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Was there one that didn't put up their hands, that really know the Presence of God, recognize It and say, "I know that I'm wrong"? When you realize you're wrong, you're recognizing the Presence of God.


You can't go along with just part of the Word, you have to take ALL the Word. There are people who seem involved in the things of God almost one hundred percent. They are like Judas. No one but Jesus knew exactly what kind of a person Judas was...

He was fooled! The other eleven were not. They could not be, for they were of the very elect.


Make no mistake about it, a person that is truly baptized by the Holy Ghost into the body of Christ receiving the fullness of the Spirit will be in the WORD ALL THE WAY. That is the evidence of being baptized with the Holy Ghost. Judas failed. Multitudes fail right there. And when they fail to go on in that Word, their names are taken off the Book of Life.


But what does this key signify? The answer lies in the POSITION of the key. It is NOT in His hand. It is not worn around His neck. It is not placed in the hands of other men, or the verse could not be saying that HE ALONE HAS THE USE OF THAT KEY--FOR HE ALONE OPENS AND SHUTS, AND NO MAN has that right but Jesus Himself. Isn't that right? But where is the key? IT IS ON HIS SHOULDER. But what does SHOULDER have to do with it? Read Isaiah 9:6, "And the government shall be upon His shoulder." But what does this mean? The answer is this. The phrase, "government upon His shoulder" comes from the wedding ceremony of the East. When the bride has been committed to the groom she takes off her veil and places it over the groom's shoulders, signifying that not only is she under his dominion--that she has transferred her rights to him--that he is the head--but also that he bears the responsibility and the care and that HE AND HE ALONE--NO ONE ELSE--NO OTHER MAN--NO OTHER POWER--HAS ANY RIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY. And that, beloved, is the KEY of David. God being Sovereign, He foreknew by Divine decree exactly who would be in His bride. He chose her. She did not choose Him. He called her. She did not come on her own. He died for her. He washed her in His own blood. He paid the price for her. She belongs to Him and to Him alone. She is wholly committed to Him and He accepts the obligation. He is her head, for Christ is the head of His church. As Sarah called Abraham, Lord, even so the bride is happy that He is her Lord. He speaks and she obeys for that is her delight.


                                                                DIVERSITIES OF GIFTS


Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.


And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.


And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.


But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.


For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;


To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;


To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another [divers] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:


But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.


 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ.


For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.


For the body is not one member, but many.



And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.


[Are] all apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all teachers? [are] all workers of miracles?


Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?


But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.



Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith;


Or ministry, [let us wait] on [our] ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;


Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, [let him do it] with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.


[Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.


[Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;


Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;


Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;


Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.


Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.


Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.


[Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.



Now, just one more.

 Neither let us commit fornications, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

Commit fornications, that's spiritual fornication. If we had time... The Sunday school is over. Spiritual fornication...


Revelation 12 says that they would do it. She was a whore, and they were prostitutes. They were harlots. The Catholic church, she, said was a whore in the Bible, w-h-o-r-e. I Corinthians 12 said so. And said, her daughters... Now, if... They cannot be men. He never said her sons, said her daughters. Churches are represented in the Bible as women. And her daughters were prostitutes (See?), the same thing. What kind it was, how prostitute? Committing spiritual fornication against God's Word, holding onto a denominational rag instead of standing earnestly for the faith that was once delivered to the saints, instead--instead of going back and taking the Word of God.


See, a mother of prostitutes... If they're prostitutes, how did they become prostitutes? By committing fornications against the Word of God. If the Word of God said, "Repent and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ," and every person in there was baptized in Jesus' Name, and then you take Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, that's prostitution. Is that right? And if the Bible baptizing is by immersing ("baptizo," from the Greek word), then how do you get sprinkling and pouring? Where does that come in at? If you substitute shaking hands, or taking a wafer on your lip and swallowing it, or something another like that for the Holy Ghost. And the Holy Ghost came from heaven like a rushing mighty wind and filled the people, and made them speak in tongues, and shout, and act like a drunk person; and you substitute shaking hands, or put your letter in a church, or something like that; how are you ever going to get out of the way of committing spiritual fornication?


Notice what happened. Israel had the true blood stream. Remember how Balaam tried to marry in like that, and he had to oust off them women and all. Teaching of Balaam, doctrine of Balaam...

Notice, there was Moab, believed in the same God that Israel believed in. For it was what? Another illegitimate wrong wife, Lot's child by his daughter. Just exactly like the unborn churches today, the church natural is a church of the world committing spiritual fornication with the world and not living true to God. Very beautiful type...


Church has done the same, committing spiritual fornication as the woman that would share her love from her husband to another man. That woman's not fit to be lived with. You know that. And when the church begins to share her fellowship with the world... God's a jealous God. He put Israel away because of that, and His Son will put the same thing away.

He's going to have a bride that hasn't got a wrinkle in her. Amen. She's wholly washed by the Blood of His own self. That's right. So we see where we stand, the wedding getting ready to come.


