Time Is Running Out, Part 3 – 2016, February

Rev. James Allen

I HAVE ASKED BROTHER DAVID TO READ GEORGE WASHINGTON’S VISION; BEFORE I START ON WHAT I HAVE TO SAY THIS MORNING; SO I ASK THAT EVERYONE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION AS OUR BROTHER READS THIS.

ABOUT THE VISION

Moral was at an all time low and there was a great agitation in the colonies against repeated efforts to secure our freedom from England. Nevertheless General Washington was determined to see the struggle through. These are the words of a first hand observer, Anthony Sherman, who was there and described the situation. You doubtless have heard the story of George Washington going to the thicket to pray. It is not only true, but he often used to pray and seek aid and comfort from God, the intervention of whose divine providence brought us safely through the darkest days of tribulation.

(The vision) One day, I remember it well, the chilly wind whistling through the leafless trees, though the sky was cloudless and the sun shone brightly, he remained in his quarters nearly all afternoon. When he came out, I noticed his face was shaded paler than usual, and there seemed to be something on his mind of more than ordinary importance. Returning just after dusk, he dispatched an orderly to the quarters of an officer, who was presently in attendance. After a preliminary conversation of about half an hour Washington, gazing upon his companion with that strange look of dignity which he alone could command, said: “I don’t know whether it is owning to the anxiety of my mind or what, but this afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaging in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed, that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the purpose of her presence. A second, a third, and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor, except a slight raising of her eyes. By this time, I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I would have risen, but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered violation impossible. I assayed once more to address her, but my tongue had become useless as though it had become paralyzed. A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of me. All I could do was gaze steadily, vacantly, at my unknown visitor. Gradually the surrounding atmosphere seemed filled with sensations and grew luminous. Everything about me seemed to rarefy; the mysterious visitor herself becoming more airy and yet more distinct to my sight than before. I now began to feel as one dying, or rather to experience the sensation which I have sometimes imagined accompanies dissolution. I did not think, I did not reason, I did not move, all were impossible. I was conscious only of gazing fixedly at my companion. Presently I heard a voice saying ” Son of the republic, look and learn,” while at the same time my visitor extended her arm eastward. I now beheld a heavy white vapor at some distance rising fold upon fold. This gradually dissipated, and I looked upon a strange scene. Before me lay spread out in one vast plain all the countries of the world, Europe, Asia, Africa and America. I saw rolling and tossing between Europe and America, the billows of the Atlantic; and between Asia and America lay the Pacific. “Son of the Republic,” said the mysterious visitor as before, “Look and learn.” At that moment I beheld a dark shadowy being, like an angel, standing, or rather floating, in mid-aid between Europe and America. Dipping water out of the ocean in the hollow of each hand, he sprinkled some upon America with his right hand, while with his left hand he cast some on Europe. Immediately a cloud arose from these countries, and jointed in mid-ocean. For a while it remained stationary, and then it moved slowly westward, until it enveloped America in its murky folds. Sharp flashes of lightning gleamed through it at intervals and I heard the smothered groans of cries of the American people. A second time the angel dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it out as before. The dark cloud was then drawn back to the ocean, in whose heaving billows it sank from view. A third time I heard the mysterious voice saying, “Son of the Republic, look and learn.” I cast my eyes upon America and beheld villages and towns and cities springing up one after another until the whole land, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, was dotted with them. Again I heard the mysterious voice say, “Son of the Republic, the end of the century cometh. Look and learn.” and with this, the dark shadowy figure turned its face southward, and from Africa I saw an ill-omened specter approach our land. It flitted slowly over every town and city of the latter. The inhabitants presently set themselves in battle array against each other. As I continued looking, I saw a bright angel on whose brow rested a crown of light on which was traced the word “Union,” place an American flag between the divided nation, and say, “Remember, ye are brethren.” Instantly the inhabitants, casting from them their weapons, became friends once more and united around the National Standard. Again I heard the mysterious voice saying, “Son of the Republic, Look and learn.” At this, the dark shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth and blew three distinct blasts; and taking water from the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe, Asia, and Africa. Then my eyes beheld a fearful scene; from each of these countries arose thick, black clouds that were soon joined into one. Throughout this mass there gleamed a dark red light, by which I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America, which country was enveloped in the volume of cloud. I dimly saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns, and cities that I beheld springing up. As my ears listened to the thundering of the canon, the clashing of swords, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat, I again heard the mysterious voice saying, “Son of the Republic, look and learn.” As the voice ceased, the shadowy angel, for the last time, dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the inhabitants of the land victorious. Then once more I beheld the villages, town and cities springing up where I had seen them before; while the bright angel, planting the azure standard he had brought in the mist of them, cried in a loud voice, “While the stars remain and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the Union last.” Taking from his brow the crown on which was blazoned the word “Union,” he placed it upon the Standard, while people, kneeling down, said “Amen.” The scene instantly began to fade and dissolve, and I at last saw nothing but the rising, curling vapor I at first beheld. This also disappearing, I found myself once more gazing upon the mysterious visitor who, in the same voice I heard before, said, “Son of the Republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted. Three great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful for her is the third; but the whole world united shall not prevail against her. Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land, and his Union.” With those words the vision vanished, and I started from my seat and felt that I had seen a vision; wherein had shown me the birth, progress, and destiny of the United States.

Such, my friend, concluded the venerable narrator, were the words I heard from Washington’s own lips, and America will do well to profit by them.

Brother Allen speaking, says: I had Bro. David read George Washington’s vision; on account of the things that are happening in the nation. We had a sun eclipse: which some of the Jewish rabbis say: That is judgment to the world. We were allowed to see last weekend; what happened in Nepal. They still do not know how many people are dead. They have already counted sixty six hundred. Some had climbed Mt. Everest, even some from America, and they are dead today; simply because people want adventure. God gave them an adventure they were not looking for. There are certain things we just don’t do: especially as Christians. We don’t want to be a bunch of dare devils. That is a word the world uses freely. The dare is one thing, but the other part is another thing. We are here to live our life for God; and to express His glory, His grace and His mighty works among His children. I was thinking this morning; while looking out over the congregation: there are a lot of brothers and sisters here. I appreciate every one of you. I appreciate all of you very much, and I feel very little; to be the pastor of such people as I see here each time we have a service. It does not make me feel big, great, or anything like that. There is a certain preacher that has been on television: which I have seen and heard once or twice. He was talking in Baltimore the other day, when I heard him. It must have been bad; some of the things he said, but he acted so humble on television. We have a country today that is in very much trouble. That is why I had this vision read; because I believe we are on the verge of something great happening in this country in a derogatory way: something that we have not witnessed before. It has happened here in America, but it has not happened to this degree or to this extent of what is ahead. There are things that I may be reluctant to say, but there are other things that I have to say. Today, we are looking at a nation that is in great turmoil. The police force of this nation is going through great stress. One was shot in New York last night. He was shot in the head, and is in a hospital in critical condition. He may have already died. He was a young man. What I want to say; is that you will not see a bunch of marches over that. The Christian people in this country today, are being ridiculed. The armed forces have put out an alert to the chaplains, never to mention Jesus Christ. If they do, they are not only to be reprimanded, they are going to be put out of service. This nation is in trouble today. The anti-God people of this present time are really having their way. I received an e-mail from a brother down in Mexico this week: Eight miles from the Texas border, ISIS has a training camp. They are ready to strike whenever the time comes. We have ISIS in this country; just waiting for their opportunity to strike. You see when something happens, all this going on is going to join together. The preachers in Baltimore have got together with the various elements; the Crypts, the black gorilla group, and Islamic nations, all got together with them; to get peace. I remember Bro. Jackson saying, that you cannot put a baby and rattlesnake together in a bed without something bad happening to the baby. That is what has happened today, in the pulpits of this great nation. Men have given over to the devil. I was not thinking about saying that, but I have said it. They have given over to the devil; because the Bible means nothing to them. If it is not prosperity, then it is a social message; something that is going on without recognizing this. The only time they ever recognized it, the only time the president recognizes it; is when it is something they feel they can draw out of it; to express their point. I know they do not really care anything about it. The Word of God may not be laying in the streets and people walking on it yet, but it is laying in pulpits, and they are throwing it on the floor and walking on it. This is why certain things are going to happen: There is one more to happen, and it is worse than all. Bro. Branham had a vision in 1933, and the last part of that vision was, he saw this nation with cities on fire. I have thought many times, that this is exactly what George Washington saw in the vision he had. I wonder why we do not have presidents: Democrat and Republican, that are having visions? The only vision they have is that dollar sign rolling around in their head. How is it that a few years ago a president was in office, that was impeached, but he stayed in office? Him and his wife went out as paupers, according to what Hillary tells. Since he has been out of office, he has made a hundred million dollars in speeches. I never cared about his speech when he was in office, I did not care a thing for it then, and I do not care a thing for it now. I received a phone call the other day, which I feel like was from some Republican. They talked pretty good until they came down to the end and wanted to know how much I would give. I am not giving anything to the Republican party because I see them crawling into bed with the snakes. I am not talking about any certain individual, but I am talking about the entire political scene. Politics are rotten today. As Bro. Wells sang the song, we are living, surely living in the day He spoke about; just compare it with Matthew 24. So prepare yourself. Amos said twenty seven hundred years ago, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. I say this morning to Faith Assembly and to the listeners out there, whatever country you are in, prepare to meet your God. Let us give ourselves unto the spirit of God. I was just thinking about the songs that were sung this morning, how inspiring they were. It just built up from one to another. We have had a good time here in the Lord. I felt good. I don’t necessarily feel so good about what I am having to say, but it is necessary. When there is looting, and when there is burning going on, they can tell the police to stand down; because we can stand a little bit of the city being torn up. What is right about that? Now the older people that were depending on a CVS pharmacy, have no CVS pharmacy there any longer. Not everybody is not happy about this, but not everyone is speaking up. This is building into something all around the nation. People are marching like never before. I don’t know what happened to that man, neither does that woman that locked up six people. She doesn’t know. This is not a black, white, or red issue; this is a devil issue. Who gave anyone a right to throw rocks and bricks and injure a hundred policemen? Who had that right? They call the police dirty names. Is that the way America talks today? I worked at Ford Motor company for thirty one years. I heard some of this kind of stuff and it did not make me happy, but it was never anything near what is going on in the streets of America today. People have lost their way even of knowing how to talk. It goes on with women and men. A woman was interviewing a man; he began to say some words, they kept the microphone on. I am angry at the devil today. Young people, you have something to live for. Don’t let words come out of your mouth that you don’t want to swallow. You cannot take them back. Let me read Matthew 24 again. Verse 23, “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.” What about those preachers that preach contrary to what we know to be right? To me, whoever you associate with: I do not mean those you have to work with; you cannot control that. However whoever you associate with otherwise; which are our friends: This is where we must be selective; if we are going to be true to our God that has shown mercy and grace toward us. Most preachers that got with the Bloods, the Crypts, all the rest of them, to try to obtain peace; there are things more serious than trying to get peace with the enemy. It says, lo, here is Christ, He is not everywhere. He is not just anywhere. He is not in every pulpit where preachers are misrepresenting Him this morning. They name Him when it is convenient. He did preach peace, but there is another scripture in Paul’s writing that says, when they said peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them. Why did He say that? What He said next explains it. Notice: “For there shall arise false Christ’s (false anointed ones. That is not talking about somebody that has tried to take on the name Christ. That is an anointing. When the Holy Ghost, which is God, said His name shall be called Jesus, unto Mary and Joseph, that was His name. But when He was thirty years old, He received the Holy Ghost: after He was baptized by John: That made Him Jesus the Christ. (Jesus the anointed One) We worship Him; because He is the anointed one. This will partly answer something that has been asked of me lately. He is Lord, but He is not God! The man sitting by the wayside recognized Him and said, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. Sometimes I get a little bit loud, and sometimes my brothers get a little bit loud, but that is to emphasize an expression of love for the Word of God. That was an expression: that man needed to be heard. Sometimes we cry out in agony, Father God, in the name of Jesus Christ, would you help me? Would you help me through this trial? There shall arise false Christ’s…) and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; (Does that make them right? There may be more healing take place some other place in this world, than what is here in Faith Assembly, but that don’t make it right. There will be great signs and wonders…) insomuch that, if it were possible, the very elect would be deceived:” The Benny Hinn’s, that can blow on them and watch them fall. It has an affect on people, but the bride of Christ will never be deceived. I am not standing here to mock anyone; but to sound a word of caution; because these men are raised up to high heaven in this hour of time. Oral Roberts: while he was living, sold out. People after awhile, forget what somebody has done, but when he took seven million dollars from a man in Florida; who was a dog racer: That was a sellout. He had said, if somebody don’t supply seven million dollars, then I will die this year. The man that raised dogs, said he did not want him to die, so he gave him seven million dollars. In 1963, this nation: this world went into darkness, the church world. Laodicea has no light; it is darkness. That is the reason why they can go into these big edifices, they can go and sit, have their lat-te’s and eat doughnuts. I could say to them; You better enjoy them, because that is all you are going to get out of that service. You are not going to have another service until next Sunday morning. Forty five minutes of rock music and fifteen minutes of a piece of a sermon. This rock music, this rotten stuff is from hell. I remember; back in the 1980’s; a certain doctor that went to Israel, and down to Lazarus’ tomb had quite an experience. I have been there; back in the 1970’s. He went into Lazarus’ tomb, and while he was there, he had a vision. He saw all these little devils with their faces marked up. The reason I believe that; is because I also see that very scene. He said their faces were marked up, and they were beating and going on like rock music is today. These men, a lot of them, do not have any hair; except on the back, and then they pull it into a long pony tail. They are so proud of that pony tail and their big beards. Let us watch what we give our attention to. The Bible teaches us to watch and pray; that we enter not into temptation. Sometimes the temptation is to look like the world. The world has no appeal to me. God dealt with me all summer long; before I finally surrendered my heart to Him. It was in the first part of January 1959: I just felt like I could not go any further. I felt the pull. I got to the place that I felt alone, even when I was around family or whatever, it was because there was something inside pulling me to surrender my life to God. Young people, you are blessed to be where you are, because you have an opportunity that only God gives. I don’t know how young some of you are. I don’t know how God is dealing with you either; if you are just five or six years old. If there is something inside; pulling you, and telling you to give your heart to the Lord: Mom and Dad cannot do that for you. We are getting ready to go through a certain door; the exit sign is already on it. We will leave this old world one day soon. All who fall for what these denominational preachers are pushing; will still be here when the bride saints are gone. “If it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Thank God; that is not possible: We are sealed. God knew there was some that were not going to fall for that stuff they are preaching. I remember; when Sarah Bean was just a little girl: She was in school, and they asked her about a song one of the country music singers had made popular: Achy Breaky Heart. She said: I don’t sing that: I sing; It is Bubbling. It is bubbling this morning. You remember the old coffee pot that had a little glass top on it? When it started boiling, that coffee would move up into that and you could hear the bubbling. We are right on the edge of something, that we are getting ready to walk into: because God is going to prepare something for us before we get out of this world. My subject is, Time is running out. You can see that it is. I am reluctant to say this, but if something happens in this country, you will not be able to go to the grocery and get anything. It will go from the inner city to the country. It would not hurt to have a little staple food on hand. You can always eat as you go and re-supply it. That is all I will say about that. “Behold, I have told you before.” He is reminding the disciples, He had already told them. I like reminders. Some people say, oh, he has preached on this before. Peter said, I will not be negligent to tell you these things, even though you know them. There is a song that says, remind me dear Lord, nothing good have I done to deserve God’s only Son. Nothing at all: you cannot buy your way in, and you cannot pay your way out of purgatory: which actually does not exist anyhow. When the last breath is taken from this mortal body, you go into the presence of God or you go to the other place where the rich man lifted up his eyes, being in torment. “Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; (A lot of them went to the desert back in the 1960’s. Arizona was crowded with them. They had to follow the prophet, when the prophet said, don’t come; there is nothing out here but rattlesnakes and scorpions. They went anyhow. God had taken the man off the scene before they had even got settled. God has a way of pulling the rug out from under some people; when they are determined to go their own way. They believed Bro. Branham was God while he was here, and after he died, they still believed it. They waited year after year for him to raise from the grave. For years, down at the cemetery on Easter, they would gather down there; with great expectation. That is what they went for. The correct word for Easter; is Passover, not Easter. They would go down there and wait. Sis. Branham died; I went to the funeral. It was just a block from the cemetery to the Tabernacle. I went there to the cemetery. As soon as they got through saying their words, here were these men; looking like a bunch of Amish that had grown beards. Where did they get that from? They began to sing Only Believe. I got such an eerie feeling that I left there. What were they believing for? They were believing for something impossible; under those circumstances. God can do anything that fulfills His will and purpose, but raising Brother Branham from the grave was not one of them. They followed him to the desert; even though he told them not to. That scripture says: If they say He is in the desert…) go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not.” Brother Branham was God’s prophet to this age, but as soon as he died, they had to raise them up another prophet. That did not work for them either. God raised up Brother Jackson to minister to the bride saints, but Brother Jackson was not Brother Branham. They had a very different ministry, but Brother Jackson’s ministry takes you further into a true revelation than any of the other ministers. Neither I, nor any of these other brothers, were called to that purpose at that time. Many tried to fill the gap, but they were not Brother Jackson. God makes no mistakes; and He does not use copy cats. Brother Jackson was anointed of the Spirit of God to shed light on many things that other preachers had just gouged at. You might say, well Elisha followed Elijah and he did some of the same miracles that Elijah did. Elijah was a loner; Elisha was a mixer. He mixed with people. He dwelt around people. Elijah would speak; then leave. That is a lonely life. Bro. Branham spoke and he left. Today I have spent time on other things, and I am glad I did. We have many things to look at in this message.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

5-10-15 AM

We are in an evil day and time the Bible speaks about, that would come. We are seeing it first hand. We do not have to wait for another time to see it; because we are seeing it now. We are seeing things shape up in the Middle East. We want to be very much on the lookout. The Bible says for us to watch: watch and pray. If we have our mind on a lot of other things; we will fail the things that need to be done in our lives, and in the lives of others that we are responsible for. I feel a great responsibility today for the ministry that has been given me. I did not do anything to cause it to be this way, or to cause the Lord to show me different things. It was not because of anything I did: because I really did not study for it. I have studied the scripture, but not for the purpose of being able to bring things out that was going to be for the hour we are living in now. I did not do anything to bring it about: it was just pointed out to me by the spirit of God. That is what I want to say today: that I want to put myself behind the scene and put Him in the forefront. He is worthy of all our praise, and all that we do; should be by His leading. That is why I mentioned about singing: It is not to heap praise upon a person, but it is to give praise unto Him;; the great God of all creation. Different ones have different talents; even in singing. We do not all sing alike. It would get kind of boring if one got up and sang just like the other one. We have a variety and I thank God for the variety. That does not make anyone above anyone else. It is just an appointment; a talent that God has given to His people: to be able to edify the body of Christ. When we see our position in the Word of God, the joints that supply, they must supply something to the next joint; that it goes all the way through the entire body. When the joints are supplied: then that makes up the body. They are trying today, to make every human, male and female, the same. They are not the same. They were not made up the same. The bone structure is not the same. You cannot change that. Some may say; well I was born a man, just figuratively, to say, I was born a man, but really I am a woman in a man’s body. That is stupidity. You who think like that, have allowed the devil to get hold of you and he has warped your mind to the point where you will never recover, because God does not make mistakes. It is the devil; that has warped the mind of those who think like that, and made them into something that does not fit in anywhere. When it comes to a man going into a woman’s restroom: my goodness, where would that lead to? Or a woman going into a man’s restroom; simply because they say, well I was born that way. I say to any such: You are full of the devil. That is what is wrong with you, and you will never be saved; thinking like that. God will not accept homosexuals into the kingdom of genuine believers unless they repent first and renounce that way of life. I am not judging anyone; I do not have to: God’s Word has already judged them who are living contrary to the way of righteousness. If a change is not made, whatever it is, if it is homosexuality or whatever, if you don’t make a change, you are not going to heaven. It is just that simple. I read in the 1st chapter of Romans, and it tells me there; that God has dealt with man through the ages; it may have been eons back, but the thing about it is; you passed it on to another generation. Man was not born to worship Buddha. Man was not born as Muslims. Man’s need to worship something; has led mankind in many directions spiritually, but there is only One True God to worship, and there is only one birth that every person must experience, in order to go to heaven; that is a new birth by the Spirit of God, and it will change all the rest of those ideas you may have had. We know we live in a time and hour that man is changing the Word of God; to make soul salvation an easy thing, but really; God’s way has never changed. It is still going to be face value. When an individual stands before God: that person is still going to be judged by his, or her obedience to what is written in the Word of God: that has been given to mankind by the anointing of that sovereign Spirit. People get the idea somehow; that God is going to accept them regardless of whether they repent and surrender their life to Him or not: just as long as they do good things for needy people and live what they consider to be a good life. They think He is going to accept them into the kingdom of heaven because they lived what they consider to be a good life. Wrong! There is only one way into the kingdom of heaven, and that way was secured on that old cross on Golgotha: when the Son of God willingly allowed Himself to be crucified by an angry mob; to pay our sin debt, and deliver us from death, hell and destruction. Unless you recognize that, and submit to God’s requirement for His true children; you are lost and totally without God. I was thinking about all the things that are happening in the world, the tearing up of cities, things of that nature; which is doing the devil’s dirty work. Two black men shot two cops last night, in Mississippi. One was white, one was black. Let us see what the president does about that. Let us see if he sends somebody of importance down there. There are always two sides to everything. We all recognize that. I had a teacher say to me; well there are really three, your side, my side and the right side. We live in a time when the big thing now is the Millennial’s. You young people are living in that time: when these young people are calling themselves the Millennial’s, from thirty years old and on down. So they have come up with this replacement theology. These young preachers are preaching it in pulpits today. They claim that within five years; everybody on this earth is going to be against Israel. I will go over that again, the replacement theology is that the church has replaced Israel, and that Israel is no longer important, so what they do with that, is say that the Palestinians have a right to the land of Israel. We live in a dangerous hour. The Bible says it would be this way in the last days. They are going to teach these things in colleges: That is where it is coming from. It used to be higher learning, but now they have ways of teaching math and stuff like that; which is foreign to me. Don’t bring it to me: I cannot understand it. I know one and one is two, you cannot change that. Children in the fourth and fifth grades today cannot even read. They are going right on through school without an education. If you are a big sports person; they are going to pass you. You are going to get through; because that is more important than an education. I have seen some of these men that have gone through college in sports, and whatever they got from college, and in a year or two they are going back to college to learn how to read. We live in an evil hour of time. Jesus repeated this in Matthew, Mark in and Luke: As it was in the days of Noah; so shall it be in the days of the son of man. Of course it is one message, but all of them recorded it. It must have been important. Luke goes further and said, As it was in the days of Lot, so will it be in the days of the Son of man. It says they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.  Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Here we are; and it is up to the Supreme Court in June, to say whether a state can be forced to marry two men or two women together. Don’t bring that stuff to me. I know what the Bible says about perversion. If God turned Sodom and Gomarrah into ashes because of that lifestyle; He will not let this generation get by with it: There is a price to pay; when you ignore the Word of God. Today; the court system, with all these judges, which are motivated by reprobate minds, are not interested in what the Bible says about this kind of thing. You may say, I did not come here to hear that. What did you come here for? Bro. Kevin made mention of something the other night. I saw it. I will not be liked for saying anything about it, but this so called church leader is putting his young daughter on the stage of the world. I remember when a little girl, three or four years old, used to come up for Bro. Bud and me to hold her. All at once, she did not come up any more. About a month later she sneaked and came up here, but that was the last time. Don’t tell me you did not have something to do with it. She is about twelve years old now. I say this today; as a warning: If you let it go, you will have a broken heart. It is not far from right to wrong. You get something wrong, and you will go down a path where it will get easier and easier and easier to slip. I probably will not be listened to, but that is my warning today. Stop it now, while you can; or suffer heartache later. You might think I do not have a right to tell you that. Yes, I do. I cannot be a preacher unless I go to the 33rd chapter of Ezekiel and the 3rd verse, the watchmen. If the watchman does not warn them, then what happens? If you see the wrong and you do not warn them: I see the wrong in it, and I would like to see it turn out right. I remember what Bro. Branham said many years ago. He had a friend that lived here but he grew up in Germany. He came here to this country and loved it. He had a beautiful daughter. Some of the people came to him and wanted her to enter the beauty pageants. It embarrassed him. He said, my daughter will not be on display before the world; wearing those filthy clothes and all. I will get into it more tonight: showing that, that spirit never dies. This spirit that is upon America and the rest of the world, is a spirit that has been since Cain slew Abel. What did it call him there in Jude? The son of the wicked one. Adam was not a wicked one. Adam was a son of God; That is what God called him all the way down through his life. In Matthew, when it goes into the genealogy, it names them one by one, by one, all the way through Abraham. Enoch, all the way down from Adam, it said Adam, which is the son of God. I do not read anywhere, that Adam kept sinning; after that one time of disobedience. These preachers that want to jump on Adam for what he did, are everyone doing worse. You are fooling a bunch of people. You are taking them down a road of no return: yet you are stars on television. You get on the News and argue; You even argue with News people: because you do not think things went right in Baltimore. You get on there and argue; you are so pious. The devil is pious too. Preachers in pulpits used to know who that man of sin is. TV preachers of this hour of time do not know. It is still that head of Rome. It will not change. John said, there are many antichrists in the world; many. This thing is about over. You see the door closing. One of these days before long, it is going to slam shut. There will not be any more chance for unbelievers: no more salvation. Kylie: would you come up here for a minute? This is Kylie: She went to Israel with us. She got a chance to see all the different places on that tour. On the last day; she got to go to the garden tomb. When she went in that tomb: she had an experience. Right Kylie? She came to me Thursday night and said, I want to say something to you. She had something to say: the Lord touched her when she was in the tomb. When is one too young for that? Kylie is not quite eight years old yet. So I say; the trip was worthwhile. She had not even told her Mom and Dad until last Sunday night. There are other young children that were touched also. God is doing something in Faith Assembly, and I would not trade that for all the world. You can parade young children out there before that long haired bunch of men. Then when they get through, you hear; I would like to take your little girl home with me. You who cast your little children into a place of worldly entertainment; I say you are idiotic! I know I am saying some hard things this morning, but we are living in a late hour of time. If your experience of salvation was the real thing: I am saying it is time you start living it. Take this whole world, but give me Jesus. Take it all. I ask, what is too young for little children to have that experience? What was too young with Samuel? When God spoke to him, he did not know who He was hearing from: he just heard a voice. He ran to wake up the high priest and asked, did you call me? That would have been an audible voice. He told him to go back and lay down. He went back and laid down. Again the voice came: Samuel. He went back to the high priest and said, did you call me? Eli began to get worried. He said to him, go back and lay down; if it happens again say; here am I. Can we say that this morning? Young people, young children, God has something for you; so do not push it away. If you are ten, eleven, or twelve years old; God has something for you. The door is closing. Remember the song, Pass me not, O gentle Savior, hear my humble cry: While on others you are calling, do not pass me by. I will say again: Young people, do not let Him pass you by. I would not miss an experience like that for anything in the world. It will change your whole life. It will not take you out of the world, but it will keep you from the evil of the world. I have a scripture I want to read. It is Ezekiel 34, verse 11. “For thus saith the Lord God; (God talks. When He does talk, it is an expression of authority.) “Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.” It was dark for Israel. We live in a country today, where we know that fifteen states have ISIS members in them: thousands. We cannot discriminate; but I ask: Why are they here? Who let them in? The Christian people did not. I did not say church people, because the church people are the ones that are inviting the people from Syria. They do not even know who they are. This is an evil and adulterous generation. If we get our hearts right with God; we will see one another as we are. “And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.” God is bringing Israel back; eight point two million of them. A million and half from Russia. Why? Why have they come from Russia? God said, open the door. I know there have been churches that have helped them, but you did not bring them. God opened the door. When God opens the door, you cannot shut it. “I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.” He is talking about His people, the sheep of His pasture. He is not talking about this replacement theology. God is not a theologian. Do you know what a theologian is? He is speaking theories, which have no meaning; no edification. “I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God.” I do not see anything in there; where it says Palestinians. It is just not in there. President Obama: it is not in there! Ex-president Bush, it is not in there! Bill Clinton, it is not in there! You tried to make it work: you have billions of dollars in foreign banks, which the United States supplied to try to negotiate peace. Israel gave away everything for him, and then he gets down to the last and says: I cannot do it; they will kill me. He was not supposed to. There is one thing he did right. “I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.” You Israeli leaders, you had better watch out! God has His mind upon you! You are responsible! As I said the other day: this man which was supposed to talk to Netanyahu, had a church with less than one hundred. He thought: me, talk to Netanyahu? It was about ten years before he had the opportunity. Here a man came to him and said, you are supposed to speak to Netanyahu, and tell him not to give up land; if you do the prime minister office will be taken away from you. That is when they negotiated with Bill Clinton, and gave up land. Netanyahu was voted out of office. It came again to this man; you are going to see Netanyahu, and you are going to tell him he will be back in office again, and don’t give up any land. Ten years later: Netanyahu sees this man in the crowd. He invites him to go and talk with him. He went to talk with him, he told him; you are going to be prime minister again, but don’t give up land. The election has happened. He tried to get the Labor party to go in with him; they would not. He would up with sixty one in his parliament. You have to have sixty one to lead or they have another election. They are all right wingers. He has some staunch people in there now; that will not give up land. Don’t you know, God has everything in His hands? Everything is moving in the right direction, whether we like it or not. God is on the move. I like it! I like to see God working with young people. Young people; get hold of Him; you will never regret it. “And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the goats.” God said, in Zephaniah the 2nd chapter: I will search Jerusalem with a light. He is searching our hearts today. He knows the intent of our heart. He knows the intent of my heart. I have no desire, and no intention of not telling people the truth. God is not a loser. All that the Father hath given to me, Jesus said, will come. He will drag you. He will push you. He will put a ring in your nose if necessary, (just an expression) and I am not talking about those out there in the world; that have those terrible looking rings in their nose. How do they even blow their nose? All this stuff in their jaws; I have to wonder how they can even eat. I saw one the other day: She had three things in her jaw. Surely something like that would get in the way of chewing food. Women painting themselves up with all those tattoos! What a sight! If anyone here, ever gets a tattoo: I hope you get a terrible rash. The only mark I want on me; is the mark the Spirit of God puts on His children. “Semeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? And to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?” God has given us opportunity in this hour of time, to drink of the deep water. The deeper it goes, the cooler it gets. I sure do not want to be on God’s hot seat in this hour we are living in. Somebody will ask me once in awhile; how is everything in Salem? I just say; I don’t know: I just drive through it. I see all these invitations for this church and this chili supper, this one or that one. “Therefore thus saith the Lord God unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle. Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad.” God is concerned with your sickness. That is a part of what was included on that old cross; by whose stripes you are healed. It has already happened. It is already available. That is a conclusion; it is written in the book. God put salvation in His book, deliverance, dedication, nine fruits of the spirit. He did not just put eight in there: nor did He put them in there for us to pick and choose the ones we want. We cannot do that; unless we are willing to give ourself over to what we choose. It will take away selfishness. It will take away jealousy. It will take away evil speaking. Just think what all of the bad things; the nine fruit of the Spirit gets rid of. Do you know why it does that? It is so we can live in peace. It is so I can love my brothers and sisters. You cannot be a Christian with a chip on your shoulder. We have to get rid of the old man, and put on the new man; to be able to live a true Christian life. God help you today; if you are sitting in here and that old man is still working. Get rid of him: cast him out! You might say, that is just the way I am; the way I have always been. I say to anyone who says or feels like that: Get rid of it! Let us search ourselves and see what is the most important thing in our lives. If we will do that; when those church house doors are open, if we can, we are going to be here. Summer is coming up. I do not object to people taking a vacation, but do not do that every other week or so, not every other service. Seeing the days we are living in; let us be sure that we join ourselves together and worship our great God. I do not meant to be pointing out anyone, but I feel like it right now: I see Bro. Kevin’s wife taking care of her mother; coming down here on Thursday night and bringing her: then taking her back, and come back again on the weekend. Sister James was here Thursday night; She said she was so happy Brother James had gained thirteen pounds. He sure did not need to lose any more. If we want to lose anything, let us lose our mind and get the mind of Christ. Well something came up the other day, and I just lost my temper. Have you ever heard that? To that I say: No you did not lose your temper; you found it. Lose it, and never try to find it!. “Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey, and I will judge between cattle and cattle. And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; (He is talking about David’s son. In the Millennium there will be a theophany, one governmental head. He will delegate authority to those that have deserved it. You might say, well I have not done much as a Christian. If you are thirty fold, you have done much and you are a part of God’s family.) he shall feed them, and He shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it. (It is sealed.) And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.” When God begins to judge this thing; it will go to Washington, and right on down, because they are the ones that have made the laws. The Supreme Court, that is going to rule in the month of June on gay marriage: That has already been ruled on from the beginning of time. When God made them, He made them male and female. He did not make them male and male, or female and female. Some of these people have gotten so big that they have made themselves a female god. You are going back to some of the things of old Baalbek and some of those places back there. You have not gone anywhere. You are just carrying a spirit over; right on through time. You who worship yourself: you are a little god; when you worship yourself. When you die, you are going to wish you had worshiped the only God that could help you, and take care of you, which is the Great God of heaven. “And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.” Are you enjoying yourself this morning? Do you feel blessed? After all I have said, do you still feel blessed? “And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, (God is making a promise to them now.) and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them. And they shall no more be a prey to the heaven, neither shall the beast of the land devour them, but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.” That place is only found in the arms of a loving and compassionate God, and the only way to get there; is through the only begotten Son of God; Jesus Christ.

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I am going to start tonight; with something that has come to me during the week, something to put together; to try and show you, that from the beginning of time up until this time, just what has gone on; and why things are like they are now. You never get very far from the very beginning, as far as the spirit world is concerned. The world we live in has spirits that have been chained down until the time of judgment; because they were just so wicked that God did not permit them to come to mankind. If He had, then it would have been much worse than what it has been, even though we may think it could not have been worse, but it was. Then you have other spirits that still live on in this day; that lived back in eons of time, from the very beginning of time. That is what affects us today, those same spirits that have been prevalent in times gone by: They did not change. You cannot convert them because they are demons. You cannot be good enough to overcome then. I remember a dream I had years ago: I saw right then, that there was no way man can overcome these things on his own. I had not been coming here very long when I had this dream. I have told it before, but it has been several years. I had seen some of the things that had gone on in the time we are living in. This was a religious spirit. I saw myself in a dream: I was sitting around a table with Bro. Jackson and some other people. There was an elderly woman there also. I could not tell you who she was. I was sitting there at the table, more or less just fellowshiping, or eating. I was sitting there with my face toward a window. All at once there appeared a spirit in that window, not more than this tall. (small measure) It motioned to the woman, like, come here. She rejected it for a little bit, and finally, she could not reject it any more, and it took her. The amazing thing was; she came back, and when she came back, she was rejoicing. The next time it was my time. This spirit motioned for me and I said no. It motioned again a time or two and I said no. But then I saw that was not working, because it was not going to leave. Finally it disturbed me so much, I just pointed at it and said: In the name of Jesus Christ, leave me alone. It was just like a watermelon that splattered. It let me know that there are things in this life that we are not going to overcome on our own, because we cannot match them in our physical mind, or our physical being. There are spirits in this world that we cannot overcome on our own. It is only through the blood of Jesus Christ that we will ever be able to overcome things like that when they come our way. I know the Bible says to resist the devil. That is what I did: I resisted him, but there is a resistance in our mind when we see or feel something, or when something comes toward us; we can resist that, because we have the power and authority to do so. God gave us the armor. It says for us to take unto ourselves the whole armor of God. It is something we must take. God just does not go passing it around and saying, here, or here, but we take it. We take unto us the full armor of God, that we may be able to withstand in the evil day. That is the day we are living in: an evil day. Sometimes it is just so small we think, well that is not going to bother me, but if it is leading us away from what we need, or what we need to do, then it is time to address it according to the way God’s Word says. As I quoted this morning, the Bible says we are to watch and pray. We have to watch. We have to listen. In the scripture, as it was said to the prophet; listen and learn. It is a time we are living in, when we need to try the spirits, whether they be of God or not. I know when I preached on the godhead, some felt: well I have heard that before. And you sure have, but I feel the Lord gave us more understanding; that we may understand things in a better way. We should never say, well I already know that. When Bro. Kevin gets up here and preaches one week, and read the same scripture the next week; I know I am going to get something out of it; that I did not get last week. The thing about it is, that is the same way with the blessings of God. You may have sat here in services and felt nothing. That does not mean anything, because the next time you come in, it might just come to you, into you, and let you know, because He said I will never leave you or forsake you. We do not want to get to the point that we ignore Him; or ignore His Spirit when He is dealing with our lives. The biggest disappointment we can ever have as a young Christian, is to feel like; I am getting nowhere; I am doing nothing: God is surely not with me. Why did He call you? Why does He speak to you? All of a sudden, it seems like He is not around. Please remember: It is just like the song goes; He was there all the time. He promised that He would be with us always. I will never leave you or forsake you. That promise is real, and we ought to always remember it. I want, especially the young people and younger Christians, to realize; that just because you maybe do not feel the same as somebody else; you are not the exact same as someone else. God deals with each of us according to what He sees ahead for each one. That is why I often think of what Bro. Jackson said: If you don’t feel anything; you will, so just hold on. Wait forGod’s time. That is why I had Kylie come up here this morning. There were bus loads of people that went into the garden, that may not have felt anything; because it was not the time for them. Of all the different ones that testified, I did not hear any one say they were disappointed, or discouraged because of anything about the trip. Everybody had something different to rejoice about. Some of it was the same, but all of it was something: that even though it might have been different, it was things that struck each one’s spirit. The thing that amazed me; was how God did deal with some of the young people. I feel like everybody that went; came back with a different attitude, a different zeal, and a different attitude about what they want. It had to do something: that made so many say; when the next trip comes: I want to go. Why would you want to take a trip that was all dull? We did not just go there to see things” We went there to experience something. As we went up on the Sea of Galilee; we knew that was not the same water Jesus was on when He was here, because it keeps feeding in new water, but it was the same place. I have some things I want to talk about tonight. It will refer you back to some of the things I have said before, but it will not be the same. I want to go back to Daniel 2. My subject is still the same. We will start with verse 36. Nebuchadnezzar has dreamed a dream. The dream begins with him. Or let me say it this way, it goes with the time he is living in; because he is not going to live through all the dream. The dream lasts seventy years as far as what he is to accomplish, but he does not live that long. We realize that Belshazzar; his grandson, ends the dream, as far as Nebuchadnezzar is concerned. So it is himself, another one, and then Belshazzar. What I am talking about; is a spirit that lives on. It does not die, because these spirits are fallen spirits; that originally God created. God created the devil, but He did not cause him to do the evil; he made that choice when he exalted. I have heard it said, oh, if I had lived in the days of Adam; I would have so and so. If you had lived in the days of Adam, you would have done the same thing he did. They say, I want to tell that old man something. That is foolish talk. Foolish thinking, and foolish talking; because we have had our time of the fallen nature. Sometimes we have not done so good since God took that nature away from us. I am not talking about getting out here and carousing, or anything like that. I never did drink. I did not have to worry about that, when I came to the Lord. I did smoke though, and that was not of God. The reason I smoked, was because unbelief. As Bro. Branham said one time; smoking, drinking, and all this kind of thing, is not sin. That sounded funny to some people at that time. One woman spoke up; tell me then, what is sin? He said; unbelief. As we look at this dream Nebuchadnezzar had, Daniel was telling him what his dream meant. He was not just telling hin the interpretation of it after somebody has gone over the rest of the dream: He is going to tell him what the dream meant. He did not bat an eye while he was telling it, because God had showed him. He was not getting up and prophesying to Nebuchadnezzar. He had already seen it before he got to Nebuchadnezzar. He said, give me a little time. He went to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and said, let us pray. Their lives were in their hands if it was not right. When some of the magicians and all those people; which they had then; just like they do now. When they began to say tell us the dream. He said; you are just buying time, hoping that in a few days this will pass. It was not going to pass, because he was not going to let it pass. It did not matter who it was before him, nor how many parliamentary offices he had, he did not care. He did not care about the Supreme Court or anything else. He wanted an answer. A guard of Daniel’s just happened to be the one that listened. There is a young Jewish man that can tell you what the dream means. He brought him in to the king. Daniel said this is the dream. Sometimes in life we have to be positive. You cannot quibble on this. You cannot quibble on truth. We cannot quibble about sin. Be sure, your sins will find you out. “This is the dream; and we (He is not going to do it on his own. Who else is in the room with him? The magicians, the others, the Chaldeans, they are not going to tell him. When he said, we will tell you the dream; he was talking about God. He knew that he did not know it on his own, and he was not talking about having a mouse in his pocket. Sometimes we have an answer; just like Isaiah, the 2nd chapter, God had tried him. As He tried him, Isaiah met the trial, he met the test. God said to him, who can I send? He said, here am I, send me. But before that, it was a struggle, I cannot talk. Moses said the same thing when he was in the desert. He gave every excuse in the world, but God is not interested in excuses. I do not mean to sound rough. That is just my way of doing things. We…) Will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: (He is not buttering him up. What I am saying tonight, spirits do not die.) for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.” The God of heaven gave him that. It did not mean he was going to do everything right. He did not. But here he is, right here 606 B.C. I cannot spend all my time on that in order to get to the point I want to get to. “And wheresoever the children of men dwell, (He is talking about his kingdom. It is not going to be as large as the next kingdom. It is not going to cover as much ground. It is not going to cover as many people. It is in Iraq, the same old spirit today that was in there. Nebuchadnezzar worshiped idols.) the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.” How did he know that? Nebuchadnezzar is thinking; how did he know that? I did not tell him. Surely I did not speak in my sleep. The dream is more vivid to him now than when he dreamed it; because he is getting more out of it. He sees an interpretation. That is the way the truth is tonight: the longer you stay in it, the more it is going to mean to you. You do not just pass on this and pass on that, thinking that everything is going to be alright. “And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, (Medo-Persia, that is the silver) and another third kingdom of brass, (the Greek Empire, bronze or brass) which shall bear rule over all the earth.” “See, you go from the head down and you are getting weaker all the time, and meaner, and harder. “And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.” That Roman Empire, which appears demonistic, a devilish thing. “And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, (It goes down here: which connects all the way to the end time, which gets down to the feet and toes. The toes are part clay and there are ten of them, which is the ten horns. Part clay and part iron, potters clay. You go from the iron, which is the Roman kingdom, to the clay, which is ecclesiastical, that goes into religion, but as far as it is concerned; it never changes. It is the same old spirit right on through time. Some of those bishops, priests, and popes, were more cruel than the Roman rulers. They killed and literally slaughtered. They took over kingdoms: all in the name of religion. The popes ravished whom they would. To keep it from looking so bad on them, they organized a group called the Jesuits. It is still alive today. That old spirit keeps on living.) the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.” That miry clay cannot stand. In Revelation 17, it ends; because the iron again takes over and breaks the clay. “And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.” When the Reformation took place in the 1500’s, that began to break it up, but the life still lived, even though: in 1806 they declared the papacy as dead: Yet when WW2 was over, it began to revive. That is what you read in Revelation 13, which the denominational preachers prophecy, and say there will be a man arise, and he is going to be shot in the head, left for dead, but he is going to arise. That is what deceived preachers are saying. That is how far away from truth they are. They missed it completely. God sent a prophet to this age; which said; If the United States did not accept truth it in 1956, it would go the other way. Look at it! Look at the preachers on television today! Money is all that matters to them. The soul of man is mentioned, but it is mentioned after the money. Sure you have to have money to run a church” You have to have money to run the internet, and you have to have money to put out a paper, but when you have to beg for the money: that is the time to shut down. They are all still begging. I am going to go further with this, but I want to read the rest of this first. “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, (It is yet to come.) which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people.” It will not be left to other people of the world: it is going to be only for the saints of God. God is not going to let all that other happen again. He let sin enter one time, but He is going to eradicate it entirely. Natural man does not want that. He is still living on that old spirit that inhabited these kingdoms back there, just like the one that has a female god. Come on down to the Greek Empire, to Alexander the Great: who was not so great. He died at age 33; crying because he could not conquer more kingdoms. He died of an ill favored disease. “Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.” Surely there is a God that knows our circumstances today. I am not talking about just any god. There is only one true God. He knows what you are going through. He knows what you need. He watches things. That stone came out of the mountain, and hit this thing on its feet, because that is the last of it. This is the end of that. When it does, it tumbles the rest of it. These spirits still live though, and I want to show you something. We will go to the 7th chapter of Daniel, “In the first year of Belshazzaar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.” Part of this was for Daniel’s time. He didn’t understand it all. God was speaking to us in this hour. He did not mean for it to be understood through all the ages. Paul did not preach on this, Peter did not preach on this. It was not for their time. It was for us. They talked about the end time, and what would be going on, but this was left for us. As it says in Daniel 12, shut up the vision, close it up until the end, go your way. I will put it that way, we by the grace of God are a privileged people. “Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.” Some people want to claim that this is talking about people. It is talking about the Middle East, because that is where it came from. It came from the Mediterranean Sea, all these nations have their part around the Mediterranean Sea. “And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.” They came up from the sea. Water, represents people in various scriptures, but the Middle East is the dwelling place. Don’t bring it here, don’t do like so many are doing: Don’t bring it to the United States. Don’t take it to China, don’t take it to India. This did not happen in India; it did not happen in China. This did not happen in the United States. It happened around the Mediterranean area. The Mediterranean empties into the Atlantic Ocean. There is just a little wide place where it goes into the Mediterranean. Here all these ten nations, in some way, are connected to that area of the world. Not every one of them touch the Mediterranean, but all of them have their outreach from the Mediterranean. You have to identify where it is before you can know what is going on. This does not travel from nation to nation. They say now, that there are twenty seven nations that belong to the European Union. It would not matter if there are forty seven: there are only ten that he is speaking of in this. I do not aim to change something like that. We have been taught that. I would not change it; because it is the truth. I am not trying to make myself the message. The message is the Word of God. “The first was like a lion, (That is the head.) and had eagle’s wings: (That is what will carry it to the distance it will go. It was not only in Iraq. Iraq is where it had its beginning: because that is where Babel was. God said that Babel will never be built again. That was what King Hussein was planning on doing. He had billions of dollars to work with, and money coming in all the time. He was getting ready to rebuild Babylon. God said no: it will never be rebuilt. There is less chance of it now than there ever was.) I beheld till the wings were plucked, (He is talking about the end of it; talking about Belshazzar.) and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, (Do not let these denominational television preachers convince you of anything else. One is preaching that this is England, these wings are the United States, and the bear is Russia. That could not be farther away from the truth.) and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.” It had three ribs in the mouth of it, that means there is going to be three kings. There are actually more than that, but they were not as important as the ones that stand out. That is the silver kingdom. “After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.” A beast with four heads, that is a freak of nature if you look at it in that way. This started out as one and wound up as four different generals that take over the kingdom after Alexander died. It had four wings that carried it. This lasted for two hundred years. But this is just the starting of this, the four kings, which had four wings to carry it. You have more kings here, but there is one that comes in there on the last which is Antiochus Epiphanes, cruel and devilish. I have to go on to get to where I want to. “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.” This is getting down to the Roman Empire, which had ten horns. It is getting down to where I want to make my point. “I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horns, (which does not make eleven. It is still a part of the ten, because this is an ecclesiastical horn) before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like unto the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him; thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: (You are talking about saints here and then at the end the judgment, the same thing as Revelation 20. It is talking about thousands ministered unto him, then ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him…) the judgment was set, and the books were opened.” They are not books for the saints of God. There is only one book for them, which is the book of life. The books are books that have the deeds of all others recorded in them. People think judgment is going to last for years, in order to get all these names and all these people formed. It will not be. It is like a flash before their eyes. They are going to see their lives. That is going to be their judgment. It says every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess. But it will do no good then. “I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body was destroyed, and given to the burning flame. As concerning the rest of the beasts, (He is talking about the three.) they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.” What does he mean by that? That is what I have been saying in this message: Those spirits did not die: they are just prolonged for a season of time. It is the same old thing that has ruled the hearts of man through all the centuries of time. There are times it let up. When the Reformation came; the devil had to begin to suppress his desires; hold them down. Then, by the time you get to the ministry of John Wesley in his time, there is an open door for man to hear. As far as revival, that is the most revival time in the history of any Gentile country or nation. That was because God took over and opened the door, but these spirits did not die. Spirits were cast out, just like the ones that entered into the swine. They said don’t cast us out into the deep, because they knew they would never be able to affect anything anymore. Let us go into the swine, they said. That is the kind of spirits that are here today. The mark of the beast is here today; if anybody accepts it, just like there are many antichrists as well. That mark is going to be forced upon some one day. There are people already doomed. They have already rejected the grace of God, so where is there any chance for them? There is none. There are even some young people in the world today: that have rejected the Word of God to the point that God will never deal with them again. I am not talking about you young people here, I am talking about some out in the world. They have gone to colleges to get an education, and they come out full of the devil. Remember, the devil is also a spirit that will control those who let him in. Many of these college professors have taught antichrist doctrine and they have accepted it. That old spirit just simply does not die. It is just prolonged; like it says here: prolonged for a season, and for a time. The spirit that now works in mankind has been alive all along. Man has become soulish. Sure, he is going to worship something, but he will never come to truth. Leave me alone preacher: I don’t want to hear that God talk. The door is fast closing for those with that attitude. Paul said there would be antichrists at the end, but John; when he saw it, said: There are many antichrists already working. When I said something about the mark of the beast, I did not mean that they are already putting it in your hand or your forehead, it enters into the heart of a person first. That beast spirit that came through Cain, is the spirit of damnation. Bro. Turner mentioned this morning about the two babies born to a woman like twins, but were of two different fathers. That is identified as superfetation. We ran a magazine article on it in one Contender years ago. That beast spirit is already abiding in unregenerate mankind today; that spirit that was in Cain. People can kill people and show no remorse; because they have the same spirit in them, that was in Cain. You have a society today, that look upon all policemen as though they are no good. If you take all policemen away, you will have anarchy. You have a world run by the devil anyhow. There was one black and one white that was killed last night down in Mississippi. Let the government leaders run down there and protest that. See if they do. They buried a young police officer in New York last Friday; twenty five years old. Somebody shot him in the head. Nobody protested his death. The world is getting to where they do not respect authority: because they do not respect the Word of God. Look back through history. Look at the Roman kingdom, how vulgar, and how ornery, and good for nothing in rulership. It got so bad, that when Rome was set on fire by Nero, he sat on a balcony and fiddled while it burned, then blamed it on the Christians. That same spirit is in the world today. They have no care for a child of God, even for the ones in other countries, that do not know what we know, and do not live the way we know to live. What are you trying to say, Bro. Allen? Let us get on the ball. Let’s get it right and live right. I will tell this little joke in closing. I saw this in a little paper thirty or forty years ago. I never did play golf. I could not hit a golf ball if I even tried. Here was this woman trying to hit a golf ball. She dug a trench all around it, missing it. There were two little ants sitting there watching. One of the ants said to the other, if we want to live; we better get on the ball. We do want to live, don’t we?

