Christus ist geoffenbart in seinem eigenen Wort

CHRIST IS REVEALED IN HIS OWN WORD

So 22.08.1965, vormittags, Branham Tabernacle
Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA
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Let us bow our heads. Lord Jesus, the Shepherd of the great Flock, we are so in debt to Thee, Lord, that we could never pay Thee for the love that Thou has shed abroad in our hearts. We feel so unworthy as we bow our heads and stand in Thy presence. We ask You to cleanse us from all faults and all sin. We pray that You’ll strengthen our bodies today. Many are sick and afflicted, as it shows here, of handkerchiefs and requests coming in on the phone and everywhere.

And we believe that we are ending up this world’s history now, and soon time will fade into Eternity, and we want to be ready for that hour. That’s why we have assembled here this morning, is to prepare for that time. I am told that there are many of the telephone hooks-ups this morning across the nation, from coast to coast. Wherever our voices is coming, may that little group be blessed. Heal the sick that’s among them, and I pray that You’ll cleanse their souls from all evil. And help us here this morning, at the tabernacle, that we also may enjoy that great privilege.

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And we ask that You’ll speak to us today through Thy written Word, and may the Spirit reveal to us the things that we have need of, as we have gathered nationwide now, feeling that we are a small people, but have a place among the redeemed, because we have believed on Jesus Christ. Grant these things to us, Lord.

And when we close the service and we go to our different homes across the nation, may we say, like those from Emmaus, "Did not our hearts burn within us as He spoke to us along the road?"

Now, Father, I know that whatever I would say would be certainly insufficient, with the—the fine Christians throughout the nation now that’s tuned in, it wouldn’t be—it wouldn’t be adequate. It would not be something that I could say that could do any good, because we’re all in the same category. We’re human, mortals. But let the great Holy Spirit speak; may He take a hold of the Word and just reveal Himself. We’re waiting on Him now, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

You may be seated.

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I kind of... surprising myself. I told my wife, if she happens to be listening in, down in Tucson, that I didn’t think I’d have any service when I come back; and I didn’t even bring clothes. And I said to my daughter-in-law, she had pressed my coat, and I said, "I’m staying behind the pulpit, with... They don’t know the trousers is one kind and the coat’s another." It’s the ones I wore home. But, Meda, she got my shirt ironed and everything, so every... Don’t worry; everything is fine.

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Now, we have a request here, that there’s a very dear brother... And I think that—that Prescott, I believe, is hooked in this morning, up in—in Prescott, Arizona. Sister Mercier’s father is just been on his road here to the meeting, I understand, and was had to be taken to the hospital in a heart attack, Brother Coggins. And, also, Brother Junior Jackson, I think he’s in on the next radio down, or the next phone down in Clarksville or New Albany, and his father is in the hospital, I understand, with serious operation of cancer in the liver. So we want certainly remember those in our prayers. And now there’s others here, too, but we don’t want to take up the time. God knows all about them, so let us pray for them now.

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Dear God, as that dear, old, wrinkled-hand man, Brother Coggins, an old veteran of the field, has... laying in the hospital this morning, somewhere, suffering from an attack on his heart. God, that poor old heart’s went through much troubles. I pray, God, to help him. Grant it. He like... He loves life like all of us does, and he wants to live. Lord God, grant it. We across the nation pray in Jesus’ Name for him, that You’ll heal him and bring him out. We believe that You will; he’ll be come right to the meeting.

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We pray for Brother Jackson, his precious daddy laying there near death now, and bring in the world a fine boy like Junior. I—I—I pray, dear God, that You’ll heal him. I know it seems impossible. The medics, the doctors, they—they don’t know what to do in that kind of a case. But we remember Brother Hall, also, when the very best of the physicians here said, in Louisville, said, "He’s just a few hours to live," with cancer in the liver. And he’s living today, and that’s twenty-five years ago, because of Your grace. So I pray that You’ll heal Brother Jackson today, Lord, let Your grace and mercy be with him.

And all this great pile of handkerchiefs and cloths and things that’s placed here in request; You know them all, Father. I pray that You’ll grant healing to all of them. In Jesus Christ’s Name. Amen.

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Now start, this morning, I didn’t think that I was going to come down, at the first place, last Sunday. And then again, when we announced it, I come down. Brother Neville had me to speak! And then we announced to be down today, and it hasn’t been notified out around the country to the peoples. And we got this telephone system now, which is very, very fine. The people can set right in their homes or their... gather in their places, their churches, and so forth, and hear the service. I appreciate that.

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Now I see laying here, there had been many requests this last week, on what I said last Sunday on the Message. I believe I forget what I titled it now. But I said something about paying your debts. And you know, no matter what you say, it’s misunderstood by many. Not ’cause they... they don’t want to misunderstand it, but you just simply misunderstand it.

And now someone said, "Should we buy a car?" Or, "What should I..."

Now, that isn’t what Jesus spoke of, or the Bible there, that said, "Owe no man nothing." That’s lingering debts that you could pay. Pay them. It don’t... That’s owing no man nothing. It doesn’t mean... My, we owe our rent, our telephone bill, we... and what-more. We—we owe those things, and we pay them. But, an old lingering debt that you could be paying on, pay it off. See? Now, don’t go with anything hanging on you like that.

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I remember a time when I was sick, once when I was a boy. I came out of the hospital owing about two thousand dollars. And used to be a drugstore here, Mr. Swaniger, I owed him about three or four hundred dollars, a medicine bill. He didn’t even know me. And the man... I went to him. I didn’t know him. And he just send it up there, anyhow, never refused to send it. And I said, "I owe you." And I said... I believe, Swaniger... It was Mr. Mason down on Court Avenue and Spring.

And I said, "I owe you. And I’m—I’m just still awfully weak, but I’m trying to go to work. Now, if I can’t pay you..." I just become a Christian. I said, "First thing, Mr. Mason, as my duty to God, I owe Him my tithes. I want to pay Him my tithings, first." And I said, "Then my next duty is pay my debts." I said, "My father is sickly, and he... And we got... There’s ten of us children in the family." But I said, "I’ll... If I can’t pay you no more than twenty-five cents on that bill, each payday; if I can’t pay you even the twenty-five cents, I’ll come by and tell you about it. I’ll tell you, ‘I—I—I can’t do it this time.’" Now, by the help of God, I paid every bit off. See? But that’s what I mean, see?

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Just don’t... Somebody say...

Oh, some Christian here at the church one time went out and got some work done on a car here, and the man come down... The man said, "I’ll pay you. I get paid Saturday," or something another. And he never paid him. And weeks after weeks rolled by, and never paid him, never said a word. And—and the man come and asked me, he said... See, it reflects against the church. It reflects against Christ.

