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1Before we begin our message this morning on the attitude of Christ, I would like to say that I have enjoyed this study tremendously. Over the past several years I have seen our ability to look into the Living Word of God and see it become more crystal clear than ever before. The Bible tells us to rightly divide the Word of Truth and what I am seeing is a honing in more and more. Things are becoming clearer than ever before. As soon as the unbeliever raises a question, the Word which is living and abiding in our heart has the answer to their unbelief. In Hebrews 4 we read that the Word of God is sharper than any two edged sword even dividing to the joints and marrow of the bone. And we have been given a looking glass of the Word which is able to microscopically see things in this Word that others have passed over throughout the ages, and never dreamt of seeing.
2Man that is not born again resides in the five outer senses of the body and with those five senses of see, taste, feel, smell and to hear they have been able to move closer and closer into the unseen, even to the place of dissecting atoms. The Apostle Paul said, “EPHESIANS 5:13 But all things that are reproved (convinced or proven) are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. So we can see that man’s great strides in science have only become possible by his ability to use light.
3And now man has come to the place where they can see with their eyes through electronic microscopes what is called inner space and as they have perfected their use of light with those microscopes, they are able to see clearer and clearer until they have discovered that there is a far greater universe within the atom than there is in what we have called the universe out here where we see the sun and the moon and the stars and the planets. A far greater universe lies within that which has been unseen for ages, and is now being made visible, by Light.
4Men through science, through understanding how to utilize the natural principles of light, are able to see more clearly those things which have been hidden from age to age. And through light they are utilizing what they have been given in the natural sciences to look at the unseen with instruments that are becoming more powerful as the years go on. And to think that they are just looking with the natural eye. They are doing this with just the five outer senses. Then what about us who have been given such illumination that goes beyond these outer senses when we have been given access by The Light of His Glorious Presence and have been given ability to know and understand the five inner senses, of imagination, conscience, memory, reason, and affection; (the senses of the spirit), and then that inner sense called Faith. For by Faith we can see into the unseen.
5And to think that with just the outer five senses which were given to man to contact his earthly home man has been able to move closer and closer into the unseen dissecting atoms, and now have come to the place of what is called inner space and have discovered that there is a far greater universe within the atom than there is in the whole universe that we can see through telescopes.
6Then what about us? We are the ones who are standing in the very presence of the Creator of the Universe Himself. He is The Supreme Light of Lights. What kind of sight ought we to have as we grow in the Wisdom and Revelation of Our Lord Jesus Christ? Then how ought we to be seeing more and more the things of God that He has so willingly brought to us through a vindicated prophet, and by His own personal presence with us in the form of the Pillar of Light. Things are becoming clearer and clearer as we come closer and closer to the source of that light which is the Glorious Presence of Jesus Christ. How we ought to be able to see things that no man has ever seen before.
7For the Scripture tells us, “JOHN 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 ¶ And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” and we know that when that light strikes the dark places it brings illumination to those places.
9II PETER 1:19 ¶ We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
10And yet the world continues in darkness concerning the Creator who gave them natural light, because they have turned down the Light of His Glorious Gospel. In fact the Apostle Paul said, II CORINTHIANS 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
11And so too has the light of the glorious Gospel shown in our hearts bringing light upon the Word of God that lays within our hearts revealing the deep secrets of God which have been hid since the foundations of the World but have been revealed to us in this hour by the Presence of that Great Light, the Pillar of Fire which is here in our midst..
12Br. Branham said, in his message, HAVE FAITH IN GOD 54-0900 E-13 What's the matter with us, the Christians? We've laid down on our job. That's right. Science has taken men farther with his five senses than ministers has taken him with his soul, his spirit, which is superior over his science. I’d just like to ask you a question. Many of you brethren in here can go back with me to the old Model T age. Science could only... Now listen, just before I close, here's a remark I want you to remember. Science is only as good as it can measure. As close as science can measure, that's how powerful they become. And as close as the Church can measure that's just as powerful as the Church becomes.
