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2So we see that faith (which is a revelation) is the ultimate reality that underlies all outward manifestations of things hoped for, and it is the evidence (it is the visible proof) of things not yet seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith (Through revelation) we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word (the Logos, which is the doctrine) of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
3Now, remember when we began this series on Faith we showed you that when Paul said Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seem. we looked at this word "substance" and found it was translated from the Greek word "Hupostasis" and we found Paul also used this same word "hupostatis" translated as the word person in Hebrews 1:3 where it tells us that "Jesus Christ was the exact image of God's "hupostasis", God's "Person."
7So what we are looking at is that Faith, (which is Revelation) is in essence the ultimate reality. Therefore to the Bride of Christ her faith is her ultimate reality. And Since, “Faith" is the ultimate reality of things hoped for, and the proof of things not a yet seen,” Then if we see it, it no longer requires Faith. For if “Faith is the Substance or ultimate reality of things hoped for,”
8And as Paul said in Romans 8:24-25 “for we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope; for what a man sees, why would he yet hope for? But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.”
9In other Words, when we see by Revelation the thing we hope for, that Revelation to us is the ultimate reality that the thing hoped for exists. Then the Revelation is more of a reality than the life we are now living in this flesh.
10Let me explain. This life gets older and older each day it lives, and I long to be out of this body even though it is a real thing at least in these three dimensions that we live in. But the Christ Life that is growing inside is becoming more and more real to me than this flesh I am coping with daily. And as Paul says, our revelation is the substance, it is the ultimate reality to us if truly the Christ Life is manifesting itself in our inner man.
11Because if it is the substance of which Webster's tells us it is the ultimate reality, then as we wait patiently for the thing hoped for, we will be in a position of actually passing beyond Faith when it comes to the Revelation of Christ’s Appearing, and the Order of His Coming, the Rapture of the saints, the gathering together unto Him and all those events which pertain to The End-Time Revealing of Himself, and the going home of the Elect, because when we can see that these things have already taken place, or that they are in the process of taking place, and we are able to not only see them take place, but we are also able to recognize what is happening and tie them back to the promise, this then brings us to the place that we are no longer looking for them but we are in the process of receiving them as they come to pass, thus making you and that portion of the Word One, and thus making you an integral part of the End-time manifestation of Christ.
12Now to be part of this manifested End-Time Revelation of Jesus Christ does not make you Him, but it makes the uniting with Him the ultimate reality because by entering into this revelation, or shall we say when this revelation becomes your substance, it becomes your ultimate reality that the revelation you long for is more a reality than the dimension you are currently living in.
13When we become a part of this End-Time Revelation of Christ, in that, we as His Bride are the "Ones To Whom" He is revealing Himself to. It brings you to a realization of His great purpose that He purposed Himself in Christ for.
16And so we see that it takes all three parts to make up the Revelation of Jesus Christ. And this is why men messed it up so badly back in the Alpha Ministry of Christ. And that is why so many mess it up today. Because to them it is a mental thing. To them it is an intellectual affair. Knowing about Him, rather than knowing Him. But brother Branham broke down God's Threefold Mystery like this.
17Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed 63-0728 pp. 81 When I see God's great purpose: revealing Himself, and having... First, to reveal Himself in Christ, the Fullness of the Godhead bodily, and then to bring that Fullness of Godhead bodily into a people that He could have the preeminences, the oversight, the leading...
18In other words when brother Branham says, "then or Second to bring that Fullness of Godhead bodily into a people that He could have the preeminences, the oversight, the leading...he is saying that God expressed Himself while living in His Son, using His Body to declare Himself to the world, so then or secondly God wants to use the body of His other children to do the same. To express Himself, His God-Life to the world.
19Notice he says in pp. 85 Now, that's when He can express the pre-eminences.
You see it is not enough to know you are the preeminent thing on the minds of the people, but God want to express that preeminence through His Children.
20He then says, "You see? He's got the man or the person so that he knows nothing but Christ. You get what I mean? All right. That's secondly. First, to express Hisself completely: God in Christ. Second, to have the preeminences by this in His Church (which is His Body, Bride) to... He could have the preeminence to express Himself through them.
