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To my audience, my name is Apostle Darlan Rukih. Peace greetings to you and welcome to this programme. Today I’d wish to talk about Christ, the son of the living God, as the one whom God anointed and gave the power to be the father of all who want to be His children in this present world.
This is just as it is written in Numbers 5:1-3 which says: “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead: Both male and female shall ye put out, without the camp shall ye put them; that they defile not their camps, in the midst whereof I dwell.” (KJV)
God sent Moses to go and warn the Israelites and give them the law they should live by in the camp. This is so because the Israelites had become His children through Jacob their grandfather. Today, we too, as the gentiles, have the laws of God that should guide us on how to live. However, we cannot live according to the laws that God has given us through his messengers if we have not first become children of God.
There is, at the same time, no way a person can become a child of God if they have not received the father whom God has sent to bear them for Him. As for the Isralites, they we given Jacob, but now in this current generation, God has given us Christ, His only begotten son. He is the one whom He has given the power to bear Him children amongst the gentiles.
We shall read again from Psalms 5:1-2 which says: “Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.” (KJV) A voice is heard in the Book of Psalms of someone making a cry to God, that God may listen to his words, and that He may help him too.
We know the authors of Psalms, that they were Jeremiah, Moses, Ashaph and David. But who was this prophecy in Psalms about? It wasn’t about the authors. The scripture was talking about Christ, the son of God who would come in human flesh, whom God would give the power to bear people for Him.
We shall read again from the Book of Jeremiah 5:1 which says, “Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.” (KJV)
The one Prophet Jeremiah was prophesing about, who would come from Jerusalem, who was righteous and faithful, through whom everyone in Jerusalem would be forgiven their sins, is the one whom God anointed and gave power to become the father of all; he is the Christ. So, God had opened the eyes of Jeremiah, His prophet, to see Christ, His only begotten son, who would later walk in flesh in Jerusalem.
Who is Christ?
Christ is the son of God, the begotten one, who was with God from the beginning of the earth.
Why does God want everyone to know Christ, His only begotten son, as the father he has given the power to bear people for Him?
It is only until then that we can get the power to start bearing the testimony of Christ in this present world. God wants people to bear witness/give out testimony of Christ Himself, and we cannot bear witness of Christ if we do not know him. This is why God has dedicated him, so that people may know him as the father of all who want to be His children.
After the Prophets had prophesied about Christ in the books of law, Psalms and prophecy, God did His great Grace by sending Christ His son to come from heaven to the world, and live in flesh amongst the Jews. He was called Jesus of Nazareth. He was also called Jesus the descendant of Jacob, and of David.
Those days, John was doing baptism amongst the Jews, urging them to repent and turn away from their sins because someone was coming after him, called the Christ, whose glory superseded his. Our Lord Jesus too went to River Jordan together with those who had agreed to be baptised that he may be baptized along with them.
When John dipped him into the water, the heavens opened and a voice was heard from the sky, of someone saying: “This is my beloved son whom my heart cherishes.” That voice was of God. Everyone who was being baptised heard it. At that time, God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power, making people know that whoever had come in flesh was not just human but Christ, His begotten son.
After the baptism at Jordan, God again gave Jesus the power to do good to those were tormented by Satan among the Jews. There are three things that God enabled Jesus of Nazareth to do. Jesus first started preaching about the Good News, which talked about the kingdom of heaven. God also gave him the power to start teaching people His words, till he was entitled Rabbii among the Jews. He also gave Jesus the power to start performing great miracles and signs.
Jesus performed numerous miracles, but I’ll highlight only three.
- At Capernaum, this Jesus healed a paralytic. He told the man to take his mat and go, for his sins had been forgiven him.
- Still at Capernaum, Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law who had ailed for long.
- There was also a known leprosic man who, upon seeing Jesus walking in Capernaum, ran and bowed before him, and cried, “Please heal me”. Jesus answered, “Yes, I accept that you be healed.” (And the man became well).
After performing all these great and good things, God spoke to Jesus of Nazareth, telling him that the hour had come for him to be submitted into the hands of sinners as a sacrifice for the world and to be the second Adam after the first Adam who had sinned.
Jesus took with him his disciples to Gethsemane to pray. It was at the Garden of Gethsamane that the Pharisees and the teachers of law came and arrested our Lord Jesus Christ and took him to Pontius Pilate Pretorium that he may be beaten and ashamed. They began disdaining Jesus at Pontius, then they whipped Jesus, then they beat Jesus, till morning, destroyong the flesh of our Lord.
In the morning, they gave Jesus a heavy cross to walk with towards Golgotha, at the place of the skull, to be crucified. Jesus was nailed on the cross and died.
When the Lord died, the first thing that happened was that God got hold of this world and shook it with His own hands. The earth was witnessed trembling and quaking. Rocks cracked and the linen that covered the most holy place of the temple tore into two. Fear siezed people, as they came to realise that whoever they had crucified was not just a mere human. Lastly, the world became dark as if the sun had long set.
All these made fear strike the Jews at Jersulem till they conceded that, indeed, he who had been prophesied by the prophets as the Messiah was the one who had come and revealed himself in human flesh.
After the death of our Lord Jesus on the cross, there were two old men, Nichodemus and Joseph of Arimethea, who went and requested for the flesh of Jesus to burry. There were some Jews who still denied (the death of Jesus), as they had doubt. One of the soldiers took a spear and pierced the ribs of Jesus. As a confirmation that Jesus had already died on the cross, water and think blood oozed from there (his pierced side). These ascertained that Jesus had died long before and not just at the time of his piercing. When they let the corpse free, Joseph of Arimethea and Nichodemus took it in haste for burial in an empty tomb.
Only these two managed to bury Jesus. After that, the Roman empire tightened security at the tomb so that no one could take away the body. Jesus lay in the tomb, the entrance sealed with a huge rock. He lay there on the first day, on the second and, on the third day, the Almighly God came and resurrected him from the land of the dead. Jesus was risen vividly and he started walking about, reaveling himself to his disciples. His resurrection was later announced by those who saw him.
After God had raised Jesus from the dead, He reasoned that it was good for Him to dedicate Christ and give him the power to be the father of all (his children) on this earth. If therefore someone wants to become a child of God, then they should not just pop up and claim that they are a child of God without knowing whom their father is. God had already seen that no one has power unless they find a father.
This is why, beloved, I conclude with this last message.You have seen, without doubt, that God dedicated Christ His only son to be the father of all. You have no power upon you to be a child of God unless through the father who is Christ. Where you were born, you have no one to call your father (spiritually) except the one who was given the power to be your father. He is the Christ. The one who has the power to bear people for God in this world is Christ. The one who has power to bear people for God in the places of worship is Christ. In your home, you have no power to be the father of God’s people; whoever has been given the power and mandate to bear people for God is Christ. So, accept Christ as your father to bear you for God.
This is from a radio programme hosted by Preceptor Priest Baran Qarim and translated by Synod Priest Galavan Lodec for online audience. Thanks for the entire team at Bride of the Lamb Ministries International.
Meet the preacher.
Darlan Rukih or Bride (as her congregants mostly refer to her) is an intersex apostle from Homabay County in Kenya. S/he (apostle is comfortable with either or both gender identities) is the senior pastor of Bride of the Lamb Ministries International. She is also a gospel artist and the head of a seven-group charitable society taking care of orphans, widows, the old, the rejected, the handicapped, the sick and the poor.
Apostle has managed to overcome the stigma surrounding her sexual orientation and become a resourceful person in the society. She preaches love and tolerance through Christ.
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