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1Matthew 12:36But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
2Let us pray, Dear Lord we come to you this evening in the precious name of Your Son Jesus Christ, and we see these words that were spoken by Your Beloved Son and they are powerful Words. Help us to not only understand them but to live them for we ask it in Jesus Christ’s precious name, Your Son, Our Eldest brother. Amen!
3Matthew 12: 31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. 33Either make the tree good, and his fruit good (remember the fruit is the teaching for the season); or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt:(So we see the evidence that the tree is good is that it has the correct teaching for the season and the evidence that the tree is corrupt is that it’s teaching is wrong for the season. And remember men are likened to trees as we see in Psalms 1)
4Psalms 1:1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2But his delight is in the Word of the LORD; and in his Word doth he meditate day and night. 3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit (that’s the teaching of the season) in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4The ungodly are not so (that means they do not bring forth the teaching of the season in the right season) but are like the chaff (Pentecostals) which the wind (the winds of doctrine) driveth away.(And remember Brother Branham taught us that the Pentecostals are the chaff.) 5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous (that word knoweth was translated from the Hebrew Word “yada” and means He actively watches over the way of the right) but the way of the ungodly shall perish, and that word perish was translated from the Hebrew word abad which means to be left to themselves and thus have no way to flee..
6Now, in getting back to Matthew 12:33 for the tree is known by his fruit. (You see the tree is known by what he teaches.) 34O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things?(How can you being evil get the doctrine right?) for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. So what Jesus is saying here is that if you don’t have it right in the heart then you won’t have it right out from your mouth. 35A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. So it is not so much your actions that will condemn you, but what you say that matters.
7This evening we will continue with Brother Branham’s thoughts from paragraph 22-24 of his sermon “The Spoken Word is the Original Seed.” Where he said, 22 Some years ago I heard that a woman (Now, this may not be authentic.) that licked her tongue in radium while mixing it to put on hands of dials of clocks and watches; it killed the woman. And years later, keeping her skull for an autopsy like, they said you could take instruments, whatever they used, and put against that skull bone, and with a rumble you could still hear that radium going on in her skull after she had been dead years. Radium continually goes on.
823 The Word of God continually goes on. I'm told that if we could pick up an instrument that could catch it, that a man's voice, my voice that I speak today, ten thousand years from now could still be picked up in the air. It's like dropping a pebble in the middle of a pond. And the teeny little waves after they fail to be seen by the eye, continue on till it hits the bank. And the air-wave of our voices continually travels around and around the world; therefore, then our voice, what we say will be our judgment. Our testimony will rise right against us. Our own voices will echo in our own ears at the judgment bar of God when His great instrument catches every voice that's been spoke--every word that's been muttered.
924 And now, there's only one way to stop that voice that's wrong; that's repent. God alone can stop it. If it doesn't, it goes on and meets up with you in the eternity. Therefore, God being perfect and His Voice eternal, His own Voice will have to catch up with it. Therefore, He must be perfect in every decision. For when He once says something, it has to go all the way and come back to the judgment.
10Now, notice he’s talking about words, for he says, “the air-wave of our voices continually travels around and around the world; therefore, then our voice, what we say will be our judgment.” But thanks be to God there is a way to stop that recording, and that is to repent. And what does repent mean? Well, you’ve got to have fruits meet for repentance. In other words, repent means to change your thinking.
11So if your words are sharp and cutting all the time, then to repent means that you must make a conscious effort to change your words from sharp and cutting to showing brotherly love and kindness. Repent means to change course and change your mind. And that is the only way they will be nullified at the white throne judgment.
12Why did brother Branham make such a great effort to show love and kindness to everyone if it is not important to God? Why did Jesus tell us that every idle word wee speaks will be held in account at that great day of Judgment? These are serious words that we must consider because we are drawing very near the end and we should be taking inventory of where we are acceptable with God and where we are not. If you think that just because you have the right doctrine you have your ticket home, you had better think again. The devil knows the right doctrine, he knows there is only one God, and he knew that Jesus was the Son of God and yet he is doomed for destruction.
13Now, we know that brother Branham did not come with anything new, but he came to restore that which was lost or left undone. Therefore it is no small thing then to find the same words he spoke to us in the other apostles writings as well, because if Jesus said it then they will also repeat what he brought for he did not teach his own thoughts, but he said the words which I speak my Father commanded me what to say.
14 John 12: 49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
15James wrote an antire chapter on this. James 3:1My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.3Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. 13Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
16And Brother Branham said, that what he spoke was only what Paul had spoken. And we find in Romans 14:10Paul telling us exactly what Jesus already said. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. 13Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
21And James said in James 4: 11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
25And again James said in James 5: 9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. And if we know the Judge standeth at the door then why do we still hold grudges. Unless that person is doing something that is strictly against the Scripture, then just keep still and let God show them where they are wrong.
26Even Jesus said that he could not judge except with the Word which God gave Him to do so. John 5: 30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just;(Why?) because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. And that is the key. What does God have to say about it. That’s what’s important. Not what you think, you need to die out to self, and let Christ live through you.
28Jude 1: 9 Yet Michael the archangel, (and brother Branham said Michael was Christ) when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. The Lord rebuke you, not I rebuke you, but the Lord, the Word rebuke you.
29That’s how we should govern our tongues in this last hour. We should not be saying things that are cruel and indifferent to one another, we are family. We should do what we can to help those who need help and we should not get angry with those who can not do for themselves even though we think they can. Look, what I am saying is that we need to begin to get ready for the rapture if you are not already doing so. And every saint of God I know as they got closer to crossing over, they began to make amends with their enemies and they begin to talk good of everyone. Philippians 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. Let us pray….