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1Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Let us pray...
2Notice the Apostle Paul is telling us that the life he now that he has died to self he is living by the faith or the revelation of the Son of God. Not his revelation of the son of God, the revelation the son of God had. And what was that revelation? It was though he die to self and go to the cross, yet God will raise him up. And God did raise Him up.
3And this same apostle tells us in Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies(Shall make your mortal bodies come alive to His Word) by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify (die to) the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; (he says, listen, there is nothing to fear about, he is supreme control) because ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 Therefore The Spirit itself (God's own Spirit) beareth witness with your spirit, that you are the children of God:
5Notice, brother Branham said in his sermon Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed 147 Notice, God holds this key alone. No theologian can tell you. It's not known; it's hid from them. They know nothing about it. So the schools... "Well," you say, "I got a Ph. LL.D." You only make... To me and I believe unto God and to any real, true believer, that means you're just that much farther away; you just backed off. God is not known by education; He's not known by how to explain it. God is known by simplicity and of revelation of Jesus Christ in the most illiterate person. See? Not your theology; it's a revelation of Jesus Christ. "Upon this rock, I'll build My Church." No other rock's accepted; no other thing's accepted; no other Roman rock; no other Protestant rock; no other school; no other nothing; but on exactly the revelation of Jesus Christ in a new birth. He born in there and injects His own Life, and your life is gone, and the Life of Christ is projecting Itself through you with the preeminences to the people that they see the very Life, and works, and signs and wonders that He did is doing the same thing through you. Outside of that, the rest of it's not even called to at all.
9Now, remember we have already established that Faith is a Revelation earlier in this series, where brother Branham said in his Rapture Sermon, "Faith is a revelation, something that is revealed to you."
10We also established that the revelation of Jesus Christ is "the One Faith of the One Lord" which is Jesus Christ. Therefore the Faith of the Son of God is the Revelation of Jesus Christ. The same revelation he had himself knowing he was God's son, you now know that you too are God's son and the very same life that lived out in him is living itself out in you. That is Romans 8:11 and John 14:12.
11That is 2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, (this word to know was translated from the Greek word epi-ginosko which means "a knowing based upon experience", in other words, "an experiential knowing or knowledge".
12Therefore it is not a mental thing at all, but rather it is "a personal awareness that brings understanding".) and of Jesus our Lord, (so it is not just a knowledge based upon the knowledge of God but also of His Son Jesus Christ and the relationship that develops from such knowledge).
13Then the apostle Peter tells us 3 According as his (God's) divine power (And there is only One Divine and that Is God, and having His Divine power ) hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, (which is God likeness. And that comes) through the knowledge of him (throught he epi-ginosko of Him, through the experiential relationship we have entered in with Him) that hath called us to glory (to Doxa, to God's opinions, values and judgments) and virtue: (which comes from a Greek word which means a fully mature sonship.) 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: (words of promise) that by these (words of promise) ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
14Notice then the Word of God brings with it the true nature of God Himself, because it is the seed of God as Jesus tells us in Matthew 13:10-17 and Mark 4:14 that tells us the seed that was sown is the word of God.
16So we are looking at what brother Branham tells us about concerning this Revelation of Jesus Christ is in the new birth. Then he says, He (who is this he that he is talking about? He's talking about the very life of Christ Itself. That's Romans 8:11 he is referring to.
18That is exactly what the Apostle Paul told us in Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, (the word is phaneroo there and means "to manifest in ones true character". So when Christ comes to manifest in His true character, we are told) then (when? When Christ is manifesting in His true character) then, at that same time, so shall ye also appear (phaneroo, so shall you at that same time manifest in your true character) with him (not separately, but together you shall manifest as he manifests) in glory.(in Doxa, in the same opinions, value, and judgments)
19How can this be? because "you are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God." And so when he appears you appear, when he manifests you manifest, because it is not your old self manifesting but you are a new creation IN Christ Jesus. YOu are Him. Paul said I am dead, but yet I am living, but the life that is living in me is not Paul's old self, but rather it is Christ that is living in me.
20Again listen to what Brother is telling us here. He said "Christ Jesus, His very own Life has been injected into the believer and He, Christ Jesus is born into your vessel. And on top of all that, he says and your own life is gone. And how does he say we receive this injection of Christ-Life into our vessel in order for that injected Life to come to birth in our vessel? He says "God injects it by the revelation of Jesus Christ."
21Now, remember we have shown you many times that the definition of revelation is "Manifestation of Divine truth." So we are not talking about an intellectual thing here when we speak of revelation, but we are talking about the Holy Spirit, the same Life that was in Jesus being injected into you and as it begins to manifest Its own Life in you, you become aware that it is not you, but God who is now taking over your own being.
