Archbishop, Professor David Irefin is renown Economist with almost 40 years experience in teaching at the level of university. In 2017 he was ordained an Archbishop in the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star by Leader Olumba Olumba Obu.
In this interview with OYIBO SALIHU in Lokoja, Kogi State, the academia said Olumba Olumba Obu has given him the mandate to go all over the world to tell people and preach about the love of God without removing or adding to His teachings but rather tell the world what he have seen and observed.
What is Brotherhood of Cross and Star and how old is the faith in Nigeria and the world at large?
Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is the new kingdom on earth. Brotherhood means love and oneness of all creations of God and our Lord Jesus Christ as the head.
The firmly establishment of the brotherhood of the cross and Star signifies the end of the era of prophets, messengers and angels. This era is that of the Holy Spirit where the Almighty God who created the heavens and the earth manifests in fulfilment of the Scriptures to put an end to all forms on evil such as; hatred, division, discrimination, injustice and inequality.
Brotherhood of the cross and star is the kingdom of God on earth, it is not a society or a religious movement or an association. According to Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is as old as creation, because Brotherhood was in existence even before man was created.
When God says let us create man in our own image, Brotherhood was in existence. So Brotherhood has been in existence for long. However, in this era or dispensation leader Olumba Olumba Obu manifested in December 1918 and He came with Brotherhood of Cross and Star. You can imagine the prayer that our Lord Jesus Christ taught His disciples, “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Thy kingdom come. So Christ has taught His followers that they should beg God so that His kingdom can come and this prayer was made for more than 2000 years before God granted their prayers in 1918. So if you are looking at history then the brotherhood of cross and star is more than 100 years old in this era.
What are those teachings you’re ordained to preach to the world?
Leader Olumba Olumba Obu has brought to mankind God’s teachings, you may also ask what of other religion is it not God teaching? That is not what I mean because if you go into the scriptures since the fall of Adam, the human family has never before now received direct teachings from God but rather angels and prophets.
The teachings in various religions encourage division, discrimination, injustice and hatred. For instance, is not uncommon to see people in different faiths claiming to be different from others or even superior. Some people will even claim that they belong to a certain tribe or race and begin to discriminate and hate other tribes or race.
There are laws which have been introduced by Man and angels that were not instituted by God in the beginning. Thus, all those who had come in the past never had any direct contact with God, none had the opportunity to inquire from God His ways and how to govern His creation in peace and oneness.
It is written in the book of Prophet Daniel chapter 2:44 that God would come by Himself not sending angels, prophets, or messengers. King Nebuchadnezzar had the dream of this manifestation of God to come and set His own kingdom on earth. According to King Nebuchadnezzar that God’s Kingdom will finally destroy other kingdoms and His kingdom shall stand forever. This dream is fulfilled in our time, thus, all forms of governments, religions, human institutions and associations must give way.
Leader Olumba Olumba Obu’s teachings and practices are contained in a book called the everlasting Gospel. The everlasting gospel of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu centers on love and is empowered by the Holy Spirit to transform the human family into oneness and unity with other creations of God.
The everlasting gospel is the only book since creation that reveals God and His ways. It teaches man on who God is and how to follow Him. The everlasting gospel is the only source of purity and righteousness such that all men and women would become the Christs of God and radiate love, peace, truth, humility, patience, mercy, oneness, tolerance etc. That is why it was revealed to prophets Isaiah and Malachi that the manifestation of the God Head, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu in the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star would end hatred, falsehood, discrimination, inequality and injustice so that Man will learn and manufacture weapons of mass destruction no more.So only Olumba Olumba Obu has come with that teaching .
No body know who God is, because anybody who knows God will not do any evils. You can not hate, you can not quarrel and you can not kill your fellow human being for any reason, but in as much as human beings are involved in these evils, they have not known who God is. Leader Olumba Olumba Obu emphasized that God is in everything He created and all must co-exist peacefully.
Therefore, there should be no difference between a white man and a Blackman, between a Christian and a Muslim, or between a man and a woman, all are the same. This is the unique teachings that Leader Olumba Olumba Obu has brought.
Since no body knows God in this world, that is why the practice of religions and political systems have become sources of Problems in the world today. You will agree with me that God cannot be source of confusion, fighting or quarrelling. Olumba maintains that in the beginning, it is live and let others live. So by the time the inhabitants of this world key into the teachings and practices of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu none shall learn war or manufacture weapons of mass destruction anymore. Man will not fight war again and the money, governments use to invest in defence will now be channel to agriculture and this marks the end of hunger and poverty on earth.
