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1This evening we will continue in our study of doctrine, what it is, why it's necessary, why it must be first vindicated, etc. And tonight we will focus our thoughts on how your doctrine actually declares who you are.
2Brother Branham said in his sermon, 256 God's Only Provided Place of Worship -- 65-1128.1M Sometime the Capstone will return, the head of all of it, and receive the Bride unto Himself; Now, there is an awful lot that is said in this short statement by Brother Branham. And I've often said, people rush through their reading of brother Branham's sermons, and you miss a whole lot by doing that. You would be better off reading one thought at a time, and then meditating on that thought than reading them like a book.
3The Bible should be read the same way, one thought at a time. And when you do that God begins to speak to you in a way you never experienced before. In 2004 after a week teaching the ministers in Kinshasa Congo, several ministers came up to me after the meetings were all over, and they said, "if we learned on thing this week, we sure learned how to read our Bibles."
4Now, that came from men who had been pastors for more than 20 years and they were just finding out how to read their Bibles. Now, I'm thankful they learned to read their Bibles, but they should have been taught that many, many years ago, before they started to pastor their churches.
5But I am afraid that most of Christianity falls into that same error. People do not know that this is the Words of God, and you don't just read it like you would a book. You read it one thought at a time, and then when you are satisfied that you understand that thought you read another, and repeat the process again and again and again.
6But that is why we can take 268 sermons from just one of brother Branham's sermons, or 225 sermons from one of his. Because each thought that came from the lips of that vindicated prophet were the thoughts of God, because God promised to speak to us lip to lip through the prophet of His choosing.
7Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. 20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. 21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? 22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
8Now, as I read for our text tonight, brother Branham said in God's Only Place of Worship pp 225 "Sometime the Capstone will return, the head of all of it, and receive the Bride unto Himself;" And if you are observant you will find this statement consists of 5 points.
9I) Brother Branham began by saying, "Sometime" - in other words, in some specific time or season, something to happen is take place or happen...
II) then he says, "The Cap Stone shall return"
III) "In order to receive Something" and that something is called ...
IV) "The Bride" and where is this Bride going to be received?
V) "To Himself" And that is the focus of the Message. "To Declare Him, that He is Here!"
12Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us "to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:" but we are not interested in every time for everything. More specifically, we are interested in knowing a specific thing for a specific time or season. So then, we find that the season must have earmarks or marks of distinction. Like we see in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each of these seasons have earmarks or specific characteristics that we are aware of and that we know and of which we use to identify the season we are in. So we see, that the characteristics identify the season.
13And so we find in examining 1 Peter 1:5-13 Y0u who are kept by the power of God (according to Romans 1:16 the Word of God is the power of God) through faith (which brother Branham told us in His Rapture sermon, that faith is a revelation, something that's been revealed to you.) unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Notice these words, last time, this speaks of
a time that is epochal and strategic in its significance as Wuest so translated these words.
146 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold testings: 7 That the trial of your Faith [Revelation], being much more precious than gold that perishes, although the gold must also go through testing by fire as well, but that you may be found after such testing to have your Faith [Revelation] come to the place of Praise, Honor and Glory at the Appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, you love; in Whom, though now you see Him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of Glory: Receiving the end [Goal or outcome] of your Faith [Revelation] even the salvation [final deliverance and setting free ] of your souls. Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the Grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify [to show or make manifest], when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ [His first Coming], and the Glory that should follow [His second Coming in which He comes in Glory]. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the Gospel unto you in which the Holy Spirit Himself was sent down from heaven ; which things even the angels desire to look into. Wherefore, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the Grace that is to be revealed unto You at the Revelation of Jesus Christ." Notice here, we see that a season of Grace is to come at the time of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. And what does this Grace do? It identifies the Revelation of Jesus Christ! Grace, then will be an earmark of this Message or this Revealing of Christ. And we showed you last Sunday what that Grace is. It is revelation. And it comes at the unveiling of the mighty God before us.
Notice 1 Peter 1:5-13 speaks then of a season which is epochal and strategic in it's nature according to the Wuest Translation.
16Notice here, we see that a season of Grace is to come at the time of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. And what does this Grace do? It identifies the Revelation of Jesus Christ! Grace, then will be an earmark of this Message or this Revealing of Christ.
17Now, the season is very important to us, and we must know and understand what season we are in, because each season has specific earmarks, identifiable characteristics, or what we shall call fruits. Each season has specific fruits that will come forth and you must know what season you are in so that you will know what fruits to expect. Strawberries are harvested in June, so if you were to look for them in October, you will miss out on the strawberry harvest. Just the same as Apples are best harvested in September or October and if you look for them in June you will not be too satisfied with the fruit that you find. You must know what fruits are to accompany each season and then you plant accordingly and you also harvest the same manner.
