By way of exhortation, I want to call our attention to something because there are lots of people that come here that want to go to heaven. There are many that come here that do not want to go to heaven but they want to go to church. Some of these people have discovered that what they go searching for in the bush (babalawo-native doctors), they can now get in the church where there is the power and anointing of God. So instead of going to the native doctor and be given concoction to eat, they decide to come to the church carrying the Bible and when you see them, you will think they are Christians but the Bible says, “By their fruits, you will know them”. So I am not talking to those ones tonight. I told you some time ago, that I learnt something in the parable of the wheat and tare in the Book of Matthew Chapter 13. I brought it out in the sermon The Identification of a church. There, I pointed out that the church is a mixed multitude but more importantly, the parable in Matthew Chapter 13 brings the picture out clearer. Here the farmer went to his farm and planted good seeds (wheat) but when men went to sleep, the enemy (satan) went to that same farm and planted tares. I used this same parable to explain the mystery of iniquity. The servants went to the farm and discovered that the good seeds were there and so were the tares. They were worried and came to tell the master, Master, was it not good seeds you planted, how come tares are there also? The farm is the church of Jesus Christ. The owner of the farm is the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says we are born again by the incorruptible seed of the word. The word of God is that seed that was sown and it is supposed to bring forth fruits of righteousness but somehow, while men (our apostolic fathers who laid the foundation of the church and the gospel we are to build upon) slept (died), satan anointed his own ministers; not another faith but the same church and planted his seed and the church is now in the condition she is. That parable went further to state that the servants of the owner of the vine yard asked him if they should go and uproot the tares but he told them not to so do but allow both the wheat and the tares to grow, so that in their effort to uproot the tares, they will not end up uprooting the wheat; that they should allow both until the harvest (ieend of time). The reason is that the wheat and the tares grow together and they look identical so how would you identify which are the wheat and which are the tares? It is only by their fruits that you will know which is which. A true seed of God can mingle so much with tares and get so influenced and begin to act like the tares and you will think he/she is a tare not knowing he is only acting under the influence of tares. The only thing that separates is the word. And the separation is going on now. This is because there are some of you who are genuine children of God; with your names written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world. And remember, Christ did not go to the cross for everyone. Salvation is not for all! The Bible says, “for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that who…. With the ‘whosoever’, it makes it look as if it is for everybody. But it is certainly not for everybody because the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 11:28 says “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He went to John Chapter 6:44 and says "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.” So you are a Christian today because the father drew you. Somebody else died an unbeliever because the father did not draw him/her. So salvation is not for all, “for whom he did foreknow, he did predestinate”. So through foreknowledge, your destiny was determined before your father married your mother; before you were formed in your mother’s womb. That is why the Bible says, the names of those that will be saved through God’s foreknowledge have been written in the Book of Life before the foundation of the world. And it is for them God set the process of redemption and you can only redeem what was yours. Something was yours, you lost it and the process of getting it back is called redemption. So if you are redeemed today, it means you were his from the beginning. From the Garden of Eden, something happened; sin crept in and God lost us to satan but in due time, he looked at that Book and saw the names of his own and he decided to come and redeem them. The Bible says, “The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth those that are his”. And he added, “Let those that are nameth by the name of the Lord depart from iniquity”. He went to the cross to redeem his own and they are the wheat; the true seed of God founding himself .I told you the story of the eagle that found itself among the chickens after being hatched. Being in the midst of chickens, it believed the mother hen was the mother not knowing that its foundation was different. This is the same with those who got born again in chicken churches because you cannot get born again anywhere but the church. But the mere fact that you got born again there does not mean you belong there. So whether we like it or not, he/she is bound to behave like a chicken for some time. And there are genuine children of God that He has destined to be redeemed that find themselves in those ‘it doesn’t matter churches’. The ‘it doesn’t matter churches’ are ‘chicken’ churches and they tell their members that they can dress anyhow. They accept wearing trousers by a genuine daughter of God. Why? Because she thought where she got born again is a true place and since she takes her bearing from them, she dresses like them. That is why the owner of the farm said the servants should leave them to grow together, if not, in trying to uproot the tares, you will uproot the wheat. So