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2And from Spoken word original seed 62-0318M P:125 All right. And when so, the Bible is manifested again like in the early days of Christ. See? 'Cause you are a predestinated seed just like Christ was; and when the rain falls on the seed, the life produces itself. When the Holy Spirit falls... When It fell on those seed that Jesus said He chose them when? Before the foundation of the world. Then they were a predestinated seed. Is that right?
3Let us pray, Dear father we come this morning asking you to help us all to come into the image of your dear son Jesus. We know as the Apostle Paul said, that when I would to do good evil is present but we also know that which you have begun in us you will perform, so we ask that we might step aside that you might have the pre-eminence in our bodies and in our minds, for we ask it in Jesus Christ’s name , your obedient and loving son. You may be seated.
4Matthew 13: 10 - 16 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. (to them who?)
5Mark 4: 11-12 And He said unto them, unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. Now notice that He said two important things here. #1) There is a certain people who are created with an innate something within them that allows them to hear and understand, to see and also perceive what they see. He said, unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God: So we see first of all that the Word of God is not for every body. But He said, unto you it is given to Know the mysteries of the kingdom of God. God wants you to know. Unto you it is given.. Given...It then is a gift to You from your Father.
8And from the Message Spoken word is the original Seed pg. 62 He said, If they don't believe the Word they have no Seed - germ in them. And again in pg. 45 of that same Message he said, " Every one that belongs to God will hear God. Just feel led of the Spirit where to go and what to do, and do that." So you see, there is no getting around it, God has made some people to receive His Word and all others are not meant to receive it.
9Now, in getting back to Matthew 13: 12 we read "For whosoever hath, to him shall be given," And if you look up that word hath, you will find it is the Greek Word spelled, echo as we would say it. And it means to have or accompany. That is exactly what we hear as well when we hear an echo. It is the same thing you say being accompanied by a repeat of itself. And so we read this verse as this way, "For whosoever hath, to him shall be given," or shall we say To Him that is made in such a way as to echo back the Word of God, to him shall be given, (and notice as the Scripture continues) and he shall have more abundance: Now why would the person who is made to echo have what is given to him in more abundance? Because, just as an echo is made off the original and out from the original, so too it is a repeat of the original. So it will be more of the same. Therefore more abundant.
10Why cry speak 63-0714M P:47 I don't care what you've done. You might've been religious all your life. You might've lived in the church. Your father may be a minister, or your husband might be a minister; but as long as you disobey the Word of God, it shows there's no Light there. When you see the thing brought out and the Life of the Holy Spirit, watch It when it strikes others. See what they do. If It brings it on them... no wonder... What a rebuke to those Pharisees that called Jesus, when He could perceive their thoughts, he called Him Beelzebub, and that little prostitute said, "Why, this Fellow is the Messiah. The Scriptures says He'll do this.” See? That predestinated seed was laying there, and when the Light struck it, it come to Life. See? You can't keep it down, you can't hide Life. You can take a... Pour concrete upon a bunch of grass and kill it in the wintertime. The next spring where is your most grass at? Right around the edge of the concrete, 'cause that germitized seed under that stone, when the sun begins to shine, you can't hold it. It'll wiggle its way around through there and come right out at the edge of that and stick its head up to the glory of God. See, you can't hide life.
11John 3:18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (Rather than light, rather than, the word rather means in a greater measure. You would rather do this than this. It is used to make a comparison, and so they would rather their darkness than light. So they reject the light in favor of their darkness. That is why they can have their religion and still reject the light, the Revealed Word.) 20For every one that doeth evil hates the light, neither will come to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. (they will not come to the light lest their deeds will be exposed by the light as to their true nature.
12Paul said in Ephesians 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.) John 3:21But he that doeth truth (not talks it, lives it. Brother Branham said don’t preach me a sermon, show me a sermon,.) he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
13And that means they have their source in God, because John tells us in1 John 2:29 If ye know that He (God) is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. And again in 1 John 3:7 he says “Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.” Not him that talks the word is righteous, but he that doeth the word, he that walks in the light, not him that talks the light.
16Man that can turn on light 63-1229M P:36 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.
17Notice in Ephesians 4 Paul tells us that we are to walk in it, Ephesians 4:1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, (He says you’ve go to walk it, w.a.l.k. worthy of it. As becometh or in an appropriate manner. It means to live it, live what you preach. Live the life. There is a life that we are called to. It’s not a profession from your mouth, but a confession from your Life. So how do you live it?)
