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1Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: (the cool of the day is in the evening time) and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
2Voice of God 63-0120M P:43 Adam heard His Voice in the cool of the evening and had fellowship with Him. There was no condemnation to Adam. He heard the Voice of God, and he said, "Father, now I lay me down to sleep." And he laid down and Eve on his arm; the lion, the tiger, and the wild beasts laid right around him; there was no harm, no way of getting sick, no way of wondering if he'd wake up in the morning, they're going to wake up. Adam heard His Voice in the way that he ought to have heard it. But one day he heard his wife's voice. Now, I better leave that alone for a while. But he listened to the wrong voice, yet it was his wife, the closest tie he had on earth. Why didn't he, like Job, "Thou speakest like a foolish woman"? And if it would, the whole human race would be living instead of dying. It changed the course of human beings and time. But he heard a Voice of God, he had fellowship with it, but when he turned... How did he know that his wife was wrong? Remember, it was pleasant.
3Let us pray, dear Father we come this evening in the precious name of your first born Son Jesus Christ, and we hear these beautiful words concerning the refreshing that comes from your Presence Lord. May we come tonight into that presence and be refreshed even as Adam and Eve were refreshed by your presence in the cool of the evening in their day. We would ask that you might bring us back into that fellowship that was lost back there in the garden because Eve stepped out from thy Word. May we step back into Thy Word and find our rest and fellowship with you, for we ask it in Jesus Christ's name, Amen.
5Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, (that's Malachi 4) which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
6Notice we find in find in Acts chapter 3 that God's Presence is to come, and in His presence there is to be a refreshing. That's what he said here. "when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord".
9You know, this walking in the presence of the Light, the Word of God, by walking with His Holy Spirit, not only brings fellowship but it brings cleansing. And not only cleansing, but the cleansing brings with it rest.
10There's nothing like a nice dip into cool water on a hot muggy day to relax the body and help it unwind from the stresses of life. And there's nothing like a hot soak in the tub on a cold frigid day when you've been out and it's so cold you think you can never get warm again. But step into the water and there's something about water that relieves the pain and aching in your body.
11They even use water treatment for those with tremendous joint pain. They submerge the bodies in it and then walk around in the water and they are free of the pains of arthritis and other abnormalities. There's something about the water.
12You know, they had a custom back in the days of Jesus that when you had been traveling all day, and when you finally arrived at one of the homes of the brethren for fellowship, as you entered their doorway, you would slip off your shoes and they had a basin there for you to wash your feet. And there was a reason for that custom. And it wasn't to just make sure your dirty feet did not mess up their floors. many of those floors were dirt so it did not matter.
14And if you've ever liked to hike into nature, there's nothing like walking for miles, and then coming to a cool stream and taking off your shoes and setting your feet into the cool water to take away all the pain and discomfort that the pounding of your feet have taken while you were hiking.
15I remember so well, many times in my youth, we walked for hour upon hour in the woods near my home, and we loved to come to the Nine Mile Creek which was fed by many small cold streams that came out of the ground. We would stop and take off our shoes and just place our feet into that cool water. It brought rest to the entire body. And in doing so, your feet would be refreshed to walk many more miles.
20Church dedication 59-0708M P:25 God, let this sink deep in the hearts. The Word of God has no right to be preached out of an unholy mouth. It should not be preached out of a mouth of a man that would say that Jesus Christ was once one thing and now something else. It must be preached by a power of the living God through sanctified lips that's dedicated to the service of the Lord. Let these ashes, the waters of separation, be kept in a holy place. No believer that ever takes on the Name of the Lord Jesus, that ever confesses Him as Saviour, should ever do anything of the world. If he does, he should repent of it quickly, because them words of the waters of separation must be kept in a holy place, handled with clean hands. No man has a right to preach the Gospel without first being sanctified from the cares and things of this world.
23Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
25This sermon tonight could very well be placed as a part of our series on TWINS, because we are still showing you there are two spirits, a Holy Spirit in a sanctified and consecrated people and an unholy spirit in a religious people. And God will not place his Holy Spirit in an unholy vessel.
Because we are living in the hour when God is sifting out the wheat from the pulp, and he is gathering His Seed into His garner. This is the hour when he that is Holy will be Holy Still and He that is unholy will be unholy still.
26Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
27Angel of God 48-0304 P:44 I believe the separating time is here now. Letting him that's filthy be filthy still; let him that's holy, holy still. The hour's come when God's drawing the separating line. That's right. Church is near to be in the rapture.