18In examining Psalms 1: 1-4 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
21Matthew 7:16-20 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
22Notice twice Jesus says "Ye shall know them by their fruits!. And what are these fruits Jesus is talking about? Well, we know that Jesus said, " As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he, and out from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" Therefore as a man is so shall he think and speak. Therefore his fruits show what He is just as an apple hanging on a tree shows what type of tree it is. When Jesus told His disciples to beware the leaven of the Pharisees, they thought he was speaking of bread, but he was not speaking of bread, he was speaking of Doctrine. And so a man's doctrine will declare what that man is in his heart.
24So we see then, that the season is all important as to what fruit is to be manifested. And since the fruit is the teaching of the season, then the teaching will identify the season as well. Right? So we see that the season has characteristics which identify it. And these characteristics that we are looking at here, is the fruit or teachings that are being presented to the people. So then, we must ask ourselves what identifiable characteristics is Brother Branham speaking of here, when he says, "Some time". Some time, what? And we follow this up with ...
27Zechariah 4 : 4-7 Then the angel that talked to me answered and said unto me, 'knowest thou not what these be?' And I said, 'No, My Lord.' Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, 'This is the Word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, 'Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit' saith the Lord of Hosts. Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with Shoutings, crying Grace, Grace unto it!'
28So we find a very peculiar thing about the time or season of the Head Stone. The people will be involved in a SHOUT! And their cry will go forth as an echo of the Shout crying, "Grace, Grace unto It!" Grace, Grace unto what? Unto It! Unto the Head Stone!
29From Jesus keeps all of His Appointments pg. 21 brother Branham says, "As it gets closer and closer, the negative and positive are coming together, until they both become the same thing. And that's exactly when the church and the Word has to be One, like Jesus and God was One, just exactly. "God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself." And so will Christ have to be in the church, the anointed of the Word, to make everything fulfilled. And that's the Capstone that comes upon the last church age.
31So we see the time of the Cap Stone will be marked by certain characteristics - and these characteristics will bring forth the shout in the people crying, "Grace, Grace unto the It!" Now, remember, Grace will be an earmark or an identifiable characteristic of the Cap Stone season.
36We find this in ... 2 Thessalonians 1: 7, 10 - 12 And to you who are troubled, rest with us when the lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, ...When He shall come to be glorified in His Saints,
38Point #3) Which is the "Receiving or reception We get from Him." And we know that this receiving us is already taking place as He is gathering us unto Him according to 2 Thessalonians 2:1 and Matthew 3:12
41Now, remember, the churches reception of Him was not so good. He was rejected and put out of the church and He's standing at the door knocking trying to get back in. So we see brother Branham telling us there is a certain season in which the Cap Stone Himself shall return and receive or gather a Bride to Himself.
43Now let's read on pp 256 God's Only Provided Place of Worship... "Sometime the Capstone will return, the head of all of it, and receive the Bride unto Himself; which the woman is took from the man, a part of the man. Every... Genes of the man is in the woman, that's what makes the woman. And that's the way the Word of God is in the Church, what makes the Church the Bride."
44Now as we begin to look at this statement, I want you to notice closely that brother Branham is giving us a little Biology lesson here. He is typing the natural with the Spiritual as he often did. And he's focusing our minds upon this thought of the Genes of God.
45He says, the woman is taken from the man, because she is actually part of the man. Then he qualifies this by saying " Genes of the man is in the woman, and he again qualifies this by saying, that's what makes the woman... or in other words, "that's what makes up the woman."
46Now, we read earlier from his message entitled, Jesus keeps all of His Appointments pg. 21 brother Branham said, "As it gets closer and closer, the negative and positive are coming together, until they both become the same thing. And that's exactly when the church and the Word has to be One, like Jesus and God was One, just exactly. "God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself." And so will Christ have to be in the church, the anointed of the Word, to make everything fulfilled. And that's the Capstone that comes upon the last church age.
49And we find this in the scripture as we reexamine 1 Peter 2: 6-9 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, " Behold, I lay in Zion a Chief Corner Stone, Elect, Precious: And He that believeth on Him shall not be confounded.
