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2We also read several wonderful quotes where he defined who the "he" is in John 14:12 when he said in pp. 68 of Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed "St. John 14:12, He said, "He (he, anybody)--he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also.” Notice these are not my words but brother Branham said the "he" means anybody. So if they want to argue against a vindicated prophet let them. You can't change those who do not wish to be changed anyway.
3And then in pp. 136 "They said, "We received the Holy Ghost when we believed." The Bible said, "Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?" There's the difference. See? That's right. See? And they say, "We're the Catholic church. We started early; we did this." The Methodist say, "We are based upon the Bible." Jesus said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." Now, where's it at? Uh-huh, see, right. "The works that I do shall you do also," every creature, every person that believes in Him. Now, where's it at? That's His Words. "Heavens and earths will pass away, but My Word shall never fail." Now, where's it at? See?
4And again in pp. 212 Notice. And the "Father that sent Me" went with Him. The Jesus that sends us goes in... "A little while and the world won't see Me no more, yet ye shall see Me, for I (personal pronoun, 'I 'the Person, Jesus) will be with you, even in you to the end of the world". "The works that I do shall you do also." Now, go back and see what He done; then see what you do, and then compare yourself."
5In his Message, Questions and Answers COD 64-0830M P:167 373. William Branham reads a question and he answers it very, very clearly. “And will every true believer do the works that Jesus said, as stated in St. John 14:12 (Not exactly. No.): heal the sick, cast out devils, raise the dead (I don't think that's in St. John 14, but it's all right. It's Mark 16.), or is this only to be Elijah? Must the believer do all that, that really believe? And if he really is a real believer, will he raise the dead and do great miracles? Now, that is among the believers. See? Every man doesn't have those gifts, and that don't mean that just one person will do it; there'll be groups of people. Like for instance, what if we had a little girl here in the church, or a little boy, or somebody that we love real well, and life would go out of them. The whole church would get together, and they'd go to pray and fasting: "Lord, have mercy on that child." See? God could raise it up. How many ever read the Nicene Fathers and them? You know, that's the way they did it in the early church. They'd all get together, you know, and even raise up their pastor sometime and different ones like that, if God seen fit to do it; but they did it.
6From Brother Branham's sermon, Faithful Abraham 59-0415E P:69 He says, "not just for the apostles, but to the end of the world. "The works that I do shall you do also. More than this shall you do for I go to My Father." And then the Holy Spirit wasn't only in one Person; it's in the entire church universal doing the same works that Jesus did. Hallelujah. I challenge the world to believe that. And you'll see a revival break through this country. You'll see Divine healing and the power of Almighty God. He's here now.
7We also showed last night how br. Branham tied together John 14:12 with John 20:21 showing the reason the believer would be able to do the works that Jesus did is because he promised to not only send us but go with us and be in us just as God sent him and went in Him. For after all, as Nicodemus said to Jesus, "no man can do the things you do except God be with him."
8Then right before wee closed last night we began to address the question, "what are the works of Christ" that the believers are supposed to do according to Jesus promise in John 14:12. We began by looking at the very first work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers.
10Notice they asked Jesus point blank "what are the works of God" and Jesus said the first thing in order to be able to do the works of God, is that you must first of all believe the one that God sends. That's number one.
11And of course that lines up with the definition brother Branham gave us of John 20:21 is John 14:12, because unless you believe the One he sends you are not a believer. So how could you do the works if he is addressing only the believer.
12Notice Jesus himself said, "I came to do the works of my Father and to do His Will." And he said I am here to make sure I do not loose any whom God has given to me. That is a sign of a Good Shepherd. To make sure the ones God gave him to lead and guide all make it. That should be the most important thing we do, to look out for one another to make sure we do not loose any God has given to us.
13God in His Word - 57-0323 "And as the Father sent Him and went with Him, He's sending us, and going with us, and performing the works of Christ as Christ performed the works of God, going with us through death, and raise us up at the last day. God's in His people."
14Hear ye Him - 60-0712 That's the way Christ is doing to His Church. He's beating it, and turning it, and beating it, and turning it, and beating it. How dare a preacher to be sissy enough not to tell the Word of God and tell men and women when they're living wrong. Tell them it's wrong to wear these immoral clothes. It's wrong to smoke cigarettes. It's wrong to stay home from church. It's wrong to go to gambling, and racing, and carrying on the way the church is doing today, and playing lotteries and things. God forbid when I have to do that. No, sir. Beat that thing until... Jesus beats it with the Holy Ghost until He sees His own reflection in it. Then you can see the works of Christ being performed in the Church; then she's ready for the rapture.
