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289 The works that Jesus did, if a man has the Seed of God in him with the Spirit of God watering that Seed, the same works that was manifested in Jesus, Him being the original Seed of God, His death brings you back to the original Seed of God, and if the same Spirit that was within Him is in you, then the same works will be manifested. You don't believe that? All right, let's turn over to Saint John 14:12.You say, "I'm a believer, Brother Branham. I sure am a believer." All right, I'm going to see if Jesus would call you one, see if the Word of God calls you one... Verily, verily,... (absolutely, absolutely)... I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father.
390What is it? Same seed. Now, let’s jump ahead a little where he said, If you want a Life of God, start with the Word of God. Accept the Word of God in Its fullness, every measure of It. And if that is the fullness of God in you, then the rain that's falling will produce exactly what's in your garden. See? Then to save time we jump ahead to paragraph, 91 Then the works will be manifested in Him are the same, for it is the same Seed Word of God. God's Son was His example Seed. And what His Life was when the Spirit poured upon Him after His baptism and the Holy Ghost come upon Him, the very Life that He produced will, that same watering Spirit of the Holy Ghost will bring forth the same kind of a Life, doing the same thing that He did; if it's the same Seed. Son of God Seed will bring forth a Son of God Seed.
4So we se that in Son of God seed there is son of God nature for every seed must bring forth after it’s kind. That is the law of reproduction in Genesis 1:11. Notice that if we have son of God seed then we must produce the same works and same results as our eldest brother did before us. and it matters not what your profession is.
5We find in scripture that Daniel was an administrator, Joseph was a financial advisor, David was a Shepherd, Moses was a general, Paul was a tent maker, peter a fisherman, Matthew a tax collector, Jesus a carpenter. So it doesn’t matter what your occupation is, because after all it is not the vessel, but the Life behind that vessel.
6Now, last night we found in Romans 8:3That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Notice he is saying that the right-wise-ness of the law of Life is to be fulfilled in us,)
7Now, to save time again let’s move forward to verse 11 since we also spoke from the entire chapter last night. 11But 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. Now, notice he said he that Spirit would quicken our mortal bodies, not our immortal bodies, and let’s face it when you are dead that is no longer a mortal body, but you have gone to the celestial body. So Paul is speaking of a quickening of this mortal body. Mortal means likely to die, so this body that is likely to die is not the Celestial body we go to when we leave here, but this flesh body we live in now, and the word quicken means to give life to it, or make it live or perform what it was meant to.
812Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. Notice what a strange concept Paul is speaking here. He says if you mortify or kill off the deeds of the body you will live. That is why he could say 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.
9Therefore in Romans 8 how Paul continues saying, 14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Father, Father. 16The Spirit Itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ…
10And we know that this predestination to the adoption of sons as spoken of here in Romans 8 and Ephesians 1, and Galatians 4 and Hebrews 1, 3, and 7 shows us that not only the pattern of behavior is predestined by the seed we receive, as brother Branham said, is Son of God seed is in us, we will produce in our bodies Son of God life for brother Branham said that Jesus was the “example seed” or the pattern seed. And since he was the original Seed and the law of reproduction says every seed must come forth after the life that is in the seed, then if Son of God Seed produced an obedient son in the original seed it will also produce obedient sons in the other son of God seeds that wer ein that seed to begin with and came froth from that original seed.
11Now, in looking at this trail of the Adoption or the process that we go thorugh to tot he adoption of son, we found in Romans 8: 30 that there are 3 stages that we go through in this process.30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, (remember Ephesians 1) them he also called: (that’s the first part in our journey is the calling) and then whom he called, he also justified: (which is the second stage of our journey. Then once we have received our call there comes justification which comes by Faith. Faith is a revelation, then once called, God reveals to us what our role is. You see first we must understand we are a son or daughter of God. because you can not be adopted as a son if you are not a son, and you cannot fulfill your role in the family if you’re not in the family. So the call is first, the revelation of what that call is all about. Now, the revelation is where you get refinement in your role. The justification is the faith or revelation of What it takes to become what we are, the revelation which tells us what our calling is all about, what our position in the family is, and then ) whom he justified, them 3) he also glorified.
12And as I mentioned last night that is when the role you are playing out actually becomes the word for your season with skin on it. (That’s doxazo, which speaks of the opinion, values and judgment actually becoming expressed or materialized. In other words, you are called as a son to your role in the family, and through revelation of that role and faith in God’s calling, you step into your role, and become the expression of that part of God’s word for that season. You become that words manifested to this age. Then Paul says,) 31What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32He 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?