50Now notice, first this Cap Stone or Head Stone was the Corner Stone that was rejected in the Alpha ministry. And also those who are Elect and believers will not be confounded or confused. 1 Peter 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe, He is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the Stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the Head of the Corner,
51Now if you will notice here, He did not say He is made the Corner, but He is made the Head of the Corner. Jesus the Man came in the Alpha, and He is the Lamb that will be at the top of the Holy Mountain New Jerusalem. But above Him will be the Pillar of Fire which will contain or house God Himself. And it is that Same Spirit of God that was in Jesus reconciling the world to Himself that comes back as the Cap Stone or Headstone at this hour. And notice Peter says, To those who believe, He is precious.. And if He is Precious then for Him to be here is precious, because how can you say He is precious and then deny His promises and call it false doctrine or just another doctrine. If He is precious, then the very thoughts of Him being here ought to make you rejoice with a joy unspeakable and full of Glory.
521 Thessalonians 2: 19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown or rejoicing of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His Parousia?" " Unto you therefore which believe, He is precious: which is a Greek word, tim-e' which means He is highly valued, or you place the highest value upon but unto them which be disobedient, the Stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the Head of the Corner.
57And we know that we must be conformed to that image if we are to become joint heirs with Him. Because we have shown many quotes from brother Branham that if you are not the right kind of son, you are still a son, but there will be no inheritance. So being conformed to the image of the first born son is essential to receive adoption as sons.
58Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
59Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and how does The Spirit, God' Spirit bear witness with our Spirit? John 14:12!
6117 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (endoxazo- the doxa of God, his values, His opinions and judgments expressed in your Zoe. That's John 14:12)
6218 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
63Galatians 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: 4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. (Again, the Spirit of His Son into your hearts. So if the Spirit of His Son is in your heart, how you going to act? How you going to speak? What kind of works you going to do? John 14:12. is the answer!)
65Notice then John 14:12 is the answer to adoption and placing of sons. John 14:12 is the answer to how you manifest as a son of God. John 14:12 is the answer to your being conformed to the image of the first born son. Because John 14:12 he said whoever believes in me the works I do, the things I do, the things I say, the actions I take, Life I live you will live also.
66Brother Branham makes it clear that John 14:12 is for every believer as we see in this next quotation. 59-0628E - "Questions And Answers" 172 88b. Brother Branham,... Can any man do the works of Christ unless he was Christ? That's what it is, "Unless he was Christ?" Sure. Let's take Saint John, just a minute. Saint John the 14th chapter and I want you to look at this, now, if you can catch it right quick, Saint John 14:12, I believe it is. We'll get it right quick, and look what Jesus said about this. All right, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He," "whoever it is", "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." Any man, The man himself can't be Christ, but the works of Christ will follow every believer. See? He'll do the works of Christ in any man. "He that believeth in Me, the works that I do, he shall do." Not, "I shall do," "he shall do, he shall," not, "I." "But he believes in Me and has confessed his faith in Me and died out to himself and My Spirit dwells in him and he becomes a part of Me." Now that don't make him Christ. It makes him part of Christ with the rest of the Church. All right. He is not Christ, because that would be anti-Christ, you see. He would be taking away from Christ. But he can be, do the works of Christ, any believer. All right.
67Christ is the Mystery - 63-0728-138 "They said, "We received the Holy Ghost when we believed." The Bible said, "Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?" There's the difference. See? That's right. See? And they say, "We're the Catholic church. We started early; we did this." The Methodist say, "We are based upon the Bible." Jesus said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." Now, where's it at? Uh-huh, see, right. "The works that I do shall you do also," every creature, every person that believes in Him. Now, where's it at? That's His Words. "Heavens and earths will pass away, but My Word shall never fail." Now, where's it at? See? Oh, it just shows... What is it? It's a hybrid condition.
68Christ is the Mystery - 63-0728 - 68 St. John 14:12, He said, "He (he, anybody)--he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." "Well, that was for another age." There you got your picture wrong again. Notice his explanation for the word "he" in "he that believeth." is anybody.
69In his sermon, The Countdown 62-1125E pp. 54 he said, "His first decision is a perfect decision, and has to ever remain the same, and we know it, Father. Now, He said, "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he also." He cannot change that decision. He said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." If the Life of Christ be in you, if the mind of Christ, then we're concerned and do the things of Christ. He said these signs that He done will follow every believer that believes in Him."
