I Thessalonians 5:23 - “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Man is a Triune being composed of body, soul and spirit.
Believers of the End-Time Message know that after the seven-sealed Book of Revelation 5 was revealed to God’s end-time prophet William Marrion Branham in 1963, he has taught us the correct placement of these three realms of man in their proper order. First is the outside body, which is composed of five senses – see, hear, taste, smell and feel. Then inside of that body comes next, is the spirit, which also has five inlets – memory, conscience, reasoning, imagination and affection. And then the central realm of man is the soul, which is also the innermost being of man. The soul has only two faculties – it is either controlled by faith or doubt, by God or by Satan.
THE SOUL – MAN’S CONTROL TOWER
In the following sermons, Brother Branham explained to us that the soul is man’s control tower:
“That little inside of the inside, that's where you start, which is your soul; then come from that, you're a spirit; and then you become a living being. Now, the living being has five senses, to contact; the second has five senses. That's the outside body: see, taste, feel, smell, and hear. The inside body has love and conscience, and so forth, five senses. But the inside of the inside, the control tower, it's either God or Satan. (POWER.OF.TRANSFORMATION_ PRESCOTT.AZ V-17 N-1 SUNDAY_ 65-1031M)
“That's the guidepost. That's the control tower, the inside of the inside. The soul controls the spirit, the spirit controls the body.” (WORKS.IS.FAITH.EXPRESSED_ SHREVEPORT.LA V-7 N-1 FRIDAY_ 65-1126)
“And last Sunday when we was going into those cycles, about how that the five senses on the outer realm. That's the inlet, five senses to the body. There's only one way you can get into the body, that's by those five senses: see, taste, feel, smell, and hear. There's no other way to contact the body. On the inside of that man is a man called spirit, and he has five senses: Think--thought, and thought, and love, and conscience, and so forth. Now, you can't think with your body. You think with your mind. But down on the inside of that, next realm, the third realm, is the soul; and that's predestinated by God. There is where the real seed-germ lays, is in there.” (CHRIST.IS.REVEALED.IN.HIS.OWN.WORD_ JEFF.IN V-4 N-10 SUNDAY_ 65-0822M)
A man is made up in the system of a tabernacle: in the outer courts, then holy place, and the holiest of holies; the Shekinah glory on the inside, the veil. (THE.MESSIAH_ SHREVEPORT.LA TUESDAY_ 61-0117)
soul, good or bad, death doesn't change it... What is a soul?
It's you. You are a soul. The part inside of you. And when you die,
ever what shape that soul's in, that's the way it goes. It goes to its destination.
You couldn't pull it up no matter how much you'd do for it; that soul's got
to be changed here, born again.
The soul, now remember, good or bad, death doesn't have one thing to do with it. Death just takes it to its destination. You hear it? And if you still got the world and the love of the world in it, it'll die with you, 'cause the world must die. God's condemned the world; that's the world order. God has condemned it and it's got to die. And if that world's in you, you'll die with that world. My, I don't see how it could be any plainer. See? And if it's good, borned of God, it has to go to God. If it's of the world, it'll remain to perish with the world. If it's of God, it'll live with God, educated or not educated. Educated or illiterate, if the world is still there, it must die. And if the world is in your soul, and your desire is of the things of the world, you'll perish with the world. That's clear, isn't it?” (YOU.MUST.BE.BORN.AGAIN.title JEFF.IN V-11 N-5 61-1231M)
The soul is the nature of the spirit. Whatever you are in your spirit shows where your influence is coming from. Your influence can either come from above or from beneath.
“Just below the regions of mortal beings lays the realm of demon power; below that--just above that lays the souls of the unjust; below it lays the very domain of Satan: hell. Then just above us lays the Holy Spirit; then under the Altar lays the souls of the just men; the next is God Himself. One going downward, one going upward; the two spirits are here on earth, influencing the people of this earth.” (ENTOMBMENT.title JEFF.IN ER 55-72 57-0420)
”Natural astronaut is... has something to control him. When the astronaut is in the air, he has something backwards here, back down here on the earth, that controls him. It's called radar. That radar moves him around, shows where he's at, tells what he's doing. And that radar controls him from a radar tower, here on earth. That's the natural astronaut.