15Now, listen, one of these days these things I've been hammering on will begin to be seen in a greater measure right here in this little assembly. we've already seen more of God doing supernatural things among us in this little church than any other church I know in this Message, but you wait until this revelation sinks in and what you have seen in potential before you will see in a greater measure and when you begin to see the works of Christ among us like it was in the early church then know one thing, we will be nearing the rapture because then we will be ready for the rapture as brother Branham just said in this last quote we read.
16Stature of a perfect man - 62-1014M When the one that was beating could see his own reflection like a mirror in it. It was clean and clear enough till it reflected the beater. That's the way God does. He takes the gold that He has found in the earth, and He beats it by the Holy Spirit, turn it over, and over, and over, and beating it until He can see His reflection. And that's what we're supposed to do: reflect the Son of God. 60. And now, we're supposed to do His work. He said, "He that believeth on Me..." (St. John 14) "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also." You're beginning to reflect the works of Christ. But so many of us try to do the works of Christ before the reflection of Christ is in us.
17Now, that is the problem I see also, is that we have people who have tried to press into this, and you can't press into it. God is sovereign and no one tells God what He must or must not do. So I believe the real essence of John 14:12 is to have a heart whose motives and objectives are so in tune with God that when God says do, you do. And as brother Branham said, God will not say do until He sees His own Son living in you.
But the great thing is that "God is working in us to will and to do" That is a divine promise of God, and we are promised that we will be conformed to the image of the first born son and we will manifest as sons. So all we need to do is let go and let God.
18He that is in you - 63-1110E But He that is in you is Christ. And if Christ is in you, the works of Christ you'll do, if Christ lives in you. He said so, St. John 14:12, "He that believeth in Me, the works that I do shall he do also." If Christ lived in you... Then Christ is the Word. Is that right? And the Word come to His prophets. See? And if Christ lived in you, the works of Christ would be done through you, the Life of Christ would be lived through you. The works He did, the life He lived, and everything, it would live in you, just like if Shakespeare, Beethoven, or whoever it was, lived in you. If His Life... But if you still living your own life, then your own works you'll do. See? But if you're living the Life of Christ, if Christ is in you, "He that's in you is greater than he that's in the world." If your doubts and flusterations about God's promise is in you, then Christ isn't there. See, you're only worked up. But if the Life, If Christ is living in you, His Word He will recognize and His promise He'll do. See? He'll do.
20God's gifts always find place - 63-1222 Notice now, we find that if He identified... The works that He did identified that He was Deity, showed that He was. For He said, "If I do not the works of My Father, then don't believe Me." And could not the Christian say today, "If I do not the works of my Saviour, believe me not"? See? "As the Father sent Me, so send I you." And if you did the works, creation works of the Father that sent Him, then it's a creation... The Christ the Creator that sends us, does the works of Christ the Creator. See? "As the Father sent Me, so send I you. And if I do not the works of My Father, believe me not." Then the Christian today has got to do the Life that Christ did or we have a right to say, "It's not so."
21Jehovah Jireh 1 - 64-0402 He tore the body of Jesus apart, taking the Spirit, lifted up the body to the right hand of the throne of God, and sent down the other part, the part He tore out, the Spirit, upon us, which is called the Holy Spirit. And the very life that was in Christ is in you. That shows He's your Redeemer. He's adopted you unto God. And now we are sons and daughters of God with the Spirit of Christ. "The works that I do shall you do also. Greater than this shall you do; for I go unto My Father." Amen. 47. The Spirit that was in Him is on you: Eternal Life. He is the Giver of Eternal Life. He is the Redeemer to bring back that which fell in the fall in the human race, to bring back to God. And the Spirit that was in Christ is in you. And if the spirit of a villain was in me, I'd have guns. If the spirit of a artist was in me, I'd paint pictures. If the Spirit of Christ is in me, the works of Christ you'll do. Amen. That's right. 48. The life that is in Him is in you. Transfer the life from anything to another thing.
22Ok, so what are the works of Christ that we will do? Well, as we look into the works of Christ, I think you will be very surprised by what the Scriptures tell you. Things you have been doing when led of the Spirit that you never realized those same things Jesus Christ did as He was led of the spirit as well. Too many people think of miracles but John uses the word signs when speaking or miracles, not works. Works are the daily things you do as you reflect the Spirit of "God working in you to will and to do."
