Monday, January 11, 2010

When Christ comes into the heart

When Christ comes into the heart, then He comes into the mouth, then He comes into the eyes, and He comes into the mind.

He comes into the mouth. He makes you talk different. You don't talk like you used to. Christ got in your mouth. Done growed now from your heart, your love you had for Him, till you can bridle your tongue. Brother, that's a great thing.

Then the next thing you know, it grows into your eyes. The next thing you know, you find out, that old lustful things you used to look at, you'll turn your head. You're growing.

Then the first thing you know, you still turn your head, but you're thinking. See? After while, it grows into your mind; you don't even think about it no more. Then you're just a great big boy then. You're coming into a full matured man living for the Lord. So then you are in Christ then, a new creature.

Now, when these apostles begin to receive that, oh, they was so happy! They thought, "Oh, my, isn't this wonderful." And the Holy Ghost had filled them, and they were out there healing the sick and doing wonders.

From the sermon "Divine Healing" by William Branham, December 19th 1954

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Stay with the Word of God

You know what's the matter? People in these great big cold formal morgues out here pretending to be preaching the Gospel... 

A little old preacher come to me yesterday, belongs to one of the greatest denominations there is in the land today outside of Catholic.

He said, "Brother Branham, I'm sick and tired." He said, "They're going to make all the preachers put on robes, and turn their collars around, and--and preach certain things, and--and they'll tell us what to preach on each quarter." He said, "I can't stand it no longer." He said, "What must I do? Must I start preaching the Gospel?"

I said, "Brother, as long as you're with that denomination, respect it. You stay just what they are; but walk up to your presbyter or your state superintendent and say, 'Sir, I've been borned again of the Spirit of God. Here's the Word of God, if you'll let me preach that, I'll stay in your church. If you don't, I'm gone. Turn it over to somebody else.'" 

That's the way to do it. Don't beat around the bush. Don't be negative. Come out and say what it is. That's right.

He said, "Brother Branham, you think I'd have a congregation?" I said, "Where the carcass is, the eagles will be gathered." That's right. They'll follow.

From the sermon "Enticing Spirits" by William Branham, July 24th 1955

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Friday, June 12, 2009

You are a letter read of all men

Remember the Bible said, "You are living, written epistles read of all men."

Now, many people won't read the Bible. But God has made you a living representative. You are a walking letter, should be a walking Bible, Christ in you. You should be the walking Word of God.

And if you profess to be a Christian and not that, your influence--your--what you're influencing will make you have to answer for many souls that you've turned aside, away from Christ, in that day of the judgment. I think it behooves us tonight to think about that. For every man, woman, boy, and girl, knows that you're coming to the judgment.

You might escape this, that, or the other. You might beat the income tax, and you might escape the Internal Revenue. You might do one thing or another. You might have run over the speed limit, and the cops never catch you. But one day judgment's going to get you. That's certain.

From the sermon "Influences" by William Branham, February 15th 1964 (Sound clip)

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

A Resenting Audience

If you got a resenting audience, the Holy Spirit won't even reveal. You got to have something, that working together.

They were in one place and in one accord, then there came a sound from heaven like a... See, see?

But when you got... No matter how much I'd pray, and lay day and night studying and praying before the Lord, walk down here, maybe the anointing on me, walk up here and feel that resentment (See?), He--He just...

It just grieves Him right away; He won't reveal nothing.

But when you walk down here under the anointing and feel your audience under the anointing, that's when the Holy Spirit begins to work then, He begins to move and do great things for us. See?

William Branham (The 10 Virgins and the 144,000 Jews - 1960, December) 

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Faith is a Sense

Now, I have another sense, and that is of hearing. Strike some music of something. [The pianist begins playing--Ed.] How many believes there's music playing? Let's see your hand.

Do you see it? How many sees that music? Do you smell it, taste it, feel it? Well, how do you know it's music? [...]

What if someone didn't have the sense of hearing now in here? They wouldn't know that music is playing; that sense is dead to them. They couldn't hear it, because they can't hear.

But you who have a sense of hearing know it's playing, because you hear it. You can't see it, you can't feel it, you can't smell it, you can't taste it, but you can hear it.

Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things you do not see, taste, feel, smell, or hear. But the sense of faith is just as real as your sight is or any other of your senses.

You see what I mean? You believe it, you just... There's no one can make you doubt it, because you're possessed with that sense that tells you it's so.

William Branham (Diseases and Afflictions - 1950, january)

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

God Almighty is still Jehovah-jireh

Atheists may rise, skeptics may stand, ages may turn, but God Almighty is still Jehovah-jireh. He can provide a sacrifice regardless of how deep you've stooped in sin, He's still Jehovah-jireh, the Lord provides--will provide a sacrifice. No matter how sick you are, how bad off you are, He's Jehovah-jireh. No matter what the doctor said, no matter what the people said, He's Jehovah-jireh, the Lord will provide in an instant time the sacrifice needed. Hallelujah. I love the Word.