So the spiritual astronaut has a control Power, has a control tower, too. It's not down here, like man is. It's up There. And it's the Holy Ghost that's in him, that's controlling him, a tower of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. It's under control, keeps him in control by the Word; not in a bunch of fanaticism, some whooped up nonsense; but, THUS SAITH THE LORD, and it happens. It's always under control. He's got a control tower, that's the Holy Ghost. And the Word is His program, and he lays right into that program. And the power of the Holy Ghost endows him to move out, and it brings the achievement that God wants to be achieved for His people, that it might fulfill what He promised.” (COUNTDOWN_ BAKF.CA V-22 N-9 SUNDAY_ 64-0209)
”Now we find, God gives the control tower to you, to give to you the things that you need. Now, the control tower in you is what directs you. And this thirst runs in on this control tower, and tells you what you have need of, spiritually speaking. The control tower in the body, and in the soul, also. There is a control tower in the body, that tells you the need that's needed in your body, and it's brought to you by thirst. Also, there is a control tower in your soul, that tells you the spiritual things that you have need of, something in your spirit, and, and you by this can tell what kind of a life is controlling you.” (THIRST_ TUCSON.AZ V-16 N-6 SUNDAY_ 65-0919)
THE SOUL DWELLS IN THE HEART OF MAN
”And about six weeks ago, I was in Chicago, and a great line on the front page, where science has found that in the human heart, in the center of the human heart, is a little compartment where even a corpuscle or blood cell never touches. The animal life hasn't got it, but the human has got it. And science says, "It's the occupation of the soul." (THE.WATERS.OF.SEPARATION_ MACON.GA MONDAY_ 55-0606)
Right down in the heart, in the center of the heart, there's a little compartment where there's not even a blood cell in it. It's not in the animal heart, only in the human heart. And they say, it's the occupation, or the occupant of the soul. The soul lives in the heart. Then after all, God was right, when He said, "As a man thinketh in his heart.” (THE.INTER.VEIL_ STURGIS.MI SATURDAY_ 56-0121)
So after all, a man believes in his heart. You think with your mind, but you believe with your heart… God stays on the control tower in your heart, controls your emotions, controls your faith, controls all you are. When God comes into the heart, He takes over… Man's always trying to achieve something by his head. He's supposed to achieve, but by his heart. That's the control tower where God controls him, and directs his thoughts, directs his walks, directs his emotions… All the rest of your body belonged to you, but that heart belongs to God. That God made Himself a little room in there, so He could set in the controlling tower that He could guide you.. . Now, that is the way you accepted Jesus. When He's knocking at your heart He wants to come in to be your Lord. "Lord" means "rulership." He comes into your heart, knowing that He made that heart for Himself. All the rest of the body you can have, but the heart is the control tower and He wants to come to this heart, so He can lead you, be a Lord. (EXPECTATION_ SHAWANO.WI SATURDAY_ 55-1001)
"Here is a human heart, and here is a human heart. Now, this one over here has a snake in it; that's sin. Here he has is life. This one over here has a Dove in it, which is the Holy Spirit. Here he has a life. Well, this one here he has malice, hatred, envy. That's what's causing it: this fellow here. Well, this one over here has love, and joy, and long-suffering, and that's what does it down here. (FUTURE.HOME.title JEFF.IN V-3 N-5 64-0802)
The devil chose man’s head for his control tower and gave him the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. But God chose a man's heart for His control tower and gives him the Tree of Life. The devil makes man see things and look through his eyes. But God in man’s heart makes him believe things that he cannot see. Faith is the evidence of thing not seen. In the heart of man is the throne of God. Satan took the eye, a man's head, to control him by his head. But God took his heart.
SIN MARRED THAT SOUL
“And after this man sinned, he marred that soul. Blackness, darkness come into it. And then God came down and lived in man, suffered with man, and redeemed man; and the Holy Spirit comes into man and drives that blackness and sin away for him, and brings it back into perfect fellowship, a part of God. And now, we, by the Blood of Christ, Who cleanses us from sin, we become sons and daughters of God.” (WHO.IS.GOD_ CLEVELAND.OH TUESDAY_ 50-0815)
“When God made man, He made him thus; for He made this little certain compartment in the man for His own throne, His control tower. God wants to lead man, but man wants to lead himself. Therefore there is a war constantly. The man wants to go after what he sees with his eyes. That's where he's deceived. That's where Satan deceived Eve, by what she could see; the fruit was pleasant to the eye. But it was death to the soul.” (LOOKING.AT.THE.UNSEEN.title LA.CA 59-0410)
“Your soul is part of God, a attribute of God, displayed here on earth in a body. The body is to be redeemed. Now, the soul is redeemed, because it was in sin. So God come down, by a process of justification, sanctification, baptism of the Holy Ghost, and redeemed your soul. And you, being part of the earth, it's redeemed by it. You're in the process now. It's growing on. Your body was justified under Noah's baptism. Amen! And, your flesh, when It dropped upon there. And the earth is to be cleansed by Fire, the place where you'll live, with the baptism of the Holy Ghost; a dwelling Place for Christ and His Bride, the New Jerusalem.” (THE.FUTURE.HOME.OF.THE.HEAVENLY.BRIDEGROOM.AND.THE.EARTHLY.BRIDE_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-5 SUNDAY_ 64-0802)
3: 23- For ALL have sinned, and come short of the
glory of God.
I JOHN 1:8-10 - If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and his Word is not in us.
21, 26, 27:
4 “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
27 Again, when the wicked [man] turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.”
THE NEW BIRTH IS REQUIRED
“Except a man be born again, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:3)
"It's essential that we must be baptized. Jesus give this statement in St. Matthew, or St. Mark 16; He said, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel; he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved." And when He was talking to Nicodemus, He said, "Except a man be born of water and Spirit he will in nowise enter the Kingdom." It must be baptized. I believe in immersing, in the baptism, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to be raised again in newness of life, to walk after the commandments of God." (QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.title JEFF.IN COD 54-0103M)
"Now, when you come to the age of accountability, and you know what's wrong and right, you're supposed to turn from your wrong. Because you're born in sin, shaped in iniquity, come to the world speaking lies, that you're--you're actually born as a sexual desire, and then you must be borned again in order to receive a new birth to enter into Heaven." (WHY.ARE.WE.NOT.A.DENOMINATION?.title JEFF.IN V-11 N-7 58-0927)
"Yes, to be born again you must go through a process of death; everything does. You take a grain of corn; if that corn ever expects to live again, it's got to die first. If a grain of wheat ever expects to live again, it's totally impossible for... That corn, that wheat, that flower, that tree, that grass, that vegetable, everything that expects to live again must die first. Then how you going to escape it? You got to die first. You got to die. Die how? To yourself, die to everything, so that you can be born again. You've got to do that. If you don't die, you can never live again… First, to die, in order to be born again... And if you still got the things of the world in you, you're not born again. And how you going to claim to be born again and still with the things of the world hanging on you? See? How can you do it?" (YOU.MUST.BE.BORN.AGAIN.title JEFF.IN V-11 N-5 61-1231M)
you must be borned again. And when you're born again, you can't be born again
without having faith. That's right. So, you see on my chart here,
I got the very foundation. Faith is the foundation of all of it. For without
faith it's impossible to please God: "He that cometh to God must believe
that He is, and a Rewarder of those that diligently seek Him." See? He
must be. And when you are a skeptic of the Bible, when you're skeptic of the
Word being right, you just might as well stay back until first you believe
What is sin? Unbelief. There's only two elements that controls the human being. That's either doubt or faith, one or the other. You're possessed of one that dominates your life. Just depends on how much faith you have, how high you can rise. But first it's got to be faith." (STATURE.OF.A.PERFECT.MAN.title JEFF.IN V-2 N-18 62-1014M)
"You must be born again. Everything has to die away. All your theology, all your thinking, all you ever was or ever expect to be, your life and everything else dies away. And then the Holy Spirit comes in. That's when you take off hats, shoes, stand before God. "Nothing in my arms I bring, simply to thy cross I cling." That's where Moses had to come, where he could obey what God said do: the Burning Bush Conference. Then God said, "I'll show you My glory now," after he was willing to go." (CONFERENCES.title TUCSON.AZ 63-0608)
said, "You must be born again," that don't mean jump up-and-down
at the altar. That don't mean walk back there, and shake hands with the pastor.
