AN EVERLASTING GOSPEL DELIVERED BY THE HOLY FATHER, THE SUPERNATURAL TEACHER AND SOLE SPIRITUAL HEAD OF THE UNIVERSE LEADER OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (WHQ) 34 AMBO ST CALABAR NIGERIA
BAPTISM “CRITERION FOR SALVATION”
FIRST LESSON: ST. MARK 16: 16
“He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned”.
SECOND LESSON: ACTS 2: 38-39
“Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptised everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call”.
GOLDEN TEXT: ST. JOHN 3: 5
“Jesus answered, verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the spirit he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God”.
FIRST AND SECOND BAPTISM
Brethren, the texts above have summarized this gospel. You have been reading these portions for years, yet you could not understand what they meant. This gospel is meant to reveal to you that those who practice the injunctions of God must be saved, and also those who are qualified for the Kingdom of God.
There are two major things needed in the Kingdom. The first is to repent and refrain from all manners of sins, and the second is baptism by immersion in water. This will qualify you for forgiveness and remission of your sins by God. We have two types of baptism in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star – Baptism of forgiveness of sins and that of the Holy Spirit. If you undertake one and fail to take the other, it avails you nothing. If you had committed any sin, no matter how grievous that sin was, once you are baptised into brotherhood, you are washed clean. Since you have repented and refrained from your sins, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Father will forgive all your sins. That is the first baptism. The second baptism is that of the Holy Spirit. If God bestows you with the gift of the Holy Spirit, your heart will be pure. Consequently, there will be no judgement against you anymore. You will be completely free from all problems.
If you are bestowed with the gift of the Holy Spirit, yet your sins are not forgiven due to the fact that you are not baptised, you are not saved. If you had received the baptism of the Holy Spirit but do not accept that of immersion in water, there is no salvation for you. On the other hand, if you receive baptism of immersion in water but does not receive that of the Holy Spirit, you are not saved. Though you may have received several baptisms from all corners of the world, if you fail to receive that of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star your sins will not be remitted, which indicates that you are not saved. This is because this baptism is preceded by repentance. This is the judgement. Whoever knows that he/she is a sinner, such a person has to go to Christ by repenting and refraining from those sins and then, get baptised. Apart from this, there is no salvation. Salvation eludes so many people who refuse to be baptised into Brotherhood of the Cross and Star having been baptised in their previous denominations. They do not know that any baptism without a proper confession of sins is no baptism. Let it be known that whoever baptises with all his sins with him is not a baptised member of any church; and in such a case, he cannot be saved.
However, if after receiving the aforementioned, you still believe in and continue to prepare diabolical substances, go on marrying so many wives and in fact, indulge in any sin, it means that what you had received was not the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord Jesus Christ said that whosoever ‘believeth and is baptized is saved’. He however, did not add that, after the baptism whoever goes back to his sinful ways should still be saved. If you realize that you are a sinner and repent of your sins and accept this baptism, it means you have died and resurrected with our Lord Jesus Christ, through this way, all your sins are forgiven. These two types of baptism are necessary because through them, the true children of God, who are scattered all over the world, can easily be identified.
It should be noted that not all the inhabitants of the world are bestowed with the gift of the Holy Spirit. The second lesson reveals that you should repent and be baptized so that you may receive the Holy Spirit. This promise is for you, your children and your great grand children. All those who do not possess the gift of the Holy Spirit are not His true children. Though you may be baptized (by immersion in water) and your sins forgiven, if you do not receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, it means you are not His true follower. This is because you cannot sing, preach or heal. This indicates that the Father has not elected you for His glory.
Do not blame any person who has received baptism, but does not receive the Holy Spirit, for he has not yet been chosen. Such a person can neither surrender himself to God nor believe that God is the one doing the work in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. Whenever such people receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, they will believe fervently. That is why we have these two types of baptisms. You can now understand why the golden text emphasizes on the point that one must be born of water and spirit otherwise he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. If your sins are not forgiven and you have not received the Holy Spirit, then, you are not worthy of this Kingdom. Some people confessed some of their sins leaving others. If you refused to confess all your sins, you cannot receive the Holy Spirit. Do not forget that the confession, baptism and reception of the Holy Spirit constitute the first death and resurrection. Revelation 2: 11 states that “…. He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death”.
Therefore, it is mandatory that you confess all your sins before baptism, for if you did not die with our Lord Jesus Christ, you will not resurrect with Him. On the other hand, all those who participated in the first death shall not ‘taste’ of the second death.
