By Joshua T. Sunny
There is no contravening the fact that at creation, “the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep” before the Spirit of God, The Creator moved upon the surface of the waters.
Then with the command, “Let there be light”; light came into existence, overrunning and subsuming darkness and the void. Again, after the moulding of man, like the universe, ab initio, man too was void and lifeless until God breathed “the breath of life”; and then “man became a living soul”, according to the Holy Writ (Gen. 1: 1-28, 2: 5-7).
That “breath of life” which made the man “a living soul” is not only the Holy Spirit but also the light of man on earth. This is not only corroborated, but made clearer when the inspired Saint John the Divine wrote that; “In the beginning was The Word, and The Word was with God, and The Word was God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not… That was The True Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1: 1-5/9).
As the Loving Father, He guided man to understand that he must only take directives from God, The Father, and from no other source should a man want to maintain that Light and Spirit of God in him, always and forever. The consequence of going contrary to these dictates is death and darkness which will envelop and extinguish the light subsequently expelling the Holy Spirit of God that indwells man.
This divine deal of eternal life and light clearly showing the path of rectitude was maintained until man, out of curiosity and anxiety, and driven by the ‘spirit of error’, broke that divine truce of blissful living in Eden’s garden by outright disobedience to God. With the light of God withdrawn from man, and left to fate and controlled by the spirit of error, darkness overshadowed man, hence the physical manifestation of evil and wickedness on earth, the habitat of man.
Man’s fall from the path of rectitude did not only put a stop to the continuity of the primordial Brotherhood, that is, the true Family of God at creation and the Brotherhood lifestyle. In fact, since the centre could no longer hold and disharmony permeated the Garden, the creations took on a survival posturing where might became right.
Attacks and counter-attacks on each other became the order of the day while man started to treat his kind as prey. Issues of status – superiority and inferiority complexes – gained prominence in human relations as peaceful and blissful co-existence were driven out from man’s life and habitat.
Fumbling in darkness in a bid for survival and a desperate strive to excel above peers, man has exhibited obnoxious and several heinous characteristics against his neighbour bordering on deceit, lying, cunningness, nepotism, favouritism, intolerance, anger, fighting, wars, betrayal, blackmailing, backstabbing, tribalism, ritualism, terrorism, assassination, hijacking, kidnapping, genocide among others.
Vices such as prostitution, robbery, human trafficking, drug trafficking and addiction, militancy, slavery, colonialism, looting, etc. have been shockingly acceptable and even celebrated by some. Trust became a thing of the past while true love ceased to exist in the dictionary of humanity. Religion, that infused hope into mankind and taught morality, norms, and values to lead man back to God Almighty, has been hijacked and is now a ready instrument of Satan (i.e. the spirit of error) to further advance man’s stubbornness and disobedience towards God.
The height of crime and wickedness engaged by religions of the world and its adherents is unimaginable and appalling, yet religion is still the opium of the people, a sign of the oppressed indeed. Since religion, the seeming hope of mankind is rudderless in terms of teaching and building man’s lost morals, norms and values and putting him on the path of rectitude, religious bodies are now good-for-nothing and hopeless to the human society just as their contemporary political, socio-cultural and economic structures and institutions of the world are.
How can the religions of the world make any positive change in society when they are permanently intolerant and at daggers drawn with each other? This is why mankind is lamenting and crying out for divine intervention as all hope in governmental, industrial, traditional, spiritual and other institutions has been totally dashed.
Out of God’s Fatherly love and sympathy, a part of Himself in the express image and divine personality of Jesus Christ came to the earth plane, the abode of man, to keep man’s hope alive! Christ’s humiliation, torture, suffering, and death broke loose that jinx and the stronghold of captivity, darkness and wickedness. His divine death did not only reconcile man to God, The Father, but it reignited the light and reactivated the Spirit of God at creation once more into the man. This is why Christ proclaimed, “I Am the Light of the World: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life” (John 8: 12).
Having reignited the light of God in mankind by His Supreme sacrifice on the Cross, the sustainable fuel, which is the truth and recondite wisdom from the Source, to keep the light burning for eternity was lacking. Our Lord Jesus Christ, therefore, promised to send the Comforter who will sustain the illumination by expounding on all the gospels of our Lord Jesus Christ.
At the fullness of time, and to consummate the promise of our Lord Jesus Christ, The God of Heaven, The Ancient of Days and the Supreme Light descended physically on earth to dwell with man in the divine personality of Great Leader Olumba Olumba Obu as The Holy Spirit Personate and Supernatural Teacher in the jungles of Nigeria in Africa – a Gentile nation! This fulfils the scriptures which state, “…I have set Thee to be Light to the Gentiles, that Thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth” and that “The Gentiles shall see Thy righteousness, and all kings Thy glory: and Thou shalt be called by a New Name…” (Acts 13: 47; Isa. 62: 2).
As is characteristic of a divine personage entering the earth plane, the physical appearance of the Ancient of Days, Great Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, with the overwhelming power of His illumination, incinerated a mass of evil as expressed in the First World War. It was an instructive and a very significant entry to inform the world of a new dawn to be manned by a new system and structure, unfortunately, most of mankind missed the signs.
