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WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE SHOULD WE BE?
EARLY.SPIRITUAL.EXPERIENCES_ HAMMOND.IN SUNDAY_ 52-0713A,. E-64 Now, what more? Now, look. If the world calls us crazy. If the world thinks that we are just about half off up here... Look. Because that those signs appeared just where I'm at, and this Angel of the Lord, and so forth, that doesn't mean that it's just me, friends. What does that mean? What is God trying to get to you? He's trying to get to you to this, that I am telling you the truth. He's a vindicating me by His truth. See what I mean? And I'm telling you of Jesus Christ, and He's coming down confirming that I'm telling the truth. What kind of people should we be? Patriarchs has longed to see this day. Wesley, Moody, Sankey, Finney, Knox, Calvin, all of them longed for this day. And here we set today, scared to move. Oh, my, my, my.
Because the world makes fun of you, because you got something out there, people criticize you. They did the same thing about Israel. Didn't the false prophet Balaam, thought surely that God would curse Israel, because they'd done just about as much as the holiness churches done today. Every unclean thing that could be done, and could be done, they did it. But Balaam failed to see the blood on the altar. He failed to see the atonement made that was standing between Israel. And here's where it is today. People, you are God called and chosen. I'm not ashamed to take myself with you. I'm numbered with you. "In the way that's called heresy, so worship I the God of our fathers."
WORD.BECAME.FLESH.INDIA.TRIP_ JEFF.IN V-26 N-5 SUNDAY_ 54-1003M, 180 Now, you can express it by mental conception, but if it becomes a real revelation of God, that you see it before it happened, and express it in word form, that word takes a hold and becomes material: a thought expressed. Oh, my, how God could... See? If your heart and your mind is so, and infilled with God's Spirit, until your thoughts become His thoughts... Amen. There you are. When your mind, and your leading, and your guiding, becomes a direct place, or a direct inspiration of the Holy Spirit that's moving your mortal being... OWhat kind of people should we be? If the very Holy Spirit has you so h, my.
embodied or empowered, that you don't use your own thoughts, you don't use your own mind, you don't use your own opinion; but the Holy Spirit has you so built, until your thoughts and your being is God's Spirit expressing Itself through you, what kind of a church would we be?
What kind of a people would it be, this morning, if this Branham Tabernacle, this morning, was so filled with the Presence of God, why, when you didn't even use your own mind, didn't even use your own thoughts, didn't even have no alternative of your own, but just to be led by the Spirit...?
HE.SWORE.BY.HIMSELF_ JEFF.IN V-26 N-11 SUNDAY_ 54-1212
207 God, by sovereign election has called Abraham's seed. Then if that type of Life that was on the inside of that blood Cell was upon Abraham, who called the impossible possible, called the impossibles that they would be, because God said so, what kind of people are the seed of Abraham? Oh, don't--don't miss this. Please don't. I feel it coming from the top of my head. Looky. Look.
Then if you are Abraham's seed, you can't dispute with God. Abraham's seed is a part of this Spirit. For God gave Abraham a sign of circumcision, cutting off the flesh, for a witness He had received him. In this last days, has took the Holy Ghost and circumcised every believer, of cutting off all doubts and unbelief, to believe God's Word is pure and holy, and It's the Truth. Circumcision, cutting away all unbelief, everything, cutting loose every shore line, saying, "God, I believe You, live or die, sink or drown. It's Your Word. I believe It." Then, see what I mean?
SEVEN.COMPOUND.NAMES.OF.JEHOVAH_ CHICAGO.IL THURSDAY_ 55-0120, E-21 And every prophecy, everything that I know of that I can see in the Scripture has been fulfilled, already waiting for the coming of the Lord. And as I said last night, I believe that the coming of the Lord Jesus, second coming, is past due, already past due. And like it was in the days of Noah, the long-suffering, God waited not willing any should perish. And He's just waiting, waiting now with His long-suffering that His coming already past due, waiting to get the Church in order so the second coming can take place. What about that friend?
What kind of people ought we to be? To realize that this day may be the last day that we'll ever be mortal. Tomorrow we may be immortal. This is the only day we may ever have in our life, the last meeting we'll ever set together, and work for the Kingdom of God. How ought this meeting to be conducted tonight then? With the very highest of reverence, that with all of our hearts, we're leaning to the Lord Jesus to give us every soul that's here that isn't converted, to help do something that'll cause the unbeliever and the lukewarm to look on and receive the Lord Jesus Christ.
LAMB.AND.THE.DOVE_ LA.CA MONDAY_ 56-0917
E-19 What kind of people should we be, Holy-Ghost filled, though we are, pilgrims and strangers. How ought we to conduct our lives and selves, not like the rest of the world, but separate ourselves from the things of the world. Keep our chin up, as it was, because there's one thing we know: We are sons and daughters of the King. Now, a king's daughter doesn't act immorally, and she doesn't dress that way. She represents herself to the public in her dignity, because she's a king's daughter. Amen.