That don't mean all this foolishness that we've seen done. It don't mean putting
your name on a church book. It means death to your first being, and
life to the second being. It means that the Blood has been applied,
and you're identified by the Life of Jesus Christ. And if He be the Vine,
and we be the branches, the Life that's in the branch is in the--also from
the Vine. It'll bear the fruit."
(TOKEN.THE.title BAKF.CA V-22 N-8 64-0208)
"To be born of the Spirit is to believe and obey the teaching of the Bible by the Holy Ghost. And a man that's born of the Spirit will obey God's Word regardless of what any tradition tells him. To be born again means to be birthed from above… To be borned of the Spirit is to believe and behave yourself in the Spirit, is to understand and believe with your heart that Jesus is Christ and This is His Word, that no other words can be added to It or taken away from It without your name taken out of the Book of Life." (WHY.AGAINST.ORGANIZED.RELIGION.title JEFF.IN V-12 N-1 62-1111E)
" And your character will not mix with the world, if you are being molded in the form of God, by letting the mind that was in Christ be in you. That's the control tower, the direction." (IDENTIFICATION_ TULARE.CA V-22 N-14 SUNDAY_ 64-0216)
A soul that has undergone the process of the New Birth is under the control of God and will always believe God’s Word by faith. A soul that is unregenerated is under the control of Satan and will always doubt God’s Word and reject it in favor of man-made ideas, creeds, philosophies, traditions, dogmas and intellectual conceptions of men.
Ezekiel 36:26-27 - "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do [them]".
“The NATURE of your SOUL is--is God, IF you're BORN AGAIN. IF it's NOT, it's of the world.” (SOULS.IN.PRISON.NOW.title JEFF.IN. V-2 N-22 63-1110M)
WAR OF THE FLESH VERSUS THE SPIRIT
is a control tower of the soul, and one for the body, and each tower is a
warning caller for the needs of the other. Each one calls to the
need for what the caller is calling for, it sends out a wave of warning. For
instance, the flesh thirst to satisfy the desires that's in the body,
and the spirit desires for the things that's in the soul, desire
is, and many times these war one against the other. We find there, what's
a great trouble today, that too many people try to live between those two
desires. For, one of them desires the things of the earth, the other desires
the things of Heaven.
Like Paul said, describes it in Romans 7:21, "When I would do good, then evil is nigh." When you try, did you ever have that in experience, Christians? That when you're trying to do something that's worth-while, go to make an effort to do something that's good, then you find out that there is the Devil, on every hand, just to upset you. That when you are starting to do something, and there is something always trying to upset you in doing it, do it anyhow. That's the Devil there, trying to keep you from doing what's right. When they find out that they're trying to do something, and everything is just blocking it off on both sides, they say, "It might not been the will of the Lord." See? Now don't let the Devil lie to you like that.
The first thing, is find out whether it's the will of God, or not. And then if you want to know whether it's the will of God, look into the Bible. There is the thing that sets you straight, is the Word of God; and then if you see it's in the Word of God, for you to do it.” (THIRST_ TUCSON.AZ V-16 N-6 SUNDAY_ 65-0919)
God wants to lead man, but man wants to lead himself. Therefore, there is a war constantly. The outer man wants to go after what he sees with his eyes (bodily senses). But the inward man loves to do things pertaining to the Spirit of God.
"For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that [it is] good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [how] to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin."
“And as long as you're in this life, you're going to be sticky and have a “carnal nature” that's going to bother you as long as you live; but the inside of you, you're borned again.” (QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.title JEFF.IN COD 64-0830E)
"You'll make mistakes; you'll fall; you'll willfully do wrong. You'll go out sometime and do things; that don't mean that you're lost; that means that you're going to get correction. My little boy, lots of times... My children will do things, your does too, that you--they know that's against your--your rules. And they know what to expect when they do it: they're going to get a whipping for it, sometimes a good one. But it's still your child, certainly. It's impossible for that man to ever be gone again, that's once been born of Eternal Life. God's not a Indian giver. "He that heareth My Words, and believeth on Him that sent Me, has Everlasting Life and shall never come to the judgment, but's passed from death unto Life. And I'll raise him up at the last days." That's God's promise." ( HEBREWS.CHAPTER.6.AND.7..title JEFF.IN HEB 57-0915M)
"Somebody told me he had one, one time was converted, received the Holy Ghost, and he said to him, "How you getting along?"
He said, "Pretty good and pretty bad."
He said, "Well, how do you mean pretty bad and pretty good?"
He said, "Well, since me receive the Holy Ghost," he said, "there's been two dogs in me, and one of them a black dog and one of them a white dog." And said, "They argue all the time." Said, "They growl and fight at one another." And said, "The white dog wants me do good; the black dog wants me do bad."
