1ST LESSON: JOHN 15:27
“And ye shall also bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.”
2ND LESSON: MATTHEW 11:29
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
GOLDEN TEXT: JOHN 7:18
“He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.”
The word ‘Ambassador’ should not be restricted to accredited representatives of nations, organisations or groups. It should be viewed in a wider perspective to include mankind as representatives of God.
An ambassador may also be viewed as a witness who represent his country and portrays all he has seen, heard and perceived to the outer world in the accurate dynamic and positive perspective. The policies, views and stands of his country on issues are religiously adhered to.
Similarly, mankind as ambassador of God, must demonstrate Godly virtues. These virtues must be carried out without any now life of regrets or bitterness. To satisfactorily play the role of an ambassador, you need not exercise your discretion, wisdom, diplomacy or policy. Your nation, or in the latter case, your God becomes the clearinghouse. Their foreign policies and virtues must be projected the way they want them.
A representative of this class becomes the custodian of the ways of his people. Consequently, all representatives of the Sole Spiritual Head, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu must emulate Him. They must wear His semblance.
A true Leader’s representative must be dedicated to the cause of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. The cause being patience humility, tolerance, meekness, honesty, and love. He must be obedient and above all loyal to the core. He must abide by the teachings and injunctions of the most High God as laid down by our Lord Jesus Christ and resounded by Leader Olumba Olumba Obu — The Supernatural Teacher of the age. Any ambassador therefore, who introduces his own policies and personal innovations contrary to the briefings he received from his state must be dismissed.
You are all representatives of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you protect His interest project His image, virtues and teachings you stand to be blessed abundantly Contrarily, you are bound to lose your post. I can assure you that an application of my teachings in the daily administration oz bethels would have reduced drastically death, lacks, pains, sufferings, sicknesses tribulations and sorrows. I am stating categorically and with full authority that an atmosphere of peace and concord would have reigned. To this end, spiritual emancipation would have been at its peak. It was for the purpose of spiritual emancipation that our Lord Jesus gave the following commands:
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing 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.” (Matthew 28:19—20).
He also said unto them, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15).
It is very shocking that a man who was called out of tribulation, suffering, lack, incurable sickness, disaster, pain, anguish and complete deterioration of hope of existence; having been granted a relief, free of charge, can now turn around to pester others. This so called negative representatives parade themselves as Lords, giving instructions and counter-orders. Freely, you were delivered in a conducive atmosphere; what then are your excuses for opposing, obstructing and deliberately neglecting and refusing to create conducive atmosphere for others?
Any leader’s representative who exhibits these negative characteristics or qualities is not worthy of his/her call or vocation. A good leader’s representative is that man who emulates me (Sole Spiritual Head), demonstrates and practicalises the principles of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. He is that man who bears one another’s burden. He is not quick to anger or criticism. In humility, he leads others by examples. You know my virtues because you have understudied me. Consequently, what you see, hear and perceived must be conveyed to others. You have a duty to impart these supernatural ideas to others. You do not need your personal innovation, reason, wisdom or fact.
Brethren, handle situations exactly as I do, because you are witnesses to me. Whether you are a professor, doctor, lawyer, millionaire, president, governor, minister or commissioner, all these status do not accord you the audacity to alter the spiritual education you have received from me. It must not also afford you the opportunity of addressing situations on your own authorities. Your qualification, status, prominence are therefore, immaterial, irrelevant and to no effect whatsoever. The difference between your assignment as Leader’s representative and your call or vocation is clear. In the former, you have to apply strictly to all the spiritual and virtuous teachings which I demonstrate to you. In the latter, you are free to apply your personal skills, techniques and discretion. It is a pity that most of you do not appreciate nor notice this distinction. You administer the bethel as if it were your private affair. If I may ask, all the discrimination, dishonesty, quarrel, bitterness and rancour you promote, from whence do you study them?
The year 1990 must introduce a change of heart. The government, members of secret societies, necromancers, to mention but a few, do not err because they have no access to this truth. They have not seen me and I have not lectured them yet. So, they stand to benefit and enjoy exoneration and pardon. The plea of innocence has been validated for them. You, my very representatives who have witnessed, noticed and accompanied me in the daily execution of my mission, how will you state your case? How will forgiveness and mercy be granted thee for deliberate sins. Is it that you did not see, hear or perceive this wind of change and spiritual emancipation? The scripture states (John 14:26).