1314 Science, about thirty-five years ago could only measure to ten thousandth of an inch; in that they could make a T-Model Ford, with a ten thousandth of an inch piston ring which could give it the terrific speed of about twenty-five miles per hour. Up above it, set a spark plug, a valve to pump the gas up, the gas fired by the spark plug, but it lost so much of its compression as it went out with a ten thousandth of an inch, you could only drive it at that. A thirty-five--thirty-five miles an hour was an extremely good, fast T-Model Ford. Now, did they stop at that? No sir. They can go down to a hundred-thousandth of an inch now. They're cutting in their rule, measuring closer. Now, they can take that same Ford, or that same piston in a jet plane and almost drive it six-hundred miles per hour, with the same spark plug firing over the top of it. Why is it? They can measure closer, that nothing leaks out. The pressure's there, but your measurement wasn't close enough. They can even take that hundred thousandth of an inch and split an atom with it. Are they stopping? No, they're going on, but us, oh, well, we're satisfied with what Moody said, what Finney said. Them men were all right. They were Christians, brothers that's in glory.
1415 The first time the rule was ever laid across the Word of God... How do you measure it tonight? What value has the Word of God got to you? Now look, Christian, Martin Luther come out laid it across Catholicism and found out that the just shall live by faith. He left a great gap there; many things past through. But he believed that the just should live by faith, and he stepped out on it because God's Word said so. He measured God's Word out to the people: "Just shall live by faith." Along came a little fellow from England, by the name of John Wesley; he measured to the people a little closer. He cut the ruler in a little closer, could measure closer: sanctification, as they called it in them days, the second work of grace. Look what he done; he introduced holiness to the Church.
1516 Along come Pentecost and measured down the gift of the Holy Spirit, speaking with tongues and signs. But we're just letting the big gap through. Let's us tonight lay the measure of God down and measure the whole Word of God. The same Holy Ghost that fired the piston back there that brought them out by faith, justification, same One gave sanctification, the same One give the baptism of the Holy Ghost, that same power, the same Holy Ghost can move the Church to perfection, and It will do it: to everything that God has promised in His Word. God will do it. The trouble of it is... Let's cast out the world. Let's measure God's Word, and it's the Truth. "Have faith in God," Jesus said. For if thou shall say to this mountain be moved and don't doubt it, it'll do just what you tell it to do. Isn't that wonderful? Let's measure up. I don't care. The Lutherans are fine. The Baptists are fine. The Methodists were fine. The Pentecostals are fine. All these different things is all right. But let's put it right down and say every Word of God is true. Everything God said is perfect, and if He said, "Whatsoever things you desire, when you pray believe you receive it..." I believe that's the truth. God, let me lay my measuring stick down on my soul and spread it across God's Word to say, "God, it's the truth; send the unction of the Holy Ghost and Fire the cylinder above me. I'll believe every word of It." And you'll see things take place. Do you believe it?
16I JOHN 2:1 ¶ My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world. 3 ¶ And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. 7 ¶ Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. 8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. 9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. 10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. 11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes. 12 ¶ I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
17Now, this Morning we will conclude our study of the Attitude of Christ. This will be number four in our series. I would like to focus our attention this morning on the fifth point concerning the attitude of Christ. which is “how a wrong attitude can cripple our walk, and the walk of those we have influence over.”
18Thus far as we have examined the attitude of Christ we have seen that an attitude is not a mental conception. Nor is it something that only resides in the mind. The word attitude does not refer to the mind but rather the bodies outward expression of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions which are displayed using body language of some sort.
19Remember from Brother Branham’s study on the three fold body that we are tri-part beings. We have a Body which has five senses, see, taste, feel, smell and hear. With these senses we contact our earthly home.
