First Bible Lesson: I Thessalonians 5:19
“Quench not the Spirit.”
Second Bible Lesson: James 4:5
“Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, “The Spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?”
Golden Text: Romans 8:13
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”
Brethren, that is the theme of our revelation this morning. You will realize that all the gospels which we receive are for your benefit. Whatever we are forbidden from doing, if we fail to do it, then it is for our own benefit. And whatever we are told to do, once we do it, it will be to our benefit.
That is why we have been told to search the Scriptures to see whether we have got eternal life. Because a great many of us do certain things and regard them as being good, but when we search the Scriptures, we discover that we are only treading on the path of destruction. All your hopes are on ghost, concoctions and charms, human beings, mermaid, and witchcraft, but these are the sources of your multifarious problems. It is always a surprising thing to find someone in this New Kingdom of God complaining that he has been bewitched, haunted by apparition and mermaids. I am always amazed; and I usually laugh at such a person. Sometimes you accuse a person of planning to kill you, and I am always sympathetic with you.
Have you not realized that if human beings had the power to restore life to a person that no one would die? If human beings also had the power to kill, then no person would have been alive. This shows me that whatever is not in existence, you simply conclude that it is there. But what is in existence, you conclude that it is not existing.
There is the Spirit, which is God. And you have been told not to quench the Spirit. Do not also despise the Spirit. Do not disgrace the Spirit, do not curse the Spirit. Do not blaspheme against the Spirit.
Search yourself to see if you have no Spirit of God. If he tells you to perform a certain assignment, you simply refuse. And if He forbids you from doing a particular thing, you continue doing it. Someone will come and converse about a thing, you continue doing it. Someone will come and converse with you but the Spirit will reveal that all that the person says are lies, and that they are not true, and therefore you should not listen to him. Another person comes to testify that all that the person had told you are nothing but the truth. You became convinced and rely on the statement of a person rather than what the Spirit has revealed to you. Have you not quenched the spirit? The spirit will tell you to donate something to a person but you refuse. Have you not quenched the Spirit?
The Spirit has directed that you should make a certain statement but you refused to say it. On what do you think Our Lord Jesus Christ lived? He was waiting on the promptings of the Spirit. He said, “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me. (John 5:30) I have the Spirit. You have the Spirit. The inhabitants of the whole world have the Spirit. The Spirit is God and is in you. But do not quench the Spirit. If the Spirit tells you to abandon where you are sitting, and you resist, are you not quenching the Spirit? In the end someone will come and make the complaint that his property is missing and that you are responsible for it. Have you, therefore, realized why the Spirit directed that you should leave that place? It is this very Spirit who will instruct you to go to a particular place. Failure to go there means that what had been kept for you there will be taken away.
Brethren, it is the tendency to quench the Spirit that is confusing the whole world. The flesh is blind and deaf and dumb. When you attempt to steal, the Spirit will tell you not to steal, but you simply resist, believing that there is no one there to see you. Secondly, that it is the Father’s thing. The reason that the world is full of sin is because people have quenched the Spirit. They refuse to hear what it says. They do not regard the Spirit. They do not walk by the dictates of the Spirit.
There is no person who can say that he has never heard the Voice of the Spirit in Him. If you are invited by a person for anything and the Spirit tells you not to go, simply obey, do not go. But if in the end you disobey the Spirit, and go, problems will befall you.
That is why Our Lord Jesus Christ said in the golden text: “if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.” The Spirit knows everything. The Spirit knows what happens throughout the world. What human eyes do not see, what ears do not hear, the Spirit sees and hears. And there is nothing which the Spirit says which is not fulfilled. At times you may decide to undertake a journey but the Spirit sees that God will not be glorified there, it will cause a stumbling block. But if you insist that no matter the circumstances you must go, you will attribute the stumbling block to ghost, witchcraft, mermaid, and concoction. Because of this you decide to serve God and at the same time jump from pillar to post. At the end, you will hear that all those who undertook the journey have not come back alive. It is there and then you will be thankful to God.
We cannot now lead a life which is pleasing to God if we quench the Spirit. It has been written that the Holy Spirit will lead, and right now, throughout the whole world, it is the Holy Spirit that reigns. We must allow Him to lead us, and not argue with Him. Do not doubt Him whenever He sends you for anything. Avoid interrogating Him, because this is one of the things which spells problems on us.
