BE LIKE GOD, FOR, YOU ARE MINI-GODS
First Bible Lesson: John 10: 34
Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, I SAID, YE ARE GODS?”
Second Bible Lesson: Romans 8:16
The spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.
Golden Text: John 10:35-36
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
Brethren, open all your intellect to imbibe this Gospel. And the Father has already endowed you with ability to understand these unique teachings and the recondite wisdom of truth. I implore every person to listen with great attention. This recondite wisdom of truth is going to be proved mathematically to you as geometry and algebra. This gospel is going to bring to nothing the wisdom of the wise, prudent, the great scientists and philosophers.
Therefore, it is imperative that you all open your minds and receive this gospel. The first question is, do you believe in what is written in Psalm 82:6-7: “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” That is what you are supposed to keep in mind always. Was it not written that ye are gods? You often deny the veritable truth that man is god. The question is if man is not god, what is he? Did God not create man in His image and likeness? I therefore stand here in the highest heavens to proclaim and affirm that you are gods.
YOU ARE LITTLE GODS
When it is said there are gods of the heavens and gods of earth, we are all gods of the heavens and of the earth, although you are the minor gods. God is God. The size and form make no difference. That is why God Himself, even the Spirit, bears witness that we are the children of God. But the record should be put straight that you are not the Father, the Lord, or the King. We have only one Father and one Lord. But you are of God, and sons of the Living God, so you are little gods. This has to be revealed to you, and it had been said and has been prophesied that this generation shall not pass away until these words are fulfilled. (Matt 5:18). Therefore whenever you see a man, you are seeing God. And that is why wherever you see a man, that is God, for man is God’s self-reflection.
WHAT YOU DO TO MAN IS DONE TO GOD
Whenever you call man God, you do not make any mistake in doing so. There is no better name you should call a man than God. It stands to reason therefore to reveal to you that whenever you commit any act of evil against your fellow man, you are directly doing it to God. If you think you are fighting with a man, you are making a great mistake, for, you are fighting against God. If you steal another man’s property, kill him, fornicate with his wife or children, you are offending God. If you treat a man badly, hate him, disgrace him, or abuse him, you are offending God. If you wage any war against man, you are directly waging war against God. If you curse or calumniate against any man, you are doing it to God. If you refuse to help a man, you have also refused to help God. If you manipulate a man or act craftily to any person, you are doing that to God. If you ill-treat or frustrate a man, you are doing the same thing to God.
If you are charitable to a man or love him, you are doing so to God. Therefore do not waste time gazing at the sky in the vain hope of seeing Jesus, the Christ, come back; because, after all, you are all gods. Why you are gods in the plurality is that you are the minor gods. Each man is a small god, and God Almighty is like the mother goat who gives birth to young ones. Are the young ones not goats still? It is just like a person who marries a wife who later gives birth to a bouncing baby. Will you then say that because the newborn baby is a child, he is not a human being? That is the fundamental situation that is comparable to the supreme God and the little gods. That is why you are asked to, “Love one another even as I have loved you.” (John 15:12). And He goes on to say, “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was naked and you clothed me, I was in the hospital and you paid me a visit. I was in the prison yard and you came to console and comfort me.” And you will ask, “Master, when were you hungry and I gave you food to eat, naked and I clothed you, and I visited you in the hospital or prison custody? And He will answer and say, “Once you did this to any of your brethren, you were directly doing for me.” (Matt 25:35-6)
THOUGH MORTAL, YE ARE STILL GODS
What is man, my dear brethren, tell me what man is? I am challenging the whole world to tell me what man is, if he is any other being apart from God. What is it that man is not capable of doing? Our Lord Jesus Christ had said that a son cannot do anything except that which his Father has asked him to do. God had authorized man to rule over all other creations including fishes in water, birds of the air, animals in the bushes, the moon, sun, star, fire, water, trees, and everything. Man has been given the mandate to oversee everything; he rules and lords it over them all. (Gen 1:26). Man ate of the fruits of the tree in the middle of the Garden, and became as wise as God. When God saw that man had become as wise as Himself, He ordered that man should be driven out of the Garden of Eden so that he should not further worsen the situation by eating of the tree of eternal life. (Gen 3:23). Had man eaten this fruit of eternal life, man would have been immortal. But because he was driven out, man remains mortal.