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

5-17-15 AM

The Lord is good to us. He gives us rain and gives us fruitful seasons. He truly has blessed this country. You see what has happened because He has blessed this country. There has been enough food grown here to feed the world in times past, but you wonder how much longer it is going to last. You can see the storms that are hitting Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas: and they have stayed there for days, then they seem to fire up again. We are not lucky here, we are blessed and I thank the Lord for His blessings; because it could be otherwise. When the tornado hit Henryville, Indiana; Bro. Steve and Sis. Elsie and myself were in Norway. We heard about it, but I had not seen the results of it until the other night when it was on the weather channel. I saw Sis Pam Horton on what they showed, as well as some others from the school; the principal and those who had so much care for the children. I know it affected different ones of this congregation. I know it hit Sis. Eleanor’s grandson Darryl’s house and hurt the entire family. It was heading toward Sis. Eleanor; if I remember this right: She just rebuked it and it turned the other way. You cannot beat a child of God; regardless of whether they are twenty years old or eighty years old. A child of God has authority, because we serve the same Lord that was upon the Sea of Galilee when the storm came upon the disciples out there. Jesus just rebuked it. Why did He rebuke it? There are some people still a little confused about some of the godhead even yet. I thought I made it clear, but there are some that are still confused about it; because they are thinking that we should not call Jesus Lord. Yes you should call Him Lord: that don’t make Him God. He is Lord. He is my Lord, He is my Savior, He is my Redeemer; because He died, shedding His blood to pay our sin debt. We still pray; our Father, just like Jesus taught us. Our Father which art in heaven. We are not praying to Jesus. His Father is our Father. Bro. Kevin brought that out the other night. I am glad he did: It was about the very thing some people were still hung up on. They did not all get un-hung. That is their problem; we are teaching it right. It has been thoroughly explained. It has been gone over enough that all should have it straight by now. Today, I feel like most of us are satisfied about all of that. I know that Bro. Jackson preached on it, but we need refreshing sometimes. There are some that never had heard it explained. Brother Jackson preached on that twenty years ago, so that means that some were left out; either because they were too young to understand it all or they were not coming here back then. The refreshing should have been for all of us. We should all get a refreshing out of something that the Lord puts before His people. We should thank the Lord for that. I started on something last Sunday; that I did not finish; so I want to go back to it today; about the spirits that never die. My subject is still the same: “Time is Running Out.” What you see in America today is not new: The Bible teaches us, that nothing under heaven is new. It has always been there ever since the fall, and it will be here until God’s time to wrap everything up. Sin and all sorts of evil will still be here when the bride is taken away. The fall brought two things: It brought the sons of God and it brought the sons of the evil one. By the time that humanity was a thousand years into it, and by the time that Enoch came along, you have already got this mix of serpent seed with the sons of God. Why would God have taken his servant out; the seventh from Adam? That teaches us something, if we will let it. We are in the seventh church age and this is the age when the bride is going to leave here. It has been said, that this is the Elijah age. What did Elijah do? He stood against evil. He stood against evil in the king. So if something is said here concerning our government, we have the same right as Elijah did; to say something against the wrong, not just an individual, but it takes an individual to promote stuff. We have a presidential election coming up; and only the Lord knows who will be in that office after Obama. Whoever gets that job; is going to be real busy, if all the promises are kept. I certainly would not want the job. I still have a lot more to say in this message.

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Time is Running Out, Part 2 – 2016, January

Time is Running Out, Part 2 - 2016, January

Introduction

Rev. James Allen

I have a couple of new scriptures that I want to deal with today. I am not even getting to the ones I have listed here; but I hope to do so before this message is over. I saw something last night: that was very interesting; a Messianic rabbi, that had a man on with him that was acquainted with this preacher: who back in the 1990’s, I think he had less than one hundred people in his congregation then; but somebody prophesied to him; that he would speak to Netanyahu, and that he would warn him not to give up land. Of course the man just doubted it because he only had a little congregation of less than a hundred. But somebody placed their hand upon him and told him; you will speak to Netanyahu and you will tell him not to give up land: if he does, he will lose his presidency. By some means, some way, he was in Israel; there came an opportunity for him to be able to speak to Netanyahu. He just told him what the Lord had told him, not to give up land, not to give up Jerusalem. But then: Netanyahu negotiated along with President Clinton and he did give up land. He lost his presidency. Seven years later, this same man was told, you will speak to Netanyahu again. He went to Israel and was in a certain place, it happened that Netanyahu was there and he acknowledged him, pointed him out. He had another opportunity to tell him; you, don’t give up land, don’t give up Jerusalem. Netanyahu has said now; I will not give up land, I will not give up Jerusalem. He has made it very plain, that he would not. It was even said that Netanyahu is not a religious man, he is not somebody that is real religious, but he did acknowledge that Israel is to get her land back. That is what I want to deal with in this message today. I am not talking about Netanyahu, but this was already in my heart before I heard that. I don’t listen to very much of people’s prophecies on television; but because of the way he came; I thought, well, that is good. I was not taken away with it: as far as being all excited, but I did acknowledge that Netanyahu does not give up land, and it let me know something else: if God could use somebody like that; with only a hundred people in his church, then when it comes time for the ministry; as it is stated in Revelation 10:11to come on the scene; God will get His men from some place; to speak to the Jewish people and to the nations, when that time comes. I believe we will see the two prophets: not long after they appear on the scene: I believe we will then be getting close to the rapture. Bro. Jackson always said there would be an over-lap between Jews and Gentiles, the way it started out. It started out with the Jews, then it went to the Gentiles. Of course; in this time, it is not going to be the denominational world religion, but I believe there will be those seven men that God has appointed, and they will be able to speak to somebody concerning what has happened and what is going on. It will even go as far as Washington. I believe somebody is going to be warned; you have done the wrong thing. The national leaders in this country have done the wrong thing. When that time comes, whoever it is that will speak out, they will not be able to do anything about it. Just as it was with Elijah and those he faced. You might say, well you are putting things up pretty high. I am going by the scripture. I am going by what it says in Revelation 10:11, “Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and inekings.” That will be to kings and important men. So we praise the Lord this morning; for what he has revealed to us. I have two scriptures I want to deal with: I have added Zechariah 12, which is concerning Israel’s revival. Both of these scriptures are concerning Israel’s revival, which will be under the two prophets; in the first half of the week of Daniel’s prophecy. Israel’s revival does not just start among the people. They have to see something first. There has got to be a vision there; of Jesus. Will Jesus actually be there? His angel will be there, or maybe I should say Jesus will be there in angelic form, He will be there to show Himself to Israel. That is when they will say, where did you get those scars in your hands? He will say; in the house of my friends. He is talking about the Jewish nation. I want to read from the 50th chapter of Jeremiah. Jeremiah is really in two main parts: The first part of it is dealing with the nation of Israel, when they are getting ready to go into Babylonian captivity. King Josiah has just left the scene. God has taken him off the scene, and his son is ruling in his stead, and his son has no revelation. Josiah was a man of God. His; was the last form of stable government that Israel ever really had before they went into captivity. Then his son; as he takes over, was more or less a modern day man that did not really believe in God, so he did not trust in God. Therefore he did not trust in Jeremiah. Josiah believed in the prophets, and he believed in the Word of God. He was mentioned in the Bible three hundred years before it ever came about. His name was mentioned; so we see by that; that God had His hand upon him before Israel went into captivity. It was that way for twenty five hundred years; until they began to come back; after the exodus, back into the land of Israel. Today, in Europe; there are a million and one half Jews left there. As I mentioned last Sunday; that they would be coming back from Spain; from Toledo Spain, which it calls Tarshish. Many Jews live in Toledo; because it is a place that more or less resembles Israel, or I should say it resembles Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is a new city within the last hundred years. You have Joppa, and you can see the difference when you get to Joppa, and then go into Tel Aviv: the buildings are together, but they are different. They are hundreds of years old. I did not know that until we went there two years ago. I did not know that they were adjoining cities; but they are. Right there; is where Jonah got his boat to leave; right there in Caesarea. We have much to be thankful for today: because God has given us light. He said, there will be a day come, when there will be neither darkness nor light. When it was neither darkness nor light: then you could not expect revelation. In the 1940’s and 1950’s, along in there; the people were just living on what their parents lived on, and their grandparents, on down. They lived good lives, but God was not revealing these end time events to them. That was the ending of the Philadelphia church age; and the beginning of the Laodicean church age. God has nothing good to say about the Laodicean church age. He waits until that age is over; which was over in 1963: so the Laodicean age, as far as God’s dealings, ended in 1963: because the light was gone. There was no more light: The denominational world today; is in darkness. There is no light whatsoever in those denominational systems. Now they are going back to their mama: the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth. That is God’s Word, not my Word; Revelation 17, verse 5. Pat Robertson has acknowledged that we are all the same, Catholic and Protestant. Kenneth Copeland is the same way; he even prophesied good to the pope, kind of like some Israeli prophets back in the olden times. They prophesied good; even when it was evil. Then when somebody like Jeremiah would come along, they put him in prison; in the dungeon, and they let him down on cords into the mud. This one man went to the king and told him what they had done. He had him thrown out of there, but he did not let anybody know about it. Sometimes; just like we are: We are here beside I-65, but we are hidden from public eyes. Everybody that goes by will see the parking lot full, but they don’t know what is going on; because they see it full on Thursday and through Sunday night. When you go to these big churches: MJost of the time, you see their parking lots are empty, except for Sunday morning. That is it for them. They have their entertainment; entertaining singing, and their coffee and doughnuts: just like a cafeteria. Of course people get up on Sunday morning, put their clothes on, I better not say dresses because they don’t hardly wear them: They pull their pants on and head out to church. They stay a little while, and eat while they are watching the activities; singing, or whatever, and watch their preachers. That is about all they have: just just watchers, no message, no meat, so they have to have something to eat, they are not getting any spiritual meat. Well, so much for that. Now let us go to the 50th chapter of Jeremiah. I appreciate the presence of the Lord here this morning. I always want us to acknowledge Him; because He is our reason for being here. I want to be mindful and appreciative of the Lord and let the world go by. Give me Jesus and let the world go by. I don’t expect to amount to anything in this world, but I do want His favor; regardless of what it takes. I am sure that all of you also want His favor. I hope everybody wants His favor, other than favor one with another. If we have His favor, we will be in favor with one another. “The word that the Lord spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not, say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces. For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast. In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, (That has not happened since the days of Solomon: There is still a breaking apart of Judah and the rest of Israel, because Israel is more or less a part of the nation that is very liberal. Judah is more conservative because God will be dealing with them first, as you see in Zechariah 10 and 12, there is going to be a time come; when they will be joined together, and Ephraim, which is the ten northern tribes: is really the tribe of Joseph. He had Manasseh and Ephraim. Manasseh was born first, but he inherited the lesser position. It was Ephraim that more or less represents the ten northern tribes. Sometimes it will be expressed as Joseph, and other times as Ephraim. Judah represents the two southern tribes, which is Simon and Judah. Then the Levites are not recognized in the tribal thing in this time. They will be though, when Israel is re-established. But as for now, Levi is a scattered tribe among the Jewish people, because they are the ministering tribe. They were the ones to hold the lines on the Word of God. We find that under Dan; which is not mentioned in Revelation 7. His name is not mentioned there with the other tribes; because of his pulling away; being the one that pulled away first and went to idols. His tribe was further away from Jerusalem, so they found an easier place to go to. We were there in 1974 when we went to Israel, we were there because Baalbek was where the temple was, which is on the east I guess: the eastern part of Lebanon. There, they fell. They fell into idol worship. They hired their own rabbi and he offered up worship for them. The children of Israel shall come: they and the children of Judah together…) going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the Lord their God.” This is their revival. It has not happened yet. Regardless of how many John Haggee’s, and all those other preachers; go over there, they are not going to start the revival they talk about. They are just going to get Jewish people that probably have mixed with so many races: they don’t really know what they are. All Israel is not going to accept the truth of those two prophets, because the political Jews are going to sell out. They do not know who they are. They don’t know that Zion is their hope. Something; when they do build the temple, is going to bring them together; because the spirit of God is going to enter that place. It is going to change some lives; because those two prophets are going to be there. There will be Moses: which represents the Law, and Elijah that represents the prophets, so there, you have the Law and the prophets together. We are headed there. I believe today, that we are going in the right direction. When I say I believe it, I mean I don’t doubt it. It is not me. It is not another preacher, because I have been led into a truth, and I am thankful to God for it. I am obligated to stand for the Word. Whatever is being done, whatever it is, it is not me: It is God. He always has someone to work through. He has a five fold ministry that He is going to finish up with; not just one man. I appreciate my brothers. Bro. Adams was telling me how much Bro. Spencer appreciates us. This same goes back to him: He is a brother that can be trusted with the Word of God; a brother that is not going to fool around with a lot of foolishness. Ignorance rules the day, in our present world society; and I do mean ignorance. What self-respecting person would wear their pajamas, and their house shoes to Wal-Mart? That is just a plain; everything goes, attitude, bordering on craziness. Mankind has gone wild in this day and hour of time. When you are in an airport or hotel; and go down to eat, you see just about everything. On the airplane, as we came back; this woman in front of us was pretty large. When she got up: I thought she was a man; because her tattoos were all over her arms, and whoever the man was, that was with her; he had them all over his also, with things in his ears that spread his ear lobes open. If a baby was born: looking like that, it would scare the daylights out of anyone. They are not expecting the Lord to come. God can save a person, but when he, or she does have a true salvation experience by obeying the Word of God: you will not see hem as you see some preachers on television; with a T shirt on for show. He will not have a bunch of long haired hippie-types; with their wild music; beating their instruments to a deafening pitch, and their head’s flopping; with their hair covering their face’s to where you cannot see their eyes. This has to be the end time: God is gathering Israel in spite of all this foolishness, and He is bringing them home. He is going to be bringing more of them home, because the doors are going to be opened for it. I want to see it. A lot of people are saving their pennies to go to Israel again. According to Bro. Jim’s vision; it is going to happen. That old mosque is going to be destroyed. Then there is going to be a temple built, which will not take very long. I want to read that 4th verse again. “In those days, and in that time, (See? It is not talking about the Millennium. It said in those days.) saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the Lord their God.” The God we love and live for: has always been Israel’s God. Blindness has happened in part to them. Those Holocaust Jews; did not know Jesus. They died; not knowing Him, but what happened? They were given white robes, robes of righteousness. Their spirits know Him today. When they cried out: how long O Lord, holy and true, shall ye not avenge our blood? He said, just hold on a little while until your fellow brethren, and the servants go through the same thing you went through. He gave them white robes. “They shall ask the way to Zion (I can see them, not pushing and shoving each other, trying to get out in front. Don’t ever do that. The ones that get out in front have a greater responsibility. Make sure; when you are in the lead, that you are able to carry the load that is put upon you. Bro. Ram and Sis Angie talk to me, and it makes me feel so little: because they are so dependent upon the ministry to tell them the truth. How could I fail people like that. How could I fail any of you? They shall ask the way to Zion…) with their faces thitherward, (Looking straight. They are not wanting to go to Zion just to be at Zion; because there is a pull in that direction. There is a pull this morning; for truth and the way of righteousness. Don’t give in to feelings. Don’t give in to jealousy. We are all just one body; compacted together. When we got on that plane in San Antonio; there were three big men, probably football players, that got on first; where there was plenty of room for them to sit. Those three men were compacted. You could not tell where one ended and the other began: They were big men.) saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten. My people have been lost sheep: (God knows about it. He knew they were lost sheep. When those Jews long ago; said, let His blood be upon us, and upon our children: They did not know what they were asking for. When you read Matthew 24, which some are trying to bring into the end time; where it talks about such tribulation that has never been and never will be: There was more than a million Jews; that were shut up in Jerusalem, babies and grown people. When the Romans took it over, they did not leave a living soul. Jesus warned them. He said, when you see the armies surround Jerusalem, flee to the mountains. He that is in the field, don’t come back to get your possessions: Only the Christians were able to escape that slaughter; because they did what Jesus told them to do. The others were trapped, because they would not listen and obey. We will be trapped in this end time. I am not a privileged character. When it comes to God, only those that trust in Him, those that are waiting and looking for His coming; will be able to escape the perils of this hour. God is looking for a family. When we went to Israel, I heard some of the testimonies after we came back, of some of those that went down to where Jesus was tried. I was not in that group, but I heard how young people; as well as parents, had an experience with the Lord. They came out of there crying, because it meant something to them. (If we will be humble before God; He will give us experiences like that. It will not be the same experience for everyone. Each one will have their own personal experience. God is not like a cookie cutter.) their shepherds have caused them to go astray, (Don’t think we are being hard. I heard Bro. Kevin preach Thursday night; that was not too hard: It was for our benefit. If you or I, do not want our toes stepped on, we had better pull them back under the bench. If we do not; there will be times that they are going to be stepped on. We are all looking for improvement. I am including myself in that. I am looking for improvement; because I can see a lack in certain places. I am not saying likeness, I am saying lackness. You might think, oh that is just for somebody else, they really did get them tonight; never applying anything to yourselves; always thinking it is all being said to other persons: If you are one of those that never see your own fault, you are headed for a big surprise. We get our aim pointed to someone else, and think; he is preaching to him. No: He is preaching to me and to all that hear; because the Holy Ghost is bringing forth truth for our benefit in other ways; as well as what He does in our own anointing.) they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting-place.” There is, as Paul said in the book of Hebrews, a rest for the people of God, a place for the weary to rest. There are times in our life that we need that. If I let everything that goes on, hinder me, I could sit down and just cry and cry. I could say, Lord, where are you? He is right there all the time, I will never leave you, I will never forsake you. It is good to be on the other side of a situation and look back and say, Dear God: I thank you; that you brought me through that. Then it just becomes a shadow to you. Isn’t God good? Isn’t God good all the time? We everyone know He is. “All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice, even the Lord, the hope of their fathers. Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks. For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken; their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.” I want to go on over in this, to verse 17. “Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones. Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land as I have punished the king of Assyria.” God appointed Babylon to take the Jews; because He warned them: I am going to send you there. They did not listen. Now He is talking against them, because they went too far. The devil just has so much pull over us. Sometimes the pull he has, is only what we let him have. I can complain about everything; and it is going to get worse. The more I pay attention to a sickness or to a cause or something that is bothering me: the more the devil is going to hone in on that. He knows how to push your button and my button. He knows what button to push. I am trying to say these things this morning, so that whatever age we are; we will lay hold on the Word of God and grow in grace, and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Acknowledge Him. God is not going to have a groaning, moaning belly-aching people for the bride of His Son Jesus; the Christ. We are going to be children (saints) of God. To say we are saints; is to say we are the sanctified ones. My aim, and my desire is to be exactly that. Not giving over to feelings, carnal desires; things of the flesh that is going to hold us down. He wants us to get rid of our un-necessary weights, and the weak knees; that we must straighten up. We don’t need a sympathetic ear for our troubles: Let us rather, go to a brother or sister that can help us; because there are people here that are willing to help you out with your load. We have some strong people in this spiritual family. “Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria. And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, (That is a promise. God did not make a mistake when He said that. I like hearing: that God makes no mistakes. He did not make a mistake when He called you. Sometimes we are pretty rough around the edges, and spiritually deaf in our ears, but God is calling us. He puts up with a lot out of us, and has especially; of me. He hones in on that little spot of weakness until it becomes strong. Let us get rid of the spots, get rid of the wrinkles, and everything that will cause us trouble in life. We used to sing a song about baptism. I remember the people that first sang it. They called themselves the “Canada brothers.” I don’t know why; because they were from Georgia. It says, we don’t want trouble at the gate; about Acts 2:38, and another man said, we don’t want any gate trouble. So brothers and sisters: we don’t want any gate trouble. People have got this picture in their mind, that Peter is going to be standing outside a gate checking those who would enter in. There is no gate there! If you make it that far, Peter is not going to be standing there asking for a password; like, what is the password? Jesus Christ is my Savior and Lord. God says, And I will bring Israel again to his habitation…) and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.” Here on the screen, is a map of Israel. This is Israel, (pointing to map) and here is Syria, and over here is Jordan. Do you know where Bashan and Gilead are? It is not on this side of the river. Right here is Bashan, and here is Gilead. Where it said that Israel would feed upon it, that is Israel’s. It was Israel’s before. She is going all the way up to the Euphrates. Nobody is going to stop her. She is going all the way down to the river of Egypt. Nobody is going to stop her. I want to see that. I want to see them get their land back. It is going to happen in our life time. They are going to feed there. Right now; Jordan is right in here, Syria is in there. That is where all the trouble is. It goes over into Iraq. When the war starts, it is going to start in here: Bozrah, the 63rd chapter of Isaiah, Bozrah. I can hardly wait, but I know I will Have to. When that happens, we are right on time. Our message is right on time. “In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; (Cannot even find it. Her sins are going to be gone. Those that trust in God and believe the prophets, need to quit dwelling on the past, what we were before; because that gives our adversary an advantage. Let your mind dwell on the future, and what God can do for you; to bring you out of even the memory those things.) and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.” Whom He has reserved; not everyone. That should give us hope. We do not need to dwell on the past; when we have been forgiven of it all. Let us everyone accept what God has done for us and go on. Don’t let the devil mess with your mind. Bro. Branham preached a message about the mind being the devil’s playhouse. I will use a word of Bro. Jackson; do you feel better or worser? Somebody said, there is not such a word as worser. I have heard Bro. Jackson prophesy and say worser; so I know there had to be a word like that. Someone told me that it is in his dictionary. That is just worser than worst. Israel is going to have their revival: That is for sure. It is not a maybe so, but it is a real sure thing.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

4-26-15 AM

I have some things I want to speak on this morning; to bring us up in time, with the message I am on; which is, time is running out. Truly it is. We see all the dark clouds, just like the earthquake in Nepal yesterday. They know there are over two thousand dead and they don’t know how many more there may be. Some would call it a tragedy. It is a tragedy to those people. I think there were a couple of Americans climbing the mountain over there. They are dead. There may be more. Man likes to risk many things for a thrill. Mt. Everest: I believe it was, a hundred miles away from where the earthquake was. Part of it just caved in. People want to risk their lives just to show they can do certain things. I never was what is referred to as a daredevil. I never was that much of one. Maybe when I was young and driving, I was that for a while; but God called a halt on me one day. I had almost ran into the Green River, over a cliff. He said, don’t do that any more. It was just as plain as it could be; don’t do that any more. I never did forget that. I was eighteen years old, and thought I was a good driver. You may be a good driver, but that does not have anything to do with God’s definition of what we should be. Our lives are more than just pleasure: more than just having a good time. I do believe a person should enjoy life. I believe a person should laugh and be happy, but there always comes a serious time also. The world in general does not know that any more. There was a man killed in Baltimore; they don’t know by what means. They are just guessing at it; under police observations. Last night they rioted and looted. Is that what peaceful marching is: Tearing up stuff? People were there; watching a ball game, but they could not even leave the park; because it was shut down. If anybody has a right to march today, it is Christian people; but we are not doing it, because we are being ridiculed. We are being talked about, messed with, ridiculed and all these things; but we take it because we are Christians. Up to a point, when I say up to a point, there is a point you don’t go beyond, because; we are important to God also. What we do in life is important to God. Those people that entered those arenas: to give their lives rather than renounce their faith in God: Their lives were important too. It left a mark. I read in history, western civilization: when the church started out in the second church age; under the red horse rider: as long as they were killing Christians, the Church was growing. It said the death of the saints is the seed of the Church. Today, we are not out here marching: We are looking for the coming of the Lord. That will ease everything. That will take care of all the world’‘s problems when He comes back again. It is going to ease the problems of saints of God when the rapture takes place. There is a rapture coming. There are different places in the scripture that say God is going to hide His Church away: which means He is going to take her home; before that bad tribulation time comes. Preachers today, don’t know when it is coming, pre-trib, post-trib, mid-trib; they just don’t know. They have no idea when the Lord is coming. I am not speaking of knowing the day and hour, but I do know enough scripture to know He is going to take His church out of here before the tribulation comes. I have been thinking abut something this week: how we took the trip to Israel; and then had different ones testify of various things that impressed them. We have been blessed by that. Young people stood up here, and I would like to say something to the young people right now. All you young people please come up here; I want to say something to you. I am not talking about just those that went on the Israel trip: I want all of our young people to come up here. You can stand down here. I want these young people to know I appreciate them. I want to thank the Lord for ones that were able to go on the trip: I know the Lord did something in their lives. Last Sunday night, there were about four of them that gathered around and just cried for at least a half hour. I want to say something to you that did not get to go: You are just as important as the ones that did go. Young people; remember that. You are just as important. God is desiring to do something in your lives at this young age. I hope each one of you get to go at some time, but if you do not, it will not make any difference with your salvation. God can give you that necessary experience; whether you got to go, or whether you did not go. You are just as loved: whether you went to Israel or whether you did not; because your most important thing in life; is your obedience to the Spirit of God that is in you. You who did not get to go, are just as important to the family as those who went. God’s grace is not limited just to those that went to Israel. Many of You are at a very young age, but I believe God is speaking to your heart’s. Don’t be ashamed to express your feelings; just let God have His way in your life. You are precious. You are precious to all of us. Some of you are younger, but Jesus took the little children, when the disciples had said no to them; and said, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not. So today; you young people: all of you; not just the ones that went to Israel, but all of you. You have a promise from God, that He will do something in your life; if you will let Him. If you feel that urging inside of you: let Him have His way in your life. I want all of you to know you are loved, and that you are cared for; and that the church cares for you. We are all praying for you. Do all of you understand what I am talking about? You may all be seated now. I had to do that: because I had the feeling that some may have felt like; well I did not get to go to Israel; so the blessing is not for me. I say, yes it is. Don’t ever be defeated by something like that. Every one of you are loved by this church, and you are certainly loved by this pastor. I love and appreciate every one of you, and I know God loves every one of you that love Him. I felt in my heart to say what I have said to all of you today: but now I want to go into my subject at this time. I have been speaking more or less about Israel in this; because Israel has a great part to play in this end time. She will have her land back very soon, and that will bring about a great change. When we were in Israel: the guide told us there were eight million Jews in Israel. The last I knew about it, there were only six point something, which seemed like a lot in a little land like that; but the guide said there is now eight million. I have seen some statistics this week; where there are eight point three fourth million Jews. That is a lot in the land, but this is not all that are coming back. There is still one point five million Jews in Europe. Europe is hating the Jews. When I was growing up, on up until I heard Bro. Branham, I grew up in the Methodist Church, I never heard anything about the Jews. I never heard anything about the promise of the Jews. When I began to hear the truth about the matter: I then became interested in hearing about what God was going to do for the Jewish people in this time we are living in. I looked on the Arutz news; there was an article about their holidays, which come close together, independence day and memorial day. They had an outburst of babies being born on those two holidays. In one hospital there were forty nine babies born in those two days. This happened to be nine months after the war started in Gaza. There were thirty one on independence day and eighteen on memorial day in Israel. It just lets me know that God is increasing the population in Israel. They were astounded because there were so many in that one hospital. Thirty one babies in one day. That is a lot anywhere. They had a reason to be astounded by it. The United States had an attorney general bow out this week, and another attorney general took that job. She is a black woman; the one that took over. The ten republicans voted for her. The creepy thing is, five of them said they would not have voted for her if she had been white. That is very creepy. We believe God’s children are black and white; as well as others that are called of God. When did we start showing favoritism: just because of the color of someone’s skin? Our people that are in office today, do you know why they did that? Because they were afraid of the public. Are the laws of America going to be judged; just because of the skin color of those who make such choices? I have brothers and sisters that I love very much, but I love you because of who you are: because you are Christians: children of God. We have brothers and sisters in different parts of the world; the Philippines, South Africa and many others. We have to realize that not everyone in the Bride is white. We have precious brothers and sisters in South Africa. They are not white. When I talk to them, I am not looking at skin color: I am looking at character in some precious people that love God. I don’t have to say these things, and maybe some of you think I should not, but I love my brothers and sisters, whatever color they are and whatever height, or how short, and all in between. I will not compromise the gospel to please anyone. The fact that we live in an hour when almost everybody wants to accept everything and every one that claim to be Christians. If you say anything about sin: which is what I am talking about, and especially if we say anything about homosexuality: They are making a law that will take care of you, instead of taking care of the problem. In Scott County, which is really the least of the surrounding counties, but number makes no difference. The last count I heard, they had 125 HIV cases. What are they doing? They are taking our tax money and using it to take care of something that never should have been needed, or allowed. We will give them needles, but do you think that is going to solve the problem? The problem is in the head and the mind of people that have lost their common sense. If you get hooked on those devilish drugs, you are going to lose your brain. They call it being fried. That is a right name for what it does to the users of that stuff. I am talking about the end time. This thing is going under. Marijuana, they have legalized it in the capital: Washington D.C. where there is already more than enough pot heads. They just made something legal; that was already taking place. They had an earth day this week: have you heard about that? They went to Washington D.C. to the mall, and when they left, there was so much trash scattered all over the place; cups, plates, and all that kind of trash: Yet they call it earth day. This world is not my home: I am just passing through. I am going to come back to rule and reign with you; my brothers and sisters. I get a little crazy sometimes, but just leave me alone, let me live with it. I am not trying to be a smart aleck this morning. I am not trying to upset somebody’s apple cart. The president has been talking about Iran. He has been telling everybody that they have a year before they will get the nuclear bomb, but now he has admitted he was wrong; it is two to three months. He cares nothing for Israel. If he does not care for Israel, then he does not care for this nation. What I am saying is truth, but if I was running for office, I would get nowhere. If you stand for truth, you are not going to be elected. They have come to find out that the Clinton’s have sold twenty percent of our uranium to Russia; for three and one half million dollars; to put in their pocket. Since president Clinton has been out of office: He has made over a hundred million dollars making speeches. What is wrong with peoples’ mind? Sell our nation out to Russia; sell them our uranium. The president and the cabinet all had to know about it before it could be signed. If you have hope in this nation the way it is going; you are going to sink with it. I love America. This is where I live, this is where I want to live, but I hate to be sold out like that. I hate for the nation to be sold out by anyone, but it hurts to see people that are supposed to be for the good of our nation; not really caring what happens to it. I am going to a familiar scripture now; Matthew 24. I have a picture of the mosque up here on the screen. Preachers today, some of the main big name preachers are saying this Mosque will stay there and Israel will build their temple beside it. Do they not read their Bible? They are even preaching that Islam is the antichrist. They said; we used to think it was the Roman Catholic Church, but not any more. Because they say the fourth horse rider is on a green horse, and green represents Muslimism. That is what their flags are, green, but that has nothing to do with what are trying to teach. That is not what it started out to be, and that is not what it is going to finish up being. This mosque is going to be gone, and getting rid of it will not be a hard job for God. You can say, well I don’t believe anything like that is going to happen: I say follow the News; better still; read your Bible. “And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple; and His disciples came to Him for to show Him the buildings of the temple.” They were so excited with what Herod had done. He had beautified the temple. That caught the disciples’ eyes. But the disciples did not have the Holy Ghost at that time. This is Jesus’ last trip to Jerusalem. He wept over Jerusalem because He saw what was going to take place, and it is here in His Word. “And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? (He is telling them: don’t get your mind on the beauty of this building. I am saying today, don’t get your mind on the world; because it is going to pass away. It was a question: see ye not all these things?) verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” We walked along that path on our trip to Israel. They have unearthed the stones, they dug them out, but they left them where they were: just a bunch of stones, laying one on another. We walked on the streets where Jesus walked, when He was telling these things. The bridge, or the arch that went over there, one end still hangs there and the other end is over here, but the arch is gone. A modern city in that day; and especially a modern temple. It looks like it could have been saved, all that gold, all that silver. It looked like it could have been saved. No, because people had their eyes on the temple instead of God. I thank God for this place. It is a place that has stood for truth through the years. We still stand for truth. We are going to stand for truth and we are not going to let down one bit. Compromise is of the devil. You might think, if you keep preaching like you are preaching, you are not going to have very many left to preach to. There will be enough. God will not be over staffed in preachers, and He will not be overstaffed in those who make up the bride. He knows who is Bride. He is not after the world: He is not trying to convert the world. All that the Father hath given me, Jesus said: I have lost none. It is all a preplanned thing, even from the foundation of the world. All that the Father gave Him; will come. These young people this morning, I want them to know they are loved. A lot of them; I have dedicated by placing my hand on them and praying for them. But today, I see people that have gone through many things, but all for what is ahead for overcomers. I have seen people who have gone through things to bring them back to the Lord. God will just let you wander so far: Then He will say Stop! Then it shows what is in us; whether we stay or whether we walk away. I have to be like Peter was that day; when the five thousand had walked away; that had eaten angel’s food. Angel food one day, the next day they are ready to walk away: because He had said; except you eat the flesh of the Son of God and drink His blood, ye have no life in you; which is represented in our communion; when we take it. You have to take on Christ. Take Him on. You do that in baptism. That is when you take Him on, you also take on the shame that goes with it, but you also take on the joy. I am not trying to paint a bleak picture. It is only bleak when we make it the wrong way. Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down. They ransacked that temple. Then the disciples ask Him some questions. “And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, (Where we looked over and saw the eastern gate, or the beautiful gate, looked over the valley there where Jesus was, when He sat upon the Mt. of Olives and talked to the disciples. If they had stayed in Jerusalem, there never would have been a message that got out. God even had to take the lives of some good men like Stephen. When he was killed; it began to push out, and especially when James was killed; then it began to go further and further, because it took something to get them away from there. They had the Holy Ghost, but they were not listening very well. We have the Holy Ghost this morning. We need to listen to what God talks to us about, because He does still talk.) the disciples came unto Him privately, (They did not come with the crowd, but privately they came.) saying, Tell us, when shall these things be?” They are asking questions there, and He is going to answer each one of them, but He did not answer them in the way they ask Him. “Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” He is coming. The church world of today; have lost that vision. They are more interested in much too much entertainment. The first thing they do when they build a big church house: is add a huge sports arena. Then they put in their cafeteria, and why not: that is the only food they are going to get in that place; no food for the soul. I get invitations every week: let us come and show your young people how to worship. Jesus said to the disciples when He was raised from the dead, O fools and slow of heart, to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory? He then continued on to say many things to those He walked with. This conglomeration of people who call themselves Christians are not even where they can ask such questions as those men asked Jesus: simply because most of them do not even believe He is coming back. They don’t believe in hell either. Brothers and sister’s; I am telling you the truth. They believe in the prosperity messages, and they preach that. They put that in peoples’ minds. They don’t have Sunday night services, and the Wednesday night services they used to have, have been discontinued. There used to be a commercial for hair stuff; back when I was a boy, a little dab will do you. When you know what they are preaching in this hour of time it don’t take much to fill the people’s hunger, because they don’t know the real hunger is for God. Jesus said, blessed is he that hungers and thirsts after righteousness, for he shall be filled. There are saints sitting here today; with a testimony in their heart’s. It just takes something to strike it a little bit, and When it is struck, then it manifests itself. It was there all the time: just like the song that says, He was there all the time. He was there when I was growing up and I did not know it. I did not know anything about the truth of God’s Word. I grew up as a Methodist. When I heard Amazing Grace, which was sung a lot, it meant nothing to me. Then one day; on an old assembly line in Ohio; working for Fisher Body: when I was spot welding: God worked me into reality. Those spot welds would hit oil and it would go up and come right down on my head, I could hear my hair singe. To myself I began to sing; Amazing Grace. All at once, that sweet spirit began to speak to my heart: Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now i’m found. I am found. That was a fact: God found me one day. He brought me out of that place and took me through Kentucky, down near Burkesville. It was there; that I heard about a message, in 1961. I had been saved a couple of years. In June and July of 1961; I heard the seven church ages taught by the prophet of this Laodicean age. I got close to that old tape recorder and listened. I could not take it any more, I had to be baptized; because it had spoken to my heart. Father is not a name, Son is not a name, Holy Ghost is not a name. But in Acts 2:38, it says in the name (singular) of Jesus Christ. repent every one of you: Repentance comes first. What is repentance? It is being sorry for the life you have lived. It takes away the excess. What I mean by excess; is sin. I don’t care to say what it is: it is sin. That is what is driving us inside; until we repent: just like it was when I was eleven and twelve years old: I sat in that seat when the altar call was given, and I heard my heart beat in my ears. I didn’t do anything about it, because I did not know what to do. Nobody had told me how to surrender to God. I knew what was happening. I knew what was going on: I just did not know what to do. The age of these young people that stood here Sunday night; with joy in their heart, how wonderful! Listen to me young people: you that still have not surrendered to the Lord’s stirring inside of you: don’t let it pass you by; grab hold. Get a hold of the horns of the altar and don’t let go until you surrender to God’s call. “Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” There are three questions there. “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” I will say this, if you want to look like the world, you will not look like Jesus; because He is the same when you go out of this place, as when you are in here enjoying His presence. Don’t go up and down the highway fussing, fighting, and quarreling. Allowing that kind of thing to go on; will not strengthen your Christian life: You still have some spiritual growing to do. “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” Some people think that is some crazy person in Florida, saying that he is Jesus. That is crazy, but this one comes and says; I am anointed: Those very words are what lets us know he is a pretender. Jesus will never speak like that. “And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, (Now this is getting to be serious. This happened in WW1, a hundred years ago, or soon will be.) and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, (that is the truth) and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” It says in one place; great earthquakes. Divers places are different places. “All these are the beginning of sorrows.” That is sorrows for the world. Don’t you think in Nepal today; that there is a lot of sorrow. There was one recently down in Chili, one a few years ago in Haiti. President Clinton went and got a lot of gifts, and he put much of it in his pocket. “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, (That is talking about the disciples at that time.) and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” That is talking about the Jewish people. That has happened. It has been fulfilled already, but not completely. It is going on now in Europe and in New York. In Europe; they have advertisements on buses: kill the Jews. The Muslim community wanted to do that in New York, but they became afraid to put it on buses, kill the Jews. It says; hated of all nations. They are not rioting, so what are they doing? What is causing the hatred? It is exactly what the Bible says; you will be hated of all nations. When I read Revelation 6 starting in verse 9 where it talks about the holocaust, oh Lord, how long will ye not revenge our blood? He said, wait a little longer and He gave them white robes. They know who Jesus is today. The white robes were righteousness. I am talking about the ones that were under the altar, but it was really in the midst of the altar, round about it, because the altar is below the dwelling of God and of Christ. “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” That is what is going on today. The Bible calls them false prophets. I am just reading the scripture. “And because iniquity (lawlessness, hatred, insanity) shall abound, (It is not something that is going away.) the love of many shall wax cold.” It used to be; when some kind of derogatory statement was made, you would see women blush. Now the women on television, as well as other places; don’t care what is said. The Cincinnati Red’s manager, seventy seven times spoke a bad word, a devilish word, in five and one half minutes of interview. He said I apologize for the word I used, but the statement was still true. You vulgar man, you don’t even deserve to be known. Dear saints: Don’t lose your blush in such cases. Women sit here on television; with their legs crossed, but their dress comes all the way up. Shame on all such. You pretend to be conservative. I used to think conservative meant something. Now it does not mean a thing. You just as well vote for a Democrat as a Republican any more; in most cases, because they don’t seem to care about anything but keeping their job. They have no shame, They just do not seem to care for themselves: nor do they really care for this nation. Preachers out there, will not say anything about such things; because they are afraid they will lose their popularity and their congregation. If I preach that, my people will leave, they say. If you gain the whole world and lose your own soul, what has it profited you? “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Though adversity comes his way or her way, they still endure. If you put heat on popcorn it is going to pop. If you put heat on a genuine Christian, they are going to rise to the challenge. We are not out here trying to make a mark on this society, or make a big name for ourselves, but we are out here ready to defend what we believe. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” It is worth it all to be a child of God. Praise the Holy name of our precious Lord.

