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REV.CHAP.4.PT.2.24.ELDERS_ JEFF.IN ROJC 585-643 SUNDAY_ 61-0101, 274 Let Christ come to the senses; say "Well, I ought to. I don't want to go to hell; that's one thing. I'll join church." All right, Lutherans.
"Well, I will tell you what; I believe I ought to live a different life, what I can," sanctification at the altar. All right, Methodist.
All right, then whosoever will, let him pass the riven veil. Oh, glory be to God. I'm on the other side. Hallelujah to His Name. Oh, my. Whosoever will, let him tear down the curtains of his own will and let God come into his heart. There's Christ on His judgment seat in the human heart. What is to happen?
REV.CHAP.4.PT.3.THRONE.MERCY_ JEFF.IN ROJC 645-716 SUNDAY_ 61-0108, 228 Now, to this gate there's only one, one gate, that's called ."self will" You're the boss of what goes in there. And what does it do? What is this? The body must be washed, the laver; sanctified, at here; filled with the Holy Spirit here, and this becomes God's judgment seat again, where God sets in your heart, if you do something wrong, say, "Oh, my, I did wrong."
Some people say, "It don't condemn me to--to wear short hair," the women. "It don't condemn me to wear manicure or makeup," or whatever it is. "It don't condemn me to go to dances. It don't condemn me to tell a little white lie. It don't condemn me to play bridge at my bridge party." You know why? You ain't got nothing to condemn. "That don't hurt my conscience." You got no more conscience than a snake has hips. So you just... You ain't got no conscience; there ain't nothing there will hurt you. You're of the world.
But I challenge you to let Jesus Christ come in here and try to do it one time. Brother, you'll be so condemned you'll back off and shake your head from that thing just as certain as I'm standing here, 'cause He's holy. Listen, I'm quoting the Scripture, "If you love them things (That's the world.), things of the world, it's because the love of God's not even in you."
REV.CHAP.4.PT.3.THRONE.MERCY_ JEFF.IN ROJC 645-716 SUNDAY_ 61-0108, 231 "How is self-will? Why will you call that self-will, Brother Branham?" Because it puts a man and woman back again just like Adam and Eve at the garden of Eden, On what? The two trees? Self-will, this one is death. This one is Life, self-will. Immoral... Free moral agency... God placed the first man, Adam and Eve, right here on free moral agency. He places you the same place. And the only way that you can get this thing fixed in here is your own self-will. Hallelujah. Your self-will. You have to will to do God's will. You have to get rid of your own will to let God's will come in, for this is the only channel that leads to the heart.
REV.CHAP.4.PT.3.THRONE.MERCY_ JEFF.IN ROJC 645-716 SUNDAY_ 61-0108, 232 Oh, you can join church, you Baptists and Presbyterians. And you Methodists and Pilgrim Holiness can come to sanctification. But you have to will to do God's will, self-will, to let the Holy Spirit come in here to bring forth: "These signs shall follow them that believe; In My Name they shall cast out devils. They shall speak with new tongues. They shall lay their hands on the sick, or take up deadly things, and so forth. These signs shall follow them that--that has let their will become My will, and the works that I do shall they do also." I hope you don't miss it. There's a will to do God's will. You see what I mean?
REV.CHAP.4.PT.3.THRONE.MERCY_ JEFF.IN ROJC 645-716 SUNDAY_ 61-0108, 308 Now, "the mercy seat..." Now, the mercy seat's in the heart, seat where the shining forth of His--His Glory in all of His children, the Shekinah Glory in the human heart. Here's the human heart. Is that right? Is that the mercy seat? How do you come through it into that, through these different systems? Through self-will, self-will, comes into here, and through there comes out what? Shekinah Glory. What--what is the Shekinah Glory? It's God's Presence. And when a man's walking, or a woman, he's reflecting the Shekinah Glory. He don't go into gambling dens, and--and carry on, and go out here and deny the Word. No matter what the people says, he's got his heart set on one thing: God. And if he's truly called of God, then Jesus Christ reflects Himself through him with the Shekinah Glory, doing the same things He did back there, manifesting the same Gospel, preaching the same Word, same Word being made manifest in the same measure it was then; just like it was truly at Pentecost it's measured back again. Oh, my.
MESSIAH.THE_ SHREVEPORT.LA TUESDAY_ 61-0117, -18 Now, for instances when a man gets saved, he's just about like... The Light that comes into him is about like this little white button on my shirt. That's when God comes into the inner part of a man. In the inner part of a man or... A man is made up in the system of a tabernacle: in the outer courts, then holy place, and the holiest of holies; the Shekinah glory on the inside, the veil.
Now, on the outside gates of a man is his five senses that enters to his body. On the inside, which is his soul, or the... The--the soul is the nature of the spirit that's on the inside of his heart; produces his soul, which makes the atmosphere around him. He has also five entrances.
