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FAITH.WITHOUT.WORKS.IS.DEAD_ CLEVELAND.OH TUESDAY_ 50-0822, E-47 If the spirit of an artist was in us, we could paint a picture like an artist. If the spirit of a gangster was in us, we'd have guns. If the Spirit of Christ was in us, we'll quit our meanness, do like Christ; we'll act like Him. And then if that Spirit's in there, we'll have... The things that Christ had, we'll have also. See what I mean?
AT.THY.WORD.LORD_ NEW.YORK.NY FRIDAY_ 51-0928
E-30 Oh, Christian American, I wonder some times. Then them standing there, some of them Russians that could cross the line; when you're born in Russia you can only go forty miles from your birthplace or you have a visa. And some of those Russians stand there; they'd stand there, and they'd see the glory of God. And the tears just roll down their cheeks like that, and they'd run to those Finns, and those Finns would put their arms around the Russians and hug one another.
There's the answer. Any power of Almighty God that'll let a--a--a Russian hug a Finn, or a Finn hug a Russian... See, they wasn't angry at one another; they didn't have to... They wasn't angry; they loved one another.
And Christ is the answer now. Let people quit their meanness and serve Christ. But they'll never do it, as long as this kingdoms are the kingdoms of Satan. They'll never be; they'll fight until Jesus comes. Don't you believe that?
MINISTRY.OF.CHRIST_ CONNERSVILLE.IN SUNDAY_ 53-0607
E-45 Look at them, they come out of that country without one thing but a little pan full of bread on top their head. You don't have to wait till you quit all your meanness, come just the way you are. That's the way you want. Say, "Well, when I get rid of this, and when this or that, I will come." Come now just the way you are.
AT.THY.WORD_ CONNERSVILLE.IN MONDAY_ 53-0608E
E-10 Just lack of faith, you believe it right there. And just because you were told, well, then you just--if you still, if you still refuse to make that right, quit your meanness and the thing you're doing, it won't do you any good. See? So healing's just your faith in Christ, always.
REDEMPTION.IN.COMPLETENESS_ LVL.KY V-25 N-8 TUESDAY_ 54-0330, 40 God, grant something to take place that'll shake this city for the Kingdom of God. That, even the churches, that's just going along on the corners with a few members, O God, may them churches fill up and pack out with good, old fashion, saintly people, borned again. Grant it, Lord. And may we receive a revival, an old fashion, God-sent revival that'll just shake from one side of the city to the other, getting rid of all the meanness. O God, don't give us a protractive meeting. Give us a revival that'll close up bootleg joints, and that'll get things right, and make people come when the church bell rings, and flock to the altar, and pray before the pastor's message, and be ready. God, grant it.
JUBILEE.YEAR_ JEFF.IN V-26 N-6 SUNDAY_ 54-1003E, 111 Salvation is an individual affair with God Almighty, through Jesus Christ the Lord.
Oh, what we need tonight, friends, is one of the old fashion meetings we used to have years ago, to sweep the whole nation, where people went home, they straightened up their home. They taken the--the evils out of their home. They stopped all their nonsense around home. Each and every home, they had it straight on the line. And they quit their meanness. They quit their cheating. They quit their lying. They lived honest and soberly with one another, lived like Christians ought to. That's the kind of religion.
MARK.OF.CHRIST_ LA.CA SATURDAY_ 55-0312, E-21 Some people come to church just for the emotional part. Some people come to church just to sing. Some people come in church just to enjoy the good singing, that's all right. Some people come to church, and join church just to hide their meanness, make themselves a little better name in the neighborhood. Some come to church sincerely, but don't never have a touch from God. But when God calls a man, "No man can come to Me except My Father draws him first." And all that comes I will give him Everlasting Life, raise him up at the last day."
WHERE.I.THINK.PENTECOST.FAILED_ SAN.FERNANDO.CA FRIDAY_ 55-1111, E-5 So when I got back up to the tent, why, where the tent was, it was one wreck. There was an old mother bear and her two cubs had got in there, and they had tore that tent to pieces. It just isn't what they eat; it's just what they tear up. And they just... If they'd hit a stove pipe, they'd just mash it up just for meanness, you know, just to hear it break.
WHY.ARE.PEOPLE.SO.TOSSED.ABOUT_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-14 SUNDAY_ 56-0101, 25-3 Well, he comes into the court. Now, what's in there? There's seven golden candlesticks by that holy place, and it's giving light. The candlesticks are giving light. That's to the man who quits his drinking, quits his smoking, quits lying, quits stealing, treats his neighbor right, good to his wife (or her good to her husband, the same way, man or woman), the believer. He's come into a place where he's quit all of his meanness, which is through the Blood with sanctification. He's called to a new Life, and he walks in there.
HANDWRITING.ON.THE.WALL_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 56-0902
E-63 My friend, are you a Christian tonight? Are you saved? Do you know you're saved? We're at the end of the road. And some of these nights, it's going to be too late. He'll come, and the rapture might be at any time.