So there's a man when he is the king's son... There's the way back to the Azusa Street experience: Conduct ourselves as sons and daughters of God, not dress like the world, act like the world, and talk like the world, stay home on Wednesday night to see the--all these programs and so forth that Hollywood's putting on. We have nothing to do with Hollywood.
We are borned again Pentecostal experience. Hollywood has its place of entertainment. We have our place of entertainment. Theirs is in the world and ours is in Christ. But we can't pattern after them; let's pattern after Christ, and act like Him and love Him.
MINISTRY.EXPLAINED_ CHICAGO.IL MONDAY_ 56-1001
E-20 But I am so happy tonight to know this, as a poor illiterate man, but yet I am so thankful to know this, that beyond one shadow of doubt, I know that this is His Word; and He's just the same; and He's alive tonight, and all other gods are--are failures. And there's no other God outside of Almighty God and the Lord Jesus Christ which is His Son was God made manifest in flesh.
They... And it is true, and by God's grace through His Divine gift we can prove that beyond one shadow of doubt.
And then what kind of people should we be when we see that proved to us. When Jesus promised, when He was here on earth. Now, we'll watch Him as He goes in His ministry, just for a few moments. This is for the newcomers.
As He moved in His ministry, we found out He wasn't born a king, or He was a King when He was born, but not a--a earthly king. He was a heavenly King. And He wasn't received when He was born, by the earth.
GREATER.THAN.SOLOMON.IS.HERE_ PHOENIX.AZ THURSDAY_ 57-0228, E-35 And we sometimes set back in our little religious camping shell, and wouldn't walk across the street to find out whether it was right or not. Then what will this generation come to in the day of judgment? When Jesus had just said, "Speak against Me, the Son of man, call me a devil or a Beelzebub, and it will be forgiven you, but when the Holy Ghost is come, speak against that will never be forgiven you."... Then what kind of people should we be? Now, we must be very reverent.
WHAT.THINK.YE.OF.CHRIST_ PHOENIX.AZ SUNDAY_ 57-0303E
E-28 "William Branham, what's your opinion?" Oh, my. If I had ten million tongues to speak with, I could never express my thoughts to Him. Laying yonder on the bed, come up out of a sinful family, and the doctors looked at me and said, "You got three minutes to live." And all of a sudden Something passed my way; it was the blessed Son of God Who saved me from sin, and healed my blinded eyes, and put me out to preach the Gospel.
Oh, how I love Him, how I adore Him. I couldn't express what I think of Him. What kind of people ought we to be?
Sometime ago down in the south they used to buy slaves, and they would sell them just like you do on the--the market of cars. And a buyers would come by, and buy those people and sell them from one place to another. And one day a slave buyer came by. And those slaves were very disheartened because they were away from their home. They would have to whip them with whips to make them work. They'd never go back to see their loved ones no more; they were slaves. And they were so discouraged.
WHAT.THINK.YE.OF.CHRIST_ PHOENIX.AZ SUNDAY_ 57-0303E
E-31 What kind of people ought we to be? How should we conduct ourselves? We are sons and daughters of a King, not a king, but the King: Jesus Christ the Son of the living God Who is the King of kings.
Let us pray. Our heavenly Father, it is with humble hearts that we embrace Thy Word. And we give to Thee the very adoration of our innermost being, because Thou has redeemed us, and we are not redeemed by corruptible things as money. We are redeemed by the precious Blood of God, Who has purchased us through His only begotten Son the Lord Jesus.
And I believe tonight that He is God's only begotten Son, that He died for the propitiation of our sins. "And He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquity; and the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed." I embrace that tonight and say, "He is the virgin born Son of God."
JEHOVAH.JIREH_ PHOENIX.AZ SATURDAY_ 57-0309E
E-62 And how many out there is going to join with me and pray with me now? Up in the balcony? See? All you people look up there. There's at least a thousand people here tonight. I judge, that many, anyhow. I'm a poor judge, but say, there's a thousand people here. There'll be a thousand prayers going for you at once, all the children of God. Look here, what kind of people, everyone of you that's born again raise your hand. See what... God's got to hear it. Now, He said, "Where two or three are gathered in My Name, I'll be in their midst." He's here. Now, a little vindication of that, may the Lord God of heaven grant it for the glory of God.
Brother Moore, you stand there and the next two, three, or four passes through, you see I just get a touch of weakness, then you start the line coming.
HEAR.YE.HIM_ CHATTANOOGA.TN SATURDAY_ 58-0301E
E-32 And He taken these three witnesses with Him because God was going to do something great. Jesus never idles. Every Word was for a meaning. And we're taught by the Bible not to have vain repetition and not to have idle words. "Let your yes be yes and your no, no, for anything more than this cometh to sin."
What kind of people would--should--should we be then? We should be sober, ready, always looking and waiting for the leading of the Holy Spirit. Christians is the salt of the earth. And salt will save if it contacts.
