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WARNING.THEN.JUDGMENT_ JEFF.IN V-8 N-3 WEDNESDAY_ 63-0724
104 But, you see, in the church there is the pastor, and that pastor is a special person. He's built to where he can--he can put up with the fusses of the people. He--he--he's a burden-bearer; he's the ox of the team. He--he's a man that can set down when the--somebody's got something against somebody else, and set down with them two families, and take neither side, and reason it out, and bring it right back into sweetness. See? He--he's a pastor; he knows how to take care of things.
The evangelist is a special man. He's a man that's burning like a fireball. He runs into a city and preaches his message, and gets out of there somewhere else. See, he's a special man.
The teacher is a special man. He sets back under the anointing of the Spirit and is able to take the Words and put them together by the Holy Spirit, that the pastor or evangelist either one could not compare with him.
And then we find out the apostle is a special man. He's a--he's a setter-in-order. He's a man that's sent from God to set the things in order.
WARNING.THEN.JUDGMENT_ JEFF.IN V-8 N-3 WEDNESDAY_ 63-0724
108 The prophet is a special man. A prophet is a man of whom the Word of the Lord comes to, because the prophet is so designed life that his subconscious and his first conscious is so close together that he doesn't go to sleep to dream his dream; he sees it when he's wide awake. See? Now, that's something God has to do. See, he sees what's going.
A prophet foresees way off (See?) the things that is coming. He sees the cup of God's wrath, full, before it is filled. See? He can say, "THUS SAITH THE LORD. God will destroy this city except you repent." Why? He's an eagle. He rides way in yonder. See? And he looks way off there, and he sees that cup of wrath poured out. That's what the prophets look at. He ain't looking what's going on here; he's looking yonder. He's saying, "It's a-coming." He can go so high till he can see that shade. He said, "The world will be...?... darkness and gross darkness." He's up high enough, the sun's shining now, but he sees that shade coming, and he's--he's--he's saying what he's looking at. It ain't here yet, but it'll sure be here. That's right. It's going to be here, gross darkness upon the people. He knows it's coming, years away, yet he sees it.
Amos, that anointed prophet of God, he saw the--the darkness and the judgment. He seen Syria come down with their chariots and sweep through there, slaughter them people out. He saw it coming and the judgment of God upon them now, fifty years before it happened. But, you see, being a prophet, he was lifted up into the Spirit and he saw it far off. See? He saw the cup full before it was filled.
LEGALISM & CALVINISM
MARRIAGE.AND.DIVORCE_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-13 SUNDAY_ 65-0221M
13-3 And that's the way it is with God. If I--if a Phileo love (which is human love, fellowship love), can make a man feel that about his wife, what about Agapao love (the Greek word meaning the love of God), how would that make me do about Jesus Christ? How... As long as I want to go do it, it's in my heart to do it. Well, they--I say, as long as it's in my heart to do it, I--I go do it. Legalism won't let me do it. It's because that I knowed I'd get punished for doing it. But the real truth of it is, is when the love of God comes into your heart till you want to do it, that's the truth of it. There's the two schools. Not legalism or other, or the Calvinism; it's both.
HOW.THE.ANGEL.CAME.TO.ME_ CHICAGO.IL FOOTPRINT.BOOK MONDAY_ 55-0117
56-5 Now, there's a limb on the Tree, that's Calvinism, but there's more limbs on the tree too. A tree has more than one limb. He just wants to run it on out there into Eternal Security, and after while you go on off into Universalism and you drop off out there somewhere, there's no end to it. But when you get through with Calvinism, come back up and start on Arminianism. See, there's another limb on the Tree, and another limb on the Tree, just keep on. The whole thing together makes the Tree. So I believe in--in the--in Calvinism as long as it stays in the Scripture.
HIDDEN.LIFE_ CHICAGO.IL THURSDAY_ 55-1006A
E-18 I've noticed among our brethren, that many of you, as coming into you as full Gospel people, coming from the Baptist church myself and accepting the doctrine of the baptism of the Holy Spirit being a separate work of the Holy Spirit... And I thought then when we--when the--Martin Luther reached justification by faith, he thought that settled it. That was the light for his day. And he preached it, and believed it, and held on to it, and it was the light of that day.
Then he entered another veil, a man John Wesley... When Calvinism begin to sweep the nation, and they'd settled down to saying, "What God's going to do, He will do, and does us no good to have a revival." God raised up John Wesley, and he certainly smashed Calvinism to the ground. To the place where it ought to have it's right balance, under the works of sanctification, the second work of grace. Nazarenes carried it on, and along come the Pentecostals then next and the baptism of the Holy Spirit moving on up into higher heights.
ABRAHAM_ BROOKLYN.NY SATURDAY_ 56-1208
E-21 Now, you say, "That has an awful Calvinistic swing to it, Brother Branham."
That's right. It does, and Calvinism is all right as long as it stays true to the Bible; but when it gets off on the wrong limb, then it's no good. Arminianism, holiness is correct as long as it stays in Bible holiness, not your holiness but His Holiness. See? Then it's not my holiness. It's... I'm not depending on my holiness. I have none, but I'm wholly trusting in His holiness. See? It's He's the One Who did it. Not my works, but His finished works that I rest assured that I was received into the Beloved and when the Beloved was received by God, God received me in Christ; that settles it. See? No negatives, no ifs and ands. It's a finished work.
SERPENT'S.SEED_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-4 SUNDAY_ 58-0928E
10-1 Now, how did it ever start? We'll have to hurry and get to it just as quick as possible now, how it ever started. Now, we got plenty of Scriptures wrote out here about the Holy Ghost.
And another thing, we made a challenge last night on the perseverance of the saints, not in the way the Baptists believe it. No, sir. I sure different with the Baptists and their idea of their theory of Calvinism. I certainly disagree with the Presbyterian. I disagree with the Methodists upon their way of Arminian doctrine. Yes, sir, but they both got a truth; but you got to bring it back here where it is the truth. When you run out there, you run wild with it. Certainly.