182With all lowliness (that means with all humbleness of mind. Not proud and doting about things you know not. But humbly, reverently, in all humility.) and meekness, (which is gentleness) with longsuffering, (that means with patience and) forbearing one another in love; (That means being able to put up with, or enduring one another. Now, look, there is too much self edification among the believers today and not enough humility, patience and forbearance with one another.) Notice the reason why. He says, 3Endeavouring (that means to make an effort) to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
204There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. So if there is one body, and one Spirit and One Hope of your calling, then why so many camps? Huh? That shows right there they are wrong. You don’t build a defense around the Word. You are not God! God is supposed to be our shield and buckler, we are not to be His shield and buckler.
21The King James quotes the Apostle Paul as saying he is set for the defense of the gospel, but again the translators used the wrong word when they translated apologia. Apology is not a defense, it is a clearing of self.
22Philippians 1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel. Not defense as in getting ready to fight for the Gospel. That is so Catholic and so Muslim in spirit. That is what John and James said when they wanted to send fire down from heaven to devour the city that rejected them and would not hear them. And Jesus said, “You don’t know what Kind of Spirit you have on you”. No, sir, the word apologia means to clear or explain, not fight, but explain it, bring it out more clearly so they might understand. Why would Paul be speaking of Love and then say I am set for the defense of the Gospel as though he is ready to fight it out with anyone who disbelieves?
24Notice in Philippians 1: 7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. Not defense like a battle but in the clearing up and confirmation of the Gospel.
25So let’s continue reading about how we are to walk in the Word, to live it. 7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
26So we are all given Grace, and it is according to the measure given to each one as how much we will receive. So there can not be any big ones and little ones in this message. There is only One Lord, which means one who is master of all.
279(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
28Notice now, He gave some to be Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers. These are not self appointed men who are to rule over you! These are gifts to the church ands they are )12For the perfecting of the saints, (for the maturing of the church. So if the gift just tears up the church, the people, all the time, that is not a gift from God. And the gift is) for the work of the ministry, for the edifying (building up, not tearing down) of the body of Christ: (so these boys down in that little island in the Gulf of Mexico who think it is their duty to set the Ministers straight, are not from God. They use the Word like a Sword but the Sword in the wrong hands kills and destroys. But God’s Sword in the Hands of His prophet gave life, for it discerned down to the very inner heart of man, and set them free to hear and to walk in the light.)
30John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. So you can not get away from the fact that God has a certain fruit that he has ordained for us to manifest in ourselves.
3113Till we all come in the unity of The faith, (that means we are to come into THE unity concerning the Revelation of Jesus Christ) and of the knowledge of the Son of God, (So without a knowledge of the son of God, how can you arrive at The Unity of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Then I want you to notice that these five gifts to the church are to bring the people) unto a perfect man, (not a perfect child, but man, m.a.n. A perfect man, a mature man, one that has come) unto the measure (Metron, the limited portion) of the stature (maturity of character) of the fullness (or fulfilling or completion) of Christ: So you see, he starts with talking to us that we must walk in humility, with one purpose of mind, and that is to help one another to come to the place where we reflect the maturity of Christ, even though we have it with a limited portion, whereas he had with without Measure.
32So notice then that he is speaking of a condition which gets us ready for adoption. For if you will notice his next thought he says, 14That we henceforth be no more children, (NO more children who can be) tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (No sir, once you have come to maturity in Christ and you know your position in the body of Christ, no man can again come along and use fear to control you like a little child. And if that fruit is not being presented from a man who claims to be part of the five-fold gift of God to the church, then that preacher is not placed in the church by God as God’s gift to the church. But they are promoters of self, self-seekers, or as Jesus called them hirelings.)
33But notice how these five-fold gifts will speak to the people God has given them to speak to. 15But speaking the truth in love, (so that the people) may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: (You don’t treat your kids like a bunch of soldiers. You don’t berate and belittle your children to make them grow up. You love them, and correct them, but you do not destroy them to build them up. The army might do that, but their job is to make a killing machine out of the young men. God is not in the business of making killing machines. Well, the Catholic god or the Muslim god might be, but not the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said, when they strike you on the cheek give them the other cheek. He never said strike back.