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We have had a beautiful day today, and we thank the Lord for that. Beautiful flowers are sprouting. The fruit trees that we now have to spray, the gardens we have to spray to be able to have anything, one day the pests will be gone. Also the pests in our lives, which are put there by our evil adversary; will be gone in due time. He is ignored today, but he is still there. Men think that it is just a happening; the things that happen, but we everyone know we have an enemy; that we must arm ourselves for: because the armour is still there, and we are still here. We are here this side of the rapture. We everyone know the rapture has not taken place yet. We are still here waiting. We don’t know when it is going to happen, but we have reason to believe that we are within maybe just months. If it is years: it will be very few. I could say a year, I could say two years, but I don’t know. I do know this though; that when certain things begin to happen, the rapture is going to be right around the corner. We need to be watchful, waiting; with our armor on; clothed with the true Spirit of God. When David met Goliath, he did not have man’s armor on, but he did have armor on. He knew that the God he served was more than able to take care of a giant. Today we know the God we serve is able to take care of the things that come our way; when we are at the right place in our spiritual lives; that we can trust Him to meet our needs. He is bigger than any problem we will ever have. Some might say larger, but I said bigger; because that is my language. It may not be a proper word, but it is a word that we can learn to live with. God is bigger than any problem we have. Only unbelief can make that a different situation. I am not calling you unbelievers but sometimes we let problems get bigger than what our faith is. He gave us all a proportion of faith: The Bible calls it a measure; hat every one of us have. Not one of you are without the faith that God has provided for you. Jesus said that measure of faith can move mountains, and I believe it. I am now going back to Matthew 24 again. Let us see what happens from there. Starting in verse 15, it calls this the Olivet discourse, which was where He was; there at the Mt. of Olives, then the great tribulation: which to Scofield, that is what it was. To us though, we know what the tribulation is; that He was talking about here. It is a great tribulation. When it says such as never has been or never will be, we look at that, and it sounds like the end time. This was always hard for me to sever out, to make a difference between this and the end time. The church world today, especially the prophecy preachers, just look over the word and that is it for them. It does not mean anything to them. The word does not mean anything to them, because they don’t have a revelation of truth. Well we are going to look at this tonight, and see what He was really talking about. The disciples privately looked at something, when He said to them; don’t be looking at these things; there will not be one stone left upon another, but when we look at the Word tonight, we realize that man has not been able to connect time with the Word. I was not the first one to go over this; that really had a revelation of it. It is a revelation. People look over it and just think this part is speaking of the end time. They will preach it that way. Some of you may be wondering what I am going to say; because you may have read it that way. Like I said, it was hard for me to distinguish the difference in the last verses of this, but it is all a connection as you go down from verse 15, but you have to go back to Daniel chapter 9. Let us go back there now. Here, Gabriel has been talking to Daniel, this is Gabriel’s language here to Daniel. This is not just something that Daniel thought up in his mind, but this is the angel of the Lord that has given him instruction, telling him what is coming. Except for the last verse of Daniel 9, it has to do with the time running up to the time of Christ on through 70 A.D. That ends it. 70 A.D. you might say, well what about Masada? This is talking about Jerusalem, because Masada was an aftermath of what the Romans had done to Jerusalem. I will read enough here for you to get the picture. Verse 24, “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people (That is what Gabriel is telling Daniel.) and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, (which this will reach all the way to the end time, because it is going to be finished. If you go to Zechariah, chapter 14, verses 1,2, and 3, which was the Jews; you can see that. Our guide seemed to think this will never happen to the Jews again, but when you look at Revelation 6:9-11, you see the souls under the altar. They cry, how long? Then when they do, it is explained to them as I mentioned this morning; that others will be treated as they were.) and to make an end of sins, (The end of sins; that is something. That is a peaceful thought to know that before long you are not going to have a temptation, you are not going to have a trial in your body. This is all over, it has vanished; is completely gone, no more trials, no more worry, no more tests, no more agony, no more disappointment. Isn’t that something? We are looking at the good side of this. The good side of it is what we are experiencing now. Don’t let the trouble you may be having get you down. We have a way out: Our God is bigger than our problems.) and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, (This is a good verse. It is a verse of hope.) and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah, the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” That was when the decree by Cyrus was first given out. If you read the scripture, you will find that the Edomites gave them much trouble when they began to build the wall. They said, even a fox would tear that down. But it was not long until they were going back to the king of Persia, trying to get something stopped. “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, (That is when Christ was crucified. If the Jews had been looking for it; if they had listened to Simeon, and if they had listened to Anna, they would have known. They were too wrapped up in their worship, the way they were worshipping, the way of prosperity, just like it is here in the end time. In Matthew 24, Jesus warned us. After threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off…) but not for Himself; (It was not because of Him. It was not because of something He had done; it was because of us. The thing that happened here, you can see it begin to take place. He talks about: the righteous shall shine. This is that day and hour. I can see it taking place in our assembly. People are interested. We are beginning to lay down problems, and we are beginning to look at adverse situations as tests; not as something to destroy us.) and the people of the (prince that shall come) shall destroy the city (It was Romans that destroyed the city.)and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.” I am going to stop there with that. This is what Jesus is talking about in Matthew 24, what He is warning us about. We are a people, along with people around this earth, that are standing alone. People are not friendly to this message. They are not friendly to us. When you begin to explain scripture, one young man was telling me, that he had wanted to tell everybody, but now he has come down to the place where he feels he is alone. If we have to stand alone; then God will help us. There had to be a congregation of support somewhere in order to get the message out, because we are not promoting confusion. Matthew 24:15, “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, whoso readeth, let him understand.” The prophecy preachers of this hour have this so terribly messed up. God is not going to let them see the real picture. He is not obligated to let the world in on what we see. We may be a little group here besides I-65, but if you go to these big churches and look for them tonight: They are not there; their parking lot is empty; because their preachers have an empty message. They don’t have any teeth for spiritual food; because they have none to eat on. “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains.” There is a certain preacher on television, that has it all fixed up. I will not mention his name. He is sending everybody in Israel a message; when these things begin to happen; flee to the mountains. What good is that going to do? With all the planes and other equipment available in this day and hour; where could anyone flee to, that would make them untouchable; except the one place God has prepared for the chosen ones of Israel to flee to in that terrible time? This scripture was spoken for the time that Jesus was living in. That is past: It was not for our time. This was the time when Jerusalem was going to be invaded. This is what Israel had called for, let His blood be upon us, and upon our children. God knows what man’s heart is set for. “Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house.” That is a dead message for this time. It has already happened. “Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.” There is going to be something happen again in Israel, in the middle of the week, but the Jewish people are not going to be fleeing to the mountains. They are going to be fleeing to a safe place, which we believe is going to be this country. Where else in this world could those Jews flee to and be taken care of; except the USA? If it is, there is something that has to happen between now and then. It cannot be a time when Obama or Hillary or some of these politicians are in that office. There has to be a house cleaning. We can see it brewing even now ; as some have said: some of the Jewish people have said, we are already in WW3 and they are looking at ISIS and stuff like that. It is just that it has not boiled over yet. There is stress everywhere. Someone showed me this morning, a big mosque: I believe it was in Michigan: that is patterned after the one in Jerusalem; only bigger. I can see what Bro. Jackson was looking at, when he said this Muslim religion has got to be defeated. You can see how it is going to happen. It is going to start out with the Jewish nation, and it is going to end up in Ezekiel 38 and 39. That is going to end it. When that war starts in the Middle East, Egypt is going to come to God. Saudi Arabia is going to come to God. Assyria is going to come to God, and those round about; that have caused the problem in Gaza, you can see that it is gone. Don’t sit around and cry when it happens: because it will worry you and make you sick. God’s mercy just lasts so long, then He intervenes. “And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!” (Talking about the time when Jerusalem was destroyed),There was no way that a young woman with a child or one that was expecting, could escape that hour. Jerusalem was hemmed in on every side. We are going to see what that tribulation was. That is not talking about this hour of time: That is talking about the judgment upon Israel at that time. That was Israel’s judgment. That was because they did not recognize Him that was supposed to come. “But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day. For then shall be great tribulation, (That is what I was talking about, and then shall be great tribulation. That is not talking about our day and hour of time. This is connected with the rest of this.) such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Why would He say that? One point one million Jews were hemmed in Jerusalem, from 68 A.D., Which was thirty five years after Christ was crucified. It lasted until 70 A.D. It got so bad that women were eating their children. They lost their mind’s. There is going to be a tribulation very soon, but not like that; when men in Jerusalem went berserk from hunger; from starvation, until finally a mount was put up against the wall. The temple you saw, those stones that were thrown down; that is when it happened. I remember Bro. Jackson talking about that. The reason the Romans did this to the temple and all; was because of the gold and silver: valuable stuff like that; which they dug out from between the stones in the walls. They came in there with swords, with spears, and whatever they could use to pry those stones apart. One point one million Jews were killed during that time. The Bible says there would never be another tribulation like that. There is a great tribulation period coming, but not where everybody is hemmed in at one place, and people butchered like animals. Why? Two reasons: one was because they were Jews, and another reason was because they had rejected the hope that they had offered to them. When Jesus was talking about that: let him that is up on the housetop, not to come down, let him that is in the field, when you see these armies gathered, as it talks in another place: when you see these armies gathered, flee. That is not talking about now. That was all in another time. There is a place provided for the Jews that are a part of the woman element of Revelation 12, and for the 144,000 servants of God that have been sealed in chapter 7. Not all Jews will be killed; and certainly not like that slaughter in 70 AD. Tonight, we are standing on the brink of the coming of the Lord: where He said to His church, Come in. “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened.” Now I want to go to Zephaniah chapter 2, starting with verse 1. “Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger come upon you. Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: (Here is the part I like.) it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger.” Hide me: we want to be hid. That is a provision. Isaiah 26 will tell you the same thing. It may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger. “For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up. Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! The Word of the Lord is against you; O Canaan, (You who want to call yourself Palestinians, which is Philistines, O.K. go ahead. They are not that, but that is what they call themselves. The Canaanites, as far as the people are concerned, are gone.) the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.” God is fixing to clean house. He is not going to destroy all the Arabs, but He is going to push them back. He is going to teach them a listen; don’t bother my land; don’t bother my people. “And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks. And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the Lord their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.” The promises are in the book, you just as well look at your hand here before your eyes: for as you see your hand before your eyes, these things are going to happen. Israel is going to get her land back; all of it. As I said; there at the Mt. of Olives; as we were in the garden there: Israel is going to get her land back, all the way from the river Egypt to the Euphrates. The guides had never heard that from a denomination person. It made them happy. Hannah had tears running down from her eyes. We have Jews that are listening to us tonight; Israeli Jews. I will give them hope. My brothers will give them hope. We are in this thing together. The Church will give them hope. I am not just speaking for myself, I am speaking for a congregation of people that say Amen to these things. When Bro. Rick testified: two or three times he said he hoped to go back again. We will see. We will not go back tomorrow, or any time real soon, but I want to see that building begin to rise. If I have to stay with the sheep here; I will, and let you go: You can bring me back the video. We have God’s promise; that there is going to be a temple setting there again one day. When you go through that tunnel and they begin to sing Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you are gong to see it. We will all cry together then. It is going to happen; it is getting ready to happen. Somebody has the right idea. The Lord their God shall visit them and turn away their captivity. I like His visitation now. He does not just visit: He stays with us. He is not going to just visit Israel: He is going to be real. If I can live a little longer, I will see it. Is that a possibility? I look at it as a probability. “I have heard the reproach of Moab, (When you look over the Dead Sea, there is Moab. They have their banana groves too. You don’t just find bananas in Israel; they are too valuable: They have to ship them out. When you can grow vegetables and fruit and not use all this poison on them: That has to be a work of God.) and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.” I have a map of Israel over here. As we look at this, it is just a little dot on the map; hardly seen, but a great big eye is on it. One of these days they are going to take it all: They are going to take back what belongs to them. Obama: get out of their way! Hillary: you get out of their way also. You republicans may as well get out of their way. God is on the march. As the song goes, there is an army that is marching. “Therefore as I live, (I am not talking about me, and this is not talking about Israel: It is talking about the One that created Israel. Therefore; as I live…) saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon (Jordan) as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and salt pits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them. This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the Lord of hosts. The Lord will be terrible unto them: for He will famish all the gods of the earth; (Watch out, you people that don’t know what gender you are! God is on the march. His army is on the roll. He is just waiting His time. Man is having his time now, just like it said it would be; violence shall cover the earth as it was in the days of Noah.) and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.” The ones that are left are going to worship Him. You will not be hearing; Mohammad. Mohammad is not coming back, but Jesus is. He is going to come back and set up a righteous kingdom. Man could never set up a righteous kingdom, but He will. He has a Bride people that are going to show this world how to live. We are beginning already; to be able to live in His presence. We all have tonight, just as much of Him as we want, or allow ourselves to have of Him. He is available to all. He is not hiding in a corner. Neither is He hiding His Word. He is just waiting for individuals to surrender to His will and purpose. I thank all of you for your attention tonight. May the Lord bless all of you. If I had anything to tell you tonight, it would be this: Whatever you are doing that is right, continue on the right path: Do not be defeated in the things you know to be right. Continued next issue.

 

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Time Is Running Out, Part 1 – 2015, November


Introduction

Rev. James Allen

It is good to be back home. ( after Israel trip) This is home, but we did appreciate the trip the Lord allowed us to take, to be able to be in the land which soon we are going to be seeing the hand of God move for. I saw this morning, when they were talking to Netanyahu on the News, that they were questioning him about the Iran peace deal our negotiators have made. He did not go for it, and I did not either. They kept questioning him; they would bring a question around concerning what he thought about what Obama had done, then they would go another direction with it: trying to get him to say something against Obama, but he never did take up for him and he let them know it was a bad deal. I thank the Lord for that. I hope Netanyahu don’t give in, and I don’t believe he will; give in to them on this ridiculous thing. Whatever we see, we have had the third blood moon yesterday, I hope some of you saw it, as it passed over. It did not stay in view very long, I believe they said it was about five minutes. There is still one more; which can be seen the 28th 2one in Egypt a few weeks ago. They were on a beach, they refused to deny Christ. They cut their heads off and the water ran red. I would like to see somebody get a hold of them, but I know God will. We live in that time, because the Bible says that violence in the last days would fill the earth, just like it was in the days of Noah. If you want to know what it was like in the days of Noah, look out here on the streets today. There were five people shot in Louisville over the weekend. One of them died. You don’t want to get into an argument, you don’t want to get into road rage. If somebody cuts you off, let them go on, because they will shoot you. Men have lost all their equilibrium as far as help and truth are meted out. Today; we are looking at something better. When I say that about road rage and all: if somebody is going to harm your family, do something about it. I know that would not go over big with a lot of the politicians, but don’t let anybody harm your children, your wife or family. Take care of business. We are not trouble makers, we are not out here causing problems. We are not marching against anything. There is only one way we are marching: We are marching to Zion. Onward Christian soldiers, we are marching as to war, with the banner of Jesus going before us. Don’t you love Him? Sometimes He makes you cry, but it will show that to His servants. There is a five fold ministry, remember that, and be aware of what their calling is for: to perfect the bride.) that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name: thou art mine. God is talking to Jacob, thou art mine. Give up. Gentiles, give up. Israel, God said they are mine. When thou passeth through the waters, (He is talking about persecutions. He said they would pass through the water, waters of trials, of tests, of mockery. Those Jews in the Holocaust: what they went through; and how they suffered. Revelation 6, the fifth seal. God remembers them. They did not have white robes like the saints of God that died, but God gave them robes. The little ones I have seen, the little ones cried. I saw a documentary on it. Yes, Israel walked through the waters.) I will be with thee; and through the rivers, (It gets deeper. Sometimes in our lives, it gets deeper, and it gets harder, but then this morning; as we came in here, God lightens the load. He blesses people in different ways as you raise your hands in praise and worship. It says to raise your hands. That is surrender. If I want to surrender to anybody, I will surrender to Him. (God) I will never surrender truth.) they shall not overflow thee: (I remember Sis. Eleanor and Sis. Doris: when the waters got up and they were in their car for quite awhile. The water got up near their neck and they had their purses and put them on their heads. The water was getting deeper and deeper. Finally God cut it off. I am glad He did. That might be a little thing to some people, but that was a miracle to them. God said: enough. That is the way it is in life; when things heap up against us. We don’t know what we are going to do. God lets it look like it is going to go over us. Then we begin to think about the song, we will not be defeated, we will not be defeated anymore. When I look at the scripture I mentioned awhile ago, about the whole armor of God, He gave us that. He gave it for each individual. That is not talking to the Church, it is talking about individuals, for our protection. Don’t always cry on somebody else’s shoulder. He said, my yoke is easy, my burden is light, come to me all ye that labor and are heaven laden. He is not talking about a work day. He is talking about what we are going through in life.) when thou walkest through the fire, (It can get worse. The fire he is talking about is not something to play with. It is not something that you can always see or put in your hands, but there is deliverance. Young people, some of you went on the trip to Israel, others did not go. You have trials that I did not have to go through as a young person. Thirty five miles up from us here, HIV is terrible, Scott County, eighty some people, mostly young people, have HIV: because they have shared needles as well as other things. This thing that is going on today in this world is widespread. It is not just a little area. Who would have ever thought about Scott County being like that? Then they want to blame Wal-Mart for not passing out clean needles.) thou shalt not be burned; (It gets hot sometimes, but you don’t get burned. We are living in the end time. As it was in the days of Lot, that is part of it. If we permit ourselves to be a part of this world, then a part of this world will hang onto us.) neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. This is speaking of Jacob, all the trouble they are going through. It looked hopeless. If I did not have the Word of God, I would be looking at it like they are looking at it. Israel has said; we can defend ourselves, we don’t need the United States, we don’t need anyone. This is getting down to where all the world comes against you, I will seek to destroy all nations. They have God to contend with. For I am the Lord thy God, (That is the comfort I get out of it.) the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: (When he is talking about a Savior, he is talking about saving from the things they are going to face. The Savior will come later. As I mentioned there in the garden, while I talked to them there, these preachers, John Haggee and others; have all made the statement: let us get in there and get Israel saved, so that the end may come. Mr. Haggee: you don’t know what you are talking about! You are messing things up, because Israel’s revival is going to be by the ministry of those two prophets.) I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. When things get so bad in Israel; God is going to give life for the Jews. He is going to take somebody’s lives when it gets so bad. Bro. Jackson said; when that war comes, it will not take forty years; it will not take forty days. Israel cannot sustain a long war. But He said he that is feeble shall be as David and David shall be as God. What a great God we serve. Your troubles are not so big. They may seem like they are at times. Weeping comes through the night, but joy comes in the morning. We are in the morning here this morning. Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west. That makes me think of that song, they come from the north and south, they come from the east and west, they come from the lands afar, to feast with our King. What a great God. We have taken that to mean Gentiles, but it is really Jews. Listen to what He says here, I like what He says. I will say to the north, Give up; (This is words from the Almighty that created the heavens and the earth, made the stars to shine, and the moon to travel its circuit, the sun to stand there to warm the earth. He said to you, I will never leave you, I will never forsake you. Are you getting anything to help you this morning? This is not my word, this is His word.) and to the south, Keep not back: (When we go to Isaiah 60, then in chapter 49, we see where He said; I bring thy sons upon my shoulders and kings will bring daughters in their arms, your daughters, the Jewish people. God is going to change some minds.) bring my sons from far, (It don’t sound like God has given up on the Jews. The Mediterranean Sea goes all the way to the Atlantic. It is a small channel, but it does. That is where He reaches to and brings His sons and daughters and their wealth with them.) and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, (What does God need with old blind people? He said, bring them. What can they add? He can open the eyes of the blind.) and the deaf that have ears. Bring them all, bring every Jew, bring the cripple also. Don’t leave any of them behind. God is not leaving you behind this morning. He is not going to leave you behind, if you are one of His: He is not going to forget you and let you be a castaway. It says; cast your cares upon Him because He cares for you. In other words, put your cares at His feet. There are things I cannot handle, that I need help with. I cannot forgive myself for the wrongs of my life: It takes His forgiveness. I cannot help my salvation, and neither can you. He is the same whether you are at work or whether you are here in a service. You are my brother, you are my sister. Wherever I see you, you are my brother and my sister. I am not ashamed of you. We are different. We have different makeups. We are not all the same. We did not all come out of the same cookie cutter. Some are different shapes. Some have blue eyes, some have brown eyes. Some have blonde hair, some have black hair, some have red hair. Some have different color skin, but you are all my is tears of joy. The song, God is good all the time is precious. We are not at our best all the time, but we are striving to be. We don’t want to get too far behind; being lax and not thinking about what we are doing, or where we are going. If something goes wrong; and something happens: somebody might say; well I lost my temper. I say : when you lose it; that is good: If you never find it again; that is better. You need to lose it and be rid of it from then on, Jesus had anger, but it was when there was disobedience to truth. They would not listen. If they would not listen to Him, they are sure not going to listen to me. I know these big time evangelists are trying to save the world. They want; and are looking forward to a big worldwide revival. It will not happen! For the world church, the revival is over. The happy days are gone. The Bible says, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When you are striving; you have your mind on one thing; which is the thing you are striving for. Paul said to fight the good fight of faith. He also said that we have an armor. He said to put it on: the whole armor, not half of it. When we get the whole armor on; we then take a shield. Then we take a sword. We must know how to use that sword for our protection. You get on an airplane, going overseas, they will tell you that you have an oxygen mask. You put that oxygen mask on you before you do anybody else. It is not that you are trying to protect yourself and leave the others out, but if you don’t get that thing on first, you are not going to help your baby; because you may pass out. When you put yours on first: you are ready to help your loved ones that are beside you. If you don’t protect yourself, you cannot protect others. If I don’t protect myself, I cannot protect others. This is what I want to be faithful about first of all. Not that you are trying to save yourself and let the others die, it is just that you must do this first; so you will be able to help others. Spiritually it is the same way: You cannot help others until you have made sure that you are ready. Well I need to get into my subject; which I have titled; “Time Is Running Out.” Let us go to Isaiah 43. But now thus saith the Lord (That is God talking, thus saith the Lord. That is positive. When God speaks, it is always thus saith the Lord. I was in several of Bro. Branham’s meetings, and he never used that word, or those words: Thus saith the Lord carelessly. However there came along others later, and everything was thus saith the Lord with them; because they wanted to inspire you to believe in them. This is a word I will never use until I am directed to use it. Even though you know you are preaching truth; the truth has its own way into the heart and life of human oft line beings. Truth will never fail, and thus saith the Lord never fails: when it is spoken properly. It is not something for lighthearted people to use. I noticed that, but it did not scare me. Some people like to use crutches to make others feel that they know something they did not know, Like; I am smarter than you are. I have shared everything that I have been shown: with all of you. I have not held back what God has revealed to me. Some things have been shown to me while I was preaching. I never want to cause people to feel that I think that I know it all; when I get up here, but if there is something to be known, then God brothers and sisters, and I am proud of you. When they were trying Jesus: before He was taken to the cross they said, what are we going to do with this man Jesus. Well we know what they did with Him, and He suffered all of that for you and me. He paid our sin debt right there. Let each of us take all that He has to offer us this morning. There have been things happen in the last few years that have been hard on families. Some don’t feel like they fit in. Do not allow the devil to make you feel like that. When the devil talks; that is the time to use our guard. We have a total armor; with which we can withstand any attack any time. We have a lifeline. Some of us were rescued from different places; by different methods, but regardless of how we were brought to this great salvation we have experienced: do not allow anything to cause you to look back . Psalms 103:12 tells us this, As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. We never have to think of them again. We just walk day by day trusting Him. Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am He: before me there was no God formed, (Do you get it? Before me there was no God formed.) neither shall there be after me. Do you get it? I am not just talking to you here: I am talking to some in other places. There was none before me. When God started creating: He had counseled with Himself. When it is all over in this which we are fulfilling day by day, and we go into the eternal age; our Lord Jesus Christ will be our elder brother and we will all be in that eternal kingdom. Jesus will have fulfilled all He was sent forth to accomplish; and He will have returned all power and authority back to His Father: that God may be all in all. You can read that in 1st Corinthians 15:28. All power and authority that the Father had given to His Son until He had conquered all enemies of the Kingdom of God will be given back to God. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior. You have to walk completely around truth to believe otherwise. I have declared, and have saved, and I have showed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God. See? Israel was doing alright until they began to form those little weak gods that never spoke a word. Elijah said, bring them on. He spent all day with those gods of Jezebel, their prophets, those prophets of Baal, eight hundred and fifty. You might say, I thought there were four hundred and fifty of Baal’s prophets. There was, but there were four hundred of Jezebel’s also. It is like this scientology, something that Oprah formed. I don’t want any god that some human formed. A god like that is not going to help me, or anyone. It is going to be a hindrance to me. It never brought anybody anything worthwhile. Yea, before the day was I am He; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it? Thus saith the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships. I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters. He did in the Red Sea; We know that. He will do whatever is needed in your little sea that you are going through. It may be a big sea. There may be waves. When we got in that boat and went out into the middle of Galilee, they said we are going to stop here. We stopped and the water was so calm, so pleasant, so still. While there we began to sing and the glory of God came down. We did not walk on the water of the sea, but we rode on the same sea we read about in the Bible. We walked where Jesus walked, but that alone cannot save anyone. The five thousand that ate the loaves and fishes; did not have salvation because they ate them. The next day: when they began to leave, Jesus said to His disciples, will you go also? Most of the five thousand men, besides women and children, walked away from He that fed them. Some have walked away from here. Those that did are saying that we could not produce seven men: the seven thunders of Revelation, chapter 10. I have never even had a thought that we could, but God knows where those seven men are, and He will send them to fulfill His Word. Bro. Jackson said the Church of the living God, the Bride, will never be over staffed. It will be taught and perfected by a five fold ministry that God has provided. He is never under staffed either. He knows what He is doing. I just got an e-mail a couple days ago from Bro. Jimmy: in the Philippines. They got back home safely. God has the whole world in His hands. He has you and me brother, in His hands. He has you and me, sister, in His hands, He has the whole world in His hands. Don’t worry about it one bit. Do not be up tight and wring your hands worrying; what is going to happen to Israel? It is already in the Word, He will take them through the waters, He will take them through the sea, He will take them through the river, He will always make a way. When I read the scriptures concerning what God has done and what He will do: I know He will make a way for me. He will make a way for all of His true children; even when the clouds get to where they look like they are going to burst, when the lightning is flashing all around you, and the thunder rumbling and the rain falling: He is in control. Notice here: I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow. That is what I tried to say when we were in the garden. I said this is not going to be a regular service like some would talk about, but I want to talk about Israel. I said: Israel is going to get her land back, all the way from the Euphrates to the river of Egypt. Israel is going to rebuild her temple. Nothing can prevent it. When I got through talking; Hannah (our guide) came to me and said, I wish more people would talk like that, I wish more people that came here would have that kind of attitude. I had that attitude because I knew what I was talking about. You know what I am talking about because we believe God’s Word. Israel is His servant. We are His people. Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. That old desert and those old mountains, just standing there, barren. But I am looking at the future when those mountains standing there are going to have greenery. The seed is already there, all it needs is water. The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. (He is talking of Israel.) This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise. They are not doing it now, but you wait until they get that temple ground back. Just wait. The times we were there before, those Jews have something that will make them happy. You will see men, not women and men together, but you see men dancing. You see women off by themselves dancing, playing their music. Dancing for the Lord just like David. Don’t think I am against somebody dancing in the spirit. This thing today on programs like Trinity Broadcast and that stuff, they are going further and further away from God all the time. They have their dances, but it is not in the Spirit and anointing of God. But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of men, O Israel. Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither has thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense. Thou hast brought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices, but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities. I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Forget your past life once you have truly repented and surrendered to God’s will and His Word. When you come to Him and seek forgiveness from Him, then forget about your past. Do not struggle with the devil over something God has forgiven you of. Just say Yes Lord; I know I am not worthy of thy grace and mercy; but I am thankful for all that you have done for me, and I will not let the devil rob me of the great joy and peace you have given to me. When those negative thoughts come to you, accusing you: you know you have submitted your life to God: so just resist the devil that is bringing them to your mind. When you command him to flee, in the name of Jesus Christ: he has to flee. If you know you are not living like you should be: Get right with God and stay that way; and the devil will not be hindering you. Wake up every day thanking God for His grace and mercy; and for the fact that He never changes His mind. Put me in remembrance: let us plead together; declare thou, that thou mayest be justified. Let us plead together, praise Him. Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me. Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have line given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches. That was for what they had done, where they had left God to serve other gods. When He said He would blot out sin to be remembered no more, take courage: know that He means it: let it work. Let it be so. His Word is what we are being perfected with.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

4-5-15 PM

The world has been to their morning services and wake up calls, things they have been to because of what they call Easter. But this is not what the Jews call it. To them; It is Passover. This is when the angel of the Lord passed over the children of Israel. The ones that had blood on their doorposts, were able to escape the judgment of God. Today, that same blood represents the blood of Christ Jesus; that it represented then, but it could not take away sin. We have the promise of that blood sacrifice and we accept it, and thank the Lord for it. The Lord is good, He has given us peace and hope for His will and purpose in this time. I hope to be able to bring something that will not only be enjoyable, but be a blessing to you. I hope it is enjoyable, but most of all I hope you get something out of it that will help you in being an overcomer. We are not here to promote ourselves. We are here to promote the One that gave us the revelation we have in this hour. I don’t have many scriptures today, but I have long scriptures. I used one this morning. I never know when I get up here, just how I am going to be led, because I don’t try to put words in my own mouth to excite or anything of that nature. I want you to be able to remember something when you go home; something that is going to help you in the days ahead: the next time you need it. God is great, and just as we enjoy His fellowship, He enjoys ours. He said, come and let us reason together. When we reason together, God is willing to listen to us. We must be willing to listen to Him, because He does have something to say. He said enough in His Word to let us realize He talks, and that He has talked to us. When we were in Jerusalem, we went to the place where the Dead Sea scrolls were on display. I remember when I was in grade school: I had a teacher that talked about that and brought it out that they were afraid when they went to look into it, that the Bible we now have would be so far off. I never will forget that. I was not a Christian, and did not claim to be one. However when they began to look into it, they found that in Isaiah: they got much from the Dead Sea scrolls. The teacher said; when they looked into it, it was exact. So the Word of God had not only lasted two thousand years, but it has lasted from the beginning of time. Time did not begin six thousand years ago. It says; in the beginning, that is when time started. When something begins, that is when its time starts. When time ends, it will be in the eternal age. God was always in eternity. You cannot find any starting point of Him. He was there all the time. That is what eternal life is all about. It is God’s acquaintance with we human forms that He has placed here to worship Him. God was not God until someone called upon Him, when the angels called upon Him, then He became God, an object of worship. To the world today: He is not an object of worship, so eternity has nothing to do with them because there is no eternal hell. If you want to put it that way, there is no eternal lake of fire either. If you are not satisfied with that, because the lake of fire will last just so long. Even though it says forever and ever, that means for a time. As for we humans today: we are working toward eternity, that our body with our spirit, may be eternal beings. When you receive Him, you receive the Holy Ghost, then you have eternity dwelling in you, but this body of flesh does not have eternal life: It has to be changed to be able to match that. I don’t mean that in a way; that somewhere in time you started, because God saw you in His plan from the very beginning of time. He saw that you would accept His offer of forgiveness and live for Him. He knew from the beginning; who would and who would not receive eternal life. Therefore God put a stamp of approval upon His possession. We are His possession, whether the world likes it or whether they don’t, we are still His possession. That is what a marriage is all about, when talking about the marriage to the Lamb. One of these days there is going to be a marriage supper. There may not be any eating there; of the kind of supper we eat now; as far as a big feast of natural food, but we will be feasting upon what our precious Lord is feeding our spirit. I remember Bro. Jackson speaking of that: then saying this, which proved it after Jesus raised from the dead. Bro. Jackson said: We will be able to eat, but we will not have to. Jesus did not need to eat, but He ate in the presence of His disciples to prove who He was. The invitation He gave to His disciples when He was there on the Sea of Galilee, where He told them to meet: He told them to come and dine. He had something to say to them before He went away. He had something to say to Peter. He has something to say to us tonight; if we will hear Him. It does not make any difference whether you are thirty, sixty, or a hundred fold, you are capable of hearing His voice. He said, he that comes to me: I will in no wise cast out. So He is not trying to be some task master upon our lives: so that we have to do this, we have to do that in order to be accepted. Jesus said, I am the bread of life, all that the Father hath given me will come to me. All that the Father hath given me; will come to me, it is a gift of the Father to the Son. It makes us to be sons and daughters of God. It is not for the world to choose. We don’t have a four year election to see who is going to qualify: That election was made from the very beginning of time. It is not a four year election. Take courage tonight; brothers and sisters. We are looking at something more real than me looking at you, and you looking at me. One day; it is all going to come face to face. You think about getting happy now; what do you think that will be like? As those three sisters used to sing: shouting on the hills of glory: They would always walk off the platform shouting: after singing that. Don’t you just love His presence? He will not just enter into any old house: He enters into the mansions of John, chapter 14. He has temples in mind. 1st Corinthians 6:19 says, �Know ye not that ye are the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? God dwells in you; so you are never away from Him. When the Jews built the temple, and when Solomon dedicated it, God said: What house can you build me: Haven is my throne; earth is my footstool. Of the Jews; God accepted that. It was a temporal thing, and it was torn down. It has been torn down three times, to be built back one more time. I believe that very soon we are going to see it built again. The building will be erected. What is that going to do for us when we see that begin to be erected? When it is: there is going to be two men, two prophets that are going to enter into that land. They are going to prophesy: They are not going to preach. They are going to prophesy three and one half years. When their prophecy is finished and their lives are taken: after three and one half days of lying there in the street: they are going to be received up. That will not even change the unbeliever; but it is going to do something for that element of Jewish people that have accepted their prophecy and accepted the God they were prophesying about. I could go on from here, but I want to get into my message that I came ion here to preach. Let us go to Isaiah 60. This is a familiar chapter. Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: (Netanyahu has been on television at different times today on the News. They try to mix him up, but he is smarter than these News people. He has more intelligence because they are not going to make him say the deal they have made with Iran is right. Right after Kerry and the president had accepted a deal with Iran; the Iranian leader got on television and said this is all false, we are going to continue just like we were. We are going to continue with uranium; we are going to continue with our centrifuges: just to make it to be what they are really going to do. But God knows where every centrifuge is. He knows their plan. All the time they were negotiating with Iran, just last week, the Iranian leader said; death to Israel. Does that leave you much hope? Does that leave Israel much hope in a negotiation that is going nowhere? That settled it right back where it was: The only thing is it gives them a leeway to go right on as they were. They say the Muslims can lie to anyone as long as they are not lying to another Muslim; it is not against the Koran.) but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. That is talking of Israel, now it is talking of the Gentiles. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, (That happened two thousand years ago. God opened that window of opportunity. Do you know where we came from? Do you know who our forefathers were? They were barbarians, that came from northern Europe, came down to the Roman kingdom. They overrun the Roman kingdom and took it away when it was beginning to be at its peak. Four hundred years or so after the gospel had come, here they came, barbaric people. We did not have a very good background, but God looked through all that mess and saw our potential. Think about it brothers and sisters. Think about what we came from, or what our forefathers came from: to be what we are today, given an opportunity to know the only true God. As the old saying goes; in the free pardon of sins. The Gentiles shall come to thy light. What the Jews should have been able to see, God cut them out to give us a part.) and kings to thy brightness of thy rising. (Then He goes back to them.) Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, (He is talking of this end time now.) and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. I had heard somewhere that there were around six million Jews in Israel. Our guide said eight million. We are going to read about that and see what is really going to happen. Because more are coming, a lot more. They are going to say, this land is too straight for us, too narrow. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, (If you pour out water, then it is going to flow together. Let us look at these scriptures and see what He is saying. That is unity: unity with the twelve tribes later on; not now: because that is not agreeable with the scriptures we look at: It has to be Jerusalem, it has to be Judaea first, then Ephraim, which represents the ten northern tribes. Thou shalt see, and flow together…) and thine heart shall fear, (That really pertains to respect) and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, (That is not talking about the Sea of Galilee, that is not talking about the Mediterranean. That is talking about people, nations, and their wealth: all that they have taken from the Jewish nation is going to come back to them.) the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. God is going to make men come bending unto that Jewish people. It says they will lick the dust at their feet. This is ahead of us. We are seeing the end of this thing; the end results of what God is going to do in this world. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah, (These are places: I have a map here; we are talking about Saudi Arabia, we are talking about this area here, and over in this area; Havilah. Havilah is where Ishmael’s kin were. Israel has a lot of land. It is just like you going out; you don’t have a house, you just have land. That is what Israel is, they have a land, they have a deed. The deed is four thousand years old. That deed cannot be broken. It cannot be dismissed, it cannot be taken away.) all they from Sheba shall come: (What is this? This is Abraham’s sons by Keturah, the (25th chapter of Genesis.) they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall show forth the praises of the Lord. Why? Because they are the seed of Abraham. All those Arabs over there are not going to join into the mess. God is going to speak to their hearts. He is going to say to them, come my sons, come my daughters, bring your dromedaries, bring your offerings, I will accept them. They have to be shown who God is, and Allah has got to be put to rest. It is going to happen. There are two battles over there; that are going to do it. One of them is the Jews: when they battle those round about, Egypt, Assyria, Saudi Arabia, Havilah, Lebanon. It looks bleak. It looks dark over there now, if you look at it from the natural, but we are not looking at it from the natural: We are looking at it through the eyes of the Word of God. His Word declares it. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory. This one time we came into Jerusalem; what do you see? You come through a long tunnel. As soon as you get through that tunnel, you see the city of Jerusalem, the beauty of it and all, but there sets that mosque. That is what you see when you come in from that direction. (referring to picture on the screen) you have the Eastern gate. Here you have the cemetery the Arabs put there: which was to prevent Jesus from coming that way when he comes back; like the Bible says He will. They even closed the gate. Here is the Mt. Of Olives. This is where David went when Absalom was after him. He went away weeping. He came back triumphant. �Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, (Here you have a portion of the Mediterranean Sea: which goes all the way in through Europe over to the Atlantic. The ships of Tarshish, all the way over to Toledo Spain, that is the Tarshish he is talking about. It goes all the way over there. You see what he has to say about it. Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first;why…) to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because He hath glorified thee.� See? They are not coming back empty handed. God said; all the gold is mine; all the silver is mine. He said also: that He has the cattle on a thousand hills. He also has the hills. And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, (That was one thing I wondered about years ago, the sons of strangers. Who are the strangers? Who would that be? It would have to be someone that was strange to Israel. I remember Bro. Jackson going over that. He said it would be these young Chinese; because it says the sons of strangers; Chinese and Indians are strangers to Israel, but they come with these educated minds on building. It would not be the ones building bridges across the river. That takes too long. They studied it for forty years, as long as Israel went through the wilderness. But the Chinese can build a twenty five story building in ninety days. Their engineers are not doing all the studying because that is already worked out. It is worked out in Ezekiel 40 through 48. Those Jews know what that means. That makes me want to say Glory! God has it all worked out! Some may not like it, but He is not seeking all these union leaders to try and decide who gets the most money. He is looking at somebody that has some knowledge and understanding, and willingness to work. The Jews are not going to have to do it all, the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls. The beauty of the former house when Solomon was there; is not going to equal the beauty of the latter house, the one that will go through the Millennium. I was just thinking, today; as they showed at different times on the News about California: that they have no water. I mentioned this morning; that instead of collecting all that tax money and wasting it like they have been doing: they could have taken sea water and made pure water out of it. Saudi Arabia did. Not California: this one has to have his part, that one has to have his nepart, let the rest of them suffer. Like Putin has taken the cream off the top; and he is a billionaire, but those poor Russian people have nothing. Jews over there, twelve dollars a month, and six of that is for rent. We have leaders in this country that want to put us under that kind of rule. If you want us to share the wealth: share some of yours. No, it is always somebody else. Sons of strangers shall build up thy walls…) and their kings shall minister unto thee: (That is not talking about preaching, that is talking about wealth, supplying certain things. God is not going to use a bunch of preachers that have begged and pleaded for a sixty five million dollar airplane, so they can go spread a message of wealth.) for in my wrath I smote thee, (God smote Israel in His wrath. Look at the holocaust. Look at Jeremiah 16 where it says I will send you fishers, then I will send you hunters. I started to mention it but I did not finish it this morning. We were there: Bro. Svein took us there where they suffered, where they died, where trenches were bulldozed and they were shoved into them. Some of them were still alive. Then they were covered over with dirt. He said I will send hunters; after the fishers. I will send hunters, they will find you wherever they can. They will find you in the holes of the rocks. Six million Jews gave their lives. As I looked at what happened one time: as some films were shown; and they showed little children the size of some of these little boys and girls here; being thrown in with the others. It showed them running, hiding in crates, hiding in whatever they could find. One of them that was about six years old: ran and jumped into a latrine, to die in that mess. God has a reward for every one. He has a reward for those that did that. In my wrath I smote thee…) but in my favor have I had mercy on thee. There is always that good answer to the bad. Sisters have come up to testify. You see where Bro. Turner has put it on the internet, praise reports. Thank God for praise reports. They found this lump, or they found this spot. They went back and had another x-ray, they checked it out, and it was gone. I felt so bad for Bro. Steve; when the sister hurt herself. He went down to help and hurt his knee. Bro. Steve, God is a healer. My brothers and sisters, God is a healer. Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. The forces of the Gentiles, that is not talking about war. That is talking about a pay day. Some of you might say, well I have already heard this. There are some that have not heard it. Young people; there is something going on. There is something going on in Faith Assembly. I have the feeling in my bones. Is it time for the Bride’s revival? Is it time to wade out deeper into that water? For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; (Their wealth will be gone.) yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted. The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box tree together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious. God is going to walk in Israel. This is not going to be something He is going to tramp under His feet. He is going to walk in it. Some of them have place mats from there. Here the offering is and the smoke is going up toward heaven. God is going to accept that. The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; (Watch out Arabs. If there are any left in Gaza, you are not going to be shooting rockets over the wall anymore. You are not going to be digging holes to come under the wall and attack the Jews. You are going to come with your head down, bending unto that Jewish nation. Some might say: you are trying to make this thing too dramatic. To me it is a great drama; God’s drama. Man will be giving respect to that Jewish nation of Israel. You go from the Jewish part to the Arab part, it is like you have gone to two different cities.) and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; (They are going to bow way down.) and they shall call thee, The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. Mark Twain went through there. There was no road, just paths. He said this is a God forsaken place: Why would anyone want this land? We were up on Masada where the last Jews held out until 73 A.D. Why did the Romans fight over that mountain for three years and a hand full of Jews. The only ammunition the Jews had were rocks. That is pretty good ammunition up on a mountain that high. Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: (That is taking their strength. There is strength coming to Israel, the wealth.) and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. For brass (That is what I was talking about awhile ago.) I will bring gold, (Maybe it will come from China. They have been taking it all in, or Saudi Arabia.) for iron I will bring silver, (Everything is upgraded.) and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness. When they get ready to build that temple, they will not need those big stones. They will have those big cranes driving those pylons into the ground. For stones He will bring steel. That is going to be a beautiful place. They have already planned for it. It is already built in their mind and mine. I will show you one more picture (chart.) That is going to happen soon. When it does, then you can mark your days. The days will be numbered. This is going to be beautiful, but when they change, when we change into that new body: there is that song, I will have a new body, praise the Lord, I will have a new life. Don’t you want to go? Some have already asked, when are you going back to Israel again? I just said, I don’t know. I would like to see the temple being built.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

4-12-15 AM

I thank God for His grace this morning. This is a continuation of what I am on: time is running out. Truly it is. I noticed the president met with the Cuban leader yesterday, trying to patch up things with a Communist nation. He would rather be around people like that and have friendship with the Iranians and Cubans; more than with Israel. You might say, don’t you think we should make friends with people like that? Absolutely not! They have nothing to offer this nation. As they say, it has been fifty years: actually more than that. I remember Bro. Jackson talking about when he went to Cuba in 1957, trouble was already starting. He could hear shooting and things going on during the night. That is when Castro was really beginning to spread his wings; he and his brother. His brother, Raul, is now in charge in Cuba. The best interests of this nation is not in the heart of this government. It seems, and I will have to repeat what some of the politicians have said; that it seems as though our president does not care for this nation. That is a bad thing to say: but when you go to courting the enemy, you are courting death. Iran is still saying death to America, death to Israel. What is there to negotiate? There has been nothing said about bringing people back that are being held prisoners over there in the worst conditions possible. According to what has been said; one man has been held in a three by three cell, and beat. In all these negotiations, it was never mentioned. It is shameful. I am not ashamed of this country, because this country has been good to me, but I am ashamed of its leadership. This is all working out to the end time. We are at the end. Whatever we need to do to straighten up our lives, straighten up the things we are doing, we don’t have long to get it done. God is not going to favor our feelings if they are wrong. But He is looking at each one of our lives. He is looking at mine, He is looking at yours, He is looking at all of us. Bro. Branham said there are three kind of believers, there is an unbeliever, the make believer, and the true believer. That will fit every category. I want to be in the category of the true believers. Whatever it takes to make it through, that is what I want to do. This world is not my home, I am just passing through. God knows each of our paths. I liked Sister Naomi’s testimony she told me the other day. She could see herself going up in a dream, and others going up with her. In the dream she started saying Hallelujah, the dream ended when she said that, and She was saying it out loud. I say Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! I love the way God is working. I love the way He does things. As Bro. Kevin sings, God never fails: That is true. Wherever you are in life this morning, God knows where you are and where I am. He knows the intent of our heart’s. He knows the desires of our soul’s. Sometimes we have to look at situations as they are and close our eyes to our feelings and do what is right. Sometimes that goes against the flesh, but there is another life in us that outweighs what the flesh wants. Jesus said, come unto me all ye that labor. Are you laboring with something this morning? One of these days, by the grace of God, we are going to fly, we are going to be lifted up. This old flesh that we are living in: Bro. Branham called it the devil’s pest house, but for now; let us treat it the best we can as we walk with the Lord in truth. I still believe he fulfilled what he was called of God to do: because that Elijah spirit was in him. We have got to go beyond the flesh, into the spirit realm where God is. When the sisters came up to sing, I saw so many of the young sisters that have grown up in just a year, almost as tall as I am now. Here they were, singing. That made me happy. You young sisters and young brothers, you are a part of this family. I want you to know that I appreciate you, and that I love you with godly love. This is part of you, because we are brothers and sisters. I know I am a lot older, but I used to be young like you. Can you believe that? It has been two or more years ago; but I still remember those days. I appreciate all of my brothers and sisters: every age. You don’t have to show anyone how to love: The grace of God will do that; because He is in you. If you ever feel the anointing upon you; do not be afraid to express it; to say praise the Lord, or raise your hand, or whatever: don’t ever let the devil keep you from praising God. When we praise God with sincerity, the devil is shut out. I have some new scripture to read this morning; that I did not have on the screen before. I was showing something, and I will go back to it now; the map of Europe. I was showing the Mediterranean Sea: that it empties out here into the Atlantic Ocean. There may be something here that is not named the Atlantic, but it is all the same thing. Here is the opening, and here is Spain. When I mentioned that the other night; about the strangers, about the different places that Israel would be coming from, I remember Bro. Jackson talking about Toledo Spain, which was a place that the Jews went to because it was so much like Israel. They went there to live. It tells about them coming from here with their money. Sons and daughters, the daughters being carried in the arms of kings, the young men upon the shoulders to suck the breasts of kings, which speaks of strength. Then when I hear that in Europe; there is 1.5 million Jews, I can sure see them coming here to Israel, to the land of Israel and saying the place is too straight for us, too narrow, give me room. There used to be an old song, give me room, give me elbow room, an old country song from years ago, but they don’t sing like that any more. If it is not evil, they do not sing it. If they cannot show flesh, they don’t want it. I was thinking about Faith Assembly; and about the believers knowing how to dress themselves: There are a lot of places that you can almost tell where they go to church because of how the women dress. I don’t ever want to get in the pattern at Faith Assembly, that we are all going to look alike. You dress yourselves in a way for the glory of God, not because of the way I might tell you to. I will tell you to dress decent, but I will not tell you how to do your hair and I will not ever tell anyone to wear a certain kind of dress. Or whatever. I will tell you that whatever you wear: make sure it is long enough that it covers your knees. Your body is a temple; a temple of the Holy Ghost that dwells in you. God is going to bring those Jews home from up in here, and all the way into Israel, which is a little country. I did not know it until we went there this time, and the guide said there were eight million Jews there already. There are those that would say, let us make that bottle smaller, let us give Israel a nine mile strip. So today, as we look at the situation around the world, and as we look at our own nation; which the leadership of it has turned away from Israel and say: let the U.N. have it. Then I look at Zechariah 12 and say, go ahead. I am glad for a statement that Netanyahu tlinemade: when he said; if we have to stand alone; we will stand alone. That is according to scripture. They are going to have to stand alone; but they will have God making the way for them. I want to turn to a familiar scripture, Isaiah 52. Awake, awake; (That is talking to the Israeli nation, awake, open your eyes.) put on thy strength, (It is there, all that has to be done is to put it on. A speck on the map of the world, and all the world is against her. If she was annihilated, the world would be glad. She is hated in Europe. What has she done to Europe? The Bible says that God has punished her in part, but He will redeem her. It seemed like the part that God talks about is very strenuous, but it shows to us Gentiles, that if we do wrong, we must be punished. I would rather do right without the punishment. The strength is there, it says to put it on. Just like the whole armor of God. It says to take the whole armor of God. It is there. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. God is talking to us today, saying we do not have to put up with this stuff that the devil throws at us. Just look at the armor we have; and then we have a sword. The sword is this, the Word of God. That is our sword. Our shield is our faith. Faith in what? Faith in the Word of God: that He is going to do something when the trial gets to be too much for us. I will never leave you, I will never forsake you, saith the Lord.) O Zion; (That is the spiritual part of Israel. That was a fort. The Jebusites told David, you cannot take that. We will not let you in here. David went around the wall and began to study it. He found a water way. When the devil tells you, that you cannot do this, or that; you can. All things are possible to them that believe.) put on thy beautiful garments, (The garments of praise, thank you Lord.) O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. That is just ahead. The Jewish nation today is about like America. God is going to change that though. He is going to make it a beautiful thing. I looked at all those rocks when you get down below Jerusalem, just rocks right now; but I saw olive trees growing up in those rocks. God can make something out of nothing. He took an old hill-billy country boy and brought him into a truth that changed his life. All of us can say that. We are not all hill-billies, but maybe some of you are. I always said: the difference in southern Indiana and Kentucky, they go back and forth with their jokes, I also said; the difference in Kentucky and Indiana is the river. Shake thyself from the dust, (Some of you probably have not been around horses. When they come in from working in the field, I remember as a boy: the first thing they did was to find a dust pile. They would wallow in that dust, then get up and shake themselves. To them, that was like a bath. That kept the flies away. He is telling Israel, shake yourself, get rid of that sediment; that stuff that accompanies unbelief.) arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem, loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion. It is all in their hands. This is a lesson to us. If we are bound this morning, it is our fault, because there is hope, there is a way out. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the light. For thus saith the Lord, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money. Listen, Netanyahu: listen Israel! God is not going to fight your battles with money. When the angel of the Lord goes before Israel, and when that little army they have goes against Egypt, and goes against Assyria, and against Iraq, those Arab nations round about them: God is not going to look at how much money they have, because the angel of the Lord is going to be on their side. For thus saith the Lord God, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. God does not forget. He will not forget your tears. If there is somebody in your family, or in my family, that God is speaking to, He don’t forget. I remember, I hope she don’t care for me to mention her: Bro. Jack and Sis. Alice; they came here and were baptized. She testified and told me; it was prophesied to her at one time, you will leave, but you will come back. About two years ago, God began to deal with her. She cannot talk to you about the Lord Jesus without crying. I love that! Express yourself to Him! He is here this morning. He is not out there in the world someplace enjoying what they are enjoying: He is right here this morning; enjoying the praise of His people. Bro. Tim Polston: I came to see you in the hospital when you had that stroke. About a week or two from that time, you were here. I saw that whole row fill up with those from Knifley. They were just waiting on something. They were waiting on somebody to express their feelings. When I shake my brother’s and sister’s hand’s; I want you to feel that I mean to express Christian love and appreciation for all of you. God will do whatever it takes to get His will accomplished in each of us. He is speaking to people this morning. Don’t think that you are unimportant to this body sitting back there. You are not just occupying a seat here: You are a part of the family of God. Sometimes a person will give their heart to the Lord and they are so happy. Then a few weeks after that; various things begin to come their way, as it is supposed to. Then they begin to doubt; was that really God speaking to me? Yes it was! Jesus was baptized. Then what did He do? Immediately He went into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. What was He doing that for? To show us the way out: when trials begin to come. It is the trial of your faith. The trial of your faith is never something that we want to overlook. God is going to try each one of us. It says we press into it. Pressing gets the wrinkles out. A good warm iron with a little water in it will get the wrinkles out. It takes heat though. Now therefore, what have I here, saith the Lord, that my people is taken away for nought? They that rule over them make them to howl, saith the Lord; and my name continually every day is blasphemed. God warns us against blasphemy; so let us refrain from any appearance of such. You have heard the saying: Let’s Jew him down: Don’ ever say that: That is a derogatory statement. That has come upon the Jews because God said He would make them to be a byword, but not among the saints of God. Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am He that doth speak: behold, it is I. There are going to be some Jews that learn a lesson. There was a program on television: I don’t know if it is still on or not. It is: “Against All Odds.” It is miracles that happened in the Jewish nation. One of the generals went into this certain place, where they were afraid to move because of the land mines. They were in there with their tanks. They were afraid to move. All at once there came a wind that dug the earth up three feet deep. It uncovered all the land mines. They saw a horse go through a certain place. That horse was an indication to them that they could follow the tracks of the horse and everything would be alright. They asked the general; when did you find out that was a miracle? He said, when we went through and got back safely. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Here is a favorite verse that has been dwelled upon. I don’t aim to dwell on it; but it is a favorite verse here. Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; (It is not just a voice, it is a message, a message of truth.) with the voice together shall they sing: (Every week I get mail from this group, wanting to come here and teach our young people how to sing. The young people of Faith Assembly; already know how to sing: and very beautifully; so we will not be paying anyone for their worldly junk! Let them keep it out there where it is called for. That is no different than the world. They claim they have words that are right. I don’t know; because I cannot understand them. It is a bunch of blabber; that makes no sense to me.) for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion. That is just ahead of us. We are getting ready to sing. �Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted His people, He hath redeemed Jerusalem. This is just ahead of us. Jerusalem is in four parts today. The Jewish section, the Arab section, the Armenian section, and the Catholic section. What they show on television is not what we saw; because we did not go in there. The church of the Holy Sepulcher, I would not go in there. Look on the outside wall, there are broken crosses. I don’t want to go anywhere like that; where there is a broken cross. I told the guide, we are not going in there. I remember going there in the 1970’s. What did they have? They had candles all the way up and down there, all the way up in front. They had candles because it is Catholic. Catholics love candles. Bro. Jackson said, that when you go through there and they light the candles, then when you leave they snuff them out: then light them again for somebody else. The Lord hath made bare His holy arm (God is getting angry. He is getting angry with this nation, getting angry with some of these governors. They are running a popularity contest. The Arkansas governor made a statement concerning things about the gays: So did Indiana’s governor. Then the pressure came. When pressure comes, they change their statement. Why can people not stand for what they believe and what they say? That is what is wrong with a lot of churches today. Their leadership will not stand for anything, or they stand for the wrong thing. When God bares His holy arm for Israel, it is not something weak, because that shows anger. That shows fury. You don’t want to let God get angry at you. He was angry in the days of Noah, before the flood came. He said this world is full of violence. Look at America. Men killing their wive’s; wives killing their husbands. ISIS is on our shores: They have been invited in. They bring these people from Syria and they don’t even check on them. People walking across our border just like it was not even there. I see that they are bringing in a bunch of children again. They are bringing in the world’s problems; but they are not dealing with ours. I said, probably about eight years ago; if you come here; get legal and learn to speak English. Some pople did not like it, and they did not come back. What is wrong with that? What is wrong with doing right? Right is not a feeling, right is an action. We have more advertisements today: where they use the worse things they can; in the advertisements: because they show poor dogs and cats that you feel sorry for. Give to this, give to that. If you give to everybody that calls you and everybody that wants something from you: you would soon have to be asking for something for yourself; but that is just the way it is. You never hear anything about that little baby that has been pulled from its mother and thrown in a dumpster. Oh that is just a blob. A blob? How cruel! Some of these young men throwing little three month old babies in the floor because they cry; ought to be strung up and made an example. Responsible people know how to take care of things like that. At least they did in former times. They knew there would be some undesirable outcome; if they did not. You might say, how do you know: you did not live a hundred years ago? I am pushing it. The Lord hath made bare His holy arm…) in the eyes of all the nations; (How is He going to do it? He is going to enable Israel to achieve marvelous feats, and people are going to turn on the television; and see with their own eyes, the eyes of all the nations, that He is going to do exactly as He has said. He (God) is not afraid. One will chase a thousand, ten will chase ten thousand. That feeble man is going to be like David. The house of David is going to be like God. Israel is going to win a war that will cause some to be flabbergasted. I can see the old pot boiling, getting ready to overflow.) and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. India, Europe, the United States and all the rest. I can imagine what Russia is going to do, stop it Israel, Stop it! They did before. The leadership of Israel, when they were on the Golan Heights, the United States was calling Israel, Russia is going to get into this thing. All at once, there was just noise, I cannot hear you; speak up! I cannot hear you. The leadership of Israel was not going to give up until they got the Golan Heights. Shut up Russia! Shut up Obama! Israel is going to have her land back. Go ahead you politicians. Hilary Clinton is going to start working today; to become president. How wonderful! Liars! Don’t you know they can shut you up? The word has already gone out. I don’t aim to change my mind. I will not stop my rhetoric. I love this nation: It is the nation I grew up in; I love the hills and hollows: the valleys I grew up in, and I thank God that He permitted me to grow up in the place where I did. This world is not my home, I am just passing through: my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue, for a little while. Then we are coming back to rule and reign after the marriage supper is over. We are coming back to show what leadership really is. I am a king; potentially. So are we all, but our kingdom is not of this present world; as Jesus said. When Pilate asked Jesus, are you a king? He said, thou sayest it, you say it. Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord. For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: (What are you getting out of this? You are not going to run away.) for the Lord will go before you; (He is not in a hurry.) and the God of Israel will be your rereward. He is going to go before you, and He is going to go behind you. You are going to be right in the middle. Praise the Lord. Continued next issue.