13Look, God has a Word for every season, and in our case he has a Word that said there would be sons predestined unto the adoption of sons. So if God has a Word for this season that speaks of sons, then there has to be vessels to manifest that word for this season. It’s just that simple, and the vessel that God uses to manifest that portion of His Word for this season, steps into that promise for the hour, it becomes the manifested Word for the season.
14We saw it in William Branham, in Wesley, in Luther, in martin, in Paul, in Jesus, and Moses, and Joseph, and Daniel, and David, etc. All were thoughts of God before the foundations of the world, and in their generation they became the Living Word of God expressed out through the vessel that they lived in. Thus the manifested word for their hour.
15So as we see in verse 33 Paul said, Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34Who 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. So the condemnation will come, but so what. The judgments of people who do not understand what God has called you to will be there, but that’s their problem. You are focused on what God has called you too. You are focused on what God has revealed for you to do. You have stepped into your sonship, so 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor 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.
16Now, we stopped at this thought last night but we want to take it into several examples we can see in the Scriptures. So let’s go back to Joseph first in the Bible. Notice that Joseph was a son of Jacob, God’s prophet whose name was changed to Israel. But there was something about this son, that was different from his brothers. Now, just because he was different from his brothers did not make him any better, because those 12 sons of Israel will be there at the new Jerusalem, as the 12 elders of Israel. So if they who sold their brother in slavery can make it then there is hope for the rest of us.
18Now, we are told that Joseph was 17 years old when he recognized his sonship and began to take on a new role in the family. Because of his close relationship with his father, and due to this relationship, his brothers separated themselves from him. But Joseph by now had recognized his calling. And once he began to recognize his calling, and stepped into that role to help his father in the business because he could be trusted more than his brothers, and because he was a better steward than they had shown themselves to be, his father promoted him to do more for him in the family business and placed him in a leadership role which did not set to well with his brothers who were much older than he was. It was then in the doing or shall we say, as his role became more and more revealed to him God began to display a supernatural presence or communication with him, and his brothers recognized that he had something in his life that they did not have. And so they became jealous of what he was doing.
19Genesis 37: 4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.5And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
20Verse 13And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I. 14And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. Now, look, I don’t know what you see in this but this tells me the father did not exactly have confidence in the others sons to keep the flock in good health. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. 18And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. Now, look he was only doing what any obedient son would do, and yet they hated him for it. 19And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. Now, Joseph could not help that God gave him those dreams, but they hated him without a cause. He was an obedient son, and for this God rewarded him with his calling, and revealed to him what his role would be and because of petty jealousy the other brothers hated him. And so we find them saying in verse 20Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams. 21And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
21 Now, we all know the rest of the story but what I am trying to point out is this, that the call is first, then obedience to the call, then God makes more clear in a supernatural way his approval with the obedience and when that happens jealousy strikes the brethren and then the real trials and tests come because you know your calling, you know your role, but your brothers don’t accept your role, and yet you were given that role because of your obedience to your father.
23We find Moses knew his calling at a very early age but because he did not understand it, and he tried to do God a service with out it being God’s will because there is a timing to the plan of God, and just because you might know your calling and know your role, doesn’t mean that you can perform it when soever you wish. Jesus the eldest Son who is our pattern could do nothing or say nothing but what God showed him to do. But Moses got a little big for his britches and began to do what he thought God wanted, before God wanted it, and by means which God did not show him to do, and all he got for himself was one dead Egyptian.
24Paul a Prisoner 63-0317 57 Now, we find out that when Moses in all his training... And today with all the training, making big bishops and so forth with great high ambitions, what do we do? Our ambitions become just about like what Moses' was. See? God, before He could get the man in His hand, He had to strip him of his ambitions. He had to strip him of all of his training. He did go out and he delivered... He killed one Egyptian and he... And when he did, he found out that he was in the wrong. He couldn't do that. It wasn't that way. And God had to take him out into the wilderness, into the desert, a desert place. You notice, kind of strange how these fellows that God's got a message for them; He takes them into a desert. He took Paul to the desert to train him, to tell him what all his great visions... "Go out into the desert. Go out to a certain desert." And he stayed there until God fully made known what to do.
25Now, it might have been Moses decision to kill the Egyptian, but it was his plan to go to the desert. But why did he run? Because the brethren did not accept his leadership. They did not accept his role in the family as their deliverer.
