"Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless".

"Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord".
Having read these Biblical excerpts, who are those waiting diligently for the new heaven and the new earth? Judging from the operating system of the Churches of the world and the sinful approach employed by the so-called Church leaders the world over, which of these churches would you say is waiting for a new heaven and a new earth? Take a critical look at the different countries of the world, races, governments, institutions, groups and individuals and juxtapose their atrocious, fraudulent and high level crimes in the world today, would you say that they are those who are truly waiting for the new heaven and a new earth? These accounts for what Our Lord Jesus Christ emphatically told the Samaritan that she worshipped what she did not know, but they (Christ) worshipped what they know, because salvation was of the Jews. Read from: St. John 4: 22. "Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews
The same is obtainable in the world till date; the whole Christendom, Moslem, Hindus, Buddhist, Bahai Faith, Judaism etc., plunge themselves into worshipping what they do not know about. Take the so-called Christians for instance, they claim to be worshipping Christ yet their ulterior motive is to acquire wealth for themselves and their immediate families. They extort money from their members and in turn teach them false doctrines. The churches of the world do not worship God in the real sense of the word, rather they develop mania for idol worship, fornication, adultery, stealing, brow beating, husband and wife snatching, murder and personal aggrandizement. Their target is to acquire wealth at all cost.

Even some members in this Kingdom do not come here with the sole aim of worshipping God; rather their motive is to get their problems solved. And some come for protection, while others come so that they may be blessed with wealth, blessed with children, wife, husband etc. You come here so that you will be given a job, you come here so that you will be discharged and acquitted in your age long court case. Some come here so that they will be feared and respected in their families' etc. Note that except you come here with the mind of worshipping God; you are just like the people of the world that have not come here at all.
You are the cause of your various problems. If you were to know what Brotherhood is and worship God as such, you would not have any problem at all. I want to sound this point loud and clear to you that, in this Kingdom we have no need for money, husband, wife, children, wealth, position and all such mundane things. All we are waiting for is the new heaven and a new earth. The time is nigh for all to join the band of onward march to the new heaven and a new earth. Desist from the search for wealth. If you do not stop to crave for the material things of this world, you are in fact moving into perdition.
Many people here still focus their hope on material things. That is why people say that they want to identify with the Crusaders so that they will be rich, some say that they want to join the Visioners Fellowship so that they will be respected in the society. Nobody ever talks of being baptized into this Kingdom for the sake of having a share in the new heaven and a new earth. The latest is that people scramble to be ordained, as a Child of God so that they will be before the Father, eat free food and be given priority in anything in this Kingdom; in nursing such ambition, you are deceiving yourself. The prime thing is for you to think of having a fair share in the new heaven and a new earth, which the Father is due to fully, establish for His elects. If you have anything in mind other than this new heaven and new earth, note that you are merely worshipping what you do not know.

I want you to realize that Brotherhood of the Cross and Star has nothing to do with the material things of this world. Ours is the new heaven and a new earth where righteousness, Jehovah God and His Christ dwell. If you have this at the back of your mind you will not have any cause to worry about the mundane things of this world. It is always a thing of surprise to the people of the world to see the true Brotherhood members who are deserted by wife, husband, children etc, for the sake of this Kingdom, yet these people are not bothered about their loss. This class of people knows the worth of the Kingdom and its glory, which they will enjoy at the end of their race.
There is no where else you can find peace, righteousness and life apart from here in the Kingdom of God. Our faith in this Kingdom is not in the material things of this world, rather, it is in the new heaven and new earth. We hope and believe in its arrival. If truly you are waiting for this new heaven and a new earth, you have to possess peace, love, mercy, and be rich in all virtues and you have to be without blemish. This Kingdom desires nothing other than truth, love, peace, humility, forbearance, mercy and indeed all righteousness. These are our ultimate goal. That is why you find that the same is preached to you here every now and then. It is no news that a reasonable percentage of the so-called members of Brotherhood worship what they do not know about. This is so because they merely prefer to be Brotherhood members. They do not come to the Headquarters to hear directly from the horses' mouth. But only restrict their worship to out-station Bethels and fabricate false doctrines and teach that to others, thus portraying Brotherhood in a bad light. But as many as come here to receive these true teachings, practice and teach the same to others have no problems at all. Those who do this will have love and live peacefully with all men. They delight in nothing other than righteousness; this class of people has hope in the new heaven and a new earth. To this set of people, the glory of this Kingdom has been revealed to them.

