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215 I remember one time a man named Moses. Those people constantly (we would call it in our southern expression) aggravated him, just constantly kept him on the move. Everything was a murmur, or complaint and so forth. But Moses, when it come to the showdown, when God said, "Separate yourself from them, 'cause I'm going to take you and start a nation," Moses threw himself in the path of God's wrath, said, "Take me, and not the people," that he'd called rebels (rebellion against God and against him) yet, he loved them so much till he said, "Take me and save them." That was Christ in Moses. And if a man, no matter how much some other one would disagree with him, if he doesn't feel that way then there's a lacking of Christ I believe, if from his heart, not his lips, but his heart, if he don't feel that way towards humanity...
4Dear Father we have assembled here this morning in the name of Your Son Jesus, our elder brother, and we have come because we know that this house is first and foremost the house of correction. And Father we come this morning wanting our souls to be right, for the hour cometh when they which are filthy will be filthy still and they which are righteous will be righteous still, and so we see that people are to become crystallized in their thinking. Help us Father to never come to the place where we can not repent. For in that hour that we no longer can repent, that is the hour we have crystallized like Lot’s wife who looked back and crystallized into a pillar of salt. You said Father in Hebrews Six that there is coming a time when men have tasted of the Good Word and have seen the powers of the coming age, and have received a once for all enlightenment, but falling away it will be impossible for them to ever renew themselves again unto a repentant heart. So watch over us and protect us from such hardening in our own hearts we pray in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.
5This morning please turn with me to 1 Corinthians 13:9 For we know in part and we prophecy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
6Now, this morning I would like to focus our thoughts on this statement that Brother Branham is making here concerning the negative attitude the people had towards God’s servant Moses, and his positive attitude he had in return. And he called that spirit upon Moses the Spirit of Christ. So we see two different spirits in the Exodus, one that is negative and one that is positive. And of course the positive spirit is identified as the Spirit of Christ, so what does that make the negative one? The spirit of the evil one. Now as long as there is a negative, there has to be a positive. There cannot be a negative without a positive (See?), because it's the positive that makes the negative, just like the brightness of day shows the negativity of darkness or night.
7John 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.
8Notice Jesus said in John 15: 17These things I command you, that ye love one another. 18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 21But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. 22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. 23He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 24If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. 26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: 27And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
9So here we see Jesus speaking on Love and how we must love one another, and then he contrasts that love with the love the world has for it’s own, and how that same world hates him, because it hates his father.
10Now, this is important to understand because it has to do with whom we are and why we act as we do, and why we have an inner drawing to do what is right and good and just. The Apostle John told us about this negative being drawn to the positive in 1 John 3.
11Questions and answers COD 64-0830M P:15 But now, this picture is the main thing. Then in the resurrection, those gases, and acids, and things comes right back into the place and develops this picture again. Now, this picture was not taken when you was sixteen, or eighteen, or twenty years old at your best. When was it taken? Before there was a foundation of the world it was put in God's great file. And then, only thing it did was featured itself here for you to make your choice. See? Then you become a servant of God. Him foreknowing it, makes Him a Redeemer, as we've been through it. Then that picture is absolutely. This is the negative. The negative part of life is where you're living now. And anything, if there is a negative, there's got to be a positive before there can be a negative. Therefore, if this is a negative, there's got to be a positive somewhere. And this ain't the real thing; this is only a foreshadow of the real thing that is to come. Now you got it? So, I don't care what they would do with you; they cannot destroy that profile, that picture in God's great gallery up there. It cannot destroy it; it's in heaven. You could burn it up, feed it to the lions, do it anyway you want to; it'll come forth again just as sure as the two twos is four. Just as sure as God spoke it, it'll come forth. So no matter where you are...
