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2Deuteronomy 6: 4-9 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 8And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
5Now, verse 7 in the Amplified version is even more memorable, it says, “And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be first in your mind heart; (now, that is the problem I have seen in this Message the most. When children go wayward it is usually because the parents do not have a true revelation themselves. The children see mom and dad as hypocrites and know that that just play church and it is a social thing for them, but because they are not driven by this word, the children do not come into the proper manner of importance as they should have. I know that I must seem to many as a fanatic because of the strong stands I have taken over the years, but I would rather know my soul is right with God and have His approval than to have a large church full of compromising people. Notice next what he tells us to do). then (when? After you have established the word of God as first in your own mind and heart, then) you shall whet and sharpen them, so to make them penetrate,…
6Now, the scripture uses symbolism here to get the message across. If you wish for a knife or dagger to cut deeper into the flesh, you must first make sure it is very, very sharp, so you use a wet stone to sharpen the blade in order to make it penetrate as deep into the body as it can possibly penetrate. So he says.. you shall whet and sharpen them, so to make them penetrate, and teach (that’s number 1) and impress them diligently upon the minds and hearts of your children, (that’s number 2) and (number 3) You shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and (number 4) when you walk by the way, and (number 5) when you lie down and (number 6) when you rise up."
I hope you can see the importance of not being wishy-washy with your children. We see that the people were commanded to place pictures and Scriptures and all sorts of things that the children will actually see with their eyes and when they see with their eyes it will have an influence in their minds and in their hearts.
Now, we have already explained what it means to wet and sharpen the Scriptures to your children, but what does it mean when it says to imprss them upon the minds of your children. It tells us how to do it. It says, You shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and (number 4) when you walk by the way, and (number 5) when you lie down and (number 6) when you rise up."
But what does it mean to IMPRESS them upon their minds. The word Impress means 1. To affect strongly, favorably: 2. To produce or attempt to produce a vivid impression or image of: 3. To mark or stamp with or as if with pressure: impressed a design on the hot wax. 4. To apply with pressure; press.
So it is not a laid back attitude you are to take with your children, It is an attitude that when they do wrong, it seems like the end of the world. You do not impress without a press, for the word is IM-PRESS as in making an imprint. When you press a coin into wax or clay to make a mold, that is what you are doing to make the mold. And the word should be presented as Life and death, not lackadaisically.
12Now, this brings us to the The tenth attribute of a son of God: They will have the same works as Christ the original Seed had.. For if God is the same and changes not, and you have His Spirit living in you, then how could you expect anything different.
13Now, if you do a search in brother Branham's Message, you will find that 198 times brother Branham used the phrase "the same works" or "the very same works" showing us that the promise Jesus gave to the believers is that "the very same works" that God did in Him will be done in the believers. So we should not be looking for something different, because after all "He is the same yesterday, today and forever". And if you say he is the same yesterday, meaning 50 years ago but he is not the same today, then you are preaching a false gospel. Because today means today. Yesterday was yesterday and forever means after today, but today means today, not fifty years ago. And if He is the same yesterday as He is today, then why would you expect him to do any different yesterday than he is doing today.
15Do you think God is proud of a bunch of children who are lazy and won't go out and work? What father wants their children to grow up lazy and unwilling to work. Here we are with much more understanding of the Godhead, and the hour which we live, understanding the Presence of Christ, His Great Appearing, than men like Br. Bosworth or Martin or Columba or Ireneaus or Wesley or Luther had and yet having been given the fully revealed Word, and yet we sit here with no response like dead logs and hide behind the phrase we are resting in what God's prophet did? Come on, that is a total copout. to rest in that ministry does not mean to you lay around and do nothing in response. It means you have full trust in what God has done and in response to what he did you do.
16The least you can do is live the life he lived. Not you doing it of course but God working in you to will and to do. And if you are not willing and doing then God is not working in you. Then you are none of his.
17There is a passive faith and there is an active faith. The trouble is that people think it is all passive faith, but let me tell you something, where there is no active faith, there really never was a passive faith.
