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8-6 David was a hunter and a shepherd, and in the Psalms he wrote of green pastures and still waters, because there he was alone by himself. He wasn't contaminated with the things of the world. God has to get a man away from the things of the world, so He can get him quiet, so he can listen to God, that still small voice. Then once in contact with God, he becomes fearless then. Notice that he don't care what anyone says; he's been in the Presence of God. He knows God in the power of His resurrection.


E-31 Notice. Now, when anything's going to happen on the earth, first, God sends a messenger. And that messenger is anointed by an Angel. Now, sometimes minor Angels comes. There's minor Angels and major Angels. Now, this Angel that came was Gabriel, Who stands in the Presence of God. That was something major. And He came down. And when Gabriel comes from heaven, remember, something's going to happen. Gabriel announced the first coming of Jesus, Gabriel will announce the second coming of Jesus. The trump of God shall sound first--an Angel.


E-46 And she come up. And one of the managers brought her over to me, you know, like that, to introduce, said, "this is So-and-so," some kind of a big long name. Said, "Well, Doctor Branham," she said, "I'm charmed." She had her hand up like this, going...

I gazed at the hand going down. I said, "Bring it down here so I will know you when I see you again...?..." Oh, I don't like that old put on, starchy. What are you anyhow? You got to stand in the Presence of God someday to give an account for that sinful soul, and answer before God. There she was, standing there all like that.


24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, [which are] the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

LUKE 1:19

19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.


"These things saith He That is true." Now this word, 'true', is a very wonderful word. It does not mean true in just the sense that it is opposite to false. It expresses the Perfect Realization of an idea as contrasted with its Partial Realization. For example we recall that Jesus said in John 6:32, "Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven." John 15:1, "I am the true vine." Hebrews 9:24, "For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us." I John 2:8, "Because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth."



Revelation 1:11, "Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia: unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea." Here it is. The First and Last, the Alpha and Omega: that's ALL of it. The one true God. The Voice and Word of God. Reality and truth is at hand. What a thing it is to be in the Spirit. My, to be in the presence of God and hear from Him... "What thou seest, write in a book, and send it to the seven churches." The voice that sounded forth His Word in the Garden of Eden and upon Mount Sinai, which voice was also heard in the excellent glory of the Mount of Transfiguration, was once again sounding forth, and this time to the seven churches with a complete and final revelation of Jesus Christ.


49 Now, then one day as I walked on, that Voice talking, "Don't never smoke, drink, so forth." And the young fellows and all, I got older. See, there was Something moving.

But yet all at once I looked up, and I said, "I'm not the son of Charles and Ella Branham. There's Something calling." Like my little eagle, "I'm not a chicken. There's Something up yonder, somewhere. O great Jehovah, Whoever You are, open it up. I want to come home. There's Something in me, calling."

Then I was borned again. That little Life was laying there; the life of water was poured upon It, then It begin to grow. Now, that old life was forgiven, put in the sea of God's forgetfulness, to never be remembered against me no more. See? Now, we stand justified, as though we never had sinned in the Presence of God.


337 If there's one in here this morning that doesn't know Jesus Christ, doesn't stand justified this morning, your sins all gone as though you never had sinned, and you want to be that way... 'Cause remember, one day, maybe today, maybe in the next five minutes, but one day that heart's going to stop. And that inside of the inside is going to take its flight to stand in the Presence of God to be judged according to what you do with this message this morning, according to this message that you see. Not... It ain't me; I'm just a mouthpiece. Like this microphone, it can't say a thing 'less I'm talking in it. And neither could I say anything unless God was talking through it, but you see God's vindicated it to be the Truth. You want to be a real Christian.


23 God is--likes to be worshipped. And when you worship Him, it just isn't exactly singing a song as we do, but singing it in the spirit of worship (You see?), then you feel the Holy Spirit bounce back.

And I see great big young men here, just think of the day that group of young fellows setting there, young boys and their little wives setting along here, and big, rough men setting there and just cry like little babies.

Why, look at today; they're out here on the street, and living in adultery, and filth of the world, and things. And to think that you can come apart and gather like this, where as the Psalmist said, "Behold how sweet and pleasant for brethren to dwell together in unity. It's like the anointing oil that was on Aaron's beard, that ran to the hems of his garments." Which, that anointing oil... Which, you know what the anointing oil done; it preserved him to go in the Presence of God. See, he had to be anointed with that oil before he went in the Presence of God.


