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3Exodus 3:1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. 2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: (now this is what I want us to focus on, We are talking about the presence of God, His Presence.)
54 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
66 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. 7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; 8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
79 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. 11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee:
8Notice the wording God gives us here is very specific, because for the first time in Scripture the word "Token" is used, and in so using this word Token, it is God Himself who is using it, and you will notice in his usage of this Word Token, God is applying the word Token to Himself. He is applying it to His presence. He is applying it to His Life. And God speaks of His Presence with Moses using this word "Token".
9So keep that in mind as we continue to study this sermon of Brother Branham's, because the word Token is not just some word that brother Branham made up, or used to make something out of nothing for himself.
10It is a word that God almighty specifically applied to his own presence and His own God-Life going forth with Moses, to vindicate his call, and ministry. Now, I hope that strikes home to you this morning. This is God's language. This is God's term. This is God's Life and presence he is referring to in this word.
11Notice, He says, "I will be with thee; and this (This what? This Presence of mine) and this shall be a token unto thee, (unto Thee, God is speaking to Moses) that I have sent thee:) This token of my presence, my Life will go with thee as an evidence that I amk with thee, and that I have sent thee.
12Let's continue: "When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain. 13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. ...
1416 "Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt: 17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. 18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us:
16"and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God. 19 And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand. 20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go. 21 And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:.
17So, knowing Moses was going to need some persuasion in talking to this Jewish people, God says, Look, My presence will go with you and My presence shall be a Token unto you, and I will keep them from all the chaos and plagues and wonders that I will bring down upon Egypt, and Pharaoh will finally let My people go,
18From paragraph 68 of The Token 63-0901M P:68 Brother Branham says, "Satan's thrown all kinds of counterfeits of shaking hands and evidences and everything like that. Forget it. The hour has arrived that the Token Itself, not some counterfeit, make-believe substitutionary, anything; the hour is here when the Token Himself is identifying Himself right among us and proving that He's the same Jesus yesterday, today, and forever, and He's right with the Word. It's got to be applied.
20"A man that says that he's got the Token, deny this Word, then what about it? See, you can't do it. The Token's got to be there. When I... "The Blood shall be a Token unto you." Now, the Holy Spirit, the Life that was in the Blood is a Token unto you.
21And from his sermon, My Redeemer Liveth 55-0410S P:13 Brother Branham said, "Did you ever stop to think this morning, as far as returning, that is, to become visible? He's already here with us now. He... We someday... Now, today just imagine that His Presence being here today. The Lord Jesus is in another world, or another dimension, right here today in form of Spirit. His Spirit is blending in with our spirit. Our eyes can't see Him, because that they're physical yet, unless there would something happen that we could see vision. But He is here just as visible, just as real as He was the day that He spoke to Mary at the grave, or He met Cleopas on his road to Emmaus. His Presence is here. It can be felt with that inner charge that's on the inside of the human body, called the new birth. The soul has been magnetized unto Him. And once in a while, when you let your mind be concentrated on Him, believing on Him, after while something, a reality, you can feel something sweep over your being. That's the vindication of His resurrection. It's not a "guess so." It's not "I hope so." But to every person that's born again, it's a "know so." It's... You know it. It's right there.
22Token the 64-0308 P:55 Then when we pray, we must have the Token to present with our prayers, as I said, and now believe for ourself and apply the Token to the whole family like in Egypt, Jericho, or either in Acts 16:31. We find out that Paul told the Roman centurion, say, "Believe thou, and all thy house shall be saved." Apply it to your family. If you got a unsaved child, lay the Token right on top of him, say, "Lord God, I claim him." Stay right there. If you got a mother or a loved one that's lost, lay that Token on them, say, "Lord God, I claim it."Move out, of all the worldly trash, out of your house, get ready for it. Burn up your shorts. Throw your card tables away. Get rid of your cigarettes. Dump your unbelief and your church papers in the trash can where they belong. Amen. Then you're getting ready. Then what do? Then apply the Token in prayer, with real evidence, real faith. Apply it, apply it with confidence. When you apply the Token, know that you're cleaned up. "If our hearts condemn us not, then we have our request."As long as you people are doing them things that's wrong, how you going to ask God to do anything for you when you know you're wrong? That's the reason we just stagger up and stagger back. I'm not saying this to hurt. I'm saying this to straighten out, to get things right.