 

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The Gifts and Calling of God, Part 6 – 2015, October

The Gifts and Calling of God, Part 6 - 2015, October

Introduction

Rev. James Allen


This issue will finish: The Gifts and Calling of God Are Without Repentance.

We praise the Lord for His wonderful goodness, for the things He has provided for us in the hour we are living in. I am continuing on this subject; . I have been on. because of the great interest that saints have expressed to me since I started on it. The response has been great. I thank the Lord for what He gives us to go by. I am going to start with the new chapters and verses that have been added to the chart: the others you already have. I think I will start with John, chapter 3, today: this is familiar. I feel I have something in this that needs to be in the heart’s of God’s elect because we read about the new birth sometimes, but we do not usually read into its depth. As Jesus talked to Nicodemus, He was telling him something that is a revelation. Of course the revelation of baptism is there, but there is another revelation inside it, that I want to get to this morning. I want to nail it down to the point that we have the understanding of it to the point that it will not be a mystery to us any more. If we do not have an understanding of something, then it is a mystery to us. God did not write this book, or have His book written for it to be a mystery to the bride saints. We praise the Lord for that. The scripture says in Zechariah, there will be a day come when it will be neither dark nor light, but in the evening time there shall be light. We sing the song, it shall be light in the evening time. We know that is happening even now, as Bro. Turner mentioned this morning about Israel. I don’t know how far this thing is going to go, but it is not going to keep happening. I know they are talking about negotiated peace, but you have a bunch of Gentile nations going to negotiate it. What does Russia, and China have to do with that, and what does the United States have to do with Israel? Why don’t we just mind our own business? We certainly have plenty here to mind, and we do not even have those who know how to take care of that, but Israel has already said, as long as they keep bombing us, this thing is going to go on. I totally agree with that. I agree with it a hundred percent. Don’t just slap somebody around for a little while, and then quit. This thing has gone on too long, much too long. Hamas does not care how many of their own people they kill. Now they are accusing Israel of bombing a place where invalids and people like that live. Well, quit putting your bombs there where they are. Quit putting your bombs in the hospitals, and in old folks homes, in school houses, in peoples residences if you are concerned about protecting them. If you are not cowards, I say come out and fight fair, but the fact is, you are cowards. You care little for your own people. Now let us listen to what Jesus has to say here. Here is a man that no doubt is embarrassed or afraid, because even today, if you are an orthodox Jew, you don’t have anything to do with people changing to Christianity. That is why Nicodemus came to Him by night, he was afraid; afraid that he would be ostracized. It more or less was a sneak thing, but Jesus is not going to pay any attention to that. He is going to expose the man to what is coming. This is not a lesson that had been preached. This is the first time anybody has ever heard about it, because this is the first message that Jesus has peached after the marriage in Cana of Galilee; which we find in the 2nd chapter.  So here we are, this is the very beginning of His ministry. But Jesus has already experienced the Holy Ghost. Jesus was not born with the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost, you might say as the scripture says, the Holy Ghost shall overshadow Mary and you will have a child and His name will be called Jesus. So who is Jesus’ father? no one other than the Holy Ghost, or to make it plain; God the great Creator. Both the Holy Ghost and God the great Creator are the same. You cannot separate God from His Spirit; because He is that SPIRIT. It was, and is the way He worked, and still works, that many people who profess to be Christians do not understand. The Holy Ghost is something you receive as a true believer: that other people do not have or understand; because they cannot see Him. When God spoke to Paul; when he was riding to Damascus to persecute Christians, nobody else got the message. The rest of them felt something. That made me think of something, the rest of them felt something, they felt the fire, but they did not receive the Holy Ghost. Is that not just like something that you have seen in this hour? Oh, I have had a great experience. I have to say to that; did it lead you into truth? The Spirit of God will lead you into all truth, You will not back up, when you see something that is true. Otherwise, you have just been rained on, because it said He would rain on the evil and the good, the just and the unjust. The thing about it is, with those that are just, it means that they have received something that they cherish more than life itself.. There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. The same came to Jesus by night, (That is what I said awhile ago, he did not want to be seen by the other Jews. The message had convicted him, he had been convinced that there was something right, but he was not convinced to the point that he was going to let it throw him out of the church. The thing about it is, when you are convinced to that point, there is nothing that will hold you, Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, we have them all in here who have come from those places. We have become brothers and sisters of a family that loves the truth of God’s Word.) and said unto Him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: (That sounds good. So for, so good.) for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. He is telling about something he has heard, or something he has seen on the fringes, when something took place of a miraculous nature. He knows about it. He knows about the miracles. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, (or truly, truly) I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. What is He talking about there? Except he is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God, He is not talking about something in the future, He is talking about something right now. You cannot see it, you cannot understand it. You have to be in the family of God in order to partake of these heavenly things. Do you get that? Seeing is understanding. It is kind of like something clicks in your brain, now I get it, now I see, now I understand. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? (He does not understand it, none of the disciples understand it. Jesus is not explaining it because it is not yet fully time for that.. He is telling Nicodemus something that cannot happen yet; at that time. But he is putting something not only in Nicodemus’ mind, but he is putting something in the twelve disciples’ mind’s also.) Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. What is He saying there? He can not be a part of the kingdom of God without a new birth. This may worry some, but I said last Sunday and I say again this morning, if you have repented of your sins and have accepted Jesus Christ in water baptism in His name, then you are a candidate for the Holy Ghost. You have already been forgiven of all your sins, but you must seek and receive the Holy Ghost in order to be able to live a holy and righteous life. Let us not make the grace of God a cheap thing. You have taken on His name, the thing now is to make sure that you have that experience of receiving the Holy Ghost, which is available to all who have met the other two requirements. I am not saying how you will feel: no. I am not saying you will jump. I don’t know what happened on the day of Pentecost to two or three thousand who received the Spirit of God. The Bible said there were added three thousand unto them. I am sure that all of them did not have the same experience, but I would say this, there is no getting around the Bible principals, or requirements to make it into God’s perfect will. I will say this: There is no way you can take a short cut. I say unto thee, except a man be born of the water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter (See?) cannot enter the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is within you. You cannot enter that kingdom realm, that is where revelation comes into the picture. Jesus is not talking about somewhere you will enter into heaven. He is talking about entering into the body of Christ. If you have the Holy Ghost, you already have the down payment. You have got your ticket. I am not talking about somebody that has just been rained on. I am talking about somebody that has experienced the Spirit of God coming into their life, because Jesus said that Spirit of God would lead you into all truth. Then He will guide you. That is what we are talking about, when we are talking about the gifts. The gifts are perfect. God is expecting perfection out of us. You might say, oh, nobody can be perfect. Don’t tell me that. Paul said, to all that are perfect. People get upset when you say something about somebody being a saint of God. You are just upset at Paul. Now are we the sons of God. Not just sons only, we are children of God, that includes man and woman. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; (That fleshly mind will never get you there. I talked to a man one time when I lived in Burkesville. Many of you here, your roots are from Burkesville. He was an older man. I talked to him about the Lord. He began to say, well, I am a good man: I have never done anything that I have to worry about, and on like that. I told my neighbor about it. He said the reason is; he is too old. People think that goodness will get you somewhere with God, but goodness is not a ticket into the Family of God.) and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. You shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. God is a keeper. Jesus said, all that the Father hath given me will come to me, and all that comes to me, I will in no wise cast out. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. He is telling him, don’t marvel about it, don’t get hung up on thoughts of the natural mind. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. You don’t plan it ahead of the time it comes. The Bible says seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. These are scriptures that came to me this morning. Let us go to Luke 24. Jesus is resurrected already. That old saying that people say, well I would rather believe Jesus, than believe what Peter said. Let us see what Jesus said. You will find out how close Peter was; he was not off at all. Verse 44, And He said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, (This He did, the Law has no more affect, He took care of that.) and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened He their understanding, (I can just see it, a smile comes over their face. Light comes in. What you have been saying all along; you now see it. There is nothing worse than not being able to understand something that is simple.) that they might understand the scriptures. Here it had been closed, but then there came light to them. As long as it is like this, there is no light that can get in there, but when it began to open up, the light began to shine in. When the light begins to shine in, then understanding comes. And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day; And that repentance and remission of sins (How are sins remitted? Through water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. Repentance is getting that old man out of the way. That old man speaks of that sinful, sinning nature you were born with. We all were born in sin, shaped in iniquity and came forth speaking lies. God could have looked at us and said; you little liars: when we were first born, but I will take care of it. No child wants to be wrong. Let me go over that again, He said unto them, thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins…) should be preached in His name among all nations; beginning at Jerusalem. Peter fulfilled that completely, beginning at Jerusalem. Where do you think they were when the Holy Ghost came on them? You were there: when we were on the Israel tour. It may not be the same upper room, but it was probably built on top of that one. Anyway it is a replica of the upper room where the believers first received the Holy Ghost. There they were: gathered together for fear of what could, or would happen. They were tarrying at Jerusalem like Jesus Had told them, praying, not knowing what to expect, but they are waiting, they have been waiting for many days for something to happen; because they were told that something would happen. He said you will be baptized with the Holy Ghost and with fire, not two different Holy Ghosts. The fire just burns out all the old sinful nature of mortal man, and puts you on the altar. That is what happened when they killed those sacrifices, they had to burn them with fire. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Don’t jump the gun, just wait. When Jesus was speaking to them. He opened their understanding, but that did not O.K. them to preach. They still had to go to that upper room to get that experience. Let us see what He said in Matthew 28:19. I want these things to be in your mind and in your heart. I can just hear some old farmer saying, bless God; it was good enough for my mom and dad so it is good enough for me. That was true: concerning believers that lived according to what they were taught back then: because they did not have an understanding like we do now; but it is not good enough for anyone now, because we have been given understanding. Some may say: Well I have sat here for twenty years, but I don’t understand it. I just have to say to such a person; Open your ears, open your eyes, and repent of that old nature you were born with. I will start in verse 18. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Now He is talking about what God has allotted to Him. He is not saying that He is God. He said, all power is given unto me. That power had to come from some other source; for it to be GIVEN to Him, and that source was God, His Father. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. This is where the revelation came to me: when I heard, in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Father is not a name. Holy Ghost is not a name. Son is not a name: They are all titles. Bro. Branham explained it this way, go to the bank and sign your name Son, and see if you get any money. Sign it Father and see if you get anything. Sign it Holy Ghost and see if you get anything. Sign your own name, and if you have money in the bank, you will get the money. He did not say names. That is where the revelation lies. He said, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Jesus said, I am come in my Fathers name. Are you understanding this? It is imperative, that you do! In the 24th chapter of the book of Luke, it says He opened their understanding. On the day of Pentecost; when they all stood together, those twelve apostles stood together, and Peter began to speak. Do you think he got up and did not know what to say? Let us go to Acts 2, verse 37. He preached a message to them and it has brought conviction. You must be convicted of the fact that you are a sinner, or you will go into the water a dry sinner and come out of the water a wet sinner. Salvation includes more than just being plunged under the water. You must be convinced that this truth is right, and be convinced that baptism in the name of Jesus Christ is the only way of deliverance from your sinful life of unbelief, or you will see no change. I cannot make it any plainer than what I am making it this morning. I hope none of you say in your heart, well that is not plain enough. I am not looking down the road to your great, great grandfather and say that they did not go to heaven. No, not at all, because they did not have the understanding, the true revelation of the scriptures; because they were living in another age and obeyed from their heart: what they were taught. We are living in the end time; after a true revelation of God’s Word has been preached and published. It says there shall be light in the evening time: We are in the evening time. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, (Convicted. Have you sat in this church for years, and never felt anything? Never even feel conviction?) and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Men and brethren, what shall we do? That is what some ought to be asking in this hour oft time. I am telling you this morning; if you have repented, and if you have been baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; you must now seek the Holy Ghost. Romans 8:9 says this, Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. That says man, but it applies to male and female. You do not have to be baptized again, you have already repented of your sins. As I said, let us not make the grace of God cheap thing. Receiving the Holy Ghost is what gives us eternal security. That is why the apostle Paul could write in His message to the Romans, chapter 8,verse 1, There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. The Bible says, go on to perfection. I say that to young people, before you look too far for a mate, look to God first, and let Him lead you to a Christian mate that is walking in the truth. Otherwise, you are looking for trouble. When Bro. Branham was out west, he was a cowboy. He worked for an old farmer. When he was culling the cattle, he would look right in their eyes. Do you know why he did that? Sometimes when he was looking in their eyes, the prettiest heifer calf he saw, he would reject. Do you know why? Bro. Branham said; that is a beautiful animal, but said, you have to look at that stare in their eyes, that wildness in their eyes, and not their outward beauty. What you can see, lets you know whether that calf is going to make a good mother or not, but that other one will never raise her young. We have had people marry, that never should have gotten married. Somebody is going to pull somebody away from the truth. If they will not surrender themselves to follow the truth of God’s Word, you had better forget them. The Bible says, Can two walk together except they be agreed? That applies to marriage mates, as well as in the congregation. There must come a time when we realize it, if we are falling away from the truth. When those Jews asked Peter, what can we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, (They had done confessed, but they were pricked in their hearts. He said repent. This was his portion. ) and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. (Then he did not have anything to do with the rest of what took place after he finished that statement which was…) and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. He was not just talking to one, he was not just talking to two; He said, every one of you. I am not trying to get people to come to the altar this morning, I am trying to get us as individuals to go on into perfection. I know this is not my type of message, but I have to preach it. Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins. We can take them to the grave, but you have to do the repenting. Don’t say, I am a good person. Don’t say, I have a big future ahead. Every one of you must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and then receive the Holy Ghost. That is what Jesus was talking about in Luke 24, that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name, beginning at Jerusalem. Here we are at Jerusalem. Here this morning, we stand with Peter. Preach it brother Peter, we will receive it and we will accept it, and we will repeat it. Here is the promise. Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. I cannot make it any plainer than that. Bro. Wells and I were going to talk to a man one time; over at Ford Motors, we did not know he was setting a trap for us. We went to his house, because conviction had fallen on different ones after Bro. Wells surrendered his life to the Lord in 1968. We went to the man’s house: he had come from the Church of Christ church, he had a lying deacon with him, and he lied to us; which is the reason I say that. He said he just happened to come in. He had a suit of clothes on and his Bible and everything ready for us. We asked the fellow the next day, did he just come in? He said no, it was planned. Of course they think the Holy Ghost people did not really receive the Holy Ghost after Pentecost. That was their problem. I told the man, the Bible says to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. He said, that is not the Holy Ghost, that is the gift. When you receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, you have the Holy Ghost. The gift of the Holy Ghost is eternal life which we receive when we receive the Holy Ghost. That is why you have eternal life, but this man said, you just receive the gift, you don’t receive the Holy Ghost. Well, I guess when Peter preached, they did not receive it either, they just got the gift: according to that man. I just have to say this: Whatever they got, when they got the gift: we need it, and must have it. We know it is the same thing; the gift did not run out. Your old car may run out of gas today, if you have not filled it up lately, but you will never have to fear that the Holy Ghost will run out. The Holy Ghost is that living water; a living experience. Is this hard to understand? Ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, (talking about them that were there that day) and to your children, and to all that are afar off, (Do you believe that? ) even as many as the Lord our God shall call. That does not leave anyone out, that He has called. There are certain things we can do: We can spurn the Holy Ghost until He just leaves us alone, because it says in the 6th chapter of Genesis, my Spirit shall not always strive with man because He is flesh. I went over in chapter 22 of Matthew last week. In Luke 13, I saw something that matched up with Matthew 22. There were present at that season some that told Him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that the Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: (No) but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower of Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Here is the man concerning the fig tree. He came and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? Why is it taking up space just to be a tree fruitless ? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. This is talking about the Israeli nation, for three years they had listened. The fourth year, if it don’t grow, cut it down. It is not always going to be as it is this morning, with some people. Verses 22 through 30. And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And He said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: (Strait is water. Straight is a straight way. Strait is water that links two bodies, which speaks of water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. Strive to enter in at the strait gate…) for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able to. They are going another direction, another way, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. I am a Methodist. I am a Baptist. I am a Presbyterian. God does not give two shakes of a sheep’s tail for that, (that is an old country saying). When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are. What a shame to have our opportunity and to mess up, by turning it down. That is awful to think of. I know not where you are. Remember; as I am saying this, don’t forget what I have said before; because, if you have repented and been baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and you do not have the Holy Ghost, you need to seek the Holy Ghost. Give up a few meals and pray; ask God for His Spirit. He is true to His promise. All that come to the Father, I will in no wise cast out. When the master of the house is risen up and shut the door, and ye begin to stand without, just like in the flood of Noah’s hour of time. I wonder how many people ganged around that ark wanting in when the rain started falling, and the water kept rising? They begin to knock and bang upon the door and say, let us in, but their opportunity had passed. It will be the same with anyone of this hour of time that waits too long. You will say, Lord, Lord open to us also, but He will answer and say unto you, I know you not. Do you see this? They did not recognize the provision, they did not recognize the gift. What He is saying is, it is a free gift. It is absolutely a free gift, but has been spurned. Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. Don’t hold your goodness up before Him. It is iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last. I want to go back to chapter 22 of Matthew again. Verse 2. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. He is talking about the Jewish nation here. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise; (What is on your mind today?) And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city, (That was Jerusalem in 70 A.D.) Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. (Listen to what he said.) So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. See? He did not just go to the good people, He went to the bad and the good people. By the time He got through with them, they were not bad people. They would not have been sitting in that guest chamber as they were. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, (Friend, that means he had been around. It is not just good enough to be friends with somebody. We have to make our own way to the cross. Nobody else can do it for you. He said unto him, Friend…) how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Friend, do something.) For many are called, but few are chosen. My message this morning is repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. That is not a mistake. That is a fact. I could say it this way, I offer you Jesus Christ, because what did He say? His servants would bind that man hand and foot.

THE GIFTS AND CALLING OF GOD ARE WITHOUT REPENTANCE

7-13-14 PM

I want to get this message finished. You might ask, what are you going to start on next? I have no idea. I am blank on that, but I have to look at it knowing that God will provide. We must praise Him for His wonderful grace. I went over the scriptures I had this morning; except Revelation 20:11-15. I will go into some others that I have not used, but I may have used some. I know there are some good scriptures that I have not touched on yet. Of course; they are all good, but I am talking about those concerning this message. Here in verse 11 of the 20th chapter it says, And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. He is talking about what has been done by man. He is not talking about getting rid of heaven, he is not talking about getting rid of earth, but he is talking about the works of man here, that has compiled the sin that lays upon this earth. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Now you have books, and you have a book, but in this book you see no judgment, because these have already passed from death unto life. Then in the books, is found the deeds of mankind. That is why it is so important for us to have our deeds in a way that God can recognize it here on this earth. On over here, it is too late, because there is no more chance to get it right: because there is no such thing as purgatory. Someone told me the other day; that they came up with something that the Vatican wanted to hide: there are nine hundred and twenty, I think it is, homosexuals in Vatican city, among the hierarchy. I can believe that. This was supposed to have been on KET. And also it talked about the riches, which was outstanding. I heard Bro. Jackson talk about that one time, because he had the privilege to go there. The Bible talks about the riches of the church world in Revelation chapter 3, where it said I would that you were cold or hot, because you are neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth. In other words, He would vomit them out of His mouth. Because of that, He said, you say you are rich. I never saw so much begging. I looked at a list one time on the internet, of the preachers who had been indicted, or who were up for indictment. It was a list that went on and on. Most of them, if you turn on the television, their name is on that list. Who wants to listen to anything like that? What do they have for us: a people who loves a true revelation of the Word of God? It is a free gift, but it is not for them. The dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works, the books of their deeds. I was asked the question this morning: do you want to leave the water in the baptismal pool or let it out? I told them to leave it in until tonight. I want to give everybody a chance to say yes to the Lord. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. The opportunity is gone for repentance then. Let me say to you: I sat here tonight, as the singing was going on, and my heart felt heavy. It was because I don’t want anyone to miss it. Bro. David North gave a wonderful testimony here three weeks ago on Sunday morning. Then on Tuesday morning he went out to eat with Bro. Matt Toole: He came home to rest, no doubt, but then the Lord took him home. I believe that with all my heart; the Lord took him home. Death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life. There is no mistake there. I cannot make something out of it that is not there. No man writes their name in those books; good or bad. Some may put their name on a church book, but they cannot put their name on that book of life, because it had to be there from the foundation of the world. I am talking from my heart tonight, because I don’t want anyone to miss it. I went over to see Bro. Tim Polston: who was baptized last week. I did not talk long with him. I said, I did not come to preach to you, but I did tell him God was giving him an opportunity. He did not tell me he was going to come Sunday and be baptized, but I left him with tears in his eyes. He had a tender heart. That is what it takes for God to touch a person; a tender heart, and a willingness to surrender to God when He is dealing with you. When you look at it on this side, it looks hard. If you are in the world, it looks hard, but when you enter into it on this side, it is the happiest life there is. The devil points to this side, now look what all you are going to have to give up! When you truly surrender to God; you do not have to give up anything: He takes away the desire for all those sinful habits of the past. What I gave up was not worth having anyway. I had excuses not to go to church, because I liked cowboy shows. They came on every Sunday morning. I am telling you the truth saints: I don’t have anything against cowboys even today; if it is the old time ones. I have no desire to see any of this modern stuff. I saw them advertise something about outer space cowboys, or something, and I just let them fly on by. I have a greater zeal tonight than anything like that can satisfy. The Bible tells me that we press into it. There is pressure that goes along with it, but it is a good pressure, because you know when you enter into something, that He is going to see you through. Either that, or take you home. You might not want to think about that, but Paul did. Paul said, for me to die is gain, but to live is for your benefit. I am not promoting death, because God is going to have a live Church when He comes. He is going to have a living body. One of these days we are going to get so close, He is just going to take us on home. Let us go to Galatians 5:16. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: (See? There is a warfare in there. That is why Ephesians 4 tells us to take the whole armor of God.) and these are contrary the one to the other: (the fleshly desires and the desires of the Spirit) so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. In other words, you cannot do the things you would when you were trying to satisfy the desires of the flesh. The scripture says when you walk in the Spirit, then you are not in the flesh. That is the good part. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness. To me those are dirty words, there is nothing beautiful about them. Who wants to walk in filth like that? Who wants to walk in a way that separates us from a righteous God that has shone mercy and grace to us? Who wants to hear the dirtiness of the world? Almost every commercial on TV is something you would strive not to have any part of. Even if they don’t show anything, they are still talking about it. They don’t have to show nakedness, they just blurt it out and they expect you to like it. I hate to even talk like this tonight, I hate to say it, because I feel I am among saints that have nothing to do with the filthy talk and filthy habits of the world. The devil is shrewd; so in case he has hoodwinked somebody, and got them into the filth of the internet: I say, Get away from it! Don’t let the devil put things like that over you. Maybe you think I should not talk like that, but I have a great desire and a feeling of urgency; to see all the family of God free from all that mess. If God gives us one more chance to be faithful to His Word; let us take that chance and be true to Him. I just read to you out of Revelation 20 awhile ago, about the things that are going on now, and how God is going to take care of this world. Even in the atmosphere that is around us, it is polluted. Not the pollution the government talks about, because they are trying to make a clean world for us to live in, when it will never happen until the Millennium. They talk about global warming. Bro. Jackson said one time, maybe God is just warming it up for the Millennium. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. He had already warned them before He said, as I have told you. Brothers and sisters, these are not good bedfellows. I have no intention of stopping at that; because there is a stop to all of this as we go into the next verses, so notice what it says. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, (What did we talk about in 1st Corinthians, the 13th chapter? Last Sunday I said that is the meat that goes between the bread. The fruit of the Spirit is love…) joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith; Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Of course the laws of the land do not allow people to believe and live by the Word of God anymore, but he is talking about God’s law. Isn’t it good to be free? No matter how much we may deny it; we were once in bondage to the cares of the world, the deceitfulness of riches, the deceitfulness of sin. And they that are Christ’s (or they that are Christ’s children) have (not will be, have been put in a different category,)  crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. He is not making something hard, he is making it something to live by. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. You don’t have to walk around every day with your eyes closed. If you do, you are going to run into something. Be sure you don’t try driving with your eyes closed. I remember one woman; she is not here anymore. Bro. Jackson was pastor then, and I did not want to get ahead of him, but I almost did say something to her. She got up and testified, which she often did, and said; my car is my prayer closet. Then she tells how many times she has had a wreck: somebody ran into her, or she ran into somebody. I almost told her here before everybody, but did not; when you are in your prayer closet, let me know somehow; so I can get off the highway. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. We have to learn to live our lives with our brothers and sisters in mind. It even says that no man lives to himself and no man dies to himself. Think of that brothers and sisters, if you would want to walk in their shoes. Let us go to Ephesians, chapter 5, then on into the 6th chapter. Starting with the 6th verse Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience, Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, (That is what I was preaching on this morning in the 3rd chapter of John. You cannot see the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of God rather, without the new birth. This is what he is talking about here, for ye were sometimes darkness…) but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light. If we do that, we don’t have to worry about somebody sneaking up on us and finding us in some kind of awkward position. I remember one time while working with Bro. Bud down below Corydon; near the Carefree exit: a woman who used to come here: a woman that would speak in tongues and shout a lot, so everybody had a lot of confidence in her. She and her husband started having problems and she left him. She went out a few weeks later and married an alcoholic. Bro. Bud and I were working, so he told me to go to the store and get us something to eat. I walked in that store, and here her car was at the gas pump. I walked on in and saw her, but I acted as though I did not see her; because I did not want to embarrass her. She was wearing tight blue jeans and dressing in that worldly style. You have never seen anyone get out of a store as quick as she did. It is not my intention to expose or embarrass anyone, but all of that shouting, all that speaking in tongues; to me just went out the door. For ye were sometimes in darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord, walk as children of light. For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth; Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. This is our aim, proving by the way we live and the way we walk and the way we conduct ourselves: that we are living and walking in the Spirit. If I went to Bro. Bud’s house, I would not expect to see him outside without a shirt on. I would not expect to see him wearing shorts. I don’t even believe a true son or daughter of God would. Let us conduct ourselves in a way that brings glory to God the Father. Then we are walking in the Spirit, as he is talking about in this scripture: proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. He has already given a list of the things which are the fruit of darkness. I am not jumping on anybody by using these scriptures: I am just trying to help us learn how to live in the presence of one another: as well as when we are alone. He is the same God when we are alone, as He is when we are with our brothers and sisters. He is the same on Monday morning as He is on Sunday night. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. My, what a wonderful Savior! He is not just a Savior: He is a keeper. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. I realize the days that Paul lived in; there was the Roman kingdom. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. So there is a way to know what the will of the Lord is for our lives. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, (Speak to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. A certain song picks me up every once in awhile. We can just say Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! I am determined to hold out to the end. Then turn around and sing, what a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see, when I look upon His face, the One who saved me by His grace. He takes me by the hand, and leads me through the promised land, what a day, glorious day, that will be. Speak to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs…) singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. He is not saying to get out here and make a show of yourself. In your heart, when you are by yourself, praise and worship Him, but do not try to draw attention that way around others. I remember one fellow; when I worked at Ford Motors. He would look around to see how many were looking, then shout out Praise the Lord! There was no rug to get under. Why did that bother me? Later on, (he was a fork lift driver.) He got mad at a man and tried to run over him and kill him. Where was that Praise the Lord spirit then? Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. That is what I preached on this morning. Whatever you do in word or deed, do it in the name of Jesus Christ for the glory of God the Father. Let us go to the 6th chapter now. Paul is getting ready to close his message to the Ephesians. In the 10th verse he said, Finally, my brethren, (Finally my brethren, finally my sisters.) be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. You are not fighting the war by yourself, because he is telling here, Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, (That gets into the flesh. He is not talking about this physical flesh and this physical blood, he is talking about our inner being. I am not wrestling with you.) but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, (They are the instigators. I know I say things about the Senate and Congress, and the president, but it is not their flesh and blood. What it is, is what instigates them; it is the spirit they are listening to.) against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, (He is saying; put on something now. Take off all our fleshly ideas and put on something that is going to protect us from the wiles of the devil: That is the Word of God. Take unto you the whole armor of God…) that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand; (After you have done all you can to stand, then it says…) Stand. Stand! We have a right. They can take your life, but they cannot take your Stand. We have a right to the ground that God gave us, we have a right to the light He has shined in our pathway: through the face of Jesus Christ unto us. I want to go to one more scripture for now, then I am going to stop. 1st John 2, starting with verse 15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. I remember Bro. Branham preaching; and he said, these are three things that get preachers in trouble: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes: what he sees, and the pride of life. Oh so arrogant, they sit like kings. They preach their messages and after they do, then there is only one person I know of that plays golf more than they do, and that is Obama. He has no time to go to the border: That would interfere with his recreational schedule. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. Little children, it is the last time: (he realized it) and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; (I don’t have to comment on that: It is well known.) for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, (For what cause?) that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. That is a big statement, you have an unction from the Holy One and ye know all things. He is keeping us up to date. We are not reading yesterday’s newspaper, so to speak. This is the daily news, good news. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? (That can go into many categories. We can deny Him in water baptism, we can deny Him in many other ways.) He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (That leaves no place for Jesus Being God.) Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (You might say, well I would never deny Christ. We deny Him if we don’t obey Him.) but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. He is not just saying, well I believe in Jesus, to acknowledge Him is to acknowledge Him as your Savior, as your Teacher, as your Friend, as your Mediator. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that He hath promised us, even eternal life. These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: (That is not talking about the ministry, that is talking about these know-it-all college professors.) but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him. And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, (Confidence) and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. If ye know that He is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of Him. God does not make mistakes. It is we mortals that make mistakes, not God. He said it would rain upon the just and upon the unjust. We know the rain can bring forth many things. It brings forth growth. The Bible tells us to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If we do that, we are going to see things happen in our lives that are unexpected. God deals with us according to the way we commit ourselves unto Him. I felt that in dealing with these gifts, it would let each one know that there is a calling upon your life. That is true of all true believers that have had a true salvation experience. We are not just to be wall flowers; we are to be someone God can use in a time like this. If we do not get serious about walking in the will of God; time will pass us by and we will see very little accomplished in our life. I am not talking about growing into a full grown Christian suddenly. I am talking about growth, because growth does not all happen in one day. Your experience with Jesus Christ is the greatest experience that you will ever have in this life. All these other things we are talking about, the gifts and all, are things that come with the Spirit of God. I said already: I have felt like, in this message; I should deal with the ministry because, when we get into some of the gifts, and especially the gifts of healings; and other things, I want to deal with them the way the Word brings them out. It does say the gifts of healing. There were many different ways that Jesus went about the healing He did for people. That makes me think about the man that Bro. Branham prayed for; that could not see. He prayed for that man, and he began to testify to everybody that he was healed. That is what he was told to do. He could not see yet, but he believed, and told everybody he was healed. Finally, three weeks after that, he was sitting in a barber’s chair. The barber kind of made light of it; you say you are healed, and the man still could not see. He told the barber, yes: I am healed. The barber made light of it, but while he was cutting his hair and shaving him, his sight came to him. He jumped up from the chair and ran out of the place, yelling and telling everyone he was healed. The barber was shaving him at the time; so he went running after him with his razor still in his hand. He did not know what he was doing. He was running after him because he had the lather on his face and the apron around him, getting ready to shave him. God does things in various ways and for various reasons. God has a pattern for the way He does things, and sometimes it is not the way we would do it, but what He does is always right. What a mighty God we serve! What He has done before, like the Bible says in Hebrews 13:8, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever. He never changes. Any gift of the Spirit will be something that can edify, just like in Paul’s time. When you read the 12th chapter of 1st Corinthians, where he said, you were carried away with these dumb idols; he was not talking about the gifts, he was talking about the idols they worshiped before believing the Word of God. He was trying to introduce them to the Spirit of God. That is our introduction now, in this hour, introducing us to the Spirit of God, how He desires to work in His body. The true Church is a body, the body of Christ. Everybody is not going to have the same function in the gifts; but each gift will compliment the others. It is not just one facet of the body, but we are put together in our physical body with all kinds of ligaments, nerves and all such. Therefore every part of a body has an important function. Your nerves are important. I am not talking about the nervous system, I am talking about the nerves in your body, because they are telling you when something is wrong. No human mind could have made up something like that. Every part of a body is of a specific design. God knew my parts, and your parts; and made all to function together in harmony. A message like this does not have a beginning and end; because it is about everyday life as a body of believers. Let us now go back into the book of Romans, the 11th chapter, 29th verse. Let us start in the 26th verse And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies, for your sakes: (For the Gentiles’ sakes. They were enemies, because God was not going to deal with Jew and Gentile at the same time. We realize, that in the beginning of the gospel, the hearers were Jews. The apostle Paul turned to the Gentiles when the Jews would not receive the gospel. In 54 A.D. Paul, at Ephesus, said, Acts 13:46-48, Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the Word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, (the Jews) and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the Word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed. I want you to get that: as many as were ordained to eternal life believed. God knew from the foundation of the world; all that would ever believe the gospel and be saved. That is what Paul and Barnabas did, and that is when the Church Ages started. You have an overlap there. That is why, in the end time, as we near the end, there will be a little overlap of the Jews and the Gentile Church. I am talking about Bride people. Bro. Jackson taught this, that there would be a little overlap, so the rapture of the bride would be after the 70th week of Daniel opens up for the purpose of dealing with the Jews . As concerning the gospel, they are enemies, for your sakes…) but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sake. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Of course he was talking of the Jews there. I realize that, but this did not only apply to Gentiles. If God ever called someone, that is one thing, but it is a dangerous thing to take it upon ourselves to minister God’ Word without His call upon us into the ministry. It really is a dangerous thing, for someone to just get in there on their own without His call. You are getting into trouble when you do, getting into the fire. The thing about it is, when I say fire, I am talking about going beyond what God has called you to do, or to be. The gifts and calling of God are without repentance: God does not take it back,; once He has called someone to do something. It says the gifts and calling of God, and some have thought this was the calling upon somebody that had not repented, but it says the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. In other words, God does not ever change His mind. There is a responsibility that lays there. It may be a struggle with some for a time, but it eventually settles down, and that person, or persons, will realize that somewhere up ahead God has a ministry for them. God will not speak to everyone the same way. As I look at the gifts of healing, everybody will not have the same gift in the healing ministry. Some may do it one way, some another way. When you see Paul in his ministry, and then you see Peter’s ministry. Peter walked down the street in Jerusalem, and Just his shadow overshadowing the people caused them to be healed, why? It was not his shadow that caused the healing, it was faith that had built up in the people, to where they believed, if Peter would just walk by, I know I would receive my healing. The woman that was healed by touching the hem of Jesus’ garment as He was going to pray for a certain ruler’s daughter. She was healed by her faith, not some power in His garment. The woman was healed, and it does not even give her name. It did identify the ruler’s daughter, it gives his name, but it does not give her name. This is one of the biggest healings in a way, that happened in Jesus’ ministry, because it was on her part. She had said, if I can just touch the hem of His garment, I know I will be made whole. She stooped to reach the bottom part of His garment because she did not feel she had a right to approach Him. She knew in her heart that something would happen. When we get our lives in the center of God’s will, and especially when the Church gets itself in the center of God’s will, she will soon be gone. I am not talking about that very day or very night. I am talking about when she gets into that certain state of believing: then God is going to withdraw, and that is the scripture I am getting ready to talk about; God is going to withdraw His Spirit from this Gentile world and there will never be another one healed or saved. I know this will not satisfy the denominational world of religion, because they will preach that there will be healing all the way through the tribulation, and that there is salvation then also. That is not right. When Jesus leaves the mercy seat, there will be no more of anything but judgment for unregenerate Gentiles. That is why He has been seated there all these years since His ascension: to show mercy where mercy was sought the right way, in salvation and deliverance from Satan’s clutches. Actually, salvation is deliverance. I was looking at this the other day, and this is the first time I ever looked at it in that way. The denominational world of religion, and especially the Pentecostal’s the world over, always emphasize speaking in tongues. They push that. Preachers feel like they get anointed when they speak in tongues, but that is the tail end of the gifts; and the devil takes advantage of the fact that they place so much importance on it. Tongues is the last one of the gifts Paul spoke about. Healings, miracles, wisdom, knowledge, you can read the 12th chapter of 1st Corinthians. When you do; you will find that tongues actually requires two gifts: the tongues and then the interpretation of what was spoken. First is speaking in tongues, but then the interpretation, which will actually be prophecy when it is of the Holy Ghost. Paul was very sure about what he was talking about. He did not make a mistake when he was talking about this. Please Saints: I am not finding fault with this; I am just clarifying it. Do not even think that I will ever find fault with a gift that is operated by the anointing of the Holy Ghost. Paul said, I would that you all speak in tongues, but rather that you prophesied. He said just speaking in tongues does not edify anyone other than the one speaking: except it be interpreted. The gift of tongues is to be used, but what about the gift of healing? What about the gift of prophecy? What about the gift of miracles? All these are gifts, but he starts out with the gifts like wisdom. That is a gift. Knowledge is a gift. This is all given by the Holy Ghost, by the same Spirit, they are all ministered, every one of them. The thing about it is, people that have a certain gift; any one of them, will be used in these last days of time. What does it say in Joel? Peter picked it up when it was needed. Some might think that was just for the day of Pentecost. If you do, you are wrong. That was after Pentecost; a time when he was preaching, after that time of Pentecost. It might have been the same day; I do not know: but it was after they had the Pentecostal experience. He explains it; after he said this is that. Let us now go to the scripture in 2nd Thessalonians. We live in a time when there are so many voices, and so many opinions; that it is a dangerous time, spiritually; as well as a glorious time, because there are so many voices speaking wrong: These voices are making uncertain sounds. Now I am back on the ministry again. 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 2, Now we beseech you, brethren, (He is not talking to unbelievers, nor make-believers.) by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him, (he is speaking of the rapture there,) That ye be not soon shaken in mind, (by false teachers) or be troubled, neither by spirit, (That is speaking of your mental capabilities, that is not talking about the Spirit of God.) nor by word, (He is talking about listening to strange voices, voices that have nothing to do with the Spirit of God.) nor by letter as from us. As from us. There have always been deceivers lurking around, and this is something they had to deal with constantly. That is what they ran to Jerusalem about; all these people running to Jerusalem, telling about Paul, saying, he is preaching against the Law. We know he was not preaching against the Law. He was just telling them that grace brought an end to trying to keep the letter of the Law. Keeping the Law will not bring salvation to anyone in this grace age. The only way the Law could ever save anyone, was if you could keep every word of it, and nobody ever could do that. At one time the Law served a purpose. You observed days, you observed months, you observed years. You observed the Sabbath. You killed your sacrifices. That was the Law, and that was what the Jewish people were required to do. I remember Bro. Jackson talking about it one time. He said the Jews would get so mad at one another, oh I could just kill that person: But if they did not do it, they had not broken the Law. That made me think, and it will probably make you think too: As long as they did not put their words into action, they were pretty safe. They could think about it, but if they did not do it, they had not broken the Law that says; Thou shalt not kill, but Jesus, when He came along, said, if you have ought against your brother. That changes things. That changes what their thinking was to be like. Under grace; we have a totally different outlook. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first. I mentioned about the falling away of your church bodies, how they used to live, even women that did not go to church knew how to dress decently. I thank God for my spiritual sisters. There are sisters you never have to say another word to concerning clothing. There are brothers that you never have to say anything to about clothing because it is inside them to dress right. When Bro. Bud or I say something, we are not speaking to everybody, because; when the gospel message gets inside us to the point that nothing bothers us in this world, we are not going to change for anybody or anything. You no longer have to get before a mirror and look to see if you are dressed right, you dressed right when you got out of bed. Maybe I should not say this, but if you have a question like, is this too short? Then it is too short. Or it is too tight. We are living in the end time. We are living here at the closing out of Gentile time. I just use this as an example; I do not want you to take it any further than that. I have traveled around the world with Brother Steve and Sister Elsie. We have probably traveled a hundred thousand miles by plane. Never one time was I ashamed of my sister; how she dressed, or my brother and how he dressed. Exampleship in this hour is worth more than what our testimony by speaking ever could be. And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. I just went over verse 7, so let us go to verse 8. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth. With the spirit of his mouth, Revelation 19, says the sword of the Spirit. Just like a breath, that is what it is. I do not want to be on the wrong side. I do not want to be on the other side when they are singing the song, When the Saints go marching in, O Lord I want to be in that number, when the Saints go marching in. When they gather around that throne, I want to be there. There are people listening, I know there are, because they tell me they are. Sis. Doris sings the song, Tell Me His Name Again. They say this happened in Africa, where the song came from. When there was a woman that heard the good news, but she forgot the name Jesus. She forgot the name of the Lord Jesus. It was the first time she had ever heard anything like that. She forgot the name and ran up to somebody and said, Oh tell me His name again, tell me His name again. I also want to hear His name again, from lips that know what they are talking about. This is what excites me. I am excited inside right now, it may not show, but I am. That precious name of the Lord Jesus Christ will deliver you out of a lot of things. When you think that people could go either way, then you see it settle with a steadiness in the heart’s and mind’s of people who have said Yes Lord, Yes Lord. People have said, I have had a lot of trouble with people calling me, talking to me; trying to influence me. Bro. Steve said, I never did have any trouble with that, because they all knew where I stand. We are not teeter-totters, sitting on something, when one time it is up, and another time it is down. I serve a risen Savior, He is in my life today. We know where we are; we do not have to be told . We know where we are; and we know where we are going: because we do not see any change. If you are going to go to work, and you are working outside, you may look at the weather to see what the weather is going to be, but when you are looking at the gospel, you have to be aware that there are winds of doctrines that we have to be aware of. That is how the Bible talks about it, winds, because you never know which way they are going to blow. That is why we everyone must know exactly where we stand spiritually. I was advised in 2008, before our fall meetings, that there were a bunch of preachers coming; that were going to debate me. I said, there will be no debate. There will be no debate about what I preach. Some may say, Well Bro. Allen, maybe you should have listened to them. I did not have anything to listen to, I knew where I was standing, so there was nothing to debate about. I allow only the Spirit of God to show me what to preach. Maybe you think I am just hard headed. You can call it anything you want to, but it was God that called me to preach, and I depend upon Him to let me know what to preach: Not a bunch of preachers that want to come in here and take over everything. That is all behind us now; so I will get back to this other scripture. Let us go to 2nd Corinthians. A few years ago; some time after all this happened, there was a young man that came to me and told me he did not agree with what I had to say. I just let it go. Two weeks later he came back again and said, the way you are preaching is not the way Bro. Jackson preached it. I did not say anything, but I told Bro. Bud that this will not happen again. I did not have time, because he was gone. Let us go to 2nd Corinthians 5:19-20. To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, (An ambassador for Christ, not an ambassador for anyone but Him. Ambassadors for who? Some church? For some system? Or somebody’s thinking? Or from some splinter group of something? No…) as though God did beseech you by us: (Look what it puts the ministry into. We are not representing ourselves.) we pray you in Christ’s stead. Just as though He were here; that is how important the truth is, and how solid the true ministry has to be. If we are preaching by the Spirit of God, it is as though Christ were here in person. That got to me. That one verse speaks more than any man’s words can today or ever could; Enough that I want to read it again. Now we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us, Paul is not talking just about himself. He is talking about the ministry that is called of God, ambassadors for Christ. We pray you in Christ’s stead, or instead of Christ, as though He were standing here with His own instructions. The revelation is not mine. The ministry is not mine. As I said this morning, I am not trying to set myself up on a pedestal where I can come out like the old Catholic priests did, come out and never talk to anybody. The only time he ever did was on Friday night when they came in to confess their sins to him. He used that against them. I remember one person that used to be a Catholic. He is dead now. He went to confession when he was a boy. He told the priest, I don’t have anything to confess, I have not done anything wrong. The priest told him, you go back and think. He went back and thought again. He came back, and by that time the old priest was mad, because he could not think of anything to confess to him. I would rather talk to some clod hopper out somewhere plowing in a field. If you have something to confess, confess it to the Lord, not to some earthly person that may spread it around. I am wondering, just wondering, when this thing begins to shape up, what are those prophecy preachers going to say then: when it is not like they have prophesied? Like I said before; I know they are just like our politicians: they will just change it a little bit and go on changing it until they find themselves in the tribulation. I have been over this in 2nd Corinthians 5:19-20, but like I said before: Paul had to be preaching to more than just the people he was looking at, because there was much carnality in Corinth. To wit, (or witness) that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, (Do you believe there was unity between God and Christ; God and His Son? Jesus said, in the 17th chapter of John, I and my Father are one. That was one in spirit, total unity, in spirit, but there had to be some things happen in Jesus’ life before He could receive the Holy Ghost. He did not receive the Holy Ghost until He had grown into manhood: The Bible says He was about thirty years of age, and when He went to John to be baptized. He had to be baptized in order to fulfill His ministry. Baptism is important. We have to be baptized to fulfill our salvation experience and our purpose in the plan of God. There are no shortcuts in this life we have been called of God to live. We can go back into 2 Corinthians 5:19, and read that again. This is Paul’s writing. To wit, God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. (In other words, when you are forgiven, God does not hold your former life against you. If you have been forgiven of your sins, and you still feel guilty, it is because you are letting the devil play with your mind. In Romans 8:1 we read this:  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” You have to resist that kind of harassment, and get into your Bible and get it settled on what you believe. When you have a scriptural salvation experience; and have the Holy Ghost abiding in you; you have eternal security; and the righteousness of Jesus has been imputed unto you. You could say it like this: I have eternal life, and there is no end to eternal. Turn to Romans 4:20. This was said about Abraham. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what He (God) had promised, He was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” As I said earlier; God does not make mistakes. It is we mortals that make mistakes, not God. He always keeps His Word. He said it would rain upon the just and the unjust. That is why tares conduct themselves the same as the true seed of God do. We know the rain can bring forth many things. It brings forth growth to true seed of God, and it brings forth imitators of the rest. The Bible tells us to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If we do that, we are going to see things happen in our lives that are unexpected. When we are led by the Spirit; we do not know what God will lead us to do as we yield to Him. He deals with us according to the way we commit ourselves unto Him. We know what the Word of God says about salvation, so there is no reason for anyone to allow the enemy of our soul to cause doubt our salvation. Stand fast upon the Word of God, and do not allow doubts. When you have obeyed from your heart the Word of God concerning salvation; just know that you have it. Amen