136 Then it was that the Cherubim took the tongs, and a coal of Fire from the altar, and touched them unclean lips, and turned him from a coward, or from a educated man, a teacher, to a prophet that the Word of God could speak through. Sure, while he was in the Presence of God, It was something different. That thirst that he'd had, had reached that place then, till he was filled with it.


134 And Isaiah, that great thirst that he had had, he--he perhaps was schooled. He--he probably had a good education. He had a--a marvelous conception of what God ought to be. He--he had heard the priests. He had been in the temple. He'd been raised to be a--a believer, but (You see?) he'd never come face to face with It before. See? He--he had a desire to do right. He wanted to be right, but he just had the educational side. He had the theological side of It.

But when he got there in the temple that day, and he seen these Cherubims waving these wings back and forth, and realized that these Angels ministered in the face of God, and them Angels didn't even know what sin was, and to stand in the Presence of God They had to cover Their holy faces, to stand in the Presence of God, then that prophet cried out, "Woe is me, for I am a man of unclean lips. All of my theology--theology and stuff that I've learned, all of my marvelous conception that I had of God, I'm face to face with it now." He said, "I'm a man of unclean lips, and I dwell with people that's unclean lips." All their teaching of the laws, and things they had done, had never reached that place to where he come into the Presence of God, and seen God with his own eyes, and His trail when He was setting up on High in the heavens. And there he was face to face with reality. And he cried, "I'm a man of unclean lips, and I dwell among unclean people."


191 But, Lord, I thought when You spoke to me there in the woods, You know the time and the morning, it just--I couldn't get it off my mind. I accepted it as coming from You. So, Father God, I have already spoke it, and I pray God, that You'll let it be in the way that I thought it to be, that the thinking man, the man if he's got any thinking at all, he'll know he has to stand in the Presence of God, and he won't take into his soul anything that contaminates or is contrary to the Word of God.


131 See what I mean? A filter man--or thinking man's Filter. A man that wants to stand in the presence of God... What was God's Filter? His Word. "The day you eat thereof, that day you die." I don't care what's happening out here; don't you pass that Word. Washed by the waters of the Word, a thinking man's Filter: not a denomination, not a creed, not a church, not a cathedral, but a thinking man's Filter. For you're going to be judged by the Word. A thinking man will think that. A foolish man or a taste of the world will just take anything, a substitute. Why substitute when there's a real one?


105 The church will judge you here whether you're a good member or not. They'll give you a good funeral and half-mast the flag at your death, send great wreaths of flowers, and--and do everything for you, but when it comes down to your soul facing God, it's got to have Eternal Life. And if it's a Eternal Life, it's part of the Word. And as my own word cannot deny--my own hand cannot deny my hand... My own eyes cannot deny my hand, or my foot, or my toe, or any part of me. They cannot deny it, and neither can a man that's part of the Word of God, or a woman, deny one part of the Word of God. Then, women, when you think you can have bobbed hair and come in the Presence of God, you're wrong. You see it? You are wrong. You can't come through God's Filter where you're washed by the water of the Word. Then you enter into the fellowship. You think you are, but you can't be until you come through the Word. And every little spot, every little Word of God... "Man shall not live by bread alone but by every Word." It's got to come through that filtration, coming through. And that gives a righteous man's taste, 'cause that's what he's looking for, looking for something to cleanse him.


14-2 Now, we'll take the Pentecostal woman. She shouldn't wear shorts, makeup, or cut her hair, but she looks back down at the Methodist: "Say, look at that woman do so and so." Say, the woman don't wear shorts but she said... And herself with bobbed hair... See? Higher you rise in God, the more sinful the whole thing looks.

And then sometimes in prayer you can imagine when the Holy Spirit take you up into a sphere, then the whole thing looks chaos. Then when you come back down, just seem like you're--to the people you're a rascal, that you're--you're nothing but an old sarcastic, you're a fool, because you stand as an old crank and always rebuking the people, but if you ever climb into them spheres one time, when you can be in the presence of God--not through emotion, but through genuine Holy Spirit lifting up--the whole thing is wrote "Ichabod"; the glory of the Lord has departed from the whole denominational outfit. That's right. There's none of them that's right.


10-8 And if this woman... Now, she'd say, "Now, wait just a minute, Mr. Branham. I'll give you to understand, I am no prostitute." My sister, maybe if you'd be took before a Bible, put your hands upon It in the Presence of God and swear an oath that you'd been just as true--true to your husband as you could be. Your body belongs to your husband, but your soul belongs to God. There is a evil spirit that's anointing you. If that--if you're not, then you're... I can prove that you're totally insane.What would've happened to your grandmother if she'd have walked down the street with them shorts on? They'd have put her in the insane institution; she come out without her dress on. There's something wrong with her mind. If it was so then, it's so now.

