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1This morning we will pick up at paragraph 30 of brother Branham's sermon Rising of the sun (Son) pp. 30 Now, if there is another gospel, as Paul spoke to one of the groups, "I am so surprised that you turned to another gospel (which there is no other but a make-believe gospel), to a denominational fiction, turning from that good news: 'And because I live, ye live also, and I live in you; and the works that I do (John 14:12), the works that I do will identify Myself in you.'" Oh, what a Message. No wonder we've had a dark world of theology. But in the evening time there shall come Light again. There will be a resurrection in the evening time. It shall be Light at the evening time.
2We have spoken on this not so long ago, and showed he is speaking from Galatians 1:6-9. Now, I have spoken about this many times over the years but not so much in the past dozen or so, and so we will go a little more into this before we move along.
5Notice the removal is from Christ to a certain form of Gospel. In other words from Him who is the Word to just words only. Now this word another as I mentioned a few weeks ago was translated from the Greek word, heteros which means of a different nature. So they are removed from the person of Christ to a good news of another nature. Sounds strange why someone would remove the author and finisher of their faith for mere doctrine.
6Then Paul gets more specific when he says, 7 Which is not another; This word another is not the word heteros but the word Allos which means different altogether. So Paul says you have removed yourself from the very person of Christ who called you unto a gospel of a different nature, but it is not an altogether different Gospel, just a perversion of the real.
8So this perversion was caused by some who would trouble you. That means this perversion comes by men. Now, this word pervert was translated from a greek word metastrepho which means to transmute. And to transmute something means you change its nature from one thing to another. to change from one nature, substance, form, or condition into another; to transform.
9So we are looking at a message, a good news that has been transformed from its original nature to the nature of something that changes it altogether. That is why we have a Message today that in most churches they are no different than the Jesus only or oneness Pentecostals. The Message or Good news brought to us by William Branham who preached only what Paul preached has been perverted into something with a different nature than what he brought to us. Paul saw the same thing back in the Alpha ministry of Christ and in this Omega ministry we have seen the same thing occur.
10Then the apostle Paul gives us the warning, and he says, ...8 But though we, (he says that includes myself) or an angel from heaven, preach any gospel unto you that is not the same as that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man (makes no difference who it is, whether he be a five fold minister or laity, if he comes and) preaches any other gospel (para, this means any Gospel that is even close) unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
13Now, Paul takes this warning even further in 2 Corinthians 11: 1-4 1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. 2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he that cometh preaches another Jesus, (this another is allos which means a different one altogether) whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, (heteros spirit which is one of a different nature) which ye have not received, or another gospel, (again this is heteros or a good news of a different nature) which ye have not accepted, why do you put up with him so easily.
14Paul was concerned that a perverted Gospel was making its way into the church of the living God which was turning the people to a different Jesus altogether, and bringing with it a perverted nature.
15Then brother Branham after warning us of the same thing, he tells us 31 Now, the very essence of the Message that was sent that, "He is risen from the dead," we, His beneficiaries, we, who share the resurrection with Him, draw benefits from this by proving to the world that He is alive.
16Notice he tells us that the message is about Christ, it is about he is alive, and it must not only be preached but lived. Then he goes on to say, We cannot do it by word only; we cannot do it by some tradition of man; we only reflect exactly what we're pointing to.
And so as Paul said they were not pointing people to Christ but to some doctrine or some church tradition, or to some church itself. and when that happens it is a perversion of the real Message which focuses on Christ, and the power of the resurrection in you as an individual.
17Then he says, "I'm afraid today that too many of us are not getting people to Christ. We're getting them to a church, to a theory, but we must get them to Christ. He is the only One, and the only One that has Life. "He that has the Son, has Life."
18Notice he says the message is not getting them to church, it is not getting them into some doctrine or theology, but it is getting them to Christ Himself. And tghen he quotes 1 John 5 when he says, He is the only One, and the only One that has Life. "He that has the Son, has Life."
19So let's turn in our Bibles to 1 John 5:10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath (or echoes) the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath (echoes) the Son hath (echoes) life; and he that hath (echoes) not the Son of God hath (echoes) not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
20In other words john is telling us the same thing Paul and William Branham is. That if you truly are speaking a true Gospel and pointing to the true Christ, then you will echo His Life, and if you are not then you will not be echoing His life. And if you are not echoing His Life, then what life are you echoing?
21From his sermon, Doors in door 65-0206 P:77 Now, the Lord cannot set down a Book of rules and say a Word, and then come around and deny It. And if you say you got the Holy Ghost, and the Bible says a certain thing to do, and you say, "Oh, I don't believe that." You just remember, that spirit in you is not the Holy Spirit, 'cause He can't deny Himself. That's right. He can't deny Himself. He wrote the Word, and He watches over It to perform It. See? So it's not the Holy...It's a spirit, all right. It might be a spirit of the church. It might be the spirit of the pastor. It might be the spirit of the world. It might be. I don't know what it is, but whatever it is, it might be a denominational spirit, "I'm Methodist. I'm Baptist. I'm Presbyterian. I'm Pentecostal. I'm this."
