EVERLASTING GOSPEL DELIVERED BY THE HOLY FATHER, THE SUPERNATURAL TEACHER AND THE SOLE SPIRITUAL HEAD OF THE UNIVERSE LEADER OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (WHQ) BCS 34 AMBO ST CALABAR NIGERIA
LOVE – THE CROWN OF ETERNAL LIFE
FIRST LESSON:1 TIMOTHY 3: 13- 16
For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith, which is in Christ Jesus. These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
SECOND LESSON:1 PETER 3: 7 -9
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
GOLDEN TEXT:1 CORINTHIANS 13: 3 – 8
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
INTRODUCTORY SPIRITUAL CHORUSES:
“What would I do in order to cross the sea, If you want to cross the sea love every one if you want to cross the sea.”
“Love God that you may have life love Jesus that you may have life.”
THE PROGRAMMES IN YOUR LIFE
Brethren, the above texts and choruses summarises this Gospel.
Re-examine the first lesson.
FIRST LESSON: 1 TIMOTHY 3: 13 – 16
“For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith, which is in Christ Jesus. These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
Frankly speaking what are your programmes in life? The probable contents of your programmes in life include marriage life, possession of cars, children, knowledge, educational achievement, power, good heath, beauty and good food; such is the outlay of your programme.
AN ILLUSTRATION ON THE VANITY IN LIFE
There once lived a man who owns a portion of land. The man hired workers to clear that portion of land and cut down some trees in the process. The man after that initial work, promised to hire more men to hewn the big trees. As the man and his labourers departed that day, the trees lamented over the situation on their fate and decide to consult death for assistance. On their arrival at the residence of death, they narrated the story to him and sought for his immediate assistance. Their host, death, asked the trees whether the man had mentioned his name in the course of their discussion on that land. They all said he did not. Death told the trees that if the man had promised to return to the land to work the following day if he, death, would permit, he would have consented to the man’s plans.
But that in so far as the man had not sought his (death’s) consent, the trees should not be bothered. He told them to go home assuring them of his protection. That night, just before dawn, the man passed on.
BOAST ONLY IN LOVE
That is the error I have come to correct the whole world of men and women that take pride in money, educational attainment, power, children, beauty, social status, and the rest of the mundane things. Who has his pride in love? Your ambition is to give your child sound education up to the university level. What does such a child do after the university education other than cheat, oppress people, and amass wealth for himself? The first motive for going to school, whether for the parents or children, is to fulfil selfish ambitions. Nobody has love as one of the contents of his programme in life.
Women derive their pride in getting married to a handsome and rich man, having beautiful and intelligent children and so on. The question is, do they possess love? Men boast of their academic achievement and of their being Governor, President or other political and economic attainments. Do any of them have love?
IS THERE ANY WHOSE AMBITION IS TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER? I CHALLENGE, THAT IF THERE EXISTS SUCH A PERSON, THE ONE SHOULD COME OVER FOR A PRICE. The downfall of the world I have here highlighted. No man takes love seriously. Whether it is the Government, the church or couples, none has love as an item in their programmes. This explains the source of the problems plaguing the whole world.
THE PASSPORT INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Brethren, you have overlooked a lot of things. The scripture has told us that it was the woman who was deceived by the serpent not the man. A promise was, however, made that the woman would be saved through childbirth. Moreover, both have to abide in peace, love, goodness, faith and reverence to God. Whether you have forty children, and all of them are university graduates and well placed in society is immaterial in the Kingdom of God. Even if you should beget Jesus Christ as Mary did, it will avail you nothing if you are without charity. Even though your pre-occupation is God, you will gain nothing if you are devoid of love.
Love therefore is the passport into the Kingdom of God. From now henceforth, let love be the only item on your agenda and content of your programme. Seek after love, righteousness, humility, truthfulness, mercy, goodness, meekness and all the virtues. That is our duty. Refrain from the quest for material things, for they are unprofitable. A woman’s first ambition is to secure a good husband that is well read, handsome and well to do. What do they achieve from such qualities?
