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BEFORE HONOUR IS HUMILITY.

First Bible Lesson: James Chapter 4 verse 10


"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up."
Second Bible Lesson: Luke Chapter 14 verse 10
"But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that
bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou h
ave worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee."
Golden Text: Philippians Chapter 2 verses 8 and 9
"And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient un
to death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted hi
m, and given him a name which is above every name."
Brethren, that is our lesson tonight. That is what is mostly lacking amongst you
. But the Father knows the different shortcomings in you and day after day, He i
s removing and demolishing them. If you were to humble yourself before the Lord,
would you have quarreled before me? Would you have fought before me? Would you
have murmured against any person before me? Would you have argued before me? All
these unwholesome behaviours reveal you. If you should commit these offences be
fore me, what happens behind me? You struggle to sing songs and to offer prayers
before me. You scramble for positions before me.
Man's Frailties:
The Father has seen your shortcomings, that is why He has chosen this night to l
ay bare, these shortcomings before you. There is none of you in Brotherhood who
is cool-headed and humble to the other person. Even if you speak to a very small
brother he will warn you not to speak to him in that manner. A wife in the hous
e does not accept to humble herself before the husband. Similarly, the husband d
oes not submit to the wife. Even a stranger in the house will claim, the house b
elongs to his Father Olumba Olumba Obu and as such he will break open your bedro
om and search your boxes and wardrobes to remove whatever he likes. He will clai
m it is Obu's box if you dare ask him.
Humility the Foundation of Greatness:
The way and manner you speak one to the other, leaves much to be desired. It doe
s not seem you have received any teachings from God. Wherever you go to, you wan
t to sit in the forefront. Wherever you find yourself, you want to be known. Hav
e you heard what the first lesson says? It says: Humble yourself in the sight of
the Lord and He will lift you up. (James Chapter 4 verse 10). One of the most i
mportant virtues in this Kingdom is humility. Because it is said, before honour
is humility. If you were to be humble, you would not struggle for common bread.
If you were to humble yourself, you would not live a reprobate life.
Any Position a Man occupies calls for Humility:
Today, the Father has taught us to be humble even while walking along the street
s, or in our homes, or at functions and wherever else we may be. In the matrimon
ial home, the husband is yours, quite alright, but do not seize the privilege to
do anything you like. Everybody knows the man is your carnal father and that wo
man is your carnal mother, but do not boast and exalt yourself because of this.
Humble yourself. Everybody knows, the car you drive is given you by the Father.
Humble yourself to the ground. Whether God had made you a chief, your position c
alls for humility. If God has appointed you a governor, humble yourself to the p
oint of prostrating. If God has ordained you a pastor, humble yourself to the gr
ound. If the Father has made you a Leader's Representative or at whatever positi
on you are kept, humble yourself in the sight of God always.
Do not Praise Yourself:
If we can humble ourselves and not puff up, God will lift us up. You know one sp
iritual chorus we have which says, if you want to walk with me, humble yourself
as a little child. Whether you are a Choir-master or Choir-mistress, whatever yo
u are, you have to humble yourself. Even if you erected the Bethel building, the
money you spent in building, belongs to the Father. The Bethel is built by the
Father, therefore, humble yourself. Allow others to praise you. Do not praise yo
urself.
He was Exalted because of Humility:
Brethren, the most important thing, in this Kingdom of God is humility. It is a
promise that all those who will humble themselves, God will exalt. Have you not
heard what happened to Our Lord Jesus Christ? It was because of humility God gav
e Him a name which is above every name. It was not because of raising the dead G
od lifted His name. It was not because of preaching the word of God in every cit
y God lifted His Name. But it was because He humbled himself and became obedient
unto death, even the death on the cross. His humility implies that when people
slapped Him, He did not retaliate; when they made false allegations against Him,
He did not bandy words with them. They jumped on Him He did not budge; to the e
xtent Pilate said to Him, Upon all these allegations He said nothing to defend H
imself. But He kept quiet. Even when Peter cut off the right ear of the servant
of the High Priest, He rather rebuked Peter, and said: "Put up again thy sword i
nto his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword." (M
athew Chapter 25 verse 52). He picked up the piece of ear and put it in its plac
e. It was then He told Peter, "Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father
, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how the
n shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?" (Mathew Chapter 25 v
erses 53 and 54). Can you see humility at work?
