By Bishop E. B. Eyo (Culled from the Book ‘The Truth Has Come’)
The most difficult thing to accomplish for God today is not to build a Cathedral or perform wonderful miracles by casting out evil spirits and curing the sick or have a very large congregation, and so on, but to convert a sinner and make him or her stop evil practices. The scripture tells us that there is an immense joy in Heaven when one sinner is converted and made to turn away from sins. May I ask the thousands of church pastors or leaders to be truthful to themselves and think about the number of thieves they have made to stop from stealing; how many fornicators or adulterers they have stopped from indulging in these sexual practices; how many murderers, liars, drunkards, native-doctors, sorcerers, etc, they have actually changed! Some of these practices exist in Churches more than the outside and in fact in many cases no efforts are made to eradicate them.
We have a spiritual song which says: “Come friends and rejoice with me for Leader Olumba has used the word to rebuild us.” Believe it or not He is using the Word of God to rebuild us. The Word of God does not exist in many churches. Worshippers go there to exhibit their best attires- the most modern fashions to others, they do not really feel the awe of God or have the fear of God in them while there. It is an assembly of graciously adorned sepulchers, some engulfing others, an assembly of the blind leading the blind and both of them falling into a ditch.
The Word of God is the power of God. It does no need any diplomacy, or a sweet talk, very pleasing to the flesh. It is the truth which has to be given to members if we want a spiritual revival. Today the churches are filled with sins and various malpractices. Very many people are now fed up churches and prefer to stay at home as atheists. The church pastor does not preach against these misdeeds. Indeed, he cannot, because his own acts and daily practices condemn him.
One who has been stealing church money cannot tell members to stop stealing. One who has been having love affairs with the church women- housewives and spinters cannot preach against adultery or fornication. One whose house is filled with hidden powers from native doctors and priests, occults and various secret societies cannot proclaim to the church the existence of the power of the Holy Spirit.
The church indeed is dead. It is spiritually sick and its spiritual buildings are old and dilapidated waiting to be dismantled at any time from now.
Matt. 24: 2 says: “But he answered them, ‘You see all these, do you not? Truly I say unto you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down.” We need to be reminded daily of our daily ways of life. Are they pure Christian-like and as directed by Our Lord Jesus Christ? Do we actually put into practice the words of our Lord Jesus Christ? Are we made to realize that the little things we do which we think are not sinful, count a lot in the presence of God?
Many church-goers today proclaim that their hands are clean. They are not murderers or rogues. Their fathers were church elders etc., they commit no sins. Do you realize that in many ways we are not better than the time the early missionaries brought Christian religion to our fore fathers? We are still pouring wine as libation to our ancestors. Lying, cheating, back-sliding, making mockery of others, drinking and being drunk, all these activities of the flesh are very grievous before God. How can we eradicate all these from our society? The only way out is by the use of the Word of God Hebrews chapter 4 verses 12 and 13 says “For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the hearts. And before him, no creature is hidden but all are open and lay bare to the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
In the first place, the blind cannot lead the blind. The Leader is very unique in this respect – one who sees in and out. I have never seen someone like him before.
He can tell you what is to happen in future and nothing stops it from happening. He told us as far back as 1965 that Government will take over schools, this is the time, 1974, this is fulfilled. He can tell you all your movement from 6 a.m. to 6o’clock of the following day. Believe it or not, when you sit by him he is very busy reading you at a fantastic speed, without letting you know. Your very thoughts are read. He does this without consulting any oracle as some soothsayers do. It is just automatic. There is ANOTHER PERSON living inside him, telling and teaching him all things. We tell you what we do know, and only the Holy Spirit of God can reveal this to you.
All The Things Leader O. O. Obu Told Us Will Happen Are Happening In This World One By One.
Should we joke with this type of person? Should we not be serious with what he tells us? God HAS REALLY GIVEN HIM AN UNLIMITING WISDOM BEYOND HUMAN COMPREHENSION! Having seen our daily faults, he then uses the word of God to direct us. He preaches every day throughout decades. He is never tired or weak or fails one day. He has no other job than to receive members, preach to them, mentioning their individual sins, and persuading them to refrain from sins for their lives’ sake. Destruction of the world is soon to be accomplished and those prepared for God’s kingdom are to be gathered together into one fold here on earth. He quotes appropriate Bible passages off hand, for appropriate cases. We who are educated know that it is not possible to memorize all the verses in all the chapters of the Bible or New Testament. ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE!! How can this man quote these passages? John 14:26.