That is why Psalm 82:6-7 says, “I have said, Ye are Gods, and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men and fall like one of the princes.” Therefore if you die today that does not diminish the fact that you are a mini-god. The erroneous concept held by a number of people should be disregarded. (And this gospel message should be delivered to the Father today by all means). It is idle talk to keep insisting that man cannot be God. What about the portion of the Bible we are treating now? Have you forgotten about it? Therefore it is true that man is God and whoever contests this truth will see the fire of God’s wrath burning on his head.
GOD IS IN HIS TRUE ELEMENT WHEN HE TAKES HUMAN FORM
It is then senseless to say that God should not come physically to dwell with man on earth. It is self-defeating to hold unto this misleading idea that God cannot be in the form of man. You keep on bothering yourselves about all these elementary and childish ideas concerning God. That is why, dear brethren, it is clearly stated in the Holy Bible that whoever does not love, is in darkness. And if you do not love your fellow man, how can you love God whom you cannot see physically? (1 John 4:20). It is high time that you stopped that foolishness. I wonder how to make you accept without any doubt that man is God. The only thing that can perturb man is the shame and disgrace that man has all the time been subjected to, once he is of God. Yes, it is man’s fear and inability to bear such hardship and humiliation. Yet man is a mini- god in reality, and also the image of the living God. So always bear this in mind that whatever you do to men you are doing to God.
CHIPS OFF A BLOCK OF GOLD ARE GOLD
Brethren, that is why the Father has given the teachings on equality to support the fact that any evil done to another person is done to God and to yourself. We are all the children of God. For example if you cut off a small portion from gold and use it in making bangles, earrings, or finger rings, gold will still remain gold, no matter into what shape it has been cut. So are you chips of God. Therefore whatever good thing you do, you are doing it for God, and also for yourself. Meanwhile, when you know the truth, the truth will set you free. (John 8:32). As soon as you come to the realization that man is God, you will no longer commit any evil against any person. You will no longer commit any vicious act against your fellow men. It will eventually become a matter of course that you stay in love with your fellow men.
Meanwhile, if you visit a strange place which is fully electrified, with good roads and other modern infrastructures, but you do not find any single individual there, what will you do there? If you dream and you happen to see a strange city which is without people, what will you tell people when you wake up from your sleep? But on the other hand, you see a man in your dream with a long beard, seated on a kingly throne, with all his paraphernalia, and he tells you in a deep voice, “I am God.” When you wake up the following morning, you will tell people that you have seen God. I do not mean to manipulate you. Henceforth, if any person says that he is not God, you should tell him, “Man know thyself.” That is why I do not hate or cheat you nor am I being cunning to you. I love and do extend my expression of love to all of you because I know that you are part and parcel of the God Almighty.
BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE ALMIGHTY GOD OUR FATHER
As it is recorded in Matthew 23:7-10, Our Lord Jesus the Christ has said that you shall call no man Rabbi, for one is your master, even Jesus the Christ, and all of you are brethren. You should call no man Father upon the earth, for one is your Father which is in heaven, neither call you any person master or teacher for only one is your Master and Teacher even Jesus the Christ. We have only one Almighty Father and one Almighty Lord and king who owns us and the universe. We cannot exist alone. We are just like the branches of the tree. Does it mean that if a person has one thousand children, the children are no longer his own because they are so numerous? Or will you say that we are also not the children of the founder of this earth because his children are too many? Therefore that kind of foolish reasoning should stop forthwith. (This gospel shall be written, and published for distribution to the entire world.) You should also help in giving out copies to people who dare to contend with you on the fact of man being God in reality. Those who refuse to believe are unfortunate. The word of God cannot come out for nothing. Its intent and purpose must always be fulfilled. If you are not God, what are you? Where do you come from? Gold could be used to manufacture any jewelry, gold-ring, gold earrings, necklaces, and bangles. Turn gold into anything, gold will still be gold. So God remains God even though we call the outcome by the word man. Let our First Bible Lesson be read, as I do not want to belabor you.