20Spiritual amnesia 64-0411 P:29 You must be identified. Somewhere you must show, your life shows, tonight, where you are identified. You are identified either in Christ or out of Christ. You are not halfway. There's no such a thing as a drunk sober man. There's no black white bird. You're either a saved, or you're not saved. You're a saint or a sinner, one or the other. And your spiritual attitude towards God's Word identifies you, exactly where you're standing.
21Now, what I would like to get across to you this morning is that our attitude is only a reflection of the condition of our soul. And the actions we do, is only a reflection of that condition. In fact brother Branham said, from the message…
22Explaining Healing and Jairus 54-0216 E-37 What you are here is a reflection of what you are somewhere else. "Those who He called, He justifies." Is that right? "Those who He justified, He has glorified." Already in the Presence of the Father, we have a glorified body. Whew! Wasn't that deep? All right. We'll find out whether it's right or not. "If this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting." Is that right? That's right. So right now, and what we are there, is a reflection. Here, what we are here, is a reflection of what we are somewhere else. So if your deeds are evil, you know where it comes from. You know where your other body's a waiting.
24If we look at the First Exodus we found that there were men in the camp of Israel that had a negative affect on others in that camp by their actions and the things that they said. Look at how Dathan and Korah kept bringing up negative things all the time until it had an affect upon those around them. And what did that produce? They all perished. Yes, their own attitude affected those around them until they all perished in the wilderness.
25Influence 63-0112 PP. 13 You know, there's so many of us, and most all of us influence somebody by the things that we do, and the way we live, and the things we say. We influence somebody. Somebody is watching your life. And then, when we profess to be Christians, what type of life should we live if somebody is watching us? And your life that you live will reflect an influence on somebody that might be their eternal destination will rest upon the way that you live and the things that you do, for they watch you. And in our text this morning, as "influence," we find that this King Uzziah was a great influence to Isaiah, the--the young prophet. Isaiah had been called to his side, and being a noted, a-vindicated prophet of his day, and he had a... I believe the way that Isaiah spoke it, he was a--had a great influence upon Isaiah.
2614 Now, we find that Uzziah was called to be king at the age of about sixteen years old after his father's death. And his father was a great believer, and his mother also was a very fine woman. And this young king had been crowned at a young age, and quickly he taken the road that was right, because of the influence of a godly father and a godly mother. And I think that's a very fine example for we parent today, is to set an example before our children. Now, you'll live your best and your worst at home. And I think that our lives... Though the children might not just exactly act like they're noticing it, but they are noticing it. Don't you never think that they are not, because they're watching. Not only the children are watching, but the neighbors are watching. Not only the neighbors are watching, but all that you are associated with watch you. The people at your church watch you. The people that you do business with in the markets, they're watching you, after your confession. And we should always try to reflect Christ in everything that we do.
2715 I know a little motto that I had hanging in my house many years ago. I picked it up one day when at Billy Sunday's tabernacle when I was at one of the meetings up at Winona Lake. And I liked it so much till I got it and hung it up in my house. And I kept it until it just fell apart. It was something like this. "Go no place you would not want to be found if Jesus should come," and, "Be saying nothing that you would not want to be saying if Jesus should come." And it went on with many things saying what you... In otherwise, whatever you do or say, or whatever action that you're performing, do not do it if you would not want to be caught in that position when Jesus come. If we could only do that, I'm sure we'd be a great influence upon our associates.
28 E-16 And you know, There's two ways to do anything: that's right and wrong. I had my little son Joseph on my lap the other day, and I said to him... He's eight years old, and some little boy had stepped on his toes. And he and the little boy had a fight. So I said, "Joseph, don't do that." He said, "But, daddy, he did such-and-such." I said, "But that doesn't matter (See?), what he did. Just remember, Joseph, that... You love your father?" He said, "Yes, daddy." I said, "Then remember, that people are going to look at your life as a minister's son. And then if you do anything wrong, then they're going to say, 'Does this minister permit his child to do such?'" Now, we know they do it anyhow. But we know that. As Christians, we know that we try to bring up our children right. But it's a good thing to keep that before them all the time, to do what's right. Don't never take that other side. So I said, "Because, you see, that doesn't only reflect on you, Joseph, but it reflects on your mother, reflects on your sisters; it reflects on your father, and the very cause of the family, what we're standing for. And then what we stand for, it reflects on that, on Jesus Christ. You don't want to do that." I said, "Our Lord told us if somebody smites us on one cheek, just turn the other." And of course, that's kind of hard for a little boy with a hot temper to begin with to think of such things. But place it before him anyhow (See?), that he should not do it.
