1Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

22 Corinthians 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

3This evening we have read two scriptures that used the word "earnest of our inheritance" and "earnest of the Spirit". Both scripture speaks of the earnest as being the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Both Scriptures use the word earnest in a way which is used in real estate law.

4Tonight we will read from paragraphs no 91 through 101 which is a lot of reading, but we will find brother Branham also using real estate law terms in defining the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to us. So let's bow our heads in prayer before we begin.

591 Like the Pentecostal experience today and the coming of the Holy Ghost in this last days was promised, is like the abstract to a title deed. See? Now, you can get a title. Sure. See? You can get a title to a place, but that still don't say it's yours. No, sir. Somebody way back yonder could come in and put a claim on it. But when you get an abstract, that shows that everything that's ever against it is struck off plumb back from the foundation. Is that right? And when a man has said that he believes the Word, and then when the Holy Spirit comes, It is the Abstract to the title. And that gives you permission, when you have that Abstract, that every bit of that belongs to you, and everything's on it belongs to you.

6Now, the definition of an abstract is: "An abstract of title is the condensed history of the title to a particular parcel of real estate, consisting of a summary of the original grant and all subsequent conveyances and encumbrances affecting the property and a certification by the abstractor that the history is complete and accurate."

Amen, that is called in today's terms "title insurance" and that is what you purchase when you buy a piece of property today, because it is the guarantee to you that the property is clear of all conveyances and encumbrances, and it is insurance to you because if anything would come up the insurance would kick in to make you whole.

7There is a legal definition of the Abstract of Title which reads like this:

8"A condensed history, taken from public records or documents, of the ownership of a piece of land. An abstract of title, or title abstract, briefly summarizes the various activities af-fecting ownership of a parcel of land. When a person or business agrees to purchase real estate, that person or business arranges for an examination of the history of the property's title. This examination is known as a title search. A title search is conducted to determine that the seller of the property in fact owns the property and has a free-and-clear title. A free and clear title has no clouds on it, which means that no person or business other than the seller has an interest in, or claim to, the property.

9The process of determining the precise ownership of a piece of land by searching an
abstract is complex and laborious.Often, the title abstract does not contain every transaction or proceeding that may affect ownership of the land. The search conductor, or abstractor, usually a trained professional, must verify that the abstract is complete by reviewing recent certifications that the abstract is correct, checking for gaps in dates and certification numbers, and ensuring that a proper legal description appears with each entry. The abstractor conducts a credit and finances check on all the names appearing in the abstract
to see if any of the parties has filed for Bankruptcy or has incurred other debts that may have caused a creditor to file a lien against the property toward payment of the debt.

10Confirmation and evidence 62-0621E P:18 When a man buys a car, he must have a deed to that car. And though he has not the car setting in his garage, if he has a deed, it's a confirmation to him that he owns that car, because he has a deed or the title. And then, if we bought a piece of ground, though we have never seen the ground, know nothing about the ground, and yet we have an abstract deed to that ground, it belongs to us, whether we have seen it or not. It still belongs to us. The car belongs to us. Whether we have seen it or not, yet we have the title given to us, and we hold it in our possession, in our name, that that title shows us that we own that car. And the abstract deed tells us we own the property.

11An abstractor must refer to many different sources to verify that the title to a parcel of land is true and correct. The abstractor verifies the original government survey, which should include gaps and overlaps in land ownership. Given improved technology, surveys have a margin of error of less than one foot. The abstractor must understand the various means of describing the exact boundaries of a piece of land and must recognize un-acceptable methods.

12So what brother Branham is telling us through this illustration is that when you received the abstract, (the Holy Ghost), every claim that might have ever been placed against you by Satan is now clear and complete.

13"when the Holy Spirit comes, It is the Abstract to the title. And that gives you permission, when you have that Abstract, that every bit of that belongs to you, and everything that is on it belongs to you.

14Amen. And that gives us the Abstract, when the Holy Ghost comes upon this title deed that God saw back yonder 'fore the foundation of the world, and put it--name on the Book of Life, but was born through a man and woman, and subject to sin, and guilty of sin. But when I believed on It, I received the deed. But when the Holy Ghost come, It was the Abstract that everything against me, whether my mother done it, my father done it, my grandmother done it (like the little epileptic child I prayed for a few minutes ago, that come through from the grandparent--the epilepsy fell down and--upon the child, I said), but when the Abstract has come, It struck off, omitted everything. I'm a Abstract holder then. Amen. And as sure as the Spirit that raised Christ from the dead, I have a Abstract deed that I'm part of that Body, with the Abstract of the Holy Ghost making that body of Word live out, just exactly like It did in Him as He promised in the last day: the Abstract.

