1ST Lesson: John 14: 21 "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."
Golden Text: Matthew 7: 24-25 "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock."
FAITH CONNOTES PRACTISING THE WORD OF GOD Beloved, have you now realised what is meant by faith? Being faithful simply means accepting to practice the words of God every time, everywhere. Often people mock at you when you claim to have seen God face to face. This is as a result of the fact that they always see you indulging in sins. A woeful sinner who claims to see God face to face does not understand what he says. You are often mocked by the people of the world for claiming to see God face to face, yet you wallow in sinfulness. It is the faithful alone that God reveals Himself to, whoever rejects the word of God cannot see God. And whoever believes not in God and His words cannot be His disciple. You have been enjoined not to steal, tell lies, fornicate, use medication, quarrel and engage in like deeds. You must refrain from these, so as to be saved. At any point in time when you practice the word of God, you automatically become one with Him. How can you claim to be seeing God face to face yet you practice none of His injunctions? Anyone who believes not in God cannot practice His injunctions. Invariably, if you do not practice His words, you cannot establish faith in Him. Read the first lesson again:
1ST. LESSON: JOHN 14: 21 "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."
THE WORDS OF GOD IS POWER A great number of people have failed today as a result of the fact that they have shunned His commandments. The word of God constitutes power. It is through the word of God that we have peace, love, prosperity, joy and other good things in life including eternal life. From January to December, I make sure the word of God is imparted to you. Yet, you refuse to practice same. To show your apathy towards the word of God, some people do pay a deaf ear on hearing the Bible that marks the beginning of each service. Note that salvation is for those who practice the word of God. Recall that in the time of Noah, only he and his household were saved. This was as a result of the fact that they practiced the word of God and had faith in God. You claim to have seen God face to face, but do you know what your statement means? Bear in mind that seeing God face to face means practicing His words and forsaking all manner of sinfulness. Having seen Him face to face, it then behoves you to shun all forms of hatred, malice, segregation etc., and make sure you love all equally and also practice the word of God. Read the golden text again:
GOLDEN TEXT: ST MATTHEW 7: 24-25. "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a
wise man, which built his house upon a rock; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock."
THE WORD OF GOD SAVES At a point when a certain woman said to Our Lord Jesus Christ, Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breast which you sucked, Our Lord Jesus Christ replied her thus: "Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it." LUKE 11: 28.
Here in the Kingdom, you are blessed with so many things. Your prayers are answered, businesses boom, your sicknesses healed and you are blessed with all your needs. But these things would not profit you anything if you still do not practice the word of God and have faith in God. Hence, salvation cannot be accorded you. Irrespective of the positions you are made to acquire here in the Kingdom, in as much as you do not practice the word of God and have faith in Him, such positions are to no avail. As many as heard the word of God and did same had ascended to God. For instance, Abraham, Abel, Melchizedek, Enoch, Noah and other prophets of old practiced the word of God and were elevated. Those who practice the word of God are accounted worthy and given a place, whereas those who do not practice the word of God are unworthy and are discarded from the Kingdom of God.
Yesterday, I asked my children to read four gospels for Me. At the end of reading, I became astonished to realize that the partakers of such gospels still indulge in sins, hatred, quarrelling, fornication, and other evil deeds. As many as do not wish to practice the word of God, do not love God, neither do they love their lives. That is why things always go haywire with them.
It is of immense importance for one to practice the word of God; once you practice the word of God, you are on top of the world. After all Christ in our golden text said: "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock, and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock."
Therefore, you have no hope whatsoever if you do not practice the word of God. It is not good for you to claim to be a Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, member yet, you still engage in the deeds, which the Father forbids. In fact, it profits you nothing to be recalcitrant not to bow to His words. For being a rebel, you cannot have peace, salvation or eternal life but damnation.
It is said that a stroke of the cane is enough for the wise. Let those who have ears hear what the Holy Spirit has imparted to the entire world. May God bless His Holy Words. Amen.
Thank you Good Father.