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2101 Now, now, from all Egypt... And look, now as we see what they did. As we see the time appearing, we're commanded to do the same thing. Did you know that? Watch what the prophet said. And we're going to read now (if you want to read) in Hebrews the 10th chapter. And if you want to read with me, I want to read a verse or two here now, before we go on. Hebrews the 10th chapter, and let's begin with the 26th verse of the 10th chapter of Hebrews. Oh, let's see. Yeah. Yes, sir. The... Hebrews the 10th chapter and the 26th verse. See? "For if we sin willfully after that we have received"... (Let's see, have I got that right? Yeah, that's right. Yes.)... "if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for the judgment the fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversary".(Look.) "He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses":... "how much sorer punishment, though suppose ye, shall he be though worthy, who has trod under the foot the Son of God, and counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the, Spirit of grace?"" (Which come from the blood...)
5Therefore tonight we will take a short message on some key words that the Apostle Paul uses in this portion of Scripture so we might attain a better understanding of what this is all about. Because after all, we hear Paul speak this in the Alpha and brother Branham refer back to it in the Omega, thus we know this Scripture is vitally important for us to understand because it pertains to the hour in which we live.
8What day? The day of our Lord, the time of judgment, the day of judgment coming. And since we know the Judge is here, and has even had His picture taken, then we ought to know that the Judge has come to begin the judgment.
9Therefore let's read verses 25 and 26 together as they were written, to get a better picture showing us this is for the end time people. And since these words were written in a letter they had no verse assigned to them by the Apostle Paul but that was done at a much later date when the New testament letters were compiled together as epistles.
10Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongs unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
13Now, what they are despising and treating with contempt is the Spirit of Grace. The very Spirit of Grace that saves us they hold in contempt, which means they look down upon it with scorn, disdain and as though it is worthless.
15Oh, my, when the very God who created the Universe, sent forth His uniquely born Son Jesus to die on our behalf, and these end time people could care less? There's only one thing fit for them and that's judgment.
16Maybe I should put it another way. When you know you are guilty, and you have come into the courtroom of the judge, instead of pleading for mercy, they throw insults at the judge as we see so many times in our courtrooms today.
20How many people living right in this Message, and how many ministers who have divorced their wives and remarried hoping they can find some loop hole that will get them into heaven. Talk about insanity. And I've had to deal with situations like this overseas with ministers, and it is so disgusting that sometimes I would just like to go to the wilderness and not come out until the Lord calls me home.
21But he did not call me to be a prophet or I most certainly would go right now. He has called me as an Apostle and as an Apostle I must deal with these things. We as ministers working together in the foreign fields have had to put certain pastors out from the protection of the blood, because they have shown by their own conduct they have "counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith they had been sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
22You say no, that's the unbelievers out there. No you're wrong, that's unbelievers right in this Message, men and women who claim to believe the Shout or Message that God Himself came down with. And they know to do right and they just won't do it. And they are without excuse.
23Divine Healing P:52 [54-0620E] 52 Look here, Hebrews 10 said this, "He... (I'm closing) He that sins willfully, after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin." Hebrews 10, I believe, 27. Is that right? "He that sins willfully, after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin, but a fearful looking for the fire, to the judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries."Now, he that what willfully? "He that sins." And what is sin? Unbelief. He that will turn his back on truth, when it's presented to him, there remains no more sacrifice for sin. Did you ever read it like that? He that disbelieves willfully, after truth has been present to him because his church believes different. That's when you cross the line. "He that sins willfully, after he has received the knowledge of the truth there remaineth no more sacrifice".
24So we see that William Branham places this in the context of disbelieving truth when it is presented to you, when you willfully walk away from it, right there you cross the line from grace into disgrace.
25Token The P:28 64-0208 28 We read over here in Hebrews the 10th chapter, 26th verse, "If we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin, but a fearful, dreadful, looking for the fiery judgments which will devour the adversary." That is, if we disbelieve willfully after we have a knowledge of the truth, there is no more sacrifice for sin. Think of it. No matter what you're thinking in your heart, the Token can never be applied. If you reject it the last time, then it cannot be applied, for he that sins or disbelieves willfully.
27Then Jesus Came And Called P:37 64-0417 37 But on this, when we really place our hands upon our Sacrifice, Jesus, and feel in our hearts that we're guilty, and know what we're doing, the Blood of that Sacrifice... The Life that was in that Blood was God Himself, so He comes back upon you as the Holy Spirit. You become a son of God then, with no more conscience of sin. "He that's born of God does not commit sin." He can't sin. The seed of God's in him; he can't sin. There's no more desire of sin at all. So as long as you're desiring to sin, you're guilty of it. But when you have no more desire, if you do anything wrong, then you don't willfully do it. Hebrews 10 said if we sin willfully after we receive the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin: sin willfully. So if you continually want to sin willfully, there's something wrong with your experience.