a genuine seed can be under the influence of a tare. How do I know? The Bible says, “The deep calleth to the deep” and there is the deep to respond. As I am speaking now, though you will like to wear trousers and dress like a prostitute and your pastor tells you, “It doesn’t matter’, when you come to the Bride Assembly now, which is an eagle church, you will discover that you are an eagle and not a chicken. This is because the Bible says, “Where the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered”. There is eagle food and there is chicken food. For instance, there are some of you that have genuine call of God but in your ‘Daddy and mummy’ churches; they are the only ones that prophesy. You don’t know the damage they are doing to you because that gift was not given to you by ‘mummy and daddy’ and you will give account of what you did with the gifts. For some of you, you were told that you cannot be a minister because you didn’t go to the Bible school. But search the Bible and tell me one person that God called and sent him to the Bible College. When God calls you, he anoints you for the purpose he has called you to do. And God is not a grammarian! He is not an English God! 2 Thess. Chapter 2:1-3. I want to bring out something from here. I want to speak about an abomination. Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2. not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, Apostle Paul was telling the church at that time that there will be a fallen away first and he gave the signs they should watch out for concerning the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. And one of those signs is the falling away. Falling away here is departure from the apostolic doctrines into other doctrines; into another gospel. But look at the usage of that ‘Falling away’ in the Greek Lexicon and it talks about rebellion; total rebellion. Verse 3 is saying that before Christ will come, this Word will witness total rebellion against God who is our maker. And we are in that period now where there is a total rebellion. This is the time where in some countries; you will see a sign post of the church of satan. They proclaim they are the followers of satan. Rebellion! But my attention today is on homosexuals. This has been existing from ages but the ground and pillar of truth; the church of Jesus Christ; the gathering of holy people is now where the interest of satan is. Imagine that there are bishops that are ordained as bishops and they tell the whole world that they are gay; they are homosexuals and tell you it is their right and prerogative to choose how to worship God and you cannot condemn them. When they started, there was uproar everywhere. They found their way to the parliaments, Congresses and Senates especially in some countries in Europe and America to make laws to legalize it- same sex marriage where a woman can marry a woman and a man can marry a man. They made it mandatory that any priest/pastor or church that is licensed by the government must wed them whenever they come to the altar and they will exchange their marital vows; a man with a man, to live together for better for worse, for richer for poorer and the priest or pastor will say, ‘You may now kiss or hug your bride. I pronounce you husband and wife’. With Bible in their hand; at the altar! Do you know one interesting thing? If I preach this message in some countries, in the next one hour or less, I will be arrested. A pastor called me from Spain and was telling me about the condition in that country. He said the gays are so protected that after they have undergone every process, they will choose the church to go and wed. And the law says you must allow them. They can decide to come to your church purposely for you to wed them and knowing fully well that you are anti-gay. If you refuse to wed them, you are courting jail term. That is the state of rebellion that the world has gone into. It is no more done secretly. I was telling you about the pastor from Spain. He said gays recently held a rally and they were in thousands with the police providing them protection/security until they finished their rally. Some of us who watched them on television saw men kissing men and women kissing women. They have tried all they can to make it officially allowed by way of legislation in Nigeria. They did this last year and the senate stood against it. Some of you watched the reactions of some Nigerians resident in America. Some Nigerian women were protesting against the Nigerian government (senate) for infringing on what they termed the rights of gays. Some of them carried placards to the Nigerian embassy in the United States and Britain. Some of their placards carried the inscription, ‘I am gay and I am proud’. All of them go to churches and they have pastors! In those countries, it is done in the open but in Nigeria, it is still a secret but it will surprise you to know that even in Nigeria, many people who go to churches, men and women, many of them are lesbians and homosexuals and they will be there speaking in tongues. Some of them are pastors and they are preaching. But one thing about our God is that he looks at men’s folly. It is a sign of the end. People are looking at only wars and rumours of war but it is not only these ones because there is distress all over including breakdown of morality. Immorality has taken the front seat and it has been dignified. And when satan wants to strike, he starts little by little. But as Apostle Paul said, “We are not unawares of the device of the enemy”. There are many end time message churches today that disagree with The Bride Assembly because we tell the women to veil their hair. When satan wanted to undress women in the church, he didn’t come to reduce them to what most of them have become today. Brethren, go to some of the Pentecostal churches; those of