Do not do anything according to the promptings of the flesh. The Spirit which God has put in you, lusts to envy, He leads you to the knowledge of truth. He neither wants us to commit any act of sin, nor does He want any sin to come nearer us. He does not want us to request for anything from any man. He is the teacher, He is the Leader. He is both the teacher and the instructor. Whatever He tells you is nothing but the truth.
Do not argue. Do not dispute. Do not murmur against the Spirit. That is why you are told not to quench the spirit. It is a result of quenching the Spirit that you steal. It is a result of quenching the Spirit that you fornicate, and tell lies and indulge in other acts of sin. You do not pay attention nor are you ready to accept the dictates of the Spirit.
A fellow human being will deceive you but the Spirit will not deceive you. Somebody can give money to another person, introduce him to make false allegation against you, but who is able to bribe the Spirit? Whatever it is, once you knock your head on the ground, the Spirit will reveal it to you.
If Peter had quenched the Spirit when Cornelius sent someone to him, he would not have gone. (Acts 10:5) Because when Peter was praying he saw “all manner of four footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things and fowls of the air and there came a voice to him “rise Peter kill and eat.” (Acts 10:13) But Peter said, “Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” The voice spake again saying “What God has cleansed that call not thou common.” (Acts 10:15) Remember that when Our Lord Jesus Christ was with His disciples, He advised them, not to go to the Gentiles but to concentrate on the lost sheep of Israel. (Matt 10:6) While Peter was doubting this vision three persons appeared. As they were going to inquire about the house of Peter, the Spirit said unto Peter, “Behold three men seek thee. Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.” (Acts 10:20)
The three persons were Gentiles. If Peter had doubted, he would have quenched the Spirit. Right now the Spirit is speaking to each and everyone of us. Do not quench the Spirit. All the leaders you are seeking after in America and India mean nothing. There is no other leader apart from the One dwelling in you. The Spirit is the only Leader and you have been told not to quench that Spirit.
Do not call anyone teacher, the Spirit is the only Teacher, who teaches us and leads us to the knowledge of truth. Even the Bible you read daily. Sometime after reading a certain passage you will be asked by the Spirit, “do you understand what you read?” Flesh and blood cannot read and understand the Bible. It is only the Spirit which understands what is written in the Bible.
Some people argue that they have been goaded into taking certain actions by their conscience. What do you mean by conscience? He knows why He is made to descend. He still remains in us. Can you now realize your vain wisdom? You argue that your conscience has directed that you should do certain things or that a certain person is no good.
The Spirit sees both far and near. He knows what will happen in a hundred years to come. When the Spirit directs that you should forsake anything, He knows the usefulness you will derive from such abstinence. If you do not quench the Spirit you will be saved, but if you quench the Spirit, you will regret.
Leave aside visions and prophecies. But only listen to the Spirit which is in you, because it is the Spirit which has also to confirm or condemn the prophecies given. Someone may be preaching now and you pay attention to him but the Spirit reveals to you that all that he says are not true. The words spoken may be pleasing to your ears but not cherished by the Spirit.
You will see a person who appears to be a gentleman. The word you use in describing certain persons is not understood by you. But the Spirit reveals that he is not trustworthy. The word “gentleman” is detested by the Spirit. You have to listen to the Spirit and believe in Him. If I am told to confirm and appoint a gentleman, I will only appoint and confirm Our Lord Jesus Christ. From Adam, apart from him there is no other gentleman. Our Lord Jesus Christ said “learn from me, for I am meek and lowly in heart.” (Matt 11:29) His voice was not heard in the streets, He never told lies. He never stole. He never deceived anyone. He was gentle.
What has made him a gentleman? It is because He has not quenched the Spirit. He said, “for I have not spoken of myself; as I hear I speak, because his commandment is life everlasting.” (John 12:50)
Brethren, all the statements made to you by the Holy Spirit are referred to as “life everlasting.” All what you see with your eyes are but deceitful. All what you hear are but deceitful. Brethren, let our first lesson be read.
First Bible Lesson: Thessalonians 5:19
“Quench not the Spirit.”