You can’t pay him, go tell him, say, "I owe you, and I’m going to pay you. I’m a Christian, but I—I just... I can’t do it right now, I’ve got... I owe this." And, remember, it’s on God’s books too, you know, that you do. So that’s... I’m trying to, for myself and for all of us together, try to be ready, for we know we’re getting near something, very near of something is going to take place. So we want to be ready. When the Coming of the Lord is drawing so nigh now, we want to be ready for that great hour.

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Now we want to get ready and speak now on a little subject here that I chose for this morning, by the help of the Lord. And we’ll speak just as briefly as we can, because of the hook-up of the people. I hope you all got a... all across the nation, got a fine morning like we have here in Indiana. Nice, cool, fine weather we’re having now since the rain. And it’s very fine.

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Now I want to read from the Book of Hebrews, the 1st chapter; and from the Book of Saint John, the 1st chapter. Hebrews 1:1 to 3, and Saint John 1:1, for a text. My subject this morning is a study in the Scriptures. Now let’s read Hebrews 1:1:

God, who at sundry times... divers manners spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets,

But in these last days spoken to us by his Son, who he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the world;

Who being in the brightness of his glory, and... express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

What a beautiful reading! Now Saint John 1:1:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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Now, and my text this morning is: "Christ Is Revealed In His Own Word". Now, where I come to the conclusion to talk on this, was because that... Knowing that what we say we mustn’t just say because we’re gathered together to just haphazardly speak on anything, but it’s something that will help stabilize the people, for we are going to pass through dangerous, treacherous waters. We’re already sailing through them. And sometimes I guess it’s with you like it is with me, that seems like that, so much of it, it’s such a scary.

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I was just talking to a young minister and his wife, in the room, just a few moments ago. And both of them are nervous just like the rest of the world, rest of the human beings on earth. I said, "Remember, Satan’s got a punch coming at you." Don’t care who you are, God... He’s got a right for that one punch. Which had you rather be, that punch; be blind, or be an arthritic setting in a chair, or be nervous? See? He’s got somewhere he can punch you. He’s got a right to that open place. Now, that’s the spot you got to keep covered all the time.

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And to see this nervous age that we’re living in...

And last week’s tapes, I think, will reveal to you the great hideous things that we’re going to speak on one of these days when we can get a place sufficient, of the opening of those last plagues to be poured out upon the earth, those Vials, rather, pouring out of the Vials, and the Seven Thunders, and those hideous sights that’s coming upon the earth.

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Man now, and people today, are in such a neurotic condition; the whole world!

You read this last month’s Reader’s Digest, you’ll notice the subject there; it’s on Billy Graham, the great evangelist. He got so tired he just couldn’t hold his meetings, and he—he went to Mayos’ clinic for a physical checkup. There wasn’t nothing wrong with him, only he just doesn’t do enough work. And they put him to running; physical exercise. He runs a mile every day.

And then the article goes on to say that science has proved that today, that young children, these little boys and girls, "hit their middle age at twenty years old." And by twenty-five, many times, in many cases, girls are out of menopause, at twenty-five years old.

I don’t know if you knew it or not, but a few nights ago while the Holy Spirit was speaking here in the meeting, a little girl setting down here, that’s exactly what was wrong with that child when it called out. I looked at her the second time, looked again, and I seen what was the matter. I thought, "It can’t be; that child is too young." But it was menopause, about twenty years old, twenty-three, something like that. See?

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My mother and your mother struck that age about forty-five to fifty. My wife struck that age about thirty-five. Now it’s down to twenty. The whole human race is rotten. Well, if them physical beings of our body is tearing down like that from eating hybrid foods, tensions, that rotten it, does not that also rot the brain cell? Then we can see how women can get on the street, naked. We can see how they can speed through the—the streets at a hundred and twenty miles an hour, all these things. It’s come to a place where the whole nation, the whole world, not only this nation, but everywhere, mentally gone.

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And then when we open up those, the Lord willing, on those Seven Vials and show those hideous things. Men will be so insane, after a while, till they’ll imagine they’re seeing ants the size of a mountain. It’ll be tormenting women; be locusts come upon the earth, with long hair, to torment women who cut theirs off; hair like women, hanging down; and long teeth, like a lion; stingers in their tail, like a scorpion, and—and so forth, to torment men upon the earth. But then it’ll be too late to do anything about it. You get right now. See? Tormenting!

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And last Sunday when we was going into those cycles, about how that the five senses on the outer realm. That’s the inlet, five senses to the body. There’s only one way you can get into the body, that’s by those five senses: see, taste, feel, smell, and hear. There’s no other way to contact the—the body.

On the inside of that man is a man called spirit, and he has five senses: think, thought... and thought, and love, and conscience, and so forth. All right.

Now, you can’t think with your body. You think with your mind. And in there is where too many, of Christians, only stop. And they can, just like the corn in the field and the weed in the field, they can be anointed with the same Holy Spirit that the real believer is anointed with.

But down on the inside of that, next realm, the third realm, is the soul; and that’s predestinated by God. There is where the real seed-germ lays, is in there.

And, remember, if I’d take a cocklebur and cut it open, draft into it the heart of a—of a wheat and put it there, bury it, it would bring forth a wheat out of the cocklebur; no matter what the outside is, what the emotions.

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Today is so confused about the evidence of the Holy Ghost, and so forth. Satan can impersonate any kind of a gift that God has got, but he cannot bring that Word, Word by Word. That’s where he failed in the garden of Eden. That’s where he’s always failed. That’s where them, the tape on "false, anointed ones," or anointed ones; they can be anointed with the Spirit, speak in tongues, dance, shout, preach the Gospel, and still a devil.

It’s the inside! Now remember, Jesus said, "All the Father has given Me will come to Me. No man can come except My Father draws him first."

Now, we taken through the lesson, to show that in... You were in your great-great-great-grandfather, all the way back, physically speaking. Then, that’s what you are in physical being, nature. Sometimes a child will be born in a family, red-headed. It astonishes the father, ’cause there’s nobody he knows, of his people, red-headed, or the mother’s. But if you’ll go way back to several generations, you’ll find out somebody was red-headed. That seed keeps coming on down, and you come the nature of one from way back.

Like as Hebrews the 7th chapter said, that, "Melchisedec, Abraham paid tithes to Him when he was returning from the slaughter of the kings. And Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes," for he was in the loins of Melchisedec at... or, "the loins of Abraham," rather, when he met Melchisedec.

