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21 Corinthians 4: 5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: (that’s the purposes and intentions, or the motives of the heart) and then shall every man have praise of God.
3Luke 6: 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
651 Identification 64-0216 Then, see, God came down. And the Character of God was Christ. He was the Reflection. He was God made visible: notice, God made visible. In the beginning was God. He wasn't even God then. No, a God's an object of worship. Only thing He was, was the eternal, and in Him was attributes. And those attributes were thoughts. And those thoughts was expressed to words, and word was made manifest.
746 Who Is This Melchisedec 65-0221E Now, in the beginning God dwelled alone with His attributes as I spoke of this morning. That's His thoughts. There was nothing, just God alone. But He had thoughts. Just like a great architect can set down in his mind, and draw out what he thinks he's going to build, create. Now, he cannot create; he can take something that's been created and make it in a different form, 'cause God's the only One can create. But he gets in his mind what he's going to do, and that's his thoughts; that's his desires. Now, it's a thought, and then he speaks it, and it's a word then. And a thought when it's expressed, it's a word. A thought expressed is a word. But it has to be a thought first. So it's God's attributes; then it becomes a thought, then a word.
8Let us pray, Dear Father we come to you this morning in Your name, that most wonderful name that you gave to your Son, and have given to the whole family of God, the name of Jesus Christ. And now father we see the days approaching where it seems there is gross insanity among the people and even among those that be followers of this message that you never called and You never justified. We see the minds of the people are engrossed in pure mysticism and impurities on every hand, and we see that they just can not comprehend what You have come for in this hour.
9Yet, You Father, came just as You said You would. You came down with a Shout, A Message to declare Yourself, and You have come for Your Elect children. Then help us we pray to not only understand what it is that You are here for, but help us to understand You and Your ways, Father. For we are Your Seed, Your Children that You chose in Yourself even before one speck of stardust was brought forth by Your Mighty word. Yes, Father, we believe also Your Word that declared that we are a part of You, and as part of You, we also have Your mind, for You said, “Let the Mind that was in Christ be in You, and we have received Your Great Doxa in this Hour, Your Great Glory which is Your very opinion, Values, and Judgments, and we say Amen, and Amen to them, O Loving Father.
12Now, this morning we will continue with our study of brother Branham’s sermon “The Spoken Word is the Original Seed, and we will read again from paragraph 23 where brother Branham said, 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.
1324 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.
14Now, as you know we have been looking at the words which we speak and yet before we speak them, they have already taken on a life of their own in our minds or our hearts rather. And whatsoever has been planted in our minds and hearts as a seed has life in it already, but it takes light and water to bring all seeds it into manifestation. That’s the law of reproduction. Genesis 1:11, “every seed must bring forth after there kind.” And we have already established for you that words are seeds. God’s Word is a Seed and bears a certain Life, God-Life. And Peter said we are to be “born again of an incorruptible seed, the Word of God which lives and abides forever”. But he also said we are not to be born of a corruptible seed, which is a corruptible word. For if the incorruptible seed is a Word, God’s Word; then the corruptible seed is also a word, which is not God’s Word.
15E-15 Hear Ye Him 57-0519A There's something about the reading of the Word that's eternal. Every Christian should read the Word every day, for Jesus said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." And I wish to state this too: And remember, that every promise in this Bible is good, and it will hold type, and God's guilty of His promise if you'll take the right mental attitude towards it, it'll bring it to pass. Every Divine promise in God's Word, if you can take the right mental attitude towards it, God will bring it to pass. Think of that. For It's a Seed that a sower sowed. And It's Life.
16Brother Branham said in his sermon, E-7 What Think Ye of Christ -1213M Then you set it out into the yard, and it just keeps growing. But you can praise God just as soon as you get the acorn. Is that right? Because you've got the tree already. Is that right? Now, when God said, "I'm the Lord that healeth thee." Just start praising. You got it; you got it right then. You say, "Well, I don't see any results, but that don't make any difference, you got it anyhow. See? 'Cause the Word of God is a Seed. Is that right? And we are sowed with the incorruptible Seed of God. See? It can't perish; it's incorruptible. And I... Here's a statement that I usually make in the healing services, "The right mental attitude towards any Divine promise of God will bring it to pass." See? 'Cause it's a seed. It has to.
17And we have established that whatever word we plant in our hearts and minds, is a thought first which is a word, but in seed form. And those seeds will come forth into manifestation, when the light strikes them. For Paul said in Ephesians 5:13, “whatsoever makes manifest is Light.” So it takes light to bring forth the life of the seed. And it takes water to bring the seed into full manifestation of what life is in it.
18That is why the first time God spoke in Genesis 1:3 He said, “let there be light…” Because if he was going to bring forth Life, there had to be Light first. And then the second time he spoke in Genesis 1:6 & 7 He divided the waters from above from the waters from below. And so Light and water were formed and fashioned before he brought forth seeds and the law of reproduction in Genesis 1:11.
