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2Trying to do God a service 65-0718M P:100 And we know, Lord, that money, property, things of the world have no meanings, just so temporal. All of them must go. Our jobs, our places, our friends, everything must go. No matter how rich, how poor, how popular or unpopular that we are, it all must go. But there's only one thing that our being here is centered around, and that's Jesus Christ. So God, let us lay aside everything that's secondarily and hold to Him; and He is the Word (Grant it, Lord.), the vindicated Word of the hour. The vindicated Word of the days of Moses was Jesus. The vindicated Word of the day of Isaiah, Elijah, John, all, was Jesus. And the vindicated Word today is Jesus, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Help us, Lord, to believe that, see that, and walk in it. We ask in Jesus' Name.
4Hebrews Chapter 4 57-0901E P:79 Seeing then that we have a great high priest,... that has passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confessions." Hold fast," that don't mean just keep testifying. If you don't live the life, you don't hold it fast. You're living a hypocritical thing. You'd better be on out and just say you're a sinner and forget about it. Don't profess a Christian and live something else; you're the biggest stumbling block the world's ever had. If you're a sinner, admit it and go on, get right with God. If you're a Christian, hold fast your confession; stay there.
6Proving His Word 64-0816 P:31 Now, it is possible that staunch Christians, fine people, hold, sometimes hold to the wrong thing thinking it is right. But then these things should be proven, whether they are right or wrong. And it's the duty of all of us, as we are expecting to go to heaven when Jesus comes... And it's the minister's duty, when any question is brought up, that he solves this out, and then proves it before the people, that they might understand, because no one wants to be found wrong, holding to the wrong thing. So we have a Scripture and Jesus said, "all Scriptures must be fulfilled." that we should prove all things. And then, "hold fast," or, "hold tight, get a death grip on it, and don't turn it loose, hold fast to that which is good."
8QA on Genesis COD 53-0729 P:68 Now, if you want to know what... How many would like to know what the Christian Rest is, say "Amen." [Congregation says, "Amen!"--Ed.] Now, you can mark it if you want to: Isaiah 28. He said, "Precept must be upon precept--precept," speaking. "Precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little, and hold fast to that what's good," the prophet speaking of the time coming about Rest, sabbath. Read the whole chapter (You see?); he's same, "Times there when the sabbath day will be done away," and they'll sell shoes on the Saturday the same as they did it on Monday, or what ever more. You see? Said, "When will this sign be?" Said:... precept upon precept;... line upon line; here a little, and there a little: hold fast to that what's good .For with stammering lips and with other tongues will I speak to this people...And this is the... (sabbath)... the rest that I said that they should enter into. And for all of this they hardened their hearts and wagged their heads and rejected It.
9Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
10Redemption in completeness 54-0330 P:10 When the people really get down before God and pray. And then, there's many of you, friends, that's praying, fasting, and afraid to take a hold of what you're praying for. That's right. See? Well, it won't do you no good to fast and pray, 'less you got some works to go with it. All your faith in the world, won't do you a bit of good, 'less you step right out there, and toe-to-toe with it, and take it. That's all. You've got to go forward. You just got to step right out and do it anyhow. When you ask for anything, go get it. God said it's yours, so don't take nothing less. Get what you asked for. You do that and find out how it comes out. Yeah. Don't--don't back up and say, "Well, I'll take second."
11Didn't brother Branham also tell us that the water would never have parted for Moses if he did not first step his foot into the water. I believe that storm would never have stopped if I had not gone to that pulpit in obedience to God's Word, and that storm in Colorado would never have lifted had Not William Branham stepped out by faith and commanded it to stop. Didn't Joshua command the sun to stand still, and it did as long as He kept his hands lifted up? Didn't brother Branham have to throw that stone into the air to start those judgments.
12Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. And what is bondage? It's your fears. The things you fear the most are those things which not only come upon you, but bring you into bondage.
14Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised; 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins,
22Proving His word 65-0426 P:13 Now, this subject that I want to speak on for a few moments is: "Proving His Word." Now, that's a great thing to think of that: Proving His Word. Now, God's just as able to prove His Word tonight as He ever did prove It. And the Bible also said, "Prove all things. Hold fast to that what's good." Now, you've heard, no doubt, heard the old proverb, "Prove it, I'll believe it." But that doesn't hold true. Many times I've seen many things proved, that was absolutely scientifically even proved, and yet people didn't believe it anyhow. I was talking with a man here not long ago. We was talking about Divine healing. He said, "I wouldn't believe it. I don't care what would happen, how much proof you could show of it; I still don't believe it." Well, certainly, no matter what you'd ever do for that man, he's lost. He cannot believe. There's nothing in him to believe.
24You know there was this fellow who came to visit a certain church , and he strode in there and he started telling the people that
you had to listen to this certain certain brother, and that all the people in this church (it was in a certain country with a different language) he said you all need to learn English so hear br. So and So for yourself , and you need to listen to br. So and so or you will be lost, and oh, my he went on and on about what his interpretation of the Message was and so this pastor contacted me and said this guy flunked the Word test.