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Now the same thing is this. If you are a son of God, and if I am a son of God, or a daughter of God, we were in God at the beginning. And when Jesus became the fullness of the Word, then we were in Him, germ form. When He was crucified, we was crucified in His body. When He arose from the dead, we rose with Him. And now, since we have recognized it, "now we set together with Him, in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus." See? For He... We, if we are sons and daughters of God, we are God’s children, then we are attributes of God. Then we were... got Eternal Life. And God is the only Eternal Life there is. Then, we were in Him from the beginning. And when Jesus became all that Word, then we were a part of Him then. Amen! There you are. That’s in there, there is no devil, no powers, no nothing can ever move it. That’s the tie post of the soul.

You can be anointed out here, in this spirit, and desire, and do all these other things. But when it comes to this tie post to that Word, you’ll never move from there. It’ll hold right steady and true, to that Word, as it can be. Outside of that, regardless of what you do, you’re still lost.

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That Laodicean Church Age, "naked, blind, miserable; don’t even know it." See, it’s out... It’s that anointed, anointed with the real Spirit. See, that Holy Spirit can fall upon a man, in his spirit. But his soul is his germ; that germ is the Word. See? And how... I don’t care how much you can preach, how well you do this, and how much you love; that’s one of the inlets to spirit. You can’t love with your body; you love with your spirit. That’s one of the inlets. And you can love, and even love God, and still not be right. You can cast out devils, and preach, and do these things; still not be right. Jesus said so, said many would come in that day. That Word settles it!

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us,...

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Notice, I’m going to speak on this subject of the Bible, "Christ Revealed In His Own Word". Where I drawed this conclusion, was in my room.

Some dear person, may be setting here this morning... I got a picture hanging in my study up there, that’s a picture of Hofmann’s Head of Christ, wrote in the Beatitudes. And right where you would come to place like you need a part of the hair, they pressed a little harder on the pen as you pass that part. There, there He is, setting in His Word, looking right out; Christ in the Beatitudes. Someone, ever who it was, I thank you for it.

And somebody brought that picture and put it in my study there, of Elijah going up in a chariot of fire. We appreciate these things. Many times, big crowds, I just don’t get a chance to speak and say these things, but I see it, brother, sister. I—I know it, and God knows it.

Now I’m going to speak on this subject of "Christ Revealed In His Own Word". How, in the Beatitudes, there stands a picture of Christ, standing right out, like. That’s where I thought of this subject.

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Now, Christ and the Word is the same. See?

They say, "How was the Bible...?" People says. I was riding with a man not long ago. He said, "Think of it. We here on this earth, the way we are, and we only know or can only say that we’re saved by some Jewish fable called the Bible."

I said, "Sir, I don’t know how you say that, but I don’t believe it’s a Jewish fable," I said.

He said, "Well, you pray, what do you pray to? I asked for so-and-so and certain things; I didn’t get it."

I said, "You pray wrong. We should never pray to change God’s mind; we should pray to change our mind. God’s mind don’t need any changing. See? See, it’s right." I said, "Not what you prayed for..."

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I know a young Catholic boy, one time, was had a prayer book, saying prayers, and for his mother to live. And she died, and he throwed the prayer book in the fire. Well, see, I don’t go for the prayer book; but, anyhow, see, you take the wrong attitude. You’re trying to tell God what to do.

Prayer should be, "Lord, change me to fit Your Word." Not, "Change," not, "let me change Your mind. You change my mind." See? "You change my mind to Your will. And Your will is written here in the Book. And, Lord, don’t—don’t let me go till You got my—my mind set just like Your mind. And then when my mind is set like Your mind, then I’ll believe every Word You wrote. And You said, in there, You’d make ‘everything work together for good’ to them that loves You. And I love You, Lord. It’s all working together for the good."

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I been this week down in the country, staying with some very dear friends. I asked some of them at the table, yesterday, when we was eating. We always set around and have a little... like a little study on the Bible. Was talking about love.

And there was a certain person said to me, he said, "I believe you’re an antichrist."

I said, "If that would be pleasing to my Lord, that’s what I want to be. I want to be whatever He wants me to be. I love Him. And if He should cast me into hell, I still will love Him, if I go with the same spirit I have now." He looked at me kind of strange.

I seen four or five of them there, young men; young wives, fine women. I knowed how them boys loved their wives, so I said to them, I said, "Here is the way to test it. If your wife, before you were married... Now, you go back, say you... this married life, you been dreaming you were married; you really wasn’t married, but you dreamed you were. And you woke up, and you went and talked it over with your girlfriend, and said, ‘You know, I dreamed that we were married, and we had children. We living happy, and—and waiting for the Coming of the Lord, and everything.’ And then this girl would say to you, ‘You know, I love another man better than I love you. I could be happier with the other man.’ Could you, from your heart, love her well enough to say, ‘God’s blessings rest upon you, my dear. Go with this other man’?"

Now, now check that, each of you men or you women. See? Well, if your love is correct, you would do that, for you are interested in her welfare. What, you know you could have her, you can live with her, you... She’s your wife; she will be. She’ll marry you, but she won’t be happy. She would be happier... And then, if you love her, then you want her to be happy.

Therefore, whatever the will of God is, let God’s will be done, whether I’m happy with it or not. I want to live so He will be pleased with what I do. Therefore check your—your objective and your motive by that; you know whether you love God or not.

What if He’d say, "You serve Me if I’m going to cast you away?"

"I love You, anyhow."

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Therefore, if the churches would see that and could believe it in that manner, it wouldn’t be one trying to jerk the football away from the other fellow when he’s running with it. He would be protecting that one. See? When, real true motive and objective, wouldn’t be one trying to say, "Hey, I got this too! I, this is me, this." See, God can’t use a man. There is so much impersonation follows it, and that’s Satan. And the people can’t realize that. They’re trying to take the ball from somebody that’s been give it. Let God raise up a certain ministry and watch how many goes after it. See? See?

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Now, genuine love for God, "No matter what part I am, Lord, if I can only say a word for It, help protect It, let me do that." See?

That’s the same thing would be about your wife. If you really love her, see, it’s not a—it’s not a—a phileo love; it’s an Agapao love, a genuine love. She could live with somebody else, happier; you’re not married now, course, you can’t.

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And, by the way, people listening to these tapes. Some, so many, sends in, said, "Why, in the Marriage And Divorce, you said this and you said that." I said that so many times; these tapes goes only... I’m speaking to my congregation, brother. I’m not responsible for what God give you to shepherd; I’m responsible for what kind of Food I feed these people. This is for this tabernacle only. See? Now, if the people want to listen to the tapes, that’s up to them. But I’m speaking to what God has give to me. It was their sins that was omitted.

