FIRST BIBLE LESSON: JOHN 15:12
This is my commandment that ye love one another as I have loved you.”
SECOND BIBLE LESSON: JOHN 14:15
If you love me, keep my commandments.”
GOLDEN TEXT: JOHN 4:21
“Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor at Jerusalem, worship the Father.”
Brethren, that is the theme of our lesson this morning. What you have heard is the work of God. WHATEVER YOU ARE CALLED OR YOU CALL YOURSELF, BISHOP PASTOR, REVEREND, CHRIST, JESUS, POPE, PROPHET, ETC. WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER EVEN AS HE LOVES US.
It is not a new thing to pray, neither is preaching new. Songs, dances, and visions are not new. But the new covenant is that we love one another even as He loves us. If you say you believe fervently in Jesus Christ, why then do you fail to practice this commandment of His? All those say they believe in and hope in the Lord have to comply with His commandment. Whatever do, except you love one another as Christ loves you, you have succeeded in doing nothing.
For somebody to claim he or she founded a church, what is the name that church? What type of leader do you think you are to claim to be a leader of a church? You claim you are God, what type of God are you? The foundation of the building has been laid. LOVE IS THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF GOD. If you do not love your brother what do you preach? Therefore brethren, the most important assignment for you and the call that has been extended to us consists in this Gospel.
God’s commandment is to love one another even as He loves us. Even if you raise the dead and cause the lame to walk, except you love every person as Christ loves you, you have done nothing.
Brethren, what we are saying now is something in the physical, what you see with your naked eyes even as we are sitting down here. It is neither an affairs for vision, or grammar, nor does it require essay writing or rhetoric. THIS IS THE REASON I TELL YOU I HAVE NOT COME TO FOUND A CHURCH OR PRAYER HOUSE OR HEALING HOME. I AM NOT JESUS OR CHRIST OR GOD. I HAVE COME TO REORIENT YOUR MINDS ABOUT WHAT CHRIST SAID, BECAUSE EVEN IF YOU ROAST YOUR BODY ON FIRE, AND DISTRIBUTE ALL YOUR WEALTH TO THE POOR, EXCEPT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER EVEN AS HE LOVES YOU, YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING.
He declared that His commandment is that you love one another as he loves you. It surprises me when I hear people say that God has several commandments. NO GOD HAS ONLY ONE BASIC COMMANDMENT, AND THAT IS LOVING ONE ANOTHER AS HE LOVES US. He said that He has not come to repeal the law of the prophets but to affirm.
Love your neighbor as you love yourself is not a complete commandment. The same thing is applicable to the commandment that you honor your father and mother. Also incomplete is the commandment that you have no other god before God. To remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy is incomplete. Do not steal, do not commit fornication and adultery, do not bear false witness against your neighbor are incomplete commandments in themselves. But if you love everybody as God loves you, you have obeyed every other commandment.
I have not come to teach you history of religion, and the Bible and how Abraham came into being, the story of Noah, or how God created man. I have not come for that. MY MISSION IS JUST ONE THING: TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER. I have not come to teach you History, Geography, Mathematics or any mundane subject. I have come to remind you of the commandment given by Our Lord Jesus Christ-THAT IS TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS HE LOVES US.
God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son to come and die so that whoever believes in Him shall never perish but have everlasting life. This eternal life is for you to love one another as He has instructed. Then you are out of death trap.
Whether you have money, or children, or are gainfully employed, or are healthy or ill has nothing to do with God. IT IS NONE OF GOD’S CONCERN IF YOU SET ABOUT CUTTING AND CLEARING THE ROAD OR BUILD A VERY BIG HOUSE BECAUSE ALL THESE THINGS HAD EXISTED BUT LOVE HAD NEVER BEEN IN EXISTENCE.
If you go to America, France, Italy, Europe and the rest of the developed countries, you will find their streets well kept and their environments very neat, but since there is no love of God, have you not seen how the earth is covered with darkness? People have gone to the moon and stars, have studied science, have lived inside water and have done all sorts of things, but since there is no love has the world experienced peace, prosperity, or salvation?
Some people have studied the Bible scriptures and have got chains of degrees. These qualifications are of no use. THE ONLY REQUIRED AND GOOD QUALIFICATION IS TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER EVEN AS THE LORD LOVES YOU.
THE POSITION OF A BISHOP, ARCHBISHOP, POPE, REVEREND, PASTOR, APOSTLE, EVANGELIST, DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING. LOVE ONE ANOTHER EVEN AS THE LORD LOVES YOU IS THE ONLY THING THE ENTIRE WORLD HAS TO DO. LOVE IS THE FULLFILLING OF THE LAW, BECAUSE IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY, YOU CANNOT ROB HIM. IF YOU HAVE LOVE YOU WILL NOT TELL LIES. YOU WILL CEASE TO KILL THE MOMENT YOU HAVE LOVE. IF YOU HAVE LOVE, YOU WILL NOT HARBOR ANYBODY IN YOUR MIND. IF YOU HAVE LOVE YOU WILL NOT TAKE COURT ACTION AGAINST ANYBODY. YOU SHALL NO LONGER COMMIT FORNICATION AND ADULTERY IF YOU HAVE LOVE. YOU WILL NOT COMMIT ANY SIN WHATSOEVER THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE IF YOU HAVE LOVE. YOU WILL NOT QUARREL, YOU WILL NOT SLANDER OR ASSASSINATE ANYBODY’S CHARACTER IF YOU HAVE LOVE. YOU WILL PLAN NO EVIL AGAINST ANYBODY, YOU WILL NOT BE ANGRY, YOU WILL NOT BEGRUDGE AND YOU WILL NOT FROWN YOUR FACE IF YOU HAVE LOVE. IF YOU HAVE GOD YOU WILL NOT FAIL TO LOVE EVERY PERSON YOU SEE BECAUSE HE HAS SAID THAT ANY PERSON WHO LOVES HIM SHALL KEEP HIS COMMANDMENT. THEREFORE IF WE CLAIM WE LOVE GOD, WE SHOULD LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS HE HAD COVENANTED.
