Thursday, October 27, 2005

How Can I Overcome?

I was listening to a sermon by Bro Aaron McGeary, where he was preaching on perfect submission and how to overcome. One quote really struck me with power and I wanted to share it with you. He is quoting the Bro Branham's sermon "How Can I Overcome":

"Overcome means 'to recognize the Devil in every one of his tricks.'"

So, the first step is to recognize whatever is coming your way. As you become experienced in your walk with God you will quickly be able to determine if something is from God or if it is from the devil. But there's one more thing...

"To overcome, you must recognize that the God in you is greater and mightier than he is, that the One that's in you has already overcome him. And, by His grace, you are more than a match for him. Amen. There's real overcoming, when you recognize."

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Listen to God's Voice

VGR: Brother Branham was in New York, hunting on Hurricane Mountain forty-two years ago today, when a blizzard that had been forecasted day’s earlier, started snowing upon the mountain.

Brother Branham, seeing this, started the downward climb. As he reached about half way, a voice spoke “stop and go back.”

Listen to Brother Branham telling the story himself.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

A Restored Church

Watched a sermon from Happy Valley Church the other day, and there was a tongue with an interpretation. It just brings a wonderful feeling in my heart to see that the gifts are coming back to the Church, and it reminds me of the words of the prophet:

"Seven days going without finding the real living God. We've run off on little isms. God gave Luther justification; he run off with it. He gave Wesley sanctification; he run off with it. He left off--Pentecostal people speak in tongues, and they run off with it. God wants to call us together in a unity of power to bring back the fullness of the Holy Ghost into the Church again, with all the spiritual gifts in operation in every local body."

(William Branham - Getting in the Spirit - 1961)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

We got engaged last friday!

Back to the Bible

"He said there'd be evening Lights in the last day. The prophet said so. God's true witness said so. There'd be evening Lights. What is an evening Light? The same as the morning Light. The prophet said, "There'll be a day where it wouldn't be night or day," a gloomy time like it is outside today, just enough light to see how to get around. But said, "In the evening time, it shall be Light." What would it be...?... coming back, going back to the early time. "There'd be evening Lights in the last day, shining."

He said there'd be a prophet rise in the last days (Malachi 4), giving the signs of the days of Lot, so forth, also prophesying for the people to return back, turn back to the faith of the first Pentecostal fathers. Turn back to the original. Turn back to the Bible. Get away from organization and denomination and go back to the first. Go back to the original Pentecost, to the original filling of the Holy Ghost, to the original power of God. The Word testifies that that'll happen.

It shall be Light in the evening time,

The path to glory you will surely find;

In the water way, is the Light today,

Buried in the precious Name of Jesus.

Young and old, repent of all your sins,

The Holy Ghost will surely enter in;

The evening Lights have come,

It is the facts that God and Christ are one.

(William Branham - The Testimony of a True Witness - 1961)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

What Is Truth?

The following text is an excerpt from the book "An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages" by William M. Branham, where he speaks about truths vs. the Truth. Have YOU found the truth yet? I'm quoting from the 7th chapter which deals with the Sardisean Church Age, which was the time period when God raised up the great reformer Martin Luther. Read on...

If there was ever a time of denominational zeal it was at this tragic time. The words of Comenius describe much of this era. Comenius wrote the "ONE THING NEEDFUL." He compares the world to the labyrinth, and shows that the way out is by leaving what is needless, and choosing the one thing needful--Christ. The great number of teachers, he says is the reason of the multitudes of sects, for which we shall soon have no names left.

Each church reckons itself as the true one

or at least as the purest, truest part of it, while among themselves they persecute each other with the bitterest hatred. No reconciliation is to be hoped for between them; they meet enmity with irreconcilable enmity.

Out of the Bible they forge their different creeds; these are their fortresses and bulwarks behind which they entrench themselves and resist all attacks.

I will not say that these confessions of faith--for we can admit in most cases that they are so--are bad in themselves. They become so, however, in that they feed the fire of enmity; only by putting them away altogether would it be possible to set to work on healing the wounds of the Church.

"To this labyrinth of sects and various confessions another belongs; the love of disputation... What is attained by it? Has a single learned strife ever been settled? Never. Their number has only been increased.

Satan is the greatest sophist;

he has never been overcome in a strife of words...

In Divine service the words of men are usually heard more than the Word of God. Each one chatters as he pleases, or kills time by learned disquisitions and disproving the views of others.

Of the new birth and how a man must be changed into the likeness of Christ to become partaker of the Divine Nature (II Peter 1:4), scarcely anything is said.

Of the power of the keys, the Church has almost lost the power of binding, only the power of loosing remains... The sacraments, given as symbols of unity, of love, and of our life in Christ, have been made the occasion of bitterest conflict, a cause of mutual hatred, a centre of sectarianism...

In short, Christendom has become a labyrinth. The faith has been split into a thousand little parts and you are made a heretic if there is one of them you do not accept...

What can help?

Only the one thing needful, return to Christ, looking to Christ as the only Leader, and walking in His footsteps, setting aside all other ways until we all reach the goal, and have come to the unity of the faith (Ephesians 4:13).

As the heavenly Master built everything on the ground of the Scriptures so should we leave all particularities of our special confessions and be satisfied with the revealed Word of God which belongs to us all.

With the Bible in our hand we should cry: I believe what God has revealed in this Book; I will obediently keep His commands; I hope for that which He has promised.

Christians, give ear!