12And again from Masterpiece the 64-0705 P:6 brother Branham said, So we realize that we're here in a negative form. And as long as there is a negative, there has to be a positive. There cannot be a negative without a positive (See?), because it's because of the positive that makes the negative. Like you had a negative picture of some object. There has to be an object somewhere to strike the light strike that lens or there wouldn't be any negative. So when we see that our life here is in the negative and knowing that we're in the image of some life somewhere, then we know that there is a positive somewhere that the light has struck, and it's reflected something here on earth. And we are only that reflection. The genuine object is somewhere. If that isn't, I'm the worst deceived man in the world; I've spent my life in vain. But I know beyond a shadow of doubt that it's there. That's why we're here.
131 John 3: 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: (So John is telling us that we are sons right now, but what we see is not clear to us, and yet we know according to the law of reproduction that every seed must bring forth after its own kind or nature. Notice this is like a shadow. A shadow shows you the shape of the object that it is reflecting, but it is not very clear. But the closer the positive object comes to the shadow, the clearer the shadow becomes and the more definitive the shadow shows the detail of the positive. Let's say you look at your hand and its shadow for an example. As the hand comes closer and closer to the shadow, the more like the shadow it will appear to be. And John said, Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be. So you see, he is talking in a type here, and he is saying that although we are now sons, yet it will take the glorious light of Christ's Appearing to truly make known what we already are.
14Jesus told the Pharisees in Matthew 23 "fill up the measure of their fathers", which means to complete the portion or pedigree of their fathers. And then he told them, their father was a murderer to and liar to begin with. So in fact he said they must bring forth the nature that was in the seed for every seed must bring forth after its kind, that’s the law of reproduction according to Genesis 1:11
15And in 1 John 3 we are told that we will manifest the nature of sons of God because that is what we already are. And we are told that will not happen until we know who He is. And so we are told that when Christ Appears or Phaneroo's which means: to manifest in one's true character. For when Christ will manifest to us in His true character, then we shall also manifest in our true character as well, and that is a promise. So I hope you can see the importance of the Promise of the Appearing of Christ to us. Because the Appearing is to do something to us that will change the way we look at ourselves, because we will change the way we look at Christ.) but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
16And the sad thing is that the doctrine will manifest who you really are. And if you are not getting more and more like Him, then you are getting worse and worse, and that is because you are walking under the shadow of the law and we know that the law or legalism in only negative, and can not be positive.
17Now if you are a Oneness or a Trinitarian you are not seeing Him as He really is. So this tells us that the understanding of the Godhead is essential to seeing Him as He truly is because if you do not see Him as He truly is you will never know who you truly are. And I ask the question, how can you understand your relationship to God as Your Father if you do not understand that the Son of God is your older brother. If you believe that Jesus was His own Father, then you've got a screwy understanding of family, because I do not know nor can I even perceive how a father could be his own son and visa versa. And if you can not understand the relationship that Jesus had with His Father, then how are you ever going to understand your own relationship to the Father.
183 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Now this tells you that when you see the Revelation of Christ and you come to understand Who He is and why he is here, then you will come to fully understand who you are and you will begin to act different and talk different and live different and think different when you know who you really are. Like brother Branham told us the story of the slave who acted so different from all the other slaves. So they thought, perhaps they treat him different from the others, and they were told, no that's not it. And so they thought perhaps they feed the man better food, and they were told, no that's not it. And as it turned out he acted different because he knew who his father was.
19He was the son of the king back home and so he acted like the son of a king. He acted different and held his head up high and did not act like a slave because he knew who His Father was. And that is what Paul was telling us in our opening text.
201 Corinthians 13:9 for we know in part and we prophecy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
21From his sermon, Explaining healing and Jairus 54-0216 37 William Branham said, "The devil's just trying to scare you out of something. He's trying to put something off somewhere else, say, "Some of these days you'll be this." You are now. Now, we're sons of God. Now, we're seated together in heavenly places. Now, we have all powers in heavens and the earth. See? Now, we have it. Not in the millennium, we won't need it then. We got it now. We're... Right now we are the sons of God. "It does not appear what we shall be, but we know we'll be like Him." What you are here is a reflection of what you are somewhere else. "Those who He called, He justifies." Is that right? "Those who He justified, He has glorified." Already in the Presence of the Father, we have a glorified body. Whew! Wasn't that deep? All right. We'll find out whether it's right or not. "If this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting." Is that right? That's right. So right now, and what we are there, is a reflection. Here, what we are here, is a reflection of what we are somewhere else. So if your deeds are evil, you know where it comes from. You know where your other body's a waiting.