2917 Now, this young fellow Uzziah had such a training in his early days till when he taken the throne, he never turned right or left from the thing that was right. He stayed right with it. He never let politics influence him in any way. He was a man who was determined to serve God, regardless. And so politics didn't... He ignored all those things. And another thing that I liked about Uzziah was that he ignored popularity or popular opinions. No matter what anybody else thought, or what the popular trend of the day was, he wanted to serve God, regardless.
30Oh, we need men like that in our political world. We need men like that in the White House. We need men like that in business. We need men like that in the pulpit, men that will not turn to popular opinions or popularity, but will stay straight with the Word, not turn right or left.
3118 God in commissioning Joshua, said, "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shall meditate therein day and night. And then thou shall make thy ways prosperous. Then thou shall have good success." And not only that, but you're influencing somebody the same way you're traveling. And so I appreciate this stand that Uzziah took, to be determined... The first thing he begin to do was to repair the house of the Lord, and to build up the places that had been torn down, and then go out to the enemy after he'd proved to God that he was sincere. And he was going to take the right stand, regardless of what his people around him, his advisors to influence him to a political side of the kingdom. He would not stand for it. He wanted God's will and that alone.
3219 That's the kind of men we need, the kind of mothers we need, a woman, a mother of this day that will take the right stand, and do what's right regardless of what the other women does, do what's right.
33Two weeks ago before I left for South America to hold meetings in Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and Peru, we showed from the Scriptures how that the attitude of Lot living in the gate was such that his own sons in law thought he was just joking when he warned them to flee from Sodom, and when he did so, they just thought he was joking. The Bible said they thought of him as though he were just mocking. And that tells us his respect and reverence were not what you might call an admirable quality.
34I have seen parents that won’t even attend church because they seem to have nothing good to say about anyone. These same people will try to justify there not going by saying, “Why should I go to church when there are so many hypocrites going there?” Well, then who is the hypocrite, anyway? The one who is at least trying to come and hear from God or the one who thinks they are right and don’t need to hear from God? And if you watch that family long enough you will see their children go plumb off into gross insanity and immorality. And their attitude affected those children until those children learned to hate all authority, and don’t even have enough social grace to give respect to anyone, let alone to God.
36And I have seen this same attitude even among those who claim to believe the Doctrine of Christ. Everywhere I go, I have been trying by God’s Grace to tell the brethren not to let this Great Revelation make you an island unto yourselves. If they draw you out of their circle you must try to draw them back in. Do not adopt their attitude that we got it all attitude for as soon as you do, the Lord will move right on and leave you behind.
37Ministers in every country I visited in South America asked me the same question. How should we react to those who reject us because of this revelation, and have told them to love them any way, and that is your cross that you must bear. Yes, rejection is our cross that we must bear, and bear it like our Saviour we shall do. On the cross His last words, were, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do!” Paul said, “Had they known who he was the Lord of Glory, the would not have crucified the Lord of Glory.
38Hebrews Chapter 7 part 1 57-0915E P:86 Your attitude towards Christ will make a great impression on what your children will be. Your life that you live before your family will make an impression on what your children will be. 'Cause the Bible said that He'd visit the iniquity of the parents upon the children to the third and fourth generation.
39Now, a couple of Sundays ago we examined the attitude of quite a few people in the Bible. We looked at both those that expressed a positive attitude towards God’s Word and then we also looked at those that expressed a negative attitude towards God’s Word. But this week, I want to show how our attitude towards God’s word has an effect upon others. And more specifically, I want to show how a wrong attitude can actually cripple others in their walk with God.