22So I want you to think in terms of the revelation of Jesus Christ as being an inoculation. God takes His Word "which is sharper than any two edged sword" and He "injects into you the very life of His own Son." And in doing so, you receive the very same revelation or manifestation of Divine Truth that expressed Itself in the Life of Jesus Christ the son of God. Therefore thee Faith he lived by you now live by. The very revelation of His Sonship to God that he lived by you now live by. In other words revelation cannot be an intellectual affair, because that would negate the Life and Grace and Peace that comes from the experiential knowing the Father as Jesus knew the Father.
24And brother Branham says, He (Christ's very own Life) born in there (in where? in you) and injects His own Life (injects his own life where? In you) , and your life is gone, (it is not you and Jesus, it is Jesus alone who is living in you.)
25As we just read where the apostle Paul said in Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. and then he tells us that Christ is our Life, and when he manifests we manifest.
26Now, when Paul tells us that our life is hid with Christ, the word hid was translated from a Greek word that means to hide by covering, hidden as though covered. So Christ Jesus, His own Life expressed in you is actually what hides your own life that "was born in sin, shaped in iniquity and came to the world speaking lies." Then it is not just as though we join up with Jesus, but it actually means this union with Christ takes you out of the way, and brings his life into the preeminent position and preeminent expression in your being.
27Right now I could just start running around the room, oh my this gives me so much energy. And after all, he said in verse 3 "For ye are dead", and if you are dead then what kind of an expression does a dead man have? A dead man doesn't retaliate does he? Dead horses don't kick, and dead men don't fight back. Then if you want to know if you are truly dead to self and your life is covered over by Jesus Christ, give yourself the Word test.
(3) Ye are dead, and your life is hid (covered) with Christ in God. And if your life is covered with Christ it is because you have put on Christ. And who is Christ? He is the Word.
28Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Then he says in Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, (Shall phaneroo, which means to manifest in ones true identity) then shall ye also appear (phaneroo to manifest in your true identity) with him in glory. With him in doxa, with him in the same opinion, with him in the same values, and with the same judgments. Then he tells us what to do if indeed we are dead and our life is hid with Christ. 5: Mortify therefore your members (See? That means 'kill', 'put to death', 'crucify'. What?) fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.(Notice what he said about 'covetousness'-it's idolatry-worshipping money. See? 3:6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 In the which also you walked sometime, when you lived in them. 8 But now you put off all these things: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication.
29Now, brother Vayle said concerning this scripture: "What is that a sign of, brother/sister? It's a sign of when those things come against us, we're dead to them…let them come. We don't get mad anymore…why? Just take it and let it come. See? Get it out of the way. See?"
30Then Paul concludes in verse 9 Lie not to one another, seeing that you put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him That created him.
Notice in these verses we read where Paul shows us how to die to self. Now that we have died to self, and our life is gone, as brother Branham said, Paul then teaches us what the Life of Christ living in us will do... 13 Forbearing one another, forgiving one another. If any man have a quarrel against any, even as Christ forgave you, so also do to them.
So what is that? That's the cross of Christ! Where Paul said "I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I am living". That's not a man saying, "Well, I'm going to get back at that guy, because he did me..." no, no , no. You are dead and your life is hid with christ, covered over by the life of Christ, and the life you are now living in this body is not your life, but Christ’s life projecting itself out from your vessel. And that is what brother Branham said next...
31“and the Life of Christ is projecting Itself through you with the preeminences to the people that they see the very Life, and works, and signs and wonders that He did is doing the same thing through you.
33So what we are looking at here is a life that covers over your own life and this new life projects itself out from your vessel like a projector projects what is on the film outwardly for all to see, and the whole purpose of the projecting of what is on the film is to make visible to all what is hidden within the projector.
35In Matthew 5:14 Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
373 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. How can you be poor in spirit and yet be called blessed, it doesn't make sense if you read this without the Holy Ghost. But what he is saying is the less you have of self the more room you have for Christ in you which is your hope of glory. which is your hope of coming into full Doxa.
39In other words, when you have finally died to yourself, and your life is covered by Christ there is nothing left for you to show the world of yourself, and the only thing you have worth showing the world is Christ Himself who gives you the victory.
40Notice the second place to find yourself blessed. Jesus says in verse 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Let's read that this way... 4 “You’re blessed when you've finally come to the place where you’ve lost what you thought was most dear to you, yourself, Only to find you now reflect the One most dear to you.Christ Himself.
