THE EVERLASTING BIBLE LECTURE DELIVERED BY
THE HOLY FATHER, LEADER OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU
THE SUPERNATURAL TEACHER AND THE SOLE SPIRITUAL HEAD OF THE UNIVERSE
(WHQ) BCS 34 AMBO ST CALABAR NIGERIA
"CHRIST WAS NOT BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY"
TEXT: ST. JOHN 8: 1-59
The main duty of a Brotherhood member is to spread the good tidings of this Kingdom to all corners of the world. If there had been a message that the Holy Father is going to anoint people with Holy Oil or Sprinkle Holy Water on people, you would see that the Hall would not accommodate the number of people who would come to receive the blessing.
Now that the Father wants us to come and receive the gospel of life and wisdom, you will not see many people. Some of them say that they would not go there so that the Father might not disgrace them by pointing out their evil doings. You do this because none of you is prepared to refrain from sin.
Read verse 58:
"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am."
How do you understand that verse which is read to you?
Read verse 33:
"They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
Among these two groups Jesus and the Jews: who knew better than the other, is it Christ or the Crowd? The Jews claimed that they were Abraham’s children and when Christ heard this He told them that before Abraham was born He was already in existence.
When people talk about Our Lord Jesus Christ, they count His genealogy but have they heard of this statement made by Christ that before Abraham He was? Why then do people say that Our Lord Jesus Christ was the son of David? Why do you celebrate 25th December as being the day when Christ was born? Is it true that He was born that day? He had made it clear that ever before Abraham came into existence He had been.
The question is, does the world not tell lies by saying that Christ was born on the Christmas day? If He Himself had said that He had been, right from the foundation of world, how do they come about the statement that He was born on the 25th December?
The Bible Class is conducted in order that you might be well equipped with spiritual weapons so that when you come in contact with any set of people you might apply what you have been taught and so play with them as the cat does with rat.
Day after day you stand up to say that you want to narrate the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Do you know exactly when He was born? You, who have made such a statement, have you ever referred to this passage that He was even before you who claim to narrate the story of His birth? It seems to Me that the world loves falsehood more than the truth.
Now, what happens is that many people, even the members in Brotherhood, want to know the origin of the Holy Father and the origin of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, instead of practicing the gospel given to them daily. What confuses the whole world is that they are struggling to explore the origin of Brotherhood. If you say that Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judah, compare your statement with the scriptures read to you now.
I have told you time without number that you should not be concerned with the genealogy of any person because it would bring no benefit to you. All the writings about the origin of the Holy Father are absolute falsehood.
The only opponent to the entire world is the testimony of the skull of France. You say that the Leader is a native of Biakpan but the skull confirmed that the Holy Father is not what people regard Him to be. If all of you were to refrain from saying what you do not know, but put into practice the daily gospels rendered to you, you would have not had any problem. Do you really know the meaning of those words of Christ that before Abraham He was?
IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD: THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH:
Read Genesis 1: 25-27
"And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind; and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
Have you heard that brethren? It is said, "Let us create man in our own image," who said these words? Was Abraham there by that time? Does it mean that before man was created God was not in existence or was Christ not in existence or the word of God? Brethren, who is Christ because until now I have been trying to clarify to you this point but you close your eyes and ears and refuse to receive the gospel. Inspite of that you still want to find out when Christ would come from above.
Read St. John 1: 14:
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
Who is Christ? He is the word of God. Have you not heard that Christ was always saying that He and His Father are one? Who is God? Who is Christ? Was Christ not in existence before the world was made? Then does this not reveal openly that Christ was, before Abraham came into the world? Do you now believe that the word has come down to the world in the flesh and blood to dwell with men and you see Him in your midst?
If you say that Brotherhood was established recently who said, "let us create man in our own image?" How did that statement come about? Does this not make it clear to you that before the foundation of the world Brotherhood was in existence? This also confirms that Christ was in existence ever before the world was established. God and His Christ have no beginning and no end. They exist forever. Therefore, brethren do not continue to search for the origin of God. He has no end.
I am never interested in all that the worldly people are saying. What interests Me is only to love one another. That is all.
Read Hebrews 7: 3
"Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually."