40As you know, brother Branham said we are little Messiettes. We are little creators and we create around us an atmosphere that either attracts people to be around us, or it repels others from wanting to be with us. It’s your attitude that creates that atmosphere. And your attitude is not what you think, or say, but is the way you carry yourself and the way in which your body sends off signals to others. You don’t need for someone to tell you that you are welcome or you are not welcome. Their attitude can be heard louder than their words. As the old expression says, “ a picture is worth a thousand words.”
43Look at the example we read from the scriptures last week of the Pharisee who invited Jesus to eat and yet did not have the courtesy to wash his feet which were weary from travel, nor did he anoint Jesus head with oil, and yet the prostitute not only anointed him with oil, but washed his feet with her tears and wiped them dry with her hair. And Jesus used this scene to let Simon the Pharisee know that his gestures were heard louder in heaven than his words.
44LAMB AND THE DOVE 57-0325 E-13 Now, no matter how much you preach, you got a real ill-temper, don't do you much good to preach. See? No matter how much you join church and try to impersonate, if you're crabbing and nasty with your neighbor, you'll never win him to Christ then. See? It's the fruit of the Spirit. As my wife used to tell me, "Actions speak louder than words." That's right. Live me a sermon instead of preaching me one; that's a good thing; live me a sermon.
45FAITHFUL ABRAHAM 59-0415E PP. 21 I believe it was Abraham Lincoln said one time, "You can fool some of the people part of the time, but not all the people all the time." And your emotions prove, and your action proves what you are and what you believe. 22 In the Bible James justified Abraham by what he did. Paul justified him by faith. But Paul was talking about what God seen. And James was talking about what man seen. But the way you act proves what you believe. If you say you believe God, then you act like it. Put it into a motion. Get up and get at it. That's awful rough, isn't it? But it's the truth. Your actions prove what you are. As my wife used to say, "Actions speak louder than words." You could jump up-and-down and shout all night, and then grumble at one of God's promises; it proves what you believe.
46And what about the Second Exodus. Look at the effect those Pharisees who called themselves brothers had on even a leader like Peter. Paul called them false brethren and look how Peter acted when they showed up. He had been eating with one of Paul’s churches and was free and enjoying himself in the fellowship and when these legalistic brethren showed up, Peter withdrew Himself.
47GALATIANS 2:4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: 5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. 6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed [to be somewhat] in conference added nothing to me: 7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as [the gospel] of the circumcision [was] unto Peter; 8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:) 9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we [should go] unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. 10 Only [they would] that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do. 11 ¶ But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. 12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. 13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. 14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before [them] all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
48FLASHING RED LIGHT 63-0623E 149 Tell one of them about it, you know what they say? In so much as to say, "No old Bible's going to stand in my way from having some fun." There, just exactly. You tell them it's written in the Bible... Oh, they might not say those words, but that's what they express. Did you ever hear the old saying, "Actions speak louder than words"? Well then, does it? Action speaks louder than words. No matter what you're saying, your life speaks so loud till they can't hear your testimony. As I said this morning, just jump as high as you live. See? Your action speaks louder than your word. And you just might as well come out and say it, because your own words speak, their--your words... No matter what it is, your actions speaks what you are. If you speak anything different than what you really are, it becomes hypocrisy. Jesus said, "You hypocrites, how can you say good things, when out of the heart speaketh the mouth?" See, they were saying something they didn't mean.
49And what about the Third Exodus? That’s the one we live in today. The Scripture warns us that it will be perilous times, and also warns us that ungodly men will take over leading others into shame. II Timothy 3:1 ¶ This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all [men], as theirs also was.