35But Jesus said contrary to that in Matthew 5:38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. 43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
36Now, let’s go back to what Paul was saying about the five-fold gift of God in Ephesians 4: 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 6From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. 17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, (So he has told us how to walk, and how the five-fold will teach with love at the main core of the how, and then he tells us how we should not walk. ) that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18Having the understanding darkened, (and if the understanding is darkened, then it had some light at some time, but through its walk it closed itself off to the light somehow.) 18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: (so what brought in this darkness is their lack of understanding, and because they are blind to the truth, they then shut off what light there is and this produces death, for the life goes out when the darkness comes upon them because of the hardness of their hearts. The word translated for blindness also means stupidity, callousness and hardness. And I have seen all over the world ministers who are so callous towards the people, so hard hearted that it just shows their stupidity.)
3719Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20But ye have not so learned Christ; (In other words, this is those who are not ordained to be conformed to the image of the first born son, so do not use these men for your example.) 21If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. 25Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. 26Be ye angry, and sin not (in other words, it is ok to be angry when the need is right for it, but learn to control your anger that you do not sin with your mouth or actions. Learn to control the old man with the new man. And here is a very good rule to live by…Paul says, ) let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27Neither give place to the devil. (don’t give him living quarters in your home. Do not make the devil comfortable in your home.) 28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. 29Let no corrupt (worthless or rotten) communication proceed out of your mouth, (watch what kind of jokes you pass on, and cut out the gossip) but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (Now, how do you not grieve the Holy Spirit? Become a yielded vessel unto him) 31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: (In other words, just shut up. If you haven’t got something good to say then don’t open your big mouth.)
38Now, get out your pen and paper because I want you to write this down. You want to know what a mature Christian in the limited portion of the maturity of character in the completion of Christ will show as fruits of his or her life. Just one little you need to memorize.) 32And be ye (1) kind one to another, (2) tenderhearted, (3) forgiving one another, even as (and when the words even as they mean in the same way as) God for Christ's sake hath (Past tense) forgiven you.
39Brother Branham in our opening statement was referring to the seed, and if you have that seed then you will have the same nature as the original Seed which means that you can not help the nature that is in you. And so when the light strikes the seed, it must come to life.
40Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame (that means completely justified) before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
41And then let’s skip to verse Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: So our predestination is according to His will, not yours.
42So that takes us to Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
45From his sermon, Awakening Jesus 63-0117 P:27 Br. Branham said, Let me stop a minute on this and explain something. Seeds that fall in the earth, if they're germitized, they grow when the sun strikes it, moisture, conditions. But if they're not germitized, the sun could shine on them, they'd just rot away the same. There's nothing happens. We are germitized. Our names were called, put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world. No matter how religious we are, that has not one thing to do with it. Sometimes it's against us. Notice Jesus. We know now He was Messiah. And when He come and showed Himself Messiah upon religious people: Pharisees, Sadducees, all from, priests from the lineage of Aaron. For hundreds times hundreds of years their great-great-great-great-great-great-great (way back) grandfathers were priests, studying the Word, studying the prophets. And the prophets plainly spoke of this. But when Jesus come and performed that, they was as blind as a bat. Religious to the dot, smart, intelligent, intellectual as they could be, far beyond one of us today, trained in the Word, raised from a child, and when the real truth splashed across in front of them and that Light shone, they said, "This man... We can't figure that out, so he must be a devil, Beelzebub. He has a great powerful mind. He can read the mind of the people." A telepathist we'd call it today. They didn't understand.