Your beauty affords you nothing. Others feel so satisfied begetting beautiful and handsome children who are intelligent. However beautiful your wife may be, and however beautiful and intelligent your children may be, both afford you nothing. God would not save you because of your handsome and rich husband, beautiful wife, intelligent children, academic attainment, or the wealth that you have amassed. What will bring you salvation is love, faith, abiding in peace with one another, joy, mercy and all the virtues.
Whether this Gospel pleases you or not it is immaterial to me. I have brought you the truth and eternal life. Men are so corrupt and morally bankrupt.
MARRIAGE IS HONOURABLE
Hebrews 13: 4 “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”
If there is any man, who is morally upright as concerning fornication and adultery, let such a person come up for a handsome reward. That you are a professor, governor, president or scientist avails you nothing in so far as you remain a fornicator. Such a person has no life in him. There is nothing to enjoy in that act. Yet it is the same sin God enjoined Adam and Eve never to indulge in. Women have not fared better. The women will deliberately clad themselves in very short and tight skirts and blouses with their painted lips, finger nails, eye lids, cheeks and to crown it all with an hairdo that will send many immoral men aroused.
Fornication is the order of the day now. Men and women think that they are enjoying life. But I tell you, you are enjoying death. That is the source of the problems in the world. Men have since lost the fear of God. Many couples all over the land are at daggers drawn. What can such people obtain from God? There is no matrimonial home that is in peace. People in high places, judges, governors, presidents, and others are all morally bankrupt. There is no family today that breathes an air of peace and joy in their matrimony. Yesterday, women were known to be humble. What about men? Are they humble? They are running all over the place chasing after women.
TAKE A CUE FROM CHRIST
Do you think that there were no women, or beautiful ones for that matter during the time of John the Baptist, and Our Lord Jesus Christ? Or do you think they were not handsome? When Adam had gotten three children, he ran to the housetop to free himself from the bondage of intimacy with his wife it was there the evil one called Adam but he, knowing his voice, refused to answer. When God finally called Adam and asked what he was doing at his housetop, he told Him that he was fed up with having carnal knowledge of Eve.
God blamed Adam for not disclosing his plight to Him for necessary action. Adam immediately indicated his pleasure to have the urge removed off him. The urge is an evil instinct that overwhelms your body. From the time that urge was removed from Adam and Eve they both lived together and in peace and joy for nine hundred and thirty years.
THE ROOT OF DISRESPECT
It is now common for a man to tell his wife he is going for a meeting or travelling to a certain place to do business only to end up in a woman’s house next door. Women too are culprits. They easily use their matrimonial homes as springboard for reaching out to other men. The family is thus turned into a battleground. Men have lost their respect and manhood to little girls. If you observe how a little girl would talk to and abuse able-bodied and well-placed men you would not fail to weep. Men have mortgaged their peace and good things from God. The children today are worse off as direct sufferers from the corrupt nature of their parents. The iniquities of the parents are visited on the children. So says the scripture.
Many have resorted to drinking, smoking, snuffing and other recreational activities for peace yet to no avail. The only source of peace, joy prosperity and all the good things is obedience unto God.
FIRST WITNESS: ROMANS 1: 22 – 32.
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the Incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that, which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that, which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error, which was met. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things, which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they, which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
THE GUILT OF THE WORLD
The beautiful and the ugly, the high and the low, the black and the white, the young and the old, are all knee-deep in the very act and are guilty of it. This explains why the scriptures say we are conceived in iniquity and born of sin. The children are the products and extension of their parents. Our Lord Jesus Christ saw all the women, very beautiful ones, but held His head above them. He learnt from the past. This is why the first fool is a proper fool but the second is a bloody fool.
THE INIQUITIES OF THE PARENTS ARE VISITED ON THE CHILDREN
Adam found himself in the tango when he requested for a companion. Their companionship ended in adultery, the source of our miseries and woes, and theirs too.
