Home and the House of God
Saturday Evening, September 2, 1995
Corinthians 2: 14-17 Now thanks [be] unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. 15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: 16 To the one [we are] the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who [is] sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
Philippians 2: 5 Let this attitude that was in Christ be in you..... Prayer
I would like to take a message tonight from God's Only Provided Place of Worship. This was from number 73 in our series back home and we were looking at a statement brother Branham made in paragraphs 238 & 239 where he said, (238) We live in our home like Branhams live. (239) And in the House of God we live by the Word of God and every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God," Now, I do not for one minute believe that brother Branham is telling us here that there is supposed to be a difference between his home and the house of God. Actually if this were true, then why would he not even allow his father into his home when his father had been out drinking. So the fact is, he is not telling us here that in his home they live one way and in the house of God another. But, what he is telling us here is that there is a certain way we must conduct our homes. In fact brother Branham's children tell us that he kept the same atmosphere of Love, respect and Godly fear in his home as he did in church. He kept his home Christ centered.
Now, before we move into this thought, I just want to background a bit. We know that we are living in the age where Christ is to be glorified in His saints.
II Thessalonians 1: 7 - 12 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed ) in that day. 11 ¶ Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of [this] calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of [his] goodness, and the work of faith with power: 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
This word glorified here is Greek word, endoxa which means a people who have received the Doxa of God. And this word Doxa is said to be an opinion, assessment or judgment. In other words, the very mindset of God
II Corinthians 3: 18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Here we see how this doxa or glory which is His own opinion of Himself comes into the church. We see that it is a process that begins by seeing Him as He really is in His true Nature .
I John 3: 2 - 3 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
This is to happen at the Time of His great Appearing. And every man that has this earnest expectation of being as He is, begins to purge Himself even as He, Christ is Pure. In fact we are to be so like Him in our thinking, that as He is, so are we in this world. Do you believe that?
I John 4: 17 ¶ Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
"Herein is our Love made complete. Finished off and made mature".
I have always believed that love is not some silly emotion or feeling that we get, but Love as brother Branham said, is corrective. And Love can only manifests itself through our actions. Jesus Himself said, "He that Loves Me keeps my Word." So Love then, is keeping His Word. And Keeping is an action. Therefore, Love is manifested through our actions. In 1 John 4: 9 we read, " In this was manifested the Love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him." And how was that made possible? He said Himself, "No greater love can a man have than he lay down his life for His brother." Again, we see that love is an action taken on behalf of others.
Ephesians 1: 15 we hear Paul eulogizing the Ephesian church as he says, "Wherefore I also, after I heard of your Faith (revelation) in the Lord Jesus, and your Love unto all the saints, I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;" Now, I want you to notice that Paul was so excited for the saints because he saw there Faith which is revelation, and he saw that this revelation had fully matured into Love. Notice, as we said earlier, this thing called Love is an active thing. Paul saw that the people had Faith which is passive, but he also saw that there passive Faith had moved out into an active faith and was blossoming forth in Love. And that is the Condition from which the Ephesian church fell . They had moved up from revelation into an outward expression of that revelation, but were waiting for the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the Knowledge of Him when they fell and lost their first Love.
Now we know that there must be a repeat of Ephesus because Alpha has become Omega.
II Thessalonians 1: 3 "We are bound to thank God always for you brethren, as it is meet, because that your Faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth,"
Paul recognized this abounding faith which was manifesting itself through the charity of the saints. Now, when the translators translated this word (agape), they chose charity quite often because the word charity best expresses faith in action. The word charity leaves us with thoughts of Love, Generosity and a desire to do something for someone in need. In other words, the desire is something that has been revealed to you, and your actions are based upon a sincere desire to benefit others.
I Corinthians 13: 10 & 13 "But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away."
From Hebrews chapter 5 brother Branham quoted this scripture and then he said, "and what is perfect? Love. And what is Love? God .” and from Q & A preached on 8/23/64 where he again quoted this scripture and said, "And we do have today, by God's help the true interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication." And what is the Word Vindicated but the very Presence of God Himself? So we see that God is Love and He has come down with a message , and as Jesus Said, " as a man thinketh in His heart, so is He and out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." So the very God of love has come down in this hour to manifest Himself to us through a declaration of Himself and a manifestation of Himself. Now, notice verse 13, "And now abideth Faith, Hope and Love, these three; but the greatest of these is Love."