Always allow the Will of God to Prevail:
He was so humble to the point of prostrating on the ground to plead to the Fathe
r, saying, "Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless no
t my will, but thine, be done." (Luke Chapter 22 verse 42). Can you observe the
humility? He has never resisted the will of God. But in your own case, you keep
certain conditions before God if He does not heal your infirmities, you will not
take Him for the true God, or that He should not allow your enemies to laugh at
you, and ask where is that your God. Do you not realize, these things amount to
vainglory? You speak unseemingly against God. You speak forcefully and without
the fear of God.
Call upon the Father with Fear and Trembling:
Remember how that Pharisee prayed with arrogance, expressing how he paid tithe o
f one tenth of his earnings, fasted twice a week and not like unto the evil man,
the Publican. Can you see the pride and pomposity in him? But the Publican coul
d not even lift up his eyes to the sky. He placed his hands on his chest and pra
yed, God to be merciful to him a sinner. Can you realize absolute humility at wo
rk? But in your own case, you will forcefully shout on Olumba Olumba Obu to do o
ne thing or the other for you. What does this show? You cannot shout on your car
nal father in that manner. You can neither shout on your carnal friend nor broth
er in that manner. But Olumba Olumba Obu is the name you shout on, at random, an
d even use it as threats to people along the streets.
What are these things? They signify vainglory and strife. At certain times you c
ome out here and pray for one hour. What does it mean? Is it not pomposity? Bret
hren, we should strive because the things we have less regards to, are highly es
teemed before God. When you are beset with a little problem or sickness, you wil
l seek to apply medication as a means of help. Is that humility? Are you not aft
er self-help ventures? Why do you not surrender yourself completely and let the
sickness carry out its intention in you. Somebody comes to abuse and curse you,
and you return fire for fire. Have you humbled yourself? Have you surrendered yo
urself unto God. When Our Lord Jesus Christ was cursed and abused, did you hear
his voice?
Brethren, let us humble ourselves. You are also witnesses to the fact, upon all
the allegations and blackmail, have you heard His statement of defense? Many of
you struggle for the inclusion of Brotherhood's name in organised functions and
ceremonies. Have you ever heard me ask for such recognition? I do not want it in
any way. Brethren, I do not intend to take you far this night, the first lesson
will now be read.
First Bible Lesson: James Chapter 4 verse 10
"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up."
Brethren, have you heard what is read unto you? You who promise not to agree wit
h whatever somebody says, have you heard what is read unto you? Those of you who
are arrogant, have you heard that? Those of you who try to help themselves, hav
e you heard that? Those of you who are self-conceited, have you heard it?
Let Humility over-ride your other Considerations:
It is not he who saves himself that is saved, but he who surrenders his life. If
per chance somebody collects your belongings in an extortionate way, you hand i
t over to God. If you are cursed, abused or your character defamed, if you do no
t retort, the Father will repay you. I have taught you even in your families, yo
u should not bother anybody about anything. Take the least position, as a very s
inful person. Wherever you are invited, take the least seat. Do not seek for a p
lace on the high table but choose the lowest.
Brethren, if we practise this Gospel which tells us, "humble yourself in the sig
ht of the Lord and He will lift you up," we will see it work like magic. Put it
to the test and you will realize how you will be exalted. The reason behind buyi
ng glamorous dresses, living in imposing houses and seeking for position is that
you may be recognized. Have you been recognized? All this time you have been qu
arrelling for positions. Do you have these positions? If you should know, you ar
e ever before God: in your house and everywhere, would you not have humbled your
self before Him?
Allow the Will of God to Reign Supreme:
This promise is an eternal covenant. You have observed it even here in Brotherho
od. Have you ever heard or witnessed us saying there should be rain or that ther
e should be no rain? It is an insult. Have you ever heard us pray, somebody shou
ld not be sick or that God should not allow our enemies to ask where is that you
r God? Have you heard us say, a particular thing should happen and not the other
? It amounts to vainglory, pomposity and arrogance. Have you ever heard us murmu
r against God or questioning, why He should do one thing and not the other?
What is required of us by God is absolute humility. He will not fail to lift you
up if, from this night, you humble yourself and become like a fool. Even in you
r pattern of life, the way you speak; with reverence to God, give Him the glory.
