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292 See where it's at? See? That's why I believe the Word. It's a Seed. And if the rain falls upon the Seed, it'll bring forth of its kind. (I would just like to add, that we must not forget that the rain is the doctrine. And when a person is exposed to the Doctrine of Christ, it will manifest who and what the seed in them is from, I mean the source of that seed.)
3Ephesians 5:13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
4And the NIV translation read this way, Ephesians 5:13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
5And the Weymouth Ephesians 5:13 But everything can be tested by the light and thus be shown in its true colors; for whatever shines of itself is light. Now, the problem is this, that many have come into the Message and still never have seen the Light of Life, because of their blind condition, or the blindness of their hearts. They come into the Message, but before the Voice of God could direct them into the glorious light of the doctrine of Christ, they found themselves in a church that took what light they had in those tapes and buried it under legalism and works programs. And the Apostle Paul said, Galatians 3:23 But before faith came (before revelation came), we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith (shut up unto the revelation) which should afterwards be revealed. 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith (the revelation). 25 But after that faith (revelation) is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
6Notice what Paul said in Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God (how were they alienated from the Life of God?) through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: (and heart means understanding, so we see it is the blindness of their understanding that causes them to shut out the light, and thus remain in darkness.
7And that is what the Apostle John also said in John 3:19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
8So we see the principle that no matter what seed is there it will come to life when the light strikes it. But for people to remain in the Message for 20 years and not manifest what they seed they are shows they have shut out the light. And that ought to tell you right there what seed they are as well. Because every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
9Brother Branham said in his sermon, Jehovah Jireh part 2 62-0706 P:11 If there's Seed there, it'll come to Life as soon as the Light strikes it. You just have to sow Light; that's all. And He is the evening Light; we know that: His Word. So the light of His glorious presence ought to bring any seed into manifestation.
10Now, back to paragraph 92 Now, what's the matter with these revivals? What do we do? Make a million more in '44: Baptists, Presbyterians, and what ever more, Pentecostals. But where is that manifestation of the works of Jesus Christ. "I do nothing till first the Father shows Me." Where is that kind of a Seed coming from? The Holy Spirit will water and bring forth that Seed. It's the Water to the Seed. If the Seed's been planted, that's exactly what the Water's for. If the Water falls on you, you say, "Bless God, let me tell you something, preacher. I'm So-and-so, and I don't believe in that stuff." You're the denominational. You're just an old hypocrite to start with. That's what kind of seed was planted.
11So I want you to notice that brother Branham is saying here that when the light strikes what seed you are, and that seed is watered by the washing of the water by the Word, then it has to express what kind of seed is really in there. It used to bother me to see people sit in this Message for 20 years or more and not move forward in any way. And then when the Light of the Presence or Godhead was shown to them they just folded up like a dry leaf and withered away. I used to wonder how this could happen, but when you realize that they never had the seed of God in them, they had another seed, and every seed has to manifest what it is when it is exposed to the light.
12MAN THAT CAN TURN ON LIGHT 63-1229M 74 All life... So life is only by the Word of God made manifest. Life comes only by the Word of God made manifest. As long as it is just in the Book like this, it still can be questioned; but when it's made manifest, then you see the product of what It spoke of being manifested; then that is Light on the Word. See? That's what brings... The Word said so, and then when it comes to pass, that is Life in Light, Light bringing Life. Light brings life. Plant the wheat out here, it'll... You put it in a basement, cover it all over, and it'll never bring forth anything, because it can't; there's no light there. But as soon as light strikes it, then it'll bring forth life if it's a germitized seed. That's the same thing it is in the Word. See, the Word is God, and when the Light strikes It, it brings the Word to life again. Every age has always been that.
13MAN THAT CAN TURN ON LIGHT 63-1229M 80 God's Word comes only by the Bible. God's Bible is the printed form of the Son of God, because the Bible said that it is the revelation of Jesus Christ. It's God revealing Himself through Christ, and Christ is the Word. And it takes the Light of God to shine upon that Word to vindicate It, to prove that God still speaks Life--Eternal Life, He speaks... The natural light brings the life. Life only comes by the Light, the Word made manifest--or made flesh...
