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1This morning I would like to examine one more aspect of our understanding Doctrine, what it is and why it is necessary, and if you recall when we began this series, we spoke on the very first thing that we must understand, in order for there to be a True Teaching of "the Doctrine of Christ": Number one, there must be One Who reveals Himself. Secondly, there must be One IN whom He reveals Himself. In other words the vessel God chooses to do the revealing through, and finally there must be the ones to Whom He reveals Himself.
2We spoke on the first principle and we showed that the Doctrine of Christ is not about you, and it's not about me, nor any other minister or people, but the Doctrine of Christ is about Christ, the Anointer Who Anoints.
8I Corinthians 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, (that's Christ the anointed son) and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: (so Paul is going to talk to us about the order God has set up.) Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his parousia. 24 Then cometh the end, when He (the Son of God) shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he (God) shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he (God) must reign, till he (God) hath put all enemies under his (the son of God's) feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For He (the Father) hath put all things under his (The Son of God's) feet. But when he (God) saith all things are put under him, (the son of God) it is manifest that he (God) is excepted, which did put all things under him (The Son of God). 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him,(the son of God) then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him (God) that put all things under him (the son of God), that God may be all in all.
9So we see that God is present working and performing and bringing all sons into subjection to the very same God-Life that was in the son of God bringing Him into subjection to the Father in all thing.
10Now, this being Father's day, I would like to speak this morning on the Father of Glory, and show you that "all things are in subjection to Him." And He desires to have the preeminence in the hearts and lives of every true believer, for God's prophet taught us that is God's second purpose in his three fold purpose.
11In Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, Br. Branham took his text from Colossians 1:18 And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.
12Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:81 When I see God's great purpose: revealing Himself, and having... First, to reveal Himself in Christ, the Fullness of the Godhead bodily, and then to bring that Fullness of Godhead bodily into a people that He could have the preeminence, the oversight, the leading...
14And then one more, from his same sermon, Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:85 Brother Branham said, "Now, that's when He can express the preeminences. You see? He's got the man or the person so that he knows nothing but Christ. You get what I mean? All right. That's secondly. First, to express Hisself completely: God in Christ. Second, to have the preeminence by this in His Church (which is His Body, Bride) to... He could have the preeminence to express Himself through them. All right. And thirdly, to restore the Kingdom to its rightly position that fell by sin by the first Adam, back to where He walked in the cool of the evening with His people, talked with them, fellowshipped with them. And now sin and death had separated them from His Presence and His entire expression. Do you read it?
16Number one He entered into His Son Jesus to express Himself to the world. Then Number two, he has entered into His Bride to express that same God-Life through them that he expressed through His first born son to the world. And Number three, the purpose is then to bring us back into fellowship as it was meant to be before the fall in the garden.
17Now, in John 17:20 we hear Jesus pray saying, 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.
18Notice his prayer was that God would give us the same Glory he had given Him that made him one with God so that it will also make us one with God. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
19Now, we know this word "glory" was translated from the Greek word "doxa" which means the opinions, and values and judgments of God. So what made Jesus and God one was that Jesus subjected himself to the opinions and values and judgments of His Father, and he said by giving us those same opinions, values, and judgments to us it would make us one with God in the same way he and the father were one. That's what he said.
22John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. 21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he (the father) wills.
23John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. 31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. 32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
25In like manner I would like to show you that the elect Bride of Christ must come to the same place also in this hour, where she will only do what the Father shows her to do, and thus prove that she is in subjection to Him just as the firstborn son was in subjection to Him.
27Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him (Paul is talking about the Spirit of God) that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead (the same God, the same Power that raised up Jesus from the dead )shall also quicken (or make alive) your mortal bodies by his (same) Spirit (His same Life) that dwelleth in you.