4629 But now look. One day over at Sychar, a little city of Samaria, and Jesus passed through and set on the side of the wall. And a little woman, ill-famed, bad name, she had a lot of husbands she oughtn't to had. And here she come up to get some water, and Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink. And bring a drink." And she told Him that they--they couldn't do that. It wasn't right. See, it was an insult for her to--for Him to ask a Samaritan woman such a thing. And He quickly told her, "If you knew Who you were talking to..." Now, she didn't know it. Said, "If you knew Who that it was talking to you, you'd ask Me for a drink." The subject went on for a moment. After while, Jesus, being sent up there to the well, said to her, "Go get your husband." She said, "I don't have any." Still she was blinded (See?), because any man could teach a theology (See?), or he can make any kind of a statement. He can say whatever he wants to, that still don't make it right. He said, "Go get your husband." She said, "I don't have any husband." He said, "You've told the truth, for you've had five, and the one you're now living with is not yours. You told the truth." Watch that light, struck that germ of life. The plant went to growing. Quickly, magic, quickly, this prostitute, out-scourged, kicked-out, not a trained priest, a woman in bad life, but she was predestinated to Eternal Life, and when that Light struck it, quickly she recognized it. She said, "Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Now, we haven't had one for four hundred years, but yet we know that there's coming a Messiah. And that Messiah will be a prophet, and He'll tell us these things." See, she knew a Man that told her that wouldn't tell her a lie. And He knew it, and He said, "I'm He that speaks with you." She never asked another question, but into the city, and said, "Come, see a Man..." Look at the difference. See, when that Light strikes, it'll either blind or bring to life. See? It's got to, life, Bible, Scripture. 30 Now, there could've been many things that people could've talked about. Some of them said like this, "Never a man spake like this Man." Some of them believed. Said, "This Man seems to have an authority. He seems to be so positive in what He talks about. We never seen a man that could stand up and just speak things like that. We've heard priests talk. We've heard rabbis, priests, and all, everything, and lectures, and so forth. But this man talks with authority. He knows what He's talking about. Never a man spake like that." Some said, "He's Beelzebub." 31 It must've been John, a young fellow, you know, thinking fast. Must've been him that said, "Just think of it. The One that could take five biscuits and two fish and feed five thousand (Amen.), the One that knows the secret of the heart. He's with us in the ship. We've got Him right here. Brethren, you're testifying," he might've said, "But the One that we're thinking about, He's right here with us." That's the same thing right now, the One that we preach about, the One that we talk about... What good is a God of Moses if He isn't the same God today? The One that we talk about is here with us. Oh, what a thing to think about.
4732 And then (You see?), also they were on a dangerous lake. And what a--a feeling of security, while sailing the--the tornadoed lake, to know that One laid with them on the ship. How secure you can be. When the seas are troubled, when they're not troubled, just don't make a bit of difference. As long as you know He's laying right there, what difference does it make? Let come, let go what may, doesn't make a bit of difference. It's there, I know it. You say, "I... Bless the Lord." Doctors say you're going to die with a cancer, just say, "Glory to God. Quick trip home, maybe." See, and they don't mind.
48And from God has a provided way 62-0728 P:75 he said, When He seen Simon and called his name, and told him, "Your name is Simon. You're the son of Jonas," that predestined seed of God come to life that quick. When Philip went and got Nathanael and brought him up there, He said, "Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there's no guile." He said, "Rabbi, when did You know me?" Said, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the tree, I knew you." He said, "Rabbi, You're the Son of God, the King of Israel." They knew that was Messiahic sign. That's right. That was God's provided way for them to see Him.
49From the sermon Rising of the sun 65-0418M P:25 Now, and then not only that, He sent word to His disciples, His believing, "Fear not, for I am He that was dead and is alive again forevermore. And I have the keys to death and hell; I've already conquered it." Don't fear anymore, for every foreordained, predestinated Seed of God shall come to Life when that Light spreads across the earth of the glorious Gospel. In every age it'll bring forth the crop that God ordains it to do.
50And from Shalom 64-0119 P:44 There stood Judas, Light shining up here, but back in his heart was dark seed. When the showdown come, the darkness showed. Here was a little old woman all blacked out up here in front, but down here was a predestinated seed. And when the Light come, It scattered the darkness, and it showed forth. "We know Messiah's coming, and when He does, He'll show us these things." Jesus said, "I am He.” But Judas doubted It, yet supposed to be walking in the Light. See, the Light up here doesn't matter; it's the Light down here that counts. The Light up here will walk and fellowship, and everything else; but when the real power of God comes in, it can't come back to this dead seed; it'll reflect off in a denomination. But when It's back down here, a genuine, predestinated seed, when that Light comes down here, shows all the darkness away from you, and puts you in fellowship with Christ. He was the One Who gave you Life before the foundation of the world, otherwise you'll never see It. It's what God said.
51Greater than Solomon is here 62-0628 P:27 I think of that little woman that we spoke of last night, the little prostitute. How that little woman, standing there in the condition that she was, five husbands and living with the sixth one, and what a horrible shape that poor little woman was in; and yet, you know, she actually knowed more about God than a big bunch of the clergy of this United States. She sure did. She knowed more about it than the high priest and them of her day, for they said, "That's a devil." But as soon as that eternal Light shone upon that predestinated seed, it come to life right quick. They saw it. They recognized it right quick. And look at the shape she was in. There was plenty big churches in her day, plenty of them. She didn't go to any of them. She just waited, because she seen there was something.