you who were night crawlers before, enter some of the churches and they remind you of your days in the club. You will be dazzed at what women wear to church. During the time of John Wesley, when holiness was the watchword, even wedding ring was not allowed. They wanted to run far from any connection with worldly fashion. Satan started his agenda with the women because it is easier to get women. That is why satan went to Eve and not Adam because the Bible calls them the weaker vessel. Satan knows the Bible more than all of us. Did he not quote the Bible for Jesus to give him reason to bow before him? Psalm 91 attests to this. He was telling him to tempt God. You will not know that he was telling him to tempt God except you know the scripture. But the Bible says, “Thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God”. Since the Bible says if you carry any deadly thing it shall not harm you, will you because of that carry a viper? The devil went to 1 Cor. 11:12 and says the hair is given for a covering; so why should you cover your hair? He kept pushing that gospel and that has come to stay in many churches. And it started from America! However, if the hair is given for covering, is Apostle Paul saying when praying or prophesying, you should grow long hairs? Satan can carry out his agenda on a man for 50 years. All Pentecostal churches have removed their scarf so that they are now competing in hair styles. Some hairs are Chinese and others are Brazilian, Indian, etc. And all these in the church of Jesus Christ! When satan succeeded with this, he entered another area. Do you see women wearing under wear again? But men continue to wear singlet because we will be uncomfortable without it. And the question is; why don’t women feel uncomfortable when they are not wearing under wear? Satan was going somewhere. After removing the underwear, he removed the length of their blouse. And they are busy speaking in tongues. Satan is not disturbed with the anointing and so the anointing keeps increasing. As long as you remain in error, he will increase the anointing; to deceive them to think that God is with them. This is further to deceive the people because the man that is anointed has even done perming to his hair and his skin is bleached; yet he displays so much anointing. These days, if you want to see the latest fashion, where do you go? The church! When you get to the church and some of these women lift their hands, sensual parts of their bodies which should ordinarily be hidden are exposed. And the pastor is saying, ‘It doesn’t matter’. This is how satan works. Very soon, nobody will speak against homosexuality or lesbianism. Soon preachers will begin to say, ‘It is okay, let them come and hear the Word. They will hear the Word and change.’ And I keep asking, what is it they have not heard? In Bride Assembly, if we catch you as a homosexual, we will bind you physically and take you to Yaba Psychiatric Hospital!. In Rom. 1:18, Apostle Paul caught the picture of how man has degenerated. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.” He explains what he means by holding the truth in unrighteousness in verse 19-25. “Because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21. because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22. Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23. and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man and birds and four-footed beasts and creeping things. In some places in India, they will not eat cow because they worship cow. Some worship other animals as their gods. You can imagine a god that is eaten! Verse 24-25. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25. who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. When you take a wood that has been created by God, carve and paint it and then begin to worship it more than the creator of that wood, is it not foolishness? Verse 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Vile affection here is when a woman will look at another woman and begin to have sexual feelings. It is truly affection but it is wild. It is the same thing with a man that will be sexually attracted to a fellow man. It is vile! You want to hold and kiss him or fondle him. And since he also has a hole, you want to enter that hole too! Can you imagine where a man will derive pleasure from! The Bible calls it vile affection; a crazy affection! It is not human because God did not create anyone that way. He didn’t create a man to have sexual affection towards his fellow man. And in most cases, a man becomes so protective of another man that he won’t allow any woman to come near him. And for the homosexual, no matter how beautiful a woman is, let that woman come naked to him, he will have no feelings for that woman. But when he sees another man, his feeling will be aroused. This is more of a psychiatric case because God purposely created a woman to be attractive to a man. That is why her physique is different from that of a man. A man’s body is filled with bones and muscles. A woman gets attracted to this because it is a symbol of protection. A woman needs protection and when she sees a man with muscle, she feels secured around him. It is not for sex but for protection. The woman is made pretty to attract the man so that you can fulfill the law of procreation. The woman is designed to satisfy the man in every way. When a man that is designed by God rejects what God has created for him and begins to look elsewhere, it is a vile affection. This affection gets to a point where a man will profess his love to another man to the extent of desiring to marry him. And they are saying it is their human rights. ‘This is the way I like to live my life’ they will tell you. You are like a mad man that is living and eating from a dunghill and people are saying you are mad but the man will tell them it is the way he wants to live his life. ‘I like to sleep in the dunghill. I am enjoying my life’. Truly, he is enjoying it but by a spirit. The same way, we that are not homosexuals know that you have a serious psychiatric problem. It is not normal. See what God says concerning it. Verse 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. There are some women that sleep with dogs. Some who don’t want to have children just surround themselves with pets like dogs and cats. And you dare not touch those pets because they will sue you. That is where their affection is. We have animal right groups internationally. If you maltreat even your dog, they can take you to court and you can be jailed because to them, animals have the right to life. Let us read verse 26-27 again. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. The recompense is the incurable sicknesses prevalent in the world today. The anus is a waste canal and putting your private organ there, what would you collect? Waste! Verse 28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; No conscience anymore! Verse 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers When we say fornication, it is the commonest sin. You are not married to a man; God did not ordain a man you are not married to have sex with you. It is only your husband that should have sex with you and it is for procreation. God gave women womb to fulfill his ordained purpose of being fruitful and replenish the earth. But what are women doing with their womb? They are taking contraceptives and if they mistakenly conceive, they abort. Why? ‘I was not ready for the pregnancy’. You were not ready but you went to sleep with him! The doctor then does what he wants and the reward is what we see now; all manner of things inside the reproductive system. No animal has sex for pleasure! All of them have sex for procreation. God ordained it that way. You can’t see a dog having her puppies through caesarian. No matter how a male dog disturbs a female, if she is not on ‘heat’, the male does not even bother to come near her. But when she is on ‘heat’, she excretes some things that smells and even when a male dog is a kilometer away, it will perceive the smell. But it is only the humans that you will see the female hanging around hotels looking for men. A friend of mine from Malaysia visited me some years back and he lodged in a hotel. When I visited him the following day, he told me he didn’t understand what was happening in the hotel; that he had to call the security. He said he was in his room when he heard a knock and when he opened, he saw a girl who asked him if he needed a girl to keep him company. He said he rejected it but the girl kept pestering him and he had to tell her he is a married man. That man was not a Christian. But I know some people who are Christians and are carrying Bible and some of them may be reading this book that travel on business trip and it is not the women that will look for them but they go out in search of the women. It is a shame and a disgrace to our faith! Some are Christians only when they are with brethren but you don’t know that the depth of your faith is known when you are alone; in a place where nobody knows you. That is where and when you can confirm if you are truly a Christian or not. I am emphasizing fornication because it is the commonest sin in the church today and it is unfortunate. But as I once told you and I am emphasizing it again, a time will come when it will happen and you will remember that I said it. It is not a vision and I am not prophesying but I am saying what I know to be the truth; we are talking about restoration and this church is God’s programme to bring his people; the church back to the Bible faith. We are restored to the Bible days of the apostolic fathers of Malachi Chapter 4 ministry. And we are restored to the genuine power of the Holy Ghost; to the apostolic doctrines; no addition and no subtraction. We are restored back to the genuine Christian character. The first church was known for holiness. Ananias and his wife in Acts Chapter 5 stood before the church and told a lie; they gave a lying testimony and the Holy Ghost struck him to death. The wife also did the same as they agreed and she died. They packed their bodies for burial and the Bible says that fear gripped the people until sinners were afraid to go to the church. The purpose of the gifts of the Holy Ghost, especially the gift of prophecy and word of knowledge is to expose sin. We must not only see your container and visa, we must also see the beer you drank before coming to church; we must see the girlfriend you have been sleeping with leaving your wife at home. We must see all the dirt around you if it is a genuine gift. Unless this church gets to that level, we are not yet restored. Church is not for everybody! If you are not ready to repent, don’t come to church. You can always join your likes on Friday nights in the club. One day, some people will enter this church and their seats will reject them. It will happen! A time will come when you will have to cajole some people to come to church because of fear that would have gripped everybody. God has been giving us signs here by chaining some people; but people are not seeing it. Soon, he will be chaining fornicators and thieves until they confess. Same with men that beat their wives! That is when we will know we are restored. For now, we are not yet restored. Verse 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers. In talking about murder here, you don’t need to kill someone physically before you are called a murderer. Some people don’t have to do these things but have pleasure in those that do them. How do I know you have pleasure in those that do them? Let us read 1 Cor. 5:9-10 I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. 10. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. He is not talking about those in the world; unbelievers who are fornicators. Look at the people he is referring to in verse 11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner not even to eat with such a person. He said we should not even eat with such a person but do you know that there were some people we caught in fornication with evidence after we had investigated them and we drive them out of the church, church members will be begging us concerning them. They make it look as if I am the one they have offended. Why are they not as angry as I am? They have pleasure in what these people are doing. They don’t fornicate but they encourage those engaged in it. They are fornicators! And it is the same judgment because the Bible says we should not even eat with such a person. Someone says he is a Christian brother but he is a fraudster. The Bible says you should run away from him. He is a tare because a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. If I leave a fornicator in this church, fornication will spread. It is like a cancer. Remember that tares know how to initiate people. When you see evil going on in the church and you don’t report to the appropriate authority so they can take action, you are equally guilty. You have pleasure in it. Some people take pleasure in watching pornography and they claim they are Christians. As a woman, if you see another woman on the road naked, that naked woman is a reproach to all women and you should feel nauseated. If you want to make heaven, don’t behave like a tare. A tare told you, ‘It doesn’t matter’, but I am a wheat and I am telling you now that it matters. Let wheat be a wheat and a tare be a tare. Let a seed of God remain a seed of God and let serpent seed remain a serpent seed. By their fruits, we shall know them. 2 Tim. 3:1. This is another prophesy Apostle Paul gave Timothy as to the things he should watch out for. But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: All the things mentioned are in the church; amongst those holding the Bible. Why do you think some churches have several services between 7am and 12 noon? The excuse they give is that they don’t want to waste people’s time; so that they can go home. Service is now per hour on Sundays! And the services are just enough to collect tithes and offerings; long enough to tell the people that ‘God is good’; long enough for them to prophesy to the people, ‘All of you will become millionaires. All of you will make heaven, don’t let anyone condemn you. If a man is in Christ, he is a new creature. Don’t let your heart condemn you. You are a child of God. Just keep confessing it’. Fornicators are confessing it even as they continue in their fornication. Fraudsters and cocaine pushers are saying it and they continue in their iniquity. And while their pastor is ‘blessing’ them, they will be shouting and saying, ‘That is my pastor! Ride on! This man can talk’. They are lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God! The power they deny is that power that has the capacity to turn a sinner to a saint, yet they have a form of godliness. So they don’t want you to preach any message on holiness but only messages that will make them prosper in their evil. How can you say you are a Christian and there is nothing to confirm any change in your life? Who were you before and who are you now? Nothing to confirm! I was a fornicator like most of you but that power of the Cross of Jesus Christ worked in me and I am changed. That Jesus I met stopped me from fornicating. He stopped me from other vices. But you have decided to add more iniquitous acts after ‘meeting’ Jesus. Yet you are a worker in the church. Daily, you go for Bible study. And when they look at you, they don’t see you perm your hair; your skirt touches the ground, your scarf covers your ears and as you are walking on the road, people see a form of godliness but you are noting but an ‘electric fish’. It is when people come to you and touch you that they will know who you are. Touch her and you will be shocked at what he/she will display. Apostle Paul says we should turn away from such people. Verse 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts. You can read on and on but my emphasis is where the Bible calls homosexuality an abomination. What is an abomination? Abomination here is anything that God hates and has preserved it for fire; anything God hates and has packaged it for fire. The Bible from the Old Testament to the New Testament condemns it. Lev. 20:13 `If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. Lev. 18:22 `You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. The Bible is saying here, the way you have sex with a woman. Don’t do so with a man! It is an abomination. To lie down here is sexual intercourse. Verse 23-25. Nor shall you mate with any beast, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before a beast to mate with it. It is perversion. 24. `Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. 