Monday, November 28, 2005

The Most Important Thing In Your Life

Some of you people only go to church once a year: "Oh, my. It's Easter morning." You put on your most charming garments, your beautiful hat, and you go down to church, and you set twenty minutes. And then you come back, and you say, "That settles it..."

Does Jesus accept it? Amen. Yes, He accepts it. Any place you'll give Him, He will accept it. He'll never rebuke you...

We have other things too that we think more important. My brother, my sister, the most important thing in your life is to entertain Jesus Christ. You believe that? Amen.

Entertaining Christ should come first!
I believe that the most important thing in any life is to entertain Jesus Christ properly, in first place in your worship, first place in your life, first place in everything. Jesus Christ deserves that place. Amen. I believe it with all my heart.

...although He will take any place
But if you don't, He'll take second place. He'll go down in the basement with you. If you're ashamed of Him when you're out among the people, and then you go down in the basement so nobody will see you, He'll still come. That ought to make you love Him above everything in the world. Jesus in second place... Jesus in fourth place... Jesus in tenth place... But still He comes; you invited Him.

WMB (The Unwelcomed Christ, 1955)

Friday, November 25, 2005

We Are Not Saved By Works

We're saved not by works, what we do. It ain't what I done that saved me. It's what Christ done that saved me. See? I have no holiness.

And if I tried to say, "Well, I quit drinking. I quit smoking. I quit stealing, lying, so forth." That's what I done. See? That would be my own. I'd have something to brag about.

But I didn't quit nothing. He just come to me and took it out of me. See? That's it. Then it ain't what I done. It's what He done.

God does the work
And then, the Holy Spirit then abides in and grows daily; just grows, making Itself greater and greater; pushes out the things, the cares, the temptation. As you overcome them, the Holy Spirit takes Its place.

If you got a real bad temptation of something that's not right; overcome that thing a few times, and watch if your testimony doesn't bloom on account of it.

WMB (Acts of the Holy Spirit, 1954)

Monday, November 21, 2005

You Need An Experience With God

You cannot receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost without having an experience when it happens...

Now, if you believe "every speck of the Word," You say you believe every speck of It, then the Word is laying in there waiting for the Holy Spirit to put It to work; but it takes the lighting of the candle.

Here's the candle with the wick in it, and with all the tallow, and everything it has to have in that candle; but until the fire comes on it, it will not shine any light. No matter how perfect the candle is, and how perfect it'll burn and everything, it's got to be litten, and then it burns.

And when you believe and are made up of the instructions of what the Holy Spirit is, love, joy, peace, long-suffering, goodness,--the fruits that It bears out, until the Holy Spirit with a fiery experience comes down and lights that candle, then you haven't received the Holy Ghost. See? You've got to have the experience to have the Holy Ghost.

WMB (Questions & Answers 1, 1964)

Saturday, November 19, 2005

How Can You Be Born Again?

Rev. William Marrion Branham explains in the following statement what he believes constitutes the NEW BIRTH: Justification (water), Sanctification (blood) and the baptism of the Holy Ghost (spirit). This is the mystery that Jesus spoke to Nicodemus about. So how can a man be born again a second time?

We believe in justification by faith, Romans 5:1. We believe, that after a person being justified by faith, he has peace with the Lord Jesus Christ. But it's possible that this same person could have habits such as drinking, smoking, doing things that he should not do, filthy habits of the flesh.

Then we believe that the Blood of Jesus Christ sanctifies this person for the service of the Lord. And that's... We believe in sanctification according to Hebrews 13:12 and 13, "Where Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His Own Blood, suffered without the gate." And we believe that sanctification is taught in the New Testament, and meant for the believers through the New Testament age, which we're now living. And we also believe that after the person has been sanctified, unclean habits has gone from the person.

Baptism of the Holy Spirit
He is a believer on the Lord Jesus Christ, and his habits are gone; we believe that then he is a candidate for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which comes as a filling of the believer.

WMB (Church Order, 1958)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Make It Right

Do you love one another? Is there anybody in here got anything against somebody else? If there is, go make it right, will you.

Let's not leave here like that. See? If you got a ought against anybody, you go make it right, right now.

Right now's your opportunity to go and say, "Brother, Sister, I said something about you... I thought something... I didn't mean to do that. Forgive me."

That's the way to do it. Let's have the Fountain right among us all the time. See?

WMB (Broken Cisterns - 1964)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Turn Your Faith Loose

That little faith that you've got tonight, just enough to get you out to the church, turn it loose. Put it in His hands and say, "Lord, I don't care if they call me back--holy-roller, or backwash, whatever they want to, I'm accepting the baptism of the Holy Ghost right now. God kindle a fire in my heart; let me come forth."

Watch what it'll be by in an hour from now. You'll be going down the street singing, "I got the Old Time Religion." Brother, I'm telling you, the whole country around here know something happened in the school auditorium tonight.

You don't have to wait for the Holy Ghost to come. It's been here two thousand years. "While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on them that believed." The waiting was just for the day of Pentecost to come.