14So we are dealing with this light that came at the time of the birth of Jesus and man had been looking for the Messiah to come. When the Light came it pointed the people to that portion of God's Word which was to be manifested, and the Light then brought forth the manifestation of that portion of the Word. As we read what Paul said in Ephesians 5:13 all things that are reproved are made manifest by the Light, for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. And this making manifest is the word phaneroo which means to be revealed in one's true character. And the word reproved that is used here is a word which means to become exposed. And so we see that it takes light to see and to understand. That is why we are called children of the light, because, we have all been birthed or we have all received our new-birth by this same Light, because Light brings life.
15We also see in JOHN 1:1 that God is the word, and out of God came also the Word which was a carrier of Life, and this life was also the first light. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
16Brother Branham also said in his sermon, MAN THAT CAN TURN ON LIGHT 63-1229M 36 So life is only by the Word of God made manifest. Life comes only by the Word of God made manifest. As long as it is just in the Book like this, it still can be questioned; but when it's made manifest, then you see the product of what It spoke of being manifested; then that is Light on the Word. See? That's what brings... The Word said so, and then when it comes to pass, that is Life in Light, Light bringing Life. Light brings life. Plant the wheat out here, it'll... You put it in a basement, cover it all over, and it'll never bring forth anything, because it can't; there's no light there. But as soon as light strikes it, then it'll bring forth life if it's a germitized seed. That's the same thing it is in the Word. See, the Word is God, and when the Light strikes It, it brings the Word to life again. Every age has always been that.
17From his sermon, MAN THAT CAN TURN ON THE LIGHT - 63-1229 1M There's nothing can give you Life but the Spoken Word of God. Life only comes by Light. So we see the manifesting of Himself, brings revelation to us of Himself, for God interprets His own Word by bringing it to pass. But even more importantly than that, is the fact that we have this great promise that when He shall manifest in His True character so shall we manifest in our true character. That is why I believe that if the Word of God is being truly presented in an open and unhidden manner, you can not hide if you tried. And when that Word is presented in such a way you will manifest who you are and you will make known the council of your heart, and you will not escape it for as surely as light makes manifest in the natural, what life is in the seed. So too the light of Glorious presence coming forth from a vessel that is perfectly reflecting that Light, will most assuredly cause all that sit under that ministry or come in contact with it, to become exposed as to just what they are.
19Deceived Church by the World pp. 83 6-28-59 "But as Israel was bound by their kings, that they could not follow the real King; and the real King, when He came, they didn't recognize Him. So is it today, Oh Lord, The king of Glory has APPEARED in the form of the Holy Ghost, and , Lord, they don't know it. They don't recognize it. They're so organized so tight, that they do not understand it, because it's not in their organization. Lord, this is the work of the Devil that's done this to the people."
20Where is He king of the Jews pp. 99 12-21-58 "Yet in all of our theology and our great churches, and so forth today, when the great light of God has begin to SHINE, the church knows nothing about it."
21Hebrews Chapters 5 & 5 pt. 1 pp. 170 9-8-57 "Friends, let us go on to perfection. We're with out excuse today. We have no excuse at all. The God of heaven has APPEARED in these last days and is doing the very same things that He did then, when He was here before, when He was on earth. He's proved. As we are coming through this Bible, and you class, know this; that we have taken miracle by miracle and sign by sign and wonder by wonder that He did with the children in the wilderness, the things and signs that He did. The things that He done when He was here on earth, manifest in the flesh, and the very same things are taking place today, right here among us. Here's the Word to Vindicate it. Here's the thing to say It's right, to make it right. Here's the Spirit of God to do the same thing, so we're without excuse."
22Now, back to our text from “The Spoken Word is the original Seed, and paragraph 93Don't misunderstand me. I love you, honey. I'm trying to get this to you. See? I will... I'll stop at it when I finish today. I'll let it go, but I want you to know one time what's right and the reason I believe what I believe. I believe the devil's deceived you. Frankly, I know he has. According to God's Word, It can't fail. He's deceived you. Yes, sir. That's why I preach those things the way I do: because God's Word said it." Oh," say, "Well, Brother Branham, this is a different day." It's the same Word though. They got some wheat out of the garner from back there that was in the time of Joseph's and put it and planted it here a couple years ago (Did you see that in the magazine?), and it produced a crop of wheat. It was still wheat; that's the reason. The only thing it needed was just some water.
