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2ROMANS 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
3Last week we spoke on the subject of righteousness and unrighteousness, and showed that the righteousness of God comes by faith which is a revelation and not by works. Now, in that it is a revelation then there is nothing you can do about it. But that does not mean that there will not be a physical manifestation of that work of Grace in your life.
4ROMANS 4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not before God. 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 7 [Saying], Blessed [are] they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed [is] the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. 9 [Cometh] this blessedness then upon the circumcision [only], or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which [he had yet] being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which [he had] being [yet] uncircumcised. 13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, [was] not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if they which are of the law [be] heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, [there is] no transgression. 16 Therefore [it is] of faith, that [it might be] by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, [even] God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
5Now, I do not say that it comes b revelations, but by revelation period. Paul said it comes by Faith singular, revelation singular, and here is only one Faith that matters two bits with God and that is the revelation of Jesus Christ.
6In Ephesians chapter 4 Paul tells us there is only One Lord, and One Faith, and that Faith is the Faith of that One Lord. It’s God’s Faith, period. Now, he did not say it is faith in that One Lord, but there is only one faith period. Not, your faith in that one Lord, but the Faith of that One Lord.
7Be not afraid it is I 61-0123 P:41 There's only one faith; that's the faith of God (That's right.), God's faith. Your human faith don't go very far. But God's faith in you, makes you love everybody, makes me love everybody. That's right. That's what God's faith does to you: makes you have the same feeling that Jesus did, because the Spirit of Christ is in you.
10God Himself had Faith in His word, and that is the faith we are looking at this morning. Not your faith in god, nor your ability to believe that He is. The devil believes that God is and he trembles. But we are looking at God’s Faith. There is One faith that God is interested in, and that is His Faith in His Word. And if you have that Faith, then you won’t be distracted by any circumstances, or any thing that is contrary to that Faith.
12If you hear my sermon on “the Faith of Jesus from Gethsemane to the cross” you will know what I am talking about. When Jesus finally tapped into God’s Faith, it is then He had the victory to take him through all the physical suffering and abuse to His body that satan could inflict upon him through that roman system. And it was not his faith in God, but He tapped into His Father’s Faith, into His Father’s Revelation.
14Super sense 59-1227E P:72 It was that sixth sense that raised Jesus Christ from the dead after He had laid in the ground, because He believed the Word of God. Said, "Destroy this body, and I'll raise it up again on the third day. For David said, "'I'll not leave My Holy One to see corruption, neither will I leave His soul in hell.'" It was that super sense. Cast down the reasoning’s of these senses. Believe the super sense, the sense of faith, that Jesus Christ gives. By that same sense, God spoke when there was nothing. What is that sense? That super sense is God, the faith of God in you, the part of God that comes into you, gives you the super sense. By that same super sense, God framed the world together with things which was not and did not appear. He spoke His Word and believed His Word, and a world shook into existence. Glory.
16The Apostle Paul said in, Galatians 2: 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
17Notice it is not our faith by which we live, but that same faith that the Son of God had? And where did He get His Faith? He got it from God His Father, for he said, the Son can do nothing but what the Father shows Him, (reveals to Him), for Faith is a Revelation, (something that is revealed).
18Brother Branham said in his sermon, Works is faith expressed 65-1126 P:138 If you can't believe it, it just won't happen. Now, I can't make you believe; neither can you make yourself believe. God's got to give it to you. It's a gift of God to believe. Not your faith, God's faith. Your intellectual faith might believe it fine, but unless the faith of God is down in your heart... See, your intellectual faith can accept it; do that and just keep believing it with all your heart until God does reveal it to you.
19So therefore if you have the Faith of God, then your faith will only say what God has already said before the foundations of the world. Your testimony can only be what God has said about you, and you receive it and believe it and then manifest it because you have tapped into His faith, the Faith of God.
20Just because you do not believe what God has said will not stop what God has said from coming to pass. So you faith is nothing. It is only what you believe. What God has declared will come to pass, and nothing will stop it.
