1This morning let's open our Bibles to John 14:20 for our text, and let's read "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you."

2Now, this morning we will take our thoughts from Christ is the Mystery no 128 Christian Life No 9 The Christ That Sends Us Goes In Us

3We read from Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:208 where brother Branham said, "Now, notice, God making Himself known. We're not suppose to make converts to Christianity by a government, but by the revelation of Christ in you as God was in Christ. As God was in Christ, Christ in you. What God did in Christ, Christ does in you. What signs did God in Christ, Christ does in you. (notice here that brother Branham is referring to John 14:12 here. Then he says) Oh, isn't that beautiful? Oh, my. I like that. Jesus said at that day (that's this day)--at that day (when this revelation's made known) you will know that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me, I in you, and you in Me. (When the revelation's made manifest,) at that day, you shall know that I and the Father are One. I'm in the Father, and the Father's in Me. Then when the revelation comes forth, then it's I in you and you in Me."There you are. See the manifold threefold... What for? To bring it back. We've got to be...

4I hope you see how brother Branham is making an unmistakable connection between John 14:12 and John 14:20.

5Now, we pick up at paragraph 208 again. He says, "Oh, isn't that beautiful? Oh, my. I like that. Jesus said "at that day" (that's this day), (notice, we're not talking of Luther's day, nor Wesley's day, but we're talking about this day.

6Notice, Br. Branham identifies John 14:12 and John 14:20 to this day. What Jesus is telling the disciples, William Branham is identifying it with this day we are living in. "at that day (when this revelation's made known) you will know (Not me alone he says, but you will know) that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me, I in you, and you in Me. (When the revelation's made manifest,)

7According to Webster's dictionary the word "Revelation" means: a manifestation of divine will or truth.

8Now notice, it is not just knowing the Divine will or knowing the Divine truth as though it comes via some mental awareness, but it tells us that Revelation is a manifestation of Divine will or truth. So we are talking about in that day when the revelation of Divine will and Divine truth manifests itself, and we will know because we see that manifestation for ourselves.

9The Apostle Paul tells us how he received the revelation of Jesus Christ and it was not by going to some seminary or from hearing some preacher, but he says in Ephesians 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ.

10Now the question then must be asked, how did Paul come to know the mystery of Christ? Because he didn’t learn it from Jesus Christ in the flesh. And he didn’t learn it from the Apostles themselves. It came from a revelation, a revealing, a manifesting of Divine truth and Divine will through the Pillar of Fire making known to Paul that the Life that lived and expressed itself in Jesus is the same Life that raised up Jesus from the dead, is the same God-Life that was talking to Him out of that Pillar of Fire.

11So it is this manifestation that is so all important to us. Not what teacher taught you, that is only mental knowledge. But the expression of God-Life made known to you and through you. Now, let’s read again this last paragraph we started here.

12Someone said to brother Branham “I believe everything you say brother Branham”, and you know what brother Branham said in reply? He said, “That just means you can read”.

13From his sermon What Holy Ghost was given for 59-1217 P:38 brother Branham said, “You say, "I believe it because the pastor said so.” He's right, but that doesn't count for you. "I believe it because the Word says so.” That's right, but that isn't for you; that doesn't count you. The only way that you can say that Jesus is the Christ, is when the Holy Ghost comes into you, and bears record, and witnesses Itself out; He is the Son of God. That's the only way you know the resurrection, is when the Holy Ghost bears record. "When He the Holy Ghost is come, He will testify of Me, show you things to come, bring these things that I've said to your memories." You'll never find it in the school. See? He will bring these things to your memories. "

14So what’s he saying here? He’s saying that the only way you will know the power of the resurrection is for the resurrection power to come into you and live your life for you. He will take your body and live His life in your body and then you will know, because that life will be expressed in you. And that is when you will know that you are indeed born again. That’s what the new birth is all about. Not just knowing something happened. The devil can impersonate all of that. Not just some experience you had, but when you experience Christ living His Life in your body, out from deep within you comes the very Life, and thoughts, and Words of Christ.

15In other words, when you know that your life has been taken over, and there is another Life living in you which has possessed your body, and the evidence of that Life expressing itself out from you has the same nature and the same characteristics that expressed itself in Jesus Christ. Until that happens, you are only hoping you are born again. Let's just pause for a moment to let that soak in.