28Rising of the sun 65-0418M P:60 What does it do? Now, listen, so that you'll know that this Easter, I want it to mean more to you than any Easter ever did. See? I want you to see it. We know what it done for Him, but I want you to see it, not will, it has done the same for you. See? What does it do? It quickens the mortal body. This mortal body that we live in, It quickens it, in other words, brings it to Life. Now, you who once walked along with a great big cigar in your mouth, and everything, a bunch of cigarettes; and you women who once had short hair, painted, and carried on, and wore shorts, and things like that; all at once, Something screamed and you looked down here and It was the Word. See? It quickens your... You said, "No more shorts for me, no more liquor for me, no more lying, no more stealing, no more this, that..." See? The Spirit that raised Him from the dead, dwelling in you will also bring your mortal bodies (the dust of the earth) into subjection. You see? What is it? Subjection to what? Christ. Who's Christ? The Word, not the theology, but the Word. Then, you say that these things... "Oh, I think it's all right for women to wear slacks." When the Word said, "No." See? It quickens you to that. See? You're drawn to It. See? It's you then. It becomes, You become part of the Word.
29God's provided place of worship 65-0425 P:105 Now, you that's got the Holy Ghost, who's standing near them, lay your holy, consecrated hands upon them. "If the Holy Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead, dwells in you, It quickens your mortal bodies from death to Life." It brings the whole body into the subjection to the Spirit.
30Who is this Melchisedec 65-0221E P:33 Before the foundation of the world his Name's put on the Lamb's Book of Life. Then from that He become the Word, the theophany, that could appear, disappear; and then He become flesh and returned back again, resurrected that same body in a glorified condition. But you bypassed the theophany and become flesh-man to be tempted by sin. And then "if this earthly tabernacle is dissolved, we have one already waiting." We have not yet the bodies. But look, when this body receives the Spirit of God, the Immortal Life inside of you, it throws this body in subjection to God. Hallelujah. "He that's born of God doth not commit sin; he cannot sin." Romans 8:1. "There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus; they walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." There you are. See, that throws your body subject. You don't have to say, "Oh, if I could just quit drinking, if I could just..." Just get in Christ; it's all gone. See, see? Because your body is subject to the Spirit, it's no more subject to the things of the world; they're dead. They are dead; your sins are buried in baptism; and you are a new creation in Christ. And your body becoming subject to the Spirit, try to live a right kind of life...
31Hebrews Chapter 2 part 2 57-0825E P:12 Watch, now. For unto the angels has he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. Otherwise, the great Angels that ministers in the heavens: Gabriel, Michael, Woodworm, and the tens of thousands times tens of thousands of Angels of heaven, or the tens of... hundreds of prophets that's been on the earth, every one of them, He's never put any of them to have control over the world to come that we speak of, not a one. He never said, "Isaiah, you'll control the world." He never put the world in subjection to Elijah. Neither did He put it to Gabriel, or any angel, any ministering spirit.
32Expectations 53-0214 P:4 Use our armor. We've got a armor. God works with us and gives us the armor. And the whole armor is on the supernatural See, see? Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, goodness, meekness, gentleness, patience is all in the supernatural. And if you let your faith loose to God's Spirit, it brings your body in subjection to God's redemptive blessing to you. And anything that Jesus died for, He's setting at the right hand of the Father, tonight, making intercessions upon your confession. Whatever you confess that He's done, and believe it, it's your personal property. Every believer, every person that's born again, has the right to any of the redemptive blessings. When you get saved, Jesus just takes and hands you a checkbook to last you all through life's journey, and His Name's signed at the bottom of every one of them. Whatever we have need of, "you ask the Father in My Name, it'll be done." Just sign a check and send it up there. Are you afraid to sign one tonight? No, fill her out; send it up; it's recognized. Yes, sir, it's recognized. He'll certainly bring it to pass.