23Door to the heart 59-1128 P:33 Oh, there's just a lot of those doors. Let's find the door of faith over here on the side. "Now, I have faith. But don't you go fooling with my faith." There's only one faith, and that's the faith of God. That's right. The door's all closed up, because that you don't want to fool around that door, or let Jesus around there; because as soon as He stands in that door, He will scream out, "I'm the same yesterday, today, and forever." And your creeds will bar that door. But He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. You'll come to a church and watch the signs and wonders of God be performed; you won't pay attention to that, because the creeds has locked that door of faith in you and made you think that that is a faith. And there is only one faith, that's the faith of God. And the only One can bring The faith of God is Jesus Christ, His Son, that comes into your heart. He's knocked at you heart through signs, wonders, and miracles. But you keep that all penned up. "I don't want nothing to do with that." Oh, if He could only stand, and you'd open up that door, it wouldn't be two minutes till you believed every Word the Bible wrote, and say "Amen" to every bit of It; if you'd just open up the door and let Jesus come in, give you the faith that He has to give you. You've took the faith that some creed has give you. You locked the doors upon Christ's faith. When you take Christ's faith, then you can recognize Him.
24But that is the reason why man has drifted off into his own ism’s, and denominational thinking. And Paul told us this is the reasons why man has drifted away from God’s Faith and substituted his own reasoning for faith in …
25ROMANS 10:3. 3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ [is] the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. 5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down [from above]:) 7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, [even] in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
26Brother Branham said in his sermon, Seed of discrepancy 65-0118 P:19 And we know that Jesus was the Word; St. John 1, said, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt here among us." Then the Word is a Seed; then the Seed become flesh and dwelt among us. If Judas was the seed of the enemy and the discrepancy, it also become flesh and dwelt among us in the person of Judas Iscariot. He never had real faith. He had what he thought was a faith. There's such a thing as having faith, and a make-believe faith. And a genuine faith of God will believe in God, and God is the Word; it'll never add nothing to It. The Bible tells us if we add one word or take one word away, our part will be taken from the Book of Life: Revelations 22:18, the last closing chapter.
27So what we are looking at is God’s Faith period. Either it was in His mind to begin with or it isn’t faith, and it isn’t revealed by God to us. Then if it wasn’t in His mind to begin with, then it isn’t real. For those things which can be seen are not what is real, but those things that can not be seen are what is actually real.
28Hebrews 11: 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. And then in verse 3 we read, Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
29So God had faith in His own word to bring about those things which were not into existence. And that is what Abraham tapped into and that is the testimony we have of Abraham and that is why he is called the father of Faith. Romans 4: 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Romans 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
30Super sense 59-1227E P:31 And the super Sense is the Holy Spirit, the faith of God that dwells in you. And if you'll let the five senses be yielded to the sixth sense, it'll guide you and bring all the other five senses under control of that super sense. For it's so far above the natural sense, as the spiritual man is above the natural; it's as far as high as the heavens is above the natural man and his five senses. It makes you believe things that you cannot see. It makes you act where you do not think the five senses would ever think about it. The devil can get into these five senses and lie to you, but he cannot touch that super sense. That's far beyond his reach. That come from God. It's called faith. Faith is that great thing.
31Queen of Sheba 61-0219 P:8 Always remember this, church; God's Words are true. I believe the right mental attitude towards any Divine promise of God will bring it to pass, if you can look at it in the right way. But remember, here's been my standard in life. I have tried to do this. The first thing, I want to find out whether it's the will of God or not. That... Then I know it's God's will. The next thing, is my objective to it and my motive in doing it. Then if it's the will of God, and my objective is right, and my motive is right, I have faith that it'll be done. Because, first, it's the will of God and I have and my objective is to glorify Him, and my motive is to give Him all the glory. See? So there's no selfish motives about it. If you have a selfish motive it won't work. If your objective is to make money for yourself or something, why, you'll never succeed. And then try to do something outside of the will of the Lord, then it won't work to begin with. So there is genuine faith, but you must come into the real channel of God to have that genuine faith. There's human faith, then there's faith of God. And you must have a godly faith to believe. Now, then to have godly faith, you must have the mind of Christ in you. Then that's how God projects to you visions, revelations, and all these things comes by the mind of Christ being in you. You get it? "Let the mind that was in Christ be in you."