52Once more 63-1117 P:5 Is there any seeds of life, predestinated to be in the Book of Life that the Lamb died for? If they're there, we feel, that when the Gospel Light strikes, they'll see It right quick, because they are predestined to that.
53Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:11 And I said, "Now, the only stereoscope that I have is the Bible (See?) for the soul." And I said, "I'm going to give you the test." I said, "St. John 5:24 said, 'He that heareth My words...'" I said, "That isn't just setting and listening to it; that's receiving it (See?), receiving it. You believe it. Something inside of you tells you it's right. You've accepted it; you believe it; it's yours. 'He that heareth (it's already yours) My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me...' You believe that?" He said, "I do." I said, "Then I'll tell you what the Chief Doctor said: 'He's passed from death unto Life, and shall no more come into condemnation or judgment.'" I said, "As far as I know, according to the Books, you passed the examination." That old man, nearly a hundred years old, not a church man at all, but just the first time that Light flashed across his path, he received It. See that predestinated Seed laying there? Yes, sir. See, as soon as the Light strikes it, it comes to Life right quick.
54Abraham and his seed 61-0416 P:26 But, you see, Abraham not being nothing himself, he was called by election. Then if Abraham was called by election then his seed after him has to be called by election. That's right. Jesus said, "No man can come to Me except My Father draws him first. And all that the Father hath given Me, will come to Me." That's the reason you just preach the Gospel in its plainness, yet the elected sheep of God would hear that, and catch it right quick, and they'll believe that the baptism of the Holy Ghost where others will walk away and make fun of it, because they were elected to hear it. That's all, see? So you see now, why that the Church itself is an elected pre-elected by God. Now, let me take the Word out of I Thessalonians the 1st chapter there were it said, "Predestinated." Now that's not a good word to use before people, because predestinated is a... It would be better if we used it like this: that it was by foreknowledge, God by His foreknowledge could predestinate to His own glory. See?
55Matthew 13: 20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 21Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. 23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
56John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath (echoes) everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
57Now, if you all recall, God has set upon us in this hour His divine covenants. The light must strike the rain to bring into manifestation the rainbow. And we know the rainbow represents the Covenants of God brought into manifestation by the light of His Glorious presence. And when the light strikes the rain the rainbow comes into view, and when the Light strikes the doctrine of Christ, then all the divine promises of God concerning His Son come into view as well. In Deuteronomy God tells us that His doctrine shall fall as the rain, so God likens His Doctrine to the rain. Now, you can not have a rainbow without having light strike the rain. So light upon the doctrine will bring into manifestation all the divine promises of God to us in this hour. God's covenant comes into manifestation because of the light upon the doctrine, and it is presented to those who are walking in the light and the rain or the doctrine.
58For the Scripture tells us, "John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." and we know that when that light strikes it brings illumination. For the Apostle Paul said in Ephesians 5:13, that which makes manifest is light. And the Apostle Peter told us when that Light strikes, it would illuminate the dark places and the hidden mysteries would be revealed. II PETER 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: And yet the world continues in darkness concerning the Creator who gave them natural light, because they have turned down the Light of His Glorious Gospel. In fact the Apostle Paul said, II CORINTHIANS 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
59Indictment pg. 4 He said, "And, today, by the light of the Gospel reflecting from a Light, a Pillar of Fire visibly among us.." And so we see that this is what the Appearing is all about. The Law of Reproduction needs Light to bring into manifestation the Seed Gene.
60Now when we think of any seed we automatically think of the manifestation of that seed. In other words, when I say wheat you think in terms of golden grain. And this is as I said, what the Appearing is all about. The Pillar of Fire is here to bring into manifestation the Sons of God according to Romans 8. We showed that in nature the life that is in a seed, once it is planted and the light strikes it, the life in a seed begins its journey towards manifestation of itself. In other words, towards an expression of what Life and Nature is intrinsically in that seed. Now, we know that until the light strikes the seed, the seed will not manifest the innate nature of the life that lays within it. So it takes the Light to manifest the Life. In fact the apostle Paul said, in Ephesians chapter 5, "what makes manifest is Light", and we know that Christ is the Light of the world, and JOHN 1:3 tells us, 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. 5 ¶ And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
61So we see that it takes the presence of the Pillar of Fire to bring the Seed of God to life. Why? Because that seed is God's word, but as brother Branham said, unless the light strikes it, it will stay dormant. No life expression as a result. But when the Light strikes it, that seed can not help but to come alive. Why? Because Light makes manifest.