Now what I want you to see tonight is that Love is actually the passive faith become active. Brother Branham taught us that Faith is a Revelation. It is something that is revealed to you. And we know that hope is an earnest expectation, which comes forth from a true revelation. If it is truly revealed to you , then you truly expect it to produce something. And what it produces in you is Love which is an active faith. Noah proved His faith in Gods Word by what He did, He put His faith into action. Abraham proved His Faith in Gods word by His actions. And if that which is perfect has come, then God Himself has come down in action to prove His Word, and reconfirm His Love to us.
I Thessalonians 1: 3 - 4 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; 4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
This word of means out from or having it's source in. That's why when we read
Galatians 2: 20 where Paul says, "I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I but Christ liveth in Me, And the Life I now Live I live by the Faith of the Son of God," Not Paul's faith, but the faith OF the Son of God. Jesus own faith.
1 Thessalonians 1: 4 Wuest "Remembering unceasingly your works produced and characterized by the Faith which is yours, and your toil which is motivated and characterized by your divine and self sacrificial Love, and your patient endurance under trials which finds it's source in your hope which rests in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of God, even the father."
So as we see the effect that the Presence of God had on the saints in the first age, and we must come once again to this same effect if Alpha is to repeat in Omega. Now, remember, we are looking at our topic tonight of "Home and the house of God." And what I want for you to see is this. We have got to come to the place where the mind of Christ is in us unless we be reprobates. And if the mind of Christ is in us, won't we do the same as He did. Won't we think the same thoughts that He thought? And, remember, Jesus said, "My house shall be called a house of prayer." And if we have the same nature and life as Jesus Christ, then won't our homes be called a house of prayer as well?
Colossians 3: 4 we read, "When Christ who is our Life shall appear, then shall we appear with Him in Glory." So, if we appear when He appears, and our appearing is in the same Glory, or Doxa or mindset. Then shouldn't our homes appear as He wanted His house to appear. Then shouldn't we have the same atmosphere in our homes as we do in this church which is His house of prayer?
Now, Brother Branham wanted to keep the Lord always before Him and he wanted his own home to have the same atmosphere around it as there was in church. An atmosphere of Love, Reverence, and the fear of God because he wanted his home to be always ready because he never knew when the presence of the Lord would drop in. He even got to the point that when Billy Paul was running with the wrong crowd and listening to the wrong kind of music, brother Branham took him aside one morning and asked Billy Paul to make a decision who he was going to serve, (it reminds me of what Joshua did). He said to Billy Paul, "Son, I have chosen to keep our home in an atmosphere that is welcoming to the Presence of God, and your music and your life are conflicting with this atmosphere. Therefore you must choose you this day which way you will go. If you wish to live at home you must not do anything to ruin this atmosphere." And Billy Paul said, he chose to go the other way. Illustration
Now, before this incident came, let me give you a little background. Brother Branham had taken Billy Paul to the correctional institute in Indiana to show him what becomes of young men who go wayward. He held his hands out to Billy Paul and told him that he had come to an intersection of two roads. The hands held out symbolizing two roads. One he said, is leading to death and Hell and the other Life and
peace. Billy Paul did not take his dad's advice and later was struck down with colitis, he lay in a hospital bed dying with gain green setting in. He laid there 3 days until the Angel of the Lord sent brother Branham. Brother Billy Paul remembers his dad's first words when he saw him, those first words, "Son, the way of the transgressor is hard. You did sinning, you do the praying."
