"But be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren"

"He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."

Brethren, what is read to you is the gospel, which marks the commencement of this Pentecostal Assembly. Everybody keeps asking you the significance of the December Pentecostal Assembly. They refer to April Pentecostal Assembly as symbolising His passion, death and resurrection. They insist on knowing what the August Pentecostal stands for since they are always at sea about it. Many of you in Brotherhood refer to this Assembly as "convention or whatever else you feel appropriate. Some of you say that it is done to commemorate the occasion of the movement from No. 8 Eton Street. This is totally wrong.

You have heard the content of the first lesson, second lesson and the golden text. Do you know why we always start the Pentecostal Assemblies with the Spirited Children's meeting? It is always with this meeting that all Pentecostal Assemblies are opened because spirited children are the children of God. You will notice that some people come from London, some from America but somebody can live in these premises and will not be able to attend because he is not a child of God.

This is not a worldly meeting but strictly for the children of God. You may be a millionaire, a king of a super-power, if you are not a child of God, you will not remember the meeting because other things will occupy your mind. Many are Pastors, Apostles, Evangelists and what have you in Brotherhood, but they never partake in this meeting. Be it known to you that all the things done in this Kingdom have their roots from this meeting. Many have come here to extort people. Some come to fight, steal, cause trouble and commit all kinds of abomination. But this meeting which is referred to as the meeting of the "sons of the soil", does not admit any evil man. This goes on to explain why Our Lord Jesus Christ said that "not all those who call Me Lord, Lord will enter into the Kingdom of God but all those who do the will of My Father". He also made it a point of duty to perfect His discourses with the words. "Those who have ears to hear, let them hear". Who are those who have ears to hear, apart from the children of God?

Neither be surprised when you find everybody going about with a Bible nor at the spread of many churches in the world. The pertinent question is how many church denominations practice the gospel of God? Name just one. How many churches hearken to the instructions of our Lord Jesus Christ? How many church denominations does God know? Because it is said, "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me".
That is the pivot around which everything revolves. If you, as a follower, do not know the significance of August Pentecostal Assembly, listen attentively and hear now. It is during this August Pentecostal that many wonderful things happen. December is set aside for the remembrance of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. April is observed to commemorate His passion, death and resurrection. What prompts Him to be remembered as the child of God? What prompted Him to be killed as the child of God? From where did all these emanate? August is the most important of all the Pentecostal Assemblies because it was during this month that our Lord Jesus Christ was revealed. God revealed Him through baptism saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, hear ye Him".

Brethren, the joy about this month is greater than any other. His revelation as the Son of God is a thing of great joy. He was baptised in August. After the baptism, the Father revealed Him. That was why John the Baptist testified saying, "Behold, the Lamb of God which takes away the sins of the world". The Gospel of today has, in like manner, revealed you as the true children of God. You will then see clearly why He says in Revelation, "Thou has a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments, and they shall walk with Me in white; for they are worthy". This is an indication to you that Brotherhood existed before creation, but the 8th of august 1958, marked the first time the children of God were clad in white garments. On the 8th of August 1958, the children of God, and Christ were revealed throughout the world.

This does not imply that Christ had not been in existence before then. He was in existence. You are a witness to the fact that when our Lord Jesus Christ was born, no one knew Him to be the Son of God. He sojourned in Galilee, Nazareth, and the environs till He grew up into manhood. He lived till He was up to twenty-seven to twenty eight and nobody knew Him. But on His thirtieth year, by the month of August, He went to John for baptism. And John baptised Him, because, it was previously revealed to John that he should baptise with water but the person whom the spirit would descend upon, is the One who would baptise with spirit and with fire. John bore witness to this confirming that He is the Son of God.

Brethren, ponder over this. Why was He not revealed in January? Why did John not reveal Him in February, March, April, May, June or in July. It was in August that John revealed Him to the entire world that He should be recognised as the Son of God. The eyes of the world became wide open on hearing the pronouncement. This is My beloved Son, hear ye Him". It was for that purpose that John the Baptist came. He did not come to trade, or to do any other thing. He came to reveal Him to the entire world at the fullness of time.

This month is a month of joy to all the children of God, the world over. Do you not witness how people are holidaying during this period? You have no reason not to rejoice in Him. It is our position to sing and dance and feast and do many great things because this is a wonderful month. If one asks why there is a holiday period in December, April and August, they can explain that of December and April. What about the one in August? It beats their understanding. Why is it clear to the children of God? It is because as children of God, they are with the Father.