15In other words you no longer have any encumbrances that could hold you back with God. Your sins have all been forgiven you, and you are spotless and without sin. That is not in the future, that is your condition now.

161 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

17The Wuest Translation says it this way, "everyone who habitually commits sin, also habitually commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness."

18And remember, brother Branham taught us that smoking and drinking and adultery and stealing are not sin, but they are attributes that you are a sinner. And sin is unbelief. So they are attributes that you do not believe.

19Therefore, allow me to read this verse in another way so as to make it make more sense to you. "Whosoever habitually disbelieves and thus habitually goes beyond the limits of the law does not believe and is a sinner, for disbelief is the habitual going beyond the limits of the law, or taking the law to its limits."

20In other words when you see a person whose habits of life are borderline, or riding the border between righteousness and unrighteousness, it shows that person does not believe the Word or that person would stay as far from riding the border as he could get.

21But we are talking here of an abstract deed to you, that is free and clear of all disbelief. There are no conveyances, (those things that are attributed to you or transferred to you) and there are no encumbrances (there is nothing that can hold you down, and keep you from being righteous) "for you are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God."

22Now, here is the facts you always need to remember in verse 5 "And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins;(our unbelief) and in him is no sin. (unbelief).

23And then the Apostle John says, 6 "Whosoever abideth in him sinneth (disbelieves) not: whosoever sinneth (habitually disbelieves) hath not seen him, neither has known him. 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth right-wise-ness is rightly-wise, (He that does what is right is right.) even as he is rightly-wise. 8 He that committeth sin (he that habitually disbelieves) is of the devil; for the devil sinneth (disbelieved) from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not (initiate) sin; for his seed, (God's Seed) remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. (and every seed must bring forth or manifest after its kind or the nature of its source). 10 In this (in what? In this manifesting of one's seed nature) the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not right-wise-ness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

24Now, back to brother Branham's sermon and we will pick up at paragraph 92 All my sins are struck out. All your sins are struck out by the Blood of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost is come as an Abstract to the title deed that God give me by grace by foreknowledge. Oh, my. What you scared about? No wonder He said, "Fear not; I am He that was dead and alive again, and I'm alive forevermore and have the keys to death and hell. Don't worry about nothing; even death ain't going to hurt you."

25Notice John told us the same thing in 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

262 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

27Romans 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.

28And the Spirit of adoption is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is the earnest or the abstract deed as Brother Branham calls it in this sermon. .

29Paul told us the same thing in Romans 8:30 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. 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.

30Now back to brother Branham's sermon and we will pick up at paragraph 93 Notice. Beautiful. Let's go right quick now. The Abstract title. The debt is settled; everything against it has been struck off. Ha, ha, ha. Glory. I may act silly, but I feel good. Notice. See? Oh, an Abstract deed. Do you realize what that means? You realize what that means, brother? There's nothing can take it away from you. Amen. I am a holder. Amen. What deed? I have now cashed in on my beneficiary of His death, burial, and resurrection. He become me, that I might become Him. Now, He became a sinner that I might become a son (Amen.) and hold the Abstract deed, for "these signs shall follow them that believe," (See?), the Abstract deed. Now, quickly, before... We got about ten minutes more. Let us now notice quickly, the quickening of the Spirit. Now, I'm going to show you some signs so that you'll understand. Listen.

3194 Now, watch what this Quickening Power (was my subject, after the Son has raised up)... Look how It done on them at Pentecost, what It did to them, what that Quickening Power did to them. It quickened them. Now, let's notice what It did on Stephen. Stephen was full of Quickening Power, wasn't that right? See? He was full of Quickening Power. It didn't make him a-scared. He said, "You stiff-neck and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost; like your fathers did, so do you. Which one of the prophets that showed forth the coming of the Just One, didn't your fathers stone?" Oh, my. Done something to him, sure, he was full of Quickening Power. And they said, "We'll get rid of that guy." And when he died (they stoned him, and his poor little head, the stones beating against it like that), he looked up and said, "I see the heavens open." Quickening Power was working. "I see the heavens open and Jesus standing at the right hand of God." That's what Quickening Power done for Stephen.