16Br. Branham in quoting James says, "Then faith without works is dead." If you say, "I believe it," and don't make no act... Just like the Message. If you say, "I believe it," don't make no act, what good does it do? See? Noah went to work with his hammer and built an ark to confirm what he was talking about. That's what we have to do too. We have to go to work and prove our faith by our works. Our works proves our faith. Moses had to do it, and Elijah had to do it. Every prophet in his age had to stand up and face these responsibilities. But many of them didn't do like Jonah. He run; they didn't.

17From his sermon Putting on the whole armor of God 62-0607 P:78 brother Branham pretty well nails down how you will know if you are a true believer. And it isn’t by being able to recite the scriptures or an apostles creed or even our prophet of this hour. He tells us point blank that "if you truly believe all the Word then it will manifest in your life by doing the very same things Jesus did." That is why I'm focusing so much on John 14:12 because you just have to wake up. This is the hour for the very Life of Christ to express itself in the church. That's what Colossians 3 is all about.

18Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, (shall phaneroo, shall manifest Himself in his true character) then shall ye also appear (phaneroo, manifest yourself in uyour true character) with him in glory. (with him in the same doxa, the same values, the same opinions, the same judgments.)

19Look, Paul is telling us when Christ who is Our Life, when he shall manifest in His True identity is when he does it through you. And so when he manifests you manifest. In What? In the same Glory, the same opinions and values that He manifested to man at the alpha. and you will do so at the Omega.

20John 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

21Good shepherd of the sheep 57-0308 P:47 He's sending the Church in the same way that God sent Him. The God that sent Him, went with Him. The Christ that sends the Church, goes in the Church. And the very same works... God was in Christ, what doing? Expressing Himself to the world. No man had seen the Father at any time; the Father's a Spirit. But the only begotten of the Father has declared Him. He's in here. God was in Christ expressing Himself to the world, what His attitude was, what He thought of the world, how He loved the world. He so loved the world that He laid down His own Life for it. And the only way He could die as a mortal, He had to become mortal. God was in Christ. And what Christ was He put that into the Church and redeemed us by His Blood. "And the same works that I do, shall you do also." And a woman one time believed that. She touched His garment, went out in the crowd, and stood out there. And Jesus said, "Who touched Me?" How many knows that's the Gospel? Sure, it is.

22Why it had to be shepherds 64-1221 P:67 Notice, He said, "As the Father sent Me, so send I you." The Father that sent Him, went in Him to confirm the Word. And the same Jesus that sends His people, goes in the people that He sends; that's saying, "The works that I do, shall you do also." Sure, He prayed that we might be one: one with Him, not one with an organization, not one with a system, but one with God. For God and His Word is One, and Jesus and God was One, and you and I and the Word must be one. That's right. We must be one in agreement with the Word. Not what somebody else says, This is of no private interpretation. Take It, what It says, and believe It; and God will vindicate It, and prove that It's right. You think it's just for disciples only, take His Word for it; go try it once and see. You'll find out that it will work for you just the same as He promised. Yes, sir. They won't eat on slop; they have to have a sheep diet. St. John 10 declares that; "My sheep know My Voice." And if He is the Word, then what kind of a Voice does He have? "My sheep know My Voice; strangers they will not follow." See? Jesus said, "A strange voice they would not follow." So His sheep doesn't follow stranger's voice. They won't follow them.

23Spiritual adoption 56-0923 P:46 Now, coming to the close... It was on the mountain, and after Jesus had been an obedient Child, the flesh, the Lamb, had been led by the Holy Spirit, God, moving in Him... "I come not to do My will, but the will of Him that sent Me. And the One that sent Me, the Father that sent Me is with Me. And as the Father hath sent Me, and went with Me, so send I you." Not only did He send, but He went with Him. And God don't just educate a man and send him out with a declaration of some seminary experience, but if he's equipped, God goes with him. "I'll be with you, even in you, to the end of the age." Notice, beautifully, oh how the Word does so go together. How the Holy Spirit cements it into the heart of the people by revelation and love of the Lord Jesus.

24John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

25And that led us to Christ is the Mystery no 129 Christian Life No 10 A Prisoner of Christ where we took our text from Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellow-laborer, And then in verse 9 Paul again says, Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

26Notice Paul calls himself a prisoner of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, the word prisoner used here is the Greek word desmios, which means to be bound to, or captive to.

