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1Let’s remain standing as we open our Bibles this morning to 1 Peter and we will read for our text from chapter 1: and verse 1 Peter 1;23 Being born again, There’s that term that is used only by Jesus, Peter and John in the Scriptures, Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
2Now let’s turn in our Bibles to John and Chapter 3 and begin reading at verse 1. John 3: 1There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3Let us pray… Dear Father we come this morning in reverent and Godly fear knowing that one Word off is Satan’s kingdom. So we would ask thee this morning to allow us to come under the Blood of Your Son Jesus that we might truly have fellowship with thee as we walk in the Light. Grant to us a refreshing from Your presence o Lord, as we talk about this great light in which you have given to us and have allowed us to walk in it. Open the eyes of those who would hear or read this sermon this morning, in Jesus Christ’s name we pray, amen! You may be seated…
4Now, this guy Nicodemus comes to Jesus by night because I am sure that he was afraid of the peer pressure that would hit him if he was seen openly talking to Jesus. Now, I know this to be true because I see the same thing on display concerning those who teach the True Message Doctrine. I get emails all the time from brothers who say that ministers come to them the same way, secretly acknowledging the doctrine is right, but outwardly they are cowards and afraid to be confronted for preaching it.
5Let me confirm this with an email I received last night. Dear Bro. Brian, Shalom. Last weekend, while I was preaching in Kyeizoba Girls' Sec. School, in Bushenyi District, I got an SMS message from a minister in the same district inviting me for a convention to take place this weekend. This minister has been the chief of those who were fighing the doctrine in the South Western Uganda and yet he is my son as far as the Message of the Hour is concern. He possibly thought I would turn the invitation down but however week physically I was, I appreciated the invitation- just to attend. Later he sent me another message that I should preach 3 services on Friday - yesterday. I think he wanted it that way because the expected guest preacher would not be there till late Friday evening. He too fights the doctrine. Yesterday, I was there to start my work mainly with his church only present. I started straight with the doctrine and he was my interpreter. The anointing was so much that it could set some believers in tears. As I started the second service, some other ministers had started arriving. The foundation was already laid, so the Word went in It's course. As I finished my 3rd service, none could even have any question. I rode my motorcycle back home. Bro. Johnson phoned me in the night telling me that those ministers were seeing the Truth saying: "Learning is endless". By the way, even those in Kampala now they have no words. They now say, “It is the truth but you don't have to forward it as a teaching doctrine”. Bro. Brian, you sowed the seed, now the growth is coming up. I see great victory. Thank you and God bless you. Yours Ben
6So we see the same thing in Nicodemus by his own words he acknowledges the vindication of God’s presence in the ministry of Jesus, yet because he was not himself born again, he did not understand what Jesus was teaching. Yet on the other hand, he knew this man had to be from God but his teaching was so un-orthodox that they could not understand what he was saying. He said, “we know that no man can do what you are doing unless God is doing it and standing behind your words, but what in the world are you talking about?”. So in verse 3 we hear Jesus reply to this man who understands vindication, but does not understand the Doctrine of Christ. “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee”, (now this word verily that Jesus uses twice to bring home his point means “of a truth” or with full assurance and full certainty I am saying this to you,) “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”.
7Now, what does that mean? “Except a man be born again, he cannot see… see what? See the kingdom of God”… Now, here is where many who claim to believe the Message are having a problem. They do not understand what Jesus is telling Nicodemus here. Jesus says plainly that only those who are born of God can see or know, or understand the kingdom of God. And the word see was translated from the Greek word “eido” which is a primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) it simply means to know: or be aware, be able to consider, or to have knowledge of, or be able to perceive, or understand.
8Therefore, Jesus according to the Greek definition of the word “see”, is telling Nicodemus that unless a man is born again he can not “know” nor can he “perceive” nor can he “understand” what the kingdom of God is all about.
9Now, let’s continue on…4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
10Now, then what does it mean to enter into the Kingdom of God? The word “enter” means to come into and become a participant of. In other words, if you can not even enter, then there is no way you can be a part of the kingdom of God and all the glory that it entails. You are left out in the cold, and clueless, like the foolish virgins that had no oil in their lamps although they heard the Midnight cry, which is the Message for this hour. You see they had lamps with them, and the lamp signifies the Word of God.