29And The falling away from "The Faith", since "faith is a revelation" then the falling away is actually a "falling away from the revelation of Jesus Christ."
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Notice then, the falling away is from "THE FAITH", the revelation, and since there is only one faith because there is one Lord, then that falling away is from the revelation of that one Lord, which is the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
31Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;
32Therefore, we must understand, this end time falling away concerns Him, for He is before all things, and all things were created by Him and for Him, And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And this falling away concerns the shifting away of the believers from a Christ centered Revelation to other centered revelation. And then he gives us some examples of that shift which he calls doctrines of devils.
34Therefore, to understand this falling away, I will list as point number one, All things are subject to Him and Point number Two And all things evolve around Him or are in reaction to Him. And since all the end-time events are all subject to Him and they all evolve around Him, and are in reaction to His Him, (His Presence), then All the events constituting the end can not begin without His Presence as the catalyst for the end.
361 Timothy 6:3-8 If any man teach otherwise and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the Doctrine which is according to Godlikeness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the Truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
37Notice God does not want us fussing with others. Paul speaks of those who dote about questions and strifes of words, and surmising, and disputings of men who are destitute of the Truth, and Paul goes on to say, from such withdraw thyself.
38Paul also said in 2 Timothy 2:12-19 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: 13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. 14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
39So we see this falling away will lead to vain babblings of men, who will strive, fuss and fight over the meaning of words, and they bring up questions that generate strife. But we are warned to stay away from them. And the falling away is earmarked with that kind of behavior. The Apostle Paul said, "shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness."
40The word shun means to stay away from it. And what we are to stay away from is profane and vain babblings. And the word Profane means "irreverant and abusive". In other words, we are to just listen to the way they talk, and if they can't hold a civil conversation without getting arrogant and blowing off their mouth, and begin their name calling, then we are to just walk away from it. And the word Vain babblings means fruitless discussions, meaningless chatter. Therefore, unless their discussion is something that will produce fruit, and save Life, or correct error, then just leave it alone. It's vain babblings.
41In other words, we must look at the motives and objectives of those who are discussing before we jump into the discussion, because unless they are sincerely looking for truth, you won't be able to help them. Their minds are already made up, and all they want to do is to provoke a fight.
42And Paul predicted, "for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 17 And their word will eat as doth a canker, or ulcer". And what does an ulcer produce? A gnawing pain in your stomach. In other words, Paul is saying nothing good comes from holding discussions with irreverent and ungodly people. The only thing it will produce is a gnawing sinking feeling in your stomach.
43Now, the Apostle Paul gave us an example of this falling away in his day in 2 Timothy4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Notice, you never hear again from Demas in the rest of the Scriptures. And notice Paul lets us know that Demas motive for falling away was that he loved the world and the cares of the world more than he loved God's Truth.
44Again we see another example of falling away given by Jesus Christ Himself in Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.
45We see yet another example of the falling away in the Book of Acts 7:39 Whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust Him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt saying unto Aaron, make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
46Now, since we know there is to be a falling away, then it would be good to understand that there will be a punishment that God has for those who are willfully ignorant. For these people are renegades which is defined as "one who departs from The Faith".
47The opposite of falling away would be a drawing closer. James tells us in James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law, and judges the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. 12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judges another?
48In other words he is saying: 7-10 So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet.
49Notice we are told, that if you come near to God, He will also come near to you. If you run to God, He will run to you. But we are also told in 1 Chronicles 28:9 if thou forsake Him He will cast thee off for ever.
51That's why Hebrews 6 is so important to us, because this is the hour for "the once for all enlightenment," and to abandon this once for all enlightenment, God will abandon you forever as he says in Psalm 1:4-6 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the rightly-wise. 6 For the LORD knoweth (the Lord watches over) the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. (That word perish was translated from the Hebrew word aw-bad which means they are left to themselves.)
52So this is the hour for the total abandonment. Men abandoning God and God abandoning them, and never allowing them to come again unto repentance or to ever change their mind again. Then they are finished, they are.
54Questions and answers COD 54-0103M P:32 Now, notice then when they were captured and carried away into Babylon because they tried to impersonate the nations of the world... What a beautiful picture today of the church trying to impersonate the world out yonder, and carried away, carried away with their living. The church lives just the same as the world does, carries on, acts just like it, and everything else, and claiming to be the church. You can't do that. No, sir. Your very life proves what you are. What you are... As I said in the beginning, what you are somewhere else is what you reflect here. What you are, what your celestial or terrestrial body is up yonder, what your celestial body is somewhere else is what you're reflecting back here. In the spirit land, what you are, is what you are here. If you're still vulgar minded and so forth in the spirit land, you're vulgar minded here. If you still got malice, envy, and strife, you're in the spirit land with that, it reflects back here. But if your whole innermost being has become cleansed and purged, it shows that you've got a body out yonder waiting, that's been cleansed and purged, and it's reacting back in the flesh. Don't you see? See, there it is. "If this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting." See?
55Fifth seal the 63-0322 P:123 He was still a prophet. See? And these fellows are still prophets. Now, we're going to get a little deep in that just in a few minutes, the Lord willing. See? Oh, my, how I love that Word. There's no wonder man shall not live by bread alone, every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. These two prophets are Moses and Elijah according to their works being repatterned again. That has always been their ministry. Now, notice, just as they did... That didn't change them. Remember, these guys never died. Watch just a minute. Now, don't confuse, 'fore we get away from this, don't confuse Elijah's fifth time ministry with his fourth time ministry. I've been telling you, the Gentile Church is looking for Elijah. That's right. And here he is over here with the Jew. Remember, he can't come four. That's the enemies number. He has to be five.
56Future home 64-0802 P:225 Oh, brother, sister, death doesn't change you. Death only changes your dwelling place. See? Remember, Samuel, when he was dead and been buried for two years; he was in Paradise, and the witch of Endor called him up, and Saul recognized him, and she did too and fell upon her face. He hadn't changed one bit. He was still the same Samuel after being dead two years, and he was still a prophet. He said, "Tomorrow you'll fall in battle, your son with you, and by this time tomorrow night you'll be with me." And that's just what happened. See? And when Moses returns back and Elijah for Revelations 11, they'll still be prophets. Hallelujah.
57Fifth seal the 63-0322 P:122 See, the man, when he dies, he doesn't change his status; he doesn't change his make-up. See? Look, When Saul had backslid and there was no prophets in the land, he couldn't understand what to do. He was up against it; he was going to battle. He went to the witch of Endor. Now, just the blood of bulls and goats, she could do this. And she called up the spirit of Samuel; and when Samuel come up, there he stood in his prophet robe. Not only that, but he was still a prophet. He said, "Why'd you call me out of my rest?" (See?) said, "seeing you've become an enemy to God." He said, "By this time tomorrow night you're going to fall in the battle, and this time tomorrow night you'll be with me." That's exactly what happened.
58To whom would we go 60-0606 P:66 Now, listen, my friends. If you die without the Spirit of Life in you, you cannot go to that place. Listen, as I said in the beginning, death does not change your spirit. It only changes your dwelling place. I was teaching on that a few nights ago. And I come to this subject on where that Saul, when he had backslid on God... And the Urim Thummim wouldn't answer him, neither would a prophet prophesy and could answer him. He couldn't even have a dream from the Lord. And he went down and had the witch of Endor to call the spirit of Samuel. And Samuel had been dead nineteen years; I just looked it up to find out for sure. He'd been dead nineteen years. And when the witch of Endor called the spirit of Samuel, he hadn't changed his appearance. He was still standing there, thin with a mantle on his shoulder. Not only that, he hadn't changed his life any; he was still the same Samuel and was still a prophet.
59Speak to this mountain 57-1215 P:32 When the witch of Endor called up the spirit of Samuel, he was still in his prophet robe, and he was still a prophet. He told her what would happen the next day. Certainly. Death doesn't change a man; it just changes his dwelling place. If you're a sinner when you die here, an unbeliever... Oh, you might be a loyal church member. But if you die in your unbelief, there's nothing left for you but to be condemned. If you die in faith, that's what saves you. Your faith has saved you. You've got to go to Eternal Life, because it's Eternal Life that's your faith in God, the same thing. May the Lord grant tonight that He will bless us now in these next few moments of the remaining part of the meeting.
60Fifth seal the 63-0322 P:162 Notice, watch. Look at Moses. Elijah, after Moses had died and Elijah had been taken into heaven, he stood there on Mount Transfiguration with his senses of speech, hearing, understanding and talked to Jesus before the crucifixion. Now, what kind of a body did he have? Look at Samuel. After being dead for about two years, was called back in the--the cave that night by the witch of Endor and talked to Saul with language, heared Saul, spoke back, and foreknew things that was going to happen; still his spirit hadn't changed. He was a prophet.
61And again from Explaining healing and Jairus 54-0216 P:37 The devil's just trying to scare you out of something. He's trying to put something off somewhere else, say, "Some of these days you'll be this." You are now. Now, we're sons of God. Now, we're seated together in heavenly places. Now, we have all powers in heavens and the earth. See? Now, we have it. Not in the millennium, we won't need it then. We got it now. We're... Right now we are the sons of God. "It does not appear what we shall be, but we know we'll be like Him." What you are here is a reflection of what you are somewhere else. "Those who He called, He justifies." Is that right? "Those who He justified, He has glorified." Already in the Presence of the Father, we have a glorified body. Whew! Wasn't that deep? All right. We'll find out whether it's right or not. "If this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting." Is that right? That's right. So right now, and what we are there, is a reflection. Here, what we are here, is a reflection of what we are somewhere else. So if your deeds are evil, you know where it comes from. You know where your other body's a waiting.
63Door to the heart 58-0112E P:4 And to you other ministering brothers, that's been in the meetings, someday when it's all over... And just think, when all these great choirs gather together, won't it be wonderful. You might say, "Brother Branham, do you believe that they'll still have their talent?" Certainly. Sure. They were given that forever. If you notice, when the witch of Endor called up the spirit of Samuel, he was still a prophet. So death only moves us from a different place of abiding. This is just for a little while, and that one's eternal. So we're looking to that day.
64End time sign seed 62-0319 P:10 Then you say, "Well, Jesus healed the sick." He is the Word. He is the Word. When you receive the Word, you receive Jesus, for He is the Word. "The Word was made flesh and dwelled among us." We believe that, don't we, every bit? We believe that Christ is God's Word made manifest; and we believe that His Bride must be the same thing. We believe that she must believe every bit of the Word and have that Word in her, because she is part of the body. She is the body where He is the head. And when He died, and rose from the dead, and resurrected, and set on high on by the majesty of God on His throne, right hand of Majesty, and we are His delegates. And we reckon ourself dead, and buried by baptism, raised with Him, and now seated together with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. That'd get us all shouting, wouldn't it? Think of that. We are, not will be; we are now. Now, we are sons of God; now we are daughters of God. Not we will be seated; now we are seated.
65QA Hebrews part 2 COD 57-1002 P:39 So it had to take One that was not guilty to do it. And the only One that wasn't guilty was God Himself. And God had to come down and become man. And He came in the form of Christ to anchor the stinger of death, to take the sting of death out, to redeem us, that we, not by our works or by our goodness (we have none), but by His grace to be saved. Then we receive of His Life into this mortal body, and now we are sons and daughters of God, and have Eternal Life within us. We are sons and daughters of God. Therefore, Jesus, being alive...And no man, no matter how wicked or how good, when he has to... When he leaves this earth, he's not dead. He's somewhere else. But he has a life that will perish after he's punished in hell for his deeds. But yet that life has to cease. There's only one type of Eternal life.
66Hebrews 6. Hebrews 6 tells us how all things are frozen in space and time, never to change, never to be even able to repent again, or change again. You with the Holy Ghost, with eternal Life, a never changing Life, and they which turned away from The Revelation of Jesus Christ, crystallized forever. O my!
68Then their fate is locked in and they can't repent and get away from their fate, for they have turned away from the Truth. And they have entered in to the curse as we see in Jeremiah 17:5 Cursed be the man whose heart departs from the Lord.
69Ezekiel 3: 20 When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: Why? Because of Hebrews 6. Iniquity is a willful ignorance. and they become Ignorant because they ignore Truth. And they step across that line and when they do, it's all over, they can no longer change.
71It's all over, you've stepped over the line and you've sealed yourself away from mercy forever. You've crystallized on the space-time continuum and you will never be able to receive a change or the mind of body. You are doomed forever. what you are here is a reflection of where you are going.
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
76Questions and answers COD 54-0103E P:97 What you are here... Get this in your mind now. I'm going to close. But what you are here is a sign that you are something else somewhere. You've always wanted to be in perfection, you Christians. There is a perfection, and that perfection is not in this life. But every man and woman here that is a Christian, every person that is a Christian here now is already glorified in the Presence of Jesus Christ. And you've got another body. You won't have some other time; you have right now. Right now there's another body waiting for you if this one should perish. Could you think of that. Study that just a minute. Do you know every one of us may be in eternity before sun rises tomorrow morning? Now, if you're not a Christian, my friend, there's only one thing left for you. You've got to go that way. If you're on that road, you have to go that road. If you're a grain of corn, you'll produce corn. If you're a cocklebur, you produce cocklebur life. Now, if you've been belonging to a church somewhere that doesn't know and doesn't teach, and just lets you come to church and be a member of the church... You say, "Well, Brother Branham, my church teaches that we must accept Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour. If we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ we are saved." If your life doesn't compare with that, you haven't made it yet.
77Finally in closing let's read a quote from brother Branham where he spoke from Ecclesiastes in his sermon Fellowship by redemption 55-0403 P:27 Hear the great, wisest man, Solomon, and all the rest of them, speaking in the Ecclesiastes, he said, "Let's hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the full duty of man." That's the full duty of man.