Saturday, August 27, 2005

Lukewarm Laodicea

God has in our time spoken through His messenger, the angel of the Laodicean Church Age, and warned us against the lukewarm condition that dominates christians in our time. This is what God thinks about the time we're now living in, Laodicea:

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

- Rev. 3:14-22

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

You Need The Baptism of the Holy Ghost

"Dear, brother, sister, if you haven't got the baptism of the Holy Ghost, this morning, run into the Kingdom of God as quick as you can.

The sealing time is on. The enemy's coming like a flood; He's raising a standard against it. The drama's set; the church is going home just as certain as anything. See?

You haven't got a long ways to wait, friend. You haven't got all the time to wait. You better come now. You better make it today (That's right.), while today is today. Make it now."

Quote: William Marrion Branham
"The Deity of Jesus Christ", 12.25.1949

Friday, August 19, 2005

Great Faith - Mustard Seed Faith

In the sermon "Be Not Afraid It Is I" (March 5th 1960) the prophet William Marrion Branham talks about the coming change in his ministry. But he also says that there's another ministry coming, that will help those who are weak in the faith "to raise up and get a hold of God like they should."

Brother, sister, we're in that season now! Even though you may be the weakest Christian, the devil trembles when you get down on your knees to pray. What will happen when that rapturing faith strikes the Church of the living God? Everything will shake!!

Here's the quote:

"Now, there's a another one greater, far greater than all the rest of them put together, already confirmed and ready.

I hope it happens tonight. I just might say that. I don't have the time to explain it to you, but the brethren who does know about it, it's wonderful.

It'd be such a great thing for the people. And I am grateful to God that the hour is soon at hand (I believe it), when God is going to help His children.

Especially, it'll be for those who can't muster the faith to raise up and get a hold of God like they should. I believe the Lord is providing a way for us now to take care of them also.

Some runs into the faith that they can just reach over and receive anything. Why, that's great faith.

Some of them has mustard seed faith, and has to wait so long to get through.

I believe the Lord is making a way for those people now. And I don't know when it will be, but it will be. Just as certain as I'm standing here, it will be."

Don't you love the Lord? His mercy and grace is so far beyond what we can imagine. He cares, do you?

God bless you richly!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Prayer And Spiritual Life III

"We got too many things ahead of the Lord.

You can't have the prayer meeting because Mr. Godfrey's on tonight. You can't have the prayer meeting because "We Love Sucy" is on tonight, or some kind of a foolish nonsense like that, that takes up the time.

And we don't have time to hear the voice of the Lord.

And those who do claim to be Christians, just kneel down of the little prayer like this, kinda homemade. "Lord bless me, and my family, and take care of us. Good night." And the next morning rise and say, "Just guide us through the day. Good day."...

We should wait on the Lord. You see, we do all the talking. We don't give Him a chance to talk back to us.

That if we would pray and pray until our soul comes into the Presence of God, and then just relax and listen to His voice...

But there's so many voices today that takes the voice of the Lord away from us.

There's the voice of pleasure. So many people are listening to that, where they can go and have a good time. And many of them are professing to be Christians. Some kind of an old rock-and-roll coming up, they just can't listen to what God...

They--they say, "Well, I'm a Christian, I read a verse in the Bible today, yeah, 'Jesus wept.'" That's it, go ahead.

But then, to really get down and pray, they got to many other things to do. There's so many voices in the world, so many things to attract our attention from God."

Quote: William Marrion Branham
"Hear His Voice", 10.05.1958