27Paul was not saying he is a prisoner as though he has done wrong and is in prison for it. And he is not saying his captivity is against his will. But what he is alluding to here is that he has bound Himself to the Lord.

28Just as we would say in speaking of a person who held to their convictions strongly, They are captive to their conscience.

29The same with Paul, he made Himself a captive audience to what God was doing. In other words, his entire focus was not on the world nor the things of the world but on what God is doing in his hour. Therefore Paul could earnestly proclaim that he was a captive of the Lord, and bound to what God was doing. And even to the Ephesian church which Paul pastored for some time he said, Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, Notice, not for himself, but for you gentiles.

30And again in Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

31So we hear Paul declare in Ephesians 4, I beseech you, which means I exhort you and I encourage you that you walk worthy of the vocation wherewith you are called.

32In his 2nd letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul said, 2 Timothy 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

33Then in the book of Acts we see that Paul was actually made not just a prisoner of Christ but as he acted out His role openly, He was also fulfilling that role in the flesh.

34Acts 23:18 So he took him, and brought him to the chief captain, and said, Paul the prisoner called me unto him, and prayed me to bring this young man unto thee, who hath something to say unto thee.

35204 (441-book) And see, God Himself making Himself known and pulsating Himself through the Life that you're a prisoner to Him now.

36Notice what a beautiful description brother Branham uses here, God Himself in making Himself known pulsates His own Life through you making you a prisoner, a love prisoner to Him. You women know what I'm talking about, when you first hear that little pulse or that heart beat from that little life whose heart is beating in unison with your heart. When I first heard the little heart beat of my children and then my grandchild Ella, and not only hearing her little heart beat but her mother, my daughter's heart beating in unison with her own daughter.

37Oh, how it makes me realize when Paul said, "I am crucified with Christ," he was saying, I have willingly died to myself, and the Life I am now living in this flesh, can not be my own, because I am dead to myself, but there is another Life pulsating through my veins, and it pulsates within me, giving me life. And the Life I now live in this flesh, I am living by the Life of Christ. So my heart in beating in unison with His heart, and when His heart beats, my beats in response to his, and the life that is pulsating through me is the one that is conforming to the Image of the first born son, and that same image is coming forth in me.

38Let's read it again and continue...And see, God Himself making Himself known and pulsating Himself through the Life that you're a prisoner to Him now. You are His love prisoner. The world can laugh, make fun them, say, "Come on out." You could go, but you're a prisoner. The other women can act Hollywood, but not you; you're a prisoner. Amen. See, you're a prisoner to Christ. Other men can smoke and drink and carry on if they want to and call themselves Christians, deacons, and even preachers, but not you; you're a prisoner, a prisoner to the Word. Yes, sir. Yes, sir.

39In his sermon, Paul A Prisoner Of Christ 63-0717 26-4 brother Branham tells us how that Paul was able to become willingly a prisoner of Christ. He said, "Forsake his own, he had to forsake everything that he knowed, forget all of his training and everything in order to know the will of God and to follow God. He can't follow anything that man's got to do and God, the same time. It's too contrary, one to another. You can't be going east and west at the same time; you can't be going right and left at the same time; you can't be doing right and wrong at the same time; you can't be following man and God at the same time. No, sir, you're either following God or following man. Now, then if you're following God and have submitted yourself to God, then you become a prisoner to that God, to that Word, to that will. No matter what anything else is, you become a prisoner to it. You've got to check your will with God's will, then you will do the right thing.

40In other words, the purpose of God's breathing forth His Word into your Soul, is to transfix your Soul with a pre-occupation of His Word, and purpose. God fills you with His own Breathe and Life and thus takes over your soul which then takes over your entire being. You become possessed with God Life, and thus you no longer are capable of living for yourself, but you are a prisoner, yielded only to the Life and power which has taken over your being.

41Christ is the Mystery no 130 Christian Life No 11 Same Spirit Same Actions

42So for starters let's look at this word "AS", because that is the basis of this revelation. AS God was in Christ, So Christ is in you. "AS".

43Now, according to Webster's New World Dictionary, the word "as" means "in the same way or manner". So we are looking at relationship and proximity here. God in Christ, Christ in you. God in Christ equals God's Presence in Jesus. Christ in you equals His Presence in you.