Who is that person referred to in this passage? Who is that Father and Mother according to the words of the portion read to you? Where did it start and where will it end? This is what is called; "I AM THAT I AM." Therefore, be not in doubt again, nor should you continue to struggle to write the genealogy of the Holy Father. When you do this, what do you think about loving one another, which is the language to understand? Have you complied with this instruction? Do you not reject the word of life and chose death?
Read 1st Timothy 4: 7
"But refuse profane and old wives fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness."
What I want you to know is that you should not bother to know where one comes from. You should hold fast to the truth, which is in your midst and the gospel, which you receive daily. This is why many in the world are confused.
Read St. Luke 20: 38-47
"For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him. Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said. And after that they durst not ask him any question at all. And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David’s son? And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, the LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand". Till I make thine enemies thy footstool. David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son? Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples, Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation."
Have you heard that brethren? Have you noticed where your troubles lie? You say "Jesus the son of David have mercy on me." What does the passage tell you? Does it say that He was the Son of David? Even when angel Gabriel announced during His birth that he was the Son of David, was that statement correct? Would you not refrain from saying what you do not know in order to avoid putting yourself into judgement?
BROTHERHOOD IS MISCONCEIVED BY PEOPLE
Brotherhood is likened to the Elephant and which the six blind men visited. Each of them described the elephant differently according to the respective part which each of them touched. The same thing is what the world is purporting the Holy Father to be according to each person’s viewing and wisdom. As a matter of fact, He is never any of those things.
If Christ was the Son of David, why did David himself say, "sit down at my right hand until I bring your enemies under thy footstool said the Lord". Why then do you say He is David’s Son? The purpose of this lesson is to reveal to you the wisdom of this Kingdom so that when you meet those who say that they have studied the scripture for years, you would not have any problem in out-shinning them.
Right from now be it known to you that some of the words that you come across in the Bible are guesswork. The same thing happens to most of you when you are asked about the origin of your Leader, Olumba Olumba Obu; I will not say a word to all those who are trying to write about the origin of the Holy Spirit. What I know is to love one another.
Be watchful and you will see that very shortly many people from different institutions of learning will publish different ideas about the Holy Father. Whatever a person likes let him do. I am not concerned about that. Have you not heard what was said about Christ? Some people said that He was mad, others said that He was a Samaritan. I am telling you the fact that Christ was the Word sent directly from God. This is hidden from the whole world. This is why you always read in His statement that He and the Father are one or that He is in the Father and the Father in Him. He had always glorified the Father because they are both from the same origin.
Brethren, if you have known that you are made out of the word and that the word is God, you would have known what you say when you want to speak. The only thing you should say should be that the Father is doing His work, because all works are done by Him.
EVERYTHING IS DONE BY THE FATHER
If you have known that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are in you, you would not have feared to say, "I and the Father are one". Now who among you knows that it is the Father who is doing the work you see? How many of you believe that God, Christ and the Holy Spirit are doing all the wonders that you see daily? The Trinity God is the word and the word is what is doing the mighty works that you witness daily.
The word existed right from the beginning, and through the word were all things made. The human beings, animals in the forest, fishes in the water, the trees of the forest, birds of the air everything created by God were made out of the word and without the word nothing would have been in existence.
Read Genesis 1: 1-8
"In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the water, which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."
Brethren, have you heard that "then God said, Let there be light and there was light." What is that, is it not the word? Before anything was created, the word had already existed and the word was God. God sent Christ who was also the word through whom all things were made.
Brethren, to prove that the word is a powerful instrument, take for example, when a barren woman comes to receive blessing from the Holy Father, the mere pronouncement that she should go for all things are made well by the Holy Father, the word becomes a child. Some of you come with the thought of having employment and the mere saying "go all is well", the next day surprisingly to you, inside your house, you receive a letter of appointment to start work immediately whereas you have not written any application. What has brought about all these happenings apart from the word from God’s mouth?
Now many people are afraid that the forth-coming elections might bring about another war. I am asking you where is the war going to be fought. Others are commenting that this present world is becoming more corrupt than ever before. How would this be corrected again?