3295 Notice, another fellow had this Quickening Power; his name was Philip. He was so full of Quickening Power; he was having a great big meeting down at Samaria. Devils was being cast out; people was baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ. They was having a real meeting, and the Spirit spoke to him. Oh, the Dynamics come down and It said, "Leave this revival.""But what will the ministers say?" "Don't make any difference what they say." See? He was full of Quickening Power. He had the gasoline and the Dynamics was falling upon him. Said, "Go out into the desert." And he found a eunuch there and baptized him in the Name of Jesus Christ: one man, who took the message down to Ethiopia. That right? And he obeyed God... In obedience to God, if you've never been baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, do it, and watch the Quickening Power pick you up then. See?

3396 When Stephen done this great thing, not Stephen, (but Philip)--done this great thing to leave that great revival and obey the commandments of God, when he fulfilled by baptizing this eunuch in obedience to God, he was so full of the Quickening Power till It caught him away. It will quicken your mortal bodies, if this Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead... It quickened Philip till he wasn't seen for a maybe a hundred and fifty miles over somewhere else, over in another country. It quickened his mortal body. How did he do it? He was so full of the Quickening Power.


97 Oh, church of the living God, we can't stand around here on little "sugar-tits" that we're nursing around here today; we've got to be full and prayed up with Quickening Power until the quickening of the Holy Ghost... We got to be caught away someday in that rapture yonder. Yes, sir. Amen. Oh, my. Excuse that expression. I was thinking about a mother that makes those little sacks (we used to) for the baby. Some of you old mammies remember. Little old baby gets to squalling, you take some coffee grounds and some sugar, wrap it up in a sack and let him suck on it, just to pacify him. There's no strength in that; it'll kill him. See? That old caffeine in there and stuff with a little sweetener to make him swallow it down, was getting caffeine in him. We're tired of such stuff as that. Get back. You're eagles. Back to the Word of God. Be burly; nothing can hurt your feelings. Therefore, you're free from all the scandal of men. Whatever anybody says against you, that just brings more love. Quickening Power, caught away into the heavenlies, a eagle that's done flew above the chickens, way up yonder in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

3498 Oh, It was on Philip, that quickened him, caught him away. Let's take another man. There was a man by the name of Enoch. Now, he had walked with every Word of God for about five hundred years. He had a testimony that "I haven't one time failed His Word." He got so full of the Quickening Power, when the Dynamics hit him, on them mechanics, he didn't even have to die; he just took up home. Just started walking. He was so... Like Philip, he got so full of Quickening Power, instead of going over to the--Gaza and going to another place, where they found him up in the upper coasts there; instead of that way, he just said, "I'm an old man anyhow; I just got so much Quickening Power, I'll just walk right out of the earth." That's the same Quickening Power that we have right now. See? It will quicken your mortal bodies. Isn't that right? It's the Quickening Powers. Enoch with that perfect testimony that "Everything God told me to do, I did it. Everything that I seen He said for me do, I done it," and he become so full of dynamics or mechanics until when the Quickening Power struck him, the mechanics, It just lifted him right up. He walked on out of the earth into heaven.

3599 Now, now notice. On Elijah, after he... Look, Elijah, that great prophet... Man, in his day... Excuse me. Brother, sister, in that day he had fussed at them painted-faced women, them Jezebels and Ahabs, and stood till... And nobody, it looked like, stood with him. And he rebuked, and devoured, and stood out there, and God had taken care of him and helped him in every place. You know, the old fellow got tired one day. He said, "I'm getting old, so I just can't go no further." They say he was going on, I guess, ninety years old, real old and walking around there, and he was so full of Quickening Power, you know what? He looked across Jordan. (Oh God, I can almost see the other side, can't you?) So full of the Quickening Power until he seen a chariot hooked over there, some horses of fire and chariot afire hooked to some tree over there. He just walked across the river and went home without even dying. The Quickening Power sent--caused a chariot to come down from heaven and take him up. Even picked off his coat and throwed it back for Elisha. That's right.