50II PETER 2:1 ¶ But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
51JUDE 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. 6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8 ¶ Likewise also these [filthy] dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. 10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. 12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds [they are] without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
52IDENTIFICATION 63-0123 E-39 You see, sin is unbelief. There's only two channels that you can live by. One of them is faith, and the other one is unbelief. "He that believeth not is condemned already." Smoking, drinking, committing adultery, lying, stealing, carnal impersonations, those things are attributes of unbelief. If you was a believer you wouldn't do those things. No. You do that because you're not a believer. Oh, you say... "Oh, but I am a believer." But by their fruits you shall know them. See? Your actions speak louder than what your confession proves. See? When you disbelieve God's Word and count it as something gone by, or take some book in its stead, and saying, "This is just as good as that," it goes to show that you're not a believer. That's right. You're not. And if you was, then you would believe God's Word and it would... He would express Hisself through His Word. Now, He was God's Word expressed. And He said, "Now, if you can't believe Me," said, "believe the works that I do. Search the Scriptures, for in Them you think you have Eternal Life. And that's the very thing that tells Who I am." Oh...?... "That's the One says Who I am. The Scriptures tells Who I am."
5340 And let me take that a little further, will you? The Scriptures is what tells what you are. That expresses you; and it expresses me. The Scriptures tell what we are. It's so loud that our voice cannot be even heard. Our life speaks louder than our voice (See?), and it is God's way of letting us see what we are. Jesus said the same thing. "They are they that testify of Me. They prove what I am. And which one of you can condemn Me of unbelief, sin? If I haven't properly..." Listen, I'm talking about looking at yourself. "If I haven't properly identified Myself as being what the Word said that I would be..."
5441 Wonder if we Christians could think that tonight. Wonder if we can look in God's looking glass of what requirements is of a Christian and identify ourselves that way. I wonder if we could. I wonder if we could identify ourselves tonight with John 3:16, and, oh, all other kind of Scriptures: Mark 16th chapter, and all these other places that, and over in Galatians, I believe, and different places, 2nd, in Thessalonians, where the fruits of the Spirit and so forth. Wonder if we can identify ourselves? Jesus said, "Which one of you can accuse Me, that I haven't performed and done just exactly what the Scriptures said I would do." Nobody could say a word, because He'd truly identified Himself. And they, as they do always, the make-believer had identified Him as a Beelzebub, a evil spirit when He made Hisself known in discernment of spirit, that He was Messiah. Then they said, "That's an evil spirit in Him doing these things." So you see, He was properly a-vindicated. There could be no mistake.
5542 The little woman at the well didn't make any mistake. She said, "Sir, we know when Messiah cometh He'll do these things, but Who are You?" She said... He said, "I'm He." And a Man that could do a thing like that would surely tell the truth. The truth of God was with Him. And they were commissioned...
56Influence 63-1130B 53 Now, we find out, though a good man, blessed of God; but, if God blesses you, you stay in the category that God has called you in. If it's a housewife, remain a housewife. If it's in a business, remain in that business, reflecting God. And whatever God has called you to, let it be that. Because He wants you to be a real housewife to reflect your influence upon another person that would want to be a good housewife. If you're a good businessman, let your life so be that it will reflect Jesus Christ in your business with honesty and integrity, and with things that really mean something. Because somebody is watching your life. You're influencing somebody. God has to have a real housewife. God has to have a real teenage in school. God has to have a real minister, a real businessman, somebody that will reflect Him. Because there they see in you, Christ. No matter what the rest of the world's got to do, that has not one thing to do with you or I. We are responsible to God for our life and for our experience with Christ.
57 54 Now, we find out that in his trying to take the minister's place, and someone telling him he's out of place, telling him he shouldn't do that, he's out of place, he become angered; he was so angered until his face turned red. You see, we must be able to stand and take correction. Some of them won't do it. You can't... I've went to meetings and I've set in the auditoriums, and you get up. And some people come in and set down just for a few minutes; if you say one word that they don't agree with, [Brother Branham snaps his finger--Ed.] gone (See?), flying up.