First Bible Lesson: John 10:34
Jesus answered, “Is it not written in your law, I said ye are gods?”
You claim that you believe in the words of the Holy Bible, why do you not believe that man is God? I believe very firmly that whenever you hate a man, you automatically hate God. When you see a man you are seeing God. Man is the temple and the house of God. Man is the farm or the vineyard of God. If there is something that can make you come to the realization of yourself, it should be this unique gospel given to you. Today, therefore, whatever good you do for a man, you are doing it for God.
THE EVIL YOU DO TO OTHERS BEFALLS YOU
When you come to this recondite wisdom, you will not hate, backbite, cause division, fight, cheat, or fornicate. Our Lord Jesus the Christ used His precious blood to atone for our numerous sins and to unite us together. Those who have come to this consciousness cannot create a situation whereby they build tin gods and use them to lord it over others.
There is nothing very effective or meaningful which an individual can do on his own. We should not allow the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ to be in vain, which blood He has shed to unite humanity together. The only unifying force which can withstand the test of time is love. The limit which Adam could reach was where his wisdom stopped. If he had attained the wisdom that God was dwelling in man, he would not have done what he did. You are witnesses to the fact that when a child is born, you have to groom the child to grow up to be a useful individual. But while the child grows, you will not be conscious of his growth. If man had realized himself he would not have stolen, taken drugs, fornicated, neither killed, nor hated his fellow man. But the wisdom eludes him because he does not know himself, and does not have enduring patience.
WE ARE GODS ONLY WHEN WE ATTAIN PURITY
The ten commandments were brought by Moses for the guidance of man. One of them says that “You should have no other gods beside Me.” (Exodus 20:3). The sum total of it all is that you should purify yourself. That means that all the vices such as fornication, backbiting, murder, shall be refrained from, and it is in this state of absolute purity we can realize ourselves as gods. God and the Spirit of God in us bears witness with our spirit that we are gods and children of the living God. The emphasis is laid on “the spirit in us.” If you say that you are not God, then what are you? The Lord God wants all things to be under the Supreme Lord and King. We have spirits in us which witness with one another that we are God’s children. The Father is the one who owns everything and us, and Jesus Christ is the Lord of Lords, and the King of Kings.
WHEN YOU FEED THE HUNGRY, AND GIVE AID TO THE POOR, YOU ARE DOING IT FOR GOD:
Brethren, I do not say anything with the purpose of tricking you. When did God stay hungry, or when was He thirsty and so on? (Matt 25:35). So when God says, “when I was hungry,” it means when was man hungry. Therefore whatever you do unto man, you are doing it to God. And in doing good you are directly glorifying God. The so-called wisdom of man has been exposed as zero, because if he had so much wisdom he could have known that when you help another man, you are helping yourself and God also. After all, man does not even know the number of strands of hairs which are on his head. It is only God alone who can accord any person the ability to do anything. Although man is God, yet he is not the Father or the Lord and King. It will be recalled that the interpreter, Brother Essien, wrote a book of which the chief physiologist was very critical. Although he agreed with what Dr. Essien, the interpreter, had written on the concept of vegetarianism, as the truth, and that the eating of fish and meat should be stopped, he said this was a secret to be hidden from the public in the interest of the profession. He failed to realize the health hazard and the overall interest of the masses who have in one way or the other met their death because of the so-called professional self-interest.
I am happy whenever there is the Elders’ Week, the Father uses it to reveal much recondite wisdom of God. For instance, you may call your God to come and help you, and eventually a man comes to render you some help; and you can also call on man to come and help you, but God comes to your aid. You can see that even in a small child, there is that semblance of God. If you do something for your fellow man, you are in effect doing it for God.
