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1This evening we will try to get through 12 of 23 sermons concerning the attributes of a son of God. Since there are so many in this Minis series that developed out of this sermon of Br. Branham's, we will have to move quickly tonight through these attributes, and we will not be able to spend too much time on any particular attribute. So if you wish to go more into detail, then you can go back to the series from whence these attributes were preached to review them for yourself.
3In paragraph 160 of his sermon, Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, Br. Branham vindicated prophet of God said, "That's the only way you'll know Him today, only way you'll get the threefold revelation of God is for the Holy Ghost... And the only way it can ever be, is you're predestinated to see it. If it don't, you'll never see it. If you're not predestinated to see it, you'll never see it, 'cause that Light can flash and you'll go away and make fun of it and explain it away by some intellectual conception when the very God Himself manifesting Himself and proving it. See? But if it ain't upon you to see it, you won't see it.
6Again in his sermon, End time sign seed 62-0319 P:85 You can only do it as you're predestinated to believe it. You remember, although Jesus done so many miracles, the Pharisees couldn't believe it. They couldn't get it in their head, because they wasn't to be that way. And if your heart is so hard that you know right there that that Word of God's not working itself through you, and then you won't raise your hands to God to ask for mercy, what are you going to do on the day of judgment? All right.
8And we read in brother Branham's sermon, Jesus Christ same 61-0516A P:3 How can men believe unless they were ordained to believe? There were many people in His days who did not believe it, but He came to those who did believe it.
9And again we hear Scripture tell us in John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. That's God-Life, which is the Holy Ghost. And notice it comes via the believing first.
121 John 4:5-6 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
131John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
17We heard William Branham say in his sermon, Jesus Christ same 61-0516A P:3 How can men believe unless they were ordained to believe? There were many people in His days who did not believe it, but He came to those who did believe it.
18And so God anoints His Seed to not only see but to believe and thus understand what he wants us to see and believe and that is what we just read in 1John 2:20.
In fact we know that unless you are born again by the Spirit of God you will never see nor will you understand the things of God.
20So you understand we must been ordained to it or we will never get it even if it is explained as plainly as it can be explained. I used to think that Br. Branham said things in such a way as to blind some and reveal to others, but it is the same Word brothers, but the Word blinds those who do not have eyes to see. he did not say one thing to them and another thing to us. The same word that reveals is the same word that blinds.
21Notice Paul tells us in the next verse in speaking of this hidden wisdom, that if you are not ordained to see it you never will. He says, 8 "Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him".
24So your spirit doesn't search anynothing. All your spirit can understand is the things of man, so it can't possibly understand the things of God. But if you are born again by The Spirit (God's very own Spirit, His very own Life living and abiding in you, then you can't help but to hunger and thirst for more of that God-Life, and therefore, he said "The Spirit will search all things. So when men are not interested it is because they are not subject to God's Spirit, but they are abiding in their own spirit, their fleshly spirit.
26So we see very clear here that unless you are born again you never will understand what this Message is all about. Now, that won't stop people from admiring certain abilities they see in certain preachers, and thus follow those preachers, but to faithfully follow a man doesn't means one red cent to God. If it did then Judas could not have been lost, yet he was a very faithful follower of Jesus right up to the end of Jesus ministry in the flesh. But notice at the end he manifested what seed life was really in him and he couldn't turn that corner with Jesus when Jesus came to the place of His adoption.
27And Paul tells us 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; (There's that word OF again, so we see Paul says we don't have the spirit that the world has, because we have received the spirit of God, the Spirit which came out from God. And God gave us His Spirit for one reason.) That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
28So you can see that the reason we receive the Spirit of God is that we might know the things of God. and if we receive them then we are going to talk about them, and they will be the focus of our mind, our heart and thus our speaking.
30So our comparisons will not be spiritual with natural and natural with spiritual, but they will be comparing spiritual things with spiritual principles. In other words, we won't have our focus on the natural or the world, and then try to make something spiritual out of it. I've met plenty of those people along the way, who are always looking at the world, and then trying to make something spiritual out of everything they see in the world. Frankly I am not interested in the world. I just want His Life living my life for me.