When you are walking, march the ground as if it belongs to your father, you oug
ht to walk carefully. Whatever you are engaged in, do not behave as if there is
nobody, because there is somebody. When you are thinking, do not be so high-mind
ed as if you are the only cock to crow. Always think little of a thing, with the
mind God is in existence, and give Him glory. When you are speaking, say nothin
g unseemingly. Speak with gentleness and lowliness of heart, knowing God is in e
xistence. When you exalt yourself, he will debase you.
Only God Lifts You Up:
There were events in the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ that would have caused Hi
m to speak and raise His voice, but can you notice how He behaved? In the midst
of tribulation and death, He left everything with humility to the Father. Whethe
r you are the first daughter or first son, and the family tends to reject you, d
o not bother. Do not look for the position. If your right as the son, or second
son or first daughter, or as a child has been denied you, do not question. Forge
t about it, do not seek for recognition; God will raise you up. If you are not r
emembered by man, God will surely remember you. It is not the person who is some
thing before men but he that is something before God who is recommended by God.
It is not the person who exalts himself who is lifted up by God, but he who humb
les himself is lifted up by God. Even if you are before a little child and he co
mmands you to stand still, do that with respect and God will lift you up. Even i
f a brother abuses you and calls you names, and questions your stand in Brotherh
ood, say peace to him and go your way quietly, God will lift you up.
Only the Christ has a Name which is above any other Name:
A critical examination of what happened to Our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross, r
eveals His humble nature. They jeered at Him and asked, if you are the son of Go
d, come down and save yourself. He said nothing but kept quiet. I do not think t
here is any person in the world who can argue what happened to Our Lord Jesus Ch
rist has ever happened to him. It is because of His humility, even unto death Go
d had highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name.
People had come and gone, but which of them has God exalted and given a name whi
ch is above every name? People preach the word of God, raise the dead, make the
blind to see, the lame to walk and are generous to people, but God has not given
any of them a name, which is above every name. Elijah Himself prayed to God the
re should be no rain and for three years and six months there was no rain. Was t
hat not vainglory or strife? After sometime he prayed God should open the sky an
d God did, and there was rain. Have you been told, God gave him a name, which is
above every name? Even our father Abraham, when he heard Lot, his nephew, and a
ll Lot's household were arrested by the army, he was not humbled. Abraham rather
gathered four hundred soldiers and marched to that city and liberated that city
. Upon the shouts on our father Abraham, do you find God giving him a name above
every name?
It is on this basis that Our Lord Jesus Christ did say, "in my Father's house th
ere are many mansions." God can give you good health, but does not lift your nam
e. He can give you children but He will not lift your name up. God can bestow et
ernal life on you, but He will not give you a name above every name. He has dive
rsities of gifts but the greatest gift is for Him to lift your name. To whom doe
s this gift belong? It does not belong to millionaires. It does not belong to pr
eachers. It does not belong to healers. It is meant for those who humble themsel
ves to the point of prostrating. That is why it is said, "Blessed are the poor i
n spirit for theirs is the kingdom of God." When a person smites you, buffets yo
u, spites you, extorts your belonging, and you neither budge nor retort, you hav
e the qualities of Our Lord Jesus Christ. You are denied your right, or rightful
position. Or whatever may be done to you, and do not say anything, neither do y
ou bother. These are they whose name will be lifted by Him. But who amongst you
will afford to sit down in the house and somebody marches in and holds people ca
ptive and beats them up without your rising up in defense. If you rise up to fig
ht, it means you have failed colossally.
Patience in Tribulation:
I know, many of you are sad about this Gospel because when you hear people say,
Brotherhood is beelzebub, witchery, vampire, apparition, you are infuriated with
such a person hoping, you are doing the work of God. The moment you do this, yo
u have failed completely. Do you think, all these things are not done by the Fat
her? He knows about them. They are meant to test us. It is said, "Blessed is he
who endures temptation." I personally know, these are all tests. That is why I a
m, what you find me. Because from time to time He makes known to us, there is go
ing to be examination. That being the case, I have no problems at all. In your o
wn case because you have neither seen nor known Him, that is why you react viole
ntly to what you hear. You are red when it is said Brotherhood is beelzebub and
vampire. You will no longer go to the person's house because you will feel he ha
s offended you. Do you seek after glory? Because it is said Brotherhood is not o
ne of the Christian Churches, you rise in anger and defend. Is that not strife?
I am not interested in whatever you call me. Whether you call it apparition or a
nything, I have no business in it.
The Father is a Model of Humility:
It is said when you see the dead man, tears will begin to roll down your cheeks.