22So you see that is where all these denominational spirits come in. One or two guys get together and they get a idea that is contrary to the Word and they go with it and then others listen and get that same spirit on them and away they go. I've seen it right in this message. I've seen it among some that left this very church. He said it is a spirit alright, but they get one another's spirit instead of the holy Spirit.
23Choosing of a bride 65-0429E P:24 The same applies of choosing a church. Now, you must pray over the church that you are fellowshipping in. Remember, churches have spirits. Now, I don't want to be critical, but I realize that I'm an old man, and I got to leave here one of these days. I've got to answer at the day of the judgment for what I say tonight or any other time, and therefore, I've got to be dead earnest and truly convicted. But you go into a church, and if you'll watch the behavior of that church, you just watch the pastor awhile, and you'll usually find that the church acts like the pastor. Sometimes I wonder if we just don't get one another's spirit instead of the Holy Spirit. You get to a place where a pastor's real radical and carrying on, you'll find out the congregation's the same way. I'll bring you to a church where I seen the pastor stand, jerk their heads back and forth. You watch the congregation; they do the same thing. You take a pastor that'll just gulp down anything, usually the church will do the same thing. So if I was choosing a church, I'd choose a genuine, fundamental, full Gospel Bible church, if I was choosing one to put my family in.
24God keeps His Word 57-0120E P:33 I have went in the churches, and I say this with reverence now. I find that many times in the churches, I believe people get one another's spirit in the stead of the Holy Spirit. You go into a church and watch, where the pastor maybe jerks his head, the whole congregation will do it. You go into the church where the pastor says he's got oil running from his hands. The first thing you know, the whole company believes that, and they have it. Go into a church where there's a lot of dancing and jumping and running around. I'm not condemning these things; I'm just speaking from an observation to present a point to you. If you'll get a pastor that's very emotional, the whole congregation will be emotional. You get a pastor that's starch and stiff, and the whole congregation will be starchy and stiff. I believe you receive each other's spirit.
25God keeps His Word 57-0115 P:27 And the reason I've always tried to stay on the Bible... I've went into churches many times. Just so that you'll get a little general picture. And I've went into churches, and you watch this. You go into a church and you'll find usually the way that pastor acts, that's the way the congregation will act. See? I believe they get one another's spirit instead of the Holy Spirit sometimes. Well, that's possible. Absolutely. You take a real good woman and marry her to a no account man, he will either become a gentleman or she'll become no account. See? You just take one another's spirit. You do. Birds of a feather flock together. And you're a spirit being. That's what's the matter...
26Now, in getting back to brother Branham's sermon Rising of the Sun (Son). and paragraph 31, brother Branham continues, ...And if the life of a man that's dead be projected in you, you will live the same life he lived.
27So preach Christ and the people will look to Christ, then they will act like Christ and talk like Christ and live like Christ. That's what he is talking about here and that is exactly what the apostle Paul said, they have left Christ for theology and other things instead of Christ.
28Br. Branham continues, "If the blood of a man was a certain type, and you took the blood from one man and changed the blood of the one man into another, he'd absolutely be that typed blood. And if your spirit that's in you is reckoned dead, and you are anointed with the Life that was in Christ is upon you... Romans 8:11 says, "If the Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you, It'll also quickens your mortal bodies," that same Life, them same powers, them same beneficiaries that He had here on earth from God. He redeemed you, a seed that was foreknown by God, whose names was put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world. And that Gospel Light of the resurrection, the confirmation of the Word... How did we know He was the Christ? Because He proved what He talked about. How will I know the Message of the hour? God proves what He promised and He talks about it
29How will you know that it is "Christ in you the Hope of Glory?" Paul taught us that "His Spirit will bear witness with your spirit." Jesus said, "the works that I do you shall do also, and even more shall you do for I go to the Father".
30Brother Branham continues, 32 That is the identification, that we are beneficiaries with Him in the resurrection. He proves what He's talked about. What He promised to do in Christ, He proved it on the resurrection. What He promised to do in the days of Moses, He proved it. What He promised in the days of Enoch, He proved it. In all the days of the apostles, He proved it. And now in this day, He proves what He said, because they are a part of that seed that was represented on the Book of Life that He came to redeem back to God again. Oh, what a Message.
And in Christ is the Mystery of God brother Branham said in pp. 74 But the only way that you can actually be a Christian is for Christ to identify Himself in you. How... We got some a stinger there. I hope everybody on the tape gets that too. See, see? You say, "I'm Pentecostal." That don't mean a thing. It's Christ identified in you; that's when He has recognized you. 75 But when Christ is identified in you, identifying Himself, then you are Christ-like; which the word Christian means to be Christ-like. There's your identification. All right. Now... And since He is our identification, then we should be identified with Him by living for Him.