Someone wrote out, and said, "Well, I done this and I done that. You said our sin..." I—I didn’t say that.

I said, "See it to this; this is only to this people right here, the people here in the tabernacle, my own flock." Now, if people wants to hybreed food and stuff out there, you—you get the revelation from God and do what God tells you to do. I’ll do the same thing. But these Messages are to this church.

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Notice. Now, we come back, we’ve got to have something another that we have to hold onto. Something has to be a tie post, in other words, it’s an ultimate. And everyone must have an ultimate or an absolute. I preached on it one time, years ago, on an absolute, a place that’s the last word.

Like the umpire at a ball game, if he says it’s a strike, that’s just exactly what it is. No matter how you seen it, the umpire said it’s a strike. You said, "I—I—I... It wasn’t a strike. It went... I seen the..." No matter what it is, when he said, "strike," that’s it, that settle just what. He, he is the ultimate.

And the traffic light is an ultimate, if it says, "go." You say, "Well, I, I’m in a hurry, I got..." No, no. It says, "You stand still while the other fellow goes." See? It’s the ultimate.

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Now, there’s got to be an ultimate to everything you do. There had to be an ultimate when you chose your wife. There had to be a woman you had to select.

Now, there has to be a time where, when you’re going to buy a car, what kind of an ultimate you’re going to make. Will it be Ford, Chevy, Plymouth, foreign car, whatever it is, you got to have an ultimate.

And so is it with Christian living. There has got to be an ultimate.

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Now, if a man said, went to another man and said... heard somebody say, "Well, you should be baptized," and this fellow never... Maybe, his, some church that didn’t baptize, they just sprinkled. I think, say for instance, the Methodist, they do baptize if it’s requested, I understand. Or maybe the... A Catholic, I think they sprinkle only. So then if—if a man heard something about being "immersed in the water," well, he didn’t understand that; he was raised Catholic. So he goes up to the priest, and said, "Father, I understand that we’re supposed to be baptized by immersing. What does our church say about that?"

"Why, it says that—that we’re to be sprinkled." If that church is his ultimate, that settles it. All strife is over; the church said so, and that’s all.

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What if the... if a Baptist brother heard us say that we believe in being baptized by "immersing"? He’d say, "I believe that."

"And in the Name of ‘Jesus Christ.’"

Now, this—this member of the church goes back to the pastor and says, "Pastor, I heard a fellow say to me that we should be baptized by immersing, all right, but in the Name of ‘Jesus Christ.’"

"Well," he’d say, "now, let us see. Why, here the book says that we’re to be baptized using ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost.’" If that church is the ultimate, that settles it. He don’t care about what anything else says; that’s his ultimate.

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Well, every denomination is an ultimate to their believers.

But, to me, and to the ones that I hope that I’m leading to Christ, and by Christ, the Bible is our ultimate. No matter... Cause, God said, "Let every man’s word be a lie, and Mine Truth." And I believe that the Bible is God’s ultimate. No matter what anyone else says; It’s the ultimate.

The Bible is not a book of systems. No, sir. It is not a book of systems, nor a code of morals. The Bible is not a book of systems, so many systems, and so forth. No, sir. It is not a book of morals. No, sir. It is not. Nor is It a book of history, altogether. Or, neither is It a book of theology. For, It is the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Now if you’d like to read that, you who have your papers, marking it down, that’s Revelation 1:1 to 3, as, the Bible is "the Revelation of Jesus Christ."

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Let us just read it while we got time. I believe my... haven’t got too many notes here to speak from. If the Lord tarries, why, we’ll try to get from them.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signify it by his angel to his servant John:

Who bare record of the word of God, and... the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the word of this prophecy, and keep the things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

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So, the Bible is the complete revelation of Jesus Christ. And It was wrote by prophets. Hebrews 1:1, in... "God, Who in sundry times spake to the fathers by the prophets, in this last day speaks to us through His Son, Jesus Christ," which was the prophets, all of them, put together. Jesus was Malachi; Jesus was Jeremiah, Isaiah, Elijah. All that they were, were in Him. And all that you are, and all I am, is in Him; Words, witnesses of the Word.

So It is not a book of systems, a code of moral ethics, neither is It a history book, or a book of theology. It is not. But It’s a revelation of Jesus Christ, God Himself revealed, from Word to flesh. That’s what It is. The Bible is the Word, and God is the flesh, God in... God is the Word, rather, and Jesus being the flesh. It’s the revelation, how God (the Word) was manifested in human flesh, and revealed to us. And that’s why He becomes a Son of God; He is a part of God. You understand?

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Now, He is not... The body is part of God, so much that it’s a Son.

A Son, as the Catholic puts it, "Eternal Son," and all the rest of the churches; the word don’t even make sense. See? There cannot be Eternal, and then be a Son, ’cause a Son is something that’s "begotten from." And the word Eternal, He cannot be an Eter-... He can be a Son, but He cannot be an Eternal Son. No, sir. It cannot be an Eternal Son.

Now, but He is the Son, so much, that all the Word that was in Jeremiah, in Moses, and all those Words, like He said, "They speak of Me." All that true Divine revelation of Word was wound up into one human body, and God put flesh around It. That’s the reason He was called "Son," reason He refers, "Father." Why, it’s just as simple, if you just let God pour it down into your mind. See? God revealed in a body of flesh, notice, revealed from flesh... or from Word unto flesh. That’s Saint John 1:14, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us."

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Now notice this Bible. Some of them said, "Oh, well, It’s done this, It’s done that." But let me tell you something, let’s just...

Let’s go into the history of the Bible, just a minute, see where It come from. It was written by forty different writers. Forty men wrote the Bible, over a space of sixteen hundred years apart, and at different times, predicting the most important events that ever happened in world’s history, and, many times, hundreds of years before it happened. And there is not one error in the entire sixty-six Books. Oh, my! No author but God Himself could be so accurate. Not one Word contradicts the other.

Remember, sixteen hundred years apart, the Bible was wrote, from Moses to—to the death of—of John at the isle, or the Isle of Patmos. Sixteen hundred years, and was wrote by forty different authors; one didn’t even know the other one, and they never had It as "the Word." Some of them never even seen "the Word." But when they wrote It, and was understood to be prophets, then, when they put their prophecies together, each one of them dovetailed one to the other.

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Look at Peter, who announced on the Day of Pentecost, "Repent, every one of you, and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins."