Oblivious of His entrance or not, Great Leader Olumba Olumba Obu set about establishing His Divine School, contemporary Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS), from where He dishes out His Supernatural Teachings to mankind. Also, as promised by Our Lord Jesus Christ that the Comforter shall come and will expound on His teachings and further teach lessons that the disciples couldn’t comprehend at the time, the Holy Father has dissected, explained and filtered the ambiguities in the parabolic teachings of the Christ as well as revealed several other spiritual truths to mankind.
His Supernatural teachings, delivered for decades through sermons, bible class lectures, altar briefs, prognoses, and other speeches centre principally on love and the other ‘fruits of the Holy Spirit’ such as longsuffering, meekness, kindness, tolerance, perseverance, patience, unity, oneness, lowliness of heart, temperance, faith, goodness, joy, peace, and contentment. These teachings of Light as delivered and practicalize by the Sole Spiritual Head of the Universe, Great Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, is gradually bringing to nothingness the activities and practices of darkness.
Even the superintendents of worldly religions, traditionalists, secret societies, cults, and the so-called lighthouses, spirits, and deities have conceded and surrendered to The Holy Father, Great Leader O. O. Obu, and confessed Him publicly as ‘THE SUPREME LIGHT OF THE UNIVERSE’. Equally, they refer sincere seekers of the truth and power to The Holy Father and His Kingdom (BCS). Below are a few examples:
“Is this The Being that you call Olumba? Is this The Being you are all living freely with here?” This was a poser to BCS faithful at the BCS World Headquarters of 34 Ambo Street, Calabar, Nigeria by Dr. Jason S. Bazie (alias Aggarwal), a renowned Indian Projectionist and Spiritual Leader on his first physical appearance before Great Leader O. O. Obu in the Great Hall of Mysteries on Monday, 10th October 1977. He later confessed and revealed; “I fled because I saw Him as a Pillar of Fire, a Great Flame of Fire, coming to consume me”. When asked about how a renowned Mystic like him became interested in Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, Aggarwal responded that it was the unparalleled illumination emanating from Calabar that attracted his, and several of his colleagues’, interest and subsequent investigations. Other powerful mystics such as Prof. Assassu Inyangibom of the ESOM Order, Sheikh Hussein O. Mandour, an Islamic Scholar of world repute, etc. have also confessed that Great Leader Olumba Olumba Obu is the Supreme Light and a “Consuming Fire”.
All these are in express fulfilment of two ancient prophecies by Prophet Isaiah and St John the Divine which states; “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the Mountain of The Lord’s House shall be established in the top of mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow into it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the Mountain of The Lord… and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the Law, and the Word of The Lord from Jerusalem. And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” and “…The city had no need of sun… to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and The Lamb is The Light thereof” (Isa. 2: 2-4; Rev. 21: 23, 22: 5).
His Supreme Light continues to illuminate the path of man, to accomplish His divine task of recreating and salvaging him from darkness and filthiness and putting him back on the track of righteousness, salvation and everlasting life. His superior authority, knowledge, and power have exposed the emptiness of necromancers, soothsayers, native doctors, palmists, juju priests, occultists, spiritualists, etc. who now recognize The Light and Salvation in Him. Presidents, diplomats, ministers and all other powers that be now look only unto Him for the way out of the politico-economic and social-cultural quagmire and confusion in the world!
Great Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, The Supreme Light of the Universe, has given mankind another chance and the onus is now on the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star members who have seen and enjoyed the ecstasy of His illumination to “put on the armour of light” by practicing His teachings and spreading the good news of the Everlasting Gospel to all nooks and crannies of the world. This Supreme Light must be taken to all parts of the earth to eventually eliminate all works of darkness and establish the love creed all over the world.
Our comportment and lifestyle must reflect the fact that we have seen the Light because, whether we are aware of it or not, the world is watching to see the glory of God in us so that they may emulate. As it is written, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” and “Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning” because “…Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy” (Matt. 5: 16; Luke 12: 35; 1 Pet. 2: 9-10).
Let us hear directly from The Supreme Light of the Universe, Great Leader O. O. Obu Himself about this divine duty in His Everlasting Gospel titled, “The Revealed Light” thus; “The presence of this Light is the reason why there is always great joy wherever the Children of Brotherhood are found in the midst of the worldly people. The fact that the presence of the Children of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is responsible for the radiating light in the world has been accepted.
God is the Light of the World. He has come to dwell with man though the world has not known Him. You who are Children of God are also the Light of the World and equally true Children of the Kingdom.
With the understanding that you are the light, it is, therefore, a must that you refrain from all evil practices such as hate, medication, preparation of charms and other diabolical entanglements. The reason you are asked to abhor these evil deeds is because by so doing, you would have the light in you and no evil or darkness would be able to overshadow you. My piece of advice to you is that you should render good services to God, and also refrain from sin”.
He continued, “So, henceforth you should know that The Father is in your midst, and that you are the Light of the World…You will be liberated from whatever problem so long as you walk in the light. Refrain from the works of iniquity and walk according to the dictates of God…” And He concluded that, “…Since you are the Light of the World, you should refrain from sin and possess the qualities of God” (EVG 2, 25: 12-17, 22, 31-32, 77). Brethren, this is the divine challenge before all and sundry to salvage the dying world and its inhabitants and the time to act is now.
The conclusion of this divine matter is for mankind to surrender absolutely to the Great Leader Olumba Olumba Obu – The Supreme Light of the Universe. All must obey, honour and fear Him so that His dazzling light can permanently lead us on the path of rectitude for our salvation and eternal life.
Thank You Father.