Have you read that? This is not a confusing statement. It is not a vision but the word of God. What did Our Lord Jesus Christ declare God to be? He said that God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24) Worshipping God in Spirit and in truth is to listen to and abide by the exhortations of the Holy Spirit. Whatever the Holy Spirit advises you to do, that you must do. Whatever He forbids you from doing, that you must not do. If you walk according to the promptings of the Spirit, You cannot commit any mistake. Whoever walks by the Spirit does not err, because the Spirit itself is the truth. And if you walk by the Spirit, you will not walk according to the promptings of the flesh.
In order that you can mortify the flesh, you must walk by the Spirit. All your prayers that God should remove the Spirit of fornication, the spirit of lies, from you can be answered if you do not quench the Spirit of God. Abide by Him and listen to Him.
His voice is not as loud as the one you hear from me. He speaks with the still small voice, the whole world can say that there is no life in you. You can also say that the end of your life has come. But the still small voice reassures you that you should not bother yourself, for there is nothing. Visions can tell you that you are going to die. Prophesies can also be given that you shall die. But the Spirit tells you that there is nothing to kill you. Do not quench the Spirit. Only believe you shall live.
An English adage says that the hand is faster than the eye. If a person comes before a sick person and starts to shake the head showing that he has been inspired by the Spirit of God, you will tend to believe in the vision he will give to the sick person. If you want to prove what I am telling you, then you have to pretend to be sick, then a person will start to shake his head in a bid to giving a vision. He is trying to deceive you. You may be a Brotherhood member, say a Pastor, you go to those you are not acquainted with, putting on your suit, shoes, and cap to match. As soon as you get there, the people will complain that you have come to tempt them and will even advise you to be baptized. If you are led by the Spirit of God, you will certainly know what is happening at such a place. There is no person with the Spirit of God who will say anything which is not the truth.
Right now if you go to any person’s house, he may be a prophet, if you pretend to be sad and start to weep, then visions and prophesies will soon commence. Once you wear a mournful look, spiritual work will begin. At times you may be given a vision arising from your discussions with somebody.
But the case with the Spirit is different. Whether you have discussed anything or not, whether you have engaged in conversation with any person or not, the Spirit will tell you exactly what is in your mind. It will neither add nor subtract. Dreams, visions and prophecies are only the effect of the matter and not the cause of the effect. Our Lord Jesus Christ does not require that any person should testify of man for He knows exactly what is in man. He is the Spirit whom you despise. That is why when Our Lord Jesus Christ told Nathaniel: “when thou was under the fig tree, I saw thee.” Nathaniel became surprised and said, “Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel.” And Our Lord Jesus Christ asked: “because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.” (John 1:48-50)
You are with a precious jewel, but since you quench Him, He is not revealed to you. If you have a father, he speaks to you but you do not heed his speech, what useful purpose does it serve? If anything befalls you, you are to blame. Do you think that it is for nothing that the Holy Spirit has come to dwell in us? The Spirit is coming to lead us, to teach us, to protect us, that we may not be deceived and that nothing should take us by surprise.
We have a Spiritual chorus which says, “Spirit of truth! Come and lead for it had been written that He shall lead.” This is true because it is only the spirit of truth which can lead us. No other thing can lead you. No other thing can teach you. What ever may happen to you, do not make any noise, and do not make any report but only surrender yourself completely into the hands of God. In due time, the Spirit will reveal to you what had happened.
How many times will something happen to God before He becomes wise? He sent prophets and they went about deceiving people and derailed from the path of rectitude. Each angel He sent prophesied falsely and derailed from the path of righteousness. Must He continue to send prophets? That is why He no more sends any human being. He has come by Himself. There is no other method man can employ to deceive God. Your problem arises from the fact that you do not regard Him but rather quench the Spirit. What He said in the era of Adam is exactly what He is saying in this era. The teachings He imparted right from that time are exactly the teachings He has come with at this period of time. Visions will tell you that you should select a beautiful girl for marriage because you have seen a beautiful girl. Another vision will tell you that God has blessed you with much money because you have been lamenting, why a young man like yourself should be so poor without money. That is why a visioner has come, shaking his head, and telling you that God has blessed you with money.