Paul had never heard nothing about It. He went down to Arabia for three years, to study the Old Testament, to see Who this Pillar of Fire was that spoke to him on the road, saying, "Saul, why persecutest thou Me?" How could he be wrong? He never even consulted the church at all.

And fourteen years later, when he met Peter, they was preaching the same thing, Word by Word. That’s our Bible. Let other man’s words fail. This, no man can add to It. You don’t add no more to the Bible. No, sir. This is the complete Revelation. It’s all.

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Like the Seven Seals. "The Seven Seals," someone kept saying to me, "now you’ll... The Lord will speak to you, Brother Branham, when these Seals are revealed, and will tell us how to get closer to God, and how to do it."

I said, "No, sir, it can’t be. Because, the Bible, the Seven Seals on It had the seven mysteries hid. It was already wrote, but they didn’t understand what It was."

Watch how they plowed along with that, being baptized in "Jesus" Name; see, that wasn’t it. The Name of the "Lord Jesus Christ"! See all those things, how it was. Cause, there’s many Jesuses; I got several friends here on earth named "Jesus," minister friends. It isn’t that. It’s our "Lord Jesus Christ."

No author but God could be so correct.

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Now let’s just see how this Bible was written.

Now, say for instance, from... What if we went now and took sixty-six medical books that deals with the body, wrote by forty different medical schools, a hundred and sixteen... or sixteen hundred years apart? Wonder what kind of continuity we’d come up with?

When, George Washington, our president, about two hundred years ago, for pneumonia, they pulled his toenail out and bled him a pint. What if we took...

Let’s go a little further, on some things that we so attracted to today, that’s science. What if we took forty different science, from sixteen hundred years apart, and see what we’d come up with? A French scientist, three hundred years ago, proved by science, by rolling a ball, that, if any terrific speed was obtained over thirty miles an hour, the object would leave the earth and fall off. Do you think science would ever refer back to that? Is any continuity with that now, when they drive down the street, on the road here, a hundred and fifty miles an hour? See? But he scientifically proved that, by the pressure of the ball rolling across the ground, that at thirty miles an hour, that, any object would lift up off the earth and go away, it’d fall off into space.

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No, there’s no continuity to that.

But not one Word in the Bible contradicts the other. Not one prophet ever contradicted the other one. They was, every one, perfect. And when one come in and did prophesy, and that real prophet raised up and called him down, then it was made manifest. See? See? So the Bible is the Word of God, to all true believers.

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Now, you couldn’t get no accuracy in what doctors would agree upon. You can’t even get accuracy of them now. You can’t get accuracy in science now.

Now, you know, sometime ago, they told us that the... that, "When the Bible said that ‘he saw four Angels standing on the four corners of the earth,’ that that couldn’t be. The earth was round." But the Bible said, "four corners." Well, now you seen, two weeks ago, or three weeks ago, it’s been now, the papers packing this article, they found out that the world is square. How many seen that? Why, sure. See? I got it all copied off, just waiting for somebody to say something.

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And they’re going to find out, someday, that they’re not seeing a hundred and fifty million years of light-space either. They’re going right around in a circle. That’s exactly.

You’re going to find out, one of these days, that when you go to Heaven, you don’t fly off somewhere else. You’re still right here, too, just in another dimension faster than this.

Right through this room is coming color. Every color, shirt, dress, whatever you got on, is Eternal, laying right on records, going around and around the world. Every time you bat your eyes, it’s right on record. Watch, television will prove that.

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When you are born, God sets a record on. It don’t make... Put a record on, it don’t make much noise for a little while, you know. That’s the little baby, till it comes to accountability; then the noise starts, he starts saying things and doing things he has to answer for. And then when that life ends, that record or tape is took off and laid in the—in the great big library of God. Now, how you going to get around it at the Judgment Bar? It’s played right back in front of you, every move you made, every thought that went through your mind. Can you see that? Now can you see where God...

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Standing here, the other night, there been a man on the platform, tall, baldheaded man, real handsome-looking fellow, strong. And he went out... The Lord had told him a whole lot of things about his family and what he should do. And he went out and set down. In a few minutes, here come before me another man like that, but he had his head down. I couldn’t make out, and I looked at the man again out there; and he... Wasn’t him, because it was something else. And this man, I couldn’t find it. Looked around, nobody behind, me. I said, "The man is setting inside of those curtains there." And it was our... a brother that comes to church here, tall, baldheaded, handsome sort of a fellow setting up there like that. And he had his head hung over, praying, because he was just about to die with stomach trouble.

He was going to get a pair of shoes. His wife wanted him to get a new pair of shoes. He said, "No, I don’t have to get it, ’cause I ain’t going to live to wear them."

He was dying. And setting there, you see, in that dimension, hallelujah, God just moved over in there and said, "There he sets," just the position he was in. See what I mean?

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Now notice, and there is not any error in the Scriptures. Jesus, the Word of God, perceives the thought that’s in the heart. "The Word of God is stronger, sharper," Hebrews 4:12. "The Word of God is sharper, more powerful than a two-edged sword, even a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the mind." See? Goes way down into the mind, and pulls out, and discerns. What is discern? "Make known, reveal out." And that’s what the Word of God does.

Today we say, "The Catholic church is the Word of God; the Baptists, the Methodists, the Pentecostal, the tabernacle." That’s wrong. The Word is the revelation; God, revealed by the Word.

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No, we could have got... get any continuity amongst medics, amongst scientists, different ones.

If Einstein had only had the spiritual application, as he had the—the physical application, as he studied the laws of light, and so forth, he could have told us something. When I heard his message on that great center somewhere into the skies, that, "Ever contacted with that center, you could create earths, do anything, and the power would be unlimited." See? He had seen that.

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You see these little pockets going through the air, they call "saucers," so forth. People so... That, well, we better leave that alone. "Hear all these people come up missing?" you say. Don’t hear from them; they’re standing there, and they’re not there.

That’s the way the Rapture is going to be. One of them will drop right down, and this terrestrial body will take on a celestial body. And they’ll be... hide, hair, or bones left; it’ll be transformed in a moment of time, dropping right out of space and taking Home that. We see all this going on now, and the—and the Pentagon wondering about these lights, and mystic lights, and everything they’re seeing in the—in the sky. You seen they had one here in the paper at Jeffersonville this week, and so forth, "a mystic light." So, oh, they don’t know what that is. But listen, little children, It’s going to pick you up, one of these days. See? See? Don’t worry.

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Remember, Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Sodom."

What happened just before Sodom? God came down with some Angels, and They had an investigation judgment. Said, "I’ve heard the cry, that it’s so sinful, so great, so I’ve come down to find out whether it’s altogether the truth or not." That right? Watch that main One that stayed with Abraham, could discern the thoughts was in Sarah’s heart, behind Him.