19So before the fish could have a fin to swim there had to be an ocean to swim in, for where there is a deep calling, there is a deep to respond. And so we see that God prepared the atmosphere to sustain life before he brought forth life in the form of a seed.
20And so the apostle Paul tells us that whatsoever will be manifested will be manifested by the Light. And there fore whatever seeds are laying in the recesses of your mind, will come forth into manifestation when the light strikes. That is why I have seen it and many of you have seen it, that when ever God is really breaking this Word of Life to us, it seems that the people begin to manifest themselves, and before you know it, they either depart or become more and more in the image of Jesus Christ.
22In other words, if the seed in them is the same seed in us, then they will manifest what is in us. And if they manifest other than what is in us it is because they are not of us. So, we live in the Presence and they leave the presence, so they are not of us, and they refuse to walk in the Light together with us, it shows they are not of us.
23So we are looking at seed life that are the thoughts that are planted in our minds or our hearts. And remember what Jesus said, in Luke 6: 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
24So what comes forth from our lips is what is already down deep in our heart or soul in seed form. From his sermon Jehovah Jireh 56-0429 P:18 brother Branham said, The soul lives in the heart and not in the mind. That's right. So God was right. "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." Not as his intellectuals introduced to him, but as his soul tells him. It can't fail there.
25Second coming 55-0220A P:28 Now, you can have a intellectual faith by hearing the Word, and perceiving it in your mind, and accepting it upon those basis, which is intellectual faith. But the faith that Jesus was speaking of in Saint John 5:24, "He that heareth My Word and believeth on Him that sent Me, has Everlasting Life," that doesn't come from intellectual faith; that comes from borned again...?... experience. As a man thinketh in his heart, he's borned again. And from there comes forth the thought, his soul, not from his mind, but from his soul, something that tells him that it's wrong. And contrary it's wrong. Amen. I hope you get it. You know it anyhow. Oh, not what the doctor says, what the doctor says, what evangelist says, you know every time in your soul.And when that's in you is borned again...?... But that's God's...?... Gospel to man. That's the Gospel to my...?...
26I like the distinction that brother Branham is making here and it is worthy of us taking note of what he is saying. He is not saying what ever thoughts pop into your mind is what you are but what is in your heart, or your soul, that is what you are and that is what will come out of your mouth and express itself for everyone to know who you are.
27From his sermon, Inter Veil 56-0121 brother Branham said, “There is an intellectual faith. And there's a faith that comes from the heart”. The old unbeliever said years ago, "When the Bible said, 'As a man thinketh in his heart...'" Said, "That's crazy. There's no mental facilities in the heart." Said, "You think with your mind. There's no mental facilities in the heart." But last year they found that's wrong. God was right. Right down in the heart, in the center of the heart, there's a little compartment where there's not even a blood cell in it. It's not in the animal heart, only in the human heart. And they say, it's the occupation, or the occupant of the soul. The soul lives in the heart. Then after all, God was right, when He said, "As a man thinketh in his heart."
28Again I want you to understand that there is a difference between your mental faith and that faith that is in your soul. Your mental faith can only say what it knows to say intellectually, but there is a faith in the soul that will only say what God has already said. That is of course if you are His Elect. If you are none of His then what faith you have in your soul I negated by the fact that you do not have God-Life in you, so how could you say what God has already said.
29E-6 Looking At The Unseen 59-0410 About four years ago up in Chicago, I was reading a great headline in a paper where that the medical science had found a little compartment in the heart of a human being that did not even have a cell in it. It was not found in the animal life; it was only found in the human body, the human heart. And they said, "It must been the dwelling place of the soul." So then man does think with his heart. You look with your eyes, but you understand with your heart.
31From his sermon Word become flesh India trip 54-1003M P:91 Brother Branham said, Well, his thoughts changed. Something does it for him. Hallelujah. "As a man thinketh in his heart." See? Christ the Creator come to him in a still form, and created. His Own Spirit took the man's nature away, to love dancing, and the world, and carrying on, and from that time he just laid it aside and was hungering after God. And God was in him all the time. It was God in the beginning. See? There you are. Amen."As a man thinketh..." It has to become a thought before it can become a word. And a word expressed, materializes. I believe in my heart that I am a Christian, because I have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ; if I don't cry, if I don't move, if I don't do a thing. In my heart first, I believe that Christ died for me in my stead. Amen. I accept it as a Christian; I believe it as a Christian; then it's in my heart. Then I express it in a word, "I am a Christian." Hallelujah. Then I start walking as a Christian, talking as a Christian, living as a Christian, being as a Christian. And by my fruits I'm recognized by the world as a Christian. Hallelujah.