23Pardoned 63-1028 P:27 But today when the Blood of God's own Son was shed at Calvary for our pardoning, and released... The life that was in that Blood was God Himself. And the Holy Spirit returns upon His church, upon His believer, and it's a token in these last days. And He'll pass over the man or the woman that's accepted the death of Jesus Christ as their substitute, and the Holy Spirit bears record. You might say, "I've accepted it." And you still live in the world, you still live like the world. Then there's no evidence that that life was for you, until that evidence of the Holy Spirit has struck into your life. There's God's requirement, that every man or woman must have that evidence as a token in this last days. "When I see the Blood..."Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a man be born again of the water and of the Spirit, he will in no wise enter into the Kingdom." Therefore it's been God's program all the time: Blood.
24Token the 64-0308 P:59 Some of them, these churches like that, that believes these things, they deny there is such a thing as the Token. A fellow tried to tell me, "Only the twelve apostles received the Holy Ghost. That's all there was." Yeah. Oh. But we who believe the Word, know different, we know that this is the living Presence. For how do we know it's the living Presence of Christ, the Spirit that's among us? It does the same thing He does. That's the evidence of It. A vine is known by the fruit it bears. And then if that first vine come up and they wrote a Book of Acts behind it, and the same thing that Jesus done, the apostles done, then when that vine comes up again, it does the same thing. See? Hebrews 13:8 says He's the same. Oh, my. Proves that God has raised Him up for us, according to His promised Word.
26Desperation 63-0901E P:15 Now You say, "Brother Branham (I feel it in your minds. You see?), why will I know?" Look. What were you? And what are you? There's how you know. See? What was you before this Token was applied? What are you after It's applied? What was your desires before, and what is your desires after? Then you know whether the Token's applied or not. And these other things just automatically go with that. See? ...18 The Token, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, is among us. We should reverence that. We can't humble ourselves enough. Taking off your shoes or getting on your knees wouldn't expel it, it wouldn't satisfy; it wouldn't suffice us, but a life that brings forth the fruit of the Spirit...Now, what is the fruit of the Spirit? See? Love, joy, peace... Remember this morning? Preparation, sent the messenger with the message. Next thing He done after He sent the messenger with the message, He sent the Pillar of Fire for a vindication. Next thing was after that, was consolation. See? You knew that it was right; you was at peace. We have peace with God through the Lord Jesus Christ. See?
28Now, in getting back to the our text, we see that Moses was given a promise from God that His Presence, His Life in Moses would be a supernatural evidence that God had sent him. Just as brother Branham always taught us, the same God that sent Jesus went in Jesus and the same Christ that sends us goes in us.
29But seeing most of the 2 million people who left with Moses would not leave based on God's evidence of the Token in Moses, God said, Ok, Moses, the people are a carnal lot of people, so I will give you another way to get the people to follow you out of Egypt. Because really it is the children God was interested in. Those who were under 20 years old at the time of Kadesh-Barnea. So God gave these Jews another reason for going with Moses. A reason that they will be glad to leave with him. So God gave him one more reason, and the carnal Jew will consider this the greatest miracle.
So listen to what he says...It may shock you.
3022 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her that sojourns in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.
31Now, I find this as God's sense of humor being that the Jews in Egypt were the sons of Jacob. because up until this time you don't see any signs of the love of money in Abraham, nor Isaac because actually Abraham was not a Jew, nor was Isaac. But the word Jew comes from the line of Judah, which is one of the sons of Jacob who sold their own brother Joseph into bondage for 20 pieces of silver.