Deuteronomy 6 we read, ( From the Amplified version, with a little 20th century Americanese added to help make this word more personal to you). "Hear O Royal Seed of God, the Lord God is One Lord, - the Only Lord. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your mind and heart, and with your entire being, and with all your might. And these words, which I am commanding you this day, shall be first in your mind and heart; then you shall whet and sharpen them, so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the minds and hearts of your children, and you shall talk of them (1) when you sit in your house, and (2)when you drive down the road, and (3)when you lie down and (4)when you rise up. And you shall tie them as a symbol on your hands ( In other words, they are tied to your actions, what you do) and you shall bind them upon your forehead." ( which means that they encompass your mind or mindset). And, remember, your forehead is where your frontal lobe is and that is where your memory is resident. When a person has a lobotomy they lose there memory. But here we see that they are to take the preeminent place of our thinking. Even as frontlets between our eyes, that all we see is the word of God. As phylacteries that go "boing, boing, boing" as we walk along, and they bounce off our head. A constant reminder. And then He continues, "And you shall write them upon the door posts of your house and on your gates." Why? So that whether you are coming or whether you are going, there will always be a constant reminder set before you of God's promises to you in this hour. The scripture is speaking of actually doing things that would create an atmosphere of Christ centered-ness in our homes.
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.
Because the promises contain the very nature of God ( God Life) and by receiving the promises or His Word, you receive the very life that is in the Word, And therefore, the very nature of God. Jesus said, in John 6: 63, " My Words are Spirit and they are Life." Also in
John 1: 1 & 4 we read, "In the beginning was the Word and the word was with God and the word was God and In Him was Life and the life was the Light of men. So we see we are looking at Life when we approach the Word of God. "Look and Live"
Now, we can not address the atmosphere in our homes without addressing the atmosphere in our marriages. And there are Three principals that will make any marriage better. In fact if you are diligent to follow these three principals, your marriage will be blessed.
Principal #1) Ephesians 5: 25 "Husbands, Love your wives, EVEN AS Christ loved the church, to the point of giving Himself for it; "
Now this is principal #1) Husbands, you must love your wives even as. That means your love must be equal with her as for yourself. What you do for yourself, you must love to do for her. You spend $50 dollars on your self, you had better be not only willing, but wanting to spend $50 on her. You spend $15,000 on your self for tools or equipment or pleasure, you had better have $30,000. Because she deserves an equal share. $15,000 for her would be EVEN AS. And the words Even As means the same as. Your Love must be EVEN AS. And Paul let's us know that Christ is our example who considered you and I even before He considered Himself, because He laid down His own Life for us. So we see your love must be self sacrificial in nature. Too many marriages break up today because the young men haven't learned this principal and they are self centered and so the wife in order to have any spending money of her own, she is forced to go out and get herself a job. Pretty soon, they both have their own check books, their own savings accounts and finally careers of their own, and at that time the marriage is in total ruin. And the worst part is that usually by this time in the marriage there are children involved and at this point you may as well give them up for adoption, because someone else is taking care of them for you all day anyhow.
Principal #2) 1 Corinthians 7: 3 "Let the Husband render unto his wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto her husband." So here we see a principal in the marriage that Paul says both husband and wife must utilize. To render due benevolence. This word Benevolence is a Greek word e-u-n-o-i-a and although it's pronounced "you - anoy - ya". it actually means to show forth good will and kindness. Let's just see how Paul uses this same word in Ephesians 6: 6 - 7 (read)
Principal #3) Colossians 3: 19 "Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them." Be not bitter, this is point number #3) Husbands, in the process of loving your wives, even as, do not become bitter with them. Bitter, = Pikraino to embitter, to exasperate, to render angry, to be sharp or disagreeable, harsh or severe. Even to the point of strong feelings of hatred or resentment. And there can be nothing worse in a marriage than when this occurs.
Now wives, wouldn't you just love it, if your husband would always consider these 3 principals in your marriage? But are you aware that you control whether he feels bitterness toward you or not? Are you aware that you are in the control seat when it comes to this? Let's just look at what the bible tells us about your 3 principals. If you keep these 3 principals, you will never have to worry about an angry husband.
Principal # 1) Colossians 3: 18 "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord." Ephesians 5: 22 "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord."
This word Submit = hupotasso = to subordinate, to place yourself under , to yield yourself to his decision making, to yield to his actions and control, to be obedient. Not just obedience because animals can show obedience.