All her daughters are harlots. How? By the same as their mammy: committing just spiritual fornications against the Word. That's how the Catholic church become a whore. That's how her daughters become harlots: same thing, spiritual fornication against the Word. She and her daughters has a whoring womb. Only death can come from them. God can't bring life through death, and anything that's born dead is not alive. And can a... Like Job said, "Can you bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No not one." Right. Well, how can she give birth herself when she's dead herself? How can she be virgin when she is a whore? See, there you are. That's the whole thing.


Notice. How can you call them wrong, when you take manmade creeds that's contrary to the Bible: dogma, just the same as they did? Why? You're in a organization that's a daughter to the old prostitute. What is a prostitute? Some woman that lives untrue to her husband, claiming to be a Christian church and giving out wrong doctrine, her own stuff, instead of taking God's holy Word.

Just like Eve did, listened to--to the devil and caused all death and sorrow that ever struck the earth--come through Eve, because she committed a spiritual fornication against God by disbelieving His Word, and that's exactly what the churches are doing today, committing spiritual fornications against God's Word. And they won't even have you in the church if you don't agree with their doctrine.


There's no more... You don't have to sin every day. You don't have to do these things. You do it because you willfully want to. And the reason you willfully want to is 'cause you have never died to yourself. Oh, brother. I know that's scorching, but it's good. When you die to yourself then you become a new creature. Then those things are gone.

And if you try to act like you've got them before you have, it's like a--I said the other day like a blackbird trying to put peacock feathers in his wings, say, "You see, I'm a--I'm a peacock." He isn't. That's something he's stuck in hisself. It has to grow from the inside out.

And that's the way the Holy Spirit is. It's not something you smear on or something like that. It's a new birth. You've got to be borned again. And these virtues of the Holy Ghost has to come from the inside out. And when world and sin, and cutting hair, and painting comes out against the Word of God, it shows the Holy Spirit's not there. That's a direct evidence.

So what would you call it? Pentecostal prostitution (That's exactly right.), committing spiritual fornication with the God of heaven. What a shame, a disgrace it is. Oh, that's horrible. Yes, sir.

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And what made her a whore? Is because she committed spiritual fornication. She adopted creeds instead of her Husband's Word. Instead of becoming a real true, mate to her husband, she took another book, of creeds. And what was she? The mother of harlots that did the same thing. Now you don't need any more explaining to that. See? You see where it's at. What was it? Organization, getting away from the Word.


Now just let us stop a minute here and rehearse what we brought out about the worship in Thyatira. I said that they worshipped Apollo (who was the sun god) along with the emperor. Now this Apollo was called the 'averter of evil.' He turned evil away from people. He blessed them and was a real god to them. He was supposed to teach the people. He explained about worship, and temple rites, services to gods, about sacrifices and death and life after death. The way he did this was through a prophetess who sat entranced upon a tripod chair. My! Do you see it? Here is that prophetess called Jezebel and she is teaching the people. And her teaching is seducing the servants of God and causing them to commit fornication. Now fornication means 'idol worship.' That is what its spiritual meaning is. It is an illegal union. Ahab's union and Constantine's union were both illegal. Both committed spiritual fornication. Every fornicator will wind up in the lake of fire. God said so.



Then look at my brother suffering now of his trouble. Thou art here to liberate him to make well. Thou does not fail. You're from everlasting to everlasting God. The ages move on. You raised up men, take down men; set up kings, and take down... [Blank spot on tape--Ed.] Send gifts. You ascended on high and give gifts to man. Now, my brother's suffering. I pray, Father, sincerely, with all my heart that You will heal him. I rebuke this asthmatic cough, in the Name of Jesus Christ. May it leave him to never return no more. [Blank spot on tape--Ed.]...?... Would tell them what's wrong with them. Now, remember, we have just come from the doctor's. I said if you do not approach it critically, I'll do what God says.


Unless God shows me. I'll speak what He says. But when He doesn't speak, I'll keep silent there, 'cause I'm a minister, and I believe in God. And the things that I speak of is the truth, and God testifies of it. And I'm not here to...?... out before people; I'm here to serve God and to do what God says.


Now, I never forget; trouble started when... My father took sick, died on my arm just a little bit after that. My brother was riding on the side of a car, fifteen years old. The man that he was hitch hiking and picked him up, was drinking, hit his head up side of a post, broke his neck, turned his liver over, and he died in my other brothers arms. And I was standing in the platform preaching when it happened. They come and told me. There, I tell you, the way of a transgressor's hard. Don't you pay any attention to what anybody in the world tells you; you do what God says do, no matter what it... I don't care if it's...


So when I come out of the vision, I went over and I woke Billy up. And I said, "Billy, the Angel of the Lord has just visit me," and told him what He said. I walked into the room. Now, Brother Baxter is right in the back of the building now, listening. And I walked into the room, and here is where it's proved, friends. Listen. Don't miss this.

