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WHY BROTHERHOOD OF THE CROSS AND STAR HOLD THREE PENTECOSTAL MEETINGS IN A YEAR

Our Lord Jesus Christ had said; “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my Name, He shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” – John 14:26

The April Pentecostal is significant, in that it symbolises the period Our Lord Jesus Christ suffered untold hardship, torment and death, just for the atonement of the sins of mankind. It is a period to celebrate the three essences of His mission, torture, death and resurrection. In the same vein, the August Pentecostal Assembly connotes the period when Our Lord Jesus the Christ was baptised, and revealed to the entire world by John the Baptist. That is why the observance is so tremendously significant. It was then that He was exposed to the Jewish nation and the entire world, for acknowledgement and identification as the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of mankind. Hitherto, He had been in the world for good twenty-nine years, but they knew Him not, until He got baptised at the age of 30 years. That is why we usually rejoice greatly, in the commemoration of His revelation through water Baptism.
We observe the December Pentecostal in remembrance of His Divine Birth. If he had not been born of a woman, He would not have been revealed as the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.

If He had not been revealed, He would not have died to shed His precious blood for the remission of the sins of the humanity. Also, the December celebration is not for Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, but for commemoration of the divine birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is axiomatic therefore, that where there are those who investigate and ask questions, there must also be a person around to give answers to such questions. This can be likened to a lingering cough that would not leave its victim. The Zairians, the Liberians, the Americans, the Russians, the Europeans, the Germans and the rest of you, might have asked why the three Pentecostal Assembly Meetings are held. These are periods; Our Lord Jesus Christ must be glorified, as was written in the Bible. He must be glorified with activities featuring songs, dancing, testimonies and recitations, in sober reflections of the real essence of observance of these spectacular and historic events, in the life of Our Lord Saviour, Jesus Christ. While doing this, such worldly tendencies as beating of drums, burning of candles and incenses, and the pouring of perfumes should be avoided. His name can better be glorified and lauded without the use of all these things. I would like our first lesson be read once more. Inform your parents, friends, relations and everybody else, why these three Pentecostal Assemblies must be commemorated.

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