22Then what is it we have here that is the same over there? Notice, he said what we are here. So we need to know what this means. What we are here is a reflection of what we are over there. I do not believe what he is saying is that our body here reflects that body over there, but he is saying our nature or character here is reflecting what nature or character we have over there.
23And the Apostle Paul told us in Romans 12: 1 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. Now, the NIV says "which is your spiritual act of worship." And why is that? Because your sacrifice is what you offer back to God what He has revealed to you. Therefore, if he has revealed to you that you are sons, and you will receive your transformation by the renewing of your mind, then you begin to act in accordance with the change of your mind. If you say your mind has changed but your actions have not, then you are only fooling yourself because you are not fooling anyone else. Paul goes on to say, 2 And 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. So you see when the mind is renewed, it brings with it an outward conformance as well as an inner change of the desires.
24QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 54-0103E 143-191 What you are here... Get this in your mind now. I'm going to close. But what you are here is a sign that you are something else somewhere. You've always wanted to be in perfection, you Christians. There is a perfection, and that perfection is not in this life. But every man and woman here that is a Christian, every person that is a Christian here now is already glorified in the Presence of Jesus Christ. And you've got another body. You won't have some other time; you have right now. Right now there's another body waiting for you if this one should perish.
25QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 54-0103M 71-77 Your very life proves what you are. What you are... As I said in the beginning, what you are somewhere else is what you reflect here. What you are, what your celestial or terrestrial body is up yonder, what your celestial body is somewhere else is what you're reflecting back here. In the spirit land, what you are, is what you are here. If you're still vulgar minded and so forth in the spirit land, you're vulgar minded here. If you still got malice, envy, and strife, you're in the spirit land with that, it reflects back here. But if your whole innermost being has become cleansed and purged, it shows that you've got a body out yonder waiting, that's been cleansed and purged, and it's reacting back in the flesh. Don't you see? See, there it is. "If this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting." See?
2613 In the Book of Ezekiel 36: 26 we read, "A new heart also will I give you, (Now, if he promised "A" new heart then there is only one New Heart we all shall receive.) and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
27In Ezekiel 11: 19 we read, And I will give them one heart, (Notice here God is being more specific in this verse, he says One Heart) and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: 20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
29From His sermon Impersonation of Christianity 57-0120M 42 Br. Branham said, So God had to give you a new heart, not a patched up one, a new heart. That's your intellects that you think with, a new way of thinking.
32So you see if you receive the mind of Christ you can't help but to have right desires. Again from Impersonation of Christianity 57-0120M 43b He said, Then notice the order of the Scripture. After you get a new heart and a new spirit, He said, "Then I'll put My Spirit..." See? Oh, what? That's the what the Scripture says here. That's the order, the pneumatics and numerical order of the Scripture: a new heart, a new spirit, and then My Spirit.
33So you see, if God promised to give us One heart or One mind, it has to be the mind of Christ for he said in, Isaiah 55: 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. So we see that it is necessary to have the mind of Christ if we are to understand the thoughts of the Father. Now, in getting back to this thought of the negative to the positive, and actually that is what we have been talking about because the more we see Him the more we become like Him, the hand, His hand coming closer to our shadowy existence makes us more like Him.