When Peter said unto Him, "Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, sisters, or fathers, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life". There are three basic things here worthy of note, sitting upon twelve thrones, receiving a hundred-fold and inheriting everlasting life. This is the promise that is meant for the children of God. If we rejoice and reveal His glory, we will be revealed with Him. If His glory is not revealed, who will reveal you? If He does not reign, how will you reign? If He does not own everything, how will you possess anything? If He does not live forever, from where will you get everlasting life?

In like manner, as He is the Lord, all the children of God are Lords. As He owns everything, the children of God own everything. As He lives forever, all the children of God will have everlasting life. It is for this reason that you are advised not to seek your self-glorification because everything He has belongs to you. You should not seek self-glory or personal wealth. When His glory is revealed, it is the only one glory through which you also will be revealed. I had told you that whatever name you are called, prophet, pastor, bishop, deaconess, prophetess, chorister, Christ Servant, or what ever is not as important as being called a child of God. Just a little while, you will not want to be designated. Pastor or Prophet or Reverend. You will prefer to be called brother, I am Brother Olumba. Do not attach any title to My name. I do not want to be called an Elder or any other name. Such are names used in seeking what to eat. The real name of the Son of God is brother.
Our elder brother is our Lord Jesus Christ, our Father is God and all of us are brethren. In what vein will one speak for you to understand? Have you not heard about the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit? Are you not the Holy Spirit? The situation can be likened to that of a chemical compound whose elements cannot be dissolved. Your problem is that you will want to separate one element from another. W hen you attempt this, you will fail. You want to seek your personal glory. If you do this you have failed. The August Pentecostal Assembly is very gratifying to the Father. The power in it, the wealth in it, the progress, and the revelation in it are great. Brethren, let the first lesson be read:

"But be not ye called Rabb:, for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren"

Brethren, is His Word not fulfilled? It is said, when He shall appear, you shall be as He is. Go home with what you are told. Do not call any person Lord or teacher, and do not call any person father, or any other name because you are a brother and I am a brother. You are My sister and I am a sister. All over the world, we are brothers and sisters. You are Brotherhood

This meeting is for brothers. Remember after His resurrection, He told Mary, "Touch me not, for I am not yet ascended to My Father, and your Father, to My God and your God". This makes it explicit that your elder brother and My elder brother is our Lord Jesus Christ. Your Father and His Father is God. Whether you are black or white or colored, He owns all of you. This is the period we should commemorate His revelation. Nothing is little in this Kingdom this August Meeting is what would have attracted all the planes of manifest. I want to open up the understanding of all the ignorant. All those who have never dreamt or see visions will experience a remarkable development in them. The whole world is stimulated. The different blessings, which are usually showered in August such as prosperity, peace, gladness and joy, power, grace and glory is really very great. The joy of His birth in December and that of His death in April is not full. This is the full joy. This is when He is revealed to confirm your knowledge of Him as the Son of God, and the Son of Man.

When He was born as a little child in the manger, who knew Him? No one knew Him. He was regarded as a good-for-nothing. When He died, the disciples ran away. They did no other thing than to lament. But think of the day He went to John for baptism amidst the great crowd and behold, it was declared, "This is My beloved Son, hear ye Him". Imagine how great the joy was. It is against the law for any person to arrogate to himself the position of the Son of God. That was why He was killed. If He had been called a Prophet, He would not have been killed; they would not have even disturbed themselves. If He had been called elder Jesus, no Jew would have bothered. If they had said, Apostle Jesus, they would have gone their way. But for Him to be called the Son of God, they started to imagine whether God had a Son. That was what killed Him. His garments were rent in pieces.
They thought it incredible that such a thing should happen. When He proclaimed "I and the Father are one". The Jews brought out sticks, machetes and spears to kill Him. And Jesus answered them, "many good works have I showed you from My Father, for which of these works do ye stone Me? The Jews answered Him saying, for a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy; and because thou, being man, makes thyself God". That was why Jesus was killed. When He was passing through trials, no wrong was found in Him but they continued to say that He had violated their law by claiming to be the Son of God because God has no son".
From the beginning of the world, till today, the entire world has been desirous to see when the children of God will be revealed as you are now revealed. You can recall when the Apostles, evangelists and the Crusaders went to America. A certain woman revealed them as the children of God. In London they were equally revealed. Before their arrival, it was already revealed that the children of God were on their way. Why do you not rejoice in this August visit? Anyone who calls you an Apostle has failed. It is a blasphemous statement. If you are called a Prophet or a Reverend, do not answer. When you are called brother, it is the greatest name in heaven and on earth.