The world has now got to a stage she can no longer be deceived. That is why many do not believe in visions except here in Brotherhood. This is because all your visions do not come to manifestation. You are witnesses to what happened during the just concluded election. Many visions were given, written and circulated. But have they been fulfilled? But the Father said that there will be no war. Actually there has been no war. It is only God who does not tell lies. Angels tell lies. Elementary spirits tell lies. That is why God has come down Himself. He is in you. When you complain that you do not see visions, what do you do with visions? It is only the Father who is in you. Listen to Him. Ask Him everything. Only do what He tells you to do. Do not quench the Spirit.
You can see through visions a coffin and an angel telling you that your relation will die. If these are not seen in visions, will the person not die? This is a superstitious belief. There is no truth in it. You are only guessing that the sign represents death of a relation.
Right from the moment, if you lean on Him, this great tree, every plan stands destroyed. Someone may come to you and discuss the power of concoctions with you. You argue that there is no power in concoction. But the moment you are convinced and nod your head in agreement, then you have been won over.
If you come by anyone who says that Brotherhood is beelzebub, is ghost, is mermaid, only tell him to sit down, and listen to you. Preach the word of God to him. In the end he will ask you for prayers. He had hitherto not been taught the truth. Now that He has been shown the truth, he is prepared to be baptized. If you do not listen to the Father, any person can convince you because he will tell you that you have not yet got to a stage which you should understand Brotherhood and that you have not yet known the Leader: for he had lived with the Leader and known the source of the holy oil. You may then conclude that all that the person is saying is true, thus, you become an accomplice.
As I look at the inhabitants of the world, I see that all have quenched the Spirit. If it is reported that, someone has committed murder, every person will deny knowing him. Even the parents will deny knowing him. There will be fear. Everybody will desert him. The father will say, “I am the father, but I do not know what is happening.”
Brethren, let the second lesson be read. Listen attentively to the word of God, which is given to you this morning, so that you may know where you stand.
Second Bible Lesson: James 4:5
“Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The Spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?”
Brethren, can you see the salvation brought to us by God, but which you have quenched? You do not comply with his instructions. You resist the will of the Holy Spirit and because of this, destruction befalls the whole world. When you complain, why such problems should befall you, and I ask, have you listened to His instruction? You lament saying, God, it is you that I am worshipping, I have surrendered myself to you.” Since you claim to be worshipping Him, what has He said to you? What advice has He given to you?
If someone has a father, he has to keep to the instructions of the father. Whatever he intends to do, he must first of all clear with his father. He will only do those things the father instructs him to do.
That is why Our Lord Jesus Christ was always consulting the Father. Each time He knelt down and knocked His head, he was consulting the Father of his plans. He did this so often that Philip was prompted to ask, “Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.” Our Lord Jesus Christ then replied, “Have I been so long time with you, and yet has thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father. (John 14:8)
The Spirit had been in existence when there was no man in existence. (Gen 1:2) It was that same Spirit which was with Adam and Eve. He told Adam, “ask no man anything for I shall teach you all things.” For Adam to have quenched the Spirit, disobeyed Him and obeyed something else, brought problems into the world. The Spirit had drawn his attention to the fact that he should not ask any being anything, neither an angel nor any man, for He would teach him everything. Deviating, from the voice of the Holy Spirit and doing something else, brought about the downfall of the world.
If all of us, right from this moment, walked according to the instructions of God, and on the path of rectitude, then we would from our infancy have no stumbling block. He cannot make one statement today and then make another conflicting statement the next day. His voice is always one and the same thing. Do not commit fornication. Do not tell lies. Do not indulge in the preparation of concoction and charms. Do not be angry, are all His words. (Matt 5:22)
You pray and fast so that God may afford you the chance to commit fornication. Visioners will even tell you that the Lord has directed that you should fornicate and then fast. But the Spirit of God will direct you not to fornicate. No matter the number of days you fast, the Holy Spirit will never tell you to commit fornication.