33So we see in Psalms 14: 1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. And why is that? Because he has no God-Life in him to begin with. If he was not in Christ before the foundations of the world then he had no representation then, so he has none now.
36And again we see in 1 John 2: 29 that we are righteous because of birth, We are born of the Righteous Judge Himself. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
38And what I am trying to get across to us by these studies is that we have thoughts that have been planted in our souls by God Himself, but it takes wisdom and understanding to bring them forth into manifestation. Proverbs 20: 5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
39And what we need to learn first is to let go and let God. Paul said to cast down reasoning and everything that would stand in opposition to the things of God. And we read in Proverbs 19: 21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. So your devices or thoughts are never going to stand on their own merit. Then why strive to hold onto your own thinking. Learn to trust God for everything in your life.
40You see God wants His thoughts placed in every generation of His off spring. He wants all His Children to have His mindset. We read in Psalms 33: 11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. And we are told in Psalms 37: 31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. You won’t backslide if God’s thoughts are your thoughts, so seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.
41Now, the problem, is that not everyone who hears this message is ordained to it. But those who are ordained to it will have an ability to hear it and understand it. We see in John 1:12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Now, this does not mean that God gave you power to change specie? For every seed will bring forth after it’s kind.
42In fact we are already sons, that is what John tells us in 1 John 3: 2, he says, beloved you are already sons but you just don’t know it, but when He shall manifest in His True Character, you will too, so when he Appears you will appear to be what you already are.
43So this power to become sons is a power to become or come into manifestation of what we already are. And the word power is the Greek word Exusia which means an ability to make a right decision. So it has to do with the mind, or heart where you think in your heart.
44That is why we are told by Jesus in Matthew 13: 19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
45People who have no purpose in life fall easy prey to petty anxieties, phobias, and cares of this life, and it leads to self-pitying, all of which are indications of weakness, which weaknesses lead, just as surely as deliberately planned sins; to failure, unhappiness, and loss. For weakness will not endure in a world where the devil goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Just as in nature, the wolf-pack usually looks for the weakest lamb, or the one straying from the flock, so too does the devil look for the weakest of the flock to devour.
46Therefore you should have a purpose in your heart, and you should set your sights on obtaining that purpose. You should make your purpose the centralized focus of your being. And your purpose should reflect the season which you live. Even God has a purpose to guide and direct the sum of His own thinking. For without purpose our thoughts would only drift. When you have purpose guiding your thoughts, you have a control tower of your thinking, that takes over the control of your actions and speech as well.
48And again we see in Isaiah 55: 7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10For 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: 11So 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.
50And once that seed has been planted, then we must cultivate away any seeds that are not in our desired harvest. If we have weeds growing up, we must cut them down before they take over our garden. This must be done on a regular basis, for to fail to do so will allow to grow and use up the nutrients reserved for the harvest plants, and thus it will choke off the life of the harvest plant, preventing them from maturing.
51Mark 4: 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things (what are lusts? They are desires, thoughts planted in the mind) And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, (enter in where? The Mind, the heart, the understanding. And what do they do? They) choke the word, and it (what? The Word) becometh unfruitful.
52You want to know the best way to destroy the Working of God in a person, just give them things, and get their mind on things. And what will happen, they will turn their desire away from God’s Word. And that is exactly what Laodicea is all about. After trying for centuries to destroy the Word of God in the hearts of the people through trials and tribulations, Satan wised up and gave them riches and what did it do? It brought on Satan’s Eden.
54Matthew 13:22-23 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. 23But 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.
55The word has to be planted in a field that has been prepared to receive it. That is why so often the Lord will allow you to go through many trials, because the trials are like the plow working up the soil of your field. It digs deep and it tears right at the heart, but unless you turn that soil over and break it up, the Word will fall on stony ground and never take root.
57Mark 4:2And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine, 3Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: 4And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. 5And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: 6But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. 7And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. 8And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. 9And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. 11And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 12That 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. 13And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? 14The sower soweth the word. 15And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. 18And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. 20And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
59And until you learn what is God’s thoughts you not be able to withstand the devils thoughts because he comes with the word of God only with a twist. 2 Corinthians 11: 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
60So Paul tells us we shold know the ways of satan lest he come in and take advantage of your ignorance. 2 Corinthians 2: 11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
61But some peoples minds will never grasp the truth for they are not ordained to it. 2 Corinthians 3: 14 But their minds were blinded (notice it is their minds that are blinded. See not their hearts, they had nothing in their heart from God, no representation, so they depend on their mind, and their minds are blinded from seeing the truth) for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
62And that veil is traditions and creeds, so these people are religious but without revelation. And what they claim to be revelation is no revelation at all, because revelation has to do with something being revealed or openly manifested, and what they claim does not live up to God’s Word, therefore is not revelation as thought it was revealed, but rather it is human reasoning.