James 3: 3 "You put a bit in the horses mouth to make him obey" So it is not just obedience here, but submit means an act of the your will, not his. Though you may even know better than he, yet you have made a choice to give up your choice, just like the Bride of Christ gives over her will to our Husband the Word. And she does this in order to receive His mindset. Well, so does a true Bride give over her will to meet his will and his headship 1st. Remember, the scriptures say, "as unto the Lord" or " as it is fit in the Lord" So your submission is unto the Lord but it is to and through your husband.
Now, The Lord descends with a Shout which is a military command and it is said that we submit to this command. The shout comes forth bringing all things into subjection to Him.
Peter 3: 1 -2 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. ( now, this word conversation is not her talking. It has nothing to do with talk. It is a Greek word, anastrophe which means her manner of life, her conduct , her behavior.
Remember the story brother Branham tells about the man who was out drinking with his buddies and they got into a conversation down at the bar as to whether there any real Christians any more or not. And he said, tell you what, My wife is a real Christian And so they bet him and they planned how they would put her to the test. They came home acting as if they were drunk and carrying on. He crashed through the door and said in a harsh manner as though he was drunk, " Make me some eggs." She proceeded to cook up some eggs and when she served them to him, he through them on the floor and shouted, "That's not the way I like them!" And he said, 'come on boys, let's get out of here." And they left the kitchen. Instead of doing what most women would do, and throw a fit and begin cussing and screaming, this woman just started to clean up the eggs and as she did she began to sing, "Must Jesus bear the cross alone, and all the world go free, no, there's a cross for every one and there's a cross for me." And that night she led her husband and his friends to Christ. It's not a matter of trying to get even, it's called submission.
Principal #2) Ephesians 5: 33 After Paul tells the men they must love their wives even as they love themselves, then he tells the wives, "and the wife, see that she reverence her husband." Now this word reverence is a Greek word, phobeo, not phobia. Now some of you might have a phobia about this phobeo, but it actually has a partial meaning of to fear, to be struck with fear, to be seized with alarm; of those startled by strange sights or occurrences, of those struck with amazement. ( Now I'm sure this must occur once about, ... oh I guess about every morning when you see that awful looking, dis-sheveled sight of half man, half animal get up out of bed and you look at him and you cry in your pillow and you say, what a fearful looking monster that is. But the word also means to reverence, and venerate (which means to almost worship, and to look upon with deep feelings of respect and love.) So we see that if you reverence your husband with a deep respect and you submit yourself to your husband, and
Principal #3) is as we said before, you must render due benevolence which is to be kind and to show good will toward him, how could he ever be bitter or angry or stingy with you. What you are doing is you are creating an atmosphere. Remember the woman who came to brother Branham and told him that she did not love her husband. Brother Branham asked her if she wanted to love him and she said, yes. So he got her to promise that she would do what he counseled her to do. So he said, for the next 6 weeks, just act as though you do. Do the things for him that you used to do when you loved him. And within a few weeks she was back in love again. You see, what was it? She created an atmosphere, and he fell into it. And he began to respond to the atmosphere that she had created. And they were both back in love again. It was her that created the atmosphere, but it affected them both.
Now, always remember this, Her submission and reverence and due benevolence is all said to be "as unto the Lord" whereas, his Loving her "even as," and His never being bitter against her and his render acts of goodness and kindness are not said to be "as unto the Lord, but are said to be As the Lord Himself would do". So, if you note carefully how this is presented in the scriptures, you notice he is to act as Christ would act and she is to act as though what she is doing is to Christ. Then what a Marriage and what a blessing. You see, it is all in the approach we take. Our approach is what either gets us upset with one another or is the very thing that paves the way for our due benevolence to come forth into manifestation.
And From Proving His Word, he said, "It your approach, the attitude is what it takes, and that's what it is tonight dear friends, it takes the attitude. We are, and believe that we are in the presence of Jesus Christ, but it's your attitude that brings the results. The mechanics is here and so is the dynamics. If you can just get started, God will do the rest." And if this is so essential with our heavenly Mate, how much more with our earthly mate.