25Then he went and visited another church and started texting and emailing single sisters in that church telling them what to do, and this was a married man doing this. A married man has no right contacting sisters without either his wife present or with another witness present. and if they belong to someone else's congregation, you talk about being out of order. And when the brother told him he was out of line, he blew up and said," I have studied divine order for twenty years and I know Divine order and you don't have it, and you are all messed up in the way you do your church service". And this coming from a brother who will not sit under any five fold ministry himself.And he is telling this little group of faithful believers who hook up for live service that they are out of order because they don't have their chairs in rows facing forward. Good grief, who is he trying to fool?
26Well,if you claim you didn't have the Holy Ghost until recently, then it matters not how many years you have studied. My Bible says unless you got the Holy Ghost you can not know, it's impossible for you to know. No matter how many years you study, and who you listen to. It don't matter if you got a PHD, LLD, or whatever amount of study you have period. Without the Holy Ghost yu can not even get revelation.
271 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: You see God ordained his Hidden wisdom for our Glory, not for anyone who does not have the Holy Ghost. It's for our Doxa, our opinions, and values to be transformed to His opinions and values. And he says 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: (The princes, and the educated didn't know it) 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. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: (Now, listen, God revealed it to us by HIS Spirit, so if you had no spirit you had no revelation. Then what did you have? NOTHING but HOGWASH!!!)
28Then Paul says, for The Spirit (that's God's Spirit) searches all things, yea, the deep things of God. So if you do not have God's Spirit you are not even searching the deep things of God, then what are you searching? Intellectualism, that's all. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God knows. So unless you have the Spirit of God, you don't know diddly squat. You don't know nothing, so shut up, sit down, get the holy Ghost and then you might get some revelation.
2912 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Notice he says, we get the Spirit of God in order to know the things of God. Then how can someone who admits he didn't have the Holy Ghost tell others who do have the Holy Ghost anything. Listen even Paul had enough smarts to know when he got the Holy Ghost he had to go an relearn everything he thought he knew. Because with what he thought he knew he was fighting the one he claimed to worship. And if your in this Message and realize you have been around it for a long time and didn't have the Holy Ghost all that time, the best thing you can do is sit down, shut up and relearn with a Holy Ghost mind what you couldn't learn without it. Because if you thought you had it and found out you didn't, what else did you not have that you thought he had. When Paul says, you can't even get revelation unless the Spirit of God gives it, and since he didn't have the Spirit of God, then what did he understand because it sure wasn't by revelation. God don't give a man's mind revelation, His Spirit gives revelation to His Spirit in you.
3013 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. It's not you making comparisons, it;'s the Holy Ghost comparing spiritual things with Spiritual.
31Now, look, brothers and sisters, you could sit under the best Bible teacher that ever walked in Shoe leather, but unless you your self have the Holy Ghost you will never receive Holy Ghost revelation. That's what Paul said, Revelation is given to The Spirit (God's Spirit) in you from The Spirit, God's Spirit. And he said, not which man teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches. Comparing spiritual with spiritual.
32But you can't expect a natural un-regenerated, un-Holy Ghost filled man to get it. Because Paul says, 14 " But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
33Because it takes The Spirit to know them. So how can any man tell a brother with the Holy Ghost that because he has studied twenty years while being without the Holy Ghost, that he knows more than a Holy Ghost child of God knows. Paul tells us here unequivocally that it is impossible for him to have received ANYTHING from The Spirit seeing that he was not born again and thus void of The Spirit himself. So who is he trying to kid. Or as John said, He who says he is without sin, only deceives himself.
34Now, if you don't have the Holy Ghost brothers and sisters, then you will not understand this Word no matter how many years you study it. What you will get is 20 years of false understanding because God is not obligated to give correct understanding to anyone who does not have the Holy Ghost.
35And so the Word unto them will become do and do, do and do, a little here and a little their, until they go and fall backwards and are destroyed. That's why we read last week from Isaiah 28 which is so vital for this hour.
Isaiah 28:9 Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining The Message? To children weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast? I don't think so, because Paul said when you ought to be teachers having sat under a profound teacher for twenty years Paul said, you still have need of milk.
3610 For with them the Word will become: Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rule; a little here, a little there." 11 Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues (that's the Kentucky mountain language) God will speak to this people, (Notice who wil do the speaking? Who will speak to this people? God will speak to this people. It's God that came down with a Shout, and we know that Shout is a Message. And when God speaks, what is it? It is "THUS SAITH THE LORD") And what does that do for us?
37Listen to what Isaiah tells us. 12 to whom he said, "This is the resting place, let the weary rest"; What is our resting place? It is "THUS SAITH THE LORD" we can rest in THUS SAITH THE LORD" and, "This is the place of repose" And you would think that they would take the word of a vindicated prophet over any other man, but will they? Listen to what Isaiah says, -- but they would not listen. And when they will not listen what happens?
3813 So then, the word of the LORD to them will become: Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rule; a little here, a little there-- so that they will go and fall backward, be injured and snared and captured. Notice we are told that because they will not rest on THUS SAITH THE LORD", the Word becomes unto them rules and regulations taught by the precepts of man, and they will go into works programs instead of believing the teaching which is the doctrine of God. And because they refuse the spirit, they will have to walk in the flesh, and their works programs will only lead them to manifest the works of the flesh.
39Isaiah 55:7-11 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the un-rightwise-ness of man forsake his own thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He (God) will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith thus the Lord, or Thus says the Lord.
409 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.