31Notice in Christ is the Mystery brother Branham is speaking of identification, and the same thing in rising of the son. And this word "Identified" means to cause to be, or become identical . b: to conceive as united in spirit, outlook, or principle): to be or become the same.
35Spiritual amnesia 64-0411 P:39 We must be with the disciples at Pentecost: identified with them. I was identified with Peter's sermon on the day of Pentecost, in Acts the 2nd chapter. I heard what he said; I believed what he said; I obeyed what he said; now I'm identified in the same thing. Don't get spiritual amnesia, 'cause you'll identify yourself with something else. Stay right with that Word. We was with the church when it was commissioned by Jesus Christ in Acts the 16th chapter, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." I want to be identified there: "All the world, to every creature, these signs shall follow them that believe." Can be identified in that...Well, now, are you identified with that? Or have you got some spiritual amnesia, that you find out you don't believe those signs follow the believers? See, if you don't believe it, then you have spiritual amnesia. See, you've forgotten that God promised that. He said, "These signs shall follow them that believe." Don't forget it. You can't forget it and be a Christian. You must be identified with it.
37Spiritual amnesia 64-0411 P:40 You must be identified with St. John the 14th chapter, the 12th verse, "He that believeth with Me, the works that I do shall he do also." Don't forget it. If you do, then you've got spiritual amnesia. You've forgotten who you are. You've forgotten what your testimony means. How about... He said, "If you abide in Me, and My Word in you, you can ask what you will and it'll be done for you." Are you identified there to believe that that is the truth? Mark 11, when He said, "If you say to this mountain, 'Be moved,' and don't doubt in your heart, but believe that what you have said will come to pass, you can have what you said." Can you be identified there to believe that that is the truth? If it hasn't, then your getting spiritual amnesia. And you forget. You lose your Christian balance. You can't tell where you belong. You say, "I'm Methodist.""I'm Baptist; that's what I know about it.""I'm Pentecostal.""I'm this, that, or the other." Watch out. That may mean the disease sign is showing on you, that you've got some spiritual amnesia.
38Spiritual amnesia 64-0411 P:35 Whatever Christians has been, whatever believers has been, every believer now is identified with that same person. Whatever it is, you must be identified. Don't forget that. When you do, you got spiritual amnesia. You've forgotten who you are. Now, identified with him, with Moses when he crossed the sea...I was with Elijah in the days of Ahab, when they had to make a choice who they would serve, God or Baalim. We was with him on Mount Carmel when he had to make this choice, for we are identified in the body of the same God that he was identified in. So if we're identified in that body, then we must remember we were there with him. Right.
43Spiritual amnesia 64-0411 P:29 So we find out when this spiritual amnesia get ahold of the people, then they're in a bad condition. Now, we find the same now. Now, I want to... You must be identified. Somewhere you must show, your life shows, tonight, where you are identified. You are identified either in Christ or out of Christ. You are not halfway. There's no such a thing as a drunk sober man. There's no black white bird. You're either a saved, or you're not saved. You're a saint or a sinner, one or the other. And your spiritual attitude towards God's Word identifies you, exactly where you're standing. God's Word vindicated, proved, that the baptism of the Holy Ghost is just the same as it ever was on the day of Pentecost, or any other time. And Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. And your attitude towards that identifies whether you have spiritual amnesia or not. That's right. No matter whether you're a deacon, or even if you're a preacher; it doesn't make... They get it too. So we find out it's contagious, and hits the whole thing.
45And in his sermon, Messiah the 61-0117 P:62 Brother Branham said, “They look like him. They act like him. They are his flesh, his blood, his spirit. Amen. That's the way God's church is, His Eaglets, His Messiahettes. They look like Him; they act like Him; they preach like Him; they do the works that He did. "The things that I do shall he also. More than this shall he do, 'cause I go to the Father." Amen. "These signs shall follow My eaglets." Amen "They'll do just as I do. If My Spirit's in them, then they'll do the works that I do. If they don't do the works I do, it's because that My Spirit's not in them."
48From the Spoken Word is the original Seed 96 brother Branham said, "I'm a Branham because I was born of Charlie and Ella Branham. That makes me a Branham because I'm their seed. Their two agreements with their sperm together made a seed, and that made me. When God and His Word becomes one (Hallelujah.) that's when God's Spirit waters the Seed of God, the Word of God, It produces God; and it's not the individual; it's God. For what? you are dead; you're not yourself no more. You reckon yourself dead, hollowed out, waiting for the Seed germ. Then what is it? It isn't you no more; isn't the man; it's God in the man. It's a Seed germ like the beginning spoken Word. God's Word made manifest in the man; then it isn't the man; it's the man that's died. He can't be a hybrid and a son at the same time. He's either a son of death or a son of Life. So if he's a son of death, give it over to the devil and let him kill it. Give over to God a minute and let Him kill the devil that's in you, run him out: hollows you out. Then let God plant His Own Life in you, then it's not you no more; it's God's Life, because it's God's Word, watered by the Holy Spirit will produce the same thing. You see it? I'd just love to preach on that a few minutes, but with thirty or forty pages of Scripture here... And I've only got three so far.