34Life 57-0602 P:32 But this little mortal, perverted thing that you live in called life, you can take that when so desired. But to show that that isn't life, how miserable it becomes. This what we call life now is only a shadow or a negative. We all like to rejoice, but we can rejoice over the right thing. That shows that we're hooked up with the real thing, when we rejoice over the right thing. But when we rejoice over the wrong thing, it shows we're hooked up with the wrong thing. So our life can tell right now what we are, which way our emotions are running. Do you see? If we're rejoicing over the world, and the evil things, our minds and our souls are inspired by below. Boogie-woogie, dances, heartaches, drinking, all these other things that we run after, it's from below. But if we rejoice in the Spirit, that we have Eternal Life, and we raise our emotions to God and praise Him, then we have joy. Then we have joy. Jesus said, "I... That your joys might be full..." But not full of the perverted life, but full of Eternal Life, above. So you can see, it depends on what you look at.
35From His sermon There is a man here that can Turn on the light 64-0125 43 Br. Branham said, "Like my hand here in a shadow. It's a shadow, only it's darker as my hand becomes more... It's a negative here, a positive here. As a negative and positive, it gets denser, and darker, darker, darker, and finally it claps together, and negative and positive becomes one. That's when Church and Christ unites together as a Bride, with the same Spirit that was in Him will be upon Her, when that Church comes from justification, sanctification, baptism of the Holy Ghost, into the last days, and honing her down now for the coming of the Lord. Oh, don't be the rough part on It, Pentecostal brother. Shine up with the Word and believe every bit of It. Don't get out into these ism's and things, as we see going on today. Don't be astonished at that, because the Headstone's coming, crying, "Abba, Father," pretty soon, "My God. My God." Yes, I believe that with all my heart. Do you see it? You know what I mean? It's Christ now taking the rags of yesterday, the Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and so forth, and He's putting it through a process. What kind of a process? A process of the Holy Spirit: what they had plus, making it till He is pressing His Own image, when the Church and Christ becomes one in union. God, grant it. I trust that you see it. If you do see it...
37And we also see a glimpse of this in Matthew 4: 16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; (darkness is their shadow) and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
41God's chosen place worship 65-0220 21 Now, when a shadow comes across the floor, you can tell whether it's man, woman, or beast, or whatever it might be, because it casts a shadow upon the floor. And as that shadow gets shorter, the shadow being the negative... And there cannot be a negative without a positive; therefore, when the positive becomes closer to the negative, the negative is swallowed up in the positive. The shadow and the positive comes together, and that's what makes it then a positive. And if all the old things the Bible said in the Old Testament was shadows of the things to come, then therefore, Christ was the shadow of things to come. So we can see by the Old Testament types where He chose to put His Name and to where now. Now, as the shadow crosses the floor, I said, is the negative, being a type, so we, the worshippers also can see the shadows of the Old Testament fading into the positive of the New. Now, all the feasts, the holidays, all the tabernacle, all the wood, everything in the tabernacle, everything typed Christ. All the offerings, all the laws, everything was in type of Christ. We've been through it time after time here at the Tabernacle. Then we see by these that every creed, church, and denomination is left far behind. It's not even in the race at all. Every creed, every church, every denomination is completely left out. There's no place for them at all.
42Hebrews 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
43Sign of His coming 62-0407 121 This stump's grown from Luther, to Wesley, to Pentecost; and now is honing out those Pentecostals, and those that's got the baptism of the Holy Ghost. And shall come someday the headstone, Christ Jesus, in these last days... And we'll have to have a ministry just exactly like His whole Spirit as it gets closer, closer, closer, closer. The negative becomes so positive that after while the negative and positive blends together, 106Church and Christ to make one: for we're flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone. Amen. You believe it? "It shall be Light in the evening time." Amen. We're here today. You believe it?
44Brother Branham told Br. Vayle about one week before the car accident, "Lee, I have come to the place that all my thoughts are of God." That means he had become so Christ centered that he had received the mind of Christ. And we know that the Doxa of Christ is the very opinion, judgment and assessment of Christ.
451 Corinthians Chapter 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
46Br. Branham said, From THE MASTERPIECE 64-0705 11 "So we realize that we're here in a negative form. And as long as there is a negative, there has to be a positive. There cannot be a negative without a positive (See?), because it's the positive that makes the negative. Like you had a negative picture of some object. There has to be an object somewhere to strike that lens or there wouldn't be any negative. So when we see that our life here is in the negative and knowing that we're in the image of some life somewhere, then we know that there is a positive somewhere that the light has struck, and it's reflected something here on earth. And we are only that reflection. The genuine object is somewhere.
