EVERLASTING BIBLE LECTURE GOSPEL DELIVERED BY THE HOLY FATHER,
LEADER OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU
THE SUPERNATURAL TEACHER AND SOLE SPIRITUAL HEAD OF THE UNIVERSE
(WHQ) BCS 34 AMBO ST CALABAR NIGERIA
SALVATION FOR THE RIGHTEOUS
TEXT OF DISCOURSE: ST. MATTHEW 25: 1 - END.
There is one major lesson, which this chapter gives and the thrust of this discussion is verse forty- six. (St. Matthew 25: 46).
"And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal".
From the above excerpt, only one way leads to eternal life. Aside from this way, all other roads lead to perdition. The Bible Class is organised twice a week in order to expose you to the teachings of Christ. And any one who fails to practicalise the teachings imparted to him is bound to be led to perdition. We are enjoined to follow the narrow way instead of the broad way. The narrow way leads to eternal life while the broad one leads to perdition. Not too many people are of this narrow path which leads to eternal life. And those who are aware of this road misuse the opportunity. The laid down principle is that, all those who would be saved are those who abide and practicalise the teachings imparted to them by the Father and no matter how numerous those who shun the teachings may be, they all would be destroyed.
Do not think of how numerous the inhabitants of this world are and do not think of how small the number of those who practice God’s teachings are. Rather, note that no matter how small the number of righteous people and large the number of sinners, they will be saved and destroyed respectively. This is because the condition is that salvation is only for those who practice the word of God. Neither your power nor your knowledge will be able to save you. Destruction is the end of your evil deeds while eternal life is the reward for your righteous deeds. This explains why Christ has openly pronounced thus:
"While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. (St. John 17: 12).
If someone tells you that the unrighteous (those who shun the gospel) would be saved, do not believe him for such a person is a liar. A person who is unrighteous but decides to write the inscription O. O. O., all over his body, cannot be saved, rather, he would perish with the inscription on him. Read John 17: 10-12. No matter what happens, no sinner would be saved. The word of God is preached to you daily and ceaselessly, therefore, your failure to imbibe them will lead you to destruction. The theme of this discourse is that the unrighteous ones will be destroyed. For instance, ten maidens are said to have gone with their lamps, each to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish ones took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise ones took flasks of oil with their lamps. Think of it, are these five foolish maidens not those destined for perdition while the five wise maidens are those slated for salvation? The illustration above depicts the fact that it is the unprepared people who will be destroyed at the end of time. What we have been discussing thus far, has to do with judgement. That is what would happen to those who shun the teachings of Christ. Read St. Matthew 25: 40.
"And the King shall answer and say unto them, verily I say unto you, in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me".
What the Father has been doing all along is what the biblical excerpt has. You cannot see God physically, and so, the excerpt above enjoins you thus: 'As you did it to one of the least of these brethren, you did it to me’. And this could be likened to a situation where a creditor enjoins his debtor to redeem his debt to some one else, say, his representative. And if you pay such debt to the said person (representative), it then means that you have settled your debt. But your failure to pay it to the said person means that you have contravened the instruction of your creditor as such, you are bound to have problems. Beloved, the shortest way to your salvation is what you have just heard as recorded in verse forty of our text of discourse. Read St. Matthew 25: 44-45.
"Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee ahungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them saying, verily I say unto you, in as much as ye did it not to one of the least of these ye did it not to me".
Beloved, have you seen the difference between the verse forty and forty five of the chapter? The difference there is that, while verse 40 constitutes salvation, verse 45 constitutes destruction or perdition. The said verse forty- five is a broad path, which most people follow. Unfortunately, this path leads to perdition. Verse forty is the narrow path, which very few people tread. This path leads to salvation and eternal life.
SELL ALL YOU HAVE
The scripture enjoins you to sell all that you have and give the proceeds to the poor. Now, the question is how many people have been able to practice this injunction? Whatever a man does to a fellow man or to any other creature, he is doing same to God. And this constitutes the narrow path. The works that God can do through you is equally such works that God can do through the birds, fishes, trees, animals and the like. But the question is, did you know this fact before?
ILLUSTRATION- ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER
Once upon a time, there lived a king who wished to marry a wife. The woman in question who the said king intended to marry was so beautiful that many people by then sought her hand in marriage but all efforts proved abortive due to the fact that she did not find someone worthy of her hand. Because of the woman’s behaviour, the king was always in sorrow. There lived also a young man whose name was Charming. When this Charming saw how sorrowful the king was, as a result of the lady's behaviour, Charming asked the king not to worry for he would influence the situation. Charming promised to talk to the woman to accept the king’s love. Charming then left for the dainty woman’s house, alone with his dog. On his way to the woman’s place, he felt like defecating. As such, he got inside the bush to ease the tension. While he was in the bush, he saw an owl, which was trapped. And since the owl was still alive, he (Charming) had to rescue it by freeing it from the trap and set it free. While Charming was still on his way to the pretty woman’s house, he became thirsty and went to drink water from the nearby stream. On arriving at the stream, he saw a big fish trying to prey on a small fish. He rescued the smaller fish by scaring away the bigger fish. After setting the smaller fish free, he left and continued on his journey. He did not know what all these things meant. That is why a local adage has it that, one who urinates in to the river does not know that if the relations from the mother’s side do not drink, the relation from the father’s side will drink it.
