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 o…
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.
Beloved, we are most especially addressing the Spiritual Leaderships the world over in this title christened, Jesus Christ and the Law of Tithe. In our very humble estimation, it is not wrong to b…
Beloved, we are most especially addressing the Spiritual Leaderships the world over in this title christened, Jesus Christ and the Law of Tithe. In our very humble estimation, it is not wrong to be wrong but it is absolutely wrong for one to know one is wrong and for one to remain in the wrong.
Before we delve into the issue of the beast with ten horns and seven heads, we sincerely wish to state with utmost respect and sincerity to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that we are not unaware many Church Leaders in the contemporary Christendom worldwide know the undiluted message of the tenet of the New Covenant of Grace. However, like we stated elsewhere, because of the spirit of materialism that creeps into the Church and or their fears they might lose grip of the very lucrative tithe and first-fruits offering collections, which they currently enjoy that they found it extremely difficult to embrace the truth about the Good News gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The root cause of the materialism that bestrides the entire Christendom is the twisted version of the law of tithe embedded in the Book of Deuteronomy enshrined in the Old Testament Bible that simply stipulates,
“Set aside a tithe – a tenth of all that your fields produce each year. Then go to one place where the LORD your God has chosen to be worshipped; and there in his presence eat the tithes of your corn, wine, and olive-oil, and the first-born of your cattle and sheep. Do this so that you may learn to honor the LORD your God always. If the place of worship is too far from your home for you to carry there the tithe of your produce that the LORD has blessed you with, then do this: sell your produce and take the money with you to the one place of worship. Spend it on whatever you want – beef, lamb, wine, beer – and there, in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your families are to eat and enjoy yourselves.
Do not neglect the Levites (equivalent of the contemporary Church Leaderships) who live in your towns: they have no property of their own (really? What of the chains of property owned by Church Leaderships today?) At the end of every third year (as against the ritual of daily collection of tithes) bring the tithe of all your crops and store it in your towns. This food is for the Levites, since they own no property, and for the foreigners, orphans, and widows who live in your towns. They are to come and get all they need. Do this, and the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do.” Deut. 14: 22 – 29.
Now, if our highly esteemed Spiritual Leaderships maintain the Abrahamic Old Covenant of Promise and the Law of Moses have not yet been annulled, abolished and or fulfilled in Christ Jesus and that we are still expecting the Messiah like the Jewish counterpart, therefore, they should endeavor to strictly adhere to the spirit and letter of the above highlighted law embedded in the Old Testament Bible. It is mandatory for them to adhere to the law because even the greatest proponent of Judaic-Christianity, the Apostle James declares, “… Whoever breaks one commandment is guilty of breaking them all. For the same one who said, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ also said, ‘Do not commit murder.’ Even if you do not commit adultery, you have become a law-breaker if you commit murder. Speak and act as people who will be judge by the law that sets us free. For God will not show mercy when he judges the person who has not been merciful; but mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2: 8-13.
As if to counter the Apostle James’ averment, Apostle Paul the Great in what the Good News Bible titles, Preserve Your Freedom, vibrates, “Freedom is what we have – Christ has set us free! Stand, then, as free people, and do not allow yourselves to become slaves again (slaves to the Abrahamic Old Covenant of Promise, the Law of Moses and its attendant Ordinances). Listen! I, Paul, tell you that if you allow yourselves to be circumcised, it means that Christ is of no use to you at all. Once more I warn any man who allows himself to be circumcised that he is obliged to obey the whole Law.
Those of you who try to be put right with God by obeying the Law have cut yourselves off from Christ. You are outside God grace.
As for us (born-again and not Judaic-Christians) our hope is that God will put us right with him; and this is what we wait for by the power of God’s Spirit working through our faith. For when we are in union with Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor lack of it makes any difference at all; what matters is faith that works through love.” Galatians 5: 1-6.
