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
"THE WORLD AND THE PRODIGAL SON"
TEXT OF DISCOURSE: ST. LUKE 15: 1-END
LOVE IS UNCHANGEABLE
Beloved, who is referred to as the prodigal son? It could be deduced from the text that the entire world represents the prodigal son. This is so because in spite of God’s kindness in His dealings with man, man is always treating God disrespectfully and rejectingly. No man wants God but God’s love for us is unconditional. The desire of the prodigal son was for his father to change his status to that of a slave or servant but he was rather warmly received. Like the prodigal son, we had rejected God and continued wandering in the world. Remember that when the prodigal son realised his folly, he repented and went to the father pleading not to be regarded as a son, but as a servant. And because of that remorse, he was accorded honour for the father became blind to his sins, and received him. It is in the light of this that I always advise you, wanderers to go back to God. Your Father is yearning for you. He is ready to accept you and write off your debts. Read St. Luke 15: 1-2
"Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners to hear him. And the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. You should now understand the essence of the scripture recorded in St. Luke 15: 4. What men of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them doth not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after that which is lost, until he find it"?
GOD IS READY TO RECEIVE
The world would have been doomed but because of the love of God, He is ready to redeem us if we are willing to return to Him. You need to examine yourself at all times. Do not forget the reply Our Lord Jesus Christ gave to the Pharisees and the Scribes as recorded in verses two through four of our text of discourse. The coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ restores the joy and goodness we missed as a result of our separation from God. Hitherto, there was no salvation anywhere but His advent has brought salvation and light to mankind.
THE WORTH OF MAN
There is always joy among the angels of God over one sinner that repents. We have rejected and disregarded God. None has ever embraced or received God. Instead, we always claim the sonship of stones, carved objects, trees and other inanimate objects created by God and placed under the superintendency of man. Today, God has come to redeem us for Himself. He has opened His gate for the penitents to share equally in His bliss and salvation. And as many as emulate what the prodigal son did, are bound to receive the same blessings and salvation, which he received.
God never deserts sinners; instead, He is merciful and willing to receive any sinner who returns to Him. Contrarily, most of you are fond of imputing sins to people. This is not what is expected of you. All that happens in the world reflect God’s divine arrangement. The differences in God’s plans and man’s behaviours have made God to decree that all knees must bow to Him. The decree stands fulfilled whether you believe and accept God or not, man rejected God from time immemorial, hence, we claim to be sons of mundane things. But God is anxiously waiting to receive us, if we repent. And as many as repent of their sins are blessed with all their needs and expectations in life. In fact, such people are granted eternal life.
GOD IS GENEROUS
The grace of God is sufficient unto us all, but our iniquities sometimes deprive us of this bliss. This conforms to His statement in St. John 15: 1-6, "I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 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 withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned".
Read Romans 14: 11. "For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God".
Beloved, you now know the causes of the plights of man in the world today. It is the rejection of God by man that is responsible for all the sicknesses, poverty, hunger, imprisonment etc, on earth. The worldly people are surprised at the overall progress made by you despite the fact that you were condemned to penury. They are the worse surprised because your progress emanates from your membership of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. Read St. Matthew 11: 28 "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest".
THE PROBLEM WITH THE WORLD
Out of ignorance, the people of the world claim that members of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star worship man instead of the real God. Why then are they having insurmountable problems in life? It is true that once you accept God and are baptised, you are filled with the Holy Spirit, and your problems gone. The problems in the world are not unconnected with man’s refusal to accept God. However you are advised not to persuade anybody to come to Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. This is time that no one should be advised to know God. God, who created you equally created the trees, fishes, roots, leaves and the carved words. It is surprising that you believe that these things can bring salvation. What is the status of God who created them? If you, superintendent of all creations cannot save yourself, how then can the lesser creations under you help you? Your reasoning is faulty.
Nevertheless, as a merciful Father, God will never cast away anyone who comes to Him irrespective of the person’s sins. You cannot give somebody what you do not have. The trees, water and other objects you worship and sacrifice to, cannot save you because they have no salvation. The best is for one to believe in God. As many as believe in God are overcomers and it is our right to be free and dominate other creations. But since you still doubt, you always entertain diverse fears in life and ipso facto believe in the existence of juju, mermaid, witches etc. Hence, you are denied your right. As one who can walk, communicate very well and understand one another, you need not be told that inanimate objects cannot save you. You are a manifestation of God. These objects do not know their left from right, but it is surprising that you sell your pride to them.