Said, "Well, Chief, which one of them wins the fight?"
Said, "That depends on which one Chief feeds the most." So I think that's a good answer here. See? There just depends on the warring of the body that's in you; it depends on which one you cater to, which nature you cater to, the carnal nature after the things of the world, or the spiritual nature after the things of God. That does it." ( QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.title JEFF.IN COD 64-0830E )
“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace. Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."
THE PHYSICAL BODY
"There is a NATURAL body, and there is a SPIRITUAL body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening Spirit. The first man [is] of the earth, EARTHY: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven. As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the HEAVENLY, such [are] THEY also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the IMAGE of the heavenly."
" For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven".
" [There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another."
But we know that we're animal life. We're plant life out of the earth. As I was saying the other day at our dear sister's funeral, we are a bunch of sixteen elements of the earth of cosmic light, and petroleums, and things put together. We were here when God spoke and said, "Let there be." Our bodies were. (JOSEPH.MEETING.HIS.BRETHREN.title JEFF.IN 56-1230)
The body is the flesh that you look at that must rot. It was born by sexual desire of father and mother. It must rot. It's no good. Therefore in the new birth, in the resurrection when--when you're brought forth again in a new body, it'll be God's creative power that'll speak like He did to Adam and you'll come forth. (QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.title JEFF.IN COD 59-0628E)
Let's take before there in the beginning of the world. Now, the lily come from the earth, so did you. If that be so, then we were here; our bodies were on the earth before there was any life here. We are made of sixteen different elements of the earth. That's potash, calcium, petroleum, cosmic light, and so forth, and held together by atoms: sixteen elements of the earth. Then, if that is so, which is scientifically so, then we really... Our bodies were laying spread out on this earth before there was any type of life on the earth. Potash, calcium, petroleum, and cosmic light was here at the creation. As the volcanic was thrown out, they tell us, that bursted and formed the materials of the earth and so forth, was, it just a burning brimstones as it was Satan's procession as he walked up-and-down the fiery brimstone of the earth. And then when God cooled it off and set it over there in His great mind, He had something in His mind that He was going to do. (WHAT.DOES.TAKE.MAKE.CHRISTIAN.LIFE.title CHICAGO.IL 57-0113)
Did you ever notice a little baby when it's born, its little muscles twitching and jerking? But when it comes to the earth, it receives a spirit, and then it becomes a living soul. And as soon as the soul goes back from that little body, there's another one waiting for it. See? Because, first, God makes the soul and spirit; it just goes to the bodies. And--and when we leave here, we only change dwelling places and go to another one. "For if this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting." So that's our consolation. (IT.BECOMETH.US.TO.FULFILL.title JEFF.IN V-15 N-4 61-1001M)
It's just like
a little baby. When a little baby is conceived in the mother's womb, it's
just flesh and blood, jumping, quivering. But as soon as it's born, you don't
see it, but there's a spirit and soul hanging near that mother to come into
that baby just as soon as it's born. Just as soon as that baby is
born, God has created a soul and created a spirit to be in that baby just
as soon as it's born into this world. That little baby becomes matured,
and it begins to learn; then it becomes a living soul when it knows what's
right and wrong. Then it's got, just like Adam and Eve, set before a tree
of right and wrong. It makes its choice. And then it becomes intelligent.
It's growing all the time in God's great economy.
And finally it comes down to the end of the road, for this physical body. And just as this body is deteriorating and going away, there is one being prepared to receive it. Just as soon as it leaves here, this soul that's in us now and this spirit leaves this body and goes to another, a young one, a good one, a better one, a one that won't get old, or one that won't pass away. (COMFORTER.THE.title JEFF.IN V-15 N-5 61-1001E)
Now, remember, the Bible said, "If this earthly tabernacle of our dwelling, if it perish (be dissolved) we have one already waiting." Just as a little baby, it's little muscles in the mother are twisting and turning and... But just... See? And you notice, you can take a woman, if she is ever so foul, but when she's become a mother, a little while before that baby's born, there's a kindness about the woman. Get around her. There's always something. She's more tender. Why? There's a little angel spirit waiting to receive that natural body. Just as soon as it's born, the breath of life comes into it; and God breathes it in there, and it becomes a living soul. Now, just as this baby is being born, then the spiritual body is there to receive it. And now, when this body is dropped here in this earth, like the baby's dropped, also there is a immortal body waiting to receive the spirit back into itself again. Oh, what a great thing. We are--we are now in Christ Jesus (Amen.), babies, babes in Christ, children of God, waiting for the full deliverance at the coming of our Lord Jesus the--to receive us up unto Hisself, when the body, this mortal will take on immortality. (THINGS.THAT.ARE.TO.BE.title RIALTO.CA V-4 N-6 65-1205)
In Genesis 2, there was no man to till the soil, and God made man out of the dust of the earth, not in His image, but in the image of animal life. And he put the spirit of man in this animal man here, and he become a living soul. Now, that's the difference between a man and the animal. The animal don't build automobiles, and he doesn't do things like that to help his living and so forth like that. He's an animal, dumb brute; he hasn't got a soul. He can't read and write; he can't talk, speak; he's a dumb brute. But a man is in flesh like a brute, but he's got a soul of God in him what makes him immortal. And he can invent, look what he can do. He's on--almost on the equal with God, because he's a son of God; even in his fallen estate he's wonderful. Look at him. See? That's it.(QA.IMAGE.OF.THE.BEAST.title JEFF.IN 54-0515)
We're taught that our bodies come from the earth. We're made of sixteen different elements. That's petroleum, cosmic light, and oh, potash, and calcium, and so forth, sixteen different elements. That's the body. How do we get it built up like this? We eat food. Every day when we put in food, something died. If you eat today, something had to die so you could live. Every time... Because you're living, something dies because you live. If you eat beef, the cow died. If you eat mutton, the sheep died. If you eat fish, the fish died. If you eat bread, the wheat died. If you eat potatoes, potato died. If you beans, the beans died. Whatever it is, it's a life. And we can only live by dead substance. (WHY.SOME.PEOPLE.CAN'T.KEEP.VICTORY.title OAKLAND.CA 57-0324)
We are living by dead substance, that's the only way you can live. And if something has to die every day so you live natural, then isn't it true that if your--your body has to live by dead substance for natural life, then you've got to have something die spiritually to save your spiritual life. And God became material, flesh, and died that we might live. There's no church, no other thing in the world can save you but God. That's the only thing that they live by. (ANOINTED.ONES.AT.END.TIME.title JEFF.IN V-5 N-3 65-0725M)
THE SIXTEEN ELEMENTS OF MAN - 1.Calcium, 2.Chromium, 3.Copper, 4.Iodine, 5.iron, 6.Magnesium, 7. Manganese, 8.Phosphorus, 9.Pottasium, 10.Selenium, 11.Zinc, 12.Molybdenium, 13.Flouride, 14.Oxygen, 15.Hydrogen, 16. Sulfur
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
"Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world."