While we have our heads bowed, is there someone would raise up your hand and say, "Brother Branham, remember me in prayer tonight. I want to purpose in my heart from this night on, I'll never serve the world no more." Would you raise your hand? "I'll quit my smoking. I'll quit my dancing. I'll quit my a--meanness of the world."
God bless you, sir. God bless you, lady. Someone else? God bless you, sir. God bless you, buddy. Bless you here on the end, brother. Bless you back there, little lady.
HEAR.YE.HIM_ PARKERSBURG.WV SATURDAY_ 56-1215
E-54 When next year, when I come up, he had him a little old whistle. And he had done it just for meanness. And he'd blow that whistle; and it'd sound just like a little fawn crying. He said, "Watch me get them this year, preacher."
SECOND.COMING.OF.THE.LORD_ JEFF.IN V-9 N-2 WEDNESDAY_ 57-0417 61 Oh, if there ever was a time that the church ought to take inventory to find out if you've got all the coins on, it should be now. It's getting dark. The--the very haunts and clouds of destroying civilization is hanging over the earth, sin and debauch on every hand. We're living in a tremendous time, when there's wickedness, people who go to church just for a sham, people who go to church to try to hide from their meanness, people who go to church and profess Christianity and live like the rest of the world, drinking, smoking, gambling; women immorally dressed, wearing clothes that they oughtn't to wear in the--in their own dressing room, out on the streets before public. And brotherly love is a thing that's passing, almost. We have not lost one coin, but we've lost practically every one of them.
LIFE.IS.THE.HEALER_ INDIANAPOLIS.IN TUESDAY_ 57-0611
E-98 Look, lady, to me just a minute. You see that little lady setting there with her handkerchief up to her mouth, right there? She's praying. There stands that Light, standing over her.
She's praying because she's... I see her at her home. She's suffering with a nervous condition. That's right, isn't it, lady? A mental distress, Satan trying to tell you that you're just about finished. Isn't that right? This lady has the same thing. But he's a liar. He's defeated.
See how Satan tries to get by with his meanness? Oh, God. God's more than a match for him on any ground.
QA.HEBREWS.PART.1_ JEFF.IN COD WEDNESDAY_ 57-0925
241-190 Now, let's take back to Cain. Could you tell me where that spirit and that meanness come from? If Cain... Look, if Cain was the son of Adam, which was a son of God, where did that evil come from? The first thing when he was born, he hated; he was a murderer; he was jealous. And now, take the nature of his daddy, the very start in the beginning, Lucifer, and he was... In the beginning he was jealous of Michael, what started the whole trouble. How many knows that? And Cain was the nature of his father, which he was jealous of his brother and slew him. That pure... That nature could not come out of that pure seed. It come, had to come out of this perverted stream. And notice, Cain, as soon as he was borned...
And then Abel was born after him, then she conceived by Adam, and he knew--knew her and she brought forth the son Abel. And Abel was a type of Christ; and when--when Abel was killed, Seth took his place: death, burial, and resurrection of Christ in type.
GREAT.COMMISSION_ CHATTANOOGA.TN SATURDAY_ 58-0301B, E-48 Not be better, join church, quit your meanness, you can do all of that and still not have Eternal Life. See? You can join church; you can belong to a denomination; you can live just as straight as a die; those Pharisees did, and Jesus said, "You're of your father, the devil." See?
We're trying to put it on works all the time, something we can do, something we can build, some... God don't need our buildings; God needs our soul.
And there in that time, that night when... I said, "Let God speak, the One that's God tonight." And in the platform... Now, that you... I'm doing this, saying this so that you brethren would see the confidence you can have in God.
WILL.CHURCH.GO.BEFORE.TRIBULATION_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 58-0309E, E-16 If that isn't a picture of today and our nation: uncensored programs, all kinds of folly, meanness, devicity... Oh, they could break it up if they wanted to, but they don't want to. And they can't do it, because God said it would be this way. If they could only open their eye and could understand.
QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 59-0628E
386-120 If you could explain the word of "infinite"... Why, the word "infinite"... I say there's been a hundred billion tons of gnats in the world (That wouldn't start it), a hundred billion tons of gnats in the world, and each one of them has batted their eyes a hundred trillion billion times. And not one of them ever batted their eye but what God know it before the foundation of the world. That's infinite. That's something on the word of infinite. See?
He is infinite. So before the foundation of the world He knowed just exactly what you'd do. And He sent Christ, not just to be... If somebody, "Well, if I'll just quit my meanness and follow Him," or something like that, that isn't it. He knowed who would be saved, so He sent Christ to save that what He foresaw would be saved. That's exactly right.
WHAT.IS.THE.HOLY.GHOST_ JEFF.IN V-4 N-2 WEDNESDAY_ 59-1216, 28 Because that God made a covenant with Abraham after He'd called Abraham, which is a type of calling the believer today... He called Abraham, and Abraham moved out of his country and went into a strange land to dwell among strange people. And that was a type of when God calls a man to stop his meanness, repent of his sins. He turns then from the crowd that he was in, to live in a new crowd, among new types of people.
