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Everlasting Gospel: The City Of God

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FIRST LESSON MATTHEW 10: 19-20

‘’But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the spirit of your Father which speaketh in you’’

SECOND LESSON:  2ND CORINTHIANS 10:13

‘’But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you’’

GOLDEN TEXT: 1ST PETER 5:7

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.’’

THE VOICE OF GOD IS SPEAKING

Brethren, this is the time of joy and all those who are of this fold are the luckiest of all things created by God because you are hearing directly from the horse’s mouth. There are different voices in the world; the voice of animals, birds, fishes and any other thing you can think of, but of these voices, the voice of God is the supreme. Thus, as at the time you were in the world, you were listening to the voices of men, voices of ghosts, mermaid, apparition, and of unknown things. Besides, you were under compulsion to obey them. They will say that the lion will devour you, fire will consume or any other evil will befall you if you do not obey them but now, the voice of God is speaking to you. It is quite different from what you were hearing in the world and this voice of God is the whole truth. Believe therefore that your sickness, afflictions, and all your life encumbrances have been transformed to that of testimonies and you are all redeemed.

Let our first lesson be read again

FIRST LESSON: MATTHEW 10:19-20

‘’But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the spirit of your Father which speaketh in you’’

NO CHILD OF PERDITION AMONGST YOU

Brethren, what you have heard is nothing but the truth. Many times when you are faced with problems and difficulties, you begin to lament and fret that you are perishing, that your father, mother and even God has forsaken you. Has God ever forsaken anybody? It is a pity that you have never stopped for a moment to ponder over the fact that God who created you can never forsake you. God is always with you and can never desert you. But it is surprising how you complain that He has forsaken you. Know therefore that all such talks expressed in your calamity are a slip of tongue. From this day, be assured that God had never and will never forsake any person and according to the scriptures, no person perishes except the child of perdition and there is no child of perdition amongst you.

THE VOICE OF MAN IS NOT THE VOICE OF GOD

You erroneously say that God helps those who help themselves or that when God helps you, you should equally help yourself. I wonder how man can help himself. They say that for identifying with BCS, you are perished. How can you perish? They are mistaken; so, do not mind them because God does not perish and you cannot perish. When people threaten you with certain words and ascribed to themselves various titles and names, calming to be fire, sea, the power that be, and can do anything, these are all words of threats because as far as the Father lives, he will continue to protect you. Your only duty is to keep to His words and he will continue to protect you.

Many people claim that God loves them more than any other person. This is not so for there is no person God does not love. There is no one God does not guide and protect. Since all the people in the world are His children, he loves and protects them similarly. Often times, you complain that people are dying like flies; as such the population has reduced. Where do they die to? How many people were created in the beginning?  Were they not two and what is the population of the people in the world today? If ten thousand people die today, tomorrow, more than that number will be born. Therefore, that complaint is erroneous. Remember that if a grain of corn does not die, it remains alone but when it dies, it germinates and brings manifold grains.

WHY I HAVE COME TO YOU

Our lesson says, if you are summoned before a council, do not contemplate what you are going to say, because it is not you that is being summoned, it is the Father and the Father will solicit and do everything there for you. I have not come as God, man, wind or as water, but I have come to straighten every right path and keep everything in their right order so that the fear within you may be taken away to enable you do that which is right in the sight of God.

People are fond of saying that without this or that person, a particular community would have perished or without a particular person, that sickness would not have been cured. Who can cure a sickness and who can save people? That man who cured that sickness, where is he today?  And all those great men who protected their territories and did many things for their people, where are they today? So it is a mistake to say that without a particular person, something cannot happen. Know from now that there is no place you go to and you cannot find the Father there. He can manifest in any place, form and manner just to protect you. Therefore, God is everywhere; he is everything and is in everything.

You keep praying to the Father to manifest Himself to you; He can reveal Himself to you in any form but when he comes, you mistake him for a ghost, Satan, demon, witchcraft. So I want you to know that since God is everything, He can reveal Himself to you in any form and you do not have to mistake Him for any other thing.