26Angel of the Lord 51-0502 P:23 Now, notice. Just before He taken them out to the promised land, they begin to cry, bitterly cry. The taskmasters was heavy. And he begin to bitterly cry to God. And when they did, God had a little boy born down there, a very peculiar birth, Moses. You know the story of how he was put in the bulrushes, and the little ark was slimed and pitched. And Pharaoh's daughter raised him, or was supposed to be her foster child. And when he come to the age of where he should be on the work of God, about forty years old, one day he went out and identified himself with Israel thinking surely that they ought to know that he was their deliverer. And when he killed the Egyptian, slew him, the next day he found Hebrew brethren striving amongst one another, and they discovered his sin and told him. And at this Moses fled into the wilderness, rejected of his brethren, just like Christ was rejected of His brethren.
27And again from his sermon Israel at the red sea 1 53-0326 P:67 brother Branham said, Way down, here they come, time of deliverance. Moses was born, raised up by Pharaoh's doorstep, come out, hoped the children would realize that he was the guy to do it. But did they do it? No, sir. They said, "Who made you a ruler over us? Will you slay us as you did the Egyptian?" And Moses fled. All right. Moses, rejected of his brethren.
28So we see the calling, then the obedience to the call, and then the jealousy and rejection, and so God then took aside his servant to train him to be an obedient son. For though he were a son, yet learned he obedience by the things that he suffered. The very reason for his suffering was because he recognized his calling, and stepped into his role, and that is what caused his rejection, and so the obedience caused him suffering from his brethren and that suffering took him to the place where he learned to be more obedient. In other words, though he suffered for being obedient to God yet in that obedience he was rejected for it, and instead of running from his role, which he did, yet God used that running to the back side of the desert to further train him to be more definitive in his obedience.
29You see, Jesus was obedient to the point where he could walk past 300 sick people to go lay hands on just one person. The Bible tells us He learned obedience by the things that he suffered. He learned to not do unless he saw the father in a vision first doing, and he did not speak unless he it was what God his father had instructed him to say. That is complete submission and complete obedience. Now, the irony of the trail of adoption is that when we recognize that we are sons, and we accept our son-ship, we then want to do what our father wants for us to do, but sometimes we get ahead of what our Father wants for us to do, and so we do before he tells us, and that is when we get slammed. And so God uses the rejection to train us to become even more obedient to him. Not just having the right desire to please him, although that is a good start, but to do only what he wants for us to do is where he wants us to be.
30Paul a Prisoner 63-0317 5758 In Moses' time He took him out in the desert, kept him out there for forty years and stripped him of all his theology and all of his ambitions. Oh, what a time that he could look back and see his failure, and how we, tonight, ought to do the same thing, when we see our ambitions. Look at the healing campaigns to see if the Lord did something a few years ago besides restoring healing to the sick and so forth. Everybody, every organization, because it didn't come into their organization, they had to get them a healer. And what have we done? Let's look at it just a moment. We have done the same thing that Moses did. We've went out and tried so hard to manufacture some kind of a miracle. "I smelt a disease"; "I got blood in my hand," and manufacture a miracle. See? And what have we got?
32Now listen to brother Branham’s answer his question in paragraph. He says, 59 And what have we got? Some of the men in such hard strains has broke up and become regular drunkards, neurotics, and got their minds till they switched all the way from the Pentecostal objective, back to a making an organizations and things again. See, what have we done, slew about one Egyptian. That's right. And we've tried; we've strained; we've paid; we've labored all night long in prayer meetings till we have no voice and try to manufacture something, and soup-up something, and all these kinds of things; and find it to be a total failure. We need a going back to the desert. That's right. Yes, sir.
33So you see, it is not him that willeth or him that runneth but it is God who shows us what our role it to be. It is God that does the calling and it is God who sets a man on the path to do what God and only what God wants for him to do. And we find this example in many places in the Bible. Many men had but one thing to do for God their entire life, and then that was it? Could we be content to do that, and be ready to do that when we are called upon to do it? I wonder?
34So what I see in this trail of adoption is the calling then the stepping into our role, and then the rejection which must come ads a means of training us to become more and more obedient in what God has for us to do.