This could be likened to a situation where people are playing in a pool of water and one of them continues to dive in and out of the water, asking the rest to find him. As he continues to dive in and out of the water, he may finally disappear from their sight. The onlookers may think that the swimmer has drowned inside the water, because they do not see him. But suddenly the man they thought was lost in the water, would re-emerge to the surprise of the onlookers. He is the same person. Does this thing not happen in this way? This reveals that God is with men, hiding, in their midst. But have you seen him? The same God lives in you. You are the vineyard, you are God’s city, God’s house. You are God’s sheep, you are his vineyard, you are God’s city, you are God’s sheep (and flock of sheep) you are man, you are spirit. Even as the spirit has confessed that ye are gods, but do you believe this? You are not conscious of the God in you. So no man knows himself. Right from the hair on your head down to the toes on your feet, no one knows anything about himself. And no man can do anything of himself except the ability to do so comes from the Father.
If the Father does not give you the ability you cannot know anything about God. I again referred to the case where the Father used the interpreter to publish a book sometime ago, on the medical aspects of vegetarianism. The book circulated around the medical college of the university. The chief Physiology professor became infuriated with the contents of this book. He was annoyed not because the book’s content was untrue, but because his view was that the writer should not have revealed this secret to the public, because that information is only restricted to the medical profession and should not be exposed to students who take it as a course of study in the medical school. The interpreter was almost expelled. But in the heat of the crisis the Holy Father appeared on the television, and preached a sermon on the concept of vegetarianism to the whole nation and the world. This sermon of the Father was universally accepted and this interpreter was freed.
At the end of it all, it became clear that what the Father used the interpreter to write was the truth which has the full backing of the Holy Spirit. And so this is what is happening today. If the Father does not give you the ability to know that you are gods, you can never know, let alone accept the fact that you are gods. That is why when God passes through someone to help you, you doubt it. You will wonder how come it is God? But if man is not God, what then is man? Think of a situation when you conceive a plan to deceive another person and immediately this evil thought and plan of yours interacts with the mind of targeted the person. He would make similar plans to deceive you also. And eventually as each one succeeds in deceiving the other, each deceiver rejoices in his success at deceiving the other. Both of you are fools. This reveals that any evil plan that you conceive and eventually carry out against another person, you are thinking and executing such plans against yourself. That is why Christ said that a city divided against itself stands desolate and is bound to fall. (Matt 12:25).
The main reason why Christ shed his blood was to unite all men together. And once the blood was shed this unity of all the children of God had been achieved. Every person has been united unto the Father. And there is only one Father, one Lord and one King. He is an indivisible whole. The entire earth is also under the control of man, including the water, fishes, animals, birds, trees, and all other created things are subjected unto man to rule over. If all these things are subjected to your rulership, why do you still say that you are not God? If you are not God, what else are you? Blindness is a bad sickness, and Jesus the Christ knew this quite well. That is why for merely saying that ” I and the Father are one,” (John 10:30) He was killed. What if He had openly declared Himself to be God, do you not think they would have killed Him earlier? Because of man’s blindness Our Lord Jesus Christ implored us to love our enemies, pray for those who persecute, ridicule, and say all manner of bad things against us for He makes the sun to shine on the just and the unjust, and sendeth rain to both the good and bad people. We should be perfect as our Father is perfect. (Matt 5:44,48). This confirms that we have one and same God and we should love one another even as he had loved us. This clearly indicates that when you slap a man you are directly slapping God; whenever you tell lies to a man, you have told lies to God. If you had known this, you would not have carried out any evil plan against any man. For it is said that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.
MAN AND GOD : AS INSEPARABLE AS FLESH AND BLOOD
The cause of evil, hardships, and untold sufferings, prevalent in the world is because every man plans against his fellow human being. And because of this the kingdom of the world has fallen, never to rise again. There is no progress, no prosperity, but adversity all around. If you had known this, who would have killed his fellow human being, knowing that man is God? Who would have fought his fellow man or counted sins against another person? You would not have done that if you had this recondite wisdom that anything you do unto man, you are doing same directly unto God.
You can see God even in the sands of the soil, in the water, in the trees, in the animals, in man, and in all creation. That is why if you look at a man, you should be afraid to talk to him. You should dread him because of the Spirit of God in him. If you are afraid of doing evil to mere man, how much more to God Himself.