33Questions and answers COD 64-0830E P:17 You are an outward man which is controlled by six senses; you are an inward man controlled by one sense which is faith. And this faith disagrees with all six senses if the six senses doesn't agree with faith. But one is contrary to the other. Now, as long as the six senses agree with the faith, wonderful; but when the six senses disagrees with faith, then leave the six senses alone. Now, for instance here, Jesus made a statement, a promise. The inside man says that's true; the outside man reasons that it can't be true to you; then ignore the outside man and accept the inside man. Now, that's the same thing that Paul's speaking of. He was sold under the law to carnal sin. Every one of us is the same. That's the reason we have the troubles we do, of married four or five times, and this, and that, and all kinds of sin, and adulteries, and everything else along in our lives, is because of those things. We are carnal, and that part must perish; but then, inside, we are a spirit man, soul inside, and that's faith in God's Word; then we bring our outside body under subjection to the Word by faith, by accepting what God said.
34Calling Jesus on the scene 63-0804E P:43 Notice, let us remember, He also created our bodies. And won't our bodies have to obey Him? Amen. You surrender your thoughts to Him, surrender your life to Him, surrender your faith to Him, and watch that body obey what He said. If you're a drunkard and you can't quit drinking, surrender that life to Him, and watch, you'll drink no more. If you are a habitual smoker and tried to give it up and can't do it, just surrender that to Him and watch what happens. He'll make that body come back in subjection to the Word. Yes, sir. But you've got to surrender it to Him. You've got to believe Him. He made our bodies; they obey His will also. You believe that? If you're a Christian, you have to.
35Hebrews Chapter 6 57-0908E P:65 If you want to act like the world, the Bible said, "If you love the world or the things of the world, the love of God's not even in you." So there you are. Now, you say, "Oh, the Bible said then that I must do that." No, that's not it. Stay here until Christ has done something for you that takes that out of you. Then you're borned of the Spirit of God. Not what you do, it's what He done for you, till you get a love that you've passed from death unto Life. And then watch your life, if it tallies up. Not 'cause you try to make your life, but because God brings you into subjection to His Spirit. It's not you leading yourself in God's way; it's God leading you in His own way: not you doing the leading, but God doing the leading.
36Elisha the prophet 56-1002E P:33 Now, the only way people will see Jesus when they see--when they see Him in you. You are written epistles. If Christ's Spirit dwells in you and brings your conduct into subjection to His Spirit, and makes you act like Him, and talk like Him, walk like Him, live like Him. See? People see Jesus in you.
37Fellowship 56-0212 P:62 And here's what I want to do when I come to the end of the road myself, when I see and hear the breakers a roaring yonder, and I got to go into that, I want to have this assurance: that I know Him in the power of His resurrection that when He calls from among the dead, I'll come out and be His. You can only do it through the shed Blood of the Lord Jesus. Shall we bow our heads a moment for prayer...?...While we all have our heads bowed and everyone in prayer, I wonder tonight if there be in our midst, I don't know, my brother, but I wonder if there's one here who really never has been brought under subjection to the Holy Spirit, giving your life over completely, until God rules and reigns supremely, and the life that you now live is a changed life. I've seen Christians that's tried to do it. They just couldn't do it. Seemed like they just had so many ups-and-downs they couldn't do it.
38In 1 John 3:9 we read, "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; (that means he does not initiate sin, he does not sin out of habit) for His (God's) seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin (He cannot habitually continue in sin or unbelief), because he is born of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
39Now, from his sermon, Who is This Melchisedec pp 33 brother Branham said, "because your body is subject to the Spirit, it's no more subject to the things of the world; they're dead. They are dead; your sins are buried in baptism; and you are a new creation in Christ. And your body becoming subject to the Spirit, try to live a right kind of life...And as a bond slave, the main attribute expressed is that of submission to the will of the slave owner.
40Notice the key here is that you try to live a right kind of Life. You are no longer a creature of habit. You no longer wander into sin habitually like a dog running after its old nature in heat. But you are a willful person, and you live with a sense of God's ever abiding presence in your life. You know that something has happened and you are aware of the fleshly desires in the body, and yet you are no longer constrained to follow those fleshly lusts. Therefore, although you may occasionally fall, yet you try never to fall.
