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1163 When anything's sealed inside of a seal, you better not break it. Can't break it, not God's seal. No. For you are... "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed until the day of your redemption, when the body's raised up."It is a seed, a sign that the seed has been germitized with Eternal Life, Zoe, "My own life, and I'll raise it up again, at the last day." And as you walk, you have confidence that the Life of Christ is in you, and you are in Him. By one Spirit we're all baptized into one Body, and sealed there by the Holy Ghost, among the believers like this, until the day that Jesus raises us up.
164 Oh, my. Apply the Token. That's what it means to us. We expect the sacrifice to give us Life, and it does. ...
2In 1 John 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath (echoes) the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath (echoes) the Son hath (echoes) life; and he that hath (echoes) not the Son of God hath (echoes) not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
5Brother Branham said, "And as you walk, you have confidence that the Life of Christ is in you, and you are in Him. And then we read from 1 John 5:13 "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, because then John goes on to say, that if you know you have eternal Life, 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
6Just think, to know you are walking with Him, and that he is actually walking with you and living your life for you, and has to give you confidence that if you ask anything in His Name He will not only hear you, to know that whatsoever you ask you will have what you desired and asked Him for.
8Now, that means that since God is the fountain of Life and in John 5:26 we read, "For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself"; So we see that the life comes from the Father and then is given unto His son. And in reading this scripture also with the word echo left un-translated it reads, it reads, John 5:26 "For as the Father echoes life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to echo life in himself."
9And as the heart pumps the blood over and over again to echo forth the life in the body, so too the Father's word which is His Life echoed over and over and over again in His mind and then when it begin to come forth from the Father this same echo of life moved forward into manifestation, first into His Son and then into Sons. Listen carefully to what brother Branham says about this.
10Who Do you Say This IS? 64-1227 P:31 Just notice, how few recognized Him to be the anointed Word of that day. See, God in the beginning, being infinite, and knowed all things from the beginning... And the only thing that these things are is the display of His attributes. An attribute... You have an attribute. It's your thought. You think of something, then you speak it, then you take it. That's God. He, in the beginning... If you're... If you ever was or ever will be in heaven, you was in heaven to start with. You're part of God. You were His thought. He knew your name. He knew who you were before there ever was a molecule, before there was a light. Before there was anything, He knew you and your name, and put it on the Lamb's Book of Life before the world was ever formed. See, you were His thought. And Then you become a Word. And a word is a thought expressed. Then you're manifested.
11P:32 That's the way He was. He was in the beginning by Himself. God dwelt alone with His thoughts. He'll never do that again 'cause His thoughts are being made manifest. And that's why we are right here this day: is God fellowshipping with His thoughts being made manifest. See? There we are. So you, by taking thought, cannot add one cubit to your statue. You cannot do this, that, or other. It's God that showeth mercy. It's God. "All the Father has given Me will come to Me, and no man can come except My Father draws him." That settles it.
12Now, we can see that 1 John 5:12 is a perfect echo of 2 John 9, in the sense that both speak of this great echo of Life that comes forth from God and was echoed by the Son of God and then by us who are able to receive the doctrine of Christ.. Let's just read 2 John 9 again. "Whosoever does not keep pace with, or goes beyond the limits of the doctrine of Christ, echoes not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he echoes both the Father and the Son."
14Come Let us reason together 55-1004 P:90 And now, not knowing nothing about you, and this is our first time meeting in life, if Jesus will tell me, what you come up here to ask Him about... You come up, not to see Brother Branham; you come up to see the Lord Jesus. And now, you believe that I'm just like this microphone. See? This microphone can't speak 'less something speaks through it. See? It's just a piece of metal. It's got to have a sound here to hit it first, before it will echo (See?), 'fore it'll carry out. Now, that's the way I am. I'm just like the microphone. See? Now, there has to be some real intelligence behind here, Something that knows you, and knows all about you, knows what you're here for, to speak through these lips to say that. Isn't that right? Now, the audience believes that, don't you audience? See? 'Cause we don't know each other, but He can tell me. Then you believe Him.
21Conference 60-1125 P:44 Let's just think. I can see Gabriel come down, His great sword standing by His side. I can see Woodworm. I can see the other great Angels lighting on the rocks around. What was it? A conference table being set. Then that Holy Spirit of God, as we see on the picture of Gethsemane, that Light, which God is Light, El Elohim, the self existing One, when He came down into His Presence. "Do you want to go through with this, Son?" What? The Angels are listening. "What's going to be the result? The whole world lays upon Your shoulder. Do You want to pay the price, or what do You want to do? You can come right on now without death. There lays Calvary before you. There they'll spit in Your face, and they'll take You to Calvary, all these things. You'll die in agony with the crown of thorns on Your head, and Your Blood will drain out. Are You willing?" Let's see what the conference. What the echo's going to be? All Angels are standing around wondering what takes place now. The decision's made. What is it? "Not My will but Thine be done."
22Why I'm against Organized religion 62-1111E P:117 Notice, this is the Angel of Light. Remember, the last Angel, it's the Angel in the church age to the Laodicea. It's the Laodicea messenger, that it's the last... Because the very next chapter is the 19 chapter, which is the coming Bride. And this is in the Scripture, the last Angel that came to bring Light before the coming of the Bride to go meet Christ. It was the Laodicean church age then. What was the Laodicean church age messenger? Calling them out of Babylon. Look. Churches caught in her cage with her, with her dogmas, denying the Word and accepting dogmas. This is the Angel of Light to the Laodicean church that had rejected Christ and His Word for dogma and had put Him outside. And He stood at the door, knocking, trying to get in. See it? The church age had rejected the Christ, and Christ is the Word, and had rejected It, and He was on the outside. The only church age that we have of Christ on the outside, knocking, trying to get in. And this angel's Message, messenger come from God, was echoing his message on the earth to come out of Babylon; come out of the organizations." The Holy Spirit today, the manifestation of the Holy Spirit is that Angel trying to get the people back to the Word, 'cause the Holy Spirit will only vindicate the Word. It can't vindicate dogmas; there's no life in them. He's Life. Notice, the Laodicean church age had denied Him, rejected Him, and had put Him on the outside.
23P:118 Notice, this Angel is the last messenger before the coming of Christ in the 18th chapter of Revelation. The messenger's voice, if we notice, when he gave his voice on the earth, there was a voice echoed again in heaven: 4th verse, if you want to read it (All right.), 4th verse, the 18th chapter. This messenger on the earth was so inclined with God until, when he spoke it on the earth, God echoed the same thing out of heaven. What is that 4th verse translation? What does it mean? God's voice speaking to His predestinated people, saying, "Come out of her," just exactly what the voice was. He's got people all out in there, all out through Babylon. Come out of her, that you be not partakers of her sins (Yes, sir.), out of that dogma and creeds to the Word made Spirit and Life. Amen.
24Greater Than Solomon is Here 64-0306 P:13 There must be a supernatural sign from God to vindicate. No matter how real, how deep it was in theology, how great it sounded, still, if God's supernatural sign didn't vindicate it, it wasn't so, to the Jew. Now, the Old Testament, the Aaron's plate was done away, with the old covenant. But in the New Covenant, God still remains with the Urim Thummim. That is, if a prophet, dreamer, theologian, or whatever it is, speaks something that's contrary to the Word, and God don't echo it back through the Word, I'll let it alone, for It's God's Urim Thummim. And I believe it with all my heart, that It's God's Word.
25Demonology 2 Religious 53-0609 P:55 Now, then the Urim Thummim today is this Bible. If somebody has give a prophecy or a dream, and it don't compare or echo with God's Bible, it's false; don't believe it.
26Notice, When God speaks , that is the original Seed Life, but when he makes manifest His Word or shall we say, God interprets His word by bringing it to pass, that is the manifestation of the Spoken Word, and the manifestation is the echo of the same Voice and same Life.
27Now, I like what brother Branham is telling us in these quotes, because this is John 14:12. Jesus said the works I do, you will do also. In other words, the works I do your life will echo by doing the same. The Words I have spoken, your life will manifest them, and that will be the right interpretation of the revelation, because God interprets His word by bringing it to pass.
28Spoken Word is the Original Seed 62-0318M P:23 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.
So what are you echoing today? Because what you echo today will be played back at the white throne judgment. Then if all our words are the Words of our Father, God, then won't it be a wonderful experience at the White throne judgment? Won't it be wonderful for our Father God, and all the saints, and all the angels to hear our Father's words being repeated back at that time as our Life is reviewed before all to see? Then what will your echo be? Will it be His own words being spoken from your mouth? Or will it be worldly echoes? Worldly songs of lust and sin? Will we all hear songs of praises at that day? Or will we hear country song lyrics when your life is played back for everyone to hear?
30In other words our life in Christ becomes an echo of the Father's Words for everyone to hear. For the Son of God echoes forth the Words of the Father and when we echo His Words we are echoing the Words of Life. And did you know that the Son of God was so single focused that He shut out everything that was not from the Father?
31Remember when we spoke on the parable that Jesus told. Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. And we know he was speaking of being single focused. when he says, "if therefore thine eye be single" he is speaking of our being single focused. And if we are single focused as Jesus was single focused, then we will be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, (that means if your focus becomes deviated from the Truth) thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
38Now, this brings us to our text this morning, "to know that we have Life", and the importance of these words. And this knowing is different from just echoing. for "to know that we echo life" brings rest. And if "we know we echo Life" our whole nature changes, and thus our relationship with God changes, and thus we enter into such a peace that no man could ever rob you of your confidence in your relationship to God and thus God's word.
39We find the text for this study in 1 John 5:13. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
40Again we find that the word "have" here, not hath as before, but the word "have" was translated as have from the Greek word echo as well. "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have (that you echo) eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
41So here we are not looking at the fact that you echo, but rather the fact that you know and are aware that you are echoing. Because then the echo is not just something being done out of a rote learning, as though you are able to simply repeat, because to just repeat does not mean that you truly know and understand what you are doing. But to know that you are echoing back the same words as the Son means that you also understand what those words are that you are saying. And one step further, to know that your life is echoing gives you great comfort knowing that it is not you that lives but Christ is living in you.
42How many people can quote the scriptures verbatim and not even know what it is that they are saying. The denominational world is full of such people. And Jesus faced those kind of people all the time. But to actually see your life becoming a living epistle known and read of all men, ought to excite you because as Paul says, "I know that I Paul have died to self. I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I Paul am still living. I am alive, yet it is not I Paul that is alive, but actually it is Christ Jesus that is alive and living my life for me, and the Life I am now living in this flesh, I am living by the very revelation that the son of God held in Gethsemane, when He said, "Not my will but thy will be done." Because after all, if your will is echoing God's will, then your life is reflecting God Life as well. "For as a man thinketh in His heart so is he, and out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh".
43Who Do You Say This Is? 64-1227 P:34 And again, the church seen Him in His great power of manifesting. Manifesting what? Not manifesting a creed, He was manifesting the Word. He was the Anointed Word, Himself. And when they seen that taking place, the manifestation, the anointed Messiah, they turned It down. They didn't want It. It wasn't in their taste. That's the pitiful part. Just think of it. Just as in other days. See, each had their own interpretation of the Word. That's what the reason Israel didn't recognize Moses. That's the reason the world didn't recognize Noah. That's the reason all the prophets wasn't recognized. They (the people) had their own interpretation of the Word. But God in every age has had His Messiah. See? To reject Noah's Message was to rejecting God. To reject Noah was to perish. To reject Moses was to perish. It was... They were the anointed messiah's for that age, the Word that was promised for that age. And when Jesus came, He was the Fullness of the Word, God, Himself, made into a man's structure, with bones and flesh; the anointed One. And they should've seen that. But you see, their church world had so added here and taken away here and so forth, until it was so messed up till they trusted in their church in the stead of the Word. And when they seen their church anointed, then they thought something great was taking place. But when they seen the Word anointed, then they said, "That's fanaticism. This man is a devil, a Beelzebub." 'Cause it was so contrary to their church creeds and what they had done. And it was that way in every coming of a prophet, the church would be so messed up.
44P:42 By the way, did you know the Word of God never did come to a theologian? Find the Scriptures where It ever did. The Word don't come to theologians; not at all. But, you see, if the Word was made manifest today, the Word for our day, It would be in the taste of God's Word, not in the taste of somebody's idea. God would take His Word that He promised for this day, and anoint It, and It would happen. That's all. There's no way to keep It from happening. It'll do it anyhow, no matter what the church says and what the rest of them believes and it... God will do it anyhow. There'll be just a very few that'll ever know about it. That's right, just a very few. It's always was that way.
45So you see, when we speak of the echoing of God's Word the understanding must be there or the echo will not truly give a certain sound, but an uncertain sound. But we are looking at knowing that we are truly echoing the Son of God and thus we are echoing the very life that was manifested in the Son.
48You find yourself saying the same things God's prophet said, when we are confronted by the same unbelief he was confronted with. I don't know how many times this has happened to me when men bring up questions, or challenge our understanding of the doctrine of Christ, and I find words coming out of my mouth that I hadn't even thought about, but when I check them out later, I find brother Branham said those very same words and therefore it brings much comfort.
49Remember, Jesus said, "He that will confess me before men, I will confess before My Father which is in Heaven." And knowing the word "confess" was taken from the Greek word "Homo-logeo" which means "the same words", I find it quite comforting to find myself saying the same words the Son of God said, because those are the Words of Life that came forth from the Father. For Jesus said, "My words are spirit and they are life."
51The word Parrheisa means: (Assurance, Openly Confident, Absence of fear in speaking.)
This word parrhesia is a Greek word used in scripture to show assurance, open confidence and an absence of fear. I have placed this scripture among those which refer to the end-time conditions of the Elect. This condition of assurance, confidence and absence of fear are a direct result of the Parousia of Christ, His manifesting in His true character and the fact that when He openly reveals Who He is and Why He is here, this brings the Elect into a place where they now know and understand their own position in Christ. This makes them bold, and unashamed before Him.
52In John 7:13 we read, "Howbeit no man spoke parrhesia of Him for fear of the Jews." This shows plainly that parrhesia has to do with having no fear and these people could not have parrhesia [absence of fear] and then have fear at the same time. They were too concerned with what others thought, and not concerned enough with what God Himself thought. This is where parrhesia comes. When we have become so filled with a sense of honor to God that we have no other thoughts but His thoughts that we are willing and wanting to express. But when people are looking for position with man, they will then trim their words to please man. But those with parrhesia are those who because they know who they are and that He is here, they are willing to say only what He said, and do what He says do. They have placed the highest esteem in the Vindicated Word of the hour, and no other words have value to them.
53Again we read in I John 2:28 "And now, little children, abide in Him; that when He shall phaneroo, (To manifest in His True Character) we may have parrhesia, and not be ashamed before Him at His Parousia."
54This lets you know that God's Children are to come to a condition of Parrhesia or an absence of fear when Christ's great presence and disclosure (His manifesting Himself in His True Character) takes place.
56So in essence, we begin to echo Him, and in echoing Him, we begin to manifest his Word to the world, and thus as His true character is revealed or openly manifested to us, we in turn begin to manifest openly our true character that was predestined in us from before the foundations of the world, which is the Word coming into manifestation again, which the word again means another echo off from the original. And we know that since the Spoken Word is the original, and then each time it manifests, it echoes forth from the original, again and again and again.
57Therefore at this time we come into a condition of uninhibited assurance and open confidence. This condition is a result of the unveiling of Christ. He comes not only as Husband, but as our Advocate and Judge. As Husband He does not have to testify against us, and as our advocate He is our defense attorney, and as our Judge the case is sowed up. We are predestined not to fall. He that has begun the good work in you shall perform it. He is the Author and finisher of our faith. As Paul said in Galatians 2, "we live by the faith of the Son of God." It is His faith we live by, not our own. Therefore, "whom the Son shall make free is free indeed." What else could we ask for. This brings confidence as never known before, when, "He which gave the Word is here to confirm it."
58I John 4:17 "Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have parrhesia in the Day of Judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world." Notice, there is that echo again. "As he is so are we". "The Works that I do you shall do also." There's your echoing the son of God and you echoing the Life of the son of God.
591 John 5:12 He that hath (echoes) the Son hath (echoes) life; and he that hath (echoes) not the Son of God hath (echoes) not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
60In the Day when the Judge is present, which we find in James 5: 9, Rev 3: 20 and John 12:48 we shall have parrhesia, which is an absence of fear. It also let's us know that this parrhesia comes as a result of seeing Him as He truly is. Because, "As He is so are we". And thus we know that we echo eternal life.
61This statement alone ensures us of tremendous blessings and confidence or absence of fear. How could God deny any part of Himself. He can't. Then how could He deny His Seed? He can't. Then what have we to fear? He is here to ensure that we do not fall this time.
62In Ephesians 3:12 We read, "In Whom we have parrhesia and access with confidence by the faith of Him." Notice, this uninhibited confidence or absence of fear comes by receiving His Faith. It tells us that it comes by the faith of Him. It is not our faith, but His faith that does this. Jesus was the first one to display this uninhibited boldness because He knew who he was and Who sent Him as we find him in John chapters 6,7,8,9, and 10 taking on with confidence the Pharisees and religious leaders of His day, and letting them have it with both barrels.
63Again we find the Apostle Paul speaking of this parrhesia in Hebrews 4:16 "Let us therefore come with parrhesia unto the throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find Grace to help in time of need." God wants us to come into His presence by revelation with full assurance and He has assured us that in so doing we shall receive not only His mercy but also His Grace that will meet whatsoever requirements we might lack. "He that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is a Rewarder of them who diligently seek Him." We must come in confidence that He hears us.
64The very fact that He has come down in this hour and has unveiled Himself to His Seed and has let us know Him as never before and has established a relationship with us let's us see how much He loves us and wants to fellowship with us. Then, seeing through the revealed Word for this hour our place in Christ, and our relationship to God as our Loving Father, we understand more fully our relationship that began in Him before the foundations of the world, where we were in His thoughts and made manifest finally in this hour. What confidence this should brings to us.
65Again we find in Hebrews 10:35 "Cast not away therefore your confidence (parrhesia), which hath great recompense of reward." He has already blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, but we fail to receive what He has already assured us by promise. Therefore, Paul is telling us here that we must first receive this "Parrhesia" in order to receive every other predestined blessing; especially those promises that have to do with our placement and inheritance. And notice here he says, "the parrhesia has great recompense of reward."
66Now, the word Recompense is an award given as a form of retribution for hurt or damage. God knows that "all that live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." So He gives us a boldness to stand when we have done all we can do to stand, and "through faith and patience we shall inherit the promises." We also see in 2 Thessalonians 1: 4 - 5, 7, 10-12 that we receive a manifest token of God's judging us worthy, and thus we receive His very mindset, His Glory, His Doxa.
67In John 16:25-29 we find Jesus speaking to the disciples the following about this parrhesia.."These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: But the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you parrhesia of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name; and I shall say unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples said unto Him, lo, now speakest Thou parrhesia, and speakest no proverb."
68Jesus Himself was full of parrhesia and He says that in the day when He discloses or unveils the Mighty God before us, that we will also come into this state of parrhesia and will not be inhibited in our prayer to God. We will know the will of God and the mind of God. He will show parrhesia to us. This let's you know that we get this parrhesia from something that is shown us or disclosed to us. And thus echoed to us, and we thus echo it back to God from whence it came originally.
69In conclusion, in our text we read of the importance to know that we echo the Son of God. And we found that it brings us into a rest and confidence or assurance of Faith. In this next scripture we will find the evidence of our parrhesia with God.
70I John 3:21 "Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we parrhesia toward God." The condition of our heart is the only inhibiting force in our parrhesia toward God. As we saw earlier, our parrhesia comes by His faith. We are assured of receiving His parrhesia if we receive His Faith, if we echo Him, we echo the Father. And how could God condemn you for echoing him? Every Father wants his children to echo himself, and His Words.
71I John 5:14 " And this is the parrhesia that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us." Notice he said "according to Your will." That's what Jesus said, "I have come to do thy will O God". I have come to manifest openly thy thoughts and echo thee Father. What uninhibited confidence we have in Him, that we are assured that He will always hear us.