Now you have seen the dead man, where are the tears on your cheek? I instruct y
ou to forsake sin, neither to tell lies, nor to fornicate, but you still commit
sin and yet I always turn round to beg you not to be exasperated, and not to do
those things anymore. I have the full right to expel you or excommunicate you, w
ithout any redress nor anything flapping its wings. Are you not surprised when a
person steals he will demand to be taken to the Father that the Father may offe
r him tea? And of a truth, when he is taken to the Father, the Father will give
him tea. The action of the Father is a mark of humility. Somebody may stand here
and fight, and yet you do not find me saying a word. This shows humility. I hav
e surrendered every action to the Father. But a foolish person will taunt he sta
nds before the father to do whatever he likes, and no person can do anything to
him.
To the World, the Leader's Appearance is Incognito:
Our Lord Jesus Christ had said, "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I
judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will
of the Father which hath sent me." (John Chapter 5 verse 30). All that I do here
are commensurate with the commandments found in this kingdom of God. Have you e
ver found a person as great as this, and yet He is neither known in the governme
nt nor in the church denominations nor in various homes. No person recognizes Hi
s existence nor gives any regard to Him. A state governor will pay visit to this
state, and will call at a necromancer, a mermaid priest and others. Have you ev
er heard any person suggesting a courtesy call should be paid to the Leader? Who
is he? Who knows him? Do you see us bother? There is no problem at all. When th
ere is any occasion that requires the Governor to attend any church services, he
will attend the so-called established and orthodox churches. But for Brotherhoo
d, they will say it is no church. Do you see us argue? I am not interested at al
l because such things are not important.
Brotherhood is the City of God:
Candidly, throughout the whole world, this is the only place where God is found,
and where the word of God dwells. It is a very significant place and yet the wo
rld acknowledges it not. I am not worried about it. But in all monetary affairs,
donations and contributions, Brotherhood will be remembered. In any other spher
e of life, it will be argued Brotherhood is no church, it may not even be mentio
ned. Do you notice us argue? If it were you, you would have argued. It was the i
nstruction I receive from the hands of the Father. I do not count these things a
s of any significance, but I am simply using them as examples unto you. You shou
ld also learn of all Brotherhood has done, because they are the instructions of
the Father. Even the type of work which is done generally, and for the individua
ls in this kingdom, who honours and reverences God? Have we ever worried about t
his? We have not because these are so meant to be.
Brotherhood cannot be Recognized Carnally:
This instruction is for me, it is for you and for the entire world. A great many
people feel, the Leader neither sees nor hears nor has conscience nor can do an
ything whatever. This is erroneous. What happens is that we are following the in
structions of the Father.
There are certain places where the Father had been invited to, but the people do
not even take cognizance of the representatives of the Father. These representa
tives are not given any attention nor offered seats. Yet they will be drumming,
dancing, drinking and doing other things. During donations, the Father will be c
alled. After the presentation of the donation, they will begin to shiver and ask
whether the representatives will drink or eat. That will mark their departure.
In many other places, when such representatives attend, even in the church denom
ination of reverend gentlemen, they will not even take cognizance of them. But i
t does not matter. They were only concerned with what was said, "Give to him tha
t asketh thee." They give and go their way. The second lesson will now be read.
Listen attentively to what is going to be read unto you.
Second Bible Lesson: Luke Chapter 14 verse 10
"But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that
bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou h
ave worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee."
Who is the speaker? God Himself speaks. That is the pattern which the children o
f God should lead. A great many people should be present this night to listen to
this Gospel. When they go outside, they shout on Olumba Olumba Obu; that Brothe
rhood is God; that Brotherhood is above all; or seek for Brotherhood's share. Su
ch persons, who go about fomenting trouble, should be here to hear this Gospel.
Pastors, Apostles, Evangelists and indeed all of you who are pompous and arrogan
t should come in here and listen to this Gospel.
Abhor Arrogance:
Immediately, you are ordained a Prophet, you will not allow any other person a c
hance. You will assume superintendency over everything. The moment you are ordai
ned a Pastor, you will no longer want to hear what any other person says. Nobody
, in your estimation, is capable of advising you. You do not reckon on what othe
rs say. You are called a Christ Student without even knowing the meaning of a Ch
rist Student, but you do not allow people to pass along the streets. You will cl
aim superiority over everybody. Every person struggles for everything around, bu
t have you heard what the portion says?
