And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

INTRODUCTORY CHORUS: “When the word of God is in my heart I will have life.”

Brethren, My duty in the kingdom of God is to preach the word of God because the kingdom of God is nothing apart from the word of God, which constitutes power, love, humility, peace, faith, hope, patience, self control and all virtues. Wherever you find these virtues, there also the kingdom of God exists. Listen to the word of God and practise it so that the entire world may see the presence of God and accept Him.

Brethren, the word of God does not only exist here in Calabar but throughout the entire world. Go and teach the people of the world about the word of God, lead them to the accurate knowledge of truth. The problem of the entire people of the world is that, they thought the word of God is meant for certain people. It is for all creation of God. Brethren, you cannot claim monopoly for the preaching of the word of God. It must be preached at all nooks and crannies. Whenever you come to the Father, it is your place to listen attentively to the Father and comply with His divine instructions imparted to you.

Instead of being attentive when you are before Me, you pretend to be listening to the word of God but as soon as you get back to your station, you do completely different thing from what I taught you. I want you to practise this very word; go and teach others same so that all would receive light. Many people claim that they are not members of Brotherhood church. Brethren, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is not a church; Brotherhood is the kingdom of God, where the word of God dwells. It is also the dwelling place of the entire creation of God, where they listen to the word of God and practise it. Wherever the word of God is received in the world, and the people practise it, peace, tranquillity and progress abide in such a place. The word of God is not something anybody should reject. Whoever rejects the word of God had rejected life, good health, progress and every good thing in life. But if you receive the word of God, you receive life, and all good things. Therefore preach the word of God, wherever you go.

Your duty is to preach the word of God, because the word of God was in the beginning. When you see man, you have seen God and in the same vein, when you see God, you have seen the word. The word was with God and when God created man, He used the word.

Do not speak evil word, do not listen to evil communication nor get involved in evil at all. But let your prayer be the word of God. The word of God existed before the foundation of the world. Therefore, when you go out to preach do not tell people the Father said but tell them the bible says. As an ambassador of God, you must avoid fornication, stealing and all sinful acts. A man of God must marry one wife, the same with a woman. They both should abide in peace at all times.

Brethren, the word of God was not exclusively meant for the Israelites alone. When our Lord Jesus Christ commissioned His disciples, He said to them: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world”. (Matthew 28: 19-20)

Now those who had erroneously thought that the word of God is restricted to Calabar and Akwa Ibom State or to members of Brotherhood should take their correction. The word of God comes not only to a particular people or race but the whole world including those who are yet to be baptised. This is because the word is life. This is the memorandum of the New World, the memorandum of the new earth, the government, business organisations, factories and all human organisations. Whatever you want to embark on, you must of necessity include the word of God.

Let our first lesson be read again:


“And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.


Brethren, many of you, think that this portion is mainly for the disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is for you and I, and all those who qualify to be called Christians. This is the reason Our Lord Jesus Christ said, ‘whoever would come after Him should deny himself and take up his own cross and follow Him. Whether you are a village head, prime minister, governor, whatever in life, if you want to follow God it is of a necessity that you go from house to house preaching the word of God, help the destitute and do not count yourself worthy. Do not say to yourself, ‘after all I am the king, Prime minister, or a queen. I cannot bring down myself to preach the word of God. Do not stand by while the field is ripe for harvest. You should deny yourself of certain comfort in order to evangelise the world by carrying each other’s cross.

Brethren, the world is blind and incapacitated. All what we need to do is to disseminate the word of God and also put it into practise so that we would in turn gain life. No matter how wealthy you are, without the word of God you are nothing before God. But if you have the word of God you have got everything and without it you are perpetually under bondage. “Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. And ye have forgotten the exhortation, which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?” (Hebrews 12:4-7)

Our Lord Jesus Christ is the last foundation; so do not submit yourself to the things of this world. You should submit yourself to the word of God; abide by His injunctions so that you could gain eternal life. Part of the problem you have in Brotherhood today is your failure to read the memorandum of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. If you open the book and read, you will find very useful information in it. All what is contained there is meant for you to practise. If you practise one and leave the others, it means you have failed. Brethren, the scripture was not meant for you to read like newspaper. Rather it was written for your spiritual awareness and salvation. From the teaching you read, you are then to pass it to others by denying yourself everything in the world and submitting yourself to face calmly any tribulation that comes to you. It is your place to carry the word of God to your house, to your people, community, and to all creation of God in order that you may gain eternal life.

The word of God is the only law that binds the entire creation. The present generation and generation yet unborn are under this divine law: the word of God. The word of God is our Father, mother, the way, life and everything. Through the word of God you can receive everything you need from God. If we are not under the word of God, it means salvation will elude the entire world. It is generally believed that as a civil servant, you must abide by the rules and regulations governing the civil service. In the event of deviation the person involved would have to be disciplined. In the same token, those who fail to abide by the divine instructions of God as contained in the Holy Bible are indirectly fighting against the real government of the universe.