22Let's continue, "All right. And thirdly, to restore the Kingdom to its rightly position that fell by sin by the first Adam, back to where He walked in the cool of the evening with His people, talked with them, fellowshipped with them. And now sin and death had separated them from His Presence and His entire expression. Do you read it? Before the foundation of the world to express all of His attributes, what He was...
23Notice, not only to restore our walking with Him in fellowship by coming down again in the form of the Pillar of Fire showing His presence is here again as it was with Adam and Eve, and with Moses and with Paul and the early Church, But he says he wants to express His entire expression through us.
27What Holy Ghost was given for 59-1217 P:42 Now, notice, Here's another thing I'd like to say right here. "As--" Jesus said, "as the Father has sent Me... As (Now, watch.)--as the Father has sent Me, so send I you." As the Father... How did the Father send Him? The Father that sent Him come down from heaven and dwelt in Him. He went forth; He said, "I always do that which pleases My Father." See? He went about doing the things that the Father was showing Him to do. "I do nothing except My Father shows Me first." The God that sent Him, was on the inside of Him. "And as the Father sent Me (the same way the Father sent Me), so I send you." What is it? God in you. Carrying on what? The same works, the same... Jesus said, "He that believeth (He that has Me on the inside of him, the Holy Spirit)--he that believeth (that's already witnessed My resurrection), and know that I'm in him... He that's in Me; if ye abide in Me, My words abide in you..."
28Therefore we are looking at the Faith of Christ living in Us. The same revelation that Jesus held onto and expressed, Father is in me, he doeth the works, is the same faith of Christ we hold onto and express to the world.
29So we see here, that just as there had to be God revealing Himself, yet we find that God always uses a vessel. And as in the Alpha where He used the body of His dear Son, then he used the bodies of the early church believers. So too in this last hour God used the body of another son William Branham , and now wishes to use the bodies of his sons and daughters.
31And so see the significance of our being Elected and specially chosen by God Himself, even before He framed the world, to become recipients of His Glory, and therefore, we see the great significance of the Holy Spirit, the Great Father of Glory Who has personally come down among us in this last hour, and He is here with the purpose of giving us “The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Himself” which we see in Ephesians 1:17.
32We also see how important it is to receive this Revelation and Wisdom and Knowledge, for only those who receive it can in fact receive first the change in the inner man, which is needed first before the we are to receive a body change that will allow for a Rapture or catching away. Because in receiving this Revelation of Christ within us, we are in actuality receiving His substance which is the ultimate reality of Christ's Life in us.
33Look, the Apostle Paul said in Romans 12:1-3 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove (that you may become the proof of) what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
34So in God having dealt to every man a specific measure of this faith, What Paul is telling us is, that in essence, God has dealt to every man a certain portion of his own Substance, which is a certain portion of the ultimate reality or Proof within each believer of that personification of God-Life that we hope for.
36In other words, even though we can look into a physical mirror in our bedroom and we can see the outward man perishing day by day, yet within us we can look into the mirror of God's Word, into His Promises, and we can see the same God-Life forming in us, that formed in Christ Jesus and thus we can see Christ in us as our ultimate reality.
37In Colossians 3:1 we read, "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, (shall manifest in his true character) then shall ye also appear (manifest in our true character) with him in glory." (with Him in the same doxa, the same opinions, the same values and in the same judgments. And if we truly have entered into our ultimate reality by manifesting the revelation of Christ in us, then it will follow that we will also) 5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
38We also find in Ephesians 4:22 "That ye put off concerning the former (behavior) the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." Notice he says, Which after God is created in etc. and then he lists some attributes o God such as righteousness and true holiness.
39Again notice he says put on the new man, which after God, and this word "After God" comes right from Genesis 1:11, where Moses told us "every seed must bring forth After it's own kind. and Paul is saying our new man will bring forth After God, and then he tells us what it will bring forth after God, and he lists righteousness and holiness which are two attributes of God that are to manifest in our new man. So you see Paul is using the same language as Moses here.
40In other words, as we see the old man dying daily, and our old behavior is slowly dying with it, we also see a new man with a new nature, and it's new characteristics which manifest themselves in new behaviors which arise from within our souls that only wants to be like Christ, and that new life that is growing up within us, that is our substance, and as our substance must become our ultimate reality of who we are.
43So it comes down to this. "As a man thinketh in his heart so is he". And therefore what revelation you have in your heart, that is what you will become. If we have the revelation of Christ, then you will become Christ, filled with Christ-Life, and you will eventually manifest Christ, or Christ Life to the world.
44Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed 63-0728 pp. 81 When I see God's great purpose: revealing Himself, and having... First, to reveal Himself in Christ, the Fullness of the Godhead bodily, and then to bring that Fullness of Godhead bodily into a people that He could have the preeminences, the oversight, the leading
45From his sermon, Sir we would see Jesus - 63-1112. Pp. 18. Brother Branham said, "Now, according to the Scriptures, we are supposed to be written epistles of Him. The Bible says that we are written epistles. And if, tonight, we would hunger and thirst to see the Lord Jesus Christ, we as Christian believers should reflect His Life, so much, till it would be His entire representative. We should be that. every Christian should be represent and reflect the Life of Jesus Christ. Do you believe that? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] And I believe that every Christian should be reflecting the Life of Christ. He said in Saint John 14:12, "He that believeth on Me, the works I do shall he do also." And then we know that that's true, that we are His representatives. And if we claim that Christ lives in us, and if Christ lives in us, then we should do as Christ did. We should reflect His Life. 19. What if I said tonight that the life of Shakespeare lived in me, or you said Shakespeare lived in you? All right, you'd write the poems that Shakespeare wrote, because Shakespeare lives in you. What if you said Beethoven lived in you? You'd be the great composer that Beethoven was, because Beethoven lives in you. You're not yourself, now you're Beethoven or you're Shakespeare. Then if Christ lives in you (There you are. See?), the Life of Christ you live. See, it's just that way, if He lives in you. But you can't live in there with Him; He's got to live in you. That's sound like it's... He takes your place, and we are supposed to represent Him in every way. 20. Now, we find that the first church did represent Him as written epistles; His Life lived through those people. I can't compare our church today... As hard as it is to say this, as much as I love people, yet you've got to be honest and tell the truth. I can't say that we see in the churches today reflecting Christ in the way that those people did. They knowed that they had been with Jesus. We find in saint... No, I believe it is in Acts the 4th chapter, that we find out that those fishermen, Peter and John, and healing the man at the Gate Beautiful, and was able to answer any question that the Sanhedrin asked of them; yet, they with their ignorance, and unlearned. They could perceive that. They had no education, and they was not trained ministers; they were fishermen. "But they perceived that they had been with Jesus," (See?), because that they were acting the same way He acted on them. 21. You can just live with somebody so long, and around them, until you take up their ways. And it's good for us not to run off and live with the world. But stay with Jesus until we can reflect, His Life be reflected in our life. And that's the way those disciples were. They knew that they had been around Jesus, because they talked like Him, acted like Him, and healed like Him, and every answer was like Him. They was inspired like Him, and they knowed that He was living in them. That's what we should be all the time as believers. They acted like Him, 'cause if you associate with someone so long...
47We know that Faith is a revelation because God's prophet taught us that. Then let's read what Paul taught us also in Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but it is Christ that liveth in me: and the life which I now live in this body of flesh, I live by "the faith (The Revelation) of the Son of God", who loved me, and gave himself for me.
49Therefore, as Jesus was a dual being so I am a doing being, for it is the same God that lived in Jesus is now living in me. And that is what God has revealed to me, and thus I have given him my body to dwell in and live my life for me. I have become my revelation.
Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed 63-0728 pp. 85 First, to express Hisself completely: God in Christ. Second, to have the preeminences by this in His Church (which is His Body, Bride) to... He could have the preeminence to express Himself through them.
51And Paul said in Romans 12:1 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
52And brother Branham tells us in his sermon, Letting off the pressure 62-0622B P:35 just take the unadulterated Word of God, and believe it and stay there until It becomes a reality to you. I'm telling you; new birth is on its road. That's exactly. We can let off the steam then, because new birth is on its road.
53Why cry speak 63-0714M P:65 Now, notice, faith sees what God wants you to see. See? Faith sees what God sees, and reasoning and senses see what the world wants you to see. Notice, reasoning. "Why, it's only human sense; it's only reason it's this. This is... Well, ain't this just as good." See? That's just exactly when you use those senses which is contrary to the Word (See?), then that's what the world wants you to see. But faith don't look at that; faith looks what God said. See, see? You don't... You cast down reasons. Reasons... Reasoning sense sees what the world wants you to see: big denominations.