2394God's Word's just the same as It was when He spoke It back yonder thousands of years ago. The only thing it needs is water. Why don't we get a crop? Because we got the wrong kind of seed in." How many you all would like to change your letter?" Twofold child more of hell than you was when you started. "How many of you Methodists would like to become Baptists? You Baptists like to come Pentecostals? Just bring your membership over here." Oh, for goodness sake. Tommyrot, trash, trash of the Devil, there's no Life in it at all. It's hybrid, hypocritical, dead, twice dead, plucked up by the roots. Didn't Jesus say, "Every plant that My heavenly Father hasn't planted will be rooted up?" Denomination or whatever it is, it'll be rooted up. God's Word alone will stand. Right. That's what He said. "Every man's word is a lie, but Mine's the Truth."
24II CORINTHIANS 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; That means we do not allow ourselves to give up. If you are a true son, you will get back up when you fall. 2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, (we are not sneaky) not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. (In the Presence of God, and if you are not aware of His presence you will not walk as you should be walking. And how can you walk in the Light with Him if you are not aware He is here.) 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: So the question is what good will light do for a blind man? When you get older your eyes seem to need more light to be able to see. I need reading glasses unless I am in the sunlight. Well, then what about those that are older in the Lord? You need even more light than you had yesterday to see the same things? And what is easier to get lost in, light or darkness? 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, (notice the mind is what’s blinded) lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
25So if they are in the Message or even out of the message and can not see what the Message is, then they are blinded. That is all there is too it. And it is not God that blinds, but the god of this evil age which is Satan. And how do they become blind? By staring at the light instead of focusing on what that Light is manifesting. Just like the blind man in India. He focused stared at the light for too long and became blinded by it. If you drive into the light it is blinding to you, but if you are in the light and walking in it as He is also in it, it is light to your path, and will illuminate every thing around you. And everything you understand is because you have light, and yet the reason the people do not understand is because they have rejected the light.
26And the principle property of Light is that it scatters darkness from it's presence, and once darkness has been scattered, then life can come forth, because in order for the seed, any seed to manifest what it is, it needs light. You keep any seed out of light and it will not germinate. They found some time back seeds that had been placed in the garner in the times of Joseph. And the garner or silos that he had erected kept out the Light and those seeds, stayed in seed form for all these thousands of years but when exposed to the light they were able to germinate. That is the law of Life and the law of Light which brings life. That’s what br. Branham said in paragraph 93.
27They got some wheat out of the garner from back there that was in the time of Joseph's and put it and planted it here a couple years ago (Did you see that in the magazine?), and it produced a crop of wheat. It was still wheat; that's the reason. The only thing it needed was just some water.
32Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters. They not only have forsaken the Light but the Water as well.
33Shalom 64-0112 P:43 The hour is upon us, darkness, gross darkness, gross darkness on the people now, that's what it is. What does it all mean? Where we standing? What hour are we in? How close are we to the coming? Why, you say, "When all they have a revival...""Fear not, little flock, it's your Father's good will to give you the Kingdom." All right. What does it mean? God has begin to separate the Light from the darkness (See?), pressing it behind, like He did in the beginning to show the dawn of a new day. The church ages are fading out. Pardon me. The church ages are fading out. God is pressing the darkness into a place; it has to do it to fade out the church organizations, fade out the world. The world is covering the thing over, and worldlyism has took the whole thing. Then isn't God right? By worldly things, and worldly dressing, and worldly acting, and worldly living, it's the world. Ye are not of the world, little children. You are of heaven. This is not your home. Why should I look to, us older people try to look back and get young again? We can't do that. But we're looking forward, not looking back. Looking here, what has been, and we want to know what's going to be. And we're looking for that hour, pressing for it.
34Shalom 64-0112 P:53 That's Him among us, His Word being identified. Shalom. The great day is fixing to break, when the morning breaks Eternal, bright and fair, when His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the sky. When the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there. Our names are on His Book; we'll be there. "Shalom. Good morning. Peace be unto you." The darkness is separating itself from the Light. God's caused it; the Light's a-doing it. See, the Light's pressing Itself in such a way until the darkness has to congregate together. They'd had a chance to accept it and they wouldn't do it, so it's condensed itself. And they do that by the putting the church together, and the Council of Churches, and uniting it with the pagan darkness. When they so firmly disagree with one another, but yet they had to go together to make the night come upon the people.
352 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the Epihpanaea (appearing, brightness, shining forth) of our Saviour Jesus Christ, Who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
362 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only but unto all them also that love His Epiphanaea (appearing, brightness, shining forth.) Let us pray…