Why Our Lord Jesus Christ has come down to dwell in our heart is that He is the captain of the ship. He is also all and in all. He does not want us to perish. That is why He has come to lead us, to teach and lead us to the accurate wisdom of the truth. He is not prepared to send an angel because an angel can come to preach something else. He has come down himself, to teach and lead you to the wisdom of the truth. How will you overcome the flesh? Except you do not quench the Spirit but always listen to Him, then the work of the flesh will be subdued. Have you realized that “the Spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?” Who is this Spirit in us? It is Jehovah God and His Christ. He is nearer to you than the tongue to the teeth. Right from this moment, whatever you intend to do, supplicate with Him and if you do not hear from Him, do not attempt doing anything. Very many people do not know the significance of prayers. Prayer is a request. It is supplication. It is the blood of the lamb. When you pray, you have to wait patiently. He will come and give you the answer. He will tell you to do a certain thing. Once you comply with his instructions, there will be no problems.
If you read the pamphlet “The Other Wise Man” you will discover why the fourth man could not accompany the other three men. When he got to the way, his horse stood still at a point. He saw a Hebrew man who was very sick He was confused but contemplated within himself, “If I leave this man he will die; if I should stay with him then my companions would go without me.” He therefore prayed and asked God to direct him on what he should do. When he prayed, it was revealed that he should help the sick man. Any person who is led by the Spirit of God can never fall. You continue to quarrel because you have quenched the Spirit. You do not listen to its voice. Right from this moment, you are receiving these words, if you do not quench the Spirit but always listen to Him, then the flesh will be dead and the Spirit will be glorified.
A person can come into your midst, the Spirit in you will tell you that person is a thief. But that if he steals anything you should not disgrace him. Simply allow him to go away with these things. Just abide accordingly. Someone can talk to you, requesting from you. The Spirit will reveal that he is telling lies, but that you should give to him whatever he wants. You should neither disclose him as a lair nor resist his intentions.
People think that the Spirit can never tell you not to move to a particular direction, and if you do, you will die. This is not true. If you walk by the Spirit, then the flesh will die.
Before any person tells you lies, the spirit will reveal to you why he has told lies. The person knows that if he tells you the truth, you will not grant his request. He is only trying to help himself. You have to give whatever he wants. If a person steals now, the Spirit will reveal to you why he has stolen. He will disclose to you his state of condition. He will also advise that you should even give other things for him to go with; that you should not become exasperated. Can the flesh perform such a function?
If you walk by the promptings of the Spirit, then you will no more quarrel, steal, hate, become angry, and commit other forms of vices, because He has come to lead you in the path of righteousness. Our Lord Jesus Christ had told His disciples, “if ye love me, keep My commandments, and I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth Him; but ye know Him, for He dwelleth with you, and shall be with you.” (John 14:15-17)
You may be given a letter, and it is opened and read, yet you do not understand anything. But the Spirit will tell you exactly the meaning of the letter. Sometimes the writer may be abusing and writing all manners of evil words which could provoke you. But on seeing him, you listen to the Spirit, then pray, asking for what action to take; the Spirit will reveal to you an action which will be pleasing to him, thereby evading a quarrel.
You have heard what the scripture says, “We know that whoever is born of God sinneth not, but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.”(1 John 5:18). If we quench the Spirit, He tells us not to do certain things. But we disobey and do them. He enjoins us to do this or that but we fail to do so. Show me how we have not sinned.
You are told to go on ministry work but you give an excuse that you have no money for such a journey? If he wishes that you should go on ministry, then he must give you the transport money. To whom are you directing such mark of insolence? Sometimes you interrogate him – how do you want me to go on this ministry work? How will I feed myself, tell me what to do. And I ask, to whom are you directing your insulting words? What He told you in 1970 is what He continues to tell you.
Therefore brethren, let us forsake the flesh because it is not profitable to us. If we live by the Spirit, we will mortify the deeds of the body, (Rom 8:13) None of you can argue that you have not quenched the Spirit. No one can attest that he is walking according to the prompting of the Spirit. That is why you fail, die and become sick, become afflicted. Because we walk according to the promptings of the flesh and not by the spirit.
The difference between the flesh and the Spirit is that the Spirit is God. He is the Father, and the Lord; but the flesh is elementary spirit. The elementary spirit, which is an ordinary spirit, can be compared to a servant. The servant can say anything but his words are not with authority because he is not the master. Brethren, I do not intend to take you further than this. Let our golden text read.
