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Scripture reading: Psalm 15:4

We should not forget to honor those in our midst who fear the Lord. The example we get every day from the brethren is not honor to those who fear the Lord, but honor to those who can put out a “Best seller” no matter how they received their material. Or, honor to those who are the most successful businessmen, honor to those who give the best offering. You can get on the honor roll of most organizations by giving a certain amount of money. I have been excommunicated from many groups and churches for speaking exactly what the Lord told me to say, while the same groups and churches accept preachers who are making up their own sermons but speaking more pleasant words.

Some of our ministers and churches who know the blessing of receiving the Holy Spirit baptism are turning back to Rome and wantonly addressing members of the Roman Catholic Church as “Catholic Brethren.” In turn the Catholic Church is calling those, who once were the accursed Protestants, “Separated Brethren.”

Let us honor the brethren who live clean and give a good example to others. Let us honor true eldership, not those who boss it over us but those who set a good example for us to follow and walk humbly before the Lord. Let us not honor others because God is using them, but let us honor them because they are showing forth Christ in their lives. Let us honor the wives who work faithfully in the home and in the church for the love of Christ.

LET US HONOR all men and women who fear God not usurping Christ in the congregations of the saints. Let us honor them for they are few who do not seek their own honor, and command men to call them by unscriptural titles which God calls names of Blaspheme.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, October 1983)

Thought for today: Let us honor those in our midst who fear the Lord

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Scripture reading: Isaiah 7:15 & 22

The world has almost completely reversed the human concept of right and wrong. The only true basis of what is right and what is wrong is the accepting of God as the paragon and Jesus Christ as the “Plumbline”.

Isaiah 5:20, “Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”

Darkness is covering the land and gross darkness is taking hold upon the people.

The meaning of the word “contemned” is to disdain or to be contemptible. The Word of God is saying here that we should not esteem those who are evil. The Christian conscience that has been washed by the blood of Jesus Christ abhors evil and does not allow us any kind of pleasure in those who are evil both by their actions and by their life style. On the other hand we find an increasing number of those who profess to be “born again”, freely fraternize with those who are living and fostering an evil and ungodly way of life.

If I should ask my readers, “What is the greatest evil of today that is called good?” I am sure I would receive a multitude of good answers, but most of us would either be afraid to even think of the truth, or if we do, we would shy from the expression of it. The greatest force for good in the world is the CHURCH. There is no doubt about it that God called out a people in Jesus Christ to come out of the world and the things of the world and to be part of His kingdom on the earth. This people are to eventually deliver the earth from all its evil and in the end the “earth will be filled with the glory of God as the waters cover the sea….” BUT if this people, who are the called out of God, who accept the name and the right to be called CHURCH, but refuse to come out of the ways, deeds and thinking of the world, thus looking like the kingdom of God on the outward, but speaking like the world from the inward, then this people would be evil parading as good, darkness parading as light, and bitter showing itself as sweet. There is such a mixture in our present day church system that unless one sees from the eyes of God, it would be almost impossible to discern good from evil.

Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind THAT ye may prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.”

In conclusion let me quote from Isaiah 7:15 & 22:

7:15, “And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give, he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall everyone eat that is left in the land.”

7:22, “Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the EVIL, and choose the GOOD.”

Butter and honey represent the pure unadulterated WORD of GOD. The people’s taste is being confused between bitter and sweet, but God has promised that those who desire to know the truth will know it by divine intervention.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, October 1983)

Thought for today: Let us eat butter and honey, the unadulterated Word of God, so that we may be able to refuse the evil and choose the good.

 

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Scripture reading: Luke 10:30-37

So many times there are so many things said against brethren which are artfully contrived by Satan and his agents to discredit them, and the child of God who is naïve and gullible will believe them or some part of them, thus become a recruit of evil forces. The question is: How do I become a part of evil forces when I am not evil and do not desire to be? Anyone who becomes an accessory to any action before or after it is committed, legally is as guilty as the one committing the act. In some cases the act could not have been carried out without the help of the passive person who merely acquiesced.

Evil spirits cannot of their own accord hurt any human being, but when we give them the authority, then they can in our name do so. To hear a story about a person and to believe it and sometimes be hurt about it, and be upset with the person because of it, without any investigation or approaching the person, is indeed taking up a reproach against our neighbor.