William Branham (The Faith of Abraham - 11.18.1955)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Rediscovering the Word of God

Revival is not about discovering something "new", but to rediscover the Word of God. A friend of mine told me about a book he had read discussing the reformation in Norway. In the early 1500s Norwegians for the first time were able to read the Word in their own language. What a great thing! Today Bibles are gathering dust on bookshelves... What if we could pick up our Bible with "new" eyes and read it like we had never read it before. I think it could wake us up.

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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Rain Falls On Everyone

Now, remember, you're in a cycle of three, but you're one person. Like Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, cycle of three, but one Person, three attributes of the same God: fatherhood... Three offices like: fatherhood, sonship, and Holy Ghost. And you are body, spirit, and soul.

Now, the outside body has five inlets to it to contact your earthly home: see, taste, feel, smell, and hear. The inside, which is a spirit, it has five senses: conscience, and love, and so forth. But the inside of that, the soul, has one thing. That's where you live.

The Spirit can come out here and anoint you to do certain things, and you do it, but that don't mean you're saved. But think of it. Caiaphas prophesied. Judas cast out devils. See, the Spirit anointed him. There's rain falls on the just and the unjust; the weeds can rejoice with the wheat. But it's what it is at the core.

There's where you can, intellectuals can accept and say, "Oh, sure, that looks good. I believe that." That still don't do it. No, sir. And the spirit can actually make witness of it, and still it isn't so. Because if that soul hasn't come from God, it can make all the impersonations out here, but it cannot be real.

You can act healing; you can act like you have. You can act like you receive it. Christians can act like they're Christians, and act and be ever so good at it, but that don't mean they're saved.

That's exactly right. See? The Spirit can be there, the real genuine Spirit. The Holy Spirit can anoint you; that still don't mean you're saved. It's that inside soul that never dies; it's got Eternal Life. It always was Eternal Life. See? It come from God; it goes to God; it's the soul.

William Branham (Works Is Faith Expressed - 26.11.65)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Repent daily

Now, we was talking on the word backsliding this morning. When you do that you're backslid. Yes, sir. You got to repent. Is that right? Now, I don't mean to say if you went out in the world and you did this and that, but you done something. You've got to repent and die daily to live in Jesus Christ. So every day--every day, you've got to die every day to live in Christ Jesus.

WMB ("Questions & Answers 2" - 1954)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Purity With Pardon

After we receive our pardon, we receive purity with that pardon. Now, if you're just making out like you got pardon, you haven't got purity. Now, you say, "Can you prove that, Brother Branham?"

Mark this down: Hebrews the 9th chapter, the 11th to the 15th verse: "The worshipper once purged has no more conscience of sin." If you're really pardoned, the very guilt, the very desire, has left you. It's all gone. Purity goes with genuine pardoning. So if we claim pardon, and still not pure, how can we claim pardon, when pardon generates purity. See what I mean?

Sanctifying power goes with pardon
Cleansing, what cleansing you from what? Cleansing you from all connection of formal, dead, traditional works (Amen.), cleansing us from dead tradition. How can you still remain in dead tradition when you're pure from it? Now, you read that in Hebrews 9:11. See if that's right. It cleanses us from the filth of dead, formal, works when we have been pardoned by the Blood of Jesus, because it's the sanctifying power that goes with the pardoning. And we're cleansed from all of our dead works.

The way to come to the communion
Now, when we do that, we come to the communion in the right way. We come to the communion remembering Him, remembering Him, our Sacrifice. We remember Him our Peace; we remember Him our Purity, remember Him our Cleansing; remembering Him when we kneel at the cross, not half drunk, not living in adultery, not with malice, hatred, and strife; but we kneel at the cross by faith, by His feet to accept His pardoning. We come in that condition to the communion, in very sincerity, not just say, "I should go." You go there because you're deeply sincere. It's between death and life. Yes, sir. You go, and remember your traditions no more, and you're cleansed from your sin.

Clean and pure bloodbrothers
That's one place. When you kneel there in sincerity, Methodist brother, Baptist brother, Oneness brother, Twoness brother, Threeness brother: if you kneel there in sincerity, your traditions are gone. That's right. Trinity, Oneness, Baptists, they're all cleansed and are sons of God. Traditions and fussing is over. You don't think about it no more because you're clean and pure. See? You are brothers. No matter what some tradition said, don't have nothing to do with them. You're at the same cross, at the same fountain. You're blood brothers. Oh, my.

WMB ("All Things" - November 24th 1962)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Receive your healing!

