(Preached on Sunday morning, June 15, 2008 in Anyama near Abidjan - Ivory Coast)
1 Like to the other races of the earth, God has granted a grace to Africa. But before the preaching, I would like to start with the notes. It is about the preachings. I wish that at the evening services or at one of the evening services for those who have two or three of them, a preaching according to the choice of the preacher or the pastor may be read and commented as he reads it.
2 Well, somebody who listened to the preaching "We have seen his star!" said, "Brother Philippe, the scribes permitted all the same the magi to know that the King of the Jews was to be born in Bethlehem!" I said: "No, The magi did not need it! That was just good for Herod and the Jews. The scribes, in spite of this verse, could not know which one of all the children who were born over those two years was the Christ! And no verse could show the house but the star did it!" [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. The Bible says, "And they having heard the king went their way; and lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, went before them until it came and stood over the place where the little child was." You see? Only the star could do that! And any person, even illiterate, could leave the East up to find the Messiah without addressing anybody or using any book! If you are a Chosen one and if you live a good life, you will see that Salvation is the easiest thing ever! You see? The most important thing was to find the star! And following the star simply! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
3 What was the absolute of the Jews and President Herod, a great-grandson of Ahab? Verses 3 and 4 say this, "But Herod the king having heard of it, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and, assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ should be born." You see? His absolute, they are the chief priests and scribes. And the absolute of the chief priests were the same rough old scrolls!
4 Now, another person wrote to me saying that a certain Marcus Garvey would have said in a church of Kingston in Jamaica, "Look towards Africa, where a black king is to be crowned". He told me again, "When listening to you, dear prophet, I can see the thing that will be seen from all the corners of the earth coming! Something greater and holier than Hailey Silesia!" Brethren, all that is very good! But it is not question of seeing here an African prophet or a pride for Africa but of looking for one’s Salvation! And you Africans, if you do not take care, white people will go ahead of you in the Kingdom. I am not and I will never be Pan African! And the midnight Cry is not a manifesto against the organisations and systems of the earth but the revelation of Jesus Christ for the Salvation of whoever believes! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
5 Well, I want to read a passage in 1 Kings 10:13 first… I read that, "And King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides what he gave her of the bounty of King Solomon. And she turned and went to her own land, she and her servants."
6 Now, notice that the two types of virgins receive the preaching of the living prophet of their time, but only the prudent ones receive the preaching of the prophet’s life which is a mystery on the back of the Message. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. A prophet messenger can announce Christ, speak on behalf of Christ or manifest Christ. Joseph manifested Christ and the Bible says that Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before the Pharaoh and all the kingdom was given to him! And like the Lord Jesus Christ, Joseph was sold. And in the prison cell, he had on his left the chief of the bakers who got killed and on his right, the chief of the cup-bearers who got saved.
7 Know that when the lightning comes from the West with the Branhamist church and touches Africa, it cannot find but that one! And the men of all the races of the earth are saved with her. Like also, at the time of each prophet, the men of each race of the earth are saved with this prophet. And on this side, it is in this spiritual sense that the Lord calls her "the Queen of the South", that is to say the beginning of the Church of Africa having Christ’s imprints. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
8 It is not the work of the lightning but that is what the lightning needs to purify, make white and refine and present without any spot nor wrinkle at the rapture! Thus, Churches will rise and rise and rise again but spiritually it is always this same Church since from the time of the Apostles, manifesting herself in accordance with the races of the earth. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
9 It is the very first dispensation for Africa and she could not call but this type. There will be types and types until they appear to the end of the cock-crow, not like this one but like a pure virgin, without any spot nor wrinkle.
10 She will appear and reappear again and again under various forms and appearances up to the perfection, at that step of the cock-crow! [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. Israel in its first aspect, having gone forth from the Egyptian divination, could not inherit the Promised Land! Physically, a generation fell and another generation rose but spiritually, it was the same Israel through Daniel 12:8-10.
11 Remember that when Moses went away for forty days only, Israel went astray. To say that outside a living prophet messenger, the church can never be in the will of God with the priests who are the apostles, church prophets, evangelists and teachers. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. Thus, after the Lord Jesus Christ, Paul could come. And, in Paul’s lifetime already, we saw some difficulties in the church. And when Paul left the scene, the church went astray again. And God raised up several servants, one after the other. A servant of God rose somewhere on the face of the earth, and when he died the church returned in paganism. And God raised up another prophet. Thus, we knew names like John Wesley, Ulrich Zwingli, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Huss, John Wycliff… All those ones were messengers that God sent on the earth to make the church go out of paganism.
12 And today, look at all this paganism on the face of the earth, Satan himself is seated in Christianity. Satan made of Christianity his kingdom on the earth. His spirit acts in the Catholic, Protestant, evangelical and Branhamist churches and people call that holy spirit. Women in menses, with pads underneath them, are laying hands upon men, are preaching in churches… What is this? The kingdom of Satan is on earth. And Christianity is the kingdom of Satan. But like in all times, because of the elect, God will always send a living prophet on the earth. And this prophet will come forth from somewhere to fight against that kingdom of Satan. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
13 When Moses and the Jews came out of Egypt, it is the God of the Jews who was going to the conquest of the humanity. And the gods of Egypt came out also and went to the conquest of the humanity. Thus, wherever the God of the Jews will be preached, the gods of Egypt will also establish their altars. And when there was an Elijah in Israel, there were hundreds of prophets of Baal in Israel. And 2000 years ago, John, on the island of Patmos, had seen that Israel would be Sodom and Egypt. Sodom, because of homosexuality. John had seen, 2000 years ago, that the homosexuals would parade in the streets of Jerusalem. And that the gods of Egypt that are today the Catholics, Protestants, evangelicals and Branhamists would go on pilgrimage to Israel. Israel would become the touristic place of demons. John had seen that. And 2000 after, we see that being fulfilled before our eyes.
14 Catholics, Protestants, evangelicals and Branhamists, sons of demons going on pilgrimage to Israel. It is wonderful to see that! The prophecies are being fulfilled before our eyes! Demons, sons of the devil going on pilgrimage and homosexuals parading in Israel. Oh! It is wonderful to see things being fulfilled on the earth! And at the same time, the God of Elijah, the Spirit of Elijah also acts on the earth fighting against the prophets of Baal and Jezebel, fighting against the gods of Egypt, fighting against the demons of Egypt which are now established in churches.
15 God raised up a small prophet in the regions of Africa to speak on his behalf. "And *thou* Bethlehem, land of Juda, art in no wise the least among the governors of Juda; for out of thee shall go forth a leader who shall shepherd my people Israel.". [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. The prophecies are being fulfilled on the earth but the humanity does not see that. You see?
16 Man has his will which is not necessarily God’s will! But God, Him, watches over his Word to fulfill It! And the Word of God is being fulfilled today for the Salvation of the humanity. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
17 The whole world must rewrite the history of Salvation of the humanity, but this time with Africa. Not in the way which it wants to, not according to its taste but according to God’s will! To those who are out, the lightnings of condemnation but to those who are in, the progression through gusts of wind which are specific to the prophets’ time! And he that has ears to hear, let him hear!