44Let me read this for you from the new translation called "The Message" so you will understand what I am talking about here.

45Romans 8:9-11 But if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be thinking more of yourself than of him. Anyone, of course, who has not welcomed this invisible but clearly present God, the Spirit of Christ, won’t know what we’re talking about. But for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells, even though you still experience all the limitations of sin, you yourself experience life on God’s terms. It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ’s own body was with God Living in Him!

46Notice the wording here and you will see that what Paul is saying here is the same thing that William Branham said in His sermon, as we will read on in just a moment. But first notice Paul's words, "if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus."

47Notice that he is saying literally the same thing that William Branham laid out for us in the paragraph, (1) As God was in Christ, Christ is in you. Then it stands to reason that the very next thing he would say is (2) What God did in Christ, Christ does in you. Again, we hear William Branham tells us if we have the same Spirit living in us that lived in Jesus it will act the same way it acted in him. And that is what Paul says, "if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus."

48Brother Branham said in his sermon, Time tested faith 58-0530 P:56 So then, when a certain situation rises, and God's called on the scene to act, the way God acts that time, He has to act every time; when the same circumstances rises again, He has to act the same way He did the first time, or He acted wrong the way He acted the first time. In other words, if there was a sinner calling for mercy, and God saved that sinner, the next sinner calls, God's got to act the same way. If a man is dying, and the doctors can't help him, and he calls on God and calls Him to the scene, and God heals that person, He's got to act the same way again (See?), for if He didn't, He did wrong when He acted the first time.

49Therefore if the Spirit of God which lived in Jesus quickened his body so, that the Spirit in Him caused his body to obey His confession and raised Him up from the dead, then that same Spirit living in you will have to act the same way and will have to make your body respond the same way Jesus body responded to the word of God or it isn't the same Spirit living in you that lived in him.

50Making the valley full of ditches 56-0728 P:41 How can you expect anybody to believe you when you're running around and acting the way you do, and then come in and call yourselves Christians? No wonder they don't call for you come pray for them and so forth.

51Have not I sent thee 62-0124 P:124 Then if His mind be in us, He will act the same way, because He is the High Priest. And He's the Word of God;

52Hebrews Chapter 6 and 7 57-0915M P:29 Now, notice. If God acted any one time on a certain circumstance, and if that same circumstance arise again, He's got to act the second time like He did the first time or He's unjust. See? No matter how bad you are in sin, how stooped you may become, He's got to act to you like He did that fallen woman or He acted wrong then. God's behavior is His Person, and what He is in His behavior declares His Person. And that's the way you are: in your behavior of life tells what you are. As we had and went through, a lesson or two ago, the Methodist people wanted to declare, "When you shout, you got It." The Pentecostal says, "When you spoke with tongues, you've got It." The Shaker said, "When you shake, you got It," the Pennsylvania Shakers. And we find out that they're all wrong. Your life declares it. Your person declares what you are. A man is known by his works. And whatever your life is...You've heard the old story, "Your life speaks so loud, I can't hear your words." So whatever you are, you are. The life that you live shows what kind of a spirit is in you.

53Influence 63-1130B P:13 And then we never know just what we're doing, or what influence and what we're doing is having upon others. The Bible said, "We are written epistles, read of all men." That is, your life reads so loud to the public, until your testimony, if it's contrary to your life, is without any effect. It's what you are inside of you that people read: not so much what you say, but what you are.

54Time tested memorials of God 57-0818 P:20 You see, a man's character is made known by his works. Whatever you are, your works prove what you are. No matter how much you testify, whatever you say, pro or con, that has nothing to do with it; your works tell what you are, tells what you are inside. Every job that you do manifests what you are. And you business men, if you just do a patched up job, see what I mean, just a halfway job, don't do that. If you can't do it right, don't do it at all. That's right. When you come to Christ, if you can't absolutely sell out lock, stock, and barrel, and come to Christ, don't come at all. But when you really want to be a Christian, stand out, make it real. That's what God wants you to be. And that'll prove... Your works will prove what your character is. Your character is known by the works that you do.

55Love 57-0519E P:23 It's the atmosphere that counts. That's right. So it's the atmosphere. And you make up that atmosphere with what you are inside of you.

