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183All of God's sons must be the same. Yes, sir. To be born of the Word and Spirit brings us back to the spoken Word again like in John 3. See? To be born of the Water and the Spirit, what does it do? Then it brings you right back again unto the place of where you should've been at the beginning. See? That's the reason of Christ's death: brings us right back again to where? Sons of God. If Eve would've brought forth that child... She would've finally done it. Did not God tell her, "Multiply and replenish the earth?" But she had to walk over here play the part of a whore.
284You just say, "That's flat, Brother Branham," but wait just a little bit; we'll get into that a little later. See, see? You say, "Can't be." Well, we'll just find out whether the Word says it is or not. See? Then it's right. They're not; it's not hid. If it is, it's hid from those who's lost. See, that's right. See?
385 Now, now, this brings you right back to the spoken Word. Then we are God's Word made manifest. See? Jesus said the same thing. "He that believeth on Me, the things that--Who I am, what I come for and the purpose I do, to bring a man back to believe the Word of God and take nothing else with it, the works that I do, He will do also." There you are.
486Why is it not being done today? It's hybrid, bastard children, mixed up. It don't, it's a mule; it don't know what it believes. A mule don't know who his daddy is, who his mama is. He don't... He's no pedigree; there's nothing to him. He's a illegitimate creature. That's the way any person that claims to believe God and don't believe His Word will take a denominational creed and breed it with the Word. See, you're not of God; you're dead. You can't be dead and alive at the same time. So even the Word of God don't even grow. You're just playing the part of a hypocrite. Let that go for bishop, priest, cardinal or whoever it might be. That's right. It's got to be the Word or you're dead, just a illegitimate child. And God's Word... God part won't grow. You might grow in the same field as we're getting to directly, but you're sure not in the fold. It won't grow. 87 All right. All right, we notice then. See, the spoken Word... Then we are God's Word made manifest. That's how God wants His church: is to manifest Himself. How can He manifest Himself unless His Own Seed is in that person? How can you use your own thoughts and God manifest Himself through you? How can you take your own belief and say, "Well, my pastor teaches... My creed says that this... days of miracles..." How you going to do that and then be a manifested son of God? How you going to do it? The death of Jesus wasn't nothing to you. "Oh, I accept Him as my Saviour." You don't. You say you do, but you don't. Your works proves what you are. Jesus said the same thing. "If you think I am illegitimately born..."They said, "We're Abraham's son and need nobody to teach us." Said, "If you was Abraham's children, you'd know Me." See? Said, "Which one of you condemns Me of sin (unbelief)? Show Me one thing that God promised of Me that ain't fulfilled. Show Me one thing that the Father promised that I haven't fulfilled. (Sin is unbelief.) Let's see you produce it then." That de-horned them. See? Certainly. Said, "Who's accusing Me? Who can condemn Me with sin (unbelief)?" See? "If I don't believe, then why is the Father doing through Me like He's doing, every Word that He promised? Now, let Me see where you got it in yours."
5What brother Branham is telling us here is that we are ordained to reflect the image of the original seed. And that could not be possible unless we have the life that was in the first born seed. For if we have the life, then we have the nature, for the two are one in the sense the nature of the life is the reflected attributes and manifested characteristics of the life in the seed. So let’s look closer then this morning at these words of Brother Branham’s that we are reading here this morning.
6Because it all begins back before the foundations of the world as the Apostle Paul said in Ephesians chapter 1:3 that God chose us in Him before the foundations of the world. And if we were in Him then we shared the god-Life that was in Him also. For the law of life says, that every seed must bring forth after it’s kind.
7EPHESIANS 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, (So we see here that Jesus had both a God and a Father) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (and now he is going to tell us something about this God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ) Who (Notice he is still talking about the one who is both God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ) Who (God, the Father of Jesus ) hath blessed us (so he is speaking of us here. Who blessed us) with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (Now, what or who is this Christ that we are reading of here? Now, always remember, when you see the word Christ it comes from the root word Chrio which means anointing and therefore either speaks of the one who is doing the anointing or the one who is being anointed. He is not speaking of Jesus the son of God here for we were not in Jesus the Son of God before the world began or Jesus the Son of God would have to be our Father and God the Father of Jesus would have to be our Grandfather. And we know that God is not a grandfather, and he does not have any grand children. Therefore this Christ that we were in before the foundations of the world is Christ the Anointer which is God Himself, and it was while we were in Him that He chose us which means that he selected us out to be holy and without blame.)