The bible is the only instrument of rulership. Therefore, in order to live a peaceful and progressive life, you must abide by the injunctions of God. If you practise His teachings, all will be well with you. Before Our Lord Jesus Christ gave up the ghost while on the cross, He said, ‘it is finished’. By this declaration, He meant that all evil practices have been completely destroyed and washed away. So, we are now expected to be under the rulership of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In another instance, He said you should not call anybody teacher or master for there is only one master and we all are brethren. The bible is the only worthy teacher to the entire world. Brethren, if you open the bible now and carefully look into what is contained in it from Genesis to Revelation, reading chapter by chapter, you would realise that the entire world is in darkness and incapacitated.

So, in this kingdom our main assignment is to practise the word of God, so that we will receive life and peace. It is for this reason that, the words you speak are not from you and the words I speak are all not from Me but from the Holy scripture. It is also for this reason, that you are advised by Our Lord Jesus Christ to preach the word of God unceasingly. Whether in season or out of season, preach the word of God constantly. You are to reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and humility. So, when you come before Me, you should receive the word of God, put it into practice and take it to others. If you fail to carry the Gospel to the outside world, how then would the people gain eternal life? Brethren, whatever the nationality or community of a person, you are to preach the word of God to him without any discrimination. This is because; it is the only way and life to mankind.

We are no more in the mundane world; neither do we lust after the things of world. We are under the tradition of God. This is the message you must carry to the world that our common law is practising the word of God and abiding by it. In doing this, do not say to yourself, ‘after all, I am not a man of God’. What then are you?

I have said it repeatedly that, three is a lucky number. Four is unlucky number, two also is unlucky.

In the same vein, the first and second generations have passed away and this is a generation, which the word of God abides by. You should in likewise spread the good news.

Do not indulge in fetish nor consult necromancer. Free yourself completely from the traditions of your forefathers because the word of God has conquered the whole world. So, you have to abide by His word. This is for the entire creation of God.

Brethren, you may have heard a testimony by one Brother Nkereuwem. His elder brother was a member of about sixty-eight different occult societies. But Brother Nkereuwem himself was a member of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star and that his elder brother lived in London. So, he wrote and invited Nkereuwem to come over to London and be initiated into these secret societies. But he refused, informing him that he has his own God. When the man heard this he was not happy and so started to try him in many ways. At last, God, through Brother Nkereuwem successfully burnt all the sixty-eight certificates and temples, which his elder brother had attained.

Brethren, have you received the word of God? If you have got it then impart it to others. You must also free yourself from the doctrines of the world and stick to the word of God. If you comply with every instruction given to you by man you would eventually be led to damnation. All what you need to do is to abide by the word of God and teach others to do the same.

The Almighty God, the Creator of heaven and earth is now on earth to establish His eternal kingdom. Therefore, we now have only one Father, one city and one destiny. It is only God’s divine instructions that we must practise in other to have abundant blessing.

Let our golden text be read again.


“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”


Brethren, that is what we have for you. You do not have any other duty to do than what is written in that text. Now that you received this message, it is expected of you to reprove, rebuke, inform others of what you have received here. Tell the people not to quarrel but to live in peace with one another and to completely avoid evil deeds. Let the light of God dwell in them, so that they may receive peace. The love of God is sufficient to all and His peace is abundant. So, do not believe that God loves others more than He loves you. His love is equal to everybody.

In the same vein, man is advised to love his wife and the wife to honour her husband. Have you now realise that both love and honour are inseparable? The two are necessary for a peaceful co-existence. To the children, He said, children obey your parents in all things for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. To the fathers, He said, fathers provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. (Colossians 3:18-21)

From this you should know that honour is love and love is honour. In a situation where there is mutual respect and love, there is peace and oneness. But if love and honour are from one person, then everything there is in vain.

We must love and honour each other, because through this we receive the peace and blessing of God. This is exactly what God does. God has not kept anybody to be at the head of any thing, because He Himself is the Creator of everything. His words are pieces of advise and those who fail to abide have themselves to blame.


“Unto you therefore, which believe he is precious: but unto them, which be disobedient, the stone, which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them, which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.”

The portion is very clear. If you do not abide by the instruction of God it means you would stumble and fall. Brethren, remember what God said to Cain and Abel. He instructed them to come and sacrifice before Him but Cain failed to while Abel did exactly what he was instructed to do. Accordingly he received his full blessing. “And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:” (Revelation15: 5)

Brethren, the problem faced by the entire world is traced to our rejection of the word of God. We do not want to put into practise His divine teachings and for that reason we face series of problems in life. Brethren, daily you receive the word of God and of necessity, you must abide by it. Put other things aside and carry the bible to teach the people so that they may gain eternal life.

Beloved, it is said that, a stroke of cane is sufficient unto the wise. Let he who has ears hear. May God bless His Holy Words, 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)