32Then later they entered into bondage themselves for 400 years because of fear or perhaps jealousy by the Egyptians which is what caused them to sell their own brother into bondage in the first place. So you see, you will always reap what you sow, Don't ever think you can get away with anything. The Judge of all the earth is here now, and he is sifting out the hearts of man before the judgment seat of God right now as I speak.
33As they were set to leave Egypt Moses tells them that God has permitted them to walk away with the wealth of Egypt. What an incentive right? especially to those with the blood of Judah in them, whose father sold his own brother Joseph for a few silver coins.
34God told Moses I will allow the people to spoil Egypt. Is that not poetic justice, is it not irony that the very people that the Jews served under as slaves without wages, are now the very people that pay them to leave Egypt.
35I think perhaps God has sense of humor, because He knew most of them would die in the wilderness, almost 2 million who were adults when they left Egypt and were over 20 years old at the time of Kadish-Barnea which took place only 10 days later. These people might not have left except for the fact God would make it possible that the Egyptians would literally give their gold and silver to the Jews just to get rid of them.
36Now, I'm not a Jew basher by any means, but it's no strange thing that history shows us that gold and silver have played a significant part in Jewish history, like Jacobs sons and their selling Joseph into bondage for 20 pieces of silver as we see in
37Genesis 37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmealites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
38Again we see even Joseph used silver in a deceptive manner to hold onto his youngest brother assuring that the brothers would bring back with them his father Jacob in Genesis 44:2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
39And Judas then we see Jesus in scripture selling out Jesus for thirty pieces of silver in Matthew 27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
40And today we have the Jewish Banking cartel like the Rothschild family according to Nexus has a worth of $700 trillion dollars, and then other banking families like the Morgan family, Rockefellers, Kuhn Loebs, Warburgs, Lehmans, Lazards, Israel Moses Seifs and Goldman Sachs. All banking families, and wall street Jews whom brother Branham said own the paper. But never forget who owns the gold of the world? Rome.
41Now, let's continue with Brother Branham's sermon the Token, and we will pick up at paragraph 174 Then that makes Him Hebrews 13:8, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever." There's how we know He lives. Because why? How do we know we live? Because He lives. And because we know we live, is because we're like Him, and we're in Him.
Oh, I would like to take that thought one day, Lord willing because there is enough right in that thought to send us on our way to heaven.
44And brother Branham said in his sermon, Christ is the mystery 63-0728 P:208 Now, notice, God making Himself known. Not... We're not suppose to make converts to Christianity by a government, but by the revelation of Christ in you as God was in Christ. As God was in Christ, Christ in you. What God did in Christ, Christ does in you. What signs did God in Christ, Christ does in you. Oh, isn't that beautiful? Oh, my. I like that. Jesus said at that day (that's this day)--at that day (when this revelation's made known) (And really, what is this revelation he's talking about? John 14:12) at that day you will know that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me, I in you, and you in Me. (When the revelation's made manifest,) at that day, you shall know that I and the Father are One. I'm in the Father, and the Father's in Me. Then when the revelation comes forth, then it's I in you and you in Me." There you are. See the manifold threefold... What for? To bring it back. We've got to be...
45Now, back to the Token where brother Branham says, "And he said, "Because I live, you live also. I am He (in Revelations) that was dead and alive forever more."And if we die to ourself, and become alive in Him, we're alive forever more. And then His Life in us, is just like the life of anything else. It displays what He was."
46Now, I hope you are catching what he is saying here. This is what I have been pounding away on for the past 9 years, since 2007. Look, some people just are not getting it. we are ready to walk into glory any month now, and some of you are still so caught up in self that you are not going to be ready when the resurrection takes place.
49Let's continue reading..."And that makes Him the same yesterday, today, and forever. Now, how can anyone to deny that? Don't you see dead works? Serve the living God by the Eternal, I mean the everlasting covenant of the Life that was in the Blood of Jesus Christ. Now, going on to the end... I, Oh, I wished, Displaying the Token of His grace, His love... Now, without this Token applied...