Every time, you are praying and singing that God should use you in His services, he should use you to do that which is good in His sight but when he begins to use you, you will be transfixed; you will misinterpret Him and say, He is a ghost or mermaid. The prayer you offer to somebody to recover from sickness is only a formality. It is the Father who does the healing. He is the one who exalts somebody as well as bring somebody down. He is responsible for every occurrence in the world.

Have you not heard the Tabernacle of God is now on earth? Many people still harbour the erroneous belief that our Lord Jesus Christ dwells in the sky and will crash-land one day. Whatever belief you hold, I want you to know that this is the time for every person to bear witness to the glorification of God on earth because He is physically present and is the one doing everything now.

Brethren, I want you to know that the supremacy of God is boundless. Any person He assigns a duty must obey Him willingly or unwillingly. That is why when He commissioned Jonah to Nineveh and he refused, that did not make God to change his mind. In his attempt to run away, Jonah joined a ship which was bound for Tarsus. In the middle of the sea, there a great storm which nearly wrecked the ship. All passengers and the entire crew were afraid. They knew that something or somebody in the ship was responsible for the storm. They decided to cast lot in order to bring out the culprit. The question is who was that wind-storm? That wind- storm was God and should God appear to you in that form, you will call Him names. As the lot was cast, it fell on Jonah and he confessed to being responsible for it for he refused to hearken to God’s directive.

He then told the people to throw him overboard. On the one hand, the people were afraid to do that as that would mean death for him while on the other hand, they knew it was reasonable for one person to die than for the multitude in that ship to die. So he was thrown into the sea. In the sea, a big shark was already waiting for him with mouth wide open, and I ask, who was that shark? Was it not God Himself?

 Immediately he was thrown overboard, he dropped straight into the mouth of the shark and it took him and dropped him exactly at the coast of Nineveh which he did not want to go. That is exactly how God uses you to do his work and that is the witchcraft or ghost in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. Therefore, this gospel is intended to take away that fear from you, so that you do not run away when you are faced with such experiences. Now, if there is anything you are hanging around your neck, waist or hiding in your pockets, throw them away because they are meaningless.

Let our second bible lesson be read again.

SECOND LESSON: 2ND CORITHIANS 10:13

‘’But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you’’

GOD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING, NOT WITCHES

Brethren, it is pathetic that people look at things with pessimism, they always look at things from their dark side; they do not see anything as right and proper. A woman was pregnant and for a period of nine months, Satan was not there but when she was about to deliver the child, Satan was presumed to be there to devour the child and I ask, where was that Satan when the woman was pregnant? The same thing happens in every sphere of life. In your village, if a man marries a wife and their first child is dead, they will say, the man or woman is a witch. If the second child is dead also, they will say, he is responsible. If he marries and does not have a child, they say, it is because of the devil, it is because of the society he has initiated himself into that he cannot have a child. If somebody married and has eight or ten children, they will also say, his wizardry is responsible for it. If somebody is amazingly rich in the community, people will be suspicious of this person. They will ask, is he the only person in this community? Why should he be richer than every other person, there is something about him.

Beloved, this day, I want to show you that it is only God who exists. All the things you have been seeing from the dark side are the mistakes of your eyes and what you say is a slip of the tongue because only God exists in this world. From now on, the problem you were having and attributing them to witches and wizards, mermaids, or apparitions are now solved because God is responsible for everything. If you had any court case, you are discharged and acquitted. If you had problems in your matrimonial homes and difficulties in life, all such problems have been solved for you in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ Amen.

CALABAR IS THE CITY OF GOD 

 I want you to know that there is nothing you request from God and he denies you. There was a time King Archibong Edem, one-time paramount Chief of Calabar sent a letter to the whites requesting them to bring God to the land and promptly, God manifested in Calabar, thus Calabar became the city of God. It is the abode of God but as God came to live in Calabar, they mistook Him for a ghost and witchcraft. The people do not recognize the fact that He is here with them. Throughout the whole world, God does for them, rather, they say, it is a ghost, wizard etc.