32And in order for them to be spiritually discerned it then takes one who has God's Spirit to do so because unless you are spirit filled, you will never be able to discern the things of God. And this word discern means to be properly search and scrutinized, investigated, discerned, examined, then judged. So if you are not spirit filled, then good luck understanding what this Message is really all about. And that is why we have such a mess among us in all camps, because men are chasing after their own intellectual endeavors, instead of a true relationship with God. And that is why hardly no one in the ministry is focused on this end-time season and the promises God has in store for them that love Him.
33But notice what Paul says next, 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. Now the Greek word that was translated into this word "Judgeth" and "judged" in verse 15 is the same Greek word Paul used in verse 14 when he spoke of being able to "discern" the things of God. and we already showed you that no man can discern the things of God unless the Spirit of God is Him to do so, and then Paul says, "and in fact the same thing holds true for you once you have the Spirit of God in you, you will be able to discern others because you were just like them, but they will no longer be able to discern you because they have no clue where you are at today because they don't have the same Spirit as you. You were the man who could understand the things of a man, but now you are sons of God, quickened to Life, God-Life and you can understand what is happening to you and to others who also have God-Life, but since these others have not been quickened to the same God-Life, they can not understand where you are coming from or where you are going to. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
34And that is the key right there. If you have the Spirit of God you have the mind of God, but if you have not the spirit of God then how can you ever have the mind of God. And if you have not the mind of God then how could you know and understand the things of God. So then what have they got? Religion is what they've got. Plenty of religion, but lacking The Spirit. Twins. And therefore the Second attributes of a Serpent Seed is: they have no understanding of the Word. Oh they can quote it Like Satan did to Jesus but they can not rightly divide it nor place it in it's context and order.
36And brother Branham said in hi sermon, Mary's belief 61-0121 P:30 "Except a man be born again he cannot even see the kingdom of God." Now, "see" means "to understand." There's a lot of people that say they're born again and can't understand the Message of God, can't see the Angel of the Lord. Their eyes are blinded, brother. Except a man be born of the Holy Ghost, the same Holy Ghost that wrote the Word will confirm the Word, and the same confirmation of the Holy Ghost in you... You see what I mean? It will bear record of Itself. Then our spirit bears record with His Spirit, because His Spirit bears recorded of His Word."
38Notice in Ephesians 1:10 Paul tells us that the predestined elect Seed of God are ordained to be gathered together in Christ. And never forget Christ is the Word. Not just the Word but the anointed Word for the hour in which you live. That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
40Now, I want you to contrast this gathering to those who are Serpent seed. Because both are gathered to something, but God's elect Seed are gathered together to the Word while serpents seed are gathered into bundles for the burning.
41John 3:19 The [basis of the] judgment (the indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil. 20 For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from it, lest his works (his deeds, his activities, his conduct) be exposed and reproved. 21 But he who practices truth [who does what is right] comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are—wrought with God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence upon Him].
42So we see that those without the baptism of the Holy Ghost not only will misunderstand the Word for the hour, but they will avoid it, because it will expose the life they live is not the life of a born again Christian.
43They will gather themselves however to organization, because they are religious, and birds of a feather will have to flock together, but they can not take the light so they will gather to organization, where their life will not have the exposure by the Word, and so they can get lost in the crowds, because many more are the children of the desolate than she which has a husband.
47I don't know how enough to emphasize the importance of receiving the Holy Ghost, and I want you to know there are many people who think they have it because they believe. But to just believe doesn't even mean you are even saved. In this next quote look how brother Branham says until God confirms your belief you are still lost.
48Preparation 53-1111 P:30 The people say, "Well now, Brother Branham, when I believe, that settles it." No, it doesn't. There has to be a transaction of God there in a confirmation of your faith, giving you a new birth. I'm just so sick and tired of seeing people thumbing their way to heaven. They just say, "You believe that?" "Uh-huh. You believe that." "You believe that?" That's hitchhikers. Brother, God ain't got such things as that. A man's got to be born of the Spirit of God a regenerated and made a new creature, or he's lost. That's all. That's exactly right. We got to believe it. We got to accept it. You say, "Well, if I believe, that settles it." No, it doesn't." 31 I told you the other night that Cain was a believer. And I'll give you a little stronger meat than that tonight if you want to believe it. The devil is a believer. The Bible says he is. He believes and trembles. The devil is a believer. Now, if belief and faith in God is all you have to have to be saved, then the devil's saved according to the Word of God. That's right. But, brother, it's got to take the Holy Spirit, a new birth, a regeneration, a new creature in Christ Jesus. When God comes down and puts His Spirit into you, then you're no more your own, but you're God's.