54Why cry speak 63-0714M P:63 That's the way we sing that song, "I'll take the way with the Lord's despised few..." See? Oh, my. For, you see, faith sees what God wants done. Oh I hope this goes in. Faith doesn't look at the present time. Faith doesn't see this here. Faith looks to see what God wants, and works accordingly. That's what faith does. It sees what God wants, and what God wants done, and faith operates through that. Faith is a long range vision. It don't lower its sights. It holds to the target. Amen.
Look 63-0428 Faith is designed to see what God wills and wants. There is no knowledge that can do that. Faith alone is designed, and give to the human race, to find out what the will of God is. And you take your faith that you got, and it don’t focus with the Word, then leave it alone. You got the wrong faith. But when your God-given faith focus you with the Word of God, you’re directly in line and zeroed. Oh, my! God help us this hour, great hour that we live in. Faith, designed to see what God wants! How do you see it? Through the camera of His Word, His promise. This is a full revelation of Jesus Christ.
55I stand at the door and knock 57-1208 P:38 that is what our faith is all about.. That door to the eye is in the heart. It ain't what you see with your eye. That isn't seeing; that's looking. Jesus said to Nicodemus, "Except a man be borned again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God." You don't see it with your eyes; you see it with your understanding. You look with your eyes and understand with your heart. So the door of your eyes is in your heart, because it's a door of understanding." Oh, I understand that Jesus said He would do that in the last day. I understand that these things are the sign of God." Then how different. How it becomes a reality to you. How things change if our eyes are open. He's with you all the time. He helps you. He's standing at your door daily, but you don't recognize it.
56Results of decision 55-1008 P:24 We find out many times that people rely on their symptoms, if they're prayed for. I was going to find the report from Brother Joseph, see how many went away last night with really... after a full week of Gospel teaching how to be healed, that went away and say, "Well, still got it." See? And you'll probably always have it (See?), if you feel that way. Faith don't see that thing. Faith sees what God says. Faith don't see any symptoms at all. Faith refuses to see symptoms. You say, "Well, Brother Branham, if they are there, shouldn't we say they're there?" "No. No, sir."
58From his sermon, Everlasting Life 54-1231 P:9 brother Branham said, "You can say, "You see that there?" And you just keep saying, "Yes, I believe it." And believe it so much till actually you think you see it, when you don't. See? That's right. But that's psychology. But It's just got you so mentally pressed towards it, till you just imagine it, imagine it so much till it becomes a reality. You just imagine somebody hates you, once. And they don't hate you, but you imagine they do, and you just keep thinking, "They don't like me." And the first thing you'll be shunning that person, when they haven't done nothing to you. And after while, it become such a reality to you, till you'll actually believe that that person doesn't like you. And you'll might bawl them out or say something to you, for instance your wife, or your husband, or some neighbor, or something like that, when the person is absolutely innocent of any ill thing. It's because that you just imagine it so, till it become a reality to you. Now, see what I mean?
59So it all comes down to what your focus is. If your focus is Christ, then all you will see is Christ. Then all you will live and reflect is Christ. But if your focus is self then that will be what everyone sees in you, self as in self centeredness.
60Therefore if your focus is not Christ, then you will never have or express the faith of Christ, and thus you will never reflect the life of Christ. But if Christ is your entire focus, then you will be so filled with thoughts of Christ that you will live like Christ, and you act like Christ and you will talk like Christ and you will think like Christ until you become so Christ-Like that people will actually think you are Christ, as many thought William Branham was.
61So we see that what we are focused on, the things you think about, and what you talk about, will become expressed in the way you talk, and it will be expressed in your actions, and how you react to people, and just about every aspect of our life.
63From the bible version called The Message let me read from Romans 8:5-8 "Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God's action in them find that God's Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God. That person ignores who God is and what he is doing. And God isn't pleased at being ignored. 9-11 But if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be thinking more of yourself than of him. Anyone, of course, who has not welcomed this invisible but clearly present God, the Spirit of Christ, won't know what we're talking about. But for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells—even though you still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience life on God's terms. It stands to reason, doesn't it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he'll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ's! 12-14So don't you see that we don't owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There's nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on with your new life. God's Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go! 15-17 This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a child like "What's next, Papa?" God's Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children.
