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21 Corinthians 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.(That's at His Parousia). Now, notice the next verse. 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
3Let us pray, Dear Father we have read the Words here of your apostle Paul that there is coming a time during the period called the Parousia when you will be bringing all things under the feet of your dear son with the exception of yourself. And we know that your Prophet has come and gone, but this Work of Your Holy Spirit is still moving forward because the end has not yet come, and these things must be accomplished according to your word before the end comes. Therefore, father, help us to die to ourselves, and come under the feet of your son Jesus willingly, that your plan might be finished, for we ask it in Jesus Christ's name your beloved son, who certainly died to himself, that we might live. Now, help us to die to ourselves that he might live again in us. For we ask this in Jesus Christ's name amen.
5So you see all things including death must be put under him, and then comes the end. So the Work of the Holy Spirit in this hour must go on until the end, and we see here that God is putting all things under the feet of His Son, until finally we receive a glorified body, and then the Son turns all things that were placed under His feet back to the Father, that God may be all and in all. But I want you to notice that it is God who is doing this work.
6It is God, His Holy Spirit who is placing all things under the feet of His Son Jesus. This is the work of the Holy Ghost in this hour. Therefore the work of the Holy Ghost was not finished when William Branham went off the scene. Just like the Works of God were not finished when John went off the scene because God worked through His Son Jesus. And When Jesus went off the scene the Holy Spirit worked through Paul, Peter, John and the other Apostles. And when Moses went off the scene, the Spirit of God continued working through Joshua until they entered fully into the promised land. And then the Spirit of God continued to work as God raised up Prophets and judges to do the works of God that all may know that God is alive, and stands with his Children. And many of you in here were either not even born yet or you were too young to know what God was doing in this hour when he was doing the works of Christ through his vessel William Branham. But God is not through yet as we read this morning. And if God is still here then the works of God will still be done as long as the Holy Spirit is still here with us.
9Oh, I wish people would learn to read there Bibles like God says it. And that is the problem with people who Believe God sent a prophet. But they are afraid that he didn't mean what he said. Listen, I disagree with anyone who thinks that you can take this Message and make it say anything you want. You can not. You can leave this Message and do that, but you can not say what the prophet says and have it come out two different ways. Either That is God's Voice to this generation, or it is not God's Voice. And if that is God's Voice, then He said what he meant and He meant what he said. The trouble is that people add to what he said or they take away from what he said in order to change it. But you can not take what he said and get two different things from it if you read what he said and don't put your own interpretation to it. That is the only way they get different opinions, because they don't believe all that the prophets have said.
10But God is not the author of confusion, Satan is the author of confusion. And Satan didn't quote Eve all of God's Word, he just quoted the part he wanted her to hear and he left off the part what he didn't want her to hear. And God's Word through his prophet doesn't need anyone to interpret what he said. God is His own interpreter and He interprets His own Word by bringing it to pass.
11But people seem to be comfortable with living in the past and they don't want to accept that God has a plan for them personally. They are afraid of the Message, and the Word of God through all His Prophets, because they do not have God seed in them. If they have God seed in them, then they ought to be hungering and thirsting for righteousness, and we know what the prophet taught is righteousness. And if we truly hunger and thirst for it, then we just don't listen to that voice of God to this generation once a week, and place it all in someone else lap to figure out and then feed us on Sunday and Wednesday. We will feed and drink of this Word of Life daily, if we indeed are hungering and thirsting for righteousness, because he promised, "he that hungers and thirst for righteousness shall be filled." Not might be, not there's a good chance. But Shall be filled. That's God's promise and if you are not being filled you are not hungering and thirsting to be filled. And a hungry man eats till he is satisfied, and a thirsty man keeps drinking and drinking until he can't drink any more. So my question to you is "are you?" Do you? Do you feed continuously? Do you drink without ceasing?