Christ would not have been so foolish as to fall into the same trap again. It is for that reason Christ sought for no wife, or companion. Today He is the King of kings, and Lord of lords and the ruler of Heaven and Earth. I bet you whether there is any family today that has peace. There are accusations and counter-accusation of extra marital engagements by couples. Parents are apt to complain how stubborn and disobedient their children are. I challenge you parents, are you any less stubborn or disobedient? There is no way an evil man will bring forth a good person. It is just natural that you will bring forth your replica. It is the iniquities of the parents that are visited on the children.
Re-examine the second lesson.
SECOND LESSON: 1 PETER 3: 7- 8
“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.”
CHRIST IS GOD’S TRUE SON
There is no man or woman who has obtained God’s blessing. People are busy searching for God but have not and cannot see Him. Christ alone emerged as the true Son of God, others were bastards. Fornication is second to none other sin. The moment you defile your body you lose your right of sonship and membership in the Kingdom of God. Whatever men would do to obtain peace and joy outside being obedient to God is null and void and of no moment.
Once you are disobedient and have defiled yourself, even if you surround yourself with the best bodyguards, physicians, cooks and live inside a rock, you remain so defenceless and insecure as a worm. At that moment, the spirit of God departs from you. Men and women were supposed to be brothers and sisters (having only platonic relationship) It is not as if God would not have increased the population of this world without the exercise of mating between man and woman.
Our Lord Jesus Christ was conceived without Joseph having carnal knowledge of Mary. One of our sisters from Zaire was delivered of a baby boy she conceived through the Holy Spirit. Joseph was not the biological father of Jesus after all God knows that reproduction via mating is crooked and ungodly.
THOSE WORTHY OF GOD’S KINGDOM
Anyone involved in that very act is defiled and good for nothing; he is in fact dead alive. Take our second witness from Luke 20: 35 -37.
SECOND WITNESS LUKE 20:35-37
“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. Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” You are only privileged to hear the above promises, but cannot be beneficiaries of them.
SPIRITUAL CHORUS: “I am not the God of the dead, I am God of the living”.
Those that shall be accounted worthy to inherit the earth and the Kingdom of God neither marry nor are they given in marriage. The ones that have defiled themselves have no share in the Kingdom of God. It is possible to deceive a man BUT not God; whatever a man sows the same shall he reap.
The day Adam and Eve offended God through fornication they were promptly expelled from the Garden of Eden. Women had since lost credibility before God. They have equally lost their respect and regard before men and God. It is not uncommon, behind the scene, for a Governor to go on his knees for a little girl. Men have lost the moral courage to hold their heads high. All is nullity.
YE ALL ARE BRETHREN
Your husband or wife is your brother and sister. Live as blood brethren in peace, love and equality. Your prayers are unanswered because of your iniquities. No man is bigger, better or more important than a woman. We are all one. Whatever you have is your wife’s or husband’s. Anyone who discriminates against his wife and treats her unfairly and unevenly will obtain nothing from God. Girls these days are said to be wayward, insolent and corrupt. I ask who is responsible? Are not men the culprits? Is it not pathetic to observe elderly men, some of them judges, professors, directors etc, lure little girls with material things to sleep with them? And you think God will quickly brush over the issue.
Re-examine the golden text.
GOLDEN TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 13: 3 – 8
“And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.”
FORNICATION CREATES A BRIDGE BETWEEN MAN AND GOD
Most girls are today defiled by men old enough to be their grand fathers and that is a grievous offence. Every man should control himself not leaving himself to passion. Or were Our Lord Jesus Christ and John the Baptist not men? There is confusion, poverty and great suffering upon men arising from their corrupt tendencies. Anyone who commits fornication or adultery is deserted by God. The Kingdom of God is for those who love and obey Him. It is not for liars, fornicators, or adulterers or the disobedient.
Read our third witness from Revelation 14: 3 -5
REVELATION 14: 3 -5
“And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they, which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they, which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” Who has the above qualification?
Take our fourth witness from 1 Corinthians 7: 29 – 35.
1 CORINTHIANS 7: 29 – 35
“But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away. But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that, which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.”
Brethren, a stroke of cane is sufficient unto the wise. He who has ears, let him hear. May God bless His Holy Words. Amen.
Thank You Good Father.