So it throws the whole world into insanity. The whole thing's insane. And it's so gradually crept in till the people don't know it.


157 Listen; hear me. Have I ever told you anything in the Name of the Lord but what come to pass? Is that right? Everything has always been right. I've never asked you for one penny of money in my life, have I? Not one time. Never took an offering in my life. I'm not here for money. I'm not here to deceive you. I'm here to manifest God's Word of the hour. I've told you the Truth, and God has testified that it is the Truth. Now, I tell you, THUS SAITH THE SCRIPTURES, that if the believer lays his hands upon the sick, Jesus said, "They shall recover." Do you believe that? Then in the Presence of God don't you believe He'll do it right now?


60 Now, we see that modern trend of the people then, "Oh, the days are past, there's no such a thing as miracles. The people are all emotionally worked up."

Listen to that Elijah, the prophet, cry out against them and their theologians. Notice, notice, he spoke as if he was God Himself. Elijah spoke as if he was God Himself, "The dew will not fall from heaven until I call for it." Amen. Yes, sir. The prophet had been so long in the Presence of God...

The prophets of the Old Testament, or any time, when they lived in the Presence of God until they become the Word; their Message is the Word Itself. And remember, he said, "THUS SAITH THE LORD." And when those man had those messages from God, and they become so wrapped up that their own thinking... It might have been against their thinking; they might not have been able to--to see it right. But they was speaking the Word of God, "THUS SAITH THE LORD." "There will not be any rain till I call for it." Oh, what a statement. He had been in the Presence of God and been vindicated so perfect. And remember, that also follows Amos 3:7, "The Lord God will do nothing until first He reveals it to His servants the prophets."


186 Now, I want to read you a Scripture, and I want you to read It with me. I want you to turn to Deuteronomy 4 in closing. I think enough probably has been said that you'll understand. Deuteronomy 4, I'm going to read two places in here. And to this church, and to the tapes--people on tapes, and people on the hookups across other parts of the nation, I want you to listen to this real close and don't you fail. This is a thing that I... Deuteronomy the 4th chapter, I'm going to begin at the 1st verse. Going to read the 1st verse, then I'm going to read the 25th and the 26th verse. You can read it all when you get home, but just save time so we can get out on time, 'cause I've got to come back again tonight, the Lord willing. Listen to this prophet speak. He had been in the Presence of God. He knowed what he was talking about. Listen.

Now, therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and to the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you. (That types our millennium.)Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought of it,... (Don't add one thing to It and don't take one thing away from It. Stay, just say what It says.)... that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.


140 Our big crusades, billions and millions has made confessions. And I doubt whether there'd be a hundred of them of all of it. See? Doesn't do a thing. Then look at the Word promise.

You'll think that that's failed, and we know it's failed. Some of our greatest of--of revivalists in that land today say that's it's utterly failed. The church knows it's failed. Everybody knows it's failed. Well, why is it? Why did it fail? It's for a good purpose; it was to bring people in the Presence of God, great crusades. And millions of people spent their money and put in great crusades, and churches all went together, great auditoriums, and great things, and great things taken place; why did it fail? Is because they never knowed the hour they were living. No wonder Jesus stood and in His heart He wept; tears run down His cheeks, and He said, "Jerusalem, oh, Jerusalem, how oft would I have hovered you as a hen would her brood. You stoned every prophet I sent to you. But you would not. But now your hour has come."


219 Now, I want you to do this one thing for me. I want to ask you one solemn question. I want you to answer me as if it was the last time that you'd ever answer anybody in your life. Do you believe it's the truth? You believe there is not a church or a denomination could be recognized in the Presence of God? You believe that? There's not a one. Only those that are borned into Jesus Christ, take on His Name... That's right.


28 And Divine healing usually draws an attention to people to--and brings them in the Presence of God. When God does something that--that they know is un... Well, it's not understood. We cannot mechanically show how it's done. God does it in His own great way. Then that attracts the attention of the people to know that there is a Presence of a power somewhere that can do something that's beyond human understanding, and that causes them to look to the Lamb of God. And always, Divine healing; I've been told, and I believe myself, that about between sixty, maybe, and seventy percent of our Lord's ministry was on Divine healing. And He did that to attract the people. Then when they were there, He said, "Except you believe I am He, you'll perish in your sin."