35Look at David? He was just a ruddy little kid with a big heart. He had a stewardship with his flock to look after them and to protect them, and he took his stewardship pretty seriously. When a lion and a bear came after his sheep, he took his role seriously and killed the lion and the bear. So then God called him up higher and revealed to him that he wanted him to slay this giant of a man called goliath. And look at little David’s attitude. Size meant nothing to him, if God sent him God would take care of him, and he approached that giant with five small stones, f-a-i-t-h. And we are justified by faith, and faith is a revelation, and God had revealed to him what would take place and God told David what to do and he did it. God further defining his role in the family.
36Works is faith expressed 65-1126 P:79 And a little David standing there with a little piece of leather, goatskin or sheepskin, with two pieces of string tied to it. But it was revealed to him. Revelation struck him. Amen. He said, "The God that took me out of the paws of the bear, that took me out of the paws of the lion, how much more will He deliver that uncircumcised Philistine in my hand." His brothers, way more able to do it, Saul, head and shoulders above his army. But, you see, it wasn't revealed to them. Amen. There it is: they believed it could be done; they believed that God could do it; but it wasn't revealed to them; but it was revealed to David. So there's the difference, right there. If it's absolutely revealed to you that God is going to heal you, you're going to get it. You're going to get it. I don't care what's wrong with you, what the odds, it may be worse than David and Goliath. But if it's revealed to you...
37That reminds me of something that brother Jim DuCharme told me few years ago. He said he was talking to this guy who is one of my critics, and the man said, what Brian Kocourek is doing is what I wanted to do years ago. And Jim said, but he’s doing it and you’re not.
38And that is what I have told my critics. They say, who does he think he is and what is he trying to make of himself. And my answer is, “hey guys, what I am doing needs to be done, and I didn’t see any of you doing it, and seeing the need, and feeling the leading to go tell, I stepped into this role, and has God the doors all over the world. It’s not what I did, it’s what he wanted me to do, just like Isaiah said, when God said, “who will go for us? and Isaiah said, “here I am Lord, send me”.
40Isaiah 1:1In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 2Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 3And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. 4And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. 5Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. 6Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: 7And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. 8Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. 9And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. 11Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, 12And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
41Influence 63-1130B P:83 Now, let's go down to the house of God in our heart, the altar, let's look up and see what Jesus looks like, which is the Word. And then we can answer, "Here am I, send me, Lord. Send me to the house to be a better wife. Send me to school to be a better teenage girl. Send me to school to be a better teenage boy. Send me to the pulpit a different minister. Send me to my business a different businessman. When you see your Example, Jesus Christ...He said, "Here am I, send me," after his humility, after he seen the order, how God puts His servant together. How He commissions him; before He commissions him, he has to be humble, reverent, and in action. And therefore, when he seen that, the cleansed Isaiah said, "Here am I, send me."
42Oh listen we could go on and on with our examples of sons of God being called and then stepping into their call, and once they shown themselves to be obedient to the heavenly vision as Paul put it, God then used them as his own body to express himself to mankind.
43From his sermon, God hiding Himself in simplicity 63-0412E P:132 When you surrender fully, He'll come in fully. But until you surrender, He can't come in fully. Surrender. Surrender your thoughts; surrender your thinking; surrender your life; surrender your all; surrender your prestige. Surrender everything to Him now, and He'll come in and fill you with the Holy Ghost. That's what He's here to do.
44In paragraph 87 of the spoken Word is the original Seed brother Branham said, 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."
45What 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. Look, if we are so absorbed by our own daily life we can not let Christ live it for us.
46You see, God is not coming for a people who think his Message is just a new creed or something. And the Doctrine of Christ is not theology to be argued over, no, not at all. The Doctrine of Christ is a reality of your position in the family of God. The Doctrine of Christ, to know it and understand it from your heart will bring with it the same Life that was in the first born son, and you will see your own life become a reflection of His Life. Because God wants to live out your life for you, in your own set of circumstances.
47The trials and tests God gives to each of you are very unique to your own life circumstances, and God wants your vessel to reflect Himself through your circumstances. And it matters not who you are. My circumstances are different with my wife’s circumstances and hers are different from our daughters. And each of my daughters have a set of circumstances that are unique to them, And God wants to live out their lives and show Himself the same yesterday, today and forever in each of our lives.
48No matter who you are, if you are a son or daughter of God, he wants to borrow your body, so just loan it to him, or give it to Him, Just surrender your self to Him that he might use your vessel to manifest His life through it. That is what Life is all about. It’s not seeing what you can do with this vessel, but allowing God Himself to use it, and to see what He will do with it.