41I always wondered why it was so difficult to die, until I began to see Christ Living His own Life in me, and the more I saw of Him, the less I wanted to see of my own self. God promised to turn our mourning into joy? And that's how He does it.
42Our third blessing comes with these words, 5 Blessed are the meek (the meek are the humble): for they shall inherit the earth. In finding our place in God's word, we find our true humility, for "true humilty is knowing your place in the Word", and if the Word is God, then it is knowing your place in God. And when we knowingly embrace our Sovereign God, it is then we realize how little we are, and when we enter into this true humility, is when we die to self and let Christ have the preeminence in our life. That is when we become truly rich and as he said, those who enter into this condition are those who will receive their inheritance.
The next blessing comes as Jesus tells us 6 " Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: (right-wise-ness) for they shall be filled." he is blesses when he hungers and thirsts for knowing what is right' And that is the oppostite of the laodicean condition who feel they are in need of nothing. No, brothers and sisters, when we hunger and thirst it is because we long to have more of Him and acknowledge that we do not have enough.
437 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. When you have come to the place where you are more concerned for others than you are for yourself, then you have come to the place when you have not only obtained mercy, but you are projecting mercy.
448 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Pure in heart, pure as in nothing in the way that would pollute what you see and what you hear. And when you look with the eyes of God and hear with the ears of God, then you shall see God. For you have become like God because you are projecting God.
45And brother Branham said, Why cry speak 63-0714M P:65 Moses saw this by a vision and Pharaoh said that, "This is great."God said, "It's an abomination." So Moses chose what God said. Now, notice, faith sees what God wants you to see. See? Faith sees what God sees, and reasoning and senses see what the world wants you to see.
46Results of decision 55-1008 P:24 Faith sees what God says. Faith don't see any symptoms at all. Faith refuses to see symptoms. You say, "Well, Brother Branham, if they are there, shouldn't we say they're there?" "No. No, sir."
47Why cry speak 63-0714M P:63 For, you see, faith sees what God wants done. Oh I hope this goes in. Faith doesn't look at the present time. Faith doesn't see this here. Faith looks to see what God wants, and works accordingly. That's what faith does.
It sees what God wants, and what God wants done, and faith operates through that. Faith is a long range vision. It don't lower its sights. It holds to the target. Amen. Any good shooter knows that (See?), that it's long range; it's a telescope; it's a binocular that you don't look around here; you don't use binoculars to look to see what time it is. See? You don't use that, but you use binoculars to look away off, and faith does that. Faith picks up God's Binoculars, both of them, both sides, the New and Old Testament and sees every promise that He made, and faith sees it out yonder. And faith chooses that, regardless of what the present tense says here. He looks at the end. He don't drop his sights down to look this way; he looks out yonder. He keeps the crosshair dead center on the Word. That's what faith does. That's the faith that's in a man that does those things.
489 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. “You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family. That is when you have come to maturity as a Christ-Like person, a true Christian which means Christ-Like.
4910 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution from others. Because God uses that persecution to drive you even deeper into His will and mind and reflection.
5011 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. In other words, count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit the reflection of Christ they see in you. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and has made them uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens for though they don’t like it, That is God they don't like that they are seeing in you! And all heaven is watching and applauding. And you must know that when this happens you are in good company. God's prophets and witnesses have always found themselves in this kind of opposition.
5112 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. In other words, instead of looking at the opposition, your focus should be on the reward.
52Then jesus says, 13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. In other words, you are here to be a salt-seasoning to brings out the God-flavors in this earth, and if you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.
53And then jesus says, 14 Ye are the light of the world. You are here to be light, bringing out the God-spectrum in the world. As public as "A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid, so uyour lives are to be open and on display for all to see, for when they see you and your life is hid in Christ, they will see Christ only and Him crucified. 15 And if men do not light a candle, to put it under a bushel, why would you think I would do so? No, I've made you a candlestick; and your candlestick gives light unto all that are in the house to see. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and that they through seeing your good works might glorify your Father which is in heaven, because when they see you, they will only see me. 17 Think not that I have come to destroy the law, or the prophets: No, I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill the law, and my light in you and my Life working in you to will and to do will bring to fulfilment the Law of God written not with ink but written with my Spirit living and abiding in you.
54In Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed pp.148 brother Branham says, "Watch God's great revelation unfolding. By lack of this revelation is why we have so many different divisions among us and so much mockery, so much division among us, is because the people lack that revelation. See, they lack that revelation: the teachers...
