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QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD WEDNESDAY 59-1223
Jesus said, “Take your leave. But come out of him.” Amen. Oh, my. Little bitty Guy like that speaking to that big legion of devils. “Come out of him. You have your leave.” And they got into those hogs, and they had fits, run them hogs into fits. And down the way they went to the river and drowned in the river, choked themselves in the river. Isn’t that right?
Now, when they did… Of course the devils went out of them, ’cause it killed the hogs. It just run them into a fit. They had a fit just like anyone. Did you ever see a person have a temper fit? Well, that’s just–that’s just what it is. That’s just them devils. That’s what happened to them. You ever see one of them having a temper fit, you say, “Oh, uh-huh, I know what happened in Gadara now.” See? That’s just exactly. Just a few more come in there, run him completely insane; ’cause the medical doctor will tell you that temper is the first stage of insanity. That’s what Mayo says, the first stage of insanity.
A good friend of mine read this quote to me yesterday.
We are made partakers of His holiness. We, in His image, we are living images of a living God. Then dead to self, raised with Him (Now, listen, listen to this.), His Word made flesh again in us. (O Brother Neville…) Look. What is it? Not the mythical, imaginary god setting out there, but the living God… What is the living God? The Word in you making Itself real. Whew. Glory to God. Oh, I know you think I’m a holy-roller. Maybe I am. But, oh, brother, do you see it? Triumph over every denomination, triumph over all paganism, a living God made manifest in a living temple. And the Word of God, which is God, is made flesh in you. Why? You’re seated in heavenly places, triumphed over all things in Christ Jesus. Amen. (William Branham, Christianity vs. Idolatry)
The Word in you making Itself real.
Are you a part of that?
Think about it:
- Does the Word make itself real in you?
- Does it produce more than your idea of correct doctrine?
- Does it bring your body in subjection to the Word of God?
- Does it produce the fruits and life of a Christian?
- Does it bring you into Holiness, and away from the things of the world?
Are you growing in Holiness, Grace, Humility, and Power? Or do you sit starchly and smugly in the “knowledge” that you have correct doctrine and are therefore Bride?
Don’t get me wrong, I believe our correct doctrine helps us to “Triumph over every denomination, triumph over all paganism” but is that all it means for the Word to be made real?
Look a few sentences before that statement. “Then dead to self”. There it is! You need that too! Being dead to self brings you into holiness and purity. Being dead to self brings you into complete humility. It’s all about Him!!
Please consider this thought in your next prayer time.
Here’s some quotes I particularly enjoyed in the last few services we’ve had.
BEHOLD.A.GREATER.THAN.SOLOMON.IS.HERE_ COLUMBIA.SC TUESDAY_ 62-0612 E-68 Now, that’s contrary to God. See? God is not a idol; God is a Spirit, and we prostrate ourselves before that. And the Spirit don’t come into some idol, as some so-called Christians would have us to believe, but the Spirit comes into you. And you are God’s house, living…?… walking around, manifesting the living God. For God dwells not in temples made with hands, “but a body hast thou prepared Me.”You are God’s letter, a written epistle. God is in you, manifesting Himself through. If you could prostrate yourself before God, and say, “God, I’m a sinner. Come into me,” and then the Holy Spirit comes in, and then you’re a living idol of God, living representative of God, walking around with God speaking through your lips to others.
BE.NOT.AFRAID_ SOUTH.GATE.CA WEDNESDAY_ 62-0620 E-85 But this is my ministry that He give me a gift. And that gift is to shake the church to bring it to a recognition of the coming of Christ, the return of the Spirit of God in the church. It’s on you, the same Spirit. It might not be the same gift, but the same Spirit. There’s different manifestations, but the same Spirit all the time. The same Holy Ghost you got is the same Holy Ghost I got, the same Holy Ghost we all got. It’s all the children of God.
Off I go now. Manifesting Him. Walking around with Him speaking through MY lips to others.
REVELATION.BOOK.OF.SYMBOLS_ JEFF.IN V-13 N-6 SUNDAY_ 56-0617
47 How Mr. Lily, pastor Lily, he’s a wonderful school–a wonderful Bible teacher, Mr. Lily is; he gets down into the dark, the dark place; he pushed hisself up through the darkness of the earth. So what to do, to glorify himself? To glorify everything that comes in contact with him. And he has to toil day and night to keep his radiance of beauty, to keep the perfume a-flowing. He’s pulled day and night from the earth to give out.
That’s what a real Christian does. You pray and humble yourself, and keep before God day and night in order you might give yourself to somebody else. Not what you keep, it’s what you give that counts. You must give yourself out to others. That’s the way Jesus did. He gave Hisself to others.
How much are you giving? Have you merely received the Word for our day? Or are you giving it as well?
Keep before God, that you might give yourself to somebody else. What a task!!
Let’s take this mountian.
A brother showed me this quote last night after church, and it really stuck with me. So many people in the Message have the EXACT mentality that Brother Branham is speaking about here. If they really believe EVERY Word what do they do with quotes like this?
We get so puffed up sometimes with the quotes that rub ‘our doctrine’ the right way, but some of these that really nail us to the wall we somehow skim over, at the same time saying we believe EVERY Word. Someone saying differently would be fighting words to us.
But can we apply what is being said, or are we just ‘amening’ with our lips?
“This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” -MATTHEW 15:8
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did:
THIRSTING FOR LIFE PHOENIX, AZ 60-0304
And this little deer will get out to itself, away from the herd. That’s the one the wolf works on. And to you, old man or woman, when you separate yourself from believers… People say, “I can stay at home, be just as good a Christian as I can at church.” You can’t.