13Are you watering the Holy Spirit in your soul? Are you to where you can't get enough of those tapes? I've been feasting on this manna for 39 years, almost as Long as the Children of Israel feasted on it in the wilderness. I've got one more year to go, hallelujah. Then it home to our promised land, if the type holds for me.
14I can't get enough, and I want more and more, and every time I put on one of those tapes, I don't care if I've heard the sermon 100 times before, there's always something new that feeds my soul spiritual food in due season.
15And in this very same sermon Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed that we've been studying back and forth now for 18 months brother Branham said in P:233 Notice, All right. But all this mystery is revealed only as He promised to His Bride. (in other words, not every one is going to get it, because it's only for His (Christ's) bride. Then he says,) Hell is against this truth of the revelation of this mystery. But the Bride is standing on it. That's Her stand. (then he says,) Why do you hunger, Church? Why do you thirst? It's the Father trying to reveal this hidden secret to you, but you let so many things get it out of you. You let your job, you let your wife, you let your husband, you let your children, you let the cares of the world, you let some pastor, you let somebody else get that out of you, when you know that way down in your heart you're a-thirsting, hungry. It's God trying to reveal it to you (See?), the revelation.
16And so in getting back to what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15 let's pick up at verse 27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
17In other words, the one who is putting all things under the feet of Jesus Who is the Head of the Church is the Father, God Himself who's doing it, and He is the one who is excepted, because He is the one who is placing all things under the feet of His son.
18Now, with all the He's and Him's being said here it is hard to understand who is doing what unless you know and understand the Doctrine of Christ properly. So let me read this scripture to you again and I will explain which he is who and what him is who that you can understand who is putting all things under whom.
19I Corinthians 15:25 For he (God) must reign, till he (God) hath put all enemies under his feet, (the feet of the son of God). 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For He (God) hath put all things under his (The Son of God's) feet. But when He (God) saith all things are put under him, (The Son of God) it is manifest that He (God) is excepted, (in other words, God is not included in the all things that are placed under the feet of His Son) it is manifest that He (God) is excepted, which did put all things under him (The Son of God). 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him (The Son of God), then shall the Son also himself be subject unto Him (God) that put all things under him (The Son of God), that God may be all in all.
20Now, in the next paragraph in Christ is the Mystery of God Br. Branham says, 214 Notice. Then one like the first Adam and Eve, before sin separated them in death, now Christ, the second Adam, in Life redeems His Bride from death, and now on His way back to the original Eden, restoring back His Bride in fellowship back with God, as Husband and Wife to the garden of Eden: Christ and His Bride.
21Notice he says, Christ, the second Adam, in Life redeems His Bride from death, and now on His way back to the original Eden, restoring back His Bride in fellowship back with God, as Husband and Wife to the garden of Eden: Christ and His Bride.
22So he's not talking about when He was here 2,000 years ago, he's talking about now. Now, you are sons, now we are setting in heavenly places in Christ. When Christ Who is our Life appears. Not some time in the future, he has already appeared. He's appearing now. He's here now. He says, "and now on His way back to the original Eden, restoring back His Bride in fellowship back with God, Now, He's doing it, Now....
23You've got to quit all this looking down the road stuff. What is he doing now. Right now as you are setting together in heavenly places. I am not interested in the God Who was or the God who will be. I am interested in God Who IS. He said I am that I am. That's a present tense God. He's the God who is our buckler and shield. What Good is it to have a God who did yesterday, and will do tomorrow, but is not doing today. we are here today.
24Now, in this next paragraph brother Branham speaks of 1 Corinthians 15:28 where he says, 215 And God... At that day, the Kingdom be given over to the Father, He might be All in All. "While he's yet speaking, I'll hear," days of Christ... David sitting on the Throne, the King over the whole human race... "And while they're yet thinking, I'll know what they're thinking about; before they speak, I'll answer.
25Look, that is not yesterday, nor is that tomorrow, he said while you are yet thinking I will know what it is you are thinking. Before you can even get the words out of your mouth, I will already have the answer on it's way.