19I don't think if you add up all the healings from all the elect ministries from around the entire world you could come up with 225,000 letters of healing. I think it is shameful that we do not act as though He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Why do they even preach it if they do not believe it?
20And as we read from brother Branham's message last night called, "if God is here, then where are all the miracles". In that sermon, he brought to our attention that God is a Supernatural God and where He is, there should be supernatural things taking place.
21Now, what bothers me is that we have a whole group of people who claim to believe William Branham, and who claim to believe Br. Vayle and who claim to believe that God is here, and yet they do not believe that God is obligated to His Word to be the same now as He was 50 years ago.
23And I'm talking about Jehovah Jireh, "the God who is our provider". There shouldn't be brethren struggling in this Message if they truly work hard and ask God to bless their sowing. The problem is either we do not sow correctly, or else we do not come to God and ask as Jesus said for us to do.
24From 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--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--a provided way... Hold on to the promise until it's made manifest to you.
26Who 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.
28The 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.
30Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
33Look, we all believe theologically that God descended with a Shout in this hour and His Pillar of Fire is here leading us to the Millennium, right? We might call that the "Parousia of Christ", or "the appearing itself" but those are just theological explanations of a reality that is taking place at this moment in time.
34I'm talking about that same Pillar of fire that Brother Branham said is leading us to the millennium. We claim to believe that Pillar of Fire is still here, and we claim more than most to believe that, yet it seems we have limited what God is allowed to do for us more than most. Sometimes it is more blessed to be a little ignorant of the theology, because you muddle your mind with so much of that, that you fail to receive God in simplicity like a little child who doesn't know all that theory and theology but believes God and gets answers to his or her prayer..
35We all claim to believe the Pillar of fire is here, and yet if we actually saw it with our own eyes would we really believe it? Or if others claim to have seen it would we believe them? So why if we believe He's here, why don't we expect Him? Why would we think it odd for Him to make Himself visible in some supernatural act that would help us along our way? We believe the picture up there don't we? we believe that same Pillar of Fire is still here don't we? Yet when people have testified that the Pillar of fire hung over the tape recorder while God's Prophet was speaking down in some jungle, why is it so hard for us to believe them?
37So this morning I am just going to take a little break from my usual sermon layout, and I am just going to read what God's prophet William Branham said, and throw in an occasional Scripture or comment, to show you that what Jesus promised us is not different works from what he did, but He promised us that the very same works he did we as believers will also do.
38Now, you might ask, "so what's the point. Why do you keep pointing to the works of Christ." Well, to be perfectly honest, because they are promises of God and unless we step into them, we will miss our body change which is also a promise from God for this hour.
39Look, we have promises that are very specific to this hour, but if we can not even take God at His word concerning healing and supernatural intercession when we are in need, then how in the world will you ever take God at His word concerning these promises which are transforming in power.
40As brother Vayle said to me, "Some thing's got to happen to build our faith because we don't even have faith for healing much less a body change." I know that you get what you preach for, because God has a law that "whatsoever you sow you shall also reap."
41From his sermon, 60-0911 Five Identifications of the True Church of the Living God pp.. 90 Brother Branham said, "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 shall he do; 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.
42In 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.
43In his sermon, Restoration of bride tree 62-0422 P:199 in quoting Jesus, William Branham says, "I'll go with you, and you'll be part of Me; you'll be My Bride. My Life will be in your body. Just like a husband and wife is one person, you and I are going to be One. At that day you'll know that I'm in the Father, the Father in Me, and I in you, and you in Me." Hmm. I just love that. Satan just gets so angry at that. See? See the Oneness of God? All that God was, He poured into Christ, and all that Christ was, He poured into the church. There you are. It makes them all one. Now, look. Now, the Bride are one, Tree of Life. In other words like husband and wife is one, Christ and His Bride are One: same thing, same Spirit, same works, same signs, everything else, "For the works that I do shall you do also." How long? To all the world. How much? To every creature. Is that right?