Golden Text: Romans 8:13
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”
In My Fathers House Are Many Mansions (John 14:2)
Brethren, have you heard that? Can you see why we have been told not to quench the Spirit? If we quench the Spirit, it means that we are living after the flesh and we shall also die. That is why when the Spirit in us which lusteth to envy, is disobeyed, we suffer. The Spirit will hinder us and you would not accept. When you are hindered, you will attribute it to witchcraft, ghost, concoction, and mermaid. It is none of these but the spirit. The Spirit lusts to envy so that we may live after him and do what is good. What did he tell His disciples? He said, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:3) You should, therefore, not seek after advice from any person; only seek advice from the Spirit which dwells in you. Do not seek advice from the flesh; the spirit of fornication, spirit of theft, spirit of struggling for money, spirit of indulgence in preparation of concoction and charms are all elementary. They are no true spirit.
Any spirit which tells you that there is anything like witches or wizards, such a spirit is elementary. Any spirit which tells you that there is concoction or charms which can save a man is but elementary spirit. Any spirit which points to a woman as being beautiful and therefore should be intimate with her is no true spirit. There is only one Spirit. Jehovah God and His Christ is the only Spirit. Other spirits are but the flesh. It means that if we listen to Him, then the deeds of the body will automatically die. No person will use eloquent language to deceive you. No person will give you a vision that you should come to a particular place for someone to cause you to have money. No one will also deceive you that if you go to a certain place, you will acquire power.
The power you are seeking after is with you. God is with you. Our Lord Jesus Christ is with you. The Holy Spirit is here. What else are you looking for outside? Have you not remembered when the Pharisees asked Our Lord Jesus Christ, “When the Kingdom of God should come.” Our Lord Jesus Christ replied, “The Kingdom of God cometh not with observation. Neither shall they say, lo here! or, lo there! for behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21)
Even if it is a child born today, that Spirit is with him. It may be leading, but you are unable to recognize him. It is the Spirit which leads us always. Wherever conditions will not be favorable, he will not lead us there because He knows. Sometimes you will start to throw away your materials for the preparation, and finally go without any preparation of concoction.
The problem lingering now is that the Spirit hinders you from your intentions and you also do not want to comply with His instructions. If you prepare any concoction, He will take it away and you will go to consult oracles to find out what had destroyed your concoction. If you prepare another, He will destroy that also. What you will do is to move to a different place.
Right from today, if we, through the Spirit, mortify the deeds of the body, we shall live. (Rom 8:13). That means that we no longer quench the Spirit. If we quench not the Spirit, and only listen to Him and comply with His instructions, then we will live.
You are witness to what I am telling you. You are seeking for money. Listen to your Spirit, for we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out. As soon as he hears these words he will abandon his witchcraft. If we listen to the Spirit, we will be patient. We will not labour for food, for wives, for husbands, for positions, and for money. Because the Spirit has directed that we should be content with what we have.
What of those motor cars? You will hear that a person has bought a motor car but after three weeks the car is gone. The owner resorts to walking and becomes even indebted. Then it is said that a person is promoted at his place of work. Do you know that his problems are also promoted? At times before a person is promoted, he has spent so much money on the hope that he will recover it after his promotion. He is promoted, but He has no food to eat. He starts redeeming his debts. What useful purpose has the promotion served?
God has said that we should not be carnally minded but should be satisfied with what God has given to us. If we listen to the Spirit, we will not have troubled hearts. We will be at peace because we will always be satisfied. If it were not so, Peter would have confused Our Lord Jesus Christ when He said, “I must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day?” Then Peter rebuked Him, “Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.” But Our Lord Jesus Christ replied, “Get thee behind me, satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” (Matt 16:21-23) If from this moment, you do not listen to the flesh or man, or pay attention to what you see or hear, but only listen to the Spirit, then, Brethren, you have overcome the world.
Brethren, I do not intend to be tedious to you. It is said one stroke of the cane is sufficient for the wise. Any man who has ears to hear, let him hear. May God Bless His Words. Amen.
REFERENCE: Everlasting Gospel By the Sole Spiritual Head Of The Universe, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu on: DO NOT QUENCH THE SPIRIT. From:- The Revelation Of The HOLY SPIRIT– Volume Two Pages: 33 – 54.