The Bible said, “Not forsake our assemble ourselves together, and that much more as we see the time coming.”
If you’re a Christian, you long to go where other Christians are, and fellowship with other Christians. So you cannot stay away from church and live the same life. You–you can’t do it, because it’s like, “I–I–I–I’m hungry, but I’ll never go to a table. I just… I’ll never eat. I just–I ain’t going to do it.” See? You’ve got to go and feed on the Word of God, and fellowship one with another.
We need one amother–another more now than we ever did need each other, is now. When you get yourself singled out from the rest of them making yourself just a little different, you don’t want to associate with them because they believe this, and don’t want to associate with that, you’re getting on dangerous ground, right then, keeping away from church. Find the one of your choice, and remain there, and be a Christian brother to all of them. That’s the way to be a real Christian. Then we’ve got fellowship, protection; people love you and pray for you.
Now lets apply it,
THE SPOKEN WORD IS THE ORIGINAL SEED JEFF, IN 62-0318
Someone come the other day, said somebody had said something bad about me and–and accused me of something that was wrong. And I said, “Oh forget it.”
Said, “How can you take it like that? That involves your family. That…”
I said, “Oh, my.” I said, “That was predestinated before the foundation of the world to give me a trial. I said, “Why, my, my, my. Sure, so that’s all right.”
Said, “How do you do it?”
I said, “If I looked right down this way, I’d be falling all the time.”
I KNOW JEFF, IN 60-0417S
We ask for comfort and peace; God gives us the best He could give us: trials and tribulations. That’s better than comfort and peace. Our comforts is just beyond the river.
It wasn’t until the Hebrew children was forced into the fiery furnace, on one of their most outstanding trials, that they seen One like the Son of God stand among them. Their troubles produced the Son of God standing among them in the breezes to wave away the heat wave. But not until they went into the fire did that Comforter appear.
I KNOW JEFF, IN 60-0417S
And why does God let troubles come? God harnesses trouble, puts bits in its mouth, and makes it obey Him, and those troubles bring us into a closer fellowship with God.
I KNOW JEFF, IN 60-0417S
Every Christian believer has to be pushed into those trials. Every Christian believer has to be put on the ash heap, so that he can come forth with an experience, “I know my Redeemer liveth.”
ENTICING SPIRITS JEFF, IN 55-0724
Shame on you, who profess to be a Christian and rely on such things for joy when the Holy Ghost Gospel is nothing but one great big powerhouse of joy. The Holy Ghost Gospel is a perfect intoxication for every man what’s got the blues. You’ll take a drink of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, be filled with the Holy Ghost you’re drunk until you leave this world. Amen. Joy unspeakable and full of glory… There’s a constant stimulation. It’s a constant intoxication: drunk day and night. Amen. That’s the Word of God.
SATAN’S EDEN JEFF, IN 65-0829
Now, on this last verse, let’s sing it with bowed hearts now: Take the Name of Jesus with you as a shield from every snare. And when temptations around you gather, these things of Satan’s kingdom (See, see?) just breathe that Holy Name in prayer, that’s all; then walk away. It works. I’ve tried it. Just believe it, now, ’cause it will work, just breathe His Holy Name in prayer.
REMEMBERING THE LORD JEFF, IN 62-1209
Remember Jesus. When the barrel gets empty at the house, and there’s no more flour, remember Jesus. When the doctor says there’s no more chance, remember Jesus. When the devil is tempting you; as we sing our dismissing song, “When temptations around us gather, breathe that holy Name in prayer.”
I noticed the quote below from the message influence as we listened to it the other day.
INFLUENCE_ CHICAGO.IL V-21 N-6 SATURDAY_ 63-0803E
Oh, if we could only realize that, that the Holy Ghost is upon us, creating in us a faith, trying to present Hisself in so many different ways and gifts to create a faith for a raptured Church. It should put us into action. But wonder if we’re just doing it the way he wanted it to be, with reverence and humility?
The Pillar of Fire in this last days ought to put the whole church into action, It being vindicated, signs of His coming at hand.
I thought it was really interesting that he said it was the Holy Ghost presenting Hisself in different ways and gifts TO create a faith for a raptured church. This reminded me of this next quote…
ABSOLUTE_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-18 SUNDAY_ 62-1230M
35-3 Oh, and I remember when He swept down there in that big Light, standing yonder at the bottom of the river, 1933, in June, when He said, “As–as John the Baptist was sent forth and forerun the first coming of Christ, I send you with a Message to the world to forerun the second coming of Christ.” And around the world she’s went, when revival fires had been built for fifteen years on nearly every mountain…?… Divine healing across the nations, and the power, and restoration… And now, I believe she’s ready to strike that final climax yonder to bring forth a faith that’ll rapture the Church into glory (It’s the truth.), and She’s laying in the Messages. We’re really at the end time. We’ve talked about it and everything, but the thing has moved upon us now. Hear them. Yes, sir. Here’s one. That’s right.
Many take this quote and say “rapturing faith is laying in the Messages” while that certainly sounds good…it may not be actually what he was saying. Compared with the above quote in the message “Influence”, I think it creates a different picture.
Just my thoughts. I close some emails to some good buddies of mine with a caveat as we discuss doctrinal stuff. I’ll include the same here.
Disclaimer! The above quotes, scriptures, and thoughts are in no way intended to create or start any doctrine or idea, but are merely ponderings and possibilities of the meaning of said Scriptures and quotes we are given to await revelation by the Holy Spirit to quicken them and make them alive and real to us.