70About Jesus - 55-0612 p64 "Now, look. When Jesus left the earth, here's what He said. "These things that I do shall you do also. Even more than this shall you do." "Greater," which really is "more." He couldn't do anything greater. But you could do more of it. "More than this shall you do, for I go unto My Father." He said, "A little while and the world (that's the unbeliever) will see Me no more. That'll be finished for the world when I leave here in this physical form. I'll be gone, and that's all they'll ever see Me. But yet, ye, ye shall see Me." Now, watch what He promised. He said, "I'll be with you even to the end of the world." 65. Now, who is the "ye"? And Who's the unbeliever? There's unbelievers in every generation. And there's "ye's" in every generation. "Yet, ye, shall see Me." He promised to return into His Church and do the same things that He did when He was here on earth. And the Bible said that He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. And hasn't He done all things well this week? Has He? The blind, seen. The cripples walked. The spastics raised up. Sin has been rebuked. The visions has come. Everything that's been said had been perfect, just exactly. Is that right? Sinners has been saved. People received the Holy Spirit, been born again, bore witness of the Spirit; signs and wonders has happened everywhere. What is it? It's Jesus Christ the Son of God, not with just Brother Branham, but with His Church, everywhere. You're just as much into it, or more into it than I am. This just happens to be a gift. That don't mean it makes me any more than you, probably not as much. See? If the resurrection would come tonight you, old-timers that's fought to win the prize and sailed through bloody seas, would go before me, and you would deserve to go. I'm just following the road that you paved; that's all. It's just a gift. God sent it, placed it; I had nothing to do with it coming. I was born that way, and it's just a gift to glorify Jesus Christ, or not glorify, but to magnify Him, bring Him out, let the people see that He's here. God does that through preaching the Word, through signs and wonders. He's the same Lord Jesus. Do you believe it?
7260-0911E Five Identifications of the True Church of the Living God pp. 90 "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.
74So what did a vindicated prophet say John 14:12 was? From his sermon Take on the whole armor of God 62-0701 P:82 William Branham said, John 14:12, Jesus said, "He that believeth in Me, the works that I do shall he do also." What is it? It's God in the church in these five predestinated offices, backing up every Word that He said with the Holy Spirit Himself in there, which is the Word made manifest, proving His resurrection, proving that He lives. All other religions are dead. Their forms are dead. There's only one that's right, and that's Christianity, because Christ is a living in the church of Christ (Amen.), making His word manifest, for He is the same. If it's the same Word, It'll do the same thing, and show the same works, and the same signs. Matthew 28 says so. Be with His army, in them, securing them... Think of it. The great Word General triumph in us.
75In The Messiah 61-0117 P:62 Wm Branham says, “They look like him. They act like him. They are his flesh, his blood, his spirit. Amen. That's the way God's church is, His Eaglets, His Messiahettes. They look like Him; they act like Him; they preach like Him; they do the works that He did. "The things that I do shall he also. More than this shall he do, 'cause I go to the Father." Amen. "These signs shall follow My eaglets." Amen "They'll do just as I do. If My Spirit's in them, then they'll do the works that I do. If they don't do the works I do, it's because that My Spirit's not in them."
76From his sermon, God identified by His Characteristics p:31 "John 14:12, "He that believeth," Jesus said, "on Me, the works that I do shall he do also." Now, look, "He that believeth on Me (a true believer), the works that I do shall he do also." Notice. In other words, like this, "He that believeth on Me, shall be identified by My characteristic, the works." Now, that's what He did. He said, "If I don't do the Father's works, then don't believe Me." And the Father spoke to the prophets, and that was their characteristic, identification. So was it with Jesus. And promised it "to him that believeth, My characteristics shall do in him just as it did in Me."
Now, that's a pretty great promise considering that Jesus, the first born and uniquely born son of God, came forth in the image of God His Father, Himself. So that would indicate to us then the image we are to be conformed to is that image of God that was displayed in his First born son.
78So what is the Seed for this season? And what is the answer to the three promises of God, being conformed to the Image of the first born son, being manifested as a son of God, and being the right kind of Son made ready for adoption? John 14:12. There's your answer brothers and sisters. And when you see this you will see it is every sermon brother Branham preached.
79Return and Jubilee 62-1122 P:39 Before I could act as a human, before I could walk like a human, before I could talk like a human, I have to be borned a human. How would a knot on a tree know how I acted? How could he ever say, "I don't act like that." The only way he could be that would be to be born like me. That's the way organization is dead, drawed people away, because it went after a creed. But in order to be a son of God you've got to be borned of the Spirit of God, then you become Christ-like and do the works of Christ;
80Letting off the pressure 62-0609E P:64 If I told you I had the spirit of John Dillinger, you'd expect me to have guns, and be an outlaw. If I told you the spirit of an artist was in me, you'd expect me to paint some pictures. If I told you the spirit of some great soldier, you'd expect me to know all the arms and everything, 'cause his spirit is in me. If I tell you the Spirit of Christ is in me, then I should do the works of Christ, live the kind of Life that He lived, a sacrificed Life for the people. That is right.