55And then in pp. 150 brother Branham said, "And Paul, this great intellectual man, never tried to express his great theological terms upon the people. He humbly accepted the Word of the Lord, and he lived the Word so that it expressed It. He lived so, so godly until they seen Jesus Christ in him so much, till they wanted his handkerchief to take it and lay it upon the sick. There's the Life of Christ. Not what some... "Oh, you see, Elijah done that a long time ago, laid his stick, but oh, that was the days of Elijah." Now, the world thought that. The intellectual priest and things, and churches of that day thought that, but to them believers, they knew different. They seen the revelation of Christ that was in Elijah: same thing was in Paul, expressed the same kind of Life, 'cause he was a prophet. See? He foretold things that happened exactly the way it was, and they knew that was God's identification of a prophet. And they knew that he was God's prophet. You couldn't shake them from it at all.
56Now, listen brothers and sisters, Elijah was a man filled with the spirit of Christ and when he laid his body upon the body of that dead boy, and placed his hands on the boys hands and his lips upon the boys lips, and breathed into that body the breath of life, that boy came to life again. And when Elisha was anointed with a double portion of that same Spirit of what Elijah had, yet he did everything just as Elijah had done before him. But when he died he was so full of that quickening power in him, that when he finally died himself they threw a man's body one day upon his bones that laid in that grave and up scrambled that man out of that pit because his lifeless body had come into contact with that quickening power of God and made him alive again.
57And we have a promise from God himself in Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
58And we know the body that is dead is a corpse and no longer a mortal body, so Paul is talking about this body that we live in now which is capable of dying. He's not talking about the millennium, he's talking about the body of this death, that God living in the body of this death, can so quicken this body that it will change from mortal to immortal. And why not, if the only immortal kind is living in your body, do you think the body is greater than the life governing that body?
59That's why he continues, 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to self, to live after self. 13 For if ye live after self, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of self, ye shall live. And oh, what a life you shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 Therefore, The Spirit itself will bear witness with your spirit, that you are the children of God:
61152 The same works that Jesus did, Paul did the same. What? What are you talking about brother Branham, we all know that John 14:12 the works of Christ was only for you to do. How can you say that Paul did them?
62Now, show me where Paul didn't. And if you believe Paul did then why do you hold onto your theology that John 14:12 speaks of only one person William Branham. And brother Branham himself said the works Jesus did Paul did the same works. Let me read it again... "The same works that Jesus did, Paul did the same".
63Now, you all have the books, is that not what he said? But did Paul have the sign of Messiah like William Branham and Jesus had? He cast out spirits, but when did Paul talk to someone like Jesus did to the woman at the well and tell them the very thoughts and intents of their heart. So sign of Messiah is not John 14:12 or brother Branham was wrong when he said Paul did the works of Christ.
Sign of Messiah is not the works of Christ. Sign of Messiah is in the mind and heart, it is not an action. The works are "ergon", that means work, labor, something you do. Not something that is shown you in a vision. That's Hebrews 4:12 not John 14:12. Paul said, "your life is dead, and hid or covered by the life of Christ, and thus the bride is to become a perfect reflection of the very life of Christ to this generation.
64When we look back at men like Columba and Martin who saw something in the life of Elijah that those men themselves laid their own bodies upon dead men and those dead men came back to life, and William Branham even laid his body upon a man who had died with tuberculosis and laid his hands upon his hands and his mouth upon that dead man's mouth and God breathed the breath of life back into that man. and in order to place his mouth on that man's mouth he had to push back inside his mouth the entrails of that man who was death, so that he could place his mouth on that man's mouth.
66Oh, brothers and sisters, are you so afraid to let God use your body when He longs to do it. I've laid hands on men and women full of tuberculosis on a trip to Africa and how can you do it if you fear disease more than you fear God?
67I've had to break ice in Minnesota to baptize in January up there and not even get sick, I've had to do almost the same thing in South Africa during their winter down there a few years ago. Show me one person that has been baptized in a cold lake or stream that got sick because they had to break ice to baptize them. Then what are we so afraid of?
68Brother Branham said, "The same works that Jesus did, Paul did the same. And they seen God, the great Father, that had demonstrated in the burning bush, had demonstrated It to Paul, and here it was being demonstrated; and He's the same in every age. God's threefold manner: yesterday, today, and forever. What? Redeemer in His Church; preeminences in the coming Kingdom. Amen. You see it? Just as perfect as it can be.
69153 Oh, notice. The Holy Ghost is the only Revealer of the Divine revelation of Christ. There's no school can do it; no scholar can do it, no man, how well educated, how godly or anything else; there's no man can do it. I could sting hard here. How many is Christians, born again (raise up your hands), filled with the Holy Ghost? All right. Here we go then. All right. Notice, and He will only do it to the predestinated. That's exactly. "All the Father has given Me will come, and no man can come except the Father give him to Me first."