26What good is it to have a God that saves, if he is not here to save? What good is it to have a God that saved yesterday but can not save today. What Good is it to know the stories of the old testament where the Pillar of Fire was guiding the children of Israel to the promised land even after the prophet Moses went off the scene if he is not here doing the same thing today when our prophet has gone off the scene.
27Look, we were not privileged to attend those meetings. But that same God promised in the Third Exodus to lead us to the millennium. Either he is still here leading or I'm not interested in going. If God can not keep his promise to us, what kind of a God would he be? Moses himself said to God, "if you do not go up with us, I don't even want to go." And I'm not Moses, but Icertainly can bear the same sentiment, and I hope you do as well.
28Now, notice brother Branham quotes the Scripture here which says, "The wolf and the lamb shall feed together. The lion shall eat straw like a bullock. They shall feed together and lay down. They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain."
30Then in the next paragraph, brother Branham begins to tell us how this back to Eden is made possible. He says, 216 "Listen closely now again as we go on, going back to the original Eden. Then when we are born of Him, we are filled with Him. See, your life... His Life is in you. Then all of our actions should declare Him. It's like taking life out of one tree and putting it into another. Taking life out of a pear tree and put it in an apple tree, it'll bear pears. It's got to, 'cause the sap, the life in it, the germ is pear tree. All right. Then all of our actions should declare Him. We have His Name. Is that right? We should bear His Name.
31Notice what he said here. This is not legalism. This is Life. This is not mechanics? This is dynamics. He's talking about God-Life in your living your life for you. Now, we know in the Church Age book all the Doctrine of the Message was expounded upon. So we read in the Church Age Book Chapter 2 - The Patmos Vision P:32 where brother Branham says, "That's the way the church is. The vine has been split and limbs have been grafted in. They have grafted in Baptist limbs, Methodist limbs, Presbyterian limbs, and Pentecostal limbs. And those limbs are bearing Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, and Presbyterian fruit. (Denominational seeds from which they produce their fruit.) But if the vine ever brings forth another branch of itself, that branch will be exactly like the vine itself. It will be the same kind of a branch that was brought forth at Pentecost. It will speak in tongues, prophesy, and have the power and signs of the resurrected Jesus Christ in it. Why? Because it's thriving on the natural resources of the vine itself. You see, it wasn't grafted into the vine; it was BORN in the vine. When those other branches were grafted in, all they could do was bear their own fruit for they were not born of that vine. They don't know about that original life and original fruit. They cannot know for they were not born of it. But if they had been born of it, that same life that was in the original stem (Jesus) would have come through them and manifested through them John 14:12, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father."
32Now, listen, this is what I have been trying to get across to you. If the Same Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you it will also quicken or make alive your mortal body, the one that you are living in now, it will quicken it, it will make it alive to God and His Word. Not praising God for what he did or what he is going to do, that's how they miss him in every age. But praising God for what he is doing right now.
34Audio Letter to Br. Lee Vayle 64-0500 2 Because if they only see it in the hour past, then there's no hope for the church. The church must see it in the present tense. So God sends His prophet to manifest, present tense of it. You see? And then, after it's over, then history is
35And then listen to what he said in his sermon, Anointed Ones at the end Time 65-0725M 158 Said, "I AM sent me." I AM, not I was, or will be, I AM, present tense, the Word now. Not the Word that was, the Word that will come, the Word that's now. See? You get it?
37Now, listen brothers and sisters, we've got to get our heads out of the sand. We've got to get our heads out of the 1950's and 60's. That's fifty to sixty years ago. What is God doing right now, November 24th, 2013? What did Paul say God would be doing right up to the end? He said God would be bringing all things under the feet of Jesus. And this same Paul who said God would place all things under the feet of Jesus also said, "we are all things in Christ. So what are the all things coming under the feet of Jesus? We are. And God promised to do this until the last thing is brought under him, and that is death. And we have a promise that many of us will never see death. And until that time the Holy Spirit is still doing the works of Christ. And we are the work of the Holy Spirit that He is doing. That's what we are promised in Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
38Look, I know some have fussed with what I teach concerning the works of the Holy Spirit in the church, but they are focuses on the word works, not the Life and nature of the same spirit that was in Jesus being in the church, or the bride. And the reason people fuss is because they are not willing to die to self and ask themselves what did the prophet teach concerning the works of the Holy Spirit in the church.