Now, you look around just a little bit and notice, see, watch what It’s doing, the same thing today. It’s an investigation judgment.

Why, after a while, the Church, when It can stay in that place, and every seed has been brought to its spot, they’ll be gone. They won’t know what happened to them. One will be going one way. See? One will be going over to the pastor’s house, and one will be going here, or down there, and, the first thing you know, they’re not there. For Enoch which was the type, "God took him, and he was found not." Come down to investigate!

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The continuity, how the Enoch translation, a type of Israel being carried over in the ark...

So perfect, the Word of God is so perfect, even to the Old and New Testament, is two halves and one whole. That’s right. Old Testament is half of It, and New Testament is half of It; put It together, you got the whole revelation of Jesus Christ. There is the prophets speaking, and here He is in Person; see, two halves and one whole.

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Now we don’t want to take too much...

Now, remember, the Old Testament is not complete without the New. And the New could not be complete without the Old. That’s the reason I said two halves, one whole. For, the prophets said, "He’ll be here! He’ll be here! He’ll be here; they’ll do this to Him. They’ll do this to Him!" And here He is, "He was here! He was here, and they did this to Him, and they did this to Him." I just preached on that a few nights ago.

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Now, in order to study the Scripture, Paul told Timothy, "Study It, rightly dividing the Word of God, which is Truth."

Them is three musts in the Scripture. In using God’s Word, there is three things that you must not do. Now let’s study those for the next ten minutes; three things that you must not do. And all out in the land, wherever you are, across the nation, be sure to put these down in your mind if you haven’t got a pencil. You must not do these things. We tell you all the time how you must do, now I’m going to tell you what you must not do.

Now, you must not misinterpret the Word. You say, "Well, I believe It means this." It means just what It says. It needs no interpreter. And you must not misplace the Word. And you must not dislocate the Word. And if we would do either of these, it throws the whole Bible in a confusion and in a chaos.

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Notice. To misinterpret Jesus, in the form of God in a man, you would make Him—you would make Him one God out of three. To misinterpret Jesus Christ being the Word, you would make Him one God out of three, or you would make Him the second Person in a Godhead. And to do that, you would mess the whole Scripture up. You’d never get nowhere. So It must not be misinterpreted.

And if you say that a certain thing, you put an interpretation on It, and you apply It to another time; or It’s been applied to another time, you also make an incorrect interpreting.

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If anybody misinterpret Jesus Christ in the Bible, of not being God Himself, make Him the second Person, or one God out of three, this would upset every Word in the entire Bible. It would break the first commandment, "Thou shalt not have any other god before Me." All right. It would make the whole Christian race a bunch of pagan worshippers worshipping three different gods. See what kind of a Bible you’d have? Then it’d make us what the Jews say we are. Said, "Which one of them gods is your God?" See? So, you see, you can’t... You mustn’t misinterpret the Bible.

For, Jesus Himself is the interpretation of the Bible, when He’s made manifest in the age that the part of His Body is being made manifest. If it’s a hand age, it must be a hand; it can’t be a head age. If it’s a voice age, well, then, it can’t be a foot age. See? And now we’re at the eye age. And now the next, is Him Hisself, to come. Seeing; prophetic!

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See, down through the age, we started off from the foundation, from the first church age; when the Seed went in the ground, the complete Seed. Then it come out through the feet, Luther; come back out then through Wesley; then in to Pentecostals, the tongues, in the lips, see; now it’s in the eyes, prophetic, of Malachi 4, and so forth. And now there’s nothing else left for it to come but Him Himself to step into that, ’cause that’s the last thing there is.

The next is the intelligence, and we have no intelligence of our own; it’s His. We have no sight of our own. How can a man foresee those things? He can’t do it. It’s God Himself. See, it’s—it’s becoming to a place. And He’s governed the body all the way through, then the complete Body of Christ is revealed in the form of a Bride that was taken out of His side, like Adam did at the beginning... like Adam’s was, rather, at the beginning.

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Yes, "god," this would set the whole Bible in a confusion, break the first commandment, and make a god, a pagan god of three. It would just—it would just ruin the whole picture of the Bible. So you must not misinterpret the Bible. Now, that’s just one thing.

When, every Scripture in the Bible has the same application, you’ve got to set It in Its place. And to misplace It, you might make Him God in one age, and—and the next age you’d make Him a history, to misplace It. So you mustn’t misplace the Scripture. He is God all the time. If you made Him today a God of history, what was back yonder, and He isn’t the same today, what are you going to do with Hebrews 13:8? See, "He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever."

Now, so see what this would do, and what it has done. It’s already done it, make Him deny His Own Word, to misplace the Scriptures.

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To dislocate the Scriptures, you might put His body together wrong, the foot where the head should be, or something. Just the same as a... Other words, you might have Jesus teaching Moses’ message. You might have... or even Wesley teaching Luther’s age. You might have now, our age, teaching Pentecost, the Pentecostal message. You see what a mess It would be in? Pentecost has already showed its colors. Luther has already showed his, went off into denomination. It died right there. The age struck; there it went.

Notice, just as soon as it was organized, it died. Now, just see if that isn’t right. Look back through the pages of history. Every time it organized, it died right there; there never was no more to it. It become a—a worshipper of the god of this world, and went off into organisms, and organizations, and denominations, and illusions. A bunch of Rickys got into there and put their own objections into it, or injected their own thoughts, rather, into it. And what did it happen? It become a mess. Going to head up in the god of this world, where they’ll throne Satan himself, thinking that they’re having a great world leader to bring them peace.

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I told you the other day, I’ll say it again, that even civilization itself today is absolutely contrary to God. Civilization is contrary to God. Education is a million miles from Him; science is a million miles. Science and education is trying to disprove God, see, through theological seminaries and schools, and rooms of science, and so forth. They’ve had their shake.

How about the vision the other night, of the man when he screamed to those scientists down there pouring that stuff in like that? They just turned and looked up, and went on. There’ll be one more ride.

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Notice, oh, these three musts must be. Now, you cannot... Jesus didn’t come preaching Noah’s message. He didn’t come preaching Moses’ message. Or, Moses didn’t come preaching... See, don’t mislocate the Scripture. It’s got to be in the time. Now, you cannot apply... When that great man, John Wesley, come out, or...

The great man, Luther, when Luther came out with his message of justification. Now when that was a... Luther was a great man. He called the church out of darkness, and he set justification by faith. And when he did it, they built a organization on top of it, and it died. The Life traveled, like it is in a stalk of wheat, right out into the Wesley age, to the tassel. Out of Luther come other leaves, that died with it, which was Zwingli, and Calvin, and all the rest that come out from that great reformation.