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."
THE BELIEVER’S SOUL IS ETERNAL
"But the MAIN THING, now, is to THE SOUL WHICH WILL NEVER DIE. The body will die, but the SOUL WILL NEVER DIE, and we must keep that level with God". (The Church and Its Condition/pp. 4)
"It is NOT this outside see, taste, feel, smell and hear. It isn't. It's subject to death and will die. But the INSIDE PART OF YOU, down in here, INSIDE, that is the PERSON THAT CANNOT DIE. See? And that's the PERSON that the NEW LIFE STARTS FROM, from this NEW BIRTH; and IT BUILDS ANOTHER PERSON YOU ARE, around that life. You get it?" (C.O.D. pp. 1114/par 248).
"If you got Eternal Life you always was. See?... Anything that was eternal never did begin and cannot end. So you were only in His thinking: your name, who you are, and what you are. That's the only way you could ever have Eternal Life, 'cause you always was." (WHEN.THEIR.EYES.WERE.OPENED BEAUMONT.TX 64-0312)
“Because I was born of Charles and Ella Branham. In their nature I was a sinner; I came to the world, a liar, and all the habits of the world laid right in me. But down in there too, was another nature present (See?), predestinated, was in there by God. In this same body (See?) two natures in there. Well, I only catered to one. As it growed, I gooed as a baby, "Da-da." First thing you know, I become a liar, become everything else that's a sinner, because I raised up that way. BUT DOWN IN THERE was a little speck of LIFE ALL THE TIME.” (COMMUNION.title TUCSON.AZ V-8 N-4 65-1212
"The Bible said that if that SOUL WON'T DO as He did said do, He will even destroy that soul. BUT you see, HE CAN'T DESTROY HIMSELF and REMAIN GOD. So if that SOUL is of the world, it has to be destroyed. BUT IF IT'S ETERNAL WITH GOD, IT NEVER DID BEGIN because it's part of God; IT CAN NEVER BE DESTROYED. AMEN! The Church ought to see that!" (The Future Home/pp. 41)
But your souls were made up before the foundation of the world when God created man in His Own image: spirit of man; not a man in His Own image, but man in His Own image. See? And then He made them male and female before He ever had a man in the dust of the earth...He moved down into the earth and how that He made man in His image, and then God turned around and was made in the image of man to redeem man.” (DEMONOLOGY.PHYSICAL.REALM_ CONNERSVILLE.IN 53-0608A)
You never sinned in the first place. God don't even know... It's in the sea of forgetfulness. You never did it. You were accused of it by the accuser; but really from the beginning you were predestinated to be a son or daughter of God. You're standing there washed, and your old book of divorcement's put away and is dead, absolutely out of existence even in the mind of God. You are the virtuous Bride of Christ, washed in the Blood of Christ: precious, virtuous, sinless, Son of God standing with a pure, unadulterated Bride Word that He washed by the Water of His own Blood that become flesh and manifested that He might take you, which were predestinated in the bosom of the Father before the beginning, the same as He was... (INVISIBLE.UNION.OF.THE.BRIDE.title SHP.LA V-2 N-15 65-1125)
"Whosoever is BORN of God doth NOT commit SIN; for his SEED remaineth in him: and he cannot SIN, because he is BORN of GOD."
did you come to do this? You were deceived into it by your first
marriage--to your adulteress parent Eve. It's no fault of your own.
By your natural birth, you come after Eve, who committed adultery. That's
the reason you was born an adulternous. You were a sinner to begin with. That's
right. You was deceived into it. You had no... No, it ain't your fault.
You never did it, because that little Germ that was in you, was to be you
before the foundation of the world. God put your name in the Lamb's
Book of Life. (INVISIBLE.UNION.OF.THE.BRIDE.title
SHP.LA V-2 N-15 65-1125)
What did He redeem? He redeemed your soul from hell. He redeemed and brought back everything that Adam lost, when he put you in the pawn shop. Jesus Christ, on Calvary was your Kinsman Redeemer that redeemed you from every curse of the devil. He redeems your soul. He redeems your sick body. He redeems your weary, dreary spirit. He brought you happiness. He brought you joy. He brought you... That's what the redemption brought you, brought you peace, long-suffering, goodness, gentleness, meekness, power, the Holy Spirit, brought you Divine healing. All these things Jesus Christ brought to you, because He was our Kinsman Redeemer. (REDEEMER.REDEMPTION_ SAN.FERNANDO.CA SATURDAY_ 55-1119)
Well, if God saved you here, knowing He was going to lose you down there, He defeats His own purpose.. He can't lose you. He might have to take you off the earth because of your sin, like the man in the Bible, who was living with his own mother, and they turned him over to the devil for the destruction of the flesh that the soul might be saved. But He can't lose you. You're His. Before the world begin, He ordained you to Eternal Life. And it's the devil trying to cheat you out of it. Call him a liar. Jesus Christ, Jehovah-Jireh, has provided a place for you. Go get it. Live happy. God bless you. (JEHOVAH.JIREH_ EDMONTON.AB. SATURDAY_ 57-0810)
ON THE SOUL:
1 PETER 1:22 – "Seeing that YE HAVE PURIFIED YOUR SOULS in obeying the TRUTH through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently."