44From God Testifying of His Gifts 52-0713E P:38 Now, according to Jesus' own words, which I believe they are the Truth. No one disputes that Saint John 5 is not but what's inspired. And according to His Words, He said, "I do nothing until the Father shows Me what He's doing. Then what the Father shows Me, that I do." Is that right? Saint John 5:19. Now, if Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, "A little while, and the world seeth Me no more, yet you'll see Me, for I will be with you even in you." Then Jesus Christ comes into His Church, to His people, to manifest Himself out through the people, while He, Himself, is setting at the right hand of the Father, sending back the Holy Spirit, … to live in human beings, to work through them, to show the same works that He did in the beginning, making Him, "the same yesterday, today, and forever." (Notice the Holy Spirit was given to us to be in us (plural) to do the same works Jesus did.)
45Witnesses 54-0303 P:51 So we seen Him. When He was here on earth, He said, "It's not me that doeth the work. It's My Father that dwelt in Me, He doeth the work. I do nothing of Myself." St. John 5:19, He said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father shows Me, that I go do. The Father worketh, I worketh hitherto." Therefore, He did not heal anyone Himself. He said He only did as God showed Him a vision on what to do… Now, another thing. … Now, all these things that He did, He said, "You shall do also." Said, "A little while, and the world will see Me no more; yet, you'll see Me..." Who's you? "You shall see Me, for I will be with you, even in you, to the end of the world: Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever." If that isn't plain Gospel preaching, I don't know what is. Now, if He raised from the dead and living in us tonight, the same works that a vindicated Him, will a vindicate His Church. These signs shall follow them that believe (Is that right?) to vindicate His Church.
46Sir would we see Jesus 54-1205 P:15 They questioned Jesus." Why," He said, "verily, verily, I say unto you..." Listen. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing in Himself, but what He sees the Father doing." Well, whatever doeth He showeth the Son. Is that right? "The Father worketh and I worketh hitherto." In other words, "I can do nothing as the Son of God." And men claiming to be Divine healers, when even the Son of God didn't claim to be a Divine healer. He said, "I can do nothing." He didn't claim to be a healer. Said, "It isn't Me that does the work. It's My Father that dwelleth in Me; He doeth the works." Then if we're sons of God today with the Father's Spirit in us, what about it? The same Spirit, the same mind, the same works, the same power...Now, He said, "I can do nothing except My Father shows Me". In other words... Listen close now. This may shock just a little. But Jesus Christ, the Son of God, never performed one miracle without first seeing a vision of it, or He told something wrong there. He said, "The Son can do nothing in Himself, but what I see the Father doing." Is that true? That was Jesus nineteen hundred years ago. … Now, Jesus said that He did nothing. You say, "Well, what about some blind man followed Him one day on the street; He had no vision about him?" He was hollering, "Having mercy. Have mercy." And the disciples put him back. And He went into the house and set down. After while the blind man got in some way, somebody brought him in. He come up to him, He touched their eyes, and said, "According to your faith, be it unto you." Is that right? 17 Now, quickly, while we close. He said, "A little while and the world ('kosmos,' the word meaning 'the world order.')... A little while and the world will see Me no more. (The world's the unbeliever, the self-styled, the starchy, the heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.) They'll see Me no more, yet ye shall see Me." There's going to be some "world." There's going to be some "ye's." "Ye shall see Me (the believer), "for I (personal pronoun), for I will be with you, even in you (until the apostles are gone? No, sir.) until the end of the world." Is that right? "I go away. But I come again." Is that right? "And I will be with you, even in you, to the end of the world": Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever. No plainer Gospel, I do not know any more plainer Gospel. Then, here's the challenge. Now, if He would come, how would He? Jesus has no hands on earth today, but your hands and my hands. He uses my mouth and your mouth, my eyes and your eyes. And the whole thing is submitting yourself to the Holy Spirit of God. And God's works through the individual. Do you believe that? May the Lord bless you. Now, if Jesus will come on the scene... Many of you know my ministry. You've read the books. I'm your brother. There's no more grace to me than there is to the drunkard that was saved five minutes ago. See? God loves us all the same. We're not one above another. We're all the same. We're children. I've got two little girls and a boy. I do not make one ounce of difference in them; they're all the same. That's the way God does. If you're a housewife, or if you're a preacher, or a deacon, or whatever you are, in the sight of God we're all the same. We're just children. Each one has a job to do, and let's do it with all of our heart.
