This message entitled “The Road to Perfection“ was given by Brother Cecil duCille on August 11, 1973 in the United States.

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Scripture reading: Matthew 25:1-13

Matthew 25 tells us that there were ten virgins. The number ten speaks of Divine rulership. These ten were appointed to be divine rulers of God’s business, God’s work. Five of them were foolish and five of them were wise. The difference between the foolish and the wise was one little point. They were dressed alike and were clothed properly. They had oil in their lamps and their lamps were lighted. Oil in their lamps means the Spirit of God in their spirits, because the Bible says that the spirit of man is the lamp of God (Proverbs 20:27). That is where it is supposed to be. This Spirit power is supposed to fill the soul. If the soul is empty at midnight, it means that you did not store the oil in your soul, which is the place that God wants the oil anyhow. For the soul is the vessel and the vessel is the person and the person is his mind, his emotions, his will, and his desires.

If when you are in church, when you are reading the Bible, when you are among Christians, while things are all right, you have a lot of God and you can sing and pray and you can quicken people with the power of God, and yet HAVE NOTHING IN YOUR SOUL WHEN TRIBULATION HITS, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SURVIVE. This is what we mean by MIDNIGHT. At midnight, there was a cry made “Behold, the bridegroom cometh” and the virgins that were wise got up and trimmed their lamps, because at midnight people’s lamps are low. When you are in trouble, when you are in distress, your lamp is low and you need a resurgence of power coming from the oil you have stored up in your soul nature. THE OIL IN THE SOUL IS WHAT MATTERS. This the foolish virgins did not have. At midnight when the bridegroom came, they were left outside.

Matthew 25:10, “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.” Now remember, these people were there waiting for the bridegroom. They were patiently waiting and ready and well-equipped but something happened. They heard the following cry: “Behold, the bridegroom cometh.” They ALL heard it. That means the whole church is going to hear, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh” and THEY WILL BELIEVE IT. They will turn around to get themselves ready for the bridegroom for their lamps were out, their vessels were out, and they have to rush outside to the store to see if they can get oil to buy. “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.” A very sad note: “the door was shut.”

Verses 11 and 12, “Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But He answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.” In other words, He was saying that He had not had intimate relationship with them. They are not known to Him. This word “know” here suggests intimate relationship.

The Lord concludes, “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” God is telling us to WATCH. Whom do we watch? We need to watch ourselves. God wants every man, every woman, every child to begin to watch his own thoughts, his own mind, because only you and God know what you are thinking. Sometimes very weird thoughts come into people’s minds who are supposed to be sanctified and you had better know these weird thoughts (hidden from everyone else) should not be entertained. These thoughts will come to you and if you entertain them, because nobody knows, you will come back again and get into the same line of thinking. I want each of us to go to God and ask Him to take away these weird thoughts or else teach us how to handle them.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pages 141-142)

Thought for today: Let us be watchful with our thoughts in our mind. Let us store up oil in our soul so that we are of the wise virgins ready to meet our Lord at the midnight hour.

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Scripture reading: Jeremiah 31:33

Jeremiah 31:33 speaks of the handwriting of God in the heart of the believer. Revelation 14:1 says, “And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name (and I add here, and His name) WRITTEN IN THEIR FOREHEADS.” I added that because the Greek word in this instance is “tou patros autou” which means, “the name of the Father and of Himself.” The forehead depicts the mind.

The name of God is the important thing. The name or the nature of God written in the mind of the believer is that which is going to deliver him from the destruction of the tribulation. At this time, the believer is being given the opportunity of imbibing the nature of God within himself. This nature of God within him will repel the power of Satan and will stop the mark of the beast from ever being able to come to him. If God’s mark is His nature or His name in the forehead of the believer, then the devil’s mark in the forehead would be the devil’s nature or his name.

Revelation 13:16, “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.” Notice that God marks the people “in their foreheads,” but the devil will mark you either in your right hand or in your forehead.  The nature of Satan is being marked in the foreheads of the people. You avoid getting the mark of the devil by imbibing the Word of God, making the Word of God your life, loving God, and singing spiritual songs and hymns – by your whole nature being trained towards God and not towards the world.

The devil has all his tentacles coming through everything in the world and bombarding us. The music that he sends is designed to make you brutal and carnal and sinful. If you just watch the people operate under the power of the music, you will see the carnality and the brutality, like demons gyrating in the fires of hell. This is what I see when I see people dancing on the disco floor with lights flashing and the Satanic influence all around them. You can see Satan reaching the people through the music, through the rock, through the reggae, through the demonic music he has invented. He was the master of music. The schools are teaching a lot more than the 3 R’s. The children get carnality, sinfulness, sexuality, and demonic influence from the teachers. The teachers have been filled with psychology of demons and the people of God are exposed to it. May God have mercy, because all these children are being demonized.