50175 Now, it is a token. What is a token? The token is a sign of a debt been paid: a price required has been paid. The price of our salvation was death (See?), and no one could pay it but Christ. And not the spirit of a denomination, not the spirit of a pope, not the spirit of some man, or some saint, but the Spirit of Jesus Christ upon the church is a Token that the debt has been paid, and He's met every requirement that God required; and we and Him are one. "That day you'll know that I'm in the Father, and the Father in Me, I in you, and you in Me. Apply the Token. Apply the Token of His resurrection, that because He was raised up for our justification, He has raised us also with Him. And now we set in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, under the fellowship of the Token.
51Look The apostle Paul said in Romans 8:11 11 But if, (and if means there is a chance that it might happen and a chance that it might not happen. But the whole story is this. He says,) if, the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, (if His Spirit is living and abiding in you, then) he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if (there's that if again.) if ye live after the flesh, (if you live for self) ye shall die:(why? Because living for self shows you are already dead to God, and alive to self.) but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
52Now, brother Branham hones down to the following statement here in PP. 176 which I would like to focus on for the rest of this morning in paragraph, 176 "As Israel set there, and the screams was going on out there in the street, they didn't have one thing to worry about. Only thing, just be sure the blood, the token, was showing. That's the only thing we have to worry, right now."
53Notice brother Branham was speaking of all the troubles that were coming upon Egypt, and he says, Just focusing on the Token was the only thing Israel had to do. Just keep that Token applied, and all the trouble would pass over them. Then he tells us we are at the same juncture now as Israel was back there. And the same trials that destroyed Israel, are the same trials that also set Israel free, and they are just around the corner today for us.
54He continues: "There's trouble in the way making, friends. It ain't going to be long. Trouble's striking. You know that. Be sure the Token's showing, and the Token is the Holy Spirit. "For by one Spirit, we're all baptized into one Body, and made partakers of His glory," on our lap home march now to the promised land. Do you love Him? You believe the Token? How many would like to say, "Oh, Brother Branham, pray for me that I will come under this Token." Let us bow our heads.
55Hallelujah. We are on our home lap now. So stay focused on the Token which is the Holy Ghost in you. Don't get your focus off on other things. don't have your focus on other people. Don't let your focus be on anything except your own self and whether you have the Token applied in your life or not. And make sure as he said here, that our main focus is to keep the life of the Token, God's presence in you, keep that as the main focus of our attention as we near the home stretch.
56Matthew 6:19-21 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
59He's not talking about a Cyclops, nor is he talking about a person with only one eye. But He is speaking of FOCUS. IF our FOCUS be single-minded, if we FOCUS on ONE thing and that ONE thing Only, then our light, our understanding of all things, will be great. We'll know the reasons why thing happen the way they do, because we know that He has all things under His control and He is working all things together for the Good of those who are The Called and Who love Him.
60Romans 8:26-31 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
611 Corinthians 1:10 "Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
64Matthew 6:22-26 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! 24
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
65Now the last couple verses of this scripture warns us that just having a single-mindedness in our outlook is not necessarily good. Our focus must be a right focus. Jesus was talking about treasure. Laying up treasure in heaven, not being focused here on earth. Too much of our thoughts are focused wrong because we are focusing on the things of this world and laying up an earthly treasure for what? For rust to corrupt? We should be focusing on our future home, as brother Branham preached of the future home and as Jesus told us about it.
66John 14:1-4 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
67In My Fathers family will be many homes. That word house is actually a Greek word oikia which means a place of inhabitance, a household or family, and the word mansion is a Greek word, mone which means a place of abode, or a place which excerpts a most blessed influence.
72All the time that Jesus hung on the cross, he said just two words, "I thirst". Why? The Roman Guard thought he thirsted for water, but I don't believe it was water he thirsted for, It was God's Spirit He thirsted for, because God had pulled back His Spirit in Gethsemane.
74When the Father entered into Him at His Baptism, He said, "This is My beloved Son IN Whom I am well pleased", and Brother Branham brought to our attention that when The Father said, "IN WHOM" he was saying "in whom I am pleased to dwell in HIM".
78John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Why? Because then it is no longer you asking but His Word asking through you.
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