47Now, let me tell you something. When that pentecostal brother had his heel cut off, I never had a vision that God would heal him? I just did what God told us to do, I laid my hands on him, and prayed for him, and and then I left the results up to God and I told that brother the same Words Jesus said, "Be it done unto you according to your faith." And God healed him. Grew his heel back in miraculous time frame, like over night.
48It wasn't my faith that healed him, it was his own faith. I had faith in God's Word to lay my hands on Him and I left the rest up to God. That's all you are asked to do. He's not asking you to yell demons out, or shake them out, he's asking you to just have enough trust in him, but first you have to do something to prove you trust Him. You've got to lay your hands on that person.
49That is what James 5 and Mark 16 are all about. The only part we have is to set the stage for His appearing. Believe, and extend your hand. Brother Branham said, Mark 16 does not even require you to pray. Just simply "they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall be healed."
51Choosing of a bride 65-0429E P:72 He told me of the things was coming to pass, and it happened just exactly; how each of those Seals opened and told the mysteries that'd been hid down through them ages of the reformers and so forth, just perfectly; how I was standing upon top of the hill--men, three or four of them standing right here present now; yes, more than that. Going up the hill, the Holy Spirit said, "Pick up that rock." (We were hunting.) He said, "Throw it up in the air, and say, 'THUS SAITH THE LORD.'" I did. Down from there come a little funnel of wind. I said, "Within twenty-four hours, you will see the hand of God."Men setting right here present now, the next day about ten o'clock, standing there, I said, "Get ready; get under the car there" (a veteran); I said, "something's fixing to happen." It was a clear sky, right up in a big canyon; and down come a whirling fire from heaven just as hard as it could scream, hit the walls like that. I was standing right under it. I just took off my hat, held my head, and it come about three feet or four feet above me, and cut a ditch plumb around that wall like that, and blasted, and went back up in the air, and whirled around again and come down three times, even cut the tops of the mesquite bushes out for two hundred yards.
73 Hear them fellows saying, "Amen"? They were there when it happened. See? And it made three blasts. When they got out from under the cars, and everything, and come back over, said, "If that'd hit you, there wouldn't been a greasy spot." I said, "It wasn't... It was Him. He was talking to me." God speaks by a whirlwind. See? And there was that same Pillar of Fire that you see on the pictures standing there. And when it went up, they said, "What is it?" I said, "Judgment is striking the west coast." Second day from that, Alaska like to have sunk. See, it struck once there, the first blow where the... You have to do something to symbolize it. Like a man put some salt in a cruse, and throwed it in the water, and said, "THUS SAITH THE LORD, let there be sweet water." And another one, Jesus picked up water, and poured it into a jug, and made wine out of it. You have to have something to symbolize it, and that's what that was that went up in the air and come down; that started that little whirlwind.
52Law having a shadow 54-1203 P:19 And now, the Church is to give the Light, a lesser Light, in the absence of the Lord. And then when the light, as the moon is shining, and the sun comes into the moon, they both blend together, and it makes one light, so will it be when the Lord Jesus returns. The Light that the Church has reflected... And the same Jesus, the same works, the same Light, the same thing that He did when He was here on earth is reflected by His Church, showing that He is living somewhere. When I look out tonight and can see the moon a shining, the stars shining, the lesser light, when I can see that, it's a guarantee of one thing: that the sun's shining somewhere. That's right.