THE ESSENCE OF CONFESSION OF SIN
Whosoever does not believe in the truth cannot be saved. Believing connotes refraining from former vices and involvement. When this is done you are free. Also, once you receive the two baptisms as practiced in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, you live a problem free life, because you are one with the Father. In fact, you will become a new person in our Lord Jesus Christ. A lot of people who claim to be church- goers are still plagued with various illnesses. The reason is that, they were baptized with their sins in them, which tantamount to no baptism. As earlier been said there is no meaningful baptism that could be effected when a person has not denounced his cults and all the vices he or she had been practicing. It is not confession of sins alone that matters. The crux of the exercise is repenting and refraining from sins. Take the case of a man from Eniong who came to this place, for instance, when the book, ‘First Step to God’ was given to him, after going through it, he left with the excuse that he had to complete his rounds of medication in the hospital first. Meanwhile, this man was receiving treatment in the hospital, but the gospel in that book abhors that. And for that reason, he fled and till now, he had not returned. He did not realize that if he had confessed his sins and got baptized his sickness and problems would have been over.
If baptism were to be of no importance, our Lord Jesus Christ could not have requested John the Baptist to get Him baptized. Read St. Matthew 3: 13-15
“Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbade him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him suffers it to be so now, for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him”.
Our Lord Jesus Christ baptized at the age of 30 (thirty) in the month of August. That was the day He died the first death, and for that reason, the second death had no dominion over Him; so He resurrected. That is what is applicable to all the children of God; death has no power over them. What you call death is no death but a spiritual transfer. The first death is that day you repent and completely refrain from all sins and get baptized. When you are baptized (by immersion), and do not go back to your former vices, but surrender yourself to the service of God, you cannot die anymore. This is because; you have no more association with the agents of death. What are the agents of death? They are fornication, lies, stealing, murdering, backbiting and many other vices.
All those who are still lustful of the world and the fullness thereof, inspite of their baptism, shall be damned. Our Lord Jesus Christ, for instance, was a qualified carpenter from His youthful age to the age of thirty. All along, He was doing the carpentry work, but after His baptism, He received the Holy Spirit without measure; and since then, He did not go back to carpentry. He continued with the work of God having surrendered Himself fully to Him (God). Up till this moment, He has been in active service without slumbering. This is the model of all believers.
You may recall that when our Lord Jesus Christ was not baptized, Satan did not tempt Him. Immediately after His baptism, He was taken to the wilderness where He fasted forty days and nights. There and then Satan tempted Him. Read St. Matthew 4: 1-10. It should be noted that our Lord Jesus Christ could not succumb to these temptations because the Holy Spirit led him. Note very importantly that this Holy Spirit was bestowed upon Him just after His baptism. Therefore, when Satan departed from Him, the angels ministered him unto. Similarly the angels shall minister to those who had decided to forsake all forms of sins and get baptized. On the other hand, those who have refused to forsake all forms of sins and get baptized shall be damned.
Henceforth, before any person is baptized, must read this gospel and be prepared to refrain from all vices and evil practices, which are not in consonance with the tenets of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. If this is not done, your baptism should be regarded as an ordinary bath in the water. However, if you hearken to this teaching, you will be free from all bondage of sin and Satanism. You will then become the real child of God. Romans 6: 2 asks: “…How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” Our Lord Jesus Christ died once and thereafter He lives. Those who are dead and can never resurrect are those who have never been baptized. The root cause of death without resurrection can be traced to the wrong preaching given to new converts – that once they are baptized, all their problems are gone. They are not told to repent and refrain from sins. These new converts therefore, go in for baptism as though they are going to the hospital or to the necromancer. Whosoever knows and confesses his or her sins, repents and baptizes is saved. This is because his sins having been forgiven on earth, is forgiven also in heaven. Whether you are a Royal Highness, king, queen, pope, archbishop, millionaire, billionaire, general or field Marshall in the armed forces you have to abide by this teachings. Apart from this, you have yourself to blame.
DENOUNCE YOUR OLD WAYS BEFORE BAPTISM:
The two baptisms – Repentant and Holy Spirit are very important. If you undergo these two types of baptisms, you will have nothing to do with anger, fighting, bearing malice or anything that will cause discrimination, discomfort and segregation. This is why some people say that they are baptized into Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, yet they can not pray, preach nor practice any gospel. In addition to baptism of repentance, if you had received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, you will not gossip, backbite, tell lies, indulge in idolatry, commit adultery, smoke tobacco and take all types of drugs. Do not ask any person to rush for baptism so that his sickness, court case or other problems may be cast away. Let the person confess all his or her sins, repent and refrain from such sins, then receive baptism. Thereafter such a person is washed clean and free from all judgement in heaven and on earth.