36100 Now, then that fellow picked up that robe (a type of the church again. See?), picked up that robe. Now, he done twice the miracles (which is a type of Christ and the church). See? Elijah done four; he done eight. See? Now, he was, he was double the power, 'cause he asked for it. "Greater things than this that I do, shall you do." See? But he was so full of the Quickening Power and everything, till he done all these double what Elisha done, more than he did. And notice, he lived a life on up to eighty or ninety years old, and he got old and he--he died. He died and they--they took him out and buried him. You know, well that Quickening Power didn't leave him. Many, many years after that, when the flesh had all rotted off his bones, he was laying in the tomb; and they were packing a dead man one day, and they saw the enemy, and they just throwed this man in on top of Elijah's bones. There was so much Quickening Power on those bones till the man jumped up to life again.

37101 Oh, He'll quicken your mortal bodies. Though dead and rotten in the grave, and yet, that Quickening Power rested over that dirt. Hallelujah. Um. He that raised up Christ from the dead also quicken your mortal body.The Elijah back there, Elisha and Elijah. Remember that dead man, that prophet, full of that Quickening Power, laying in the grave and rotted away, there was so much Quickening Power, till they throwed a dead man on him; he come to life. He could still lay hands on the sick, couldn't he? Amen. There you are.

38Now, remember a week or so ago we covered that quickening power and showed you when you are quickened to Life, you are actually made a dual being with Christ at that time.

39The Apostle Paul said in Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; See, not just quickened, not just made alive but made alive with Christ, Joined together with him in the quickening experience, "for by One Spirit we are all baptized into one body." No longer two but you become united together with Him by the new birth.

40Again we see this quickening makes us a dual being, because Paul says in Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

41And it is not him that is made alive, he is already alive, but you are quickened and made alive when you are enjoined to him. Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Because it is By His Sprit which is a quickening spirit that makes you come alive.

421 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

And we have the same promise that the same God who is the author of Life, and the great fountain of Life wants to make us as alive a Christ was when God raised him up from among the dead.

43Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

44Therefore we see in his sermon, God's provided place of worship 65-0425 P:63 brother Branham telling us...Now, remember, we died in our own name, was buried, and raised in His. See, we're no more of our own. Of which, that great Name of Jesus Christ, which the Bible said over here in Ephesians 1:21, that both families, in heaven and earth is named after that Name. That's where God put His Name. That's the family's Name in heaven. That's the family's Name on earth. And we're in Jesus Christ by spiritual baptism, not by water; by Spirit we are baptized into one Body, which is Christ, the worshipping Place. Then being in there, we're being on this ground, it's like the abstract deed.

And in this sermon we are studying, Rising of the sun 65-0418M P:118 brother Branham said, "we are redeemed by Him and now risen with Him. That's what Easter means to the people: risen with Him. Notice. Now, we have His Spirit in us, the Abstract deed, fully paid. No. You don't say, "Well, I hope I make it." You've already made it. Not, "I will make it"; "I've already made it." I never made it; He made it for me. See? Not me, Him."Well, Brother Branham, they say..."I don't care what they say there; He made it for me. That's all I'm caring about. I just want to see Him manifested. How can you do it? Call Him down? No. He's in you. See? He's in you. "Well then, Lord, if I can get myself out of the way, You can manifest... myself. How can You do it? Because You ordained it so: 'All that the Father has given Me will come'" Notice. Glory.

45Oh, don't you see, the work was finished on Calvary, and all we have to do is let go and let God.

46Again brother Branham said in this sermon, Rising of the sun 65-0418M P:93 Notice. Beautiful. Let's go right quick now. The Abstract title. The debt is settled; everything against it has been struck off. Ha, ha, ha. Glory. I may act silly, but I feel good. Notice. See? Oh, an Abstract deed. Do you realize what that means? You realize what that means, brother? There's nothing can take it away from you. Amen. I am a holder. Amen. What deed? I have now cashed in on my beneficiary of His death, burial, and resurrection. He become me, that I might become Him. Now, He became a sinner that I might become a son (Amen.) and hold the Abstract deed, for "these signs shall follow them that believe," (See?), the Abstract deed. Now, quickly, before... We got about ten minutes more. Let us now notice quickly, the quickening of the Spirit. Now, I'm going to show you some signs so that you'll understand. Listen.

