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1Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
4163 (340 in the books) Jesus said, "If you can receive it, this is he who was spoken of, 'I send My messenger before My face (Malachi 3) to prepare the way before Me.'" See? Sure he was predestinated to see that Message. And that was speaking of John, but he also spoke of Paul the same way in...
10And we 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.
14So you see that we must been ordained to it or we will never get it even if it is explained as openly as the nose on your face.
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.
168 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.
19So your spirit don't search nothing. 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, 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 just are not interested it is because they are not subject to God's Spirit, but they are abiding in their own spirit of man.
20That is why Paul then says, 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so (or in the same manner) the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God knows.
21So 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.
22And 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.
23So 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.
25So 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.
27And 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.
28But 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.
29And that is the key right there. If you have the Spirit fo 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.
32And again we read in 1 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.
35And brother Branham told us we love the word because we have the Holy Spirit in us to do so. From his sermon, Way to have fellowship 55-1009 P:16 I love the Word, don't you? And you know why you love the Word? You have the Holy Spirit in you.
37Modern events made clear by prophecy 65-1206 P:39 And when a man or woman has set under creeds and cold, formal religion, if he's ordained to be a son of God, and he sees the Word of God preached in Its power, and God vindicate It; he's an eagle to begin with, he'll run to It as sure as two twos is four. He can't help it, because his very nature loves the Word of God. I don't care what anybody else says, when he sees the Word of God being made manifest, he flies to It because he is a little eagle.
392 Thessalonians 2: 10-12 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
44Matthew 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
45The NIV puts it this way: “Woe to you, hypocritical teachers! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to".
46And the Message Bible puts it this way," I’ve had it with you! You Frauds! Your lives are roadblocks to God’s kingdom. You refuse to enter, and you won’t let anyone else in either who wants to come in".
49So because they won't go in and they don't want anyone else to go in they suppress the truth in any way they can and usually the best way to do that is to use scarecrows. they call the Truth evil, they call it false doctrine, they call it heresy. And yet the Apostle Paul said, I worship God in the way they call heresy.
51And in the book of John 3: 19-20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
53Now we've already gone into this in 1 Corinthians 2 and showed you that if you have the Spirit of God you will understand the things of God. And you can not have the Spirit of God unless you are born of that Spirit.
55But those that are His we read in John 1:12 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God", (to them gave he exusia to become sons of God. And the word exusia ,eams an ability to make a right decision. And this brings you to: "even to them that believe on his name:"
56So without this ability to make a right decision you never will be a believer. Oh, you can call yourself a believer all you wish, but there will always be some Scripture that will take you out if you are not ordained to believe. Now, i am going to read something from brother Branham which challenges everyone who claims to be a believer. Notice this is the paragraph I read back in number 255 in our Spoken Word series that started all the fussing. But I also read it in number 112 in that series almost 2 years earlier, in August 2009. why was there no fuss back then?
57But anyway, here is the quote from brother Branham's sermon, The Spoken Word is the Original Seed 62-0318M P:89 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."
Now, this is not just some out of the way quote from brother Branham, this is what he was teaching in the Spoken Word is the original Seed. Notice as he continues in the very next paragraph with the same thought only he further expands on the same idea.
90 What is it? Same seed. Can't keep... How can you plant wheat here and wheat here and say, "I'm going to get cucumbers here and wheat here?" You can't do it. The only way you're going to get cucumbers is plant cucumbers. If you hybreed it, then it won't be a cucumber. It'll be a hypocrite. Is that right? It'll be a hypocrite, friends. You've got to say it. It isn't neither one. Isn't cucumber or what you bred it with. It's a crossbreed, and it is a bad product, and it's dead in itself, and it can't breed itself back no more. It's dead right there, back, won't go no farther. That finishes it; that's all. But if you want a cucumber, start with a cucumber. If you want a church, start with the Word of God. If you want a Life of God, start with the Word of God. Accept the Word of God in Its fullness, every measure of It. And then that's, And if that is the fullness of God in you, then the rain that's falling will produce exactly what's in your garden. See? Then now, where's your Latter Rain coming up at? You see where that's going after while, don't you? Going over with them wild gourds that Elijah got and thought they were gourds or that--them school of prophets up there, that denomination they had: gathered some wild gourds and thought they were--they were peas. Oh, well. 91 Then the works will be manifested in Him are the same, for it is the same Seed Word of God. God's Son was His example Seed. And what His Life was when the Spirit poured upon Him after His baptism and the Holy Ghost come upon Him, the very Life that He produced will--that same watering Spirit of the Holy Ghost will bring forth the same kind of a Life, doing the same thing that He did; if it's the same Seed. Son of God Seed will bring forth a Son of God Seed.Now, shame on you women with bobbed hair. Shame on you preachers denying that Truth. Say, "It's all right; hair has nothing to do with it." But God said it did.