Darkest hour Jesus comes 55-1114 P:22 Now, God gave Him the Spirit without measure. He gives it to you and I by measure. He measured me out a spoonful. But when He measured it out to His Son, He measured the whole oceans. See what I mean? But notice, the same chemicals that's in this spoon is in the whole ocean. And all the chemicals in the ocean is in the or a measure of them is in this spoon. It's the same kind. See, it'll do the same thing. It'll do the same works. It'll produce the same Life. Don't you believe that? That's what makes us Christians.
54Jehovah Jireh 57-0326 P:104 Now, if God made the promise, then here's what it is. He promised that whatsoever things you desire when you pray, believe you receive it, you shall have it. “The things that I do shall you also.” After the resurrection, He, if He was supposed to do, that Spirit that was sent back that was in Christ to come on the church, was to do the same works that Jesus did when He was here on earth to make the covenant of people exactly the same with the body. This is the physical Body of Christ now. And when it is resurrected, it goes to meet its Mate, Christ Jesus, as Husband and Wife or as King and Queen. It's the same material that was in that Body is in this body of believers. The same Spirit that was in Christ is in us, doing the same works if Christ keeps His Word.
We would see Jesus 57-0226 P:21 But now, while He's here working with His Church in the form of the Spirit... Then if His Spirit is with us, He will act just exactly like He act when He was here on earth. It'll make you act the same way, because it's not your spirit any more; it's His Spirit in you, Christ's Spirit in you. "The things that I do... He that believeth on Me (Saint John 14:12.), the works that I do, shall ye do also." See? We'll do the same works, think the same thoughts, live the same type of life. If the Spirit of God is in you, it makes you live like Christ, Christ-like. Then you become a written epistle, read of all men, Christ in you, reflecting His Light out of you, as God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, and reflecting God from His own body. No man has seen God at any time, but the only begotten of the Father has declared Him. God was in Christ. And what Christ's attitude was, was God's attitude, 'cause the two work together, the Spirit and flesh united together.
56Jesus Christ the same 58-0323 P:55 The Bible said; Jesus said, "I am the Vine; ye are the branches." The vine doesn't bear fruit, the branch bears fruit. And the branch will bear the fruit of the vine it's connected with. And I ask any scholar of the Scriptures to show me where Christ ever organized a church or made an organization, where He ever said a certain bunch of creeds would do it. He said, "Except a man be born again, he cannot even understand the Kingdom of God." If it's pumpkin vine, it'll bear pumpkins. If it's a watermelon vine, it'll bear watermelons. If it's a grapevine, it'll bear grapes. If we are the branches of His Church, we'll bear the fruits of the Lord Jesus. "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do, shall he do also." The same kind, not a different, "The same works that I do." God help us.
57Greater than Solomon is here 58-0625 P:34 Now, if Jesus is still dead, then He was just a man. But if He's raised tonight, been alive two thousand years, since His death, burial, and resurrection, then the Bible said, "He is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Then if He's the same, He will act the same, do the same: same works, same miracles, same power, same grace.
58What Holy Ghost was given for 59-1217 P:45 Now. "The works that I do..." God is in His church to continue His works. That's why He sent the Holy Ghost. Now, He knew that. He knew it couldn't be done that way, so was it by otherwise... So He had to send... The Father sent the Son, put all that's in the Son in you. And the same works that He did, the same very works now that Jesus did, you'll do also, the church. Wouldn't you like to do the works of God? Jesus said, "If you want to do the
59Faithful Abraham 59-0415E P:69 not just for the apostles, to the end of the world. "The works that I do shall you do also. More than this shall you do for I go to My Father." And then the Holy Spirit wasn't only in one Person; it's in the entire church universal doing the same works that Jesus did. Hallelujah. I challenge the world to believe that. And you'll see a revival break through this country. You'll see Divine healing and the power of Almighty God. He's here now. works of God, believe on Me.”