People even attribute the source of their having children to mermaids and encourage others to sacrifice their tubers of yam, fowls, goats and drinks to mermaids in order to acquire certain things. But has the mermaid a mouth? They will say, go to that oracle or necromancer and sacrifice certain things, bring loincloth, yam, fowl, goat and tomorrow you will see the wife of the necromancer with those loincloths. Therefore brethren, it is time you understood these things because the era of ignorance had since passed. Nothing else exists except God. Wherever you go, he is there looking after you. So, do not attribute any occurrence to anything but to God because he is the creator of everything in the World. 

NO TEMP TATION IS ABOVE MAN

Our second lesson has clearly told us that no temptation is ever beyond the ability and control of a person because even in the midst of the temptation, there will be a panacea or way of escape for you. Who provides the way of escape? It is God alone so that you may not be consumed in that temptation and that you may also overcome it.

God has spoken in Matthew 32:12 that whoever exalts himself will be abased. It is only the person that humbles himself that he raises up. Among the Efik indigenes, how many of them are here? Even though God is here in their midst, it is a negligible number of the Efiks that are here. The Leader’s Representative of London is not just a man, he is a man of great learning, a professor and a white man but he comes all the way from overseas to take cognisance of this God.He has equally surrendered his churches to the Father but the Efik person and of course, the Blackman regards him as a ghost.

BLACK MAN AND NEGATIVE THINKING 

Sometimes ago, some Christian denominations in Calabar invited the whites to come for there was a very powerful witch in Calabar, that they should come and take away that power and also chase him away. At another time, they wrote to ldahosa who came and said that there was a dangerous vulture around Ambo and that he was going to drive away that vulture. That is how a Blackman looks at things; he rarely appreciates the good side of anything. But I am telling you that all these things are a figment of people’s imagination, it is only God who exists. And all these things you are thinking of, ghost or apparition are not in existence, therefore attribute everything to him.

You often attribute things and events to men. Who told you that man can do everything? It is God who does everything and is responsible for everything that happens in the world. Equally, no man can be God and God is a spirit and that spirit dwells inside all of us. So, this lesson should act as an ointment to take away that cloud from your eyes that you may appreciate the truth about God.

Take an instance from the children of God. How many Efik children are in their midst? There is none. The reason is that they claim to know so much but the day they will realise themselves; they will be overwhelmed with joy and will serve God in totality. From now henceforth, I want you people to refrain from the things of the world because there is nothing else in existence than God. Abstain from keeping malice. Do not be jealous of anything and do not lust for anything. Know that Calabar is the city of God and people will troop in with their wealth to settle here. This Hall will be increased upwards, and seven times, this building will be increased, yet this place will be too small for the multitude that will come. But first of all kill that malicious spirit and concentrate on whatever He has ordained you.

Let our Golden text be re-examined.

GOLDEN TEXT: 1ST PETER 5:7

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.’ ’

DO NOT EXALT YOURSELF

Brethren, even though all of us are children of God, he uses us variously in His service and that is when we humble ourselves before Him. Remember, when Evangelist Earnest Angeles from U.S.A was drafted to Calabar by agents of calumny against the Father, it was so difficult for him to operate; he was chased alongside those who went to watch him operate by windstorm and thunderous rain. The storm was so much that people started saying ‘’Oh Olumba will kill this man’’, that is to say that Olumba was the cause of every of those occurrences. In fact, the storm was so much that he ran helter skelter and left Calabar. But I wonder why you should attribute God’s glory to a human being. Who was that rain and who was the storm? I have only brought peace, love and other virtues of God to you. Nobody should therefore exalt himself, always humble yourself before him and that truth shall be revealed unto you and you will be ultimately exalted.

MY PROSECUTORS ARE THOSE TO PREACH AND TESTIFY ABOUT THIS KINGDOM

Remember that Paul who persecuted the children of God was at last a vessel in God’s kingdom and so shall it be with those who blaspheme against the Holy Father and speak evil of the New Kingdom of God on earth, they will all be brought in here and their lot will be to preach this gospel to the entire world. That is the time we will have testimonies as these people will testify everywhere. As people regard God here as a mermaid, it is so in other places. It is so in Lagos, Akwa Ibom, and in America, they look at God as a witchcraft, mermaid and apparition but this is the time to glorify God because it is written in the scriptures that the kingdom of this world are become that of Jehovah and His Christ and He will reign eternally.