In other words shame on you people who claim to be believers and then live a life that is different from the Son of God. And so just because you say you believe doesn't mean a hill of beans to God. When God accepts your belief and vindicates it by His Life living in you then you can say you are a believer. Until then you are no more than just a hitchhiker on your way hoping to get a ride to your destination. In fact that is what brother Branham said in his sermon preparation.
58Preparation 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. How many is... tell the people here... 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 a 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.
59Now in getting back to John 1:12 But as many as received him, (as many as were of such a nature as to hear, recognize and act upon the Word of God) to them gave he power to become the sons of God, and even to them that believe on his name: (So the new birth will produce confirmed belief) 13 Which were born, not of blood, (it don't matter if your daddy was a vindicated prophet or not, it's not by flesh, look at the children of Isaac and Rebecah two believers and yet they produced an Esau. And Abraham produced an Ishmael. so he says here your new birth is not by blood) nor of the will of the flesh,..
61And as we have been saying in this message tonight, it's not just believing, but you have to understand what it is you are believing. And if you say you don't believe the promise of John 14:12 is for the church then you are in effect saying I do not believe, and therefore if you say you don't believe it you are an unbeliever. Because we have proven by hundreds of Quotes from a vindicated prophet that this promise is for the church, it's for everyone who believes just as the third pull in the bride is for all believers at this end time.
62And Saturday night we even showed you where brother Vayle taught that John 14:12 is that part of the capstone ministry of the bride that must manifest itself in the bride before the resurrection, during the season of the resurrection which is also the season for the manifestation of the sons of God.
63Now, the problem we have in this hour and in fact in every hour, is that people hang around the Message for their day and they accept some of the Word but not all of the Word. And this age is no different.
64We see in John 8:31 Jesus talking to the Believers in his day warned them that they must not believe for just a while, but they must continue in believing. "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; So these were people who were already believing in him, but he told them that they must continue in it. You can't stop believing brothers and sisters, you must fully enter into the Word, step into it, and become that Word for the age in which you live for if you stop short of the promise for the age it is because it was not meant for you, and your faith was not confirmed by God and therefore you did not receive the promise.
From paragraph 233 Anointed Ones at the End-Time 65-0725M "For it is impossible for those which were once enlightened and didn't move on with the Word as it come to pass.. They're dead, gone".
65 And even notice in Genesis 19: 26 Lot's wife had followed the angels out of Sodom, but she stopped and when she quit moving forward in the Word of God for her day, she crystallized. What happened? First her mind stopped, then her body stopped to turn around, and when she did she turned to a pillar of salt. First her mind crystallized then her body became transformed into her revelation.
67Now, the word "heareth" is present tense and it means to understand present tense. He did not say "he that once heard it and understood it", but he said, "he that understands" that is now, present tense now, what God is doing now. Anyone can look back at fifty years ago and see that God sent a prophet, but the real question is "what is God doing now?" What are the promises for God that are yet to manifest in this age?
68What portion of this end-time season Word is for me to step into and have God confirm my belief in it and that I am a part of it? That's what we must be looking forward to. Anyone can live in the past but you will never make it in on someone else's coat tails. either God confirms your revelation or he hasn't.
69In Isaiah 50:4-10 we read, "The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: Anyone can talk about the past, but we have a Word for the season. And then he goes on, "He wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned. (Who is wakening who? God wakeneth me morning by morning, because it is God in me who is working to will and to do.)
705 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. 6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. 7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. 8 He is present that justifies me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me. 9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up. 10 Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
71You see, people it is either ordained of God that we understand or it is not. Jesus himself said in Matthew 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
73Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
77Notice Jesus tells us we can only do what is in our genetic makeup to do. He said in John 8: 38-39 that the nature of the Life in the seed will predominate how we act and believe. "I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
78And in Matthew 23:32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
Now, what do you suppose the meant by that? Fill you up the measure? Well to fill up means to execute, manifest or fulfill the measure, and the word measure means the limited portion. In other words the limitations of your fathers is exactly what you are also limited to. But what if your father has no limits to what he can do? Then neither do you. Hallelujah!!! Oh, I love that.
79We see Jesus also in John 8:43-45 say Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. (now this word "hear" means to understand, so he says they can not understand. Why? Because it takes the Spirit of God to give you the mind of God. And if no Spirit of God in you, then no mind of God in you, it's that simple. And if no mind of God in you, then how in the world do you expect to understand the things of God? And he tells us these were not ordained to understand it.)
80Now, let's look at these limitations in the seed life that is in them. Jesus said in verse 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do (so you too will have unquenchable lusts). He was a murderer from the beginning, (so you too will show a murderous spirit) and abode not in the truth, (so you too will not abide or remain in the truth) because there is no truth in him. (So how can you have truth in you) When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (And if he is the father of lies, then his children must also continue in the family attribute of lying) 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
82Now, I was hoping that we would get through three more attributes tonight, but we need to close it down for you that are driving so far. But praise God there are 15-16 more attributes we need to examine so let's just bow our heads and our hearts in a word of prayer.