If you know you have committed too many sins and cannot bear the burden of them any longer, take refuge in our Lord Jesus Christ. This could only be done through repentance, refraining from and abhorring sins. After this, you will have to accept baptism as administered in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. No prayer or fasting could save you without the above stated method. This is confirmed by the words of our Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in St. Matthew 11: 28 “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”.
Most people in various denominations baptized converts with the least opportunity. This should not be so. In Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, for instance, I did not baptize any person from 1956 to 1957. It was just a month to our departure to 26 Mbukpa that I started baptizing people. This was because; I did not want to baptize just anybody – those who do not believe in our Lord Jesus Christ. The first sets of converts were baptized about end of July 1958 to August of the same year. On this note therefore, no baptism should be administered to any person who has not believed in God; does not know what is sin and cannot accept having ever committed any. Before 1958, all the people who came for prayers and to attend services, had had to denounce their various churches, cults, secret societies and other sources of power they believed in. How then could I have baptized such people? It was at 26 Mbukpa Road, Calabar that some people started discarding their rings, bangles, charms and amulets. If God did not apply His great wisdom, He would not have had any follower on earth. At that time, I could not place My hand on people’s head for any reason if they could not confess all their sins.
If you had begrudged any person, you had to go first to make peace before I could pray for you. At that time, whoever did not denounce his or her charms and cults, I did not pray for such a person.
THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The spirit, blood and water move and work in unison. Most people in the prison yard and those in different precarious situations are being disturbed by the Holy Spirit. If the Holy Spirit is in you, you will be punished of any sin you commit; and if you continue in sin, your end is death. In this wise therefore, once a sick person confesses all his sins truly and repents wholeheartedly, all his sicknesses will vanish completely.
Many people are plagued with various problems. The cause of their mishaps could be traced to the fact that they are not baptized. This fact could be confirmed in Acts 2: 38 where Peter advised the men of Judea during Pentecost to “repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost”. Similarly, any person who does not possess the Holy Spirit must be baptized. So that he may receive it. The churches do not possess the Holy Spirit, yet they claim to be God’s children who are serving Him. How can you be a child of God or serve Him without the Holy Spirit? Those who must serve God satisfactorily must serve Him in Spirit and in truth. (St. John 4: 24)
Most people say they do not want spiritual church, but they crave for the ‘real church’ or what they call orthodox churches. Consequently, you can see their failure and perdition and how they die daily. As you go about praying for people and giving them money and other gifts, can such things save them? Though you may buy a car, a house or other things to a person or even train him in the university, he cannot receive salvation unless he confesses, repents and be baptized as is done in Brotherhood. Someone may pray for another and all his sickness, poverty and his hardship vanish but if he does not possess the Holy Spirit, he is not saved. It was for this reason that our Lord Jesus Christ commissioned His disciples to go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost…’ (St. Matthew 28: 19-20). Therefore, anyone who realizes his or her sins and repents and gets baptized is saved and will be free from any judgement. On the other hand, he that feels he or she has no cause for repentance and subsequent baptism is condemned and nothing can save him. If he likes, he may distribute all his wealth to the poor and be charitable to all, at the end he must perish because he believes not in God.
The gateway to this Kingdom is by confession, repenting and refraining from all sins and then baptism (by immersion). As you emerge from the water, you have received the Holy Spirit. If anybody had not confessed repented and refrained from all his former vices and evil ways do not baptize him. If you do, it will be of no use, because the new spirit will be at war with his ‘customers’ (sins). He therefore, will not stand fast in faith to God. From today, if any person desires to be baptized, ask him or her to confess about all his cults, secret societies, different sources of power and wealth. In other words, all his sins must be confessed before you baptize him. On the contrary, all those who realize their sinfulness and seek for baptism should be baptized. Do not beg or plead with any person to accept baptism. The first lesson below emphasizes on this point.
1st Lesson: St. Mark 16: 16
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned”.
HOLY SPIRIT IS RECEIVED THROUGH BAPTISM
Our Lord Jesus Christ died because of our sins. If you realize that you are a sinner and believe in the fact that confession, repentance, refraining from all your sins and then baptism (by immersion) is the only way to Him, He will never disappoint you. For those who claim to have been baptized somewhere and that one does not baptize twice, leave them alone for judgement shall be against them. When you read in the Bible that the children of God will judge the world this is that judgement. Read 1 Corinthians 6: 1-5.