49So we see that there must be a confirmation of your faith, which is when God fills you with his Spirit after you have believed. And as Mary, you receive that overshadowing or supernatural influence upon your life, and that influence brings with it a new life within you. One that reflects his Divine Nature.
502 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godlikeness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
53That's what brother Branham said, Be not afraid 60-0717 P:86 If you live the life, I believe you got it. You say, "I got it speaking in tongues." Amen. If you live the life, I believe you got it. If you don't live the life, you didn't get it. That's all. See? You've got to have that Life behind there. "By their fruit, you shall know them." That's right.
54Hebrews Chapter 6 57-0908E P:26 Now, you can be all worked up in emotion by speaking in tongues, shouting, jerking, shaking, running up and down the aisle. Nothing against that, but you can make yourself believe that you're saved when you're not. You're not saved; your life will prove what you are. Jesus said it would, "By their fruits you shall know them." Your life will prove whether you're saved or not, if you never open your mouth. It'll prove what you are. But all this workup, and emotion, and joining church, and "I been baptized in Jesus' Name. Hallelujah, I know I got It," that doesn't mean nothing."
55And Brother Branham tells us in his sermon God's provided way fellowship 60-0709 P:101 And we realize that the baptism of the Holy Ghost is the seal of God. For it is written in Ephesians 4:30 "Grieve not the holy Spirit of God whereby you're sealed until the day of your redemption."
572 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. Now, this knowing is not just a mental recognition, but it was translated as the word know from the Greek word, Ginosko and it means an experiential knowledge. So you and God experience one another in a unique supernatural way.
59In Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed way back in paragraph. 11 Brother Branham quotes from John 5:24 and he says, St. John 5:24 said, 'He that heareth My words...' 'He that heareth (it's already yours) My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me...'He's passed from death unto Life, and shall no more come into condemnation or judgment.'"... See that predestinated Seed laying there? Yes, sir. See, as soon as the Light strikes it, it comes to Life right quick.
60And remember, we have already shown you when the word says he that "heareth", it means he that understands it. So he that understands my word hath past tense eternal Life, which is the Holy Ghost. Notice, he didn't say it comes to life thirty years later, he said when the light strikes it, it will come to life right quick.
61Then in paragraph 115 he says, "It's not an expression of some church that we should express something. It's a life that you don't live yourself, but He comes in you and lives by Himself, and you become a prisoner to any human intellectual being at all. You're led by the Spirit."
62In paragraph 120 brother Branham said, "Look, Christ in you (Christ in who? He said,) Christ in you makes Him the center of Life of the revelation. (And remember revelation or to reveal, to reveal how? To reveal as in to manifest or express the life) See? Christ's Life in you (that) makes Him the center of the revelation. (that makes him the center of the expression) Christ in the Bible, makes the Bible a complete revelation of Christ. Christ in you makes you the complete revelation (or expression) of the whole thing. See, what God's trying to do? What is the new birth then? You say, "Well, Brother Branham, what is the new birth?" It is the revelation of Jesus Christ personally to you. Amen. See? Not you joined a church, you shook a hand; you done something different; you said a creed; you promised to live by a code of rules; but Christ, the Bible... He is the Word that was revealed to you. And no matter what anybody says, what takes place, it's Christ. Pastor, priest, whatever it might be... It's Christ in you. That is the revelation that the Church was built upon. O my brothers and sisters, this sermon was preached coming on 50 years ago in just a few months. 50 Years and we have been waiting for our Jubilee, well I tell you it is here. There is nothing mysterious why you have come here at this time. It's the year of Jubilee.