DO NOT FALTER
Having been called into this Kingdom, always keep to the word of the Kingdom and make sure you do not falter. Do not be disturbed about the state of the unbelievers. Let them deny God so that the scripture which says, whoever denies Me on earth, I shall deny him in heaven before the angles, will be fulfilled. If you have sinned, note that at any point you repent wholeheartedly, you will be unconditionally accepted into His Kingdom. Read St. Matthew 28: 18-20
"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and on earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost; Teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world". Amen.
GOD IS YOUR FATHER
God is disappointed in you because you claim to be the sons of your carnal parents whereas God is your true Father. The three names you answer have nothing to do with God. Do you know that by doing this you are disgracing God? I tell you these things so that you may come to realise that you are a begotten of God. Everything about you should be traced to Him and Him alone should you glorify at all times.
Read Revelation 19: 10, "And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me see thou do it not; I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus; worship God for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy".
YOUR PROBLEMS ARE YOUR BELIEF
There is a spiritual chorus, which says; "I shall not bow down to anything made by man". Now that you depend on roots, water spirits, juju etc, how do you reconcile them with what is stated in the scriptures? As at now, you find it difficult to believe that your problems are un-connected with water spirits, juju and witchcraft, your problems arise from your weird beliefs. It is the whole truth that they are not superimposed on you by powers you do not understand. Read Hebrews 1: 6, "And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him."
BESIDES GOD, NO ONE IS POWERFUL
Now, where lies the wisdom and understanding of those who claim to know Brotherhood of the Cross and Star? Why do you continue to seek salvation from where you cannot have? The truth remains that you would be boasting of nothing as a member of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star if you are faithless and doubtful. I have always advised you to believe in God and be free of problems. Each time I tell you to take a cue from Me, you would say that you are human while I am God. You think that because I am God according to you, I am beyond emulation. When I tell you that faith crowns it all, you argue, hence, you go about displeasing God by attributing His glories and praises to other things. Do not believe that any such thing is powerful. It is only God who does everything. Therefore, you are the architect of your problems. This was what prompted Christ to ask those who went to Him for help what their desires were, before He helped them. This was because it is out of the fullness of the heart that the mouth speaks. I am telling you these things with loud voice so that you reverse your actions and thoughts. Read Romans 10: 6-10
"But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, say not in thine heart, who shall ascend into heaven? (That is, to bring Christ down from above) or, who shall ascend into the deep? (That is, to bring up Christ again from the dead). But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart; that is, the word of faith, which we preach; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation".
THE SEARCH FOR THE SOURCE OF POWER
Many of you have no faith in the Father that is why some people go to Biakpan not to bath in the water and be saved but to search for the legendary pot believed to be the source of the 'Father’s power’. People do this with the aim of establishing empires for themselves like the Father has done. They believe that "the pot of the water of Biakpan" is synonymous with power. These people want to be worshipped by others but unluckily for them, their search always prove abortive. My advice is that you should stop being naïve, only listen to the word of God, which is power and eternal life. Have faith that with the power and authority in me, my actions and pronouncements are capable of making great things happen. So, as many as believe in God are saved while those who doubt are doomed. I tell you that those who believe do not insist on seeing Me always. Instead, they stay afar off and see My powers in them whereas the unbelievers, are often found here gazing at the Father and praying to be invited into the vestry so as to be prayed for as a solution to their problems. Read St. Matthew 13: 54 - end.
"And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brethren James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief".
LACK OF FAITH BREEDS FEAR
Beloved, it is as a result of lack of faith that you often entertain fears of all kinds and perceives the existence of juju, mermaid, ghost, witches etc. It is also lack of faith that makes you to always demand Holy Oil here in the Kingdom. This is an utter misconception of the saying that heaven helps those who help themselves. Faith, you should know is the most precious pearl you need because it embodies all things in life, and once you have it, you are filled, whole and without problems.
THERE IS NO CHILD OF PERDITION
I have brought forth the truth and as many as know and receive this truth shall not perish, but shall obtain salvation. At the same time, all those who refuse this truth, I do not say shall perish, because there is no child of perdition amongst you. What I would rather say is that you have to receive this truth so as to be saved. Your problems are enclosed in your believe in the existence of Satan.
As of now, you have conducted a lot of investigations on the existence of Satan. Have you been able to come out with a proof of his existence? The fact remains that Satan does not exist in reality. You constitute Satan because of your doubtfulness. Whoever is not a believer is Satan. Read Hebrews 2: 1-9: "Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with diverse miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit according to his own will? For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. But one in a certain place testified, saying what is man, that thou art mindful of him; or the son of man, that thou visited him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownest him glory and honour, and didst set him over works of the hands; thou hast put all things in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour, that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man".