49From the Future home 64-0802 P:76 brother Branham said, Now, many of you wonder how that discernment comes? I'm going to tell you. See, it's a word that I say, and it isn't my thinking, 'cause I don't know. I don't know of the thinking of it. How can I tell you who you are and where you come from, when I don't know you? How can I tell you what you done ten years ago, when I never seen you in my life? How can I tell you where you do and what you'll do ten years from now? How do I know the future? But it is Somebody Else's thought." Let the mind that was in Christ be in you. Let the mind that was in Christ be in you." See, then it isn't your thinking; it's His thinking through you, and you're not expressing your own words; you're expressing His Words.
50God's gifts always find place 63-1222 P:44 God works through human beings to redeem human beings. He can take you, work through you to redeem humanity, if you'll completely dedicate everything you are .If you're a young woman, dedicate your morals. You're a young man, dedicate your morals, dedicate your mind, dedicate your thinking, dedicate your heart, dedicate your soul, dedicate all you are and let Christ work through that. What a glorious thing.
51Who is this 59-1004M P:34 …a supernatural God cannot change His nature to fit people's nature. People has to change their nature to fit God's supernatural plan. And that's why people cry, "Who is this?" It's God in the midst of His people. They don't understand it. God will never come to your level; you'll have to come to His. God will not come to your requirement; you have to come to God's. And then when that requirement is met upon a promise that God made to redeem the people. If that requirement has met, your entire being changes; your thinking changes. Your habits change. Everything about you changes. Your desires change. Your living changes. Your habits change. You change. Everything about you changes, 'cause there's a new life in you.
52Can we see Jesus 58-0619E P:14 You have to have God on the inside before you can see Him on the outside. And there's many people that doesn't seem to understand what God is. But He has to come in, and look through your eyes, use your eyes, and your mind, your thinking, and your sight, your emotion, all has to be fully controlled by God.
53Door to the heart 58-0316E P:42 Say, "Now, you can come in, but don't you dare open that door. Don't you go to this one. But you can stand right here." Would you feel very welcome? That's the way with some of you church members. You just let Him come in. Oh, you want Him to be your Saviour, but He wants to be your Lord. Lord is rulership. He wants to be your Ruler, not just your Saviour only. You want Him as a Saviour, but what about being your Lord, that'll control you, control your emotions, control your thinking, control your every fiber of you, that you could say like the man years ago who let Him in, "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Let Him in, in that way to be Ruler and Lord over you.
54Door inside door 58-0209E P:31 You must let Him be the supreme Ruler. That is, He's over all. He's over your opinions. He's over everything that you have. He's over your emotions. He's over your ideas. He's controls every fiber of your thinking. Everything that you are you should turn it over to Him, if He's going to be your Saviour and your Lord.
56Therefore we see the trail of Adoption, and the Life of sons who God used to manifest Himself to the world throughout the ages. We saw it in Moses, and in Joseph, and in David, and in Daniel, and in Isaiah, and in Jesus and Paul and Luther and Wesley, and William Branham, and will it be in you as well? God said he would have adopted sons, and he predestined us to the adoption of children unto himself.
57So can you see your calling? Having you heard that call? Has He revealed to you your role in the family? Have you stepped into your role? Have you seen the rejection that must come to bring you into a further defining of your role?
58I hope that you can see that no matter who the son or daughter was, there is the same pattern that took place in each of their lives no matter what age they lived in and no matter what their life circumstance were.
59God called each of them, and they heard that calling, and perhaps for a time they did not understand that calling, but in due season, God revealed to them his plan for their lives, which was their role to perform for their hour, and when they stepped out in faith and obedience to that call, in every case their brothers didn’t understand their role, and so they persecuted them and rejected them, because they misunderstood them, but needless to say, they endured because they knew who they were and they knew the role their Father had called for them in this vast family of brothers. And so they were mocked, made fun of, and their life was filled with a lonely trail that they had to bear by themselves, but once God their Father saw that they were obedient to the heavenly vision, he crowned their ministry, he crowned their son-ship, he crowned their role, by calling them up even higher. And once God crowned their ministry, their obedience as sons, he then took them off the scene, o hallelujah, he called them home to rest.
60We think of Elijah as having such a dynamic role in the family, yet God did not crown his ministry until he showed his obedience by laying on his side for 3 ½ years. Can you imagine that? Could you be obedient to that if that is what God called for you to do?