47 So what I believe brother Branham is telling us in this paragraph is that The Great Appearing of Christ to Us in this hour is for the purpose of bringing us into conformity with the Mind of God and the image of His Son. Just as the shadow shows the image of the real object, so too the close we come to Christ, the more glory shall be revealed in us, for we have the mind of Christ and we know what to do with His Word.
48From The Spoken Word is the Original Seed 62-0318E 175 Br. Branham said, Notice, what harmony. Jesus never did anything until seen of the Father or the Father showed Him first: (Harmony between God and Christ. See? John 5:19) So will the Bride, and He shows Her His Word of Life (He shows Her), and she receives It. She never doubts it. Nothing can harm her, not even death; for if the Seed be planted, the water will raise it up again. Amen. (Now, I got a great big "Hallelujah.") Here is the secret: the Word is in the Bride and the mind of Christ to know what He wants done with the Word, and She does it in His Name. She has THUS SAITH THE LORD. Then it is germitized; so the Holy Spirit waters it until it is grown and serves its purpose. They do only His will. (Amen. I'll believe that.) No one can persuade them different. They have THUS SAITH THE LORD, or they keep still. Then they will do the works of God. For it is Himself in them, continuing His Word to fulfill as He did complete in His day. All things when He was here, He did not complete all when He was here, for it was not time yet.
49Jesus keeps all of his appointments 64-0418E P:11 Just like this, when my shadow here of my hand... If I never seen my hand, seen the shadow, it kinda... It gets pale as it gets away. But as it gets closer and closer, the negative and positive are coming together, until they both become the same thing. And that's exactly when the church and the Word has to be one, like Jesus and God was one, just exactly. God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. And so will Christ have to be in the church, the anointed of the Word, to make everything fulfilled. And that's the capstone that comes upon the last church age, Not the Laodicea, now, it's a calling out of that, a Bride out of a church, Church out of a church, in other words, just like He called a nation out of a nation in Egypt. And now we're living in that day, and we're grateful for these great things that we've been seeing.
50Trumpet gives an uncertain sound 63-0114 P:23 But you see, I'm trying to tell you these things of the earth is shaking. There's... you can't put no confidence in them. They're uncertain. And any thing that's uncertain I'd just rather leave away from it. I don't like that negative thing. I don't like to get mixed up in the negative side. I like it positive: be on the positive side.
52Queen of Sheba 60-0710 P:8 I might say to this audience this afternoon, "How many is Christians?" Perhaps ninety-five percent, or maybe a hundred, raise up their hands: They're a Christian. As long as you believe that, all right. But the minute that you begin to think that you're not, that's the time you start sinking right there. That's the time your testimony is negative. Divine healing lasts just as long as your faith lasts with it, your salvation the same. Because every thing of God is by faith, and nothing of God's can be proven by natural. Look at the whole armor of God, is faith. What is the armor of God? Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, patience, faith. Just look what goes in the armor; everything's supernatural. You cannot handle it with your hands; you have to believe it. Go down to the store and buy me a quarter's worth of Divine love; buy me a dollar's worth of faith. You cannot purchase it. It's a gift of God, and you have to believe it. You have to believe it.
53Manifested sons of God 60-0518 P:14 The thing I want to try to get to you is this: That a man that is in Christ with the Holy Ghost, can bear with a man when he's wrong, long-suffering, gentle, patient. He's sweet, humble, faithful, filled with the Spirit, never negative, always positive. He's a different person.