60From the beginning it wasn't so 59-1125 P:3 Jesus said at the beginning, "The works that I do, shall you do also." That's the way it was at the beginning. What kind of a works did He do at the beginning? The same works that He's doing now. What kind of a church did He have at the beginning? A church that was filled with the Spirit, that healed the sick, and prophesied, and great signs and wonders. And it wasn't ashamed of the religion. They shouted and danced under the Spirit like drunk men, and had cloven tongues like fire set upon them. And they done signs and wonders, and exploits followed them. That's the kind it was at the beginning. That's the kind it'll be in the middle. That'll be the kind it'll be at the last. You say, "My church don't teach that." Well, it wasn't so from the beginning. You say, "I'm a Methodist." It wasn't so from the beginning. "I'm a Baptist." It wasn't so from the beginning." I'm a Lutheran." It wasn't so from the beginning. They were baptized saints of God with the Holy Ghost. That's what the beginning was: signs and wonders. You say "My church don't believe in it." It wasn't so from the beginning. "My church don't believe in seeing visions." It wasn't so from the beginning.
61Five identifications 60-0911E P:56 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.
62Uncertain sound 60-1218 P:157 Now, when He was on earth, He was the Pillar of Fire, led the children of Israel. Is that right? Then He was made flesh in the Son of God, in order to taste death for the whole human race, make an atonement. You believe that? Now, what is He today? The same Jesus. The same (what?) yesterday in the Fatherhood, same in the Son-ship, same here in the form of the Holy Spirit, same Light. Paul on his road to Damascus was struck down by a Light, and said, "Who are You, Lord? "Said, "I'm Jesus."...?...That's right. What is it? Three times He took off His mask. Took off His mask from a Pillar of Fire and become what? A Man to take away sin. Then took off His mask as a Man, and went back again to be a Spirit called the Holy Ghost; the Ghost of a Man to come back and be on you, and in you, and the very same works... Mm. Do you see it, church? There's nothing uncertain about that. "The works that I do, shall you also. For I will be with you, even in you, until the end of the consummation, the end of the world, the end of the time, the end of all things. I'll be right with you, doing the same works." Now, there's no uncertainty about that.
63Queen of Sheba 60-0710 P:40 The Bible said that "No man can call Jesus the Christ only by the Holy Ghost." If you've never received the Holy Ghost, you don't know that He's the Christ yet. Remember that. You're only walking towards that light. You can say, "My pastor said so." That's true. "My Bible said so." That's true. "My mother said so." That's truth. "My church believes it's the Holy Ghost." That's true, but what about you? As an individual, you don't know until you've received It. And when you receive the Holy Ghost, then you are a witness that He's alive forever more. Now, the Holy Ghost is within you; now, and then you watch Him as He works. If the Life of Christ is in you, it will produce His Life in you." The works that I do shall you do also." The same works, because it's the same life. If the life in a watermelon vine produces a watermelon, well, The next branch that comes out, it'll produce another watermelon; every time it'll be a watermelon. And if the church is really anchored in Christ, every church will write a book of Acts behind it. That's exactly right, because the first one wrote a book of Acts behind it. So, there we are.
64Message of grace 61-0827 P:130 If He's still God, He can use my lips to speak the same words that He'd do, 'cause He has no lips but mine and yours. He has no eyes but ours. So He just comes down and operates His church through our body (You believe that?), operates Himself. That's what He said. "The works that I do, you shall do the same." Is that right? "Same works, you shall do..." That was the works He did to prove He was Messiah. Now, if He is Messiah, and He is, then that being true, then He does the same works right now through His church that He did then. That proves that it's right, regardless of all your denominations. Oh, hallelujah.
65Sirs we would see Jesus 61-1224 P:102 … and let it die to its own thoughts, and let this Word abide and come to life, then they'd say, "If you don't believe me, believe the works that I do, for they are they which testify of me." What is the works? Jesus said, "These works, the works that God gave Me to do." And said, "As the Father sent Me, so send I you." The very works that God did was in Him, made Him and the Father One; and the same works that Jesus did, and the Holy Spirit of Jesus in you will make you do the same works. "The works that I do shall he do also." Sure.