The word of God declares that we should “Love thy neighbour as yourself.” The Apostles asked Jesus to explain who is classified as a ‘neighbour’. In reply Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan: Two people passed the wounded man without rendering assistance, but the Samaritan helped him and bound up his wounds. This definition of ‘neighbour’ adds a new understanding to the word – not to take up a reproach against one’s neighbour. It is saying in effect, beware of how you take up a reproach against those who do you good. It is a common experience that those you seek to do the greatest good are sometimes the ones who level the most criticism at you. Out of the abundance of a good heart many times we over-extend ourselves to do good to others. Sometimes our efforts backfire leaving us looking not so good. God is saying to us, “Look carefully at those who are trying to do you good, and whether they succeed or not, do not criticize them because in so doing you will displease the Lord very much.”

Those of us who read this message and can recognize this spirit in our selves are indeed blessed of the Lord, for this will be the beginning of the casting out of that spirit. The people of God must be completely free of all evil spirit activity soon and very soon. The evil spirits are PREACHING through some of our brothers and sisters that there is NO EVIL SPIRIT and no DEVIL. They say the devil is just the Adamic nature in man. Those who subscribe to this doctrine are not hearing from God, and we must pray that the Holy Spirit will quickly deal with them to deliver them from the clutches of the enemy before it becomes too late.

There are dozens of scriptures which can prove this evil doctrine to be evil, but I must only give you one and I am sure the Holy Spirit will do the rest. When God put Adam and Eve in the Garden, there was no Adamic nature; the Adamic nature only came about after man had sinned, nevertheless, the Scripture records that the devil was in the Garden before the Adamic nature.

Genesis 3:1, “Now the serpent was more subtil and crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord had made. And he (Satan) said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”

The first step of being free of evil spirit manifestations is to know and acknowledge that there are such manifestations in us.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, August 1983)

Thought for today: To take up a reproach against one’s neighbor is an evil spirit manifestation.

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Scripture reading: Matthew 5:43-44

This title does not suggest that we could do evil to our enemies but not to our neighbours; what it does suggest is that we should do no evil at all.

Matthew 5:43-44, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”

Evil is continuously attacking the believer, and the idea is not so much to punish him or her, but it is to get the Christian to do evil in retaliation. There is no right about revenge. A blow struck in anger cannot be of God or righteousness. The child of God therefore is in a constant battle to keep himself from participating in evil. Devils will see to it that the word gets to you of what someone is saying about you, in order that you may say something against him. We see therefore, that evil is ever present with us and we must be on our double watch in order to overcome in this area.

God gives us a great deal of instructions pertaining to dealing with each other. Of course LOVE is the main ingredient in our human relationship one with another. Nevertheless, sometimes we do hurt those we love, sometimes inadvertently.

On this score, God placed four ordinances in the church (one is controversial). Each of these ordinances is a covenant with one another and with God. It is very important that we have the right relationships first at home and then with our neighbours (Christian brethren as well as sinners), then by these we learn to have right relationships with the world at large.

The ordinance of communion is directly aimed at us making a covenant with each other by the Blood and Body of Jesus Christ. The Blood is the Life which we share and the Body we are. Baptism is a covenant to follow Jesus in His ministry through His Body; marriage is a covenant with your partner to be one in Him; and washing of the saint’s feet, though controversial it may be, does serve to bring the brethren together in love.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, August 1983)

Thought for today: Evil is ever present with us and we must be on our double watch in order to overcome.

A Look at the Church

This message entitled “A Look at the Church“ was given by Brother Cecil duCille in November 1981.

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Scripture reading: James 3:5-6

In order to become overcomers, we need the “Truth in the inward parts.” Open up and let the light of God shine in. We have been duped by Satan too long, and this is the time when Michael the archangel is casting him out of the temple of God. In Leviticus 11 we read of the “Abominable Fowls”. The first category speaks of the “predators”.  There are predator spirits that are using men in the church, and before we can deal with this in the church at large we must deal with it in ourselves. “Speak the Truth in Our Hearts.”

Matthew 12:34-35, “O generation of vipers, how can ye being evil speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things; And an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.”