54What is the Holy Ghost 59-1216 P:9 The other night at around a little after midnight, the wife and I, after setting up, and praying, and talking to the Lord across the little footstool in our front room with two open Bibles, we consecrated ourselves anew to God for a complete service, that we would surrender our own wills, and everything, and every negative thought, to serve the Lord Jesus. And I trust that that's been your attitude too, that you've done the same thing. Then when we're coming tonight, we're coming upon holy ground, among a people who's been praying, and fasting, and making restitutions, and getting ready to receive something from God. And I know that he that will come hungry will not go away hungry, but God will feed with the Bread of Life. Now, before we read from His sacred Book, let us bow our heads just a moment for prayer.
55Unity one God one church 58-1221E P:47 That's what Jesus said." These signs shall follow believers," not negative thinkers, not intellectual church members, but born again believers who's come from the intellectual to the heart where God takes throne in His control room, to control your emotions, to control your faith, to control your character.
56Greater than Solomon is here 58-0625 P:17 Keep thinking that. "If there be any praise, if there be any virtue, think on these things." You cannot get anything from God with a negative thought. "He that cometh to God, must believe that He is, and a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him."
57Hebrews Chapter 6 57-0908E P:62 So there's no way for you to be lost. You get scared; and that's the reason scare, a scare... Fear companies doubt. Love companies faith. I love my Father. I'm not afraid of Him, because I love Him. He wouldn't hurt me; He'll do good for me. If I was scared of Him, and "Oh, I don't know whether He'll do it or not. See, but if I love Him, "Yes, Father, I love You. And I know You're my Father, and You love me, and I'm not afraid but what You'll keep Your Word. It's Your promise to me." That's the way the Spirit of God does." But, oh, if I did this, if I did that..." See, there you come to the legal side again. Never go to the legal side; it's negative. The positive side is what you want.
58Entombment 57-0420 P:23 Our own life is just a pattern. It's just a shadow, and not the real thing. It's the negative side. It takes death to develop the picture, to put us back in the theophany we come from. Then in the resurrection we come in His likeness, a resurrected body. What a beautiful; not only beautiful, but it is the real solemn truth of God's eternal Word, that we'll be like Him.
63Abraham 56-1208 P:14 I'm so happy to know this one thing, friend: That Christianity has no negative nothing to it. It's everything absolutely positive. A man that becomes a child of God has a positive hold on Calvary, and Calvary has a positive hold on him with the assurance by Almighty God by an oath through Himself that He will raise him up in the last days, take him to glory. There's not no "if" or "and" or nothing. It's something that's positive.
64Gifts 56-1207 P:19 That's my theme, is love. Law works fear. Law is negative; works is negative. But love is positive. See? It's absolutely positive. You can trust anybody when they love you, not because they fear you, but because they love you. And that's how I trust Him, because I know He loves me. And it's a love affair, and not a works affair, or fear, and if, and if, and if, and if, there's no 'if' to it. God's done it, and that settles it. So I love Him for it.
65Perfection 56-0610 P:47 Now, you can sing like a lark and still have hatred, malice, and strife in your body and your soul. You can shout like, I don't know what. You still have it. You can dance in the Spirit; you can speak with tongues; you can prophesy; you can preach, any of those things and still have malice, envy, strife in your heart…You as a negative worshiper has never been purged by the Blood of Jesus Christ.
68Blind Bartimaeus 55-1115 P:29 Keep Him on your mind. "If there be any praise, if there be any virtue," the Bible says, "think on these things." If any thought comes by, "Well, maybe it couldn't be so. Maybe..." Get it off your mind right quick. Think on things that's positive. Never let a negative thought pass through. The... Don't let it stop, anyhow, if it starts to. Keep your thoughts positive.
70Uncertain sound 55-0731 P:45 David said, "I will go fight him, and today I will cut his head off," no uncertainty. Wasn't David; it was God in him. It was that hidden power. Not a bit of uncertainty, all positive, no negative...