Our Lord Jesus Christ came, suffered, died, resurrected, and lived for the sake of Brotherhood. All Prophets, Apostles, Evangelists, Elders are under angels. But all angels are under brothers. Why I am saying that Apostles, Prophets, Elders and others are under angels is because, a slave cannot sell a slave like himself. You are all messengers. But brother is the overall under whose feet everything is subjected. They should give out instructions. That is why no one wants to hear about the name "Son of God". If you call yourself a son of God, you will face stiff opposition. Some people say openly that they admire Brotherhood except that they are arrogating to man the position of God. That till their death, they cannot come to Brotherhood. This is history repeating itself. But do they know that you have been revealed as the children of God. You are the Christ's of God. For as many as have been baptised have put on the Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, slave nor freeborn.

Our Lord Jesus Christ said if you do not believe in Me, believe in My works. Upon the number of church denominations, prayer-houses and the number of people occupying the world, who has been able to practice one gospel of God? Do you not say that the gospel of God is too difficult to practice? It is said, love ye one another even as I love you. Do not fornicate, do not kill, but love every person. Have no other God before Me. Be thou perfect even as your father who is in heaven is perfect. Brethren who is he that fits in here?
We are not waiting for prophets. There are many of them around. We are not waiting for apostles. If you now claim to be a child of God but continue telling lies, you end up disproving your claim. When you say you are a child of God, why do you hate another man? Does God hate? Who can boldly say that he is a child of God let him indicate. God is a spirit and the fruits of the Spirit are love, truth, faith, patience, temperance, meekness, peace, mercy, humility, good manners, joy and gladness and these are the virtues which reveal you as a child of God. It is a very simple thing for one to copy the answers of mathematical problems and present to you, but when the teacher demands a proof of how you arrived at the answers, the story will change.
In like manner, it is very easy for any person to claim that he is a child of God. Where is the proof? Do you not hear that many are called but few are chosen? Not all the children of Israel are Israelites. Not all the children of Abraham are the real children of Abraham. But the elects are the real children. Who are these elects? They are the children of God. Who are the children of God? They are those who hear the word of God and put it into practice. Many people come here for fish and bread. They keep pestering your life about when the feast will be shared. They will hurry up from home in order to meet up with dinner. All the children will be gathered to the Bethel. Now that the gospel is in, he is either asleep or moving about outside. He comes around on hearing the feast song. Very early in the morning, he will be around during service. In the evening you will find him around. But he does not hear nor practice any gospel. He will remain here and steal, quarrel, beat up people and cause confusion, while gospel is going on, he will not fail to be here every day.

It is said, 'before him shall be gathered all the nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divided his sheep from the goats; and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left'. What is it that is used in separating them? Is it sword or gun or stick or hand? How are the children of God differentiated from those who are not when all of us are putting on white? How will we know the church that is of our Lord Jesus Christ and that which is not? Every street and wherever you go to, people shout upon the name of "Jesus". I am shouting and you are shouting, but which of them is a sincere one?
The Russians do not call on Him. The Moslems do not call on Him; they do not even recognise Him. So many people do not call on Him but He still feeds them. Why do many people and many church denominations call upon Him and do not practice any gospel of God? Why are all the people here in white garments not really in white? Not all the pastors are true Brotherhood. Not all the ordained ones are true Brotherhood. Not all the Christ Students are true Brotherhood. Elders are many but not all are Brotherhood. There are many choristers but not all are true choristers. It is not all brotherhood that are Brotherhood. But, there are true Brotherhood. This goes to confirm that which He said, "not all those who call Me Lord will enter into the Kingdom of God, but those who do the will of My Father. Let the second lesson be read. That will serve as an eye-opener to all of you:

"He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."

Do you know why it is impossible for you to practice the word of God? The answer lies in what has been read to you. Nobody is taught how to steal, tell lies, to be exasperated, or how to commit any sin. The man of the world is born with these traits. Parents often complain that somebody has spoilt their children. That is erroneous. Your son had already been bad long before that time. A husband will claim that a certain person has led his wife astray. The truth remains that your wife had derailed from the path of rectitude before the advent to this world.
The children of God are born. They come into the world with the virtues of God. Nobody teaches them to exhibit such behavioral patterns. Did God not say, "of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it?" Did Adam and eve not eat of the forbidden tree?