56Lamb and the dove 57-0325 P:9 And that's how a Christian is known, by the fruit that he bares; not the way he dresses, how intellectually he is, how well educated he is, what church he goes to. He's known by the life that he lives. That's what proves that's inside of him. And when we find out that... Many times we try to make the Christian church look good on the outside; we try to make ourself neatly appeared on the outside. That's all right. Sometimes if we try to shout and act like the next Christian, why, I don't know whether I'd say that was right or not. I don't believe it is. I believe you're trying to impersonate there. You must be just what you are on the inside. It's just a natural thing. If you try to make yourself act like something, then it becomes hypocrisy. You're... Jesus said, "How can you call Me Lord and do not the things that He asks you to do? How can you call Me Lord?" for "lordship" is "ownership." So if we call Him Lord, we must do the things that He told us to do.

57Christ is the Mystery no 131 Christian Life No 12 Life Of The Word and we took for our text Genesis 1:11 "that every seed must bring forth after its kind or nature."

581 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

59Now, concerning the Word that John Speaks of here, we see that it is Life and that Life was manifested in His Son Jesus. Now, life, especially the life in a seed, when the Light strikes the seed and it begins to grow into a plant of any sort, that first manifestation of life shows itself in the central portion of the plant which is in the trunk or stem in which the Life of the seed begins to move up into and while the Life is in it, the plant is green showing it is full of life. Now, before it is manifested the Life breaks forth from the seed into the roots. And if it has not roots, it will not survive. I am hoping that you can see the spiritual application of what I am saying here.

60Then as the Life in that seed begins to further manifest itself, up through the stem, as it moves further into maturity it begins to grow some shoots off of that central stem. It does not matter whether these offshoots are leaves or flowers, or perhaps as we see in corn or wheat, the ear begins to grow. At first all we see in that ear is the tassle or the part that looks almost like leaves that surround the out part of the ear.

61Next as the Life moves on in the plant, we see the life go into the husk which is the inside of the tassle, and this husk has a shape to it, but it is just a protector of the seed life that is growing forth within it. It is there only to protect the seed life. Then finally the Life moves further into manifestation in those little seeds that are being produced in the ear that look just like the original seed that went into the ground. That is what we call the corn itself.

62Now, as the Life moves from the seed into the roots and stem, before it can do so the outer shell of the seed must rot and die or the life can not be released from within.

63And Jesus told us the same thing had to take place for the Life of God to move into the church of the Living God.

64John 12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

65Jesus told us in John 6:63 That the word of God is Life. And that the Spirit of God quickens that Life in us. "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life."

66Now, the Life had to be in the Father before it can come into the son. And while it is in the Father it is in seed form.

67John 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

68And again in Acts 5: 20 The apostle Peter said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. "The words of this Life? Yes, God's Word is the Book of Life. It's all about God-Life coming down, and expressing itself.

69As we read the quotes last night where brother Branham said the sole purpose of our receiving the Holy Ghost is to manifest Holy Ghost. Then why would brothers fear about sons of God manifesting as sons of God. If we manifest the Holy Ghost Life then aren't we manifesting God tot he world? And isn't that just what brother Branham said we are to do and didn't he tells us in our sermon last night that God wants us to be co workers with him to manifest God-Life to the world.

70So what would you rather me call it, the manifestation of the sons of God or the manifestation of God?

71After all, if God is the Word and we are born of the Word, then won't we manifest Word to the World? Didn't the apostle Peter teach us that our New Birth comes by the Word of God being sparked off in our being. I Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

72Now, notice he told us there are corruptible seeds and there is an incorruptible seed. And he tells us the incorruptible seed is the Word of God, for all other seed have a beginning and an ending of Life but there is only one source of Eternal Life, for there is only One Eternal, and that is God’s own Life. Therefore when you receive Eternal Life is when the very life of God comes into you and sparks you to the Life that He ordained for you even before He framed the world into existence. Because you had to be a part of God in order to have eternal Life.

73In fact we see the entire plan of God in Ephesians chapter One. So let’s open out Bible to Ephesians chapter One and begin reading at verse 3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

74Now here we are told that not only is God the Father of Jesus Christ but He is also the God of Jesus Christ. He said, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,"

75Now, in the next verse we see that we were actually in Him before the foundations of the world. 4 "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him" or in His presence..