63And the problem is they don’t know the difference. Proverbs 16: 25 There is a way that seemeth right unto man, but it I sthe way of death. They think it’s right with their mind, but God has not revealed it to them, they only imagined it in their own reasoning.
6410-3 Invisible Union of the Bride 65 In St. John the 1st chapter said, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." And the same was made flesh and dwelled among us. Christ was the living Word. He always was the Word; He's still the Word; He always will be the Word. He was only the manifestation of the attributes of God, for He was the Son of God, and any son is the attributes of his father. And just as you were in the genes of your father, in the body of your father when he was a young boy... You were in him, yet he could not have fellowship with you, because he didn't know you. But then through the bedding grounds of a mother, you were brought forth into the earth and become in the image of your father; then he could fellowship with you. And so were you sons of God and daughters of God before there even was a moon, stars, or a molecule; you were sons and daughters of God. For you are only the physical manifestation of the attributes that was in God at the beginning. For there's only one form of Eternal Life, and that was you before... You don't know nothing about it; neither did you know when you were in your earthly father. But you're manifested in His image; in the image of God you are made, and you were manifested for the glory and the fellowship of God. And therefore, as sure as your genes had to be in your father before your natural birth, your spiritual genes had to be in God, because you're an expression of the attributes of His thoughts before the foundation of the world. That's right. No way around it. That's right.
65Notice who blinds them. 2 Corinthians 4: 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. So their minds are blinded. It says nothing about their soul. And let’s face it, their souls have not been quickened therefore they are dead yet while they liveth.
662 Corinthians 10: 5 Casting down imaginations, (Logismos, that’s your mind, your thoughts) and every high thing (every high barrier, every high mindedness, every thought that does not take it’s right place and come into subjection to God’s Word, everything) that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; Oh, how I love that. How I love to be shown by God’s Blessed and Holy Word how to become the Obedient Son He has ordained for me to be.
67Philippians 3: 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, (as many as are complete in their mental and moral character) be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, (well if you are otherwise minded, then you are not perfected yet, you are not complete in your moral and mental character, therefore if you are not yet, then) God shall reveal even this unto you.
68Now, a strong man can not help a weaker man who is unwilling to be helped. And even then the weak man must become strong on his own, for he must by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in others. There is no one but himself that can alter his condition. He can only rise, conquer and achieve by lifting up his thoughts. He can only remain weak, and abject, and miserable by deferring to lift up his thoughts. Arnold Schwartzeneggar began as a tall, skinny, weakling of a man, but he was determined to change his situation and he worked and worked until he began to grow muscles that most people never even thought existed. But he had a purpose and his purpose came together with his thoughts and gave rise to the icon of the American Hero. I am sure he had no idea when he began that he would one day live in America, become the super star that he became and end up as Governor of California. But the circumstances that were created out of shear effort gave way to where he is today.
69In order to do this, his purpose had to be that which brought together his thoughts with his energies, and actions, and therefore tying together his body, and soul into one energized being with one focus.
72E-35 God In His Word 57-0323 You put me on record tonight in these recorders. I have no apology for this remark that I'm fixing to make. I believe, and can prove, that the right mental attitude towards any Divine promise of God will bring it to pass. Yes, sir. The right mental attitude, but you've got to have the right attitude. The attitude is what brings the results. If you say, "Yes, yes, I believe it but I don't know now." That's not the right attitude. The right attitude is to receive it, and say it's "THUS SAITH THE LORD." Then it's right.
73E-52 God’s Covenant with Abraham 56-0223 What do you do? You'll put the wheat in the ground, and commend it to God, and it's God's duty to see that it raises. That's the way you do the Seed of God. Listen to me, any... The right mental attitude towards any Divine, or the promise of God will bring it to pass. I don't care what it is, if you can get the right mental attitude towards the promise. For His promise... "Every the Word of God," Jesus said, "the Word is the Seed." And every seed is a promise in there. And if you can just take them seeds into your heart, no matter what it's for, God will honor it, and it'll bring forth just exactly what it promised. Oh, my.
7410 God Is His Own Interpreter 64-0205 What I mean, "attributes" was His thoughts. And a word is a thought expressed. And then that was in His thinking. And when He said, "Let there be," and there was..."Let there be," and there was. And now, remember, you Christians were His thoughts before there was a world. And you are the manifestation of His thinking. Before there even was a world, you were in Christ (amen), in God in the beginning.
76Let us pray, Dear father we thank Thee for this Word and we are grateful that you have chosen us to Life and to full manifestation of God Life in this hour. Be with us then Father and we know that You Who gave us the Word are here to fulfill it and You who began the work in us will complete it. But You also said, “I know Whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to perform that which I have committed unto Him against that day. So we are making the commitment to You this day, that we want Your will and purpose in our Life and we ask You Father to take over our beings for Your Glory, in Jesus Christ’s name, amen.