That was the reason Adam begot Cain and Abel, the former being a child of perdition and the latter, a child of promise. In the same token, you may have three children and one of them is a child of God, while the other two are children of perdition. They are born with these qualities. Notwithstanding the good things you may minister unto the child of perdition, all will tantamount to vanity. All that you might render unto him are your heart desires but he will stop at nothing to pursue his evil path. This truth has eluded all of you. You are not hated because you are an evil doer. You are not loved because you are righteous. The children of God are born. And they have no relationship with anything, which is evil. They also hear the words of God and put them into practice.

The Holy Scripture says, "He that committed sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning". Satan has never done any good thing and will never accomplish that which is good. That is why it is said, "He that is of God heareth God's words, ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God". Which day has it been preached here that you should commit fornication? When have you been instructed to indulge in the preparation of concoction? Which day have you been taught to go and kill somebody? But from January to December each year, you are taught to have love, to be humble to forsake doing that which is evil. On going outside, what do you practice? You continue in your evil ways because you are not a child of God. For it is only the children of God who lend their ears to the Word of God.
It is not now that they have come into Brotherhood that they exhibit virtuous behavioral pattern. They were born into the world with the knowledge of God. They follow the footsteps and no stumbling block comes their way. No matter how one preaches the Word of God to the children of perdition, they will remain indifferent and continue pursuing their evil courses. Pentecostal periods like this offer them the opportunities to go about deceiving people in local communities.

There are people who have been in Brotherhood for twenty years but have never shown faces here in Calabar. They claim that those who go to Calabar are people of little or no faith, that the Father is everywhere and is with them. But a critical diagnosis will reveal that his way of life does not show that the Father is with him. It is said that faith without works is dead. You profess that there is only one God in existence. This is true but what school of thought does Satan hold in this light? The devil claims that there is also one God in existence.
Even though he knows this truth, he is still stealing, killing and committing other atrocities. He will plead that you should not report him to the Father but he has not stopped perpetuating his demonic tendencies. In such a circumstance, what useful purpose does it serve? Has his belief yielded any good fruits?
The children of God do not steal, neither do they commit fornication, nor indulge in the preparation of concoction, nor tell lies, nor commit any act of sin. Rather, they love everybody. If you tell a child of God not to be generous to people, he will not abide by such advice. Should you tell him to steal, he will not mind you. He will laugh at you. If you instruct him to commit fornication with millions of naira offer, all will be to no avail. Consider the case of Joseph. The wife of Portiphar, his master, had said to him, lie with me'. Did Joseph accept that love offer? Joseph left his garment in her hand and fled.
Our Lord Jesus Christ always ends His preaching with the statement that those who have ears should hear the word of God. This means that the children of perdition have ears but cannot hear. They have eyes but cannot see, and their hearts are hardened.

Brethren, all those who are the children of God hear the word of God. They do not fool around with it. They are begotten by the Word of God. Do not be worried because somebody can build a Bethel and uses it to deceive people. Somebody can buy as many copies of the Holy Bible as possible but uses them to deceive people. Look at what is happening today in our contemporary society. There is the proliferation of churches. A thief builds a church. A murderer has founded his own. A necromancer establishes one. Everywhere you have people calling on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and jingling the bell.
But you are told, "He that is of God heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God". Consider the great number of church denominations, the ever-increasing multitude of church members a church leaders today, vis-à-vis, the prevalence of hatred, theft, preparation of concoction, envy and other vices being the order of the day in villages, offices, governmental circles, along the streets, and everywhere. Why should such a trend exist? The scripture says, "Is any among you sick? Let him call for the Elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick". In your case, you hold tenaciously to the misleading statement that as God helps you, you have to help yourself. The bishop even encourages you to go for medical treatment in a hospital and to consult a necromancer. You are taught that whoever does not engage in the preparation of concoction is a murderer, and such is not a man of God. Can you not realise the underlying factor of such a bishop?

You should not be surprised that among the ordained ones, are the children of God and the children of the world. We have Pastors of God and pastors of Satan. The ordination ceremony is conducted on both the children of God and the children of the world. Because God "makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust". All over the Brotherhood world, we have the children of God and those of Satan. It is said, "He that is of God heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God". Of a truth, a tree is known by its fruits. Do not use the white raiment as a parameter to know whether somebody is a true Brotherhood. Rather, use his behavioral pattern.