28This leads us to what we will read from brother Branham's sermon tonight on "What the Holy Ghost was given for." Tonight we will read from paragraph 16.
16 And in the cool of the evening He'd come down and commune with them. And there He lost that fellowship, because sin would not let Him do it.
29Notice that God would come down for fellowship in the cool of the evening, and I have traveled throughout most of the countries in Central and Southern parts of Africa, and it is very interesting to drive through the streets of the villages at night, coming back from meetings, because you will see more people out in the late evening time, in the cool of the evening than you will see outside during the day.
30It seems they do not wish to stay inside at that time, and that amazed me because the mosquitoes also come out at dusk. But the homes are still hot from all day basking in the sun and so the people congregate outside and just talk to each other until very late, once the homes have cooled back down.
32"16 And in the cool of the evening He'd come down and commune with them. And there He lost that fellowship, because sin would not let Him do it. And then He was made flesh and dwelt among us in order that He could come back again to man, and live in man, and restore man to a state of communion with Him again, and give him back his God given right. That's what He did. That's the purpose of the Holy Ghost: It's the Father again, God the Father dwelling in you, working out His plans to finish His plan of redemption, working through you, making you a co-worker with Him, giving you a place, giving you a part for your fallen lost brother and sister, giving you His Spirit and His love to go hunt the lost as He did in the garden of Eden. "Adam, Adam, where art thou?" That's what the Holy Spirit does to a man or a woman. When It strikes into their heart and takes Its abode, there's a thirst and a hungering for lost souls. That's what's the matter with the meetings today; there's not enough Spirit touch in it to go for the souls of the lost and the dying. It's more to make a name, or a church, or a building, or a denomination, instead of a soul winning program. How pitiful. We could stay on it much.
33Now, this evening we will look at just one thought here. This fellowship that God had with Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening, and how it was broken. and he says here it was broken because God, Who is Holy Could not have fellowship with an unholy Spirit.
35So we have the scene being played out again for us in this hour, and if alpha repeats in Omega, God has come down once again in the evening time, to fellowship with His children. But I want you to notice that brother Branham let us know that it was sin which is unbelief that separated God from his children back in the beginning.
37Brother Branham said in his sermon, Humble thyself 63-0714E P:30 I truly believe that what Brother Vayle said is the truth, that God will never put His Spirit in an unholy, unrighteous, disobedient temple. No, It's got to come in the way of the cleansing of our hearts from all guile and iniquity, that we might be pure before God, that He might work His pure Holy Spirit through us to bring these things to pass. I think that, when you go home tonight, if you would read that little Book of Jude, you'd just learn a whole lot now of what Brother Vayle has said. And he said that, "I earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints." They'd got away from it. How men of corrupt mind, and so forth, had come in and beguiled them away from the real things of God. And God can only operate as we let Him operate. And there's so many wonderful things about saying the... 31 You know, people want power, and really they don't know what power is. See? They don't really know what goes with it. The way up is down always. If you want power, see how humble you can get. Just get away from all your worldly thinking, and humble yourself before God, and then you've got more power than the man that runs all over the building and makes a big lot of noise (See?); because you have been able to conquer yourself and commit yourself to Christ (You see?) to humble yourself before Him. That's really power. You show me a church that's humble, real humble, not a arrogant church, just a sweet, humble church, I'll show you a church that has the favor and power of God in it. That's right. That's the thing it takes, humility, humbling ourselves before God, and letting God just work through us....
38Man running from presence 65-0217 P:63 If you can see people today, There's two spirits; and One of them is the Holy Spirit; the other one's a unholy spirit, and one's governed by that. And both of them religious, now, that's the strange part; they're both religious. And just like Esau and Jacob was, both religious; like Cain and Abel was, both religious; like Judas and Jesus was, both religion--both religious... And we see it today, both sides religious. See, it's the same spirit. The people die, but the spirit doesn't die; it goes right on. Both religious, one of them is possessed with the Holy Spirit that lives the kind of life that they should live and walk godly and honest. They wouldn't beat you out of a penny, and they'd do everything honest that they could to help you, and the others just as nice as they can be. And the others we find out it's just visa versa, and yet both of them are religious spirits. Two of them, one Holy Spirit and the other a unholy spirit. And if you notice it'll... Even though claiming religion, they'll make fun of you and call you a holy-roller; they do anything they can.