32 Wisdom verses faith 62-0401 P:42 Now, we find that these two factions or sources is: one, wisdom and the other one faith. And they've versed one another since creation in the garden of Eden. Now, there's children on both sides. Now, what is the wisdom we're talking about? Something that will not agree that all this Word is the Truth. It's something that will take away from the Truth, expressing itself as a higher knowledge, more wisdom. And if wisdom of that sort come from Satan, his children live by that wisdom. And if the faith of God came through God (and God is Word), God's children lives on faith. The Bible said the just live by wisdom? [Congregation answers. "No!" Faith! "The just shall live by faith," not what he can learn, but what he can believe. All right.
33Door to the heart 60-0312 P:24 There is another little door just around the corner. It's the door of faith. Oh, there's many of them. Let's talk of faith just a moment." Now, I'll let you in, Jesus, but I've got my own faith." Well, He can't do much for you. If you've got your own faith, I don't want no faith. I want His faith. My faith is no good. The faith of God is what we need: God's faith in us. My faith is no good; your faith is no good; it takes Christ to come in and stand in that door of faith and be Lord, Lord over your faith. When you read in the Bible, "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever," your faith will say, "That's impossible." But His faith will say, "Amen, I am." If the critic says the days of miracles is past, the faith of God will say, "He doesn't know what he's talking about." If the critic says Jesus doesn't heal, the Holy Spirit standing in the door of your faith will say, "I'm the Lord that healeth all of thy diseases." If just makes such a difference to let Him have that door of faith. You know, the Scripture we was reading awhile ago said that you are naked, and you are miserable; you are poor, wretched and blind, and don't know it. That the condition that the church will come to, naked...
34Why are we not a denomination? 58-0927 P:6 And then when you let your faith run out to its end, till you begin to believe, then let your subconscious go to acting, then the faith of God will back it up; then you'll go right on out. See? 'Cause your faith won't do too much; your subconscious has to move in the direction that your faith is moving, and then God's faith moves in behind and confirms it all. See? But if it's your faith, "Oh, yes, I got it right now"; and even your subconscious rolling back here, saying, "I wonder if it'll work on me." It won't do it right then. See?
35Hear ye Him 56-1215 P:56 The world's looking tonight for someone to display the real genuine faith of God, no matter what people say, what circumstance is in, how I feel, what it looks like. How I heard the call of God. He's my Father, and I stand to accept His Word, regardless. May God help us tonight to see that as we bow our heads just a moment.
36Law or grace 54-1006 P:20 And we have faith in our heart, the faith of God in our heart, and can see it clear. It becomes a faith, and then we speak it, and it comes into existence, the same thing, 'cause the mind of Christ is in the man. That's what makes healings and so forth. When you get that perfect revelation, just what you're doing, then you know how to walk.
37Inner man 53-1212 P:27 Like that light. You take the one wire off, negative or positive. It certainly won't work. That's all. It's got to have the ground. It's got to be grounded good, and it's got to have the right type of wire and everything and it'll pack the current; that's all it needs. Well, if we're really grounded in Christ (See?), with the Holy Ghost in us, and rooted and grounded in the faith of God, it'll certainly pack the Light of the Gospel to the world. That's right. It'll heal the sick; it'll do great works.
39Now, who are these just ones that shall live by Faith. I would think the same one who told us that the just shall live by faith should be the same one to tell us who they are. ROMANS 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
404 Now the only way you could ever conform to the image of His Son is if you have the same attributes and characteristics. And in order to have that you would have to have the same seed Life in you as His Son did. Because the Law of reproduction that God set forth in Genesis 1:11 tells us that every Seed shall bring forth after it's kind or nature. Let's read on 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.(It's already a done deal, it is finished). 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? [It is] God that justifieth. 34 Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
41Now, Paul said, it is God that Justifies, and who does He justify? Those He foreknew. And He also said we are justified by Faith, so God uses his Faith to justify us. Then unless we have the faith of God we are not yet justified.
45Galatians 2: 16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
46So we see it is God that Justifies, and who does He justify? Those He foreknew. And He also said we are justified by Faith, so God uses His Faith to justify us. Then unless we have the faith of God, his Faith, we are not yet justified.