If you think that I am radical, then you need to hear the truth. I am just barely touching on the various areas of influence. They demonize the very food we eat to bring us under the control of Satan. It affects the mind. The clothes we wear are all sexual enchanters’ clothes. Clothes used to mark a harlot. Now everybody wears harlot clothes. It is so popular and so common and people are so excited about wearing this kind of thing that you cannot even teach the people of God that the demons have made clothes for them. Demons make clothes to show off the body and to get people to lust and be in the lust market, the flesh market.

At this time, God is marking the people of God in their minds and He said that if you have the mark of God, you cannot have the mark of the devil. This is marvelous. If you receive the mark of Jesus Christ you will not be able to take the mark of the beast. If you are worldly, if you love the world and the things that are in the world, then you are going to be one of the foolish virgins.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pages 139-141)

Thought for today: Let us reject the devil’s mark and receive the mark of Jesus Christ by opening ourselves up to God and inculcating our minds with the Word of God.

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Scripture reading: Ephesians 3:10-11

Brethren, we need to understand that we are to “bind” spirits and we are to “loose” the people of God. Your power to “bind” and to “loose” is to “bind” spirits and to “loose” their organization and the orders that they have received (their program). You pull up, break up, and dismember their program. To bind them is to stop them from being able to do what they were supposed to do. We are to bind them, and to loose, to deliver the people of God. That is our job.

Let me ask you now to go around everywhere, every place – beginning to pray right now, that the devils in your area be bound. Also, bind all the spirits in areas where you meet to worship God so that your meetings might go forward with power and the glory of God might come down in your midst.

Let us read Ephesians 3:10 where God says that we were brought here to teach devils and that “by the Church” would be made known to them “the manifold wisdom of God.”

To the intent (meaning to say that this is God’s intention) that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God. 

It is God’s intent that the Church is teaching the whole spiritual realm (both heaven and hell) “the manifold wisdom of God.”

I remember meeting a devil one time. In this battle, I saw the cross of Jesus rise up before me. I saw the Blood falling down, and when the devil got the blow from the Blood of Jesus Christ, he said that he had never seen this before. He had not seen this happen before! It means that he had been conquering; he was hurting Christians all along. He believed that he was invincible until that moment when he met the Church of the living God, and got slammed! Glory to God!

Brethren, please pray. Begin now to call upon the name of Jesus to break the yokes and bondages that have long enshrouded the people of God. Call upon the name of Jesus to break the power of Satan in your area. Hallelujah!

Let us all join together to pray to God that the bondages be broken and that every one of my readers who are bound by spirits will be let loose in the name of Jesus Christ; that every sickness will be touched and every body will be healed (healing and deliverance is “the children’s bread” – Matthew 15:21-28); that the Lord God will manifest Himself in our midst “…to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18). “For the day of deliverance has come,” saith the Lord God. Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus.

We pray, my God, that you send forth your mighty angels and bind every devil in our areas. Bind the satanic forces. Bind the powers of darkness. Bind the principalities in our various areas. Bind them now, Lord God, and set the people free! Let men be saved! Let men be delivered. Let men be cleansed! Hallelujah! In the mighty name of Jesus! Amen! 

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 1997, pg. 15-16)

Thought for today: Let us find ourselves to be so much in God that He would be able to use us to teach His manifold wisdom to the whole spiritual realm.

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Scripture reading: Matthew 16:19

Brethren, we need to begin to bind the devil in every area where we live. We must start now to bind Satan; to bind his work in your different areas, in your towns, in wherever you live – to bind the ruling spirits. God has given you the power and a mandate to bind and to loose! You have become responsible through your knowledge; and, “For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9). As God’s people recognize their responsibility, the power of devils will be bound all over the earth from continent to continent; from sea to sea.

What will happen next is that Satan will attack the Church. Some people are afraid to bind Satan because they feel that he is going to attack them; but since we have the power to bind him, then his attack will not mean too much. I believe the reason why he is attacking us so much at this time is because we are not binding him enough. If one has the firepower to stop an enemy, then that one should not be afraid to provoke him. We have the firepower to stop him.