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The Gifts and Calling of God, Part 5 – 2015, August

The Gifts and Calling of God, Part 5 - 2015, August

Introduction

Rev. James Allen

We are still on the same message, so let me say again, With the voice together shall they sing. This is referring to the God Called Ministry, but as I am talking, I am talking about all of us singing together, We sing together, and when we do, we lift up our voices together, that is the beauty of it, but that is not the nuts and bolts of what he is talking about here. He is talking about watchmen, which always refers to the ministry. for they shall see eye to eye. When all the ministry see the same thing, (He, God) can take a Methodist, a Baptist and a Catholic, and when he gets through, they are all one. Any former division is all licked. I could not tell you what Bro. Phil was before he came to the true revelation of God’s Word. I have heard him tell about his grandfather that he had a lot of respect for, being a Baptist, but that is the blending of the true saints together. Chapter 13, of 1 Corinthians, will blend us. For they shall see eye to eye. When shall that be?) Isaiah 52:8 says,when the Lord shall bring again Zion.” That is right at the end, but it is not talking about waiting until that time to see eye to eye. He is talking about getting differences out of our way. When you look at your brother or sister, reflect back on yourself and let me reflect back on myself. God does not just WANT unity, He is going to have unity. All that will not join in unity, will be cast aside. We all live in this flesh, but Paul said, I am crucified daily. Being crucified daily, refers to putting off, or getting rid of things the Spirit of God convicts us of. Our minds, our thoughts are constantly changing according to the way we obey the Word of God. I gave that illustration last week, the Word is here, the Spirit is here, we need to elevate ourselves to that same plateau by obeying the Word. They shall see eye to eye when the Lord shall bring again Zion, and that is getting close. I see in the Middle East, that there is fighting now around Israel. They have stopped the passages between Jordan and Syria, but when they say that the fighting is so close that you can hear it in Israel, that is getting too close for the Israeli government. I have said this before, but these preachers that are saying the temple can be built on the same ground as the mosque and the Dome of the Rock, are far off base. I cannot be in unity with anything like that, because the Word of God is not in unity with it. I am wondering, just wondering, when this thing begins to shape up, what are these prophecy preachers going to do or say? I know, they are like a politician, they will just change it a little bit and go on changing it until they find themselves in the tribulation. I have been over this, 2nd Corinthians 5:19-20, but like I said last Sunday, Paul had to be preaching to more than just the people he was looking at, because there was much carnality in Corinth. “To wit, (or witness) that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, (Do you believe there was unity between God and Christ, God and His Son? Jesus said, in the 17th chapter of John, I and my Father are one. That was one in spirit, total unity, in spirit, but there had to be some things happen in Jesus’ life before He could receive the Holy Ghost. He did not receive the Holy Ghost when He was twelve years old. Neither did He when He was twenty nine years old. The Bible said He was about thirty years of age, and when He went to John to be baptized. He had to be baptized in order to fulfill His ministry. We have to be baptized to fulfill our salvation experience and purpose in the plan of God. There are no shortcuts in this life we have been called into. We read in 2 Corinthians 5:19, “To wit, God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” (In other words, when you are forgiven, God does not hold your former life against you. If you have been forgiven of your sins, and you still feel guilty, you are letting the devil do that to you. Not imputing your former sins unto you, is what makes it so good to be able to sleep at night, and to be able at times, just to worship God and rejoice. When Bro. Bud was talking this morning, about the eagle, while he talked about that, I had tears in my eyes. I just thought, that is so real. God is a great eagle watching over His flock.) and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” So what God was, was in Christ, and what Christ was, was placed into the Church. Do you get the picture? Everything that Christ was, He desires, and purposes it to be in His body. The head makes the decision for the rest of the body, but the head without the body would not be complete. So Jesus Christ’s Church is not complete without a body. Now we are the body of Christ. Now we are ambassadors. What are we representing? We are representing Him in our actions and our motives and our decisions. If I go anywhere, I am an ambassador for Christ, but I am also telling what I believe this church of Faith Assembly is. Young people, listen to me today, the Bible says desire spiritual gifts. Desire them. I guess I have had more input from young people during this message than I have any other message I have been on. I know the difference. They have made themselves more acceptable. From the testimonies and things I have received, I know it is affecting people. It is not me. I am not the message, I am just the messenger. I am just a mouthpiece for what God wants to do among us, not me only, it is a ministry. There is a message here, that we have to be willing to receive. I desire to see God work in the lives of His people; and I know these things are for you. We do not want to go too far on chapter 12, nor do we want to go too far on chapter 14, we want to get in the middle where the meat is, which is chapter 13. Without the love of God which is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, all else is in vain. “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: (See the importance of it, the importance of the message? It is the same thing as if God did beseech you. If I am standing here speaking in the Spirit of Christ, as He would desire to speak, it is the same thing as if He were here speaking it. That is not making me anything, as I said awhile ago, I am just a mouthpiece. You are the important ones; because you are the ones to receive it. You are the recipients. Would you not rather have Him than that little push button thing you carry around? Well, I have to talk to my friends. What about Him, the most important friend anyone could ever have? I would rather have Him as a friend. I like friendship as much as anyone: I like my brothers and sisters, I don’t just like my brothers and sisters: I love my brothers and sisters. I am not like these TV preachers: I cannot start on a message just because somebody wants to hear a certain thing. They get up in the mornings and test the wind, what is the wind of doctrine today? They get every wind of doctrine. Remember what we just read: As though God did beseech you by us. That gets personal. It is personal enough, that I am absolutely not going to be leading anybody astray. As He is, so are we. He is the head and we are the body. We are the heart, the lungs, and all those things inside, that make the outside look better, but what is inside is what causes life. David said, I was wonderfully made. When we look at it, God said in chapter 1 of Genesis, we were made in the image of God. That does not refer to our body: God is a Spirit. Some people do not understand that. They cannot understand that God is a Sovereign Spirit; and that He did all these things we read about in the Bible. He was not a human being, because a human being would be limited. In the Millennium, it talks about Jesus being the head of all the earth, but that is just the earth, God is still in heaven, ruling. I laugh at these smart, dumb scientists, we are going to Mars in 2030, or 2040. I say to them, You are so dumb. It will be us in those heavenly places, not them, and we do not have to built a platform, except for the Word of God. We are going to launch on the Word of God. That is our launching pad.) we pray you in Christ’s stead, (I beg you in Christ’s stead.) be ye reconciled to God.” Paul, when he preached the message in the 2nd chapter, he said I would like to talk to you about heavenly things and all, but you are carnal. When you should be eating the inside of the sandwich, you are still drinking milk. He was not just speaking necessarily to them, he was speaking to us as well. We are going to be the finished product. If we are going to be the finished product, it takes the message in order to prepare us. Don’t you think that I am getting something out of what I am saying? Much of it comes while I am preaching to you, and I am enjoying every minute of it, not necessarily what I am saying, but what He is doing inside of me concerning this. Do you get the picture? If I need to explain it three times, I will. I want all of us to grow together, because in Matthew 13, thirty, sixty, and a hundred fold were all growing together. Some people cannot understand, why their friend cannot get it. Why can my loved one not get it? Jesus said, I speak in parables that they may not understand, because they have ears, but not ears to hear, or to understand. He has amplified, you know what it is to amplify something. He has amplified the message of the hour for our hearing. The gifts of the Spirit, what does it say? Gifts, something I did not have, something the Methodist Church could not give me. I am glad I had already been called to preach before I got into this message of true revelation. Why do I say that? So that nobody can say it was because of Bro. Branham, or because of Bro. Jackson, no, it was because of God. That is not lessening what I have received of them, I have gone over that. Some people think when they read or hear what Bro. Branham said, they are discouraged because of the way he spoke. I guess I have that inbred in me, being where I am from, I have no trouble. I know that we are fifty years down the road. Some people do not realize that. Some people do not even believe it is 1977 yet. Some people do not believe it is 2004 ½ yet. They keep moving the calendar, but that does not work. What has come and gone, is just exactly that. You cannot change it. I am not mad at you who want to stop, but I am going to keep going. I am not mad at Bro. Branham because of what he preached. I am not mad at Bro. Jackson because of what he preached. In their day and hour, it was not yet time for some of what I now preach. The thing about it is, God is completing a picture, not because of me, not because of some other preacher, but because of His own great plan, and because Revelation 4 expresses it as a flying eagle, not one on a perch. That is talking of you, where it speaks of the eagles gathered together, I am flying with eagles. I am glad of that. Just to see one of those eagles from a mile away, how it knows exactly when that certain fish is going to hit the surface. It comes down, swoops down all that distance, at a hundred and fifty or two hundred mile an hour speed, it swoops down with one talon. If that talon got hold of your arm it would break it. Listen to what I say, take what I mean, don’t take what you think I mean. The eagles are eating up to date. If you think we are not to go on and get further along, get on your knees.  Romans 12, says the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. We beseech you in Christ’s stead, He is not here in person. In the 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians, and what it says in the 12th chapter and the 14th chapter, this is up to date stuff. In the last days, your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams. Some people say, well that is all they can do. No, that is just showing that both will mix with both of them. Go back to the 4th chapter of 1st Corinthians. Verse 1, “Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.” I would not suggest anybody should start preaching just because somebody said they should. I say you ought not, because somebody said so, but if God has put a calling in your life, you will not get away from that until you submit to it. That goes for gifts too. If God has a gift for your life, you seek the Lord for it and use that gift for the right purpose. Remember that a gift of the Spirit, is a gift, something you did not have. It was something that was there at the beginning, but God had to fertilize it. Just like the calling, as I have been on, the gifts and calling of God, you had to be called. Otherwise, if God had not called me, I would have been somewhere spitting tobacco juice or smoking a cigarette, but most likely I would be six foot under. I remember when I was in the Methodist Church, those churches always had two doors. I found out what those two doors were for the last place I pastored. I would always stand at the door and shake hands with people as they went out, as they would go through this one door. Of course I was in a tobacco area. I had read a little article in the Methodist paper, I thought, I am going to say something about it, sometimes we become fools for Christ. I preached after I had read that article, smoking may not keep me out of heaven, but I will go there with a bitter taste in my mouth. That was all I said about it. This friend of mine, when I said that is why the two doors were there, he did not go through my door, and he had been a friend of mine. He went out the other door. He went out there, and a man that was a lost sinner, said, what did you think about what he said about cigarettes. That man said, if I had been preaching, I would have preached the same thing. A man that was not even a Christian, said I would have had to preach the same thing. So the other man wound up quitting for three months. You know, the scripture, in the 13th chapter of Matthew, that talks about how some fall by the wayside, birds get to feast on them. There is a field between here and Jeffersonville, that has a pond there. The geese get in there. When they plant soy beans, around that pond in that area, the geese have every bit of it as soon as they plant it. The birds come and get it. Others fall among thorns in this parable, which speaks of cares of this life, and the deceitfulness of riches choking it. It is easy to get into that state. When we begin to care for someone’s feelings, like, when I preached last Sunday concerning church order and all, I knew why part of it was put in there, because those deacons, and please do not think I am saying anything against our deacons of Faith Assembly, I appreciate my brothers, but those deacons down there at the Tabernacle ran the show. One came to me and said, well, I talked to Bro. Branham and told him, to hear these people speak in tongues and all, half of it never comes to pass, and if I bring my Methodist family here, and somebody speaks in tongues, that just runs them off. You poor miserable creature, that would think like that. No doubt they died thinking that. That is against the Word of God. They just all huddled around and got to Bro. Branham. I said the other day, according to Sis. Hattie Wright, Bro. Branham had called her and said he was coming back to take church order out of the Tabernacle, and he was killed on his way back there. One brother told me this morning, he knew Bro. Wright, and said he told him many times, Bro. Branham was coming back to take church order out. Do you think they are going to believe anything like that? They were the ones that wanted it. God will give us what we want, but is it always truth? I am going back to the 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians. As I read there, we are stewards of the mysteries of Christ. If we are stewards, we are responsible. There is a responsibility upon the ministry that is not upon you. “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, (People have cheapened that to make it look like it is something like building hospitals, or giving to some organization. That is not what charity is. In the scripture, charity is love, the love of God that is shown to us through Jesus Christ, through His death, burial, and resurrection, and the Holy Ghost coming back to dwell within us. Without that love…) I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” He is saying, if that is all we have got, which my message is the gifts and calling of God are without repentance, if this is all we have got is the gift, it is nothing. It is a gift of God, but that alone is not going to help us, because we have to have it operating with love. That is why I said it is the meat between the bread. Listen to me. All of you, listen to me, here, as well as in other countries, other lands, other states, or wherever. Love worketh no ill to his neighbor. During a time like this, with the loss of our loved one (Bro. David North) I have had young people come and tell me they loved me: I know what that means, it is not vulgar. I know the difference. “And though I have the gift of prophecy, (See? He is measuring it out.) and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge.” I know you all have the same thought, we want to go home, I am illustrating, sit down by that river. I know it is a spiritual river, that was spiritual water that Bro. David saw, that he told us about last Sunday. It will not get you wet like water will, so to speak, it represents annointing, but if you get into it, it will bathe you and me and we will feel the refreshing. How many want to be refreshed? Thank God for Christ, that one day He came, which had been promised. He came. Very few expect Him, but He is coming again, and we are expecting Him. We know He is coming again, because He promised. That promise He gave, that He would send the Holy Ghost, we are witnesses of it here. Glory to God. Thank God for Christ. If I am going to be an ambassador, I want to be a good one. If I am going to be a steward, I want to take care of that promise, that is what it is all about. It talks about the gifts that are less seen. We do not always see helps, but they are in our midst. We do not always see governments, but they are in place. It is happening. I remember the preacher, you all know about it, grabbed some woman by the arm and would start them around the church, on and on, getting them excited. That is not what we want. I am not against running, I am not against dancing, but I am against self willed stuff that is not by inspiration of the Spirit of God. This message is too important to allow vulgarity. I am talking about what Paul said, let everything be done decently and in order. If it is not decent, then it is vulgarity. He saw it all. I have never seen half as much as Paul saw. Don’t you love Him today? Worship Him! Praise His name, He is wonderful, and worthy to be praised. To be continued after the Godhead message.

THE GIFTS AND CALLING OF GOD ARE WITHOUT REPENTANCE

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I appreciate the Lord, He is so good to us to give us light in this dark hour of time, because He said, that we are children of light. We are not of the darkness, we are not of the night. We have a privilege and opportunity to be able to see the hand of God work in our lives. That is what this message on the gifts is all about, for God’s working in the midst of His people. We have five fingers on each hand, all of them are necessary. The gifts are necessary to the body of Christ: the same as the ministry is necessary, because we are living in the day and hour when perfection is coming about. We are living to be the proof of that. As Bro. Bud read Thursday night in Matthew 13, we are going to shine. We are going to shine before we leave this world. It is not something that is going to catch on throughout this world, but still before the Bride leaves here, somebody is going to know that God has a people, that God has a family. As we see unity come about, then we will see each one is doing their part in that body. Whatever the gift is, whatever the calling is, I believe we are going to see something soon, sooner than some may think. It is not going to be something for the world. It is not going to be something the church world would receive, because they don’t even receive baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. If we do not see that and accept it, then the rest of it is darkness to us. Paul, when he preached before Agrippa, he said these things were not done in a corner. He knew it was not to be a secret. I am responsible for truth, but I am not responsible for who hears it. That responsibility goes into God’s hand and it goes all the way back to creation, before creation. God had this all planned out before there was a twinkling little star. That is amazing. You might ask, did He see me? Absolutely. I am talking about you. He saw our reaction to truth, to the message He was presenting. Jesus said all that the Father hath given me will come. Then He said that none would be lost. God is not waiting for the final out to see who makes it. This is not a nine inning game, nor is it just until the whistle blows. It is until the trumpet blows. Just before us, you people who are here, I feel most of you are going to be living when that trumpet blows. That is the final roundup. Just to know that I was in His knowledge, a worm of the dust. In my eyes I am not much, but in God’s eyes, He sees something more. He sees something in you, and in me that the world does not see. Well I just sit here in Faith Assembly, I don’t have anything to do, I don’t say much, but the thing about it is, you are here and you are important. It is kind of like it was with King David. When the prophet came to David, or rather when he came to Jesse, he began to point out the reason he was there. You have a son that I am going to anoint king. Let us start at the eldest. He brings the eldest in. No. The next, the next, it comes on down to seven of them. The Spirit of the Lord was not on any of them. Don’t you have another one? I have one out tending the sheep. He was just a young fellow. Bring him in. Here he comes in before the prophet. I am illustrating. All backward, kind of red haired, ruddy, with a face about the same color of his hair. He was standing before the prophet of God. This is something he had not done before. This was worse than killing the lion and bear. He is standing before the prophet of God. Back then, they had respect. Here came David. Samuel has the horn of oil, bring him to me. David tip-toed up to him, after all; this is the prophet of God. As I said awhile ago, they had respect. He pours that oil on him and from that time on, the Spirit of God was upon him. If you are ever anointed for a purpose, give in to it. Don’t shun your responsibility, because you will pay the a price if you do. As I said awhile ago, there is going to be some surprises around Faith Assembly. I will leave that at that. I have scriptures here, that I have not gotten to. Let us go to 1st John 2. I may skip back and forth a little bit, but this is the way I have it copied down. Starting with verse 3. “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep His commandments.” Is he talking about the ten commandments? Absolutely not. John had already gotten beyond that point. You can keep every commandment, it is not going to help you. The Seven Day Adventists, they say, if you don’t keep Saturday, then Sunday is the mark of the beast. That is so shallow you could not even wade into it. “He that said, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (Now listen to what he said. This is the answer to it all in the next verse.) But whoso keepeth His word, (That is what he is talking about.) in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.” That is not an impossibility, or why would he say it? If it is an impossibility, why would he say it? Bro. Branham said one time, if I am ever permitted to get old, I don’t want to be an old grouch. He said I have seen men; when they get old, they are old grouches. “Brethren, (Now he is talking to us for sure, brethren or sisters.) I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the Word which ye have heard from the beginning.” He puts emphasis upon the Word. John here, was in his upper 80’s, he was not a young man. This was around 90 A.D. He certainly was not a young man, but listen to his expression. He still had that love of God inside him. “Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in Him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.” He is talking about in the olden days under the old covenant. As far as the will of God was concerned, it was unseen. They just got up in the morning, looked at their doorpost every day. Thou shalt not. Paul put it this way, the only commandment with promise is children obey your parents that your days may be long on the earth. “He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, (Well, I like them a little bit. You know the Bible says not to hate our brothers and sisters, so I like them that much. Like I said before, Bro. Branham said the love of God will make a tuxedo hug bib overalls. He was talking about people that could not afford anything but bib overalls, then others that had the tuxedo. Then he said a certain thing that has been hard for me, he said that you can chew one another’s chewing gum. That is fine with me if you chew it after me. He that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.He loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. True saints of God must love one another: That is a command. This is not a suggestion book. America, the United States, they brought the nation back together. It was divided, when they brought it back together, there were some of them that still hold hate today between the north and the south. Why can they not, as the old Indians used to say, bury the hatchet? When the Bible tells us to love our neighbor as our self, that is getting down to the nitty-gritty in our lives. He says he that hateth his brother…) is in darkness, even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in light, (That is a good illustration, from darkness to light.) and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.” In other words, what he is saying is, you don’t happen up on something suddenly that a brother or sister would come to you and want something of you. Well I don’t know about that. That is talking about the inside, I don’t know about that. Or take on the other side and say, that is a brother, because the Bible says to love your brother. I am saying to all ofyou; open up your heart. “But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, (Don’t’ jump on me, jump on the apostle John, and I will take up for John. John and I stand side by side on this.) and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, (There are people that are blind that have to memorize how many steps they take to a certain place, whether it be in the home or wherever it is. But right now, if I should close my eyes where I could not see, I would not know when I come to the edge unless I shuffle my feet along, because I am used to light. Those who are blind have had to get used to the steps they take. I am not speaking against blind people. Because somebody is blind, it does not mean they are walking in darkness. He that walks in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goes is…) because that darkness hath blinded his eyes. I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.” I say unto you tonight, little children, your sins are forgiven, confess them, get them under the blood and they won’t ever be remembered against you again. I now want to go to Jude, the 17th verse. “But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. But ye, beloved (but you. People used to say ye, but it really means you.) building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” A gift there. We were at Sister Carmen’s house; they were going to the cemetery to see where they would bury Bro. David. She came in and met us, all she could do was groan. It made me think of that scripture. There are things that cannot be uttered. We can get so troubled sometimes that our words do not fit. All you can do is groan, thinking about things. It is then; that the Holy Ghost comes in and says I will bear this for you. Jesus said come unto me all ye that labor and are heaven laden and I will give you rest in your souls. That is the Holy Ghost speaking. Jesus sent another Comforter. He was a Comforter to those apostles. He said another Comforter will I give unto you, be not troubled, be not afraid. The thing about it is, when the burdens get so heavy; and the load is so heavy we cannot bear it, then He comes along to lighten it. Peace in the time of trouble. Verse 21 says, “Keep yourselves (Well I thought God kept me. He will if we do our part. Keep yourselves…) in the love of God, (Don’t let it slip, don’t let it pass by you. Just keep on plugging. They used to talk about the old Model A. It would do seventy five down hill and thirty five up hill. But it just chugged along and got the job done. They said as it goes up a hill it was, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. Get to the top, I knew it could, I knew I could, I knew I could. Sometimes we are like that Model A. Did you ever get to the place that you sought an answer, and you did not get an answer. You sought comfort, but it seemed as if it was far away. What he is saying here is, keep yourselves in the love of God, don’t let anything sway you. Every day is not the same. There are times that at the moment, there are things that happen in our lives that is as bad as death. Always remember though; there is a Comforter. These things do not last forever. I am trying to talk where we live. We are not out of the body yet. We have not graduated; we are still in this pest house. Keep yourselves in the love of God…) looking for the mercy (See? The first thing you do is keep yourself in the love of God, then look for the mercy) of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” Just another grade to climb. One trial comes, we get over that, then another one comes, we get over that, one of these days we will be over the last one. Don’t you think we who minister to you have trials? No, I slip through every day like greased lightning. Do you believe that? I don’t. “And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; (James said something like that also. I don’t want to see my brother or sister burned. That is what he is talking about.) hating even the garment (The garment is what Revelation 19 speaks of, but it is our final one. I get beside myself sometimes. I get a little loud or a little low, but I tell you one thing, I don’t memorize these things. You cannot memorize the Spirit of God. It has got to be that unction within. Hating even the garment…) spotted by the flesh.” Get out of the way flesh, because I want a clean garment, a white garment, the white robe of righteousness. You say, but that is an impossibility. Why is it written? It was written for our learning. “Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, (What a promise.) and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy.” That is where we are headed, young and old. You are headed before His presence. We will walk in the light, the beautiful light, shine where the dew drops of mercy are bright. Shine all around us by day and by night, Jesus the Light of the world. Don’t you feel His presence tonight? To present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. My, there will not be a person resurrected, nor a person raptured without joy. Joy unspeakable and full of glory. What a day that will be, when my Savior I shall see. When we look upon His face, the One that saved us by His grace, what a day! As it says, He will take us by the hand and lead us through that promised land. Now we see through a glass darkly, but then, face to face. The mirror is no longer there, it is not a mirror, it is a face to face recognition. “To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” How each one of these men that were filled with the Holy Ghost could preach the same message, they did not have a New Testament to go by. They had a life that had been presented unto them, a life that was put inside them that is going to help them, as the Bible says, to speak the same thing. As I preached this morning, eye to eye shall they sing together. Let us go to 1st Peter 3:8-17. “Finally, (After he had said all these other things, he said finally. In other words, this is the sum of it all.) be ye all of one mind, (I believe we are getting there. I see everybody that is paying attention.) having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.” Hi brother, hi sister, nice day isn’t it? I am going to be careful not to walk up to somebody and say, hi brother, this has been a bad day. He might think, where did this come from, this was not the day I had: You are trying to make it that way for me. “Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing: knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.” I want the blessing. I am going to be courteous to you because I want something out of this also. I want something out of this fellowship when I speak to you and you speak to me. “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, (Sometimes people say too much; just zip it up.) and his lips that they speak no guile. Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. (Follow after it, or get a hold of it.) For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, (That is over you, even when you are on the job. When I was on my job, I did not say anything back, but I always knew when somebody spoke a bad word or a curse word, it did not cause me to.) and his ears are open unto their prayers: (He hears. It may seem like He is a million miles away, but He is not.) but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye: (You say, I am trying to get that way. There are some things you just have to grow into. The Bible said to grow in grace. People come to me often and say something about what somebody has said, but I have not gone out to cause trouble. If the Word of God causes trouble, I will stand by the Word.) and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.” There are more scriptures, but I want to read one more in 1st Peter 4, starting in verse 7. “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity (love) among yourselves: (That is the sandwich meat between the two pieces of bread. You can add whatever you want to, to that, if it was in the natural you could add tomatoes, lettuce, or onions. Regardless of what you add, it is the meat that sustains you.) for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.” That is what that love of God will do. I want it; I want it to cover all my sins. I am not talking about daily sinning because there are past things that people need to get over. The devil is a reminder. He will beat you up, ifyou let him. Talk about Mike Tyson biting off an ear, the devil will bite off both, if you let him. “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; (That is our duty.) that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye, for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.” Busybody in other men’s matters, It does not list that with very good company, does it? “Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment (I meant to express something on that, but I will not take the time tonight.) must begin at the house of God: (It must begin at the house of God. That deserves some expression, but I will get into it some other time.) and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? (That is not talking about the world, that is talking about people that know better.) And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” That is plain talk, and it is speaking to believers.

THE GIFTS AND CALLING OF GOD ARE WITHOUT REPENTANCE

7-6-14 AM

It is good to see everyone this morning. I want to thank the brother and sister that let the Lord use them this morning, because, as the gifts have been ministered to the body, I did not encourage it to pump up people, and cause someone to do something without having a gift for it, but those that do have the gifts, I want to encourage them, because of the hour we are living in. I have some important things to say this morning; so I want to get into those things at this time. I know; last Sunday night I had read one place, or started to, in 1st Peter chapter 4, starting in verse 7. I want to go back there noow; because there is no way I could do it justice with just a few minutes of time. We are living in such an hour, that the only thing it can be, is the coming of the Lord: It is right before us. God is giving us understanding of the hour we are living in and the time and purpose we have. I want to honor that. I know it speaks in the scripture of something I have not yet gone over, which is 1st Corinthians 9, but you do not have to go there yet, to verses 6 thru 18. Paul said woe is me if I preach not the gospel. I don’t want that woe put upon me, because it is too important to the gospel. We find that in Ezekiel chapter 3 and chapter 33, where he is speaking of being a watchman; the watchman on the wall. It is important that we be led of the Lord into the things we say, and that we know where to apply them. I have other scriptures I have been into, that I want to refer to in this. I hope to get to a certain point this morning. That is why I am getting into the scripture as early as I am. I always feel for that anointing before I work my way into very much of the Word, because without the anointing, it is just words. We know there is an anointing for the ministry if they wait on it. I want to start in verse 7, of the 4th chapter. “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.” He is very adamant on what he is talking about. “And above all things have fervent charity (meaning love.That is a word we have emphasized, at least spent one message on, found in the 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians.) among yourselves: (That is not talking about the world, it says among yourselves.) for charity (true love)shall cover the multitude of sins.” That love of God will cover a multitude of sins. When he is talking about that, he is talking about certain things, about grudges, different things of the flesh that we would hold one toward another. He said among yourselves, that would be desiring certain things of another, or lusts, whatever it would be, whatever it would pertain to.) Use hospitality one to another without grudging.” He said use it, it is there. All we have to do is use it. The thing about using it, is that it don’t wear out. It is not like a used car. “As every man hath received the gift, (The gift of the Holy Ghost.) even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” A steward is someone that keeps someone else’s treasures, and they are treasures, the treasures of the Word of God. We are not here to promote ourselves or to promote good speech, or to refine words. I remember a Methodist preacher; when I was in the Methodist church. It was said, that you had to have a dictionary to follow him; because he could not speak with the common man’s language. “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: (We cannot go beyond the ability that God has given us without getting into trouble. There is a stopping place. We do not everyone have the same ability. If I got out here, (I am not saying that I will never do this, because I may sometime.) and run the aisles and stomped the floor, that is not in me to do so in ministering, but I am not saying anything about somebody else that does that. We are everyone answerable to God for what we do; or maybe refuse to do. What I am really talking about, is that we everyone are responsible for finding our own level of behavior in ministering the Word of God. My level is not the same level as Bro. Bud’s. I am not trying to copy Bro. Bud, and I am not trying to copy Brother Jackson; though I am accused of it. No doubt; Brother Jackson was accused of trying to copy Brother Branham. I will say this; whenever I heard the Word of God from either of them, I heard it different. It was not a different message, but it was a different presentation, a different thing within them, of how they presented truth. Both of them were loyal to the Word.) that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.” What we go through, most of the world goes through, but they do not give glory to God, and enjoy the benefits of trusting God for His provision. It is just a burden to them, but a stepping stone for a true saint. It is just something that is in their way, but notice what Paul says about it. “But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” When His glory is revealed, that is when you are going to be revealed. “If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; (Is it a bad thing for people to talk about you because you go to Faith Assembly, down there at that place where many walked away from truth? I don’t feel that way, but there are a lot of people that feel that way. They say Brother Bud and I are just two ministers that had an ambition before Bro. Jackson died; that we could hardly wait. I say, You who believe that are stupid.) for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.” That does not put anyone who falls nto that category with very good company. “Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God.” That is where I got to Sunday. That is where I stopped, because it was about five minute until tje time when I usually stop when I got there, so I was not going to go into Judgment must begin at the house of God,when I did not have time to deal with it. Of course they say Bro. Jackson called this the Jerusalem of this day. He called this church the Jerusalem of this day: He also called it the lighthouse where true revelation is preached. There are those who say the lighthouse is anywhere, out in a field. No, brothers and sisters; this is the area where God’s visitation has rested. It started out down on the bank of the Ohio River. That is when the expression of the Angel of the Lord in 1933, as the light came down over the river, after the 17th person had been baptized, and said to Bro. Branham, As John the Baptist forerun the first coming of Christ, you will have a message that will forerun the second coming. Therefore I understand this morning; that we just go so far with this being a lighthouse. I understand that; and trust that all of you do. We cannot just fool around with that: It has got to be something inside of us. It has got to be a message inside us; that can, without criticizing, defeat that spirit of criticism. God has given us a message that we carry forward to all who will receive it. What message do you fault-finders have? I have not heard it. It has been said y some, that we do not have enough preachers for seven thunders. Well I confess right now, that I do not have any preachers. The Spirit of a Mighty God is what will send forth those seven Thunders. I do not have to know who they are. I will say this though; do not ever cut God short; because He will fool you every time. It said that judgement must begin at the house of God. In other words, this is where it is all started. I am not talking about just here, I am talking about here, there, and in other places where preachers are preaching the true revelation of the Word of God. I just read; where we are doers of the mysteries of God, it tells in 2nd Corinthians chapter 4, and in chapter 5 we are ambassadors. A steward is someone close by, an ambassador is somebody that carries the message some place else. It is the same message. It is the same truth. “And if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” My, where is disobedience, where does it come in? If you walk away, you are in disobedience. Where does that judgment end? God, this morning, is looking down on each one of us to carry a truth. When we depart this place, we are still carriers. “And if the righteous scarcely be saved, (In other words, the righteous will be saved, but it says that they scarcely be saved, that takes out the world. That takes out evil, evil thoughts, desires. This world will rob you. It will rob me of the blessings of God. This vessel that the Holy Ghost is in, I am responsible for that vessel. I am not responsible for your vessel, you are not responsible for my vessel. We have our own responsibility for the life that we live.The Bible says, if we would judge ourselves, then we should not be judged. I could go over into the 3rd chapter of the book of James and talk about the tongue. I am not ready to do that. The Bible says it is unruly, evil. This is the gospel, this is not something I am pulling out that does not belong in the message. If the righteous scarcely be saved…) where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?” There are two different categories there, the ungodly and the sinner. That is that man that has never made a profession and that man that has made a profession, or a woman. Ungodly, where shall they appear? It is not good. “Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well-doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” Now I want to go to a very familiar scripture, Acts 2:38. I will start in verse 37. This is the first message Peter ever preached. I wish we had some way to transfer that to us. You may say, well I would have liked to have been there. If you had been there, you would be dead now. In order to have been there, you as a Gentile, you would have had to have been a proselyte, because there were a few proselytes there. I have some pointers here I want to use. “Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Here comes the key that Jesus has given to Peter. Like I said, this is Peter’s first message. It was something else. He goes back in the scriptures, back in the book of Joel, brings that in, which is prevalent for the time we are living in. He said, before the great and dreadful day of the Lord’s coming, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall be turned to blood. That is today, the hour we are living in, because there are two things there, before the great and then the dreadful. “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” There are three things there that are demanded. We always look at the Holy Ghost in that. But this is the final result of what he is talking about. First of all there must be conviction of sins. The Word of God will bring that conviction. He said, repent, that is being sorry for the life you have lived. He does not leave anyone out; he said every one of you. Be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. I want to talk to you, young people. Some of you come up often for salvation. That is not necessary. If you are seeking salvation, repent of your sins, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. You can be saved anywhere you may be: just repent and commit your life to God. Then the Holy Ghost will come, but there is a misunderstanding about that because, when you have repented and been baptized, then that is the time you go to God and seek Him for the Holy Ghost, because you are already sorry for your sins. When you are baptized, your sins are remitted. You are a candidate for the Holy Ghost. Do you understand what I am saying? Do not ever degrade the grace of God. Don’t make salvation look like a cheap thing. The thing about it is; if we do not follow these instructions to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, there is no way we can get into that body of believers. We may be a part of being in Faith Assembly, but we are not a part of the body of Christ, and if we are not a part of that body, we will never make it. Some may say, you are too hard. I am no harder than Peter was that day. I am giving you the Word of God; not my ideas. I am sure Peter got excited that day. I am also sure they were excited when they came out of that upper room. The Holy Ghost had refreshed them, they were fresh on the Holy Ghost. I am not hollering like this because I am mad: I am hollering because I am excited and glad for this precious Word of God. These things I am talking about are necessary for all who would be a part of this body of Christ. These preachers that get on television and say, all you have to do is repeat after me; now you have the Holy Ghost. That is not true. All you have to do to know that is not right, is study your Bible. I read in chapter 10 of Acts where they received the Holy Ghost before they were baptized, the thing about it is, Peter and all the rest of them needed some kind of evidence that they had what they had. There was a reason for it, but that is not the scriptural pattern we must go by. Chapter 19 of Acts says Paul went to Ephesus. When he got to Ephesus he found twelve men; which were referred to as certain disciples. He said to them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. Then he asked them, how were you baptized? When he realized they did not have the Holy Ghost, he asked them, how were you baptized? Their answer was; unto John’s baptism. He went on to express about John being a great man and everything, but he went ahead and said John truly baptized in water unto repentance, but you need to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. When they did that, he laid hands on them and they received the Holy Ghost. Brothers and sisters, do not cheat on the grace of God. You repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. When you repent and are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, then that takes care of the sin deeds that you have done in this body of flesh away. The blood of Jesus Christ takes care of your old sins that you have committed and that which you were born with. You were born in sin and shapen in iniquity. I was too. Are you beginning to understand this? Young people, the Holy Ghost is something you definitely need to be in the bride of Christ, but if you have repented and been baptized, you are a candidate to receive the Holy Ghost. You must seek God for that. I remember Bro. Jerry Mattox talking about his testimony. He was saved. He came here one night and sat back there three or four rows up. He did not go up front for prayer, but right there in his seat, he received something. It is not where you are: It is where your heart is. Everyone must have their own experience. Not everyone receives the Holy Ghost the same way.That experience makes some people run, it makes some people shout, it makes some people jump up and down, but I remember when David North came to church that night; I don’t know if he had been here before, but it was when that great move of the Lord was on: he came up to the altar and fell right there and laid there for two hours, just like a dead man. He could not get up. I remember, in a little Methodist Church; I had heard this message, and it was real to me. I was standing before the pulpit of that Methodist Church when the Spirit of God got hold of me; I spun around, and there was nothing I could do about it, and I fell right into a bench. You don’t have to get it that way, just get it however God chooses to give it to you; but, Get it! It may come to you easy, you may not shout, you may not move a limb, just praise the Lord and here it comes, tears maay fall from your eyes and you say, thank you Lord. Don’t let the devil beat you up: You do not have to have anyone else’s experience, but when you receive your experience, you will know what it is; you will not have to be told that you have the Holy Ghost. I don’t care how you get it: just get it! Is that plain enough? I cannot make it any plainer than that. If you don’t repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, you are not a part of the body of Christ:no matter what kind of feelings you may experience. God’s way is the only acceptable way into His family. Well I know a lot of good people that have never had that experience. I do too, but what about the scripture? What are we going to do about that? Are we going to be allowed to devise our own way getting into this body Of Jesus Christ? David said, “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.” Brother Branham said it like this, before a fish could ever be, there had to be water. Before a fish could ever have a fin, there had to be water. I go down the road, and every once in awhile I see where a buzzard has been run over, simply because it did not know to pull the carcase out of the road before making a meal of it. But an eagle, when they kill, they take it with them; because they are going to feast on that thing until it is all gone. We are not buzzards, we are eagles. I want to go to Matthew 22, verse 1. “And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, (Remember, this is a parable. Do not try to make it literal.) The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son.” He is talking about the heavenly Father that made a marriage for His Son. I don’t say these things to try to hurt. I say these things this morning to try to give someone an understanding of what the will of the Lord is. As I said awhile ago, without following scripture, no matter how good a life we may live, we still have to come into the body of Jesus Christ the scriptural way. This church world of religion is getting to be something else other than what they claim to be. The pope said you could be homosexual, you can be married one to another of the same sex and you can go to heaven, like, you can be an atheist, and if you are a good atheist; you will go to heaven, because he said; there is no hell. Chapters 19 and 20 of Revelation is waiting on him. He will see what happens to those who ignore the Word of God. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a king which made a marriage for his son. “And sent forth his servants (that is talking of the prophets) to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, (Jeremiah preached, then he was put in the dungeon, a hole of water, muck and mire, fed the bread and water of affliction. Isaiah was sawn asunder. You have all these things the Jewish people did unto the prophets that God sent unto them. He said come unto the marriage, come, that is how God is. I can feel what Jesus was saying there, come. What I say unto one, I say unto all, come. They made light of it…) one to his farm, another t his merchandise.” Judgement is hanging over them and they reject mercy. “And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.” I am reminded this morning of what is going on in Israel at this time. Watching the News, there was a Palestinian from Florida, an American citizen, went over to Israel and got among the rock throwers. He was sixteen years old. The Israeli soldiers beat him up pretty bad. They show that over and over and over, but they don’t show those three Israeli boys with their burned bodies and rocks piled on them. No, it is those mean old Israelis they like to harp on. They are going to see something in the Middle East in a short while, that is going to shame them all, because God is a warrior. Yes He is! God is a warrior. “But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: (God is getting ready to express His anger toward those who spurn His Word. It did not say he was angry, he was wroth, beyond just plain anger.) and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.” Some may say, would God do that? In 70 A.D. this happened. My, what it talks about there in Matthew 24, it talked about the tribulation of that time, prophecy preachers want to say that is in this time. Telling the Jews to flee to the mountains, my, that has already happened. It happened almost two thousand years ago. To those that heard the words of Jesus, it was scary, but to others, they fell with the city, either starved to death, or was slain. That is what he is talking about right here. “Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.” That is speaking of that hour. Now we come into the Gentile age. “Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.” Go to the highways and byways and bid them to come. “So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.” That is not speaking of them being bad after they came to Christ. That was that old sinner, maybe down at a bar some place, just living his life his own way, but God convicted him. When he said, here am I, then he made his way to an altar of prayer, I does not matter if it was in his bedroom. It could have been out in a corn field, or anywhere. It is not where you are at, it is where your heart is. They went out into the highways and gathered as many as they found. They found those that would listen, both bad and good and the wedding was furnished with guests. That is speaking of how they were when they came. It would not say that, after they had done that the wedding was furnished with guests, unless there had been a change. Revelation 19 says the Bride hath, past tense, before the rapture, made herself ready. That is why we are here today, to get ready, and I want young people to get ready; as well as adults. You do not have to repent nine hundred times, if you understand what you are doing. You don’t have to be baptized over and over and over if you understand why you were baptized. When God forgives, He does nt remember your past sinful nature. The devil comes along and says to you: You need to do this again. If you go to God, He says, I do not remember your past; forget it. “And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment.” He had not on a wedding garment. He did not listen to and heed the message. He did not listen to repentance; he did not listen to the be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. You might say, well you are putting a lot of emphasis upon that; I believe if you just live a good life you would make it. Oh, No, no, no: You are deceived. Listen carefully to this; “And he saith unto him, Friend, (It may be among you today. I want to be more than just a friend, I want to be a family member.) how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.” This all happens before the rapture. If you don’t receive the message, you will not be here at the end. “Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.” Friend, do not let that catch you, do something about it while you have time; because the door is going to close before the rapture. The door is going to close because there has to be some preparation before we can be in the Bride of Christ, you have to bear that fruit that the Word of God is so specific about. You might say, well I liked you up until this time. I hope you like me afterwards because I have told you the truth. Some might think the truth never hurts, and it does until you totally surrender to God’s provision. It has hurt a lot of people. You have the tares; then you have the chaff, and this chaff is the last thing to go. This is the last thing before the rapture. Continue Next Issue.