47Now, going back to where we began this evening, to paragraph Rising of the sun 65-0418M P:91 Like the Pentecostal experience today and the coming of the Holy Ghost in this last days was promised, is like the abstract to a title deed. See? Now, you can get a title. Sure. See? You can get a title to a place, but that still don't say it's yours. No, sir. Somebody way back yonder could come in and put a claim on it. But when you get an abstract, that shows that everything that's ever against it is struck off plumb back from the foundation. Is that right?And when a man has said that he believes the Word, and then when the Holy Spirit comes, It is the Abstract to the title. And that gives you permission, when you have that Abstract, that every bit of that belongs to you, and everything's on it belongs to you. Amen. And that gives us the Abstract, when the Holy Ghost comes upon this title deed that God saw back yonder 'fore the foundation of the world, and put its name on the Book of Life, but was born through a man and woman, and subject to sin, and guilty of sin. But when I believed on It, I received the deed. But when the Holy Ghost come, It was the Abstract that everything against me, whether my mother done it, my father done it, my grandmother done it (like the little epileptic child I prayed for a few minutes ago, that come through from the grandparent--the epilepsy fell down and--upon the child, I said), but when the Abstract has come, It struck off, omitted everything. I'm a Abstract holder then. Amen. And as sure as the Spirit that raised Christ from the dead, I have a Abstract deed that I'm part of that Body, with the Abstract of the Holy Ghost making that body of Word live out, just exactly like It did in Him as He promised in the last day: the Abstract.

48Notice what he is saying here, He says the abstract deed makes the word live itself out in us, that is John 14:12.

49Easter seal 65-0410 P:54 Notice, the Pentecostal people up there when they got quickened by the Holy Spirit... Listen to me. When those Pentecostal group up there on the day of Pentecost received their abstract deed from God... Sure, it glorified their souls. They screamed; they saw tongues of fire separated upon each of them. And it so quickened their body, till they couldn't even speak in a earthly language anymore. It quickened their body to a heavenly language, the place they're going to. Quickening power of God shook their mortal bodies so till their entire mortal language was transfigured, transformed into an immortal language. What a quickening power. What... something it belongs... If the Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in your mortal bodies, it shall also quicken your mortal bodies. We are quickened then by the power of the living God. Tongues quickened them to a new heavenly language, to speak to them, a rapturing up, raising up into a different atmosphere than what they'd ever lived in. Also with the new quickening life to them that come in them, it quickened their language. They spoke in new tongues. Oh, yes.

50Sixth seal the 63-0323 P:44 That's the reason John wept, because if no one could get that Book, all creation, everything was gone. She'd just simply turn back to atoms and molecules and so forth and cosmic light, and not even be creation, person, nothing else, 'cause Adam lost the rights of that Book. He forfeited it when he listened to his wife, and she listened to Satan's reasoning in the stead of the Word of God. See? It was forfeited. Then it couldn't go back into the dirty hands of Satan who tempted her out of the way; so therefore, it went back to its original Owner like any abstract deed would do (See?), goes right back to its original Owner, and that was God the Creator Who made it, and He holds it.

51Breach the 63-0317E P:63 Its redemption means all legal possession to all that was lost by Adam and Eve... Oh, my, what ought that to do to a born again Christian. Its legal possession to the abstract deed, title deed of Eternal Life means that you possess everything that Adam and Eve lost. Whew. What of it, brethren? The possession of that deed...Adam could not meet the requirements of redemption after he found he lost it. He had sinned and he'd separated himself from God and was on this side of the chasm, so he could not redeem it. He just couldn't do it, 'cause he was, he needed redemption himself; so he could not do it.

52Possessing all things 62-0506 P:32 And today, the true believer is cast out from among the people, called a fanatic, holy-roller, or some kind of a insulting name, some kind of a religious fanatic, and yet is heir to the whole heavens and earth. "Blessed are the meek; they shall inherit the earth." Oh, my. Talk about push you out in a cabin or somewhere, and hardly enough money to pay your rent, yet you own it all. Amen. Have to work and toil and sweat for a few dollars, to earn a honest living, to put shoes on your children's feet, and to feed their little hungry mouth, and yet own, heir to everything that's here. "The meek shall inherit the earth." They possess it. Oh, my, I like that. Possessor of the earth... What is? The believer. The believer has a title, abstract deed, that's right, by Jesus Christ, that "He shall be the possessor of this entire universe." That's right. "The meek shall inherit the earth."