297 All right. Manifested, the works manifested the same by us, for It is the same Word. Now, if you want to do the works of Christ, do the same thing He done. "He that believeth on Me shall have My works." What is that? Believeth what? That He is the Original Seed germ that come. Where is the seed? Here, let me take these handkerchiefs. Here is the man that was supposed to be, right here. This is the man that was supposed to be. What happened? Eve hybrided it, breed it. What it did... Then what did it do? Turned to death, keep dying, dying. Now, this one come that out, Now, here stays the Word just the same. Here's the Word laying here just the same. Now, what happened? Here's the Word. Now, the Word that God spoke to multiply and replenish the earth, It couldn't find a place to land. Finally this Word caught into the womb of a virgin. (We'll speak of the two wombs this afternoon more...?...) And what happened? From Him came forth the germ Life, the thing that gives, the Water that gives the kernel its chance to reproduce itself. The Spirit came out of Him and went up.
49398 Here we are. We come along. What happened? We believe It; we believe It. Now, what did Jesus say? "He that believeth on Me (See?)... He that believeth on Me, the works that I do, the manifestation that the Holy Spirit come in the form of a dove come upon Me and done this (not through hybreeding, but through virgin born...)" Not the course of life, like breeding a child, husband to wife; no, not that, not a hybreed, but a virgin born. "Now, through this, I'm giving this Life that if you by faith will accept what Father, all the prophets, all the Word of God, I will pour this Life down upon you, and you can't do nothing else but produce the same thing that I am." There you are.
50499"The works that I do shall he do also." And what did He do? Just as the Father led Him, what He saw. Saint John 5:19, just... "I do nothing till the Father shows Me." What was He, made Himself a man. God was made flesh and dwelled among us. The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. God's spoken Word, through a virgin, brought forth a body, and in that body come the Water, the Spirit, and washed by the water of the Word and then went in Him, dwelt in Him, and there come the Life of God manifesting Himself through Christ. God was in Christ, the anointed One.
In closing, from his sermon Spiritual Amnesia - 64-0411 brother Branham said, "You can't forget it and be a Christian. You must be identified with it. You must be identified with St. John the 14th chapter, the 12th verse, "He that believeth with Me, the works that I do shall he do also." Don't forget it. If you do, then you've got spiritual amnesia. You've forgotten who you are. You've forgotten what your testimony means.
52Rapture the 65-1204 P:85 Don't the Bible say in the last days there shall come false christs, not false Jesus now, false christs, anointed ones, falsely anointed to the Word. Denominational anointed but not to the Word, for the Word will bear record of Itself. It don't need nothing else; It'll bear record to Itself. And there will come false anointed ones. You got my tape on that. And that anoint... Oh, if you'd call one and say, "Oh you--are you a Jesus?", "Oh, certainly not." They wouldn't stand for that. But when it comes to an, "Oh glory, I got the anointing..." And it's a genuine anointing. Remember, Caiaphas had it too and prophesied. So did Balaam have it and prophesied, but that don't have nothing to do with this inside. Unless that was God's seed, His gene from the beginning, predestinated, you're finished. I don't care how much you shout, speak with tongues, run, shout; that has nothing to do with it. A cocklebur can count just as much as any of the rest of them. I've seen heathens raise, and shout, and speak in tongues, and drink blood out of a human skull, and call on the devil. See? So you don't... Any of them sensations and things, forget it. It's your heart in that Word, and that's Christ. Bring it in there, and watch It make Itself known just as It opens up like any other seed and declares Itself for the age It's living in.
53Therefore by predestination we are given a seed, a germ of Life, a gen seed, and through the anointing of the Holy Ghost upon our gene seed, we are quickened and made to come alive and manifest the very Life of God in the very DNA that was predestined in us before the foundations of the world. And through the experiential relationship with the One Who reveals, we become one with the interpretation of the Revelation by becoming one in manifestation. Then as Christ becomes the focus of our Life we enter into his manifested Word which brings us into a oneness with it, and since the interpretation is the manifestation of the name of God, then when we have moved from Faith in the Word, to the reality of the Word, by becoming part of that manifested Word, this is when we receive the name and thus become Bride and Mrs. Jesus. We thus have become a part of the interpretation of that Word, for without a Bride there would be no Groom.