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E-26 Man said, "Oh, brother, I sought God. I sought..." No man never sought God. Not in a man to seek God. No man at any time or at any age ever sought God. It's just vice versa. It's God seeking the man, not man seeking God. Jesus said, "No man can come to Me except My Father draws him." Is that right?
The very beginning... Man when he fell from grace, his nature was changed, and he run from God and hid from God, and that's still his nature. A man can never seek God while he's a sinner. God has to seek man. And...?...
As I was explaining to some people today, just like a pig and a lamb. Well, the lamb could say to the pig, "Why, look. You're nothing but an old slop-eating pig."
The pig would say, "Tend to your own business. I have no desire to be a lamb." And the pig could not change his nature no more than a sinner can change their nature. You're borned in sin, shaped in iniquity, come to the world speaking lies. And there's not one good sound part about anybody. So who are you anyhow?
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41 People say, "Oh, Brother Branham, I sought God and sought God!" And you did not. I hate to tell you that, but you didn't. God sought you. It was God seeking you.
Jesus said, "You haven't chose Me; I chose you. No man can come to Me except My Father draws him, and all the Father has given Me will come to Me." Now, see, it wasn't. No man can glory in anything. It's God! Oh, how marvelous to see the--the real grace of God, how it's...
And how people has took the Message of grace and made a disgrace out of It! Like my precious church and you precious Baptist people, when you mess up grace like that, you've really got it in a mess.
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E-11 But one day God called him. That's what made the difference, when God made the call. And that's the way it is to any life. It takes God. It isn't what you do; it's what God does. See? You say, "I sought God; I sought God." You're mistaken. No man seeks God; God seeks the man. See? It's not you seeking God; it's God seeking you. Jesus said, "You haven't chose me; but I chose you." See?
So you're chose before the foundation of the world, or you wasn't chose at all. He just come to redeem that name. And all whose names were not on that Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world is the only ones going to be there anyhow. See? You were chose in Him before the foundation of the world. When the Lamb was chosen, then you were chosen with Him, before the foundation... And you're, as I said last night, an attribute of God's thinking. They... That's the only way you can be eternal and only form of Eternal Life. There's only one form of Eternal Life, and that's God. So that's all. He is the one that's eternal.
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54 But a real Spirit-filled church, full of power of God, setting together in heavenly places, offering spiritual sacrifices, praises of God, the Holy Spirit moving among them, discerning sin, and calling out the things that's among them that's wrong, straightened out and making it flat and level... Because why? Always in the Presence of God is that bloody Sacrifice.
Now, remember, we went through it this morning. You wasn't saved by the Blood; you're kept saved by the Blood. But you were saved by grace, through faith, believing it. God knocked at your heart, because He predestinated you. You looked up, and believed it, accepted it. Now, the Blood makes an atonement for your sins.
Remember, I said, "God does not condemn a sinner for sinning." He's a sinner to begin with. He condemns a Christian for sinning. And then because He has condemned him, Christ took our condemnation. So there's no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, that walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. And if you do anything wrong, it isn't willfully. You don't sin willfully. A man that sins willfully, goes out and willfully sins, never come into that Body yet. But a man that's once in there, he's dead, and his life is hid in God through Christ, sealed by the Holy Ghost, and the devil can't even find him; he's so far back in there. He would have to come out of there before the devil can ever get in, for you are dead.