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Jesus Is Not God, Part 3 – 2015, July


Introduction

Rev. James Allen

I appreciate Bro. Charles minding the Lord tonight in the prophecy, and I also appreciate Sis. Rachel concerning what she said. I stand behind them, because I stand behind the Word of God, and lift it up. I have been asked to explain something here concerning St. John the 14th chapter. It seems like some are a little confused about this. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” (I read that this morning for my message’s sake.) In my Father’s house are many mansions.” (We are not looking at buildings. Does not the Bible say that we are the temple of God? This is talking about the new Jerusalem. That is what it is talking about. The new Jerusalem is built up of saints of God, with Jesus Christ, and God Himself is the head of this and being the temple in that, as we read in Revelation 21. There is no temple there because the Father and the Son are the temple thereof. God, as the Holy Ghost does dwell in all of His true children, so that makes us temples of God. So in looking at this tonight, heaven is not going to be made up of gold plated mansions. You are that mansion. You are that one because your faith has been tried as gold is. I want you to understand that tonight. “I go to prepare a place for you.” He did that at Calvary. He prepared that place for all that would ever accept it. He is not going to work on something else. The only thing He has done is, and is doing, is sit in a place making intercession for us, which was needed. He has been interceding for us and for the saints through time, not just here at the end time. The one that saw every sparrow that fell, as Jesus explained, that He knew every sparrow and He knew every hair that fell from your head. Everything is already preplanned. Every heartbeat that you will ever have is already planned. God is not lacking in anything. He is not lacking in knowledge, or understanding, and He has His mind on you and I. That is His heritage. As you see in 1st Corinthians, the 2nd chapter, you see that God is our heritage, just like we were plants of grain, He is the one that is over us. I wanted to explain that tonight a little bit. I have to say tonight, that I agreed with the prophecies that have come forth. When I started the message this morning, and I mentioned what I did, saying, I don’t want to go too far with this, because I felt checked on it, not to go too far, because Bro. Branham was the end time messenger, here in the Laodicean age. He was the one God ordained for that. It was his message that brought me out of the Methodist church. It was the message God gave him, because; when I heard the church ages, as he went over that, and then in the seals, when he said, come out of her my people, that spoke to me. I knew I had to come out, and I did. When you look at things like that, there are many people that have had to break away from family. I did not leave my family in a big turmoil, even though they did not agree with me. The thing about it is, I did not let their disagreement keep me from eobeying the scripture that was made so real to me. I knew I had to do what the Word of God told me to do; even though I had two brothers that were Methodist preachers. I left the Methodist church where I was at that time; they more or less told me to leave. But there was not any except for Bro. David Bean that was going to the Methodist church and he was a small boy at that time, maybe six years old. It was his mom, and Taylor and Ara Kapps, when I was baptized and made a stand for truth, and they made a stand for truth. As long as they lived, they stood for it. They had opposition. We have all got some kind of circumstance that we have to go through. God did not promise it would be like eating a bowl cherries and all that, for us in the natural sense. However in the spiritual sense, everything is promised to us. He said, though people sometimes feel that way, I will never leave you or forsake you. So He is always there to see us through whatever we are facing. Every once in awhile He will manifest that, to show us, I was there all the time. I appreciate that. I appreciate the Word of God, because it is a comfort to us every day. It is also a shield. When the fiery darts come after us, then we have something to look to: We look to the Word of God. I appreciate God more than words can express. I appreciate His Word, because it is a light to my pathway and it is a lamp to my feet. As I look at this message, I know I cannot compromise in any way. While walking around before service, there were many people that told me how much they appreciated this morning’s service. I know I did not do it to be complimented: I did it because of truth, I will say though; I do appreciate your appreciation, and give all glory and Honor to our great God. Do not ever think though, that I don’t care for you, I do, because I could sit down myself and let people believe what they wanted to, but that would not change me. I would still believe and abide by what God has shown to me When I see the attack that is coming against the assembly, the attack which has already begun, and see what it can do, then I have a voice and I had to use it. According to what Paul said in 2nd Timothy, chapter 4; there was correction. He said to Timothy; preach the Word: don’t just preach somebody’s ideas: preach the Word; be instant in season and out of season. That is not talking about winter, summer, fall and spring. A lot of countries do not even have that kind of seasons. That is absolutely talking about being ready at all times, to give an answer to them that need the answer. That is what I have tried to do in this message: give an answer; not just sit back and wait, thinking it will all blow over in a little while. The devil and his tactics will not just blow over: you have to expose him and expose his evil work; that which he is doing in trying to harm the saints of God. That is what his aim is. That is why you must have the armor on at all times, from your head, down to the bottom of your feet. You must also have a sword ready to use at all times, knowing that your shield of faith will knock off the fiery darts of the enemy. The sword is for defense. I do not say these things to be a smart aleck. Neither do I say these things to be a know-it-all. But there are a few things I do know for sure. I had a brother tell me this morning, that he grew up in the Jesus only belief. Then he said; but I accept this teaching one hundred percent. He did not have to say that. He could have let something linger in his heart, but he did not do that. We have a decision in this life that we have to make. A lot of the decisions we make goes against this flesh. It would be easier to let it go, for some, but not to me, because I have a responsibility. When I say that, and when I think about it, I am just a little bitty nobody in my own eyes. I do not say that to be humble, because I see a lot of people better than I am. There are people I envy, I am not jealous of them, but I am envious. I know Bro. Branham said one time, a man can never match up with a godly sister, because God has created in that woman something to attain to. A godly woman will stand for truth. A godly man will too. Tonight, I want to go to 2nd John for a few minutes, and then we will go to Jude. John has been made out for people to think he was just a little man that said love one another. He did, he said love is of God, but he also corrected when needed. Verses 7 thru 11. “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed.” That was exactly the prophecy tonight, exactly. “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker ftlineof his evil deeds.” Jude has just one chapter, but it is powerful. “Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, (This is the testimony of all these men. Every one of them were believing the same.) and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace and love, be multiplied. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Right there is that word; contend, which was the starting of the Contender. “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation; ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Denying the only Lord God. There never was two. He did not go from one state of being to another. When God met Abraham, that was in angelic form. No man has seen God at any time, but he knew that this was a representative of God Himself, because there was something in His makeup that let Abraham discern Him to be so. When He walked away from Abraham, after He had eaten the lamb and bread, and drank the wine with Abraham, He then went away, never to appear like that again. That was not Jesus: that was God appearing to Abraham in that angelic form, to show him what He was going to do, and in that form, Abraham recognized Him as being God, but when He walked away from Abraham, the body was gone. However He did eat what Abraham prepared for Him. He ate bread. God is a Creator, He can do anything inside His Word. He does not do anything outside of His Word. I read this morning; where it said that God has not been seen. It was the form that God appeared in to strengthen Abraham, because he did not have any Bible to learn from. All he had was a promise, and that was enough for him. That is enough for us tonight as we look into His Word. All Abraham had was a promise, but when God promises you something; you just as well claim it; like some say, you cn take it to the bank. He promised, that in the last days His Word would be fulfilled, and He said in Mark chapter 16, these signs shall follow them that believe. Read it! He will even take away headaches when we trust Him to do so. He will also take away heartaches. These signs shall follow them that believe: in my name, Jesus said, they shall cast out devils. Because that is the name that God placed upon Him at the beginning, Jesus. It did not say call Him Jesus Christ, He became the Christ when the Holy Ghost came into Him. That is not His second name. That is who He was; Jesus the anointed One. That is who He still is today, with that anointing. “I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, (He said you once knew it.) how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.” They followed Moses. Every one of them put the blood on the doorpost. If they did not, they were dead. They followed him out. They saw the miracles. They crossed the Red Sea. But then unbelief hit the camp. It wound up that God said the men twenty years old and upward will never make it to the promised land. He gave them forty years for that generation to die out. Only Joshua and Caleb made it out and made it over because they brought back a good report when they went over to spy out the land. I want to bring a good report in this hour. So do my brothers. So do you. You want to bring a good report. You cannot believe that Jesus is God and bring a good report. “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, (He is talking about the fallen angels, back before the present creation ever came into effect, back when Satan had his fall.) he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” Bro. Jackson believed there were certain places on this earth where those angels fell, that is desert today: It grows nothing. But God is going to claim it back. He is Creator. He is going to put a little rain there. The seed is already there. I remember, maybe ten years ago, it rained on the Mojave Desert out west. Flowers came up and bloomed everywhere. It was beautiful. They had been laying there for centuries of time. It just took rain. Here in this end time, we have come to this end time, God saw we needed rain in this end time. There will be a day when it will be neither dark nor light, but at evening time it shall be light. He said there will be light. We are here. This may not have anything to do with that, but it was in the Israeli paper where Netanyahu made a great speech this week. He sure did. Even the News people said it made Obama look like a little boy. But in the Israeli News that I read, if Netanyahu gets back in there, he is going to make a Palestinian state. He is waiting until he gets back in there. I can see the scripture. He is going to give away Judah. That is going to fulfill scripture because it has got to be Judah. You see in the 12th chapter of Zechariah, when they began to mess with Judah, they are messing with God’s promise. They are going to uproot the Jews: That, is what they said, uproot the Jews out of there and then the ones that stay will be under Palestinian rule. Politicians! When can you believe them? “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” What about it? This is a warning. I want to go to Galatians, chapter 1. “Paul, an apostle, not of men, (We have men placing men in the ministry now. It better be something more than somebody’s feeling that you are to preach. In something like this, it must be God directly speaking to you. It cannot be a man calling you.) neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead.” Who raised Him from the dead? Who? God the Father. “And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: Grace be to you and peace from God the Father.” Why did he not just say Jesus Christ? I am saying this so somebody out there will get it in their ears, that this is the gospel. Do not listen to anybody that is telling you any other thing. Get away from them! Don’t even associate with them, unless they can change, and get on their knees somewhere and repent before God. That is the only way out of your wrong belief. “Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” We needed a way out. God sent us a way out. He sent His only begotten Son to make a way out. We had no other recourse. Mortal men had a law, the Jews had a law, but they did not have a Saviour. “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel.” That which is not really another; because there is only one true gospel. Without that gospel, you have no other recourse. I know what I am saying is kind of hard for some, but I want it to get into somebody’s ears today. If you are here, and you have let this thing settle in on you, get away from it! “Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, (Oh, I saw an angel, and that angel told me different, that angel was from heaven. The devil is out there in the heavenly places still yet. He will be cast down in the last half of the week, but for now; he is still pretending to be an angel of light and able to fool some who are not grounded in truth. Paul did not hesitate in saying: Though we or an angel from heaven…) preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Paul did not hold back to spare anyone’s feelings. He repeated it saying, “As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? (Paul knew what he was talking about, because of the Holy Ghost he had received, after he saw the light that blinded him. He did not receive the Holy Ghost when he saw the light come down. He said, who are you Lord. He said, I am Jesus whom you persecute. He did not have the Holy Ghost yet. It was Ananias, that came to him that he might be baptized, receive his sight and receive the Holy Ghost. Do I now persuade men, or God?) or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” Be sure you get that. This is where the trouble starts; when those who do not have the Holy Ghost try to preach the Gospel. Do you want me to stand here trying to please human flesh, or do you want to hear the truth? Do you want these other ministering brothers to please flesh or preach the truth? I don’t see any compromise in them. I don’t see any arrogance in them either: They just love truth, like you love truth. Galatians 4:4, says, “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, (Who did He send? I want you to stay with me in these things. Read them to yourself. Make sure you see it the right way. God sent forth His Son…) made of a woman, (God was not made of a woman. When Mary touched the face of Jesus, she was not touching the face of God: she was touching the face of God’s only begotten Son.) made under the law; To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” Isn’t that what you are waiting for? The adoption of sons. “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” There are times we do cry out, O heavenly Father. “Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” See? That is through the life that He gave. Like I said, when He prayed there on the cross and said, it is finished, who was He praying to? On the cross, who was He crying out to? My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? That was that human in him crying out, why have you forsaken me. I assure you, God never had a spear stuck in His side. He never had nails in His hands or feet. When I say I’m sorry, I don’t mean that I am sorry He did not; I mean I am sorry you cannot see it the right way. Let us go to Ephesians 1. “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, (Is that difficult? If you cannot understand that, why do you even read a Bible?) who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, (He knew it would take a Savior in order to have someone to worship Him by choice. It is my privilege to worship God, the great Creator, through Jesus Christ.) that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.” Go to verse 15, “Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.” How could you sit under the ministry of Bro. Jackson and come down to this end time ministry, and sit here with those thoughts in your heart? It is a mystery, how any one could do so. When a certain time comes, whatever we believe has got to boil over just like an old tea kettle. The thing whistles as loud as it can. “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, Which He wrought in Christ, (Who wrought it in Him? God) when He raised Him from the dead, (Some people do not only need to get eye salve on their eyes, they need to get the ear wax out of their ears.) and sat Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places.” How can that be so, without there being two minds there? God’s right hand is power. “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the Church.” Not the head of all things of this world, the head of all things to the Church, just like the Bible talks about Jesus is the new creation. “Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.” We must be filled with all, in all. I want to go back to 1st Corinthians 15:20. “But now is Christ risen from the dead, (Who raised Him? I just read it.) and became the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. (He is talking about Christ and Adam.) For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming. (He is talking about Bride saints.) Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; (Can you not see? They do not leave anything out. It is all a picture of purpose, to get us to see, and they go into the deep things of God. Preachers today cannot preach that kind of message; because they do not have a revelation of it.) when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For He hath put all things under His feet. But when He saith all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him.” God put all things under Christ Jesus. This next verse will answer that. “And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, (God put all things under His Son Jesus the Christ, until all enemies are conquered.) that God may be all in all.” When the millennium is over, then the Father takes the kingdom, and Jesus Christ, according to the message of Bro. Jackson and his revelation of Romans 8:17. And 1st Corinthians 15:28. In Romans, you will find that we are heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ Jesus. Why would he put it that way? Heirs of God, and joints heirs with Christ. We find in the 2nd chapter of the book of Hebrews, that we are referred to as His brethren. He will be the head of the family. That is what this is talking about. “And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.” It goes back to the Father, the entire creation, because there are no more people to be saved. Redemption is over. Redemption is over for Gentiles when the Bride is raptured. Then the Jews are being brought in because they recognize who it was that was to be their Messiah. Bro. Branham was talking to a Jewish rabbi; he wanted to say some things to him, and he said to Bro Branham; you Gentiles are heathen, because you split God up into three gods. As Bro. Branham talked on with him, he asked him, who will the Messiah be? The rabbi said, He will be God. Bro. Branham said, that is right. That was a statement of Bro. Branham, after Bro. Branham having come out of Pentecost, which are the ones that believe Jesus Christ is God. Well I am preaching this message to prove by the Word of God, that Jesus Christ is not God; but the Son of God. The Jews know there is One God. Bro. Branham knew there was One God, because you have to recognize the Father and you have to recognize the Son. The Son cannot be the Father, and the Father cannot be the Son. There are people in this message, which have heard what I have said here this morning and tonight, that would be ready to crucify me. That is the truth. I am not sorry I said what I have, but I am sorry that you feel that way. If you go along with this, and you keep fooling around with the Branham movement; you are headed the way they have gone. That is going to take you so far away from God that you will be believing that Bro. Branham was God, just like they do. My fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. I cannot change that, and I will not change it, regardless of what some of them may come up with. Some may say, but what if you’re wrong? I’m not wrong, and I am linenot being arrogant about that! I am not trying to make myself anything by saying that: I just know I am right. I respect what Brother Branham’s calling was: He was a prophet of God. He was a messenger to this age. I have no doubt about that. I believe that is enough for now. I do hope I am making this clear to true believers. I still have one more Sunday on this; the Lord willing. May He bless you who love His Word. I will say this; if any of you do not believe what I am saying, you do not have to be here. If what I am saying does not help you; there is no reason for you to sit here. I love my brothers and sisters that are born again and filled with His Spirit. They are the ones that love and live by His Word

JESUS IS NOT GOD

3-15-15 AM

I want to read something from the oneness belief. Bro. Bradbury gave me this, so see how far off I was in reading what I did last Sunday. There are sixty questions here, I believe it is sixty or sixty two, questions and answers. I am just going to read part of them. I will read the whole sentence, but just part of what I have. “Where was God the Father while Jesus was on earth? The Father was in Christ, John 14:10, 2nd Corinthians 5:19. He was also in heaven, for God is omnipotent. Does the Bible say that Jesus is the Almighty? Yes. (Please remember, I am reading this: It is certainly not what I believe.) If Jesus is the first and last, why did God say in Isaiah 46:6 that He was the first and last? Because Jesus is the God of the Old Testament incarnate. Could Jesus have been on earth and in heaven at the same time? Yes. How could the church belong to Jesus, and yet the church be of God? Because Jesus is God in the flesh. Why was Jesus able to walk upon the Sea of Galilee? Because He is God the Creator. Is God the only one who can forgive sin? Yes. Why then could Jesus forgive sin? Because He is God the Saviour. Is Jesus the true God? Yes. (Again I will say, this is not my belief.) When Stephen was dying, did he call God Jesus? Yes. (I will read one more, which is the last one.) The Bible says that Jesus is coming back with all His saints and also that Jesus is coming back with all His saints, 1st Thess. 3:13. Are there two coming back? No, only one is coming back, our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ.” This is the oneness belief, but it is sure not my belief. I am going to spend my time this morning in Revelation. I will start in chapter 1. “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, (Isn’t that pretty plain?) To show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John. Who bare record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that He saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne.” Now when we are talking about the throne, we are talking about the throne of God. Now it says, “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God (He has made us Christs,’ because this is who it is talking about, and has made us kings and priests…) unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Does it sound to you, in this chapter, that Jesus is saying that He Himself is God? It was sent and signified unto His servant John, which was given this revelation, which came by vision. “I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the Word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, (the same one that is in verse 8) the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to se the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, (Now he is saying here that he turned to see the one that had spoken, and when he turned he sees the seven candlesticks and so on, and Jesus is in the midst of it, but it is God speaking. Then he sees a vision of Jesus. I hope you get that.) clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire.” Now in olden times in England, when they sat in a judgment seat, the men that were judges wore white wigs, because this meant that this was ancient law; it was not something just cropped up like we have now, that they can change the Constitution or anything, any time they get ready. It would be good if some of them would change in Washington and put on a white wig. The election in Israel is Tuesday and Netanyahu is trailing as far as the polls go, he is trailing Herzog, which is nothing but a liberal. They don’t know how this is going to work out, because Netanyahu is still ahead of him in popularity. You say, how could this be? They have delegates, Likud has a certain amount of delegates and the party that Herzog and Livini are in, have more, but that means nothing: they can form a government. In order to be able to form a government, you have to have sixty one seats. It is just like our Senate and Congress, you have to have a majority in order to get a bill passed, but that don’t mean anything here anymore. Herzog wants to give away land. He is willing to give up Jerusalem. You can see something happening in Israel now, that is going to put Judaea right in the spotlight. Herzog and them want to dismantle Judah out of that part, get rid of Judah, get rid of the other parts that stand with them. There are a half million Jews there that they would have to dislodge. It is not going to happen. There has to be pressure put on Judah and Jerusalem to be able to do what they are supposed to do, because they are the ones that are going to fight the battle. It is going to at least be started by them. I will move on with this now. It is showing Jesus Christ, what He will be when judgment comes. This is all speaking of judgment as we are looking at this. “And His feet inelike unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters. And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in His strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” There are a lot of places in Revelation that I could go to, but I want to deal with chapter 4 and chapter 5 right now. I do not want to leave anyone confused. I am not here to confuse anyone: I have nothing to gain by it. I am not looking for anything: I am not looking for some individual, or some group of people to accept me. Accept the scripture I present to you. I just want to be accepted of God, and I want you everyone to know where; not only that I stand, but where the Bible stands. This has nothing to build me up with; because I am not looking to be built up. I am looking at this as something to help everyone, because I see something coming down the road that must be dealt with. The things that God has shown us in this, actually fulfill what Bro. Jackson said concerning the last thing to be revealed, would be the godhead. Are we that close? There is something going on in this world that is going to fulfill this Bible. We are right on the verge of it. I was glad that they showed this little video, and glad to see that mosque was gone; that mosque on the temple mount. Because it is going to happen. One of these days there may be a trip taken to Israel, and when you go through that tunnel there, and they begin to sing the song Jerusalem, you will see the temple when you come out, instead of that mosque. One of these days before long the mosque is going to be gone and you are going to see that building going up, which is a very tall building. The day is right ahead of us. Let us read the 4th chapter. “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: (Something is going to happen with that door being opened. John is going to see something that is unexpected. One of these days we are going to see something unexpected, because we can only see it through a glass darkly right now.) and the first voice which I heard was as it were a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit; (I think I would be too, I think you would be too. Immediately he was in the spirit.) and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” Who sat on the throne? I have a picture to show you. Here is the throne. This is the Shekinah glory. “And He that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.” When we talk about God sitting on the throne, it is His presence, it is His substance. He is not a person. He cannot be seen. When you say, well He met Abraham as a person. That was just a form that God appeared in to Abraham; it was not a lasting form. God says, as expressed in Isaiah, heaven is my throne, the earth is my footstool. When they got ready to build the temple, He said, what kind of building can you built me? That is when He said, heaven is my throne. I am glad for the footstool. “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in while raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” We are talking about the throne room of God. We are talking about where His throne is. This is a heavenly setting because John is taken up there. The next time we see it after this setting, will be in Revelation 21 where it says there will be no temple there because God and Christ are the temple of it. “And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: (This is Bride saints. In Revelation 15, if that is foolish virgins on the sea of glass, this is Bride saints here, because of what they have gone through, and because of what you have gone through, making a stand for truth. You might think, well I don’t see any killing going on. Do you want it?) and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” Verse 11. “Thou are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” He is talking about the one on the throne. Jesus today, is on the right hand of the Father, interceding for us. Why is He interceding for us? Because He was God’s sacrifice and the blood that He spilled is there for our deliverance. When Jesus rose from the dead, what did He say? When Mary Magdalene was going to touch Him, He said, don’t touch me, I have not yet ascended to my Father or to my God and to your God. He had to take His sacrifice offering before the Father for it to be accepted, so that He could intercede for us. He came back and spent forty days after that. Then immediately after that, He goes to sit on that throne with His Father as an intercessor. Verse 9, “And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, (He is speaking of the throne of God.) saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Jesus is not in that picture, because the picture shows who created all things. God counseled with Himself, nobody else was there. There is no trinity. There is one God, but we don’t call it oneness, because He had a Son. Without that Son we cannot get to the Father. We are saved by that offering, the offering of Himself. When you look at the next chapter, people look at it wrong; they think God searched all through heaven. It is like many people say, God did not know that Adam and Eve would sin. He could have, but He did not; that is what the Methodists teach; that He did not choose to know. Let us look at chapter 5. “And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne (Who sits on the throne? Who did we say sat on the throne?) a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.” The Almighty is holding that book, or scroll. He holds that. Jesus Himself said the angels do not know, no man knows, the angels don’t know and I don’t know. There was no use even asking Jesus, when is it all over? When are you coming back? Because He did not know. God reserved certain things to Himself. In this end time, He has opened the pages gradually. In 1962 Bro. Branham said it could be another generation. Here we are in another generation, fifty three years later. I am glad for the opportunity to be able to see the things we see, because God has gradually opened the scroll a little at a time. It is unwinding from right to left. That is the way the Jews read. We read left to right, which is a mix-up. “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?” God is looking all over heaven, trying to find somebody. I wonder if He did not know who it was going to be. He was sitting right by His side. You will see here, His right hand, which is His power. This is not something that I looked into yesterday. This is something that has been in my mind for months. “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?” God is doing something dramatic here. He has a drama. That drama could not be opened until these last days. “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, (God was not searching through heaven and earth; He is just explaining that there is nobody else worthy.) neither under the earth, (You could not dig up the dirt to find another one, because this one went all the way to hell and preached to those imprisoned spirits. He is preaching to us through His Word today; through a five fold ministry, not just one man. It takes it all. We will be united and we will not be jockeying for a position. God will give us the position that He wants us to have. It is not something we jockey for by rooting somebody else out. Let me say something here: You that have gone on this tangent, thinking that you have a new revelation: that Jesus is God, God may be giving you one more chance to get it right, but there will not be many. I stand by what I have said. I am not standing here trying to knock someone out, or to push somebody out. The Word is clear: There are no clouds about it, nor fog about it. The eagle has come out of the fog, and there is no other bird like it. “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.” It took the end time, for God to open up seals; that we might be able to see something by the mouth of his prophet messenger. Almost ten and one half years ago, Bro. Jackson went over these seals and opened the door a little more for us, that we might be able to see a clearer picture. I was working with Bro. Bud for six months, taking close to two hours a day going back and forth to work. I listened to those seals. They became a revelation to me, which closed the door to some people. It was not eight years ago that some left, it was already closed. Bro. Jackson said Revelation, chapter 7, is not the foolish virgins. Those white robed saints are not the foolish virgins. He said there will be no more foolish virgins than wise, taking it to Matthew 25, five wise and five foolish. “And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders (That lets me know there is always an answer. God does not leave us in darkness. His angels dwell among us to open to our understanding. Well I thought you said it was the Holy Spirit. God does not have His angels sitting around doing nothing. When this thing is all over, we will not be sitting on stools of do-nothing. That is why it says in this time; watch and pray. That is what I am doing. When I see that Middle Eastern situation getting worse and worse, and think how they are furnishing Hamas concrete to rebuild, I have to wonder, what are they rebuilding? They are rebuilding the tunnels. There has to be war there in the Middle East. Zechariah 12 says so. Zechariah 14, the first verse talks about Judah. Zechariah 13 tells about Israel’s revival. They will go and mourn when they see Him, where did you get the scars in your hands? That is not God with scars in His hands. It says in the 4th chapter of Matthew and the book of Luke, that Jesus went into the wilderness, and was tempted of the devil. The Bible says GOD cannot be tempted. “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne (round about the throne) and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, (That goes back to His crucifixion. That stays there. That Lamb that he sees, stays there through the ages, right there at the throne of God, making intercession. Do you understand what I mean? Every one that is saved by the grace of God, that Lamb had to stay there for an offering all the way through unto the end. Because that Lamb was slain for you and me, and for Paul, John, Peter and all those men back there and on through time, where people have given their lives. Iranaeus, Polycarp, all of them, they all depended on the blood of the Lamb, which was there as a slain lamb, until every one has been redeemed. Then it goes from that setting to the Bridegroom. He will never appear as the Lamb anymore, because the offering has been made and we have been made a partaker of it. It took the blood of that perfect Lamb to pay the sin debt for all who would ever believe and accept God’s provision. As John beheld, there stood a Lamb as it had been slain, he is looking at it from this side after the seals, six of them, had already been opened. He is looking at it here in the day and hour which we live, He is still looking at a bloody Lamb as it had been slain.) having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” Jesus said, I and my Father are one. You cannot separate the two. I want you to know that I said, the two. God is a Spirit, God is not a person. God is Spirit substance, but not a person. We are going to know more about it by and by, but we know enough now: He has given us enough already to know the difference.  “And He came and took the book out of the right hand (the right hand is power, the power of God) of Him that sat upon the throne. And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of the saints.” There you are, a part of those four beasts, we are a part of the last one of them. The elders are the twelve apostles and the twelve patriarchs of Israel, which represent the twelve tribes of Israel. It was the apostles’ message that brought about a change for us, because the faith we have now goes back to the early apostles. It was supposed to do that. This end time message was supposed to do that, take the children back to the faith of their fathers. Here we stand at the end time with the same hope that Abraham had. Having every one of them harps and golden vials full of odours which are the prayers of the saints. God is hearing and looking at your prayers and mine as being odours. The odor is that which rises up to Him, just like the smoke in the temple, and the Shekinah glory that came down and hovered over that temple after it was dedicated. If you want to be born again, you must let that Shekinah glory come over you. Invite Him in, He is not distant. He is not withholding something good from you. He is just waiting for those to surrender; that arestill holding back. We limit Him through unbelief. I am not saying that we are not Christians. I am just saying that we have got a little bit of that old doubt in us; that we need to get rid of, that we may have a right to the tree of life. I cannot see how people can sit under a message for twenty, thirty or more years, and sit there with something harboring in their hearts that is wrong. We everyone know that they do. It has to come out, in the end time, because God is going to get rid of all the weeds and briars. He is going to get rid of all the husks. I did not call anybody a husk. God knows every one. It is your life, it is my life. If I am an unbeliever, I don’t know about it. I am believing and surrendering to the Word of God“And they sung a new song, (Who did? You did, and you did, and you did. What was that song? It had something to do with our deliverance. We are not what we used to be.) saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, (Thou art worthy, such a beautiful song.) to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” It took that blood sacrifice to make us to be the kings and priests that we shall be, to rule and reign on the earth. It also says in the 7th chapter of the book of Daniel, His saints shall take the kingdom. That is the last war that will ever be fought; when Jesus comes back with His Bride on white horses. We will not have to worry about these foul mouths, because it says in Revelation 21 that they are not in that part. They are called liars and all these things which will no longer exist, and they have their part in the lake of fire. “And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.” What a sound. Mama is not teaching angels how to sing, they were singing a long time before Mama. “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature (John was in his middle 90’s, but he got happy. Listen to him. Every creature…) which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, (We are hearing it now, we are the creatures that are hearing it.) Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, (That is talking about the Almighty, because it says to Him that sitteth upon the throne…) and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. (That is a part of us, we are of that eagle bunch. I say Amen.) And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped Him that liveth for ever and ever.”

JESUS IS NOT GOD

3-15-15 PM

I got to a certain point this morning in Revelation 4 and 5. I want to leave that and go on in the message to chapter 21. Chapter 20 is a deciding point that God has placed there for judgment of the ones that are living in that hour, the ones that are going to make it into the eternal age, not the Millennium. They have done gone through that. But in the eternal age, what position they will have, the ones that have lived through the Millennium, and have come up to that time, then that will be the single book that is opened, which is the book of life. Then in the next phase it says the books are opened, which also goes back to Daniel 7. Everything written in the books there will be lost, because there is a set of books, that are deeds. Nobody will argue, nobody will have anything to say then, it is going to be a judgment, a white throne judgment, when the decision is made of what punishment each one gets, that is what it is for. Not everyone is not going to get the same kind of punishment. Everyone is not going to get the same reward. That is explained, the Bible says we will not come into the judgment, but we pass from death unto life, but then the judgment that he does talk about is the judgment of deeds, whatever we have done, in the way of rewards, that is the way it will be meted out to us because of the fruit that we have borne. God is not judging a big me and little you. It is going to be a fair judgment in which God will judge His saints to give them a reward that is coming to them. That is now, because Paul said if we would judge ourselves we should not be judged. That is not rewards, but that is whether we have life or death. But for rewards it is another thing that we are being judged for daily, really. There will be people that will be there, like from Revelation 7, that will come to that point and they will have no reward, except eternal life, which is a great reward, but as far as judgment and as far as judging, they will be among the great multitude, which will receive white robes. But the Bride, according to Revelation 19, has not just a white robe, but it says, “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.” Fine linen is a different color than yarn or cotton. It has a glow to it. It does really have a glow to it. When Jesus was transfigured, with the three disciples that were standing there, His garment was radiant white. Every one that is in the Bride are going to be dressed in white. But the righteousness we have is what makes ours fine linen. I did not really mean to get into all of that, at this time; but I do want to go to the 21st chapter, which is dealing with both the new Jerusalem and God’s judgment. When you read the first verse, then there is an injection of another thought. In the second verse it leaves that off. That is where I have been accused of preaching wrong. But I did not preach it for unbelievers. “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, (which will be in the eternal age) for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” God is really creating a condition of the water vapor that was here at one time, and there will be no more oceans. There will not be any more large bodies of water like we have now. There will be lakes, but this vapor is going back up into the heavens to make the atmosphere to be different than it is now. God is going to take away all the pollution. He will bury most of it and burn the other. In the next verse we see this, “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” Here is where he picks up the thought from the first verse now. “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, (This is in the eternal age, this part.) and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.” Why is he writing it this way? We go back to what Bro. Jackson said, which is from the 8th chapter of Romans, and then in the book of Hebrews. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, behold, the tabernacle of God is with men and He will dwell with them, God’s presence, His Spirit, why does it say He will dwell with them? Because Jesus is our elder brother. Do you understand that? They shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them and be their God. “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; (In other words, there will be no more sorrow, no more crying. All the tears will be gone. We will not be crying over some lost loved one or someone that would not hear the message of truth. ) and there shall be no more death, (There is death in the Millennium. There is much death after the Millennium is over; when the white throne judgment takes place.) neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.” What is going on now will have passed away then. Of course that is going to be for the Bride only as soon as she is taken to heaven. There will be no more crying. There will be no more tears, no sorrow, no pain, no problems. People will not have to be fighting for a position that you may have a better job. “And He that sat upon the throne said, (Going back to the 4th and 5th chapter. Only God sits upon that throne and Jesus sits in the intercessory part of it.) Behold, I make all things new. (Only He, is the Creator.) And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And He said unto me, It is done. (In God’s mind, it is already done. We are living out the part, or we are living out the part that makes the whole. Whether you like it or not, we are a part of one another. You better like it. We are going to be like these little compact cars, because we are compact. Every member supplies. I cannot look out over this congregation and say I don’t like you. I love you brothers and sisters with godly love.) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” That goes back to the blood. Jesus said, my flesh is meat indeed, my blood is drink indeed, and except you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you will have no life in you. Do you understand? That is a spiritual understanding. “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; (There is something down the road for the saints of God. Whatever is there in that eternal age, is for the saints of God. It says you shall inherit all things.) and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” That is talking about sons and daughters. God created genders, but when He looks at us, He does not see genders, I mean in a spiritual sense. It talks about Jesus as being the hidden man of our heart, that is both woman and man. It is a hidden man inside there through the Holy Ghost. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Which goes back to the 20th chapter. I love the Word of God; because it is a light to my pathway. Then he goes into the bride part, the Lamb’s wife, the New Jerusalem. I want to go to verse 22 now. “And I saw no temple therein: (This is still talking about New Jerusalem. There will not be any earthly temple that we will dwell in. God has never accepted a temple for Bride people, because He is our temple. That is where the Jews connected, when that temple is built back, then the presence of God is going to come over it again; but that temple is not for us; that is for the normal natural people, the Jewish nation, with some proselytes.) for the Lord God Almighty (The Lord God Almighty, did you get that?) and the Lamb are the temple of it.” Why did it say are, why did it not say is? Do you know the difference between are and is? “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” What is he saying? The sun is not going to make your day bright, and the moon is not going to make your night dim, because God is going to give us eyes to see. Angels are not bumping into one another. The one that met Bro. Branham had the light with him there in that cave. Everything that I have ever seen with these natural eyes in a spiritual sense, it was light. Because in God, there is no darkness at all, and we are the sons and daughters of God living here in a milky like stage, but one of these days He is going to take the shades off. You will not have to worry about laser surgery. A brother was telling me the other day, he went to get some glasses, it cost four hundred and some dollars for a pair of glasses. That would take your eyesight away, leave you in a blur. “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.” In other words, the Bride is going to be over the kings of the earth. They will have to answer to the Bride. Putin is not anybody: they claim he has not been seen in several days. They are beginning to wonder what has happened to him. He missed his meetings, his appointments. They are wondering if something is wrong with him, or if there is a coup going on. As sure as I am standing here, he had that other man killed. “And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.” We are not looking at some natural place. We are looking at all the natural places, but we are not looking at one place, because God is going to be everywhere, in every mind. It is all going to be light. In Him is no darkness at all. The gates of that city will not be shut. The city is vast, wherever the Bride is assigned. “And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” That goes to show you by being written in the Lamb’s book of life, it is Bride. “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” They are inseparable. We are still dealing with the Millennium. You cannot separate Jesus Christ from God, because it is all God’s plan, but Jesus is not God. “In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, (Where was this tree of life before? It is in that city here, but the tree of life in the beginning, was in the garden. The tree of life will never be anywhere else. What a day we are living in. What a glorious time! He said, I will never leave you comfortless. Young people, I hope before long this will make you shout. I believe you have something to shout about. I believe there is a time just ahead of where we are now, that this tree of life is going to bring forth something that is going to be glorious, because it will make you shine as Jesus Christ shines. We sing the song, shine on me: I am saying tonight, shine through me.) which bare twelve manner of fruits, (I remember Bro. Jackson talking about that. He said there are three fruits we do not know about, until we enter the Millennium. They are not explained. We have nine fruits, but there are three more. They are not natural, to be seen. Bro. Kevin, I don’t see your fruit with the natural eye, but in spirit form there is peace, joy, longsuffering, patience. These are fruits that we bear daily, because we do that according to the 15th chapter of John, we let the Holy Ghost trim us, take away the old dead things that have come along, that have gathered on us through the years, and as God brings His pruning sheers, He takes away that old unworthy growth, so that new growth can take its place. There is no way I could ever be a pruner of great bushes, because, when I see them, it looked like they took everything off of them. How much that resembles our Christian life: take away something, and it brings forth new growth, growth more like the Master.) and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” Yielded her fruit every month, there is not going to be a month where she does not bare fruit. With all we know, we should be bearing now. Some people might say, well I lost my temper. You did not lose it, you found it. If you lose it, then that is good; it is gone. Well, I just cannot help it. Get that cannot help it thought out of the way, and get rid of it. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations, he is getting close to the end because he said the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. If something comes up, thank God for the pruning hook. I need to also, and I will. “And there shall be no more curse: (The Bride, none of this affects the Bride because she has passed from death unto life.) but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His (God’s) servants shall serve Him.” Not Bride, the Bride is going to be judges and priests of God, but the servants are the ones like the great multitude. You will not be in a servant state: It is going to be an honor just to be a servant, but that is not what the bride position will be. That is what I read this morning in the 5th chapter of the book of Revelation, and it repeats it again there in the 3rd chapter, starting in the 20th verse. “And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads.” That is the face of Christ. God is too big and too great to make Him a man. Jesus was the man that God ordained. That was not God’s abode, as I said this morning, there when He met Abraham, that was something to let Abraham see, to help him because he did not have the revelation we have. We should not be mixed up on Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; because we are too far down the road. “And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign (talking about the bride reigning.) for ever and ever.” Is this helping anyone? Different ones have said it has helped. “And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show unto His servants the things which must shortly be done. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” At this time I want to go to Hebrews, chapter 2, starting with the 9th verse. “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, (God did not die, if God would die this universe would be black. There would not be anything left of it; it would go to smithereens. I want to read that again, we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death…) crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Let me put it this way, for every believer. “For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: (Jesus said in St. John 17, that they all may be one as I and the Father are one. Here, he is repeating this under the anointing.) for which cause He is not ashamed to call them (what?) brethren.” Jesus is not ashamed to call them brethren. I will not call Him brother now because; He is my Saviour. But He is not ashamed to call us brethren, because we have been bought by His blood. We have had a transfer of His blood into our bloodstream, so to speak, that we might be a part of Him. “Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in Him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch than as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of Abraham.” Verse 18, “For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted.” As I said this morning, God is not tempted. I want to go to Romans the 8th chapter, 1st verse. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” If you have a Scofield Bible, it will say those last eight words are left out. This is not a part of the original translation. The statement ends with Christ Jesus. “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” That picks up that which was left off up there. “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So them that are in the flesh cannot please God.” That is the church world. I saw where a popular television preacher had his airplane torn up. He asked the church for sixty five million dollars to get the best one. He said I have a service Saturday night in New York, one Sunday morning in Atlanta, and I need that plane to go back and forth and travel around the world. They have got their reward already, airplanes, big edifices and all the material things they want. It showed some of their works. Preach a big service on Sunday, get the people all excited. Monday, here they are in their shorts, driving a Lamborghini, going to the golf course. Blind people being led by the blind. They cannot even see the nose on their face. “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.” That is simple. Young people, do not make the new birth a hard thing. Some have made it to where you reach and you missed, you reach and you missed, when it is so nigh to you. The word of faith is so nigh to you, the Bible says in Romans 10:8, The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach. Young people, you would not have to sit and listen to me or my brothers, but you are listening. I do not want to make it hard on you, but you do need to be born again. Our very human life is such that we need to be born again of the Spirit of God. When a little baby is born into this world; it had nothing to do with it. The birth came about in its time. God has your time prepared also. Just be obedient when you feel the Spirit of God stirring in you: He is telling you that this is your time. No one can go to in heaven without being born by the Spirit of God; which is called the new birth. Your first birth was physical; which made you a member of a natural family. Now you need this new birth to make you a member of God’s spiritual family. Those who have this new birth, are those who will go to heaven in the rapture. Just let God do something in your life. He has His time to do it and you will never be sorry; because the Spirit of God in you will make you glad you surrendered to Him. Just listen to this scripture as I read it. “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man (or person) have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus (See? What Spirit raised up Jesus? Are you so blind out there, that you cannot see what Spirit raised up Jesus? Lift the blinders, get some eye salve. Murine will not do it. You need something to take away that stigma. It takes a good dose of Holy Ghost eye salve. If the Spirit of Him (God the Father) that raised up Jesus…) from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.” It is a done deal when you see God for what He is: the Great, sovereign Creator that rules the universe. “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. But if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.” Mortify is to cut off, to die. That goes back to the trimming. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” We call Him Father because we are His sons and daughters. “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, (Here you go back to the 2nd chapter of Hebrews again.) and joint-heirs with Christ; (God the Father is over it all, and Jesus Christ is our elder brother in the eternal age. We give homage to Him for that, we are not cutting Him out of our lives by doing that, because it is what Paul believed, and that should make us happy. It does not make us to be prideful. That is the wrong attitude. It makes us happy.) if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” This old frame I dwell in; I feel good, but I am getting older, and years do make a difference. “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” This whole world is groaning in pain. Look at the United States, the snow, then the floods. The west coast is burning up. This old earth is groaning, waiting to be delivered. We are groaning, waiting to be delivered. This old corruptible is waiting to be delivered unto the glorious liberty of the children of God. “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, (waiting to be adopted) to wit, (witness) the redemption of our body.” That is all we lack. Let us get rid of self. The old flesh man and woman is no longer in control; because the Spirit of God is leading us on. I am not talking about age now, I am talking about what we were born with. We were born in sin and shaped in iniquity, and come forth speaking lies. “For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” Sometimes when you do not have an answer, you just have to cry it out with groaning, and words that only the Holy Ghost understands.“And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (He is talking about the Spirit.) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” I am not talking about being equal with Him. I am talking about being a lesser brother. That is too marvelous for me. “Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, (See? This whole chapter is filled with the Father and the Son. All I can say is, after this, if you are unwilling to listen, your blood is upon you, not me. We are each responsible for our own soul…) but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, (You who say Jesus was not the Son of God: may God help you. I feel like I have done all I can do. Jesus called Himself the Son of God when He was living on earth, when He was ministering on this earth. Read the whole book of St. John. If you don’t take what I say in this, then you don’t take what the apostle Paul said in his writings. It is Christ that died…) yea rather, that is risen again, who is even ineat the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” That in its self should be enough for anyone who really has the Holy Ghost. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” It is all there for those who want truth. I make no apology. I do not apologize for what is written in the scripture. If you had rather take the word of some man, than to take the Word of God, I cannot help you. I stand solidly on what I have said. Amen.

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Jesus Is Not God – Part 2 – 2015, June

Jesus Is Not God - Part 2 - 2015, June

Introduction

Rev. James Allen

We are starting this issue right where the April issue finished. Philip has said, Lord, show us the Father, and Jesus answered him, and that is where we are starting. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? He that has seen Jesus in His ministry to them, had seen the Father. You have seen the Father work: You have seen the Father heal through me. Jesus did not have the power to lay His hand on anybody and heal them without the Father. No doubt Jesus shook hands and there was not any power that went out of Him; but when the woman came and touched His garment, power went out of Him. He did not know that was going to happen; But when it did, something struck Him. This is a need, this is somebody that believed, because He called her the daughter of Abraham. Believest thou not that I am in the Father, (That is what I was saying, Believest thou not that I am in the Father.) and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, (How much plainer could it be?) He doeth the works. (Who? He, God does the works. I am just an instrument in His hand.) Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. Where is He going? Down the street? Is He going back into Jerusalem? Is He going to some other place on this earth? No, He is going back to the Father to make intercession for us poor creatures. When we can recognize ourselves as being nothing and recognize Him as being everything, then we are getting down the right road. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. I am going to stop right there, I have another place in John; but I will stop there until tonight. Can you see spiritually, what I am saying?

JESUS IS NOT GOD

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It is good to see you tonight. I was told tonight before I came up here, that a year ago Israel was going to attack Iran, their facilities where they are making their nuclear stuff. According to what I was told, Obama called Netanyahu and told him, if you do, I will shoot your planes down. So I ask you, can you not see what Israel is facing because she has lost all her friends. I hope that when Netanyahu is able to speak before Congress, that he sets somebody’s house on fire with his speech. I know God is getting about enough of this kind of maneuvering we have all been putting up with, I know am. Regardless of who you are, you know this country is in trouble. Just look at all the weather problems everywhere. It is not just going to come to the normal people, it is going to come higher up, the way these things are going. We better get our house in order. We have no excuse otherwise. I am preaching this message, and I did not say it, but somebody said this could be the capstone on the godhead, from what I had to say this morning. I had not planned to say everything I said, but it was truth. I am going to continue on with it; because it is needed. I just have to say this, if you are a sympathizer with those who are causing this godhead problem, you better watch out; because God does not have any sympathizers. That is my warning to you. If you are sympathizing with somebody just because you like them, or because they mean more to you than truth, then God is going to take care of that and you will no longer be at Faith Assembly at the end time; because He will see that you are taken out. I hate to say those things, but it is something I am responsible for. I am responsible for my brothers and sisters. You do not have to fear what I have to say. I am standing for a true revelation; which all of my true brothers and sisters appreciate. I do not have anything to gain in a physical sense, by preaching these things. Neither any monetary gain, and I certainly do not preach what I preach because of friendship; or to gain friendship. I know I am going to lose some friends over this. We just as well speak plainly about the entire thing, and at least stay in favor with God. I am going to go ahead with this message until I feel that I have said enough to help all true believers of truth. I said when I first started pastoring; I am going to stand for truth no matter what; whether it be kinship or friendship that it hurts. Up until this time I have done that, and I have no thought otherwise. I want to go back now, to St. John 17. St. John is what he is called, but for myself, I would rather say Brother John. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said, Father. This is when He was getting ready to go to the garden. This is His last message before He goes to the garden to surrender Himself unto the Father, to fulfill His plan. If He is God there, He would be now. But why does He pray the way He does, Father? If it is your will, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless, not my will but thine be done. He said that three times, then He surrenders, not my will but thine be done. He goes out and tells the disciples, wake up now, time for us to go. I believe the Father had already told Him what He must suffer. I believe He went to that garden knowing some of the things He must suffer because He could read the Psalms the same as we could, and Isaiah 53. He could also read that. He was not the one that wrote it, but it was that Spirit inside of Him that inspired those prophets of old. Let me say this, when we are talking about the veil that was over Moses’ face, we cannot put a veil over everybody’s face. We do not have a veil over our face. Only the darkness out here has a veil over their face and they will never see what we see. Jesus, knowing by the scripture, what He would go through, He cried to the Father. Father, if it be your will, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but your will. Then He cried out on the cross, my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me. He felt forsaken then. He still had the Holy Ghost. You never lose that. I think many times, many will go right up to that last step, but they can never take it. Water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ is an essential act of accepting that which is provided for true believers of the gospel. It is a part of your born again experience. If water baptism is all we get, we have not got it all. Here is Jesus, These words spake Jesus, and lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said, (Why did He lift His eyes up to heaven? He then starts His prayer, in the 17th Chapter of John, with Father I know I am not going to convince the gainsayers with this, but those who respect the Word of God will see. If somebody has it in their heart that they don’t aim to listen, then I cannot help them. On the other hand, I want the true Church of the living God to know where they stand, and what they can stand on here in this end time, and also that they can have fellowship with the Father and with the Son as it says in the Bible. We have fellowship with the Father and with the Son through the Holy Ghost that is dwelling inside of us. It is a free gift, but not to be taken lightly. It involves a surrender. To you young people I say this, getting baptized is not just a popular thing to do, just because somebody else did. To you younger children, six, seven, eight years old I say, you need to listen to what is being taught. It is time to put away the little cars and all those things some of you play with during the preaching service. I am not just talking to the young children, it is time to put away the play things whoever you are. You can do all that at home. Let God speak to your heart’s when tyou are here, because you need it. You who want to make it in the rapture, must first learn to respect the Word of God. You need the Holy Ghost even at a young age.) Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, (Why would He pray like that?) that thy Son also may glorify thee. He has already prayed in the garden, or let me say, He is going to the garden, then He prays. But this is His last message; and it is a prayer. It is His last message to us before He goes to the cross, because when He goes to the garden, then everything is settled. He said on the cross, it is finished. I preached that message one time when Bro. Jackson was still alive. When He said it is finished, people without revelation think God has been building mansions for the last two thousand years. When Jesus said it is finished, they think that finished the building. And everything is ready for occupation. As thou (Who is He talking to? He is talking to His Father.) hast given Him (Jesus) power over all flesh, (Jesus in Matthew 28:18, He said all power is given to me in heaven and in earth, He was talking about to the Church, that is the power that He has expressed unto us. He did not have power over the universe. That is in the Father’s hands. How come, that before all this started, God counseled with Himself? He had nobody there to counsel with, He counseled with Himself. The angels were not even there. His plan could have taken a billion years before He ever did anything. Because there was a lot of planning in what He was to do. Remember that God is from everlasting to everlasting. You just keep going around, you cannot get out of the circle. If you do, you have broke something.) that He should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given Him. Not the whole world, but as many as is given Him. If our name is not in the book, it is what is in your heart. What do you desire? I am not mad, just loud. Do you want me to talk to where you don’t understand me? Whisper it out so that nobody will hear? I want them to hear. You can hear me or turn me off, but the message is still out there. I would have to say to any preacher tonight, if you cannot stand before a congregation and stand against error, you should not be there. You may say, oh but I have family to think of. I said error, so if you tolerate it, you are missing the mark. You should just sit down. If you do not have the backbone to stand for truth, then it would be a lot better for you to sit down. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, (Who is He praying to? Who is He talking to?) and Jesus Christ, (And, there is a conjunction, and Jesus Christ.) whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: (Who is He glorifying? He is glorifying the Father. It was because the Father was in Him and He was doing the works of the Father.) I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. This is the thing I feel that I want to do. I am not trying to go overboard, but there is a need for this message tonight. There is a need for the message because there is error among many that are claiming to be bride saints. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. That is in God’s thoughts. God had already planned everything, and it was all in His great mind: all things pertaining to His only begotten Son included. He planned the Law. Man needed something to regulate him. He needed something to live by. So what He did to Abraham, He gave him circumcision in a way to cut away the flesh. But He still did not have a Law. God is inching up a little bit at a time until He gets to Moses, then He gives a Law and regulation for the people to live by. The thing about it is, just like this end time: God had a messenger that brought a message. His message brought us so far; and that was as far as he could go. He said that himself. Look in the Seals book, around page 575, and you will find it. In the Seals book he said, I have gone as far as I can go. He said that for a purpose. That was in 1963. There is no more revelation for the Bride after that, no more deep revelation. The Branham movement will say that every word he said from 1963 on, was Thus saith the Lord. If he told his wife to go get him a cup of coffee, that was thus saith the Lord. I don’t know what they do with all that he said before then. He was sitting in Banks Woods’ house one time; and wherever he was, there were always some gathered around. There was a certain man there; and a man passed by in a Cadillac; and Bro. Branham said to him, that is what you need. That man sold everything he had and bought a Cadillac. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy Word. He is talking to His disciples here, when He was inspired to speak these words to His Father. There were plenty that walked away from Him. He had five thousand that He fed, men plus women and children, which would have added up to maybe twenty thousand. But most of them walked away later. They ate the fish, they ate the bread: which was all a miracle. He spoke to His Father and His Father is a Creator. He is just carrying out the work of the Father. He said He did. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. See? All through here He is talking about what the Father had done. Jesus is not the Father. Some want to say so, but it is obvious to true believers, that He is not the Father. What is He doing? Do they think He was talking to Himself? I have done all that the Father has given me to do. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, (If you want to know, He is saying I came out from God, I came out from the Father. He knows what He is talking about. Everybody that reads this should know the same.) and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, (In other words, He is getting ready to go to the garden and He is saying I am no more in the world. I know there are questions about three days and three nights in the grave. I wondered a little bit about that at one time, because what we call days, are full days. The Jewish realm, they count part days. When Bro. Jackson went over that and said He spent the whole night before the judgment seat, that was part of the three days and three nights. If you listen to these others on television, they are going to say well, this Friday it is talking about, or what we talk about as Friday, well that was the high day, that did not count. They will do anything to make it look like what He did was wrong, or that something is added there. Now I am no more in the world…) but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. He said, I and my Father are one. But then He said, that they may be one as I and the Father are one. You will never be in the Bride if you are not one of Him. I will never be unless I am. We are Bride because we have become acquainted with Him through the same spirit that He has in Him, and the Spirit that was in Him came from the Father above. If Jesus is God, who was running the universe before His birth and growth into manhood? I went over that scripture this morning, about where He said ye are gods, the thing about it is, they are pushing that. You can read it in s24 John 10:34. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods? He was just making a statement because they were asking Him a question, and they were accusing Him of making Himself God, so He said are they not God’s to whom the Word of God comes? He was talking about the Spirit. He was not talking about Isaiah, He was not talking about Abraham. He was not talking about Moses, that Moses was God. God did call Moses and said you will be God to Pharaoh and Aaron will be your prophet. Well he was, because they were looking to him, what is he going to do next. One plague happened, two plagues, five plagues, seven plagues. It finally ended up with ten plagues. Pharaoh was not looking to God: Pharaoh was looking to Moses. He said, I will make him a God unto you, unto Pharaoh. That did not make Moses God, but he was a deliverer. Jesus was God’s deliverance. He still is, He delivers us from the past, all the guilt of the past, He piled it on Him and said, come on children, let us go into this together, because from now on you are forgiven all debt. Verse 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy Word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Now He makes a statement here, a statement that needs to be heard. Sanctify them through thy truth: (That goes back to what Paul said in the 5th chapter of Ephesians, by the water of the Word. Sanctify them through thy truth…) thy Word is truth. You will not get any closer to God than that, because without the truth, you have no way, nothing. As thou hast sent me into the world, (Who sent Him into the world?) even so have I also sent them into the world. He is not connecting Himself as being the Father anywhere in here. He is praying to the Father. Too many people are coming to God the way Nicodemus did. He talked to him about the new birth. Young people listen, it is time we put away just talking, put away our ideas, and listen to what is being preached. It is time for you to get acquainted with the Father. We are not just sitting here in Faith Assembly because we have nothing else to do. If you are a teenager, it is time to get your mind upon God. I remember one preacher, while he was preaching, somebody back in the congregation was talking. He stopped preaching and said, is what you have to say more important than what I have to say? If it is, maybe we all should hear it. I am not trying to put church order in Faith Assembly, but the Bible says, he who hath ears to hear, let him hear, and I am saying that tonight. If you have ears to hear, then hear. We are not playing tiddly-winks, we are not just playing church. Little children will be little children. We do things to keep them quite, little cars and different things. That does not bother me, but when you reach an age of accountability, then it is time to listen. You need to know why you need a Savior; and what God’s Word can do for you. What God can do for you in your life, is much better than what you are doing now, and you will be a lot happier; knowing that you have been delivered from your sinful nature. Jesus said, And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the TRUTH. Jesus is giving it all because He is going to pay it all. If we can do that, the Church of the living God, before it leaves here, has to be sanctified through the truth. His Word is truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word. I am a part of that. These brothers are a part of that. This is our word, because it is dwelling in us. We have been born of the Spirit of God, therefore it is the same as it was with Jesus when He spoke. It is the same thing with us when we are sincere about the Word of God. God holds us responsible for truth, and you are responsible for the truth that is given to you. That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; (Why did He say us, if He was the only one? I ask you again, because I want this to sink in; Why did He say us? You can read a chapter and get nothing out of it, or you can study a chapter and God will open up the windows of heaven to you.) that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; (The same glory. Sometimes I see Bro. Kevin over here playing the piano and he is preaching all at the same time while he is singing. I like that. Praise the Lord! Amen! Bro. Bud stands here and gets happy. And the glory which thou gavest me says Jesus, I have given them…) that they may be one, even as we are one. If you go outside of this Word, and sit listening to someone that is trying to put something over on you, that is what it is, trying to put something over on you, and if you receive it you become a fool. I in them, and thou in me, (That is the Holy Ghost. Jesus said, I in them, and thou in me. Is that too hard to understand? Are we making it something that is misunderstood? Or I could say, not understandable? Does a friend of yours have a better message? I have had to walk away from much in this life, because the Word I heard meant something to me. I in them and thou in me…) that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; (Why would He pray like that? Father, I will that they also whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am. Think about that! He is talking about the Millennium, or He can be talking to us right now.) that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, (His whole prayer here is to the Father, not to Himself. He is not the Father. He is still the Son. While He was here He was the Son of Man, because He was also a prophet, but He was the Son of God because God was His Father. Mary conceived by the Holy Ghost, which simply means that the Sovereign Creator, which is also the Holy Ghost, created a cell of life in her womb, and she carried it until he was born into the natural world the same way we were. He was not just His Father in the Holy Ghost, as some have made it to be. If He only became the Son of God when He died, what about all that time before He was crucified? We are sons of God by a spiritual birth, and we have the Holy Ghost in us. He was a Son of God before the Spirit of His Father entered into Him after His baptism by John. If you listen, and allow it, this will wind some of your clocks, I know that.) the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. (I know He did, I know the Father sent Him. This is not a confusing statement that He is making.) And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, (What did He say there? That the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them.) and I in them. Let us go to Luke 23, verses 44 thru 47. And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. (This is when the eclipse happened. Why was the sun eclipsed? They had stripped Jesus of His clothing. God just put darkness upon the earth so they would not see so much.) And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, (Why would He say that if he was God?) into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, He gave up the ghost. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. In another place it says, surely this was the Son of God. I want to go to chapter 24 now, verse 46. And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day; And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: (This was a promise of the Father, John chapter 17, that they may be one as we are one.) but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. From there, I want to go to 1st John. I will keep it in line with that, what I have been talking about from the book of John, see what more he has to say, which I will not cover it all. 4th chapter, 1st verse, Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. I guess a false prophet would be no prophet. Now go to the 1st chapter, 1st verse. That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, (Which we have heard from the beginning, he is talking about the message of Jesus, because he (John) was not in the beginning). which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us. Through His Son, I added that, through His Son. I want to get into this and leave no doubt of what I am saying when I am through, so that the critics, if they turn it down, they have turned down (rejected) the Word of God. That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son (Whose Son? Are you going to say that Jesus was His own Son?) cleanseth us from all sin. You cannot have cleansing unless you believe that God was the Father of Jesus Christ, and Jesus was the Son of God. There is no other way you can be clean. I have one more chapter here I want to read from. 2nd John, verse 1, The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, (How can you make it one? Jesus now sits on the right hand of the Father, which we know pertains to power; because the right hand is power, making intercession for us. Grace be with you, mercy, and peace from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ…) the Son of the Father, in truth and love. (You have to over ride all scripture in order to believe what some of you are believing.) I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. I have a responsibility because I am the pastor here, and I know some of you probably will not tell me how you have gotten word from a certain place that is not teaching this precious truth of God’s Word. What some are teaching is error. Not everyone in that place is believing it, but some do, because they are not grounded in truth. You who are teaching this false doctrine have sent your words here, and it has entered into Faith Assembly. This congregation stands for the truth, but I don’t like what you are doing. If you want to believe that way, go ahead, but keep it away from here: don’t bother us with it. I am not through with this message: because I want to nail the truth down solid. If there is anyone sitting here tonight that does not believe, I am presenting this in an understandable way, let me know what you are having a problem with. I will give you an answer from the Word of God.