132And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3They that were foolish took their lamps, They had their Bibles but they took no oil with them: And we know that “oil represents the Holy Spirit, always”. Seven church ages 54-0512 P:68
144But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Now, notice this speaks of two things here. It says the Wise took oil in Their vessels WITH their lamps. Now, we know the lamp represent the Word of God as we see in Psalms 119: 105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
15But here we are told that the oil was not in the lamps but in their vessels…and the Apostle Paul said that our being is referred to as our vessel in 1 Thessalonians 4: 4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor;
16Now, back to the parable in verse 5.While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight (that’s at the very end of the day which represents at the very end of time) there was a cry made, (now the word cry was translated from a Greek word which means an outcry or a very loud tumult or clamor was made. And what was that Shout?) Behold, (you know what behold means? It’s the same word that Jesus said to Nicodemus, Idou, instead of eido. But means the same thing. Look, see, perceive, understand, know. So we are told that this shout was to get the attention of the Wise virgins who had the Holy Spirit while the foolish virgins who did not have the Holy Spirit just could not understand what was happening. They heard the Shout but because of no anointing oil in their vessels, they had no way of understanding the Message that was given.) Behold, (look, see, understand, know, and perceive that the) the bridegroom is here. come out to meet him.
19Not go out to meet him, the voice came from outside the church. He was knocking trying to get in according to Revelations chapter 3, so the voice was outside the church, saying come out to meet him.
207Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. Now, what do you do when you trim a lamp? You must look it over completely to see where it is defiled, or dirty and then you clean it and you must cut off the sooty smoke stained top of the wick, so it will burn brighter, and then you must clean the lamps glass so it will shine more brightly. And if the lamp is the Word of God? You are cleansed by the washing of water by the Word.
218And the foolish said unto the wise, (oh, oh… we have been so busy with the cares of this life that we haven’t made sure we had any oil in our vessel. Oh, oh, the preacher told us over and over again that we need to make sure we are born again and filled with the Spirit of God, and we have been so busy that we have forgotten to take the time to clean our lamps, to search the Word to see if their be any wicked way in me as David said in Psalms 139:23Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:24And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
22But the foolish virgin was way too busy to ask god to cleanse her and search her to make sure that she would be ready for meeting the Bride-Groom. So she said to the Wise Virgin, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. Look, we had anointing on the Word at one time, but something has happened and we are empty, and we are not filled in our vessel with His Spirit, but we are run out.
239But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door (the Word) was shut. (the Word was closed off to all others but those who were filled with the Holy Spirit and had entered into the Kingdom of God to meet the Bride-Groom.)
24Isaiah 29:10For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. 11And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: 12And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.13Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
25Matthew 25:11After ward came also the other virgins, (the foolish virgins) saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. (Doctor Hoyer one of the greatest Greek scholars said the literal translation here is “I used to know you as my wife but I know you not as my wife any longer…In other words, she is put away into judgment. So we see that the foolish virgins will have to go through the judgments.) 13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
26Notice, then that when they heard the Midnight cry….”He is here, come out to meet Him”, they began to trim their lamps but they could not find any light coming from the lamp or the Word that they did have, because there was no oil in their vessel.
28Now, in getting back to what Jesus was telling Nicodemus, in John 3:6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind blows where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
29Now, brother Branham said from this sermon The Spoken word is the Original Seed pp 64 brother Branham said, My mission, that I believe that God has called me for... I have to say some personal things today, because that's what I told you I'd do. See? and tell the world. My mission, I believe, to the earth is what?, Is to forerun the coming Word (See?) the coming Word which is Christ. And Christ in Him has the millennium and has everything right there because He is the Word. See?