HEBREWS 10:39 – "But WE are NOT of them who draw back unto perdition; but of THEM that BELIEVE to the SAVING of the SOUL."
JAMES 5:20 – "Let him know, that he which CONVERTETH the SINNER from the ERROR of his way SHALL SAVE A SOUL FROM DEATH, and shall hide a multitude of sins."
JAMES 1:21 – "Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted Word, WHICH IS ABLE TO SAVE YOUR SOULS."
PSALMS 41:4 – "I said, LORD, be merciful unto me; HEAL MY SOUL, for I have sinned against Thee."
PSALMS 56:13 - "For thou hast DELIVERED my SOUL FROM DEATH: [wilt] not [thou deliver] my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?"
18:4 – " the SOUL that SINNETH, it shall DIE…"
(Read on to verses 27-28)- "Again, when the wicked man TURNETH AWAY FROM
HIS WICKEDNESS that he hath committed HE SHALL SAVE his SOUL ALIVE. Because
he considereth, and turneth AWAY from ALL his TRANSGRESSIONS that he hath
committed, HE SHALL SURELY LIVE, he shall NOT DIE."
“Unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.”
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
And no one can preach salvation without preaching Divine healing. See? You can't preach redemption of the soul without preaching redemption of the body. See, when you can't deal with sin in any measure, 'less you deal with sickness and every attribute. Sickness is the results of sin. Sickness is an attribute of sin. (HEAR.YE.HIM_ PARKERSBURG.WV SATURDAY_ 56-1215)
Now, Lord, but for the greatest of all healing! If You heal their physical body from cancer, TB, pneumonia, something, they'll get sick again, no doubt, if they live very long, for their body is still under sin , the curse. But let them get the--the real Divine healing, the healing of the soul , which makes a new creature, passes from death unto Life, and then waiting in this old tabernacle for the redemption of the body after the soul has been redeemed . Grant it, Lord. (THE.GOD.OF.THIS.EVIL.AGE_ JEFF.IN V-4 N-9 SUNDAY_ 65-0801M)
THEOPHANY - OUR CELESTIAL BODY
"For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven".
"They call it a theophany, that when we leave here we go in somewhere else. Whatever it may be, I take the apostle's Word, when he said, "If this earthly tabernacle or dwelling place be dissolved, we have one already waiting to move from this into that." ( ENTOMBMENT.title JEFF.IN ER 55-72 57-0420)
And the Logos, which was the Son of God went out, created by these great fountains of purity, God, as those Spirits went out, and it created the Logos. And it was a body. It was in the form of what we are now, which is called in the clergy way of speaking it, a theophany. It's a body that doesn't have a spirit in it. It's a body that's waiting for you Christians. As soon as the life leaves this, you go into that body. When this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting, a theophany. (THIRSTING.FOR.LIFE.title CHICAGO.IL 57-0630)
Theophany is a human body that's glorified, not exactly with flesh and blood like it will be in it's glorified stage, but it is of a form of a human body that doesn't eat, neither does it drink, but it's--it's a body, a body that's waiting for us as soon as we leave this one. Now, in there, we enter into that body. And that's the kind of body that God was. For He said, "Let Us make man in Our own image and in our likeness." Now, when man become into that body, he had control of all the fishes, and fowls, and--and beasts of the field. And then there was no man to till the soil (Genesis 2). He done made male and female, but there was no man to till the soil. Then God made man out of the dust of the earth. He give him a hand like a--like a chimpanzee, give him a foot like a bear. He give him... He made him on the image... And this earthly body is in the image of animal life, and it's made out of the same kind of material. Your body's made just the same kind of material as a horse, or a dog, or anything like that. It's made out of calcium, potash, petroleum, cosmic light. You're just no... All flesh like that is... Not the same flesh, it's different flesh, but it's made out of the dust of the earth where it come from. But the difference between an animal and a man, God put a soul in a man and He didn't put it in the animal, because the soul that was in the man is that theophany.” (HEBREWS.CHAPTER.2.PART.3.title JEFF.IN HEB 57-0828)
When Jesus was manifested in the Old Testament in a theophany, in the Person of Melchisedec, not a priesthood, but the Person, the Man... See? For this Man had yet not been born, but He was in a theophany so He had no father, no mother. He was God Himself. He was manifested in the form of a Man called King of Salem, which is King of Peace and King of Righteousness. See? He was Melchisedec. He had neither father nor mother, beginning of days of ending of life. See? It was Jesus in a theophany in the form of a man. Could you go that? All right. (CHRIST.REVEALED.IN.HIS.OWN.WORD.title JEFF.IN V-4 N-10 65-0822M)
In the beginning
God was a Spirit. And all the fountain of goodness and mercy and power, and
all the good things of love, God was the center of that fountain. And
then the Logos that went out of God in the beginning become what we would
call a theophany, or a--a supernatural body. God is just not like
the air, but He's in a body. Moses seen Him pass and said it looked like the
back part of a man, and so forth. And then that same theophany was made flesh
and dwelled among us. And we beheld Him, the only begotten of the Father,
(WE.WOULD.SEE.JESUS.title SASKATOON.SK 57-0516)