There is only one life, but Death comes to us in a thousand forms.

There is only one Christ, but a thousand Antichrists...

So thou knowest, O Christendom, what is the one thing needful. Either thou turnest back to Christ or thou goest to destruction like the Antichrist.

If thou art wise and wilt live, follow the Leader of Life.

But you, Christians, rejoice in your being caught up,... hear the words of your Heavenly Leader, 'Come unto Me.'... Answer with one voice, 'Even so, we come'".

Monday, October 10, 2005

What Is Real Power?

Oh, how wonderful it is to think about it... that we are being restored back to the Original faith! Like Jesus, the Bride will have power to conquer sin and sickness - She will have sin under her feet before the Rapture takes place. And she will even be able to control the elements; the wind, the sea and everything that God tells her to do, she'll do. But first, She will have control over her own 16 elements... Listen to what Brother Branham says about power:
"Today we got the wrong conception of power. Power is overcoming, returning good for evil, that's real power. That can love your enemy, do good to those that do evil to you. That's real power; that's God power. Yes."

(William Branham - From That Time - 1961)

Friday, October 07, 2005

Are You Converted Yet?

"You're not converted until you receive the Holy Ghost.
The Bible said so. After Peter had both been saved and sanctified, give power to cast out unclean spirits, and to preach the Gospel, Jesus plainly told him he was not converted, until he received the Holy Ghost.

And He said, "After you're converted, then strengthen your brethren." That was on the night of the betrayal, that he was not yet converted.

And no man is truly converted until he's been changed, and died to himself, and the Holy Spirit has control of that person. They don't want to do it.

The Holy Spirit will not misbehave itself in one person, and behave itself in another.
It'll make each person come into Its character (See?), because it's a Spirit that leads you.

It brings--makes you subject to Its nature. You don't bring It subject to your nature; It makes you subject to Its nature.

And the Holy Spirit makes you live and love to do it. Oh, how you love to give up the things of the world, when the Holy Spirit comes in. How it cleanses you and washes you, and puts a desire in you to--to--to follow Him, and a thirst, and a hunger for more of it, just bathing yourself.

He brings realities."

(William Branham - "Unfailing Realities of God" - 1960)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


"I think of the father of our nation, which is called George Washington. I always had a lot of respect for Mr. Washington because he was a Christian. And before Valley Forge, when he prayed all night long in the snow until he was wet above his waist, and his soldiers, two-thirds of them didn't even have on shoes... They had their feet wrapped with anything they could wrap them with, and it zero weather, and the river froze over.

That night he prayed until he was wet plumb up around his waist. He caught the vision from God. And the next day, he was very persistent. He crossed the river regardless of the... The ice gorges didn't stop him. And three musket bullets was shot through his coat, and he walked on to victory. Why? He was persistent. He prayed until he caught a hold of God, and knowed what God had said. That's it. He could be persistent for the achievement."

(William M. Branham - "Perseverant" - 1962)

Monday, October 03, 2005

Where Is The Passion?

"Here they come back and said, "Why, there's... Why, we couldn't take them. Why, the Amalekites, and the Canaanites, and Perizzites, and what all kinds, their great walled cities, and some of them are so large, these people, until we look like grasshoppers to them." Oh, they were discouraged. We...

Now, isn't that just a type of the church today? "We--we just can't do it. We... Why, I tell you; it's--it's impossible. Now, we have become this, and we've got to be a little like this, and..."

Where's the street meetings at anymore? [A brother answers, "No, there ain't very much, brother."--Ed.] That's true, young fellow. There's not very many no more.

Where is the all-night prayer meetings we used to have? What's happened to it? Where's that deep sincerity and pressing on with God? What's the matter? We've been cut away from it. We just laid it, little by little...

Sin is so--so enticing. Oh, it's glamor. And it's got a very appetizing appeal, sin has. It's so innocent. Why, it looks so... it looks so innocent. Don't you listen to it."

(William M. Branham - "Presuming" - 1962)

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Prayer Changes Things

"Don't let the world creep into you. Don't let the world get into your churches, brethren.

Pray it out, fast it out until God comes down and takes a hold. That's right.

Keep the joy of the Lord among the saints. Keep them prayed up. And guard every little place.

If Noah seen a leak in his ark, why, he put some pitch in it.

And so that's about the best thing I know to keep the leak out, the world out, is to stop up the leak, is the best thing that I know to do.

Only one way to do it; that's prayer. Prayer stops the leak.
Prayer changes things."

(William M. Branham - "Arrow of God's Deliverance" - 1963)

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Can I Get A Witness Tonight?

If you are a Christian, you are one of God's witnesses on earth. You are the one God can use to reach other lost sons and daughters.

Brother Branham said, "What's in your hand today? You may not have even a stick in your hand. You can testify. You can sing, or you can pass tracts. You can tell somebody about it. Whatsoever is in your hand, get out and do something about it. Move. Let's get going. Let's get the revival moving. Let's fill these seats up. Get people saved, filled with the Holy Spirit. Get the churches built up around here and on fire.." (Faith Once Delivered To The Saints, 1953)

I found this new site, made by brother Ron Millevo. Here you can download tracts explaining various important subjects from the Bible; the Godhead, the New Birth etc. Visit the site and see for your self. There's even a newsletter there that you can subscribe to.

Start today. Be a witness and spread the fire to another soul. Just tell them how the candle got lit, and God will do the rest. God bless you! :)

In All Things... Pray!