Now, He may never deal with you like that in that manner. I was born to this end, as a different person. I guess I've been odd, misunderstood. Your life might not be like that, but this one thing I do know. You do what God tells you to do. Don't make any difference what anybody else says; you do what God says. And be sure that you know it's God, not some imagination or some feeling. You be sure it's God, then follow God's route. He'll take you where He wants you to go.


And when we got there, well, the Arkansas people love one another. And they love Paul Morgan. And all around that clinic there, there was just people gathered everywhere waiting for the last word. They'd been setting up there all night waiting for the last words for the little girl. She was loved among everyone.

But you don't know how to--how it felt. Got out of there and started pushing up through the crowd. And here was the--one of the doctors standing there. And they was at the door. They wouldn't let no more in, but just what could get to the steps. And they was waiting; everybody loved them.




You know the biggest story that was ever told, the biggest lie that was told is one that's got a whole lot truth in it. Now, the biggest lie was ever told, was what Satan told Eve. See, it had a whole lot of truth in it. And now, you come around and say something is really right straight out a lie, why, you wouldn't believe that; you know better. But when it comes to a place where it's got about ninety-nine percent truth and one percent lie, that's the deceiving type. That's the kind you have to watch, is them kind. And that's just what the devil's good at. He told Eve everything truth, but one thing. See?

He said, "Now, you--you don't know what's right and wrong; you don't know good from evil. And now, if you'll take this fruit," said, "your eyes will be opened, and you'll know what's right and wrong. And you'll be wise; you'll know like God." Well, that's true. That's exactly. All that was the truth.

But she said, "God said we will die."

He said, "Oh, surely you won't die." And he persuaded her. Now, that's where--where the lie come.

Now, we can preach all around everything and leave off the main fundamental root of it, and there's where the lie comes. You see? There's where the trouble comes.


And if that isn't a beautiful picture of this day, that when men are trying to unite together. And we should be united, but you're uniting under the wrong systems. Did you ever notice how the Devil patterns off the things of God? Did you ever see that how he takes the things that God has purposed?

And so deceiving is the wrong thing. Now, a lie, if it's just right out a real lie, then anyone can detect it. But that lie that's got about ninety-nine percent truth in it, that's the one that's deceiving.

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Now remember, the Devil takes a whole lot of that Word, pretty near ninety-nine and ninety-nine percent of It. Ninety-nine hundredths and ninety-nine percent of that hundredths, he'll make It just exactly right, but then he'll jump off here, and that's the one that causes death right there. That breaks the chain right in the middle; down you go.

Every Word. What did Jesus say? "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word." Not by a few of God's Words shall he live, not by ninety-nine and ninety-nine percent of God's Word. But by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God, man shall live by That.

Satan took Him up there and said, "It's written." See, just like he said to Eve, "It's written. It's written."

Jesus said, "And it's also written..."

He said, "It's written, `He'll give the Angels charge over Thee.' The Bible said so." Boy, he's a scholar. "It's written, `He'll give His Angels charge concerning Thee lest Thou dash Thy foot against a stone, and bear Thee up.'"

He said, "It's also written, `Thou shalt not tempt the Lord Thy God.'"


Now, if one little twist of God's Word caused every death, every sorrow, every heartache, everything, the troubles we've been through, just to twist one little Word of God, and they didn't get by with it...

It's cost us six thousand years of heartaches, and even the Son of God that come to the earth and died to redeem the human race. Every war, every heartache, every unwedded mother, everything that ever happened wrong in the world was because one person disbelieved, believed ninety-nine and ninety-nine percent of God's Word, and just twisted a little teeny bit at the end, and caused all this. Then one twist anywhere... Don't think you'll ever get back anything less than the entire Word of God. Believe It. Stand on It. We got to say just as It said.


Now, people join. They think it's all right (That's right.), presuming it's all right. Preachers go ahead preaching that kind of a dogma. And knowing the Bible says another thing, they'll preach it anyhow, presuming they're right. What is it? "Taking the tradition of men's and making the commandments of God of non effect."

They have--they have a part of the--the Gospel. They preach a part of it, sure, take a part. Satan took pretty near ninety-nine percent of the Gospel that God told Eve, and admitted that it was the truth. But when it come to this one little thing, he said, "Now, I don't say it isn't true. But surely, you know that that was the days gone by. You--you'll be like this." See?

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What is the biggest lie that was ever told? It's got ninety-nine percent Truth in it. If somebody said, "William Branham, on this certain date, was up yonder in Houston, Texas, drunk as he could be." That's a lie. See? "Oh," say, "no, he was in Phoenix, Arizona. He was preaching to Christian businessmen, he preached on a certain subject, so many people was there, they listened till about ten-thirty. And, at ten-thirty, you know what he done? Reached down and got a drink of liquor, and took it." Now there is a lie. The rest of it was all true. See, it has to look just exactly like the truth, to be deceiving.

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