39God of this evil age 65-0801M P:31 The two spirits, one of them God's Holy Spirit, the other one the devil's spirit working in deception. The people of the earth are now making their choice. The Holy Spirit is here calling out a Bride for Christ. He's doing it by vindicating His Word of promise to Her for this age, showing that It is Christ. If the finger's supposed to move in this age, the finger will move. If the foot's supposed to move in this age, the foot will move. If the eye is to see in this age, the eye will see. See? The Spirit of God, as It's grown into the full statue of God is... The age that we're now living in, the Holy Spirit is here vindicating the Message of the hour. And the Holy Spirit is doing this, so that the people that believe God will be called out of this chaos. The devil's unholy spirit is here calling his church by the error, as usual, by perversion of the Word of God like he did at the beginning. See it coming right back to that seed time again? From Eden, here it is again.
40Hear ye Him 57-0125 P:23 Now, hear it is. I want you to see it. Notice, what a beautiful picture that when a child was born into the Kingdom of God, the Father has given us a Tutor, the Holy Spirit. Not a bishop, but a Holy Spirit, a Raiser. And this tutor brought word to the father how the child progressed. And so does the Holy Spirit bring to the Father how His church is progressing. Oh, my. How He must dread to tell the Father the way we behave ourselves. Why, sure. All confused, one is this a way and one... Oh, what a disgrace it is. All separated and divided, arguing, and fussing, and disputing over little petty differences: unbelief, unthankful, unholy, without even natural affection when we should be in love the Father. Now, so as the tutor, the raiser that was selected by the Father... Oh, do you see it? The Father never selected an archbishop. The Father never selected something else or some denomination, oh, as good as it is. The Father selected the Holy Spirit to be our Teacher. He is to raise us.
41Power of transformation 65-1031M P:93 Notice. The reason that they didn't know they were naked in the beginning, there was a Holy Spirit veil them from nakedness. They didn't know it. The Holy Spirit was over their eyes; they seen nothing but their brother and sister. See? The laws... And they didn't know they were naked. Holy Spirit...Now, the spirit of unholiness, uncleanliness, and lust has veiled them: education, science, "Why, it's scientific. Wear shorts, it's cooler." The Indians teach you better than that. They wrap up in a blanket to be air conditioned (See?), and put on them... See, education has absolutely come back to a time, the very thing that they think has brought them to culture and civilization, has put them back in ignorance again worse than they was in the first place.
42Doors in door 65-0206 P:66 Look at these women out on the street, and it's a disgrace. Maybe innocent little women with these little bitty clothes on (See?), why, it's a disgrace, the way they look. Well, you say, "Why, woman, you are committing adultery." They say, "Wait a minute here, young man. I'm just as virtuous as I..." That might be so in your own thoughts. And it might be so, proving even by a medical examination that you might be. But, remember, at the day of the judgment, you're going to answer for committing adultery. Jesus said, "Whosoever looketh upon a women to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart," and you presented yourself to him. See how the Devil's got them blinded? It's a disgrace. It's a shame. You see, they got a spirit. It's a spirit that does that. It's an unholy spirit. But a genuine Holy Spirit will make a woman dress decently and look holy.
43So what we are looking at tonight is the two spirits motivating two different types of people even though both are religious. But One is the Holy Spirit, and as Brother Branham actually quoted from brother Veils sermon on why Mark 16 is not being produced in the churches, notice he said, "I truly believe that what Brother Vayle said is the truth, that God will never put His Spirit in an unholy, unrighteous, disobedient temple."
45Brother Branham said in his sermon, Thinking man's filter 65-0822E P:72 Now, let us all tonight check our desires, and then you can see what kind of a filter you've been drawing through. Let's check, each one of us, here and out across the nation. Check your desires, what you want really in life. Check what you're fighting for. Check what you're here for. Check what you go to church for. What makes you... It's good to go to church, but just don't go to church only; that won't save you. See? Just check just a few minutes. Say, "Is my objective... What--what kind of a filter am I drawing through anyhow?" And if you won't cope with the Word of God, and your soul don't do it, then there's something wrong, for it shows up your taste, that the life, what kind of a life is in you. If it's a holy, discreet, honorable, it'll come out that way. If it isn't you've got another taste in you you're drawing from. That's exactly right. And if the taste is the Word of God and the will of God, then you know what's in you, what's drawing the taste. Shows you are a part of that Word. That Word is in you drawing from the Word.