GOD RESPECTS MAN
Who is man that God should visit? This question is for those who always disregard man but prefer to worship stones, sticks, wood, rocks, fish etc. If man were not to be respected, how then would God have given all powers to man? Have you ever been told that God gave His power to any other thing apart from man? The word I speak to you is God and once you believe in it, you are all right. You desire spiritual work as a result of faithlessness. It is at the completion of the so-called spiritual work that you always claim that the Father has really worked in you. Are you sure that it is the Father who did the work?
There is a certain brother who used to stay at Atim Edem Rise Street. He gathered to himself agents who canvassed for customers for him for diverse treatments such as D & C, barrenness, winding off ill luck etc. Men patronised him and spent so much for nothing. This is the work of faithlessness. In fact, he made sure he had fun with all the sisters that consulted him for help, and of these sisters, reasonable percentage today, are his wives. So, beloved, there is nothing as great as believing in God alone. You do not believe in Him, hence, when you come in here, instead of looking up to the Father, you go about seeking pieces of advice from visioners and consequently, you are misled. Read 2nd Thessalonians 2: 4-11
"Who opposeth and exalted himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know that when with holdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doeth already work; only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth that they might be saved. And for this cause, God shall send them strong delusion that they should believe a lie".
GAIN OF THE BELIEVERS
Beloved, whoever believes in what I say shall obtain salvation but as many as shall reject My word, you are to be blamed for whatever would become of you. Some people may come to you and claim to have known the Father more deeply than you know; thereby asking you of the implication of the Father’s acts of shouting, "Hallelujah", placing the palms together when offering prayers, and His mode of dance. Since you do not know anything about the said implications, he would continue to elaborate to you some misleading points and suggest their solutions. And if you are keen, your faith would be weak and you are misled at the end. These things I have told you so that you are not deceived by anybody. Be informed that anybody who claims to know Me is a thief and a liar. Anybody, who tells you that he is My friend, says so in order to deceive you for I have never had a relation or friend. I have never entered into partnership with anybody before. So, if you are told stories to these effects, know that such storytellers only seek to deceive you. Read Rev 13: 10
"He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity; he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and faith of the saints".
God has come to stay here in the world, so, all the blasphemies and false accusations about Him are of no effect. In the same vein, since He has come in full swing, there is no form of blasphemy that would be capable of causing the children of God to derail from the path of rectitude. It is to this end that I always advice you to hold firm to your faith. Read St. John 14: 26
"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, he shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you".
THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The above excerpt emphasises the coming of the Holy Spirit. And the pronoun, 'HE’ is being attached to the Holy Spirit to prove to you that it is human that is being referred to. So, He has come to teach you all things and to bring you to the accurate knowledge of truth. The teaching He has brought to the inhabitants of the world is life eternal. So, all that is expected of you is to adhere strictly to His teachings. It is very funny and indeed, pathetic to realise that you find it very difficult to refrain from all the things the Father advises you to purge yourself of. Read Romans 14: 22-23
"Hast thou faith? Have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemned not himself in that thing which he alloweth. And he that doubted is damned if he eat, for whatsoever is not of faith is sin".
Anything done without faith is the greatest sin. And once you are faithful in God, you are filled. Do not let anybody weaken your faith. Sometimes, you hide your soutane because of fear of what people tell you. But I am telling you that the garment you hide is of very great significance. Read St. John 15: 5-6
"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".
Have you now realised the source of your problems in life? At any point in time you loose your faith in God, you are doomed and bound to have diverse problems in life. Without God, you cannot succeed; therefore, it is better for you to cling to God. God is always sufficient to us, but because we do not believe in Him, His blessings often elude us. It is not correct to say that Christ is in heaven because He is present everywhere. How can we exist without God being with us? He is all and in all. Never you allow anybody to deceive you any longer. No matter the position you occupy here in the Kingdom, you have been advised to always have faith in God, for by so doing you are saved. After all, in so far as you have been baptised, you are on top of the world. Adam was doomed immediately he was cut off from God. It is to this end that I always advice you to cling to God at all times.
For your take home message, read St. Luke 15: 11-34 once you are separated from God, you are doomed. This is exactly what the prodigal son did as read above and it did not augur well for him. No matter the amount of money you are blessed with, if you do not believe in God, it avails you nothing, for you are bound to engage in the things God forbid. This is so because all your belief would be that heaven helps those who help themselves.
Let My peace and blessings rest and abide with the entire world now and forever more. 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 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)