64Brother Branham said in his sermon, Second miracle 51-0729E P:8. "Faith is something that you; it's absolutely; it's not just what you imagine; it's a reality. ...But about eighty percent of the people that comes to the platform, doesn't know what faith is. They have a hope, but not faith. But "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
67Jubilee year 54-1003E P:53 When you are thoroughly convinced that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and in your heart, now, not in your imagination, but in your heart something echoes down there, and said, "Now, I am saved." that's all you need, right there, brother. Confess it out, and let your words go out. And then watch, watch your life from then on. No more than a corn could bear cockleburs, neither could that man bear evil fruits. He will have to bear good fruits. Jesus said, "He that heareth My Words, and believeth on Him that sent Me, has Everlasting Life, and shall not come into condemnation but's passed from death unto Life." That's because you believed, not imagine, but you believe It. It become a thought in your heart. The next thing, you expressed It as a confession. "He that will confess Me before men, him I'll confess before My Father and the holy Angels." Then something anchors. That's the reality.
68Therefore, we must receive revelation in our hearts in order to receive the change of our bodies. And as we saw in Colossians 3:10, according to the knowledge of the One Who Created the inner man. And there is only One Who can create and that is God, the Creator Himself.
70Deuteronomy 28 tells us that for every Blessing, there is also a cursing, but it all depends on our approach with God’s Word, and whether we want to receive it. For in receiving It, we receive the blessings, but in rejecting His Word, we receive the curse of God. And since Life is the fruit of the blessing and suffering and death are the fruits of the cursing, then why would anyone in their right mind, want to reject what blesses.
71From his sermon, Attitude and who is God? 50-0815 P:35 Brother Branham said, "And when the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is here to inspire you, remember, God will make your body come into your confession. If you say you're a drunkard, and want a drink. Don't worry, you'll soon be one. If you say you're a sinner, and want to sin, you'll be right into it. If you say you're a Christian and believe it all along, God will bring... Your testimony will bring you right into it. If you believe in healing, and believe that God has healed you, confess it, and God will make your body obey your confession, for He's the High Priest of your confession; setting at the right-hand of the Father now with His own Blood to make intercessions for any confession upon anything that He died for.
72Therefore you become the expression of your revelation, because as we brought out Wednesday night, we negin with confession, Praise, and then our lives reflect what our words are saying, that is honor or showing we value what we are saying, and then that brings us to glory which is the full expression of the Word and Will of God.
731 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise (there's your confession)and honour (there's your life doing what you confess) and glory (that's the doxa, the full expression of God's opinions, values, and judgments) at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
74Questions and answers COD 59-1223 P:64 Now, the law of sin and death works in your flesh, but the law of the Spirit of Life works in your heart. So your heart, your spirit in your heart will make your body obey what it says do. That's exactly right.
In 2 Peter 1: 2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
75And so we see according to 2 Peter that the reality of a Christ-Life manifesting in us is there for us to have if we just accept it and take His Word into our hearts. But most people just don't have the will to die to self that God might Live in them their life for them. They are more satisfied with just talking the talk instead of walking the walk. and I think most people just don't trust God to live their life for them. They think they can do it better than God. And that is very sad but true in most cases.
76Unfailing realities of God 60-0626 P:70 Here it is brought right to their face, why don't people take it? Just exactly like they did in the days of Jesus. They don't want realities. They want a creed. They want something, go by, say, "I belong to this place. I belong to this assembly. I belong..." What? You want to belong in heaven. That's where your affections ought to be, on things above. Jesus said, "Set your affections on things above, not on things of the earth." They're going to fail. Stay with God. Stay with realities. God is a God of reality. He's always been in all ages. Any time that man ever walked with God, God become a reality that performed signs and wonders and miracles with His people. It's God's purpose to do so..
77What visions are 56-0421 P:64 A freezing man can't get warm by a painted picture. He's got to have the reality. What the world needs today is not a picture of Holy Ghost and fire, but the real resurrected Christ by the baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire again. That's what the world needs today: a reality, something that they can rely upon, not a declaration of words, but a realization of a risen Christ. Amen.
78Melchisedec the great prince 55-0109M P:27 Healing of the body doesn't become a fiction, it becomes a reality. The baptism of the Holy Spirit doesn't become any emotional, worked-up substance. It becomes a reality of the indwelling Presence of the Lord Jesus Christ to change the life.