8 4 According as he (God) hath chosen us in him (or Himself, that is speaking of God) before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him. (God, and who is God?) In the beginning was the word and the Word was God. Now, notice then the next thought that Paul tells us here in Ephesians 1:5.
9EPHESIANS 1:5 In Love Having predestinated us (that means it was his love that set forth and ordained our destiny even before we were sent into the world. ) In Love Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, (Oh, how I love this, Notice he set forth our adoption even while we were still in Him, and the reason why he did this Paul tells us) according to the good pleasure of his will, (God so loved you even before you came to this world that he set forth your adoption because it was pleasing for him to do this. Then it has nothing to do with you or with any thing you can do, but it is totally God's doing, and you have no say in it whatsoever. Notice)
10 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath (notice hath is past tense, it is already a done deal. And what is already a done deal?), wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. That word beloved was translated from the Greek word agapao which we recognize as Divine Love, but this is not speaking of an adverb here, but it is speaking of a group of people, those that are beloved. Which means those that are loved. Loved by whom? Those that are The Loved by God.
11So we see here in Ephesians that before the foundations of the world we were in God’s very mind, and purpose. But then we are told that he had a plan, and that plan was to give us birth, which is the earnest of our inheritance. Then the plan laid out how that we are ordained to the adoption of sons. Now, to be adopted you must first be a son, born into the family. Then you are raised up to know the mind of the father, and if you pass the test and have the mind of the father, then you are taken up to a high place and dressed in a special robe, and their before all you are adopted or placed in the family into the role that you were ordained to be placed therein.
12Notice in Romans 8:28 The apostle Paul tells us that the image of the first born son is the image that we are ordained to come into? Why? because that is the pattern for all sons that will be adopted into the family, and placed into their roles in that family. 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. (You see that is Ephesians 1) 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. (That is also Ephesians 1. Predestinated unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ. ) 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called (when did he call you? Before the foundations of the world) 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?
13In Romans 12: 1-3 Paul tells us that before we can be transformed into the image of the first born as he sated in chapter 8, we must first be transformed in our mind. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
14Look, Jacob wanted the birthright, but he knew it did not belong to him, but he knew that the he could receive the blessing of his Father if he could present himself as the first born. You see there was a condition to be met in order to receive the blessing of the Father. He had to put on the first born. So Jacob dressed like Easu, and had to feel like Esau, and he had to sound like Esau. And he had to smell like Esau, and so he changed himself to be conformed to the Image of the firstborn so much, that there was only one thing he had left to do, and that was to take on the name of the first born son, and receive the blessing of the firstborn from His father.
16And the apostle Paul said in Romans 13: 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. And again he said in Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
17But the transformation we go through comes about by the renewing of our mind to the mind that was in Christ Jesus. And this renewing of the mind is for the purpose of reflecting the perfect will of God. Therefore our perfection can not come outside the perfect will of God. And we were commanded by Jesus to be perfect even as God is perfect. Matthew 5: 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
18Now the only way that would be possible is for God to give us His mind, and thus reveal to us His will that we might do His will. And we could never receive His mind unless first we receive His spirit. So God gives us his spirit that we might put on the mind of Christ. That is why Jesus prayed that we might be made perfect in One, and that One is God Himself. That is the only way then our perfection will come is through the very mind of the Father revealed to us and in us and through us.
19So you see this morning that the only way we can be conformed to the image of God's only begotten Son is to become conformed to the Word of God. The word conformed in the Greek means to shape the nature which is to develop the character. Therefore when we are conformed to the image of His Son we will have our nature and thus our character changed and the character of God Himself will take over our mortal being bringing us into a oneness with God and His Word.
20For Jesus prayed that we would be one with God in St. John 17 and brother Branham told us that the oneness with God is to be one with His Word even as Jesus was one with God's Word. And that can come only if you had representation in Him to begin with. If you did not, then something is going to take you out of the way. And if you did not have representation in God to begin with, if you were not chosen in Him to begin with then you are not a part of him and then you will not inherit his name nor will you be adopted as Sons.
21In JOHN 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. And how is it that we might be One even as which means in the same manner as Jesus and His Father were One?
22Jesus said, JOHN 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Jesus tells us we become One with God through the same Word that He became One With God.
