Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.
1 Corinthians 6:13 (portion)
Our bodies were made for the Lord. Consider the parable of the yeast in Matthew 13:33. The kingdom is likened to measure of yeast which a woman hid in a large quantity dough until the whole lump was leavened. That little bit of something worked its way through the entire lump, changed it, and transformed it into something better. What happens when the Holy Spirit comes into us? Let us look a moment at some examples.
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
1 John 1:5-7
The verdict God brought was that men loved darkness rather than the light. They preferred to remain hidden, covered, and in the shadows. From the fall, man has chosen to hide from God at His approach, and to fashion inadequate coverings to hide his nakedness.
In God, there is no darkness at all. There is no shadow of turning in Him. From the beginning, Light shone forth, the radiance of God, and called forth light, and light was. And, from this light, all creation exists. But, it is the continual union with the Lord that all life is.
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Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
There is no other Truth than Jesus. Paul didn’t surpass Jesus’ truth. Peter didn’t understand more. John, in his great revelation as the last book of the Bible wasn’t in possession of a greater revelation than that which Jesus is.
What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.
1 John 1:1-4
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God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
Man was born on a sixth day. It was the very first sixth day, and we tell time by it as the second to last of our week, Friday. After God created man, his day was done. There was evening, and morning–the sixth day. The first thing man got to do was to sleep.
Second, after this, God had has his full ‘work week’, the full six-days. God chose to take a break, to call it the Sabbath, the seventh day. He blessed and hallowed this day, calling it holy, as a day set apart for no work, for rest for man. This was the seventh, the end of our week, Saturday. The very second thing that man, newly created, got to do, was to take a day off.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit (John 3:6). The physical body and the physical soul are not evil creations. In the beginning, God created them, and He called them good (Genesis 1:31). Yet, fallen man is completely incapable of pleasing God on his own (Romans 3:11). It takes Faith to please God (Hebrews 11:6), and this is given (Romans 12:3).
The life of the Christian is marked by ‘baptisms’ (plural, see Hebrews 6:1). We are baptized (immersion, you go down into it) into Christ, and we are baptized (immersion, you come underneath it) into the Holy Spirit. This was depicted in the wilderness by the Israelites being baptized into the Red sea (water baptism) and the cloud (the Holy Spirit) (1 Corinthians 10:2).
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“This message will introduce Jesus Christ to the world.”
William Marion Branham
For all his failures, William Marion Branham was a prophet from God, accredited with signs, wonders, and mighty miracles. His simple faith and demonstration of Jesus Christ the same, Yesterday, Today, and Forever through God’s healing power is still looked at today as one of the greatest, most powerful displays of God’s supernatural power in the modern world. While it is still my belief that he was taken home early because he had forsaken his primary call of praying for the sick and that he was spreading doctrinal confusion by his teaching, the message of Mr. Branham still rings clear.
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Faith is a substance. Faith is a communicable dis-ease with the status quo. Faith makes a way where there seems to be no way, and calls those things that are not as though they are. Faith looks beyond the facts, and sees God’s Truth, what He has said. Faith hopes beyond all hope, and is righteousness to God.
When one hears a Word of the Kingdom and doesn’t understand it, the evil one comes and snatches it away. This is the word of the Kingdom. This is the Word of Faith, which we speak.
1 Corinthians 13:13 says that these three remain: faith, hope, and love. Hope is what we wait with expectancy to happen. Faith is the substance of that, now. We might hope for a piece of bread to eat, but Faith is to have the substance of that, despite my natural hand still being empty.