76Then because of His great Love he has for His own He sets in order His great Plan for His Children.

775 "in love having predestinated us" (now, notice that having predestinated us is speaking in the past tense. This is what He did while we were yet in His mind before He even framed the worlds. Then when God framed the worlds with us in His mind, He framed them for us to enjoy. God existed for an eternity before He even framed the worlds, so He didn’t do it for Himself, he didn’t need it, but He did it for you and I so that we might enjoy the mountains and the sea, and the valleys and the rivers etc.

78Therefore we read, 5 "in love having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will," so it was His good pleasure to predestinate us unto the adoption of Children by Jesus Christ.

79Now, in the old testament when a son was born he was raised under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the Father. And when the child, the first born showed Himself to be able and mindful of what His Father wanted, in other words, an obedient son, the Father would take him out and before the public he would adopt his first born son. Then that son would be given 50% of all that the father owned. The rest of the children did not receive a portion until the Father died.

80But as long as the father lived the others received no inheritance. And we have a Father who is the only immortal King and who can not die, so it was expedient in the plan of the Father to allow His Son Jesus to die that we might receive His inheritance. And that is what the Apostle Paul is saying here. 5 "in love having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8 herein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;"

81Now, in getting back to the seed Life, we see also in John 6: 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast "the words of eternal life".

82And so we see that the Word is a Seed and the Life in that seed is God’s Life, Eternal Life. John 5: 24 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."

83And therefore the attributes of one ordained or predestinated to Life (To God Life) is that they will believe. Acts 13: 48 "And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed."

84John 6: 63 "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."

85The Masterpiece 64-0705 118 "But you can't hide a germitized seed. It's got to come forth. Because why? The Great Sculptor is on the job. Going to build again, so the Seed went down, the Word. 119 When we see St. Paul, Peter, James, John, all those who wrote the Word, and the word they wrote become alive and lived. And It lived. And when we find after it begin to get ripe, John begin to write in epistles. He was thrown on the Isle of Patmos after being burnt in oil for twenty-four hours. But the Word must come forth. It's got to be wrote. They couldn't boil the Holy Ghost out of him with oil, so he come forth. His work wasn't finished. He died a natural death."

86The seed is a carrier of Life, and that led us to Christ is the Mystery no 132 Christian Life No 13 Life Of The Word Expressed where we spoke from paragraph 209 and let's read the first part as well. "As (in the same way) Jesus was the Word of God, He vindicated the same. If He wasn't the Word, He wouldn't have made manifest the Word."

87Now, notice he says, As (in the same way) Jesus was the Word of God, He vindicated the same.

88Now then, we've got to ask the question, how was Jesus the Word? Because what Br. Branham is saying here is "in the same way Jesus was the Word of God, he was vindicated the same". The same what? He was vindicated the same? What does he mean by that?

89He says, "As (or in the same way, or in the same manner that) Jesus was the Word of God, He vindicated the same.

90First of all, we need to understand how Jesus was the Word of God, because we know the Scripture tells us that God is the Word. And I know the Oneness believe since God is the Word and the Word became flesh, then God became flesh, so they say "there really is no son", except they say, "God is the Son Himself", and that's pure hogwash.

91We read in John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

92Notice it can't be any plainer than that, right? then we read on in verse 2 The same was in the beginning with God.

93Jesus said in John 17:14 "I have given them thy Word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Jesus tells us we become One with God through the same Word that He became One With God. In fact we also see in John 17:21 "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

94Therefore it is very apparent that we are made one in God and in Christ by receiving the same Glory which brings us into the same mind as the Father. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

95Now, from his sermon, Harvest Time 641212 87 034 Brother Branham said, "Jesus said, "That they might be one, Father, as You and I are one." Not for some man to be over something, it never will work; one denomination wants to take over the other, and one man over the other. But that you might be one with God, like Christ and God was one; that's what the prayer is. He was the Word, and Jesus prayed that we might be the Word, reflecting Him. That's His prayer to be answered. See how Satan scruples it up in the carnal mind? But that wasn't Jesus' prayer, at all, that we might all congregate together and all have a certain creed and so forth. Every time they do it, they go further and further from God. He wants us to be one with God, and God is the Word. Each individual in his heart must be that one with God.

96John 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. 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. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

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