You have merely been invited here. You do not know the content of this Kingdom o
f God. You should sit on the ground with absolute humility Even if you are conse
crated an Elder or whatever position is assigned to you, sit on the ground. When
the person who invited you appears to find you on the ground, he will call you
up to a higher seat.
The Highest Position Is the One Occupied by the Humblest Person:
Do you think Pastor is the highest position in this Kingdom? Would you think Apo
stle is the highest in this Kingdom? Would you think Elder is the highest in thi
s Kingdom? Or would you think it is the Christ Student who is the highest? Or do
you think it is the virgin who is the highest? Which of these do you think is t
he highest position in this kingdom of God? It is the position of the person, wh
o humbles himself to the point of prostrating on the ground. In whatever positio
n God has placed you, do not count yourself as anything. You are made a Leader's
Representative to look over all these things, do not give yourself authority ov
er anything in that domain. Wait tilt the owner comes and He will lift you up. I
n anything at all, wherever you wish to go, or are sent on delegation, take the
lowest seat where the people meet.
Brotherhood Comes to Serve:
It is the advice I had given that Brotherhood is not out to seek for positions e
ither in government circles, or church denominations, in cities, or from any per
son for that matter. Brotherhood has come to serve God. This instruction is for
all the children of God throughout all the four corners of the world. If you are
the daughter, or first son, or the father, or whatever position you may occupy,
if you take the lowest, seat, counting yourself as nothing, you will hear peopl
e calling on you to get up. Every person will want to lift you high. Even when s
omebody robs you of your right and they struggle over it. They will start to qua
rrel amongst themselves and complain, the owner has not even said a thing about
it; why do they scramble and fight. They will recognize you as the owner.
Do not Seek Your Own Glory:
Brethren do you possess this wisdom? Do not struggle for anything with any perso
n here on earth. Do not allow anything to worry you, about any carnal thing, bec
ause it is God who exalts you and God also abases you.
You are a child of God, that is accepted. God is your Father, this is also true,
but you have to humble yourself wherever you go to, do not put up yourself as t
he good and beloved child of God. Humble yourself to the lowest point. Do you re
member when Our Lord Jesus Christ asked Peter, saying, "...Of whom do the kings
of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Pet
er saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children fre
e. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them..." (Mathew Chapter 17 verses 25
to 27). Note the emphasis on, "Lest we should offend them." He further told Pete
r, "go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh
up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that
take, and give unto them for me and thee." (Mathew Chapter 17 verse 27). Do not
forget He is God, He is the Son of God, He is the Son of man. But because they
did not know Him, even if they knew Him, observe how humble He was. He neither e
ncouraged nor fomented any trouble. He did not seek for His own glory as you are
doing. It is said, "He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he t
hat seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true." (John Chapter 7 verse 18
).
Do you remember what happened when Our Lord Jesus Christ walked around the sepul
chre, and met with the man who used to come out of the sepulchre, who was posses
sed by the evil spirit. When he told Our Lord Jesus Christ, "I know that you are
the Son of the Living God, torment me not for my time is not yet up." So the de
vils besought him, saying, "If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the h
erd of swine." Our Lord Jesus Christ obeyed and did likewise. Can you notice the
humility? He was not opposed to it, nor did He torment or kill them. The devils
that possessed the man opted to be driven into the swine. The herd of swine ran
violently into the sea, and perished in the waters. When they that kept the swi
ne saw these things, they fled into the city and reported everything. The whole
city came out and met Our Lord Jesus Christ, and besought Him that He would depa
rt out of their coasts. He quietly went His way. He did not stop for a moment to
ask what He did, or to show He was the Son of God, and able to cause fire to co
nsume them. Gently He left them without making any statement.