Do you believe that the Holy Spirit can live in you; teach you all things, tell you all secrets and reveal what the human complicated hypocritical nature is? This is why the Leader is on top of the world. People join secret societies so as to develop themselves so that the powers of evil spirits may not harm them, but can any of them read people’s thoughts and understand the human nature? There is no falsehood or hypocrisy before Leader Obu. HOW REMARKABLE! I am revealing to you the most hidden secret in Brotherhood. Have you seen someone who has never known you before but as soon as you stand before him, he tells you all about yourself? He can give explanations of your everyday activities completely beyond your imagination or comprehension. Have you through your studies reached this WISDOM OF TRUTH? Leader Obu’s Spirit is that of practical Christianity and he uses himself as an illustration. I am writing what I have seen and heard. There is no exaggeration whatsoever. Blessed are those who read and believe!!
Leader Obu’s Spirit is the True Spirit of God that shows in him the fruits and qualities of God. Galatians 5:22, 23 says “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.” Which of these do you not see in the Leader? He emphasizes that we all must emulate and resemble him in all respects.
I have already mentioned that he was a eunuch for twenty-seven years. How many of the so-called preachers have such a high moral background development? Are they not anti-Christs since their actions are contrary to Christ’s teachings?
Love and Kindness
We have seen a practical demonstration of these spiritual gifts in the Leader. He sis indeed an embodiment of Love and kindness. He is love. He so loves us that he has now given every minute of his life to receiving and preaching humanity. He has now abandoned all other means of livelihood to become God’s spiritual judge. He indeed sacrificed every kobo he ever saved as a trader for the development and establishment of the Brotherhood in corners of the earth. Through him, we have received the wonderful mysterious power of the Holy Spirit which protects us everywhere; we have abandoned all fetish ways of living; abandoned the native-doctors’ medicined protections and magical charms; we have fled from consulting occults and sorcerers, for God. Leader Obu hardly sleeps in the night. He gets up as early as 4 a.m. to prepare for the Brotherhood morning prayers which begins at 5 a.m. and ends 8 a.m. daily. Then he receives visitors and members from all parts of the world throughout the day until 7 p.m. when the evening prayers begin. On days for Bible classes evening prayers may not start until 9 p.m. and go on till 3 o’clock in the morning. You can see that one hour is not enough for the sleep. He has no time for eating; indeed he has conquered hunger ad hardly eats nowadays. Many years ago, he used to live only on fruits and can stay for days without food, yet he has the energy to go on and on. Those of us who have read the science of Biology and Human Medicine really wonder his inside fleshly metabolism works. He has NEVER been reported sick, has completely killed the flesh and is a glowing mass of Spirit. For our sake, he holds Pentecostals Assemblies three times each year, each lasting for more than one month.
He is the Sole preacher at these assemblies, attends all the meetings day and night and does not want any assistance or seek anybody’s advice. He is all wisdom himself. Believe it or not Brotherhood members who “know” him cannot withstand his spiritual height of development.
Those who have the spiritual gifts of vision, prophecies or dreams see Leader Obu everywhere in Spirit, at the same time. By this, I want you to understand that in spirit he is Omnipresent, Visioners in America, England, Ghana, Lagos, Calabar, all over the globe, do see him talking to them and giving them instructions at the same time. In Spirit, he is always seen everywhere, helping the needy, disentangling those afflicted or bound up for destruction by the evil ones, scattering the plans of the wicked and revealing himself to those who hate and investigate him.
Professor Inyangibom, in his book “Beyond Prejudice” can hardly understand some of what he sees about the Leader. The later does not do projection and is a wonder both in the spiritual and physical worlds. I wonder how many projectionists can project themselves to everywhere at the same time! He stands on the pulpit and senior officer on earth can debar your progress. Do you think if he had no love he would do these? God is love and he who abides in love abides in God and God abides in him.” 1 John 4:16.