62Look, when the Pillar of Fire come into Moses presence, it sparked him to Life. He became a different man altogether. When the Light of God's Glorious presence came into the Presence of the Apostle Paul, he became alive to the Word. And the word seed came alive in Him. When the Pillar of Fire came into the Presence of William Branham, what happened? He came alive to the Word, and the word Life came alive in Him. Up to that point when the pillar of fire came into the presence of these men, they all three would be murderers. Moses killed a man. Paul killed and persecuted the Christians, and William Branham had it not been for the sovereign Grace of God would have killed those three boys when he was beaten by them as a young child.
63And notice until the Pillar of Fire came into their presence, they were all just men, born in sin, shaped in iniquity, and come to the world speaking lies. But then the Light struck them and that predestinated seed that had laid dormant in them became quickened and made alive. The Apostle Paul said, Ephesians 2: 1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; and this same Apostle said in Colossians 3: 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
64World's Falling Apart 63-0412M 79 There's a predestinated seed. When that Light strikes, they'll catch it like that. She'll bloom to blossom right now. Sure. Others will just go right over the top of it. They believe in their system, and that's just the way it's always... Like it was in the days of Noah, they believed the same thing. Those who are predestinated to Eternal Life, they got it. "No man can come to Me," said Jesus, "except My Father draws
66Forth seal the 63-0321 34 Something takes place; I tell you, friend. When the real, true, sincere, predestinated believer, when that Light strikes upon that seed, something burst forth to a new Life.
68Sign of this time 63-1113 76 When you come to find Jesus Christ to be reality, and you hear that He is alive, there's nothing going to stop you, when that hunger, that seed that's been predestinated before the foundation of the world. When the Light strikes that, it's coming to Life that quick.
69Why cry speak 63-0714M 49 when that Light strikes it, they see the very vindication of God, that Pillar of Fire hanging there, and the signs and wonders that promised, the Scripture being laid in it, it comes to Life. No matter how little it is and how many in the minority; God's group has always been the minority. See? "Fear not little, little flock, it's your Father's good will to give you the Kingdom." See? They catch it.
70Greater than Solomon is here 62-0628 27 But as soon as that eternal Light shone upon that predestinated seed, it come to life right quick. They saw it. They recognized it right quick. It doesn't take 20 years of hanging around this message to finally get it. When the light strike that is it. Greater than Solomon is here 62-0628 28 She said, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. "What was it? That Light had caught it. Right quick that seed come to life. See? Something in there, in her, she seen it. She was ordained to see it. She was called of the Father, had been given... The life had been given from the foundation of the world. And as soon as that Light flashed across her... No matter how much ecclesiastical training had been seen, they was blind to it; but when that Light of God flashed across that little woman, she saw it.
71Sign of this time 63-1113 76 When you come to find Jesus Christ to be reality, and you hear that He is alive, there's nothing going to stop you, when that hunger, that seed that's been predestinated before the foundation of the world. When the Light strikes that, it's coming to Life that quick.
72 Why cry speak 63-0714M 49 when that Light strikes it, they see the very vindication of God, that Pillar of Fire hanging there, and the signs and wonders that promised, the Scripture being laid in it, it comes to Life. No matter how little it is and how many in the minority; God's group has always been the minority. See? "Fear not little, little flock, it's your Father's good will to give you the Kingdom." See? They catch it.
74World's Falling Apart 63-0412M 79 There's a predestinated seed. When that Light strikes, they'll catch it like that. She'll bloom to blossom right now. Sure. Others will just go right over the top of it. They believe in their system, and that's just the way it's always... Like it was in the days of Noah, they believed the same thing. Those who are predestinated to Eternal Life, they got it. "No man can come to Me," said Jesus, "except My Father draws him. And all the Father hath given Me will come."
75Forth seal the 63-0321 34 Something takes place; I tell you, friend. When the real, true, sincere, predestinated believer, when that Light strikes upon that seed, something burst forth to a new Life.