By Cyriacus Nnaji
Everlasting Gospel delivered by the Holy Father, the Supernatural Teacher and Sole spiritual head of the Universe, Leader, Olumba Olumba Obu
1st Lesson: James 1:4
“But let patience have perfect work, that ye may be Perfect and entire wanting nothing”.
SECOND LESSON: MATTHEW 24: 13
“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall he craved.”
GOLDEN TEXT: JAMES 5: 7 – 8
“Be Patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord, Behold, the husband-man waiteth for the Precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; -stablish your hearts; for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh”.
PATIENCE, THE WAY OUT
BRETHREN, the lessons above form the nucleus of our discourse. Being acquainted with this gospel is divine providence and it would do anyone good who would be opportune to do so. The number of years which, you spent in BCS is of no use if you do not practice the word of God, which are given to you by the supernatural Teacher.
Many people get baptized into BCS through persuasion and once they baptized the abscond, and they would not participate in any of the BCS activities and will not want to identify with the fold. You cannot call yourself a member of BCS after- all faith without work is dead.
Look back to the Rivers State branch of Elders Fellowship who came to Calabar, the large hall was full to its capacity. Ironically, the international Elders Fellowship could not pull half the crowd. We keep praying to God to give us children, money, wealth and houses. The only problem is that we do not have patience. ‘The work done by patience in this world and other worlds cannot be quantified. The Father is using patience as a weapon to overcome the world. Patience is what the world is lacking, without patience nothing meaningful can happen. If you want a reward for your labor, you have to endure patiently to the end. Why you do not enjoy the goodness of your husband is due to your lack of patience. You cannot benefit from your wife, because, you lack patience. You do not benefit from your church denomination, because you cannot endure patiently.
You fail in your business because you lack patience. If you are to meet someone for business, you cannot have enough patience to wait for the person. At times, the moment he leaves the house is the time you arrive. Due to lack of patience, you cannot accept any advice from someone.
The first thing we should request from God is patience. Because of impatience you are fond of praying to God to do something for you Instantly and you will not have patience to wait for God’s reply before you resort to preparation of charms, amulets. The same is the limit of the extent you will go to achieve your aim.
WHAT PATIENCE IS
So you can see that your greatest problem is lack of patience. As such, when you are called for testimony your first Confession is impatience.
There is the wise saying that patience is golden. Another one says patience cures all wounds. That is why anybody who has patience would always succeed in his or her endeavors. This is true. There is no other thing you can use to win the world other than patience. This is what God has used to conquer the whole universe and overcome it. Our prayers from one time to another are before Him. And all the things we do daily are placed before Him. He tolerates us because of His boundless patience. If your dealings and interactions with God’s service are devoid of patience then, you may be without rewards. This is also true of man’s dealing with man. If you do not have patience, you will go home with nothing in any relationship with another person.
All the wars in the world are caused by lack of patience. If we have had patience, we would have received much goodness and benefits from God. This is to encourage those who have no patience to pray for it. And those who have a little should pray for more. Also, those who have enough patience should pray for its continued possession. If you have no wisdom but possesses patience, you will have peace and can overcome every odd situation.
The mystery of patience: If you do not have money, but you have patience, you have overcome. If you are an orphan but have patience, you have equally overcome the world. No matter your deficiency in life, once you have patience you are well equipped. That is why you are enjoined to give patience a chance. Patience has a special duty to perform in all our lives. Patience is like salt of which if it is absent in soup; there will be no savor in the soup. Patience is more costly than salt.