THE TOKEN 63-0901 pg. 49 pp. 5 Apply it, create that atmosphere around you, that they will just drop right into it. Oh, you are , if you've got the Token, you create an atmosphere around you of power, that when you walk, people know that you are a Christian. In love for you to say something to them. They believe your word, what you say, they hold onto it. See? That is it. Apply the Token, then walk in it. Claim your household. You must do it, now. This is the evening time.
E-35 EXPLAINING HEALING AND JAIRUS 54-0216 And we ought to get ourselves in that kind of an atmosphere. Create... Each one of you is a creator. Did you know that? Each one of you people that's borned again is a creator. We must create an atmosphere as I said the other night. Sometimes when I'm in the home, and the wife is all upset because the people are in and out, and just going all the time... I'd go in, and wife standing in there wiping her eyes crying, she said, "Bill, the children hasn't even had a bite to eat today; the house is packed and jammed." There little Sarah, my little two year old girl setting in there, she's crying. Rebekah's come in from school. My wife, all nervous, has got that atmosphere there. See? That's what it is So I go and I say, "Well, I tell you, honey; that's true & I say, "Sweetheart," (you know to get her quietened down in a kind way) . Then I, in my heart, I say, "Lord, I am giving my love of God into my wife. Now, Lord, help me now, here, and I want Your Spirit. Now, Satan would get us all confused, but I want You to help me." (Now, I don't fuss at her. See? No. " I just say, that's right, honey." See? "It's very bad, but you see we're serving the Lord," See, what I'm doing all the time in my heart, I am trying to create a different atmosphere. They're all nervous and they're tore up. See? Now, I was thinking in my heart, "O Lord, send Your Presence now and Your love to my poor little tore up wife." And then I say, "Yes, dear. That's right."
I say, "What was this here?" "Oh, we haven't had anything to eat?" and I say, "Well, there probably won't be anybody else in for the next couple of hours, so Let's get something to eat and I'll help you." And I'll start getting up my sleeves and She'd say, "Now, look, young man, you might be able to help me wash dishes but you can't cook." Then I will say in a joking way, "Who can't cook?" Like that, you know, just going on. "Well, you haven't never seen me fry potatoes yet. I was raised on them," like that--or something like that. And I'll see a little bitty smile trickle on one side, you know. And the first thing you know, I come over, and I put my hand on her. Now, She don't know what I'm doing yet. And I say, "Bless your heart, honey. I'll tell you what, I'll help you do this" And then down in my heart I'm saying, "Lord, send Your peace that's in me into her now. O God, quieten my family now. I'm Your servant, Father. " And I say, "Say, dear, I'll help you wash the dishes." And I get on there, and I say, "You just start with the children like, and say something there." And I'm standing there all the time praying, "Now, Lord, send Your Holy Spirit; I know it's quieting them right now. And I'm sending it in this home, my home, in the Name of Your Son Jesus." The first thing you know, the wife says, She'd be interested in talking about something. The baby's got blocks a playing in there, going on and It's all over. See? I seen a little smile come out of the side of her face, and I thought, "Thank You, Lord." And she just started getting supper ready. Every once in a while I would walk over. And I was praying, "Oh, Lord, now just let me create this atmosphere being happy instead of being like this." I laid my hands on her like that, and I said, "Honey, you know what?" She thought, I just put my hands on and talk to her, but I was laying my hands on her in Jesus' Name. See? Then, I say, "Honey, you know what? It's just marvelous. You know, this coming summer, we're going up into the mountains, as soon as I get a little time for vacation." I said, "I'd like to see them kids catch one of those trout. Wouldn't you like that?" And She said, "Oh, that was a lot of fun."
And then, I notice it was coming right along, and I said... "Yes, honey, that's just fine." And inside I'm thinking, ("O Lord God, please... ") And the first thing you know, she was a laughing and singing and the kids had their blocks in there just a playing, and having a big time. So I had my hand on her little shoulder, and I begin to try to create, in my heart. "Lord, I'm happy. There's nothing wrong with me. I love You, You know I do, and You just straighten out my little family." And after while, I said, "Tell you what, honey, I'll show you where those dresses are." When she got quiet, I looked down, and Sarah and Becky had signed the peace treaty, and they were playing; and little Joseph was just a shaking his little rattle box and having a good time.