EVERY CREATURE IS BROTHERHOOD
The question is, does any of you here in Brotherhood now know exactly how he managed to become a Brotherhood member? Some people always ask, what actually is meant by Brotherhood? I tell you that human beings, birds of the air, animals in the forest, trees in the forest, fishes in the water, the grass in the field, even the commonest creature you can think of, all the creatures of God are Brotherhood.
God Himself, Christ, the Holy Spirit and the Angels are all Brotherhood. This is the basic truth whether you like it or not all things are Brotherhood.
Brethren have you not heard of the testimony of a native doctor who went to the bush to pluck some leaves to prepare his concoction, how the roots and leaves told him that he should not use them because they are Brotherhood. It was because of the case that he came to see the Holy Father for blessings. After the father had blessed him, he went back and before he could got to Uyo, he received a message that the people who had sued him to court did not turn up for the case. And because of that the case was struck off in the court and he was therefore, discharged and acquitted. Apart from the case, he had a room filled with juju. On his return from the visit to the Holy Father, went into his room as usual to greet his juju but there was no reply as usual. All of them were completely dead. He wondered what might have happened to them and decided to buy some sacrificial materials to sacrifice to the juju in order to resuscitate them. There is another testimony from Chief Awolowo who visited the Holy Father. He discovered that the humility found in the Leader could not be seen in any ordinary human being on this earth plane. Dr. Aggarwal of India had the same experience. When he arrived home, he discovered that all his charms, concoctions and talisman were all rendered useless.
Then I ask you, whom do you think is doing all these wonders? Are you the person? When you hear Him saying, "Go" I am before and behind. I am everywhere, in the water, sun, moon, and on the surface of the globe. Do you use to believe that what I say will come to manifestation? Do you think that I only make the pronouncement for fun? When you come to receive blessing, in the course of the blessings, you used to hear Me pray to all, touching on all aspects of people’s problems, what do you think is doing the job? Do you think that these works are done by hands or weapons? No, they are done through the words of God. That is why when I utter a word your problems no matter how difficult and numerous has to be subject to the word and vanish away immediately.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF NAME
This great name OLUMBA, has a special assignment, power and dignity and the day that it will be revealed to the whole world, wonders would not fail to happen. That is why you are always advised to be careful on how you use it. The first "OLUMBA" has a special meaning and duty; the second one has its own significance and assignment. "OBU " has its own different meaning and work. If you have known this, you would not have used it anyhow.
A man wrote the name of the Holy Father with an intention to send it to India for investigation. The Holy Father appeared to him and warned him. He did not heed but sent the name to India. When his colleagues proceeded to investigate what the name means, they were also seriously warned not to tamper with this sacred Name. After an unsuccessful investigation, they pleaded with the Holy Father and sent this Name to their other colleagues in Denmark who warned them that they should not attempt to be in loggerhead with this Name because it is a Holy Name. All the different names that you answer have their different meanings. They are words and are all the time at work. The word "God" is always at work. That was why when Our Lord Jesus Christ was born, the Angel which announced His birth said that He should be called "JESUS". This is because the name Christ has quite a different meaning and assignment.
Your main problem is that you do not believe in the word. I want all of you to say as from now on that you want God to put these words in your hearts, because God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit are all words of God. There is no other means by which you can have your problems solved other than by the word. Majority of you come here to ask the Holy Father, to say a word so that you may have children, wealth, good health, overcome your enemies and so forth. How many of you have ever said, Father say a word so that I may refrain completely from sin of fornication, adultery, stealing, envying, backbiting, quarreling and vain thoughts. You are witnesses that if I make such a pronouncement all of you will completely put to an end all those evil habits.
THE POWER OF WORDS
Whatever I say out is true and must come to fulfillment. There is no person to oppose Me in any way. The reason why I do not say out words at random is that once I utter a word, it is just like a flame of fire. Take an example from the immediate change of the controller of the Central Bank of Nigeria who was before an expert, in the worldly habits. Once the Father pronounced that as from that moment he was going to forsake all those habits. That came to pass. What ever I say out, no amount of prayers and fasting would remove it. I know the importance and significance of these words. For instance, there was a time when people indulged very much in fornication. Then I asked "Do people think that God who made Annanias and his wife, Sapphira to fall dead when they lied to the Holy Spirit is no more existing?" Immediately after My pronouncement that any man or woman, boy or girl who would indulge in that act, either of the couple would be found dead. That took immediate effect until many people rushed to plead with the father to withdraw the pronouncement.