JESUS IS NOT GOD

3-8-15 AM

It is good to see everyone this morning. It is good to see the smiles of your face’s and to know that God is so real to us in this hour of time. He is our very hope in this day of trouble and trial, when the nations have turned away and the leadership of this country, as well as others, have gone the way they have, and the stand that they are taking against Israel is so obvious. It is a time of trouble, getting ready for Jacob’s trouble, which I believe is very soon to come. When those two prophets come on the scene there in Israel, it is not going to be a pretty sight for many in Israel. They are going to pronounce judgment upon the nation; for signing a contract with the beast. Remember saints; the beast is not the man, the beast is the government. The man will come in as the head over that government, and that man will be the antichrist. Of course there are those who will say that there is a man of sin and then there is the antichrist, which is not true at all: there is only one man. There has only been one through the centuries of time. That has been the pope of Rome all along; as many will realize after it is too late. There are a lot of things I could get into on that, but I will not at this time. I have something else to talk about this morning. I have scriptures to go into today, and there will be several of them; because I do not want to leave any stone unturned. We are continuing on the subject, Jesus is not God. As I look into this, I am not proud to do what I have to do, but I feel it is necessary. I want to be obedient, but I do not want to be over emphasizing certain things, because I feel like that would probably be wrong. I am going to deal with some things that will make some people very angry. I am not sure that everyone here is going to accept it, because there have been some that have not accepted it before now. It has caused problems, but the problem was already brewing. I was not the one that caused the problem, but the things I have preached in the last four messages, and the one before that, has helped the problem along. When you see something in scripture, you hope people are going to understand. It is just like it was when I was first baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. I thought everybody should see that, but I found out very soon that sometimes you stand alone. I know I will not stand alone on this, but I do feel that this is a time that God is cleaning house. That is because there are certain ideas among many that are not going to go in the rapture. It is just not going to be as some want it to be. If you get mad at me today; because of the things I will say, then you are going to get mad at the Word of God, because what I say will be from the scriptures. That is exactly right. If you do not accept it, then that is your problem, because there have been certain ones that did not accept it, and they are in trouble with God. I am not going to mention any names this morning. When I first announced that I was going to preach on the godhead, back when I was just going to use one message on that, then I did preach on it Thursday night about the same thing. There was someone here in the states, that gets the Contender only, that called and asked me to put something on the godhead in the Contender; because they had found some things that were not right. That is why I did that. At that time, I did not know it was being dealt with under the sound of my voice. I did not know anything about that, then. There were a couple brothers that did know about it, but they had not mentioned it to me yet. Since I did not know anything about it when I started on this, I did not have any motive in my mind because of it, when I did start on it. Since I have been dealing with this subject; then there has been a falling away, a falling out I could say. Today I am going to get into it and really tell you where this has come from, not exactly where it has come from, but where it lies. I found material on this. I went over the book of John the other day; where Jesus was praying to the Father, in the 17th chapter, which is where I left off. He was always praying to the Father, not to Himself. Why would a man pray to himself? Jesus did not create the heavens and the earth: it was the Father. God is the Father of all creation. He is the One that designed the entire thing as He counceled with Himself. He was the One that set it all in motion. There are multitudes of people that want to say it was all done in six days, as we know normal days, but then, how come there are so many things out there still moving in space, that have been moving millions of years. What are you who believe like that, going to do? Are you going to bring all of it into a half day of time? God is God, and He had nobody to plan it for Him. He planned the whole thing without any help whatsoever. He even wrote our names down in the book of life at that time, because He saw with His great foreknowledge who would believe and accept His plan of Salvation in their time. Our name’s were not written down when we were in a revival meeting somewhere. Of course that is what the Pentecostal denomination believes, that your name was even put down in gold letters. Everything with them is gold. They want to preach gold. This is the message they have today, prosperity for all that contribute to them. Wait until the fall comes, which to me is right on the horizon. We are living in the day. When I say the day, I don’t mean today, but I am talking about a few months at the most, when we are going to see a real change. So prepare yourselves. Do not wait until the shock comes because it can come over night. It has come over night before. This nation is not going to get by with what it is doing, with the way things are going. Just be prepared: so that it does not affect us that much. It is going to affect everybody, but be prepared for whatever comes, and have your mind upon the Lord. Let Him lead you in the days that are ahead. Like I said, I have gone over different scriptures in John, showing that Jesus said, I am the Son of God. Some have said He never called Himself the Son of God, but He did, and the scriptures prove it. John chapter 3, John chapter 5, chapter 6. Now I want to go to John chapter 20, and look at another setting. There was an I-phone message sent out with this on it. John 20:24-29. I want to start with this, and I do want every one of you to pay attention. But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. (That is when He came to the rest of the disciples, the other eleven, which was after Mattathias had been added to the number in the place of Judas.) The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe. (Many people just have to see it with their natural eyes, because they have not the faith to believe it.) And after eight days, again His disciples were within, and Thomas with then: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God. (This is the hang up of those who are calling Jesus God, and Thomas made that statement before any of them had ever received the Holy Ghost. You cannot receive a true revelation without the Holy Ghost abiding inside.) Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book. (Now this is John talking, after he had received the Holy Ghost, because this is when he wrote it, not when Jesus was living. This is written by memory.) But theses are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; (Read it all, don’t just pick and choose. The scriptures are not for picking and choosing.) and that believing ye might have life through His name. Thomas made that statement, but Thomas did not have the Holy Ghost. You can make a lot of statements when the Spirit of God is not leading you. These are things that people are holding on to. Thomas was surprised. He did not believe what the others had told him, because he was not there. Jesus was going to prove Himself to Thomas. Then when He did prove Himself to him, Thomas excitedly said, my Lord and my God. People have taken that single event to believe that Jesus is God, when there are dozens of places that say Jesus was the Son of God. However you must understand that Thomas did not have the Holy Ghost to give him a revelation, because the Holy Ghost had not yet been given. Thomas was a man, a suddenly surprised man. He did not know what to do with what he had just seen. He just spake the first thing that came to his mind, but that does not mean he was right. The sad thing now, is that there are people who have heard the truth preached and taught for years; that are trying to teach the godhead without the Holy Ghost. I may just as well be plain about it. There are things I will leave out because I do not want anyone to think I am a know-it-all, or that I have some kind of preeminence on the scripture. The thing about it is this: I believe the message I see and understand; and I have it as a revelation that cannot be compromised. I walk in that truth, because here we are, fifty one years beyond those things that have been said. Now certain people want to go back and pull out things that they themselves do not understand, and try to teach them as a revelation. Before I came in here this morning, I felt checked on how much I should say, but I have to say enough to let you know some things that are going on. Some have taken this Bible, they have taken a Bible, not their Bible, but a Bible, because they do not believe that anymore. They have held that up in one hand, and held the Spoken Word Book up in their other hand, and then throw the Bible down and say, This is my Bible. As I said the other day; what they have said about Bro. Branham, that everything he preached after 1963 or anything he said, was thus saith the Lord. That is just human ideas. Somebody said to a man that was saying that, what if Bro. Branham said to his wife, go get me a drink of water? He replied; That is thus saith the Lord. They all held on to that 1977 prediction, and I remember when Bro. Jackson and some others were down here at King’s Table one time. A certain man was talking about 1977 and said, Bro. Jackson, what about 1977, we have not come there yet, but it was already 1981. See? They don’t want to let things go. When we get so dogmatic about certain things, that we cannot hear truth, we have missed the mark. The message I want to talk to you about this morning, I was there when it was preached in 1964. It was just four minutes short of being three hours long. I began to wonder after that message was preached, what is the difference in us and the Jesus only people? I did not do anything about it, I did not say anything about it to anyone. I remember though, that when Bro. Larry Wells started coming here in 1968 and was baptized, we were standing outside here with Bro. Jackson, and it was mentioned about the godhead. Bro. Wells said, well I sure don’t see three Gods, I can maybe see two individuals, but not three. As I say that, that might not be the exact words, but I want to say it so that you can understand it, which would be God and His Son Jesus Christ. Bro. Jackson was listening, I guess he had pondered this a long time in his mind. Right after that he preached on the godhead. I never doubted the message. I believed it because it answered it for me, the question, to where it gave me enlightenment to what part Jesus had in it. I remember this was the time he took the glass of water and said I can take this glass and dip it in the ocean. I will then have every part that is in the ocean in it the glass. I will have it in this glass, but I will not have the whole ocean. He said he was likening that to Jesus Christ, in whom was the godhead bodily, but He was not God. He was not the Creator. There is always an answer if we listen. I heard of this message that was preached in 1964; I was there, The Unveiling of God. This is what got some people all stirred up, because they have gone back there and taken that message and made Jesus to be God. I found it, I looked it up, I listened to it. It is both vocal and written out, written in verses just like the Bible is, on the Internet. I am going to read to you some of the things that were said by Bro. Branham in 1964. I am not going to condemn Bro. Branham because he was the messenger for the age, but there were things said: You will just have to listen to it yourselves. I have some excerpts, and there are plenty more, down to 113, which is as far as I went, skipping certain ones, but there are 380 and some, what you would call verses. This is the title of the message, The Unveiling of God. I am just taking part out of each verse because they were too long, but I did not do that to to where I would make a mistake in the message. Number 31. The eleven knew that He (talking about Jesus) was God, and God alone. Verse 49, Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New Testament. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, God changed himself, changes His form in each one. He came as Father, then He came as Son, then He came as Holy Ghost. The same person. This is not what I believe, but many are believing it, so I have got to do this in order to show some; that somebody is wrong. Verse 55, He changed His mask. He likened it to Shakespeare. He said, in Shakespeare, one man will do different parts, but it is always the same man. God changed His mask. Then it said, He was the Son of Man, Son God, will be the Son of David. He was the Son of Man while He was on earth, because that means prophet, but then when He comes back in the Holy Ghost, He is the Son of God. This is what he said. Then when He rules, He will be the Son of David. Son of Man, prophet, Son of God, in the Holy Ghost, when He came back to live in the hearts and lives of His children. Number 61, he says Jesus never called Himself the Son of God,but I just went over that last Sunday, showing that He always called Himself Son of Man in His ministering to the people, because He was a prophet on the earth, but then, when He came back in the Holy Ghost: He was the Son of God. That is what it said. We know that Jesus called Himself the Son of God, because He was the Son of God. If you believe the Bible, that is undisputable, because God was His Father, simply because Mary had a seed of life implanted in her womb by the Holy Ghost, which was none other than God Himself. Jesus has always been the Son of God, simply because the virgin Mary became with child by the Holy Ghost, which is God, the great Creator of all things. He was the Son of God from the very beginning, because the Bible said the Holy Ghost would overshadow Mary and she would conceive and bring forth a Son. That made Him the Son of God. He did not have two fathers. He was the Son of God, Son of the Holy Ghost, and all true believers know that God the Creator of all things is the Holy Ghost, and that the Holy Ghost is God. Then the Holy Ghost came to dwell in His Son Jesus with all the fullness of His attributes, like the glass of water I mentioned. We are now sons and daughters of God by the Holy Ghost that also dwells in us, but we do not have the fullness of His attributes like His only begotten Son has. Looking back at the Brother branham message, Number 69, it says, Then after the Holy Spirit came, He was then the Son of God. What does He do now? He returns as Son of Man. That came from Luke 17:30, in the end time, the Son of Man, which means as a prophet. Number 78, of that message says, All the Godhead bodily was in this person Jesus Christ. He was God and God alone. Brothers and sisters: I am not doing this to try to tear down the man God used in such a wonderful way, but this false teaching by these others had to be corrected. Number 79 says, Elohim was made flesh, and we handled Him. Elohim was never flesh. God is a Spirit. No man has ever seen God with natural vision, or touched Him with human hands, because a spirit cannot be seen or touched. That also says, The great Jehovah that covered all space, time and everywhere, was made man. He was not made man Himself, but He made man; when He spoke the seed of life into the virgin Mary and she brought forth a Son of the One that planted the seed of life in her. I can go all the way through this message: the unveiling of God, and find all those statements; but surely any true son or daughter of God has heard enough to get them on the right track spiritually speaking. The Greeks wanted to see God, when they came to the disciple Philip, and said, we would see Jesus. But he said, they came to see God, and they see a Man. They could not see God, because God was veiled to them. God was veiled in a Man. This is the last one I am going to read, 113. There was their God hanging on Calvary, and they were too blind to see it. That is the last one I am going to read. This is what certain ones have gotten hung up on and a certain man that has been teaching this, which Bro. Branham said, I say, if you are not called to peach, stay out of the pulpit. That is where this kind of trouble is started. It is somebody just like Bro. David North prophesied about, and I will not say any more about that; if you know what I mean. I want to go to the scriptures now. I did not have this copied down, but I am going to go to it anyhow It is John 14. Listen to the scripture. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. I will say this now, if you are hung up on this thing of Jesus being God, you better get away from it. Jesus is the object of worship. He is Lord. I worship Him as my Lord, but I do not worship Him as my God. I do not pray to Him as my God either. I pray to God, my heavenly Father, which art in heaven. In my Father’s house (He just as well say He is the Son of God in such a statement.) are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. The denominational world has Jesus up there building mansions, golden streets and all such. When He was on the cross, He said, it is finished, and it was finished. It is already there. All your inheritance is already there. All you have to do is occupy until He comes again. Jesus has not been up there building anything. That would take Him off His mediatorial throne, because He has been there mediating for you and I and for all true believers down through the ages. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto Him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, (He knew He was going to die. He knew there was only one way, and that it is through Him; because of His blood being shed. I want to do my best to straighten these things out; so that you nor I come up short by not knowing who we worship, or how we worship. Jesus said, I am come in my Father’s name; but that is not Jehovah. Jesus was given that name by the Father, because He was the only begotten, and I want you to understand this for sure: He was not the only son of God: He is the only begotten Son of God. We were not begotten sons of God. We were begotten by our human parents, but Jesus had no earthly father or mother. You might say; He called Mary His mother. Well she was the one that served more or less as, I do not really want to say an incubator, but as a surrogate. That is because the cell of life that was placed in Mary was from God, and God alone. How did He do it? He is the Creator you know. Jesus is not a creator. He did say, I am the way…) the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, (Who is He talking about? He is talking about His ineFather, the Creator of all things.) but by me. It all has to come through Him; because the blood that was shed was a replacement for the animal blood, which could not take away sin, but His blood covers our sins. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him. Seen Him how? You have seen the works that He did through His Son. When God sent a messenger to this age, there was healing that took place, but it was not Bro. Branham; just like it was not Paul, it was not Peter, it was not James or John doing the healing. They were everyone just working in obedience to the Father. Even when Peter walked down the street and people were healed when his shadow passed over them, it was because their faith had been built up to the point that they needed something to be able to look at to consummate their belief. Whenever they had that experience of Peter’s shadow passing over them; they accepted their healing, but the healing came from God. That is why it could be said; when you have seen Jesus you have seen the Father, He Himself said to Phillip, John 14:9, Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? In all those miracles you have seen the Father. You have seen the Father’s work. I do nothing except my Father show me. It is the Father in me, He said, doing the work. That is speaking of the Holy Ghost, the Father in Him. Jesus saith unto him, have I been so long time with you, and yet has thou not know me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? I don’t see how anyone can miss that; because the Father is the invisible one to the human eye, in Jesus, doing the work. Let us go back to the 11th chapter of John. Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. Therefore his sisters sent unto Jesus, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, He said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God (the Son of God, He was both Son of Man and Son of God while He was here on earth in bodily form. He was Son of Man when He was prophesying. That was His office, go back to what is mentioned in Daniel, but it is mentioned often in Ezekiel, Son of Man, which means prophet. That the Son of God…) might be glorified thereby. Go back to the 15th chapter. I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. That is not the same office. The husbandman is the one that is over the vineyard. He is the owner. But Jesus has likened Himself to a vine, and by Him likening Himself unto a vine, it is we the believers that bear the fruit. The vine does not bear the fruit, but the life comes up through the vine and goes into the branches. We are the branches off of that. That is why it said that He purges. If we don’t believe truth, then He purges. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: (He who, takes it away? He is not saying I take it away. The husbandman, He takes it away.) and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. I want to go from there to 1st John 2:18-24. Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, (Let that soak in a little bit. If we are teaching something contrary to the Word of God, then that makes us antichrist, anti-Word, antichrist.) even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. There are people right now standing on the brink of that. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Those are strong words, but I did not write them: I am just following instructions. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. How are you going to leave one off? You cannot do it if you are a true son or daughter of God. What this is, is taking the Word of God and making it less important than a message you have heard somewhere. God allowed these circumstances, because all of it causes people to have to make a choice: whether they will follow the WORD of God, or a statement of someone they respect. As Joshua said, choose you this day who you will serve. You have a choice, I have a choice. I want to make the right choice. I do not want to let somebody else’s influence guide me: I want what I believe to guide me, because what I believe came from the Word of God. I am not going to let it slip away just to please someone who feels like he is the only one that knows anything. 1st John 3, verse 1, says this, Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure. By having this hope in us, the hope that is in us makes us pure as God is pure. Jesus, in St. John 17, tells the disciples, now you are sanctified by the Word. God don’t even remember our past. If we have surrendered our life to Him, we have been born again, walking in the Spirit of God, and our past life is not even remembered: It will never be brought up for any reason. If we would judge ourselves, we shall not be judged. That is what I want out of this message, for us to judge truth, and then we will be able to judge ourselves by the truth. If you listen to this false doctrine from anyone, regardless of whether they are your friends, loved ones, or whoever; if you listen to it, you are a part of it. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin. (That of course, is speaking of Jesus.) Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous. (He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.) For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. It don’t register with everyone, but if we make a mistake, we admit it, repent and ask forgiveness and it is forgiven. It is put in His forgetfulness. God will never bring it up. Praise God! He forgets our sin and we are made righteous through the blood of Jesus Christ. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. Let us go to chapter 4, starting with verse 1. Beloved, believe not every spirit, (There are spirits motivating men, but he is saying, beloved, child of God, son and daughter of God. If you know more about this than I do, have at it, but his first words are, believe not every spirit…) but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God. (Why don’t he just come out and say every spirit is of God? Because every religious spirit is not of God. Religious spirits are the ones that cause problems; because they are of the devil: make believers ) Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. Are we trusting in that? Are we letting the Spirit of God lead us? They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. The thing about it is, if we don’t believe God’s Word, we do not love God. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son (But it was God that sent Him. These that are causing this uproar, are saying God sent Himself? What they are actually saying, is that the Sovereign Creator of all things, actually became a little baby. Some Christmas song they sing, is (when Mary touched the face of Jesus, she touched the face of God.) That is sick. People that are ready to believe just anything; just fall all over that; tears run down their face. I have seen it. Well we know God sent His only begotten Son…) into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. If this is not getting through to you, I don’t know what would. I just don’t understand you who believe such as we have been talking about. It is just that you think you know it all, and you don’t want to listen to anyone else. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. (He is a Spirit: No man hath seen God ever, but you have seen His works, you have seen the creation. You can see Jesus Christ when He was on the earth, but you were not seeing God unless you were seeing the works of God in Him. I say that again, my father works, I work hitherto, I do nothing without the Father showing me.) If we love one another, (That is not talking about phileo love, like loving your son or daughter, husband or wife, but that is the love of God, agape love, that is inside you, that He places in there; the kind of love that hears and sees things and other people the way God sees and loves. That will not let you believe anything but truth.) God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of His Spirit. Let us read one more scripture in 1st John, then I will close for this morning. Go to the next chapter. It just keeps on going, there is no end to it. He keeps the subject as he goes. How can anyone miss that? Go to Chapter 5, Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: (That is not a make believe, that is a real belief.) and every one that loveth Him that begat loveth Him also that is begotten of Him. You do not only love Him, but you love Him who was begotten of Him. We are brothers and sisters, not foreigners. We are closer than any brother or sister we have on this earth, unless they are a blood bought brother or sister. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous. I hate to do that, I will do that, but I hate to do it. That is not the right attitude. We love Him because He first loved us. Oh the love of God, how rich, how pure, how measureless and strong. It shall forevermore endure, the saints and angels song. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: (The world is our footstool, we have overcome it. I do not want to partake of the things the world has to offer us. ) and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? That is as plain as is necessary for those who are true believers of the written Word of God. Continued next issue.

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Jesus Is Not God, Part 1 – 2015, April

Jesus Is Not God, Part 1 - 2015, April

Introduction

Rev. James Allen

I mentioned last week about the subject we are going to be on this morning. It is a one time thing for now, I want it put in the Contender as soon as possible, because there are some that do not have the internet. I got a phone call from a brother a week ago about this subject. He wanted to know the answer to some things because he had got some of Bro. Branham’s books and so on and was left confused about the godhead, he believed it but was still confused. That is different than not accepting it, because there are people that just don’t understand everything all at once. Confusion can come whenever they read something in a different manner. So today I want to put some time in on this. It is in answer to a question. I have a lot of scriptures here, there is no way I can get to them all, but you can copy them down and go to them later. If you spend time in it, you can go to the 8th chapter of John and on through there, are a lot of things on this subject, as Jesus is talking about his Father much of the time. Why would He talk and pray to the Father if He were the Father? That is a greater mystery to me, when some are saying, well Jesus is God, He prays to the Father, so I ask you, why would He pray to the Father if He is the Father? That makes no sense at all, so I will began this message by saying this, Jesus is not God. That is going to burst some peoples’ bubbles, but so be it: truth is truth. The proof is in the pudding, as they always say. That is as much a mystery as the trinity is. We know there is no trinity. It is a thing in man’s mind that did not come about until a hundred years after Jesus was crucified. Then you get into that, later on in 325, when Constantine called the Nicene Council, which is when they determined that there was a trinity. The man that stood against it, was made to look like a fool before them, (they thought), but not before God. He believed that Jesus was the Son of God. They did not want to hear that, because they had already got into the political realm. The Emperor at that time, is the one that called that council and wanted to get it straightened out about the trinity. That was Constantine. It just made a mess, with six hundred and some people standing against one little man. That makes no difference whatsoever, because it would not matter if there had been ten thousand standing against him, trinity is still wrong. The trinity is wrong because there never was a trinity. There was not a trinity when the world was created, like some believe. It says God, in the beginning: I have it listed on the screen over there: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, period. There was nobody else there. These who believe in a trinity, will go over into the epistles, where there are words that have been added, which I will go to if the Lord is willing. I want to go ahead and look at Genesis, chapter1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Period. Then they go to verse 26 and say, see there: there was more than one. Verse 26 says, And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. They will say, see there: there is a trinity. Listen, as He goes back to the singular. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. Where is the trinity in that? When He said, let us, He had to be speaking to angels, which were spirit beings. Why do I say that? This is why, because it says, God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. That answers the question. One of the questions was, Bro. Branham said that God made the seed of every one of us back in the beginning. If you want to say Word was the seed, then I will accept that. It was His thought. As I was thinking about this, we read in the 40th chapter of Isaiah, Let us go there. I want to make this as plain as I possibly can, but I cannot make anyone understand: God will have to give you the understanding. Verse 13, Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being His counselor hath taught Him? With whom took He counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of judgment, and taught Him knowledge, and showed to Him the way of understanding? (I say also, Who was there to do that?) Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, He taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before Him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will ye liken God? Or what likeness will ye compare unto Him? See? God counseled with Himself, there was nobody else. As I was thinking about this, the vastness of God’s creation, somebody sent me an e-mail about one of the pictures that NASA has shown, the vastness of Gods creation. God, being eternal, He could have spent millions and billions of years thinking and planning this thing, before He ever did anything. It did not just happen over night, like they want you to believe. The religious world wants you to believe that in six of our days God created the heaven and the earth, six natural days, which has nothing to do with creation. The world was already here when the rest of the 1st chapter of Genesis came about, the world was already here and had already been judged. That is why you see all those fossils and things that have been discovered. God is bringing them out of a refrigerated state. The first day, which was a thousand years, the second day, the third, the fourth, fifth, and the sixth, all one thousand years each, then God rested the seventh day, another thousand years. That was a seven thousand year period of time. Here we are, better than six thousand years again, which in this seventh thousand years of time, very soon now, is going to be the Millennium. As I looked at that, I was thinking about this, I am not here to criticize Bro. Branham. Bro. Jackson himself said Bro. Branham made dual statements. Even on up until the time of his death, he made statements like, Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New. That left me in a confused state because I began to wonder what difference is there in what we believe and what the Jesus only, or the UPC people believe? I know the Branham move would hate me for saying that, but I cannot help it, we have truth to stand on. and God is truth. God is love, but God is true and He will not put up with foolishness. Years before, Bro. Branham went up to northern Indiana to fish and relax for a few days. He came upon a group of people which were Jesus only believers. He was there with them several days and they had him preach. This was the coming out of bipartisanism, which was what he was, this was a step up. I came out of the Methodist Church. I believed in trinity. I am being honest with you. Now I know there is no such thing as trinity in the godhead. It is something that has come up because people will go to Matthew 28:18 and say, well right there is the trinity. It is talking about the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, but really, there is no name there, and it says in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. You find no name there, but Jesus said I am come in my Father’s name. Jesus was in the foreknowledge of God when He created this entire thing. Everything He created was all in His thoughts. He thought the whole thing through, counseled with Himself, before He ever created anything. You do not just throw something there and hope it hits in the right place. It has taken these stars and all, millions of years to get where they are. They did not just happen. Of course scientists say there was a big explosion. I do not find fault with that: it produced something, and God caused that explosion. He is the Creator of all things, and without Him nothing was made. As far as that is concerned, if you go to John 1:1, you will find that even you were in His thoughts before He ever created anything. As you look at predestination in the 1st chapter of Ephesians, you will see that you were there from the foundation of the world. He thought it all out before He created anything. You are not an after thought: you were in His thoughts from the very creation that we speak of. It is time that believers get things straight in their mind, so they are not sidetracked or fooled by somebody that is just out to be recognized as something he is not. Such as these, are not anointed by the Holy Ghost. We three are the preachers here. I am the pastor. I will not stand here and let somebody take over the service, teaching something that I know is wrong. If you want to believe it, believe it, but don’t try to push it off on this congregation. I received a phone call from a person here in the United States. This brother wanted to know about something, because he was reading from some of the books of Bro. Branham. I made it simple for him, Jesus is not God. Jesus was not there when the world was created. He was a thought in the mind of the Great Creator, but He had no part in creating. He was in God’s thought, but He was not there in any form. Until the day that Gabriel came to Mary and talked with her, saying, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: In Matthew 1;18, WE FIND THESE WORDS. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Until that time, Jesus was not anywhere except in the mind of the Great Creator before that time. In Matthew 1:20, The angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph, so notice what he said. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. That seed was not already in the heavens. It was placed there in Mary’s womb by the Holy Ghost. It did not pre-live: it was a pre-thought, but it did not pre-live. Then when you go to Matthew 1:23, it says His name shall be called Emmanuel, which being interpreted is God with us. That pertains to the Spirit inside Him. Jesus said, I do nothing except the Father tell me. 2nd Corinthians 5, verses 17-2. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, (who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ) and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, (or witness) that God was in Christ, (The Holy Ghost). Otherwise the man Jesus would just have been a good man, an ordinary man, but without sin, which He was until the age of 30 when He went to be baptized by John, and then received the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is not a person; and He is not a bird. He is a sovereign Spirit. He came to Jesus shaped as a dove for visual purposes, but when the Holy Ghost came to the people in the upper room, He came as tongues of fire. God can manifest anything it takes to fulfill His purpose. Some people, when they hear this will say, well you are the only ones that believe that. I just have to say, true believers believe that. If you are a make believer or an unbeliever, of course you don’t believe it. A pastor is a man, not a woman, a man that stands in the pulpit and every spirit is subject to that, as he stands to minister the Word of God. All things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation, to witness that God was in Christ…) reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: (See? The Holy Ghost which entered into Christ, when He gave His life to pay our sin debt, and ascended into heaven, He said I will send back the Holy Ghost in my name, because the name of Jesus, is the name that the Father gave Him. His name is Jesus, and let me say this, Christ is not His second name, Christ is the anointing. That is what Christ means. We can say Jesus the Christ, Jesus the anointed one.) be ye reconciled to God. God could not die. He had to have a substitute for us, not for Him. Jesus did not die for Himself: He was sinless, but He died for us, that we might be reconciled to God the Father. 1st Corinthians 10. God is recognized as life. John chapter 1 says no man hath seen God at any time. Verse 1, Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. I agree with that, but it was not Jesus: it was the Holy Ghost. See? I agree with that statement, but Jesus was not there. He was not the fourth man in the fire either: it was an angel of the Lord that came down to protect those three Hebrew children. This is not Jesus. It was that anointing that broke the water from the rock. How did that spirit of Christ, the anointing I might say, how did that anointing manifest in the wilderness? It was a fire, a fire by night and a cloud by day. The same one that Moses met in Mt. Horeb. 1st Corinthians 15, starting in verse 20. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming. Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; (Why would it be the Father, if Jesus was not God’s Son? Deliver up the kingdom to the Father.) when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For He hath put all things under His feet. But when He saith all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him. And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, (Be subject to Him that put all things under Him. That is God, the Father.) that God may be all in all. Jesus then is in subjection to the Father, because all things are put under Him, and the last thing that is put under Him is death. When death is all subdued, then Jesus becomes our elder brother. Then that is worlds without end. It is a little bit hard sometimes for people to think about eternity because there is no end to it. But from eternity, God is like a big circle, you do not know where to poke your finger into it to start, because there is no starting place. The Spirit that is in you, the Holy Ghost is a part of God, just like Jesus was a part of God because He had the Spirit of God in Him. You have the Spirit of God in you, and when God wanted a family, He saw in the very beginning that it would take death in order to bring life. He did make the angels, but He wanted somebody redeemed. Bro. Turner sings the song, I am redeemed by love divine, glory, glory, Christ is mine. Let us get unbelief out of our hearts, let us get it out of our minds. The Bible says to go on, go on with God. Paul even talks about many things that people are hung up on now as being the very beginning of your salvation, repentance and things like that, baptism and all the things that were first in our salvation experience. We should be over all of this, and on our way unto perfection, which is going to climax pretty soon. Do not allow yourself to get lost in the bushes of confusion and unbelief. Let us go to Colossians, 3rd chapter. I will start in verse 16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart’s to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him. Somebody would rather look at the statement of somebody and go on with that, than look at the scripture, because it seems that the scripture does not mean that much to them. That causes problems. Let us go to the 1st chapter of John. If you want the Bible to speak to you, get your life on Bible terms. In the beginning was the Word, (or the thought) and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. How many do you see there? Do you see three? Do you see more than One? All things were made by Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life and the life was the light of men. The light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehended it not. Wherever God is, darkness flees, because God is light. That is why it is so important. It will shine right down into our soul’s. That light shining down into us cannot be hid, because Jesus said it is like a city set on a hill, that is what we are. He said in John’s Gospel, I am the light of the world, but then in Matthew He said, you are the light of the world. It is the same light that comes from that Eternal Being. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through Him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.” This Light was not manifested until Jesus was baptized. On over in the chapter it says, That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” See what it is? John has already seen all this evidence, and as he is writing this, he is looking back. This is not coming forward as it happens, this has already happened and John is looking back at it. “He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, (Jesus, by His death and resurrection, gave us power to become the sons and daughters of God.) even to them that believe on His name. Which were born, not of blood, (It was not a man and a woman getting together for a relationship, that brought Jesus into the world; and our eternal life will require nothing but believing and surrendering to God. Jesus shed His blood to make that possible. When Gabriel met Mary, recorded in the book of Luke, he told her, you will have a son and call his name Jesus. In Matthew, when Joseph had doubts, he was told the same thing in a dream. The angel told him the same story, and told him, His name shall be called Jesus. Here it is, two witnesses. Which were born not of blood, or the will of flesh…) nor of the will of man, but of God.” Only in the thought of God until He manifested that thought. You were only in the thought of God as Jesus was, and you did not pre-exist before that your natural birth, except in the thought of God. He did not pre-exist in body form. He existed in the thoughts of God. And the Word was made flesh, (God’s thought was made flesh. It is God all along, because Jesus always referred to Him as Father. Even when He taught the disciples to pray, He said Pray, Our Father which art in heaven. Why would He say that, if He were God and on earth then? Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done. He is talking of the Millennium all along there. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us are trespasses, or our debts, as we forgive those that trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation. See? He is telling them to pray to the Father. That is why we begin our prayer, Father God, or precious heavenly Father. But we end it, in the name of Jesus Christ, because He is our substitute, our mediator, and our authority to speak to the Father. We could not die to pay our sin debt. we did not have anything to pay with, but He had pure blood for a sacrifice, and like he said, He came to fulfill the law. We had nothing to do with our salvation. It is a free gift. If I give you something free, then you owe me nothing. If He gave me free salvation, the only thing I owe Him is my life. All I can say is, here I am. I cannot bargain with God. Neither can you. Salvation is a free gift. Carnal minded man has always stacked so many things on that, there was no faith left in it. By the time we get them all peeled off, down to the nitty-gritty, we have lost our faith. In that scripture, it says the Word was made flesh. God is the Word and He, which is Spirit, did not become a fleshly being, He spoke, and a seed of life was implanted in Mary’s virgin womb….) and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John bare witness of Him and cried, saying, This was He of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for He was before me. (in God’s thought.) And of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; (Only showed up in light. These people that have had these heavenly experiences, which were supposed to have died and gone to heaven and then come back, they saw the Father, as a great big guy. Then they saw the Son, He was smaller. I never did remember what they said about the Holy Ghost. I will say this though: you saw the wrong vision, because God is represented in light. You cannot corral Him into one place. Jesus did not try to do that. He knew His Father still ran the universe, and knew what part He would have in the Millennium, and then, after the Millennium has accomplished its purpose, Jesus turns everything back to the Father. Just as I read there in the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians. One thing I want to emphasize is that No man hath seen God at any time…) the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, (See? He is looking back now.) He hath declared Him. How did He declare Him? Go over into the book of John, you will see how He declared Him. Let me go to John 5, starting with verse 19. Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: (See? All along in Jesus’ ministry, He was not just haphazardly doing things. He has already showed what the Father would do, just like Peter and John coming into the temple there in the beautiful gate, as they came in, they saw this man that had been born lame. He had laid there, I believe it was thirty eight years or so, in that condition where he could not walk. He sat there, Jesus no doubt had passed by him many times, but it was not time. Everything in its time, do not try to hurry God, just listen to Him. Believe His Word, it will come to pass. What you are seeking will come to pass, if you will let it run its course. Jesus said, ask. He was not just saying, ask and forget it. Ask Believing. The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do…) for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. He is watching for leadership. How many times did Bro. Branham stand there, waiting for the angel of the Lord, because he said, I cannot do anything until He comes. He would talk to somebody, talk about this and that, until the angel of the Lord showed him. He said, he is not further than this from me. He was not doing the healing on his own. I am looking for great things to happen in the body of Christ, but they may not come the way we think they will. We have got to be in acceptance to what He does. For the Father loveth the Son, (How can you make Jesus God? How can you do that? How can you listen to somebody that tries to do that? Listen to the Word of God, and you will know that Jesus is not God.) and showeth Him all things that Himself doeth; and He will show Him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom He will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son. His very life was a judge, and His death, that became our judge because we must accept Him. I hope you are getting something out of this. That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which sent Him. These preachers in this day, Schuler, Rick Warren, that mess of stuff, taking their crosses off of the church houses because they do not want to offend the Muslims. What a shame! They call themselves Chrislams. No matter what you call yourselves: you are nothing that God will accept. They go into these Muslim synagogues and preach for them. What can they preach in those places? You certainly could not preach a true revelation of the Word of God even if you had it, but you do not. You are poor pitiful people. Oh yes, you have your big books, your big ministry, but you don’t have Jesus Christ; because He would not go into those places. Since I have said that, let me say this, Islam is now talking about taking over Judaea and Samaria and Gaza. Go ahead! The United States is not going to do anything to prevent it, but Israel will show you how to fight a war; and there will not be very many of you left alive when it is over. You will not be beheading your enemies: you will be running for your lives. When I look at this sick bunch of people, how our president is negotiating with their daddy, Iran, it lets me know their time is short. Our President does not want Netanyahu around. Netanyahu is always a plug in their drift. I am not bragging on Netanyahu, but he does have more honor than that bunch of stuff we hear about in the News. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, (Are you listening?) hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. (The dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, as He speaks of the plan and purpose of the Father.) For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself; (It is all from the Father, the Father hath given, because of Jesus’ obedience, because He went to the cross to give His blood for our salvation, because we had nothing to offer for deliverance from our sins and sicknesses. Our blood would not take care of anything, but His blood took care of everything.) And hath given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man. Ephesians 2, starting with verse 4, says this. But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (With Christ, He put us on a footing with Christ Jesus. When the Millennium comes, He is not going to sit off over here somewhere on a big seat: He is going to dwell with us. He will be King in that Millennium era, but we are also going to be kings and priests with Him.) Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by grace are ye saved; And hath raised us up together, (We are living in heavenly places now. He has raised us up together. With the Spirit of God in you, He is dwelling in our midst, that we might be a part of Him. I am not degrading Jesus, He is our only hope. And hath raised us up together…) and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. That is what we felt this morning. It was His Spirit inside, rejoicing. God has made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ. You may be sick in body, but you are still in heavenly places. Do not let the devil drag you down. Praise God whenever you get the opportunity, lift Him higher than everything else, because He is. All of us go through things that are not easy, but I am glad of that, because we do go through them: we do not stop in the midst of them: we go through them. We do not just open the gate to get in the gate opening. We have gone nowhere if we just stand in the in the open gate; but if we walk on through, then we are in a different location. God is desiring us to be in a different location than what we are, even this morning. He wants His great name to be lifted up and given worship and praise. Jesus said, And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. He will draw all men unto Him, that we may walk together in heavenly places. God’s plan is this, That in ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. (See? It is God all along.) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of (Who?) God. Let me go to Ephesians, verse 1 where we find this, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace; Wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence. I was thinking about that verse, where it says God created all things, and it says by Jesus Christ. That by Jesus Christ is not in the original. It has been added in translating. I have Ephesians 3:9 in the Lamsa translation. That I might enlighten all men that they may see what is the dispensation of the mystery which for ages had been hidden from the world by God who created all things.That is as far as it goes. If you remember, Bro. Jackson said that the King James version was translated by Trinitarians, and that there are places where they did add things that was not in the original manuscript. This is one of the places. I still use the King James to preach from, because I don’t want to mix people up with all the other things that are worded differently.

