And I'm Brother Anthony, WELCOMING you to `Bible Believers', where we focus on the PRESENT Truth - what Jesus is doing NOW. I hope we find you well today, and that the Lord will feed your soul through the Words we share together this morning.
I John 1:7 is one of the most important yet least understood verses in the whole Scripture. It's Message becomes more apparent when it's paraphrased. 'unless we are walking in the Light God is manifesting NOW, we are not and can not come under the blood or be born-again'.
God has an agenda, and His purpose is to manifest the attributes of his own nature and character in the lives of His children. So a life lived by the Word is the Word expressed. But God is only making written epistles of that part of the Word He predestinated to be fulfilled in this day.
Clearly only a special class of people will be born-again into His Family. Those who are able to discern the promises of God's Word for this day, and manifest them in their own lives, are the only ones in the election. How can we hope to be His people, unless we are constantly in the Word to understand what He is doing now, and to recognize and fulfill our part in His Word.
The book of Revelation is the actual revelation of Jesus Himself, in the church, and His work in the future ages. It takes the Holy Spirit to give us revelation, or we will fail to get it. Bringing these two thoughts together you will see that it won't take just ordinary study and thinking to make this Book real. It is going to take the operation of the Holy Ghost. That means this Book can't be revealed to anyone but a special class of people with prophetic insight, and the ability to hear from God. It will require Supernatural instruction, not just a student comparing verse with verse, for a MYSTERY requires the teaching of the Spirit or it NEVER becomes clear.
The Revelation is the CONSUMMATION of the Scriptures. It is even placed exactly RIGHT in the canon of Scripture; at the end. Now you can know why It says that anyone who reads or even HEARS It is blessed. It IS the REVELATION of God, that will give YOU authority over the devil. And you can see WHY they who would ADD to, or take FROM It, would be cursed. It would HAVE to be so, for who can add or take away from the PERFECT revelation of God, and OVERCOME the enemy? It is THAT simple. There is NOTHING of such prevailing power as the REVELATION of the Word.
Revelation 1:3: 'The TIME is at hand'. The time was NOT at hand previously. In the wisdom and economy of God this mighty revelation (though fully known to God) could NOT come forth hitherto. Thus we immediately learn a PRINCIPLE - the REVELATION of God for EACH age can come in THAT age only, and at a SPECIFIC time. LOOK at the history of Israel. The REVELATION of God to Moses came only at a SPECIFIC time, even MORE specifically it came as the people CRIED unto God. Jesus, Himself, came at the FULLNESS of time, He being the COMPLETE Revelation of the Godhead. And in Laodicea, the revelation of God came in its due time. THINK on this and heed it well, for we ARE in the end-time today.
We CANNOT manifest Anglican, Lutheran or Presbyterian Light from the early Reformation of the Roman Catholic system of worship. They DID run well in THEIR day, but Satan HINDERED them when God added ANOTHER line, ANOTHER precept in the FURTHER revelation of Wesley. NEITHER can we manifest Methodist or Baptist Light, for the Philadelphian Age is ALSO over, and THAT Part of the Body is COMPLETE. Nor can we be modern Pentecostals from the Laodicea Age. This LAST Move of the Spirit in the Church Ages was REFUSED by the Baptists and Methodists, and ALL denominations in the Laodicea Age REJECTED Christ and put Him OUTSIDE, when He was revealed at the CLOSE of that Age (Luke 17:29-30; Genesis 18; Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 3:20; 10:1-7).
ALL seven Church Ages HAVE been fulfilled. We must FIND the Light God is manifesting NOW, or LIKE Israel, we will find OURSELVES walking in the glare of a day gone by, IMPERSONATING a GENUINE Move of the Spirit ALREADY fulfilled.
Jesus has foretold what is happening NOW, and what will SOON come to pass. And He's revealed THESE things to His ELECT that THEY may know WHAT to ANTICIPATE, and rest in that PEACE which passeth all understanding.
Now we'll listen to an excerpt from a wonderful sermon preached in 1965 by William Branham. Brother Branham was the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, whose ministry RESTORED the apostolic faith, `FINISHED the mystery of God', and is NOW calling-out Christ's Bride to PREPARE Her for the manifestation of the sons of God, and the translation. Jesus promised THIS ministry for the generation just BEFORE the `great and dreadful day of the Lord'.
Jesus said that the FALSE church is an IMPERSONATION of the True. If you've read Christ's Messages to the ANGELS of each Church Age, you'll have noticed that in EVERY Age, He actually addresses TWO churches. ONE is the Church He calls His Own. Precious, sinless, a virgin to the Word and faithful unto death. The OTHER is the FALSE church, called an harlot because she CLAIMS she is married to the Word but is UNFAITHFUL to the Word by FORNICATION with creeds.
Throughout the Bible we find the Law of Contrast in such TWINS. In the garden of Eden was the Tree of LIFE and His enemy, the Tree of KNOWLEDGE of Good and Evil. There was RIGHTEOUS Abel and SINFUL Cain. In the Ark were the dove and the crow. Jacob and Esau were blood brothers; and Jesus and Judas were brothers in the church.
On the Day of Pentecost, the Spirit of Christ anointed HIS Church, and the spirit of anti-Christ returned to anoint HIS great church. ONE small and humble, with NO beauty that we should desire it. The other immense, and with mighty programs to educate, house and care for people's NATURAL requirements from the cradle to the grave. It has costly buildings, controls stocks, shares and immense material wealth. ONE is built by faith or UNDERSTANDING of the Word, and RUNS by the power of God. The OTHER is built upon INTELLECTUAL reasoning, and functions by organization led by man. TWINS!
Like Abel and Cain in the beginning, and Jesus and Judas, BOTH of these groups claim God is their Father. BOTH worship the same God, sing hymns, read their Bibles, pay their tithes and love God. They BOTH speak with tongues, lay hands on the sick, and receive answer to prayer, but ONLY ONE of them is heaven-bound. The OTHER is hell bent and going to the Judgment. Watch those TWINS!
In THIS sermon, Brother Branham shows how God has been SEPARATING His elect - bringing the corporate Body of the elect Church of ALL ages to the birth through the REFORMATION of the past 500 years, and the RESTORATION in these LAST days. God is a SEPARATOR, and He is calling His people OUT from ALL man-made teaching into oneness with the Word for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. Oh, the TRUE Church will be FEW in number, but what She SAYS, in THAT day, He will DO.
The FALSE church will UNITE itself to RULE the world AGAIN, as Jesus and Daniel prophesied. She'll KILL everything that disagrees with her. They'll TAKE the mark of the beast or lose all property, rights and privileges. It's ALMOST reached that stage now.
Don't think this coming NWO is `GOOD'. Or because the CHURCH will be ruling, that it's `OF GOD'. The NWO is NOT of God. Jesus said, `My Kingdom is NOT of this world, otherwise My servants would FIGHT for RIGHTEOUSNESS'. NO way, My Brother or Sister. WE seek a City whose Builder and Maker is GOD. Wherein dwelleth righteousness. WE don't BUILD anything: JESUS has gone away to PREPARE a place for US.
That City comes down from God out of heaven in the MILLENNIUM. THAT'S when Jesus Christ and His TRUE Church RULE this earth. The FALSE church is preparing for nothing but sorrow, SATAN'S Eden and Armageddon. radio008.html
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