Oh, my. I wish I was twice my size, maybe I could feel twice as good. Look, but I'm sure feeling good at my size.

WMB (Preparation 1953)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

James 5:14 works!

I was already feeling better the morning after I was prayed for, and when I went to see the doctor yesterday they took blood tests and I was checked.

The doctor just shook his head and said he didn't find anything. I thank God for healing me. I'm much better today!

James 5:14-15 works! It reads on this wise:
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

Friday, November 11, 2005

I thank God for healing and salvation!

I've had a bad cough for about a month now, and yesterday I started to feel pain in my back. Some say it's pneumonia, but I'm not signing anything. My confession remains positive!

Yesterday in church my pastor prayed for me and anointed me with oil, as the Scripture tells us to do. Now, I trust that the Lord will do the rest and heal me. I give thanks to my Lord Jesus Christ!

I just read this wonderful Word:

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. (Psa 103:)

Trust in God!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Raising OUR Standard of Living

I listened to a sermon called "Raising OUR Standard of Living" by David Dienhart, and I was really blessed.

Brother Jeff, The pastor of the church said some words towards the end of the service and told about a plane trip he made recently, where he sat next to a lawyer.

Brother Jeff was listening to a sermon on his iPod with a headset on, while the other man was watching a video also with his headset on. The movie was vulgar at times and finally Bro Jeff couldn't stomach it anymore and tapped the man on the shoulder.

- Take your headset off and listen to this, he said.

The man removed his own headset and borrowed Bro Jeff's and listened... his eyes got bigger and bigger as he listened, and he was overwhelmed by what he heard. This made way for a four hour long conversation between the two, and a chance for Bro Jeff to testify about the Lord Jesus Christ.

With the help of what? A sermon played off of an mp3-player.

You can't listen to Holy Ghost inspired preaching and putting vulgar things before your eyes at the same time without feeling condemned. How important it is for me and for you to remember, that our ears and our eyes should be sanctified and consecrated to God...

The preaching of the Word is foolishness to the world, but to us it is Life and Salvation!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

You Are A Tree - Keep Drinking

Now, we find that in this little tree, it pushes out. When it grows it pushes out. And when you are born into the Kingdom of God, just a little baby in Christ, everything that you have need of in this life's journey, is in you when you receive the Holy Spirit.

Oh, then what do you have to do, is drink, and drink, and keep on drinking. Don't just stop when you join church and are baptized; just keep drinking till you have faith for this, and faith for that, and faith for this, and push out until all the manifestations of the Holy Spirit is living in the church.

WMB (What It Takes To Overcome All Unbelief, Our Faith - 1960)

Monday, November 07, 2005

Little Is Much When God Is In It

That little boy had just five little biscuits and two pieces of fish. It wasn't very much to him as long as it was in his hand. But when he gave what little he had to Jesus, it fed five thousand.

See, we don't have very much, but what little we have, if we'll just give it to Him, He will multiply it, and make it do great things.

What little faith you've got, lay it on Him and say, "Here's all I've got, Lord, but I'm going to believe with that."

Watch what He will do with it. Just watch what happens. Stay right with it. Watch Him bring you around through every curve, and bring you right straight to the promise where He made it. Yes, He knows the way.

WMB (A Testimony Upon The Sea - 1962)

Saturday, November 05, 2005

The Philippian Jailer

You know the thing of it today, when a sinner comes to the Lord, we don't treat them like Paul did when the Philippian jailer said, "What must I do to be saved?"
Now, what would we say today? "You got to quit smoking; you got to quit drinking; you got to quit doing this."

That wasn't what he asked. He said, "What must I do to be saved?"

And Paul told him, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ."

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, not, "Come, join our congregation, and stand up before the church, and say this, and we'll sprinkle you, immerse you, or whatever you want to do, our way. And if you're not in our church, then..."

That wasn't it.

He said, "Just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou and thy house shall be saved."

If you can believe for yourself, you can believe for your house also. Have enough faith in God to believe for yourself, then believe for your children also.

That same faith will save your children that saved you. If you just keep praying.

God will answer prayer, don't worry. Just ask Him, and believe it, and get it anchored in your heart, and just keep moving on. That's the way it's done. Yes, sir.

WMB (Jehova Jireh 1961)

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Right Mental Attitude

"Your right mental attitude towards God's Divine promise will bring any promise to pass.

Now, maybe you don't believe that.

You say, "Well, my faith is weak."

I wouldn't confess it. See? Don't let the devil know that.

Always say, "I've got good faith. I believe God with all my heart."

See? Don't testify nothing of the devil.

And when you accept Him as your Healer, don't never act like you're sick or crippled any more. Believe that you're healed. Take Him at His Word.

Then it's all over on God then and not on you. See? You...

As long as you take God at His Word, then the Word will produce what It promised to do. Is that right? Now, have faith, believe Him with all your heart."

William Branham (The Hour is Come, 1951)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

In Everything Give Thanks

"Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (1.Tess 5,16-18)

Check back tomorrow. I've got exciting things to share with you!