And then out of the existence of the Father went the Logos which was the Son, which was the theophany, which was the body of the great Jehovah God went forth in a celestial Body. That's the Logos. The Word spoke out of them great Fountains of Life and went forth. And there was the theophany, which was God made into Word. Then that theophany was made flesh in the Person Christ Jesus. And then all the fullness of the Trinity dwelt in Him, both Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, all in that. And that's the very way we go, plumb back to the original beginning of God. There we are borned again not of flesh, borned again not of blood, but borned again by the Spirit. And in that eternal Spirit of love and honesty comes down to make Its place in us. And then when we die from this life, we go into the body which... If this earthly tabernacle is dissolved, we have a theophany to go into, a body celestial. Then at the coming of the Lord Jesus, this body is picked from the earth again and made in a glorified state to live in His Presence forever. Then all the perversion, all the things that was in--in the perversion all goes out of existence. (LIFE.title JEFF.IN 57-0602)
When a baby is being--a baby is being formed in a womb of a mother, soon as it's put there... See, see? But first it's a spirit. As that spirit begins to take on flesh, a little germ of life begins to take on flesh, and as soon as it drops from its... Now, in the womb, it's a little, quivering, jerking muscles. We know that. That's cells. Just like you take a horse hair and put it in the water, it'll cap over and it'll move, and you touch it and it'll jump. That's the way a baby is. But as soon as it's borned in this world and breathes its first breath, it becomes a living soul. See? Because as soon as the earthly body is born into the world, there's a celestial body, or a spiritual body, to take ahold of it. And as soon as this natural body is dropped, there is a heavenly tabernacle waiting for it: "If this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, there is a heavenly tabernacle waiting for it." Just as soon as--as the baby's dropped into the earth in flesh, there's a spiritual body waiting to receive it. And as soon as the spiritual body--the natural body is dissolved, there's a spiritual body waiting yonder (See?), a theophany we call it (See?), a theophany.(QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.title JEFF.IN COD 61-0112)
Then after you recognize the very Word of God was Eagle Food, then you left the other thing. You've then been formed into the living image of the living God. You heard from your theophany. "If this earthly body be dissolved, we have one waiting." (WHO.IS.THIS.MELCHISEDEC.title JEFF.IN V-5 N-10 65-0221E)
“But you bypassed the theophany and become flesh-man to be tempted by sin. And then "if this earthly tabernacle is dissolved, we have one already waiting." We have not yet the bodies. But look, when this body receives the Spirit of God, the Immortal Life inside of you, it throws this body in subjection to God.” (WHO.IS.THIS.MELCHISEDEC.title JEFF.IN V-5 N-10 65-0221E )
“The theophany comes to the earth to pick up the redeemed body. And if you're here in the air, you take the body to meet the theophany (there you are), and caught up and go to meet the Lord in the air.” (WHO.IS.THIS.MELCHISEDEC.title JEFF.IN V-5 N-10 65-0221E)
“But then when that body, a kind of a celestial body, when it returns back to the earth, it picks up the substance that it once lived in and then, it becomes a glorified body. That body is the one that we'll see the Lord Jesus in His resurrected body.” (HEAR.HIS.VOICE.title JEFF.IN 58-1005M)
“What your celestial body is somewhere else is what you're reflecting back here. In the spirit land, what you are, is what you are here.” (QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.title JEFF.IN COD 54-0103M)
Here His body was in the grave, and his soul was in hell, preaching, alive. What about that? He was in His Theophany again. His soul was down there with those people that were in...?... theophany also, and was witnessing to them that they repented not in the long-suffering. (QA.HEBREWS.PART.2.title JEFF.IN COD 57-1002)
TRUE HOLY GHOST BAPTISM IS IN THE SOUL
People can be baptized by the Holy Ghost in the BODY realm and in the SPIRIT realm and still be lost and go to hell. People can feel the anointing of Holy Ghost (through their bodies) and shake, jump, shout, dance in the Spirit and speak in tongues and still be lost. People can cast out devils and heal the sick, and do miracles in the Spirit and still be lost just like Judas. The true Holy Ghost Baptism of the Holy Spirit rests in the SOUL realm. Unless that soul is predestinated by God, it can mimic and impersonate Christianity but still be of the devil.
Hear it from
Brother Branham Himself:
"There's many people just can't believe it, even Spirit-filled people. I'm going to give you one that'll choke you. The baptism of the Holy Ghost don't mean you're going in, not at all, not on that, don't have anything to do with your soul. That's the baptism. See? Here's the inside soul in here, that has to come from God. But then on the outside you have five senses, and five out--inlets to your contact your earthly home. The inside, you have a spirit, and in there you have five outlets: your conscience, and love, and so forth, five outlets to that spirit. Remember, in that spirit you can be baptized with the genuine Spirit of God and still be lost. It's the soul that lives; that was ordained of God. Didn't Jesus say, "Many will come to Me in that day, and say, 'Lord, haven't I cast out devils, done great and mighty works, prophesied, the great gifts of God?'"
