Archive for May 2008

"I’d rather be standing on the Word of God than standing in heaven"

Things That Wasn’t So From The Beginning 61-0120
  To make this point, the old darkie, here somewhere in the South, one time made a statement, said he’d “rather be standing on the Word of God than stand in the heavens”. They asked him why. He said, “Cause both heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s Word shall not.” That’s right. We got to stay on the Word.

Faith Cometh By Hearing 54-0320
  He said, “I’d rather be standing on the Word of God than standing in heaven,” (that’s what it was), “than standing in heaven.” He said, “For heavens and the earth both will pass away, but the Word of God shall not pass away.” So that’s right. When God said so, that settles it.
  I heard Brother Branham make this statement the other day, and I thought it was astounding. I don’t think our human minds can ever fully realize how privileged we are to have the Perfect Word. 
  If we can only stay behind that Word and get ourselves out of the way so it can be manifested in our own lives, then the Church Age Book (page 16) promises; “With true revelation in our lives, the gates of hell cannot prevail against us, but we will  prevail over them”!
Questions & Answers 2 64-0823e
  And we do have today, by God’s help, the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication.
The Identified Masterpiece Of God 64-1205
  That’s-that’s the Christian’s hope. It’s his-his shield. It’s his armor. It’s his rock today, is, stay behind the Word; every believer.
  Now you must never get from behind That. When you do, you, you’re opening the door to the enemy, when they say, “Oh well, you can do a little of this, and a little of that”. God wants you to separate yourself from everything that’s called sin. Completely set aside from Him, and for He only.

Putting On The Whole Armor Of God 62-0607
  That’s where we make our mistake. We make our mistake when we get from behind the Word. So I believe all Bible believers think it that way. We get from behind the Word, then we’re in trouble. But as long as you keep the Word ahead of us… Don’t get ahead of the Word; let the Word get ahead of you. See? You just let It go first, and you just live right behind It. It plows the ditch, and you just walk in it. See?

Beating A ‘Dead’ Religion

I’ve been reading a little book called “Sunshine & Smiles” by Bud Robinson. (Brother Branham speaks of Bud “Buddy” Robinson many times, and you can find the book ‘Sunshine & Smiles’ in the ‘Books By Other People’ section of The Table software).

One of the statements he makes in the book that I found very timely is this; “If the church is dead, and I keep on fighting it; I prove to the world that I still have faith in it being resurrected, or I prove to the mind of every thinking man that I am diseased just above the ears”.

In a nutshell; If you believe something is dead then why are you still fighting against it? Either you believe it will be resurrected, or there is something mentally wrong with you.

I’ve heard many people say certain ministries are dead, or that ‘certain geographical locations’ are dead, or even that the tapes are dead (or ‘stale manna’).

First let me say this; What could be more alive than the Word made manifest for our day?

Secondly; If you’re so sure something is dead why are you still fighting it so hard? Wouldn’t that mean you are (as the street expression goes) “beating a dead horse”? Either you believe it is alive, or that it will live again, or there is something mentally wrong with you.

I believe God still uses men (He has no hands but our hands, no lips but our lips), so please don’t misunderstand what I’m trying to say. But if you are looking for The Living Word; I haven’t found anything more real or alive than the revealed Word for our day (as promised by Malachi 4, Luke 17:11&30, Revelation 17:30, etc).

I thank God that He has revealed the mysteries that were hid down through the ages, and has restored what the other ages left off (Joel 1:4, Joel 2:25). I can never thank Him enough for letting me be a tiny part of the body of believers who have been privileged enough (by the Grace of God) to Catch the Vision; that God sent a vindicated prophet to lead us back to the true Revelation of Jesus Christ.

We love to read the writings of Paul, and the written Words of our Lord Jesus. How wonderful would it be if we could hear their audible voices speaking those Words, and understand the language they were spoken in?

But do you realize how much more blessed we are to be able to have access to every available recorded message of the Messenger (the Voice of God) for our day?
Moses was God (in a portion) made manifest. He was the Word expressed for that hour…” ~ Rev. William Marrion Branham (64-0629)

Now you can take that too far and put the creation above the creator, but he said ‘in a portion’.

God took a part of His Spirit and put It upon seventy elders, and they prophesied. It never weakened Moses a bit. He… But Moses was still the last answer ’cause he had Thus Saith The Lord”. ~ Rev. William Marrion Branham (62-0603)

If part of it is inspired, and the rest isn’t; what kind of Bible or Message do we have? As I’ve stated many times; If this is a ‘hit and miss’ message we might as well go back to some of the denominations we came out of (because they were great at hit and miss).

O fools, and slow of heart to believe ALL that the prophets have spoken.” ~ The Lord Jesus Christ (St. Luke 24:25)

”… One of the men went down and said, ‘Now Brother Branham, when he’s under the anointing is a servant of the Lord, but his theology is no good.’ Said, ‘He’s a prophet when the anointing is upon him.’ But said, ‘When the anointing is off of him,’ said, ‘Oh, his theology is no good’.
A man that would make a statement like that don’t even know what the word prophet means. A ‘prophet’ means ‘a Divine revelator of The Word’. See? And these signs are a vindication that that’s what is the truth.” ~ Rev. William Marrion Branham (61-0209)

Now they didn’t have tape recorders, today, like we got here. But they had Scribes who was setting there, taking It down just as Paul was preaching It. And that’s what It is right here. We’re getting It by tape recorders, and these tapes go over the world, see, to show that It is the Truth. Our religion is not in vain, It’s absolutely the resurrected Jesus Christ, same thing. Now we mustn’t neglect It.” ~ Rev. William Marrion Branham (57-0901M)

Let me say as Job of old;
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.” ~ Job (23:11)

-Brother Nathan Bryant