It is no shameful act to find a bishop taking up his card and telling you that he is going to the hospital for treatment. The same holds of pastors, elders, choristers, spirited children or any other person who professes to be a child of God. What children of God are they? They are the children of Satan. Our Lord Jesus Christ had said, "Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do, because I go unto My Father". And it has been said, "He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe. In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover".
If you have these signs, why do you fear death, why does sickness affect you? I always hear people saying that somebody has been poisoned, or is suffering from stroke. Others contend that they are tormented by evil forces. But I say, depart from Me. Have you not seen that the sheep have been separated from the goats? The children of the world see nothing but witches and wizards. Right from their vision to their manner of offering prayers, this forms the foundation. They preach about nothing else but witchery.

The children of God do not think or act in this way. And they have no problems at all. The vineyard is very large and there is a clear line of demarcation. As you are here, there is a boundary. Therefore, Jehovah God and His Christ knows those who are of His flock. His sheep hear His voice they do not hearken to the voices of strangers. It is not because of money, nor because of one's size, nor because of violence that they are identified. Those who are the children of God hear the Word of God and the word of God must always proceed out of their mouths. What does the word of God say? It says that one must have one wife. You must not desert your wife to marry another woman. You must not put aside your husband to contract new love. You should not bear malice against anybody. You should not indulge in the preparation of concoction. You should not believe in witchery, ghost, apparition or mermaid. You should not impute sins to any person. You should regard everybody as one. That is the equality element among the children of God. And they are born into this world with these sings

As for the children of the world, should you instruct them to do so, they will vow upon their dead bodies never to comply with such a doctrine. It is pathetic situation to have a pastor, a prophet, a Christ Servant and other ranges arguing that they will refrain from it gradually. They request the Father to teach them how to forsake fornication, on a gradual basis. The Scripture says that you should get prepared because you do not know when the Son of Man shall come.

Now that you contend to forsake fornication on a gradual note, what would happen if He comes now? You should realise that if the good man of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not have suffered his house to be broken through. That is why the children of God use the words of God as the underlying principles of their life.
They do not lend ears to the words of the flesh. They have no dealings with anything; they proclaim nothing but the words of God. Therefore, if you find any person in Brotherhood who does not practice the word of God, the person is not a child of God, but when you see those practicing the words of God they are the children of God. Brethren, I do not wish to overload you. Let our golden text be read:

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."

Brethren, have you heard that? It is said, "My sheep hear my voice". If you instruct them not to steal, they will not steal. You enjoin them not to commit fornication, they stop it. You tell them not to drink and they forsake drinking. They are admonished not to kill, not to commit one atrocity or the other, and they comply with these instructions. Without any iota of dilly-dallying, they abide by the teachings given to them.

Mention any Brotherhood member who does not come here to receive the Words of God but is able to practice the Word of God. Mention any person in the world who professes to know God, but who will not shed tears when he comes here to receive the Word of God. Because he will realise his nakedness that he has not yet started his journey along the road of practical Christianity.
When you are there in the world, you claim to know God much, but on getting here, you will realise that you made a mistake. As a student goes to school every school day, so he receives lessons and becomes charged with knowledge, and knowledge is concealed from you. That is why the Ethiopian eunuch answered Philip when he asked him, "understand thou what thou readest"? "How can I, except some man should guide me"? You can read the Holy Scripture from Genesis to Revelation without comprehending anything, unless you are taught, you will always grope in the dark.

The seal has been loosened and that is what you are witnessing today. People now contend that ours is no longer the business of God. And I ask, what is it then? These things revealed to you cause people to argue that there exist some secret doctrines in Brotherhood and that Brotherhood is a secret society perpetuating mysticism. They believe that there are other secret books in Brotherhood and that there are some underlying mysterious things in this Kingdom. They pose many questions to you, why you go about bare foot? Why you do not drink, and many other abstinence?
Do you know why they are turning round to question the cause of your ways of life? What did God tell Moses? He ordered Moses to take off his shoes from his feet because the place he stood was a holy place. Does it follow that they in the world have not read that portion of the Scripture? He also said "But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead neither marry, nor are given in marriage. Neither can they die any more; for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

God said unto Aaron. "Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation lest ye die; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations". You are not to drink anything of whatever brand and that is an eternal injunction. You are instructed not to touch the dead, nor to weep when your father, mother, relatives go on transfer, nor to defile yourself because you had separated yourself unto God. Have the inhabitants of the world realise this truth? Instead, they continue raining questions on you concerning one issue or the other. They are not the children of God. Therefore, be not disturbed when the children of the world do not come here. Because all the children of God throughout the world hear My voice and I know them, and they follow Me.