The very pertinent question that will naturally agitate one’s mind is if in a bid for one to obey the Abrahamic Old Covenant of Promise and the Law of Moses and or the highly adulterated Apostle James’ pattern of the New Covenant of Grace, which is referred to by his elder brother, the Lord Jesus Christ, as “The Awful Horror” prophet Daniel spoke (Matthew 24:15-28), one cuts off oneself from the Christ and the tenet of the New Covenant of Grace, where does that lead one? Well, all we can simply say is God forbids that one should be cut off from the Christ and be outside the Grace of the Almighty God! To put paid to the argument that might arise as to who is right or wrong between the Apostles James and Paul, the Jewish High Priest who presides over the mock trial of the Son of God and his First and Second Reports to the Sanhedrin on the mock trial, execution and resurrection of Jesus Christ come in handy.
To be continued
The Cross of Calvary Foundation – ccfn Inc., wishes to seize this auspicious occasion to passionately appeal to all Political, Spiritual and Temporal Leaderships in the world that are genuinely int…
The Cross of Calvary Foundation – ccfn Inc., wishes to seize this auspicious occasion to passionately appeal to all Political, Spiritual and Temporal Leaderships in the world that are genuinely interested in restoring peace and harmony to their territories, congregations and domains, respectively, to please join hands with her in its re-orientation program. The program is geared toward deprogramming and re-configuring the brains and or mindsets of those that are usually classified as deviants and or terrorist groups in the various societies of the globe who may have erroneously imbibed and are operating the tenet of the now abolished Abrahamic Covenant under the aegis of the Old Covenant of Promise and the Law of Moses enshrined in the Jewish Religion of Judaism embedded in the Old Testament Bible. We intend to help the peoples to understand and to adhere to the very peaceful tenet of the New Covenant of Grace the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ enunciates over 2016 years ago as against the highly diluted tent that is currently in vogue in the entire Christendom, which is the root cause of the political-cum-religious crisis in the globe.
As part of the deprogramming processes, highly esteemed and distinguished World Leaders, we herein declare that the period of forty two months the Almighty God had allowed the peoples on the planet earth to worship the dragon that had given its authority to the beast with ten horns and seven heads that comes out of the sea, which has on each of its horns a crown, and on each of its heads a name that was insulting to God has expired; the hay days of the beast and the dragon to make proud claims saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who can fight against it?” has expired; the approval before now granted the beast to fight against God’s people and to defeat them has expired; the authority hitherto granted the beast to wield over every tribe, nation, language, race has expired; and finally, the permission the Almighty God had granted for all the peoples living on the planet earth to worship the beast, except those whose names were written in the book of the living which belongs to the Lamb (Jesus Christ) that was killed has finally come to an end and it is not subject to renewal! For a very clear sign that nothing goes on the planet earth without the prior knowledge of the Almighty God, the Good News Bible in what it christens, Jesus’ Love for Jerusalem (Matthew 23: 37-39; 24:1-22) laments over Jerusalem. He reminded them they had always kill the prophets and stone all the messengers God had sent to them and wondered how many times he had wanted to fold his arms round them like a hen gathers chicks under her wings, but that they would not let him! Therefore, he told them their Temple would be abandoned and become empty and from henceforth, they would never see him again until they learn to say, ‘God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord.’
As the Son of God, Jesus, was going towards the Temple, his disciples drew his attention to the magnificent buildings and in response, our working Bible writes, ‘Yes,’ he said, ‘you may well look at all these. I tell you this: not a single stone here will be left in its place; every one of them will be thrown down.’ In perplexity the disciples privately went to the Master when he sat on the Mount of Olives and requested him o tell them when the destruction of the Temple would be and what would happen to indicate that the time for his coming and the end of the era of the Old Covenant of Promise had come. Plainly, the Lord told them,
‘Be on your guard, and do not let anyone deceive you. Many men, claiming to speak for me, will come and say, ‘I am the Messiah!’ And they will deceive many people. You are going to hear the noise of battles close by and the news of battles far away; but do not be troubled. Such things must happen, but they do not mean that the end has come. Countries will fight each other, kingdoms will attack one another. There will be famines and earthquakes everywhere. All these things are like the first pains of childbirth. Then you will be arrested and handed over to be punished and be put to death. All mankind will hate you because of me. Many will give up their faith at that time; they will betray one another and hate one another. Then many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Such will be the spread of evil that many people’s love will grow cold. But whoever holds out to the end will be saved. And this Good News about the Kingdom (tenet of the New Covenant of Grace) will be preached through all the world for a witness to all mankind; and then the end will come.