79So we see that words, whether true or false, they will actually manifest True or False. Because after all, if the Word is a seed, then it is a carrier of Life. Then it is a carrier of either God Life or other life. And therefore after it is sown, it must begin to bring forth a life in the image of what was sown. And that is exactly what we read in Colossians 3:4.
82But we also see this spoken of in John 3:18-21 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. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
83Here you’ll notice that we are looking at two different types of Life. One that hates the light and one that can’t help coming to the Light. And we find that the ones who come to it come because they have their source in it and that which they manifest because of it is exactly what the others who have their source in it do as well. Because after all, “Birds of a Feather will flock together.” And that is not just an old saying, it is a truism.
85Then those born of incorruptible seed must gather together with like seed, and those born of corruptible seed will eventually flock together with corruptible seed as well. They can’t help it, their spirit’s call out to each other.
86The Apostle John said in 1 John 2:19-21 the same thing. 19 They went out from us, because 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. 20 But you have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 21 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.
88Now, why would this be placed in Holy Scripture if it were not a principle for us to know and understand. Now, it shouldn't be used to throw down on people who leave, but on the other hand we should not throw away the principle John is laying out here either. The reality is that if we have the same seed as it says in Genesis 1:11, then every seed must bring forth after it's kind. And that means when you harvest wheat you harvest wheat. You don't harvest wheat and everything else together. What a job to separate the wheat that would be. Jesus said first bundle the tears together and then gather my wheat into my garner.
89Now, what am I trying to say here is this. Your Faith will crystallize who you are and your revelation will materialize in your actions. And either the Life of Christ by the baptism of the Holy Ghost becomes a reality in you, or something else will come along to take you out. And that something will not be external it will be internal.
90For just as Christ in you becomes your hope of Glory, your hope of having and manifesting God's opinions, God' values and God's judgments, so too the thoughts you have in your mind if watered will manifest themselves in your actions whatever they might be.
91John told us in 1 John 2:18-21 That we cannot help but manifest what we are. And he further tells us that if we are of God we will receive Gods Word, and we will flock together. "We will walk in the light as He is also walking in the light." But if we are not of God we will no doubt have to leave those who are.
94Therefore, if there is no light then we will never know what the seed really is. Then we should not be so surprised when we see people we might have known for years and years become different so quickly. I know quite a few people who had followed what they thought was the Message for many years and then when they finally were exposed as to what the Message really is, they high tailed it right out into the world.
95They couldn’t stand the Fiery trials the Word is ordained to bring with it, and had to get away from it. Yet it is those fiery trials that are essential to bringing forth the beauty in the gold, and it is the pressure that is ordained to bring the diamond out from a lump of ugly black coal. But no one really wants pressure and yet without it we do not stand a chance at becoming what the seed characteristics in us are ordained to be.
96The mighty Oak once began as a little nut. An acorn nut, but when it was planted, it began to break out of its shell and one day as it popped its little head above the ground the winds begin to blow. In order to survive, it began to stretch forth its roots and the more the wind would blow the greater its roots would reach out, and that is exactly what happens with us in our walk as well. The more we are challenged in our walk and belief in the Truth, the more we begin to search the Scripture for answers, and the more answers we find the more Satan challenges our faith, the more the winds of doubt blow and if we are the true vine we will dig deeper into the Word for more answers and thus the struggle goes and yet as we grow more and more in the Knowledge of our Lord and Savior, we also grow more and more in Grace and Peace, and we become more and more filled with His divine Life.
99As we read in 2 Peter 2: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
101Third Exodus 63-0630M P:95 You can prove reasonings, but you can't prove faith; 'cause if you could prove it, it's no longer faith. But faith knows only the Word and the promise, and it looks to that thing that you do not see. "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." You can't reason. I can't prove how it'll be done. I don't know how it's going to be done. I don't know it, but I believe it. I know that it's so, because God said so. That settles it. That's the reason I know that this is right. I know the Word's right. I know the message is right. For it's in the Word, and I see the living God moving among it to prove it.
102Conferences 63-0608 P:22 If you really believe that with all your heart, there's nothing going to stop it. You believe it anyhow. Stay right with it. It'll be all right. Don't you... But you can't bluff it now. You've got to really know it, that it's done. There's a lot of difference between hope and faith. A hope just hopes for it, faith knows it's done. That's the difference.