Sometimes we wonder why the gift of the Spirit does not work as it ought to. The wrong use of the tongue can be a hindrance to the gift of the Spirit, especially when it is a gift which uses the tongue – prophecy, interpretation of tongues, tongues, teaching, preaching, etc. The following scripture bears this point out:

James 3:11-12, “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.”

I have seen good beautiful ministry gifts corrupted by evil thoughts and evil speaking. In my many years of ministry I have seen many ministries destroyed by listening to the wrong people and talking when they should have been praying. The worst thing that could be done to a preacher is to tell him or her the business of the congregation he visits. In one memorable instance I saw a messenger sent of God to a congregation with a true message: “There is a house dog in this congregation,” said he, “that will bring havoc among you.” After the meeting, the very person who should have been corrected by the prophecy, took the prophet aside and showed him someone else as the “house dog”.

Like the story of the young prophet and the old prophet; the young prophet was completely deceived. This is the reason why a prophet is not just one who prophesies; a teacher is not just one who teaches; a preacher is not just one who preaches; BUT the prophet is one who attained a certain degree of excellence in God and has been called, trained, tried, commissioned and sent of God; so also in a lesser degree is the teacher and every other God anointed ministry. Men want to go before they are sent. What is the REWARD? Nothing but hay, wood, and stubble. Men are trading eternal things for trash. What does it profit a man if he should gain all the gold in the world and be a loser with God?

James 3:5-6, “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: So is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.”

Colossians 3:5, “Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth…”

Romans 8:13, “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, August 1983)

Thought for today: When a man is saved, his tongue should also be saved, for that matter every member of his body should be saved.

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Scripture reading: Psalm 15:3

Early in my Christian walk I discovered that God hated backbiting very, very much. His expressions to me concerning this and His rebuke of me when I enter into it was so severe that I had to begin to seek into it and what it really did. In my search I discovered an amazing and almost unbelievable situation:

In the human realm demons have little or no authority. Their only authority comes from human beings. They have no life or energy unless they receive it from the source of all energy which is God. They cannot face God, because His light and His glory is too much for them; they cannot return to heaven, therefore, they must receive their sustenance by tempting humans to submit to them, then feeding upon the energy and using the authority of man. The more authority one has the more they will get if you submit to them; the more energy one has, the more they will get if you submit to them.

Whenever one submits to a demon or devil through lust or evil desires, then that person can be used of that devil to do his devilish work. Thus whether the person be a believer or not, he or she temporarily joins the hosts of hell and becomes a pawn in their hands to do their work. Before I proceed, let me give you scriptures to prove that Christians do work in the church as demons:

I Timothy 3:11, “Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers” (Gr. diabolous = Devil – used for Satan himself) “sober, faithful in all things.”

2 Timothy 3:3, “Without natural affection, implacable, slanderers …” (Gr. diaboloi = Devil)

Titus 2:3, “The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers,” (Gr. diabolous) “not given to much wine, teachers of good things.”

This evil is widespread in the church. I find brethren involved so much in backbiting that they do not know that they are backbiting. They will approach you and say, “Let us pray for brother so and so,” and before you know you are listening to all his business.

I find some brethren so inquisitive about other people’s business that they go to lengths to find out all they can about one another.

Knowing about the affairs of another involves you legally from God’s point of view. God does not tell people about other people’s faults unless He knows that that person will lay down his life for the other. Any word which comes in the spirit and it puts down another is not of God.

There are slandering spirits working in our midst. We can drive them away by obeying the word of God. If there is anything told you about a brother or sister, then you have to try to help that person and never cover up for the person who tells you. “Now I am going to tell you something, but don’t tell anyone.” Your answer to that is, “Please do not tell me.” If you listen, then you become a bond slave of the spirits that tell.

I know ministries which go from place to place with the intention of carrying good news, but their intentions are continuously frustrated by demons which cause them to make trouble everywhere they go. They talk about the brethren and destroy and devour one another.

Devils of lust must find devils of lust in people upon which they feed. “Diabolous” must find “diabolous” in you to be able to feed on you. When a slander or talker or just a good brother or sister being used of the devil is finished with you, you lose your peace and torment takes place of the comforting Spirit of the Holy Ghost. It leaves you weaker and open to attack from other spirits.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, August 1983)

Thought for today: Do not give in to the spirit of slander but drive them away by obeying the word of God.