You will see ‘The Awful Horror’ of which the prophet Daniel spoke. It will be standing in the holy place.’ (Note to the reader: understand what this mean!) Then those who are in Judaea must run away to the hills. A man who is on the roof of his house must not take the time to go down and get his belongings from the house. A man who is in the field must not go back to get his cloak. How terrible it will be in those days for women who are pregnant and for mothers with little babies! Pray to God that you will not have to run away during the winter or on a Sabbath! For the trouble at that time will be far more terrible than any there has ever been, from the beginning of the world to this very day. Nor will there ever be anything like it again. But God has already reduced the numbers of days; had he not done so, nobody would survive. For the sake of his chosen people, however, God will reduce the days.”
For a clearer perspective of what we are about here, the Good News Bible in its introduction to the Book of Revelation enshrined in the New Testament Bible states the Book of Revelation was written at a time when Christians were intensely persecuted because of their faith in Jesus the Christ as the Lord and Savior of the entire humanity. It adds the main concern of Saint John in writing the treatise is to give his audience hope and encouragement and to equally urge them to remain faithful to their faith in Christ Jesus in times of suffering and severe persecution. It further highlights in the Book of Revelation that Saint john saw a beast coming up out of the sea, which had ten horns and seven heads on it head and that on each of its horns there was a crown, and on each of its heads there was a name that was insulting to the Almighty God. As the narration goes, “The beast looked like a leopard. With feet like a bear’s feet and a mouth like a lion’s mouth. The dragon gave the beast his own power, his throne, and his vast authority. One of the heads of the beast seemed to have been fatally wounded, but the wound had healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast. Everyone worshiped the dragon because he had given his authority to the beast. They worshiped the beast also, saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who can fight against it?” The beast was allowed to make proud claims which were insulting to God, and it was permitted to have authority for forty two months. It began to curse God, his name, the place where he lives, and all those who live in heaven. It was allowed to fight against God’s people and to defeat them, and it was given authority over every tribe, nation, language, and race. All people living on earth will worship it, except those whose names were written in the book of the living which belongs to the Lamb (Jesus Christ) that was killed. Listen, then, if you have ears! Whoever is meant to be captured will surely be captured; whoever is meant to killed by the sword will surely be killed by the sword. This calls for endurance and faith on the part of God’s people.
Then I saw another beast, which came up out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb’s horns, and it spoke like a dragon. It used the vast authority of the first beast in its presence. It forced the earth and all who live on it to worship the first beast, whose wound had healed. This second beast performed great miracles; it made fire come down out of heaven to earth in the sight of everyone. And it deceived all the people living on earth by means of the miracles which it was allowed to perform in the presence of the first beast. The beast told them to build an image in honor of the beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was allowed to breathe life into the image of the first beast, so that the image could talk and put to death all those who would not worship it. The beast forced all the people, small and great, rich and poor, slave and free, to have a mark placed on their right hands or on their foreheads. No one could buy or sell unless he had this mark, that is, the beast’s name or the number that stands for the name. This calls for wisdom. Whoever is intelligent can work out the meaning of the number or the beast, because the number stands for a man’s name. It number is 666.” (Emphasis ours) Rev.13: 1-18.
Talking about wisdom for whoever is intelligent, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, in an article christened, Early Christianity quotes the Roman historian Tacitus that the first recorded official persecution of the Christians on behalf of the Roman Empire was in AD 64 when Emperor Nero attempted to blame Christians for the Great Fire of Rome. Relying on Church tradition, he highlights it was during the reign of Nero that Apostles Peter and Paul were martyred in Rome. Adding modern historians, however, debate whether the Roman government distinguishes between Christians and Jews before Nerva’s modification of the “Fiscus Judaicus” in 96, from which point practicing Jews paid the tax and Christians did not. According to the great Historian, the Christians suffered from sporadic and localized persecutions over a period of two and a half centuries. He concluded that the Christians refusal to participate in Imperial cult rites was considered a treasonable felony and was thus punished by summary execution.