WHY.ARE.WE.NOT.A.DENOMINATION?_ JEFF.IN V-11 N-7 SATURDAY_ 58-0927, 230 Now, how--what kind of people ought we to be? Now, notice how these things take place. Now, those who He foreknew, He called; those who He called, He justified; those... When? Before the foundation of the world, before the world ever began. Now, if we could take this Scripture and really justify it, we'd take hours on it, but we--we don't want to do that. But all this unrighteousness here, is righteousness perverted to unrighteousness. That's what the Devil does.
Now, when you come to the age of accountability, and you know what's wrong and right, you're supposed to turn from your wrong. Because you're born in sin, shaped in iniquity, come to the world speaking lies, that you're--you're actually born as a sexual desire, and then you must be borned again in order to receive a new birth to enter into Heaven. Because this kind of a birth you have here...
You see where the Jehovah Witness would be so far wrong there, to think that the new birth is the resurrection of the body. You see? It couldn't be. See? It's got to be something...
SUDDEN.SECRET.GOING.AWAY.OF.CHURCH_ JEFF.IN SUNDAY_ 58-1012, E-34 We see sign posts in the world that she's ready for judgment. We see signs and wonders in the church, great things taking place. What kind of people should we be? Ready at the moment, for we don't know when He's coming. "Be ye also ready for you know not what minute or hour your Lord does come." Be ready, for you can't get ready then. For He said you could not.
PATMOS.VISION_ JEFF.IN ROJC 69-130 SUNDAY_ 60-1204E
269 Oh, it's breathtaking, friend. See Him standing there in the supreme--the supremity of His Deity. He's the Judge, the Priest, the King, the Eagle, the Lamb, the Lion, the Alpha, the Omega, the Father, Son, Holy Ghost; He that was, which is, and shall come. Tread out the winepress of the fierceness of God, and pleased everything, until God said at the cross... When He raised up, He said, "It's finished." Pleased God so, till the Spirit that left Him come back on Easter morning and picked Him up and rose Him again for our justification.
There John looked up and saw Him standing there with feet of brass, eyes like flames of fire running to and fro throughout the earth. Daniel saw Him seven hundred years before that in the same position, the same kind, same Man standing there, the Ancient of days, and One like the Son of man that joined in with Him, and all judgment was committed to Him, stand at the white throne judgment.
Seeing these things, what kind of people ought we to be, friends? God bless you is my prayer. See? You love Him? You believe Him? Have you anchored your soul in Him?
REV.CHAP.5.PT1.BRUISED.SERPENT_ JEFF.IN ROJC 717-746 SUNDAY_ 61-0611, 105 But now, now, they've been all those years until now, now we have the Earnest of our inheritance. Oh, my, my. What do we have? We have the evidence that God lives. We have the evidence that God is with us. We have the evidence that God has not forsaken us, that we are His and He is ours, because we, in our bodies we now tabernacle the Holy Spirit of God that cries out, "Abba, Father." And there's nothing can ever take that away. We are anchored in Christ.
Now, the trees does not have it; nature does not have it; but yet we are still groaning with them because as yet we haven't received the fulness of our adoption. But we have the Earnest of it, that we were picked up from the things of the world and now become sons and daughters of God. What kind of people should we be? Oh, my, when we think of that... Think of it.
Now, we have the Earnest; our spirit's groaning for the full adoption, but now we have the Earnest of it. As we receive the Holy Spirit, It is the Earnest of our complete adoption or complete salvation. Oh, how beautiful. I just love that. All right.
EVER.PRESENT.WATER_ JEFF.IN V-14 N-6 SUNDAY_ 61-0723M
154 Then what kind of people ought we to be, having faith in this great redeeming Christ that lives in us, this smitten Rock that never leaves the church? "I am with you always, even to the end of the world," the ever-Presence of the great gusher of salvation and power that poured forth from Calvary into the church, the ever-Presence of the living God, great flowing, smitten Rock that goes with us in our journey.
EASTER.SEAL_ PHOENIX.AZ V-2 N-6 SATURDAY_ 65-0410
19-4 It's the Holy Spirit today hunting out honest hearts that will believe that message. Everything in the Bible that was promised is to that believer; and when you accept it in its fullness, then God knows that you'll do it; He gives you the abstract to that. And then, every promise that's made is in your possession, and the Holy Spirit's there to quicken that to you. Oh, my. What a--what kind of people should we be? How wonderful to see that God's great Holy Spirit here to do that power. Think of it.
When the Holy Ghost Itself, here to bear record of this hour. Jesus said so. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. How dare any man to wipe that out of there. "The works that I do shall you do also. (John 14:12) These signs shall follow them that believe." That is the assurance.
STATURE.OF.A.PERFECT.MAN_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-18 SUNDAY_ 62-1014M, 6-1 Bless us now, Father, as we study Thy Word. We want to know what kind of people we must be in order to be there. Help us today in this school, that we might have the great Master Teacher with us, the Holy Spirit, that would come down and reveal Himself to us by His Word. For we ask it in His Name and for His glory. Amen.