I am not the Doer:
Can you not recognize the fact, He is the only truthful Teacher? God has noted a
ll the things He has done and has found Him worthy to be a Leader. It was not on
ly on the day He was crucified, but right from the time He came into the world,
His life-pattern had been the same. Every work done in the world today is done b
y Our Lord Jesus Christ, but have you ever found Him standing up to declare, He
is doing the work and that the work is not done by Leader Olumba Olumba Obu but
Himself. Right now a great many people are jealous the glory, which should have
been given to the Christ, is rather given to an ordinary human being and they as
k, who Olumba Olumba Obu is. They are very exasperated. The irony of it all is,
the Lord Jesus Christ who is doing everything does not even worry about it. All
the church denominations congregate and in their prayer report to the Lord Jesus
Christ, satan is going to snatch all His followers, and that He should kill Olu
mba Olumba Obu. But Our Lord Jesus Christ does not say anything. He is doing His
work, orderly. There is nothing the church denominations have not done to me. Y
ou are aware of what they say whenever they come in here, and they are neither J
esus Christ nor his brother, nor know where He comes from. A man who suffers fro
m hernia does not complain of pains, but the neighbour complains of sleeplessnes
s because of his pain. I have told you, I am not the person doing the work but w
hen you go out, you tell people, Olumba Olumba Obu is one thing or the other; bu
t I continue to tell you, I am not the doer.
You have heard what is read to you that when you are invited to a dinner, you sh
ould sit down in the lowest room, that when the chief host comes, he will tell y
ou to go higher, then will you have glory in the presence of all the guests who
sit at meet with you.
Do not seek after Man's Glory:
Do you not remember when Our Lord Jesus Christ made bread for the people and the
y ate to their satisfaction. They at once said, this is of a truth the prophet t
hat should rule over them in the world, and so conspired to make Him king by for
ce. When Our Lord Jesus Christ perceived, they would come and take Him by force
to make Him king, He departed from them and hid Himself. (See John Chapter 6 ver
ses 14 and 15).
Why did he run away? Have you found why He was delivering His messages in parabl
es? He did not seek after any glory from man, but after the glory of God, becaus
e the glories of this world are transitory and perishable. No man can ever glori
fy you. I am telling you this that you may know yourself so that whenever somebo
dy will come to lift you up, and you accept it and start to puff up, you have fa
iled.
The Christ was very Reserved:
Do you remember when Our Lord Jesus Christ asked His disciples: Whom say the peo
ple that I am? They said, "John the Baptist, but some say Elijah, and others say
one of the old prophets." He turned and asked them but whom do you say that I a
m. Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Then
Our Lord Jesus Christ said: "Blessed are you Simon Bar Jona for flesh and blood
had not revealed it unto you, but my Father who is in heaven." But at the end H
e charged them they should tell no man that He was Jesus the Christ until the co
nsummation. (See Matthew Chapter 16 verses 14 to 20). Why did He behave that way
? If He had started telling people He was the Christ, God would have abased Him.
The Christ was Equal with God:
When the people wanted to make Him a king, if He had accepted and allowed Himsel
f to be enthroned, I tell you of a truth, God would have reduced Him unto oblivi
on. Since He was God, he could not assume such a position because He knew such c
arnal things are transitory and perishable. He was God, He was the Son of God an
d equal with God, but did think it robbery to be equal with God. But made Himsel
f of no reputation and took upon Himself the form of a servant and was made in t
he likeness of man. That was why man battered Him on the face and asked who batt
ered Him, but He did not budge at all. Even at your places of work the Head of D
epartment says, you will not be promoted, you should go to Olumba to give you pr
omotion. If you are a tenant, the house owner will give you quick notice to pack
from his house and go to Olumba Olumba Obu to give you a house because you acce
pt man is God. What can he do to me? I know him, He cannot do any harm to me. Go
and tell him to give you a house. And in the midst of his age-grade he will boa
st that he had disgraced a Brotherhood person and spoken unseemingly against the
Brotherhood Leader, because he cannot do any harm. All such things are foolishn
ess and nonsensical.
It is said, "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and s
hall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be ex
ceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven." (Matthew Chapter 5 verses 11
and 12). Do not allow anything to induce you to exalt yourself. Even if you are
made the chairman of the occasion humble yourself, because you are not the chair
man. Even while you are sitting on the ground, the owner comes to lift you so hi
gh, continue to humble yourself to the point of prostrating. Do not make any noi
se.
No Condition is Permanent:
Remember, what He said to Pharaoh. He said for this reason did I lift you up, in
order to show My power so that My name would be sung throughout the world. He e
xalts you high and He abases you to oblivion. If one were wise and intelligent w
henever one is lifted up by God or the people, one would maintain absolute humil
ity. This is so because no condition is permanent.