Charming was not related to the king in any way. But he decided to undertake such an assignment. When Charming got to the woman’s place, she was on her throne. The princess was informed about the presence of Charming and she asked him to be brought to her. When Charming was taken to her, he informed her and others in the palace that the king of his city wished to marry her. As such, he was sent to her by the king. The princess in response told Charming that she had a problem which was about a village which had a ghost which was always fond of killing the inhabitants of the village. And added that should Charming be able to go to that village to get rid of the ghost, she would accept the king for marriage.
The princess was not ready to marry anyone as at then. That was why she decided to give one excuse or another to her suitors. She created an uneasy task for her suitors. She knew that the ghost was daring, powerful and undefeatable. Besides, she knew that, the ghost had twenty heads. With that Charming would not be able to conquer it. Rather, he would be killed by the ghost. But Charming accepted to go to the village to fight this grotesque figure with his dog. He decided to take this risk so that the princess should marry the king, and so that the king should be happy. Immediately Charming got to the ghost’s territory, it raised an alarm that an enemy was around. While there, the owl he rescued from the trap saw him and accosted him twice. The owl reminded him of the time he rescued it from a trap in the bush and as such, it was ready to assist Charming in his mission.
As the grotesque figure moved towards Charming to harm him, the owl flew to the ghost and plucked out one of its eyes. The owl repeated his attack on the ghost the second time and left the ghost useless by removing the remaining eyeball. Thereafter Charming and his dog joined hands with the owl to attack the ghost. At the end of the fierce attack, the ghost was killed. Before then, the princess was at home rejoicing that Charming had been killed by the ghost. Without knowing that the reverse was the case. After Charming had killed the ghost, he took home the head of the ghost and handed it over to the princess. When the princess saw this, she was sorrowful because all her plans did not yield any desired result. Thereafter Charming requested her to follow him home as agreed but the woman refused and again set another task before Charming to accomplish, if he really wished to take her home.
The second task was that, Charming should go to a certain waterfall and fetch her water before she gives her consent to marry the king. The waterfall was demarcated by a very thick forest, which had all types of wild animals. But Charming and his dog did not mind the risk involved. So, they were determined and set out to fetch the water. On reaching the forest, they were confronted with several wild animals. But fortunately, they (Charming and his dog) were not harmed. While in the stream, the owl that helped him to kill the ghost reappeared from the forest and decided to fetch water from the stream for Charming. The water was a special one, which made anyone who bathed with it to be young and good looking. In order to rescue Charming, the owl collected the pot from Charming and went to the waterfall and fetched the water. Charming took the water to the princess and asked her to get prepared to leave with him for his city. But the woman disagreed strongly and again set another task before
This time, she asked Charming to go to a certain river to collect ring for her. The river was very deep, and so, after the discussion, Charming took off with his dog to the bank of the river. On arrival, he met with the fish he had saved. The fish was surprised but happy to see him. The fish therefore decided to use that opportunity to reciprocate what Charming did for it. The fish then dived deep into the river and later came up with the ring that the queen was searching for and gave it to Charming. Note that this was the fish, which Charming had saved from being eaten by a bigger fish on his way to the queen’s place. Having given the controversial ring to the queen, she was exceedingly glad and had no alternative than to follow Charming to their land with all her belongings. And finally, the marriage was officially contracted between the king and the queen.
This king was very popular and rich. After the marriage ceremonies, they settled down for marriage. At this juncture, something worthy of note happened. Whenever meal was prepared for Charming, if he was not there to eat, the queen would not eat. The king was suspicious and worried over this development and so, he queried the action of the queen. He concluded that there must be something fishy between the queen and Charming. But this was far from the truth. The queen merely loved Charming for the role he played in her marriage to the king. Not pleased with the extent of cordiality existing between Charming and the queen, the king ordered that Charming be bundled and put into the lions den alleging that charming had committed adultery with his wife. By the king’s words he was dumped into the lion’s den. While there, the queen still continued to send food through people to him. She did this because she acknowledged Charming’s contribution towards her marriage to the king; the risk he took and the patience and courage he had.