From January to December each year, do you hear Me preach about Olumba Olumba Obu? I do not preach about man, I do not preach about angels. I do not preach about tree or money, but I preach about God, and about the word of God. Therefore, the children of God hear and practice the word of God. They know precisely what really is the word of God and they follow Him. And He knows them by name. God knows all the children of God. He has no dealings with the children of perdition. Thus, you should not struggle for position. Do not seek to be a prophet. Do not seek to be an evangelist. Do not wish to be a chorister. For here is not the place to fight over positions, because everything is bestowed unto you from heaven. Wherever you find yourself, God knows about it, if you are His child. But if you are not of His flock, He does not know you. In this Kingdom, we have no new or old members, neither are there men, women, or children but all are children of God.

All those who are the children of God speak nothing but the word of God. They see God, and submit themselves unto God. They also serve God in various capacities. That is why the Holy Scripture has said, "It is the last time, and as ye have heard that anti-Christ shall come, even now are there many anti-Christ; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us; but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us".

When you hear that somebody has bolted from Brotherhood, have patience, or that somebody has come into brotherhood, exercise patience with that person because nobody comes in or goes out of Brotherhood, for all are Brotherhood. Now is the era for the unfolding of the glory of Jehovah God and His Christ. That is why when one attempts to go to preach the word of God to brotherhood members, he would be advised to retrace his steps because it is impossible to remove a Brotherhood member from this fold. For what is he going to preach to a Brotherhood member? Immediately somebody, who preaches the Word of God realises that you are a Brotherhood, he will take up his Holy Bible and go home. What can you preach to a Brotherhood? "If it holds water that you are worshipping a human being, why have you failed to worship them? Are they not human beings? Can you see how they have implicated themselves?

They make one sad mistake; they say you are worshipping a human being. At the same time, they profess that Brotherhood members do not accord any recognition to any person not withstanding his station in life. They say that even if one is a governor or highly esteemed person, Brotherhood members will not accord them any respect. But as for their leader, they kow-tow to worship Him. Is their leader not a human being? Are they themselves not human beings? Why have you not worshipped them?
It is this statement by Our Lord Jesus Christ, which settles the dust; "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me". Consider the enticements given you to withdraw from brotherhood, but all to no avail. The entire family members will meet and promise to offer you an aeroplane, and to do anything to you in a bid to force you to withdraw from this fold. The entire church members will come and weep over your newfound faith in Brotherhood. But with no kobo, you will laugh over the issue. You will not lend ears to such overtures because you are a sheep of God and a child of God.

They claim that the Father is a false god. They attempt to reduce Him to nothing but to no avail. They will tell you that your sickness is till not healed and you have no child, besides, you are impoverished. On these grounds, you should decamp to their church in order to reverse the ugly trend. But all such insinuations are always dashed to the rocks.
A man will threaten his wife that if she does not deny the Father, the marriage will stand divorced, and with immense joy, the woman will pack out her things from his house leaving him surprised. In the office, if the appointment of a Brotherhood member is terminated, he is filled with joy and will give thanks to the Father for removing him from work. People around him will be perplexed at his reaction. Their conclusion is always that I have bewitched you. But is their witchcraft a weak type?

Hitherto, if you had entertained any doubt in mind, know it today that, "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me". They will inquire about all that you have put into the services of God, or what have you gained from Brotherhood. Take the four wise men as a case in point. Of all what they did to our Lord Jesus Christ, what reciprocal gesture did He do unto them? They presented those gifts to Him because they knew and followed Him. All of them worshipped God, and they were wealthy. Just on seeing the star, they came from the East and worshipped Him because they were the children of God.
It is incumbent on each of you to rejoice because you have been identified as the real children of God. Do not doubt any longer if you had done so in the past. All Brotherhood, the world over are the children of God. And they are not adopted children. They are not prophets, pastors or what have you but the legitimate children of God, the heirs of the Kingdom of God.

Brethren, it is said that one stroke of the cane is sufficient unto the wise. I do not wish to belabour you. Those who have ears let them hear. May God bless His Holy Words. Amen.