46And again from the same sermon, Thinking man's filter 65-0822E P:49 Notice that Word cannot deny Itself. Then it is satisfied, or it's the desire. It's a desire of what? What made you desire It in the first place? Because down in your soul there was a predestinated seed which was Eternal Life always laying in there--always was in there. "All that the Father has given Me will come to Me. There isn't any of them going to be lost." "A thinking man's taste..." When a thinking man hears the Word of God, "My sheep hear My Voice, a stranger they will not follow," for down in there is Life, and Life connects with Life. Sin connects with sin, and sin is so hypocritical until it thinks that it's saved when it isn't saved. It's in the very depths of hypocrisy. Church members want a denomination filter so that they can have their own desire and still be classed religious people. You hear them say, "Oh, he's very religious."
47And again, Thinking man's filter 65-0822E P:29 Now, to follow that in with the continuity of the message "The God Of This World," "The Anointed Ones In The Last Days" That outside, that middle circle... First circle is the human senses; the second circle is the spirit senses: Will--self-will, desire, and so forth. But the inside is the soul. That soul was predestinated. So they can anoint this spirit to make the outside body come in subject to the spirit. "But the soul that sinneth, that soul shall die." The soul that rejects in unbelief, the Word of God, which it is a part of, that soul shall eternally, has, always...I believe in an eternal death, same as I believe in an eternal heaven, but not an eternal hell. There's no such a thing as eternal hell. There is an eternal death for the people that are...Many of them religious in the world today has always been dead. The woman that liveth in pleasure with her bobbed hair and painted face is dead while she is alive. The Bible said so. See? See, she may be religious, but she never was saved. She's got a outward motion. She might sing in the choir, or she might dance in the Spirit; she might speak in tongues and have all the manifestations of the Spirit; but unless that soul on the inside is God's daughter (See?), she's gone no matter what she does.
48Satan's Eden 65-0829 P:53 Now, by unbelief and not taking all the Word of God, has brought a seed of unbelief, unholy, sinful, hatred, and eternal death is in this sinful intellectual church age. Now, you got it? In this day that when the whole world is religious... Did you know that? The whole world is religious. And in this religious age, big churches on every corner, every thing... The whole thing winds up in Satan being worshipped. Here it is right here in the Bible. That's right.
49Hebrews Chapter 5 and 6 57-0908M P:33 Watch this: let's get this word "perfection." Do you know there's only one way you'll stand in the Presence of God? That's perfect. God cannot tolerate unholy things. And you legalists, how could you ever perfect yourself, when you have not one thing to perfect yourself with? You were borned in sin. Your very conception was in sin. The very desire of you being here was sin: "Borned in sin, shaped in iniquity, come to the world speaking lies." Now, where are you going to stand at? Where you, sinner, that said, "I'll quit smoking and I'll go to heaven?" Where are you, lukewarm, mossback, so-called Christian, that goes around here with a long face and saying that "Well, I belong to the church?" You sinner... That's right. Unless you are borned of the Spirit of God, you're lost. That's true.
50Hebrews Chapter 10 Verse 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?
52Uniting time and sign 63-0818 P:82 ... when that Trumpet sounds, "He that's filthy is filthy still. He that's righteous is righteous still. He that's holy is holy still." O Lord God, to think of us standing, in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, when the world won't know what's going on, but all of a sudden, you'll see appear before you, your loved ones that's gone on has come to unite with you again. And we'll be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, and be caught up together to meet our Lord in the air, and then unite with Him to be there forever, and never to have to be out of His Presence again.
53QA on the seals 63-0324M P:161 34. After the rapture has taken place...Now, there will be a carry over time, of course, one message carrying to the other one. It has to come right in like this (You see?), as I explained that (See?), like Paul to the Gentiles and so forth. All right. After the rapture has been taken place, will any of the church be saved in the end who was not taken in the rapture? No. Huh-uh, 'cause the Blood's done left. You see, there'll be no intercessions; the Gentile age is finished. There'll be no one saved after the rapture, none of the church. Huh-uh. The church... "Let him that's filthy be filthy still, him that's holy be holy still." See? That won't take place, not after the Church is gone.
54Seventy weeks of Daniel 61-0806 P:84 The Jews are in a homeland. We're at the end of the age, ready for the rapture. The rapture comes; the church goes up; we're caught up to meet Him in the air. We all know that. The Stone that was cut out of the mountain is ready to come at any time. And when It comes, what does It do? It does away with the Gentile age. It's all over, and God completely quits dealing with them. "Let him that's filthy be filthy still; let him that's holy be holy still." See? What does He do then? He takes His church, the Holy Ghost filled. What's the filthy? That's the sleeping virgin and them that comes up for judgment way over in here ...