The baptism of John the Baptist signified repentance; so that people may believe in our Lord Jesus Christ. This baptism was also for the remittance of sins. Did you know that this is judgement and that any person who has no cause for repentance and baptism is condemned? It is said that ‘they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts’. (Galatians 5: 24). This can only be achieved through confession, repentance and finally, baptism. When once you are dipped into the water, all your charms, juju, evil desires and lust, die completely. Nothing rules over you apart from the Holy Spirit.
When the churches fast, they do it between 6 am to 8 am actively. Beyond 9am to 10am many will fume. By 12 noon, food is kept all round so that they will eat and live. They cannot fast effectively for long because they have not crucified the flesh. They therefore, had not received the Holy Spirit, which could have empowered them to fast.
The entire world is still in the flesh. Whenever the Holy Spirit has taken dominion in your body, no power can either threaten or push you about. When any power or force hits at you, it breaks and cannot penetrate; for a local axiom has it that, ‘two cocks cannot crow on the same roof’. Similarly, the Holy Spirit and elementary (evil) spirits cannot stay in the same temple. That is why people change from bad to good and good to better and finally to best when they baptize and keep to the tenets of Brotherhood as taught by the Supernatural Teacher.
All the powers and forces in the entire universe put together cannot remove any child of God from Brotherhood. Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is an unshakable Kingdom. The moment you are baptized, you become one solid being having been possessed by the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit alone that controls your actions and operations. From the day you accept Him, all your problems are gone and there is no judgement for you. Do not be afraid of either death or any power.
When people say that a Brotherhood member is poisoned, charmed or shot with a gun, I normally conclude that such a person is not a true member of this fold. No weapon can kill a member of Brotherhood (BCS), whether spiritual, physical or otherwise. He/she is above destruction. Remember the promise of our master and Lord Jesus Christ that those who believe and be baptized shall not be hurt by anything whatsoever. (Mark 16: 16-18). If you know that you are not really baptized, go immediately for baptism so that you may no longer be in fears. It is out of mercy that the Holy Spirit is changing the entire humanity from evil to good. He who does not experience this transformation cannot know the difference between good and bad. This is because, under the influence of evil spirit, murder is not a sin, likewise charms and amulets. Those who indulge in these things believe that it is a way of protecting oneself. However, let it be known that there is no salvation in any other place in the entire universe. You have read that we were shaped in iniquity and in sin did our mothers conceived us (Psalm 51: 5). Consequently, from the first man, Adam till now, we have all sinned and has fallen short of this Kingdom. God, the merciful Father knows this and so He opened the only available channel. This channel is this baptism, which procedure had earlier been explained.
He who continues to pray for money and wealth should stop seeking for such things, but for his salvation. The government, your parents nor other power or person cannot help you. You cannot help yourself either, because we have all been clothed with sins. Only our Lord Jesus Christ could help us through the above stated method. Forgo everything you know that God will not be glorified so that you may be able to please Him. God does not want anyone to perish, that is why He has opened this way unto the entire world. NO other baptism can forgive and remit your sins. You can be a worshipper in any church denomination, but first come here and be baptized into the proper way, so that your sins will be forgiven and remitted. Only the Almighty God can forgive the sins of any man or human being. Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is the real Kingdom of God, where the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit (the Trinity God) dwell. NO angel can forgive or remit your sins. If the Almighty God forgives your sins, no other person can judge you again and you will be free forever. This is not because of your good qualities but through His grace.
Formerly, when I tell members of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star that they were with the Holy Father, they had always been left with little doubts. They doubted the possibility of any person staying with the Holy Being. However, today the scales have fallen out of their eyes and they have seen the truth of the issue. The songs rendered here and all wonderful testimonies you give in this place are not heard in any other organization. The sins you have refrained from, are those, which the world enjoyed most. The type of life you live, people outside may regard you as a fool for not leaving Brotherhood to work for money and other mundane wealth. Little did they know that here, you have seen what the world have never seen; and that where you are, is the Kingdom of God. You cannot be snatched out by anybody.
As a member of Brotherhood, you have ‘put on Christ’, though the world accuses you for worshipping a man. They also say that you have been given something, which protects you wherever you may be. This is true. You have been given what is not in the world, because you have been freed from judgement. Consequently, our Lord Jesus Christ had taken dominion in your body, and so, you are defeating all powers of death, poverty, sickness or lamentation.
