I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou nor known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that 1 am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: bur the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

GOLDEN TEXT: JOHN 13:34 - 35
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Beloved, this message has a lot to do with the Kingdom of Brotherhood. When it is said that the Kingdoms of the world have become the kingdom of God and His Christ, it means that love has engulfed the entire universe. The importance of love cannot be over- emphasised. Ii is so important that even if somebody should sell all his possession and give the proceeds to the poor, such display of charity would be worthless and meaningless, if he does not possess love. Similarly, even if somebody surrenders himself to be burnt in a furnace of fire when he does not have love, it is equally meaningless and unprofitable. Further emphasis is still laid on this issue of love even if a person gives his life as a ransom for others but does not have love; such an exercise would also be unprofitable to him.
The greatest thing as far as the present dispensation is concerned is love. Love is the greatest thing in the whole world. Subsequent generations would not be known without love. The interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream about a certain kingdom that would emerge, tower over and swallow up all other existing kingdoms referred directly to love. What it implies is that love would be the only covenant and ruler of the whole world. Therefore it would be meaningless to have mercy, be truthful and honest if you do not have love. Even if you are the most eloquent and astute preacher in the world, your eloquence would amount to noting and would not be appreciated if you do not possess love. This time is meant for you to realise that love is God, Christ, man and every good thing that exist in heaven and on earth.

Your claims to love God are false if you do not love man. If you love man, your love for God and Christ would be profound. Christ unequivocally stated that, whoever loves his brother is the one that adheres to His commandments and His Father would make His abode in him. You are living witnesses to the fact that since the time of creation, love had never before existed in this magnitude in the world. You are considered most lucky because the Holy Spirit has descended to earth, and by the close of the century, that is, 2000 AD, you would witness the profuse and full manifestation of love. The activities going on now are preparations for the enthronement of love by 2000
From then love will reign till eternity. This happening will be an affirmation of the scriptural statement that the kingdoms of the world have become the kingdom of God and His Christ, and He shall reign eternally.

Recall the statement that was made during the baptism of Christ John at the River Jordan. John heard a voice, which said, "Thou my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased." This statement was referring to love, for Christ is love. Any person who has love has obeyed God. Our Lord Jesus Christ first introduced the concept of love into the world. And as the one who introduced it, He as well practically demonstrated it to the fullest. It is therefore imperative that everybody follows the path paved by Christ by demonstrating love. Certainly, if you practise love, you will have eternal life. Our Lord Jesus Christ is love. God is love and in order to resemble Him, you must demonstrate love.

The only existing law in the kingdom of God is brotherly love. Everybody co-exists in oneness and love. So all you are required to do is to express love for one another. If there is anything worthy of human consideration, it should be love. The most precious and worthiest thing in life is love. There is no doubt that all of us are familiar with the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ on love. In His teachings, Christ thoroughly expatiated the concept of love so that that nobody would feign ignorance of its paramount importance in our daily lives.
Christ's unique ability to practically demonstrate love was the only overwhelming achievement that conferred on Him the divine title of King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It would not be an exaggeration if we accord love the greatest glory much more than anything else in whole world. There was no other thing apart from love that prompted Christ to stoop so low as to accept the shameful death on the cross for the remission of the sins of humanity. So it was Christ who revealed love to the world. What we are enjoined to do is to closely follow His footsteps. Although love was never practised until the advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, but it had been in existence even before the foundation of the world was laid.

Everything in heaven and on earth is ruled by love. We are advised to continue in love, especially now that we have the understanding that God and Christ are love. Undeniably, it is better to dwell in love than cause confusion, engage in quarrelling, falsehood end other unwholesome acts. Love does not rejoice in evil. Love constitutes mercy, meekness, humility, kindness and the rest of the virtues.
Summarily, love entails everything; that is why it is said, 'love covers iniquities.' It is the fulfilment of all the laws. Any person who has love is not boastful and does not hate his fellow man. There is no pride in anybody who possesses love, and such a person can never hurt his brother. The signs that are found in somebody who embodies love are humility, temperance, mercy, endurance, patience, longsuffering, and the ability to live peacefully with one another. But the reverse is the case with someone who lacks love; he is always surrounded by one kind of problem or the other, quarrelsome, impatient, intolerant, merciless and always in an aggressive mood.
Christ is love, and because of that, He declared that He is the vine while we are the branches; and whoever does not abide in Him cannot accomplish any work. All the problems that befall man emanate from his lack of love. A sower of a seed of discord indulges in falsehood, stealing, nurtures the spirit of disunity, stinginess and malice, and as such embodies all the virtues of God. There is an iota of love in everything visible and invisible. Love is immeasurable.
Re-examine the First lesson:

I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

Brethren, this is the plain truth: Love is like an egg; fragile and delicate, whenever it falls on the ground, it gets broken and useless. Love is light; without it, you cannot see. You become decomposed and useless anytime you indulge in falsehood and all your efforts to progress in life will be futile.
Each time you keep malice or get angry, you break the law, nothing can amend it. Love could be likened to a needle that cannot be mended once it is broken. That is the reason why you are to have love, for it constitutes eternal life. You can only be an heir the kingdom and a permanent dweller of the kingdom when you possess Love. And on the other hand, if you lack love in you, you shall be destroyed from the earth surface.
Love is the only key to the Kingdom of God. Anybody who does have love cannot see the gates of God's kingdom. In the kingdom of God, love constitutes everything to everybody. Division, hatred, fighting and quarrelling does not have any place in the kingdom. There is no sex, age, or race distinction in the kingdom. To God, everything is masterminded and controlled by love. So, we do not have any problem whatever since love constitutes everything to us.

Any person who indulges in falsehood does not have love in him, and the only alternative is to cast him into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. Love is the supreme commander of heaven and earth. Whenever reference is made to the New Kingdom, we are referring to love. The stipulated punishment for whoever contravenes the dictates of love is condemnation to a lake of fire. The time is ripe for everybody to demonstrate love because if you do not practise love, you will be shown the way out of the kingdom. Even though you surrender all your possession to the poor, it would not benefit you anything if you do not have love.

Love is God, and it is everlasting; it neither deteriorates nor can be diluted. God does not have another name apart from love. Love is perfection. God has been in existence before the foundation of the world was laid. He has been from the 'everlasting of the past' and shall be till eternity. What we call the world is an overflow of the love of God arranged in artistic perfection. And because the world is not aware of this truth, it becomes inevitable that the people of the world must experience inexplicable problems as a way of making them recognise Him. There would have been no more problems if everybody had surrendered to love.

This gospel is serving as a final warning to the entire dwellers of the world. Whoever refuses to love his brother by deviating from the path of love will be doomed. Christ was the first to introduce the doctrine of love, however, He did not ensure its full manifestation, He merely laid its foundation. And in the present dispensation, the Holy Spirit has come down to the earth to bring everything to full manifestation.
That is why you are enjoined not to ascribe the title of teacher to any other person other than the Holy Spirit, for He is the Sole Instructor and only Teacher.
The problems in the whole world became compounded because of the absence of a righteous man who could lead mankind. However, in the present dispensation, the Holy Spirit has come down on earth to lead everybody. It is therefore expedient for us to look up to Him as a model, for the scriptures had revealed that we shall emulate Him when He makes his appearance in the world. God has one truth, which reveals His steadfastness and omnipotence: indeed, when He sends you on an errand, He goes along with you to accomplish it. Presently, He has manifested on earth to get rid of the wrong conceptions that had before now been associated with love.
The present generations will not pass away until everything that was ordained to happen comes to manifestation. The Father has come to establish love in the entire world. This is the first time since creation that love has manifested physically in the world. When He came as Christ in His last advent, He could not demonstrate perfect love hence, He said,
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (John 16: 12- 13)
This is the time prophesied about. Evidently, He has come to you lead to the accurate knowledge of the truth. He has also come to establish love in the whole world. AII the people who do not possess love are not worthy to enter into the kingdom of God. And if you are not in kingdom of God, you will be eliminated from the surface of earth.

It is not possible to adulterate love; love is unique and vibrant. As popularly said, when one finger touches oil, it soils the other fingers. Also, bad habit corrupts good manners. Imagine what will happen if a person who was elected into an office of the Prime Minister embezzles an enormous sum of money from the government's coffer during his tenure in office, indisputably, whoever succeeds him will be regarded as an embezzler. This is the ugly-situation prevalent in the world. One evil deed multiplies or produces many more evil.
The reason why Abraham cannot be regarded as a completely righteous man is because he waged series of wars against his neighbouring people. Paul's belated righteousness cannot also be accepted because he consented to Stephen's death. Moreso, Matthew a tax collector and later disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ cannot be rated as good, because of the nature of his job before his apostleship; he was considered a cheat and an enemy of the public. All these problems and situations are commonplace in Nigerian society in particular and the whole in general.
Re-examine the Second Lesson:

Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou nor known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that 1 am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: bur the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

Since the disciples of Christ were not aware that Christ was the Father Himself, Philip demanded that Christ should show them the Father. The entire teachings of Christ to His disciples came from the Father. This gospel you are reading equally comes from the Father who is the Almighty God. No other being apart from the Almighty God will advise you to desist from stealing, fornication, hate, and other malicious acts. The Almighty God is love. He has now manifested physically on earth for the whole world to see Him. If you are lucky to find yourself in the kingdom, it is advisable that you hearken to the injunctions, which I give to you. In the nearest future, all will constitute a shining example of a nation led by the Mighty hand of God. Indisputably, it is only a nation led by God that can achieve what is only obtainable in a utopian state.
Your refusal to practically demonstrate the injunctions of God as I impart to you has a great deal hindered the manifestation of the love of God in you and in the whole world. The reason why you have not to begun emulate God is that He is not yet revealed. I know you would certainly do so when He is revealed. God does not demand anything from you apart from you practising all the teachings given you in the kingdom of God now among men.
Having come into the kingdom, you have utterly been transformed into a new being. While many people are wallowing in sins in the world, you are enjoying in the kingdom. At present you may not be able to see the differences, but in future when the scales that are preventing you from seeing clearly shall have fallen off your eyes, you will then behold the glory of God. It is impossible for you to see the love of God when you are still neck-deep in sin.

Various church denominations still regard Brotherhood as an organisation that is opposing the practice of the injunctions of God. Others say it is not a church. "Of course, this group that says Brotherhood is not a church, is right because Brotherhood is no church but the kingdom of God on earth, where righteousness reigns. It is where all the injunctions of God are practised. The world is expecting the coming of Christ but fortunately, you have the Promised Comforter in your midst and you are also lucky to be by Him.
As many as would put into practice His teachings would have salvation. It is worthy to mention that many of the members have, through the teachings of the Holy Spirit, abstain from the eating of fish, meat, refrained from fornication, indulging in diabolism and other vices. You have now been born anew; you have become a child of God. Vision and prophecy cannot confer on anybody the title of child of God. The childhood of God can only be acquired through practising the injunctions of God.
Love is the embodiment of all things. So it is imperative everybody in the world, irrespective of church, age, sex and racial differences possesses love. Whether you are a churchgoer or pagan all you are required to do is to possess and demonstrate love in all your dealings in life. The reason why you are asked to show love is that if you have love, you automatically, are a child of God.

In order to have good preservation, new wine should be put in a new wineskin. Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is the New Kingdom of God and the only known law is love. Everybody is implored to express love to one another. If you do not have love and express it to others, you would not have share in the kingdom. Should you take a critical look at the entire situation in the world and her inhabitants, you would discover that there is nobody who loves his brother. But God has now come with His kingdom to supplant all other worldly kingdoms. So the consequence for those who do not have love is complete extermination from the surface of the earth. When this mass elimination would be carried out, no consideration will be given to the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodist, Buddhists, Eckists or Muslims. As a matter of fact, religious affiliation is not a criterion for salvation. The only key to salvation is love. If you possess love, the gate of the kingdom lies ever open to you.

Re-examine the Golden Text:
GOLDEN TEXT: JOHN 13:34 - 35
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

I have brought a new commandment:
Dwell in love
The covenant of Moses has gone,
Love is the new covenant

Beloved, God has come into the world to reform mankind. You should count yourself most fortunate to be taught by Him. So you do not have time to waste, you should at once start expressing love to one another. Where you fail to do so, you will certainly face damnation. Let this sink into your marrow, blood and mind, the covenant of Moses is now obsolete and no more relevant to the new system; love is now the covenant. Therefore, if you refuse to exhibit love to everybody, you would not exist in the world by 2000 AD. The divine assurance is that love will permeate all realms, and control all planes of manifest by the close of this century. Let me resound this warning: whoever does not turn a new leaf by practising love shall be destroyed. There is no other law that shall exist at that time in the world apart from love. The deadline meant for everybody to posses love is 2000 AD. Anybody who has no love by this time shall face destruction. Love is the only law for all the children of God. It is only through love that you can be identified as a true child of God.
Do not rejoice because you are holding any ecclesiastical office such as Pope, Bishop, Archbishop or Pastor; God is no respecter of persons. If you hold any of these offices but do not have love, it will amount to complete waste of time.

Brethren, a stroke of cane is enough for the wise. Let he who has ear hear what the Holy Spirit has imparted to the whole world. May God bless His holy words, Amen.


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