Sunday, April 5th, 2020
"For I am the Lord, I change not" (Malachi 3:6). If He changed, He would not be God. He is with us until the end of time. That is why we are fearless. We must have our eyes fixed on Him. Even in times of trouble, He leads us by His Light. Jesus had asked His disciples to wait in Jerusalem and it was there, in the upper room, that the Holy Spirit came down.
It is not by coincidence that they were there, but for a purpose. Those after whom Peter was able to speak and touch the hearts of the men listening to him, " Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord
" (Acts 3:19).
Hebrews 10:32-39 / Luke 18:2-8
With our Lord, there are no probabilities, that's for sure. There are no innuendoes.
Luke did research so that whoever reads, can receive things as true. No matter what the world is, the Word of God will always remain the Word of God with its power and authority. The righteous man lives by faith because "he who is to come will come. "(Hebrews 10:37) That is certain. Peter was a witness of the things which he told Cornelius; he had lived it. The Word of God is real. When man thinks with his 5 senses, he loses sight of God's purpose. "When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth? "(Luke 18:8) You can have faith in many things because there are many faiths: Presbyterian faith, Catholic faith, ... Everyone has faith in what he believes. But which faith are we talking about here? In these times, the faith of many is shaken, they lack reference points. Jesus asked, "Who do they say that I am the Son of Man? "(Matthew 16:13) People answered many things. They said, "Some say that you are John the Baptist, others Elijah, others Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. "(Matthew 16:15) But Peter reacted differently, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. "(Matthew 16:16) Then the Lord could say, "Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed this unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. "(Matthew 16:17) It is important for a child of God to always consult the Lord before doing anything. Just as David consulted the Lord before going to the Philistines. But when they were looking for the ark, they did not consult the Lord. Despite Uzza's good will, Uzza died. David admitted that he didn’t seek the face of God. What about our churches? We talk about "our churches" as if they were our property. There are many churches today, each one gives itself a title. "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. "(Revelation 3:20) The Lord is outside. The churches didn't want it. Pilate asked the Jewish people, "Which do you want me to release, Barabbas, or Jesus, who is called Christ?" (Matthew 27:17) An innocent man facing a criminal, a murderer. The people chose Barabbas. Pilate continued, "What shall I then do with Jesus, who is called Christ? They all answered, "Let him be crucified! "(Matthew 27:22) His own people crucified Him. They crucified someone who had done nothing. Wherever He went, He did nothing but good. "He came to his own home, and his own people did not receive him. "(John 1:11) Even Pilate had mercy, "But what evil has He done? And they cried out even more loudly, "Let him be crucified!" (Matthew 27:23) This is terrible. Many say today, if we were in those days, we would never have done this. But we are still in the same condition today. Jesus knocks at the door and the churches do not open their doors. Jesus is rejected by everyone, no one wants Him. This is the Age of Laodicea. It is the most terrible Age, it is the most subtle Age, the Age of seduction. That is how the devil crept into the "Message". We must be based on the main foundation, the Word of God. Branhamists are idolaters, why put in the church the portrait of Hoffman and the picture of Brother Branham. The Bible never said that. What is their faith? They kill souls. The Message serves to bring back to the faith of our fathers, that is to say to the teaching of the apostles: Jesus Christ the Lord. Branhamists want to remove the straw from the eye of their neighbors whereas they have a chaff. Satan has turned around them as with Eve, to seduce them and make them think.
Hebrews 10: 35-36
Perseverance is very important for a believer. Jesus was walking in the crowd, and there was Bartimaeus, a blind man on the side. This was not the first time, he used to come there, but why was Bartimaeus shaken that day? What happened? Jesus was passing by, and there was a current that hit Bartimaeus. The deep calling to the deep. Jesus was passing by on His way to Bartimaeus. The Lord knows His own, that's why we must be sure of Him in whom we put our faith. Bartimaeus asked himself, "Hearing the crowd passing by, he asked what it was. They said to him, "It is Jesus of Nazareth passing by. "(Luke 18:36-37) The religious of the time did not want to recognize this Jesus. Branhamists are like the Pharisees of that time. They use "the prophet said" as the Pharisees used "Moses said". For that, they missed the Messiah. Because we are in the Message then we are saved, that is false. There is only Jesus who saves. "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved. "(Acts 16:31) The woman of bad life at the well recognized Jesus as a prophet while the Pharisees compared Jesus to a demon. Bartimaeus cried out from the depths of his soul, "Son of David, have mercy on me! "It was a cry that touched the heart of God. Bartimaeus was truly convinced and certain of this. The people tried to silence him, they didn't pay attention to what was happening. Jesus knew everyone's heart, so He had not come for the crowd but for Bartimaeus. They tried to silence Bartimaeus, but he shouted even louder: this is perseverance. Jesus asked Bartimaeus what he wanted. People have always told themselves that it was over for Bartimaeus. Faith always works with perseverance. It's because you have faith that you can persevere. God is not in a building, but He said, "I will build my Church." (Matthew 16:18) Today the doors of the buildings are closed, but the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is open. God is not looking for crowds but there is more joy in heaven for one sinner who repents. In His Church, there are members who are His sheep. One enters this church through a door. "I am the door. "(John 10:9) Solomon said, "Behold, the heavens and the heavens of heavens cannot contain you; how much less this house which I have built for you! "(1 Kings 8:27) Where does the Lord live? "Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit? "(1 Corinthians 6:19) It is not a building, but you are the Temple of God.
We are the temple of the Holy Spirit and God wants to dwell in each one of us.
1 Corinthians 3:16
"But the hour is coming, and it has already come, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for these are the worshippers whom the Father requires. "(John 4:23)