If any person prepares charm or diabolical substances so as to harm you, he or she is wasting his/her time. Whatsoever they do against you, instead of harming you, will return to them as a boomerang. That is the cause of all the sufferings amongst them. Anybody they get baptized and receive the Holy Spirit, their eyes will be opened and they will realize their former folly.
For you to administer Holy Oil or Water, prayers and visions to someone who neither believes or baptizes is a futile effort. He or she cannot be saved. There is no much time, to be wasted. Help yourself now, for the time is short. Members of Brotherhood have cause to rejoice immensely with the Father for giving them such a Kingdom and glory, which cannot be shaken, when they did not even believe in it. Consequently, there is no sighing, crying, tribulation, suffering and lamentation for them anymore. All adverse conditions have been removed from them.
When it is said that the Kingdom of the world has become that of God and His Christ, you are the ones being referred to. Formerly, you were idol worshippers but today, you are a Brotherhood member enjoying the full protection of the Almighty God. This is because from the very day you believed and got baptized, you had received the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the Kingdom of this world has become that of the Almighty God and His Christ. A true child of God in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star serves God 24 hours without any complaint. Those of the world cannot stay up one night without complaint.
It is said; ‘fear not them, which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him, who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell’. (Matthew 10: 28). Today, all members of Brotherhood are free from the above warning because they are not under any law. Nothing can kill you anymore. It is very pathetic to see a Brotherhood member going to a necromancer, juju doctor, or taking any form of medication. This is because, Christ having taken possession of you, no other power works in you. If you are involved in any diabolical practices against any person, it cannot be effective. It should be known that, you are not what you think you are. All Brotherhood members are not just human beings; they are ‘SPIRITS’. It is this ‘spirit’ that does all things. You are only a witness to the work of the Holy Spirit. Any person that points an accusing finger at you does so to our Lord Jesus Christ. To prove this, if you go back to eat the former food, which you discarded, you will not be comfortable. Thus, the choice of food to be taken is the entire prerogative of the Holy Spirit indwelling him. Be rest assured that you are in the New World and in the Kingdom of God. You are therefore, free to go about preaching, singing and testifying about it. Read the second lesson again:
Second Lesson: Acts 2: 38-39
“Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as Lord our God shall call’.
THE NEED FOR REPENTANCE
The above lesson is applicable to Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. As earlier been stated: the baptism of John was for repentance, while that of Brotherhood is for forgiveness and remittance of sins. I thank God for the baptism of John the Baptist, because it brought man to the knowledge of the true God. Through his baptism, people believed in our Lord Jesus Christ. After the baptism of remittance of sins, the Holy Spirit is given to such a believer. In fact, this promise has been made manifest in the children of Brotherhood. Whoever baptizes you, be he a child or an adult as long as he is a baptized Brotherhood, your sins are remitted. However, if any other person who is not in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star administers the baptism, it changes to that of repentance. Every other baptism in the world is undertaken for repentance, so that those who accept such baptisms may believe in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star as the New Kingdom of God.
Simon Peter was baptized seven times before he met our Lord Jesus Christ. If he had not received the baptism of John, he would not have known our Lord Jesus Christ. After the era of our Lord Jesus Christ, I have not seen or heard of anybody, who truly baptized people for the remission of his/her sins, every person seems to be baptized so that their problems may vanish. Henceforth, let it be known that if you force someone, by much persuasion to be baptized, it means that you are the one who had accepted the baptism and not the person.
The best thing to do is to preach the word of God to someone. When the person listens and by what he hears, asks how he/she can be saved, you then have the chance to inform him to confess, repent and refrain from all sins; then he will be baptized. Let him know that after the baptism, he will receive the Holy Spirit. Consequently, if he believes, and accepts baptism, he is saved. Somebody who is entangled in so many secret societies and cults, and who is deeply involved in traditional medicine and occultism may become bored about his situation. If he comes to you to know what he may do to be saved, you can tell him that, unless he forgoes all those former entanglements, repents and be baptized, he cannot receive salvation. If he believes and baptizes his sins will be remitted and he will be saved.
A Brotherhood member is not expected to sue somebody no matter the offence. He is not supposed to kill. He must not be a liar, fornicator, adulterer, idolater or quarrelsome. A Brotherhood member must not be an immoral person or laden with iniquities. In those days, if you have a case pending in the court, you will not be prayed for or baptized unless you have withdrawn the case from the court. One woman who had a land case with her brother came to Me then and I told her to forgo the land for him but she vowed that she cannot do that; and so was not baptized. She had since been transferred to the world beyond. Many other people perish in the same way. A Brotherhood member does not take any type of medication; neither does he administer such on other people. He must not initiate into any traditional custom of the world. He must not count or impute sins on others and should not bear malice. Brotherhood is the New Heaven and the New Earth where righteousness reigns.