You can recall vividly the story of Shylock and Antonio in Shakespeare’s Merchants Of Venice. It was an agreement between Shylock and Antonio that if Antonio would not repay the debt he owed Shylock, within the given period, Shylock would accept no other compensation whatsoever, but a pound of flesh from nearer Antonio’s heart. As the case proceeded, the wife of Antonio used the technicality of the law profession and accepted the evidence of the case, that Antonio must pay for his debts. Shylock was given the knife to cut out the pound of flesh from nearer Antonio’s heart, but provided that no drop of blood should drop down in the process. How can this be? Just as it was impossible for Shylock to cut the pound of flesh from Antonio’s chest without any blood, so also can you not separate God from man. That is why Christ said the wheats and the tares should grow together until the harvest when the wheats will be gathered into the barn, and the tares set on fire. (Matt 13:25-30). But now you have resisted the will of God in that you have harvested the weeds. This goes at length to reveal that there is no way you can hate man without hating God; no way can you kill a man without killing God; no way can you tell lies to a man without telling same lies to God. Whatsoever you do unto a man whether in thought or indeed, you do same unto God. This is why Jesus the Christ said the wheats and the tares together should grow until the harvest, but today you do not allow the will of God to take place. You argumentators, debaters, and Thomases, listen to the Second Bible Lesson.
Second Bible Lesson: Romans 8:16
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.”
Have you heard that? You are all small gods. You are not the Father, you are not the Lord, and you are not the King. For the Gospel itself bears witness with our spirits that we are gods. Do not be deceived by the phraseology. The expression that ye are children of God means that ye are the smaller gods. But if you are not God who then is man? Tell me. You can now see the cause of the downfall of the entire inhabitants of the world, because no one person knows himself. It is said know thyself. If you knew that you were gods, would you have done anything ungodly? Would you have told lies; would you not have committed fornication and adultery? You would not have stolen or murdered, you would not have consented to the worship of trees, stones, snakes, and other aspects of idolatry, you would not have committed any ungodly act. Remember when our Lord Jesus Christ healed a person on a Sabbath day, the Pharisee accused him of disrespecting the Holy Sabbath. But he told them, “My Father worketh, hitherto I work.” (John 5:17). A son cannot do anything save that which he sees his Father doing.” That is why He said, “I am the way, the truth ,and the life, no man comes unto the Father but by me. I am the vine and my Father is the vine dresser.” (John 15:1). So we are the branches. As long as the branches cannot produce any fruits independently of the tree, so we cannot do any good thing unless we are part of the Father.
The problem with the entire world is that we do not know ourselves. We do not know ourselves to be any good. And because we do not know ourselves, we do not know that Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Lord and Savior. And by not knowing that Christ is the Lord and Savior, we stay like sheep without a shepherd.
The word of God has made it clear to us that we are the temple of the most High. It is the Spirit of God which dwells in us. The Holy Spirit dwelling in us is responsible for all the good works we do. He takes us to many places to perform various wonderful works. We should never feel that these works are done by ourselves. These works are performed by the Holy Spirit. We are just his tools and witnesses to these wonderful works done by the Holy Spirit. That is why when you are directed by the Spirit to reveal to a person that she is a witch, she would wonder how you came to know that she is a witch. She will say that you must be a witch also to be able to recognize her as a witch. When God speaks the words which pass through your mouth to other people, such spoken words often come to fulfillment. The people will become afraid of you, and would often ask you to go away with your witchery. This is so because the word you have spoken have become manifest. The God in you has been using you to travel and to say things to the people and your words have come true. All this points to the fact that you are gods. But with all these signs, do you ever know, let alone accept the fact that you are Gods? The expression “The Father” connotes the Supreme Being. And from Him all creations take their existence. The expression Lord and King connotes our Lord Jesus Christ, who had been appointed to oversee all the creations of God. Now if five people are chosen and sent on a trip, it is customary to appoint one of them as the leader or head of the group. But the fact that he is elected as the head of the group does not make him in any way different from the other members of the group. He is still a man. There has always been the head of any group. The other members of the group are not different, in any way, from the leader of the group. The group, the body remains one, both leader and group remain united as one.
