« 65 † As the natural wine reveals itself in stimulated power, so does the new wine as it reveals the Word of God which is Spirit. Now, that's the--that's the... See? The Word Itself is Spirit. You believe that? Let's read it. Let's read it. Saint John 6, let's just do... You... Then you--then you don't say, "Well, I... Somebody said that." Let's--let's see Who said it, and then we'll know whether it's Truth or not. Saint John the 6th chapter, and--the 6th chapter and I believe it's the 60--63rd verse. All right. (I think it's it.) Yes.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profit nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
« 67 † The Word Itself is Spirit; it's Spirit in Word form. And then, you see, when It is quickened or brought to Life, the Spirit of the Word goes to work and acts. See? Because that... Now, look here: A thought has to be a thought before it can be a word. And then when a thought is presented, it is a word.
Now, this is the--God's thought that He has placed in the Word, and then when we receive it from Him, it becomes a Word.
God revealed to Moses what to do. Moses spoke it, and it happened. See? That's it, when it's really comes from God... Now, we find out that--that it--it stimulates, and it gives joy, because it is God's Word, and the new wine--the new wine stimulates the--when it reveals the Word; then brings joy beyond measure sometimes (We went through that.), that it brings such joy till you get over-flooded.
« 192 † Like Israel, back in her promised land, she don't know how she got back there. She was just automatically put back there. Why? National force put her in her place.
Now I'm going to say something. National force put Israel in her homeland; national force will put the church in the World Council of Churches; but the power of God will put the people in the Bride. The world forces this way, and the world forces that way, but God forces upward. The Spirit of God, which is the Word of God, "My Word is Spirit and Life," will put the Bride in Her place. Cause, She'll recognize Her position in the Word, then She's in Christ, will put Her in Her place. No national force will do it. But the national force did drive Israel to the homeland; the national forces of the Council of Churches will drive every organization into it; but the Power of God will raise the Bride into Glory, out of it.
193 Oh, people, recognize your day, as Jesus warned you; the sign of Sodom, and the church's conditions of this day.
« 221 † Fire is the confirmation of the Light coming from the Word. They will fill... The smart virgin, the wise virgin, had Oil in Her lamp, and She trimmed Her lamp and lit it. Now, what is it? Now, the... God is the Word. The Oil is the Spirit. And the Fire is the Gospel Light on that Oil. God said so. See? That's the vessel. All right. The Oil is in the vessel. And the Fire, burning It, shows that It's reflecting the Light of what the Word said. See? That's the reflection. Now, that wise virgin could do that.
222 But that other, foolish virgin, was on the outside, had no Oil, and they couldn't reflect nothing but just their church and their denomination. See?
223 Now, you say, "The Word, you said 'the Word was--was Spirit'?" Yes, sir.
224 God said, "My Word is Spirit." That's right. The true Bride must be unified by the Word. Now, remember, if She is a part of Christ, She has to be the Word of Christ. In order to be the Word of Christ, you have to be baptized into Christ. And when you're in Christ, you believe Christ, and Christ is the Word.
« 41 † Saint John 6. Let's begin now with the 6th chapter of Saint John, and beginning with the 60th verse.
Many therefore of his disciples, when they heard, heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it?
Then Jesus knew... himself that his disciples murmured at it, and he said unto them, Does this offend thee?
What... if ye shall see the Son of man ascending up where he was before?
Is--is it... the spirit that quickeneth; and the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit (that's Him), and they are life. (What did He say? "I am the Truth, the Life.")... they are spirit,... they are life.
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
And he said, Therefore I said unto you, that no man can come to me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
And from that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. ("Hard saying," see, he couldn't take it.)
Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will you also go away?
Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? for thou has the words of eternal life.
And we believe that and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. (My!)
« E-34 † The promise of the Holy Ghost is an assurance to you that you'll get It if you receive it that way. It depends on your attitude towards the Word. The Word is the--not the paper; it's just a Book, but it's--it's Christ made manifest on paper. That's what it is. God... "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." See? And His Word's are Spirit and Life.
We just receive His Word just like it was He Himself. When I see His promise to me, that's Christ; I embrace It. He can't lie. To---to me that's exactly the truth. See? I might not know how to take a hold of It, but It's the Truth, and I hold right with It because It's Christ to me.
« 529 † Then, our Headship is a Kingdom. "The Kingdom of God is within you," said the Bible, Jesus. The Kingdom! We are not a denomination. We belong to a Kingdom, and the Kingdom is the Word of God made Spirit and Life in our own life, bringing to pass every promise in this day, as it did in that day when the Word and God was one. And the Word and God is one in His Church today, making It the Headship of the Body that is redeemed, to bring the Message in the last day; and be taken up from the dead, in the resurrection, to go back and restore again, as Adam and Eve, in the beginning in the garden of Eden. The threefold mystery of God, His Body! Oh, my!