There are two things our Lord Jesus Christ holds and ready to give free to whosoever merits them. If any person confess his sins, He will first wash the person clean and also give him the Holy Spirit. Take note of the fact that, people from all races have committed various and numerous sins. Read Romans 3: 9-10. However, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star has been established so that these sins may be remitted.
Brotherhood is love, peace and goodness. The forgiveness and remittance does not stop with the sins of this generation. It covers the sins of different generations such as those committed in the era of Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Melchisedec among others, and other generations yet unborn. Do not direct any person to Calabar, Biakpan, or give any person Holy Oil or Water. Rather, when they ask how they could gain salvation, tell them to confess all their sins, repent and refrain from such sins, and then receive baptism. This is the only sure way to salvation. Do not hearken to those who are out to deceive you, that they will give you ‘spirit’ at the bank of the water, in the forest, hills or mountains. Come to Brotherhood of the Cross and Star and receive the Holy Spirit, free. The spirits you receive in any other place are elementary which later turns to destroy you.
A lot of people have problems in this Kingdom because they have refused to forsake their former cults and secret societies. This group of people could be likened unto a man sent away his old
Wife to marry a new one. After a short while, he rented a house outside the matrimonial home for the old wife. He secretly goes to the old wife; sleeps and eats with her. Gradually, the old one draws nearer until she comes back to the home. Immediately she enters the home again, trouble sparks and the entire family becomes disorganized. This is how some members of Brotherhood go back to their former societies, which they had earlier abandoned. One of our brothers from Trinidad who said he was a member of 36 secret societies for instance had gone back to them. Such people are bound to have problems, for “no man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment…” St. Matthew 9: 16-17.
The memorandum of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star makes it clear that a Brotherhood member has no association with the world. Similarly, the Holy Spirit has nothing to do with weeping, lamentation, fornication, murder, wars, and all manners of sin. The Holy Spirit brought peace because He is the King of Peace. He also brought joy and everlasting life to mankind. Any Brotherhood member who does not possess the Holy Spirit is an unbeliever. Such members are faithless. Faith cometh by hearing the words of God. Give people the words of God and they will ask you what to do in order to attain salvation. That was what happened to the Ethiopian Eunuch. Read Acts 8: 26-38. Immediately he baptized, all the Eunuch’s sins were forgiven and he received the Holy Spirit. Accordingly, whoever rejects baptism, his sins will ever be on him in this generation and the one to come.
This is the last chance given to all children of God to practice love, humility, charity, patience and all virtues of godliness. Our Lord Jesus Christ said ‘if ye love me, keep my commandments; and I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another comforter, that He may abide with you forever. Even the spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him; but you know Him, for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (John 14: 15-17). Accordingly, the Holy Spirit is the one doing all the great works in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star.
Formerly, the world claimed that Brotherhood’s leadership is satanic. Now, they have seen love, righteousness, peace, patience, meekness, joy and holiness in the Leader himself, and their eyes are now opened. This is because if Satan can have true love, righteousness, holiness and all virtues of godliness, then it ceases to be Satan but God. Read the golden text again:
Golden text: St. John 3: 5
“Jesus answered, verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God”.
THE NECESSITY OF SPIRITUAL REBIRTH
In order to gain entry into the Kingdom of God, you must crucify the body and its lusts for you cannot serve God and Satan at the same time. You must forsake all sins, repent and be baptized; then you become a newborn child in the Spirit. The children of the world cannot do any good because they will be directed by one mind; to do good and the other takes the opposite stand. They end up doing the wrong thing, which is evil. On the contrary, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star believes in good deeds. There is peace, love, meekness, righteousness, joy and all godly virtues expressed by only one individual. That is why they usually comment that all Brotherhood have one voice.
Our Lord Jesus Christ has fulfilled His promise as stated in John 14: 15-16. That comforter is now with us. We therefore have nothing to worry about. We all live unto God and not to the world. We have nothing in common with the world. What we do is help the world, just to fulfill the principles of love, which is in us. The Holy Spirit has already revealed that any person who has any type of charms or diabolical substances should throw them away. Do not keep any such things in your house. The Holy Spirit is the force that is doing all things in this Kingdom. May God bless His Holy Words. Amen.
THANK YOU FATHER.