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the spirit of truth, which proceed from the father, he shall testify of me.”
Having seen the fulfillment and practical demonstration of the above prophecy, you should humble yourself carry on your duties with full reverence to God. Recognise at all times that His will, teachings and injunctions must prevail. Your money beauty, wisdom, and power are completely immaterial and irrelevant. They do not have effect whatsoever in the activities of the kingdom. If you are looking for worldly glory, like being at the height of executive presidency of Nigeria, Africa or those of other countries of the world, do not rush to Brotherhood. Do not request spiritual direction from Brotherhood when you want earthly glory. Ours is to seek for the glory of the Father. Our second lesson states, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” (Matthew 11:29) This should be your watch-words.
All the heavenly hosts and angels pay true allegiance to this kingdom. We do not require your assistance. The kingdom is completely separated from earthly wisdom, arrogance and pride. I will reshuffle your positions and drop some of you, not for any other reason, but for lack of loyalty and obedience to the injunctions of God. You have to bear true allegiance to the principles of this kingdom because you are my witnesses.
Nebuchadnezzar dreamt about this kingdom and Daniel, by interpretation, prophesied its manifestation. “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.” (Daniel 2:44). Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is that great kingdom. Here, righteousness reigns. In respect to righteousness, you can testify that, I am as constant as the northern star, and as solid as the rock of Gibralter and the stature of salt. I have not turned nor wavered. Righteousness, perfection, sanctification and the teachings of God are what I pursue vigorously. I implore you all to emulate me strive to refrain from arrogance and vain pride.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the corner stone of our teachings. We project Him in words and deeds therefore I want you all to emulate your God. Christ, the foundation stone of our faith loves us so profoundly that, He laid down His life for us. It is our duty to exhibit, at all times, brotherly love. Your Lord and Master laid His life for you. You have to be determined to lay your life for others. The love has to be practicalised and should be actualised. You may ask in what sense? The answer is simple, if you have any means, build bethels, buy buses, ships, and aircraft to facilitate evangelical work. In addition to that, dedicated to the services of the Lord and be humble at all times. Wear the virtues of God and be governed by same in your daily teaching with men. If you are devoid of the virtues of this kingdom, you shall be cast out. This is confirmed in Matthew 15:13, “Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted off.”
There is one flock and one shepherd. Be nice to your brethren, do not frustrate them when they are on a mission to your bethel. This is another method of promoting God’s services. If you require earthly kingship please go to hell. In this kingdom, there is but one Leader. There is no discrimination no hatred, no disloyalty and dishonesty.
We do not want quarrel, bitterness and rancour. No personal aggrandizement, and egotism, all we want is the glory of God – His reverence and greatness. Also, strive to be in peace, at all times with everybody. In love and peace, spread the message of the kingdom. Human beings, mermaid apparition and witches do not exist at all. It is only Jehovah God and His Christ who live and reign forever and ever, Amen.
When you face or confront any difficulty situation, please do not forget your code number. Telephone your Father (O.O.O.) and the answer will be given immediately. I still have to stress the need for you to practise the injunctions of God. Also, take the implementation of this sermon very seriously. Do not focus your attention on husband, wife, money, glory, Christ Student and other groups in the congregation. Concentrate on the word of God. If you can assimilate and practise them, that will be fine.
Do not do anything on your own. You should emulate me. Focus your attention on “the Cross and Star” and your yoke shall be lightened. For it is written that: “And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.” (John 15:27).
Do not believe in the existence of witches, otherwise, I will part company with you. I have told you repeatedly that, you should not acknowledge the existence of these things. Because they are elementary. There is one spirit, one God and one Father. As such, we should all love Him. We have to reverence the Father, love Him, respect Him and abide by His injunctions.
Any Government which engages in profanities should be shunned. Attention should only be paid to God and His Christ. Discard tradition, because this exists only in the imagination of the unbelievers. There is no use for traditional practices. God is our saviour. As such you should win reverence, supplication and dedication. Avoid the lust and passion of the flesh, which is the product of inordinate desire.