25. `For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants. These are the things all those nations Israel subdued were doing that the Lord had to punish them. In the same vein, the world is into homosexuality and it has caught up with the church. But one day, the Lord will drive all of them away and bring the bride to live on earth. But before he does this, he would have gone with his own in the rapture. It was the same thing he did in Canaan land. He was reminding Israel why they should not be caught in all those vices having driven out those people from the land because of those vices. Mal. 3:6 "For I am the Lord, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob” What God hated yesterday, he still hates today. Verse 25 `For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants. I believe it with all of my heart that the abominations going on are the reasons for all the evil that have befallen the world- Tsunamis, earthquakes, tornados, etc. The earth is reacting to the evils. The sea is roaring. Strange fires everywhere! The United States of America with all her technology is the worst hit especially with the fires destroying villages, towns and cities. But for us, it is a warning of the impending fire that will soon come. It is only a foretaste of what is coming. Verse 26 `You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who sojourns among you’ Go to Chapter 19:27 and 28 `You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard. 28. `You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord. No punk haircuts. Some pastors do this. Some shape the beards like he-goats. God hates this. God hates tattoo. You look at some ‘Christian’ channels and you see some pastors coming to preach and all over their bodies is tattoo. So-called Christian musicians have tattoo all over their bodies with punk hair styles. They display everything the Bible is against. Genesis 18 and 19 show us that before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, he confirmed all the abominations he has heard. In a whole city, he was going to destroy everybody and Abraham was pleading for them. Abraham pleaded with God asking that if 50 righteous people are found, would God still destroy the city? God said he will not destroy the city if he can find 50 righteous people. This exchange continued until Abraham got to even 10 people. At the end, how many people escaped from those cities? They were initially 4 (Lot, two of his children and his wife who later turned to a pillar of salt) Angels were sent to destroy the city and the men of that city saw them as beautiful. The Bible says they rushed to the house of Lot to have sex with them. Homosexuals! Lot came out to plead with them to spare the men; that he was ready to give them his daughters that were virgins. These were strangers that Lot did not know. He received them and was ready to sacrifice the happiness of his daughters. But the men of the city refused and they were pushing to bring down the door. The angels dragged Lot into the house, locked the door and then blinded the men. From this encounter, the angels were able to confirm what they had heard about the city. It was then they instructed Lot to quickly leave the city with his children because they were going to destroy the city with fire. It is from this city we got the word sodomy. It was because of homosexuals and other abominations that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. And he is the same, he changeth not. Why do you think homosexuals of this age will not be burned by fire? Some people are wondering if God will actually destroy them but let us read 2 Peter 2:4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment Praise the Lord. Rev. 21:8 "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'' Homosexuality is an abomination, so is tattoo. Prostitution is an abomination. And who is a prostitute? A prostitute is that woman that opens her leg for a man that has not married her. Hebrews 13:4 says “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” I am preaching this way because this type of messages is no longer preached in churches. On the Day of Judgment, you will have no excuse because you are hearing me now. What I am saying will stand as a reason for somebody to repent and escape or for somebody to harden your heart and go to the hottest part of hell fire. And when you are burning, you will be hearing the sound of my voice and this message. That day, you cannot say satan deceived you. Satan will even deny and a demon will tell you, ‘I told you and warned you’. You will say when? And the demon will say, ‘When you were in the night club, I showed you what hell fire will look like’. If you have gone to all these classy night clubs, you will notice that what you see there is satan simulating hell fire. At a time you will see that the bulbs have changed to red, then everywhere will be filled with smoke. So you have no excuse on that day. You are reading this passage yet you are involved in all the abominations. It is because you are an unbeliever; you do not believe in hell even with our constant warnings. But one day, you will remember. The Bible in Heb. 10:26 talks about sinning willfully. For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins. There is therefore willful sin. Heb. 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit. And talking about willful sin, I have said something here that there are some sins that are not willfully committed but there are a weakness of the flesh. You can’t control them, for instance, those who suffer from anger. Once they get angry, they react spontaneously. Before you know it, they have removed somebody’s teeth with a blow. It is after they have reacted that they become instantly sober and try to make amends. This is bad but it is a demon at work. Everybody can see that you committed that sin though the Bible says, “Be angry and sin not”. So try and fight this demon. But the Bible talks about willful sin. This is something you know that is an abomination before God and you willingly do it. For instance, certainly, homosexuals, fornicators and adulterers don’t go into this sin by mistake. You can’t say you didn’t know what was happening until you finished. This sin is planned and executed. It is not spontaneously done. It is agreed between the two people. There is enough time for you to reason that you are doing something wrong. And that you reject what your conscience is telling you makes that sin a willful sin. Some years back while we were still at our former place at Anthony Obey, Mafoluku, a young man came to me and confessed that he was a homosexual. He told me how rich men use to hire them