23So, let's look at what works Jesus said that God sent him to do. Because as brother Branham said, "the same God that sent Jesus and went with him, is the same God that sends us and goes with us to do the same works. So if we know what he was called to do, we will know what we are called to do.
24We first see the prophecy in Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath (1) anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to (2) bind up the brokenhearted, (3) to proclaim liberty to the captives, and (4) the opening of the prison to them that are bound; Now, the last 3 deal with a sort of deliverance ministry. Delivering a person from a broken heart, delivering those who have been held captive and setting them free, and showing the open door for those who have been bound as prisoners in their church systems.
25The good tidings he talks about first are defined in the Hebrew dictionary as the following: "to announce the glad news: to preach, or publish, or shew forth, (to bear, to bring, to carry, to preach, to tell the good tidings."
26First he says, I have een called to preach the Gospel, the good news to the poor. Now, as I have said before, placing burdens upon the people and ruling them with a rod of iron is not preaching the good news, but look at the next three parts of his works that God sent him to do and you will see how it is good news.
27The Good news that he preaches to the meek, is the next work of the Holy Ghost where Jesus was anointed to do and that was to "bind up the brokenhearted." That means he was sent to be there to help those whose hearts have been broken, and to bind up or place a compress upon their hearts to keep it from further bleeding and further damage.
28Now, as a Christian we are all called to do this work of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.
292 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Now, if he is the God of all comfort and we are to be conformed to His image, then that is a work of Christ we shall do, comforting one another. And how do we do that? By giving His word to one another as a healing ointment.
30Notice in 1 Thessalonians 4:18 Paul says we bring comfort through repeating the words he told us concerning the process of the rapture, he said, "Wherefore comfort one another with these words." What words?, The fact we are already in the process of the rapture as The Lord Himself has already descended with a Shout, which we know is a Message, and knowing that the One who descended with this shout is still here in the form of the pillar of fire leading us to the millennium, and so the very next thing we have to look forward to is just waiting for the voice of the resurrection, and then the trump of God which is the change of the body and the catching away. So we comfort one another by sharing with one another this end time truth and we do it depending on what measure or gift we have to do it with as Paul says in.
31Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
33So look, Jesus came speaking and preaching words that lifted up those who were troubled in their hearts, and maybe you sisters think, well, I can't preach, but maybe you can sing your spiritual songs, as Paul said in the last two scriptures.
36And we see in 2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. Look how beautiful these words are, God comforts me I comfort you.
37And in Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
40Notice we are comforted in your comfort. Oh, I love that. And that is what the works of Christ in you will produce, comfort in seeing others comforted. Paul said Titus himself was comforted and refreshed in His Spirit by their spirit.
41You know, as brother Branham said, there are certain people you just love to be around because they make you feel good, because they create an atmosphere around them by the things they think on, the things they talk about. And you get refreshed being in their presence. And does not the scripture speak of "the refreshing that comes from the presence of the Lord? "
42Brother Branham said, "that we create that atmosphere that we live in, and he called us little messiettes. And no one can tell me that is not a work of the Holy spirit in that person. Then if it is a work of the Holy Spirit, then it is "a work of Christ", and "the works that I do shall you do also". It's the nature of Christ in you, reflecting in your life that others become refreshed by the presence of the Lord living and projecting His Life out through your life.
43Next we see the fulfillment in Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; (we've talked on that, and you know you sisters are the preachers to your children, and in your songs) and then he also said, "he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted", and we have talked how we can do that for one another, through various ways, And then he said, "to preach deliverance to the captives", and if we don't have an opportunity to do that work of Christ in this world we live in and even in the churches in this Message where that nicolaitian spirit has bound the people in a way that hasn't been seen since the dark ages when the popes ruled with a rod of iron. if we don't have an opportunity to set free people who have been dragged into bondage to that organizational spirit, then all I can say is God help us to open our eyes. But you who are free in Christ, you have an opportunity to do the works of Christ and set the captives free. That's what he was anointed to do, and that is what you are also anointed to do, the works I do shall you do also.
44And then he adds another work when he says, , "and recovering of sight to the blind,". Now, this can be taken two ways. We can see it an act of healing in the natural and also an act of healing in the spiritual realm, but it is the same Spirit in both that produces the healing.
45We pray for the blind, so that God may physically open their eyes that they may physically see, and the same Spirit in us ministers to the those who are spiritually blind that they might see also. But it is the same Spirit working in us to will and to do.