66Faithful Abraham 61-0312 P:53 Now, the church that professes to be a Christian church, will have to have that same Spirit that was in Jesus Christ. For at the resurrection of the church, Christ and His Bride will come together and dovetail. The writings and promises of God will be made fulfilled there. So it cannot come together unless the same Spirit was in Christ is in you and me. And then if that same Spirit is in there, It'll do the same works, and live the same kind of a separated life, and do the works that He did. The Bible said so,…
67The 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 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. …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.
68Paradox a 65-0117 P:53 Was a paradox vindicated, and it's then to be Gospel Truth; a Gospel that had promised this, and here it happened and vindicated what it was. Now, let me give you a great noble paradox here, just a minute. In John 14:12, Jesus said, promised that the believer that believed in Him, would do the same works. Is that right? God, Who makes a law or a promise, must keep that promise to be God. He does keep it. To think, the God... Why, It's a paradox itself; for God, Who makes a promise and cannot break that promise, to give that promise of the things that He did to His people to follow throughout the age until He returned again. "Go ye into all the world, preach the Gospel to every creature (every creature, all the world.); he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, and he that believeth not shall be damned; and these signs shall follow them that believe." He's got to keep that Word. And because He said it, it went from His mouth, it's got to be fulfilled. All Scripture's got to be fulfilled. So it's a paradox alone to hear Jesus the Son of God make such a statement as that, "The things that I do will you do also." Now, the Bible said in Hebrews 13:8, He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. That's a paradox, 'cause it has to be done. "Heavens and earth will pass away, but not one Word that I've ever said will ever fail," He said. It has to be done.
69What is the Holy Ghost 59-1216 P:45 They knowed the church was to receive power that would work in the church the same works of Christ, because as a shadow becomes deeper and deeper and reflects more... You take a shade; farther away from the shade, the least reflection you get of the shade. After while the shade gets closer, closer to the tree, and the shade is the same thing.
70Jesus Christ the same 58-0207 P:21 Jesus said these words, "The works that I do shall he do also." Saint John, I believe it's 14:7. "The works that I do shall he do also; greater..." The right translation is more. You couldn't do any greater. A greater in quantity, but not in quality... He raised the dead, stopped nature. He just did everything. So it would more than this, because then the Holy Spirit would be working through the church throughout the universe. "More of the same works will you do; because I go to the Father. And I'll come again, and be with, in you."
71Let us see God 59-1129 P:76 Now, this Angel of the Lord, if It doesn't perform and do the same works that Jesus did, then it's not the Spirit was on Jesus. But if It does the same works that Jesus does; because He said, "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do, shall he also." You know the Bible says, same chapter, John 14, "The works that I do, shall he do also; even more than this shall he do, for I go to My Father." I know the King James puts it "greater." It couldn't be no greater; the original says "more." 'Cause He stopped nature; He raised the dead; well, it's just everything. You could do no greater than He did. But the church would do more of it, because while we're having a meeting here, they're having a meeting in Africa; they're having them in Brazil; they're all around the world (See?); 'cause it could be more. God was manifested in one Person then, His Son Jesus; now He's manifested in His church universal, but the same Spirit doing the same works. One day...
72From the beginning it wasn't so 59-1125 P:52 Oh, just think now, just in a moment. Think, in a moment the words that I've preached God has to speak if they're truth, or if He doesn't, then I've misrepresented Him. And if I've misrepresented Him, His Word has misrepresented Him. Did not Jesus say in John 14, "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also." I said that to a man one time, he said, "Oh sure, we got great churches, denominations; that's the works that He didn't do." I said, "He said, 'The same works that I do, shall you do also. Greater than this shall you do.'" You show me the works that He did first, then show me the greater. In the original translation doesn't say greater; it says more. More than this, 'cause the Holy Spirit would cover the whole earth at that time, this time now. "More than this shall you do, for I go unto My Father."