3065 All right, Jesus said in John 3:5... Now, if you want to mark that down, John 3:5. We all know it or either I'll turn; maybe somebody on the tapes would might not be able to turn just at that time, and I'll read here in Saint John the 3rd and the 5th :, and we'll see what Jesus said. We might start off just a little before that, 3rd. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?Jesus answered, Verily,... I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
3166 Is that a seed? Every spoken Word of God is a Seed. That's right. I'm going to prove that just in a minute, where Jesus said so. Every spoken Word of God is a Seed. Then except a man be born again, why must he be born again? He's dead in the fashion he's in. He's a hybrid. He's got to be born again. Why? He was born in sin from Eve's sin, shaped in iniquity, come to the world speaking lies. He's a liar to begin with. No matter how smart, educated, what more he is, he's a liar; the Bible says he is. How holy his parents was or anything about, he's a liar to begin with. And the only way he can tell Truth is say what Truth is through his own lips. That's the only way Truth can come. Anything contrary to that Word, he's a liar yet. That's pretty flat, but that's what God says. "Let every man's word be a lie and Mine be true." See? Anything that comes from his lips contrary to deny this Word, or put It in some other race, or some other generation, or whatever it is, he's a liar. That's exactly. He's got to be born again, and then he sees every word. The only way he can be born again is that Life of God in him to produce that Life.
33Now, I want you to hear what Brother Branham is telling us here. He is saying, no matter how nice a man or woman is they are liars unless they are saying what God said. And the only way they can know and understand what God said is that they are born again.
34Now, the Apostle Paul makes it very clear that unless you have the Spirit of God in you, you can not understand the things of God. I CORINTHIANS 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit (therefore if you do not have His Spirit in you how are you going to have those things revealed to you) for The Spirit (not a spirit, but THE Spirit, God’s Spirit) searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God knoweth. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God;
35Notice the word “that” which is used here. It ties the two thoughts together and basically tells you that there is no way for you to know and understand the things of God unless you have the Spirit of God in you, and so God gives you His Spirit “THAT”, or for the purpose of knowing and understanding the things of God.
36It’s so simple.) that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (In other words it takes the Spirit of God in you to discern them. And discernment means to recognize and comprehend. Now, what does it mean they are spiritually discerned? That means it takes the Spirit to discern them.) 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
37Now, this is contrary to every denominational thinking outside this message and even contrary to many who claim to believe the Message or at least claim to believe it, but they don’t believe it because they do not know what it is that they are believing.
38All those who oppose the Church Age Book as being authored by William Branham seem to come against the very Doctrines that William Branham taught concerning the evidence of the new Birth. In fact they deny that the New Birth and the baptism of the Holy Ghost are the same thing. Why? Because they don’t understand the Word of God because they are not born again.
39Look, I do not say that to be mean spirited. I say that to shock them out of their deep sleep. They believe they are born again because they want to believe they are born again. But the very evidence that the Scriptures make so clear and that which William Branham was so clear on they do not want to believe. It makes no difference tome whether they believe William Branham or not. But I know that the Elect will believe the doctrine, and that is God’s business not mine. Now, I don’t treat those people any different than I treat the Elect, unless they are just so rotten in their character that the speak nasty words to me. And if they do that, I just let them because I know that if I fight, then God won’t. And every man is going to be held accountable their words before God, so we will see them at the white throne judgment, that’s all. And that is a fact, not a threat.
40Let’s face it, no man can threaten another with white throne judgment. But we shall all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, and that is a fact, not a threat. So watch what you say and how you say it to people and about people, because it is all being recorded, and you won’t be able to get away with your sharp tongue over there. You will be very, very embarrassed for what you have said, and how you have said it.
451 John 3: 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; (does not initiate sin) for His (God’s) seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. O, we might all backslide daily, but we do not plot and plan to do it.
48In 1 John 4: 7 we read, Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. So if you can not love one another, then either you are not born of God or you do not know God.
491 John 5: 1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 5: 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5: 18 We know that whosoever is born of God disbleives not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, Or more accurately, watches guard over himself, he makes a constant inventory of his unbelief so he can deal with it… and that wicked one toucheth him not.
51Amplified translation 18We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over and protects him [Christ's divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him or touch [him].
52Message 18-21We know that none of the God-begotten makes a practice of sin—fatal sin. The God-begotten are also the God-protected. The Evil One can't lay a hand on them. We know that we are held firm by God; it's only the people of the world who continue in the grip of the Evil One.