You have seen things for yourselves but you have no wisdom. But now, I have show
n you the truth which is in this kingdom. Our down fall arises from the fact tha
t when God lifts you high, you begin to puff up. But watch lest happily you fall
into temptation. Upon all the shouts of Our Lord Jesus Christ, when did He expr
ess such joy through orchestra? He sees all the evils we commit and all the good
things we do. He is the doer of the work, but have you heard His voice? Some pe
ople argue, the Christ is dead and He makes no statement. Some maintain, He is i
n the sky; Others argue He no longer exists; Others say He has no power. But hav
e you heard His voice? Though He has heard all and has known all, He does not ba
ndy words with any person.
Argument Against the Deity of Our Lord Jesus Christ:
This explains why people do not believe, Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God
. They ask why God so condescends to the extent of entering into the womb of a w
oman, and how a woman delivers God. They argue such cannot be God. So they refus
e to believe in the deity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. They also argue if He were G
od, there was a guest-house where men of all stations of life including lawyers,
doctors, and professors lodged, but He so condescended Himself to be born in th
e manger. This is, as it was, indicative of the absolute humility of Our Lord Je
sus Christ. When it was known at that time Our Lord Jesus Christ would be born,
Herod, the King and the princes arranged and prepared their houses because they
thought, the Christ would be born in their houses. But to their utmost dismay He
was born to a mere carpenter who had nothing to eat, and to Mary a simple virgi
n. These are some of the things which make it conclusive, the ways of God always
delude the wisdom of man. If we accept the advice of this day, and the way and
manner in which it is revealed, indeed, you will be saved.
The Christ did Not come to Destroy but to Save:
When Our Lord Jesus Christ wanted to go to Jerusalem, He passed through a small
Samaritan village. There, the people did not receive Him because His face was as
though He would go to Jerusalem. The disciples asked Him whether He would desir
e they command fire to come down from heaven to consume them even as Elijah did.
But He rebuked them and said, "Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For
the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." (Luke Cha
pter 9 verses 55 and 56).
Brethren, Brotherhood has not come to puff up, or to be arrogant or to blow its
trumpet, but to humble itself to the point of prostrating. And so brethren, I do
not wish to take you further than this, the golden text will now be read.
Golden Text: Philippians Chapter 2 verses 8 and 9
"And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient un
to death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted hi
m, and given him a name which is above every name."
Brethren, have you heard what is read unto you? It is said before honour is humi
lity. It was not for any other thing His name was lifted up, but for the reason
of His humility. As Our Lord Jesus Christ comes in, as we are sitting down here,
have you seen Him? Ab initio, He has always been working on earth but who has s
een Him? Some people build story buildings so when He comes He will live therein
. Some others surrender a whole bank to Him, for the reason of following Him, bu
t have they seen Him? Yet he is here on earth.
Impersonation of The Christ:
There are about three persons in the United States of America who deceive others
into believing, they are the 'Christ.' The Americans have spent their money rej
oicing, and making other preparations because they erroneously believe, Christ i
n his next advent, would be born in America. Inspite of their heavy investments
in this purpose, the people who impersonate the Christ die as fowls.
Among the Chinese several persons have claimed to be the Christ. In other places
also others have staked similar claims. If somebody comes to lay a claim before
you He is the Christ, He is not because Our Lord Jesus Christ can never confess
, He is the Christ. That would tantamount to vainglory.
You are What God Makes You:
When you humble yourself to the point of prostrating, God will lift you high up.
God resists the proud but gives to the humble. Have you not realised His grace
through humility? Have you ever found a man whose name has been lifted above all
other names by God? Never you again seek after glory, or honor in yourself. If
somebody asks you, who you are, tell him, you do not know who you are. Whatever
the Father desires you should be, that is what you are, but you cannot be whatev
er you claim to be. Never you suggest anything to yourself. Never you claim anyt
hing as your own. Allow God always to fulfill His will in you. Whatever people m
ay arrogate to you, have no regard for; because God knows it is a test. Whatever
the Father wants you to become, you will see it, you will not decide for yourse
lf, but the Father will do His will.
Who Are You to Dictate to God?
We should thank God always for the glory He has revealed in us, at this end of t
ime. It is said, "...he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even th
e death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him
a name which is above every name." (Philippians Chapter 2 verses 8 and 9). Someb
ody is indebted to you, and you decide to teach him a lesson. Somebody curses yo
u and you swear you will speak to him in the language he understands. Somebody m
akes an allegation against you, and you argue you will show him what you are. Ha
ve you heard what has been read to you? Some people in Brotherhood arrogate to t
hemselves the power to cause night, and the ability to fast and a certain incide
nt occurs. Have you heard what has been read to you? When you demand the Father
should speak so that something happens and to speak again so that nothing happen
s, have you heard that it implies vainglory? Allow whatever the Father wills, to
come to manifestation. It is so because He owns us and wherever He keeps you sh
ould be alright with you. If we want Him to exalt our names, then we should humb
le ourselves to the point of prostrating.