46And then Jesus says, "to set at liberty them that are bruised,. Now, this word "bruised" also means "crushed", because that is what a bruise is, when the skin and muscle has been crushed. And I have seen first hand brothers who had been suppressed, who have been spiritually bruised in the spirit and whose spirits had been all but crushed under mean spirited leadership in so called Christian churches. And I have taken the time to reach out and minister to them, and I have seen brothers set free by the power of the holy Spirit and His Word and now these brothers who had been themselves crushed and bruised are now setting others free who have felt the effects of the brutal false shepherds out there.
47I could name a lot of brothers names right now, that I know who have been set free under the works of Christ in this ministry and these brothers are now setting others free doing this same work of Christ that He first did, then others before us have done, and finally it is our turn to do for others as has been done for us.
48Another work of Christ is giving, so others will not perish. John 3:16-17 ESV “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
49The Apostle Paul said in 2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
50And Jesus himself said, Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
51And then we find in. Luke 19:10 ESV Jesus telling us another reason why he came. Another work he was enlisted of the father to do. “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. So we do the same works he did, and we seek the lost to save the lost. That is what missionary work is all about. And you don't have to go overseas to seek the lost, just look around you. This nation needs more missionaries than any country I have been to and I've been to plenty. But as brother Branham said we've got intellectual heathens to deal with in this country. And they can't be won over by intellectualism either, but they can be won over by seeing in you what they want in themselves. And the only Christ they may see if the Christ in you, and they will see that Christ if you are doing the works of Christ.
53Now, I hope you see and are beginning to understand that the works of Christ is not just doing miracles or discerning the hearts of men. Sure those are also works of Christ, but there are many works of Christ I have not even gotten to this evening, but no one can tell me that just because there are certain works that I won't do because I am not called to do those works, that means that I will not do any of the many works of Christ. Don't even go there, brothers and sisters, that is so foolish, and shows so little understanding of the great sovereignty of God that it doesn't even merit an response.
54I could be asking you as we go along, and you might just be asking yourself the question as I read these works of Christ to you, "hey, I've done that. I've done this other also, and little by little you are beginning to understand that all along your father has been working in you to will and to do. Not just to will, but to will and to do. And if he is in us willing and doing, then that means He is using this body of yours to do the works that Jesus did, because it is the same God wiling it and doing it in you.
57Again we see in Luke 5:31-32 ESV that Jesus came not only to to pray for the sick for healing but to call for the sinner to repentance. "And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
58In 1 John 4:9-10 ESV that Jesus was sent into this world that we might have Life. "In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
59Jesus was the most disciplined, purpose filled man who ever lived. Every Word he spoke, every action he took, was centered in his relationship with the Father, and was a perfect reflection of the Father's will, purpose and plan.
60Another work he did was to introduce the disciples to the glory of the Father, to introduce them to the doxa, the values, the opinions, the judgments of the Father by reflecting God's Glory, His doxa, His values, his opinions, and his judgments.
61He said, in John 17:22 he tells us he was a good steward of what God gave to him, and he passed along what God gave Him to us that we might be one with God as he was one. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
62John 17:4-5 ESV “I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do” And then in John 19:30 ESV John tells us, that Jesus said on the cross, ...“It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Another work of Christ we hear of in all the Gospels is how that Jesus fed the multitudes, and I am sure some of you sisters can say amen to that. You've done the same. and spiritually speaking to see what he has done in this ministry, translating sermon into more than 10 languages, and feeding brethren all over the world.
63You know Jesus took a few loaves and fishes and fed thousands, and we've taken one loaf, one sermon, and how God use us to break it into 268 sermons, and feed the multitudes all over the world. To me that is a work of the Holy Spirit no different than the loaves and fishes.
64And finally brother Branham says, New ministry 59-1115 P:85 When he was here on earth, He told Peter, "On the revelation of the Word of God," He said, "upon this rock, I will build My Church, and the gates of hell cannot prevail against It." Isn't that right? All right. When He was... 'Fore He left, in Mark 16, He said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." Did He say it? "In My Name they shall cast out devils, speak with new tongues, take up serpents, drink deadly things." He also said, "The works that I do, shall you do also." Is that right? That's the signs that's to follow His Church. It's not a denomination. It's a ordained of God, Holy Ghost filled, heaven born Church that comes out of all denominations, a real believing bunch of people. Don't you see what the greater thing is? That's the greatest thing that could ever happen was to impart Eternal Life to people. 56 What is Eternal Life? The Life that He lived, the Life that was in Him: impart that to others. Can a man do that? A Son of God can. … There's the greater works.
