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The Message of Life

This message entitled “The Message of Life“ was given by Brother Cecil duCille in November 1970.

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Scripture reading: Job 1:21

God has been warning us for a long time that we are heading for a fall—a very big fall! I advise you, brethren, set your affections on things above, so that when the fall comes, it will not matter to you. “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21). That is where we ought to be as Christians.

I just want you to understand that we are very close into the midnight hour. The Jewish day begins at six o’clock in the evening. The day begins with night! So we are indeed in the seventh day, but the night must pass first before the sunlight comes forth. It must get darker, and darker, and darker until it gets light! “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22). We are entering into night and the night is getting darker and darker; and the day will dawn, but you have to endure the night. “He that endureth to the end shall be saved,” saith the Lord (Matthew 10:22)!

At “midnight,” the “beast” must reign (see Revelation 13). I do not know if you expect to reign and rule right now, but I am telling you it is not going to be right now. Right now, you must suffer, and be born—because it is the suffering, it is the travailing that is going to birth us. We are not yet birthed. We are still fetuses. We are not yet birthed, because what we are is not the thing that God had ordained to rule the world. What we are now is too much of a deep mixture with the flesh! We cannot rule the world in this condition for we would do exactly what they are doing in the White House today. We must be changed, and we must allow the working of the Lord upon us to change us!

What is it going to take to change you? It depends upon your case. It depends upon who you are. The worse the case is, the harder the blow. You are not going to go through the same tribulation that I am going to go through. There is, however, a way to escape the tribulation. Did you know that? You can escape it completely—just give up everything to Jesus. It sounds easy, doesn’t it? Just give up everything to Jesus right now and you will escape the tribulation. As the poet says, “He that is down needs fear no fall. He that is low no pride.” If you sleep on the floor, you cannot fall off the bed.

Therefore, you need to understand what God is doing. We are entering the midnight hour and there are certain things that must happen. Firstly, the Church system must be destroyed. I know that you do not like to hear that, and you say, “What kind of preaching is this—that the Church system must be destroyed?” Let us look at it in the Scriptures.

Daniel 12:7, “And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and a half; and WHEN HE SHALL HAVE ACCOMPLISHED TO SCATTER THE POWER OF THE HOLY PEOPLE, all these things shall be finished.” Yes! That means that there is to be a scattering of the power of the Church.

Let us take Daniel 8:24, “And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, AND SHALL DESTROY THE MIGHTY AND THE HOLY PEOPLE.” I think that this is enough to answer the question.

Daniel 7:21-22, “I beheld, and the same horn MADE WAR WITH THE SAINTS AND PREVAILED AGAINST THEM; Until the Ancient of days came…”

Now, I want you notice the “until” here in this verse. There will be a coming against; a beating of the church; a destroying of the people of the church, “Until the Ancient of Days came….” In other words, brethren, until you get the fullness of Christ, you are going to be under the pressure of the enemy. There is a people who will rise up, defend the church, and bring deliverance to the church; and that people is what we are talking about, and that is what God is creating now!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1997, pg. 22-24)

Thought for today: There is a way to escape the tribulation. You can escape it completely—just give up everything to Jesus.

At the Midnight Hour

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Scripture reading: 2 Peter 1:19

We understand that God is telling us that we are the people of the last time, and that a lot of things are going to happen in the last time. Matthew 25 tells us of a separation in the church, and that there was a time for the separation. I do believe, personally, that this is what God is warning us about, and each person needs to make sure that you are on the right course.

Matthew 25:6-7 says, “At midnight there was a cry made, Behold the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.” 

In my vocabulary, the word “virgin” in the Bible means “clean, spotless, God-anointed Christians.” We have passed the state of dealing with the Christians who are half in and half out. We are now at the stage where we are dealing with those who were born again, who are sanctified, baptized in the Holy Ghost, and walking with God in purity! These virgins were dressed. They had on the wedding garment of Christ’s righteousness. That means that they were well prepared and ready and waiting for the Lord. More than that, they had “oil” in their “lamps.” That means they had the Holy Spirit in their spirits. They were well equipped. They were ready! However, guess what? Trouble comes. Distress comes. The time that the Bible calls “midnight” comes.

The word “midnight” in Scripture has a specific meaning. It means problems of the worst kind. In Exodus 11, it was at “midnight” that the firstborn of the Egyptians were slain, and those who were under the blood were sheltered. If God did not shelter them under the blood, they would be dead. In Ruth 3, it says that at “midnight” Boaz woke up, and found that a woman (Ruth) was lying at his feet; the Bible said that he was afraid, and he took off his coat and covered her. This woman is a picture of the Church, and at midnight we are going to need a covering from Jesus Christ, our Boaz! So then the Bible tells us what the meaning of midnight is. Look for midnight through the whole Bible and you will see that at midnight there is destruction, but also there is salvation. Always!

In the whole Jewish calendar, the Jewish year from Passover at the beginning of the year right back to Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) represents the action of God for the whole 2,000 years from Jesus Christ to the end of the age. If you take everything that happens in the Jewish calendar right down to the last with the High Priest entering into the Holiest of All, you will find that it is depicting everything that is going to happen to us, the Church, from the coming of Jesus until His return at the end of the age.

Midnight comes just before morning, so we find therefore that that this “great tribulation,” this great darkness that is coming down on the earth, must finalize itself before Jesus Christ returns, because Jesus is our Morning! He is our Daylight. He is the Light of our lives and He is the Sun of our righteousness. It says in 2 Peter 1:19, “…until the day dawn and the day star arise in your hearts.” The Daystar will arise after midnight, and we are first going to go through this great suffering of “midnight,” which is the “great tribulation” (see Matthew 24:21) that we have already entered.