A MAN REAPS WHAT HE SOWS
As if the king was not satisfied with the punishment he meted to Charming, he poisoned and replaced the poisoned water with the only water available for the queen to drink, so that when the queen drinks of it, she would die. But as the Father would have it, the king himself unconsciously went and drank the poisoned water and died. After the death of the king, the queen ordered for the release of Charming from detention. Automatically, Charming became the queen’s husband. With this current development, Charming became the legal owner of all the king’s property. This goes to confirm the saying that the reward for God lingers on till it is received. You should realise that it is not fair for one to be tired in doing good.
Charming had no intention of marrying the queen; he had no intention of having an affair with her. But as God would have it, even though Charming did not have any mind of marrying the queen and could not dream about such a thing, as far as his status was concerned, his goodness placed him above every other person in the heart of the queen. The situation had willed him to be so. This confirms the truth that whatsoever a man sows that also shall he reap. (See Ephesians 6: 5-8)
THE LAW OF KARMA
If you have not started believing the word of God, start now. No goodness is lost. God has a way of rewarding those that show goodness to God and even to his fellow man. Do not do good things in the hope of being rewarded. Whatsoever evil you do to another the same, and even in greater measure will be returned to you. This is what is referred to as the law of Karma. Do not be afraid of doing good, notwithstanding your position on earth, a servant or master. Whatsoever you want to do you should do it heartily as to the Lord and not unto man. Note that you will receive the reward from the Lord. (Read Colossians 3: 22-25). No material wealth can bail you out of the reward of evil deeds. If you take delight in evil practices, you must receive the reward. And nothing can deprive you from the reward for good works if you take delight in goodness.
I keep warning you that you should not take delight in free gifts that you have not suffered for. Make sure that whatever you have is what you laboured for. After all, the goodness and evil of man live after him. Notwithstanding the risk involved in doing good, continue doing it, be rest assured that God will surely reward you for doing so. This is the will of God. If you do this, you show that you love God.
The world teaches you selfishness, strive and lust. Shun the world and its useless lust but hold fast to the love of God. It is a guarantee for everlasting life. (Read 1 John 2: 15-17). If you start now to practice true love as demanded by God, you will not have any problem any longer. Begin now to love all and wish every one well. Hating everybody at first calls for problems in your lives.
Charming of our story loved God and had his due reward but the king on the contrary, hated God and received his reward too. If you love man, it means you love God. If on the contrary you hate man, you have hated God. In summary, whatever you do to God’s creation, you are doing same to God. (Read Matthew 10: 40-42). Let it not be your belief that until you build a mansion for God before you could be said to have loved God. All God’s creations are God’s representatives; therefore one good gesture done to them is invariably done to God. It serves no useful purpose committing sin, rather, whosoever indulges in sin is enslaved to it, and cannot have eternal life. (See John 8: 34-35). Read Revelation 11: 18, 1st John 4: 20-21:
Did you know that by hating man you have hated God? Are you aware that you cannot have eternal life if you hate your fellow man? If you hate, you have condemned yourself. The only way out of this impending trouble is for you to repent now and plead for forgiveness, else, you will loose your soul to eternal destruction. Love is a guarantee to eternal life. Christ’s illustration attests to the fact that any good thing done to another person is invariably done to God. (Read Matthew 25: 34-40). For the reward of hatred and selfishness read (Matthew 25: 41-46). You should now realise that there is a commensurate reward of punishment for anything one does. Take particular note of the lesson derivable from the word of the scriptures recorded in 1st Peter 2: 17.
"Honour all men, love the Brotherhood Fear God honour the king".
You are in danger if you give yourself up to be misled by the evil one to go contrary to this divine injunction. God does not punish you, neither do I, rather, God had set aside punishment for all that goes contrary to His teachings and eternal life as the reward for those that obey Him. You cannot get the true teachings of Christ elsewhere, except in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. And so, practice what you are taught for they qualify you for everlasting life.
THE WAGES OF SIN
Read Matthew 5: 39-42.
"But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away".
Sequel to the excerpt above, God has never enjoined us to indulge in any sinful act. If we indulge in sinful acts, we are subjected to punishment. In fact, once one commit sins, he has perished. In the same vein, anyone who curses or says a bad word against a fellow man is in hell. The content of the above biblical excerpt is what you are taught. Therefore if you indulge in cursing and hating a fellow man on the reason that you are a child of Olumba Obu, you have yourself to blame for going contrary to the injunction of God. Because no matter who you are, so long as you are a sinner or evil doer, you are bound to be punished accordingly by God. It is the sin you commit that is responsible for your problems in life. No matter how minute your sin is, you are bound to be punished accordingly. (Read 2nd Timothy 2: 22).
"Flee also youthful lusts; but follow righteousness, faith, charity peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart".
Let My peace and blessings rest and abide with the entire world, now and forever more. Amen.
Thank you Good Father.
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"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the Tabernacle of God is with is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" (Rev 21:3-4)