61Present stage of my ministry 62-0908 P:73 Elijah, that poor old broke down prophet laying out there in the wilderness, and had to be fed by what the birds would bring him. And his little old skinny drawed up, brown-looking body, little cruse of oil hanging on his side, his whiskers all out, and head probably bald and sunburned, crippling on down with a stick like this, but down beneath that little old heart beat the Spirit of God. When God seen His little old tired servant getting down to the end, everybody forsaking him, and everything else, did He let him down? He sent a chariot down, picked up His tired servant, "You don't even have to walk up like Enoch did; I'll just take you home in a chariot." That's right. Yes. He crowned his ministry with a chariot ride home. That's not so bad, you know. Yeah. Yes, he didn't have to walk home; He just sent a chariot and picked him up, 'cause he was tired. I like that. Poor, little, old tired servant, He picked him up, took him home.
62Present stage of my ministry 62-0908 P:57 Now, it's usually at such a time as this when man has stayed true to the Word and all men has forsaken him until God steps in, in defense of that person and crowns his ministry. See? That's right. What a consolation.
63Present stage of my ministry 62-0908 P:72 That dark hour... Mid rendering rocks and darkening skies," said the poet, "my Saviour bowed His head and died; the opening veil revealed the way to heaven's joys and endless day." He had to do that in order to make a way for us. That's right. But what did God do? He was true to the Word and He embraced the cross. But was it the end of His ministry? Was His ministry washed up? God crowned it with the greatest crown that ever could been crowned. He crowned it on Easter morning, on the resurrection. He crowned the ministry of our Lord Jesus, He raised from the dead and is alive forevermore. He wasn't washed up because all men forsook Him; He was crowned. Yes, sir. Yes, sir. He was crowned because that He had been forsaken, and He must do that when He raised Him from the dead.
64Blasphemous names 62-1104M P:110 I don't think Demas went out into the world, 'cause Demas was of a... If you know his history, he was of a big, rich family; and he wanted to go with the rest of the crowd. But Paul, poor little Paul, what was it? God always lets a ministry get like that and then crowns it. He let Jesus get to a place (Look at there.), when He could raise the dead, when He could do anything He wanted to, and let a Roman soldier jerk beard out of His face and spit in His face. Put a rag around His face and said, "Now, you know, they tell me you are a prophet..." All of them stood around with their reeds and hit Him on the head, and said, "Now tell us which one hit you." He knew which ones hit Him. Sure He did. See? But His ministry was fixing to be crowned. It always gets that spot where it seems like it's real, real weak, just about gone, then God crowns it. Oh, Lord, let it happen. Let it happen, Lord.
65Present stage of my ministry 62-0908 P:91 How many Christians are in the Way tonight, in here, that are happy that you started a long time ago, done made your start, and way down along the road, still coming down towards the end; I pray that God will crown your ministry, whatever it is. It may be a housewife. I pray that God will crown your ministry. It may be a preacher. It may be a deacon; it may be a lay member. It may be a farmer. I don't know what it is. Whatever it is, may God crown your life with the glory of His Word, at His second coming rapture you and take you away into another land…
66Influence 64-0315 P:71 Let us bow our heads. Quietly...When the coal of fire had touched the prophet, Making him as pure, as pure could be, When the voice of God said, "Who'll go for us?" Then he answered, "Master, here send me." Quietly now, all together. Speak, my Lord, speak, my Lord, Speak, and I'll be quick to answer Thee; Speak, my Lord, speak, my Lord, Speak, and I will answer, "Lord, send me."
67Millions now in sin and shame are dying; (you know there’s 2 million following this Message today…) Listen to their sad and bitter cry; Hasten, brother, hasten to their rescue; Quickly answer, "Master, here am I." Speak, my Lord; speak, my Lord, Speak and I'll be quick to answer Thee; Speak, my Lord, speak, my Lord, Speak, and I will answer, "Lord, send me." Oh, what a shame to see our brothers and sisters dying without realizing their potential as sons and daughters of the Living God. Listen to their sad and bitter cry; (Oh, brother, come with me, won't you?)Hasten, brother, hasten to their rescue; (They don't know the church spirit form the holy spirit or nothing.) Quickly answer, "Master, here am I." Speak, my Lord, speak, my Lord, (Isaiah, are you here?)Speak, and I'll be quick to answer Thee; Speak, my Lord, speak, my Lord, Speak, and I will answer, "Lord, send me."