Lord God, Creator of heavens and earth, Author of Everlasting Life, Giver of every good gift, forgive my sin of unbelief and give to me of Thy mercy. I believe in Thee. I accept Thee as my Saviour, my only salvation. I need Your strength for my health. I cannot go forward without You. I now accept You as my Healer.

I renounce the devil and all of his works. From this time henceforth, I will think positive. I will believe every promise. The Scripture that says, "By His stripes I was healed," I now accept it. I believe it. It is mine. I thank You, Lord. I will continue testifying of my healing until I'm perfectly well. Now, now, hold still; keep your hands on one another now.

Now, you pray. Now, shut yourself in with God. Going to see something happen now. All right brethren, ministers, everybody, are you ready. Now, if God will hear my prayer here, He hears it anywhere. Now, you've prayed. You've made your confession, just like you would coming as a Christian. You're ready now... If you was a sinner, you're ready for baptism. Now, being that you are Christians, you've made your confession, and now you're ready for healing. Now, what does it take?

Now, God's ready to give it to you. There's just one thing above you. That's a little thin shadow of doubt. Now, if we can break through that... Just like a great airplane, they tell me these jet planes, if they just struggle, and wiggle, and struggle and wiggle till they get through that sound barrier; but after they run through the sound barrier, then they are free. Now, if you can just rise yourself above that little--little doubt barrier there, oh, brother, what will take place. You will run free. You will be healed.

WMB ("Why" - 1961)

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Forgiveness in prayer

If you want to be a blessing, and get a blessing, when a man has done you wrong, and he has absolutely justly, he... I mean he has done you wrong and you know that he's done you wrong; he's done you evil. Don't mention that; you take him to prayer before God.

Talk to God
And don't take it in a way of just a selfish and say, "Well, I'm supposed to do this." But stand with your shoulder to his shoulder, and stand in the Presence of God our Father, way a prayer should be made in the Presence of God, say, "Father, here's my brother, and he is justly; he deserves punishment because he has done me evil. And I don't see why he did it."

Let God talk to you
Then let God go to talking to you. And you'll see maybe, what that man's been through. The Devil has twisted him up somewhere and caused him to do that. Though he's absolutely wrong, before you leave the throne of God you'll be feeling sorry for that man. You'll be sympathizing with that brother. And when you get back down to earth again, you'll go over to that brother and shake his hand, 'cause you know what he's been through. You can not stand with a mortal in the Presence of God and condemn anybody, I don't believe, no, sir, even if he is a rank sinner.

Our attitude - their destination
And what about a brother that has made a mistake? Though I say he's wrong. Sometimes he's accused wrong when he's not wrong. But if he is wrong, well, if we will take him to the throne of God, stand there shoulder-to-shoulder with our brother, knowing he's a mortal, and maybe his destination rests upon our attitude towards him, when we come back from the throne of God, we'll realize that we're everyone guilty, and we all need help one from the other. And the best way to do is pray.

WMB ("Great Commission" - 1958)

Friday, February 10, 2006

Experience brings trust

What good does it do to preach a Bible, of a God that heals, or the God that's got power, and tell the people that the days of miracles is past?

What good does it do to send ministers to seminaries, and to colleges, and so forth, and learn all these different things, and then come tell the people that's something that was; it isn't any more?

It's just like taking a man, freezing to death, and say, "Here's a nice picture of a big painted fire." The man cannot get warm by a painted fire. He's freezing and he's got to have warmth.

And a man that's thirsting for God can't be satisfied till something happens. It's an experience. And that kind of an experience will bring forth great faith. You never know what it is. You cannot trust God Who you have never met.

WMB (”Time Tested Faith” – 1958)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Christian priorities

Just remember, you're living for God. You have one objective, and that's Jesus Christ. Outside of that, there's nothing else counts. That's Him.

Then, secondly, for your family. Then, thirdly, for yourself. But, first, for God; next, for your family; and next, for you. You're number three; that's the end of the road. Put yourself last; He did.

WMB ("How Can I Overcome" - 1963)

Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Move Is On, Brother!

A few weeks ago in Phoenix, when I had preached on Sunday afternoon, where there's divisions, and men wouldn't hardly speak to one another. I seen around two hundred ministers or better, walk down to the altar, and shake one another's hands, and cry over one another's shoulders, and say they'd never fuss or be different with one another again.

Let that great Church of God take that attitude tonight, and I'll show you a revival that'll ought to sweep this nation and tear down every nest of hell there is. Brother, we can preach till we're hoarse and our lungs fall out, until the people make them move, you'll never do nothing. That's right. You've got to make them move and believe it. Brethren, do it tonight. Do it tonight. Stand up for the Word. Stand for the living Word of the living God. God will manifest it. Amen.

WMB ("God In His Word" - 1957)