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Then along came Wesley, another age had bloomed out into a tassel. Wesley, and Atterbury, and all those, and—and John and his brother, and all of them, great men of God with a message, just swept the country. They organized it; it died.

Then it come out looking just exactly like she was going to put forth the grain now, and, come to find out, it was a shuck, Pentecost.

But back in behind all of it, come a little bud.

And you notice, usually... I think, in about three or four years after Luther was on the field, that the Lutheran church was organized. Just a short time after Wesley was on the field, it was organized.

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Tucson, we’ve had a—a program of how the Wesley church, or Methodist church, come into existence. And when they come to America here, many of them had come back and said they had set up a—a charter and so forth, from England, to bring it over here, and how it was all dramatized out. I seen right then what happened. There she died.

Well, out come the Pentecostal, them old shouters back in the long days ago, got the gift of speaking in tongues, and started off with speaking in tongues. Then they named it, "the evidence of the Holy Ghost." Then they organized. One said he’s going to do this, and the other that, and they had issues and issues. What’d it do? Each one of them leaves just unfolded, just like it did in the stalk and like it did on the tassel. They had the oneness, twoness, threeness, and the church of God, and all these others; just unfolded, unfolded, unfolded.

But now, according to nature, which is a perfect example, you’ll never be anything to educate It out of it.

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A family of friends of mine down in Kentucky, just had a little—little baby born the other day, and the mother was up when they was cooking our dinner. And she was helping the other sister cook dinner for a bunch of us men that had been out hunting. And so the baby got to crying, and I was talking. I think the mother felt a little embarrassed, so she runs and gets the baby, and—and starts to—to feed the little fellow. I said, "You know, that’s just nature." See? Now, you can’t...

They have never found any better way for a baby to get what it wants than to cry for it. Now, you might give it a—a book of ethics, and set down here and say, "I want to teach you theology, son. Now, don’t you go to squalling around here like other kids; you’re different. Now, when you want to be fed, you ring this little bell over here." Just don’t work. No, it just don’t work.

So, when you watch nature...

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Now we see where every age, and directly designed it out that we’re in the last age. The shuck has pulled away. And we’ve had fifteen years, nearly twenty now, years, of the Message sweeping across from nation to nation, and this morning hooked-up across this nation, see, and no organization. It can’t organize. There has nothing ever been like it, or will be hereafter. See?

The—the thing that’s the matter with the Message today, is, those who obtain It in their hearts must lay in the Presence of the Son, to get ripened. See? You can pick up the Message, and then let the Son bake all the greenness out of you, see, making matured Christians. See what I mean? God is coming soon, to receive His Church, and we must have that type of Christians for Him to receive. The—the wheat has got to get ripe. All right.

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These three musts must be. Must not misinterpret, or mishandle It, misinterpret It, or mis-... or dislocate It. It must be kept just exactly the way God said it was.

To the world, It’s a Book of mystery. The people believe It’s just a mysterious Book. One time I was talking to a very famous man here in the city, that holds a great standing of Christianity, and he said, "I tried to read the Book of Revelation one night." Said, "John must have had a big bait of hot pepper and had a nightmare." See, a Book of mystery.

But, while to the true believer, It’s the revelation of God being revealed in the age we’re living in.

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He said, "My Words are Spirit and Life." Jesus said that. Again, "The Word is a Seed that a sower sowed." We know that that’s true. It’s God in Word form, and can only be interpreted by Himself.

The human mind is not capable to interpret the mind of God. How can the little—little finite mind interpret the infinite Mind, when we can’t even interpret one another’s mind?

And you notice, He is the only One can interpret It, and He interprets It to whom He will. It didn’t say, "Mortals of old, as they strode across the earth in sundry times and divers manner." "God, in sundry times and divers manner revealed Himself to His prophets." See?

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And, notice, "To whom He will reveal It." And He so designed that He can hide Himself in the Scripture, to the smartest theologian there is. Oh, my! He can just hide Himself, set right there in the Scripture, and you look all day long and never see it; look a lifetime, and never see it. He can just hide Himself, setting there.

Now, please, everywhere, let that soak in. That, God, in the Word, can hide Himself so in the Word, that there isn’t a theologian or a school in the world could ever find Him, and yet He’s setting right there.

You say, "Is that right, Brother Branham?"

How about the Pharisees and Sadducees? How about in every age? He’s done it. Sure. He’s done so in every age. Now we could check that. Let’s think about the days of Noah; smart, intellectual age, how He hid Hisself in His promised Word. In the days of Moses, how He hid Hisself. In the days of Elijah, how He hid Hisself. In the days of Jesus, how He hid Hisself. "He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came to His Own; His Own received Him not." See?

He hides Himself from the smartest, intellectual man there is on the earth.

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You say, "Well, this is Dr. Holy Father So-and-so." I don’t care who he is, God hides Himself from him; and will reveal it to babies such as will learn, see, babies of God, predestinated seed.

Think. The Mighty God, setting in His Own Words, blinding the smart, educated people of this present age, and they don’t see it. They think it’s just a bunch of fanaticism. Look at Him standing there hiding, to Pentecostals, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterian. Reveal Himself right out publicly, and showing all kinds of things, even putting it in the papers, and things like that, yet they don’t see it. Oh, our God, how great, revealing Himself to whomever He will.

"Oh," you say, "Brother Jones or Brother So-and-so, he’s—he’s a great man. He’ll see It." Oh, no. He reveals It to whom He will. Say, "My wife don’t see It, and she’s a Christian woman." He reveals Himself to whom He will. "Well, my pastor is a great man." That’s right, but He reveals Himself to whom He will. Now, check with what’s been revealed, to what’s happening, then you’ll... you can quite understand.

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Now we notice then, it makes It a Book of God and not a book of man. If It was of man... Now let us look how It would express Itself. Look how It exposes sin of the men who wrote It, notice, the men who—who lived in Its day.

Abraham, for instance, he’s called "the father of the faithful." Notice how that... Do you think Abraham would’ve wrote this Book on himself, of his own cowardliness? How you think he would’ve wrote that he lied to the king that morning, and said that was his sister, when it was his wife? Would it write of his cowardly deeds that he done? Sure, he’d never done that.

How about Jacob in his deceit? A little deceiver that Jacob was. Would a—a—a man, a Hebrew writing of his Hebrew brother, that in him that all of Israel was called, would he dare to write the deceit of the very father of the whole nation? In Jacob, come forth the patriarchs; from the patriarchs, come forth the tribes. And the foundation stone of all of it, the Bible exposes him as a deceiver. Is that right? You think man would’ve wrote that? No, sir.