You see, you've got to get in the right kind of an atmosphere. It's the atmosphere. You got to get away from that old confusion, but the thing of it is, is that You're scared. That what's the matter. You'll be frying your meat some morning for breakfast, and the first thing you know, you're filled with the Holy Spirit. Now, I'm going to shock you a little bit. You don't mind, do you? All right. For instance, the meat's a frying, and all at once the grease pops out on your hand. Now, if you'll just shake it off and go on frying meat, it wouldn't bother you. Now, I know you didn't get that just right. Look. The first thing, "Oh, where's the Ungantene?" or Something like that and You grab your hand. See? It scares you to death. That's what does it. It's fear. See, that's the way it is. But, You just keep believing, create the atmosphere. Never let doubt come around you. Believe all the time. Don't accompany any of that doubt at all. No, sir. No matter what the circumstances are, push away your doubt. Walk right on, and through it. Just refuse it. Yes, sir. Don't give no grounds at all.
John 4: 17 - 18 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: 18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
Fear has torment = Kolasis = punishment or penalty, and what is the penalty? it has to do with causing to hold back, to check, curtail, or restrain. In other words as long as you are under fear, you will not move forward. You tighten up and stop your progress.
Remember when Peter was walking on the water. He was walking all right, till he seen the waves contrary and he got scared. Jesus said, "Why'd you fear?" That's what's the matter with the Holy Ghost people today. They've got a lot they're afraid...The devil's just trying to scare you out of something. He's trying to put something off somewhere else, say, "Some of these days you'll be this." You are now. Now, we're sons of God. Now, we're seated together in heavenly places. Now, we have all powers in heavens and the earth. See? Now, we have it. Not in the millennium, we won't need it then. We got it now. We're... Right now we are the sons of God. "It does not appear what we shall be, but we know we'll be like Him." What you are here is a reflection of what you are somewhere else. "Those who He called, He justifies." Is that right? "Those who He justified, He has glorified." Already in the Presence of the Father, we have a glorified body. Whew! Wasn't that deep? All right. We'll find out whether it's right or not. "If this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting." Is that right? That's right. So right now, and what we are there, is a reflection. Here, what we are here, is a reflection of what we are somewhere else. So if your deeds are evil, you know where it comes from. You know where your other body's a waiting.
E-33 CURTAIN OF TIME 55-0302 And notice, while they spake about Him, talked about Him, He appeared. That's a good way to get Him around you: talk about Him all the time. Amen. Keep your conversation, not on who's... Or where the next play comes up on the television, or the next movies going to come, or who's going to be elected president: talk about Jesus. Christians talk about everything but Christ in these days. Go out, they always got a bunch of nonsense and everything they want to talk about or something, but never talking about Christ. Talk about Him. Sing about Him. Love Him; keep Him on your heart and mind all the day and night. David said about the, he'd bind the laws upon his fingers and the bedpost, and so He'd be before him all the time. That's the way; keep Him before you in memory, thoughts, praise, speech. All that should do is keep Christ before you. That's the way to keep Him near you.
-48 PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH GOD 54-0724 Now, I'm going to give you a little secret. If you love people, people will know it. Did you know that man is a creator in himself? How many believes that? He's a son of God in his fallen condition... He's a creator. Was you ever around someone, that you just love to be around? You've had those people. What is it? It's because of their atmosphere, that they create around them. You've been in nice people, but yet, you couldn't stand to be around them. It's their atmosphere. It's love. Love goes out deep; it does great things. And Jesus Christ is the Love of God.