That day on Calvary 60-0925 P:53 Now, watch, Jesus said... Watch how He stated it. "The works that I do (He's doing them right now.) the works that I'm doing now, healing the sick, raising the dead, opening the eyes of the blind, these works shall you do also. You'll do these if you believe in Me. You do these works, and then a greater than this shall you do, for I go to My Father.
66"A little while and the world won't see Me no more. Yet you'll see Me. I'll be with you, even in you to the end of the world. I will not leave you comfortless. I'll pray the Father. He'll send you another Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, Whom the world cannot receive, yet you can receive Him." 54 Now, notice, the greater works was to have the power in the church, not only to heal the sick by prayer, cast out devils by prayer, but to impart Eternal Life to believers. The Holy Ghost was coming and given into the hands of the church to impart life. Oh, that's what Calvary meant. It took stooped, degraded men and women and lifted them into a place to be sons and daughters of God to heal the sick and to impart Eternal Life. By giving the Holy Ghost to obedient believers, men who were once unbelievers be made believers and impart spiritual Eternal Life.55 How much greater is it to say to this sick woman laying here, "I can pray a prayer of faith," and she'll be healed. That's a great thing. That's what He was doing then, but said, "Greater than this shall you do. I'm going to give you power, not only to raise him up for a while, but to give him Eternal Life, which will be eternal forever." Poor, blind, wretched people, how do you miss that?
681) Healing the sick
2) Healing the broken hearted
3) Setting at liberty those who are bound
4) Imparting Life
5) he came to Seek and save
6) Serving others
7) He Fed the multitudes
8) He stopped the storm showing God gave him power over nature itself.
9) He walked on water?
10) He Raised the dead
11) He changed elements water into wine
12) He Sanctified himself for us
13) Justification, sanctification, baptism of the HG.
69And then here is the point I have been waiting all night to make. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these works are performd by that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
70And then Paul says in verse 30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
In other words, just because one man might a greater measure of faith and perhaps do more of the works of Christ that does not mean that a person that many only do one work of Christ is not included among the believers of John 14:12.
71And for the brethren that think that because William Branham discerned and we do not that means only William Branham qualifies as The only Believer and John 14:12 speaks only of Him. That is so ridiculous, that would be like saying, since all these works are subsets of the works of Christ, therefore since one man does a work that you and I do not do, that means that you are not a member of that subset even tough you may definitely do other works of Christ.
72In math we say, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 are the set of whole numbers. But just because you may have only 1 or even 1 and 3 it doesn't take you out of the set of whole numbers because you do not have 80% of them. No, on the contrary, 1 is within the set of whole numbers as is 3. But I suppose these are them that say 50% is half empty instead of half full.
76QA on the Holy Ghost COD 59-1219 P:48 It's moving up, pressing into God, close walk. How do you know? Well now, when Luther received justification, he called that the Holy Ghost; It was. God dipped a little of It in. Then He said what? Wesley received sanctification, and said, "Boy, when you shout, you've got It." But lot of them shouted that didn't have It. When Pentecost spoke in tongues, unknown tongues, they said, "Boy, you've got It." But lot of them didn't have It. There's no such things as them signs of knowing that. "The only way you know a tree," Jesus said, "is by the fruit that it bears," the works of the Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit. Then when you see a person that's filled with power, that's filled with the Holy Ghost, then you see a life that's changed. You see these signs following them that believe: "In My Name they shall cast out devils, speak with new tongues. If a snake would bite them, it wouldn't hurt them. If they'd have had a deadly thing, drinking, it wouldn't kill them. They'd lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." My. These kind of signs follows them that believe. But how do you get into it? Them gifts are in the body. How do you get in the body? Not by speaking your way in; but by being baptized into one body I Corinthians 12:13. One Spirit we're all baptized into that body and subject to all the gifts. The Lord bless you. Now, if someone should hear this tape or someone here would disagree, remember, do it friendly, brother, 'cause I love you.
77What is the works of God 59-0404 P:21 That's the way it is with you, if you're filled with the Holy Spirit. Any man that's filled with the Holy Spirit says thing that he hardly knows sometimes what it is he is saying, if he's truly carried away in the Spirit. How about you people with the gifts of tongues? What is any other inspiration. If it's in English, and not in an unknown tongue, it's still inspiration and you speak it. Have times where I'd be so inspired by the Spirit, I'd say things and write things down that I didn't even know I did. You have too, no doubt. That's the works of the Spirit.