26 And when he did, the post of the temple moved out, and he said, "Woe is me, for I'm a man of unclean lips." In the Presence of God he recognized that even though being a prophet, he'd been wrong. He said, "I'm a man of unclean lips, and I dwell among people with unclean lips."

And one of the Angels flew, and took a coal of fire, and touched his lips, and said, "Prophesy, son of man."


31-1 Now, listen, here's another thing for proof. It so quickened them in such a way till you know what? They was lifted up in heavenly places, and their mortal bodies was so quickened till their language changed. It only--It quickened their language. That's what the Bible says. It's... Their mortal bodies being quickened, their language was quickened; their thoughts were quickened; their spirits were quickened; their life were quickened; they were quickened altogether. They tried to talk and couldn't talk in any more human languages. They was so quickened up in the Presence of God till they spoke in a new tongues, a heavenly language. Whew. What a Quickening Power.


39-4 There ain't enough devils in hell to keep us from doing it. We were foreordained of God for this hour. The Word of God manifests Itself right through us, and we live in the Presence of God, by the Word promise of God.

There ain't a devil in hell can keep me from raising. There ain't a door he could shut in my face on that morning. The seals has been broken. Hallelujah. I'm free. I'm an eagle. I'm no longer in a cage, but I'm free. I've raised from the dead into the new Life of Jesus Christ, not only me, but every man, woman, boy, or girl setting here that's been filled into that Spirit of God is a new creature in Christ, and you are a eagle.


22-4 They knowed that he was that Word. Even the Jews had to admit it. Nicodemus said, "Rabbi, we know that you're a teacher that come from God. No man could do the things you do except God be with Him. Now, we know that. We recognize that."

So the disciples... Peter had even swore in His Presence. All of them had forsaken Him at the crucifixion, but here they are now up in this upper room in the Presence of God.

Then all of a sudden, here come this Holy Spirit down from heaven, and It quickened them. And the quickening took place; they wasn't afraid to make a witness of the message that they believed and knowed to be the truth. Otherwise they were afraid of it.


128 Lay out in the Presence of God then with our hearts, not our--our hands so much, but our hearts before God until He's seasoned us through and through like that with the rays of His glory and baked into us His--His goodness, and ripened that which we have got into reality (See?) to where we can show others that Jesus Christ lives. Oh, my. We want to be that.


127 A man, I hear them say, "I'm just down in the dumps today." Oh, my.

Oh, I'm glad to be living in the Presence of God, whether things are going right or not right. He's my Life. Amen. He's all our Life. He's the Life, the abundant Life. Yes, sir. His... And look what it does for us. Its power and purity is within itself. It needs no priming from the cistern or any other system.


101 A wise man should never look at these things and know that they won't work. They never have worked. An organized religion and an organized experience will never work in the Presence of God. It's got to come unadulterated from God. It has never been used by God, no time in the past that God ever used such a system. Now, you, oh, you get members and things like that. But I mean the genuine seed of God, the blessing like fell on the day of Pentecost, it never comes by organization; it comes by a birth, being born again.


66 Them women standing there naked, not knowing they were naked, but as soon as the Holy Spirit struck them, they folded their arms to walk away from the presence of their men.

And I'm wondering that how that we in America call ourself a Christian nation, and in the Presence of God; and each year we, our women, take off more. And you ought to be putting on more. And more of Christ you put on, the more conscious you'll be of your own conditions. Sometime I see the way people act on the street, I wonder if it's just exactly mentally right. Seems like that they don't realize that when they do that, what they are doing; they're making themselves a bait for the devil, and to send souls to hell. That's right. But the world is in a corruption like it was in the days of Jeremiah.


44 We still got them. They so easily be reasoned away from the Word of God, after setting in the Presence of God. Seeing the Word of God preached, the Word of God made manifest, drunkards and sinners come to the altar and be converted and made new creatures in Christ, people of ill fame made ladies and gentlemen; and then to turn from that blessed thing that led them to this Life, and then be perverted off after some kind of a creed to become more popular or--or get into what they would call a better class of people.

Why, you're in the best class that there is: sons and daughters of God. Well, I like that company better than I would with all the kings and potentates, and everything else. Give me that humble bunch of people, if they don't know their right hand from their left. As long as they know God, and love Him and serve Him, that's the celebrity of heaven to me. Yes, sir.



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