-33 DO YOU NOW BELIEVE 55-0610 Now, let me tell you something: Each man that's borned again with the Spirit of God in him is a miniature creator. Now, that might shake you a little, but that's the truth. We're in the image of God. God is a Creator. That's the reason that you can believe that God could heal a person, because God is in you, and God made this world. He just spoke it, and His Word become material. The very ground that you're setting on is the Word of God made manifest. If He didn't, where do He get it? See? He just spoke it, and it turned into existence. He believed in His own Word. And if a man's borned of the Spirit of God, he's an offspring of God; and that part of God is in him, and he believes every word that God says will materialize. See? And so, that makes him part of God. The Holy Spirit in the man makes him a part of God. And now, did you ever see people, nice people, but you just couldn't hardly stand to be around? Sure you have. You don't have nothing against them, but you can't stand to be around them. Then you seen some person that's, oh, maybe a little old scrawny fellow, or a little old woman bent over a washtub, but you just love to around that person. You just love them, somehow. It's the atmosphere that they've got around them, the way they live; they create an atmosphere that you like to be into. That's lovely people to be with
E-42 HIDDEN LIFE IN CHRIST 55-1110 Now the refreshing from the Presence of the Lord, something about them, something about a real Christian that you love to be around And there's a power there You create your own atmosphere around you. Remember the night the maniac run to the platform to kill me up here at Portland, Oregon?. What happened? Well, that poor fellow... I didn't get angry with him. I loved him. Something happened. I loved him
E-18 DIVINE LOVE 56-0826 Now, what you want to do is be lifted up by Christ into an atmosphere to where you are happy, peaceful, and then in there you create a situation.... In the atmosphere that you live in, you project to your associates what you are.
Hebrews 10 : 22 - 25 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Provoke to love, to an outward display of their revelation.
-83 SHOW US THE FATHER IT'LL SATISFY 56-0422 That's the atmosphere that they create themselves. And let me tell you today, my dear friends, the greatest thing there is this side of heaven is l-o-v-e, Divine love. God is Love. You read in the book when a maniac run out to kill me on the platform that night. I didn't hate the man; I loved him, sure, felt sorry for him. That's what slew him on the platform. That's what slew those witch-doctors standing there that day...?... human beings that God died for, standing there trying to throw spells on me, witches like that. Standing there before Him, and you see them fall to the ground, throw their head down like this, and give their hearts to Christ. It was love that did it. Love is the mightiest force there is. Even phileo love will make a mother jump through a fire to grab her burning baby. She won't think of herself.
-23 LOVE 56-0726 And when Divine love has been projected and comes to Its end, then sovereign grace will take its place. Now, that's my text. When Divine love has been projected... Project Divine love and it comes to its end, till it can't go no farther, then sovereign grace will come in and take its place. Now, do you realize, being a son or daughter of God, that you are a minor creator? Do you know you create the atmosphere that you live in? Do you realize that the atmosphere that you dwell in, you influence somebody else?
E-17 DIVINE LOVE 57-0305 And you know that there's some kind of people that's real good people, only you just can't hardly stand to be around them. That's right. Why is it? They create that atmosphere. And there's some kind of people that you just love to be around. They create that atmosphere that they live in. Now, it's a supernatural thing. Now, when the Presence of the Lord comes down, it creates an atmosphere for faith. And when... I thought, "Now, Lord God, You help me." Now, you've got to create an atmosphere, and your faith will do it. They were all in the upper room with one accord, when suddenly there came from heaven as a sound of a rushing mighty wind; the atmosphere was right. It takes a atmosphere to do anything. You know, the regular procedure to hatch chickens is to put them under the hen. But get the egg in the right atmosphere, it'll hatch anyhow. Listen, brother, if a man loves God, and the right kind of an atmosphere he could get into, it'll produce a new born babe just as certain as I am here. It's the atmosphere that counts. Let this little handful of people setting here tonight, get in the perfect atmosphere, watch what takes place. There will not be a feeble among a--one in our midst. The cripples will walk; the blind will see; the deaf will hear; the dumb will speak without prayer or anything. It's the atmosphere. That's how twenty-five thousand was healed at one prayer in Africa. When they seen the Lord do something, it created a atmosphere, and they stepped into it. That's the pool when the waters in running right.
Acts 2: 42 - 43 ¶ And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
What created the Atmosphere? Doctrine, Fellowship, breaking bread and prayer.
E-38 LOVE 58-0313 They create that by the way they live and the way they think. It's a little atmosphere you live in.