Satan does not dare to manifest in the world as he would like to. I remember the time when flying saucers were the talk of the town. Everybody was talking about flying saucers. People were reporting seeing flying saucers. I happen to know some friends of mine who actually saw one of the things land in their yard. Do you know why those reports never came off to anything? Most of it was demon activity and the littlest child, the youngest baby in our midst would destroy him and disrupt his charade, if he binds him in the Name of Jesus. It would pull up all his organization.

I remember a brother sharing a revelation concerning us speaking and saying, “LOOSE!” He was saying that it breaks up the concentration of the devils. You have the power to loose and to bind. When a devil comes out to do a job, he is programmed the same way a computer is programmed to do certain things to you, and he cannot help but keep on doing, doing, doing – unless you hit him! By the power of God!

I am not saying you must go around and speak, “Loose!  Loose!  Loose!” The devil does not hear that. However, when you speak the Word of God through the Spirit of God as the Spirit of God moves in you, it becomes absolutely effective. Call upon Jesus in your private prayer time; call upon His Name. “Fill my being, oh Lord God.” “Fill my cup Lord. I lift it up, Lord!” When you are filled, you are going to overflow, and it will flow through your mouth. As the revelation came to this brother, he said that when you speak the word “LOOSE!” to a spirit it disorganizes him. It pulls him up like you pull up an engine and the parts are scattered all over. He cannot function, because you have ripped him apart with the Word of God. The order “Loose!” from the Holy Spirit to a spirit breaks up his organization! Glory to God!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 1997, pg. 13-15)

Thought for today: Will you call upon Jesus in your private time so that He may fill your being? Then, you will be able to say one simple word, “Loose,” and the devil’s operation will be scattered.

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Scripture reading: Luke 10:19; Zechariah 4:6

Upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” This says something. It says that the Church is in an attacking position! Gates are not used for attacking, but for defending. The Bible says that the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church, which means that the Church will be anointed of God to tear down the gates of hell.

God divinely put in the Scriptures the story of a man called Samson in a harlot’s house. He awoke at midnight; he was touched and anointed by the Spirit of God, and transformed into a mighty wrecking machine. This terrible anointed wrecking machine took hold of the gate. Mighty men of valor were standing behind the walls with their swords ready to pierce him through.

You see, no man can stand against the anointing of God. There are many among us who are coming against the basic gospel of Jesus Christ. Some are coming against the Blood; some are coming against the baptism of the Holy Ghost; and others, against the speaking in tongues, etc. However, it is God they are really fighting against.

These men were ready to tear down the man Samson. Their covenant with the demons and devils that motivated them was destroyed by the anointing of the Lord upon Samson. They were sure they had Samson all cornered now, but God Almighty touched him and he became a mighty wrecking machine. Only the anointing of God could make an ordinary man be able to lay hold of and lift the gate of a city. It probably weighed a hundred tons. He shook the gate, and the walls were torn asunder; he rooted the gate out of the sockets as he backed off with it. The gates of Gaza could not stand against Samson, so the gates of hell will not stand against the church (God’s anointed people)! Jesus said, “Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19).

Remember – it is by faith! “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord (God) of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6). By faith, the anointing will break the powers of hell and set the people of God free.

Start at your doorstep. Start in your home. Start in your area. Spot a man, spot a woman, target someone for Jesus. Start praying for them and the forces of hell will let them loose, because you believe God and because you are one of the “lively stones (Peter).” Hell will not be able to stand before the Church when she moves, for Jesus said, “…and whatsoever you bind on earth is bound in heaven! And whatsoever you loose on earth is loosed in heaven!

What is Jesus talking about? Look at the Church. I am talking about all the people of God who have been washed by the Blood of Jesus. They do not have to belong to our group. They do not have to believe what we believe. They do not have to have the same sensibility towards God that we have, but just look at the Church on the whole, big and small, and tell me if you see a free people. Or, do you see a people who are bound?

The people of God are bound everywhere and God is rising up a people and giving them the power to lose them. Those who have received the Word of the Kingdom have become responsible. The church that has eyes to see, the church that has the Holy Spirit, the church that has the river of God flowing through them, the church that has the firstfruits of God – those who believe, those who speak of having the firstfruits of God, those who desire the fullness of Jesus Christ – you have now become responsible! Every single one of you, from the youngest to the oldest, has become responsible for the condition of the Church at large.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 1997, pg. 12-13)

Thought for today: Take the power that has been given to you, start praying for the people of God, and the forces of hell will let them loose.

This message entitled “Lift up Your Heads“ was given by Brother Cecil duCille on March 25, 1985 in the United States.

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