here on earth. Because according to Him: “If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.” (John 5:31-32).Christ further expatiated on this issue by saying, “No one knows the Father except the Son.” (Matthew 11:27). All the prophets testified about Christ. Christ testified about the Holy Spirit. Now is the time for the Holy Spirit to bear witness about Jesus Christ.

Logically, the Holy Spirit cannot bear witness about Himself, but He can only glorify and testify about Our Lord Jesus Christ. IS GOD HIDDEN FROM YOU? From the time of Moses, Enoch, Elijah, and Abraham, men have seen God in action. God has been revealing Himself in one way or the other to those He pleases. However, no one has ever seen God with the naked eyes. If He does not reveal Himself to you, you cannot know Him.

Flesh and blood cannot see God. When John the Baptist was filled with the Spirit of God, he was able to recognize Christ as the Lamb of God. But when he later became flesh in the prison, he doubted whether the person he originally introduced, as the Lamb of God, was the one. And he dispatched his disciples to Christ to enquire whether He, was the promised one.

So brethren, I do not come as John the Baptist, or a as prophet, apostle, Jesus, Moses, or as God either. I came with love, truth, meekness, humility, joy, lowliness of mind, self-control, peace and godly virtues. I therefore appeal to you, to remain in me, and weave this mat of love. If you remain in the vine, you will bear much fruit, but if you are cut off, you can do nothing profitable at all. You will become unproductive. May the Golden Text be read.

GOLDEN TEXT: MATTHEW 28:19-20

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

This is what you must always bear in mind, in your different assignments as from now on; so, you may not spark confusion in the minds of the people of the world. I am grateful to God nothing is added to that commission. This is God’s ordained word. These words are not that of Olumba Olumba Obu.

It is noted regrettably, you have changed the Lord’s Prayer. Also you have on your own changed the rendering of Psalm 23, to read, “Olumba is my Shepherd.” Who has taught you these things, and where have you learnt them? Am I the one who taught you or authorized you to teach others what you do not find in the Bible?

I have never taught you these things. Have you not been hearing me saying: “The Lord is my shepherd?” and also repeating, “Our Father who art in heaven?” These actions of yours constitute confusion. One of the reasons you were called is in order to check these areas of confusion in your ministry.

This ministry is universal, with the command: Go, preach, teach and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Here it does not say, in the name of Olumba Olumba Obu. Take note. When you go teach them all you have learnt here. Practise these things yourself first. I do not send you to preach Olumba Olumba Obu is God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, prophet, or anyone else. You are commissioned to go, preach, and teach all nations, all you have learnt here. Manifest all the godly virtues enumerated to you, and live by the Word of God. Let people see God in you. You are the light-bearers. Show the light and the people shall find the way.

Since you have been preaching, Olumba Olumba Obu is God, how many people have you converted?

Many people say, “I like Brotherhood.” They have love no doubt, but what I hate in them is, they say Obu is God. Others, because of this conception, vow not to come to Brotherhood even in death. You have caused all of this; your confused, immature, and unauthorized preaching contributed to this. In order that the apostle Paul may not offend the unbelievers, he said: “Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.” (1st Corinthians 8:13).

THE TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL:

This commission does not condemn any other denomination. It does not criticize any church either. You are only sent to go and make disciples. You are the Children of God, out of the family and tribe of God, in which 12,000 are selected out of the 12 tribes of Israel of God representing the 12 Disciples of Christ. Therefore, you can go anywhere in the world. This commission and command is your authority and identity.

There are many places where the need is still great even in Calabar. From the state level to the national level and world wide, the need is very great. You cannot consolidate yourself in one place in order to accomplish this great task. Because in all the nations of the world, this gospel must be preached before the end comes. As you preach to others, continue to do your daily homework on yourselves, observe a daily stock-taking of your lives, making sure your lives harmonize with the Word of God.