E-15 LOVE 57-0519E Did you ever see a person that's a good person, you think they are nice, but there's just something about the person you just don't like to be around them? Certainly you do. And then, you've seen people that you just love to be around. What is it? It's that creative power that's upon the people that create an atmosphere around where they're at. If they're full of love, not make-belief, but real love, you can feel it. You know that they're Christians. They shake your hand, say, "I'm your friend, John." You can feel it. I know it's the truth, that man create in himself the atmosphere that he lives in. And around him he's anointed with a spirit. I have seen people that you just couldn't get away from them; you just loved them. There's something drawing about them. It's because they live in that atmosphere, they live under the--the power of the Holy Spirit.
E-44 HEAR YE HIM 58-0328 When the people comes to a place that they'll forget all their little differences, and the love of God will shed abroad in our heart by the real Teacher, the Holy Ghost, you'll become salty, and the world will want to be like you. You create a creation around you. You've seen people you couldn't stand to be around, yet they were nice people. They create that within themselves. You've seen people you love to be with, because they create that atmosphere around them. Your spirit's your soul. You can't hide it; you can't make believe. That's what's the matter today. There is too much make belief in Christianity.
E-8 IT WASN'T SO FROM THE BEGINNING 60-1127M Did you ever meet people that you just loved to be with? You've had that, and why, they create that atmosphere by their--their life, the way they live, and the things they think about, and the love they have for you. You've heard my message on the--the opossum, you know, and on the bees trying to sting me, the bull trying to kill me, animals... See? You create an atmosphere, and that's the atmosphere you have to be in to pray for the sick. See? It's the same thing. It's love that casts out evil spirits
-19 IDENTIFICATION 63-0123 Now Jesus gave us the example of what we ought to be looking at, when He reflected his life to us through the Word--what we should see. When we look into God's mirror, we should see ourselves identified with Him. That is a perfect example. Now, but we find out that as we go along through life that our character molds the image that we are. Each one knows that. As you live, so is... Your character molds you to what you are. Now, you have seen people that you just love to be around. Yet they might not exactly be in your bracket of society. And again, they might be of a different race--the colored, or the brown, or the yellow. But there's just something about that character, that you just love to be in their presence. Because each person is a little dynamo of their own, and you put out an atmosphere. And then you see people that were noble people, but yet you were always glad to get away from them. It's just they create such an atmosphere around where you are. Nothing against them. They're nice people, but you just don't like that atmosphere they're in. And their character creates whatever they are, makes them what they are.
-11 AWAKENING JESUS 63-0117 And we create our atmosphere around us, each one of us. You've been with people that were nice people, but you just couldn't hardly be around them. Then you've been with other people that you just loved to be around them. You create that atmosphere. And, oh, wouldn't you have loved to have been around Jesus just a little? Wonderful! See what that atmosphere He created would have been. I imagine it was just one great big bundle of love, and respects, and godly fear.
51 IS YOUR LIFE WORTHY V-5 N-5 63-0630 They create that atmosphere by the life they live, the way they talk, their conversation. And the things that you think on, the things that you do, the actions, the things you talk about creates an atmosphere...
9-1 TOKEN THE V-2 N-19 63-0901M They was applying the token. Amen. That's it. Get ready. Apply it. Believe it. Clean up. Let your children, let your family, let your loved ones see it in you. That's right. It'll take effect. Yes, sir. Then apply the Token in prayer with--with--with consideration, with believing. Apply it with such love and so forth, you know it's--it's going to take place. That's all. Apply it in confidence, believing it's going to help. When you talk to that child, when you talk to your husband, talk to your wife, talk to this loved one, believe that it's going to help, and stand there and say, "Lord, I've claimed them; they're mine. I'm getting them for You, Lord." Apply it, create that atmosphere around you, that they'll just drop right into it. See? Oh, you are--you are--if you've got the Token, you create a spirit around you of power, that when you walk, people know that you're a Christian. They love for you to say something to them. They believe your word; what you say, they hold on to it. See? That is it. Apply the Token; then walk with it. Claim your household. You must do it now. This is evening time.
MALACHI 3:16 - 18 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard [it], and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
IDENTIFICATION 63-0123 that atmosphere they're in. And their character, creates whatever they are, makes them what they are.
PHILIPPIANS 4: 4 - 9. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Is He not Here? Did He keep His promise?