71Hebrews 10: 1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
72Law 55-0115 P:18 Now, Paul speaking here of the valley, or the shadow, rather, the law, being a shadow of good things to come, could never make the worshipper perfect. Then he goes on to show what the perfection is. Now, it's a strange thing that this is so much thought of people; they say, "Well, I'm weak; my faith is not very much; I'm not a very good Christian." That's just what the devil wants you to say. You're just talking his language right then. See? You mustn't never say that. Don't never let your testimony be negative; let it be positive all the time. "I am saved. I have God in my heart. I believe Him with all my heart." Do you believe in Divine healing? "With all of my heart." Let your testimony always and your thoughts, everything... Never permit a negative thought to come in your mind if you can help it. When it starts that, don't entertain it. Well, you say, "I can't help the thoughts from coming." Well, that'll be like the farmer that said he couldn't stop the birds from flying over his place, but he could sure stop them from roosting." So that's a good thing. You see? You can't help the thoughts when they come, but don't entertain them; just pass it on. "No, sir. Jesus Christ is my Saviour; all things are mine by God. And I'm going to keep them. I'm going to testify of them." And God can only bless you as you confess that He has done it for you. See, He's the High Priest of our confession. Is that right? Hebrews 3. He said that He's the High Priest of our confession. He can only do for us as we accept it, and believe it, and confess it.
74Philippians 4: 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
76Colossians 2: 16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
792 CORINTHIANS 5:1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7For we walk by faith, not by sight: 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
82Proverbs 26:17He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears. 18As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, 19So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport? 20Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. 21As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. 22The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. 23Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. 24He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; 25When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. 26Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation. 27Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. 28A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
84You know what kept Israel from going into the Promised Land. Their own negative attitude. That’s right, and I am going to keep hammering this through by the Word of God until it gets through to you, because Love is positive, and Love covers a multitude of sin.
86Proverbs 6:16These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.
87They just looked at the physical. They saw the grapes of Eschol. They took two men to carry one bunch. Merciful God, do you realize what I’m saying? A bunch of grapes so heavy on one vine, it took two men to carry it; and even they staggered. That could be seven hundred pounds of grapes! Six hundred pounds of grapes. We’ll even get it down to four hundred, if we’re a little [puny]. Three hundred? All right, well, have you ever seen a bunch of grapes fifty pounds?
88And they saw the inhabitants of the land. “Oh, my, oh my, we can’t do this. Oh my, we can’t have it. Oh my, this can’t be done. Oh, my!” They went into a negative confession [that ended in heart failure]. They never said what God said. And they died. They wandered and wandered, and God was angry. Do you know why God was angry? Well, wouldn’t you be? [I know from experience a little bit about that.] I was angry--very angry, very angry. So I know a little bit what God feels like. [Just] be nice. But that doesn’t take the place of obedience. To be ‘obedient’ we confess His Word and stand on It and with It.
89By your words you’re justified; by your words you’re condemned. There’s only one Word that justifies anybody, that’s the Word of God. And that’s the positive confession. Everything else is negative. Remember, the devil does not have a word of his own. I can prove by the Bible. The devil does not have a word of his own; [he only takes God’s Own Word and changes It.
90It was God Himself who confused the languages, the devil never gave the languages. It’s the devil who takes words and makes them rotten and mean and nasty. It’s the devil that gives wrong meanings all the time. God is the true etymologist. Satan’s just the [filthy] etymologist today, because he will take language and destroy it. And “when language has lost its meaning, there’s nothing left.” Michener said that.
91Negative thoughts destroy you and those around you, but saying good things builds you and others up. So which way are you going to take. What are you going to do, be negative and miss the rapture because of a negative confession, or be positive and say what he has already said.
92Seed of discrepancy 65-0118 P:2 I got the dictionary and looked what the word "discrepancy" means. And it means it's "sowing discord," or "being contrary," as Webster says, "sowing a discord, something different," or, "being contrary to what's already been." So I thought the text tonight, I'd call it: "The Seed Of Discrepancy." And trust that the Lord will bless His Word now as we approach It.
94II CORINTHIANS 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. And this renewal comes by the Word of God living and abiding is us, adding cell upon cell to our glorified bodies.
95EPHESIANS 4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation (that’s your previous behavior) the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.