42From the Message, Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, Brother Branham said, "If you are borned of the Word of God, God's Word will have the preeminence." And that is exactly Romans 11:36 For of him, (That means out from Him) and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. so it is all about Him.
43In fact we are taught in Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Notice it is God working in you to make you want His will and do His Will. Then if God be for you who can be against you.
44And this is also line upon line with Colossians 1:18-19 as Brother Branham read this scripture and said, "He is the head of the Church which is His body, and He wants the Preeminence." And so until you are borned of the Word of God you will never give the Word the proper preeminence and therefore you will have to give yourself or some other vessel the preeminence. And as Jesus said, those who give God the Glory, will also know the doctrine.
45Now, let's go back to John 7:18-19 again and read it. and I would like to ask the question, Does the preeminence come before knowing the doctrine or does knowing the doctrine come before giving God the proper glory and preeminence.
46The correct answer is that when you know the Doctrine correctly, you will also know how to place it in it's proper place and you will never get puffed up, nor will you loose your focus. But you will do correctly because you know correctly. And who taught Jesus the Doctrine anyway? God, His Father did as we see in John7:16.
47John 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. 18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
Notice Jesus complete subjection and obedience to the Father as we read in John 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
48Hebrews 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; (and that word obedience means to come under subjection) 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
50Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:102"If ye abide in Me (the Word), My Word abide in you, then you ask what you will." because you and the Word are the same. He has the preeminence. He's got the rulership. You're a prisoner to Him. The world is dead. You have nothing more... You see the rest of the people living the way they do, but yet you do not do it. You're a prisoner; you're yoked with Him. "My yoke is easy." (Yoked with Christ, with His Word.) "I do that only which pleases the Father. And if you can't believe that I am He, then believe the Word." So perfect...
52Who is this Melchisedec 65-0221E 67 And then "if this earthly tabernacle is dissolved, we have one already waiting." We have not yet the bodies. But look, when this body receives the Spirit of God, the Immortal Life inside of you, it throws this body in subjection to God.
53So this brings us down to the order of all things. Brother Branham said in the new Jerusalem, that God in that Pillar of Fire will set above the City, and then the Lamb of God which is the son of God will be right below Him, and then the elect will live in that city, and then the 144 thousand Jews.
54Future home 64-0802 P:184 City with the throne in top, Revelations 21:23, "And they need no light for the Lamb and the Lord God is the Light thereof." See? The Lord God is that Pillar of Fire that followed the children of Israel through the wilderness. And He is ascended upon the throne in that perfect Kingdom, when the Kingdom that Jesus is to surrender to the Father, that God might be all and in all. Jesus sets upon His throne here as our Joseph. Then the King is that Light that will be on top of Mt. Zion, and His holy Light will flood the entire City. Hallelujah.
561 Corinthians 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming (Parousia- that's His Appearing or presence). 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father (Notice he is speaking of a Kingdom being handed over to God the Father); when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him (The Son of God), it is manifest that he (God the Father) is excepted, which did put all things under him (The Son of God). 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him (The Son of God, and Paul said we are the all things in Christ, so when we are subdued unto the Spirit of Christ that lived itself out in Christ), then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him (God the Father) that put all things under him (The Son), that God may be all in all.
57We read in 1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even (or in the same manner as we are) in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
58For you see, as we are told in 1 John 5:20 where it tells us the very purpose of jesus the son of God coming was to give us an understanding through His relationship with the father who the One true God really is. John said, "That we may know God the Only True God".. And this relationship that Jesus had with the Father and his words to us concerning that relationship helps us to also have the same relationship with God as our Father and to know and understand the role that God has called for us to play as obedient sons.
59And then John says, "and we are in him that is true", Notice first he tells us that the Son of God came to give us an understanding of the only True God, and then He tells us that in the course of coming to this understanding we also recognize that we are also in God as Christ was in God and that thus we are in the Father as well.