81From his sermon, Hear ye Him 58-0126 P:24 brother Branham said, "Now, there's where the Church ought to be today. Jesus said, "These things that I do, shall you do also. Ask anything in My Name, I'll do it." Why we scared of that? What's the matter? If Christ has clothed us with the Holy Spirit, and been adopted into the family after being born again, and been baptized into the body by the Holy Spirit, if it's a true witness of God, ask what you will and it'll be done for you. Then we set like, say, "Oh , well, that was something else."
82Be certain of God 59-0708E P:49 If I told you I had the spirit of Al Capone, you'd better call the police in and arrest me; I might have his gun. If I told you I had the spirit of some famous artist, you'd expect me to paint these hills out here just as natural as they are. 'Cause that's what the artist would do if I had his spirit. If I had the Spirit of Christ, I'll do the works of Christ. Jesus said, "If I do not the works of My Father, then believe Me not." And if the church does not do the works of Christ, then don't believe that church. Jesus said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." And we've perverted it by works of man, doctrines of man. The Bibles said, "In the last days, they'd be heady, high-minded, and lovers of pleasure more than of God, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, and despisers of those that are good." You say, "Them is communists." No, them is Christians, so-called, and church members. "Having the form of godliness, but denying the power thereof." Saying, "Oh, God did that in another age, not this age." The Bible said, "From such, turn away." We're living in that day.
83Discerning body of Lord 59-0812 P:35 The best witness that we have that we got the Holy Ghost is when our spirit bears record with the Word. If we call ourselves Christians and say we're filled with the Spirit, and we see that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is poured out on the believers for all ages, and our spirit tells us that's for another age, you're wrong. That's right. When the Bible says that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, if our spirit said, "No, He's dead. He's gone on," there's something wrong. Jesus said, "The works that I do shall you do also. Lo, I'm with you always, even to the end of the world," and if our spirit pulls back from that, we haven't got the Holy Ghost. For the Holy Spirit will say "Amen" to every word He wrote. Now, intellectual knowledge will pull you away from it, but the Holy Spirit will say "Amen" to His Own Word. He certainly will. And He's seeking, and hunting, and trying to find someone that He can put Himself into. He longs to find it.
84Position in Christ 60-0522M P:83 For ye haven't received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of a... [Congregation says "adoption"--Ed.]Now, after you're adopted, all right, after you're adopted, you're placed; then you understand, after the ceremony's said and you've been put into the Body correctly. You're a son, sure, a daughter; when you're borned again you're... That's your birth. But now you're positionally placed. We've not received the spirit of fear...; but we have received the Spirit--we have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (Which means, "my God." All right.)The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we're children of God: How does it do it? You say, "Glory to God. Hallelujah. It don't bother me; I'm a child of God," and go out and do the things you do? The Spirit of God will do the works of God. Jesus said, "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also." See, see?
85For those who think Br. Lee Vayle, end time teacher of the Message taught differently from William Branham Vindicated prophet concerning John 14:12. In His sermon, Adoption no. 1 Feb 6, 1972 Br. Vayle said, "How can anybody deny John 14:12, greater works than these should you do because I go to my Father? At that day you will know I am in you and you in me, and the Father in me and I and the father and so on until there is a complete oneness. When has that ever taken place? See? When has there ever been manifested the fullness in the bride? We are not talking now about one or two people. That's where people get all mixed up in the stature of a perfect man. They try to make it in an individual thing and it won't work, it's the church through the ages. Brother Branham's Message was consistently the church coming to maturity and showing what the age produced and everybody wants to put it on a man. You can't do it. we're talking about a bride. See? Now we're coming to the age, we're coming into this age. Now, as this subject has been taught to us by brother Branham it is difficult for most people to see what he was driving at because they consistently confuse sonship with the placing of sons. Or in other words a child of God and the placing that same child of God as a son. Also they have been taught that the placing of the sons is the resurrection and not the capstone ministry of the Word and works of Christ in the Bride. Now do you catch it, there are two things where people want to place this only for a thirty to forty days in the resurrection or the entire the resurrection itself and they put it in millennium or some place else. Now before its finished I am going to show you how it works, all the way down the line. That is with my understanding of it, you go the way you want to go on it. But I said, they don't understand the difference between ordinary sonship as the child of God in the placing of sons. And secondly they don't realize that Brother Branham taught that there would be a capstone ministry of the Word and Works of Christ in the Bride. See right here! Now first of all let us see the sonship or the ordinary fact of being a child of God is not the placing or the adoption or the manifestation of the son of God, and to do this we study the Life of Jesus Christ who is the last Adam The first begotten from the dead, see? Talking about the first-fruits, then we go to lump. why, because the lump follows the first-fruit. See?"