63And that led up to Christ is the Mystery no 73 Attributes of a Son of God no 6 They have God attributes. And we listed many of those God attributes to show you what you yourself are also to possess when you have this God-Life.
64Genesis 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
65And Peter told us in 2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 According as his divine power (which is his Word) hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: (Notice he has not just called us to glory, to doxa, to the same opinion and values, but he has also called us to express those opinions and values by way of what he calls virtue.)
66Stature of a perfect man 62-1014M P:63 Now, first you must have faith. Faith alone won't do it. You've got... Peter said, "Then add virtue to your faith." You must have virtue in order to add it to your faith. Now, then... It might be the reason you don't have it, because many churches of today teach you don't have to have it, or the days of it's passed. They don't have to have it. Only thing you have to do is just join church. "Yeah, days has passed." Virtue, anyone knows what the word "virtue" means (See?), and we must have it. If virtue went from Him to heal the woman that was sick, He's expecting the same virtue in His church, because He was our Example. And if He had virtue to give to the people, He expects us to have virtue to give to the people. And what is virtue? "Virtue" is "strength, power." Some of them don't even believe in power of God. They say, "That's passed. Only thing you have to do is just put your name on the book. Be sprinkled or poured, or baptized or what ever more, and that's all you have to do." But Peter said here, "Add virtue."
71In his sermon, Faith of Abraham 55-1118 P:28 how did they get the Holy Ghost? They were up, and continued praising God for the promise before the promise was ever made manifest. They didn't have a 'lotted amount of time. He said, "Tarry ye," or wait, "in the city of Jerusalem until you be endued with power from on high. Just wait..." And they were up there blessing God. They were praising and thanking God for the promise, and they know it would come, and it did come. And it'll come tonight if you'll take that same attitude.
72We spoke on this waiting as evidence that you truly believe the promise for the hour. And we showed the obedient nature of Christ Jesus that in all things, he waited for what God to show Him He wanted done, and then His doing of what God showed him. This is the attribute that actually brings into manifestation the Sonship of each son.
75Brother Branham said, Testimony of a true witness 61-1105 P:67 What kind of a witness was it going to be? "Wait at Jerusalem until you have completed twenty years of high school or seminary"? "Wait till you have received your Bachelor of Art degree"? "Wait till you have learned to speak in other languages, so, if He happened to call you to the mission field, you could speak in them"? No, that wasn't it. Just let power from on high come, it'll take care of itself when It comes. "You wait until you're endued with power." O God, why can't the people see that? It's not a joining of church. It's waiting for power. "Wait until you're endued with power from on high, for I'll send Him. He's a promise of God, and I'll send Him. I'm going to bear record. He, when He comes, He'll bear record. for He'll not speak of Himself, but He'll speak of Me." Amen.
76But what kind of a witness would a man be that claims to be a witness when he has never even met God face to face? When all he has for an experience is a second hand experience where he heard another man's experience on a tape. God don't have grandchildren, he has children, and you can't go in on another man's experience, you've got to have your own birth.
77Matthew11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
78I'm sorry brothers and sisters but Jesus said "wait until you are endued with power", and then go and witness throughout the world. And Paul said, "Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?" He said Since, ... And brother Vayle quoted Michener who said when language looses it's meaning it is all over.
79And God will not give us this power until we have the character of Christ. And that led us to Christ is the Mystery no 75 Attributes of a Son of God no 8 They have the character of Christ. And here we found that our character is expressed through the works that we do.
80From brother Branham's sermon, Believe from the Heart 57-0623 E-46 He said, "Jesus was a witness of God. He become so full of God, till him and God was One. God dwelt in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, the very expression. A man's work declares his character. Christ was God's work. And Christ declared God's character, His feeling for the sick, His longing for saving of souls, till even He gave His own life. God's work... God's character was declared in Christ."
81Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, character; and character, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
82Church choosing law for grace 61-0316 P:5 A man who ever amounts to anything is a man that stands alone, him and God alone; that's the man. On the Jericho Road there's room for just two, no more and no less, just Jesus and you, that's all. And so that's the way we have to walk this narrow way. Every man that ever did anything for God walked the same road. That's right. Criticized, forsaken, cast out, through all ages, all times, they've had to suffer the same thing. So we are just like they are, same thing. We have to stand it alone. But never alone, He's always there.