Recall when the Pharisees sought to know from Our Lord Jesus Christ when the Kingdom of God shall come. What was His response? He answered them that the Kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, lo! here or lo! there! For behold, the Kingdom of God is in the midst of you. St. Luke 17: 20-21. Many people who lack this knowledge have derailed from rectitude. A lot of people backslide because their motives in this Kingdom are not met. Those who came here to acquire wealth and all sorts of material things have fallen prey to the members of the so-called born again churches in the world. This class of people are decoyed when they hear that, "you have been baptized into Brotherhood for several years, yet you have no car, house, husband, wife, children, good job etc, why then do you still go there when all your peers have got virtually everything in life"? On hearing this, such people will begin to have conflicts in their thoughts. On realizing that, the so called born again will deceive them into their church in the guise that all these and even more things will be given to the converts by their God. Little would these people know that yielding to such plea is good as accepting to be buried alive. They will immediately pack their long list of carnal desires to their new found 'saviour'. From that moment, they have opted for eternal condemnation. Their desires for wealth will not be met and they will forever not have peace, joy and freedom.
This same reason explains why you see people wandering from one church to the other and from one hospital or juju priest shrine to the other yet do not have peace. But a true child of this Kingdom has no problem; he is ever blooming with joy every minute. At times many people begin to wander why we converge here every blessed day singing, dancing and receiving the word of God, and get surprised that we do not spare a time for rest. Of course, the reason for their thought is lack of adequate knowledge about our hope and expectation. They do not know that we are desirous of sharing in the new heaven and a new earth. Already we are in the Kingdom of God where righteousness and peace dwell.

God's word is true and ever sure. We have read that it was written that this generation would not pass away until all the words of God come to manifest. Read St. Matthew 24: 34. "Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled".
Today have you not seen all that was written about this age manifesting? The limiting factor for very many of you in this Kingdom is that you are still walloping in sins; so long as you are still in sin, you are blinded against God. The truth is that no sinner can see God. For you to see God and be in close communion with Him, you have to sanctify yourself. Furthermore, for you to benefit from your call into this Kingdom, you have to re-order your priorities. Stop henceforth to ask God for mundane things, rather focus your hope in this new heaven and a new earth where righteousness and peace dwell. This is the Kingdom of God. For you to merit it you have to refrain from sinful acts and frivolous demands, after all, these are not what brought you into this Kingdom.
You came here principally to inherit the new heaven and new earth - anything outside this is secondary and appendage. Many people have this misconception that when they are told to love one another and embrace peace, it is because in so doing people will love them back, so that they will have to utilize that avenue to establish links that will aid them to acquire wealth. Far be from this; the fact that you are told to practice righteousness is to qualify you to inherit the new heaven and a new earth. Therefore, brethren, whatever is done here is not to please man or acquire wealth. It is for the sake of the new heaven and the new earth that we are awaiting. Ipso facto, it behoves us all to be without blemish.

The people of the world see Brotherhood members as a group of insane fellows, why this impression? It is because we do not want the things of this world, our hope is in the new heaven and a new earth and our lives depend on its arrival because it is our treasure. For it is said that where one's treasure lies his heart is there. The reason why we opt for the new heaven and a new earth as opposed to the material lust of their world is that the material things of this world will soon fade away with time, whereas the new heaven and earth is forever.

Everything you see in this world is temporary. They are nothing to depend on. One can only boast of his personal thing, which comes only from God. Take for instance, the experience of the Israelites in Egypt. They had lived in Egypt for about 450 years. Apart from history, many of them would not have known that they were not natives of Egypt. Many of them had accumulated wealth and married many wives etc. They were not comfortable there because Egypt was not the land, which God promised them. God had to liberate them out of Egypt to Canaan, the Promised Land at the fullness of time. Note that the Israelites did not leave Egypt because they were hungry, poor or hard up, rather, they needed their own land where they could stay in peace and feel free to worship God.
Think of all the sufferings and hardship they were subjected to in the course of their journey to the Promised Land. Had they reconsidered the good time they had in Egypt compared to their odd experiences on the road to Canaan. They would have retreated to Egypt instead of enduring to Canaan. But they bore it all in the hope of getting to the promised land that flows with milk and honey, indeed their own home. In the same vein, we have hope in the new heaven and new earth. As such, we do not mind what ever hardship and deprivation we experience in the cause of waiting for our goal having been rest assured that the abundant blessings of inheriting the new heaven and earth is beyond human imagination.
Have you not seen how the people of the world are suffering while you are happy? The people of the world have hope in money and wealth but these will soon pass away, whereas the Kingdom of God remains for eternity. As many as have hope for this new heaven and earth have everlasting life. They do not commit any sinful acts. All the kingdoms of the world have collapsed giving way for the Kingdom of God only to live on. Nebuchadnezzar dreamt of this Kingdom, and Daniel interpreted the dream to him that several kingdoms would spring up and fall but that only one kingdom will stand forever. It is none other than this Kingdom you are toying with.

"Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness, wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless".

This is the Kingdom that John revealed when he said 'And I saw no temple therein; for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp is the light thereof'. Revelation 21: 22-23.
This Kingdom of God has no need of security guards, law enforcement agent etc. Jehovah God and the Lamb is everything in this Kingdom. All is well for those who accept this Kingdom. There is no fear, hardship, hunger, hatred, poverty etc., in this Kingdom. What we have here is joy, love, peace, truth and freedom. Jehovah God is the sole ruler in this Kingdom. He has put a permanent stop to all life peril and had restored peace to His elects - He is indeed everything to us all.
Recall the encounter of the Samaritan woman at the well with out Lord Jesus Christ. She did not know Our Lord Jesus Christ to be the fountain of the living water when at first, Our Lord Jesus Christ requested her to fetch Him water from the well. When eventually Christ told her that He was the living water to give and that whosoever drank of it would no longer be thirsty. She abandoned all her bowl at the well and demanded of Christ the living water. That encounter led to Our Lord Jesus Christ being revealed to her as the Messiah, Read St. John 4.

It is not surprising to mention that many disciples, indeed Apostles of old lacked knowledge of this Kingdom. If they had known about this Kingdom, Peter would not have asked Christ what would be their reward for deserting all they had in the world to follow Christ. Even today, many Brotherhood members still ask the Father when this new heaven and new earth will manifest physically. Henceforth, your eyes shall be opened to behold the beauty of this Kingdom. In this Kingdom there is no iota of oppression, or influence of any kind. The joy flowing here is flowing in abundance for the children of God. It is a wise decision to let go the world and the fullness there in and to opt for this Kingdom because it is only here that one had everlasting joy, life, peace and freedom is sure. This popular song: "take the whole world and give me Jesus" collaborates this gospel and relates to its theme. If you know the underlying meaning of the song, you will be singing it every minute of the day. I must add that for you to qualify for this Kingdom and for you to behold this Kingdom, you must of necessity, practice love and righteousness in your ways. Note that this is Noah's Ark and that as many as have entered it are saved. As many as have forsaken sins have seen this Kingdom and have shared in the glory of this Kingdom. If you have not seen Him it implies that you are still indulging in evil practices. Read the Golden Text again:

"Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord".

You must practice the Biblical excerpt above if you need this Kingdom, except you want to loose grip of it. If you are in spirit you will see the Lord but if you are in the flesh you cannot see the Lord because God is a spirit and can only be seen through the spiritual eyes. All those who have come to this realization are those who forsake sins. I want you to note that wealth does not qualify anybody for this Kingdom. All you need to qualify you for this Kingdom is righteousness, aside this, you are far from having a share in it. Once again, I must warn you that flesh has no share in this Kingdom.
Recall when one of the multitudes said to Christ: 'Master speak to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me and He said unto him: man who made me a judge or a divider over you? And he said unto them take heed and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth" St. Luke 12: 13-15. Except we accept to live peacefully with everyone and to practice righteousness, we shall not see God. Let love reign amongst you. This is the new heaven and a new earth where righteousness and peace dwell. And so only the righteous people have the right of inheritance in this Kingdom. The people of the world who profess to be waiting for the return of Christ do not have the prerequisite qualification to behold the Lord. They should be informed that without righteousness no one can see God, otherwise, they will be waiting for nothing.

Today, God is here in our midst. Have the people of the world beheld Him? They have not seen Him because they are sinners. What they can see is money and wealth. They fight, quarrel, and create confusion. They segregate, beat, extort money from people and carve out empires for themselves. This accounts for the proliferation of the churches in the world today.

All those who believe in peace and accept it have seen the Lord whether they congregate at 34 Ambo Street, or not. It does not matter the distance from here, or where they are staying. Many people too have a share in the glory of this Kingdom even though they have not even come here; they are protected and are saved in as much as they have followed peace with all men and have practiced righteousness.

Brethren, it is said that a stroke of the cane is enough for the wise. Those who have ears to hear let them hear. May the Father bless His Holy Words. Amen.

Thank You Good Father

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"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the Tabernacle of God is with 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. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" (Rev 21:3-4)