Notice he follows this "being in God that is True with", even in his Son Jesus Christ. which is exactly what this same Apostle John wrote of Jesus Prayer 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.
60Then John tells us that this one that Christ was in and that we are in is the True God and the author of eternal Life. "This is the true God, and eternal life." And this is the same John who told us in the Gospel of John John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
61And then we also find the Apostle Paul speak of this Father son relationship as one of the son being in subjection to the Father in Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
62Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:222 Listen. Listen close now. I want you not to fail to get this. No other church, no other sign, no other fellowship, no other government, no other testimony, no other creed, no denomination is accepted outside of this. God accepts nothing else but that. Christ in you, the hope of glory the only thing that God recognizes. No fellowship, no church, no creed, no denomination, no nothing; everything else is dead. Its fragments that has to be cut off, pruned off away from the thing that Christ might live with preeminences in you. Not referring back... I got one laying here that says, "It's my organization..." That's got to be cut off too. "I got my so-and-so here; this says this." "My mother will tell me I'm a holy-roller." That's got to be cut off too. See? "Well, I know my husband wants me to wear these shorts." That's got to be cut off too. See? It's got to be cut off and pruned till there's just you and Christ alone. See? Um. Think.
63Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:220 Oh, to live with Him: going home with Him to live with Him, going home with Him to live with Him forever, having Eternal Life...This is God's great mystery of love expressed, that God and man became one. See? The whole thing is God and man one. God and man was one there, and God and man is one here. See? What is it? Being filled with His Spirit, Him having the preeminences. That was God's achievement. That's God purpose to do that, that He might be in Christ and Christ in us, and all of us together one. The Holy Spirit, same thing that revealed it to Christ reveals it here, the supernatural, creative power. Oh, my.
64Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:217 And remember, we are now as His Bride, pregnated with His Spirit. Oh, my. The Church bearing children (See?), pregnated by His Spirit with His Name, bearing His Name, bearing His Life, bringing forth the signs of His Life evident with the preeminences, evidence of His resurrection showing that He is not dead, but alive forevermore. This is Eternal Life. And a-vindicated--vindicates to the world that we are alive in Him. Whew.
65Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:180 And in there, there'd be a time come forth when He could express Himself in Fullness of His Godhead (Deity) through His Church, have the preeminences in this Church. Oh, my. What? The anointed Man, now the anointed people (oh, my) to bring back the anointed Bride and the Bridegroom. Anointed by why? Accepting what Eve turned down (and Adam), coming back with the anointing of the Word, because He said, "My Word is Spirit." See? Anointed with the Word. What Eve turned down, He comes back and we accept.
67Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:177 Watch. What was Jesus manifested for? To show God. He was God; He had to be. No man could die. No prophet could die. He was God. He was the God of the prophets. He was the prophets. He was the kings. He was the history. He was He that was to come: He that was, He that is, and He that's to be in this day, the same yesterday, today, and forever. He was manifested for that purpose. And through that purpose He achieved a Church, that He, the Fullness of God might bring to pass every promised Word of God in these last days when He gets the preeminence, preeminence in the Church, the position, His place in the Church. Jesus said, "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he also, even more than this shall he do, for I go to My Father." See? That was His purpose. There was the manifestation.
68Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:176 Where once partly Moses had Him; partly David had Him (oh, my), but here He is manifested in the Fullness: Deity Himself, standing on earth: God in His Fullness to die for the sin of the people that He might bring to His Church a sanctified Life, that He might have the preeminence in Fullness in His Church to manifest every promise in these last days that He promised for the last days.
69Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:152 The same works that Jesus did, Paul did the same. And they seen God, the great Father, that had demonstrated in the burning bush, had demonstrated It to Paul, and here it was being demonstrated; and He's the same in every age. God's threefold manner: yesterday, today, and forever. What? Redeemer in His Church; preeminences in the coming Kingdom. Amen. You see it? Just as perfect as it can be.
70Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:147 Notice, God holds this key alone. No theologian can tell you. It's not known; it's hid from them. They know nothing about it. So the schools... "Well," you say, "I got a Ph. LL.D." You only make... To me and I believe unto God and to any real, true believer, that means you're just that much farther away; you just backed off. God is not known by education; He's not known by how to explain it. God is known by simplicity and of revelation of Jesus Christ in the most illiterate person. See? Not your theology; it's a revelation of Jesus Christ. "Upon this rock, I'll build My Church." No other rock's accepted; no other thing's accepted; no other Roman rock; no other Protestant rock; no other school; no other nothing; but on exactly the revelation of Jesus Christ in a new birth. He born in there and injects His own Life, and your life is gone, and the Life of Christ is projecting Itself through you with the preeminences to the people that they see the very Life, and works, and signs and wonders that He did is doing the same thing through you. Outside of that, the rest of it's not even called to at all.
71In other words, just as Jesus said, "The son can of Himself do nothing, but whatsoever works My Father doeth, that will the son do likewise" And that is what the Same Father spoke to His elect Children, he said, "whatsoever Works you see me do, you will do also."
72Sons in the image of the first born son, hallelujah. We are right on schedule brothers and sisters, and it's all coming down to the perfection. To the Image being conformed to, becoming the right kind of son so there will be adoption for us. And it is God that is working in us to will first and then to do His Good pleasure.
73Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:142 Even Paul before Agrippa said, "In the way that's called heresy (which means crazy), that's the way I worship the God of our Father." That great intellectual scholar had to come to that place in the way that's called heresy. Why? It was revealed to him. That Pillar of Fire hanging before said, "I'm Jesus, the great God that was in the wilderness yonder with Moses; I am He. And it's hard for you to kick against the pricks." Then Paul standing there know that the life was laying at stake, he said, "The way that's called heresy, that's the way I worship the God of our fathers." It was called that, because to him what the great truth of Christ was. And today people say, "It's a denomination." It's Jesus Christ, the new birth revealed in you that He has the preeminences, that He might express His Words. And anything that He's promised in this last days, He can bring it to pass through His Body as He's working. Amen. It's just exactly the Word of God made manifest.
74Spoken word original seed 62-0318E P:175 Notice, what harmony. Jesus never did anything until seen of the Father or the Father showed Him first: (Harmony between God and Christ. See? John 5:19) So will the Bride, and He shows Her His Word of Life (He shows Her), and she receives It. She never doubts it. Nothing can harm Her, not even death; for if the Seed be planted, the water will raise it up again. Amen. (Now, I got a great big "Hallelujah.") Here is the secret: the Word is in the Bride and the mind of Christ to know what He wants done with the Word, and She does it in His Name. She has THUS SAITH THE LORD. Then it is germitized; so the Holy Spirit waters it until it is grown and serves its purpose. They do only His will. (Amen. I'll believe that.) No one can persuade them different. They have THUS SAITH THE LORD, or they keep still. Then they will do the works of God. For it is Himself in them, continuing His Word to fulfill as He did complete in His day. All things when He was here, He did not complete all when He was here, for it was not time yet.
75Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:138 Just like all them other spies did that went over and looked at Canaan. They come over there and said, "Oh, we look like grasshoppers the side of them. We can't take them. The Amalekites, and all these, what they're going to do." And they went back. And Caleb and Joshua, being thoroughbreds (Amen!) by the Word of God, knowed God said, "I give you that land." They said, "We're more than able to take it." It depends on where you're born from. If you're borned of the Word of God, God's Word has the preeminence in His Church. That's what He died for. That's His purpose, that He might be able to achieve to have His preeminence working in His Church. Let the Word of God shine forth first, no matter what anything else looks like. I don't care if the intellectuals says this, that. That has nothing to do with it. God's Word said so, and we're more than able to take it." If I preached that in my church," a minister told me, said, "I'd be preaching to four posts in the church." I said, "I'd preach to that." That's right. God's Word said so. We can do it. God said do it. Amen.