84Here we examined Moses, and Jacob, and Joseph, and Samuel, and David, and Paul and Jesus and even William Branham, showing how all these men of God had to stand alone, against the ecclesiastical circles who never understood these men's relationship with God.
86Colossians 3:1 If you are risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on those things above, not on the things of the earth. 3 For you have died to yourself, dead as a door nail, and that life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 For when Christ, who is our life, when He shall manifest or express Himself in His true identity, then you will also manifest in your true identity, the real you, because it is God who is working in You to will and to do.
87It if God-Life manifesting in and through you, projecting that God-Life to the world. And it is through His glory, His doxa, His values, His opinions, expressing themselves from you that Christ will be manifest in His true identity, that he is a many membered Body. And it is this God-life in you manifesting His values and opinions.
89Brother Branham said in his sermon 60-0911E Five identifications of the True Church of the Living God paragraph 90 John 14:12, He gives the teaching what the church should do. In John the 14th chapter, and the 12th verse, we'll see what that says. John 14:12, so we read it, make it official. All right, John 14 and the 12th verse. 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 do he, do, shall; because I go to my Father. That's the message of the church: "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever," living in the church, King of the church, raised from the dead, same yesterday, today, and forever, performing the same works, doing the same things that Jesus did. That's the message of the church. If the church isn't teaching That, it's teaching some false theology. That's what Jesus commanded them to preach.
90And that led us to Christ is the Mystery no 78 Attributes of a Son of God no 10 They will do the same works that Christ did. Here we examined the Word of God and the promises that the things that He did we will do also if we are Spirit filled with the same Spirit He was filled with.
91From his sermon, Accepting God's provided way 63-0115 P:68 Well, that's the way we're supposed to do. If I see a promise in the Bible that's God's Word, then I just stay there and cry out till God gives it to me. And He'd do that to get you off His hands. You see? That would be in the natural. But He's wanting you to do it. He likes for you to ask. "Ask abundantly that your joys might be full." Yeah. Cry until His Word is vindicated. Now, friend, let's watch just a minute now. Cry until the Word is a-vindicated. The trouble of it is, we get a cookie and think that's all there is. There's a whole table full. We get so we can speak in tongues; we say "Oh, brother, that's it." Oh, no. That ain't it. That's just some of it. That's right. "Oh, I got happy enough to shout." That's some more of it. But there's a whole lot more of it. Just keep on crying out until... That's God's provided way for His people. God's provided way always is to take His Word and hold onto It until It's a-vindicated to you. Now, do you follow me? God's a provided way... Hold on to the promise until it's made manifest to you.
92And that is why I am going to keep preaching Romans 8 and Ephesians 1 and John 14 until I see that Word manifested to me. Listen, brothers and sisters, God is not obligated to just give to you, you've got to ask, then you shall receive.
93Who is Jesus? 64-0620B P:38 There's where we fail, friends, not praying. Prayer is the keynote. "Ask and you shall receive. You have not because you ask not; you ask not because you believe not. Ask abundance, that your joys may be full. Ask and believe that you receive what you asked for." Then hold onto it. Don't leave it. If it's a promise in the Bible, and it's been revealed to you that God's going to give it to you, hold to it.
95The way to go about it, is you have to recognize the need, then you have to find where God promised to help you in that need, or find where he helped someone with that same need, and then ask, and believing God is not a respecter of persons keep at it until God does for you what he did for that other person. Luke 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
96 In The Spoken Word is the original Seed 89 brother Branham said, “The works that Jesus did, if a man has the Seed of God in him with the Spirit of God watering that Seed, the same works that Jesus, was manifested in Jesus, Him being the original Seed of God, His death brings you back to the original Seed of God, and if the same Spirit that was within Him is in you, then the same works will be manifested. You don't believe that? All right, let's turn over to Saint John 14:12.You say, "I'm a believer, Brother Branham. I sure am a believer." All right, I'm going to see if Jesus would call you one, see if the Word of God calls you one... Verily, verily,... (absolutely, absolutely)... 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 to the Father.
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