Then on the inside he has only one gate, one entrance to go into the Shekinah glory, where God can enter into him and take over in the control tower. And that way is through self-will. Whether you will to or not, that's up to you. But that's the only avenue that's open to the man that God can come into his heart, is by self-will. Puts him right back like Adam and Eve on free moral agency again. You can choose right or wrong, either one you want to.
MESSIAH.THE_ SHREVEPORT.LA TUESDAY_ 61-0117
E-19 Now, self-will... Then God comes into the man, into the heart, which is the spirit. Then the spirit makes the soul, and then the soul dwells in the body. Now, when a man is converted, say, just like that little white button starts in his heart. Now, that part is God. God... When he's born again with the Spirit of God, God's Spirit dwells in him.
Now, as... He can let that Spirit grow and take out all the roots of bitterness, and press God's way through him again; he can become back in the same condition that he was when he was in the garden of Eden. Jesus said in Mark 11:24: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you say to this mountain, 'Be moved,' and don't doubt in your heart, but believe that what you have said will come to pass, you can have what you said." That puts him right back supreme again. It puts him right back in the condition.
EXPECTATIONS_ RICHMOND.VA WEDNESDAY_ 61-0308
E-43 Now, notice. There's five senses that we enter the human body, five senses. The soul has five outlets too, which is a conscience, and so forth, and imagination. But there's only one entrance to the spirit (that's soul, body, and spirit), to the spirit, and that's down the avenue of self-will; which puts every man and every woman on the same basis it was in the garden of Eden.
You want to do... you got a... You're a free moral agent to act any way you wish to. And none of these other senses has anything to do with it, neither soul nor body, but it's through the spirit on self-will. God told Adam, "The day you eat thereof, that day you die." Now, he could eat and live or he--he could--he could eat and die, or stay away from it and live.
Now, that's the same way we are tonight. We can take His Word and be healed, or we can leave it, and walk away from it, and not be healed. We can have Eternal Life by believing on Him or we can walk away and not have Eternal Life. It's up to you: self-will.
ENSIGN.AN_ PHOENIX.AZ FRIDAY_ 62-0119, E-27 Now, a man is made up as a triune being: soul, body, spirit. Now, the outside is the body. There's five gates to that body, and that's the five senses, of course: see, taste, feel, smell, and hear. The inside, like the seed that's planted... The inside of that is the pulp-like of the seed, which is the soul. There's five gates to that you enter into: conscience, and memory, and so forth.
But then inside of that little compartment is the third compartment, which is the spirit. And that's what controls the rest of it. There's only one avenue through that, and that's self will. You can accept or turn away and that's the only avenue to that. If you accept the will of God through that spirit, God's Spirit takes His place in your heart and controls the rest of you. And if you do not accept that, then the enemy takes that spot and controls the rest of you. So it lays in that.
And man, being made up in that fashion, then it gives him the--the something inside of him that makes him want to achieve something by himself. He's trying to do something to save himself. He wants to get out of it, but he wants to do it himself. He wants to make his own way about it.
PERSEVERANCE_ JEFF.IN V-10 N-3 SUNDAY_ 62-0218
23 Now, this morning we want to talk on faith. Now, my subject this morning is: "Perseverance." "Perseverance" means "to--to be persistent, to make a goal." Now, "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
We have our body, and our being here is like a seed. And a seed on the outside has a shell; inside the shell has a crust, or a pulp, pardon me; and inside the pulp has a germ. That's the way we are: body, soul, spirit. Now, to the body there's five senses: see, taste, feel, smell, and hear. To the soul there's conscience, and so forth: five avenues to it.
The inside is one, one avenue. And that avenue is the same place that God set every man from Adam and Eve: self-will. You will to live or you will to die, either one you want to. It's, you're based on free moral agency, and whatever spirit that you let dominate you will bring forth the fruits, your life will be dominated by the inside. And faith...
So many people rely upon these five senses on the outside. They're fine, nothing against them, if they agree with this sixth sense. This soul... This spirit only can be of two kinds, one of them is the Spirit of God, the other is the spirit of the devil. You can't serve two masters at the same time. You're wholly given to one or wholly given to the other. And if you got the Spirit of God in you, you've got faith, and you'll believe every Word that God wrote. And if you haven't, you might be...
PATH.OF.LIFE_ S.GATE.CA THURSDAY_ 62-0621B
E-27 Most gracious God, in the Name of Jesus Christ we come to Thee with humble, contrite spirits, broken up, Lord, knowing that we're ready for the molding, as the prophet went down to the potter's house to be molded. And Father, we desire this morning in our hearts, that You will break us so that we'll be molded into different characters, characters that will represent Jesus Christ. Take my foolish heart, Lord. Take my stammering words and break them to pieces, Lord. Break my own self will out and make a new person in Christ. Grant it, Lord. That's the desire of our hearts. That's why we're here.
And, Lord, while we're speaking, You over this altar, where this little Jewish brother who believes in You, Brother Michaelson, I--I pray for him, Father. I pray that You'll bless him. And we're thankful for the opportunity to be here in this Christian synagogue.