Now that all of you require worldly wealth and money, you have made up your mind to serve God and not to refrain from evil doings. I am just watching you because when I say you have to do these things, all of you will leave your different offices. Do you understand? You do not know where you are, no, because you think that as you are committing these vices, the Holy Father does not see. There is no other door to this great Kingdom apart from through the word, which is Christ.
St. John 8: 7
"So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her."
How do you understand that passage? Now that you continue to impute sins for other brethren, have you searched yourself whether you have no sin? It would have been better to be perfectly pure before you know what to say to other people. Why do you criticize others when you are full of sins?
JUDGE NOT, SO THAT YOU MAY NOT BE JUDGED
Romans 2: 1
"Therefore thou art inexcusable O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another; thou condemest thyself. For thou that judgest doeth the same things.
Brethren, have you heard that? In all My teachings I ask you to refrain from sins and not to impute sins for others. If you practice these words, you would have no difficulty in life. You who judge others for breaking the law, do you have something to say in order to defend yourself? You call yourself a chief, a king or president yet you have concoctions, talisman and indulge in fornication and adultery, do you have any excuse to be free from the great judgement of God? If you are a thief and another person is like yourself, both of you are birds of the same feather, then whatever is stipulated by the law binds both of you equally.
Upon all the teachings, which you receive daily you still do not make up your mind to forsake a single bit of sin. Inspite of all the teachings and admonishing, people still continue in fornication and committing other vices. What wisdom is there in committing all these sins, don’t you know that when you do these, you are opening a wide way to your enemies to blaspheme the truth? You are all witnesses that none of the good works that are performed here in Brotherhood is ever reported in the newspapers, but the slightest omission would appear on the front page of the Nigerian Chronicle.
Read Verse 9-11 of our text: Have you seen who is your saviour? Inspite of the gospels that you receive daily now, you would realise that the people of olden days practiced the word of God. If it were you, you would not mind stoning the woman. The question now is, among all of you here in Brotherhood and those outside the world, is there any difference between you since you are still continuing in sin and imputing sins for others while you have not purified yourself.
If I should count sin for any of you, you would have seen how the world would look like. The freedom you enjoy is because I do not count sins for anybody; instead I continue to bring you up with the words because God is the truth, and will ever remain a truthful God.
Hebrews 8: 12
"For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more."
I WILL BE MERCIFUL TO THEIR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS:
What do you understand by these words? It is said, right from that day that Our Lord Jesus Christ shed His precious blood, all sins were forgiven. They were never to be remembered any more but this is on a condition. That is, if you are able to keep the instructions He gives to you in the Holy Scriptures, then the precious Blood will redeem you; but if you fail to comply with the teachings imparted to you, you have yourself to blame.
The whole world doubts why Brotherhood members are so wealthy and have no problems as the worldly people have. I have only shown you a short example of the truth in the word of God. The Israelites wanted to use their position as the children of God to enter the Promised Land. They had very long way to travel. The shortest way to enter the Kingdom of God is the one I am showing you. Reckon no sin for anybody and love one another.
St. Matthew 18: 34-35
"And his Lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses."
God does not impute sins for any person but when you see a man who owes you a very small amount, you threaten to imprison him while you were forgiven of your own numerous debts
Is there any of you who does not indulge in reckoning other people’s sins? The reason why I do not reckon any sin on you is that you might emulate Me and be free because when you point your finger at any person, some other person would do likewise to you. If you allow people to their own ways so would you be allowed to yours. If you criticise people, be prepared that you would be criticised as well. Any body who sees another person’s sin is in trouble and under the law. Many of you say that you have been a member in Brotherhood for twenty years yet you have not had any benefits. Yes, you have refused to forgive your fellow brethren. Let it be made clear to everyone that the Father does not call us because of our unrighteousness, but through His love and mercy. Each one of you is expected to do likewise to his brethren. This was the final teaching of Our Lord Jesus Christ that we forgive one another just as He had forgiven us. It is the same teaching that you should forgive each other. If you start now to forgive people you would see that you have perfect peace of mind.