That explains why our Lord Jesus Christ told his disciples, “for I have not yet ascended to my Father, your Father; my God and your God, therefore touch me not.” (John 20:17). And He said, “If you knew what this means you would rejoice indeed because I tell you, I go to my Father who is greater than I am.” (John 14:28). What does that greatness mean? That indicates the bigger Father (God). So the Almighty God has swallowed up all other gods. But the fact that we (the smaller gods) have all been swallowed up by the Almighty God does not in any way deprive us of being gods. We still maintain our position as mini-gods.
I want this gospel to be delivered to me today. All those who are involved in the successful production of this gospel, the blessing due to them can better be imagined than described. Now the scales have fallen off your eyes and the wax removed from your ears and the stones from the walls of your heart to make your heart softer and softer, and now you realize that all the bullying of people, boxing one another, dehumanizing people, and all other atrocities committed against man are committed against God. It has become clear to you that anything whatsoever you do to any man, you do directly to God. Even right here in our midst there are some people who have conceived some evil thoughts against other people, that today, I will finish it with that neighbor or with that child of mine, but since you have been exposed to this wisdom of truth, all those negative thoughts in you have been discarded. You would henceforth think well of them all.
Right now we are the sons of the Most High, however we have only one Almighty God, one Lord and one King. This is what has left people wondering why the one and only God should be present in you, in me, in all other persons. This only shows that they are not convinced of the omnipresent attribute of God. The truth is that we have only one God Almighty and we are the mini-gods. Thus oneness of God with all his creations is inevitable. With him there is no division, no class distinction. Your position and status in life cannot alter this oneness whether you are a child, an adult, a male, or female, whether you are poor or rich. These have nothing to do with this concept of oneness and equality.
We are all small gods, sons of the Most High God. This one and only God is the one present in us all. There is only one God and one Son of God, but when you add together all these smaller gods they constitute Jehovah God and His Christ; which is just one God. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are but one God. The Father is not different from the Son neither is the son different from the Father. They created all things and thereafter appointed the Son to rule over all the creations. The Father and the Son are one indivisible entity.
It is said that half education is dangerous. Man’s ignorance of the fact that he is God has led many people into empty boasting that they belong to the mermaid family and they eat each other up. What is the tree that you worship? What is the water, stones, animals, and other creatures that you are given to worshipping? Are all these things not created by God and subjected man under man to rule? Who is man? Man is God. There is only one God who is present in each and every creation of God. But after God had completed all His creation He breathed His own spirit into man, and this is what makes man greater than every other creation of God. For man has been set up above all other creations of God, and all other creations have been subjected under the superintendency of man. As soon as you believe this gospel you have got your salvation and I believe that this gospel will salvage the entire world. And whatsoever remains for the salvation of man this gospel has already completed it.
THE MINI-GOD MUST RESEMBLE GOD
All the teachings that you receive here in Brotherhood of Cross and Star confirm this fact. God can never tell a lie. We are gods and therefore it becomes inevitable for you to be revealed as the gods that you are. It therefore becomes clear that you should no longer wage war against any person. You do not need to lie or commit murder, and other atrocities. For if you fight, whom are you fighting against? If you steal, whom do you steal from ? The fact is that we are just one indivisible entity with the one and only Father. It is also said in Romans 8:19 that the whole world is anxiously expecting the revelation of the children of God.
And so now you have all been revealed as the children of God. It has also been said in 1 John 3:2 that we are the sons of God, “it is not yet revealed what we are, but that when He shall be revealed, we shall see Him and we shall be like Him.” Is it a simple thing for anyone to tell a man not to eat meat and fish? Is it a small thing for a man to stand before the congregation and tell them not to drink? Is it a simple thing for a man to stand at the alter and declare that man should not fornicate? Any person who dares forbid his congregation gets into trouble even before he ends his sermon. His corpse would not be found, soon after he finishes speaking. I ask you is so simple a thing for anyone to stand and declare that man is god? It is evident that we are the different parts of God, but we are constituted into one, that is why it is said that as soon as you come to this realization, or recognize the fact that you are gods, it will then be incumbent on us to do everything to resemble God. THAT MEANS YOU
YOU SHOULD BE HUMBLE, MEEK, PATIENT, MERCIFUL, TRUTHFUL, LOVING, AND SO ON.