23Therefore it is very apparent that we are one by receiving the same Word which brings us into the same Glory or the same mind as the Father. And the glory which thou gavest me (remember glory is doxa and it is the opinion, assessment and judgment, so "the opinion thou gavest me") I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: And from HARVEST TIME 641212 87 34 Brother Branham said, "Jesus said, "That they might be one, Father, as You and I are one." Not for some man to be over something, it never will work; one denomination wants to take over the other, and one man over the other. But that you might be one with God, like Christ and God was one; that's what the prayer is. He was the Word, and Jesus prayed that we might be the Word, reflecting Him. That's His prayer to be answered. See how Satan scruples it up in the carnal mind? But that wasn't Jesus' prayer, at all, that we might all congregate together and all have a certain creed and so forth. Every time they do it, they go further and further from God. He wants us to be one with God, and God is the Word. Each individual in his heart must be that one with God.
24Thus we will come into the image of the firstborn Son of God. JOHN 17: 20 "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me."22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one. And how was He and the Father ONE? " In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God, and the Word was made flesh.
25JOHN.17:23 "I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me." And what brings forth this love into manifestation? The Word only! 24 "Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare [it]: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
26The Resurrection affect has come upon us in this hour as sons and daughters of God. We know that God raised up Jesus from the dead, and Paul said, if that same spirit hat raised up Jesus dwell in you, it will also quicken your mortal body by. Without the Resurrection of our Brother Jesus we know that the very God-Life that was in Him would not have been released from His Body to come back upon us and therefore we would have no hope of immortality, and in fact no hope of our coming into the Image of our Father, God - that has been prophesied through out the Scriptures to take place in our bodies in this last day. Jesus Himself told us in John 16:7 It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart I will send Him unto you.
27So we see the necessity of The Death, Burial and Resurrection of our Brother Jesus Christ to open the way that the very God-Life that dwelt in Him might come back upon us. And the sons of God all around the world are learning to walk in the role that God has ordained for us to walk. And for that we are coming into the image of the fist born son as Paul spoke in Romans 8.
28So God has come down in this hour with a Shout which is a Message to prepare His Omega Masterpiece and we are that Masterpiece, Sons and daughters of God coming into the Image of the firstborn Son, and in coming into that Image God has begun our journey by Faith into the doctrine of Christ, and then as we walk in the light He takes us to the place of Love, true genuine Holy Ghost Love. Not a pretentious, “Lord Bless you sort of Love”. But a Genuine Love that you can pray for those who have despitefully used you. Eternal Life is living for others. When you have an attitude that you don't want to be bothered, then you’re not reflecting Eternal Life. Eternal Life is living for others. And there is only one form of eternal Life and that is God's Own Life and God is Love. And Love covers a multitude of sins.
29The Apostle Paul told us that no matter what we had from God, if we did not have Love, then it was all useless. He let us know that Love is the essential element in our Christian experience that ties everything together and brings us into maturity.
31Rejected king 60-0515M P:60 And I heard a voice then that spoke to me that was in the room, said, "This is what you preached was the Holy Ghost. This is perfect love. And nothing can enter here without it." I am more determined than ever in my life that it takes perfect love to enter there. There was no jealousy. There was no tiredness. There was no death. Sickness could never in there. Mortality could never make you old, and they could not cry. It was just one joy, "Oh, my precious brother." And they took me up and set me up on a great big high place. And I thought, "I am not dreaming. I'm looking back at my body laying down there on the bed." And they set me up there, and I said, "Oh, I shouldn't set up here." And here come women and men from both sides just in the bloom of youth, screaming. And one woman was standing there, and she screamed, "Oh, my precious brother. Oh, we are so happy to see you here." I said, "I don't understand this." And then that voice that was speaking from above me, said, "You know it is written in the Bible that the prophets were gathered with their people." And I said, "Yes, I remember that in the Scriptures." Said, "Why, this is when you will gather with your people." I said, "Then they'll be real, and I can feel them.""Oh, yes." I said, "But I... There's millions. There's not that many Branhams." And that voice said, "They're not Branhams; them's your converts. That's the ones that you've led to the Lord." And said, "Some of them women there that you think are so beautiful were better than ninety years old when you led them to the Lord. No wonder they're screaming, 'Our precious brother.'" And they screamed all at once, "If you hadn't have went, we wouldn't be here."
32Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:29 Hebrews 11 said, "They could not be perfect without us." Hands and feet cannot be perfect without the brains, the knowledge, the head, and so forth. See? And we're all perfected in Him. So by one Spirit we're all baptized into one Body, free from judgment, passed from sin... (unto death)... Amen! God's own Son will be the leading One, at that meeting in the air. Do you love Him? I love Him, I love Him, Because He first loved me. What did He do? And purchased my salvation On Calvary’s tree (Glory.)