It has already begun, but you do not feel it because you were born in it. To you the things that are going on now have become so natural, but the happenings of today are very unnatural! Nobody could have thought that the things that are happening around us would happen. It is very unnatural, but we are being “desensitized.” The Devil so fixes it that he creeps upon us gradually so that we do not really feel the tribulation. However, though we are not feeling it, the tribulation is here.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1997, pg. 21-22)

Thought for today: Let us be sensitive to the time we live in and prepare ourselves for the midnight hour.

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Scripture reading: Jeremiah 4:3

I am constantly reminded about my calling: that God called me and who He sent me to. I was sent to go to a special people of God; not just in the United States, but in the world. You see, there are those who are the “ekklesia” in Greek (the “called out”; the church) but then, there are the “eklektos” (“the elect”). There are the “called out” people, who were called out by God, but there are also a “called out” of the “called out.” All of us are called. All the people in the churches are called people. The ministers are anointed people. I have lived with them, I know that they are God-anointed men.

Sister Mavis said in her book Nuggets for the Needy, “God loves everybody, but He delights in some.” I want to be one of those who God delights in, and there is only one way to be, and it is by being obedient. If you can obey God with whatever He tells you to do, you will be among the “Number One” called of God.

I want everyone who finds himself to be wrong in anything, turn away from it and turn to God. True repentance must have three turns. The first turn is to STOP. The second turn is to TURN AWAY; and the third turn is to TURN TO GOD. I have known men who have repented bitterly over things they have done wrong. Sure, they did repent. They were sorry for it and they turned away from it, but they never TURNED TO GOD to fill the vacancy. They found another way, and therefore they went right back into the same error.

We must be “conscious.” God has made some people conscious: sensitive, able to hear, able to feel and able to see spiritual things. I am talking about spiritual things. There is a man who is as much a man as you are, but he is blind. He lost his eyes, but he is every bit as much a man as you are! He lost his eyes; he is not one hundred percent conscious physically, because those eyes were serving a purpose. There are some people who have been so beaten emotionally that they have lost the right touch, the right feel of God. The Spirit of God will come into the church and move, but it does not move them to the extent that it will move the others. So, there is a losing out with God. You can lose out little by little, and you never know when you lost feeling. You never know when you lost touch. You never know when you lost that spiritual God-given divine emotion. You do not feel as you should feel.

One young man came to me one time. He said, “I notice the brethren are clapping, some of them are dancing; some of the young people seem to be alive, and I do not have that feeling. What is wrong with me?” Do you know what was happening? Sin was in his life.

This brings us to Matthew 13 where it says that some seeds “…fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them.” The thorns grew and the seeds grew. They were growing together in God, but the thorns choked the seeds and they brought forth no fruit.

I sometimes used to plant on the hillside. We found out that the places occupied by the thorns were the richest soil. If you see a field of thorns, cut it down and burn it out, and you will get some lovely fruits and vegetables coming up, because the thorns occupy rich soil. The same way, if you see a man with thorns in his life, help him to get the thorns out of his life, and he will be a great Christian. You see, we had to put fire on the thorns. The fire would burn the roots in the ground, and no more thorns would grow there. I want you to remember, you never get the thorns out until you burn them.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1997, pg. 17-18)

Thought for today: Burn the thorns in your life so that the seed of Christ would grow and God would not only love you but also delight in you.

Changing One’s Destiny

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Scripture reading: Isaiah 30:21

There is a peculiar thought that the Lord spoke to me. The thought is that God is seeing us right now, and He is seeing our “beginning,” and He is seeing our “now,” and He is seeing our “end.” Somehow I suspect that God does not have a set destiny which says that it is your destiny to end up as so and so, that you must end badly or you must end here or there, but that He gives us the ability to change it. THE THING IS IN YOUR HANDS.

God is looking at your end, and He knows if you continue on one road, you will end here, and if you change your course, you will end there. Thus He gives you every encouragement to go a certain way in order to influence your destiny for good. The concept is very simple. Think of yourself being up in an airplane, looking down. You see a man running along the road, and there is a fork in the road. If he turns one way, you see that he is going to end up in the swamp. If he turns the other way, you know that he is going to end up right. So you send a message down to him and you say, “Keep on the straight way. Do not turn.” You do not really tell him the whole detail of the thing, but because you are seeing where he is going to end, you say, “Don’t you turn. Keep on the straight way.” The man says, “All right. I am going to keep on the straight way.”

This is how it is when God looks down on us. But here comes a devil and he whispers in your ears. He says, “Some beautiful truths are on this road. You can enjoy this road, and after all, you can bless God with the money that you make on this road.” He says, “Go this way,” and you are tempted to make the turn.

But God sends another message to you and says, “Remember, I said to you to go that way. Go straight!” There is this battle then that is continuing in the mind; and you make the wrong turn. Nevertheless, God has a way for you to get back on the right road if you will only listen, and He says, “When you reach to the next turn, turn left.” But when you look at that turn, you say, “Oh my!” It is rocky. It is dreadful. It is terrible. It is problematic. You say, “God says to turn this way, but I think I had better go for the next turn.” However, there is an end to it. There is a time when you cannot turn back—a time when you have gone too far; and this is what we do not want. We would like to see everybody turn right.

And that is my hope that you, my readers, will make the right decision and turn to the right path which leads to the fullness of your calling in Christ Jesus.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1997, pg. 17-18)

Thought for today: Remember, God gives you the ability to change your destiny. The thing is in your hands.