and give them lots of money. He said for a night, they can give each of them one hundred thousand Naira. He said it was the life he grew up with. From his confession, I knew he didn’t like the lifestyle and wanted to withdraw. I did deliverance prayer for him and showed him in the scripture how God hates it and how he would end up in hell. I then prayed with him. Four years later, he was still a member of this church until we moved to the present location of the church. He came to me and asked if I still remember the prayers I made for him concerning his former lifestyle. He said the demon has come back upon him. He asked me to pray for him and I asked him to have his seat. I said I won’t pray for him. I asked him if he knew sulphuric acid. He said he does and I asked him, ‘If they put a glass of water and a glass of acid, would you be able to differentiate between the two?’ Again, I asked him, ‘If you are feeling so thirsty to the point of death and he rushes into my office and sees a glass that is filled with what looks like water, and he picks it to drink and I shout that it is acid, since he is so thirsty, would he still go ahead to drink it?’ He said no and I told him to leave my office. I told him the way to hell is wide open; that I had opened the Bible and showed him where homosexuals and lesbians will end up. He left my office and I came to the altar and preached a message about it. They are not honest. How can you say you cannot resist something that will lead you to hell? How can I keep praying for someone that is not ready to change? Every fornicator will go to hell. Every homosexual will go to the deepest part of hell fire. I have told you to repent. It is God’s mercy that has kept you this far; that is why you have not died. Somebody sent me a text saying that from his very young age, he has been a fornicator. He said I should preach a message on fornication. I said he was not serious and I deleted the text. He sent the text yesterday. You are the reason I am preaching the message now. He said I should preach it hard so he can repent. But I am saying it now that there is no hard message that can make you repent! You are not ready to repent. Man has the will power to stop anything you want to stop. God gave us strong will power. I told you several times. I stopped smoking before I became a Christian. I started smoking from the age of 15 while in secondary school. I was also smoking marijuana. We were the bad boys in the school. But one day, I saw a glimpse of what smoking marijuana was going to do to my life. I was not a Christian and I was a very stubborn young man. The only thing is that God helped me with a very strong will power to stop going on that road to self-destruction and that is why I always like to talk to the young ones. I had an ambition and I knew that if I continued on that road I was travelling, I won’t arrive at my destination. There was a night we were going to sneak from the school into the town to watch films at the cinema. I smoked marijuana heavily. Our plan was to pick our girlfriends. As we were going, I found myself floating in the air under the influence of the marijuana I had smoked. It was serious. I forced myself to start walking normally on the ground because I actually thought I was floating. We continued and the same thing happened. I instantly knew something was wrong with me and that if I continued with smoking marijuana, I would end up a mad person. Once I recovered from that experience, I cautioned myself that I could not use my hands to destroy myself. I was an intelligent young man and the only son of my mother. I packed the remaining marijuana, went to the toilet and flushed them. From that day, I vowed never to smoke marijuana again. That is why I find it funny when I hear people say they cannot stop taking drugs. I continued smoking cigarettes. I could smoke more than a packet every day. I was still in secondary school. One day, I coughed and blood came out. I was shocked. I coughed again and blood still came out and I shouted, ‘Na only me my mama get o! na so I go come use my hand kill myself?’ That was in 1979. I use to buy cigarettes then in rolls. I packed the remaining rolls and destroyed them. I knew friends could influence me to go back to smoking so I didn’t tell any of my friends. I remember now, I was now in the cadet training school. So if they come and ask if I have cigarette, I will tell them I just finished the last one. If I had told any of them, they would have tried to convince me that they had even left smoking before for six months but still came back. I was fortunate and continued like that until we left the cadet school and I left them. I made up my mind that nobody will know me as a smoker in my new station. I have maintained it. And I was not a Christian! So which habit do you have that you will say you can’t stop? Don’t tell me you cannot stop lesbianism; you will see another woman and burn after her! Abomination! Repent! If it were possible, I would have said let all homosexuals and lesbians come to the altar today but I can’t say it. I don’t want to destroy you. I want you to repent. That is the purpose of this message. Why would you carry the Bible and end up in hell? Why are you forsaking the world and not forsaking the things of the world? Why do you want to be a saint and not stop sin? Why do you want to come to Christ and still hold unto satan? The evidence that God loves you is that you have not died in that estate. What if after hearing this, you go out and you don’t repent and you die? Those that died in that air crash, did they plan it? Those who died by accident on the road, did they plan it? A head of state collapsed and he did not survive. What if something happens and you die? What will you tell your maker; homosexuals and lesbians? --- Transcribed from Pst. Moses Alu's Sermon.