39And you know what? Brother Branham actually preached an entire message called What is the Works of God. did you know that? he answered our question before we even asked the question. So what did he say about the works of the Holy Spirit?
40Well in his sermon, What is the works of God - 59-0404 8. I want to read two places, I believe, in the Scriptures. One of them is found in Saint John the 10th chapter and the 14th verse I believe it is. I beg your pardon, 37th verse. Jesus speaking: If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. And in Saint John 14:12, Jesus speaking: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also;... I would like to ask this question to base what I want to speak on for a few moments. "What is the works of God?" That's been... So many times that question has been answered--or asked, rather. What is the works of God. I believe it was asked Jesus, what was the works of God that they might know what it was to do it. 9. I would find, tonight, in the closing hours of this world's history, and the world in the confusion that it is in, religiously speaking also, that it would be good for us to know, from the Scripture, what is the works of God. How many in this visible audience would like to know what the works of God is? We might know so we could do that. I truly believe that the works of God has many phases to it. I believe the Church is a works of God. I believe missionary is a works of God. Evangelism is a works of God. And above all, soul saving is the works of God. Divine healing is a works of God. And the gifts of the Spirit is a works of God. It could be talked on many different outlets.
41What is the works of God - 59-0404 13. But now, in the Scriptures we read also, that it is written that "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." That's Hebrews 13:8, I believe. That Christ is the same. Then if He's the same Jesus that was in Galilee, and then He's here in the form of the Holy Ghost in California, He's got to be the same in principle, the same in power, the same in attitude, just the same Jesus; only He's in Spiritual form working through a Church or a group of believers, manifesting Himself in the same way that He did through a one body, God, manifested in flesh in the Son called Jesus, if He's the same. Them days, God was in His Son, Jesus, manifesting Himself to the world, what He was. And today, He's in... By His death, burial, and resurrection, and our justification on believing it, He's manifesting Hisself to us in human flesh, our flesh, through the Holy Spirit, as we can yield ourself to that Holy Spirit. 14. Now there is the thing, knowing how to yield yourself. And some people is set in the Church; some can yield themselves to preaching. Some can yield themselves easily to teaching. Some can yield themselves to prophesying. Some can yield themselves to other gifts. So all the gifts won't be alike. They wasn't alike then; Paul said they wasn't. But each man is called and placed into the Church for a purpose. And if you'll find out what God can use him best at, and yield himself to that place, he will be a success. My finger could never take the place of my ear, no matter how much it tried. Neither could my mouth take the place of my eye. But each member knows what it can do, and all of them coordinating together makes the body move. If this church can only see that. If you can only see that it takes coordination. It takes cooperation with all the body of Christ.
42What is the works of God - 59-0404 15. Now, if we can find out what Jesus was when He was in Galilee, then if He's in Los Angeles tonight, He will do, and act, and be as He was then, or it would be a different Jesus than it was then. He's got to be the same every way, but working through your flesh and my flesh as He, God worked through Christ, or Jesus' flesh in that day. And the Bible promised it shall be light in the evening time. Brother duPlessis, with his message a few moments ago, said later on in the week, he would lay the Scriptures to that. Every move we make should be Scripturally. I believe that it's got to be THUS SAITH THE LORD. Then I can hang my soul on that phase and know that it's true. 16. Now, if we can find out what the works of God was to manifest Jesus Christ in yesterday, then we ought to see what His manifestation is. Today should be as it was then. Now, the first thing to conserve and save my time, Jesus never claimed to be a Divine healer. We're all aware of that. Jesus said, "The Son can do nothing in Himself but what He sees the Father doing," Saint John 5:19.