47But those that He foreknew He also did predestinate. We are talking about the Elect Seed of God. And in ROMANS 1:17 Paul said, the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: from Revelation to Revelation, for The just shall live by faith, by what? By Revelation. Now, I am going to show you in a few minutes how important this statement is when it comes to righteousness, for that is what we are looking at today. Righteousness and unrighteousness. And this is one of the biggest misunderstandings we have in this message. Most people are still living in a bondage to their own perceived idea's of what righteousness is. And they are trying to establish their own righteousness by what they can produce in themselves.
48ROMANS 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: we have already shown you that it is God that justifies, and what Paul is telling us here is that no deeds can bring forth our justification. by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. (what he is telling us here is that the Law, the rule book, the moral code, the conduct and order can only point you to what is sin, or what is unbelief, but it can not make you righteous.
49ROMANS 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ ( and what is Faith? It is a revelation) 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: ( and who is it that believes? Or might I put it this way, Who is it that can believe? Here Paul is telling us that True Righteousness comes only from God by receiving the Revelation of Jesus Christ. And the only ones who can believe are those who have been ordained to believe.
51 ROMANS 4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not before God. 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
52That is why Jesus said that, "God is Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and Truth." You can't separate the Two. Spirit and Truth, because Jesus also said, "My Words are Spirit and they are Truth." And worship outside of the vindicated revealed Word will not be acceptable to God, it never has been.
53Now, religion tends to feed the flesh, because it is sensate, or based on the senses. And any worship that is not based on Spirit and Truth, will always lean toward the outward 5 senses of the flesh or the 5 inward senses.
54We cannot worship with eyes, nor with our noses by smelling incense, nor can we worship with our ears by listening to music; for the flesh profiteth nothing. And yet we have churches today of all denominations, even among the Message professors, there are some that have choirs and orchestra's with more members than there are sitting in the pews of many a church today. And the churches with the most music seem to be the largest of all. If you do not have a music program in your church you will never attract the people, they say. And yet what are they being attracted to? The new "Gospel of Song". We are living in a time when the "flesh" seems to lead the worship and yet is it not in vain?
55JOHN 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.
56If the flesh of itself "profiteth nothing", then it is clear that we cannot worship God with any of our five senses (which all pertain to the flesh). To worship with our eyes profiteth nothing, and yet the majority of the world religions do just that. They use the eyes to attract people to worship. They build big monuments of beauty, big cathedrals, big churches, big altars just for the purpose of worship and yet it profits nothing. We cannot worship with our eyes, nor our nose, like the Catholic and the hindu that would burn incense before the altars to create a form of worship through aroma. The only aroma that is pleasing to God is the prayers of His saints. We cannot worship with eyes, nor with our noses by smelling incense, nor can we worship with our ears by listening to music; for the flesh profiteth nothing.
57And yet we have churches today of all denominations, even among the Message professors, there are some that have choirs and orchestra's with more members than there are sitting in the pews of many a church today. And the churches with the most music seem to be the largest of all. If you do not have a music program in your church you will never attract the people, they say. And yet what are they being attracted to? The new "Gospel of Song". We are living in a time when the "flesh" seems to lead the worship and yet is it not in vain?
58Paul said, it "profiteth nothing". And isn't it interesting that this thirst for music has increased with the same velocity as the cry for the Charismatic, Pentecostal cry to "Be filled with the Spirit." But they do not want the Word of Truth, and what Word they do have has been wrongly divided. They do not take all of the Word, for Jesus said, in
59JOHN 4:23 the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. He never said in spirit only, but in Spirit and Truth. 6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 7 Saying, Blessed [are] they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. 9 [Cometh] this blessedness then upon the circumcision [only], or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in un-circumcision. 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which [he had yet] being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also...
6113 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, [was] not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
62So we see the importance of our tapping into the very mind of God and receiving as a finished work what God has already declared by his word is so important. Because it has to do with receiving our inheritance..
63Ands why was it imputed to him, because of his works? NO! because he simply took God at his word. He said the money is in the bank, therefore it is. He said, I have already been justified, therefore, I am. Not me making everything right that I ever did wrong. Not me living a perfectly upright life without offending anyone my entire life. No, Not that! But to Confess what God has already said about you, that's it, that's the key.
65ROMANS 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one [judgment came] upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one (the Faith of One, the revelation of One) the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.