73Mary's belief 61-0121 P:33 We're looking for a Messenger. That Messenger is the Holy Spirit. The Bible said, "A little while and the world won't see Me no more (Jesus did), yet ye shall see Me, for I'll be with you to the end of the world. The works that I do shall you do also. More than this shall you do, for I go unto My Father." Now, the word there "more," in the right translation... I'm using it there and "more," because it said in the King James "greater." Who could do any greater? He raised the dead, stopped nature, done everything. But then He was is in one Person. All of God was bottled up into one Man, Jesus Christ. But in this time He's across the universe in His church, doing more of it, the same works. "The same works that I do shall they do also. More than this shall I do, because I return back to the Pillar of Fire that I was before I was made flesh and dwelt on the earth. I showed Myself alive by the same works and the same manifestations I did." That is exactly right. Jesus said, when He was here on earth, "I come from God and I return to God." Is that right? All right. If He was God...
74Greater than Solomon is here 62-0628 P:34 Now, we got resurrection by history. But then we got resurrection by sign, that Jesus Christ lives tonight in His church. He's not dead; He's alive. Saint John 14:12, Jesus said, "He that believeth on Me..." Not, "professes to believe," but He said, "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also. More than this shall he do, for I go to the Father." Now, I know King James says here, "greater." They couldn't do no greater. He raised the dead; He healed the sick; He stopped nature; He done everything. But the right translation in the original Hebrew, yet it says, "more than this." That is, Christ was in one Man there, and Christ is in His church universal now. "More of the same works will you do, for I go to My Father." "A little while and the world (cosmos, world order) sees Me no more. Yet ye shall see Me, for I (And 'I' is a personal pronoun as I have said.) I will be with you, even in you (How long?) to the end of the world." "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever."
75What Hearest thou Elijah 59-0412E P:36 Jesus said, "These things that I do shall you also. These works that I do, shall you also," the same works, only more of it. It would be in the universal church around the world. Where now it could only be in one place, that was in Christ. But when Christ is in His church, the same works that He did will be going on completely around the world, all the time. 37 What we fail to see is to listen to that still small voice that speaks to us, then wrap ourself in His righteousness, and walk out saying, "Lord God, did You speak to me? Does it mean me, O Lord?
76Way back the 62-1123 P:68 "These signs shall follow them that believe. The works that I do shall you do also. Christ in you, the hope of glory. Let the mind that was in Christ be in you." If that same mind's in there with the same power that's in there, you'll do the same works that He did. If you take all the poison out of it, and all the hurt...Somebody, say, "I'm afraid to tell you..." Sissy. God wants men." I don't like to say..."Oh, some... Need to have... I don't know what. They need inoculation. Yes, sir. What we need, inoculation. Yes, sir. It's for you, and to your children, them that's far off.
77Hear ye Him 62-0711 P:68 That's the reason He could smile here. Jesus had carried out every Word of it. That's it. He'd carried out just exactly to the Word, now, because He was that perfect Son. And He is the same, and He died to become the Vine, that we might become the branch, that He can energize us with His Life to make the same Life that He had, living in us. Then we'll do the same thing. Jesus said in Saint John 14:12, "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also." Now, we watch what He done. See, we haven't time tonight, but we'll take it up later, and see what His works was: maybe tomorrow night. Then, see if He will perform that same works. If He does, He remains the same. Now, then God would be pleased with that.
78What is the Holy Ghost 59-1216 P:45 They knew the church was to receive power that would work in the church the same works of Christ, because as a shadow becomes deeper and deeper and reflects more... You take a shade; farther away from the shade, the least reflection you get of the shade. After while the shade gets closer, closer to the tree, and the shade is the same thing.
79From his sermon, 60-0911E Five Identifications of the True Church of the Living God pp.. 90 he said, "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 shall he do; 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.
801 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
81Good shepherd of the sheep 57-0308 P:47 He's sending the Church in the same way that God sent Him. The God that went, 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."
82Jehovah Jireh 56-0429 P:46 Jesus when He was here on earth, He claimed that He was going back to turn to the Father in form a Spirit, but would come in the form of the Holy Ghost and would abide with us forever. And the very same works that He did then, He would do through His Church until He come again. How many knows that's true say, "Amen." See?