43What is the works of God - 59-0404 p20. This is My beloved Son in Whom I'm pleased to dwell in.'" And He dwelt in Christ. God, Jehovah, the Father dwelt in His Son Jesus Christ, tabernacled there, manifesting Himself, showing the world what He was. That's the reason His disciples couldn't understand Him. They say, "You speak in riddles." It was sometime Jesus speaking, sometime the Father speaking. 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.
44And so it all boils down to one thong. How much of yourself can you die out to so that you can yield yourself to the Holy Spirit. Brother Branham said his gift was to just get himself out of the way. So I ask, how many in here have that same gift to get yourself out of the way.
45From his sermon, Proving His Word 64-0816 133 brother Branham said, "What is a gift, Brother Branham, " It's something you know how to get yourself out of the way. See? As long as you're there, it'll never work. William Branham is the greatest enemy I got. See? But when I get him out of the way (See?), then Jesus Christ can use the body. See? So we see the beginnings of the man of God, not just Gideon, but all men of God, how they begin in obscurity until God calls them forth from their hidden life. Then after God calls them, He equips them for the ministry. And that gift that God equips them with is the ability to get their own thinking set aside, and let God's thoughts take over.
46So in getting back to Christ is the mystery of God brother Branham says in paragraph 217 And remember, we are now as His Bride, pregnated with His Spirit. Oh, my. The Church bearing children (See?), pregnated by His Spirit with His Name, bearing His Name, bearing His Life, bringing forth the signs of His Life evident with the preeminences, evidence of His resurrection showing that He is not dead, but alive forevermore. This is Eternal Life. And a-vindicated, vindicates to the world that we are alive in Him. Whew.
47218 How do you know? 'Cause you're a church member? Because Christ is living through you; so pregnated with His Spirit that you're a prisoner to anything else. You're confined (oh, my.) to the Gospel, confined to the Word. And all the children that you can bring forth is that, 'cause you're a prisoner. You can't commit adultery; you're already pregnated. Glory. He can't take a hold. The womb of life is closed to anything else. You're already His by predestination. That Seed has come to Life. No world can get in. Oh. Oh, how we'd like to stay on this for about a hour. I'm sure you understand. See? Christ and His alone... already finished; the Seed was there. The Seed was already... When was it put there? Before the foundation of the world, has predestinated us unto Eternal Life. And as soon as the Life-giving flow, that Seed laying there... Other seed's that just would come in wouldn't take hold, just couldn't do it (like). But when that Seed come in, quickly it stopped up the womb; all the rest of the seed was drove out (see, like that), and you become a prisoner surrounded in Christ, Christ in you, His Life bringing forth His evidence, His signs. Oh, my, my, my. Look, bringing His signs of Life as an evident of His resurrection, proving to the world that Eternal Life, vindicates to the world that we're alive in Him. And think of it. Alive with God our Redeemer, Who created us for the very same purpose (the Church) and His creative Life in us. That is... Moses could said by the Word of God, "Let there come..." and there come flies. A God can make flies can make squirrels. See? He can do whatever He wants to...?... God.
48219 The very same God (that creative Life--you see?) that's in you can... You're a prisoner; you can't speak it till He says, "Speak it;" but when it gets spoke, it's God's Word. He's a-vindicated to be so; everything else is right, and he knows when that's spoke it's got to be so. See? Moses took his rod and said, "Let there come frogs" 'cause God said, "Let there come frogs." He just transmit it on out. That's right. And frogs was in everything; everywhere was frogs. Where'd they come from? Nobody knows; they wasn't there before. But the Creator, God working through a man created things--a living species. The very God that made the first frog can make the second frog. He makes all frogs. Oh, my. You see what I mean? Made the first squirrel, makes the second squirrel, make any squirrel, can make squirrels where there is no squirrel. He can do anything He wants to. He's God. He's God. His Life... Oh, my.