Do you not see how the whole world blasphemes against the Leader by saying that He is Beelzebub, He is one thing or other; Have you ever seen where such power exists or have you ever come across such a person in the different novels that you have read. Think of a person who has no opponents to challenge his power? May be you thought that I am foolish. What I know is love one another. There is not a single person who is ready neither to receive the daily teachings imparted to you nor to practice any of them.His
Romans 12: 20-21
"Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head; Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."
OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD
Have you heard that? The Holy Father uses good virtues to overcome the evil acts of this world. Do not forget that.
St. Luke 17: 3-4
"Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him."
If a man kicks against Brotherhood let such a person pray fervently for himself. I wonder if that person has been reading this portion of the scriptures. There is nothing as good as forgiving one another, else you can never be in peace and once you refuse to forgive your offender, you have killed him or her already.
James 5: 19-20
"Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins."
I do not want you to be only the hearers of the gospels but I want you to hear the gospels and practice them.
St. John 8: 34-35
"Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin: And the servant abideth not in the house for ever; but the Son abideth ever."
Brethren, don’t you see here that any person who commits sin is a slave to sin and would ever remain in the punishment of sin to eternity? Anybody who indulges in sins can never have peace rather he continues to lament, face tribulations and sufferings in his or her life. Such a fellow can never sleep soundly nor eat peacefully. In fact he is a dead person. For example if you have a beloved friend whom you envy for one reason or the other you would agree that you would not have any peace of mind until you go to him and confess your sins before him before you could have peace.
HE THAT IS OF GOD HEARETH GOD’S WORDS
What is difficult in practicing the word of God? Why should the members continue to quarrel and fight in this great school? Why should you want to be dirty again when you have been cleansed?
St. John 8: 47
"He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."
Do not doubt when you see anybody who cannot practice the gospel. This is because such a person is not from the family of God. Not all are true children of God. It is only those who hear and abide by His teachings that are His true children.
No matter the amount of preaching to the worldly people, they would not understand your language and so cannot practice what you are preaching. You will be preaching and they will continue to commit sins in your own presence. If you are able to put into practice all the words that you hear, I tell you that you would have no problems whenever you are offended. If any person offends you, do not wait for the person to plead with you but go and plead with him so that you may have peace. Once a person gets into your trap, he becomes afraid of you. If you remove that fear from him he is released from that bondage.
St. Luke 23: 34
"Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted His raiment, and cast lots."
FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER
I want every one of you to practice this gospel. If anyone offends you and asks for forgiveness, you should accept him and gain peace to your life. On the other hand when you offend anybody, do not wait until you are told, go straight to the person and apologise to him that you have sinned against him and ask for immediate forgiveness so that peace might be bestowed on you.
It is very shameful for Brotherhood children who after having received this wonderful gospel, they are found misbehaving like untrained children. For example if you go to court, the first question would be "what church do you attend", and if you mention Brotherhood, you would be asked whether you have reported to your Leader before. This is so because everybody knows that Brotherhood does not sue anybody to court. You are just like dogs. Can any person who is fond of suing others to court, and seeking to revenge when he is so offended be regarded as a Brotherhood member? The scripture says that if you are for the Lord, you will hear and abide by His instructions. If you do not hear His voice you are not His sheep. Our Lord Jesus Christ said not all who call Me Lord, Lord will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven but only those who hear and practice the words of My Father who is in Heaven.
"I bring peace, truth, humility, love, oneness and all the good virtues from God to you. That is why when you commit sin, I will not beat you rather I would advise you not to repeat such practice next time. Whatever you believe in is what holds good with you. Since I do not believe there is any other power but of God, I only advise you to refrain from concoctions and believing in vain powers of this world. And to forgive one another because you are all sinners as well as debtors to that precious blood which was shed on behalf of our sins."
Colossians 3: 12-13
"Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness, of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye."
I will not take you further. Let My peace and blessings abide with all of you. Now and forever more. Amen.
Thank Your Good Father
"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)