Sunday, September 6th, 2020
God has a special way of doing things. The disciples ate and lived next to Jesus and sometimes failed to realize that the God of Heaven was that Jesus who was with them. Today we would like this Jesus to be able to sit with us.
Some called Him a devil, He, God made flesh. As then, the difference is the election: those whom God has chosen for himself. “You are happy, Simon, son of Jonah; for it is not flesh and blood which has revealed this to you, but it is my Father who is in heaven. "(Matthew 16:17) It is not easy to recognize the grace that we have. The fakes attract a lot of people because they attract with the sensations. But it remains carnal, you will be a religious. Habits don't have to set in. We really want to have this Jesus because the days ahead are bad. The man does not see things well. “When you see Jerusalem taken over by armies, then know that its desolation is near. (Luke 21:20) When they saw the army coming in, they stayed. It was religion, habits, trust in men that did this. “What do you see, Jeremiah? I replied: I see an almond branch. And Jehovah said unto me, Thou hast well seen; for I watch over my word to carry it out. "(Jeremiah 1: 11-12) Never forget what you hear. God cannot watch over you, but He will always watch over His Word. “I remind you, brethren, of the Gospel which I have preached to you, which you have received, in which you have persevered, and by which you have been saved, if you keep it as I have announced it to you; otherwise you would have believed in vain. "(1 Corinthians 15: 1-2) God is concerned with the thing that is done according to his Word. “If I still pleased men, I would not be a servant of Christ. "(Galatians 1:10) It is not about the will of man but only the will of God. "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil falsely about you, because of me." (Matthew 5:11) We desire to be as God desires.
Acts 3: 17-26
We are a privileged people because God wanted us to be able to live in this age of Laodicea. It is God who builds his Church and He takes care of it. Despite the difficulties, through this she manifests her character. “In him was life, and the life was the light of men…. He came to his own, and his own did not receive him. (John 1: 4 and 11) Jesus Christ is the gift of God, but the people of Israel refused it. Jesus Christ had come for Israel. The Magi followed the star to see the King of the Jews. “This is because today in the city of David a Savior is born to you, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11) The God of Heaven became a man. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…. And the word was made flesh, and it dwelt among us, full of grace and of truth; and we beheld his glory, a glory like the glory of the Only Begotten from the Father. (John 1: 1 & 14) The Word walked, It could work in a man. When God does something, nature has to get along for it to happen. Nature is not ignorant, but it is man who is ignorant. “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. "(Matthew 11:28) Man is made up primarily of water, that is why there is thirst. If there is thirst, God also created water. But instead of taking water, you look for a substitute: sugar (sodas). Whenever you are thirsty, you give your body water. It is only the Creator who takes care of you, He cares about you, He gives you water. But the enemy doesn't want your good and he gives the sugar. God always has good thoughts for man. "The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from among your brethren; you shall hear him. (Deuteronomy 18:15) In the law of Moses, a woman caught in the act of adultery was to be stoned. These men present at the time were right, but “the law was given by Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. "(John 1:17) He is the Author of his Word. A child of God always stands in the absolute, which is what the Bible says. Paul didn't hold on to anything else! “For I did not think that I knew anything among you except Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ crucified. (1 Corinthians 2: 2) Jesus Christ is the revelation of the fullness of God. He is the Alpha and the Omega. Every Word since Genesis speaks only of Jesus Christ because we only speak of the Word, but the Word is Jesus Christ. “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. "(John 10:27) There are only his children, the elect, who can hear his Voice. The same position Israel had then, is the same position for us today. Jesus Christ is for you. If you don't have a relationship with Him, how can you understand that He is meant for you? These are very important times for the Bride. When Jesus came on the scene, He came just exactly as the Scriptures said. The people of Israel had the Word of the prophets, the Bible, but they didn't see It, didn't recognize It. Philip had found the One that the prophets spoke of. They also asked John the Baptist the question "Who are you?" So that we give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself? ... Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet? (John 1: 22 and 25) John answered who he was so he knew. The problem is, there were too many preachers at that time. If the people failed to see the coming of the Lord, it was because of the preachers of the day. They confused them. It's the same today with "Branham Said". They are the same minds. They got so confused that they didn't even believe in the resurrection. They can read the Word, but they don't have the revelation. The prophet cannot give revelation. When he preaches he preaches what he has received by revelation and when he preaches revelation comes to you. It is God who reveals because the revelation comes from Him, not from a man. God reveals himself to the simple. To fully understand the Word, the Author must explain to you and give you the understanding of his Word. The Word is the transcription of the mind of God. The thought of God is the revelation that comes to you. We're called to be in the same Spirit, with the same faith. It cannot fail, we will make it happen. The crow must eat, the vulture must eat, but the eagle must also eat. God takes care. The One that all Israel was waiting for came and they did not see Him. A pagan like Pilate saw nothing wrong with Him, he wanted to set Him free, but it was these people of Israel who condemned Him. This Jesus is special, you see a man but the power was in Him. He showed us that we were sinners but He also shows that He came for Grace and the justification of our sins. “Never has a man spoken like this man. (John 7:46) When God speaks, He touches our hearts. You always keep someone in domination by fear, that's how Satan works. All the preachers that day became Caesar's servants. “We have no king but Caesar. "(John 19:15) When the Sanhedrin came it always brought the problems, the condemnation but when Jesus came it was peace. They wanted to trouble Pilate. "If you let him go, you're not Caesar's friend." (John 19:12) The blind man whom Jesus had healed, the Pharisees threatened to be rejected from the synagogue. It’s the same today. They are unbelievers. Pilate seeing this asked himself the question "Are you the King of the Jews? Jesus answered, Are you saying this about yourself, or have others told you about me? (John 18: 33-34) You must recognize that Jesus is Lord, you must have the revelation of it. Pilate realized that this Jesus was truly king. “Pilate said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. (John 18:37) From then on he sought to get rid of this situation. Jesus was presented in front of Barabbas! It was a simple equation, the choice was obvious. Barabbas was a thief, a murderer, and Jesus, a meek, simple man who had done miracles. But it has become complicated to answer a simple thing. Pilate was certain that the people would choose to free Jesus. How could it have become difficult? We only want Jesus and his Word. When it is for God, abandon father, mother and family. In order for you to be strengthened, you need character. Salvation is individual, you must be sure of the choice you must make. The people decided to free Barabbas. Pilate was confused, he was moved. "What then do you want me to do with him whom you call the King of the Jews?" (Mark 15:12) God uses the mouths of men, all have heard and will never be able to say we did not know. The murderer, we let him go and we want to crucify an innocent. All the time that Pilate was speaking, the Pharisees passed through the crowd saying to free Barabbas and crucify Jesus. "What harm has he done? "(Mark 15:14) For you to be forgiven, it has cost someone. You think that you are important when someone has suffered for you. Since they rejected Him, God turned his gaze to the nations. The purpose of this was not to save the Gentiles but for his People. “Simon told how God first looked at the nations to choose from among them a people to bear his name. (Acts 15:14) Isaiah had seen this many years before. “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen on you. (Isaiah 60: 1) Among the nations, God has a people who bear his Name. God is not in the denominations. That's what we came out for. Each denomination has its Jesus but not the Jesus of the Bible.
Revelation 3:14 and 20
Someone who is at home cannot knock on the door but he is outside. This is the age we live in. In Laodicea, we don't want this Jesus.
Acts 3: 19-21
It is this Jesus that you accepted and the others refused. Jesus ascended to heaven, He is our intercessor but his Spirit descended on Earth to be with us. The Lord cannot return now for He is retained in heaven until the time of all things being restored. We had the restoration of the Word through the ministry of Prophet Branham but the Lord still has not returned. If the Word is restored, God's people must also be restored. It is God who restores through his Word. Restoration is bringing the Word back to its original position, in its omnipotence for the purpose for which it was given. God wants to restore what belongs to him, which is his Bride. Eve is an exact part of Adam. "But to all who received him, to those who believe in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1: 12-13) He begot us according to his Word. There is a birth taking place. When you are born again, you are brought back to your original condition. Before the world was, we were in Him. We are the attributes of God on earth.
Ephesians 3: 13-19
All the fullness of God. Before the world existed, we were nothing but God. This is why He gave us the image of Adam and Eve. At Creation Eve was there in Adam. It is the image of the Groom with the Bride. The same nature. The Bride is part of the Bridegroom, bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh. He is the head, we are the body. The Word is restored, but you're a part of the Word, we've got to be restored too. We are the history of Laodicea. You live in this age because God saw you and He saw the victory you had to achieve. You cannot fail. In this Age there are overcomers. You are among the winners. Satan will shake you up, fight you, but you will get there because you are predisposed to conquer. “Any weapon formed against you shall not prosper; (Isaiah 54:17) Even the corona must be afraid of you. Victory is your faith in this Jesus. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13: 8) The Jesus of the Bible is always present. Victorious, you are. In Laodicea, you have victory.