Only God Does Everything:
I sympathize with those who claim they are Christ, or God, or Jacob, or prophet,
or pastor, I am nothing at all, I do not even exist. Have I ever told you, I ha
ve power or that I can do anything? Even here in Brotherhood some persons claim,
they have power and they can heal the sick, and that they can do many other thi
ngs. Have you ever seen a man like a doctor, engineer or professor who does not
arrogate certain powers to himself? In my own case I always tell you, I have no
power. These words are not spoken by me. I do not even exist, and I want nothing
.
It is bamboozling to hear, some people announce, all sick people should be taken
to them for healing, because there is power in a particular bethel. But I want
to put it before you I have no power, since I do not do anything, it is the Fath
er who does everything. From where does that action, that pattern of life derive
? Can you not realize from where it emanates?
Whoever Shall be Great Must be a Servant:
Has the Gospel of today not revealed to you what each of us should do, and this
explains why we should all come into this kingdom of God. It is said, if you wan
t to walk with me you have to humble yourself as a small child. It is also said,
whosoever wants to be a leader, should enslave himself to others. Even as the S
on of man did not come to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give His li
fe as ransom for many. He says, whosoever will be great among you, should be you
r minister. Which, therefore, do you think is the highest position in this kingd
om? It is said, whosoever wants to be great, should be a servant, also whosoever
is the greatest must be a servant, that is exactly what you find in Brotherhood
.
If you want to be the greatest and you start to minister unto others, but when y
ou are appointed to that position, you start to puff up, you will be down graded
and your corpse will not even be seen. This explains why some people here, when
they are not yet ordained prophets, they accept all types of jobs menial and ot
herwise, but when they are ordained, they will feel so elated and will return to
their houses to rest, and will not even attend prayers. Such persons do not kno
w themselves. I cannot explain why spectacular things happen on Sunday night, an
d I want this gospel produced very urgently.
When you are called Obu's son, you will not allow people to pass along the stree
t. Most especially if I invite you, you will become so elated, proud and pompous
, and you will tell people not to come near you and whether they do not know you
are Obu's son? And others will begin to raise their eyebrows and question why t
he Leader should give preferential treatment to you. You will be a subject of je
alousy by others, who nurse grievances against you. That is why none of you here
accepts to submit himself to others. If you want to pass through a certain plac
e and somebody touches you in an attempt to tell you not to pass, you will push
him back and ask him if he does not know, you are in the house of your Father. B
rethren, such a pattern of life is very pitiable. Even in other church denominat
ions or bethels in which you are a member, you have to humble yourself as you ar
e taught. Do not count yourself as anything throughout your life. Humble yoursel
f to the point of kowtowing. It is humility which is the most important virtue i
n this kingdom. When somebody curses you, or disgraces you, or spits on you, or
you are not considered when anything is shared, or you are not given a place to
sleep or your name is not even mentioned, do not budge at all. Even if you are c
alled names you have to endure and tolerate.
Do not Seek to Defend:
Do not report to any person, or react at all. Do not take any other action. Do n
ot defend yourself. Do not be exasperated because the Father knows, and it is fo
r the reason of this humility you will be exalted. Why you are confused, easily
irritated, always exasperated, cannot obey simple orders, and that you cannot fo
rgive, is that you seek yourself glory. Whoever seeks the glory of God has no pr
oblem at all. Even if you go to a certain place where people call you thief, app
arition and expel you, do not make a statement of defense you are not a thief, b
ut you have to walk quietly away.
Some people continue to inquire to know what is in Brotherhood. What is in Broth
erhood is humility. The word the Leader is dead, he is a cannibal, a murderer, a
dracula, behold I am standing here, have I made any statement of defense? Have
I refuted in the Newspaper or through the Radio or Television or in any magazine
? If I do, it implies I have exalted myself.
So brethren, I do not wish to be tedious unto you. One stroke of the cane is suf
ficient unto the wise. Those who have ears let them hear. May God bless His Holy
Words. Amen.
THANK YOU FATHER.