53In the Book of Peter we also see him use this term born again as coming from the Word of God. 1 Peter 1: 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
54And so we see that there are those who are born after the flesh and those who are born of the Spirit. And we know that those born after the flresh always must persecute those born after the Spirit, That is the law of life, for every seed must come forth after its nature. Galatians 4: 29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
55So what is the evidence that you are born again? Let me read you some things brother Branham said concerning the new birth. Church Age Book (C.A.B.): 141-1 And to every age we hear the same truth. "He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches." But only a Spirit-filled man can “hear” the revelation for that age. None other can. No sir. They cannot because that is exactly what Paul said in I Corinthians 2:6-16. (Smyrnaean Church Age - Church Age Book Cpt.4).
56Church Age Book: 143-1 If the Spirit wasn't inside, you wouldn't “hear” the truth and receive it by revelation if you heard it every moment of the day. That was the sign of the indwelling Spirit in the days of Paul. Those who were filled with the Holy Ghost “heard” the Word, received it and lived by it. Those who did not have the Spirit heard it only as carnal men, put a wrong interpretation on it and went into sin.
59Church Age Book: 165-2 In every church age we hear these words, "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." The Spirit gives the Word. If you have the Spirit you will “hear” the Word for your age, as those true Christians took the Word for their age.
60Key to the door 62-1007 P: 68 No man can understand the Word outside the baptism of the Holy Ghost. And when a man says he's got the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and disputes the Word being right, there's something wrong.
61Identified masterpiece of God 64-1205 P:67 How can a man have the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit wrote the Word, and a man have the baptism of the Holy Spirit and deny the Word? How can the Holy Spirit in you deny Its own Word that was set forth for you? I can't understand it. It's got to agree with the Word, and if your spirit in you won't punctuate every one of God's promises with "Amen." there's something wrong.
62Discerning body of Lord 59-0812 P:16 he said, “Jesus said once, "That except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God," or understand. And in other words, you can't discern the Kingdom of God until you are born again.
63Calling of Abraham 55-1116 P:29 Jesus said to Nicodemus, "Except the man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God." See what the right translation that is, "cannot understand the Kingdom of God." Somebody be doing something, showing you. "I just can't see it." You're looking at it, but you don't understand it. And you'll never know what the Kingdom of God is until you're born again, then you'll understand what It is.
64Mary's belief 61-0121 P:30 "Except a man be born again he cannot even see the kingdom of God." Now, "see" means "to understand." There's a lot of people that say they're born again and can't understand the message of God, can't see the Angel of the Lord. Their eyes are blinded, brother. Except a man be born of the Holy Ghost, the same Holy Ghost that wrote the Word will confirm the Word, and the same confirmation of the Holy Ghost in you... You see what I mean? It will bear record of Itself. Then our spirit bears record with His Spirit, because His Spirit bears recorded of His Word. "The Word of God is sharper, more powerful (Hebrews 4) than any two-edged sword, even piercing to the... asunder... and the marrow of the bone, and a discerner of the thought and the intents of the heart." That's "Thus saith the Lord," the Lord's Word, just exactly, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever, appearing in His elected church.
65It Shall Be Even As It Was Told Me 50-0818 23 Anyhow, "to see" doesn't mean "to look at." The word "see" means "to understand." Jesus said, "Except a man be born of water and Spirit, he cannot see the Kingdom of God." In other words, he can't understand the Kingdom of God until he's born again. See?
66Questions And Answers COD 59-1223 60 Now, Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God."… So "see" means "to understand." Have you ever looked at anything, looking right at it, say, "Well, I just don't see it." See? "I just don't see it." You mean you don't understand it. See, see? You don't understand it. To see is "to understand." But with your eyes you look at anything. But with what's inside of you, you understand with, you see with that. See? With the eyes of God you look...
67Questions and answers COD 64-0823E P:106 317. 1040-Q-318 318. What is the evidence that a person is really filled with the Holy Ghost? John 14:26: He will... "When the Holy Ghost is come (See?), He will show you things to come." See? He'll be a... He'll perfect it; man made won't do it; and He is the Word. When He the Holy Ghost is come, He will identify Himself in you with the Scripture. And that is the true sign that the Holy Spirit is in you, because It is the Word.
68Hear Recognize Act On Word 60-0221 30 First, faith cometh by hearing, hearing of the Word of God. Then the believer hears It, recognizes It, and acts on It. The carnal man will hear It, the sound of It, but never... "Hear" means to "understand It". Look at, is looking at something; but to see it, is to "understand it". "Except a man be born again, he cannot see or understand the Kingdom of God."
69Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:120 Look, Christ in you makes Him the center of Life of the revelation. See? Christ's Life in you makes Him the center of the revelation. Christ in the Bible, makes the Bible a complete revelation of Christ. Christ in you makes you the complete revelation of the whole thing. See, what God's trying to do? What is the new birth then? You say, "Well, Brother Branham, what is the new birth?" It is the revelation of Jesus Christ personally to you. Amen. See? Not you joined a church, you shook a hand; you done something different; you said a creed; you promised to live by a code of rules; but Christ, the Bible... He is the Word that was revealed to you. And no matter what anybody says, what takes place, it's Christ. Pastor, priest, whatever it might be... It's Christ in you. That is the revelation that the Church was built upon.
70Blasphemous names 62-1104M P:53 And the biggest part of our faith is mental faith. By hearing the Word it brings us to a mental recognition of God. But if this coming from above, oh, brother, if it ever strikes this, there is a Godly, spiritual faith. Then what does that faith do? That faith recognizes only the Word. No matter what anything else says, it only recognizes the Word, because “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (And the Word’s still God.) And the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us.” And when the word Itself is pouring into our faith, our mental faith becomes a spiritual revelation. “And upon this foundation I’ll build My Church,” (See?), not upon a mental conception of church joining, a mental conception of that, but upon the revelation. When them streams of grace has poured into that mental faith that you’ve got, then upon this, a spiritual revelation, “I’ll build My Church and the gates of hell can’t prevail against it.” See? That shows they would be against it, but it’ll never prevail. Oh, what a glorious thing.
71Blasphemous names 62-1104M P:56 … Number one, coming to you, your mental faith, right here, comes the Holy Spirit, coming down into your mental faith making it a spiritual faith. Then the spiritual faith only recognizes the Word. Now, and number two: Then you'll have the Holy Spirit, and will seal all these things into you, as that Holy Spirit covers this. From your faith up to the Holy Spirit seals you in with Christ; then you become one. Amen. (Get this thing out of my way. It's hard on your arms.) You become one. See, you and Christ live together. "At that day you'll know that I'm in the Father, the Father in Me, I in you, and you in Me." See? Then that's a sealed unit of the Lord God. Now, and then they are vindicated and placed. When that time takes place, they become vindicated sons and daughters of God.
72Hear recognize act on word 60-0221 P:6 When they were born again, they were filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the new birth, we know that. You're begotten of the Spirit; I'll admit that. But until you're born...
73Token the 63-1128E P:74 …When God has give you the true baptism of the Holy Spirit, then the Life of Jesus Christ is within you. Now, that's true; every theologian will have to admit that to be the truth; it's the new birth. You're born anew, of the Holy Ghost…
74Earnestly contending for the faith 53-0614A P:82 Why brother, it's by faith you're saved. Is that right? But listen. In accepting of your faith, God confirms your faith by the baptism of the Holy Ghost. If you say you believe, and you don't get the baptism of the Holy Ghost, then you do not, it, your faith isn't accepted in the sight of God. You've got a mental faith and in the stead of a heart faith. That's right. When you truly believe God, God's under obligation to pour the Holy Ghost on you. And then if He does pour the Holy Ghost on you... You say, "Well, I've got the Holy Ghost too." Well, if you do, you're bound to believe in the supernatural signs and wonders, because you're added to it. That's the faith.
75Witnesses 54-0303 P:21 You believe God and say you believe God, and haven't received the Holy Spirit, there's something wrong with your faith. 'Cause God's under obligation to give every believer that repents and is baptized, is under obligation to give you the baptism of the Holy Spirit. And He's more willing to give it to you, than you are to receive it. That's right. So there's something wrong somewhere. You just got a mental faith and instead of a heart faith. For God's under obligation to keep His Word. He said, "Repent, every one of you, and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and your children, to them that's far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." That's true. And God's got to keep that promise. Yes, sir.
76Spiritual inspiration 56-0128 P:75 If you don't understand what I mean by being born again, I mean someone without the baptism of the Holy Ghost. That's the new birth. Would you raise your hand and say, "I now believe; I want to receive the Holy Ghost…