Therefore, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu teachings is fundamentally base on love and that is what governs all God has created. The true name of God is love and when you have love in your heart it means that you have God and till eternity what people will see in you is joy , happiness , peace , tolerance, forgiveness , mercy and you will not discriminate against any body. It is this teaching we are mandated to take to every nook and cranny of the world.
If all Muslims and Christians in Nigeria will embrace love, there will be an end to all herdsmen crisis, banditry, IPOB, Yoruba nation, Niger Delta militants, Book Haram and other vices.
In what way has Olumba Olumba Obu positively impacted the society since his manifestation?
Leader Olumba Olumba Obu started working even before He manifested. There was First World War that occurred in 1914 and how it ended no body care to ask. The truth is that the war ended because of the manifestation of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu. Since His manifestation in 1918, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu has been removing all the evil in the society starting with His immediate environment where He put an end to human sacrifice and intolerance.
If you have been to South-South, you will know that every community has different ethnic groups and fighting was there trade mark then, but since Leader Olumba Olumba Obu manifested He has settled all disputes which age long Christianity couldn’t solve.
On the Nigeria Civil war, in December 1969 people approach Him and complained that they were tired of the Civil war and He pronounced an end to the war. Two weeks later the civil war came to an end. Thus, it was not the United Nations, Organization of African Unity or any human institution that ended the senseless civil war that claimed many innocent lives.
Looking at the way and manner Nigeria got her independent in 1960 with ease, nobody asked how independence came so easily? I am telling the world now that the presence of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu paved way for our independence.
After the independence, moving forward was problematic, there were series of coups and canter coups but Leader Olumba Olumba Obu in His mercy pronounced that there shall be no more successful coups in Nigeria.
There are several other things He did that time will not permit me to mention especially the apartheid in South Africa where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for almost three decades. Every body fought and struggled to end the apartheid but did not end until 1988 when some people visited Him from South Africa and He pronounced an end to apartheid in South Africa and He instructed them not to get involve in violence and protest any longer but commit everything to God. He further told them that He had released His Son Nelson Mandela from prison and He will become the president.
In December 2014 I was physically there when He His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu said He was going to make Mallam Muhammadu Buhari the president of Nigeria since he says he would come and fight corruption. In fact, I was afraid because I knew that Buhari had failed in three presidential eletions and some of his core northern followers claimed he was not sellable.
In addition, when President Buhari was sick in 2016 many thought that the president would die, but His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu stood in the alter and pronounced that He was going to London to heal His Son president Buhari and that he would come back and be strong and given a second term.
In 1989, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu sent one senior Christ servant called Solomon Etteh to the then Soviet union to go preach but was disallowed. When he gave this report before His Holiness Olumba Oluma Obu, and he was asked “they don’t want to hear about God?” and he said yes. And Olumba said there shall be no more Soviet Union. He said the children of God in the Soviet Union must be allow to worship God and you can see that the gospel has gone to all those places.
Even in America in 1989 , Leader Olumba Olumba Obu said I will put one of my sons a black man in the white house as president of the United State of America and when Obama came he said this is the president and Obama won the election and also won his second term.
If Leader Olumba Olumba Obu has not manifested in Nigeria, the country by now could have been destroyed. His presence is the one sustaining Nigeria and the entire world. He has recently pronounced and said, He has the Blueprint for the transformation and development of Nigeria.
My advice to president Buhari, other politicians, religious and traditional leaders is that it is timely for them to sincerely go in humility to Calabar and see Him so that they can get that Blueprint which holds the path to the unity and oneness of this great country. Going further, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu says that “Nigeria should go back to the first national anthem and the country be restructured into twelve states or regions in line with the original plan of God.
In clear terms, tell us what Olumba Olumba means by representing Gods kingdom on earth?
If we go to the scriptures, God who created everything has a plan to establish His kingdom on earth. So when Adam fell, God has to go back to the drawing board to re-introduce the kingdom of God as the Garden of Eden which is the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. So king Nebuchadnezzar who was the most powerful king in his time on earth had a terrifying dream which no body could interpret to him until Daniel interpreted the dream, it was then Daniel gave the interpretation that at the close of age, the God of heaven will come and set up a kingdom on earth and the kingdom will grow gradually until it takes over the whole world and that the kingdom will not be taken over by other people rather, it will break other kingdoms into pieces and stands forever. That kingdom is “LOVE” which is the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star we are talking about.
And once this message of love gets to the churches, mosques, shrines and other human institutions and they embrace it, then there shall be no more fight, hate, discrimination, division, poverty, suffering and death. The manifestation of His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu signifies the end of the reign and ruler ship of man founded on evil and wickedness.