It is written in 1 Corinthians 6:13 that, “Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.” Purify yourself, and create a chance for the Holy Spirit to move in and dwell. We are all the temples of God and He has every right to make us His habitation.
Luke 20:34-36 stated: “And Jesus answering said unto them, the children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 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.” Do not perpetuate fornication and adultery. Do not make demands and overtures to your husband or wife. For you are the temple of God. Be pure even as your Father who is in heaven. It is only then that you will be qualified to be His children.
Brethren in this scope, give rise to Brotherhood and oneness with God.
The principles, which Our Lord Jesus Christ lived and died for, shall form part of the curriculum of Universities in the near future. We are bound to accept these teachings and practise them. Obedience is the first law of God. Do not seek self-glorification otherwise you will be thrown out. Recall the case of Lucifer.
The inhabitants of the world have a duty to understudy Our Lord Jesus Christ and promote His life-style. Whether you are a President, Minister, Governor, Royal Highness this fact is applicable to you.
This condition is a must for our survival. Whether you are a Pagan, Moslem, Bahai-worshipper, Krishna, Hindu, all these are immaterial. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the substance, the spiritual strength, the protector and accomplisher. We should aspire to emulate Him. His marks, facts, ideas and life style constitute the strongest weapon we require especially for our daily lives. Our slogan is, ‘God of equality.’ Our motive is, love one another. Be humble and live amicably with others. Do not treat anybody despitefully. You should do away with hatred and infighting.
Do not reckon sins unto yourself. Dwell in peace, love and oneness. Do not seek to please men or society, but strive to please Jehovah God and His Christ. You may deceive yourself, but you can never deceive God. Note that, it is written in Matthew 12:30: “He that is not with me is against me, He that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.”
The confusion which arises in the world today is as a result of lack of love. The truth has come and like the mustard seed it has been planted. I can assure you that, it had long germinated and grown. It will spread all over the world till eternity. What God chooses is what He favours and blesses. What He disfavours has already been destroyed now. Your leader’s representatives have left the path plotted for you to indulge in various atrocities. Retrace your steps now and turn a new leaf. Work together with other members in oneness and in love. Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is an embodiment of love, power, joy, health, oneness, wealth and peace. Let this light radiate and engulf the world. Do not work against the light. Do not seek personal gains, thereby trampling on the toes of others. Re-examine the second lesson, please.
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
You complain about lack, ill-health, frustration, tribulation and suffering. Re-examine your conscience; have you imbibed these teachings? Your spirit is not at rest because you have failed to discuss Him. Now educate as many as you can about this personality in your midst. Talk about His humility, patience, endurance, love, purity and tolerance. Stress on His meekness, joy and love. Once you do this, your spirit will find solace in the Lord. Do not attach premium to any services rendered. This is completely wrong and should be discouraged. Do not sell the Holy oil, Father’s pictures and inscriptions. Do not demand money when you baptise new converts or preach the gospel otherwise, you will fail. I have been stressing that these are all strange and alien to our teachings. Direct your time to Father and the Father alone. All freewill offerings also belong to the Father, no bethels should tamper with them.
Do not covet tithe, freewill offering, charity and other appurtenances of the bethel, for it is an abomination to do so. You should draw a lesson from what happened to Achan. Also many come here for the purpose of enriching themselves. If you pay your tithe and refrain from stealing bethel’s funds and property, you would be at peace.
Tithe, charity and freewill offering are meant to be used strictly by me for the welfare of the whole world. You have been with me long enough to know that, I am completely dematerialized. The problem comes when you arrogate to yourself the power of spending this money. Do not alienate to others what should be bestowed freely. You complain of ill-health, lack, dissatisfaction, and frustration. However, these complaints do not surprise me because like Achan, you are the architect of your own fate. Now that you have known the causes of your downfall, repent therefore, and refrain from these ignoble acts. Should you emulate the practice of the Apostles of old, lack, sickness and all forms of predicaments will be eradicated. “And all that believed were together and had all things in common and sold their possessions and goods and parted them to all men as every man had need.” (Acts 4:23-35).