49220 When I think of it makes me shiver. Oh, to live with Him: going home with Him to live with Him, going home with Him to live with Him forever, having Eternal Life...This is God's great mystery of love expressed, that God and man became one. See? The whole thing is God and man one. God and man was one there, and God and man is one here. See? What is it? Being filled with His Spirit, Him having the preeminences. (in other words, there's so much God Life in your that God is in all your thoughts, God is in all your desires, God has the preeminence in your entire being. Then he says,) That was God's achievement. That's God purpose to do that, that He might be in Christ and Christ in us, and all of us together one. The Holy Spirit, same thing that revealed it to Christ reveals it here, the supernatural, creative power. Oh, my.
50221 The same God hat could say to Moses, "Let there come frogs," the same One could said there, "Let water be turned to wine." See? Amen. Is that right? He's the same God, the same One; He just don't change. It's God in man. That's His manifestation. That's what He's revealing. That's what He's trying to do. And God's own Word revealed and shows that man cannot create (God's the Creator); and it ain't man no more; it's God the Creator in man, which is His Church now (Amen!), going home to heaven, live with Him ever, God expressing eternal love to the Church.
51222 Listen. Listen close now. I want you not to fail to get this. No other church, no other sign, no other fellowship, no other government, no other testimony, no other creed, no denomination is accepted outside of this. God accepts nothing else but that. Christ in you, the hope of glory the only thing that God recognizes. No fellowship, no church, no creed, no denomination, no nothing; everything else is dead. Its fragments that has to be cut off, pruned off away from the thing that Christ might live with preeminences in you. Not referring back... I got one laying here that says, "It's my organization..." That's got to be cut off too. "I got my so-and-so here; this says this." "My mother will tell me I'm a holy-roller." That's got to be cut off too. See? "Well, I know my husband wants me to wear these shorts." That's got to be cut off too. See? It's got to be cut off and pruned till there's just you and Christ alone. See? Um. Think.
52223 By the living Presence of the living Christ by the living Word... Oh, living Christ, living Presence, living Word... Watch. By His Own personal, personal a-vindication proves His Church, not members. He never done it in the days of Moses. He never done it in the days of anybody else at the end of the world when it come to the place where it was the destruction. In the days of Lot it wasn't membership. It was personal a-vindication, God in flesh (See?), personal a-vindication.
53224 Remember. Think of it, that people born of His Spirit in a day like this, in this great denominational age that we live, and the living God takes His living Word and vindicates It personally. This Life that's in the Word, the germ that's in the Seed (and the Word that a sower went forth to sow), and the Life is Christ in the Word personally in you,, vindicating something that you cannot do, proving Hisself that it's not you, but it's Him. And you become one--a love slave to Him to be a Bride.
57So you the believer have nothing to do with it except for a yielded vessel tot he Holy Ghost for Him to do whatever He wants to do with your vessel. and all you have to do with it is to get yourself out of the way so he can do whatever he wishes to do using you. Not for your good pleasure, but to do His good pleasure. It's all about him, and until we can come to that understanding, God can not use us, for God will not and will not share His glory with no man.
58Hebrews 13:20 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, 21 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.
60Take on the whole armor of God 62-0701 P:82 John 14:12, Jesus said, "He that believeth in Me, the works that I do shall he do also." What is it? It's God in the church in these five predestinated offices, backing up every Word that He said with the Holy Spirit Himself in there, which is the Word made manifest, proving His resurrection, proving that He lives. All other religions are dead. Their forms are dead. There's only one that's right, and that's Christianity, because Christ is a living in the church of Christ (Amen.), making His word manifest, for He is the same. If it's the same Word, It'll do the same thing, and show the same works, and the same signs. Matthew 28 says so. Be with His army, in them, securing them... Think of it. The great Word General triumph in us.