53Look, Adam and Eve got suckered into giving the title deed, and abstract to this entire earth to the devil, and he held it until Jesus paid the price to buy it back, and then he died so his life could be spread out into all sons, so that each one of us hold titles to it because we are joint heirs to the title, and the fact that you have His same Spirit, "For by One Spirit we have all been baptized into one body" and we are now "joint heir with Christ."

54Remember the woman who claimed Bill Cosby was her father and he said give the girl a DNA test and that will settle it. Well, we have the DNA of God who is the original title owner and we are joint heirs to what is His. And if you have the same Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwelling in you, you have the DNA of your Father God and he is the original owner but has passed on its ownership as our inheritance.

55Questions and answers COD 59-1223 P:101 What are you doing? What do they do in Canaan? They were possessing their rights. Glory. They were possessing their rights. And they could not possess their rights till they got into Canaan. They didn't own nothing in the wilderness. Then, when they come into Canaan, then they had rights. And we've got rights. When you receive the Holy Ghost, you're in Canaan. You have to fight for it; every inch of ground you have to fight for it. Yes, sir. That's the reason people say, "Brother Branham, you pray for me today, I..." See? Get over into Canaan once, brother, and you realize where you belong. Watch prayer start things yonder now. Yes, sir. He said, "Looky here, Satan. This is mine. I'm possessor of this. God said so. Move out. (That's right.) Move off my ground.""Your ground?" Satan says."I've got an abstract deed to it. Move out. You know. I'll serve notice on you by the Holy Spirit's guidance." He moves out. Sure, he has to.

56Possessing the enemy's gates 59-1108 P:42 And now we just stand as conquerors. See, there's no fighting to do. We, the fight's over, we just own it. Abstract deed to it, a written guarantee by God our Father, Who raised His hand, said, "I'll swear by Myself that his Seed shall possess the gate of the enemy." And there it is; it's already took. "He was wounded for our transgressions; with His stripes we were healed." It's already done. Finished work, we just possess it. "And the works that I do, shall you also." The King is with us this morning. His great blessings, the Holy Spirit moving over us... To feel that glorious feeling, to know that it's exactly in line with the Word of God; it gives us such a wonderful consolation to know that God is our Father.

57Abraham's seed 59-0423 P:22 What are you scared about? Are you afraid to take His Word for anything? Don't be afraid. Call the thing right. "I am an heir to this. Oh, I know I don't deserve it, but I'm an heir anyhow. Because I'm an heir, I receive it." Amen. That's it. There you are. "Because I am an heir..." That's it. We're heir of salvation, heir of the Holy Spirit. I'm an heir, because Jesus paid the price. Nothing I had to do, I just fell heir to it. Amen. I'm healed, because I'm an heir to it. My diseases are gone; my afflictions is gone. Why? Because I'm an heir to it. Oh, perfect assurance. Jesus is mine. Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine. Heir of salvation, purchased of God, borned of His Spirit, washed in His Blood. That's our story. Oh, then Satan can't stand that (See?), because he's a defeated being; he's nothing but a bluff. Jesus paid the price, called us by grace; we're heir. What a perfect set-up that is. See, he's already defeated. I never defeated him; Christ defeated him. I'm just claiming my own God given privileges. That's all you do. You just tell Satan, "Get away from here. I've got an abstract deed on this building. It's mine. I am heir to it."

58William Branham speaks 55-0826 P:15 What if you went home tonight, to your own home, and there was a big bunch of bad people in your home, tearing up your furniture, and dirtying up your house, drinking and going on? You would open the door; you'd say, "What are you doing here?"They say, "This house is built for human beings. And I'm a human being; I have a right here."But you'd say, "Wait a minute; this is my property." You could prove it. Go there and get your deed, and you could prove it. And then, present that deed. They have to leave. If they don't, the officers will come and throw them out. And look, Satan's doing that evil to you. He's the one gave you the cancer, the heart trouble, all these diseases. Your a son and daughter of God. And you've got an abstract deed from God, that He was wounded for your transgressions, and with His stripes you were healed. Healing is your personal property. Don't let the devil cheat you out of it...?... Faith cometh by hearing, hearing of the Word. And the Holy Ghost... The Holy Ghost is God's Officer. He will come cast him out. Amen. Have faith.

59Let us pray...