GOD'S.POWER.TO.TRANSFORM_ PHOENIX.AZ V-16 N-5 SATURDAY_ 65-0911
234 Sons and daughters was in God at the beginning. Now, look. You've got Eternal Life, you say. We believe it, that we got Eternal Life. Well, there's only one form of Eternal Life, and that's God. That's the only thing that is eternal, is God. Then if you've got Eternal Life, that Life that's in you always was, and you were in the loins of God before there even was a world. And when the Word Itself... Jesus Himself is called the Word, and in St. John 1, said, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us." Then you were in the loins of Jesus, and went to Calvary with Him. You died with Him, and you raised with Him. And today we're setting in heavenly places in Him, filled with His Spirit, sons and daughters of God. Die with Him, raised with Him. Sure.
SPIRITUAL.AMNESIA_ BIRMINGHAM.AL SATURDAY_ 64-0411
E-33 Now, to be a true Christian, you have to be the same. We don't want to forget that. All that He was, I'm identified with Him. I'm identified with Him. Notice. And He is in me, and I in Him. Notice. Then every Christian that's a real genuine Christian--Christian was with Him, "when the morning stars sang together and the sons of God shouted for joy" before there was foundation of the world. We were identified in the immortal realms with God ten million years before the world was ever formed. I was back there with Him. If I've got Eternal Life, I was there with Him. I was identified with Him when the morning stars sang together, and the sons of God shouted for joy.
I was with him when He called Abraham at the age of--of seventy-five years old, and his wife being sixty-five, and told him they were going to have a baby. I was with him when he took his stand upon THUS SAITH THE LORD: I'm going to have the baby." I stood with him. Every other Christian stood with him. I was with him when his temptations come. I was with him when he went up on top of the mountain to offer up Isaac. I was with him when the ram appeared.
WISDOM.VERSUS.FAITH_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-17 SUNDAY_ 62-0401
28-2 Now, if you have Eternal Life today, you are in God. By God's being in you, you are God's expressed thought. Whew! Then don't listen to any reasonings, lest your crown be taken and give to another. Don't take any reasonings at all. Just believe what God said is the Truth and stay with It.
Reasonings through wisdom tries to make the Word say something It doesn't say.
Now, you say, "Is that true, Brother Branham?"
Well, let's just go back to Genesis and find out. Let's go to Genesis the 3rd chapter of Genesis, and we're going to read the--the--the 4th verse. See if--if--if wisdom tries to make the Word say something that It isn't. The 3rd chapter of Genesis, the 4th verse:
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
See what it presents? What is it? Trying to make the Word say something that It doesn't say. See? God said, "You shall die!"
SIRS.WE.WOULD.SEE.JESUS_ DALLAS.TX V-19 N-8 WEDNESDAY_ 64-0304
12 God is Life, Life Eternal. In the beginning was God. He wasn't God at that time, because god, the English word "god," means "object of worship," and there wasn't nothing but Him. He was the eternal, just the eternal One. There was no moon, no stars, no Angels, no nothing. But in this Being, that we call God our Father, was attributes. In Him was attribute to be Father, in Him was attribute to be God, in Him was attribute to be Son, in Him was attribute to be Saviour, in Him was attribute to be Healer, and all these things that we see now is just displaying His attributes.
13 Now, if you were in His thinking at the beginning, if you've got Eternal Life, there's only one form of Eternal Life, Eternal Life had no beginning and it has no ending. So if you have Eternal Life, you were an attribute of God's thinking before there was anything but Him.
Your form, your shape, and what you're in now, is just a negative, when you come up to the--around twenty, twenty-two years old. You were a negative, and death develops the picture to the positive, that when this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting. See?
WHEN.THEIR.EYES.WERE.OPENED_ BEAUMONT.TX THURSDAY_ 64-0312
E-7 And as I said last evening, God has 'lotted that His Scripture from the beginning, before there was any time, when He was eternal... He--He is the eternal One. And then, these things that's happening now are only the attributes of God's thinking. At first it has to be a thought and then a word. And a word... When a thought expressed is a word. And then it's spoken, it has to happen. And the whole thing is God unfolding Himself in His attributes. And then God being made material, tangible, that we can talk to, speak with in His whole church body, and everything...
Therefore, your name was in His thinking. That's how you have Eternal Life. You can't have it no other way. If you got Eternal Life you always was. See? You... If otherwise... You just can't say, "Well, I belong to church; I do this." No, sir. Eternal life never had a be... 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.
SIRS.WE.WOULD.SEE.JESUS_ DENHAM.SP.LA WEDNESDAY_ 64-0318
E-30 Like, in the beginning, God was not even God. He was the great eternal. And in there was attributes. Attributes was His thoughts. And then it become a Word like this. And a word expressed... Well, a thought expressed is a word. A word expressed is a thought. And then, remember, if you ever was in God's thinking, you'll always be there. If you've got Eternal Life, you are the expression or the attribute of His thought for this age. If not, you...
There's only one Eternal Life, and it always existed. And you in His mind existed before there was a world. That's the reason He said He chose you before the foundation of the world. It isn't what we think, what somebody else thinks; it's what God eternal... You always was (See?) in His thinking. It was in Him to be man. That's the reason that Christ was the expressed image. See?
WHO.IS.THIS.MELCHISEDEC_ JEFF.IN V-5 N-10 SUNDAY_ 65-0221E
48 Notice, those who have tonight Eternal Life, was with Him and in Him, in His thinking, before there ever was an Angel, star, Cherubim, or anything else. That's eternal. And if you have Eternal Life, you always was, not your being here, but the shape and form that the infinite God... And if He isn't infinite, He isn't God.
God has to be infinite. We're finite; He's infinite. And He was omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent. If He isn't, then He can't be God: knows all things, all places because of His omnipresence. Omniscient makes Him omnipresent. He is a being; He's not like the wind. He is a being; He dwells in a house, but being omniscient, knowing all things, makes Him omnipresent, because He knows everything that's going on. There can't be a flea bat its eyes but what He knowed it. And He knowed it before there was a world, how many time it'd bat it's eyes and how much tallow it had in it, before there ever was a world. That is infinite. We can't comprehend it in our minds, but that's God--God, infinite.
THINKING.MAN'S.FILTER_ JEFF.IN V-5 N-6 SUNDAY_ 65-0822E
71 Israel was all outwardly spiritually, all filled with God's goodness, and how they reverenced God and so forth, but that didn't work. The inside of them couldn't recognize the Word Itself.
But when you're born of the Spirit of God, then you've got a--you are a son of God, and you always was a son of God, and you always will be a son of God. There's no way to separate it, because it's--you have Eternal Life. And eternal never did begin; neither will it ever end.