70Jesus said, Oh, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how oft I would have hovered you like a hen doth her brood but ye would not. So he didn't fuss with them, he just let them go. But God has an elected seed that will grasp the light of the hour, and the threefold revelation that brother Branham is talking abou there, and all have heard and undertsood will come.
71From Rising of the sun 65-0418M P:47 brother Branham said, " He was not only the Mechanics (God's Word), He was the Dynamics to prove It. And if He, being the Groom, the Bride has to come forth, 'cause It's part of Him. And It can only be the manifestation of the fulfilling of all of revelations and the others that spoke of the Bride. And It can only manifest... And if it does something different from the Groom, it isn't the Bride, because She's flesh of His flesh, bone of His bone, Life of His Life, power of His power. She is Him. As man and woman are one, and woman taken from his side, She has taken His Spirit (the feminish Spirit from Him), the flesh from His side, made both mechanics and Dynamics, the Wife--the Spirit of Him and the flesh of Him and put it together and made mechanics and Dynamics.
72And from his sermon Sir we would see Jesus - 63-1112. Pp. 18. Now, according to the Scriptures, we are supposed to be written epistles of Him. The Bible says that we are written epistles. And if, tonight, we would hunger and thirst to see the Lord Jesus Christ, we as Christian believers should reflect His Life, so much, till it would be His entire representative. We should be that. every Christian should be represent and reflect the Life of Jesus Christ. Do you believe that? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] And I believe that every Christian should be reflecting the Life of Christ. (now let me just insert here how brother Branham explains how that we arr to reflect the life of Jesus Christ, notice he says,) He said in Saint John 14:12, "He that believeth on Me, the works I do shall he do also." And then we know that that's true, that we are His representatives. And if we claim that Christ lives in us, and if Christ lives in us, then we should do as Christ did. We should reflect His Life. 19. What if I said tonight that the life of Shakespeare lived in me, or you said Shakespeare lived in you? All right, you'd write the poems that Shakespeare wrote, because Shakespeare lives in you. What if you said Beethoven lived in you? You'd be the great composer that Beethoven was, because Beethoven lives in you. You're not yourself, now you're Beethoven or you're Shakespeare. Then if Christ lives in you (There you are. See?), the Life of Christ you live. See, it's just that way, if He lives in you. But you can't live in there with Him; He's got to live in you. That's sound like it's... He takes your place, and we are supposed to represent Him in every way. 20. Now, we find that the first church did represent Him as written epistles; His Life lived through those people. I can't compare our church today... As hard as it is to say this, as much as I love people, yet you've got to be honest and tell the truth. I can't say that we see in the churches today reflecting Christ in the way that those people did. They knowed that they had been with Jesus. We find in saint... No, I believe it is in Acts the 4th chapter, that we find out that those fishermen, Peter and John, and healing the man at the Gate Beautiful, and was able to answer any question that the Sanhedrin asked of them; yet, they with their ignorance, and unlearned. They could perceive that. They had no education, and they was not trained ministers; they were fishermen. "But they perceived that they had been with Jesus," (See?), because that they were acting the same way He acted on them. 21. You can just live with somebody so long, and around them, until you take up their ways. And it's good for us not to run off and live with the world. But stay with Jesus until we can reflect, His Life be reflected in our life. And that's the way those disciples were. They knew that they had been around Jesus, because they talked like Him, acted like Him, and healed like Him, and every answer was like Him. They was inspired like Him, and they knowed that He was living in them. That's what we should be all the time as believers. They acted like Him, 'cause if you associate with someone so long...
1 John 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; (Notice he that echoes the son echoes eternal life) and he that hath not (he that echoes not) the Son of God hath not (echoes not) life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have (echo) eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
73In closing, brother Branham said in his sermon 63-0714M - Why Cry? Speak! 172 But there is only one real Church, and you don't join It. You're born in It. See? And if you're born in It, the living God works Himself through you, and making Himself known. See? That's where God dwells, in His Church. God goes to Church every day, just lives in Church. He lives in you. You're His Church. You are His Church. You are the Tabernacle that God dwells in. You are the Church of the living God, yourself. And if the living God lives in His living being, then your action is of God; if it isn't, then God isn't in there. He wouldn't make you act like that, when He says in the Word here, His blueprint, "Don't do it," and you go do it. See, that's wrong. When you deny it, then that shows the Life isn't even in you. See? That's right.
74Notice brother Branham said, the living God works Himself through you, and making Himself known, and the apostle Paul said, Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
75In closing let us read form Hebrews 13:20-21 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.