In the Foreword to the book titled, The Spiritual Insight, Dimension of THE GODHEAD, MAN and ETERNITY by Paul Omo Umane (2005), simply states, “Indeed, the aging World is at its tail’s end. Therefore, it will not be out of place to ask whether one has ever taken time off one’s busy schedule to reflect over all the gory tales of famines, wars, destruction of life and property occasioned by insurgencies, natural disasters such as Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina and Rita. Included are the strange behavioral pattern that borders on moral issues such as the ordination of a gale bishop, legalization of abortion and the marriage of the same sex, all in the United States of America, USA, the number one Policeman of the World? In other words, homosexuality and lesbianism, to the United States of America society is no longer a sin. But being that as it may, be rest assured that in the sight of the Almighty God that such acts are abominations! Having so stated, I must confess that writing a Foreword to this book is the most tasking job I have so far undertaken in my life. It is tasking because the book of Revelation in the Holy Scripture is very difficult to read and understand. Undoubtedly, the author, Deacon Paul Omo Umane, with an insight knowledge, inspiration and divine commission, retells the message of the book of Revelation beginning with chapter one through to chapter twenty-two with a view to revealing the hidden knowledge of the Almighty God to the mankind.
Deacon Umane, admirably and with a combination of writing skills and wealth of religious experiences, has skillfully and prophetically brought the message of God enshrined in the book of Revelation to the mankind, particularly the Body of Christ. Issues the Author focuses on are: The Godhead: the Creator of Man; The Mystery of the Great Harlot or the Woman that seats on a Scarlet Beast; Blasphemy, Profanity and the Mark of the Beast: 666. Others are: The Dynasty of the ten Horns and the two Witnesses; The Watchful Eyes of the Lord on the Body of Christ; The Awesome God: who will not fear Him?
The last part of the book deals on the Resurrection of the dead; Eternal Judgment and Man’s Final Journey. … The Spiritual Insight, Dimension of THE GODHEAD, MAN and ETERNITY is both apocalyptic and eschatological. It relates to the prophetic disaster or the end of the world and profiles an escape route, which is solidly and firmly embedded in the Lord Jesus Christ. On the other hand, it is eschatological in the sense that it deals on the doctrine of the last or final things such as death, judgment, heaven and the lake of fire. In other words, the author gives both spiritual directions to the mankind and also deals on issues that border on Christian life etc. In the circumstance, the beautiful handwork of Deacon Umane is a compelling literature and a must read-book to any ardent seeker of truth and true knowledge of the Holy Scriptures. Therefore, I sincerely recommend the book to both Christians and non-Christians alike. It is particularly recommended as a reference book to all tertiary institutions of theology. The truth seeker will find the book a dependable and a veritable companion.” Honorable Matthew Ewele, Patron, Cross of Calvary Foundation – CCFN Inc., Benin City, Nigeria.
Dearly beloved and most distinguished world Leaders, with the already adduced reasons and much more to come, we strongly reaffirm our believe vis-à-vis
- That the period of forty two months the Almighty God had allowed the peoples on the planet earth to worship the dragon, which gave authority to the beast with ten horns and seven heads that came out of the sea that has on each of its horns a crown, and on each of its heads a name that was insulting to God has expired
- The hay days of the beast and the dragon to make proud claims saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who can fight against it?” has expired
- The approval before now granted the beast to fight against God’s people and to defeat them has expired.
- The authority hitherto granted the beast to wield over every tribe, nation, language, race on the planet earth has expired; and finally,
- The permission the Almighty God had granted for all the peoples living on the planet earth to worship the beast, except those whose names were written in the book of the living which belongs to the Lamb (Jesus Christ) that was killed has ultimately comes to an end and it is not subject to renewal!
Kindly recall we have already highlighted the period the Almighty God had granted the beast that the dragon, Satan, Lucifer the Devil empowers to curse him has expired. Next, we thoroughly examine…