THE MESSAGE OF PEACE:

You must be peaceful. Preaching the Word of God does not require any force. You should not compel anyone, to listen to you. You should not curse, abuse, criticize, or condemn anyone whose frame of mind is not willing to accept your preaching. You are not sent to destroy shrines or to outlaw. Where you are not received, move out peacefully… The instructions are: “Wherever you enter into a house, say: ‘May this house have peace,'” (Matthew 10:12-13), and if the friend of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if there is none, it will turn back to you. Again on the other hand: “Whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you…” (Luke 10:10-11). Here brethren, you are not told to fight nor quarrel at all. It requires patience, endurance, longsuffering and love.

Paul was an outstanding example in this course. In a place where he was not heard after three months without progress, he would move out to another place. But with you, if people do not listen to you, you invoke Olumba Olumba Obu to kill and consume the people with fire.

THE FATHER ALONE DRAWS PEOPLE:

Remember the Father is the one who draws people. If the Father does not call anyone, you cannot force him to come. The same thing happens to members of your family. See John 6:44: “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Why did Christ not perform mighty works in his hometown? The people knew him and his carnal parents; therefore, they had no faith in him. Why remain in a place that does not bear fruit? Why not move to a place where the need is greater, and see God’s powerful works performed? You are not sent out as judges, debtors, busybodies or meddlers in other peoples’ matters.

WORLDWIDE ASSIGNMENT:

Our commission is clearly stated, and I hope you have understood it. Go out and preach, teach, and baptize. It is the New Kingdom now on earth, you are to preach, teach and baptize. It is the New Kingdom now on earth, you are to preach; the presence of the Holy Spirit on earth, and the work, He is doing, universally.

IT IS VERY UNREASONABLE, FOR A VISIONER TO TELL SOME MEMBERS TO GO ON MINISTERIAL WORK IN A NUMBER OF BETHELS. WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO THERE? WHY NOT GO WHERE THERE IS NO BETHEL, WHERE THE NEED IS GREAT FOR THE WORD OF SALVATION?

Paul said, “Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand.” (2nd CORINTHIANS: 10:15-16).

If all of you gathered here are preachers in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star as you claim to be, why then has this message of salvation not reached the whole world by now? Christ started with only 12 disciples, but now you are more than twelve.

The truth is, you consolidate yourselves in a Bethel, even if you are two or three, sometimes just a family. Where the husband is the preacher, then the wife an elder, and the children form the choristers. What a wasteful exercise!

YOU HAVE NOTHING TO PREACH TO THOSE IN BETHELS, BUT PREACH TO THE OUTSIDERS. THOSE IN BETHELS HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM Me. THIS IS WHY, YOUR BETHELS ARE EMPTY. THE TIME HAS COME THAT IS WHY, I CALLED YOU IN ORDER TO REVIVE, STRENGTHEN, EQUIP AND CORRECT YOU.

ALSO TO DEMONSTRATE LOVE, HUMILITY, TRUTH, MEEKNESS, SELF-CONTROL AND HOW TO TEACH YOU.

Some of the ordained ones do not welcome preachers in their Bethels. This is wrong. Sometimes, they ask them for their authority papers. Why? You cannot prevent anyone from preaching the Word of God. But let all things take place decently, and by arrangement, for our God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, this must be so in all the congregations of the holy ones.

DO NOT PEDDLE GOD’S WORD:

DO NOT SOLICIT FOR MONEY. DO NOT PEDDLE THE WORD OF GOD. YOU RECEIVE FREE, GIVE FREELY. DO NOT ADD OR SUBTRACT. But thanks be to God, who always leads us in a triumphant procession in company with Christ, and makes the order of the knowledge of him perceptible through us, in every place. And who is adequately qualified for these things? We are, for we are not peddlers of the Word of God as many men are, but as out of sincerity, yes, as sent from God, under God’s view, in company with Christ, we are speaking.

IN CONCLUSION THEREFORE:

If anyone makes an addition to the Word of God, God will add to him all the plagues written in the Word of God. And if anyone takes anything away from the Word of God, and of this prophesy, God will take his portion away from the tree of life, and out of the Holy City.

Those who have ears to hear, let them hear. May God bless His Divine instructions.

IN ALL THE NATIONS THE GOSPEL HAS TO BE PREACHED. (MARK 13:10).

THANK YOU FATHER.

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