WHAT.HOLY.GHOST.WAS.GIVEN.FOR_ JEFF.IN V-4 N-3 THURSDAY_ 59-1217, 87 He said to the servants, "You stand here with the mule and wait. The son and I will go yonder and worship, and the son and I shall return." Oh, how is he going to do it? Abraham said, "I received him as one from the dead, and I know that He that give him to me as one from the dead, is able to rise him up from the dead if I only keep His Word. Keep... I keep His Word; He's able to raise him up from the dead," perfectly speaking of Christ.
There He is. And through that Blood cell come forth the Holy Ghost, that had Itself bound up in a body called Jesus. That Blood sanctified a way, by faith, to call the redeemed or the elected of God. And when you've accepted, then the Holy Spirit has taken all the meanness out of you, He moves right in, God Hisself, to work His will.
Down here, where that mean boss is crabby, and this other old So-and-so over here is doing so-and-so, and this old guy talking about--against it. A man filled with the Holy Ghost will stand right in the face of it. Amen.
QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD WEDNESDAY_ 59-1223
489-87 Look, a little frail Fellow like Jesus standing there (See?), and a man that could whip almost an army; chains couldn't even hold him. See, it isn't physical strength. That isn't what counts. It's the power of the Holy Spirit that's in your life that counts. See?
He said, "Don't torment us before the time comes; but if you'll cast us out... (Look at the meanness of them, the wickedness.) If you're going to cast us out, don't let us just go free out into the world, 'cause hard tell whether we could get into somebody else. If you'll cast us out... We want to be in somebody; we want to do something; we want to do some more meanness." That's the devil. "I'll get back with him, [Brother Branham makes an expression of meanness--Ed.]" See? That's the devil. "I'll get even with him." See? Just remember, it's your brother standing there, but the devil got on him. See? "Let us do something mean. We can make these Gadarenes over here suffer for this," might have said to the head of one of them. Said, "Let us go down in that herd of swine."
HEAR.RECOGNIZE.ACT.ON.WORD_ JEFF.IN V-13 N-7 SUNDAY_ 60-0221, 211 Education's at the end. Juvenile delinquency is at the end. Children, there ain't no hopes for children; they done gone insane. You can't have no education. You can't go down here at the school and have, get a kid with education. He's a--he's a twofold child more of hell when he comes out than he is when he goes in. Let the teacher say something about it; he'll get killed; they'll form a little cluck and go out there and shoot the teacher, take him out and string him up. We lost two thousand teachers. Oh, wait a minute, I believe, twenty thousand teachers, this last year. I don't blame them. I wouldn't want to do it either. Now, they got signs up every time, "Give college education to these kids." They do need it, but the Devil's got them. The Devil's got them. And it's not only just normal to go out and be mean and--and--and take a gate off and hang it up in a tree on Halloween night, or do some little meanness like kids used to do, or take a farmer's buggy and set it out in the road, not like that; but they're insane. They do things that's insanity; shoot you, kill you, and murder you, poison you, anything. That's the next generation.
UNCERTAIN.SOUND_ JEFF.IN V-16 N-3 SUNDAY_ 60-1218
278 "How would I ever go back and tell my boss that I got saved and filled with the Holy Ghost?"
"Surely I'll be with you."
"How will I ever tell my husband that I'm going to quit my meanness? How will I ever be able to do that?"
"Surely I'll be with you."
"How can I tell my wife, that I--I've lived wrong and I've done things wrong? How could I ever do this? How can I ever stand before my family again? How will they ever believe me, when--when they know that I've cursed and carried on, and done the things I done, and go back and tell them 'I'm a Christian'"?
"Surely I'll be with you," said God.
MESSIAH.THE_ SHREVEPORT.LA TUESDAY_ 61-0117, E-30 Now, don't--you don't have to die to get this. You have to spiritually die, but you don't have to physically die. The inside is where God gets in to control you. And He--as He presses Hisself forward in you, don't let any root of bitterness, hatred, malice, strife... That'll--that'll run Him right back again.
Just get all the meanness, and the superstitions, and all the--the unbelief out of you. And every time you move out a little unbelief, God steps right in and takes over. Move out unbelief...
DOES.GOD.CHANGE.HIS.MIND_ JEFF.IN V-5 N-9 SUNDAY_ 65-0418E, 56 Dear God, this humble little Italian servant of Yours, Lord, comes tonight to have hands laid upon him and the right-hand of fellowship officially extended to him by the church outward, Lord, Your great power send this young boy to the parts of the earth that would send him, that You'd call him to. May he go and deliver them people from drinking and sin and meanness and to serve You, Lord, all the days of his life. May You lead him, guide him; may our blessing be with him as we send him. In Jesus Christ's Name. Amen. God bless you.