He said, "Depart from me, you that work iniquity, I never even knew you. Many will come in that day." (MODERN.EVENTS.MADE.CLEAR.BY.PROPHECY SBD.CA V-7 N-6 65-1206)
“The Spirit can come out here and anoint you to do certain things, and you do it, but that don't mean you're saved. But think of it. Caiaphas prophesied. Judas cast out devils. See, the Spirit anointed him. There's rain falls on the just and the unjust; the weeds can rejoice with the wheat. But it's what it is at the core. There's where you can, intellectuals can accept and say, "Oh, sure, that looks good. I believe that." That still don't do it. No, sir. And the spirit can actually make witness of it, and still it isn't so. Because if that soul hasn't come from God, it can make all the impersonations out here, but it cannot be real. You can act healing; you can act like you have. You can act like you receive it. Christians can act like they're Christians, and act and be ever so good at it, but that don't mean they're saved. That's exactly right. See? The Spirit can be there, the real genuine Spirit. The Holy Spirit can anoint you; that still don't mean you're saved. It's that inside soul that never dies; it's got Eternal Life. It always was Eternal Life. See? It come from God; it goes to God; it's the soul." (WORKS.IS.FAITH.EXPRESSED.title SHREVEPORT.LA V-7 N-1 65-1126)
"But when it's directed from the inside, it throws all the rest of it together. That's the guidepost. That's the control tower, the inside of the inside. The soul controls the spirit, the spirit controls the body. So an outside whitewash don't make any difference. Them religious people back there, that Paul called "whited walls," and so forth, they were outward just every way the--a believer, and they had prophesies among them, and everything else but the inside of the inside... "The soul that disbelieveth..." That's the reason I say people can jump up and down, and speak in tongues; people can shout, lay hands on the sick, and heal the sick and so forth by faith; all these great things there by the Spirit, still be LOST. Anointed ones..." (WORKS.IS.FAITH.EXPRESSED.title SHREVEPORT.LA V-7 N-1 65-1126)
"There's only one can see it; that's the one who's predestinated to see it. Otherwise you'll never see it. The Jews cannot see that being their Messiah, and yet they were scholars and theologians, men of great renown scholarship, read the same Bible that you read. Now, after it's been made know to us, we can see it plain that was Messiah. But they couldn't see it. Neither can they see it today. They are prophesied to be blinded too." (RECOGNIZING.YOUR.DAY.title JEFF.IN V-5 N-1 64-0726M)
THE HOLY GHOST is far more DIFFERENT from being BAPTIZED WITH IT. A lot of
people just “tasted” the goodness of God but in the end they still
perished. It’s a type of Israel in the wilderness coming out from Egypt.
They have tasted the signs and wonders done by the Holy Ghost through the
ministry of Moses. They have seen the mighty works of the hand of God by sending
plagues to Egypt, they have crossed and walked over the dry Red Sea, they
ate of the Manna that fell in the wilderness from heaven, they drank from
the Rock, and have seen many many more miracles by Moses. Yet only Joshua
and Caleb was able to reach the Promised Land. All the rest of the ten spies
and their tribes perished. And today, the promise Land of today for the Christian
is the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. How many will ever get to it? "Strait
is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to eternal life, yet broad is
the way and wide is the gate that leads to destruction.."
"For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have “TASTED” of the heavenly gift, and were made PARTAKERS of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.”
"Church, that's the reason I can't take the Baptism of the Holy Ghost of crying, shaking, or speaking in tongues, or any sensation. They're all right now. See? Them--them things are all right, but the devil can impersonate that so real. But the Holy Ghost is Deity, God tabernacled in men. It's more than a sensation. It's more than speaking in tongues. It's more than shouting in the Spirit. It's more than weeping. It's more than joining church. It's God living in men, Deity, God Himself tabernacled into that person, when he can speak and it's just the same as God speaking; that's the Church of Jesus Christ." (TESTIMONY.OF.A.TRUE.WITNESS.title JEFF.IN V-15 N-6 61-1105)
"You might be able to try to say you have; you might be able to show some evidence of some emotion; but unless your life is vindicating what you're professing to have, you still haven't got It. No matter how many emotions, how much you jump, run, sensations, speaking in tongues, or shouting, or whatever you might lay it upon (which is all right, I believe in all that too.), but unless your life copes with your testimony, then you haven't got It. 'Cause the fruit of the Spirit vindicates what you are, just like the fruit of any tree tells what it is. Jesus said, "By their fruit you shall know them." (PARADOX.A.title CHICAGO.IL V-21 N-3 63-0801)
You say, "Well, I've received the Holy Ghost." That's good; that's what you should've done. But if the life isn't in there...Remember, the weed receives the same power that falls on the wheat to make it grow, makes the weed shout too. The little old weed stand right up and just as happy as the wheat is (That's right.), lives by the same life. And a sinner can stay in the Presence of God, shout the victory, and live like a Christian. But if there isn't something different in the heart... He could have the same power to cast out evil spirit. Jesus said so. He can preach the Gospel just as good as any other preacher can do. That's exactly what; Jesus said so. The Bible teaches it. Yes, sir. "Though I speak with tongue of men and angels, though I give my body to be burned as a sacrifice, I give an my goods to feed the poor, I--I have faith to move mountains, I do all these things, I preach in His Name, I cast out devils in His Name," he said, "I am nothing." So he could do it, and "nothing." Get the idea?
(STRAIT.IS.THE.GATE.title JEFF.IN CH 35-66 59-0301M)
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
"Now, what do I do, Brother Branham? Do I shout?" Not necessary. "Do I speak with tongues?" Not necessary. You can shout and speak with tongues both and still live like a--like a heathen; you still lust for women; you can still smoke and drink and everything else. I seen people speak with tongues and go right out and pull some of the dirtiest, crookedest deal I ever seen. I seen them shout and cry crocodile tears and would steal a--anything he'd get ahold of. I seen them walk out, and every girl that goes down the street, turn. Uh-huh, that's one good sign you haven't got It. That's right. But, brother, when you've passed from death unto Life, all those things become dead, and you're a new creature in Christ Jesus. If you see something wrong, you'll pray for it: "God be merciful." And if you see troubles, instead of going and tattling and trying to make it worse, you'll try to get to the person and straighten it up and quieten it right quick. That's the Spirit of God in you. If you make a mistake (You're subject to them.)... If you make a mistake, you'll correct it right quick, "Don't let the sun go down on your wrath." That's how you know you passed from death unto Life." (HEBREWS.CHAPTER.4.title JEFF.IN HEB 57-0901E)
I CORINTHIANS 13:1-3-
"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing."