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2Exodus 12:22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. 23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
7Gracious Father, we come to Thee tonight having read from your Word that the blood of the Lamb was a sign, it was an identifiable characteristic that you were looking for at the first Exodus when you sent forth your death Angel to bring forth the last plague. And all those who had that identifiable characteristic upon their home were spared Your wrath in that hour when you sent forth your death angel.
Father we recognize that we are now in the last Church Age, and this is the last Exodus, The Third Exodus, where your Presence has been made know by Your Pillar of Fire among your people, and you sent to us a prophet like unto Moses, and You have vindicated the Message that Your prophet spoke to us. And we recognize also Father that you are the same and change not, and so we have also applied the identifiable Characteristic of the Life that was in the Blood of Your Son Jesus, Your Holy Spirit. We have applied Your Spirit and the Life of Your Word to our homes and we believe that you see it and know that we've applied it, and therefore we ask that you pass over our homes when your wrath strikes the earth in this hour, and take us out of here before the burning, for we ask it in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
9Now, this evening we will continue our study of brother Branham's sermon on the Token, and we will pick up at paragraph 29 where brother Branham begins to speak on the Token as the identifiable Characteristic of God's Presence and Life in this hour.
10The Token Sep. 1, 1963 pp. 29 And the worshipper, applying the blood over himself, showed that he was identified in the redemption, because he has identified himself with the sacrifice, connecting himself to the sacrifice, and the blood stood for the token. How wonderful. What a picture it is. It's a perfect type of Christ. Just exactly. The believer, today, standing under the shed Blood, identified with the Sacrifice, just as perfect as it can be. And how that Christ, not being an animal... You see, the animal died, but it was the most innocent thing that we have, I suppose, would be the animal, the lamb. When God wanted to identify Jesus Christ, He identified Him as a lamb. And when He wanted to identify Himself, He identified Himself as a bird, a dove. And the dove is the most innocent and cleanest of all the bird life, and the lamb is the most innocent and pure of all the animal life.
12Leviticus 5:7 And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering. 8 And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder: 9 And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.10 And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him.
14Hebrews 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
15In other words, Paul tells us here that the Law was a sort of type or shadow, and as a type or shadow it was not the Thing itself but a similitude of the thing. In other words, an image is not the original, it is only a copy of the original. so he is telling us what we saw in the Old testament was only a shadow of what was to come, but not the thing that we are to look for or focus on. And he tells us that it had to be done every single year, because the life of the lamb or turtledove was only the innocent life of an animal, and that Life could not come back upon the believer to change the believer.
162 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
17Ok, now we are getting down to the point of what the Apostle Paul is telling us here. he says, these bodies of the lamb and turtledove were only a shadow of the body of Jesus Christ God's Lamb. And remember, the Son of God was represented as a Lamb, but God Himself when he came down to indwell His Son came in the form of a Dove. Now, keep that in mind as we read concerning the sacrifice of the lamb slain and the turtledove blood offering.
1811 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
19You see, last Sunday we spoke on how that "forgiveness" of sin is not "remittance" of sin. And in the old testament the sinner would bring the dove or the Lamb for forgiveness of their sin, but the blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, by the shedding of His Blood, that very Blood which was the Blood of God, contained the very Life of God, and that blood or life could come back upon the believer like the blood of the turtledove upon it's mate, and change the Life forever, because he is a new creation in Christ Jesus. All things are new, old things are passed away.
2015 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
21So you have a duel promise in the atonement, here. The Life of Christ coming into the heart of the believer and the total remittance of their sinful nature.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
2319 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. (There's your old testament turtledove offering in type.) 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
24from his sermon, Resurrection of Lazarus 53-1122 P:21 Brother Branham said, "Now, first we want to get the background of it and find out... And I want you to pray with me now, and give me your undivided attention just for a few moments. I believe in the resurrection. I believe in a bodily physical resurrection. I believe in the physical bodily return of Jesus Christ. I believe that His Church is His representative on the earth now. I believe that the Church is washed with the Blood of Jesus Christ. And the Church is a Holy Ghost filled Church, preaches holiness to the very extremes. Don't you think so? I think of in the Bible when there was a sin offering, they taken two turtledoves, or a cleansing for leprosy... Leprosy in the Bible was a type of sin. They used to take two doves, and one of them, they took and pulled its head off, and turned it up like this and bled the blood... let the blood come on the other live mate, take it to the window and turn the dove loose, the live one, and as it fluttered its little wings, why, the blood fell down to the ground off of its dead mate, and that blood hitting and splattering on the ground from the dead mate, cried to the Lord, "Holy, holy, holy, unto the Lord."
25From that time 60-0716 P:55 Now, the turtledove was always, represented or was an atonement for sickness. See, the doves was not separated; the others was separated, because the covenant with the Gospel was changed from law to grace, but Divine healing has always remained the same. For leprosy cured, they took a pigeon or a dove, and cut its head off, and poured the blood over on the other one, and it went forth for the cleansing of leprosy, sprinkling, crying "Holy". Now, notice in this, the doves wasn't separated. Now, notice the symbol Oh, my. I hope you get this.
26In other words, when the Dove, when His head was removed, which represented Christ Jesus the son of God going from Gethsemane to the Cross without His Headship, without the fullness of the Holy Ghost in him because God left Him in Gethsemane, then that Headless body was made our sacrifice, and the blood of that body, was Sprinkled on the living mate for cleansing.
27Oh, listen, Jesus the man was identified by the Lamb, but the Dove identified God the Father. And it was the head that was pulled off Signifying Jesus had to go to the cross without the Father, that is why He was wounded in His head right after Gethsemane, and he walked with that wounded Head, a crown of thorns spilling His blood, the very Blood of God, and By His Stripes we are healed, and the blood that was shed by the headless body of the turtledove, was in type the very blood of God that was in His Son. And where was it sprinkled on? The living mate. wheeew!!
28What Identification. And "when I see the blood I will pass over Thee." and in this hour, it is no longer the physical chemical of blood but the very Life that was in the Blood has been sprinkled upon the living mate, you and me. And it is no longer you that is living but Christ is living in you, and the Life we now live in this flesh, we live by the same Faith that Jesus had in Gethsemane when he said, "I have come to do thy will o God".
29That is why the Life that was in the blood, the very nature that was in that blood before it was spilled and sprinkled over the living mate, is the same Life that in the blood after it was sprinkled over that living mate. And it changes that mate, because now when that mate flops it's wings it too is shedding the very blood of the original seed.
30Listen to what Brother Branham says here and you will understand why John 14:12 is so crucial to us. From his sermon, Revelation chapter 4 pt 3 throne mercy 61-0108 P:151 Now, let's go over here to John 14:12 and see if John's going to back up and guard the precious things of Pentecost. In John, 14th chapter and the 12th verse, Jesus speaking...Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; 'cause I go to My Father. Oh, brother, that gate there, that eagle was setting right there, 'cause that's the evangelistic service, you know, flying like an eagle. Swiftness, go plumb up into the prophetic land up there (You see?), and foresees things, and tells things that was, which is, and shall come. See? Setting right there guarding, said, "The works that I do." Watch that eagle. See? Here's the lion, the servant. Jesus gave them power. And He protects it; He protects Acts 2:38. He backs her right up there, that lion. Here comes that swiftness of the Gospel, with this eagle, saying, "These works that I do shall you do also. More than this shall you do," fly across the world with it. Like the dove that had the mate's head pulled off, and pulled under the blood, sprinkled down, crying, "Holy, holy, holy, unto the Lord," clean the leper. Yeah.
31So the eagle which is Christ flying like the Dove, Sprinkles the same blood upon others, like the blood was sprinkled onto the living mate, and then sprinkled by the living mate to the world. There's your imparting Life. From Jesus, to the prophet, to the Believers, to others. But it's all by the same blood, the same Life.
3230 So, you see, when Jesus was baptized by John, and the Bible said, "And he saw the Spirit of God like a dove coming down upon Him." Therefore, if it had been a wolf, or if it had been any other animal, the nature of the dove could not have blended with the nature of the wolf. Neither could the nature of the dove blend with any other animal but the lamb. And those two natures came together. Then they could agree with each other.
33This evening I would like to look at this thought of Identification with the nature of the Token. As you see, brother Branham is showing us here that the nature of the Worshipper must be identified with the nature of the Token.
35So this evening, I would like to take a short Message on this identification between the Two natures, yours and God's. Because he let's us know that Those two natures must come together for the Token to be completely applied. And this we know is the hour that the Token must be applied. And your nature won't do, so you must die to self, and let His nature come in, because only His nature can identify with the Token, because it is the token.
36God identifying Himself 64-0320 P:33 The pouring out of the Holy Ghost in the last days upon the common people has identified God's characteristic with the people. He promised it. It's the Word. He said He'd do it. Nobody can take it back. He said He would do it. So all these things that He's promised, that's what He does. It identifies His characteristic. Yes, sir. "Don't believe it, don't believe My claims, if My characteristic isn't that of God." Now, notice in John 14:12, "He that believeth on Me," He said, "has My identification, My characteristic. He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also." That identifies that the character of Christ is in him, displaying the characteristics of Him. Amen.
38But in his sermon, Proving His Word 65-0426 P:100 brother Branham let's us know that the church has long ago lost it's identification with God and His Word. He types the church with the Hawk, and he said in paragraph 100 "But this hawk has long lost its identification, because it doesn't no more sail through the air and hunt its meat like it's supposed to. But it sets on the telephone wires and acts like a scavenger. He hunts for dead rabbits that the cars has killed, and him and the vultures get out there and eat together. He hops like a vulture, instead of walking like he should walk. He's lost his identification. And I say this with all godly love and respect, the church has long lost her identification as a sister eagle. She sets around instead of digging into the Word and find where these things are right, she waits for a bunch of Sunday school literature that's been made up by a bunch of intellectuals somewhere, some dead rabbit that's been killed somewhere else, hops like a vulture. God, help us to fly away from that. These promises are true. Not what somebody said about It, but what God said about them.
39Notice the church looks like an eagle and can fly high but not as high as an eagle, but chooses rather to set on tree tops, and barn fence posts and telephone posts looking for easy food. They don't dig in and find the food for themselves, they would rather let the preacher dig for the food and feed it to them. They are lazy, they are Laodicean and they are lukewarm. And their ministers don't encourage them to find out for themselves, they say, "listen to me, don't go sharing quotes and don't even go looking for them, because you will not understand them, because you must come to me, I am your shepherd, I am your leader, I will feed you. And then they wait for some road kill that's easy food to get too.
41And brother Branham said in God identified by characteristics 64-0311 P:23 Today, Luther said, (that's the Lutherans, they say) "When you believe, you've got It." The Methodist say, "When you shout, you got It." The Pentecostal said, "When you spoke in tongues, you had It." We find all that wrong. Some of them said, "The fruit of the Spirit's got It." And it's wrong. The only evidence is, is when the a-vindication, when God Himself identifies Himself in the promised Word of the hour. There it is. Who had any more fruits of the Spirit than them kind old priests, circumcised the children, and blessed them, and everything else? And here this guy Jesus was, come around, kicked over their sacrifice blocks, looked upon them with anger, beat them, run them out, no identification of nothing. The Scripture is His identification. He had no fellowship card; He belonged to no organization. But God spoke of Him; that was His identification. That's the genuine identification of God in any hour, is His identification. That's what it is, the Scriptures that's promised made identified by the characteristic of the promise which is God, and God is the Word. And the characteristic of that promise being identified, that makes the believer. Jesus said so, and that settles it. Amen. Notice, now we find out, the characteristics identify Him. As He said, "If it doesn't do it, then don't believe Me." Now, Jesus spoke that it would identify Him.
43God identifying Himself 64-0320 P:4 Now, a characteristic of anything identifies what it is. Now, like in all nature, flowers are identified many times by their characteristic. If they're close together, of one specie to another, the characteristic of that flower will identify what flower it is.
44In His sermon, God identifying Himself by His Characteristics 64-0320 P:5 Brother Branham said, I'm a hunter. And you have to know the characteristic of the animal that you're hunting, or sometimes you can be certainly deceived. For instance, like the stone sheep way up in British Columbia... I was just under the Yukon this last fall. A couple of brethren here now was with me, and we were hunting. Now, if you didn't know the difference when you was tracking a sheep, or a deer, you couldn't tell the difference unless you was a shrewd hunter, because they make the same kind of tracks. They bound when they run away. And then, you see one standing at a distance with his head hid, why, you would hardly know the difference. They're about the same size across the rump part, that's white, just like the deer. It'd be very hard to tell them. But his horns identifies his characteristic, by them horns. The sheep has a horn that rounds, and a deer has prongs that run out. And another thing, a deer wouldn't go quite that high to feed. And then the goat walking also... There's a characteristic in a goat and a sheep, that you'd have to know the difference in them when you were up high, because they both dwell high in the mountain. You have to know the difference. But if you notice, a goat stumbles himself as he walks, where a sheep sets his feet down like this as he walks the characteristic of the way he makes his track. You identify your game by the characteristics of what it does, and how it acts, and what it feeds, and everything. It identifies itself by its characteristic. And then, you jump one, and watch what it happens. You can tell the way they go. You can tell by that characteristic of different animals.
45God identified by characteristics 64-0311 P:22 John 14:12, "He that believeth," Jesus said, "on Me, the works that I do shall he do also." Now, look, "He that believeth on Me (a true believer), the works that I do shall he do also." Notice. In other words, like this, "He that believeth on Me, shall be identified by My characteristic, the works." Now, that--that's what He did. He said, "If I don't do the Father's works, then don't believe Me." And the Father spoke to the prophets, and that was their characteristic, identification. So was it with Jesus. And promised it to him that believeth, "My characteristics shall do in him just as it did in Me. And if I do not the works of My Father, then don't believe Me. But if I do the works, and you can't believe Me, then believe the works, because it's spoken of; it must be." He said, "Search the Scriptures, for in Them you think you have Eternal Life, and They are They that tell you Who I am." That was Jesus (See?), God manifested, showing Himself. "They testify Who I am." That makes Hebrews 1:1 now, "God in sundry times spake by the prophets," clearly identifying the characteristic now of the resurrection of His Son. God spoke by the prophets then, through His Son now. The unchangeable God, the same characteristic, "The works that I do, shall you do also." God's known by His identified characteristic. That's how you know. You say, "Well, I tell you this; we sing this, we do this, and we do." That's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about the Word made manifest and identifying this Life, the characteristics of the promised Word for the age. Them Pharisees knowed that Bible as good as anybody, better than any of us clergymen know ours today. They had to live by It. Their great-great-grandfather were priests. They studied It, day and night, and they failed to see that identified Word.
46In Br. Branham's sermon, Spiritual Amnesia-64-0411 he said, "You can't forget it and be a Christian. You must be identified with it. You must be identified with St. John the 14th chapter, the 12th verse, "He that believeth with Me, the works that I do shall he do also." Don't forget it. If you do, then you've got spiritual amnesia. You've forgotten who you are. You've forgotten what your testimony means.
47Now, he said you must be identified with it or you have spiritual amnesia. The word "Identified" means to cause to be, or become identical . b: to conceive as united in spirit, outlook, or principle): to be or become the same. Therefore it means more than to just agree with John 14:12, it means you must become John 14:12 in your own life.
48Again let me read from God identifying Himself 64-0320 P:33 The pouring out of the Holy Ghost in the last days upon the common people has identified God's characteristic with the people. He promised it. It's the Word. He said He'd do it. Nobody can take it back. He said He would do it. So all these things that He's promised, that's what He does. It identifies His characteristic. Yes, sir. "Don't believe it, don't believe My claims, if My characteristic isn't that of God." Now, notice in John 14:12, "He that believeth on Me," He said, "has My identification, My characteristic. He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also." That identifies that the character of Christ is in him, displaying the characteristics of Him. Amen.
49P:34 See, there's no mistake about it. His life... "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also." See, that identifies the characteristics, same thing He said. "If My character doesn't identify Myself, God in Him," then he don't believe Him. Now, He also said that He would be identified in that. Then that, if it doesn't identify Him, then He isn't what He says. And today if Christ doesn't identify Hisself, the characteristic of Christ identify us as being of Christ, believing the Word... Jesus was the Word, so He had to believe the Word. And how can we say that we are of Christ and deny any Word in that Bible? The Holy Spirit of Christ is God in you. And it'll punctuate every promise with a "Amen." The Bible said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." The Spirit of God said, "Amen." See? One of them said, "No, that was for another age. That was for disciples only." "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He (anywhere, all the world) that believeth, these signs shall follow him," same thing, same yesterday, today, and forever, the characteristic being identified. That makes Hebrews 1:1, "God of sundry times, speaking to the fathers by the prophets," identifying Christ resurrected today by the same characteristic that He did in sundry times.
50Identified Christ of all ages 64-0401 P:90 God's characteristics identifying Hisself, do you believe He's here? How many believers? Lay your hands on one another then. Put your hands over on one another. Put your hands on each other then. Our heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ, may the devil leave this audience, and may he be cast out into outer darkness.
51God identifying Himself 64-0320 P:21 But always the appearing according to the promised Word for the age, all this unusualness... Now, there's some people might go around and say, "Well, this is unusual. That's God. This is unusual." But, you see, it has to be identified by the Word, and the Word is God. See? And then the characteristic of this identification identifies who it is, 'cause God said this would happen, and it happens. See? The characteristic of it is God's Word being identified, by the characteristic of what's going on. He said in the last days he'd pour out the Holy Ghost. He did it. The characteristics of it identified that it was God, His Word promised. See, it always identifies itself. Now, it always, every time, corrects the word when the word is said wrong. Did you ever notice? It was in the days of Noah that corrected that scientific age, that God was going to bring water down out of the heavens. It was Moses (See?) that corrected, when they was all settled down in Egypt, and so forth. But God's Word had to come to be identified. And the truth of the Word corrects the error.
52Notice he said the appearing according to the promised Word for the Age. And then he said, it has to be identified by the Word, and the Word is God. See? And then the characteristic of this identification identifies who it is, 'cause God said this would happen...
54God is identified by His Characteristics 64-0311 P:13 Another thing, the one, the prophet Balaam, was fundamental, but the prophet Moses was identified by the characteristics of God. There was the Pillar of Fire, supernatural Light hanging over them. And there was great healings in their camp, supernatural God showing supernatural signs. And they were staying exactly with the Word of promise that God gave Abraham back in the time that both nations started. But now, Moses had Abraham's promise, going to the promised land. Balaam, also a prophet of the Lord, standing down there... And the only way that you could identify, not from their fundamental teaching, but by the characteristic of God. There was the sound of a shout of the voice of the King down here with Israel. The atonement was in effect, a Brass Serpent, a smitten Rock. And God was with them, identifying Himself in a supernatural Light, and healing their sickness and diseases as they went on. The characteristics proved what He was, staying in a line of the Word for that age, for the age that they were living in. God's characteristics identified Himself with Moses. See, the characteristics of God identified with Moses. The Pillar of Fire, the atonement in action, the supernatural, smitten Rock, and also the Brass Serpent, speaking of healing, and then again they were in the line of duty of the promise of God.
55Christ is identified the same 64-0415 P:42 Now, we see, He... God, then, identifying Himself in all ages, how? How did He identify Himself now? What characteristic did He use? His same characteristic from the beginning: manifesting His Word, making His Word to live. That's the identification: the promised Word of that age. See now, when Moses come, he couldn't said, "Now, we're going to build an ark and float out of here." That was Noah's message. That's the trouble. When Jesus came on the scene, He found those Hebrews living in the glare of another light. And that's what it is today; that's what it is in every age. They live in the glare of another light. That's the reason that you Methodists, when you come on the scene... Luther was, He was living in the glare of a Lutheran age. They couldn't accept John Wesley. When Pentecostal come on, the Methodists couldn't accept Pentecost, because it was living in the glare of Methodist. And now, I wonder what kind of glare the Pentecostals are living in. See? What you want to do is search the Scriptures and find out the hour that we're living in, and then what's supposed to be here at that time, and see if God makes that live and manifests it. Then that's the thing we got the right interpretation to the age.
58Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: This hasn't happened yet. But it will, because God said so.
5914 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: This hasn't happened yet, but it will because God said so.
60Romans 8:15-23 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Has this happened yet? If so, God identifies it by bringing it to pass.
6116 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. "Glorified together", Is this happening? If so, God identifies it by bringing it to pass.18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Is this happening? If so, God identifies it by bringing it to pass.19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. Is this happening? If so, God identifies it by bringing it to pass.
62Romans 8:29-30 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. Is this happening? If so, God identifies it by bringing it to pass.
63Galatians 4:1-7 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: 4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.