It is most interesting that it is Prophet Mohammed the Great that the Almighty God uses to preserve the then Jewish High Priest Caiaphas’ First and Second Reports on the Crucifixion and execution of the Lord Jesus Christ to the Sanhedrin in a Mosque in Constantinople, Istanbul – Turkey. As the Reports have been fully rendered in The GODHEAD & Humanity (Total Freedom from Spiritual Enslavement) Volume 1 (ISBN 13: 978-1530002573 & ISBN 10: 1530002575) written by Paul Omo Umane, we shall only recall the relevant extract here as slightly amended,
“The Lord Jesus Christ and the Jewish Temple: We submit that the Almighty God is more interested in the Joint-heirs with the Christ who are now the temples of the Living God than the so-called magnificent Solomon’s Temple or any other temples or churches for that matter. In lamentation, Caiaphas avows, “He entirely ignores God’s holy temple – the house God had built by our ancestors under His own supervision, where He promised to dwell with His children, to hear their prayers, and to be pleased with their sacrifices. This temple is the bond of the Jews. Here all men can come and be blessed. It is the earthly home of the souls of men – the place where men may hide from the storms of sin and persecution. This temple is where the foolish may learn wisdom, the place where the naked soul can be clothed, and where the hungry may be fed. This grandest gift of our Father Jesus completely ignores this temple; says, ‘the priests have made it a den of thieves (See Luke 19: 45-48) And sets up a sneer, and even scoffs at its sacred ordinances, and with a sort of selfish triumph says it shall be destroyed; and from his manner of saying it, I have no doubt he would be glad to see it quickly done. However, what would be the condition of our people if this temple were removed? What would be the use of the priesthood if the temple were destroyed? Where would we find an answer by Urim and Thummin? How would the soul of man be purified, if the holy Bathkole, the Euroch of God, should depart? There in that sacred temple of God he has been burning to the consuming of sin and the purifying of the heart since our return from bondage in Babylon. My argument is, if this temple is destroyed, or even forsaken by the Jews, we as a nation are utterly ruined. We might as well put our necks under the feet of idolatry and give up all hope. (Take judicious note that the Temple was completely destroyed in the year 70 AD by the Romans!)
The High Priest’s Misunderstanding about the Christ: That the High Priests and indeed the entire members of the Jewish authorities misunderstood the teachings of the New Covenant of Grace of the Son of God the Messiah is another understatement. The misunderstanding is accountable to why he writes, “He had already inculcated into the Jewish mind his pernicious ways of being saved to that extent that the Jewish cause was almost lost. There are two reasons for this. First, the people to whom he preached were an ignorant pet, and knew but very little about doctrine of any kind. They are a restless sort of men, who are always finding fault and wanting something new, and never associate with the more enlightened part of the community in order to learn. Another reason of his having many followers is his doctrines are congenial to unsanctified flesh. They are so suited to human nature that they require no sacrifices; they need not go to the temple to worship God; they need not fast, and they can when and where they please; they need pay no tithes to keep up the temple or the priesthood, but every man can be his own priest and worship God as he chooses. …” (Emphasis ours)
Paul Omo Umane once again quotes the Jewish High Priest Caiaphas’ Second Report to the Sanhedrin as stated below,
“The High Priest Second Report to the Sanhedrin: That it is most interesting to see or read how events fly. With all the venom the Jewish High Priest Caiaphas poured on the Lord Jesus Christ whom he calls an impostor but in the Second Report he writes to the same Sanhedrin after his personal encounter with the resurrected Christ, and thoroughly purged himself of all the charges he had levied against the Son of God and rewrites another Report. It reads, “To you, Masters of Israel. As I have made a former defense to you, and you have approved the same, I feel in duty bound to communicate to you some facts that have come to my knowledge since that communication. A few days after the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the report of his resurrection from the dead became so common that I found it necessary to investigate it, because the excitement was more intense than before, and my own life as well as that of Pilate was in danger. I sent for Malkus, the captain of the royal city guard, who informed me he knew nothing personally, as he had placed Isham in command of the guard, but from what he could learn from the soldiers the scene was awe-inspiring, and the report was so generally believed that it was useless to deny it. He thought my only chance was to suppress it (as usual) among the soldiers, and have John and Peter banished to Crete, or arrested and imprisoned and if they would not be quiet, to treat them as I had treated Jesus. He said that all the soldiers he had conversed with were convinced that Jesus resurrected by supernatural power and was still living and that he was no human being; for the light and the angels and the dead that came out of their graves all went to prove that something had happened that never occurred on earth before. He said that John and Peter were spreading it all over the country; and that if Jesus would appear at the head of a host, and declare for the king of the Jews, he believed all the Jews would fight for him.” (Emphasis ours).
The High Priest’s conviction that Jesus is the Christ: On very descript investigation the High Priest became thoroughly convinced beyond all reasonable doubts that the Lord Jesus Christ is Messiah the Son of God. How did we arrive at that conclusion, well, you may as read this, “I sent for the lieutenant, who gave a lengthy account of the occurrence that morning, all of which I suppose you have learned, and will investigate. From this I am convinced that something transcending the laws of nature took place that morning that cannot be accounted for upon natural laws and I find it is useless to try to get any of the soldiers to deny it; for they are so excited that they cannot be reasoned with. I regret that I had the soldiers placed at the tomb, for the very things that they were to prevent, they have helped to establish. After questioning the soldiers and officers to my satisfaction, my mind being so disturbed that, I could neither eat nor sleep.” (Emphasis ours).
“Appointment of Jonathan as the High Priests: At the resignation of the High Priest and instead of the complete gentleman’s gesture of the High Priest to spoon his colleagues, we mean, members of the Sanhedrin into remorse and repentance for what they had done to the Lord Jesus Christ, they unfortunately decided to have an obstinacy drive by appointing a new High Priest.
Kindly hear the working data out, “Therefore, you will appoint Jonathan or someone, to fill the holy place (Office of the High Priest.) We found that, soon after, Jonathan became high priest, though history teaches us differently – Mahan. (Sanhedrin, 89. By Siphri 11, 7)” Report of Caiaphas to the Sanhedrin – Concerning the Resurrection of Jesus.
Arising thereto, we wish to categorically state under the present dispensation of Grace that the blessings of the Almighty God on the believers are no longer predicated on payments of tithe and first-fruits offerings. Rather, the blessings are contingent upon how well a believer is able carryout the heartbeat assignment of the Christ, which is for one to win souls to our Kingdom, the Christendom, where Jesus Christ is the King. The Christ adds when such a one wins souls and also goes ahead to wean them that as a matter of compulsion, he or she should ask for anything in his name that it shall stand granted.
In conclusion, we earnestly and passionately appeal to the Spiritual Leaderships, whether we have been right or wrong, to let us bury the hatchets and to join hands together to advance the cause of our own Kingdom here on the planet earth, the Christendom, where the Lord Jesus Christ is the King. Let’s us please arise to be counted among the living!
Thank you and God bless.