God has no other law or commandment except the love of one another even as He loves us. To say that you have not kept all the ten commandments of God is erroneous. GOD HAS ONLY ONE COMMANDMENT BECAUSE HE IS JUST ONE GOD. GOD HIMSELF IS LOVE. OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IS LOVE AND THE HOLY SPIRIT IS LOVE. Therefore we have to abide in that love.
Love is oneness, taking and regarding everyone as yourself. So brethren, this is the only thing obtainable here, the only law in this Kingdom. There is no other law. You say you are a crusader, if you do not love one another as He loves you, your crusade does not mean anything.
Remember what is said in the Revelation of John 2:4-5: “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore where thou art fallen and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”
Money is not our problem, neither is food, car, or house. OUR PROBLEM IS LACK OF LOVE. It is said we have graduated from death into life because we love the brethren. That whoever does not love is in death up till now.
There is no other person who has come to save the world except Our Lord Jesus Christ. The whole world had been condemned to death, because of lack of love but today, Christ has brought you and me salvation. How many people have this salvation? Christ has shown us the way. He passed through in the scripture and apart from that path any other one leads to perdition. He says He is the way, the life, and the truth, that nobody can see the Father except through him, the Lord.
We long for eternal life but refuse to love one another as the Lord loves us. We are looking for power yet we refuse to love one another as the Lord instructs. We desire to get out of sickness and death but we refuse to love everybody as He advises. Uptil now do you not know that anybody who does not love his fellow brother abides in death?
Many people wonder and ask why a member of Brotherhood should die? Others ask why people should die in their hundreds in the world? Do they have love? Do they love one another even as Christ loves us? It is said the wages of sin is death and that the gift of God is eternal life. If we refuse to love our brethren, even as Christ loves us we have to die. We had already died. It is Christ who has brought salvation onto us.
Right from today that you are hearing this Gospel, if you love one another even as Christ loves you, you have graduated from death to life. He does not tell you to love one another so that you can be given money or so that you will be loved in return. The consequences of your love exercise according to the Lord is to enable you move from death to life.
It is of no use to engage the services of a lawyer or a doctor, or to fast and pray when you do not love one another as God loves you. There is no need, and I do not know why this thing is hidden from the entire world. I have never told you that I am Jesus, I am neither Abraham, nor a Bishop or Pastor, or God. I HAVE ONLY BROUGHT THIS GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY. IT IS THE FATHER WHO SPEAKS WHAT HE HAD SPOKEN, TO REMIND YOU BECAUSE THIS IS THE LAST GENERATION.
People are questioning why there is plenty of troubles, deaths, sickness, and hunger, despite the numerous churches. The reason is that the entire world has refused to obey the instructions of God. Others allege they have prayed, fasted, gone on ministry work, and even bathed in the Biakpan water, yet things are still abnormal. Have these brethren loved their fellow brethren as God commanded them? I have been baptised into Brotherhood yet my problems still increase with the days. Now when you were baptised did you carry out the commandment of love ye one another?
Has Christ not shown us that we should love our enemies and pray for their own good and even those who envy you? So that your Father in heaven may be glorified? Because He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the righteous and He causes His rain to fall on the just and unjust. IS THAT NOT THE GOOD NEW I HAVE BROUGHT TO THE ENTIRE WORLD?
I do not want any position at all, I am not even qualified for any the positions, neither am I interested. MY INTEREST IS LOVING ONE ANOTHER AS CHRIST HAS INSTRUCTED. Call me juju, mermaid man, Beelzebub, Spirit, or whatever name you may wish to call me, my work is to love all men as He has commanded. I am again reminding all angels and men that they have forgotten the advice given them. It was because of love Christ came down on earth. It is also because of love the Lord died was nailed on the Cross. He also rose up and ascended to heaven because of this same love that He promised He would not leave men desolate. He declared it is finished, meaning hatred has gone, only love exists.
Grace means love and we are living not under any law but love. Love one another, everybody whether white or black, man or woman. Just love everybody that comes your way. Thats all. That is what this kingdom consists of.
One things I am adding to you because Christ did say it in a very brief way, but I am serially explaining it more for your understanding. HE HAD ADVISED THAT WE SHOULD CALL NO ONE TEACHER THAT HE ALONE IS THE TEACHER AND MASTER. YOU ARE ALL BRETHREN. THIS ALSO MEANS THAT YOU ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD. But the children of God to what extent? He refers to the entire world. They are all the children of God. This is because He did not die for only the whites or the blacks but for the entire world, so that we should become one in Christ Jesus. This is to fulfill his promise that the Comforter, when He comes will lead you to the accurate knowledge of the truth.
Sermon Delivered By Leader Olumba Olumba Obu