We do not transact business with our members. We do not commercialise the gospels, Holy oil or baptism. My teachings do not guarantee you the right to exploit others. Your behaviours have debased Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. You authorize people to pay tithe to you, to build houses for others, buy soutanes and other material things for you. You use Brotherhood to satisfy your selfish aims. With whose authority are you operating? Our Lord Jesus Christ is the mediator. I enjoin you to emulate Him.
You should respect your marriage vows. A man should marry only one wife and be contented without indulging in fornication and adultery. If you cannot continue in marriage, for reason(s) best known to you, then please do not remarry. Remain on your own. Be holy and do not prepare charms, talisman, amulet or herbs. Do not indulge in any form of spiritual experiment. Do not lament when you have any difficulty, rather, fast, go on ‘ministry’ work, pray and celebrate feast, your problems will be solved.
Do not deal with angel or man, communicate directly with the Father. Angels are your servants and they are also your brethren do not bow and worship them. Do not worship any graven image, no matter whose image is involved. Do not use candle and incense because all these things promote invocation. At no time did Lord Jesus Christ use them. All you need to do is worship your God in spirit and in truth. Always seek the glory of God. Promote your communication deeds with Him and teach others about Him.
Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is an embodiment of Christ’s principles; we do not add or subtract.
Have faith in the new name of God. Show love for one another. Do not judge, let there be no discrimination between the Jews or the Greeks. There should be one flock as there is one shepherd. The world and all its fullness belong to God. Obedience is what He requires. You are instructed to be humble, meek, kind and honest and do just what He requires you to do. Brotherhood is in its budding stage. It will grow and spread to your amazement. We will now deal on the golden text:
GOLDEN TEXT: JOHN 7:18
“He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness in him.”
PROMOTE THE WILL OF GOD
If you give orders contrary to the directives of God, you are seeking your own glory. I am admonishing you to promote, at all times, the will of Him that sent you. Keep the injunctions of God and practise His teachings. You quarrel, smoke, steal, fight, drink and encourage others to get drunk. All these baffle me. From whence do you gather all these ills? All angels in heaven and on earth obey, God. Why do you find it so difficult to take simple instructions from God? Why do you harden your heart, and continue in the consumption of meat and fish contrary to my teachings? If you had shown any transformation, the whole world would have been converted. The situation now is like, ‘who will bell the cat?’ All these infighting and struggling for post, how did you come about them? If you act contrary to my wish, you are a rebel, and it will profit you nothing.
Do you not notice how I gaze at you as you fool around? I do not act except the Father so directs. There are many decisions which I would have personally altered but I cannot, I am waiting patiently for the Father’s directive. For example, instruction was given to me from the Most High to discontinue ordination and accordingly, this has happened. Ordination, today is a forgotten issue. Like in the recent past, you all were flocking in here to receive prayers, laying of hands and blessings from me, how do you fare presently? Do you not notice the difference?
In the near the future, only righteous shall dwell in this kingdom. No one will molest a sinner, but we are saying: in utter shame: a sinner will depart from our midst. To this end do not have relationship with any brethren who is lacking in good morals, as recorded in 1 Corinthians 5:11.
“But rather I wrote to you not to associate with any one who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of immorality or greed or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or robber — not even to eat with such a one.”
If Brotherhood of the Cross and Star were not to be the kingdom of God, man, in his wickedness, would have destroyed it. We know so many who are not baptised but come in here to perpetuate evil, dupe, steal, snatch, covet and commit other vices which do not give glory to God. We have a saying that the day of reckoning is at hand. Sin no more. Recall the punishment meted out to King Herod, how his body was infested by maggots. This situation is applicable to the world over. Angels of the Most High God act as checks on sinners. Consequently, a lot are being infested by maggots today. This is happening all over the world. If you doubt it, try your duping techniques again and you will be checked. You will surely witness the visitation of the maggots.
It is stated in Mark 16:16-18 that, “He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.”
Are you not identified with these signs? Why have you not refrained from your dubious characters? These signs have followed you yet, you still dwell in sin as an infidel. You have to turn a new leaf and believe, so that you can promote the glory of the most High God.
The Holy Spirit is now reigning in love, peace and joy, which He has extended to the whole world.
May God bless His Holy Words A-men.
Sermon Delivered By Leader Olumba Olumba Obu