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E-18 So don't expect to know God by education or theology; you know God by being borned again, new birth. The Holy Spirit wrote the Word of God. And He so entangled it in there; He said, "I've hid it from the eyes of the wise and prudent and will reveal it to babes such as will learn." So if you want to know anything, get to be a baby. Don't be too smart.

The way up is down. "He that humbles himself shall be exalted. He that exalts himself shall be brought abase." And I think of writing the Scripture, how the Holy Spirit hid those mysteries in there. And all the Bible schools and seminaries will never be able to pull it out. God knows it alone and will reveal it to who He will. Is that right?


174, I've often heard, say, "Don't never be big in your own sight." If you're big, let it be in God's sight. Be little in your own sight. Every man that humbles himself, God will exalt. But those who exalts themself, God will bring abase. See? Be little.


E-34 Then when he was in that condition, Job looked up to God, and knowed He stood firm upon the burnt offering. He knowed that he'd had a Redeemer that would come someday, and he said, "I'll see Him at the end time."

I want you, just a little between the lines now, to read. As He said, "I've hid It from the eyes of the wise and prudent, and will reveal It to babes." You don't have to be wise; you have... "He that humbles himself shall be exalted; he that exalts himself shall be made abased (See? Be brought down)." So just see how little, and how simple you can live before God if you want to get anything. Sure.

IMPERSONATION.OF.CHRISTIANITY_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 57-0120M, E-28 So through the world educational program... Which is all right; it's all right if you don't leave this out. But man is not drawed to Christ by intellectuals, by theology. The Holy Spirit alone is God's drawing power. The poor will never receive it, and the rich can't, until they become poor of these things of the world.

Christ being rich, become poor, that through His poverty we might be rich. "He that exalts himself shall be abased, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted." They have got the thing topsy-turvy. They are trying to get men into church by intellectual speeches. What we need is not intellectual speeches, but it's baptism of the Holy Spirit with power, and demonstrations, and manifestations of the Spirit, is what we need to bring men to the church. It's the drawing unction of the Holy Spirit.


E-22 I've had the privilege of visiting some great men: King George of England, the late king; King Gustaf of Sweden; and many other great men. The late Willy D. Upshaw, Congressman from the south, here, he was healed in my meetings after being a cripple for sixty-six years; the Lord healed him. And I've had the grand privilege of meeting great men.

Now, if a man is great, when you talk to him, he will make you think that you are the great one. But you take a man that just thinks he's somebody, he's tries to blow hisself up all the time, when he's nobody. Just give him a change of clothes and he's a changed person. But a real big man makes himself small. That shows that the God of heaven made Hisself a foot-washer to mankind. The way up is down. "He that humbles himself shall be exalted."


E-27 Now. So it... This king got along fine until he found out that all the nations was fearing him. He'd become largely populated; his kingdom got built up; and he got lifted up in his heart with pride. You see, we're just... "I'm just a big man now," and that's the way out. The way up is down. How do you know which is up or down? 'Cause if the world's standing in space, how do you know which is up or down? So always, he that humbles himself, God will exalt; he that exalts himself, God will bring to abase. He'll bring him down.


27-1 {154} Now, they--they were--they were too smart to believe such a simple message. It wasn't polished enough for their scientific researches that they'd had. It wasn't--it wasn't brilliant, the message wasn't enough for their educational program that they had in that day. See? They'd studied to know that there was a God; and they studied to know that He was great; and they tried to build themselves up great with Him, when the way up is always down.

Now, who knows whether the North Pole is the North or the South Pole is the North, or the North Pole is the South, the South Pole the North? Which is up and which is down? We're hanging in space. We say, "The North Pole's up." How do you know? The South Pole might be North. See, you don't know. So let's remember...

In this words, said, "Then how would you say, Brother Branham, that up is down? On the basis of Jesus Christ's Word. He said, "He that humbles himself shall be exalted, but he that exalts himself shall be abased," be brought down. So then, actually, up is down, and down is up.


E-11 And God raised Him up, and put Him so high above every heaven, until He has to stoop over to look to heaven. That's what God did for Him. So if you want to be exalted, humble yourself. And if you exalt yourself, you'll be brought down low.


E-79 The lady hasn't raised her head. Her faith pulled several times. I looked at it, then I seen the Light move and stand right over her. You realize I'm looking in two worlds now, at you in another one, another dimension. There It stood over her. I want her, while she's got her hand up, you was pressing hard tonight, wasn't you, sister, trying to humble yourself to receive healing? And you was praying, "God, let this be my night." If that's true, then you wave your hand back and forth. If that's... See, there she is.

ABRAHAM'S.COVENANT.CONFIRMED_ LONG.BEACH.CA FRIDAY_ 61-0210, E-4 And when she come to the platform, the Holy Spirit came down, and begin to talk to her, and tell her where she was from: told her she had a--a mother or somebody, way down in this (What is this city just below the border here? The... Tijuana.) Tijuana, down in there, and how she was sick, and said within so many days she'd get the letter that she was all right and well again. And as soon as He started that, then the Holy Spirit moved right out through them white people out in there, and went out along in there, and picked out everyone of those Mexican people that couldn't even speak one word of English, healed every one of them, so that was it. Expectation. See? You--if you get to a place where you just humble yourself, don't ask, just--just be humble, then God will go to work. He will... It's His--when He will really work.


E-55 But you know, He don't always come the way we think He comes. See? He comes so humble. The people's got it all fixed up the way they want Him to come. And we--we walk over humility. And there's where you find God. Scientists today can send a man into space in an orbit, and walk over a blade of grass that he knows nothing about. See? Oh, you got to humble yourself to know God. You've got to get rid of your own ideas and just open up your heart and life to Him. Then He'll make Hisself known.

CHRISTIANITY.VERSUS.IDOLATRY_ JEFF.IN V-8 N-2 SUNDAY_ 61-1217, 20 In studying in the early history of the church, Broadbent's, and Hazeltine's, and many of their comments on it, Nicene Fathers... And yesterday I just wound up with the complete life of Saint Martin that the Catholic church refused to canonize; God did that. So they... Of his great life, and how that the same signs and wonders followed that man right down through his life, how he raised two dead people, cast out evil spirits, spoke in unknown tongues, and seen visions and things, and what a great man. But yet, in the very secret of his power was in humility before God. And we find today that the church, yet teaching its power and teaching the signs to follow the believer, yet we find them puffed out, "big me, little you," and that. It--it isn't like the early Church. You see? They were humble, and kind to one another, and sweet, understanding.

CHRISTIANITY.VERSUS.IDOLATRY_ JEFF.IN V-8 N-2 SUNDAY_ 61-1217, 283 I'm so glad of that. Aren't you? Aren't you glad to be one of them? Just one of them, one of them humble people that just emptied yourself out, come down, not before an idol, before a living God, not before an organization and put your name on a book, before a living God; not to recite a creed, but to let the Word become flesh in you. See, that's it. And humbled yourself. And then through that, He exalted you up above; not to be heady, high-minded, say "I'm this, that, or the other," but in humility, sweetness, and "How did He ever save a wretch like me? And how did He ever do it?" That's the way the real Christian feels. Don't you believe that? Oh, He is so real.

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