Take our first witness from Revelation 11:15

Revelation 11:15

“And the seventh angel sounded; there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ and he shall reign for ever and ever.

EVERYBODY IS ONE

Now that you know Calabar to be the city of God, do not raise your shoulder, do not say that we are the only people because all other places and people belong to God. God is everything, He is here among you. He is in Europe, South America, Australia and Asia, everywhere. You should therefore not boast of anything, discriminate, cause division because every person is one and you must always live together. Do not say, this is your Father’s land or your Father owns that place. Who is your father? All these things do not give glory to God. It is love and unity which give glory to God. So, you have to abide by them. When you refer to Moses for having done one thing or the other as stated in Hebrew 9:10 remember that our Lord Jesus had said that all those who came before me were thieves and robbers. When you claim that your great grandfather brought the first Christian denominations to this place, I want to tell you that they were thieves and robbers for the one who was to come in God’s infinite love and mercy came at a time consistent with His own will and all those who came before Him are thieves and robbers.

Our second witness is from 1ST timothy 1:9-16

Knowing this, that the law is not made for the righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men-stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.

And I thank Christ our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

Who was before a blasphemer and persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all expectation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long- suffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.”

CHILDREN OF GOD ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW

Brethren, can you see that laws were promulgated for evil doers? But here, there is no law and are not under the law, we have only love. Wherever you find so many laws being made, run away from there because it is incompatible with what God has provided. God does not want any person to perish that is why he is patient and tolerant so that everybody may repent and be saved. Do not be proud and pompous, humble yourself absolutely before Him and you will appreciate whatever He gives to you.

There is no place God does not exist. He is the owner of all places and things in the world. God does not only exist in Calabar and Calabar is not the only place blessed by Him, the whole world is included but what He expects from humanity is absolute humility and love. There should be no division or segregation, all should come together and serve Him because we are all one. Endeavour to abhor malice in your hearts that you may be able to appreciate one another. 

WHERE PROBLEMS OF MAN EMANATE

The problems of man emanate from pride and pomposity. When the first European Missionaries arrived at Obutong in Calabar, and one day, a service was conducted, the people of Obutong marched with their Ekpe Masquerade and flogged the missionaries. Consequently, the whites packed from there and took their message of God to another place. The Roman Catholics came, the same fate befell them. The Efiks claimed that they already have their religion, which is the Ekpe Cult, so they should take away their religion. 

Recall that Calabar was the first administrative government headquarters of Nigeria. The Governor-Generals as he was then called, was coming while King Archibong Edem and his councillors’ were coming on the opposite direction of the road with their Ekpe masquerade. Siren was blown to scare them from the road so that the governor may pass but it fell on deaf ears. The Governor- General had reversed his vehicle and went away and that was the cause of the removal of the Administrative Headquarters from Calabar. From that time, Calabar has been dwindling but for the timely arrival of God, it would have dwindled to nothingness. Therefore brethren, there is nothing good in pomposity; God alone is the King and rules all over the whole world.

Remember also that the Efiks had initially chased God away by flogging the Missionaries, hence, the fact which caused the removal of the Administrative headquarters from Calabar. So now, everybody should humble himself and bow down to Him because He does not want anybody to perish, He wants everybody to change so that we may enjoy this world eternally with Him.

An adage has it that another person’s child cannot rub your back down to the waist. If Calabar was not my city and if the entire world is not mine, why should I have come when you people despise the truth and do not want God? Now God is in the world, every person must accept Him; the blacks, whites, the coloured and all the races must worship Him, that they may be one flock under one shepherd

Brethren, it is said that a stroke of a cane is sufficient for the wise, He who has ears, let him hear. May God bless His Holy Words. Amen.

Thank You Father

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