Humanity And Gentleness
When you see him physically in the world, you hardly believe that he is the Leader. He who wears a wonderful attire and has a huge Holden’s crown on his head in Spirit is in the world so humble that people tend to underrate and doubt his integrity. He walks about bare-footed; when he moves from 26 Mbukpa Road to 34 Ambo Street, he wears a pair of white shorts and white shirt; at the later residence, he changes into a loin cloth and white vest or singlet; when he conducts the morning and evening prayers or Sunday services he wears a red gown. Very many members have motor cars but he does not agree to use any, and I not interested in any worldly things.
During the ordination of Pastors or at Easter Pentecostals, he stoops and washes the members feet wiping them dry with a towel “girded about his waist.” Here is someone very powerful in Spirit, yet he is not seen and his voice is not heard in the street. He does not give glory to himself but puts God and Christ first. He tells people everyday that he is not the person who does these things but God. He has warned members several times and has declared openly that he is not Christ or God. In one of his Sunday sermons entitled “Glorify God and not man” published in ‘Your Word Is Truth’ magazines, volume 8, he declares:-
“Blessed are those who do not see and yet believe. Believe as from today that God is the one doing these works. The work is not done by Leader Obu or by ?Olumba Olumba Obu or by Three O’s – but God is the one who created these three O’s and that God is the one doing this work now in the Universe. I give glory to God who has come to rule the world. Therefore, all that you do, whether in song, praying and worship, do them to God’s glory and not man.
Patience And Faithfulness
I have never seen a patience man on earth. Here is someone who knows all the events that are to happen and he just has to wait until they happen and he just has to wait until they happen one by one, no matter the length of time they take and he makes no attempt to hasten the process. Some of his predictions, judging from the past ones, are not going to happen in the next twenty years. Very significantly he has told people that he will not go anywhere until the Brotherhood has spread to all parts of the world. It sometimes also baffle me how Leader Obu, knowing the sins we commit and find difficult to stop; and he, doing the most painstaking and sympathetic job in the world, would go on preaching steadily; and according to him, he will go on like that until all are cleared of the last dot of sin. This looks like an impossible job but to God nothing is impossible.
Joy And Peace
Emanating from him are the words of God, Prayer, singing and practical Christianity. Furthermore he has nothing to do with anger. As far back as 1942, he had promised to give any member who would be successful in making him angry, a handsome reward. With him, everything is goof. People steal the tithe box and run away with the money, Leader gives praise to God. People die or house is burnt and all property is lost; he equally gives thanks to God. He has now introduced the new style of dancing- throwing hands from side to side and making other movements which in a sense is physical exercise for the body – The Brotherhood dance
All these physical and spiritual qualities of this man (I have mentioned very few, they are innumerable) are really very unique. “Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there be any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” – Phil. 4:8
I am convinced that no human being can possess these qualities and become such a “super genius” unless is a very powerful spiritual force inside the person, such force as can completely overwhelm, kill the flesh and blood and completely control it. I am not going into theories postulated by non-Brotherhood members who investigate him by their own methods, or non-members who in their wicked spiritual attempts on the life of this man discover his power to their amazement. I am convinced that one can only be born with these spiritual good characters; education has nothing to do with it. Worldly knowledge from schools, colleges and universities does not impart God’s wisdom of this nature. In fact worldly wisdom has made people ignore God completely and is the source of chaos in the world today. There are, fir instance, some universities dons, free-thinkers, who do not believe on the existence of God, and do not worry at all about possessing God’s spiritual characters. It is time for us to stop thinking that the white man only should form a religion or be a head of a church; unless one has a doctorate degree in religion one cannot become a Pastor. Worldly knowledge is indeed antagonistic with God’s wisdom.
