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14)          Ventilate your celibacy for the church business; gain admission into the theological seminary of Catholicism, bag the first degree and your priesthood in the Catholic Church is certain. And what I do know of the American bred Apostolic Faith is that, just as what obtains in other church organizations, in addition, you must have your own mundane job as you pastor a local assembly of their church. They do not pay enough to take care of pastors’ financial needs. Similar manifestations are found in the pastoral ascendance of Christ Apostolic Church, The Apostolic Church, Mountain of Fire Ministries, and White Garment Churches. Each organization will tell you, “These are the Divine rules and regulations of our church,” as pertaining to each one, different from others. Is the LORD God that of confusion? God forbid! The members of Celestial Church of Christ (founded by S.B. Oshoffa) must never attempt to wear shoes, sandals or slippers the second the white garment of church attendance is put on – unscriptural Divine rule. The Cherubim and Seraphim sect of White Garment Churches (founded by Moses Orimolade) must wear the white garment to church, are allowed to put on footwear but must never enter the church auditorium in those footwear!

                They are not without a backing Scripture. “And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground” (Exodus 3:5). Here, with Moses and there, as in the case of Joshua, God needed to get the attention of the approaching servant. In the obedience to His authority, it was clear that like Moses, Joshua readily accepted the leading of the LORD of host, God the Son, in His pre-incarnational appearance. Twice was this phenomenality. The first was to call Moses to the service of leading Israel to the Promised Land; the second, by the same Entity, was to embolden Joshua for the task of the eventual entrance into God’s promise. Nowhere in the exodus of the people of Israel, in the wilderness did Moses tell them to take off their shoes or sandals in the worship of Jehovah. Read the nineteenth chapter of Exodus, where God told Moses to get Israel ready to meet Him, there is no mention of any footwear. “Put off thy shoes from off thy feet,” was only to get the necessary attention. Period.

                When Jesus was about to begin His ministry He did not go outside the people of Israel. Why? Israel had received the call to be God’s children and ambassadors on earth by the Old Testamentary Covenant. Who did the Holy Spirit descend upon on the day of Pentecost? It was upon those who were in expectation of the miracle of enduement. Every Apostle was personally given the apostolic appointment by the Head of the Church, Christ Jesus. Every pastor of any local assembly must first receive the indubitable divine call to God’s service in His vineyard. What goes on these days? They either call themselves into God’s Church Business or have an unscriptural “Leading or Senior Pastor” get them called into the pastoral service. There is nothing like senior pastor, check The Acts of the Apostles; you will not find two pastors in any local assembly, no matter how large it is.

                As great the prophetic offices of Elijah and Elisha were, neither of them led the sacerdotal ordinance of any synagogue or of the Jerusalem Temple. Heads of Christ Apostolic Churches and almost all White Garment Churches are headed by prophets. Is a prophet not under the ecclesiastical headship of the pastor? Prove me wrong; show it to me from the couch of Scripture. I know what lots of untutored church going people will say, “Prophets are more powerful than pastors.” What they fail to understand is that the taught word is much more powerful than “thus saith the LORD” – which is a cautionary intimation. The pastors – who must be truly called – are the custodians of the WORD (which is the power of God). The Pastor is administrative head, the teacher and the holder of the local assembly’s sacerdotal office; others serve in the church under the pastor.

                The Church prophets, who, evidently, tend towards the “holier than thou” ecclesiastical empiricism, believe that they should be the teachers of pastors. Unbelievable, but it is true.

                What happens to be the fashion nowadays is the throng emergence of the so-called “Apostles”. Definitely, they do not understand that an Apostle originally had pastors under his tutelage, based on The Acts of the Apostles understanding of the nascent Church nurturing into her adulthood. The Apostolic office was created to nurse the nascency of the Church in the days of Peter, John, James, Andrew, Paul and the rest. Check the Apostolic writings, they contain not a smidgeon of Scriptural error. They heard and learnt directly from the source of the Divinity: and taught flawlessly. By the time of their exits the Pastors had come of theological age to steer the vehicle of each local assembly properly. Pastors, from the day of the exit of John the Divine, author of the Revelation, had taken the pastoral mantle of every local assembly, independent of any so-called G.O.s, G.S.s, Bishops, Archbishops, Primates or the Pope. The Roman Catholic Pope actually began these scriptural anomalies of scriptural small-mindedness. As theologians of dissenting views broke away from Catholicism, they failed to do a clean cut off from the umbilical cord of the Pope’s Catholicism.

                To be fit for the vineyard business of the Holy Spirit, you must be a born again child of God. Jesus breathed the Spirit into them who were about to do His work on earth. “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:” (John 20:22) which got its fulfillment in Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” You cannot work for God unless you speak in tongues. Acts 6:3 “Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.” It will surprise you that many church leaders are not “men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom.” To be full of the Holy Ghost is to have the ability to speak in other tongues otherwise called the glossolalia. Of course, many have perfected the mimicry of the glossolalia, just to deceive. Not all that effuses, “mamamama hehe lakaykay sakayna” are truly born again. Selah!

                Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.

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My name is H.O. Ojewale. I was born in 17th March, 1955, in the then Gold Coast, now Ghana, Greater Accra. My parents are Nigerians. I am married with three wonderful children.


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