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How about a man writing of the greatest king they ever had here on earth, as crowned king; David, in his committing adultery? Would those Jews ever wrote of their most noble king being an adulterous?

Oh, we have history, like, "George Washington never told a lie," and things like that. We say, call that history.

But this is a man, a Bible that calls David an "adulterous," and he was. The king of Israel, an adulterous who was to be the son... Jesus to be the Son of David. The very Headstone; and His father, according to flesh, was an adulterous. Jews would never wrote a Book like that. Would man write this of his own self? Certainly not.

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How would that proud nation of Israel? You know how proud they were. Proud nation of Israel, went and wrote about their own idolatry, wrote about their rebellion against their God, wrote against the dirty, filthy things that they did, and wrote out in a book? They’d have sure hid that. They’d have just showed the good things. But, this Bible, that tells what’s right and what’s wrong. It’s, anyone knows that the Jews would’ve never wrote a Book like that, about their own uncleanness, and idolatry, and failure, and everything they had. They’d have never wrote that. Oh, no.

Then, Who wrote It? The Bible said, in Hebrews 1:1, "God, in sundry times and divers manners spake to the fathers through the prophets." Then, it wasn’t the prophets, it wasn’t mortal. "God!" Not "prophets in sundry time." But, "God, in sundry time, divers manners spoke to the fathers through the prophets."

I got a Scripture wrote down here. I don’t know what It is; I can’t refer to It. Usually, when these things I’m referring to them, I’m looking at a Scripture. I’m going to look it up just for a minute, if you’ll excuse me. It’s Second Timothy 3:16. I—I—I thought I would remember that, but I’m sorry. I’ll just stop a minute to find out what it is.

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"God, in sundry times and divers manners spake to the fathers through the prophets."

Now Second Timothy 3, 3:16. Let’s see what it says in 3:16:

All scripture (yeah) is given by inspiration of (Prophets? No.)... inspiration of (What?) God, and is profitable for doctrine, and reproof, and correction, and instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may stand perfect, throughly furnished to all good works.

All right, then, all Scripture is wrote by inspiration. Jesus, here on the earth, said that heavens and earth would pass away, but His Word wouldn’t. He said all Scripture must be fulfilled. So then the Book is not a book of man’s writings. It’s the Books of God’s writings.

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Now, we know God chose by predestination His Church, His place, His prophets, and all about it. By foreknowledge, He predestinated His prophet. And when the age arrived, He had His prophet arrive at the same time, and inspired him as He wrote the Bible by him. Now, God wrote the Bible only using the prophet, because that’s His way of doing it. So, see, it is not the word... So, see, It is the Word of God, and not the word of man.

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God is a Person. God can speak. God can talk. God can write. He didn’t have to do it that way, but that’s the way He—He chose to do it. He didn’t have to do it that way, but He chose to do it that way. Now you say, "God wrote with His finger, His Own majestic finger, the ten commandments. So God could write, Hisself, if He wanted to." See? But He—He chose to write It through prophets, see. Because it was His attributes, His Word, He expressed through them, making all a part, or a part of Him. See? He could write with His finger. He also took His finger and wrote on the walls of Babylon, "Thou are weighed in the balance and found wanting." He wrote with His Own finger.

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God can talk. Do you believe God can talk? He talked to Moses on the mount, in a burning bush. You believe that? Yes, sir. He talked to John, in the form of a dove, (you believe that?) that, "This is My beloved Son in Whom I’m pleased to dwell in." He talked to him. He spoke to Jesus on Mount Transfiguration, before Peter, James, and John. He can talk. He’s not a mute. God can talk. So He spoke to—to Jesus on Mount Transfiguration. And He spoke to Jesus before a whole multitude of people; when, the people said it thundered, but it was God speaking to Jesus. And almost all of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, is Jesus speaking. He is God. So, God can talk.

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Took His Own fingers and wrote on the sand, one day. He spoke, He preached, He prophesied, with His Own lips, God did, when He was made flesh and dwelled among us, "God manifested in flesh." If He can write, speak, can’t He also tell others what to do? Certainly can. He can talk to them, in a human voice. He can write and show them what to do. He has done it.

So, "God, in sundry times and divers manners spake to the fathers through the prophets." And He said, on this Writing, that, "Not one jot or tittle shall ever pass away until It’s fulfilled," and then It’s manifested; then It will pass, because It’s manifested. It can’t pass then, but just the Word Itself is made flesh. Jot means "small word." Tittle means "small mark." Not even one punctuation, one expression, anything, shall ever fail in the Word of God. It can’t fail, because It’s God, God manifested in a form of a human flesh. For, it’s God Himself in letter form, prophet form, manifested in flesh.

Now, that’s the reason Jesus could say, "The ones who spoke to you, you call them ‘gods,’ who spoke to you by the Word of God," said, "and they were gods." Those prophets when they were anointed with the Spirit of God, and brought exactly the Word of God, then they were gods. It was God’s Word speaking through them.

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And can...

They only interpret as the Author would permit them to interpret. Now if you want to find that, that’s Second Peter 1:20 and 21. All right. Cause, this, where God... "There’s no private interpreter." He does His Own interpretation.

God speaks and interprets It, Himself, then reveals it to whomever He will, hides from all others. He don’t have to reveal It to anybody ’less He wants to. And He don’t... He, He has expressed His whole thing in the Scripture, therefore the whole thing is already made known; it’s just He’s just setting there watching it happen. See? No. Just seeing the Body be made and come back to Its, to the form, His Bride again. All right.

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Believers believe It, like Abraham that called things contrary to It as though it was not.

It also, this Word, discerns the secrets of the hearts, Hebrews 4:12. "It discerns the secrets of the heart."

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Prophets did not always understand what they were writing or what they were saying, or they would in no wise have said it, if they could a understood It. See? But the Bible said, "They were moved by the Holy Ghost." Moved! When the Holy Ghost moves you, you move. Man... "God, in sundry times and divers manners spake to the prophets that were moved by the Holy Ghost." That’s why, all ages, the people who were spiritual consulted the prophets about the times and what was to happen.

The prophet-writer must be in constant fellowship with the Author. See? He must live constantly in Presence of the Author, to know what the Book is going to be. See? The prophet-writer, he had the pen ready anytime, constant fellowship with the Author, which was God, to strike down whatever He said put down. See? Showed what kind of a life he must... a separated life from all of his brethren.