JESUS IS NOT GOD

1-29-2015

We know we are living in the end time now. They have given out numbers of how many Holocaust victims there are left alive in the world. `It is very few. They have said, we are getting to go into the seventieth year pretty soon, and if it goes to seventy five years, there would be hardly any of hem left alive. I remember Bro. Jackson saying that there would be Holocaust victims still living when the Lord comes. It is getting mighty close. One indication is, the stock market is going up and down since September 25th. What will it be when September 13th this year comes around? That starts a new Jewish year. That will finish up the Shemitah year. We need to get our houses in order. The coming of the Lord draweth nigh. We know that the teachings of many in this hour are ahead of time. Some of them think we are already in the tribulation or in that seven year period of time, and some think it is coming this coming year. We know that none of that is true because the seven year period of time will not come until the Jews are at least almost finished with their temple, and the two prophets come on the scene. There will be animal sacrifice again in Israel. The way I understand it, they have a breeding program; and they already have many red heifers that they are growing. I am sure a lot of them do not even know what it is for. When the ground is cleared, with the Mosque of Omar gone, then they will spread ashes of the red heifer to purify the ground, before building the temple. This is all getting very close. As we look at things that are happening now, we know that Gentile time is very short. This is really not part of my message. I just wanted to say that; and now I am going to finish up what I was on Sunday morning. I thought I was through, but I had different ones speak to me concerning the help it was to them. That is what I am here for. If I can help somebody understand something a little better, that is what I am here for. As far as I am concerned, it is clear in my mind. However not everyone has that full revelation, because, as Bro. Kevin has said, and I have said also, this will be one of the last things that will be understood before the coming of the Lord. The godhead is still a mystery to some. It will be fully understood by the bride before we get out of here. This goes to different countries; and to different nationalities of believers, so I want to do my best by the help of the Lord, to make it understandable for all. I am going to Revelation 1 verse 1, now. I want you to listen carefully, to how this reads. Don’t just read over it: think about it. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John: Who bare record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that He saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, (and understand it) and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, (which is God) and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne; (Then and, which is a conjunction, you know that.) And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; (Is that hard to understand? Are we reading something that is a mystery? It is a mystery to some people who claim to be of the bride, simply because they have their mind already set on their traditions. If you believe that Jesus is God, what I say is not going to change you. If you believe in a trinity, this message is not going to change you. Not unless you get the Holy Ghost and He gives you a true revelation. A revelation will change you. It changed my ideas, my thinking, and got me on the right track. This scriptural truth is for the foundation of the Christian believers, because that is what it says in the 4th chapter of Ephesians, unto the knowledge of the Son of God.) to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen. (Now in this, God speaks again.) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (There is only one Almighty.) I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the Word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. In this 1st chapter, he is establishing the very premise of this book, where it sprang from, of its origin. When you go over to Revelation 21, you see it again. I am not going to go to that tonight. I want to go to Revelation 3:11-14. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, (Jesus is calling Him, my God.) and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 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. What is he talking about, the beginning of the creation of God? IT IS THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW CREATION OF GOD. You take the Old Testament, it is a foreshadow of the New. The New Testament is brought out from what God was seeking to do for mankind under a Law, which man could not keep, because we are a stubborn people. There is no way the Jews could ever keep the Law. God said, I found David my servant after my own heart. But David failed, yet in his heart he did not fail. His weakness was in his flesh. When Jesus came to change our thinking, He came to dwell inside us. The Spirit of God that dwelt in Him, dwells in us also: not only to change our thinking, but to guide us, and lead us into truth. Therefore the flesh is conquered in Him. I tuned into a preacher the other night, and I turned right on by him, because he was talking about the 7th chapter of the book of Romans, talking about how much trouble Paul had in the flesh. He did not even understand what he was talking about. Paul is talking about the Law, the trouble he had under the Law. But when he came into the 8th chapter, it is completely different. Let me go over that a little. Let us go to the 7th verse of the 7th chapter. He has already spoken about what God has done for him. What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. That is what made man realize he was a sinner, the Law. It was after Jesus came and died, when the gospel went to the Gentiles, even before they ever realized they were sinners. They just did whatever they felt like doing in their mind, with no conscience that what they were doing was wrong. We were the same way. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence, (which is sexual desire and lust) for without the law sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: (That is the things he did, he felt no guilt, that is really what that is saying. He is not meaning that he was Christian, he is not meaning he was a believer. Of course Paul was a believer in the Law. For I was alive without the law once…) but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. (He is talking about before the Law came.) And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. I will not keep going on it, but he goes on with it. Listen to what he says in chapter 8. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. There is no condemnation. We do not have to live under that umbrella. God has made us free. He has made us whole and complete. The Gentile world had always lived as they wanted to. As Paul went to different places where he went preaching, it was always in the midst of idol worship. Corinth was nothing but a cesspool of the enemy. We do thank God though, because, There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. Let us now go to Revelation 3 again. I want to go to verse 20. Jesus is speaking, Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: (This is in the end time, which is why there are so many teachings, so many ideas floating around out there. Prophecy preaches are so much out of the book, they could never find their way back. Once they believed one thing, now they believe another thing. When I heard a message, I heard truth in 1961, and it changed my life. I have never wanted to go back to that Methodist system. They offered me nothing then, they offer me nothing now. What was that Borax commercial, 20 mule team, they could never pull me back to that system. God has brought us through something, to something that is real. Behold I stand at the door and knock…) if any man hear my voice, (He is speaking in this hour. He spoke to me. He still speaks. All I have to do is be in a place to listen. I am not talking about at Faith Assembly, I am talking about at my home or wherever I am, I need to listen wherever I am, and so do you. I want to listen.) and open the door. This is all on our part. If we open the door, in other words, He, Jesus, comes by invitation. I remember how those denominational churches would say, I give you an invitation. Well He is the one that gives the invitation. All that the Father hath given me. I can remember when they used to run to everybody they thought was a sinner and beg them to come to the altar. They would say something like this to them, your baby may die, you may lose your husband if you don’t come. Just trying to scare people into something they called salvation. I like what Bro. Branham said about that, if they can scare you into it, they can scare you out of it. That knocking will stop one day. One day soon, it will be the last knock. Do not let the devil run over you. Young people, don’t let the devil lie to you and run over you. You have a right by the grace of God, to stand against the devil. You young people can resist the devil the same as adults. The Spirit of God in you is your assurance that you have authority to resist and rebuke the devil. He is a trouble maker, so don’t wait until he comes with that trouble to get ready to resist him, get everything ready ahead of time and be ready. We have armor to protect us. Ephesians 6:11 “ Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. You young people have the same armor that adults have. When you look in that mirror, be sure you see what you want to see, and not what the devil puts before you. I know there are struggles. That is what makes us overcomers, when we take the Word of God and stand our ground. The struggles are not just limited to young people; there are struggles for older people also. The devil is on the loose. He is trying to take your joy. He is trying to take your spirituality away from you. He is trying to move in, so keep your armor on all the time. We cannot be slack, when it comes to standing on the Word of God. When you go to bed at night, keep your armor on, don’t just lie there and grieve over something that someone has said, or something the devil has tried to tempt you with. You must remember always, that you have more authority than he has. The authority comes through what the Lord Jesus Christ did for us. He took away our sins and gave us hope of eternal life, but it is by that Spirit that we have abiding in us, that we are able to resist all attacks of the wicked one. He tries every way he can, to get what you have away from you. He likes to put doubt in your mind, if you give him the chance, but you do not have to allow that. I go back to that same verse I read before. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man, (or woman, or anyone,) hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. What a fellowship. What a Hallelujah time! To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, We need to forget that song: build my mansion next door to Jesus, because He said, sit with me in my throne.) even as I also overcame, and am sat down with my Father in His throne. Those mansions of John 14, are terribly misunderstood. We are the mansions, the dwelling places of the Spirit od God. Jesus has already overcame all temptations, and made the way for us to do the same. He has made us overcomers. He has given us the best hope that we could have, eternal life. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. I have armor, I have a helmet. I have my eyes protected, and I have my mouth protected; and so do you. He fixed us up from head to the foot. He did not start at the feet and come up. He wanted to get this thing settled in our mind first of all. I have another scripture in the book of Acts, chapter 2, that I want to read. This poor preacher (Peter) had just started out. It don’t take long, if you have the Holy Ghost, for that anointing, to come upon you when you have been taught the right way; and Peter had been taught right. He had been given knowledge, because he had been with Jesus three years and a half. Don’t you think he had been with the best teacher there ever was? We have the same one, because the teacher is the Holy Ghost, He is inside us. He will guide you into all truth, He will lead you into all truth. Verse 22, Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God (A man appointed of God. He was a man upon this earth. After His resurrection, He did not changed a whole lot. His looks were not very different. What the enemy wants you to see is something that un-approachable. However we know that He came, that He might be approached. A man approved of God…) among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: (That is pretty good for a beginning preacher.) Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. Who raised Him? The same Holy Ghost that He had when He went down to hell, is the Holy Ghost that raised Him, which is the Spirit of God. Don’t make Him another person. Listen to this, For David speaketh concerning Him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for He is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, He would raise up Christ to sit on His throne; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that His soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Brothers and sisters, I cannot make it any plainer than that. All I can say to you, Jesus is not God. Jesus is the Son of God that was sent forth, because God could not die for our sins. He sent His Son, made in the likeness of sinful flesh, without sin in His own flesh. A man approved of God. Don’t let anything interfere with your belief in what the plan of God is. That is as far as I was going to read on that. We have all the scripture we need to establish our proper understanding of Jesus, His resurrection, and what God the Father sent Him here for, and what He is to the Church of the living God. I will conclude my thought on this. I feel like I have gone as far as I should need to. There are a lot of other scriptures we could look at, but true believers should not need any more than what we have looked at already. May the Lord bless you, lead and guide you as we press onto the end.

JESUS IS NOT GOD

3-1-2015

I am going back to my subject on, Jesus is not God. I know this is going to be controversial. I expect it to be, but I feel the way things are going and what is really being put into the air, different ones are receiving I-phone e-mails and so on concerning this subject, so it has to be dealt with. I will tell you what the scripture teaches us, and not some man’s ideas. Carnal ideas have caused trouble all through time, because God’s Word does not agree with them. I will just tell you what the Bible teaches us and let the chips fall where they may. There is no reason to hold back because of hurting someone’s feelings in this late hour of time. The devil does not hold back. He is always looking for a place of entrance into our life. His place of entrance is into the hearts and minds of people that are unstable. I do not want to be that unstable person myself, nor do I try to lead anyone in a direction they should not go in. After all is said and done, we are responsible, not only for what we say, but for what we allow also. That is the truth, especially for ministers of the Word of truth. A minister is someone, especially if he is a pastor in charge of a congregation of believers, that must hold a line on what is allowed in the church meetings, and not allow someone in the congregation that wants to take over, the opportunity to do so. Some get to feeling like they have a calling bigger than what they should have, but wanting to be noticed and wanting to be seen, wanting to be admired. That is not according to God’s plan. To put it in a nut shell, that is what is going on in this hour. I called Bro. Turner because I wanted to tell him I was going to go on with this subject, now that so many things have come up. I wanted to go on with this subject and print it. He had some of the other already laid out. I told him to go ahead, but I think he is going to change things some, but that is up to him. I never try to tell Bro. Turner do this or do that, because he is writing what he hears and what he sees. When I told him about certain things, he put something on the internet. If you have looked at the internet, you will see it there. This is where I stand, and I don’t aim to pull away from it. God has given us something in this hour to stand for, and to stand with. It seems that any time there is a correction or whatever you might want to call it, somebody always gets hurt, and somebody always has a better idea. That is all it is: an opinion, and no revelation to it. I have to say that about the e-mails on the I-phone messages: there is no revelation there. You who are responsible for that do not even know what you are doing. You are going to get in trouble. Not trouble with me, but with God. The only thing with me; is that I have certain rights and responsibilities here as a pastor at Faith Assembly Church. If you do not stand for truth, then you will never be in this pulpit again. That is just the way it is. It is the way I am and also the way these brothers that stand with me are. I know in dealing with this subject, that Bro. Branham said that Jesus never did say He was the Son of God. I don’t stand here trying to make myself bigger than what the prophet was, but there are certain things he said, that were wrong. I want to get these things straightened out. You just as well get it in your mind right now, I said it and I mean it, so when something is said, I am not trying to be a bully about it, or trying to make someone think I know something more than any other man, but God has put certain things in my heart that cannot be changed. I don’t take my responsibility lightly. I know the Branham movement will hate me for this. I know there are certain people that are supposedly in fellowship with us that are going to hate it too, but I cannot help it. It is what it is. When you send your e-mails to brothers and sisters in this church, then you are going to hear about it. I am not going to allow that. I cannot help what some people believe, but I can help what is put out over this platform. I hope you listen to this, because I intend to continue on this subject until the trip to Israel comes up. As far as I know right now, I will close this subject out by then. It is not going to be just one message, or not just two messages. I have things to deal with in this, so I want to try to cover all of them. Some of the people who have fellow shipped with us in time past, would have been better off if they were at the Tabernacle, because they had that inside then, in their spirit. I do not plan to call anyone by name, but I could. I preached some of this one time while Bro. Jackson was living. He and I had been talking about this, about the seals, and how many times in there, Bro. Branham had mentioned Jesus was God. I preached it one night. A certain person stood up and said he had a dream. He told the dream to Bro. Jackson. I knew the dream was about me when he began to talk, because all indications were there. When he got through, Bro. Jackson stood up and said, Bro. Allen and I have been talking about this. I don’t know what the fellow thought when he heard that. There are certain things through time that let me think, when I was still at the Tabernacle; what is the difference in what we believe, and what the Jesus only believe, especially after a certain message was preached, The Unveiling of God, which was a three hour message. I stood and held Mark most of the time. There was a young sister who got up and gave me her seat. It was Sis. Gayle Brumley. She gave me her seat after awhile because she saw I was holding Mark, with sweat running down, getting our clothes wet, for three hours. I very much appreciated what she did. She reminded me of that just lately. As I get back into this message, I want to say that Jesus, ever since He went to the Father, has been seated on the right hand of power. That is what it is, sitting at the Father’s right side, because the right side of the Father is power. Just like it says in Isaiah 52:9, talking about God’s holy arm being lifted up. God is going to do that for Israel one day soon. This is still to come. I believe it is getting very close. Netanyahu is to come to America today. He will be making a speech Tuesday, to Congress. There are certain Democrats, including the president, vice president, and certain others who are going to be out of town. I don’t know if it is a golfing day or what. Anyway they are going to be out of town. The Bible says to pray for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem. They have gone out of bounds. When you go out of bounds, then that gives it over to the other side. That is exactly what they have done. They have given it to the other side. We come to find out Iran is the one sponsoring ISIS. Here they are, trying to negotiate with somebody that is a liar. Iran is not going to tell you the truth. Who would think they could trust somebody like that. Netanyahu is going to be there, but they are not. I just wanted to bring in a little of that before I get into my subject, Jesus is not God. Jesus is the Son of God. Being the Son of God, because He was begotten of God He came to this earth in a birth, just like any other baby. Before that time, He was only in God’s thoughts. He had no physical pre-existence anywhere. The words of John 1, tell us He was begotten of the Father. What is so hard to understand about that? What we read in the 1st chapter of John, is all about the Father. As you read, it talks about, In the beginning was the Word. That is God’s thought, God’s memory, all about God. As you look at that in John 1, then you go down to the 14th verse, it says And the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us. It was God’s Word spoken into the womb of Mary that made flesh, so to speak, but it did not happen immediately: it took nine months just like any other baby does. Then it says, And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” I want you to pay particular attention to the words begotten of the Father. In 2nd Corinthians 5:19. It says, To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself. The thing about it is, there was no reconciliation, that is a big word, there was no reconciliation until Christ came. Because He bought us back, He paid the price that we might be free, that we might have salvation, that we might have freedom in Him. Young people, your mind is growing, you don’t know it all. Do not ever think that, because you still have to listen to authority. The schools today are taking that authority away from the parents. They are teaching the children certain things that are not right, homosexuality, and all that stuff that is being taught, as if it were alright. That stuff has just come up in the last thirty years. It was going on, but not openly like it is now. No matter what politicians approve, with God, that kind of life is sinful. These states that are passing the marijuana laws have a price to pay. Ask the states around Colorado what they think about it. Their criminal activity has jumped three hundred percent. This nation is just like Sodom and Gomorrah, the way things are allowed now, but be assured: God will deal with it in due time. Sodomy and all that goes along with it is an abomination to a righteous God. The way things are going, it will not be long until people will stop getting married: they will just live together as though they are married. You hear some of them now, talking about their child, and they do not mind talking about having a child nine years old and they have only been married six years. That is not right. It will never be right. Let us go to the book of John. As we look at this in Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus always referred to Himself as Son of man. That was because He was a prophet.When you go back into the old Testament, there is a time or two mentioned to Daniel, which calls Him Son of man. But in Ezekiel, time after time after time, God mentions Son of man, because He is a prophet. Jesus takes on that title when His ministry was a certain way, but when you go into the book of John, He calls Himself the Son of God. This idea that some have, of Jesus being the Son of God in the future, is not right. He is the Son of God because that is what He was and is. He was not born again, but He did receive the Holy Ghost because there was no sin in Him, for Him to need to be born again. He received the Holy Ghost in its fullness, and it was not a dove. It was the Spirit of God coming down to dwell in a man, and we have the same opportunity, but we have it in part and His Son had it in the fullness. He always glorified the Father, even in the works He did. My Father works, and I work hitherto. I do nothing except the Father shows me. John chapter 3, verse 16. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; (This is Jesus speaking.) but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. The only begotten Son. Angels were sons of God, and these people claim that angels are not sons of God, but they are. They are created sons of God. As we look at Jesus here, the thing about it is, Bro. Branham mentioned that He never did call himself the Son of God, but he was looking at Matthew, Mark, and Luke, where He always referred to Himself as Son of Man. But here in John, because He is showing the deity of who He is, he did refer to Himself as the Son of God; and He was no ordinary man as far as human desires. All these people, the Japanese and all those people talk about Jesus and Mary Magdalene having children, some of them live in Japan. Jesus did not have that kind of desire. Don’t put Him down on the level of carnal man. Verse 18 again, He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. Did He not call himself the Son of God there? He absolutely did! How can some say He did not refer to Himself as the Son of God, when it it written so plainly that He did? How can you say that? If I am not preaching out of the book, don’t listen to me, but I am and you know it. If you do not like what I am saying; then find somebody else to listen to. I want to go to John 5, starting with verse 36. But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father (which the Father, is He not recognizing Himself as being the Son of God by saying Father?) hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. If you cannot understand these things, I cannot help you, because I am preaching from the Word of God. Young people, whoever you are, or if you are forty years old, if you entertain these things that are being sent to you, you are headed for trouble. You might say, oh but I have friends, so and so. Well when it comes to the Word of God, I have a friend too, and I am going to listen to that friend, I am going to look at what He had to say. He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. A brother can be by your side, these sitting here today are my brothers, I love them, we stand together, but then this other Brother I have is inside me, which I do not call brother yet, but will one day. He walks with me, and He talks with me, and tells me I am His own, the joy we share as we gather there, none other has ever known. It is an individual thing. And the Father Himself, which hath sent me, (He is separating Himself from being the Father.) hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His shape. If you look for Him, you will not see Him, but if you live for Him, you will see Him. You will see His glow coming out of the peoples heart’s in this hour of time. And ye have not His Word abiding in you: for whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not. We know that is speaking of Jesus, but I speak of this hour, God has sent His Word through the ministry. If you do not believe that ministry, you have no hope. I want to nail this down; because I believe we are so close to the end that people need to know what they stand for and why they stand for it. I am not Jesus only; and I am not a man that believes in one God divided into three persons. God is not a person. God could not die, so He had to provide a sacrifice for our redemption, and He did that by allowing His Son to be that sacrifice. Jesus was His only begotten Son, because He created that little cell of life in Mary’s womb. No natural man or woman had anything to do with that. The only thing is, the woman, Mary accepted it when the angel spoke to her about it; and when Joseph was shown in a dream what had happened, he accepted it also. If Joseph had never seen anything, then I can see why he would have been what he was, because he was going to put her away privately. He had respect for her. But then the angel of the Lord came to him in a dream and said fear not Joseph, to take Mary thy wife, because that which is inside her is of the Holy Ghost, and His name shall be called Jesus. Search the scriptures, search them and see for yourselves. Read your Bible as I preach to you. I remember, at the Tabernacle, those people got so joyous and so happy, that they never even carried a Bible. Their Bible would stand before them and preach. That was all they ever cared about: what Brother Branham said. Just like the man I met at the post office five or six years ago. I went in, and as I came back out, this man said, Bro. Branham gave us a beautiful day today, didn’t he? I thought, you are sick! I knew what he believed. He did not have to open his mouth very much. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. What are you doing, Bro. Allen? I am going to cut cords. It is time you get rid of that umbilical cord. Stop hanging on to what somebody else believes. To you who started all of this lately I say this; where you got in trouble, was when you started sending e-mails to our brothers and sisters of Faith Assembly. If somebody from Faith Assembly wants to believe this stuff that is being sent out, I say you should go with them. I am not going to hold you here, if you do not believe what I preach. I don’t need you here, if you are believing that false doctrine. If you do stand for the truth, don’t even listen to that. Shut them off. Cut them out of your e-mail, cut them off from your phone. It is time we stand for something, and let everybody know where we are standing. Those who straddle the fence, will certainly not go in the rapture. You can mark that down as a solid fact And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not honour from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father’s name, (Whose name? I remember Bro. Branham saying, every son comes in his father’s name. That is right: I did not name myself Allen. You did not name yourselves Crase, Thompson. That name was inherited. I am come in my Father’s name…) and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. (That is the pope.) How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? I had to walk away from my parents. I had to walk away from my two preacher brothers. It has never bothered me that I did. It bothered me that they did not see, that they did not understand, but it never has bothered me, that I did what I had to do. When God puts something in your heart, that takes away the guilt of being different than what others think you ought to be. It takes away all unbelief. Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. Now I want to go to the 6th chapter, verses 67 thru 69. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. Now let us go to chapter 9, verses 35 thru 39. This is where Jesus healed the young man that was blind from birth. Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, He said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? (I ask all who are hearing me today, Do you believe on the Son of God? According to what so and so is saying, he should have said, do you believe on God. That is what some have made it, because they have taken a statement and have said that Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New. I know the statement was made, I was there when it was made. All I am doing is trying to get some things straightened out. Bro. Branham said, get back to the Word. That is what we are doing.) He answered and said, Who is He, Lord, that I might believe on Him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen Him, and it is He that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped Him. Some have said, well if Jesus is not God, then why worship Him? Why do people worship Him? He is still Lord. Jesus never turned anybody away when they came and bowed before Him. I will, I do not want anybody to get down in front of me like that. You would make me feel very little. All I could do is say, get up. I don’t deserve any kind of worship, but Jesus does. We are not worshipping the man, we are worshipping the God that is in Him, but that man Himself was perfect and deserved to be Worshipped. Jesus was a perfect Son of God, not the second person. He is the only person in the godhead, the rest of the godhead is Spirit. He is the One that they could recognize. Jesus said, if you have seen me, you have seen the Father. That is because the Father dwelt in Him, and seeing either for what they are is by the Spirit that dwells in us; because the Father cannot be seen with the human eye. Jesus said, I do nothing except what the Father shows me. The one man said after hearing that, Lord, I believe, and he worshipped Him. I worship Him, I bow my knees unto Him, but when I pray, I pray to my heavenly Father, by the authority of the name of Jesus the Christ. That is what you need to do. When you start your prayer, let it be to your heavenly Father; not to Jesus. In John 14:13-14 Jesus said, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, that will I do. 16:23 says this, And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.” When you end it, you end it in the name of Jesus Christ, or the Lord Jesus Christ as you choose. He is our Lord. And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. You can have 20-20 or even 20-15, 20-10 or whatever, and be as blind as a bat spiritually, because, when you look at the Word you never get an answer. If you are watching this on the Internet this morning, I hope the Holy Ghost gets hold of you. Because we are closing out in the end time: we don’t have much further to go, and I certainly want to get it right. I don’t want to leave out something that should be said, just because I want to please a few people, or please one person, or whatever. I do want to please my heavenly Father. He is not a person, He is a Spirit. Chapter 10, verses 25 thru 39. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, (My Father) which gave them me, is greater than all; (Greater than He) and no man is able to pluck them out of my Fathers hand. I and my Father are one. (That is one in thought. Whenever Jesus did something, it was ordained of the Father. That is what He is saying. He is not saying I am the only one.) Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered Him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? (He is going to play right into their hands, because the ones to which the Word of God came, God called them gods. For what purpose? They were not going to mess up the picture, and you can see that as you go back into the Old Testament, into Jeremiah, Isaiah, there is no contradiction in their message. Daniel, no contradiction. One just picked up where the other left off and they were not copying. They were not even in the same place. Daniel was in Babylon. Ezekiel was in Babylon. But they never did refer to one another, because they were not that close. Daniel was in the king’s house. Ezekiel was out on some bank somewhere, of a river. But their message is the same, and the message in this hour will be the same.) If He called them gods, unto whom the Word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of Him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemeth; because I said, (I am the Son of God? How much plainer can it be? He is not calling Himself the Son of Man. The Son of Man is a prophet, but He is dealing with something the people are bringing on Him. They are trying to make Him say something He did not say: He did not say He was God. He is not playing now. If you had listened to this, you are blind because you want to be blind. I am not responsible for your blindness. After this message is over, you are going to be wholly responsible.) If I do not the works of my Father, (There are two minds there, the mind of the Father and the mind of the Son. If I do not the works of my Father…) believe me not; But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in Him. Is the Father in you this morning? Are you in Him? This is an enjoyable journey. We are not on vacation, but we are on a journey and the journey is going to end one day when your feet begin to lift up and you look down. You have a white robe on. Do you believe you are going to have a white robe? Jesus did when He showed up there with Moses and Elijah, it was glistening white, no whiter on earth could ever match it. This is the way I want to be dressed, but before I am dressed that way, I want to address this old thing, that I have a perfect communion with my Father. You can call Him whatever you want to, but God Jehovah is my Father. One of these days it is going to be turned over, after the Millennium, and Jesus is going to become our elder brother in the Eternal Age, and we are going to be brothers with Him, but have a much lesser position. Therefore they sought again to take Him: but He escaped out of their hand. I am going with what Jesus said about His position. He does not say that in the other gospels. He calls Himself the Son of Man because He is a prophet to them, but here in John, He is the Son of God. You are mixed up, you say He is the son of David, He will not be the Son of David until the Millennium. He was the Son of Man, but He was also the Son of God. He never forgot it. Chapter 11, verses 1 thru 4. Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. Therefore his sisters sent unto Him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom that lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, He said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. How many more scriptures do I need in John? I have more. Chapter 14, verse 8. Philip saith unto Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? He that has seen me hath seen the Father. Continued next issue.

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The Gifts And Calling of God, Part 4 – 2015, February

The Gifts And Calling of God, Part 4 - 2015, February

Introduction

Rev. James Allen

The last days are what we are living in, we do not have another generation to be able to say this is the last generation coming up. No, it is already here. The scripture tells us, concerning the fig tree and the trees of the field, Luke 21, how it would be. We are here, to recognize the time we are living in, and the obligation we have toward the Word of God is a great picture in this day and hour we live ln. It is so wonderful to know that God, from the foundation of the world, has recorded our names in the book of life. He has put them there to say, no one can erase them. They may take your life, but they cannot erase your name. Jesus expressed it in a way, that was more important than our lives here. The preachers of this hour think that time is going on, that we are not at the climax, but we are. When it says this generation, in the book of Psalms it said that a generation is seventy years, and if by strength, it could be four score. So when we come to 2018, that is a seventy year period of time when the generation is over. Jesus said that generation will not pass until all those things be fulfilled. We are getting mighty close to the end of a generation. If that generation will not pass away, we know that we cannot measure time by seventy years or by eighty years. If by strength it goes to eighty years, then that is not long. 1948 was a mark in history, God began to count time. If we do the same, we will dismiss a lot of the goings on of this hour of man’s plans. I read the scripture from Mark 11 about forgiving. Bro. Steve made a point last Sunday night that I had never really thought of, I had read it, but I had not thought of it in that way. He said when you go to put your money in the box back here and you feel you have something against someone else, don’t put it in until you get it all straightened out. That is an urgent thing. We live in an hour of urgency. I do not say that trying to scare anyone into salvation, because that would not work. I know preachers used to do that, but that is not God’s way. In some of those old camp meetings, that was a scare tactic. They wanted to see somebody saved so bad, they would talk to them, if you don’t get saved, something may happen to your child, or you may not make it home. They would have a big boo-hooing crowd of people. Then, if something did not happen in a few days, their scare salvation was forgotten. I remember when they would almost go back and twist peoples arms to get them to come to the altar. I had a cousin, not married, maybe seventeen or eighteen years old, they kept going to her during a revival meeting when I was growing up. Finally she went, her excuse later on was, I went to get them off my back. I have seen churches full of people, boys would come to see girls and so on, when the altar call was made, almost half of the congregation would go outside, because they knew they were going to be hounded. I remember Bro. Bud preaching years ago, and talking about the hands of the Holy Ghost, which if the Holy Ghost does not get on you, then that is what he meant. If the Holy Ghost does not persuade you, you have just made a commitment to please someone. If that is all it amounts to, there is no salvation involved. Peter, in his Epistle, talks about a woman, and tells her not to try to push or persuade your husband, but to live before him in a way that may turn him to God. I believe in that, because I believe that was predestinated for Peter, or anyone else to have said that. I know I am drifting somewhat from my subject, but I want all of us to look at ourselves, and that is including me. Is my life worthy of the gift God has given me? If not, I want to get right, and get my life to where the gift will be used for His glory. Only He, is worthy, but we can fit into the category of being right with God. That is determination. The saying is, nobody is perfect. That is not what the Bible says. There is an old song, I am just a sinner saved by grace. You are not a sinner after you come into the family of God. You are saved from sin, not saved in sin. Of course, that gets a lot of applause because it makes people feel good; but if you look at 1st John you are going to see a different story there, how God can make us to elevate up to the realm of living in the Spirit. It says, if you live in the Spirit, then walk in the Spirit. This is my desire. This is safety. They are always talking about a safety net. This is our safety net, to live in the Spirit, and walk in the Spirit. Then it says we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. Otherwise, take it to the next level, if we do not walk in the Spirit, we will fulfill the lusts of the flesh. The thing about it is, we cannot live this sanctified life by ourselves. When you bring it down to where we walk, it is the gift of God. We have been given a free gift. This is the best gift there is, because it far exceeds the nine gifts, to have the gift of the Spirit, which is the gift of life. Let us return to the 12th chapter of 1st Corinthians. I think we stopped in the 25th verse, that says this,That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.Let us continue. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, (He is not separating this from the rest of the gifts as yet. This was around 59 A.D. when the Church, the last day Church at this time, would only be around five years old, I am talking about the Gentile Bride. A.D. 53 or 54 is when Paul said, behold I turn to the Gentiles, seeing you have no desire for eternal life.) notice, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, (The other two offices are not mentioned as yet, because the Church is gradually going up in its level. It did not get there immediately. It was really 64 A.D. before Paul put all five of the ministries together. He then brings them together as gifts. He is not telling them here, what they are to do.) after that miracles, then gifts of healings, in (what he has already mentioned before) helps, governments, diversities of tongues. There are people that are walking in the gift that God gave them, without really even knowing it. It has become automatic to them, and they do not even know. I do not want to point out anything, but I see it working. When we begin to talk about the gifts, we immediately go to the vocal gifts. But there are integral gifts in the body we are unaware of, because it says here, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, there are brothers and sisters that have entered into a position in the body of Christ without realizing it. Helps can be things that people do to make it better for someone else. I know when I think of that, there are the musicians, then gifts of singing. There are people that are gifted singers. Let us just use these gifts for the glory of God. God gave them a voice for singing. Let us always make sure with this gift, that there is not something in our lives that is going on to keep us from getting our life onto that same level as that gift. We have brothers that play an instrument up here, but if they have to, they can play any of them. That is a gift. If you expect me to get any music out of this thing, you just as well go on home, because you will anyway if I try. I was not a singer, I would not carry a tune. I can carry a tune a little bit now, I had led singing a few times when Bro. Creech would be gone. In 1977, he said, it is yours. Talk about somebody being scared. I did not only have to push myself, I had to push my voice. I did not have that gift like some do. Do you think that is not a help? Do you think also, that what some of these brothers do here, I am talking about the deacons, trustees and all they take care of, do you think that is not government? We depend a lot upon that part that is not as showy as some other parts, but we depend upon it. I thank of our brothers and sisters that work out here in the fellowship hall where we feed our Convention guests. Of course this may seem little to someone else, but to take charge of something and do it right, without asking for anything in return is appreciated. We have brothers that do things around this church house, that I do not even know when they do it. They have not been hired to do it, but they do it. Then there are others, all you have to do is ask. I am not blind to these things. I want to see that one that God has put the gift of miracles in their life, I want to see that work. It is the same Spirit in that man, that is in the one that fulfills the helps, and the governments. It is the same Spirit. You have never heard it explained like that, have you? You thought you were just a wheel that was flat on one side, just scooting along. God does not have any flat tires, or worn out vessels. We are getting into the gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues, that Spirit within you will cause you to do something that is on your level. Now we are the body of Christ, not next year, not down the road, not when perfection comes, but now! Just your presence here, means something, because Paul speaks about that, seeing the evil day come, let us see that we forsake not the assembling of ourselves together. If we neglect gathering together of ourselves when we have the opportunity to be here, when it comes time for us to stand before the judgment seat of Christ, what are we going to say when we come up a little short? Is He going to say half well-done? I am not trying to judge anyone by my own judgment, but I am looking at the Word of God. We have young brothers and sisters here that are going to be here whenever the doors are open, and I say, you are opening up yourself to something better by doing that. There are people that have obligations and I know that. Obligations are one thing, excuses are another thing. You see the excuses Jesus mentioned, one said I am getting married. That is when you really ought to be in church for sure. We have had brothers and sisters that got married at the end of a service. Do you think they were trying to get away from being at church? One was even at the end of a convention. I am not talking about taking a vacation; but just to miss because you would rather do something else, that is inexcusable. It says here, Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: (He said gifts, which will go to different people, and some may have more than one, but you are not going to have all nine; and what you do have is for the body of Christ. Covet earnestly the best gift, that would be the best gift suited to your responsibility.) and yet show I unto you a more excellent way. Let us look at what he is talking about. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have no charity (love), I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. {plain Just a jiggler. When I went to school, the teacher would go to the window and ring the bell. I knew what that was for. It was time to come in: recess was over. She did not ring it except for a certain reason, otherwise you would never know when to come back in. Let me say this, when the apostle was talking about charity here, this is something that far exceeds any gift. It is the love of God inside of us that we cannot manufacture. Make-believers do not have it. That love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost: it is not the love of a father or mother for their children, it is the love that God places in the body for His people, and that is the way it is all brought together, and is all in sync, by that love that God has shed abroad in our hearts. Listen, he is still dealing with the gifts, but he is telling the important thing to make the gift.

 

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The Gifts and Callings of God, Part 3 – 2015, January

The Gifts and Callings of God, Part 3 - 2015, January

Introduction

Rev. James Allen

THIS ISSUE IS STARTING WITH BROTHER ALLEN’S STATEMENT ABOUT THE POPE VISITING ISRAEL, AND THERE WAS NOT ROOM TO FINISH THE FULL STATEMENT IN THE NOVEMBER 2014 ISSUE.
When the pope was over there the other day, he called it Palestine. He stood on the other side of the wall there, which is the wailing wall, and standing on the other side of it, while he was on the Palestinian side, he called it Palestine. This upset Netanyahu and many of the Jewish people, because they knew this was wrong. God’s promise to Abraham was as follows. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. I want to go from there on down to verse 15. And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. See? God is changing the order of things. I have a point to get to in this because God is going to do something in the lives of both of them that needed a change. Can you see what I am pointing to? When we get to the New Testament we will see. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? And shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?See? There is a little bit of doubt in his heart because he had settled in on things as they were. Sarah had already passed the age of bearing children. He looked at things as an impossibility. In this hour, there are so many things that God is going to do, so do not look at any of it as an impossibility. As Abraham was, we have never seen the hour we are living in and that we are beginning to come into. Here, God has not only changed the names of two people, He has changed their body. Sarah thought she would never nurse a child. Abraham did not think so either at this point. But when God spoke to Abraham, He said, is anything too hard for God? I know Bro. Branham seemed to think that God had changed Sarah back to a young woman. I will not say this in disagreement, but God does not have to change the body back. We take it back to, is it too hard for God? God is not looking at circumstances. We get ourselves in trouble by looking at circumstances, instead of looking at Gods Word. God is speaking to this man. Abraham and Sarah have both had a name change. They both have a body change, not necessarily to make them look young again, but Abraham was not looking at anything different when he was looking at the promise of God. Sarah still looked the same, but there had been a change inside her. When we go into the baptismal pool, that should change our outlook because there is no other name under heaven whereby we must be saved. I want to read verse 16 again. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. He was looking at things like Moses did, when he was standing by the Red Sea. He sees the Red Sea in front of him, he sees Pharaohs army behind him. He cries out to God. God said, Dont cry: Speak to the water. He had never seen anything like this before. We are getting ready for a rapture. The time is drawing nearer every day. Are we looking at circumstances? Or are we looking in faith? Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, shall a child be born unto him a hundred years old, and shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear? He is not looking at a young woman. He is still looking at a ninety year old woman. But God does what seems to mortal man, the impossible. It even goes further with Abraham. And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee! The Bible says Abraham believed God, but here is a time that there was a doubt. Don’t we all sometimes have that little doubt? Does that make you an unbeliever? The Bible says that Abraham believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness. Little children used to sing, He is still working on me. That did not make God say to Abraham, forget it. He has not said that about us either, forget it. God keeps on speaking. Let us hear what He says. And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac. There is a difference here in Abraham’s name, when he was Abram, than it was with Isaac, because God named him. He never had a name changed, because this is the type of Christ. About a hundred years after Christ had died, then they were already baptizing in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. That is when God began to leave the Church. In the year 325, under Constantine, then the whole thing was lost. Look at what they called the Church. I am not going to call it a church. There were believers, but the church so-called from that time on, never matched up to the promises of God. Not until you come into 1500 and something. Then Martin Luther got hold of a little truth, the just shall live by faith. And I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. Isaac never had the dramatic life of Jacob and Abraham. You do not read that many dramatic things about him, but the covenant was there. I will establish my covenant with him, which is talking of circumcision and so on. Let us go to Genesis 32, starting in verse 23. Jacob has now come to face his enemy. Tomorrow he is going to face Esau, whom he fled from. He is talking about his family here. And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had. He sent everything he had. He is going to face this thing alone. There are times we have to face our problems alone. The husband cannot do it. The wife cannot do it. A child cannot do it. There are times when it is just God and you or me. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. (He wrestled all night.) And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. My, think about the sweat and the tears, of an all night wrestling match. This was not just a man. Why? He needed an answer. He has been gone twenty years and God told him to go back home. What does he face? This is a dilemma in his life that he has never faced before. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. He did not just get humble, he got serious. As time goes on, the seriousness will be there. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. See? This is a name that man had gave to him, his mom and dad were godly people. But God was not going to suffer that name to be a part of his promise. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel. (I-s-r-a-e-l, el is God. God gave him a part of His own name.) for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. Sure. God could have blown the lid off this thing if He had desired to, but God is aiming for us to prevail. Sometimes we just cut ourselves short, we do not stay long enough until everything is settled, until all the dust is settled. Jacob was facing his greatest eneenemy. And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. Jacob felt that he had seen the face of God. We know that no man has seen God at any time, but God was able to appear in a man’s form. He did to Abraham. This was not an ordinary angel that Jacob wrestled with. When you are wrestling over a situation, it is not angels that you are wrestling with, it is God. Angels are your protectors. God is your Savior. And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.This is something he is going to remember the rest of his life. Because it left him with a limp. But he got down to business. Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the high, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh in the sinew that shrank. For my last reading this time, I want to go to Ephesians, the 4th chapter. You might think we spend a lot of time in Ephesians, especially in the 4th chapter. There is a reason for that. Verse 14, That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ. From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Look at the first few words in the 16th verse, from whom the whole body fitly jointed together and compacted, by that which every joint supplieth. That is the working of the body. That is what we are in, the gifts, the working of the body. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus. Taught by Him, that is the Spirit of the living God in the ministry of this hour. That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. That is what I was referring to in Abraham and Jacob, the name was changed because God had dealings with them, which, when we come to Christ, our motive, our life is as Paul said, the life that I now live, I live to the glory of God the Father. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man. See? He is putting some things up to us, that we put off the old man with his deeds, and that we put on the new man that we have taken instead, which is Jesus Christ. You never hear Abraham referred to, except in preaching or something, as Abram anymore. You do not hear the land of Israel called the land of Jacob, because it has all been changed. We do not just refer to each other as Jack, Bob, and call our sisters by a name, they are our sisters and brothers, because something has been changed. And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. The devil works through thoughts. He works through the flesh, that is all he has to work with. He works through doubts, and through things that we know we live in the midst of. But then we remind him of who we are. That way, you are not giving place to him. If something is wrong, that comes into our mind, to our thinking, we put it off. We do not have to be drug down by the devil. God has given us a better life than that. He has given us a better hope. He has given us faith. There are brothers and sisters that are further along than you think you are, but you have to recognize it. You have got to claim it. We cannot entertain doubts. We cannot entertain fears and negativity. Paul said, in Jesus Christ, it is yea and Amen. So whether the devil likes it or not, we are new creatures in Christ. That will take away our doubts, and our unbelief. If you are believing God, you have more going for you, than you have against you. God has not brought us this far in order to shove us down. I have tried to illustrate from the Old Testament, what God did in the lives of Abraham and others. Isaac was another, of course, but he did not have his name changed, because God gave him that name. Jesus did not have His name changed. God gave Him that name. So the name of Jesus Christ is still just as prevalent as it was two thousand years ago.

THE GIFTS AND CALLING OF GOD

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God is good, we know He is. He is not just good some times, but He is good all the time. We appreciate the goodness of the Lord, for what He means to us in this hour of time. I am still on the same subject. It all has to go back to the 11th chapter of the book of Romans, the 29th verse. This is speaking here, concerning the Jews, but we realize God does not change His mind about anything. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. So God makes no mistakes. He does not do something and then say, oh I was wrong. No. The obligation is on us when He calls us to do something, and what we do with it is our responsibility. God is not responsible for what we do, just like, as I referred last Sunday, concerning Ezekiel 33. He commissioned the watchmen standing on the wall, to warn the people. When he does, then there is a reward for him. But if he does not, then peoples’ blood is on his hands, even sinners, because you never know who is going to be warned. You never know who is going to take the warning. So as the watchman on the wall looks at that, of course he is speaking to the house of Israel. The gospel message had not gone out yet, at that time. But we find these are carry overs into the day and time we are living in. Because it said they were written for our admonition, our learning. Then it becomes our responsibility. As I speak of this, I have been, more or less hitting on the gifts, but I really have not gotten into it that very much, but I do want to go to the 12th chapter now. I was on that somewhat Thursday night, but I want to go further into it, concerning the spiritual gifts. He has talked about the body here, but the body is also in relationship to the gifts, as he is looking at it here. The way he is looking at it, he is looking at it as it works in the body. One gift cannot say to another one, I have no need of you, because there are nine spiritual gifts listed in there. As he looks at it, many times we look at those that are more vocal, as being more important, but that is not the way Paul was presenting it here, because he is talking about some of the gifts are not seen like others are, but they are just as important. As we wind up the time we are living in, I think it is needed for understanding, of what is expected of the body of Christ. When Paul looked at this, he was looking at a Corinthian people that had worshipped everything. He calls it, these dumb idols. But when he begins to examine it, let me look at this just a minute here, there are things in this I had not picked out, and that I had not seen, but just like the 4th verse of 1st Corinthians. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. He is not wanting people to look at this like, I have a different Spirit, I have more Spirit, I have more Spirit than someone else. It is the body working together, to have these gifts in the way they should be here at the end time. He said, there are diversities of gifts, or differences of gifts, but the same Spirit. This was important in that hour of time and it is important in this hour of time. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. See? He is using three different references here, but he is wanting everybody to see there is no difference. And there are diversities of operations, (different operations) but it is the same God which worketh all in all. Now he has mentioned in these three verses here, he has mentioned Spirit, he has mentioned the second one, Lord, and then in the third verse, he mentions God. This is all the same. There is no difference in what he is saying here. It is all the same Lord, it is all the same Spirit, it is all the same God, there is not a trinity like many believe. Of course the trinity minded people would look at it in that way, well there is Spirit, that is the Holy Ghost, there is Lord, that is Jesus Christ, and then there is God. They are looking at a triune God, and He is not that at all. But he is wanting people to understand that it is the same God that is over all this. This was established in the Corinthian people, to which he said, you have been connected with these dumb idols. I went over that last Sunday, how they worshipped different things. It is like America today, they worship the female. That is what is going on in America today. They may not have statues, but they have it on television. You see News men, they are fully dressed. The women have hardly anything on. That is no different than it was in Rome, in the time of the Caesars. America today, the United States has stooped just about as low as it can get without judgment. I see Peres is in Rome now with the pope, and Abbas is also there. The thing about it is, it does not mean anything because Peres is just a figure head, just trying to make a name for himself, an old man that ought to have been somewhere in a rest home. I am not speaking of older people, but the man’s mind is gone. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. We could say, it is given to every man to profit all the body of Christ, the gift of the Spirit of Christ is not to profit one person. It is not to profit the person that has the gift. You see that in the 14th chapter. It is to profit withal, every one. Really, the working of the Spirit of God in the gifts is to edify the body, to build it up. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom. The denominational world would look at this as being something insignificant, because it is not always so outward that everybody can recognize it. This is the gift of wisdom. But it really says the word of wisdom, that is not speaking of one word. The gift of wisdom, sometimes we do not recognize it, or the word of wisdom. It can be a whole message, or it can be something that someone says that is going to edify some. As I said, these gifts are not something to just edify the person that has it. Here is another gift that is related to it. To another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit. The word of knowledge, by the same Spirit. The word of knowledge, let me put it this way, it is God giving you understanding of something that is getting ready to take place. That is what happened to Paul when he was warned not to go to Jerusalem. This prophet comes in and takes the cloak of Paul, not knowing who it belonged to, he said whose cloak this is, will be bound in Jerusalem. It is the farthest thing from my mind to try to say something that is going to elevate me, because it is not me. If God shows me something, it is for everyone. That is the way I have used it. There has not been a subject that God has given me, that I have kept to myself. I have mentioned this before, three weeks before that thing came up in 2008, a man called me, that was against me, but he gave me some information. He said, when this meeting takes place, which was our fall convention, there are some preachers coming here to straighten you out. When the time came, I could see how things were progressing from the very first message on Sunday morning. I knew there was something wrong. I said within myself, there is not going to be a meeting with preachers. I knew I did not need any straightening out. It may never happen again, but that was a gift of knowledge that God gave to me. The meeting went on, and I decided when I began to hear things, when things began to feed into my understanding, I decided I was going to let every one of those preachers preach. Like I say, this is not for me. One preached on Thursday night, Friday night things were building up. Saturday morning, machine gun preached. Then Saturday night, the preacher preached that I was Saul and Bro. Bud was Jonathan, and he was David. I did not say anything to any of them, but I did say my answer will not be to a bunch of preachers, but my answer will be Sunday morning. I had no idea how this thing was going to turn out: I just knew that I had a message I had to preach. I used two Contenders to preach my message. It was not my message, it was already written. When I preached that Sunday morning, I said you preachers have more or less downed me in this meeting, but it will never happen again. Comment after comment came to me by my brothers, asking how did you take it, knowing that they were preaching against you? I will tell you how I took it, I knew that I had to. If I had stopped it, if I had interrupted it in any form during this time, then nobody would have believed me. There was no get-together, there was no argument. There was no argument when Sunday morning service was over. The one preacher came to me and said, forgive me. He walked over to Bro. Bud and said, I have sinned, please forgive me. By the next weekend, he had changed his mind. I am talking about gifts this morning. I had to use myself as a reference, but the thing about it is, it is not my gift. God may use something one time. He may use a gift in somebody’s life one time, but that should not keep you from seeking for the gift that is suited for you. When I speak like this, one half of the church cannot be spiritual and the other half be carnal. We have to be one in this hour. Just to know how close the coming of the Lord is, sometimes, almost makes you shiver. Bro. Jackson used to talk about, before the end, that there would still be Holocaust victims that would be alive. Do you remember that? They are dying, 18,000 to 20,000 a year now, and there are 175,000 left. See how long that is? I just heard that on the News yesterday. There are not many Holocaust victims left. Another thing Bro. Jackson would say, God would keep body and soul together to fulfill His purpose. We are all getting older. I realize that within myself, I am getting older, especially when somebody on the News talks about somebody the age of sixty one as being elderly. Some of you younger people are not very far away from sixty one. The gifts and the calling of God are without repentance. That bothered me to have to tell all of you what I did, because I am referring to myself. To one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge. It is not just the Spirit, a word goes with it, something you can understand, that is going to help you. When that Sunday morning came, I did not know what was going to happen when it was over, until a sister got up and began to clap. Then the entire congregation began to clap and to rejoice. It made a bunch of preachers look very foolish. We look at some of the gifts as something that would not be that significant, but every gift is. These gifts must be working in the body, because they are of the Spirit of God, and there are some people in here that have gifts, that do not know how to use them yet, but they are learning. This message is to help people know the workings of the Spirit of God. I am not going to get up here and shake your chin to make you speak in tongues, like some have done in different places. They will have a person say Jesus backwards many times real fast, teaching people how to speak in tongues. Bro. Bud preached a message one time, and he said, if you say the same thing over and over and over, the next time you get up and you say it over and over and over, he said it is going to be the same message. I do not necessarily say that about Faith Assembly, but there are people that do that. He goes on, by the same Spirit, To another faith by the same Spirit. That is a gift, it is something that you know for sure when it comes concerning a certain thing, or praying for somebody, when this works in your life, you know it is going to work. Faith is not discernment, but it is somewhat related. The 13th chapter tells you how these things work in the wisdom of God. It is through love, love of the Word, love of God, love of the saints of God. Only God can put that love in you by the Holy Ghost. It is not how you love your dog. It is not how you love your child. You love your child because that is a part of you, and you protect that child, that is not the love of God. It is to love Him when all the chips are down. You would not trade what you believe for the whole world, because Jesus said if you gain the whole world and lose your own soul, then what has it profited you. Faith is speaking it and believing it, taking God at His Word. It is a gift. Jesus said if you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, be removed, and it would be done. That is a gift, but you are going to know how to use it. You do not use faith just to blast something, nor to cut somebody down. Faith works in these gifts. Faith works in the gift of healing. To another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit. See? Every time he is speaking of here, he is saying by the Spirit. He is wanting those Corinthian people to understand that you are not doing this on your own. It is not a gift unless it is by the Spirit. As I repeat, it is to edify the body. The gifts of healing by the same Spirit, I mentioned some time before, a week or two before the spring meeting, about having a sore throat and laid my hand on my throat and prayed a short prayer. My sore throat left. That was something I was supposed to say because Bro. Svein had cancer. I knew he had cancer. He had it in different parts of his body. So he began to lay his hand on his body and pray, after I had said that, and it struck faith in him. We are talking about healing now because it says the gifts of healings. He laid his hands on different parts of his body where he was hurting and where he was having this trouble with the cancer. He prayed and it left. You heard his testimony. I had said something, and the word I said was to benefit somebody else with a worse problem than I had. Our young sister Rebekah testified about her throat condition, how bad it was, she laid her hand on her throat and prayed and it left. Brothers and sisters, these things are to build faith in a congregation. They are not just for me, nor for a single person, but it is for everyone. We must get ourselves to a place, I am not saying holier than thou or anything like that, we must get ourself in a place of sacrifice, here I am Lord. The reason it says gifts of healings, because when Jesus was here, there were many ways He healed people. He spit on the ground and made mud, that He rubbed on someone’s eyes. I wonder what that man thought when He was putting mud on his eyes? He did not know who Jesus was, he had never seen Him. Jesus told him, go wash and see. When Peter, in the 4th chapter of Acts, was preaching, he was just preaching and his shadow, as he walked up and down the street, gave faith to some people on sick beds and they got up. There are a lot of stories on television, miracle water, miracle oil, I have something you need, but you have to pay me for it. You have to keep me on the air. Faith Assembly has never begged to stay on the air. We have not begged for the Contender to go out. I stand here this morning with nothing to complain about concerning the finances of Faith Assembly, nothing, because God has provided. Bro. Jackson said, when our ability dries up, to where the Contender cannot be printed and sent free of charge to all that request it, I will stop it. It is still being printed. It started in 1969. The internet is still going to many different countries. No one is ever asked for even a penny, because we have people that love God and pay their tithes without anyone begging them to. Anything about tithes is hardly ever mentioned, and it is never mentioned in a way to say, you need to give more. Naturally I believe in paying tithes and I believe in making offerings, but I am not asking for it. I am not standing here asking, give more. I know God will provide a way for the truth of His Word to get to hungry souls. All of this greed and carnality is going to be burned one of these days.

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