In all aspects of your life, you have to show that you have the virtues of God in you. If you were not gods, why should He give you the power to rule over fishes in water, birds of the air, animals in the bush, all creeping things, and all of God’s creation? And above all, why did He create you in His image? No far reaching changes will take place in us except we follow God’s pattern of life. What is the image and likeness of God in us? They are love, joy, mercy, peace, patience, humility, meekness, truth, goodness, temperance, and the rest of the heavenly virtues. Right now we should be identified by these virtues in word and in deeds. You are the salt of the earth (Matt 5:13); and wherever you go to, you should be so identified. That is why whenever you find people with insoluble problems, such people are advised to go to Brotherhood for solution. You are all witnesses to this truth that wherever you go , you are being identified and approached as the children of God. And wherever you offer them prayers and the word of God they have peace, joy, and happiness. I would further prove to you from the Bible that you are gods. Hebrews 2:8 confirms this claim as the self-evident truth. It is said that blindness is a bad thing, for all powers are in you, but you do not come to this realization.
Hebrews 2:8 says, “Thou has put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.” It is unfortunate that you have not yet realized that you are the power house of God. All the powers have been given to you, but you are yet to realize or utilize the power.
JEHOVAH GOD AND HIS CHRIST ARE IN FIRM CONTROL OVER ALL THINGS.
It is a fact that Jehovah God and His Christ are in control over all situations in all planes of manifest. They have to rule and reign over everything and put everything in the divine way. We should therefore not claim superiority over any person. We should stay peacefully with one another, showing absolute expression of love to one another. That is what this kingdom is all about. There should be no fighting nor quarrelling. There is no man or woman, young or old, black or white or colored people. This kingdom is a model of stability, joy, peace, and happiness. There is no lighting of candles here, neither is there any beating of drums nor the use of incenses and perfumes. We are to pool all our resources together for the common good of all the brethren. And at the end of it all there would be joy and stability for the Father and His children. It is the responsibility of the Father to take care and of his children all over the world. A child would always take care of his father where he is thankful to the Father for the good done to him. Since it is the Father who takes care of all His children we therefore have to be grateful to the Holy Father.
THIS SERMON’S BLESSINGS ARE UNIQUE.
I give thanks to the Father for having released this unique gospel message to the entire world. The Father has blessed those who write this gospel, the interpreter, those who are to listen to this gospel are immensely blessed. (Those who shall be associated in one way or the other with the production of this gospel, for dissemination and those who shall read and put these words into practise are immensely blessed.) Those who believe in this gospel, the Father has blessed such ones abundantly. This message, above all, has brought salvation to the entire universe. We have to resemble our Father, because usually a good child resembles his Father. We have to listen to Him. We must love Him and have faith and believe in Him. We have to put all our hope on Him. We do not have to be disorderly any longer. We should not constitute ourselves into busybodies to hinder the progress of others are who are using the spirit in their daily endeavors to foster the work of the Father in the vineyard. Let us leave all judgement and vengeance in the just and powerful hand of the Father. A child does not speak in parables.
When a child kills an animal in the bush, he is the owner of the animal while on location in the bush. But when the animal is taken home, it belongs to his Father. When the Holy Spirit did not come, we had been disorderly and unholy in our lives; but now that the Holy Spirit has come, you have to put on godliness. You are very much aware of Spiritual song we used to sing: “Spirit of the Lord come and lead us. It has been written that you will lead us.” Henceforth we should allow the Holy Spirit to be leading us in all aspects of our lives. If the spirit directs us in all our affairs, we shall have no problems. This is just the summary of what has been done during the week set aside by the Father through the Elder’s Week. The week has been a unique one in which the recondite wisdom of God has been expatiated on for His children.
Brethren, I do not want to take you further. It is said that a stroke of the cane is enough for the wise. Let those who have ears to hear, hear. May God bless is Holy Words. AMEN.