Our Lord Jesus Christ was born with a; His good character and power. Other sons of God are born with whatever powers they have and do not take delight in worldly pleasures or commit sins. On the other hand, sons of the devil (Yes, there are) are born with seeds of wickedness. They take delight in destructive activities and neither wants to hear nor praise the word of God. This is where a son of the Devil is different from the son of God. 1 John 3:8-10 says, “He who commits sins is of the Devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The reason the son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God commits sin, for God’s nature abides in him, and he cannot sin because he is born of God. By this it may be seen who are the children of God and who are the children of the Devil; whoever does not do right is not of God, nor he who does not love his brother.” Having carefully examined Leader Obu’s daily activities and behaviours, I am convinced that his power comes from God, and this power dwells inside him. Let us have a closer look at this power of Leader Obu.
The Holy Spirit
When God created Adam, the first man on earth, He made him in his own image, and breathed the breath of life into him, Adam became a living soul. This ‘breath of life’ is the inborn dwelling Spirit of a man. Every living being has this indwelling Spirit. This is not the Holy Spirit.
Our Lord Jesus Christ was conceived in Spirit and was born of a virgin, Mary. That dwelling Spirit was the ‘seed of God’ which made our Lord what He was. With that seed, he could develop Himself, from childhood up to the age of thirty, when he started His work, without committing sinful actions.
To be able to do God’s work effectively one has to get an outside force or power – THE HOLY SPIRIT, which comes from God. This other spirit penetrates the human body and lives only there. It does not live in a church or a house but our bodies are the only abode of the HOLY SPIRIT.
Our Lord Jesus Christ received the Holy Spirit on the day of His Baptism in the River Jordan. Matthew chapter 3 verses 16 and 17 states, “And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw, the spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from heave, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I m well pleased.” With this extra force, He was able to overcome temptations in the wilderness and perform the marvelous works He did.
What about the disciples? Do you remember the day of Pentecost? The disciples who followed our Lord did not have the Holy Spirit until after Christ resurrection – on the day of Pentecost. They, of course possessed the inborn dwelling Spirit, like every human being and all were assembled in a house when suddenly: “A sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:1-4. From that day, they saw visions, had dreams and prophecies and were directed on all they did by the Hoy Spirit. This spirit could tell them to go to a particular town and preach or to leave a particular town for fear of danger and so on. From this time onward, God spoke to mankind through this means.
We may ask ourselves “Is this power now dead?” The so-called mother churches now say that the power of visions, prophecies, dreams, healing by prayer, speaking in diverse tongues are now dead! My friend, you are in darkness, for we have seen these very fully manifested in the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. 1 Corinthians chapter 3 verse 16 says, “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” and 1 st Corinthians 6 verse 19 supports, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you which you have from God?” with a very pure and clean indwelling Spirit, and the power of the Hoy Spirit, one can develop into plane completely beyond human wisdom, a plane where one sees no wrong, a plane where one overcomes hunger and all worldly worries, a plane where one controls all things, a plane completely beyond the reach of elementary Spirits, a plane of being Omnipresent in Spirit, indeed a plane of God. This is where the Leader of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is, believe it or not. This is why we all respect him as The SOLE SPIRITUAL HEAD.
In Spirit and in the world no other Spiritual power can subdue or investigate him; in the world he can read you and your thoughts, your sins and good deeds and tell you, but you have no idea of his own as he is completely beyond all psychological or scientific studies. You can not know, by looking at him, what pleases or annoys him, for he is such a round figure, besides he foretells the future and things happen like that.
One of this tempted to believe that he is responsible for shaping things out in the way he predicts. A Godly genius has been born into Nigeria – Africa, for the whole World. Please do not blame Brotherhood members, who, out of joy write his name on their doors, vehicles, clothes and so on; in act his name works miracles for those who call it.
Why then do people hate the Leader and try to exterminate him and his followers. It is mainly one thing: the oppressed in Spirit are being liberated, evil people can no longer use their victims as they like, their environments for committing spiritual wickedness are being slowly thinned down, this supreme force has enveloped the whole universe and sons of God are being liberated. The wicked have place of abode. The malicious propaganda thus mounts up, but beware less you find yourself fighting against God. “For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Eph. 6:12. One of our spiritual songs says:
Humanity does not hear our names again, The name of Olumba Reigns
“God has revealed to us through the spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For what person knows as man’s thoughts except the spirit of the man which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received the Spirit which is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess Spirit.” – 1 Cor. 2:10-13